Saturday, January 30, 2010

Here I Come

No phones, no cell phones, no computers, no work........ SIGH~~~~

Gone on Vacation!

Friday, January 29, 2010


I am home sick today...yuk! We leave for holiday's on Monday...I should be cleaning house, packing etc....yet here I sit. So I thought since I am feeling too yucky to make a card I would show you the before and after pictures of my Gigi. She is my little 5lb , nine month old Yorkie.

In the before picture she reminds me of a little sheepdog. She hated it when I put a bow in her hair so I could see her pretty eyes. So off to the dog groomer we went ... to get her bangs trimmed.
Look, now I can see her pretty eyes. She got a pedicure! I left her ear hair alone...I love all the hair she has on her ears.
Well maybe I will go do something now... a nap sounds good to me!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This is a multi challenge card.1- For today's colour challenge: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo & Blush Blossom. The dessert option was a heart and we could use Red for this. (my lips look like a heart to me..tee hee)

2. For this weeks The Pink Elephant Challenge found here: were to use Pink, Polka Dots and a Bow somewhere on our card.

3. For this weeks Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge found here:

I used the January Stamp Of The Month from called Cookies & Kisses.

I thought this would be a cute card to give to my hubby. I made the lips glossy with Crystal Effects and added a bit of SU Shimmer Paint to the hearts.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ January SOM Cookies & Kisses
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Melon Mambo DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Spellbinders Oval Nesties, Crystal Effects, SU Shimmer Paint, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponging, Rhinestone Brads, Bow Easy

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 25, 2010


This was created for today's Clean & Simple Challenge at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. We were to use Designer Paper on our card.

This is also for this weeks MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE.

I also tried my hand and made my first Easel Card, the tutorial can be found in the Resource section at Splitcoaststampers.

I used NEW stamps for January from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS designed by our own Shawne called LOVIN' LADYBUGS. These two cute little ants are just one of the many stamps in this set.

Here is a quick side-view of my Easel Card.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Lovin' Ladybugs
Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Copics, Basic Black
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, Scorepal, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Half Backed Pearls
Thanks for looking...have a great nite.


This Anniversary card was made for todays Try A New Technique challenge over at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS

Today we were challenged to make a Side Step card. Very cool!

I used new stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS designed by Wendy Hall called Lovin' Ridley & Rosie.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Lovin' Ridley & Rosie
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Orchid Opulance, Cottage Wall DSP
Ink: Basic Grey, Copics, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulance
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Bow Easy, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Spellbinders Oval Nesties & Fancy Photo Corners, SU Circle & Scallop punch, dimensionals, sponging, half backed pearls.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This is for today's colour challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. We were to use Bashful Blue, Soft Suede and Ruby Red.

This is also for this weeks sketch challenge over at THE PINK ELEPHANT.

I was asked to make a card for a co-worker who is leaving us for a new position. This card is 5.5 x5.5 so there is room for everybody to sign it.

I tried to make a more masculine themed card...which I always find difficult. I used my new Stampin Up border & corner punches that I received today.

All edges are heavily sponged.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~ Garden Silhouettes; Fiskars~Round of Applause
Paper: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Same as above
Accessories: Nesties, Border & Corner punches, Soft Suede Ribbon, Sponging, dimensionals, brads.

Thanks for looking....have a great nite.


Monday, January 18, 2010


This is for this weeks MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE.
I used new stamps for January from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. This set is designed by Wendy Hall from Louby Lou Creations for Clear Dollar Stamps......It is called: Lovin' Ridley & Rosie.
I coloured in the image with my new copics. I am still getting used to these markers.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Lovin' Ridley & Rosie
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DSP
Ink: Copics, black Staz-on
Accessories: Oval Nesties, MS Arch Lattice Border Punch, SU Word Window, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, Bloom Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Copics, black Ribbon
Thanks for looking.
Have a great nite!


This card was made for a co-worker who lost her father. I made it a bit larger than usual 5.5 x 5.5 so there is room for everyone to sign it at work.
I went with today's Clean And Simple Challenge, which was a colour challenge. We were asked to use White and Teal and one other colour. I chose to go with brown.
I made a template using my square Spellbinders Nestability, and sponged Taken With Teal onto Shimmery White Cardstock.
The images were stamped with Distressed Ink Walnut Stain. I added the sheer brown ribbon with a spiral clip. I finished off the card with a little bit of paper piercing in two of the opposite corners.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo~Garden Delight; Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Words of Sympathy
Paper: Shimmery White, Taken With Teal
Ink: Taken With Teal, Distressed Ink Walnut Stain
Accessories: Square Spellbinder Nestabilities, Spiral Clip, Brown Sheer Ribbon, Sponges, Paper Piercer
Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 15, 2010


This is for this weeks CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE found over at Lori's blog.
This week was a sketch challenge. Why not play along...even if you don't own any Clear Dollar Stamps...use whatever stamps you have. There are always prizes to be won.
Okay...on with the card. I decided to use the Horse Poetry stamp set from CDS this week.
I stamped my image onto watercolour paper and use my inks and aquapainter to colour it in. I ran my Chocolate Chip & Kiwi Kiss inkpads over the co-ordinating colour cardstock to give it a bit of a suede look.
I added three brads and wrapped twine around them.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ Horse Poetry
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Water Colour paper, SU Au Choclat DSP
Ink: Black Staz-on, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Carmel, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point
Accessories: Aquapainter, Paper Piercer, Brads, Twine, Dimensionals,Sponging, Oval Nesties
Thanks for looking....hope you get a chance to play along with us!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


This card is for TWO challenges today! First for the colour challenge at SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS which was Pretty Chocolate Razzleberries! Sounds good enough to eat doesn't it? (Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip & Rich Razzleberry)

The second is for Laurie (aka tx stamper) blog challenge found on her blog CLEARLY DELIGHTFUL. We were to use a Bunny on our card. Why not play along ... she is giving away the cutest digi image just for playing!

I received this image in a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) some time ago and was happy to use it today!

Today is also the very first time I have ever used Copic Markers.....whew! I am still a total newbie when it comes to blending these markers I need much more practice.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Image from RAK
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip Pretty In Pink, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Textured Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Copics, Blender pen, CC Satin Ribbon, Corduroy Brads

Thanks for looking today!


Sunday, January 10, 2010


This is for today's Featured Stamper Challenge. I cased THIS card of Wendy's.

I liked her layout and snow theme so I kept that the same. The things I changed were the colours, stamps and shape of nestie she used for her main image.

This cute litte Charlie Sledding stamp is new from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS for January.

I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for the snow. I coloured the image with my blender pen and inks.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Charlie Sledding
Paper: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White, SU DSP(?)
Ink: Pacific Point, Creamy Carmel, Close To Cocoa, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Snow Dots Embossing folder, Octagon Nesties, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, Pacific Point ribbon, felt snowflakes, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, glittered brad, dimensionals, sponging

Thanks for looking....have a great nite!



This is for OUR CREATIVE CORNERS CHALLENGE this week to create a 3-d project.

I made this set of 8 cards and holder for my cousin who is going through Chemo right now. I figured you could always use some thank you cards.
I kept the cards fairly simple and flat so she wouldn't have to pay for extra postage.

All the cards are the same except I used 4 different border punches.
I hope she likes them.
Stamps: SU ~ Oval All
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Accessories: Scorepal, Scoretape, Textile Embossing Folder, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, Martha Stewart Loops Border & Corner punches, CC Tafetta Ribbon, dimensionals, CC Satin ribbon
Thanks for looking......

Friday, January 8, 2010


This card is for today's Limited Supply Challenge at Splitcoaststampers found HERE.

I wasn't going to make a card today since I am dead tired...but I had 15 minutes to kill while I had a facial mask Voila....this is what I came up with. Super quick card using a super cute stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. It is the Stamp of the Month that you can get for FREE when placing an order at Clear Dollar Stamps. It is called: Cookies & Kisses.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ SOM Cookies & Kisses
Paper: Melon Mambo DSP & cardstock, Basic black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-on, Real Red, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Fleur de lis border punch, SU Scallop & Circle punches, dimensionals, Bow Easy, Ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek! Hope my Hubby likes his card!


Thursday, January 7, 2010


This anniversary card was made for today's Ways To Use It Challenge to use something New!

It is also for this weeks MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE.

I used my Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP pack paired with Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette.

The stamps are what is NEW. They are new for January from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS, this set is called MONKEY LOVE.

The image was coloured in with inks and blender pen and aquapainter.

I added a little bit of Burgundy Stickles to the heart.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Monkey Love
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP's, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink: Rich Regals and Earth Elements, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Fleur de lis Punch, Nesties, CC Satin Ribbon, Half backed Pearls, Blender Pen, Aquapainter, Sponging

Thanks for looking......Keep on dreamin!


Monday, January 4, 2010


This Anniversary card was made for today's Clean & Simple Challenge.
I used new stamps for January from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Loving Ladybugs.
I paired them with SU Bella Rose DSP & Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon. I made a double bow using my Bow Easy.
I think this stamp set is just adorable.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Loving Ladybugs
Paper: Shimmery White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Black Staz-on, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Accessories: MS Border Punch, Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon, blender pen, Bow Easy
Thanks for looking!
Have a great nite!


This card was made for today's Try A New Technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers. We were challenge to make a card using Paper Quilting. I had never tried this before. It is a great way to use up small scraps of paper. I used scraps of my Basic Grey Granola DSP, cut into 1 1/4" squares. I glued them down then cut out my shape using my Spellbinders Label 1 Nestabilities.

This cute little stamp is from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS and is sold individually. This is Ozzie the Octopus.

I used my Divine Swirls embossing folder for my background on the Night of Navy cardstock.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Ozzie Octopus & Sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Granola DSP, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Label 1 Nesties, SU Circle & Scalloped Circle punches, Basic Grey Granola Brads & Ribbon, Dimensionals, Divine Swirls Embossing folder.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, January 1, 2010


Today's limited supply challenge was definitely a challenge. Check it out HERE.
We were to make a card in less than 15 minutes...use new stuff....& make it for an annual event. I chose an anniversary card which is one of a few I need for friends of ours.
In order to make this a quick card...I used Our Creative Corner's sketch challenge. This helped me immensely....since the layout is what takes me the longest to figure out.
I used NEW stamps I received as a hostess from Stampin Up called Wings of Friendship. I also used new Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up called Night & Day. I love the black and white theme of this I kept this them with my colours scheme.
The images were all embossed with black embossing powder. I stamped the flourish from this set along the edges of the black cardstock layer...but the photo didn't really pick it up. I used my Bow Easy to make a quick bow.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Stampin Up~ Wings of Friendship; So Many Sayings
Paper: SU Night & Day DSP, Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Black EP
Accessories: Black EP, Versamarker, Circle Scallop Punch, ribbon, glue dots, distressing tool
Thanks for looking! Hope everyone enjoys their day off!!


Isn't this little guy cute? He was stamped for this weeks CLEARLY INSPIRED CHALLENGE over at LORI'S BLOG. We were to use brads somehow on our card. Even if you don't own any CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS, why don't you play along.....there are always prizes to be won.

I used my Build A Brad as my little monkey's thought bubble! His little brain is on **LOVE**.
This little note will probably find its way into my hubby's lunch.

I used my largest square scalloped Nestability to make my card base from Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I then used Real Red and my nesties to create the next panel.

I was going for a more clean and simple card for this one. I stamped the leaves from the same set 'Monkey Madness' on the background. This was the very first stamp set I bought from Clear Dollar Stamps.....a very long time ago. I would have never dreamed I would be on their Design Team one day.!.!.!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Monkey Madness
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Square Nesties, Build a Brad, Sponging, SU Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking! Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!