Friday, June 28, 2013

My Toy

This is my little dog Cookie playing with her new toy.  She loved it.  Yes you read that correctly
Loved it, past tense..   Once the other dogs got a hold of it, she didn't want anything to do with it.
If its hers, she loves it, if its community property forget it!  I love her, even though she is super

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ATC challenge at Whimsical Designs with SKdigis

I am having such a fun time with Whimsical Designs and the variety of digi stamps and products that they use.  Great Challenges, fun friends, hope you will come join in.

This week's sponsor is Skdigis, you can find their amazing selection of stamps here:

You can find the amazing sentiment stamps by Whimsical Designs here:

This week's challenge is to make your own ATC (artist trading card)  I for one, have never made one before now, and it was super fun.  I hope you like how it turned out, I love it.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Made my own patterned paper

I thought I would try a fun technique making my own patterned paper using stamps.  I love how
it turned out, especially for it being the first time.  :)
I started with a 5.25 x 5.25 piece of plain white paper, stamped on it with one color first, then took
another stamp (both from stampin up)  and stamped it in a different color.
I did this same thing on a smaller piece of paper with a different stamp, but kept it to just one stamp.  I didnt want pattern overload.

Thanks for taking a peak at my project.

Products Used:
Sherri Baldy Besties stamp found here:
Stampin Up stamps (retired)
Stampin UP inkpads
clothing type label
Memory Box butterfly die
Memory Box tag die

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting Patriotic with Eureka and Whimsical Designs! Come join the fun

It's Whimsical Wednesday!  You know what that means.. A brand
new exciting challenge

If you haven't checked out the fabulous sentiment stamps designed by Stephanie from Whimsical Designs, what are you waiting for?  Stamps for all occasions, and all kinds of cards and scrapbook pages.

 The current Challenge is "Getting Patriotic"

Our Sponsor this week is Eureka Stamps! You Can win 5 awesome digis!!!!

Here is my project for the challenge, hope you see your entry there too.  :)

I used Eureka Stamps digi stamp called Patriotic Puppy found here: 

I made a shaped card by printing out my image large on a piece of brown paper, and a piece of white paper. I only had to color in the handkerchief this way and the tongue.  I used glossy accents on the nose and tongue.  I folded a piece of black paper in half then just cut all the way around my image exept for the top to make my card.  
The sentiment is from Whimsical Designs and you can find it here:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's Whimsical Wednesday! Summer time Fun Challenge

It's Whimsical Wednesday!  You know what that means.. A brand
new exciting challenge

If you haven't checked out the fabulous sentiment stamps designed by Stephanie from Whimsical Designs, what are you waiting for?  Stamps for all occasions, and all kinds of cards and scrapbook pages.

 The current Challenge is Summer time Fun! Come play along

                                        Our Sponsor is Freshly Brewed Designs!

Here is mine: 

Sentiment stamps by Whimsical Designs
digi stamp-"Betty" Fresh Brewed Designs
digi stamp-"Bob" Fresh Brewed Designs
Momenta Paper

I am entering this card in the summer fun challenge at: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CHallenge over at Treasured Times

My Red White and Blue card with buttons and ribbon!  That's the challenge #1 over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps. (ends June 29th)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Betty Boop card

Small card made with image from:

I used a sentiment stamp from Whimsical Designs

I am entering in the following challenges: Ends June 22 For the men in your life (ends June 29) Die cuts (ends June 30) Fathers Day or Manly (ends june 30)

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Angel/Fairy card

Good morning!  I have been in the card making mood lately.  I colored this little Bestie fairy up about a week ago, but wasn't sure what I was going to do with her at that time. I just loved her and knew I wanted to color her.  :)    I went back and forth whether I wanted to put it with pink or blue.   Finally
decided on the blue.

Products Used:
Bestie digi stamp by Sherri Baldy
Sentiment stamp by Whimsical Designs
I am Roses
tiny buttons
crystal Stickles
Copic Markers
Momenta Paper
Spellbinders scalloped ovals

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Besties Challenge Blog- Delicious Die cuts (ends June 16) Anything that Flies (ends June 13th) Fantasy (ends June 29th) -mermaids/fairies (ends June 30) inspiration) ends June 14th

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fishing Bear card

This card is so much cuter in person. I wish I could take a better photo of it.

pearl mist
PSX stamp
2 Whimsical Designs Stamps

I am entering this into the challenge at:

1. (father's day) ends June 16th
2.// (go fish) ends June 12th
3. (one for dad) ends June 19th
4. (father's day or male) ends June 20th
5. (father's day) ends June 20th
6. (summer feeling) ends June 15th
7. (stamped image) ends June 28th
8. (summer fun) ends June 29th

Thursday, June 6, 2013

I'm embellishment challenged.. any suggestions?

Embellishment Challenged, its no secret..  I have said it before and I'll say it again.  I am so intimidated
by adding embellishments.  I see all of the beautiful cards online with gorgeous embellishments placed
all over them, yet when it comes to doing it myself, I freak out!

While I can see that my card below needs something, I just don't know what to do,  Any suggestions???   Thanks for taking a peak at my card.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's Whimsical Wednesday! That means a brand new and exciting Challenge

It's Whimsical Wednesday!!!  YAY!  

This is my very first post for being on my new DT at Whimsical Designs .  I can't tell you how 
excited I am to be accepted onto Stephanie's team.  She has a fantastic sentiment stamp line, that
works for every card occasion.
I also have to say that I am on a team with a great bunch of girls. I can't wait to be friends with each
and every one of them.

Whimsical Designs new challenge is to make a Vintage card.

uh-oh!  I may have missed the mark on this challenge.  I've never created anything vintage 
before, so I took a chance.. and while it may not really be vintage, it's the closest to vintage that I have ever come.  That's gotta count for something right?  LOL

I love the way it came out, and this card was so easy to make.

This is my FAVORITE sentiments stamp set.  :)  You can find it here:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Book of the month Challenge! Win Copic markers!

Exciting, Whimsical News! Bookworms... This Is For You!

Whimsical Designs is starting a book of the month challenge!

...A book club?! For crafters?! Are we going to be reading craft books? Nope! We're going to be reading regular novels and creating projects inspired by what we read!

For those of you who love to read and craft, this monthly challenge is for you! 

Here's how it will work:
- The first Monday of each month we will announce the book we are reading for the month and what the prize is for that challenge

- You will have the entire month to read the selected book

- You will then create any type of crafty project inspired by the book or a certain part of the book

This month, we are reading "Alex Cross, Run" by James Patterson:

On July 1st, the new book we will be reading for July will be announced, DT inspiration projects will be posted, and a linky will be included so you can upload your book project for "Alex Cross, Run." You'll have two weeks to link up your project, and then a random winner will be chosen.

This month our prize is $50 worth of Copic markers! The winner chooses the colors.

Exciting, right?! It's always exciting to start something fun and new. We do want to hear from you, though! Head on over to Whimsical Designs and leave a comment letting us know what you like to read - particular authors, genres, etc. Have you created a summer reading list? If so, what's on it?! We'd love to hear all about that, too. :)

Yellow and White challenge card

It's a beautiful day!  The challenge over at SSS is to make a yellow and white card.  I love those colors together.  So pretty.  I only have 1 yellow marker though LOL

The digi I used is a Bestie by Sherri Baldy.  I adore these little big eyed dolls. She has me hooked.
You can find her plus 300 more Besties here:

There is a lot more sparkle on this card, but I couldn't capture a good photo of it.

I am entering this into the challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge blog here: