Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Use Lace

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Time again for another Challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!!! This time we want to see you use your lace. 

I decided I wanted to add lace to the bottom of one of my Prima Dolls.  I love this swing dress Prima.  I also added some black glitter to her top.  These dolls are a lot of fun to color up and "make new clothes" for.  Reminds me of playing paper dolls when I was little.  But no matter how you use your lace, share it with us for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!
Have you been to the NEW ITEMS section lately?  Laura keeps adding the most amazing new stamps!!!  So much fun!!!  I'm working ahead this month to get all my Challenge cards made because all the new stuff has brought me some mojo! 
I hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Times

Hello Friends and Stampers,

It's time for another Holly-Day Monday. Today I made something a bit different for me. But I had a lot of fun with it, so that is what counts huh?

Authentique Curiosity Collection
Did I buy that paper just to use with the inside dies? Yes I did! lol. I wasn't sure how I was going to use it, but I had to have it. I'm glad I bought it now and finally used them. I LOVE them. The Time Pieces and Timeless set has so many different ways you can use them together. It's unreal. When I stamped up the numbers, I inked only the numbers and not the center because I knew I wanted to use my cogs in the middle. So that worked out well. I could have possibly inked it up lighter for decor, but I wanted the colors and die-cuts to stand out. And wow, this is so colorful, lol.

Dies are one of my weaknesses, lol. I buy them and collect them, go through them all from time to time just to refresh my memory and sometimes just looking at them brings me some mojo.

I made this card for a thank you card I need to send to someone who helped make my son's recent birthday perfect. Part of my New Years Resolution was to make cards to send or give to someone in particular. And since it's still January, I am in good shape, lol.

I hope you have found something here that inspires you. Remember, you have a few hours left to play in our current challenge to case yourself or a DT member. And tomorrow starts a whole NEW Challenge!!! With great prizes to win and it's always fun to play along. Be sure to look at the NEW ITEMS listed in the store. I know Laura has tons and tons of new stamps to add!

Thanks for checking in on us.


I am using this weeks sketch over at My Favorite Things

Jump Rope for Heart

Hello Friends and Stampers,

I know, what's up with me, two posts in one day!  I'm on a roll today, lol.  I read about the Little Miss Muffets', jump rope for heart fundraiser.  This cute little photographer is Ryker, I believe he is a cousin of theirs who had open heart surgery as a baby.  So they are doing a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  Every Digi Ryker sold will provide some funds towards the American Heart Assoc.  I think I read $2.00 of every purchase and he is only $3.00!  Such a deal.  You can read all about it on their blog HERE.

Isn't he the cutest thing?  I love little boy images and this one looks like my Jeepy.  I added a MFT Die-Namic Accent Cute Camera's.  I  printed him on my X-Press It paper and colored him with my Copic Markers.  I think I might have mistaken the straps for his shirt, lol. 
I also found this fabulous sketch over at Karens SSS #204

And I am also entering in Little Miss Muffet's Current Challenge - Make a Fuss - Fussy Cut your image. 

Three things in one, wow! 

I did manage to get some shopping and planning done.  I washed all three dogs and got out the blow dryer.  I fed the family and ignored the mess and just played and played this weekend, lol.  Oh and we went to the park yesterday for some paper boat floating and bicycle riding .... er.... the boys that is, lol. 

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!


Pizza My Heart

Hi Friends and Stampers,

I am using the New Sugar Pea Design stamps I got in the mail yesterday!  This set is called, "Pizza My Heart"  I am also joining in their current challenge, Anything Goes, along with this weeks Deconstructed Sketch Challenge 135!  Whoot.  This sketch was not easy for me.  This was my second attempt at it, lol. 

Deconstructed Sketch 135

As soon as I saw this little chef, I wanted to use Valentines Paper.  I picked up this Authentique Smitten collection a couple months ago, but when I looked through it, I knew it would be perfect for a pizza joint feel.  And I wanted to paper peice his cute little chef outfit.  I used my trusty  MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Stax, something I find myself reaching for more often than not.   I inked him up with Memento Tuxedo Black., onto my X-Press It Copic Paper,  and colored him up with my Copic Markers.

I have to say I love how these stamps inked up, including the negative on the inside pizza slice, and the graphics are fun and easy to color.  I hope you will take a look at the Sugar Pea Designs and buy some stamps, I'm interested in seeing what other cute images they make! 

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Case Somebody

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Today is a New Challenge Day over at Loves Rubberstamps!!! 
Our New Challenge is to Case Yourself or a DT Member.  I chose this card to Case:

And this is what I came up with:
I know, it's more of an inspiration to my card, than an actual case, but I still consider it casing because when I saw her card, I knew I had to make some version of it. lol.  Laura will be adding, "Girlfriends" to the Art Impression line she is carrying in the store soon.  And I cannot wait!  I have a few more of the ones she is carrying in the store coming:
New! GORDON GOLFER Rubber Stamp Set AI People Collection from Art ImpressionsASLEEP ON THE JOB Rubber Stamp Set AI People Collection from Art ImpressionsPOWER NAPPER Rubber Stamp Set AI People Collection from Art Impressions
These are from the "People" line and they either just got in the store or are coming very soon.  I just love them!  In addition to yesterdays discussion about preorders and the timing with shipping, I also wanted to add that the weather in that part of the Country has been so extremely cold!!!  With extreme temperatures, comes electricity and Internet service outages, colds and flu's.  Plus the sheer energy and time it takes to shovel your way out of your driveway.  I am a native Californian and I cannot imagine having to do this one a daily basis for a whole season, lol.  So please be patient with Laura, she is doing the best she can and she is truly a wonderful person.  I would not stand behind her and her store if I didn't already know what a reliable and wonderful person she is.  I can however, relate to being very anxious and jumping up and down about stamps I am going to get!!! lol.   I love shopping and finding these just as much as I love using them....if not more.  And it's not like I don't have a plethora of others to use, but I just love getting knew ones.  So I can totally relate. 
So anyway, you can case anyone of the Design Team or yourself.  If you going to case anyone else, you will need to get their permission before hand.  This tends to go either way.  They are either very flattered or they definitely don't want anyone using anything or any likeness of their design.  So that part is really important.  I know everyone on the design team is going to be very flattered if you pick one of their cards. 
I remember when I was a little girl, the theatre seats were a dark red and velvet in texture.  The ceiling had twinkling stars like the night sky, the popcorn was the best ever, and all the seats were in an even row, so you had to be careful how far back you sat because you didn't want to get a really tall person in front of you, or someone with a hat!  A lot has changed these days!  We have three theatres in town that have stadium seating and so having to look around someones head is never an issue.  I love that!  I miss the stars on the ceiling though. 
Any day now, Laura is going to be adding some NEW ITEMS in the store.  She already has some boxes she NEEDS to unpack and place in the store... but her Internet has been down :(  So keep checking back!!!

We did laser tag for our son's birthday part on Saturday in our backyard.  Joe made the barriers in red and blue minecraft out of cardboard boxes and we were able to rent the laser tag guns and vests with a commando for two hours, lol.  I got a little bit carried away, lol.   Thankfully it was sunny and a little nippy, so we didn't get too hot.  We ran around and had a blast.  Now if all fitness was this fun, I could get some of this weight off, lol.  Now I must say that Joe and I do not advocate for guns but we do believe in free choice and we do believe all little boys need to get this out of their systems. lol.
Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments.
Entering in the AI Travel Challenge - my poor girlfriends and I cannot afford a vacation, so they have to go to the movies to take them to far away places. lol. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Hello Baby

Hello Friends and Stampers,

Happy Holly-Day Monday. I hope this week is starting out really well for everyone. Did you happen to catch the NFL games on Sunday? I am so bummed the 49ers are not going to the Superbowl. So bummed. But I am a Paton Manning fan, so I will be routing for the Broncho's. I got up at 5:00 am on Sunday to make my cards this week, lol. I knew it would be all day Football, so I wanted to have plenty of time to get them done. I already had an idea of what I was going to do, so that helped. I made this card in a little over an hour. It went together super easy.

The card went together so fast because the Blueprints Die-Namics work for themselves. They are really a no brainer and since there is nothing to measure and plenty to choose from, there are several options for card designs. They really work when you have pattern papers that are stand alones, or are so bold they kind of dominate the focal point. This is for a friend who is expecting her first baby. The colors are more teal and yellow and the flowers lend to a feminine touch without it being all pink and purple, lol. I just need to find a cute little gift and I'm all ready now.

Have you seen the NEW ITEMS lately? Laura has added some new Whiff of Joy!!! I saw this one:
CARING THOUGHTS Rubber Stamp Elisabeth Bell Sympathy Collection from Whiff of Joy
And actually emailed her to add it to an existing order I have, lol. There is also new MFT preorders:
**PREORDER** New! DIE-NAMICS BLUEPRINTS 11 DIE SET from My Favorite Things MFT Stamps

**PREORDER** New! HEART BALLOONS Clear Stamp Set Die-Namics Companion Collection from My Favorite Things MFT Stamps**PREORDER** New! DIE-NAMICS STAGGERED HEART BORDER DIE SET from My Favorite Things MFT Stamps**PREORDER** New! LOVE IS IN THE AIR Clear Stamp Set Pure Innocence Collection from My Favorite Things MFT Stamps
These are "some" of my preorder items. Now I want to take a minute and explain what a preorder is. Laura lists "preorder" items with set DATES that she will be ordering. I think she will actually extend it a day or two just to make sure everyone gets their orders in on time. Then she will order from her supplier. That will have to ship to Laura. Now Laura has a couple jobs, plus the store. So unpacking will need to be done on a day off or at some point where she is not working a 12 hour shift. But her goal and priority is to get her customers their orders ASAP! So then she has to pack and ship the orders out. I actually am not expecting these to get to me until sometime in the first week of February. And I am okay with that. I know some folks get excited when they don't get a notice in a day or two that their orders are not shipped, but I think they may have missed the preorder notice, or don't realize that an estimated shipping time might take longer due to weather. So I wanted to just throw that information out there. I have never not received anything I ordered from Laura and in fact, I usually get my things in the mail before I expected them.

I also preordered some of the Casual Friday Stamps!!!
**PREORDER** EXCLAMATIONS Clear Stamp Set from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps**PREORDER** KA-BOOM Clear Stamp Set from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps**PREORDER** RAD Clear Stamp Set from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
These are just a few of them that I want, lol. The order goes in on these preorders in just a few days, so be sure to get yours in fast so you won't have to wait for the next round of preorders. My Grandson is forever saying, "Like a Boss." My son uses the word Dude, all the time and I am the OMGawsh, lol. And who doesn't love to fist bump? lol.

Be sure to join us in our New Challenge tomorrow, or if you are off on this Holly-Day, you have a few more hours to join in on our Metal Challenge.

Thanks for Looking in on us!

I am using this weeks sketch from MFT's.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Extreme Sports - Show us your Metal

Hello Friends and Stampers,
It's time for a New Challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  This time we are asking you to show us your Metal!  I used some fun Screw Brads I had in my stash.  Metal can be brads, trinkets, etc. This week we have a very exciting sponsor!  Kenny K!!!  So you want to be sure to join us because the prize is double! 
I wanted to make the image on the skateboard like mindcraft, lol.   Have you seen the "Creeper" image?  Well, he is green anyway, lol.  This little guy reminds me of my youngest son.  Although he doesn't skate board, he does have those big ol' feet and huge tennis shoes. lol.  He also loves his black jeans and wears them every chance he gets with his new Assassins Creed hoodie, lol.  I love this age, too much fun. 
I airbrushed the background again, lol.  I do love my airbrush and sometimes I neglect using it, so then I feel like I need to use it on the next couple cards I make, lol.  If you remember, I told you that I stamp the image onto the paper, then I stamp it on to scratch paper and fussy cut out the scratch paper, then I use removable adhesive on the scratch paper and cover up the original image.   Then I airbrush the background and then take off the scratch paper image and color up the image.  It's a lot easier to do than it sounds, lol. 
Have you checked out the New Items in the store?  I'm so excited!!! It's almost payday!!! Yippee!!!  I hope you  have a chance to join us in this New Challenge. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Hi Friends and Stampers,

Wow, another Monday and January is rolling by. I can't believe how fast. Today I wanted to show you another Creative Vision image. For my Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Post.

Aren't these images funny? The inside is stamped with, "Cougarlicious". This set comes in cling rubber or clear. I colored her up with my Copic Markers.

Have you checked out the NEW ITEMS Laura has added to the store? EEEK, there are a LOT of new MFT products that I cannot wait to order!!! They are on preorder, so they do take a bit longer to get, but not by too much time. Also there is the rest of today to play in our Anything Goes Challenge! And tomorrow we start a brand new challenge! I hope to see your project over there.

Okay I am off to work, I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday and has a chance to recover from the Holly-Days, lol.

Thanks for Looking in on us,


Using this weeks sketch at MFT

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Best Day Ever

Good Morning Friends and Stampers,
Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time to start a New Challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  It's our favorite one!  Anything Goes!!!!  Whooo Hoooo.   I love all these Cheeky images from The Greeting Farms, Laura has a great selection in the Loves Rubberstamps Store.  
Today I felt like making a one layer card.  I love these Magnolia Background images.  Each collection has some scenery or background in it.  I like to mix and match them with my favorite images.  Here Cheeky Geeky is sitting enjoying the SPRING weather.  I told you I was over winter, lol.  I airbrushed the background with my Copic Markers and colored her up with Copic Markers.  Adding two stamps together is easy to do.  I just inked her up and stamped her on the paper.  Stamped her again on scratch paper and quickly fussy cut her out.  I used removable adhesive runner for the scratch paper cut out and placed it over the image.  Then I inked up the background and stamped it over the covered image.  Then I airbrushed the sky and grass and ground.  Then I removed the scratch paper cover and colored her up.  The last thing I did was ink up the sentiment and viola, I have a one layer card perfect for sending in the mail with no extra postage.  I am normally a very layered card maker, but once in a while I just like to make these. 
Well it is Tuesday and back to the grindstone here.  How is your week going?  I was excited to see some New Items in the Loves Rubberstamps Store!!!  They are just the incentive I need to get back to work and get in some over time, lol. 
Thanks for checking in on me,

Monday, January 6, 2014

Take the Plunge

Hello Friends and Stampers,

Welcome to the New Holly-Day Monday over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog. I know, we switched some things up, but change is good right? Speaking of change. I am so over winter and I know it's just started, but as long as I can control the season on my card, it's going to be late Spring - Early Summer, lol.

I had not had a chance to ink up MFT DG - Take the Plunge image before seasons changed and I was off and running on those Halloween Cards, lol. I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics. I used my MFT Sun Die-namics and some Summer Days 6X6 Echo Park paper. Oh, and I also used X-Press It Copic Paper and The Best Glue Ever.

I'm still working on my Water Color Copic Technique. I added blender solution to the aqua-pen I have and picked up some BG11 from acetate with my brush tip and then applied it to the bottom of my image. I like this subtle amount of color. And it's a "new to me" technique to try out, lol. I love trying out new color techniques and tend to stick with them until I'm satisfied with the way they look.

I hope everyone survived the Holly-Days and the routine is back to normal. I also hope you will join us for our New Challenge Tomorrow! There is still a few hours left to get into our current challenge which is to show us your New Year Resolutions. You also want to check out the fabulous New Items in the store!!!

Thanks for Looking in on me,


I am using this weeks MFT Sketch, first sketch of the New Year!