Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Clear Stamps at KLM...

I received my first package of the new clear stamps coming to KLM Designs the other day. All super cute! For my first card I thought I'd use this cute one with the sail boat and Father's Day saying called "My Father's Sailboat". This stamp set will come with the image and saying for only $7.99. Not to shabby right? Wait until you see the cute clown one I have to show you next. I have him all colored just need to put him together this weekend.

  • Stamp Set: KLM Designs - My Father's Sailboat
  • Paper: Brazzill, Misc PP Scraps (I can't remember)
  • Embellishments: Brads
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #5...

This week's challenge over at the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog is "Distressing". This actually worked out perfect for me. I've been practicing my distressing and have the stuff all over my work area. The image I've used this week is called "April's Fool". Isn't he cute? Perfect for distressing. I've also use the new Basic Grey paper "Green at Heart". Hope to see you there!!

This week the DT will vote for the top three and you will get a special blickie to put on your blog. Cute right? And don't forget the winner choosen by gets a $5 gift certificate to the sassy store..

  • Digital Image: Sassy Cheryl's - April's Fool
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz - Shabby French & Spring Sprung
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Stickles, Rhinestones, Ranger Distressing Ink
  • Paper: Brazzill, Basic Grey
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: EK Success - Large & Medium Flower Punches, Bumpy Road Border Punch, SU - 1 3/8" Circle Punch & Scalloped Circle Punch
  • Challenge: Sassy Cheryl's

Monday, March 29, 2010

Squigglefly #42...

It's time for a new challenge over at the Squigglefly Blog. This week's challenge is "Flowers". I know everybody must have a few of those laying around or some punches at least. I even found this cute image with a flower on it. It's another cute image by Cheryl Alger called "Gentle Friends". Have you seen all the new images they have over at Squigglefly. Wow!! I haven't been over lately, they have a bunch. Hope to see you at the challenge...

  • Digital Image: Squigglelfy - Gentle Fiends
  • Paper: Brazzill, Basic Grey
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Half Pearls, Stickles
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: Martha Stewart - Branch Punch, McGill - Fern Punch, SU - 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch & Scallop Trim, EK Success - Large, Medium & Small Retro Flower Punch, Spellbinders - Rectangle & Big Scalloped Rectangle
  • Challenge: Squigglefly

Sunday, March 28, 2010

They've Arrived...

Oh my gosh Tab over at 7 Kids College Fund finally received the new Stampavie Stamps.I received my email confirmation that they are on the way. Yippie they should be here before the end of the week. I'll have them in my hot little hands in no time now!!! Now if I could just win the lottery so I can spend all day playing in my craft room... I know I can't have everything, so I guess I'll have to give up sleep.. :o)

Mad Hatter...

Check out the bright pretty colors on this card. I really like the new Basic Grey paper Green at Heart. I also found a new fern punch at my local scrapbook store Memories of Time. So I had to use that of course.The Spellbinders Big Scalloped Oval is also new. Very cute!!  The cute image is from Spesch Designer Stamps. They have also started the preview of new stamps available next Saturday. The first one is really cute!!

Hope your having a fantastic Sunday. Getting some crafting time in...

  • Digital Image: Spesch Designer Stamps - Mad Hatter
  • Paper: Brazzill, Basic Grey
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Half Pearls, Ranger Distressing Ink - Spun Sugar
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: SU- 1 3/8" Circle Punch & Scallop Circle Punch, Spellbinders - Large Oval & Large Big Scallop Oval, EK Success - Large, Medium & Small Retro Flower Punches, Martha Stewart - Branch Punch, McGill - Fern Punch

Friday, March 26, 2010

Just for You...

It's the "White Queen". Isn't she cute? I found her over at Spesch Designer Stamps.
I have a few more images from there colored up and ready to go.Plus I had to use my new Basic Grey paper Green at Heart I picked up over at 7 Kids College Fund. Really pretty. Glad I got a couple 6 x 6 paper pads now. All that distressing from the other day has made me like stickles on my flowers. I haven't put it all away yet. So there will be more of that later. I signed up for a class at my local scrapbook store on Saturday about Ranger stuff. So hopefully I'll pick up some good tips.

  • Digital Image: Spesch Designer Stamps - White Queen
  • Paper: Brazzill, Basic Grey
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Half Pearls, Stickles
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: EK Success - Large, Medium & Small Retro Flower Punch, Martha Stewart - Branch Punch

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches...

Needed a sketch to make up my card last night and came across Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Super cute sketches. If your in need of a little inspiration head over and check them out.. This is another one of Sassy Cheryl's super cute images called Missing You. Poor little thing.

Hope your having a great day!!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hey everyone. Hope your all having a fabulous day. Thanks for stopping by!! The owner of my local scrapbook store Michelle asked me the other day if I knew anything about distressing. Well I said I don't like to get dirty. I can stamp all day with out ever getting ink on me. I tried decoupage once. I hated it. You get all that glue all over the place. Not my favorite thing. But she showed me these great new Tim Holtz stamps she'd just gotten in and said I could take a couple home to play with. Well I couldn't pass that up now could I?

What do you think?
I had ink all over myself by the time I got done. It's pretty messy. I made a big pile of distressing stuff on my counter. Thought since I'm going to give it a go I'll try a few different things. So we have distressing embossing power, distressing inks, Pearl Ex powder, distressing stickles, regular stickles & distressing glimmer mist(I made) All in all I think it turned out pretty good. Don't know that it's my favorite thing, but willing to give it another try. I do still have more stamps to play with.. :o)


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #4...

It's time for another challenge over at the Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is to " Make a 3-D object or an Easter Card". I'm not to good at the whole 3-D thing so I went with the card. I wanted to add some more flowers, but I just couldn't get them to look right so I had to make do with the couple I put on the saying. Isn't this image a cutie? It's called Bunny Chit Chat. We had bunnies as kids they were so cute and cuddly.. Can't wait to see your creation. Head over and check out the other DT creations they rock!!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Squigglelfy Challenge #41...

This weeks challenge over at the Squigglefly Blog is "Buttons". I know we all have some of those laying around. I also got to use up some more scraps from the scrap pile for this one.. This cute image is called Lady Bug Friend by Cheryl Alger. Totally cute!! Hope you have time to join us this week.. We'd love to see your creation.

Check this out:
We are super excited to tell you about a brand-new line we're releasing on March 27th called Inside-Outs!™

These sets contain everything you need to make a card from, well, the inside out! Typically, they will contain two images and two sentiments, one of each to be used on the inside of the card, and one of each to be used on the outside of the card. It's everything you need to make a complete creation in one easy package!
To promote this new line, we're offering each of you a chance at a free Inside-Outs!™ pack. What's cooler than getting your hands on one of these awesome new sets for free? All you have to do to be eligible is create something - anything - using a Squigglefly image and make a new post about it on your blog or website. Just send us the link to your post at, and you get a free Inside-Outs!™ set emailed to you when they're released on March 27th! Blog or website posts must be made between March 19th - 27th to qualify.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Playing Around...

I can't believe how fast the weekend has went by. It should be longer!! I had my class yesterday over at Memories of Time and then I went to see my niece Paige ride her 4 wheeler over at the dunes. My sister has been asking me forever to come out one day when they are there so she can give me a ride in the rhino. Since yesterday was such a nice day out I decided I better get out there. I was fun. Paige is a great rider for only being 4. I can't wait to see her dad's face when she wants to start jumping that thing.. :o)

Today I spent playing around in my stamp room using up scraps I have laying in a huge pile on the counter. I can't believe how fast it adds up. This first one is a one of the ones I picked up last week over at Spesch Designer Stamps. It's Alice turning into a rabbit. Isn't it cute?

This next one is from KLM Designs. Did you hear they are going to be making clear stamps. Cool right! So stay tuned for that. The image is called Karah's Bear. She's one of the ones I had printed up but haven't had time to color. I think she's adorable. I have also used this week Friday Sketchers Challenge. Super cute sketch and awesome DT creations.. I love there sketches. Wish I had more time to play more.

Hope your having a fabulous weekend...


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sassy Cheryl...

I went totally out of the box for the colors on this one. But I loved this 7 Gypsies paper. It's all grudged up. I think the color got me first. It's black and this beautiful aqua blue. It looks really cool. I actually bought the paper for a water color class I'll be teaching at my local Scrapbook store Memories of Time some time in the future. I like to do my classes up ahead of time and have them ready. That way if I change my mind in the month it's sitting on my desk I can make a new one. The cute image is available at Sassy Cheryl's store. It's called "Small Friendship". You can get it as a digital stamp or already colored. Pretty cool right?

Cheryl has beautiful images. I'm constantly over at the store checking out the new stuff. I'd be ok if they weren't all so fabulous. Did you see all the wonderful challenge cards the DT made up for Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamp Challenge Blog? There are some super talented ladies on the team. I'm always amazed at how different every card is.

Hope you having a great day!!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alice in Wonderland....

Here is another image from my blog hop find Spesch Designer Stamps. ... "Alice".. Isn't she great? I couldn't wait to print these out the other day and color them up while I watched T.V.. I already had to go get a couple more yesterday because there were 2 new ones and some old ones I didn't get the first time. One of the new ones is called "Down the Rabbit Hole". Alice is turning into a rabbit. How fitting is that. The other one is a summer girl in a bikini and hat. Really cute.. I can't wait to see what's to come. Since I'm already in love with those that I have.

Hope your having a fabulous hump day...


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #3...

Are you ready for a new challenge over at the Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamp Challenge Blog? This week's challenge is " Green, Orange, Black & Glitter". Wow that's a big one. I had to go dig through my stash to find the paper colors of choice. Lucky for me I had the My Minds Eye stack Complete Boy. Then all I had to do was add stickles to the butterfly path and tada... You have this week's challenge card. The image I used this time is called "Close Up Artist Boy". There is also a girl image. Both really cute. Hope you'll find time to join us this week.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Squiglefly #40....

It's time for another challenge over at the Squigglefly Blog. This week's challenge is "Shiny Embellishments". I think we all have a few of those laying around. My image this week is called "Sweet Pea" by Cheryl Alger. Isn't she adorable? I also broke out one of my new spellbinder dies to cut her out with. You can't see it very good here but I added glitter to her hat & bow. Looks really pretty. Hope over and take a peak at the other DT creations. There are super!!

  • Digital Image: Squigglefly - Sweet Pea
  • Paper: Brazzill, Imaginisce
  • Embellishments: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Half Pearls, Glitter
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: Spellbinder -Labels Eight, EK Success - Large Retro Flower Punch & Medium Retro Flower Punch, Martha Stewart - Frond Punch, SU - Slot Punch
  • Challenge: Squigglelfy

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blog Hopping Find.....

Every once in a while I like to go to a blog in my blog list and check out there blog list and so on and so on. I have found a bunch of really cool blog that way. Actually most of the ones in my blog list.. :o) Well this morning was no different.Check out this super cute image from Spesch Designer Stamps she'll called "Mad Hatter". Doesn't she totally rock? Nothing better then finding a new image company to play with... Especially if they are this cute!!

Hope you have time to go check them out. All the images are super cute!!

  • Digital Image: Spesch Designer Stamps - Mad Hatter
  • Paper: CTMH - CS, Basic Grey
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Brads
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: Spellbinder - Large Classic Rectangle & Large Classic Scallop Rectangle, SU - Word Window Punch & Modern Label Punch, Martha Stewert - Branch Punch

New Fiskars Punch...

Check out this cool edge punch Michelle ordered for me at Memories of Time.... Isn't it awesome!! Thank's Michelle. If you live local and would like to have one too she has more.. The image I have used is a new one coming up at Sassy Cheryl's called "Uncle Sam's Samantha". The card nothing complicated but I wanted to show the new edge punch.. :o)

 Do you love Tilda's like I do. They are so cute. Pre-Orders are up at 7 Kids College Fund for this special collection of Pirate's Princesses & Wedding Images. There are a bunch of super cute ones to choose from. I know I'll be needing a couple. And don't forget the Pre-Order for the Easter Collection... ADORABLE!!

I'm off to play some more..

  • Digital Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Uncle Sam's Samantha
  • Paper: CTMH - CS, Imaginisce
  • Embellishments: Half Pearls, Ribbon
  • Coloring Tools: Copic Markers
  • Tools: Fiskars - Upper Crest Edge Punch

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter with KLM...

Check out this adorable Easter Bunny I found over at KLM Designs. He's called "Pierre the Painter". I can't believe all the wonderful Easter image available right now. Too many to pick from that's for sure. If you come across any super cute ones you think I should know about make sure and let me know. I love browsing..

Hope your having a fabulous Saturday. I'm off to return a couple of punch I got last week I'm not liking and 1 1 already had (must have liked that one).


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Waiting for Sarah Kay...

I'm sort of patiently waiting for the new Stampavie stamps. It's seem to be taking forever. So while I'm waiting I broke out one of my old Sarah Kay stamps "Spring is Back". I love these beautiful images. I even stamped her hat twice and pop it up on pop dots to give it some dimension. I have also discovered stickles.. Wow those flowers look great with a layer of sparkle on them. If you haven't seen the new Stampavie stamps yet head over to 7 Kids College Fund and check them out Tab has them on Pre-Order. Your going to want a few I promise..


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #2...

Oh my it's time for week two over at Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps Challenge Blog. The sassy girls have come up with some fabulous creations to inspire your creativity. This weeks challenge is a "Sketch". It's a really fun one too. My image this week is called "A Birds Song". It's brand new this week. I don't know how Cheryl comes up with all these super cute images every week.. Make sure and head over and check out all the new images.

My husband took me to the big city Sunday to go to Michael's to pick up some new Martha Stewart punches.. Note the cute new flower punch. It's called Chrysanthemum (wow that's a long one, glad I wrote it on the punch). It's a large punch and I love it. My hubby is so cute he kept pointing out all these different punches and they kept ending up in the basket he was carrying around. He even said wow you got all those punches for only $150. Is he a keeper or what? Lucky for us Michael's is an hour away so I don't go there too much, usually when I need a shopping pick me up..

We also went to Home Depot and check out the trees and new flowers coming in. We took my car so we will have to return. I feel the need for some pretty new bushes and flowers for the yard. Especially in the front so I can see them every time I walk out the door to go to work. A little extra pick me up in the morning. Maybe we'll head over there tomorrow..

Hope your having a fabulous day!!


Monday, March 8, 2010

Squigglelfy Challenge #39...

This weeks challenge over at the Squigglefly Blog is a "Scene". So I chose this super cute image by Cheryl Alger called "Rockin Bo Peep". Isn't she adorable. I'm totally in love with Cheryl's images. You should see the other DT creations. They are so cute!!! Head over and check them out and join in the challenge. We love to see what everyone comes up with..


Sunday, March 7, 2010

KLM Designs...

Check out this cute bunny I found over at KLM Designs. Isn't he cute? He's called "Funny Bunny". Perfect for those up coming Easter cards I'll be needing. There is also a short tutorial on K's Card Creations & Digi Stamps Blog on how to use digi stamps. If you haven't yet tried digi go check out the tutorial.

I'm really loving this Imaginisce - Lucy Bird paper. It's two sided so you get twice the paper choices. I love that!! Evidently the girls at my local scrapbook store Memories of Time also love it because we all picked it to do classes with. I don't know how that happened we don't hang out together. Weird right. I decided to change my paper choice so we could have some verity. We can't have classes all month using the same paper choice.
Anyways it gave me a chance to browse the store for more paper.

Hope you had a great weekend and it continues through the work week..


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Class at MOT today...

I've been a terrible blogger this week. I'm sorry. It's been terribly busy at work. We became a Rural Health Clinic the first of the year and I haven't been able to bill anything out. We have been waiting on our CMS rate. Well we finally got that this week so I then had to figure out how to bill on a new form called a UB04. I didn't think it would be any trouble until I actually look at it with it 81 spaces, then I freaked out. So I spent the week doing research, so I would stop waking up in the middle of the night dreaming out the stupid form. Well yesterday I think I got everything figured out and ready to go. Yep I'm doing the happy dance... :o)

So today I'm going to my  local scrapbook store to teach water coloring. This is the card we are going to be making. Tilda Gathers Straw is the image I used. Isn't she adorable? I love those magnolia images. I see Tab has gotten in the pre-order over at 7 Kids College Fund and also has the Hoppy Easter ones on Pre-Order. 
Totally adorable. I off to get ready and eat breakfast..

Have a fabulous day!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamp Challenge...

Woo Hoo it's our first challenge over at the Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamp Challenge Blog. Cheryl has given us some super cute images to work with. Thanks Cheryl they all rock!! This week challenge is "GREEN".I couldn't just use green, but some of the other girls did and they all turned out super cute!! Go check them out.

Cheryl is offering a $15 gift certificate to her shop for the lucky winner of our first challenge this week.. Our winner will be chosen through Monday night March 8th. Cheryl is also offering a special through Monday evening, March 8th at midnight.. all purchases in her shop are on sale for 20% off. So if you don't have an image to play with us you can go pick one up for cheap..

Hope to see you at our first challenge..

  • Digital Image: Sassy Cheryl - Saint Patrick's Day Patty
  • Paper: CTMH CS, Basic Grey, Brazzill
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Brads
  • Coloring Tool: Copic Markers
  • Tools: Martha Stewart - Loop Border Punch, SU - Modern Label Punch & Word Window Punch
  • Challenge: Sassy Cheryl