Wednesday, December 31, 2008

For the love of the game

I feel like its been forever since I stamped!LOL! I couldnt let a sketch challenge go by without me doing it though!! I also used yesterdays color challenge for my combo card. When I saw the colors I thought they would be great for a masculine card. I love this set from H & M stamps. This set will be on sale Jan 6-7 for Heathers BIG garage sale!!! You wont want to miss it!!!!!I also had to use the diamond ef and prints b/c of the golf shorts/pants I see!!!LOL!!
Since its been awhile since Ive posted I wanted to update you! Things have been a little hetic around here the past week. We had family here from out of town and then my husband's granny had surgery the first of the week. We've done alot of going back and forth. We're hoping she will get moved out of ICU today!! Oh and I have to tell you we had the craziest day on the day of her surgery!!LOL! Different hospitals use different codes but if you are ever in Valdosta hospital and hear Code gray find a place to hide!!!LOL! (PS I can laugh about it now but I sure wasnt laughing then!!!)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merrrrrryyyyy Christmas!!

Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!! Happy Ho Ho Ho to you!!LOL!! My kids are surronded by more presents than they will ever get to play with!LOL! But I love the looks on their face on this day!! May you all rejoice in joy of this day and everything it brings!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Love turtles

Since I didnt get a chance to stamp yesterday I wanted to make a quick card for the sketch challenge today. I colored this adorable image from Whipper snapper (Thanks Lori!!) using gamsol magic. I used the scallop circle punch to make clouds then used daubers for the sky and ground. Cindy needs to come give me some pointers on my scalloped sky!LOL!!! Hope you have a great holiday!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Go ahead and dance

I had some stamping time this weekend so I made a card for Laurens sketch. I thought it would be cute for this little dancer from H & M stamps. She is from Livin the girls life. I love the sentiment!! I used some retired dp called spring showers (I think!LOL!). I colored the girl with copics and went over the skirt (tutu?!!?) with diamond stickles. Can you tell my girls dont dance!?!LOL! They stay busy enough with cheerleading! I colored the bridal flower from Micheals with the copic too I just love how they shimmer!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just a click away...

Congrats to Paula todays featured stamper. I love Paula's gallery. She has amazing coloring skills. I sat just oogling her coloring trying to figure out how she does it!!LOL!! I cased Paulas bella card here. I changed the stamp to Clickabella. I kept the layout but used a ribbon instead of paper for the strip. I also left off the sentiment and added the brads and washers instead. I changed the dp and colors to the retired SU kit I think its the one that went along with Delight in life.

I carried the design to the inside of the card(except the ribbon and brads) and I handwrote the sentiment Just a click away...

Hope you have a great day!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Owl always love you

I have a triple challenge card this morning!! I used the colors from todays inspirationchallenge. I used the blocks as my inspiration since the colors were similar to the bali breeze dp!! I used Jens sfytt as my layout but I flipped it. I used this super cute Treehouse stamps image Owlentine for todays Occ lovey doveychallenge. I love this image and my anniversary is in Feb so this was a perfect time for me to make a card for my hubby!! He loves all my cutesy cards so this TH image would be a great one to use!! I put googlie eyes on the owls so they can make goo goo eyes at each other!LOL!!!
If you havent been to the Treehouse store lately go check it out!! Ashley has been super busy adding all kind of goodies!!! She is also having a 20% sale but it ends tommorrow!!! Have a great day!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Livin like a rockstar

Todays challenge is winter blues to use mostly blue making a holiday card (any holiday). Well when Jeanne said any holiday I thought this would be a great day to make a card for the DD gallery. This months theme is Obscure holidays. Did you know that Jan 13 is make your dreams come true day? Well this littlel girl from H & M stamps Livin the girls life is making her dreams come true livin like a rockstar!LOL! I used the DD sketchfor my layout.
I watercolored the girl using SU markers but Im not bragging about that!LOL! I havent used the technique in awhile and it seems I've forgotten how to do it!LOL! I colored two images and popped her up. It looks really cute IRL.
Todays the last day of school here and they dont go back to school until Jan 7 so the kids are having their Christmas parties today. They were so excited this morning b/c they have pajama day and are watching Polar Express and having cocoa. Madison also got invited to her first slumber party for tonight. Its all shes talked about this week!LOL! Have a great day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quick teacher gift

Todays challenge was perfect for me! thanks Julia!! I had one more teacher gift I needed to make. I already had the card made but I ran out of candles (and so did the dollar store!LOL!) so I went through my stash of things to alter and ran across these big Hershey bars. I made the candy bar slider with the ski slope dp and used the alpine ribbon. Since I didnt decorate the front of the slider I think I will just attach the card to the slider! What do you think?
For the card I used Kim Hughes Ur a hoot! I love this little owl! So very adorable!! I used tulip white puffy paint for his hat. I paired the owl with ski slope dp. The choc chip dp is embossed with the leafy branch ef and sponged the edges. I used my circle nesties for the real red dp. I added silver HH and choc chip taffeta ribbon. Super simple! Im finally finished with my Christmas cards!!! yayyy!! Do you the sad part is I didnt even use 1/2 of my Christmas stamps!LOL!!! Please dont tell my hubby that!! Im off to eat Christmas lunch at school with my kindergartener (is that a word?!!?LOL!). Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Coal again

I just had to make another card for todays sketch! 1 card down 1 to go!LOL! I love this Fluffles image!! Hes so fun and cute!! I used the frosty day dp b/c I like how the dots in the dp matched the ornaments on the garland. I added waterfall stickles to the blue ornaments and diamond stickles to the tangerine tango ornaments. I used the MS snowflake punch for the candle and added waterfall stickles to add some sparkle.
We all had a blast making candy today even though a couple of batches didnt turn out and my Mama tried to give me a heart attack!LOL! J/K Mama!LOL!

Button Bear Wassailing

Are you tired of Christmas cards yet?!?LOL! Im down to 2 Christmas cards before Im finally finished!! I pulled out this retired SU set Button bear for this card. I liked how his bow kinda matched the dp I wanted to use. I colored the bear, hat, and candy cane using gamsol magic. I outlined the bear using copic cool gray no.1 marker. Instead of paper for the tabs I used kraft taffeta ribbon. I added a button b/c I had to!! How can I not use a button on a button bear card?!?!LOL!
This is another teacher card so I made another candle to go with it. Im lovin these candles!! We took the kids last night to do their shopping and it was so cute watching them pick out gifts for us (but of course we couldnt peek!LOL!), each other, and their grandparents. They had a Secret Santa giftshop set up at the school with gifts from $0.50-$10.00 for the kids to shop out but they sold everything by lunch yesterday!LOL! I thought it was a great idea though the teachers helped the kids pick out gifts and they wrapped them at school. We're going to try one more time today to make some candy. The weather is supposed to cooperate today!LOL! Have a great day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Noel Teacher gift

I spent yesterday working on Teacher gifts since my kids get out of school on Friday for the Christmas holidays. I found these candles at our dollar store on sale for $0.75! They had santas cookies, cinnamon, and christmas holly scents so I got 2 of each since I have 6 teacher gifts to make. This first one is Santas cookies and I paired it with last years Dashing dp. I used the ornmanent from the Noel stamp from Big on Christmas and popped it up.
I made a matching card using Taylors sketch again. I love this sketch so you will be seeing a couple more!LOL! I used the Noel stamp from Big on Christmas and colored with copics. I used the horizontal slot punch and added river rock ds ribbon to the image. I paired the image with the Dashing dp to match the candle and sponged all edges using river rock ink.

We didnt get to make candy yesterday b/c it wasnt the right weather so we are going to try again Wed. The weather has been so crazy lately. It was freezing one week, raining the next and this week it will be in the 70's all week!! It was 78 degrees today!! No wonder everyone around here is sick!LOL! Have a great day!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

House Mouse America

Todays featured stamper is Cards by America. Her gallery is full of House mouse images and I have to admit Im not a big fan of the House Mouse images b/c I dont like mice!!LOL! My skin crawls thinking about them!LOL! A friend of mine sent me this image and its just been sitting and sitting waiting to be colored. I finally decided today to pull it out and color it and I have to tell you it was fun to color!! I cased Americas card here. I changed everything on the card but kept them similar. I used Taylors sketch 46 for my layout. I colore the image using gamsol magic and added sakura silver gel pen to the bows for some sparkle. Im not sure what the name of my image is since it was from a friend. Im not even sure if its supposed to be a Christmas image or not!LOL! But it is today!! I made this card for my oldest daughters teacher. I made a candle to match that I will post later.

Im off to go to Mamas where we are going to be making candy today. I love making my Granny's fudge and peanut brittle!! Then I have to work on some more Christmas cards I still need 10!! So except to see more Christmas cards!LOL!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Peppermint Lily

Ive been trying to go through my Christmas sets and make at least one card w/each set. Last week Tori posted a card using Dress up Lily and I totally forgot about the Santa hat and cany cane w/her!! I went searching through my Dp to pair w/her and found this peppermint dp Ive had for about 3yrs now. So Lily and the peppermint paper have been sitting in my inspiration station just waiting to be used!LOL! While browsing through the flickr gallery for todays inspiration challenge I found this Peppermint dream ornament. So Lily and my peppermint dp finally got their chance to be put on a card! I added a candy cane button in her hand and added diamond tulip puffy paint to her Santa hat. Isnt she the cutest?!?! I used Jens sfytt for my layout. I try not to miss Jens sketches they are always so fun!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ski slope joyride

Todays challenge is to go green. I used scraps of ribbon and cs. I also used a button that fell off one of my pajama pants that I put in my button jar. I colored the HH image using gamsol magic and outlined with Copic warm gray no.1. I cut the image using the out of the box technique. I think this image from HH is so fun! I love coloring it! I added the Sled sentiment from TH stamps Sledding fun. It was perfect for my card. The layout is from OCC sketch challenge that I finally got a chance to do! I added piercing to the bottom of the choc chip strip but its hard to see in the pic. I sponged all edges using choc chip ink.

I finished wrapping all the kids presents! yayyy! My sister and I stayed up until 1 am the other night wrapping all the presents. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Apple Cider Brewin

I love todays sketch!! It was perfect for a card I need to make for a coffee lovin friend. I used H & Ms Coffees abrewin for my image. I colored the coffee cups using gamsol magic and added tulip puffy paint to the foam. I sponged the circles w/river rock ink and popped up the image on dimensionals. I pulled out some of my apple cider dp to pair w/the coffee cups and added some double stitched river rock ribbon.
I think Im finally finished Christmas shopping! Yayyyy!!LOL! My oldest daughter was the hardest to buy for this year. Shes getting older which means shes getting too much like her Mama and getting expensive taste! Half the things on her list to Santa would have broke Santas bank!LOL! I got her an MP3 player (instead of the IPOD she wanted) I found on sale for $30 and spent an entire day putting songs on the thing!! Good grief it was alot of work!!LOL!
So now that Im finally through w/shopping (the fun part) I have to wrap the presents which if you've been reading my blog since last Christmas know is my least fave part!!LOL! Im not so great at the wrapping I usually nominate my MIL for the task!LOL! She feels honored!LOL! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I need a few simple Christmas cards so I used todays color challenge and Jens sfytt to make a super simple card. I love to color but Im running out of time and need a few more quick cards!LOL! I love this sentiment from Christmas greeting by Treehouse stamps. I think I will use this card for my church family's Christmas cards.
Well we're off to basketball and cheerleading! Have a great night!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Pointe Case

Congrats Anna!! I love Anna's gallery especially her masculine cards but I decided to case her Thank you card here. I loved the simple layout and the colors were perfect for the card I wanted to make for my neice who is having a recital next month. I used H & M stamps Girls Obsession. I love this ballet image and sentiment! I changed the pink to pink pirouette, changed the stamps, and added some layers and embossing. I also added stardust stickles to the stars.

Sorry Ive been MIA again. Ive had a terrible earache this week! The whole left side of my head ached!LOL! Yesterday we had a great day! We put up our Christmas tree and decorations, watched some Christmas movies, drank cocoa and went looking at Christmas lights last night. My kids got their letter from Santa yesterday. It was sooo cute! They were so excited!LOL! Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wintergreen Ike

Okay so Im giving the Mike and Ike a break since I dont like this card as much as the others Ive made!LOL! I colored Ike using gamsol magic and outlined him in copic cool gray no.1 marker. I added some MS snowflakes covered in snow glitter to cover up some boo boos!LOL!
I had a different plan for the sketch today that didnt exactly work out so I went to plan B.

Ive had fun playing with these Mike and Ike images! They are just so darn cute!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Dec Blog Hop

This months H & M blog hop theme is wrap it up! So I decided to make a gift for my cousins. I know this is not the best pic but its large and was hard to photograph!LOL! I got this idea from the Pre-k. I bought a cookie sheet and used the Painters markers and wrote their name on it. The girls are BIG Tinkerbell fans so I used H & M's Fairy tales and stamped teh fairy silhouette in certainly celery like Tink. The cookie sheets are a great way to keep the mess minimized!LOL!

I found this basket at the Dollar tree and thought it would be perfect to hold the girls playdough in so I filled it will some leftover Easter ribbon shreds. I found some pastel colored playdough and I covered the playdough containers w/some dp from Paper studio. I stamped the butterfly from the Fairy tales set in barely banana, pretty in pink, and apricot appeal b/c they were the closet matched to the playdough colors. I used my scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch for the lids.

I found a 101 pc cookie cutter set at Walmart and thought they would be great to include in the gift basket. I pulled out all the alphabet cookie cutters for the girls set. It took two large acetate bags so I made a topper for one bag and a tag for the other bag. I also made the same tag for the gift bag. Now its time to start hoppin.....Check out what the other DT ladies created.
Have fun hoppin!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fs95 Mike and Ike

Okay so I gave you fair warning you would be seeing more of Mike!LOL!

Congrats to Dawn todays featured stamper. Dawn has a wonderful gallery and is super sweet!! I cased Dawns card here. I love this Mike and Ike image!! I kept Dawns layout b/c I thought it was perfect for this image. I used a snowflake instead of a circle and changed the colors. I colored the image using gamsol magic and added diamond stickles to the snow and snowflake. I used some ribbon from SU theatre ribbon originals. I think its retired but Im not 100% sure.

We didnt get to pull out Christmas decorations yesterday it had rained here all weekend long!! We did go see Bolt yesterday and the kids LOVED it! It was a cute movie! Have a great day!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Frosty Day Snowman

I have a triple card for you this morning. Todays OCC snowman/snowflake challenge. Jens sfytt and todays inspiration. I was insired by the Festive forest wrapping paper it reminded me of the frosty day dp. Im really happy with this card and seem to be back in my stamping "groove"! Yayyy!!

I love this adorable Whipper snapper image fresh snowfall but I love all whipper snapper images!LOL! I colored the snowman using gamsol magic. I added waterfall stickles to parts of the snowman and snow. I used my circle nesties to cut and emboss the circles. The snowman is popped up on dimensionals. This was a really fun sketch to work with! I added a paper pierced frame and ribbon with a pumpkin pie brad from Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts for my embellishments.

We are going to see Bolt today and then pull out our Christmas decorations. Have a great day!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tecc44 Wintergreen Mike

I finally got to do Taylors sketch on Friday!! While we were watching movies last night I colored up some images. I love this Whipper snapper image (you will be seeing more of him!LOL!). Mike is sooo cute!! I saw a card Denise made awhile back and had to have this image!LOL! I colored Mike using gamsol magic and outlined him with copic marker bg10 cool shadow. I used my nesties to cut and emboss the circle. I also embossed the dp on this card which is something Ive been wanting to try. I used the snowflake ef. Its hard to see in the pic but its really cute and something I will be doing again!

While shopping with my Mom one day last week I found this Martha Stewart snowflake punch and snow glitter. I love it!! (told u to get some Mama!!) I added some bling to the center of my snowflake. I sponged all the edges with basic gray. I dont know why Ive been on a sponging kick lately! Have a great weekend!

Merry Penguin

Im not so good at the limited supply challenge but I gave it a go today!LOL! I realized after I had finished my card I still cheated!! I was only supposed to use 3 layers! Oops!! Oh well!! Throw me in jail challenge police!LOL!
Todays challenge is to use an animal image (no more than 3 stamps) and you have to use pink in your card. No more than 3 embellishments or 3 layers. I remembered the 3 embellishment, stamps , and pink part! I pulled out my neglected Merry Muffin set. I love this set it has some of my fave Stampendous images and the cutest sentiments in it! I pulled out this fun KI memories dp b/c it has pink to pair with my penguin. I colored the penguin cupcake using gamsol magic and outlined with copic cool gray no.1 marker. I added dew drops and ribbon from Joanns for my embellishments.
Hope yall had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday!! We had a great day!! I even went shopping this morning with Mama something we've never done before and of course she went reluctantly until she found out Staples had a monitor for $100!LOL! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pour some sugar on me

Sorry...had to do it!LOL! I sang the song the entire time I was making this card! I needed a break from cleaning and cooking so I made another card for the sketch challenge. On this card I used a sneaky peek from Treehouse stamps. Both of the images I used will be released on Friday Nov. 28. We will be having a release party so come join in on the fun!! This is an individual image and also has a sentiment (Sweet as sugar) that is an individual that I used on the inside of the card which I couldnt get a pic of b/c my batteries died. Sorry!! I think thats why my photo is kinda blurry.
Okay so I made this card in under 15 minutes! Yayyy me!!LOL! I colored the sugar bag with copic makers. I also used some kraft prints for the first time on this card. I love them!!! I think the button kinda throws everything off so Ive already taken it off!LOL! But you tell me what you think!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Birthday Heather!!!!

Todays is Heather's (owner of H & M) bday!! All the DT memebers are making her a bday card and we are havinga Bday Blog hop for Heather!! I used todays sketch for my card and a cute set called The Cats meow. I love this fun set! I colored the cat using gamsol magic. The dp I paired with my cat is from Autumn vine I think this design looks like cat paw prints!LOL! To see the other DT memebers creations start hopping....
Have fun hopping!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ellie going really vanilla

Todays colors are going gray, very vanilla, and really rust. I pulled out my scraps of fall flowers dp and found this floral design. I needed an image that I could color gray and I remeberd Ellie!! This is the first time Ive colored her! Isnt she adorable?!?! Thanks Shannah!! For my vanilla I used vanilla bean cs coming soon from Treehouse stamps. I sponged all edges with going gray. My going gray brads are from Pink hedgehog papercrafts. I love em!!! The button is from a pack I got from Walmart and I used some ribbon from Joanns in my button. I wish I would have had a smaller button but this the only size I had left of this color.
Today is one of the days I just about gave up on my card!LOL! Well actually not making the card but trying to load it!! I dont know why but for some reason every pic I took of my card was lopsided!! Well my photo editing program kept freezing up!! So I gave up and Ellie will just be lopsided today!LOL! She looks like shes having one of those days too!LOL!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Wish List

Congrats to Elizabeth todays featured stamper!! I cased Elizabeths card here. I was inspired by the notebook paper to use this Make a list set by Treehouse stamps. My super creative Mom thought of this set and I LOVE it!! I think its genius!LOL!! I always have family call asking what to get the kids for Christmas so instead I will have each of the kids make their own list to send it out and bypass all the phone calls!LOL!! This is Alanas list and I think its adorable how she misspelled some of things. I think its a great keepsake! There are several other options for lists in this set....more sneak peeks to come later!! Come join us for the release party on Friday Nov. 28.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...

Olivia wants snow for Christmas!LOL! Today my Mom is hosting the color challenge since Ash is getting ready to go out of town so of course I had to play along! The colors for today are cameo coral, riding hood, red, choc chip, and vanilla. Well I changed the vanilla to white (just not a big vanilla fan!) I also added in some close to cocoa. The colors today were perfect also for the inspiration challenge. I used this photo for my inspiration. For my layout I used Taylors tecc43.
Doesnt Olivia look cozy!?!?LOL! I colored Olivia using gamsol magic and outlined with copic cool gray no.1 marker. I stamped the sentiment "let it snow" 3xs on the close to cocoa strip. I stamped the sentiment in the middle first added a comma and then stamped the sentiment on each side of the middle sentiment. I added two felt flurries and a coral brad to the end of the strip which ended up covering the 3rd let it snow but oh well!LOL! I added a quickutz photo corner and chocolate brads from Pink Hedgehop Papercrafts (LOVE THEM!!)
We have a family dinner today so I have to start cooking (yippeee!LOL!) and get the kids ready! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Favorites

Happy hump day!! Heres my card for todays sketch challenge. As soon as I seen the sketch I knew I wanted to use the curvy label nestabilities. Mama just got these and I took them from her to play with while she was gone shes expecting them back tommorrow (insert evil grin here!). I usually dont view the gallery until AFTER Ive made my card for many reasons. Usually if I see someone else has used an idea I was thinking of I will go a different direction or I end up casing someone not really meaning too. KWIM?!?! Well I decided to peek at the gallery today and saw quite a few cards using this curvy label punch but I was determined to use it anyway! I also used some of my new goodies from Jacksonbelle (wassail dp and ribbon).

I pulled out my Treehouse stamps Christmas favorites set. I noticed this stocking was uninked and I couldnt have that!LOL! Im really glad I did! This is such a cute image and I love it with the Basic Grey wassail dp. I stamped the stocking twice onto Pti white and colored using gamsol magic. I cut out the heel, toe, and top of the stocking and popped up for paper tole. I also used some of my new Coordinations cs on my card! LOVE it!! This card almost ended up in the trash a couple of times but Im glad I stuck with it! Im pretty happy with it now! Have a great night!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Meowy Christmas

I love this adorable stamp from High hopes! Well I love cats period and this cat is just super cute!! Todays color challenge is kraft, red and black. I just got this super yummy ribbon in today from Jacksonbelle embellishments (super fast shipping!!) so I had to include it! This is the first time Ive ordered with them and I was very impressed! Thanks Lindsey!
I love coloring on kraft paper especially with images with white. Its so pretty! I colored the image using gamsol magic. I added sakura silver pen to the hat. This weeks HH challenge is to use brads and buttons. I added some silver MM glittered brads and a button (from Walmart) on top of my felt flurry.
I had to take my pic outside. My light box is having a bad day!LOL! I'll be posting later afternoon again all this week. Is it Thanksgiving holidays yet?!?LOL! Have a great day!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ski Slope Hanna

Todays featured stamper is Kendra. I cased Kendras card here. I love this Hanna image! I pulled out my ski slope dp to pair with Hanna and used the colors from the dp to color the image using gamsol magic. Dontcha love the red boots!?!LOL! Okay so I have to explain this. I knew I wanted Hannas clothes to be red and brown but I couldnt decide what color I wanted to color the boots and after I had already colored her hair, tree trunk, and skirt brown I needed some red to balance it out a little. So I went with red boots and while I was coloring her red boots I thought about Footloose and Ariels red boots!LOL! So now Ive been singing Footloose songs in my head this morning!LOL!
Okay back on to the card now....I outlined the image using copic cool gray no. 1. I added some stardust stickles to the star and snow. I kept the layout really simple since the image is so large. I punched two washers using 1/2" circle punch added some bling (it looks like one of them shifted a little). You know Hanna has to have some bling! Have a great day!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Okay so I covered quite a few challenges on this card now the challenge is remeber which ones!LOL! To start with I used H & M stamps Fairy tales set for the OCC silhouette challenge. Silke is the guest designer for the OCC this week so I wanted to use more of her style for my card. Silke uses alot of white in her cards and they look so striking!! I used Beates wsc66 for my layout. I used the colors in the PCP color challenge hosted by my friend Ashley. As soon as I saw the colors I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The colors Ashley chose this week are certainly celery, old olive, white, and vanilla. Well I cant use white and vanilla on a card!!! It makes me break out in hives!LOL! I just cant do it so I decided to use one and went with white. Maybe its b/c I been oogling the DD gallery all today but the first thing that popped in my head when I saw the colors was Tinkerbell and I knew the fairy tales set would be perfect so I pulled it out and saw it had a never never land sentiment. It was just meant to be!LOL! So my card also is for the DD central theme this month. My girls are la la over tinkerbell!LOL! Alana reads the Tinkerbell books all the time and they both love the movie! I think the colors in my card also fit for todays inspiration challenge gotta check that out! So now that Ive babbled on and on Im gonna say bye!LOL! Hope you have a great night!

Rock on!

Im sorry this is late posting! I scheduled the post and put the wrong time in and we just got home from a day of shopping. Thats what I get for being in a hurry!LOL! I made this card for yesterdays acrylic challenge. I used H & M acrylick stamps. This set is called Rock on and has some great images for teens! I love using the bold images for fast cards. I made this card in less than 20 minutes which is super good for me!LOL! I used Jersey shore dp b/c I love the colors in it and I thought they would be great for this teen card. I distressed some of the edges and added some paper piercing. I used H & M sketch challenge for this week since its been forever since Ive played along. I really like the layout for this fun card. To play along with the sketch click here. Remeber you dont have to use H & M stamps but its a great way to use them if you have them!!!
Id also like to say a big Congrats and welcome to our new guest designers at H & M stamps. Click the above link to check them out!! Have a great day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Turkey Talk

This image cracks me up!! I made this card for this weeks sketch challenge. I colored the whipper snapper image (I think its called Tom turkey) using gamsol magic. I outlined him with copic warm gray no.1 marker. The background is stamped with the retired SU chicken wire background and sponged with close to cocoa.

I forgot to take a pic of the inside but I made this card for my Dad and he has a great sense of humor (most of the time!) so I like to make funny cards for him. So I wrote gobble, gobble, gobble...etc then wrote turkey talk for Happy Thanksgiving! I think he will get a kick out of it!

The kids awars banquet was cute last night. The girls did a pom pom routine. They were so cute!! I dont know about yall but Im so glad its Friday! Lookin forward to chillin out with the kids tonight and coloring some images! Have a great night!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wanted Snowman

Really quick post today! Sorry! We have the kids awards banquet tonight for football and cheerleading. Is it Friday yet?!?!LOL!
I made this card for todays ways to use it challenge. Kim challenged us to use watercolor paper. My fave thing to use with watercolor paper is my SU markers!! Ive had this High hopes image since last year I just bought it too late to use much for the holidays so I made sure and get a pack of the Outlaw dp to pair with him before it retired. I had alot of fun making this card!! Isnt he the cutest little dirty snowman ever?!?!LOL! I also added some sparkle to him for the HH challenge this week. I added my sakura gold pen to his badge (I inteded to go over it with stickles but I always make that the last step so I dont make a mess and touch it!LOL!) well I forgot to do it before I took the pic so just imagine stardust stickles over the badge too!
Stamps: cowboy snowman
Paper: watercolor, sage shadow textured/cs, really rust, choc chip, outlaw dp
Ink: black stazon, creamy caramel, SU marker: pumpkin pie, really rust, sage shadow, creamy carmel, close to cocoa, choc chip, sahara sand
Other: star punch, antique gold brads, aquapainter, cutter kit, sponge

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Percy needs shades!

I know its bright but I had to do it!LOL! I got this rainbow sherbert dp in and I just had to use it!I love the colors in it and they were perfect to pair with my Joyride percy from H & M stamps. I even found a prima and matching brad for the colors in my stash. It was just meant to be!LOL! I used todays sketch for my layout. The Percy image is colored using gamsol magic. I used the apricot appeal color I think its Spanish orange in the prismacolor pencils for shadowing so it looks like the sun is glowing all around him. It makes me warm looking at it on this cold dreary day we are having here! Oh and dont you just have to have a car like Percys!??!LOL! Have a great day!
Stamps: Joyride Percy
paper: apricot appeal, textured tempting turquiose, green galore, gable green, ga pacific white, rainbow sherbet dp
Ink: versafine onyx
Other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Bazzill bitty blooms, MM sherbet brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Superheros Can do it!!

It took me awhile to decide what I wanted to do with todays colors. I wasnt in a Christmas card mood! I've had these Billy images for awhile and decided to make Brayden a card for a BIG test they have coming up after Christmas holidays. He loves superheros (that he calls fight men!LOL!) but what little boy doesnt!?! I colored Billy and his dog using gamsol magic. I wanted to make a "glow" around them but my copic marker wasnt working with me this morning so the glow didnt turn out exactly the way I wanted! I used a sentiment from H & M stamps A time for caring. It was perfect for this card!! I added piercing under the sentiment and along the bottom of the card (dont look too close I think my mat shifted!LOL!) I used Jens sfytt for my layout. I love this fun layout Jen is a layout genius!LOL!


Stamps: Billy, A time for caring

Ink: stazon black, basic gray

Paper: certainly celery prints/cs, textured basic gray, pacific point

Other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, circle punches, copic markers, paper piercer and mat, pacific point ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sledding Fun

Hope everyone is having a great day! I had to work again today so I had to wait until after school to post. I made this card over the weekend for Beates wsc65. I used this super cute image from Treehouse stamps. This is the first time this little guy has seen ink! Hes so cute!! It was fun to color! I colored the fox first with a chestnut color then went over him with a brown to try to get the color more "fox like".
I had an idea for this card but it didnt quite turn out the way I wanted. I also used alot more white on this card than I normally would use. Ive been on a white kick lately!LOL! I colored the fox image using gamsol magic. I outlined the image with my copic cool gray no.1 marker. I added snow to the image and the bottom portion of the card using tulip white puffy paint. The dp I used is from a Christmas stack from Walmart.
Stamps: Sledding fun
Ink: versafine onyx
Paper: dp from Christmas stack, pti white
Other: circle punches, circle nesties, tulip white puffy paint, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, copic cool gray no.1, MM white brads

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dp Inspired Tree

Congrats to Wendy todays featured stamper!! Wendy has a beautiful butterfly filled gallery but I decided to case her Season of friendship card here. Ive had this set for about a month and it hasnt seen ink yet! Its been awhile since I made a card with no coloring.
I used a piece of KI company dp (last years Christmas) to inspire my colors. I had to had some sparkle so I went over the tree and branches with stardust stickles and added stickles to the snowflake centers. I love making cards with non traditional Christmas colors especially snowflake cards!
We took the kids to the fair last night and they had a BLAST!! They were so cute! My cheeks were hurting last night from laughing and smiling so much. A great feeling!LOL! I ended up having to ride with Alana some b/c she was too tall for the kiddie rides but not quite brave enough to ride the bigger rides by herself!LOL! Man I forgot how the rides jerk you around so much! I hurt this morning!LOL! We were riding the ride Himalya which used to be called the Thunderbolt and I was telling Alana that mine and Daddys first date was the fair and he held my hand and kissed me on the cheek while we were on the Thunderbolt. The look in her eyes was sooo cute!LOL!! But it was kinda funny riding the ride with our daughter. Have a great day!
Stamps: Season of friendship
Ink: basic gray, orchid opulence, pixie pink, almost amethyst, baja breeze
Paper: textured orchid opulence, baja breeze, almost amethyst, pti white
Other: stardust stickles, cutter kit, pixie pink ribbon, circle punches

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holly Cupcake

Im back and feeling much better this morning! I made this quick card before we head out the door for our last football game. After the game we are going to a local arts and crafts fair.

As soon as I seen the OCC challenge this morning I knew I had to use my Treehouse Christmas cupcake image. Since I used a cupcake image I decided to use Taylors cupcake sketch challenge for my layout.

I colored the cupcake using gamsol magic. I also used the copic cool gray no1 marker for shadows. I pulled out some dp and textured cs from last Christmas I got from Walmart. I cant remeber the name of it! I added silver sheer ribbon and silver brads for embellishments.

Heres a peek at the inside of the card too...

I love this sentiment!!

Stamps: Christmas cupcake
Ink: versafine onyx
Paper: PTI white, christmas stack from Walmart
Other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, copic cool gray no1 marker, silver sheer ribbon, silver brads, scallop border punch, paper piercer, white gel pen, cropadile

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This cat sure has the right idea!LOL! Im not feeling the best in the world tonight but I couldnt pass up the sketch challenge. I think Ive gotten a virus from one of the kids at school. This is one of the cards I wasnt happy with so I kept adding stuff to it! I think I overdone it!LOL! I used images from H & Ms The Cats meow. I love this super cute set!
Stamps: The Cats meow
Paper: tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, hawaian papaya, pti white, textured choc chip
Ink: versafine onyx
Other: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, oval punch, circle punch, dew drops, copic cool gray no.1
Dont forget to enter for the blog candy here!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My trick or treaters

Doesnt Alana look happy!?!LOL! She was mad b/c we werent going where her friends were so she was pouting. She got over though! Brayden ran around all night doing his best ninja moves and the girls were bunny hopping everywhere!LOL!

Fs91 The Cats Meow

Congrats to Becca Stamps todays featured stamper! I cased her card here. I changed the stamps but kept the image a cat. I loved her coloring and out of the box or circle on her card!! I changed the colors and dp since her card was a halloween card. Instead I used Washington apple dp since I still had it out on my desk from yesterday. I used alot more designs on this card than I would normally use!! I usually on use one maybe 2 designs of dp on my card so this was a stretch for me!LOL!

I love orange cats!! My fave pet Ive ever had was a orange cat named Rusty. He was a mess!! Isnt this cat from H & M adorable?!!? Im sure going to have fun with this set!!

I'll be back later to share some pics from Halloween and dont forget about the H & M blog hop below!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Group Hug

I finally got a chance today to play with the HH challenge from Sunday. You can play along here. This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge. I have a hard time with wavy borders!! I messed up 3 strips before I gave up and left off the border. The Bo bunny ruler has been on my wish list for awhile but I keep talking myself out of it!LOL! Today is also the OCC challenge and my friend Lori is a guest designer this week!! This weeks challenge is a coloring challenge! Right up my alley!LOL! I made this card for Laurie's and her family. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. You can read more about it here. A group hug always makes everything better doesnt it!??!
I colored the Group hug bears using gamsol magic and outlined with copic cool gray no.1. I used my oval nesties to cut and emboss the oval. I finally got a B plate to replace the one I broke!! I used my new Washington apple dp (Love it!!) and used the colors from it. I decided to use a strip of cs instead of ribbon and popped the sentiment up over it. I added some faux stitching with my pumpkin pie marker and silver brads for embellies.
Im so glad that Oct is over!!LOL!! I was counting down the days! We only have 1 more football games and practice left so I can finally have my Saturdays back too (at least for a couple of months)!! Dont forget about the H & M blog hop!! Have a great day.