Friday, July 22, 2011

You and me together forever

Sorry this is so late today but I was getting so frustrated that I could not get what I considered a good pic of my card today. I loved how my card turned out and it was making me mad because I didnt think that all my coloring details were showing up as well on other photos I had taken. Anywho I went to Mamas today and snapped a few pics of my card using her light tent and got a much better pic to share with you. Im gonna get this indoor photographing of my cards one of these days yall just bear with me!LOL!!

A sweet friend of mine I work with got married over the summer out of state and I didnt get a chance to go. Since we go back to school in 2 weeks I wanted to make her a card to give her. I thought this Tiddly Inks you and me image was perfect for her. I colored the image to look like her and her new hubby. I dont make alot of elegant type cards so I had to dig for some dp to pair with this image!LOL! This retired SU parisian breeze (I think thats the name of it) dp was perfect. I've been practicing on coloring folds in clothes and I wanted her dress to have a more champagne look than white so I used the e40-e43 for her dress. Im so happy with how her dress turned out!! I used this card as a guide where to place my folds. I can color the folds if they are drawn into the stamp but I have a hard time with placing them in the right place without it. This is actually the first time I've tried to color them like this so Im pretty proud. Thanks Cheryl! Of course it had to have sparkle too so I added some SU dazzling diamonds glitter. I used 2 pearls and 2 primas for todays 2 by 2 challenge and I also used this months sfytt for my layout.

Now...for the blog hop winner for Amber Ink....yall are not gonna believe this but the winner is NEVA!LOL!!!! I promise I didnt cheat..Pam picked my winner!LOL! Congrats Mama! You can check out the other blog hop winners here. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heavy Metal Joy

I was so happy when I saw todays WT challenge heavy metal. I've been wanting to play along with this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges joy fold and I knew the hh fastener would be perfect! I had colored this Lilli Claire image (inspired by Make it Colorful unusual hair colors) last week for the color throwdown challenge but never got to finish it. I just love her pink hair!! She reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake!LOL! I paired her with urban prairie dp and used the sentiment from PTI little lady. I used my MS butterfly punch and added a rhinestone to the center. I also pulled out some of my colored brads for the heavy metal challenge and used my SU celery brads and some rose red brads I got a long time ago from Pink Hedgehog Paper crafts. Since this card has more than one fold Im also playing along with this weeks anything goes challenge. Love when everything works out and I can get 3 challenges into 1 card! Oh and I actually plan on playing along with Make it colorful unusual hair color challenge since I had so much fun coloring up her pink hair!LOL! Yall know I LOVE coloring me some hair! Btw dont forget you still have time to join in on the fun with Amber Ink in my bday blog hop post below. Have a great one!!

hair-rv23, 25, 29, and r39 (inspired by this card by Carole)
grass-g20, 21, 24, 28, 29
celery-g20, 21, 24
shoes-r20, 21, 22
bird and flowers-bg11, 13, 15, 18
yellow- y32, 35, 38

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Amber Ink Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Amber Ink Birthday Blog Hop. If you came here from Suzi's blog you're on the right track if not you can start the blog hop with Taylors blog. For my card today I used the martini glass from the Hostess with the Mostess set. I saw a card on SCS with the cutest thank you sentiment so I made a similar computer generated one. I paired the image with the Olive you ipaper from AI.

Twelve short months ago
we made our big debut,
So now we'd like to commemorate
our 1st birthday with you!

This flash mob of torchbearers
always light our way.
Won't you please jog along
on our special day?

Leave your comments here and there
over the next 48
On Friday we'll announce the loot
Don't wait...let's CELEBRATE!
















16. THANH VO @




20. NINNI @














Be sure and stop by all the blogs and leave comments because there will be prizes along the way!! Now its time to hop over to Kerri's blog. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brigitta Cupcake

I thought I'd give yall a break from my Tiddly Inks images and show you something else tonight!LOL! But I will be back with some more TI images soon...Before I get onto the card I wanted to let yall know that Amber Ink that I had the privilege of being a DT member of is having their 1st bday celebration this week on their Amber Inklings blog. Be sure and check it out and stop back by tomorrow for a Bday Blog Hop!

For todays card I used a new to me image Cupcake Brigitta from ATS. Now yall know I love me some swiss pixies!LOL! I got the EK success cupcake border punch awhile back from Michaels and was waiting for the perfect cupcake image to pair it with. I combined Brigitta with some American Crafts dp (I think!?). This is also another one of the cards I made awhile back so of course I dont have the list of copics. I did lots of sponging with antique linen on this card though. The Happy bday sentiment is from an old retired SU set birthday banter. Well thats it for me today. Hubby and kiddos are out fishing so Im sooo enjoying a quiet house!!Ahhhhh!!LOL!! Have a good one!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Im sharing a card with you today that I actually made a couple of months ago and just never got around to loading. I had just gotten this adorable set from TGF called Little Dreamer. I came across a tutorial by Annika on drawing clouds with copics and I thought Oliver was the perfect image for trying it out on. The cloulds all ending up looking like they were coming out of his head but thats ok!LOL! Annika also has an awesome tutorial on coloring with prismacolor pencils on kraft I cant wait to try out. My pencils could use some dusting off.

I kept the card super simple and used some MME dp. I actually pulled out some of my pumpkin brads and used them on this card. Sorry I dont have copic colors for this card. P.S. I just love Olivers bowl cut!LOL! Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2011


Sorry this is such a late post today but I had all kinds of issues with this card!LOL! I made this card for todays SCS Free for all twine challenge. I used this weeks SCS colors-baja breeze, not quite navy, and cherry cobbler. I started with this weeks sketch also but it just wasnt working out so I had to move some stuff around. I had the hardest time trying to photograph this card for some reason today too and then I uploaded it wrong on SCS!LOL! You think someone was trying to tell me something?!LOL!

I love this image called Sisters from Tiddly Inks. I think it works for sisters or a mother and daughter image. For this card I stuck with sisters and colored the image like me and my lil sis. For the baja layer I stamped using linen and french script background and sponged the edges. While I was trying to find a sentiment for this card (I had bday on the brain since my lil man turned 8 years old today!) I ran across this sentiment from Treehouse and thought it would make a good bday sentiment. I really love how the card turned out and wish it showed on the photo. I think the person receiving it will love it though and thats why we do this right?!! I love seeing the smile on someones face when they see my card to them! Well thats its for me today. Im bday pooped and have to do it again tomorrow b/c its my MIL bday. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Happy Hello

Do any of you ever sit in blogger with your card uploaded and just look at the screen and think ok...what do I say!?LOL! Im having one of those moments right now.

I've still been playing around with my camera and have found stuff on it I didnt even know it had!LOL! and just for the record I think Gimp hates kicks me out every time! For todays card I combined this weeks SCS sketch challenge and this weeks Color Q color challenge. I would have never put these colors together but I do really like how they look together. I colored this super adorable Tiddly Inks image using the colors. I was going for the peach look for her hair but it didnt turn out quite the way I wanted. I added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the hearts and stamped the SU sentiment in real red. The striped layer is SU real red prints and I stamped a heart from a Kim Hughes set onto the pear pizzazz using kiwi kiss. The button is from PTI and even though it doesnt look like it in the pic is a really close match to the marina mist. Today is actually the first time I've even used my marina mist cs. The ribbon I used is SU peach parfait ribbon. Hope you all have a great day and stay cool cuz its another HOT one in GA today!

Copics used
skin: e50, 51, 53
hearts: r24, r27, r29, r46
marina mist: b21, b34, 37, bg72
pear pizzazz: yg11, yg21, 23
hair: yr000, yr00, yr02, yr04, r05, e08, e09
shoes: e43, 44

Friday, July 8, 2011


Yayyy! I can finally post more often!! I have a stack of 5 or 6 cards waiting to be photographed. This is why I dont post alot...trying to wait on a day I can take some photos of the cards and in Ga summers thats not an easy thing to do!LOL! Yesterday as I was browsing through some blogs I found this awesome tutorial by Jen. Thank you Jen!!! I played around with my camera tonight *since I read it but forgot to write anything down of course*(lol!) and although its not quite right Im still happy to get a half decent photo inside!LOL! This card is miles ahead of anything else I've tried to photograph inside. Next time I will defintly write everything down and try it again. Mama you better try this!LOL!

Okay so for my card today I used a new to me super cute image from Tiddly Inks. I LOVE this poppy girl image. I pulled out some OLD Basic Grey paper I actually think this is from the 1st set of basicy grey paper I ever bought!LOL! I used Scarlet letter dp for my card and followed this weeks Card patterns sketch w/a little tweak!LOL! Im so happy to be back stamping I have really missed sharing with you guys. Have a great night! P.S. I have a little something up my sleeve next week so dont forget to check back!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tulip Brigitta

Yes its true! I really made a card!LOL! I've actually had this card made about 2 weeks now and since its for the Sfytt for June and today is the last day I figured I might better go ahead and post it. Nothing like waiting til the last day!LOL!

I dont even know where to begin to update you on all the things that have been going on in the last few months so I just give you a few quick updates in no particular order. After a years fight with leukemia my Papa passed away in May. Madison was saved and baptized. We had a great week of VBS where I helped teach a class. My husband is no longer in the band. We have been spending June in the pool just about everyday. I've lost almost 20 lbs. As of now I've decided to give Pre-K another go for next year since this will be Alanas last year at our school (sniff sniff).

Okay now onto the card. Even though I've havent been stamping alot over the last few months I've still been visiting some of my favorite blogs. My blogs are like my coffee for most of day just doesnt start right without it!LOL! Since I havent stamped in awhile I combined a few things I jotted down for inspiration to give me a little push. I loved how Lesa colored the tulips and her top with the dots in this card. I loved Amys and Susan's take on the sfytt so I used both as my inspiration. For my papers and colors I loved Linda's card here. Its fun to case your stamping friends! I love how this turned out and it was just what I needed to get my mojo going. Im still not sure how often I will post something weekly at least. Hope you're all having a great summer and I will do my best to stop by your blogs and leave some comments!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tuesday on Edge

For todays on Edge challenge. This is my fave Creeper Crew image! I just love her!LOL! No dp instead I used PTI damask stamps for the background and sentiment. This card was inspired by a card that someone else made that I cant seem to find right now..sorry! TFL!

Have a great weekend. I hope to actually get some stamp time this weekend since the band isnt playing anywhere!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Todays CAS challenge is tickle your funny bone. I like sarcastic funny since thats what I tend to be!LOL! So I went with this Creepy Crew girl and stamped a sassy sentiment from MFT and then I said set. I used my fave saying SERIOUSLY!?! the inside of the card says...ANOTHER birthday!? This is for one of my sarcastic friends and she will love it! I pulled out some retired SU vintage violet and paired it with Coredinations cs for a monochromatic card. I kept the layout super simple for the CAS challenge. I was just in the mood for a little CAS today!LOL! TFL!

Skin-e000, e00, e11, r11 blush
Hair-c3, c5, c7, c9, 100
Clothes-bv20, bv23, bv25, bv29
Shoes: n5, n7, n9

I forgot to include the copics used in yesterdays post so if you have any questions about colors I used just leave a comment and I will answer.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I heart Neva

Todays SCS featured stamper is Neva aka Mom!! Yayy!! I had to play along today and since she is the Queen of Combos I had to throw a few challenges into one card. I got 4 in this card. I used this weeks SCS sketch, technique challenge(handmade tickets), ATS anything goes challenge and of course the FS challenge. I colored Rosalie with roses from ATS using copics and paired her with MME Be loved dp. Thats it for me today! Enjoy your week Mama from your biggest fan! Lurv ya!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ladybug Polka Dots

I made this card for todays SCS WT challenge. The challenge is polka dots and I've been away from my stamp desk WAY too long. I HAD to make something!LOL! Since I've had Ladybug Nora out and ready to be colored I decided to play along with the challenge. Sorry for the pic. I think its time for a new camera. I've been having alot of problems with pics lately which is why I havent been posting. I have 6 cards ready to show but cant get a good pic of them! Uggghh!! 2 wks until Spring Break!! Woo Hoo!! So very ready!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Creeper Friday on Monday

I bet you thought I wasnt coming back and honestly... I wasnt sure if I was or not either! Life is just way too hectic lately and I was stressing so much over DT deadlines that I had to step down from all my DTs until this school year is over. We've got alot of changes going on this year in PreK and b/w work, 3 kids ages 10 and under, a husband in a band that is staying very busy I was stretched about as far as I could go!LOL! I really hated to leave the DTs but I just dont get the computer and stamping time anymore so until summer my posts will be sporadic.

I wanted to share a card with you today that I made..quite awhile back!LOL! I finally caved and bought some super cute creepers from TGF. When they first came out I thought they were cute but I didnt know if I would use them or not. Of course then I see all the fabulous cards everyone has made with them and I changed my mind. So I started with my fave Friday Creeper. Shes so cute with her wild curly hair! It was so fun to color! I paired her with some October Afternoon Daydream dp and of course colored her with my much loved Copics. I even jotted down the colors! Yayy! I went super simple with the layout but I just love how it turned out! Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day and btw I cant believe my daughter is 10 yrs old today!! I have a child with a double digit age...where did the time go?!

Copics used:
Hair: yr21, 12, 15, e99
Skin: e0000, e000, e00, e11, r11 for blush
pink: r000, r20, r21
backpack: yr12, 14
headphones: bg11, 72, 75
pants: e30, e42, e43

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mikey the Fox

Sorry this isnt a good pic. Winds are blowing here so after the third time my card fell I gave up and just went with the one shot I had!LOL!

This is a card I made awhile back so Im going to TRY to remember all the details on it. I used TSB Mikey the Fox and colored him with copics. This is such a sweet image! I paired him with some We R Memory Keepers dp from the Grandmas kitchen line. I liked it when I paired it with the fox but now looking at it the card looks fallish to me which is why I havent posted it yet!LOL! What do you think? I also used my PTI large scallop border die on this card. Love it! I kept the embellishments simple as usual and just added some silver pearls and PTI fine linen ribbon. Okay thats its for me today..another short and sweet but Monday has kicked my tail! Have a great one!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stamp Something Cute

Happy Friday!! Todays Stamp Something challenge is something cute. Our sponsor is Sugar Nellie who of course has SUPAH cute stamps! I got to play with a Leann Ellis image Fly Free. This image seemed springy to me so I colored the image to match the Twitterpated dp. I used this weeks Sunday sketch and stamp for my layout. You can check out the SS designers Sugar Nellie creations here and pull out your cute stamps and join us this week! We have a SS record breaking week last week with over 700 to play along! Woo Hoo!! Thats it for me today. Short and sweet since Im working on day 3 of a headache that just will not take the hint and leave already!LOL!! Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Today I wanted to share a card with you I made a couple of weeks ago while my Mom and I got together to stamp. I love this sentiment from SU and I thought it would be cute to pair it with Sassy Studios Cinderella image. I had so much fun coloring this image!! Who doesnt love Cinderella?!LOL! I used some pretty MME glitter dp. I cant remember the name of it I think its called At Home (thats the disadvantage of splitting all my dp with Mom b/c she always cheats and keeps the pack with the name on it!LOL!). I also did some stitching on this one! Yay me! Although I did cover up a couple of places with some embellishments. Those *may* have been places where the stitching was messed up!LOL! I do LOVE how this turned out though. I added some sparkle to Cinderellas dress because she HAS to have some sparkle I mean come on...shes Cinderella!LOL! Have a great one!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rainy Day Honey

I thought this card was appropriate for today since we had a rainy day today and will have another tomorrow. I have been wanting to use my PTI simply chartreuse cs and ribbon so I paired it with some blue cs from American Crafts tropical collection. Its very similar to SU tempting turquiose so I stamped the sentiment in TT ink. No dp used here! Just some embossing and look at all that white!! I added some raindrops to the image and sprinkled some dazzling diamonds glitter on it and it ended up looking more like snow than rain!LOL! I didnt write down the colors on this one! Sorry! I colored this Honey image about a month ago. I think shes super cute! Hope you have a dry day tomorrow and if not...remember to play in the puddles!LOL!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sweet Anya sketch

Okay Im going ahead and warning you...I've been on a TGF kick...and MME. So you can expect to see more TGF images paired with MME dp!LOL!
I've been wanting to play along with the Club Anya Saturday sketch since Jen started doing them but havent had time and I finally got a chance today! Yayy for 3 day weekends!LOL!

I used Sweet Anya and colored her to match the Quite Contrary dp. I love that this sketch gave me a chance to use this Pebbles flower I've had for about 3 yrs now. I dont even know why I bought it other than I liked the color b/c I can never find a way to use these big flowers. I also did something different with the bling. I dont know I was just in the mood for something different. Im still not sure how I feel about this card but my daughter loves it and its for her to give to her bff for her bday so as long as she likes it....!LOL! OH and I used 4 different patterns of dp on this one! I dont think I've ever done that either!LOL! I love pretty dp but I have a hard time using more than 2 patterns on a card. Okay Im through babbling for today! Have a great one!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FS Oh Boy Ian

Im so thankful for this 3 day weekend and the sunshine!! My kids spent 3 hrs outside yesterday playing which means I got 3 hrs of guilt free stamp time! Woo hoo!LOL!!
I also got a chance to play along with todays featured stamper challenge and go figure the gallery has been down all day!LOL!
Todays SCS featured stamper is Tracy. I cased Tracy's card here. I need a Thank You card for one of my students and thought this Oh Boy Ian image was perfect. I loved the simple layout of Tracys card so I kept the layout but added some dp and used a library clip instead of a paper clip. I used MME dp again. I've been going through my stash since me and my Mom just placed another big order of dp!LOL! When I have new dp coming in then I dont have to hoard anymore!LOL! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stamping Honey

Im back today with a little bit more Honey for you!LOL! This is stamping Honey. She is ready for some craftyness!LOL! I paired Honey with some dp I got from Die Cuts r us which is now Claudia and Company. Its one of their 6x6 sample packs and I *think* its from the MME Quite Contrary line. I love the design though b/c it gave me a chance to use my Martha Stewart border punch that I havent used in awhile.

All 3 of the new Honeys are available here. Thats it for me today. The sun is actually shining here and the kids are outside playing! Its so nice and quiet in the house I am in the mood to stamp! Have a great weekend.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pirate Honey

Its release Day at All that scraps! This is my fave card from this release. LOVE Pirate Honey! I colored her to match the Basic Grey Eerie dp. I saw a card awhile back using a pirate image and this dp and jotted it down but cant remember where I got it from. The sentiment I used is from TGF Pirate Anya and Ian set.
My second card is Hairdresser Honey. I paired her with some MME Quite Contrary dp. I love her green hairdryer!LOL! I made this card as a Thank You for my hairdresser who just put in some fabulous highlights for me which btw made one of my PreK students ask me if I painted my hair when we came back from Christmas holidays!LOL!
Be sure and check out the other DT samples on the ATS blog and for your chance to win one of this months Honey digi images leave a comment on the preview post here.
Copics used
Pirate Honey: yg91, 93, 95, and 97, rv93, 95, and 99, g20
hair: e13, 15, and 17
skin: e0000, e000, e00, e11, r11
sword: c9, c7, c5, c3
Hairdresser Honey:
bg000, bg10, 11, and 72, r81, 83, and 85, yg00, 03, and 25
hair: e13, 15, 17 and 19
skin: e0000, e000, e00, e11, e21, r11
shoes: c9, 7, and 5

Happy Birthday Makayla

Wow its been so long since I posted I actually dont know how to start this post!LOL!! So we'll just jump right into it. Todays Stamp Something challenge is Anything goes. Our sponsor is Whimsy Stamps and I was so excited b/c I've had this Maya blowing bubbles image since it was released and I finally got it colored. She just looks so sweet and after seeing Crissy color her up I had to have her b/c she reminded me of my niece. Since Crissy is a shading/coloring expert I used her card as my inspiration while coloring Maya. I actually colored this image up with no dp in my just my niece's fave colors. I kept the layout super simple just adding a sentiment stamped on the dp, some ribbon, and bling. I did also add some stickles to the bubbles and bubble jar. Be sure and go check out the SSDT cards and our fabulous sponsor here. Hope you all have a great weekend especially since its a 3 day weekend for most of us!