Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity- My 1st Design Team

I am very excited to announce I am on my very 1st Design team over at Crafts4Eternity. You can check out their blog here or come join us over on Paper Craft Planet. Come and play with at the big launch party of website tomorrow 01/30 at 8 pm (GMT).

My First Blog Award- Thank You Mandee!!!

Thank you to fellow bday club girl Mandee at Mandee's Memories for giving me
my 1st Blog award. What a sweetie! So I am passing this award along to 5 other incredible gals that inspire me.

The Lemonade Award is given by a previous winner to 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week. Isn't this a nice way to show other bloggers how much you appreciate their work! So here's what you need to do now.
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 5 blogs, which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
3. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
4. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award
I have decided to nominate:
1. My good friend and CFS cardmaking machine Angji!
Sweet Pineapple Scrapping
2. Fellow bday club girl for jumping on the blog bandwagon Nat!
Scrappy Natty
3. Very talented lady, very inspining, and gave me my 1st blog candy Deborah!
Dream in Color
4. To another one of my fellow CFS queens, her cards are fabulous & she is part of my Central team Susan!
Sue's Cricut and Crafts
5. Loving my new digital stamps, thanks to Victoria!
Victoria Case Stamps

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Victoria Case Digital Stamps

OK I am so in love with these digital stamps, they are sooo stinkin' cute!!! Here are a few more I colored using my Prisma colored pencils and OMS. My boys are loving these too. 1st one lokks like my oldest, always in burgandy sweatshirt because that is his baseball team's color- GO SCORPIONS! 2nd one is looks like my little guy with his bright yellow crocs and Dodger Blue Sweatshirt. 3rd one is jsut something diferrent. What do you think?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another Water Fairy Card

Here is another card using the water fairy digi stamp from Victoria Case Designs, colored with Prismas and OMS. Added a little bling and ribbon, may add some glitter later. Polka dotted paper is CTMH, all others from my stash.

Mojo Monday Sketch

Ok here is my card using Mojo Monday sketch, mine is a little different. Another digi stamp from Victoria Case Designs, this one is called water fairy. All paper from my stash, image is colored with Prismas and OMS, fruit punch & waterfall stickles, Love scallop is a punch/emboss.

(FYI-Her wings loook better in person than in this picture)

LuvBirds Card

Ok here is another card using digital stamps from Victoria Case and I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday. Killing 2 birds with one stone here (no pun intended) as this card works for challenges at High Hopes Stamps and Daring Cardmakers.

Once again papers are from my stash, ribbon was from Target that I got in $1 section last year, everything is inked using cat's eyes, MS edge Valentine Lace punch, stamped sentiment is from Studio G Series 26, and some bling.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gamer Card

Ok I made this card using the new digital stamps I got over at Victoria Case Designs and used the sketch challenge at Crafts 4Eternity .

This digital stamp is called boy gamer. I just had to use him first as I have boys and fact that they got a WII for Christmas and spend alot of time playing it. Everything is from my stash- pp is from TLC and I colored image using my Prismas and OMS. Isn't it cute?

Super cute stamps and some blog candy!

Tales from Polly Craft has some new cutie patootie stamps coming out soon called Sharing Sherbert and she is giving you chance to win entire set plus a beautiful box she made to hold them. Check out her blog for details!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blog Candy Sightings for Today!

Much Ado About Nothing is offering some great SU blog candy, 4 brand new sets of stamps. Check out all the details on her blog and cute cards she made using some of these stamps!

Crafts for Eternity is also offering an awesome package of blog candy to celbrate the launch of their website. Check their site for details on how you could win this candy!

The candy includes....
Daisy Bucket 12x12 papers perfect harmony collection (lizzie,callie,hadley,delaney,avery,bailey)
4 sheets 12x12 Bazzill cardstock
selection of satin ribbon bows
selection of satin ribbon roses
selection of brads and buttons
4 x Paper Mania blooms
wool fibres
Quick glue pen
Dovecraft 3D foam squares
Assortment of A6 card blanks and envelopes
10 ATC blanks
Pack assorted ATC backers
4 x A4 sheets stamped images inc magnolia
1 pack of Paper Mania chipboard alphas diecuts
1 pack of Paper Mania chipboard accent diecuts
1 project leaflet
a box of chocolate liquors!!!

Crafty Makes is also offering some wonderful candy in honor of some awesome accomplishments (Congrats Kym). Spread the word for your chance to win! Check out list of goodies she is giving away and check site for yummy pics!

In the Candy:
Basic Grey 6x6 Offbeat paper pad (1)
Basic Grey 6x6 Ambrosia paper pad (1)
Assortment of satin finish ribbons + 1 blue velvet ribbon (9)
Assortment of brads including pearl and gem
Assortment metal hangers and anchors (10)
Assortment of shaped paperclips (7)
Assortment of pearl and crystal headed pins (12)
Assortment of buttons including clear and crystal edged (36)
Assortment of paper and fabric flowers (45)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

How about some more blog candy?

Ok surf on over and check out all the details at Crafting and Livng in Japan she is giving away 5 copic markers of your choice and some awesome Kodomo stamps. The more you spread the word, the more chances to win!!!

Also head on over to Creative Journey. She is giving away an awesome RAK for hitting 50K- Congratulations Christine!!! See below for list of goodies she is giving away and check out her beautiful work while there! For 5 extra entries, link this to your blog! Hurry only have until 1/25 to be entered!

This RAK includes some of my favorite things:

12 specialty patterned papers from the Making Memories Sabrina collection
(2 of each design shown)

1 package of pink Making Memories chipboard alphabet

1 package of Bazzill pink blossoms

1 yard white ric rak

1 yard pink ric rak

1 package Heidi Swapp pink chipboard circles

1 package Heidi Swapp pink chipboard name plates

1 package Pink Paislee rub ons

A Melissa Frances chipboard heart mini album

1 package Prima Say it in Crystals swirl

CTMH Card Club Cards

I joined a monthly CTMH card club wehre we rotate being hostess and earn product. These are cards we made at out 1st meeting, aren't they adorable? I am looking forwar to see what Sue has in store for us next month!

Check out Sue's CTMH website Here for products used and to place an order!

Changito Astronaut Card

Once again I am trying to use paper from my huge stash, pp is from DCWV stack. Card is embossed using Cuttlebug folder spots & dots. Stamped images are from Stampendous Changito in Space set that I picked up at Archiver's- can you tell I love these little guys? Inks used were cat's eyes and CTMH.

This cards is for a challenge #14 at The Cuttlebug Spot. Challenge is to use any colors but red and pink when making a Valentine's card. I made several of these that will be going to units I ship to through Cards for Soldiers project.

Another Stash Card

Here is another card using my stash, again pp is from DCWV stack. Chestnut Roan cat's eye to ink with, stamp colored with markers. Used the same Valentin'es Changito stamp set.

Isn't that monkey too cute?

Stash Card

Here ia cute card I amde from using paper in my stash. Both patterened paper and cardstock are from DCWV stacks. I never thought I would use this crazy patterned paper, but I am happy with reulsts.

Scalloped circle/circle from punches and cute monkey is from Changitos Valentine's stamps that I picked up at Archiver's. Stamp colored with markers and of course inked pp around edges with cat's eye.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blog Party and Candy

Check out Creative Cafe for their blog party and chance to win $150 worth of blog candy! These dies are too cute as well as project examples!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Woo Hoo- I won some blog candy!

I won some awesome Blog Candy from Victoria Case Stamps, I received the cutest digi stamps that just released. Check out their blog to see the cuties I won and will be posting some projects with these soon!

Support Our Troops Post-It Note Holder

I made these little goodies to give out to ladies who have been donating cards to me here locally for Cards For Soldiers. Stamp set, Moonstruck ink, and Mooonstruck pp is all CTMH. Post-it note tutorial by checking one my fave blogs Dawns Stamping Thoughts.

If you would be interested in joining in on our cardmaking efforts, please check my website, if you have any questions you can email through this site also.

More blog candy

Check out this beautiful bog candy being given away over at and while there check out her beautiful creations!

Also head on over to and let her know if you would prefer forum type or live chat for their upcoming realease party. Giving awy some supre cute stamps!

Blog Candy Alert

Ok all surf on over and check out Creating from the Heart Keepsakes from Melissa. In honor of her bday this weekend (Happy Bday Melissa) she is giving away some fantastic blog candy! While there check out her beautiful cards and then head over to to check out some awesome stamps and other goodies. Spread the word for your chance to win too!!!

Also check out Rebecca's blog Eclectic Endeavours for some awesome blog candy, pick your fave project from 2008 and tell her why it's your fave. Get extra entries for linking on your blog and/or subscribing to her blog.

How about some more blog candy! Check out Kerry's blog Three Clovers Designs as she is giving away some awesome goodies, she has 3 different prize packs to choose from for 3 winners. Do you like MS valentine's punches? Or how about some cute stamps? What about paper packs? Hurry over to her blog, make sure to read "the rules" to make sure you are entered in drawing.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More blog candy!!!

Run on over to Dannie's creative outlet for a chance to win some awesome blog candy, she made some really cute Vday cards using my fave scalloped circle- check out her blog!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Blog Candy at Victoria Case Stamps

Victoria Case Stamps is giving everyone the opportunity to win some fantastic blog candy on their blog. For more information check here:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hot of the presses- Chance to win some Blog Candy!

Hey everyone, was checking my bday club girl Lisa's blog this am and noticed that Starving Artist Stamps is giving away some blog candy (she is such a little enabler). So of course I had to run over and check it out here:

What cute stamps they have!!! So run, don't walk over to their site for your chance to win some awesome blog candy just in time of Valentine's day!

Monday, January 5, 2009

One little word for 2009

I was checking out Ali Edwards site and ran across her idea for picking "one little word" to try to live by for 2009. Today while browsing Tip Junkie, this was their Talk to me Tuesday discussion so I thought I would share my word and goals. I have already started off well as I have started a journal and wrote an entry for past 5 days, only 360 more to go can I make it. YES I CAN!!!

My word for 2009 is going to be determined. I am determined to....

*get fit & healthy
*get several rennovations/repairs completed to our home that we have been putting off
*become more financially sound
*journal daily/weekly whether be by video or handwritten about my everday thoughts, etc. for my children (making sure precious memories are preserved for their future)
*put scrapbooking my memories/pics of my family 1st (which has been pushed aside for quite some time)
* to complete anything else I put on my "Bucket List for 2009"

Thanks for getting me motivated to start 2009 off with a bang!

Valentine Cards

These cards were made using paper from my stash and sentiments from various stamp sets. I used the Cuttlebug quite a bit and the cricut a little.

CS: Miscellaneous scraps
PP: papers from DCWV stacks
Tools: Cricut, Doodlecharms cart for scalloped heart, Cuttlebug, ATG gun, Scalloped circle punch, threading water punch
CB folders: Divine Swirls,Love Language, To/From set-present
Inks: CTMH and Cat's Eyes
Stamps: Stampendous Changitos sets (Valentines ones), CTMH
Miscellaneous: pop dots

Lots of Cards

Well I met with my friend Saturday and we made cards for soldiers. She was able to get 40 done and I got 50 done. I did valentine cards (on right) and she did a variety as she had a card kit she wanted to use up (on left).