Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blog Candy Alert-Copics up for grabs!!!

Northern Papercraft Retreat is offering some "fabu" blog candy in order to celebrate the launch of their 1st Northern Papercraft Retreat. They are offering a set of 36 Copic markers, spread the word as candy closes on 07/31/09. Please visit their site for details!

TDSC016- Say it with Flowers

The Digi Shack has a new Thursday challenge, so are you ready? Today's challenge was to "Say it with Flowers"- use flower(s) as your focal point on your card, layout, or project. Come join us and show us those beauties!

Paper: CTMH
Ink: CTMH black
Stamps: The Digi Shack flower, $1 Studio G-sentiment
Tools: trimmer, ATG, CTMh piercing tool
Miscellaneous: ribbon, brads, OMS, Prismas

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

KC Dirtbags Baseball Bag Tag

I also made this tag for his baseball bag- one side has baseball player image (which is him as that is what he tells me-lol) and out phone # and other side has his name/#/team name.

Paper: white cardstock, CTMH
Inks: CTMH black, Cat's Eye- Chestnut Roan
Stamps:Victoria Case Designs, alphabet stamps
Tools: trimmer, ATG, hole punch
Miscellaneous: Prismas, OMS, laminating pouches

KC Dirtbags Event Board

I made this bulletin board for my lil' man, he is on a new baseball team called the KC Dirtbags. Every week he counts done days until his practices and games, so I thought I would make him this special board to put his schedule on. The baseball player is a digi image from Victoria Case Designs and is one of my faves! Papers are from a Pressed Petals baseball kit I had laying around here.

Paper: Pressed Petals
Inks: CTMH black, Cat's Eye- Chestnut Roan
Stamps:Victoria Case Designs, alphabet stamps
Tools: trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Prismas, OMS, bulletin board

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #7

I happened to come upon a sketch site Sweet Sketch Wednesday I had never seen, so I decided to try my hand at their sketch from last week. Along with their fabulous sketch was a color challenge too. I found this crazy paisley paper in my stash that worked perfectly, combined it with pasiley embossing folder, and this super cute digi image from Victoria Case Designs.

Inks: Cat's Eyes-Ice Jade, Rouge, Peach Pasterl, CTMH black
Stamps:Victoria Case Designs, sentiment- $1 Studio G
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Cuttlebug, paper edger scissors
Miscellanesou: ribbon flower, skittle, Prismas, OMS, pop dots

Monday, July 27, 2009

Manic Monday Freebie Monday

Guess what today is? It's Manic Monday Freebie Fun Day over at The Digi Shack and boy is it a cute digi that Toni is giving away today for FREE- yes I said FREE!!! Hurry on over to get your freebie and while there join the TDS015 challenge to use patterned papers on your card/layout/project. We would love to see what you create.

Friday, July 24, 2009

VCD Challenge #9-2 cards

Have you heard about the challenge site that Victoria Case Designs started a while back? I just love VCD images, but have been missing challenge every week but not this week as I am doing it early. This week was a sketch challenge and what a fun one too! Now for the exciting part- the winner of this week's challenge has the opportunity to be VCD's next guest designer as well as getting their choice of one Victoria Case rubber stamp. Who doesn't love free stamps? So what are you waiting for, come join the fun!

Sketch: VC Stamp Challenges
Paper: My Mind's Eye, scraps-card 2
Ink: Cat's Eye- Chestnut Roan/Amber Clay/Prussian blue, card 2-Ice Jade, Rouge, Peach Pastel, CTMH black
Stamp: VCD, Sentiments-$1 Studio G
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Prismas, OMS, paisley embossing folder, skittle, flower

Thursday, July 23, 2009

TDSC015/Mojo Monday #96

It's time for another challenge over at The Digi Shack. This week's challenge was to use 3 designer/patterned papers, Cuttlebug Dy Embossing counts as a layer. Alien is free image for Manic Monday, so hurry over to get it. Crater is a free image from Dustin Pike. Sketch is from Mojo Monday.

Paper: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Stazon black, Cat's Eye- Chestnut Roan/Amber clay/Prussian blue
Stamp: Alien, Dustin Pike, Sudio G
Tools: trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: ribbon, pop dots, Stickles, Prismas, OMS

Monday, July 20, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #11/New Images/Another Chance to win Free Images!

It's Monday which means another challenge over at Squigglefly Blog. Today's challenge was to make a gender neutral baby card using any shade of purple. Check out the wonderful cards made by the DT!

I didn't have an image that I thought would work for this challenge, so I guess I need to go shopping-LOL!!! You too can shop for images at Squigglefly. There are several new iamages to chose from so hurry on over to add to your digi collection!

Squigglefly is sponsoring this week's sketch challenge at ICSketches. The winner gets three Squigglefly images of their choice. If you're up to another challenge, pop on over and see what Dawn has in store this week!

Manic Monday Feebie Fun Day at TDS

Guess what today is? It's Manic Monday Freebie Fun Day over at The Digi Shack and boy is it a cute digi that Toni is giving away today fro FREE- yes I said FREE!!! Hurry on over to get your freebie and while there join the TDS014 challenge to use clouds on your card/layout/project. We would love to see what you create.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity SSC #41 & The Pink Elephant #24

It's Sunday which means another awesome sketch from Michele over at C4E. I used the super cute image cupcake monkey from Dustin Pike and seniment is $1 Studio G from Series 27. Added some bling to cupcake and a couple Skittles fro cherries on sentiment. Come on over and join the challenge, would love to see what you create!

This card also works for The Pink Elephant challenge this week which is to use "animals" and is being sponsored by Dustin Pike.

Inks: Stazon black, Cat's Eye-Chestnut Roan
Stamps:Dustin Pike cupcake monkey, $1 Studio G-Series 27
Tools: trimmer, scalloped punches, ATG
Miscellaneous: ribbon, skittles, glitter, pop dots, Prismas, OMS

Friday, July 17, 2009

Color Throwdown #51 & SCS 237

Silly me, forgot to attach card-LOL!!! Now it's here, what do you think?

This card is for the Color Throwdown Challenge to use Lavender lace, garden green, and so saffron. I don't have alot of SU papers, so I had to match the best I could and think I am pretty close. This card also uses the sketch for the SC237 challenge. Pretty daisy is a digi from The Digi Shack.

Papers: scraps
Ink: Cat's Eye- wisteria
Stamps: The Digi Shack Daisy
Tools: trimmer, ATG, MS border punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Prismas, OMS

Thursday, July 16, 2009

TDSC014-My 1st DT challenge!

OK here it is, my 1st challenge for The Digi Shack. Our challenge was to use clouds somewhere on our card/project, so I made my clouds using a scalloped circle. The image is fairy grand-mother and "blinger" her out-eye shadow, shoes, wand, and wings of course. Added some clouds and sentiment from $1 Studio G set and PRESTO-fun card!!!

This card also works for Try it out Tuesday challenge. This was a skectch challenge and twist was birthday theme.

Paper: pp-CTMH
Ink: Cat's Eyes-Wisteria, French Blue
Stamp:fairy Grandmother, sentiment-$1 Studio G
Tools: trimmer, ATG, scalloped punch
Miscellaneous: Stickles, Glitter, White gel pen, Sakura Purple Gelly Roll pen, ribbon, Quickie glue, pop dots, Prisma pencils, OMS

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm a Maui-Wowie DT member for The Digi Shack!

I got some super exciting news in last couple days and keeping it a secret has been so difficult! Now I can scream it from the roof tops "I'M A MAUI-WOWIE DT MEMBER FOR THE DIGI SHACK! I am honored to be joining the team and look forward to working with this talented DT. I will be updating my blog in next couple days with links to the other fabulously talented DT members.

If you have not been over to The Digi Shack you need to hurry on over a check them out!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

SSC #40 Crafts 4 Eternity- HOT, HOT, HOT!

Another fun sketch for our Sunday Sketch Challenge at C4E and twist this week is to make cards with hot summer colours-reds, yellows, oranges, gold.......

I used the Squigglefly Beach Girl digital image to make my card. I had so much fun creating this card- used cat's eye for sky, prisma pencils & OMS to make sand. The little crab, fruity drink, sentiment, and sand dollars are all $1 Studio G stamps. I stamped the sand dollars on sandpaper too! So what do you think?

Papers: DCWV, Breezy Designs
Inks: Cat's Eyes-french blue, chestnut roan
Stamps: Squigglefly Beach Girl, $1 Studio G stamps
Tools: trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: ribbon, pop dots, Prisma pencils, OMS

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sample card- Tiny Tina with Crayon

I am super excited to share with you this sample card made with this adorable not yet released image from Tracey Malnofski called Tiny tina with Crayon. Adorable, right?

Tracey is an extremely talented artist, who draws images for several digital stamp companies like Squigglefly and The Digi Shack to name just a couple. I get he pleasure of working with her images occasionally through the Squigglefly DT.

Tracey was looking for someone to make up some samples and asked if anyone was interested so I volunteered. What a fun image to work with! Dress, shoes, headband, and rabiit are all paper pieced and popped up to add some dimension. I used the Mojo Monday sketch this week. Numbers and sentiment are $1 Studio G stamps. What do you think?

Tracey- thank you so much for allowing me to play with your fabulous images, you are very talented and i look forward to playing with more of your images in future!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Drum Roll please...........Squigglefly Blog Candy Winners!!!

Thank you to all those who participated in our 2 day
Squigglefly blog hop. I hope you had as much fun checking out the wonderful DT creations and getting lots of inspiration like I did. Thank you to everyone who left me such wonderful comments on my card. So are you ready for the blog candy winners? Yes that's right I decided since this was a 2 day hop that I would have 2 winners, each winner will get to pick 2 Squigglefly images of their choice. Winners were selected using and now for winners- Drum roll please.........................................................................

#13 Sharon said...
How adorable! I love the patriotic theme. Ihave a few kids around my house who walk around looking like that. Take Care.

#18 Christina said...
cute use of the studio g stamp!

Congratulations ladies, leave me a comment with you image choices or shoot me an email at and I will get your images over to you!

It's not to late to join the fun- Cards for Soldiers Benefit Crop-July 11th, 2009

It's not to late to join the fun, if you are interested in coming to crop please contact me asap at

What: Cards For Soldiers Christmas In July Benefit Crop

When: July 11, 2009 10:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Hosted by:
The Kansas City Scrapbookers
Cards For Soldiers
The KC Hugs Program

Saturday, July 11th
10:00 am to Midnight

First Presbyterian Church
2125 Fayette
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Stampin’ Up, The Angel Company, MemoryWorks,
Creative Memories, & Close To My Heart

CROP FEE: $10.00

Registration Includes:
*Reserved Seat and Table Space at Crop
*One Free Ticket for any of the Raffle Prizes
Additional RAFFLE tickets will be available for purchase at
$2.00 each or 10 tickets for $15.00 for over $300 in prizes!
*Each Cropper Receives a GOODIE BAG!
*Access to the Card Making Stations
*Snacks, Drinks, (Soda/Water), Paper Cups, & Ice Provided
*Eligibility for Additional Vendor Table Drawings & Make It & Take It’s

OVER $300.00 in Give- Aways and Prizes!

Donated Items for the KC Hugs Project
will be accepted for additional FREE raffle tickets.
See the end of this email for items needed for acceptable donations.
Each donated item, will earn you a free raffle ticket, up to 5 items (Maximum of 5 tickets).

Every stack of 10 cards with envelopes will earn you 1 FREE raffle ticket.
Stacks or Envelopes, Card Bases, and Cash Donations
for Shipping Charges will get you free raffle tickets too!
Cards may be handmade or new in package, store bought cards for any occasion.
*BONUS-Handmade Christmas cards in stacks of 10 with envelopes will
earn you 2 raffle tickets for each 10 card stack!

This crop will focus on benefiting our enlisted soldiers! All funds and donations will go to the Cards for Soldiers Program and The KC Hugs Program. For more information about these programs, please visit the following websites:
Cards For Soldiers
Christy Dillman- Email:

The KC Hugs Project
Laila Meyer – Email:

Do you make a resolution every year to get your Christmas cards done before the holiday rush? Do you ever get them done? Well, come attend this fun “Christmas In July” benefit crop and we will help you get all your holiday cards done for Christmas 2009! We will have several Christmas card making stations set up that will promise to be a ton of fun. Croppers and vendors all are welcome to visit any of the card making stations throughout the day to make cards. There will be many designs to choose from and you will be able to make as many cards as you would like of each card design. Each card will be $2.00 and you will actually make two cards at the $2.00 fee, one card to keep for yourself and one card is returned back to the Cards for Soldiers to be shipped overseas to our soldiers.


Would love to see all you locals there, please let me know if you can make it! If you are not local and would like to contribute to our cause please contact me for more information!

Thank you in advance for supporting our troops!


Squigglefly Challenge #9

It's Monday so that mean another marvelous challenge from our leader Kim Squigglefly. This week Kim's challenge was to make a one layer card with one embellishment, sounds easy enough right? Well it's harder that it sounds-LOL!!! Since I was out of town and did not plan ahead again, I will be posting my card later. Hurry on over and check out rest of DT cards and show us your fabulous creations!

Don't forget about the new REWARDS program that Squigglefly is offering, for every $15 you spend you will get a free image or set. No restrictions- how cool is that!

Also remember is July, Squigglefly will be donating 50% of all sales in the "Animals" category to the ASPCA. The ASPCA is a humane organization seeking to eliminate cruelty to animals by removing them from cruelty situations and finding them new, loving, forever homes.

Head on over to check out the newest arrivals, earn those rewards, and help the ASPCA in process!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

C4E Sunday Sketch Challenge #39 New Digi Release & a prize!

Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th yesterday! Today is Sunday which mens another sketch challenge from Michele over at Crafts 4 Eternity.

This week C4E are releasing a new set of Digital stamps. These 4 individual stamps will be available from the website from today.

We are giving away all 4 digital stamps to 1 randomly chosen winner. You can also win a set on the Sunday sketch & stamp challenge blog, and by entering any of the
C4E July website challenges!!

So what are you waiting for, come join the fun at C4E!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Squigglefly Blog Hop- Day #2

OK the hop is still going on and today you get to see the wonderful creations of the other half of the design team. So head on over to Amanda's Blog to start today's blog hopping fun!

Don't forget to leave me a comment on my card from yesterday and I will randomly select someone to win 2 images of their choice from Squigglefly.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Let's Blog Hop with Squigglefly DT!

I am very excited to to be your 1st stop for the Squigglefly Blog Hop. This blog hop will be split up into 2 days, so make sure to visit all the DT blogs today and tomorrow for your chance to win 3 free images from Squigglefly. Some of the DT members may have some fabulous prizes up for grabs too, so check them all out and leave these very talented ladies some love!

Since the 4th is just around the corner, I decided to go with a red, white, and blue theme. I found this sentiment from those $1 Studio G stamps we all love and thought how perfect it would coordinate with the Little Rocker image. Can't you just hear "The Boss" singing that song on her headphones?

OK so now for the fun part, since I am kicking Blog Hop off today I am going to offer up some candy. What could be better than free Squigglefly images, so leave me a comment and I will randomly select a winner to receive 2 free Squigglefly images on me.

What are you waiting for, head on over to Crystal's Blog to continue the hop!

Paper: Stash
Ink: Cat's eye-Royal blue, lipstick red
Stamps: Squigglefly Little Rocker, $1 Studio G stamp-sentiment
Tools: trimerr, ATG
miscellaneous: ribbon, pop dots, prisma pencils, OMS, CTMH Moonstruck marker