I've been featued in the Bitter Sweet Zine Winter issue!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just around the corner...

from our house is an awesome little restaurant...and I have been very neglectful about sharing some of our fun Island living! So I thought I would go ahead and share some fun things in our corner of heaven on earth!We get to the restaurant...we walked because it's less than a block from the house! It was a nice little stroll! LOL The kids love it and actually David rode his bike! (If you look on the left hand side of the pic, you'll see a moped and David's bike!) The name of the restaurant is Oinoysee...but all the Americans call it "The Pork Chop Place" because it has the BEST pork chops around! Anywho, we introduced ourselves to the owner and he said "Ohhh yes, you're my neighbors!" Who knew! His name is Nikko and he's the nicest guy!

The building was actually a residence built around the 1930 and was later converted into a restaurant in 2000. Great place, great food!
David's job at dinner was to pour the water for everyone...he took his job very seriously!One of my very favorite things to eat is Greek Salad...and this is one yummy example...sooo delish! I know your mouth is watering already, but wat till you see the pork chops!
My Salad is NOT cooperating! I want it after the Tatziki...but it won't move...so you'll have to drool in reverse! LOL This SUPER yummy bread is baked locally and is super to dip in the Tatziki...making me hungry again!Apperently my dinner wants to be seen in reverse...nothing is moving past the bread! LOL...don't these chops look sooo good? They smelled devine and the tenderness is like a dream! (If you like pork that is!)David Loves to try new foods...and old favorites to see where they are best! He loves octopus...I know he's 5...that kid just amazes me! And he gave this grilled octopus 2 thumbs up...although he tried my pork too and gave incredible reviews only a mother can understand through a full mouth! LOL
And this is the yummiest stuff in the world! Yummy Tatziki...made from Greek yougurt, cucumbers, olive oil, vinigar and a touch of salt and peper to taste...ohh sooo scrumptious!

So there you have it...some pics for you of our neighborhood...I have some pics to share with you of the girls...but since nothing was moving past the bread I just gave up! LOL So I'll have to post cute girl pictures in a few days!

I hope you all have a blessed day! Thank you so much for stopping by! And I promise to have a card for you tomorrow!!!

Happy Stampin'


Monday, July 27, 2009

LPS Monday...LPSC26 Color Us Happy!

Good morning! I hope everyone is doing well! I have a fun card for you today and I it's a cool color challenge at that...not only a fun color challenge, but there are prizes to be won! YEAHHH!!! What prizes you may ask? One random winner will receive TWO free digis from LPS! You have all week to play, just get your entries in by Sunday night and use keyword LPSC26 if you upload to SCS or PCP. Go check out the LPS Blog for all the deets!

Here are the colors!

And here is my card!
Thanks for looking and I do hope you like it. I really struggled with this color combo, so there is the tiniest bit of red on the card...just the patch on her dress! LOL But hey it counts right?!?!
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: Pretty in pink, brilliant blue, whisper white, really really old paper from a SSkit that I bought 5 years ago! LOL
Accessories: ribbon, build a brad, cuttlebug numbers embossing folder, scalloped punch, chuncky glitter, water color wonder crayons, blender pen
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day and dn't forget to play along with the challenge...there are new digi's on the way...you won' want to miss them!!!
Hugs to gall,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hosting LSC: Get your motor running!

Howdy howdy!!! Tpday is my turn to host the Limited Supplies challenge on www.Splitcoaststampers.com and I am excited to bring to you the "Get your motor running challenge!" I want you to use any image that has a motor! It can be a car, spaceship, motorcycle...anything you can rev up!

Remember to limit your layers and embelishments, I'm not going to tell you how many or what kind to use today, but please use a limited amount!

I went very simplistic on my card! A simple black base and an image stamped on whisper white...added a ribbon and a tag and called it a day! Super fast and still very nice! Great man card I think!

Stamps:Antique Car by Little Paper Shop, Happy Harmony by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: basic black, whisper white
Accessories: black gingham ribbon, 1/8 inch circle punch, two SU! circle punches

And that's all...super and simple! I hope you all play along! I would lvoe to see what you come up with! If you doplay remember to use key word LSC230!!!

Have a happy Stampin' kinda day!


Thursday, July 23, 2009


It's our good friend Jessica's Birthday today! She's the awesome DT coordinator for Little Paper Shop and she is just amazing! LOVE her!! So we at the little paper shop are throwing her a party! And YOU get the gifts!!!! Two FREE stamps sets of your choice that's what!!! So head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog for all the details...and don't forget to wish Jessica a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin' and stop by again tomorrow for a fun challenge!!!



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And the winner is!!!!!

Thank you so much to those who played along, although not many, I do appreciate your comments!!!

And we do have a winner!!!

{LISA} Who said...wow 5 years, that's great! I am happy to become a follower and I added you to my candy bar. Thanks for the chance to win...

Congratulations! Please e-mail me your address and I will get it right out to you!
Have a blessed day!

Always remember, Be blessed and be a blessing!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sketchy LPS Monday

Good morning!! I hope you all had a great nights sleep! I know I did! My kids actually let me sleep in until 8:45!!! I know, you see Miracles DO happen!!! I am having a great morning too, just made some fresh squeezed orange juice with oranges our landlord brough us from his trees and bicuits are baking as we speak! Life is soooo good!

Anyway, today is another LPS monday and we have a fun sketch for you to follow! Play along and you could win 2 FREE digi images!!! Check out the LPS Blog for all the Deets! The sketch was provided by none other than the AMAZING Cindy Haffner...check out her blog!!!

And this is my card! I love the colors and this stamp set (Floral Frenzy) is JUST AMAZING TOO!!!I think this is a very nice layout...one that I'll probably use over and over again...but I really need a proper oval cutter...maybe some oval nestabilities are in my future!

For the main images I simple inked my stamp in riding hood red ink by Stampin' Up! and then stamped off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it on my main image panel. With the stamps being acrylic it's extremely easy to line them up for perfect placement everytime!!!

And here is a little close up...I was hoping that you would be able to see the pretty glitter on the flower and petals, but boo hiss I don't think you can!
Stamps:Floral Frenzy By Little Paper Shop
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Whisper white, SU! designer paper
Ink: riding hood red, kiwi kiss
Accessories: Coluzzel oval cutter, rhinestones, heart punch by Stampin' Up!, sponge
Thank you SOOOOO much for stopping by! i hope you have enjoyed my card for LPS Monday and please stop by the Little Paper Shop Blog to see what the other INCREDIBLE designers have made!
ALSO....Don't forget about my BLOG candy....you have until 9pm tonight to leave a comment to be entered to win...that's all, just leave a comment!
Have a blessed day! And always remember, Be blessed and be a blessing!!!
Happy Stampin'

Friday, July 17, 2009

It's my 5 year anniversary...

with Stampin' Up! And I have some sweet candy for you! I signed up right after my first baby was born so that I could get some adult convertion...and I have gotten soooooo much more! I have made so many wonderful friends, friendships that I know will last a life time! And for that I am extremely greatful. I have also learned so much from this wonderful, fun, crazy, addictive hobby! So...thank you so much for reading my blog and I hope you enter to win! What do you win you ask? Here are a couple of pictures!

Here is the whole shabang! I love looking at it, and NO you won't get any banannas!! I'll be feeding those to my kids in the AM! LOL

You will get a stamp set:
-Serene Spring by Stampin' Up!
- 5 yeards of ribbon! (3 yards of pacific point striped ribbon, 1 yard of bashful blue striped ribbon and 1 yard of certainly celery twill ribbon)
- 5 clip accessories
- 5 square rhinestone brads (fire)
-5 pearls
-5 half pearls
-5 felt flowers
-5 circle rhinestone brads (FIRE)
-5 square rhinestone brads (ice)
-5 crystal shapes

wow that's a lot of goodies!!! I do hope you will join in the fun!!!

What do you have to do to join in the fun? Well all you have to do is leave me a comment on THIS post !!!

If you want be one of my followers that's fine, but it's not a requirement!

So please leave a comment and have fun! I will be drawing a name using a random number generator on Monday the 19th at midnight!!!

So thank you so much for stopping by! And may you always be blessed and be a blessing!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Trey's Birthday card

We have a birthday party to go to this Saturday for a little boy who's turning 2! He loves cars and is having a cars themed birthday party...unfortunately I don't have any car stamps! So this is as good as it gets!

I loved Monday's grid Challenge so much that I had to make another card using the technique...if you haven't tried it you really really have to give it a whirl...super easy and a great look!

For today WT Challege we were to use two of somethig. Since it didn't matter what it was, I used 2 eyelets. I think this card turned out cute and I especially love all the silver glitter and how the rocket looks like it's taking off...and since the little boy I'm giving it to only has one speed...fast, this card is very appropriate! I think the grid and the embossed number panel really add a lot of texture and interest!


***all from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: wanted, pun fun, curvey verses

Ink: pacific pont, certainly celery, baja breeze

Paper: pacific point, basic black, baja breeze, certainly celery, whisper white

Acccessories: number CB embossing folder, glue, glitter, crop-a-dial, eyelets

Thank you so much for stopping by! YOU are truly a blessing to me and I thank you for helping to brighten my day!

Happy Stampin'


P.S. May you be blessed and a blessing today!

PSS Stop by tomorrow for your chance to win some YUMMY candy!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Zuchini bread and card

This is my card for a few of this weeks challenges...I've been a little behind! Mondays challenge was this fun grid background, Tuesdays challenge was the color challenge, orchid opulence, barely banana, black, white, and going gray (I used it as his shadow!) and today's sketch challenge

I think it turned out pretty cute! The flamingo is from High Hopes Rubber stamps and the background swirls are from an SU! set called a Beautiful thing. And it also happens to be a good friend of mine's birthday...Judy over at Joy in a Jar...so go on over and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thankd for the fun sketch!!!

Stamps: A beautiful think by Stampin' Up, Flamingo by High Hopes
Ink: Staz on black, orchid opulance, barely banana, going gray
Paper: barely banana, orchid opulance, whisper white, basic black
Accessories: scallop punch, 1/16th in punch, gingham ribbon, markers, ruler

For church tonight I made a super yummy (IMO!) Zuchini bread...love it! I did some altering to the recipe, but I think it was good altering...can never have too much cinnamon or nutmeg!

Want the recipe? Here it is just for you!

3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (I used Olive oil)
2 cups white sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour (I used half white, half wheat)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I omited the nuts in case of allergies)

I also added nutmeg...didn't measure, just tossed it in there

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nuts; stir into the egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until done.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe and the card Happy Stampin' to all and may God Bless you always!



Want some blog candy?

Than head on over to... Crissy's Art and Heart
My Friend Crissy over at Crissy's art and heart is havig some AMAZING blog candy, but hurry it's almos time for the drawing!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

LPS release and DT challenge

We are back and it's release day..WOO HOO! BOTH new releases, {Angelic Jena } and {Beary Best Katie} are available AND on sale! That's right! From NOW through Monday, July 20th (or while supplies last) the two new releases are 10% off on the LPS Website! Happy Shopping!
I hope you have enjoyed the previews and enjoy the sale!!! But hurry! It only lasts one week! These sets are gotta have!!!

Happy stamping!
Be blessed and be a blessing!


Monday, July 13, 2009

Little paper shop mondays..and a preview

I just absolutely LOVE this set! I think it's the sweetest...not to mention that when I got it my sweet little Emelia said...hey that's me and my bear bear Amy!!! She imediately HAD to color it...so I obliged and stamped it out for her to color!

This card is small...measures only 4x4, but it sure is cute!

This set will be available tomorrow at Little paper Shop! So set your clocks and be one of the fisrt to own it...especially if you have a sweet little girl in your life who loves her bear bear!


Stamps: Beary Best Katie Available at Little Paper Shop tomorrow
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: rose red designer paper, whisper white, kraft, certainly celery
Accessories: crop-a-dial, jumbo eyelets, ribbon, scallop punch Marvy, watercolor pencils, blender pens

I just LOVE paper piecing this little girl!!!

Thanks for stopping by! And if you want THIS SET FREE...stop by the Little Paper Shop blog and leave a comment to be entered for your chance to win!!!

They are also having a sketch challenge for the week...participate and you get another chance to win a Beary best Katie stamp set!!!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Another Jenna...

Hey all,

We're back from church and I had a chance to play while the kids were having quiet time...YEAHHH!!!! So I thought I would go ahead an play in todays challenge...FS127 Shirmcat! What a great gallery ...you can see it here! Be ready to be inspired!

Here is the link to the card I was inspired by, it's called Appels!
And my card is below...cute huh!

I used the same layout and a shade of blue, and I even cut out mmy iamges as she did. For the changes, I used patterned paper instead of a background stamp and I used an angel instead of a fruit image. Isn't my little Jena so sparkly?
Stamps: Angelic Jena by Little Paper Shop
Ink: stazon black, summer sun, kiwi kiss,
Paper:soft sky textured cardstock, whisper white, unkown DP from a friend
Accessories: scissors, versamarker, iridescent ice embossing powder, heat tool
This stamp set is called Angelic Jena and will be available on the 14th at http://www.littlepapershop.com/ but for now you can win this set by going to the Little Paper Shop Blog and leaving a comment.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy Stampin' and don't forget to check back tomorrow for another sneak peak and a fun challenge!

Meet Jena...LPS sneak peek #1

Happy Sunday everyone!

I have a very special treat for you today! It's sneak peek one for Little Paper Shop release...this month we have 2 AWESOME must have sets! I think they are simply the cutests sets so far and I have several LPS stamp sets! You will not be disapointed!

Her name is Angelic Jena and I think she is just too sweet! It's a small set, but it comes with 3 sentiments...a starter set of you have never stamped or a great addition to any stampers stash!

Here is my card!
I didn't want my card to be too girly...so I opted for more neutral/boyish colors. I even like how I paper pieced the moon and stars...looks kinda neat I think!

Her dress was colored using reinkers and an aquapainter and her hair and highlighs were done using water color pencils and again the aqua painter.

Added a simple scallop and some scoring at the bottom and Voila! a done card! Of course I had to add some eyelets!opted to leave ribbon off since I was going for a more neutral card...so what do you think?

Stamps: Angelic Jena by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Stazon black, Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, whisper white, SU! retired designer paper, always artichoke
Accessories: aqua painyer, crop-a-dial, eyelets, watercolor pencils, circle punches, scalloped edge punch

***Now I know you LOVE this set! well head on over to the Little Paper Shop blog and enter yourself for a chance to win this FREE set!!! One winner will be chosen at random from the comments***

Don't forget to stop by the other DT members blogs to see what they came up with. The samples are awesome!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Saturday, July 11, 2009

I've been Inspired!

Today's Inspiration Challenge 188- Chasing fireflies was inspired by the website Chasing Fireflies. Boy do they have some super cute things! When I clisked on the toys section the picture below is what I saw, I was totally inspired by the awesome colors! So I made a card using them!

This is my card here I really like how it turned out! I love the white shadowing and the pretty orange sun and even the pink background...but I just couldn't work the red in! Ohhh well I did get a tad bit of green and that wasn't even though that wasn't in the picture...it still looks cute!!! LOL

For ther flowers I simply stamped them in tempting turquiose and then went over them with a versamarker and covered in clear embossing powder and heat set. Then I punched a circle on a piece of scrap paper and a sponge to create the sun. Then placed the circle on top of my already orange circle and created the pink behind the flowers...very fun adn super easy card to make!

Thanks for looking!

Here is a list of things I used:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy by Stampin' Up!, sentiment is from a Little Paper Shop set called Endless Arrangements
Ink: Tempting turquoise, stazon black, pretty in pink, tangerine tango
Papers: Prett in pink, tangerine Tango, whisper white, naturals white, pink flamingo designer paper
Accessories: Pretties kit, 1 3/8 circle punch, sponge, versa marker, clear embossing powder, heat gun, certainly celery grosgrain ribbon, 1/8 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch

Thank you soo much for stopping by! One more day till I complete 7 days of challenges! YEAHHH!!!

Happy Stampin'


Enjoy the Va Sunshine...

is where I used to live, and my bloggy friend Teresa Kline still lives there and on her bloggy blog enjoytheva.sunshine she is giving away some AWESOME blog candy...so head on over there and play along! She want's to know your most memorable Christmas!

Happy Stampin' and may God bless you today and always!



Friday, July 10, 2009

Buttons buttons I am loving them!

So I have never been much of a button girl...and earlier this week I grabbed a button my my daughters Sunday School projects and now I can't stop picking buttons off of there! Shame on me!!! These cards are for todays LSC228 Challenge Crop It! I think this card is super cute...the little girl is actually Katie from katie Cupcake by www.littlepapershop.com and I think she looks good without her cupcake! The sentiment is called Sweets and it's also by Little Paper ShopWhat do you think?

I really really like the buttons and the paper piercing in the corner...but I just don't know about the paper pierced candy...ohh well!
I have to run now...It's our 11 year anniversary of meeting (yup, we met 11 years ago today! Crazy the things we remember!) LOL and I have to go and spend some time with my sweet heart!!!
The challenge to use the buttons and paper piercing came from The Treehouse Stamps blog...go check them out...pretty cool stamps!!!
I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka In July!

That's Merry Christmas in Hawaiian...at least that's what the internet tells me anyways! LOL

***edited to appologise for the misspelling of Kalikimaka on my card! Adding an a before I give it way!***

Today's WT226 Christmas in July was a very fun challenge! And as this is my last official post as one of The Digi Shacks DT member...I thought it would be fun to make a Hawaiian Christmas card...todays challenge on The Digi Shack was to make a card using yellow and polkadots and I think it turned out pretty cute! I seldom ever make a card using Glorious green, but I think it works!

The whole card was digi! No stamps!!!! Can you believe it! i think it turned out super cute though and I even uploaded some cool fonts! I love fonts!

Anywho head on over to the Digi shack and play along in the Itty Bitty challenge to use yellow and polkadots and don't forget to use keyword TDSC013 when uploading to web galleries so we can all see your master pieces!

Stamps: None, digi image from The digi Shack
Paper: Naturals white, glorious green, real red, yo yo yellow
Ink: none...but laser ink from my printer!
Accessories: water color pencils, marvy scallop circle punch, blender pens, big shot, BC embossing folder, red striped ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by and stop by the digi shack and show us what you've got! Don't forget they are still searching for the next DT! Could that be you????



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday NCSUNIKKI!!!

Today is one of my BFF's birthdays and I just wanted to give her a shout out! She's having a challenge on her blog and if you make a birthday card for her challenge then you get entered to win for a prize! Check out her blog...It's called Smells Like Homemade!

And this is my card! Isn't the little sock monkey just the cutest? Sorry for the not so great quality photo, it's taken indoors with a flash so it's just okay to me! But hey, what's a girlt o do...it's late here! LOL

I also made this card for todays Sketch 236Challenge on SCS. I loved todays sketch and I am 3 for 3 this week...I can't even believe it! I have done 3 challenge cards this week after not being with internet for months and months and not being able to play! You all seriously have no idea how excited I am!!!

Stamps: Sock Monkey, Heard from the heart
Ink: Stazon brown
Paper: naturals white, certainly celery, blush blossom, close to cocoa, retired SU! designer paper
Accessories: chunky glitter, big shot, CB embossing folder, grosgrain ribbon, crop-a-dial, eyelets

I'm trying to use some of the older papers and things I have...too much hoarding I've decided!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go wish Nikki a happy birthday! She has a rockin blog!!!

Hugs and happy stampin'


May god bless you today!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Whales and Mermaids!

Yeahhh I got to stamp again!!! How fun is this...and I even get to share it with you all...today!!! I'm sooo jazzed about having internet...you just don't even know!!!

So this card is actually for two challenges...the Mojo Monday 94 challenge and todays color challenge CC226 on SCS. This is actually one of my FAVORITE Stampin' Up! sets...I love the versitility and I love how cheery they are! This set is called "Pun Fun" and I think it's adorable! I'm not all the way pleased with this card though...but such is life, you win some you loose some! I think I would like to add some glitter or somehting to the water spout...i think that might add to the cuteness factor!
Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: tempting turquoise, naturals white, apricot appeal, creamy carmel, tempting turquoise designer series paper..
Accessories: linnen thread, craftors tool kit, rih regal brads, filigree brads, aqua painter, sponge
HMMMMM maybe it's the sponging that I don't like...kinda muddy looking!
Anyways...onto my Mermaid...
we went swimming with some friends that are staying at a hotel near by and one of their daughters, Leah, has a mono fin...like a mermaids! Emelia was in heaven when she said it...it was a fin and it was pink! Can you imagine a pink fin! Anyways she loved it sooo much she just kept swimming with it and singing, I'm a mermaid I'm a mermaid I'm a mermaid...doesn't she look adorable?

I absolutely love this picture of her from behind...sheer adorableness...is that even a word? LOL

Thanks for stopping by...again! LOL

Happy Stampin and may God bless you today and always!


Happy Birthday Allison!!!

Today is one of my fellow Little Paper Shop designers birthday!!! Happy Birthday to miss Allison...please go on over to her blog and wish her a Happy Day!!!So in ohonor of her birthday I thought I would post this super cute card! The paper is from Stampin' Up! And it's called Pink Flamingo...I love the bright summery colors and I thought it would be a perfect July card!

For the accent's I simply used a button (That I "Borrowed" from my daughters sunday School project! What kind of mom am I?) and some linnen thread...love that stuff! I also used some Stampin' Up! chunky glitter on the top of the cupcake...Love the way this looks! I think I might be addicted becauase I've made 3 cupcake cards this week and I have used the chunky glitter on all 3!!! Anywho, I also paper pieced her dress and the capcake wapper with matching paper...too cute if I do say so myself!

The coloring was done using my water color wonder crayons and a blender pen.

Stamps: Katie Cupcake by Little Paper Shop
Paper: temting turquoise, real red, naturals white, flamingo designer paper
Ink: Stazon black
Accessories: linnen thread, button, water color wonder crayons, blender pens, dimentionals

Let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'


P.S don't forget to go wish Allison a Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

TLC my first SCS challenge in months!!!

I actually got to play in todays TLC228 challenge on Splitcoaststampers!!!! I'm sooo super excited!


Stamps: Nursery Necessities by Stampin' Up!

Paper: Groovey guaga textured cardstock, whisper white, and groovey guava designer series paper

Ink: stamped off tangerine tango (I already sold my groovey guava!)

Accessories: big shot, top note die by SU!, white grosgrain ribbon
The card actually opens, all you have to do is untie the ribbon and the top note opens up! I love lvoe love it!!!

Now I'm off to mop the kitchen...that's what happens when I go play at the beach in the morning...house work in the afternoon! Pooo, at least hubby is taking us out to dinner tonight!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed day!

Little paper shop mondays

Hello my friends...it's time time of the week again! Monday...back to wok day...for me it's fun stamping day! I love the challenges that we do for little paper shop and this weeks sketch challenge is no exception...it is given to us by the FAB Allison Fillo and you can check out her Blog Here. It's a super fun sketch and there's even going to be a winner!

If you would like to play along please be sure to go to www.littlepapershop.blogspot.com and enter your name into the drawing for 2 free digi images!

Don't forget to use Key word LPSC23_Sketch Challenge as a key work when uploading to Splitcoaststampers or other web galleries!

And this is my card! I just love this set...I loved playing with it and figuring out what tp put int the jars! And I even enjoyed changing the color of my brads! They were blue and I added some chocolate chip craft ink and some clear embossing powder and then heat set for some instant chocolate chip brads! YEAHHH

Stamps: Sugar by Little Paper Shop
Paper: Tangerine Tango, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, whisper white and SU! retired DS paper
Ink: timber brown staz-on, tangerine tango, chocolate chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1/2 inch circle punch, word window ounch, brads, craft pad, clear embossing powder, aqua painter

I forgot the little something something in the left hand corner...so be sure to add yours!

Enjoy your day! I am off to the beach with pics to share later today!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

good morning everyone!!!

Tomorrow is Little Paper Shop Mondays and the day they announce the winner of this weeks challenge...have you played today? A free stamp set is up for grabs so go on over...you still have time! Donb't forget to use key word LPSC22 when uploading to any online gallery...but be sure to also leave a comment on the LPS Blog

Here is the sketch for you...it's a really fun one! I love the accents on the sides...too fun! Thanks Julia for the awesome sketch!

And here is my card! I altered it a but by leaving off some of the side accents, but I think it looks great this way...and I used up some of those star brads that I've had since I became a demo 5 years ago!!!! I know I will be celebrating 5 years as a demo here shortly! So look for some blog Candy soon to come!!!

Any who here is what I used for this fun card!

Stamps: Sugar and Make a Wish by Little Paper Shop
Paper: Ballet Blue, Whisper white, certainly celery, SAB designer series paper 09'
Ink: Staz on black, craft whisper white
Accessories: Coluzzle cutting system, crop-a-dial, star eyelets, big shot, CB embossing folder, SU! chunky glitter

This was actually a very fun card to make and I absolutely LOVE the new stamps from the Sugar set...so be on the lookout for another card using that set Monday...for the weekly LPS Monday posts!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions on this or any other project please feel free to ask away!

May God bless you today and always!


P.S. if you want to be entered for the chance to win the Katie Cupcake set be sure to make a card with this sketch ASAP and upload it with the code LPSC22 and then link that to www.littlepapershop.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Look...

What do you think? I love it! I love the colors and the whole look of it...I even made/sort of the blog banner...had to even download a font...I know you're impressed, but it's just part of my mad skills! LOL

Thank for stopping by! I hope you are all having a safe and Happy 4th of July...isn't freedom grand!

Happy Stampin' my friends!

Friday, July 3, 2009

We have internet! And Happy 4th!!!

Bella Loved the fire works, just not how loud they were! Andrew my sweet husband made a different face every time I took a picture! Gotta love him! This year is the year of my best fireworks pictures...I don't remember them ever turning out this nice...and I always try!

Here's one of the fam enjoying the fireworks...it's not that chilly, but the kids enjoy wearing a coat from time to time...and since they aren't normally up when the weather gets colder at night...and it really wasn't even that cold, but compared to 90 degree days it was a bit chilly!

And I just had to share this awesome picture...we were able to use the whole water park to ourselves today...well when I say to ourselves I mean us and about 1ooo other nice people from the instalation here...so it was nice to celebrate independence day at the park...we swam, went down slided and jumped off diving boards. Ate hot dogs and hamburgers, yummy cake, dancing, tug of war, volley ball and of course ended the night with fireworks...a good time was had by all...and I just love this pic of Emelia that I had to share with you all!

Enjoy your 4th of July! May you always remember that freedom is not free and always remember the sacrifice that was given for you!
May God bless our troops always! And may we bless God with our respect and love...Jesus sacrificed himself for us as well!

I am back in buisness and am soooo happy to have internet back! I have been without a continuos connection since we moved out of our house of the 5th of January...it's now July for pete's sake! I can't believe that I'm typing to you from the comforts of my own home...not a hotel lobby or library somewhere...for a while there I was using my awesome new laptop in my car with the wifi fromt he library...that way I could keep the kids contained...LOL
Stay Safe and Happy Stampin'

So here are some pics of our FAB 4th of July Celebration (we celebrated a bit early...cook out at the firestation tomorrow since hubby is working!)

Looking for some Maui- Wowies!!!!

The Digi Shack Maui-Wowie Team Call!

Call for DT member ends Midnight PDT Friday July 10, 2009

Call for Spotlight Designer ends Midnight PDT Thursday June 25, 2009

It’s already that time again to start looking for our newest design team members. We are looking for 5-6 fresh faces to join the Maui-Wowies and a guest designer for the month of July! Think you have what it takes? Please read the following information CAREFULLY!
Any applications not meeting each of the application requirements will not be considered for the position(s).
You will need to submit the following:
• A paragraph about yourself that showcases your personality and who you are and most importantly why you want to be a Maui-Wowie.
• A short statement or very short paragraph about why you love digi’s
• Tell us how you plan to promote TDS
• A link to your blog and or online gallery
• 3 original cards showcasing your VERY BEST work
• 1 original scrapbook layout (Either 8x8, 8 ½ x 11 or 12x12 only) with photos.
• 1 original 3D item you’ve created or altered using images, papers, etc.
• List any current or past DT positions held
• List any message boards you are an ACTIVE user on and your username
Each photo submitted MUST be 640x480 in size. We require one photo of each of the items being submitted (6 photos total). You must be able to take clear photos. With that being said, you must have a digital camera. NO SCANNED artwork please. In order to fully appreciate and promote digi images you have to have some experience with them. Not saying you have to be a digi-holic or digi-guru but it is helpful if you have worked with them in the past. To be considered you must have a blog to promote The Digi Shack or be very active in an online community and have a photo gallery that is updated regularly.What is expected of our DT members?
As a Maui-Wowie you must:
• update your blog regularly. A minimum of once a week. More is always better.
• supply at LEAST 5 samples of items created each month. One of which MUST be a scrapbook layout with photos.
• be willing to submit your creations to TDS on a set day each month in a specific format.
• Be willing to promote TDS through online blogs, galleries and forums
• Be able to work well under pressure and supply us with samples sometimes on short notice.
• participate on our DT blog by posting your ideas, creations, suggestions and so forth• be required to participate in each weeks challenge (sketch and color)
• agree to a all of the above requirements for a term of 3 months.
• Be willing to give at least 2 weeks’ notice if you can no longer fulfill your obligation as a DT member. Although you will not be paid monetarily you are still receiving payment in the form of free images thus your term should be treated like any other job
• have a sense of humor.
• Be able to follow instructions! This is CRUCIAL to being part of the DT!
As a Maui-Wowie, you will not be compensated monetarily but you will be compensated with free images. We let you choose your images because we know that you can only be so creative with images you don’t necessarily like. Instead we want you to LOVE the images you use to create your samples with so we let you pick your images. We do release images monthly so the new monthly images will be sent to you to use without you having to request them and of those new image we do like you to use them for our release events.You will have access to our DT blog.You will receive a blinkie for your blog to show off your DT status!You will have the opportunity to be asked back as a SR. DT member based on your term as a DT member and having met all of the requirements while on the DT.
Email all of the above requirements to thecoconutshack@gmail.com with DT CALL in the subject line and SPOTLIGHT DESINGER in the subject line if you are applying for the July position.This term for the DT call is for 3 months, from July 15, 2009 to September 14, 2009 The guest designer position is from July 1st to July 31st
So hurry, the images are awesome and you won't regret your term!
Hugs and happy Stampin'