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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hubby is in the hospital...

Hello my friends,

Just wanted to update you on my everyday life! It's been crazy here with the kids starting school and getting sick from that. David has swim lessons at school and he got an ear infection and then he got a cold and passed it on to the girls who got fevers with it!

Friday and Saturday hubby started complaining of a pain on his side and thought he might have gotten a hernia from lifting things at work (he's a fire fighter) and went for some bloodwork and testing and they found out it was appendicitis (this was yesterday morning) and then last night he went back and had the appendix removed. He has to be in the hospital for a few days and then he will be home for a couple of weeks...so please keep us in your thoughts and prayers! For a speedy recovery and my sanity during this time!

I am sooo blessed to have such wonderful caring friends like you and I appreciate you all very much!

I'll be back tomorrow with another great LPS sneak peak...realease day is on the 3rd! If you haven't stopped by the LPS blog be sure to do so...let us know what your favorite Christmas carol is and be entered to win the set I previewd on monday...plus play along in the sketch challenge and be entered for another chance to win!

Hugs and blessings to you all!


Monday, September 28, 2009

LPS Monday Sneak Peek! {9-28-09}

Hello all, my card today is for Little Paper Shop Mondays but we are also previewing a super srcumptious set that will be released on October 3rd...world card making day...you don't want to miss it! I also have a very special somehting for World card making day! Stay tunned!

For this card we were to use a yummy sketch LPSC35. I rotated my sketch, but I love it either way...might have to make another one real soon! (without rotating!) The name of this super cute super scrumptious set is {Katie Caroler} by Little Paper Shop I know you love and want and need her! Isn't she just the cutest! I first stamped the fence on my very vanilla cardstock and then again on white copy paper, cut oput the one on copy paper and placed it on top of the origional and then stamped my little Katie, this way she looks like she's standing behind the fence...cute huh! And Silent night is one of my FAV song for Christmas...so I just had to go with it! Plus I love love the clear stamps because you can curve your sentiments to make them fit...life isn't just a straight line there are always curves and hills to get over or go around!
This card is colored with a combo of copics, watercolor pencils and refills and blender pens! Adding glitter to the whole thing really makes is shine...hahahaha but it looks super cute too! I also love the touch of black and white that the gingham ribbon adds!

Do you want to win {Katie Caroler}?! If so, there are two ways to do it...one by simply leaving a comment and you will be entered for a random chance to win...and #2 is to make a card using this sketch...you have one week, and then a winner will be selected at random as well! Trust me you *WANT *NEED*HAVE TO HAVE* this set!

If you are uploading to SCS or any other on-line gallery please be sure to use keyword LPSC35 so we can all see your creations! Now head on over to the LPS Blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with!


Stamps: {Katie Caroler} by Little Paper Shop available 3 October 09

Ink: Stazon black, kiwi kiss, real red

Paper: real red designer series paper, kiwi kiss, real red, very vanilla

Accessories: scallop border punch, gingham ribbon, nesties lables3 punch, dazzling diamonds glitter, small and large oval punches, Key tag punch, pretties kit, coluzzle

Thank you soooo much for stopping by!

I hope you have a blessed day!


P.S. I had a FAB Birthday yesterday and so far 30 isn't so bad!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Inspired Whimsie

Todays inspiration for SCS IC challenge 199 was this awesome website called The Pajama Squid you can find the IC challenge here IC199 . I also used the sketch challenge over at Whimsie Doodle Stamps Sketch challenge.
Here is my card! I used a Whimsie Doodle digi stamp set called {Have a Seat} It is super cute and extremely versatile! I am in LOVE with it!!! The sketch was super cun too! I printed the chair on very vanilla cardstock and then again on a piece of patterned paper so that I could paper piece it...BTW I totally need a new ink cartridge! Lovin the sentiment on the DP too! Added some bling and called it a day! I love that HUGE giant prima flower...cute huh! Cut my circle using the coluzzle...faithful olf friend!
I was inspired by the colors in this super cute penguine pillow...isn't it adorable!


Stamps: {Have a Seat} by Whimsie Doodle digital images

Ink: none...gasp I know!!!

Paper: basic black, very vanilla, retired DP

Accessories: prima flowers, pretties kit, grosgrain ribbon, nesties lables3, key tag punch, blue gems, water color pencils, blender pens

Thanks for stopping by! AGAIN! LOL I appreciate your comments!

Hugs and Happy Stampin'


Whimsey S.O.S Sketch distressed!

Hello all,

I'm here with a super cute , super fun, challenge loaded card! This one is for 4 different challenges...all fun in their own right! For a third time this week is Whimsey Doodles challenge to use buttons...I'm running out of buttons people! Might have to snag more from the kids! LOL

The sketch is from Beate's awesome blog Fresh and Fun and it's her 99th sketch! I love Beate's sketches and this one is no exception...it's a fun sized card measureing 2.75 x 5.5 I love longish type cards!

The S.O.S. comes from yesterdays Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS...
S- sanding
O- out of the box (or circle in this case) technique
S- snow, swirls, snowman

And last but certainly NOT least is the challenge over at Taylored expressions to use distressing on your project...I choose to emboss the top panel with the swirl cuttlebug folder and then distress it by sanding it for a more snowy feel! So my project doesn't have a kitchen theme persay, but the swirl distressed paper reminds me of cinammon....my FAVORITE spice in my kitchen...I hope this works!

Here is my card! I am in LOVE with this digi image from Little Paper Shop her name is {Katie Igloo}
and she is absolutely FAB!!! So many possibilities with her! I love her hat! I decided to use some embroidery floss to add to a brad so it looked like a pom pom on top of her head and then I also added some little bitty pieces at the end of her scarf for a little more dimention. The scalloped punch is a marvy and to cut the circle I used the coluzzle cutting system and left katie uncut and then trimmed around her with my scissors! Colored her with water color pencils and then a blender pen to smooth it all out!

I think the buttons add a great touch and I also used them to cover up a small tear in my paper...hhahaa I lvoe using embelishments as coverups!

I opted to leave off the sentiment because the pretty shinny paper with all the words was sentiment enough...What do you thinkg?

And here is a little close up of the hat and scarft! Isn't it fab! on a side note, I used a cuttlebug embossing folder but was too lazy to get the maching out because I have a bunch of things on top of it and so I used my rolling pin praying that it would work! And it did!!! I was soooo excited!
Anywho, thank you soooo much for stopping by! Have a blessed weekend!
Happy Stampin'

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sweet La La Whimsey

The challenges from yesterday were so much fun that I decided to make another card...this time with a sketch from Sweet'N'Sassy stamps at their challenge blog The Sweet Stop! with a twist...so use red, black and cream! I used buttons as asked for by Whimsey Stamps and I did some more paper piecing (I think that's one of my FAV techniques of all time!) check out La La Land Crafts...lots of fun challenges there!
Fun challenges ladies...I might have to play again before the weekend is over...with Sunday being my 30th Birthday and all I might get lucky and win something! LOL

For the main image on this card I went a la Cindy Haffner and embossed the whole image with the swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder so it looks like snow is falling on her...pretty neat huh! I love how Cindy does this...I hope she doesn't mind me coping her!
Stamps: Sherri in the Snow By Rubber Romance
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: retired DS paper, whisper white, basic black, creamy carmel
Accessories: buttons, embossing folder, gingham ribbon, sponge, nesties lables 3
Thank you sooo much for stopping by and for all the well wished from yesterday! I feel much better...amazing what a good nights rest will do for you! LOL
Have a blessed day, may you be the light in someones dark day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Romance, Sketches and challenges

I have a happy little card for you today!

It uses a Rubber Romance stamp called Girlfriends on a Bench and I also used the sketch from the Rubber Romance blog. I also used the challenge over at Whimsey Stamps to use buttons on my project and to paper piece from La La Land Crafts.

Sorry this is short and sweet, but I have a killer headache! Hopefully it will go away soon!

I hope you like my card! I certainly enjoyed making it!


Stamps: Girlfriends on a Bench by Rubber Romance, sentiment from Rubber Romance, tree from Stampin' Up!'s Lovely as a Tree

Ink: Stazon brown, Baja Breeze

Paper: Baja Breeze, chocolate chip, SU! retired designer paper, very vanilla

Accessories: button, embroidery thread, water color pencils, blender pen, word window punch, small oval punch

Thanks again for stopping by! Many blessings!


Monday, September 21, 2009

LPS Monday {9-21-09} Colorful sketch!

So today is Monday and that means that it's LPS Monday...it also means that I am one week (7 DAYS!!!) away from turning 30! Yikes! I don't know how I feel about this yet, but I hope it will go smoothly, I keep teeling myself it's just a number, no big deal...we'll see how I feel the morning after! LOL

For todays card we have a FAB and wonderfully hard color challenge, I know you can do it though! When uploading to an online gallery don't forget to use keyword: LSC34 with your card so we can find it easier...also please link your challenge cards to the LPS blog so you can be entered for a fun FREE prize!

So here is my card! I used the new {Boo} set that was just released over at Little Paper Shop this past week and a fun layout from the Sheetloads September Newsletter. I think it turned out super cute and I just love those little candy corns...I think the rose red has too much of a presence, but alas, such is life!


Stamps: {Boo} by Little Paper Shop

Ink: Stazon black

Paper: Naturals white, rose red designer series paper, summer sun, pumpkin pie

Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please don't forget to stop by the Little Paper Shop Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with!

Happy Stampin'


Have a blessed day!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Whimsie Doodle Flourished


Hello my friends...I'm going wild and crazy and making 2 cards today! I know, look out, it might snow tonight! LOL Just kidding....unless you live in a very cold climat that is! LOL

This card is for my friend Nikki's Challenge...we were to sign up for the Whimsie Doodle newsletter and then we got a FREE digi image, with that we were to make a card and then post it on Nikki's Blog and be entered for some FREE images...yeahhhh gotta love free!

So I signed up and this is what I did with the image! I hope you like it! I used the 2 Sketches 4 you challenge once again! It's a very simple card, I hope you like it!
Stamps: Digi Image from Whimsie Doodle, warmest regards from SU!
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: real red, whisper white, bashful blue, hostess pack designer paper
Accessories: Real red Stripped ribbon

And I just had to share this super awesome picture!

Isn't it wild! My son found this baby praying mantis in our front yard this afternoon! It is soooo cute! We released him after the photo op! LOL I hope you have enjoyed my double posting today!

Have a blessed day!


Flourished Doodlebug

Hello my lovely internet friends! I have a super quick card for you! I used the new sketch on the Flourishes Newsletter and a stamp set by Doodlebug Design inc. called Doodlebug birthday. My very very good friend Nikki from Smells Like Homemade sent me this awesome set last week and I was itching to use it!!!

It's a very simple card and I really like how it turned out! I love the colors...perfect for a guys card! And I the layout is simple wonderful...great for any occasion...I will probably make another card with this layout...lovin it!

Now I have to hurry cuz I have to go to dinner with some friends...I know it's not even 9am east coast but for us it's already almost 4pm! YIKES!!! I have to get a move on!

Stamps: Doodlebug Birthday by Doodlebug Design inc.
Paper: Kraft, whisper white, Baja Breeze, retired designer paper
Ink: Baja Breeze, stazon black
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, black marker

Thank you sooo much for visiting! Have a great day and I will be back soon with another card!



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

LPS DT Challenge

Hello my friends! Today marks the middle of the month and each 15th we have a Design Team Challenge over at Litte Paper Shop Blog...and today is also release day! So you can buy the 2 yummy sets {Jena Witch} and {Boo} that were previewd on Sunday and Monday! As if that wasn't good enough, LPS is offering 10% off the 2 new releases!!! I know pretty sweeet huh!!! Head on over to the Little Paper Shop and save today!!

Now for the DT challenge, we were to make something 3-D. I decided to make a cute little bag! I found the Turorial over at Mels blog...she is just incredible! But I didn't bookmark it and I can't find it right this second...plus we're in a hurry to go to the beach this morning...sorry my friends! But I will be back with the link soon! Sorry Mel...love you girl!

This is my little bag...isn't it cute? I used the new {BOO} set and I stamped the candy corns all over and colored them with tangerine tango and then with a spica gelly roll pen. Used some xraps for the designer paper and the a rectangle nesties for my center piece. I stamped the pumpkin 3 times, one in green for the vines, then in orange to color and then in orange again for dimention...love pop dots! I am excited to fill it with goodies and give it to some one...like I said I've been on a 3-D kick lately!

Stamps: Boo by Little Paper Shop
Ink: Garden green, tangerine tango
Paper: SU! desingner paper, tamgerine tango, whisper white
Accessories: Brads, rectangle nestabilities, grosgrain ribbon

That's all I have for ya! I hope you like it and please head on over to the LPS blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for this challenge...trust me you won't be disapointed!!!

Have a great day and I will come back later with an update to Mel's blog...and if you find it before me...please leave me a link! hehehe

Happy Stampin!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Boo Sneak peak...LPS style

Hello my friemds! Today is day two of Little Paper Shops sneak peak before the release tomorrow!!! Today's set is called {Boo} but before I post the awesome sample, I have something else to show you! It's a new blinky for the Little Paper Shop. I know you wanna display her on your blog!!!
See I told you soo!!! Isn't she just the cutest! Okay all you have to do is right click on the image and save as...then add it to the side bar on your blog! Sooooooo Cute!!! Okay, now for project!
OKay so we also have a challenge for you on the LPS blog make a halloween card...yup that's it, make a halloween card, link it back to the LPS blog and be entered to win the Boo set.
Here is my cardish! It's actually a little bag, but it has a card like state! LOL This was pretty simple to make, I used a nestabilities rectangle and scallop, stamped the kitty and boo and adhered it to the base...added the happy halloween on the tangerine tango and then stamped the spiders and webs on the designer paper background...I think it's super cute and I can't wait to give it to someone as a treat!

Just a little close up...I love the font of the sentiment!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and please don't forget, you have 2 chances to win this set...1) just head on over to the LPS Blog and leave a comment and 2) make a halloween card and link it to the LPS blog and you will get entered for another chance to win!!!


Stamps: Boo by little paper shop available tomorrow!

Inkl: stazon brown, craft chocolate chip, tangerine tango,

Paper: retired designer paper, chocolate chip, whister white, tangerine tango

accessories: cropadial, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, rectangle nestabilities

Happy Stampin' My friends!!!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Betwixed by Jena...

Today is Little Paper Shop sneak peak of Jena Witch stamp set that will be released on Tuesday...but the DT has some pretty amazing samples for you!!! She is just the cutest and I had soooo much fun playing with her and coloring her in!
Here is my card...it's pretty simple really, but adorable non the less, and a lot of cutting with my exacto knife!!! LOL I fisrt stamped Jena with stazon black ink and the used my colluzzle cutting system and cut around her as much as possible, then I took my exacto knife and went to work. I also paper pieced her dress from a cool leave print paper...super old pack that I can't even remember where it came from! LOL

The paper I used was naturals while and a little more sturdy than whisper white, once I cut her out I colored her in with watercolor pencils and then used a blender pen to blend it all together...added the faux stitching and called it a day!

On the inside I used some cloudy paper, pumched a 1 3/8 inch circle punch and sponged using summer sun, creamy carmel and pumpkin pie...it's supposed to be the moon behind her...I hope it turne dout okay! Added some ribbon, stamped a sentiment and called it a day!

Thanks so much for looking and please go by the Little Paper Shop blog to check out the rest of the LPS design teams creations!!! And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a FREE Jena witch stamp set of your very own!!


Stamps: Jena witch by Little Paper Shop (available this Tuesday)

Ink: Stazon black, creamy carmel, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie

Paper: naturals white, designer paper from a mat stack

Accessories: chocolate chip twill ribbon, watercolor pencils, blender pens

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin'


Friday, September 11, 2009

Sorry I've been so quiet this week...

but we've been getting ready for my in-laws to come for a visit and then I had some work I needed to get done for this weeknds Little Paper Shop release, so I haven't had much time to post anything! But to wet your appetite just a tad, I decided to share something with you that I have made a while back...it's a shadow box frame that went along with the 150 birth announcements I made!
That little baby is just too cute and made working on this project that much more fun! The card with the small picture is the actual birth announcement and then I added the large picture and an inside to the birth announcements for easy reference...I just adore how it turned out!!! Stamps are by Just Rite Stampers and this is the "Brayton" font, the little star image is by Stampin' Up! from the nursery necessities stamp set.

This one is a little close up of the bottom, I think the little brad with the feet print is just too cute! Love love love it!!!

This is a closeup of all the cool buttons, aren't they pretty awesome? I love them and they are acutally brads...pretty neat huh!

Thank you sooo much for stopping by! I will be updating the supplies list soon...as soon as the in-laws are gone, which unfortunately will be too soon!

Have a blessed day!


"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

CC and CPC challenges coming at ya!!!

So today I wanted to make a card and I wanted it to be cool...LOL don't we want all our cards to be cool?

Anywho I got this awesome little stamp set from my friend Nikki and I just had to use it this week...so I played along intodays color challenge 235 on Splitcoaststampers and also with the Tuesday sketch challenge on Christian Paper Craft website...both fun to play with...well all except that hidious eggplant color! LOL

This was a super quick card as it's already 11:20 here and I need to get to bed! LOL so for the UR I used a Just Right Stampers font called Brayton and stamped it off twice to achieve a much lighter color of this ink...did I mention I don't care for this color? The sentiment from the "This is the Day" set from Technique Tuesday. I might just have to make another card using this layout!


Stamps: This is the day by technique tuesday, Brayton font by Just right stampers

Ink: Stazon black, elegant eggplant

Paper: old olive, basic black, whisper white, Urban oasis SU! designer series paper

Accessories: dimentionals, rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dimentional CAS31

Today's Clean and Simple31 (CAS) challenge on SCS is to make a card using dimentionals....so I did! LOL

I really enjoy the CAS challenge...I LOVE one layer cards and always try to use them for the CAS challenge, because really, how much more clean and simple can it get?

For my card today I used some Rubber Romance Stamps...the main image is called Paige with Present and I think she is just stunning! You can purchase page here at the RRS Etsy Shop .

For my card I simply cut a pice of 8.5x11 piece of cardstock in half to 4.25x11 and then folding it in half. I then stamped Paige in stazon black and water colored using a blemder pen and ink pads.

Tie a ribbon and a charm(found these are A.C. Moore in the jewlry section!) and popped up the sentiment...also from rubber romance!

Paiges skirt is paper pieced using Bella rose designer series paper...used both sides, one for the top of the skirt and then flipped it and used the other side for the under ruffle!

Stamps: Paise with present and sentiment both from Rubber Romance
Ink: Stazon Black, Ridding Hood red, pink pirouette, chocolate chip
Paper: Naturals white, Bella Rose Designer Paper by SU!
Accessories: 1 3/8 circ;e punch, key tag punch, blender pens, pink ribbon, charm, dimentionals

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!

happy Stampin'


"For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God." Romans 3:23

LPSC32...LPS Mondays!

Good morning everyone!!! It's Monday...and that means it's Little Paper Shop Monday!!! For this week's challenge we were issued a sketch challenge...a fun one too!!! Don't forget to come play along at the LPS Blog...the winner gets their choice of 2 FREE digi images!!!

This is my card! I used the set {Beauty of Nature} I adore this set!!! It is just amazing!!! The sentiments are perfect and those little birds are just too sweet!!!

Here is the sketch for you...don't forget to use LPSC32 when uploading to your favorite forum...and don't forget about the NEW LPS Forum...you can see all the challenges there too!
For my card I used the marvy scallop circle and punched that with Baja Breeze...love that color! I then stamped the bird on whisper white using stazon black and then colored him in using an aqua painter and some reinkers....to finih him off I used a summer sun marker and my spritzer tool and added some speckles, and stitching with a fine black marker.
For the sun I punched out a 1.25 inch circle and sponged it with summer sun and more mustard. Added some bling, adhered it all together added a sentiment and called it a day! What do you think?

Thank you sooo much for stopping by!!!
Ink: Stazon black, Baja breeze reinkers
Paper: basic Black, whisper white, Urban Oasis designer paper
Accessories: black micro pen, spritzer tool, markers, rhinestones, scallop punch, 1.25 circle punch, sponge
Don't forget to play along at the Little Paper Shop Blog!!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

Thursday, September 3, 2009

SCS Limited Supplies Challenge236...scraplings!

Todays limited supplies challenge 236 is hosted by non other than Moi!!! Me, myself and I! LOL And we are going to make a fun little Scrapling...what is a scrapling you might wonder? It's the little piece that is laft over when you are making a 4x4 card...it's about 4x1.5...pretty darn cute if you as me! My friend Nikki came up with a sample too, it's on her Blog here! Need more samples?
Check out the May issue of Sheet loads...they have a whole issue full of scraplings!!!
Now my card uses There She Goes Stamps which is a HUGE coincidence as the Sheetloads sponsor for that month was also There She Goes...I promise it was coincidence!!!
Paper: Riding hood red, kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, whisper white, designer paper retired SU!
Ink: Stazon timber brown
Accessories: scallop border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, linnen thread, button, magnet
although I think my little card is super cute and would make a great little note or tag for a friend, I decided to make it into a super cute book mark! Simply added a magnet to the inside and voila!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Please play along in todays challenge with us!!!
Happy Stampin'
"For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not parish but have eternal life!" John 3:16