Wednesday, July 29, 2009

SNSS Walk On The Wild Side Blog Hop

Welcome to The Walk On The Wild Side Blog Hop! If you came here from Nancy's blog , then you're on the right track. If not, then you will definitely want to start at the beginning with Korin's blog, because you won't want to miss even one of the inspirational samples the DT has created for you.
For my card today, I chose to use this adorable giraffe in the Baby Blessings stamp set from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps. The poem/sentiment (which I dearly love) is included in the Baby Blessings set, along with 12 other sentiments/scriptures and a cute little hippo image. What a deal!! Be sure to stop by the Sweet -n Sassy website, and add this very versatile set to your collection. The Christmas in July Sale is still going, with special savings on Christmas themed stamps, along with free digis for qualified purchases.
My niece is due to have a baby in a few weeks, so I think I'll save this card for her baby shower. Hopefully I will get the baby blanket that I'm crocheting finished before that little one arrives! If the old saying is true that time flies when you're having fun, then I must be having the time of my life, because I can't for the life of me figure out where the days go!
Thanks for hopping by today! I hope you are having a blessed day. Your next stop will be at the ever so talented Connie Babbert's blog. I bet she's got a wonderfully wild creation to share with you too! Happy Hopping!!
Love Ya!

Supply List
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, More Mustard, K&Co. DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Various SU inks for watercoloring
Stamps: Sweet -n Sassy Stamps Baby Blessings
Accessories: Dew Drops, Sizzix Lots of Tags Die, Wide Oval Punch, Linen Thread, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Close to Cocoa Marker

Sweet Stop Challenge #14

Hello and good day to you! I made this card yesterday, and what a perfect day it was for it! Just after lunch time, it started thundering in the distance, and we had a beautiful slow and steady rain for about 4 hours. The cloudy skies made the house so dark, the pitter patter of the rain on the windows was so soothing, and I found my eyes getting oh, so heavy. Before I knew it, I was sleeping soundly on the couch. The next think I heard, three hours later was grandpa saying it was almost 3:30 p.m. I awoke feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready for some stamping, and this was the result. Yes, I would say that we were showered with blessings, and how perfect is this digital stamp illustrated by Courtney Fowler titled very appropriately Showers of Blessings. This is such a sweet image, and the scripture that accompanies it is truly inspirational. It's one of my new favorites, and can be purchased at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps!
The sketch for this card comes from this weeks Sweet Stop Challenge #14, and I combined it with the SCS Color Challenge this week, which was to use, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink, and Neutrals of your choice. The DP is some more of that wonderful DCWV Garden Party Paper. The photo doesn't nearly do it justice, because almost every flower on that paper is embossed with glitter. It's just gorgeous!! I used my Martha Stewart lattice edge punch and added some pink primas with a rinestone for the center, which goes well with the sparkle in the DP.
I pray that our good and gracious Lord showers you with many blessings today. It's been my experience that if we slow down and take time to look, and listen for them, we will find them in abundance. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!! Have a glorious day, my stamping friends!
I Love Ya!
Paper: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, DCWV Garden Party DP Pad
Ink: Various SU Inks for watercoloring
Stamps: Showers of Blessings Digital Stamp from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lattice Border Punch, Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon, Scalloped Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Primas, Rinestones, White Gel Pen, Aquapainter, Blender Pen

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One In A Melon

Good morning!! I certainly hope is a beautiful day where you are. It's looking pretty promising here!! Well, I didn't get these photos uploaded in the order I'd planned, and it's too late to go back and change it now, so you get to see the close up first. This card came to life for the weekly Peachy Keen Challenge. This week our challenge is to use faces on our project or card. I just got the adorable "Faceless Fruit" set from Kathy, along with a set of Assorted Basic Paper Doll Faces. Oh my goodness!! The possibilities with these sets are endless!! It just makes one's head spin!! :-) Be sure to check the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog for all the amazing samples from Viv, Diane, Sonia, and Kathy. They will WOW you with their talent!!
The sentiment for this card is computer generated. I was struggling a bit with this challenge, trying to decide between doing a paper doll, and using the fruit stamps, which I was anxious to do, and then the idea for this card came to me in my sleep. I'm always surprised at how often that happens, but it probably explains why sleep eludes me so much of the time. In this case it was a good thing.
I used my scalloped square punch to make the ragged border, and added lots of accent dots with the white gel pen. I hope you like my take on this challenge, and please be sure to make a stop on Peachy Keen's Challenge Blog to play along. Here's a note from Kathy about why you might want to join us this week:
PLEASE pass the word around about this challenge.. here's the reason why.. for every entry over 20 we will add another $1.00 to a $20.00 gift certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps!.. That means that if we get 37 entries, the prize will be a $37.00 gift certificate.. if we get 100 entries, the prize will be $100.00 gift certificate! What if we get 500? WELL... then I guess we will be handing over a $500.00 gift certificate! FOR REAL.. please tell your friends! Anyone can play and I know we have sold A TON of faces - many of you have them already! The winner will be DRAWN for this challenge next Monday night! Good luck to all who enter!! :) Please note there is only one entry per person.Have a wonderful week!!Sincerely,KathyJ

Now, wouldn't you like to be the winner of THAT gift certificate? Come on! It's easy to add your submission with Mr. Linky, and we'd love to see your take on this challenge! For the layout on this card, I used the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge. There are so many challenges out there that we should never be at a loss for where to begin! I love to play along with this one whenever I have the chance.

Thanks for sharing part of your day with me! I'm always thrilled to have you join me! May you have a blessed and glorious day.

Love Ya!

Supply List

Paper: Melon Mambo, Green Galore, K& Co. DP, Canson Watercolor Paper, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Melon Mambo, Various SU in for watercoloring, computer generated sentiment

Stamps: Peachy Keen's Faceless Fruit, and Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment

Accessories: Melon Mambo dotted ribbon, Dew Drops, Scalloped Square Punch, White Gel Pen, Prima Flowers, Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hello friends! It's pretty late in the day, in fact... the day is almost over, but I wanted to get this post in. This is my first 6x6 recipe submission for the Recipe Challenge Blog. Christmas in July was our theme for the week, and I felt compelled to share this recipe for Fudge Buttons. These yummy little treats are a favorite of the family at Christmas time (or any time for that matter), and they are without a doubt the easiest candy I've EVER made. I love that I can whip a batch up with ingredients that are almost always readily available in my kitchen. Yum, yum, yummy!!
The Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad that I had on hand worked perfectly with the chocolate chip card stock. You can find a variety of other Basic Grey 6x6 paper pads at the Scrapbook Store At Your Door, along with coordinating buttons and glazed brads. Beeeeaaaaauuuuutiful!!!!! I chose to distress the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo(also available at the Scrapbook Store At Your Door). If you haven't tried this ink, you SHOULD!! It is a must have for anyone who loves that shabby/primitave look.
The evergreen bough was created with a Martha Stewart punch, and I topped off this page with some Latte Buttons, and ribbon from Stampin' Up!. Please hop on over to The Recipe Challenge Blog, and check out the great pages submitted by the rest of the talented Design Team. It would be great if you could play along, share your favorite Christmas recipe, and become a follower of this new blog. Fun, food and fabulous friends! What could be better??? :-)
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Is the summer flying by, or is it just me? Thank you for stopping by today. Tomorrow is Peachy Keen Challenge day, and I have a cool slice of summer to share with you!! May God bless and keep you today and always!

Love Ya!

Friday, July 24, 2009

What Ya Got Cookin'????

Hi Y'all! (Do I sound like Paula Deen?) Happy Friday to you, and here's what I've got cookin'. I am thrilled to be able to announce to you today that I have been chosen as a design team member for the Recipe Card Challenge Blog. I'm tellin' ya, that this sounds like so much fun!! Each week we are given a challenge for a recipe card or page to share on the blog. My Jefferson City Sassy Stampers group does a 6x6 recipe page each month. We have really enjoyed sharing some of our favorite recipes and putting together the pages for our completed books, and we've already decided that we want to continue this next year. I know I'm going to find lots of inspiration by being a part of this wonderful team, and that the challenges will be oodles of fun. I'm super excited because I will share the honor of being on this team with my good friend/fellow stamper Lauri Ingram. She is so sweet and talented. I always find the best ideas on her blog, and can't wait to work with her creating and sharing all kinds of special recipes and projects. We'll be cookin' up lots of inspiration for YOU every week!!
Please hop on over, check out this new blog, and join the challenge! We'd all like to see what YOU have cookin'!!!

Thanks for stopping in today. I will have a card to share with you for the Sweet Stop Challenge tomorrow, so I'll see you then! Have a glorious day, and Happy Stamping!!

Love Ya!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You Are My Sunshine

Good morning to ya! Well it's Wednesday, and the week is almost half over! Where does the time go? I've got a busy day ahead, but I wanted to make a quick post before I leave for the day.

I made this card with Peachy Keen's You Are My Sunshine stamp. It's a beautiful sunshiny day here today, and a very fitting card for this glorious day. The sketch comes from Jen DelMuro's I Heart Sketches challenge. Sketches help me so much, because for me, coloring is the easy part. Putting everything together in the right place is where I struggle. This was a challenging and fun sketch, and I would encourage you to play along whenever you have the chance. That's what it's all about, afterall. Having fun, and learning! I pray I never stop learning!!!
Thanks for stopping by today. As always, I'm thrilled you did, and please come back again soon! Have a glorious day filled with sunshine, and things you love!!
Love Ya!
Supply List
Paper: PTI White, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Barely Banana
Ink: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Black Stazon
Stamps: Peachy Keen You Are My Sunshine, Paper Doll Face Assortment
Accessories: Corduroy button, dew drop, Barely Banana brads, Sunny Day charms

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Snowy Joy

Happy Tuesday morning!! I've got a little more Christmas in July going on today. I'm not one who gets really excited about Christmas this time of year, but I have to admit that when I saw these little Tubing Snowmen from Peachy Keen Stamps, I was pretty excited! Isn't that the cutest little smiling face? I just want to pinch those cheeks!!!! I had this image colored up, and I really wanted to use this little guy for the Peachy Keen Challenge #5, so I changed the sketch up a little. Be sure to hop over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog and add your name and card to the list of projects. There's free stamps and goodies at stake!! Get on over there...I can't wait to see what you do!!This was a chance to use up some of my retired SU paper from last year. I was so sad to see it go, becaues I LOVED the patterns, and the use of the Certainly Celery green, instead of the more traditional darker greens. The snowflakes are my large snowflake Sizzix die, and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch. For the sentiment, I chose to use another die, the Peace, Love, & Joy, and I simply cut the words apart. I added a good dousing of glitter to the edges of the snowflakes, and finished them off with a celery colored rinestone.
Here's a closer look, and show the sparkle a little better. I have to share with you that my stamp club met last night, and I had taken all my cards for the girls to look at. I sat them all out on a table, and they were so pretty all there together. Well, there was another stamp club meeting in the next room, and I looked up at one time and our room was full of people I didn't know looking at the card display. There were about 20 stampers introduced to some new stamp lines, so I'm hoping that will spark their interest and that they'll be doing some internet shopping very soon!!
Thanks for stopping by today! I pray you will have a blessed and glorious day! Happy Stamping!!
Love Ya!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sweet Stop Challenge #13

Good morning, and welcome to Sweet -n Sassy's Sweet Stop Challenge. You really should check out the sketch and play along. There are free digis at stake! I received this stamp set from Korin this week, and I was so excited to use it that I let the fact that this week was a sketch with a spin go right out the window. The spin was to do a Christmas card. Oh well! I'll have another one finished with a spin for reveal by Wednesday morning when our Jr. DT submissions will be posted. Like I need another excuse to make a card with these wonderful stamps.
This little hippo was just screaming to be paper pieced, so that's the direction I took him. Isn't he a cutie. I combined this sketch with the CC227 on Splitcoaststampers, which was to use black, white, banana, and lavender. I hope you enjoy my take on these challenges today! I so appreciate you taking the time to spend a little of your day here. I'm doing lots of stamping today, and some grocery shopping. Also celebrating the birthday of my oldest! As I said in a previous post...I can't believe my baby boy is 25 years old today!!!! Happy birthday, Tyler! I Love you forever!!!! ~Mom
And I love you... My stamping friends, too! Have a happy day!
Love Ya!
Supply List
Paper: Lavendar Lace, Canson Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Barely Banana, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Lavendar Lace, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White Craft Ink
Stamps: Baby Blessings from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps
Accessories: Yellow grosgrain ribbon, Lavender Rinestones, Scalloped Edge Punch, Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Fine Tip Markers, White Gel Pen

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bailey's Surprise

Good Friday morning, friends!! Well, this is my niece Bailey's surprise that I mentioned to you in an earlier post. Bailey is 13, and loves horses. Last year, she started competing in horse shows. She does trail rides, barrel racing, and several other things that I don't understand, not being a "horse" person myself. I do enjoy the beauty of these animals, especially when they are on THEIR side of the fence/gate. What I do know, is that we went to a rodeo last weekend to watch Bailey ride, and we did have a good time. However, we sat for 3 hours to watch her ride a total of 17.6 seconds. That was her time for the race, which was competetive with riders who've been barrel racing for many years, and she was the youngest in the competetion. Many have assured us that she will be AWESOME in a few years. I think she's pretty awesome now! Let me tell ya, though, that you haven't lived until you've seen a group of local yocals rope, saddle and ride a wild cow!! Anyway, back to the surprise! My BIL, Jim went out to feed the horse while Bailey was away at camp, and my sister said that he came in with this bewildered look on his face, insisting that she come look to make sure he wasn't seeing things. My sister and the family had no idea that Honey was expecting a colt, or that she'd even been exposed for that matter. There was some mention that Honey had put on some weight over the winter, but it just wasn't that evident. It was decided that while Honey had spent some time at a local trainers last Fall that she must have gotten a little more than training, because she was the only horse on the place until a couple of months ago!!! When they called Bailey to tell her, she didn't believe them at all, and I don't think she really did until she saw for herself.
This picture was Honey's response when I asked her what she thought of childbirth!

That Honey's a riot!!!
This is ??????? to my knowledge he still doesn't have a name. He was two days old when I took these pictures. Any suggestions you have for a name, I will pass along to Bailey.
This would be the south end of a north bound colt.

This is the newly trained barrel racing horse, Whoozie! Geez! What a name!!

He is kinda pretty, though. If you didn't know better you'd think the colt was his, but much to Whoozie's dismay, he is a gelding.
I think this is an awesome picture, but where'd the Subway cup come from????

Thanks so much for dropping in for the little surprise. I'm feverishly working on cards, and will have one to share with you tomorrow for the SNSS Sweet Stop Challenge! See you tomorrow!!
Love Ya!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good morning!! I'm making a quick post today. I've had this little guy colored up for a few days, and I'm just now bringing him out. This week, I participated for the first time in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. WOW!! Talk about huge!!!! There were around 500 participants last week, and when I added my link, there were well over 150 already this week!
You know, I've always heard it's best to let sleeping dogs lie, but I don't know about this cutie patootie!! He is indeed dreaming big. This adorable guy is part of the digital Doggy Days set by Deedee Anderson, and you can download it at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps. Hop on over there and download yours today!!

I watercolored this card with my SU inks and an aquapainter, which is my favorite way to roll with coloring images. The paper is from a Making Memories scrap pad that I've had tucked away for a while. I made this a 5x7 card, to accomodate the larger size image. I REALLY like coloring the large images, but I'm going to have to lay in a supply of large envelopes if I ever hope to mail all these babies out!

Have a glorious day, my sweet stamping friends! Happy stamping to you all , and please know that I love ya!!

Suply List

Paper: Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue, Making Memories Scrap Pad, Georgia Pacific White

Ink: Various SU inks for watercoloring

Stamps: Doggy Days from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps

Accessories: Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Dew Drops, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, White Gel Pen, Aquapainter/Blender Pen

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Well, it's Tuesday, and you all know what that means! Yes, it's another Peachy Keen Challenge! This is the card I created for the Peachy Keen Challenge #4! Another little Lulee! Isn't she the cutest?!! I want to pinch those rosy little cheeks! I can't tell you how much fun it was to watercolor this card! I so very much enjoyed it!! I had the K&Co. paper stashed away, and I knew I wanted to use it, so I took my color scheme for Lulee from the colors in the paper. With already having this great sketch, all I needed was to put it together, but when I got to the bottom of the card, I decided I needed something else. It looked so bare! Well, I had to think for a bit about what to do, and suddenly it occured to me that I needed some fishnet!! Yep! That was just what I thought it needed, so out came the trusty crochet hook and some fine cotton thread, and VOILA!! Fishnet in a flash!!! The splash sentiment was cut from the background paper, and adding the buttons over the fishnet completed the requirements for this challenge. What a great challenge it is!! Won't you hop on over to the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog, and let us see what you can do with this fabulous sketch!! I hope you have as much fun with it as I did!

Supply List
Paper: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Crushed Curry, K&Co. DP, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, various SU inks for watercoloring

Stamps: Lulee's Swim Time from Peachy Keen Stamps

Accessories: Buttons, crocheted fishnet, dew drops, certainly celery twill ribbon, aquapainter, blender pen, white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by today! As always, its a pleasure to have you, and I hope you can come back often. May our good and gracious Lord bless and keep you on this day and always! Happy Stamping, and have a glorious day, my friends!!

Love Ya!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

SNSS Sweet Stop Sketch #12

Hello, and good afternoon! Nope! You're not seeing things! I'm sharing a Christmas Card today. There's a Christmas In July Celebration going on at Sweet -n Sassy Stamps!! These digital images are two of three that you can get for free. You can find all the details here.

If you like this sketch, please be sure to join us at The Sweet Stop and enter your submission. I'd love to see what you come up with with the same sketch! Sketches are so great, because the hardest part of the work is done for you. At least the layout is the hardest part for me!!

I tried to work this sketch with both the card and the gift tag. The gift tag was a little tricky, but I was happy with the end result.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We had a great dinner last night! Trevor cooked my ribeye steak to perfection. I seriously thought about the elk steak with the cranberry merlot sauce, but that ribeye was just calling my name!! We enjoyed a nice evening visiting with Mary Ellen and my sister-in-law, Kim who manages the lodge. Tonight we are off to a rodeo. My niece, Bailey is barrel racing. This will be the first time I've seen her ride her new horse. Oh yeah! I almost forgot! I need to share the pictures of Bailey's surprise!! I will try to do that tomorrow, and maybe I'll get some good shots of her tonight. I'm loading up on the bug spray, grabbing the lawn chair, and heading out! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and God bless!
Love Ya!
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Georgia Pacific White, SU Ski Slope DSP, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Various SU inks for watercoloring
Stamps: Sweet -n Sassy Stamps Digital Christmas in July Stamps
Accessories: Dew Drops, SU satin/organza ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, SU striped grosgrain ribbon, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Martha Steward Snow Glitter, White Gel Pen

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hello, and Happy Friday! The end of a work week, and the beginning of what I hope to be a wonderful weekend! Allen and I are going out to dinner tonight with our pastor/great friend, Mary Ellen, and we're looking very forward to that! Being out, but NOT on the town, because we're gong to Heartland Lodge for dinner, and that's about as far out of town as you can get. Our youngest son, Trevor will be cooking for us tonight. He has been the assistant chef there for a few months, and he LOVES it! I'm thinking the elk steak with cranberry merlot sauce sounds pretty good, but I may change my mind. I'll just have to see what sounds good when we get there. Be sure to check out the link above for their menu, and additional info.

Now on to the card I'm sharing with you today. This one was made for DS#1 for his birthday next Saturday. He will be 25 years old on the 18th! Sheesh!! Where does the time go? My sweet little towheaded boy is all grown up!! He works as a sheriff's deputy in our county, and he too LOVES his job. The pay leaves something to be desired, but he loves his work, so that's all that matters. When I saw this digital image on Victoria Case Art Designs website, I knew instantly that I HAD to have it for Tyler's birthday. This layout is from Victoria Case's Challenge Blog. Jump on over there and play along. I tried to color this fella to look like Ty in his uniform, and I think I got pretty close. I dug out some very retired SU Playground DP, because the colors matched well, and it looked more masculine than a lot of the papers I have. The stars are gold star brads, and I took a chocolate chip marker and colored over them. The color seperated and dried, and looks like old or cracked paint, which is a pretty cool effect for this card. I did some faux stitching (still no machine at Granny's), and added the Happy Birthday sentiment from my new SU set On Your Birthday, which was part of an incentive gift from my very generous upline, Nancy Williams. Thanks, Nancy!!! The speckled look to this card was done with my trusty color spritzing tool, which I haven't used in forever! I love the look, and it's so much easier (and neater) than paint and an old toothbrush, which is what I always used when tole painting. I don't think Tyler gets to overwhelmed over his cards, but he'll surely like the cash that will be inside, so it's all good!
Here's a picture of my Tyler, not in his county uniform, but in his city cop attire. It's a little more casual than what the county requires, and if I'm not mistaken, he looks like he might have a chew in his mouth! I think I need to make an effort to get a good picture of him without that!! Have a very happy birthday my handsome young man! You know I'll love you forever! I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. That is from the Robert Munsch song, which eventually became a book. You can check that out here. I bought both my boys a copy of that book a long time ago. I cry every time I read it!! What can I say...I'm a sap.I'm so happy you could join me today! I have a couple of things to share with you tomorrow for the Sweet Stop Challenge, so be sure to come back then. Are you ready for some Christmas in July? It's only 167 days till Christmas!! That doesn't sound like long, does it? See you tomorrow! May our Lord bless and keep you today and always!
Love Ya!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sweet -n Sassy Sponsors CPS...

Are you having a beautiful morning? What could make the day more beautiful than a gorgeous butterfly? Sweet -n Sassy Stamps is sponsoring the CPS (Card Positioning Sketch) this week. Here is a link to their blog, where you will find some wonderful cards made with this sketch. Please be sure to play along, and share your project. It's always so much fun to see all the different takes on the same sketch. I was very pleased with how my card turned out with this great sketch. I used some more of my DCWV Garden Party paper, and although the photo doesn't pick it up, the paper on the bottom of the card has glittered leaves. It's so gorgeous IRL! The stamps are SNSS newly released Beautiful Butterflies set. The details of butterflies in this stamp set are stunning, and the inspirational sentiments are perfect for making your cards extra special. I did some pretty heavy sponging with Tim Holtz's antique linen distgressing ink pad to give the entire card a more vintage feel. I even sponged the lattice made with Martha Stewart's lattice punch, and the flowers that I hand crocheted. I finished this Beautiful Butterfly off with some dazzling diamonds glitter and sparkly green rinestones over the eyespots on the wings. There's so much sparkle and glitter to this card, I wish I showed up better in the picture. It really is soooo very pretty.

Supply List
Paper: Baja Breeze textured card stock, DCWV Garden Party paper, Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy, Canson Watercolor paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Various SU ink for watercoloring, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink (Antique Linen), Not Quite Navy
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies (Sweet -n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories: Crocheted flowers, Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, Martha Stewart Lattice punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Green Rinestones, Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Thank you for joining me today. I really do hope you will have a chance to play along with this sketch to see where creativity leads you. Wishing you many happy blessings, and of course, HAPPY STAMPING!
Love Ya!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sweet Stop Challenge #11

Good morning! What a beautiful day it is outside, and it's very welcomed after all the rain and clouds we had for the weekend.
My card today is for the Sweet Stop Challenge. Be sure to check the link in my left side bar to check out all the wonderful DT samples. This new digital set from Sweet -n Sassy stamps is soooo cute, and you have your choice of apples or cherries to work with! It was the perfect set to make me open that package of Rockabilly DSP (that's now retired) that I've been hoarding. I'm still using my kiwi kiss and riding hood red. I just can't seem to give them up, and I think they have been my favorite In Colors EVEAH!!
Paper: Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Rockabilly DSP (Retired SU)
Ink: Various SU ink pad for watercoloring
Stamps: Sweet As Pie from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps
Accessories: Circle punches, Scalloped circle punch, White Gel Pen, Black Gingham Ribbon
This is going to be a short post, because I have quite a bit going on today. I need to get organized, and get busy!! I hope you have a blessed day, and are enjoying some beautiful sunshine!! I have a lovely butterfly card to share with you tomorrow. See you then!!
Love Ya!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge #3

Good Monday morning! I hope it's a good one for you, and I hope you had a glorious 4th of July celebration. It was rainy here most all day on the 4th, but we made the best of it, and had a great day. I received my Peachy Keen stamps last Friday, and I couldn't get through the weekend without inking them up. I stayed up till the wee (and I do mean wee) hours of the morning this morning playing with this cute little Lulee stamp, but I didn't feel so sleepy, because I took a three hour nap yesterday afternoon. I do love the quiet time in the night that affords some special moments for creating. I can't do that every night, but once in a while, it's a good thing.
This stamp is a new one from Peachy Keen Stamps called Party Girl Lulee. Isn't she the sweetest thing you've ever seen? My Lulee is a blonde, because she reminds me of my adorable niece, Madisyn, who just celebrated her 4th birthday last week. Party Girl Lulee comes with flower, heart, and pocket accessories, along with a smiley face, and the happy birthday sentiment for the balloon. All those accessories allow you unlimited creating possibilities for this little cutie, so hop on over to Peachy Keen and place your order today. Don't forget to check out the July specials. Kathy's offering some great deals that you won't want to miss!!
Here's a closer look at the details. As I've said before, if it weren't for dimensionals, I would NEVER be able to ever put a card together! I LOVE popping up layers on a card for that 3-D look. I did some faux stitching along the edge of the circle. I really wanted to sew it, but my machine hasn't made the trip to grandma's house yet. Maybe this week!?? In the mean time, faux stitching will have to do.
Supply List
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Various SU inks or watercoloring (Most of the new In Colors)
Stamps: Party Girl Lulee (Peachy Keen Stamps) - Sentiment: Birthday Buddies (Sweet -n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories: Melon Mambo dotted grosgrain ribbon, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercing Tool, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Yellow Dew Drops, Silver Elastic Cord, Aquapainter, Blender pen

I'm thinkin' I need to be thinkin' about some blog candy. I haven't offered any yet, but it sure seems like a good idea to me. I'll be gathering some things up this week, so be sure to check back in, because I want to give away some goodies starting next week. Thank you so much for stopping by today, your support is what keeps me going! Have a blessed day!
Love Ya!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh Say Can You See...

Happy Independence Day, and welcome to the Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop sponsored by SNR Card Universe! If you came from Cindy Burgess's blog (Mrs. B's Craft Room), then you are following along in perfect order. If you just happened upon this post, then you may want to go back to SNR Card Universe, which is where this all began, and follow the links. The card I'm sharing with you on this fabulous holiday was made with the Owl Celebrations stamp set from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps, and I combined it with the Celebrate America digital stamp, also from Sweet -n Sassy. The look on this little cutie's face makes me smile. It's almost a surprised look, and with those fireworks under her feet, I'm thinking she might even look a little worried! I say this is a girl owl, because of her gorgeous eyelashes, but whoooooo knows!! I've seen some fellas with some pretty gorgeous eyelashes too.
Here's a closer look at the details on the card. I actually went outside and broke a twig off the oak tree to give Miss Owl a branch to sit on. The leaves are punched from Kiwi Kiss and Always Artichoke card stock with a Martha Stewart leaf punch, and attached with Crystal Effects. As I said in a previous post, I really like the look of this EK Success paper with the more muted version of our traditional patriotic colors. I guess it's more of a vintage look, which is a look that I LOVE!
Supply List
Paper: Bordering Blue, EK Success DP, Bravo Burgundy, Canson Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Various SU inks for watercoloring,
Stamps: Owl Celebrations, Celebrate America Digi (Both from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories: Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 way glue pen, MS Leaf Punch, Sticky Strip, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, White Gel Pen, Oak Twig, Crystal Effects

Thank you so much for hopping by today! I'm thrilled you could join the fun! Please feel free to look around my blog, and if you like what you see, I'd love to have you join me my creative journey by becoming a follower. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated. The next stop you'll make on this happy hop will be the very talented Holly Young's blog, Hog Wild About Stamping. It is my hope that you have found some inspiration here, and I wish you a safe and happy 4th of July, filled with the people and things that YOU love!

Love Ya!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Welcome To A Sweet -n Sassy Blog Hop!!

I'm so happy you could stop by today for Sweet -n Sassy Stamps Welcome Blog Hop. If you started here, then you may want to go back and take in the gorgeous eye candy that Jeanette has for you. This card was created with SNSS newly released Birthday Buddies set, and I'm finding that this adorable set can be used for so many different things! It's probably one of the most versatile sets I own! It is great for kids birthday cards, but I thought for today's post, why not use it to celebrate our country's birthday.
I found some wonderful EK Success paper the other day that was perfect for our upcoming holiday, and I found a great use for it on this card. I love the toned down shades of the traditional reds and blues in this paper.
Card Recipe
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, EK Success DP, Canson Watercolor Paper, Bordering Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Various SU Inks for Watercoloring, Bravo Burgundy
Stamps: Sweet -n Sassy Birthday Buddies
Accessories: EK Success Birthday Candle Punch, Rinestones, Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, White Gel Pen
It is both a privilege and honor to serve on the Sweet -n Sassy Jr. Design Team, and I am thrilled to be in the company of such amazing women! I look forward to getting to know each and every one of them, and developing lasting friendships throughout our creative journey. Your next stop along the way will be a vist with the wonderfully talented Connie at her fabulous Inkspired Treasures Blog. Enjoy your hop!! I know you will find some wonderful inspiration along the way. May God bless and keep you today and always!
Love Ya!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sweet Bee and a Blog Hop

Good morning to ya! I'm so happy you could stop in today. I have this adorable card to share with you today that is Sweet -n Sassy Stamps newest digital offering. I thought it was so completely cute, and I couldn't wait to color it up. I found some K&Co. DP that had those gorgeous colors and lots of flowers, so the flower theme went, and went, and went... I gave those beautiful wings a healthy dose of glitter, and decided why stop there, so glitter went on and around the centers of most of the flowers too! Ya gotta love that bling!!! I'm very happy with how this little guy turned out, and I hope you enjoy it too.
Today's the first day of the Welcome Blog Hop for the new Sweet -n Sassy Design Team, so I hope you'll stop by and take the hop. You will begin here, and follow the links along. Tomorrow will be my day to hop, so please come back then! Korin is offering some SWEET deals and special offers, like Christmas in July, and the Fire Cracker Festival, so be sure to check those out! I'm so happy you are here today. Please feel free to leave me your comments, and may you have a glorious day! God's blessings on you today and always!

Love ya!