Sunday, February 28, 2010

Designer Guest Spotlight - 2 Cute Rubber Stamps

I was invited to by the February Guest Designer for 2 Cute Rubbers Stamps.
Heidi has some of the cutest images and digis. Besure to stop by and take a look at here Etsy Store, here.
Heidi, thanks so much for inviting me to be apart of your design team this month.
I made two cards for my spotlight.
Here is Baby Apple Pie......

and Turtle Sundae!
Happy Sunday Crafting,

Saturday, February 27, 2010

SMC - Tilt! Layout Challenge

SMC - Layout Design Team - Challenge #4 - Tilt!
This week's DT challenge is to create a Love themed layout using a SMC image and tilt everything on your layout, well all most everything.  
I added the border before realizing it was not tilted, oops. I think it add character to my layout:)
You can play along, here
This is our daugther Jenna all ready for her dance rectial, June 2009.
This is one of my favorite pictures, I took this in our front yard the day of the rectial.
Stamp Happens provided the design team all of the Bo Bunny products.

Happy Scrappin',

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Stamping Boutique - Blog Hop

YAHOO!!!! It's blog hop day here at The Stamping Boutique.

Tracey's images are so cute and she is a very talented artist and designer.
Our design team is excited you decided to hop along with us today.
If you happened upon my blog and need to start from the begining, go here.
This is one of the newest images from TSB......Pocket Pootaties!
They are just so stinkin' cute and this is our lil' Pootatie, Jenna.
She is a ray of sunshine and is always full of smiles and giggles.
BTW, she is always hamming it up for the camera, just in case you have not caught on by now, lol!
Here is your blog hop stops.....
Tracey C. - Your are here!
Vicki - Go Here Next

Besure to stop by here on Saturday, this is where day two of our blog hop will start.

TSB is having a sale!!!
35% off all digi images, use coupon code "bloghop" till Sunday at Midnight. 

Teddy Stampers - # 5 - Sketch Challenge

Holy Moly......I can't belive this is our fifth challenge here at Teddy Stampers.
This time around we have a sketch challenge for you.

I used a Cuddles Kuma digi image from Ildi Co.
All of the supplies I used to make my card are from my wonderful gals in our Crafty Critters blog group.
 Just after Christmas our washing machine went a little crazy and flooded our kitchen, laundry room and into the basement. 
My crafting nook is in the basement just under the laundry room and I lost more than half of my paper, cardstock and a bunch of was a very sad day:(
Within a few days my mailbox was full of care packages from my awesome friends.
I can't thank these gals enough, even though we may not have meet, (we are waiting for someone to win Lotto) we are truly friends and I am so happy to have them in my life.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

TSB - Cute Card Thursday

2nd TSB DT Post - Please scroll down!!!

It's a busy week for The Stamping Boutique Design Team.
We are sponsoring this week's challenge at Cute Card Thursday - Ribbon-Tastic is the theme this week.
I created a layout using Tracey's Journaling Apron Digi.
You can check out TSB on-line store, here!! 
This is may daugther, Jenna baking heart shaped brownies for Valentine's Day.
Scrap On,

Stef's TSB Card Sketch

It's time for another great The Stamping Boutique desgin team
sketch challenge from Stef (Glitterbabe).
Be sure to check out Stef's blog, she is so creative
and I can always get my daily dose of laugther from her blog.

I flipped the card sketch to a horizontal view and used 'Wagon Full of Hearts' digi image.
The image is colored with Copics and Bic Mark It Alls, I added stickles to a few of the hearts, the sentiment is stamped in Pallete Ruby Red and I also added a little bling to the corners.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Retro Girl!

I am super excited with the way this card turned out. (Patting myself on the back.)
I had an extra image from a monthly challenge group I belong to on SCS
and knew I could not just put her in a box for a rainy day.
She is from Stamping Bella, the Ketto line of images. 
Stamping Bella is one of my favorite stamping companys,
very sadly I don't own any rubber and I hord the images I do have, tehehehe.
Have a Groovy Day,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Little Mimosa

Think Spring!!!!
Paper Jewels is getting ready for Spring and taking pre-orders for the NEW Spring 2010 Bildmalmarna Stamps. They are so cute, you don't want to miss out.
This is Little Mimosa......
Over the weekend my daugther Jenna and I spent some time on Saturday scrapbooking.
She made several scrapbook pages of her very own, blog post coming soon.
She loves to sit and color images with me and use my Stickles, she loves gitter just like her mommy.
Jenna picked out EVERYTHING for the card I made this week. What do you think? I am so proud, she did a great job.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day,

Monday, February 22, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #1

Post number 2!!! Scroll Down!!!!!!!!

My wonderful friend Melanie has started her own sketch challenge
blog called Critters Sketch Challenge Blog, HERE!!!
She recently hosted the very first challenge, new challenges posted on Mondays.
 I am just a little late in getting this posted, my computer would
not read my media card over the weekend, very fustrating.

Here is the first sketch, use red somewhere on your card, and either a
sentiment of flower where the oval, bottom left corner.
Here is my card.....
I am hosting a monthly card kit swap on SCS and this is one of the February cards.
Happy Day!

Cuddles and Clownkin Tea Time

Would you like to join me for a spot of tea?
(Said with a really bad English accent)

This is one of the fab digi images from Ildi Co.
It is hard to tell but I used scallop square punches in the
corners as a accent and the entire image has pop dots for a 3-D effect.
I guess this is just one of those cards that did not photograph very well.
Image is colored with Bic Mark It Alls, added Stickles, flower
emblishment and the card is 5.5" by 5.5".
Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Rose For You!

I am getting back in the saddle and using my stash of card kits again. 
I fell behind the last couple of weeks. EEEK!!! 
This cute little puppy, brings a smile to my face.
Do you know who makes this image? Please leave me a comment if you do.
The kit included the image, ribbon, designer paper and cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 20, 2010

SMC - Layout Challenge

I am excited about this week's sponsors for SMC DT Layout Challenge.
Jodie has some of the best laugh out load digi images.

I would like to introduce to you:
Bugaboo Stamps
An online Digi Stamp shop
owned and operated by:
Here is a word from our sponsor:
My name is Jodie. I am a WAHM mom of 5 kidlets. I live in Saskatchewan, Canada. I have been creating graphics for 8 years and recently found digi stamps! My favorite thing to create is my ladies with attitude, as its a way to express things and I love to make people smile. So far I am loving this new little venture. I sell my digi stamps at Bugaboo Stamps. Its a fun store with a variety of digis from cutesy to sassy. It is very new and growing quickly! I am now addicted to creating cards and need an AA group for it...I hope you will be able to stop by my store and Challenge blog to check things out for yourselves!

You can join us in all the fun HERE and a chance to win some Bugaboo images.

All of the Bo Bunny designer paper and coordinating
emblishments are provided by Stamp Happens.
Jodie provided the DT with some of her awesome digital stamps,
you can check out our SMC Layout DT in my right sidebar.
This time around the DT was given a recipe challenge...
Something Sparkly
3 Buttons
SMC Image
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, February 19, 2010

Birthday With Friends

I finally have a scrapbook of my very own!!!
  I love to scrapbook and have over 20 completed albums full of vacations,
holidays and family photos. 
I decide this year I would take the time to complete some albums about me for me!
I am working a Birthday scrapbook.
This year my wonderful hubby planned
a get together with friends at Mojo's, a local cajun bar and grill.
The 'friends' title is from a LOTW (Letter of the Word swap) on SCS.
The border set is also from a swap on SCS. 
I have trying to use up some of my page kits and borders.

Happy Day,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

In Style Stamps - Digi Give-a-way

In Style Stamps is having a Digi Give-a-way!!! 
This is going to be easy, just click the link below, follow the VERY simple directions and that's all!!!! 

Enjoy your day!

Sunshine Stamps - Bunny Love

Today is my turn for Sunshine Stamps Design Team card.
This is Romeo.  Sooooo Cute!!!!!!!
I used the George Basic Font and Shape Cricut cartridge
to create the layered heart background, added
Stickles to his ears and heart and created a decorative border with a punch.
You can go here, to check out the newest images from Sunshine Stamps.

Have a sunny day,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Eris Love You!!!!

Hi~~~~~ Waving  from Illinois. 
Sew Many Cards has some of the darn tootin' cutest images. 
Eris is my very favorite, she always makes me smile. 
I made this card using 'left overs' from a recent SMC DT Layout.
SMC hosts weekly card and scrapbooking layouts,
I hope you wil stop by and play along.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Sunshine Stamps Digis!!!

Post Number Two - Please scroll down!!!!

I am so excited to share with you some new digi images from Sunshine Stamps....
Hopstoch (left) and ZsuZsu (right). 

They are so stinkin' cute!!!
You can swing by Sunshine Stamps to get these guys.
There is one more new digi to share today.....

Introducing Emily!!!!
I just love her big earrings and pony tail.
Have a Sunshine-y Day,

Paper Jewels Update!

Good Morning!
I would like you to meet Bear Hearts by Bildmalarna, he is so sweet.
He is colored with Bic Mark It Alls and Copics and added stickles to the hearts.
WOW, lots of exciting new things happening at Paper Jewels....

There is still time to play along with Challenge #1 - Cute and Girly - until March 5th.

New stamps have arrived, check out the store.
I am excited to annouce that Paper Jewels will be your source for
 the full line of Ching-Chou Kiuks Fantasy Art Collection rubber stamps.
Smile and Have a Great Day,

Monday, February 15, 2010

AJ's Thinking of You!

Good Morning and Happy Monday!
No work or school today (YAHOOO!!),
 so Jenna and I are in our jammies crafting the day away.
I think we will watch a movie later and maybe even take a little nap...shhhh...don't tell anyone.

I am still so excited to be on The Stamping Boutique design team.
Tracey has so many adorable images, I just want them all.
Be sure to stop by and see what's new, here.
This is AJ with a heart banner.  I love is untied shoe, too cute. 
I colored him with my Bic Mark-It Alls and Copics.

Hugs and stay warm,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Owl Always Love You!

Happy Valetine's Day!!!!!

I hope you are spending today with your sweetie.
When you comment let me know what you did to celebrate I {Heart} U day!
Chuck and I had dinner with friends on Saturday night.
Today we are spending a nice lazy day at home just hanging out with the family.

I am hosting another round of a monthly card kit swap on SCS.
Each month the hostess sends out all the elements to create cards for the entire group.

I so love these owls!!!!

Owl Always Love You!

Inside of card:

I {heart} you!!!

The Stamping Boutique Sale

****This post will stay at the top till February 14th. 
Please scroll down for recent posts.****

Hop on over to The Stamping Boutique
They are having a sale now through Valentine's Day,
all images are 35% off with coupon code, "love".
While you are there Don't forget to check out there new Pocket Patooties.
 They are so adorable. Here is a Few samples......


Saturday, February 13, 2010

SMC Layout Challenge - Smile

Good Morning! 
I am so excited to bring you another SMC Layout DT Challenge
This week our challenge is sponsored by............
A word from our sponsor Desiree of Foxes and Robbers:
Hi, my name is Desiree, a.k.a. Foxes and Robbers. I have a background in architecture and art history, although in my professional life, I’m not pursuing either. I have always been a very hands-on person, I love making one-of-a-kind gifts for my friends and loved ones. In fact, I’m sure my parents still have a box full of cards and things I made for them when I was a kid!
I opened Foxes and Robbers on Etsy in Sept 2009 as both a side business and a way for me to channel my artistic energy. This company is very close to my heart because it represents a turning point in my life. I had abandoned the artistic path many years ago to pursue other interests, but in the end, I realize that creating beautiful items for others is what I love to do! Thus, born Foxes and Robbers. The idea behind my products is that the smallest detail counts on any and every present you give. The gift tag should always be the last thing that completes the whole package, otherwise, it’ll be like wearing a beautiful evening gown with some beat-up sneakers!
The style of Foxes and Robbers is using vintage elements with a modern twist. All the aging treatments are individually done by hand, and all items are cut by me. Another design element that is important to me is that I try to stay away from words as much as I can, for I believe that the uniqueness of my products will help the buyer make it their own by creating inventive uses for them!
Here are some of the beautiful tags you can find at the shop:
I stamped the letter with 'Let the Good Times Roll' on the tag in the upper right corner.
Foxes and Robbers provide both tags in my layout. 
This is my daugther with two of my best friends. 
Jenna is just one of the girls and we all spend alot of 'girly' time together.
Our challenge for you is to create a layout using vertical journaling, by creating a word list, quote or poem using the first letter of your word.
Are you ready to play along?
Click HERE for all the details.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Teddy Stampers Challenge #4 - With Love

It's time again for another Teddy Stampers challenge.
Our 4th challenge is....With Love.
Create a Love themed card or project using any teddy bear image.
You will find our wonderful DT links in my left side bar.
Click here, to play along and get all the details.

Stamp Something - Cute Challenge
Creative Belli - #84 Ribbon

When all else fails, hug your teddy bear,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Let's Read Together

Lots of snow has fallen over the Chicagoland area in the last few days, is it spring yet?
I think today would be a good day to stay inside curled up with a good book and a cup of tea.
I used one of Ildi Co. Snopals for today's card.
Ildi Co. has so many cute and fun digi images.
You can click here, to stop by and have a look.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day!!

Good Morning!
The snow has finally stopped, but it is oh so cold....Brrrrrrr!!!
Yesterday afternoon Jenna was so excited to go out and play in the snow.
She loves to make snow angels and eat the snow, I know YUCK right!


Now on to something crafty.......

WOW, I still can't believe how easy it was to make an easel card.
I think this turned out very well for my first try at making one.
The SCS tutorial can be found, here.
I made this card over the Christmas Holiday and just got around to posting it. 
I love the purple and green colors, makes a nice non-traditional Christmas card.

Stay Warm,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Waiting For Spring......

It's time for another Paper Jewels Design Team creation.
This sweet little girl is Mimosa Cafe, she is just adorable. 
I used bright and bold colors to chase away the winter blues. 
Over at Paper Jewels we are hosting our very first challenge....cute and girly. 
I hope you will stop by and play along.
Have a wonderful day,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Riley Loves You!!

Good Morning and Happy Monday!
Just a few more days till Valetine's Day.
Do you have any plans?
My darling hubby is going to a local bowling tournament on Saturday so I will have the day to myself, not sure what I will do yet. In the evening we are going out to dinner with friends.
Riley has always been one of my favorite images.
I received him from a image swap on SCS a long time ago, I don't have Riley rubber stamps, so I use my stash sparingly. LOL!!

Have a wonderful day,

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love Is In The Air.....SMC Layout DT Blog Hop

Woot Woot.....It's blog hop day!!!!
I hope you are having a great time and enjoying our blog hop.

Love is in the Air!
Our challenge today was to create a Love theme layout using one of SMC's fab images and a favorite poem, quote, phrase or reflection.

'When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.'

This is me and my wonderful hubby, Chuck.
We have been together since HS and he is the love of my life.

Go here to start from the beginning.
Your next stop is the amazing Sarabeth....go here.

Be sure you leave comments on all the hop spots and at the end visit SMC Layout Challenge Blog letting us know you have left comments on all our blogs.

Now all the prize deets....

One winner from each blog will be chosen to receive a free Valentine's digi image from SMC.

One grand prize winner will receive a free set of digis from SMC.

Sponsor prize deets....

Bugaboo Ditigal Stamps
One winner will receive a choice of 4 digi images.


Stamp Happens
One lucky winner will receive this Bo Bunny decorative wall hanging kit from Stamp Happens.
I hope you have enjoyed yourself and thanks for stopping by.