Saturday, March 28, 2009

Firecracker Designs SPRING FLING Blog Hop!!

Good morning blog hoppers! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. Today the wonderful Firecracker Designs team has some fabulous spring creations to share. Not sure if you know but Pamela has 4 awesome new spring/Easter themed sets that were released this month. You can check out all of the new sets - HERE -

For my card today I chose to use the new Easter Blessings set. I just love this set. It is so elegant and beautiful and would make some great wedding cards as well as Easter cards. The complete set looks like this:

Here is my Spring Fling blog hop card:Next stop on the blog hop trail is... LISA!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps sketch challenge

Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY FOR A GREAT CAUSE -HERE- it is open until April 17th!!

On Wednesday while I was catching up on some blog reading I stopped at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog and was totally surprised to see one of my cards. I recently participated in a sketch challenge put on by PMS and I was really flattered to see my card featured on their blog. Just in case you didn't see it there, I thought I would post it here today. I just absolutely love the stamps that they carry at PMS and this monster is at the top of my favorites list. Isn't he just adorable!
The main image is colored with Prismacolor markers and the planets and monster horns are painted with Shimmerz December Sky Blingz (and speaking of Shimmerz...did you know that Shimmerz has a new site full of great Shimmerz info - check it out HERE).
Supplies used: Stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps, SU CS, Prima DP, Prismacolor markers, Shimmerz Blingz, nestibilities, foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow is the March Firecracker Designs blog hop - starting at 10am CST. You won't want to miss it! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another DRS Designs No layer

Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY FOR A GREAT CAUSE -HERE- it is open until April 17th!!

I had so much fun with this week's DRS Design challenge that I decided to try another no layer card.
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU ink, GP cardstock, Michael's self adhesive rhinestones, Scor-pal.

We would REALLY love it if you played along with our no layer challenge! If you play along make sure to link you projects on the DRS Designs challenge post - HERE - by 8pm EST on April 5th. One lucky participant will win a set of notecards and an unmounted image from DRS Designs!

I hope you all have a great day! We are having the walls on our first floor painted today and tomorrow so I am taking the kids to the Holiday Inn for a mini in-town vacation. I want to try and avoid as much exposure to paint fumes as possible!

If you have some time, check out yesterday's post on the Paper Makeup Stamps blog. I'm so excited to have a card featured there!

Saturday is the Firecracker Designs March blog hop and you won't want to miss it - starts as 10am CST!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blog Candy For a GREAT cause!!!!!!

ETA: This blog candy has gotten even sweeter. To see the additional stamp sets click HERE

This month my blog candy is going to be a little different...This month I have a challenge for all of you. My good friend Chava (who I've known for 30 years - yikes, does that make me feel old!) has a 18 month old son Alex. Shortly after Alex was born he was diagnosed with having Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you unfamiliar with CF here is a brief description:

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:

  • clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections; and
  • obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down and absorb food.
Here is where my challenge comes in... Chava is participating in one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walks in Des Moines, IA on 5/16/09. Her fundraising goal is $500. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar raised is available for investment in vital CF programs to support research, care and education. Research and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge difference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation you can visit there site HERE.
I'd love to help Chava reach her fundraising goal. I have already donated to her walk but would like to try and help out a little more. I am offering a chance at some fun blog candy to anyone who donates. There is no minimum donation. You can donate $1 or more. All you need to do for a chance at the blog candy is go to Chava's CF donation site HERE to place a secure donation (don't worry if your name doesn't show up on her donation list instantly, I've noticed that in some cases it takes several hours). After you donate, leave a comment on this post. You DO NOT need to tell me how much you donated. I just appreciate any help you can give! I'm keeping this blog candy open a little longer than normal in hopes of helping her raise as much money as possible...I will pick a blog candy winner on Friday April 17th. Please help spread the word!! I'd love for any of you to mention my post on your blogs, the more exposure the better.

Now for the blog candy...This blog candy package is valued at over $80. The package includes:
Gina K Heartfelt Hits 1 stamp set,
Clear Artistic Stamps "I'm Just Saying" stamp set,
Autumn Leaves "Winter Holidays" stamp set,
Autumn Leaves "Mini Leaves" stamp set,
ki Memories "Greetings" stamp set,
ki Memories "Patterns" stamp set,
Firecracker Designs by Pamela Season's Greetings stamp set mounted on cling foam,
DRS Designs "Santa with Reindeer" stamp mounted on cling,
Studio G "February" stamp set,
Studio G "March" stamp set ,
Art Gone Wild "Tie Frame" rocker stamp,
Amuse Elzybells "Shopaholic" stamp
Cuttlebug "Argyle" embossing folder.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you consider making a donation to this great cause!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge! Rub-Ons!!!

This is my 2nd post for today. To see my Twinkling Tuesday challenge card please scroll down to the previous post.

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge:

I don't know about you but I LOVE rub-ons! I also hoard rub-ons! I have an absolute ton of fun rub-ons but I've never really used them...until now! This week's Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team challenge is to use rub-ons!!! Lindsey has a ton new awesome Daisy D ones as well as Basic Grey and others. You can see all the rub-ons she has in the store HERE! If you would like to play along with this week's challenge please use the keyword JBE045 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

As crazy as this is for me to say, for my card I did not stamp ANYTHING...I just used rub-ons!
Supplies used: Daisy D's rub-ons, Shimmerz Pink Poinsettia Blingz, White Prima flowers, Basic Grey Porcelain DP all from Jacksonbelle Embellishements. I also used American Crafts ribbon, BoBunny brad, SU CS and self adhesive rhinestones.

For more rub-on inspiration check the blogs of the other Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Melissa Bove

Jennifer Buck

Jill Dunn

Kimberly O’Rosky

Maren Benedict

AJ Otto

Kisa Peters

Shannan Teubner

Michelle Woerner

Taylor Usry

Lynda Benden

Beth Thomas

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Challenge #15

I hope you have all had a great start to your week. This week I am excited to say that I have been asked to join the wonderful group of ladies on the Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday design team. If you aren't familiar with MTT, you can check out the Twinkling Tuesday blog HERE.

This week we have a guest Twinkie: 9 year old Brittany Cunningham. Her mom Cathy is a follower of the Twinkling Tuesday blog.

Here is Brittany's sketch:
Here is my card:
Supplies used: Nuts About You stamp set from Paper Makeup, Prismacolor markers, Nestibilities, foam dimensionals, American crafts brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, May Arts ribbon

If you would like to play along with this week's sketch please use keyword MTTSC15 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the Twinkling Team:

Thanks for stopping by today. Stop back later this morning for this week's Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge.

Monday, March 23, 2009

DRS Designs Challenge #17 - No Layer Card

It's time for another awesome DRS Designs blog challenge! This week the challenge is to make a no layer card! Yes, it's time to get back to basics!!! Sometimes you need a quick but not overly done card and with this challenge we hope to inspire you with ideas on how to make your own quick, no layer cards. We would love for you to participate because sharing is the best source of inspiration right? If you do participate, please post a direct link to your creation in the comment section of the challenge post on the DRS Designs blog and if you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword DRSC17.

To sweeten the deal, DRS Designs is offering a set of notecards and an unmounted image to a random participant. Be sure to link your creation on the DRS Designs blog by 8pm on Sunday, April 5 to be included in the drawing.

Here is my no layer card:
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, Gina K white cardstock, Prismacolor markers, Amuse rhinestones...that's it!

For more no layer inspiration check out the DRS Designs blog to see what the other design team members created...there are some awesome projects on there today!

Thanks for stopping by! Check back tomorrow for this week's Jacksonbelle challenge! Have a great day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I hope everyone is having a great weekend. This is going to be another short post because I need to leave for work in about 15 minutes. Today I thought I would share a card that I made for the Paper Makeup color challenge this week: Green, Orange, White. The main image was colored with Prismacolor markers and then painted with Shimmerz Marigold and Celery.

Supplies used: Stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps (main image) and SU (sentiment), SU CS, Basic Grey DP, Micheal's ribbon, Prismacolor markers, Shimmerz paint, Dress it up glitter dots, foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow is another great DRS Designs blog challenge!