Friday, April 3, 2009


Welcome to the first ever DRS Designs blog hop! Make sure you start at the DRS Designs blog for Stop #1 and follow your way to the end. There could be some VERY YUMMY candy in store for you if you follow the hop all the way to Stop #8!!!!

Tomorrow marks another AWESOME release of stamps at DRS Designs. This release is FULL of adorable pigs, a snail, a turtle and lots more!
For my card today I used this totally adorable snail stamp! How can you not smile when you look at this snail. Because it is Friday I also decided a happy rainbow theme was much needed.
I've used this layout many times but I couldn't resist using it again. It is such a great layout to highlight both a main image and a background stamp. The background stamp I used is one of DRS Designs' Easy Backgrounds. I love these background stamps because you literally can't screw up - PERFECT backgrounds every time! This background is called Interlocking Flower Background and I thought it went great with the flowers in the snail's back.
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Nestibilities, SU Hodge Podge, SU ribbon, Prismacolor markers, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of the EXTREMELY talented ....DEBBIE SEYER!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just for fun! Little Paper Shop color challenge!

The Little Paper Shop blog has a color challenge this week and I found a little time to do some "just for fun" stamping so I thought I would play along. The color challenge for this week is Red Riding Hood, Chocolate Chip and Kraft. I have to be honest, I probably wouldn't have put these colors together myself (because I never think to use Kraft) but I LOVE them together. This definitely won't be the last time you see me use these colors together! Since it is a LPS challenge I decided to use my absolute favorite set from LPS: {A Dream}. For my card I also used a LPS sketch challenge that they posted a couple months ago. I really liked this sketch the first time I used it so I thought I would try it again. The larger Prima is painted with the newly released Fire Engine Red Shimmerz.
Supplies used: A Dream stamp set from LPS, SU CS and DP, Joann's ribbon, Fire Engine Red Shimmerz, Prima flowers, American Crafts brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Coluzzle circle template.

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow I have another DRS Designs sneak peak plus some very fun blog hop info to share! I hope you are all having a great week!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Another DRS Designs Sneak Peek!

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Today I have another DRS Designs sneak peek for you. Check out this beautiful corner flower/flourish stamp. I just love it. I used it to frame in the "with Sympathy" image that was released last month. I stamped my images on Basic Grey Porcelain DP and colored the flowers with Prismacolor markers. Once again I went with a simple sympathy layout. I have to say it is a lot easier to make sympathy cards when you don't actually have a need for one.
I hope you all have a great day! I will have another DRS Designs sneak peek on Friday as well as some blog hop info to share! Stop by tomorrow for a rare "just for fun" card!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge! It's Spring!

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

This week's Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge is to make a spring or Easter card. I had a hard time coming up with something springy. The closest I could come to spring was using some Basic Grey dp with flowers and a butterfly stamp. Hope you will forgive me this week.
I also have to apologize for the poor photo quality. Honestly, I have had my card done for 3 weeks and I waited until dark last night to take the picture. Not sure what my thinking was there.
Here is my card:
Supplies used: Inkadinkado stamps, Basic Grey dp, SU CS, May Arts and other misc ribbon, nestibilities, Cuttlebug die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, EK Success photo corner punch, Kaiser pearls, Prismacolor markers, foam dimensionals.

There are a ton of really cool new items recently added to the Jacksonbelle store. Check them out HERE.

For more spring/Easter 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

Hope you all are having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Challenge #16

This week's Twinkling Tuesday challenge is an inspiration challenge given to us by Rebecca and 8yo Jameson. Rebecca is one of the talented members of the TT design team! Here is our inspiration piece: My inspiration came in the form of a black, red and white color combo. To try and make the most of my stamping time I also decided to use Danni's Flutter By Wednesday sketch challenge. The sketch is as follows:
Here is my Mickey inspired Flutter By sketch card (I apologize for the photo quality, I forgot to take my picture until it was pretty dark out):
Supplies used: Inkadinkado butterfly and sentiment stamps, Prima background stamp, SU CS, black embossing powder, Prismacolor markers, Kaiser rhinestones, Swiss dots embossing folder, misc ribbon.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the Twinkling Team:
Heather S.

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back a little later for the Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

Monday, March 30, 2009

DRS Designs Sneak Peak!!

DRS Designs will be releasing some AWESOME new stamps in just a few days, so today I thought I would give you the first peak at one of the new stamps. Isn't this image just beautiful! When my new stamps arrived my 5 year old daughter couldn't stop raving about this image. I think I've stamped it for her about 10 times. She loves the cattails in the image. I think the image is so beautiful and peaceful and gives off the perfect calm feeling needed for a sympathy card. I colored the image with Prismacolor markers. I never make sympathy cards too fancy because they don't need to be. I thought this simple layout worked well.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Stop by tomorrow for a fun new Jacksonbelle challenge and this week's Twinkling Tuesday challenge! I will have another DRS Designs sneak peak on Wednesday!