Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge

If you are looking for the FCD blog hop post please scroll down to previous post.

I decided to play along with the Hope Stamps Eternal cupcake challenge again this week. Here is the picture of the beautiful cupcakes we were challenged to use as inspiration:

For my card I decided to go with the black, blue and white color scheme as well as using white butterflies. The stamp I used is from Unity Stamp Company. When I first saw this sentiment at Unity I loved it. I bought it (and 2 other sentiments) without looking to see how big it was. When they arrived I was TOTALLY SHOCKED at how big they were. I guess I should read the fine print before putting things in my cart, LOL. Because of the stamp size there isn't room for much else on the card.
Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out my April blog candy giveaway HERE.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Firecracker Designs - Atypical Artwork Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Firecracker Designs blog hop. If you are just hopping in, you'll want to start at the beginning of the blog hop - Pamela's blog. If you got here via Vicki's blog you are on the right track!

This month the design team was challenged to use stamps from any FCD set & create a different image/look with them. This challenge was a lot harder than it sounded. For my card I used the FCD set "Seasons Greetings".

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to hop on over to the final blog hop stop...Sherri's Blog!

Check this out!

HOLY COW! Debbie is giving away the best blog candy I have EVER seen...check it out HERE.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Time for some April Blog Candy!

I can't believe it is almost the end of April. Seriously, where does the time go.
For my April blog candy I have a beautiful stamp set from Hero Arts called Designer Butterflies (and you also get the April studio G set). I LOVE this Hero Arts butterfly set! Actually apparently I love it so much I bought it twice (you know me and butterflies, I can't resist). It is sad when you can't even remember what stamps you already own and then buy duplicates, LOL.
This month to get your name thrown in the pot, all you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite book or movie is -you must answer the question to qualify. If you are a follower of my blog you get a 2nd entry, and for my dedicated followers-if you have commented 5 or more times on my blog in the past month you get a 3rd entry. I totally appreciate all the of the comments you all leave! This candy will be open until midnight on April 30th. I will annouce the winner next Friday May 1st. Good Luck!

I also have a butterfly card to share today. All of the stamps used are from DRS Designs. I love this little DRS butterfly stamp. Honestly, I think I've used it more than any other stamp I own. It works perfect as a little embellishment!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Don't forget the Firecracker Designs blog hop tomorrow!


As promised, I have a "just for fun" card to share. I actually made this card quite a while ago. A couple months ago The Greeting Farm had a Case Anya challenge. The rules of the challenge were to find a card in the TGF gallery and case it. I chose THIS totally cute card made by my friend Nancy Bush to case. I used her layout and changed up the Anya and colors.

Supplies used: Digital Anya from The Greeting Farm, SU CS and DP, Prismacolor markers, Kaiser pearls, glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be posting another card and my April blog candy later today. Also, don't forget to stop by tomorrow for the Firecracker Designs blog hop.
Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Firecracker Butterfly

Life has been total chaos the past week or so around here. Thankfully it is Thursday which means pj day. I'm hoping to get the house cleaned up and maybe even do a little stamping.
Today I thought I would share a card I made using stamps from Firecracker Designs. I went with a simple layout so that I could feature as much of the Basic Grey Ambrosia DP as possible. The Ambrosia pack is one of my favorite Basic Grey collections! The butterfly is colored with Prismacolor markers and painted with Shimmerz paints.

Supplies used: Stamps from Firecracker Designs, SU CS, Basic Grey Ambrosia DP, May Arts ribbon, Shimmerz paint, Prismacolor makres, Hero Arts gems.

Thanks for stopping by today. Stop by tomorrow for a "just for fun" project. Also, Saturday is the monthly Firecracker Designs blog hop!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


This is my 2nd post today. To see my Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday challenge please scroll down to previous post.

It's time for another Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday sketch challenges. This week we have a guest Twinkie, Madelynn's 7 year old brother Jack. If you would like to play along please use keyword MTTSC19 when you upload to PCP or SCS.

Here is Jack's sketch

Here is my card:
Supplies used: Stamp from DRS Designs, SU CS, Basic Grey dp, SU word window punch, Prima flowers, Shimmerz Mellow Yellow Blingz, black brads.

For more inspiration check out the blogs of the other fabulous MTT design team members:
Heather S.

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

1-2-3 Jacksonbelle Challenge!

It is time for another Jacksonbelle Embellishements Tuesday challenge. This week is definitely a challenge. Our fellow JB design team member, Michelle, challenged us to a 1-2-3 challenge...1 stamp, 2 embellishements and 3 layers (the base layer is included in the 3). If you decide to play along with us, please use keyword JBE050 when you upload to SCS or PCP.

This was a MAJOR MAJOR challenge for me. To be totally honest I think my card sorta sucks but given the restrictions this was my best of 3 attempts - the other 2 ended up in the trash. To try and give the allusion of extra layers I sponged the edges of my Pink Paislee DP with dark brown ink. I don't know that this gave the look I was intending but I guess it helped. As for the the 2 embellishements, I interpreted this as 2 types so I used some ribbon and some Kaiser pearls. The stamp I used is from Inkadinkado.

Sorry the photo is at a weird angle. The sentiment and ribbon aren't really as crooked as they look in the photo.

For some more (and I'm sure, much better) inspiration check out the blogs of the other JB 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

Stop back a little later today for my Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday challenge card. Hope you are all having a great day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

DRS Designs Color Challenge

Welcome back to another DRS Designs challenge...This time the the challenge is to make a card with the following colors...Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion and Summer Sun (or the closest matches)

We would love for you to participate in our color challenge...DRS images or not! Post a direct link to your creation in the comment section of the challenge post on the DRS Designs blog HERE and if you upload to a public gallery use the keyword DRSC19. Once again, DRS is offering some fun blog candy to a lucky participant! Drawing will take place Sunday evening, May 3 and will be posted on the DRS Designs blog.

Here is my card:

For more color challenge inspiration check out the DRS Designs blog to see what the other Design Team members created!
Thanks for stopping by today. Stop back tomorrow for the JB challenge and the MTT challenge! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!!!

First of all I want to thank everyone who donated to Chava's CF Fundraiser!! I am just so incredibly thankful to have such a generous group of friends. You are all amazing!!!! Even if you aren't the winner of the grand prize, know that you are all winners in my heart. Thank you so much!!!

The winner of the GRAND PRIZE blog candy package is....Jessica George!!!!

I also picked 5 runner-up winners who will receive a little gift package from me.
The winners of the 5 runner-up prizes are....Brenda Hauff, Keisha Johnson, Darla Haverstock, Tonniece Anderson and Steph H.

I would also like to send thank you cards to EVERYONE who donated.

With that being said, I need ALL of you who donated to email me your addresses so that I can get these sent out. Please send your info to me at

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Check back in tomorrow for another fun weekly DRS Designs challenge!