Friday, May 1, 2009

A happy ending to a rotten week...

It has been a rough week around here but I got some news tonight that turned everything around. I entered a couple cards in this month's Paper Pretties Cutie Pie contest and one of my cards was chosen as this month's winner! I am so incredibly excited!!!! Check out the announcement on the Paper Pretties blog HERE.

Here is my winning card:
I think this Sophia image is just the most precious thing ever! Isn't she just beautiful!!! I love coloring her and this is definitely not the last time you will see her on my blog!!!

Thank you so much Christie for choosing me as this month's Cutie Pie!!!!

Blog Candy Winner!

GRRRRRR! The computer does not appear to be my friend today. Man, I need a vacation or something!

Sorry for taking so long to post this. The winner of my April blog candy giveaway is.....

Blogger The Stamper's Touch


I am going to put together the list of favorite movies and books sometime tomorrow so be on the lookout! Hope you all have a great night!

One of those weeks...

This week is definitely not one of my best weeks ever. Sometimes life gets a bit overwhelming for me and I get a little lost. I am pretty much an anal, uptight, organized person and when chaos and unknowns set in my life starts to fall apart a bit. I'm telling you all this because I'm way behind on a lot of things this week. I promise I will have my blog candy winner posted later today (I wanted to go through and post the list of everyones fav books and movies, but I haven't gotten to that yet) and I also have some fun Shimmerz NSD stuff to post later to.

I do have some totally cool Jacksonbelle Embellishements info that I can post right now (because I cheated and all I am doing is cutting and pasting the info from the JB blog ) Check this out:

Hello!! I am thrilled to announce a fun pre-sale that we have going on! Our sweet Melody Schwartz (aka lacyquilter on SCSers) has handmade these gorgeous and incredibly fun crocheted flowers! Starting today through May 15th you can order as many as you like by emailing (Lindsey) at OR by ordering them through Jacksonbelle Embellishments!


Each package contains 8 flowers measuring about 1″ in diameter (for $7.99). Each package also includes at least 1 white or vanilla flower. Every color I have seen is just beautiful!! Shipping for up to 10 packages will be $2.25. Payment must be received before he 15th. :)

Thanks for stopping by and I promise I will have the blog candy winner posted later today.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blog Hoppin DRS style! Stop #4

It's time for another DRS Designs blog hop! Today the design team will be giving you sneak peeks of the newest designs that will be released this Saturday! If you are just joining the hop, please start back stop #1 - the DRS blog! If you are interested in some awesome blog candy, make sure you follow the hop all the way to the end!

I am so excited about this upcoming release and I really think you will be too when you see all of the fabulous sneak peeks. I really liked all of the cards I made with these new stamps so I had a hard time deciding which card to use for the blog hop today. After changing my mind about 30 times I've decided to share 2 cards.

This first card uses these adorable new bait stamps. Who would have thought a worm could look so cute!

My second card uses one of the adorable DRS Dustin Pike stamps. This monkey image makes me smile every time I look at easy way to brighten up anyone's day!
These adorable new stamps will be available to purchase on the DRS Designs web site starting this Saturday. While you are there, check out the AWESOME grab bags that they have available...they are a great way to build up your DRS Designs collection at an unbelievably awesome low price (only $7.95)!! You can find the grab bags in the accessories section HERE.

Next stop on the DRS blog hop is the blog of the talented Dawn Knight.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The chaos we call life...

I think the title says it all. No card today but I did want to make sure you all know that tomorrow the DRS Designs dt is having a blog hop that you absolutely will not want to miss! The hop will be full of awesome sneak peaks from the upcoming DRS release.

Hope you are all having a fabulous day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MTTSC20 Ribbit, Ribbit

This is my 2nd post today. To see my Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge card please scroll down to the previous post.

I'm cheating a little on this week's Twinkling Tuesday challenge. I actually made this card a few weeks ago but since it fit the challenge so perfectly, I'm using it!
The challenge this week is to make a card with a frog on it (or any other critter if you don't have a frog stamp). If you decide to play along with us this week, please use keyword MTTSC20 when uploading to PCP or SCS.

The stamps I used are all from DRS Designs. I have loved this Cutie Pie kid since the first time I saw him in the DRS catalog. I was so excited to finally get my hands on him and this is the first card I've made with him. The cute little frog in the background is one the stamps you can choose for free when you join the DRS Designs Rubber Mania Monthly...if you've never heard about Rubber Mania, check out the deets HERE. Did you notice I used my favorite stamp EVER yet again...the easy grass background! Have you bought this stamp yet? If not, you should. It is awesome!!!
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Prismacolor markers, Cuttbug embossing folder, foam dimensionals.

Speaking of DRS Designs....I was browsing their newly updated website yesterday and came across something I couldn't wait to share with all of you...GRAB BAGS! DRS has grab bags of rubber for only $7.95. This is an AWESOME deal and a great way to pick up a varitey of high quality unmounted rubber stamps. If you are new to DRS, this would be a great economical way to start your collection. These grab bags are high quality stamps (no seconds) and there are no duplicates. This is seriously a FABULOUS deal!!! To check out the grab bags click HERE.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the other Twinkling Tuesday design team members for some more frog-tastic inspiration!

Heather S.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop back tomorrow for another DRS Designs May sneak peek!


Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for another Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday Challenge. This week our challenge is to make a card that is any shape except for rectangle. If you decide to play along with us, please use keyword JBE051 when you upload to PCP or SCS.

After thinking my card last week really sucked, I really really like how this week's card turned out...
Supplies used: Stamps from Inkadinkado, Cuttlebug embossing folder, self adhesive gems, SU CS, Archivers scalloped note cards, SU DD glitter, black embossing powder, Prismacolor markers.

For some more shaped card inspiration check out the blogs of the other JB rockstars:

Melissa Bove (check out Melissa's awesome blog candy giveaway too!)

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 27, 2009

DRS Designs May Release Sneak Peak!

The newest stamps at DRS Designs will be available to purchase this Saturday, May 2nd. The entire release is out of this world fantastic. There are a ton of cute new images as well as some fabulous sentiments! I will have more sneak peaks for you all week plus the DRS DT will be having a blog hop starting Thursday that you DEFINITELY won't want to miss!!!
Today I wanted to show one of my favorite cards that I made with the new releases. For this card I actually used just a small portion of 4 different animal stamps as well as this adorable coordinating sentiment. These adorable animal images are by a new artist for DRS Designs...Dustin Pike. Dustin has 6 adorable animal images being released this month.
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, DCWV DP, MS punch, Copic markers, Gina K animal print brads, Circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by today. I will have sneak peeks all week so please stop back!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Little Paper Shop inspiration challenge

I don't know if I've mentioned it on my blog before but I am really picky about stamp quality. When I first tried out clear stamps a few years ago I hated them. I didn't think clear stamps could give a quality image. In fact after buying several brands I ended up giving away all of my clear stamps. I didn't even consider clear stamps again for several months. The problem was, I kept seeing a ton of super cute images that were only available in clear. I finally gave in and started trying out clear stamps again. I have found that there is a SIGNIFICANT range of quality in clear stamps. Little Paper Shop stamps happen to be some of the absolute best quality clear stamps that I have found (Our Craft Lounge, Inkadinkado and There She Goes are my other absolute favorites!) (I won't publicly post the companies that I think have poor quality clear stamps but if you want to know my opinions send me an email and we can chat). If you haven't tried out LPS I highly recommend them...and BTW, they are having an AWESOME sale right now (I just placed a huge order yesterday).
On Monday last week the LPS blog posted an inspriation challenge. I had hoped to work on this all week but time just got away from me. I finally found some time tonight to stamp and thought I would play along. Here is the inspiration challenge photo:

Here is my card (and as crazy as it might seem, I didn't use a butterfly on my card, lol):Supplies used: Stamp from LPS, SU CS, BG DP, Dress it up glitter dots, Prima flower, SU scalloped edge punch.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for my first DRS Designs May sneak peek.

Guess what this is....

The newest stamps at DRS will be released in less than a week! We can't start showing you the images until tomorrow but I thought I would give you a teeny tiny sneak peek today. I am SOOOOOOOO excited about this release and I KNOW you will be too. You will love EVERY SINGLE ONE of the new images that the wonderful DRS Designs artists came up with this month! Stop by tomorrow for the full picture!

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!