Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's the weekend!

I hope you are all having a great weekend! Today I thought I would share a DRS card that I made a few months ago. This is one of my favorite DRS cards that I've made. I love this sentiment stamp and I really liked how this card came together (Plus it uses my favorite Cosmo Cricket DP).

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!! Stop by on Monday for another fun DRS Designs blog challenge!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Shimmerz Newz!!!

Shimmerz Paints is about to re-release Shimmerz Spritz! It will be coming in several awesome colors!! The new and improved Shimmerz Spritz will be released at midnight on May 20th, which is when all the colors will be shown!

So, do you want to win 3 bottles of Shimmerz Spritz?? Here's all you have to do: Visit this post HERE on the Shimmerz blog! Shimmerz will be giving away Shimmerz Spritz to 3 lucky winners! Even better...there are 3 ways to win! For all the details be sure to visit the Shimmerz Blog today!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Paper Makeup Sketch Challenge

I got my latest order from Paper Makeup Stamps a couple days ago and I couldn't wait to get them inked up. Since my stamp room is back in business I grabbed my new stamps and went to work. Paper Makeup also has a sketch challenge going on right so I decided to play along.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:Isn't this guy adorable!!! His name is Terry the Pterodactyl and he has 2 other adorable dino friends that you can see here. I hand drew the balloon strings and added die cut balloons that I covered with SU Crystal Effects and glitter. The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Humble Mouse set. I also added Marigold Shimmerz paint to the image for highlights.

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

Don't forget...

The crocheted flower pre-sale at Jacksonbelle ends tomorrow. I already put my order in and can't wait for them to get here! If you are interested in pre-ordering these GORGEOUS flowers, email Lindsey at The flowers are $7.99 for a package of 8 (shipping for up to 10 packages is only $2.25). These beauties are hand made by Melody Schwartz (aka lacyquilter on SCSers).

I hope you all have a great day!

High Hopes

I have high hopes of finally stamping today so I thought this card using a stamp from High Hopes was perfect to share. I made this card a couple months ago but just am finally getting around to sharing it. Last fall when I went to the annual stamp expo in town I bought some Coredinations cardstock. It sat in my stamp room for almost 6 months and I finally pulled it out for this card. This stuff is really cool. I bought the black textured cardstock with the colored core. For this card I used the blue. I only wanted a little blue to show so I used a sanding block on the cardstock until I got the desired look. This paper is super cool. Next I plan to use it with the cuttlebug embossing folders.
Now I'm off to get the kids some breakfast, throw in a load of laundry and then try and get caught up on some stamping! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My stamp room!

I finally finished putting almost everything back in my stamp room. It is really gloomy today so the lighting isn't great but here are a few pictures:

My stamp cave! Or in other words...ORGANIZED CHAOS!
Here is a wide shot of my room taken from our family room. There is a half wall that divides my stamp room from the family room.
Look at that beautiful trim around the window. Now we just need to get the blinds put in so that all of my Prima's don't fade. They probably won't stay on the window sill but I thought they looked so pretty there for the picture.
Here is another shot from the family room just at a different angle.Stamp and general storage areas
Here is a shot of my table looking towards the family room. The trim in the family room isn't done yet so it is a total chaotic mess right now.
My paper and misc storage
So there you have it. It is a good thing I took pictures today as it will probably never be this clean again (usually you can't even see my stamp table - I am a very messy stamper).
Thanks for stopping by today! Now that I have things put back together I can get back in the stamping groove! Hopefully I will have lots of new stuff to show you soon! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

It's all about the fun!

It's all about the fun! When you are a kid, birthdays definitely are all about the fun (and presents). I love this super cute Dustin Pike elephant stamp from DRS Designs. To make him a little more birthday-ish I cut a little party hat out of cardstock.
I know I have been promising pictures of my stamp room, but heck if I'm still putting it back together. I have the afternoon off today so I plan on finishing things up while the kids are at school. So if I'm lucky and productive, I might have pictures later today! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another 3 Challege Day...

Because my stamp room has been under major construction, yesterday was the first time I've gotten to stamp in a week. I don't quite have everything put back together yet so in order to utilize my time wisely I combined 3 different challenges again this week.

Challenge #1: Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday Challenge...this week we have a fabulous sketch challenge. If you decide to play along please use keyword JBE053 when you upload to SCS and PCP. Lindsey just listed a ton of gorgeous Basic Grey pearls and gems as well as some really fun new Inkadinkado stamps! Plus, you can still preorder those gorgeous crocheted flowers too!!!Be sure to check out the other Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more inspiration!
AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Worner
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Kimberly O'Rosky

Challenge #2: Madalynn's Twinkling Tuesday Challenge...this week we have a guest Twinkie...Nicky. Nicky is the son of one of our TT design team members Kimberlee. For his challenge Nicky chose a color challenge...BLUE, ORANGE and PURPLE. If you decide to play along please use keyword MTTSC22 when you upload to SCS or PCP.

Be sure to check out the other Twinkling Tuesday design team members for more inspiration!
Heather S.

Challenge #3: Paper Makeup Stamps Blog Challenge...this week the challenge on the Paper Makeup Blog is to use anything that sparkles (I used 34 rhinestones).

A little about my card....first of all, I love this sentiment from Paper Makeup Stamps. It gives me hope that someday I will find paradise (because I am definitely currently living in the land of chaos) LOL! Second...the newly released Lime Rickey Basic Grey paper totally reminds me of my life...major chaos, LOL! Third...this fairly simple card took way way way too long to make, thus causing chaos in my already busy schedule...In the end I realized that I'm ok with life just wouldn't be the same without it (plus I still have that dream of paradise).

It is really hard to tell from this picture but the darker cardstock used is eggplant (not black)

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm hoping to get my stamp room finished today and maybe even take a picture of it. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cutie Pie Kid Monday

Today I thought I would take a break from the DRS new releases and show a card that I made with one of the Cutie Pie Kids images that were released a few months ago. I love these kids. This one in particular is one of my favorites. Isn't he SOOO cute!!! You can see all of the DRS Designs Cutie Pie Kids images HERE!!!
And don't forget about those awesome grab bags...if you want to get a good DRS Designs collection started for a really reasonable price, check them out HERE!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone is having a great Mother's Day! I haven't stamped in 6 days but I'm happy to say that the trim is done in my stamp room and I got to move almost everything back in (there is still a little drywall spot that needs to be done in one corner). I can't tell you how happy I am. I spent 4 hours putting things back and I probably still have about 2 hours of organizing left to do tomorrow but that is ok because I can stamp tomorrow! YAY!!!

I'm not going to post a card today but I do want to post a super sweet blog award that was given to me by the awesomely talented Katie Cotton. Thank you Katie for totally making my day!!!!

This award is given to those that show positive attitude and gratitude daily.
Now it's my turn to chose 5-10 bloggers that I feel worthy of this award. All of the ladies I have chosen inspire me daily with their positive attitudes, generosity, gratitude and talent! I feel so blessed to consider these people my friends!

Visit their blogs for your own inspiration.

1. Jessica G
2. Maria
3. Nessy
4. Kisa
5. Jessica
6. Janna
7. Jen
8. Vicki

Thanks for stopping by today. Stop by tomorrow for a fun DRS Designs card and possibly some pictures of my stamp room (once I get it totally put back together!).