Friday, June 19, 2009

Simple Thank You

If you are looking for the Shimmerz birthday blog hop post, please scroll down 2 posts.

Hello all! Today I just have a simple Thank You card to share. I appreciate all of the wonderful comments you all leave on a daily basis. It really means a lot to me!

Both stamps used are from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Paper Makeup Monday Challenge (on Wednesday)

Hope everyone is having a great week. If you are looking for the Shimmerz Birthday Blog Hop post, please scroll down to the previous post.

Since I'm all caught up with my design team work for the month I thought I would take some time this week and do something totally crazy....stamp for fun! LOL. Don't get me wrong, I love all of the stamping time I get, but for the most part I usually spend my stamping time working on design team requirements. This week though, everything is just for fun.
Paper Makeup Stamps has a challenge on their blog every Monday. This week the challenge was to make a project using the colors yellow, aqua, chocolate and white/cream. It just so happens that my latest order from Paper Makeup was delivered on Monday so I had to get them inked up right away. At first I had a hard time trying to tie in the aqua but in the end I absolutely LOVED how my card turned out. I smile every time I look at this adorable guy!
Supplies used: Stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps, SU CS, SU DP, Copic markers, Basic Grey self adhesive pearls.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SHIMMERZ Birthday Blog Hop!!!

This is my 3rd blog post for today. Please scroll down to see my Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge and this week's Twinkling Tuesday sketch challenge.

Welcome to the Shimmerz birthday blog hop!!!! If you are just hopping in, be sure to go back and start the hop from the beginning - the Shimmerz blog - (you will need to start at the beginning and go in order if you are interested in the HUGE Shimmerz blog hop blog candy!). If you got here via Deanna Kroll's blog you came from the right place!

Here is my Shimmerz birthday project:
The present is painted with Sunny and Ultra Marine Shimmerz. The rest of the image is colored with Copic markers. The adorable image and sentiment are from DRS Designs.

Here is a side view TO show that the boy is popped up from the present with dimensionals:
Thanks for hopping along with us. Next stop is the blog of the incredibly talented Jami Bova!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

Our month of sketchy fun continues! This week we have another fun Jacksonbelle Embellishments sketch challenge for you. We would love for you to play along. If you do, please use keyword JBE058 when uploading to PCP or SCS.

Here is this week's sketch:Here is my card:
For my card I flipped the sketch. I used an adorable Stampavie Sarah Kay stamp and some Basic Grey Wisteria designer paper from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I think these images are just totally adorable! Jacksonbelle has 5 different Sarah Kay stamps in stock right now.

Be sure to check the blogs of the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more sketchy inspriation!
AJ Otto
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Kimberly O'Rosky

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back later this morning for the huge Shimmerz birthday blog hop!

Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday Challenge #27

It's time for another fun Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday sketch challenge. Unfortunately I didn't have time to play along this week (actually I tried to play along but after spending 2 hours on a card it ended up in my recycling bin).
We would love for you to play along. If you decided to play, please use keyword MTTSC27 when uploading to SCS and PCP. Here is this week's skech:

Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Twinkling Tuesday design team:
Heather S.
Lisa Slusser

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my blog candy giveaway!
The winner (chosen by is #10.....MONI

Moni, please send me an email ( with your address and I will get your candy sent out right away!

Little Paper Shop Garden Gate Preview

This is my 2nd blog post for today. Please scroll down to see this week's fun DRS Designs challenge!

I am back to preview another set from The Little Paper Shop, and this time, we have an exciting challenge to go along with it!

Introducing: {Garden Gate}! This set is a gorgeous combination of sentiments, butterflies, flowers and more! Garden Gate is like nothing LPS has done before and is SUPER fun to color and embellish. The sentiments are perfect for all occasion so we know you will be getting plenty of use out of this brand new set!

What's more? For one week only, beginning with Tuesday's release, BOTH new releases are on sale for 10% off at The Little Paper Shop! (while supplies last)

Be sure to head over to the LPS Blog today to see what the DT has created for this challenge. It's also LPS Monday, and the 15th of the month (the day of our monthly DT challenge), which means we have QUITE the awesome challenge for you, and not only one, but TWO ways to WIN this set!

You can participate in our DT challenge, issued this month by the FABULOUS Jen, and also leave a comment to be randomly selected, so we'll meet you over at the LPS blog right now for all the fun!

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a FABULOUS Shimmerz birthday blog hop as well as the Tuesday Jacksonbelle challenge and a Twinkling Tuesday Sketch!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

DRS Blog Challenge #23!

Welcome to another DRS Designs Blog challenge...this week the DT was challenged to make a buckle card. You can find a tutorial on how to make these great looking and easy cards HERE on SCS.

We would love for you to play along with the challenge. Post a direct link to your creation in the comment section of the challenge post on the DRS blog so we can check it out! If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword, DRSC23.

Before this challenge, I had never made a buckle card...ever! The tutorial on SCS is really easy to follow. I was a little worried about my card being too simple, but in the end I actually LOVE how it turned out! The flower background is a small stamp that I stamped over and over. I colored the flowers with my Copic and Prismacolor markers and added SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the white flowers. The large red flower is a Prima flower that I folded in half and added a coordinating button. The card is actually really beautiful in real life (the photo just doesn't do it justice).
Supplies used: All stamps are from DRS Designs, SU cardstock, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, SU button, Prima flower, Copic and Prismacolor markers, SU word window punch.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the DRS Designs blog for some more fabulous buckle cards made by the DRS design team.

Exciting News!!

Today I wanted to share some exciting news with all of you. A few weeks back, I got an email asking me if I would be interested in joining the Little Paper Shop design team. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was. I absolutely LOVE the stamps from Little Paper Shop. They have fabulous designs, wonderful quality clear stamps and tremendous customer service. It took me about 2 seconds to accept the invitation! I am thrilled and honored to be joining such a talented team of stampers!

Little Paper Shop is releasing two super-cute sets this month! Both sets will be released THIS Tuesday, June 16th and will be on sale for 10% off beginning on release day. This sale will last one week or while supplies last, so be sure to grab your new stamps while they're HOT!

Our first preview is one "sweet" set, {Katie Cupcake}. Isn't she just the cutest! For my card I colored the image twice. I cut out one Katie and one bow and popped them up on the other image with dimensionals. I glittered the cupcake with chunky glitter to give it the look of sugar.

Be sure to head on over to the LPS Blog to check out the rest of the DT's adorable previews!

Last but not least, want to WIN this set? All you have to do is leave a comment over on the LPS blog and one lucky winner will be chosen via luck and have a "Sweet" Day!

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