Saturday, August 22, 2009

A couple challenges...

This card has taken me 5 days to get done...pathetic I know. I've sorta been working on it a few minutes here and there all week long. I started it on Monday by picking out my cardstock and stamping my sentiment....then it sat until Wed when I picked the sketch...then I tinkered with it a few minutes on Thursday and Friday and finally put it together tonight. It is a combination of the Paper Makeup weekly challenge (this week the challenge was to use black, green and blue) and the Mojo Turns 100- Day 3 sketch. Not sure I'm totally thrilled with the end product but at least I finally got it done.

Here is the sketch:
I just finished this and took the photo in my stamp room at 9pm so you'll have to forgive the poor photo quality.

Some of you may be wondering why it took me a week to make 1 card....WELL...we spent the week meeting teachers, registering for school, going to the doctor, getting hair cuts, going to the Milwaukee zoo, seeing the movie "Ponyo", swimming the day away at the Kalahari , going to the WI Deer Park, going to Chuck E Cheese.....COMPLETELY EXHAUSTING. I'm lucky I found time for 1 card in there.

Thanks for stopping by today! We are taking the kids mini golfing tomorrow so you probably won't hear from me again until Monday for the Little Paper Shop Monday challenge! Have a great weekend!

A Little Bird Told Me...

Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! Today I wanted to share a card I made as one of my Firecracker Designs design team cards a couple months ago. For this card I used the set "A Little Bird Told Me" The full set looks like this:

The images in this set are beautiful and you can get the whole sheet of unmounted rubber for only $8.99!

I also wanted to send out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish to my fellow FCD design team member Libby! Libby, I hope you have a great day!
I hope the rest of you all have a great day too! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 21, 2009


I hope you all had a great week! It has been a busy, exhausting, chaotic week around here and I'm looking forward to some major relaxing this weekend!
Today I have another "Elephants on Parade" card to share with you. "Elephants on Parade" is one of the newly released sets from Firecracker Designs and the good news is now back in stock!

I just absolutely love this image. Isn't that elephant just absolutely gorgeous! Pamela really did an AWESOME job with this set. I love everything about it! The entire set is full of fun elephants and coordinating sentiments!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A quick post...

This week has been totally crazy for appointments, school registrations, hair cuts, a trip to the zoo, etc. etc. All of this chaotic end of summer stuff before school starts next week. I haven't really had much time to myself at all which means I don't have anything new to share but I do have an old project that I haven't shown on my blog yet. So...

I made this card a few months ago and unfortunately I made it because I needed it. Sympathy are the absolute hardest cards for me to make when I need them. If I don't need one I have no problem making them.

I used PTI's "Out on a Limb" set along with some Stampin Up prints designer paper.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

This week we have a super fun sketch for you! We would love it if you played along with us. If you do, be sure to let us know....leave a comment on the challenge post on the JB blog with a link to your creation and/or use keyword JBE067 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

Here is this week's sketch:

For my card I used Basic Grey designer paper, Basic Grey pearls and GORGEOUS reversible May Arts ribbon from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. The sentiment is from DRS Designs.

For more sketchy inspiration, check out the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Kristine Breach ~ Ink Something

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Loretta Lock ~ Love to Create

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Melissa Bove: Keepsakes By Melissa

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

I also wanted to mention that Lindsey just got a TON of awesome new holiday themed Inkadinkado stamps in. These new designs are AWESOME. If I wasn't so poor right now my cart would definitely be full of these gorgeous new designs!

There is also a pre-order going on for a ton of adorable Stampavie Christmas stamps! Check them out HERE.

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

Monday, August 17, 2009

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge (and August Preview!)

Where did the weekend go? Can't believe it is already Monday. We have a busy week of doctor appointments, hair cuts, meet the teachers and school registration. Yikes! Good thing I got my stamping for this week done early!

It is time for another fun Little Paper Shop Monday challenge! Today we have another fantastic LPS Sketch Challenge for you:We also have a fun August preview to show you: {KATIE CAROUSEL}, our newest 3x4 stamp set that will be released TOMORROW along with the new digis that you saw yesterday!

I didn't play along with the sketch this week but I do have a Katie Carousel card to share:
Be sure you check out the blogs of the entire LPS design team for more fabulous {Katie Carousel} fun!

Would you like to win {Katie Carousel}? There are TWO ways to WIN! LEAVE A COMMENT today on the Little Paper Shop blog and Julia will pick a random winner who will be announced tomorrow on the LPS blog.

Another random winner will be chosen from anyone who participates in this week's challenge, so be sure to leave a comment on the LPS blog telling us you've played along with the sketch! This week's keyword is LPSC29 :) This winner will be announced next Monday on the LPS blog.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fun Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Little Paper Shop Preview Time!!!

Hello everyone! I can't believe it is already time for another fabulous Little Paper Shop release! Where does the time go? I can't believe we are already in the middle of August!
This month Julia is releasing some super cute digi stamps as well as an adorable stamp set. These will all be available to purchase on Tuesday. Today you can see sneak peaks of all of the digi stamps on the LPS design team members blogs. The design team was also challenged to use the "Spotlighting" technique. To see a tutorial on "Spotlighting" click HERE.

Here is my "In the Spotlight" challenge card using the new digi "Jena and Hank".

Make sure you check out the blogs of the entire LPS design team for more fabulous sneak peeks!

You will also want to make sure that you check out the LPS blog. LEAVE A COMMENT on the Little Paper Shop blog letting us know you think about these new digis and Julia will choose THREE RANDOM WINNERS tomorrow-they will each receive TWO FREE DIGIS from the new collection!

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back tomorrow for another fun sneak peek!!