Monday, December 27, 2010

Paper Pretties What Not Monday!!

I have a huge announcement to make!  I was excepted a few weeks ago to be a part of the Paper Pretties first ever digi design team....

January 3rd is the official start of my term but um have you SEEN these images!!!  ARTish is a wonderful designer and I am SUPER, DUPER proud to play with those FUN images!!!  there are 2 digital images being released today.  I am showcasing Dr. Feelgood.

I colored this with copics and used some stickles for the apple and milk.  For the sentiment I used a sharpie cause when I feel like this all I can say is UGH.....  Isn't this a super cute image!!!  For more fun inspiration visit the pretties blog!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Kraftin Kimmie/One Crazy Stamper Snow Globe

Hi all and a VERY Happy Holidays to everyone!  I love that Cinderella is so wintery!  Fits right into our challenge (you only have a week left--at the top there is a link for you to join in). 
I made a snow globe off of a tutorial on splitcoast.  this was my VERY FIRST one so it was a lot more cutting then I am used to but still pretty easy to follow along.  I used Design paper from Basic Grey and I used circle Nestabilities.  I also colored her with copics (I know, surprise, surprise :) )  I will keep this short today so you can all enjoy time with your families!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cinderella running from the ball....

Ever since I saw this Kraftin Kimmie Cinderella stamp at One Crazy Stamper I wanted her to move....It just felt like she had to.  I colored her with copics and watered down some shimmery paint and painted her dress so it sparkles a lot in person.  The trees are stamped with some unknown tree stamp I had in my stash and I used a white pin and stickles (Icicles) to make it look snowy.  I also used stickles on the makeshift paper hill.

Here is the basic picture head on.
Here is a picture when she is all the way to the left and she can spin and move just by pushing her.
Here she is moved into the middle
Here she is all the way to the right.

This is my first spinner card and it was fun and super easy to do!  I loved how she moves and think this is a great interactive card!  She wasn't that hard to cut around either.  Her neck is very thin and started to get flimsy and I was worried about it ripping so I took the stickles and put it on the back of her neck in a thick line and let it dry and that seemed to be a pretty good/quick/easy fix to give her neck some strength.

Don't forget about the challenge going on until the end of the month!  Christmas/Winter themed!  I think Cinderella fits right in!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blog candy Alert

I have been wanting one of these for SOOO long

If you go here you can get your chance to win from Studio 3 Solutions and Wee Memories

Monday, December 6, 2010

One Crazy Stamper....Our first challenge

Of course our first challenge had to be Christmas/winter themed!  I personally love the snow but that is because I have to visit it cause it never comes where I am!  I have to admit this is my first Popcorn the bear stamp and it definitely will not be the last!!!!  It stamped so well and the main image was soooo big!  It was also a lot of fun to color which is a big deal to me cause I love coloring anything I can!  I used some pretty stickles for the sparkles on the hat.  I went for clean and simple with this card cause I wanted the image to be the main focal point!

Supply List : Popcorn the bear: Snow BuddiesCopics (Bears: E30, E55, E57, E33, E34, O Other: R46, G94, YG67, B21, BV11, G21), Ice Stickles: Arctic Ice, Generic Ribbon (pleated), Kaisercraft Self Adhesive Silver Rhinestones
Ok so for the challenge Info!  visit our Design Team Blog and you could be randomly selected by participating to win a $25 gift card to the OCS store!

The Rules:

You have until the end of the month to join in. Only new projects (no back linking to old projects). You must mention and link us in your post. You may combine with other challenges.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blog Candy!!!!

OneCrazyStamper is offering a $25 gift card to one lucky follower.
To enter go and visit One Crazy Stamper DT Blog!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge AND CPS Sketch

Hi all!

Well this card was know those cards that fight you the whole way and make you want to just throw it away and start from scratch!  That is how this card was!!!  I really wanted to play along with the Paper pretties challenge since I haven't been able to in a while!  Plus they were also sponsoring CPS sketches this week.  I think it was the sketch that threw me off!  But I did have time to get crafty so I tried anyways!  I have a stack of stuff to share since I have had some awesome inspiration over the last couple of days!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stamping News

Well I guess I am not going to take a break after all cause I got a huge dose of creativity!  In the form of a wonderful invitation to join a new design team.  Starting December 1st I am joining some fabulous ladies as part of the design team for One Crazy Stamper.  It is a wonderful online store that carries some of my FAVORITE products like Kraftin kimmie stamp, Stamps by The Greeting Farm, Copic markers, and wonderful embellishments!!!  Plus the prices are so wonderful that you can get more product!!!  Who doesn't love lots and lots of new goodies?

Also, here is a list of the DT members blogs so you can start following all of us!

1. Dana Christiansen - http//

2. Kathryn Myhre -

3. Sue Berkley -

4. Lisa Rasmussen -

5. Joni Mastronardi -

6. Madge Haycock -

7. Michelle Pearson -

8. Jacilynn Dashwood. -

We will also be having some wonderful challenges and would love to see you all participating with us!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Non Stamping Post---A little break

Hi to all of my stamping friends. 

I haven't posted for a few weeks and I plan on taking another week for a break.  I recently found out a close friend of mine (we met in 9th grade) has been diagnosed with cancer.  She found out 2 weeks before her 30th birthday.  This is hitting me so hard cause we are the same age and if there is one person that knows soooo much about me (good and bad) it would be this lady!  My heart is breaking for the pain she is going through.  I am trying to do what I can to be a good friend but I wish I knew what to do to be the best friend I could be.

I will hopefully be back soon but with everything that has been going on it is hard for the creativity to get going.

Thanks for understanding!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafty Snail

I tried the technique that I see a lot over on Nicol Heady's blog. Which is to put scor tape in a strip and place your glitter over it. Super fun!

I love this snail!!! Super fun to paper piece!!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Merman Ian

This is a digital image of Ian that is colored with copics. I tried to make his hair streaky since he is a merman! Also, his tail (?) is colored with 2 different copic colors and then with the colorless blender I made it look like fish scales. it is really hard to tell in the photograph and honestly no photograph I could take did it justice. It does look cool though!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

bunny in a pot!

This adorable bunny is so fun to color! Have I told you how much I love this guy? This is for a challenge over at Crafty sentiments. We were supposed to use embossing. I heat embossed the flowers and then ran the embossed strip through my cuttlebug to double emboss. I of course used my copics to color him.
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Howdy Girlfriend

This is a great set to make some super cute cards. I love the rustic country look. The antique brads really add something too which is great! I LOVE embellishments.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sketch challenge

I LOVE the new stampin up colors. I wasn't sure I did until I started playing around with them. I of course colored Amy with copics. This was for a sketch challenge and usually I am no good at them but I am starting to think out of the box a little bit. usually I would have just thrown paper where the ribbon is because that is following the sketch. I really liked how this card turned out!
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bubble Bunny

I love this 3-D diarama box and it was so different then anything else I have ever made. I used the bubble bunny flopsy from My Favorite Things
This is a sentiment I made myself and printed out on whisper white and used nestabilities to cut it out. I thought it would be perfect for this!
This is how it looks when you are looking dorectly in.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mothers day in August?

Ok so I am a lot late in posting this! this was another sample of the make and take we did in April. Just in time for Mothers day! SO much fun!!!

I used pebbles shimmer chalks which are fabulous. Sad story about those same chalks is on the drive home they were destroyed by bad packing! the slipped out of my bag and when I opened the door they were all crumbled and smooshed and fell out of my door. UGH!! I saved what I could but still would like to replace them! I also used the Messages for MOM set and the medallion background from stampin up.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Purple friends

Purple is one of my favorite colors and it just screams spring to me!!! I don't have many light purples now that I have gotten rid of all of my retired paper! Hopefully I will enjoy the darker shade of purple as much! I love Amy!!! I can not say that enough! Suzette is doing some great stuff with her!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Favorite Bunny

I don't think I have shown this card and I created it a few months ago (shame on me!!!) This card was for a past guest designer challenge over at My Favorite Things. I used bubble bunny to try to make a masculine card. I actually sent this card to my grandpa for his birthday! This card has a lot of shimmer on it which I think is one of my favorite things to add to most of my cards....the quickest way to add shimmer is the shimmery SU acrylic paint added to a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol....It turns it into a something close to glimmer mist! then you just spray the paper and let it dry and it dries super fast and just leaves the shimmer behind!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Angelic Amy

I love this angel amy image from Crafty Sentiments. I paper pieced the cloud and used some stickles on the wings. I used a sketch for the crafty sentiments 23 challenge!
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Red, White and Blue Bunny

This is from Crafty Sentiments digital image line. I love this little guy. I colored him with my copics. This is for Crafty Sentiments challenges.
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Review of Wall Mounted Wine Rack

Originally submitted at CSN Stores


  • Wall mounted wine rack
  • 6 Bottle wine storage
  • 8 Glass stemware rack
  • Shelf pictured is not included
  • Overall dimensions: 10.5" H x 27.5" W x 9" D

LOVE this product

By RasFam2009 from Suisun City, CA on 9/3/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Attractive Design, Sturdy, Holds Bottles Securely, Good Capacity, Efficient Use of Space, Easy To Assemble

Best Uses: Gifts, Decoration, In The Kitchen, In The Dining Room

Describe Yourself: Stylish, Frequent Entertainer, Bargain Hunter

This product ships ready to hang on the wall. it is a really nice design the color goes great with my stainless steel appliances and it is way sturdy!!! I am very impressed and the great design adds so much to my home!!!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Retreat Card Holder

I love this holder! It is the filled with flair download from papertrey ink. I used the awash with flowers set from stampin up. This matches the easel card I showed you a few weeks back.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Postcard collection!

I LOVE how this turned out. I used one of the templates from papertrey to make this magazine file and created this to hold postcards that I collect from various vacations. This is from the set Going Somewhere fromMy Favorite Things....I love this set!!! It is so much fun to play with!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dancing Queen

This is an older card that I made awhile back but I never posted! I am finding too many of those lately!

You can tell how old this is cause my maiden name is in the watermark :) This was one of the first cards I did using copics! This was over a year ago so it is hard for me to name the other special stuff used!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crafty Summer Fun!

I love the Amy collection!!!! They are soooo adorable and SO MUCH fun to color! And anything that allows me to color makes me a happy girl. I love bright and fun colors!!!
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stampin' Bella Challenge

I LOVE stella.....she was one of those stamps I HAD to have. I colored her with my copics and used a fun glitter pen to color her wand, crown, olive and shoes. This follows a fun sketch from paula over on the Friday Stamping Bella challenge. I had the hardest time with this sketch. I wasted SOOOOO much paper making this one card.
This sentiment is from verve and I think it fits this image perfectly!!!! I also tried using some crazy stitching.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lovely flowersoft!

This is such a sweet image! I loved using the flowersoft with this cause it adds so much fun texture to any project!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CSN store Bedroom Furniture help!

Recently I found this great store that is actually tons of stores all rolled into one convenient web site! I started browsing and they literally have everything I was looking for! Awhile ago hubby and I were given a brand new cal king mattress....well, we have no sheets or bedding or even new furniture to fit it since our old set really doesn't do the trick. Guess what? CSN Stores has tons of really cool, hip, PERFECT Bedroom Furniture Sets!!!! They even have adorable bedding that would be perfect!!!

Ok the picture above would be perfect in my master bedroom!!! same color as some of our other furniture....hmmm decisions, decision!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One of those days

This was one of those stamps that as soon as I saw it I HAD to buy it! I made this over a year ago when I first purchased copics. I am finding a lot of cards that were never posted on my blog. You may see some oldie but goodies sprinkled among my new creations. at least you can see how much I have evolved!

I love this sentiment from Verve stamps! Isn't is SO true! sometimes there will be days like this!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Birthday Amy

One of the past Crafty Sentiments challenge was to make a birthday inspired card. This was my take on that challenge.

I love the lattice background from stampin up and this design paper was perfect!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Can you believe this blog candy?!?

Make sure you visit Kellie at her blog for your chance to enter!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another attempt....crossing my fingers

Stamping Bella was my first non stampin up purchase. and that was at the beginning if this addiction...uh I mean hobby ;) I have loved everything Em has done with her company and she is at the top of my list of stampin' babes I HAVE to meet. You know that question where you have to pick people you would have to a dinner party and it can be anyone dead or alive.....Well one of mine is Em. Just reading her blog you know she would be a blast to have at the dinner party, especially after this sistah keeps topping off her wine glass!

I was overjoyed when I found out that Em was hosting her first EVER open design team call! Well part of it is you have to enter all of the August challenges. Easy Peasy..right?

Well this weeks was to add bling. Sounded simple enough...umm 3 cards later that just weren't enough and this was the best out of the three! UGH! It is not my favorite work I have ever done but I still think it turned out all right.....just not my best work....I am ready to jump in to see what the next week has in store. I am hoping with my birthday being at the end of the month that will be some added luck for me....

I love daisyboardabella!!! She is fierce :) I also had some basic grey eskimo kisses still in my stash and I love that Wild wasabi matches perfect. For the bling I added martha stewert snow glitter under her boots and dew drops in the corners.

I feel like a contestant on American Idol....."This means the world to me and this is my dream" and I am holding up 2 fingers and Ryan is telling everyone to call to vote for me! :) Stay tuned for more bella goodness!!! I am in a goofy mood as I am posting this so excuse the rambling!

Another challenge

I think I am becoming a bit of a challenge addict!!!!

One of my favorite stores to buy all kinds of crafty goodies is 7 kids college fund! I love this store!!! I usually buy my Kraftin kimmie and The greeting farm stamps there (that is when I am not doing an order for all that scraps). 7 kids has such a large selection of just about everything you would want to own. Recently they have started a new challenge blog. Since it incorporated 2 of my favorite things (pink and dots) I HAD to make time to play.

This image is available over at 7 kids college fund. My dots is the Swiss dot cuttlebug folder on the background and the pink is just about everywhere. I also used pearl dots! And some pretty pink shimmerz on her dress and flowers. I love Anya because she is SO much fun to color. I colored her with my copics!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1,000 sheets of paper blog candy!!!

Can you believe all of those goodies!!!! Want your own chance? click here!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Paper Pretties Challenge

I have been a fan of Paper pretties since I first started stamping. That was about 4 years ago and that was also when the very first Sophia stamp came out (cuddle me). Recently, paper pretties changed hands and has a new owner, My old Firecracker Design Team member Heather! I am so happy for her new adventure and wholeheartedly support this endeavor!!!!!! It does help that I am HOPELESSLY addicted to Sophia and anything that has her connected to it :)

So the pretties Wednesday challenges are continuing and I am down to the wire!

I used make a splash Sophia! I am LOVING using my sewing machine on my cards. I received it as a gift from my mom last Christmas and I NEVER have sewed before! So I am learning and my stitches are getting straighter!!! So Jodi over on Confessions of a ribbon addict has this great Q&A about sewing on cards. She recommends this thread that is XP super thick and it is sold at Joann's. Well I have thread from Wal-mart and I was Leary if there really was a difference. OMG their is! if you look closely at the card you will notice I actually made this card in pieces over a few days. the larger square (card base) was stitched with my wal-mart thread and the circle and smaller thread was stitched with my new super thick thread.....can you see how much brighter and thicker it looks!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bella's are lookin' for a sistah!!!! Pick me!

Ok so Stamping Bella is looking for a new stampin' sistah to join the ranks....was I ever soooo excited for that oppurtunity!!!! That is on my goal list cause I love me some stamping bella. last weeks challenge was for paper piercing. I paper pieced the baloons and colored the image with copics. I also sponged the edges with memento ink. I love this thick satin ribbon that I have owned forever but just opened! OK I will be hitting the craft room tomorrow to work on this weeks challenge which is getting blingy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Daffodil Anya

I am loving the greeting farm stamps. I am a huge fan of anya...which is really funny considering I wasn't a huge fan at first....then I got my hands on them and OMG converted!!!! They are amazing to color and add to ANY project!!!! I love the sketch challenge they recently had! usually not a huge fan of sketches cause I am horrible at getting creative with them but these sketches brought the creative person out!!!

I have been dieing to make a black and yellow card since I saw daffodil delight. Yellow and Black are REALLY in right now! this was soooo much fun to make! I used the new stampin up daffodil delight and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I used copics to color and shimmerz for the dresses and to paint the white primas the shimmery coal color and put clear dew drops in the flower center.

I entered the challenge here

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Retreat Easil

In April my friend Candice and I hosted a stamp retreat. It turned out wonderful! We had 10 wonderful attendees and we rented a fabulous 7 bedroom house in Grass Valley, California. We held 3 fabulous make and take classes and I had so much fun designing them and hosting the classes! Here is one of the make and takes we did!

This is the front of the easil card we made. I used the new stampin up set Awash with Flowers. it was a lot of fun to use!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Monochromatic Kraftin Kimmie

OK...Have I had the chance to GUSH about how much I absolutely adore, love, cherish Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! ESPECIALLY the Moonlight Whispers collection. I was lucky enough to make a large purchase from all that scraps and honestly I need to make another purchase to get all of the NEW release!!!! OK so this weeks challenge was to make a mostly monochromatic card. This was so much fun to do!

When Stampin up released their new colors I was on the fence...until I started playing with marina mist!!! That has to be my favorite new color....of course I am shocked how much I LOVE daffodil delight as well!

Ok here is my card:

I colored the image with copics and used memento ink. I stitched using my sewing machine and the paper is SU: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue.

Hope you like it!!! Visit Kraftin Kimmies Blog to enter your own card!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fun Crafty Sentiments!

This is such a great image to play with! I love using shimmer stuff to make it shine!!!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer valentine?

A little off season but hey at least I have a card ready early (or late if you actullay think about when this was originally created). I am really liking anything vintage. I hope you have enjoyed me getting caught up on all of the stuff I have been hoarding! This image is from Dog Gone Stamps

Monday, July 26, 2010

Golfer Guy

I love this image from Dog Gone Stamps. it is great to color. Have you noticed how much I love to color with all types of mediums! of course I think copics make me look like I am a real artist!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Double challenge!

I really, really like how this one turned out!!! this one was so much fun to do and I love the colors. I used kraft, Cameo Coral, and So Safron and this was for the challenge I hosted over on Splitcoast for the Virtual Stamp Night
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Crafty Shimmers

I tried to use some spray shimmer on the card but I used WAY too much and it smeared the image a little too much! I love using buttons on my projects but I need to practice with them more with ribbon.
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going somewhere MFT style

This was a project I had made for a MFT guest designer challenge. This was fun and was different then anything I had made before. I colored this with copics and used my scorpal to create.
This is how the project looks when it is completely closed. It encloses into a box.


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