I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Showers Challenge

Today starts a new challenge over at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog. As we know April showers bring May flowers however use your imagination anything that reminds you of water and rain may also be used you decide, you can use "water colors", Water background, so many options !! Think paper, embellishments, ribbon whatever strikes you.

And use this sketch that was created by the fabulous Scrappy!

and this is the card I came up with, it uses April Rub:y

Image-Stella: April (Bugaboo Stamps)
Sentiment-Artful INKables
Flowers-Close to My Heart
Paper-Piggy Tales
Cardstock-Close to My Heart
Embellishments:  Dew Drops, bling

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring Totally Papercrafts

Totally Papercraft's challenge this week is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and we are to use the following recipe:
4 embellishments
3 papers
2 ribbons/lace
1 image
This was a pretty fun challenge to take on and I hope you do too.  By playing along you will be put in for a drawing to win 7 free digis from Bugaboo, so hop on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog and submit your card!  Don't forget to leave some love for the other Guest DT and regular DT members while you are there :)

Artful INKables

Today's card features three different sets from Artful INKables.  When I received the Peacock Pagentry background image, I had no clue what I was going to do with it so it's just been sitting on my table.  Then out of the blue, I had an idea for the perfect card using this set and others.
First I took hollyhock ink and stamped the background image on white and then adhered it to hollyhock cardstock.  I then used my nestabilities and cut out two different size die cuts (one in hollyhock and one in white).  I then took the feathers from Into the Moonlight and the saying from Fictionally Inspired, added some ribbon and bling and you get this very simple but pretty card :)
Don't forget to head over to the blog and take part in this week's Think Ink Challenge using a paint swatch--definitely will challenge you :)  You get a chance to win some awesome stamps!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blog Candy Alert

Motivet is offering some awesome blog candy.  If you haven't seen their stamps before, you need to check them out!  


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Artful INKables April Flowers blog hop

Welcome to the Artful INKables blog hop! We are celebrating the fabulous month of April with some amazing April flowers  the Artful INKables way!
 If you haven’t come here from
-->Alicia’s Blog, be sure to hop on over to the Artful INKables Blog, you don’t want to miss anything for today’s hop!
 For today's post I used an image from the Post A Note stamp set found here.  I printed out the image three different times and colored two sets of the flowers.  I then figured out which one's I wanted to pop up and went from there.  The bottom set is actually raised up twice so you have three layers.  I looked through my new stash of Piggy Tales papers and found this one designer paper that seemed like it matched the vines on the flowers perfectly. 

 Make sure to comment on every one's blog, because one lucky commenter will win a $10.00 gift certificate to spend at the Artful INKables store!  Please leave your comments by Friday, April 23rd, 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time, one lucky winner will be chosen on Saturday, April 24th.
Thank you for participating in today’s blog hop, now hop on over to Michelle’s blog, you will love everything you see today!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Winner of the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff blog hop...

is lucky commentor #13, Anonymous-Tamara; You are getting the awesome Puddle fun set created by Lindsay.  Enjoy your set!!

Custom Portrait drawn by Victoria Case

I know it's way too early to be thinking about Father's Day but I had to get a start on it since I wasn't sure how long it would take.  I wanted to give Brian something that he wouldn't ever expect and of course he has no clue who Victoria Case is so I knew I was on the right track LOL  I contacted Victoria on Wednesday about drawing up a sketch of Abby and what you see is the final copy that will be mailed out today/tomorrow.
I am amazed at how much it does look like Abby and how it captured her personality (and chubby checks) perfectly.  Brian is a huge Philadelphia Eagles Fan so when Victoria said she put Abby in the Eagles shirt, I knew Brian would LOVE it!

I of course can't keep a secret so I showed Brian today and he is VERY excited to get it this week.

Anything But a Card (ABaC)

Monday's over at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog is Anything But a Card.  Now I"m sure you're like me and have a ton of images on your computer and probably only print them out as you need them.  So I wanted to create something where I can print out a bunch of Bugaboo images and have them right at my fingertips.  This cute little box serves that purpose.  I didn't go overboard on embellishing because I have a small space and things get a little cramped sometimes.  I put the cute little Cocoa Christmars mouse that I've had colored in for the longest time and never did anything with on the top.  Added a flower for a knob and there you have it :)

Critter Sketch Challenge #10

Since this is the tenth challenge, Melanie thought it would be fun for us to create a project using just ten items.  Now that seems pretty easy but when you want to add one more dew drop or something you can't :)

So here is my card.  For some reason it's looks pretty bright but it really isn't that way in person.

1 Image (Isabella sitting from Bugaboo Stamps, sitting on a swing from CC designs--digitally edited)
1 cardstock (the darker blue is just the reverse of the patterned paper so I didn't count it LOL)
1 ribbon
2 flowers
I patterned paper
3 dew drops
1 sentiment ("Spotlight" stamp set from The Greeting Farm)

Now let's see what you can do, head over to the Challenge blog and submit your entry.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bugaboo Stamps blog hop winner

and the winner is Jenn Borjeson!  Please email me at so that I can make sure that you get your image!