I've been published!!!

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

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Who doesn't love a cowboy....

especially when he looks like this? ;)  This image is from Victoria Case and can be found here.  I just love her images and how vesitle they are.  I'm actually having her draw up a picture of Abby to give to Brian for Father's Day, the sketches I've seen so far are awesome and I can't wait to see the finished product.

Hula Lili

Last week I received my shipment of stamps from Inky Impressions and couldn't wait to play with them.  I really couldn't decide which one to ink up first so I let Abby decide and she choose "Hula Lili".    I kept the card simple with only one designer paper but added the layer of four flowers with the bow and a palm tree charm hanging from it. 

Masculine Card

After Friday's post I knew I wanted to create another card using the Into the Moonlight set because I wasn't "feeling" that one.  So today during nap time I sat down and made this one.  Each month I receive a kit in the month from Annie's Attic and up until today I haven't touched them.  They gave directions to make this card using an car stamp and everything :)

I really liked how this one turned out and I will tell you I'm glad to see my mojo back :)

Note:  The image looks shiny but it really isn't, I think it's just the glare off the ink.

Do you love Victoria Case images???

Then come join me in this brand new yahoo where we can all get together and share our creations using her stamps/images and just have some fun.   Make sure you pass this along to your friends :)

Victoria Case Stamps Yahoo Group

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Greeting Farm Thursday Challenge

This is the first week for The Greeting Farm's Thursday's Scrapbook challenges and it was to create a page using Greeting Farm stamps only (logically LOL).   I had origianlly made this last week for the Team challenge but it wasn't used and has been sitting on my desk so I thought it would be perfect for this and I'm happy to be able to show you all finally.
This is a picture of Abby when she was 10 months old dressed up as a Koala bear for Halloween.  Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks :)

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo

Don't forget that Jodie has some awesome freebies for you today in the Bugaboo shop to download.
And there are more that go with these adorable freebies that ou can find for sale in the shop. Before you run over to grab the freebies, take a peek at what our DT did!   Make sure you visit their blogs and leave some love!!

Catch you all later!

Artful INKables/Think INK post

My post today is a card I made for this week's Think INK challenge which there is still plenty of time to join.  The challenge this week was issued by Jackie and it was to use a color swatch on the card.  Now this was definitely a challenge for me as I had no clue what I was going to do.
I ended up taking the pawn from the "Into the Moonlight" set from Artful INKables, stamped that on the swatch added some dew drops and ribbon, then mounted it on my card base.  I'm not too sure about it (kind of seems like the norm lately) but I'm hoping to have more time to play this weekend as the painting is finally done! (We painted our bedroom where my craft stuff is). 
So check back this weekend as I should have more stuff for you :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Catch the Bug Challenge/Blog Hop

Welcome to another awesome challenge at Catch the bug.  This time around you are to use a bug...image, paper, embellishment, whatever you like just as long as there is a bug on there :)   You should have arrived from Scrappy's blog, isn't she just awesome??  Now I have two projects to share with you today.

First is one using the Ladybug Bug Jar.  The papers I used are some that I got free from Piggy Tales.  For some reason I couldn't pull this one together and this is what I ended up with--yuk!!! 

So since I hated this first one, I thought I'd give it another shot and used the Bugaboo Brats bug-snail image.  The tree stump is from CC Designs (found at All that Scraps) and the papers are once again from the free pile that I got from Piggy Tales.

If you're saying to yourself "I don't have any bugs laying around my craft room, well guess what this is just one of the awesome "bugs" you can find at the store!!  If you click on her, you will be brought right to the section where she can be found along with all the other adorable bugs---which I desperately need all of them :)

 Now it's time to make your way to Melissa's blog and she what she created for you today!  If you get lost along the way you can go back to the Catch the Bug blog and find your spot.

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome to the LSS anniversary blog hop, wasn't Shannon''s project great! If you didn't come from Shannon's blog be sure to visit Lindsay's blog and start the hop from the beginning. If you get lost along the hop you can always see the hop list on Lindsay's blog.

To enter, simply leave a comment on my post today. Easy, huh?

For a second chance to win, grab the button below and post on your blog, then post here with a link. By the way, every stop on the hop for each of the three days has a give-a-way! You have until Monday, April 19th to enter. Winners will be notified on Tuesday.

Make sure to stop by mygrafico for our 3-day virtual crop. There will be challenges and daily freebies! After registering with mygrafico, join the crop room for all the fun!

Every stamp in Lindsay's store is 50% off during the celebration.
Hope to see you there! Be sure to visit Lindsay tomorrow for day 2 of the hop!

Here are projects for today's HOP.

The name of the set is Puddle Fun and can be found here.  This is also the stamp set that you will receive if you are the lucky hopper :)

Next stop on the hop is Tracey, she has an amazing project for you and another chance to win

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Think Ink

It's time for another Artful INKables Think INK challenge! Our new Think INK Challenge is being issued by Jackie  and the challenge is it use a Color Swatch on your card!

You will have two weeks to complete the challenge and add your link to the main post over on the Artful INKables Blog to have your entry counted! Now how does that sound? Pretty neat, right?! Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it is sure to be a great time! Here are a few further details for you!

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them**If you use AI stamps we will give you TWO entries for your creation! Just link your card to Mr.Linky Twice!

* You have until Monday, April 26th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen April, March 27th, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS! 

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC18.

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Blog Hop

Today starts the anniversary blog hop and virtual crop for Lindsay's Stamp stuff.  Make sure you head to Lindsay's blog and start hoping cause you can win some stamps :)  Also if you go to the virtual crop room there are free images to work on the challenges that are going on.
Come back tomorrow for another hop and more chances to win more stamps!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We need your help again!!

WOW, our team has made it to Week 3 of The Greeting Farm's challenge and it's all because of you.  So now I'm asking for your help again, and once again if you respond to this post letting me know that you "voted" you will be placed in a drawing for a surprise gift from me :)

You will need to go here and leave a comment (you must be registered to do so!)

Here is a preview of the layout that the very talented Sonya made.