Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Thanks for everyone that helped with names. I still don't know what we are going to name our baby but I was able to get quite a few ideas.

My blog candy winner is Tammy she said

"CONGRATULATIONS!!! My son's name is: Jordan Alexander
One of my best friends just had a baby & came up with: Hudson Charles
My cousin also just had a baby but she had a little girl (Lilee Arie) if Lilee had been a boy the name would have been:Dawson Lee
Good Luck on your name search I am sure that you will have many to choose from soon!!"

Congratulations Tammy e-mail me your addy and I'll get your goodies sent out.

Thanks again for every ones input and if you come up with any more name don't hesitate to let me know .

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wish & Cupcake challenge

I was trying to get all of Taylor's Year of cupcake sketch challenges done but, there were just too many and not enough time to get them done. I did do this one that was hosted by Jackie, and I'm currently working on another one but there is still 5 I never got to oh well. For this card I used another one of the faeries images I just love these they are so fun to color. I used my copic markers and shimmerz on the wings you can see how shimmery it is in the smaller photo.

Don't forget the blog candy I have posted here.

What I used
stamps-sassafras (faerie song art)
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-metropolitan(american crafts)
cs-creme brulee,cocoa(ctmh)white(gp)
supplies-ribbon cocoa(ctmh), brads (making memories), chipboard (ctmh), circle (nestablities), copic markers, pixie dust blingz(shimmerz), flower rub-ons(ctmh), wish rub-on(scrapworks).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Follow Your Dreams, Cupcake challenge

Did I mention I love sketch challenges.It feels like most of the work is done for me.This is another one of Taylor's cupcake challenges.Hosted by Jami .I used one of the faerie stamps again this one is called Elly. I colored her in with my copic makers and used shimmerz on everything that's colored green. I used dp from dcwv the flower print and american crafts is the striped paper. I did move my sentiment lower than it was suppose to be according to the sketch I try to follow them but sometimes it just doesn't work with what I have on hand. Know what I mean? Any who hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting.

What I used
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-flower(dcwv), stripe(american crafts)
cs-crystal blue, chocolate(ctmh),white(gp)
supplies-ribbon chocolate)ctmh), white brads(ctmh), pixie dust blingz(shimmerz),rub-on(making memories),copic markers.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Be Mine

Isn't this the cutest stamp ever I think I bought her because I fell in love with her socks. The image is called hearts and hugs it's of faerie song art stamps. I also used one of Taylor's cupcake challenge sketches TECC52VC. I colored her in with my copic markers and added shimmers blingz on her wings and the two hearts next to her I love that stuff it's so shimmery. Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

Check out my blog candy here.

What I used
stamps-hearts and hugs(Susana's Custom art), all my love(ctmh)
ink-black noir(palette), vineyard berry(ctmh)
dp-smitten(my minds eye)
cs-vineyard berry, hollyhock,bamboo(ctmh),white(gp)
supplies-ribbon chocolate(ctmh), bellas bubbles(MS boarder punch, shimmerz blingz pixie dust, copic markers.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Luv Moo

I made this card for the PCP Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps sketch challenge. I used the funny farm set from snss. I paper pieced the cow from the basic grey bitter sweet patterned paper.

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What I used
stamps-funny farm(snss)
ink-black graphite(brilliance), vineyard berry(ctmh)
dp-bitter sweet(basic grey)
supplies-chocolate ribbon(ctmh), copic markers,heart brads(provo craft)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Belli challenge#51

I made this card for Chrissy's belli challenge #51 This weeks challenge is to use reinkers on your card well the only reinker I own is indian corn blue so the blue on Nellie's dress was colored in using my reinker and aqua brush the rest of the image I actually colored I with my chalks that I haven't used in a long time. After I colored in my image I wanted to use gingham paper but all of my paper didn't match the blue I used so then I remembered I had some ribbon and it matched really well. That's it for my card.

Don't forget to comment on my blog candy post go here to see. Thanks for those who have already left me comments it's a big help there's already a few names I like and never would have thought of.

What I used
stamps-(sugar nellie)say in in style(ctmh)
ink-noir black(palette), chocolate(ctmh)
cs-indian corn blue, bamboo(ctmh), water color paper(strathmore)
supplies-ribbon(dollar store), buttons (my stash), chalk, indian corn blue reinker(ctmh), hemp.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blog candy

Ok so I promised blog candy so here's the deal It's my blogoversary today I can't believe I've been doing this for a year crazy. Not only that but it will be my birthday on Feb 1 so I thought that deserves blog candy. In order to be put into the random drawing all you need to do is help me come up with a name for my baby no big deal right LOL! I'm having a boy and I can't think of anything that I like so I need help. Just some info like different names that you don't hear very often with the last name of Smith I need something a little different my other children' s names are Koi, Kenley, and Anaiah. So just give me a boys name and I'll put you in the drawing to win. The contest will close One week from today so Next Friday 30th 12:oo MST I'll post the winner on Sat morning.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CBCC #22 Tuesday

I never get challenges done on the day they are given it always takes me a few days to get to it. This week Courtney's challenge was a sketch challenge and as you can see I didn't really follow it exactly. I however I put three rhinestones at the bottom that can count right? I just thought it looked more elegant than putting buttons or just the rhinestones. The sentiment is a rub-on so this is a no stamping card, crazy I don't make those very often. Any way hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting.

What I used
CS-sweet leaf, chocolate(ctmh)
supplies-ribbon (offray), charm (walmart), rub-on(ctmh), chipboard flourish (scrapworks), rhinestones(unknown)

Bibbidi bobbidi boo!

My girls have been watching Cinderella for the last two days and not just one time, two or three times over and over, and since I'm also making a card based on this movie I seem to have that bibbidi bobbidi boo song suck in my head.
Snss Monday DT challenge #10 was to use the Cinderella Movie as inspiration. So here is my card I decided to go with blue because of Cinderellas dress for the ball I also added rhinestones well because they sparkle and they reminded me of the glass slipper. The stamp set I used is called special women and it's on sale at sweet 'n sassy stamps for only $6.oo what a great deal. For my card I stamped my image and embossed with clear embossing powder I then sponged on blue ink so you can see the image stays white. I used my word window punch for the sentiments. The flourishes in the background is a ctmh set called playful flourishes. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-special women(snss), playful flourishes(ctmh)
ink-indian corn blue, crystal blue(ctmh)
cs-indian corn blue(ctmh), white(gp)
supplies-clear embossing powder(ctmh), mini rhinestones(ctmh), ribbon)sheer creations), word window punch ticket corner punch(SU)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Love Cupcakes

I love this stamp from pink cat studio but I've never really used it. I've stamped it and colored it but never liked my results, but when I saw this sketch I immediately thought of this stamp and this paper. I love the new bitter sweet from basic grey I think I need more I've used it so much. The sketch I used is for sketch challenge #15 at crafts4eternity. I put the text in the wrong spot so I hope that doesn't matter and I went kind of crazy with the rhinestones but I still like it. Have a great day.Oh and I haven't forgotten about the blog candy I mentioned it's coming soon.

What I used
stamps-sweet treats(pink cat studio)
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-bitter sweet(basic grey)
cs-blush, chocolate(ctmh)white(gp)
supplies-rub-on(ctmh), rhinestones(unknown), ribbon(keeping memories alive), star dust stickles, ms border punch, copic markers.


I received some awards this first one was from crafting diva it was so sweet of her to think of me for the Encouraged award.

The rule's of this Award are as follow's1) Post a link of the person who gave you this award.2) Nominate 5 other people and give a link to there site's.3) Let the people who you have nominated know.4) Put a logo of the award on your blog.

The second award was from Chrissy Thanks so much for thinking of me.

The rules for this award are as follows :
1. You need to name 5 things you are addicted to.
2. Put the award on your blog and link to the person who gave it to you.
3.Nominate 5 bloggers and leave a comment on their blog.

My 5 addictions are
1. Hugs and kisses from my kids
2.Paper crafting
3. Glitter, sparkles, and ribbon
4. My computer(internet)
5.candy I have a big sweet tooth

I know I'm suppose to choose 5 bloggers for each award but I'm not very good at passing these along. So many have already received them already that I'm just going to say thank you for thinking of me.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I made this card for Chrissy's belli challenge #50 this week her challenge was to use stamps that have gone unused or neglected. Well I definitely found one this stamp was one of my first stamps ever I was probably only 12 yr. old when my mom bought it for me it's an old ctmh stamp back when they were called dots the copy right on the stamp said 1989 so yeah it's old and has gone unused for just about as long too. I colored my image in with my copics and then to my amazement I found some perfect pearls that I've had for about 5 yr and forgot about so I used the green on the turtle and he shimmers, oh so cute. My striped paper has been altered a bit, it originally was just pink and green so I used my ctmh crystal blue marker and ruler and made my blue stripes I thought it turned out so cute and matches great. I used two types of ribbon and did a little paper piercing along the bottom. I found a new site called clean and simple that's were I found this sketch you should check it out. Well thanks for visiting hope you have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Happy turtle(dots now ctmh), things hanna would say(hanna stamps)
ink-noir black(palette), crystal blue(ctmh)
dp-spring pack(dcwv)
cs-orchid bouquet(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-brads(oriental trading co), ribbon blue(dollar store), green(american crafts), perfect pearls forever green(ranger), paper piercer, copic makers.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday

Here is a card I made for a friends birthday. I knew what stamp I wanted and the colors but other than that I had no idea what I was going to create but thing just fell into place and I really liked the end project. Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Nelli with cake(Sugar Nellie),express postage (ctmh)
ink-black graphite(brilliance),chocolate(ctmh)
dp-bitter sweet(basic grey)
cs-hollyhock, chocolate,blush(ctmh)white(gp)
supplies-MS border punch, copics, flower(ctmh), brads, ribbon (ctmh)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

snss dt challenge #9

The sweet and sassy senior design team put up a challenge every Monday on the snss blog and last Mondays challenge was to use the dryer sheet technique. I've done this before but usually with a winter stamp set so this time I decided to use something different and so I used the balloons from birthday fun. The for you stamp is a ctmh stamp. I used my nesties for the circles, love those. Just a heads up my blogoversary is coming up along with my birthday so that means blog candy soon like maybe next week.

What I used
stamps-birthday fun(snss), friendship word puzzle(CTMH)
ink-black graphite(brilliance), watermelon(CTMH)
dp- in a package I bought at wal-mart
cs-watermelon, chocolate, dutch blue(CTMH), white(GP)
supplies-brads bubble gum , topiary, dutch blue white(CTMH), ribbon (dollar store), copic markers, circle nesties, corner rounder for the scallops, ticket corner punch, glitter, dryer sheet.

Friday, January 16, 2009

CBC # 21

Ok I admit it I'm a New kids on the Block fan so when Courtney's CBC challenge #21 this week was to make a card from the music you listen to I thought of this CD. The card is not really my style but I kinda like it. I used snss chocoholic stamp set for my card. The sentiment was embossed in sliver embossing powder but it looks all blurry and smooshed together in the photo. The funny thing about this card is I had planed on using different ribbon that was white with poke a dots in all the colors in my card but I couldn't find it. I had it out the day before but it went missing so after I looked for an hour (not kidding) I gave up and used my black with white dots ribbon and used my copics to color them pink and yellow, and wouldn't ya know I found the ribbon I was looking for as soon as I had taken the photo of this card go figure. LOL. Well I hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting.

What I used
ink-black graphite(brilliance), bubblegum, dutch blue, sunny yellow(CTMH)
dp-provo craft
cs-black(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-button dutch blue(CTMH), ribbon(American crafts), copic markers.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mwah bellaholics sketch#4

I have another bella for you today this one I made using the bellaholics Friday sketch from last Friday. I used mwahbella I colored her in with my copics and used my cuddle bug and swiss dots embossing folder then I sponged on some chocolate ink so the dots showed up more on the chocolate cs I paper pierced a border I don't know if you can even notice it that much on the photo . Any ways hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting.

What I used
stamps-mwah bella(stamping bella)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
cs-chocolate, bamboo, cranberry(CTMH)white(GP)
supplies-ribbon cranberry(CTMH), brads(american crafts), copic markers, cuddle bug swiss dots embossing folder(provo crafts), paper piercer.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Party Girl

I decided to give my viewers a break from challenges for at least one day so here is a birthday card I made using partygirlabella. I colored her in with my copics and I found some glitter gel pens at target in the dollar section so I colored the balloons in with them so they are really shimmery but you can't tell in the photo.I think this is definitely one of my favorite color combos at least for the moment. Hope you like and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-partygirlabella(stamping bella)
ink-noir black(palette)
cs-breeze, hollyhock, chocolate(ctmh)white(GP)
supplies-ribbon(target dollar section), rhinestone (ctmh), flowers and rhinestone brad from my stash, copic markers, glitter gel pens (target), rick rack (cmth).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Another challenge are you sick of them yet I'm sure not I still have more to post later. This is Friday sketchers #34 . I wish I would have made my card 6x6 because the flowers at the top look too big but I didn't have any smaller that I liked either. The stamp I used is from artful inkables fairy whimsey set. The friends sentiment is a rub-on the little bit of dp you can just bearly see is bitter sweet by basic grey. The flowers are the bridle confetti with metal flowers and rhinestones over the top. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-fairy whimsey(artful inkables)
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-bitter sweet(basic grey)
cs-chocolate, tulip(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-rub-on(ctmh), bridle confetti, metal flowers and rhinestones(unknown), ribbon( kma), copic markers.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Twinkle Toes

This is the Saturday sketch challenge on pcp . When I saw this sketch and I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I think it turned out even better than I planed. I used TAC twinkle toes stamp with pebbles inc. baby girl creative pad paper. Hope you enjoy and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Twinkle toes(TAC)
ink-Black graphite(brillinace), blush (CTMH)
dp-baby girl (pebbles inc.)
cs-blush, sorbet(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-rick rack bluah(CTMH), pink ribbon(offray), rhinestones, eyelets(doodle bug), copic markers.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I love you!

Here is a cute valentines card I made for the created by Courtney challenge #20 her challenge is reduce, reuse, recycle so I took the lid to the container of almond roca and used my sizzix and book plates die cut and cut out the red plastic label seen at the bottom of my card. The stamp is changito's love balloon by stampendous. I colored it in with my copics the balloon has glitter and glossy accents on it. For the red felt heart at the bottom it was actually a flower that I cut into a heart. Hope you enjoy and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-changito's love balloon(stampendous),In my heart(ctmh)
ink-noir black(palette), cranberry(ctmh)
dp-quite smitten cupid straight arrows, quite smitten so in love(my minds eye)
cs-cranberry, chocolate(ctmh)white(GP)
supplies-plastic lid, sizzix, die cut book plates, white flower, felt flower and rhinestones (from my stash) ribbon chocolate (ctmh), copic markers, glitter, glossy accents.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A clean house = lazy stamper

I made this card for Chrissy's belli challenge #49 every Wednesday she has a challenge to use something from your craft room that you maybe haven't used in awhile. This week her challenge is to use a stamp that you haven't used yet or use something to do with time because of the new year well I have a lot of stamps that I haven't inked up yet. I decided to used this Hanna set, I just love this sentiment as you can see I've been stamping quite a bit lately so you can imagine what my house looks like. LOL! I used american crafts designer paper and ribbon. the oval was cut out using my cricut tags,bags, boxes and more cartridge.I love these bridal confetti flowers they are shimmery and I can color them any color I want with my copics. You have until Wednesday to play along if you'd like.Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Domestic goddess(hanna stamps)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
dp-metropolitan(american crafts)
cs-breeze, tulip, black(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-ribbon(american crafts), bride confetti, rhinestones,copic markers, cricut cartridge tags, bags, boxes and more..

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thank You & mojo68

My new favorite things at the moment are sketch challenges I've been working on so many the last few days here is one I did for mojo 68.This stamp set is ctmh March stamp of the month so it's not available until March but I just had to ink it up the second I received it I used the rock 'n roll method were I first inked the stamp in breeze ctmh ink then I rocked the edges of my stamp in tulip ctmh ink and stamped it on my paper . I then used a black marker to go over the the butterfly's body and covered it in crystal stickles. the bottom part of my card is quite bulky so this would have to be a card I hand deliver. The metal frame has a rub-on on it that says thank you.Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

What I used
stamps-butterfly wings(CTMH)
ink-breeze, tulip(ctmh)
dp-metropolitan(american crafts)
cs-breeze, tulip(CTMH)white(GP)
supplies-ribbon dollar store, rhinestone brads(oriental trading co), crystal (stickles), buttons(american crafts, metal tag(making memories), rub-on(scrapworks)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

You're my favorite

I have been having so much fun creating lately I just can't seem to stop it's crazy. Here is a card made using kissie face from stamping bella I just adore this stamp. The sentiment is from things hanna would say from hanna stamps. I used American crafts paper I think this is my new favorite color combo you'll be seeing it quite a lot the next few days.The poke a dot ribbon is also American crafts the pink scalloped velvet ribbon is cosmo cricket, so pretty and I used a metal tag or frame what ever you what to call it from making memories the mini black brads are ctmh . Well I think that's it hope you have a great day.

What I used
stamps-kissie face(stamping bella), things hanna would say(hanna stamps)
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-American crafts
cs-black, breeze(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-blue ribbon(American crafts), scalloped ribbon(cosmo cricket), metal frame(making memories), mini brads(cmth), stardust(stickles), copic markers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

3rd snss challenge

This is the third and final Sweet' n Sassy release party challenge. This challenge was a color challenge to use pink, red, black,white and gray. I went with a simple sentiment card again I used my much loved nestabilities with pray without ceasing stamp set. Have a great day.

What I used
stamp-pray without ceasing(snss)
ink-black( ctmh)
dp-dcwv, pink (pebbles)
cs-black cranberry(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-black ribbon(offray) pink velvet ribbon unknown, confetti flowers (Bride purchased at Micheal's), black mini brad (ctmh), copic markers, circle nestabilities, tulip fabric paint.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Family that prays together

This is the second snss release party challenge it was a sketch challenge this card came together very fast I normally don't do cards with just a sentiments but I love the way it turned out. I used Sweet 'n sassy stamp set called pray without ceasing. I received the circle nestabilities for Christmas and I couldn't wait to use them. I think I'll be using them on most of my cards from now on, and not only that but I think I need the all the other shapes too LOL.The flower on my card is bridal confetti they were off white flowers and I colored them in with my copics and added a rhinestone. This was such a fun sketch to work with.
What I used
stamps-pray without ceasing(SNSS)
ink-black (CMTH)
dp-metropolitan(american crafts)
cs-black(CTMH), white(GP)
supplies- confetti flowers (bride from Michael's), rhinestones unknown, ribbon dollar store, copic markers, circle (Nestabilities).

Monday, January 5, 2009

You make me happy

I've neglected my bellas for way to long so when I saw this sketch on pcp sketch challenge 121308 I just had to use cuppacakeabella and I just love basic greys bitter sweet paper.The cupcake has glitter ice on it with a rhinestone cherry. The sentiment is a ctmh stamp called friendship word puzzle. I didn't use any ribbon on this card I know shocker but I did add flowers rhinestones and glitter. Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

What I used
stamps-cuppacakeabella(stamping bella) friendship word puzzle(ctmh)
ink-noir black (palette), hollyhock(ctmh)
dp-bittersweet(basic grey)
cs-hollyhock(ctmh), white(GP)
supplies-stardust (stickles), glitter ice, rhinestones,flowers(orentail trading co.), copic markers.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Knight In Shining Armor

Last Friday was the Sweet 'n Sassy release party it was crazy night so many comments to keep up on I just stayed in the back ground and read I didn't join in, but it was still a fun night. Anyways there were three challenges the DT came up with here is a card I made for the technique challenge.The challenge was to make a card using the tole technique were you stamp and image at least three times and cut out different parts and layer them so you have a 3-D effect. I decided to use Knight in shining armor for my card it took me awhile to cut out all those layers but it was sure worth it in the end.

What I used
stamps-knight in shinning armor(snss)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
dp-rockland tilson Ave backside(scenic route), scarlets letter (basic grey)
supplies-black gross grain ribbon dollar store, silver brads(CTMH), sakura stardust gel pen, copic markers, double sided foam.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Make a wish

I'm on a roll I spent yesterday in my craft room and made quite a few cards yay it was much needed. I know I won't be able to keep up this pace of posting but hopefully I can do better than I did the last two months.
Alright on to my card I used Sweet 'n Sassy stamp dino-mite again it will be released tonight along with many more sets so don't miss out come check out the release party here.The layout is an old scs sketch challenge 167 I changed it up a bit. The paper I used is color bok bright paper pack. For the spots on the back of the dino I used my crop- o- dile and punched out three circles from the poke a dot paper.The make a wish stamp is from hanna stamps things hanna would say.

What I used
stamps-dino-mite(snss), things hanna would say(hanna stamps)
ink-black graphite(brilllinece), spring iris(ctmh)
dp-bright pack(color bok)
supplies-ribbon blue came in a paper pack from wal-mart, green rick rack( wright)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome Little One

Well so far today I haven't had problems with the internet. I think my husband finally figured it out.
I love this card it's so simple but the glitter paper accents it very well in my opinion. I wanted to color the giraffe in just like it is on the paper at the bottom yellow with blue spots so cute.Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

What I used
stamps-baby blessings(snss)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
cs-twilight(cmth) white(GP)
dp-Nana's nursery baby boy (dcwv)
embellishments-ribbon $store
tools-copic markers, stardust stickles