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Monday, August 25, 2014


Hey there, it just dawned on me that I never blogged about the rest of my projects for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoaststampers.  Even though DTGD is over, I'll go ahead and pop in and share those with you soon, so watch for them.

Anywhoo...I colored this weekend!  I couldn't resist Birdie Brown's adorable "Witch Way is the Candy?" stamp set!  *sigh*  I love Halloween!  I also used MFT's awesome Cheesecloth Background...see it back there?  LOVE!  I cut the little, dangling spider out of the Spooky Window frame so there would be plenty of space for the frog.  Seriously loved coloring these little cuties!  The layout is this week's MFT card sketch, 190, flipped on it's side.

SKIN:  E11, E000, E0000, R30  HAIR:  R89, YR09, YR04  DRESS, BOOTS:  V25, V22, V20  LEGGINGS, SHIRT:  R89, YR09, YR04, G24, YG03, YG11  CAPE:  C8, C6, C4, C2  HAT:  C8, C6, C4, C2, V25, V22, V20, YR23, YR21, Y21, YR30  BROOM:  YR23, YR21, Y21, YR30, E37, E34, E31  FROG:  G24, YG03, YG11

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  MFT (Witch Way is the Candy?, Cheesecloth Background)
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; Doodlebug Design Inc Ghouls & Goodies
INK:  Copic markers; Memento (Tuxedo Black, Tangelo)
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals; MFT Die-namics Spooky Window; scissors; Zig 2-way Glue pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3-D Foam Squares; KaiserCraft silver rhinestones (colored with YR04); Glossy Accents; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Monday, August 4, 2014


Hey there, WOWSERS...has it really been almost four months since my last post?  Oops!  *blushing*  With my mom's medical issues and me with my missing mojo...I just needed to take a step back for a while.  I'm here now though, and I'm excited to let you know that I have a handful of projects to share with you!

Guess what's going on over at Splitcoaststampers this week!  Dare to Get Dirty!'s a fun packed week of challenges and this card is for "moi's" challenge!  Alas, I'm not able to share the details of the challenge here on my blog...and to see the details, you have to be a Fan Club Member.  Not in the Fan Club but want to be?  Learn more here.  Already in the Fan Club and want to check out all of the challenges?  Tons of info, including a link to the challenge thread, can be found here.  Oh yeah, there are prizes up for grabs too!

Enough about all that...let's get to the card!  *grin*  I stamped this sweet, little guy and his bee friends with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar white then colored them with Copic markers.  I cut a couple hexagons out of Pebbles paper with TE dies.  I even sponged the edges of the yellow paper with some Wild Honey Distress Ink.  I kept it an easy peasy layout to let the Whipper Snapper image stand out.  I love WSD stamps!  I guess that's about it.

BEAR:  E87, E84, E81  HONEY POT:  Y38, Y11, Y00, BG72, BG70, BG11, R46, R43, R000  BEES:  Y38, Y11, Y00, BG72, BG70  FLOWERS:  Y38, Y11, Y00, R46, R43, R000  GRASS, STEMS:  YG25, YG23  SKY:  BG72, BG70, BG11  HEART (by the hexagons):  R46, R43, R000

Thanks for stopping by! 

STAMPS:  WSD Bee My Honey
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; Pebbles Garden Party
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black; Wild Honey Distress Ink
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; TE Taylored Dies; Zig 2-way Glue Pen; Wink of Stella pen; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hey there, boy that Cami...she's a mean one!  She actually cracked the whip on me today, and well...I kind of liked it!  BWAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!  She told me I needed to get out of my funk and get to blogging again.  So here I am, doing what she told me to.  *grin*

Before I share mine and Cami's project, I figured I would let you know why I have been MIA and haven't been lurking in blog land.  My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in January.  We've been busy doing the doctor thing and trying to figure out her best method of treatment.  We found out she was not a candidate for surgery at this time.  That was VERY disappointing news!  Her health isn't good enough right now, so she was instructed to start chemo and blood thinners then go back in six months for another evaluation.  That was last month and she just now (yesterday) got started on the chemo!  This has NOT been a quick process to say the least!  So with that said...I haven't really been in a crafty sort of mood.  *sigh*  I'm hoping that will change very soon!

Enough about all that!  Now...let me tell you about this super fun project that Cami and I will be teaching at Memories of Time on Saturday! was a blast!  We turned a mini legal pad into an adorable notepad complete with mini gel pen!  If that wasn't enough, we made a matching card and envelope in case we want to give it as a gift!

I absolutely love this notebook!  The flower pot and grass are Taylored Expressions dies and the words are from My Favorite Things.  The bumble bee is my all time favorite bee from Our Craft Lounge.  I sure do miss them!  The honeycomb stencil is from Tim Holtz.  We added some Distress Paint to Molding Paste and mixed it in then used a spatula to apply it.  Once it was dry, we sponged some matching Distress Stain over the edges.  I really love the way this notebook turned out and I can't wait to make more!

The notepad has a magnetic closure.  Once you pop it open, you see the gel pen and holder.

Here's the notebook opened up.  Don't you just LOVE that bumble bee paper!?!  And how about those mitered corners?  There's a cool tool for that!

Last but not least, here's the 4" x 4" card that we made with the matching envelope.  Cute, cute, cute!

No details to share with this one.  Mostly because I'm just too lazy to get up and get the supplies.  Ugh!  Sorry about that!  If you have specific questions, you can always email me and I'll get back to you.  Oh, I almost forgot...hurry up and get a hold of Cami to sign up for this class (MOT link above).  You will have so much fun making it, you'll want to make another...guaranteed!  Ha!

Well, thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Hey there, I want to give a shout out to Sally Prow and wish her the best birthday ever!  I'm pretty excited that I finally got to ink up Birthday Lulu from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I really LOVE Cheryl Alger's images!  Just look at that little tongue...too cute!

Lulu was stamped with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut then popped up on foam.  It pains me to say it, but my friend, Cami, was right!  Ugh...she's never going to let me hear the end of it!  Just a little bit of Wink of Stella adds so much to the colored image, she says!  I added a little "glittery frosting" to the cupcake then started looking to see what else I could glitter (I couldn't resist putting a little on her hat)!  *grin*  Sakura Clear Glaze pen was added to the hair ties and Lulu's shoes.  I totally swiped the layout from a card posted earlier this week by Mary's a fun layout that I'm sure I'll use again and again!

SKIN:  E11, E01, E000, R30, BV20  HAIR:  E43, Y23, YR31, YR30  TONGUE:  R30  PARTY HAT:  BG72, BG70, R08, R05, R02, YG13, YG03, YG01  DRESS:  YG13, YG03, YG01, C4, C2, C0  SOCKS:  YG13, YG03, YG01  SHOES:  C6, C4, C2, C0  CUPCAKE:  E43, E42, E41, E40, R08, R05, R02

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS CHALLENGE 220 ~ Stash it Up! (plaid paper...still sitting on my desk from the last time I used it)
NAUGHTY OR NICE CHALLENGE #2 ~ Birthdays (nice)
SASSY CHERY'S CHALLENGE #204 ~ Anything Goes

I won at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Sassy Cheryl's!  Whoop!

 Thanks for stopping by! 

STAMPS:  KKS Birthday Lulu
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; My Mind's Eye Hip-hooray collection
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black 
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; Spellbinders (Standard Circles Small, Standard Circles Large); MFT Die-namics ( Fishtail Flag Stax); Ex-Acto knife; glass cutting plate; scissors; Wink of Stella Clear pen; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; Doodlebug Design Beetle Black Sequins; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (Thin 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares); adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Friday, March 7, 2014


Hey there, are you ready for this week's Stamping Bella challenge project?  It was an Inspiration Theme where I pulled the colors tan and yellow and came up with this summery card using Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero.  Even though I live on the Oregon Coast, this is NOT something you would see someone wear walking up and down our beaches!  Even in the summer people are fully dressed including hats and jackets!  *snort*

Sandy was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White, colored with Copic markers then fussy cut using a combination of an Ex-Acto knife/glass cutting plate and scissors.  Her sun glasses and cocktail have Sakura Clear Glaze on them for a nice, subtle shine.  The sky was sponged with Summer Sky and the smallest cloud in the Die-Namics Jumbo Cloud STAX.  The beach and waves were layered then Sandy was popped up on foam.  I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch, #209, for the layout.

SKIN:  E11, E01, E000, R30, BV20  HAIR:  E57, E55, E53, E51  SUN GLASSES:  C6, C4, C2, C0  BIKINI:  E35, E33, E30  HAT, THONGS, SUN:  Y38, Y11, Y00  BAG:  E35, E33, E30, Y38, Y11, Y00  COCKTAIL:  C1, C00, BG70, Y00  SHADOW:  E35, E30

Next week's Bellariffic Fridays challenge is a Sketch challenge.  Email your card to Em by Thursday, March 13, to be included on could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!  Pretty sure I know which direction I'm leaning for this one...I just need to sit down and work it out!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by! 

STAMPS:  SB Uptown Girl Sandy and her Sombrero
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic 
INK:  Copic markers; Memento (Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky)
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix (Big Shot, embossing folder); MFT Die-namics (Making Waves, Sunshine, Jumbo Cloud STAX); sponge; Ex-Acto knife; glass cutting plate; scissors; Sakura Clear Glaze pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; adhesive
TECHNIQUE(S):  Fussy cutting
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
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