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Friday, September 12, 2014


Hey there, I finally had some time to color and couldn't wait to play along in Stamping Bella's sketch challenge!  I used Uptown Girl Brynn has a Baby Shower.  Isn't she GORGEOUS?!?

Brynn was stamped with Tuxedo Black onto Neenah Solar White then colored with Copic markers.  I'm not going to felt really good to pick up my markers again!  The frame and flag banner are both My Favorite Things Die-namics.  The dies teamed up with SB's awesome layout made for an easy peasy card!

SKIN:  E11, E00, E0000, R30  HAIR:  E37, E34, E31  DRESS:  BG32, BG10, BG70  SHOES:  BG32, BG10, BG70  ONESIE:  G24, YG03, G20, R30  CUPCAKE:  B93, B91, B60, E37, E34, E31, R30  TEDDY BEAR:  E37, E34, E31, R30  GIFTS:  BG32, BG10, BG70, B93, B91, B60, G24, YG03, G20, Y18, Y11, Y00. GROUND:  E34, E31

Hope you can join in for next week's Bellariffic Fridays Inspiration challenge.  Email your card to Em by Thursday, September 18, to be included on could win some Bella Bucks, but you have to use a current stamp!  I know what stamp I'm going to you?  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Thanks for stopping by! 

STAMPS:  SB Uptown Girl Brynn has a Baby Shower
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill; Doodlebug Design Inc. Snips & Snails
INK: Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; MFT Die-namics (Rectangle Frames, Page Banner Strip); scissors; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Zig 2-way Glue pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thin 3D Foam Squares; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Hey there, today is my friend's birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PATTY!  Whoop!  She is a cow girl all the way to the core!  I couldn't wait to dig out this Lil Buckaroos set illustrated by Cheryl's perfect!  Seriously, how adorable is she with that little button nose and rosy cheeks?  Love her!

This little cutie pie was stamped onto Neenah Solar White with Tuxedo Black, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut then popped up on foam.  I combined sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Lil Buckaroos and Birthday Lulu, to create the perfect birthday sentiment.

SKIN:  E11, E000, E0000, R30  HAIR:  E99, YR24, YR23, YR21  DRESS, BOOTS:  E77, E74, E71, R85, R83, R81  SCARF, HAT, PONYTAIL CLIPS:  R85, R83, R81. BADGE, BUTTONS:  YR24, YR23, YR21  GROUND:  E71, E70

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful birthday, Patty!

STAMPS:  KK Stamps (Lil Buckaroos, Birthday Lulu)
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; Bazzill Raven Monochromatic, Carta Bella Giddy Up!
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black 
TECHNIQUE:  Fussy cutting
ACCESSORIES:  Sizzix Big Shot; MFT Die-namics (Stitched Circle Stax, Barbed Wire Fence); Stamp-a-ma-jig; scissors; X-Acto knife; glass cutting plate; Zig 2-Way Glue pen; SU Dimensionals; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

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! 

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