Saturday, May 30, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Hi all! I made a set of 5 matching card fronts today for a swap I'm in and for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp. Their theme was to use animals. (If they reach 100 entries, they will donate $25 to the local Humane go enter something with an animal!) I just love the image from Pink Gem Designs that I used. So cute! I have 2 others that I've yet to get any ink on...maybe soon! As always, I'd love to know what you think!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge #5

Hi all! I am so late posting my card for the challenge at Scrappy Frogs Challenge. I had it done on time and it's been posted on Scrappy Frogs, I just got busy with life and forgot to post it here. Without further ado...the current challenge is to use a faerie on any NEW project. We know I love faeries, right? No problem for me!

We had some issues with Mr. Linky (again), so the challenge has been extended to June 10th! There is plenty of time to get your entry in. What's the prize, you ask? 12 Faerie Stamps (Series 28) from Studio G! Get your faerie project entered and win this fantabulous prize!!! Please let me know what you think of my creation and be sure to visit the other DT's blogs as well!!!

Card Recipe:

DP: Kaiser Crafts

CS: from stash

Stamps: Willow (faerie) from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design, sentiment from CTMH Simple Beauty

Misc: Shimmerz, Swarovski crystals, Copic Sketch markers

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's Release Day at Dustin Pike's!

Hi everyone! I have been super busy with a "special" project for the last several hours (you know I love ya...), but I'm here now! Today is the new release from Dustin Pike and you don't want to miss it!!! So many adorable images. Here are the rest of the images I used...

I stayed up late last night using this little cutie. I didn't want him to feel left out! LOL! He just looks so happy to have that olive, doesn't he?

When you click HERE you'll be able to purchase them for yourself! Run and get them now!!! ;O)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Freebie Wednesday & more Sneak Peeks!

Hey all! Another reason to be happy it's Wednesday? Freebie Wednesday's at Dustin Pike's, of course! He created 2 images for you this week...1 boy and 1 girl for graduation! I didn't have any grad cards to make, so I didn't use these...but they are super cute! Be sure to stop over and pick yours up TODAY!
As for tomorrow's are a couple more sneak peeks! Don't forget to visit Dustin's blog first thing tomorrow morning to get your new digi stamps! ;O)What do you think of the new images? How about my cards? I love to see what you have to say...leave me a comment! Have a great Hump Day!!!

Flutter By Wednesday #59 & a Birthday Wish...

It's Wednesday again...I love it! That means lots of faeries and butterflies! You can find the Flutter By Wednesday challenges on Danni's blog...Danni's Dreams to play along with us!

This week's featured DT member is Harriet. Her style and designs are simply wonderful! Be sure to visit her SCS gallery and show her some love. :O) Here is one of her designs...
Today is DT member Stef's birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR STEFFFFFFFFFF...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Be sure to stop by and show her some love too...she's nothing but sweet!

This week's challenge is to use a butterfly or faerie (flutterbies) along with eyelets or brads on your creation. Here is my take on the challenge...

Rather simple in style this week, but I love, love, love the flourish butterfly! Please let me know what you think too! :O) Have a great day!

Card Recipe:

DP: Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Butterfly: .gsd file cut with Silhouette

Sentiment: Basic Grey Cardstock sticker

Brads: Doodlebug

Rhinestones: K&Co

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dustin Pike May 28th Sneak Peak...

Dustin Pike has more exciting digi stamps coming this Thursday! He's a very busy guy, but that doesn't stop him from pumping out new and fun images for us all. I have a few sneaky peeks for's one.
Isn't he so cute? This is actually two of the images in this release..."bbq dragon" and the grill from "bbq supplies." There are several more digi stamps in this release, so be sure to keep checking back with me...I'll give more sneak peeks!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dustin's Freebie Wednesday!!!

Did you forget? It's Wednesday...Hump Day...Freebie Day at Dustin Pike's!!! Get on over there and stalk his blog for the post with this freebie. It is too cute! It makes me smile every time I look at it...and I'm sure you'll love it too!
I believe I'm having one of these days today! Let me know what you think! Have a good day!

Flutter By Wednesday #58

It's Flutter By Wednesday!!! Who doesn't love to make cards and other projects with Fluttery things on them? This week's challenge is to use 2 pattern papers along with your butterfly or faerie. Be sure to flutter over to Danni's Dreams and enter the challenge! Here is my card! :O) Let me know what you think.

Card Recipe:

DP: Kaiser Crafts & DCWV (glitter paper)

Cardstock: Misc. from stash

Stamps: CTMH Celebrate Life

Ink: CTMH Sorbet

Misc: Making Memories brads, Orange Peel Stickles

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dustin Pike Sneaky Peek...

Hi all! This Thursday Dustin is releasing some new and amazing digi stamps. Take a peek at my card and see THREE of his new images!
You know you need these "Party Animals!" On Thursday, May 21, they can be yours! Go here to purchase!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another of Dustin Pike's digi images...

Hi all. I am almost recovered from oral surgery yesterday...I'm counting the hours until I can be with my Diet Coke again. Pathetic, I know...I am addicted to it. I have a pounding headache when I can't have it, so 10:30am can't come soon enough! Anyway, I just wanted to show another fabby digi stamp from my fave designer, Dustin Pike. Let me know what you think and be sure to go buy some cuteness for yourself!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Digi Shack Color Challenge & Hula Lani

Hi gals! I made this card for the Digi Shack color challenge (dark brown, navy blue, white/ off white, kraft/chipboard) and the Hula challenge. I had fun with this digi image! She's too cute! :O)

Card Recipe:

DP: Dream Street

Cardstock: Bazzill

Stamps: Digi Shack Lani, CTMH alphas

Misc: rhinestone tree from $1 bin at JoAnn's, ribbon from stash, Making Memories staples, Copic Sketch markers, white gel pen, stickles, CTMH edge distresser

As always, I hope you enjoy!!!

Dustin's Wednesday Freebie

I told you this freebie was soooo cute! I thought it was perfect to add to a card for an online friend. In my example I added "LOL" in the center of the tag...I have many online buds that this card could go to. :O) Anywho, be sure to get to Dustin's blog to get your "Code Monkey" freebie!

Flutter By Wednesday #57

Good morning ladies! I never announced this to you before...Danni over at Danni's Dreams has asked me to be on her design team for Flutter By Wednesdays! This week's challenge is to use a quote or sentiment with your butterfly or faerie. Here is my first DT creation...

Card Recipe:

DP: Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Charm: Blue Moon Beads from JoAnn's

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo

Ink: CTMH Breeze & Stazon Jet Black

Sentiment: Computer generated

Misc: Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon from stash

As always, I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think. :O)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Hi ladies. I have been MIA again...I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! Just wanted to tell you all that Dustin Pike of Doodle Dragon Studio has some brand new digi images debuting this Thursday! You won't wanna miss it! TOO CUTE!!! OK, OK...I'll show you a card or 2 I made...

Is this ark not the cutest darned thing you've ever seen??? Perfect for baby shower invitations or a welcome baby know you NEED this!

This so looks like me in the morning...I don't do coffee, so I love the saying "You're my cup of cocoa." I {might} even have slippers that look like that. LOL!

Be sure to stop by Dustin's blog on Thursday to see all the new won't be disappointed! And with his exceptional prices, you can pick up a few too!

PSSSSSSTTTT...don' forget to stop by tomorrow too! It's freebie Wednesday at Dustin's! If you love monkeys, you'll love the freebie this week!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Card Patterns DT Sketch

Hi all. I loved the sketch over at Card Patterns this week...and it turns out they are looking for some new Design Team Members. Be sure to go see how you can enter! :O) Here is the sketch...

And here is my card. I made this Mother's Day card for my sister. :O) Show some love and let me know how you like it.

Card Recipe:

DP: Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Cardstock: Bazzill

Sentiment: computer generated

Birds: cut out from BG paper

Ink: Stazon Jet Black

Embossing Powder: Ranger Holographic

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mojo Monday #85

Hi all. Thank goodness there's Mojo Monday! I finally sat down and forced myself to finish this Mother's Day card. Making a pop-up card is a TRIP, let me tell you! Alas, it's finished, and I hope my Mommy loves it. :O) Here is the sketch...

And here is the front of the finished card.

The inside of the card...

Finally, a close up of the pop-up. That was fun to say! I hope you like it...please let me know what you think. I would love to see any pop-up cards that you have made. Leave a comment with a link to your pop-up creation.

Card Recipe:

DP: Basic Grey - Lily Kate

Sentiments: Computer generated

Flowers: Prima Marketing

Ink: CTMH Baby Pink

Misc: rhinestones from stash, Martha Stewart border punch, ribbon by Making Memories, pop-up designed and cut with QuicKutz Silhouette.


I am so excited to be one of the lucky 15 chosen for Dustin Pike's charter Design Team! There were 119 entries...and he thought there wouldn't be much interest! ;O)
Dustin is a very talented artist and his digi stamps are taking the crafting world by storm! Be sure to stop by his blog to see his work...after you've discovered that his images are too cute for words, stop by his shop and purchase a few! He's got a bundle right now that has 10 images for $10!!! You can't get a better deal than that!
Congratulations to the other 14 members...I'm looking forward to working with you and seeing your creations! I have visited several of your blogs already, followed, and I'm amazed by your creativity. Here's to a great 4 month run!!!