Thursday, September 30, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Preview Day 2!

Good morning everyone!  Here we are again with day 2 of sneak peeks for Anita Be Stampin...scoot on over to Anita's Blog to see her creations as soon as you're done here!  Did everyone enjoy yesterday's little peek?  I'm telling are gonna LOVE these stamps, whether digital or rubber!

Today's first 2 peeks are digital images called Bling Ring (pg 1) & Of Course I "Willa" (pg 2)...too cute, right?  As soon as I saw these images I knew right away what I was going to do.  I have yet to scrap my 29th Birthday Party that ended up being my engagement party...  Check out the photo of my cake in this's inside the ring.  Sneaky, sneaky!  I digitally colored both images in Photoshop for both my layouts.

The next sneak peek is a rubber stamp and is called Rosie Shops.  You have to love a stamp set that gives you a reason to make a card for a girlfriend inviting her to go shopping!  *grin*

Check back again tomorrow for our 3rd day of previews!  Woohoo!  Don't forget to stop by our PCP Group on Saturday, October 2nd for our Grand Opening Celebration!  Thanks for visiting me today!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Preview - Day 1!

***This is my 3rd post today...please scroll down to see my Wild Flower Patch and The Digi Shack posts!***

Hello, all you curious crafters!  I knew you'd have to stop by today to see what some of the new Anita Be Stampin images look like!  Today we have 2 peeky poos for ya!

The first one I have here is a digital stamp called Soon to "Bree" a Mama!  What a cuter than cute preggers!  I love her grin as she rubs her belly!  Bree is so much fun to color!  :O)

Next up is a cling mounted rubbah stamp!  This one is called Rosie's Sweets...would you just look at those eyes?  What a SWEETIE!

Be sure to check out Anita's Blog to see her creations as well!  And don't forget to join us the rest of the week to see more sneak peeks!  :O)

Sweet Snowman!

***This is my 2nd post today...please scroll down to check out my The Digi Shack post!***

Good morning again and Happy Hump Day to all!  Time is really flying by, isn't it?  We're almost into October, which happens to be my birth month!  It's time for another Wild Flower Wednesday at The Wild Flower Patch!  Today's challenge is to use a GLASS EFFECT.

I used the Snowman image for my card can get yours for just $3.00!  I do love snowmen and this one is the cutest!  I tried my hand at the Cracked Glass Technique for the challenge today.  It didn't come out quite like I expected.  When I inked it I wasn't getting any ink into the cracks.  I decided I must need to bend it along the cracks I made and ink it that way...not the best idea either!  LOL!  Oh well, I guess it still looks alright.  I used some paper from My Mind's Eye stack...I love all this paper!  So yummy!  Card stock and brads from stash, TH distress ink, ribbon from e-Bay seller, Copics, nesties, UTEE, heat gun.

Check out the rest of the amazing DT to see what kind of inspiration you can get...links are on my sidebar!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm Going Batty!

Good morning, bleeps!  It's true...I AM going batty!  I am totally swamped with DT stuff, football games and now my dear son getting in trouble at school!  UGH!  Dare I say I am the mother of a I know it to be true!  He talking to one of his friends during his Mass Media class yesterday - during a test - and he got a ZERO!  This is after last week's lunch incident where he got a detention.  I had to ground him and I feel bad about it, but he has to learn some way, right?  He never gets in trouble either, so this has been something else I never had to deal with.  GRRRRR!  Teenagers!

So today it's time for another Showcase Showdown at The Digi Shack.  Toni has been totally swamped too, so you should be getting last week's AND this week's showdown on the blog today!  Double the fun!  Woot!  Today I used the cutest bat image from Brian Lock (Brian also plays with clay...check out my blog candy post HERE to see one of his adorable clay could be yours).  I used some DP from My Mind's Eye, nesties, Copics, card stock from stash, CTMH black ink, Inkadinkado spider images, ribbon from Wal-Mart.

Here is a shot with the card closed.
And one opened...
And a closeup of the googly-eyed bat suspended in front of the hole.

Check out what the rest of the team has done for you today...links are on my sidebar!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Love Digis?

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone had an awesome weekend...we did!  This morning I woke up to 44 DEGREE WEATHER!!!  Wow, Autumn is really here!  Love it!  I'm here in my cozy MU sweatshirt and slippers of all things!  :O)  YAY!

Today is my Dear Daughter's 10th Birthday!  Happy Birthday, Ariel!  I love you! you love digis?  Dustin Pike has a NEW monthly membership package where you can get EXCLUSIVE images!  Check out his post about it and sign up now!

Here is a card I made with one of the October cool is this? 

Don't forget to come on over and enter the current challenge at Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge Blog for your chance to win a free digital image of your choice!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Unscripted Birthday Wishes

Good morning, bleeps!  No, I didn't just call you an expletive...that's blog+peeps!  I saw someone use that on another blog the other day and thought it was cute.  :O)  It's time for another round of Unscripted Sketches!

This week's sketch was a lot of fun and the other DT members really knocked it out of the park!  I used a couple of the images from the Birthday Necessities set by Wink Wink Ink.  I altered the cake and icing to just one tier and added  the number 1 for this card.  It was for my cutest little great nephew's birthday.  :O)  I used DP from Fancy Pants Designs, brads from stash, Copics, PTI sentiment, nesties, pop-dots, scissors, TH distress ink in Brushed Corduroy, Doodlebug glitter.
  Check out the rest of the creations from my awesome DT sistahs for more inspiration!  You won't be sorry!
Alanna, Angy, April, Arielle, Becky, CherylAnn, Debbie, Gardenia, Jenny, Linda, Marcy, SarahKaye, Steph and Suzanne.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Anita Be Stampin Group & Freebie!

Good afternoon folks!  That's right, I said FREEBIE!  Woohoo!  To celebrate the opening of the Anita Be Stampin Store on October 2nd, we have now opened our own PCP GROUP!  Hop on over and request to join so you won't miss out on ANY of the fun!  While you're there don't forget to grab your FREE DIGI IMAGE!

We will celebrating our first day open for business, October 2nd,  on the ABS Papercraft Planet Group too.  Stop by for opportunities to have fun with us and win prizes throughout the day!  We'll be there to chat it up with you from 7:00-9:00PM CST!  Be there or be square!!!

I used the ABS freebie called Follow Me to make this card and am entering it into this week's Flutterby Wednesday.  I decided to make her all Christmasy...I do believe she looks good that way!  :O)  Before I realized what I had done I managed to cover up almost all of the very pretty Basic Grey DP that runs down the middle of the card.  Bah!  I used Holographic embossing powder on her wings and took a different photo so you can see the subtle shimmer...

Head on over to Anita's Blog to check out her creation too!  I'll see you soon at the Anita Be Stampin PCP Group!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Such a Tease!

Hello! How are my crafty friends today? I just wanted to drop by and tease you with a little sneak peek of an image that will be released as part of a rubber stamp set at Anita Be Stampin on October 2nd. 

Hmmm....what (or who) could this be? Leave a comment at ANITA'S BLOG POST with your guess and you could be the lucky winner of this rubber stamp set...woot woot! :O) A winner will be announced on the first ever Anita Be Stampin release day, Saturday, October 2nd. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time for a Sketch at the Wild Flower Patch!

Happy Hump Day all!  I hope your week is going well...mine has been SO BUSY!  I'm hoping to be able to sit down and knock out some of my design team projects for next week...keep your fingers crossed for me!  LOL!

Today the next challenge for Wild Flower Wednesday at The Wild Flower Patch is up.  This time it's a sketch by our wonderful leader, Jen Shults!  Come on over and play along...we'd love to see you use a WFP stamp, but you can use any image you'd like!  :O)

Today I used Holly Fairy Daisy...she's a little doll!  She was released last week, so if you missed her (and a few of her friends), be sure to get over to the shop and pick yours up today...she's just $3.00!

OK, I used the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses DP again...I can't seem to help myself!  I never used it last year and I still love it!  I also used Copics, Sakura Stardust pen, Nesties, MS edge punch, ribbon from eBay seller, rhinestones and card stock from stash, pop dots, TH distress ink in Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy.

Check out the other inspiring projects from the Wild Flower Patch Design Team...links are on my sidebar! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Witch Way For Treats?...Edited!

This way, of course!!!  Welcome to another edition of the Showcase Showdown at The Digi Shack!  Today's project features another Halloween image.  Simple and easy to use...this witches hat and broom can be used on many projects.  I colored them with my Copics, cut them out and popped them up for dimension on my candy bar slider.  I also added a bit of Sakura Stardust pen to the hat's buckle and the wire on the broom...just a hint of sparkle.  The sentiment is from an Inkadinkado set and the paper is from Making Memories.  Ribbon is probably Offray, but it was in my stash so I'm not 100% sure.

I did make a tutorial for this once...if you would like for me to post it, please just leave a comment and let me know.  :O)  Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations...links are on the sidebar!  Have a sweet day!

ETA Tutorial!

1)  Take a piece of 6x6 cardstock and score at ½” and 3 ¼”.  Fold and crease well along these score lines.

2)  Add ½” Sticky Tape to the entire length of the ½” strip and the center section at one end as pictured.

3)  Fold the cardstock up and punch a hole in the center of the top end (NOT the taped end) using a regular sized hole punch.  

4)  Open back up and peel off the tape backing and adhere.  Burnish well to ensure strong adhesion.

5)  On the closed end, score 2 lines to create a decorative edge.

6)  Decorate the front of your cover any way you like.

7)  Using approximately 24” of ribbon, thread one end through both holes you previously punched.

8)  Take your chocolate bar and insert it into the holder pushing the ribbon down with it.  Make sure that your ribbon goes in evenly on the front and back.

9)  Tie your ribbon and cut off any excess.

10)  By grabbing the end of the chocolate bar (or the wrapper), you can now slide it in and out freely.  Congratulations!  Your chocolate bar slider is now ready to give to someone special!

Blog Love Hop...

Hey guys!  I just wanted to pop on real quick to let you know that Chrissy of Paper, Ink, Color! is asking that 100 of her bloggy friends play along with her... this is the prize she'll award if 100 of us play along...
Here are her rules...
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a blog comment on 3 blogs that you visit. Sometime we visit and not leave comments, so today, give them some blog lovin!
  3. Come back to my blog, and enter your name in Inlinkz. If I get 100 of us to pass on the sweet comments to blogs we love, I'll put up these cute Pergamano Fairy Stamp set. :) . Pass on the love and tell your friends to join in the fun and enter my Inlinkz to get the count to 100! 
Good luck!

    Monday, September 20, 2010

    Oh Baby, Do I Have Some News!

    Good morning, crafty peeps!  I have some very exciting news for you today!!!  Before I get to that I wanted to share a card I made for a sweet couple we know...they just had their first baby...a bouncing baby boy...Brakley Joseph!  He is the cutest little man and I can't wait to meet him!

    I finally used one of my Popcorn the Bear stamps that I got from CHA at the Crafter's Companion Booth.  I met so many of the nicest people there...Claire being one of them.  She was a riot and as cute as can be to boot!  Anita and I could have stayed there all day talking to them!  :O)  I used the sketch from Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge since I was using one of their adorable stamps.  I hope they like it!  The stamp is Birthday Cuddles, DP is from Reminisce, card stock is DCWV, Kaiser pearls, circle nesties, Copics, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Momento ink.

    That exciting news I was talking about?  Are you ready for it?  My dear friend, Anita, is opening her own online store!!!   
    She has her very own line of cling mounted rubber and digital stamps that are too cute!  Woot!  The grand opening is on Saturday, October 2nd! The very first release of ABS cling mounted rubber stamps and digi images will be available then, AND we will also be having a grand opening celebration with prizes and a lot of fun. We are celebrating on World Cardmaking Day....gotta love that! More details to come...mark your calendars! 
    Feel free to grab the badge and add it to your sidebar...let's make the Anita Be Stampin Grand Opening a huge success!  :O)

    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    Falling into Fall Colors!

    Hello everyone!  I'm off watching the Chiefs game right now!  Woohoo!  GO CHIEFS!  Today starts another challenge at Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge Blog!  Want to be our next big winner?  All you need to do is use ANY DDS image and the colors BROWN, RED & ORANGE (black & white are freebies)!  Link to your blog entry using inlinks by October 2nd...easy peasy!

    Here's my card!  I used a newly released Pumpkin Frame and an older Monster cute is he anyway?  :O)

    Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT did...links are on my sidebar!  :O)

    Saturday, September 18, 2010

    Wink Wink Ink Goes Monochromatic with Unscripted Sketches!

    Good morning, sweetie pies!  Another fabulous morning here in Kansas...other than having an almost migraine headache, that is!

    It's time for another round of sketches at Unscripted Sketches.  We're up to challenge #73, and this one has a piggyback challenge as well.  Go MONOCHROMATIC!  It doesn't matter how many shades of the one color you use, but just stick to one...for the purposes of this challenge black and white are neutral and won't count as a color!  So let's see what you've got!

    I used "A Little Behind" from Wink Wink Ink for my card.  I colored her up with my Copics in all shades of brown.  I embossed the kraft card stock with my Swiss Dots CB folder, added some chocolate ribbon, and corduroy brad.  It was still very plain so I added some clear Jelly Roll Stardust pen to the embossed dots.  It's still very simple for my tastes, but still cute, me thinks.  :O)  I'm also using this card for the challenge at Lots to Do.

    Be sure to check out all the other design team member's creations at Unscripted Sketches!  Have a wonderful day!

    Friday, September 17, 2010


    Hello, happy people!  It's Friday!  Woohoo!  What else is it?  It's my TWO YEAR BLOGAVERSARY!  I can't believe I've been hard at work blogging for 2 years already!  I feel like I have learned and grown so much...not to mention met some fabulous new friends - on and offline!

    To celebrate I'm offering up some candy for you.  There will be 2 grand prize and one runner up.

    The Rules for Entry and Details
    1)  Post the photo of my candy with a link back here on your blog.
    2)  Add your info into inlinkz by clicking on the blue frog.
    3)  Leave a comment telling me how long you've been blogging and why you got started.

    One entry per person, please!  Becoming a follower is not required, but I won't stop you!  In fact, I'd love to have you pop in when you have time!  Who doesn't love visitors?  However, if I reach 200 followers by the end of the candy (shouldn't be hard since I'm at 272), I will add another stamp set and have a separate drawing for it!  My candy is open to all...I will ship anywhere in the world!  The collection will be closed on October 1st at 11:59 PM CST.  I will announce the winner on October 2nd!  

    Here's the candy...

    And a close up of the Brian Lock clay figure...

    The gift certificates...all donated by some of my favorite people!

    Here's a list of what's in the Grand Prize Candy...
    • Copic Sketch Colorless Blender
    • 2 Bunches of Two-Tone 25mm Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
    • 2 Yards of Grossgrain Ribbon
    • Felt and Rhinestone Snowflakes
    • Acrylic Gems
    • Queen & Co. Heart Brads
    • K & Co. Gems
    • Kaiser Cabbage Patch Brads
    • Clear Glitter Frame
    • Transparent “Bubbles”
    • Set of Small Clear Journaling Stamps
    • Queen & Co. Felt Fusion
    • Creative Imaginations Narratives Swatch Book – Monogram Rub-ons
    • MAMBI Soft Spoken Happy Halloween
    • AMM Couture Satin Sayings
    • K & Co. Urban Brads
    • Martha Stewart Solid Butterfly Punch (out of pkg)
    • Kaiser Rhinestones
    • Scrappy Cat Clear Stamps – Flights of Fancy
    • 46 4x6 papers from DCWV Sweet Stack
    • Fancy Pants Rub-ons – Wild Child
    • Color Oasis Letter/Number stickers
    • 2 sheets of EK Success Rub-on Color Transfer – 1 Black, 1 White
    • Pink Paislee Cardstock Stickers – Captivating Alphabet
    • K-ology by K & Co. Chipboard Alphabet
    • Pink Paislee Chipboard Stickers – Fascinating Alphabet
    • Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps - ching-chou kuik's Sunflower Angel
    • Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps - ching-chou kuik's Blue Eye Fairy
    • Brian Lock Candy Corn Man Clay Sculpture
    • $25 Gift Certificate to Wink Wink Ink
    • $20 Gift Certificate to Wild Flower Patch
    • $20 Gift Certificate to Doodle Dragon Studios
    • $15 Gift Certificate to The Digi Shack
    The Runner-Up Candy...

    Another gift certificate from Melanie at Wink Wink Ink!