Monday, March 30, 2009

Welcome To The Zoo

Here is a sneak peek at one of the three new sets that are being released at Storage Units, Ink & More on April 1st. This set is called Welcome to the zoo. There are all kinds of cute zoo animals and sayings in this set. These cute images were colored with Copic markers. The paper is PTI Ripe Avocado and SU Close to Cocao. I used the cuddlebug folder for the background . The circles and square were cut with Quickutz dies. Stop on over to the SUINK Blog to see more sneak peeks!

The continuing story of the Sham Wow

Remember my post a while back about the Sham Wow, how this was hours of entertainment for my family! I did find a really good use for it. It is great when I let Brooke play in the kitchen sink with her toys. I put it all around her and it soaks up all the water so my floor and counter top don't get all wet! Did you know that the ShamWow guy is actually a comedy movie writer whose movie was endorsed by the Church of Scientology? Wait, it gets better. His movie sucked, so the Church of Scientology dropped the endorsement leaving Vinny in debt. So now he sells the ShamWow with the intentions of somehow singlehandedly taking down the entire Church of Scientology. Anyway, I thought it was funny. Who knew that there was so much anger behind that headset? Wait it gets even better! I am listening to the radio and he was with this lady of the evening and she bit his tongue and would not let go, so he smacked the you know what out of her and they both got arrested. Eeeeewwww! Now I want to put my Sham-Wow in a gallon of bleach!

Clean and Simple Hearts and Flowers

I made this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS. The challenge was a sketch to follow. I am really beginning to like the CAS cards, they are so fun and fast to make. The image I used is Inkadinkado available at i {heart} papers. The Ribbon and Ink are PTI Ripe Avocado and brown. The flowers are Pink Petaloo.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Natures Treat

Today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS was the art work of Glenda Mosher! Her paintings are beyond amazing! I was inspired by her Beach Play painting. The image on this card is from Door County Stamps called Natues Treat. The paper is K & CO. Happy Trails pack. I used Nesties for the oval and the EK Success Flourish Punch for the waves, at least I think they look like waves. The ribbon is PTI Summer Sunrise! Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jump Right IN

I made this card for the Whatchadoin' Wednesday Challenge at SUINK. The challenge was to add texture to your card. I used this adorable image from the Let's Play set. I added texture by using scrappers Floss for her jump robe and scored some lines with the Scor-Pal. The fun funky paper is from Basic Grey's Marakesh Pack.

Supplies: Stamps, SUINK Let's Play
Paper: Basic Grey Marakesh, PTI White
Accessories: Copics, Scrappers Floss, Bo Bunny Ribbon, Sparkle Gems

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life With You Is Sweet

I had a few minutes to play with my new Bella Bella French Flea Market paper from My Mind's Eye! I am in love with this paper! These are so many pretty patterns and colors! All of the new paper from My Mind's Eye is fabulous and available at i {heart} papers! Kate has so many new and fun goodies at the store stop by and check them out!

Supplies: Paper, My Mind's Eye French Flea Market {IHP}, Nesties {IHP}, Quickutz Photo Corners

Monday, March 23, 2009

Three Dresses

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The inspiration site was the Etsy Store Little Daisy Designs. All the dresses were so cute I could not just pick one. So I just linked the home page as my inspiration. The Image is called Three Dresses From Serendipity Stamps. The paper is K & Comapny Ancestry. I also added a border with the Martha Stewart border punch, and the flourishes are QuicKutz dies.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring

Happy first day of Spring! Finally! I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge at SCS. The challenge was to make a card with spring flowers.

Supplies: Stamps Flourishes Signs of Spring, hero Arts Sentiment
Paper: SU dsp, Old Olive
In:, Versacolor, SU Barely Banana, Old Olive
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, EK Success Corner Punch and Small Butterfly Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Ranger Gold EP

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

i {heart} papers DT Challenge

Every month the i {heart} papers design team does a challenge. This month was a sketch challenge designed by Kendra. We would love it if you would play along with us this month! All you need to do is follow the sketch and link it on Kendra's Blog, and yes there will be PRIZES.

For my card I used my new paper from Piggy Tales called It's raining, It's Pouring and the image is from Our Craft Lounge called Ducky Days, both available at i {heart} papers.

See what the other DT members did:
i {heart} papers blog

Let It Slide

Ahhhh! it is finally getting warmer here in Chicago today it is in the 70's! Time to get outside and play in the park. How cute are these two going down the slide! This image is from the SUINK set called Let's Play and it is perfect for this time of year. There are so many adorable images of children running, riding, and sliding. The image is coplored with Copic markers, and the slide is colored with a silver leaf pen, it does not show in the picture but it is really shinny. The paper, ribbon and chipboard button are from the k.i. Memories School Days collection.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sparkly Best Wishes

A couple of months ago my family had asked me to make more kid cards because we are having a population explosion in our family! So I made tons of cards with cute kid images. Then today they said they like all the kid cards, but they miss all the fancy cards with the big bows. So here is a fancy card with a big bow! Now I did not put all these crystals one by one, they are from Prima called Say It With Crystals, there is some piecing and it is a little tricky because they do have a lot of adhesive on them. Once you stick it down, it's down. The paper is Bazzill White and is bordered with The Paper Company Silver Shimmer. Best Wishes is embossed with a cuddlebug embossing die, and the ribbon is May Arts. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Michelle Zindorf In The Chicago Burbs

Today was so much fun. Michelle Zindorf was in the Chicago suburbs today and Sara and I took her class. We learned so many tips and tricks on how to brayer! This is one of the cards that we made today. I still have a ways to go, but with practice I think I can do this!

Friday, March 13, 2009


I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make a card with bugs on it. No patterned paper was allowed and no more than four layers. The ladybugs started out as stickers, but I did not like the color , so I took them apart and recut the circles and added sparkle gems. Thanks for looking

Supplies, Paper: The paper Source Black, PTI Poppy and White, Cuddlebug Embossing Folders, PTI Poppy Ribbon, May Arts Black and White Ribbon, Nesties, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Sparkle Gems

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Inky Impressions Design Team Call

These are my coloring samples for the inky Impression Design Team Call

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Whachadoin' Wednesday Easter Wishes

This card is for the Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenge at Storage Units Ink &More. The challenge was to make an Easter card. Well, with an adorable set like You're Some Bunny Special, this was an easy challenge! The images are colored with Copic markers. I used Basic Grey Marrakech Paper, Bazzill Brown and PTI White. The border punch and bunny punch are both Martha Stewart. The flowers are Prima Paper Flowers. To see what the other DT Member made check out the SUink Blog!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS, My inspiration came from This Dewey Long Legs Pillow at Spunky Sprout! Now I am not usually an Oh My Gosh kind of Gal, But Oh My Gosh you have got to see all the new My Mind's Eye paper at i {heart} papers. The paper and punch outs for this card are from the Bloom & Grow" Bloom" collection. Kate has so many new paper collections at the store, stop by and take a peek!

I also used Jen's I heart 2 Stamp Sketch

Supplies My Minds Eye Bloom & Grow Bloom paper and Punch Outs, Sentiment Our Craft Lounge Spring Garden All available at i {heart} papers

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bunny Bling

I made this card for the Whatchadoin' Wednesday Challenge at Storage Units Ink & More. The Challenge was to use Bling on your card. I can never pass up a challenge that calls for bling. This sweet bunny is from the You're Some Bunny Special Set, He is just lightly outlined in copics. The Paper is Bo Bunny Spring Green Dots and PTI White. The squares are Quic Kuts Nesting Squares Dies ans the border is Martha Stewart. To see more fun bling cards or to play along visit the SUink Blog