Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SUINK Blog Hop and Birthday Bash

It's new release day at STORAGE UNITS, INK & MORE! and they have Three brand new must have images. Instead of previewing everything on the SUINK blog we're doing a BLOG HOP! And you can win ALL Three of the new S-U- Inkies, one package of Core'dinations paper, one ink pad and reinker, one package of flowers and one jar of ribbon just by visiting the blogs and leaving a little comment! The hop starts at 9:00 am EST. If you did not start at the beginning you will want to go back and start the hop at Kristen's Blog.

The first new S-U- Inkie is from the Doodle Bot collection called Thanks A Bot.

This next sweet S-U- inkie is from the Fairy Tales Collection called Summer Fun.

After my blog you will want to hop over to Danielle's Blog



On July 1st, Storage Units, Ink & More will be turning 1...and to celebrate, YOU are getting all the goodies...

Do you like FREE stuff? Of course you do, we all do...Well then, we have got some great ways for you to earn some FREE stuff...

1...For the entire month of July, purchase any of our new S-U-Inkies (single stamps), make a card, leave a comment on the SUINK Blog linking us to it, and you will be entered to win OVER $500 in merchandise..You will win ALL 60 inkpads, reinkers, and a STORAGE UNIT to hold it all in one place

2...For the entire month of July, for every $25 you purchase, you will be entered to win a YEAR'S worth of FREE stamps...That's right...Denise will pick one random winner from all entries to win ALL stamps we release for an entire YEAR

Card recipies: Thanks A Bot, Copic Markers, PTI Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Nesties, Quikkutz Arrow Dies, Buttons, Summer Fun fairy, Copic markers, My Mind's Eye DP, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Prima Crystals, Quickutz Circle Die, EK Success Flourish Punch

Whew! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Party Like A Rock Star

Each month, i {heart} papers hosts a challenge with a specific theme. This month's theme: Bring on the Bling, Baby! And, let's face it: nothing screams "bling" more than a Rockstar card with these rockin' awesome Zva Crystal letters! The gray and black paper comes from the Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pack (which rocks!) also available at i {heart} papers. The black shapes were cut with the Fiskar's border and star punches. The star template for this card can be found here.

To check out more cards that Bring on the Bling, visit some of the i {heart} papers DT blogs:


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy 4th

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. This week’s inspiration challenge comes from the fabulous designs of Sarah Collier, also known as the charm school dropout. I love her amazing combinations of vintage, text, and digital elements that produce a wonderful collage effect. I was inspired by this Photo. This adorable image is from Inky Impressions called Lili's Secret. She is colored with Copic markers. The paper is Reminisce Liberty Stars and Creative Imaginations Blue Star. The ribbon is Martha Stewart. The circle and star shapes are nesties. Thanks for taking a peek

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


This is one of the new images being released from Treehouse Stamps at midnight tonight! This fun Dinosaur is from the Dino-rific set. I used the Mojo Monday 92 sketch for this card. The image is colored with Copic markers, the paper is Bazzill orange and brown. The green is PTI Ripe Avocado, as well as the ribbon. The button is from my stash!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sneak Peek You Shine

This is a Sneak Peak of one of the new sets available on June 25th at midnight at Treehouse Stamps. How cute is this happy sun! The name of this set is called Little Sunshine,and all of the images are just adorable!

Paper PTI Ripe Avocado, White, Blue, Orange scraps
Ink Memento Orange
Accessories, Cuddlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Quickutz Grass Die, MS Butterfly Punch, Twine, Buttons, Nesties

Sunday, June 21, 2009

You're Special

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. This week the honor went to Christy S. Wow what a great gallery she has! I had so much fun making this card. The paper I used is Crate Paper Mia Collection, the ribbon is May Arts Satin, and the crystals are ZVA, The sentimet is from Inkadinkado called expressions, all of these fabulous items are available at i { heart} papers, anlong with the Nesties! Kate has lots of fun goodies on sale, stop by and take a peek!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our new forest friend

Hello all!

Sara here with some updates on our recent backyard events. It was a calm Saturday morning for all of 7 minutes before we looked outside and noticed that the Chicago storms from the previous night had knocked down a giant Weeping Willow tree in our backyard. We live on a creek with an abundance of trees, but this tree in particular has been pretty much dead for the past 10 years. Over the years we've had hail, and blizzards, and strong gusting winds, and floods, but never has this tree budged. Needless to say, we just got all of our landscaping redone on Thursday (it had been damaged/drowned in the major flood we had last September) so everything was finally coming together, and summer was finally here.

Well, the tree fell on top of the landscaping.

While we were examining the damage, we attracted some company who wanted to partake in the investigation as well. Now we've had raccoons, opossums, turtles, and every type of bird under the sun in our backyard, but this was Bambi's first time visiting our Chicago suburban home. We were surprised at how calm and friendly it was, since I got pretty close to it while I was snapping some pictures. I was especially surprised at how calm it was considering my dad was throwing it pieces of bread (one of which hit the deer in the head by accident) while my mom was screaming at him, "Don't feed the deer, you'll get rabies!"

It was an eventful morning.

Thanks for letting me share my two cents,


Bon Ami

I made this card for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. The challenge was called called international flair and we were to make a card using a different language on it! The only other language I can speak is Pig Latin! hankstay orfay ookinglay!

Supplies Paper Bazzill Off White, Navy, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Cuddlebug Embossing, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Sparkle Gems

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thank You

Here is today's Treehouse Thursday Challenge!

This weeks colors are:

  • Tangerine Tango
  • Real Red
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Pacific Blue
  • White/Vanilla

Remember if you upload your card to SCS this week use the key words "THT002."

Well, I must be the only person who does not have a huge stash of SU paper! The only color I had on the list is Chocolate Chip, and I had some Washington Apple DSP that looked like it had the colors listed. This image I used is from the Lovely Lily set, It is colored with Copic Markers and I also added some sparkle with the Spica Glitter Pen. The ribbon is SU Chocolate Chip.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

#1 Dad

I made this card for the sketch challenge on SCS. I think I am finally done making all my Father's Day cards! No more guy cards for a while, they are so hard to make! I used two Suink sets on this card, Fore, and Thinking Of Father. The image is colored with Copic markers and the paper is Reminisce Salt & Peper, PTI Poppy, and white. The brads are from my stash. Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Congrats Michelle! Contact me with you info and I will get your "You're A Hoot" Set in the mail to you!

Monday, June 15, 2009

My New Camera

So after spending an entire day researching my new camera, it tuns out I need to buy a macro lens. I will have to wait and save up for that, but look at the fabulous picture it took of my niece Brooke!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Camera Is A Hoot /Blog Candy

Sooooo, I went out today and bought a new camera, the Canon Rebel T1i. I want to use it for my cards and for regular family pics. I tried taking close ups of my cards and it does not zoom far enough in, sooooo I go and spend more of DH $$$$$ and buy a zoom lens, now it wont let me shoot that close I have to be farther away. Anyway I think I took about 300 pictures of this card and this is about the best one. It's a good thing I love this adorable Suink You're A Hoot set, because I have looked at this image all day! I will tell you what, tell me honestly what you think of this pic and Tuesday night I will pick a random entry and you could win the You're a Hoot set!

Stamps You're A Hoot Suink
Paper DCWV The Green Stack
May Arts Sheer Ribbon, Clip, Copics

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baby Girl

You know what it means to have a twenty three year old daughter! It means all of her friends are getting married and after they get married they all have a baby. It seems that almost every week Sara either needs a wedding card or a baby card. This time her friend at work just found out she was having a girl. The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Twirling Circles it matched so well with my new favorite May Arts Silk ribbon and the adorable Puffy Pink Heart,and ZVA Corduroy brads! All of these items are available at i {heart} papers! Kate has such a great selection of papers and ribbon, stop on by and take a peek.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Treehouse Thursday

Today is the very first Treehouse Thursday Challenge! The challenge is a color challenge; Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, and White/Vanilla. I decided to use this adorable bear from the make A difference set. Come and play along with us!

Stamps Treehouse make A Difference
Paper Chocolate Chip, Baja, Parisian breeze, White
Accessories Copic Markers, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, SU Border Punch, Clip


I made this card For a Baptism I am attending this week end. The pretty cross image is from the Count Your Blessings set available at Treehouse Stamps. I stamped the image in Pink Pirouette then placed vellum over it and stamped the sentiment on the vellum. The paper is Bazzill white, the ribbon is PTI Sweet Blush and the pretty flowers are Primas. By the way Treehouse stamps is having a huge summer sale and this is one of the sets on sale!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Angelica's Basket

Today the Inky Impressions DT is having a color challenge. The colors are So Saffron, Pink Passion, and Baja Breeze. Darn! I only had the So Saffron, so I tried to use colors close enough to match. My Adorable image is called Angelica's Bunny. How cute is she in her sweet dress! I colored her with Copics. I did use So Saffron paper and ribbon, the DP is My Mind's Eye. Come an and play along with us and the Inky Challenge Blog

Mice Friends

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS! How cute is this little mouse popping through the flower, and he was so much fun to color too! This adorable image is from Our Craft Lounge, the set is called Mice Friends and is available at i {heart} papers. The paper is Basic Grey Sugared and the ribbon is May Arts Silk, also available at I {heart} papers. I also added a prima flower, MS leaf punch, and sparkle gems. Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Inky Impressions Grand Opening and Blog Hop

I am so excited to announce the Grand Opening of Inky Impressions! The images are simply adorable and the quality and detail is exceptional! Each stamp is "EXTRA deep etched" on quality red rubber for a crisp, clean impression every time!

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Inky Impressions, the Inspirational Inkettes are participating in a blog hop, beginning at 10:00 am EST, to inspire you with the new Inky Impression rubber stamp line. If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, then you want to head back to Nicole's Blog
(she is Inky's Mama) so you do not miss anything. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end, for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!

After my blog head over to Inspirational Inkette Christine's Blog to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you.

Both of my cards are featuring LiLi! The first image is called LiLi's Secret, she is colored with copic markers and the paper is Prima Nursery Tales as well as the flowers. The ribbon is May Arts Silk. Sentiment is computer generated.

The second card is called LiLi coloring eggs, except today she is coloring flowers. The paper is PTI Aqua Mist and Polka Dot Parade

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy Father's Day

I thought I should get started on my Father's Day cards because my family will come the day before Father's Day and ask if I just happen to have any cards. I hardy ever make guy cards, and I thought this was going to be a drudge , but I really enjoyed making this card. For once everything seemed to fall right into place! The sentiment is from the Thinking Of Father set available at Storage Units, Ink & More, the paper is SU and PTI Kraft. I punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart Border punch and added some punched stars, screw beads and a screw driver charm.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Inky Impression Grand Opening and Blog Hop

I wanted to let you know that the Inky Impressions Grand Opening is set for Tuesday, June 9th! To celebrate we are having a blog hop, complete with some yummy blog candy! The Inspirational Inkettes have been working on some FABULOUS projects to share with you. It is going to be an exciting and fun time, so I hope you will join us!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sending Summer Smiles

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. This card took me forever! How come the simpler the sketch the longer it takes? The paper I used is PTI Polka Dot Parade, Summer Sunrise and Lemon Tart. The ribbon is also PTI Summer Sunrise. The butterflies are Martha Stewart Punches. I also added some lace and Flourishes. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Fore You

How cute is this little guy all dressed up in his argyle sweater and golf pants! This is one of the new Stamps just released at Storage Units, Ink & More. There are eighteen fun golf images in this set. All the paper on this card is from Stampin' Up. The big golf ball is cut with a circle Nestie and then put through the cuddlebug. The image is colord with Copic markers. Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Treehouse Stamps

I am honored and delighted to be a guest designer for Treehouse Stamps. Pop in to the store there is a wonderful Summer Sale going on!