Monday, August 31, 2009

SUINK September New Realease Blog Hop

Happy September! It's new release day at Storage Units, Ink & More, and we are celebrating with a Blog Hop! There are six new delightful SU-Inkies being released this month. Be sure to hop along with us to be considered for a fantastic prize! Just leave a comment on each design team member's blog and then a final comment on the SU Ink blog telling us which is your favorite stamp or project! I am the first stop on the hop today, after my blog, hop on over to Loretta's Blog!

My first card is from the Doodlebots Collection called Beep! Blip! Beep!
I think Beep, Blip, Beep means feel better soon in robot talk!

My second card is from the Fairy Collection called Missing You. She is just the sweetest fairy, and I like her outfit too!

Robot Recipe: Doddlebot Beep, blip, beep, The Paper Company Dot Flourish Paper, Prima say It With Studs, Ribbon.

Fairy Recipe: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pen, Recollections Autumn Paper, Bazzill Peach, SU Basic Gray, Basic Gray Ribbon, SU Scallop Punch, Word Window Punch, Nesties.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spooktacular Fun!

I made this card for today's Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. The honor this week went to Darlene aka Acronstamper. I decided to case this card of Darlene's. I have wanted to try a stair step card for some time now, and all my fun new goodies from i {heart} papers worked perfectly!
The sentiment is from Unity and the fun ghosts are from Our Craft Lounge both are available at i {heart} papers. The background paper is Memory Box Twilight and can also be found at I {heart} papers. All of the punches are from Martha Stewart. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, August 28, 2009

You lead, I'll follow

Happy Pez-A-Doodle Friday! This is one of the new releases this month at Pez-A Doodle, called Skittle Caterpillar. How cute is this little guy all dressed up in his skittle beads. This is such a fun set and I love adding the fun skittles, they come in so many fun colors! I think this qualifies as a Clean and Simple card, I usually have so much trouble with CAS, but this came together rather quickly! The border around the caterpillar is a Quickutz Patterned Arrow Die.

The new square Pezza Bling colors are in and they are Yummy! Click here to see how you can win three packs of bling!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Treehouse Thursday Surprise Pop Up Card

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge #012. Today's challenge is to make a Surprise Pop-Up Card! When I saw that our challenge for this week was to make a pop up card, I went into panic mode, I have never made a pop up card before. It was not until I was posting my card that I saw it was a pop up tutorial from Beate on SCS. Gee I wish I would have read the challenge instructions it would have made things a lot simpler for me. To make this card I used the Blessings sentiment from the Count Your Blessings set. Here is the pop up instructions for the angel. Does it even look like an angel?

When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT012. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Whatchdoin' Wednesday #54 Inspiriation Challenge

It's Wednesday again, and time for another SU Ink challenge with a PRIZE! This week, one random participant in this challenge will win a package of Core'dinations cardstock from SU Ink! Leave a link to your creation on this post to be entered. Entries must be posted by midnight on September 1st to qualify. (You do not have to use SU Ink stamps to be entered, but if you've got 'em, why not use 'em?!) If you upload to an online gallery, please use SUINKWWC54 for the keyword.

I made this sweet card for the Whatchdoin' Wednesday challenge at Storage Units Ink & More. I was inspired by the pretty pink and white colors in the room. Here is what I think is just outside the window! I made the curtains using the paper crimper and a Martha Stewart Border punch. Th image is the SUinkie Love birds. I also used the Swiss dots embossing folder and the bows are a Martha Stewart Punch.

Here is the inspiration room

Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, August 24, 2009

i {heart} papers 1,2,3 Design Team Challenge

Every month the i {heart} papers design team does a challenge. This month with the kids all heading back to school, our challenge was called 1,2,3. The rules were to use one sentiment stamp, two embellishments, and three layers. I decided to make a back to school teacher card. My sentiment is from the Our Craft Lounge Bookworm set. The three layers are PTI Kraft, Chocolate Chip, and Basic Grey Sugared. For the embellishments I used May Arts brown satin ribbon and a star punch. I thought I would also make a cute little bookmark to go along with the card! The apple template can be found here.

Check out what all the other design team members came up with!

Carolyn (bklynstamper)

Cathleen (Crooked Card Creations)

Deb (With a Stamp and a Song)

Gretchen (Happiness Is. . .)

Lynn (Stamperosity)

Megan (Megan Lock Designs)

Tracy (Who IsTracy?)

Loretta (Love To Create)

Judy (Joy in a JAR)

Tammy (Stamp Happy)

Lori (Inking Aloud)

Kendra (Kendra's Card Company)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Enjoy Today

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. The honor this week went to Joanne (Jojot). I have always admired her fabulous silhouette cards, so I just had to case this card for the challenge! The silhouette image is from Magenta, the paper is Reminisce Salt & Peper, Paper Source red, PTI white, black. The flourishes are cut with the Scribbles Swirls Sizix die. The flower is a Pebbles chipboard diecut. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

I made this card for a one of Sara's friends who just found out today that she is having a girl! This is the first time I am using the cotton scraps from Crafty Secrets. It sort of feels like I cheated because there is not a stamped image. I just cut the scrap to fit the nestie and glued it in place. The fabulous ribbon is May Arts pink silk. I just discovered the Bow Easy and it really is easy! Both the ribbon and Bow Easy are available at i {heart} papers. The hearts are a cuddlebug die, and I also added some half pearls. Thanks for taking a peek!

Princess Isabella

This is one of the adorable new images released this month from Pez-A Doodle. Her name is Princess Isabella and she looks like she is having a great time dancing! She is colored with copic makers, the paper is SU Cottage Wall, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive. The ribbon is also Rich razzleberry, and the button is from my stash!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Treehouse Thursday

I made this card for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge #011. Today's challenge is to case a card from Crystal's SCS gallery! I just loved browsing through Crystals gallery, she has so many delightful creations! I chose to case this card. I liked her layout and kept the adorable dinosaur image from the Dino-rific set. The paper is Basic Grey Archaic, I also used the SU scallop punch, corduroy button and some twine. If you would like to play along with us this week, make sure and use the keyword THT011 at SCS or PCP.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Whatchdoin'Wednesday Back To School

This week's challenge is to create any type of back to school project. How about a decorated notebook for your child to bring to school, a gift for a teacher, decorated pencil box, back pack tag, Homework journal, card any thing you can think of that has something to do with school. Sounds easy huh? Come on and play along--you just might be randomly chosen to win a stamp set of your choice from Storage Units Ink & More!

I decided to make a back to school card. Can your see my cute little owl from the You're A Hoot Set! I think he looks so cute sitting in his knowledge tree! he is colored with copic markers, the paper is from the DCWV grade school stack, and the subject words are from my stash!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thinking Of You Fairy

I just think this new Sprout Fairy from Storage Units, Ink & More is the sweetest image! She looks so pretty in purple and green, which happens to be my new favorite color combo! She is colored with copic markers and is highlighted with spica glitter pens, that seems to never show up in pictures! The paper is SU Cottage wall, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive. I accessorized using a prima flower, button and some sparkle gems.

I also used this weeks SFYTT

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ladies Ink Sketch Challenge

My first card is based on Paige's sketch

This card is based off of Kristin's sketch

This cool sketch is from Amy

And my last card for today is the sketch from Kristen

I decided to use paper from just one paper pack to make my Ladies Ink sketch cards. The Parisian Breeze DP seemed to work perfectly. I also limited myself to one cuddlebug embossing folder, and one sentiment oval. I hope to have the rest finished by next week!

Boo To You

How cute are these two friendly ghosts? They are from Our Craft Lounge, the Ghostly Greeting set, available at i {heart} papers. I stamped and embossed the images on PTI vellum cardstock and then cut them out. The DP is from the Basic Grey Offbeat pack also available at IHP. The black spiderweb panel was made using Martha Stewart punches, and the buttons and brad brad are from my stash. I know that I do not have a bow on this card, but I am so excited that Kate has the Bow Easy at the store! Thanks for taking a peek!

Just A Note

I made this card for today's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS. The challenge to use varigated color in either paper or ribbon. I used my new Pez-A Doodle Nestie Frame Blackberries, and colored it with copic markers. The paper is PTI Ripe Avocado and BO Bunny DP. The varigated color is this pretty Hanna silk ribbon! I also added Martha Stweart butterfly punches and some bling! Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Treehouse Thursday Watercolor Challenge

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge #010. Today's challenge is to make a card or project & color your image by watercoloring with an aqua painter or a watercolor brush!
When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT010 We hope you can come play along with us this week.

I watercolored my cute Snag 'Em cupcake with watercolor crayons. The paper I used is Strathmore Watercolorpaper, Black, SU Pretty In Pink and Pink Pirouette. I also used the Cuttdelbug swiss dots folder and nesties. The corners are a cuddlebug die, the ribbon is from my stash...Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

#1 Teacher

So many exciting things have been happening at i {heart} papers! Kate is releasing her very first exclusive stamp sets, Hugs From A Bug and Into The Forest , they are just the cutest images; and our first newsletter is going out! (You can sign up on the homepage of the store).

CHA shipments have started to arrive and the Unity order is now available for you, including the exclusive store kit. Woo-hoo!

Also brand new are some of the Our Craft Lounge releases (many sold out in the first day but Kate has a reorder in already so be sure to sign up for a restock notice if something is out) and new Impression Obsession winter sets.

Now on to my card. This is one of the new sets from Our Craft lounge called Bookworm. The paper is from Creative Imaginations and is called pencils. I also used the Quickutz bookplate die and Nesties

Keep an eye on the NEW page to see all the new things!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Thinking Of You

I wanted to share with you another new release from Pez-A-Doodle. The Image is called Nestie Frame Butterfly Scallops. These images work beautifully with the Nestie scallops and circles. There is a large and small butterfly scallop with this set. I chose to use just the small scallop. The image is colored with copic markers. I added some pretty pearls and silk ribbon. The paper is K & Company and PTI vintage cream. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pez -A-Doodle New Release

Today is new release day at Pez-A Doodle! I have two of the cutest images to show you, first is Princess Priya. She is colored with copic markers, and the paper is K& Co Blue Awning. The pretty ribbon is a May Arts Sheer.

My second card is called Picnicin' Ladybug. Isn't this the cutest image! My fun picnincin' ladybug is colored with copic markers and the paper is Bo Bunny. The fun sparkle gems are called glitz frosting. I also used my nesties and some SU ribbon.

We have two fantastic GDT members this month. Welcome to Jessica and to Jeanne, and make sure to check out my sidebar to see all the other fantastic creations from the Pez-A-doodle DT members

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Treehouse Thursday PB&J Challenge

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge #009. Today's challenge is to make a PB&J card!

· PB&J ::: A Pink Card with buttons & just one other embellishment

My adorable image is from the Wild baby set. It is colored with Copic markers, and the DP is from Paper salon. My other embellishment is this beautiful May Arts satin ribbon, and the buttons are from my stash! Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Lately everyone in my family seems to need Thank You cards, so I have been trying to make as many as I can to keep up with them. I really tried to keep the design simple on this card, and loved the way it turned out. The paper I used is from the Basic Grey Eva pack, available at i {heart} papers. The simple thanks sentiment is from the Stampendous Thanks Mom set, also available at i {heart} papers. The circles were cut with the Nestabilities and are on sale right now! Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ladies, Ink Challenge

Every Month the Ladies Ink Blog group I belong to has a challenge, it is always fun and always challenging! This is the first time I created a sketch! Here are the rules:
Step 1 - Create a sketch (it can be hand drawn and scanned, computer generated...whatever, but it must be YOURS - please don't copy from one of the sketch sites) and make a card based on your sketch. You have until next Friday, August 7th for this step. Step 2 - Visit all the OTHER Ladies, Ink blogs and make a card based on their sketch! You have until August 31st to complete this step. When you post a card based on another Ladies, Ink sketch be sure to link back to the blog from which you used the sketch in your blog post.

Here is my card based on my sketch. The Image is from Suink and is called Love Birds. The Paper is GCD Loverly, and Core'dinations. The cute little bows are a Martha Stewart Punch