Thursday, February 14, 2013

I will be away!

I just want to let all of my followers know that we are moving, so I will be away for an unspecified amount of time. Those of you that follow the Inky Impressions blogs, Tanya J will be taking over my DT Coordinator duties.

Also, for those that have inquired, my daughter is fine. Whoop whoop! CT scan came back with nothing serious. Doc said she had a concussion from hitting her head. I am so relieved. She might be 18 but she is my baby none the less. ;) Thanks so much for your concern. It means so much to me.

OK take care and I will be "seeing" you. :o)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thanks for giving a hoot!

Hey friends. I hope you are having a great week so far. It has been a long and frustrating one for me, but hopefully it will get better. Spanish and I are not getting along. It is the most difficult class I have ever taken. I study and study and I just can't wrap my brain around it. I am a perfectionist when it comes to my grades so it me that I can't "get it". To add to the frustration my oldest daughter has been having problems with her head hurting so the doctor referred  her to get a CT scan last Wednesday. We made her appointment only to find out that the insurance company required prior approval and needed more information from the referring doctor. The diagnostic center kept making her new appointments hoping to have approval each time. The referring doctor was not returning their calls so yesterday I called and threw around some of the words I have learned from going to school and got a return phone call with approval within an hour. Looks like school is already paying off. lol Anywho we finally got her in for the CT scan today. We do not have the results yet so please keep her in your thoughts/prayers. Her grandmother just passed away on January 21 due to lung cancer that had spread to her brain and bleed out and her stepsister recently found out she has a brain tumor so she is really nervous. Ok well enough of that let's get to something fun. :o)

For my card today I used this adorable owl and sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. Stamped with Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. I added some Inky Impressions pearls, ribbon from MFT, a flower from Whimsy Stamps, and a birdcage die from Cherry Lynn Designs. DP is from K&Company.

I am submitting this to the following challenges:
Divas by Design: winged things
Loves Rubber Stamps: anything goes
Papertake Weekly: anything goes
The Squirrel & the Fox: something new (stamp)
Allsorts: let's get cute
Friends with Flair at Unity

Thank you all so much for stopping by. I appreciate your continued support.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Don't Do Mornings!

Brrr, it is so cold here today. I think "Angie" here has the right idea; a warm housecoat and a cup of yummy coffee. Irish Cream for me, please! ;o) This is my second card for round two of the Kraftin' Kimmie guest designer challenge. I stamped Angie with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink and colored her with Copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the coffee and her barrettes. The paper was gifted to me. I hand cut a banner and stamped it with a sentiment from the Angie stamp set.

 I used the small Fancy Flourish die from MFT. I then added tulle and a beautiful pink ribbon from my stash. I stamped the slippers from the Angie stamp set, colored them, added glitter glue to the pompoms, cut them out and attached them to the bow. The pearls are from Inky Impressions. The rhinestones are from Recollection.

Here is a close-up of Angie. I adore her hair.

Head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and check out all of the gorgeous creations from
the top 10 from round 1 of the guest designer challenge. While you are there why don't you play along in the regular weekly challenge. This week's theme is texture.  There is a great prize package up for grabs. :o)

Thanks so much for visiting today. Wish me luck in the contest. :o)

I am playing in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft: anything goes
Creative Belli: rhinestones
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment: diecut
Die Cuttin' Divas: anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown: bling it on
Twisted Tuesday: anything goes (no twist this week)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Rain or Shine, I'll Be There

Hey friends. I hope you had a great week. I am so happy it is Friday. Time to take a break from school and have some fun! :o) Speaking of fun, a couple of weeks ago Kraftin' Kimmie was having a guest designer challenge. They were having two rounds.  During the first round they were picking the top 10. Well, guess what! I was chosen as part of the top ten. Whoop whoop!! I cannot tell you how excited I was/am. To see my name with all of those super talented ladies made me feel so proud. I could not believe my eyes when I seen my name. So it is now time for round two. We were challenged to use pink. They will narrow the top ten down to three to be guest designers. How awesome is that! Wish me luck! :o)

Here is my card for round two. I used an adorable Lulu stamp from the Lulu and Friends collection. I adore Lulu. She is just so sweet. I colored the image with Copics. I used paper from Recollections and MME. I added a doily from Wilton and a hand cut a banner which I stamped with one of the sentiment stamps from the Lulu and Friends collection, added a pearl heart and applied glitter glue to the edges. I then added some lace and pink rhinestones to the card.


After coloring the image I added small rhinestones to the umbrella and a mini silver bow to the handle.

I used the leafy flourish die from MFT. Tied a bow with this gorgeous pink ribbon from my stash. I added flowers and an Inky Impressions' heart charm.

I hope you will go check out all of the wonderful entries from the top 10. You will not be disappointed. While you are there be sure to check out the Frugal Friday Specials post. You can pick up some fabulous stamps this weekend at 25-50% off.

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always a pleasure. :o)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Hanna & Friends: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Inky Chicks: bingo (ribbon, sentiment, flowers & sentiment, image, bow)
Cutie Pie Challenge: use 3 different textures
Incy Wincy Designs: pearls and lace

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Birthday Tea

Hello friends. I hope you are doing well. Today I have a card that I made for the Besties, anything goes, challenge. I am in love with this line of images. They are so much fun to color. They are detailed without being difficult to color, which I love. For this card I used Teacup Tilly. I really like this color combination. The paper is from MME, the ribbon is from Paper Issues, and the pearls are from Inky Impressions. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. I also used a doily from Wilton. I really need to get a doily die when I can as I love doilies. The buttons, lace, crocheted flower and brad are from my stash.

Here is a close-up.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Have a fabulous day!

I am also playing in these challenges:
Scrapbook Stamp Society: 4 different challenges (anything goes)
Twisted Tuesday: anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: use 3 different textures
Incy Wincy Designs: pearls and lace
Love to Create : anything goes with sentiment
Tammy's Scrapin Corner : buttons
Dream Valley Challenges : girls, girls girls
One Stitch At A Time: use a digi
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cutie Pie Angelica - DT

Good morning. Wow can you believe that it is almost February already? The time is flying right by. I will not complain as I graduate in May and I am ready! Well, that is if I can pass Spanish. I believe my 4.0 GPA might come to an end this semester. I am not giving up yet though.

Here is my card for this week's Inky Impressions' challenge. This month's theme is "bingo". I used a new rubber stamp called Cutie Pie Angelica. She is so cute! I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink and colored with Copics. The paper is Harvest Lane from Simple Stories. I embellished with rhinestones and a charm from Inky Impressions. I used ribbon, a button, and metal butterfly from my stash.

Here is the bingo board. I used flowers, ribbon, and red.

I am playing in the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy: anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge: three different textures
Tammy's Scrapin Corner : buttons
Send a Smile for Kids: anything goes for kids
Sweet Stampin: ribbon
Totally Gorjuss: flowers

Have a super day! :o)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Besties Love

Hi friends. I hope you had a super Saturday. I just have a quick post for you tonight. I made this card for the Besties Challenge. The theme is anything goes using a Besties image. There are freebies available. Sherri Baldy has some of the most adorable images. I am so happy to have found her blog and shop recently.

I used the super sweet Two Clever Chole. Look at that face, Is it not adorable? I used paper from Recollections and I believe Crate paper. I will check tomorrow. I embellished with ribbon from MFT, pearls from Inky Impressions, a sentiment from PTI, and a doily from Wilton. The button is from my stash. I colored with Copics.

I am also playing in theses challenges.
Send a Smile for Kids: anything goes for kids
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude: love
Stampin' For The Weekend: something girlie
C.R.A.F.T.: Valentines/love
Paper Crafting Journey: for a girl
Charisma Cardz: hearts and flowers
House of Gilli: pink and bling
Moving Along With The Times: bling it on
Scrapbook Stamp Society: anything goes

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My Favorite Things Guest Designer Contest

It is time once again for the My Favorite Things guest designer contest. I just had to throw my hat in the ring once again. :o)  You can find all of the information on how you can play along for a chance to work with the amazing MFT design team and win over $200 in MFT products on the MFT forum. Here is the sketch for this month's contest. Isn't it fab!

I stamped the image from the  Cute is What I Do stamp set with Tuxedo Black, Memento ink, colored her with Copics, and paper pieced her adorable outfit using paper from Recollections and Bazzill. I masked off a portion of one of the sentiment stamps in the Cute is What I Do set to stamp "cute" on the tag. I added Grosgrain Bubblegum ribbon, and Razzle Berry buttons. I added a fancy flourish using the Fancy Flourish Die-namics.  

I added pink pearls to her pigtails. I also added a pearl to the center of the small bow. I added a mint green rhinestone to the tag and pink rhinestones as an accent on the card. I layered a few plastic flower embellishments together to add to her shirt and finished the flower off with a drop of Pearl Ex. The lace is from my stash.


I am playing in the following challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons: buttons and bows
Simon Says Stamp: paper piecing
Anything Goes Challenge: buttons and bows
Inky Chicks: bingo (ribbon, image, pearls)
Papertake Weekly: add a bow
Cutie Pie Challenge: 3 different textures
Totally Stampalicious: paper piecing

Thank you to everyone who posted comments and sent me e-mails regarding the passing of my ex MIL. Your thoughts, prayers, and kind words mean more than you know. As hard as this week has been for those of us she left behind, I am happy that her suffering is over.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

With Sympathy

Hey friends! I'm sorry I have not posted in a few days. It has been a sad couple of days around here. My ex mother-in-law passed away a couple days ago after a battle with cancer. Me and my ex-husband (and his family) get along very well.  Even though Sue, was technically my ex mother-in-law, in my heart she wasn't. I met her when I was 14 and we had some of the best times of my life together. Not only have I been dealing with my own grief,  I have been worried about my daughter, her dad, and her aunt. None of them have ever had to go through something like this before. My daughter's aunt is pregnant so I am especially worried about her. Please keep the family in your thoughts/prayers.

Here is a sympathy card I made. The beautiful paper is from K&Company. I used a Cherry Lynn birdcage die and MeiFlower pearl heart from My Crafty Heart, MFT leafy flourish die, mini rolled rose die, felt, and ribbon. I also used Inky Dinky Drops from Inky Impressions, a sentiment from PTI, and scalloped punches from Martha Stewart. The lace is from my stash.

I would like to play in the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky: favorite color combo (pink and green)
Papertake Weekly: add a bow
Created With Love: anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles : ribbon
Allsorts: flower power
Sugar Creek Hollow: tic tac toe (lace, ribbon, pearls)
613 Avenue Create: anything goes (twist: kraft paper)
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: use punches
Sweet Stamps : pearls and lace

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful week and remember to tell the ones you love that you love them.  

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Guest Designer Contest

Hey, friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. While at the Kraftin' Kimmie release party they announced a fun new contest for a guest design spot. I was over the moon with excitement at the thought of being a guest designer. It has been a super busy weekend and I was starting to think I was going to miss my chance at playing along, but I made it just under the wire. They will pick the top 10 and then narrow those down to 3. Wish me luck! :o)

For my card I used an image and sentiment from the adorable Lulu and Friends stamp set. I used Copics to color the image. The paper is from Recollections and K&Company. I used ribbon from Paper Issues, a charm from Inky Impressions, rhinestones from K&Company, and a doily from Wilton.

Isn't she adorable! I love her cute slippers and cuddly bear.
I am playing in the following challenges. I hope you will play along.
Kraftin' Kimmie: trio of embellishments
ATCs & Cards With Attitude: add tag or sentiment
Simply Create Too: anything goes
613 Avenue Create: anything goes (twist: kraft paper)
Dream Valley Challenges: girls, girls. girls
Glitter n Sparkle: sentiment
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a beautiful week!