Sunday, January 30, 2011

Time for Birthdays

We have a lot of birthdays in February but the most important one is Cora's. She will be 1 February 24th. I have made two cards for her so far. I think one will be from her Great Grandparents.

Thanks to Victoria at Victoria's Junk I was able to make them move. She has a great video that shows how to use wire to make them move. 
Here are my card in motion.

They are just so much fun to make. Check Victoria's video out here. Tell her I sent you.
Thanks for stopping, 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A New Digi Company Wax Fruit Company

Happy Saturday, Well if you are here looking for a Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday I have to say we are on hold for this week I think. Regina our blog owner has had some family health issues and could really use your prayers. I think we will be using last weeks challenge. I will get back to you as soon as I know.
Today I have a new company to tell you about. Arielle from Snappy Stamping' with Arielle has started her own digi stamp company and she has given it the best name. It is called Wax Fruit Company. I love that name. It brings bake wonderful childhood memories for me. I remember taking a big bite of a wax apple that my Aunt had on her table. You know I remember it tasting good, and she just laughed. Any way I love Arielle's sentiments and I used one with this by LORi Design image.
This was a very easy card. I just colored the image with Copic markers and cut it with fancy scissors. Then I taped it to some SU Real Red card stock.
I love the way you can color in the letters of the main word.
I also used one from this same set called Big Little Words on my mother-in-laws birthday card.
I lined the inside.
Stop over and see all of Arielle's wonderful creations. She is amazing. 
Thanks for stopping,

Friday, January 28, 2011

Big Ol' Blog Hop!

Happy Friday Everyone, Today we have a very special surprise for our readers! A DOUBLE BLOG HOP!!! That’s right, Baby Bud Designs and BY LORi Designs have teamed up to bring you a big ol' blog hop! We’ve got a fantastic line up of extremely talented designers showcasing some pretty adorable images.
Today you’ll find a ton of inspiration and of course a hop isn’t a hop without some prizes right? So be sure to leave comments on every stop!
So sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful creations that both of these wonderful Design Teams have created for you! You won’t be disappointed!
If you get lost along the way the whole list will be posted at each of the Main blogs! Have fun and thanks for joining us today!
If your arrived here form Maria you are at the right place. If you are lost here is the  whole list.
Now for my card I used a new image by LORi called Love you Friend. Isn't this sweet?

I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 101 and  colored the image with Copic markers. Lori's images are great for using your Copic markers.
The paper is by Bo Bunny. I crochet the flower and the brad is from SU. The ribbon is something I had and it went perfect with the paper.
Here is the inside. I just added a little of the same paper and a SU stamp. This card came together very quickly.
The next stop is TAMMYLEE. I know she will have something amazing for your.
Remember to leave a comment to be eligible for the prizes.  The prizes are listed at  BY LORi Designs Blog and Baby Bud Blog.

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SP and Company Stamp

Hi Everyone, It is Wednesday and time for another SP and Company Card. I used Candy Hearts, my favorite, for my card today.

This was a fun card.
I created a little window with my Gypsy. Next I stamped the candy hearts around that heart. Then I stamped the same hearts and sentiments on different colored card stock and cut them out. Next I embossed the front of the card with a CB folder. Then I glued on the candy hearts. I tied some bakers twin and a tiny SU clear heart button on the side. The tag was one I made with my Gypsy.
Here is the inside.
For the inside I made this little bug from Create a critter and the heart is a SU punch with a sentiment for Candy Hearts. I stitched the paper with and new tool I got by We R Memory Keepers called Sew Easy. It was fun but I need some practice. I use to do a lot of embroidery on my cloths in the 70's but never on paper. I think this stitch would be easier with my sewing machine but I can't but embroidery thread in it.
Stop over to SP  & Company to see what the other girls have for you this week and to read more about the wonderful sale that Samantha has for you.

Here is what she has for you.

Sami Bucks & Referral Contest


My readers are the best people I know so I am calling on you to help me spread the word! I need help getting the word out about SP! For this contest, one of my loyal readers is going to win BIG -the entire January AND February SP and Company Collection of stamps!  That is 12 full stamp sets!! This is going to be a referral contest.

Here's how to play:
  • Help spread the word about my blog , tell everyone!! Email your friends, tell people on Facebook, in the messageboards, anywhere and everywhere.
  • Send people to the SP Blog and have them become a follower and tell me you sent them (they can leave me a comment on any post)! I will keep tally of how many people you send.
  • The person who sends the most new followers to SP will win all 12 SP and Company stamp sets from Jan and Feb!! And there will be prizes for some of the runner-ups AND prizes for new followers who are sent here!!
  • This contest will end on Saturday Feb 19th at midnight EST.


We have a super duper special sale for you! As you may know, my mother is a new Stampin' UP demonstrator. I would like to help her jump start her business so I am offering you a great special, just for Sale-a-bration. For Sale-a-bration, for every $50 you spend with Stampin' UP you will receive a free Sale-a-bration item. BUT I am offering you even MORE!!

Now through, January 31st, earn SAMI BUCKS for every Stampin' UP purchase you make through my mom's Stampin' UP Website. You will receive 20% of your purchase price towards SP and Company stamps. So spend $100 with my mom through Stampin' UP, and you will receive $20 in free SP and Company stamp sets!!

Right after you make you Stampin' UP purchase through my mom's Stampin' UP Website, she will let me know and I will send you your very own discount code to use at SP and Company!!

And I will be back later today with Design Team Wednesday!! Yahoo!

What a great deal! Hurry over and get in on all the great deals.

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Love is in the Air Winners

I had my husband pick two names and the winner of the Candy Hearts stamp set (from me) is Victoria at Victoria's Junk. Here is her blog 

The second winner is Amanda at Stellar Scraps and More. Amanda you won the stamp set Mix & Match : Basics donated by  Amber at Staying Crafty Her blog is 
 Both ladies have wonderful blogs that I visited and learned something new. Thank you to everyone who join in the hop. If you were not a winner but would like to purchase some to the stamps you saw head over to SP and Company.  Samantha has deal to by 3 and get one free.

Next Friday I am in another blog hop.  By LORi Design Digi stamps is have a new release blog hop. The new images are adorable.

Today is the big day GO Pack Go!!!
Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturday!

Happy Saturday! Only one day to go to the BIG Game! 

This has been such a fun week with the Love is in the Air Blog Hop. I want to thank everyone who joined in and thank you so much for the sweet comment and becoming followers. I will be picking a winner later today. Your comment mean so much.

We have a great challenge for you this week at Stamp Scrap and Doodle. We are calling it  "Get Punchy."  We are asking that you use some sort of punch, border, image hole punch, what ever you have. 

 I used three SU  punches to create this card.
The large petals and leaves are the Ornament Extra Large punch.
The two center yellow and green petals are done with the Boho Blossoms punch. And the 5 Petal Flower Extra Large is the star in the middle.
I got the idea for the colors from Colour Q 68 challenge.
To get the texture on the petals I used a wood grain embossing folder by Tim Holtz. The stamp is from an Impression Obsession Sympathy set. The message inside is stamped with a quote from an Irish Tombstone, "Death leaves a heartache, No one can heal, Love leaves a memory No one can steal." I love that saying.

I hope you will join us this week. I look forward to seeing your creations. 

 Thanks for stopping,

Friday, January 21, 2011

Scarpmaster's Paradise Guess Designer

Hi Everyone, I am so excited to be Scarpmaster's Paradise Guest Designer today. I made a TP mini for my husbands Valentine gift. Here is a picture of the cover.
I used three SP and Company sets in my mini.

Candy Hearts

This set is so much fun. I stamped the big heart. Colored it with Copic markers. Stamped the sentiment on it, clear embossed it, then cut it out.

Scallops and Lines Stamp Set

This is a must have set if you scrapbook or make mini albums. I used it on every tag in the book. 

Pretty Pendants Stamp Set

I used this set to create a tree to journal on and for extra embellishments on the pages and tags.

Now to see the rest of the book head over to The Scrapmaster's Paradise blog and leave me some love. 

Don't forget, you have until Saturday at noon to leave a comment here and sign up to be a follower. Read about it here.  Then your name will go into the drawing for the Candy Heart set.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

By Lori Designs Color Challenge #2

Hi again, Boy it is a busy day here. If you are looking for the Love is in the air Blog Hop scroll down.
Now I it is time tell you about Color Challenge #2 at By LORi Design.
Here are the fantastic colors.
The colors are Soft Yellow, Red, Dark Brown and Kraft. You do not have to use SU colors.
And here is my card.

I used Puddle Jumper - Winter Dana. Dana comes with a penguin named Penny but I didn't include her. I want you to see that you can use part of an image. That is the wonderful thing about digi stamps. You can make them any size.  The paper is from SU and I used Copic markers to color the image.
Lori has a great video on her blog by Mercy that shows how to combine and merge digital images. It is very helpful. Thanks Mercy!

I hope you will join us for this weeks color challenge. Head over to By LORi Designs to learn all about the challenge and share your creations. I am looking forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for stopping, 

Hop Day!!

Hi Welcome! If you came here from Momo's blog you are at the right place. 
I am so excited to show you my card.

Here is the inside.
This is the cutest card I have ever made. Really! I used the cut that I used on this card. BUT I added another heart on the front to create a pocket. Then I stamped candy hearts, clear embossed them and glued them to tooth picks which I colored with Copic markers. I did this all with one SP and Company stamp set. Can you guess?

 Yes, it is my all time favorite set Candy Hearts.

Now you know that our hop has prizes and my prize to one lucky person is Mix & Match : Basics. This set was donated by Amber at Staying Crafty. Thank you Amber!
Isn't this a wonderful set? Look all all the possibilities. This is a real go to set.  All you have to do is leave a comment and if you are not a follower I would love to have you sign up. And Wait There's More (just like the TV ad... LOL) if I hit 400 follower by Friday everyone who leaves a comment and is a follower will be in a drawing to win Candy Hearts Stamp set from me. 

So now hop on over to Tracy at Craft Junkie Too. She has something wonderful to share with you.

Here is the Hop order if you get lost or want to start from the beginning. Be sure to start with Amber. She has a challenge for you. Then end with Samantha the wonderful designer of SP & Company stamps.

Thanks for stopping and enjoy the hop,

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SP and Company Birthday Tag

Hi, Today I want to show you the tag I made for one of my husband's birthday gifts. But first I wanted to tell you to check out the blog candy tab. There are some wonderful prizes out there right now. 
OK This was tucked in the box I made him.
Front of Tag
I used three SP and Company stamp sets to make this fun tag.
Back of Tag
The three sets are:
Candy Hearts Stamp Set

Scallops and Lines Stamp Set

Ultimate Sentiments I Stamp Set

These are my three favorite stamp set today. LOL  BUT... tomorrow I am giving away a stamps set that I don't even have yet and I am sure it is going to be my next favorite.  I can't tell you until tomorrow. Amber from Staying Crafty is hosting her first every blog hop and I am thrilled to be included.

The hop will go live at:
7:00 AM Pacific Time
8:00 AM Mountain Time
9:00 AM Central Time
10:00 Eastern Time
You will have the 20th and 21st to leave your comments along the hop trail.  Winners will be drawn and announced on the 22nd. 

There will be 7 designers working with SP & Company stamps creating love themed projects - perfect for Valentine, wedding, and anniversary projects.  Each designer on the hop will have their own prize to give away. That is 6 stamp sets and Amy from Chromas Creations is giving a gel pen holder for the Cricut.  The grand prize  is any 2 SP & Company stamp sets of your choice. The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blogs.

The hop will start at  Staying Crafty and Amber has a challenge for you to make your own love themed project.  She will have the rest of the details about the challenge tomorrow - you will have 1 week to make your own creation and get it entered.  A randomly chosen participant will win a prize!
The hop is sure to be a blast, lots of creativity and great prizes!  This will be a fantastic way to prepare for Valentine's Day.  We can't wait to share with you, and then see what you create for the challenge!

The talented designers that will be part of the hop are
Amber - Staying Crafty
Momo - Made By Momo
I am honored to be included in this truly gifted group of ladies!   Thank you Amber, Amy, and Samantha for donating the prizes and getting this all organized.
Thanks for stopping and I hope to see you hopping by tomorrow,

Monday, January 17, 2011

Heart Box Video

I really had a fun Monday. My day started by reading my email and watching a Creations with Christina video. Then I made my Packer card and this video thanks to an idea that I got from Christina.  I have learned so much from her. I made this video for two reasons. First it is a fun learning challenge for me. Believe me it is a challenge. These videos take me hours.  I guess I am met to be a life long learner and teacher. Yes I miss teaching - not the politics - just the teaching and my dear friends.  Plus I want to show you my new favorite stamp set from SP and Company called Candy Hearts.
Here you go.

If you have any questions please leave it in the comment box and I will get back to you. Leave a way for me to contact you. If you have a blog you don't have to leave an email address.

Thanks for stopping, 

Go Pack Go

I am so excited. It has been a long time since I have been this interested in football. I hope I don't loose followers because I know may of you may be Bears fans but it is just a game right????

I just had to make a card for all my fellow Packer fans. I had this By LORi Design image called Ladybug all colored in green and yellow waiting for a me to come up with a card. When the Packers won on Saturday night I know all all this little guy needed was a big G on its belly. I just think it is so cute. I had so much fun making this card.

The football was cut with my Cricut Paper Dolls for Everday. The G is from Mini Monogram. I deleted the stitches. I used CB folder Tiny Bubbles embossing folder on the football.
Well I hope you like my card. And.....
              Go Pack Go! 
Oh yes I use to be a cheerleader. 
Thanks for stopping,