Saturday, April 28, 2012


It's Saturday and time for another challenge at Stamp, Scarp and Doodle Saturday. 
This week we have an easy and useful challenge. Time to stock up on those birthday cards, banner or any birthday creation you would like to create.
The sponsor this week is the amazing Robyn's Fetish.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award the winner her choice of 5 digital stamps.

Here is the card I made using one of Robyn's adorable images called Katie Computer Gal.

I hope you will link up your creation at SSDS.
Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the design team has created.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Merry Monday #17

They have another fun sketch this week at Merry Monday. It is challenge #17

Here is my card.

Here is the inside.
This is another fun little stamp I got at a garage sale. It is a big cube by Inky Antics called Christmas Pups. On the stamp the pups are in square frames but that would have been too big for my card. The pups are colored with copic markers and sparkled with stickles but you can't see that in these pictures.  I used the fence boarder punch for the liner. I thought that looked cute with the pups. 

Well I am posting this ahead. When you read this I should be getting very close to SC. Keep your fingers crossed that my back holds out after all those hours in a car.

Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge #21

The challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenge is a Recipe. 
Here is my card.
I got this sweet little angel stamp for $1 at a garage sale. She is a Stamping Sensations 2002 stamp. Her dress had a button so she was perfect for this challenge. I just added a real one over the one on the image. The paper is Cosmos Cricket Mitten Weather. The buttons and ribbon are from my collection.  I colored her skin, and wings with copic markers. Her dress is paper pieced. I punched the corners with a MS punch. Then finished the front by adding stickles to her stars and wings. The inside liner was punched with the partner punch that matches the corners. 

This is the first picture I took on the newly painted deck. I think I could have done a better job. When I put the card in the sun you couldn't see the pattern on the paper. Time to relearn out door lighting. LOL

I hope you are having a wonderful week.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, April 21, 2012

CardSpirations Week #12 and Swap

Hi everyone I was inspired to make an easel card from Kimberly’s Scrap Room. She had a swap going on for easel cards, tickets and tags. I am going to get in on the easel card and the tickets. Today I am sharing the easel card.
Here is the card.

Here is the video I made.

Check out Kimberly’s Scrap Room for her fun swap.

Thanks for stopping,


Happy Earth Day on April 22 .

This week our wonderful sponsor is The Cutting Cafe.  Regina has some of the best printable stamp and cutting files at the best prices. 

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The team used the  RECYCLED STAMPS set. 
I made a frog on a lilly pad with my Gypsy to create my card. 
Here is the inside. I used one of Regina's images to make a sheet and used it as a DP.
I used another image on the back. 

I really had fun with this digital set of stamps.

Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the design team has created.

Link up your Recycle/Earth Day creations at SSDS
Thanks for stopping, 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Books for Sale and Happy Mail

Hi Everyone, I got two lovely packages this week from blog friends Susan from the Stampin' Kat 
and Ike from Ikes' World

I  also have some books for sale. I used Scrabble boards for the covers.  I will include the Scrabble tiles to spell out your name for the the front cover.  I am charging $12 for each book plus shipping.
Here is Book 1
 Book 2
Book 3
Book 4

Here is the video that shows what the inside of the books look like.
So if you are interested email me or leave a comment.
Thanks for stopping, 

Christmas Card Challenge #20

The challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenge #20 is Twine.

Here is the card I made using some twine/
Melissa at Bee Divine used this stamp set last week on her card. It reminded me that I had this same stamp and die set. Thanks Melissa!
I tied some twine around the deers neck. It looks like he has broken free and is on his way to have some Christmas Cheer. I wrapped twin around the tree and the background paper to look like a fence that my deer has just jumped over. LOL He's sweater is paper pieced. The brad in the corner is from Paper Studio. 

I really am using lots of the Christmas stuff I have on hand and it feels so good to use what I have. This time of year you don't see any Christmas stuff being advertised so you use what you have and I LOVE that. 

Have you started your Christmas cards? I would love to know. 
Thanks for stopping, 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Merry Monday #16

I am right on top of things this week. Well I am starting off anyway.  I have my Merry Monday Christmas card done.

This is the sketch.

Here is my card.

I just couldn't get the sentiment to show up in the picture. It says Seasons Greetings and is done with a gold embossing powder. The panels are a vintage Christmas paper by Paper Studio and I am not sure about the green plaid. I had to add a strip at the top and bottom because I didn't like the way the panels ended. They were even but didn't look even. The holly on each corner of the sentiment is a sticker. This is a lot prettier in person.

Tomorrow I will show you the Christmas card I made for the Christmas Card Challenge #20

Thanks for stopping,  


Sunday, April 15, 2012

CardSpiration Challenge 11

Hi we had a great visit with Gary's cousin but Lucy did not like the little dog they brought and took after her. The poor little dog was scared out of her wits and cried like a  lion was eating her tail. Lucy is a third of her size but ten times quicker.  It is not looking so good for us getting a dog when my hubby retires. Any suggestion?
Here is the video I made to go with my Merry Monday card and Card-Spiration Challenge 11

Thanks for stopping and watching my video,

Merry Monday on Sunday

Hi I wanted to get my Merry Monday from last week posted.  It is this wonderful sketch.

I have to go to my in-laws soon and I only have until noon to post this. I will post the video later. It is my CardSpiration Challenge 11 card. I got my inspirations for the Merry Monday DT's. It really is a fun challenge and a great idea. It really isn't too late to start working on those Christmas cards. You will have one for all your friends and family.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Card-Spirations Challenge #10

 I am a week behind on my Card-Spirations Challenge. This is my week #10.

Here is the video of what I did to create this card.

Thanks for stopping, 


Happy Saturday! That means it is time for a Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Dearie Dolls. 

The challenge is "Pastels."  This is the last little bit of the wonderful quilt paper that I had. I have no idea what line it is from. I know I have had it for years. I did do some sewing around the outside edge of the DP.  It is just a fun cheerful card that I can use for a Hello, Thank You, or Happy Birthday.

I hope you will join us at SSDS this week with your pastel creations.
Check out what the rest of the design team has created.
Have a wonderful weekend,

Friday, April 13, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge week #18 and #19

I got a little behind on my Christmas cards. LOL I really am ahead of the game but I am a week behind in the challenges.
Last weeks challenge at Christmas Card Challenge was a sketch

Here is my card.

This picture shows the MS stickers better
Then this week the challenge was to use Flower soft or flocking.

Here is the card I made using Flower Soft. The image is a Squigglefly image.
I love this image. The paper is Basic Gray Jovial 6X6 paper. 

Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

YPP Greetings From Theme Coffee

This months the theme for the greeting card at Your Paper Pantry is Coffee.  We were asked not to uses brown or black. Those are the first two colors you think of when you are going to make something with the theme coffee. I decided to make a kinda retro coffee pot. The one I used is from the Cricut Cartridge From My Kitchen.
Here is the inside.
I decorated the envelope and you can see that in the video.  I used the SU set called Morning Cup and a Raisin Boat set called  Confidential.

 YPP has a lot of fun swaps and wonderful informations. Check it out.
Here is how I created my card.

Thanks for stopping,

LESSology Chest of Drawers

We have a wonderful  challenge for you this month at LESSology. The challenge is called Chest of Drawers. I was going to make a chest out of match boxes but a friend gave me this great box and it was perfect for this challenge.
This is what it looked like when I got it.
First I sanded off all the old paint.

Next I painted it black.
Then I used Graphic 45 paper Olde Curiosity Shoppe and covered the drawers, sides and top. Finally I  decorated this fun little Chest of Drawers.
Here is the video of what I did.

Here is the finished chest of drawers.

Our sponsor this month is Paper and Such.
Website -
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Paper and Such is an online store that just opened in May of 2011. Shortly after opening, they decided to begin their own stamp line, and it's been nothing short of exciting. Their stamps are clear photopolymer, and are made right here in the USA! Their HOT SHOT line is a line of chicken stamps - if you haven't seen them, be sure to check them out. They are constantly adding to our stamp line, and love to hear what our customers want.

Get Well Chicken Stamp Set
(a $12 value)

I hope you will join this month at LESSology.

Thanks for stopping,

Linda Lapotka