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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Spotlight - Hats On!

Good Morning everyone, I hope you guys all enjoyed your Holiday and survived Black Friday if you were out shopping!!! LOL I usually do all my shopping the first two weeks of December. My kids change their minds so much with all the commercials I tend to wait and avoid the crowds!! I spent yesterday just hanging out with the family and catching up on some rest!!! is another fun Spotlight Saturday Challenge. This weeks challenge is Hats On:

Do you have images with hats, hat embellishments or charms? Hat stamps or background paper? A sweet critter that is begging for a fun hat to wear? Use those HATS! If you participate this week you will be entered to win some fun blog candy. Come check out the post here and come on over and play along.

For my card this week I just couldn't pass up this fun image from Stampin Up. This set is called Holiday Lineup. Look at those sweet elves in all their hats!!! I just LOVE this set!!!! I wanted to show you a close up too of the liquid pearls I added to the balls of their hats. I just love this stuff, it dries really quick and very easy to apply!!!!! If you have never tried it, you might want to check it out!!!! Hope you enjoy my card and thanks so much for stopping by.......Have a great Saturday Everyone!!

Here's the Recipe

  • Image - Stampin Up Holiday LineUp. Stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics. Added liquid Pearls to their hats.
  • Sentiment - Treehouse Stamps Sentiment stamped in Momento Ink
  • Paper - American Crafts DP, Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Accessories - Dress it Up Buttons, SU Oval and Scallop Oval, Silver Cording, SU Distressing Tool, Liquid Pearls

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Treehouse Thursday & Sneak Peek

Good Morning Everyone!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!! I hope that everyone has a safe and fantastic Holiday!!! Wow, after today Christmas will be here before you know it. How time flies????

I wanted to share with you a card I made for the new Treehouse Thursday Challenge #025. This weeks challenge is to use the following colors: Real Red, Old Olive, White, and Black. These are awesome Christmas Colors. I sure hope you can play along this week.

For my card I used this fun new image available at Treehouse very soon. Isn't he a cutie???? With this set you get a total of 6 stamps in this set. This new set is called Cool Wishes...Stay tuned for the release date!!!

Don't forget you still have time to apply for the Treehouse Design Team. The call ends December 15th.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a blessed and safe Holiday!!!

Here's the Recipe
  • Image - Treehouse Stamps Cool Wishes Stamped in Stazon Black Ink and Colored with Copics.
  • Sentiment - Treehouse Stamps Set Cool Wishes Stamped in Stazon Black Ink
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, American Crafts Designer Paper, Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper
  • Accessories - CB Folder Swiss Dots, Marvy Scallop Circle, Dress it Up Buttons that are Snowflakes, and Elastic Cord

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Inky Impressions Challenge #24

Good Morning Everyone!!! I will not be around much today, I am traveling to PA. I will be back later on in the afternoon. So hopefully I will have time before the Holiday to stop by and visit everyone!!!

I wanted to share a gift bag I made for today's Inky Impressions Challenge... Guess what???? If you play this weeks challenge the real life LiLi is picking her favorite gift bag. Your project will be put shown on the challenge blog right before the next challenge and you will win some fun Inky products. So make sure you come check out the challenge HERE.

For my gift bag I used the fun Inky Stamp, LiLi's Birthday Cake. I just love this LiLi!!! It is perfect for a birthday card or project!!!! I hope you enjoy my project today and thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Here's the Recipe
  • Image - LiLi's Birthday Cake from Inky Impressions stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics
  • Sentiment - Make a wish from Inky Impressions stamped in Momento Ink
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, DCWV Designer Paper
  • Accessories - Pink Gift Bag, Primas, Craft Flower, Stick Pin, Sheer Ribbon, Marvy Circle Punch

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chipboard and Color Challenge!

Good Afternoon Everyone!!! I hope you all are having a great Tuesday, I still can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I am really looking forward to the Holiday!!!

Today is another fun Think Ink Tuesday challenge. For the next two weeks the challenge is to make a card or project using chipboard. This was a lot of fun for me I hardly ever use chipboard on my cards but I truly enjoyed this challenge. I used this fun image from the brand NEW set License to Chill. Isn't he so cute!! I decided to also include the beautiful color challenge over at SCS. The colors this week for CC246 are Pretty in Pink, Bermuda Bay, and Old Olive. The Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses have these great colors!!!!

Don't forget if you enter our challenge there is a chance to win a grab bag of some fun Artful INKable products!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone has a great day!

Here's the Recipe
  • Image - License to Chill by Artful INKables
  • Cardstock - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Eskimo Kisses DP
  • Accessories - Chipboard Letters, Chipboard Flower, Button, Bling, SU Scallop Border Punch, SU Old Olive Ribbon, Marvy Circle and Scallop Punches

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Riley Christmas!

Good Evening Everyone!!! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Actually my weekend was pretty good..!!! I got to see NEW MOON which I must say was Fantastic. I was not disappointed at all they really stayed with the book. My daughter's indoor soccer team won 3-1 and Katelyn scored 1 goal and assisted the other two goals. I was really proud of her...

Today I decided to just do a card for fun. I wanted to do the Mojo Sketch this week MOJO114. I have this brand new released Riley stamp that I just adore...Isn't he the sweetest???? Did you know that Riley from Hanna Stamps has a new home now????? He has moved to Kansas to Stamper's Ink. You can find this fun new image HERE.

Also don't forget that Inky Impressions Design Team Call ends tomorrow night at Midnight. If you have not applied you still have some time!!! It is not a requirement to use Inky Impression stamps to apply but if you have them why not use them!!!

I hope you enjoyed my creation and thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great night everyone.

Here's the Recipe

  • Image - Riley the Moose stamped in Momento Ink and colored with copics. Colored the tree twice cut one out to pop it up...I added stickles for some fun glitter on the star
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
  • Accessories - Stickles, SU Distress Tool, SU Scallop Border Punch, Sheer Ribbon, Misc. Christmas Charm, and Liquid Pearls

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ornament Obsessions - SSHP08

Good Morning Everyone, I hope everyone had a wonderful week!!!! Guess what today is another fun Spotlight Saturday Challenge. This week we have a fabulous sponsor

They are offering 3 sets of your choice to the one lucky winner this week. Make sure you stop by and check out their store HERE.

For this week's challenge, with the up-coming Holiday Season, there's no better time to start making your gift and cards...So for this week the challenge is to create an ornament or any project with an ornament on it.

I decided to make a card with an ornament on it. I also used this great NEW Martha Stewart punch border with ornaments. Hope you enjoy my creation and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Here's the Recipe

  • Image and Sentiment - from the cutting cafe, I printed the ornament on Whisper White cardstock, punched out the circle with the rudolph's crew sentiment and put it on the center of the ornament. I colored the ornament with copics. Printed out the Sentiment on Whisper White Paper and attached to my card.
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Grey Designer Paper Pack Figgy Pudding
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart Border Punch, Sheer Ribbon, Misc Flowers, Brad, Added Elastic Cord to Ornament attached the ornament onto Brad, Binder Clip, and A Holiday Stick Pin, SU Circle Punch.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New Moon Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Customer and Design Team Twilight Artful INKables blog hop! Make sure you start at the Artful INKables Blog, so you don't miss a single thing!

To celebrate the release of NEW MOON today, we're highlighting the Artful INKables Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired. Artful INKables also has a set of Vampire Romance Themed Charms available! Artful INKables is also sponsoring Twilight Tuesday’s Hop that include Twilight Prizes, so be sure to check them out today as well!

I used the awesome AI set Into the Moonlight, what a GREAT set and just perfect for those Team Jacob fans..... Even though I am TEAM EDWARD all the WAY!!!! This set comes with 8 Rockin Stamps....!!!! Hope you enjoy my creation and thanks so much for stopping by.

The next stop on the hop is Kathy Jones

In case you get lost along the way, here’s the order of the hop!!!!!

Kristin Soboloski
Margie Cortina
Alison Heikkile
Jen Shults
Lois Bak
Michele Lourenco
Jodi Collins
Jennifer Olauson
Jen Pahoulis
Juanita Gillen
Donna Wardle
Joy Stagg
Cathy Cunningham
Sherry Campbell
Michelle Woerner
Crystal Irwin
Kathy Jones
Dani Chapman
Tamara Bennett
Tonya Klar
Jackie Rakoski
Holly Endress
April Davis

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way for your chance to win your choice of 2 AI sets! Please leave your comments by Midnight, November 23rd!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Movie Time!

Good Afternoon Everyone, Ugh another rough week here in Ohio. My son had a stomach 24 hour flu virus and of course he passed it on to me...Yikes we have had a terrible flu season this year. Usually we are the lucky ones amongst my friends but not this year. We are for sure the unlucky ones...!!!

Well, I couldn't let the day go by and not play the Treehouse Thursday Challenge THT024. The challenge this week is to make a treat holder using a template. I have this great template from Stampin Up so I decided to make a little movie treat holder, for any child. I think my daughter will definitely get this one :).... Make it a movie night and place some popcorn in the back......I know she will love that!!! Hope you like my project today. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday. Also don't forget that Treehouse Stamps is having their DT CALL. If you want to check it out, check out the post HERE.

Here's the Recipe

  • Images - The Greeting Farm, stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics
  • Cardstock - SU Designer Paper and Whisper White
  • Accessories - SU Template, SU Ribbon, Misc. Black Paper Clip, Sentiment is computer generated.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

25,000 Hit Blog Candy

Hello Everyone, I promised something yummy and low calories and Guess What??? Its time for another blog candy!!!! WOOHOO!!! I wanted to do this candy for 25,000 hits since April of 2009. A while back my hit counter had issues and defaulted back to 10,000 ( as some of you know, this happened to you) I was already at that point around 18,000 so now I am back up past 18,000 again. So I just rounded it to 25,000 hits. Thank You everyone for your support with my blog and I truly am blessed!! My followers ROCK!!!! For that reason I am offering a yummy candy to celebrate!!!!

Wanna know whats inside a value of over $250.00 here we go.......

  • Magnolia Rubber Stamp - Tilda
  • Magnolia Rubber Stamp - Edwin
  • Spellbinders Nestabilites Labels Four
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two
  • Inky Impressions Rubber Stamp -Angelica's Snowman
  • Stampendous Clear Set Elf Wishes
  • Our Daily Bread Set - On Eagles' Wings
  • Stamping Bella Stamp - Amplee'tude
  • 2 Basic Grey Clear Stamps
  • Great Impressions Wooden Stamp - Snowman
  • Stampendous Wooden Stamp - Holiday Tree
  • Hanna Stamps Clear Set
  • 2 Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
  • Package of 30 KI Memories Ribbons
  • Our Daily Bread Ink Pad - Dusty Rose
  • Our Daily Bread Ink Pad - Sunflower
  • Our Daily Bread Ink Pad - Terra Cotta
  • Our Daily Bread Ink Pad - Olive
  • Our Daily Bread Ink Pad - Steel Blue
  • Our Daily Bread Ink Pad - Purple
  • Making Memories 8x8 Specialty Paper Pack Tinsel
  • Making Memories Tinsel Collection Brads
  • Making Memories Tinsel Collection Embellishments 75 pieces in set
  • Crystal Clear Inky Dinky Drops
  • Variety Pack of Buttons
  • Fiskars Large Star Punch
  • 2 Glitter Glues
  • 2 packs of Craft Paper Flowers with Pearl Pins
  • Over 2 yards of two different fun and funky Black Ribbons

Here is how you qualify -

1. Leave a Comment, any suggestions on how to make my blog more interesting and more fun to follow I would love to know any ideas but not necessary.

2. Become a follower, if you are my follower already you will be automatically be entered twice for all your support!!!!

3. Post my candy on your sidebar

Pretty simple, I am ending this candy on my wedding Anniversary December 9th at Midnight Eastern time. I will then have my husband draw one lucky winner and will announce that lucky person no later than Saturday December 12th.

Thanks again everyone for all your support you guys are wonderful!!!

Tickled Pink Santa Came!

Good Morning Everyone!!!! Hope you all are doing good this Tuesday morning. I wanted to share a card with you that I made with the set Down on the Farm from Artful INKables. This set is so cute, I wanted to try and make a holiday card with this darling pig. I just love the sentiment that came in this set "Tickled Pink" So I added an embellishment that said Santa Was Here. Hope you enjoy my creation and everyone has a fabulous day.

I have surprise for all of you, check back later on this evening for something yummy and has no calories!!!!

Have a wonderful Day!!!

Here is the Recipe
  • Image and Sentiment - Down on the Farm by Artful INKables stamped in momento ink and colored with copics. Sentiment Stamped in Bravo Burgandy
  • Cardstock - Bravo Burgandy, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DP
  • Accessories - Chipboard Buttons, Chipboard Tag, Archivers Ribbon, Heart Pin, SU Scallop and Circle Punch, Santa Hat Sticker

Monday, November 16, 2009

Angelica's Sled

Happy Monday Everyone!!!! I wanted to share this card with you that I made for SCS limited supply challenge on Friday!!! The LSC246 was to create a thank you card and add a bird to your card or project. I chose to use this FUN NEW image Angelica's Sled from Inky Impressions. Isn't she just a doll carrying some presents and snow on her sled. I added dress it up buttons to her sled and stamped birdies on the back of her sled to go along for a ride.

Don't forget Inky Impressions is having their DT call and the deadline for applications is November 24th at Midnight. You can find all the details HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a fantastic Monday.

Here's the recipe
  • Image - Inky Impressions Angelica's Sled stamped in Momento Ink and colored with copics
  • Sentiment and Birdies from Our Craft Lounge
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, DCWV DP
  • Accessories - Inky Dinky Drops Christmas Splash, Inky Ribbon, Silhouette Digital Cutter for Rectangle, Stickles for snow

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Artful INKables Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone, today is an exciting day......It is time for the Artful INKables blog hop. If you didn't arrive here from Joy's Blog, You might want to start at Artful Inkables Blog so you don't miss anything along the way.

I used the fun new set called License to Chill. What a great set for the boys in the winter time. This set has 8 fun stamps and VERY cute sentiments. I had a blast making this card, this image was great to color!! The other images in this set are just TOOOO CUTE!!

I really hope you enjoyed my creation!!! If you get the chance make sure you come and do the hop, one lucky winner will be drawn to win a GREAT prize!!!

Your Next Stop on the Hop is our very talented Jen

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Winner of My Inky Hop Candy!

Good Evening Everyone, Hope you all have had a fabulous Saturday!!!!! Before I announce my winner of my Inky Impressions personal blog hop candy, I wanted to let you know that my son drew this name. I usually take pictures.........but he has been under the weather since last night and my daughter is at her grandmas this weekend. He sure wasn't up for picture taking but he pulled this lucky winner.................

Congrats Girl!!! Please email me @ your addy so I can send you off this sweet stamp!!!

Also don't forget Inky Impressions is having their DT CALL. Make sure you check out the challenge blog HERE for details. You have until November 24th at Midnight Eastern time to apply.

I hope everyone is having a great evening and thanks so much for stopping by!

Good Morning Everyone!!! WOW it is the weekend already, WOOHOO!!! Guess what today is ??? Another fun Spotlight Saturday Challenge.

This weeks challenge SSHP07 is to use your own stamps to make a "masterboard" or your own designer paper to create several cards/projects at once (you only need to show us one creation that displays part of your masterboard). This is a great opportunity to make headway on your Christmas cards, completing several at once with one masterboard.

To see a fun tutorial on how to make your own "Masterboard", check out Vicki's Blog to see how to make one for easier card making!

This week our sponsor is...

The winner of the challenge THIS week chosen by will be able to choose THREE FREE DIGI SETS from their store!! How AWESOME is that!!!!

For my challenge card I chose this fun digi image from Digital Ink. Edward and Bella......I thought this image would be perfect since the movie new moon is coming out FRIDAY!!!! Hope you enjoy my creation.

Here's the Recipe

  • Images - Digital Ink Company Edward and Bella, stamped in Momento Ink and colored with copics. Artful Inkables set Into The Moonlight stamped in Momento Ink for Background DP

  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Misc. Polka Dots

  • Accessories - Real Red Ribbon, Charm, Bling, Sentiment is Computer Generated

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Treehouse Thursday Case a Card

Good Morning Everyone, WOW the week is almost over, I am so looking forward to the weekend. I wanted to share my card with you that I made for the Treehouse Thursday Challenge THT023. This week we are to case a card from one of our very talented designers, Kelly. I chose to case this card HERE. If you would like to play come visit OUR BLOG. This was such a very fun challenge. Come on over and join the fun!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!!!!

Here's the Recipe
  • Stamps - The Greeting Farm purchased from Treehouse Stamps. Image stamped in Momento Ink and colored with Copics. Sentiment stamped in Creamy Caramel Ink
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Creamy Caramel
  • Accessories - Oval Punches, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Sheer Ribbon, Leaf is a Dress It Up Button, White Gel Pen

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Inky Impression DT Call!

It is that time again. Inky Impressions is having our Design Team call. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and talented stampers to help promote our products and to provide inspiration to the stamping community, through your personal blog and online galleries.

This call is open to everyone!! If you applied before please feel free to reapply!!

To enter the Inky Impressions DT call Please do the following......

1. Follow Today's Ornament Challenge.

2. Link your challenge card or project to Mr. Linky.

3. Post on your blog that there is a Design Team Call here at Inky Impressions.

4. Email Crystal @ and CC the email to Nicole at and in the subject line please put your name, Mr linky number, and dt call. Please include (1) one other card and (1) 3-d item that shows your coloring ability.

Please include the following in your email:
  1. Name:
  2. Address:
  3. Email:
  4. Blog Address:
  5. Links to any online galleries you have:
  6. A list of related forums/message boards that you participate in:
  7. Please tell us if you are on any other design teams: (No prior experience necessary)

Please let us know about yourself, what you like about stamping, what you would contribute to the Inky Impressions Design Team, and why you would like to be a design team member.

The deadline for Applications is November 24th by Midnight Eastern Time

DT Requirements

Participate for a term of 3 months and sign a contract with Inky Impressions.

  • You must be willing to post card samples, contest announcements, challenges and new releases on your blog.

  • You must be willing to post all Inky Impressions Challenge Blog cards/projects to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery.

  • You will be required to make a minimum of 1 card/project weekly & snail mail a minimum of 2 cards per month to display at Convention.

  • You will need to meet all deadlines, given.

  • Participate in Inky Impressions Challenges, Blog Hops and Release Parties.

  • Promote Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps through your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity to help us promote.

What you will get from us:

  • Seven(7)Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps & New product samples as they come in during your( 3 ) three month term.

  • 20% off all rubber stamp orders, during your term.

  • A great opportunity to work with a fun and friendly design team.

  • Your photo and bio posted on the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and/or website.
Make sure you check out OUR CHALLENGE BLOG for more details and to look at the challenge today!!!!
Also I wanted to let you all know that Inky Impressions is bringing in NEW PRODUCT.. One thing that Inky is selling and available now is Cosmo Cricket Paper. Come check out the store HERE.
I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Think Ink Tuesday!

Good Morning Everyone!!! Guess what I am the host for today's Think Ink Tuesday Challenge.... I decided with the holiday's right around the corner this challenge would be a lot of fun. Today's challenge is to make a tag. Sound like fun???, if you come play along you could be entered to win a grab bag of fun Artful INKables Products. Here's my sample for you.

I used this great NEW set from Artful INKables called A bird's song.
I just love this set, it is very versatile. It is fantastic for holidays, or any special occasion. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a HAPPY TUESDAY!

Here's the recipe

  • Image - Artful INKables a Bird's Song
  • Sentiment - Artful INKables set Holiday Treats and Tales
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, My Minds Eye Christmas Collection
  • Accessories - Holiday Ribbon from Inky Impressions, Chocolate Chip Inky Dinky Drops from Inky Impressions, Marvy Scallop and Circle Punch, Small hole punch, Misc. Michaels Holiday Ribbon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Inky Candy Still Available!

Good Morning Everyone!!! I can't believe it is already Sunday afternoon, the weekend sure does fly by!!! I wanted to let you know that you still have plenty of time to come join the fun and do the Inky Hop!!!

Come see our new releases and enter to win!

The hop will be over on Friday November 13th!! Nicole is generously giving away to one lucky winner fun and new Inky products to start the hop please visit the Inky Impressions Blog HERE....Also if you read my post HERE for my personal give away you could win one NEW INKY STAMP just by leaving me a comment!!! If you put this hop blinkie on your sidebar, (let them know it ends November 13th) and leave me a comment letting me know, I will give you 3 entries for my new image blog candy...

Hope you have some time to jump in and hop.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

SSHP06 - Repeatedly Useful

Good Morning Everyone. Guess What today is another fun fun Saturday Spotlight Challenge! Today's challenge: is to use your image more than once on your creation. What a great challenge this is, I had a blast creating my card. Come visit us to play along. We have another great sponsor this week it is......

They are generously donating a $15.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner this week!!! Woohoo there is fabulous stuff in their store. Make sure you check them out!!

My card, I decided to use my new stamp set I purchased from Stampin UP, Delightful Decorations. I used one of the fun ornaments and stamped it 3 times. I added fun beads to each ornament... Hope you enjoy my card. Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a GREAT Saturday!

Here's the Recipe

  • Stamps - Delightful Decorations by Stampin Up
  • Ink - Soft Suede Ink
  • Cardstock - Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White, and Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper
  • Accessories - Beads, Scallop and Circle Punch, Misc Ribbon, Stampin up Rubon for Sentiment, SU Ornament Punch

Friday, November 6, 2009

Inky Dinky Drop Hop

Come see our new releases and enter to win! .

Guess what today is, ITS the Inky Dinky Drop Hop!!! If you didn't come here from PAM'S BLOG You will really want to start at the INKY IMPRESSIONS BLOG so you don't miss anything along the way. I can't wait to show you what I created with these NEW CUTIES!!! Here we go everyone!

This sweet girl is named Lili's Cleaning Day! Isn't she just darling on this felt rug I made for her. The sentiment is just too cute........ This Sucks I mean the Vacuum Silly. AWWW the sentiment is a new release too.

On to my next card for everyone to peak at.

This holiday sweeties name is Angelica's Lantern. I just adore this image!! She is so beautiful in her winter outfit and I just had so much fun adding the yellow shimmers to make her light glow on a cold winter night. Check out the snowflakes, GUESS what is in the center??? Inky Impressions NEW fun product, INKY DINKY DROPS. Guess what everyone they come in 30 different colors to add something special to any card or project at such a wonderful price. Check out the store HERE.

I also have a personal blog surprise for you, all you have to do is leave me a comment and you will be entered to win this adorable image. The blog hop ends November 13th at Midnight. So I will announce the winner of this sweetie sometime Saturday November 14th.

Just a few more things, you will be eligible to win some fun inky products for doing the hop. You will find out what they are at the end of the hop. We will be drawing one lucky winner randomly from one of our Inkettes blog so make sure you comment along the way!!!!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Treehouse Thursday Challenge & DT Call

Good Morning Everyone!!! Happy Thursday, its time for another fun Treehouse Thursday Challenge. This weeks challenge is to make a stationary set. I had a lot of fun making this project!!! I decided to use thick Designer Paper fold 24 cards in half using Treehouse Stamp Set Simple Wishes, I stamped the flowers in the corner, added bling, and a sentiment. I then added matching envelopes, tied with ribbon, put them in a cute note card box. I really love how this turned out, my aunt loves to send notes to her family and friends and I thought this would be a perfect gift for her for Christmas. I really hope you like my creation, it was simple and fun!!!

Also I wanted to let you know that it is time for a Design Team Call for Treehouse Stamps Sadly all terms come to an end and its time for some new faces. Please visit the Treehouse Blog for details.

I have decided to become an evening commenter. Teehee, between stamping, kids, cooking, and cleaning I have decided to change up my schedule a little bit.......So for those who always leave me the sweetest comments that I just LOVE reading from my awesome followers, I will check out your creations in the evening, just know I am not going anywhere if you don't hear from me right away!!!! My followers ROCK!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Inky Impressions Color Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, Before I get to my challenge card I wanted to share with you that Inky's Impressions Blog hop is Friday Nov 6th. Oh my goodness wait until you see these NEW ADORABLE winter images. You won't want to miss this hop, Inky Impressions also have a BRAND NEW fun product coming too......

Come see our new releases and enter to win!

Now onto the challenge. This weeks challenge is to follow this color combo, or colors similar. I just LOVE these fun bright colors.....

Come on over and join the fun!!!! Here's my card for this challenge.

Hope you enjoy my creation. Also don't forget to come join our Yahoo Group and you will receive 10% off your Inky Products. It is a perfect time to join with the blog hop coming VERY SOON. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you guys enjoy your Hump Day.

Here's the recipe

  • Stamps - Inky Impressions - Fairy Lili - Colored with Copics, cut out and popped up
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Designer Paper
  • Accessories - SU Melon Mambo Ribbon, Primas, SU Chocolate Chip Brad, Oval and Scallop Oval cut with my Silhouette Digital Cutter, Lots of Bling, and Stickles.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Frosty Mug Mates and Color Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, I hope your Tuesday is going good. My daughter is recovering and hasn't had a fever since last night thank goodness. I just hope it stays away.

I wanted to share with you a card I made using the fun Holiday Set Frosty Mug Mates by Artful INKables. I also used the color challenge over at SCS CC243. The color combo today is to use neutrals with a splash of color. I decided to make this a CAS card, hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

Don't forget you have one more week to play the THINK INK TUESDAY challenge to be entered to win a grab bag of products. Stop by and visit OUR BLOG to play.

Here's the recipe

Stamp and Sentiment - Artful INKables Frosty Mug Mates - stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics

Cardstock- Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Kraft

Accessories - Faux Stitching, Holiday Charm, Pop Dots, Misc Holiday Ribbon

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fun Things going on at Artful INKables

Good Morning and Happy Monday, wow I feel like I have been away for such a long time. For those who didn't know I had the flu and now unfortunately my daughter is home with the flu. Last week was very rough and the start of my Monday isn't the best either. I just hope she feels better soon, it makes me so sad when one of my kids are sick. This flu season has been horrible. Well...on to my post.

A lot of fun things are going on at Artful INKables. They are having a HUGE sale until November 15th. 35 sets are on sale 25-35% off and FREE SHIPPING on orders over $45.00. Go check it out and take advantage of this GREAT SALE.

Also......we are having a Customer and Design Team Blog Hop....Here is the post.

To celebrate the upcoming movie NEW MOON, we're having a Customer and DT Twilight Blog Hop on November 20th!!!! Did you know that AI has some fang-tastic sets perfect for Twilight Fans? Even if you're not a MUST know someone who is.......

Check out the Twilight Inspired Stamps: Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired and the Vampire Romance Themed Charms available from AI!


* You must use the stamps and/or charms from AI for the Hop....if you don't have still have time to get them!

* You must have a blog to participate

* Email Jackie at with your name and your blog address by November 13, 2009

* Details will be sent to you via email regarding the hop details after November 14, 2009- with plenty of time to get your post ready for the hop on the 20th

Any questions, please email Jackie at the email address above.

Tell your friends and save the date!!!!

Doesn't that sound like a TON OF FUN!!!! I am so excited for this new movie and what a fun way to get stampers stamping for the new movie!

A long post huh, So many fun things going on, go check out AI STORE and OUR BLOG. You will be so glad you did. I decided to post a little project/card I made with an Artful INKables set called Frosty Mug Mates. Guess what???? It is on Sale too!!! This set has 10 fun and fabulous stamps. I just love these adorable snowmen!!! Too CUTE and SNOW much fun!

I hope you enjoy my little project. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a GREAT day!



Blue bag stamped Snowflakes on the bag with Versamark Ink. Heat Embossed with Glitter and White Embossing powder. Snowflakes from the AI Set Frosty Mug Mates.

Chipboard Tag - Punched a silver circle and added a fun sentiment from the AI Set Frosty Mug Mates. Adhered Tag with SU Night of Navy Ribbon and Misc Sheer Ribbon


Stamps - AI Set Frosty Mug Mates stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics

Cardstock - Night of Navy, Whisper White, Misc. Silver, Misc. Designer Paper

Accessories - Bling, Pop Dots, Holiday Ribbon