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I am a stay at home mom that just loves making cards!! I started Scrap booking 5 years ago and then was introduced to stamping and fell in love ever since. I have three children and a wonderful husband who supports my obsession with stamping!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holiday Wish List!

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Thursday!!! Isn't Halloween on Sunday??? Well for some unknown reason my little town here in Ohio has decided to have Trick or Treating today...Really?? On a Thursday??? a school night??? Makes no sense to me!!! LOL!!! So we will be out getting candy tonight WOOT the kiddos are happy thats for sure!!! It came early for them this year!!!


Today I would like to share with you a little project I have been working on for my son's 2nd grade classmates. I just LOVE this stamp by Whimsy Stamps Holiday Wish List. This stamp is sooo fun and I just knew I could make something for my son's classmates using this stamp. So I decided to stamp the Holiday Wish List, add a Holiday pencil, and some yummy peppermint sticks. They can write their wish list for Santa and eat some peppermint while they are doing it :) Hope you enjoy my creation today!!

I think this is a sweet little gift for the kids, reasonable, and easy to make a bunch!!!

Don't forget today over at Whimsy Stamps there is a NEW RELEASE from Meljen's Designs...If you have a moment stop over and check out her new digis today!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a WONDERFUL Thursday!!

Here's The Recipe

Image - Whimsy Stamps stamped in Momento Ink, Cut out and mounted on Real Red Cardstock, colored the candy canes with Copics

Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Holiday Green

Accessories - Holiday Pencils, Peppermint Sticks, Holiday Twine, CB Embossing Folder


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Bookmark It

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Wednesday!!! Today its time for another fun challenge over at Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog!!! This weeks challenge is a fun one, TO BOOKMARK IT!!! I love making bookmarks they are such great gifts and just perfect for those reading lovers!!!

Well in my blog hopping I came across a few of Cheryl's awesome ribbon bookmarks.Have you seen them?? They are fabulous!!!...This was something I felt was different and I REALLY liked how hers turned out and wanted to give it a shot!!! Her blog is full of inspiring work, so if you have a chance stop by and check out her GREAT blog HERE!!! Thanks Cheryl for the inspiration you gave me on this bookmark design!!!!

For my bookmark today I used this ADORABLE Your Next Stamp image Thankful For You Fhiona. AWWW isn't she sweet??? I really wanted to make something fallish and she was just perfect!!! Hope you enjoy my creation today!!



I computer generated the sentiment, Let's Fall into Reading!!! Thought that was kind of catchy..LOL!!!!

Your Next stamp offers 2 fabulous prizes for you to win:

1. Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!

2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Karen, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

We’d love to see you use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, but if you don’t have one, then you can still join in and be entered into the prize draw! As our challenge runs for 2 whole weeks you have plenty of time to hop on over to the YNS Store and pick up some of these cuties yourself! And if you do use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, you’ll be entered into the prize draw TWICE and be entered into the Top Pick draw – that’s 3 chances to win!

So come on over and join in the fun HERE for a chance to WIN!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!!

Here's The Recipe

Image - Your Next Stamp - Stamped in Momento Ink, colored with copics, Cut out and popped up

Sentiment - Computer Generated

Paper - Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Really Rust

Accessories - Leaves, Stick Pins, Nesties, Bling

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Inky Impressions!!

Good Morning Everyone Happy Tuesday!!! Today I have an announcement to make....I have been an Inspirational Inkette since August of 2009 and then following my first three month term I was then the Senior Design Team Leader for Inky Impressions. The time has come that I will no longer be a designer for Inky Impressions. It has been an awesome adventure and it was a gift to work with those beautiful images!!! We (Me and Nicole) have decided that after my long journey with Inky its time for some new talented faces to join Inky Impressions!!


I wanted to take this moment to Thank Nicole for this adventure and giving me the chance to design and to be the leader over at Inky!! I wish you the best of luck and many many more success stories!!! Good Luck to your new team and leaders!!!


Since this is my last post as a member of Inky Impressions, I would like to share with all of you some of my all time favorite creations that I have made during my journey at Inky!!!!



Using LiLi's Secret

Cowgirl LiLi



Using Angelica's Sled


Using Beach Bound LiLi



Using LiLi's First Day of School



Using Flower LiLi

Using Nickie's Birdie

Using Angelica's Bunny Hugs

Using Water LiLi

Using Fairy LiLi


Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Tuesday!!!


Monday, October 25, 2010

New Challenge Blog

Karen's Birthday Blog Hop Click HERE



Good Afternoon Everyone!!! I have some exciting news to share!! Today is the kick off of the BRAND NEW Elisabeth Bell Challenge Blog. There will be a new challenge monthly with a chance to win some fabulous prizes. You don't want to miss out playing along!!!!

This months challenge is to make a 3x3 Note Card Box or Tote. For my creation today I used this darling image Eden's 2nd Christmas. She is just SOOOO sweet and thought she would be perfect to use for a Note Box for Christmas. I used this fabby tutorial found HERE. Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!




Also right now there is a GUEST DT Call for more information and a chance to work with Elisabeth's Fabulous Digis please visit HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Monday!!!

Here's The Recipe

Image - Elisabeth Bell Digi printed, colored with copics, and punched out

For note cards - SU Christmas Stamp, stamped in Real Red Ink and Punched Out

Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, SU Designer Papers

Accessories - Real Red Ribbon, Felt Leaf, SU Real Red Brad, SU Punch, Nestie, Whisper White Ribbon, Pearls

Happy Birthday Karen!!

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Monday!!! I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend!!! Today we are having a special Blog Hop for a very special lady Karen the owner of Your Next Stamp. If you have arrived here from Chris's Blog you are in the right place if not you might want to start at Simonne's Blog so you don't miss anything a long the way!!!!

Karen, I wanted to take this moment to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope your day is absolutely fabulous, you sure deserve the BEST!!!

I wanted to share this creation with you that I made for Karen for her birthday! I used Yippee Fhiona...I just LOVE this image and thought it would be sooo fun to use for a Birthday Card!!! Yippee its Karen's Birthday!!! Hope you Enjoy!!!

I just LOVE making circle easel cards, and I just couldn't resist using one of my all time favorite color combos. Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss!!!

I also wanted to remind you of the YNS Birthday Bash Sale!!!!

Karen has randomly selected stamps from the YNS Store and placed them into the "Karen's Birthday Bash Sale" section HERE: You'll find a variety of YNS stamps on sale for 10% - 40% off! Plus be sure to check out the embellishments section of the store as well...all brads, buttons and baubles are 10% off!

The YNS store now carries single pots of the Twinkling H2o's so be sure to check out these awesome sparkly paints!

Sale ends Oct 26th at midnight, so get yourself on over to Your Next Stamp and grab a bargain!

Thanks so much for stopping by today make sure you stop by Karen's Blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!!!! ......YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOP IS JENNY!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Whiff of Joy - Distressing!

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Saturday!!! Today I decided to play along with the Whiff of Joy Challenge Distressing. I colored up this image as soon as I got it ..I just couldn't wait!!! Its been staring at me for over a week now..LOL!!! This week when I saw the challenge distressing I just KNEW it would be perfect for Halloween. For some reason distressing and Halloween go together in my eyes....I hope you enjoy my creation today with this darling Whiff of Joy Little Witch image....

I think i distressed everything I could think of on this creation including adding black distress ink to my once white broom....I even crumpled each layer up to give it a more distressed look. These papers I used are from the Making Memories pack Toil &Trouble. I really love these colors together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges

Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween

Marks Finest Paper - Diecuts or a Punch

Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween/Fall

Double Dutch - Boo to You

Kaboodle Doodles - To add a Bat

Paper Playtime - Pumpkin or Spiderweb - I used some Spiderweb Designer Paper

Stamp with Fun - Halloween

The Crazy Challenge - Halloween

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Boo

Here's The Recipe

Image - Whiff of Joy - Stamped in Momento Ink, Colored with Copics, Outlined in Glitter Pen, Cut out and Popped Up

Sentiment - Whiff of Joy stamped in Momento Black Ink

Paper - Kraft, Basic Black, Making Memories Designer Paper

Accessories - Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Martha Bat Punch, Nesties, Ribbon, Broomstick, Purple Pearls



Friday, October 22, 2010

Inky Impressions Challenge Add Flowers



Good Morning Everyone, Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!! Today its time for another fun Inky Impressions Challenge. This weeks challenge is to add flowers to your creation!!! I chose to use this sweet image LiLi Playing in the Leaves. I used fall designer paper with flowers and added this really pretty prima flower to the center of my ribbon!! Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!



Come on over and play the challenge this week HERE for a chance to be Inked by the Inkettes!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!!

Here's The Recipe

Image - Inky Impressions stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics

Paper - Whisper White, Fall Designer Paper

Accessories - Nesties, Silk Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Prima


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Your Next Stamp Sale!!



Karen will be celebrating her 34th birthday on Monday, so she is holding a special YNS Birthday Bash Sale HERE from today until Tuesday October 26th (midnight EST) to celebrate! Yippee!!

Karen has randomly selected stamps from the YNS Store and placed them into the "Karen's Birthday Bash Sale" section HERE: You'll find a variety of YNS stamps on sale for 10% - 40% off! Plus be sure to check out the embellishments section of the store as well...all brads, buttons and baubles are 10% off!

The YNS store now carries single pots of the Twinkling H2o's so be sure to check out these awesome sparkly paints!

Sale starts today and ends Oct 26th at midnight, so get yourself on over to Your Next Stamp and grab a bargain!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Tuesday!!! Today I would like to share a creation I made using this ADORABLE Your Next Stamp image Trick or Treat Fhiona.. I just adore this sweet image and she is all ready for Halloween!! For my creation today I used this fun sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You . I was browsing blogland last night for a sketch and this one got my interest and just had to play along!!!

Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!





Don't forget you still have time to play along with our challenge this week Nicely Negative for a chance to win a fabulous prize. Stop on over and join in the fun HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a GREAT Tuesday!!!

This card is also for the following Challenges:

2 Sisters - Halloween

Bee Crafty - Halloween

Mark's Finest - Stitching

One Stop Craft - Halloween

Stampin For The Weekend - Fall/Halloween

Stamp Something - Halloween

Moving Along with the Times - Halloween

Crafts and Me - Halloween

Stampin Royalty - Halloween

Creative Cottage - Halloween

Fussy and Fancy - Halloween

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween

Just Inspirational - Anything Goes

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes

Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

Here's The Recipe

Image - Your Next Stamp - Stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics

Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, SU Designer Paper

Accessories - Making Memories Ribbon, Martha Bat Punch, Bling, Marvy Punches, Sewing Machine



Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Fall Set

Your Next Stamp Surprise Blog Hop Click HERE

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Saturday!!! I hope everyone had a GREAT week!!! I wanted to share with you a set that I made for the Paper and Pixels Magazine. Guess what the NEW October issue came out yesterday and I have to say it is FABULOUS!!! The owner, writers, and editors are doing an AMAZING job on this NEW FREE online Magazine. There is a bit of everything in this fun magazine...scrapbooking, papercrafting, techniques, tutorials, cardmaking...wow it is full of wonderful things...... If you haven't signed up for your free copy come visit HERE.

Here is my project that you can find inside the magazine this month. Hope you Enjoy!!!!







I wrote a tutorial on how to make this paper pumpkin for the holidays, as a gift or decoration!!! You can find that inside this month's issue of Paper and Pixels.

Hope you enjoyed my creation today and thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Your Next Stamp Surprise Blog Hop Click HERE

Good Evening Everyone, I hope everyone had a GREAT Friday!!!! I would like to share a creation I made today for a birthday my daughter is attending tomorrow. I used the image LiLi's Birthday Cake from Inky Impressions. She's great for those girl birthday cards. I also couldn't wait to use these awesome stick pins I found at Archiver's recently. Hope you enjoy my creation today!!


I am entering this card in the following challenges

SSDS - Anything Goes

My Sheri Craft - In stitches

Wild Orchid - Stitching

For Fun - Something I have never used, these stick pins brand new!

Crazy For Challenges - Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!

Here's The Recipe

Image - Inky Impressions stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics

Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Kioshi Basic Grey

Accessories - Wild Orchid Flower, Black Ribbon, Stitching, Black Pearls, Stick pins, Nesties


Your Next Stamp Surprise Blog Hop!!!


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp SURPRISE BLOG HOP!

If you didn't arrive here from Linda's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the start of the hop at the Karen's blog and begin hopping!

The hop starts today (Friday, October 15th at 9:00 EST) and ends on Sunday, October 17th at midnight (EST).

So what's this surprise hop about? Well....if you've popped by any of the YNS DT's blogs this week, you may have read our posts about today's very special hop showcasing a VERY special, NEW and EXCLUSIVE YNS stamp! The DT have been 'in the know' about a secret project involving YNS and ScrapFest for a little while, and now the day has finally come when we can officially announce the proud news that Karen was approached by Lisa (owner of ScrapFest in Ontario) to design an exclusive YNS stamp for this autumn's ScrapFest (15-16 October 2010) - YAY!! And here it is:


This stamp will be available to buy from the Your Next Stamp booth at ScrapFest Ontario, but fear not if you can't get along to ScrapFest as Karen is also selling this fabulous stamp in the YNS online store!! IMPORTANT: This stamp will only be available to buy online for the duration of ScrapFest, so do not delay in placing your order! As it is only available for a very limited time, Karen is offering the stamp at a very special price of $6 with FREE SHIPPING!! (*NB Free shipping only applies to the ScrapFest stamp - if you include other items in your order, you will be charged shipping accordingly).

If you do plan to pop along to ScrapFest this weekend, don't forget to print out this voucher and take it along to the YNS booth to receive 10% off your purchase of YNS stamps:


(Click on the voucher to open it in new window ready for printing)

So now you need to continue the hop by hopping to Wendy's blog. Be sure to complete the hop as we have a prize draw at Simonne's blog where you can enter to win one of these gorgeous and exclusive YNS ScrapFest stamps. [If you purchase one of these stamps and then find you are the lucky winner of the prize draw, you will be given a $6 gift certificate to spend at the store instead.] To enter, please leave your details in the InLinkz widget below. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen on Monday October 18th.


Thanks for hopping with us today!!! Hope you enjoyed my creation today!!!! Have a GREAT Friday everyone!!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Meljen's Release Thursday!




Good Morning Everyone, Happy Thursday!!!! Its time for another GREAT Meljen's Weekly Release over at Whimsy Stamps. Today I would like to share with you a card and a little matching treat tote I made with this DARLING NEW image Patchy Ghost. He is such a CUTIE and perfect for those Halloween Cards. Make sure you check out the other fabby new releases HERE. Hope you enjoy my creations today!!!






I just loved how this sweet set came out and I just ADORE this NEW Meljen's image. The sweet little candy tote was something my niece showed us how to make at a Stampin Up Workshop. I loved the one we made so much I just had to make one again!!! If you have a moment check out her blog HERE for some great inspiration!!! The little candy tote has Velcro to open and close I just love this cute little design!!!

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

Here's The Recipe

My Card
Image - Whimsy Stamps - Meljen's Digi Collection - Printed on Cardstock, Colored with Copics and added some white sparkle chalk
Sentiment - Misc
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, SU Designer Paper
Accessories - SU Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Black Pearls, Nesties, Spider Dress it Up Button, Googlie Eyes

Tote Recipe
Su Designer Paper, Black Ribbon, Martha Bat Punch, Bling, SU Oval Punches, Misc Sentiment

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Wednesday!!! Its time for another fun Your Next Stamp Challenge. This weeks challenge is NICELY NEGATIVE to stamp white ink on dark paper. For my creation today I used the fabulous set Rock Star Fhiona. This set is just SOOO much fun!!! I decided to use the music notes from this set, stamped in white ink and heat embossed on black paper for a fun background. Come join in the fun HERE at our blog!!! Hope you enjoy my creation today!!!



Your Next stamp offers 2 fabulous prizes for you to win:


1. Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!


2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Karen, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

We’d love to see you use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, but if you don’t have one, then you can still join in and be entered into the prize draw! As our challenge runs for 2 whole weeks you have plenty of time to hop on over to the YNS Store and pick up some of these cuties yourself! And if you do use a YNS stamp on your challenge card/creation, you’ll be entered into the prize draw TWICE and be entered into the Top Pick draw – that’s 3 chances to win!

So come on over and join in the fun HERE for a chance to WIN!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Here's The Recipe

Image - Your Next Stamp stamped in Momento Ink and Colored with Copics, Music Notes stamped in White Ink and Heat Embossed

Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink, Luxe Designs Designer Paper

Accessories - Chipboard Letters, Rubon, Sewing Machine, Marvy Punches, Silk Ribbon, Misc Charm