Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2 cards today!

I was actually productive today and made 2 cards AND made cookies and cooked supper. :o)
The first card I worked on was for Gina K's Color challenge using pink and green. I used an image from CHF by Julie Stainton and its just too cute. I mixed Pearl Ex with hairspray and sprayed it over the white cardstock and it does give it a pretty sheen.

The second card I made was using the new free digital image from Sunshine's Stamps called Super Bird Race Car. I "blinged" up the car with stickles and used the stamped sentiment "Gaudy is Good".

New Challenge Blog and Candy

Practical Scrappers is a new blog with a great idea! Challenges using the tools and supplies that we've been neglecting. The first challenge will be revealed on August 3rd and they have blog candy to celebrate their kick off! Go check them out.

Monday, July 27, 2009

DoodleFactory Blog Candy!

DoodleFactory has new stamps! Check them out here and get a chance to win them. Contest ends tonight......nothing like getting in under the wire.........:o)

New Challenge Blog *Creatilicious Challenges*

There is a new Challenge blog 'Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenges' on the blog block! The Challenges will start on 15th August 2009 and a new Challenge put up once a month thereafter.
Check out the site here

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Super Bird Race Car!

Here it is! The newest digital image from Sunshine's Stamps! You can get your own free digital image by just giving Sunshine a quick email. I colored my image with Sharpies, Bics and Prisma markers and then "popped" it out on the postage stamp background that I cut using my new Slice that I won for $91 in a "silent" auction on a blog. I'm LOVING IT!! So many fun things to do with it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Penny Black/Card Patterns/Cuttlebug Spot Challenge...........its a 3 in 1!!

I really wanted to attempt to do one card that fulfilled the requirements of at least 2 challenges that I found on the Daily Dare bog. I've seen people do cards that meet the requirements of 5 or more challenges......and I'm amazed that they can do it! I was actually able to do this card and fulfill the requirements of 3 challenges! YEAH ME! I love the aqua mist paper from PTI. Just patiently waiting for them to get the new ink that matches the cardstock. The image is a PIF image from Penny Black and its for the Penny Black Challenge Soft and Sweet. I colored it with watercolor pencils and used my Dove Blender Pen to blend the pencil. I used the sketch challenge from the Card Patterns blog. I actually "finished" the inside of the card with DP and some sewing for the Cuttlebug Spot Challenge although my embossing was the Swiss Dot folder I used on the main part of the card.I left the inside blank so that it could more in "Wishing you Good Luck" or "Wishing you a Happy Birthday" etc..... I'm really pleased with how the card turned out.

WOJ Blog Candy

Check out Katharina's Blog for WOJ blog candy! Candy ends July 26th. Such cute stamps! The candy is the new fall release stamp kits.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Malcolm Milk Truck is here!!!!!!!!!!!

Well............Malcolm Milk Truck has arrived! This is the latest free digital image from Sunshine's Stamps. Isn't he just too cute! I had a little problem coming up with sentiments until I put my mind to it and now I think I've seen and herd them all *snicker* Get yourself mooooo-ving over the Sunshine's blog and get your very own Malcolm Milk Truck to play with!
The sentiment for the first card is "Don't have a cow......." and continues on the inside with "You're not THAT old"
My second card is Malcolm all decked out for Christmas. I had lots of fun playing with these images and have lots of other sentiments to use with the image.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gina K Sketch Challenge STVSC20

Here is a card I made for the Gina K sketch challenge this week using the saddle image from the Gina K Stamp set "Out West"(Thanks Jen!). I colored my image with watercolor pencils and added some silver gel pens for the buckles. I played around with a bunch of different papers, but ended up using some paper I think I got at the local Buck or 2 Store with some jute cord as my "ribbon". I did some sewing on this card as well. I found it hard to "step away" from the sewing machine...........Just when is there too much sewing on a card? LOL

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win $1,000 at!

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Introducing............Patrick Police Car!!

Here it is! The newest free digital image from Sunshine's Stamps!
Patrick the Police Car is the newest image from the "Everyday Hero's" Line. I had alot of fun working with this image. I colored it with my Prisma markers and used some glitter pens and Diamond Glaze for the windshield, the sunglasses and the lights. The inside of the card continues the sentiment with "To wish you a Happy Birthday!!". Check out Sunshine's blog for other cards featuring Patrick Police Car!

Lenny Loader Party Favor

Here's another idea for using the new digital image from Sunshine's Stamps. I played around with it in my Paint Program and colored it there and then printed it off. I made the "fry containers" from a template I found on the 'net and voila! Party Favor Containers which could even be personalized with the party goer's names. Lenny Loader and Angus Argus are still free digital images, so head over to Sunshine's Stamps and get yours! There is a new digital image coming later stay tuned for that one........its a cutie!!

Blog Candy from Sue's Krafty Kards....."99 THINGS"

Sue is celebrating 2 years of blogging with some blog candy. But..........there's a twist. She has a list of 99 things and we have to copy the list and check off which ones we've done. Hmmmmm........wonder how often DH checks my blog? *grin*. Anyway.......she has some awesome blog candy up for grabs. So without further ado, here is my "99 THINGS" and the ones I've done are in red............hmmmmmmmmm I'm good for 41 out of 99.

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Made a Snow Angle

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon

32. Been on a cruise (A mini cruse to Denmark)

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted (drawn in pencils, does that count?)

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Cookies for charity

62. Gone whale watching

63. Been given flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy

70. Visited Buckinham Palace

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt or blanket

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Been to the top of the Empier State Building

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Crayon Resist Challenge

Here's a card I did for a Gina K Challenge using her crayon resist tutorial. I'm pleased with how it turned out.........but I think the Dora Explorer crayons I used didn't leave the flower petals as white as a crayola might have. :o)
The sentiment is from Unity and is so true.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

INTRODUCING.........Lenora Loader!!

Isn't she the cutest! I have taken the brand spankin' new digital image from Sunshine's Stamps and changed it from Lenny to Lenora with my pretty pink Sharpie! I printed the sentiment off using my Paint program and added some bling and did the border with a Valentine's Martha Stewart Punch. The DP is from Basic Grey and off course I've done some sewing on the card as its my newest and favorite way to add to my cards. Check out Sunshine's blog and the other DT's blogs for their cards featuring Lenny Loader!!
Here are some links to other blogs featuring Lenny Loader: