Sunday, December 28, 2008


See the new sparkly banner? I just wanted to try it on for size. I don't particularly like it and want it gone, but can't get it remove it!!! What's up with that?!? Does anyone out there have any idea? I am really frustrated!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas everyone!!

A special thanks to Michelle for sending this image to me!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008



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Sunday, December 7, 2008


My friend Linda came over today and we stamped, stamped, stamped. We decided to give the Stationary Box a try that I had seen over on Dannie Graves blog. She has a fabulous video tutorial and print out. You can see it here. It was so easy to follow! Now I just have to make some matching cards to go inside!Thanks for looking....

Additional Info
Stamps: none
Paper: DCWV glitterstack
Ink: none
Accessories: none

I made this for today's IC. What a bunch of cool looking glass pendants. WOW! Of course, I loooooved the bee one, and it is the one I chose for my inspiration. You can see it here, it has 3 little bees on it, just like my siggy that I put on my cardbacks. Anyway, I used the colors and came up with this birthday card. Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: party hearty
Paper: gpwhite, basic black, HL1 print pack
Ink: read red, ballet blue
Accessories: silver bling, black marker

Saturday, December 6, 2008


For the Limited Supply Challenge today. I just wanted to do something really simple.Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Inkadinkado, small script
Paper: GPwhite
Ink: not quite navy craft
Accessories: stardust ep, ribbon, bling

Friday, December 5, 2008

This is for today's Ways to Use It Challenge. I had a couple of these scallop envelopes already punched out. I decided to pair it with a snowflake from the Snow Swirled set and some of the die cut stickers out of the Season to Share Elements kit.Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: none
Paper: GPwhite, holiday treasures dsp, real red, kiwi kiss
Ink: none
Accessories: Season to Share Elements kit, ribbon, brad

Thursday, December 4, 2008


This is for Day 7 of the Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet... Thank you so much for making today's challenge a non-bird one! Whew! I received this image in a swap and have been hanging on to it for a while. I recently got the Lang catalog in the mail and just love looking through it for inspiration. I cased one of the cards I saw there.Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Stamps Happen
Paper: GKPure Lux, real red, basic black
Ink: stazon, basic black
Accessories: SU! markers, aqua painter,liquid applique, dazzlin' diamonds, sakura white gel pen & sparkly pen, ribbon


Additional Info
Stamps: Inkadinkado clear
Paper: GPwhite, basic black, KI Memories Christmas pack
Ink: stazon
Accessories: SU! markers

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This is for today's CC. I just LOVE these colors together! Thanks Em!I used an image from the City of David set from my friend Lauren. I colored the structures with Sahara Sand, then used a gold metallic CM pen for the roof tops to give them some shine, I then went over them with a Sakura sparkle pen. The sand - yep, real sand, was given to me by one of my best buds, Cindy. It is called Malibu Beach is you can find it online here. It is super cool stuff and dries quickly (which is good for messy Marvin's like myself). Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: City of David
Paper: basic black, sahara sand, very vanilla, GPwhite
Ink: stazon
Accessories: Muddpuddles Malibu Beach sand, ribbon, gemstone brad, sakura gel pen, gold CM metallic pen, swiss dots CB folder

The sand adds interesting texture.

Monday, December 1, 2008


I have two awards to share with you. I am going to combine them, and give them to some fellow bloggers...

The first award is a Kreative Blogger award that I recieved from two fellow bloggers: SarahK at Encouraging Impressions, and my good bud Joan Ervin at Stamping with a Passion. They both gave me this award within a couple of days of each other. Thank you Sarah, for your kind comments and for selecting me to recieve this award. Thank you Joan for sharing your awesome talent and participating in the Double Dare Challenges.

The second award was recieved from my friend Tammi at tjsmemories. Tammi passed along the "Your Blog Rocks & Your the Best Blogging Buddy" award. Thank you Tammi. If you haven't visited Tammi's blog, you should. She is a SUPER-FANTASTIC scrapbooker. I just love looking at her pages.

Now to pass these fabulous awards on to some fellow bloggers... I decided to pass it along to all who read this.. I see that these have been around the blog-o-sphere a couple of times in my search to nominate folks who haven't gotten it.. So, thanks for the awards, and if you are reading this, consider yourself nominated..(that includes you Mom.. even though you don't have a blog - my passion for crafting is ALL your fault!)..


I made this for the Featured Stamper today.. Flowergal36 has a super gallery is always to leave kind comments. I cased her card called Pumkin Spice Coffee. I changed the stamps and colors, but kept the cool layout. Silly Duck bought these French Hens hoping to make some money from their fancy feathers. Only one problem... Duck doesn't speak French... so he is giving these fabulous chicks away for free! Poor Duck!
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: $1 Studio G
Paper: kraft, chocolate chip, whisper white, autumn vine dsp
Ink: stazon, ridinghood red, soft sky, basic brown, craft black
Accessories: sakura gel glitter pen, aqua painter, SU! markers, ribbon, clear ep, bleach pen
Techniques: bleaching, embossing

Sunday, November 30, 2008



These are for the Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge over on Paper Craft Planet. The Challenge for today was to create a card with either two doves or two turtles... so, naturally I did both. Thanks for looking!

Have you heard? Santa had to lay the reindeer off. What with the price of grain and molasses, the turtles were MUCH cheaper... but somehow, I don't think this is gonna fly this year. They are currently doing some test flights around the north pole, but the poor little turtle's shells are sooo heavy, and their legs soooo short. Where, oh where is Rudolph.. oh that's right.. busy playing Reindeer Games with the Elves.
Additional Info
Stamps: GinaK, CTMH
Paper: GK Pure Lux
Ink: craft black, soft sky, baja breeze, not quite navy, old olive, ridinghood red
Accessories: dazzlin' diamonds, clear ep, wiggle eyes, circle punch
Techniques: embossing, sponging

Additional Info
Stamps: GinaK
Paper: GP white, GK PureLux white, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, dsp
Ink: craft black, baja breeze, kiwi kiss
Accessories: aqua painter, ribbon, clear ep, coluzzle
Techniques: embossing

Saturday, November 29, 2008


deck the halls with bones and kibble.... bow-wow-wow.. wow-wow.. yippy yo yippy yay..

This is for today's Inspiration Challenge. Thank you Anne for picking the groovy paper from Whimsy Press to inspire us! I just love ALL of it. I kept going back to this paper. It is so unusual and fun. I just the the bone-tree - LOL!
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Studio G clear stamps
Paper: GP white, kraft, eggplant envy, chocolate chip, bashful blue, dsp HL1 printpack
Ink: old olive, stazon
Accessories: ribbon, slot punch, oval punches, SU! markers

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I made this for today's featured stamper using the new GinaK Funky Christmas stamp set. Gina's stamps are deeply etched rubber on foam that clings to your acrylic blocks. Easy to use, clean and store! LOVE them!
Paper is Ski Slope dsp
Snowflakes are stamped in black crafts and embossed with stardust ep for sparkle.
Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: Funky Christmas by Gina K
Paper: GP white, baja breeze, basic black, real red, ski slope dsp
Ink: stazon, craft black
Accessories: SU! markers, thread, eyelet

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I made this for Friday's Limited Supply Challenge. We were to use 'chocolate' in some sort of way, either paper, images, etc... I have chocolate chip cardstock on this and Rudolph is colored with chocolate chip as well.
And if you really want to know... it is those crazy elves who are always causing trouble at the reindeer games and getting those silly deer in trouble. Just take a look and you'll see what I mean. It's all fun and games until somebody gets stuck in the chimney!
Thanks for looking.
Stamps by Gina K.

Additional Info
Stamps: Funky Christmas by GinaK
Paper: GP white, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, glossy, dsp
Ink: stazon, baja breeze, not quite navy, white craft
Accessories: liquid applique, dazzlin' diamonds, clear ep, markers

Friday, November 21, 2008


The Twelve Days of Funky Christmas - Day 3
My posts seem to have turned into the Twelve Days of Funky Christmas, using the GinaK set I won. I made this for the WT Challenge - Pearls and this weeks sketch challenge over on Paper Craft Planet! I used 3 different sizes of pearls and dazzlin'diamonds on the ornament.
Super simple!
Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Keywords: WT193 GinaK Funky Christmas
Stamps: Funky Christmas - Gina K
Paper: GP white, real red, baja breeze, kiwi kiss, ski slope dsp
Ink: stazon, baja breeze, kiwi kiss, ruby red
Accessories: pearls, dazzlin' diamonds, sponges

Thursday, November 20, 2008


The Twelve Days/Posts of Funky Christmas - Day/Post 2
Yes.. it's true.. I love the Funky Christmas stamp set I won from GinaK. What is not to love. Check out these fabulous carolers. Aren't they just the grooviest! I used Wednesday's Sketch Challenge from SCS. I stamped the image in stazon onto glossy cs, stamped snowflakes in white craft, then embossed with clear ep, sponged the bg. I used a permanet pen to draw the line for the ground.
Check back tomorrow for a card created using another cool stamp from this set.
Thanks for looking!


It really is a cool technique, and a great way to show off your Designer paper.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ever had one of those days????
I just love the sentiment.. my wonderful friend Tabitha aka saavykat, sent it to me. Thanks Tabby! I love it paired with this woman..

Additional Info
Stamps: art impressions
Paper: whisper white, urban garden dsp, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, going gray,
Ink: stazon, kiwi kiss, pacific point,
Accessories: ribbon, slot punch, brads, cb, friskars circle cutter, aquapainter, SU! markers

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


We spent this past weekend with family in Chatham, NJ. We had a wonderful visit with my SIL Karen and her dh, Bryant. We took a train into the city on Saturday to see Cirque du Soleil's Wintuk show at the Wamu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The show was terrific!! The kids were mesmerized by the entire production which ended with show falling from the ceiling over the entire audience! WOW! We are pumped and ready for the holidays. We stopped at the Crayola Factory on the way up and Cabellas on the return trip home. It was a nice way to break up the drive. In the city, we walked to the American Girl Store, bought the the pets that went with each of the girl's dolls. The sun came out as we arrived and I was able to take a snapshot of the Empire State Bldg. We also saw the tree in Rockafeller Center (in the process of being decorated). Several stores had already begun to decorate their windows for Christmas and we had fun looking at the fabulous decorations and colors that were simply amazing! It was so neat to see so many of the SU! in-colors on display *snort*! We also saw St. Patrick's Cathedral, took a cab ride that nearly gave me a heart attack and went to the Short Hills Mall back in NJ. Santa was there, so naturally (my kids who have no fear) and went right up to him and started rattling off the desires of their heart. Now that mall was perhaps the best mall I've ever been in. David and I were able to wander around in Williams-Sonoma without the kids. I would love to go back just to spend a day at that mall.
We shared some memories that we will not soon forget!


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