Sunday, May 31, 2009


It has been SO rainy here... I know we need it, last year we suffered through a drought. And, my plants are loving it... but, I miss the warm sunshine. This bright and cheery paper by K&Company reminds me of hot, summer days. I made this card for the Friday Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. We were challenged to only used dsp and one stamp, and very little embellishments. So, I didn't even use any stamps.. just paper and a couple of dew drops.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I went to a fellow demo's house the other night to make some cute card purses with matching card sets. We used the Cheep Talk set to make our projects. I don't have this set, but really loved using it. As usual, I talked more and faster that I stamped and didn't get all of the projects done. Well, Lori graciously let me bring the set home to complete my cards. In return, I made this card for her.

What a fun set.. I think this will definitely be on my next order! Thanks Lori!!

Friday, May 29, 2009


I made this card for my friend and upline, Debbie N. Her birthday is tomorrow. I am so glad she and I are friends! She was my first SU! contact that I made when we moved back to Lynchburg. I needed some paper, our kids attend the same school, the rest is history.... I ended up signing up as a demo after she 'twisted my arm' ;) ... She is one of the most driven and successful demonstrators I know.

So, here's wishing Debbie a fabulous birthday. She recently started a blog called Unfrogettable Stamping.. so, if you'd like, head on over to there and leave her some love...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I made this for the Double Dog Dare Challenge issued by Charlene... the rules were to pierce, piece, and use black, kraft, mellow moss, and rose.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Welcome to the Wednesday QKD Blog Hop! This week we are featuring stitching. You should be arriving from Michelle's Blog. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, then click Here to start at the beginning.

I decided to share this card that I made with the Geisha Girls #2. This set is 40% off!!! and is perfect for making Get Well or Any Occasion cards. I used my mat pack to pierce my card across the bottom, then used my elegant eggplant marker to add the faux stitching. I love the way this looks. So, if you aren't to skilled with your sewing machine or don't have one, pull out your piercer and go faux!!

Next stop: Shannon's Blog..

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I made several of these cards for my students and their parents who have given me wonderful end of year gifts. I combined the note of thanks stamp with the mojo88 sketch... just love those sketches!! Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: note of thanks
Paper: whisper white, tempting turquoise, pink passion, green galore, dsp by K&Company
Ink: pink passion, green galore
Accessories: brad, ribbon, circle and scallop circle punches

Saturday, May 23, 2009


This is Loralie.. a new stamp in the Whimsical Ink line. Isn't she just gorgeous!! This is a wonderful image to color. I used my aquapainter and bold bright inks for this one. I added some sparkle with some stickles and a tiny bling for her belly button.

Hope you have a lazy Saturday and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Welcome to the Wednesday QKD Blog Hop! This week we are featuring buttons. You should be arriving from KellyJean's blog. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, then click Here to start at the beginning.

I decided to share this card that I made with the For My Valentine Set. This stamp set is also perfect for making Anniversary cards. I stamped the sentiment, then added buttons and doodled on some stems. Buttons are a great way to add dimension and texture to your cards... So, don't forget to pull them out and use them.

Next stop: Maria's blog..

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I made this for today's Limited Supply Beach challenge over on SCS. What could be more beachy than a mermaid! EEK! Isn't she fantastic!

This is Tilly, and if I were a mermaid, I would look like this - covered in dazzling diamonds! I just love this new line called Whimsical Ink by Queen Kat Designs...

Thanks for looking!!

Additional Info
Stamps: Tilly by QKD
Paper: basic black, kiwi kiss, whisper white, silver Hallmark wrapping paper
Ink: stazon
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, aqua painter, dazzling diamonds, crystal effects, ribbon, bling, CB swirls embossing folder, scallop edge punch

Friday, May 15, 2009


I can't believe it is already the 3rd Friday of May! So, it is time again for my SAS with my friends. These are the cards we will be making today for the SAS.

Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Isn't Tilly GORGEOUS! This is one of the new images for the Whimsical Ink line at QKD. This is a fantastic image to color! I used my colored pencils blended with googone. The background paper was made with re-inkers and shaving cream. For QKD
Now HOP on over to KellyJean's blog for another fantastic card!

Additional Info
Stamps: Tilly by QKD
Paper: pacific point, basic black, whisper white
Ink: stazon, re-inkers (pacific point, baja breeze, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette)
Accessories: colored pencils, goo gone, gemstones, crystal effects for shine

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


As soon as I saw the shaving cream technique by GinaK over on StampTV , I knew I had to try it. I decided to stamp the large flower from the Friendship Garden set with black craft and emboss with clear ep, then cut out the flowers. I love how this turned out.Thanks for looking!!

Additional Info
Stamps: Friendship Garden by GinaK Designs
Paper: PureLux white, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango
Ink: black craft, re-inkers (kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, riding hood red)
Accessories: clear ep, ribbon, jumbo eyelet, cb textile embossing folder
Techniques: faux marble

Monday, May 11, 2009


I am so glad that I had some time to play today. I think this technique is so cool!! I love the bandana look. I used Theresa Momber's new Out West set... perfect for this technique!I stamped the horseshoe in black craft and embossed with clear ep, then used my aquapainter to bleach out the center of the horseshoes. I then outlined the images with my white sakura gel pen.I used colored pencils blended with goo gone for the horse.Thanks for looking!For GINAK DESIGNS

Additional Info
Stamps: Out West by GinaK Designs
Paper: GKLux White, chocolate kiss, pacific point
Ink: craft black, stazon
Accessories: colored pencils, googone, ribbon, clip
Techniques: distressed, bandana, bleaching

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Happy Mother's Day weekend all!! I am so glad the weekend is here.

This past week was packed with various school functions, 2 field trips, a Mother's Day tea, cheernastics, cancelled softball games, rain, rain, and more rain, trip to the doctor for Andrew's swollen, itchy eye - yup, pink eye!...uugh.. I didn't get much stamping done, but I did start and finish a really good book while waiting here and waiting there..

I hope to get to spend time making a few things today. I really love the Shaving Cream technique video over at StampTV that uses shaving cream and re-inkers to make a marbled bg.. waaay cool. I have read about this technique, but I am such a visual person, I love being able to watch Gina show us how easy it is. In the meantime, I thought I would share some of the cards I had made for the release party. They are in various galleries, but I had not posted them to my blog.

Enjoy, and Happy Mother's Day to all!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


There is nothing I enjoy more, this time of year, than spending time with family and friends at the campground. We love to sit around the campfire, ride bikes, walk the creek and trails. Even better that we don't have our tv's, computers, and we are out of cell phone range. Back to the basics.
This stamp set is a reminder of these times, and I have enjoyed making these cards to send to my family and friends who love to camp. They are also great for use in scrapbooking, and make great accents to any camping/outdoor page (especially if you have a boy/girlscout. You don't want to miss this set... for sale now at Queen Kat Designs...
Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!


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