Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be Still..

It is so hard to be still. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Did someone say bacon?

I'm so excited to join the Hambo Design Team for a second term.  What fun images.  I'm excited to work with some old friends and make some new with this design team. 

I am an avid crafter and can't remember a time in my life that I wasn't working on some sort of project.  Over the years I've tried my hand at many crafts with the exception of knitting.  Then, I discovered stamping...

I hosted a home party that a friend was having determined to just watch and content not to purchase anything.  Ten years later I'm still at it, thanks to a friend telling me about an online stamping community that I would later come to love.  I consider myself a hobby stamper and challenge junkie.  I espeically enjoy sketch challenges and techniques that push me out of my comfort zone.  I love using my aquapainter and reinkers as well as PrismaColor pencils for coloring line art images. 

I was instantly drawn to Hambo's humorous images and witty sentiments.  I'm thrilled to return to the Hambo design team for a second term. Hold on to your hat because the next 4 months will zoom by. Be sure to check back often over the next 4 months to see the new digital images by Timbo and join us each Wednesday for the Hambo Hoedown Challenge.  Check out Hambo's blog, Talk to the Ham, to meet the other Bacon Bits.

See ya around the barnyard!

Monday, January 23, 2012

You've Got {heart} Mail...

..just another Target Dollar Spot mailbox. Love these for Valentines.. 

I know.  We see these cute little boxes every year.  You really can't go wrong for a $1. They are so easy to alter... and perfect when you need a little something fast.

To decorate the box simply cut a piece of designer paper measuring 4x12 and adhere with sticky tape.  Decorate the front and back with what you like, add embellishments and fill with a yummy treat or gift card or both.  Perfect for your sweetheart or a Valentine for your child's teacher. 

ps.  Our Target had these mailboxes in pink, red, and white this year - woot!

Additional Info
Stamps: Hambo DigiShop: Heart Basket
Paper: MME, basic black, white
Ink: stazon
Accessories: ribbon, heart charm, bling, primas, heart punch, oval punches, tag punch

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I made this card for this month's Fan Club design inspiration challenge over on SCS. Here is the inspiration piece.  I especially love the gingham.  In case you didn't know, gingham anything is my fave.  I would use black & white gingham ribbon on every project if I could.  I love it that much!

 A couple of days ago, I printed out this Heart Basket digital stamp by Hambo.  Excited that February and all things red, pink and white are just around the corner. Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that usually creeps up on me.  Hopefully this year I'll be ahead of the game in making all of the Valentines for my children's classmates and teachers as well as my own students.  It is especially nice to have the ability to buy a digital image when you are pinched for time.  I'll have few more projects to share in the coming weeks. 

I used my aquapainter and inks to color the image, then added some stickles around the edge of each heart.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Additional Info:
STAMPS:  Hambo Digi: heart basket
PAPER:  SU!:  basic black, whisper white, ridinghood red
INK:  ink jet printer for image, SU! inks:  crumb cake, soft suede, ridinghood red, baja breeze
TOOLS:  aquapainter; SU!:  top note die, embossing folder, sponge; Spellbinders: Nestabilities, embossing folder
ACCESSORIES:  gingham ribbon, bling, Stickles, silver circle charm

Monday, January 16, 2012

Verve Scripture Tags...

I used several Plain Jane scripture verse stamps to create this tag. I was inspired by Maureen's scripture tag album. Be sure to check out her awesome blog:  Buttons & Bling.

We are going to be making these at our next Women's Ministry Craft night.

I used various K&Company tag pads for the bases to cut down on prep time.

Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Verve
Paper: K&Company tag pads, white
Ink: stazon
Accessories: primas, bling

Monday, January 9, 2012

A man's heart...

I combined this week's MOJO Sketch with today's Technique Lover's Challenge. I loved looking back through all of last year's challenges. I picked the lattice technique originally hosted by Joan Ervin. I love how this challenge turned out.

I do hate it when my charms want to hang all crooked when I'm trying to take a picture. dag-blasted! But, on a positive note, I used some new Verve!! Woot!

Thanks for looking...

Additional Info
Stamps: Verve
Paper: Recollections, Bazzill
Ink: stazon, baja breeze
Accessories: sponge, nestabilities, primas, liquid pearls, cross charm, border punch

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hey girl.

Because you can never have too many stamps...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dutch Butterfly...



I used the double dutch fold turned on it's side for today's color challenge. I love the colors chosen for today and it fits perfectly with a pack of dp I have by DCWV. I also used the dessert option, using some new ribbon.

Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH: Find Your Style
Paper: SU!, DCWV
Ink: pacific point, bermuda bay, kiwi kiss
Accessories: ribbon, nestabilities, half pearls, sponging, embossing folder, stickles, top note die
Techniques: double dutch fold, rock n' roll

Monday, January 2, 2012


I used this weeks MOJO Sketch for today's technique lover's challenge on SplitCoastStampers. I need a masculine birthday card for my brother-in-law and this challenge worked out perfectly with the stamp that I had in mind. I put a small amount of Crystal Effects on the crest of each wave.

Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Sail Away
Paper: Recollections- base & envelope; DCWV: The Trade Winds Matstack; SU!: very vanilla, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
Ink: stazon
Accessories: baker's twine, mini brads, crystal effects


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