Thursday, December 29, 2011


Hello all!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  We had some great times with family and friends.

This week we have a huge celebration in store! Do You Stack Up?! has made it a whole year and we are ready to party! For this challenge, we want to see a Rainbow of Colors! On your project, use at least 3 colors from the Inspiration Photo below.

This week's Sponsors:

Do You Stack Up?! Surprise Package

Stitchy Bear Designs $10 Gift Voucher

Bugaboo Stamps Winner’s Choice of 7 Digis

Dearie Dolls Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis

The Paper Shelter $20 Gift Certificate

Pink Cat Studios Winner’s Choice of 5 Digis

Amber Ink $10 gift certificate

Little Claire Designs Two Clear Stamp Sets
Hope Jacare Winner’s Choice of 3 Images many great prizes by fabulous sponsors! You gotta enter this challenge!

I used this adorable image from Pink Cat Studios. I have always loved their images.  Isn't Rapunzel super cute?  I made it into a book mark, since I felt that the shape of the image just screamed out BOOKMARK!!!

I colored her with Copics then added Stickles to the flowers and birds to make it pop.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the silk ribbons are just gorgeous and bright...don't know why, but I just couldn't get the camera to show how bright and beautiful they are.

I surely hope you all have a wonderful, safe New Year!!  See ya in 2012!

Hugs and best wishes,

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Hi All,

How cute is this little girl?!  I just love her! 

 This week's challenge at DYSU is to use stripes. 

It's very can use striped paper, ribbon, etc. 
This adorable little girl, Gilly, is a digi from Prairie Fairy Designs, who is one of our sponsors this week.

I colored her with copics then surrounded her with loads and loads of embellies to enhance her girliness (is that even a word?).

I hope you will go over to DYSU and check out the DT projects; they are fantastic! 

Thank you all for stopping by and being so supportive with your comments; I so appreciate it.

Have a wonderful, safe and peaceful holiday!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Kelly

Hi Everyone,

This week's challenge at DYSU was timed perfectly for me.  If you know me, you know that I do all the scrapbooking for my niece, Kelly.  Well, next week is Kelly's birthday.  I always like to make her something special for birthdays and holidays.  Right now, Kelly and family are in Utah for vacation.  I know she will have loads of fantastic photos of her wonderful hubby and three gorgeous boys having a super time in Utah.   So, I made this altered album for Kelly.  

This week's challenge at DYSU is to show us your Winter projects!

This week's Sponsors:

Crafty Emma £10 Gift Voucher (exc p&p)

Digi Darla Digital Stamp Club One Month’s Membership
Inky Impressions $10 Gift Certificate

I used a kid's $1.00 board book for make this scrapbook. I cut the book apart and cover each page with paper.  I make a lot of these altered books, so I own a Zutter Bind - It - All, which surely comes in handy for putting these books together.  A good tip to remember is to lightly sand the pages of the board book to remove some of the shiny finish before gluing your DP to them.   Otherwise, the paper will literally peel off after the glue dries.

  I made lots of pockets and tags for photos and journaling.  There are loads of sweet embellies like charms, buttons, glitter, wire, stickers, etc. to add interest.

Here are the pages

The back cover has a little fold out tag book for extra pics.

Now all Kelly has to do is add the photos!

I've submitted this to the following challenges:
Cooking it up with Kaite - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Winter Christmas
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything but a card
Top Tip Tuesday -  Project made for gift

I hope you go on over to DYSU and see all the wonderful wintry projects the team created this week.

Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet Ragamuffin

We have a new challenge at  Do You Stack Up?! This week we want to see Something Old! It could truly be something old, or just a vintage style or image.

This week's Sponsors:

Saturated Canary Digis Winner’s Choice of 2 Digis

Gecko Galz Prize Package: Pack of paper of the
winners choice, 4 collage sets of the winners choice, a stamp  set of the winners choice, and vintage pearl button pack, vintage lace, and Gecko Galz fibers

I just love the images from Saturated Canary Digis.  I used A Winter Ragamuffin, but all the digis are just gorgeous!  I hope you go over and check them out.

In keeping with the theme of "something old," I used a lot of distressing on my project.  I sanded all the edges with my Zutter Distrezz-it-all (love that gadget) and also inked the edges.  Of course, I colored the image with Copics.

If you are interested in becoming a DT Memeber at DYSU we are having a very quick DT call. 
Give it a shot!!!  It is a great team to work with!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Happy Thursday!

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! 
Today, in New York, it does feel like Christmas is on its way.  The weather today has turned chilly after a week of nearly 70 degrees!  Also, the world's most famous Christmas tree was lit in Rockefeller Center.  Yup, definitely the holiday season!

We have a new challenge up at Do You Stack Up?! This week we have an easy one for you.
 We want you to use Ribbon (or anything that ties)!

This week's Sponsors:

Stamp Fairy

Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis

Copic Marker Scrapbooking

6 Copic Ciao Markers (North/South America), Martha Stewart punch (rest of the world)

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps

Charlotte with a Rose and Scooter Chloe Rubber Stamps

Don't you just want to boil up some water and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate?  I know I do!
This adorable snowman is named George (how cute is that?).  He is from Stamp Fairy and can be found here along with many other super cute digis.

This mug is from AC Moore and costs $1.00.  It comes with 3 pages for coloring, but I didn't use them.  I printed George out and colored him with Copics.  I added the red and white ribbon on the bottom of the card stock to match the candy cane I included with the hot chocolate and adorable mini marshmallow packages. 

Also, exciting news for me...
my Christmas ornament from 2 weeks ago is this week's
Card of the Week 
I was so excited when I got the email asking to post my ornament on their site!
Here is my original post.

Well, that's it for today.  Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you will go on over and see the great projects the DT gals have for you this week at DYSU.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone (who celebrates) had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by wonderful family, friends, good food and fun!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!  The only thing I don't like about this holiday is that Black Friday comes right after Thanksgiving and I work the math...YUCK!!
Hopefully, when the dishes are done, the left overs are wrapped and the company has gone home, you will have time to sit and surf the net for some creative dessert.  This week at DYSU  we are making projects that include Grass.

This week's Sponsors:


Dearie Dolls

Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis

Love to Stamp

Winner’s Choice of 1 Little Darlings Rubber Stamp

Stitchy Bear Designs $10 Gift Voucher

I just love this nutty little squirrel.  He is from Doodle Factory.  So is the background.  They have some of the most adorable stamps in the rubber universe!  It's hard to tell, but the squirrel is popped off the card and his acorns and eyes are covered in a thick coating of Glossy Accents.  The sun and clouds are glitzed up with Stickles.

I hope you'll go over to DYSU and check out the awesome projects the team created this week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and let's all take a moment to be thankful for all that we have, to pray for our troops in harms way and to remember we are lucky enough to live in the country with the most personal freedom. 

Be careful out there on Friday!!!!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chester Da Snowman

Hi Everyone,

 Today we have a new challenge up at Do You Stack Up?!  This week we want to see a
Splash of Blue on your project!

This week's Sponsors:

Robyn’s Fetish
Winner’s Choice of EITHER
5 Digital Stamps OR 4 Digital
 Stamps and 1 Paper Pack

Raindrop Echo Designs
Winner’s Choice of 4
Digi Sentiment

Mami Doodles
 4 Digital images

Isn't this snowman just too, too cute?!  I love him!  His name is
Chester Da Snowman and can be found  here at Robyn's Fetish.
I printed him out and colored him with Copics.  I cut him out and glued
 him onto a plastic ornament.  I embellished with a pretty blue rhinestone trim
 and some glittered berries and leaves.  I filled the ornament with some
Buffalo Snowflakes which are so sparkly.

These ornaments are available everywhere.  My store has them for .99 each. 
They are also great for glittering inside!

I hope you will go over to DYSU and check out the DT projects...
They are sure to chase away the blues!!  :)