Thursday, July 28, 2011


 Hi Everyone,

We've got a new challenge up at DYSU.

 Orange, Yellow and Brown

This week's sponsors 

Stretch ‘n Bubbles
Winner’s Choice of 4 Digis

Stitchy Bear
$10 Gift Voucher for Stitchy Stamps, Floppy Latte Designs and Sylvie’s Stamps

Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis

I used the image named Gran's Garden from Stitchy Bear.  Isn't she everybody's Grandma?  And don't you just hope that little plant grows into a big, beautiful flowering bush??  I do!

I colored Gran with copics.  The flowers are Prima and Wild Orchid.  The swirls were cut with a Sizzlet die.
I hope you go over to DYSU and check out the woderful projects.

That's it for today guys, I am off to play with our new baby nephew.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sweet Lips

It's Friday, so we have another DOLLAR DIGI special for you up at Stretch N Bubbles.  This will be available for one week only.

I wanted the flag real bright to match Ethan's hair, so I colored it with copics in solid bright colors. I printed the image again onto the orange polka dot paper and cut out the top. So easy to work with these digis!

Go on over to SNB and grab this adorable image for only $1.00. It only lasts till next Friday!

Well, I'm off to the hospital to spend the day with Kelly and the new one that has not yet been named!!
Don't ask!!!!!!!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's a BOY!!!!

Hi Everyone,

I just had to share my great news...

My beautiful niece Kelly gave birth to little No Name as of yet.  LOL  Here he is at 20 minutes old.  He weighed in at 7 lbs. 11 oz.   He has red hair just like his 2 year old brother Ethan.

Congrats to Greg, Kelly, Shane and Ethan!!  A job well done!

God had smiled down on us once again!
Have a glorious day everyone!!



It's Thursday, so we have another great challenge at Do You Stack Up?! Our challenge for you this week is Wings. From angels and fairies, to butterflies and bees, to penguins and chickens... if it has wings, we want to see it!

This week's Sponsors:

The Stamping Boutique
Winner’s Choice of 5 Digis

TLC Creations
$10.00 gift certificate

Pixie Dust Studios
Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis

I just love how this card came out.  I used the word art from TLC Creations.  You must go check out their site, they make it so easy to make beautiful cards and scrapbook pages with that fabulous word art!
I printed it onto pattern paper, so easy.  The flower was made from 7 scallop circles punched with my
EK Success punch.

I hope you visit our DT and see all their wonderful cards...they are gorgeous this week!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

You give me Wings

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

There's a new sketch up at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  I used the beautiful Butterfly digi  from
Priscillastyles.  It comes in a set of 3. 

I printed the butterfly onto a transparency.  I let it dry overnight, but it was still a little wet and smudged.  So I lightly hit it with my embossing gun and it dried right away.  I used copics on the back side of the transparancy to assure the markers wouldn't smudge the ink. I put a few Stardust Stickles on the body for some nice sparkle!

I dyed the seam binding ribbon to match the purple and the flowers are a mix of WOC and Primas.  The background cloud paper is from MME, Lime Twist Collection.

Here are you choice of sketches

I hope you go over tro MMSC and check out the DT's projects!

Have a great day.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Dollar Digi

Hello Friends,

There is a new dollar digi up on Stretch N Bubbles.  I think this kite is so cute! 
I wanted it bright and simple, so I colored it with copics in solid bright colors.  I used the Sharpie Poster Paint marker to add the white dots for a little interest.  Then I cut it out and popped it on to the background DP.  So easy and it came out exactly as I had pictured it.

Go on over to SNB and grab this adorable image for only $1.00.  It only lasts till next Friday!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hey everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Do You Stack Up! This week we have a fun one for you... Stitching!
No worries if you're not a seamstress... we would love to see your faux stitching too.

This week's Sponsors:

Mami Doodles: 4 Digital Images

Robyn's Fetish: The winner’s choice of EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack

I used the image, A Little Birdie Told Me from Robyn's cute!  I am not much of a sewer, so I did some easy faux stitching.  You really have to look closely to tell that it is not thread!  
I used copics to color this cutie.  The flowers are a mix of Primas and Wild Orchid Crafts. The swirls are a Sizzix die and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

I hope you will go over and check out the DT's fabulous will surely be inspired!!


Thursday, July 7, 2011


Hey everyone!

 It's that time again -- DYSU challenge #27.  Well, we have a special treat for you this week -- not only is our challenge to use chipboard which I think is fun anyway

but, we have a new sponsor.

My Minds Eye

We are so excited to show you what we created using the products they gave some of our DT create with for this challenge.

Look what you could win at DYSU we have 3 amazing sponsors this week...

-My Minds Eye

Prize package for one lucky winner

6 copic ciao marker (North/South America), Martha Stewart punch (rest of the world)

Lili of the Valley: £10 gift voucher

Wow, some great prizes can be won this week!

I was one of the lucky DT members who recieved some of the fabulous Lime Twist Collection.  I made this quick, easy layout of my Great Nephew, Ethan.  Isn't he just the cutest little redhead you ever saw??  The colors of the collection just went perfectly with his hair! 

I love working with collections, as it makes scrapping so easy.  As we know MME has some the most fun, new paper crafting products around!  Go check them out.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

MMSC Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!  Summer is really here and I love it!

Today we have a new sketch challenge up at MMSC.    I used Priscilla's beautiful image of Grapes
I colored it with copics.  I used a lot of inking and distressing for that vintage look that I like so much.  The swirls are from Sizzix. 

Here are the sketches you can choose from.  I used the simple sketch. 

 I hope you take the time to go over and check out all the beautiful projects the DT created this week.

Have a wonderful day.