Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Here's my card for Color Challenge 185 and Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge 54.

Stamps: American Art Stamps "The Gals"
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou
Ink: Blue Bayou, Copic Sketch Markers (YG95, B21+B00, E33)
Accessories: small circle punch, mini brads, ProvoCraft scallop scissors

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's Friday!

This week's Friday Fun Challenge is being hosted by Sherry of Stamping When I'm Not Working. The challenge is to make a masculine card without using any shade of blue or green. I used my new Ambrosia paper from Basic Grey, including a slate grey color which looks a bit blue in the picture, but believe me, IT'S GREY. I used last week's Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge for my layout (SC187).

Stamps: Image and Sentiment by Hambo Stamps
Paper: PTI White, Basic Grey (Ambrosia Collection)
Ink: StazOn Stone Grey, Copic Sketch Markers (T5, YR09, R29, YR14)
Accessories: grey mini brads

If you'd like to play along, please link your challenge card here (using the keyword FFC3 when uploading to your SCS gallery).

Also, check out more great challenge cards here:

Jimmi's blog - The Stamping Shopper


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday Fun!!!

Hi all! It's Friday again, and that means it's time for our weekly Friday Fun Challenge! This week's hostess is Jimmi, and her challenge involves using BLING on your card. For details, visit Jimmi's blog, here.

Here is my Blingy card. It's hard to tell in the pic, but the bloom is completely traced over with Platinum Stickles and it shines like crazy! The dandelion stamp is from Hero Arts, and the sentiment is from SU's Short & Sweet set. This is my first card using the new In-Colors, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point. I added in SU's Close to Cocoa and PTI's Vintage Cream, which I stippled with Close to Cocoa ink. I also used my Nestabilities scallop square die cuts, SU's word window punch, and Kiwi brads. My layout was cased shamelessly from Beate's gorgeous card, here.

For more great samples, check out:

Kim's blog ~ Papertastic Creations,

Sherry's blog ~ Stamping When I'm Not Working,

Jimmi's blog ~ The Stamping Shopper.

I would love to see what you come up with! Please link your challenge cards here, using keyword FFC2 when uploading to your SCS gallery.

Thanks for playing!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Musical Inspiration

I made this card for the VSN pre-challenge called "Musical Inspiration". The challenge was to choose a song and make a card using that song as your inspiration. The inspiration for this card is T-Pain's song entitled "Buy You a Drank". Yeah, it's one of my ringtones! LOL. Anyway, it looks like Stella has had far too many people buying her drinks tonight! I used Julee Tiliman's Mojo Monday #42 sketch for my layout, but turned the square on an angle 'cause Stella's tipsy. Thanks for the fun challenges, ladies!

Stamps: Stamping Bella's "Stella with an Olive on Top" and sentiment "whuzzup?"
Paper: Basic Grey (Eva Collection), PTI White
Ink: Ranger's Walnut Stain, Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories: SU's large and small oval punches, Nestabilities square punch, brown brads

Friday, September 12, 2008

Let's Have Some FRIDAY FUN!!

Hi Y'all! Welcome to the FIRST EVAH FRIDAY FUN CHALLENGE!!!!

This is a new challenge that I will be presenting every Friday with my Sassy friends Kim, Jimmi, and Sherry. Our plan is to take turns hosting a fun challenge ~ color, sketch, limited supplies, project, technique ~ anything that we think you will enjoy trying.

This week our hostess with the mostest is Kim, and she has decided to present a color challenge using Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft. Check out all the deets on Kim's blog, Papertastic Creations.

Here is my card. I used my new Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to create the background on Kraft paper, adding elements in PTI White and Chocolate Chip. The layout for this card is courtesy of Julee Tilman (it's her Verve Visual Sketch #1). I just love her layouts! I added the Pretty in Pink around the owl's eyes, and also with the mini brads. I think it gives a nice little POP to the card! The stamp is from Inkadinkado. You likey?

To see some other sample cards, check out

Jimmi's blog ~ The Stamping Shopper,

Sherry's blog ~ Stamping When I'm Not Working,

and Kim's blog ~ Papertastic Creations.

I would LOVE to see your creations, too! Link your challenge cards here, and use challenge code FFC1 if you upload to your SCS gallery.

Enjoy! Thanks for playing along!!!!!! Isn't Friday FUN??????

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Little Birdie Told Me...

I got some new goodies! I modified one of Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketches for this card.

Stamps: Image and sentiment from Inkadinkado
Paper: PTI white, s.e.i. Oasis Collection
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain, Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities circle and scallop circle die cuts, brown mini brads

I just adore this stamp from StampingBella! I am sure I used someone's great sketch for this card, but I cannot remember which one! If someone recognizes it, please let me know. I'd like to give proper credit!
Date: Sunday, September 21, 2008 GMTViews: 11
Additional Info
Keywords: Stampingbella fjk3
Stamps: Stampingbella
Paper: Almost Amethyst, PTI Lavender Moon, PTI White
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid, Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities/SU circle punches, PTI Lavender Moon ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Here's my card for SC188. I love this sketch because it is simple yet visually appealing. Isn't this stamp cute?
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps
Paper: PTI's Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, and White
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid, Copic Sketch Markers

Cow's It Going?

Here's my card for Verve Visual's AVS11 sketch challenge. I got these stamps at Michael's last week with this sympathy card in mind.

Stamps: "Azalea" by Rubber Stampede, sentiment by Inkadinkado
Paper: Cameo Coral, Garden Green, PTI White, PTI Berry Sorbet
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid, Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories: Creative Memories circle punches, mini brad

I love this cow stamp from Hambo! This is my card for SC187 - yeah, better late than never. I thought this card had a kind of masculine feel to it, so I'm going to send it to my nephew just for fun.

Stamps: Cow by Hambo Stamps, sentiment by A*Muse
Paper: Basic Grey (Ambrosia Collection), PTI Vintage Green, SU Basic Black
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid
Accessories: Fiskar's scallop scissors