Thursday, April 30, 2009

Diva Challenge #125

Hello everyone!

I'm posting this late! Soo sorry to my Divas! I don't know where my Wednesday went! I was so busy I had lunch at almost 9 pm yesterday! lol... Now with out further ado here is this week's challenge.. A Sketch you all know how I love them!

Here is my card I created for this challenge :

I confess I have a thing for textured cards plus when it so easy especially using the Big Shot why not right? I also added more textured w/my paper cutter and my bone folder again. I loved that look of the squares as I was making this card I got another idea for another card (I'll share at a later date)

For my scalloped frame I used my scalloped punch and got 4 sq. together and there you go with my little frame :) and then I was looking at my lonely Sweet Stems Set that I had to use it for this card. No Sentiment as I thought I could use this card for so many occasions.

Well Now go check out the rest of the Divas and see what Delish creations they came up with!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Beautiful Day....

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I went MIA for a while I've been busy want to see doing what...

I still have loads of these to finish as I need 75! But I already have put a dent on it so its ok :) Of course I took a break and had to stamp with some goodies that I received. I had been eyeing the rub-on from the Mini Occasions catalog. I LOVE them.. Of course the awesome offer of a free goodies from the Reg. Catty is still available on page 208 with the purchase of $40.00 before shipping/handling from the Mini until April 30th. I used "the Thank You-Mini Not Card stamp"

Here is a little card I made.. Oh and I also used the a Jumbo Grommet for another accent... I really love how this little card came out. To get the scored line I just used my cutter w/a bone folder around the card. I also used my Big Shot to get the texture on the Choc.Chip Cardstock

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and beautiful day. As always thank you for stopping by. I am off as I think my son has practice today OPPS.. Tomorrow is his first Official game. I can't wait! :)

FYI: my mass production cards used Hostess Level 2: Echo of Kindness & sentiment is from Dream de Jour and I colored with my Pastels

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Diva Challenge #124

Welcome to another Diva Challenge!

For this week we have a Color Challenge. Using colors that pretty much are describing the Spring New York is having right now! lol

I decided to use this weeks challenge along with the weekly sketch from SCS and this is what I came up with.

I Used Designer Paper from my fav. Urban Oasis and stamped the flower from the Hostess Level 2 set : Echo of Kindness, then when I went to put it away.. I just happened to see my Dream De Jour Set and I knew I had to use that sentiment on my card as well.

Don't forgot to visit The other Diva's At our Blog and see everyone else amazing and beautiful creations!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Inspired by the Great JanTInk!

Hello everyone!

Did you miss me? I've missed you.. Got a little busy around here as my oldest is starting Little Leauge and its his first time about so we are getting use to what comes with it. Also over at Stampin Addicts (if you don't know about that place you better GO and check it out so much fun! and all SU related) I'm getting excited w/my Sistahs as we are getting into Stampin Up Convention Mode. I can NOT wait I tell you. Lets just say I have signed up for enough swaps that if I add one more I will need more fingers.. and THATS all I'm saying! Ha..

One of our Sistah's who comes for visits is the awesome and oh my gosh super talented gal JanTInk. I am pretty sure you ALL know who she is right? Well a couple of days ago she posted on her a blog a card using the set : A Kind Word.. That card made my heart STOP! Oh my gosh just GOJUS.. WOW..she actually stamped one of the little gals on Kraft paper (already with my weakness of Kraft paper I KNEW I had to give it a go) and she used watercolor pencils to color it..
I actually don't have watercolor pencils ( I know I'm adding it to my list of what I need to get! lol) BUTTTT I then I thought WAIT.. I have my pastels my beloved pastels who are put away and hadn't gotten any love in a while... Could I use those to create my JanTInk card? ....

WELL look yourself!

Man was I ever channeling Jan! Ha... But I used my pastels to color the little girl and kitty and then used my Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip ink to give her walking field. (oh and I used my white watercolor crayone for her apron )I had to go and grab My Branching Out Stamp set (you all know how I love that set!) and add a few butterflies. and even the sky I used some pastels to create it. SQQUUEAL is all I could say and after doing that card well OF Course I had to make another right!!!

So again took my pastels and got to work and created this little card. For this one I used my Gel Pen as well. I really have been having fun doing this. It really is relaxing after you get started.
Well its late and I have to work on my card for tomorrow cause its Diva Challenge Wednesday tomorrow! I do have something in the works that has to do with some Candy again! This time we are gonna play a game! More details to come tomorrow!
As always I thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

WHO doesn't like free Stamps?!!/Blog Candy Winner

Hello Again!

I put this little card together that I wanted to share. Do you know you could get those 2 stamps I used for FREE.

Yes you read right all you need to do is place an $40.00 order (before shipping/handling) from the Occasions Mini Catalog and you will be able to pick 1 free item. Would you like to see what items?

Now I know your drooling aren't you?! So what are you waiting for Contact me at so I could help you place your order ASAP..
HURRY as this amazing giveaway is only available till the end of this month!
NOW... I bet your wondering WHO is that lucky person who is going to get that YUMO Blog Candy... Do you really want to know?? lol...
The Winner is...................... ANITA
so if you could please contact me at so I can mail out your goodies this weekend to you.

Again I thank all of you who signed up to follow me! Stay tuned cause I will have another yumo giveaway coming up next week!
As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Diva Challenge #123

Good AM everyone!

Today is an amazing and wonderful day NOT only is it Diva Challenge Day, AND later today I will be posting who won my Blog Candy BUT today is an awesome day because Registration for Stampin Up Convention 2009 is Open and I am ready to go!! I am so excited! I can not wait to meet all my Demo sisters who I have grown to love over this year and all that I have learned form them I can not wait to tell them in person. As I always say "It Rocks To Be A Demo!"

Now to share with you this week's Diva Challenge :

Diva Blog and check the rest of the girls!

I really had fun this week putting this card together.. sorry for it being a bit dark but I couldn't catch any good light as its cloudy as can be. I actually have to run as I have appts. today so I wouldn't be putting any details if you would like to know anything just leave me a comment and I'll get back to you.

Once I get back I will post the winner of my Blog Candy! As always thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Blessing to All!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and blessed Easter. We just got back from Church and soon will be heading out to our Annual Family Easter dinner which is always to so much fun as the kids have an Easter Egg hunt and games I love it. Not to mention all the yummy food too.. YUMO!

I wanted to share a couple of cards that I did for Sherrill I must say this is another set that is really fun to work with I call it the cousin to my fav. set-Branch out.. This one is called Bird on a Branch.

Hope you have a wonderful and blessed day. As always thank you for stopping by!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Diva Challenge #122

Good AM everyone,

Sorry for the delay for me posting this. I thought I had it all figured out on how to set my posts but I guess I still have to work on it! Without any further delay here is our challenge for this week!

For this challenge I made a simple card that I am actually making in different colors. This is another great way to use those extra pieces of cardstock or designer paper you have left over.

After you have checked out my card make sure you visit the Diva Blog and take a look at the other creations from the other Divas!

Here I used the my Sizzlits die-Daisy Flower. I had gotten a while back and hadn't gotten a chance to use it. It really is a fun way to make a simple card pop. I used some left over designer paper from Urban Oasis (LOVE that collection) and used some rub ons and here is my simple from the heart card.

Well I thank you so much for stopping by as always I have a couple of very busy days ahead with my family as Easter is upon us. Blessings to you and yours. Also if you haven't had a chance remember I have a MEGA Blog Candy give away coming up so check it out if you haven't!

Cardstock : Chocolate Chip,Whisper White,Tangerine Tango
Designer Paper: Urban Oasis
Accessories: Sizzlits die,CouduroyButtons,spiral punch,rub-on: chit-chat

Monday, April 6, 2009

Re-Return of ShowCase Monday

Hello everyone!

Hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. I have been very busy stamping away and as I did I decided that I should make a couple of cards for Showcase Monday. This time around I am not showcasing stamps but actually punches!

If you know me you know I have a thing for circles be it stamped dots,circle cards and of course my circle punches.

Here is my first card I actually didn't even stamp I used designer paper from the "Pink Flamingo" collection. I used my 1 1/4 circle punch to get 4 circles then my 1 3/8 punch to get my Whisper White circles. Used a yumo Chocolate Chip card base and pulled out my Scrap folder and thats where I got my Tangerine Tango piece of cardstock and matted that one Whisper White and to add a little extra punch I used some Kraft Taffeta Ribbon.

I really like this sketch of this card because it can be used for any occasion and I think its really a wonderful way to create something pretty with little material and you can use your scraps up too.

Now on to my 2nd card today. This one I did use a stamp set BUT actually I don't have this set but one of my Stampin'addict (coolest site EVER) sisters who RAK'd had sent me some of the cute little images from Forest Friends that is now available from the Occasion Mini. (working on some other cards WAIT till you see SOOO CUTE! lol) I had to use that so sweet little owl for a card.

Another thing I love is Kraft Cardstock I CAN NOT get enough.I love how you can dress it up dress it down what ever you want you can get with Kraft cardstock. Here I used both my circle punches (1 1/4,1 3/8) but I also used my scallop punch to add the last touch for the sweet owl. I pierced the flower and added my little image used Baja Breeze and paper pierced it and matted it on Chocolate Chip. Then using Kiwi Kiss I created the little border for the bottom of the card with my scallop border punch. To bring together the Kraft and Kiwi Kiss cardstock I used my Satin Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla ribbon. Let me tell you to get that little bow just so well it took a while! but I do love how it turned out.

Well I hope you enjoyed my little creations showcasing punches and hope you will take out your punches and make your own beautiful cards. I shall be back Wednesday with my Diva Challenge card. Don't forget about the blog candy I'm offering I am actually looking to see if I find more stuff to add!

As always thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Forest Friends

Carstock: Chocolate Chip,Kraft,Whisper White,Baja Breeze,Kiwi Kiss,Tangerine Tango

Ribbon:Kraft Taffeta Ribbon,Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin

Punches: 1 1/4 ,1 3/8 circle punches,scallop border punch, scallop circle

Accessories: Brads,Mat Pack

Designer Paper: Pink Flamingo

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring Blog Candy

Are you ready for some fun? How about a INSANE fun giveaway! Would you like to get this?

The Lucky Blog Winner will get :
Live Like You Mean It
Polka Dot Punches
A Yumo Stack of 6x6 Selection of Different Designer Paper

How does that sound? Well of course you have to do a little something for me :) All you have to do is sign up to Follow my Blog! (look at the sidebar to the right to sign up) Once you do leave me a comment telling me you are now following me and you are in the running to win those goodies!
If you are already follow my blog then just leave me a comment and let me know! I will pick a winner via Random. Gen on April 15th.
I will back back later with a couple of cards I created. As always thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diva Challenge #121

Hello Everyone!

Ready for another Diva Challenge? :) Here is what we get to play with this week :

Here is my card I was going for a vintage/Spring feel.. I love the flower from Echo of Kindness and hadn't used it in a while and thought this would be perfect.

I hope everyone had a wonderful day and thank you as always for stopping by!

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness(Level 2 Hostess set)

Cardstock: So Saffron,Kiwi Kiss,Kraft,Gable Green

Ribbon: Striped Grosgrain Baja Breeze