Saturday, March 24, 2012


Hey all!! Happy Saturday to you! The weekend is HERE! Woohoo!! And? It is AWESOME weather to boot! Thanks for stopping by!! Today is an EXCITING Saturday, because it is the Stampin' Sisterhood's Mother's Day HOP! Now, as I am sure you know.........Mother's Day is NOT only for Mother's, right? Of course NOT!! Mother's Day is to celebrate that person who is SPECIAL to you too!! The Sisterhood has put together some creations to inspire you! We are SO glad you could join us. I have the HOP details below and if you follow them? You could win a Rubbernecker STAMP SET of your choice! Pretty NICE, right?! Don't forget that we will have ANOTHER hop for you NEXT month and our Sisterhood Sunday Challenges that you won't want to miss!
Ok, a LITTLE about my creation, before you go. I used a direct to paper technique, to create my background. To make this happen, I ran distress ink right across the Kraft cardstock! My teammate Ellen did this a BIT ago? And I HAD to try it!! Thanks for the inspiration Ellen! After that was done I stamped my image and sentiment with Tuxedo Memento Ink. I finished the card off with some distressed charcoal Twinery Twine and Perfect Pearls mist! The Twine was distressed with Spun Sugar distress ink; the mist was made with Biscotti Perfect Pearls and water, in a mini mister! I added some extra photos, hoping to show you the effect? However, I don't know that they do the sparkly mist any justice!! Haha! Hope you enjoyed your stop here and now you must follow the ROUTE below to your next destination!! Have FUN!! Until I see you again.............................ENJOY LIFE!!


-Follow the route below
-Leave some love at each stop
-Go back to the Sisterhood Blog and let them know you have hopped.
-You could win a stamp set of your choice.
-The winner will be announced at the Sisterhood Blog on 3/30!


-As a bonus we will draw an EXTRA winner for a STAMP SET of their choice, just for sharing our HOP on their Facebook page or Blog!!
-After you have SHARED, just go back to the Stampin' Sisterhood Blog and let us know where you have SHARED our HOP!!
-That winner will also be announced on 3/30 at the Sisterhood Blog!


RN Floral Silhouettes Set SKU:467 (sentiment), RN Dandelion Garden Border SKU:540-02, Kraft Pre-Made Cards,Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Mulled Lavender Distress Ink,Worn Lipstick Distress Ink,Mister with Biscottie Perfect Pearls,Charcoal Twinery Twine distressed with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

Friday, March 23, 2012

MARKET STREET GUEST...............

Hey all!! How are ya? I thought I would stop by and share another Market Street Stamps creation! As you know, I was SUPER excited to be chosen as their GUEST DT for the month of MARCH!! Can you believe it is Friday the 23rd already? Whew, where did THAT time go?! I tell ya! It was such an honor to create with the Market Street girls this month! They are SO talented!! In my first project I shared a Krafty Kard and I colored that Krafty image, along with some distressing!! Well, this one is NOT a whole lot different, as I am STILL stuck on those things!! Copics, Kraft cardstock and Market Street Stamps! Ahhh......what could be better, huh? Seriously, I ask you?! The only thing that changed THIS time around? I decided to use some colored cardstock too! Imagine that! I used the brand NEW set HOME SWEET HOME and a GREAT "go to" background, A BIT OF BURLAP! I used the Burlap stamp for BOTH Kraft backgrounds! I stamped it with Old Paper Distress Ink. Hey, you know....that Home Sweet Home set won't be SO brand new for long!! Market Street has some MORE new ones coming your way SOON!! I am SO excited!! Be on the look out!! I am told there are some CUTE ones!!

Ok, so....instead of coloring on the Kraft? I tried coloring on the patterned paper!! I wasn't too sure what to expect, BUT, I was pleasantly surprised!! I believe this will be a NEW addiction, for sure!! I think it really adds some dimension to this cute little abode!! I even decorated the inside of my card! I used a die cut that matched the patterned paper I chose! Igt is actually called a journaling card? Hmm.....who knew?! Haha! I also used Shape stickers that matched my DSP too! All of them are from The Thrift Shop line, from October Afternoon! That October Afternoon stuff is growing on me, I believe! I finished my project with some distressing and some Twinery Twine! I used the Old Paper Distress Ink for the distressing and the Lemondrop Twine as my twine choice! You can find the FINE details below!! A HUGE thank you and LOTS of hugs to Angelica, of Market Street Stamps, and all of her AWESOME DT for including me in thsi month's FUN!! It was AMAZING to be a part of your team! Alrighty then, that is all for me today! Thanks SO much to all of you for visiting with me and I hope to see you SOON! Until next time.......................ENJOY LIFE!

MY CREATION: MSS Home Sweet Home,A Bit Of Burlap,Tuxedo Memento Ink Black, Old Paper Distress Ink,PTI Kraft & Yellow cardstock,October Afternoon DSP-Shape Stickers-Journaling Cards,LemonDrop Twinery Twine,Spellbinders
COPICS: R81,R85,BG00,BG02

Monday, March 12, 2012


Hey all! What is NEW? I am sitting here with the sliding glass door open and enjoying the AWESOME breeze that is drifting in!! I cannot believe it is SO nice out! Did we SKIP winter this year? I mean..........really?? WOW!
Anyway, for those of you who may not visit the Stampin' Sisterhood? I thought I would share my creation here! I had shared this over at the Sisterhood last week or so. I just LOVE how it turned out!! RUBBERNECKER sure offers a WIDE variety of stamp sets! I ended up giving this to my sister for her birthday! I warn you though, before you peek? I am STILL a little stuck on the PRE MADE Kraft cards/envies! Haha! SO, if you have had enough of them? BEWARE!! Here is my card, hope you like it!

Well? Watcha' think? Is the KRAFTY thing growing on you yet?? OR....the distressing thing, for that matter!!! I am about out of those pre-made cards, imagine that!! I will NEED to get me some more, for sure! Alrighty, my time is up for today. I must grab some lunch, before I go and pick my nephew up at pre-school. Once that is done? The CRAZYINESS starts! Kyah has Lacrosse practice, the nephews will be picked up, dinner needs decided on/made,wash needs finished, and I have a midget sports board meeting! Ahh..............let the FUN begin!! Thank you all for stopping by today! Hope you all have a WONDERFUL day! Enjoy it...................and ENJOY LIFE!

MY CREATION: RN Fashion Icons Set 456,Kraft cardstock,Cosmo Cricket Circa DSP,Tuxedo Memento Ink, Walnut Distress Ink,Lady Bug Memento Ink,Recollections Pearls, SU Word Window Punch,Spellbinders Circles.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Hey friends!! I had to stop by and share this AWESOME challenge with you!! I is SUH-WEET! Do you all know Nicole Rixon? The SWEET STAMP SHOP? Oh, come HAVE to know!! Alright, let me SHARE with you a bit then!! For, I LOVE this shop; their owner? And so will you!!

As I mentioned, The SWEET STAMP SHOP is owned by Nicole Rixon and here is her MISSION STATEMENT!!

Sweet Stamp Shop is a hand drawn polymer stamp company dedicated to creating fun and unique stamps that are easy to use, fun to color, and super 'sweet'! Visit our blog and you'll probably catch us teaching new techniques, staying in front of trends, and giving you a great source of daily inspiration.

With an incredibly talented design team and *the* sweetest customers on the block, Sweet Stamp Shop is a one stop shop. Take a moment and visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or our blog and say hello! We love to meet new friends and cheer on our 'old'! Sweet Stamp Shop wishes you 'sweet' stamping and happy crafting!

See? What did I tell ya!! AWESOMATED!! Their stamps ARE super cute and their shipping?? He-llo!! Can you say...............LIGHTENING speed??!! Haha! Yep!! Anyway, they have a NEW challenge going on!! That and a HUGE incentive too!! Check it out!!

Here's how to play along:
  • Create a NEW project with our newly released SWEET stamps (see blog)
  • Add the logo (above) to your blog post including your project (please link back to this post so your friends can see where to join in on the fun!)
  • Link up your project by Sunday April 1 at 11:59pm PST
The ONLY stipulation to this challenge... you MUST use stamps from a newly released set (from this release or the previous release). You can mix and match them however you want, we just want to see what you can create with our newest sweet stamps!

What you could win:
  • One randomly selected participant will win a $10 gift certificate to the Sweet Shop.
  • One very lucky hand-picked winner will win our ENTIRE next release! Keep in mind... this past release, we had 4 sets released! ;-)
Know what else? She just added even MORE incentive! Just check out their FACEBOOK page HERE for the DEETS!! Hey, while you are there? LIKE them, won't you?!! OK, you will DEF want to join in on this challenge!! Don't have any of their stamps? NO problemo amiga!! Haha! Lightening speed, remember? OK, my FIRST entry is below, along with the details! Hope you like and hope you will play along with me! Thanks for reading my LONG post!! I just KNEW you would want to know the low down! That? AND......I LOVE sharing with my CHICAS!! Ha! What can I say, I am all about NEW stuff today! It's BEAUTIFUL out and it can only get better!! Have a WONDERFUL day!! Until next time? ENJOY LIFE!!! I mean................seriously! You only get ONE!!

MY CREATION: SSS It's A Man's World,Kraft Pre Made Cards/Envies,Tuxedo Memento Ink, TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Fancy Pants Off To School paper pad,Pennant Spellbinders, Copics, Buttercream Twinery Twine

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Well hello there friends? Whatsa happenin'? I thought before I get to crafting, I would stop by and share a TICKLED PINK creation with you!! Did you know......they just had a PINKETTE release?? Yepper!! Now, have you seen these PINKETTES? OMGosh! Hello? You HAVE to check them out!! I will be in LOVE!! Without a doubt!! I used the NEW Lil' Easter Pinkette Faith!! Check it out!!

SUPAH cute, huh? I tell ya!! There are SO many of these cuties, you can't pick just one!! Haha!! I have ALL the deets, on my creation, below! Hope you will stop by for a visit again SOON!! I have SO much to share!! Have a WONDERFUL day and remember...................ENJOY LIFE!

MY CREATION: TP Lil' Easter Egg Faith Digi, GP White-PTI Rasp Fizz-SU Razzleberry cardstock,MME Lime Twist patterned paper,Honeydew Twinery Twine,MFT Sm Scallop Die,Spellbinders Circle Dies,Copics(sorry, I do not have the list of colors this time)

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Happy Sunday friends!! What's up?! It is ALWAYS amazing how FAST Sunday gets here each weekend!! Isn't it? I would like to start by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with those effected by all those HORRIFIC tornadoes!! May you and your families be safe!!

Ok friends I recently received another PAPER SMOOCHES stamp set!! Can you imagine that?! AND......I can't decide which one is cuter!! Haha! All of the SMOOCHES images are SO, CA-ute!! I always find it HARD to pick one!! Haha! I will just have to work on using them ALL!! So, after I colored my little PS image in with my Copics, I set out to find a sketch! I have a FEW challenge sites that I LOVE to frequent and here is the one I chose for my creation! Check it out!

Mojo Monday!! COOL, huh? You could go round OR square!! Gotta LOVE that! I chose SQUARE! The image I used is the PEAS image from the VEGTASTIC set! If you haven't seen this set? You NEED to go and peek!! Although, I warn will want MORE than just that ONE! Anyway, I layered my PEAS onto Georgia Pacific White cardstock and Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DSP!! That's DEF another thing that is growing on me, COSMO CRICKET!! I used Tuxedo Memento Ink to stamp my image; Cottage Ivy Memento to stamp the sentiment and distress the edges of the dark layered piece! My MFT Scallop Die cut out the peas DSP. I completed the creation with some Creative Memories flowers, which I have had FOREVER, and misc white ribbon! Oh....and the centers of those flowers have small green Bella Dots in them, from Stamping Bella!! LOVE those dots, you can use them EVERYWHERE!! Alrighty! I am off to see about a few groceries! Wish me luck, I will be shopping with THREE kids along!! Until next time....................ENJOY LIFE!

PS Vegtastic, GP White CS,Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DSP, Tuxedo Memento & Cottage Ivy Memento Inks, Misc White Ribbon, CM Paper Flowers, Stamping Bella Sm Green Dots.
COPICS: YG01,YG03,G17,G28

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A SATURDAY SKETCH ................

Hey friends!! Back again with a drive by, FLY by!! Haha! I had forgotten that the creation I had to share with you, was from this past week's SKETCH SATURDAY!! Uh....HELLO? Tomorrow IS Saturday!! You know, like in 10 minutes?? GEESH!! SO, I thought I had better get with the program and post this!! Hope you like!! My creation and the sketch are below! I created this with one of my TGF Wild Sprouts! It has been WAY to log since I have done anything with my TGF stamps!! They NEED some LOVE, I am tellin' ya!! Now of course, for the life of me? I cannot remember her name!! luck would have it, I went to The Greeting Farm's website? AND.....................cannot find her!! Geesh!! I am doing good here, aren't I?!! Man! So the LINK I have for you, will take you to their site and directly to the WILD SPROUTS!! There are LOTS more to be found, so don't worry!! Anyhow, I colored her in with my Copics, then layered her on Smoke PTI cardstock and MME Lime Twist DSP! I LOVE this DSP, just wish I could find more of it!! Haha! I finished off my project with my FAVE MFT Say What Die, imagine that, and my FAVE Twinery Twine!! I used the Hone Dew Twine to match the DSP. Thanks for stopping by and flying with me! See you tomorrow!! Until then, ENJOY LIFE!!


MY CREATION: TGF Wild Sprout, MFT Say What Sentiment & Die, tuxedo Memento Black Ink & Versamagic Purple Hydrangea,Smoke PTI cardstock,MME Lime Twist DSP,Honeydew Twinery Twine,Seeing Spots CB embossing folder
COPICS: 0, E000,E00,E02,R20,W3,W5,N3,R39,R59,R89,RV63,RV66,BG15,BG18

Friday, March 2, 2012


Woohoo!! I am SO excited to be sharing with you today!! Thanks SO much for stopping by! I am sure you all know, I have a LOVE for Kraft cardstock! Well, I have a LOVE for Market Street Stamps TOO!! I mean, don't we all?? Especially Market Street, huh? SO many different possibilities!! How could you NOT love them!! Seriously? Anyway, you can understand my delight, when they chose ME as their MARCH GUEST DESIGNER!! How COOL is that?! Right?
Here is my FIRST creation, as their GUEST!! What could be MORE appropriate? BOTH of my LOVES!! I used my NEW Kraft PRE-made cards/envies and the SUPER cute, COMPUTER CUTIE!!! Again, TONS of possibilities, ya know? Besides, the sentiment itself is AWESOME!! I stamped Miss Cutie with my Tuxedo Memento Black and colored her in with my Copics. Then I layered ,my Kraft base with some of the MATCHING patterned paper scraps!! Yep, did I mention that those PRE made cards had a "matching" set of scraps to go with them?! You betcha! I bought those and I was SET!! I used my Spellbinders to cut out the scraps and my MFT Say What Die! Stuck on that MFT die at the moment, imagine that! Once that was all put together, the edge of a few distressed with SU Real Red, I finished it with my FAVE Twinery Twine and a red Twinklette pen!! I used the Maraschino to match everything! Again....surprise!! Haha! Me and that "matchy-matchy" thing! Well, I hope you like and hope you will stop back to see what else I have for you this month, from Market Street Stamps!! Until then.........ENJOY LIFE!! Have an AWESOME day!!
MY CREATION: MSS Computer Cutie,Tuxedo Memento Black, SU REAL Red,Kraft Premade card,Kraft Scraps,Maraschino Twinery Twine,Spellbinders, MFT Say What Die, Red Twinklette
COPICS: R20,R27,R29,R46,C5,C7,C9,N3,0

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Hey all!! How are ya tonight!! Stopping by with a KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGE! SO excited about THIS one!! I don't know that I have EVER gotten to play along with the Krafty Girls!! Here is their challenge for this week!

I actually had this image colored up for a WHILE now!! It was in my little bin of stuff that was READY to be turned into SOMETHING?? Woohoo!! Do you have one of those bins? I am SO glad this image got turned into a card! The image is CHARLOTTE from Kraftin' Kimmie and the sentiment is Kimmie's too; it is from the EVERYDAY SENTIMENTS! I have had these, I SWEAR, from the beginning! Well, let's just say they were among the ORIGINAL Kimmie's!! I LOVE them!! However, I MUST admit? They NEED more LOVE!! That is something I will DEF need to work on!! Haha!
Now, I wish I could remember EVERYTHING about the ingredients, BUT, like I has been sitting here for a WHILE!! Poor thing!! There it was in a little bag, cardstock, DSP, and colored image! Just waiting!! Haha! Let's see.........I used PTI Raspberry Fizz cardstock and Basic Grey DSP. I punched out the sentiment with my SU Word Window punch and embossed the PINK strips of cardstock with my CB Seeing Spots embossing folder! Oh and I usually am able to list, for ya, my Copic colors? I am afraid I CANNOT remember back that far! Haha! Next time, I promise! Hope you can join in with the KIMMIE challenge too!! It was FUN!! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for my GUEST Designer post!! For WHOM? You may ask? Well you will have to visit to find out!! Hehe! Thanks for checking in on me tonight!! See you tomorrow!! Remember..............................ENJOY LIFE!!

MY CREATION: KK Charlotte & Everyday Sentiments, PTI Raspberry Fizz CS, Basic Grey DSP, SU Word Window Punch,CB Embossing Folder Seeing Spots, Copics