Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ready for Fall

Oh yes, I'm so ready for cooler weather, someday soon I hope? We are playing with a sketch this week at Paper Makeup Stamps. I used Adam and Ready for Fall digital stamps.  I hope you join us.   I would also like to invite you to Link Up for Pink linking party.  We are minutes away from going live....we have 121 giveaways, use the sketch below and enter PMS challenge and Link Up for Pink. :) :)  PMS is a sponsor and is giving away a $15 voucher.

Paper Makeup Stamps Sketch

Link Up for Pink

Wowzers!!! Please stop by and check out the list of prizes donated by 90 sponsors.....over $4,000 worth of giveaways!!  I hope to see you linking up....see you on October 1st!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trick or Treat!!

Eureka Stamps shared the free word art on their Facebook page.  Their Facebook challenge is a simple, create with their free word art, share it on their page and you will get another special surprise.  I'm in!

Eureka Stamps is a Link Up  for Pink sponsor! :)

Eureka Facebook Challenge

 Skipping Stones Sketch #147 

All things grow with love

If only it was that easy!  This summer I won challenge, can't remember where and the prize was a voucher to Stampotique.  This image is by artist Janet Klein, Clusterpots. The sentiment is from Latina Crafter, Mi Flor Favorita.  All paper by Echo Park, Yours Truly collection.

Stampotique #67 - Squares
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Celebrating Women + Sketch

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My best wishes

It is such an honor to be guest designing for Inspired By Stamping.  I played with a sketch and here is my card:  
If you frequent my blog, you know I love playing with sketches. This was super fun sketch to play with. I searched deep into my paper stash and found the beautiful floral paper by Anna Griffin...the copyright year is '01!  No doubt it was time to create with it.  The sentiment is by Latina Crafter and translates to "My best wishes of happiness".
I hope you have time to join the IBSIC Sketch Challenge.  Thank you Joanna for inviting me to guest design! :)


The image and sentiment is Latina Crafter's second Breast Cancer Awareness stamp set.   The sentiment translates HOPE.  The potty girls are also in this stamp set.  I'm including pictures of both BCA stamp sets linked to the shop.

I hope to see you at our 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink linking party!  Just a few days away! :)

Latina Crafter Sketch #15
Jackson Digital BCA
Dawn's Crafting BCA 
The Crafty Pad BCA

What's cooking

It's the start of a new challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs, a photo inspiration.  Here's my card:

The image is Sweet as Pie rubber stamp, you can find her here.  The winner will receive three digital stamps of their choice.

The paper is by Kaiser Craft, Nan's collection, my winnings from the Paper Parade. Stop by and visit their shop, you get a Free Pack of 25 Assorted 12 x 12 Papers with any purchase.

Fresh Brewed Designs, The Paper Parade and Kaiser Craft all Link Up for Pink sponsors.

FBD Photo Inspiration

Sketch N Stash

Happy Halloween

The jack-o-lantern and witch's hat are freebies being offered to play in SK Digis Halloween Challenge.  I hope you join me! :)  The sentiment is a stamp from Paper Makeup Stamps.

Both SK Digis and Paper Makeup Stamps are Link Up for Pink sponsors.

SK Digis Halloween
Mojo Monday Sketch

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


"I met this little girlie, her hair was kinda curly" LOL  Sorry I am a child of the 80's.
 Love, love, love the curls!!  She comes all the way from Spain via the web of course. :)  She is drawn by artist Lidia Terol owner of Teroladas.  Her name is Leo, hence her curly mane, she can be found here.
I'm entering the card to their second challenge, use flowers and their image.  Stop by and enter, she has a freebie for you to create with.  The sentiment is from Latina Crafter's Mi flor favorita and all paper from My Mind's Eye.

Both Teroladas and Latina Crafter are generous sponsors of Link Up for Pink.....the party starts October 1st. :)

 Feeling Sketchy

Just because

This cutie is Joyce from The Stamping Boutique ....come on over and join the "embossing" challenge.

Bearly Mine #54 add sentiment
Love to Create Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketch 165

Monday, September 24, 2012

Battle Gear

Kim artist and owner of Oak Pond Creations has designed a special image for breast cancer awareness and it's called "Battle Gear."  Kim is graciously donating all 2012 profits from the sales of this stamp to our LUFP Relay for Life page.  So head on over to the shop and stop by OPC's blog.

Here's my card:

The background paper is a designed I shared last July.  You can find it under the LUFP Freebie page.  It went perfect with the fighting gloves. 

Please stop by Oak Pond Creations' shop to purchase Battle Gear, like their Facebook page and make sure to visit the blog, there's a freebie waiting for you there too! :)

Donations to our Relay for Life page will be accepted now through August 31, 2013.


We have an easy challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps....Anything Goes!  Come on over and join us!

SSS #168

Thursday, September 20, 2012

LUFP Challenge No. 6


Time for another fun challenge at Link Up for PinkFresh Brewed Designs and State Line Bag Co. are graciously sponsoring our challenge.
Here's what you are playing for,Coffee Take Me Away stamp, a set of 4 muslin cotton bags, and 5 digital stamps (winner's choice).  One winner takes all!

Here's my altered muslin bag:
 I used Fresh Brewed Designs' Spa Girl rubber stamp.  These bags are definitely fun to work with and are perfect small gifts or party favors.    I hope you join us this is our last challenge before our link up party which starts October 1st.    Thank you for stopping by. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chocolate Kisses

I want to formally invite you all to the Link Up for Pink linking party starting October 1st through the 14th.  As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness and LUFP has been working on promoting awareness all year long.  We are asking that you create any pink Breast Cancer Awareness project and link it up.  Help us spread awareness to crafters across the web.  I will share the complete list of sponsors, rules and giveaways at the end of the month, but for now I want to share today's project.

My mother-in-law is currently in remission and she asked me to get a little "reminder" for her girlfriends.  Last year I made her reminder cards, this year "Reminder Treats".  I printed the labels onto a 8 1/2 x 11 adhesive sheet, punched, peeled and adhered it to the chocolate kiss.   The "hope" stamp is  Stampin Up; a gift from my dear friend Joanie. :)  The mini glassine bag measures 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" you can find them at Latina Crafter's shop.

My next project is a Halloween treat and tutorial:
This bag is bigger, it measures 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" also from Latina Crafter.  Both of the labels/sentiments are freebies.  I created a tutorial on how to create circular text, please click here for the PDF file.

I used my handy dandy 3/4" circle punch by Creative Memories, learned last night they no longer carry this punch.  To think I came so close in selling my punches; it's a good thing I hoard errrr I mean "treasure" everything.  If you're looking for a consultant here's the link to Angela's blog and online shop.

Now onto your next stop!  Ooops, did I forget to mention it was a blog hop, but I promise it's one of the shortest blog hops ever!  Hop on over to Gaby's blog, she's sharing a special project.....that's it!  Only two of us in the hop!  Told ya it's the shortest blog hop ever, but jammed packed with crafty yumminess! :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


 It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Fresh Brewed Designs is celebrating!  I used  the adorable Tommy the Pirate digital image for my Halloween card.  The paper sure took a beating, distressed edges, crumbled, torn and inked!  You can download the free digital Pirate kit here.  Stop on by and celebrate with my design team mateys....sorry I couldn't resist. LOL!

Crafty Sentiments Sketch

Happy Halloween

Perfect Halloween owl by SK Designs.  I was going to make the dark sky but I was afraid of ruining the it. LOL  Paper is by Echo Park; sentiment by Studio G; brads by Doodle Bug Designs.

SK Digi is a Link Up for Pink Sponsor....wooohooo!! :)

 Critter Sketch Challenge

I am being followed...

This is Java Jill the wide eyed beauty!  She's over caffeinated much like I am right. Still haven't hit the hay.   I had coffee pretty late, but I got lots done in my craft room.  Back to Jill, I think her wide eyes makes her looked kinda spooked so I paired her up with these candy monsters. LOL!  Check out Java Jill and her many hats in the shop.

The images are linked to the images in the Fresh Brewed Designs shop:

Please stop by and check out the "Seems A Little Sketchy" challenge.  It's being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.

Sassy Studios Designs and Fresh Brewed Designs are Link Up for Pink sponsors again this year! :)
Seems A Little Sketchy #22


Audrey is ready for school and she even sacked a lunch!  Stop by The Stamping Boutique and enter the Back To School challenge.

Can't really see the embossing but I used an alpha embossing folder; the ruler stamp is by Hero Arts; the green apple paper is one of my favorites prints by Crate Paper.  I hope I can still find it hmm maybe at the Scrapbook Expo mid October....the hunt begins.

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
Scrappy Frog Back to School

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hope, Love, Joy

I altered a composition journal, but I can so this on one of my Smash pages!  I love this image, Love by artist Sherri Baldy.  You can find her at the Scrapbook Stamp Society shop. 

The pattern paper, brad, Hope chipboard are by Studio G purchased at Walmart. 

Scrapbook Stamp Society and Sherri Baldy are Link Up for Pink sponsors.

Scrapbook Stamp Society Altered Journal
Feeling Sketchy

UPDATE: My journal made Top Picks at Feeling Sketchy!!