Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cute Little Red Rubber Boots

When I saw this cute little Rain, Rain Go Away set from The Cutting Cafe I just had to use those cute little boots. Of course they had to be red. I wasn't sure about the color combination at first as I wouldn't normally use red and yellow together but it is growing on me. I added a little Bermuda Bay to off set the color combo. Since I've been playing around with Crystal Effects lately I think I'll add it to the puddle of water to finish off the card. Head on over to the Cafe to see what other images and sentiments come with the set. Reasonably priced as always.

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Rain, Rain Go Away
Paper: Real Red, Bermuda Bay, White, Stampin Up DP, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, SU Tag Corner Punch, American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals, Nestabilies, SU Mini Clip, Mini Pearl Accents, Embossing Folder

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

3-D Pixie Challenge

Are you ready for another fun challenge? The gals at Pixie Dust Studio have a challenge for you. This time around we are asking that you make a 3-D project. It can be an altered tin, notebook or whatever you can think of. If you need some inspiration just head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog and take a gander. You'll find Mr. Linky there as well. I thought I'd share a sneak peek of the new Wild Flowers collection that will be released on Feb. 4th. I think it's my favorite one so far *LOL* For my 3-D project I decorated a cocoa tin Safari style and made a little card/bag topper for Safari Snack Mix. Can you imagine how cute a Safari birthday party would be? I am thinking about making Birthday tags next.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio -Wild Flowers Collection, The Greeting Farm - Ever Glen digital kit (word SAFARI)
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, White, Sassafras Lass - Jungle Bungle: i {heart} papers
Accessories: Copics, Chocolate Ribbon, SU Circle and Scallop Punch, Square Punch, SU Orange Striped Ribbon, Aluminum Tin, Dimensionals

What's one more friggin' candle?

Here's a fun card with the free digital image I downloaded from Bugaboo Stamps. The image is from the Stella collection and is called One More Candle. Lots of cute Stella images to choose from as well as a great variety of other images. It's a good thing I'm on a spending freeze because I think I'd go a little crazy with all the fun images. OK it's really not a good thing because I just have to have some of those images *LOL* Luckily Jodie offers an image for Freebie Friday's. I do have that to look forward too.

I even decorated the inside of the card. I added a Happy Birthday Sentiment as well. Too bad you can't see all the Crystal Effects.

Stamps: Bugaboo -Stella Collection: One more candle
Paper: Basic Black, Pink Passion, White, The Paper Studio DP
Accessories: Copics, Crystal Effects, Misc. Rub Ons, Nestabililites, SU Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Shapers Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Monday, January 25, 2010

Fred She Said Challenge

This week's Fred She Said Challenge was a tough one for me. The challenge is to get inspiration from the colors and patterns of the FSS Challenge Blog which means purple, yellow, green and stripes. Colors I don't use very often. I had to dig in the scrap bin to find SU designer paper scraps. That and I had less than 30 minutes from start to finish to make the card. The kids were sick all week, one at a time of course, so I'm running a bit behind...more than usual *LOL* I used the Empty Pockets Shrugger set and thought it would be fun to combine the boy and the girl digi's on the same card. What can you win by joining in on all the fun? How about $20 CAD money for the FSS store.

Paper: Lavendar Lace, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, White, SU DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Pearl Pin, Butterfly Charm, SU Polka Dot Ribbon

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Try Not to Hug a Snowman too Tight...

I'm finally participating in Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge. This week's challenge is No Coloring! You can use different colored ink pads, but no coloring "in". That means no markers, colored pencils, chalks, etc. I ended up using a pre-colored image: Emma the Hugger from Fred She Said. I thought I was pretty clever with this one. If you'd rather color the image in yourself rather than a pre-colored need to can purchase one or both. The pre-colored version is great for a card or too but even better when you are making several cards. BTW the inside of the card say's "He could melt." I just love when sentiments are included with images.

Stamps: Fred She Said -Emma the Hugger
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, White, Basic Grey -Eskimo Kisses DP
Accessories: Nestabilities, SU Striped Ribbon, Misc. Snowflakes, Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge # 42

If you are here for the FRED SHE SAID BLOG HOP click HERE. Scroll down to see the latest PIXIE DUST STUDIO RELEASE and a cute card using the Chef Cherry'O image.

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is a sketch challenge. What a great sketch it is too. All you need to do is make a new project using at least one digital image and incorporate the sketch below. Don't forget to upload your project on Mr. Linky to eligible to win. This week's sponsor is Regina from The Cutting Cafe and she is giving away 3 printable sets. Regina has lots and lots of new sets for sale. I used the All About Valentines Day set and a soon to be released set called Red and Black Valentines for my card this week. It worked perfectly for this week's sketch.

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - All About Valentine's Day, Red and Black Valentines Day
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Nestabilities, Gingham Ribbon, Silver Gemstones, Dimensionals, Buttons, Silver Cord, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders- Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots

And here's the sketch:

Sweet Tooth Release

If you are here for the FRED SHE SAID BLOG HOP click HERE.

It's time for a little Pixie Dust and of course a fun new release called The Sweet Tooth Collection. It's a fun little collection that has it all. Scroll down below to see the entire collection as well as a fun little story. I just couldn't help myself and had to use Chef Cherry'O again. I love that little guy. The Kiss the Cook Sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe from the kitchen set.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Giveaway Winners Announced

If you are here for the Fred She Said Blog Hop click here.

Thanks to everyone who left me a comment on my Because Nice Matters card and for entering in the giveaway. I'm a little late on the drawing (sorry about that) but here are the winners:

#11 Because Nice Matters Set:


#33 Heart Flower Set:

Congrats Ladies! I'll contact you and will send you each the file shortly.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop

Welcome to the first "FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happen to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog here and start your hop!

We would LOVE it if you commented on our posts. We totally love "Fred She Said" images and would like to hear how you feel about them too! Also, along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), email DEANNE with the special code sentence and your name will go in for a draw for the 4 newest releases -Flowers, Doodledallion, Empty Pockets, and Smelling the Cherry Blossoms.

Here is my "Fred She Said" creation:

This little cutie is from the Empty Pockets digital stamp set. The set includes several fun sentiments. I chose one that simply sums up how I feel after new stamp releases *LOL* As you can see I'm still into Basic Grey DP. I just love the quilt pattern and all its colors. It brings out his rosey little cheeks. Before you hop along my special code word is: IMAGES

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

Carol H.
Carol L.
Julie S.
Lisa F.
Judy A.


This blog hop will run from today, January 15th until January 22nd. On the 23rd, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog.
Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Sonya's blog. If you have fallen in love with Fred She Said digital images, and I'm sure you have, check out the store at

Humble Pie Challenge- BLING BLING!

We, the Humble Pie Bakers, have a challenge for you. This week's challenge is called Bling Bling. For you flashy types who like bling this one will be easy. All you need to do is create a new project using at least two types of bling. It's just that simple. Be sure to check out the Humble Pie Challenge Blog for the full deets and of course to see what bling the DT came up with. My card is featuring the image called Dusty and can be purchased at non other but The Town Scrapper. I chose silver gemstone stickers and velvet glitter for my bling.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Dusty, Stampin Up sentiment - Great Friend
Paper: Dusty Durango, Real Red, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Velvet Glitter, Silver Gemstones, Dusty Durango Ribbon, SU Circle Punches, Nestabilites Circle and Scallop Circle, Dimensionals, Red Buttons, Silver Cord

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge

Time for another Pixie Dust Studio challenge. This week's challenge is to make a shaped card. I thought it would be fun to make a teddy bear shaped card. The card measures 4 X 4.5 inches. To save ink and to preserve my sanity I decided to paper piece Wink with designer paper. He looked a little lonely so I made a quick 3 X 3 card to keep him company. I hope you can join us this week for this fun challenge. Head on over to the Pixie Dust Challenge Blog for all the deets.

Be sure to scroll down to see my previous post to see a sneak peek of the next Pixie Dust Studio release.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Jester Wink, Stampin Up - Great Friend
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, White, SEI DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Pacific Point Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -Numbers Collage

Sneak Peek- Pixie Dust Studios

Pixie Dust Studios will be releasing some super cute images on January 19th. Here's a card using Chef Cherry'O. Isn't he adorable? Remember he's 100% digital you could size him however you want him....great for recipe books, cards, scrapbook layouts...the list goes on. Also remember to grab Catching Hearts Pixie while she is still free.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studios - Chef Cherry'O, Stampin Up- Great Friend
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Pacific Point, White, My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Scallop and Circle Punch, SU Spiral Punch

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Paper Pixie DT Call and Freebie

I'm happy to say that I'm remaining on the Pixie Dust Studio DT for another term. The images just get cuter and cuter with each release. Here's Pixie Pie Catching Hearts and the great news is that she is free for a limited time. Catch her on the Pixie Dust Studio blog if you can before she is gone. You can also find the DT call details there as well. Oh and that cute black and white background can be found at The Cutting Cafe of course. It's from the All About Valentine's Day set. Regina has lots of valentines day sets to choose from too. And if that is not enough stay tuned for TCC giveaway on January 15th.

pixie dust studio

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Pixie Catching Hearts, The Cutting Cafe - All About Valentine's Day
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, 5/8 inch Red Ribbon, Heart Stickers from Hobby Lobby

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thank You

Alot is going on over at Fred She Said! Tracey has been busy making loads of "pretties". To see them all, you will have to go check it out over at the store here. She also has a stained glass floral doodledallion. Now for more FSS news! We now have a challenge blog!! The challenges will be posted on the last Monday of the month. There will be a draw for a free FSS image on FEB 1st for our followers. Also there is a HUGE list on the challenge blog with all the links to previous FSS freebies, which will also be updated as new freebies are added. And we are having a blog hop on the 15th of this month so you will see even more new releases then too. I used one of the pre-colored fall flowers for the card that I am showing you today. I cut out the flower petals so I could get a little more dimension.

Stamps: Fred She Said - Fall Flowers, Stampin Up - All Natural
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, White, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Copics, Dimensionals, SU Orange Striped Ribbon, Nestabilities, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flourish with Humble Pie Stamps

Here's another Humble Pie challenge. This time it's all about flourishes. You'll have to look closely for mine since they are in the paper. Funny thing is that I bought a cool sticker flourish but couldn't find it anywhere. I"m sure I'll find it eventually,right? Hopefully I didn't throw it away with the packaging. Anyway I hope you can join us Baker's this week. To see what we've been up to and to get more information on this week's challenge head on over to the Humble Pie Blog.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Ellie
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue, White, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Misc. Ribbon, Mini Silver Gemstones

Thursday, January 7, 2010

You are out of this world

Have you heard about Bugaboo stamps yet? They have the cuties new digi's around. Today's card is featuring one of the images from the Monkey Love collection and is called ML (monkey love) single rose. Isn't he cute? And you know what? He's free. Yep you heard right. This is a try before you buy image. Only available for a limited time. Of course once you look at the other monkey images you'll be tempted, very tempted, to add them into your cart but since they are digi's the price is just right. Be sure to snag your free image before Friday. Since Jodie is new in town feel free to sign her guestbook.

Stamps: Bugaboo- Monkey Love - single rose
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, My Minds Eye -Ooh la la, Misc. paper
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

From the Heart- Digital Tuesday Challenge

Hello everyone! Time for another challenge. This week's sponsor is Shirleys 2 Girls and they've gone digital. Woo Hoo! The challenge this week is to make a Valentine's Day card and for me it was a reason to use Real Red cardstock again *LOL* This cute little image is from Pixie Dust Studio and is part of the last release called Love Letters. Cute, cute images. Be sure to head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog to see what the DT came up with this week and to see an adorable new S2G digital image.

I hope you can join in on this week's challenge. Speaking of challenges head on over to the Fred She Said Challenge Blog to learn more about the upcoming FSS Challenge and a chance to win a free digi. The first challenge will be on January 25th.

Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Prada Pup, Stampin Up Sentiment
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punch, Gingham Ribbon, SU Scallop Punch

Friday, January 1, 2010

Classy Card - Humble Pie Challenge

Time for a Humble Pie Challenge. Lets start the New Year out nice and Classy. This week's challenge is to make a black and white card and to add an accent color. I chose a nice bright pink of course. For challenge details as well as DT inspiration cards just head on over to the Humble Pie Challenge Blog. Remember you can purchase Humble Pie stamps from Phoebe's shop, The Town Scrapper. Have a fantastic year.

Stamps: Humble Pie - Sweetie Pie, Fred She Said - Polka Dot Flowers, The Cutting Cafe -xoxo background
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, White, Heidi Swapp DP
Accessories: Copics, Metallic Pearls, Organdy Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Silver Gemstones, Nestabilities Heart and Oval Dies

Happy New Year!!

It's a time for new beginnings, new discoveries and new images of course. One of my newest ventures will be working with Tracey and the Fred She Said DT. Tracey has a great variety of digital stamps, inline and colored, as well as decoupage sheets, floral sheets, oh my. Thanks Tracey for such a wonderful opportunity. I also thought I'd say thanks to the other companies that I have recently designed for that I am no longer a part of such as KLM Digital Designs, Shirleys 2 Girls, Whimsy Stamps and Squigglefly. Saying good-bye is never easy. My current DT line up is as follows. I hope you take a moment to visit the old as well as the new. HAPPY New Year!!!

Fred She Said
The Cutting Cafe
Humble Pie
Digital Tuesday Challenge
Pixie Dust Studios
i {heart} papers

Stamps: Fred She Said - Little Miss Bitty, Polka Dotty Flowers, The Cutting Cafe - All Occassion Scallop Circle Words -set 1, All About Valentines Day
Paper: Regal Rose, Dusty Durango, White, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, SU Circle and Scallop Punch, Silver Cord, Dimensionals, Misc. Pink Button, Metallic Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter