Saturday, August 15, 2009


This card is a CASE from one of my favorite stamper artists, sleepyinseatle on SCS. Her is full of projects of perfection! If you click on the title of this card you will be linked to her gallery!
I like the strong color scheme in this design, The image was colored with the new in-color markers from SU. In fact, all supplies are SU!
Our neighbors have bees in their attic which lends to lots of the critters working busily amongst our lavender. They are interesting to watch - so industrious! I need more of their energy. Maybe I should eat more honey!
Stamps: SU Bloomin' Beautiful, Simply Said
Paper: Wild Wasabi DSP, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, WWhite
Ink: Same as above, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Pretties Kit half pearls, 3/4 inch circke punch, SU scallop punch, Dimensionals


See, this is why I *heart* the challenges on blogs as well as SCS - they can force you out of your box! This design is not my usual style but it was tons of fun to create! Today's WT challenge is to design using variegated. I immediately thought of this SU Baroque background stamp and didn't look back twice. I inked it using Kaleidacolor Bouquet on glossy paper - voila - instant variegated! I used South Pacific flowers from Prima and a zinnia sticker flower from MS gifted by Kathleen - TU! I added a row of variegated Flame Robin's Nest dew drops. The final touch to the design is the fluffy bow which is from a spool of special value ribbon, purchased a Mike's and a sentiment punched with the new SU tag punch.

Here's more deets and thanks for looking!

Stamps: Baroque, Short and Sweet
Paper: Glossy White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Kaleidacolor Bouquet, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Primas, MS Floral, RIbbon from Mike's, SU punch, Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Monday, August 10, 2009


I am addicted to chocolate. I have to have some every day even if it's just a small Hershey's kiss. My favorite is the dark stuff. It can have nuts or gooey, creamy filling, I'm not fussy. It just needs to be chocolate. How come I don't crave apples or carrots, or spinach? I guess it could be worse . . . I could be addicted to stamping. . . oh wait, Im so there as well. The older I get, the more addictions I have. Please tell me this is all a part of menopause! Just about everything else is!

This is my submission for the Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS27) on Splitcoast to use bling and for the Limited Supply challenge (LSC232) to use a food theme and only inks and paper that have food names. Both of these challenges are among my faves to play. Can you believe I got to play with bling and chocolate stamps! Yummy! This is a 5 1/4 inch square tent topper design.

STAMPS: Inky Antics and Gelatins Chocolate Bliss
PAPER: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
INK: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES: Choc. Chip GrosGrain Ribbon, Cherry Rhinestones

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


HEY! This card is my submission for this week's sketch challenge on SCS (#240). There were tons of wonderful cards - mine is sortta simple. I also played Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday challenge #58. Here's the inspiration teapot:

Cindy (aka Mothermark) and her faithful followers were invited to a tea party on Tosh's dairy in California. We had fun designing cow images cards. I'm sure I didn't win a prize for "Babe" but I had fun playing.
Here are the deets:
Stamps: SU Flannel Plaid, Saltbox Studio Farm Friends
Paper: SU Brocade Blue, BBlack, WWhite, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Brocade Blue, BBlack, Real Red
Accessories: Markers, Nailheads, Circle Punches, Heart Punch, Dimensionals