Saturday, October 31, 2009

My Poor Chichiboulie

Welcome to the Chichiboulie Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've come from the sweet and wonderfully talented Amber you're in the right place. If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

Has gone MIA. What you say? She is missing in my craft room. I searched hi and low. So what is a crafting girl to do? She uses what Stamping Bella sends her and breaks it down!!!
Stamps: Reading Reverie, Take Time for Yourself
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, SU Apricot Appeal, Basic Grey Urban Prairie, the paper the Bellas sample are sent on
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Extras: Copics, Nestabilities
I didn't plan for the butterfly wings to go behind the Chichi like this it just worked out like that, how cool is that?
How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Friday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to see the awesome Terri.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Ok that's all I have. I'm so tired lately that I think that took all the energy I have left. If you have any energy to spare I would to borrow some. Or if you would like to share a drink with me that would be good to. In fact that's the direction I took my Friday Fun Challenge this week. We were supposed to use the colors brown, green, purple and orange. And if you could use the colors without making a halloween card you get bonus points.

The best part is that Christi Snow is joining our Sassy Girls of Friday Fun Challenges!! We are all so happy she's joining us.

Now onto my creation...
Stamps: Rubber Romance - Parade of Cocktails; More, More, More
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth White, PTI Stone & Kraft, Basic Grey
Extras: Copics, Gelly Roll Clear Glitter, Nesties, Generic Purple Jewels
Now on with the party!!!

Now if you want to check out the creation that I'm doing for Queen Kat today, it will be on their blog a little later today.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

So Do You Think

Do you think you can stamp? That's what we've been asked for the last 3 weeks by My Favorite Things and the challenges haven't been getting any easier. There should be 3 more weeks with a culmination to the Grand Finale. This week was the Waltz and this one took me a little outta my box. I was pushing my stamps out of theirs as well. This is what I made at first.

However when I was done I just was satisfied with the way it looked. It just seemed to missing something BIG TIME!!! So I stepped way and got to thinking about because I really didn't want to remake the whole thing and this is what I came up with.

By the time I was done, I LOVED IT!!!
Stamps: Gone to the Dogs, Ben Paper Dolls
PTI Soft Stone, Perfect Panels, Memory Box Butterfield Collection, Sprinkles Vellum, Bazzil CS
Memento Tuxedo Black
PTI Twine, Foof a La Button, Copics, Prisma, Bazzil Flower, Word Window Punch, Computer Generated Sentimen, Shimmerz Silver Bellz, Prism Bling
If you would like to see the other awesome competition that I'm up against and I mean it's stiff you can see it here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Slight Change and More Fun

No it's not Wednesday but you get all the fun of Wednesday on Monday and Wednesday now. Royal Wednesday is going to on both days. How cool is that? That way you get twice as much of the fun during the week. I'm moving to Mondays. So you should be coming to me from talented Anita's blog. If not you may want to go back to the beginning of the hop at the Queen Kat blog.

This week's challenge was to use a Pier One Import ad. I did and used to make a fall themed card. I kinda have as a Whoo is hiding in my wreath?
I would like to apologize for the quality of the picture for some reason my camera has not been cooperating recently. I'm going to work on taking another one later today. ETA: I changed the pic but I don't that it's that much better. Oh well!
Stamps: Hooters Stamp Set
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft, SU Apricot Appeal
Ink: SU Whisper White
Extras: LOTS of ribbon, 18g wire, colored pencils, CB Embossing Folder Leafy Branches, Nestabilities, Eyelet & Twine (hold the wreath in place), googly eyes
I just love the googly eyes with these owls, it just seems to scream for it to me. Even though they are slightly too big for the little one once they are on you wouldn't know it.

Now on your way to the rest of the hop my little pretties...your next stop is one of my besties Ashley she always has some wonderful eye candy.

Sara <--- You are here Ashley
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hi I'm Sara and

I'm a paper horder/whore. I would say I was an addict but that would imply that I want help . I have so much paper I feel like the old woman that lived in the shoe, it would go somewhat this way "she had so much paper she didn't know what to do". To give you some kind of idea I was cleaning/organizing my room this weekend and making sure that at least all my paper was in one place. Here is most of it...
I have to still find room for just some of my plain cardstock. It's kind of sad. I'm trying to put myself on paper buying restriction until I go through some of it. No matter how cheap or pretty or how much I convince myself I will use I'm going to have to tell myself no until I use up some of this. OHHHH all the pretty paper how I will miss you.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Triple Your Pleasure!!

Triple Your Fun!! At least that was my philosophy for this Friday's Fun Challenge. Our challenge, first of all for this week was to get into the box or should I say make one well mainly anything not card like. How perfect was it when this week in the Weekly Inkling there was the tutorial on how to make a Watering Can? Plus the template that you could print out. It was super easy.
THEN... there was Inspiration Challenge where the hand decorated tiles by Xenia Taylor.
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps - Multistep Sunflowers
Ink: Memento - Dandelion, Potter's Clay, Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk, Versafine Imperial Purple
Paper: SU Apricot Appeal, PTI Spring Rain
Extras: Chatterbox Ribbon, PTI Twine & Ripe Avocado Button, K&Co Jewels

ETA: Really must stop writing these late at night. I hope my sassy girls will forgive because I to link them once again. Will you please go visit them so maybe they will forgive me?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hey Baby, Hey Baby, Hey!!

When I was going for the So You Think You Can Stamp otherwise known as SYTYCS on the first week which was Swing. I had decided to make two mainly because I was on a roll. I wanted to share with you what I ended up making.
Stamps: Snuggle Bunnies, Essential Sentiments, Behind the Scenes
Paper: PTI Ocean Tides, Soft Stone, Perfect Panel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog, Palette Prussian
Extras: SU Yellow grosgrain, PTI Vintage Buttons, Gelly Rolly Sparkle Pen, Copics, Yellow Stickles, PTI Twine, Word Window Punch, Sparkle Fluff
Techniques: Flip Flop, Swing
On the inside to get the look I was going for I stamped off the Memento London Fog then went over it with Gelly Roll Sparkle pen. On top of that I stamped the sentiment. Although I think these bunny were super duper cute this is not the one I entered into the contest. I entered My Little Love Machine and came in 3rd that week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank Hoo!!

Today in our Royal Wednesday Hop is the color challenge. The colors are orange, purple, black and white. I gotta tell you I'm so loving my new stamps. And I can't wait for you to see the new ones that are coming out. Here's what I made for the challenge. It's a Thank Hoo tag...
Stamps: Hooters Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Eerie, SU Elegant Eggplant, Michael's Generic Orange CS
Extras: Nestabilities, Googly eyes, eyelash fiber in black, MM rub ons, impressabilities
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This week, from the 17th to the 25th, 2peas is hosting Stamptoberfest. What is Stamptoberfest you say? It a week long of challenges and prizes where anyone can play along. In fact I am even hosting a challenge called To Be or Not to Be, to find out what that even means you'll have to come check it out. So come join in the fun and more here.
In fact I even made this card to fit a couple of the challenges.
Stamps: MFT Thinking of Hoo?
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Lilac Posies, Paris Dusk
Paper: Prism Simply Smooth White, Magnolia DP
Extras: Felt Ric Rac Ribbon, Nestabilities, Copics, Horizontal Slot Punch

Monday, October 19, 2009

Why Don't You Take Me To

Funky Town? You singing the song now? Is it stuck in your head now too? Hehe. This week's challenge for the MFT So You Think You Can Dance is Disco - It's Electric! Retro and Funky. I decided to make a scene, I've never made a scene card and because I was making a scene card I thought I should make to fit #10 envelope. Here's what I came up with.
Stamps: Going Places, The Poppies, Just Rite Times New Roman (?)
Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Whisper White
Heidi Grace, Memory Box - Butterfield Collection, Neenah, Prism SSW, Misc Black
Copics, Gold Glitter, Crayola Holographic Paper, Gold/Silver Jewels, Tag Punch, Nestabilities, Spicas, Gelly Roll Pens

Hey Babies!!

I know I've been a little MIA this weekend and I'm sorry. Between running around crazy and not feeling well, I just ran out of time to post. I hope you'll forgive me. I did however write up a post up on the Queen Kat Design blog if you would like to go check it out. I'm going to try to write up on here later. MWAH dah-lings!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hoo's Special?

You are!!! At least that's the way I feel about all you guys. AND IT'S FRIDAY!!! I got to tell you I need like a whole extra 24 hours in my week that nobody else knows about but me so that I can get things done or just sleep.

It's time for Friends with Flair and the Friday Fun Challenge.

This week Kim challenged us to use a sketch. I have a confession, I am a sketch junkie. Sometimes I follow them to the letter, other times just for inspiration but definitely a sketch junkie.

I just got this kit from, it's Cosmo Cricket. I got a really great deal and it's a beautiful kit.
Isn't this owl so cute? It was the only thing I stamped.
Stamps: Owl Always Loves You
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Fleuriste, PTI - Kraft
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Extras: Cosmo Cricket Cardstock Sticker (same kit), edged ruler, Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste Die Cut, K&Co Jewel, Nestabilities, Pop Dots
I only cut the top part of the owl so he could pop up a little away from the card & from behind the circle.

My sassy girlies are going to be hanging out this weekend (hate I won't be there!!!). Leave them so lovin letting them know how awesome they are please.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Lean On Me

IT'S WEDNESDAY!! Is just doesn't seem right that I'm excited that the week is half way over. Wish it was Friday except for the fact that it's time for the Queen Kat Blog Hop. Today you should be coming to my blog from Anita's if not you may want to go back to the QKD blog and see what everyone else has created.

I know a lot of my friends seem to be going through hard times and/or just getting down. I hope that this helps brighten up some of their days.
Stamps: Janice
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Whisper White, Distressed Ink - Weathered Wood
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, True Black, SU Vanilla, sorry don't know what the PP is it was gifted to me, Walmart scrap pack
Extras: Copics, Spicas, EK Success, Tim Holtz Distressor, Sparkle Fluff, 7 Gypsies - Girlfriends Journal Rubbings, Zva Tiny Twinkles, Bazzill In Stitches, Basic Grey Porcelain Brads, Nestabilities, Shimmerz Wheat & Silver Bellz, Poly Twill in gray
Just a small close up so you can see the fluff collar.

Now, off you go... have a good hump day and stop in to see Stephanie.

My Little Love Machine

I'm been on a challenge kick lately. I made this for the MFT contest "So You Think You Can Stamp". This week's contest is to be inspired by West Coast Swing (Think lift, flip and spin!) I had a lot of fun with this one, so I made two. It gave me a chance to do techniques I haven't done before.

For this one I actually used 2 technique, a tilt card & spinner. The robot tilts, the gears with Love and Machine on it spin. I even made it where the arms move using the little brads that came with the Mr. Roboto kit.
Stamps: Mr. Roboto
Mr Roboto Digi Paper, Perfect Panel Paper, Cosmo Cricket - Cogsmo, PTI Soft Stone
Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette L'Amour
Teeny Tiny Silver Brads, Silver twine, copics, gelly roll silver pen, metallic rub on
I thought I would take a side shot so you could the layers and the fact where the spinners & tilt is.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Here's a sneak peek at my blog post on the Queen Kat Design blog. Don't know if I've mentioned it yet but I'm really excited to be part of the Design Team!! I gotta tell you I can't wait to get my new stamps. Have you seen their stamps yet? Did you know there is a sale going on? But hurry because it ends soon and you know that you love a sale... go check it out.
  • 27% off of QKD stamps (Excludes custom and separate items)
  • 55% off of all clearance
  • 15-20% off of all Past Kits
  • 10% off of all paper packs
  • 20% off of the scrapbooking kit section
  • 10% off of all grab bags
  • 10% off of all acrylic blocks

Sunday, October 11, 2009

You & Me Baby

It's on to another Unity Bachelor challenge. This week's challenge was to make a recipe card. I took a little different approach. I decided to do it based on a You & Me recipe.
Stamps: Go Ahead Wish (Sept KoM), Fall Festival
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Ink Spray
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Certainly Celery, Michael's Orange, Prism SSW
Extras: Orange Top Stitched Grosgrain, Gold Baubles, Copics, Shimmerz Truffle, Glimmer Mist Terracotta, Dymo Label, Foof a La Button, MM Button Brad, CB Wood Embossing Folder, Nestabilities
I hope everyone had a really good weekend. I did, just wish it was longer. I'll try to post pictures from the fair later.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Make A Wish!!

If your wish that it is Friday, then it's granted!! Sorry you know I had to. It is Friday though and I have a super busy weekend planned. My sister, brother-in-law & nephew are coming down and we are going to the FAIR!! You know what that means ... that's right, lots of fried, greasy, nasty (by nasty you know I mean good) food.
To prepare you we have Friends with Flair AND Friday Fun Challenge. This week's challenge is to make a card for our wonderful sassy girl Jimmi. Here's what I came up with.I kinda thought it was funny how these elements came together, cause they all have to do with wishes. 1) we have the dandelion, 2) we have the clover {granted it is 3-leafed), 3) and a magic wand to grant the wish.
Stamps: Go Ahead Wish (Sept KoM)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy
Paper: Bazzill Yellow mono pack, Prism SSW, Cosmo Cricket - Earth Love Remember & Repeat
Extras: Art Glitter - Angel Dust, May Arts Ribbon, Nestabilities, SU Horizontal Slot Punch, EK Success Border Punch, Karen Foster Stick Pin, clear eP, Copic
I did a little close up for you so that you could see a little of the glitter/shimmer.

Please remember to go see the other sassy girlies, especially Jimmi and say HI!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

WCMD Rewind Part III

The final chapter or Part III. Thank you for hanging with me this long or should I say patient?

This time I combined Flourishes and Verve because I don't have any Verve (...yet). Flourishes was to use their sketch and Verve's was to use the color of a country's flag (I chose Kazakhstan, I did the best with the colors I had).
Stamps: Flourishes - Rock A Bye
Memento Tuxedo Black
SU Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Carribean, Bazill Lemon, Crate Paper PP
Stickles, Copics, SU Yellow Ribbon, Piercer
Thank you for joining me in my rewind. If you made something special, I would love for you to share a link.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm So Excited!!

I have really good news for me!! I am on a Design Team for Queen Kat Designs. I emailed Vicki, Ms. Queen Kat herself if I should start this week with the stamps I have (in other words I don't have the new releases). I was just too excited to wait. SOOOOO....
Welcome to the Royal Wednesday Blog Hop. You should be coming to my blog from Anita's. If you haven't started out at QKD blog you may want to go back there to see what everyone else made. I am the end of this week's blog hop.

On the Queen Kat site we are having not just Breast Cancer awareness but Cancer Awareness Month. Not many know this but my father had colon cancer in 2003. The good thing is they caught it early enough that they got all of it. He's been cancer free ever since. I made this card for Colon Cancer awareness. There are different sites that you can get what colors' of ribbons for which cause, I used this site.
Stamps: QKD - Vintage Time
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Bazill Browns
Ink: Unity Burnt Umber
Extras: Paperbilities - Clock Faces, Dyno Label, 7 Gypsies - Etchings Map, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, MM Stick Pin, Glimmer Mist - Golden Terracotta, Shimmerz - Truffle, Karen Foster Screw brad, arrow, Tim Holtz distressor
You just have one more stop on this hop baby, it's the QKD store. Go and check it out!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

WCMD Rewind Part II

Welcome back to my World Card Making Day rewind with the Splitcoast Stampers challenges.

I made this for the World Card Making Day Challenge for Crafty Secrets using Heather Scott's sketch. If you are not familiar with Heather Scott, you really should go check out her sketches that she does every Monday. The Crafty Secret challenge was to give dimension to your project. I stamped my image once and then stamped the book again so in a way it's a spotlight technique because it's the only thing colored plus it's popped up.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets - Story of Me
Memento Rich Cocoa
Crafty Secrets Cotton Scraps - Family Homespun, PTI Kraft, Bazzill Lemon, Basic Grey ?
Crayola Colored Pencils, Nestabilities, Corner Rounder
Stay tuned for Part III (the final chapter)...

Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMD Rewind Part I

I know I've been talking about this since Saturday but I'll be talking about it for a couple more days. I mean else do we get a holiday dedicated to us and our craft!?! If you want to see something funny and made special for us Card Makers, my sassy girl Jimmi's daughter made a "special" song for us. If you ask me not only is she gorgeous but she has a beautiful voice too.

Jimmi is my girl. I say this because she is awesome!! She got together with Splitcoaststampers and arranged for some challenges for all of us addicts on Saturday. This along with Sponsor companies and some wonderful hostesses they pulled off one really fun day/weekend.

Now onto my 1st card to showcase...

I made this one as a combination for Unity Stamp Company Challenge and the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge. It was to use a sentiment as your focus and make a thank you card with chocolate (I think I messed up this part unless you want to say I did strawberry or white chocolate or count the twine) using Beate's sketch.
Stamps: Unity - Go Ahead Wish
PTI - Sweet Blush, SU Tea Party DSP
Ink: Memento Lilac Poises
Primas, PTI Twine, Hot Cue Bubble, Copic, Tiny Twinkle, Nestabilities
Stay tuned for Part II...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What Did You Do?

For World Card Making Day? Let's see I went out in service (translation for those of you that don't know, I went door to door talking to people about God), I went to see Fame (which was AWE-SOME), and I made 10 cards. That's right I said 10. Ok granted they were all alike but they were for a gift I was making. They were for the traveling overseer that we had visiting us this week at the Kingdom Hall. I made them 10 thank you cards and 10 monogram cards that they could use for anything plus a box they could put it all in. Here's the final product.
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps - Multi Step Peach, Just Rite Stamps - Brayton Font
Paper: PTI Chocolate, SU Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, SU DSP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Dandelion, Desert Sand, Cottage Ivy, Versa Imperial Purple
Extras: Nestabilities, MM Brads, May Arts Ribbon, MM Fabric Ribbon, Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Mike's $1 Recipe Box
Stamps: PTI - Everyday Button Bits
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk
Paper: PTI Kraft, Neenah White, SU Mellow Moss
Extras: Corner Rounder, SU Yellow Ribbon, PTI & Foof a La Buttons
If you did something special I would really like to hear about it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy WCMD!!

I know this is late in the day however it's been a really crazy day. One that included my computer pretending it wasn't going to work anymore. I did however get 10 cards made today. WOOHOOO!! I will show them to you tomorrow. I just wanted to drop in to celebrate our big day.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Feel Your Boobies!!

It's Friday once again. WOOHOO!! Although, thankfully for me I was off yesterday & today. Though it does still mean it's not only Friends with Flair but Friday Fun Challenge. It's a new month and our hostess for this month is Kim. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we are making cards with pink as the main color.

I made a reminder card. I made it a little different.
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - Fresh Beginnings (April KoM), Little Reminders (Dec 08 KoM), 12 Months of Goodness
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lilac Posies
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, SU Bravo Burgandy, Pink Vellum
Extras: PTI Button & Twine, CB D'Vine Embossing Folder, Liquid Pearl, Metallic Pen, Fake Baubles, Copic
To see some more boobie goodness check out the other girlies...