Friday, December 26, 2008


key_to_my_heart-1814Dream maker, love taker Don't you mess around with me!! So I found out I'm going to get to host a VSN challenge for the VSN (Virtual Stamp Night) on Splitcoaststampers that's coming up this February.

The miniVSN "Crush" will be on January 17th. What's Love Got to Do With It? VSN will be February 20-21. So make sure you mark your calendars because they are loads of fun. I know this will be especially because Jimmi, Maren & Jenni Buck are hosting it.

If you don't know what VSN is you can read all about it here.
Here's Prep and tips.

A Bit Nostalgic

I'm hosting my very first challenge over at today. I'm excited that Taylor asked me to help. My challenge is based on the fact that today would have been my grandparents' 71st anniversary. I was very close to my grandparents. One of the last one I remember celebrating with tn_yellowrosethem included a round cake with yellow roses on the top somewhat similar to this one. I based my card on the memory of this and the cake. And I challenged everyone to base their creation on a memory. If they couldn't come up with anything they could always use the picture of my cake as inspiration.

Now without further ado, here's my creation...


Ink: Palette Noir, Versafine Black; Paper: Yellow Bazzill, White GP; Stamps: Rose; PTI Wedding Day; Other: EK Success Corner Punch, Glaze Pen, Copics, Clear eP, Baubles

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's Pinky, Pinky &

Ok no brain but how about a drink...

This week's Unity Addicts Challenge was to be a little monochromatic. I decided to go Pink!


USCSC6Doesn't it just yummy enough to drink?!? I used Amber's sketch for this as well.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - Fun Night Out; Ink: Charcoal; Paper: All Basic Grey from different lines, PTI Sweet Blush; Other: Copics, Fake Baubles, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Crystal Effects

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Little Late


I made this with two things in mind, actually three but I'll only bore you with the 1st two.  The first being the challenge that Jimmi posted for the Friday Fun Challenge, see I told you I was late.  The challenge was to use Rubber Romance stamps...not really a challenge for me.  Especially since I'm the ringleader for the group over at Papercraftplanet (which if you would like to come join us PLEASE DO!!)

SK121308ARWhich brings me to the second reason, the sketch challenge they currently have up at Papercraftplanet is this one.   As you can tell I loosely interpreted it.

Stamps: Rubber Romance - 3 Girlfriends, Unity Stamp Co. - Good Times; Ink: Palette Noir, Paris Lights, Versamark Black; Paper: Paper Salon Dazzle line, DP scraps; Other: Copics, Marvy Circle Punch, Rhinestones, clear eP, Glaze Pens, Zig Pen

Now for the surprise, if you can guess what three girls inspired the coloring of the card I might have something in it for you.  If I don't get some close guesses I'll ETA a clue.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Where, Oh Where Are They Going?

GiftBoxesSo this is what I was doing tonight...

I was making gift boxes.  Aren't they pretty?  I got the directions for them on Julie Buhler's site.

I'm not letting you see what's inside of them until the people get them.  As soon as they do I have the pictures ready.  So this is just the teaser.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Heads Up

I don't know if you've ever been to Suzy's blog,


1) She's amazingly talented and makes some of the most creative stuff.

but that's not why I'm telling you about her today.

2) She's giving away some major blog candy. Including Odd Bird Planet, Whiff of Joy, Magnolia, and much more. You have to go check it out!! Here's a direct link to the post.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Did you miss Hip Hop Thursday?

Don't worry if you missed the Hip Hop you're just in time for the Hangover.  And you can't still catch the specials, just make sure you go check out Angela's blog to get the full run down on all the details from 20% off and $1 on some stamps.

Here are two of the cards that I did yesterday.  The first one I did was for Jeanne's Bling Challenge.


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - Mix Up of Cuteness; Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Palette Noir; Paper: Paper Trey Ink Pink Patterns; Other: PTI Sweet Blush Swiss Dot, Acetate, Copics, Nesties, Pearls, Red Stickles

USCSC5The second one I did was for Amber's welcome back card sketch seen here.  She just got back home from having ankle surgery.  Home being Japan.



Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co - Cuter Than Most, Distressed Dots; Ink - SU Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Palette Noir; Paper: Bazzill Brown, Misc DP, SU Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla; Other: Copics, Googly Eyes, Zig Pen

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This week's Unity Addict Challenge was to CASE one of the upcoming VSN Coordinator's Jimmi, Maren or Jenni B cards.  I chose to CASE Jimmi's seen here.


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - Snow-one Like You; Ink: Versamark Black, Palette Charcoal; Paper: Imagine That Textured Cardstock, GA Pacific White; Other: Heidi Swapp Clear Snowflakes, Embossing Folder Snow, Snow brads, Copics, Liquid Applique, Label Template thanks to Mel Stampz, Zig Pen, Jewels (from Target $1 spot)

And don't forget tomorrow is Hip Hop Thursday!!  There's all kinds of fun to be found on Hip Hop Thursdays so come join us in the forums over at  Here's the link to the area you can find us.

Deja Vu

If you feel like you are having Deja Vu you are slightly. I did this card originally two months ago here. However there's a friend of mine that is graduating from college and is about to move away. This friend is a he and I didn't think it appropriate to give him a card with a person in a dress. So I thought I would remake just this part of the card and try drawing in some pants, a belt & a button down shirt. Now a realize the person is still a little hippy and comes in at the waist but it looks more masculine then it did before.

Stamps: MFT Going Places; Ink: VersaMagic Black, SU Whisper White; Paper: Misc Gray, SU Very Vanilla; Other: Primsacolor Pencils, Copics, Clear eP, 20g Wire, Black Pen

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Who knew?

Apparently someone thinks I'm creative. I never would have guessed. I would like to thank the Academy, my family for always encouraging...ok, I know that's enough. But seriously I would like to thank Lisa for giving me this award. Although we have never met, Lisa is a great person and think a wonderful's too bad I can't nominate her back.


Here are deets for the Kreative Blogger Award:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Abra - my sister one of the most creative people I know

I'm Giddy!!

Ok, I did something tonight that I've never done.  I played with Polyshrink.  It was so much fun that I'm afraid that it might become addictive.

I got the idea to dig it out and try it because of Ashley's weekly Etsy challenge.  This week's store is Dragonfly Fine Designs.  I was thinking about using her Diaper & Wipe Carrier as my inspiration.  However then I got to thinking I wanted to do something besides make a card.  And since I've been making jewelry this last week (I know I haven't shown it to you yet but I will shortly.  I don't want the people I'm giving it to to see it yet)

SweetNecklaceAnyway now I'll stop babbling long enough to show you what I  did.  Granted it did take me a few tries before I got it all figured out.  I used Unity Stamp Co - Delectable Delights with Stazon Ink which I then colored in with Copics.  Big thing to do is to make sure that you sand the polyshrink before you use it or the ink won't color in that well.  Also, for me when I went over the Stazon lines with the coloring it wanted to lift it off so I learned to avoid them like the plague, unless I wanted to go over it on purpose.


Ok, here's a close up if you want to check it out.


Crazy Puppies

I have to share this picture (apologize for pic quality, taken with phone)/story with you because I think it is too funny!!


This picture is of Mom's dog, Freckles.  Now for the story...

Rat terriers have this thing when it's cold where they shiver all the time.  Where we have gotten sweaters for them in the past (no, before these two we've never dressed our dogs) but they've actually grown out of them.  Except for Bandit's which she just so happened to lose the other week.

Mom got them new sweaters.  Bandit must be somewhat used to the torture I put her through, however when Mom put Freckles' sweater on she went immobile.  She acted like she couldn't/wouldn't move.  Unfortunately, we were about to leave for at least a couple of hours so we made her move.

She runs ahead of us and promptly lays across the stair and says then NOW! I'm not moving.  We had to walk over her.  And here is where she stayed even as we drove off.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Crazy, I'm Going Crazy

This has been one crazy week at work.  I've had to put in all kinds of long hours which means I haven't had a lot of play time.  However tonight I made the time because I wanted to do Wednesday's Unity Addict challenge and then Jeanne also challenged us to be "golden" tonight (ie use something golden in one of our projects).

I can't even tell you the last time I did a scrapbook page layout.  But here it is, I've done one.  It's when Liam got rewarded with a trip to Stone Mountain.  I don't know if these pics are actually in the order then happened but it looks like they are on my page (a story).


And here is a closeup of some of the details.


Stamps: Unity Stamp Co - Tiny Trinity, Distressed Dots, Wispy Grass, Nov KOM; Ink: Stampendous Gold, SU Chocolate Chip, Versafine Black; Paper: DP Paper is all from Basic Grey Mellow, Plain CS is Bazzill; Other: Chalk, clear eP, Lil Davis Designs embellies

Now don't forget that today is Hip Hop Hangover and if you are coming directly to my blog, go check out Angela's blog to see the list of people who played along this week.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm Honored

BUTTER~1I've never been given an award so when Catherine messaged me to let me know she'd given me one, I was kinda floored. So thank you Catherine so much.

All that I am awarding have inspired me so much over the past year, and I truly love your creations and your blogs! {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}} All I ask in return is that you pass the Butterfly Award on to 10 people, posting their names on your blog and notifying them. Please also link back to me.

My seester - Abra