Thursday, April 30, 2009


WOO HOO!! I have been dying to tell you my news and now i can!! I made Lindsays Design Team!! Do you know how hard this was to keep a secret??? LOL I am over joyed to help Lindsay, she is such a sweetheart!

So here is my next Lindsay Card!! I decided to use this cute little bird because it reminds me of spring! Although spring isn't one of my fave seasons (allergies suck!), i do like the cheery colours.

Everything i used is from Taylors Key Ingredients Kit! The sketch is from Marys blog. I just flipped it:)
So i printed out 2 images on Taylors Cream cardstock. I coloured the base image with copics, and the coloured the second image flower and bird with copics and cut them out to give them pop. I coloured the butterfly with copics and used some of the blue glitter in the kit on the body of the butterfly.

I used my nesties to cut out the image, added some ribbon to the middle and them 3 little flowers from the kit on the bottom. These kits are great! Grab a sketch and you have a card in no time!! :)

So be sure to do some shopping over at Lindsays store for me and tell her i say hi:) Here is her Website too..., she got some pretty neat stuff on there!!!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great sketch over at Sketch and Stash!

Its perfect for my Skater Ian card!

This is a card kit for one of my monthly swaps, i was so excited that Jacki picked skater Ian!! The paper she picked is great too!!

I coloured Ian with copics and matted him on some baja breeze and pumpkin pie (dana you must love all this orange!! lol). I matted the DSP on pumpkin pie as well.
I used my Stamping Bella stamp "YOU ROCK" and punched it out with the Arrow SU punch, i also used a little one on the bottom.
I finished off the card with some doodling around the edges and 2 orange bella bon bons.
You you wanna play click HERE.
Our bowling banquet was good, everyone got a prize i gave mine away...some people give dumb prizes out! ha ha
Only a few more shifts and i am on Birthday Vacation (i take my birthday week off every year!!). Not sure what i am gonna do yet though...i will keep ya posted!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bellariffic Card, its a sketch this week!!!

Isn't this a great sketch??? I love it:)

I decided to use a bella card kit i had (it was mine from a swap). I had 2 images of this cutie, i coloured one Orange for Dana and one pink for Karen:) Today you get to see the Orange because that is what colour paper was in the kit.

This card came together so easily! I coloured with copics and cut out with nesties. I then popped each layer (wwkd), it kinda looks like she is in a flower!

The DSP is SU pumpkin pie, i used both sides of it for this card. Not sure why i had this paper since orange isn't one of my colours!

I used a sentiment from the SU set On Your Birthday and finished it off with 2 bella dots (i love these sparkly ones!!)

Hope you like it:) Its our bowling banquet tonight, we placed 13 of 21 teams. Not bad considering we had a pretty crappy year this year. I will let ya know how it went:)

Also thanks everyone for your comments about my Mom! I find it much easier to talk about it!! So thanks for listening:)


Monday, April 27, 2009

Trying out a CAS card....

...and i don't think i like this whole Clean and Simple stuff. But i tried it!!

The cupcake is from Lindsays Stamp Stuff. I cut it out and paper peiced the botton of the cupcake with some candy lane SU dsp. I popped the top of the cupcake and coloured with copics and a red spica glitter pen. The strips on the bottom are the back of the candy lane paper. I used my white gel pen to add some dots to the flowers. The sentiment is a little birthday cheer from SU.

Thats it really...simple!! We will be back to regular broadcasting tomorrow when i get some normal cards done ;) hee hee


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Challenge Day!!! :)

I have a feeling this will be a long post:) So bear with me!

First off...I can't believe all the entries for the blog candy! I have already added something to it for having 100+ entries. Can't believe it!! :) By the way my Birthday is May 8th, the day i am drawing.

Next my card! I had to make a card for Mother's Day. This is hard for me every year because i lost my mom to lung cancer in 2005. I was very close to my mom, we always did stuff together, hid things from Dad together, i even gave my mom a kidney 9 years ago. I miss my mom more and more everyday, and people say its gets easier everyday...ummm i don't think it will ever get easier. My mother was a rock, she went through so much in her 63 years with us and i admire her for it. She was child #5 of 6 kids, she only finished up to grade 8 in school because she had to work to help the family. She married my dad when she was only 19 because she was pregnant with my sister. My dad was not the nicest man back then (he has learned a lot over the years though, and is a wonderful man now). She worked full time as a cook in the hospital but somehow managed to always have one meal ready for us. By the time i came around my sister was 15 and my brother was 13, can you say OOPS! lol She always told me i was the best OOPS! ha ha

My mom always smiled and laughed no matter what the situation. She always encouraged me to do what a wanted (even playing heavy metal in the house, drums none the less!) and be myself. My mom was not a fancy woman, she was a plain jane (like me) because she always told us its not whats on the outside that matters but what is on the inside.

My mom was always there for us when we were sick (she came to see me an hour after we had surgery), sad (divorce, break ups, pets dying), and angry (she could always make us laugh about it.). But the most important things were she was there for us everyday we needed her! She was amazing!! It may sound strange but i had a few dreams about my mom after she passed away, and those dreams really happen. It always gives me comfort knowing she is still there for me:)

Ok onto the card...(wipe the tears away...)

I started this card with Taylor's Sketch Challenge for the week. It was a simple sketch, perfect for my mom. I got this lovely Magnolia stamp in a card kit and she is holding lilacs (my moms fave flowers, i will never forget the day my dad took her lilac bush out...she was so mad! ha ha)
The Designer paper is unknown (came in the kit). I used a new EK sucess punch and tied it with some pretty organdy ribbon. I used the Love You sentiment from Short and Sweet and finished it off with a heart i had lying around.
I coloured Tilda with copics, used stickles on the wings and used a white gel pen for some highlights.
Well i hope you like my card, it came together pretty easy (just how my mom would have liked it) but i like the result. It has been a tradition to give my sister a card and flowers every year since my mom passed away so i think i will give her this card, she will understand why!
Hugs to you and your Moms:)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Magnolia birthday:)

I made this card for a mingle on the Magnolia group!

I used all CTMH paper (shhhhhhh don't tell anyone k??) I just love this set of papers. The colours rock!

I coloured my Magnolia with copics and spica glitter pens. I used a sketch challenge on the magnolia only blog, but modified it a bit.

Hope you like her:) Today is our Car Wash/Bake Sale/Garage Sale at work. All the money is going to Ronald McDonald House. So if you have a chance stop by a McDonalds today and put a little change in the really does help a lot of families with sick children!!

Kim has candy HERE!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Lindsay is having a sale!!!

Check out Ellie the Elephant on Lindsay's blog you can download Ellie the Elephant free here, don’t wait because she will take down the link in a week and they she will only be available in the shop. Speaking of the shop she am having a mother’s day sale! from now until April 29th everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is on sale! Why not get a cute new stamp (or two) to make a nice card for mom, dad or grad!
Be sure to tell her i sent ya:)

Froggy Challenge Day:)

Todays challenge is spring/floral:) Well i got this cute elzybells image and thought it would be great:)
I coloured with copics and used some taylours tiny twinkles for the hair bow and flowers.
The paper and ribbon came in the card kit so i am not sure where its from.
I colours i used were kiwi kiss and pacific point. I finished it off with a prima flower and the blue flower is from Petaloo.
Head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has designed! Scrappy Frogs.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Its a Bellarrific day:)

YAY:) Karen sent me the pictures from Bellaland!! I can't wait to go back, its like being in heaven! lol Also here is my card submission for Bellarrific fridays! Here is our inspiration, its a scrap can! lol (this was my idea, i didn't think they would go for it though! lol)

My card is pretty simple. I started out with using Jaime's last bella sketch challenge.

I had kini bella already stamped out so she was my first choice. I coloured her with my copics and her bikini with a spica glitter pen. I used one of taylors tiny twinkles for some bella button bling ;)
The paper is Basic grey dsp and i used close to cocoa for my brown. I finished off the card with some random ribbon i had lying around and the sentiment is also Stamping Bella. I bought the dots at the store and i am in love with them, i want more!!

Here is the bella group shot! Me, Dana, Em, Karen, Miche, Leslie and Nicky! It turned out great!! :)
Well i hope you have a fab day, i am on a 6 or 7 day stretch at work...hope my foot holds up!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Holy Cow...Saturday Sketchers....

Here is my submission for the Saturday Sketchers Challenge:)

I started with a card kit...can you tell, i would never buy this paper! lol But it matches the Penny Black Cow perfectly!

The sketch i used was great as well! I could use all the papers i got in the kit!

The great thing about this cow is he didn't really to be coloured! I used my copics to colour what needed to be done. I then used fun flock on the cow and stickles for the hearts.

I cut him out with Nesties and added 2 layers of paper under him. The flowers and rik rac came from the kit as well as the brads:)
I had a wonderful time at the bella store with Dana, Miche, Leslie, Em and Nicky...and was i surprised when i walked in and Karen was there!!! HOLY COW!! lol Fun times were had by all and i bought more than i should have ;) Its all good though, i love everything i got! Wish i could have got more! I am hoping to head up there my bday week and do some more shopping. :) I will post pictures as soon as Karen sends them to me:)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh this frog stole my heart....

Isn't he so cute??????? I use an older sketch from Taylor that i never got around to doing.

I used a Digi stamp from Lindsay's Store from the Princess collection. I cut the crown off and made him sitting in the pond.

I used a background scene from Magnolia and then cut it out with a nestie. The scene is a grass scene but i changed it into a water scene:)

I coloured the sun with my spica glitter pen, used lique applique to the clouds and coloured with copics.

I wanted some of those things (not sure what they are called, cat tails maybe??) coming out of the water so i drew them...i know i can't draw! lol But it looks ok i guess. I finished it off with some crystal effects on the water.

Sorry my close up sucks, i really need a new camera! So then i coloured my frog and cut him out and made him sit on the pond.

the paper is from a card kit that i got a double of, and the brown paper is from Taylors Key ingredient kit. The Happy Birthday is from SU bitty birthday set.

Well i hope you are having a good Tuesday. Its our last week of bowling tonight and then we get the summer off! We are in about 10th place out of 20 teams, so we really didn't do too bad considering we had a bad year! I will tell you all about the Bella store tomorrow:)

Debbie has AMAZING candy HERE!!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday sketch!!!

Ok so its the sketch from last Monday but at least i got it done!! lol

I made this card for a MFT swap i am in. I finally inked up this set! I love it and was dying to use it for so long, that is why i signed up for the swap so i would force myself to use it! lol

I decided to use some old SU paper for this one, i only had a couple peices left so i thought i would use it up! Its called Rainbow Sherbert, the colours are so cheery and bright! Apricot Appeal, Green Galore, Gable Green and Tempting Turquoise.

I coloured with copics, and used my new Ek Sucess punch on the bottom. I finished it off with a prima flower with some bling in the middle. I think i have bling in every colour ;)

I used the sentiment from Bitty Birthday because it was small enough to fit at the bottom.

Today i am off to Bellaland to stamp with the gang! I am so excited you have no idea! I also have a Dr's Appt. so wish me luck with that!

Have a good Monday!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Challenge Day!!!

So today's Challenge was a tough one! It is to make a card using only a sentiment! Yikes...i didn't know it would be that hard not to colour!! LOL really it was easy! I made this simple card in no time, and its pretty!

So to start i found a sketch on Card Sketch a Day and look no images, only a sentiment, how perfect!!

I used all supplies from Taylor's Key Ingredient Card Kit for March! The only thing not from Taylor is the SU hostess set i used!

I distressed the edges and wrapped some ribbon and we have a card!! Easy as pie!!

So get creating and link up you card HERE for some fab prizes!!!

I plan on stamping almost all day today!! Wish me luck, its so nice outside!!!


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Happy Saturday!!!

Why is it so happy you ask?? Well i have the weekend off!! I only get one a month and usually they are jam packed with a million things to do...well guess what?? I HAVE NO PLANS!! Shocking i know! lol I think my BF and i are going to the drive-in tomorrow, we will see, its suppose to be nice so i want to wash my car! I can't do too much as my foot is killing me...i have planter facioutus (i can't spell! lol) anyway its from working 9 hour shifts on hard floors for 16 years! my physio guy Jeff is fixing me up. Really if its not one thing its another!
Ok but i am sure you don't care about my bum foot so here is my card:)

I wanted to play along with Taylors Challenge because her sketches always rock!!

So i downloaded one of Lindsay's Stamps for this challenge. Her digi images are so cute! The cupcakes are perfect for Taylor's challenges!!

I coloured the cupcake with copics and used some stickles on the icing and some crystal effects on the cherry. I used Lavender Lace SU paper and the dsp is from a kit i had but didn't like the image! lol

I cut out the image with nesties and screwed up on the scallop one, so i covered it with the banner! See no mistakes in art ;) We are good at covering them up! ha ha

I finished off the card with some cupcake ribbon i got in Boston at Michael's (because Karen has a small cupcake fetish!) and a banner.

Well i hope your Saturday rocks, i know mine will:) (well i hope anyway! ha ha ) Stay tuned for Challenge Day tomorrow!!!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Belleriffic Friday card:)

I am so excited i got to play this week:) Its seems things are a little screwy when there is a holiday!!

Anyway here is the image Em gave us for inspiration!! Isn't it pretty?? There are so many colours to choose from!! If you wanna play here is the link.

Here is my card. This is the last month for the bella card kit swap i am in and this is the kit! Rachel gave us the flower DSP and daisybella and the celery paper.

I ran my celery paper through my big shot using a texture plate. Then i sponged it a bit, its hard to see in the picture i know.

I then coloured my daisybella with copics and used my gelly roll pen for the center of the flowers, just for something different.

I cut her out with nesties and finished it off with a prima big flower and a small petaloo flower.

I also used BSC76 for the base of my card, its a great sketch you should come join us in the bella forums on SCS!! This also qualifies for BCC75 to use pink and a circle. Did you know that for every challenge you participate in you get a chance to win $20 in bella bucks???
Happy Friday everyone!! I have 3 days off in a row!! (well i do have to go to work monday morning for a bit!)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Kristen:)

Today is one of my BFF Kristen's birthday:) We have been friends for over 15 years now and she is my go to girl for almost anything:) This is a picture of us on our free trip to CUBA last April:)

Ok onto my card! How fitting its a birthday card:) This is another monthly card kit. I have no idea where to dsp is from but i like it:)

The bella was stamped in burgandy ink and i used my copics and it looks ok. I don't think it was the right ink so i was sure to be careful when colouring.

I used an old Sketch Challenge from SCS, i just flipped it:) I finished it off with a pink flower from SU. Pretty easy card:) I got these done in no time:)

Well i hope you are having a great day! I have to see my physio therapist today because my heel is killing me!!! Wish me luck:)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Club Anya Blog Hop:)

Welcome to the Club Anya Blog Hop:) Make sure you start HERE!! There is a list of all the blogs on there to hop along too!!

I decided to do an Ian card because i have never made one before! This is another card kit! I loved the paper and the image! They go so well together!

I coloured my Ian with copics and used a jelly roll pen on the rock star and his shirt. The rockstar stamp is a hostess set from Stampin' Up!.

The colours i used are night of navy and real rust, these colours are fab together. I punched out Ian with some of my newest Nesties that I LOVE:)

I punched the rockstar sentiment out with my star SU punch, and then cut 2 more stars out with my star nesties, layered them for a funky look:)

Oh and i also used the sketch from Taylored Expressions, she always has the coolest sketches!!

My second card was just for fun:) I keep forgetting i have this cool rockstar paper! It goes well with skater Ian don't ya think??

Happy Hopping:)


rub a dub dub...monkey in the tub

Wow aren't these card kits amazing?? I will stop using them eventually but i have lots of them ;) I have no idea where this image is from, i *think* its an elzybells but i could be wrong. The sketch is an old mojo sketch, its our challenge over on wish rak to use it. I used it once before, but i like this card better!
This card was pretty simple...funny story though...I put on liquid applicate for the soap, and crystal effects for the bubbles...well did you know that crystal effects goes bubbly when heated?? LOL but it kinda looks neat! It gives it a more authentic bubble look! ha ha I even put some on the liquid applicate stuff so it bubbled too!!
Well i hope you like my little monkey:) Check out this awsome blog candy HERE:)