Sunday, May 29, 2011


Happy Sunday! But beware of that weather out there (for those living in Michigan), geesh, rain, thunder, lighting, more rain, then throw in some tornadoes! Today I took a quick trip to Target, not having listened to the radio or anything, get there and they tell me I have 2 choices, 1. I can go to the back of the store to sit in their safe zone or 2. I could leave. I guess we had a tornado warning and they couldn't let me shop. So on the way back home (I chose to leave) I had to maneuver around 2 downed trees and a ton of debris! I guess maybe I shouldn't have been out there. :) So lets get on to today's card. I got my very first order from Waltzingmouse stamps last week and was not able to do anything with them till this weekend. I was so anxious to get this doily set inked up and so I thought I would play along with their challenge too. I chose 4 colors that were inspiring to me, although not really springy or summery I do how they all went together. The DSP is from my new Basic Grey paperpack. The sentiment came with the doily set, aren't they just gorgeous? Maybe you'll join us!

Challenges: Raise the Bar-thank those teachers, Stamp Something- something sentimental,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Hello and welcome for visiting today! Today's card is for the ODBD- Frame it with Texture challenge. I am once again stocking up on my birthday cards so I couldn't resist the pink and browns for this one. I also got this sweet little nestabilities last weekend wanted to make the frame. It is very simple and elegant, just wondering if I should add some rhinestones to the sentiment or bow. Hm............... :)

Alright- I hope we are gonna get some warm weather again but I have an idea it will be some more rain! Have a good one!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Flowers Abound....................

Hello - another Monday! Thought I would share another flower card. This week I pulled out those little making memories flowers (mixed jar) and put them together with the making memories brads: layering them on the lacey circle nestabilities. This card is simple and so cute, the picture just doesn't capture it. The background is cuttlebug styled flowers (an oldie but sweet one). The sentiment is also layers on the scalloped oval nestability.

That is all for today ladies- have a great week!

Friday, May 20, 2011


You need to head over to CropStop Challenge this week........ I have yet to play along but I have some fabulous clock embossing folders, tim holz stopwatch and clock faces......... so I am set to go! The Challenge is to incorporate clocks/time into your project this week. You are eligible to win prizes- and we have a copic theme this week............. MORE prizes! Come Join US!

This beautiful card is Katie's and I just love the softness, the color, the vintage swirls.... Check more out on her blog HERE!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


I wanted to post the winner of the Goodwill Blog Prize I was giving away.


I can't seem to find you- you do not have a blog............ so send me an email or leave me your email here on this post!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Corrugated Art

Oh my gosh, this was fun! I was visiting Julee's blog last week and saw the card she made using handmade corrugated board and well, her card is beautiful so I had to give it a try and new right away which stamps I would use............... and quite honestly I LOVE it. I used the SU set Style Elements: the top layer was stamped in versamark and embossed and then I used marine mist and sponged over it along with antique linen distressed ink. I must say I spent alot of time distressing and inking to get it the way I wanted it. I also wanted to match up the openins so that the corrugated piece had an image on it. The next layer down is the actual corrugated piece and it is stamped with the roses in marine mist and olive and then I used the crimper- this piece is gorgeous, I have to try it with some other colors I tell you! WOW. A lot of paper shredding/tearing. Then I used the marine mist as the next layer- added a sentiment (ODBD) and that little die cut butterfly-
I had the corrugated paper and embossed paper left so I went ahead and made another card. I just could not let that go to waster. I have to thank Julee for showing me this technique- doesn't it just look so vintage? Yummy card.

Challenges: ODBD : recipe 2 die, sentiment, emboss
Cute card thursday: distress, Stamp Something: anything goes, Crafty Creation-anything goes, Cupcake Craft: garden find, Wild Orchid: sketch-Mum, creative inspiration paints- butterfly, Creatalicious: flourishes

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers

Happy Monday!
Hope you are all havin' a good start to your week! Over at ABC Design Team Challenge we are still focusing on flowers! Have you joined us yet? All those wonderful cards out there with flowers, they can be entered!
This card was made with the
Graphic 45 Springtime paper line...... so pretty. I then used nestabilities curved rectangle to make the background and stamped a few little stems on it. Then Julie provided me with some Making memories little flowers:glitter pink, mixed, and lemonade . Isn't it the sweetest way to use these flowers? So simple and easy. I hope you will come and join us!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Taking your breath away

Welcome Everyone! It has been a busy week at our house and I feel like I have not crafted for so long, even if it has only been since the weekend. I still need to show you all what I did at the Scrapbook Expo. In the meantime, this sweet card is one I made for the ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge- TAG. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew what tag I wanted to use, it just has a vintage feel to it and goes fab with this paper pack, don't you think? The paper is one of the new Basic Grey Stella Rose if I recall- this is wonderful paper too! I hope you will stop over to ODBD and join us!


Monday, May 9, 2011

ABC DT Challenge - FLOWERS!

Ok, so what are you doing today? It is Monday,'ve got to get creating girlfriend!
So today's card is in response to the ABC Toys and Crafts Design Team Challenge which is to use flowers on your cards this month. How easy will that be? I mean, you are making springy/summery cards anyways- so join us! Julie has put up a gift certificate to win also.

Products used: Hero Art Stamp, Copics, Stickles, MM Lemonade Flowers

Challenges: Simon Says Stamp and Show

Don't forget to come and join us

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Goodwill Blog Hop

Welcome to the first GOODWILL "Power of Work" Hop. If you came from Vicki's blog you are right on track, if not you will want to go back to Dalis's blog and start at the beginning. Today finalizes a week of Power of Work which is a year long project to promote the idea of supporting your local Goodwill Store.


Our challenge to you is to use a Goodwill item in your project. Think of all the possibilities that are out there, the vintage buttons, materials- tons of things. I think that you will find alot of inspiration along the blog hop from all of the ladies.

You have 2 ways to get your name into the winning pot - a $20 Gift Certificate from and 2 Cutting files or Digital Stamps by Paper Crafting World, Just a Little Note from My Creative Time . In addition to that, some of the ladies have some giveaways too!

1. Leave a comment at every stop of the blog hop (13 stops = 13 comments), GO back to the beginning of the blog hop
STAMPERGIRL's BLOG and leave your NAME in MR. LINKY.
2. Leave a comment at every stop of the blog hop (13 stops = 13 comments) AND play with us with our Goodwill challenge. GO back to the beginning of the blog hop
STAMPERGIRL's BLOG and leave your NAME (AND THE word PROJECT) in MR. Linky. If you don't have a Goodwill store near you, then try another store like Goodwill.
My project is a card that I used some vintage buttons and lace on. I do love to browse a good Goodwill store as there are so many things to see. One persons "junk" can be anothers "treasure". I can always find things to work with. I do hope that you'll join us and get in on the goodies! I am going to give away a CARD PACK- so go and look at my blog and if you like what I have- become a follower and in your comment indicate you ARE or BECAME a follower!

Now- you need to head on over to Michelle's blog.
And don't forget- if you purchase from CropStop- you can get an additional 10% off by using my code CSHS-01

Friday, May 6, 2011

Copic Candy

I just had to share with you all............ over at CropStop we are Spotlighting Copics this month and guess what? We are giving away a dozen copics and a variety of other goodies and all you have to do is participate in the Copic Challenges! No Copics, don't worry- use a media of your choice (chalks, inks, etc...) So stop on over, see all the inspiration, read about some copic tips and get in on the drawing!

Yummy Candy

The Ribbon Girl is giving away this luscious prize- is it not so summery? Check it out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A pot of flowers!!

Happy Hump Day! And look at this wonderful pot of flowers. Is it not most beautiful? I have been playing on the Diva Dare Challenge and got to thining- I have those wonderful flowers (although I do have to cut them out and I don't like that.... hint hint Julee) from Verve that are perfect for this challenge. I am also sure that Julee would like me to use some of her goodies- so here goes! I love this little pot: clean, simple but so springy! I hope it brings with it some wonderfully warm weather too!


Monday, May 2, 2011

What's Brewin?

Hello Everyone! Thanks for stopping in again today. Isn't this card hot? LOL! No, really I just thought that little cup of Jo was the cutest thing. Then to mix it with these wonderful October Afternoon papers. I was actually inspired by the colors/theme from the TCP Challenge this week and the MOJO Monday sketch so I put this one together last evening. I am not a coffee drinker and none of my friends are big ones either- but I am sure someone will enjoy getting it.

If you are looking for something to do- stop over for some inspiration!


Picking Flowers for Mother.....

Hello- does this little guy look like he off to pick some flowers for his mother? Or maybe he is planting something for her? Hee hee................ all I know is that he has flowers on his mind! So today's card is for the ABC Design Team Challenge- which is to add flowers to your card. Yep- how is that for an easy May Challenge and a chance to win a gift certificate to the store! Our goal this month is to have at least 125 participants- you want to join us?
Items used: Sarah Kay Finn, Copics, Spellbinder Lacey Circle, MS double scallop border punch, Graphic 45 Springtime, Spellbinder Banner

Challenges: Verve Diva Dare

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Love You MOM!

Happy Monday! I hope this finds you going into a good week. Over at ABC DT Challenge we are celebrating Mother's and Flowers this month. What a perfect challenge as we are making those special cards for our special mother's. I hope that you will join us- you will have a chance to win a gift certificate to the store too! Isn't this flower just beautiful? It is so perfect for coloring with copics as well, allow you to shade the flower with 2-3 colors and room to blend them. There are actually 2 flowers, the small green one and then the pink ones set with a pearl. Other supplies used: Amy Butler Lotus, Nestabilities Oval, Nestabilities Label Four, Hero Art Stamp which is out of stock now.

I do hope you will join us- our goal is 125 participants- and congratulations to Heather for winning the month of April.

Other Challenges:

Verve Diva

Stamp Spectacular: Mums the word