Thursday, September 30, 2010

dear santa...

Well, today is one of those bittersweet's my last sketch with the fabbie Cardabilities Team. I've really enjoyed my time with the team and had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful sketches!!!! Thanks so much to Karan and the Cardabilities Design Team!

Here is the fabbie sketch #12:

Seriously trying to squeeze in a couple Holiday cards a week...can't believe tomorrow will be OCTOBER!

I'm so having fun with my Basic Grey Jovial!

I happened to pick up the 6x6'er, the bloomers and the diecuts from the Jovial line at Paper Zone when they were having a store wide 20% off sale. I was determined to use that sweet snowperson and bird diecut but didn't realize until I cut/punched/sewed my various panels that the die cut was humungous...see below:

So I sadly trimmed away the blue border piece....but hey, I made it fit!

The sentiments are from A Muse...

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to check out the Cardabilities blog to see what the other Team members designed!

This also fits the Moxie Fab World's current challenge:

The Jolly Holiday Greeting Challenge

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

warm wishes...

Ahhh...the smell of coffee brewing, isn't it thee best?!!

I finally picked up the Hero Arts "cup of coffee" image last week and couldn't wait to ink it up:

haha...if you didn't know, I'm a huge coffee-a-holic:)

All the patterned paper is Echo Park Paper, the kraft/button are PTI and the sentiment is A Muse...I'm thinking of whipping up several of these in different green patterns for Christmas Cards:)

The scallops were made with my 1 3/8 circle punch..

I was inspired by {a flipped} FTL109:

I'm also playing in the Scrappy Saturday Challenge over at Wee Memories...CAS Card:

This is also for the Caardvarks Clean & Simple Challenge.

I've also been itchin' to enter one of the holiday challenges over on Moxie Fab World so I'm entering this for the:

The Jolly Holiday Greetings Challenge

Whew, multi-tasking at its best....thanks so much for stopping by and I also wanted to share this little article that the fabbie Rose Miller passed along to me because she knows that I dig Starbucks...they actually have some money savings tips in the article!

Unfortunately it seems that Riccola...cold meds...tea & honey are my best friends these past couple of days...grrr...I get over the stomach flu and get hit with my daughter's cold...double grrr...

***Skipping Stones Design/Susan G Komen Foundation Update***

Skipping Stones Design is soooo very close to their goal and has extended the $3 per stamp set donation until Sunday at Midnight!!!

There is also a fun referral contest going on at the SSD blog! GO check it out HERE!

I thought I'd highlight a couple of my favorite Skipping Stones Design sets but be sure to check out the STORE since there are a ton of different sets...seriously, something for everyone!!!!

Funny Coffee Vol. #1

Dandelion Dreams

Timeless Textures

Buy some stamps...spread the word or maybe just contact me if you want to make a flat dollar donation...together we can make a difference...

***E.A.D Designs***

Just a reminder that Wednesday's are "She's Crafty" with Jenn over on the E.A.D Designs blog!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Think: Candy Corn

Hello and welcome to Skipping Stones Design Day here on my blog!

We had the opportunity to work with this fun set called:

Happy Halloweenie

Check out the fun sketch!
Gotta love the banner!!!!!

My color inspiration is from candy corn...unfortunately I can eat those things until I make myself sick..oy.

The ghost has been fussy cut and selectively inked so that I could easily fit the sentiment inside. It has been adhered to the card with glue dots...lots of black stitching...the patterned paper is from Echo Park, the yellow is Stampin' Up Summer Sun and although you can't tell by the pic, I used the Quickutz polka dots folder on the yellow...the bling is from Queen & Co.

Susan G Komen Foundation Fundraiser Update♥♥

Skipping Stones Designs is still donating $3 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for EVERY SINGLE stamp set sold until Sunday Oct. 3rd at midnight!!!!

Help us “stamp out cancer”! We are continuing our fundraising efforts to break $1,000 donation mark!!!

Be sure to check out the Skipping Stones Design site for a chance to win

You won't wanna miss the fabbie goodness from the other gals on the Skipping Stones Design Team:

Ann Kranitz

Barb Turpin

Brenda Weaver

Gladys Chia

Jennifer Ingle

Tammie Beaton

Wendy Jordan


The lovely Guest Design Team for the month of September:

Ashley Cannon Newell - Guest Sketch Artist

Teresa Kline - Guest DT

Lea Lawson - Guest DT

Sarah Martina Parker - Guest DT

As always...thanks sooo much for stoppin' by!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mega Hop'ola!!!!

Hello! Hello!!!

Happy Monday...we have a combine hop for you today with:


I'm thrilled to represent BOTH E.A.D Designs & Torendi today:)

You should have hopped over here from Jessica's blog:

If you didn't pop over here from Jessica's, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the E.A.D Designs blog

First up is my E.A.D Designs project...but, did you catch the fun over on the E.A.D Designs blog on Saturday? We're celebrating the new Stickerz release and their is a ginormous prize for one lucky peep!

There is a special discount for the hop...E.A.D Designs is offering 25% off {coupon code: torendi}.

Okay, now my project:) I wanted to...had to use the new Cottage Friends Stickerz:

Sooooo stinkin' cute...I've always loved gnomies...want a garden gnome but the kidlets think they're creepy:)

Anywho''s my card:

All the paper is Cosmo Cricket Togetherness...lotsa stitching along with a Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type sentiment...

Even more fun....E.A.D Designs is sponsoring
2s4y this week!!!!

Woot Woot!!!!

My card was inspired by
Kazan's sketch:

Okay, next up is my Torendi project using the oh-so-fun

A Kawaii Day E.A.D Designs Torendi Exclusive Rub-ons!

I'm so all about Kawaii stuff:) Right now Torendi will have all their rub-ons 50% off AND $5.00 off orders $30 or more!!!

If you've been following me for a smidge, you know that I've been about altering stuff for gifties....

I wrapped everything around a Trader Joe's chocolate bar...the packaging is a pink box which makes it super easy to cover... I used the tofutti cutie:) He's actually backed on glossy cardstock and fussy cut...all the patterned paper is Sassafras Count me In that is available at Torendi! The 'friends' sentiment is Bam Pop but sorry peeps, it is out of stock now:(

Next up is the fabbie Amy C over at

Caffinated Cropper!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

You're da bomb!

Happy 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!!

I'm super thrilled to say that it is Sparkle Creations Week over at 365 Cards!!! She is a fabbie bloggie buddie of mine and I'm sooo happy that she's started her own company...VERY coolio!

Okay, first up is the sketch from Pam:

I had the pleasure to work with the turntable josh image....

The sketch was a smidge tricky for me so here's my interpretation of it:

I used Cosmo Cricket's Joyride them...I did ginormous amounts of paper piecing on josh...

I was disappointed that the sentiment in the bottle cap really didn't photog well so I had to do a close up:

You're da bomb

Isn't that perfect?!

I hope that you'll join us in the sketch challenge and make sure that you check the 365 Cards blog to see what the other Sunday Sketch Crew gals designed ...AND make sure you also pop over to Sparkle Creations won't be disappointed....such FUN images!!!!!

Thanks Sparks for being our fabbie sponsor this week!!!

paper: cosmo cricket joyride, pti kraft stamps: sparkle creations turntable josh, sentiment by A Muse other: misc twill ribbon, cosmo cricket joyride buttons, misc twine, bottle cap

Saturday, September 25, 2010

::runner up blog candy for the Blog 4 Boobies Bidders::

Please see my regularly scheduled post won't want to miss it...ginormous prize for the E.A.D Designs Stickerz Release Par-tay!!!

Okay, as promised I'm back with my 'runner up blog candy' for everyone that was so kind to make a bid on my card that I posted for the Skipping Stones Design Blog 4 Boobies Susan G Komen Fundraiser!!!

Thanks to all of you that made a bid on my card...You gals are wonderful....thanks to everyone that visited me during the Skipping Stones Design Blog 4 Boobies Fundraiser, it means alot ot me...I appreciate the support!

Okay, okay...I'll get to the drawing...I used

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

What a fabulous post and to raise money for such a wonderful cause and end up with a fantastic card.You know I have to start the bidding with a $5 bid.

September 16, 2010 2:55 AM

Woot Woot Sherry!!!!!

She's the fabbie gal that started off the bidding for my card so a ginormous THANK YOU Sherry!!!

E.A.D Designs Stickerz Release Party!!!

Happy Saturday!!!

So glad you could join me today for some E.A.D Designs Goodness!!!!

Pictured above is the Prize Package YOU have a chance to win!

You get one entry for leaving a comment on the EAD Blog and a second entry for making a purchase during the release week!

Starting today until Next Sat all new release stickerz will be $2 EACH!!!

Included in the prize package is:

One Tile Necklace
$15 Torendi GC
2 CLING ITS in Flower and Dandelion
1 Canister set of Stickerz
1 Vinyl Craft Room Saying "Do Something Creative Everyday" in Black
1 Vinyl "If the Shoe Fits But It In Every Color" in Cherry
12 Sets of STICKERZ (Assorted)
3 Printed Vinyl Sheets: Houndstooth, Zebra, Black Polka Dots
4 Sets of Vinyl Rub Ons (Assorted)
Caffinated Cropper Pocket Full of Sunshine Kit
Caffinated Cropper Birds of a Feather Kit
6x6 Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage
6x6 Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride
6x6 Basic Grey Green at Heart
Little Yellow Bicycle Decorative Edged Cardstock Clothesline
Little Yellow Bicycle Decorative Edged Paper Pad Clothesline
Creative Imaginations Naked Chipboard Mini Album

Woot Woot!!!!! Now that's what I call a prize!!!!

Check out this new Stickerz sheet, Merry n Bright:

I used it for my card today:

All the patterned paper is Basic Grey Jovial...I backed the trees with Jovial too! The card base is PTI Kraft...the fabric bloom is Basic Grey....did you see my sassy red stitching?!!!

I was inspired by Laura's sketch over on 2s4y:
Thanks so much for stoppin' by and I hope that you'll join in on the E.A.D Designs festivities and be sure to check out the new stickerz line up!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Blog 4 Boobies/Susan G Komen Foundation Fundraiser update!!

Just a super speedy update on the Blog 4 Boobies Fundraiser for the Susan G Komen Foundation!

Remember my card?

...and the winning blog candy that went along with the card?

Well, I'm SUPER pleased to say that the VERY lovely Julie Tucker-Wolek is the WINNER!!!! Her bid of $20 was the highest AND I'll be matching her $20 so together we'll be donating $40...pretty good!!! Thanks sista!!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone that made a bid {I'll be drawing a name using of the others that placed a bid and will post that sometime tomorrow} and to all that hopped/bounced with us during the 2-day event. If you haven't had a chance to read the
"This is why we fight" blog post...I highly recommend it....

Flashback Friday 3.0

Make sure you check out my "second chances" layout HERE.

Check it out...I feel so official:)

Like my new Flashback Friday logo? It is by Lisa Arana...of dahlhouse designs. She is also responsible for my new siggie too:)

Okay, just some deets on the Flashback Friday festivities....I'll try to sling them out once a month. It is really a reminder of 'how far we've come' in our crafting/blogging....I think that we tend to forget that aspect and I've always been one to reminisce about things...get all nostalgic...

♥♥Edited to add: Please do not link your original blog post that contains your flashback card/project... you should re-post your Flashback Friday card onto your blog...that's the fun of it...taking ownership of your flashback the present day...haha...that's why some people don't want to play...but it is all for fun...♥♥

I do have a big surprise...the most fabbie Emily at E.A.D Designs is my first SPONSOR!!!!

Woot Woot....check out the E.A.D Designs Stickerz prize package that is up for grabs for one random winner of Flashback Friday 3.0!!!!

Haha...I'm super lucky to be on the DT for E.A.D Designs because Emily loves Owlies too!!! Thanks Emily!!!!

So 3.0 is compliments of the fabbie Rose Miller....What I'll start doing is have the winner of the Flashback Friday pick the next Flashback challenge...muwahahaha......that's what I call creative delegating...

So Rose's idea is to post your first challenge card that you ever made....before I show you our cards, lets first learn a smidge about Rose :

I live in California with my wonderful husband of three years, my mother, and our two spoiled furbabies, which are always "helping" me make my cards. I started making cards almost two years ago. I only wish I lived in a larger town just so I could shop in a "real" craft store rather then "on line" for the good stuff !! I don't have a "style" as I am more of a "free spirit" ( or rebel ) LOL

She is so kind to share her first challenge card:

Isn't it gorgeous?? Look at all the layers and different patterns...the scallops...the distressing...excellent my friend. It is really ironic because it was for a 365 Cards Challenge!!! LOL

Thanks Rose for the FUN Flashback Challenge!!!

So here you go, this is mine...or what I could is from my Splitcoaststampers Gallery Archives...seriously....

Circa January 2, 2006 peeps....

{chuckle} Even back then, I was a coffee-a-holic....Evidently it was a challenge for another site:
Coffee Retiform

One of my New Year Resolutions is to try new techniques. This is a card that I did for another board. The latte cup and sugar packets are by Ann-ticipations....saw the cup used in a card on the other board and knew that I HAD to get it.

Okay, so I'm wondering what challenge site it was? I'd remember now? I barely remember what I had for dinner last night!

Interesting things to note:

1. it is an all-stamped patterned paper!
2. monochromatic bright and funky colors
3. somethings never change, definitely my love of coffee is still strong...
4. Here's a link to a retiform tut by Beate over on SCS.
5. I scanned my cards back then...

Okay, hopefully I did it right and there should be an inlinkz attached to this post...if not, bear with me and I'll get it fixed...sheesh, I'm so not techie:)

You'll have until October 15th at 11:59 PM PDT to link up....