Thursday, September 30, 2010

Stamp N Doodle Punk Girl Card

This image is from Stamp N Doodle. Love it! Check out Stamp N Doodles blog- they got a freebie digi for this week's contest.
I used to be into the Philly industrail/goth scene when I was in my twenties so when I saw this image  I was like "aww yeah". I made my girl on this card a hybrid- cyber punk, goth and industrial.
I used Prima Flower with metal brad, Primas Rock on Love paper and various pens- copic, leplume, sharpie and Glitter gems by american craft. I also colored in her skirt and vest with tattered angels black gold glimmer mist. I used Dimensional thick tape so the image of the girl pops and the "Rock on" oval. The photo really doesn't do this card justice bc I took it with my mac's photo booth.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I won the first Art Gone Wild card challenge they had recently on Facebook. I made a cute Halloween spinner card- using their clever cutts spinner card template with coordinating round Halloween stamp.

Here is the prize pack I won:
It contains: Quickie glue pen, Halloween simple squares stamp set, Fall little pics stamp set, Ek success chain edge punch,AGW paper pack for making cards, and the pink Croppin Cutie collapsible bag (for gathering scraps). Wow! What a prize!
I love AGW stamps and their convention classes.
Thank you AGW!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lizzy's bday magic cupcake toppers

I made these cupcake toppers for my daughter Lizzy's 8th birthday party we are having this Thursday evening. My daughter loves to do magic tricks so we are using that as the theme for the party supplies. Abracadabra!  I made these toppers with cardstock I cut with my 2inch scallop punch and smaller circle punch. I used Repeat impressions bunny stamp and Stamp n More's top hat. I embossed the images with Ranger's black sparkle embossing powder. The toppers are double sided- varies. Some have the top hat with a bunny head, tail, or 8. Some have the bunny head on one side with the tail on the other so it looks like it's jumping out of the cupcake. I used a piece of double sided Scotch tape in between both sides to hold the toothpick. This would be good for a mad hatter party too- put the top hat right side up though and forget the 8. My top hats are upside down like a magician is pulling a bunny out of his hat. 
I am entering these cupcake toppers I made tonight in the following challenges:

Adoption/ Fostering/Giving is so Rewarding!

I just wanted to write a brief blog about the need for  adoption and fostering needy animals. Everyone should consider adoption and/or fostering at least once in their life. I have fostered countless animals -saving hundreds of lives plus I contribute to local rescues through donations of clean used towels, new pet food, etc. Everyone should contribute on a regular basis to help needy animals and children whether it be through active volunteering or giving much needed donations. Contact your local rescues to see how you can help them.
I also drop off new toys every year to a local charity for parents unable to make their kids' wishes. Last year, we donated two new bikes to the Salvation Army. I called to see if there were any needy families that could use them and they even came to pick them up for us at our home. I got the bikes on sale at Toys R us for only $35 each- both assembled too. I am not rich but I believe as long as I give to those less fortunate I shall always receive. I have been this way since a child and have yet to go a day without food like some ppl have to. I worked at a shelter for abused children one summer when I was in my early twenties and was surprised to find that a lot of the children never had a bike of their own. When I was a little girl my bike was like my car is today- a necessity for transportation.
So, please put some money away now so you too can do your part this year to make someone or some rescue a little happier/bearable. The best part is, you don't know the recipients and they don't know you- u just do it bc it is the right thing to do. You will be far happier too.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Please support our fundraiser

Please support our fundraiser: "Support our school by clicking the link and making a purchase."

Please help my daughter, Lizabeth, reach her fundraising goals for her school. She is in third grade this year. Thank you!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Warm Wishes Card with Stamp n Doodle free image

I just made this card with another free image from Stamp n Doodle. There images are very cool- and VERY usable. It's a pretty winter scene on a farm. I am a night person so I thought I would accent only the moon and the night sky with color in this image. I love the way my yard looks in the night after a good snow- everything is white and glistening. So, I used Tattered Angels champagne Glam all over the card where the snow is to make it glisten (hard to see in the pic- sorry, I use my mac's photo booth to take images- too lazy to keep pulling out my nikon.) I also used Tattered Angels Midnight blue glimmer mist on the sky- I painted it on the image (and on the card background and prima flower so it's sparkles). For the moon to glisten I used my lemon Atyou Spica glistening pen. I used a Doodlebug white sugar coated brad to hold the flower in place-it sparkles too. Creative Memories quilt paper and stickers(I wrote warm wishes on the stickers.) and DCWV black rub on stitches. All from my stash- so happy I FINALLY got use this old CM Cozy quilt gift pack- I just looked at the copyright- 2005!

I plan to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Whimsy Lamb card "Ewe Know I wuv Ewe"

Hi! Lambs are so cute to use on a card bc you can always use "ewe" in the sentiment inside the card (or outside if u prefer). I made this card using the Whimsy stamp of the lamb(with dimensional tape), I also wet embossed it with a new embossing powder, I bought at Stacie and Gracie's scrapbook shop, called Liquid Platinum. I then chalked the image and put blue eyes using a copic marker. I used some stash up I had by using an Amy butler mat pad I had for the coordinating paper and a piece of DCWV gunmetal cardstock for a little contrast. Too add a little more pizzazz I added 3 various sized Queen & Co pearls.
I plan to enter this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good Friends Never Go out of Style

I used Stamp n Doodles free digital image on this card. I finally used Amy butler stickers I had won years ago from a crop- again, using my stash.
When i go out with friends I usually put my purse on the floor; however, recently I heard that is bad luck. hmmm? When I buy purses I usually only buy ones with "feet" on the bottom bc of my floor habit (unless I get a small one). My hubby probably wouldn't approve of this habit knowing how much I spend on purses. Thankfully Coach sends me coupons periodically. lol

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spooky Bag

Well I am hosting my annual Halloween party in October so I find it only fitting in my search to use my stash to make something for it. I have had a pack of paper bags in my craft room for a couple years now. I bought them to make paper bag scrapbooks- still have a ton left.  I just made a party bag for one of the lil monsters attending the party that may win a game. I have kids ranging from 2-14 years old this year. This bag would be great for a toddler.
I used Pholkart Blessing's free digi on it. So cute! I sprayed the bag with T. A. Black Gold Glimmer mist.  and added a cute brad from Around the Block (I have had this Halloween set of brads for years).  I also used my old Glitter Gems markers by American Craft I have had for at least 3 years now.

I entered this bag in the following challenges:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

unicorn cross card

This stamp is from Karen's doodles. too cute!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Autumn Leaves Card

Well, I just finished making this card so I could enter it in a few challenges this week. I used a free image from Digi Doodles. Thanks! I like their images and bought a few before from them- they are quite adorable.

I am not often given help or aid in my life so there are few people I really need to thank. However, this year is my sister in law's turn to make Thanksgiving dinner so if she does, I will probably give this card to her. I am usually the person helping others.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Wish me luck!
I do want to give a shout out to Art Gone Wild Stamps! Thanks! I won their first card challenge they held on facebook. Check them out. Their stamps are awesome!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cupcake Craft sketch #108 & Digi Doodle #24 Challenges
I made this card to submit to both digi Doodle challenge #24 Charm me and Cupcake Challenge Sketch Challenge #108.
I love images of portly women- yes, perhaps I'm weird but I think they are so adorable. Far cuter than the images of skinny women. This cute gal is a stamper! How about that? A stamp of a stamper (inky antics)...The charm I used is from my stash too- Queen & Co.

I think I'll give this card to my Mom for her bday and write inside, "You know you'd rather be stamping on your birthday."

Golden Anniversary Card Repeat Impressions Sketch S810

I just made a Golden Anniversary card for my in laws. I can't believe they have been together for 50 years. I don't know how my mother in law puts up with my father in law- he's a good man but boy, he really gets on my nerves sometimes. I could not imagine spending 50 years with him.
 I am surprised I am still married. I wasn't never the type of girl to have a long steady boyfriend. I always dated a lot but after dating my husband for awhile I knew he was the ONE. We still laugh everyday and I can honestly say he is my best friend. I hope we reach 50 years together too (been together for over 10 but wed only 8 years).
I used Repeat Impressions Sketch S810 for the layout of the card. 
I used an Inky Antic stamp, Stamp craft paw print stamp, Queens gold embossing powder for the paws, prismacolor pencils, Tattered Angels Gold glimmer mist and DCWV gold paper. I used my MAC camera to take the photo- so excuse the poor image- it's backwards. doh!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Whimsie Doodle Sketch Challenge #48

All of us can be lil porkers when it comes to Halloween candy so this card is in honor of our inner witchy piggy.
I made it using the sketch from Whimsiedoodle sketch #48.
I used a Whimsy stamp- the piggy.

Wedgie Witch card TMS #58

Hi! Well, I must confess along with other things, I am a marker junkie. So this card has many different types of markers used on it. I used Copic, Spica atyou, American Crafts Glitter gems, Sharpies, EK Success Writers, and LePlume markers. I used a bat ribbon and for the glitter swirl I used Tattered Angels new Glam- chandelier.
I bought this witch rubber stamp at the StampScrapArt tour convention in Oaks, PA.
I am entering this card in the Tuesday morning sketch challenge #58 and Two Peas in a Pod Finally Friday challenge this week.

Friday, September 3, 2010

My new Halloween card CCB#20, DDSB#23 Cupcake #106 YNS#24

Hi! I just finished making this card using the following items: SEI batty paper from Eerie alley collection, Digi doodle shop's digital stamp (LOVE the image- has 2 of my favorite animals- bats and rats!), halloween ribbon from Walmart (last yr's clearance), and LePlume, Copic, atyou spica & Souffle markers.

I really love this card it is so cute! I used foam tape to make the image pop! You may notice a theme with my cards- simple design and fast production. I have 3 little girls (7,4,2) and a house full of rescued animals so I don't have more than an hour to spend on one card. Plus, my attention span is the size of a pea. lol
Check it out! I entered this card in the following online challenges:

Martha Stewart Holidays Light Up Embellishment - 1PK/Vampire : martha stewart halloween : scrapbooking : Shop | Joan

Martha Stewart Holidays Light Up Embellishment - 1PK/Vampire :
martha stewart halloween :
scrapbooking :

Shop |

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Paper Romance Challenges: PRC14 - Furry Friends

Paper Romance Challenges: PRC14 - Furry Friends

In the Forest Furry Friends card

I just made this cute card with a Repeat impressions Stamp, DCWV Green Stack paper, Prismacolor pencils, gamasol, The Paper Company red cardstock, Creative Memories corner rounder, and metal embellishment by Darice. I really like this card bc I can give it to my less religious or Christian friends during the holiday season. Plus, I love rats! (weird to some of u but if u ever had a pet rat- u know they r great pets!)

PRC14 & WMC20