Monday, January 30, 2012

Playing in The Sugar Bowl

Good Morning,

Yet another Birthday Card required for my daughter. I usually get them to make it themselves, but with school and homework, the weeks have just been flying by. I am playing along with The Sugar Bowl this week, using Gayle's sketch, and the Paper Piecing theme. Nothing says fun like Sassafras papers, and this adorable "Catch a Falling Star" Sugar Nellie stamp. I paper pieced her skirt and the star this time. A fun technique for sure.

I hope you are having a fabulous Monday.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Glorious Greens with Gingersnap Creations

Good Morning,

A New Year, New stamps, and a New challenge. My husband bought me some wonderful Stampotique Origninals stamps for Christmas, I am just loving the Daniel Torrente and Jill Penney stamps. Stampotique has a website where you can build a wish list and have it emailed to someone. Pretty handy, my husband has a list now, I just have to keep hinting now and then, and who knows maybe I will get the occasional surprise :)

This pretty gal is named Portland, and I am playing along with Gingersnap Creations "Glorious Greens" challenge this week.  Stampotique is sponsoring them, and it would be fab to win a 30$ gift certificate.   I am going to enter this into the Simon Says "Anything Goes" challenge as well.

This was made by paper cutting and gluing them together, a fast and easy method.  I used some Tim Holtz ink around the edges and colored Portland in with my Copic markers

Hope you are having a wonderful Friday,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Pixie Cottage's Saturday Tutorial

Valentine Pocket With Treat

If you are interested in finding out how to make the above  Valentine Pocket with Treat, be sure to head over to The Pixie Cottage's Saturday bi-monthly tutorial.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Playing in the Sugar Bowl

Hi Guys,

The sugar bowl had an interesting sketch this week, so I thought I would give it a go. The theme is Birthdays, and since my daughter has 2 this month it was a perfect time to get a card made for her to bring along.

This is one of the adorable Sugar Nellie Stamps I purchased in 2010. Yup, and I finally got to ink her up. I am taking it slow this year, taking the time to enjoy the process and enjoying getting back to using my Copic markers. I do want to point out the fab charm, if you ever get a chance, be sure to check out Nicole de Bruin's charms on ETSY. They are superb!

It is starting to snow outside, and I must go pick up my girls, they are going to be so excited about the snow. More tobogganing, or "bogganing" as my 5 year old likes to call it.

Happy Monday,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

For My Daughter


My first post in 2012. I seem to have lost my Mojo. Actually I have been enjoying time with my family, and they have not been complaining one bit.

I am staying true to my New Years Resolutions, inking up stamps and using up my paper stash. The 2 stamps above have been sitting around getting dusty, and I have been meaning to ink them up together like this for some time. Well that time is now. This SCACD stamped image looks identical to my 7 year old daughter, horse collection and all. Thus this card will be given to her, just because. And of course she will squeal and hug me, because that is what she does when I give her one of my creations. Yes, she certainly is good for boosting my moral.

On a sad note,  PWCO has closed shop.  Being on the PWCO design team made my list of  2011 most memorable moments. I will certainly miss the whimsical stamps, the Anything But A Card posts, the fun blog hops and stamp releases.  Thanks Peggy, and thank you to all the DT gals, especially the fabulous DT coordinator Stephanie, I hope we all keep in touch.


Challenges this qualifies for are:
ABC Challenge: G is for Green
Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Goes