Monday, August 31, 2009
(her blog is: My Pretty Little Things To Cut) and I failed to wish her a Happy Birthday in time.
Sorry - Hope it was a fantastic day spent celebrating YOU!
She also has some blog candy running - (a best friends forevah stamp from Stamping Bella) so get over there and check it out!!
I love this little Dustin Pike freebie image! The inside says, "and flying a kite is a Season of Joy!"
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here's a little card I made for the SUINKWWC54 Challenge at Storage Units Ink and More! These papers reminded me of the inspiration photo, and so I just decided rather than stamp, just to make a cake with the papers! Really simple. The second tier is special because it's the Cancer Awareness papers! I coated that tier with Glossy Accents.
Cute and simple.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
These images are from a recent blog candy win at SUINK and I thought now was a good time to use them! I'll give this card to my brother's grandson who is starting 1st grade this year! I think he'll like it.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I made a challenge card for My Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #1, and it works for TSG17 also.
I love this image that Boni gave me and I use it, a lot! One of my very favorites. The challenge was to make a card that has some sort of food or drink theme, not necessarily religious. And I've been thinkin' on this all week, and finally decided to go with my first thought of image, this cupcake stand! Like with Christ, there is enough to share! Links must be posted by August 29. Come join in. There is a great prize this week too, a stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs!
This card also works for the TSG17- Birthday Card at There She Goes! It's their week long Birthday Bash Week, and a chance for some nice prizes. And how simple is this - just a birthday card!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Hey, it's time again for another Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge, and here is the card I made for this upcoming week. You have until next Friday to get one posted, so check it out! The links are on the right! It's a lot of fun, and there is a prize!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
They are having a Design Team Call.
This is their first Design Team call and they are looking for - crafters/stampers/artists who are wanting to get in on the ground floor of a new venture. They are also looking for tried and true crafters who have experience working on a team and are cohesive team thinkers!Head on over to the new challenge blog and check out all the details!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I just found out that I won the biggie prize at the ALOTA Rubber Stamps Blog Hop. I am so thrilled. It includes 14 new stamps and a Spellbinder Dahlia Nestibility. I can hardly wait to play!
This first card is for a challenge at the Blog Hop for The Digi Shack (love that this store has my initials!). And I do Love their images! And this could get me all their new releases, wouldn't that be great - Well it would for me!!
And this second card is for some friends who just celebrated their 33rd Anniversary!
Congrats Jeff & Sharon!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Here's the simple card I made for Sharon at No Time to Stamp? Celebrating the 100 challenges they've done so far! I thought I'd make this a little girly with the pink and all, but then finish off with a BANG! Just like every good party!
I promise to get the next one up real soon! It's done, and I won't wait all week to post it.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We are still very new - so the chance to win some candy is EXCELLENT!
Come on, join in the fun. HERE
Go to Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle Saturday Challenge. Aug 7 -
until 10 pm Aug 14th.
Everyone is welcome to join and eligible to win prizes.
Please be sure to join the blog as a follower and use the Mr. Linky feature to link us directly to your creations. We can hardly wait to see your projects!
This first challenge is to use 2 buttons, 2 ribbons, 2 designer papers, and 2 layers.
It's that simple. Go on, you know you want to. You have until 10 pm tonight! I can't wait to see what you come up with!
My Mom will love it, don't cha think?
Goes in the mail to her tomorrow!
As a birthday special they are offering one blog follower the chance to win a blog makeover. Just post one of our skins (see Tinker & Co for more) on your blog and write a little bit about our new service on your blog. then leave me a comment. Winner will be chosen at random, on the 15th September. I hope they call me - I want a new skin!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It has a beginning sketch challenge by Micki Harper, and you may use any stamp or digi image of your choice; You may use any product and/or embellishments of your choice; You may use any color combination of your choice. Easy Peasy!
Enter as often as you would like. There will be a prize, but it's unknown at this time. Deadline is: Noon, 9-19-09.
Here's my entry for Sketch Challenge PMSSC01!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Doesn't seem like those two words, sympathy and candy go together, does it.
But... go check out http://jesskittelson.blogspot.com/2009/08/comfort-military-spouse-and-win-some.html and you will more fully understand.
I spent a fair amount of time today just making up a few sympathy cards. Not exactly a fun task, but in a way, it was nice. I personally was very disappointed in our government for "taking a moment of silence out of respect for Michael Jackson" but they don't find the same kind of time and courtesy is necessary for a fallen soldier, or not even a bunch of fallen soldiers. Yea, I understand they can't do that for every single one (well, they could but won't). And, don't get me wrong, I'm glad they did this for Michael and his family, and I love Michael's music, and I was so sorry at his death, but something in the news just a day or so later, really ticked me off that they don't seem to hold the same respect for our own military. So when I saw this opportunity for me to personally contribute.... well I jumped at it.
I have no one in the military, so it's not like this is a personal crusade for me, but I think it's just a matter of knowing/doing what's right. And our governmental leaders DO NOT.
The black card is very hard to read here, but not as hard to read in person. It's embossed, but not with white - just clear and then I added some chalk to it.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I really appreciated all the comments both in my own blog and the SSD blog regarding my cards. This was a great bunch of ladies. I wish each and every one of them well!
You may still see a few posts of my work in upcoming challenges, but as of today, I no longer will be part of the Design Team.
Yep, that's what I said, $150 gift certificate to shop where you'd like.
Now, I'd love to win that prize, so I kinda don't want you to go over there and enter, but to be fair, like she has asked, I decided to share this information with you. I also think it's highly appropriate that the title of her blog is: Where'd all my money go? Confessions of a papercrafting addict! http://stephaniecastrodesigns.blogspot.com/
So, since her only requirement was to post and share this on my blog and come back and put it on Mr. Linky - that's what I'm doing - cause I want this blog candy!!
Thanks for offering it Steph; and you know, I'm not sure you have to go this big even if you are from Texas! But it is appreciated!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
OK, I've seen this challenge a lot, and intended to try, and this is the perfect week to do it.
The image is a Simply Sassy Design Studio one and it's so cute. (By the way, have you checked out their new Challenge yet?? Click on the icon on my sidebar and participate!)
Friday, August 7, 2009
It is official - today is the first Challenge for the New Simply Sassy Design Studio Challenge Site.
And here is a cheer recipe for you to make a card or other craft project: You do not have to use a SSDS image, but we sure would like you to.
2 Buttons 2 Ribbons 2 Designer Papers 2 Layers
You have until Thursday, August 13, at 11:00 p.m. EST to enter. The winner of this challenge will be announced Friday morning, August 14th, right before we announce the next challenge.
Everyone is welcome to enter but as usual there are a few rules. In order to be in the running for the prize you must have your entry completed and directly linked using the Mr. Linky by the deadline. Please make sure that we are linked directly to your artwork -not just the blog, and finally please become a follower so that we may keep you up to date with any specials/events etc.
Please also pass the word along to others who love challenges! And not required, but please put our blinkie on your sidebar!
The winner of the challenge candy will be selected by our wonderful Design Team and will get their choice of any single digital image "free" from the store. We have the most talented, super fantabulous challenge design team EVER!! Be sure to check out their blogs and samples.
And Please Have Fun with your project or card (that's why SSDS has fun images!) and we can't wait to see what you create!!
Click on the link on my sidebar at the right and join in! Here's the card I made for the Challenge!
I love this silhouette fish! and the adorable button fish too!
Here's another card I made recently using an SSDS image: The shoe may have a higher heel than Dorothy's but when you find the right shoe, you have to go with it!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We hope all those who enjoy challenges will come join in, and I know there are a ton of you out there - so go on over and see what we are setting up! I think you'll like it! A lot!
Now, here's another card I made for the Simply Sassy Design Studio Grand Opening, but it didn't get posted, so I thought I'd show it today.
This is a cute little chef, like all guys think they are during the summer months! Sometimes that works out well, sometimes not!
I have to admit with my hubby, it's usually pretty good. He calls my grilled cheese a burnt offering (yea, early on I did sometimes do that)! And I tease him because I like my things well done, and of course that takes someone with some skill to get it done but not burnt! Anyway, go check out some of the cute images over at http://www.simplysassydesignstudio.com/
There is still time, summer isn't over yet - although students may feel that way very soon!