Saturday, August 28, 2010

2 Cute Rubber Stamps Saturday...

Hi everyone.
Here's my card for Saturday at 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. Isn't this little guy cute?!
And I'm sure he'd be a welcome guest to anyone's birthday party! Look what he's bringing along. YUMMY!
I hope you join in our new challenge too! Read below for more information and get busy. There is still time left and we have offered a freebie so there is no excuse not to join in.
I'll see you all next Saturday - unless I stop by and acknowledge your entry into the challenge!

Another SSDS Saturday

The challenge this week is to make a get well or good luck card using Digi Doodle Shop images! And there are tons of images to choose from too.
I chose this little boy and his car, a very masculine image. And, in a recent TV show about antiques, they were discussing a toy that probably most little boys had "back in the day" and how valuable they would be now if in mint condition. I was dumbfounded! As much as a new car. Wish someone in my family had kept his!
Anyway, come join in the fun this week and win a prize! Best of luck to those of you who participate!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Sorry everyone, I guess I kinda spaced it and didn't announce this as quick as I could/should have! BUT....... 2 Cute Rubber Stamps is having a big Challenge and we want you to join in.

In fact, we are giving away some freebies so that you have no excuse!

We love a good challenge and anything free is just a FAB bonus! SO, we are offering up a super cute FREE digi - actually FOUR variations of the digi!!!!!!!
To get your Cupcake Cutie Free Digi go Here!
After you make your creation with it, be sure and come back and link up your blog post or gallery post!
And don't forget we also have a Design Team Call!

Please help us pass the word along about our challenge!!!
The last day to Enter is September 6th! Don't let that date slip up on you, it's soon!

Also, you can go over to the blog and see some great examples using this freebie by the DT members! I have mine listed here.

New neighbor

Here's a card I made for our new neighbor. Inside I put a photo of my husband and myself, along with our address and phone. I hope this one is more friendly!
I did another one several weeks ago when a new pastor moved in across the street from us, but so far she's not made any type of contact. Not even waving and isn't outside unless it's extremely late at night. Don't know what to make of that. She's pretty young, in her early 30s - maybe that's it.
Oh well, I still think it's a good idea to make this initial contact as you never know if this new person is new to the community in general and could use some helpful tips, or like I've been told about this new lady, that she's recently divorced and trying to make a new life for herself. Either way, it never hurts to be friendly.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Teri's Creations - Delicious Doodles

Here's a card I made for the Delicious Doodles First Birthday Competition and the Sisterhood Blog Hop.

This is using one of the new freebies that Teri so generously offered this past week. Isn't it cute? I hope you had a chance to get some of these goodies, they were all great.

SSDS Challenge Saturday

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs and I love their images. This is a cute one with her recycle t-shirt and holding the earth - so I thought I'd push home the Thinking Green idea.
She's very easy to color (like all their images) and like a lot of them, open to interpretation!
Most of their lovely ladies are just adorable, but you know, they do have other images as well. Go check them out. And I have a couple already for Halloween!
Happy Saturday! And come join us this week and you'll have a chance to win some goodies from Sassy Studios Designs!

So sorry...

Here's my card today for the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps!

It never hurts to have one of these ready. When most people lose a pet, it's like one of the family and a sympathy card is needed for this type of loss also.

This particular card is just a more generic one, made in advance. I would normally make it custom (with the pet's name on it). I wasn't into making cards a few years ago when I needed one of these when my Mom lost her pet, and then my husband and I had to have our 18 year old Cairn Terrier, Logan, put down a couple years ago too. So now I want to be prepared. And this is just an adorable image (you can get just one of the each individual pet too). I like this one as it makes you think there's a special place for all pets.

I'm spending the weekend indoors in the A/C. Best place to be in this awful Indiana heat.
How about you? Plans? Or taking it easy too? Whatever.... hope you have fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Let's Ink It Up has candy already...

Surprise, Let's Ink It Up has a PRIZE already! Kathryn Myhre, owner of KLM Digital Designs and Clear Stamps has donated a fantastic PRIZE. She wants to up the ante to 300 followers. Come on over and try your luck, bring your friends along, to our awesome new challenge blog, it's all about stamps and getting inky, getting back to our roots, and it begins on August 22! This candy will be drawn on Sept 4. Kathryn has so generously donated FOUR STAMP SETS! Check it out on my sidebar.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hi everyone! We are having a Design Team Call!

Call will go from today 8/17- until 8/31
If you want to be a part of 2 Cute Design Team, now is the time to apply!!
**One post each week with a project using 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. (These posts can be prescheduled as far in advance as you like to work!) 3 month term.

**Participation in 2 monthly challenges. (Always know ahead of time!)

**Frequent mentioning of 2 Cute on your blog or messageboard.

**Comment on challenge entries!
What you get:

**Access to ALL the 2 Cute Rubber Stamp designs in digi form- FREE!

**Design Team Discount on any stamps you want to buy in rubber form!

**Input, opinions, and first looks at new stamp designs!

**Great DT experience without any Hassle or Unrealistic obligations!

We just like to create and have fun!!
How to apply:

*You need to send your basic info- Name, Email, Blog Addy, State to

*Please attach 3 pictures of your favorite work featuring stamping of course.

You do no have to use 2 Cute Stamps, but if you have them we would love to see them!

*We encourage you to join in our next challenge that goes live on the 24th using a FREE 2 Cute stamp we will give away. ( You do not have to participate to apply though.)

PLEASE help us get the word out! Post on your blogs and messageboards!
We want to give everyone a chance! Thanks!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2 Cute Rubber Stamps Saturday...

Sorry so late, something messed up with my scheduling of this.
Here's my card for 2 Cute Rubber Stamps today. Of course, I did have it online on time there!
Isn't this owl fun?! How adorable. And this isn't the only one they have available either! (clue - the other will be showing up here before too long).
I thought this sentiment from TLC worked perfectly with this image!
I'm having a great Saturday. It's still WAY too hot around here, but since I'm not working, I'm staying as "undressed" as I can sneak by with and that certainly helps!
Have a wonderful day, leave a comment if you have a moment, and I'll definitely have some new cards before next weekend.

SSDS - Happy Saturday!

Good Saturday Morning to you!

We have another challenge at the SSDS today, and it's a sketch challenge. I sometimes have a struggle with these - guess I'm not much of a conformist or something! But this wasn't too bad.

And of course I had a lovely image to work with! We are sponsored this week by:

So come on in, the "water" is fine and it's lots of fun, plus you get a chance to win some FAB images/stamps!! What more could you ask for?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SSDS -Another Challenge!

Today's card is a sentiment only card.
Well, at least a sentiment and no image card. I had to add a little bling in the ribbon! I just had to!
But isn't this sentiment great! I love it. It's from Squigglefly and I've used it several times, but I imagine a lot of people only think about putting a sentiment like this on the back of the card - NOT ME! I want it right out there in front!
You'll be finding my two Saturday blog posts flipping around a little for a while. I now post on Saturdays for 2 Cute Rubber Stamps also - so you'll never know which one will be on top! I like to mix things up a bit!
Hope you are having a great weekend day and run over to the blog and check out all the other projects - there are some great ones -- I sneaked a peek earlier!

2 Cute Rubber Stamps!

Here's my first official post for 2 Cute Rubber Stamps!
Well, actually I think the official one is on the the 2 Cute Rubber blog, but what the heck!
I just love these manatees. So playful. And I love the little crabby guy too. This designer paper made me think of waves, so that's why I chose it. And I started out with a nestability and then decided to trim out the grasses or whatever. I like doing things a little differently!
And some more news for you.... if you head over there now you can get some YUMMY cupcake freebies! They are so tiny and cute!
Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Here's another little card for the challenge over at The Stamping Boutique! I'd love to win their prize of 5 new images!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Dare to be Sassy Thursday

Here's my card for the Dare to be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Design Studios and this time the challenge was to "Freestyle" or create whatever I wanted! So I did!
I love the little cameo's of their images, and I have several. Of course, I love their larger ones too, including a couple freebies I got just the other night (thanks ladies)!!
But I've been seeing so many Halloween cards out there, I thought I'd do my bit! And these fit perfectly!

I've been published in Scrapstreet!

Well, a card of mine has been anyway!
We were told to make a card that fits the title: Heat Wave!
And this is what I came up with! It's a Chesney Young image from Squigglefly (I was on the Squigglefly DT at the time!). Following my most usual clean and simple cards, this was a breeze. I used Glossy Accents to mimic the sweat on the glass and in the ice cubes.
Notice too that the designer paper (Me and my Big Ideas) has the phrase Heat Wave in it!! I underlined it for emphasis.
Anyway, to check out the other projects, go to Blog Bay at Scrapstreet to check out all the other projects and a little discussion with Regina who is our leader at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Challenge!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A card for Roy...

I apologize for the quality (or lack) of the photo, but I wanted to post this card because of the note I received from Lilly.
I had just kept a copy of the card for myself (I try to keep photos of most of the cards I've made) and never really intended to post about it. I've sent many cards like this as encouragement to people, not to put on the blog.
You see, I've been sending a few cards now and then to Roy & Lilly for encouragement especially to her husband (and she doesn't mind!!). And today, she sent a lovely note back saying he really has enjoyed this card since he cannot make it to the beaches any more. Now... I had no idea that he loved the beach, but when I saw this image, I just thought it would make a nice card for Roy. So I made the card and mailed it. How simple is that. But evidently it brought enjoyment to him, which was my focus. I'm so happy that it did!
They are going through some extremely difficult times. You can learn more about Roy and their struggles by checking out Lilly's blog . I encourage any cardmaker to do this, and then get busy and help by sending a card of encouragement to their whole family. They could certainly use it now! Prayers wouldn't hurt either!!
Also, I must apologize as I cannot remember where I found this freebie image. As soon as I saw it, I printed it and used it on this card and evidently didn't make note of it. Sorry! The sentiment says: Life's a Beach!....and sometimes you get a little sand in your bum; shore hope you are feeling better!