Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friend frame & mini album

My SBS4 sister, Diana, put together these awesome kits with 3 projects in them. Such a cool idea!!!! Head on over to her blog and check out her work - she is AWESOME!!!!

I finally got a chance to make the April kit, which was a clear card, a 6x6 album and a chipboard frame. I didn't take a picture of the clear card but here is my album and my frame.

This is the frame I made with the papers she sent. I added Tilda instead of a photo cuz Tim was hogging the computer so I couldn't print one off!!! LOL

And here is the mini 6 x 6 album - really simple to make actually (especially since she had everything cut and scored for me!!!LOL) I used a Hanglar & Stanglar image I received from a friend - isn't she sweet??

And here are the inside pages:

They are both so cute I don't want to give them away!!! LOL

Thanks for popping by...hope you're having a great weekend!!!!


Friday, June 12, 2009


(this will stay at the top until Friday night, when the Blog hop closes and the blog candy winner will be drawn!!! Please scroll down for other posts!!!! THANKS!!!)

Can you get any better than THIS??? Today is the Grand Opening of Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps!!! The web store is NOW OPEN and you can go SPEND SPEND SPEND on these little cutie patooties!!!!! I am soooo proud of Nicole for achieving her dream, and today, it is a reality!!It brings a tear of joy to my eye to see all of her hard work finally pay off!!!! And I am so proud of our FABULOUS Design Team, the Inspirational Inkettes, for all of their HARD work and dedication to this up and coming company!!! It WILL be just watch and see!!!! Wait until you see these fabulous stamps, you are going to LOVE them!! The images are simply adorable and the quality & detail is exceptional! Each stamp is "EXTRA deep etched" on quality red rubber for a crisp, clean impression every time!

So, now that you know where to spend your hard earned are the deets about the BLOG HOP!!!!

To celebrate the Grand Opening of Inky Impressions, the Inspirational Inkettes are participating in a blog hop, to inspire you with the new Inky Impression rubber stamp line. If you didn't start the blog hop at the beginning, then you want to head back to Nicole's BLOG (she is Inky's Mama) so you do not miss anything. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way to the end, for a chance to win some yummy blog candy! Check it out ---->

The first card I want to share with you is Angelica's Heart Socks. Is she not THE cutest thing you've ever seen??? I coloured her with Copic markers and my Atyou Spica pens. The cardstock I used is Garden Green (SU) and the Designer paper is from Basic Grey.

This is a little notepad I made using LiLi's Egg Hunt. You would never know looking at this that it is an Easter image would you? I put the ladybug over the egg that is hiding in the grass and added some little flower brads inside her basket. The look on her face might suggest a spider was hiding in the grass, but I didn't' have any little spiders (at least that is how MY face would look - I'm NOT a fan of spiders AT ALL!!!! LOL) the Designer paper is from CTMH and the little epoxy sticker is from Fiskars (I think!)

Now that you've had a peek at my creations (thank you so much for visiting and commenting!), head on over to Inspirational Inkette, Tonya, to see what fabulous inspiration she has for you. From there, Tonya will send you in the right direction to the next Inspirational Inkette to check out her FABULOUS cards!!! Don't forget to enter to win the blog candy at the end!!!!! Good luck and have fun!!!


LOTS of things to share with you today, so please read on so you don't miss a thing!!!!!

First, you still have ONE day left to join in on the Inky Impressions blog hop & enter for a chance to win the yummy candy!!!!! Head on over to Nicole's blog to start the hop!!!!! My hop post is at the top!!!!

Secondly, we want all of you stampers to come join us over at the Simon Says Challenge blog for a fun challenge using PINK & BROWN!!!! You can see my card HERE that I made for it!!! Let's try to get 150 entries this week!!!

Next, Bev has some great blog candy HERE to celebrate the new Women's Delight release on June 14th at Whiff of Joy!! Beautiful images!!! Go check it out, but don't get your hopes up, cuz I'm gonna win it!!! LOL

Lastly, I am going camping this weekend - a big group weekend to celebrate my sister and her hubbies 25th Anniversary!!! Should be fun!! I just hope it doesn't snow!!! LOL

I will have a post or two scheduled, as I was able to get a few projects photographed and uploaded!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Angelica with heart socks

Ok, is she seriously not THE cutest thing you've seen?? This is Angelica one of the INKY IMPRESSIONS girls. You will see a lot of her and her sister LiLi on my blog!!!! Head to the store and snatch them up while you can!!!! They are going like "hot cakes" (I never really understood that saying......hmmmm!) Anyways, here is a card I made using a mat stack that I have of foil and glittery butterflies. I also used a mirror butterfly from Heidi Swapp. I wasn't sure of a sentiment to go with this so I left it blank (bottom right) ...any ideas????

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! I appreciate them more than you know!!!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Inky Impression Design Team challenge #1

(after you read this, scroll down....I have TWO posts today!!!!)

PHEW!!! That Blog hop was FUN!!!!! I hope you all had a GREAT time and got some great inspiration for these BRAND NEW CUTIES!!!!!

The Inspirational Inkettes have some GREAT projects to share with you, showcasing all of the different images available from Inky Impressions. This week the challenge for us was a colour challenge. We were to use Baja Breeze, Pink Passion and So Saffron!

SUCH a pretty colour combo!!!! Here is the card I made for the challenge:

The butterfly paper is from a mat stack of Glittery butterflies. This is also LiLi's Egg hunt but this time I added little flowers (confetti) to her basket! See how versatile these stamps can be?? AMAZINGLY cute, isn't she????? And OMG, the quality of rubber is something I have NEVER seen before - it is sooo deeply etched and inks SO nicely!!!! BEAUTIFUL pieces of RUBBAHHHH!!!!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! LOL

I HAVE to give a shout out to my DT sister, Kristine for the FABULOUS watermark!! It is sooo official and sooo pretty!!! I LOVE IT!!! THANKS Kris, you are the BEST!!!!!

Thanks for popping by!! To see the rest of the Design Teams creations for this colour challenge, head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG.

Simon Says.......use pink & brown!

Over at the Simon Says Challenge blog, this weeks challenge is to use PINK & BROWN! I don't know one person who doesn't like that colour combo!!!! I really hope you will join us for this challenge, and ink up your NEW stamps!!!!! I couldn't wait to ink them up, they are sooo cute!!!!

Here is my card for this week:

This card is another Stair-Step fold - I just love how 3 dimensional these cards are and SO fun to make!!! This type of fold just SCREAMED for a scene card. So, I used 3 Simon Says Stamp sets: Mushrooms grow together, Deer with forest family, and Simply the Best sentiments. The card base is Regal Rose, and the DP is from Basic Grey. I paper pieced the large mushroom and coloured everything else with Copics. The porcupines and the skunk are popped up & I added googly eyes to the skunk and the squirrel!

thanks for stopping by - I hope to see your entries when I'm off checking get inyour craft room and start creating!!!!! If you need some more inspiration, head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to see what the other Design Team members have created for your viewing pleasure!!!!

Don't forget to enter your card to win a $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp!!! GOOD LUCK and have fun!!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


(this will stay on top until Tues. so please scroll down to see my regular posts!!!)

Whoooo hoooooooooooooo!!!!! The time is FINALLY here - we have all been waiting for this moment, and on Tuesday, June 9, the Inky Impression store will be OPEN for business!! Can you FEEL the excitement brewing?? It is going to be SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks of my projects you will see on Tuesday!!

Also, on Tuesday, check back here to find out about the Blog Hop and where to start and the FABBY candy at the end!!! It is going to be so exciting and fun, you HAVE to drop everything to join us!!!!!! Each Design Team member will have at least 2 projects for you to drool over, to show off Angelica and LiLi - the newest girls to fall in love with!!!

THEN, on Wed. we will have more projects to show you on the Challenge blog!!! You really do have to come check it out!! The blinkies on my sidebar will take you where you need to go!!!! Have fun!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Janet's Corrosive Challenge #15

Hi everyone! I was asked by Janet to be a Guest Designer for her challenge blog THE CORROSIVE CHALLENGE BLOG for June, July and August. I am honoured!! Janet & I go way back, and we seem to meet online in the oddest places! Janet is my upline for Stampin Up! and we have been in and hosted many swaps together on SCS. Challenge #1 for this week is to make a Father's Day/Guy card, so here is my entry for this challenge. I used a Squigglefly image called A Snack and A Nap. This guy reminds me of my dad laying on the couch. My Dad is 78 years old and still has a very full head of hair, although it is salt & peppery. His belly isn't quite that big but getting close!!! LOL (shhh, don't tell him I said that!!) Usually he has a plate of cheese or a bowl of ice cream in his lap!!! I am going to give this to my Dad for Father's Day.

Head on over to Janet's blog and check out her weekly challenges! They are so fun AND there are prizes!!!!

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