Sunday, August 31, 2008

They Did The Mash...They Did The Monster Mash!!!

Could these guys be any cuter? Here they are...ready for the big bash! This is my sneak peek for Storage Units, Ink and More's new Monster Party set, that will be released tomorrow! Kathie's blog has another sneak peek for the new release as well. Also, today is the last day to enter the give-away over on the Storage Units, Ink and More blog, so if you haven't made a guess yet, be sure to head on over.

Here are the details for this card. It measures 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" and each Confetti White square is 1-1/2" x 1-1/2". My little buddies are inked up in Black Stazon and then colored with a combination of markers and watercolored pencils. The Core'dinations cardstock colors are Tangerine, Kiwi, Forget Me Not, and Nassau Blue. The button was taken from my stash and then I added a touch of May Arts ribbon. I finished the card off with some Orange Peel Stickles (tis the season, you!) Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend...Toodles!!! :D

Saturday, August 30, 2008

More Sneak Peeks!

Good Saturday Morning to you all! Are you looking for a couple more Storage Units, Ink and More Sneak Peeks? Well then, all you need to do is head on over to Bethany's Blog for her peek at the new fall set, and Debbie's blog has a peek at one of the new sets that is just perfect for boys! I'll be back tomorrow with my peek! Yippee! Also, you have until midnight on Sunday to enter the give-away over at the SU Ink, & More blog! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Labor Day!!

Happy Friday Everyone! Sorry this is late, but this post has certainly been a labor of! I have had such a difficult time posting today. I'm not sure what it is, but I do hope that this works!! This week's Blogger's Challenge theme is Labor Day...a patriotic card or a baby card. As you can see, I went with the baby theme. The main image is a Studio G stamp and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up Small Sayings (retired). I also used Stampin' Up's Regal Rose, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, and So Saffron cardstock along with some Stampin' Up Rose Grosgrain Ribbon. A simple design, but one of my favorites. In fact, I made this card some time ago, but never shared it here on my blog. I made a different card for today's challenge, but I sent it to a friend and the photographs that I took before I sent it out did not turn out well at all. Fortunately, I had this card in my stash and fit this week's theme, so I was quite lucky! Be sure to see what the other members of the Blogger's Challenge group came up with here.

Now if you checked in today for some more Storage Units, Ink and More Sneak Peeks then you need to head on over to Leigh's blog. I promise...You won't be disappointed! You still have time to make a guess for Denise's giveaway, so be sure to stop by the SU Ink & More Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by tonight! I'll be back tomorrow...Toodles!!! :D

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guess How Many? and Sneak Peeks!!!

The end of the month means that the sneak peeks begin for the Storage Units, Ink and More Design Team! Wait until you see the new stamp release that Denise has put together!!! It's FABULOUS!!! Being the generous person that Denise is, she has decided to give you all a chance to win ALL SIX SEPTEMBER RELEASES! Do you want to know how??? Just head on over to the SU Ink Blog and leave your guess as to how many candies are in this delightful container (psst...there is a little peek of one of the sets on the top of the container...isn't she darling?) If you'd like to see a bit more of her, then head on over to Lauren Meader's blog. She has a sneak peek waiting for you. Susan Liles is sharing a sneak peek today on her blog as well. You won't want to miss that because it's scary, but in a good! So, do you have a guess yet? Here's another look...
I'll be back tomorrow with my Blogger's Challenge card and I'll have a sneak peek for you all on Sunday. Good luck guessing! Thanks for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Trifecta of Challenges!!!

Happy Friday Everyone! I have always envied the stampers that can put a few different challenges together to create one card, and now I've finally been able to do this myself! Little things make me so! Here's the rundown...On Tuesday, the challenge from A Spoonfull of Sugar was this wonderful sketch. Then on Wednesday, Denise over at Storage Units, Ink & More issued the challenge to make one of your cards sparkle. Here is another card for that challenge. Remember, you can still play the Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenges even if you don't use SU Ink stamps. Today is Friday, and you know what that means...Blogger's Challenge!! Our challenge this week is to use Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard, and Ruby Red. I used my watercolor crayons in these colors to color up my sweet monkey friend from Stampendous. I curved the sentiment that came with this Stampendous set to fit just above Monkey. The birthday sentiment in white craft ink is from Stampin' Up's Small Sayings (retired). The Ruby Red panel was put through my 'bug with the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and the More Mustard panel is stamped with a stamp that I picked up at the Target Dollar Spot. I added some Star Dust Stickles to Monkey's birthday cake, a bit of faux stitching, and a button with some May Arts Sheer Polka Dot ribbon. There you have first time combining three challenges for one card! You can click on any of the links above to be inspired by these wonderful challenges. I hope that you'll be able to play along too! Thanks so much for stopping by today...Toodles!!! :D

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

My sweet friend Tracy started doing challenges over on her blog, Eat, Sleep, Stamp! Just click on her blog's name for the details and then you can play along too if you'd like.

Last Thursday's Challenge was this delightful sketch! It has been forever and a day since I've inked up my beloved A Muse stamps, so needless to say, I really enjoyed this challenge! The image, sentiment, stitched ribbon, and 4-Bar Notecard are all from A Muse. I used some chocolate colored cardstock and a strip of Rich Amber cardstock from Core'dinations (Don't forget the Core'dinations sale over at Storage Units, Ink and More) to accent the green notecard. I made the sun with a tiny circle stamp that I've had in my stash since I first started stamping. It has finally been put to good use. I inked it up with Colorbox Chalk ink in Bisque and then added a touch of Tangerine to the edges.

This card turned out exactly how I envisioned it. That doesn't happen too! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Core'dinations Cardstock Sale!!!

Good Morning Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that Denise is having a sale on her Core'dinations Cardstock until August 25th! You can check out the selection here! If you have been wanting to try this cardstock, now is your chance! To find out more about the unique qualities of this cardstock, head on over to the SU Ink Blog! Thanks a bunch for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Day Late And A Dollar Short...

Let's make that four days! I hope that this is better late, than never. Right? Denise, over at Storage Units, Ink and More thought that it would be fun to have a new challenge to participate in. These weekly challenges are called, "Whatchadoin' Wednesday" challenges. You can check out the first one over on the SUINK blog and be sure to go and check out the second challenge on this upcoming Wednesday. Please come and play along with us! You can leave us a link to your creation on the official Storage Units, Ink and More blog.

Here is my card for this past Wednesday's challenge...Embossing Folders! I used my Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder in my 'Bug on a sheet of Mantis cardstock from Core'dinations. I paired up my little Snail Mail snail from the Storage Units, Ink and More set called At a Snail's Pace with some lovely shades of pink cardstock (Amaryllis and In the Pink from Core'dinations). Add a little tearing, a bit of piercing, some Making Memories brads, and a touch of silver cording, and I have a card in my stash that I can use for just about any occasion! Thank you so much for stopping by tonight...Toodles!!! :D

Friday, August 15, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Friday!

Thank goodness it's Friday! What a crazy and exhausting week it has been for me! I'm glad that I could finally have a chance to stamp today for this week's Blogger's Challenge (a birthday card). It has been awhile, but I've made a card with only Stampin' Up products...can ya believe! I started with my little bird friend from the Pun Fun set. I inked him up with Black Stazon and stamped him onto watercolor paper. He's colored up with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Not Quite Navy inks. I did a little piercing around the image too. The Old Olive panel is embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder in my 'Bug. I then added some Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon and I used some designer paper from the Summer Picnic pack. I need a birthday card for a little family friend of ours so hopefully he will like this one. Many of the ladies in the challenge group were able to play today as well, so when you have a chance, be sure to check out what they've done here. Thanks so much for stopping by today...Toodles!!! :D

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Hello Everyone! First off, thank you to everyone that has stopped by my blog in the last few days. I've really appreciated all of your comments about my creations. I also really enjoyed reading all of your likes and dislikes about school. It sounds like many of you have some lovely memories! We've picked a winner and the lucky number of the day is...#10 and that would be patrina+2!!! Congratulations to you! I hope you enjoy this set as much as I do! Please send me an email with your address and I'll pass it along to Denise. My email address can be found in the right side bar of my blog. She'll send the set out to you. I hope that you all enjoy the rest of the weekend! :D

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lots to Share!!!

This week's Blogger's Challenge is called "Same, but Different". Basically, we are to make two cards using the same layout, but different colors and different stamps. My first card uses the newly released set, Look What I Caught from Storage Units, Ink and More. Here is this sweet little guy relaxing in his boat waiting for the catch of the day. I used some Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie for the card base along with some So Saffron Paper Prints designer paper. The other cardstock colors are Meadow and Blue Lightening from Core'dinations.

The next card is made using another August Release from Storage Units, Ink and More. The set is called, "At a Snails Pace". Sweet Miss Daisy has designed a stamp for Whipper Snapper with a little snail carrying a flower pot. I tried to accomplish the same look here with these two stamps. This card also uses some Paper Prints designer paper in Rose Red. I also added some Honey, Tranquil Blue, and Grassroots from Core'dinations. This little scene was colored up with coordinating inks and a bit of Star Dust Stickles were added for some sparkle. I'm off to check out what the others in the Blogger's Challenge group came up with. Also, if you are interested, I have some Blog Candy up for grabs in this past Wednesday's post. I'll pick a winner tomorrow. Susan Liles also has a newly released set to give away over on her blog, Susie Stamp-A-Lot. Be sure to check that out as well. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'll be back tomorrow with a Blog Candy Winner...Toodles!!! :D

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Back to School!

Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner? Here, it is in less than three weeks!!! Where did the summer go? I have another Storage Units, Ink and More card to share with you today. These images are from the Touch of Class set and I paired them up with Core'dinations Cardstock in Blue Lightening, Rasberry, and Meadow. It is a simple card, but one that I thought would be a appropriate for a little boy. There is still time if you'd like a chance to win this set. Just scroll down to my post from yesterday. I'll be picking a winner on Saturday. Debbie and Kathie also have a give-away over on their blogs. Just click on their names for the link. Have a Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

My Turn for Blog Candy!!!

Good Wednesday Morning! Yippee! Today is the day that I get to share some Blog Candy with you! The set that I chose to share with you is called A Touch of Class from Storage Units, Ink and More! Being a teacher, you may have guessed that I have always loved going to school, so this was the perfect set for me! Would you like a chance to win this set? Just leave me a comment on this post and let me know if you enjoyed going to school or not. I'll pick a winner on Saturday afternoon. Best of luck to you!

Here are a few details about the card. The card base is Core'dinations Raspberry. I also added a layer of Core'dinations Tranquil Blue with a touch of plaid designer paper from Scenic Route. The wide red grosgrain is from Stampin' Up and the button is from Doodlebug Designs. I colored up my little school girl with watercolor pencils and markers. I took advantage of the fact that this is a clear stamp set, so I was able to bend the sentiment into a curve to fit nicely just above the little girl.

If you feel that Lady Luck is with you today, then be sure to head over to Leigh's blog, Sunflower Studio. She has a stamp set up for grabs as well. Hope that you all have a wonderful day! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More Blog Candy!

Good Morning Everyone! Are you ready for another chance to win some Storage Units, Ink and More stamps? Just head on over to Bethany's blog, It's Not All Black and White for a chance to win the set Look What I've Caught. Be sure to check out Lauren's blog too, My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence. She is having some camera problems at the moment, but check back soon for a chance to win another set. I'm getting ready for a trip to the dentist and I'm hoping that this migraine will take a trip somewhere far, far away...ugh! I'll have a set for you tomorrow, so be sure to stop back then...Toodles!!! :D

Monday, August 4, 2008

Blog Candy!!!

Happy Monday Everyone! I wanted to let you know that Denise from Storage Units, Ink and More is being very generous again! She is giving each Design Team member a new set to give away this week! Head on over to Dawn Easton's blog, Treasure Oiler Designz for your chance to win today's set! Check back in tomorrow and I'll send you to another Design Team member's blog for a chance to win! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Friday...ummm, Make That Saturday!

First off, I apologize for not posting my Blogger's Challenge card yesterday. Like many other bloggers from the challenge group, I was having difficulties signing into my blog yesterday. Things appear to be back to normal today, so here goes. This week's challenge is to use Stampin' Up's So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I added Basic Black to the mix as well. My cyber friend Nikki from "across the pond" is part of a wonderful group that holds a weekly challenge too. This card is also for that challenge as well. You can check it out on their blog, A Spoon Full of Sugar. This week, we were to use an animal image from one of the companies on their challenge list. I used this delightful skunk from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. This image is colored with just about every medium possible...watercolor crayons, Stampin' Up Inks, Stampin' Up Markers, and watercolor pencils! I just couldn't make up my! I'm off to go and check out what everyone else from these groups has been able to create. Have a happy weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by today...Toodles!!! :D