Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Not ignoring

I am not ignoring you. I have had a crazy busy month. Throw the Holidays in on top of that and not much time is left to give you eye candy. Hang in there, I am hoping to be back to normal soon. Right now I am working on stuff for CHA and fighting a nasty sore throat. I will get there. Thanks for being patient. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and made some happy memories.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wednesday Challenge Sparkle

Sorry for my absence. It must be the holiday season and I am up to my eyeballs in deadlines. You will probably see some of it at CHA in January! ;) The challenge this week is to use sparkle,glitter, bling to make your creation sparkle. Here is mine. I am back to my studio to work, but wanted you to see. Enjoy!
Head on over to the challenge blog for the details and play along!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Did you see?

Spellbinders is on the hunt for their 2010 Design team! Can I just tell you as someone who has had experience with this fabulous company, go ahead and try. What do you have to lose? I will never forget the morning Stacey called me and told me I was chosen to be on the 2009 team. I didn't want to scream in her ear, so I stayed composed until I got off the phone. Hee hee The poor carpet cleaner, carpet layer and neighbor of my daughter got an ear full and I nearly scared them to death as my daughter was pregnant at the time. :) It still makes me smile. This company has been fabulous to work with and the memories I have made are priceless. Well, what are you waiting for? Go check out the details here at the Spellbinders blog and get to work on your entries.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CC Designs Winter Sugarplums BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the CC Designs Winter Sugarplums Blog Hop!! The Winter Sugarplums stamp release is so large the entire team is participating in a blog hop to give all of you just a taste of the fabulous creations you can make with these stamps! If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click here <-----click!

I love this image of Trevor. Christine really outdid herself on this set. There is so much to choose from and they are all adorable. It is super easy to get just the perfect project from these. :)
Don't forget to comment! ONE random comment from one of the blog hop posts will be chosen to win the ENTIRE Winter Sugarplums stamp collection!! So make sure to leave a comment on each post to increase your chances of winning! Thanks for stopping by! Continue the hop by visiting Jodi.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Otis and Milo Winter Wishes

Aren't these images just the cutest? I am in love! I have to tell you a funny. See the twigs sticking out of the snowmans head as if it were hair? We were at our condo this past week and our friends made a snowman and put weeds on top of his head just like this for hair. I had to copy it! Head on over to the ATS blog to see more samples and for a chance to win this set.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mistletoe Snowhill

Sweet November Stamps Fairy Sweet
Designer: Amy Young
Price: $6.00 each for rubber stamp/ two designs available, also available in digi.
Stamp will be available Monday November 30th at 9:00am est .((Will be available for a limited time Friday November 27th for our Black Friday Sale))
You can see what the other girls did on the team here <-- Check it out and enter to win your own.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Spellbinders!

I kept telling myself I really didn't need these pumpkins or the vine. Ok, so I caved. I decided I better get them before I couldn't get them anymore. Sigh..... Yes I am a Spellbinders die template addict and I admit it and I don't want to recover. If you need these head on over to the Spellbinders website and grab yours up before they are gone forever. I challenged the girls over at the ATS Challenge blog today to do a Thanksgiving project. You can seriously win cool prizes each week, so go check it out and play along. Mine is a treat box. You could put these at your table by every one's plate. I didn't have time to get a Pilgrim boy one done, but you get the idea. I am addicted to the letterpress technique. I am crazy busy this week and next, but I will try and get a tutorial up for you. I have to go for now, but I will return and put up the recipe for this. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Eye Candy and new digi's

I forgot to put the top two on my blog. Ooooops! Ya so the busy has hit and I don't see it getting better anytime soon. Christine is releasing some new digi images on Monday. The santa is one of them. On Wednesday I will have another project with my favorite ones! :) Check out the ATS blog for more eye candy on the new digi's. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fidget Goblinspider

Today over at All That Scraps we are having a review preview for a couple of the newly released sets. I picked Fidget Goblinspider from the Sweet November Stamps: Fairy Sweet collection. I love her polka dots on her dress! Grin. I decided I wanted her to be a harvest fairy. At the last minute when I was trying to figure out what to embellish with got this idea to do the snowflakes harvest style! I love how they turned out. There will be a post at the ATS blog later this morning so you can see what the other girls did. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilites. I am working on a couple surprises for the weekend, so check back. ;)

Sweet November Stamps: Fairy Sweet, Fidget Goblinspider

Spellbinders: Petite Ovals Large (S4-138), Create A Flake One (S4-222),Create A Flake Two (S4-223)

Copics: YR0000, Eoo, E25, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E53, E59, YR20, YR21, YR24, RV11,W1, Atyou Spica Peach, airbrush system

Paper: BasicGrey Indian Summer apple butter, random metallic brown, rust cs, White PTI

cuttlebug folder: Victoria, sewing machine, brown thread, Stardust Stickles, brown stripe ribbon, paper piercer, ruler

Saturday, October 31, 2009


It is Halloween and finally my turn for the Spellbinders and Tattered Angels blog hop. I am so excited to share my Halloween project with you.

This is just a simple scrapbook page, but with the Spellbinders and Tattered Angels products it turns simple into wow. The red piece is a mixture of Spellbinders and Tattered angels. I used a piece of thin chipboard and embossed it with my Spellbinders Flourish Impressabilities (I2-1009) in my Wizard. I spritzed it with gorgeous Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Red Velvet. After it was dry, I sanded it with a sanding block to bring out some of the chipboard underneath. The cat was done with Core'dinations black cardstock with red underneath. I used my Tattered Angels Vintage Seasons stencils called Halloween Hauntings and embossed it in my Wizard. It was then, sanded to bring out the red color. I think it turned out pretty cute. What do you think?

Flourish Impressabilities: (I2-1009)
Fancy Tags (S4-235)
Tattered Angels:
Glimmer Mist: Red Velvet
Vintage Seasons stencils: Halloween Hauntings
C3, C5, airbrush system
paper: Core`dinations Black Magic
thin chipboard
PTI white
The Robins Nest paper
JustRite Trompe Script 50 pt.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chubby Pencil Sayuri and Benji and Wednesday challenge

We have another new designer this month. These are from the Chubby Pencil series designed by Mando Torres. They will run at $5.50 an image and there are four images to choose from. I had to use this one with the bear. Isn't it adorable? I had fun coloring this one and even tried my hand at doing a sidewalk. :) You can enter to win this set and see more samples on the ATS Blog. Also in my sidebar are links to other dt members and you can see more there.

If you haven't heard yet, Christine started a new Challenge Blog over at All That Scraps. This is such fun news because there are prizes now! Wahooooo!!! You need to go check it out and then add your entry. We will be using random.org to choose winners each week. For my sample today, I used this cute lil C.C. Designs Sugarplums Emma Witch.
Supplies for Sayuri:
Stamps: Chubby Pencil Sayuri
Amy R. Stamps Friend Sentiments
Labels Eight (S5-019), Petite Ovals Large (S4-138), Petite Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-139), Renaissance Hearts Pendant ( S4-206), Renaissance Hearts Borderabilities (S4-215)
Copics: B0000, YR0000, E00, E42, E43, E44, RV32, YR21, YR24, YR12, YR14, YR16, Y21, E31, W00, W3, W5, W7, YG91, YG93, YG97, Copic Multiliner SP .2
Paper: BasicGrey Indian Summer splendor, White and Kraft PTI, orange cs
brown ink, sponge, white gel pen, brown satin ribbon, Bronze Splendor Sparkle and Sprinkle, brads, button, crochet thread, sewing machine
Autumn Sugarplums Halloween:
C.C. Designs Sugarplums Emma Witch, C.C. Designs Sugarplums Pumpkins
Petite Ovals Large (S4-138), Floral Accents (S4-199)
Copics: YR0000, E00, YR12, YR14, YR16, BV04, BV08, BG93, BG96, BG99, C1, C3, C5, C7, Y23, YR23, E35, E25, Y21,YR61, YR65, YR68, Atyou Spica lilac
BasicGrey Indian Summer autumn glaze, PTI white, orange cs, grey cs
sewing machine, white thread, edge distresser, Michael's ribbon, prima flower, swarovsky crystal, stardust stickles, paper piercer, ruler

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Swiss Pixies

Christine created new Swiss Pixies and they are stinking cute! This one is Nora. Isn't she cute? They will be $5.50 and there are three. You can see more samples on the ATS Blog. You also can have a chance to win all three of them. They will be available on Monday, Nov 2 at 10:00 pm EST.

C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie ~ Nora

Create a flake one (S4-222), Create a flake two (S4-223), Labels Four (S4-190)

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly: Play Day, red and coral cs, White PTI

Copics: YR0000, E00, G20, G21, G24, G28, G000, G0000,R11, R20, R21, E25, E29, E31, airbrush system

Flower soft Polar white, pearls, ribbon, Liquid Pearls white opal, Stardust stickles

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sweet November Stamps

We have a new designer over at All That Scraps. Her name is Amy Young and she is super talented. There are 4 designs available for 6 dollars each. These will be released on Monday night at 10:00 pm EST. You can see some other samples for yourself on the ATS Blog. If you leave a comment you can win them for yourself.
Sweet November Stamps: Fairy Sweet ~ Tangle Goblinshimmer
Amy R. Stamps ~ Wardrobe Sentiments
Spellbinders: Labels Eight (S5-019)
brown, PTI Kraft & white, burgandy, BasicGrey Indian Summer ~ Apple butter
Copics: YR0000, E00, YR14, YR16, B45, R59, R81, R83, R85, E42, YR23, E35, Y23, airbrush system
chocolate striped ribbon, primas, pearls, Stardust stickles, ruler, paper piercer, edge distresser, sewing machine, white thread, Victoria cuttlebug folder

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Winter Kit!

This adorable Winter kit is available now at All That Scraps. This is the only peek you will receive as to what is in the kit! Let's just say there is tons more and it is all super cute. It will take you from Christmas to fun winter activities. I had such a blast creating these cards. :) Which one is your favorite?
You will get 4 Emmas, 4 Trevors, 6 Accessory images, and a set of sentiments. Our Winter stamp kit is available for a limited time only. The kit will be available from October 15th-October 28th only. Order will start shipping quickly after purchase. These images will not be available again until our December release and at that time they will only be available as individual stamps. The stamps come attached to thin black foam like all our other stamps. If you want it as a full kit, go order yours now here <---------
Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!

Friday, October 2, 2009


I love fall and I love sunflowers! Nuff said! The minute this hit my doorstep, it was cut out and lovingly inked. Hee hee This is the newest Swiss Pixie Birgitta. Isn't she precious with her bloomers and this gorgeous flower? You can win her if you visit the ATS blog and enter. :) Come on you know you want her. If you don't win, she will only be $5.50 and you can get her on Monday. Have a great Friday and don't forget to enjoy the possibilities.

Stamps: Swiss Pixie Birgitta C.C. Designs
Congrats Sentiments Amy R Stamps

Spellbinders: Impressabilities Flowers I2-1004, Labels Four S4-190, Scalloped Edge Frame S5-011, Classic Scalloped Paisley S4-135

Copics: E00, YR0000, BG93, BG96, BG99, Y0000, YR20, YR21, YR23, E25, E27, E44, E47, E49, airbrush system

Paper: Choc chip, So saffron, PTI white, random metalic

Memento Tuxedo Black, corner rounder, white gel pen, stardust stickles, ribbon, Flower Soft Autumn, brown ink, sponge

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pond Life

ATS has a new illustrator. Her name is Heather and she has some rocking talent. You can check out her blog here <------. This set is called Pond Life and has the cutest images. There are 12 stamps and the cost is $16. You can see more samples with this set at the ATS Blog and enter to win it.
Pond Life
Spellbinders: Labels Threee S4-189, Labels Four S4-190, Classic Rectangles LG S4-132, Impressabilities Flourish I2-1009
Paper: PTI white and kraft, Basicgrey Porcelain Pad, Mellow Moss
Copics: E42, B0000, E31, E30, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, airbrush system
edge distresser, sewing machine, half pearls, Colorbox chalk creamy brown, white gel pen, Basicgrey buttons, crochet thread, paper piercer, ruler, organdy ribbon
Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

ATS Previews

I am all about the real meaning of Christmas and Diane created this gorgeous Christmas set for the new ATS release. It is called Reason for the Season. There are seven stamps in the set and it will sell for $13.00. It is one of many that will be released on Monday, Oct 5th at 10:00 pm EST. Follow the link here<---- to see more of this set and to enter to it. :) Have a great night and enjoy the possibilities!

Reason for the Season (Cookie Crumbs)

Spellbinders: Classic Ovals lg S4-110, Classic Scalloped Ovals lg S4-111, Double Ended Tags S3-149, Create a Flake 1 S4-222

Copics: airbrush system, G94, G99, Y21, YR21, E41, E00, R0000, R89, YR23, YR24, W1, W3

brown ink, Memento Tuxedo black, stardust stickles, paper piercer, ruler, twine, sewing machine, white thread, half pearls, Twinklets Diamond Dust glitter

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Metal Embesllishments

I promised a tutorial and here it is. Christine asked me to do something for the newsletter this week over at All That Scraps. I designed this card just for that. I love the way this one turned out. Enjoy the eye candy. :)

newsletter-lesarapp low resolution closeup copy

You will need copper flashing (from your home improvement store), Spellbinders dies, Impressabilities, Wizard die cut machine, Copic E49 and airbrush system, nail sanding block

stepshot 1 copy

Lay your die cut side face up on your magnetic mat, place flashing face down on top of die. Place white cutting mat on top of sandwich and run through your Wizard.

stepshot 2 copy

It will look like this when cut.


Lay your die with the flashing still in it on top of your Impressability. Make sure the cut side is up. Layer rubber mat and white cut mat on top of that and run through your Wizard.


Your metal piece will have the impression of your Impressability embedded in the metal.


Airbrush metal piece with your E49 copic marker and your airbrush system. It will look like this when finished airbrushing.


Sand with your nail sanding block.


This is what the finished piece should look like. Assemble your card. This is an easy way to get a super wow on your project.

newsletter-lesarapp low resolution full shot copy-1

Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!

P.S. You can click on any of these pics to view them larger.


Stamps: C.C. Designs Sweet Kiki LaRue

Spellbinders: Labels Four S4-190, Petite Ovals, Large S4-138,

Impressabilities Flowers I2-1004, Classic Scalloped Heart S4-137, Floral Accents S4-199

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird: Farmers Market, PTI white, brown cs

Copics: YR0000, E00, BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78, R0000, R89, E25, E27, E30, E31, airbrush system , E49

wide satin ribbon, sewing machine, brown thread, sanding block, brads, brown ink, sponge, Wizard die cut system, button, crochet thread

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday Challenge ~ Vellum

This Kiki LaRue is simply the cutest! Just when I think Christine will run out of adorable ideas, she wows me yet again. :) Today I challenged the team to use vellum on their project. I made my lace out of vellum. Tomorrow I will have a cool tutorial for you. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!
YR0000, E00, E25, E27, E42, R81, R83, R85, R89, B0000, BG72, BG75, W3
PTI White, Kraft, Basicgrey Lemonade "Salt Water Taffy", Vellum
ribbon, ric rac, Basicgrey button, white gel pen, pearls, paper piercer, ruler, sewing machine, white thread

Saturday, September 5, 2009

CC Designs Autumn Sugarplums BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the CC Designs Autumn Sugarplums Blog Hop!! The Autumn Sugarplums release is so large the whole team wanted to participate so we decided to do our very first blog hop! If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click here <-----click!

paper: PTI kraft, PTI white, random metallic cardstock, Core`dinations vintage collection

ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox chalk dark brown

Spellbinders: Harvest Borderabilities Petite S4-226, Petite Ovals, Large S4-138, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Large S4-139, Wizard Tags Trio S3-148, Impressabilities Flowers I2-1004, The Wizard Embossing and Die Cutting System W-001

Copics: YR000, E00, E25, E27, E29, Y21, W1, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, airbrush system

Techniques used, stenciling, paper piercing and letterpress, distressing

other: crochet thread, handmade crocheted flowers, swarovsky crystals, dew drops, corner rounder, edge distresser, paper piercer, ruler, sponge, brown ink

Don't forget to comment! ONE random comment from one of the blog hop posts will be chosen to win the ENTIRE Autumn Sugarplums stamp collection!! So make sure to leave a comment on each post to increase your chances of winning! Thanks for stopping by! Continue the hop by visiting "Janneke's Creations".

This contest is now closed! A random winner was chosen from one of the posts and is posted at the top of the original ATS blog hop post HERE <-----click! Thank you all so much for stopping by and commenting! We can't wait to do this again!

Preview day 5

Meet Pippi, isn't she just the cutest dressed up like a pumpkin? These swiss pixies are rocking. I wanted to point out my pumpkins, Kimberly Crawford came up with this fabulous idea to use the Octagon Nestabilities to make pumpkins. I tweaked mine a bit but I wanted to show you hers. They can be seen on her blog here <----. She does fabulous work and I love her fantastic imagination. I never would have thought of this one. :) Thanks for the idea Kimberly! If you head on over to the ATS blog you will be able to have a chance to win this adorable pixie and see more ideas with her.
Core`dinations vintage collection
PTI white, random green, random dp
Wizard Tags Trio S3-148
Large Octagons S4-185
Nested Maple Leaf S4-228
Impressabilities Paisley I2-1001
Contemporary Hearts Pendant S4-203
Copics: YR000, E00, YR61, YR65, YR68, G20, G21, B0000, YR21, Y21, E25, E27
sewing machine, white thread, crochet thread, Basicgrey button, twine, ribbon

Friday, September 4, 2009

Preview day 4

This set is called Halloween candy! There are more sentiments and a cute puppy dressed like a skeleton. This set is cute for cards, but could be used for adorable packaging as well. The team did a fabulous job with their previews! You can see them here <--- , You can also have a chance to win this cute set!
paper: PTI kraft, choc. chip, dp
Ribbon Tags Trio S3-150
Long Scalloped Rectangles, Large S4-143
Copics: C1, C3, C5, C7, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, YR61, YR65, YR68, R00,
ink: Memento tuxedo black, ch chip
orange peel stickles, pindot folder, Basicgrey brads, sewing machine, brown thread, ribbon, white gel pen

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Preview day 3

I love love love this set Christine created! This set is called Gift It! Halloween Style. It has the cutest images to create a cute quick gift. You can see other samples at the ATS blog or go to the ATS team's links on my sidebar. You can also have a chance to win this set if you visit the blog, so go over there and enter. :)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth love
Petite oval large S4-138
Colorbox Chalk creamy brown, burnt sienna, dark brown, versafine onyx black
1/4" scor-tape, clear ep, buttons, twine, chocolate atyou spica, paper piercer and ruler

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Preview day 2

Today's preview is Amy R Stamps Spooky Sentiments. I used Cookie Crumbs Ollie and Griselda for the images. I had to show you more! :) Amy's set will go with all your cute Halloween stamps. Like yesterday, if you head on over to the blog you can have a chance to win Amy's set. You can also preview even more of the images from her set.
KI Memories Haunted Candy Corn Plaid (leftover from last year)
PTI white
Fleur de Lis Pendant S4-20
Fleur de Lis Borderabilities S4-213
Nestabilities, Classic Circles # NEST-05
Ribbon Tags Trio S3-150
Double Ended Tags S3-149
Copics: BG93, BG96, BG99, E25, E27, YR21, YR61, YR65, YR68, W1
stickles, twine, crochet thread, buttons, sponge, ink

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Preview day 1

This is my favorite time of the month! I get to show you new release stamps. Grin. This is Diane's new set Ollie and Griselda. There are 14 stamps and they are all the cutest. I am thinking we all liked the shoes. Hee hee. There are more samples up on the ATS blog and also some more on my side bar on the team's blogs. If you visit the blog you can have a chance to win this supah cute set too! Enjoy the eye candy! This set along with all the others will be available Monday September 7th at 10 pm EST. There is tons to show you this next few days so check back.
Cookie Crumbs Ollie and Giselda
Labels Six S4-230
In Spades Pendant S4-208
Nestabilities, Classic Ovals NEST-01
Wizard Tags Trio S3-148
Copics: G20, G21, C1, C3, C5, C7, V0000, V17, Y21, YR21, YR12, YR16
Paper: Core'dinations vintage, grey, black, random dp
ribbon (Michaels), Primas, eyelet, Cuttlebug pindot folder, white gel pen, edge distresser

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday Challenge ~ Color

Yesterday I challenged the team to use Rose Red, Basic Black and Always Artichoke for the challenge. Wouldn't you know it, I got my paper out and had very little black and no rose red. I just used Riding Hood Red instead. Next time I will make sure I have it first! ;) Isn't this sweet new Shy Kiki La Rue adorable? Christine released her and two others and I am finally getting to play with mine. I think she looks like a school girl.
Shy Kiki La Rue; C.C. Designs, Polka Dot bg stamp
Friend Sentiments; Amy R Stamps
Impressabilities Paisley (I2-001)
Petite Ovals Large (S4-138)
Scalloped Petite Ovals Large (S4-139)
Tags Trio (S3-148)
Copics: E25, E27, E00, YR0000, E31, G94, G99, W1, R46, airbrush system
Paper: PTI white, SU Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
paper piercer, Tim Holtz ruler, Janome Sew Mini, tan thread, Cuttlebug pindot folder

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday challenge ~ Sketch

I finally got to use Amy's Sympathy Sentiments set. Isn't this just pretty? I thought using this paper would make it hard to pull off a sypathy card, but it pretty much just came together. The sketch Diane did for us was fabulous. I am going to have to use this one again. Have a great evening! :)

Amy R Stamps Sympathy Sentiments

Petite ovals large #4
Petite scalloped ovals large #4
Curved Rectangles #1
Floral Accent

PTI white, Cranberry crisp, pink pirouette (SU), Basicgrey Lemonade, pretty petals and strawberry patch

Copics: RV11, R89, E25, #27, RV0000, airbrush system

other: Tim Holtz ruler, paper piercer, Janome sew mini, tan thread, Basicgrey buttons, stickles, Heidi Swapp edge distresser, corner rounder

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday DT challenge ~ Doodle on your project

What was I thinking when I asked the team to doodle? I fiddled with this most of the day yesterday. I finally decided to doodle my butterflies. Now you can see why I stamp instead of draw! This new set is all about back to school. It is called School Days and it is just the cutest. I love this little bunny with his crayon. Of course I had to put polka dots on it as that is just me. Grin. I have new Spellbinders too! I used my new In Spades Borderabilites for the lace piece on the side. It is way cool and you can thread ribbon through it. :) Me likey! Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities.
C.C. Designs School Days
SU textured chocolate chip, chocolate chip and random sparkly paper
In Spades Borderabilities S4-217
Scalloped Edge Frame S5-011
Impressabilities Butterfly I2-1002
Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Chocolate Chip Craft
E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, V0000, B01, B93, B95, B97, airbrush system
Janome sew mini, white thread, paper piercer, Tim Holtz ruler, swarovsky crystals, Basicgrey buttons, SU ribbon, dream charm, Inkssentials opaque white pen

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