Bright, Bright, Bright!

There is a new challenge blog called Stampin’ Celebration. I have been excited for it to begin, and this week, they posted their first challenge! It includes some very bright colors! I love them! I also used this week’s sketch at OCC Sketch Blog. I used this fantastic new paper called Presto Patterns. I rubbed …

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Enjoy the Journey!

How cute is this picture that Paper Pal Arts has this week for inspiration! I didn’t even know where to start because I had so many ideas! I chose to go with the stacked pitchers. I also used the sketch from Card Patterns (#63.) I grabbed my new set called Pedaling Past and stacked these …

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cQc #31- Playing with a Friend!

Look at these colors! I love them! This week at the Color Q is a double challenge! First, create a card including these colors. Second, invite a friend to play along too! Scroll to the bottom to see who I invited to play with me! I used a couple of brand new things from the …

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Monkeying Around…

We had a birthday last weekend and I bought this adorable Paul Frank Monkey Paper! And of course, it needed a monkey tag! I couldn’t get that mouth quite the same, but still cute none the less… I used my Circle Scissors Plus, various circle punches and the medium oval punch. The bottom oval was …

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Color Throwdown #91- Stamping with Bleach!

I tried stamping with bleach tonight. Here is a tutorial a friend posted on our scrap message board. I thought I would give it a try. Uhg! Why does bleach have to smell SO bad??? Anyway, it is fun to stamp with! I used the colors form this week’s Color Throwdown! Stamps: All A Flutter, …

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Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 28}

Love, love, LOVE this color combo. It has my KRAFT, so of course I love it… I made two cards. This is the second one. I like it alot better… This stamp set is so versitile. I love it everytime I use it! Stamps: Simply Said, Favorite Thoughts Ink and Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, …

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Mother’s Day… (CTD90 and TESC111)

I combined two challenges today to make a Mother’s Day Card. I really am not a big purple fan, but I do like this combo alot. The Rich Razleberry looks realy nice with the Lovely Lilac (I didn’t have any Pale Plum!) I wonder who this card is for….hmmmm…. Stamps: Garden Whimsey, Well Scripted Ink …

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PPA #40- Monochromatic Bule

I love monchromatic cards! this week at Paper Pal Arts, the challenge is to make a monochromatic card using blue. I chose Taken With Teal! Stamps: Starring You Paper and ink: Taken with Teal, Whisper White. Island Oasis DSP Other: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, Whisper White Grossgrain Ribbon, Medium Oval Punch, Word Window …

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Trendy Clothespins

There are two very popular trends I am seeing on the blogs these days. One is stacked shapes and the other are stacked scallop flowers. Both are super cute and feature stacked shapes that have been punched from cardstock. So I decided to be “trendy” and make a couple of clothes pins with these cute …

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The New Stampin Up Summer Mini is here!

The new mini catalog is out and it’s a really good one! And everything is on sale starting today! To see the catalog, click here. To shop the catalog, click here! Also, in celebration of National Scrapbook Month, Stampin Up has a fantastic special only available in May: National Scrapbooking Month PromotionTake your scrapbooking to …

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cQc #30

I’ve jumped on the stacked scallop flower band wagon. They really are pretty. The circle background was inspired by a card Mary Fish did a while back. Stamps: In a Word (Available May 1) Ink and paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgandy, Cameo Coral, Sweet Pea DSP Other: Certainly Celery ibbon (Ret.), Medium Oval Punch, Eyelet …

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Cork, Wood and Mesh! {SSS #66}

So, I am a little bored with my supplies. Yea, I know, I have alot of stuff so my hubby says. But some times, I just want something new… So, for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, I decided to use some not so traditional materials! AND, I got a few samples of new colors coming …

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Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 27}

Curtain Call Color Challenge is quickly becomming my favorite challenge. The colors are always something I love! Pink and green this week… ahh.. memories of my first appartment… LOL! I had this idea for a kind of peek a boo card. The polka dot paper and monkeys are actualy on the inside of the card! …

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I’m a Queen!!!!!!!!!!

I’m having a really great week! I just found out I was chosen as this week’s “Color Queen” at Colour Q. Remember this card? Yea, the one I didn’t really like? Well the sweet ladies over there liked it enough to crown me this honor! Thanks so much ladies! I am honored! And, on top …

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Come Crop With Me!!!

Did you know May is National Scrapbook Month? Yes, it is! And I have a wonderful crop planned for Saturday, May 22 at my house to celebrate! Join me for an afternoon of Scrapbooking and Card Making. I have 5 12 x 12 scrapbook pages and 4 cards planned featuring Stampin Up’s new Design Studio …

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Take 2…

I loved the sketch over at Artistic Avenger so much, I did it twice! Here is my second attempt! Stamps: Circle Circus, Favorite Thoughs (Available May 1)Ink and Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper WhiteOther: Dusty Durango Polkadot Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Spiral Edge Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Pinking Hearts Border, Eyelet Border Punch, …

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Rock On!

One of my favorite blogs, Artistic Avenger, is having a little contest. And you know me, can’t let a contest go by with out trying! But, this is a good one. It is for a free pass to a fun blog that has lots of ideas for using the Big Shot! I would LOVE to …

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So Happy!

That’s how I felt today! The weather was glorious! here in South texas, we don’t get many of those days! I had the window open all day, we walked to the playground and pond and ate out on the patio at a Mexican Resteraunt, where we had a gift card! Does it get any better …

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Keep It Simple Sweetie- PPA #39

TGIF!!! Today was a holiday here in San Antonio. Its “Battle of Flowers Day.” It’s part of our cit’s big party called FIESTA! This week’s challenge at Paper Pal Arts is KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie!) Yea right! My middle name is complicated! LOL! This stinking card took me forever! I think trying to keep …

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cQc #29 and My Little Artist…

Hi everybody! Tonight I chose a challenge from Colour Q. I have never done one of their challenges successfully. I have a hard time incorperating so many colors together with out it looking crazy! But, I think I came up with something decent this week! I changed the clors slightly becaus of supplies, but its …

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Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 26

I am loving this CCC CHallenge. Always such great colors! But, this week, Whoa! Gray??? Yikes! Crushed Curry?? Uhg! That was my initial reaction! But, once I laid the colors out, I thought WOW! What a striking combo! She knows more than me over at Stacey’s Stamping Stage! 😉 I used a sketch again by …

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A Sketchy Blog Hop!

This month’s Blog Hop is a Sketch Challenge. This sketch is by my favorite sketch artist Shanna at Shanna’s Scrapy Sketches. She is also a fellow SU Demonstrator {Shout Out!} 🙂 I chose some new paper I got at the LSS. Can’t remember who its by… But, it was bright and cheery and exactly what …

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Sweet Sunday Sketch #65

A new sketch over at The Sweetest Thing! It took me a while to figure out what I was going to do. I am feeling bored with my current selection of stamps… Guess I need to order MORE! LOL! I know this sounds crazy, but I actually dreamed this color scheme up Saturday night! Kraft, …

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Diva Coffee Break Design Color Challenge #172 (plus another SB page!)

I’ve really been stalking the challenge blogs lately. I must be competitive by nature because these challenge blogs really getting me motivated and push me to do things out of the norm! I discovered a new one (to me) called Diva Coffee Break Designs Color Challenge. Here is this week’s challenge: And here is my …

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