Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Sale and Open Calls

First, Queen Kat Designs is having a sale on stamps- 40% off!! Take a look and pick up some of the wonderful stamps available.

Scrapbook News and Review is having open calls for the June and July issues, you can find the details here.

Have a super fantastic weekend!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Know the Plans

I was so happy to have participated in this week's sketch challenge at SCS, SC230. A super fun one with lots of layers.
I used a quote from the Believe set, which I don't see on the site. Maybe it's sold out, I'll get with Katie to find out.

Thank heavens it's Friday! I must say that although I have a ton of work to do at home, it'll be nice to get it done. My good friend will be here on Friday night, so I have to prepare my wreck of a home. But, the good news is that I have only two days of work next week, then a few vacation days.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bubbling Over

This image and sentiment were stamped out for me from Lynn. I love the Changito stamps, they are too much fun.
I went a little nutso with the Dazzling Diamonds, but bubbles can be sparkly! I am also loving the airbrush compressor, so easy to use with Copics.

Getting ready for the weekend, it should be pretty uneventful, but I hope to get loads done. I'm also getting some images colored, so when the time comes, I can start creating.

SNR is having open calls for the June and July issues, please be sure to take a look.

Oh, and be sure to check the Queen Kat Designs blog, it's my day to post and you don't want to miss it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stitched Together

If you have arrived at my blog on your own, please be sure to go to the Queen Kat Designs blog to view all the goodness of today's blog hop. If you have arrived from the Queen Kat Designs blog, you are on the right track.

Today's Royal Kat Wednesday challenge is to use stitching on your card, real or faux. I opted for faux stitching.

I used one of the lovely trees from the Funky Trees set for my card today. Still having lots of fun with the airbrush machine. The Kaiser Craft rhinestones are the finishing touch.

Your next stop is Juliet, happy hopping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hi There, Ketto

This little Ketto image is one that Michelle stamped out for me. Cute, cute, cute!

I used lovely papers from Stampin' Up! called, Pink Flamingo. They are so vibrant and beautiful and I have had lots of fun using them. The sketch is Mojo44, a great one with lots of layers.

I completed my first article for Scrapbook News and Review, sent the pictures on Sunday. My hope is that people find it useful and informative, and keep coming back for more because I have tons of material to cover. LOL It'll be in the June issue, I hope you take a look.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Any Winged Thing

Happy Memorial Day!

Today, Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring a challenge for the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's campaign. Duke's Mother passed away a few years ago, she suffered from Alzheimer's for the 9 years that I knew her. In fact, I never knew her before it. It is hard to watch someone you love suffer from this disease. I think it's almost worst than most out there because it robs you of the very thing you live for, memories.

The challenge is to use "Any Winged Thing" on your card; it can be a fairy, butterfly, bird, etc. I used Sprout, one of my favorite fairies. She is just exquisite and so fun to color. I added some Angel Wings Shimmerz to her wings, can't leave them bare.

I sure hope you can play along, remember there is a $25 gift certificate to Paper Makeup Stamps up for grabs. Please use the tag PMSSOA in the gallery so we can easily see all the cards in one place! What are you waiting for? Get busy!!

Members of the Stampin Out Alzheimers event will also get a coupon code to the PMS website for 10% off their order. You'll just have to look for our blinkie in the sidebar to get the code.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Watermelon Bee

This is one of the images I received from Lynn; a cute little Stampendous Bee.

You can see I had to try out the airbrush compressor with my copic markers, such a fun effect. I definitely need practice and will be doing that this weekend with any luck. Fun! It's a little noisier than I had hoped.

Cody had to try it out too, thank goodness it's simple enough to do. He had a blast; even made a scene with flowers and leaves. His teacher will be the recipient of that little gem.

I hope to enjoy the long weekend ahead. It'll be great to stay in my jammies for sure. But, there is some cleaning to be done as well since I will be having guests in a little over a week. Gotta get the dust bunnies OUT. So, time to clean the cabinets, windows, and baseboards.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tower of Cuppies

So the image is one I received from Allison, cute cuppies.
I went with a very simple, unfussy layout and then just used my nesties to cut out the image and the scalloped mat.

I managed to get quite a bit done creatively yesterday and hope for more of the same over the weekend.

My HS BFF is arriving the first week of June, so I am taking some extra days off from work to spend some time with her and her family. They will be staying in Gatlinburg until Friday, at which time she will be staying a couple days with me. Yippers! I am extremely happy to be seeing her, it's been about 20 years.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Fairy Nice Day

I got to participate in the SCS Sketch Challenge this week, SC229. Woot!

Ashlie was perfect for the main image panel for this week's sketch, so I went with it. I used some fun colors that matched this super pretty paper from American Crafts. I just love the polka dots. Once she was colored, I added stickles to her wings. Stickles are just perfect for all the fairies that Paper Makeup Stamps carries.

Hope you are having a great Wednesday. I am awaiting delivery of my airbrush compressor and hope to get some practice time in before the boy gets home.

A Few RAKs

Allison sent this stamp set from Making Memories, two Studio G sets, 2 rolls of American Crafts ribbon, and a great card. SCORE! All of this for playing along in her No Housework Day challenge.

The ribbon and card are in an undisclosed location....the boy took off with them before I snapped the photo and I was too lazy to look for it.

The fabulously talented and sweet Lynn, sent me some Changitos, Stampendous Bees, and Riley images. And a gorgeous card, which again, has been kidnapped and being held for ransom.

The images at the top are from Michelle, a great stamper and friend. She sent Kettos, Gorjuss Girls, Magnolias, and all sorts of other images. I can't wait to get coloring!

Thanks to all of you for thinking about me, I am lucky to have such great blogging friends.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sweet Piece of Cake

Doesn't that slice of cake look scrumptious?! It's from the Mini Sweets set at Queen Kat Designs.

This is a sketch from AmyR's guest designer, Tammy Fielder AMYRTFS1. A fun sketch with lots of layers. My circle is not quite as large, but I really wanted to use this image.

The designer papers are from American Crafts and just have a confection feel to them. Wondermous for these types of images.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A PMS Color Challenge

The fabulous Lisa chose the colors of watermelon pink and apple green, accented with either black or white for the challenge this week.

I decided to use the ever cute Arianna for my card today, she's just precious.
Be sure to go to the PMS blog to see all the Design Team creations.

I hope you can play along with us this week! Remember, you don't have to use PMS stamps. When you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to use the keyword PMSMC12 so they are all in one place.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Graduation Rocks

My friend Barb knows several young women graduating from high school and college soon and asked for some Rockabella cards with the You Rock sentiment.

This is one of three that I made, using different papers and colors, but sticking with the same layout-from the Bella Sketch Challenges.

We are going to see the new Temptations Revue show here in Pigeon Forge tonight. They are having their Grand Opening and since the company I work for does their advertising, we get complimentary tickets. Duke and I are big fans and are excited to see the show; it's not often we get out of the house for things like this. Of course, the boy is going with us, so I hope he enjoys it too.

Cody may have to have surgery to remove his adenoids (sp?) and tonsils; he's snoring like a wild animal and has been keeping us all awake for about a month. Plus, he sometimes stops breathing, not a good sign. We see a specialist next week and will know more about this then.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mini Sweet

This is my take on the Beary Box sketch for this week.

I used Mini Sweets again, paired with this paper from American Crafts. Such a fun sketch to play with this week, I like it.

I hope you find the time to sample the sketch. If you do, be sure to link to the Beary Box blog so that we can all see your work. You just might win this week's prize.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers Hop

It's Wednesday and that means another blog hop for Queen Kat Designs. Our challenge this week is flowers, flowers, flowers.

If you came directly to my blog, you are missing the hop fun! If you came here from the Queen Kat Designs blog, you are on the right track.

We all have flowers, right?! So get them out and use them on your card or project.

I used Shroomies, again, I love this stamp! The flowers are some that I found at Target of all places, I just added some bling to the centers.

The next stop on the hop is Beverly.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How's It Waggin'?

I finally used one of Dustin Pike's dinosaurs available for purchase at Paper Makeup Stamps.

The sentiment is from H&M Stamps, A Little Behind. The dinosaur reminded me of the one in Night At The Museum, hence how I thought the sentiment was so clever.

Cody helped with sponging the edges....notice that the sponging is everywhere. Ah well, I love it when he helps, but then he gets his own artistic vision and phooey with mine. It still came out great!

I'd also like to wish Nancy a very Happy Birthday, she is a huge supporter of PMS. Have a great day girl!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kayleigh's Fairy

ETA: I just found out that $38,000.00 was raised at Dakota's benefit. I am just astounded at the generosity and love our Dakota has been shown during this most difficult time.

This is my entry for one of the challenges Christi issued at the PMS May Release Party on Thursday. This one is a sketch challenge, I love those! AND, for Lisa's challenge to Bling It On.

I used A Fairy For Kayleigh for my main image. She is full of sparkle, I used both Shimmerz and Stickles.
Hop on over to the PMS Forum to see all the challenges; if you don't have PMS worries, we just want to see what you've got.

When you upload to any public gallery like SCS or PCP, please use the keyword PMSRP04 (sketch) and PMSMC11 (Monday challenge).

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Your Blog Makes Me Smile

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

I received this award from my girls Anessa and Lynn, thanks ladies-right back at ya!

Details for the award:
Cut & paste the award logo and put it on your own blog
Pass it along to at least 5 other bloggers and leave them a comment with a link to this post
Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

I am passing this onto:

Jenn D
Cindy Haffner
Lisa Foster
Lisa Kind