Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunshine Saturday

It's time for another new image from Sunshine Stamps (click on the badge to the right to purchase digi stamps). This is Lester Lobster and he's not too happy about being another year older. I had to remind him that it's just a number......:)

There are two other new images available this week - Hayseed Hank and Stinky Steve - they are too cute!

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand, dp

Ink - black

Accessories - copics, baubbles


Today is the day for the very first Ildi Co. blog hop and release of their newest digi-stamp collection!
You should have come here from Jacquie’s blog. If you didn't, please start at Jenny’s blog, because you'll be picking up letters that spell out a phrase which will get you 10% off your whole order! I'll tell you my letter at the end. ;-) Here's my card.

Isn’t he just adorable! Makes me think of my old Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls I had when I was little. He looks just a little sad, so I thought that making a Miss You card was perfect. This card will go, along with many others, to our soldiers overseas so that they can send it back to a family member or friend.
So I bet you are looking for my letter, right? Well my letter for you is O and now you can hop over to Stuffie’s Stamps to see what eye candy she has for you.Remember to stop by the Ildi Co. site when you’re all done and check out the new line! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

It's Thursday and time for a new image from Ildi Co. This is Cuddles Fleur. I used the sketch challenge from SCS to make this adorable card. For the colors, I dug thru my box of scrap dp and used the Almost Amethyst and Mellow Moss from the striped paper and went to town.

Don't forget about the Blog Hop for Ildi Co. this Saturday, August 29th. Start here and follow the blogs to get a secret phrase which will entitle you to a 10% discount on your order (Aug. 29th only)!!

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, Mellow Moss, dp

Ink - black

Accessories - prima flowers, copics, Kaiser pearls

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunshine Saturday

It's time for a new image from Sunshine Stamps! Today I'm showcasing Stanley School Bus - just in time for all the kiddos to go back to school! For your own Sunshine Stamp images - click on the badge to the right.

I made this for a teacher friend to give to her on the first day of work. For those of you who don't know me, I work in an elementary school as a 5th grade Learning Support Aide. I truly love it and (sick I know) am looking forward to going back! The inside of the card says "They're BAAAAACK!" LOL


Cardstock - GP white, Crushed Curry

Ink - black

Accessories - Large Curved Rectangle Nesties, Copics, red wire, brads, CB folder Harlequin

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Ildi Co. image sneek peek

Here's a small snippet of one of the adorable new image line from Ildi Co. You're gonna love them!!! Keep checking the Etsy site (badge on the right) for release dates.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

Here's another adorable image from Idil Co. called Cuddles Butterfly. Click on the badge to the right to get your own Cuddles images. I will be posting several new images over the next 2 weeks along with some sneek peeks at a totally new line - so keep checking back!


Cardstock - So Saffron, Brocade Blue, GP white, dsp

Ink - Brocade Blue

Accessories - Labels 4, ribbon, Kaiser Denim pearls, MS butterfly punch, copics

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Labor Day Cards for the Troops Challenge

It's almost time for the WRAK Cards for Troops challenge! I'm hosting again and my challenge will be Christmas With a Twist! It's gonna be a fun weekend of challenges all designed to get cards to our troops overseas so that they can send them back to their family and friends - what a worthy cause!!! Come join us on September 4th on Splitcoaststampers!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New images from Sunshine Stampers!

This sassy little fish is one of 3 new images called "Ocean Dwellers" from Sunshine Stamps. I've had the honor to be asked to participate on their design team :) When I saw the expression on her face, I knew the perfect sentiment stamp. For the embossed portions, I inked up my CB folder then ran the paper thru. This gives the paper color without too much color.


Stamp - Ocean Dweller from Sunshine Stamps, sentiment - Fictionally Inspired by Artful Inkables
Cardstock: GP white, Bliss Blue
Accessories: Tiny Bubbles CB folder, Labels 2, Medium oval punch, baubbles, copics
Ink: Momento Blue Sky, black
To purchase any of the images from Sunshine Stamps, click on the banner to the right.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

Here's another adorable Cuddles image. I used the technique spotlight from StampTV this week - inking Cuttlebug folders. I also used a blade to cut out the top of the kite and slid my Labels 2 nestie around it so that it cut and embossed with the kite still attached. I think it gives the card more dimension.

For a limited time at Ildi Co. you can purchase all 20 images for only $20!! That's a savings of $6.50! Please make sure you contact Ildiko directly at or in the Etsy store (click the badge to the right) there is a "contact Ildico3" button you can select.

Image - Cuddles Kite
Cardstock - GP white, Ruby Red, Summer SunInk - Ruby Red, Garden Green
Accessories - Labels 2, copics, ribbon, CB Harlequin folder, medium oval punch, exacto knife

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I got my new Gina K order in yesterday and had fun playing! I used this week's color challenge of Red, Chocolate and Vanilla and here's what I came up with. This card is on it's way to a co-worker who's in the hospital.


Stamps - Tropical Windows

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red dp

Accessories: Top Note Die, Slit Punch, Ribbon, Deckled Nesties


I needed to make some baby congratulations cards and I used the sketch challenge from StampTV. I just love this little bunny called "Blankey" from Happy Hoppers.

Recipe: Cardstock - white, Bliss Blue, dp

Stamps: Blankey, Tag Lines

Accessories: Medium Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Nesties, Ribbon

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Design team submission

A Chat Box Chick friend and her SIL are starting their own digi stamp company and are looking for people to help out. This little guy, Cuddles, is the first release in what I hope are many more to come. He is just too darn cute! You can find more Cuddles here -

Recipe: Cardstock - Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, GP white
Ink - black, copics
DP - Basic Grey's Porcelain
Ant brads - from my friend, Christina

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I made this card a few days ago when I had a friend and her DD over to "play" with my stash. I used the Swiss Dots folder on only 1/2 of the card and layered over it with Baja Breeze DP. The stamp is from High Hopes. The sentiment is from Gina K's Tag Lines set - LOVE that set, so many versatile phrases.