Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friend SSS GDT post 3

First off I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all of you who voted/supported me with my haunted house.. well I WON!!! WOOHOO!!! I am so excited!! I couldn't have done it without you.. so THANK YOU! I have the best blog friends ever!

Hey everyone!! :) well I have another cute Sweet Stamp Shop creation for you today.. This time I am using the set called Sweet Tooth.. You are probably looking at the card thinking..umm.. what?? lol :) well on this adorable set you have these amazing circles, and gumballs.. well I really wanted to showcase that and let you see how versatile this set really is.. So I made a little pleated half circle and placed some colored "gumballs" on top to bring in the colors I used on the side of the card.. I really am pleased with how this turned out! :)
Stop by the blog too :) there are lots of amazing and inspiring creations there.. :) hugs
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Mixed Media 5x5 canvas :) let it snow!

Hey everyone! So first I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have voted for me.. (if you don't know what I am talking about and would like to vote, click here).. You can vote each day.. so if you haven't voted today.. head on over and do it! :)
For this project I used the stamp set Happy H'owl'oween from The Craft's Meow.. now I know this is not a halloween creation.. it's a cute little canvas.. a Christmas one that will be standing in the front by my door.. :) but I used these adorable Halloween Stamps (the owl) and made some little hats, to turn them into a Christmas Owl Couple.. :)
I really love how this turned out.. there is lots of textures, and fun elements I wish you all could feel/see it in person the clouds are made with stencil puffy stuff (don't remember what it's called, but it's 3d and has a texture to it.. I used rubons, a pen, some cute paper, paint, little gems, a flag w/flower, and of course some fun ribbon from pebbles in my pocket.. It goes around the whole canvas to bring it all together.. :) Thanks so much for looking! Hope you are having a wonderful week..hugs
Wee Memories- "Holiday Madness" (Christmas)

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


Hey everyone! I have some exciting news.. WELL :) I made the top 10 of the Market Street Block Party Finalist.. I am hoping you all will go and vote for my project below.. and maybe help me win.. :) This is the project I made using their adorable stamps.. Please click on the star ABOVE my haunted house.. :) !!! I hope you will head over there and see the cute creations.. HUGS Thanks in advance
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Winner of my Unity Week Candy!!! is...........

My Photo
#24 :) congrats.. please email me!!! hugs
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Life SSS second post GDT

Hey everyone! I have a cute little creation to share with you today.. It's my second post as the Sweet Stamp Shop GDT :) and I am super excited!.. I just adore the fun whimsical images Nicole has drawn up.. and this one is one of my favorites.. it's called The Core of it :) isn't that such a cute name.. I fell in love with this apple that is just the "core" hehe left..for my creation..
I really wanted to show you how adorable this single stamp is.. and how you can take one stamp and create a whole card.. :) so that's what I did.. I used Cosmo Cricket Clementine pp to paper piece one of the apples to make it stand out. I also wanted to bring in a little more color.. so I used some twine, and the distress ink shabby shutters to stamp my sentiment in.. I really like the colors and how this turned out :) Thanks for stopping by.. and stop by SSS blog too :) hugs
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Haunted House

Hey everyone! Well Liberty took her nap today.. and I really needed.. wait I NEEDED some crafty time.. so I took it! :) If you know me.. crafty time is my destressor.. soo :) my house didn't really get cleaned.. but I got a craft project done does that count? lol :) I haven't done much with Halloween this year, so I really wanted to make something fun for my house! :) sooo.. I created a cute haunted house..
before putting this together, I stamped some spiderwebs (using Market Street Stamps for this whole thing..)on the house in white and heat embossed them. then I wanted to add some fun little things.. Like a cute ghost, a couple flying bats, some little spiders.. and I just had randomly won this set from Market Street Stamps.. and really wanted to ink them up.. :) so I used this collection called Sweet Spooks... LOVE it!!
There are so many little details on this project..
The spiders on the webs have some black stickles placed on top of them..
I really wanted this house to have texture.. so I bent the fence, and also added some black distress ink all over the whole project so that it gave it nice shadows and made things stand out a bit more..
I placed the bats and ghost on wire to make them seem like they are flying :) also I used some green vellum behind the windows to give it a glow.. :)
I am for sure entering this into the Market Street Stamps block party..(since I totally used only their amazing stamps :) Thanks for looking :) hugs
Wee Memories-Halloween
Simon Says-Halloween
City Crafter Challenge-color inspiration

SVG file template here
I used the new Echo Park (halloween) papers for this :)
Lindy's stamp gang -Midnight rendezvous raven (hard to see in photos but it shines)
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It's been a crazy week....

So yesterday I needed to blow off some of my stress.. so I made a super quick and simple card.. I wanted to play along with the Spark Challenge at Paper Smooches.. the inspiration is so much fun! So I made a cute little onsie card I really love how it turned out..
For this card I used the Vegtastic little peas, and the top of the carrot for the green around them, I also used the sentiments and hearts from that set too.. :) Love this set.. so many possiblities.. :) The onsie template is from paper smooches also.. I used memento ink, distress ink old paper & fired brick , copic pen, pp is MME life of the party, Cosmo Cricket Clementine.
last night.. it was almost time for Liberty to go to bed, she was playing the rockband drums.. and was so excited, she tripped and hit her eye on the coffee table.. end results.. trip to the ER and 4 little stitches.. :( what a bummer.. needless to say this week has been crazy!
Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for my dad.. he is doing better, he had to have a stent put into the front main artery that was block 99%.. he has a few others that are borderline, but they would like to try to clear some of them up with medications.. he has to take it easy.. and work his way back up to his "normal"... :)
I hope you all are having a less eventful week than I am.. :) hugs
I used the colors, stamp set, and "bunch theme"

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Monday, October 10, 2011

I am the Guest DT member for SSS Oct.

Hey everyone! Sorry that I didn't get this up sooner, my Dad had a heart attack yesterday and I have been at the hospital ever since..

I did want to let you all know how excited I am to be the Guest DT member for the Sweet Stamp Shop. If you haven't heard of them.. they are so fun, and such a whimsical stamp company. You should totally check them out. I have created a card using their Sweet Tooth set that is just adorable..
I used some pop dot's, stickles, copic markers, and that's really it plus an amazing stamp set..Thank you so much for having me this month as part of the team.. :) I hope you will stop by their blog and see the adorable creations their DT makes.. :)

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile Blog hop

I donated.. have you?
I am so glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from Andrea Murdock’s blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes!

If you haven't heard about Operation Julie's Smile then let me tell you a little about it.

The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. Butthen it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!

Because she is an event organizer by trade, she has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done.

It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.

If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click. Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500.

There are 3 ways to win

1. from Blog Comments left

2. from PayPal Donation list

3. for Blog Hop Hosts

This is a HUGE blog hop so there may be broken links here nd there.. if that happens feel free to go to the Sweet Stamp Shop for the master list at anytime.

I wanted to make a creation today that I thought would make Julie and the rest of you smile.. :) So I created this card.. I used tissue paper, and some home made glimmer mist to put this card together.. the circle stamp is from Unity and the little sentiment is from Market Street Stamps..
I really love how this turned out.. The textures are amazing..Here is a close up of the textures.

I was totally inspired by Julies Challenge blog The Play Date Cafe the colors this week are amazing
Other Challenges
FWF- Unity

I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Lindsey Wood’s blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so that you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend. I hope you will join in with me and donate.. :) I did..;) Every little bit helps..

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Welcome Baby! PS Spark Challenge

Hey everyone!!! Well first I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the well wishes to Stefan & Stretch.. they are doing much better.. just sore, and a little bruised.. They will need some massage/adjusting but they are doing good..

I haven't had much "creative time" lately.. but really wanted to play along with the Paper Smooches Spark Challenge.. So this is the inspiration photo:

and this is my creation..
I used 2 paper smooches stamp sets.. the A Little Lovin for the sentiment & the Friendly Flowers set.. Yes.. I really did use both of them.. Oh.. I also used the Paper Smooches onsie template.. so cute!
for the base I clear embossed my own flower pattern using the Friendly Flowers set.. it looks so neat IRL.. :) I used some Rasselberry glimmer spray and tissue paper to make the "ruffle".. it turned out so cool.. and the texture ROCKS!! I added some twine, a little safety pin, and some white faux stitching.. I know I am cutting it close.. but with everything going on.. I still wanted to play along..
Thanks so much for looking!! HUGS

favorite technique (right now is inking/spraying anything)

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Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hey everyone! I wanted to wish you all a happy World Cardmaking day! I also wanted to let you all know.. that I will be back posting soon.. but no cards from me today.. Stefan and Stretch were in a car accident (they were rear ended and they both have pretty bad whiplash, and are bruised.. but everyone is doing well right now.. so I am going to be spending time being a mom and wife.. Just wanted to stop by and say hi.. and let you all know.. I really did want to have a creative day today, but feel that my family needs me right now :) I will catch up on everyone's blogs later in the week.. HUGS :)

Don't forget to check out my UNITY blog candy HERE
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