Monday, February 28, 2011

I Heart My Family

Family Time this weekend was fun....our deck now has the stairs...just waiting on railings and we will be done by this coming weekend as we are having family in for Ryley's 2nd Birthday (sniff, sniff) - SO pictures to come!!

BUT here are some pics in the mean time...

Bath Time

My "Unholy Quacamole"
We also had Spicey Honey Chicken Wings, but the guys ate them all before pictures could be taken.

and then:
Asheboro, NC Zoo Trip
80 Degrees on Febraury 27th, 2011!!


Don't Forget!!
Challenges at Stamping Dragon - Stamp-N-Doodle, and Party Time Tuesdays!!!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Don't Forget Party Time Tuesdays!

Don't forget to head on over to Party Time Tuesdays

The theme is Anything Goes!!!


Our sponsor this week is Glitterbabe. Stef will be giving our winner their choice of
 ANY 2 digital stamps from her store.
 She has some really cute images!

Here is what I used with the Heart Envie Image!

Head on over to join in on the fun!!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Deedee's Digi's Design Team Memeber - ME!!!!!

Hello Everyone!
I am now an official member of the Deedee's Digi's Design Team over on CDAC!

Here are my first two creations with her wonderful work!
I used all scraps (still doing well on my new year resolution to use them up!), Stampin' Up Punches, BIC Markers to color these fantastic Deedee Digi Images!

Digi is Uneggspected - comes with another sentiment when purchased!!
You cannot beat how cute these images are!!!

Digi is Lucky Teddy and it comes with 4 total sentiments.
These are too cute - I can't say that enough!

Please check her out - these are too cute to miss!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Michelle Perkett Studio

One of my top 5 favorite companies is having a design team call and I have an entry!
Michelle Perkett Studios

I am keeping my style clean and simple as I think that the image speaks for itself.

It is titled Dragon Fly.

I present to you Dragon Fly interpreted by Molly
(yes I am being dramatic!)

All Cardstock used was Stampin' Up!
 (Night of Navy and a cream colored one I am not sure of the name - sorry!)
The Ribbon is matching Stampin' Up!.
Making Memories is the brad I used for the head.
Swirly Design was traced from the original image (paper pieced wings) and a white gel pen.

I hope you all love and I hope Michelle does too!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stamping Dragon Daydream

Okay - picture the move "Wayne's World" with Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.....Garth sees this blonde girl come into the donut shop and the song "Dream Weaver" comes on and she is in slow motion with wind blowing her the image....right?

Call me silly, but when I saw this image of Penny Dragon in Heart - That is what I thought of!! Except of course it would be Rupert Dragon thinking of Penny Dragon!  Yes I am silly.  Why don't you try and recreate some fun memories with a new image from Stamping Dragon Designs?? 

Don't forget to visit the Challenge Blog and get in on the latest fun!

Okay now for my fun Penny Dragon made with all scraps, and colored with BIC Markers:

Martha Stewart Ribbon, Stampin' Up Border Punch, and some Smooch Pearlized Top Coat on the heart boarder.

So Fun! Now go check out the rest of the Design Team's Offerings through the sidebar links!

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Sketch Challenge at Stamp-N-Doodle!

Hey ladies! Love a sketch challenge?  Then STAMP-N-DOODLE is the place for you to go today!

If you can work with this sketch:

You should give it a try!
I worked with the image "Valentine Kiss" and isn't it just cute?
It reminded me of watching "Princess & The Frog" the other day with my girls!!

Again the image is Stamp-N-Doodle which you can find in the boutique HERE 
White Cardstock is Georgia Pacific and the rest is ALL from my scrap bin - go me!
The image is colored with my BIC Markers
The crowns on the princess and the frog are highlighted with some Smooch Pearlized Top Coat - even though you can't tell!

Please go visit the challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the design team has to offer - you don't want to miss it as these girls are good!!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Creative Clear Stamps Wednesday

I get to post for CREATIVE CLEAR STAMPS on Wednesdays - aren't I the lucky one??
So last week we visited the stamp set MAKE A WISH with a simple brown and white masculine card.
This week we are going to take the same stamped image, color it and make it fit for a little boy!!
I used the fun character image and colored it in with my BIC Markers, raided my scrap bin for all the papers and used some Stampin' Up! Ribbon to embellish.
To add some flare I took one of the many sentiments in the set and decorated the inside of the card!!

Please don't forget to visit what has been posted and what is yet to be posted this week!!\

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Bread!

Check out my bread ladies!




How ya like my baking skills Jenn??

Weekend Update!

Hey ladies! 
We had a great family weekend that included minimal crafting, deck building, Daytona 500, bread making and picking out the VBS theme for this year.
We had a family weekend.  Besides for an unfortunate death in a friends family, and a party for some friends moving to Belgium, we had a good family weekend.
Sometimes you just need to take a break to get all your mojo going again!
Guess what it is back! But you cannot see until tomorrow - HA!

I will post pictures of the deck once it is done!

Please head over to Party Time Tuesdays for this weeks challenge and you will get to see my card a little later in the week for a sneaky peak!!!

Also coming up:
 Creative Clear Stamps tomorrow
Stamp-N-Doodle Thursday (Challenge going on NOW!)
Stamping Dragon - Friday (Challenge going on NOW!)
Deedee's Digis coming up ALL THIS WEEKEND!

So Fun!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stamping Dragon New Challenge!

Over at Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog HERE - we have some fun starting now!  PAPER CUPCAKES is sponsoring out Birthday Creation Challenge!  Please come on over and see what the DT has created and join in on the fun - so easy!

This is my creation using their Penguin Cupcake Image colored with none other than BIC Markers, scrap DSP, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Stampin' Up! Jumbo Eyelets and Cardstock, and Georgia Pacific Cardstock.

Now hop on over to Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog HERE and join in!  See you there!

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Stamp-N-Doodle Valentine Kiss

So Stamp-N-Doodle has a little challenge going on....Ribbon, Embossing, & Bling - OH MY!

Cruise on over to the challenge blog HERE and join in on the fun!!!

I used the image Valetine Kiss, added some dry line embossing, and the candy box has Smooch glittler on it...and I know you have to take my word for it as glitter almost never shows up in pictures - so trust is there!  The Ribbon got added times three - Martha Stewart ribbon company can thank me later for being in almost every post this week!  BIC Markers should also send me royalties as I color every image with them!

Here is is without further ado:

DSP and Cardstock are yet again from my scrap pile (I am kicking butt on my using scraps goal for this year!!) and the white cardstock is Georgia Pacific.

No go submit your entry to the challenge!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

So Proud!

Happy Wednesday!
So I always love to make sure my kids feel everything they do which my husband thinks is silly sometimes! Abby (my oldest at 3.5 years old) is in dance. She is learning her recital routine now. She actually is paying attention and learning which I can't believe! I wanted her to know I was so proud of her and will be no matter what as long as she tried her hardest!

So I just so happen to be looking through me Creative Clear Stamps and found the perfect one!
"So Proud" is one of the single sentiment stamps that is carried in the store found HERE - or you can go direct to the stamp HERE.

I am still using up all my scraps so I an not aware of who the DSP is from, but the cardstock is Stampin' Up!, and the Ribbon is from Martha Stewart. The Ink I used is the Unity Ink sold through {Ippity}.

Hope you love and can't wait to see what is created tomorrow by more awesome DT members HERE!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Party Time Tuesday! Challenge #3

Hello ladies it is that time again! Challenge #3 is going on right now at Party Time Tuesdays HERE right now!

This week you just have to play along with our awesome sketch provided by an awesome sketch artist! You could win a $20 store credit at Circle B Enterprises - where you can get items at 50% of retail price!! Who doesn't love that???

Now for my entry:
I used a Gina K $1 stamp I got for 40% plus my 20% military discount at AC Moore - yes folks I paid $0.40 for this $1 stamp....hehehe. I had to keep my freeze still in place and not fell bad about spending!

Ink is from the {Ippity} line at Unity
Cardstock is Stampin' Up, Close To My Heart, & Georgia Pacific
DSP is Close To My Heart
Stamp is Gina K
Ribbon is Martha Stewart

Now go on over to Party Time Tuesdays, see the awesome DT creations for inspiration
and then hope on over to Circle B Enterprises to start scoping out just how much that $20 can get you!!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

I got the girls something special this year from my good friends at Polka Dots & Whatnotz.....I was not feeling it this year....they are great and were a hit!

Good news too! I have been selected to a design team at CDAC for a new DT!  I can't wait to show you more! I will be uploading Photots to CDAC for them once I get them all photographed and ready to go! I will share them here on Mondays once I get them done!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

TUIC Winner!

Christy and Dawn - you tied!!!!  I can't wait to send you your fun!!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Penny Dragon

Penny Dragon with a Valentine - this image from Stamping Dragon Designs is TOO CUTE and can be found HERE

How can you not love her?? I colored her of course with BIC Markers - my favorite!
Cardstock is AC Cardstock, Georgia Pacific, & Stampin' Up!

If you love my creation - hope on over to Stamping Dragon Designs and see what the rest of the team has in store for you - they are reall talented girls!!

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Stamp-N-Doodle Challenge!!

Anyone else having a tough week?? I have got a child with an ear infection and the doctor called it an "angry" ear....not good folks. But she is being good through it all!  Work has been a bear and I was ready to play with the new challenge over at the STAMP-N-DOODLE CHALLENGE BLOG!

Pink/Red/White plus 1 Challenge!

Here is mine...I opted for a dark pink that didn't turn out at all - The roses still look red!!
This is using the image "Love Bug" - So Cute!!

Image colored with BIC Markkers
Making Memories Embellishments
Georgia Pacific, AC, and Stampin' Up! Cardstock

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Make A Wish - Creative Clear Stamps

Good Wednesday Morning! Today I had fun playing with a stamp set called Make A Wish found HERE.  I love to send birthday cards as I send about 20 a month. This is a great one for those men or little boys in your life that want more than the typical cake or balloons - it has plenty of sentiments as well - you can't go wrong with this perfect birthday set!

Brads and Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock is Georgia Pacific and Stampin' Up!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Party Time Tuesday!!

Hello All! I am back from a temporary hold when my computer started to mess up - thank goodness I am back in time for PARTY TIME TUESDAY CHALLENGE BLOG!!!  I love this card I got to work on - I even got some snazzy images from one of our own Bev!  SHe provided the awesome image for us to play with. I hope I did it justice!

Image by Bev!
Stampin Up DSP & Cardstock
Georgia Pacific White Cardstock
AC Black Carstock
Ribbon from ???

Okay - time to vote for the first TUIC Challenge (1 of 2 anyways)! I am waiting on one more card - the poll will be up this afternoon fo ryou to vote!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Creative Vision DT Blog Hop Today

Welcome to Creative Vision's Design Team 5 Blog Hop.
Together we will hop hop hop our way to each
new member's blog as they showcase their collective talent!

There will be random prizes awarded to bloggers who post comments.
Be sure to become a follower of the main company
blog HERE in order to be eligible for those prizes.

Today I used the stamp set "Hooked on Fishing" which I also used on my first card HERE!
This set is so versatile and cute - you can't go wrong!

BIC Markers to create the string and rod
Stampin' Up Cardstock and Scallop Edge Punch
Unit Ink

Thanks for hopping with me today.
Don't forget to leave a comment and good luck, I hope you win!

Continue hopping the rest of the team:
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Stamp-N-Doodle Blog Hop


Hello and Happy Friday! We are a bit late getting our STAMP-N-DOODLE challenge posted this week due to weather problems in 1/3 of the US, but here we are and we are having a blog hop to promote our NEW RELEASE images for February and to welcome the NEWEST DT members -
Ruby, Priyanka, and ME!

Our blog hop will run from today - Weds., February 9 at 11:59pm EST. In order to WIN the grand prize - all 3 STAMP-N-DOODLE images used by our various DT members - you must complete the hop and leave comments on all blogs along the way including the STAMP-N-DOODLE blog. You don't have to make a comment at the shop (your last stop). You also have the option of joining our NEW CHALLENGE, which is VALENTINES and/or LOVE. The winner of the challenge will receive one image of choice from STAMP-N-DOODLE. In addition, we would love you to join us as a follower, but this is not required to win the hop or the challenge.

You should have come from RUBY if you didn't, please go back to the
STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG and start from the beginning!

For my card, I am using the image "name of image"... (describe your card)

The best part about the rest of this card is I used all scraps so the best I can guess is that the cardstock is Stampin' Up!, PTI, and Georgia Pacific, the image is colored with BIC Markers, and the brads are Making Memories.  Those are my normal.  As for te DSP I know it is My Minds Eye! :)

I hope you enjoyed your visit. You are now off to LISA - Hope you will play in the challenge as well. You do not need to use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image, but if you do, you will get 2x the entries for purposes of winnner's drawing.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stamping Dragon Challenge Blog!

The Stamping Dragon is having it's first challenge since the Re-Grand Opening of their store HERE at the Challenge Blog!

The theme is Anything Goes! How easy is that??!!

The prize for this amazing challenge are 4 Images of the winners choice!
There is also going to be a second prize awarded in the amazing opportunity of a Guest Design Team Spot!

This challenge will run 7 pm on the 4th of February to 7 pm the 17th of February Eastern Standard Time
Here is my card made with Jiggy's Teddy found in the Stamping Dragon Store HERE.

Imaged Colored with BIC Markers
Cardstock is Stampin' Up!, Bazzil, Georgia Pacific
DSP: From my scrap pile :)

Please done forget to enter the Anything Goes Themes Challenge at the

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Got Worms??

I am a member of the Creative Vision Design Team 5! I will be posting for them every Wednesday HERE - but please go and check out all the other girls - they are FANTASTIC!

When I first received this stamp set I knew it was going to be the first one I used. The 10 catchy phrases and images of the stamp set "Hooked on Fishing" jumped at me! I also knew that when I saw this cute little guy I would be using him on my first project....he reminds me of the silly story kids tell about "Hermie the Worm" - SO CUTE! I tried to keep the card simple to showcase my pal Hermie and I hope you can all agree he steals the show!

Ink: Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, VersaMark
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific White, Stampin' Up Old Olive
Embellishment: Stampin' Up! Jumbo Eyelets

This weekend is our Blog Hop - Please stop back by this Weekend!

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011


That is right - you heard me! Party Time Tuesdays is back at it again under new ownership of the awesome Jenn!!!!  You have to go check it out HERE!

This week we are being sponsored by the fantastic THE CUTTING CAFE - please make sure you jump over there to see what they are all about - one word AWESOME!!  Their store has so much to offer - you won't be disappointed!

ANYWHO! Our theme this week over at Party Time Tuesday is Valentines Day Cupcakes!  Who doesn't love that?? Regina over at the Cuttng Cafe provided us some images to play with and boy am I having fun!!! I hope you will to when you join us and submit your wonderful creations!

Stamp: Stampin' Up Upsy Daisy
Ink: Unity
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific White, Stampin' Up! Old Olive
DSP: My Minds Eye

What to know a secret??!! This is my first time with paper piecing!

Go visit the rest of the girls in my sidebar, check out the challenge blog itself HERE, and please don't forget to show Regina at THE CUTTING CAFE some love!!

See you next Tuesday - same time - same place!

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