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Tilda with Heart Arrows… Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge


Time for Sweet Stamping Pixies monthly challenge!  After a year of challenges… Sweet Stamping Pixies is going to close.  Thank you Jay Jay for a fun year of  challenges and meeting new gals! Click over to the challenge blog to see the awesome creations from the designers… worth the ‘trip’!   We would love to have you create and link up for this last challenge… Valentines!


I think Tilda with Heart Arrows (cupid) is quite the cutie!  I spent so much time coloring her that I ran out of time, so she is just matted with card-stocks and the Perfect Paper Layers tools…love them, I DO!!!  Layered on pattern paper and then to kraft card-stock.  The card measures 6×6.  Tilda is colored with Distress Ink reinkers on Langton Hot Press watercolor paper.


So many fun challenges going on that I can link to! yea! – Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under – Love is all around us
Totally Tilda – Valentines Tilda
Inky Chicks – Valentine or Anniversary
Midweek Magnolias – Valentine

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Be sure to check out the challenge and link up a Valentine!  Take care and see you later!

Stamps and supplies I used to make this card…

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Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge and Kiddos…


The challenge for December @ Sweet Stamping Pixies is… Christmas!  Oh,  I had fun coloring these cute pixie images from Stampendous!  Tree Trim Kiddos HERE, Teddy Kiddo HERE or both of them HERE.  The die cut words and numbers are the Christmas Stacked Words die HERE.  The image mats are cut with the Perfect Layers Tools… link in the right side bar!


Click the logo to go to the challenge blog… you’ll enjoy the Christmas inspiration from the other designers too!  We’d love to have you create and link up this month!

I’m also linking to some other challenge blogs…
Christmas Card Challenges  – die cuts
7Kids Challenge – Holiday Inspired
Sweet Stampin Challenge – dies or punches
PaperPlay Challenges – Christmas is coming!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Red and Green
Deep Ocean Challenge – So this is Christmas

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it!  ttul!

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Sweet Stamping Pixies – Monochrome…

Second Monday of the month and time for a NEW Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge!

The challenge….monochrome!  So glad Jay Jay picked this.  I love it but forget to do it, so it’s a great challenge! I hope you can join us… click over to see the fabulous monochrome color choices the rest of the design team used.

I stamped on PTI card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the E40 series Copic Sketch Markers.   E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47 and 49.

The ‘love’ word is from a pack of chipboard type sticker words by GCD Studios called Soul Food Word Stickers.

I love, love, LOVE this sentiment I used on the inside from Stampendous.  The true meaning of Christmas.

Linking to some challenges…

My card is featured on the Stampendous blog!!!  the challenge is Christmas CAS

Stamping Sensations – Traditional Christmas
Sweet Stampin’ Challenges – Anything Goes
Live and Love Crafts – Christmas
Oozak – Winter Vibes
Card and Scrap – Christmas
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today!  I love hearing from you and appreciate your comments!  Oh, found a Maytag in stock…a lot of places are only special order for dishwashers!  eek!  Tim installed it and after a call for more parts it’ll be all set! I’d rather be stamping than washing dishes! lol

Scroll down for the Veterans day sale info…

Stamps and Supplies I used…

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Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge – Fall…

Apples, Pumpkins, Hay Rides, oh yea!  I’m sure she’s yelling at him to quit putting hay in her hair!  Welcome to the October Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge!  This month we’re all about Fall!  Using your Pixie, Fairy and Sprite images…create some Fall goodness!

You could win the prize… it’s a random draw and a chance at being one of the top three fall favorites!  Click over to see the cards from the other design team gals!  Beautiful work!

LOVE the cutie Hay Ride Kiddos and Autumn Words stamps… on sale through tomorrow!  35% off… see my post below…AWESOME SALE!

I stamped the kiddos with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.
I stamped the Autumn Words with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
I used the Perfect Layers Tools to matte and Distress inks and ink blending tool to ink the edges of everything, including the leaves.
Pattern paper and bingo card are from Simple Stories Fall Harvest Lane collection. I love their basic kits… subtle patterns to go with the busier pieces.
Punch for the oak leaves and stylus to emboss the veins.

We’d LOVE to have you join us @ SSPC for the October challenge!  TFL and ttul!

Challenges I’m linking to…
I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge
The photo challenge from the Pink Elephant
Catered Crop
– Fall Theme
Fashionable Stamping – Shades of Autumn
Allsorts – Leaves and trees
Card Crafter’s Circle -Autumn colors
Card Makin’ Mamas – Fall
Crafts 4 Eternity – lots of leaves
Daring Cardmakers – October color challenge
Emergency Crafters – Leaves
Simply Create Too – Autumn
Stempelsonne Challenges – Autumn

Stamps and Such…

Altered · cards · CC Designs · PaperBag Studios · rubber stamps · School · Sweet Stamping Pixies · Swiss Pixies · Techniques

Time for SSPC…but what is it???

Yes,  It’s a MOUSETRAP!   Have you seen gals altering them yet?  I’ve seen a few and it just struck me today that it would be fun to have one on the frig!  Write on the note paper and then just pull that page out… the other pages stay put!  No need to worry about getting snapped at!  = )

The challenge at Sweet Stamping Pixies this month is a recipe….flowers, ribbons and die cuts.  I didn’t do very well on the plural of these ingredients but at least I have more than one flower!  Counting all the flowers on the ribbon!  We’d love to have you play along!  There’s always an awesome prize!

The alphabet stamp in the background is from Paperbag Studios HERE, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink… love their stamps!  The flower is an old Provo Craft brad… the ribbon is old, from American Crafts.  The mouse trap is even old! lol  I used Simone’s ribbon technique… I stamped Lucy and the pencil in Memento Rich Cocoa Brown ink.  Jay Jay and Simone stamp in brown ink a lot so I have just had to try it lately!  I like it!  They are colored with Copic Sketch markers

A long time ago I asked Tori Wild for her red hair color combo and I found the paper where I had it written down the other day!  I did add another color but I do like this combo a lot!  I’ve used it before but you know how it is… stuff gets lost on the messy desk! ugh!

Tori’s red hair – YR21, E97, E08 and I added E09 last

Skin –  YR0000, E0000, 000, 00, 21, 11, 13  Cheeks – diluted R20 and R30

Shirt – B60, 63, 69 – G0000, BG23, 32, 43

Khakis – E41, 42, 43, 44

Shoes – E43, 44, 47, 49

Pencil – Y21, 23, E30, 31, E11, 13, 15

I put a piece of adhesive back magnet sheet on the back, the size of the trap.  Cut the history outline paper at 2 in. x 4.5 in., die cut them with the My Favorite Things notebook die and stuck them in the trap!

The week is off to a great start!  YEA!  I do have extra happy news too!  Amanda and Cedryk were able to come home Saturday!  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!  They were deeply appreciated and helped get them home I’m sure!

Linking up to…

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Bingo (ribbon, free, blossoms)
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ  – something that depicts home to you
The Pink Elephant – Back to School
There She Goes – Back to School
Eureka Stamps – Back to School

Thanks for stopping by and all your encouraging comments mean so much!  Thank You!

Stamps and Such…

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Mimi and Friend for Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge…

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It’s YOUR Day!  A cheerful friend is like a sunny day which spreads it’s brightness all around.

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SSPC #5  – Color challenge… use blue, tan and yellow with your pixie/sprite/fairy stamp!  I used Mimi and Friend from Penny Black,  colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  Memory Box Honeyblossom die and AmyR Stamps Oh So Beachy Sentiment set.  October Afternoon pattern paper and a SU stamp to go around the edge of the image.  I think the name of the set is Tiny tags.  I went with kraft for the “tan” in the color scheme. Layers are all cut with the Perfect Layers Tools… even the card base. I scored and folded an 8.5 x 11 piece of kraft card-stock in half…then I held my ruler on the fold at 1/4 in.  and placed the image rectangle right up to it, stuck it down… then used the 1/4 in. Perfect Layers Tool to cut the sides and bottom at 1/4 in. for perfect spacing!  love these tools!

Click over to see the fabulous creations by the SSPC team, HERE!  Check out the totally charming prize too!  We’d love to have you play a long! All the details are on the SSPC blog.

The marker colors I used…

hair – FM buttercup, PM burnt orange and FM Firebrick
skin – FM blush, PM oatmeal, PM apricot and PM soft peach for cheeks
dress – PM Pastel Blue, PM Denim Blue, PM Midnight Blue
wings – FM buttercup, PM tulip yellow

hair –  PM ivory, FM buttercup, PM Tulip yellow
skin – PM ivory, PM vanilla, PM oatmeal, PM apricot and PM soft peach for cheeks
wings – PM pastel blue
dress – FM buttercup, PM Tulip yellow and FM Sunflower

Challenges I’m linking to….

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Blog – Summertime
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog – Card for something special
Let’s Ink It UP Challenge Blog – All Girl
Penny Black Allsorts Challenge Blog – Summer Blooms 

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Stamps and Such…

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Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge… Summer… Magical Mimi!

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Cute little magical Mimi… colored with Copic Sketch markers and paired up with Cosmo Cricket 6×6 pattern paper.  She’s ready for June’s Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge!  The theme this month is Summer. Mimi wants you to come play with us!  A prize to be won … all the info is HERE!

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Add some Twine, a button, a sentiment, die cut the image and cut the layers with the Perfect Layers Tools and called it charming!  It’s so nice when something comes together and you’re happy in the end!


Retro Sketches Challenge #15 – Sketch

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge – Anything Goes

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge – Fairy Fever

Southern Girls Challenge – Things With Wings

Fashionable Stamping Challenge – Very Magical

Penny Black and more @ Allsorts Challenge – My Favorite Things

Pile it On Challenge – Let’s Get Outdoors

Totally Gorjuss  Challenge – Sunshine (Summer)

Stampin For the Weekend Challenge – Bugs and Butterflies

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! I love it that you visit and it’s so fun to read your comments.  Have a magical week and link up with a fairy, pixie or sprite to the SSPC blog!  We’ll love having you!

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Stamps and Such…

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Swiss Pixies Butterfly Lucy for Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #3…

It’s the second Monday of the month and that means it’s Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge time!  The challenge starting today is… your favorite fairy, pixie or sprite!

Here’s Butterfly Lucy from CC Designs to charm you with a little scene I created.  I woke up at 4:19 Saturday a.m. with the idea to make the new fence die a heart fence… well…then I had to figure out how to do it because most punches punch from the bottom and would be upside down if you tried to punch from the top!  Here’s a video to show you how I did it!  I love it!  Hope you’re inspired to try it too!



You can click over to YOU Tube if you want to watch the video in High Definition. Click on the gear looking thing next to the red talkie box and it’ll let you choose HD.

My first Fence video is HERE.

A close up photo of the fence…

Butterfly Lucy is stamped with Colorbox Archival Wicked Black ink on Canson Manga Drawing heavyweight paper and colored with Distress Markers.  I stamped the Butterfly Logo with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bazzill Dawn card-stock and cut it out with a Fiskars mini pinking scissors.

The Flower Border die is cut out of three colors of card-stock.  I leave the green together and glue the pink and yellow on top of the green.  The Grass Border die is die cut and then crimped with Quilling Creations crimper!  LOVE this fun tool!  Links below…

The three yellow butterflies flitting around the scene are an EK Success paper shapers punch… the tree limb is my favorite Leafy Branch die from CC Designs Cutters… links below.  I used the Rosie’s Roadshow cloud template, Tumbled Glass Distress ink pad and ink blending tool to make my cloud background.  I edged the papers and fence with Distress inks and the blending tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  oh,  this was long but I hope you had a good time!  I had fun creating this to share with you!  Hope you can click over to check out the SSPC blog too!

Stamps and Such…

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Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #2 – Kraft…

Second Monday of the month makes it time for Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge time!

Along with using your pixie/fairy/sprite stamps this month,  the challenge is to use kraft on your creation too!

I used this sweet Magnolia Fairy Tale Tilda stamp and finally some of the Magnolia Doohickey Dies that I’ve been collecting!  I do love these thinner dies and what a variety we have to choose from anymore!  Wonderful!

The stitching lines stamp I used is from a clear stamp set by Sandylion and the sentiment is from Savvy stamps.  I used Broken China and the ink blending tool around the circle.  Diamond stickles on her wings.

I stamped Tilda on Papertrey Ink select white card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.

We had family birthdays yesterday so I’ll have another birthday card to share tomorrow…

Hope you get a chance to click over to the Sweet Stamping Pixies challenge and play along!  A great Magnolia stamp will go to the winner, sponsored by Magnolia-licious!

I’m entering my card in the following challenges…

Just Magnolia – Anything Goes

By the Cute and Girly – Once Upon a time

Simon Says Stamp – Use your favorite tool (mine would be dies)

Flutterby Wednesday – Open

Crafting When We Can – Things With Wings

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps and such…

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Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge #1 – Spring…

So excited to tell you about a brand NEW Challenge blog created by Jay Jay from Germany for Pixie and Fairy images!  Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge blog is HERE and we’d love to have you link up with your Pixie and Fairy images.  It’s once a month… the second Monday with THREE awesome stores sponsoring the challenges!  You’ll want to play along each month for a chance to win!  This month’s theme is Spring!

I decided to use this Swiss Pixies Butterfly Nora and the Swiss Pixies Wheelbarrow for our first post.  I LOVE her!  I was looking back through my blog and saw this one that I’d made in April of 2010 and I just wanted to post it again! lol  I stamped Butterfly Nora first,  masked her and then stamped the wheelbarrow… just like my tutorial in the April 2010 post.

I used the Five Point Flower,  die cut one layer and for the centers I did a swirl thing with some lightweight paper cord stuff I picked up at JoAnns last year and glued it on … I’m pretty tickled with how it turned out… just clever I thought!   Don’t you love it when you amaze yourself!  I know,  quit laughing… I can be pretty cheesy!  Gotta admit… it’s fun for a change! = )

Then there is a brand NEW Butterfly die this month called Wings from CC Designs… and a cool Wings stamp set to match it!  I just used the die for this card but the stamp set has mega potential for fun creating!  They’re in the store HERE.

oooh… long post today…one more picture and I’m off to make a card for tomorrow’s Tuesday Review… OH,  I should tell you to make time to go to All That Scraps blog too!!!  Lesa has a tutorial for us today and you’ll want to bookmark it because it’s on die-cutting your stamped images… pretty cool!  AND easy too!  You’ll need it for your Wings stamp set and die! Check it out!

I was just at the store… HERE… tons of new product… If you need to shop…I know a good place! lol

Thanks for dropping in to find out about the new challenge blog on the “block”!!!   Happy Stamping and talk to you soon!

Stamps and Such…

Sweet Stamping Pixies

The Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge blog…

NEW Challenge blog coming March 12th!!!  The Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenge!

A new challenge will be posted the 2nd Monday of each month for Pixies and Fairies images only!  Three sponsors…loads of stamping fun!  Check it out, spread the word, add it to your calendar and play along!

CC Designs March release week starts Tuesday… I’ll be back with cards to share!  Another awesome release for Spring!  Thanks for stopping by!