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Dark Chocolate…

It’s a dark chocolate cuppy cake kind of day!  My card for the reminder post over on the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog.  The challenge going on right now is a color challenge.. Blue, Brown and Tan.  I really meant for this to be a true blue card but the new Farmhouse 8×8 pattern paper pad was hogging my desktop, crying for use,  so I went with it. Ugh!  So my card is “kinda blue”! Rolling my eyes…@@   At least I got the brown right and kraft is tan,  isn’t it?  Today it is the new tan!!! lol  Head over and create for a chance to win!

The half doily is cut from one of the pieces of pattern paper in the pad.  Hug Snug ribbon dyed with a Walnut Stain distress stain.  All the pieces are edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool. Instead of messing with thread for the buttonholes,  I cut a sliver of card-stock to thread the button with… glue it on the back… slick.

The cupcake die is so cool…the bottom embosses,  I used a little copic marker from the bottom up on the cupcake paper… Y28… the dark chocolate is enhanced with E40, 44,47,49.   I tried vintage shard glass glitter on the top but just didn’t like it w/the more old fashioned feel of the papers so took it off and colored it and added the button instead!  The cupcake logo is stamped on a piece of the paper from the pad too.

I used the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge blog HERE

So that’s my bit of shabby chic for today.  Wish it was healthy to eat these things for breakfast, lunch and supper!  Hey,  just stick a carrot in the top!  Carrots make everything healthy, right?! ha!  oh that reminds me of the broccoli ATC I made for a friend one year… it was a picture of a broccoli cake!  She hates broccoli! lol

I found the picture of it…hahaha… well,  I think it’s funny anyway! lol

ok – I’ll shut up and finish…

Stamps and Such…

Thanks for your visit and all your wonderful comments!  I appreciate you and them! ttul!


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Country Lula for August Tuesday Review…

My card for today uses Country Lula,  the new Rolling Rose die (video below) and a sentiment from the new Mixed Messages stamp set.

The tool I used to help me roll up the rose is in the store HERE.

I made a video for the Rolling Rose die…

I stamped Country Lula on PaperTrey Ink white card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.   I masked her with Eclipse tape and stamped the chicken wire background stamp from Oxford Impressions behind her and the grass below her.  I think the grass is from Rubber Stampede. Inked the sky in with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the grass with Peeled Paint Distress ink and the Ink Blending Tool.

The little white flowers are from Maya Road, the pattern paper pad is 6×6 For the Record from Echo Park, Martha Stewart Around the Page Punch set, Hero Arts gems, machine stitching and the leaf frond is a small Sizzlet die from Stampin Up.

Here’s a close up of this cutie!

Stamps and supplies I used…

Thanks for stopping by!

 Happy Stamping!

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BE my Cupcake!!!


Bee Mine Valentine…

Today is January release review for All That Scraps on the ATS blog,  HERE.  I used Honeybee Lolita, in the store HERE.  I wanted to play in the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge so I used Korin’s sketch…fun… I know,  there’s that Sandylion clear set border again… I do like that set! lol  The Sweet Stop Sketch has a “spin” this week ,  use dry embossing,  so I used a Cuttlebug heart embossing folder that I over stamped with an old French Writing Hero Arts stamp and my stampamajig…the “LOVE” word down the right side of the background and the “XOXO” in the “PEAS” card are from a new Amy R. sentiments set called “All About Love“, in the store HERE. The key die cut is from the new CC Designs cutters key and lock set,  in the store HERE.  Very cool!   The sentiment in the circle “Bee Mine Valentine” is from a new set by CC Designs, “Funny Valentine“, in the store HERE.  I LOVE it!  So CUTE!  So the first two cards in my post today are from the Funny Valentine set also!  I used my square and square scallop Nestabilites die sets,  Martha Stewart punch set, paper piercing, ribbon and the Tim Holtz tiny attacher stapler.  All images are colored with Copic Sketch markers and Lolita has frosted lace stickles, in the store HERE, all over her…eek… look at those eyelashes… ok,  I’m sorry I put it on them!!! lol  The honey in the honey jar has liquid pearls on it,  in the store HERE.  The pink ink edging on the Lolita card is Spun Sugar distress ink, in the store HERE and the ink blending tool,  in the store HERE.   Hope you’re inspired to get creative with Valentines!  I feel like I’m kinda slow getting with the program but I’m trying!!! lol  OH, the heart on the Bee Mine circle is from Printworks, A2580, HERE and stamped with spun sugar distress ink.

Notice…the cupcake is chocolate!!! lol  always fun to color cherries!  The peas were fun too,  I used the G20’s to color them. ttul!

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All That Scraps SALE…La-la Land Special Offer…a card…

Stamps on sale at ALL THAT SCRAPS, HERE!!! 25% off – already marked with the discount price! CC Designs, Magnolia, Stampavie, My Favorite Things, Bildmalarna, Kraftin’ Kimmie and the list goes on and on!!!Additional 25% off the CLEARANCE section, HERE.  A very short sale so don’t wait!!!!!! Dec. 27 & 28!

NEW from La-la Land Crafts….SPECIAL OFFER Darling Marci!

From now until 11:30 pm PST on December 31st receive a FREE GIFT~Darling Marci digi ~ with ANY purchase of  $50!!!
You can even combine rubber stamps from our online store with digi stamps from our blog!!  As long as you spend $50 (before taxes), Darling Marci digi is yours FREE*!!!  And don’t forget that SHIPPING is always FREE** on any order of over $50!!
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Here’s that birthday card finally! lol

I had so many things I wanted to try but when I saw Shari’s card on the Hero Arts blog last week and then I saw the wrapping paper Heather picked to wrap the gifts she was giving for Christmas… I had to try to incorporate them all into her birthday card!

Hero Arts wreath, house, damask stamps,  May Arts ribbon,  Anna Griffin paper reindeer ribbon, Martha Stewart Scandinavian snowflake punch,  Hero Arts gems.  Copic Sketch Markers used to color the house – v91, 93, 95, 99 – YG91, 97, 99.  Rock Candy and Lace Frost Stickles.

I’m linking this to the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #88….

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy stamp shopping!  It’s a Winter Wonderland here…lots of snow… heavy frost on the trees…pretty!

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Snowflake Fairy Nixie and a new Sweet Stop Sketch…

Snowflake Fairy Nixie…

I used Frosted Lace Stickles all over the snowflake part of her.  The sentiment and little snowflakes are from Amy R’s snowflake set.

My card today with Snowflake Nixie is for this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch, HERE. Pattern paper is from the Sweet and Sassy Shop, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the new stamps and the sketch!

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Jack Frost – limited edition…

BRRRRR….introducing Printworks Collection limited edition snowman for 2010!  Love him with his candy cane hat brim and present top hat!!! He’s item # J4075  2010 LE Jack Frost if you’re wanting to order his cuteness for yourself! The sentiment is B3998 Snowmen are the coolest…

He’s my card for the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge post today, HERE.  And here’s the sketch with a spin for this week…finish the inside…I said, “do I really have to?”  and I said, “yes”!  I don’t like to finish the insides…bad deal because it’s really hard to send out a card that’s not finished on the inside!!!

A side view…

and finally the inside!

The mitten is stamp #A3988 Cozy Mitten and the sentiment is #E4001.  All The stamps I used are from Printworks, HERE You can contact Nicole to order by email or phone with the info from this link … or order on their online store, HERE, just add the new stamps to the comment box when you check out and Nicole will email you an invoice to pay.

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers… for the bluish color I used a lot of colors… I know…I’m a wacky colorer! lol  I started with BG72 all over,  then BG93 all over,  then BG000 all over…still not happy so I brought in the cool grays, C1, 3, 5, 7… they fixed it! lol  The red is W3 all over,  then R24 all over, then brought in some R27, then less of R29 and even less of E07.  All the shadowing/shading is the cool grays, C00, 1, 3, 5.  The cheeks…don’t ask! eeek!

Martha Stewart punches except the heart is a medium EK Success Paper Shaper punch.  The pattern paper is new and from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamp shop, HERE… it’s called Wintertime by Echo Park… fun stuff…double sided and the pack is 6×6 for easy shipping to you!  Frosted Lace Stickles all over the place…easy to use… HERE or HERE.

Happy stamping and shopping… let me know if you need any help with Printworks!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tilda in her Christmas Coat for Sweet Stop Sketches Saturday…

A Winter coat would feel real good here in Iowa today!  brrrr  The wind makes it seem colder than it is!  The cold means Christmas is coming!  I’ve colored Tilda with her Christmas coat, with Copic Sketch Markers. I used a Merry Christmas sentiment and Nestabilities dies to cut the ovals. The pattern paper is NOEL from Making Memories 8×8 pack, the paper ribbon on the bottom is from Anna Griffin and the buttons and the ribbon are from “the collection”.  Lots of fond childhood Winter memories… so this is rather nostalgic!

My Tilda card is for the Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge Post today…Hope you can take the challenge!

The Sketch…

I also made this with five other challenges in mind… ABC Challenge with a theme of Holiday…Color Throwdown Challenge blog wanted to use the colors, soft suede, kraft and cherry cobbler…Case Study Challenge blog, case Heather’s card…Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog with a theme of anything goes…Totally Gorjuss Challenge blog with a theme of traditional colors.

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay warm and happy stamping to you!

Tilda Stamp I used…

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Let the good times roll…

Printworks Snowman J4000 HERE (page H35 under new releases) is ready for Winter!  brrrrrrrr… I had fun with this guy and used a lot of Printworks stamps!  This is also my card for this week’s Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge, HERE.

I’ll list the rest of the stamps…

B3608 Good times HERE go to Rubber Art Stamps in the menu on the left…holiday stamps …. page H26

B2787 Happy Winter HERE

C3569 Snowflakes

A2511 Mini Fluffy (snowflake) HERE

B1876 Diamond Dust HERE go to Rubber Art Stamps in the menu on the left…holiday stamps …. page J3

G2284 Catalina Pine HERE

QO Elegant patterns HERE or HERE

G2299 Polka Dot Wave HERE go to Rubber Art Stamps in the menu on the left…holiday stamps …. page J4

If you want to order from Printworks, go HERE,  add what you can to the cart, add a list in the comments of what else you want,  be sure to include your email address or phone number and Nicole will get back to you with the total you owe.

here’s a close up of this happy guy!  Stormy Sky Distress ink, HERE,  applied with the Ink blending tool , HERE…oval Nestabilities, HERE

And the sketch for Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge blog this week… fun… take a look and hope you can join!

See ya next time!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Sugarplums Christmas Kit meets Sweet Stop Sketch…

and it was a challenge! But conquer I did! lol When you see the sketch,  you’ll know why!  Today is preview day for CC Designs Sugarplums Christmas Kit, HERE!  So adorable!

I also used  one of the sentiments from the October release Amy R. Merry and Bright Set,  HERE.  Basic Grey 6×6 paper pad,  EK Success border punch and platinum stickles.  The images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Beckett Expression card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.

Here’s a close up for you….she makes me smile!  just love Christmas!

HERE is another card I made with this kit…

This is my take on the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge post for this week….. here’s the sketch!

Check out the other DT cards too and hope you can join us for the fun!  Remember… SALE still going on at ALL THAT SCRAPS! CC Designs images….HERE…Cuddle Crew (free wheelin’ Wally, Daisy), Kiki La Rue, Honey and Sugar, Sugarplums, and Swiss Pixies STAMPS are all 15% off until Halloween night. The discount has already been taken and will show up with the percentage off.

Happy Weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Star Boy Luka and the Sweet Stop Sketch…

You’re a star!  Doesn’t Luka make you laugh!  What a cutie!  I’m loving the new line from La-la Land Crafts! Luka and Marci and accessory stamps too!  the Super Hero Window set is awesome!

I had lots of fun coloring him… he is stamped on Beckett Expression 80# card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, HERE and colored with Copic Sketch Markers, HERE.  Skin – E000, 00, 01, 21,  Hair – E50, YR31, 21, 23,  Cape – Y17, 38,  Shirt – R24 and E07,  Shorts – B 02 with can’t remember for sure but thinking it was W1 colored over the top,  Boots, Gloves, Mask are the gray N’s.  Basic Grey, Wander pattern paper, HERE.

My card is for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge this week.  Here’s the sketch!

Have a great Saturday!  Stamping, coloring, grandchildren and some organizing on my schedule!  Time will tell how much gets done!  I always want to do more than there is time for! lol

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Free Wheelin’ Wally…

Isn’t Wally the cutest turtle ever to hit the sidewalk?!  Today the All That Scraps DT is reviewing the Cuddle crew and Sugar stamps,  part of CC Designs October release, HERE.  I really enjoyed coloring Wally and I used the Sweet Stop Sketch for this week.  I missed Saturday!  So here’s my take on it today.  I used the new Basic Grey Wander Paper,  HERE.

Here’s Wally up close…

I think he wants us to get out of his way! lol  Six of our grandchildren (Heather and Ben’s) were over Sunday afternoon.  The oldest is ten and imagine my surprise when I came outside and he was riding my bike!!!  oh my, he can’t be but he is!  tall enough!!!   It was a fun afternoon,  youngest is 15 months and wow!  he can kick the ball good!  So CUTE!  He’ll be riding a bike before we know it too! They grow up so fast!  A funny about Corrin (the 15 mo.old) – I wonder if Heather has read a book about living in a tree… oh Pooh or the Berenstain Bears or something.  Corrin loved looking at this one tree in the neighbor’s parking….it’s an old one and looked like there could be an opening at the bottom… he had to examine that and then look up to the tippy top for quite a while too,  a couple different times! It’d be fun to know what he was thinking! lol

Have fun reviewing the October stamps… and get this…the SALE this week,  HERE, Cuttlebug 2010 Folder Sets and A2 Plus are all 40% off until they are gone. Over 29 different folders in stock and discounted!!!!  Check them out!  PUNCHES 10% off with the coupon code “punch” HERE.  Then,  the last day to get the Sugarplums Christmas Kit as a kit, HERE, is this Friday the 15th… great savings purchasing the stamps as a kit. They will be released individually Nov. 1st.  Tim Holtz Halloween Embossing folders in stock, HERE.  I keep remembering more!!!  How awesome is this!!!  Custom name stamps, HERE!  Just in time for Christmas cards!  One for your return address,  one for the family signature inside your card and one for the back!  Very cool!

oh,  in case you want to know… I used YG00, 03,25, 95 for Wally,  the reds are R08, 24, E07 and some E43… I know weird combo…I just thought it needed more of a brown tone to go with the paper!  I did put a touch of green on his eye and used a silver metallic pen on the basket and the chain circle thingy.  N grays for the bike tires and anywhere you see gray.  Wally was stamped on Paper Trey Ink  card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I used nestabilities circles HERE to cut and mat him.  Happy pedaling!  and shopping!

HERE is my post with the other NEW Cuddle Crew stamp Daisy… and HERE is my post with one of the new Sugars… Sugar September.

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Sweet Stop Sketch Saturday and Pumpkin Marci…

A cutie straight from the pumpkin patch!  Pumpkin Marci is from Lala Land Crafts, HERE.  So fun to color…love her shoes!  Always have had a weakness for shoes! Marci is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink HERE on Neenah Classic Crest 80# card-stock and colored with Copic Sketch Markers HERE.   I colored her a month or so ago,  so I’m not going to be real exact on the colors…pretty sure her shoes are the E40’s and the orange is YR12, 14 and 18….can’t remember her hair. Seems like the greens are YG41, 45.  Two Martha S. border punches, the fence HERE and the pumpkins.  Oval Nestabilities HERE.  The word border stamp is from Technique Tuesday,  the corner leaf flourishes and the word Autumn are from Inkadinkado.  The trees in the background are from Kodomo, a wood mounted tree set.

Here’s the Sweet Stop Sketch 75 for today!  Check it out and join the stamping fun!!! The DT is so inspiring with their cards every week!

I know, the sketch police are chasing me! NOT! lol  I didn’t get the shape quite right..oops!  and when I got stopped,  I pulled out my “creative license” again! ugh! lol  I tried,  I did!!!  I really did…but then that 6×12 piece of card-stock was laying there leftover from the last card that needed a green base… so I used it! lol

The challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is “Anything Goes” and over at Charisma Cardz Challenge it’s “Anything Goes”.  Stamp Something Challenge blog is “Fall Colors”  so I’m linking up!

have a great weekend everyone!  Appreciate your comments and the sharing you do on your blogs too!

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Sweet Stop Sketch 74, Doohickey dies and Printworks…

Saturday…time for a new Sweet Stop Sketch challenge!  I used my new Magnolia Doohickey Doily flowers and Bon Voyage Foliage dies HERE, a new Printworks stamp, D4066 Face Value,  HERE (add the item number to the comment box or email/call Nicole to order), The open scallop circle is a Nellie Snellen die but check out the  new ones from Spellbinders HERE….aren’t they cool!  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch,  pearls are from Hero Arts HERE,  Martha Stewart ribbon through Basic Grey paper ribbon HERE. The patten papers are from a mat stack type pad from K & Company.  Bazzill card-stocks for the base and matting.

Here’s this weeks sketch!

Hope you can join us …. notice the “spin”!  I didn’t do so good with that but I use my age for an excuse a lot – I get sidetracked really easy!  oh crazy!  Check out what the other gals did… Great inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Peek at a new release from Inky Impressions and the Sweet Stop Sketch!

Meet Nickie Running Late For School….that’s the story of my life! lol   The Fall release from Inky Impressions is awesome!  Nickie is one of six new images.  Every day for the next week there will be a new post on the Inky Impressions Blog showing the new images.  Then a blog hop with the release date!  I know,  it’s a killer waiting!!!

Nickie Running Late For School is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers. The ruler charm is from Inky Impressions…awesome charms, HERE. The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts, the “class notes” and A+ are from a dollar clear stamp set and the floral border stamp is from a Stampin Up Tag set.  abc123 border is a Martha Stewart border punch,  the flower border is an EK Success border punch.  The hearts are from a Quickutz die…cut mulitple times and layered up to be like chipboard.  A Marvy daisy punch and the branch is a die from Joycraft. The little button is from Lasting Impressions for Paper and the cord from JoAnns. Pattern Papers are from the Recess 6×6 pad by Basic Grey.

Here’s a close up of Nickie…(larger than actual size but I wanted you to see how awesome she is!)

I used today’s sketch for the Sweet Stop sketch challenge…SSS73.  Click on over and join the challenge.  Korin’s sketches are awesome, the DT cards are too!

Here’s a link to my other Inky Impressions cards,  HERE.  My granddaughters love stamping and coloring these girls too!  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to keep checking the Inky Impressions Challenge blog every day!

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Fall Hansel and the Sweet Stop Sketch…Printworks offer!!!

Another new Hansel, a Swiss Pixie, to make us smile….he’s thinking… fall is in the air!  Meet Fall Hansel and the two pumpkins in front are called Fall Scene.

Today’s new Sweet Stop Sketch….

Hansel up close…

The pumpkins and Hansel are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  Pumpkins – YR12, 14, 18,  Leaves – Y15, Y21, YR14, YG95, 95, E43, 47  Hat – E40’s Hair YR21, E97, 08, 19 Shirt – YG00 Pants – B21,23  Shoes – E40’s   The pattern paper is from Lasting Impressions for Paper, ribbon is from American Crafts and it is orange, looks almost red here!

Hope you can join us for this week’s Sweet Stop Sketch…I love Korin’s sketches!

Over at the Stamp Something challenge,  it’s anything cute right now and Hansel is that for sure!  : )

2010 Labor Day FREE shipping coupon…from Printworks…leave me a comment with your email address and I’ll forward the email to you – offer ends Sept. 7th!!!

Thanks for taking time to look on your busy Saturday!  I appreciate it!