Friday, June 28, 2013

Simply Wonderful Birthday!


Hello Stampers and Friends,

Happy Holly-Day!  Whoo Hoo, looks like we made it to another glorious weekend!  Well I say that but I am actually working on Saturday, but I am off Sunday so from Saturday at 5 til Monday morning I am going to be stamping, stamping, stamping!  lol.  My camera decided it wanted to cast a mint shadow on an otherwise light tan background, but that's okay, I kinda like it, lol.  This is my card for the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.  And these are the products I've used:

LJD - Peaceful Wildflowers MFT

I think the Peaceful Wildflowers and matching die-namics will be in the store soon.  I know I sure love mine, they are just the perfect size.  I love the polka dot Greetings set as well.  It was quick and easy and now I have another birthday card in my arsenal. Something I can never have enough of. 
Our new hospital wide computer system did not go "live" until Tuesday at 5:00 pm.  So we have had three rough days.  Everyone is a new user, the nurses, doctors, etc.  They trained "super" users who are really great but they don't know it all that much better than I do at this point and so we are all trying to be patient.  Thankfully, you do not need a computer system to take really good care of your patients!  That's the good news.  So Saturday, tomorrow, I am on my own and we'll see what gets done, lol.  You know what they say, "the user is only as good as she is trained."  I'm also not part of the computer generation, so I feel like I have done really well considering, lol.  At least I am not alone.  Heck, I felt like a rock star just doing a blog, lol. 
Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Red, White, and Blue - Challenge 58


New Year Marci - La La Land Crafts

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Today is a new Challenge day over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  Our theme this week is Red, White, and Blue!  Just in time for the 4th of July!!! 

I'm using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No 106 and entering in the La La Land Facebook contest #16 - Red, White, and Blue! 

I love coloring Marci up, she is so adorable, no matter what she wears or what she is doing.  I thought her little sparkler was perfect for this challenge theme.  I did dab a little Glitter Glaze on her shoes and the sparkler and they do shine up very nicely in real life, but not on camera, lol.   I had this red garland on my desk since before Christmas and thought it was the perfect touch for this card instead of using traditional ribbon.  I don't usually make cards this big, lol,  but I did not want to cut the paper border, so a 6X6 is what it is. 

Thanks so much for Looking and for your Kind Comments.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Teddy Time

Hello and Happy Friday!  Whoo Hoo it is a Holly-Day!
Today is my day to post at the Loves Rubberstamps Inspiration Blog.  I am using the MFT sketch of the week.  I love this cute little gal.  Don't kids love winning stuffed animals at the fair?!  It's like a prized possession for this cheaply made toy that sits out in the dust and wind everyday until someone claims it for themselves. lol.   But they love winning them and having them as trophies. 
Our fair comes at the end of August and we dutifully hang out in the baking sun all day while we watch our little one go round and round on rides.  My favorite part is the corn dogs and the fried zucchini.  Sometimes we will go look at the exhibits but I have to tell you, all I hear about are the rides and when that part is over, we are so lethargic from standing in the sun all afternoon that we just want to head on home, lol.   I am happy to do it though, one of these days, he isn't going to want Mom and Dad standing around watching him. 
I hope you are having a great day and will have a chance to play in our Challenge this week - Summer Theme.
Thanks for looking and for your kind Comments

Copic List:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E93
Pants: RV06, RV04, RV02
Hair: E51, E53, E55, E57
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
Shirt: V12, V15, V17
Bear: E40, E41, E42, E43

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Snorkle

Hi Stampers and Friends,

We have a brand new challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog!  This week we are asking you to show us your Summer Theme's.  I used the cute CC Designs Swiss Pixie Snorkles, CC Cutters Bubble Border, MFT Die-namic Fishtail Flags Stax, Fishtail Flags Stax Layers, Circle Stax and Circle Stax set 2.  My paper is Echo Park - A perfect summer.  I colored her up with my Copic Markers and used some Glossy Accents and diamond dust glitter for her bathing suit and Glossy Accents for her goggles.  Oh I also inked her up with my Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-press It Copic Paper!

I don't know about you, but fun in the sun around here is swimming whenever we can get our son to a pool.  He loves the water!  Goggles are high on his priority list of things to have when he goes swimming.  I used to love to swim as a child as well.  So I can totally relate to this image, lol. 

I hope you will join us in this weeks Challenge and have fun!

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments,


I am using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch 186

Copic Marker List:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E93
Bathing Suit: YG09, YG 07, YG04
Flipper and Snorkle: C7, C5, C3
Belt and goggles: Y8, Y6, Y4, BG10 for lenses
Hair: V28, BV08, BV34, BV31

Friday, June 14, 2013

Farmer Girl

Hello Everyone,

It's a Happy Holly-Day Friday for me, I am off for the weekend and I am so looking forward to some quiet crafty time.   Today I am using the the adorable MFT P.I. Farmer Girl.   When I first saw this image, I thought of a country fair.  The hay bale, two sentiments, a chicken, a chick and a pig image comes with her and I jsut love them all, they are adorable.  I am using my Echo Park - A perfect Summer 6X6 papers.  I love the air balloons in the background and the primary colors.  The chicken wire is a new Die-Namic and oh boy, I have so many plans for this one!  I am also using Die-namic Mini Tabs Quartet.  I cut out a tab and then repositioned it over the edge and re cut it to make it shorter.  I airbrushed the background with my Copic Markers and colored her up with my Copics as well.  I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black and the paper is Copic X-press.

All of these cute P.I. girls remind me of my daughter when she was little.  She always had to have the perfect outfit for each occasion and her hair just so.  She was a girls girl.  Very quiet and shy and giggly.  I remember the neighbor asking me if I curled her hair everyday because the bottom of her hair curled up so perfectly.  No, it was natural, but it was a lot of work to keep it long and tangle free, lol.   But she was every Mom's dream of a little girl.

I hope you have time this weekend to do something you love. 


Copic List:
E000, E00, E21, E11, E93
Boots: Y8, Y6, Y4,
Hair: C7, C5, C3
Pocket and buttons: R29, R27, R24
Shirt: YR09, YR07, YR04
Overalls: B99, B97, B95
Hay: YR20, Y19
Sky: B21, BG11
Ground: E33, E31

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What's my Name?

I'm entering the Kenny K Contest for naming these girls!

1. Barbie
2. Lola
3. Loretta
4. Sasha
5. Pinky

lol, those were the first ones I thought of when I saw them.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Glitter Challenge Reminder



Hello Friends and Stampers,

This is for the All That Scraps Challenge Reminder Post - show us your Glitter.  I just read that All That Scraps is going to be changing their name to CC Design Rubber Stamps.  They have all kinds of great changes in the near future.  Unfortunately they will not be continuing the Challenge Blog, so this is my last card design for them. 

When I first read the Glitter Challenge, I wracked my brain to come up with something extra glittery.  Last week I applied glitter to my house on a hill CC Cutter.  This week, I am using Brigitta with a Popsicle.  I colored her with my Copic Markers, fussy cut her out, cut out an oval in white paper that fit my frame, and airbrushed the background.  The Oval die and shell die are from MFT Die-namics.  I had a little flip flop punch from EK success and I punched out a couple pink and a couple in hot pink.  I used the top portion in hot pink to match my card stock and applied a bead of glossy accents and then sprinkled some dazzling diamonds glitter over the top.  I also used Glossy Accents and glitter on the Popsicle and Brigitta's flip flops.  I forgot how much better I like using the Glossy Accents rather than glue with Glitter.  It keep the glitter on your project much better, lol.  The frame is a Spellbinder and I sponged around that and the shell with Memento Desert Sand. 

I hope you will play along with our Challenge.
If you decide to play with us here's what you need to know:
  • Your project must use a C.C. Designs stamp, including - AmyR, Drozy's Darlings, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas & Webbie's Words. It will be deleted if not.
  • Link up with Inlinkz by June 17th. This challenge will run two weeks.
  • Prize for this challenge is 2 C.C. Designs digi stamps of the winners choice

Thanks for Looking and for your Kind Comments.


I found a perfect Sketch to use at Sketch Saturday!

Copic List:
Skin: E000, E00, E93, E21, E11
Hair: E33, E51, E53, E55
Bathing Suit and Flip Flops: R85, R83, R81
Popsicle: Y8, Y6, Y4.
Sky: B21
Water: BG13
Sand: E33, E31

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rest and Relaxation



Hi Friends and Stampers,

It's time for a new Challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  This week we are doing Masculine Themes.  Our Sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter! 

I would like to thank The Paper Shelter for providing our design team with such adorable images!

I used copic paper to print of this image and colored with my Copic Markers.  I also used Fishtail Flags Stax and Fishtail Flags Stax Layers.  My Designer Paper is Echo Park.

I am so excited about the NEW products Laura has added to her store this past Sunday, go take a look!

Thanks for looking in on me today, I hope you will join us in this challenge!


Copic Markers:
Tree's: E29, E27, E25, E23
Hair: E59, E53, E39, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E93
Hammock: E43, E42, E41, E40
Rock: N4, N3, N2
Jeans: E99, E97, E95
Shirt and grass: E99, E94
Shoes: YR15, YR12
Newspaper: W2, W0

Friday, June 7, 2013

Just Relax

Happy Holly-Day! Friends and Stampers,

It's my day to inspire you over at the Loves Rubberstamps Inpiration Blog.

It's time to, "Just Relax" with this cute new Pure Innocence called Serenity. I love this one!
I have to admit, I do not get enough meditation time. There is very little time in my life where I get a few moments alone, but sometimes in mass chaos at work or home, I can close my eyes and meditate for just a moment and it seems to help. There is nothing better than clearing your mind of all the muddle before it refills again, lol.

I colored her up with my Copic Markers and used a few Die-namics - Pretty Posies, Fishtail Flag Stax, Fishtail Flag Layers Stax, Circle Stax, Decorative Doily. I used La La Land Large Flourish for the leaves, And I used some MME designer paper, and The Best Glue Ever!

I know some of you are waiting for an email back from Laura, and she will definitely answer back all her emails and add our Challenge Linky as soon as she can. She is very dedicated to her family situation right now, so please be patient and you will hear from her soon.

Thank you for checking in with us today, I hope I've been able to inspire you.


Copic Marker List:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E93
Hair: E51, E53, E55, E57
Pants: C7, C5, C3
Shoes: R85, R83, R81
Ground: E33, E31
Air: BG10
Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Princess and the Frog



Hello Friends and Stampers,

It's time for a new challenge over at the All That Scraps Challenge Blog.  This time we want to see your glitter.  I am using the new adorable, "Princess and the Frog" stamp.    I also used and glittered up my, "House on a Hill" CC Cutters die. I colored with my Copic Markers and used MME Cambridge Court 6X6 paper pad, along with my Die-namic Crown border. 

I just love the Princess and the Frog story.  I don't know about you, but I had to kiss a lot of toads before I found my Prince! lol.  It's so true though.  How about you?  You been there, done that too?

I just want to clarify something because there have been some rumors and questions going around.  This is my last month on the Challenge Design Team for All That Scraps.  I have had a great year with them and I love all their cute and adorable stamps.  So I will continue using them in the future.  ATS has some exciting changes coming very soon, so you do not want to miss it!  You can check out their Design Team Blog for all the latest happenings.

I just love Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketches!  She has a new sketch every other Sunday and that is so perfect for me and my sketching needs.  It's not always possible for me to play along with weekly sketches, so this works!  I hope you can check out her new sketch this Sunday and play along. 

I hope you can join us for this "Glitter" Challenge, I cannot wait to see what you make. 
If you decide to play with us here's what you need to know:
  • Your project must use a C.C. Designs stamp, including - AmyR, Drozy's Darlings, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas & Webbie's Words. It will be deleted if not.

Thanks for Looking and for your kind Comments!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Window Watcher

Art Impressions - Front-N-Backs

Annie- Front-n-Back

Window Front

Window Back

La La Land - Lily of the Valley Die

Hi Friends and Stampers,
It's time for a new challenge over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  This week is anything goes!  Whoo Hoo!  I've had these cute little Art Impressions sitting on my desk for a few weeks just waiting to get inky.  I knew about what I wanted to do, but finding time these days is proving to be a challenge in itself.  I am glad I did take the time though.  It's a bit of two cards in one, but I really like the final outcome. And no, her arm is not lined up correctly on the inside, but I didn't figure anyone would really notice all that much, lol.  And I didn't want to retry aligning it again, lol.  I'm terrible I know, lol.   Laura will be adding more Art Impressions to the store soon, in the meantime, if there is anything you want to get, make sure you send her an email, ( Have you had a chance to check the NEW ITEMS?  And you don't want to miss out on the Sunday Blog Hop, you have til Saturday to leave your comments to be eligible to win a prize!
I don't know if you all know this, but Laura has really been going through a lot family wise.  She works two jobs, takes care of her family, has her Grandmother staying with her so she can care for her just out of the hospital, and she runs her blogs and her store with a passion.  I think I can speak for the whole design team when I say she is wonderful to be a designer for.  Because she genuinely wants to please everyone and do everything for everyone.  It's very hard for her to accept help and even harder to ask for it.  If she has to make changes, she really puts her personal touch on it and let's us all know ahead of time.  I know there are a lot of store owners who don't associate with the design teams and even less with their customers, but Laura is the polar opposite.  I hope just knowing you are buying from such a sweet person, who has a passion for stamping and making our hobby a happy one will make you want to join in our challenges and shop in her store. 
We are on week three of Archie Bunker.  Although he is finally ours, we are still working out the newness and some of the rules.  I will say, he is quick to catch on and wants to do what I tell him despite his ornery side that wants his way, lol.  He can practically jump into my arms and gives it a collage try every time I come home from work.  He is so excited to see me and the family!  He still is not crazy about his little cage but he will be talked into it as long as there is a treat, lol.  The other dogs are starting to warm up to him a little bit more and they keep retesting the pack rules, lol.  My little Jeep is crazy about that dog, just loves him and all his silly little antics.  So getting Archy Bunker turned out to be a very good thing for us.
Jeep finished the 4th grade with a very decent report card and has started back to day care for the summer.  I did give him the option of staying home with me on my days off, but apparently there are some exciting things going on down there that he doesn't want to miss out on.  I love that!  I'm hoping to be able to take him and Reed somewhere fun this summer.  I just need more.....time.....and..... money!  Story of the world I know. 
Thanks for Looking and for your Kind comments.