Happy Halloween!!! ~

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I hope your Halloween is fun and safe and that you enjoy the time with family and friends!!  Enjoy!!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Wee Henry Vampire
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, twine, pop dots and glue.

Have a Happy Day ~

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 230!  The sponsor of this week's challenge is
StampFairy, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

StampFairy Bio:
"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.  Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.  You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.   Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images.  We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Digital Image - StampFairy
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Heidi Grace
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/ovals, burlap string, button, edge distresser, and glue.


 

Gifts & Giggles ~

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What a cutie, right?!  This is a gift card holder, with an insert to write a note to a special little lady.

Digital Image - Beary Wishes (freebie)
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up and DCWV's Tres Chic
DP - DCWV's Whimsy Stack 8x8
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, burlap string, button, scallop scissor, glitter, pop dots and white glue.

Little Helpers ~

Monday, October 28, 2013

We are 57 days away from Christmas (yikes)....but these little helpers sure would make it easier, wouldn't they?!

Happy Monday...

Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Bazzill Cardstock
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, glitter, burlap string, Stampin' Up button, and glue.

Heartfelt Thanks 2 ~

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Burlap is so popular right now, that I've been wanting to make a card with it since I made the first card like this with Aida fabric here.  Just a simple and sweet thank you!

Happy Weekend!

Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye/Bramble Rose
Other Stuff - Burlap, burlap string, filigree charm & brad-CTMH, edge distresser, glue.

Have a Grape Day ~

Thursday, October 24, 2013



What a cute Halloween costume this would be, with just purple balloons, right?!  I just
adore all of the little kids at Hambo Stamps, and of course the matching puns!

Don't forget that we are in the second week of the Baby Love card challenge at the Hambo Hoedown, so you've still got time to join us. Two winners will be chosen, Best in Show, and a random Queen of the Hoedown. Those winners will each receive a Hambo digital image as their prize, as well as a fun badge for their blogs.

Happy Friday-Eve!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps - Grapes Kid
Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday No. 316
Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/circles, edge distresser, burlap string, button, pop dots and glue.

You are so BOO-tiful ~

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 229!  The always wonderful and generous
sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps, and the Grand Prize winner will receive 7 digital stamps that equal $21.00!

Bugaboo Stamps Bio:
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky, to sugary sweet, to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps rubber stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps - JJ/October
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, rhinestones, edge distresser, pop dots and glue.
 



Mason Jar Thank You ~

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mason jars seem to be making a comeback and I love it!  I recently was able to purchase some online at a price that could not be beat, and I'm so glad I did.  They are so fun to drink out of, great to fill with all kinds of things to give as gifts, and of course for a few simple flowers.

The flowers and jar here were actually stamped with versamark and then chalked in to add the color and I have a bunch of them still around from oh....4 years ago!  I still think they're pretty and if my friend Jan is seeing this she's probably chucking right now, because I borrowed the stamps from her!  If you remember me mentioning yesterday that I was without my computer over the weekend, which meant I had to use things I already had in my "I'll use these someday" stash, and if nothing more it's a good reminder to do it more often!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Rubber Stamps - Endless Creations - I couldn't find them on their website anymore (go figure), but there are lots of other cute things there!
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Cosmo Cricket-Tea for Two 6x6
Other Stuff - Versamark, chalks, edge distresser, crochet thread, rhinestones, pop dots and liquid glue.
 

Slipping You a Note & a Hug ~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hey there and Happy Monday!  This image is such a favorite of mine I think all of my friends have seen it and know it well, but I just LUV it!  It's just so cute!

I actually had some computer issues yesterday, and that meant that I had to use things that I already had on hand, so I made 4 of these in different colors and papers since they were all printed out and waiting for me patiently.  I also liked this layout so much I used it again, even though I just used it last week so it probably looks familiar to you.

Have a fabulous day!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Indie Chic 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarker, glitter, edge distresser, button, crochet thread, and liquid glue.

Special Delivery ~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chinese take-out for dinner!!  I suppose that's what this image made me think of, which led to the sentiment that I used with it.  She's a freebie, and I can't pass that up, plus that little kitten pushed this one into the over the top cute department.

Have an awesome Saturday ~ will you be having chinese for dinner tonight?!

Digital Image - Just Inklined - Zei Noodles
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock & DP - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, bakery twine (still in food zone), sequins, glitter tape, edge distresser, glitter, pop dots and liquid glue.

The Big Cheese ~

Friday, October 18, 2013

I made this one for Boss's Day...the big cheese, get it?  This is a close personal Hambo Stamp favorite of mine too.

It's Friday!!  Make it a fantastic one, and be safe out there!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Mouse Chef
Sentiment - Stamp from Paper Smooches
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Dwell 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, edge distresser, button, crochet thread, pop dots and white glue.
 

From one Nut to Another ~

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday ~ Challenge No. 228!  The sponsor of this week's sketch is DigiStamp Boutique, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a £10 Voucher.  I just adore Alvin here, who is the cutest squirrel I've ever seen! 

DigiStamp Boutique Bio:
All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock ~ "My work means the world to me, it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit my family life too, often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating." 

I can't wait to see what you create with this amazing sketch this week!

Digital Image & Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique - Alvin Squirrel Set
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - My Mind's Eye - Reunion 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/flowers, round punch, craftworkcards candi, ink/sponge, burlap string, edge distresser, pop dots and white glue.


New KID on the Block ~

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There's a new challenge happening at Hambo Hoedown starting today, are you ready?  Here it is.....make a baby card with a non-traditional baby image!  I struggled for just a little bit, and then this Goat jumped up and waved it's hand, or is it a paw?  Anyway, let's see what kind of cleverness you've got going on with this fun challenge and join us!  All of the rules and more can be found here.

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Goat
Sentiment - I made it up...hehe
Sketch Challenge - Deconstructed Sketch No. 122
Cardstock & DP - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/stars, edge distresser, buttons, crochet thread, and white glue.

Happy New Gnome ~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A special New Home, or shall I say "Gnome" card using two different Hambo Stamps for this one!  I think they go together just perfectly, and I think you need them in your collection as well!

Don't forget tomorrow starts a new challenge at the Hambo Hoedown, so be sure to check back to see what it is and join us....here's a hint;  think stork!

Digital Images - Hambo Stamps; Wee Henry Gnome and Dog House Blues
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC - Gnomes Word Art
Sketch Challenge - Retro Sketches No. 85
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Cosmo Cricket-Tea for Two 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, kraft borders/CTMH, oval nestie, heart punch, edge distresser,  pop dots and white glue.

 

Have a Fun-Shiney Day

Monday, October 14, 2013

Isn't fun-shiney an awesome word?!  I hope your Monday has some fun and some shine in it, and if it hasn't happened yet, just look at this cute little Hippie Chick and I'm sure she will add a little bit of it to your day! She has a brother named Groovy Owen that's just as cute, and I'll have to create something for you with him soon too.

Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Sketch Challenge - Mojo Monday 315
Cardstock - Random
DP - Cosmo Cricket/Baby Jane 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, cricut/banners, flower punch, edge distresser, burlap string, circle punch, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.


 

Halloween Wishes ~

Saturday, October 12, 2013

As I was looking through my Cricut Artiste cartridge booklet, I saw this Halloween die cut, as well as the accent shape behind it, so I thought I'd just put another quick card for Halloween together while I had a little time on this busy Saturday morning!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and you are getting your Halloween cards ready to mail too!

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other Stuff - Cricut Artiste/CTMH, Xyron create-a-sticker, edge distresser, burlap string, button, pop dots and white glue.

I Love You This Much!

Friday, October 11, 2013


Awww.....right?  Isn't he the cutest?!  Another darling Hambo Stamp, and he sure melts my heart I tell ya.  Pick one up for yourself at the HOGtoberfest happening NOW through October 13th!  30% off!!


It's Friday....yippee!....and I hope you've got a great weekend in store for yourself!  Enjoy your Friday!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps - Hamster Heart
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Cosmo Cricket-Baby Jane 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nesties, die cut flower, craftworkcards candi center, pop dots and white glue.

 
 

Adopt the Pace of Nature ~

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy Sweet Sketch Wednesday No. 227!

The sponsor this week is Sassy Cheryl's, and doesn't Sally just have the face of a cherub? That big bow in her hair just sends this image over the top!  I just had to add some glitter to it.

If you'd like the chance to win a $5 Gift Certificate for some of these images of your own, then join in the fun at SSW and let's see your creation with this fun sketch!


Sassy Cheryl's Bio:
"Hi everyone! Sassy Cheryl here and I’m so happy to be sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.
I have been creating graphics and have licensed my work to companies such as Kohl's, Hobby Lobby and Shopko, among others, for over eight years. I started creating digital images about twelve years ago. I absolutely LOVE to draw and always carry a small sketchbook for those times when a bit of inspiration hits.  It's been a lifelong dream to become a working artist, and besides deadlines, I LOVE everything about what I do!  It really helps that I have a very supportive husband and son (they also can be my biggest critics!)
Through the digis I create, I’ve met so many wonderful, talented ladies. The projects they make using my images makes it all worth it. ‘Can’t wait to see what you will create with my Sassy images."

Digital Image & Sentiment - Sassy Cheryl's
Cardstock & DP - Close to My Heart
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nestie, glitter, CTMH butterflies, rhinestones, pop dots and white glue.
Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs