Hogs & Kisses ~

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Stamp of the Month at From the Heart Stamps is this cute little pig all ready for Fall.  It comes with a bunch of sentiments too, and this for the current challenge.  I never get tired of the beautiful Fall color palette either!

Digital Image & Sentiment - From the Heart Stamps-Pumpkin PigWit
Card  Base - Stampin' Up
DP & the rest of the cardstock - CTMH
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, nestie, embossing folder, edge distresser, burlap string, a button, foam tape, and white glue.


 

Blue Painter's Tape ~

Monday, August 25, 2014

I think chocolate cake with pink frosting would fix anything, how about you?  It's hard to see in this photo, but I learned a new technique over the weekend with the blue painter's tape.  I did it behind the stamped cake, but I should have used a bit darker ink. Basically you just cut a strip of tape off and use it as the stamp into your ink pad, put the tape on your cardstock, tear it off, and viola you've got an instant, and perfectly matched to your cardstock, background.  Who knew it would bring me such joy!

Here is the one that we made at the CTMH party I went to on Saturday, which shows it a whole lot better:
Such a happy and pretty card ~ So fun!

Cake Card:
Stamp - Close to My Heart - A Chocolate Affair set (I won it as one of the door prizes!)
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cardstock - Stampin' Up
DP - Crate Paper/Maggie Holmes 6x6
Other Stuff - Doily, sequins, twine, blue painter's tape, ink, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

Butterfly Card:
All products are Close to My Heart 



Seriously Awesome ~

Friday, August 22, 2014


I'm here to tell you today about the Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up.  It's a monthly creative escape subscription with everything you need to make some seriously cute stuff!

After getting home on a Friday at noon after putting in my 40 hours for the week, I really don't want to have to think too hard anymore. This beautiful little box of goodness was just the ticket! 

All products - Stampin' Up!!!



Best Fishes ~

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We're halfway through the month of August already, so it's time for another card to inspire you to join in on this month's challenge, which is Humor Me.  If you haven't joined us yet, be sure to get your entry in and you could win some of the Hambo Stamps digitals!

Digital Image & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps-Fish Birds
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP & Tags -  Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes/6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval & scallop oval nesties, twine, clothespin, edge distresser, corner rounder, foam tape, and white glue.  



Par-Tea ~

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I changed the direction of my card vs the sketch, basically mirror image, because it just worked better for Miss Ruby here.
I just love her! 


Sketch Challenge - Sketch Saturday No. 323
Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps -Ruby
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - GCD Studios/Bonjour!
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, scallop scissor, circle punch, sequins, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, and white glue.

Celebratory Coffee ~

Monday, August 18, 2014

I will have to admit that my circles are much bigger than the sketch circles. You just never know where a sketch is going to take you, now do you?!

A few of my crafty gals and I recently had a flower swap, and I'm using one of them here that I received.  I love the color of course, but especially that it's from a recycled phone book!

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge No. 501
Digital Image - Saturated Canary
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - GCD Studios-Country Charm
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, circle nesties, burlap string, a button, foam tape, and white glue.
 

Time to Breathe ~

Friday, August 15, 2014

It's finally the weekend and time to take a deep breath....ahhh! Sorry I was absent a bit this week, but a migraine was haunting me for most of it.  I needed something pretty to wrap my head around, and this is what I came up with this afternoon...TGIF!!

Embossing Folder Stamping Tutorial

Card Base - Bazzill; Cardstock - Stampin' Up; DP - Crate Paper
Other Stuff - Embossing folder(s)/ink/dauber/water mister, Cricut/Art Booking cartridge-Hello, two flower punches, burlap string, sequins, edge distresser, and white glue.




 

You Warm My Heart ~

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

 A very special birthday toast to Monica of Hambo Stamps today!!  Have an awesome day girl ~ Enjoy it to the fullest!

Embossing Folder Stamping Tutorial

Digital Stamp & Sentiment - Hambo Stamps-Toaster
Card Base - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder/ink/dauber/spray mister, Cricut/Art Philosophy-pointed circle, sequins, edge distresser, burlap string, a button, foam tape, and white glue.
 

Funny Bunny ~

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 A comical little critter that I can see in my mind his nose just twitching away sniffing out the goodies!

This is for the Bugaboo Stamps-Stella Says Sketch #213 at the Catch the Bug Blog!

Digital Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps-Bunny Blocks
Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Authentique
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval & oval scallop punch, sequins, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


Garden Snowgirl ~

Sunday, August 10, 2014

 What do you do when you have a good friend who loves snowpeople and her birthday is in August?  Well you find one that's seasonally appropriate, that's what you do!  Leave it to Mary Ellen at Dearie Dolls to have just the thing I needed!
 A pretty little package of course too,
and she loves purple just like me!

Digital Image - Dearie Dolls

Digital Sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique
Card Base - Bazzil
DP - Card/Crate Paper & MME; Package-Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - Card/ProMarkers, burlap string, sequins, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue; Package/Circut-Art Philosophy flowers, doily, ribbon, ink/dauber, and a brad.


You're a Rock Star ~

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A rock star with a pink hat and a sparkly guitar is the only way to party...haha!  Just another one of my favorite digitals in action again today!

Embossing Folder Stamping Tutorial

Digital Image - Pink Petticoat (retired)
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Crate Paper
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, glitter pen, embossing folder/ink/dauber/spray mister, sequins, burlap string, a button, oval & scallop oval nestie, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

 

It's Raining Cupcakes ~

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What a lovely dream!  Did you notice they are all chocolate
cupcakes too?...yum!  There's a new challenge starting today at the Hambo Hoedown and it's all about Humor.  Everyone needs a little lift once in awhile, so why not create something to make us all smile.  You could win some free digital stamps too ~ Join in on the FUN!!

Digital Image - Hambo Stamps/Cupcake Rain
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - American Crafts/May Berry 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, Cricut/Art Philosophy-Banners, sequins, glitter pen (yes the frosting on all of them is sparkly), burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


Fish You Were Here ~

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

This dreamy and beautiful gal's name is Marisol, which is so fitting I think!  She is part of the new digital stamp release at Fresh Brewed Designs.  The bottom half of her is completely filled in with a sparkly glitter pen, which makes her even more beautiful. Thanks Heather for another awesome release, and for letting me be a part of it!

Digital Stamp - Marisol/Fresh Brewed Designs
Digital Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Card Base - Kraft / Blue Cardstock - CTMH
DP - K&Company
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, glitter pen, sentiment nestie, Cricut/Art Philosophy-flower, embossing folder, small flower punch, a button, burlap string, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


 

Fin-tastic ~

Monday, August 4, 2014

Meet Myrtle!  She's part of the new Mermaid digital stamp release at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Isn't she a stitch?  I'll have another one for you tomorrow, perhaps a bit more dreamy...so be sure to stop by and check her out!

Embossing Folder Stamping Tutorial

Digital Image - Myrtle/Fresh Brewed Designs
Card Base - Stampin' Up / Coral DP - CTMH
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, glitter pen/flower, embossing folder/ink/dauber/spray mister, doily, burlap string, a button, sequins, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

 

Muffin vs Cupcake ~

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I like either one, especially when they are dressed up so pretty like these are!  So celebrate today with one of them yourself, and I bet your day will be just a tiny bit happier!

Digital Sentiment - Create with TLC
Cupcake Stamp - Close to My Heart (retired)
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Crate Paper/Acorn Avenue 6x6
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, glitter pen/all of the frosting is sparkly :), oval nestie, Cricut/Art Philosophy scallop circle, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, and white glue.

  

Have a Tweet Day ~

Friday, August 1, 2014


 
I couldn't be happier it's Friday, and I'm sure you are too!  This groovy little gal certainly looks to be enjoying herself, and she just makes me smile looking at her!

Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps-Cherry Bird
Card Base - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder/ink/dauber/spray mister, circle nestie, Cricut/Art Philosophy-pointy circle, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs