Hey There Cupcake!

This was made for a sketch challenge for the Creative Cuts and More design team members for the month of February. We had two sketch challenges that we could choose from (and you know how much I enjoy sketch challenges). You can see what the other sketch was if you mosy on over to Toni's blog. I have to say, I think that this turned out stinking cute! I typically am not pleased with my attempts at clean, no layer cards (I always like everyone else's, just not mine). I think that this is the first one that I have made that I actually really like (although please feel free to ignore the paperclip in the picture. This was the best way to get a picture of the image within the window)! *wink*

I started off with an A2 Small Circle Window Card in Cryogen White (Curious Metallic). I first masked off a long rectangular section using two post-it notes. I sponged Gable Green dye ink between the two masks, being careful to have the color lighter (almost white) towards the middle. Next I stamped various ribbons (from the Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon set) in Versamagic Pretty Petunia within the green section. I then used the same Pretty Petunia ink to stamp the sentiment in the lower left hand corner of the card front. My next step was to place a Scallop Frame die cut in Amethyst (Stardream Metallic) to frame the circle. I *heart* this Amethyst color (it reminds me of a beautiful light Tanzanite color, which is one of my favorite gemstones)! Terry offers this Scallop Frame in her store but she doesn't have everything posted on the website yet (once it has been added to the website, I'll edit this post with a link). On the inside of the card, I lined up a cupcake image from my new Hero Arts Cupcakes set using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig. I colored the cupcake image with my watercolor crayons and an aquapainter and then added some diamond stickles to the frosting.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wild Thing...I think I LOVE you!

ETA: Whoops...hit upload too quickly. Forgot to post a picture of the actual card! LOL!

I recently one a lovely set of stamps from Julee over at Verve Visual. I picked the Fancy Florals Remixed set as my free set but *ahem* had to order a few more things to help round out the envelope (why let a perfectly good envelope go to waste shipping just one little thing)! :-) Talk about super fast shipping! I think I received my ship notice late Wednesday night (I placed my order on Wednesday) and received it beautifully packaged in my mailbox on Friday. Thanks Julee!

I made this for Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge over on her blog (Mojo25)! I think if there is only one sketch challenge that I have a chance to do weekly, it will always be Julee's. I *heart* her sketches! I used my new Verve Visual Wild Thing set to make this card for my oldest son to tuck in his lunchbox next week. The second I saw this set, I was in love with it. Unfortunately, not having any employment offers in sight at the time, I had to restrict myself from purchasing the set when it first came out. I will be starting my new job tomorrow and I know that my oldest son will be hit the hardest by my being gone again. Unfortunately my new hours will be 2:30 pm - 11:30 pm, and since my oldest always wants me to snuggle him at night for a few minutes before he goes to sleep, he's going to be missing me. However the nice thing about these hours is that I'll be spending time with both of my boys during the day at Harland's school (so hopefully that will make up for the missing mommy at night thing). I know that Harland's teacher is really looking forward to having help during the day.

Karrie was also so sweet in nominating me for the Excellent award (she's such a sweetie)! I think just about everyone that I know of that blogs has this award up on their blog already, so I'm just gonna say "Thank you very much"!

Card details:
Stamps: Wild Thing (Verve Visual)
Cardstock: Papertrey White, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Wild Thing dp (KI Memories)
Other: Dew Drops, Diamond Stickles, Dew Drops, glue dots, dimensionals, Cuttlebug

If casing you is wrong...I don't want to be right!

*snort*! When I saw who today's Featured Stamper was on Splitcoaststampers, I jumped at the chance to make a card. The very talented Mary Jo Albright is the featured stamper today and she just oozes talent out of every single one of her pores. I know that she inspires me often with her lovely creations! I didn't even have to go far to find a card to case as she has posted the most adorable TCP creations within the past few days (and you know how I love my TCP)! Here is the card that I cased. The rules for the challenge are to case a card, but change up three elements. For my card, I changed the format of the card from square to rectangle, changed the TCP images, and I changed up the colors and designer paper used.

Thanks Beth for the awesome challenge!

Card details:
Stamps: Havin' a Pow Wow (TCP)
Ink: Black Staz-On, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Shimmery White, Outlaw (retired dp SU)
Other: Twill, copper brads (MM), Copic Spica glitter pens, piercer and mat pack, WWC


My future's so bright...I gotta wear shades!

I can't remember the last time that I used such a bright color combination. Heck...this might be the FIRST time that I've used such a bright color combination! LOL! Sorry for the poor quality picture. We have a cold front moving in and the natural light inside isn't the best right now. Just imagine that the flower is very sparkly! This card is doing double duty for a couple of challenges over on Splitcoaststampers. This is for the Thursday "Open a Window Take Two" (WT154) and the Saturday Inspiration Challenge 116 (IC116). The Thursday challenge was to make a card with a window. The Saturday inspiration challenge was based off this colorful scene found in the Country Living Magazine. As you can see, I pulled colors from the scene to make this cheerful card.

I was lucky enough to have a window card in the perfect shade of green from Creative Cuts & More. This is the A7 Square Window Card in Apple Crush (Bazzill Smoothies). I stamped the Polka Dots backgrounder from SU on 3/4 of the card front in Basic Black. I then cut a small slit on the spine of the card in which to thread a scrap of some Polka Dot ribbon through to tie around the left side of the card. The focal image is a beautiful Poppy image from Stampendous (Open Bloom). I stamped the Poppy on Citrine Stardream Metallic cardstock with Black Staz-On. I watercolored with a Pixie Pink watercolor crayon and then lightly outlined the flower with Cool Caribbean reinker to make it pop a little. I then took the flower center (which is a separate stamp that is included in the Open Bloom set) and stamped using my Essential Glue Pad from Tsukineko. I then used Black fun flock to make the center of my poppy fuzzy. I also outlined my flower using my Quickie Glue pen (which is great for detail work) and then covered with some Dazzling Diamond glitter. I then placed a few dots in the corner with my black glaze pen from Sakura. This image was matted on some more Bazzill Smoothies in Grapefruit Bliss.

Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!


Here comes Peter Cottontail....

This is one of the very first rubber stamps that I have ever purchased. It is made by Holly Berry House (which also happens to be made locally here in Colorado Springs). This stamp is quite large (it measures 4"x5") and is a little intimidating to watercolor due to all the little details. I actually wasn't happy with my watercoloring and was about to relegate it to the paper file when I decided to try adding some glitter. Whoever invented glitter is GENIOUS in my book! Glitter is just what this little bunny was needing!

The card is pretty straightforward. The Chocolate Chip card base is 5 1/2" square. I don't know if you can see it, but I stamped the Sanded background in Pale Plum craft on the base of the card. Peter is stamped in Timber Brown Staz-On and is colored with a plethora of products (reinkers, WWC, Copic Spica glitter pens). To the bunny's coat and pants I added some of my much hoarded Art Institute glitter in a pale blue and a pale purple. All of the other glittery accents is Dazzling Diamonds (SU).

And to Sharon in NE, I truly apologize for the childhood song that will be playing in your head for the remainder of the day. LOL!

Card recipe:
Stamps: 6083 LQ (Holly Berry House), Sanded and All Holidays (SU)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Shimmery White
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, various to watercolor
Accessories: Art Institute & Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Copic Spica glitter pens, Chocolate Chip Taffetta, dimensionals, Perfect Layers, Cutter Kit, Small Corner Rounder


Cat on a light gray roof...

Here is a picture of Rocky...being Rocky. This is the view looking out the window of my stamp room (excuse the dirty has been too cold to clean the window on the 2cd story of my house). Rocky likes to go after the birds in "their" element. He also likes to survey his domain from this vantage view (plus Shadow can't terrorize him up here).

This is the card that my oldest son will be receiving for his 6th birthday from Rocky. I'm a little ahead of the game as his birthday is in early March. :-) I tried to take my color inspiration from this fun Salsa Celebration paper. The layout comes from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge (WSC34).

Card details:

Stamps: Sprinkle and Lil Party Hat (The Cats Pajamas)

Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Taken with Teal, Shimmery White, Salsa Celebration dp

Ink: Staz-On Black, Pink Passion craft

Other: Chipboard Number (Basic Grey), Heidi Swapp bling, Copic Spica glitter pens, cuttlebug Spots & Dots, Rectangle Nesties


I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to be on the design team for Creative Cuts and More. I will be working with some of my stamping idols on this team (I'm quite giddy at the very thought)! CC&M has an abundance of die cut items in every color and texture imaginable. Beautiful shimmery metallics (if you like shimmer you'll go crazy over the metallic selection that she has). I am going to have so much fun creating 3D projects and special cards!

Terry (the owner of CC&M) sent this heavenly package out to all us that had all of these beautiful color swatches of cardstock (I swear I holed myself up in my stamp area for the better part of a half hour just ogling the cardstock samples). She also included a couple of samples of some of her die cuts to play with.

The above card uses the Tag Card with Page Insert (bottom opening) in Wisteria and Serenade (Bazzill Canvas Texture). I don't know how she knew, but this shade of purple is one of my absolute favorites in the world (reminds me of a lighter colored Tanzanite)!

Here is a view of the inside of the card so you can see the page insert:

Card details:
Stamps: Grasshopper Fluffles (Stampendous)
Cardstock: Wisteria & Serenade (Bazzill Canvas Texture), Papaya Blast (Bazzill Smoothies), Crystal (Stardream Metallic)
Ink: Staz-On Black
Other: WWC, glitter, ribbon from my stash, MM spiral clip


Meet George Jetson

If the Jetson's had a cat, don't you think Sprinkle would be it? And she would be buzzing around in a little spaceship just like this one! Remember that happy little buzzing sound all the vehicles used to make? I swear that sound has been buzzing in my head the entire time I've been making this card (along with the theme song which is now in YOUR head I'm betting....LOL)!
I made this for Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge over on her blog. I really like how this card turned out even though for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what embellishment to use in the lower right hand corner of the main image. Nothing that I have seemed to fit. If you can think of anything that you would do, let me know as I'm open to ideas.
I LOVE how the Linograph background turned out! I stamped the background with Craft Black and then embossed with some Hologram Highlights embossing powder. It is so sparkly IRL! I cut the background into three panels and mounted on a Soft Sky piece. I then took some Soft Sky stitched ribbon and attached three Pewter Build-a-Brads evenly down the side. The inside of the brad uses a rub-on from the Eastern Eclectic pack from SU.
For the main image, I stamped Little Sprinkle with Black Staz-On on Shimmery White cardstock. I then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the Small Ship in Basic Grey. I colored Sprinkle in with my Copic Spica glitter pens and then outlined with a very light grey Copic marker to make her pop a little more. I then used a Basic Black marker to ink up just the vapor trail from Love Rocket (which was also colored in with my Copic Spica glitter pens). I used my corner rounder on two opposite corners and then used my Perfect Layers tool to make to 1/16th inch mats with Basic Black and Soft Sky. The main image was then added to the Linograph background with dimensionals. The entire panel was then added to a Blue Bayou card base.
Have a wonderful Sunday! It is cold and snowing in Colorado Springs (perfect stamping weather)!
Card details:
Stamps: Little Sprinkle, Small Ship, Love Rocket (all from The Cats Pajamas), Linograph (retired SU)
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Ink: Staz-On Black, Basic Grey, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Craft Black
Other: Hologram Highlights ep, Build-a-Brads, Eastern Eclectic rub-ons, Soft Sky stitched ribbon, corner rounder and 1/2 " Circle punches, glue dots, dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig.


A tag...and a badge

I was tagged by Toni to share 7 random/weird facts about myself. goes.

1. I know all of the Auxiliary Verbs in the English language. Really I do.

should....will....would...must. I remember these even at the ripe old age of 39 because I had a demented English teacher in the 7th grade that made all my classmates and I repeat this as fast as we could...over and over and over. I would venture a guess that this is one English lesson that stuck with all of us.

2. This same English teacher had us all writing a Baby's First Alphabet book in the 7th grade (when we were learning poetry). To get us into it (after all...we were in our teens and our hormones were out of control), our class opted to have all of the babies perish in some weird way. We also illustrated our writings. I had the letters A (A is for Agnus who slipped on a rug) and B (B is for Buckwheat done in by a thug). At my 10th class reunion, Mr. Tornes brought our Alphabet book for us to reminisce over.

3. Both of my children were delivered via C-Section.

4. I can play the Clarinet and Saxophone.

5. I met my husband through my brother and former sister-in-law. My husband is my former sister-in-laws brother, so we were double "in-laws" for a while.

6. I used to be fairly blonde. As I have gotten older (and had children) my hair color is now naturally a medium brown (with a few grays as a bonus). Thank goodness for highlights! I swear my youngest child sucked all of the pretty blonde out of me.

7. I LOVE 80's New Wave music and have a bunch of songs loaded on my IPOD. The music just takes me back to my childhood and can always put me in a good mood.

I hope the Babies First Alphabet book doesn't frighten too many of you. I am totally non-violent and love children.

Toni also gave me this super cool badge! Thanks Toni!

Chocolate Sprinkle

Here is a picture of the roses that my husband purchased for me for Valentine's Day. My husband never buys me flowers, so I was quite surprised when he gave these to me. They smell so beautiful!

Below are some little treats that I made for some of Harland's teachers (i.e. Spanish and music) as well as the office workers at his school. I made the acetate box myself using a template that Lauren Meader (aka creative genious stamping goddess) provided on her blog. Lauren used Dove chocolates in hers, however I was running short of time and knew that I wasn't going to have enough time to run to the store before Harland's Kindergarten Valentine's Day party. I did have two almost full bags of Hershey Nuggets left over from the Nugget Tin that I made for Harland's teacher (would you believe that I forgot to take a picture...arrgghh!). Lauren, you'll be happy to know that your box holds 9 nuggets perfectly! The photo doesn't show it too well, but I stamped the Medium and Small Heart Circles in Staz-On Cotton White on the acetate. The nugget wrapper just has the Small Heart Circle stamped in Pretty in Pink on the mailing labels.

Thanks for the awesome template Lauren! I'll definately be using it again.

Project details:
Stamps: Cupid Kitty, Medium Heart Circle, Small Heart Circle (all from The Cats Pajamas)
Ink: Staz On Black and Cotton White, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Papertrey White
Other: Pink Grosgrain ribbon, Pretty in Pink eyelet, Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, WWC, Sakura Stardust pen, Spica glitter pens


Happy Valentine's Day!

I just wanted to quickly post a Happy Valentine's Day wish for all of you! I have a picture of some cute treats that I made for Harland's teachers that I'll upload later tonight (they feature Sprinkle) as I'm right in the middle of trying to cook dinner for the kiddos!

Stay tuned!



The Tooth Fairy paid a visit last night.....

Harland lost his third tooth last night! When I was working, I just never seemed to have the opportunity to make him a Tooth Fairy tin (even though I had purchased the supplies needed to make one). Between all the overtime I was working, the commuting, the eye patch therapy, and helping him with his homework (I don't remember having homework as a Kindergartener) there just wasn't enough time to get one made (as I had to be at work at 6:00 AM). I'm going to be working on a Tooth Fairy tin for Christopher over the next few days so I can have it all ready to go when the time comes that he'll need one.

Harland's favorite color is green so I tried to incorporate lots of green elements on his tin. I had a blast making this for my little man! I'm hoping to have a birthday card made with Sprinkle and Beate's weekend sketch challenge posted later today too (Harland's 6th birthday is coming up early March).

Here is a view of the tin from the side:

Tin details:

Stamps: Fairies (Crafty Secrets), Rough Edges Alphabet
Ink: Staz-On Black, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Shimmery White

Other: Acetate, WWC, Twinkling H2O's, Copic Spica Glitter pens, Water Baubles, Waterfall and Lime Green Stickles, red line tape, glue dots, corner rounder, tin

Kindergarten Homework....

My oldest son is in Kindergarten. Part of last weeks "homework" was to create a mailbox of sorts to deposit Valentine's from classmates. Believe me when I say that I was ALL OVER this project! :-) Harland and I went to Michael's in search of the perfect box to use. I found this cute pressboard wood box for $4.99 (yes I know I could have used a shoebox, I just figured that this would be much cuter)! The box even had the opening cut out of the top already (a huge bonus if you ask me). We then went to Archiver's to pick out the items that we would use to decorate the box.
We first painted the box with Strawberries and Cream acrylic paint (Making Memories). Once the paint dried, we measured the box and applied the paper to all outside surface areas using Royal Coat Decoupage Finish in clear. The patterned paper is called "Wild Thing" and is made by KI Memories and is from their Valentine's line from last year (I think the title of paper is so appropriate for my little guy and I love the fact that the paper itself isn't 100% girly). The glittered chipboard letters, felt stickers, and rhinestone bling are all from K&Co's Smitten line. We also wound up using some extra little red epoxy hearts from Cloud 9. Harland just loved decorating his box! I'm betting that all of his little girlfriend admirers will absolutely love it!
Here is a view of the box from the side:

On a personal note, my job interview today went very well. The recruiter who interviewed me made me an offer within 10 minutes of speaking with her. I start on February 25th. I am so grateful for this opportunity and thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers!
Ink: None (gasp)
Paper: Wild Thing (KI Memories)
Other: Felt Stickers, Bling, Glittered Chipboard Letters (all by K&Co Smitten line), Cloud 9 Red Epoxy Heart stickers, Strawberries and Cream acrylic paint (Making Memories)


Blue Bird of Happiness

I made this for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge over on her blog (Mojo23). I love making square cards so this sketch was right up my alley! The card itself is 5 1/4 inch square and goes back to the very first stamping style that I really fell in love with. I first fell in love with Shabby Chic and vintage looks. All the distressing and direct to paper....sigh! Now when I think about it, I don't think that I have a certain 'style' at all. I love it ALL! I love whimsical, clean, retro, vintage, etc. What's that old saying? Jack of all trades, master of none! I guess that's me in a nutshell!

The card uses another image from my Birds Galore set (Inkadinkado). I inked up the little bird in Soft Sky and then rock-n-rolled in Close to Cocoa. The image is stamped on Shimmery White. I then took some Chocolate Chip dtp around the edges. The image was then matted with Chocolate Chip and distressed with my SU distresser tool. The background flourish is from the Pollen Dust acrylic set (Fancy Pants). This was also inked up in Chocolate Chip (with more Chocolate Chip dtp around all edges). I used my SU French Script background stamp on the vertical panel (you guessed it...inked up in Chocolate Chip with more Chocolate Chip dtp and then distressed with my distresser tool). The horizontal layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder. I used my slot punch to run some Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon along the length of the card. I finished the card off with a little diamond stickles and an Antique Silver Chantilly Charm (Imaginisce).

Thanks for looking!

Card details:

Stamps: Birds Galore (Inkadinkado), Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants), French Script (SU)

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White

Ink: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Other: Textile embossing folder, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, slot punch, Cutter Kit, Diamond stickles, Chantilly Charms (Imaginisce), Pewter brad, dimensionals

Tag...I'm it!

That little stinker Karrie tagged me over on her blog!

Here are the details on how to play along: You must post the rules before you give your answers.You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter.If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. (let me just say, it is a darn good thing that I have a middle name cause Dexheimer would have just been wayyyyyyy tooooooo looonnnnnng!!)After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details).

Ok, so here goes:

Sentimental - This work describes me quite well. I am a horrible romantic and have teared up in front of my husband (much to my dismay) during commercials or cartoons. Seriously, does anyone remember the commercial (I think it was for Folgers coffee) where it shows a little boy and his little puppy together. They play fetch with a baseball and all is well. The next vignette shows the boy all grown up and obviously leaving for college. The camera pans to the dog who is looking through the screen door with the ball in his mouth. As soon as the kid drives away the ball drops out of the dogs mouth. The next vignette shows the boy returning home with the dog joyously bounding towards him with the ball in his mouth. Makes me almost tear up just thinking about it!

Understanding - I am probably one of the most understanding and forgiving people I know.

Exact - I am detail oriented. I mean really detail oriented. Most people take notes. I take notes and then I rewrite my notes so that they can be perfect.

So there you have it, my name is Linda Sue (i.e. Linda Sue...where are you?)! Now according to the rules of the game I'm supposed to tag three others. Please don't feel like you have to do this, only do it if you want to. I'm going to tag Anna, Julee, and Leslie.


Red Robin Fly Away Home

I made this for todays Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers (SC162). It's a great sketch don't you think? I've been wanting to get my new Birds Galore set from Inkadinkado inky and thought this sketch was perfect for this little bird (he's my favorite from the whole set).

I used my Stylized Flowers embossing folder for the Regal Rose layer. I stamped my little Robin (that's what he is to me anyway) in Staz-On Timber Brown and then watercolored with reinkers and then added a few little dabs of diamond stickles for a little bling. I sponged Chocolate Chip ink on both of the designer paper pieces before matting with Chocolate Chip.

I have a fun project coming up that I can't wait to get started. Harland has a homework assignment to make a mailbox of sorts to contain his Valentines that he will be receiving in Kindergarten class (I remember doing this when I was a little girl). I am SO excited and can't wait to get started on this (Harland is excited to and can't wait to help)! I purchased a little wooden box from Michael's that already has an opening cut out of the top. I have some really cute Zebra patterned paper (I didn't want it too girly) and some really nice Valentine embellishments from K&Co that will make for a cute project.

On a personal note, I've been nursing a sore back for the past few days. I tweaked my back good and I'm walking around like a little old lady (at least that's what I feel like). I also have an interview with a company in Colorado Springs this coming Monday, so if you could send some good interview mojo my way, I would appreciate it. Interviews always make me so nervous and it has been so long since I have had to do this.

Card details:
Stamps: Birds Galore (Inkadinkado)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Shimmery White, Phoebe dp (Basic Grey)
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown, Chocolate Chip
Other: WWC, Diamond Stickles, small corner rounder, Primas, copper brad (MM), dimensionals, Stylized Flowers embossing folder.


Anna's Posies

Julee posted an awesome sketch over on her Verve Visual blog (two awesome Julee sketches in one week...huge sigh of happiness) and Karrie and I decided that we would each create something with the sketch and some Whipper Snapper stamps. Here is a link to the super cute card that Karrie made. It's funny that we both chose to use images designed by the ultra talented Anna Wight.
I used Anna's new Posies for You set that was just released this month (Anna will be designing a new UM set for Whipper Snapper each month per my understanding). It was love at first site when I first saw the images on Anna's blog. I love flowers and will indulge myself in flower images whenever I see something I like!
I colored the Posies (this is probably my favorite image) with both my watercolor crayons and Twinkling H2O's (the white part of the daisy). I then highlighted with Diamond Stickles. The print pattern background was stamped with Versamark ink on Cardstock Vellum and then heat embossed. The rest is pretty straight forward so I won't bore you with the details.
Card details:
Stamps: Posies for You (Whipper Snapper), Print Pattern (SU Background)
CS: So Saffron, Shimmery White, Basic Grey, Cardstock Vellum
Ink: Staz-On Black, Basic Grey, Versamark
Other: Detail White ep, Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Twinkling H2O's, Diamond Stickles, WWC, Rich Regals brads, flower eyelets (MM), Square Nesties, glue dots, dimensionals


Sprinkle Hits the Beach

I was going through my photo files, and realized that I never uploaded this little beauty to my blog (for shame)! I had made this for the Dare to get Dirty challenges over on SCS back in July 2007 (can you believe I didn't upload this here)! I had made this for Beate's sketch challenge and Sweet Miss Daisy's pet challenge. This image is just what I needed on the cold CO day (it's snowing again)!

Card Details:

Stamps: Sprinkle Annette, 3 Small Flowers, Hot Stuff (all from The Cats Pajamas)

CS: Cool Caribbean, Gable Green, Shimmery White, Flair Designs dp

Ink: Staz-On Black, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise

Other: White Eyelets, Crop-o-Dile, paper piercer and mat pack, clear glaze pen, stardust shimmer pen, Marvy Scalloped punch

A whole lot of Sprinkle going on (and Love Puppy too)!

I made this for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #33 (WSC33) on her blog. I don't typically make long cards but I'm really glad I did for this challenge (card size is 4" x 8 1/2"). When I started thinking about what images I had that would fit the small scale of the punched out windows, I immediately thought of my The Cats Pajamas stamps (from the Spring Valentine's release). They were perfect! Gotta make this a quick post...I have the house to myself and I'm going to use this time to clean (ick!)! It's amazing what two little boys (otherwise known as tornadoes) can do to a house in a relatively short amount of time!

Card details:
Stamps (in order of their appearence): Angel Sprinkle, Love Puppy, Cupid Kitty, Lovestuck
CS: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Love Lines dp (Cloud 9)
Ink: Staz On Black, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Other: Heart and Scalloped Heart Nesties, Copic glitter pen, WWC, Epoxy Heart stickers (Cloud 9), Square (1 3/8) and word window punches, Perfect Layers tool, D'vine Swirls embossing folder, polka dot ribbon, silver cord
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