Friday, July 29, 2011

Duuude!!!

"... where's my car!?!?" 
LOL, every time I hear "dude", I always think of that movie ;) 

Here I go again! 
Found some ooold papers yesterday and I knew right away which stamp I just haaad to use it with! 
This collection is called "Boys Only - No Girls Allowed" by My Mind's Eye... 
I love the 'No girls allowed' part, hee hee, my boys are going through that stage right now where sometimes they want me to give them a secret code in order to go into the room! LOL, their door is never ever closed, but just to be able to cross that invisible line, they want a code - which I always manage to get it right the first time, ha! 
This very handsome fella is Taylored Expressions "Justin" aka Justin Bieber! Oi! That boy gives me a headache, but he is the craze right now and the kiddies love him. And I am just a sucker for cute boy stamps, so I just had to have him too ;) 


Thanks for stopping by again! 
Enjoy your weekend peeps, xoxo 

Card Details: 
Stamp(s): Taylored Expressions - Moka Collection "Justin" Stamp Set 
Paper(s): My Mind's Eye "Boys Only" DP, Taylored Expressions Cardstock 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Medium Scallop Border Die, Maya Road Wooden Button, MFT Star Trio Die-namics, Small Circle Nesties, Baker's Twine

When Pigs Fly! and heArt Journaling...

It's Friday! It's Friday! Yippee yay :) 
(If you're looking for Riley and Company's Release and Blog Hop
please click HERE or scroll down! Thank you!!!)  

*Um, it's been a while since I've given you an extra long post, hee hee, so sit back and enjoy your cup-of-whatever and hang in there with me ;) 

I just haaaad to sit down yesterday morning and play with my July Key Ingredients Kit! 
I also knew that I needed to play with some of my neglected Greeting Farm stamps 
and seeing this week's Mystery Monday Challenge is to 'case or be inspired by' Mercy's card, 
I just had to do it!!! 
I also picked out some new-to-me challenges to play along with: 
I used Card Patterns Sketch #125, although, I do think I went a bit over the CAS look ;) 
and I also used The Ribbon Reel Challenge #7 (Chantilly Lace Color Challenge): to create a card inspired by their photo using White/Cream, Aqua, Pink and a Flower with Ribbon/Lace... I substituted the flower for a button since I didn't have a flower that matched and I was a bit too lazy to die-cut my own, lol. Hopefully this won't negate my entry... Ok, so here is what came together...  


I had to dust off my "Fly Away" Stamp Set and ink him up quick before he floated away! 
I have fallen SO in love with My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers!
This kit contains their Life of the Party DP, 
and if you've noticed, I've been using their Out of the Blue pad like crazy too! 
I paper pieced the heck out of this stamp, lol! 
The piggy and the balloons are all individually cut out, and some of the balloons are popped up for dimension... the only things not included in this months kit is the lace and pearls! 

I hope you likey! 
Please keep scrolling to see my first HeArt Journaling entry with 
The Greeting Farm's new inspiring art journaling class :)  

Card Details: 
TE July Key Ingredients Kit: 
My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Life of the Party" DP, TE Snow White CS, Maya Road Wooden Button, Baker's Twine, Ribbon  
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, Recollections Pearls, Lace, Small Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties


Heart Journaling with The Greeting Farm - Week 1: Spread Your Wings

For our first week, we were told to use "Wings" as our inspiration...
we could use butterflies, airplanes, angels, birds, etc.
Anything that is wing-ed!
We were also told to go out of our comfort zone...
that is something that I truly struggle with!
Just ask my sister! LOL! She'll vouch with how anal I am with my crafty supplies! How clean and organized everything is! I won't even let her use my stamps! I stamp them for her, so I can clean them off right away - me no likey any stains anywhere, oi! Now if only I could be SO thorough with my housecleaning and boys ;)

Moving along...
Here's what I started out with... 

It's been a very looong time since I've picked up a pencil to draw anything freehand... I doodle here and there, but I always hold back... long story for another post someday...
I started drawing my girl who I originally planned to be a butterfly-fairy and had chosen a very uplifting poem to go along with her... when I started to draw her wing, it just wasn't coming out very fairy-ish...
She then turned into an Angel... she's sad and happy at the same time - she's looking for guidance, for her balance between the happy and sad in her life right now...
I then used some water color crayons to add color, distressed stickles and liquid pearls to really make the wing look like tears...

I stopped there on the first day...
the next day, I thought that she need more color!
So I pulled out a very cheap set of Acrylic Paints, old brushes (if you look really close, you'll see a ton of hairs stuck in the paint, lol, oops!) and found some crystal effects...


Some close-ups... 
the bright red is actually a magenta,
I couldn't get the right settings on the camera to capture the real pink to this color,
it's quite lovely in person...


I really love how the water-y the crystal effects made the teardrops look.


As you can see, I totally went out of my comfort level in SO many ways!
"Wearing my heArt on my sleeve!" 

I am really looking forward to this week's inspiration challenge!
Thanks SO much for sticking with me on my post today!
Enjoy your TGIF!!! {hugs!}

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Route 66 and Platform 9 3/4... a Riley Blog Hop!!!

It's Riley and Company's Blog Hop 
and Release Day!!!
and it's a good thing, I think Riley is ready to go home
and start scrapping his vacation pics, postcards and souvenirs, hee hee :)

For today's hop, each of the DT's are giving away blog candy
aka one FREE Riley rubber stamp!!!
to one lucky random winner who leaves a comment in the first 24 hours!!!
Winners will be announced on the Riley and Company Blog on Sunday 7/31st...
So you better get hopping along ;)

"Oh where Oh where has our lil Riley gone!
Oh where Oh where can he can be???"


Riley is traveling right now...

He's going down Route 66!!! 
My boys think he's off looking for Lightening McQueen and Mater 
from Disney's CARS movies, LOL ;) 

... but instead he found a "port-key" and landed on ... 

Platform 9 and 3/4!!!
... and he's off with Harry Potter on the Hogwarts Express!!!
You should jump on the train with Riley and head on over to your next hop spot...
Therese of  Paper Frolic 


AND, when you're done hopping with Riley,
make sure you go back and order your new stamps!!! 
Riley has some FREE specials going on!!! 

Here's what's happening:
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING - 
on any new orders until Sunday night (7/31st)
Use coupon code FREESHIP 

ALL orders placed within the FIRST 24 hours, 
will receive a FREE Swimmer Riley :) 

Purchase the ENTIRE release, 
and you will receive a FREE Surfer Riley :) 



Thanks for stopping by :)
Enjoy hopping!!!  

Card 1 Details: 
Paper(s): Cosmo Cricket "Joy Ride" DP, TE Kraft CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket Button, Baker's Twine 

Card 2 Details: 
Paper(s): Creative Imaginations Harry Potter DP, TE Kraft CS, PTI Chocolate CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: Creative Imaginations Harry Potter Die Cuts and Stickers, Gems, Baker's Twine 

A Puppy 4 U!

'morning peeps!!! 
The week is almost over :)  So let's celebrate! 
Come play along with me and the rest of the Pixies with this week's 
This week's challenge is to create a monochromatic card/project 
using your favorite color!!! 
One random winner will receive their choice of a Pixie Dust Studio image :) 

Most of you know that my most fave color is PINK!!! 
My next best favorite is GREEN!!! 
and the one after that is... 

... whatever color this is suppose to be! LOL!
Is it blue-green? green-blue? Teal? Aquamarine??? 
Whatever it is, it's very pretty! 
and I've noticed that I keep using this color a lot lately! 
Isn't Max adorable! 
He looks a bit scared, I hope he's not afraid of heights ;) 
I wonder where he's flying off to.... 

I am also entering my card into The Spotted Chick's
That's Krafty Thursday #52! Just use Kraft Cardstock :)
Me loooves Kraft!!!
and I Followed The Recipe #17 at The Catered Crop! 
Here's the recipe I came up with using their list:
- Colors: Kraft and White
- Stamps and Stickers: sentiment
- Patterns: circles, gingham, scallops
- Color Mediums: Copic Markers
- Tools: Scallop Die
- Theme: Birthday



Thanks for stopping by and for all your awesome comments! 
hugs xoxo 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" DP, TE CS 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, American Crafts Thickers, 
MFT Scalloped Scallop Die-namics, Baker's Twine, Button

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Uh, Oh!

Hellooooo everyone :) 
It's day FIVE of Riley and Company sneak peeks today!
Woo hoo!!! 
This moose is one lucky guy! He gets to vacation in SO many spots for SO long, wish he would have taken me along with him... 

Uh, Oh!!! 
Someone looks a bit lost :( 

Poor lil guy! Looks like he's a bit lost to his next vacation spot... 
but never lose hope! He will find his way! 

Come back tomorrow and see where in the world Riley will end up :) 

Go see where else he's been today with the rest of the Moosemates!
Blog linkies are in my sidebar ;) 
and be sure to visit,  Stephanie Hill of Honey Boutique, our Moose Guest too! 

Enjoy your Wednesday :) :) :) 

Card Details: 
Stamp(s): Riley and Company "Map Riley" Rubber Stamp 
Paper(s): October Afternoon DP, TE CS
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, The Twinery Baker's Twine, Maya Road Wooden Button, Red Ribbon, Small Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Waterslide Fun!!! ETA: Riley and Company Challenge (Riley1511)

Day FOUR of Riley and Company sneak peeks today!!!
AND
it's challenge day too!
Sarah has come up with a fun challenge for us to play with :)
R is for Riley Recipe: 
Create a card/project using...
a Riley Stamp, the color Red (along with any other colors you like),
Ribbon and Rhinestones!!! 


Sooo, where in the world is Riley the Moose today?!?! 

Heeere he is!!! 

Riley is having waaay tooo muuuch fuuun :)
It has been SOOO hot here,
he must be out East {from us} at the Water Park having a blast!

This image was a ton of fun to color! I tried to color it up to really make it look like he's splashing down the slide! I can feel the rush of cool water :) Must be niiiic!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Moosemates blogs too!
and our guest too,  Stephanie Hill of Honey Boutique! 

Happy Tuesday :) 

Card Details: 
Stamp(s): Riley and Company "Waterslide Riley"  Rubber Stamp 
Paper(s): Fancy Pants Rusted Sun DP, TE CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: American Crafts Thickers, Small Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Maya Road Wooden Button, The Twinery Twine, Clear Crystal Dew Drops 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wild Thing!!!

It's Day THREE of Riley and Company sneak peeks!!! 

Where in the world is Riley the Moose now?!?! 

Let's see... 

Where do you think Riley is zipping through today??? 
Another adventure that I don't think I could ever do, 
not my fault that I'm afraid of heights too!!! ha! 
Oh, and being around boys 24/7, I can't help but wonder about what they said when they saw this Riley... "Do you think he has a wedgie???"  LMAO! Only boys ;) 

Now, it's time to check out the rest of the Moosemates Blogs to see where there Riley's are today!!! AND, we also have a guest joining us this week, Stephanie Hill of Honey Boutique! 

Enjoy your Tuesday sweet friends :*) 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" DP, TE CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: Small Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties, Maya Road Wooden Button, Baker's Twine 

I Love Hearing From You! {TPE109}

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and fun-filled weekend :) 
I have an amazing 'summer-cold', blech! and it didn't help that we had one of the hottest heatwaves ever! but it was wonderful to hide indoors for a few days, stay in pajamas and just relax, read and do some crafty stuffs :) Nothing better to revitalize the soul... and the nose ;) hee hee! 


It's time for another challenge at The Pink Elephant today!!! 
For this week, we are challenged to create a card/project themed...  
"Fun in the Sun"


What a sweet beach boy!!! 
I just looove his fish-y shorts!!! 
and I found some beach themed brads in my stash! lol! 

We are also being sponsored by Whimsie Doodles... 


... the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate! Whoot!!!

Please check out the rest of the DTs amazing creations this week!!! 
Thanks for stopping by :)
Happy Monday!!! 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): Echo Park Splash DP, TE CS 
Accessories: Making Memories Brads, Maya Road Wooden Button, The Twinery Twine, Ribbons 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Deep Sea-ing!

It's Day TWO of Riley and Company Sneak Peeks :) 

Where in the world is Riley today??? 
Hmmm, I'm thinking someplace very warm... 
Aruba? Jamaica? Hawaii??? 


"Deep Sea Diving Riley" is ah-maaaaazing!!! 
I could NEVER go under, so deep, in the waters, with sharks and squids... lol! 

The Moosemates have some wonderful creations for you today too!!!
Be sure to visit our guest too,  Stephanie Hill of Honey Boutique! 

Enjoy!!! 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): Echo Park Splash DP, TE CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, Cosmo Cricket Letter Stickers, Small Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties, Pearls, Ribbon

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Riley is a STAR!!!

Hey everyone!!! 
Did you hear that the most famous Moose in the world is going on VACATION!?!? 
Today starts the beginning of Riley's trip around the world, aka sneak peeks!!! 
The 15 NEW Riley Stamps and a set of Travel Riley Sticker Stamps will be available on
Thursday, July 28th at the Riley and Company Store! 

Pack your bags!!! 
It's time to see where in the world Riley is hanging out today :) 

Today, my Riley seems to be in California...

... "Riley is a Star!" at the Hollywood Walk of Fame :) 
Here's some tourist tips from Riley: 
When going to the Walk of Fame... 
be sure to wear comfy shoes! 
Don't forget your camera! 
Best time to take photos of the 'stars' is early morning 
... and wear comfy shoes!!! 

Be sure to check out the rest of the Moosemates Blogs to see where there Riley's have traveled to today!!! AND, we also have a guest joining us, Stephanie Hill of Honey Boutique! 

Happy Saturday friends! 
Please come back tomorrow to see where Riley will be then ;) 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" DP, TE CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, MFT Star Trio Die-namics, Small Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties, Gems 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dear Baby Deer...

It's release day at Pixie Dust Studio!!!
The new collection is available NOW in the SHOP!!!

We also have some NEW Pixies joining the DT today :)

A huuuge welcome to...

And a wonderful welcome back to... Suzi! 

And of course, the awesome Pixies that are continuing on with us...
CatCyndiErinGudrun


Here is my card using another wee cutie from the Oh Baby Collection... 
"Dear Baby Deer

I accidently printed out a bunch of my images on a large scale, lol! It's a bit much to color, but SO fun to have the extra space to color and work with :)  I just cannot let them sit aside just because I goofed, right?! hee hee! and I can't seem to remember the last card I created without adding some sort of scallop-thingy to it, LOL!

Here's the new collection!!! 

Be sure to visit the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog
for more creative ideas from the entire Pixie Team!
TGIF!!! 


Card Details: 
Paper(s): American Crafts Happy Go Lucky DP, Taylored Expressions CS 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, Small Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties, Pink Dotted Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Baby Bun Bun

Yay for Thursday! My fave day of the week :) 
It's also my Daddy's birthday today!!! 
Happy Birthday to you, Papa :) 
AND
it's also another Pixie Dust Studio Challenge with sneaks peeks TOO!!! 

This week's challenge is an amazing SKETCH CHALLENGE 
created by our Pixie Queen, Kathy :) 
Here is my card using another cutie from the new Oh Baby Collection


Doesn't he look squishy and huggable?!?! 
Love this lil guy :) 
I used my new TE Key Ingredients Kit and some things that were laying around on my desk! It's easier than taking the time to clean it up, LOL! I altered the flower, it came with a different button attached to it and wanted to add some extra twine... I also used some twine for the balloon's string - I was totally stressed out when I cut the string off, lol! and was so happy when I was able to glue the twine on with no problems at all :) 

Here's the awesome sketch! 
Everyone's free to play along :) 


Be sure to stop by and play peek-a-boo with the rest of the Pixies!!! 
and come back for tomorrow's sweet baby release :) 


Enjoy your Thursday!!! 
xoxo 

Card Details: 
TE Key Ingredients Kit: My Mind's Eye "Life of the Party" DP, Blossom, Aqua, Snow White CS and Ribbon 
Accessories: TE Scallop Border Die, Tim Holtz Tickers Prima Pearls, Maya Road Wooden Buttons, Baker's Twine, Small Circle Nestie, White Paper Doilie 

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions July 'Blast from the Past' Blog Hop!

"The Dog Days of Summer..."

It's that time of the month again!
Taylored Expressions  Blog Hop!
and this month's theme is "Sending You Sunshine"!

It's been SO hot these past few days, and the weather guy just said it's going to get HOTTER! Eeek! I guess we'll just be sitting around trying to stay cool :) Hence 'the dog days of summer'... hee hee!

I decided to use the "In the Park" Stamp Set...

... and my new pad of My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Out of the Blue" and Maya Road Wooden Buttons... I tried to create a little scenery for the pup! It was such a quick and fun card to put together!
And look! I even masked the pup onto the bench! SO proud of myself for trying something new :) 

I wanted to take a sec too to show off my next card ;)
My Parents are going to Puerto Rico this weekend and they will be attending my cousins wedding and they needed a card :) Here's what I came up with using the Moka Collection's "Jack" and "Charlotte"...


Such a sweet couple!
The sentiments are on the inside ;)

Thanks for hopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your day :) 




"Strollen Prince"

It's SNEAK PEEK time at Pixie Dust Studio!!! 


Isn't he the cutest tot you've ever seen!?!?
As you all know, I've been working hard on all of my scraps and found these October Afternoon DPs and just knew that it was a match made in heaven ;)

You'll see more cuties throughout today and tomorrow until release day! 


Be sure to check out the rest of the Pixie's blogs for more peek-a-boos :)

I'm sorry to be "short and sweet" with my post today, I really wanted to hop on and give you a quick peek before I caught up on some sleep before heading out on our very busy, but fun-filled day!
Oh, and I got to see my Harry yesterday!!! Epic!!! 
I never cried so much during any movie I have ever seen in my whole life!!!
I didn't even shed a tear for Leo in Titanic,
oh, and I think I'm the only girl that didn't see Titanic in the theater either {lol, ducking!}
A huuuge thanks to my lil sis, Sarabeth, for going with me :)
Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!!! 

Card Details: 
Stamp(s): Pixie Dust Studio - Oh Baby Collection "Strollen Prince" Digital Image 
Paper(s): October Afternoon DP, Taylored Expressions CS 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, Cosmo Cricket Letter Stickers, Prima Pearls, Ribbon  

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blush-ing...

Hey, hey! How's it going :)
I've been playing around with some scraps that were sitting on my desk and I always stamp 2 or 3 of the same images, it's always good to have a few laying around to color, right!? hee hee... so here's what I came up with yesterday... OH and of course I had a lil help from this week's The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Mystery Monday Challenge, which is to case or be inspired by Paula's card aaaand I also used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #126 :) 


I decided that Bonnie needed to be a dark redhead this time around :)
and I was trying to go with a monochromatic dark aqua but I didn't have cardstock to match and decided to throw in a bit of dark brown to go with the Kraft... I was inspired by the 'notebook DP' that Paula used, and the aqua color... the scattered pearls represent the flowers that she used too ;) 


.... hmmm, maybe a bit overboard with the pearls this time??? LOL!

I hope you likey!!!
Thank you ALL sooo very much for your wonderful comments!
This girl is always smiling :) :) :)
Happy Tuesday!!!
and to those of your traveling to CHA,
(you lucky lucky lucky peeps!) be safe!!! and have a TON of fun :) 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): My Mind's Eye DP and Talored Expressions CS 
Ink(s): Memento Tuxedo Black 
Copic(s): E00, E02, E93, 0, E08, E18, E19, BG10, BG15. BG49, BG53 
Accessories: TE Medium Scallop Border Die, MFT Notebook Edge Border Die-namic, Prima Pearls, Lace, Ribbon 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Catching Stars... {TPE108 Inspiration Challenge}

Happy Monday!!! 
I'm all ready to start this new week with a smile on my face and a positive attitude :) 
It's going to be a busy one, hee hee!!!

To start the week off right, I've got The Pink's Elephant's (TPE108) latest challenge... 

Create a card/project using this photo as your inspiration!

This week, we are also being sponsored by... Pixie Dust Studio!!! 
One lucky winner will receive 3 digital images :)

Here's my card using Pixie Dust Studio's "Catching Star"...


I thought that this scrap of The Girl's Paperie DP matched the cupcakes paper cup pretty good :) Had to add in the pink for the frosting and flower - added some look-a-like flowers AND add the silver doilie and sparkle for the cupcake holder handle thingy!  Me likey! I hope you do too :)

Here's a close-up to see the sparkle-y-ness ;) 


Be sure to check out the rest of the DTs inspiring cards!

Thanks! and Happy Monday :*) 

Card Details: 
Paper(s): The Girl's Paperie "Kitch" DP, Taylored Expressions CS 
Accessories: Silver Paper Doilie, MFT Scalloped Scallop Border Die-namics, Small Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Flowers