Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bubble Tales

This is a stamp from Faerie Song Art Stamps designed by Michelle Perkett. Between my love of mermaids and love of books it was a no brainer that I had to have her!!!

I actually created the card using the sketch challenge for the FSAS group on Paper Craft Planet.


It is New Year's Eve Day and I am excited!! I am excited for a brand new year. A fresh start and the ability to be thankful for all my blessings in 2009.

Thank you to all my wonderful friends who have been so supportive of me.
Thank you to my family for being exactly who they are and letting me be me as well and loving me anyway :)
Thank you to the wonderful stamps companies that have given me the opportunity to design for them. I have enjoyed it all and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come!

Have a fabulous 2010 and take a minute to be thankful for the good in 2009! Celebrate YOU!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ready for Halloween?

I am! Actually, I just love Halloween stuff, not so much the holiday. I created this card using the Vampire Boy stamp ( I want ALL of the stamps designed by Che Gilson) from QKD as well as the Funky Swirl stamp.

Macabre Monday #019 - moonglow
ETSY Inspired #68 - Gypsy Rose Handbags, this bag with the black background and the swirls
Crazy 4 Challenges #17 - sketch

Sunday, December 27, 2009

QKD Monday Blog Hop

Welcome to the last Monday Hop of the year!! WOW! Where has the time gone? I hope you began your hop at the QKD Blog. If you didn't, I suggest you return there so you don't miss a thing.

Our challenge this week was to use the spotlight technique. I have to admit, I have seen many things I like that used this project, including some things you will see during the hop. However, I am not particularity impressed with my efforts. I am just going to have to play er, I mean practice some more.

I used the December release The Koi Pond for my card.

This is a FANTASTIC time to pick up any of those items at the store you have had your eye on. The Queen is running an unbelievable sale!!

40% off past kits
40% off QKD stamps
Free stamp with personalized stamp purchase (free stamp will be your name and email addy)

Now- on your way to check out the rest of the creations. Be sure to create your wish list as you go and shop when you finish!

QKD blog
Alex's blog - you are here
Helene's blog
Penny's blog
Meredith's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Ashley's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Rock Band -ROCKS!

Rock Band 2 for our Wii was the family Christmas gift. What a BLAST! The entire family has been getting into it and now there is even a "group" created and touring, LOL! Recently they were able to upgrade from a van with a hole in the floorboard to a tour bus and even hired a Merch girl!

Just know that if you are hesitating, for us, it was money well spent :)

Please note- it is not necessary to do a you tube search as no video has been taken at this time.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday and spending time with friends and family!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Moody for Snow

I just love these Moody Girls stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps. They are super fun to play with!!!

Colour Create #43 - Burgundy, Pink & Ivory
Pink Elephant #46 - sketch
The Corrosive #43 - blingy (glimmer mist & pearl)
If The Shoe Fits #15 - favorite coloring medium (markers)

stamp- Paper Makeup Stamps
paper- Basic Grey, stash
other- Glimmer Mist, Prismascolor markers, Petaloo, Basic Grey bling, EK Success punch

Halloween and Christmas?

Edited to add photo of revised version

I created this card for the Macabre Monday #18 challenge. Normally I wouldn't share a picture using flash, but this way you can see all the bling! The sparkle in the snow and the shimmer of the ghost :). Can you believe this is the ONLY ghost stamp I could find that I own? Color me surprised! I know- the snowman needs arms. Branches don't look right, I need to figure out a way to add bones for arms. If I do I will post a new photo.

stamps- Sweet Pea Stamps, Inkadinkado, Purple Onion
ink: versafine, colorbox chalk
other: flowersoft, bling shimmerz, ranger glossy accents

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #25

I have to admit that I love these Manga Sugar Nellie images. I actual was able to resist ordering from Sugar Nellie until this Manga Fairy. ACK!! They hit two weaknesses in one!! The challenge at the Sugar Bowl right now is a sketch and to use your favorite color. I did a bit of modifying of the sketch -made the circle a rectangle- and used plenty of purple :).

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Rising Flame

This week my new Sweet Pea Stamps stamps arrived and the first one I HAD to play with was Rising Flame. She is one of my very, very favorite ones. I decided to create a card to meet a couple of different challenges. First is the sketch challenge on Smudged and Smeared. Also the use a black background at Tellen's Place.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Making a Gift

It is no secret I love Maigan's mermaids. Ever since I first started purchasing the stamps I have had one project in mind that needed to be done. It is now in process and I simply MUST share it with you. I am making a charm bracelet using the stamps and shrinky dink material!!

Here are some stamped on 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch pieces. Don't forget to punch the hole NOW! I then colored them with BIC markers on the opposite side from which I stamped to be certain I would not smear the image.

Here they are ready to go in the oven

And now coming out!

This picture shows the finished ones with another batch stamped and ready to color for size comparison

My current finished girls all lined up and looking pretty!!

This is the gift I am making and it is a gift to me!!! I hope you are inspired to create something for yourself as well!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weekly Winnings at Sweet Pea Stamps

Sweet Pea Stamps is drawing a winner every week! All you have to do is become a follower of their BLOG! Easy Peasy! Check out all the details here!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

QKD Monday BLOG Hop

Welcome to the Monday BLOG Hop! So glad to have you here. I hope you continue on so you don't miss anything the DT has created. They are all so talented and I just love seeing the different things each one comes up with.

This week we were all given a color challenge. We are to use shades of blue, white and grey (silver). I designed this card with Evangeline.

The current specials in the store are:
Cyber Days Shipping Sale
35% off QKD Stamps
30% off on all Past Kits
(Good today through12/25/09)
(Excludes the separates line & personalized & custom stamps)

Next up on your hop is KELLY's BLOG.

QKD blog
Alex's blog - you are here
Kelly's blog
Helene's blog
Penny's blog
Meredith's blog
Linda's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store

In Honor of Army Pvt. Joshua A.R. Young (21)

This comfort afghan is being mailed to the Mother of Army Pvt. Joshua A.R. Young (21). It is being sent with much love and hopes for comfort for her loss.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

QKD Monday BLOG Hop

Welcome to the Monday edition of the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. If you came here from the QKD blog you are on the right track. If you got here otherwise, you might want to hop back to there so you don't miss anything!

This week we were given a sketch to work with. I decided to turn it sideways and not use a circle. Rebel that I am, LOL!

The Koi Pond
is one of the new release stamps for December and I love it. The scenery is such a compliment to the beauty of this mermaid.

Be certain that you stop by the store and see all of the bundle specials that the Queen has put together. There really are some great deals! While you are there, be certain to get signed up for the new monthly club for The Whimsical Ink Society!

The next stop on your hop is Vicki's blog. She always has a very special creation to share. Do not miss it!!!

QKD blog
Alex's blog - you are here
Vicki's blog
Kelly's blog
Helene's blog
Penny's blog
Meredith's blog
Linda's blog
Anita's blog
Sara's blog
Ashley's blog
Queen Kat Designs Store

Friday, December 04, 2009

Wishing Star Angel Blog Hop

Michelle Perkett draws some absolutely AMAZING images. She is so kind and has provided this lovely image for us to be able to do a blog hop. I really wanted to show you a fancy card that complimented this stunning image. However, no matter what I added or colored or moved around, it just started to detract from the beauty of the drawing itself. So, I decided to leave it more plain and just enjoy it.

Michelle also asked each of us to list what OUR Christmas wish is. I have spent a lot of time thinking about this. I have two sons. One is a teenager who is dealing with all the typical teenage things I would love to make all better. The other is Deaf and there are those challenges I would want to spare him from. I also have a sister with some pretty severe health issues. Some she has dealt with her entire life and some are new. My wonderful sister-in-law is in a LOT of pain and has many residual problems from a hit and run car accident by a drunk driver a couple of years ago. There are many, many people I love and care for very deeply that I would like to be able to help.
I was thinking over this again this afternoon and trying to pick what my fondest Christmas wish would be. I was driving to pick up my youngest son from school after spending a couple of hours with some friends making cards for Operation Write Home. At that time it hit me. I am so grateful to have these people in my life, regardless of all the challenges. I am able to spend time with them. My Christmas wish would be that everyone could actually be with their family and/or those they love.

Your next stop is Brandi.

Michelle AND Ileana:














Jennifer Scull:








Crystal J.:

Crystal M. Smith



And the last stop is:Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge Blog!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Stardust Fairy

I couldn't decide if I wanted her purple or blue so did BOTH!!! This is a stamp designed by Michelle Perkett and sold by Faerie Song Art Stamps.

Michelle Perkett Challenge #6 - sketch
Flutter By Wednesday #25 - circles
Pile It On #26 -flowers or flourishes