Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday challenge #103

This week the challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to use the colors green, blue and white with your butterfly, fairy or angel. I used one of the fairies from The Greeting Farm this week.

Be certain to link directly to your post not your blog in general. If you have any questions how to do this, Danni has created a tutorial post here. This week there is a different linking system being tried out that will give little pictures!!! I am excited and really hope it works!

Monday, March 29, 2010

QKD Tuesday blog hop

Welcome to my stop in the Tuesday edition of the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. If you came here from Shannon's blog you are on the right track. If not, you might want to hop back to the QKD Blog and start at the beginning.

This week is a 5th week of the month. During the 5th week we get to do something a bit different. I want to share with you a project I made with the January Royal Kit. If you have not seen the kits, you really must check them out. Not only do they come with a great assortment of papers and goodies, but each one has a stamp set that is exclusive to the kit! How fun is that?

I created a travel candle in an altered tin. This is done by melting some candle pieces, then as it is cooling inserting wicks and some additional colored pieces that stay solid.

I used the kit to alter the tin. That FABULOUS butterfly- one of the stamps in the kit. so are the papers and pretty much everything used to alter except the ink.

Speaking of kits- have you seen the card class kit? It is a must have!~

Now hop on over to the Whimsical Ink Sorority followed by Meredith's blog to continue on your journey.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Once Upon a Time

I want to tell you the story of a princess. The Princess lived in a wonderful land that was also at war with the land next to them. In an effort to bring peace to the land, the two kings decided that their children should marry. There was a grand feast held in the castle so that the Princess might meet her future husband from the neighboring land. The Princess was beautiful and polite and spent much time talking with the Prince from the neighboring land. After the feast, the Princess told her father, the King, that she would be in her room, preparing for war.

This image is from a new company called Smeared Ink and their set 'Chicks Dig Guns'. The second I saw this image I thought of Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter.

Macabre Mondays #31 - Perilous Princess

Friday, March 26, 2010

A New Challenge Card

There is a NEW Challenge on the block folks! It is at Off The Wall Craftiness. The challenge this time is an inspiration photo and since I LOVE the colors and since Kim the challenge sponsor is just so awesome, I had to play and mix it in with some of the others!

Hot pink- you must have KNOWN the mingo was coming out :) especially with SPRING here too! This is an image by Elaine Cox for Sweet Pea Stamps, and I think the little hedgehog couple is too sweet.

Off The Wall Craftiness- inspiration picture
Saturday Challenge #76 - pink, green & flowers
Sketch Saturday #95 - Sketch
Color Chef #44- pink, turquoise, black/white
Incy Wincy #35 - Easter or Spring
Practical Scrapper- use something you've had over a year (ribbon, pp, & Bazzill edge)
Charisma Cards #12 - Spring Has Sprung
Crazy 4 Challenges #29 - Spring

Some Days...

Some days just mandate that a person have some yumminess to rest their eyes upon. For me, today is one of those days. I thought I would share :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Time Flies When You Flutter By!

Today is Flutter By challenge #102! I hope you join us this week! It is an OPEN challenge so all you need to do is include a Fairy, Butterfly or Angel on your project. Can't wait to see your creations!

I made this card using the image Time Flies from the Fantasy Art Collection by ching-chou kuik for Sweet Pea Stamps. The background is washi paper from a friend in Japan. I edged everything and decorated the white brads with my new gold paint pen-loving this new toy!

I am giving away some Sweet Pea Stamps blog candy HERE!

Monday, March 22, 2010

QKD Tuesday Blog Hop!

This is the Tuesday edition of the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Shannon's Blog- but if not, please go back the the QKD Blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

We were given an inspiration photo that can be seen on the QKD Blog at the beginning of the hope. I decided to pull on the colors in the photo. I used Mad Fancy from the March release designed by Maigan Lynn for QKD.

Your next stop on the hop is the Whimsical Ink Sorority. Check it out and then after the hop, hit the store for some supplies since there is a SALE right now of 40% off most stamps!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Operation Write Home

Operation Write Home is having a blog hop and there are some absolutely AMAZING creations, tips, stories, candy and love being shared! I hope that you get a chance to visit at least some, if not all, of the participant's blogs.

The hop starts at the OWH Stars and Stamps Blog.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Please see the post on April 3, 2010 for the winners of the blog candy. Comments have been closed at this time. Thank you to all who participated!!!

I get to give away some STAMPS!!! I am sooooooooooo excited! Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps sent me a BUNCH of the quotes that can be found on their complete sheets. These are high quality unmounted red rubber and the quotes on the Sweet Pea Stamps are just wonderful.

So- I bet you are wondering how you can get YOUR hands on some of these aren't you? I am going to be giving away 8 different assortments of quote stamps.

I want you to go to the Sweet Pea Stamps store and then come back here and leave a comment with the name of your very, very, very favorite image/stamp. On April 3 (because that is my Daddy's birthday and I miss him!) I will do a random draw for the prizes.

All the blah, blah stuff: only one entry per person please, include your email address or be certain I can get in touch with you from your comment link somehow. I will ship internationally, however, please know that I won't spring for insurance or anything since this is all in fun and free for you. Please feel free to spread the word- it would be greatly appreciated :)

Now - go check out the store so you can play!!!

Springtime Gothic

There are those projects that are so fun and make themselves. This is one of them. Once I had the paper and the stamp selected, it just happened! That is when creating is REALLY fun and exciting (and messy)! The image is a Daniel Torrente from Stampotique. The spider purse is my own addition, but seriously, how could I not?

Stamp-It-Crazy - Gothic Green Week Challenge #1
Stampotique Designers Challenge - #3 Spring Has Sprung

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It is time to FLUTTER

Flutter By Wednesday that is :) Your challenge this week, should you chose to accept it, is to use a shamrock and/or the color green. You also need to be certain to use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation. This week I am very excited to be using Chelly from Paper Makeup Stamps. Not only is she PERFECT for this week's challenge, but PMS is also our sponsor at FBW this week!! Be certain you check out what an amazing prize is up for grabs!!! It is a random draw so EVERYONE has a chance to win!!!

Just for fun

I am really, really enjoying altering books. I have so many ideas rambling around my head I want to get out. I HAVE to share this with you though as it is also my entry for this week's Macabre Monday challenge #30- Hello Dolly. You might not be able to tell, but this 'gal' is tearing apart a teddy bear and throwing him into the fire. How could I resist using that picture! Guess I should have read the story to see what her deal was :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

QKD Tuesday Blog Hop

This is the Tuesday edition of the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Shannon's Blog- but if not, please go back the the QKD Blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

This week we were given a color challenge to use green, yellow, black and white. I decided to use the stamp Hali and the Magical Lilly Lagoon.

Your next stop on the hop is the Whimsical Ink Sorority. Check it out and then after the hop, hit the store for some supplies since there is a SALE right now of 40% off most stamps! That means Hali is only $4.79!!!! :)

2 Sketches 4 You - Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. #41 - color/citrus
Charisma Cardz #10 - beautiful butterflies
The Pink Elephant #58 - SPRING!

Altered Book- Love theme

I was able to attend an Altered Book class earlier this year. Altered books are something I have ALWAYS wanted to do. There are TONS of resources on line and I have read and reread all of them that I know about. However, I never actually DID one until this class. Now, I can't stop. They are FUN!!! This is the one I made during the class. Who knows- you might just see it in my ETSY store for sale before too long ;)

For My Friend

I have a very, very dear friend who recently lost her Dad. She has a difficult time of year ahead of her and she has always been my shoulder during April as well since that is my tough time because of the death of my Dad and his birthday both being then. When I heard about her Father, I knew that I needed to get her a comfort afghan. Thank you so much to the wonderful members of Heartmade Blessings for making the squares so I could assemble this for her. I hope she can feel all the love we are sending her.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Story Time

This is just one of the new Lisa Victoria Art Collection images being previewed for Sweet Pea Stamps! You can see the others on their blog here.


SSDS #30 - Open Challenge
Card Patterns #54 - sketch
EIC #78- this item- the colors used in the picture

Victoria Case BLOG CANDY!

Victoria Case has designed a new stamp set exclusively for SCACD that is going to be released March 12!! I can not WAIT! I am never disappointed by either Victoria or SCACD!!! Victoria has an opportunity to actually WIN the release on her blog here. Go check it out now!! There is also a little preview - you do not want to miss that!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy 100th Flutter By Wednesday!

I am so honored to be part of the Flutter By Wednesday team and to celebrate the 100th challenge!!! The challenge originated with only butterflies, so the team decided to work together on a project. We want to honor Danni and how sweet and wonderful she is. Karen came up with the idea for us all to make these sweet butterfly boxes and provided us a pattern created by Brenda that can be found here.

Now- show us YOUR Flutterby!

Monday, March 08, 2010

QKD Tuesday Blog Hop

Week two of the new releases hop! I am LOVING what I have to share with you! However, details first -
This is the Tuesday edition of the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Shannon's Blog- but if not, please go back the the QKD Blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

We were given a sketch challenge-you can see the sketch on the QKD Blog - and I am pleased as can be with the end result. I am using Mad Fancy designed by Maigan Lynn for Queen Kat Designs Stamps.

Your next stop on the hop is the Whimsical Ink Sorority and a STUNNING creation. Check it out and then after the hop, hit the store for some supplies :)

Friday, March 05, 2010

Punk Boy

This is entry #2 for me for Macabre Monday #028 and Teen Angst. My first entry is still what I find to be most appropriate, but this one fits pretty well too :). This image is from Queen Kat Designs Stamps called Punk Boy. It is one of the designs by Che Gilson and she has such a fun style that I am working to collect all of them.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Smeared & Smudged First Ever Blog Hop!!!

Smeared and Smudged is a forum started by this AMAZING person Terra. It is an absolutely wonderful place filled with the nicest people and such talent. Everyone is encouraging of each other. I just love it! It is also a great place for me to show off a bit of the more macabre stuff I make/like and have people get it!

We are having a blog hop of all the members who wanted to participate and I invite you to come join us!

For this hop I wanted to make something extra special! I decided it was time again to make some Magic Boxes. These are only 1 1/2 inches square and just under 3 inches tall. This time, instead of fairies or flowers I made one with


Now- I hope you get a chance to see what everyone else has created just for this hop and for you to see. I also really hope that you will join us at Smeared and Smudged for some FUN!!!









Black Dragon













Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Beauty.... when you look into a woman's eyes and see what is in her heart. - Nate Direks

I just LOVE that quote.

This is week #99 for Flutter By Wednesday and the challenge this week is to use Butterflies, fairies or angels and create something based on the inspiration photo on the challenge blog. Since I just happen to have some Tinkerbell stamps- how perfect could it be?

FBW #99 - inspiration photo
Stamp Something - recipe = designer paper, button, ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. #39 - recipe = ribbons & sparkle
SSDS #29 - sparkle & shine
TPE #56 - add green
2 Sketches 4 You #47 - sketch
Practical Scrappers - Chalk/Inks- they would be proud that EVERYTHING was in my stash!
Treehouse #38 - Bling It On
Daring Cardmakers - Here comes the sun - color
Pile It On #8 - Lucky Me

Monday, March 01, 2010

QKD Tuesday Blog Hop

I hope you are enjoying yourself on the Tuesday edition of the Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Shannon's Blog- but if not, please go back the the QKD Blog to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing! This month is an absolutely AMAZING release and you need to see ALL of it :)

I have been playing with the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum mermaids designed by Maigan Lynn. They are so FUN and look how they are the same, but not!

While hopping, but certain you check out the newest addition to the Queen Kat family the Dark Ink Sorority. This is in addition to the fabulous Whimsical Ink Sorority that feature's Maigan Lynn's wonderful designs.

Now- off you go to Whimsical Ink Sorority but be sure that after the hop you stop at the store and SHOP!

Teen Angst

The challenge this week for Macabre Monday #028 is 'Teen Angst'

Do you all think this counts?

Or maybe just the painting on his wall?

Gotta love this kid- he really is a great one! And he is one of my 'creations' :)