Monday, February 28, 2011

Get Phunky!

I enjoy the Phunky Phairies drawn by Brigid Ashwood and have seen the DT and customers at Sweet Pea Stamps create some beautiful things with them.  I decided it was my turn to play and colored up Pinkie.
As a hair twirler myself, I absolutely love that about Pinkie!!  She works so well with the "I Love You" vertical sentiment from one of the image plates.  I adore vertical sentiments and love that Sweet Pea Stamps has two entire sheets of them here.

So- have you done anything "phunky" lately?

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Blowing Kisses

The challenge #39 for Fairy Knoll this week is Feeling a Little Green.  I was trying to go Green with mine as in environmentally friendly, but struggled so finally gave up and decided using supplies I already had with one of my current go to color combos of pink and green was just perfect for this challenge.  I used the Fairy Knoll image Blowing Kisses.

I have loved this image since I first saw it so it was all printed out and just waiting to be colored.  I grabbed my K& Company Sweet Nectar paper pad.   I used a different sheet from the same pack and cut out the flowers to add.  I used my Taffy Smooch on the hearts and her boots, then created some pearls in the corner with my Viva Decor pearl pen.  Love the colors, love the image, I love the way the card turned out!

Now, show us what YOU create and enter HERE.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011


I absolutely HAVE to share.  Look at these AMAZING stamps

Oh my!  Aren't they just wonderful?  These are only four of the many that are available and even better, they are in deep etched red rubber so you will actually get clear lines and a good image.  I have been eyeing up this artist, Sue Coccia, for years.  I have seen her coloring books, drooled at her website and wished to be able to own something just like these stamps for a LONG time. Now I can and so can you!!!  I can hardly even believe the price.  They are only $11.99 each.  For all this detail!  Can you tell how excited I am?  I am just rambling, and rambling.  Trust me, there are cartwheels happening here!!!  (lucky you, not able to see them)

Ok, leaving now as I am going SHOPPING at SCACD!  While there I will probably grab some of the new Bo Bunny and MME paper as well as the matching Bo Bunny trinkets.  RACE YOU!

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Kim's In Awe

I think this new release image named Kim's In Awe and drawn by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD is so adorable!  How many of you have ever had the chance to see a daughter, niece, neighbor, granddaughter, etc. in a similar position.  I love the after, when the butterfly has flown away, and they are just so excited by the experience.

We were provided with a sketch this week for TIOT and it really was a wonderful starting point.  I pulled out my Kaisercraft Seaside papers to work with.  I love the color themes in this pack. The photo doesn't show it well at all, but the butterfly is highlighted with sparkles by using my Viva Decor glitter liner in hologram.  I love the super fine tip on the liner that lets me work in small spaces like this butterfly.

The flowers on the middle strip are by Petaloo.  They actually started out white, but with the help of the same marker used to color portions of Kim's dress, they now match exactly!  How fabulous is that?  I love white flowers.

Be certain to swing by the SCACD Store Blog- Follow Your Heart sometime soon to see what the other members of this amazingly talented DT have created.  I promise it will inspire you.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fairie Friends

This is one of the new images by Karen Middleton called Fairie Friends. Every time I look at it I think of the saying 'a little bird told me'.  The sheet has this and three other adorable images.  I am so glad I don't have to pick only one, because I am not certain I could!  The colors of the Basic Grey Romani (aka Gypsy) paper collection seemed perfect for a cheerful fairie setting.  One day I am going to use up all of this collection I have and be very sad, but no sense just having it sit in the drawer either!

Basic Grey #38- Sketch

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Monday, February 21, 2011


This is my new image drawn by Victoria Case exclusively for SCACD named Celebrate.  I love how fun this cake is.

I had a difficult time deciding if I was going to go all bright, muti-colored and funky or something more subdued.  I ended up someplace in the middle by using the bright green.  The background paper is from the K& Company pack Sweet Nectar and the entire pack is bright and fun.  It will be great to use with this image again and again.  Speaking of wonderful papers, SCACD has in several of the new Prima 6x6 packs (please leave one Moulin Rouge pack for me!) as well as a bunch of the 2011 Prima flowers.
I debated several times about using my Viva Decor Pearl pen on the polka dots on the top middle layer.  I ended up not, but am still waffling.  What do you think?

The other really fun thing I did was use Clearsnap Doubleside Adhesive Stickers and the Tonertex foiling pen with some superfine glitter to add some sparkle to the card.
I am loving it!!!!!

Creative Inspirations Paint - Polka Dots & Stripes (hope I win some paints!!! :))
Crafty Emma #24 - Spots & Stripes

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Got Butterflies?

I love all of Plate #76 drawn by Meredith Dillman for Sweet Pea Stamps. Each one of the faries are stunning and have fabulous details. This image is one called Blue Fairy. I needed a little bit of a Spring is coming reminder with the new snow we got this week.  Butterflies, for me, are always helpful for bringing cheer and a reminder of warmer days.

The additional butterfly is chipboard from Maya Road and I used the superfine glitter from my glitter stack by Tonertex

4 Crafty Chicks #25- Fairy, Angel or Butterfly
Charisam Cardz #7 - Spring has Sprung
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #100 - Sparkle, glitter, bling

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Go Green - TIOT

Go green as in recycle.  I actually ended up re-purposing, but I figure that is close enough.  I used the new image Cameo Rose drawn by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD
I knew that I wanted to have some of those gorgeous prima roses on this card.  I had the perfect blue one and then I had a light grey and a dark grey one and that was IT.  Now, I know you are all cringing, I was too, but the grey had to become pink.  I know, I know, grey roses are hard to find and usually would be perfect for what I make, but not this time. (by the way- SCACD does have grey roses and they are on SALE)
Out came the Smooch Spritz in Pink Sparkle because really, what could I lose?  Might as well give it a go, right?  30 seconds later I had this:

I left them to dry and began assembling my card.  I used another of the fabulous new embossing folders by Craft Concepts called Stately.  I inked the embossing a bit to give it the 'aged' look.  Anyone else have the white bed with the gold paint to 'antique' it or am I the only one that old?
The image was cut and matted and then I used the rose covered paper by K&Company in the Sweet Nectar paper pack

I arranged the now perfect colored roses below the image with some die cut leaves.  Then, feeling the need for just a touch more, I grabbed two of the new Smooch colors Lettuce and Shabby Pink to highlight the leaves and roses.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fresh Picked

I received some FUN new goodies in the mail from SCACD and decided that I needed to grab one of the new release stamps drawn by Carmen Medlin and PLAY~
The image is called Fresh Picked.  I used the brand spankin' new embossing folder called Garden Swirl by Craft Concepts.  They have some wonderful designs and they don't make more.  When they are gone, they are gone.  So glad I have mine :).  That gorgeous flowered paper in the circle and paper piecing her skirt is from the new Memory Box collection Brioche.  This is probably one of my favorite cards I have made recently.  I just love the flowers, colors, and the way everything works together.

Create 4 Fun #6 - sketch
Desert Island Crafters #2- 3 from the list- Red, Swirls, One Pattern Paper
My Time to Craft #128 - Circles
Bunny Zoe #9- Flowers
Woodware #14- Embossing
Simply Create #37 - Bold & Bright
CCEE Stampers #1106 - Dry Embossing
The Rubber Cafe #4- Paper Piecing

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011


This is Elizabeth from plate #109 by Terra Bidlespacher.  She is sooooooooooooooooo fun to color and I can see her in lots of different color schemes.

Ok, now it is time for a confession.  Do you see that stitching on the bottom part of the patterned paper?  Guess what?  It is actually hand stitching, not faux.  Guess what else?  I enjoyed doing it!  I know.  Ok, are you picked up off the floor and back in your seat?  I have to let you in on a secret.  I used the new Sew Easy and it really was.  I went from someone who said they would never take the time to hand stitch to someone who wants more of the attachments.  Yep, that is me!  My friend Danni has a fabulous tutorial for using these,HERE, that you really should check out. I used the darkest brown in the brown floss pack.

The flowers in the corner are from a pack of Petaloo Velvet Hydrangeas and the colors were just perfect!
Next time I think I will color in more of the map background as well, just for fun!

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - Smeared & Smudged Style

Valentine's Day- a day for all the mush and love and gunk.  Yep, I do enjoy that part of it, but at our house we do not celebrate Valentine's Day.  My DH said many, many years ago that he thinks it is stupid.  If you love someone no one should have to remind you with a special day to tell them.  Now, this only works because he does do things other days, if he didn't, that would be another story.  He really is a great guy!

In keeping with the anti- Valentine's Day process and as a challenged for those funky gals at Smeared & Smudged, where we take great pride in being just a bit different, we are doing a special Valentine's Day hop for you Smeared & Smudged Style.  The challenge part is NO red or pink, NO hearts and nothing CUTE, unless of course you make it uncute.

This is the card I will be giving my hubby today.

I used an image from the Smeaked Ink "Build a Zombie Alphabet Set" which is so much more than an alpha set.  I have used this set a BUNCH! 

No- go check out what everyone else has created and be sure to leave them some love while you are there!

Hop Participants:

Lady B
Black Dragon

Macabre Monday #76- Love Bites
Ellephantastic Challenges #23 - Distressing w/Love theme
Wee Memories #43 - Live/Life, Laugh or Love - I figure I actually covered 2 out of 3 :)
Card Making Mamas #14 - Valentine

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fairy Knoll Valentine

Fairy Knoll has this fairy called Heartstrings and she is absolutely PERFECT for a Valentine's Day card and she is only ONE DOLLAR!!!!

Fairy Knoll #37 - Valentine
Midnight Madness #90- Sketch

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

1st Sign of Spring

In case you missed it last week, there was a great big release of new exclusive stamps at SCACD.  There was an entire sheet drawn by Carmen Mendlin.   Since I already played with the lovely fairy Lilia , I pulled out this image called 1st Signs of Spring and she just screamed TAG!   When things scream at me I find it is usually in my best creative interest to listen.

It looks pretty simple, but there is actually a LOT going on with this tag.  I started by spraying (ok soaking) the tag with Smooch Spritz in Pink Sprinkle.  After it had dried, I stamped the image with Momento ink and then also stamped the image with Momento ink on the SEI Velvet Paper in red.  I cut out the dress and flowers from the velvet paper and glued them onto the image stamped on the tag.  I used Copics to color the flower leaves, her hair and the flowers in her hair and on her shoes.  The headband, shoes and stripes in the dress were all colored with Smooch in Taffy.  The flower in the upper left is a Petaloo velvet hydrangea and the pearl center is one I actually made with my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in cream.  The pearls down the right side are Bella Baubles.  I swear there are like seven gazillion pearls in that little bag. I use them, and use them but the bag is still full!  Maybe it is a magic plastic bag? 

Well, the lovely lady 1st Signs of Spring is no longer screaming at me.  She and I are both please with the finished product.

Cupcake Craft Challenges #128 - Seeing Red
Cheerful Stamp Pad #11 - Red and White
Gingerloft #11 - Red
Little Claire's Design #1 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away #13 - photo inspiration
Fabulous Friday - Pink, Red, White
Off The Wall Craftiness #44- Pink, Red, White
Simon Says - Anything But a Card

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

WINNERS of the Sweet Pea blog candy

It has been called to my attention that I totally FORGOT to draw and post winners!  I am so sorry!  So, without any further delay the winners per are

30 - Laura
2- Alison
1- Annelies
19- Sinihilkka
24- Trish Lucey

Congratulations!!!  Please contact me with your mailing information and I will send you your new stamps!!!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Little Daisy

This is a one of the new images by artist Karen Middleton at Sweet Pea Stamps.  The sheet with this one called Little Daisy and three other fabulous images is available now for preorder.

The background paper is from the Basic Grey Kioshi pack and the bling flower is by Petaloo.


Daring Cardmakers- Flowers for Feb , Violet and Primrose
Eat Sleep Stamp #116 - Sketch
Flutter By Wednesday #140 - Open with an Angel, Fairy, or Butterfly
Craft Your Passion #44 - Anything Goes

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Friday, February 04, 2011

Lila- new at SCACD

SCACD is having a HUGE and FABULOUS new stamp release today.  There are THREE artists!

I hope that you have arrived here from Kim Dello's Blog.  If not, you should start at the Store Blog where you will find not only the complete list, but also a chance to WIN the release.  Don't worry about ordering though, if you order and turn out to be the winner, Susana at SCACD will take care of things!

I get to share Lila by Carmen Medlin.  Isn't she just the best fairy?

I stamped her in Momento Ink and then colored with markers.  Those wonderful wings are stamped onto the SEI Velvet Paper and then cut out and pieced.  I used Flowersoft on her skirt and Diamond Glaze on her flowers. 
I used the Basic Grey Koshi paper.  It matches with the Velvet Paper perfectly.  The horizontal stripe on the care is more of the Velvet Paper and so are the flowers in the top right.  I wasn't certain how it would work with punches, but it actually cuts better than cardstock!  I used my Viva Decor Pearl pen in white for the flower centers and the pearls on the velvet strip.

You have a second chance to win these stamps on the SCACD Facebook page too.

Your next stop on the hop is Renkata Pacheva.  Be certain to check out her fabulous creation and leave her some love.

When you are all finished with the hop, there are some other fun new items at SCACD for you to add to your cart.  New Stickles colors, new Smooch colors, and a brand new company with embossing folders.  This company though, they one make so many and once they are gone, they are gone, so grab them fast!

For those European International orders, you can get the new stamps from Quixotic Paperie who is an exclusive SCACD retailer

An Oldie But Goodie #11- no digital stamp & magical creatures
Midnight Madness #89 - Sketch

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Smeared Ink- by Delicious Doodles

Smeared Ink is sponsoring the Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog this week.  In celebration their is a hop going on!

I have used the Smeared Ink digital image Scientist.  I would have followed the sketch that is the CHALLENGE this week, but I forgot!!!

My twisted sense of humor was around though.  I kept thinking about the commercials 'there's an app for that' about all the smart phone applications available out there.  I figure that long before smart phones there was some mad scientist in a room someplace saying "There's a potion for that!".

Be sure you check out what everyone else created!!!

Anita Marie
Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

Jump on over to the challenge and participate this week for a chance to win 5 single digis or 1 digi set of your choice from Smeared Ink !

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