Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunshine Day

One cute card for today made with

Hop on over to the Eureka Stamps Blog and see whats up;)
You can grab this badge for yourself while you are there...


Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Winter Wonderland

A Winter card for you today
again using Echo Park holly jolly dp
with Hybrid elements.

Product list...
Echo Park Holly Jolly paper and digital elements
Nestabilties Lacey circle and circle
corner rounder
PTI card stock and ribbon
dimensional foam

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Happy RAINY Saturday Morning.
We are so blessed this fine day with some wonderful showers,
just in time to save the soy beans, thank you Lord!

Today I am posting over on;


Hop on over and check out what I have been up to.

While you are there sign up to follow so you don't miss out one single
moment of Awesomeness!

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Puppy Love is Sweet Love

I have finally completed a mini digi kit!
WOOT WOOT, do the happy dance;)

Here is a digi page I used it on...

"Sweet Love" Mini Kit...
 3 papers
1 alpha
4 flowers
1 quote
2 additional elements

Want one?
Pick it up here...

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Holly Jolly in July

Indeed, I have started working on Christmas cards.
My stash is so depleted I really need to get moving.

It is hard to see but his card is actually a Hybrid, the store
only had the paper and no embellishments, I downloaded
just the element pack and printed them off.
Oh, how I love me some ink!  No matter
what form it comes in;)
Another great thing about the digi element pack I can swap
colors, change the size and a WHOLE lot MORE!
I geed dizzy just thinking of the possibilities.

I love the design on this one with the triangles of DP.

Card Stock  and ribbon is PaperTrey Ink.
Echo Park Holly Jolly paper pad with printable embellishment.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I'm Blue

Actually tickled pink:)
Because I had help on this creation from Jessica
She actually created the border for me in Photoshop.
Yes, you heard me correctly, she learned how to manipulate 
brushes this week.
I kept her close after getting out of the hospital last Tuesday so we 
spent lots of time in the studio.
Her little mind just absorbs everything and it is very important
to keep this girl busy!
Anywho, want the crayon look with a PS Brush
here is what to do;
Pick up your Heavy Smear Wax Crayon found in your
dry media brushes, select color and get creating.

The sketch used is an OWH sketch
you can find it here

The stamp set used is the July subscription set from

All colors are SU some may be retired. 
 I know, I have not purchased from
them is so long I don't even know what is current. 
 Shame on Me!
Baja Breeze
Pacific Point
Bashful Blue

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Cleaning up the studio today so I can get started on August projects.
I picked up this little guy I had laying around, he is a 
submission throwback.
That is okay cause I love him and my Nephew is sure to as well.

I have a big GRIPE to tell you about today.
This pennant maker from Epiphany Crafts is not such a good thing.
I bought it thinking how wonderful it would be.
They need to work on an adhesive formula that sticks!
I went to photograph the items and I had epoxy stickers everywhere 
except where they should be. 
 What really ground my gears
is when by fluke a sticker stuck well 
to a project it did not belong on. 

So that is my heads up for you today, 
great concept poor 
Thumbs down for this product until a new formula of adhesive is released.
Tombow Mono Multi Saved the day!

On a lighter note I am so very pleased with my subscription
to the stamps of life.
Another cute stamp set arrived this week, I have inked it up and
will show you a glimpse soon.
Head over to The Stamps of Life see what is new.

Product list...
Turtle2Love Stamps of Life
Epiphany Crafts Pennant Builder punch and epoxy stickers
Label 1 nestabilities die
papertrey ink card stock, rick rack die and ink
My Minds Eye DP
tooth pick
copic markers

Happy Saturday, God Bless!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Life is Good At the Lake a QKR Stampede Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the QKR-Stampede Blog Hop!

If you just "happened upon my hop", you'll want to go back to the beginning and start over from there. That way, you will be sure to see all of the wonderful projects that our Design Team members have created for you using QKR Stampede digi stamps.

Today's Blog Hop is to introduce all of the new members of the
QKR Stampede Design Team!
If you hopped over from Ruza Rebel blog
you are in the right spot.

My creation for you today is a Project Life page 
using two digital sentiments from

" Life is Good, At the Lake"

I dropped the sentiment digi stamp onto a journal card from Jessica Sprague.

Below I took the digi image changed the color added a bevel and drop shadow.
I also placed my own text At the Lake it is in brush script MT.

Go hopping on your way over to
Sarah Vait  next and see what she has created.

Be sure that you end up at the QKR-Stampede blog and tell us what you thought of the hop!!
Don't forget to check out the QKR-Stampede store to see the amazing variety of digi stamps!
Thank you for visiting and hope you enjoyed the QKR-Stampede blog hop! 

Happy Hopping, God Bless!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Walk on Water

I have created this cute easel card for
You can take the above link to find close up shots with all the details.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Your Smile Flip Flap Fold

You are in the right place if you are coming over from the
QKR Stampede Blog.
My card today is my first post for them as part of
the Design Team.
Please visit QKR Stampede Blog
for more details.

I mentioned on the QKR Stampede blog that I had
something special to share with you.
Indeed, I do!
I have psd files for the flip flap fold
card you see above.

You will need Adobe Photoshop/PE
Digital Stamps from QKR Stampede
Digital papers
Digital elements
  computer and printer
white card stock

Enjoy your freebies.
email me at with questions

Here is a photo of the card steps...
  1. Open your downloaded psd template in PS/PSE
  2. Fill your template with desired digital papers and your digital stamps from QKR Stampede
  3. Print your design onto white card stock (watch how your paper comes out of the printer because you are going to stick it back in and print on the opposite side as well)
  4. Score your card base regular A2 sized card so 4 1/4" by 5 1/2"
  5. Cut away your white area on one side (the flip side of the white are are where your digital stamps are printed)
  6. Fussy cut around your digital stamps 
  7. Apply digital stamps to card base using dimensional foam
  8. Apply dew drops with tombow multi and let dry

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Eureka Stamps/Project Life

Marion Softball 2012 
Product Life Page

Jessica's first season of softball has come to an end.
It was a winless season.  However, all of the kids and onlookers had
a wonderful time, you could not stifle the smiles or spirit;)
  When there was a hitting concern you would hear
a cheer bust out of the dugout!
Seriously, you can't beat the sportsmanship of these kiddos!
That is what I tried to portray on this PL page and Eureka Stamps
had just the digital stamps I needed.

I will show you each section close up below and list anything special about each one...
Above is Jessica wearing a HUGE smile the sentiment is in Lobster TTF
The game lasted as long as it took the lineup to bat twice, so this quote is perfect!
"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."  Vince Lombardi

Above photo Jessica is up to bat. 
She had an awesome season with her hits!
Again Lobster TTF

Above I used Eureka Stamps digi
So cute, these images really make the page, don't ya think!
Seriously, I dislike my handwriting!  However, I 
know the girls will love it when I am long gone.

Above I used these digi stamps from Eureka Stamps
Whoa!  Lots of good stuff used on this portion.
My favorite is the
"tis the season" sentiment alteration.
In PSE I used the eraser to remove the balloon portion of the baseball and fill
in the dip were it resided.  Ending up with a baseball image I could resize to the places I wanted
it to go on the page.
In this case it replaces the "o" in season also can be found on the softball girl.
I than used a baseball bat brush and replaced the exclamation point.
I have just turned a Christmas themed sentiment into a double duty threat.  I know!

Above I used the 
Notice the pink glove and M monogram, so adorable!
And above I used the
I colored the "fence like" card with Copics to match.

I am so very happy with the way this page turned out.

Incase you missed it here is the link to the card I made Jessica for the end of the season. 

Product list...
Project Life Clementine
PaperTrey Ink card stock Stampers Select White and Scarlet Jewel
Copic Marker R59
Label Maker
Photoshop Express
HP 7000 printer
corner rounder
dimensional foam
circle punch

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I Remembered

A fun cute card for you today brought
to you by;
Using digital stamp

Told ya he was CUTE;)

Digital kit dp used is called
Elephant Tracks
free download here

Product list...
Robin's Nest dew drops yellow
dimensional foam
corner rounder
paper trey ink stampers select white card stock
HP 7000 printer

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Good Job, Sport!

Welcome to the Eureka Stamps July blog hop! If you have just happened across the hop, you may want to start at the beginning so you will be sure to see all the wonderful projects that our design team has made.

The hop starts here

If you have come from Kristie's blog, you are on the right track.

Your next step is to hop on over and visit Sarah's Blog.

Today I am going to show you a creation I have made
to give our daughter at the end of softball season.
The digi stamps I used are...

This card fold is called Criss Cross you can find the tut on SCS HERE.

This view shows you the insert being pulled up.  I have attached a gift card
she can use it at the mall to get DQ or  whatever treat she wishes;)

Here is a view with the insert completely removed...

And here is our little sport, this was her first season of play.

Here is the free digital download paper pack I used
it is from

Product list...
Just My Type digital paper stampers select white card stock, lemon tart ribbon and border die
Stampin' Up stripe dp in colors poppy parade, blushing bride, pink pirouette card stock
Nestabilities circle dies
Marvy scallop circle punch
The Robin's Nest yellow dew drops
HP 7000 printer
dimensional foam
Tombow Multi

Happy Hopping, God Bless!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Nothing Special, Giggle;)

So today's card is brought to you by
(somewhat cute, somewhat quirky)

When I first spied this sentiment an image of generic labels from
the 70's jumped into my head.

I ran with that except for the barcode I updated it to a Working QR code...

The QR code actually does work.
Any guesses on what it says?
Better yet,
break out your smart phones peeps
and scan away;)

Okay, this card is
Downright NERDY
dripping with

Product list...
Digital stamp sentiment from QKR Stampede

PaperTrey Ink Stamper's select white card stock

Photoshop Elements
HP 7000 printer

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Have a Sunshine Day!

I had a big announcement a few weeks ago on my Facebook page,
I was asked to join the design  teams for:


So with today being July 1st I have officially started, let the fun begin;)

Today's card is brought to you by Eureka Stamps...

I used this digital stamp 

If you are new to digital stamps I am
going to share a fast trick for you.
How I quickly erase the white and replaced some
spots in the alpha with yellow.

  1. Click in on your magic eraser tool
  2. click in on the white space of the image (it will go away leaving the transparent background)
  3. click in on your paint bucket and select your color
  4. click in on your image where you wish to replace color.

That easy, you can do it;)
If you have questions email me at
catch me on live chat when I am on my blog,
(take the link in the sidebar and sign up for a free account).

The digi paper I used was from
Sara Schmutz
Just About Me
You can find your free download at

Product list...
Digi 15003 Have a Sunshine day! from Eureka Stamps
just about me digi kit from design house digital Aqua Mist card stock and ribbon
paper studio bling and dimensional foam
marvy circle punches
Photoshop Elements 10
HP office jet 7000

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!