Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Hello blog friends!!!  

Guess what????  It's time for another designer's choice challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  The super talented and creative Joy Hadden is the Rock Star challenging us this week and she wants us to clean up all our left overs!  That's it, her challenge is "left overs".  Joy must know my craft table needed cleaning off...she had great timing on this one.

I usually have a little baggy sitting on my craft table with all sorts of paper pieces, images left over, dies that I'd cut and didn't use....I'm sure you know what I mean.  So for Joy's challenge, I was going through my bag of left overs and found some paper combinations I liked and this image I had stamped, cut and colored quite some time back.  Within minutes, this card came together.  Love it when that happens!  

The stamps used came from Pairings stamp set, #9304-L "Martini" and #9316-E "Cheers".  I traced the cut out image on a piece of left over black card stock to create a "shadow" effect for the martini and another strip o the same black cs leftover to give it a "table".  I had just enough pieces left over to make the label and finish it off with some punched edges.  

For more "left over" inspiration, please check out the Rock Stars then come on over to The House and play along with us.  You could win yourself some awesome RI stamps!  

                                       Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J

Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!  

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Happy Sunday, blog friends!  

If you like parties, you're going to LOVE the week long party that starts tomorrow at Outlawz Challenges.  There are some awesome prized to win and some fun games to play.  Tell all your friends and join the fun at The Outlawz Challenges ALL WEEK!!!! And find out lots more about the Outlawz on their FaceBook page.


It's Sunday, and Sundays mean there's a new CAS challenge at Outlawz.  This week, The sweet and talented Pryn is the challenge leader and here is her challenge  -  

"Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble"! This week we challenge you to create a CAS card or project that features something on it that you can cook or stir.  This could be coffee, a love potion, spaghetti, a martini...the ideas are endless!  Get those aprons on and whip something up to feed our inspiration!

My card used an image from Repeat Impressions #4517-F "Tea Pot" which I colored with Copic Markers.  The "flames" were created with a Martha Stewart leaf punch I punched out of two different shades of orange card stock.  I then added a touch of my Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle.   The "sticks" under the flames were thin pieces of scraps I added for dimension and effect.  The embossing folder is from CuddleBug and I think it's called "sticks".  (not sure).  The sentiment is from (one of my favorites, Lockhart Stamp Company and Ellen Hutson (another fave of mine).  

I hope to see you at THE PARTY!!!!  Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Happy hump day, blog friends!  Hang in's almost the weekend!  

While we work our way toward the weekend, why not take some time and have some creative fun with a new WIW sketch from Wendy at Repeat Impressions and The House That Stamps Built?  

Create a card using this sketch and enter it in the challenge at The House.  All the details can be found there.  You may just win some awesome stamps from Repeat Impressions.  

 It's almost Halloween, so I thought I'd scare you with a Boo!  Frightening isn't it?  
For this card I used a combination of three stamps from RI #2322-G "Black Cat", RI #2316-G "Boo" and RI #2308 "Bats".  In addition, I sprinkled some orange sequins around for some embellishment.  

Come on over and play along.  For more inspiration check out my Rock Star team mates.  

                          Deonna Geri - Joy Karen - Melissa - Patti J

Have a great week and enjoy your weekend when it gets here!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Happy Sunday, blog friends!!!

You're invited to play along in another CAS challenge at Outlawz Challenges this week.  The super talented Lynn Cupido is hosting the challenge and here is her challenge

Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  We have all lost loved ones to cancer but there are many who have survived this dreaded disease.  This weeks' inspiration by the design team is dedicated to one of our very own members of the CAS group who loves pink pumpkins and to all the other cancer Survivors.

Your challenge is to create a CAS card or project for a Cancer survivor
For Lynn's challenge I made this card

I was inspired to create this card showing a pink pumpkin from a post by NanaConnie on the CAS Outlawz Challeng several weeks ago:
"A couple of years ago, my daughter found pink pumpkins for sale -- really pink, not painted or anything.  The lady who had grown them was selling them at Halloween and all the proceeds went to Breast Cancer Research (something near and dear to my heart since I am a BC survivor myself.)  That inspired the coloring on my image.  Next year. my daughter and I are going to grow pink pumpkins in honor of all the breast cancer survivors and do the same thing when we sell them -- proceeds to Breast Cancer Research".  
Isn't this a great story! 
Stamps:  Repeat Impressions #514-I "Prize Pumpkin" and the sentiment is from a GKD set "You Go Girl".  I've been taking the Jennifer McGuire's Online Copic Coloring class and a technique on day 10 of class, which was called "finishing touches" one of the amazing guest designers, Kathy Racoosin did a video on adding pen detail, so I had to try it.  I really loved how this turned out. 

I'm entering this card in a new challenge site.  AAA Card Games "Autumn Colors"

Have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014



Hi blog friends!  

Over at The house That Stamps Built we're all pretty excited today because we are welcoming a guest designer for the designer's choice challenge this week.  

Robin Clendenning , is a super talented crafter and we're so fortunate she's joined us.  Her challenge is for us to create a winter theme card.  With all the fabulous winter stamps at Repeat Impressions, this is going to be a fun challenge. 

For my card I used RI# 211-P "Chickadee at Rest" and the sentiment is RI#424-G "Wishing You a Season".  The image was colored with Copic Markers. 

You'll want to visit all the Rock Stars for lots more inspiration, and we hope you'll join us in Robin's challenge.  All the details can be found at The House That Stamps Built.

Robin (our Guest Designer) - Deonna - Geri - Joy - Karen - Melissa - Patti J

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