Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hi Blog friends!! 

I hope your summer is going exceptionally well!  It's been a busy one for us, but I'm not complaining, the weather has been fabulous.   We actually got away for a week and enjoyed a great time on the ocean in downeast Maine with family.  

It's DCC once again at The House That Stamps Built and this time it's the very talented Karen's turn to challenge us.  Her challenge is to use sparkle, glitter or bling!  How fun is that????  

We are looking forward to you playing along with Karen's challenge, check out The House for all the details.

I can't stop playing around with the stamps from one of Wendy's newest stamp sets, "Contain Yourself".  The stamps are so cute and fun to use.  

For my card I used #9724 "Happy Frog" because he makes me smile each time I look at him.  I also used the coordinating sentiment #9723 "Toad You" for the same reason.  It's just a happy card.  I also used RI #1507-J "Grass" which is one of the fantastic border stamps in the RI collection.  I used my Copic Markers to flower them up and to add some ground under the frog/toad.  I added a row of rhinestones along the edge of the punched border to meet the challenge.  A little sponging, punching and matting and voila!  We have a card!  

Fun challenge Karen!  

For even more inspiration check out the other Rock Stars and see what they came up with.

             Brenda - Deonna - Geri Joy - Joyce - KarenMelissa

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hello blog friends!!! 

It's WIW time at The House That Stamps Built and that means Wendy has challenged us to create a card using another one of her awesome sketches.  

Here's her challenge this week

Here is my interpretation of this sketch, I took it very literally and stuck pretty close to the original by Wendy.  (Not something I usually do as I often like to play more with the sketches).  

I used RI#9508-J "Ship (in a bottle)", from one of the awesome new stamp sets "Wine Time".  I sponged the bg, but colored the image with Copic Markers.  

We hope you'll head to The House and check out the challenge and come on over and play along with us.  There's a great prize up for grabs so check it out.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't miss the other Rock Stars awesome creations using this sketch.  

                    Brenda - Deonna - Geri Joy - Joyce - KarenMelissa

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Greetings blog friends!  

Designer choice challenges at The House That Stamps Built blog are so much fun.  It's a great opportunity to look through your stamps and come up with a creative way of interpreting the challenge.  

This week Brenda is challenging us to "Summer Fun".   Lots of creative ideas to use with this great challenge and we hope you'll head on over to The House and play along with Brenda and the rest of the Rock Stars.  You could win some awesome RI stamps if you do.  

My summer fun is getting out on a lake and kyaking.  I LOVE my kayak.  The stamps I used for this card are RI #9003-E "Happy Summer" and RI#2918-K "Kayaker".  The bg is all sponged and the "sun" is done by masking.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Rock Stars for more great ideas for Brenda's Summer Fun Challenge.  

                         Brenda - Deonna - Geri Joy - Joyce - KarenMelissa

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Good morning, blog friends!  

It's my turn to bring on a challenge for the CAS group at Outlawz Challenges this week.  The challenge will go from Sunday, July 13 to midnight, July 20 and we hope you'll all play along.  Here's the challenge.

"Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini"!  Do you remember that song back in the 60's?  If you do, you're probably singing it right now!! Your challenge this week is to create a card with dots, dots, dots....and don't forget to keep it CAS and have yourself some fun!   
My card was made by first creating the dot dp with stamps and then die cut into banners.  I ran coordinating cs through an embossing folder to add color between the banners.  The bikes are a die cut from MFT using the same colored cs.  The strip along the bottom is a piece of dp from my scrap pile.  

To see all the entries, here's the link!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Hi blog friends! 

Hey!  It's Wednesday!!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and your new week is off to a healthy and happy start.

Sketch challenge What If? Wednesday time from The House That Stamps Built.  Grab some "play time" this week and join the challenge if you can.  These sketches are so much fun and you could win some awesome RI stamps.  All the details are at The House. 

Here's the sketch for this week.

This sketch proved to be a true challenge for me.  I had so many ideas and thoughts for it.  I think I was overloaded with ideas.  Anyway, here's what finally came out on paper!  (wink)

I had a whole bunch of dp scraps and decided I wanted this card to have bright colors.  I don't remember which paper pack these are from, but they worked well for this card.  (or so I think).  The RI stamp I used is #8711 "You Rock".   Very CAS and easy to do.  Love RI stamps, they are so versatile and easy to create with. 

So come on along and join us.  Need more inspiration??  Check out my Rock Star teamies. 

                Brenda - Deonna - Geri - Joy - Joyce - KarenMelissa

Thanks so for stopping by! 

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