Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My project of the month for our group challenge

Yep, it's that time again...tomorrow night is my monthy night out with my crafty girlfriends and I am in much need of it :)! Okay, so this months challenge out to us was to create something outside your comfort zone...to step outside your usual colors and comfort zone with some stamps you might have. Anyways, I wanted to do this cute little box...as I am not really into making boxes unless of course one of our gals (like Yvonne, Deborah, Kim, or Julie) does a project night and we make one.


thought this one was just a fun project to do and also use a stamp set that I probably wouldn't normally use!! So, I got the box idea from the blog called "Clearly iStamp" and the box is called a petal box...can't wait to make more of these beauties :)!
Will have more pictures for you later, once I get home from our crafty night out...

Inky Hugs,

Cutest Little Baby Face blog candy giveaway

If you are a photographer, or someone who just LOVES to take pictures, here is a contest for you to enter...please head on over to this blog: "Cutest Little Baby Face". She is giving away a handmade camera strap, pretty neat camera straps she has for sale too...but she is giving one of these beauties away.

Inky Hugs,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Card for my sister and her soon to be hubby :)!

Here is the card that I came up with for my sister and her soon to be hubby Jamie, we are off to Nfld. on Thursday morning. Myself and the kids are in the wedding party...oh yeah, and no my dd's hair didn't grow fast like I had hoped :(! I will be back Tuesday with lots of pictures I am sure, and hopefully I will come home to a house that wasn't affected by hurricane Bill.

Inky Hugs,

Father in Law Bday card

My Father in laws bday was last week, but they were away backwoods
camping for a week so I gave him his card yesterday when we saw them. I have a hard time making masculin cards, I think I am not alone in this, I decided to use my Impression Obsession "Lighthouse" stamp. I also used the "Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug embossing folder, I put the whole card in so it would be emobossed on the inside of the card too. Then I added a piece of what cardstock in the inside of the card for me to be able to write something on the inside.

Inky Hugs,

3D Pop Up Card

I came across this neat tutorial on the blog called "Under the Inkfluence", it was pretty easy to do and fun :)! So here is what I came up with, the first picture is of the outside of the card and the second picture is what I did for the inside of the card. I had a bit of trouble coming up with what to do for the inside of the card...dunno why it was hard to come up with!!

Will have to work on another card like this, to see
if I can come up with something better than what I did for the inside of the card.

Inky Hugs,

Friday, August 14, 2009

A bday card for Luc a friend of my son E*

My son E* was invited to a friends Bday party tomorrow afternoon, so I needed to make him a cool card and I decided it HAD to be a "Lightening McQueen" card too :)! Here is what I created :)!

Thanks for stopping by :)!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Where'd All My Money Go blog candy giveaway

Please, head on over to this amazing blog called "Where'd All My Money Go" as she is celebrating 100 followers and also 25,000 hits on her blog :)! She is going to be giving away something we all love, lol, $$ yep...so go on over and check it out...

Inky Hugs,

My first Stampavie stamp I won in a blog candy giveaway

Thought it was high time that I ink up this stamp from Stampavie, yep, my first Stampavie stamp. Here is what I came up with, not too sure if I am happy with how it turned out. will have to try again!

Inky Hugs,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another Impression Obsession fall challenge card

I wanted to make another Impression Obsession "fall challenge card", so this time I used this gorgeous image of a coffee cup and in the background coffee beans plus a crossword puzzle. Really LOVE this image :)! I also used the "pumpkin flourish" cuttlebug folder for the base of my card...which doesnt' show up the way I had hoped.

Inky Hugs,

Friday, August 7, 2009

Beautiful EASY bow's

So, I just happened to find the blog where I learned how to make the bow on the last card I posted and here is the link:

Happy bow making and inky hugs,

Another one of Peach-chelle's images

So, I am using another one of Peach-chelle's images I got from the Deviant Art site to make this card...thought I would try to make it an elegant looking card and in the end it came out looking like a Bridal shower kind of card.
I used the floral swirls cuttle bug folder for this card, I used Copic markers to color in this image and I learned how to do these really fun beautiful bows. Will do a tutorial later for you to see how to do these bows :)! Am sad to say that this picture doesn't do this card justice...oh well...blame the photographer (tee hee, that'd be moi) :p.

Inky Hugs,

Th-INK-ing of You Blog Candy giveaway

Head on over to "Th-INK-ing Of You blog", as she is giving away these goodies here that you spy up in this picture...pretty neat crafty things here up for grabs.

Inky Hugs,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Impression Obsession "Fall Colors" challenge

Please head on over to the Impression Obsession blog to see the the details on the "Fall Colors" challenge, and here is the card I created for this challenge. Let me tell you that these colors are outside of my usual selection of color cardstock that I would choose, but had fun doing this challenge. Am very happy with how this card turned out :)!

Inky Hugs,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Creating From the Heart Blog candy

Better hurry on over to "Creating from the Heart" blog, as they are giving away a ton of stuff like:

~1 Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Edge punch
~1 October Afternoon 8*8 patterned paper pad
~1 Making Memories Ledger pad
~ A SLICE machine and starter kit

GO, GO, GO as you only have until 3 p.m. Eastern time to enter....

Inky Hugs.

Copic Marker giveaway over at the "Crafty Goings On" blog

Yep, you read it correctly...over at the blog called "Crafty Goings On" they are having a Copic Marker giveaway and it is one of the larger sets they are giving away as well. Head on over to check out what you have to do to win these beauties :)! Here is my card for their "Coloring Challenge", I used SU markers to color in these season images....am happy with how this card turned out since I had no idea what direction it would go. I also used dimensionals on all the tree images, to make them stand off the page a bit...think it made the card look 100% better.

Inky Hugs,

My good friend Anita Hovey is having her first blog candy giveaway

My good friend Anita Hovey, is having her FIRST blog candy ever....here is what she is giving away. Looks pretty good eh?? I thought so :D! Head on over to her blog called "The Hovey Hut", see what you have to do to win these goodies and she will ship worldwide.
Inky Hugs,

a set back

So we have had a bit of a set back, I think that is what you would call it...oh well, that's what I am going to call it :p! Our son E*, has been on his meds for about 2 months now which is SUPER :)....however about 3 weeks ago I started to see changes in him. By changes I mean him starting to slip back slowly into his own little world again, meltdowns are coming back, he is getting more irritable, he is stimming again and he is also not able to tell you as often what is bothering him. Not too sure what is going on there, his med dosage hasn't changed or anything...but luckily he has an appointment to see "dr. flip flop" in the morning. It is like we take two steps forward, to only take one to two back...

Will keep you posted!

Inky Hugs,

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


So about a month ago, I started to look at the line art on the site called Deviant Art and I came across this girl art work ( her Deviant name is Peach-chelle) that I REALLY liked. I then thought that I could use some of her images on my cards, so I sent her an e-mail telling her how much I LOVE her images and that she needs to make more. I also explained that I make my own handmade greeting cards, and would love to use her images...well, to make a long story short she was thrilled and I made her day.

So tonight I thought I had better get going on some of the cards, to show her what I have done or can do with some of her images... and she also told me she will start to draw more images :D!

Inky Hugs,

Layin' Rubber Ink Blog candy Giveaway

Please head on over to "Layin' Rubber Ink's" blog, because she is celebrating her 1 year Bloggaversary and is giving away 1 sheet of Gorjouss girls stamp sets...you get to pick from 3 sets she has.

Inky Hugs,

Do NOT see this movie

Last night my dh and I decided to rent a movie, something we haven't done in awhile and so I went out to see what I could find. Well, I ended up getting this movie (which I thought would be really good since Dakota Fanning) called "Push". I do NOT recommend this movie, it was slow...a little hard to follow but in the end it just wasn't good....

Inky Hugs,


Well, dunno what it was about today that I decided that I wanted to change up my blog a bit...so I set to work to :

1) Figure out if I could make my own blogger template using Photoshop Elements 5.0...NOPE no luck there

2) Try to make my own banner, check :D...very happy with how it turned out :D!

3) Try to find a template online that I could use, NOPE nothing worked or made me get excited about the look of my blog

4) find some blog "Skins" to use, NOPE didn't find anything there either.

5) try to find blogger backgrounds I could use, HURRAY found a few :)!

So here is what I came up with...let me know what you think??

Inky Hugs,

What do you think??

Not to sure how one resizes this...lol. Anyways, this is a possible future blog header I might use :)! What do you think??

Inky Hugs,