Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another Sweetpea card

Here is another "Sweetpea" card that I made this afternoon :)! This stamp is called "Red Hearts", oh how I LOVE these stamps...can't wait to get more (ty, Val)!  Will be back with other cards shortly, have to put the kids to bed...

Inky hugs,

Stamps: SU "Well Scripted", Sweetpea "Red  Hearts"
Card stock: Green and Black card stock from Carousel, water color paper from Deserres
Patterned paper: home made paper (from crafty night 4 months or so ago), "Far East" stack from Michael's
Ink: Archival ink "coffee", SU "Pretty in Pink", SU "Bashful Blue", SU "Bravo Burgandy"
 Accessories: Nestabilities, sponge, Glass finish, dimensionals, Sook Wang double sided tape, Touch Markers

no excitement here, can ya tell

He is not excited about losing yet another tooth can you tell?? Lol, actually he kind of looks like he got into some of my! Just had to share this picture of him with you, he lost his 5th tooth yesterday and  wanted me to show you all his missing tooth.
I also had him make a nice smile for at least one of the pictures, here is what I!

He looks a little worried here or unsure or perhaps both :p!

Inky Hugs,

Friday, February 26, 2010

Digistamp Boutique blog candy giveaway

Over at the blog called "Digistamp Boutique" they are having a blog candy giveaway, so hurry on over to check it out you have until March 1st UK time. LOVE that bunny card :)!

Inky Hugs,

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

First card on my blog, and also "Crafting Confessions" blog candy giveaway

Here is the first card I posted on my blog, couldn't find a picture of my first card that I made!  The reason I am showing you this card is because over at the blog called "Crafting Confessions" she is having a blog candy giveaway and this is one of the criteria that has to be met. So hurry on over and check out what she is giving away, I have also posted it over there on my sidebar ----------->
Thanks for stopping by and inky hugs,


Cards from friends

The other night was the first time we all got together since last month, so the gals gave me Birthday cards that night too :)!  This gorgeous card is from Val, thank you Val I LOVE it :)!

This beautiful card was from Kim, she also included 3 lil stamp sets from Michael's (Studio G one's). Thank you Kim, LOVED the stamps and your card...what did you use to make the butterfly shine??

This isn't a Bday card (obviously, lol), this card is a thank you card from Julie and her family for providing them with some meals. LOVE this card Julie, you know how much I LOVE BoBunny paper :)!

This also isn't a Birthday card, this card was the challenge/swap card where we had to use sheet music and buttons somewhere/somehow on the card/project we created. I drew Julie's name, so here is her card which I just LOVE :)!

This next card was from Louise for my bday :)! Love what you did with this card Louise, it is gorgeous :)! What nesties did you use for the center part of the card???

Inky Hugs,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My first Sweet Pea card

Here is my first "Sweet Pea" card, got a few the other day (thank you SOOOOO much Val) and of course am ordering more :p! Love these stamps, very elegant...thanks for stopping by. I made this card for a DT submission, they provided us with a sketch and this is the card I created using said sketch.

Inky Hugs,

Stamp: Sweet Pea stamp "Come Softly" 
Card stock: Core Color from Scrapbook Cafe, Black card stock from Carousel
Patterned paper: Basic Grey "Indian Summer"
Ink: Archival "Coffee"
Accessories: Brads from Michael's, Ribbon from Michael's, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Touch Markers, Glass Finish, Gold pen, Spica pen. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

crafty night project for the night

Kim was supposed to do this months craft nights project, but she hasn't been feeling well so she sent all her supplies etc. with Val for her to teach. We created this neat project, was actually one that I have been eying for awhile but didn't try since I thought it was more difficult than it! That's one thing I LOVE about crafty night, we do projects that I usually probably wouldn't try and it get's you out of your comfort zones too which is a nice change.

Before I show you the inside picture of this gorgeous project, I have to warn you that I am no seamstress (just ask the gals who were there last night how much trouble I had with the sewing machine) so keep this in mind. My dh is actually the tailor when it comes to the sewing machine, he has made several projects and yes he did grumble a bit when I showed him my sewing I did on our project. Thank you very much for the fun night gals, and yummy treats too...looking forward to the next one

Inky Hugs,

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crafty night Challenge card

Friday night was supposed to be crafty night, but Kim and Louise weren't feeling well so we postponed it until Sunday night :)!  This months challenge was to make a card or paper project using sheet music and is what I came up with! Thanks for stopping by...will be having a blog candy giveaway in the next couple of days so keep on checking in :)!

Inky Hugs,

Saturday, February 20, 2010

3 cards

Last night I went to Julie's house for a crafty night, so I brought stuff to make 2 baby cards and a "Thinking of you" card. I needed one of the baby cards for a friends baby shower that I was going to this afternoon, so this card I thought would be perfect for her :)! There at the baby shower there was a money tree, but if you didn't want to do that you could bring books for her lil one and to my surprise there were no duplicates of books...and there was the most AMAZING chocolate caramel cheesecake that I have ever had.

This card is for a good friend of mine, who just had a baby girl (her third child) the other day and I just couldn't resist making this cute girly card for her :)!  Congratulations Diana and family, how exciting it is to have a new lil one around...can't wait to meet her :)!

This card is for an amazing woman, a good close family friend of ours who was in a very serious car accident several weeks ago. She is at home now, but is very lucky to be alive and is in a lot of pain right now...will be a long road to recovery for her! I wanted to send her a card to let her know she is in our thoughts and prayers, if she needs a meal or a visit then to just holler...I will be there in a blink of an eye.

Inky Hugs,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mag's Little Things blog candy giveaway

Her blog has reached 100 Followers, so she is celebrating by having a blog candy giveaway that you don't want to miss out on or at least I don't :)!  Stop on by over at "Mag's Little Things" blog, to see how you too can be entered to win these goodies :).

Inky Hugs,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow, snow and more snow

Here is what we woke up to this morning, no school and a whole lotta snow! This is a picture out in our backyard, onto our deck...

This is a picture I took looking up at my roof, this drift is only getting bigger, and deeper...

I took this picture looking out my front door out at the top of our van, didn't think there was that much out there...that is until I went out to shovel our was very wet and heavy snow so it took a long time to shovel. We started at 7 a.m., didn't come in until 10:30 my dh and I are sore!

Here is the final picture on our back deck, it came half way up between my knee and hip and for those of you who don't know I am about 6 ft tall. So, this is deep!

Inky Hugs,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

3 CCE cards

This card was from Madge Haycock, beautiful card :)! She used a technique using "Gesso" and then sanding it neat technique never heard of it before. Thank you Madge for this card, it arrived yesterday in my mailbox :)!

This card is from Maryann, gorgeous card...loved the sentiment ant the treble clef image :)! Thank you Maryann for this card :)...who is the set by??

This final card is by Theresa, thank you for this cute card...neat technique using the Cuttlebug embossing folder on the foil wrap. Have done it before for the larger embossing folders, but not for the smaller ones...will have to try it out sometime :)!

Inky Hugs,

Taylor~Made blog candy giveaway

Jen is having a blog candy giveaway over on her blog called "Taylor~Made", this set is the set she is giving away and you have until Feb.21st to enter so hurry over :)!

Inky Hugs,

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day :)!

Inky Hugs,

Friday, February 12, 2010

2 more cards

Here are a few more cards that I made, almost done the card order for my Mom :)!

Stamp set: SU "Embrace Life"
Card stock: Green card stock PhotoMemories, White card stock Carousel
Patterned paper: Michael's 
Ink: Archival Ink "Jet Black"
Accessories: Sook Wang Double sided tape, Nestabilities dies, "Victoria" Cuttlebug embossing folder, Touch Markers, ribbon from Michael's 

I actually made 6 of these cards, when my Mom ordered 11 cards she told me I could make some the same but I didn't really want to do that as each person is different but then I came up with this card and thought I could do a bunch of this one.

Stamp: Michael's $1.50 bin
Card Stock: SU Very Vanilla, Brown card stock from Photo Memories
Patterned paper: Basic Grey "Olive Branch"
Ink: Archival "Jet Black" ink
Accessories: Nestabilities dies, Sook Wang double sided tape

Inky Hugs,


Here is another card for my Mom for her stack of 11 cards :)! I have 7 more cards for her to make today, then 2 more Sympathy cards for a friend of mine...then onto Valentine cards :)!

Stamp: "Daisy Bucket" Nantucket Flower
Card stock: Purple from Photo Memories, black from PhotoMemories, white from Carousel Rubber stamp store
Ink: Archival Ink "Jet Black" 
Accessories: Sook Wang Double sided tape, Nestabilities dies, Cuttlebug flourishes embossing folder

I also received a card from Linda Broughton for the CCE, thank you so much for this card, it is beautiful :)! I LOVE getting cards in the mail, just because it is a surprise when it arrives but also it brightens up your day and it is a WHOLE lot better than a bill or flyers.

Stamps: Stampers Magic, SU "Love" sentiment, sentiment stamps inside the card are from Michael's
Accessories: paper from SU, and the side punch is from SU too

Inky Hugs,

Thursday, February 11, 2010

bday gift for my niece

I needed a gift for my Niece who is going to be 3 in a few weeks, I found this great idea online and thought I could do it no problem! Well, perhaps without too much trouble :p!  So good think I have my own 3 year old in my house to use as a model, and to use to trim the tutu to the perfect length...
So this is the end product, so do you think that a 3 year old girl who loves to dress up and be a princess will like this???

Inky Hugs,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 more Sympathy cards

Here is the third Sympathy card that I have made for my mom to use, this is a SU stamp that I got from a set but bought separately from a friend so I don't know what this set is called *will find out though*.

stamp set: SU, Inkadinkado sentiment
Card stock: blue, white, cream card stock from PhotoMemories 
Patterned paper: K&Co patterned paper I picked up from Walmart
Ink: Archival ink "Coffee"
Accessories: Pebbles chalk, Ribbon from Walmart, Martha Stewart flower punch, Classic circle Nestabilites, Sook Wang double sided tape, and dimensionals

My Fourth Card I made for my Mother's set, I decided to make this card a simple card, to show that even a simple card can  become elegant looking :)!

Stamp: Inkadinkado stamps
Card stock: Photo Memories card stock navy blue and white 
Ink: Archival "Jet Black" ink, Colorbox Silver ink
Accessories:  SU wheel, with flower stamp wheel (sorry don't remember which one this is), dimensionals, Classic Circle Nestabilites 

Thanks for stopping by, will have more for you tomorrow...

Inky Hugs,

Lookie what I just won!

The other day I entered into a blog candy giveaway over at the blog called "Paper Grace", and I just found out I won one of the giveaways :)! Here is what I won, Courtney Bakers stamp set...have been keeping my eye on this stamp set for awhile now and I just cannot wait to get it to play around with it to see what things I can create :).  I also won some buttons to go with the set, can't EVER have enough buttons and have actually just started to really use them on my cards...found some at my local second hand store (5 for 50 cents). Thanks again Lisa for the goodies :), will be keeping an eye on my mailbox for them to arrive!

Inky Hugs,

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bella Luna blog candy giveaway

Hurry on over to the blog "Bella Luna", as she is giving away blog candy to help celebrate her Birthday and you have until Feb.10th!

Inky hugs,

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Bday card, and one of 10 Sympathy cards

My good close friend Julie gave me this bday card, with some yummy Jelly Beans (LOVE Jelly Beans and no they aren't all gone yet) but nearly lost them all to my dh who seemed to think they were for him. Thank you so much Julie, and hope you will enjoy the soup I dropped off to your family :)!

Here is the 1st card of 10 Sympathy cards that my Mom has put in an order for, she has known 16 people who have passed away since August. Anyways, so here is what I came up with for the first card for her! Will be back over the next couple of days with the other 9 cards...

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great crafty week :)!

Inky Hugs,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Paper Grace Designs Birthday blog candy giveaway

Lisa of the blog called  "Paper Grace Designs" is having a Bday blog candy giveaway...yep, she is giving away some goodies to help celebrate her Bday :)!  The images that I have posted on this blog are the things she is giving away, pretty sweet right?? So hurry on over, because you only  have until tomorrow night to be entered into this draw.

This one is from Courtney Baker from her "Practicing Creativity designs", which I have been thinking I should get  for awhile now :)!

Check out these AMAZING buttons that are from DeNami Designs, LOVE the looks of these buttons...nice bright colors :)!
And finally this lovely gift voucher for Simon Says stamps...

Hurry on over!!!

Inky Hugs,

Friday, February 5, 2010


I just thought I would let all you local gals who live near me, that out in my Frenchy's that they are selling:

1)buttons for .50 cents (not dollars) for 5 buttons
2)Inkadinkado stamps (mounted)
3)Scrabook/stamp carrying cases for $3.95, they are a good size carrying case too :)!
4) patterned paper stacks for babies or brides for $4.00 the same brand you get at Walmart

Inky Hugs,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It is my Bday today :)

Yep, today is  my Bday and am having a somewhat quiet day so far :)! My parents are having a family Bday party for myself and my oldest on Saturday afternoon, so I am looking forward to it :). Will have more crafty goodies posted later on tonight or tomorrow morning...

Inky Hugs,

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

3 Cards

I decided to make three cards the other day, this first one is a Photostamp that had in my stash of unmounted stamps and I hadn't used her yet....thought there was no time like the present :D!  I used my Pebble's chalk set to color her in, and I think if I used any other coloring medium that it wouldn't have turned out so soft and elegant looking.

Stamp: Photostamp by Third Coast
Card stock: all card stock was from PhotoMemories (Blue and black)
Patterned paper: K&Co. Designer paper pack (Blue Floral kit)
Ink: Archival ink "Coffee"
Accessories: Sook Wang double sided tape, Martha Stewart punch, Making Memories paper trimmer, Pebbles chalk set

I just HAD to use her image again, but this time I decided not to color her in! I also used a large Arabesque background stamp that I borrowed from my crafty friend Deborah while she has been away for the frame around the girls face.

Stamp: Photostamp by Third Coast
Card Stock: red, black, and pink card stock from PhotoMemories
Ink: Colorbox silver pigment ink, Archival ink "Coffee"
Accessories: Sook Wang Double sided tape, Dimensionals from the dollar store, Ribbon from Deborah, Nestabilites label die and classic square die, Cuttle bug Swiss dots embossing folder

For this card I used another Photostamp for this card, and will let you know who it is by when Julie calls me back as she has borrowed it. I also used a piece of paper we did the "Marble" effect on at  a crafty night several months ago for a frame around the photostamp image :)!

Stamp: will let you know
Card stock: All card stock black, pink are from PhotoMemories
Ink: Archival Jet black ink
Accessories: Sook Wang double sided tape, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Martha Stewart flower punch 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day :)!

Inky Hugs,