20 January, 2010

High Hopes Blog hop....& othre stuff

Hi all!
Just wanted to send you a thank you for everyone who played along in the Inktegrity blog hop! If you haven't already, check the Inktegrity blog to see if you're a winner!

Sorry its taken me so long to post this, but my laptop went kaputz the day after the Inktegrity hop! GRRR!!! I've been without a computer until today!! I am waiting for the technician to tell me how much saving all my data will cost, if he can fix my laptop & how much THAT will cost, and if it can't be fixed, well, then I guess I'm SOL.. lol

For now I'm using another ancient hunk o junk ~ but I am thankful to at least be able to be online! This computer hence, does not have any of my programs, digis, photos, etc. programmed onto it. Its pretty much a shell. So it will be another week at least, until I am able to upload any pictures! Without the net, I have gottena few cards done though! LOL

Today is the 20th so don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes blog and hop along! The new Dustin Pike images, IMHO are TDF! Go Go Go!!!!

14 January, 2010

Happy 6 monthaversary to Inktegrity!

WOW! How lucky am I?! First I win a top secret (well until today) image from Inktegrity, and then Joni asks me if I'll join the blog hop! Well, I'm just tickled pink!

If you've arrived from Joni's blog, you're on the right track. If you want to start at the beginning, head on over to Dani's blog where it all begins!

Thank you so much for coming to the celebration!
Inktegrity turned 6 months young this month, and they are celebrating with this month's new releases and some exciting news!

Here it is! The image for this hop is the image I won during Inktegrity's Mikey contest!

I decided on an easel fold using kraft cardstock. Mikey is colored with Copics. I was surprised at how easily I got the banana's colored. I was a tad nervous I wouldn't have the right shades on hand! I had a blast coloring this up and it was easy to come up with a layout with this adorable image!

Cardstocks and papers are SU & My mind's eye. Texture is from Cuttlebug's Distressed Stripes embossing folder. Accessories include some buttons and ribbon from my stash and 3 little Bella's baubles in a matching green hue. Lastly, I used SU's scalloped edge punch for the inside accent.

There's MORE!

Here's the exciting news: Comment on my blog and the blogs listed below, and you will be entered to win Wally the Whale from each of us! Yes, that means you have 13 chances to win: 11 DT blogs and 2 special friends who won the Mikey contest join us in the blog hop (one of those friends would be little ol' me!). Wally can be seen on some of these blogs so you'll have the opportunity to meet him along the way.

Now head on over to Kelly's blog to see her beautiful card, then end at the Inktegrity blog for one lucky winner to receive ALL 3 new images on this release, which will be available tomorrow in the store.
Happy hopping and thank you for joining us in this little birthday party!


The Hopping Trail...............

13 January, 2010

Winter Wonderland, High Hopes & Dustin Pike!

Hello all!

Quick post today to show you the card I made for a Winter Wonderland swap hosted by my friend Christyne on SCS.

I got this cute digi from Angel's Landing a while ago & thought what a perfect image for this winter-but-not-christmas themed swap!

The image is printed on Whisper White with a laser printer, and colored with copics and SU! markers (the blue). i had a hard time deciding what colors to color the hat. Then I came accross this DSP in my stash from SU! and thought its perfect to go with the hat! So I colored all the little penguins up and cut out all the hats, they're stuck on with pop squares.

The sentiment is computer generated. I used the fancy tags spellbinders and brushed irridescent glitter glue on top (the brand is not stickles but they're like stickles). The sentiment reads "brr-ingin' you winter wishes".

Last but not least, a snowflake brad & scallop edge punched bottom finish off the card!

Hope the girls like him (or her I guess!).

I just heard the news! Dustin Pike is joining High Hopes stamps! I have been in awe of his cute cartoony dragons and other whimsical characters for some time and its so exciting that he'll be joining High Hopes!

Don't miss the blog hop on January 20th HERE!

thanks for stopping by!

11 January, 2010

Valentines Day Sneakie

Hello! Just a little something for you today!

A little while ago, my friend Kelly posted about a contest on Inktegrity's blog. They needed sentiments for a new image that she has yet to release! Inktegrity posted a little snippit of the image and anyone who wanted to try, could post thier suggestions for what Mikey the monkey might say. I was pleased as punch when Kelly told me to go look on the blog because my little sentiment won!

It's an adorable image and I'm so lucky to have won it!
Well, the image is not releasing until the 14th ~ so that is all you get to see for now.... hehe!

Check out Integrity's blog for the release on January the 14th!

~ thanks for stopping by!

07 January, 2010

Leftover Christmas goodie........

I almost forgot to post this; but here it is!
We had a pretty busy Christmas this year. 3 family dinners. Boxing Day (that's the 26th for my american friends) was fast approaching and I needed cards for bf's mom & dad; and for his sister's family of 5!
I was tired, and just totally out of creative ideas, but I needed to do something! So, I decided instead of creating traditional cards for each person, I'd give away chocolate! That way, the lack of a true card would be overlooked. I decided on one for each family. 2. A number I could handle.

These pockets are so easy to do up; so that's just what I did. I rummaged through my stash of papers and pulled out two sheets of SU! DSP in a Christmassy theme and did a simple diaper fold I Loaded them up with chocolate, candy canes and a couple of dollar scratch and wins.

They did the trick! They were recieved with bold big eyes and oohs and aahs... as much for the creativity as the chocolate -but more so for the chance to win millions!!!! (er, well.... hundreds...)

DSP, CS, ribbon, embellies - all SU! (except red rhinestones)
Tools; snowflake border punch from Martha Stewart

All supplies used are SU, except the MERRY stamp (thankd Mary!) and the giant red flower (thanks Judy!) - and a little gold stickles for dots around the word "Merry".

If you've never tried this fold before, you really should. All it takes is a sheet of 12x12 double sided DSP and you're off to the races!

06 January, 2010

New year, newly organized... kinda.

I don't know about you all, but I am happy to start a new year. I have bright eyes looking to the times ahead & I"m happy to put alot of last year's troubles behind. It just seemed one thing after another went wrong for us. From the contractor screwing up our floors, to our new couches that were defective, clothes that shrunk (or waistline that expanded), just to name a thing or two. It was nice see the clock strike twelve and put all of that behind us!

One of the things I wanted to do this year, is get more organized. I have been thinking about paper storage for some time. We had our condo up for sale, and it had not sold, so I said to myself, well - now I can take everything back out of the boxes they were in, and actually think about getting some storage solutions and organize the space.

Well, partly that has come true. After Christmas, Michael's had thier storage cubes on sale for 50% off and so I used a little Christmas moolah to pick some up. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with my crafting supplies.

This unit sits in the corner of our den. Its made up of 5 cubes of different configurations and the whole thing can be switched around and changed if wanted. I used an old little shelf that's been around for a while and painted a number of times. I will eventually one day strip it back down to bare wood but for now it serves its purpose as my stamp storage.

There is a now a place for my paper trimmer and my scor-pal, stampin' scrub and ATG within easy reach. I used the drawers to store some chipboard embellies, rub-ons, etc. and my cuttlebug stuff, and the stamp a ma jig that I bought that I haven't ever used yet. haha

Some more drawers housing glues, ink pads (for now), envies and some prima flowers.

Finally some organization for my embellies. I have since organized this drawer by color. I also have a place to store my markers! WOOHOO!

Now, I'm not showing you the rest of the room yet because well - its currently a catch all for everything that doesn't have a home, and things that DO have a home but haven't been put back yet. Its a disaster!!

What I WILL share with you is the Secret Santa gift i got from a very special lady. This is the secret santa exchange I had with my friends from SCS. The lovely and talented Judy got stuck with me! I should really have posted this some time ago, but with the holidays, you know how things can get!

She used PTI stamps and the template they have for this cute as can be 3-d house. It was stuffed full of goodies, embellies, candles, chocolate - all just for me! I was tickled pink when I opened this and it is still proudly displayed on top of my television. It gets me all glassy eyed to think of the time and effort it took for her to make something so detailed. I am sooooooo thankful to have met Judy, and all my other sisters on Splitcoast. Its been oh.... gee. I think we're closing in on 3 years now.

Here is the little house. Untie the ribbon and the roof lifts off!

Dontcha just LOVE the card?? Its sooo adorable! and yep, that's her sunshiny face smiling back! how creative!!!!!

And of course, all the yummy goodness that was inside! can't believe it all fit in there!

And so, you see, although my year could have been better, there were alot of great moments too. I hope your year has started off beautifully and I wish you the happiest and healthiest year to come!