This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Last Card as a Party Planner- PTT # 48

This will be my final posting for Party Time Tuesdays. My term as a design team member has come to an end. I have had a great time working with Jen and I thank her allowing me to be a part of PTT's fabulous team!

Now, here is my card:

Yes, Christmas is over, but I have ONE card ready and waiting for next year!! Woo Hoo!! I'm already ahead of the game! :) The image is from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, who is a sponsor for this week. Papers are from My Mind's Eye and the ribbon is from 3 Girls Jam, who were both month-long sponsors for December.

Please stop by Party Time Tuesdays blog to check out the cards that the other DT members have created for your enjoyment and inspiration.

Stamps: Girl Tree by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps
Papers: Garden Green (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned papers by My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica pens, Stardust Gel Pen, gold glitter stick-on adornments (Michael's), Cherry Lipstick ribbon from 3 Girls Jam

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Bombshell's Ms. December, Torrey, challenged us to create a Steampunk Project this monthusing our Bombshell stamps and digi images. Well, the challenge terrified me! I really wasn't quite sure WHAT Steampunk was, so I Googled it and this is what I found:

From Wikipedia: Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

So, what I found out is that anything "steam-powered", gears, or clockworks would work for Steampunk. I checked around for Steampunk-themed crafting items and oh, my...there are tons available out there!! Tim Holtz is a great one!!! So, with my Bombshell images and crafting supplies in hand, I delved into the world that is Steampunk...and, much to my amazement, I enjoyed it!!! My Steampunk project is a wall-hanging, but I need to find a frame to fit it (guess I should have thought of that first!!) The page is actually a recycled page from a wedding photo album. The gold-striped "frame" was already on the page and I just slipped some Steampunk-themed DSP into it.

The page measures approximately 8" x 9". I'll have to keep looking for a frame that I like and that will fit properly.

I used my beloved Bombshell Angel image and the Bombshell Halloween Costumes digi-images. Yes, it's a Halloween costume but with the top hat and cape, I thought it looked steampunk-y enough to use.

These images are cut from the Steampunk Debutante designer paper from Graphic 45 and layered onto cardstock.

The words "Steampunk Debutante" are actually cut from the cover of the Steampunk Debutante designer paper from Graphic 45. I added a couple of brads.

I hope you've enjoyed my first Steampunk project. As much fun as I had making this, I'm sure it won't be my last! Please visit the Bombshell Stamps blog for more Steampunk inspiration! You will NOT be disappointed!!!

Stamps: Bombshell Angel, butterflies from Butterfly Queen, Halloween Costume Digi-images
Papers: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Steampunk Debutante Collection DSP (Graphic 45)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Timepieces and Game Spinners, 1/16" hold punch, antiqued copper brads (American Crafts), recycled page from old wedding photo album, glue dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PTT #47- Oh, JOY!

Happy Tuesday!!! It's time for this week's Party Time Tuesday challenge- to use RIBBON!

This week's image sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps. This JOY stamp is so fun. This is our 3rd week using our month-long sponsor- My Mind's Eye patterned papers and 3 Girls Jam ribbons. Make sure to check 'em out!!

Now head on over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the design team has to offer!

Stamps: Make It Snappy- JOY Squares by Bugaboo
Papers: Old Olive, Real Red (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, My Mind's Eye patterned paper Accessories: Copic Markers, Cherry Lipstick ribbon (3 Girls Jam), Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, pop dots

Friday, December 16, 2011

Zentangle Christmas

I recently took a class at The Queen's Ink on Zentangle and I've been wanting to try it on a Christmas card, so this was the week that I decided to do it! So, here is my card:

Here's a close-up of the cute image:

Stamps: Getting Ready for Christmas digi-image by The Paper Shelter
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: MicroPen 01, Copic Markers, Scorer, gold stick-on beads

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Little Dumpling Ringing in the New Year!

Wow...can you believe that there are only 16 days left and then it'll be 2012??? This year has flown by!! Here is Little Dumpling from Digital Delights by Louby Loo ringing in the New Year:

Shhh, we won't tell anyone that I accidentally put the 1 on backwards...oops! Once it was stuck there was no getting it off! Oh, well! :) Isn't Little Dumpling just adorable, though??

Head on over to the Digital Delights blog for more holiday inspiration!

Stamp: Little Dumpling New Year Boy by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, River Rock (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper by Bo Bunny
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug alpha-numeric dies, Nestabilities, glue pen, glue dots, Idea-ology Time Pieces and game spinners (Tim Holtz), stick-on rhinestones (Studio 18)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa's Suit- PTT #46

It's time for your Party Time Tuesdays inspiration. This week's challenge is to make a green and red Christmas card using The Paper Shelter image that we received. My image is an adorable one- Santa's Suit hanging on the clothesline!! I guess Santa is airing it out after being in storage for almost a year!

The Antique White ribbon is from 2 Girls Jam and the papers are from My Mind's Eye. and they are fabulously fun to use! Such cute designs! I really love this Merry Christmas paper. There were also little punch-outs included with the paper...I decided to use a scrap of the paper and one of the punch-outs in the inside of my card:

Please visit our sponsor's websites- The Paper Shelter, My Mind's Eye, and 3 Girls Jam to see these fabulous products as well as many others. Also stop by the Party Time Tuesdays' blog to check out more Tuesday inspiration from the rest of the design team...and we hope that you'll play along!!!

Stamps: Getting Ready for Christmas digi-image by The Paper Shelter
Papers: Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi cardstock (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Antique White ribbon (3 Girls Jam), gold stick-on beads, Sakura Clear Sparkle Jelly Pen

**This Antique White ribbon from 3 Girls Jam would be perfect for any shabby chic projects you might be working on!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Muscle Beach in Gingerbread-land

Bombshell Stamps just released a limited edition digital stamp set call Gingerbread Pin-Ups. Here is my first project using these images. I made a Christmas wall-hanging and it would be perfect for someone who collects gingerbread men! (I apologize for the poor pictures- it's really hard to get a good picture of something this size and not have flash-glare on the glass!)

Here is a close-up of that gorgeous Gingerbread Pin-Up:

Did you notice that someone has already taken a bite out of her leg?

Here's a close up of those muscle-bound beefcakes...or should I say "ginger"cakes showing off for the lovely lady:

This fun set is available in the Bombshell store only until the end of December and then they'll disappear, so hurry and pick up your set today!!!

You might want to also stop by the Bombshell Stamps' blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created using these deliciously adorable images!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Limited Release!!!

Bombshell Stamps has just released an adorable Gingerbread digi-set called Gingerbread Pin-Up. These Pin-up and Pump-up Gingerbreads are mmmmm good with zero calories for the holidays! But only for a limited time! So get them while they last and have a Sweet Holiday Season! Check 'em out!

Hop on over to the Bombshell Stamps blog to check out Kathi's sample using this simply adorable set! Come back here on Monday for some more Gingerbread inspiration!

Zentangle Star

Last night, my friend, Gloria, and I took another Zentangle class at The Queen's Ink in Savage Mill and we had a blast! In this class "Queen" Patti taught us how to make 3-dimensional stars decorated with 'tangles'. Check out what we made:

We used a star template (enlarged on the Xerox) found on Susan Breen Silvy's blog cut from cold-press watercolor paper. Although the design didn't come out quite like I had planned, I'm still happy with how it turned out. Of course, you should see Gloria's star! WOW! It turned out beautifully!!

I can't wait to take a more classes so I can learn more patterns! This Zentangle stuff can be addictive, although at the end of making this star, I was little cross-eyed! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Kid Cocoa Pouches

Hello, and welcome to my hide-away! It's time for your weekly Digital Delights inspiration! I hope you enjoy my little project as much as I did making it!

I recently went to a Christmas get-together with my stamping group. My friend, Paula, made these cute little hot cocoa "kits" for each of us. It was so cute, I decided to give it a try. (Check out Paula's here!!)

Here is my version of Paula's brown bag pouches using Digital Delights' Christmas Kids digi-images:

As you can see in this next photo, there are actually two "pockets" in this pouch- the back pocket holds the hot cocoa mix pouch and the front pocket holds the candy cane stirring stick and two Peppermint Patty candies.

These will make cute little gifts for co-workers or classmates. You could even tuck a gift card in the front pouch if you wanted!

Thanks for stopping by!! Please drop in on the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog to see what the rest of the design team has been up to! Oh, and stop by the Digital Delights store! They're having their once a year Christmas Blow-out! Save up to 70% on most of their Christmas images, BUT it doesn't stop there! You can also get 20% off any single purchase of $10 or more!! Use code SNOWFLAKES at checkout!! Hurry! This special won't last long!

Stamps: Christmas Kids digi-image by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Eskimo Kisses patterned paper pack by Basic Grey
Accessories: Copic Markes, brown lunch bag, redline tape, gold glitter stick-on adornements (Reflections by Michael's), white organdy ribbon, hot cocoa packet, candy cane, 2 Peppermint Patty candies

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

PTT #45- Fancy a Mug for Two?

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Party Time Tuesdays Challenge! I've been "off" for a month, so I'm excited to get back into the swing of things! This week we have some fabulous sponsors- Paper Makeup Stamps, My Mind's Eye, and 3 Girls Jam provided us some wonderful images, papers and ribbons for the Design Team to use this week. Stitchy Bear and House of Gilli will be providing prizes for this week's challenge winners!!

Okay, now onto my card for this week. The image that I received to use is called
Pete the Penguin and he's from Paper Make-up Stamps. Isn't he adorable!!??

Here's the inside of the card:

This image would also work for hot cocoa holders. Think I'll give that a go next! :)

I'm really loving the designer papers that we received from My Mind's Eye and the ribbons from 3 Girls Jam are fun! You'll be seeing more of their papers and ribbons throughout December for our PTT challenges.

Now, head on over to the Party Time Tuesdays blog for more inspiration from the design team and to check out more info on our sponsors. While you're at it, why don't you come and play with us?! You never know- you might win a prize from one of those fabulous sponsors!!

Stamps: Pete the Penguin from Paper Makeup Stamps
Papers: Certainly Celery, Real Red (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned papers from My Mind's Eye
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cherry Lipstick red ribbon (3 Girls Jam), glue dots, tea bag, poem is computer-generated

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bombshell Holiday Challenge Contest

Bombshell Stamps is getting into the holiday spirit and feeling generous, and we want to do something for our loyal fans! We're having a Holiday Challenge Contest!

This special challenge is a one-time only contest. Use any stamp to create a holiday card and share it with us in the Gamblers Anonymous section of The Casino in Bombshell's forum!

Each entry will earn one chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to the Bombshell Store, which will be selected via a random draw. Use a Bombshell Stamp and you'll win two chances!If you win using a Bombshell stamp (rubber or digital), you can win a $20.00 gift certificate!

The deadline for this challenge is December 31st. The winner will be chosen by January 5th!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Moon Charlie

**If you're here for the Bombshell Stamps' Hump Day Hop, please scroll down to the next post**

Happy December!!! It's the first Thursday of the month so that means it's time for another new release from Digital Delights!! There are so many adorable images being released today!! I'm here to introduce you to Moon Charlie. Isn't he cute??

This little guy has such a sweet face:

I didn't adorn him much. I thought the striped paper with the glitter was enough adornment. I love this little guy and I can see myself using him a lot! Make sure to stop by the Digital Delights Blog to see the fabulous creations the rest of the DT has to show you using this month's brand new images!

Stamps: Moon Charlie by Digital Delights
Papers: Real Red, Soft Sky, striped DSP (all Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, red glitter stick-on adornments (Michael's), pop dots

Bombshell Hump Day Hop- a Color Challenge!!!

Hello, and welcome!!! It's time for our monthly Hump Day Hop! You should have arrived here from Laura's Blog. If you did, you're on the right track! If you didn't, head on over to the Bombshell Stamps' Blog to start the hop from the very beginning!

This month, Alison, our Hump Day Hottie, challenged us with a beautiful color combination! Check it out:

Aren't these colors fabulous?! I had originally wanted to use all 5 colors on my card, but I couldn't "fit" them all on there, so I settled for 3 colors. Here's my card:

A close-up of those gorgeous koi:

A BIG thank you to my friend, Jane, who came to the rescue by giving me a couple of sheets of Soft Sky cardstock!! Of all the blues that I had, none of them were even close to matching the swatch. I think Soft Sky is perfect! Thanks, Jane! You saved the day!!

I thought the koi images worked perfectly for this color combo. I hope you like it. Now, head on over to Torrey's Blog to continue on your journey.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon!!

Stamps: Lotus Garden by Bombshell Stamps
Papers: Marigold Morning, Appealing Apricot, Soft Sky, patterned paper (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Bubbles embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin' Up), Nestabilities, gold stick-on rhinestones (Studio 18

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sale at Bombshell Stamps!!!

It's Bombshell Stamps' Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale!

Receive 25% off your entire purchase NOW through Monday, Nov. 28!

Just use coupon code "CYBR30" at check out! Hurry! Go check it out at Bombshell Stamps!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rudolph "Spares"

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Even though it's Thanksgiving Day, it's Thursday, and that means another Digital Delights inspiration piece!

Can you believe that Christmas is ONLY a month away?!?! Here is a really cute little stocking-stuffer or little gift that's fun and easy to make! We've all read the story about Rudolph and his shiny nose leading Santa's sleigh through the fog, but what happens if his nose burns out?? Hmm, have you ever though about that?? Well, here is the solution- "spares" for his red shiny nose!! (I apologize for the poor pictures- I just couldn't get rid of the glare from the flash!)

I used the reindeer from Digital Delights' Christmas Toppers 1. Isn't he cute? Here's a close-up:

On the back is this poem:

Rudolph with your nose so bright
In case your light should dim,
I've made these handy "Rudolph Spares"
tucked safe inside this tin.

Here is a different poem in case you like this one better:

Rudolph has a job to do
Every Christmas Eve,
it's true.
His nose will always
light the way
For Santa and his tiny sleigh,
But if his nose should
ever go out
Don't cry or whine
or yell or pout.
Take out this jar and use a bit.
From Rudolph's
Red Nose repair kit!

I hope that you've enjoyed my project for this week. Why not head on over to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created for your enjoyment and inspiration!

Stamps: Christmas Toppers 1 (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Papers: Real Red, Cool Carribean (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Eskimo Kisses DSP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: 4x6" cello bag, metal tin, red M&Ms, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Snowflake embossing folder, snowflake brads, stick-on red glitter adornment (Michael's), oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up), "Rudolph Spares" and poem computer-generated

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm A Birthday Sundaes Guest Designer!

I'm SO excited! I am a guest designer on the Birthday Sundae's Challenge Blog this week!!! This week's sponsor is:

The winner of this week's challenge will win 3 digi-images from Karen's Doodles! Stop by her store to check out her adorable images!!

Okay, on to this week's Birthday Sundae's Challenge...our challenge this week was to use old or neglected "stuff" from our stash!! Well, I have LOTS of old and neglected items just waiting to be used!! For my cards here, I've used some patterned paper from a very old paper pack- mostly scraps that I found in my scrap bin. I've also used ribbons that have been laying around collecting dust, some leftover glitter brads, a Sakura Sparkle Jelly Pen that was bought a while ago and still in the package, as well as a single lone flower that was floating around in my stamp room.

This images were so much fun to color. I hope you like the cards that I have to share with you!

A beautiful little birthday fairy:

Close up:

Check out this adorable little guy!

Cute AND bearing gifts! :) What more could you want?

And finally an adorable tiger dropping in with a birthday "Hi!" Adorable image, however this card didn't turn out quite like planned!! Oh, well... :)

Thanks for stopping by! Now head on over to the Birthday Sundae's Challenge Blog and join in the fun!!!

Card 1:
Stamps: Fairy Princess image by Karen's Doodles, Make A Wish sentiment by Stampin' Up
Papers: Green Galore, Summer Sun (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown from scrap bin
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sakura Sparkle Jelly Pen, flower (Prima), 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, 1/16" hole punch, glitter brads (Stampin' Up), pop dots

Card 2:
Stamps: Bigsby Gift image by Karen's Doogles
Papers: Brocade Blue, Summer Sun, striped patterned paper (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon (Stampin' Up), Cuttlebug, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, pop dots, red stick-on rhinestones

Card 3:
Stamps: Tiger Fun, sentiment is computer generated
Papers: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown from scrap bin
Accessories: orange satin ribbon (Offray), Copic Markers

Friday, November 18, 2011

Digital Delights Design Team Call!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is having a Design Team Call!

Do you love digital stamps and love to create? Do you like to be on a fab team? Are you organized and able to meet deadlines? If so then come apply for Digital Delights by Louby Loo's fantastic team!

Our call is open for anyone from anywhere, all applicants will be considered! You MUST have a well-maintained blog and be willing to share your Digital Delights projects on a weekly basis. The DT term will run from January 12th 2012 through the July 26th 2012. This call will remain open from November 18th through November 30th 2011. All new members will be notified 1st week in December.

Before submitting your application for our team, please read through the DT requirements listed below. Please do not apply if you cannot meet our requirements.

1. Required projects are once a week, with one project a month being new releases. All creations will be posted on your own blog to coincide with Digital Delights posts every Thursday. Therefore all creations must be uploaded to our Gallery no later than the Tuesday evening.

2. Links will be given for our badges and must be placed on your sidebar for the duration of the DT term

3. You will be required to check and participate in our Private group and be able to check it frequently to keep up with our plans. This is where you will add your stamp requests.

4. Creations should be entered into challenges and galleries as much as possible as well as becoming members of our various groups.

5. You must also know and understand how to use digital images. No special software is required but you must be able to print digital images in order to showcase them. Further, you must have a working knowledge of blogging software and understand the basic principles of inserting links, adding photos, etc. A digital camera to photograph your work is required. No scanned images please. All photos must be submitted in JPEG format.

6. You will be required to do one Hostess Monday posting on the Digital Delights blog.

7. Your term will be for a period of 6 months (or as stated in the dates above)


Your photo and a short bio including blog links will be placed on the Design Team page on our website for the duration of your design period.

You will receive a badge to display on your blog showing that you are a designer for Digital Delights.

All digital stamps/products received during your design period are yours to keep and use forever. Our angel policy/terms of use must be adhered to at all times. All artwork you’ve created for Digital Delights is yours to keep using as you wish.

As a DT member you will receive a 50% discount on Digital Delights products (excludes custom blog design, watermarks and dvd's), for as long as you are on the our design team.
Most of all this is a fun and friendly group, so you will have a great time!!!!!!!!!!

To apply:

All applications should be emailed to Wendy at along with a short bio and links to your blog. Please put "Digital Delights DT Call" in the subject line.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Joyful Song of Christmas

Well, can you believe it's just a little over a month until Christmas!! Today, I want to introduce you to a pretty little girl named Caroling Penny. Penny is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Here is the inside of the card. The sentiment is from Digital Delights' Caroling Sentiment set.

Make sure to head on over to the Digital Delights blog to be inspired by our fabulous design team!! While you're at it, make sure to stop by the Digital Delights store! They're having a Thanksgiving SALE! You can get 20% off all products (excluding DVDs, watermarks and custom blogs). But hurry!! The sale ends November 23rd!!

Stamps: Caroling Penny, Caroling Sentiment Set by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper by Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses pack)
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, felt poinsettias and leaves, glue dots, gold stick-on rhinestones, sponge

PTT Is Having a Design Team Call!!

Have you ever wanted to be on a design team? Do you LOVE working with digital images? Do you LOVE to color? Well, THIS is your chance to be part of a fabulous design team!!! Here are the deets:

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge

This term is for 4 months and will start on January 1, 2012 and end on April 30, 2012. The requirements are as follows:

~Have an active blog where you post 2-3 times a week.

~Have a gallery on SCS where you post your weekly projects

~Be able to complete 1 card a week and post it to your blog and your gallery.

~Commenting on our Challenge participants’ blogs is a must!

~Be able to promote the PTT blog where ever possible. Also place our badge on your personal blogs sidebar linking back to PTT.

~Take excellent photos of your work.

~Bea able to work with Digital stamps.

~Have excellent coloring skills

~If you belong to other DT’s no problem just make sure you can meet our deadlines of a card a week!

The Perks: Getting your name and designs out for the public to see! Your name will be featured on the PTT blog. Getting DT experience if you have never been on a Design Team. Support in a team environment...The Senior DT is a great help! They are all very friendly and helpful! You will also receive products that our generous sponsors give the team to feature in their designs!

To Apply: If this sounds like a team you would love to be part of, please email the following to Please submit your application no later than Friday, December 2, 2011 by 8pm mountain time. Applicants will be notified by December 5, 2011. Team will be officially announced on January 3, 2012.

Full name
~A link to your personal blog~SCS gallery link
~Craft Resume
~Best email for contact
~3 photos of your favorite projects featuring your best coloring skills. Please make sure 1 of those projects includes a digital stamp that is colored.

Good luck!!

OBG Blog Hop

If you've come here looking for the Design D.I.V.A.S. Oldie But Goodies blog hop, you're on the right track, however, I didn't get my card made in time...please hop on over to Cindy G.'s blog to continue with the fun!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Yesterday my friend, Gloria, and I spent the day at the Queen's Ink in Savage Mill learning all about how to create Zentangle tiles. What FUN!!!! Who knew there were so many different patterns! During our beginner class, we learned the basics of creating these fabulous pieces along with some really fun patterns! Here is my first-ever Zentangle tile using 4 different patterns:

We created a second tile using 4 more patterns and learned a little about shading. I need to work on my shading!

After a delicious lunch at Ram's Head, we took a second class where we learned 8 more patterns. I really like this tile:

I can see where this can be VERY addictive! The Queen's Ink offers 7 more classes for learning more patterns. I sure hope we can make it to another class soon!!! Now, I need to learn how to incorporate these designs into my cards!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

You can WIN!

You can win a set of Digital Delights 12 Days of Christmas digi images!!!! Check 'em out:

Want a chance to win a set?? We are giving away TWO sets !! All you have to do is leave a comment on the Digital Delights Blog telling us which DAY you like the best and whether you would like to win colored or uncolored set (of course become a follower of our blog too if you are not already.)

You have until MIDNIGHT SUNDAY to comment and winner will be announced Monday.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Happy Couple!

It's time again for me to spotlight another adorable Digital Delights by Louby Loo image. This week I'm introducing you to Bride and Groom and the Wedding/Anniversary sentiments. The bride and groom are just too cute and they were lots of fun to color using my Copics!!! Here's my card:

Remember the images are available in black and white or a colored version!! Make sure to check out what else Digital Delights has to offer!!!

Stamps: Bride and Groom digi, Wedding and Anniversary sentiments by Digial Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Basic Black, Real Red, flocked DSP (all Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Labels Eleven Nestabilities, mulberry paper roses, glue dots, pop dots, scalloped oval punch

Monday, November 7, 2011

On the 7th Day of Christmas

Digital Delights is celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas...just a little early...and here is one reason that we're celebrating!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is releasing the 12 Days of Christmas digi-images just in time for your Christmas card-making pleasure! Today is the 7th day of the celebration and here is the 7 Swans A-Swimming image. Each and every one of the 12 images is SO cute. Make sure to stop by the Digital Delights blog to check out the other images!!!

Stamps: 7 Swans A-Swimming by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Cranberry Crisp. Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper (Penny Black)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, felt poinsettias and leaves, glue dots, striped ribbon (Stampin' Up), gold stick-on rhinestone

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Release!

Take a look at this cute little guy:

His name is Skiing Snowie McFee...and he's one of Digital Delights' brand new releases for November. Head on over to the Digital Delights storefront to see the other adorable images they have released! Make sure to also visit the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog to see some fabulous creations by the DD Design Team using the brand new images!

Stamps: Skiing Snowie McFee
Papers: Bashful Blue, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Eskimo Kisses DSP (Basic Grey)
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Eleven, pop dots, beaded ribbon trim (Walmart), 1/8" hole punch snowflake brads

Countdown Recipe Challenge- Bombshell Forum Re-launch Party

The Bombshell Stamps Forum Re-launching Party is still going on!!! Kelli gave us a great and fun challenge- a Countdown Recipe challenge.

We were to use:

4 patterned papers
3 rectangles
2 circles
1 ribbon

Here's my submission for her challenge:

It was a lot of fun trying to get all of the components on my card...I used 4 different patterned paper, although one is a little hard to see (it's beind the ribbon and coin.) My 3 rectangles are the panel with the Japanese symbols (which means "Beautiful"), the striped DSP behind that image and then the DSP under the ribbon. The 2 circles are the coin and the circle behind the coin, and finally the one ribbon. Then, of course, there is my Bombshell image- the new Geisha digi-image.
If you'd like to play along with Kelli's Countdown Recipe challenge go to the Bombshell forum and this thread- Countdown Recipe Challenge but hurry, you only have a little over 24-hours to play along. The deadline is midnight tomorrow night!!

Stamps: Bombshell Stamps' Peek-a-Boo Geisha digi-image
Papers; Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned papers unknown
Accessories: Copic Markers, pop dots, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon (Stampin' Up), Chinese coin (The Shoppes at Somerset by Stampington & Co.), Japanese symbols computer genereated, glue dots

Monday, October 31, 2011

It's A Party! Danse Macabre!

Happy Halloween!!! Bombshell Stamps is having a party...a party to celebrate the re-launching of their updated forum. We will be partying for 3 days- starting today- and running through Wednesday. The Bombshells have challenges, games, and lots of make sure to check it out HERE.

I am thrilled to be hosting one of the party challenges. My challenge is called "Howl at the Moon". Your challenge is to create a project using your Bombshell Stamps or digi-images but make sure that you have a MOON somewhere on it! It's easy to play along- all you'll need to do is create your project and post a picture of it on THIS thread on the forum and you could win one of MANY prizes! All prize-winners will be randomly selected. Hurry! You only have until Thursday morning at 12 midnight (PDT) - that's 3:00am eastern- to post your creations!!

To get you started, I've provided a little inspiration for you:

It's kind of my own little Danse Macrabre! (I FINALLY put to use the brayering skills that I learned from Michelle Zindorf this past summer!)

So, now you know your challenge and you've been (hopefully!) inspired, so go get to work! I can't wait to see what you create!!! Oh, and you will need to join the forum to participate but it's FREE! Once you've joined you'll be privvy to updates on sales and new releases, monthly challenges, and lots and lots of fabulous inspiration from the Bombshell beauties and Pin-Ups.

Stamps: skeleton from Retro Cowgirl (Bombshell Stamps), trees from Plant Hope (Stampin' Up)
Papers: Basic Black, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Neenah 80# white
Inks: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, More Mustard
Accessories: sponge, brayer, 1/16" hole punch, Daffodil brads (American Elements), Cuttlebug, circle Nestabilities, glue pen, white gel pen, scissors

Let's Get This Party Started!!

It's midnight on the east coast of the US and it's time to start partying!!!!

To get you started with the festivities for the Bombshell Stamps Forum Re-launch, we will be having a Scavenger Hunt. This is what you'll be looking for:

You will need to visit the Bombshell Stamps' Design Team and Pin-ups blogs and search for the
Senora Muerta logo seen above. Keep track of which blogs you find her and what the date of the post is where you found the logo. Once you've found as many as you can, email your findings to Glitterykatie at with the address of the blog and the date of the post where you found the logo. The person who finds the most will win a fabulous prize!

You'll find Senora Muerta here on my blog...and I'll give you a hint...she's hidden in a Bombshell Stamps' post! Good luck!!!

Don't forget- our Forum Re-launching Party will run for 3 days! Make sure to visit the Bombshell Stamps' forum to check out the challenges and games. I'll be posting a challenge here on my blog in a couple of hours, so I hope you'll stop back by and check it out!