Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Verve stamps Contest! & Mojo Sketch

I recently made my first purchase from 'Verve' stamps, and discovered their blog!

These are some really beautiful stamps, and to tide me over till I get them in the mail, they are hosting/ sponsoring a contest using their 'Winter Mittens' digi stamp.

I printed the image onto cs, coloured in the mittens with my copics, cut them out, used some white sparkly fibre for the cuff, and added some bling, before I attached them to a piece of twine from my stash with some mini clothespins. I added some dimensionals to the back so they won't move around.

The paper is all Fruitcake from Basic Grey, and the cs is all Bazzill. I added some more bling to the corners, incl the sentiment that came with the digi set.
The round scalloped circle is a nestie, and the scalloped rectangles are from my SU border punch.

The sketch is a modification of the Mojo119 sketch available this week.

I hope everyone has a very joyous New Year!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Birthday Bash Blog Hop is Here!

It's here! Inspire Swap Chat's first official blog hop. Along this journey you will be introduced to some amazing birthday themed projects. Hopefully you arrived from Jennifer's blog If not I'd like to guide you back to Inspire Swap Chat so you can hop along, and enter to win an adorable Birthday Themed Basket filled with goodies to make scrapbook pages or cards.

Here's my two projects, shown above.

The first is a birthday card for my dh's birthday in November. Sshhh, it's a surprise! I used all Amy Butler patterned paper, and an epoxy button from the dollar store. I attached everything with pop dots to give them some dimension. The pic of us is from years ago. I carefully cut us out, and attached some patterned paper party hats. The top note die cut was an RAK .
The second card is from my DS's birthday earlier this month. I used plain craft paper over a larger sized card, some American Crafts patterned paper, SU label stamp, Studio G sentiment stamp, and trimmed the label to follow the curve of the circle. The numbers are plain chipboard embossed with several layers of Ranger Black embossing powder.
I hope you are enjoying the blog hop so far. The ISC members are so creative I know you must be. But it is not over yet. You still have three more stops and then your final stop at the ISC blog. Next is . Believe me you will be happy you stopped by to see what she created. Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget in order to be eligible for the great prize package you will need to leave a comment on all the member blogs along with a final comment on the ISC blog letting us know what your favourite project was.
Thanks so much for joining us!
take care,

Saturday, October 10, 2009

MOJOMadness107 & my niece's birthday

This card is for my little niece Jorga, who has a birthday tomorrow!

The paper is Basic Grey Lilykate, the stamp was acquired in a swap, so I'm not sure about the manufacturer, and my Prismacolor markers.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day and Mojo 106

Happy World Card Making Day!

Here's my card for MojoMadness 106. I'm off to my LSS to see what's up.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Graphic45 & Mojo104

My LSS has Graphic45 - such beautiful paper, it even feels luxurious!

The sketch is Mojo104, the ink is Ranger, cs is MM, and pp is all Graphic45.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I thought I'd try my new Magnolia stamp for this week's Mojo.

Markers are all Prismacolor, and Memento ink. Paper is Basic Grey

Thursday, August 27, 2009

An homage to Michelle Zindorf

I accidentally 'bumped' into Michelle Zindorff's blog one day, and I absolutely LOVE her work. She teaches workshops all over the US, and is an SU rep, so I think she's probably earning her living from crafting, which is so amazing.

Here is my scraplift of her 'gnome' card. I used Inkadinkado's fairy stamp, but everything else is straight from Michelle's card.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Loved the sketch, and I am happy with the colouring!
The PP is DaisyD, and I used Prismacolors for the image.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

MojoMonday Contest Mojo98

I tried out my new inkadinkado stamps for this weeks mojo, and combined them with Tim Holtz's distress ink technique, using a mister.

The challenge over at ISC was to combine the colour combination white, orange, and green.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I've discovered MojoMonday!

Here is my take on Mojo96!

The paper is MME 'Bohemia', and the CS is Bazzill, and I've used my BG Notch & Die Tool

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Altered Puzzle Piece Card

I completed this card for a way old contest at The puzzle piece was completed for a swap at ISC

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Siren's song

It seems as if everywhere I look, everyone is crazy for mermaids

Here is my recent mermaid collage

Sunday, May 31, 2009

LO for Basic Grey & Pagemaps contest

thanks to & Basic Grey

PP is Blush from Basic Grey, all CS is Bazzill, and die cute felt flowers

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Latest Vintage Cards

As per usual, some more cards inspired by Tim Holtz!
Both vintage images are from an ephemera swap at the old PCMB site.
The motorcycle bithday card is for my brother, an enthusiast and it reads "Happy Birthday to a Classic"
and the double pocket tag card is for my mother and it reads "Happy Birthday from the gang"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

For a "Bathing Beauty Vintage 4x4 Collage Swap" I am hosting.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Challenge at ISC

This week it was my turn to host the challenge over at ISC, and even though I am a bear of very little brain, I came up what I think is a very challenging challenge.

(this is me throwing down the gauntlet!)

The Challenge - Scraplift this design

There have been a few ladies who have tossed the gauntlet back to me, and here is my response:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Humourous ATC Challenge

This is a stamp that I have always wanted to use , but never could bring myself to inflict on a loved one!

The paper is Tres Jolie, the stamp is Prairie Rubber Stamp Co, ink is Ranger & Staz-On, and the image is a vintage image from my Photoshop Course.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Queen of the Week Over at ISC

While my computer was down last weekend, the karmic angels were hovering over my life, and decided to reward me!

I'm 'Queen of the Week' at my crafting/swapping/sharing web site:

I really want to thank Jennifer for choosing me, and thanks to Mariah for her wonderful site, and thank-you to Robin for all her work as moderator.

Here's my ATC that garnered this prestigious honour:

Friday, April 24, 2009

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I am an artist, mother, wife, teacher, learner, and crafter trying to eek out a little creativity!