Saturday, February 28, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Preview and Saturday Sketch Time

It's Saturday and time for another awesome sketch by Lauren Meader. Here is the sketch:

Alrighty so I "messed" with it a bit. I decided to flip this sketch on it's side for it to work for me :-) I hope Lauren doesn't mind. And yes I know I left a "piece" out of the middle. It's funny because I print the sketches so I can have them at my desk. This printed blurry for me (probably my ink needs to be replaced) but I went with what I thought I saw instead of going back to the computer to check the file. Anyhoo, here is what I came up with, I do love how it turned out though..



Check out this awesome Tulip, this is a sneak peek at what is coming in the March release at Clear & Simple Stamps. Get ready for spring!

Stay tuned there will be more sneak peeks to come. Also if you love swaps we have a fun ATC swap going on with the gals fo Clear & Simple Stamps, come join us in the PCP forum to sign up.

Be sure to swing by the other members of Lauren's Saturday Sketch team to see what they cooked up with this challenge.

That's it for now.

Till later....

Friday, February 27, 2009

CSS ATC SWAP EXTRAVAGANZA

Come join the ATC swap with the Clear & Simple Stamps design team. If you don't have any CSS yet, never fear Clear & Simple Stamps is offering a free download of their new digi papers for you to try.

There is still time left to sign up for this fun ATC swap with Clear & Simple Stamps. Come join the fun in this swap and be entered to win a little goodie bag from me. To be entered leave me a message here and then go sign up in the CSS PCP forum.

Get ready because there is more fun and blog candy to come soon to stay tuned!

See you there!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday



Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! Each week the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court particpates in a fun new challenge. This week the challenge is to use chipboard. You know you have lots of it in you stash so come on pull some out and get stamping.

For mine I made a page for a chipboard album and I also added a chipboard letter to it.


This next wonderful piece is by our wonderful Christy:



Our final chipboard sample is by Queen Kat herself, check out this beauty:



I hope that you will come and play along with us. Be sure to stop by the QKD board for more fun and games.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cafe Mojo - Book of Me Challenge

Once a month at Cafe Mojo I will be hosting the Book of Me challenge. Do you keep a BOM? A scrapbook of sorts that is all about yourself? I never did but thought that this would be a good challenge for me and a nice thing to do. Perhaps my children will enjoy it someday? We'll see.

The first challenge today was to post an introduction page. Here is the page that I used:


I couldn't decide how I wanted to do this so I just started with an 8x8 page, we'll see how it goes. So come join us at Cafe Mojo for fun challenges and prizes for some of those challenges.

Till later...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Scrapbook Challenge



This week's MDC challenge was to use a sketch from Julie Bonner 52 sketches. We used last week's sketch #7.

Here is the sketch and my take on the sketch. I used a grey Bazzill sheet as my base and mounted it on black. At first I was not sure if this color scheme would work but in the end I liked it. I used awesome SEI lace paper on the side bar. On the right side I used some cool shimmery papers by SEI. I used the uniball signo white pen to add the dots along the edges and to write on the scalloped circle.

I think that is it. Be sure to swing by the MDC challenge blog to see what the other DT members cooked up for this awesome challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cafe Mojo - Mocha Mojo Friday!


It's Mocha Mojo Friday! Every Friday at Cafe Mojo there is a new challenge this week it is Ribbon/Lace. What fun! Who doesn't have loads of ribbon and probably lace hanging around. Do you hoard the stuff?

I made this card the other day and it uses "paper lace" by SEI. It's really cool so I wanted to share it again for Mocha Mojo Friday! I thought it was "different".
Be sure to pick up a cup of mojo at Cafe Mojo! There is always a chance to win something fun on Fridays so you don't want to miss out!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

ATC Swap - COME ON JOIN US!

Come join the ATC swap with the Clear & Simple Stamps design team. If you don't have any CSS yet, never fear Clear & Simple Stamps is offering a free download of their new digi papers for you to try.

Come to our forum at Paper Craft Planet to join and to check out the details.

See you there!

Mothers & Daughters Creations Thursday Challenge


This week's card challenge was to use THIS awesome lace cardstock by SEI. So cool, the challenge was to "adhere" it without using glue or adhesive. I decided to use brads. I started with a white base and Regal Rose by SU. For my flowers I punched out a scalloped flower on Regal Rose and layered some SEI and Imaginisce paper. The flowers are from the Twitterpated - Flower Trails and I cut the flowers out of the paper. The "beautiful" sentiment is a stamp by Scenic Route - Charlotte Flowers.

Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog for more fun from the Design Team. And come chat with us in our forum on Paper Craft Planet HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wedneday



Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday!! This week I have a simple but fun one for you, it is to create a bookmark. Any type or size, whatever you like to use is perfect.

Be sure to swing by the Queen Kat message board for loads of fun including Royal Wednesday. We have other fun challenges, Bingo and more.

For my bookmark I used a robot from the Space Bots set and the sentiment from the Happy Frame Stamp Set.


I hope that you will come and play along with us.

Till later...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Queen Kat Designs Stamp Winner

WINNER WINNER we have a WINNER!!! The winner of this awesome Queen Kat Designs stamp is JENN! Congrats Jenn! This is the awesome stamp that Jenn won! Congrats Jenn!






Till later...


Fruity Chai Challenge



It's Monday and that means another fun color challenge at Cafe Mojo, we like to call Fruity Chai Challenge! Come on and play along this week's colors are Pink and Navy! That makes a great combination don't you think? I picked up cute little chipboard albums at Michaels and this creation is my first page.


I used images from Unity Stamp Co for this. Be sure to swing by Cafe Mojo and play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


TODAY IS THE BIG NEW RELEASE FOR CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS

Cafe Mojo Sponsor Challenge

This month Queen Kat Designs is the Cafe Mojo Sponsor! The challenge put forth by the queen herself is to use purple, pink, grey, white, and some kind of crown! I decided to do a layout. I know I know I've been doing that a lot lately! LOL!


My images are from Queen Kat Designs. I thought this picture of my little princess (even though not the best shot) would work well for this challenge, after all that is a princess crown!

Be sure to swing by Cafe Mojo and see what the DT cooked up for this fun challenge and there is a prize being offered as well so you don't want to miss it.

Don't miss my first post today the big release from Clear & Simple Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.


BIG HUGE NEW RELEASE - CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS

TODAY IS THE BIG NEW RELEASE FOR CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS

There will be a set for everyone. From wine, St Patty's Day, Nature, Birthdays and much much more! You won't want to miss it. Come chat with us in our forum at Paper Craft Planet HERE!


Stay tuned for lots of fun with Clear & Simple Stamps. We have some fun things planned it going to be a blast!


Here are a few things I made recently with new release stamps:










Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day and Saturday Sketch Time


Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Is anyone doing anything super special today? We are not just hanging at home and having some dinner after the kids go to bed. Which is fine, I like it quiet.

Today is Saturday and time for another one of Lauren's fabulous sketches. This week I took a different route with her sketch and did a layout using it.

I hope you will have a chance to play along.
Be sure to swing by the blogs of the other Saturday Sketch Girls as well:
Have a fantastic Valentine's Day!


Till later....

BIG RELEASE Clear & Simple Stamps



COMING THIS WEEKEND FEBRUARY 15 A BIG NEW RELEASE FOR CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS

There will be a set for everyone. From wine, St Patty's Day, Nature, Birthdays and much much more! You won't want to miss it. Come chat with us in our forum at Paper Craft Planet HERE!

Stay tuned for lots of fun with Clear & Simple Stamps. We have some fun things planned it going to be a blast!

My previous post today for the Cafe Mojo Challenge was using some awesome stuff from this new release, come check it out HERE.

Mojo Mocha Friday

It's Friday and that means it's Mojo Mocha Friday with the Cafe Mojo gang. This week's challenge is to pull out those border punches and make something crafty. I decided to do another layout of my little girl.

I love this photo because it shows off her big blue eyes. I decided to take advantage of this cool paper by Me & My Big Ideas. It is an 8x8 book so I just had to trim it a bit and layered it on SU Mellow Moss and a bright pink (source unknown). The cute little bird is by Clear & Simple Stamps as is the sentiment up top which I used as a title.

Hop on over to the Cafe Mojo blog and check out the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team. I hope that you will pull out your border punches and participate in this fun challenge, can't wait to see what you come up with. By participating in Friday's challenge there is always a chance to win some goodies! See you at the Cafe.

Till later...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday!



Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! This week I have a fun one for you and it's to create a "scene". That's right take some stamps mix it up and create a little fun scene on your card. Here is mine:


I used the Queen Kat Get Comfy Set and Mr. Froggie. I created my scene with the Get Comfy Set and colored with my Copic markers. I added Froggie with a pop dot to "sit" in the chair. I think Mr Froggie looks quite comfy in that chair.

If you have not done so already come by the Queen Kat Message boards and chat with everyone. There is alot of fun and games.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will play along, can't wait to see what you come up with.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Wanna Win a STAMP?

Do you want a chance at winning a new stamp?

Then come on over to party with the royal court in the new message board for Queen Kat Designs.

Here is what you have to do to be entered to win a new amazing stamp:

1. Head on over to the QKD Message Board HERE, sign up and introduce yourself.

2. Then sign up to follow my blog, leave me a comment here that you did both.


Pretty simple right? Check out this awesome stamp from Queen Kat Designs that you have a chance to win! And there may be a few other fun goodies from me to go along with that fun!


You have until this Saturday Feb 14 to sign up. C'mon what are you waiting for???

Queen Kat Designs is the first sponsor for the new challenge blog Cafe Mojo, come check us out. We will have lots of challenges and prizes going on.

Till later...

Cafe Mojo Mondays - Fruity Chai Challenge



It's Monday and that means another fun color challenge at Cafe Mojo, we like to call Fruity Chai Challenge! Come on and play along this week's colors are green and pink! That makes a great combination don't you think? I did a layout for this challenge.

I used images from Unity Stamp Co for this layout.

Be sure to swing by Cafe Mojo and play along with us. Don't let your mojo get lost in Hawaii which is where mine went with Nikki's recently!

Thanks for stopping by.

Scapbook Mondays with MDC

This week the Mothers & Daughters Scrapbook challenge was to use the SEI paper "Love Birds". Here is what I came up with using my Kaitlyn's pictures with her first pair of jeans on at 6 months. I thought that the cool SEI papers would complement these pictures.

I hope that you will stop by the MDC Challenge Blog and check out what the other design team members have cooked up using this really cool paper.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps - Sneak Peek


Are you ready for the awesome release for Clear & Simple Stamps? It's coming on Feb 15. Check it out here on the Clear & Simple Blog.

Here is a layout for our recent challenge in the PCP forum. Come join the fun! This is CSS: Take the Challenge: Let's Get Distressed. The challenge is just that to do some distressing on your project. I decided to do a layout for mine using the soon to be released set called Believe in Words 1.

I have to apologize for the poor quality. I have been having issues getting a good picture lately. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? How do you get a good picture of a layout?

Well I hope you will come join the fun with the Clear & Simple gang. There will be more challenges coming so stop by and say hi.

Thanks!

Till later....

Friday, February 6, 2009

Mojo Mocha Friday!



Welcome to Mojo Mocha Friday! That's right Friday's are now Mojo Mocha Fridays! Every Friday Cafe Mojo will bring you a new fun challenge. So grab a cup of joe and play with us. This week the challenge is to Papercraft the man in your life. I decided to pick my son and I made a mini coaster album.

I started with a pack of chipboard coasters that I got at a dollar spot, I believe Target. The coasters were my base. Here is a snapshot of it. I will also share the inside pages with you.







Well that's what I have so far. I am thinking of adding more pages as I go along and of course now I will start to work on one for my daughter. The backs of these pages I left blank so that I can journal on them. If you have any questions let me know.

Be sure to swing on by the Cafe Mojo blog for some more inspiration, you won't be sorry. You will also want to play along as there will be a prize offered to one participant. Check out this link for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Thursday Challenge

Today's challenge for the Mothers & Daughters Design team was to use paper piercing. I pulled this cute little fox from Imaginisce. I paper pierced the corners of the olive green paper this fox is mounted on. I added stickles to his ears and tail. Check out that adorable pattern paper on bottom, this is also from the Twitterpatted line by Imaginisce.


Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog to see what everyone else was up to.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009



TODAY IS THE DAY! The Queen Kat release party with lots of new images.




There is alot of fun and games and prizes to be had. First off be sure you stop by and sign up for the new message board/chat forum and follow me. Then check out this post for a chance to win an awesome Queen Kat Stamp!


Not enough for you? Well there's more....




You can win these goodies as well. What do you have to do? You have to refer a friend and both of you must sign up for the message boards and post here in themessage board who referred them! Both of you will get 1 entry into the drawing.

There are lots of other fun and games including a great sketch challenge. Check it out HERE in the forums.

Be sure to swing on by for some fun you will love the new releases this month.

Till later!