Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Fun # 59- It's Black Friday! Woo hoo!

TGIBF!! This is my favorite day of the year. Black Friday- the best shopping day of the year! My best friend Jimmi and I are running around like maniacs hoping to get some great deals at all our favorite stores.
Today's Challenge is brought to us by Christi Snow and in honor of my favorite Holiday she has asked us to make black and white cards with one accent color. I made my card with images for Rubber Romance using the Glitter Window Technique. If you would like to see a tutorial on how I made this card please visit the Rubber Romance blog.
We would love for you to play along- just use keyword FFC59 when uploading to SCS so we can find your card. Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun girls' blogs for more inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Holiday weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day with their friends and family. I have so many things to be thankful for and my best friend is one of them. I am going to her house for dinner this afternoon and she is even going to let me help cook. (ok, really I am just going to do what she tells me to

I just have a quick card for you today. This card literally took about 10 minutes to create (minus drying time). I saw this paper from Memory Box and knew I had to use this little guy from the Artful Inkables set, License to Chill. It looks like he's tubing down the hill! I covered him with Crystal Snow and I used Crystal Effects on the tube to give a shiny look

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Think Ink Challenge- Time is running out!

Artful Inkables Think Ink Challenge is coming to an end tonight at Midnight Pacific Standard Time. You still have time to play for a chance to win a grab bag of Artful Inkables stamps (and who wouldn't want one of those??).
The challenge is to make a tag. Easy, right? Yes it is- so get to stamping! If you don't have AI stamps, that's ok too. Play along and you can win some! You can find more details on the Artful Inkables blog HERE.
For my tag I used the newly-released AI set, Love Ya Lots. The paper is from My Mind's Eye - have I mentioned I did a little retail therapy? It's the best kind, especially when you find a GREAT sale, and I got a great deal.

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you get a chance to play the challenge. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Merry Christmas Card Tin

Happy Sunday! It's been a crazy week for me and my days off have been super busy- but with FUN stuff. I got to go out with my best friend and do some much-needed retail therapy along with eating fattening and delicious food. Sometimes you just have to be bad to feel good, kwim?
I actually made this project last week but didn't have time to take a good picture and blog it. Can you believe it? This tin wasn't that hard to alter, but due to my work schedule it took me several days- but in total maybe a little over an hour (not including drying time for the Flower Soft and Stickles and picking out the designer paper which always takes me forever...)

I used some Christmas Stamps from Rubber Romance to make this tin. I just love this Diva in the Santa hat and the sentiment.....get your mind out of the gutter! LOL. It's a cute and fun sentiment for Christmas. Robin has put some GREAT new stamps in her store including this Sassy Diva.
The tin is the perfect size to organize Christmas cards or give away some Holiday treats. I'm not sure if I am going to give it away or keep it.....I kind of like it.

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope the rest of your weekend is totally FABULOUS! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Fun # 58- It's a Gift Tag!

Happy Friday! This is the second post of the day- if you are here for the Twilight Blog Hop, Please scroll down to the next post.

Today's Friday Fun Challenge is brought to us again by Christi. We are to make a Gift Tag or a small card. We would love for you to play along- just use keyword FFC58 when uploading to SCS or link back to one of the Friday Fun Girls blogs- which you can check out using the links below:
Here is the front side of my tag- I used Unity's Trinity Trio and paper-pieced the trees.

On the back side of the tag is a special message for anyone who might get an ideas about peeking ...hehe. This is Unity's Do Not Open stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you have a fantastic weekend and some Friday FUN!

Twilight/New Moon Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Customer and DT Twilight Artful INKables blog hop! Make sure you start at the Artful INKables Blog, so you don't miss a single thing!
To celebrate the release of NEW MOON today, we're highlighting the AI Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired. AI also has a set of Vampire Romance Themed Charms available! Artful INKables is also sponsoring Twilight Tuesday’s Hop that include Twilight Prizes, so be sure to check them out today as well!

Here is my card for the hop. The image is colored with my Prismacolor pencils and I accented the flower with my Stardust Gelly Roll pen. I kept everything simple since the images speak for themselves.

Your next stop on the hop is MICHELLE! She is sure to have something so fantastic it will knock your socks off!

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs on the hop (Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way for your chance to win your choice of 2 AI sets! Please leave your comments by Midnight, November 23rd!)

Kristin Soboloski

Margie Cortina

Alison Heikkile

Jen Shults

Lois Bak

Michele Lourenco

Jodi Collins

Jennifer Olauson

Jen Pahoulis

Juanita Gillen http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot

Donna Wardle

Joy Stagg

Cathy Cunningham

Sherry Campbell

Michelle Woerner

Crystal Irwin

Kathy Jones

Dani Chapman

Tamara Bennett

Tonya Klar

Jackie Rakoski

Holly Endress

April Davis

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Happy Thursday! The Nor'easter was last week, but I am still recovering from it. The storm made work a complete nightmare and forced me to work 14 hour + days. But I survived an I start my 3-day weekend today so all is well and I finally got to finish some projects I've been working on.

Today's project uses the newly-released set from Artful Inkables called License to Chill. I just love this set and I squealed with delight (yes, really) when I saw that Kristin was sending it to me. I had to use this little penguin first because he is adorable. I also used this week's Sketch Challenge (#255) over on SCS for my layout. So what do you think? Isn't he SNOW adorable? I think so. Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget tomorrow is Friday Fun challenge day AND the Twilight blog hop! It will be a fun and exciting day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Artful Inkables New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Artful Inkables Blog Hop! You should be joining me from Jen's blog. If not, please start at Kristin's/Artful Inkables blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun. Artful Inkables is releasing FOUR new sets this month and all of them are "must haves."

Today I am using the new release called Love Ya Lots. This set is perfect for Valentine's Day or any occasion you feel the need to make something special for the one you love. I made a little window with my Nestabilities. See the heart charm on my ribbon? Those are available from Artful Inkables in the accessories section. My card is all decked out to be lovey dovey. :)
The next stop on your hop is Holly. She is featuring another adorable set that you will not want to miss! Be sure to leave comments on the blogs as you hop for a chance to win some Artful Inkables stamps! Happy Hopping!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Fun # 57- Setting Your Table

TGIF! It's time for another Friday Fun Challenge- brought to us by Christi. She challenged us to make some Place Cards for our Table. I am not planning on cooking for Thanksgiving this year- actually, so far- I don't have any plans at all. So I just made two little place cards that can be used for any occasion this Fall. I used my Top Note Die and folded it into a little card. The stamp is from Unity's September 09 Kit of the Month, Go Ahead....Wish. This kit is so awesome and while you can't get it at the awesome Club price any more- it is still a great deal.

You can play along with us - Just use Keyword FFC57 when uploading to SCS so we can find your creations or link to one of the blogs below. (Jimmi will not be playing this week but I am sure she would appreciate some love on her blog anyway!)


Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sketch Challenge # 254- What's Moo?

Happy Thursday! Today I am sitting home in the middle of a Nor'easter. But compared to the weather outside, there's no place I would rather be. It's the perfect storm for stamping.

I made a card for this week's Sketch Challenge over on SCS using the Artful Inkables set Down on the Farm. this is just a great layout and perfect for the cow image in this set. I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and added a bow and button. Very simple and fun.
Stamps: Artful Inkables Down on the Farm
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Close to Cocoa
Paper: SU Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa: PTI White and Chocolate Remix
Accessories: Ribbon, Thread, Button, Bow Easy, Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope if you are on the East Coast that you are staying dry! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Think Ink Tuesday- Tag! You're It!

It's time for a new Think Ink challenge from Artful Inkables. This challenge is issued to us by Crystal- and she wants us to make a tag. If you don't have Artful Inkables stamps, you can still play- BUT if you use AI stamps you get entered twice to win a grab bag of AI stamps. We would love for you to play along. For more details, please check out Kristin's blog.

Stay tuned for my tag later this week. I can't wait for you to see it!

Also- don't for get that AI is going to have a Twilight blog hop on November 20th - for more details check out this post HERE.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Little Leftover Weekend Fun

Are you ready for Monday? For most people that means the end of fun and back to work. I went back to work this morning and since this is my short week, Monday is my Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. I did manage to fit in some weekend fun by playing the Weekend Sketch Challenge on Beate's Blog.

I just wanted to make a fun, Fall card for no special occasion. I pulled out Unity's Autumn Pals for my card and paired it with my Memory Box Twiggy patterned paper. the little squirrel is stamped on Close to Cocoa paper with PTI Fresh Snow ink. Then I paper-pieced some of the patterned paper on him too.

I'm not completely sure how I feel about how this card turned out- but I know I enjoyed making it and it helped keep my mind off some of the things I am dealing with right now. That's the most important thing, right?

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment- I always appreciate it!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

How About a Cutie Pie Treat?

Today I have a very special project to show you using stamps from Rubber Romance's Cutie Pie Line. These stamps are just so cute. I made a card using the Sketch Challenge on the blog. Did you know that you can win some fabulous RR stamps for playing? You still have time to play - just link your creation to the blog post HERE by Nov. 9th Midnight Eastern Time.

I also made a Chipboard Coaster book to go with the card. Yes, really. I just thought the card would make a great baby card and that a book would be perfect to go with it, so I took a deep breath and went for it. It was actually a lot easier than I thought- and fun too! You can check out Beate's tutorial on SCS Here if you want to try it too. Now if only I knew someone having a baby so I could give them this set.......

Here is just the Sketch Card:

and here is the chipboard coaster book:

See- it even has pages!

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope I inspired you to try something new.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Fun # 56 and Friends with Flair!

TGIF!! I am so excited it's Friday because that means I survived this crazy week and I am enjoying my days off.. aaaaahhhh!
For the Month of November, our newest Friday Fun Girl, Christi is issuing the challenges. This week we are to make a card or project using a woodland creature(s) for Fall. If you want to play along with the Friday Fun Girls just use keyword FFC56 when uploading to SCS. Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' blogs for more inspiration.


I used the owl from the October Kit of the Month from Unity, ....Wherever You go... (he's a Woodland Creature, right?) Of course, while this kit is not available at the kit price any longer, you can still purchase it for $45 plus shipping. Even at that price is is a FANTASTIC deal!

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope you have some Friday Fun and a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Artful Inkables Thursday- A Bird's Song Sketch Card

Happy Thursday! I apologize for my post being late today. I have just finished working 5 12-hour days in a row and I was too exhausted to make my card last night, and not awake enough to make a quick one this morning. I had trouble getting everything to come together just like I wanted BUT I finally got it. I had an idea in my head of how this card should be and I wasn't going to settle for anything less. I hope you like it.

I used the newly-released set from AI called A Bird's Song. I just love these birds. It is a great set with a lot of potential. I also used this week's Sketch Challenge from SCS (#253). I just thought it was a neat layout and perfect to showcase one of this set's images.

I chose the Cardinal because they are such beautiful birds, and I saw one yesterday driving while down my street. Actually, it was IN the street but luckily it flew to safety. Phew!

I used a lot of different items on this card to get it how I wanted. (see list below) I hope you like it- despite the length of time it took to create, I truly enjoyed creating it. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: AI A Bird's Song
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: Kraft, PTI White and Pure Poppy; Basic Grey June Bug PP and Graphic 45 PP
Accessories: Top Not Die, Prismacolor Pencils, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon and Button; Linen Thread

Monday, November 2, 2009

Some Happy Monday News- A Sale and a Twlight Blog Hop!

Is your Monday blah? Need something fun to distract you from work? I've got it for you! Artful Inkables is having a SALE!! There are over 30 sets with prices slashed from 25% and 35% off. These are great deals and they won't last forver- to see which sets are on sale you can look HERE.

As if a sale wasn't enough happy news- I also want to extend an invitation to all Twilight lovers to join in the Artful Inkables is having a DT and Customer Twilight blog hop. here are the Deets:

To celebrate the upcoming movie NEW MOON, we're having a Customer and DT Twilight Blog Hop on November 20th!!!! Did you know that AI has some fang-tastic sets perfect for Twilight Fans? Even if you're not a MUST know someone who is.......

Check out the Twilight Inspired Stamps: Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired and the Vampire Romance Themed Charms available from AI!


* You must use the stamps and/or charms from AI for the Hop....if you don't have still have time to get them!

* You must have a blog to participate

* Email Jackie at with your name and your blog address by November 13, 2009

* Details will be sent to you via email regarding the hop details after November 14, 2009- with plenty of time to get your post ready for the hop on the 20th