Sunday, August 31, 2014

Oktoberfest Otto

Looks who is having a birthday, its none other than Oktoberfest Otto from the amazing pen of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps! Otto is saying Cheers to you and thanks for the birthday wishes, it is going to be a grand day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Birthday Turtle and an Announcement

Thought I would share with you today a birthday card I made for someone special who has a birthday very soon!

Also I'm very excited to tell everyone that there will be a new challenge blog in town!  The Scrapy Land Challenge Blog will have a bi-weekly challenges and will officially start on September 3. The challenges will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month and the Winner of each challenge will receive a gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land.

The theme of the first challenge is Anything Goes, using one or more dies brands that Scrapy Land carries.  (There are over 40 brands for you to choose from!)

There is a new design team to go along with this new Challenge blog and I am very happy to say that I'm part of this fantastic group of ladies that are all very talented and have a wide range of styles that will definitely inspire! 
Head on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to meet these talented women and say hi.  Mark your calendars for September 3 and start thinking about your submissions now.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I'm Your Biggest Fan

My card today features stamps from the Bacon Bits set from The Alley Way Stamps.  I stamped the fan twice then fussy cut the blades to get an extra blast of air!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Brighten My Life

I wanted to play along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture sponsored by Lawn Fawn so I decided to create an island in the ocean with surf, sand, and sunshine! To get things started I applied some Be Creative (Sookwang) double-stick tape to a scrap of kraft paper and die cut a sand mound and the bucket and shovel using the Life is Good Lawn Cuts.  After it was cut, I removed the liner paper from the tape and applied sand to both pieces.  I used one of the dies from the Stitched Scalloped Borders Lawn Cuts turned upside down and covered with glossy accents for my surf.  The sunshine is from Spring Showers Lawn Cuts and the bucket with shovel and the sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn Life is Good stamp set, all tied together with Lawn Trimmings Coral Single Cord onto the Stitched Party Banners Lawn Cuts!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hello there Neighbor

Hello, hello, hello friend, welcome to a new Squigglefly Challenge hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! The theme is help me go 'round the block, use corner rounders or round all the points on your card yourself! For my card I used one of this month's new releases, Hello there Neighbor by Squigglefly's amazing artist, Cheryl Alger! So get busy and go round the block but be sure to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible to win and if you don't have an image feel free to try one of their many freebies!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Three Girls One Mic

How about a sing-along with the divine Three Girls One Mic from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps! Everybody join in on the count of three, one, two . . . two and a half, two and three-quarters, four! Okay, who wasn't paying attention? 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mrs. Rodgers Neighborhood and Jibber Jabber

I made today's card for a friend that is planning to visit! I used one of my favorite stamps sets from The Alley Way Stamps, the super cute Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood and also Jibber Jabber.  I am entering my card in the current Be Inspired Challenge #56. After looking at the picture, I thought transportation and mixing of colors and patterns.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's Beer:30

I've been playing, can you tell! To create my card I started by white embossing Seeing Dots from The Alley Ways Stamps and added distress stains to complete the background.  The sentiment, beer glass die cut and stamp is part of the Simon Says Stamp Set Cocktail Hour, This is the Life! Please take note that no beer was hurt by the making of this card!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Strongo the Manificent

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps super handsome Strongo the Magnificent, is out of sorts today since he is neither strong nor magnificent! In fact, he is quite weak, unable to keep his feet on the ground while holding balloons at a children's party.  Hopefully, Strongo won't get too much closer to the sun before his balloons burst! Have a safe landing Strongo!

Friday, August 15, 2014


My super funny card today features one of the stamps from the His & Her Gardening set by Art Impressions that is sold at Michaels! I just can't help but giggle at my card!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

My card today features one of the stamps from the Penny Black Clear Stamps, Good Day set.  I used InkTense watercolor pencils and a Dove blender pen to add a touch of color. I am going to enter my card in Penny Black's Saturday Challenge for August - Floral Fantasy.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Welcome to a new Squigglefly Challenge that starts today hosted by Holley's Hobbyists! This week's challenge is to include a charm somewhere on your card.  It can be a real jewelry charm, a die cut of a charm or a sticker.  To create my card I used Cheer by Squigglefly artist, James Horvath, and since I didn't have a charm suitable for a cheerleader, I made one from cardstock and silver embossed it several times.  If you look closely, you can see it is also engraved! So use a charm on your card and if you use a Squigglefly image, you might be chosen as the winner!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In a Flap

Did you know that there are two kinds of flying dragons? There is the mean dragon that belches flames and sets fires just for fun and then there is the In a Flap Dragon from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps that only spreads happiness and cheer wherever he goes!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Birthday Balloons

A birthday card that I made after watching a video by Laura Bassen! Not exactly the same but you can definitely see the inspiration! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


I made today's card several months ago and I'm positive I was inspired by what someone else had created but I have no idea who! I really need to make notes for myself!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Just Inklined to Hop

Welcome to Just Inklined's Blog Hop for August! We are hosted today by Nicole and the theme is "Pearls and Lace".  For my card, I used Baby Hush A Bye from Just Inklined.  To continue the hop follow the links listed below and be sure to leave a comment along the way to be one of the two spot winners!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Keep Off the Grass

About the only good reason not to walk the dog aside from freezing rain, snow, or a thunderstorm, is that dogs, as much as we love them, cannot read unless it says f-o-o-d! Keep Off the Grass by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps proves my point! Never leave home with your pup unless you have a bag in case of an emergency!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Without You a Piece is Missing

I am more than happy to be back today with a second card as the Guest Designer for the Be Inspired Challenge #55! To complete my card I used elements from Pieces and Petal Pushers stamp sets by The Alley Way Stamps! And oh my goodness, have you seen the sneak peeks of the new stamp sets that are about to be released by The Alley Way Stamps?  I'm pretty sure I want each new set!

Once again I would like to thank everyone at the Be Inspired Challenge and the folks at The Alley Way Stamps for having me as your guest this month.  It has been such a pleasure!