Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Pink Cat is HERE!...

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...well, at Limelight Papercrafts!!
AND, it's on SALE!!! ...and Q.T.Hooty is back in stock!
From July 28- August 3, receive 10% off of all Pink Cat Studio and Stampendous! stamps!
And free bottle of Star Dust Stickles with any order!
Free shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pears in ....Lime, of course!

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Thought I'd keep the lime color theme going...
This is for DTGD08Natasha from DTGD over at SCS last week.

I used Bic Mark Its to color the image and covered them with 2 layers of Sakura glaze.
There are 3 clear dew drops in the top left corner...and a row of 6 under the horizontal panel.

I'm LOVING the Bic Mark Its!!! They blend beautifully! You can get pack of 36 at Sam's for $12.73!
Here's what you're looking for, they come in a clear plastic package/container:

Stamps ~ Lockhart
Paper ~ white, old olive, chocolate chip, PTI spring moss, Madeira by A Muse
Ink ~ black, Bic Mark Its
Accessories ~ Sakura glaze pens, brown brads, clear dew drops, SU ribbon, PTI twill, cb textile folder, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


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After yesterday's big news, I was in the mood to make something limey! LOL!

I used THIS TUTORIAL from the SCS Resources page.

The limes are nice and sparkly from some dazzling diamonds. And the cup has a nice sugared rim thanks to some micro beads.

Looking for some limey stamps yourself?? Head on over to Limelight Papercrafts!
Here are 2 stamps to get ya started:
Lime Slice

Don't forget about the sale going on...

From July 28- August 3, receive 10% off of all Pink Cat Studio and Stampendous! stamps!
And free bottle of Star Dust Stickles with any order!
Free shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum!

Stamps ~ Tart n Tangy, A Little Love
Paper ~ white, green galore
Ink ~ green galore, gable green, black
Accessories ~ microbeads, sticky strip, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, scor-pal, ww punch, white polka dotted lime brads, ticket corner punch, cb swiss dots folder, dimensionals

Monday, July 28, 2008

Exciting News!

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Happy Monday Morning!

I'm so honored and excited to announce that I've been chosen to be on the design team for Limelight Papercrafts!

Congrats to my co-design-team-members:
Becky Carafa
Brandi Parshley
Katie Renz

You are going to love what you see over at Limelight!

I'll have the Limelight blinkie over on the right side -----> so you can click on that at any time to go shopping!!

AND....there's a SALE going on right now!!!
From July 28- August 3, receive 10% off of all Pink Cat Studio and Stampendous! stamps!

Be sure and check at Mandy's Limelight blog as well.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


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This is for MFTSC40 over on SCS.

Thanks to tamijo for this great MFT Ride'em Cowgirl image!
The sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

The boots and star have some shine thanks to a sakura glaze pen.

Stamps ~ MFT Ride'em Cowgirl, Stamping Bella
Paper ~ white, ballet blue, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, DCWV Brown Paisley
Ink ~ black, Copics, Bic Mark It, SU Markers
Accessories ~ antique copper brad, sakura glaze pen, hemp, ribbon, cb paisley folder, nesties, dimensionals

Friday, July 25, 2008

Sneak Peek!!

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JustJohanna's Odd Bird Planet has some new releases coming out soon! And here's a sneaky peek of 3 new owls!
You can sign up for the OBP newsletter HERE so you don't miss a thing!

Not too long ago, Johanna had 'Owl Week' over on the OBP SCS Forum.

One of the challenges was to submit some ideas/sketches for owls and these were my ideas! Johanna worked her magic and these little guys are now rubberized! Woo Hoooooo!

Tres Chic!

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This is for DTGD08Jenn. ...if you belong the the SCS Fan Club, you know what this is for... ;)

I just love the Rubber Romance Divas!
I paper pieced her pants and hat...added some bling to her hat and shoes...and even to FiFi's collar! ;)

Stamps ~ Rubber Romance Robin the dog lover, sentiment from an M's $ stamp
Paper ~ vanilla, green galore, black, The Paper Studio black and cream ornate leaf, and unknown dp
Ink ~ Adirondak Pitch Black, Copics: E21 Baby Skin Pink, E37 Sepia, SU Markder: Green Galore
Accessories ~ lime rhinestones, clear rhinestones, faux black brads, black organdy ribbon, lime grosgrain ribbon, slot punch, ticket corner punch, dimensionals

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cream of the Crop!

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I just LOVE this Gardener Flopsey set from My Favorite Things! I finally inked him up!

This is for this Sketch from Creative Ideas by Katharina for a Guest Designer spot for Whiff of Joy. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right.

All polka dot papers are from the Kitchen Collection by A Muse.
I paper pieced Flopsey's outfit and ran a clear spica over it for some shimmer.
The big carrots and little veggies on the signs are covered with a Sakura glaza pen for some shine. I traced the 'metal' wheelbarrow with the Sakura stardust pen and added a silver brad to the wheel.

Stamps ~ MFT Gardner Flopsey
Paper ~ white, black, old olive, A Muse Kitchen Collection
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Copics: E37 Sepia, E57 Light Walnut, G99 Olive, colorless blender; SU Markers: going gray, certainly celery, old olive, so saffron, really rust, creamy caramel
Accessories ~ sakura glaze and stardust pens, clear spica, silver brad, nesties, white ric rac, white brads, white polka dot black satin ribbon, ticket corner punch, keytag punch, signo white gel pen, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Western Flourishes

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This is for DTGD08Michelle. If you're not a fan club member of SCS, this would be a great time to join so you can get in on the DTGD Challenges!!!

Thanks for the challenge Michelle, forced me to get a 'guy' card made for next month!!

And....I ended up using vellum cs on this so it could qualify for the vellum challenge too!
The image is black embossed.

Stamps ~ can't remember what company this stamp is, filigree bg, sentiment from Little Hellos
Paper ~ vanilla, black, vellum cs, me & my big ideas Venice
Ink ~ versamark, adirondak pitch black, more mustard
Accessories ~ black ep, black eyelets, brown brads, hemp

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Simple, Clean and Crisp!

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This is for the JulieHRR challenge over on SCS for the DTGD '08!!

I love how this turned out...simple, clean and crisp!

I embossed a scalloped rectangle around my sentiment with my nesties.
The fuzzy flowers are actually ribbon...I got a yard at Archiver's and cut them apart.

Stamps: A Muse: A True Friend, Floursh from Autumn Leaves swirls v.2 by rhonna farrer
Paper: white
Ink: Adirondak pitch black, old olive
Accessories: flowers (from ribbon), nesties, white organdy ribbon.


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There is an AMAZING You Tube video over on Nicole's blog: Anderson Arts.
Click HERE.
May God bless our soldiers and country.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Elegant Chandelier

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Are you an SCS Fan Club member??
This is for DTGD08JODY.

I LOOOVE this ribbon! Got it at my FABULOUS LSS, Rubber Stamp Fantasy in Marietta, GA. (<--- that place ROCKS) I finally got the nerve to cut into it!

I just thought the style went with the image.
The design on the ribbon, dp and embossing are all very similar.

I used a clear spica and sakura stardust pen to trace around the gold embossed chandelier for a little added sparkle.

Stamps ~ RSSMB21 Chandelier by
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, Basic Black, A Muse Maderia
Ink ~ Versamark
Accessories ~ gold ep, gold brads, ribbon, clear spica, sakura stardust pen, cb Textile folder, dimensionals

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Gossiping Girlfriend

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This is for AP08KIDS2 for A*Muse*A*Palooza....thought this was a good teenager card!

Gossip gal's dress and phone are all sparkley thanks to spicas!

Happy Weekend!!

Stamps ~ A Muse: hi girlfriend, Elzy Gossip Girl
Paper ~ white, A Muse Kitchen Series
Ink ~ black, pumpkin pie, copics
Accessories ~ circle punch, scallop circle punch, fiskars threading water punch, ribbon, cb d'vine swirls folder, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I used my crimper!!

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I don't use my crimper enough!!

I saw a card at my fabulous LSS that had a little lantern on it, here's my take!

I cut a circle using my MS circle cutter, cut off equal parts from the top and bottom and crimped!

The hanger is wire and I used black satin ribbon for the tassel.

Stamps ~ Artfully Asian
Paper ~ Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, white
Ink ~ Black, Pumbkin Pie, SU Markers, Always Artichoke, Apricot Appeal
Accessories ~ wire, black satin ribbon, crimper, dimensionals, clear spica

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


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This was for the Gina K Secret Swapper. This traveled all the way to Hawaii to Angie!

This is two coasters hooked together by rhinestone brads.

Stamps ~ Gina K He is Risen
Paper ~ white, Papertrey
Ink ~ Pallette spring moss, versamark
Accessories ~ coasters, PTI twill, silver ep, rhinestone, dimensionals, rhinestone brads

Friday, July 11, 2008

Owl Gang

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Oh, this was SO fun!
This was for OBP's Owl Week Challenge #6 ~ urban owls!! Ha!

I just used a pen to make a 'brick wall' for the graffiti.
The owls' eyes and the moon are covered with glaze from a sakura glaze pen

Stamps ~ JustJohanna Odd Bird Planet
Paper ~ black, white, more mustard, me & my big ideas Venice
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Copics, SU Markers, BIC Mark*It
Accessories ~ large silver square brads, dimensionals

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Baby Girl Card

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Some friends of ours just had a sweet little baby girl!
I LOVE this Heidi Grace paper! ...the birds are soft and fuzzy to the touch...

Stamps ~ M's dollar stamp
Paper ~ white, close to cocoa, Heidi Grace
Ink ~ Close to Cocoa
Accessories ~ pearls, circle punch, scallop circle punch, organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Go enter!

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In celebration of High Hopes new releases....Artfully Ila is having a giveaway!
Enter HERE!

Guava Saffron Birds

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This is for CC174: Groovy Guava, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
...I did swap out barely banana for so saffron...

I was so excited to get ink on this stamp! I just got it recently. I totally love the Inkadinkado birds.

I did faux stitching with a white gel pen. There is a taupe rhinestone in the sentiment.

Stamps ~ Inkadinkado 98413 K, sentiment from Pink Cat Studio Tweet set
Paper ~ Kraft, white, chocolate chip, SU dsp in groovy guava and so saffron
Ink ~ Chocolate chip, Chalkbox cat's eye chestnut roan
Accessories ~ taupe rhinestone, decorative scissors, ticket corner punch, white brads, brown satin ribbon, dimensionals, signo white gel pen

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

An Award!

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Thank you so much to Allison over at Stampin When I Can for passing this award to me! Be sure to check out Allison's blog, it's so full of good info!!

The Rules:
By accepting this Brillante Webblog Premio 2008, you have to:
* Award it to seven more people whose blogs you find Brilliante Award worthy.
* You can give it to as many people as you want but please award at least seven.
* Make a comment on the nominated blog

I'd like to pass this on to:
Outside the Lines
Carolina's Creative Pad
Amanda's Inkspirations
Eat. Sleep. Stamp.
Just Painting Around
The Paper Landscaper
Anderson Arts

A Monogram Gift Set

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I just love the Just Right Monogram stamper with it's borders, letters, etc!!!

You can find a great beaded pen tutorial by Emily Giovanni HERE.

Stamps ~ Just Right Monogram Stamps
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, Cosmo Blue Silk Scarf
Ink ~ bliss blue, chocolate chip
Accessories ~ circle punch, scallop circle punch, CB paisley folder, microbeads, stickey sheet, sticky strip, dazzling diamonds, Pentel RSVP pen

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rain, Rain...come to Georgia!!

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We soooooo need rain down here in GA!!

This is for AP08HELLE. Make a black and white card with a splash of pink and some bling.

My bling is the pink rhinestone buckle on her belt.

The raindrops, puddle, Lisa's boots and hat are covered with the sakura glaze pen.
Her umbrella is covered with crystal effects.
The light from the lamposts are shimmering with a lemon spica.

The sentiment is embossed in white.

Thanks for checking in!

Stamps ~ A Muse: Rainy Day Lisa, A True Friend, Rain, Lampost, Bridge, Mini Oval
Paper ~ white, black, A Muse kitchen, Making Memories
Ink ~ versamark, black, going gray, Copics, SU Markers
Accessories ~ pink rhinestone, lemon spica, nesties, sakura glaze pen, crystal effects, nesties, white ep, ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: paper piece

Saturday, July 5, 2008

More Chocolate

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Hmmm....there seems to be a theme lately ~ chocolate!!

This is for July08MFTA2

I pierced around the scallops and the top of the ruby red strip. And, used the Fiskars threading water twice: on the bottom of the ruby red strip and the bottom of the blush blossom.
I thought the swiss dots embossing complimented the pierced dots.

I used a Sakura glaze pen on the chocolate and the flowers on the chair. I went over her dress with a clear spica for a little sparkle.

Stamps ~ MFT, A Muse
Paper ~ white, ruby red, blush blossom, The Paper Studio Love Flowers
Ink ~ black, chocolate chip, SU Markers, Copics
Accessories ~ Sakura glaze pen, clear spica, prima, white brad, brown brads, brown satin ribbon, ticket corner punch, slot punch, fiskars threading water punch, CB swiss dots folder, dimensionals

Thursday, July 3, 2008


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This is for AP08POLKA for A*Muse*A*Palooza.
Be sure you're signed up for A*Muse*A*Palooza so you can WIN STUFF!! Details HERE.

I used the Sakura glaze and stardust pens on the truffles and the center one is popped up and topped with rhinestone cherries!

Stamps ~ A Muse
Paper ~ vanilla, SU dp
Ink ~ chocolate chip
Accessories ~ red rhinestones, sakura glaze and stardust pens, ribbon, dimensionals


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I've been tagged LOTS lately....I'll try to get some in....

I was tagged for this one by my PIF friend Newstampinaddict over at Stamper's Ramblings:

1. Ten Years Ago:
Married my DH!!

2. Five Things on My To-Do List Today:
- Pay bills
- Grocery shop
- Laundry
- Check out the MFT challenges from last night
- straighten my stamp area, a never ending job

3. Snacks I Enjoy:
chocolate!!!, sorbet

4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire:
donations, open a stamp shop

5. Places I have lived: Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia

....and, the rules are that I have to forward the tag onto five people. They are:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The New 'In' Colors ~ a Comparison

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I have to admit, when I first saw SU!'s new 'In' Colors....I so did not like them. However...after seeing THIS COMPARISON from Dawn's blog....I'm rethinking things!!! Wow Dawn, thanks for the awesome pictures!!

Go Enter!!

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Go check out Nicole's blog HERE to see how you can win this beauty!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

French Gal

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This was for JUNEGKDEM.
The bottom dp is the 'road.'

There is a rhinestone at the top of the tower.

Stamps ~ SU Paris in the Spring, Rubber Romance, A Muse
Paper ~ chocolate chip, vanilla, SU dp
Ink ~ chocolate chip, SU Markers, Copics
Accessories ~ circle punch, scallop circle punch, ribbon, dragonfly brad, rhinestone, dimensionals