Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh Alice Challenge #2

CHAPTER TWO: Running in a SKETCHY circle...

CHAPTER TWO: Running in a SKETCHY circle...
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
We have a fabulous sketch challenge today designed by our own TWISTED Tea Party member, Mary Giles! Here is the sketch:

We are VERY honored to be introducing our first sponsor to you today. Kathy from Pixie Dust Studios has VERY generously let us work with her new Digis from her "Down the Rabbit Hole" collection debuting March 1st! What's more? ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen at random from this week's participants to choose THREE FREE DIGIS of their choice from Pixie Dust Studios! Thank you Kathy!

Here is my card!  I used the Mad Hatter from Pixie dust Studios of course!  DP is from Rusty Pickle Guenivere line, the lace is also part of the same collection.  Cogs are from Tim Holtz and clock pieces are from 7 Gypsies!  The smaller clock stamp is from Hero Arts.  Hope you enjoy my little creation.  Please hop on over to Oh Alice and shoe the rest of our fabulous DT some love!  


Ethereal Forest Designs sneaky peaky continues!

Is this little elephant adorable or what?  Meet Elmyra from Ethereal Forest Designs... she has a flower just for you!  So pretty in her Poka Dots and a big smile who couldn't fall in love with her!

Please head over to Ethereal Forest Designs and check out all the talent over there!  Just fabulous!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ethereal Forest Designs sneaky peaky!

It's almost time for the Ethereal Forest Designs release!  Here is a sneaky peaky for you all!  This is Mary... isn't she the sweetest!  I colored her with my Copics, used Die Cuts with a View Sweet stack papers, and the large chipboard flower is from Fancy Pants Designs!  She was just looking up at me beggin' me to color her!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fresh Brewed Hop!

Welcome to another fun FBD hop!  Your first stop is Callie!  Are you all loving these fun hops with new designs?  I sure am!  You probably came over from Kelly and I want to say thanks for stopping by!   Heather has done it again, created super cute images.  Please check out what the rest of Hoppers have done with these fun images!  Oh and the word next to my name is for a fun game you all are going to love! 

My card features Space Boy Tommy!  Isn't he the cutest!  I used My Little Shoe Box papers, magic mesh and the martians are from QuiKutz!  I had so much fun working with this image and can't wait to do a couple more!  Hope you all enjoy and don't forget to hop on over to Heather's blog! 

Betty     Nice

So, let's check out all the new fun images from Fresh Brewed Designs!  

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge #2

Okay ladies time for a color challenge for Stampotique Designers Challenge!  Woot woot!  Our hostess this week is Kim Howard... Kim would like to see you use Mossy Green, Rose, Yellow, and blue as an optional color!  Let me tell you all, I am so color challenge... challenged!  I had the hardest time with it, I thought there is now way I am going to be up to par with everyone else on this but I gave it a go!  So here it is!

Stamp used: Queen of Life by Stampotique
Papers used: Lush Green Polka Dot paper by My Mind's Eye, and Nature's Flora/Garden Gate by Kimberly Poloson.  The gate punch is the other side of the Garden Gate as well as the piece I stamped the sentiment on.
Embellies: Green hat pins and green large rhinestones are from an unknown manufacturer, the crown is from Melissa Frances and I colored it with my Mossy green Copic.  Flower is from Prima Marketing.
Ribbon: Creative Impressions!

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #55

WOWZERS...what a week we had last week...thanks to all of you!!!
I do believe we have broken our TPE Challenge participation record!!
Woo Hoo!!
Thanks You all very very much!!
We hope you enjoy joining in the TPE fun each week!!

We have a super fun sponsor for you this week!!

Jodie Mackrell
Bugaboo Stamps
allowed each of us choose a digi from her store!!
This was not as easy task as they are ALL adorable and too much fun!!
Click on the banner above to see all her fabulous products!!

Thanks so much Jodie!!

Here is my card for the challange!  I choose Ruby-Tidbits Coffee.  Isn't she the cutest!  The DP I picked up at Michaels and the ribbon is Creative Impressions.  The sentiment comes with Ruby!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Curiouser and we go....


"The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. "Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked.
"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."


In anticipation of the upcoming Tim Burton remake, let's GET GLAM with Alice!   Jessica recently scored this UBER fab makeup palette by Urban Decay and fell in love with the awesome colors, the NAMES of the eyeshadows (all after Alice, of course ;) and the pop-up mushroom mirror! It took me three days and a three hour drive but I finally tracked one down!  Woot woot!  Can't wait to get dolled up and Glamed with it this weekend for movie night with hubby!  Okay on to the Rabbit Hole!

We wanna see how YOU get Glam using this amazing little piece as your inspiration!   Show us your style, put on the glitz, and GET GLAM!

And WHAT would our first Challenge be without a PRIZE?!  Now, normally we'll be (hopefully) sponsored on the 1st Sat. of each month, but for today's FIRST Fall Down the Rabbit Hole, we thought we'd give away a little something!   ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen at Random to WIN a stamp single of their choice from THE GREETING FARM (in stock items only).   So, GOOD LUCK and here's how to play:

Head on over to Oh Alice from here!

You have until FRIDAY, February 26, 2010 at 10pm CST to upload your card or project using the above inspiration photo as your muse!  Upload to your blog or public gallery (please use keyword OAC1) and LINK your name below using Mr. Linky!  We can't WAIT to see your creations and THANK YOU for your support of this CURIOUS new venture!  

Now here is how I Got Glamed!  Nothing says Glam more to me than Glitter, lots of color, and Swavorski Crystals!  I added all three elements to my card.

Although I did something completely different... no digi, no wooden, no acrylic stamp!  Was that MAD of me or what?  Guess when you hang with people like Jess you go a little mad too!  I took a flyer that was mailed to me promoting Alice In Wonderland the movie at El Capitan theater in Hollywood CA and cut it up!  My cutie patootie Johnny aka The Mad Hatter is the center of this card.  I added Orange stickles to his hair to Glam it up.    The ribbon was perfect!  It is from Mya Road.  The paper is all Halloween!  The black GLITTER striped one is Spooky Alley from Making Memories, the purple with circles and funky shapes, and the green polka dots (also Glammed up with Lime Green Stickles) is one paper-double sided from Pine Cone Press.  The stick pins are unknown sorry, I just picked them up from a local scrapbook store.  The large polka dotted brad is Queen and Co. and the small crown is from a Martha Stewart corner punch... I GLAMED that up too with Lime Green glitter.  The dew drops are from The Robin's Nest color black.  I think I covered everything...oh wait the Font I got from DaFont it was so close to the Alice In Wonderland font I had to have it!  The name of the font is Gingerbread House, weird eh?  It's a bit spooky for Gingerbread House!  I hope you all enjoy it!  This was so much fun for me!  I was so excited to do this card... actually its going to be an invite for my daughter's Mad Tea Party birthday in March... she actually turned 12 in Feb, but we were snowed in as we are every year for her birthday... so what better time to postpone it to that after the release of the movie right?  Okay, I have jabber jawed enough please go give the rest of the The Mad Hatter herself and the Twisted Thirteen come lovin'!  You won't be disappointed!


Monday, February 15, 2010

More News!

Well, isn't this just a perfect day!  I have once again been asked to join another DT for Ethereal Forest Designs!  Can't wait to show you all their fun designs!  Check them out for a few fun sneak peaks!  Woot Woot!  Ethereal Forest will have new images every month on the first day of the month!  A blog Hop the last week of each month and lots more fun!  Please join us for fun in the digi stamping world!

Here is the rest of the team, please sneak on over to their blogs and say hello!


Oh Alice!

Guess what everyone!  I was chosen to be part of this new challenge blog!  Oh Alice! Inspired by Alice in Wonderland!  how perfect is that for me!  You all have to check us out!  Pleeeease!!  I am so excited!  Yesterday for Valentine's Day I spent the whole day at Six Flags screaming my head off on rollercoasters!  I got home and got bits and pieces of the news in my inbox, and for some reason the first one I got from Jessica letting me know I had been chosen was in my spam... So I got curiouser and curiouser!  I was thinking to my self... blinkie for my Oh Alice DT... what?  Then I put one and one together... OH MY GOSH!  I quickly scanned through my spam folder and there it was... the beauty beauty email letting me know I was chosen!  EEEPPP!!!  Can't wait to get started!  Okay that is the fun news I have for today!

Our first challenge will start Feb. 20th!  How's that for a Very Important Date!  You won't want to miss it!  Please check us out at Oh Alice for challenge details!   Please take a stroll down the Rabbit Hole at the rest of the Oh Alice DT members and creator Jessica Deidrich.  Just click on the links below or on my sidebar!

The "Mad Hatter" herself:

The "Twisted Thirteen" Tea Party:


The Pink Elephant Challenge #54


(Sweet and Simple...Use Ribbon)

I was so excited when I got the email from Christine saying she'd love to have
sponsor us again!!
I LOVE C.C. Designs!!!

Hurry and get your 

C.C. Designs Spring Stamp Kit Limited Edition

 before it is gone!!

Thanks You All for helping us to Celebrate Ella's 1st Birthday!!! What Fun!!!
Tune in tomorrow for a winner's post and a few little surprises!!

Now onto my card.  I used Darby the Sprite by C.C. Designs!  Isn't she the cutest little sprite you have ever seen?  I thought she would look just adorable in pinks and purples, and pink glittery hair!  The DP is Cloud 9, the Ribbon is Creative Impressions, and for the first time in a long time I did not use any embellishments!  The sentiment was created with a mini alpha set!
Hope you all enjoy my card and please don't forget to stop on by at All That Scraps for their lovely new releases, you will go bonkers over them!


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps February Release Blog Hop!!!

Today marks the release of the new February images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  There are 4 new fantastic Emmylou images from Crissy Armstrong, 5 new swashbuckling pirate images from Annie Rodrigue,24 adorable Cindy and Mindy images from Jean Grant and a new set of coordinating Pirate Sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog hop!! 
If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!  

I was so happy to be part of the hop again this month!  Check out this wonderful image!  Her name is Cutthroat Lizzie!  Isn't she just darling!  

Your next stop is Elaine!  Hop on over and see what she has created!  Have a great time hopping and don't forget to check out all the new images at Kraftin' Kimmies!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Buggy Blog Hop!!

Hiya all!  Welcome to Freshly Brewed Designs Buggie Hop!  I am so excited to be part of this cute cute cute release and blog hop!  Check out all the Hoppin' fun from the rest of the hoppers down below.

This is my first card using Oh Mama!  I know I have felt like this many times.  The sentiment was actually inspired by my friend Jenn over at The Pink Elephant.  I had so much fun coloring these images I made quite a few of the same card to give to my friends that need a Calgon moment as she takes a stroll in the neighborhood?!

This next image is Miss Buggy's Coffee Break!  Doesn't she just look like she is enjoying herself out in the sunshine?  Heather has some fun and amazing digis please check out her blog and shop!  Thank you all for taking a peek and joining in on the Mini Buggy Blog hop!

The Buggie Hoppers:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge

Please join us on our very first Stampotique Designers Challenge! Please check out the blog for details on  how to participate and to check out the rest of the DT's amazing works of art!  You are in for a treat...I know I may have said that but you will see what I mean!  Stampotique Originals has many wonderful stamps for all type of card makers!  If you participate you could be the lucky winner of a gift certificate for some fabby images from Stampotique Originals!

Oh and please grab a blinkie and show us some love!  Thanks again for taking a peep at my Stampotique creations and I look forward to seeing you all join us in our challenges every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month!  

Here is our first challenge hosted by DT Member Vicki Garrett:

Create A Love Themed Card:

Outside of the card

Inside of the card

Materials I used:
Stamp: Moth Fab found at Stampotique Originals 
Paper: Pirate Princess by Rusty Pickle
Embellishments; Brads by Queen and Co., Crystals by Zwavorski Crystals found at Michaels, Pink Gingham ribbon by American Crafts, Black Mesh by Magic Mesh, and the letters were done on my Critcut using Cuttin' It Up cartridge.  
Coloring Medium: Watercolor pencils by Prisma

To play along visit


Hope you enjoy!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Stampotique Originals Girls, just click on their names on my side bar... you are in for a treat from all these talented ladies!!



Exciting New Stampotique Challenge Blog!

I was invited to be a part of this new Challenge Blog for Stampotique Originals check out their fun images!  Is that not cool or what!  I love their fun and kooky images!  As many of you have seen, I like the more different and off beat stamps as much as I love the cutsie ones out there!  I was so excited to be invited to be a DT!  Check us out for prizes and inspirational works of art, we have a very talented bunch at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog!  Don't forget to check out all the rest of the DT's blogs, you are in for a real treat!

Also, our very first challenge will be tomorrow Wednesday the 10th!  I hope to see many of you joining in on the fun!  See you all there tomorrow!


Ella's 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone!  Today is The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog's 1st birthday!  Thank you all for coming my way and joining in on the celebration!  Thank you for hoping over from Tina's blog!

I have only been a part of this fabulous team since October and loving every minute of it!  The challenges have helped me try new stuff, learn new stuff, and introduced me to many new wonderful ladies!

For this Birthday Blog Hop we were to re-create our favorite challenge!  My favorite challenge was #39 A Recipe Challenge; The color Black, Hardware, and Distressing!

Supplies I used in my Recipe:

Stamp by: Annie Rodrigue this stamp was a special order made to resemble my daughter Rio as a Hogwarts student.. (Hollie I know you are googling over her, go Harry Potter lol)!  The sentiment was my own with tiny alphabet stamps.

Designer Paper; DCWV Glitter stack

Hardware: Making Memories Metal Mesh, black brads.  Queen and company large round black brad.

Distressed areas: I distressed both the paper and the large round brad.

Flowers: Prima Marketing.

I loved making this card, it was so much fun to see my visions of a cartoon daughter as a Harry Potter character come to life on my paper!  I hope you all enjoy it!  Your next stop is Robin, now that lady has got some talent... well all the ladies on TPE do really!  Head on over to Robin's blog for a peak at some awesomeness!

Oh and just in case you have lost your way here is the blog hop list for you all to go by.  When you get to Lori's blog, get ready for some more hoppin' as she has invited many ladies to join in on the hoppin' fun!


Monday, February 8, 2010

My daughter is 12 today!!

My daughter Rio is turning 12, wow where did time go?  She is a huge Harry Potter fan, so here is the cake I made her that awaits her when she gets home from school!  What do you all think?  There is a small blooper, but if you all don't catch it then maybe it won't be a big deal!


The Pink Elephant Challenge #53

Mushy Gushy Valentine

Isn't that image just the cutest!  I love these little Skelekinz by Bugaboo stamps!  She is just too adorable!  The designer paper is Pirate Princess from Rusty Pickle.  The ribbon from Creative Impressions, and the skull embellishment is from a Rock N Roll button pack I got from JoAnns!  Coloring medium was done with Prisma water colors!  Hope you all enjoy her as much as I do!  Happy Stamping!  I hope to see you all here on Tuesday for Ella's Birthday Blog Hop!  Wait till you see all the fun creations we have in store for you all!



Oh and also tomorrow TPE will be celebrating 1 year of fun with a Birthday Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss the fun!  Tune in at TPE starting at 12 noon EST!  

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #52

I am so sorry this is late, I had a bit of internet problems this weekend through early this morning!  Now without further wait....

All About Pink - In Honor of Ella

Our Fabulous Sponsor this week is:

The design team got to work with some of the digital stamps the were created by our very own
Robin Willis for Squigglefly.
A randomly drawn winner from one of this week's participants will win 2 free digis of their choice from Robin's collection.

Just look at how fun her images are!  I loved working with these and look forward to doing much more with them, they certainly put me in a Valentine's/Baby girl mood!

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