Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook - Challenge 1

Woot woot!  Happy April everyone!  Can you believe that we are getting snow!  It started Wednesday afternoon and it's been non stop.  Not too much gathered though... guess that was Mother Nature's April Fool to us because it started so beautiful and sunny then... Bam!  Big beautiul flakes were coming down as I was putting on the finishing touches on my Scrap Project for Ella's Pink Scrapbook!

Okay okay, enough of my babble onto the main event!  Today is our first Scrapbook Challenge over at the Pink Elephant!  The first challenge was to show us your favorite scrapbook technique!

Well, my favorite techniques are to use acrylic paints with my masks and mount the layout onto canvas or my living room... you see I do not have any picture frames on my walls, if I can't scrap it, it's not going on my walls!  So... I thought hey, I can totally mount a page or two on canvas and then I could put it on my wall!  Genius I know huh... of course I wish I could tell ya I invented it, but I didn't.  I am sure I got the idea from somewhere!  Hee hee.

Okay, at any rate here is my Layout using one 12x12 Fancy Pants Dude Collection paper, lots of stickles and crystals.  A few Tim Holtz sprockets along with Tim Holtz Masks.  The paint is from Making Memories!  I have included a close up so you can kind of see all the small accents made with the stickles and crystals, but I had a hard time with the whole picture as it is a long canvas size... ummm I think it's 18x6 or something like that.  I did my best and hope you all get the general idea of the layout!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I got an award!

Look what I got from my pal Jen!  Yeah, thee Jen from Wild Flower Patch kids!  Know, when you get an award from someone as talented as her ya know you're doing something right!  Woot woot!  Like her, I was in disbeleife she was talking about me!  I saw my name, but thought must be another Betty... hee hee!

All I can say is thank you sweet friend that really meant a lot to me and gave me a pick me up today!  I too get to pass it on and actually return it right back to her... she is an amazing artist!

I would like to pass this on to the following talented ladies... and still there are sooo many more!

Lori      Lisa        Jen       Catherine       Sheri       Vicki      Nancy      Kristy      Kellie     Ann    Milo     Erin

You gals deserve it!  Pass it on!



Saturday, March 27, 2010

Super Scrappy Fun News!!!

Calling ALL Scrappers!!!

Beginning next Thursday, April 1st 
The Pink Elephant 
will be adding 
Scrapbook Challenges 
(every Thursday) to our challenge line up!!
No this is not an April Fool's Joke...It's all true!!!

Ella will have her Pink Scrapbook (Polka dotted, of course)
and will start scrapbooking with all her Scrappy Friends!!

I am also very happy and honored that I was asked to be the Scrap Team DT Coordinator to The Pink Elephant!  Woot woot! (I think I need that in a stamp, cause I say it too much)  I can't wait to bring you all fun challenges, advice on your scrap pages, techniques, and so much more!  

How fun is this going to be huh?  Well to make it even more fun... we are having a DT call to add to our wonderfully talented ladies scrappy ladies!   Woot woot!  Check out all the details over at The Pink Elephant!  See you all soon and don't forget to tune in Thus. April 1st for our first fun Scrapbook challenge... No Fooin'  Promise!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh Alice Chapter 6

CHAPTER 6: The Red Queen's FINE PRINT...

"The Red Queen shook her head, "You may call it 'nonsense' if you like," she said, "but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!"

This week we're getting down to business and reading the "fine print"here in Wonderland.
We're also SO excited to be welcoming Digital Delights by Louby Loo as our sponsor this week! WOW!
Wendy would like to welcome you all to Digital Delights, "a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!!"

Wendy also has her own line of clear dollar stamps available at:

What a lucky group we are! Wendy from Digital Delights has not only graced the DT with some super fun Alice-inspired images to use, but is giving away a TEN DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE to one lucky winner who will be randomly drawn from all the entries this week! THANKS Wendy!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card using some form of TEXT/Printed DP, Old Book pages, Newspaper print, Old dictionary, etc. We just need to see SOME form of printed text on your card or project!

Here is my card for this week!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Anya Ink!

Hello everyone!  Guess what!?  I have been invited to be a part of a new Design Team out of Australia but all about Anya!  Whoo whoo!  I am so excited to be a part of this team with all the talented ladies you see below!  We will be having fun challenges every other Friday starting April 2nd!  Check it all out here at: Anya Ink!  You can check out our fabulous design team just by clicking on their links below!

I hope to see many of you there!  Have a great day everyone!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A new Venture!

Hi gals!

As you all know I love Halloween!  If I could (actually I can, but don't) I would turn every stamp possible into a Halloween image for a Halloween card...but how fun would it be if I didn't challenge myself to do other fun stuff right?  Well, for a very long time know I have been pondering on how I would be able to do cards just for Halloween/funky/gothic Burton style... don't get me wrong I will not be giving up any cute stuff or any fun DT's I am on and will be on in the future if they will have me!  I came up with a solution to help feed my Halloween/funky addiction...  The Burtonesque Dolls!  If you are a bit more curios about it please check it out... I am also having a DT call to add to my dolls of 7 for this challenge blog!  I hope to see you there and we hope to inspire you Burton style!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SDC#4 Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way!

Hello everyone one!  It's time for another Stampotique Designers Challenge!  Hooray!  This week we would like to see you create anything Easter!  I love using my Stampotique gals and here you can see I have spiffed up Linda in some not so goth colors, but more Chocolate bunnies colors!  I used the Chocolate Bunny line from Rusty Pickle for the DP, the sentiments too!  Simple but still thought it turned out pretty nice!  Have fun joining in this week's challenge all!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #59

The Pink Elephant Challenge #59

We hope you all have a great time creating with this fun sketch that Robin has made for us!!

Thank you for all your unbelievably fabulous submissions once again!!
You ALL seriously amaze us with your talent week after week!!

We can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Here is my card using the sketch!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Oh Alice Chapter 5

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation.
Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."

This week we are celebrating SPRING here in Wonderland! And, we have some WONDERFUL winged-things to show off courtesy of this week's sponsor, our very own Jen Shults! Jen's stamp company, Wild Flower Kids, has grown to be a favorite of mine and we are SO honored that she's agreed to sponsor the Oh, Alice! Blog by showcasing one of her new lines "All-A-Flutter"! Jen was gracious enough to provide the DT with some of these wonderfully cute and whimsical images as well...Check them out at Oh Alice!

Here is my card for this week's Challenge.  I used all Die Cuts with a View designer paper.  QuicKutz butterflies.  And of course Wild Flower Kids images Poppy and the sentiment Spread your Wings!  Black Stickles, and the green rhinestones is Lush by My Mind's Eye!  The ribbon... yep Creative Impressions!

Ethereal Forest Designs

Happy Saturday all!  This week for my Ethereal Forest Designs I have picked this cute little Easter Bunny! Isn't he the cutest!  Please check out EFD Blog for more inspirations and the store to get your EFD Easter Bunny!  I hope you all enjoy my card for today!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A new Challenge blog is emerging!!

Hi all!  I just wanted to let you all know I am starting a new Challenge blog and I promise it's going to be lots of fun!  Check out all the details here:!

Hope to see you all there!


Monday, March 15, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge # 58


Anything Spring...Spring Colors, Spring Images, Spring, Spring, Spring!!

We have some fun fun fun news to share and I am soooo excited about it all!!!

First of all, we have a super fun and fabulous company to spotlight....
Our wonderful Spotlight Company this week is:

All That Scraps

Christine Wood is owner of All That Scraps and designer of C.C. Designs, those 
amazingly adorable images we all know as 
Sugarplums and Swiss Pixies!!

All That Scraps has a FABULOUS Special Kit on sale right now!!

C.C. Designs Sugarplums Spring Kids

Can you believe it?? 
For only $47.60 you can have all of this: 
9 Adorable Red Rubber Stamps!!! WOW!!!!
You better hurry....this sale is for a limited time only!!

Be sure to peek back soo all you ATS Fans....All That Scraps will be showcased again on April 5th!!
We LOVE C.C. Designs her at TPE!!

Here is my card using Rainy Day Emma!

The designer paper is from Cloud 9 Designs: Sparkly Baby Girl, the Bling Circles are Heidi Swapp, the flowers and Butterflies are cut out from the same designer paper.  The yellow cardstock is stamped with Rose Versa Mark using a set from Great Impressions stamps!  The sentiment is my own using Lucinda Handwriting from my computer's font library.  Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to check out  The Pink Elephant to see what the rest of the talent DT members have done with this Spring Kit!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oh Alice Chapter 4

Picturing Wonderland

CHAPTER 4: Picturing Wonderland

"Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:Thus slowly, one by one,Its quaint events were hammered out -And now the tale is done,And home we steer, a merry crew,
Beneath the setting sun.

Alice! a childish story take,And with gentle hand lay it were Childhood's dreams are twined. In Memory's mystic band,Like pilgrim's wither'd wreath of flowers
Pluck'd in a far-off land..."

We have another sketch Challenge today, this time brought to us by our very own Pam Varnell! Pam created this sketch JUST for the Oh, Alice! DT blog and it just reminds me of Wonderland itself!

Before we get to the sketch, though, are you CURIOUSER and CURIOUSER to see who the winner is from last week's challenge? Our RANDOM WINNER IS DEE (Sprytebyrd)!!! CONGRATS, Dee! You are the winner of the Kraftin Kimmie prize pack! Please contact Jessica to claim your prize and thank you to ALL who played along!

Now, here's this week's sketch:

Here is my card and my take on the sketch!  I used my very own personal image made for me by Annie Rodrigue!  Pine Cone Press Spooky paper: Spells.  I made the teapot stick pin with beads and stick pin accessories.  The large button is Jesse James button company.  The Pewter stick pin is Jenni Bowlin.  The large key is Making Memories.  Hope you have enjoyed my little card here and I look forward to hoppin' over to your blog to check out your creation!

Ethereal Forest Designs

Hi all!

Okay my computer was having a nervous break down so please forgive me on how late this post is...

For this week I have chosen Huggie Bears for this sweet card I have made for my hubby.  I am taking him out to dinner this Sunday and I am sticking an REI card in this card.  Just want to show him how much I love him, especially when he watches the baby for me so I can create with these wonderful ladies and images of Ethereal Forest Designs!  If you like these cute bears please check out the store here.  I used designer paper by My Little Shoe Box, and Michaels,  Heidi Swapp circle crystals I just cut them up a bit to fit my design. The large polka dot brad is from Queen and Co., and the ribbon is from Creative Impressions.  I hope you enjoy it and thank you for stopping by my blog.  Please don't forget to check out all the rest of the images at EFD store!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge

Spring has Sprung!  This little guy is so excited he broke out in dance for Spring!  This little guy is called Twinkie.  Isn't he just cute bustin' a move!  You can find Twinkie at Stampotique Originals here.

I made the background paper using Alcohol inks.  The letters are from a very old set from Making Memories and the square rhinestones are also Making Memories!  The butterflies are unknown.  Ribbon is from Creative Impressions, and the mesh is Magic Mesh.  I used my Copics to color Twinkie in.

Hope you like my Spring card...although it's not very pastel it's still makes me think of Spring colors and Easter egg dyes!

Thanks or stopping by!  Please check out the rest of the Stampotique Designer's Challenge gals and show them some love!  Don't forget to play a long for a chance to win a gift certificate to Stampotique Originals!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge # 57

Party Invitations

We want to see your party invitations!!
Birthday, Tea Party, Garden Party, Tupperware Party (hee hee), etc...go all out and have fun!!!

Now here is my card.  I made it for my daughter's 12th birthday Mad Hatter Tea party.  I think I am going to make it unique and do the rest of the invites with different characters and different styles!  We will see.  I ended up loving this one so much!  

Materials used:
Stamps: Sassy Studios Designs
Designer Paper: Cloud 9 Lustre paper, Creative Imaginations,                                                                     and Making Memories
Stick Pins: Jenni Bowlin Studios and Maya Road
Flower: Prima Marketing
Crown: Melissa Frances
Rhinestones: Zaworvski Crystals
Paper Accent Swirls: QuicKutz
Stickles: Black Diamond

Ethereal Forest Designs Bog Hop!

“Welcome to the First “Ethereal Forest Designs” Blog Hop!!! If you just happen to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to our Design Team Coordinator, Darsie Bruno’s Blog HERE ( ) and start your hop!
Along the way, please make sure you comment on each one of the design team members blog, then return to the Ethereal Forest Designs blog and make a comment! At the end of the hop, one lucky winner who has commented on all the blogs will receive a $10.00 voucher to the Ethereal Forest Designs Store.
Here is my creation for the EFD Blog Hop:   I used Giraffe Love!
Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:
The winner will be announced on the Ethereal Forest Designs blog on Friday, March 10th. Deadline to complete the hop will be Thursday, March 9th!
Thank you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Charlene next. All of the images used in the design teams creations can be found at the Ethereal Forest Designs Store (

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oh Alice!

CHAPTER 3: Painting the Roses Red

"Would you tell me please," said Alice a little timidly, "Why are you painting those roses?"
Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, "Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a Red rose tree, and we put a white one in by mistake"...

Welcome back! We're painting the Roses RED...and blue...and purple....and hey, we're painting our NAILS too! Check out this AWESOMELY ALICE inspiration picture featuring this SUPER cool new O.P.I. Polish collection, "Wonderland".

Before we get started, the Oh,Alice! Blog has a SPECIAL Tea Party Guest joining us for the month of March! Please welcome ERIN LEVEILLE as our March Tea Party Guest! Erin BLEW US AWAY with this card she submitted for the 1st Oh, Alice challenge and we are thrilled to have her at our Mad Tea party this month :) WELCOME ERIN!

What's more? We have a FABULOUS sponsor for this challenge-KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS! It just so happens that Kim is releasing some AWESOME Tea Party images this month and was gracious enough to donate a PRIZE pack including some of the new rubber stamp collection featuring these awesome new images! The DT is THRILLED To have been able to work with them, too!

Now here is my card for this week's Challange!

I used Kraftin Kimmie's Giselle!  Labels Ten from Spellbinders, my Copics and the only designer paper I used was the Red Glitter Polka dots by Making Memories - Mistletoe Collection.  I stamped teapots on my teal cardstock and swirly dots on my purple cardstock to create a "Designer Paper" look.  The ribbon is from Creative Impressions!  I hope you all enjoyed my card... I have to say I loved working with these colors!  I think I will go paint the roses teal, purple, and red!

Now let's talk about how YOU can enter to win THIS PRIZE!

Hop on over to Oh Alice here.  Play along with us this week by uploading your card or creation to Mr. Linky and by using keyword OAC3 if you upload to a public forum such as SCS :)

You will have until FRIDAY, MARCH 12th, 2010 to enter this challenge and the winner will be chosen via and announced during our next challenge on Saturday, March 13th! Good luck and have an AWESOMELY ALICE kind of week!

Ethereal Forest Designs

This beautiful Unicorn by Ethereal Forest Designs put me in a magical wintery mood.  Isn't he beautiful!  I used Moxxie's Blitzy paper, baby blue velum, brown stickles, and the large snowflake was made using chipboard, Crystal glitter and my trusty glue pad!  The ribbon is by Creative Impressions.  I also added Waterfall stickles to the Unicorn's mane to give it a magical feeling.  Please visit the Ethereal Forest Designs store here.  And don't forget about our Blog Hop this Sunday!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #56

Add Green to your Color Combo


I am so very excited to introduce our sponsor this week!!

has started a new stamp company and asked our very own Lori Boyd to design a new line of stamps!!

Lori accepted and designed the Puddle Jumpers and they are now available for purchase HERE.

They are priced very reasonably...$8 each, so for only $24 you can
purchase all 3 of the March Puddle Jumpers!!

They will be sold exclusively
Claudia and Company

Now here is my card using Puddle Jumper Emma!  Is she not the cutest little thing you ever did see?  My designer paper was found at Michaels, the crystals from Prima marketing, the ribbon from Creative Impressions, and the flower stamped background on my green is from Hero Arts!  I hope you have enjoyed looking at Emma, please head over to TPE for more Puddle Jumper samples!  There are three in total and I am telling you... you are going to love all three!

Ethereal Forest Designs release!

“It’s here! The First Release Day for Ethereal Forest Designs!  There are 27 images and sentiments for purchasing on their newly formed store. The design team has been busy creating cards this past week using the wonderful images  and you can find them on the Ethereal Forest Designs Blog! Please take a moment to browse the images at the Store, then hop over to the Blog and leave a comment! You could possibly win a free image, if you do! We’ll draw a random winner who has left a comment on the EFD Blog on Tuesday, March 2nd. Make sure you become a “follower” on their blog to stay up-to-date on Blog Hop, New Releases and Challenges information.”

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