Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Really Quick Card

Hey y'all... sorry I haven't been posting these last few days. I haven't been feeling well, nor have I had the time to create, but I thought I'd better post something, so I grabbed one of my digi images and made up a quick card to share. This cute li'l guy was a freebie from Digital Delights by Louby Lou. They have a free digi every Friday HERE.

This card totally needs some stitching on it... or something, but it's really late and my sewing machine is right on the other side of the wall from my DD's bed. I don't have a saying yet for him either, especially nothing in stamps, so I will print something off the computer and add to this later. Now I need to go hit the sack. Hope you have a great Thursday!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

SSCC #6 - Psalm 19:14

I'm so glad you came by today! We have a new challenge posted over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges and I hope that you will at least come on by and see our DTs inspiring cards, and see what fabulous prize our sponsor has graciously donated to one random player! I'm very excited that our sponsor this week is Kelly, owner of KL Stampin' N Scrappin'!! As you know, I've been on Kelly's DT all year long and I have to say that she is one of the sweetest, most compassionate & genuine people I know and I can truly say that my life is blessed for having met her!! She's become a treasured friend as well. I hope she won't mind me telling you this, but if you haven't visited her blog lately, that you prolly didn't know that Kelly was Baptised into Christ last Sunday!! =0) What a special milestone in the life of a Christian... I wish I could've been there to witness that, but since she's clear across the country from me, a card will have to do (not sharing it yet as I want it to be a surprise). Anyway, I hope that you'll stop by her blog and store if you haven't already and get to know her for yourself ☺ You'll be glad you did!!

Lisa is our host this week and she chose this verse:

Psalm 19:14: "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight Oh, Lord, my strength and my redeemer."

Her challenge to us is to create a card to let someone know you are thinking of them or praying for them. I really needed this challenge this week, so I made not one but two cards (and will prolly make more this week!) Here's my first one.
Colors are Elegant Eggplant, pink and Silver:
This Scripture she chose is a prayer that I (and every Christian) should have in our hearts and minds as we aim to glorify the Lord in all that we do and say. I'm ashamed to admit that I have said things at times that I know were not pleasant or "acceptable in the sight of the Lord" so this is a good reminder. I made a "Thinking of you" card as well as a "Praying for You" card. I hope you like them?

We'd love to have you join our challenge this week. Remember, even though our challenges are inspired by Scripture, you do not have to use Scripture on your cards. If you upload to online galleries, please use SSCC6 this week. =0) Have a wonderful Sunday!!

STAMPS: Everyday Blessing , Papertrey Ink (Card 1); Keep My Lamp Burning, Our Daily Bread Designs, SU! (Card 2) / PAPER: Basic Grey (both cards)


Saturday, September 26, 2009

You are Blossoming

into a beautiful young lady... and I couldn't be more proud!!

Good Saturday morning!! I just got this super cute new Tilda with Strawberries stamp (from the Lazy Days of Summer Collection) from KL Stampin' N Scrappin, but to go with my theme I covered up the strawberries with Flower Soft and made this a blossoming card for my 10 yr. old daughter. She's proving to be such a beautiful person on the inside and I just felt like letting her know how proud I am of her.


There's LOTS of really great sales and new items in store... like the

  • Little Yummy for your Tummy collection (Magnolia)
  • the NEW Basic Grey paper, (OOOH... super cute Christmas ones with reindeer and ornaments etc.)
  • a coupon code to save you $5 on your order
  • sales up to 35% OFF of selected Magnolias

All this is listed at the top of the KLSNS BLOG, so if you want some great stuff on sale... or even some FREE Halloween PAPER, go check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday is Free Digi Day!

Happy Thursday everyone!! If you hop on over to Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, you can grab this cute squirrel digi for FREE.... so hurry as it won't be available for free come Friday morning!! Korin and her team of artists have been busy at work creating some super fun digis and stamp sets for Fall and Christmas, take a look around while you're there.

For my card, I printed onto watercolor paper and used my heat gun to dry the ink. Then I colored the image with my SU! markers and blended with a water pen. Then I masked the image and sponged the sky and grass. I think this paper is from the October Afternoon collection at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. Then I sewed it onto some Copper SU! cardstock and then adhered onto Hunter textured card base. Sorry about the lighting on it...was hard to get a spot out on the picnic table that was completely shaded. =0) Thanks for stopping by!! I'll have another card to share Saturday morning for KL Stampin' N Scrappin'! =0)

It's Guest Designer Day at SSCC!

Come meet our Guest Designer, Korin Sutherland of Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!! She played in our Fall challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges and is sharing her wonderful card over there! Come check it out! =0)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meet Shy Little Nickie

Nickie is a brand new character that was released recently at Inky Impressions!! I want to say thank you to Nicole for sending me this "Shy Little Nickie" stamp along with some super cute li'l ribbon flowers, a charm and a couple of the new sentiment stamps --all for making up some blinkies for our recent blog hop and sneak peeks! What a happy mail day!! =0) Thank so much Nicole!

So I inked her up and followed this week's Mojo Monday sketch! I dug out my old SU! color, Marvelous Magenta--LOVE that color, especially paired with black and teal! I also cuttle embossed the magenta with the argile folder. I had to kind of turn my image layer, but you can still see the sketch here. I watercolored Nickie and add lots of stardust glitter gellyroll pens for highlights to her scarf, roses, bows, button on shoe and of course her eyeshadow. It really doesn't look like this IRL. I have a light magenta color down first and then the clear glitter pen over it. Here's a close up, although it's not exactly what it looks like IRL either!! LOL. The light is shining right on the glitter here. It's really much more subtle than this. And if any of you tell me I need some make-up lessons... !!!! LOL - yes, I realize the eyeshadow on her right eye is wonky. OOPS!

Today is Wednesday, and there's a new challenge posted at Inky Impressions Challenges!! (Even though I didn't do that challenge yet!)... but if you have some of these beautiful stamps, please hop on over to the challenge blog and play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to "INK SOMETHING!"


Sunday, September 20, 2009

If Friends Were Apples

... I'd Pick You!

Happy Sunday my stamping friends! Every Sunday we at Stampin' Sisters in Christ issue a new challenge and I've gotta say, you girls really LOVED last week's sketch challenge didn't you?! I'm so pleasantly surprised that we had 80 entries!! That's so awesome--thank you for playing along! =0) And again, thanks so much to Gina K Designs for donating 2 wonderful stamp sets last week. The winner of those will be announced this Tuesday!

This week's sponsor is Sweet & Sassy Stamps, and Korin has donated this gorgeous Fall/Autumn stamp set that will go to one random player this week! So come play along!!

Our hostess this week is Kathy Winter (my sister) and her scripture passage is Ecclesiates 3:1, "To Everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." She loves Fall and so her challenge for us is to make a card with the many different colors of Fall/Autumn!

Here's mine:

I used the "Pick of the Harvest" digi image from this week's sponsor, Sweet N Sassy Stamps, and right now it's on sale for only $3!! What a great deal!! I'm pretty new to digi images, but ever since I read Sue McMahon's tutorial on watercoloring digi's I was hooked and am loving it! :) Sweet N Sassy also has some new Fall and Winter digis added, and in fact they just got done having an "Autumn Stroll Blog Hop" with their amazing Design Team, so I hope you'll go check that out! Thank you so much for sponsoring our challenge at SSCC this week Korin!!

Come by the challenge blog today and see what my Design Sisters have created!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Inky Impressions Blog Hop Winner

Congratulations Shanna of The Stamping Banana!! I have a little mystery gift to send you if you wanna email me your info (click the "contact me" button in my linkbar)! THanks so much for playing along in our Inky Blog Hop! =0)

Lovin' from the Oven

I have a fun project to share today... an altered recipe box! I want to thank Kelly for sending me some stamped images of these adorable new Magnolias from the Little Yummy for Your Tummy collection! I LOVE THEM! I was planning on making a card for today's post, but as I was looking for a recipe yesterday for peach crisp (got some fresh peaches--yum!) I saw this old black recipe box up in the cupboard and I have to say... I've never used it for recipes! Can you believe it? I had it years ago before I got married to file my cash for certain things (food, laundry, rent, etc.) and since then it's just been collecting dust. But not anymore!! I decided to clean it and bling it up! ... and a few hours later... Ta-Da!!
and I even decorated the inside lid and printed the sentiments on my computer. I added some Martha Stewart oval pearls to my EK border and added teal stickles to Tilda's apron and scarf. I attached Edwin to the lid and Tilda to the base with pop dots. The black/white polka dot strip is sheer ribbon on top of the black c.s. from the border, and the DP on the top portion is Lemonade by Basic Grey!

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about some new things over at KL Stampin' N Scrappin'!
  • Preorders on Little Yummy for your Tummy Magnolias
  • Preorders on High Hopes stamps! **NEW**
  • Huge sale on older Magnolias - up to 35% OFF!~
  • If you order one of the Magnolia Halloween stamps in the store and another $15 in orders and Kelly will add a pack of Eerie paper to your shipment for free!!
  • Coupon Code for this month is SAVE5, meaning you will get $5 off your order of $30!

We also have a BACK TO SCHOOL challenge over on the Blog that's going all month long! A random winner will be drawn for some YUMMY prizes!! :) Come see all the inspiration over there by the DT!! Have a wonderful weekend =0)


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

There's a Li'l Cowgirl in All Of Us

My title is one of 16 brand new sentiment stamps that were just released by Inky Impressions and they coordinate perfectly with these adorable LiLi's and Angelica's! =0) You can see them all here at the store!

Today is another Inky Challenge Wednesday!! All this month we are doing challenges that Nicole loves because it's her birthday month! Today, we are using stitching on our cards. I love using my sewing machine and today I tried a new stitch... the scallop stitch! Sorry for this lighting on my card. I will try to get a better picture later today. If you have any of these cute Inky Impressions stamps, we invited you to come play along in our Wednesday challenges!!

I also used this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, which is a fun sketch by the lovely Lisa Hjulberg! I hope you'll come join us this week! You are free to combine our challenges with any other challenge you have going on!! We also have a DT Call going on right now at SSCC, so if you're interested, please hop over to our challenge blog and read all about it! =0)

Monday, September 14, 2009

DT Call for SSCC!

Happy Monday!! I've got some exciting news!! Our new Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog is looking to add a few Design Team members!! Our challenges are very unique and different in that they are inspired by Scripture!! Everyone is invited to participate... your cards do not have to have scripture on them... just created with the passage in mind! What better way to join our meditations on God's Word with our creative passion?

Would you like to join our Design Team? To enter, please choose a favorite Bible verse, create a challenge inspired by that verse, and show us your creation (in other words, simulate for us what you would do as part of our team). Please email your entry to stampinsistersinchrist [at] by September 28th. We will notify the FIVE new members of our Stampin' Sisters in Christ Design Team by Wednesday, September 30th, so that they will have time to make a card for the October 4th post, at which time the new DT members will be announced! Further info including DT requirements are posted on the challenge blog today.

Have a wonderful week! =o)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

SSCC4 - A Sketch For You

This week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges we have a fun sketch for you to try! It's pretty easy peasy, so I made 2 of them! We'd love for you to play along too! If you upload to SCS or other galleries, please use SSCC4 as a keyword. Our sponsor this week is GinaK Designs who kindly donated not one, but TWO gorgeous stamp sets!! You have until Saturday, 19th at midnight to get in your entries this week! =0)

Our scripture is one of my favorites and Lisa chose it this week. It is "Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

...and the challenge is to use this sketch (ie. plans!) Great sketch and Genius idea Lisa! ;)

This verse is so powerful and one I have memorized and treasure. It reminds me that God is so much bigger than my little little plan for my own life! When things start to crumble around me and I don't understand why things are happening, God has a PLAN! And HIS plans are always so much better than mine! He gives blessings upon blessings that I never saw coming! Our God is an awesome God!

I created 2 cards again this week. I love how easy and versatile this sketch is! I also got some cute new stamps and stamped images from KLSNS and Inky Impressions that I wanted to show ;P This first one is Chef Tilda from the Little Yummy for Your Tummy Collection!

Hey Good-Lookin'... whatcha got cookin'?

And my second one used Cowgirl LiLi which is a brand new release from Inky Impressions!

Cow-Girl at heart ♥

Come on over to the SSC Challenge blog to see what the rest of our SSC Design Sisters have cooked up!!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Inky Impressions BLOG HOP

Come HOP with Us!
It's BLOG HOP time with Inky Impressions' eight [8] new releases!! I'm genuinely in love with these little girls, LiLi and Angelica and can't wait to go see which ones the other girls are showing today! SOOOO... if you didn't start this hop at Nicole's Blog, you'll want to go there right now and then follow along the hop, being sure to leave a comment on each of the inkettes' blogs! (Most or all will have a mystery surprise candy to offer one lucky commenter, including mine if you leave a comment AND click to follow my blog! Easy peasy!) Each blog will direct you to the next in line. If you did follow the hop, then you should've come here from Jenn's Blog.

Here we go!! This first cutie is Cowgirl LiLi. Isn't she just the cutest little cowgirl ya ever did see?! I thought so, heehee. LOVE HER! This will be perfect for my 2 li'l cowgirls here at the Breach Farm ;)

By the way, all the new stamps you see along the hop are available right now in the store, Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps!

Next up is Scooter LiLi! She's so cute and "Sporty" lookin' isn't she?! Love this one as well. This one fits my girls as well as they LOVE all things that roll... skateboards, roller skates, bicycles. I will be making some scrap pages with them and this LiLi very soon!

Next, you'll want to HOP over to Pam's Blog to see what inspiration she has for you!

P.S. You have ONE WEEK to finish the hop. It will officially close on Saturday 19th!


Friday, September 11, 2009

A Li'l Yummy for Your Tummy at KLSNS!

Have you all seen these super duper CUTE Magnolias from "A Little Yummy for Your Tummy" collection? Kelly has them for Preorder NOW at KLSNS!! Here are just a few of them, but you'll want to go see the rest in the store. And remember that even on preordered items, if you spend $30, you get $5 OFF with coupon code SAVE5 all this month!
More Exciting News... Kelly (at KLSNS) will soon be ordering from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!

If you check back later, I will have a card to share with you from the Lazy Days of Summer collection! =0) Happy Friday!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Sneak Peek For Ya

Howdy!! Have I got the CUTEST li'l cowgirl ya ever did see!! Here's a li'l sneak peek... but join us this Saturday for our Inky Impressions Blog Hop, starting at 7 a.m. EST on Nicole's blog. Friday you can see more peeks at the following...

You Won't Want to Miss This!!

We have a wonderful Guest Designer today over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog! Please hop on over to see her SUPER CUTE li'l turtle lunchbox she made. She also is giving us her template to download for FREE! Go check it out... and remember to upload your "Back to School" card or other project by this Saturday night! =0)

Sneak Peek - Day 2

Hello! It's day 2 of our Inky Impressions sneak peeks... I'm having so much fun with these new images! You're going to love them too, I just know it! :) You can see more sneak peeks today at the following blogs...
Come HOP with Us!

There will be even more sneaks of the new releases tomorrow! I'll post them in the morning. Then on Saturday we will be having a BLOG HOP starting on Nicole's blog! It's gonna be boot-scootin, rootin-tootin FUN for all, so hope to see y'all there!! =0)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sneak Peeks & Blog Candy

Come see the Sneak Peeks!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Have you heard? Inky Impressions is releasing a bunch of new stamps this weekend!! You can start seeing sneak peeks TODAY at the following Inkettes' blogs:

I will be having a little sneak peek of my own right here at Ink Something tomorrow morning! In order to see ALL the super cute stamps and our whole cards, please join us for a fun BLOG HOP this Saturday!!

Don't forget to enter Nicole's BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!


Monday, September 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Heidi!

It's Heidi's birthday at Simon Says Stamp!! This week's challenge is a sketch by Iris, and to help celebrate, SSS is giving away a FAB prize to one random player!! How awesome!!
Happy Birthday, Heidi!!
Well, I admit that this is my first time entering over at Simon Says Stamp, but I didn't do it for a prize... I am entering because we're celebrating Heidi... a wonderful and very generous person. She has sponsored many challenge blogs out there including SSCC! (She will be an upcoming sponsor of Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog! ) and her DT would love to see at least 200 entries for her birthday challenge! So if you're looking for a challenge, you should try this sketch and wish her a Happy Birthday! =0)

Most Supplies used are from KL Stampin' N Scrappin' - Remember coupon code SAVE5, which means you get $5 OFF your order of $30 or more. Kelly's just added some EXTREMELY CUTE new Magnolias for preorder, and there's also others on sale...up to 35% oFF!

Stamps: Tilda with Ice Cream (Magnolia), (sentiment is computer generated)
Paper: Lime Rickey (Basic Grey)
Cuttlebug Folders: Spots N Dots, Swiss Dots
Punches: SU! Scallop Border & both sizes ovals, 1/8" hole punch, Martha Stewart Branch punch, Oval Nesties

Sunday, September 06, 2009

SSC Challenge Number 3

...hey, that rhymes, lol =0) Happy Sunday! It's my turn to host this week's Scripture Challenge over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges, and I hope you'll like this challenge as much as last weeks'? In any case, we have a fabulous new sponsor who's giving a $20 voucher to her new store, McMahon Five Designs. Sue has a variety of things in store including flowers, digi images to download, wooden papers, envy-lopes and more! I was drawn to her store by the unique wood papers... these are not just designer paper made to look like wood, they are actual thinly cut pieces of wood in many different kinds of wood. In fact, her website just got a "Facelift"! Go check it out!!

She also has a blog and offers some fantastic tutorials like how to watercolor digi-images!! I personally used her technique on this cute turtle and it SAVED me! I tried to do this before but since my only medium for coloring is watercolor, I failed miserably. But with her tutorial it worked like a charm! Thanks Sue!! =0)

Okay, on to my cards. I chose to do a Back to School theme this week. After this, please hop on over to our Challenge Blog to read the scripture for today and to see what the other Stampin' Design Sisters have made!

Okay, I came up with this saying and thought it was totally cute! Especially considering some turtles are "Snapping" turtles... and the fact that my 9 and 10 years old girls are now saying that (thanks to the Disney channel!) and if you read today's verse and my challenge, it's about encouraging our children (or teachers)... so I had to laugh at the thought that this card is actually encouraging my kids to make silly excuses to their teachers at school! LOL. What a great example I'm setting huh?! BUT... I can laugh, because I KNOW that they would never actually use this as an excuse! Also, my daughter's 4th grade teacher has a turtle for a classroom pet, so this was perfect for her! :)

And my next card uses Story Time Sophia, my August SOTM club stamp from Paper Pretties! I followed their sketch challenge this week. This winner gets a $15 GC to their store, so my sister and I both participated. It was amazing how much our cards ended up alike! We both used the same stamp, and the same Nesties! Hers is better though and I really hope she wins it this week! (you can see her card on our SSC Challenge Blog). This is perfect for my oldest daughter--she loves to read! This inside sentiment says, "A good book is like a good friend... the best part is on the inside!"

Hope you'll play along with us this week! Remember that our challenges can be used in combination with ANY other challenges you are doing... we just ask that you mention and link to us in your post! :) THANKS!