Saturday, February 20, 2010

I am a little late getting my post up for today. I guess it is better late than never, right?? I had to run to Walmart this morning to get a few things including ink for my printer.

Before I get onto my layout and card for the new challenges at Scrap and Stamp & Stamp, Scrap and Doodle I wanted to share the little cookies on a stick we made for Patrick's class for Valentine's. Well actually these are some we made for friends and family, the ones for the class had red m&ms for the nose. I ran out and decided to just go with what we had for the others. They turned out super cute and are not as large as the others we have made in the past! Everyone loved them and they we pretty simple to make...Really!! I tied them up in a little baggie.

It is time for a new challenge at Scrap and Stamp! Be sure to stop by to see what the rest of the design team came up with! It will be worth the trip!!! This week we have a wonderful sponsor who offered us a beautiful digital kit to play with. So the challenge is to use something digi on your traditional layout. Don't forget the stamp, it can be digi or traditional. One of the things we decided to do for the new year is tutorials. So we will be offering at least one a month and today is the day for our very first one! Lacey has written up a wonderful tutorial on using digi elements on traditional pages...just in time for you to play along with us! So please go and check it out and let us know what you think!

For my page I printed out some of the papers, flowers, and ribbon from the Pasionately Paisley kit (Stamping Dragon Designs), I also used a digi stamp (Penny) from Stamping Dragon Designs. After I added everything except for the alphas, stamp and picture I spritzed the entire thing with pink glimmer mist. I love glimmer mist!!! I added some stickles to the flower centers and Penny's tummy, bow and wings.

supplies: Bazzill cs, Stamping Dragon Designs papers, flowers and ribbon (Passionately Paisley digi kit) and digital image, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Three Bugs in a Rug alpha stickers, prizma colored pencils, stickles, sharpie

And at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle this week we have a "charming" challenge. Be sure to go and check out what the design team did. I have had this charm in my stash forever it is from the sewing department. I added stickles to the wings and shoes.
supplies: GCD pattern paper, Paperbilities cs, Prima flower, Ellaphantastic Cards and Crafts digi stamp, Blummenthal charm, Studio G stamp, ribbon, sharpie, prizma colored pencils, chalks chalk ink, stickles
I hope you will play along with both challenges. You have until Friday night at 11pm EST for both!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Blog Hop winners and OWOH winner

First I would like to say I am sorry I am late getting this post up but I haven't had phone/computer for most of this week.

I was so excited to get to join the magic carpet ride this year. I hopped along last year and loved meeting so many new people from all over the world. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to ride the carpet much this year with us all being sick but I will eventually visit everyone!

I am thrilled to have so many people visit my little blog on the www! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the sweet comments and the new followers! I promise to stop by from time to time to see how you are all doing.

Now on to the winner of my candy.....

~~Carol~~ said...
I would so love to win this giveaway! I haven't tried the Distress Inks yet, and I can't wait to give them a whirl. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

January 29, 2010 9:32 PM

Well now Carol you will get to use some distress inks!!

Also, the winner of my Scrap and Stamp "hop into love" candy is Star Rork

And the winner of my Stamp, Scrap and Doodle "love is in the air" candy is Scrappinmominky

Hey I said I was behind! Sorry about that!!
Congrats everyone please email me at and I get them out to you.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yesterday a new challenge was posted on both Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays as well as Scrap and Stamp! This week we have a fabulous sketch at both sites with a great prize up for grabs at both. Please stop by and see what all of the design team members did! They all just amaze me each and every week!
I am a day late getting my post up, sorry about that. I have spent the last 2 days out playing in the snow with Patrick! Yeah I said SNOW...LOL. That is something we never get in south AL. We actually got about 8 inches here. Which is a huge deal but I have to say we are now into day 3 of snow on the ground and I am ready for it to be gone! It will be gone today though it is starting to really warm up. So bless all of you that have to deal with it for months!! I will be posting some pics in the next few days!

Now on to this weeks challenges! Here is my page based on a PageMaps sketch for Scrap and Stamp. Lacey of Stamp and Create is sponsoring us this week. And we were lucky enough to get to work with some of the Wags 'n Whiskers new release stamps. The release party is going on now, so check it out!
I just wanted to use some of my fav pics of Patrick from last year, they just scream "Patrick". But now that I am looking at my page I kinda wish that I had put the title cluster below the strip of pp.
supplies: Heidi Grace paper (solid blue), GCD pp, alphas and diecuts, Prima flowers, Wags 'n Whiskers stamp ("Just for You"), sharpie, sakura glaze pen, prizma pencils and sansodor

At SSDS this week we have a sketch by Carlie. Do you want this image? Well you could win this one and 2 others from Tiddly Inks. Go to the SSDS blog to find out all the details! Also, we are still having our "hop into love" blog hop you have until midnight tonight!!!

Of course I didn't follow the sketch I promise to start using some other papers for awhile. I realized I have used these same BG boxer papers for about 2 weeks It s a small card really about 4.5 inches across. I just used a scrap of ribbon and popped the heart balloon up! Inside I stamped "I Love You"
supplies: Bazzill cs, Basic Grey pp, Tiddly Inks digi stamp, stickles, distress ink, Prizma colored pencils, sansodor, marker, Craft Mate stamp
I really hope you will join us for some fun this week! Be sure to check out both SSS and SSDS to join in the fun!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Love is in the Air" Blog Hop!!!!

Todays the day for our first ever blog hop at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle! We couldn't be more excited. Now if you just happened to stop by today, thank you! And I hope you will join in our little "love" hop!

You will be visiting all of the DT during the hop as well as our past DT members! We are so excited that they joined us for the fun! Of course there will be lots of prizes and RAK's along the way. I am so grateful to have such a fabulous design team!

The hop officially begins today, Friday, Feb. 12 at 10 am CST and will end Sunday, Feb. 14th at midnight CST. Hopefully you will get a lot of love inspiration along the hop!


Everyone created a beautiful card with this sketch from our very own Carlie! So much talent in that girl!!

Here is what I did with the sketch. Of course I deviated a bit!!

I used floral wire and tape to create the stem. I used some little leaves from some silk flowers and some silk flowers. I took a couple of them apart to create a smaller bloom as well as the bud.

supplies: Bazzill cs, Basic Grey pp, Wilton charm, Cosmo Cricket ribbon, floral wire and tape, flowers and leaves from the dollar store, Craft Smart stamp, distress ink
A simple stamped sentiment on the inside. I picked this one up at Michael's for $1 yesterday on the clearance rack

Now on to what you could win!!

The first prize will go to someone who comments on every blog.

This package contains Pebbles Inc goodies.
6 sheets of double sided pattern papers "Lil Miss Collection"
6 sheets of double sided pattern papers "Lil Buddy Collection"
6 sheets of stickers (3 from each collection)
3 packages of candy dots
3 sets of ribbon (5 rolls in each set)

The second prize will go to someone who completes the sketch and links it up to SSDS before the end of the hop on Sunday plus comments on each blog. Our very own Angie of Angie Cortes Designs has donates this {ippity} stamp set, "Straight from the Heart."

The third prize will go to a new follower of SSDS who also comments on each blog along the hop.

This one is a Canta pattern paper pack from GCD Studios.
It contains
10 designer papers
2 glitter papers
4 shimmer papers
2 diecut papers
6 foil papers
1 sheet of glitter alphas
1 sheet of diecuts

Now someone who comments here by the end of the hop will get a $10 gift certificate to my friend Sheila's store....Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream! You can find her shop HERE and her etsy shop HERE. If you are a follower you get 2 entries just be sure to let me know.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog!
Now you will hop over to Angie's.

Here is the hop order just in case you get lost along the way.

Regina Jones (
Angie Cortes (
Jennifer Kupiec (
Lisa Vaughan (
Diane Davies (
Cheri Graves ( )
Micki Harper (
Terri Scott (
Boni Boutelle-Jones (
Shana Tedrick (
Carlie Mays (
Rene' Bailey (

We hope you have a great little hop and get a little inspiration along the way. If you complete the sketch please link it back to SSDS before midnight CST on Sunday!!
Have a great weekend and a
Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Today is the day!!! We are having our first ever blog hop at Scrap and Stamp! We are super excited! If you just happened to stop by my blog today, thank you, but you should go to Scrap and Stamp to get all the info on the hop. If you are coming here from the Scrap and Stamp blog you are on the right track, thank you!

I want to say a huge thanks to my design team! They are the best I couldn't do it without them and their gorgeous creations!!

Now I love Scrap and Stamp because it makes me use my much loved stamps on my layouts. As stampers we all tend to use them on cards but not so much on our scrapbooks. Why is that exactly?? I don't really know. But they make for great embellishments that are cheap (well in the long run) and plentiful since we can use them over and over. And if you get creative you can give the same stamp several looks. We offer a new challenge every Saturday so I hope you will join in the fun.

On each blog you visit you will see a fabulous layout based on this sketch by our very own Pamela. So there will be lots of "love" inspiration this weekend!

Here is what I did with the sketch. It is a layout of me and my hubby! I kept it really simple. It seems to be the style I am stuck on right I used a gltter glaze pen on the arrow to give it a little sparkle. I love this stamp it comes with 3 different arrow heads so you have 3 different looks. You can find this stamp at Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream.

supplies: Basic Grey pp, Bazzill cs, Maya Road chipboard alphas, American Crafts chipboard "&", Making Memories rubons, paint and glaze paint, Recollections pearls, Wilton paper doilie, distress ink, Inique Boutique border stamp, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream arrow stamp.

There will be 3 huge prizes plus a few RAK's along the way. Here is the low down on the prizes and how you can win!!

The first prize drawn will be for someone who comments on each blog. It consists of this fabulous package donated byLacey of Stamp and Create
and a $5 gift certificate to Stamping Dragon Designs!!

This package contains a 12x12 Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper pack
1 Basic Grey Hearthrobe Clear Stamp Set
1 Wags and Whiskers "Steal a Kiss" rubber stamp
and $5 Gift Certificate to Stamping Dragon Designs
The second prize is for someone who comments on each blog and completes the sketch and links it back to Scrap and Stamp before midnight on Sunday.
This package contains...
4 each of 7 double sided Glitz Designs pattern papers
1 package of Glitz Designs pink and white flourish rubons
4 packages of Glitz Designs frosting

And the third prize pack will be for a new follower to Scrap and Stamp who also comments on all the blogs.
This package is a Tango kit from Studio Calico.
It contains...
4 Basic Grey pattern papers
1 sheet of Basic Grey alphas
1 package of Basic Grey woolies
1 package of Basic Grey rubons
1 package of Little Yellow Bicycle clear cuts
1 package of Making Memories pearl brads
1 Studio Calico acrylic stamp

I will be giving a $10 gift certificate to my friend Sheila's shop....Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream. You can find here site HERE or her etsy shop HERE! Winners will all be picked on Monday Feb 8th!
If you become a follower (or already are) of my little blog I will put your name in twice...just leave a second comment saying so.

So now you need to hop on over to Pamela's.

Here is the hop order just in case you get lost along the way....
Janette Padley (Stamping Dragon Designs) (