Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Card Sketches

If you read my blog regularly, you're probably used to seeing the Sweet Sketch Wednesday here. I've stepped down from SSW to pursue other interests, but be sure to keep visiting the SSW site for more of Arlana's fun sketches. While you're there, leave the DT some love - I know they love to read your comments!

If you're on the lookout for more sketches (I know that I always am), be sure to visit the PaperWorksCo blog every Sunday for another great sketch from Peg. Every Sunday there's a sketch as well as a card sample featuring great stamps & products from the PaperWorksCo store. On Monday, there is a second card sample just to give you another take on the same sketch. During the month of July, I will be providing the Monday sample card, so be sure to check it out here and on the PWCO blog! I'd love to see you. :)

If you haven't checked out the PWCO blog recently, you missed my Free For All (FFA) Tuesday card:

Isn't he a fun stamp? I just love the Aqua Amigos series. I have a few more on order and can't wait for them to get here!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wonder & Joy

This card has some of my favorite elements - TAC's "Wonder and Joy" stamp set, TAC's More Mimi cardstock and my favorite color combo, pink and brown!

Supplies: Wonder and Joy stamp set, greeting (retired), More Mimi Cardstock, brown and kraft cardstocks, Bazzill Red-Violet cardstock (retired), Copics, Nestabilities Label 1 die, Palette Noir ink, pink ribbon (Michaels), flower (Prima) and flat-backed pearl (Michaels). All supplies from TAC unless other wise noted.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!!

It's time to announce my blog candy winner from the PaperWorks Co June release Blog Hop. And the winner is

{drumroll please}....


Jodi, please email me ( with your address and I will send your blog candy out to you. Here's a sneak peek at the goodies that Jodie won:

Be sure to stop by the PaperWorks Co blog tomorrow to see my Tuesday FFA (Free For All) post. You'll have a whale of a good time! (hint! hint!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

TAC News

One of the reasons I decided to step down from the SSW team was to devote more time to my business as a demonstrator with The Angel Company (TAC). It's perfect timing as the new catalog is due to come out any day.

Sneak peeks have been popping up here and there, including this snippet from the company's TAC in Touch blog:
If you'd like to see a sample card made with set, check out Barb Foster's beautiful vintage Hope card.

Check back for more sneak peeks!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


This will be a bittersweet Sweet Sketch Wednesday for me! After being part of Arlana's wonderful SSW team for almost a year, I'm stepping down to pursue other crafting adventures. This will be my final posting as part of the SSW team, although I plan on stopping by and participating in their sketch challenges from time to time. Good-bye to Arlana and the rest of the SSW team. They are all very sweet ladies, indeed!

Now, on to this week's card! Our SSW sponsor this week is Shirley's 2 Girls. First up, the sketch:

For my card, I used the fun "Gracie".

I don't know why, but I pictured Gracie as a redhead, right from the start. She was a little too young to be a Red Hatter, so I made her into a Pink Hatter (a younger member of the Red Hatter club). She was a lot of fun to work with!

OK, you've seen the sketch and my sample card. Now, head on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to check out the rest of the design team's cards. Play along with us and you have a chance at winning a great prize from Shirley's 2 Girls!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

PWCO Release Day

The big day is here! There's a fresh new batch of Zach and Zoe stamps available at the PaperWorks Co store! Here she is in her big "blogworld" debut - Zoe the Gymnast:

stamps: Zoe the Gymnast (PWCO), star stamp (PWCO)
paper: Euphoria dp (Basic Grey), green and burgundy Bazzill cardstock, lavender Prism cardstock,
other: Copic markers, buttons (Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves), ribbon, pop dots

If you've arrived here from Bella's blog, then you have came to the right place. If you just started on this hop please start at the PWCO main blog. Here are all the stops along the blog hop:

Please go to Danielle's blog to continue your blog hop. Have fun checking out all the great samples from our design team members!

What's a blog hop without some blog CANDY? :) Here are the goodies that are up for grabs. All you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment and, if you're not already a follower, become a follower of my blog. (That way you'll know about the next fun PWCO release!)

And if some candy wasn't enough, Peggy is offering some really sweet deals! All stamps are 10% off through Monday! Purchase the bundle, and get the bonus stamps FREE! (I like FREE!)

Be sure to check back in a few days to see if you're my lucky winner!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yay! It's another Blog Hop!

I've got another blog hop coming up.... This time it's for PaperWorks Co and we're celebrating a new release of Zach and Zoe stamps on Saturday. Be sure to swing by the PaperWorks Co blog Saturday and participate in the blog hop for a chance at some great new stamps!

We have a winner!

Everyone who participated in the blog hop last week, leaving comments and joining the DT blogs, was entered into a drawing for some free digital images. The winner from my blog is:


Congratulations, Ann! Just e-mail Arlana at

SSW 54 - KLM Designs

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Katy at KLM Digi Stamps. Katy is offering our lucky winner this gorgeous Crocus Image:
Katy provided the SSW design team with this cute umbrella image, perfect for baby showers, wedding showers or just plain ol' spring showers! :)

As an added bonus, Katy has also donated a free digi image for SSW fans. So, be sure to head on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to get your own free KLM digi stamp! Then, check out the sketch and the rest of the design team's cards. Play along for your chance to win that pretty crocus image!

Monday, June 14, 2010


As promised, here's another card featuring the new DSB Woodland Cuties release as well as some of the My Minds Eye paper stack (a Hobby Lobby find). I love this stack because the papers look slightly distressed/aged, which saves me from having to ink the edges myself. These days, anything that helps me get my cards done faster is a good thing! Sketches help a lot with that, too. This card is based on sketch SC246 from the SplitCoastStampers site:

The button is a "souvenir" from a recent trip to St. Louis. After dropping my mom and sister off at the airport (they've been visiting), my youngest daughter, Ali, and I headed off to visit the zoo and then do some "city" shopping. My best Archiver's find was a bag of buttons from Autumn Leaves - A Rhonna Christmas. The button looks sort of peachy in this photo but the buttons are all pretty pinks, blues and greens. I can't wait for things to settle down so that I can play with my new buttons some more. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Woodland Cuties

After a hectic few days of work, visiting family and various celebrations (1 graduation, 1 birthday, 1 familly get together), I finally found time to play with some of my favorite new goodies - the Simply Delightful paper stack from My Minds Eye and the June release from DigiStamp Boutique - Woodland Cuties. For my card, I chose the new Eddie image:

I really love this new paper stack. The soft earthy tones work great with animal images! Check back this week for more cards featuring this paper stack and more Woodland Cuties!

Did you check out the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog hop yesterday? If not, you need to play along for a chance for some great prizes, including digital stamps from DigiStamp Boutique!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Anniversary Blog Hop

Are you ready for some fun? Yes!!!  It’s our one year anniversary. We are so happy to have you join us in the fun. Yes, it’s been one year since Sweet Sketch Wednesday arrived in Blogland.  It’s hard to believe as the year has passed by so quickly.  Thanks to all of our dedicated players and followers and to the best Design Team ever.  Come on and let’s have some sweet fun.

So, pull up a chair, grab a refreshment of your choice and join us in Sweet Sketch Wednesday’s Anniversary Blog Hop.  Digi Stamp Boutique is our main sponsor  Since it was our anniversary we decided to ask our past sponsors (Inktegrity, Bugaboo Stamps, Prairie Fairy Designs, Fresh Brewed Designs, Busy Beauties Boutique, Bee Crafty, Soft Pencil Digital Stamps, Delicious Doodles, My Grafico and The Stamping Boutique) and we were overwhelmed with their support to celebrate. They will also be adding their prize to this fabulous week.  The winning images will be awarded at the end of the Blog Hop.  Let’s get hopping!!! for this celebration…offering 12 prizes in all.

First, here's this week's Blog Hop sketch:

Here's my card using the adorable Martha from DigiStamp Boutique:

Isn't she a sweetie? I used my DCWV Citrust Stack papers - I love the fun, bright colors! I had a lot of fun combining Primas to make matching flower accents. :) The tag is made with my Nestabililties (I love that set of dies!) and the greeting is a stamp from The Angel Company. It fits so perfectly on this tag!

Here are the rules of the contest for a chance to win:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team blogs and become a follower.

2. Comment on DigiStamp Boutique blog and become a follower.

3. Return to Sweet Sketch Wednesday after you have completed the blog hop and leave a comment and become a follower.

4. By doing this, you will have a chance to win an image or images from Digi Stamp Boutique. That means you will have 12 chances to win a prize.

5. After participating in the Anniversary Hop, create a card with the Anniversary Hop Sketch or create an altered item. Then post it on Mr. Linky. Completing all five steps will qualify you for the grand prize on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog.

Let’s Begin!

Head on over to Arlana’s blog and see her gorgeous card. Then hop on over to the next blog and so forth in order to see all of our DT’s fabulous creations. The next Design Team name will be posted on each blog so that you will be able to follow from one blog to the next. i.e: From here hop to Melissa’s blog.

Remember to follow the rules above.

Happy hopping and thanks for joining us for our One Year Anniversary Celebration. Hoping to see your creations too….Hop to it!





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Friday, June 4, 2010

Big News!

I'm official as of today, so now I can share. :) I've accepted a position on the design team for PaperWorks Co, a stamping/scrapbooking online store based in Canada. I'm so excited to join Peggy's team! Here's my "intro" card which I posted on the PaperWorks blog today.

These ducks are part of an exclusive Rachel Anne Miller line that you can only get at PaperWorks Co. Check out the rest of the set here: PWCO/RAM Exclusive stamps.

Other supplies: blue & green cardstock by Bazzill (PWCO), orange cardstock (DCWV), Copic markers, SU! corner punch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

SSW52 - Digi Doodle Shop

Hi! Welcome to another Sweet Sketch Wednesday! This week’s sketch is sponsored by Judy of the Digi Doodle Shop.

For my card, I used this adorable image, Spring Time Bunnies:

Aw, aren't they just too sweet? I colored them in using Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The dp is from DCWV's Citrus Stack. I just love that paper stack! The colors go so well with the daffodils, too.

Want to see some great cards? Hop on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog to check out the other design team members’ cards.  Then join us in trying out this week’s sketch for a chance to win a great prize from the Digi Doodle Shop!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Furry Friends

It's here! The June release at DigiStamp Boutique is full of fun & furry friends! It's called Woodland Pals. Go check Woodie, Eddie, Jasper & Oliver as well as their musical Birdie friends!