Saturday, October 31

Let's Get STUFFED!

I KNOW, I KNOW, it is Halloween, and I am showing you a TURKEY! 

Can't help it!  I just had to use this adorable new turkey by Whimsie Doodles when I saw the latest sketch for The Sweet Stop challenge this week!  I thought that this paper by SUP and this turkey would look so cute together!  See the detail of the turkey below:

I am not really sure what colors a turkey really is; I guess I could have googled, to be accurate, but I liked these colors, they coordinated with my papers, and that is WAY more important than being accurate, right?  LOL!  This image (along with cute sentiment) will be released tomorrow at WHIMSIE DOODLES

Be sure to take some time to play along with this week's SWEET STOP SKETCH SSS28!  This is a fun business sized card (mine is 3 3/4 x 9) and could easily be changed to a Christmas theme!  This size card is perfect for stuffing moolah in for the holidays to those grandkids!  Make it easy on yourself and send them money and make THEM go out and fight the holiday shoppers!  HAHA!

OH, and Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30

More SNEAK PEEKS and a chance to win!!

This SNIPPET of a SneakPeek is over at the WHIMSIE DOODLES BLOG!  If you guess what it is (and even if you are wrong! LOL!) you will be entered to win a free digi!  GO HERE to enter your guess!!!

Enjoy Halloween's EVE!

November Issue is coming of SheetLoad of Cards!!

Make sure to head on over to SheetLoad of Cards to see sneak peeks from the upcoming issue.

But before we jump into November '09, don't forget about the fabulous October '09 issue, sponsored by DRS Designs!! You still have time to enter the Show Us Your SheetLoad challenge for chances to win gift certificates from the sponsor!!


Thursday, October 29

Whimsie Doodle Sneak Peek!!

As promised, here's the sneakpeek!  Does it look 'grinchy' to you, too???  Melyssa is coming out with adorable sets of digi stamps in just a couple of days!  Be sure to check out the Whimsie Doodles BLOG from today until November 1st to see more sneakpeeks of the new sets being released on Sunday!!  If you comment on her blog you may just win your very own new digi-release!

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, October 28

It's Pumpkin Time for a Challenge!

That 'title' was like the "BEFORE & AFTER" on Wheel of Fortune! LOL!  Today is Wednesday, which means a new challenge over at the Whimsie Doodles Paper Craft Planet Group!  This week's challenge is PUMPKINS!  So, I used one of these adorable, yet earlier, images of Melyssa's called Cat & Friends available HERE.  Also I used a Halloween Button Sentiment that you can find HERE!

I am still reverting back to this same My Mind's Eye paper set that I just can't seem to get enough of!  Someone stop me PLEASE!!!!!! LOL!  I used the SC251 from SplitCoastStampers for this card, too, although it wasn't for a square card, I tweeked it a bit.  Hope you take some time out to stamp and join me again tomorrow!

I have a sneak peek of a new stamp that is being released on November 1st!  Can anyone say 'HOLIDAY-ISH'?  Or is that even a word?  HA!  Well, check back, it is a cute card, at least I HOPE you think it is!

See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 27

Get your own Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps 'Sunbeams'!

Come Meet the Sunbeams at SNSS!

Happy 2nd Birthday,
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating its 2nd year in business next month and they have oodles of fun in store to make it a birthday to remember!!!  They are introducing a precious new line of stamps called "The Sunbeams"!  The Sunbeams were named after the song, "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam." It is SNSS's hope that these little children will remind you of the precious sunbeams in YOUR life!

This new line consists of 4 characters: Emma, Luke, Owen & Caitlyn. Every few months SNSS will release a new series with a different theme. Each series will only be available for a limited time! Our first series is called Birthday Party in honor of their 2nd birthday :).

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will be offering the whole set as a preorder starting November 1st through November 15th. The cost will be $20 for the Birthday Party Bundle. Once the preorders ship mid-November, they will sell the images individually, however when they are gone, they are gone! So get them while you can!!

CLICK HERE to get more info on how to get your own set of SUNBEAMS!


Monday, October 26

Sisterhood of the TRAVELING WHIMSIE

Whimsie, our traveling turtle, 
wants to see the world with YOU!

Beginning yesterday and lasting through November 25th, we would love for you to visit the Whimsie Doodles website, and download your picture of Whimsie, all decked out in her tourist gear. This is just something fun that we DT members have dubbed “Sisterhood of the Traveling Whimsie”, and what we’re doing is taking pictures of Whimsie with us, doing all kinds of things around the globe! Our DT is spread out over three different countries (and there are only 8 of us!), so we thought it would be fun to see just where our little Whimsie could go, and what kind of things she could do in a month.

You can upload your pictures to our special album on Flickr here:, or on our Whimsie Doodles page at Paper Craft Planet. (Or both if you are feeling ambitious).

Check back in a couple of days to see where Whimsie has gone with me so far!

Enjoy Your Day!

Sunday, October 25

Fight Like a GIRL!

Head on over to the SheetLoad blog today and find out how to win the adorable image above.

This digital stamp set is called 'Hope Fights' and was created by Melyssa of Whimsie Doodles, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SheetLoad will be giving out four (4) free sets and you have until Monday at Midnight to get your name in the drawing.

Good luck!

PS: You can see more of Melyssa's digi creations at her Whimsie Doodles site and tons of artistic inspiration in the gallery, too!  AND you can see my card of HOPE by clicking HERE or scrolling down!

Saturday, October 24

The Sweet Stop SSS27 Sketch Challenge begins NOW!

Here's my take on the latest Sweet Stop Sketch challenge shown below.  I love these papers, they look so happy with all of the flowers, dots and stripes, perfect for a birthday card!  The cupcake image and button sentiment are by WHIMSIE DOODLES, from a set called Yummy Doodles.  I used copics for coloring of course and dotted the sprinkles with some stickles, but you can't really get the full effect in the picture, unfortunately!

I hope you play along with this fun sketch at THE SWEET STOP!  Make sure you Mr. Linky up your creation to the blog post there so we call all see your take on the sketch!  When you upload to any galleries, be sure to put SSS27 in the keyword box!! 

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 23

Hope Fights FREE DIGI in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Melyssa, owner and designer for Whimsie Doodles has created a new digistamp and sentiment set to help support breast cancer research!

Her name is Hope Fights, and we think she represents the pink ribbon campaign in a fantastic way!  Hope Fights is temporarily up for grabs for FREE!!  Just from today (October 21st) through Friday (October 23rd) you can download her for FREE on the Whimsie Doodles website.  Melyssa has decided to share her for free for a couple of days so that we can get as many people to participate as possible!  After Friday, Melyssa will add Hope Fights to her online store for regular purchase, but with each Hope Fights purchase, ALL PROCEEDS will go to Breast Cancer Research!!

Hope Fights is also being featured for our Whimsie Wednesday challenge WWC3 at Paper Craft Planet today and for the following week. We would love to see what you create using Hope Fights on Paper Craft Planet and also post it on your personal blogs, too, to help spread the word!

Today is also SKETCH CHALLENGE DAY on the Whimsie Blog. Share your creation based on the Whimsie Doodles Sketch by linking it up to our BLOG and you'll be entered to win a free digi of your choice! If you're like us, you like to combine challenges, so feel free to combine your Hope image with the sketch challenge, like I did above!!!  Use WDS03 when uploading to any galleries and you have one week from today (8pm eastern) to get in as many creations as you wish to submit!

So go download Hope NOW, let your scrappin' friends in on the free digi today!!!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, October 22

Free Digi Thursday!

Once again it is FREE-DIGI-THURSDAY at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  Be sure to CLICK HERE to see which digi is up for grabs today!   

You may also want to take advantage of the Whimsie Doodles FREE DIGI, too!  It's available for free until Friday.  After that, there will be a purchase price with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research!  CLICK HERE to see it!

Now, go download 'em, print 'em out and start creating!!

Oh, and don't forget to tell your friends, too!

Tuesday, October 20


I finally updated my SplitCoastStampers GALLERY!  If you are bored and have nothin' better to do, or just really don't want to work on that work-report yet, you know the one your boss is expecting on his desk in about an hour, you can cruise on over HERE and see all of my cards together in one place!

See you in the morning for something special!!

Simple, Special, Stunning

It is time for the October edition of Simple Special Stunning at the SheetLoad of Cards blog, featuring samples by Katie Skiff.

Each month one of our artists will share three different cards that use the current layout. Each card is a "step up" from the previous one, but they are all fabulous. It is a good way to show how SheetLoad is geared toward papercrafters of all levels.

Here are some sneak peeks to whet your appetite...

Go see the full issue at SHEETLOAD OF CARDS TODAY!

Monday, October 19

Send Riley a card, why don't ya!?


Found this POST HERE by Tamara Bennett through a paper-crafters-group I subscribe to.  If you would like to help this little Riley Philpot who is suffering from returning-cancer, please send a 'get well' card to her at the address below.  This is such a small deed we can do for a most deserving sweetie!

Riley's wish is to have the mailman dump a bag of get well at her door when she returns!

Here is her name and address:

Riley Philpot
206 Slaney Loop
Winterville, N.C. 28590

Have a great Tuesday!

Whimsie Doodles WWC2 Challenge!

Good Afternoon!  Here's another Halloween inspired card I made earlier yesterday for Whimsie Doodles' Paper Craft Planet group Challenge #2!  We had to color in our images without our trusty COPICS that we all seem to use in coloring in our designs and backgrounds.

Well, I used this cute little bat image that you can find HERE on the WhimsieDoodles website, and colored it in using my Stampin' Up markers.  These are water-based markers, not alcohol based like Copics, so they don't color in as well as I personal like, but they did okay!  The background was made by using my Stampin' Up! pastels (or chalks) in a variety of blues and greens.  The papers are from Basic Grey's Periphery line and a row of dark silver brads finishes it at bottom.

Why don't you head on over to the Whimsie Doodles PAPER CRAFT PLANET group and join!  You can chat with other Whimsie Doodles fans and share ideas and techniques and your creations, too!

Enjoy the rest of your day and I will see you soon!

Saturday, October 17

SSS26 The Sweet Stop Sketch with a SPIN!

Does this 'wittle' guy look familiar to you??  HAHA!  That's right, it is Mr. BooBerry in the flesh, er, uh, in spirit! HAHA!

This week's SSS26 Sweet Stop Sketch is to create a card with some type of recycling involved!  Well, being that it is Halloween and all, I just couldn't resist re-using BooBerry off the back of the cereal box.  Now, granted, I had to finish off the cereal INSIDE the box FIRST to be able to use the box, but that was just a sacrifice I had to make to get this card done on time, lol!  The witch, haunted house and other stamp images are by SUP from a set I just can't put my finger on right now.  I think it is retired anyways, so you can't purchase it even if you wanted to.  Well, then again, if you checked out ebay it could be there. Anyhoo...

You can see the Sweet Stop Sketch HERE that we were to follow, or at least in my case, be 'inspired by'.  I really enjoyed this challenge, it was really, well, CHALLENGING!  I hope you play along with this week's challenge and don't forget to recycle something!  Could be a used piece of lace, some buttons, ribbons, or last week I suggested bronzer (you know, the make up kind) to give your card a shimmer! HAHA!

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, October 16

DRS Designs !!

It is time for the monthly Sponsor Spotlight at SheetLoad of Cards!! This month's featured company is DRS Designs; the sponsor for the October '09 issue.

Head on over there today to find out more about the company, learn how you can enter to win DRS Designs Gift Certificates and find out about their special offer for SheetLoad readers.

See you all tomorrow with the Sweet Stop Sketch SSS26!

Whimsie Doodles Blog Hop WINNER!

CARRIE is the winner of the GHOUL FRIENDS digi set!  My dear daughter picked the number 39..... So, Carrie you are the winner!  Melyssa at Whimsie Doodles already knows and I gave her your blog info, but you may still need to email her your personal email address and READ HER POST to receive your digi link! 


Thursday, October 15

It's a Whimsie Doodles BLOG HOP Debut Day!!!

ETA: This blog hop and Blog Candy is now closed...
WINNER announcement coming soon!


If you just so happen to be stumbling across my blog for the first time today, BOY, did you get lucky!  Today is a WHIMSIE DOODLES Blog Hop and yet another Debut Day!  Not only is Melyssa releasing a new batch of Digi images in her STORE HERE, but Melyssa and the Doodlelicious Designers are also hosting a BLOG HOP DAY with a MEGA GIVE-AWAY!!

Each member of the Doodlelicious Design Team is giving away a digi set on their personal blogs!  Just leave a comment on each of the Designer's Blog Hop post {like my post here} and you will be entered to win the set that they are showcasing! 

IF you are actually hopping on purpose and did NOT just stumble across my blog today, then you should have come here by way of MELYSSA'S BLOG.  When you are finished here on my blog, keep hopping along to NIKKI'S BLOG to see what fabulous creation she has come up with for your viewing pleasure! 

When you are finished commenting on ALL of the designer's blogs, be sure to go to the WHIMSIE DOODLES BLOG and leave a comment there to be entered to win THE MEGA BLOG CANDY!

If your name is drawn you will win EVERY DIGITAL STAMP in the entire WHIMSIE DOODLES STORE!  That's right, hundreds of images all for your taking!  FREE!  Now that is what I call a MEGA BLOG CANDY!

Here on my post, I am giving you a chance to win this digi set called GHOUL FRIENDS.  Isn't it cute?  Aw, cute little mice dressed up as ghosts for Halloween, too cute!  I used a business-size card for my Ghouly Cute card! The paper is by SUP and of course I used my Copics to color the image in.  I LOVE my Copics, you know!  You have until midnight eastern time to be eligible to win!

Here's the list of the other designers to HOP to in case you get lost!  Don't forget to leave them EACH some love and leave your final comment on the Whimsie Doodles Blog!!

Nicole Anderson {You are here!}
Good Luck!

OH!  I almost forgot! 

 When you are finished hopping and leaving comments on everyone's blogs, be sure to see the
NEW website  
 with a FULLY STOCKED creative gallery,
Doodlelicious Designer's Bio's

easy to find, categorized, digital images

Wednesday, October 14

Free Digi Thursday is TOMORROW!!

Here's a quickie post to remind you about the Free-Digi-Thursday at SWEET 'N SASSY STAMPS tomorrow!  The Whimsie Doodles' Blog Hop is taking center stage tomorrow, but I didn't want you to forget about FREE DIGI THURSDAY!!  CLICK HERE on Thursday to see what Korin is giving away this week!

See you tomorrow at THE HOP!


Don't forget that TOMORROW is our Whimsie Doodles BLOG HOP featuring some brand spankin' new digi images and the chance to win ALL OF THE DIGITAL IMAGES in the ENTIRE Whimsie Doodles STORE!  YEP!  ALLLLLLLL OF THEM!

Tune in tomorrow bright and early, it is going to be a fabulous blog hop with ALL of the Doodlelicious Designers giving away digis on their blogs, too! 

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 13

Wayne Frasier Anderson

Sorry, nothing crafty today.  My hubby's Grandpa past away over the weekend and we are up north spending time with family.  Visitation was last evening and the funeral is today.  We will be headed back this afternoon so we can get the kids ready for school tomorrow.

Grandpa wasn't my Grandpa by blood, obviously, but he surely was a kind man with a genuine heart of gold.  Even when I met Grandpa when Scott and I were just dating, I knew that he had accepted me into his family with open arms.  He didn't mind that I had been married before, divorced, had a child already.  He just loved me for me.  Such a sweet smile, too.  One that just made everything else seem so unimportant.  When he smiled at you, you felt good.  You felt loved.  You felt appreciated.  At least that is how he made me feel.

Grandpa loved my kids, too.  All of them, even Josh, who is obviously not a blood-related Anderson like my other three.  He always asked about Josh when we went to visit Grandma and Grandpa at their home, but left Josh behind to spend the weekend with his father, my ex-husband.  He cared for all of us equally, a true man of God.  He is in a better place now and is at peace.  And for that, I am so grateful.  My husband saw him about two weeks ago when he was in their area for business and stopped in on him.  He said his health was poor and knew it was coming.  Doesn't make it any easier though. 

He took his last breaths in the night where he had lived since marrying Grandma.  He raised his family of three boys and one girl there in that home.  From his four children, came 15 grandchildren and over 21 great-grandchildren (more on the way!).  I am sure he would say that he was happy with his life.  And that it was a full one.  Tons of friends and family always happy to see him; either in town, at church, out on the farm.  He was a great man, one that I am better to have known and to have had in my life, what little I did have.

On that note, please say a prayer for Grandma Ruth.  She's a tough cookie, and I am sure she's going to do just fine on her own.  She's an active gal, even being in her 80's, but still the initial change will be difficult for her, I would think.  So, keep her in your thoughts and pray for the family, too.  I would appreciate it.

Blessings to you and YOURS, too!

Monday, October 12


Here's a little sneaky peek for what is coming up on Thursday!  This is one of Whimsie Doodles' new sets debuting on Thursday, called Go Figure!!  I gave you a close-up shot of the girl so you could see how fun she was to color!  I love her hair and her skating outfit is OH SO CUTE! 

I love new digi images!  They make my Copics SING!  And, just wait until you see the new ones on Thursday, they are adorable!!  Oh, and don't forget, on top of Debut Day, we are incorporating a Whimsie Doodles' BLOG HOP, TOO!!!

You will have a chance to win Free Digis off of the Doodlelicious Design Teams' blogs and also a chance to win all of the Whimsie Doodles digital stamps in the Whimsie Doodles STORE HERE!! WOOHOO!

Mark it on your calendar so you don't forget!  {Be sure to scroll down and see last night's post about Whimsie Doodles being on PaperCraftPlanet!  I posted it rather late, so I don't want you to miss reading the post!}

Have a great MONDAY!

Sunday, October 11

Whimsie Doodles is on Paper Craft Planet!

Whimsie Doodles has their own PaperCraftPlanet group for those Whimsie Doodles FANS out there!  CLICK HERE to see the group and join!  This new group just got started, but already has its' first challenge posted!  You can go to the WD-PCP group for inspiration, support, design tips, technique ideas and to participate in challenges, too!!    We'd love to see your Whimsie creations in the gallery, too!  So go check it out!  It is totally free to join, too!  So why not give it a try??

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, October 10

SSS25 Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge is UP!

I finally had the opportunity to create a new card!  Using the SWEET STOP SKETCH SSS25 and some WHIMSIE DOODLES digi images, I put this card together last Thursday evening.  The papers are by SUP, coloring is COPICs and the pearls are by Kaiser Scrapbook.  {Note to self: Get more of those pearls, they are fantastic!} 

The Whimsie Doodles' gingerbread digi image and sentiment are available in a set HERE that comes with two other images and two more additional sentiments, just for $4.99!  All resizeable, and reusable!  I LOVE ME SOME AWESOME DIGI'S!  Be sure to play along again this week with The Sweet Stop's sketch challenge and Mr. Linky up your card so we can check them all out!

OH, and a teeny reminder that this next Thursday is a Debut Day for more Whimsie Doodles images and also a BLOG HOP TOO, where one lucky winner is going to win the ENTIRE collection of Whimsie Doodles digital images from the store!  And there will also be a winner at each of the Doodlelicious Design Team's blogs, too!  So don't miss it!!

Have a great day!

Friday, October 9

Give SheetLoad a 'SHOUT OUT' and WIN!!!

Would you like to win a gift certificate to DRS Designs' online store?! Make sure to check out October's 'Shout Out to SheetLoad' challenge over on the SheetLoad of Cards blog.

Thursday, October 8


Don't forget to snatch up your FREE DIGI at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps today!  It is a one time only deal, so be sure to go now to SNSS to get it!  Simply click on the image and right-click to save it on your computer!  Just so easy.  For you newbies to digital stamps, there are some basic lessons on using digital stamps on THIS PAGE HERE just above the freebie for the day! 

I am headed to finish up the re-organization of my craft room and to get some cards finished, too.... so there should be more coming up soon!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 6

Wanna see Whimsie in RUBBAH?

Melyssa, the owner/designer extraordinaire of WHIMSIE DOODLES, is wondering which digi images you like BEST in her STORE HERE!  It sounds like she is contemplating making them into rubber!  List your top three sets HERE ON THIS POST!  AND you will be in the running to win a digi set of your choice!


Get Well Cards for Riley...

Found this POST HERE by Tamara Bennett through a paper-crafters-group I subscribe to.  If you would like to help this little Riley Philpot who is suffering from returning-cancer, please send a 'get well' card to her at the address below.  This is such a small deed we can do for a most deserving sweetie!

Riley's wish is to have the mailman dump a bag of get well at her door when she returns!

Here is her name and address:

Riley Philpot
206 Slaney Loop
Winterville, N.C. 28590

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, October 5

Get Ready for a BLOG HOP!

Whimsie Doodles is holding a BLOG HOP on October 15th!  Now, I should tell you.... this is NO ordinary BLOG HOP!  NO!  Not only will you be able to win a digi stamp set from each blog of the Design Team, but you will also be in the running to win ONE OF EACH DIGI IMAGE in the entire Whimsie Doodles STORE HERE!  That's right!  Hundreds of images are going to be up for grabs on October 15th!

So, go mark it on your calendar now!!  More details to come as the day approaches, but for now, just put it on your calendar so you not only can get a chance to win some freebies, but also be inspired by the Doodlelicious Design Team of WHIMSIE DOODLES

OH, and you know what I am going to do?  I am going to sweeten the deal!  IF YOU GRAB the badge below and put it in the sidebar of your blog (LINK IT TO WHIMSIE DOODLES HERE) I will put your name in TWICE to win the digi set that I will be showcasing on the 15th!  Leave a comment on this post to let me know that you grabbed the badge so I can put your name down TWICE for my drawing on the 15th!!!


Saturday, October 3

Shine Your LIGHT & A SALE!

Have I told you lately that I LOOOOVE my Copic Markers???? I KNOW! I am sorry that is all that you see on here anymore! I just can't help but color things with them! I took this wonderful stamp of a lighthouse by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps {CLICK HERE TO SEE IT}, colored it with Copics and then cropped it down to size. This card is based on THE SWEET STOP sketch #SSS24, my first sketch submission for this sketch blog that I am a designer for until March or so!! (YEA!)

Be sure to see ALL of the designers' cards not only at The Sweet Stop but on their blogs {listed in my sidebar} as well! There may be more details of their cards on their personal blogs... Just like mine here above shows a detailed picture of the lower half of my card. I took a sparkly gel pen and outlined the swirls and birds on the white patterned paper of my card. Just to give it a special touch! If you have time, hop on over to The Sweet Stop and play along with the sketch!
Hope you have a great weekend!
ETA: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a special sale in honor of WORLD CARD MAKING DAY! In addition to their already LOW prices, you can take an additional 15% OFF your order by using the coupon code of: WCMD !
So take advantage of this today!!
The details on my card: Retired SUP papers, Spellbinders Nestibilities for rectangle and scalloped rectangle, Martha Stewart ribbon, Close to Cocoa brown cardstock by SUP!

Friday, October 2

Medical Update

This is mainly for family that lives far from us.... my surgery went fine today. If you want to catch up about this, CLICK HERE!

Actually the screw-removal went MORE than fine! I am walking without the boot already, cautiously, of course. AND I have only had to take a HALF of a pain med! I am already feeling 90% better than the last 8 weeks, let alone the last 6 months! So, those thoughts and prayers worked! Praise Jesus!

By looking at the 2" screws, it makes me wonder if they were just too big for my ankle and that was my problem with them protruding too far out the exit-side. Sorry for the visual there...

ANYHOO, I am WAY more positive in my attitude now and have a ZEST for life that I haven't felt in over 6 months since this began in April! Let's hear another "PRAISE JESUS"!

And to help you understand further, I even went downstairs a couple of time to get puppy food, do a load of laundry and THEN even went and took the not-so-small puppy out to potty; all this without discomfort! That tells ya I am on the mend, right?! I can't wait to get the okay to start exercising again, even if it is just 3 minutes a day of walking! I go back on the 12th for a check-up....

That's all for now! I will keep you updated about it here and there. THANKS to everyone for their emails, PM's and phonecalls, they are so appreciated right now, you have NO idea!

Check back around midnight for my new card using THE SWEET STOP's new sketch challenge! It is one you surely that will get you inspired, so you won't want to miss it! Check out the rest of my fellow designer's cards today, too, at The Sweet Stop! There's some great artwork there!

Have a super weekend!

The Sweet Stop Challenge SSS23

Did you see the latest sketch {SSS23} at The Sweet Stop yet? Well, here's my take on the sketch! CLICK HERE to see it and play along! I used last week's SNSS THURSDAY FREEBIE DIGI to make my card! I hope you all take advantage of Korin's digi-generosity each Thursday, ESPECIALLY if you haven't taken the digi-plunge! Freebie digis are an awesome way to 'try before you buy' so head back to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps on Thursday and see the new freebie digi and try it out!!

This was my last post as a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Guest Designer! I want to take a moment to thank Korin and Sandy and all of you wonderful ladies who have visited me here on my blog and made me feel so welcome and a part of the SNSS family! I had a wonderful time and wish I had shared more cards with you, but the days just aren't long enough!

However, I won't have to stop here! In case you missed the earlier post, I have been honored to have been asked to be a part of the first SWEET STOP Sugar Babies Design Team! I am uber excited to have been given such a wonderful opportunity to keep working with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! AND I really hope to see you all over at THE SWEET STOP each week sharing YOUR wonderful version on the sketch! You could just end up being a monthly guest designer, too! SO why not play along!?! Tomorrow I will show you my version of the next sketch, so come back!

Check in tomorrow for the newest sketch, SSS24!!

Card details: Retired SUP DSPaper, Copics for coloring, dew drops by Robin's Nest, leaf stamp from Autumn Blessings stamp set, Stickles on the flowers, Sketch #SSS23 by The Sweet Stop

"Show Us Your SheetLoad"

Since many of you will be celebrating World Card Making Day tomorrow, SheetLoad of Cards is putting out their monthly "Show Us Your SheetLoad" challenge a bit early this month...

Head on over to the SheetLoad blog today and find out how you can win one of the following prizes from their October '09 sponsor, DRS Designs!

Grand Prize:

Runner Up:

Thursday, October 1

Today's DEBUT DAY!

WHIMSIE DOODLES has released these three UBER CUTE digital stamps today!! Make sure you go to the STORE HERE to see these and the entire collection of the Whimsie Doodles line! See my previous posts using the Mummy and WitchyGirl! I LOVE these images, they are just too cute!

Wish me luck on my surgery tomorrow! I hope that this is the cure-all to my ankle-woes! OH, hey, did I mention that those digi's above are just $2.50 each?? I KNOW! HOW AWESOME! Be sure to put October 15th on your calendar.... can't tell ya why, but you won't want to miss it!
Have a great day!

Newest SheetLoad issue is available NOW!

It is time for a new issue of SheetLoad of Cards!! The October '09 issue is ready for download at the SheetLoad blog.

This issue was sponsored by DRS Designs and features a fabulous sketch by Ann. We were lucky enough to have Cathy, the DRS Designs DT Coordinator, and some of their fabulous DT members join us in the issue.
Make sure to check out the eZine or the top of the blog for DRS Designs' ad... they have a special offer for SheetLoad readers!

Enjoy your new issue of SheetLoad!