Monday, November 30

SheetLoad of Cards SneakPeeks!

Do ya wanna see a few more SNEAK PEEKS of the December issue of SHEETLOAD OF CARDS??

YEAH?  Are you sure? 
Of course you are!!

CLICK HERE to see a great preview of tomorrow's release!  THEN come back tomorrow to see the full issue in its entirety!!


.... butt look big?

Good MONDAY Morning!!!!  WOW, the Thanksgiving Holiday has past and Christmas is JUST around the corner!  You know what that means, don't you?  YEP, Christmas DECOR!!!  And there's nothing like hanging a wreath on the ol' BUM, like Paulie the Bear above! HAHAHA!

Isn't he cute??  I would love to think that my butt looks big because of my clothes or something else that I put on my body!  Yeahhhhh, that's it.... it's not me, it's my clothes! LOL!!!!!!!! 

This image by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps can be found HERE at their store, for a mere $2.81, INCLUDING the sentiment!  Gotta love those digi images, versatile and storage free, except for a few megabytes on the ol' computer harddrive! 

Well, I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday!  My family and I did, too, with my sister and her family and our parents in Tennessee.  The actual driving leaves something to be desired, but really, it was worth it to let my kiddos see their extended family and my Josh (college-kid!) was there, too, so it was great!  God blessed us with safe travels, great food that my sister prepared for all 12 of us and fun times playing some new card games!!  GOD is GOOD!

{OH, I nearly forgot!  My card: Basic Grey papers (Dasher); Copics for coloring (entering this in the PINK ELEPHANT weekly #43 challenge and MOJO MONDAY's sketch #115 challenge today!!), variety of buttons with metallic elastic SUP cording, and Nestibilities for scalloped and regular circles!}

Check back in later today to see another post! 

Have a great morning!

Sunday, November 29

OBVIOUS SneakPeek!

Well, is this as obvious as I think it is???  Are you LOL?  OH MY, just wait until December 1st to see this card in its entirety!!  FUN-NAY!!!!!!  Melyssa comes up with the BEST images, let me tell you!  AND this next WHIMSIE DOODLES release is NO exception, she's a genius!  Mark December FIRST on your calendar, you don't want to miss it!

See you LATER!

Saturday, November 28

The Sweet Stop SSS32 Challenge!

HAPPY SATURDAY!!!  Can you believe that Thanksgiving is OVER?? I just can't believe it!  My cutie of a card is for this week's Sweet Stop Sketch challenge SSS32!  CLICK HERE to see the rest of the SUGARBABIES (designers) take on the sketch!  I think Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' sketch blog is the best sketch blog!  I seriously have found it so much easier to make cards with their sketches!  Maybe I shouldn't say easier.... but FASTER!  And if you know me, OH MY, it usually takes me FOREVAH to crank out just one card!! 

My card is using some retired Stampin UP! papers, dewdrops by Robin's Nest, organza ribbon by, nestibilities for squares and scallops, oval diecuts by SUP punches, and the image is from Whimsie Doodles, called KISSMAS GINGER, isn't she cute holding that little mistletoe?!  I didn't know that gingerbread cookies had little 'bums' on them either, haha!  I made my cookie into a chocolate one!  Well, I had to match the color of the papers, you know!! 

I hope you share your take on the sketch and Mr. Linky it up to the SWEET STOP's BLOG HERE!!  I would love to see what you make; I always check them out!!

Come back tomorrow for a sneaky peek of some new digi's coming out next week!  If you figure out what it is, I am sure you will be laughing OUT LOUD!!! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, November 27

SheetLoad of Cards ~ SneakPeek

Are you feeling overly-stuffed and slower than molasses for all that you put yourself through yesterday!?  Yeah, me too, but isn't it worth it??  HA!  I sincerely hope your Thanksgiving was full of fun times and you made some memories that will last a lifetime!

Here's a little sneaky peek of an item I made for SHEETLOAD OF CARDS next December issue coming out on December 1st!!  Gotta be sure to check this issue out!  It is crammed with creativity and craftsmanship by nearly all of the designers of SheetLoad AND I even made the COVER! WOOHOO!! 

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 26

Happy Pumpkin Pie Day!


Did you get any pumpkin pie eaten for me yet?? I mean, I LOVE ME SOME PUMPKIN PIE!!!!!!  EXTRA whipped cream, PLEASE!!  HaHa!  I do want to take a moment to say that I am very thankful that you stop by and check in on me and my creations now and then OR for some of you, EVERY DAY!!  I know that you don't always comment, but I know you are dropping in because of my 'feed' and my number counter!  I love seeing that roll over about 100 times a day, that is so neat!  I just wish you would comment more!  I am kinda feeling stalked, HAHAHAHAAAAA!  No, just kidding!  If I commented on everyone's blog that I checked out I would get NOTHING done all day and never leave my chair!  Well, THANK YOU again!  I am grateful to have made so many cyber friends, you all are the BEST!!

AND, I can't let today go by without showing you these new digi images that are being released today at SWEET 'N SASSY STAMPS.  There are also two sentiment sets that go with them, but I will make you go to the STORE HERE to see them!  HeeHee!!

The first one is called COCOA'S MITTENS....

And this one is called FEEL BETTER PAULIE...

Aren't they both so sweet?  I didn't have time to make a card with either of these before Thanksgiving, just to much prepping going on!  But, I am sure I will get to these soon!  The little Paulie would be cute to give to someone suffering with those nasty colds or worse yet, H1N1!! 

Pop on over to SWEET 'N SASSY STAMPS to get you these digi stamps!  Don't forget how versatile they are, you can resize them to any size you need and storing them in your computer takes the bulk out of your craft room's shelves!  Gotta love that!  Oh, and don't forget that today is FREEBIE THURSDAY, too, so go see HERE what Korin has left us to grab for free today!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

Wednesday, November 25

Whimsie Doodles PCP Challenge!!

Howdy, Peeps!  Sorry about my absence yesterday!  Thanksgiving prepping took me away!!  Let me introduce to you my Snoman Muffin Topper!  Isn't he cute??  You can find him HERE at the Whimsie Doodles' website!  This card is for today's Whimsie Doodles' PCP THANKS challenge that you can FIND HERE!  Join in and play along!  If you haven't joined PaperCraftPlanet, you should!  There is so much sharing of crafty ideas and the gals are all so great!  Go take a look when you have some spare time!

My card may look difficult, but all it is, is a 4 1/4" square card turned on the diagonal and clipped short on two corners (which would be the top right and bottom left of a regular opened card) to allow the ribbon to set nicely... see pictures below to better understand what I mean....

Papers are retired SUP papers called Western Sky and I used my Copics for Coloring, scallops by Spellbinders Nestibilities, ribbon is by, I believe.  {Click on pics to enlarge to see details}

Stop in tomorrow to see some new digi's in between your turkey and pumpkin pie!  If you are busy, don't worry, it's not like these posts self destruct after 24 hours, they will always be here when you get done taking your afternoon Thanksgiving NAP! LOL!  I hope you get to enjoy the next few days with family and friends!  I get to and, BOY, I am so thankful for it!

Back tomorrow!

Monday, November 23

Winter WIshes

Good Morning!!  Where did the weekend GO?  OH MY!  I had a wonderful weekend with my son who is in college.  He decided to come home this weekend and spend some time with us!  And in just three short days I will see him again!  WOW, talk about being blessed!  I am so thankful to be able to spend even MORE time with him later this week for Thanksgiving! 

This Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps digi image is called WINTER WISHES and is so sweet!  The sentiment is from another SNSS digi set called SHEPHERD BOY, I love the font, don't you?  I will be showcasing the Shepherd Boy set soon, too!  Anyhoo, my card above is a bit on the simple side, but I intentionally did that to showcase the focal image because it is just so sweet!  {Side Note: paper is retired and by Stampin' UP!; Copics for coloring, Spellbinders Nestibilities and Stampin' UP! punches for ovals and ribbon by Hobby Lobby; CLICK on pic for details}   Come back tomorrow for something new!

Have a great DAY!

Sunday, November 22

Something to Celebrate!

And BOY DO I have something to tell you about that will make you want to celebrate!  (BUT FIRST, my card: SUP retired papers, ribbon from HobbyLobby and the image and sentiment are from the PARTY MONSTER WHIMSIE DOODLES SET!)

Ok, so here's the exciting news!!!!!!   Whimsie Doodles is searching for an additional DOODLELICIOUS Guest Designer for December!  All you have to do to be considered is take part in the Whimsie Doodles challenge on PaperCraftPlanet HERE!  If you participate in the challenge, you will be considered to be the Guest Designer for the Full month of December!  HOW exciting is that??  CLICK HERE to see the details to play along!  OH, DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT THIS TUESDAY!!!!!!!!!!! AGK!  I KNOW!  So, pop on over and get creative today!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, November 21


I try to keep my personal life on this blog to a minimum anymore, since I know you are mostly coming to see something crafty on here; AND also because I promote two companies products, too!  But, I just had to share this with you.

This is my cousin who left for Afghanistan on Wednesday.  Just heartwrenching, isn't it?  Please pray for him and his family, including his pregnant wife.  I don't think that this is helping my creative mojo much, sorry guys. 

Exciting news tomorrow!

Sweet Stop Challenge Saturday!

Does this card look familiar?  Well, it should!  I just showcased this card last Sunday during Whimsie Doodle's Debut Day!  I was sneaky, though!  I used this week's THE SWEET STOP SKETCH BLOG challenge for these images.  Be sure to click to enlarge and get the details! 

Part of the Sketch challenge was to SEW or use STITCHING in some way.  SO, I whipped out the sewing machine and I actually STITCHED on this one, shock shock!  I do enjoy the added texture of the stitching, so I may just have to do this more often!

The paper is by Basic Grey, the Figgy Pudding line and the ovals are nestibilites and the long punch is by SUP.  I Copic colored in Whimsie the turtle and added some eyelets and ribbons up at the right side

Go to the Whimsie Doodles website HERE to purchase and see more items in the gallery!  And be sure to take time out and play along with this week's SWEET STOP SKETCH!  You could just end up being the next monthly guest designer just by playing along!

Josh is home this weekend, so I better run and spend some time with him before he leaves me tomorrow already!!!!!!!  Thanks for dropping in!

Have a Sweet Saturday!

Friday, November 20

One Sketch, from Simple to Special to STUNNING!

It is time for the November edition of Simple Special Stunning at the SheetLoad of Cards blog, featuring samples by Ann Seleshanko.

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...

Thursday, November 19

PCP DIGI DAY with SNSS and FreebieSSS!

Just a little friendly reminder of today's Sweet 'n Sassy's FREEBIE Digi Give-Away TODAY ONLY!  CLICK HERE to go get it!
AND, on top of that.... today is Sweet 'n Sassy's DIGI DAY at Paper Craft Planet, too!  There will be freebie digi's and challenges, too!  SO, you don't want to miss out on that!  It starts at 8am today and goes until 9pm tonight!  So, CLICK HERE to see what all the excitement is about over at Paper Craft Planet!

OH, one more thing, SNSS released a few more digi sets today, too!  See them below!  And CLICK HERE to go to the store to purchase! 

Hope to see you at Paper Craft Planet!  Play along with the challenge and you will get a freebie digi!!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 18

Another oldie but goodie!

I made this card last year for SheetLoad of card's December ISSUE YOU CAN SEE HERE.  It was a fancy folded type of card and immediately I KNEW what I wanted to create with it.  Shame is that I can't find it now!  I would like to think that I gave it to someone special at Christmas, but usually cards like these I tend to hold on to them for inspiration!  SO, if you got it sent to you, consider yourself EXTRA special! LOL!

I am still working on deadlines and other things that I can't show you yet, so I thought I would show you this fabuloso card, one of my favorites from last year!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 17


No card today, sorry.  I'm busy working ahead to have things ready for you to see over Thanksgiving so I don't have to 'work' over the holiday weekend!  SO, today is a personal post!  So, I might as well show you my Wonderwoman and my boys who were Transformers were Halloween!  Hope you enjoyed it!

Back tomorrow with something new!

Monday, November 16

Another Whimsie New Release!

Good Morning!  Uh, did you see the Colts game last night!?  Oh my goodness!  We are 9-0 baby!   It was most exciting right up to the end and the look on Tom Brady's face was priceless!  Kinda felt sorry for that cute guy!  I have never been a HUUUUUUUGE fan of football, but I might end up being one this season!

Anyhoo, this is another card using a newly released stamp image by WHIMSIE DOODLES and the sentiment is from another set of sentiments, aptly called Sweet Sentiments.  I gotta run and get the kids up and take the cat to the vet this morning, so if you have any questions, just leave a comment!  Same papers, copics for coloring and nestibilities for diecutting as my last Whimsie post, and that's pretty much it!

Enjoy your Monday!
I bet Peyton Manning will!

Sunday, November 15

Whimsie Doodles Debut Day

Good Morning!!!!!!!  Today is another lovely WHIMSIE DOODLES DEBUT DAY!!!!  Here I am showcasing just one of the newly released images!  Click on it to enlarge and get the details!  I actually STITCHED on this one, shock shock!  I hardly ever sew on my cards, but think I am going to sew more often, it really added a nice detail.  I actually cropped off part of the Whimsie image in my card, he is actually wearing santa boots with fur to match his hat, so be sure to check out the website to see the entire image, it's really TWEET!

The paper is by Basic Grey, the Figgy Pudding line and the ovals are nestibilites and the long punch is by SUP.  I Copic colored in Whimsie the turtle and added some eyelets and ribbons up at the right.  You HAVE to go HERE and see the Whimsie Doodles BLOG to see a bunch of wonderful other cards and other creations by my fellow Doodlelicious designers!  They have such talent!!  Be sure to check out each of their blogs in my sidebar!

Go to the Whimsie Doodles website HERE to purchase and see more items in the gallery! 

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

Saturday, November 14

SSS30 Sweet Stop Challenge!

 Good Morning!  Today is another Sweet Stop Sketch Day!  Here's my take on SSS30!  CLICK HERE to see the sketch that we were to be inspired by!  I used a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps digi image and sentiment you can find HERE and some retired SUP paper in lighter hues of blues and greens to make this a serene Christmas card.  Copic coloring, and punches by SUP.

CLICK on over to The Sweet Stop Sketch blog to see more of the designer's creations on this sketch, they are awesome!!  AND, if you remember, if you play along with the challenge you will then be considered to be a guest designer for the Sweet Stop for the entire month!! 

Come back tomorrow to be a part of Whimsie Doodles Debut Day! 

Enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, November 13

Have One Ginger Good Day!!!

It's Friday the 13th!


I hope that nothing 'horrible' happens today for you or ME!  HAHA!  These Whimsie Doodles Gingerbread people are just the sweetest! LOL!  Get it?  Sweet?  Cookie?  HAHA!  Ok, that is lame, but I am really worn out from this week, it has been a dooooozy!

You can see these digi gingerbread cookies with ornaments HERE at the Whimsie Doodles website.  The papers are again some old Wild Asparagus papers I have been hoarding, just in case I were to pick up the actual act of scrapbooking my children.  BUT, since it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon, I might as well dive in and make a nice card out of them!  This is a 5x7 card, embellished with prima flowers and silver button brads.  The scallop rectangle is a nestiblity of course, and the coloring was done with my Copic Sketch markers.  Can you believe that I actually found myself looking for colors that I didn't have?  And I already have so many!  Now, that is sad!

Well, I am off to wrap up some new creations for Whimsie Doodles Debut Day on Sunday!  So be sure to check in after church and see what 'sweet' creations Melyssa and the Whimsie Doodles designers have come up with this time!

See you soon!

Thursday, November 12

New Releases and a Reminder

It is FREEBIE DIGI DAY!!!!!  Every Thursday Korin lavishes us with a freebie digi!  These are great for those newbie-digi crafters out there that just aren't too sure about going digitial!  Give it a whirl, it is FREE and if you are like me and love to color, you will be hooked right away! HAHA!  So CLICK HERE to see what digi is up for grabs today!

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps also released new stamp sets today (CLICK HERE for the direct link to the clear stamp sets called the SUNBEAMS) .  You can buy the SUNBEAMS individually, but I gave you the link to all four sets that you can purchase together with a little discount.  OH, and there are TWO new digi images today, too!  You can see those below!  SO CLICK HERE to see what all the excitement is about!

Enjoy your day!

I have a busy one ahead of me, so I better SCAT!

Wednesday, November 11

Archived Christmas Card

Morning!  Well, first let me give a SHOUT OUT to my BROTHER IN LAW, JIM!  He saved my computer from a virus, losing all pictures, digital downloads, everything, last night!!!!!  OMGOSH! 


And, after that happened I decided to go through some old cards to re-visit some old favorites to show you while I am working on my New Release Debut Day cards for WHIMSIE DOODLES on Sunday!  This card here is a SCS challenge card, TLC199 from back last December!  I love all the details of getting the points to be perfect and how I paper pieced the insides of the diamond shapes to make it look like a round ornament in the middle.  AH, but this is only one of a very small number of  'good' ones that I am willing to share.  My style has so changed since even last December!  LOL!

Well, I hope you enjoy this one until tomorrow!  Or maybe later today I will try to fancy up something new for you to see.  OH!  I nearly forgot!  Today is the next challenge at the WHIMSIE DOODLES PaperCraftPlanet groupCLICK HERE to see what is going on and how you can play along!  I haven't had time to work on my submission for this challenge yet, I had planned to do that last night, but the whole 'HELP!  My computer is about to BLOW UP!' happened and I couldn't get to it!  But I have until next Wednesday to get it in!  Thank Goodness it is a WEEK long challenge and not just a daily one!

I am headed to get an external hardware drive right after the kids go to school and start to put my mind at rest.  Last night was just too much drama for me to go through EVER again!

Blessings on your day!

Tuesday, November 10

Mo Manning, Pepsi and Eli

As promised, here is the card that I was talking about in my previous post.  I need a new camera.  If anyone just wants to buy me a new one because they like me that much, email me and I will send you my address!  I want a Canon Rebel, by the way.  LOL!  My camera does not take pictures of the color 'red' well at all!  It either ends up looking like bright orange finger paint or dulls the rest of the picture.  So, this is the best I could do.  Hopefully if you click on the picture, it will enlarge for you to see the details.

I colored grass all around them and then used my exacto knife to give it a 'grassy' scene.  Oh, and this was a real true test of coloring a 'black' something with my Copics.  My dog Pepsi is black, so I had to try to keep it real, but man, getting the highlights is hard, especially if you want to still be able to tell what it is you are coloring!  On Eli, I tried to wash out his denim a bit and gave him some dirty looking shoes and socks, because, honestly, that is how he normally is!  ANYHOO, I hope you enjoyed my card......
You can see the picture links on the previous post.

Oh!  I nearly forgot, I showed this to Eli this morning and he said he wants to give it to Pepsi for Christmas!  AW!!  I told him that we would take some pictures of them together and then put them inside the card and then get the card a frame.  A sorta-keepsake!  He liked that idea, he's such a softy!

I am off to work on more DT stuff and hopefully get the laundry all put away, that is a feat within itself!

Have a great day!

Don't fret.......

I do have many cards in the works, but not many I am allowed to show you!  There are a lot of new releases coming up and some regular stuff I am commited to, but can't show you yet, but..... don't fret because.....

I DO have a card for you today, but I need to take some pics of it. Ever hear of Mo Manning? Well, here's one that looks like my Eli and our dog, Pepsi. I sent her to a blog entry here in my blog and whether or not she actually did use THIS BLOG ENTRY as inspiration for the image she came up with HERE, I am unsure.... but boy, doesn't it look like my Eli and Pepsi?  And I think it is ironic that the stamp she came up with has baseballs in it, because according to the blog entry I sent her to, Eli had just broken his arm and was out of the baseball league for the rest of the season!  Hmmm.....

Just wait until you see the card! I am waiting for sunlight, then will post it!

Come back!

Monday, November 9

Noses 4 Sale!

Good Monday Morning, Everyone!  My weekend was less than eventful, unless you want to take into account all the creativity that was seaping out through my pores! LOL!  I had fun playing around in my craft room getting some cards made and also arranging my calendar for the next couple of weeks before Thanksgiving!  That's right, just a couple more weeks!  Can you believe it?  Maybe it IS because I am just "THAT" busy, or maybe it is because I am denial of how much I miss my oldest son at college.... Oh well, at least I am surviving and the days are going swiftly for me instead of crawling until I get to see him next time.  {Which by the way is in 16 days, 7 hours and 34 minutes or something like that, but who's counting, right??}

SO, on to my SnowLady!  Isn't this hilarious?  She's selling 'NOSES"?? HAHAHA!  I just giggled when I saw this image, so funny!  She's available from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps HERE and is also a part of their Paper Craft Planet Challenge #5 beginning today!  This week's challenge is to use a snowlady or snowman in your card or other crafty creation!  So I hope you take time out for yourself and play along!  CLICK HERE for details!

About my card, this card is using some old My Mind's Eye papers, a Martha Stewart border punch, some eyelets and ribbon I picked up here or there (forever ago) and the image is colored in using my trusty ol' Copic markers.  I love those things.  I still think that the almost 175 that I have are still NOT enough, and since I have some open slots in my Copic pen holders, I just may need to place an order soon!  HAHAHA!

Many blessings on your day today!

Sunday, November 8

Show Us Your SheetLoad and WIN!

Head on over to the SheetLoad of Cards blog to find out how you can enter to win the clear stamp set, shown below, in the November '09 Show Us Your SheetLoad contest!

Studio G - Series 37 - Bohemian - Clear Stamp Sets


Rachelle Anne Miller

It has recently come to my attention that I rarely "STAMP" anymore!  I mean, I do create cards, but I hardly EVAH use actual stamps!!  Trust me, there are positive reasons for this... because I love the versatility of digital stamps, to enlarge them, shrink them, and the storage (in your computer) can't be beat!  Not to mention that I love being a Doodlelicious Designer for Whimsie Doodles and I love being a guest designer for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' DIGI BLOG this month, too!

HOWEVER, I have really been neglecting my shelves upon shelves of rubber and clear stamps!  SO, from now on, I am going to take at least ONE DAY a week to create something with one of the many stamp sets I haven't even used yet!  HAHA!  Should take me two years to get through them all probably, LOL!!!

I have used this image before, by Rachelle Anne Miller, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it out!  So, I decided to take some time out for myself today and have some creative fun for me!  I love Rachelle's images, she has a neat flair for adding these little stars, dashes, twinkles and dots.  SO FUN!

I made this card for a family member who is expecting... the first one who POPS gets it.  I say that because I have FOUR people in my extended family that are preggers!  HAHA!  About my card, in case you were wondering... Papers are by FancyPants, I used Brilliance Graphite Black for stamping the kitty, and used Copics to color in.  I used Kaiser rhinestones and SUP's silver hardware piece with some ribbon I bought at Big Lots or somewhere!  Oh, and of course Spellbinder's Nestibilities for the large scallop flower and circle that the kitty is on!

Here's the detail on Rachelle's cutie patootie image, called Peek-A-Boo.  Isn't she talented?  What gets me is that the stamp actually gets the itty bittiest of dots and dashes!  Such attention to detail; and you know what I always say: "Love is in the details!"  Click on the pictures to enlarge, at least I THINK they are supposed to enlarge, sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.... haven't figured out the reasons for the differences of that yet!

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, November 7

The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS29


Here's my take on this Saturday's SWEET STOP Sketch SSS29, below!  I used a digi set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for this one.  When I saw the sketch, I thought of this set because of the verse at bottom.  I thought it would be a great way to highlight the verse with the image, too.  It was a pretty easy card to put together!  And, if you know me, Miss Takes-me-3-hours-to-finish-a-card.... you would know that putting something together quickly is quite a feat!!  I think the Sweet Stop's sketches are the best around!

I used some retired SUP paper and nestibilities for the top left square and circle at bottom.  Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and rhinestones are by KaiserScrapbook.  Head on over to the SWEET STOP HERE to see the rest of the designer's take on the sketch!  AND please consider playing along!  If you do, you are then put in the running to be next month's guest designer!  BUT you have to play to be considered!!  Go to the Sweet Stop's BLOG to get the details on that!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 6

Have an AXELent Day!!

Here's a soft, wintery card for you!  A rather simple card opposed to my normal style of layer upon layer of patterned papers, but I still think it came out quite nice!  Gotta love those Whimsie Doodles Images!  You can see this image and sentiment HERE at the Whimsie Doodles website!  Also be sure to check out the gallery for some added inspiration and sketch ideas!

Don't forget to play along with this week's challenge at PaperCraftPlanet!  Click HERE to see what is going on there!

I hope you have an AXELent Day!

Thursday, November 5

Shout Out and WIN!

Would you like to win some FREE stamps?!?! Of course you would. That is why this month at SheetLoad of Cards they are offering up the prize detailed below to one lucky winner in their Shout Out to SheetLoad challenge!!

In return for helping them get the word out about the November '09 issue, you will be entered to win the following...
Your Choice of Two (2) of the Clear Stamp Sets Shown Below!!!

Head on over to the SheetLoad Blog today for more details!!

SNSS Digi release and an SNR CHALLENGE DAY!

Get Ready, GIRLS!  Today is going to be ONE exciting day!!!!!!!  First Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is releasing two new digi sets!  First is a set of two reindeer (I am just showcasing one of the two reindeer here) and then there is a coordinating SENTIMENT set to go along with the REINDEER set!  I just love these reindeer!  They are so very cute and fun to color!  OH, and just wait until you see the other deer that has ornaments hanging from its antlers! SUPER SWEET!

Second, it is a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps DIGI DAY over at SNR!  {For those of you who don't know, SNR stands for Scrapbook News and Review magazine!  Don't feel bad IF you didn't know, I just found out about them myself!}  SNSS is going to be challenging you, too!  And within a challenge, of course, will be some PRIZES!  So be sure to CLICK HERE to see what is going on over at SNR today!  The first Thursday of every month is going to be a SNR-DIGI DAY for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, so you may just want to pencil that in on your calendar so you don't miss any of them!

And, finally THIRD... It is FREEBIE DIGI DAY!!!!!  Every Thursday Korin lavishes us with a freebie digi!  These are great for those newbie-digi crafters out there that just aren't too sure about going digitial!  Give it a whirl, it is FREE and if you are like me and love to color, you will be hooked right away! HAHA!  So CLICK HERE to see what digi is up for grabs today!

About my card above!  I used some retired SUP paper and my trusty ol' Cricut Expression to cut out a holly-border at left.  LOVE that provocraft cricut, I don't know why I don't use it more! But, I had to use it because (shh!!!!!) part of the challenge today at SNR is to use HOLLY in your card!  So I thought it would be fun to add a border or something special using the holly!  Back to the card... of course nestibilities for the circles and Copics for coloring.  The ribbon is by SUP also.  The card measures 5 1/2 square and will cost more to send in the mail, but you know what?  That will just make the recipient feel even more special, don't you think? HAHAHA!

Well, I hope you CLICK HERE on over to the SNR Challenge group and join SNSS for tons of fun, a few prizes and I bet a lot of chatting! 

Blessings on your day!

Wednesday, November 4

Whimsie Doodles PaperCraftPlanet Challenge #5

Whimsie Doodles at PaperCraftPlanet just posted their newest challenge today!  I guess my submission to it could have also been for last week's challenge using PUMPKIN in some way!  HAHA!  BUT, this week's challenge is to use two different Whimsie Doodles digi images from two different sets... together!  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  This is what is so great about Whimsie Doodles digi sets, they seriously ARE so versatile and can intermingle with each other so easily!

I used this slice of pie (which I hope it looks like a pumpkin seed on top of a slice of pumpking pie and not a pastry slit like you would put in a cherry pie!) from the GET STUFFED digi set (just $2.50 for the set of two images and an additional sentiment) and used this sentiment from the SWEET SENTIMENTS set.  I must mention that this is just one sentiment that is from a set of four which is at an unbelievable price of .99!  You get this sentiment and THREE MORE sentiments that have the word SWEET in them.  I think that is a steal, don't you?  I mean, you can re-use these, re-size these and there's NO LIMITATION on how you use them!  And for .99cents!!!

Head on over to the Whimsie Doodles BLOG HERE to see more creations by Melyssa, the owner and designer of Whimsie Doodles, and also other items designed by the Doodlelicious Design Team, too!  The Doodlelicious Designers personal blogs are all listed in my side bar at left if you would like to check them out, too!

Make it a SUPER DAY!

Tuesday, November 3

Where's Whimsie???

WHERE has WHIMSIE BEEN????  Well, he hasn't been too far from home, here in Jasper, Indiana!  I thought I would show you Whimsie taking a lawnmower ride with my Honey, getting a mustang trip through the yard with Isaac, watching TV with the Eli and KayLee and posing with little ol' me, just before making some more cards!!  HAHA! 

Whimsie Doodles would LOVE to see Whimsie in YOUR hometown, too!  Download WHIMSIE HERE, print him out and take a pic with him!!  Post your pictures on this THREAD HERE on PaperCraftPlanet, AND also on our FLICKER Group HERE!  We are calling this the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Whimsie"! 

The Doodlelicious design team of Whimsie Doodles are from all around the world, so we thought it would be fun to see Whimsie every place possible!!  I hope you join the Sisterhood and take Whimsie someplace soon!  OH, and NO, YOU personally do NOT have to be in the picture! LOL!  So, if you are a little camera-shy, don't despair, just take a picture of him some place you think is special!

Hope you join in on the FUN!

Monday, November 2

Guest Designing AGAIN!

Howdy, Peeps!  How was your Halloween??  Ours was exciting and full of transformers and wonder-woman antics!  It was fun, but well, I tell ya, I am GLAD it is November!  For more reasons than one!  First because that means pumpkin pie is just around the corner, seeing family, too, but also because it means that I am the NOVEMBER GUEST DESIGNER for the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps new DIGI BLOG!!  I will be posting some cards on their blog and also here on my blog on MONDAYs throughout November, so you can see some of their newly released digi's each Monday.

Sweet 'n Sassy's DIGI BLOG is brand spankin' new, so they asked me to Guest Design for them until they get the kinks worked out and also get their full Design Team together over the next month or so.  I was more than happy to oblige!  Working with Sandy and Korin is fun and I get to work with a fabulous bunch of women, too.  Oh, and if you are confused, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is also who is behind The SWEET STOP sketch blog that I design for, too!  Guess you could say, that is HOW they nabbed me for the DIGI Guest Designer gig! LOL!  I am more than happy to do it, keeps me craftin' ya know??

About my card... isn't this little Cocoa Mouse just the cutest??  There are also Three Sentiments HERE that coordinate with this image, too, so be sure to check those out in the store, too!  The paper is some retired paper by SUP and the ribbon is by Hobby Lobby.  Coloring is by Copic markers and the circle scallop punch is double layered with red in back.  Punch is by SUP as well.

Be sure to check back EVERYDAY!  But remember that Mondays will be showcasing a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps DIGI image for sure!

Edited to add: CLICK HERE to see Sweet 'n Sassy's PaperCraftPlanet group!  You can play along with this weeks challenge of using snowflakes in your card or other paper-creation!  Hope to see you there!

Have a great week!!