Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Son, Jeremy!!!

Ok, so his birthday isn't until April 13th......but actually having a card done this much ahead of time makes me super happy :) I used this super cool monster image from The Digi Shack. This week, Toni gave us a sketch challenge, that I am passing on to you to try, using this sketch:

I used Copics for the base colors, then shaded and highlighted with my Prisma pencils....I love my markers and pencils!!! Keep your eyes peeled for some NEW IMAGES from The Digi Shack in the very near future!!! But in the mean time, head on over and see what cool images she is offering now :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Soggy Tuesday...

I am just about finished building my ark.....OY!!!! We have just been pummeled with rain the last two days. Today was absolutely horrendous though!!! Thank goodness it's not cold enough for snow otherwise we would probably be buried!!! It may be rainy out there, but on here it's SUNSHINE TUESDAY!!!!! Take a look at this 'tweet' little bird :) He can be found, along with a few other adorable feathered friends, over at Sunshine's Stamps Now if that isn't enough to get you over about a free image? That's right...head on over there to see what image she is giving away for FREE!!! As for this little blue dude, I used my typical technique on him......base colored with Copics, then highlighted and shaded with my Prisma pencils. At least he is Springy looking....even if the weather outside isn't.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Digi Shack Wednesday Challenge...

This week, Toni gave us a really fun challenge. It was to design a 'non typical' size card. I am SO guilty of sticking to the normal size cards, so I was very excited to make this one!! I folded a piece of card stock in half, placed a Spellbinders die on the fold and ran it through my Sizzix. This gave me such a cute mini card. Then I simply took the next size down of the same die and cute out this adorable image from Digi Shack. Snail Mail...LOL....boy isn't that the truth in this day and age of technology!!! When you get a chance, head on over to the Digi Shack and take a peak at the wonderful images Toni has to offer!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunshine's Tuesday

Yep, it's Tuesday and it's time to show you all another great image from Sunshine's Stamps . Today I want to introduce to you  "Who's The Bunny", one of the newest additions to the Sunshine family! If you think she is cute, you have to go take a look at all her friends for this Spring/Easter!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday challenge for Digi Shack

Ahhh...I think I have totally recovered from my trip to AZ!! Boy it sure is hard getting back into the swing of things after you have been gone for a week!! My first official 'ok,, back to work now' card is the Wednesday Challenge for the Digi Shack. Our challenge this week was to make a card with the focal point being green. And speaking of green....HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY. I'm soooooooooo not Irish, but hey, it's a holiday right?? I'm not a huge green fan...but I just LOVE I put a bit of that in there too!! If you get the chance, go on over to the Digi Shack and look this little guy up. While you are there, take a look at all the wonderful images she has to won't be disappointed!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Today kicks off the Grand Re-opening of the Digi Shack....can I get a woot-woot?? If you are not familiar with the Digishack then you are in for a real treat!! In honor of her re-opening, we are having a Spring Blog Hop. The Blog Hop starts HERE

 I am CHALLENGING you to create something fun! All you need to do is create a PASTEL COLORED card, using four pastel colors and the same layout as I used on my card. Post your link to it in the comments section below, along with your email address and I will send you for FREE, on behalf of The Digi Shack, the adorable bunny image posted below (not the one in the card, you can get that one for doing Marlene's Challenge when you get to it).... just for participating! (If you had already created a card with the criteria I just posted, by all means use that one and you get a free pass!)

The order for The Digi-Shack Spring Blog Hop is below, in case you get lost! You should have arrived here from Carlie's blog. Your next stop is Christy's blog. If you haven't arrived from Carlie's blog, then you need to go HERE to start Go check out what they're offering in terms of inspiration and prizes!

Christina (you are HERE now)

On your marks.....get set.....HOP to it!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps

As March Guest Designer for Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps, I had to challenge myself on this card. I chose to do a card with no image to color. WHAT??? Me? Not color? I know, right? Amongst other products, PPRS has a great assortment of sentiments and transparencies. The transparency on this one actually comes off of one of their "Fall/Halloween"  ATC sets found here. On this card, I combined the two to make a pretty focal point to the card. Keep a watch out for more cards using their sentiments :) In the mean time, go take a look at their site to see all the goodies they offer!! I apologize for the poor quality of the image. I took the pictures then sent the cards out to Nicole before checking to make sure I got a good picture of them. 

Ahhhhhh....tis almost St. Patty's Day...

As we start the month of March, I look forward to SPRING!!! It has to be right around the corner.....right??? I have had just about enough of this white stuff. Oh, don't get me wrong, the first snowfall is wonderful. So pretty, so serene, a beautiful act of Mother Nature. Then comes along the second....ok....I can handle watching this beautiful white stuff fall from the sky again. After that, all bets are off...I'm My kids have been off more days because of said white stuff then they have off for Spring break!!! OY!! On a good note, my tush is heading out to sunny Arizona on Wednesday to visit my sister for 8 long WARM days!! While I'm gone.....take some time and go visit Sunshine's Stamps, where you can find the lucky "Sean O'Hare". Maybe he will bring us an early Spring :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

2 Cute Rubber Stamps...

As I told ya'll earlier, I am the March Guest Designer for 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. I just can't get enough of these cute images!!! For my first card, I chose to use their Happy Crabby digi stamp. Psssstttt......want to know how you can get this adorable little guy for free? Check out their first challenge here. Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of the post for the rules of the challenge and instructions on getting this adorable little guy yourself. Check out the awesome samples made by their talented DT! And if you think he is cute, take a gander at the other images they offer. The owner, Heidi shows you her sketches on her blog here, and wow, are they great!! Hope you all try the challenge. Have fun and good luck!!!