Friday, September 30, 2011

CCEE1139 and QFTD80 challenges

I love this set of stamps from Flourishes - it is entitled Zinnias.  I've seen some gorgeous cards stamped with these images.  This card is for the CCEE1139 challenge - to use a stamp, postcard, postmark, etc.  I used a Whimsy mini stamp and die and this particular one says "Best Wishes" and the postmark across says "for you".

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Flourishes Zinnias; Whimsy (Raindrop Echo) Mini Postage Stamps
Paper:  DP is unknown - I thought it was SU, but it isn't marked; Gina K Luxury 120 and SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Zinnias: Y38, 35, 23, 21; E35, 33, 31; Leaves: YG25, 23, 21; Pot:  YR18, 16, 14
Accessories:  Whimsy postage stamp die; Cheery Lynn die; Nesties scalloped circles and Nesties circle dies; SU popdots

Thanks for taking the time to stop by - your visits are appreciated!  Later gator!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


My sweet friend, Shirt, gave the challenge this week for the TSC0930 - which is to use blue, gold and white.  The reason I bought this set from SU is because I knew it would emboss perfectly - no matter the color. 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  SU Come to Bethlehem
Paper:  SU CS
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger gold embossing powder; Nesties fancy tag die and misc. sparkly gold ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek - later gator!

Mo's DP2 #102

Meet Bat Cat - another cute digi from Mo's DP2 shop.  The challenge this week is to use a "furry friend."  This is one of the first images I ever purchased from Mo's shop and, now, my list of Mo's digis in my directory is quite large - her images are adorable and addictive!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Bat Cat digi - Mo's DP2 Shop
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Matilda DP (love, love this paper for Halloween); Gina K Luxury 120 and SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Mask:  BG32, 11, 10, 000; Kitty: C5, 3, 1, 00, R30, 31; Eyes of Kitty:  YG07; Pumpkins:  YR15, 12, 00 and Y28
Accessories:  SU Scalloped ribbon - Pool Party; Nesties scalloped circle dies

Feeling better today - not quite so tired.  The doctor was right - he said by this week-end I would begin feeling more like myself (wait, is that bad or good - I have to think about that one - LOL)!

I think I will have one more upload this evening. Actually, the card is done, but then I took the pictures of it - and noticed that Bethlehem is headed up the hill - instead of sitting even in the cove - OVERS!!

Okay - later gator!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge 117

Floral fantasy is the challenge for this week at Squigglefly.  I used another darling Shy Bear image called Shy Bear Bouquet.  Still not feeling the best - but the image just makes me grin.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Shy Bear Bouquet - Squigglefly
Paper:  Memory Box Minuet DP; Gina K Luxury 120; SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Bear:  E35, 33, 31, R21 and 30; Flowers:  RV06, 04, 02, YG25, 23, 21 and YR31,12; Pot: B01, 00, 000
Accessories:  Nesties circle die; SU scalloped ribbon

I appreciate you stopping by.  Later gator!

There's Magic in the Air 09-26-2011

The challenge this week at Paper Cupcakes is to use 3 dies/punches.  I used Nesties label die 2xs and Nesties fancy label die 1x.  I chose one of the wonderful digis from Paper Cupcakes to use in the challenge this week - it's an amaryllis.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Amaryllis digi - Paper Cupcakes
Paper: Memory Box Gossamer DP; Gina K Luxury 120 and SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Amaryllis: R85, 83 and 81; Stem: YG 07, 05 and 03; Leaves: YG25, 23 and 21
Accessories:  Nesties label dies and Nesties fancy label die

Thanks so much for taking a look.  Later Gator!

Totally Stampalicious

The challenge this week at Totally Stampalicious is "wings." I thought this little cutie might work - I love her hat!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Angel digi - Bugaboo
Paper:  Memory Box Gossamer DP; Gina K Luxury 120; SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Angel dress/hat: Y02, 00, 000; Wings/shoes: YG07, 05 and 03; Hair: E55, 53 and 51; Skin: E21, 00, 000, R21 and 30
Flower:  R21
Accessories:  Nesties rectangle die; SU scalloped ribbon; Cheery Lynn leaves die

Thanks for looking.  Later gator.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wide Awake at 1:25 a.m.

Well, it's 1:25 a.m. CST - and I am wide awake.  I went to bed fairly early this evening - as I'm still not feel up to par, but a few minutes ago, woke up wide awake.  I was just over on SCS leaving a few comments.  This card is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday #165 challenge.  This week - it's tickle a teapotter - which means the teapotters exchange cards.  I wish I would start feeling better - I am really tired of this!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Retro 50's digi set - Pink Cat Studio
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics:  Skirt/Sweater collor:  R85, 83 and 81; Sweater:  C4, 2, 1 and 00; Saddle Oxfords:  E31, 00
Accessories:  Kaisercraft Pink Pearls; Really Reasonable pink ribbon; and SU pop dots

Okay - I am going to work a few Sodoku puzzles and hope I get tired.  I learned how to do theses puzzles while visiting with my sweet friend, Shirt.  Her kind and patient husband gave me lessons and I am now on puzzle #59 in my book of Sodoku puzzles.

Later gator!

Monday, September 26, 2011


I used the least embellished of the two sketches from Priscilla's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 123 this week - and made another Halloween card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Skeletal Candle Holder digi - Delicious Doodles - Stitchy Bear
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Matilda DP; SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Skeleton Candle Holder:  C3, 2, 1, 00; Candle:  V01, 000, 0000; Crown: V01, 000; Nails RV02
Accessories:  Nesties circle dies; SU pop dots

Thanks for taking a look - and later gator!

KKKGz Challenge #62 - Christmas in September

The challenge this week at Kenny K's is to make a Christmas card in September.  Kenny released some awesome new Christmas images on Sunday - this happy snowman is one of the new images.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Snowman digi - Kenny K's Downloads
Paper: Crate Paper Snow Day DP; SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Rim of snowman - BG10; Hat: C9, 7, 5, 00, G05, 03; Scarf/mittens/buttons: BG13, 11, 10; Nose: YR16, 15; Mouth: R21, 30
Accessories:  Glamour Dust on Rim of Snowman; SU Mica flakes on bottom of snowman; SU Pool Party scalloped ribbon;

Thanks for taking a peek today - later gator!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

One Stitch At A Time #81

The challenge this week at One Stitch At A Time is to use one of your favorite digis from their shop.  I've always loved this image - called Steampunk Fairy from Delicious Doodles at Stitchy Bear. 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Steampunk Fairy digi - Delicious Doodles - Stitchy Bear Stamps
Paper:  Prima's Fairy Flora DP; SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  Dress:  YG07, 05, 03; Bow: YG00, 0000; Wings: YG00, 0000; Skin: E21, 00, 000, R21 and 30; Hair: RV00, 0000; Jewelry: YR24; Lips - Copics At You Spica Pen - Blossom
Accessories:  SU scalloped ribbon; Glamour Dust glitter on wings

Thanks for stopping by - later gator!


This card is for SCS's Featured Stamper 242 - Bensarmom, who has a wonderful gallery.  I selected a card from her gallery on which she used the same image, but I changed colors, used a Nestie and left off the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  SU Field Flowers
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  SU Crumb Cake and Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Nesties and Seam Binding

Thanks for taking a peek, not much chatter today.  Later Gator!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mo's #101 challenge

The challenge at Mo's this week is to use Autumn colors and I selected one of Mo's seasonal digis entitled "The Big One."  Isn't he a cutie - trying to haul around such a huge pumpkin?! 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  The Big One digi - Mo's DP2 shop
Paper:  Bella Leaves DP- The Paper Studio - SC CS
Ink:  Copics:  Skin: E21, 00, 000, R21 and 30; Pumpkins: YR15, 12, 01, 00 and E87; Bib Overalls: B95, 93 and 91; Jacket: E55, 53 and 51; Hat: E51, 50 and E53; Boots: E53, 50; Ground: E43
Accessories:  Nesties circle dies; Really Reasonable Ribbon September kit

Still not feeling up to par, so heading to bed.  Thanks for taking a peek.  Later gator!

Friday, September 23, 2011

CCEE1138 and QFTD79

The Queen for the Day 79 at SCS is Liz (Lazylizard).  Liz has the largest SCS gallery I've seen - I think she has 280 pages (each with 12 cards on it) - that is 3,360 cards - wow!  I CASEd one of Liz's cards that is similar.  This card is also for the CCEE1138 challenge to use a bird(s) on your card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  A Song in My Heart - Papers & Such
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Birds: E43, 41, 40; BG11, 10, 000 and YR24); Sponged SU Soft Sky in BG and SU Island Indigo around sentiment.
Accessories:  Nesties label die; SU Island Indigo scalloped ribbon

Thanks for taking a peek - feeling a little crummy, so going to have a nap and hope that helps.  Later gator!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Various Cards

The first card above was made for the Featured Stamper this week on SCS - morningsun47 - Linda.  Linda is a thoughtful and kind lady that leaves comments throughout the gallery and she creates beautiful cards and projects.

The next picture contains the 3 projects we made at Stamp Club on Monday last - using the set of stamps entitled Gently Falling from the Christmas mini catalog - and, I think almost all of us ordered the set.

Card Recipe: Top Card

Stamp:  Aren't You Cute digi - Mo's DP2 Shop
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics: (Hedgie: E37, 35, 33, 31, 30, R21 and 30; Pincushion/girlfriend to Hedgie: BG13, 11, 10 and 000)
Accessories:  Circle Nesties dies; Fancy Label Nestie die

Card Recipes - Stamp Club cards

All SU products used on the 3 cards - as it was a SU stamp club.

Thanks for wandering by and taking a look.  Later Gator!

MMSC 122

This is my card for Priscilla's sketch challenge over at Midnight Madness this week.  I found this lovely sentiment some time ago on the internet - no author shown.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  None - computer typed sentiment
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Accessories:  SU Corduroy brad

Not too much to this card, but I like how it turned out - simple -- and I have always loved SU's baja breeze.

So, today is really cloudy and overcast and a bit chilly - but pleasant.  The high temperature today is only going to be 65 degrees - and to remain as such the rest of this week.  Maybe Autumn is truly here.

Nothing else to blurb on the blog about, so later gator!  (And, thanks for taking a peek)!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge 116

I know - I should have used a lighter color scalloped nestie, but hindsight is perfect. 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Puffy Flower digi - Angela Donato - Squigglefly
Paper:  The Paper Studio Bella Leaves DP; SU CS
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Oval scalloped nestie die; Raffia; Suede tie around raffia; Misc. ribbon

I should probably redo this card since I'm not happy with it.  Oh well - later gator!

Totally Stampalicious challenge 09-19-2011

The challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week was to make a child's birthday card.  I used a Totally Stampalicious set called Just Chillin'.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Totally Stampalicious - Just Chillin'
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Penguin: C7, 5, 3 and 1; Feet: R43;  Popsicle: R27 and 24; Glasses: YR12 and C2)
Accessories:  Nesties circle dies; SU label dies; SU pop dot on popsicle; Crystal Effects on sunglasses

Okeedokee - headed over to upload. Later gator!

There's Magic in the Air Challenge 09-19-2011

The challenge at There's Magic in the Air this week was to make a card for "someone special."  Paper Cupcakes has such cute images - it's never hard to find what I'm in the mood for when shopping.  This little guy was fun to color.   If you have time, stop by There's Magic in the Air and check out the challenge and awesome cards of the Design Team!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Rain On digi - Paper Cupcakes
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Worm: YR09, 07 and 04, Y26, 23 and 21; Tongue: R30; Umbrella: YG07, 05 and 03; Water: BG01, 10, 000)
Accessories:  Circle Nestie die; Really Reasonable Ribbon and SU pop dots

It was a beautiful day today - and worked outside getting things ready for the coming winter, i.e., started the generator, moved the snow blower to the front of the garage, etc.

The next few days - the high temperatures is suppose to be low 60's - I think today is the official start of Autumn.

Well, going to go over to There's Magic in the Air and upload my card.  Thanks for taking a peek - and later gator!


This card is for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday on SCS - #164.  The card will be going to a young woman recently diagnosed with Recurring MS.  It's so sad that the young lady, with so many dreams to fulfill, was struck with this disease.  I hope our cards will send her hope and cheer.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Flores Suave - SU
Paper:  SU CS
Ink:  SU Real Red and Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Nesties die, Glamour Dust glitter

Thanks for taking a peek.  Later gator!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #61

Another challenge card - for Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge 61 - so - not a lot of chatter this time.  Just need to load this up and put the link on the challenge.  The challenge at Kenny K's was to use your favorite digi from Kenny K's.  I'd have to say that this Glamour Girl is my fav, as she has been so versatile and I've colored her up many times.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Glamour Girl digi - Kenny K's Downloads
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics/Prismacolor Pencils:  (Prismas: Jasmine and Light Umber - Hair) (Copics: Skin: E21, 00, 000, R21 and 30; Eye Shadow: C3, 1; Eyes, Earrings, Bracelets: B52; Swimsuit:  E55, 53, 51).
Accessories:  Nesties label die; Really Reasonable Ribbon; SU pop dots

Thanks for taking a peek - later gator!


Well, I'm back from an awesome week-end at my friend's big, beautiful house.  Shirley (wannabecre8tive) has such good taste in her decor and furnishings.  I got to meet her fur babies,  a few of her local friends, her sweet husband and another SCSer, Irishgreensue (Sue).  I  must say a good time was had by all - so much laughing that my jaws are still hurting.  Shirley and her husband were awesome host/hostess and I loved her puppies and cat.

The card above is for the OSAAT 80 challenge - to use a punch (I used a die) and a digi image from Delicious Doodles for my card this week.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Guarding Her Eggs digi - Delicious Doodles/Stitchy Bear
Paper:  SU DP and CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Body: BV23, 31, 20, YR31, 30)
Accessories:  Nesties Fleur de Lis Rectangle; SU pop dots; Flower (unknown); SU brad; Really Reasonable Ribbon lace

It was a fun fantasy image to color up.  (The nesties - Fleur de Lis Rectangles I purchased when I was at Shirley's - we went to Hobby Lobby), along with a few other items.

My DH and I went fishing this morning from 5:30 a.m. until Noon over at Lake Shelbyville - and we had a fun time, but then we always do - he is a sweetie.

Okay, that's it for this moment.  I have another challenge card to load up.

Thanks for stopping by and later gator!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mo's DP2 100 and CCEE1137

This card is for two challenges.  The challenge at Mo's DP2 100 is to use the theme of celebration and this little character of Mo's is definitely celebrating!  The challenge at CCEE1137 is to use pink and lace or a doily.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Done digi - Mo's DP2 shop
Paper:  Memory Box Gossamer DP; Gina K Luxury 120 and SU CS
Ink:  Copics/Prismacolor Pencils:  (Skin:  E21, 00, 000, R21 and R30; Tank/Bloomers:  R85, 83 and 81; Star:  Y02, 00 and 000; Tutu: R81 and 0000; Hair:  Prismacolor Pencils: Light Umber and Jasmine)
Accessories:  Scalloped Circle Nesties die; Really Reasonable Ribbon lace; Cheery Lynn flourish; Glamour Dust glitter (on tutu)

Okeedokee - that's it for now - not much chatter tonight - got lots of stuff to get done before tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by and later gator!

MMSC121 and TSC0916

This card is for two challenges:  Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 11 and TSC0916 on SCS.  Midnight Madness is a sketch and TSC0916 is a challenge given by Brat cards to make something involving the sky.  I chose to make a snowstorm viewed from a window - you can see the sky and snow - so I think that works for the challenge.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Christmas Window digi - Stamping Boutique
Paper:  Gina K Luxury 120 and SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Candle: R85, 83 and 81; Candle holder: YR23, 21 and 20; Holly Leaves:  YG07, 05 and 03; Candle flame:  YR61, 31; Candlelight: SU So Safron)
Accessories: SU label punches and pop dots

Thanks for taking a peek and stopping by.

Later gator.

P.S.  One more upload for Mo's and CCEE.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Totally Stampalicious 09-12-2011 Challenge

Meet Deacon and his little bear!  What a couple of cutie pies - how could you not love those little faces!  I colored two tree tops - and pop dotted one up for a little dimension.  The challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week is "anything goes." 

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Deacon on a Swing - Bugaboo at Totally Stampalicious
Paper:  Kaisercraft Lush Collection DP; Gina K Luxury 120; and SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Tree top: YG07, 05 and 03; Skin: E21, 00, 000, R30; Hair:  E97, 95 and 93; Jeans:  B95, 93, 91 and 0000; Shirt:  Y02, 00 and 000; Bear: E55, 53 and 51)
Accessories:  Green/white twine; SU pop dots

Later Gator!

Squigglefly Challenge 115


If I were a witch, I'd have a hat, broom and cape in several colors, including, of course, the necessary little black cape/hat, but also in shades of blue, pink, green, etc.!  Well, this little Shy Bear decided she is fashion conscious - and is traveling in pink - and, in broad daylight for all to see!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Shy Bear digi - Squigglefly
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket Matilda DP; Gina K Luxury 120 and SU CS
Ink:  Copics:  (Cape/Hat:  RV06, 04, 02; Broom:  RV13, 11; Clouds: BG11, 10, 000; Sun:  YR02, 01, 00 and Bear: E55, 53 and 51)
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon September kit; Bella's Baubles

Short post - so I can upload my card to SF.  Take care and later gator!