Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Friday, March 30, 2012


 Afternoon everyone! It's Friday!! I hope you are all ready for the weekend. My son is on spring break so it's like every day is the weekend...we get to sleep in!!!! And then...the fighting begins!! My kids are at each other all day and I have no idea what I'm going to do with them once he is out for the summer...I keep telling my husband...WE NEED A POOL!!!!'s been a while since I have posted..things have just been getting in the way but really important things so it's not like I can whine that I haven't been able to mind has just been on my BFF who's baby was just born a preemie with heart problems and just had surgery and is trying to survive the next 3 days and so...I have been lost a bit especially since she is in Pa. and I'm here in Nc.

But today I have for you bunnyduck...he's a bit confused as to what he is I was my day to post over at Great Impressions and this is the images I used. Did you know that Great Impressions is doing challenges now? They are monthly so you have plenty of time to play along...the current challenge ends on Saturday but a new one will start on Sunday so be sure to join us!!
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Products Used:
Ribbon~Stamping Bella
Stamping Bella dots

Challenges Entered:
Phindy's Place~#99 Ribbon
Simply Create Too~#10 Eggs or Bunny
Totally PaperCrafts~#110 Easter
Charisma Cardz Challenges~#12 Easter
The Paper Shelter~#57 Easter

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fanci Peacock

Hello everyone! It's Friday!!! It's feeling like Saturday here because Jodus is off of school for a teachers work day. It's nice and sunny and in the 70's...I am so ready for full force spring here....MINUS the dang pollen there is yellow everywhere...our cars look horrible!

Today is my day to post over at Great Impressions and today I am working with Fanci Peacock which you can find HERE along with the rest of the GI images!
I thought I was going to love coloring this one in but then decided to heat emboss it and add stickles for know everything has to sparkle!!
I have been asked how I made the flower for the other card I did so I used the other one that I made at the same time and wanted to give you the link to the girl who actually did a tutorial for them that I followed:
Whimsical World Of Laura Bird

Great Impressions is now doing challenges...we are just doing them monthly until we get a nice group of participants so come over and join us for our first challenge Great Impressions Challenge #1 you still have two weeks to participate!  
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Products Used:
DP~K&C Company
Martha Stewart border punch
Image~Fanci Peacock
Recollections gemstone stickers
Embossing Powder
Twine SU!
Button SU!

Challenges Entered:
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards~#8 Feathers and Fur
Gingersnap Creations~GC142 Border Punches
Whimsy Stamps Challenges~#30 Emboss it

Friday, March 9, 2012

Great Impressions Blog Hop!

Welcome welcome to the very first Great Impressions blog hop! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful company of stamps and have a great DT!!! Our hop this weekend is a combined hop. We are hopping along with the girls from Creative Inspirations paints! If you have not tried their is the time to do so....they are soooo pretty and shimmery and lovely! You will see in all of our posts not only Great Impressions stamps but also Creative Inspirations paints on our projects!

You have from Friday March 9th 8:00am EST until Sunday March 11th 8:00pm EST to complete the hop. And then you will be entered into the drawing for the prize package which you don't want to miss out on!!!

Here is what I came up with for my project to share:

Wow...I really am loving the CI paints but I really need a lot of work on how to use them. I used them to stamp my image and then also painted my flowers! But I can see now why people that use mixed mediums love them so much because they are beautiful, dry quickly, and are very smooth! I guess you would like your letter huh?! Well...I actually got lucky and get to give you (2) letters so I have for you are A and T
So if you came here from
Angi's blog: Making Mayhem
then you are right on track and you will now head over to
but....if you just started here with me you need to go back to the beginning which is here
and start there remebering to grab the letters at each stop, leaving each girl some love and then leaving some love along with your word/words on the last blog of the hop!

Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions
Martha Stewart border punch
Prima Flowers
Creative Inspirations paints in pink highlights and fairy dust

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Great Impressions 1st challenge

Hello everyone!!! The sun is back out and shining today and the kids are fighting like's Sunday...LOL! I know my son is bored especially since he works sooo hard during the week at school but dang...does he have to bug the crap out of his sister?!!!

I'm excited to share with all of that you that over at Great Impressions we have started our monthly challenges. Since the online store is officially open we are working hard to promote it and have started challenges! This month's challenge is something handmade! You have a full month to join us so be sure to stop by and link up your handmade projects!!

I did handmade flowers...this is the 3rd different kind of flower I have tried and I love this and you know...once I got the fold down (which I couldn't figure out without my husband's it went really fast!

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Products Used:
Stamp~Great Impressions
DP~K&C Company
Tim Holtz Distressing tool
Twine SU!
Button SU!

Challenges Entered:
Stamptacular Sunday Challenges~#14 Text Me
Let's Ink It Up~#21 Show me your flowers
Fussy and Fancy~#57 More than Words
Phindy's Place~#95 Distressing
Raise the Bar~#94 Twine
Desert Island Craft challenge~#26 (I used 1,2,3 distressing, vintage, and sentiment as main focus)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Great Impressions~Bunny in egg balloon

Good morning everyone! How are you? I got my hair cut this week. I finally feel almost normal again! Got it cut and colored and had a little bit of girl time which I don't get very often. It's short and it requires me to actually "do" it which is fine because I hate that I always just throw it up in a pony tail and it just looks and feels so much healthier.

Today is my day over at Great Impressions to post and this is the card I posted! Here is a link to the store and here is a link to the blog where you can find the rest of the DT's work from this week and other weeks as well!
Great Impressions is going to be starting a monthly challenge and we would love for all of you to join us so please make sure you check in on Sunday, the 4th for the new challenge, all the rules and prizes!!

Super easy card today...some paper piecing on the balloon, some MS border punching, coloring and flowers! bout' those yellow flowers...I went a little too crazy on the stickles...yikes!!!

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Products Used:
Image~Great Impressions Bunny in Egg Balloon
Sentiment~Computer Generated by me
Prima Flowers
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Challenges Entered:
Crazy Catz Weekly Challenge~#122 Punches or Dies
The Pixie Cottage~#110 Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey~#4 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion~#99 Paper Piecing
Fab N Funky Challenges~#110 Let's Leap into Action ( my bunny isn't currently fact he's being kinda lazy but he DOES leap ;-)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Great Impressions~Get Well

Happy Saturday everyone! Yesterday was my day to post over at the Great Impressions blog. We have little challenges going on with the DT and the challenge was sentiment only. I thought this was going to be hard for me but I found a sentiment from GI ~Get Well Prayer that is pretty big so I didn't have to worry about how I was going to take up the rest of the space left on the card.
Great Impressions is having a 10% off sale right now if you use the code GIB212. This will end at the end of the month so hurry over and do some shopping while you can get a fabulous discount!
Also be sure to go by the blog so you can check out all the other DT creations from this past week!

I used the cricut for this card and got really lucky with the sizing being pretty perfect to fit the sentiment and the card size!
It wouldn't be me without some glitter so I used my stickles on some of the leaves on the DP. I "think" this DP is from DCWV but I can't be sure because this is from my scrap pile. I have been doing reallllly good with going through my scraps before getting new paper out so I can use up some of my huge pile!

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Products Used:
Sentiment~Great Impressions Get Well Prayer
DP~DCWV (I think)
Stamping Bella dots
SU! Ribbon
SU! Ink
Storybook cart.

Challenges Entered:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge~#57 More then Words use long sentiment
Phindy's Place Challenges#94 Get Well
Delightful Challenges~Use patterned paper
The paper Shelter~#52 use a sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge Blog~#80 Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps~#24 Word Art

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Winter Fashion Marlee

Hey everyone! How's it going? Things here are going pretty good. Although...I am sooooo "off" lately. I can't seem to keep anything straight including my dates! Ugh!
Today is my day over at the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to post so here is what I came up with.
I used Winter Fashion Marlee and decided to cut her out. I'm not great at cutting but I couldn't resist with this just seemed "right". I then popped her up a bit with some pop dots. Not too much else too it. Nice and simple!

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Products Used:
Image~Inky Impressions Winter Fashion Marlee
Sentiment~Inky Impressions
Big Shot
Loose pearls from Inky Impressions
Prima Flower
Corner Tabs that are bling (have no idea who these are made by)

Challenges Entered:
The Crazy Challenge~#107 use punch or die (used nesties dies)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog~#95 pretty in pink
CES Challenges~#73 spots and dots
The Pink Elephant~#136 print it