Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Doodle Pantry Sponsors SSW!

Happy Wednesday fans and followers. It's a busy Wednesday here on my blog so let's get started.  I have two cards to show you in this post that were created with the new sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and show off Doodle Pantry images who is our sponsor there this week.  You know how I love Doodle Pantry images!

This week's sketch was a perfect one to show off the Doodle Pantry images and matching digi papers that come with each of the collections I'm showcasing today.

Here it is - created by our own Arlana Patten.  I hope you'll join in on the challenge this week.

We're thrilled to have Doodle Pantry as the sponsor this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Laurie Wilson, the owner and artist, is generously providing the Grand Prize winner of the challenge with three digi images.  Thanks Laurie for your sponsorship this week!

This Doodle Pantry image is so darn cute!  This is Cowboy Birdie and I just love his cowboy boots and hat. This collection comes with a pre-colored image and outline image that I used here and colored myself with Copic markers. I also used the coordinating Western Digi Papers that are available in the Doodle Pantry store which are so perfect with this sketch.

This adorable Apple Snack image is one of my favorites.  Laurie just released the pre-colored version of this digi earlier this month.  It also comes with sentiments and an outline image which I used and colored with Copics.  I just love how this adorable caterpillar is enjoying his apple snack! The apple background paper used here comes in the digi package and I love the color combination.  This one was super fun to color!

So there you have it - two cards to inspire you to join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and to show how fun these Doodle Pantry images are to create with!  You'll want to stop by here again tomorrow when I show you the new March releases at Doodle Pantry - a ton of adorable new digis I know you you're going to love!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky Impressions Challenge

It's a new challenge today at Inky Impressions and I'm showing off our Marlee character today in this Good Luck card for a friend.  The challenge theme is just that - create a Good Luck card! Visit the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog for all the details to play.

I created my card using Inky Impressions' Winter Fashion Marlee rubber stamp.  I think she's so cute in her pink and blue fashion outfit! She was colored with Copics and cut out to perch on the edge of the panel in this great sketch I used from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I just love this Tuesday Morning Sketches layout this week - instantly inspired to create with it.  I rotated the sketch on my card to better fit the Marlee image I was using.

I hope this has inspired you to join the Inky Impressions Challenge this week and perhaps to use this terrific layout at Tuesday Morning Sketches too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Linda Spring

Oh thank goodness it's Friday!  It's been a busy week all the way around plus I've been looking forward to this day.  My son is competing tonight in the high school district swim finals and I'm excited to see how he places. Crossing my fingers and wishing him speed!

I'm also excited for today's StampFairy release which is all about Spring images.  So without further ado....

...introducing Linda Spring!  This is a fabulous collection featuring everyone's favorite girl teddy bear - Linda - and her favorite Spring things.  And look at that wonderful freebie today - I know you can all find a creative way to use that daffodil!

This adorable StampFairy digi is just perfect for paper piecing which I did here with the digital papers designed by Meghan Mullens for Sweet Shoppe Designs.  I just love the daisy paper - so perky and fun!  The rest of the Linda digi was brought to life with Copic markers, cut out and adherred to the circle focal panel.

I followed this terrific sketch at The Sketchy Challenges.  When I saw it I thought it was perfect for my daisy theme and created the circle panel to look like a daisy with my Nesties circle scallop dies.  I want to thank the ladies at The Sketchy Challenges for recognizing me in the Top 3 in last week's challenge!

Now for some more eye candy, take a stroll on over to StampFairy World and see the gorgeous work from my fellow StampFairies.  I know you'll be inspired by their creations.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daydreaming of Spring

Happy Wednesday and welcome back for my showcase on Inky Impressions rubber stamps.  Today we have a new challenge at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog. We're looking for bright colors - specifically yellow, pink and green.  These are the colors of Spring and it feels good to create with them. I feel like it's helping turn the weather too - it's due to get near 50 degrees here in SE Michigan by the end of the week!

For my card this week, I'm using Angelica's Daydream from Inky Impressions.  I think she's adorable sitting there just dreaming about Springtime.  She was colored with Copics and the papers I used are from the Happy Days collection of Echo Park.

I was inspired by this incredible sketch at The Sweet Stop in creating my card.  I absolutely love this design and couldn't wait to try it.  I'm playing along in their challenge this week which also has a "spin" on it - also use dies or punches in creating your card.  You can see that I used the Italian Flourish Doily diecut from Cheery Lynn Designs and the Die-Namics Dizzy Border diecut from My Favorite Things.

We'd love to have you join us in the Inky Impressions Challenge this week - get your Spring on with these bright colors!  To see more, stop on over to the challenge blog and see what all the other Inkettes created for your inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!


Hi there Sweet Sketch Wednesday fans and followers! We have a terrific sketch this week to follow and I hope you join us in the challenge.

This time a diamond shape takes center stage on the layout with plenty of layers and embellishments. Great sketch isn't it?

Bugaboo digi stamps is our sponsor this week.  We love to create with the fun images you'll find there.  Jodi, the owner and illustrator, is so generous in her sponsorship.  Our Grand Prize winner this week will receive 7 free digis totalling $21 from the Bugaboo store.  Thanks for the generous prize Jodi!

I chose this hysterical digi, Stella Nursing-ICU, to create with this week from Bugaboo.  This just made me laugh and I thought would be good to have a card like this on hand as a get well card.  Stella was colored with Copics here, some crystal glaze added to her glasses and the papers are Cosmo Cricket's Joy Ride collection.

Now pop on over to the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and see the rest of the wonderful Bugaboo images my Diva teamies created with - lots of inspiration for this sketch is there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring Clementine

Happy Friday everyone!  This week has flown by and I'm ready for the weekend.  Today we have the sweetest new digis released at StampFairy.  This darling Clementine is ready for spring and so am I!!!

Here's the full Clementine Spring collection released today - aren't they just perfect for getting you in the Spring mood?

Here's a closeup of my colored Clementine. It was fun to create with my favorite color yellow.  It makes for a bright and happy card.

I used this sketch from Unscripted Sketches, rotating it 90 degrees counterclockwise.  Another great sketch challenge!

Now pop on over to StampFairy World and see what all the other StampFairies created for your inspiration! Wishing you a terrific weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Molly and the Friday Sketch Challenge

Just a quick post today of a card I created showing the Molly and Sam in Love images at StampFairy.  This one was created for the StampFairy sponsorship of the Creative Inspirations Challenge last week and was featured on their site as a little up front inspiration for challenge participants.  I loved how this sweet image turned out on the card and wanted to show it off today.

Isn't she just the sweetest thing?  It's an image that can be used all year long - birthdays, someone special, anniversaries, etc.  The fab papers used here are from Ki Memories' "Hot Date" collection.

I used this terrific sketch from the Friday Sketch Challenge to create my card.  I think it shows how versatile this sketch is - can be created to look vintage or with the fun papers as I used a card that bright and funky.

So there you have it - a little creative inspiration for a Thursday.  Have a great end to your week and thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Greetings Inky Impressions fans!  We have a new challenge today at Inky Impressions Challenges that I know you'll be glad to see.  It's time to get out all those diecuts and punches and put them to use because that's what we want to see this week at Inky Impressions!  So start your punching and join us!

To inspire you today, I've used Stampalicious Lili.  Boy can I relate to this image - stamping and creating into the wee hours of the night!  This sweet stamped image was colored with Copics and some highlights added with Prismacolor pencils.  I used the new Stampin Up paper doily diecut, Nesties diecuts and Fiskars lace corner punches on my creation.  The papers are from Cosmo Cricket and Crate Paper.

This is the fabulous design I used for my card from The Sketchy Challenges. I worked perfectly with all the diecuts and punches I needed to use so I'm playing along in that challenge.  I just loved using this layout!

Now I hope this is inspiring you to join in our challenge at Inky Impressions this week.  For more inspiration and creativity, stop on by the Inky Challenges blog and see what my Inkette teamies are showing today - you'll love what you see there!

Thanks for stopping by!