Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Double Take 17
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Welcome Little One

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Hope you enjoy my cards today! We have two sketches this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

These stamps were such a fun find...different companies but I thought they would work well together. In fact they look like they go together...Don't you think? I discovered I was in need of baby you may be seeing a few more in the future.

If you are interested in playing along...check out Sweet Sketch Wednesday for more DT inspiration and details on posting your card! Use any stamps that you have on hand but remember to follow the sketch of the week!!!!


Stamps: Imaginisce and Hero Arts, SU Riveting
Paper: Making Memories Pastels, SU Barely Banana, Soft Sky
Ink: SU Certainly Celery, Copics: E09, E33, Y08, YG03
Embellishments: MS Scallop Dot Edge Punch, Brads, Ribbon, Nestibilities, Stickles, SU Circle Punches

Sweet Sketch 17
For Sweet Sketch Wednesday
You Drive Me BATTY!!!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate it has been fun this year to make Halloween cards for my friends. Only one month left until Halloween. Hard to believe that the holidays are upon us again. That means I need to start thinking about Christmas, too!

Sweet Sketch 17


Stamp: Studio G Stamps

Paper: Black, Cream, SU Old Olive, Debbie Mumm Harvest and Holiday
Ink: SU Basic Black, Old Olive
Embellishments: Cuttlebug Spots and Dots, Brads, Ribbon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Best Is Yet To Be
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sweet Sketch 16

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, Dustin Pike is our sponsor and is offering three of his digis (your choice) if your card in chosen as the Weekly Winner. He has some wonderful digis on his site at Take a few moments and check out his site. However, the card you make for this week can be made with any of the stamps you already have on hand.
I chose the Balloon Fish below. What a fun image! Check out our Design Team cards for the week and you will be inspired with other images from Doodle Dragon Studios.

Sweet Sketch 16


Stamps: Dustin Pike's Balloon Fish, Hero Arts Happy Birthday, SU Best Yet

Ink: SU Pacific Point, Copics: YG03, Y08, B02, V04, YRo4

Paper: DCWV Citrus Mat Stack, DCWV Mat Stack Brights, K & Company Citronella, Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy,SU Pacific Point

Embellishments: MS Scallop Dot Edge Punch, SU Scallop Circle, SU Scallop Oval,, SU 1 3/8” Circle, Ribbon

I love the Sweet Sketch 16. Several weeks back I put together "You've Outdone Yourself Again!

You've Outdone Yourself Again!
Sweet Sketch 16

I happened upon this stamp and fell in love with it. The large red button was a find in my old sewing supplies...It has a satin sheen.


Stamps: Stampendous Mod Hatter, Su Congrats

Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Fall Stack, Black and Red

Ink: SU Basic Black, Real Red

Embellishments: MS Lace Doily Border Punch, SU Oval and Oval Scallop Punch, Brad, Flowers, Ribbon and Button

After I completed the "You've Outdone Yourself Again" and "Happy Hellos"....I discovered....we're talking weeks later...that I left out one of the parts of the sketch....shhhhhh!!! So anyway....this sketch is a little altered for these cards. Hope you enjoy them anyway!

Happy Hellos
Sweet Sketch 16


Stamps: Stampendous Mod Hatter, Su Lots of Thoughts

Paper: SU Whisper White, K & Company Carolyn Gavin, SU Tangerine Tango, Pink Passion

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery

Embellishments: MS Floral Lace Punch, SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punch, Brads, Flower, Button, Floss and Ribbon
Thanks for looking!!! Hope you have a great week! Remember to play along! You could be the Weekly Winner at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Check out the details on how to play along!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sweet Sketch 15 and Sweet Sketch Double Take
Sweet Sketch Wednesday

This week is the Fifteenth Week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We are doing two sketches this take a few moments and head over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see what the Design Team has created...You will be inspired to create your own cards this week. If you play play either sketch, you may be one of the lucky winners as our sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe. As a winner you will be able to choose three stamps sets from The Cutting Cafe. Check out all the details at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Birds of a feather flock together...

I had so much fun creating this card. When I purchased the bird stamps, I knew I wanted to create a beach card. For the past 32 years our family has enjoyed the beauty of Cannon Beach in Oregon. The only thing this card is missing is Haystack Rock and all the critters that are found there. I was able to locate a baby sand dollar from our adventures and added it to the card. The birds have been stickled to add some sparkly dimension. When I found the blue stripe paper in my stash, I thought it might look like the ocean. The tan paper has a very granual look and has various specks so I thought it was a good choice to replicate the sand.

Below is a closer view of the birds...

Don't forget to look at the Double Take, too!

Daddy Seagull

Baby Seagull

Mama Seagull
Sweet Sketch Double Take

Regina at The Cutting Cafe is our sponsor this week. Check out her site and view her digi stamps. I love Halloween so I chose the Ekk, Ekk, Ekk, Ekk Spider and the Happy Halloween sentiment. I'm not sure why I chose the spider...because I hate spiders...I think this one looks too real! But I suppose that is what makes Halloween scary. I loved using my new Martha Stewart Spider Web border punch.
I have two versions of this card. Tell me which one you like! The stamped image included the Ekk, Ekk, Ekk, Ekk web. I added orange stickle to the spider's eyes.

Happy Halloween Supplies:
Stamp: The Cutting Cafe: Halloween This and That
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Black, My Mind's Eye Boo! To You "Fright Night" Paper, Bo Bunny's Back to Backs
Embellishments: MS Spider Webs, Ribbon, SU Modern Label
Hope you have a great week. Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Your Day!
Sweet Sketch 14
Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Update:  When I created this card I only had about three flesh colors!  So I quickly colored in the flesh on this little bride to give her some color.

This week Digi Shack is our sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I choose this Lani Bride stamp. What a sweet bride! You will want to check out their other digi stamps....oh, so cute. TDS is offering a prize this week for the best I think you will want to play along. Check out all the details for posting your card on Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I am new at using my Copics but I am learning as I view other cards. It definitely looks like I need a flesh color. I do have some E's but they were the wrong shade in my opinion so I opted to not color her skin. Also next time I would blush her cheeks and use rhinestones for her jewelry instead of the stickles.
But even with my few omissions, she is a beautiful bride!!! Hope you enjoy her too!

Your Day Supplies:

Stamp: Digi Shack Lani Bride

Paper: Basic Grey Uptown, Paper Pizazz Pink Salt, DCWV Brights Mat Stack, Paper Company Double Sided Bright Pink, SU Pink Passion

Ink: SU Pink Passion, Copics: B21, YG03, RV11, RV14, Y21

Embellishments: MS Lace Doily, Ribbon, Brads, Star Dust Stickles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Cricut Scallop Circle, MS Circle Cutter, SU Oval punch

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sweet Sketch 13Spooky Nights

Wow, it is Sweet Sketch Wednesday again and there's lots of excitement there this week. We have our first sponsor, Inktegrity! So my second card is made with Joni's new digi stamps. This was a first for me and was an exciting adventure to try a new technique. Be sure to take a few minutes and check things out at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Inktegrity is offering a prize this week and you could be the winner!!! How fun is that! You may also want to check out Joni's blog at She has featured the work of many DT members at various blogs. Hope you enjoy checking it out.

I am really getting into the "Halloween Mood" lately. So it was fun to make the above card. It was my first time using my picket fence and I always love using my QuicKuts! Hope you enjoy my card too.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments the past few weeks. Things are still rather hectic here. Our roof is almost complete....hopefully by this evening, as we are getting a week long stretch of rain starting tomorrow and we already got rained out last Friday evening when we tore off our roof. Not too much damage but isn't that the way it always happens.

With all the doctors appointments and hospitalization for my FIL this past week and the roof project, I was very slow in checking out everyone's please forgive me!!! But I loved looking at all your new cards and creations!

Thanks for Being a Lifesaver! by Inktegrity

I loved using this new digi stamp from Inktegrity. Thank, Joni. I added the seagull stamp to it. I was also able to try out my new Copic pens and also my new nestibilities....what fun!!! Thanks, Sheri, for your help. I couldn't have done it without you! I do love the embossed look of the nestibilities!

I just discovered that Heidi Grace has a new store in Tacoma near Point Definance Park. I spoke with her yesterday. They also tore off the store roof last Friday and were rained out. I do have empathy! Well, we have something in common. I am excited to meet Heidi and see her new store and products. I'll give you an update next week. This weekend she is actually having a Sidewalk Sale of her scrapbook that should be fun!!! I'm sure I'll find something I need!!!!

Thanks for Being a Lifesaver Supplies:
Stamps: Integrity On Sail, Hero Arts Decorative Birds
Paper: SU So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sandylion Sticker Design Blue Plaid
Ink: SU Black, Copics Y21, Y08, B21, B24, B02, R29, YR04, E33
Embellishments: Red Ribbon, Nestibilities

Spooky Night Supplies:Stamps: SU Halloween Frights, Forest Friends
Paper: DCWV The Fall Stack, SU Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss; Black and Cream unknown
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie, Black, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: MS Fence, QuicKutz Pumpkin