Monday, January 30, 2012

1/30/12 Cardabilities Design Team Reveal #48

Hi Everyone:
Here is my card for this week's Cardability Sketch.  You can see what everyone on the DT did with the sketch as well as play along at

1/30/12 Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #151

Happy Monday Everyone:
I have admired Taylor's sketches for a while now and finally had the chance to play along.  You can too here.  I  had a lot of fun with this one and hope that you have a chance to play along.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

1/28/12 Twisted Sketches #91 Card Challenge

Here is my take on Anam's sketch from this week.  Check it out here and see what the twist is.

Project Materials:
Cardstock:  Gina K. Designs
Patterned Paper:  Prima, Printery Collection
Die:  Memory Box
Stick Pin:  Webster's Pages
Tulle and Word Slide:  from personal stash

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nikki Sivils has landed in LA

I love this car with the camper, isn't it cute?  I also really love Nikki's work.  I was at CHA summer when I went with the wonderful ladies from my LSS where I design and teach.  I wish I was there and will look forward to hearing all about it from Nikki and others.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LCOM Weekly Card Challenge 1/25/12

Here is my card from Jerusha's Sketch.  You can check it out here.  Hope you have a chance to play along.

Monday, January 23, 2012

1/23/12 Angelica's Lantern Altered Jar Hot Cocoa Treat

Happy Monday everyone. Anita here with my blog inspiration post. On of my dear friend's just had her birthday. January can be a cold month so I thought it would be fun to make her a hot cocoa treat jar. I used My Favorite Things Tag Die and them stamped Angelica on the tag. She was fun to color. I love this Fancy Pants paper which I can't get enough of. Here is a top view of the jar.
Here is the recipe if you would like to make you own.
Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup non-dairy creamer
Dash salt
Chocolate chips
Mini marshmallows
Combine ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container. Yield 4 cups mix. Add 3-4 tablespoons of mix to mug and fill with water. Add some marshmallows and chocolate chips and enjoy.
You can find this along with many other wonderfully adorable images at the Inky Impressions store.
Be sure to come back and let me know if you made a jar.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1/18/12 My Little Bit of Whimsy Cards

Anita here with four cards that I made with my lovely Whimsy pins and buttons.  I could create with them all day because I just love them. Check out what Stephanie has been creating here.   I made this get well card for a family friend who had emergency surgery recently.  Fortuntely he is doing well.  I just love this fish.  They come in different colors and are so adorabble.
Project Materials: My Little Bit of Whimsy Cloud buttons and Fish pin.  Patterned Papers:  Bo Bunny Barefoot & Bliss, Cardstock:  Gina K. Designs, Dies:  My Favorite Things. Spritz:  Tattered Angels, Twine:  The Twinery.
Isn't this bee just so adorable.  There are so many fun ways that I could have used him.  This card makes me happy.
Project materials:  Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon, Cardstock:  Gina K. Designs, Dies:  My Favorite Things, Felt:  Michaels, Bee:  My Little Bit of Whimsy, Ribbon:  from personal stash.
I love making square cards with big fat bows, they just make me so happy.  I love this pear pin and thought it went perfectly with these papers and that bow.
Project materials:  Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist, Cardstock:  Bazzill, Gina K. Designs, Amuse.  Pins:  My Little Bit of Whimsy, Stamps:  Unity Stamp Company, Inkl:  Memento, Ribbon:  from personal stash.
This card was a treat to make.  I love the rich colors and I had fun using crackle paint on the bird cage and then ink to give it a bit of a distressed look. Here is a close up of the bird cage.
Here is the actual card.
Project materials:  Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found, Cardstock: Gina K. Designs, Embossing Folder:  Cutlebug, Bird:  My Little Bit of Whimsy, Twine:  The Twinery, Paint:  Ranger Distress Crackle Paints, Ink:  Quick Quotes Chalk ink, Bird Pin:  My Little Bit of Whimsy, Dies:  My Favorite Things, Spellbinders, Stamps:  Unity Stamp Company, Ink:  Memento.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

1/17/12 Sketchabilities Layout

I have started designing for Karan for Cardabilities and love her sketches so thought I would try my hand at a layout using her current sketch at Sketchabilities.  She encouraged us to use spritz or paint.  I used a whole lot of spritz on my layout and a mix of about 5 different colors.  Every year we take a holiday photo of the kids and for the last two Christmas photos Sean wore his Northeastern sweat shirt.  This year Coll wore her Georgia Tech one as she is going there in the fall.  We thought Sean was ging to put on his Northeastern one, but he wore the Georgia Tech one that we bought him to show his support for Colleen.  He is such a great guy.  Thanks for looking and play along if you can.

Monday, January 16, 2012

1/16/12 Inky Impressions Card

Hi Everyone:
Hope you are all staying warm.  It is so cold out today.  I made this card for the Inky Impressions DT this week.  I used one of their sentiment stamps which just stamps up so perfectly.  There is great challenge going on now using red, pink and white.  You can check it out here.  There is still a little time left to play along.  Be sure to check out the store too for Nicole's adorable images and sentiments. 

1/16/12 Deconstructing Jen Sketch

I just came across this site a couple of weeks ago and I love Jen's sketches.  You can check them out here @
Here is the sketch for this week and my sample.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

1/15/2012 Cardabilities Design Team Reveal #47

Here is my first post for the new DT that I am one called Cardabilities.  I had tried for this team in the past and I am so thrilled to have made it this time.  I love the sketches and Karan is so sweet.  You can see the sketch here and what everyone created.
 Be sure to check out this awesome sketch site and play along.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

1/14/12 Twisted Sketches #89

Hi Everyone:

Happy Saturday! I decided to stay on the Twisted Sketches team because I jsut love Anam, her sketches and the rest of the fabulous ladies.  You can check out the sketch here.  I am sure that you will be inspired. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

1/13/12 Right at Home Card Sketches for January

Friday January 13 Card Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday the 13th everyone. Hope that everyone has a great day and a great weekend. I am here to share two January card sketches with the fabulous paper lines that Lisa gave me. For the first sketch I was lucky to work with Fancy Pants Love Story. I love this paper line, so pretty. I also worked with some of the Bazzill Two Scoops paper is fabulous. I sanded it and it gives it such a pretty distressed look as the white paper pops through. I used two different patterns of this paper on my card. Here is the Card Maps sketch that Lisa gave us to work with and then my first card.
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For my second card I used Happy Days from Echo Park. These are really fun papers to work with as they have so many colors in them. I also used one of my favorite My Favorite Things Dynamics called Loopy Bloom. This bloom is so much fun to work with and will make your projects really pop. Here is the Cards Map sketch and card sample.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1/11/12 Inky Impressions Blog Hop

Calling all stampers! Are you ready to get Inky! Today the Inky Inkettes are sharing lots of fabulous Inky creations to warm you up during this cold winter. Today not only are their projects galore to ogle over, but we are also releasing 3 brand new Rubber Stamps!
Please welcome:
Chatterbox Lili
Teary Eyed Lili
TuTu Cute Lili
Be sure to comment at each stop along the way because one lucky winner will win this amazing prize package! It includes:
Winner's choice of 1 of the 3 New Releases-
--- Chatterbox LiLi Rubber Stamp, Tu-Tu Cute LiLi Rubber Stamp, or Teary Eyed
LiLi Rubber Stamp
--- Angelica's Bunny Rubber Stamp
--- LiLi's Slumber Party Rubber Stamp
--- 3 Sentiment Rubber Stamps: My place or yours, Bring your jammies & Uh-Oh
Spaghetti Oh's
--- Padded Butterfly Trim in 3 colors: Bright Pink, Turquoise, & Lime Green
--- 4 packs of Inky Pearls in Bright Pink, Lime Green, Turquoise & Tangerine
--- 4 packs of silver charms- Butterflies, Flowers, Dragonflies, Cute Little
--- 1 pack of beautiful silver flower centers
--- 1 pack of Inky Dinky Drops in Clear
--- 2 packs of Inky 6mm brads in Bright Pink & Light Green

What more could anyone ask for? You have until Wednesday, January 18th to comment and add our blog hop information to your personal blog sidebar to be eligible for these fantastic prizes.
You should have arrived here from the Inky Impressions Inspirational blog, if so you are in the right place. If not, we kicked things off at the Inky Inspirational Challenges Blog, so if you haven’t been there already be sure to head back so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.

Here is the card that I made with the new release stamp entitled Chatterbox Lili.  Isn't she just so cute?  I also really love the sentiment.  I used Sketch 33 from Deconstructerd Sketches at for my card.  Love these sketches.  The flower was made out of felt from My Favorite Things as was the flower from the Loopy Bloom die.  You can find the die here at MFT.
We hope that you enjoyed this stop on the hop! Be sure to head on over to April's Blog and see what they created for today, with these stamps it’s sure to be amazing!

Monday, January 9, 2012

1/9/12 Inky Impressions Angelica's Sled

Check out this card I made with Inky Impressions stamps.  This set is called Angelica's Sled and it is getting me in the mood for snow.  I followed the Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers for Sketch Challenge 366 from Taylor.  I loved all the different elements.  I flipped the sketch on it's side.

Be sure to check out the Inky Impressions store for this and other adorable images.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Save the Date Inky Impression Blog Hop 1/11/12

We will be holding a new release blog hop on 1/12/12.  Be sure to check out the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog on Wednesday morning for the hop.  Hope to see everyone there.  The new stamps are adorable.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1/4/12 Inky Impressions DT Challenge

Hello Everyone:

Happy New Year.  I have exciting news.  I was chosen as a designer for Inky Impressions which is a rubber stamp company.  I am beyond excited as the stamps are so cute and the ladies are amazing.  I created a layout using a digital image called MaMaw skiing. I had fun creating with her and using photos from a really fun vacation.

 You can view the challenge and see what my fellow DT members did with it at Inky Impressions.  Have a great day everyone and I will be back soon with more wonderful stamp images.

1/4/12 Sketchy Thursday Submission

I had fun creating this layout with the sketch from Sketchy Thursday.  Their sketches are a lot of fun.  Thanks for looking.


LCOM Weekly Card Challenge

Here is my card for this week's LCOM Sketch.  You can check it out here

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

1/3/12 Inky Impressions Design Team

Hey Everyone:
I am so excited to be able to announce that I was chosen to be on the Inky Impressions Rubber Stamp Company design team.  These images are so cute and everyone is so nice.  Looking forward to sharing my projects with you.
You can view their blog here.