Monday, December 12, 2011

Let's Celebrate~Squiggle style

Hi everyone..It's time for another squiggle challenge at the squiggle blog! The theme for the next few weeks is Celebrate. I had a fun time with this cutie celebrating life. For me, I hold it very close to my heart these days with so much going on around me. I have to say life is worth celebrating..the good and the bad.
I used Daisy with balloon from the Oscar and Daisy collection. Click on the links to pick one up for yourself. Don't forget to try your hand at the current challenge to win some free goodies. Free is always fun and be sure to check out all the great stamps in the squiggles store!!!
Have a great day everyone and see you soon!!! I have been having some more "me " time, so I will be able to start sharing daily again..I have really missed sharing with everyone, but I promise..Fun days to come :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Squiggle Sweet Sketch

Wow everyone! I can say it's been quite a long time since I have been able to post. Either life just got in the way and there were things I needed to put first or just making gifts that I can't post because I can't give them away of course!
Today I am sharing the new squiggle challenge sketch I did. I really went out of my comfort zone on colors this time and I really like how it turned out. I thought I would just try a little something new. I guess new isn't such a bad thing..I will have to take my scraps and make a little more and see what I can come up with!
I hope everyone gets a chance to come check out the squiggles blog and try your hand at this weeks challenge! Have a great day and I promise to bring you some fun treats soon!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monogram gift set



Happy Tuesday everyone!
I just wanted to share a fun monogram gift box and card set I made for a friend for her birthday. I have been waiting until today to post since I didn't want her to see it before her special day! I hope you love them Robin! Happy birthday from across the country!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winter gift set


Hello again everyone!
I just love making special everyday gifts for friends and this one is going to my dear friend Patty who lives on the other end of the country. I love making these organizers especially and I haven't made one for a while, so it was great to slip in a little extra time today and finish it.
My papers are DCWV winter wonderland stack and Crumb cake from Stampin up. I also used one of my favorite little Christmas sets "Merry & Bright". It's just one of those little sets I grab all the time. I have had it for many years and love it!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week and have gotten over your candy hangovers by now. I have a little one home sick so maybe a little more time tomorrow to add some fun goodies.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween :)

Sharing a couple of fun Halloween cards with you all today. I just love finding fun paper sitting in the bottom of my stash :)
My stamps today are from Pink Cat Studio and Stampendous..Enjoy and have a spooktacular Halloween..stay safe!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Holidays-Squiggles-Dotty Challenge


Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge over at the Squiggles and Giggles Blog. The theme this time is "Go Dotty"! It was lots of fun coming up with my card for the design team! This adorable image is a digi from the Goth Kidz collection called "all wrapped up girl". Of course you can find her in the Squiggle Stamp store along with lots of other fun goodies!
May designer papers are from "My Minds Eye" all from a fabulous Christmas stack. I water coloured her with inks and added lots of layers. The poinsettia is cut from the same patterned paper and popped up a few layers. I added the ribbon to look a bit like a bow..and touched it off with some bling and glitter.
Come on over and check out the squiggles challenge this time and get dotty yourself..You just might win some free goodies!!!
Card Recipe:
 Stamps: Squiggle Stamps "all wrapped up girl"
Paper: Stampin Up "old Olive" "Craberry Crisp" " Buckaroo Blue"
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye "Oh Christmas Tree"
Ink: Old Olive, Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry crisp, creamy caramel, and so saffron
Copic Markers: E00,11  R20
Misc: Bling, Dazzling diamonds glitter, SU Ribbon

Friday, October 28, 2011

Have a Jolly Holiday


Hi everyone..How is everyone doing on this fine Friday night? It's chilly and cold, but the snow is to the east of us, so I am happy there!
Today I made another Christmas card. I am almost thinking I will be done on time the rate I am going! I love making different shaped cards so making this criss cross card was no different. Even better when I can use up some of my scraps..which I did of course :)
It may be a little hard to see but I added some glitter to the fur on santa and added sparkly flock to his beard and mustache. Added a few free hand lines around the edges and all finished :)
Well I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Card Recipe:
 Stamps: Stampin Up Jolly Holiday
 Paper: Old Olive, Gold
Pattern Paper: The paper studio
 Ink: Momento Black
 Copic Markers: E00  R20,46
Misc: Black Souffle pen, Sparkly Fluff, Dazzling diamonds, SU Punch

Friday, October 21, 2011

We wish you a merry Christmas

Yay..It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!
Love the weekend :) I am just going to leave it at that!!!
I have another Christmas card to add to my collection today. This is another stamp from Taylored expressions. The stamp is actually the one I used on a bookmark a while back that has mistletoe and I used smooch. This time, I masked the mistletoe and added the musical notes to use the "we wish you a merry Christmas stamp in the same set (Penguin Pals). My paper is a foil paper from "the paper studio". I just added some glitter and some holly punches.
Card Recipe:
 Stamps:  Taylored Expression "penguin pals"
Paper: Stampin Up "real red" "old olive"
Pattern Paper: The paper studio foil paper
 Ink: Momento black, real red, old olive
 Copic Markers: R29, YG91,95  YR12
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds Martha Stewart holly punch Misc ribbon

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oh Crop! Sorry..it's pasture birthday

Happy Thursday everyone!!!
Yup..one more day til Friday!!!! I am so happy and looking forward to this weekend..not that I am doing anything special, just looking forward to a quiet few days :)
Today's card I used a set from Taylored expressions called "green acres" I don't actually own this one, I had to borrow it from my mom..the farm-a-hawlic :) I was using a different stamp and just had to make another card with it before I gave it back. It was too cute to resist. And the inside is..sorry it's pasture birthday..how cute is that?
I coloured directly on the card for this one...just sponged some clouds, stamped all my images and cut them out and popped them up after adding some glitter of course! My grass I used some mustard cardstock and used a grass punch to get it all grassy like :)
Wishing everyone a happy day and hopefully you don't miss anyone's birthday, but if I do..I am ready!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Taylored expressions "Green Acres"
Paper: Stampin Up more mustard
Pattern Paper: None 
Ink: Bashful blue, more mustard, momento black
Copic Markers: T7,5 B34,37  E08,35,33,00  R20,30 Y26
Misc: Cloud punch, dazzling diamonds, grass punch

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Let's go Skiing!

Hi everyone..I am here with another fun Squiggle stamp project to share with you!

Today I am using this darling image from the Goth Kidz collection called "ski girl" There are so many fun new images out for you to play with over at the squiggle stamps store! I sure hope you get a chance to head on oveer and give them all a peek!

My card today was a lot of fun to make. I think when I get to make themed based cards they are my favorite. I love creating scenes and this one had scene written all over it for me :)

I cut out the trees with my cricut and just made the mountains free hand. Inked everything up and cut out our cute little ski girl. Lots of pooping up and glitter and tinsel for the snow.

It goes right along with our Christmas challenge..If you haven't had a chance to play this challenge, come take a look and spead your Christmas cheer!

Enjoy everyone and don't forget to take a lQQk in the squiggle store to find some new goodies for yourself!

It's yucky damp and cold here, so more time crafting for me :)
Card Recipe:

Stamps: Squiggle Stamps "ski girl"

Paper: Stampin Up White

Pattern Paper: DCWV "the winter mat stack"

Ink: Stampin Up "old olive" "sahara sand" and "soft suede"

Copic Markers: V000,12,15,17 BG15,13,11 RV14 YR21,23 Y21 E00,01,11 R20

Misc: tinsel glitter, dazzling diamonds stickles

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas and Kitties




Hi everyone..Just wanted to share a couple of projects I made today. It was just a playing around day..Those are my favorite, I just sit and see what come out :)
Both stamps are from Stampin Up. First I made my Christmas card and figured while I had the cutie mouse out, I would just make a fun card with that set too :)

Hope you like them..Have a fun day everyone!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Celebrate the season!

Hello again everyone!!!!

It is going to be that time of year again..the cooler months are creeping up on us and so is the holiday season! It is such a wonderful time and I am hoping to get a lot of projects done early so I can just enjoy all of the festivities without stressing at the end. This means I must work on my cards now so I am not rushing at the last minute to get them all finished..I am sure no one knows what that is like..right??? (blush blush)

Today I used a super cute stamp "carol singers" from the Liliputs collection..my personal favorite! Yes..it's super cute, but aren't they all! Squiggle stamps has such a great collection of Christmas goodies, everyone can find something they just love too! I just can't get enough of all the fun and fabulous designs!

My papers are from stampin up and bo bunny. I added lots of layer because what else should you be doing in the winter time but layer it on! This should apply to all my projects too. I have cut around and popped up my image to give it a little extra life and added some sparkle and bling of course to finish it off. I hope you love it!!!!

Don't forget, you have a couple more days to enter the squiggles thanks challenge. Your chance to win some free goodies..Free is always good. Please come check it out if you haven't already!

Have a wonderful day everyone and happy crafting

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Squiggle stamps "carol singers" Stampin UP "so many scallops"

Paper: Stampin up "night of navy"

Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny "midnight frost snowfall"

Ink: Night of navy and white

Copic Markers: R29,20 YG97, E44,42,35,33,00,11 B34,32 W05,03,01 YR21,23 Misc: Dazzling Diamonds, Bling

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!!!!

I know I keep saying this, but I am going to get back into the groove soon! This is just crazy..I don't know how time flys by each week, but I really need to get into gear and get back to what I love. Life has really slowed down this week with our German students leaving, so I think its a good time to get back into gear! Plus I decided to make "me" time part of my day again!

Now..may I say...I love the new halloween images at Squiggle stamps! I am having too much fun with all of them!!! This not so scary guy is name simply "vampire boy" and of course you can find him here in the squiggle stamps shop!

I am so proud of myself, my papers are some more scraps I had around. I am trying so hard to make use of all of them. With the purple and green color combo, I just love the way the two fit in with halloween colours! My sentiment is just a sticker I had and I added a few embellishment bats and a little bling to make it extra spooky. Its hard to see, but I even added some crystal effects to the cape so it looks shiny and glossy.

Don't forget about the Squiggles Challenge that ends on the 30th. The theme is autumn and you can get all the details here. Your chance to get some free goodies!!! We all love free goodies!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I LOVE candy

Hello everyone..


So sorry it's been a while, I have been under the weather and finally getting back on my toes again. Also, we have also had a couple of exchange students from Germany with us since last week, so life as we know it has not been quite the same.

I had so much fun on the blog hop and I hope everyone followed each blog and had a good time and maybe even won a goodie or two along the way! I wanted to keep going with the fun new Halloween images Squiggle Stamps has released. This little lady is called "Mummy Ghoul" and I had so much fun making her sparkle and shine with some stardust glitter and a little bit of shading. My paper and embellishments are from my ever growing stack of scraps. They are from a K&Co collection and I thought they all fit perfect together. With this little girl holding her hands open wide, I thought it was perfect for holding the I love candy embellishment. I just added a little wire and finished.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I hope you get a chance to play with all of the new fun images in the squiggle store!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

Sorry everyone..a little late with my winner here...
The randomly picked winner is:
Beth..Congrats Beth please email me for your image! angelfish6388@aol.com

Beth aka BR-T said...
Oh this is spooktacular I love it!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Squiggles HOPPY HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP and givaway!

Welcome everyone to the first Squiggles and Giggles blog hop!!!

If you have been following the hop, you have arrived from " Karens Fabulous Blog" You are now at the final stop so after you are finished here, click on back over the the Squiggles and Giggles Blog and leave a comment about your hop experience!

If you have started here..Click on over to squiggle blog to get yourself started..Don't forget to leave a comment on each design teams blog to get your chance to win the images each member is using!

I made this darling gift bag to fill with goodies this Halloween. I love how the other day I used a digi image and shrunk it down to make a tiny tote and today I made it extra big for a larger bag. The designer paper is stampin up and I used my cricut "mini monsters" to cut out the fence and tree. I Even double up skullys head and made a little spring so he wobbles a bit when you move it. Touched up the bones with a little glitter and a little black gel pen for the eyes.


Don't forget***you must leave a comment here to randomly win this fabulous Skully ghoul digi stamp I used in my project! There are also random give aways for FIVE £10 Gift Vouchers to the squiggles and Giggles Store!


Tracy G-Mummy Ghoul
Heidi - Trick or Treat
Kimberley - Vampy Boy on Throne
Faye - Witchy Ghoul
Jenny - Frankenstein Boy
Wendy - Frankie Girl
Sal - Witchy Girl
Karen - Wizard Boy
Deb - Skully Ghoul

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Tiny Bag



Good Morning!!!

I can't tell you how excited I am about my project to share with you today. I didn't want to make just a card this week for the squiggles blog and thought I needed to have some gift card ready packages anyway, so make a fun bag/box. I used my cricut to cut out the tiny tote and used the "candle cupcake" stamp from squiggle stamps to finish it off. This is where digital makes the perfect projects. You can design it in any size you need it and it works out everytime. No more searching for the perfect size stamp! I doubled up the stamps in the background and cut out an extra the same size and popped it up in front. Of course I had to add some glitter and attached the tiny tags with some matching fibers. I left the little tags on the cupcake empty for now until I decide who is going to get my cutie tote!

Have a wonderful day everyone and don't forget about the Squiggle blog hop coming this Saturday..Your chance to win some fun prizes!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Just swinging by!

Hi everyone,

This is my take on the glam and glitz challenge over at squiggle stamps! You couldn't have made a more fun challenge for me to showcase all of the fun Squiggle stamps! Anytime I can use glitter and bling, I am happy :)

My stamp today is part of the Lilliputs collection. She is called cherry tree swing and you can pick her up in the squiggles stamp store just by clicking here! My paper is from a paper stack from prima called melody. I added glitter to the cutie pie squirrel and to the dress and added some more bling all around. There is even some crystal effects to make it glossy, but thats a bit hard to see, I promise its there! My ribbon is American crafts. Inside message is "have a wonderful birthday"

Hope everyone is having the most wonderful day!!!

Don't forget to try your chance at some free goodies in the GLAM and GLITZ challenge.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Squiggle Stamps "cherry tree swing"

Paper: Stampin up Rich Razzleberry and regal rose

Pattern Paper: Prima "melody"

Ink: Rich razzleberry,black

Copic Markers: YR24,21 Y21,15 R43,46,20 YG25, T02,03,05,07 E41,43,44,47,00,01,11

Misc: Bling, American Crafts ribbon

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Pony




Hello again everyone!!!

Finally I get to craft!!! This has been quite the summer with some ups and downs, but I decided yesterday, I really need to get back to my crafting to keep me sane! It really is my happy place and I really need to get back to it more. The girls are only home one more week, so I will do my best to fit time in for all of us :)
I bring to you a new image collection from Squiggle Stamps! This stamp is raggy pony from the new GOTH KIDS collection. I love all the new Goth kids, but I had to play with this one first because my daughter is obsessed with horses! I think I am going to stick it in her lunch box for the first day of school! I love adding little fun goodies just to let them know I miss them.
My papers are just some leftover scraps. I added some ribbon and some leaves and a button. I just love these images and I know I will have lots of fun playing with them! I hope you get a chance to stop by the squiggles store to get some of you own. Also, don't forget the other simply fabulous images, digi and rubber you can pick up!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birthday wishes

Hello friends!!!
it's so great to have my day again at the Squiggles and Giggles blog. It's always fun to play with Squiggle images because they are just too darn cute!
Today's card is a fun birthday card with the lovey dovey digital stamp. It's even on sale right now if you want to grab it for yourself!!! My papers are some scraps I had laying around from a DCWV paper stack I believe. I added some leaves from my SU bird punch and prima roses. A little bit of glitter and all finished.

Make sure you check out all the other super fabulous stamps in the Squiggles store. You can always find something fun and super cute!!! Don't forget about the challenge going on too! Your chance to earn some free stamps and a guest designer spot. Click here to find out more!!!
Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Having a bad day????

Hi everyone!!!

Can I just say ..OMG this guy is too cute! I went to the CHA super show last week and picked up this stamp at the Taylored Expressions booth! I found Taylor's stamps last year and have simply adored them ever since! I couldn't resist playing with these little sharks and cupcake first! I just wanted to use the image as the main focus so I left it as a scallop card and sponged the sky and coloured with copics. I added a few stickles to the scallops on the card and finished it off with some waves on the inside bottom of the card.

Hope you love it!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a gift for you

Hello again everyone.

I hope everyone is still enjoying their summer may it be really hot and you love it or finding yourself a place to keep cool. It's hot here again this week. I think it's really the hottest summer we have had in quite some time.
My card for you today is for the Squiggles and giggles blog. Its a special challenge time again with Christmas as the theme. My stamp is from the Oscar and Daisy collection called Daisy with present. You can click here to get it for yourself or any other fabulous Squiggle Stamps. If you would like to try your hand at the challenge, click here to find more details. It's a great chance to win some free Squiggle goodies and a guest spot on the design team. Take a peek around the rest of the Squiggles and giggles blog and see all of the exciting projects the team has to offer.

Stay cool everyone..and enjoy the last few weeks of summer. Winter will be here before you know it!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birtday Monsters!

Hello everyone.

We are in the middle of a heat wave here in Chicagoland! I love the heat, but a little too much right now. I am not looking forward to -0* temps so I will be happy with our 95-100* right now :)

Today I am happy to be bringing another design for the squiggle stamps team over at the Squiggles and giggles blog! These are such cutie little monsters you can't be scared of them. They are called "monster mash" and you can pick them up by clicking here. I am not exactly sure what the pattern paper is, I grabbed it from my stash. The cardstock is SU real red and some misc green and orange I had. I added the google eyes and some glitter accents to make it fun. Just a little ribbon and bling to finish it off.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying cool wherever you may be.

Don't forget to check the squiggle stamps store for lots more fun designs!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fintastic Friends

Good evening friends! I must say..Squiggles Stamps went and made it happen! They designed a new stamp in the lilliputs collection and it's a mermaid. Now you didn't think I would pass up the opportunity to use this one right away now did you? When I saw this, I would have to say that I was in heaven..maybe even drooled a little :) It had to be on my list of stamps to use today!

My paper is from imaginisce and peach cardstock. I added some seaweed from m cricut and a few store bought embellishments. Every mermaid must have bling, so I had to add the pearls. Glittered up her fin and added some crystal effects to the bubbles. Lots of fun on this card, somehow I just kept going and going. Don't forget to head on over to the squiggles blog to check out all of the wonderful eye candy our new design team ladies come up with. From looking at their work, they are going to be a great addition to the team!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Squiggle stamps "mermaid"

Paper: Stampin up "peach parfait"

Pattern Paper: Inaginisce "ocean motion"

Ink: Momento brown

Copic Markers: YR24,21 Y23,21 E00,11 R20,21,22,24 YG25,21 V17

Misc: Dazzling diamonds, Jolees embellishments, pearl bling

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beautiful Day

Hello everyone.

It's been a while. Good old summer :)

Today I have sweet little card I made with a stampin up set touch of kindness. It's a couple stamps from the set I put together to make one scene. He actually reminds me of my big fat kitty. He is 22 pounds and his name is tigger. Our big guy is gray and not orange though. My paper is scraps from linen paper pack and I just added a few punches and bling. I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Happy crafting!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Christmas in July



Hello everyone. I hope you have been having a wonderful week. I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted. I have been enjoying the week and summer with my girls. It has finally warmed up here and we have just been really out and about...besides sleeping in a little longer than usual!
Yesterday was my day over at the squiggles blog so I am hoping they won't mind that I sneak these in a day late :) I am not sure how I missed it, but I am making up for it with two cuties!

I like to start making two Christmas cards a week starting in July as a minimum so I am not rushing to get them all finished at the end of the year. I thought I better get started since it is now July!

I used two fabulous stamps from the Squiggle stamps store. I used skating with gifts and gifts galore. I finished them off with some die cuts and punches and LOTS of glitter and bling. Can't get through the holiday season without a lot of glitter :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to stop by the squiggle blog to see what's new!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Summer fun






Hello everyone.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I have had a nice day in my crafty place today. These are a few of the creation I have come up with to share. The first card and tag are from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. Of course I had to fit some summer stuff into the day. And I actually noticed today, I make a lot of mermaids. I am not sure why I love them so much, but I just can't get enough of them. For the card, I added some extras from the sponge bob cricut cartridge and the tag has some really fun glitter paper along with some more scraps. My fairy card is made with some new graphic 45 paper I picked up at Archivers the other day. I just took some of the images and glittered them up and put it all together. It's one of those that is prettier in person.

Enjoy!