Friday, July 30, 2010

Up and Away!

Pig Balloon by Chicken Girl Designs available at i {heart} papers

Kate, at i {heart} papers, is "Up and Away!" at CHA these part few days and has some great sales going on here to make room for the fun new stuff she is bringing back!

I made this for Bev's F4A23: Side-Swiped, Cindy's DTGD Challenge, Kelly's DTGD Challenge and Deb's DTGD Challenge at SCS.

I paper-pieced the balloon and the pig's scarf with some retired SU! DP from my stash.

My Pig Balloon is a digital image by Chicken Girl Design Stamps, along with Copics and Heavyweight Cardstock available at i {heart} papers!

Thanks for stopping by!  I have had a wonderful week enjoying my son and his fiance.  They have been here since Monday night, and are leaving in the morning.  I am taking them to the zoo in Omaha first and then to their flight.  Sadness!  Next time I see them will be wedding week!  If you didn't see the proposal pictures, click HERE.

On a side note, can anyone tell me why my Blogger posts from other days disappeared?  I have in my settings to show 30 days at a time, and it always has until this week.  It still says 30 days in my settings and I have no idea where they went!  Suggestions?

Stamps: Chicken Girl Design Stamps available at i {heart} papers
Paper: Heavyweight White CS, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, SU! DP
Ink: Copics
Accessories: EK Success border punch, grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer, blue brads, ticket corner punch
Techniques: paper piecing

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fun Announcements and a Garland of Posies!

Posy Garland from Rubber Stamp Tapestry

First of all, Happy Anniversary to me (and my husband!)! We are celebrating 28 years today!
Dinner out and then going to see our daughter in Crane River Theatre's production of "Godspell" - for the second time!  

I am excited about this beautiful stamp set called Posy Garland from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. It is one of three brand new sets specifically designed to stamp on fabric (such as quilt blocks), but it works so well on paper too!

For today's SCS Inspiration Challenge, Stef showed us a site called Novica, which I loved browsing! Awesome stuff. I even found a bracelet that I ordered with birthday money! I used this brooch for my inspiration. I also made this for Melanie's SCS DTGD Challenge for Fan Club members. If you aren't a Fan Club member, you are missing out on some fun stuff!

I stamped on Glossy White paper with VersaColor ink and then embossed with Clear EP. And although in the photo the dark carstock looks black, it really is a beautifull textured dark green from The Paper Studio.

Check out this awesome tutorial from Susan at RST!  It shows just how to use these sets on fabric, wood and paper, and she has made a gorgeous quilt block!  Later next week I will be showing you some ways to use fabric on your cards.

And now I am so pleased and excited to announce that I have been asked to be the August Guest Designer for Sparkle N Sprinkle!  I was honored and surprised when Donna emailed me, and I am so excited to be a part of the wonderful Sparkle Design Team and company. Look for more about SNS and my SNS designs in August!!

For the final announcement, as many of you know, I hosted Unity's FWF blinkie yesterday!  And I chose a winner this morning by randomly picking names out of a basket!  Congratulations to Carol B! Carol, please email Jimmi at
with your full name, addy and what you won!

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate it so much!

Stamps: Posy Garland and Thinking of You Today Block Stamp by Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: Glossy White, Sage Shadow, Dark Green Textured (The Paper Studio)
Ink: VersaColor: Peony, Orchid, Evergreen, Olive
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls, MS punch, satin trimmed organdy ribbon, Judikins Clear Detail EP, Circle punches
Techniques: embossing