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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I'm pleased to announce that not only do we have a NEW DIGITAL RELEASE but we also have a NEW CHALLENGE today at WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG and it is ANYTHING GOES!!  Hope you will come play along at WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG as well as check out all the gorgeous creations from the DT.

Please remember to mention our challenge with a link to WHIMSY STAMPS BLOG on your blog post.  Anyone can enter using any image, but you are limited to 3 entries per person.   Sure hope you will come join the fun!

Don't forget to check out our NEW Digital Releases from

this month at Whimsy Stamps Store.  All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality. You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.

My creation uses Whimsy Stamps Store digi image Couple In Love from the Crissy's Digis Collection.  I love this gorgeous image and had so much fun coloring it with my Copics.  I chose DP from Webster's Pages and CS from Bazzill.  I did a fun fold this time around, not sure what the fold is called.  Image cut with Taylored Expressions die, sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Nestie.  Stickers are from K and Co. and pearls are from Recollections.  I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge as well as check out all the New Releases at Whimsy Stamps Store.  Hugs:)


Another post from me today!  Busy day here on the blog as it seems the first of the month always is.   Hard to believe it's October already, feels like kids were on summer break just yesterday!

I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  You have 1 week to come play along, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.

My card today features digi Angelica Raking from Inky Impressions.  I have colored this wonderful image with my Copics and cut out with scissors.   I made a Fall Box using Bazzill CS and Doodlebug DP.  I added a band and leaves from an SVG Cuts template set that I cut on my Pazzle.  I added sentiment from My Craft Spot that is cut with Nestie.    Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


Well after a great month long celebration of our 100th challenge, we are back with a new challenge and lots more fun at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!

I'm pleased to announce we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE and the theme is ANNIVERSARY!  You are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY to play along, but if you do, you could win the BIG PRIZE of $10 voucher to the shop!!  Plus, DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY has so many amazing images for sale, I hope you will go visit the shop:)  You have until October 14 to come play along.  Please make sure to follow all our challenge rules - they can be found at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE.

I have used this gorgeous image Heart of Roses from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY .  I colored this image with Copics and cut out using Nestie.  I added JudiKinz glaze to the center of the roses to add depth and shine.  DP is Basic Grey, CS is Bazzill.  I used a Tonic die behind the image and added Recollections pearls.  Sentiment is from A. Jillian Vance Designs and is cut with Nestie.  I added Darice bling.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Halloween Fun with Faery Ink

Hello everyone!!   Today I have colored up the adorable Autumn Pumpkin Cutie Kitty Pig Tails that you can find at Faery Ink Shop.   This image is stunning and she was so much fun to color with my Copics.

I found these awesome papers from in my stash - I am not sure where they are from, but I have had them a really long time and I love the colors.  I used Nesties for all the round cuts and the sentiment, which is from Taylored Expressions.  I added bling from Recollections and buttons from Basic Grey.

Copic Colors I used:

Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000

Leaves and ground - G99, YG67, YG03, E19, YR24, Y21, YR16

Pumpkin YR18, YR68, Y38, Y17, YG03, E13

Top and tights - V09, V17, V15

Hair E40, YR30, YR31, E43, E44

Scarf, socks and ribbons YG67, G09, G07, G05, G03

Kitty, boots and skirt W8, W6, W4

W2 used around the image.

Sure hope you like it and that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there!!  Also hope you will visit Faery Ink Blog to see all the fabulous DT inspiration!!



We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and it is BINGO - so choose any row of 3 on the board below - across, down or diagonal - for your creation.  Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!

Have you been to the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS store recently?  Hope you will pop in to see all the WONDERFUL products available, including NEW CDs and our NEW RELEASE stamps!!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp, digi image or die from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. Also, a if you are or become a follower of our Inspiration Blog CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, add a 3 after your name.  That means if you used an image or die from our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS shop and follow CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, you can add 6 after your name, which gives you 6x entries!!  You have until Monday, October 6 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.

For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp Skip Skip.  This image is so fun and a joy to color with my Copics.  I added flowers from Prima, DP from Bella Blvd. and CS from Bazzill and Coredinations.  Image is cut with Sue Wilson die and other die cut used is Marianne Designs.  I used the row of Designer Paper, Die Cut and Sentiment from the Bingo board.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Hi everyone!  I am happy to report I am feeling much better than I was a week ago.  Hope everyone else is having a great weekend.   It's been another busy one here, but relaxing enough to enjoy:)

I have a new project to share today, this time using Mori Fashion Girl and she can be found at ZURI ARTSY CRAFTSY SHOP along with all the rest of Zuri's amazing images including all the brand new releases.

I have colored this wonderful image with Copics:

Dress is RV29, RV14, RV13 RV11 and RV25, RV23, RV21 and RV02.
Shirt is BG49, BG57 and BG53.
Socks are combo of dress and shirt colors as are flowers.

Grass and vines in her hair and hand are G99, YG67, YG63 and YG03.

Highlights G20, shadow G21.

Hair is YR31, Y26, Y35, E35.
Skin E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000.
Eyes are YG63 and YG03.

DP is Kaisercraft, I think it's so pretty and goes so well with this image.  CS IS Bazzill and SU.  Image is cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies and Prima pearls on the side.  Sentiment is from DRS Designs, cut with Nestie and Prima and bling added.  Sure hope you like it and that it provides you with inspiration.



Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   I was really tired at the start of yesterday but started feeling better after taking some sinus medication.  It was a beautiful day out and then hubby and I got to go to dinner with some friends, which was lots of fun, so a good day overall:)

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is CHANGE OF SEASON and/or WEATHER.  You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We have a new category for our challenges - starting this challenge you may now enter with a colored image only in addition to card/project entries.  Colored images only are limited to one per person per challenge and a prize will be given for the colored image category.

We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering Emily Windy Days!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!

This image can be yours for free if you used a Lacy Sunshine image in Challenge #42.  All you need to do is email Audrey (that's me) at putting "Challenge Digi" in the subject line.  You can also purchase  in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe for only $2 during this challenge (scroll down to the bottom of the Shoppe's main page).

We also have our Selfie Contest going on each Saturday at LACY SUNSHINE FACEBOOK FAN GROUP - Selfie Saturday, so I hope you will check that out.  If you haven't joined our LACY SUNSHINE FACEBOOK FAN GROUP, I hope you will head over and join the fun.

My card today uses Bubbles Autumn from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.  This image fits so perfectly with this fortnight's theme.  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Hot Off The Press dies.  Flower is cut with Nesties.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot is also cut with Nesties.  Ribbon is Offray.  DP is Doodlebug Designs and CS is Bazzill.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   We have another busy weekend complete with 3 soccer games - 2 today, 1 tomorrow.  I am hoping to get some crafting done, although I feel as though I am in a bit of a creative funk right now - hopefully the mojo returns soon.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is GIRLY.  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, October 10, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – $15 voucher to Paper Sweeties (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 5 is now available for pre-order!!

My creation today uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS image Fairies Storytime which I have colored with Copics.  This is one of my favorite images, it's so precious and was such fun to color.  I cut image and frame out with Tonic Studios dies.  Die in lower left from my stash.  Flowers are Prima, sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers and cut with die from my stash.  DP is Kaisercraft and CS is Bazzill and CTMH.   Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Friday, September 26, 2014


Hello everyone!!  Today I have colored up the beautiful Fairy Autumn Faery that you can find at Faery Ink Shop.   This image is stunning and she was so much fun to color with my Copics.

I found these awesome papers from My Little Shoebox in my stash that I think just work perfectly to showcase the image.  Image is cut out with Nestie.  I added sentiments from Dorcerela Stamps and cut those out with Nestie.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Copic Colors I used:

Skin E04, E11, E21, E00, E000

Leaves on skirt G28, YG17, YG13, YG03, G20

Wings YG05, YG01, YG00

Top YR18, YR16, YR12

Hair Y21, Y26, YR24, E37

I added orange Atyou Spica for her toenails.

Sure hope you like it and that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there!!  Hope you will also visit the FAERY INK BLOG to see the work of all the other DT members as well as the challenge we have going on there!


Thursday, September 25, 2014


Hi everyone!  i'm back here with you today to share my newest creation using one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.   I hope you will pay a visit to Treasured Times Inspiration Blog, so you can see all the projects the DT gals have been showcasing over there, they are all fabulous!

Since we are fast approaching Halloween, I decided to use one of the many awesome Halloween stamps from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  I have chosen Booh Witch from artist Erica Nicomedi.

I absolutely adore this image and she was so much fun to color.  Image is colored with Copics after being stamped on Cryogen White paper using Memento black ink to stamp image.  

I decided to go with a "witchy-green" skin tone for this image and I think it turned out pretty cool - I hope you do too!  Colors used for skin are YG97, YG95, YG93 and YG91.  I added V01 for cheeks.

Witches hair is V06, V04 and V01.

Hat and outfit are W9, W7, W5 and W3.  I also colored spider necklace with W7 and W5 and then added some clear Sakura pen so that it showed up against her outfit of the same colors.  Patches on outfit and hat done with YR18, YR16, YR14, V09, V17, V15 and YG17, YG13 and YG03.  Oranges and green combo also used for letters as well as V06, V04 and C7, C5.

Her broom stick handle is done with E15, YR24 and YR21.  I added BG90 for the hightlights behind her and C4 and C2 under the base of the image.  I sure hope you like how the coloring turned out!

I chose Doodlebug Designs DP and CS from Bazzill, Coredinations and CTMH.  I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the spider webs, which I think go great with the image and I found this awesome spider web ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I cut image with Taylored Expressions dies, and found this great dimensional and textured pumpkin sticker from Jolee's Boutique that I think adds a great finishing touch.
 I sure do hope you like it!!


Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  This week has just flown by and a lot going on and I completely forgot what day it was!!

Since I realized it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we start a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is MAKE IT MINI - so we are looking for ATCs, tags, altered stuff - anything smaller than the typical A2 card - hope you will come play along:)   You have until October 7 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.  Our challenge rules can be found in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS Polka Dots Pals Jane rubber stamp.  I have colored this cutie with Copics.  I have made a bookmark for my younger daughter's teacher using a set of Sizzix tag dies, Bazzill CS and SU DP.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Nestie.   I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today Scrapper's Delight Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES w/ a twist of NO DESIGNER PAPER!

Anyone can come play along in our challenge, but we'd sure love to see you use an image from Scrapper's Delights Store or any Scrapper's Delight image found at Stitchy Bear Shop.  Janice's images are adorable and I know you will have as much fun as I did creating with one!

Lastly before I show off my creation, we would love to have you come join our Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fan Group!  Hope you will come join our fun chats and show off your Scrapper's Delights creations:)

For my card today, I have chosen 1 of the fabulous images from the THE PROPOSAL from Scrapper's Delights Store.   Image is colored with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens then cut out with scissors.  I added a die from Tonic Studios behind the image and bling from my stash on the sides.  CS is Bazzill and SU.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Sue Wilson die.  Sure hope you like it and will come join along at Scrapper's Delight Challenge.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Hello everyone!!  I am here with you today to share my latest creation using one of the fabulous September Digi New Releases found at the Whimsy Stamps Store.   Remember that all Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.  You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.   To find all of the digital images available, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Also, don't forget to enter our Current Challenge - MONOCHROMATIC you have until October 1 to come play along!!

I am still in my Autumn color mood this week, so I have another creation using the deep tones of fall.

My creation today uses Freya from the Marika Collins Collection found at Whimsy Stamps Store.   This image is just gorgeous and so much fun to color with my Copics.  I cut the image out with Nestie.  DP is Basic Grey and CS is Bazzill.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Nestie and bling is Bo Bunny.  Sure hope you like it!  
Hugs and have a great day!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Hi everyone!  I am here today with my first inspirational post for ZURI ARTSY CRAFTSY BLOG.  Today's post is going to be short and sweet as I have been sick all weekend and still not feeling well, so I want to go back to bed:(

Hope everyone else had a great weekend.  Despite being sick, there was still a lot going on here with both boys playing soccer out of town on opposite sides of where we live, so I went with one and hubby went with the other.

This is Peace and Love image that I have used today and she can be found at ZURI ARTSY CRAFTSY SHOP along with all the rest of Zuri's amazing images including all the brand new releases showcased here yesterday.

I have colored this wonderful image with Copics:

Skirt and bow R27, R08, R05, R02 and R01.
Shirt R27, R08, BG78, BG75, B52 (BG/B combo also used for socks)
Shoes and hair E57, E34, E53
Skin E04, E11, E21,E00, E000

DP is from My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey.  I used CS from Bazzill and CTMH.  Image cut with Crafter's Companion dies, flowers with Nestie and Lifestyle Crafts dies, sentiment with MFT die.  Sentiment is from clear stamp set - sorry don't know company it came from.  I think the sentiment works nicely with this image, I hope you do too and that you like my creation!