Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The Greeting Farm (one of my favorite stamp sites) is having a BLOG HOPPIN' BASH today in honor of their birthday/anniversary. If you are not familiar with The Greeting Farm I suggest a visit to their site. Unfortunately (for my wallet) they have the most adorable stamps!! The mission was to create a birthday card, birthday layout or 3d birthday project using any Greeting Farm stamp.

I chose the Mermaid Anya stamp as she was my very first TGF stamp I purchased and colored with my newly acquired copic markers. She is also my favorite TGF stamp. The background paper is "Citronella Waves" from K&Company. The little fishies and shells are "Braddies" from Doodlebug Design Inc. The coral and seaweed were hand drawn on white mulberry paper and then inked with Tim Holtz distress inks in dried marigold and pine needles. I couldn't resist adding a little bling with the mini pearls, flower and stickles. A girl, whether she's on land or in the sea, can always use a little sparkle.

To hop along visit the TGF blog, Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm, by clicking here. I am sure you will fall in LOVE with their stamps as I have and am just as sure your wallets will take the same hit mine has.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


My niece, Alyssa, just recently lost her first tooth. In honor of this milestone I decided to make her a tooth fairy box. Fortunately for me, Melyssa at Whimsie Doodles just released, a week or so ago, this adorable digi stamp. Isn't she just the sweetest thing ever? She also has a boy fairy in her Etsy Shop, there is a link to Whimsie Doodles to the right. I love the layout of this box. It's a little different compared to most of the ones I usually do. I found this box on Mariska's blog here. She is very talented and was kind enough to help me out with the making of this box. Thank you so much Mariska!! The sentiments pictured below on each side of the box lid comes with the tooth fairy digi stamp when purchased.
Here is a picture of the front of the box when fully opened.

This poem is on the front of the opened box and is also included with the tooth fairy image.

Close up pic of my little fairy. I added diamond Stickles to her wings and Glossy Accents to the tooth. Maybe this box will score Alyssa a little more tooth fairy dough....what do you think?

Monday, July 27, 2009


I came up with this card the other day while Caitlin and I were coloring our Anya stamps. We spent an afternoon just coloring a bunch of Anya images in different color combinations. I liked the look of all of the different ballerina's together, thus the birth of this simple card. I cut out three of the Ballerina Anya's from the Greeting Farm and popped them up off the background cardstock with pop dots. The ballerina bar was made with a strip of tan and Glossy Accents. I just recently discovered this stuff and LOVE it. Inside the cards reads "to someone who is tutu cute". Thanks for looking and Happy Monday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I have never done a sketch challenge before but have always wanted to try one. Amy's blog is one that I stalk....umm, I mean follow...on a regular basis. When she came out with this sketch last week I thought, what the heck, I will try it. Plus I had a new Anya stamp to play with. So here is Amy's sketch and all of the info about it: AMYRS72 ......
......and here is my take on it.

All of the paper is from my scrap stash. The stamp is the new "Hippie Anya" from the Greeting Farm. She is a limited edition, so go grab her now. Isn't she just GROOVY BABY?! I used my new circle nestabilities and some of my surplus of dotlets. The sentiment stamp is a Studio G $1 stamp from Michael's and I used Glossy Accents on the headband flower. If you have a chance, check out Amy's blog, her cards are fabulous!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


This is a card that I made for my nephew who will be turning 3 next month. Where has the time gone?

The image used on this card is a digital stamp from Dustin Pike. Please check out his blog (you can find a link to the right of my blog), he is simply amazing!! Even his sidewalk chalk drawings are to die for!!! I wish I had just a tenth of the talent this man has in his little pinkie. Every Wednesday he offers a FREE digital image for downloading. This is one of the freebies.

The background paper was made by cutting out a cloud with my sizzix die, using it as a stencil and chalking the blue in. I am very happy with the results. Now go check out Dustin's will be amazed!!


I found this card last year on the Cricut MB created by "bstaarswife" and fell in love with it. It is very simple and utilizes the Studio G $1 stamps popular at Michael's, so I totally scrapjacked it. Her card is cuter and she printed her sentiment on did she do that? As I mentioned before I am totally ready for the holidays. Never mind the fact that it is 104 today...yuck!

Friday, July 10, 2009


If you haven't had a chance to check out Whimsie Doodles, I highly recommend you do so. There is a link to the store to the right of my blog under "my favorite shopping places". I am in love with just about every digi stamp she has.

This card was made with a digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles. Isn't the little bear too cute? The sentiment is from a Studio G $1 stamp from Michael's, and the patterned paper is from a DCWV Halloween stack. Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a great weekend!


I am totally in the holiday mood! I know it is like 90 degrees outside it Christmas yet? I have already started my Christmas shopping, have some Christmas cards underway, and will be starting on my tags soon. I LOVE the holidays and can't wait for summer to be over.

Here is a quick card that I made last night using another Whimsie Doodles digi stamp. I also used my just recently purchased circle Nestabilities (I know I am always last to jump on board) and some scraps from last years or maybe it's the year before, (?) DCWV Halloween stack.

Hurry up fall!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I can't believe I am already into making Christmas cards. I usually don't think about Christmas cards until October, but when I was out the other day and saw this cube stamp I could not resist buying it and using it right away. The stamp is from Stampendous - MTC07 "Snow Friends Mini Cube". Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!!