Friday, November 25, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!

For the next 3 days we are offering 
At the checkout just enter the code "MegaSale" 
and your order total will be cut in half.
Today we are releasing a bunch of 
adorable digi stamps! They are Christmas,
 Winter and Hanukkah themed.

Aren't these adorable?!!!?
I fell in love with
and decided to make a treat box
to put a few pouches of
Hot Cocoa Mix in.

The template Boxed Lunch is from
 My Time Made Easy
and though this is cute...easy it was not!
Of Course I had to cut all the pieces out 
by hand so that was half the battle.
It is with a sad heart I must share
this is my last dt posting with 
I have taken on a  role
in life that allows little time
for me to create.
 I know I will find time it
is just going to take some time
to figure it out.
Have a great day and 
happy shopping!


4 Crafty Chicks  snowflakes
Aud Sentiments  Winter holiday sentiments
Digi Doodles  Animals
Paper Craft Journey  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon  Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop  Things with Wings
Creative Craft  Free For All
Lady Bug Crafts  Winter Blues
Lollipop Crafts  Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge # 20

So did you survive your first day of the work week?
If it was a tough pill to swallow, well
you've only got 4 more to go!
Let's talk about something more palatable
shall we?
We have a new itinerary at
 comes from our very own Jenn Borjeson:
1 wings
2 ribbons
3 buttons
4 black and white
5 clouds
6 trees
7 3 or more pattern papers
8 polka dots
9 embossing
10 fussy cutting
I loved this itinerary!!!
Here is my card
from YNS.
(Click for sharper image)
I used 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
(inside of card)

Well there you have it, 
so why don't you go get yourself stranded.
We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hooked On Crafts  Die cuts
Lexi's Creations  No Straight Edges
The Pink Elephant  Embossing
Birthday Sundaes  Use a Tree
Dutch Dare  Punches and Dies

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paper Sundaes Digi Challenge...

Happy Sunday!
Pink Cat Studio is sponsoring
Paper Sundaes and the prize is 5 digis !!!!
For challenge # 95 they want to see digis used
easy-peasy right?
I made another gift bag
adapted from  a Mel Stampz
template found here
using this sassy image called
Lilly Loves to Shop
(click for larger image)
(detail of beaded feet and trim)
(Detail of handle)
I love these darling beads from the
Timeline series by the Bead Treasury!
I added itty bitty sliver brads as the center
and throughout the creation.
(glitter detail)
Oh I wish you could see the lovely sparkle
detail from the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen!
Thanks for stopping by!

2 Sisters  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  Triple treat
Cardmadfairy's  Digi Days  Texture
Crafty Catz  Digi image
Crafty Ribbons  No Cards
Rainbow Lady  Pink and Green
Divas By Design  Metal
Truly Scrumptious  Bingo  Glitter / Glimmer, Die cuts, Ribbon
Digital Tuesdays  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday  Bling It On
Crafts and Me  Birthdays

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

pucker up and get a handle on it!

Happy Tuesday, did you have a great weekend?
Mine flew by with no crafting so today I 
hopped over to Feline Playful to grab some
challenge inspiration and went to work.
The first challenge to catch my eye was 
Oh my gosh check out this
inspiration piece by Kryssi Ng:
I have more cards than I care to discuss so I created 
a purse style gift bag showcasing Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket, using the
Pucker Up template from 
My Time Made Easy. 
Adding a handle 
gave it a fun twist
as well as made it easier to transport.
I used some pewter brads as accents and 
photo hangers (CTMH)to attach the handle.
(detail image)
The beautiful butterfly is a Spellbinders Die as well
as the window cut and other paper accents.
I cannot remember where I purchased
the 3 square buttons but it feels great knowing
they are almost gone!
The hemp, sentiment and two toned
Terracotta accent paper behind the butterfly is CTMH.
Well that's about it thanks for
stopping by!
Paper Play  Button Up
Crafty Catz  Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenges  Wrap It Up
Creative Inspirations Paint  Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart  Metal
The Crazy Challenge  Something with wings

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gobble Gobble Gobble!

The title post translates into sale sale sale!
Yes sir for the next three days you can stock up 
on all the amazing digi's! That includes the newest releases
for Thanksgiving!
Oh aren't these just great!
If you love them all now is the time to pick these 
up because the value pack is 24.99 but don't forget
for the next three days it's half of that...
I wanted to try something different and created 
a decorative sleeve for a champagne glass.
Wouldn't it be fun to do up a whole table like this?
Of course if no alcohol is at your table 
then napkin rings would work too.
is wonderful.
As a special gift to all of our digi stamping friends
 we are giving away a free digital stamp!
 No purchase necessary.
 Just visit this link and you can download this cute stamp.
 It comes in both black & white and in color.

How cute is that, I think she's pushing
pies to help us forget about
Roasted Duck with Apple Dressing.
Thanks For Stopping bye!

Cooking It up with Kate  Anything But A Card
Fresh Brewed  Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks  Die Cuts
Dutch Dare   Give Thanks or Thanksgiving
Paper Crafting Journey  use a Digi
Bearly Mine  Anything But A Card
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes + a bit of bling
Bows and Berries  CAS

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We have a winner!!!!

Hi all thanks for your patience! I am pleased to announce my Blog Candy winner is:

Scrapalajen said...

Beth, I'm a new follower and thank you for the awesome candy. I've posted it on my sidebar.

Please email me at so I can mail of you candy!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Desert Island Crafters Challenge # 19

So, are you suffering from
any sort of a candy hangover today?
We have 3 giant bags of candy in
the house and I am scared!
We have a great itinerary for this weeks
1) Fall theme
2) Lace
3) Leafs
4) Glitter
5) Stitching (Real or Faux)
6) Bling
7) Punches
8) Kraft card stock
9) Pumpking
10) Distressed
With all these options I created a 
Happy Birthday gift bag using the 
My Time Made Easy template
Carry Clutch:
I used options 4,5,6,7,8 & 10
Here is a close up of the glittered button.
This is a pretty good sized bag,
I am certain you could fit 3 of those
smaller sized lotions and sorts from
Bath and Body Works.
Now all I need is a Birthday!
Have a great day!
PS I am going over my Candy Participants and will 
announce the winner soon!

Craft Your Passion  Bingo (flowers, Free Spot/glitter, Bling)
Heart Song Inspiration  Embossing and 3 or more layers
OLLCB  Stitching
The Pink Elephant  Distressing
Come and Get It   Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can  Halloween and or Anything but a Card
Gingerloft Challenges  Bingo (Buttons, Decorative Paper,Glitter)
Basic Grey  Anything Goes
Raise the Bar  Stitching
Totally Papercrafts  Glitter It
More Than Favors  Anything Goes
Creatalicious  Distress the Edges

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Day 9...

Happy Saturday!
You hopefully noticed the blinkie on my side bar 
in reference to the 
14 Days of YNS Holiday Fun. 
If you have missed any of the days
you will be giving yourself 
a big treat by going back to day one!
Karen has done a fantastic job with
these new releases. She asked me to help out this month
because her release is huge!
I am lucky enough to share
Isn't she great?
I don't follow Hockey with exception to a single
match every few years. My kids however
love these Bey Blades I used as props
so I pulled out a tiny metal lunch box
distressed the heck out of it
and altered it. 
What do you think of the
brown Corduroy?
I recycled it from a pair of my 
kids hole-in-the-knee pants.
I Mod Podged the back of the fabric
to stiffen it up and used my 
rectangular spellbinders as the die.
Now they can keep all there metal tips
in one place with style.
By the way 
Anything But A Card
Is the YNS Challenge right now
so you can bet I'll be entering this.
Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamps  Anything Goes
More than Favors Wacky Wed  Anything Goes
Paper Shelter  Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow  Metal
Crafty Sentiments  No Designer Paper
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Do you like being scared?

Well I sure do!

Welcome all to our fantastically 
Haunty Halloween  Hop!
Whether you prefer seriously spooky or
cutie I know you find all of
these creations amazing!!!!
If you came from Tanya Johnson's blog
you are at the right place if not you will miss
out big time if you don't start from the
beginning which is Cyndi Bundy's blog 
The Scrappy Chick.
I'd like to give Cyndi Bundy a huge
thanks for all her organizational efforts
you are the best! 
In case you get lost along the way 
here is the entire hop list:
We have TONS of fabulous Halloween prizes from our wonderful sponsors!
Stampendous! ( 5 winners... 1 Halloween bg cling stamp each winner..Crowscape, Graveyard, Beware Gate, Castle Gate, Pumpkin Fence)

Karber Digital Designs...2 digis to one winner

Skipping Stones Design...Halloweenie set

Smeared Ink  (5 single digis...1 each to 5 winners? or 5 to 1 winner?)

Strange Skin...1 set of choice (except Zombies)

Jens Digi Stamp...(5 images to one winner)

Simply Betty Stamps...($10 Gift Certificate)

La-La Land Crafts ($10 Gift Certificate)

Dreamweavers Stencils: 3 prizes: each is 4 stencils, 2 brushes,  with 3 technique sheets each!
Be sure to leave comments along the entire hop
because these prizes are hidden along the way,
you have until Wed October 26th 8 PM EST.
Are you ready to see my creation?
(click for sharper image)
 (close up)
Now you can chose to believe me or not
but I swear I made 80 of these
for my kiddo's class treats this year.
They are all packed up and ready to go!
I used Thurston The Vampire
A Sweet November Stamp
by Amy Young.
As a time saver I did a black and white
of this dapper vampire.
Seriously, can you imagine coloring every one of these?
OK enough about me I am
really excited for your next stop
Mary Collins, she is sure
to inspire.
Have a great hop!

Paper Play  Use black
Delightful Challenges  Halloween
Crafting For All Seasons  Halloween
Decorate To Celebrate  Halloween Decorations
Divas By Design  Something Spooky
I Brake For Challenges  Halloween
Party Time Tuesday  Totally Spooky
Sweet Stamps  Lots of layers
Crafty Boots  Halloween or Autumn
Hooked On Crafts  Something Spooky
Make It Monday With Kraft  Spooky Stuff
My Craft Spot  3D creation
The Crazy Challenge  Halloween
Corrosive Challenges  Flying Things
Addicted To Stamps  Halloween
Gingerloft  Halloween or Fall
Paper Sundaes  Fall or Halloween

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Release!

Happy Thursday to you!
So, have you been having a great time
playing along with  
Today Melissa has created some
super terrific Christmas images:
 I immediately fell in love with
(click for sharper image)
You have got to stop over at Melissa's Blog
there are some fun cards especially
the Cool Santa!
Thanks for Stopping bye!

Aud Sentiments Challenges  Winter Theme
4 Crafty Chicks  Marker It Up
The Pixie Cottage  Sweet as candy
OLLCB  Let it Snow
Little Claire's  Christmas
Christmas Inspirations  Punches/Diecuts
Crafting When We Can  Christmas

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Cutest Christmas Elves

 I love Christmas cards
 especially when I get to
use my favorite stamps such as 
(click for sharper image)
I don't know if you can tell but I added
 liquid applique and glitter
to the girl elf's hat and dress
 for some dimension and sparkle.
The papers are from the kit that came
with the stamps and the fiber
is from a very old stash from Close To My Heart.
The cute red Jingle Bells circle tag is maybe
Bo-Bunny but don'y quote me on it!
Well that's it!
May your Monday transition go smoothly!


Little Claire's Christmas
Sparkle's Christmas Challenge  Song Inspired "Jingle Bells"
Jingle Belles   Song Inspired "Jingle Bells"
Christmas Stamping  All Year Long Seeing Spots
ABC Christmas Challenge  Unused stash since last Christmas!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Desert Island Crafts Designer!

Yep that's me, I was asked by 
the amazing Cyndi aka 
if I'd like get stranded with them
and I just couldn't resist!
This week's Itinerary comes from the 
Simply Betty Stamps Design Team
The Itinerary

1 Halloween
2 SBS Image
3 Favourite colour
4 Found Object
5 Candy Colours
6 Not Square
7 Stripes
8 Shades of Grey
9 Bats and Spiders
10 The UnDead

I was fortunate enough to receive
I love Tim Burton he is amazing 
on so many levels!
Here is my card hitting 1,2,6,8,9, and 10.
(click for sharper image)
I love these BasicGrey Eeerie papers, 
they create the perfect backdrop especially that tree.
To see some true inspiration be sure to 
hop over to the Desert Island Crafters challenge sight and heck...
why not play along?

Fussy and Fancy  Fall or Halloween
Crafty Creations  3 dp, 2 embellishments, 1 image
Card Makin' Mamas  Halloween
Alphabet Challenge  S=soon to be Halloween
Pixie Cottage Challenge  Dark and Spooky
Simon Says Stamp  Halloween or Gothic
Creative Card Crew  Spooky Fun
Going Grey  Halloween
Tip Top Tuesday  Use DP
Cupcake Craft  Halloween

Friday, October 14, 2011

Treat Bags are finished!!!

Happy happy joy joy I have finished all 
the treat bags...all 80! 
It seems there was some procreation
 unbeknownst to me!
I know some of you are anxious to see them, I will be sharing them next week.

I had a few spare minutes to create a CAS "Thank You" card
taking inspiration from
Case Study Challenge # 61.
This absolutely amazing card was created by
Niki Estes:
Don't you just love the frayed edges of canvas ?
And that red flowers just blooms right off the card WOW!
Here is my card:
(click for sharper image)

Do you like the flower?
It's several die cut butterflies cut from scraps,
stacked and rotated for petals.
Stitching on cards has such a nice look,
 I just forget about the sewing machine
once it's put away.
Thanks for stopping by,
I'll see you in the morning!

Charisma Cards  Stitches
Anything Goes  Die Cuts or Punches
Sweet Stamps  CAS
Incy Wincy  Thankful
Make It Monday With Kraft  To Die Cut For
Simon Says Stamp and Show  Wings
I Did It Creations!  Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday  Distressing
Flutterby Wednesday  Use Scraps

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I know it's been a week since I last posted, 
I am trying to get ahead on my Kiddo's/Teacher's
Halloween goody bags all 70 of them!
I will share the final outcome Saturday
October 22nd on The
Halloween Blog Hop!
Don't forget I have candy! 
Click Here for Details.

Friday, October 7, 2011