Friday, December 31, 2010

Date Night

This is seriously what my hubby and I need right now, a date night! I hardly see him all of December except when I help out at the restaurant. When he was home, for all of about 2 half-days he slept. So, I thought I would slip him this card tonight at New Years.

I used the images "Date Night" from InStyle is totally perfect! Since it is a retro image I thought it would be fun to create a pink car..I paper pieced the outside (don't ask) and then colored the rest with my copics.

The car image was cut out with Labels 10 from Spellbinders. The Dinner & a Movie ticket stub is by Bo Bunny from one of their latest lines, "Crazy Love".

  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Date Night digi (InStyle Stamps)
  • Paper: Crazy Love pp (Bo Bunny); Mocha Divine (Bazzill); White (Neenah)
  • Accessories: Labels 10 Nestabilties (Spellbinders); Pearl brads (American Crafts); Quickie Glue pen; ribbon (SU!); Red Spica glitter pen and copic markers R83, R37, E00, E000, E11, E53, E41, E27, C1, C5, W0 (Imagination International)
Here's to the end of 2010, and best wishes for 2011. Thanks to all my friends, followers, stalkers, and passer bys! I love and appreciate you all!!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years at the Cullens'

What do you say for New Years at the Cullen House? Happy New Years, AGAIN!! I am actually singing in my head, "Just another Twilight New Year" to the tune of "Just another Manic Monday"....OK, so my sense of humor is off today.

BUT, Its time for this weeks Pixie Dust Challenge... to use Silver and/or gold on your card and a bonus to make it a New Years card! I chose Emmett and Rosalie from the Pixie Dust Studio Eclipse collection for my card.

The layout for the card is based on last weeks Cute Card Thursday sketch...a bit late for the challenge, but I liked the sketch! I used new papers from Bo Bunny, and some White Bazzill Bling Stones.

For the silver, I embossed around most of the edges of my papers with Sterling Silver embossing Powder from Stampendous! and a Versamark pad.

  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Rosalie Cullen & Emmett Cullen digi (Pixie Dust Studio); computer generated sentiment
  • Paper: Bo Bunny pp; Basic Gray (SU!); white (Neenah)
  • Ink: Versamark pad
  • Accessories: Curvy Cutter (EK); Sterling SIlver EP (Stampendous); White gel pen (Signo); Metallic silver pen (American Crafts); Silver & Lavender spica pens & Copic markers Y11, Y15, E0000, E25, E27, C1, C3, C5, BV04, BV08, RV00, G28, B41, B45, YR24 (Imagination International); Versamarker; clear button (Bo Bunny); ribbon (stash); silver cord (SU!); White Bling Stones (Bazzill)

So, why don't you go join us this week? You don't have to use a Pixie Dust Studio image to play along, but we love it when you do! Either way you can win a FREE digi!

2 days left in 2010! What are you going to do with them?


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio SALE!!

Its a Year END SALE in the STUDIO!
Find several of the most popular collections at 20% off in the STUDIO!!
Be sure and get your stamps at a discount now as this sale will not be lasting LONG!!
Click on the It's a SALE link to see the fun selection of stamps!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

i heart Chloe

Post holiday greetings! We had a lovely White Christmas, a lazy morning with the kids, then friends over in the afternoon. Everything was looking great til the power went out, LOL. Only lasted about 24 hours, but wow...that can really throw you for a loop!

But today I am going to share a fun little project with you. This is Heart Chloe...isn't she just the sweetest? She is a new digi stamp available later this week from InStyle Stamps, just in time for adorable Valentine's projects.

I attached her to the bottom of a giant clothes pin that I had covered with paper and distressed with ink. When it is placed upside down on a table top you can use the clip top to hold a note or a photo. Here's a bit of a side view so you can get the idea a little better.

  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Heart Chloe digi (InStyle Stamps)
  • Paper: Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey); Double dot cs (Bo Bunny); Neenah Solar White
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Ranger)
  • Accessories: Heart Nestabilties (Spellbinders); White gel Pen (Signo); clothes pin; sponge dauber

Thanks for popping in today! Have a lovely last few days of 2010!


My Top 10 cards of 2010 Blog Hop

My friend Suzi invited me into this fun Blog Hop a few weeks ago and I think its an awesome idea! Here's the link to the beginning of the hop: The Manic World of Mrs Weyremaster

For each of my favs (and these are so hard to pick!!!) I will give you a link to the full article if you want to read about the project, and a link to the Stamp manufacturer.

1. Nativity Scene from Stampendous! Details HERE

2. Christmas Lilith from Tickled Pink. Details HERE

3. Louie from Simply Betty Stamps ... Details HERE

4. Spring Flower from Spesch Stamps....details HERE

5. Amelia Chloe from InStyle Stamps...details HERE

6. Raindrop Chloe from InStyle Stamps.... details HERE

7. Hang 10 Kody from Some Odd Girl...details HERE

8. Harry Potter from Pixie Dust Studio...details HERE

9. Ultimate Vamp Fan from Pixie Dust Studio....Details HERE

10. Princess Ariel from Pixie Dust Studio...Details HERE

OK, so thats it... I think I only made it back through 1/2 of 2010...oh well. These are still some of my favs!! enjoy the rest of the hop. Head back over to Suzi's blog to get the next link!

And please don't forget to leave everyone some love along the way....there are lots of prizes to be had... and I have a bit of a prize for one lucky winner! I will pick one random comment from this post to win a 6x6 "Togetherness" paper pad from Cosmo Cricket, courtesy of my store, The Scrappy Chick Boutique! You have until midnight EST Friday Dec 31st to leave a comment!

Thanks for hopping by!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread House

Tis the season for baking...lots of yummies which go to my tummy and then want to stay there! Its really hard not to eat all the sugary goodness right now...but I am trying to hold out!

Michael made the most adorable little gingerbread house the other day at Day Care. So I thought I would create this card as a thank you to him for the house. I used the image Gingerbread House from InStyle Stamps.

It went perfectly with the rest of this cute paper by Creative Imaginations....gumdrops and the sentiment and all!! Polka dot paper is by Bo Bunny. Markers by Copic, who else?

Don't forget the Holiday Showcase going on over at the InStyle Stamps blog right now.... a chance to win lets of ISS goodness!!

3 days and counting!!


Monday, December 20, 2010

5 days in the Life...

We are right in the middle of the InStyle Stamps "A Day in the Life" 10 day hop. Today begins the 5 holiday days! I am up with my card using "Santa's Knee" from InStyle Stamps.

I kept the design pretty simple to showcase the image. Ovals are Spellbinders, snowflake is Stampin' Up!, ribbon from my stash, buttons are Bo Bunny and a bit of divine Twine. Paper is an old line from KI Memories and the sentiment is by A Muse.

To participate in this mega long hop head over to the ISS blog, be sure to comment on all the posts, and you could win a $25 gift!!

Have a safe and de-stressed last 5 days til Christmas!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stampendous Holiday Catalog Card samples

As the days draw nearer to Christmas, my stamping time has become scarcer and scarcer. So for today I am sharing a couple of cards that I created last spring for the Stampendous! Holiday Catalog that came out in July. Its hard to think that as designers we are working so far ahead sometimes! (I have in fact been working on tons of summer samples for the last month!!)

The first card is with adorable little Rooco the Raccoon. He is tossing some fun confetti in the air in celebration of winter. (Confetti was created with Red metallic Class-a-Peel stickers by Stampendous!)

The next card is one that was out of my comfort zone. The main image is a sentiment, "Snow Brackets" embossed with Chinese Red Embossing Powder (Stampendous!) and cut out with a Nestabilities. The background was embossed with the Ornaments Cuttlebug folder and then rubbed with Craf-T-Products metallic rub ons.
OK, thats it for tonight. Its been a long week and I have lots of catching up to do tomorrow :) Thanks so much for visiting with me!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good morning! Only 9 days left!! Anyone out there not stressed? LOL. If so you must not have children or work in retail or a restaurant . Owning a restaurant puts us in a way behind state of mind every year no matter how prepared we feel. And I am hoping tomorrow is the last of the kids Christmas parties and concerts (3 tomorrow!!)

OK, on the creative note...its time for this weeks Pixie Dust Studio Challenge! This week we challenge you to create a Get Well Soon card. For my card I used "Pixie Ginger and Friends" from the Goodies collection by Pixie Dust Studio. She's paired with a Hero Arts sentiment.

Won't you play along with us this week? Head to the PDS challenge blog for all the have until next Wed night! Good luck :)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A loving Inspiration Challenge

Its time for this months Inspiration Challenge from InStyle Stamps! Here is what I created with the image Dan and Mandy from InStyle Stamps. ALSO, be sure to head to the ISS blog every day for the next week and comment on all of the "A Day in the Life" posts. In lieu of a blog hop this month we all created projects using this series. They will all be showcased on the ISS blog all week and you can win by simply leaving comments every day!

This inspiration this month is from Martha Stewart, these cute gift items. You can play with us too! Head over to the ISS blog to get the details!

For my card, Dan and Mandy are colored to match some adorable new paper from Bo Bunny. The chipboard accent is by American Crafts. I stamped it with "Sweetie Pie" fro The Cat's Pajamas then added some dots with my AC precision pen. Ribbon is from Creative Impressions.

And on to the gift that matches the card. I colored Dan and Mandy the same, then cut the image out with my circle Nestabilites. Its tied to the bow (Stampin' Up! ribbon) with a piece of Divine Twine. Lollipop was in the $1 spot at Target :)

OK, thanks for coming by today! Sorry I've been a bit scarce, just so crazy busy with everything. Aren't we all right now?!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

InStyle Stamps Color Challenge

****Scroll down for this weeks Pixie Dust Studio Challenge! ****

I also have this months InStyle Stamps color challenge for you! I had fun working with the purples and silver...think I may have gotten a bit carried away with the silver, but hey, its that tie of year!!

For my image I used a new digi called "Mom Love" that will be available soon from InStyle! The love stamp is actually part of a petal stamp from Technique Tuesday that was embossed in silver. Papers are from the Mitten Weather 6x6 pad from Cosmo Cricket.

Here's the pic of the lovely inspiration for this month! If you'd like to play along with us then hop over to the ISS blog to get the deets!!

A bit of a closeup at all the bling!

Little Red Wagon: Use a die cut

  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Mom love digi (InStyle Stamps); love (Technique Tuesday)
  • Paper: Mitten Weather (Cosmo Cricket); purple cs (Bazzill); white cs (Neenah); silver (Recollections)
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Silver EP (Stampendous); embossing puff; heat gun; gems (SU!); silver twine (SU!); heart & Oval Nestabilties (Spellbinders); dog tag & oval punches (EK); Concord Grape distress ink (Ranger); sponge dauber; Violet Pearl & Silver Halo glitter (Stampendous)

Pixie Dust Challenge

Wow! I have been absent for a while, sorry! AND I thought my camera was lost...but I found it. I had it packed up with the kids' presents, LOL

So...I have 2 posts for you today! This is my card for this weeks Pixie Dust Challenge... "Let it Snow" with non-traditional Christmas colors. I pulled out some old KI Memories paper for my inspiration.

This is Santa Edward, from the latest Pixie Pack, Eclipse digi stamps! Jolly old Edward would love for you to play along with the Pixies this week! Head to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog for more details!

Stay tuned for my next post!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Eclipse Reveal!

OK, all you Twilight fans out there, I am sure you know what tomorrow is! (The release on DVD of Eclipse, the 3rd movie in the Twilight saga for those of you non Twilighters)....So in celebration, Pixie Dust Studio has released yet another Twilight collection to feed your addiction...this is the Eclipse release.

I have for you today a tag I created with "Merry Jacob". I just couldn't resist this image! And I was in a tag sort of mood thanks to Tim Holtz and his Twelve Tags of Christmas! I used his Snowflake on the edge die and a lot of distress ink for this and would have done more grunge style, but I ran out of time. I started with Jacob as a card and totally changed it all at the last minute!

Jacob is one of 4 new Twilight images for your collection. You can get more peeks at the Pixie Dust Studio blog today :) (The whole new pack is shown below) Below is also a closeup so you can see the stickles on the snowflakes and on Jacob's hat.

Here's the whole Pixie Pack! Don't miss out :) And if you haven't started a Twilight digi collection, check out the others in the PDS store while you are there, and pick up the whole gang!!
Here's the challenges that this is entered into:

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you have a great weekend! We are off tonight to watch our Davie War Eagles head into the State Semifinals!!


  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Jolly Jacob (Pixie Dust Studio)
  • Paper: pp by SEI, Bo Bunny, KI Memories, Crate Paper
  • Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink: Vintage Photo, Faded Denim, Fired Brick (Ranger)
  • Accessories: sticker (CRate Paper); ribbon (stash); stickles (Ranger) SNow edge die (Sizzix); Oval Nestabilties (Spellbinders); Tab punch (SU!)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Let's Get Married

This weeks challenge at the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog is to create a wedding themed card. I pulled out this image called "Titanic Love" by Pixie Dust Studio that I thought was perfect!

Why don't you join us this week? Simply head over to the PDS challenge blog to get the rest of the details, create a project (doesn't have to be a Pixie Dust Studio image...but we sure love it when you use them!!) and enter it up in Mr Linky! Super easy!

More challenges:

A CRafty Little Place: Anything Goes
Paper Cutz: Anything Goes

AND, don't forget, tomorrow is the release of the Pixie Dust Eclipse collection!! Lots of cute eye candy coming up from the DT!!


Supplies: Titanic Love: Pixie Dust Studio; Anniversary Birds (Verve) paper from Memory Box; Prima flowers; Bazzill gems; Taffy & Moonlight Smooch

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Quick Post

Morning! A day behind around here as usual it seems. Tis the season to be hectic when you work in retail (my husband is the Managing Partner of the local Texas Roadhouse..and I of course get sucked into marketing and whatnot at this time of year); have kids involved with everything...parades for Band, Cheer competitions, AND we still have the STATE SEMI-FINALS ahead of us this week! We still can't believe that our young Davie High football team has come this far!! Go War Eagles!!! Plus all the Christmas parties ahead...starting with 2 next week!

So, in keeping with the cheerful holiday spirit, I have a card for you today with Marti from InStyle Stamps. (BTW, today is the sketch challenge over at InStyle...check in after 10am PST for the newest). She is cheering in the holidays with friends.

Marti: InSTyle Stamps
Sentiment: Stamping Bella
paper: Bo Bunny
Snowflake: SU!
ribbon: SU!
punches: SU!
Copic markers: E00.E000, Y21, E31, B00, G00, BG000, BG72, R37, YG1, YG17

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nativity Puddle Jumpers

Good morning! First I need to issue an apology. I had a card saved ready to edit my post for Saturday but I TOTALLY forgot to finish it up on Friday...and had no idea that it was a scheduled post instead of a draft! OMG! So you guys got a card and no post. Thats a new one, even for me, LOL!!

For todays post I have a card made with one of Lori Boyd's newest Puddle Jumpers...this is the Nativity PJ digi. I completely fell in love with this image! I colored the image with subtle purples, greens and tans to match the Cosmo Cricket paper. Totally not my usual bright colors, but it looks perfect for Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, don't you think? I did the card in honor of having been one of the winners in the by Lori designs contest last week! (more on that another day...)

The paper is from the "Mitten Weather" 6x6 pad by Cosmo Cricket, and I still have 2 available in the Boutique!! The sentiment is by Stampendous! called Christmas Peace.

Other challenges that I entered this card in:

OK, gotta scram! Lots to do in the coming weeks! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

November Blog Hop with InStyle

{Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday! We had a nice relaxing time at my in laws house...everyone ate too much and then we watched football and the parade. Only problem was Michael is still sick. Urgh. Mommy is ready for him to get better and get back to school so that I can get some work done!}

OK, so its blog hop time! If you arrived here from Angelique's blog then you are right on track!! My project for the Hop is a scrap layout I made using more photos from our ski trip last year. I also used "Suzette" a digi image from InStyle Stamps for my project.

This month at InStyle Stamps our theme is to make a project using one of our favorite holiday songs as inspiration. I went with "Let it Snow". The lyrics I printed out from HERE

The snowflakes are felt from my stash that were available fron Stampin' Up! a number of years ago. I added some stickles to each one :) (Notice more divine twine? hehe) Here's the closeup of Suzette. After I colored her with copics I polka dotted her sweater and made her scarf striped.

At the top of the pages (and the bottom) I punched borders with my Martha Stewart icicle punch then added more stickles to these too.

Another closeup of the snowflakes, and you can see how I cut the picture and mats for it out with Spellbinders Nestabilites.

OK, the list of supplies and copics are below! In the meantime, time to hop on to Cathy's blog!
Don't forget when you are done to head back over to the InStyle Stamps blog at the end and to vote for your favorite project!


  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Suzette digi (InStyle Stamps)
  • Paper: Winter Wonderland pp (Martha Stewart); white cs (Bazzill); grey cs (SU!)
  • Accessories: Icicle Punch (Martha Stewart); Labels 3 & Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon (Creative Impressions); stickles (Ranger); buttons (Basic Grey); copic markers; Divine Twine; felt snowflakes (SU!)