Winner and NEW Stamp Release!

Hi Everyone!  I have been CRAZY busy this week!  Between school activities and getting ready for my Guest Designer Posts over at Peachy Keen Stamps I have been swamped!  I can't wait for you all to see what I come up with using my ever so cute Peachy Keen Stamps next week:-)  I have been having so much fun getting ready and I am really excited!
Anyway, on to the good stuff.  I am here to announce the winner of the Disney/Pixar Blog Hop from last weekend.  I used random.org to pick the winner and it was #20, Peggy!  Peggy, I sure hope you see this post as I don't see your email listed on the comment.  If you could please email me ASAP with your address I will send out your adorable stamps from Stampin Daisies!
Speaking of Stampin Daisies, Monica, the owner just came out with some ADORABLE new stamps!  I will be  posting a card this Saturday using some of these stamps for a Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop I am in but if you want to check out the stamps for yourself, go to http://stampindaisies.com/category/new.htm.  They are just so cute and I am over the moon about them!
That's it for now, be sure to check back Saturday for my blog hop card and then Monday for my first post as the Peachy Keen Guest Designer!  Woo Hoo!!

Disney/Pixar Blog Hop Day 2

Hi all and welcome to the 2nd day of the Disney/Pixar Blog Hop if you just came here from Jenny's blog over Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven then you are in the right place, if not and you would like to start at the beginning, head on over to Shawn's blog at Crafty Chics.
I love this hop!  It's definetly one of my favorite hops to be in and to look through as I love Disney!  We just got back from a trip to Disneyland (AWESOME) last month and I have over 350 photos from it, this is AFTER I went through them all and got rid of the ones I didn't want!  I have a lot of scrapbooking to do!  Anyway for my project today I am going to show you the two autograph books I made for my kids to take to Disney.
Here is my Daughter's book.  Belle is one of her favorite princesses so I thought I would put her on the cover.
I kept the design super simple and she absolutely loved it!  I plan to add the photo into the books once I get them printed:-).
 Here is a close up of Belle.  It's so hard to get these princesses all put together sometimes.  I added some ink around the outside of her hair for dimension and some chalking on her cheeks.  The font is from the Mickey Font cartridge.  I modge podged the cover, back cover, and inside cover to make sure everything stayed put.
 This is my son's book.  He absolutely loves Cars so I put Lightning McQueen on the front for him from the Cars Cartridge.  I added the little road from some paper I had and used the Mickey Font again for the Autograph book title.  He loved his book too!
We had a blast in Disneyland and hopefully for the next hop (hint, hint:-)) I will get some photos of some scrapbook pages I made from it:-)

I do have a little giveaway for you today.  I am giving away a set of stamps from Stampin Daisies called Ocean Buddies.  I love these stamps, click here to see some projects I made with them. Monica (the owner) is coming out with a whole new release soon.  You can check out her current line of stamps here.   In order to win these stamps you must leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about Disney:-).  I will draw a winner Wednesday morning, Sept 28th so you have until Tuesday evening to comment.  Thanks so much!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Your next stop is Cathy over at Creative Cutter.

Scrapbook Challenges sketch 264

Hi all!  Well, I was feeling in the mood to scrapbook last night so I found a few photos and went to it.  I decided  to use the sketch from Scrapbook Challenges for this layout, sketch 264.  I really liked it and the examples from the design team.  They do such a great job!
Anyway, I love these two photos of my friend Nancy and I.  We have a lot of things in common, including our love of paper, scrapbooking, stamping, and so on but we also have a great time going out and doing stuff like we did this summer with our husbands to the DMB concert.  I wanted to showcase these two different events in this page and highlight our friendship.  I just love how it came out!

I used my Tim Holtz mini rosette die for my rosettes and I am in love!  It cut them out so perfectly and it was a cinch to put them together!  I also used my pennant punch from Stampin UP and sewed twine in it from the Twinery to hang my banner.  I used some border punches for the scallops and my top note die from Stampin UP for the sides of the photo and embossed those with an Stampin UP embossing plate.  The buttons on the rosettes are also from Stampin UP.  I added the ticket from the concert as a momento:-).
It is based on this sketch:

International Talk Like a Pirate Day Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  Welcome mateys to the International Talk Like a Pirate Day Blog Hop!  If you came here from Jenn over at Cardstock and Coffee, you are in the right place!  If you just happened upon my post today and want to start at the beginning, see Gill's blog over at Creations by Gill.
Okay so I joined this blog hop thinking it would be fun to try something out of my comfort zone.  I don't really know how to talk like a pirate except to say "aarrhh".  Luckily, my daughter was invited to a pirate themed birthday party next weekend and I needed a card.  I decided to get this adorable digi Buccaneer Marci stamp from Lala Land crafts and go from there.  I think it came out super cute!  I am really getting into digital stamping and coloring with my copics.  They are just so much FUN!


I also used my chalks to shade a little on the gray areas where I didn't have a darker gray to shade in and to color up her cheeks a little bit.  I used my DCWV green stack for the patterned paper, the rest is Stampin UP. Twine is Lemondrop from the Twinery:-).
Your next stop is Linda over at Fruit of My Hands.

Stampin Daisies Challenge #3

Good Morning Everyone!  I am so excited for another Stampin Daisies Challenge!  I hope everyone had fun with our last one.  The designers and I had so much fun looking at all the entries.   They all were stunning and that was a really hard sketch to follow.
Here is my card for this weeks challenge, we all used the Birthday Bash set for our cards this week.
The card is based on this sketch from our design team member, Linda.  I of course, flipped it around:-).
We all used this stamp set from the Stampin Daisies line. It is so versatile, I just love it for all those birthday cards I need to send.
If you want to participate in this challenge and have a shot at winning this adorable stamp set.  Link up your card to the Stampin Daisies blog by midnight September 29th.  It's so easy! http://stampindaisies.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to check out the other design team members to see what they created using this stamp set.

LaLa Land Princess Marci Stamp

After going to the Scrapbook Expo and coloring this adorable Princess Marci stamp from LaLa Land stamps I knew I had to get it so I could make some adorable princess birthday cards!  Here is one I made for my niece Shelby. She loved it!
I love this little girl, she is so cute!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lala Land Princess Marci, Martha Stewart Birthday wishes stamps
Twine from Martha Stewart
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Stampin UP Pacific Point
Copics to color
Paper: Stampin UP Real Red, Whisper White and DCWV Celebrations stack
I also added some rhinestones for her earrings:-)

September "Back to School" Calendar page

Hi all! 
If you are looking for the Labor of Love blog hop, click here.
If you are looking for the Stampin Daisies Challenge post, click here.
Today I want to show my Calendar page I made for the month of September.  If you have been following my blog then you know that I post one of these each month on our fridge and use it in my scrapbook to keep track of everything that happened.  I really love how this one came out! When visiting CHA I stopped at the Taylored Expressions booth and bought some stamps, okay I bought a lot of stamps but who's counting?  I got this adorable school set from them and couldn't wait to create my September "back to school" Calendar page (not to mention the cards and scrapbook pages I can create later)!  Here is what I came up with:
 I used my Copics to color in all the stamps, who knew coloring could be so much fun!
 Love this owl!

Supplies Used:
Paper: DCWV Celebrations Paper stack, Stampin UP! Real Red, So Saffron and Whisper White (to stamp the images)  Blue Reflections paper and the apple paper is OLD, I got it from archivers years ago:-)
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Make the Grade
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Punches: Stampin UP Perfect Pennant
Various Copic markers to color
Green alphabet stickers for my "SCHOOL" title.
Cricut Designer Calendar cartridge for my calendar grid and September title

Labor of Love Blog Hop

Good Morning all!  If you are looking for the Stampin Daisies Challenge Post, click here.
I am soooo excited for this blog hop.  I just love all things fall and especially Halloween.  I'm not really into the dressing up or the candy but I love the community of it all. I love seeing the neighbors out with their kids each year and kind of having one last hurrah before the snow and cold force us all to go inside.  This blog hop is such an amazing hop.  What Ellen and Madison are doing for these kids is amazing!  I am so happy to participate.  If you came here from Bobbie Jo over at Sweet Sassy Diva then you are in the right place.  If you want to start from the beginning, check out Ellen's blog over at Card Monkey.
Okay, onto my banner.  There are a lot of photos :-)  This banner is very similar to one I made last year that I loved so I thought why not make another and just change it up a bit?
 I used my Cricut Mini Monsters Cartridge to cut out all my Monsters:)
 The font is from my Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

 The little face on my spider is from the Peachy Keen Everyday Face Collection
 This face is from the Peachy Keen Pumpkin Face Parts
 This little guy is from Karber, it's a digital stamp that was given to us for this hop.  I got try out my new Copics for it and digital stamping!  So fun!
I used various embossing folders on all the squares to add some dimension to my banner.  I hope you like it!

Don't forget about all the wonderful giveaways we have for this hop  from these sponsors:
  




Pink Cricut   http://www.pinkcricut.com  
 





To be eligible for a prize:
**Leave a comment on Day 1 or Day 2. (Fri./Sat.)
**Leave a comment on Day 3 or Day 4. (Sun./Mon.)
**Thank a sponsor/s for sponsoring our hop by clicking on the icons listed above and leaving a message on our sponsor/s blog saying  "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love  Halloween Hop, happening today."
**Link a Halloween card to Funky Cards at the link provided at the end of the hop and donate it to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. (http://funkycards.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-feel-love-septmeber.html)

We will be using Random Organizer to match our prizes to our winners.  You can enter all of the categories 1-4 and be eligible to win every prize:)  There may be more than one winner in some categories and the more comments you leave the better your chances!


You next stop is Shawnee over at  www.quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Stampin Daisies Sketch Challenge #2

Good Morning!  It's time for another challenge over at Stampin Daisies!  We were so excited for all of you that came out to participate in the first challenge and can't wait to see what everyone had in store for this one!  This time we are using the Ocean Buddies stamp set and this is also the set we will be giving away at the end of the challenge.  If you haven't had a chance to check out these fun stamps you are missing out!  They are so cute and fun to work with.  Anyway, here is my card for the sketch challenge.  I layered the stars to create dimension and colored them in with my Copics.
This card is based on this sketch from Pagemaps, I just flipped it.
Think you are up for the challenge?  If so, link your card back to the Stampin Daisies blog, http://stampindaisies.blogspot.com/.  You will then have a chance to win this adorable stamps set:
Good luck!
Don't forget to check out the other designers blogs: