Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Here are two more cards that were rejected for the recent Paper Crafts Magazine call. These two were for the two sketch designs. I found these sweet feltie animals on clearance at M's and new exactly what I was going to do with them. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY FLowers for Christmas

It's my last post for Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge already. On the bright side, I've got four more cards in my stash for this Christmas...and THAT is coming quickly. Plus, I need more this year as I'm planning to send out cards to all my clients & connections from Twirp Communications. This week's Christmas Card Challenge is to use flowers that you've made yourself. I don't really do that LOL. HOWEVER, I did have this amazing stamp set from Heartfelt Creations Designs and put together a poinsettia. I covered the center with a big ol dob of gold Stickles.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another PC Magazine Reject



YUP...another reject. I love this card, though. It's made with paper & chipboard from the Green Stack from DCWV. The sentiment is the match to Leif Monster from Paper Makeup Stamps. This was entered for the sketch challenge.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge - Sketch Week

It's sketch week at Christmas Card Challenge...how are you coming with your Christmas cards this year? I've got quite a pile ready to go...and with this week's sketch, I've got one more!

I love this sheep from Doodle Pantry...I miss being on the Doodle Pantry design team and having an excuse to use the sheepies all the time. I'm just in time to enter the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge, too :) YAY me!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Paper Crafts Magazine REJECT 1

I went on a cardmaking binge recently to get a bunch of cards submitted for the latest call to Paper Crafts Magazine and NONE of them were accepted. Oh well...disappointing, yes, but not the end of the world. This is the first one I made for the silhouettes theme. The image is Baby Jamie Fairy Silhouette from Paper Makeup Stamps. This card is so easy to do...just print out the digi stamp and trim...add borders and voila. Problem with this card is that making these borders BROKE my favorite Martha Stewart border punch (doily lace) and I can't seem to find another one to buy. I'm really ticked, too... shouldn't a border punch last longer than a couple of years when you pay that much for it? ANY-HOW... sorry for the rant. Stay tuned for more rejects!

Now, over at Paper Makeup Stamps blog you'll find lots going on this week...there's a sale on the Witchy Fairy, just in time for Halloween projects. Plus we have the Digi Makeover challenge and the Makeover Challenge. And there's a new Freebie Friday word art to pick up too!

PLUS don't forget to sign up for the October Monster Bash blog hop... That's right...customers are invited to participate in this one. Come join the fun.

Friday, September 16, 2011

My last venture to the Bar


This week's challenge at Raise the Bar is "Leaving Summer" LOL... use a lot of leaves on your card. I found these leaf rhinestones in the $1 bin at M's and knew they were just what I needed for this challenge. Problem is, I couldn't figure out what sentiment to put on this one, so I left it blank. This is going to be my last card for Raise the Bar challenge. My life has gotten 10 times busier personally, and with trying to get my new business Twirp Communications off the ground, I just don't have the time or energy to commit to the challenge that I used to. Don't worry...I'm not going away. Cardmaking is my SANITY and I need and want to keep making cards and playing in challenges.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Sketch World September Card Sketch


You might have noticed the new blinkie on my side bar recently...I've been asked to be a Facebook Administrator & card designer for My Sketch World! So, once a month I will be posting the card sketch of the month with my take on it. Here's September's sketch


Here's my take on it:


It's quite an aberration for me...NO STAMPING! I just bought the Green Stack from DCWV recently, and the box of chipboard that matches and I LOVE IT! The little birds & animals are just adorable. The sentiment isn't even stamped...it's a rub-on.

My Sketch World is an entire community of scrapbookers & cardmakers that I'd never even heard of until I saw the posting for their DT call recently. I hope you'll join me there and check it out. It's a very active, friendly and welcoming community, full of great resources, tips, tutorials, SKETCHES of course, and lots of fun & games.

Right now we're working on an ABC Crop. Each day in September there's a new letter challenge and it alternates between cards & layouts. This weekend is the One Hour Sketch Challenge... you have one hour to finish a scrapbook layout that meets the challenge.

You can also find My Sketch World on Facebook and there's a blog, too.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This week's challenge at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge is "vintage"...I so suck at vintage...this is as close as I can get LOL. I actually really like this card for it's subtle Christmas feel. The colors are just so vibrant. I hope you'll join us with your attempts at vintage this week. I got this layout from My Sketch World's blog from May 15th...it's definitely a keeper. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

PMS September Release Review Day

This little gal is Boris? Yup... I'm sure somewhere over in Russia somewhere at least one little girl is named Boris...just like over here where boys & girls names are not so segregated anymore. Who said this image has to be a boy? I think she looks good in pink. Boris is the new monster released this month at Paper Makeup Stamps. 

There are some challenges over on the blog, with chances to win! Check out the September PMS Makeover Challenge: Back to School. We also have the brand new Digi Makeover Challenge:Pink, Grey, Black & White (ends tomorrow, so be quick!). Plus, get details on how you can participate in our October Monster Bash Blog Hop!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Raise the Bar in White!

Today's challenge at Raise the Bar is White on White... no colored paper... you can use a bit of color on your image if you must...or just don't have an image at all! A great border punch, a beautiful Prima Flower and some awesome textured white paper is all you need. this paper is White Pearl Linen from Paper Temptress.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PMS September Blog Hop & Party


If you've just come from the fantabulous Dawn Barrett then you're in the right place. If not, we'd love for you to see all of our new release blog hop today, so please head over to the PMS Blog for the start. Make sure you collect all of the letters along the way to spell out your discount code for 15% off the entire release. Also, there's a party happening tonite and YOU are invited. The Makeup Artists invite all PMS fans to join us in the PMS Forums tonite at 9pm EST for some fun & games.

This little cutie is one of the new Color Kids collection and is called "Beyond Measure". Wouldn't this be great for teachers?

Before you head on off to Jackie's blog to see her creation, don't forget to note my contribution to your discount code:


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PMS Sneak Peek Day


Today is Word Art day for the Paper Makeup Stamps September Release previews. As always, Katie has cooked up some fabulous sentiments that can be used alone, or with an image. I paired "A picture is a poem" with one of the newly released Color Kids...don't you love the new line? This word art would be fabulous on a scrapbook page, too, and there is one sample over on the blog today ;)

The new release will go live during our release party at 9pm EST tomorrow... come join us in the PMS forums for some fun and games. But you don't have to wait all day to have fun--our new release blog hop will be up bright and early tomorrow morning, so make sure you check in to the PMS blog for that and the details on how you can get a discount on all new release purchases! 


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spirit of Christmas

I am so excited to have been asked to be the Guest Designer for Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge this month. Our first challenge is a color combo: Cranberry, cream and Chocolate. I used a recent MOJO Monday sketch for this one and some of my most favorite MME Christmas papers. I hope you join in, too... Christmas isn't that far off and you'll be wishing you had started early! This sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Underwear for Christmas

Have you heard the news? Raise the Bar Challenge will have prizes for the first challenge of each month!! This month we are sponsored by Whimsie Doodles so all of the Bartenders are playing with some fabulous Whimsie Doodles digis this week. This week our challenge is Paper Piecing...aren't these little "Jovial" undies cute? Hope you'll play along and enter for your chance to win some Whimsie Doodles for yourself!