Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sending Warm Thoughts Whimsy project and DT Call details!!

Hello dear blogging buddies,
how was your Christmas weekend?
Lots of good times and good eats I hope!!
Things around here were pretty mellow,
with no family and a minimal list of friends here in Kansas,
there's not a big To-Do on the holidays,
just have a nice time with the kids and make yummy meals,
we also went and checked out Christmas lights too,
my little 4 year old had a blast looking at those glowing figures.

Well, now, I am not sure if you've seen it,
but Whimsy Stamps is looking for a few new members
to join their Digital Team.
With Melissa Jenkins popping out new images every week,
the amazing Katie Sowa and Crissy Armstrong creating some of the cutest critters and kids you've ever seen and Ann Vento's gorgeous sentiments and die-cuts, being on the Whimsy Digital team is a true delight. So much to play with I tell ya!! And the team is just wonderful, great to work WITH, friendly, helpful, supportive group of gals there at Whimsy stamps!! So if you'd like to play with their fine selection of digi's and join our lovely team, please click HERE for more details!!

I have a little Whimsy project to share today!!
I've combined two recently released MelJen images together to create my project with, Cheery Lights Mailbox and Penguins Little Letter, I've coloured in distress inks, the papers are Magnolia and October Afternoon. That about does it on the card there, this is my version of clean and simple!!

Here's where I will enter this:
Friday SketchersSketch
Fussy and Fancy Show us some snow
Fuzzy Wuzzy ChallengesChristmas something or an-otter

Thanks for popping by,
enjoy the rest of your week, hopefully playing with the crafting goodies Santa left you in your stocking!!

hugs, stephanne

Friday, December 24, 2010

May your Christmas be blessed

Hello ladies all over the world,
I think that, no matter your time zone,
it's appropriate to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

For my project, I have used the gorgeously angelic "Christmas Angel Evie" created by the talented Chelsea Le, you can find them in her Gurlee Girl shoppe HERE. She was such a delight to colour, I have already come up with several other excuses to stamp her again!! Think Christenings and the like, Sympathy type cards, yes, she is certainly a new all-time fave for me!! She's been coloured in distress inks and stickled in StarDust, the papers are by K & Co. and the other items are from my stash, punches are by Martha.

I thank you popping by and wish you a very merry holiday season!!
Enjoy it!!!

hugs, stephanne

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge reminder

Decembers Challenge at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Blog is to make Christmas something or an-otter, anything Christmassy with an animal on it somewheres gets you qualified to win one of our splendiforous prizes!!

Here's what I've made to go up on our little reminder post, and please, don't mind the horrifying night pictures!!

I've used the super cute Santa's Puppy Helper drawn by Melissa Jenkins for Whimsy Stamps, coloured in distress inks and distressed in Vintage Photo, papers are Magnolia and K & Company, the laces and ribbons and things are from my stash.

For the back side of my tag, I have used the Holiday Cheer sentiment and snowflake stamps from the TIckled Pink Stamps Holiday sentiment set designed by the fabulous Ann Vento.

Sooooooo, are ya ready for the holidays??
Are ya are ya are ya?????

Welp, I better get some sleep,
thanks for popping in here, and please stop by TFWC
and FOLLOW us, lol!!
We're fun to follow, I promise.

Here's another bad pic from this morning, hehe, really, not that much better is it, just a different shade of shadowing, hrrrrm...

hugs, stephanne

Monday, December 13, 2010

Home photos at Christmas-time

Hiya ladies,
I got to spend the whole day
with my widdle ones yesterday,
so we took some Christmas pictures and
put up our lively fake Christmas tree.
I thought I would share with you all
one of the pictures.
This is what can go wrong with home photos....

I guess he wanted another few moments in the photo lens, lol!!

I hope your holiday preparations are coming along perfectly!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tickled Pink Stamps Mini Hop Winner!!

Hello gorgeouses,
and how are the holiday preparations coming along?

Let me just get straight to it here,
I have drawn a winner of my
Tickled Pink Stamps giveaway
and that would be, according to the random number generator,
lucky #17, Karen S.

Please contact me at
eatwblimpy at yahoo dot com and type PRIZE
in your subject line to claim your goodies.

hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Last sketch of the year for TPS monthly, last challenge ever, as a matter of fact...

Hello wemenz, How have you all been fairing lately?
Has everyone got their Christmas cards mailed out?
The shopping done???
Well, enough fraternizing and onto the reason for todays posting.

It's our very last challenge over at
Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Sketch Challenges,
and come January, The Pinkies will join Kellie
in launching an all new, all in one
MEGA-PINK weekly challenge blog,
check it out HERE, there's candy, wink wink!!

I've used the gorgeous Clara by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, find it HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps, she's coloured with distress inks on watercolour paper, then cut out and glued onto another stamped image that's distressed in Vintage Photo. The papers are Websters Pages and October Afternoon (checks), the punch is by Martha Stewart and the laces and flowers are from my stash. The snowflake was made with nesties dies :)

This sketch is a yummy one, with lots of opportunites to layer, love it!!
I'm going to pop this in at Kraftin Kimmie's Let it snow challenge and
Totally Papercrafts Christmas punches challenge
Well, I guess I hit the highlights here,
so it is time to drag my buns to bed.

Please stop by Tickled Pink Stamps and tell Waffles hello!!

hugs, stephanne

Monday, December 6, 2010

Last chance to hop over to Chelsea's and enter her GG candy!!!!

When I saw Chelsea's new girls, I immediately started drooling, what gorgeous designs, and the samples she made with them are nothing short of breathtaking!! Now, Chelsea's had this candy running for a little while now, but I thought I would do that last minute reminder sort of a thing and just you know, REMIND you to hurry over there and check it out!!

hugs, stephanne

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hop on over to see Evie strut her stuff, Pink Christmas mini hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!!
You may very well be at the tail end of our
Tickled Pink Stamps Affiliated Christmas fun blog hop!!
If you've come from the amazing Kylie's blog
then you are on the right track,
and if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop,
head on over to Kellies blog!!

This little holiday cheer hop wont take too long, just a little something a few of us Pinkies thought would be a fun way to say Merry Christmas and thanks to our supporters out there!! There are candies at each of our stops, just a little something to share with you all, as a token of gratitude from us at Tickled Pink Stamps. That said, here is the list of hop stops:


And here's my project!!

For my project, I made a card folder thingymabobber, knowing that the person this is for is due a years worth of waffling through letters and lots of pictures of the kids and halloween, I thought a folder might be better than a card!!

My candy will include the image that you see within this project, Rubber Evie, as well as some delicious ginghams and other tidbits that I used on the card, bells, glitter, stuff like that, just a fun little stocking stuffer assortment of goodies to go along with Evie :)

What you need to do to be in at the chance of winning my candy is this:
Complete the hop, come on, this won't take you long!!
Leave me a comment
Link up with Mr. Linky

And have you seen, have you seen what ms Waffle has been hard at work putting together????
A brand new, all in one challenge blog for her store,
check it out HERE, and make sure you put your name on the list,
as there is a scrummy nummy candy going on, woohoo!!

Have a great day and I hope you enjoyed your visit!!
signing out,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Christmas Challenge!!!

Hello out there Blogland!!!
It's the first Friday of the month,
or technically will be in a very short amount of time,
and that means it's time for our latest challenge at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!!

Before we get to the new challenge, we have some very special news to share!!! We Fuzzy Wuzzians decided it was time to expand our team and have the distinct pleasure of introducing the amazingly talented, superbly gorgeous design team members Emma, Ingrid, Julia, Kelly and Louise. Welcome to the team ladies!! We are so very proud and honoured to have them creating with us, thank you ladies for helping make our team that much more special :) With each of them having a unique talent and style all of their own, they are sure to bring us loads of inspiration month after month!! And the fabulous Kylie recently gave our blog a face-lift and it looks amazing!!! We're hoping the new look will clear up some of the confusion about what images can be used for our challenges: ANY!!! Thank you Kylie :)

This months challenge is an easy one for ya,
Christmas Something or An-Otter!!!
So some kind of a Christmas project
made with some sort of an animal image
and you can come and enter it in our challenge
for a chance to win some delightful prizes from
Whimsy Stamps, our generous sponsor,
who was kind enough to let our
DT play with their images too!!
Thanks Whimsy Stamps!!

Now I do love me a recycling project, and after I spotted a project created by the amazing Iris of Paper Crafting in Cocoa some time back, I knew I had to give these Prima tins a new purpose. They are too handy to throw them away, so why not make them gorgeous!! I also had some sort of a mental breakthrough with doilies after seeing Iris's post too, the distressing and glittering, she made it look so gorgeous that I had to try it out too. Such a copy cat I am. Thanks for the inspiration Iris.

Here's the side view where I adhered Echo Park paper, a strip of white paper that was punched with a MS punch. That delectable lace was adhered with my favourite stuff, Aleene's Tacky Glue.

And the snowflakes are a combination of a MS snowflake punch and a nesties die cut. I used pearl vellum paper for that shimmery effect on the bottom layer.

And here is the top of the gift tin. I coloured the adorably sweet Teddy Angel with Prisma pencils and added bits of star dust stickles to the wings. I went around the glow area of the gown with a clear copic spica pen.
"glow area" = the shadow ring that melissa adds to her images, lol.

The flowers I used are a mix of rivaling companies I probably shouldn't mention in the same sentence, lol!!! I've added touches of Star Dust stickles here and there and that swirl die is from Sizzix.

Here are some challenges I'd like to join in at:
Cute Card Thursday The Blues,
Saturday Challenge 3 snowflakes, 2 circles (image and back paper, 2 circles, lol) and lace

Hey, wake up!!
hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Whimsy Stamps December Digital Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Whimsy Stamps
first O' the month digi-blog hop!!!
If you've arrived from the
positively talented Heike's blog
you are well on your way through the hop,
if you've just popped by for a visit,
you may want to head on over to the
Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog
to start at the beginning.

I've used a sentiment from Ann's new Christmas Sentiments set,
along with a micey nice new release from Katie Sowa called Mousy Cheer. Can you tell I got a new toy!??!?!?! I am so excited to open up my home to a Cuttlebug, woopie!!! I get nervous with larger purchases, a lot of "what if's" and "buts" go into making decisions like this, but after a good year of thinking about it, I did it!! I got a Cuttlebug!! And felt the need to use every folder and die I now proudly own on this one card, lol!! I used the sketch from Create4fun while crafting this.

There is a lot of fun stuff happening at Whimsy Stamps lately, there are loads of new sentiments from Ann Vento, Crissy Armstrong has released several new adorable images, as well as several PRE-COLOURED images (point, click, done!! good for this time of year!!!), Melissa Jenkins shares lots of digis throughout the month with us, but today, she is releasing PRE-COLOURED images as well, very nice!!! Katie has designed some really cute designs that are releasing today as well, so do pop by Whimsy Stamps and check it out!! Plus, if the chisme is correct, Whimsy stamps will be revealing some new rubber stamps designs in the very near future, hot dog!!

Now it is time for you to hop along
and see what the talented Pattie
has in store for you!!

hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's about that time!!

Hello out there my friends,
here's a quickie of a post to let you know that the
big, juicy sale at Tickled Pink Stamps
will be underway very, very soon!!

So, how's the Christmas preparations coming along for you?
I need to hear some funny stories to help me de-stress,
any silly happenings while out shopping this weekend?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Ho Ho Ho, Have a Merry Whimsy Christmas!!

Hello lovely ladies,
I hope your week is ending on a beautiful note!!
Any "Black Friday" shopping plans???
I will just be going to bed when those determined souls
start getting up and ready to go hunt for the deal of a lifetime
at 4 am in the morning.... Bah humbug, lol!!

Every Thursday at Whimsy Stamps, the wonderfully talented Melissa Jenkins releases new digi stamps, and today, I share with you something that I made with the adorable Caroling Snowmen. They were coloured in distress inks, highlighted a bit with a White Gellyroll pen, then I stickled their "glow" with Crystal in the areas that seemed they might need a smidgeon of shadowing, then I cut them out, covered the exposed edges of the image with Prismacolor marker (warm grey 40%) and popped them onto another print of the same image, with the shadowing done in Prismacolor marker (cloud blue).

Crafty CreationsChristmas is Coming
Creative Inspirations Anything Christmassy
Paper Play Stars
The Abc Challenge
The Beary Scrap Anything Goes
The Crafty PadGreen and Red
Totally Paper CraftsSnow or Snowflakes
The Sweet Stop sketch minus the twist as I am plum out of daylight today.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a splendid weekend!!
hugs, stephanne

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Let's Get Sentimental TPS preview and sale info

Hello and welcome to day 2 of
Tickled Pink Stamps
sentiments previews!!
If you have just popped over
to visit me this morning, thank you!!!
I'd like to nudge you in the direction of the TPS Blog because the Pink Ladies have crafted up some magic with the new line, thoughtfully designed for us by the amazing Ann Vento of RainDrop Echo Designs, and of course, there are some giveaways to take place, so don't forget to leave those comments along the way.

Have you got the fever to try a tag yet? Let me point you in the direction of a tutorial prepared by our very own Jane at TPS, check it out HERE, some great how to's where printing and die cuts are concerned.

For me, I just cut and stamp, no die cuts for this sad sack, lol. I wanted to do something a little different from my norm, I wanted a rustic, aged looking tag. Just an understated wash of colour on Lylah and some vintage photo distressing, gold stickles and of course, the To From sentiment and that was that. You know, I like it!! Primitive Folk Art-ish looking.

I need to tell you ladies something. Kellie of Tickled Pink Stamps is having a sale starting on the 1st of December, Australian time, where she will be putting every stamp in her inventory on sale from 30-50 percent off. Now I don't know about you, but I think Santa needs to know about this!!! The sale will run for 5 days, so there will be a little bit of time between now and the end of that sale to make your list, check it twice, switch some things around, add them back in, etc etc.

Now I see that blogger has been a naughty boy lately, suppose he wants to make a holiday weekend for himself with friends and family from the USA? He needs a little R&R so he has been a no-show, and gone and messed up all of our posts, lol!! That said, I hope this goes live at the scheduled time :/

Thanks for popping by, and pals in thee ol' U S of A, have a blessed holiday!!

hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Whimsy's Stamp a Day Give-away and a Whimsy project :)

Hello hello hello!!!
I have a little bit of a heads up to share with you lovely ladies today,
if you head on over to the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Blog, there you will find a daily giveaway being hosted!!! So I know it is already Wednesday, but still, on the other hand, it's only Wednesday!! Still 3 days of giveaways to go, so pop on over there and see which gorgeous stamp is up for grabs today!!

Well, now that the birthday festivities for my little man have finally ended and everyone is nestled in bed, I BLOG!!! I had the pleasure of crafting up another Christmas card with the fabulously pretty Little Christmas Angel digi-stamp by Crissy Armstrong, find it in store at Whimsy Stamps HERE.

My first romp with this image was an attempt at white on white. Yeah, I uhhh, so, I thought I would just do what I do this time around and here we are then, lol!!! She's been oloured in distress inks, more details to come, I need sleep, I am seeing double!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by this morning!!!
hugs, stephanne

Monday, November 22, 2010

And the winner is........

Hello lovelies, just popping by to reveal the winner of my Christmas Candy, according to Random Number Integer Generator, this would be lucky number 39, Lena Katrine who said this about her favourite Christmas smell, "Hmmm...my favourite christmas smell, I think it must be cinnamon, ginger and oranges together :)"

OMG, YES, that smell together is AMAZING, that taste together is out of this world, a great flavour for teas and chocolates too!!! I love smells, good ones anyway!! How a smell can take us back in time to a memory is amazing to me.

Well, enough about smells!! Thanks to all who took part in my little Christmas Cheer cancan!!!
Wishing you all the best of the holiday season!!!

hugs, stephanne


Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall Challenge revisited!!

Hello my friends,
we Fuzzy Wuzzians have been thinking of ways to keep things interesting through the month over at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges and Kylie came up with a wonderful thought: A mid-month sample from us!! That is a grand idea!! And to make it even more fun, we have added another prize to the mix, you're gonna want to check this out!! If you're a fan of Penny Black, you should hop on over HERE to check it out.

Let me just say that I ADORE Penny Black images. My weakness lies in their 1996, 1997 era stamps. The woodland creatures and teddies of those times had so much detail and beautiful elements, I just love 'em!! I coloured in distress inks, then added some Snow Writer to the tree with a little paint brush, this helps stop it from globbing up on your project, then topped it with a wee bit of glitter. The paper is from Basic Grey (red) and Websters Pages (script dots). The punch is by Martha Stewart and the sentiment is from raindrop echo designs, sold at Whimsy Stamps, find this digital sentiments set HERE.

And here, I shall take advantage of this rare opportunity to play at some of my favourite challenge blogs!!!
A Spoon Full of Sugar Distressing
Creative Inspirations Winter Woodlands
PaperPlay ChallengesLet it Snow
Penny Black SaturdaysFavourite things (flowers, distressing, lace and grosgain combo, glitter, PB critters, circa '96)
The ABC ChallengeH is for Holidays
Truly Scrumptious Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!!
Ellias says thank you to all who were kind enough to stop by his post and leave a comment, by the way!!
And don't forget to stop by the fuzzy wuzzy challenge HERE and feast your eyes on the latest prize for this challenge, not to mention, the beautiful work from fellow Fuzzians Kylie and Sue!!

Huge, keep-me-warm hugs,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whimsy Custom Design sale and my sons creation

Hello ladies,
thought I would pop in to let you know that this week at Whimsy Stamps there is a 20% off sale of custom rubber and digital designs, woopie!!! Been thinking about a seal with your name and blog address on it? Want your own signature for your blog posts???? Now's the time!!

And here is a little something my son put together this Monday, he had a lot of fun with it!! He also demanded (yes, DEMANDED) I print him out Crissy's Christmas pup to colour and made a project with that doggy too, I just don't know where he hid it. He hides things... so mom doesn't take his masterpieces from him and send them to the grandparents!!

My son will be turning 4 this 23rd, I am rather excited!! All he has been asking for is a chocolate cake!! Boy, did I get off easy this year or what, lol!!!

Well, better get back to playing catch-up!!
hugs, stephanne

Saturday, November 13, 2010

TPS Lil Hoppity hop!!

Good Morning to ya and welcome to my stop on the Tickled Pink Stamps Lil' HollyDaze Blog Hop!! If you have just happened to pop by my blog, you may want to start at home base, which is the
Tickled Pink Stamps store blog.
Now, If you have made your way over here from the superbly talented Kylie's blog, then you are well on your way through the hop.

Throughout the week, myself and the rest of the Pink Ladies have been showing Blogland a healthy dose of "teasers" to wet your whistles for the newest release of Lil's set to go up in store at Tickled Pink Stamps
TONIGHT!!! For our very special blog-hop, I took the easy way out and went with favourite crafting items combined with my favourite image from this release (shhhhh!!! don't tell the others....) and this is what we get, a lovely treat bag featuring the oh so pretty Ivy and her tray of delectable goodies!!

Forgive the night photos here :/

Well, it is time for you to hop on over to visit the fabulous Yani. Thanks so much for hopping by!!
hugs, stephanne

Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm nuts about you!!!

Happy Friday loverly ladies!!
I have a fun new MelJen image to share with you today,
just the latest in a series of amazingly sweet series of releases
over at Whimsy Stamps!!
Every Thursday, there is a new batch of images lovingly drawn
by the talented Melissa Jenkins,
I have used Acorn Mouse and if you stop by now,
you can nab this cutie for half price,
awesome right???!?
If you are anything like me,
that simply means you will buy twice as much,
I guess I am gluttonous in that way.

You can find this digital sentiment in store at Whimsy Stamps in the Autumn Sentiment set, Ann makes the loveliest sentiments that compliment every whimsical project, and this, this is coming from a sentimentally challenged soul!! Ann, the gateway to sentiments, lol. I've coloured in distress inks and the papers are October Afternoon, I wanted a downhome country look to this, so buttons and cotton lace, here we go!!

Crafty CreationsButtons
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall...
Fussy And Fancy Mindys sketch
PaperPlay ChallengesRibbon, Lace, and Flowers....(always!!)
Stamp Something Digi Challenge

Have a great weekend friends!!
I am planning on cleaning....
Just saying that because admitting that I want to craft seems to cause a retroactive jinx and so, if I say cleaning is on the agenda, then maybe, just maybe... no... if I type it, I will certainly jinx myself. No crafting whatsoever!!!
hugs, stephanne

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Meet Lilith, TPS Lil' Reveal!!

Update***** How awesome is that??!?!?
Thanks Totally Papercrafts!!! ;)

Good morning and thanks for stopping by!! If you have just wandered over to visit me, I'd like to recommend that you hop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Store Blog and check out the gorgeous samples from the Pink Ladies and our special guests, they are fabulous!! And be sure to leave those comments, because we have hidden prize raffles based off of comments left on our posts on a regular basis!!

For all of you Tickled Pink Stamps fans who have been popping by and leaving comments, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! How heartwarming it has been to read all of these kind and supportive thoughts!! It is a pleasure to share something I love with others who do too, so again, THANKS for popping by, I sure do appreciate it!!

This is a tag (yep, I am hopelessly addicted!!!) I made with the soon to be released Lilith, doesn't she look mischievious as she parades by with Santa's loot!! What do you supposed she has in there??? The rest of her amazing shoe selection, accessories?? They'll be in store soon ladies, very soon now!! Naturally, I have coloured with distress inks, the paper is Websters Pages and the rest is stash stuff, the sentiment is stampin up.

I am going to pop this in over at Totally PaperCrafts Tag It challenge :)

Thanks for the 27th time for stopping by today!!
hugs, stephanne

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Meet Willow, just in time for trimming the tree at TPS!!

Oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!
I am late, I am late,
for a very important date!!!

When scheduling blog posts,
be certain to use the correct date and time!!

For all of you Tickled Pink Stamps fans who have been by attempting to leave comments (comment to win-styles prizes at TPS!!) I am sorry and I will make sure that the Boss Lady knows about my typographical error, so; free pass on leaving me comments today, Tickled Pinkers :)

Now, I'd like to thank you for coming and visiting my rather belated project today. If you have just wandered over to visit me, I'd like to recommend that you hop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Store Blog and check out the gorgeous samples from the Pink Ladies and our special guests, they are fabulous!! And be sure to leave those comments, because we have hidden prize raffles based off of comments left on our posts on a regular basis!!

I've coloured Willow in distress inks, and glittered and spica'd her in the ruffly areas, the papers are Basic Grey and the flowers and trims are random items from my stash.

Who says pink and pretty doesn't work for Christmas!!?!?! I am looking to put a "trimming the tree" type of sentiment on the inside of the card to sort of tie everything together. I didn't mean to make Willow's beautiful dress appear like a Jamaican cheerleading uniform, that antique linen went a little brighter than expected, but hey, it turned into a happy accident, because the colours work well with the papers, so, woopie!!

Well, I will see you Pinkies back here tomorrow morning (checking posting times FOR SURE, lol!!) as we have lots of reveals and an end-of-week blog hop coming, so stay tuned!!!

Huge Hugs,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Whimsy Stamps Digi Sale and other happenings...

Hi there everybloggy,
I am pretty excited to share with you a little inside scoop from
Whimsy Stamps!!
This week, ALL DIGITAL STAMPS ARE 50 % OFF!!!!
Hot dog!! 50% off, half price, 2 for 1, no matter the approach,
the end result is the same!!
Whimsy digi's are on sale!!

Phew, now that I got that out of my system,
I have a little Whimsy project to share today.
As my faithful blogging buddies know,
I need to get my Christmas crafting done before December,
so these fabulous digi's by the amazing Crissy Armstrong have been calling me name since they were released!! What I did was open the files up in Live Quartz, which is a free photo editing software system that is Mac compatible, and took the png files and gave Classic Santa a Little Helper, aptly named Santa's Puppy.

Colouring is done in distress inks. The papers are a mix of K & Co (dots), Echo Park (snowflakes) and an embossed panel. I've used a sentiment by Ann Vento. This is from the Warm Winter Wishes digital sentiment set, it comes with 4 beautiful phrases, and right now, you can get 'em for a buck, holy wow!!!

In other Whimsy news, there will be a most fabulous new release party to celebrate some new rubber stamps, new designer papers and other goodies exclusively designed for Whimsy Stamps, with a blog hop beginning this Wednesday, which is sure to be a blast, as Denise has lined up some special guest designers in addition to their already dynamic rubber stamp design team, so be sure to pop in and check it out, lots of ooooohs and awwwwws to be had, I am certain ;)

Welp, I better scram, a busy day ahead for me tomorrow!!
Big fat cyber hugs to all!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

TPS Monthly Sketch is out and about!!

Hello ladies,
I hope everyone had a splendid weekend!!
I can't complain.
Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges
has just gone live with a new sketch and here is my contribution to the line-up. Please take a looksie at my sidebar to see the sketch, or better yet, head over to the blog to check it out!!

I used a Sarah Kay image that you can find in store at Tickled Pink Stamps, and even better, you'll find it on sale, as Kellie is having a stamp clearance sale, woopie!!! I coloured with distress inks, the papers are Recollections (stripes) and K & Co. (print) and My Minds Eye (dots), the branch punch is by Martha and the flowers are a mix.

Crafty CatzSpots and Stripes
Everybody Art Untraditional Christmas Colours

So I guess it's on, huh? Next stop Christmas?? Gee whiz.
Thanks for stopping by,

Christmas Crafting Blog Candy, open 'til November 21st!!

Hello everybody!!!
Boy, what a weekend!!
I hope everyone enjoyed theirs!!
Now, I have been meaning to pop this lil' candy up here for a few weeks now, I want to make sure that whoever wins it will have ample time to actually USE it before Christmas, and knowing I will be stuck on crazy-long work days through December, I want to get my lil' Christmas candy out there beforehand.

And here is what I have for ya:
One of my favourite Belles 'n Whistles Stamps,
a package of delectable Websters Pages trims,
a packed of Creatology jingling bells
and some Crystal Stickles, woopie!!!

Entry is by Mr. Linky so I can use a random number generator thingymabobber to pick a winner.
Here is what is necessary to win:
Leave me a comment with your favourite Christmas smell!! Pine trees, cinnamon and nutmeg, dinner in the oven, tell me, tell me, tell me!!
Leave a link to this candy in your sidebar, or post it on your blog, whichever is easier for you.
And uhhh, yep, that will do.

I will close the link and draw a winner on November 21st.

Good luck,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cherrie's Cheery Release Party Bloggity Hop!!

Excerpt Stolen Directly From Mrs. Waffles:

Hi there {PINK} Fans,

Yup we are mixing it up a bit with a blog hop after every release in November. But it's well worth the hop and let me tell you why.... Kellie is giving away 2 full sets of the Christams Cherrie ranges! WHOOT WHOOT. One digital set and one rubber set. AND better still there are hidden stamp amoung the {PINK} Ladies so be sure to hop around and leave some "Cherrie" lovin on each of the {PINK} ladies and guests.

If you have hopped over here from Maya'sBlog then firstly, a big, warm welcome to my blog, and thank you for your visit today!! Secondly, you are well on your way to completing our Release Party Cherrie Hop, but if you just happened to stop by for a visit and would like to start things off at square one (hehehehe, I called Kellie a square.....) please head over to the TPS Blog :)

I know, I know, yawn**** "Another Tag??" Yes, yes, more tags are comin' too!! They are cost effective where shipping is concerned and pack a lot of punch for a small little something or other, and really, there is not much space to unleash my chicken scratch penmanship, so really, win win win. More tags it is. Papers are BG. Medium: distress inks, naturally; punch, you know it, MS. Such a great rut to be in though!!

In case you get lost along the ways, here is the list....

Firstly, hop your happy butts over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and begin at the beginning :)

Kylie c
Kylie K

Winners will be announced on Monday 8th... So get hopping and HAVE fun!
Don't want to wait?? You don't have to!! Cherrie is in store now at Tickled Pink Stamps in both rubber and digi, yahoo!! But wait, there's more!!! Tickled Pink Stamps is having a year-end crafty Christmas Clear-Out SALE with discounts as steep as %30!!!!!!!! YES YES YES, I might even come out of the woodworks and spend a little cashola!! I mean, even with no coupon (i uhhhh, i am a tight-wad when it comes to buying for myself), these are still killer deals!!

Alright then, last but certainly not least, it is time for you to go and visit the talented Yani!!!!

Till Next Time Think {PINK}....

Friday, November 5, 2010

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges!!

Hello beautiful blogging buddies!!
It's the first Friday of the month and guess what that means???
Time for a new challenge over at
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges,
so get out your critter stamps and head on over for a play with us!!
This month our challenge is a good'un, it's the season of your choice!!
I'll bet we get a lot of winter creations this time of year!!
We've got some delectable prizes going on, some Penny Black and Tickled Pink action, good stuff, head on over and take a look!!

I've used the adorable Mollie Mittens from Tickled Pink Stamps, she's available in rubber AND digi and is purrrrrfect for this time of year!! She's coloured in distress inks and stickled in Diamond. The papers are Magnolia (plaid) and BoBunny (holly).

And I have managed some challenges, hot diggity dog!!

Sketch Saturday
ASFOSRelish To Embellish
CharismaCardzWith Love at Christmas
The Crafty Pad Stitching

I hope you will pop over to TFWC and play along with us this month!!

Cyber Hugs, stephanne