Saturday, April 30, 2011

Moving on.....

Here with sad new again......

My leave of absence from my DT's has turned into a permanent leave. I will not be returning to either of my wonderful DT's come June. The time has come for me to step down from card designing and focus on achieving my Social Work degree. I need to be addressing some issues over the summer before I start my grueling senior year. I will be applying to graduate school next year and if accepted, I will enter into the MSW program upon completion of my BSW. This leaves me little time for any other commitments.

I've had a wonderful time on each DT and thank Bugaboo and RubberNecker for the opportunity to be part of their DT!

I will still be making cards I just won't have much time for blogging anymore. I want to thank everyone for following my blog over the last couple of years!! I will miss everyone!! If you would like to keep in touch, send me an email. I would love to hear from you!

Best wishes for great creative energy,

Friday, April 1, 2011


Here with a bit of sad news.
I just wanted to stop in and let everyone that I won't be around much for the next two months.
I am taking a leave of absence from all of my Design Teams until I have finished out my semester at school.
I won't be gone forever, just until the last part of May or beginning of June.
My school schedule has become too demanding for me at the moment.
See you in June!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bugaboo OBG

Hi there!
It's OBG at Bugaboo.
Somehow I deleted this post and I don't have time to re-write it.
Hop over to the The Bug Blog to see the other DT creations.
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bugaboo Challenge- Mono and Three Buttons

Its' Bugaboo Challenge time again.
This week we want you to come up with a Monochromatic Three Button project. as I say and not as I do.....I forgot I was suppose to use buttons on this card. Sorry for the confusion! 
I will tell you, color challenges really ARE a challenge for me! I have never been good at them! I take things way to literal and don't think about how details can count as color elements. I had to leave a small portion of white on this card or I would have been on green overload =) 
Run over to The Bug Blog to see what happens when other DT members listen to directions and actually make a card with three buttons on it =)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Happy St. Patrick's Day


It's Bugaboo's OBG day here.
Today I made a birthday card for my Mother- In- Law. Today is her birthday along with my 'Step' Father- In- Law. How cool is it that they have the same B-day on St Patty's Day? 
 Happy Birthday Pat and Charlie!
I finally got my Copic airbrush to work better than I have in the past. The green you see around the Label One Nestie is done with an airbrush and not ink like my normal routine. If I'm going to get better inking the edge with the airbrush, I guess I need to start using it =)
The green ribbon you see really looks more like the Garden Green background than it does in this picture. If you can't see I added Crystal Stickles to her tights and Crystal Effects to her glasses and mug of beer.
Stop by The Bug Blog to see the DT projects.
Thanks for popping in! Have a wonderful day!

Dress: YG45, 41, G40
E11, 00, 000, C9, 7, 5, 3, R20

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Bugaboo Challenge- Scallops

It's Bugaboo Challenge time again.
How about creating something with Scallops? You can do it! 
Sounds pretty easy, but I was a bit stumped! I'm finding more and more that I'm getting stumped by challenges and I'm not sure why.
I decided to use the Label Eight Nestie as my reverse scallops and the circles as my scallops. I guess it's still  scallops no matter how you look at it.
Jodie created this shoe line a couple months ago and I had to have every image in the set. They are super cute and easy to color. I think the sentiment works perfect because if I'm trying on shoes, it usually means if they fit, I'm going to buy the pair.
Hop on over to The Bug Blog to take a look at the DT creations and get the dets on the challenge.

Copics: R85, 83, 81
Star Dust Stickles

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Love

It that time again......Bugaboo's OBG day.
I know Valentine's day is already past, but I made this card back in Jan when I needed a couple more V-day cards for family members. So I turned this Brat image into a Valentine.
I got these Nestie Heart Dies at Hobby Lobby right after Thanksgiving when they were 50% off. I've been wanting them for a while now and decided it was time since they were on sale.
I do tend to work way ahead when I'm making cards and thinking about holiday cards. It gives me a bit of cushion if things get out of control with school or other life events.
If you can't see in the picture, I added glitter around the heart die cut and Crystal Stickles to her shirt and shoes.
Thanks for stopping in!
Run over to The Bug Blog to see the other DT members creations 

Hair: E29, 27, 25,
Skin: E11, 00, 000
Shirt: R29, 27

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- So Sorry

It's Bugaboo's OBG day!
This is one of my favorite Bugaboo lines, The Brats. I think I'm pretty close to having all the images in the line now.
I kind of went in a new direction with this layout. I decided to use squares and mostly straight lines. I couldn't get my mojo moving when I was making all my Bugaboo cards for the month of March. So most of my Bugaboo cards will be a bit different this month.
I thought a 'Sorry' sentiment worked out with this slingshot image.
Jump over to The Bug Blog to see the DT creations.
Thanks for popping in.

Hair: C9, 7, 5, 3
Skin: E11, 00, 000
Overalls: B97, 93, 91
R29, 27, 24, E37, 35, 33

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bugaboo Challenge- Green & Sketch

It's Bugaboo Challenge time again.
We want to see your green and sketch skills for this one. Can you do it? I think you can!
I couldn't wait to use my Good Luck Turtle for this challenge! This line of turtles is just so cute, even if green is the hardest Copic color for me to use.
I had fun creating this card! I changed the sketch just a wee bit and added another piece of card stock under the button panel. I still think it is pretty close to the original sketch, just a minor change =)
Stop by The Bug Blog to get the dets on this challenge and see the DT creations!
Thanks for popping in today!


Copics: Turtle: YG45, 41, 67, 63, G40, Hat: C5, 3, 1

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Boy Bear

Welcome to Bugaboo's OBG!
Somehow I missed picking up this image from Bugaboo when it was available to us. How did I miss him, he is sooo adorable! I printed him off immediately and colored him in. I kind of wanted to make a masculine card with this image so I used my trusty Denium DP again.
I'm short on time today, so I must be running off.
Don't forget to stop by The Bug Blog to see the DT creations today.

Copics: Overalls: B97, 93, 91 Shoes: R29, 27, 24, 20 Bear: E37, 35, 33, 29, 27, C1

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Skating

 Bugaboo OBG day here!
I love to watch Ice Skating in the Olympics so I had to have this image when I saw it in the store. It amazes me the things they can do on the ice. I will thank my grandmother for getting me hooked on watching this sport. When I spent time at my grandparents house when I was little, my grandmother would be watching whatever ice skating competition was on. I guess that is where I become mesmerized by the what they were doing on the ice.
Anyhoo...thanks for taking that trip back in time with me.
Check out the Bug Blog to see all the other DT creations.

Copics: R85, 83, 81, E11, 00, 000

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bugaboo Challenge- Different Fold

Welcome to another Bugaboo Challenge!
Are you up to making a different fold card?
Let me tell you, I wasn't! I was scared to death making this! The funny thing, I love how it turned out! So why on earth was I so scared? I guess it was change. Oh that change word! Change can be so hard for me at times.
I saw Jeanette do a you tube video using this color combo on a mouse and I HAD to try it out. I also got the idea of making this gate fold card over at SCS. Beate has a great video on how to make one over there. I have a picture below so you can see how this gate card opens up, if you can't tell in the picture above.
You will want to stop by The Bug Blog to get all the details on the challenge.
Thanks for stopping in!

Copics: Mouse: E53, 51, 50, Hearts: R85, 83, 81, 20, C1

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Basket o' Hearts!

It's that time again! Bugaboo OBG!
I think I have everyone one of the image in this set. If you don't know, I'm a sucker for hearts! All of the images in this set have hearts. Hearts in baskets, hearts in pots. Hearts, hearts, everywhere hearts. In a perfect world I would be living surrounded by heart objects =)
This card turned out a bit different than I had imaged. I could not find a teal that matched my coloring and the reds look a bit 'off ' from each other. But that is what tomorrow is for....making more cards! =) Can't get em perfect everytime.
Pop over to the The Bug Blog to see all the DT creations with their favorite OBG!

Copics: Monkey: E37, 35, 33 Hearts: R29, 27, 24 Basket: 13, 11, 10 Shadow: C1

Monday, February 7, 2011

VIP- Paper Make-Up Stamps Blog Hop

I'm so very excited about today's post!
I was asked by my sweet stamping friend Maria to be part of Paper Makeup Stamps Birthday Blog Hop as a VIP guest!! I've never been a VIP before. YIIPPPEEEE
Paper Makeup Stamps is turning two years old and we are celebrating with a VIP Hop of the "Things We Love". Each DT member has asked a special friend to join in on the hop. See the master list for all the participants below.
You will want to start the hop at Paper Makeup Stamps Blog or follow the list below.
This is also where you can enter to win some fab prizes! If you get lost along the way, start back at the PMS blog.
I just love PMS stamps, but my favorite line is the Moody Girls. They are so fab, funky and easy to color! This is Moody for Rock and I just love her!
Katie.....thanks so much for this great opportunity!!!

Hope you have fun hopping!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Maggie Brat

It's Oldie but Goodie day at Bugaboo.
I have used the Maggie Angel Brat line for my card today. I colored this image in a while ago so it will look a bit different than the coloring I do now. It is amazing how coloring skills can change over 6-9 months just by practice.
Maggie's little heart was just begging for a sentiment inside. I know my fellow friend and DT member Peggy just did this with the Maggie image, but I promise mine was done a while ago. I would hate for anyone to think I was copying their work so I feel the need for explanation here =)
I already know how I will be sending this card to for V-day! It's great to have an individual in mind when making a card.
Stop by the Bug Blog to see the other OBG made by the DT today.

Copics: Dress: B21, 24 Hat and Shoes: R85, 83, 81

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bugaboo Challenge- ATC

It's Bugaboo Challenge time!
This week we want to see your ATC skills.
If you can believe it, I have never made an ATC. In all the years I've been stamping, this was my first. I'm not sure why I waited so long. It was so easy and fun! I thought working in a limited space would be hard for me but I really liked it.
So are you up for the challenge?
We want to see what you can do with limited space.
Run byThe Bug Blog to get the dets of the challenge. You could win some free images for trying this one out, so you don't have much to lose.
I can't wait to stop by and see your cute little cards!

Bear - E37, 35, 33,
Hearts - R29, 27, 24,

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Playful

It's Bugaboo OBG day again.
I used a very old image for my card today. I'm not sure when Jodie released this set, but it's almost a year old. I could not resist getting it because I love cats. Ours is just as playful as this image is. Cats definitely have a mind of their own, well at least ours does. Mine knows my morning routine by heart. 
I don't have much to say today. Ever have those days? 
Thanks for stopping in! 

Cat- N4, 3, 1, R20,
Birdhouse Base- E37, 35, 33,
Grass- YG67, 63,
Birdhouse- B97, 93, 91,
Bird- Y21, 13, 11

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rubbernecker Heart House

Of course when I saw this bird house with hearts on it from Rubbernecker I just know I had to have it. I'm sure you all know by now how parital I am to hearts.
I tried out my new heart Nesties on felt and it worked out perfect! Again this card was made on the weekend when my mojo was missing so it is a bit simple. I tend to lean toward simple when my mojo is misplaced.
If you can't see in the picture, I added Crystal Stickles to a couple lines on top of the bird house.
Thanks for stopping in!

Stamps: Grand Heart Birdhouse (Rubbernecker 49-08), Sentiment- Fall Trilogy Set (Rubbernecker 480)
Ink: Black (Memento), Regal Rose (SU) Copics: R85, 83, 81, E37, 35, 33
Paper: Neenah White, Pretty in Pink (SU), Close to Cocoa (SU) DP: unsure
Accessories: Paper Piercer (SU), Heart Nesties, Buttons (PTI), Heart Pin, Pink Satin Ribbon (Offray), Crystal Stickles, Crimper (SU), Dimensionals, Tacky Tape

Saturday, January 22, 2011

My Bugaboo Blog Hop Winner

My Bugaboo Blog Hop Comment Winner is.....

of Sara's Suger and Spice

I just sent you an email. If you don't get it for some reason, just send me one so we can get you your new free image =)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Birthday!

Hello and welcome to Bugaboo's Birthday OBG Mini Challenge.
Today for the mini challenge you must make a B-day themed card.
I just love Gus and his grumpy looks. This image is from the line that is all Gus B-day images. He is just so cute with his little plaid shorts!
DON'T forget to stop by The Bug Blog to get the details on the prize package for playing along in these mini challenges this week.
If you are not interested in taking part in the challenges but would like to buy some Bugaboo stamps, you are in luck. Jodie has a 60% discount going on all week in the store. Here is the code:
Thanks for popping in to take a look at my B-day card!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Bugaboo's Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to Bugaboo's  Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday Bugaboo! 

This is going to be a long post so make yourself comfortable =)
You should be arriving here from Jeanie's Blog. If you get lost along the way, you will want to start back at the beginning HERE.
We want to see your Birthday swagger! Are you up for the challenge to make a B-day themed card/project? With all the DT inspiration, you should not have a hard time coming up with an idea to get you started on your project. You have many chances to win if you play along in this challenge, the hop and hte mini challenges all week. Just for leaving a sweet comment here on my blog, you will have a chance of getting picked to win a free image. If you play in the challenge, you will have more chances to win images (1st place winner gets 7 free images, 2nd place will get 4 images and 3rd place will get 3). 
To celebrate Bugaboo's Birthday, we are having mini challenges all week. If you play in all the challenges this week, the grand prize package will knock your socks off! You should think about playing!
These are the themes of the mini challenges that you have a week to complete: 
Monday - Blue and white
Tuesday - Bling
Wednesday - Sketch (below)
Thursday - Another B-day theme
Friday - Anything Goes
What you will win if you play in all the challenges and/or hop:
Grand prize winner: One free image set per month for one year. This will be awarded to the individual who participates in the blog hop, the Saturday B-day theme challenge and all the mini weekly challenges.
2nd place winner: One order at 75% off. This will be awarded to the an individual who participates in all the mini challenges.
3rd place winner: Gets to design a image set with Jodie (owner of Bugaboo) and will be featured in a future challenge. This will be awarded to the individual who participates in the blog hop.

Now remember, you have a chance to win an image at every DT members blog if you leave them a comment. All winners will be announced on the The Bug Blog next Saturday. 
Please make sure you check out all the details for these challenges at the The Bug Blog.

Now if all these prizes were not enough, Jodie is giving eveyone a 60% discount for any orders placed during Birthday Week. Here is the code to take advantage of this great discount:
Thanks for sticking with me through this long post and checking out my cupcake project! 
NOW......You will be heading to Joy's Blog

Thought I would post the pictures alone so you can see my project a bit closer.

Senior Moment

Today I have a Rubbernecker card for you.
This image made me "crack up" when I saw it and I knew I had to have it! I think the sentiment goes perfect with the image. I just love his little undies with hearts on them.I was having a bad mojo weekend when I made this card so the design came out pretty simple. 
I'm just loving this DP by American Crafts. I only bought one piece because I was unsure if I was going to like it. Now I'm wondering why I didn't buy more of it. I get caught in a bad spot when I'm at the store. I think, I really don't need multiple piece of DP, but when I get home I wonder why I didn't buy more. Strange place to be in =)
Thanks for popping in!

Stamps: Ralph Picking Up Paper (Rubbernecker N-78-02), Senior Sentiment (Rubbernecker N-78-06)
Paper: Neenah White, Real Red (SU), Black (SU), DP: American Crafts
Ink: Black (Memento), Copics: R29, 27, 24, C1
Accessories: Paper Piercer (SU), Black Brads, Large Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bugaboo OBG- Ride

It's OBG day again at Bugaboo!
This is one of my very favorite Bugaboo lines- The Brats. I didn't think I wanted to get this image, but I keep seeing it in the store and I ended up needing to have it =)
She is adorable and makes me think of kids getting together to ride bikes. I guess that is the reason for why I choose this sentiment.
I'm not sure if you can see I added Stickles to her handlebar fringe. Anyone else remember having sparkly streamers? Kinda makes me wish I had some on my bike now =) Hahaha
Stop by the The Bug Blog to see the other OBG's by the DT.

Copics: E11, 00, 000, R85, 83, 81, B97, 93, 91, Y26, 21, 13, 11, N3, 1, C00

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Exciting News!

I get to announce my exciting news I've been holding in all week. YAY!!
I was asked to be part of the Rubbernecker Design Team!!
**Insert squeal**
One of my really good stamping friends is also joining the group.... Maria.
***Insert Double Squeal***
 I've talked about Maria here on my blog before. We went to the consumer CHA show in Chicago last summer together.
I was not planning to join any more DTs because of my school schedule, but Dave was so nice about my time constraints that I accepted.
I'm so excited to be joining this amazing team of women!
This stamp is from the new line called Fashion Ladies. This is one of my favorite stamps in the line and her name is Daphne.
This is kind of a simple card, but my MoJo was misplaced this weekend. I'm hoping it returns soon!
Thanks for popping in and sharing in my exciting news!
Hair: E29, 27, 25
Skin: E11, 00, 000
Jacket: N4, 3, 1
Pants: R85, 83, 81