Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lovey Bean Release Preview at The Greeting Farm!

Hi ya everyone!  Continuing today with The Greeting Farm PREVIEWS!  Remember the stamps you see will be available for purchase on January 1st, 2013 from The Greeting Farm.  This week though, we are previewing all the new images and today we get to feature a BEAN!!! I love these sweet girls!!
Meet Lovey Bean
Oh my gosh isn't she adorable!  I love all those cute little side stamps that come with her!  The sentiment is so sweet, "I found myself a love so true"!!!  The hearts and flowers really add a nice touch to the card as well. 
I loved mixing and matching papers with this sweet girl! 

Make sure to check out all the designers today and leave comments on their blogs and The Greeting Farm blog for a chance to win this girly!!!

Melissa Andrew - that's a me!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Greeting Farm PRERELEASE Preview!!!

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I am sharing something a bit special.  I was asked by the wonderful Jessica of The Greeting Farm to be a guest designer for a special release!  I of course jumped at the chance and today I'm PREVIEWING one of the new releases.  They will all be available on January 1st!
 This adorable new stamp set is called Sitting Wonderful and comes with this sweet girl you see above!  You can also pair her with her adorable love seat seen below!
Would you like to win this set for your very own??  Make sure to head to The Greeting Farm blog to see what the other designers created and to learn how you could win this stamp set.
Here are links to all the designers previewing today:
Melissa Andrew - that's a me!
Make sure to join The Greeting Farm all week to sneak the new releases and to possibly win one for yourself!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Release Day 6!

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of Whimsy Stamps December Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Monday (17 December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 23 December the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!
I used the adorable Playful Kitten images by Wee Stamps that are being released this week along with the FABULOUS new paper called Whimsy Romance and it's PERFECT for Valentine's Day!!! I LOVE IT! I used a Splitcoaststampers tutorial to make the Gable Box containers

Here are four close-up shots of those wonderful playful kitties!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on December 24th.

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gift Card Holders

Hi ya everyone!

In preparation for Christmas I REALLY needed to make some gift card holders and I had some that I bought from Michaels awhile ago.  They were quite ugly so I had my hubby spay paint them silver and I made little gift card holder from them!
I've shared the details on the MarkerPop blog!  Make sure to check them out if you get a chance.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Rlease Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Whimsy Stamps December Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Monday (17 December) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, Shape EZ templates and *new* Whimsy Prints pre-coloured toppers. From then until 23 December the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guests are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop and I am part of today’s hop!

Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 24 December.
For my project I used the ADORABLE new rubber stamp from Elisabeth Bell called Strawberry Dreamer!
I also used the new sentiment stamp set called Just a Note Notables 6.  This is a GORGEOUS sentiment set that coordinates with the Notables 6 die!  I LOVE them together!
To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Melissa - That's ME!!!

Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

Don't forget - To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whimsy Stamps December Rubber Release!!!

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps December 2012 rubber stamp and die release!

Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 20 fantastic new Rubber Stamps & Stamp Sets, 5 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, a fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC template and 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.
I created using the adorable Socialite from Whimsy and the new sentiment stamp set called Hello, Hallo, Hej.

We are also welcoming two new DT members to the Whimsy family today! We hope you will join us in giving a warm Whimsy welcome to Melissa Andrew (THAT's ME!!!!) and Janette Garcia. We are very excited that these extremely talented gals have joined us here at Whimsy as members of our magazine staff! Welcome Melissa and Janette!

From today until 23 December, the Whimsy DT and Special Guests will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. Each mini blog hop has a new release prize hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day.

At the end of release week (Monday 24 December) a 'Release Round-Up' will be posted on the Whimsy blog with a complete list of winners from the daily mini blog hops.

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT posts listed below by 12.00pm EST tomorrow:

Ann Vento
Ellie Stover
Iris Wiechmann
Janette Garcia
Melissa Andrew - that's me
Alberto Gava - Guest Designer
Beate Johns - Special Guest

If you would like to join us as our Guest Designer for our February 2013 release please go to our Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Monday 24 December 2012.

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Guest Design Creations for Pink By Design!

Hi ya everyone!  Today is my last day at Pink By Design.  I had a great time designing with so many fabulous ladies, that were truly so kind and fun to work with!  I colored a Tiddly image called Lillie Claire Warm Wishes and also created a video for the special occasion on coloring black hair.  You can view that below!



I also created this fun little goody container using a Splitcoaststampers tutorial

The adorable stamps used for both creations are from Pink By Design and come with a little die-cut as well!  The set is called Goodie Labels (ONLY $10 with DIE!!)  That's a great price for this beautiful set of stamps.  Join us over at Pink By Design to see all the lovely creations from the DT!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sway Mae - oh so sweet!

Hi ya everyone!
Another cutey patootie release today at Some Odd Girl, Sway Mae.  Again, I used some ADORABLE paper that will be released from Whimsy next week and it is AMAZING!!!  The colors screamed to me when I pulled out this sweet Mae to color.  The purples and greens just really popped together.  The sentiment is from Birthday Mae.

Make sure to join us on the Some Odd Girl blog and leave comments to win one of the adorable new digitals being released this week! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In the mood for LOVE!

Hi ya everyone!
  There is a new digital release this week at Some Odd Girl and this sweet Giddy Tia is perfect for any Valentine's Day creation!  Isn't she just the cutest?  I did a mix match of pinks and reds for this card and used some new paper that's going to be released at Whimsy soon and it's GORGEOUS for those love projects.  Make sure to join us at Some Odd Girl blog because if you leave a comment on each new release you could win a digi of your own! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Little Pink By Design at Christmas

Hi ya everyone!  I'm super excited to be a guest this week at Pink By Design.  Elizabeth of 217 Creations asked if I would want to join the team for a fun week on the Pink By Design blog and I of course said yes.  I've been creating a number of fun cards using the adorable sentiments that can be purchased in the store.  Sarah Hamer the owner and designer is super talented and the stamps are of great quality and are fun to work with.  The theme this week at Pink By Design is non-traditional Christmas colors.  What a challenge for me, as I really love my greens and reds!  I used the adorable set called Goodie Labels and you are in LUCK as it's on sale for only $10 and it comes with a die too!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sweet Penguin Style

Hi ya everyone!  I created this adorable cocoa and candy cane treat box using a fun Splitcoaststamper tutorial.  This is for my MarkerPop post today on their blog!  For more information, on how I made this cute guy, including the tutorial head to MarkerPop!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MakerPop and Tina Wenke Blog Hop!

Today MarkerPop is teaming up with artist and designer Tina Wenke to bring you a fabulous day of Tina Wenke inspired Christmas projects!!
If you haven't heard of Tina Wenke, here is a little info about her. Tina is an artist and designer who enjoys crafting, too. Her artwork and designs can be found on many different products like greeting cards, stationery, gifts, and of course stamps and paper crafting!  Tina's work is beautiful and MarkerPop is so happy to be carrying her stamp designs (by Stampavie); Tina also has a gorgeous line of patterned papers available at her online store.  Make sure to check out the paper and images as you hop!
We are so lucky to be hopping with Tina's products today. Each designer will share beautiful inspiration using Tina Wenke stamps and papers.  Make sure to hop along the designer list and see what everyone created today.
Today, I used the adorable stamp from Tina Wenke called Alyssa Pulling Sleigh and I paired her with the beautiful papers Holiday Stripes and Flakes Scrapbook paper!
The entire image was colored with my Copic markers and placed on Kraft cardstock!

Now, let's talk prizes!
Tina Wenke has generously donated a prize of 2 stamps (1 of her Winter designs and 1 Spring design) plus a pack of her Winter Papers & MarkerPop is giving away a $15 gift certificate. One lucky winner will win it all!
How can you have a chance to win? Simple, just follow these simple steps:
1. Head over to the Tina Wenke Blog & sign up to be a follower while you are there.
2. Head over to the MarkerPop Blog and sign up for an email subscription OR like us on Facebook (will have links).
3. Hop around to our designers and leave a comment on one or more of our Tina Wenke projects. For every comment you leave, you will receive an additional entry into our giveaway!




Monday, December 3, 2012

Hol-ODD-day Hop starts NOW!

Some Odd Girl is having their 3rd Annual Hol-ODD-day hop December 3-6 on the Some Odd Girl blog! Its one big Linky Party and you’re invited! All you have to do to hop with us is to create a post using a new or old holiday themed project using a Some Odd Girl digi or stamp and invite your friends to come hop by linking back to the hop in your post then just LINK UP at Some Odd Girl! Hoppers will be featured a few times a day on the Some Odd Girl Blog and linked up Hoppers will be entered to win some great prizes! Link up early for your best chance to be featured AND win!

Want to see my fun project using the adorable Angel Gwen clear stamp set.  The sentiment is also from the set.  The snowflakes that I stamped and embossed are from the Tiny Tia Warm Wishes clear set.  Both of these sets has so many cute items!  Make sure to check them out!
Make sure to head over to the blog and join us for prizes and features!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Funky Inks Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Funky Inks blog hop!  Today we celebrate with a blog hop with our newly found friends over at FunkyHand!  If you've just happened by my blog today and have no idea what's going on I'll explain.  Today, we have joined with Funky Hand to create a fun blog hop with two fabulous prizes for everyone!  FunkyHand is a great place to purchase digital papers to pair with our sweet Tiddly Ink images.  There are a number of people in this hop, so we ask that you take your time and hop over the weekend to thoroughly enjoy all the gorgeous creations!  Below, you will find the hop list.  You will have until December 3rd at 12am CST to comment on the blogs for our fabulous Tiddly Inks Prize of a $20 gift certificate to any digital item in the Tiddly Inks Store!  For details on the FunkyHand prize please go to their blog YOU won't want to miss it.
Now, let's talk my creation!  Today I used the sweet image from Tiddly Inks called Pinky!  She's a fabulous gothic and fun image for any creation!
I chose the cutest black and white papers from FunkyHand called Salt and Pepper.  I then went into Photoshop and changes a subset of the skulls to pink to match.  I used a heart (Fresh Goodies) and sentiment (Bracketful) from Pink By Design on my creation as well!  Please make sure to join us in the hop so that you can have a chance at the wonderful prizes!!  You can find the entire hop list HERE.  However, you should have come from Marlena's blog and NEXT you will go to Tabbatha's blog!



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Studio 3 Solutions Copic Storage

Ok, so I'm so excited to share this post with you today.  I saw these cubbies for Copics ages ago and the company that made them closed for a short time.  GUESS WHAT!!!  They are open again and ready to ship ship ship!!!!  The company is Studio 3 Solutions and they have wonderful customer service and fast shipping.  The most fabulous thing is they are made specifically for Copics...they are slightly tilted on each shelf so they don't fall out and they take up such a small amount of room.  My wonderful hubby had made me something similar but it was huge and it didn't tilt so my markes were always flying out.  I won two from a giveaway on Beate's blog and ordered three more too.  I would recommend at least 5 if you are planning on collecting most of the Copic Sketch.  It also gives you room for refills!  LOVE these.  Make sure to check out Studio 3 Solutions for a set of your own!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Colored for You!

Hi ya everyone!
  Today I have an adorable card to share with you using the sweet image from MarkerPop called Beatrice's Crayon from CC Designs.  The challenge at MarkerPop this week is to color a skin tone out of your comfort zone.  I decided to do a brief tutorial on how to color skin as well.  Here it is!

I hope you'll join us at MarkerPop for our fun challenge.  There are ALWAYS great prizes to be won!

Coloring Paper: XPress It
Medium: Copics
Image Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Bazzill
Design Paper: My Mind's Eye
Sentiment and stars: Pink By Design
Sentiment Ink: VersaFine Onyx
Star Ink: Versamagic
Chipboard Letters: Thickers
Dies: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Everyday Smiles with Some Odd Girl

Hi ya everyone!  Quick project for today's release at Some Odd Girl.  Did you see the new release?  It's so fun all sentiments and graphics.  Perfect for simple creations or adding fun sentiments to your elaborate creations.  I used the whole set, left it on the sheet it came on and inked it up and stamped.  So simple and easy!!!  Check out the release at Some Odd Girl!

A Cute Christmas with Tiddly Inks

Hi ya everyone! 
  We have a fun challenge at Tiddly Inks starting today, Make it Like Marlena.  I used the new and adorable image called Faythe Gives.  She's perfect for your Christmas creations.  I paired her with this adorable paper from Pink Paislee called Sidewalks.  The snowflakes are from Sizzix and I used the circle Spellbinders and Lacy Circle Spellbinders dies.  I colored Faythe in Copics.  Please join us for our fun challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Lollyrot Illustration guest today!

An art journal entry using a new release image from Lollyrot Illustrations.  This is a different sort of image for me so I decided to use her in an art journal page with an Edgar Allen Poe quote. I had a great time coloring her and actually did so twice.  I'll be showing that creation later.  For more on this project and the interview check out Lollyrot Illustrations!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thinking of You...

Hi ya everyone!
Today, I'm sharing a little card I made using the adorable rubber stamp from Whimsy stamps.  This stamp is a Wee stamp design by Sylvia Zeit and I LOVE all of them.  This sweetie is called Hopeful and can be found in the MarkerPop store.
I chose papers from Glitz Designs called Cashmere Dame and paired it with Bazzill card stock Patina.  The small enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  The cream crinkle ribbon is from an Etsy shop called Prairie Bird Boutique.  I also used a Paper Pen for the little pearls all over.  Hopeful was colored in Copics.  I tried something new and colored her skin in YR000, YR00, E11 and E04.  That's the challenge at MarkerPop this week!  Color skin out of your comfort zone.  Tomorrow, I'll share a Copic tutorial on coloring dark skin!  Hope you'll join me.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

UR Fabulous!

Hi ya everyone!
We have a new and adorable image at Tiddly Inks!  She's the sweetest and I had SO much fun coloring her gorgeous hair.  Christy has introduced a new character called Faythe and here she is!  You have to go check out some of my teamies creations with her so head over to the Tiddly Inks Blog and check her out.
I used the adorable paper from Echo Park called Sweet Day.  The ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel and the sentiment is from Pink By Design called Bracketful.  The sentiment set comes with lots of adorable sentiments just like the one above.  The dots on the background are from the Fresh Goodies set also from Pink By Design and those were stamped in Key Lime Versamagic ink.  Of course she was colored in Copics.  I also used a Fiskars border punch for the trim.
Hope you have a fabulous day!



Sunday, November 18, 2012

All My Love

Hi ya everyone!
  I made this very simple card today after seeing Beate John's GORGEOUS creation today on her blog, Fresh and Fun.  Really, check her creation out HERE.  She inspired me to use my embossing folders, which I haven't done for well over a year! Thanks Beate!  I also got a new stamp set from Pink By Design called Fresh Goodies.  This stamp set is super cute as it comes with perfect sentiments for all those yummy holiday goodies!  The sentiment and little heart are both from this set.  I'm also entering it into their fun challenge using your favorite patterns.  I LOVE floral design and also I'm a sucker for hearts when they are subtle! 
My paper is from the My Mind's Eye new paper Ruby.  I'm loving this paper.  The red heart was stamped in Versamagic Red Magic and the sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The hearts were embossed with the Heart Blocks Cuttlebug folder onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  The lace was from Ribbon Carousel


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hot Cocoa is YUMMY!

Hi ya everyone!
  We had two new images released yesterday at Tiddly Inks and this is one of them.  Meet Cocoa Wishes - Wryn and Wren.  I used the new papers from My Mind's Eye called All is Bright.  The red in the stack is not so vibrant so I chose papers with no red so I could really pop that color.  The Jewels are from Prima Say It in Crystals.  The sentiment is a My Craft Spot sentiment from White Christmas.  I also added some Paper Pen Opal to the outside of the image for a bit of interest.  The snowflakes are from an old purchase I made when I first started scrapbooking.  I apologize as I don't know the company.  Head over to Tiddly Inks and pick the new image and join our Thank you Challenge!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Perfect Time of Year for Thank You!

Hi ya everyone!
  I'm a lot late posting this creation today, it's just been one of THOSE days!  However, I LOVE this image from Tiddly Inks and she brightens my day.  I used the clear stamp set called Friends are Flowers.  I colored her with my Copics of course and chose this adorable paper from Echo Park.  The challenge this week at Tiddly Inks is all about saying Thank you!  It's a great time of year to show your appreciation for the loved ones around you.  Besides, who couldn't use a good thank you card in their stash :)  Head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog and join us for this season appropriate challenge!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Join Me for a Cuppa

Hi ya everyone!
  We have a new inspiration post today at MarkerPop.  One of the things I love so much about my Copic markers is that you can color your own embellishments.  It's difficult to see in this picture but the bling on the side from Say it in Crystals Prima Marketing is colored with RV34 to match my image.  The image is from CC Designs and is called Kiki La Rue Latte.  The banners were cut using the Spellbinders Lacy Pennants and Pennants dies.  I stamped them in Pink Petunia VersaMagic ink using the My Favorite Things Stamp set Always Time for Tea.  The sentiment is from the Always Time for Tea stamp set as well.  Join us at MarkerPop where DT coordinator Samantha shares a video on how to color your embellishments.  Also, at Created from Color I have a tutorial on coloring your own ribbon.  This card can be purchased from my Etsy shop.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi ya everyone!
I love WEE stamps!  I won a few the other day on a giveaway and then I went back and got some more.  They are in digital form from Sylvia Zet and you find them right HERE.  A few are also available in rubber at MarkerPop.  I used the new Simon Says Stamps dies and clear stamp called Small Folded Banners Holiday for the Merry Christmas.  The holly leaf is a die cut from Sizzix called Holly w/Berries #5.  The lace is from Ribbon Carousel and the paper is from Glitz Joyeux Noel.  The bling can be found at MarkerPop and is from Prima Marketing.  The base was made with Bazzil cardstock String of Pearls
This card will be available in my Etsy shop.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MarkerPop and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop - Cozy Christmas

Hi ya everyone!
I'm super excited to part of the great blog hop today with MarkerPop and Lawn Fawn.  Lawn Fawn is such an ADORABLE stamp company and are also carrying papers as well!  Their stamps are perfect for simple and clean creations or for creating elaborate scenes.  I created this simple card using Lawn Fawn's sweet Christmas set called Cozy Christmas!
I used an adorable paper set from My Mind's Eye called Winter Wonderland.  Did you know that MarkerPop carries all kinds of fun markers to color with too?  I used my Copics to create this fun cozy Christmas scene!

To join our hop and win prizes please go to the MarkerPop and Lawn Fawn blogs to hop!  Visit each blog and all the designers blog and have a chance to win either a $20 gift certificate to BlMarkerPop or a paper pad and stamp set from Lawn Fawn!!  What could be better?



Tuesday, November 6, 2012

U R Awesome!

Hi ya everyone!  It's Tuesday, and that means Tiddly Inks on my blog :)  There are no new images to release but I wanted to remind everyone that Tiddly Inks does come in clear polymer now!  This is one of the adorable images that you can purchase and there are a number of adorable extras.  Like the little leaves.  This set is called Hang in There Wryn.  The little birdies and sentiment below come with this set too!!!
Make sure to head to Tiddly Inks to see all the adorable clear stamps that you can purchase!  We also have a fun challenge going on too! 
Items used in the above project:  Simple Stories Harvest Lane, Cheery Lynn Designs flower die, My Craft Spot tag die and sentiment. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Keeping it Simple!

Hi ya everyone! Something different from me today, a clean and simple card using the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I wanted to think of a fun technique using My Favorite Thing dies and I wanted to share something different.  How abut using your dies to make stencils!  You can check out all the details tomorrow on the MarkerPop blog!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Live Long

Hi ya everyone!  It's the weekend and I've been feeling under the weather.  BOO!  But, on Friday before I got sick I created this simple little card using two challenges at Splitcoast.  The first being, a collage with stamps.  This is interesting as I'd never thought to stamp mulitple images with different colors to produce a fun collage of stamps. I like the turn out though.  I also used a sketch in the Clean and Simple challenge section.

I used Ocean depths and Pixie Pink Versamagic ink, with my Tim Holtz Slight Alterations red rubber stamps and Unity Feb. 2012 Kit of the Month stamps.  The ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel - Pink V-striped Twill and White Spidy Lace Crochet ribbon.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A little birdie tag

Hi ya everyone!
My sweet friend Beate has been encouraging me to do challenges!  I so love that since I don't get a chance too often.  She pointed me to the fun CASE study Challenge Blog!  They have a gorgeous sample to CASE and really it's beautiful and inspiring!

For this creation I used my new washi tape from Freckled Fawn.  I also used some twine, QuicKutz birds die, Prima Crystals, and sentiment from Tiddly Inks Hang in There Wryn.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous crafty weekend!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tobie and his Puppy

Hi ya everyone! 
  There is a new sketch this month at Some Odd Girl.  I used the adorable Tobie and his Puppy clear stamp for this card.  There is a sad story behind this stamp though :(  (well for me anyhow).  I went to CHA with Kristy and Leah of Some Odd Girl not to long ago and Kristy had given me this stamp and a few others for my design team roll.  We went to Denny's and I lost him.  I was able to stamp him once and color him up.  Yup, this stamp has been colored since then and I'm just getting around to using him on a card!!  This will be the last time I color sweet Tobie too!  Aw, poor guy.  However, you should join our challenge going on right now for some AWESOME prizes!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hi ya everyone and Happy Halloween!
I have a little card to share with you that I made for the new release image at Tiddly Inks.  Meet Wryn in the Fall!  Isn't she so cute with that little hat and coat.  I got this fabulous new paper from Echo Park called Fall Fever and knew I had to use it with this image.  The ribbon is from my favorite ribbon shop on Etsy; Prairie Bird Boutique

Thanks for stopping by today and have a very Happy Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

On Cloud 9 - Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi ya everyone!
  Today, we have a new challenge at Tiddly Inks.  We are challenging people to create a card based on a card by design team member Lou!  I used the adorable On Cloud 9 Wryn, a new release from Tiddly Inks.  She's just the sweetest!  I used a number of beautiful Glitz papers for this creation in addition to the trimmings.  The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  Head over to Tiddly Inks and join our challenge.

Christy is also having a giveaway on her blog for reaching 2500 followers on the Tiddly Inks Facebook page.  Go over and like our page and then join us on her blog for a $20 gift certificate giveaway!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Decorations!


 Hi ya everyone!
  Sharing with you today on the MarkerPop blog how I made these fun and easy decorative jars for Halloween!  My kids joined in too!  You probably have MOST of the products laying around if you enjoy crafting.  I saw a few different versions of this on Pinterest.  It's sort of a different take on the Christmas ornaments that so many people love!