Wednesday, March 31, 2010

~GroovyGurlZ Challenge #3 ..Inspiration with Lita & Roder Release~

It's that time again!!! Another amazing challenge that Tonya has come up with for all of us over at StampInsanity! Tonya has asked us to use this picture she found at Hot Topic to help inspire us for this weeks challenge!

ARE YOU UP FOR IT?!?!!?! SURE YOU ARE...ROCK IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Before I get to my project this week, let me introduce you to Lita & Roder!! They're the newest rockers at StampInsanity!! Beth done an amazing job with these two! I had so much fun coloring Lita this week!!! They're both such the rocker kids and would work perfect for a teenagers birthday bash or even a graduation party!!! You can purchase these awesome rockers and the sentiments to match at Stamp Happens!

For my project this week, I made a guitar using my Cricut and the Indie Cart cartridge! Added Lita, sporting her rocker hat, and the "Rock Out Loud" sentiment, also available at StampInsanity. I think she's ready to party the night away, well she has me ready anyways....ahhh to be young again!! If only!!!

Are you ready to rock n roll with us this week!?!?!!?

If so, please share your creations with us,
using challenge code SISC3,
for SI Inspiration Challenge #3,
by linking your project


Lita Image and "Rock Out Loud" from StampInsanity

GinaK Pure Luxurious Cardstock

DCWV Metallic Stack (Or as I like to call my METALLICA stack)

Various brads and floss for my guitar

Finishing Accents -- Rhinestone Stickers

Colorbox Chalk Ink -- Turquoise

and my Copics.........

Be sure to check out the rest of the teams awesome projects for this week!!! They are freakin' amazing to say the least!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Welcome to another week at StampInsanity! This weeks Groovy challenge is to alter an item that can hold something!! So I took a lil basket I had gotten from my sisters old business and tried to do something else with it. Originally it was mint green with lady bugs and all this girly girl stuff on it, and if you know me, we can't have none of that! Which led to the quote I used on the front of the lil basket.
So this is what I came up with this week with the help from Nicholette of the Les Coquettes Collection !!

Be sure to check out the rest of the teams awesome projects for this week!!! They'll blow your socks off let me tell ya!!!
Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
InkEssentials Glossy Accents
Acrylic Gesso
Folk Art Metallic Amethyst Acrylic Paint
Wood Basket
Various Ribbons from my Scrap Tin

So do you have what it takes to groove with the GroovyGurlZ?? I bet you do!! Let's see those projects!!
Please share your creations with us using the challenge code SISC2 for SI Sketch Challenge #2, and by linking your project

Saturday, March 20, 2010


This weeks challenge over at Sew Many Challenges is being sponsored by the awesome companyOur challenge for you during the week of March 19 - 25 is a Sketch challenge with a Spring Theme!! You'll find the sketch below! So grab your digis or rubber stamps and get to work. As always we would love to see you use an image from Sew Many Cards! All $10 purchases made between now and April 1st will get you an entry in the Copics Giveaway Contest! All the details are HERE

What can you win this week at Sew Many Challenges? Our awesome sponsor Cornish Heritage Farms is giving the winner the three rubber stamp sets you see pictured below!! These are new release sets at that!!! I will tell you personally, they are absolutely beautiful!! Our sponsor team will be posting projects throughout the week made with these stamps. You can find them in our slideshow at the top of our challenge blog as well.
Ok so here's my card for the week. Personally I'm not feeling it. My mind has just fell asleep on me. Hopefully someone out there may find it a little purty. lol I hate when you have something visioned in your mind, and you just can't get it the way you want on paper...ugh! Anyways, I welcome everyone to take our challenge and give me much needed inspiration!!!

Sew Many Cards -- Easter Basket Freebie Image (Posted now on Sew Many Challenges) -- Curious Iridescent Cryogen White Cardstock
DCWV -- Butterflies & Blossoms Paper Stack
DCWV -- Citrus Paper Stack
Basics by Kaisercraft -- Pearls -- Yellow
Walmart -- Easter Ribbon
CTMH -- Sander & Distresser
Smooch -- Kiwi, Molasses
Ranger Stickles -- Eucalyptus, Silver, Yellow
Ranger Distressed Stickles -- Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Liquid Pearls -- Mint Green, Pastel Raspberry
and last but not least -- COPICS
I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz -- Spring
Frosted Designs -- Think Spring
Fussy & Fancy -- Green
Stamp Something -- Distressed Somethings (edges and top of card)
I Love Digi -- Easter

Thursday, March 18, 2010

~GroovyGurlZ feat. Les Coquettes~

YAY!! The day has finally come to announce the debut of the GroovyGurlZ Design Team, and the new release of a great stamp set from StampInsanity Stamps called Les Coquettes - "The Flirty Girlies" in French!! See I'm already learning new things!!
Our debut challenge is a simple sketch challenge, but it's an awesome sketch to play with. We can't wait to see what everyone can come up with!!! And you have got to check out the rest of our Groovy Gurlz blogs to see their amazing projects they came up with using this set and sketch!! They will definitely knock you out of your seats with their stunning work, so don't miss any of them. Be sure to hop through each of them!!
So do you have what it takes to groove with the GroovyGurlZ?? I bet you do!! Let's see those projects!!
Please share your creations with us using the challenge code SISC1 for SI Sketch Challenge #1, and by linking your project HERE
For my sketch challenge, I chose to use the sassy and cute, Pierrette and the Les Coquettes sentiment -- "To Understand is to forgive". Pierrette caught my eye immediately! Beyonce has an alter ego, so why can't I?? And Pierrette definitely fits that personality that I have. And how great is that's so true...but however...Pierrette has a different twist on it!
Here's the inside of my card. Pierrette is waiting to let you know that the sentiment on the front, doesn't always mean what you think!! Here I came up with a different twist to that sweet sentiment! Don't let Pierrette fool ya by her sweet demeanor, she's got a sassy and flip side, and here she shows it off!!! So of course, the inside sentiment isn't included in the Les Coquettes sentiment set.


Les Coquettes Collection -- Curious Iridescent Cryogen White

SU Whisper White Cardstock

The Paper Company "Citrus Fuchsia"

DCWV -- All Dressed Up Stack

DCWV -- Christmas Cardstock Stack

Scalloped & Classic Oval Nestabilities

RibbonFX -- White

Skittles -- Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink -- Meadow

Font -- Andrea Regular

SU "Taken with Teal" & "Pink Passion" Classic Ink Pads

and last but not least

I'm entering this card in the following challenges...

Ooh-la-la Creations -- Anything Goes

The ABC Challenge -- Q is for Quotation

Crafty Creations -- Spots and Dots

Fab n Funky -- It's All New (which would be my ribbon and the new release digi stamp)

Little Red Wagon -- Copics

Creative Card Crew -- Going Dotty

Pollycraft Monday -- Sparkly Things

Friday, March 12, 2010


This week at Sew Many Challenges we have Angela Wood as our Guest Designer this week, and boy did she amaze us with her awesome project using Jovi from Sew Many Cards. You have to get over there and check it out, as well as all the other DT projects in the slideshow at the top of the challenge blog. Angela chose the theme of Easter this week, so below you'll see my take on the theme. Also over on Sew Many Challenges, you'll find this weeks Freebie Friday image!!! We would love to see what you make with it if you grab it!

So below you'll see my project that I chose to make this week using the Easter theme. It started out as a mini album, but midway I changed it to a magnet for my mom. It's an ongoing thing when we're home to leave her a message of some sorts on her fridge, so I figured I would send her this where she's always got a message from us when we can't be there!
Hope ya like and thanks for looking!! Hope to see ya over at Sew Many Challenges!

Sew Many Cards -- Hummingbird
Cut Card -- Curious Iridescent Cryogen White
Specialty Paper from HSN
Drink Coasters (Chipboard)
Stickles -- Lavender
Bling Brad from stash
Primas Fabric Fancies -- Opal & Amethyst
3/16" White Ribbon
Acrylic Piece from Stash
Marvy Uchida - 3" Giga Circle Punch
Smooch -- Molasses
Xyron Magnet Tape
Computer generated sentiment using the font Kunstler Script
and the copics below
Now for my project......
I'm also entering this into the following challenges......

Crafty Calendar -- Flower Power
Fussy and Fancy -- Green
If The Shoe Fits -- White, Green & Black
Paper Cutz -- Anything Goes
Stampin B's -- Spring or Easter
PaperPlay -- Seeing Double (used double Primas on both sides of sentiment)
Handfull of Stamps -- Lucky 4 (I used 4 Primas)
Cute Card Thursday -- Celebrations (Celebrating Easter and Spring!)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges -- Going Green
Tanda Stamps -- Simply Spring
A Spoonful of Sugar -- Recycled (Drink Coasters)
Creative Card Crew -- It's A Celebration (Easter and Spring)
Stamp with Fun -- Spring
Ooh-la-la Creations -- Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges -- Flower Power
Rosie-D's Challenge -- Think Spring
Raise the Bar -- Go Green
AI Factory -- Clear and Simple (Clear is my Acetate in the circle punch)
Susie's Sassy Designs -- Easter

Monday, March 08, 2010


Ok so I finally got my challenge project finished for Sew Many Challenges. Our challenge for this week, is to make a male project using a Male theme. It could be for a man or a little boy. The bear I used came from the Sew Many Cards store. Our sponsor this week is KLM DESIGNS. The winner of this weeks challenge will win a 3 images of their choices from KLM DESIGNS! How awesome is that!!We hope you can join us this week!!
My project is an additional gift for Angela's son. It goes with the name sign I posted last week. I had Angela send me a few pics of her son, daughter and husband. I wanted one of Angela but she wouldn't come off of one lol So I decided to go with this picture.

Sew Many Cards -- Bear with Kite
Cut Card Stock -- Cryogen White-Curious Iridescent #89
Michael's -- Wood Frame
Folk Art Acrylic Paint -- Metallic Blue Sapphire #656
Ribbon -- Yellow Ric Rac from stash
Acrylic photo cover -- cut from stash pieces
Chipboard Letters from stash -- colored with Copic R29
Grey Fiber thread for Kite String
Copics Used...... I'm also entering this is the following challenges....

Double Dutch -- Boys Only

Ooh-La-La Creations -- Anything Goes

Delightful Sketches -- Theme of kids

Hand Full of Stamps -- Let it Shine -- what you think of when you hear the word shine...Flying kites on a shiny day with a great breeze

PaperPlay Challenges -- Just Because

Pixie Dust Studio -- 3D Creation

All Sorts -- Just For Men

Die Cut Dreams Challenge -- No Flowers Allowed

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays -- Open Challenge

The Crazy Challenge -- Show Me Anything

Simple Doodles -- Paper Piecing & a Digi Stamp

Frosted Designs -- Favorite Technique(Paper Piecing is mine)

Creative Inspirations -- Anything male

ABC Challenge -- Paper Piecing

Friday, March 05, 2010


Lot's of news to tell you about from Sew Many Challenges and Sew Many Cards!!!! So be sure to read through so you don't miss out on any of the fun and goodies!!!!
My random comment winner from the March New Release Blog Hop is ....
Please contact me at to claim your Baseball Bear Digital image set!!! Congrats!!
This weeks challenge at Sew Many Challenges is ... LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!!!
That's right. Make a project with a male theme. It can be for a young boy or an adult male!! Our generous sponsor this week, KLM Designs is offering 3 Digital images of the winners choice from the KLM Designs store!!! How awesome is that!!
I'll be back later in the weekend with my project. I'm getting over a sinus infection that ran down into my wisdom tooth, but wanted to post all the details so everyone will hurry over!!
Don't forget our DT CALL that we have going on right now!! For all the details, email me at
Also don't forget about the great Copic Giveaway happening at Sew Many Cards. You can find the image with link in my right sidebar!

Click the link above or the picture below to take you to the sweet image that Sew Many Cards is offering this week! Get it before it's gone!



A special thank you to our weekly sponsor this week...KLM Designs and our monthly sponsors, Soft Pencil and Simon Says Stamp!

KLM Digi Stamps (KLM Designs) was started by a Mother & Daughter team. Kathryn (owner of KLM Digi Stamps) and Sue (Company’s artist) started designing digital stamps for their own creations. After much response & excitement to their designs they formed KLM Digi Stamps.
KLM carry’s a large selection of designs from clowns, which are the company’s signature design to digital sentiments. All images are delivered ZIP format. Each image file contains JPEG and PNG format files. Images can be resized, reversed and altered to your likings.

"Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs.
My illustrations are a homage to the Nature and their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become protagonists.I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous characters and to enjoy creating with them!"


Thursday, March 04, 2010


It's that time again!!!
Design Team call for
Sew Many Cards!
We would love to have you as part of the Sew Many Cards family!
Our new team will begin on April 19th and end on July 15th!
If you love to be creative and have fun at the same time then please email me for all the details at
Please put ~SMC DT CALL~ in the subject line.
You do NOT have to have prior Design Team experience to apply!!
We'll close this call on March 25th.

Monday, March 01, 2010


If you're looking for the Sew Many Challenges blog HERE

Well my husband left yesterday for a month of training, so I've got some free time, so I made this card for my mom. She had knee surgery, so I wanted her to know I was thinking of her. It will probably double as a birthday card too lol
Anyways, I asked Angela over at Sew Many Cards if she could make me up a special image to use for the occassion and I think she done a great job! Remember if you need a special image done up, ask Angela at, she just may surprise ya!! Watch the Sew Many Cards store if you like this one, it just may show up!!

Hope ya like and thanks for looking!!

DCWV -- Citrus Stack
Rob & Bob Studio -- Holiday Slab
Gina K -- Pure Luxury Cardstock
Copic Markers -- YG 03, 63, 67...YR 14, 16, 18
Copic Multiliner 0.3
CTMH Ribbon Rounds -- Organdy Summer Celebration
Nesties -- Scalloped Rectangle
Primas Fabric Fancies -- Jade , Opal
Distressing Ink around Sentiment
Inkessentials -- Glossy Accents
Bling Brads from Stash
Martha Stewart -- Scalloped Border Punch
Computer generated sentiment

This card also fits in the following challenges --
Copic Creations Challenge -- Wee Bit O' Green
Prairie Fairy Fridays -- Color Challenge
Design Dollies -- Color Challenge
Lexi's Creations -- Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday -- Distressing
The Pink Elephant -- Add the color GREEN
Pile It on -- "Lucky Me"
Crafty Creations Challenge -- Cut it out and Pop It Up
Bugaboo Stamps -- Use the color Green
Saturday Spotlight -- Clean It Up
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle -- Sparkle & Shine
C.R.A.F.T -- Ribbon & Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday -- Ribbon-tastic
The Treehouse -- Bling It On
Crazy 4 Challenges -- Use 3 Textures
Practical Scrappers -- Chalks/Inks
Frosted Designs -- Handwriting
Creatalicious Challenges -- Create a little Something



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