Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TwilightTuesday TTIC#37, A Little Romance!

Welcome to another installment of Twilight Tuesday Inspiration challenge!!!
This week is TTIC#37 and it comes from the incredible, talented, sweet Donna!!
This week is all about Romance!
Here is the challenge in her words....
"People who know me know that I am a romantic at heart and one of the things I am constantly drawn to is Edward's and Bella's unfailing, undeniable, intense and passionate love they have for each other....

To many of us it's what draws us back to reading the books over and over again....My husband (whom I love with all my heart) is NOT a romantic in anyway, shape or form. And although I knew this when I married him I sometimes find myself craving for a little bit of romance....

So apart from actually going out to find it, I turn to my bookshelf instead! One of the books I pull out when I need a romantic hit is Eclipse...

When Edward finally gets to give Bella his "Hand me down" and when he finally gets her to agree to marry him....along with a few other things!

I took a deep breath."Isabells Swan?" He looked up at me through his impossibly long lashes, his golden eyes soft but, somehow, still scorching. " I promise to love you forever- every single day of forever. Will you marry me?"There were many things I wanted to say, some of them not nice at all, and others more discustingly gooey and romantic than he probably dreamed I was capable of. Rather than embarrass myself with either, I whispered, "Yes.""Thank you," he said simply. He took my left hand and kissed each of my finger tips before he kissed the ring that was now mine."

Creative Challenge:Do you have a favourite Edward and Bella, Jacob and Bella or even a Alice and Jasper romantic moment? Create something that celebrate's their love or how about creating something for that special person who you love.

Comment Challenge:Tell us about your most favourite romantic moment... be it in the books or real life!

Here is my sample, I wanted to use romantic colors and papers. I used the sets from Artful INKAbles again too!

Stamps Used: Into the moonlight, Fictionally yours0Artful INKables
Papers Used: Wisteria BasicGrey, ripe avocado, true black-PTI
Ink Used: versafine black onyx, river rock SU

Go and see what the DT has created this week!! They all rock!!!

Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya
And Our Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna ~
Come and play along, find the deets HERE at TwilightTuesday.com!!!
Sorry such a short post this week I am camping with the family!! Have a great fourth everyone!!
Till Later!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Day 4 Twilight tuesday and Artful INKables!

We are still going strong at Twilight Tuesday for featuring projects made with Artful INKables stamps!! A new batch of projects were showcased today!! Go and check them out, everyone has made such beautiful projects! Leave a comment there for your name to go into the blog candy drawing!

Here is my project for today... I used the feathers and the sentiment from Fictionally Inspired :Why am I covered in Feathers?" Cute!! I added a touch of red to the feathers.

Stamps Used: Fictionally Inspired-Artful INKables
Paper Used: Pure poppy, white, spring rain-PTI, boxer dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, versamark

Accessories Used: Buttons-scarlet Jewel PTI, hemp twine

It isnt too late for you to make a twilight inspired project for a chance to win the Into the Moonlight stamp set blog candy!!! Create anything you like that says Twilight to you and put it on your blog, add it to your SCS gallery, or upload it to Flicka and then Give us the link On This Post!! and just like that you are entered to win!!

Thanks for stopping by, dont forget to enter my Blog Candy, I will choose a winner sometime after Noon CST!!
Till Later!

Friday, June 26, 2009


WOo Hoo the time has come to announce the winner of My Birthday Blog Candy!!!

Drum roll please......... Random.Org has chosen the winner out of 45 entries is numberrrrrrr.......45!!!!

And this post is the winner!!

Susan McRae said...
Happy Birthday Jacquie! What a great blog you have! Thanks for a chance to win.
June 25, 2009 6:42 PM
Congrats Susan!! Email me at jacquienordaune@gmail.com!!! I dont have any contact info for you. I will hold this for you for 24 hours, I would like to get this mailed out before Sunday when I leave camping for a week!
THANKS to EVERYONE who left such sweet comments! Made my Birthday sooo perfect!! Love you all!!
Till Later!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day three of Artful INKables fun on TwilightTuesday!!

Hi All!!
Have you been to TwilightTuesday.com? Artful INKables? This whole week has been a blast!!!! It is NOT too late to participate and comment for your chance to win Into the Moonlight Artful INKables Twilight Stamp set!!! Red rubbah!!! Stamps for all, Team Eddie, Team Jacob, Bella......

I have a card featured on the TwilightTuesday blog today.

I made extra projects from the Artful INKables stamps, the WHOLE DT did!!! :) We didnt have to, we all just DID!!! So that tells you how GREAT those sets are!!!

Here is my project....
I used the chess piece from Into the Moonlight, the sentiment and swirl are from Fictionally Inspired set. I used the new color from papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel, the paper, the ribbon, the button and the ink is that color. I thought it fit the royal beauty of the Love between Bella and Edward. I layered the chess piece panel on true black and white cs. The chess piece is covered in crystal effects.

Stamps Used: Into the Moonlight, Fictionally Inspired- Artful INKables
Paper Used: Scarlet Jewel, true black, white-PTI
Ink Used: Scarlet jewel PTI, versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Stitched ribbon, button PTI, crystal effects SU
Thanks so much for stopping by, make sure and head over to TwilightTuesday and see ALL the other AMAZING creations from the DT!!!
Come back tomorrow for EVEN MORE!!!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone!! Thanks for coming by my blog today! It is Royal Kat Wednesday for Queen Kat Designs!!

You should be coming from Whimsical Ink Sorority! If not, Start at the Queen Kat Designs Blog and see all the wonderful creations!
This week the theme is Vintage!! I LOVE anything vintage, my grandma's furniture, buttons from an old jacket, old pictures..anything vintage is beautiful to me!

For my project I used Aged Compass and stamped it onto Recess basicGrey paper papers I just picked up. They look vintage to me and I helped the process a bit by adding some river rock ink. I added brads from BasicGrey. The sentiment is from Your My... set.

Stamps Used: Aged Compass, Your My...-Queen Kat designs
Paper Used: Recess BasicGrey, Ripe Avacado PTI
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, river rock SU
Accessories Used: BasicGrey brads
ALL QKD stamps are still 35% off!!!!! Till June 29th, hurry and grab some!!

Hope you enjoyed your stop here!!
Next on the hop Is the Queen Herself Vicki!!!!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

TTIC#36 A Special Collaboration with... Artful INKables!!!!!!!

EXCITING TTIC week!!!! The surprise that you have been waiting for since yesterday is......
We have a partner for today’s challenge — Artful INKables! To celebrate the release of their two new stamp sets called Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired, we’re working with the Artful INKables team on today’s challenge! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these sets!!!! They rock!!! (These sets are soooo affordable too, and they are red rubbah!!!!)

Artful INKables was founded by Kristin Soboloski to express her love of rubber stamps, art, and all things crafty. After crafting for many years, Kristin began to design her own rubber stamps and her company was born.
And about these new stamps…you have got to see them for yourself! They’re the buzz of the online crafty community! The TwilightTuesday Design Team loves them and we’re sure you will too. And you will definitely recognize the inspiration behind them.
Visit Artful INKables‘ store to check them out and get your own sets! You’ll also want to check out their new Vampire Romance-Themed Pewter Charms Set; they’re beautiful and would be a great addition to any vampy project! Who doesnt need Bella's truck in Pewter, I NEED it!! :)

Now…brace yourself for more good news…AMAZING BLOG CANDY!!
Kristin from Artful INKables has generously provided us with three sets of her new stamps, along with a set of the Vampire Romance charms, to use as giveaways!
Find Out about how YOU can enter to win this AMAZING Candy HERE

And for the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge theme this week from Julie—
"The theme for this week’s challenge (TTIC36) is What Says Twilight To You?
So many things say “Twilight” to the multitudes of Twilight fans. What images do you think of when you think about the Twilight books and movies?
For some, Twilight means an apple, for some, the chess piece on the cover of Breaking Dawn, and for others, Bella’s truck conjures up the Twilight mood. Many fans love to express their Twilight love by choosing a “team” to root for, and others have favorite quotes from the book that are near and dear to them.

For the craft portion of the challenge: create a piece that expresses what comes to mind when YOU think of the Twilight saga.
For the comment portion of the challenge: Many people often say that reading the Twilight saga has been life-changing. Please share how the saga has changed your own life or made you view life in a different way."
Here is my Project using the amazing Artful INKables sets Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired sentiments!! I stamped this image onto PTI white with versafine black onyx ink and colored with markers and covered the main images with crystal effects. They are shiny. The swirl is stamped in the background with versamark. I added satin ribbon from SU. The sentiment is from Fictionally Inspired and stamped in the same ink.

Stamps Used: Into the Moonlight, Fictionally Inspired-Artful INKables
Paper Used: white, true black, pure poppy cs PTI
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, versamark
Accessories Used: Whisper white satin ribbon SU, markers, crystal effects SU, sticky tape

The Twilight saga changed my life completely, silly to say sometimes but Stephenie Meyers characters came to life for me, These books made me feel young, and feel that true undying love is out there in this universe and we can overcome anything to achieve that love that WE need. I was completely and irrovicably hooked into these books, reading them at a lightning pace and since reading them 8 times each. Impossible to put down I tell you. During reading these books I was going through some hard times and I must admit this story helped me reevaluate my feelings as a woman, as someone capable of unconditional love who knew what direction I wanted to go in my life, I wanted to be IN love I wanted to feel love and I had a right to ask for it...and I did. besides loving these books I felt bonded with these books and we all remember what being 17 feels like, the good and the bad. Things are much better in my life and I wish I could give Stephenie a HUGE hug because the books she wrote are a part of me now...

And of course, this week the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge Design Team has used Artful INKables’ new stamp sets for their projects. Check out today’s projects:
Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya
And Our Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna

And we’ve all been SO inspired by these new stamp sets that myself and the rest of the Twilight Tuesday Design team has made additional projects that will be featured on the TwilightTuesday.com blog as well as our individual blogs ALL WEEK!!!

Please join in and play along with us! Go Visit TwilightTuesday.com for ALL the details!!!
Enjoy, have fun and I cant wait to see what YOU create!!!
Twilight Hugs!
Till Later!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

CAS20 and a secret........

Hello everyone!! Hope a good weekend was had by all! I had a fun one!
Wanted to share my SCS challenge card for Clean and simple challenge 20. CAS20, paper piecing! It was a fun one!

Here is my card for this challenge. I used my June KOM from Unity of course ;)
Stamps Used: June KOM-Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: White, spring moss cs PTI, Wisteria BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, versamark
Accessories Used: Whisper white satin ribbon SU, button Foof-a-la

Also Some fun, exciting news today!!! Check in with TwilightTuesday.com and come back here tomorrow for some FUN, FUN things happening!!! You wont want to miss it!!!
See you tomorrow!!
Till Later!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Hi! Welcome to another installment of Hip Hop hangover for Unity Stamps!!
I have two cards to share with you that I made for Hip Hop challenges yesterday!

Stamps Used: June KOM- Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: Pink pirouette, chocolate chip, riding hood red SU, cupcake dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: stickles, crystal effects SU, glitter, brown ribbon

Stamps Used: June KOM- Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Pink pirouette, riding hood red SU, pink armadillo
Ink Used: versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: crystal effects SU
Real quick post today! It is my birthday today! YAY! Stay tuned for BLOG CANDY!!!
Till Later!


It's my Birthday!!! Woo Hoo the Big 3-1!!! SO in celebration of my day I want to give my friends, followers, buddies a chance to win some goodies!!! 'cuz I love ya! :)
I dont need you to do anything special because all of you already ARE SPECIAL to me!!

If you want to spread the word please do, havent been here before? by all means please sign up as a follower, you will see Unity, QKD and twilight goodness here if you do! :) you want to guess how many stamps I have, sure do it! HeHe just teasing! Just leave a comment on this post and make sure I have a way to get ahold of you and you are set! ***I will pick a winner June 26th!!***
Here is what is up for grabs!

BasicGrey chipboard album
Honey Pie Rub ons from Cosmo Cricket
Stickles copper
Grab bag of Unity stamps
Fanciful Dots Unity set
fresh Paisley Star- Unity wood mounted stamp
BubbleGum Tree- Unity wood mounted stamp
Floral Frenzy- Unity wood mounted stamp
Heidi Swapp large flowers
Gift card holder kit
butterfly stickers
rub on words
Creative memories stencil
glitter pen
and a box of fabric flowers!
Thanks for coming to my blog and seeing me!! I appreciate every comment I get, every virtual hug, every word of encouragement and support! You guys keep me strong, this is my way of showing it!
GOOD LUCK and hugs to all!!
Till Later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Queen Kat Designs Royal Wednesday Blog Hop!!!

Hi to everyone to stopping here on the way through the Royal Wednesday Blog Hop for QKD!!
You should be coming straight here from the Queen Kat Designs Blog, I am the second stop on the way!

The challenge was to paint in some way on our projects. I cheated a bit, I used copics... I used the brush side honest ;) I had to ink up Star a Whimsical Ink Sorority mermaid!! Oh I am in LOVE with her, SO much fun to color and make pretty! I also used Your My...sentiment set, PERFECT for any occasion! I also used pink poinsettia Shimmerz blingz (with a paintbrush) and added it to her all over! Love that stuff!

Stamps Used: Star mermaid, Your My...-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: Pink Pirouette, whisper white, chocolate chip SU, eva Basicgrey
Ink Used: bashful blue for the sponging SU, Versafine Black onyx, Copics
Accessories Used: Pink poinsettia Shimmerz Blingz, aquabrush, crystal effects SU

Go and Check out the Queen Kat Designs Store where you can get your own Star or any other QKD stamps you see!!! 35% off all stamps!!!

After viewing this mermaid card you are on your way through the hop, coincidentally enough to the Whimsical Ink Sorority blog where I bet you will see more Mermaid goodness!!! :)
Thanks for taking a look here and have a wonderful time through the rest of the hop!! We do this EVERY wednesday so come back ya hear? :)
Till Later!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TTIC #35 Renesmee

Welcome to Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #35!! This is my first challenge as a Guest Designer! I hope you enjoy this challenge!!

Today's challenge is taken from Breaking Dawn, we learn that Bella is pregnant and she makes it through the birth and we meet her and Edward's baby, Renesmee or "Nessie" as she is called by Jacob.

She is amazingly talented, gorgeous and immediately becomes the focus of ALL the main characters in an individual way.

Renesmee is half vampire/ half human, she has the gift of being able to transmit her thoughts through her touch. She grows fast and as we find out later in the book she will stop growing at 15 and she is immortal. We learn that Jacob has imprinted on her also. She shimmers in the sun, has her mothers brown eyes, Charlies curly hair, likes blood over food, she learns at an amazingly fast pace and easily wins over anyone that comes near her. I love how she is so charasmatic, I love her character!

"She's like nothing else in the world," he told me... Bella Swan Breaking Dawn pg. 428

"The stranger-child in Rosalie's arms had to be weeks, if not months, old...Her shiny bronze-colored hair fell in ringlets past her shoulders. Her chocolate brown eyes examined me with an interest that was not at all childlike: it was adult, aware and intelligent"....Bella Swan Breaking Dawn pg. 438

Challenge Portion: There are so many options for this challenge, you can focus on the relationship between Renesmee and Bella, Edward, Jacob, Charlie, Rosalie, Aro. You can think of her powers, or just her looks. Anything goes!!

Comment Portion: She has so much power over everyone right away, is there anything or anyone that has pulled you in so swiftly, a friend, a spouse? Do you know a sweet little girl like Nessie without the being half vampire of course . Tell us a little about it!

Here is my card!
I cant stop using these Gorjuss girls for Nessie cards!! They are PERFECT! Tonya was a complete sweetheart to stamp these for me to color!! I colored her with copics and added my usual shimmerz for her skin (because she sparkles!) and crystal effects to her hair and boots. The sentiments, butterflies and designs are all Honey Pie rub ons from Cosmo Cricket! I added a BasicGrey button and Voila, Nessie card!

My Little girl has beautiful brown hair and her dads color changing eyes and my big eye shape, she is the cutest 4 year old to me! :) So everytime I color these images I see her and think of what color dress she would want to wear!
Stamps Used: Gorjuss girls- just a girl
Paper Used: White cs, riding hood red, chocolate chip, pink pirouette SU
Ink Used: Copics YR42, blender, YR00, red marker
Accessories Used: Button BasicGrey, hemp twine, crystal effects SU, Honey Pie Rub ons Cosmo Cricket

Please join in and play along with us! If you do, here are a few guidelines to follow:

For posting to a blog: Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge on Twilighttuesday.com and please provide a link back to our site.

For posting on another gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers or Flickr: Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge on Twilighttuesday.com and please provide a link back to our site. Please use the appropriate keywords for our challenges; an example is TTIC35 for challenge 35. No number signs (#) or spaces are needed in the keyword. You can also add in more general keywords for Splitcoast/Flickr (such as Twilight, Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge, etc.). Thank you for your help with this!

Comments/Posting your link: Please leave a comment with the link to your challenge piece to tell us that you played along with us! Then we can all visit you and leave lovely comments for you. (We are no longer using Mr. Linky as we were having quite a few spam issues and downtime.) We are big fans of comments around here! And don’t forget — leaving a comment on this post will get you entered into this month’s blog candy giveaway!
And as always, our Design Team has fantastic projects to display for this week’s challenge - please go and check them out!
Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya
with Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna ~

Monday, June 15, 2009

TTSVC3!! Getting Krafty with Sookie!!!

Hello!! Its monday the 15th of June and that means a NEW SOOKIE Stackhouse series challenge up on TwilightTuesday.com!! Beth was up this week and the Challenge is to be inspired by Sookie Stackhouse herself!!

"Welcome to Twilight Tuesday Sookie Vampire Challenge (TTSVC) #3!
This month we are drawing our inspiration from our favorite mindreading cocktail waitress, Merlotte’s own Sookie Stackhouse! Certainly she is a unique character!"

Did YOU watch the True Blood Season 2 premiere?? I got to!!! I was so excited!! truthfully I think I needed to read book three, because I was a little lost! But this series rocks and I am seriously concidering adding HBO to our cable!! :)

On to sookie! I LOVE her character, she is strong, loving, and even though she can read minds she is non judgemental, gives everyone the benefit of the doubt! She is HOT and vamps LOVE her!!! hehe! I couldnt imagine having not just one vamp in love with me but TWO (that I know of so far, I need more of the books!!!) and ones who want to eat her! HOW does she DO it!!??
I have two cards for you as inspiration, I think Sookie is "Krafty" so I used Kraft cardstock! She is always finding ways to get out of trouble and she gets in plenty let me tell you!
This card has an Owl, she is always looking at everyone and she has big blue eyes! She just wants to date Bill like a regular "guy" well that doesnt happen too well but she tries! So the Lets hang out is her attempt to be "normal". And a little girly ribbon to embody her girliness in her!

Stamps Used: June KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Kraft SU
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, versamark
Accessories Used: Ribbon

Next Card is also "Krafty". This card focuses on the Love she has for everyone and for Bill especially. I added some flowers and some ribbon, girly again.
Stamps Used: June KOM-Unity stamp company
Paper Used: Kraft, chocolate chip, pacific point, whisper white SU
Ink Used: versamark
Accessories Used: Summer love rub ons SU, brown ribbon

Craft Portion: Create a project that embodies the uniqueness that is Sookie. Embrace her character, and show some Sookie-love!

Comment Portion: What is it about Sookie that is so captivating? Why do you suppose she was so anxious to meet a vampire? Or, how do you think her life would differ if she never met Bill that night, or if she hadn’t saved him from the Rattrays? hmmm…. Choose question one or take on them all - this is sure to be a FUN challenge!
Check these Sookie Lovers out too!!!! *Beth * Margie *

Please join in and play along with us! If you do, here are a few guidelines to follow:
For posting to a blog: Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Sookie Vampire Challenge on Twilighttuesday.com and please provide a link back to our site.
For posting on another gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers: Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Sookie Vampire Challenge on Twilighttuesday.com and please provide a link back to our site. Please use the appropriate keywords for our challenges; this week’s keyword is TTSVC3. No number signs (#) or spaces are needed in the keyword. You can also add in more general keywords for Splitcoast (such as Twilight, Twilight Tuesday Sookie Vampire Challenge, etc.). Thank you for your help with this!

Enjoy this challenge and Thanks for stopping!!
Till Later!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

June Sketch Challenge for Twilight Tuesday!

I have a quick post for you today because I am busy watching True Blood!! We have the HBO free preview weekend and I need to catch up on season 1 for the season two premiere on SUNDAY!!! If you like the Sookie Stackhouse (which I DO!!) then you will like this show!

but anyways... :)
June Sketch challenge over at Twilight Tuesday is what I really want to talk about!! It ROCKS!! and participating gives you an entry for winning this!!! whoa!

So here a sample card for ya since I am now a guest designer for Twilight Tuesday, do you know how much I love to say that! O and Alison, Donna, and I are gracing this post! What a great surprise!! They are such a fun bunch, love them to pieces!!

Here is my card...

Stamps Used: May KOM, March KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Paper poppies, kiwi kiss SU, good morning sunshine dp SU
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Stickles, crystal effects SU
You have ALL month to play along so plenty of time to do it!!
Off to watch more!!
Twilight Hugs!
Till Later!!
p.s I will be posting my ribbon tutorial on the Queen Kat Designs blog tomorrow! I love being a designer!!! I think being part of these amazing groups I found my calling! I am having so much fun!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

LimelightPapercrafts sketch and challenge# 23!!**HHH**scroll down

Looking for my HHH post?

Mandy at LimelightPapercrafts has a sketch and challenge up!! Challenge 23! The sketch is great and the challenge is to use Rhinestones!! I LOVE rhinestones and most of mine are from Limelightpapercrafts!!

I love playing along with the challenges!! Mandy is super sweet and has AMAZING customer service!!
I used Birdie Inspiration which Mandy sells too!!! Gotta love Unity right? Here is the page of rhinestones she sells!! She JUST got a bunch of new kaisercrafts colors!!! I LOVE them!! Go get some goodies!!

The Details:
**Use the sketch provided and bling it up with Rhinestones!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC023
**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on this post by Sunday, June 14 at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ One package of Prima Say it in Crystals Rhinestone pictures of the winner's choice! (Shapes, Flowers, or Summer)
(Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.)

Here is my card...

Stamps Used: Birdie Inspiration-Unity stamp co
Papers Used: Whisper White SU, Pink Armadillo-My Paper Studio
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, marker
Accessories Used: hot pink rhinestones-Kaisercrafts, clear rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a great weekend!!
Till Later!!

***HHH*** its friday!!

Good morning, good afternoon, and good night! :) Everyone is covered now whenever you come and visit!
It Friday Hip Hop Hangover day!

Check out the Unity Blog, some GREAT specials are there and good ALL weekend!! Woo hoo!
See the thread of all the blogs that participated! Always lots of Unity goodness to be seen here!!

I chatted the day away yesterday with some of the best friends I have made! The Unity forum is a great place to hang out and Love some great rubbah stamps!

Here are the cards I have made for the Hip Hop challenges!
Kraft Challenge card...

Stamps Used: May KOM, Birdie Inspiration, tea time pattern BG-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Kraft, chocolate chip SU
Ink Used: Chocolate chip SU, versamark, versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: brown ribbon

Paper Piecing Challenge card...
Stamps Used: Birdie Inspiration-Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: Good Morning Sunshine, pacific point, baja breeze SU
Ink Used: Baja breeze, pacific point SU, versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Scissors, crystal effects, silver ribbon-target
Thanks for stopping by!!
Stay tuned tomorrow for My Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge 5 card!!! It is a great sketch!! click on the link to play along, AMAZING blog candy up for grabs!! You have all month to play!!
Till Later!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Twist and Smoosh Ribbon tutorial!!

Hey everyone!
I wanted to show everyone how I do the ribbon technique taught to me from my SU demo! She thought of this all on her own! It is really cool and I love using it!!

I dont have video so I took a series of pictures and hope I can tell you good enough how to do it! It is pretty easy. I call it the twist and smoosh technique :) So here goes!!

Here are all my supplies I used, my QKD stamps, handy dandy Unity B handle, my scissors, my cardstock already cut out, my ribbon and my sticky strip. I have my card already pre assembled so all I have to do is throw it together.

I put my sticky strip in the middle of the paper I want to go directly onto my card base.

I tried to keep it pretty straight across.

make sure it wraps around the back a bit so you can attach the ribbon ends back there hidden. You then remove the red backing of the tape.
Attatch one end of the ribbon on one side back.
I leave the ribbon on the roll if possible, if you want to cut it make sure you cut extra for the twisting and smooshing! You want to start on one end and work from that end across to the other side.
You start by twisting the ribbon, just like a twisty tie just one twist, then smoosh that twist down onto the sticky strip.
Then twist again... and then smoosh again... make sure you keep twisting in the same direction throughout the whole time.
Keep going like that the whole time, twist one time then smoosh, twist another time then smoosh, keeping the twists not too big and close together is the best!
You get a ripply effect! Still twisting...
and then Smooshing down onto the sticky strip...

When you get to the end snip it off with some to wrap around the back and stick to the sticky strip.

Here is my final piece of paper with the ribbon technique all the way across.
You can make it look like you want but this is how mine turns out.

Here is my final card fully assembled.

Stamps Used: Russian Dolls, Your My...-Queen kat designs
Paper Used: Pink armadillo My Paper Studio
Ink Used: Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories Used: Whisper white satin ribbon SU, sticky strip, copics, crystal effects covering the dolls completely.
Hope you learned how to do this technique any questions email me jacquienordaune@gmail.com
Till Later!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My first QKD Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop Post!!!

Welcome!! It is Wednesday and Today is a Queen Kat Designs Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop!! You should be coming from Beverly's Beautiful Blog!! If not Start at Queen Kat Designs Blog and go see all the wonderful creations!!
This is my First official participation in a Blog Hop as a new Royal Stamping Maid for Queen Kat Designs!!! Exciting!!

We are focusing this week on Summertime! Bright colors, fun new Stamps from QKD, and the sun outside! What a great combo! :)
I got my order from QKD and it has been a blast coloring the images and I LOVE these stamps!! Wonderful quality!!
Here is my card!!
Full of summer colors Using the Fantasy Mushroom Stamp! I colored the image with my copics and used white gel pen for the dots, pink poinsettia shimmerz blingz for the stems, and crystal effects for the mushrooms. I used yummy paper from My Paper Studio and the sentiment is from the QKD set Your My... Come back tomorrow to my blog and see the tutorial for this ribbon technique!! Really easy!!

Stamps Used: Fantasy Mushroom, Your My...-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: Whisper White, pacific point, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette SU, pink armadillo dp
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Copics RV42, blender, BG10, B32, pink poinsettia shimmerz blingz, crystal effects SU, rhinestone, whisper white satin ribbon, sticky strip
Next stop on the Hop is Maria!!
Thanks for Stopping by through the HOP!! Have a great time seeing all the wonderful inspiration!!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Hi everyone!! It is Tuesday as my blog followers you have to know what that means by now, right!! ;) YEP! Its Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge day!!! This is my first sample as a Guest Designer!! Exciting times!!! Woo Hoo!!

The challenge this week comes from the Lovely Jen!! She is my fan fiction enabler and one of the new sisters I have aquired! Love ya!
"One of the enigmatic things about Twilight is that every book aside from Breaking Dawn revolves around the school year.
Twilight ends with Prom and New Moon picks back up as school starts again, likewise with Eclipse. I always wonder what Edward and Bella did with their summer vacations, especially that summer between Twilight and New Moon and as summer is creeping upon us rather rapidly with the summer solstice is just under two weeks away on June 21st I thought it would be fun to celebrate summer this week!

As a teacher and a mom summer is a HUGE deal to me. It's a wonderful albeit short break from all things work related and is a wonderful rejuvenator to get me ready for the next school year. And lets not forget my kiddos, I get to spend all summer with my kids. It's the best of both worlds, I get to be a working mom and a stay at home mom and I love it! We spend our summer hanging out at the pool, fishing at the lake, visiting the zoo, and just cramming as many fun activities in as we can."

Now on to the challenges!
Creative Challenge:Your creative challenge this week is to go all out and celebrate summer! You can create a Twilight themed summer piece or you can celebrate your own summer plans or a fantastic summer that has passed.
Those of you participating on the other side of the world from those of us in the US/Canada are just wrapping up your summer... your task is similar to above, celebrate something wonderful you did this summer or focus on Bella and Edward's possible summer adventures.

Comment Challenge:Do you have a favorite summer adventure of your own? I want to hear about it! It could be from your childhood or currently. Do you have any exciting things planned for THIS summer? I'd love to hear about those too!! Dont forget to leave your comment on the TT blog!

Remember: Each comment you leave on a TTIC challenge is an entry into this month's Blog Candy Give Away!!!

Here is my sample card!
I wanted to make a card with Summer colors, I love the browns paired with the bright colors, reminds me of Forks WA, the trees and the dark mountains, just the earthy colors all year around. The Cullens have to dig out the summer bright colors during the summer with Alice as fashionable as she is right? I can just see Edward wearing a kiwi kiss or pacific point colored button down shirt! Bella, Rose and Alice in bright pinks and light orange colors! It is my birthday on the 19th of this month and it is great having a summer birthday! So I used a tree stamp because I want to sit in the meadow with Edward for my birthday, anyone know how I can do that?? ;) I couldnt help using my favorite ribbon technique! (I will post a tutorial on Thursday for this technique!)if you are reading this, thanks muffie!

Stamps Used: May KOM, This is the time mini set-Unity Stamp Company
Papers Used: Whisper White, kiwi kiss, pacific point SU, Pink armadillo dp The Paper studio
Ink Used: Rose romance SU, versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Whisper white satin ribbon SU, sticky strip

Go and Check out the rest of the AMAZING TT design team and the new AWESOME guest designers with me!!

GDT*Alison* Donna*

Lets show the Twilight Tuesday DT they made a good choice in me as a GDT and go make something!! :) I know YOU love Twilight too! Dont be shy!!! :D The Blog Candy is AMAZING!!!! Holy Crow you will WANT it!!!
Here are the rules....

For posting to a blog:
Please indicate that you are playing along with the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge on TwilightTuesday.com and please provide a link back to our site.

Comments/Posting your link: Please leave a comment with the link to your challenge piece to tell us that you played along with us! Then we can all visit you and leave lovely comments for you. (We are no longer using Mr. Linky as we were having quite a few spam issues and downtime.) We are big fans of comments around here! And don’t forget — leaving a comment on this post will get you entered into this month’s blog candy giveaway!

When you are done crafting something spectacular come find me in the Twilight Tuesday forum!! I am usually there during the day here and there, introduce yourself and hang out with the amazing ladies already there!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Twilight hugs!
Till Later!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Queen Vicki!!!!

Welcome to the Blog Hop Celebrating the Birthday of our Queen of Queen Kat Designs stamps, Vicki!!!
Happy Birthday Vicki!!!!

If you came from Andrea's Blog you are in the right place!! To start at the beginning of the birthday hop Start Here QKD Blog

I appreciate what you do Vicki to make QKD a wonderful company full of great people!!
I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Since I am pretty new and do not have any stamps yet (they should be here soon, woo hoo) I will be blogging about the great specials Vicki is running right now!!
So to show Vicki some love here are her specials running till the 10th!! Grab some of these specials at their great price while you can!!!!
Stamps 40% off!! Including the NEW releases!!!
Vicki's Etsy Store! She is looking to make 300 orders for her birthday! These lip balms look yummy!
Go check out these amazing specials!!
Happy Birthday again Vicki!! Love ya!
Have a great day everyone!!
Till Later!!
Next stop on the Blog Hop is Helene!!! Head over there!!! Have fun on the Hop!!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Hello to all!
Yesterday was spent hip hopping for Unity!! Loved all the energy those ladies bring to my day!
The blog hop was one of the best ever! The June KOM is spectacular! I cannot wait to get it!
here are a couple of cards I made for the two challenges...

Stamps Used: Tea Time toile BG, may kom-Unity stamps
Papers Used: Riding hood red, whisper white, autumn leaves pretty poppie dp
Ink Used: riding hood red, basic black SU
Accessories Used: black brads, satin whisper white ribbon SU

Stamps Used: May KOM-Unity stamp co
Papers Used: Pink pirouette SU, pretty poppies dp
Ink Used: Riding hood red, pink pirouette SU
Accessories Used: whisper white satin ribbon, crystal effects, stickles
I am going to keep it short today!
Check out the Unity Blog or go here for the list of other ladies posting a HHH post!
Till Later!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Exciting news!!!

I am on cloud 9 today!!! Want to know why?

Well it because I am now a Guest Designer for Twilight Tuesday.com!!!! This has been the longest announcement ever to wait for! I was soooo nervous!!!! :)

I have loved This Site, these gals for a LONG time and I look forward everyday to looking at all the AMAZING inspiration, chatting on the Forum, and doing the challenges!! These women are some of the most amazing friends I have made!! I love them all!

It will be amazing to work with them these few months!

Some AMAZING woman are joining me in this endevour!! Donna and Alison, these ladies rock!!!! donna is an amazing crafter and sweet friend from "down under" and Alison is a rockin momma and crafter of everything!! she has an amazing sense of humor too! Love you both!

Here is the original challenge card I submitted for this GDT call. I call this little gorjuss girl my Renesmee! I imagine her sweet and with an auntie like Alice how could she not be in pretty pinks, right?!! :) I colored her face with pink poinsettia shimmerz blingz too because she sparkles :) and her hair is brown and I covered it with crystal effects to shine! Her boots are shiny too! I love this card! I have been having a hard time keeping this card under wraps!

Stamps Used: Just a girl gorjuss girl Thank you tonya for sending me this image!!! April kom-unity
Papers Used: pink pirouette, whisper white, apricot appeal dp SU
Ink Used: versamark, basic gray SU
Accessories Used: copics, rhinestones, crystal effects SU, pink poinsettia shimmerz blingz

Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with me and come back and see all the things I create for this amazing site, k? :)
Love you all!!

Till Later!!