Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fun with Bombshell Stamps!!

I recently got some fun new Bombshell Stamps images stamped for me in a swap!
I had a blast with them, I hope to use more soon!!

Here is a card using the Til Death set. I colored with my copics, I really like the blue all over. I used crystal effects for her hair, the guy, the diamond and the heart. When my daughter showed it to my husband he was all ready with the "oh that looks nice" speech and then he stopped and said "thats not nice" LOL! I sooo LOVE these images so phooey on him! :)

Stamps Used: Til Death-Bombshell Stamps
Paper Used: White-PTI, Marrakech-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Black
Accessories Used: Copics- YR00, RV42, B32, rhinestones
Just a quick post today! I wanted to share that card because I love it!
Have a great thursday!
Till Later!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Royal kat Wednesday blog hop! I hope you have gotten through the hop just fine and are enjoying all the fun boxes! This week our challenge was to create a box!

You should be coming from Whimsical Ink Sorority, if Not Start Here at the Queen Kat Designs blog and go from the beginning!!
I used an Origami Fold box, it is so easy! I found it on SCS.
I used Girl Friday Cosmo Cricket dp and
Stamps UseD: Mr. Froggie-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: Girl Friday-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, Old olive SU
Accessories Used: button-Foof-a-la, brads
Thanks for stopping by today on your way through!!
Till Later!

Special Twilight Tuesday Collaboration Project!!

Welcome to a special Wednesday Collaboration project for Twilight Tuesday!! This week we have an extra project working with stamps from DragonFlyCurls!!

Audra was so sweet to send us all a stamp she makes! So PERFECT for us here at Twilight Tuesday!! A HUGE thanks to her!!

"What team do you play for? Team Edward or Team Jacob? Are you still loyal to your original team? Or have you switched sides? Or do you play for both teams now? Let's show some love for the boys ladies! Fangs or fur, vamp bites or dog breath? Have the trailers for New Moon maybe changed your opinion of who you used to like? Come on honest!"

Here is my card, I was lucky enough to get the Lion and the lamb stamp because I am definitely Team Edward!! Swoon! He is my type of Vamp!! I havent faltered, dont think my mind will change ever! I have some sympathy for Jake, i for sure know where he is coming from...but I like my vamps and distinguished vamps at that! :)

Stamps Used: Lion and lamb, team edward-Dragonflycurls
Paper Used: June Bug-BasicGrey, white, true black-PTI
Ink Used: Apricot appeal-SU

Our Design Team has played along with challenge today – visit their blogs to see their creations!
Alison ~ Beth ~Dani ~Donna ~ Eve ~ Jacquie~ Jen ~ Julie ~(Filling in for Margie is…..Erica)~ Tonya
Please join in and play along with us and leave a comment with your link!
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 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 and please provide a link back to our site. 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 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! (We are no longer using Mr. Linky as we were having trouble with spam and frequent downtime.)
We can not wait to see your creations!

Thanks for coming by!
Till later!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #40!!

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration challenge #40 is here! Woo Hoo!

My Fan Fic sister Jen this week has given us the challenge to use blue as our inspiration! She was worried that this challenge might be too plain jane...Not at ALL! Especially with New Moon upon us soon all the time Bella was Blue, SO fitting! Blue could signify the mellow feelings she had when she was around Jacob, any relaxing times...You can spin this so many ways!
"Blue. Edward loves Bella in blue.
“That color blue looks lovely with your skin,” he said, watching me. I was surprised; I looked down, flushing, of course.”

So this week the challenge is simple… create anything you want focusing on the color blue.
Does it have to be Bella’s blue, no. Just blue. Twilight related? Well, hopefully, but that’s up to you.
Comment challenge… What’s your favorite color to wear and why? Are there any colors that you just hate wearing?
*** I love wearing black and pink is one of my new favorite colors to wear, I dont look good in yellows or orange!!***
I found Madonna's song "True Blue" lyrics...cant you see this fitting right in with the Twilight Series?? Have to remember this one right?!
I've had other guys
I've looked into their eyes
But I never knew love before
'Til you walked through my door

I've had other lips
I've sailed a thousand ships
But no matter where I go
You're the one for me baby

this I know, 'cause it's

True love
You're the one I'm dreaming of
Your heart fits me like a glove
And I'm gonna be true blue

baby I love you
I've heard all the lines
I've cried oh so many times
Those tear drops they won't fall again
I'm so excited 'cause you're my best friend

So if you should ever doubt
Wonder what love is all about
Just think back and remember dear
Those words whispered in your ear, I said

True love
youre the one I am dreamin of

No more sadness, I kiss it good-bye
The sun is bursting right out of the sky
I searched the whole world for someone like you
Don't you know, don't you know that it's

True love, oh baby, true love, oh baby
True love, oh baby, true love it's

True, so if you should ever doubt
Wonder what love is all about
Just think back and remember dear
Those words whispered in your ear, I said

'Cause it's
True love, oh baby, true love, oh baby
True love, oh baby, true love it's"

I made my card as Blue as possible! I used a cool image I got stamped in a swap from Bombshell Stamps! I colored the bird blue and the flowers. I covered the image in crystal effects. I layered paper from marrakech paper pad. Just a simple card. This is also using the TTSC#7!

Stamps Used: Bombshell Stamps, hearts of old BG-unity stamp company
Paper Used: White-PTI, Marrakech-basicGrey
Ink Used: Not Quite navy SU, versamark
Accessories used: Whisper white satin ribbon dyed, crystal effects SU

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
(Beth, Margie and Tonya are on break this week.)
with Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna ~Erica

Play along with us this week!
Check out Twilight, you will find all the rules there and make sure you link us up to your project so we can leave you TONS of LOVE! :)

Thanks for stopping by to see me!
Till Later!

Monday, July 27, 2009

TTSC#7!! Twilight Tuesday Sketch!

Dani has been giving us such AWESOME sketches over at TwilightTuesday and I havent been playing as I should be! So top priority today was to make one for this Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge!

Here is my card based on the sketch. I used Unity July KOM for the image and sentiment. I used Cosmo Cricket Everafter paper. I paper pieced the bird.

Stamps Used: July KOM-Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: White, true black-PTI, Everafter-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: basis Gray-SU, versafine onyx black

Come and play along with the great sketches and tomorrow for a new TTIC!! Twilight Tuesday has an AMAZING new look too, our Jen did a bang up job changing things up over there to reflect New Moon!!!! Come check it out, we are talking about ComicCon, New Moon new info, everything! Come and check us out!!
Till Later!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

EtsyInspired #46!! artisticflair!

Hi Everyone!! It is Saturday and that means it is my last week as a GDT for EtsyInspired!! I LOVED every second of it, I love Ashley and the rest of the team!! I will miss working with them every week!
This week the store artisticflair!! VERY cool stuff!!! This week there is exciting things happening! First here is my sample for this challenge
My inspiration came from this work from the artist.
Here is my sample.....
Stamps Used: Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: white, true black-PTI
Ink Used: versafine onyx black
Here is all the fun info!!! Check out Ashley's blog for more info!
GIVEAWAY - Fused glass guitar pendant from the store
It's the last Saturday of the month so there is a UNITY GIVE AWAY IN ADDITION TO SHOP GIVEAWAY!
Love is in the Air is the giveaway this month!!! That is a great set!
There is more fun things happening on August first for EtsyInspired check it out at the blog!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
I am out of town for the weekend again having fun! See you all on monday!!
Till Later!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday!!!

Hey Peeps!! Welcome to another Royal Kat Wednesday for Queen Kat Designs!!
You should be coming straight here from Whimsical Ink Sorority
This week the challenge was to create something based on this picture from the Pier 1 catalog!!

Oh my I can say this was tough, still is... I said this to a good friend when I was making this card..."I think the 70's barfed on my card"!! This June bug paper is cute but it was hard to make these papers go together! I tried to stay close to the colors from this picture...
as I said I used June Bug paper from BasicGrey and I used Star mermaid from Queen Kat Designs. I colored with copics and paper pieced her outfit. I added a sentiment and ribbon and rhinestones.
Stamps Used: Star mermaid, Your My..-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: White-PTI, June Bug-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: Copics, whisper white satin ribbon-SU, rhinestones-KaiserCraft
Now I want to explain why I used Star mermaid... It is for Whimsical Ink Sorority's 2nd Hazing event!!! Since you just came from there you have already seen the rules but for the few that might not be hopping along and want to know whats up...
1. Post the WIS badge on their blog linked to the WIS blog
2. Follow the Whimsical Ink Sorority Blog
4. Blog about the hazing event
Winner will be drawn at on July 28th. Entries are welcome at the WIS blog until July 27th at midnight PST.
This is how I started hanging out at Queen Kat Designs and WIS!! The mermaids rock and I bet there will be more amazing mermaids released at some point! I cant wait to see more!
Dont forget the sale is going on at QKD!!!!!!!!!! Check out this post!!!
Till Later!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


See that pretty pink sign over there??
Queen Kat Designs is having a blow out sale!!! Amazing scrapbooking mini kits for under 3 dollars!!! A huge amount of stamps and everything 55 percent off!! Vicki's prices are already cheap and now they are a steal!!!! No kidding!! Sheets of rub ons 90 cents!! go to the store and Click on new products and see all the amazing stuff you need!!
99% of the Queen Kat designs inventory is ON SALE!!!!! That is almost everything!!!!
We buy all this stuff up she makes more stamps!!! I want new stamps, do you want new QKD stamps!! Of course you do :)
There is so many cool things in the works for Queen Kat Designs! I dont want anyone to miss out!

hurry Hurry hurry!!! This sale will not be around for long, she wants everything gone gone gone for more NEW stuff!!!

55% off of all Clearance items
35% off of all Paper Packs
35% off of all Grab Bags
25% off of the Special Deal Section
20% off of all QKD Stamps
20% off of all Past Kits
35% off of all Acrylic Blocks
*Stamp Exclusions: Separates line, Mini Sets and ATC Backers
**Scrapbooking kit Exclusions: Royal kits

EVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last (we have lots!)Sale runs from 7/22/09 through 7/31/09 or until everything is gone!

okay that was my lame Billy Mays impression, bless his soul.
Stay tuned for Royal Kat Wednesday post up in the AM!
Till Later!

TTIC#39 My all!!

It is Tuesday yay!!! Woo Hoo! Another TwilightTuesday Inspiration challenge! This week the beautiful Ali has given us the challenge for TTIC39!

"Hello Everybody! It’s no secret that Breaking Dawn is my favorite book in the series. So, now that it’s my turn to create a challenge (which I am SO excited about!), of course I would pull something from that book!

***Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t read Breaking Dawn, then stop reading this post and pick up that book! Then, you can come back and read the post, and complete the challenge! ***

One of the things I love the most about Breaking Dawn are Jacob’s chapter titles. They’re hilarious!
My favorite is: “What do I look like? The Wizard of Oz? You Need a Brain? You Need a Heart? Go Ahead. Take Mine. Take Everything I Have.” Chapter 17, page 329
This chapter title perfectly depicts what Jacob is going through but in a sarcastic, tough, Jacob kinda way.

So, here’s the scoop. We’ve all been on the giving and receiving end of many things, and I’m not talking about presents. We have given our “all” (or someone has given us their “all” for us) just because we love them so much. Jacob loves Bella with everything he has and would give it all to her because of it. There is nothing he wouldn’t do for her; that’s definitely made clear in this chapter!

Comment portion: Who have you given your all to? Your kids? Your best friend? Who’s given their all to you? Your parents? A doctor? Tell us about that special relationship where someone has gone as far as they could with the gift of themselves.

Project portion: Show us who has given you their everything or who you’ve given your everything to. Make a layout showing it, or a card to give that person, or even a gift just to say “thanks” or “I love you with all that I have.”

I LOVE the chapters from Jacob's POV in Breaking Dawn!! So funny and a little sad at the same time. I know how he feels, I had times in my younger years where I knew how that felt. But now I have my husband and kids. My family has given me love, joy, fufillment...everything! I feel so full of love with them in my life, I couldn't imagine my life without them. The good times and bad it is all part of my life and I embrace every moment! I definitely give them my all back!
Here is my card. A little representation of them and the colorful paper reflects the colorful aura they put off around them! :)
I used Unity Little Me set, PERFECT for my perfect little family! I colored them in copics and I layered Sultry BasicGrey dp (THANKS JEN!!) The sentiment and swirls are from Bevy of Butterflies from Unity also. Ribbon is PTI.

Stamps Used: Little Me, Bevy of Butterflies-Unity Stamp Company
Papers Used: Bazzill, White-PTI, sultry-basicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Copics, scarlett jewel-PTI

I hope to see everyone playing along this week at Twilight Tuesday!! I LOVE seeing everyones interpretation of these challenges, so much fun seeing everyones creativity come out in their love and inspiration from Twilight!! So much joy being a small part of the TT team!!! I will miss it HUGE when my GDT is over... :(

Show the amazing DT some LOVE!! I love ALL these ladies so much, glad they are in my life too! :)

Beth is taking a few weeks off ~Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya
with Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna

have an amazing Tuesday, hug your family extra tight today!
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Till Later!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sketch for you to try fun!

It has been a while since I have played along with Jen Del Muro's SFYTT challenge. This week I decided to play along! This weeks sketch is a great one! Very fun!

I got my Fun Hanna Stamps Saturday when I got home and I have had tons of fun with them already!! I was a LUCKY winner a couple weeks ago of the Newest unreleased stamp bubbleBath Sophie!!!! She is ADORABLE!!! I am having a blast with these new stamps!
Here she is! I used Girl Friday dp from Cosmo Cricket and colored Sophie with my copics. I added crystal effects to the tub, bubbles, glass and duckie. I used a S from more of the girl friday dp and popped it up on a piece of chipboard.

Stamps Used: bubblebath Sophie-Hanna Stamps
Paper Used: Sweet Blush, white-Papertrey Ink, Girl Friday-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: versafine black onyx
Accessories USed: Chipboard circle, whisper white satin ribbon SU, copics

I would like to share another Hanna Stamps card using the new Cyber Hanna set! I used Sultry dp from BasicGrey. I made this card for the July challenge for Hanna Stamps over at This set is so much fun!!
Stamps Used: Cyber Hanna-Hanna Stamps
Paper Used: Sultry-Basicgrey, white, true black-PTI, pink-Bazzill
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Copics
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Check out my post over at Queen kat Designs Blog Sunday afternoon!!
Till Later!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

EtsyInspired #45!!

Hi! My guest designer spot for Ashley's EtsyInspired Challenge is almost done :( I have loved every second of it!!
This week the Etsy store chosen is really cute!!! The Daily Pincushion sells felt and CUTE pincushions!! This week the winner announced on friday the 24th will win this pincushion!!
Adorable right?? This would be great anywhere!!!

I used the giveaway pincusion and this pincushion as Inspiration for a card! I love the colors and shapes and pretty flowers!!

and here is my card. I used unity july KOM and some fun glitter and sweet pea flower soft (I am having a tough time with this stuff but it is fun!).
Stamps UseD: July KOM-Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: Eva, bittersweet dp-basicGrey, white and sweet blush cs-PTI
Ink Used: versafine black onyx, pretty in pink, sage shadow SU
Accessories Used: Sweet pea flower soft, glitter, whisper white satin ribbon, crystal effects SU
If you have never participated in an Etsy Inspired Challenge before we would love to have you play along and you can click HERE for more details.Check out the Design Team blogs for more inspiration!
I hope to see everyone playing along, go to the Etsy Store and pick something you love and create anything you want, a card, scrapbook page, a box whatever you want to make!! make sure you link your project at Ashley's blog before Friday July 24th so we can show you some love and so you have a chance to win that prize!!
Go get Inspired!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till later!

Friday, July 17, 2009

***Hip Hop Hangover***

Howdy Peeps!! Friday means Hip Hop Hangover post!
Check out The Unity Blog for the complete list of ladies with hangovers! ;) We get "drunk" on Unity Stamps! I for one am swimming in them, the New KOM arrived on my doorstep yesterday and I couldnt have been happier!! I LOVE it!!
There is a new set released and a MAJOR sale going on! Great deals!

Two challenges were posted for Hip Hop, a Crinkled Challenge and 5 embellishments challenge.

For the Crinkled challenge I used the new July KOM and stamped it onto Marrakech dp and crinkled that layer. I added a bit of river rock for texture and dimension. I stamped the posies image and paper pieced the flowers. I stamped the sentiment in basic gray ink. A bit of Whisper white satin ribbon completed this card.
Stamps Used: July KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: White, ocean tides-PTI, Marrakech dp basicGrey
Ink Used: River rock, basic gray SU
Accessories Used: Whisper White satin ribbon, black brads SU

For the next challenge to use 5 embellishments I used the July KOM again and stamped the bird onto Wisteria dp, I cut it out and layered it onto summer sun PTI cs. I used the patch image and stamped it on more dp and distressed the edges. The sentiment is also from the KOM. My embellishments are 1 button, 1 bow and 3 brads. I am not sure I like this one....
Stamps used: July KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Summer sun, white-PTI, Wisteria dp BasicGrey
Ink Used: river rock, basic gray SU
Accessories Used: Whisper white satin ribbon, brads SU, button-Foof-a-la
Thanks so much for stopping by!
have a wonderful weekend!
Till Later!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to Royal Kat Wednesday Blog Hop!! I can guarantee you have seen some amazing projects so far huh? I am SO glad you have kept going through the hop and have landed here from the AMAZING Shannon!! If not Please start at the Queen Kat Designs Blog and Start from the beginning!!

This week we are focusing on a CRAZY color combo!! :) Yellow, Lime Green, orange and red!!! WOW!! If this doesnt get you in the summer mood I dont know what will! :)
I used this opportunity to use the Fright Night set, these are good colors for a halloween card!! I used almost ALL the stamps in the set. Some are hiding a bit. I have the main image of the tree, ghost and moon. I stamped the moon onto orange cs, cut it out and added it to my yellow panel. I stamped the cat and the hat. I offset all the layers and sponged around the edges and there you have it!

Stamps Used: Fright Night-Queen Kat Designs
paper Used: white, summer sun, lemon tart, pure poppy, spring moss-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: sponge
Thanks for stopping by!!! NEXT you will be heading to Anessa!!!
Have a great day!
Till Later!!

Twilight Tuesday and The Greeting Farm working together!!!! Bonus!!

Welcome to a special Wednesday Bonus Twilight Tuesday Collaboration Inspiration Challenge!!!!! Cool right???!! My dear friend Margie has been really rocking the Anyas and Ians and has worked with Beautiful Marie at The Greeting Farm in setting up this special day!! Marie has just gotten married too, Congrats Marie!!!
"The Greeting Farm is a small and friendly little stamp company specializing in rubberstamps for your creativity!We are mostly known for our Anya stamps but we do offer other characters and themes as well. We enjoy interacting with our blog readers and customers to get input and ideas for stamps. We don’t set the trend, our customers do! Happy customers equal a very a happy farm. Come on over because here at the farm, you always have a friend!"

The Greeting Farm is having a special Release day today! We all got a Wild Sprout Edward to play with for todays special post!!! AMAZING right?? I LOVE this little guy, I actually bought him before I knew we would all be able to design with him!! I KNEW he would be mine!! :)
I paper pieced my little Eddie with Recess dp from BasicGrey, isn't he so dapper? I colored his hair with a brown prismacolor marker and YR00 copic marker. he has a bit of the same color copic on his cheeks. I colored his shoes black and left a little white to make it seem they are shiny. I layered more of the same dp and used true black, scarlett jewel and white cs from Papertrey Ink. I sponged around the edges of edward's panel added a scarlett jewel button and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp company set Bevy of Butterflies.

Stamps Used: Edward, Wild Sprout- The Greeting farm, Bevy of Butterflies-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: true black, scarlett jewel, white-PTI, Recess-BasicGrey
Ink Used: versafine black onyx, river rock SU
Accessories Used: Scarlett Jewel button-PTI
For the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Part of this challenge we are focusing on why we always reach for the colors Red, Black, White and/or silver... I know I reach for that combo! I dont know if it represents the covers of the Twilight Series books or the Vamp side of it, or the Blood! Why do you think?? Create something in these colors and upload your link to our post for today!!! You must use The Greeting Farm stamps to play along this time.

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 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 and please provide a link back to our site. Please use the appropriate keywords for our challenges; an example is TTICTGFC for The Greeting Farm Challenge. 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 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! (We are no longer using Mr. Linky as we were having trouble with spam and frequent downtime.)
Show our Design Team and The Greeting Farm some love!!
Beth~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Julie ~Jen~Margie~Rebecca (she will have one later in the week)~Tonya
with Guest Designers:Alison ~ Donna
Thanks for stopping by!
Stay tuned for my Queen Kat Designs Royal Kat wednesday post today!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TTIC#38 Bella and Edward's Honeymoon!

Welcome to another installment of Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge!!

We took a break last week for the US holidays and I was Ecstatic to see all the Creations uploaded for our previous challenges!!! TT's followers ROCK!! I loved them all!!
***Spoiler Alert***If you have not read Breaking Dawn yet you might not want to read further!

On to Today's Challenge #38 from our Lovely Dani from HOT HOT Texas!! and she brings us a "hot" topic! ;) Bella and Edward's Honeymoon! Oh lala A long awaited part of Breaking Dawn for us all! from Dani:
"This week's challenge we will focus on the honeymoon scene from Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

I’m nothing if not thorough.
Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.78

He didn’t ask what I was thinking, which was out of character for him. I guessed that meant that he was just as nervous as I suddenly was.Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.79
Breaking Dawn has so many wonderful scenes and one of my favorites is the honeymoon that Edward took Bella on after they were married. What a romantic time for them.

Alone on a tropical island… sigh. This is the stuff that dreams are made of."

The Challenges:Craft – Make something that you feel represents Bella and Edward’s honeymoon.
Comment– Tell us about your honeymoon (no personal details please!). Did you go somewhere or see something special? Or did you just hide out from the world and enjoy being with your new spouse?If you haven’t been on a honeymoon, that is ok! What is your dream honeymoon?
Here is my sample card...
I was thinking beach, Island, Isle Esme colors and Wisteria dp from BasicGrey just fit for me in my mind. Such amazing soft pretty colors. We only see glimpses into what Bella and Edward are really experiencing (darn you SM we needed more!) That I decided to cut strips of different designs and colors to represent that aspect of the honeymoon section of Breaking Dawn. All the panels are added to a white PTI base with the feathers from Into the Moonlight set from Artful INKables stamped in versamark. I couldnt decide on the "Forever Yours" or "Why am I covered in feathers?" sentiment from Fictionally Yours that I added BOTH! It works for me! Twilight fans will certainly get it!
Stamps Used: Into the Moonlight, Fictionally Yours-Artful INKables
Paper Used: White, lemon tart, dark chocolate, true black, spring moss-Papertrey Ink, Wisteria BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versamark, Versafine Black Onyx
For my comment.. I didnt go on a honeymoon till almost two years after I got married. I was five months pregnant when I was married so we waited to go on a honeymoon and we ended up sneaking in another baby in the meantime before we got to go anywhere! :) We went to Maui in the spring of 2005...It was HEAVEN on earth. I was in LOVE with Hawaii the second we landed, even though it was POURING rain on me! The smells were AMAZING, the feeling of the air...just everything. I had never seen an ocean before then so it was so amazing to me to see the ocean and just a gorgeous week of fun! Something I will never forget!
Make sure you stop by Twilight Tuesday for all the rules and to post your creations and comments!!
The Design Team will have Amazing projects like always!! Show them some Twilight Love!
Beth~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Julie ~Jen~(Margie is taking a break this week)~Rebecca
with Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna
Thanks for stopping by! I cant wait to see what you create!
Twilight Hugs!
Till Later!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

EtsyInspired #44!! Verbenacustomblends!!

Welcome to my post for EtsyInspired challenge #44!!! Excited about the shop this week! Verbenacustomblends! This store has luscious soaps in AMAZING shapes, custom perfume scented lotions, all vegan creations too! She has cupcake shaped and heart shaped soaps, SO COOL!! I cant imagine what they smell like, i bet they all smell so good! I would love to be in her shop for a day while she makes all these! Mmmm :)

This store is on vacation this week so if you scroll down her shop page on the right side you will see a link for sales, there is all the goodies she has sold and you will find TONS of inspiration there!!! Here is the link, I will make it easy for you to find some great inspiration! :) SALES
I chose one of those cutie patootie cupcake shaped soaps and dug out my Inkadinkado stamp set I won in a blog candy eons ago and never used before!
here is the inspiration picture...
and my card...
I stamped the big cupcake onto a soft purple color cs and filled the frosting in with stickles, crystal effects and shimmerz blingz! full of life. i layered and layered and layered some more! ***how do ya like that Donna? ;) *** I added scarlett jewel buttons and a bow to the left side of the card, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color red! Sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the cupcake panel in versafine black onyx. copics were used to color the cupcake wrapper.
Stamps Used: Birthday cupcake-Inkadinkado
Paper Used: White, scarlett jewel-PTI, eva-basicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: copics, stickles, crystal effects SU, scarlett jewel ribbon and buttons-PTI
Want to know how to play along and have a chance to win a 15 dollar gift certificate to this awesome store??huh huh do ya!! Yes you do!!
Go to Verbenacustomsblends etsy store (the past sales page linked above), find something you love for inspiration then make something! Upload it to splitcoast, your blog...however we can see it works! Then go to the Blog post for EtsyInspired challenge #44 and give us your link! Easy Peasy right? Yep!
I hope you play along!!
Visit the rest of the AMAZING DT!!!
fellow GDT member Vickilyn
Till Later!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

HHH friday!

HHH day for Unity Stamp company! I have missed two weeks and figured before everyone forgot me I had better post something! :)
For a complete list of ladies posting for Hip Hop Hangover check out the Unity Blog

The winners were announced for the August GDT spot for Unity, Michelle Stancil and Stephanie Hargis got the spots!! Congrats to them!!

I made three entries and I thought I would show them! I really love my cards, I like how I can see my style emerging... getting better.
This one I already posted but here it is again :)
Stamps Used: June KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: lemon tart, white, true black-PTI
Ink Used: versafine black oynx, versamark
Accessories Used:Whisper white satin ribbon SU

Stamps Used: June KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: howdy doody, Lime Rickey-BasicGrey, white, summer sun, true black-PTI
Ink Used: versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: basicGrey buttons, black, hot pink ribbon, crystal effects SU, hemp twine

Stamps Used: may and June KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Marrakech BasicGrey, white, summer sun-PTI
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Whisper White satin ribbon SU, 1 3/8th punch SU
Have a wonderful day!
Tomorrow a NEW EtsyInspired post!! Dont miss it! :)
Till Later!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Royal Kat Wednesday for Queen Kat Designs!!

It is Wednesday and time again for a Royal Kat blog hop! Queen Kat Designs stamps rock if you dont know that yet!! We get to showcase some GREAT stamps on this hop!
You should be coming from the Whimsical Ink Sorority if not start at the beginning here at the QKD blog!
This week our challenge is to use this sketch, it is awesome!!

I used Marrekech paper pad from BasicGrey for all my panels and I stamped Rocker Bird in blush blossom on white cs from PTI. it was really light, I traced the tail and necklace with star dust stickles for some texture. The sentiment is from Your My set and stamped in not quite navy ink. A little hemp twine and a bow complete this card! This sketch was so much fun to work with!!

Stamps Used: Rocker bird, Your my...-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: White-PTI, Marrakech paper BasicGrey
Ink Used: Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Not Quite navy SU
Accessories Used: Hemp twine, star dust stickles

I am sure you have seen other AMAZING creations through the hop!!
Some AWESOME new stamps were released for July, you should really go check them out!! QKD Store
You are almost to the end! NEXT is the Lovely LARA!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!!
Till Later!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Break/Catch up week for Twilight Tuesday!

Do you ever get the feeling you are missing something? Thats how I felt this week not having a TTIC project this week! It is break week for the holidays and if you have some extra time on your hands YOU can play along with past TTIC challenges!
Here is the thread for all the past challenges TTIC challenges
We also have an AMAZING sketch this month to play along with too!! It is so cool! TTSC6
and it is our Sketchmaster Dani's Birthday today so HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANI SWEETIE!!! Love ya!!!

Make sure you link up your project on Twilight Tuesday so we can see your amazing work and you have a chance to win this set of charms from Artful INKables also leave us a comment too on any of the blog posts this week!!!

Here is a new fan made poster I saw floating around on the World wide web! Not too shabby!
I think most of us from the TT DT and GDT have a post today so go show some comment love to them too! :)
Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya
And Our Guest Designers:
Alison ~ Donna
Have a wonderful tuesday!
Till Later!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Unity guest designer challenge entry

Unity's guest designer challenge is underway over on Splitcoast! The deadline has been extended till July 8th!! Woo hoo! Anyways you need May or June KOMs to participate, it is a sketch challenge.
I would like to share a card I made for this challenge! I hope to make more! It is a fun sketch!
I used June's KOM, the bee and sentiment.

Stamps Used: June KOM-Unity stamp company
Paper Used: Lemon tart, true black, white-PTI
Ink Used: versafine black onyx, versamark, whisper white SU
Accessories Used: Whisper white satin ribbon, scalloped edge punch SU, sticky strip
Have a great day!
Till Later!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

EtsyInspired #43 ****Whichgoose!!!!****

Woo Hoo! I am soooo excited! Today officially starts my July EtsyInspired Guest Designer duties!! Huge Thanks to Ashley for selecting me this month!! There is so much fun for this week too!!! Exciting new things going on for Ashley's EtsyInspired challenges!!

Lets get to the Store, This week an AMAZING etsy store was selected!! This week the Store is Whichgoose!!! Cute name and gorgeous creations!!
Beautiful inspiration! Isnt this gorgeous?? I LOVE this!!!
**click on this picture to go right to the Etsy Listing!**
Here is my card...
I used the new gorjuss girl "Untamed", colored in pink and a neutral color. I also used the new Bevy of Butterflies set from Unity Stamp company! Ahh this color combo makes me happy, sweet blush, blush blossom, dark chocolate and berry sorbet!

Stamps Used: "Untamed" Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie, Bevy of Butterflies-Unity Stamp company
Papers Used: Blush blossom SU, white, berry sorbet, sweet blush, dark chocolate-PTI
Ink Used: Versafine black onyx, versamark
Accessories Used: copics

Now the fun stuff! New things happening at EtsyInspired!!! Mandy at LimelightPapercrafts has donated prizes for this week!!!!!!! WOW! I love Mandy she is an amazing soul, so giving!
The Prize for this week is.......
a package of Prima Light Blue Sprites flowers!!
a package of Prima Butterflies (E style)!!
and a container of Spring Bloom Dew Drops!!
**Limelight is having a sale through 7/05/09: 10% off all ribbon,20% off all Basic Grey glazed brads and buttons, and 30% off all Pink Cat Studio stamp sets! Also, all orders $50 or more will receive a Glitz Design Roller Doodle roller stamper for FREE!**
So happy for how big EIC is growing for Ashley!! Lets make it that much bigger huh?
All you need to do is go to Whichgoose Etsy store find something that inspires you and create whatever you want to and upload here at *this post* on Ashley's blog then you are entered to WIN!! Easy right? Yep!!
Check out all the DT members for Etsy Inspired!!
And sharing the GDT spot with me Vickilyn
Hope you play along!!
Have a wonderful fourth of July!!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Royal Kat wednesday QKD release day!!!

Welcome to a special Royal kat wednesday blog hop!!!! It is release day!!!! 18 NEW STAMPS, including some NEW sets!!!!! Oh you will LOVE them all!!!

You should be coming from Andrea's Blog...If not click the banner above and start at the beginning!

Here is my card using one of the new stamps!

Stamps Used:Rockstar Chick, Your My...-Queen Kat Designs
Paper Used: Ocean tides PTI, Wisteria BasicGrey
Ink Used: Not quite navy SU, versafine black onyx
Accessories Used: Chipboard stars, crystal effects, whisper white satin ribbon SU, red brad basicGrey

Head over to the Queen Kat designs Store and check out ALL the new stamps!!!

Then tonight come on over to the Queen Kat Designs Group over on PapercraftPlanet and join in the fun!! Two challenges will be posted! Fun and friends and new QKD stamps, what could be any better!!

On to your next stop on this special blog hop Helene!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Till Later!!