Friday, January 29, 2010

Prince Ian from TGF and a FUN sneak peek for WFK!!

Hi all!
I have the latest image from The Greeting Farm for the now over CHA relay. Prince Ian is ADORABLE! You can get him for FREE over at The Greeting Farm BLOG
I colored this little guy with my colored pencils and made him the star of this card. I thought the colors I colored him went great with this dp from the Eerie BasicGrey line. The sentiment says "dream of magical things" and its from the october '09 KOM from Unity stamps (which I have had to cancel my KOM sub :( incredibly sad over this)
Stamps Used: Prince Ian digi-The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Oct '09 KOM-Unity
Paper Used: Kraft, true black, white-Papertrey Ink, Eerie dp-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: True Black stitched ribbon-Papertrey Ink, button-BasicGrey, colored pencils

I also have a sneaky peek for NEW images coming FEB 3rd from Wild Flower Kids!!!!!! Valentine FUN! you will LOVE these new digis!!! I DO!! There is a Valentines Day Lily available right now at The Patch Shop! Click on banner to be magically transported there!! :D

Here is a sneak peek of Sage Valentine coming FEB 3rd!! I colored this little DUDE using colored pencils, Stay tuned for the FULL card!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday #20 & TGF CHA relay Day 3

Hi everyone!
It is Whimsical Wednesday for The Diedrich Dare Blog! It is week #20!!
We have another Ed Hardy makeup case picture from Madelynn! I LOVE the blue colored case!

I am still in the running in the TGF CHA relay! Day 3 image is Toby cub!! He is a DOLL! I have never colored animal images did I do?? I used colored pencils to color him in and followed Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #58. Sentiment is from November '09 KOM from Unity. Seemed like a perfect baby boy card!

Stamps Used: Toby Cub digi-The Greeting Farm, sentiment-November '09 KOM-Unity
Paper Used: Pink Armadillo dp-The paper studio, Kraft, true black, white-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: White satin ribbon-papertrey ink, colored pencils
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 2 The Greeting Farm CHA Relay

Happy Tuesday!
I am here with a short post..I am playing along with The Greeting Farm CHA Relay and today is day 2!! This sweet Wild Sprout Charlotte was a treat to color! Cant wait for the next image to color!!

I also played along with CCEE stampers and Cindy Haffner's Sketch! LOVE it!

Here is my card...I used my colored pencils to color her in, Offbeat DP from BasicGrey and the sentiment is from Jan '10 KOM from Unity.

Stamps Used: Day 2 Image Charlotte-TGF, Sentiment-Jan '10 KOM-Unity
Paper Used: Offbeat dp-BasicGrey, lemon tart, true black, white-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, printer ink, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Black brads, colored pencils

Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Wild flowery, mojo sketchy, Mer Ian relay post!!!

Hi Everyone!
It's another snowy Monday here in Minnesota! BUT I get to shine today on the The Wild Flower Patch!! Jen has blessed me with a chance to work with her again on a DT, HERS no less!! Woo Hoo! I am SO excited to be Co DT Manager with my BFF Donna for WFK!! Jen has chosen a ROCKIN DT!! I am so proud of all the ladies! We will have so much FUN!! I LOVE Jen's girls and boys and everything she draws is talented! So head on over to The WFK Patch and check me out if you want :D

Also Jen started a Wild Flower Kids Page on Papercraftplanet!! Check it out here for a FREEBIE!!! YAY! Join up to get all the latest!!

I am also playing along with The Greeting Farm CHA Relay!! FUN!! Mer Ian is SOooo cute! HAD to play along, I am hoping I can stick with the deadlines! Still 6 hours to grab Ian and submit a card before the deadline of 6pm CST! HURRY!! :D

Here is my card. Colored Mer Ian with my colored pencils. Dp is old BasicGrey, offbeat line. I used the MOJO monday sketch 123! I dont have the tools to do a circle card so square i went. I used papertrey ink dark chocolate ribbon to stay boyish :D The shells are from a stash in my buttons..NEVER thought I would use these, they fit PERFECT lol! The sentiment is from my newly received Jan KOM from unity! Just something simple and sweet for this little mer.

Stamps Used: Mer Ian, free digi for relay-The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Jan '10 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Offbeat dp-BasicGrey, baja breeze-SU, white, dark chocolate-papertrey ink
Ink Used: versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: shells-button stash, colored pencils, hemp twine-SU, dark chocolate grosgrain ribbon-PTI

Thanks for stopping by!!

I will try to be back here more often!!
Thanks for all your patience as I get around to sharing comment love to ALL my talented bloggy friends, miss you all! I am seeing your beautiful works of art and will come around and comment soon!!
Till Later!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday DDSC#19!!

Hi Everyone!
Sorry this post is late! I am about two seconds from throwing this crappy computer OUT the window! LOL! I have trouble even opening a web page sometimes...I think the Ice/Snow storm we had yesterday didnt help the cable internet working either.
So anyways here I am with my Diedrich Dare Whimsical Wednesday post!!
We have had an AMAZING monthly Sponsor for the DD, Paper Makeup Stamps! Thank You Katie again!! I have LOVED working with The Heart Fairy I received from Katie to use for this month! I will be back next week with another card using that Fairy...

BUT this week I have used Sage from the No Girls Allowed set from Wild Flower Kids! I have been coloring and coloring since this weekend, I have over 8 images that need homes on some cards...I am SLOWLY getting them done! :D
This week for the Diedrich Dare #19 we have an AWESOME sketch from Nicky!! Jess has some talented, talented Kiddos! Our hostess is the AMAZING & TALENTED Jacquie Peifer!! Woo Hoo! Go and check out here post!

Sage is colored with colored pencils, Dp is Eerie BasicGrey, sentiment is from The Cats Pajamas and the ribbon is Papertrey Ink true Black. I felt Layer-ific today! Every panel is layered with True Black PTI cardstock. Simple and rockin for a cool DUDE!Stamps Used: Sage Digi-No Girls Allowed-Wild Flower Kids, sentiment-The Cats Pajamas
Paper Used: Eerie-BasicGrey, White, True Black-Papertrey ink, Kiwi kiss-SU
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, kiwi kiss-SU
Accessories Used: Silver Brads, True Black-Papertrey Ink, colored pencils, paper piercing tool

Check out my fellow Daredevils!!

Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich (a.k.a. mom)
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko (on vacation)
Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra MacLean
Val Urtiaga (post later today)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
I will Have a WILD announcement LATER!! :D
Till Later!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sugar and Spice MTSC#57 & CC254

Happy Tuesday!
I have been coloring up a storm lately!! I have 7 more images to put on cards!! ACK!! I need about 17 more hours this week to make them all! :D

Well good news, I got ONE card complete today!! LOL! It is for the SCS CC254 (Red, light blue and suede) and Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #57! I LOVE mercy's sketches and I havent been able to play in what seems like FOREVER! So I MADE myself get this weeks DONE!
I havent colored up a Kimmie in what seems like forever too! Had to get Piper inky some more for this card, She just fits PERFECTLY with the Eskimo kisses BG paper I used that had all the perfect colors! It is actually snowing/freezing rain here so fits to use this WARM winter image. I colored her with my colored pencils, distressed the edges of the panel and paper pierced around Piper. The sentiment is from Wild Flower Kids Pretty in Pink set!! perfect for any girly card!
Hope you all like this card! :D

Stamps Used: Piper-Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, sentiment-Pretty in pink-Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: Dp-Eskimo kisses-BasicGrey, Kraft, white-papertrey ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, ribbon, brads, button-BasicGrey, paper piercing tool, scalloped edge punch-SU

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mojo-rific Club Anya Monday Mania Challenge card!!

Howdy all!!
My Awesome, Talented, AMAZING friend JEN has the Monday Mania challenge for The Club Anya and Friends Blog today!!Woo Hoo!! I am so proud of you Jen!! Too Cool!!
SO, being one of Jen's good friends I HAVE to play along, how could I not! :D
Jen's Challenge is a color challenge, Olive Green, Pink, Dark Brown and Sparkle! Very fun!

I took the Mojo Monday 122 sketch and colored up a Dressy Anya image in colored pencils and watercolored the pink dress and socks because I only have a select few colored pencils colors.Stamps Used: Miss Anya Dressy-The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Pretty IN Pink- Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: Eskimo kisses-BasicGrey, Sweet blush, white, dark chocolate-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, pink poinsettia, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Sweet blush ribbon-papertrey ink, button-foof-a-la, circle nestabilities, MS floral lace punch, sakura jelly roll clear glitter pen, hottie pink shimmerz blingz

Here is a close up of the sparkle, I used gelly roll sparkly pen for the ruffles on the bottom and middle of the flower, and used hottie pink shimmerz blingz for the flower in her hair.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Till Later!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sassy Studio Customer Blog Hop!!

Hi!! Welcome to my stop on the Sassy Studio Designs Customer Blog Hop!!Head over to the Sassy Studio Blog to find the complete list of hoppers! Hop starts at 9am PST!
My very good friend Jen who is on the Sassy DT asked me to participate and I can't ever say no! LOL! Lindsay has some really great images, fun to color! They have a HUGE release today and all the new images will be available in the store! There is also some chatting today at 5-8pm PST on the Sassy Studio PCP group! PRIZES too!!

There were 4 catagories to make a card for and I chose to use a color combo, red, white and black are always a CLASSIC combo for a SASSY lady! :D
I wanted the Fashionista to shine so I kept the layout really simple. Hope you like!
Stamps Used: Fashionista Cassie-digi-Sassy Studio Designs, sentiment-Unity stamp company Paper Used: dp- me and my big ideas, true black, white-papertrey ink
Ink Used: More mustard, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: Button-basicgrey, true black ribbon-papertrey ink, colored pencils

Make sure you Hop along with us and see all the great creations along the way, and have a
chance at some great prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

After some technical difficulties I bring you my Whimsical Wednesday Post #18!!!

Hey Everyone!
It's Wednesday and I bring you my whimsical post!The Diedrich Dare brings you a Sketch challenge this week from Jack!! This is an AMAZING sketch!! LOVE it Jack!! Check out this weeks hostess Kris' post!!

We have an AMAZING sponsor this month Paper Makeup Stamps, the WINNER was announced on The Diedrich Dare post today!! It has been so fun working with The Heart Fairy from the Beautiful Day line of Fairies from PMS!!
Katie is so generous, we all appreciate PMS being our sponsor!!! :D PMS is celebrating 1 YEAR SOON!!! I had the pleasure to be one of the first people to see some of the first fairies!! I was so proud of her THEN and still am NOW!! You ROCK Katie!!

So I decided on using my Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg dp and matched up the colors for my Fairy image. Just wanted to keep it simple and let the Sketch shine. I colored with colored pencils, I used papertrey ink cardstock, and buttons for the circles. The sentiment is from Bevy of Butterflies from Unity Stamp Company.
Hope you like it! Stamps Used: The Heart Fairy-Digi-Paper Makeup Stamps, sentiment-Bevy of Butterflies-unity
Paper Used: Nutmeg-Cosmo Cricket, Spring moss, Lemon tart, white-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, more mustard, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: White buttons, hemp twine, paper piercing tool, colored pencils, spring moss stitched ribbon-papertrey ink

You will want to check out the rest of the team today!!
I am not the only one who has had some difficulties, and the sickies has been traveling through the girls :( We have some girls not participating this week.

Debbie Lee
Heather Schlatter (May have a post later)
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich (A.K.A. mom)
Val Urtiaga

I hope everyone plays along with us! If you upload your card to any online galleries use DDSC18, cant wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

I have a bit of news to share too, I found out yesterday one of my cards will be published in CARDS magazine!!!! This will be my first time!!! I was completely FLOORED! Just had to share! :D
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Friday, January 8, 2010

My First FWF post of the New Year!!

Hi Everyone!!
This is my first FWF post of 2010!!
Unity Stamp Company does such wonderful things for their customers and FWF is a great way to showcase their customers work using Unity!! 50 lucky chicks get to show you their latest creations! I am lucky to be one of those 50!! YAY! There is also a BLINKIE hidden somewhere out there and you could win 25 unity Stamps!!!
Head over to The Unity Blog @ 9AM CST to see the complete list!!
I have a really simple card to show today. I used the December 09 KOM, with the holidays and everything I have BARELY had a chance to work with this GREAT kit! Trying to make up for lost time now!
I used the Be happy sentiment and the two flowers from the kit. I used the Swiss Dots CB folder for the bottom half of the Kraft PTI cardstock base. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate chip ink. Ribbon is dark chocolate grosgrain from Papertrey Ink. I stacked the flowers onto the bow from the ribbon. Simple but Sweet!

Stamps Used: December 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Kraft-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Chocolate chip, riding hood red-SU
Accessories Used: Dark Chocolate 5/8th grosgrain ribbon-papertrey Ink, swiss dots CB EF

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your hop through ALL the Unity goodness!!
Till Later!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday week 17!!

Hey everyone!!
It is Wednesday and it is Whimsical!!! :D I LOVE working with the Daredevils, what an AWESOME group of ladies! So much fun! And speaking of fun we now have SPONSORS for EVERY FIRST week of every month for The Diedrich Dare!! WOO HOO!! So exciting!!
Our first Sponsor is Katie from Paper Makeup Stamps!!! I LOVE katies images, she has a rockin designer for those Fairies!! GO and check her out!!!

I dug right into my free digi from Katie, THANKS HUN, and colored her right up! I have used The Heart Fairy, she was designed to benefit The American Heart Association, she is available as a digi, bare rubber or mounted rubber stamp...isnt that the coolest?!! It is an association close to my heart....(cheesy pun I know) My dad passed away at 45 from heart disease so I know I will be into the doctor to keep tabs on my heart earlier in age..

The Challenge from Madelynn was to use this Makeup Kit as Inspiration! I think this kit is SO COOL!! Awesome find Madelynn!!
So onto my card...I also downloaded the FREE DIGI Designer Paper from Lauren Meader's company (who Katie is a design team member for BTW lol) My Time Made Easy LLC!!! WOW, I LOVE this, she has more designs for a very small cost and they were SO EASY to print! Check this store out! I just thought the colors went to perfect with this fairy! It is still WINTER here so snowflakes are just fine for me to use...even with Valentine's Day coming up soon!! ;D
Sentiment is from Unity December 09 KOM and I cut it out, ribbon is White Satin from papertrey Ink.
Hope you like it!
Stamps Used: The Heart Fairy digi- Paper Makeup Stamps, sentiment- DEC 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Pretty Printables, 12 days of snowflakes- My Time Made Easy LLC, white, black-PTI
Ink Used: Printer ink, river rock, more mustard, riding hood red, versafine onyx black-SU
Accessories Used: white satin ribbon-PTI, glue dots, paper piercer tool, printer

Make sure you head over to The Diedrich Dare Blog and check out the challenge!
Show the DareDevils some love

Cassie Larson
Darla Wilson
Debbie Lee...sitting out this week
Heather Schlatter

Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich (a.k.a.Mom ;)
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko
Randi Wall

Rebecca Ednie...sitting out this week
Sandra MacLean
Val Urtiaga

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Wild Flower Kids is LIVE!!!!

Hey everyone!!
Some AWESOME NEWS!!! Jen Shults' Wild Flower Kids Store, The Wild Flower Patch is LIVE!!
Wild Flower Kids Stamps
She has rubber sets left then once those are gone, they are gone! Wild Flower Kids will be strictly DIGI! Because of Jen I have come to love the ease and instant gratification of digital images!! You click and print, easy peasy!! Now that I have a new fangeldangled printer I am good to go and LOVIN digis!!

And speaking of digis Jen released a NEW never before released Digi, Violet!! She is ADORABLE!! I actually saw her months ago and have been patiently waiting for her to make her debut! :D Woo Hoo!!
SO I made a card using her, Digi world here I come!! LOL!
Violet is colored with my colored pencils..I was VERY inspired by my very very good friend Donna ( I am SO PROUD of you chicka!!)
The sentiment is actually from Pretty in Pink WFK set in rubber (thank you again Jen!) The sentiment is embossed using Zing Black Glitter EP, I layered this onto a bow like a button! A little of my Twist and Smoosh Ribbon Technique adds some fun stuff to the middle of my card, DP is Cosmo Cricket and all Cardstock is Papertrey Ink. I used my Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch for the layer.
This card is for a couple of challenges... Crazy 4 Challenges #18 asks us to use Polka Dots, see the polka dots in Violets bag, headband and belt??? :D Also JustUsGirlS #14 challenges us to use their sketch(this is my first time playing along with these crafty chicks!!

Stamps Used: pretty in pink rubber set, Violet Digi-Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: dp-Cosmo Cricket, Enchanted evening, White-Papertrey ink, Baja breeze-SU
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, kiwi kiss, not quite navy-SU
Accessories Used: White satin ribbon-PTI, colored pencils, hemp twine, red sticky strip, MS floral lace punch

So on to the News from Wild Flower Kids...Jen is holding a DT CALL!!!! 6 Spots, 4 months Designing with AWESOME DIGIS!!!! I work with Jen constantly and coming from me she is the sweetest gal ever!! And SO talented, there will be so much AMAZING work from her to come!! Definitely worth trying out for!!!
Here are some abreviated Deets!!

•The DT term will be 4 months starting February 1, 2010 and ending May 31, 2010.
•There will be six spots available.
•We are looking for talented, energetic, fun, designers who love to color and use digital images.
•The DT call will run from TODAY (Jan. 2, 2010) to January 15, 2010 at midnight CST.

What will design team members be asked to do?
•You will be creating samples using new and old Wild Flower Kids images to be shown on your blog, Splitcoaststampers, Paper Craft Planet, the Wild Flower Patch blog and the Wild Flower Patch store.
•Participate in the WFK DT blog hops on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.
•Additionally you will be asked to post at least one (additional) WFK sample per week on your blog, SCS, PCP and the WFK Flickr gallery.
•Participate in any WFK customer blog hops and or release parties.
•NOTE: I am not planning on doing huge image releases as I have in the past, instead I plan on releasing 1-3 new images a week as time allows. You will work with these images as you can and post mainly on your own schedule with the exception of the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

What do you get for working your tail off?
•You will receive the full No Girls Allowed and Pretty In Pink stamp sets (your choice of one rubber set and one digital set) when you join.
•Additionally you will receive 20% off any previous sets in the WFK collection.
•You also receive as many new release images as you can make samples for as they are released.

How do you apply?

•Email Jen three to five samples of your very best paper crafting work. One of these samples should showcase your coloring skills. The others should be outstanding examples of your layout skills, anything but a card designs, and overall excellent craftsmanship.
•Along with your samples write a short statement telling Jen about yourself, your design background including any DT experience, and why you want to be apart of the WFK design team.
•Please also include your email address and a link to your blog as well as any online galleries.
•Emails should be sent to
•The deadline to apply is January 15, 2010 at midnight CST.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Till Later!!