Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday and a little blog candy prize

Hello everyone! I hope you have been having a wonderful week so far! I want to thank everyone for their comments regarding their favorite thing about blurfing (blog surfing). The Winner is...... Rachel. Please send me a PM on my splitcoast gallery under "growe" with your address and I will get your blog candy out to you. For today, I want to share a Riley card I made for the Hanna challenge. I love the way this turned out. Clean and simple....Riley relaxin!

Hope you all have a relaxing rest of the week and weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Monday......

Hello! Today I am sharing the TCP challenge from last week! It seems that a lot of challenges want you to use blue and green (well only two but who's counting). This card was a little harder for me to make than I thought. I had creators block on this one but am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I like having birthday cards that are more geared for men and this one works quite well. Hope you are having a great day so far...don't forget to check out the bubble bin on MFT today there are lots of great deals.

YEAH I just hit 5000 hits on my blog...Leave a comment and I will give away blog will be a suprise but I will make it a good one! The comment should be about why you love blogging or blog surfing or "blurfing" the new hip term. I will pick a winner on Wednesday night so leave your comment before 8pm CST!

Talk to you tomorrow.....

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers day and some blog candy for you!

Hello everyone! Today is Mother's day so most importantly I want to wish them all a day where everything goes their way and they are told how much they are appreciated! I don't know where I would be without the love and support of my mother and my grandmothers. Oh and them introducing me to creating which is something I treasure learning from them and doing with them. For the card today! I made this card last week just in the nick of time to get in the mail. I really love this Verve set "Because of You" it is fantastic! I used purples because I thought this could be very elegant when I pictured it in my head. Here you go....

YEAH I just hit 5000 hits on my blog...Leave a comment and I will give away blog will be a suprise but I will make it a good one! The comment should be about why you love blogging or blog surfing or "blurfing" the new hip term. I will pick a winner on Wednesday night so leave your comment before 8pm CST!

Card Details:
Because of You (Verve stamps)
Plum Pudding, Lavender moon, and white CS from Papertrey, and Black CS (SU)
Ink: Graphite black brilliance
Accessories: Copics, Metal circle adhesive, black ribbon, and adhesive

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A beautiful garden stamp for you today!

I have to tell you that I just love this stamp! I have so much fun coloring it and it always looks awesome no matter what colors you pick to color it! This stamp is from Pez A Doodle ( I knew I wanted to use it with the Taylor sketch as soon as I saw it! ( I also used the card to participate in the Way's to Use it challenge. I love this challenge each week. I have been playing the last three weeks and it really stretches me creatively. I really hope you like this card! My good no I mean GREAT friend Kim let me use some buttons for the bottom. These buttons are a must have in every color (lasting impressions). Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Don't forget to try out Jen's challenge today. .

YEAH I just hit 5000 hits on my blog...Leave a comment today and I will give away blog will be a suprise but I will make it a good one! The comment should be about why you love blogging or blog surfing or "blurfing" the new hip term.

Card Details:
Stamps: Garden from pez a doodle
Paper: Black CS, Kraft CS, White CS (Papertrey ink)
Ink: Graphite black brilliance
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch, buttons (lasting impressions), dimensionals, and adhesive

Friday, May 8, 2009

Dare to be different!

Hello everyone! It's FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you all had a great week! I gave my creativity a major rest this week and am ready to create again! I like taking a little time off it actually helps me get more inspired when I return to it. The card I am sharing today was made for the Bella Release challenge. You were challenged to use green, coral, and black. I wasn't sure about the color combo at first but really like the way it turned out. Hope you like it! Don't forget to check out Taylor's sketch today ( and Hanna Stamps should have one on their splitcoasts group.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Simple and elegant

Hello! It's Thursday and that means ... the weekend is almost here! Did any of you get a chance to check out the new releases from MFT? They have four and they are fantastic! Today I am sharing a card I made a couple of weeks ago for a Verve challenge. I tried a new sketch with this one and really enjoyed using some softer colors!

Hope you have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BBQ Party anyone?

Hello! Today I am sharing a cute invitation I made using the new Studio G sets. There are so many cute ones. They have fathers day ones, mothers day ones, graduation ones, fourth of july ones, get the picture. They have a little bit of everything. If you do get some and you want to play in some challenges, you can find them on under the Studio G Collectors group. Here is my BBQ invitation using the two studio G. sets below! Hope you like it!

Cupcake days!

Hello! My title is cupcake days because in my family this is one of the busiest birthday weeks of the year. We have three birthdays in my family all in a row (Sister, Dad, and Grandma) and then mothers day the same week. I made this birthday card for the Who's That Girl challenge this week. It was a wild card using the colors pink, black, and white. I guess I was so tired Monday night that I didn't think that using Wild Card meant you still had to use one of the Who's the Girl set so I messed up and used the cupcake set from MFT... Oh well...silly me! Don't forget that MFT is having their release party tonight on Splitcoast! Yeah!

I found this ribbon at Hobby Lobby and love it. The colors are so bright and they fit this card pretty well I thought.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

So many new and exciting things.......

Hello everyone! There seems to be a lot going on this week! I just found out yesterday that I got on the main list to be a "swapper" for the TX card swap! I am so all I have to do is make and design 48 cards kits! Any ideas? Did you know...that MFT stamps is releasing Wednesday night or that Taylored expressions released this very morning? Also, Hanna Stamps released last night with their awesome new Riley fun in the sun style! Alright, on to the card post. I am sharing a sympathy card I made for a SU swap last week! I love the way this turned out! I love the elegance of this "Thoughts and Prayers set" by Stampin up. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it in the catalog. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

By the way the TCP (The Cat's Pajamas) challenge is today.... check it out at
Oh...and you still have one more day to enter the MFT Who's that Girl challenge. I made a card last night that I really like! The challenge lets you use any set you want (wild card) and wants you to use the colors Pink Black and White. Great colors!

Monday, May 4, 2009

You Rock Margarita Ketto!

Again with the Ketto's...I know I hope you like em! I just love coloring them. When I first saw this image I pictured a black old school converse sneaker and that was my inspiration. I knew I wanted to participate in the way's to use it challenge (use as much black as you can on your card). I wanted black gray and sparkle. So here you go! Just think...if we all had as much spunk and gusto as Margarita does on a Monday we would all be running out the door to start our week! Hope you guys have a great week!
OH YEAH...TAYLOR is releasing a two new stamps sets tomorrow check out the design team's links for the cute samples for the releae!

Things you can partipate in that come out today or tomorrow:

MFT bubble bin updates today (always a great buy)
MFT Forum on Splitcoast to see what the new Who's that girl challenge will be...
Tomorrow TCP challenge with the Cat's Pajama's design team


Saturday, May 2, 2009

I've gone KETTO CRAZY!!!

HAPPY SATURDAY everyone! In honor of National Scrapbook day Pez a doodle is offering 33% off everything while supplies last (coupon code is scrapit33). The sale is only for the weekend so make sure you check it out.

I thought the weekend would never arrive but luckily like it does each and every week it got here! I went to my friend Kim's last night and made three cards with Ketto's. I don't know if you got a chance to see it but Stamping Bella is being very generous this weekend with free shipping over $50 and they are giving away a gift certificate to their store if you participate in their two Bella Release Challenges. You can find out more in their forum. Have you seen the new release? I saw it, bought it, and am waiting for it! I love them all!!! The card I am sharing with you today is using my new basic grey Wisteria it! Hope you enjoy it and here's to a GREAT weekend for everyone!

If you haven't gotten a chance to...pop over to my friend Kim's blog ( she will be posting some beautiful cards over the next week. I guarantee it! I have seen them in person...

Oohhh and one more thing, please go check out Susie's fantastic creations using the GIRL Friday collection from Cosmo Cricket---they will inspire you! ( she also just posted a fun card for Jen's Saturday Sketch...

Card Details:
Stamps: Flamenca Ketto (Stamping Bella)
Paper: Wisteria DP (Basic Grey), perfect plum CS (SU), pale plum CS (SU), basic black CS (SU), and white (Papertrey ink)
Ink: graphite black brilliance
Accessories: Copics, Oval Nestabilities (scallop and regular), swiss dots embossing folder (cuttlebug), black ribbon, lilac jewel tones, dimensionals, and adhesive

Friday, May 1, 2009

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well...the weekend is here which means time for stamping, chores, stamping, errands, and stamping! I am really excited b/c my friend is coming over and we just got some new dp to work with! The card I am sharing today is from the Splitcoast challenge last Thursday called ways to use it! This is my first time doing this challenge. This challenge called for using all white....I thought that would be fun since I hardly ever use white unless it is the stamped on part of the card. I made this wedding card using the She's all that set from Stampin up. I love this set and use it often. I hope you enjoy the card...I am hoping my creativity level is kicked up for this evening!

Card Details:
She's all that (Stampin up)
Paper: White CS and Black CS
Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance
Accessories: Swiss dot cuttlebug folder, scalloped rectangle nesties, white ribbon (SU), dimensionals, and adhesive