Friday, July 31, 2009

Good morning on this.....

beautiful Friday. We have not had any rain in over a week now and let me tell you, my poor little flowers are not liking it too much. According to weather forecast we are supposed to get some of that monsoon rain this weekend, so we'll see. Since today is Friday it means that there is another Stamp Simply challenge over at Sharon Johnson's blog. Let me tell you, this lady comes up with some amazing challenges. This week she is asking to incorporate lace, hence the name of this challenge# 98 is "Lovely Lace". For more details head on over to Sharon's blog. As you all know I love me some lace and it does not matter at all if it is white, pink or brown, lace just gives a card that special something ;P. So, for this challenge I have this little card I put together with some lace I found at WalMart of all places and it was on clearance, so all I paid was 50 cents for a spool of lace. Don't you just love a bargain? Anyhow, my card base is made of PTI's Vintage Cream cs, and some of the delicious K&Company paper Blue Awning. Since the Blue Awning paper has this Vintage feel to it I had to make yet another Vintage card, but you all know that I love me some Vintage, right? :D:D:D So, here is what I cam up with, it's a pretty quick card, but it sure does not look like it, LOL!!

For my Friend....


Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Not Quite Navy, SU Kraft, K&Company Blue Awning

Stamps: SU Elegant Cheer

Ink: Chalk Box Blue Iris, Staz-On white

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile, Nesties Labels 4, SU Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Vanilla, All Natural Accents mini cream roses, white crochet lace, white narrow satin ribbon, white sheer ribbon, Foam Tape, double sided tape, Vintage angel button

Sorry about the shadow in the picture. I took the picture outside and as I clicked the wind blew one of the branches of the tree in my front yard right over. Sorry!!!

What do you think, does this qualify for this challenge? I sure had fun making this card. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I wish all of you a happy and relaxing weekend.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Goodness, where has time gone???

Hello my friends, I know it has been a while since I last posted, but it seems like something comes up all the time and there are just not enough hours in a day to do it all. I have quite a few things for you all today :D:D:D. Yep, a few things ;D.

The first one I would like to share with you is a card that I made with some yummy crocheted lace I bought a while back over at Stampers Dream. I believe it is May Arts and it comes in like 3 different colors. The one used here is like a chocolate brown. I also used my all time favorite stamps set Baroque Motifs. I know it has been around for a while but i just love the flourish and it goes well with some of the cards I make ;D. The card was actually made with a person in mind at my church, she is still going through and having a really ruff time, so I decided to make a card that would remind her that she is not alone even if it feels that way at times. For those that come on regular basis you have noticed that I have been making a lot of 5.5"x5.5" cards lately. There is no particular reason, it is just that I can add more embellishments and don't have to cut up some of the gorgeous DP's I have. Most of them are 6"x6" and I hate to have lots and lots of scraps laying around ;P;P. Are you ready for it?

I can do all things........

Paper: SU Confetti White, SU Close To Cocoa,
SU Chocolate Chip, K&Company Ancestry
Stamps: Verve I can do all things.... Philippians 4:13
SU Baroque Motifs Ink: Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan
Accessories: brown crocheted lace, Nesties Labels 1, dimensionals, Kaiser brown half pearls,brown satin ribbon, handmade stick pin with shades of brown glass beads, Brown Prima's Daisy Dream Collection

That is it, the first of my creations.

For the second one I just had to do a little something different. Well, it has a Vintage feel to it, but I made a different fold for a change. I believe I saw it on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog the other day, they were to use their favorite embossing folder and make a gate-fold card. I did not use an embossing folder, but I did do the gate-fold card.

Since I have a Scor-Pal it was easy as pie since Diana Crick already thought about the gate-fold and added the right marks if you make a card to be an A2 size card. I think the reason why I don't do this fold that often is because I don't like it too much when the card just opens up when you don't want it to open up. Does that make sense? You know when you get a gate-fold card and it comes open on its own? So, I started thinking what I could do for my card to stay put. To make a long story short, I turned to my Cricut Expression and cut a few flourishes out. While I was doing that I thought, hmmmm, wouldn't that that Octagon shape from Spellbinders look good on that yummy paper that is in the Lilikate pad from Basic Grey? You know how that goes, right? You think of something and it just explodes in your head but in a good way:D:D.

Have a look and see for yourself what I am talking about. It just all came together in a romantic, playful way. And you know what I just realized? I used the same scripture twice, but this one is from the SU set Elegant Inspirations.

Paper: PTI white, Basic Grey Lilikate

Stamp: SU Elegant Inspirations

Ink: Palette Ink Toile Pink, Tim Holtz Distress ink Tattered Rose,
Antique Linen

Accessories: Nesties Large Octagons, Prima Hydrangeas from Beach Sand Collection, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, pink flat crystals, half pearls from Kaiser, cream satin ribbon, cream decorative trim, sheer off white ribbon, dimensionals, foam tape, double sided tape

The flourish that is on the right side of the octagon is actually holding the card closed.

All right, last but not least is a little box that I made with instructions from the Scor-Pal website. The instructions are really easy and it took only a few seconds to actually score my cut pieces.

Here is my

A little Something for you.........


Paper: K&Company Amy Butler DP, Bazzill textured cs

Stamp: SU Yummy stamp set

Ink: SU Mellow Moss, VersaMagic Sage Chalk Ink

Accessories: crystal drops, Dew Drops from the Sunflower Mix, small silver half pearls, Prima Hydrangeas, beige trim from my stash, 1 3/8" EK Success circle punch, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, decorative scissors, dimensionals, double sided tape, Tombo glue

This little box is 4"x4" and 1.5" heigh or deep. It would be perfect for small cards but I am actually using it for a little gift I am going to give to my neighbor ;P. The second picture I took of the box is taken inside that is why it looks a little different but I assure you it is the same box, just couldn't get a good picture taken outside of the side view.

Wow, I am done!!!! See I have not been just sitting around not doing anything, just wish I could stay up past 9 PM I would be all right. I am not kidding you, come 9 PM I am fighting to keep my eyes open. Yep, 5:30 AM comes quick but I am actually awake an hour earlier than that when my hubby has to get up as he hits that snooze button several times ;P.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'd love to hear what you think about my humble creations.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Good afternoon......

on this very hot day in Arizona! I finally have the card I have been telling you all about for days now, sorry, but my DD misplaced the cable to my camera, but it is all good, I found it ;D.

Yesterday was the first day of school and let me just say, I am one happy mom:D:D:D.

I tell you, you gotta love the year round school system that my DD is in. They started back yesterday, I don't like getting up at 5:30 am, but I sure like that I have somewhat of peace in the house. It is crazy, when my two girls are apart from each other they ask for each other and as soon as they get together they start fighting. And let me tell ya, it is not the big one messing with the little one, it is the other way around.

Anyhow, here is the card and it is a very, very simple one.

Thank You....


Paper: PTI white and True Black

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Stamps: SU Embrace Life, Warmest Regards

Accessories: crystal half pearls, Kaiser half pearls in black,silver spacer beads, Nesties ovals and scalloped ovals, dimensionals, foam tape, glue dots

Like I've said, very simple but I like to have a few of those laying around so I am ready when I need one in the spare of the moment.

So, since I had a few minutes this morning after doing my chores, yes, you all know about those, making beds, washing clothes, cleaning the bathrooms. I pulled out one of those cool flourish thingies I bought from "Twopeasinabucket". They are half pearls shaped into a flourish. The name on them says opaline flourish and they are from Basic Grey. For this card I went a little more Vintage, just had to do it with that thingy :D. For my base I pulled out my last piece of Vintage Cream cs from PTI (I love that stuff!!!!) it is so very versatile and goes with lots of those Vintage papers I have from K&Company. So this card has some of that K&Company paper. I also incorporated some of these adorable little roses from Prima's Fairy Tales Collection from Michael's and to top it all off I also added a Vintage heart button and some of the absolutely gorgeous and oh so very soft silk ribbon from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. If you have not tried this silk ribbon, let me tell you, you gotta get some, it is so soft and so very pretty. I have not felt anything like it before.

Wait for the LORD..........

Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, K&Company Classic K and Designer Pad from K&Company Classic K for the moss kind of textured cs mat.
Stamps: Unity Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD
Ink: Chalk Box Spanish Olive
Accessories: Basic Grey opaline flourish in pearl, vintage heart button, Prima Fairy Tales Collection mini roses in off white, sage silk ribbon from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, double sided tape, foam tape, dimensionals

Wheew, I really needed this today :D:D:D
Made me feel good to get my stamp space messed up ;D and my fingers inky :D:D:D.

That is all I have for you all today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

I just had to share this

Happy Saturday to all of you my friends!!!!! Some of you have probably heard of the Midnight Madness challenge, well, if you have not head on over to Priscillastyles where she is giving away the most awesome Blog Candy you'll ever want to get. She is giving away a Big Shot!!!!! Yes, you have heard right. Head on over to her blog and find out what you must do to qualify for a chance to win.

I am still working on getting those pictures taken so I can post this card I have been telling you all about ;D.

Catch you all later.


Friday, July 17, 2009

And we have a winner.......

for the Blog Hop Birthday Celebration. Thank you so very much to all of you wonderful people who have stopped by my Blog during ISC's Blog Hop. To make it easier I used and the winner is comment # 14 who happens to be Linda Lucas from Canberra Australia also known as LovelyLinda. Congratulations, Linda!!! I am sorry, but I don't have a card for you today. Actually I made one last night but I did not have a chance to take a picture yet. Had to help my neighbor with her daughters birthday party and take 6 of the 13 kids on a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood. One hour of getting in and out of the car, but we had soooooooo much fun. Those girls were worn out. It was I believe 108 today.

So hopefully I'll be able to take a picture tomorrow and I'll share with you all then.

Thanks again for stopping by, it means a lot to me.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Good morning on this beautiful......

Wednesday. If you have not commented on my Blog on Monday or yesterday, you still have enough time, until Midnight EST tonight, to leave a comment on the Blog Hop with the chance of winning 2 FREE stamp sheets including the new releases!!!!! ISC is celebrating their 6th Anniversary/Birthday and Betsy has given each of us 6 designers the green light to give away 2 free stamp sheets of your choice!!!! But wait that is not all she also has a 15% discount going on until 31.July 2009 and all you have to do is enter the code TRAVEL to receive your discount and that is of off your ENTIRE order, isn't that cool?

I have another card for you all today that I made for the new release but have not shared it with you all yet. This card uses all elements which are included in this fantastic Summer Kit Betsy has put together let me show you again. I know I did that yesterday, but I want to make sure you all get a real good look on what all you will receive in this gigantic kit.

Here is what it all includes:

1, Scrapbook PhotoSlides stamp sheet (7 images)

1 or 2 Bucklez, note: it might be colors: Mint or Banana Bucklez(limited supply)

24 = 6 of each 4mm/6mm Navy/Cream tiny buttons

12, (2 of each) Clear Heidi Swapp Mini Ghost shapes(plastic) butterfly, crown, hearts, labels, stars, flowers

1, Sakura Clear Glaze Pen

6, 12x12 Little Yellow Bicycle Solid double sided card stock

8, 5.75 x 11.75 Paper Tablet by Little Yellow Bicycle (double sided card stock) (note: fits perfectly on by Little Yellow Bicycle Chipboard Album, not sold by ISC)

6, Brads, Little Yellow Bicycle

10, assorted Clear Cut shapes by Little Yellow Bicycle (remove the protective film before use)

1, Clear Cuts frame by Little Yellow Bicycle

2, Photo Mats by by Little Yellow Bicycle

10, assortment of 8, (4 of ea) 2x2 Mini/ATC size, manilla Envelopes by Debbies Diecuts

Isn't that just totally awesome? And guess what this KIT only costs $ 20.00 so if you get it and use your 15% off coupon code. Wow, that is a steal!!! And let me tell you, you will be able to create, create, create and create some more. We made all of our projects and we still have stuff left over ;P.

All right now, here is my card

This is a picture of the card with the little tag all tucked away. The next picture is the one where the little tag is showing ;D

Paper: Base PTI Kraft, LYB (Little Yellow Bicycle) orange and off white DP.
Stamps: Australian Daisy
Ink: Chalk Box Blush Rose, Burnt Sienna, VersaMark
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Stylized Flowers, corner rounder, Stampendous white embossing powder, Kraft colored satin ribbon, small manila envelop from the Summer Kit, double sided tape, dimensionals, SU small oval punch

Viola, another card done. Thank you so very much for stopping by during the Blog Hop and new release. I am always happy when you leave comments as they truly make my day. Remember you will have time to leave a comment until MIDNIGHT EST on the Blog Hop post. I will be announcing the winner of the 2 FREE stamp sheets on Saturday.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Tuesday.........

this is day 2 of our 3 day Blog Hop. If you have not yet commented on my Blog you might want to do that as it will give you a chance to win 2 FREE stamp sheet from ISC. And not just on my Blog but you have the chance to enter a comment on any of us 6 Design Team members and on the ISC blog as well, so you actually have 7 chances of winning!!!!!! Doesn't that sound way cool?
So make sure you hit all of us Lisa, Connie, Kathy, Julie, Joanne, and the ISC blog and leave a comment on yesterday's post.

All right, let me get to today's post. Betsy has given us the task this month to follow a layout for a 6x6 Scrapbook page. Well, I had never ever done a Scrapbook page in my life so this one was really hard for me ;P. No , really, it was hard for me. But guess what, I managed to do a little something and I might add that I am all right with the outcome if you consider this being my VERY FIRST time :D:D:D.

Scrapbook Layout "Road trip Are we there yet?"


Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, DCWV light blue textured cardstock for the base

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Faded Jeans to ink up the distressed and torn edges

Stamps: 4x4 photoslide (included in the now available Summer Kit) the word Escape from the Picturesque stamp sheet

Accessories: Heidi Swapp ghost shapes tags which were colored with Ranger Alcohol inks in orange, corner rounder. Heidi Swapp brads and buttons.

Here is a picture and the contents of the now available Summer Kit which you can purchase for only $ 20.00 so if you use the discount code TRAVEL you can save 15 %, how about that?

July Summer Kit

1, Scrapbook Photo Slides stamp sheet (7 images)
1 or 2 Bucklez, note: it might be colors: Mint or Banana Bucklez(limited supply)
24 = 6 of each 4mm/6mm Navy/Cream tiny buttons
12, (2 of eac) Clear Heidi Swapp Mini Ghost shapes(plastic) butterfly, crown, hearts, labels, stars, flowers
1, Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
6, 12x12 Little Yellow Bicycle Solid double sided cardstock
8, 5.75 x 11.75 Paper Tablet by Little Yellow Bicycle (double sided cardstock) (note: fits perfectly on by Little Yellow Bicycle Chipboard Album, not sold by ISC)
6, Brads, Little Yellow Bicycle
10, assorted Clear Cut shapes by Little Yellow Bicycle (remove the protective film before use)
1, Clear Cuts frame by Little Yellow Bicycle
2, Photo Mats by by Little Yellow Bicycle
10, assortment of 8, (4 of ea) 2x2 Mini/ATC size, manilla Envelopes by Debbies Diecuts

How does this sound? If you get this Summer Kit I promise you, you will be amazed how much you are getting for the buck. And better yet, how many projects you can make with it. Gotta love a bargain!!!!

So, if this was not enough we also were asked to make a tote/ card holder box and here is what I came up with

Tote/ card box

Paper: Base Blue cardstock from my stash coordinating with the LYB Designer Paper, PTI white

Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink Faded Jeans, VersaMark

Stamps: Australian Daisy in all 3 sizes for dimension, Flourishing Ivy which is also a new release

Accessories: Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch, Heidi Swapp tiny buttons, white Stampendeous embossing powder, decorative pewter brads from Joann's, Nesties small scalloped ovals , white grosgrain ribbon, handmade stickpin, Crop-a-dile , magnetic closure

That is it!!!! Pretty simple and guess what? We even have a template for you. Yep, Betsy came up with this template and it is as easy as can get.

Tote Template

Tote-Card holder Template by Betsy Griffin
cut 9 x 12 cardstock of choice
on the short side:
score: 1", 5 3/4", 1"
on the long side:
score: 1", 4 1/2", 1" 4 1/2"
Assemble as desired.

If you hop on over to the other ladies of the DT you'll see how versatile the Australian Daisy stamp sheet is as we all used it on our tote.

That is it for me today. Thanks for stopping by and make sure that you secure your chance of winning those 2 FREE stamp sheets which include the new release sets!!!!!! Please make sure you'll leave me an e-mail address so in case you do win I can contact you ;P.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Whoot, whoot......

today is the day it ALL happens!!!! Boy oh boy do we have some cool stuff for you all in store over at ISC. All right, all right, I know I have been talking about the Blog Hop. Well, all you have to do is leave a nice comment on my blog and you are already on your way to win 2 FREE, did I just say that? YEP, 2 FREE stamp sheets. If you know about ISC you know that Betsy puts quite a few stamps on one sheet and you won't be disappointed!!!!! You can even choose 2 of the brand new only released today stamp sheets. HOW ABOUT THAT???????? The Blog Hop is really in no particular order, you just have to make sure you hit all of us ;P;P. So if you start on my blog all you have to do is click on Joanne's link and it will take you there. How easy is that? The Blog Hop is from today Monday the 13th 9:00 AM EST and will end on Wednesday the 15th at Midnight EST. Since we probably get lots of hits, you'll understand that we will not be announcing the winner right away at midnight, we preserve the right to do it the right way and give everyone a chance to catch up and choose a winner on Friday via We will post the winner over the weekend all right? So if and when you win I will have to e-mail you so PLEASE add your e-mail in the comment so I know how to get in touch with you. Did I mention that we, and that includes ALL of the "Creative Architects at ISC" will choose one lucky winner so you'll even have a better chance of winning!!! How about that? So join us for this Blog Hop and take your chance of winning 2 FREE stamp sheets of your choice.

But wait!!!!!!!!! This is not all. In honor of Innovative Stamp Creations 6th Anniversary/Birthday you will receive a discount of 15 % off of your entire order placed between 13. July 2009 and 31. July 2009.

How is that for a treat? I tell ya, we are all pretty excited about this and we are sure that you will love these really cool new stamp sheet that we have for you today

Flourishing Ivy
Australian Daisy

We have been given you a few sneak peeks already and we hope that you enjoyed some if not all of them. I have a card for you all as well, so I hope it will make your decision a little easier.


Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle available at ISC

SU Buckaroo Blue for the flowers

Ink: Chalk Box Prussian Blue, Charcoal, Blue Iris, Versa Mark white embossing powder

Stamp: Australian Daisy which includes all of the used stamps faux ribbon, Happy for you, small Australian Daisy and much more.

What you all think, am I getting you interested? :D:D:D:D

I have another one for you ;P, yep I am getting pretty excited and for this one I used another one of the new releases and it is called Serenity


Paper: PTI white, LYB (Little Yellow Bicycle) blue

Stamps: ISC Serenity

Ink: VersaFine Black Onyx, Chalk Box Prussian for the distressing of the main image

Accessories: Twine String, small shell chips (I bought those in Japan but I am sure there is something similar in the jewelry section of some of the craft stores) Fiskars Threading Waters Edge Punch, Sakura Gel Pen (used it on the waves and it gives it such a cool realistic look, it is very hard to photograph though, sorry) the Image was colored with my Pebbles Inc. pearlescent chalks.

So, what do you think? Did I run you guys over with all of these cool news? That was not my intention we are very excited about the Anniversary/Birthday and wanted to share some of this excitement with you all so hop on over to Joanne's blog and leave her some love and keep on hopping. Those 2 free stamp sheets could be yours, you never know. But, you'll have to leave me so love first,LOL LOL!!!!!!

Love you all,

Friday, July 10, 2009

WOW, that makes three posts.....

in one day!!!! Can you believe this? Sorry, but I just had to post this right away as I am very excited that I received this, I am doing a happy dance :D:D:D:D

Look what Grace has awarded me with

I feel so very honored, THANK YOU, Grace!!!!! I love Grace's blog and she is such a talented lady and most of all, she is a fellow Christian. I tell you, GOD is so good.

All right I have to forward this award under some conditions so here they are

# 1 By accepting this award you acknowledge that the giver LIKES YOUR STYLE

#2 You agree to post this proudly on your site and include a post linking back to the giver

#3 And because there are so many blogs out there that you like their style you will share

this award with them...however many that might be........

this is not going to be that hard for me as I am inspired by many talented ladies out there :D

Here are a few:




Makiko san





If you have a minute go on check these ladies out. They are super talented !!!!

Thanks again, Grace, you are the BEST!!!!


Look at what I received in the mail today...

can you believe that I was super surprised when I opened my front door and found a package sitting right next to it?

I received a jar of homemade jam from Charlene a fellow blogger and the most adorable card along with it. I have been admiring Charlene's creations for a little while and find so many yummy recipes besides the most adorable cards ever on her blog. Charlene did not hesitate and sent me a jar of this yummy triple berry jam after I had left a comment. Little did I know that when she had posted an all decorated little jam jar and the cutest little card with it, that I would be the oh so very blessed recipient of it :D:D:D:D. Have a look at this fun little gift set

Triple Berry Jam RAK

Isn't this the coolest?

All right, I am calming down a bit here and have another little something for you.

Look and see what my now 8 y.o. daughter Naomi made yesterday. She made Birthday cards for her little friends from church, they are twins and are coming over for the day tomorrow. She is all worried that the twins will not like her cards. I'd be ever so grateful if you could leave a comment for her to boost her ego a bit. She is so very sensitive, but I am sure that some of you Mom's out there with girls that age can relate in some way or another :D:D.

Since both cards are the same we only posted one as the other is identical :D.

Well, off to get some more chores done.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you all later.


Woohoo, it is Friday......

and guess what? I have another little sneak peek for you all from the ISC new stamp release that will take place on Monday the 13th!!!!! I tell ya, this month you will be speechless in every sense of the word. I have decided that today I will show you one of the cards that I made with a sheet which is called "Australian Daisy" and there are so very many ways to add color to this wonderful stamp.

Australian Daisy "Special Friend"

Paper: PTI white, moss colored cs from my stash
Stamp: ISC Australian Daisy and Flourishing Ivy
Ink: SU Mellow Moss, Ranger Distress Ink in Mahogany
Markers in yellow and orange for the flower center
Accessories: Dew Drop from the Hyacinth Mix, dimensionals, Heidi Swapp butterfly ghost shape which I colored with Alcohol Inks in Currant, purple and pearl

The flowers were stamped on white PTI cs which I then cut out 6 ti mes and layered them using dimensionals . To make the BG a little more interesting I first stamped a flourishing ivy stamp (which will also be available on Monday at ISC ;D)on white cs in SU Mellow Moss.
The oval is not done with a punch it is an oval stamp that is included in the Australian Daisy stamp sheet as well as the sentiment. I simply stamped it on white cs in SU Mellow Moss cut it out and distressed it using the Tim Holtz distressing tool and some Ranger distress ink Mahogany .
So, what you all think? Did I get you interested in this set? Well, remember that we are having a fun Blog Hop starting on Monday and we will have more info for you then, but there is a chance that you could win this set, so make sure you come back over the weekend and for sure on Monday for a chance to win this or any of the other fabulous stamps that are available at ISC.

I've gotta run for today, got a house full of girls tomorrow, but it should be fun as they get to hang out and create and just have fun.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, make sure you also check out the other gals creations, you can easily reach them by clicking on the links on my sidebar.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Thursday.....

friends!!!! I am so very sorry for not posting in over one week, but the funny weather that we have been having here in AZ is not helping those migraine headache attacks I get. Sorry about that and please keep me in your prayers. Thanks!!!!

All right, that was the personal stuff, on to some fun news. Today I am happy to show you a sneak peek of one of the super cool new stamp sheets that Innovative Stamp Creations (ISC)
is going to release on Monday. Since it is the middle of summer Betsy, the owner of ISC has chosen a real fun and absolutely calming beach scene. It is called "Picturesque" and is absolutely gorgeous. I had a little of a hard time with it at first as I STILL don't have any decent markers but I made it work (at least I think so, so if you have a chance let me know what you think, all right?). We were given some DP by Little Yellow Bicycle and had to work with it so I've tried to incorporate as much of it as possible so why don't you see for yourself

Enjoy the stillness......


Paper: Base SU Buckaroo Blue all other papers used are Designer Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle LYP)

Stamp: ISC Picturesque (available on Monday!!!!))

Ink: Memento Cocoa for the sentiment, water based markers in shades of blue, green, yellow and brown for the coloring in of the stamp.

Accessories: LYP Buckle which I changed from yellow to the orange by using Tim Holtz Alcohol inks in orange and caramel, white mini brads, tiny blue buttons and flower shapes ghost shape by Heidi Swapp. (the flower shape ghost shape looked like a starfish of sort so I changed the color to more of a orange/brown, dimensionals, glue dots, Sakura glaze pen for giving the waves a little more real feel (sorry but the glaze pen does not photograph very well).

Did I get you interested in this wonderful set? Well, you just have to wait until Monday to buy it or better yet, in honor of Innovative Stamp Creations 6th Birthday we are having something fun planned for you, check this out

So, starting on Monday the 13th until Wednesday the 15th you have the chance on winning 2 FREE, yep, you've heard right. That is 2 free stamp sheet by ISC. Come on back on Monday to find out more and what you'll have to do to win.

That is it for the sneak peeking today. Make sure you'll go on and check out the other ISC Creative Architects, which are listed on my sidebar. It will blow off your socks!!! Let me tell you those girls have rocked this one.

Thanks so very much for stopping by, I have noticed that a few of you are giving up on me, which is sad to see for me, but I will keep on posting.