Saturday, February 28, 2009

Say Ahhh....**Riley Sneak Peek**

So is everyone loving the weekend sneak peeks?? My poor blog is usually neglected on the weekends :( - so I know it has to be enjoying all these posts - LOL!! I've got a peek at one of the 2 new Rileys to share with you this afternoon - it's Spa Riley!!! (Or Sophie - probably the better bet - seeing how she's wrapped in a pink towel waiting for her pedicure - hee hee...) This Riley is PERFECT for those little relaxation gifts you know we love to give teachers, mothers, etc. - all those women in our lives who work so hard and need a bit of pampering. I made one of Christina Fischer's Hanging Treat Boxes - you can view the tutorial here - I will definitely be making more of these - what a quick and easy gift project that gives such awesome results!! I hung my finished treat box on a bottle of bubble bath and then filled it with assorted herbal teas - perfect for a relaxing evening!! I colored my Riley in with Copics and then used hot pink Stampendous Fun Flock on his towel - here is a close-up of the fuzziness...

The designer paper is from the My Mind's Eye "Just Dreamy" stack and the flowers are Primas. I used my new wavy edge EK Success border punch on the panels at the bottom and my sentiment was done with Doodlebug mini rub-ons. Thanks so much for stopping by this weekend - I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday!! Don't forget about the big release party on Monday night from 9-11 PM - Kristi and Vicki have lots of fun prizes planned - and you know we always have some awesome challenges in store for you too - see you there!!!!

Hanna ROCKS!! **Hanna Sneak Peeks**

Hope you all are having a wonderful start to your weekend!! I've got some rockin' Hanna cards to share with you today - check out Rock Star Hanna - OMG - I LOVE her!!!!!!!!!! I stamped the main Hanna image from this new set along with the microphone image to create this scene of Hanna rockin' out - I colored the image in with Copics and I pieced her bling-y tank top on with a piece of red cardstock that I heat embossed with red embossing tinsel. The strip of patterned paper is from the DCWV Rock Star stack (of course) and the sentiment is from the previously released "Things Hanna Would Say" set and perfect for this wild Hanna!!

And here's another fun card I did with the accessory stamps in the set - the guitar pick image (which has been covered in Glossy Accents and cut out) and the music notes and treble clef images that were stamped on the pink part of the guitar are all from this new Hanna Rock Star set. I made the guitar card using my Cricut and Design Studio - for my fellow Cricut fans - the guitar is from the "Indie Art" cart and cut at 4 1/2 in. I strung some wire (20 gauge) on my guitar for the guitar strings. I used the same sentiment as the card above and added some ribbon to accent.

Rock Star Hanna - along with 2 other Hanna sets and 2 new Rileys - will be released after the release party on Monday night - the party is from 9-11 PM EST on the Hanna form at SCS - hope to see you there!! For more eye candy - check out the other Hanna design team blogs and the fabulous blogs of our March guest designers - Jennifer Buck and Silke K!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Wee Hanna **Hanna Sneak Peeks**

Happy Friday!!! YAY!!! It's sneak peek time again!! If you aren't aware of the changes - the new Hanna Stamps March sets will be released this coming Monday - March 2nd. You can find sneak peeks on all the design team blogs starting today and the first set I am gonna showcase for you is one of the 2 new Paper Dolls sets being released - this little sweetie is called "Wee Hanna" - and just look our little Hanna - she can be anything she wants to be!! This precious new Hanna comes with 4 different outfits and accessories that you can dress her up in - how fun is that!? For this first card - I dressed her in her cheer outfit for a fun little card - I used some paper from the DCWV Grade School stack and punched the edge with the EK Sucess Binder Edge punch. I added some little craft pom-poms for some cute accents.

Here is our little Hanna all ready to go scuba diving!! I LOVE this outfit - look at the little mask you can put on her!! It's just like playing paper dolls when we were kids!! The paper on this one is from the My Mind's Eye "Just Dreamy" stack - I die cut a star to go behind my image and then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Bubbles folder. I stamped a couple of fish on my red strip of cardstock and heat embossed them with red embossing tinsel for some sparkle. I accented with some ribbon and added a SU! sentiment.

And check out Hanna the Pirate - isn't she ADORABLE!? She was SO much fun to color!! I paired her up with some old Sandylion Pirate paper I had in my stash. I added the little map from the previously released Hanna Stamps Pirate set for an accent. The waves on the bottom were done with an EK Success border punch. The sentiment is from Stampendous.

This new "Wee Hanna" paper dolls set will be released along with 2 other Hanna sets and 2 new Rileys this Monday, March 2nd - we will be having a release party over on SCS from 9-11 PM that night - hope to see you there!! Sneak peeks will continue all weekend on our blogs and in the SCS gallery and for more eye candy - check out the blogs of our fabulous guest designers - Jennifer Buck and Silke K!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blog Star

Happy Thursday!! So did you watch American Idol last night???? Hee know - I was REALLY trying to kick the Idol habit this year but all it took was a little Idol chit-chat from my MFT Sistahs and before I know it - I'm sucked right back in - LOL!! And can I just say Nick/Norman is a man after my own Idol heart - from the moment he shouted "Doogie" to Neil Patrick Harris in the audience last night - well - I'm smitten - not sure there's an Idol future for Nick (although I think I hear SNL calling) - but I love that he stayed true to himself and stuck it to Idol - you go, Nick!! I'm pulling for you!!! LMBO!! Anywho - I did manage to get a card done for today's MFT sketch challenge - you should really go check it out here - Frances has given us an awesome sketch to work with this week!! I flipped my sketch to fit my "Digital Girl" image - colored her in with Copics and paper pieced her dress with some MFT Houndstooth Digi Paper - I did print my paper at a small size again to scale down the pattern for my image size. The grid paper is from the DCWV Grade School stack - I punched the edge with my new Binder Edge punch from EKSucess (LOVIN' these new punches - BTW). I made my bling-y star by first die cutting a star from red cardstock - then I heat embossed it with red embossing tinsel. I added some ribbon and star brads to accent. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

Click your heels together three times and say it with me "There's no place like home..." - hee hee...I just love "The Wizard of Oz" and for some reason (don't ask me why) - this little shoe image from the Hanna Stamps "In Vogue" set reminds me of the ruby slippers - LOL!! So when I saw the sketch challenge this morning over on SCS - I thought those little shoes would fit perfect in those little squares! I had very limited time to stamp before getting the kiddos to school this morning - so I ended up making this fun and simple card for today's sketch challenge - you can view the challenge here. I just love this sketch - it's just perfect for inchie art!! I stamped and colored my "ruby slippers" with Copics - added a touch of red Stickles to the little jewel on them and accented them with a white gel pen to make them appear shiny. And then sticking with my Dorothy/Wizard of Oz theme for this card - I dug some blue gingham paper out of my stash for a similiar pattern that's on Dorothy's dress - again - did I mention I was a stickler for details? LMBO!! The sentiment is computer generated and I added a few red Hero Arts gemstones to accent my card. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their week!! I've been busy busy working on peeks for the upcoming Hanna release - Kristi has moved the Hanna releases to the first Monday of each month - so the March sets will be released this coming Monday - March 2nd - and sneak peeks will start this Friday - YAY!!! I can't wait to show you all the new fabulous sets! But first - I am still having fun with the sets from the February release. I thought I'd share this quick but fun bowling ball card I made this morning. I made the base of my card using my circle nesties - I chose the largest circle for my bowling ball. I then used a small circle punch to make the circles for the finger holes of the bowling ball. I wanted a glitter-y bowling ball - so I heat embossed my entire card front with red Ranger embossing tinsel - it is SO bling bling-y in real life!! Oh - and I should mention that the base of my card was cut in red cardstock to match the color of my embossing tinsel - just gives a nice even color. All images are from the Hanna Stamps Bowling set - colored in with Copics and accented with a hint of stickles. I LOVE the retro feel of this bowling set - which is why I wanted to give my images sort of a black and white feel. I can't wait until our next bowling birthday party - I know I'll be reaching for this set!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Moose You

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to your weekend!! Today is a good day to be stamping here in Indiana - it's "slushing" outside - a gross mix of snow and rain - so I am curled up in my studio stamping and longing for warmer Spring days! I am playing catch up on some challenges today - this is a card I made this morning for yesterday's Hanna Stamps challenge - this week's challenge is to use metal on your card - you can view the challenge here. I used GI Jon Riley for my card - I cut him down on a small rectangle and rounded off the corner to make it look like a dog tag. I did the same with a piece of silver metallic cardstock from the DCWV Metallic Stack. I punched a hole in them and then added a piece of metal ball chain to finish off the dog tag look. The American flag was pieced together with 2 pieces of patterned paper from an old DCWV Summer Stack from JoAnn's. I added a sentiment from the "Things Riley Would Say" set and a few metal star brads. Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you'll pop over to the Hanna forum over on SCS and play with us this week!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

You're Busted!

Happy Thursday!! Hope everyone has been having a wonderful week! I have to apologize for my posts being a bit spotty this past week or so - I ended up sick and at the Dr. on Friday (all better now) and then I spent a couple of days preparing for the release and my tutorial yesterday - but I felt like I had a bit of mojo back this morning and now I've got all sorts of ideas swirling around in my brain - LOL!! So I put that creative energy to use this morning for a combination of today's SCS Ways to Use It challenge and the Hanna Stamps New Set Release challenge - today's Ways to Use it challenge is to use stripes and the new set release challenge is to make a black and white card using the new Hanna Stamps "Busted" set - and white - stripes - a prison guard image - all just sort of fell together in this card - LOL!! Seriously - I read today's stripes challenge - that Johnny Cash song got stuck in my head and I immediately reached for my "Busted" set - hee mind is a bit warped sometimes! I stamped my image and then cut it out with my circle nesties - I colored it with Copics. I did my black and white prison stripes by piecing 1/2 in. black cardstock stripes onto a piece of white cardstock. And because I am a bit of a stickler for details - that is not a random prison number. It's my tribute to my favorite author - the king of horror himself - Stephen King. The number is the main character's prison number from "The Shawshank Redemption" - the BEST film adaptation of a Stephen King novella - EVER. Frank Darabont should really be given the rights to direct all of Stephen King's stories - seriously - "The Green Mile", "The Mist", "The Shawshank Redemption" - some of the best Stephen King films!! OK...OK...I'll get off my movie and book nerd kick - LMBO!! Anywho - I die cut the numbers using my Cricut - they are from the "Plantin Schoolbook" cart - cut at 3/4 in. I added some black brads to accent the turned square behind the image. The sentiment is computer generated. And don't forget - there is still time to play in the Hanna Stamps new set challenge - you could win 2 Hanna sets of your choice - WOW!!! Hanna Stamps is also having a fabulous sale - 25% off a ton of products including some stamps!!!! Be sure to check it out!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Let's 'Twist' Again!! - MFT Blog Hop

So do you feel "Twisted" yet?? BWA HA HA!! I hope you're enjoying our "Twisted" Blog Hop!! If you have just happened onto my blog - pop back over to Kim's blog and you can start the twisted-ness from there! I am LOVING the new "Twisted 2" sentiment set - the sentiments are SO funny - but definitely not for the faint of heart!! This set along with 2 new 6 X 6 patterned paper paks (based on the Stephanie Fizer Spring and Summer digi paper line) is being released today by MFT. I've got a couple of twisted goodies for you to check out before you continue on the hop - this first one is a fun little card I created using one of the new Twisted 2 sentiments and the "Call Me" set - I created a blinged-out cell phone!! I started with a 3.25 in. X 11 in. piece of cardstock and folded it in half for the base of my card and rounded out the corners. I cut a window at the top of the front of my card using a rectangle nestie. I the used the image (colored with Copics) as my "picture" on my screen. I cut some small rectangles for my number keys and used some mini rub-ons for the numbers. I added some bling around my "screen" and an antenna with a strip of paper and a circle punch. And check out this second card I made - this features another sentiment from the set as well as some of the new papers releasing today...hee hee..

Hey - get your mind out of the gutter - I just meant that her doggies have style - LMBO!!! Ok Ok - I know what I REALLY meant - *wink* *wink* - this is a TWISTED blog hop after all - MWA HA HA!!! I used the "Gone to the Dogs" (LOVE LOVE LOVE this set, btw) with one of the new sentiments and a piece of patterned paper from the 6X6 Summer paper pak - this paper is fabulous - it has a really nice weight to it and the colors are awesome!! I created the dog collar at the bottom with a string of embossed paper, Sizzix buckle die (embossed with silver EP), and some silver stud stickers. I stamped the sentiment on the bone image from the MFT "Friends Forever" set - cut it out and distressed it. My image is colored with Copics (as usual ;) ) - which happen to be the Weekly Spotlight this week at MFT - check my sidebar for the awesome Spotlight Savings deal!! There may also be a cool Copic tutorial for you to check out over on the MFT forum for today's HTDT? *hint* *hint* - so after you finish oogling all the eye candy on today's blog hop - pop over to the MFT forum on SCS for all the What's Up Wednesday? fun!! Thanks so much for stopping by - your next stop on today's "Twisted" hop is the fabulous Susan - enjoy!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Colonel Mustard...In the Conservatory...

...with the lead pipe - LOL!! I used to LOVE to play the game "Clue" when I was growing up - I was such a sucker for mystery stories - anywho - why am I talking about the game "Clue'? Hee hee...this maid set combined with this paper reminds me of that board game - I've been wanting to do a card that had sort of a vintage feeling to it with this set and I finally found that perfect paper to pair up with it!! I really wanted to showcase this gorgeous paper - it's from a paper stack by a company called Stemma - it was given to me by a uber-sweet co-worker of my hubby's - she had a few stacks of this paper and thought she would see if I would like to have it before she threw it out (all the gals at my DH's work know that I love papercrafting) - so anyway - when he brought the paper home - I absolutely fell in love with it - they really are gorgeous stacks - so thank you SO much, Dina!!! ;) So I knew I wanted to use this stamp with these papers and when I saw Frances' MFT sketch for today - well - it just all fell into place!! You can view Frances' fabulous sketch here - I hope you'll pop on over and play - remember each week - one sketch challenge participant is chosen to receive a $5 gift certificate to the MFT store - and really - who couldn't use more MFT stamps??? Hee hee...thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Hey Buckaroo!

Happy Thursday!! OK - before I get into the deets on this card - I want you to know that no one in my household is walking around missing a pocket on their jeans - LOL!! This card is for today's Ways to Use It Challenge over on SCS - you can view the challenge here - today's challenge is ways to use fabric. I had grand plans to piece a fabulous pair of fabric pants onto one of my Hannas - but the thought of cutting up one of my favorite shirts for the sake of creativity -well - I reached for an old pair of my DS's jeans instead - LOL!! We recently cleaned out closets - and while we do donate most everything that my kids outgrow - there are a few things that have stains and holes in places you can't really explain - so those get thrown out - and if you have boys - you know what I mean - LMBO!! So how about salvaging the pockets from those jeans you're gonna throw out to make scrapbook or card embellies?? - you could tuck some journaling in there on a scrapbook page or a gift card on a card - the possiblities are endless. For this card - I just cut around the pocket to get it off the jeans and then adhered it to my card with glue dots. I went with a western feel to my card to match the denim - I colored and cut out Horseshoe Riley from Hanna Stamps and stamped a Cat's Pajamas senitment on my die cut stars. I did some distressing on the tan cardstock pieces with Cat's Eye Chesnut Roan ink. I added some hemp twine to some of the stars and a couple of star brads to the pocket. I did some machine stiching and edge distressing to the background cardstock as well. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sweet Little Valentine Cupcake Cards

Happy Tuesday!!! Oh boy - I am extra excited today - you know I've been complaining about the super frigid temps we've been having here in central Indiana - and today - it's a beautiful balm-y almost 60 degrees!!! YAY!! Hee hee...I just don't do well with the cold - I'm a wimp - LOL!! So I am gonna share a quick post with you guys today and then I'm heading outside with the little one before the weather turns on us again (gotta love Indiana ;) ). I am finishing up my valentines this week - getting ready for all the school parties and for my kiddos and hubby on Sat. These sweet little cupcake Flopsey cards are for my sons' teachers. We have been blessed with wonderful teachers again this year - so I wanted to make some special cards for the boys to give to them. I had to make 3 of these - one for my oldest DS's 1st grade teacher and 2 for my youngest's preschool teachers. I started my doing my stamping - I used the MFT Cupcake Flopsey set - colored him with Copics and then cut him out and added a Rain Dot heart to the tops of the cupcakes. The sentiment is from this set as well. I used my Cricut and Design Studio software for my card base - I welded two 5 inch cupcake shadows from Doodlecharms together - I did have to flip one before I welded them to get the cupcake shadows to line up. I cut out the rest of my cupcake pieces just regular - without using Design Studio. I embossed the white frosting with the Cuttlebug Swirls folder. I added some lines to my cupcake wrappers with my Scor-Pal and then stamped some hearts onto my pink candles. To bling up my cupcakes - I added some pink gemstones for "sprinkles" and some crystal Stickles to the flames.

I also wanted to thank all of my wonderful blog readers - during release week last week - I hit 25,000 hits on my baby blog!! Hee hee...considering I have been blogging less than a year and am fairly new to the stamping world - I was pretty excited!! I hope you enjoy coming here as much as I enjoy blogging. I was gonna do some blog candy at 25,000 hits - but since it came during release weeek - I am gonna do some blog candy at 30,000 hits - so be on the look at for that and thanks SO much for stopping by and all of your support - you all make blogging a blast!!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Oh so chic...**Hanna Sneak Peek**

Happy Thursday!! So are you having fun with all these releases this week!? I hope you've enjoyed all the peeks I've been sharing this week - I had a blast making them all!! I've got a couple to share with you today - this first one is of the new "In Vogue" set by Hanna Stamps - omgosh - she is tres chic!!! I knew I had to find some stylin' paper to go with her - so I chose a couple of patterns from the My Mind's Eye out and about stack - the colors in it are perfect for her! This card is for today's Ways to Use it challenge over on SCS - you can view today's challenge here. Today's challenge is ways to layer embellies - so I layered up my flowers for this card. I love layering flowers - I think it really jazzes them up and it's also a good way to get thru all those lovely bottles of flowers we have lying around so we can buy more, right!? HA HA!! Anywho - I love mixing up my flowers too - so I chose a couple of felt flowers from American Crafts and layered them with a Prima hydrangea. I added a Hero Arts green gemstone for their centers. To create the scene on my card - I first stamped Hanna - masked her - then stamped the storefront window behind her - I cut the scene down using one of my circle nesties to make it look like she's walking away from the store - you think she bought one of those adorable dresses in the window?? LOL!! The sentiment on this card is from the previously released "Things Hanna Would Say" set.

I've got one more to share with you for now - check out this sweet Riley!! He's called good luck Riley - he's my 7 year old DS's new favorite Riley - he's been asking when I am gonna make a card for him with it - so here it is finally! ;) My son just got a speaking part in the elementary school's spring musical in March (he is SO excited about it!!) - so I am gonna tuck this card away to give to him that night. I stamped Riley - colored him in with Copics and cut him out with my circle nesties. To make the four leaf clover - I cut 4 hearts with my nesties and then just arranged them to make a clover! The sentiment was done with Doodlebug Simply Sweet rub-on letters and the gold shiny cardstock is from the DCWV Metallic Stack. Thanks so much for stopping by - all of these fabulous new sets along with both new Rileys will be releaesed tonight after the Hanna Stamps Release Party over on SCS - it's in the Hanna forum from 9-11 PM - it's always SO much fun - challenges, chatting, prizes - hope to see you there!!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Need to Refresh?? **MFT HOP AROUND THE BLOCK**

Welcome to another fabulous MFT Hop Around the Block!! If you've just happened across my blog and want to go back to the beginning of the blog hop - then hop back over to Kim's blog and start from there. If you are a regular blog reader here - you know how much I LOVE the previously released "Who's That E-girl?" set from MFT - well - I am even more excited about this fabulous new Who's That Girl? set - check out "Digital Girl" - our E-girl has gone from lounging on her couch to sitting at her desk working hard!! Isn't she fab!? She's a sequel to "Who's That E-girl?" and a definite must have - the sentiments that come with her can be interchanged with the sentiments from "Who's That E-girl?" - pretty cool, huh?? Just think of all the ways you can mix and match them! I am dedicating my card for today's hop to all my SCS Release Party friends - we all know that during a release party our best friend is the "F5" key - hee hee...gotta keep "refreshing" to keep up with all the chatter! I made the base of my card a giant "F5" key - it's a 4.25 in. square base. The "F5" letters are die cut. I also used some metallic paper from the DCWV Metallic stack for the card and the punched flowers. My image was colored in with Copics and her dress was paper pieced with paper from the MFT Houndstooth Digi Paper pak - I printed it in a 5 X 7 size so that they pattern was scaled down for my image - another great thing about the digi paper!! I even pieced on a black belt for her dress - hee hee...I was tempted to add more to this card - but just love the "sleekness" of it and decided to leave it as is - I hope you like it too!! For more fabulous MFT eye candy - continue your "Hop Around the Block" at Christina's blog - enjoy!!! And as always...

My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, Februray 4th from 9-10 p.m. EST. This month there are THREE new sets being released including a Who's that Girl set that is GOING DIGITAL!

Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

You're Busted!! **Hanna Sneak Peeks**


You're busted!! Hee hee...I am just lovin' the new Hanna Stamps "Busted" set being released this Thursday night after the release party over on SCS. Isn't she simply fabulous!? That skirt!! Those boots!! For this card - I stamped the main Hanna image from the set - then masked her and stamped the "Lock-Up" image behind her and drew in some extra jail cell bars around her with a Copic multiliner pen. The image was colored in with Copics. I made some more jail cell bars for my card by using strips of paper from the DCWV Metallic Stack and silver brads. The sentiment is from this set as well...and want a completely different look with this set?? Check out this sweet creation made with the same set...

I made this card with the 2 donut images that come in the "Busted" set. One of my favorite things about the Hanna sets are all those cool "extra" images that come in the sets - they can really make all your Hanna sets extra-versatile! I stamped my donuts (which - btw - look like my fave Dunkin' Donuts) - cut them out using circle nesties and then colored them in with Copics. The pink panel was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. The decorative border on the bottom of the card was made using the Martha Stewart Lace Doily edge punch. I added some ribbon and a sentiment from a Studio G clear $1 stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by - if you want some more Hanna eye candy - pop on over to our guest designer's blog - the fabulous Jacqui Lines - sister of our own Stampin' Di!! Here's a link to her blog. I hope to see you all at the Hanna Stamps release party - this Thursday night - 9-11 PM EST - there's gonna be fun challenges, prizes, chatting - it's always SO much fun - hope to "see" you there!!!

What's Up, Hot Stuff? **BLING BET BOUNCE**

So are you having fun bouncing?? LOL!! If you've bounced over here from Cammie's blog - then Welcome!! If you've just happened onto my blog - well - you're still welcome to stay ;) - hee hee...but if you want to start at the beginning of the MFT Bling 'Bet Bounce - then hop back over to Kim's blog and you can start the bouncing from there! You are gonna be over the moon for the new Bling 'Bet (if you're not already) by the time you've seen all the fabulous things you can do with this new alphabet from MFT - I've been having an absolute blast with it - yesterday I shared a card where I had blinged up those little white holes in the letters with some gemstones and the card I have for you today is a completely different way to bling up your letters!!

For this card - I bling'ed my actually letters instead of the holes! Here's a close-up of the letters so you can see how much they shine!
This was so easy to do and gives such a neat result! I started by stamping each of my Bling 'Bet letters with Versamark ink. I then poured red Ranger Embossing Tinsel on them and then heat embossed each letter! And boom - instant bling!! I left the holes open because I really think it makes those letters POP! What a cool look, huh?? If you don't have embossing tinsel - you could also stamp your letters using a glue pad and then sprinkle some good ol' fashioned loose glitter for them for a similiar look. And the few ideas you have seen so far on the Bling 'Bet Bounce are just the tip of the iceberg!! Seriously - wait until you see what the rest of the team have in store for you - so go ahead - keep bouncing - your next stop is the uber-talented and fabulous Cindy's blog - enjoy the bounce and don't forget...

My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, Februray 4th from 9-10 p.m. EST. This month there are THREE new sets being released including a Who's that Girl set that is GOING DIGITAL!

Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Let's Bowl! *Hanna Sneak Peeks*

I promised you more sneak peeks today and here they are - check out Bowling Hanna!!!! OMG - she is DA BOMB!! I love love LOVE the retro feel of this set - so I wanted to make cards with a retro feel to them - when I think like 60's retro - I think funky shapes and bright, bold, striking (no pun intended - hee hee) colors. I think I almost used every image from the new bowling stamps on my 2 cards as well! For this first card - I stamped the main Hanna image from the set and colored her in with Copics - I added a dab of Stickles to the heart on her fab bowling bag. I used some of the extra stamps in the set to stamp the background on the orange panel - the bowling sign in the upper left hand corner is from the set as well - I added some Stickles to that as well after I colored it to make it look like it was all lit up!

Now this second card has kind of a funny story to it - you see - last January we had a bowling party for my oldest son's 6th birthday and I wanted to make the invitations myself - well - let me tell ya - I looked EVERYWHERE for cool bowling stamps and I couldn't find any!! So I did manage to get some invites together - but had I had this Hanna set last year - I would have went to town on the b-day party stationary and probably created an invitation that looked something like this second card here. ;) I stamped my background on again - and created a bowling "lane" in the middle of my card by putting some decorative score lines down it with my Scor-Pal. The main image in the circle is from this set as well - I colored it in with Copics and then cut out the bowling bowl and popped it up with pop dots to give it some dimension.
Thanks SO much for indulging me today - I know I've kinda thrown a lot at ya today ;) - I will tell you though that there is something SUPER exciting in the works for tomorrow - so be sure to swing back by! Don't forget about the Hanna Stamps Release party over on SCS on Thursday night either - it's from 9-11 PM EST (the new Hannas and Rileys will be released after the party) - it's guaranteed to be an absolute blast!!!!

You're A Rock Star! *MFT Sneak Peek*

Talk about bling!!! Here's an MFTeaser of the new "Bling 'Bet" set being released by My Favorite Things this Thursday night - you guys are gonna LOVE this alphabet - it's the first of it's kind - the letters have open holes on them where you can perfectly place 4MM crystals or gemstones into them and really bling your letters up!! For the letters on my pocket card - I stamped them in black and then added some sticky-backed gemstones from Hobby Lobby to them. This is just like a normal pocket card - I just added some decorative edging to the flap of the pocket with the Martha Stewart Zig Zag punch. I added a star die cut insted of a pull tab to lift the insert out of the pocket card. The words "You're a ROCK" came from one of the sentiments out of the previously released BC Dzyns "Hey Chica" set. The paper is from the DCWV Rock Star stack (of course) - hee hee...this card really is SO shiny in real life - not only are the letters blinged out - but the stars were die cut from shiny silver paper from the DCWV Metallic Stack. And let me tell you - there is SO much more you can do with this alphabet - but....hmm...I think that may be a story for another day - hee hee...*wink* *wink*

And as always...My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, Februray 4th from 9-10 p.m. EST. This month there are THREE new sets being released including a Who's that Girl set that is GOING DIGITAL!Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night!!

Celebrate Freedom **Riley Sneak Peek**

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you're all geared up for another week of FABULOUS releases!! I'm gonna kick off the sneak peeks on my blog with a peek one of the 2 brand new Rileys being released this Thursday night by Hanna Stamps - isn't he awesome!? This is my card for last Friday's Hanna Stamps challenge - Ilina gave us a really cool sketch - you can check it out here. The sketch turned out perfect for my stars and stripes patterened paper!! The paper is from last summer's Die Cuts with a View Summer stack. I colored my Riley in with Copics and used my Copic multiliner pen to make some dots to look like he was standing in some sand. The sentiment is from the Stampendous "Freedom Cupcakes" set from last July and just perfect for our G.I. Riley! The stars are punched and accented with a small gemstone.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope to see you all at the Hanna Stamps Release Party this Thursday night from 9-11 PM EST - we have fun challenges lined up for you and you know how Kristi and Vicki love their giveaway questions - LOL!! Be sure to stop by the other Hanna Stamps Design Team members' blogs for more peeks and I'll have some more for you later today too! ;)