Friday, October 30, 2009

Artful INKables Blog Hop - Retro Style

Welcome to the Artful INkables Retro Blog Hop. If you arrived here from the Artful INKables main Blog then your in the right place! Today I want to share a card and sachet pillow I made using an Artful INKables stamp set from last season called "Paper Snowflakes." I cut out the sachet pillow using my scallop square nestibilities, then I sewed a few beads on it for some added texture. On my card I used the rock and roll technique using blue and purple colored inks, then I added a little sparkle with my glitter pen.

I hope you enjoy the Retro Blog Hop and make sure you visit all the blogs on the hop and leave comments for a chance to win an Artful INKables stamp set. Your next stop on the hop is Jackie.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I finally broke out my new Poinsettia nestibilities, and I had the best excuse to do so! The "Just us Girls" challenge! This is my 2nd week participating and let me tell you, I love their challenge Blog, so much inspriration! You can find their Blog ---->HERE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunny Farm Breakfast Casserole


Well the cold weather finally made its way to Vegas with a vengance! I was wearing flip flops yesterday and today I had to break out the sweatshirts!

Today I wanted to share a recipe card I made using the "Down on the Farm" stamp set from Artful INKables. I love making recipe cards and this stamp set was perfect for my Breakfast casserole recipe. You can find the wonderful Artful INKables stamps ---> HERE

This is the recipe I make for my family on Christmas morning. It is Delicious! I made some pumpkin Bread yesterday so I guess you could say I'm starting to get into the holiday mood!

Have a great day!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Banner

I recently hosted a Banner swap over at ISC. I love hosting swaps and participating in them. I have been in more than I can count and have made a lot of great friends along the way. This swap was for everyone to pick a letter from "Happy Halloween" and make 14 of that letter. As for this year I put mine on my entry wall with some double stick tape, but when I take it down to save for next year I think I will laminate it and then string it on some ribbon. Didn't it turn out great? I hope everyone who participated will love it as much as I love mine.
Have a great weekend!

Cardinal Bird

I hope you are enjoying good weather in your part of the world, here in Vegas it still feels like summer! I'm so ready for a weather change. Today I wanted to share a card I made using the stamp set "Bird Song" from Artful INKables. This set has one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."
You can find this bird stamp set ---> HERE
Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pretty Spring Bird

Tweet! Tweet!
I am just loving the new October stamp sets from Artful INKables. You can see them -->HERE
I love bird stamps and these are a perfect addition to my collection. I was thinking that these birds could definitley fit into any season, today I'm showing you my spring bird. For my inspiration I used the color challenge from "Just us Girls" -->HERE


Friday, October 16, 2009

My Think Ink Challenge!

I was so excited to become a part of the Artful INKables Design Team, and then it got even better when I found out I was also going to host one of the Bi-weekly challenges on the AI blog. We got to choose what our challenge would be and create an example. I have long admired people who do sketch challenges and love participating in them so I knew that was what I wanted to try. If you would like to participate in my sketch challenge, you can head over to the AI Blog --> Here

You have until Monday, October 26, 2009, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to the AI blog. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, October 27, 2009 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just Chicken in on ya!

Hey y'all! This cute little card was made using "Down on the Farm" which is one of the new stamp sets from Artful INKables. I love this set! So many cute images with sayings that match.
If you haven't checked out the new sets over at AI head on over --> Here

For this card I used the chicken and fence stamp, and colored them in with my watercolor pencils and my blender pen. I put a pop dot under the chicken to give him that 3-D effect and with some twine and the Friday sketch from "Amy R's Friday sketch"---> Here
Yeehaw! A cute little card if I do say so myself.

It's Artful INKables Blog Hop Time!

Welcome to the October AI Blog Hop!

Artful INKables is releasing 2 really cute stamp sets today, a Farm set and a Bird set. Today, I'm showing you a card, I made using the Little Billy Goat from the "Down on the Farm" stamp set. This stamp set has 11 really cute farm stamps with really great sayings to match. Both of these sets are a must have for your holiday wish list.

If you didn't come here from Deborah's Blog then you will want to start at the AI Blog so you don't miss anything along the way. Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and leave a comment on each Blog for a chance to win some free AI stamps!
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far! Your next stop on the Hop is Lisa's Blog.
Until next time,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The future belongs...


I'm feeling sooo much better today, after battling the flu the past week. I thought I would remind everyone that tomorrow is the October Artful INKables Blog Hop! Make sure you join us for some great cards made with the awesome new stamp sets being released and a chance to win some stamps too!

The card above I made awhile back and thought today was a good day to share it. I love this quote and I think the kids on the bike are just perfect to go with it.
Until next time..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Think Ink Tuesday"

Hello, I hope your ready for another Think ink Tuesday challenge from Artful INKables. I'm really excited because it's my host challenge and It's a sketch challenge this time. You can see my sketch and example at the Artful INKables Blog---->HERE
You can join in the challenge for a chance to win some free stamps. You don't have to use AI stamps but if you have them, we would love to see them and if you do use Artful INKable stamps you get to enter in twice.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Tic-Tac Holder

Today I wanted to share something with you that I made to send to my daughter for Halloween. She is away at College, and even though she is older and doesn't trick or treat anymore, I know she will still enjoy a little Halloween treat.
I used the Artful INKables set "Halloween Hauntings" for this project. I used my glitter pen on the ghost and added some gems to the corner to give it some sparkle. You could also use this idea for Sweethearts candy boxes for Valentines Day.
Just a reminder you only have till midnight on Monday the 12th to get your challenge entry in over at the Artful INKables Blog for a chance to win some stamps. The challenge is to use something that sparkles. Remember if you use AI stamps you get to put your name in twice. The next Challenge will start on Tuesday October 13th, and I am going to be the host! Cool eh?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thankful Owls

Aren't these owls just the cutest? They are from Stamping Bella! I made this card for the 5 a month card swap, I am in over at Inspire Swap Chat. This months theme was "Thankful", since I don't really do alot of Thanksgiving cards and, I really wanted to use these little owls so I made them Thankful Owls!

I stamped them twice and then cut one set out individually and popped them up with pop dots. I used watercolor pencils, and sponged all the edges with brown ink. The layout I used was just something that had been floating around in my head. I really like the way it all came together, hopefully everyone in the swap will too!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Show me some sparkle!

It's time for another Think Ink Challenge! This time the challenge is to use something that sparkles, Stickles, Gems, Shimmerz, etc. I made my card with the candycane Beaver stamp from the new holiday set "Treats and Tails" from Artful INKables. I used little rhinestones all around my scallop rectangle and then also put some in a pattern of a swirly by the sentiment, and I used a glitter pen for the candycane.
* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them!**IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mr. Kitty

Hello! Today I wanted to share another Mr. Kitty card with you. This guy comes from the Artful INKables set "Halloween Hauntings." I used my new Martha Stewart spider web edge punch, and sheer olive and black ribbon. I stamped Mr. Kitty using my black versafine ink pad and then I used glitter pens for his eyes, ears and nose.