Sunday, August 30, 2009

The story of the Samoas

Once upon a time, in the land of Two Tumbles, lived a King, his beautiful Queen and two lovely daughters.

Each year, for a short time, the magical Green Fairies would appear throughout the land. The fairies in training, who were dressed in brown until they were old enough to don the magical green, would accompany them. The fairies would bring the most delicious delicacies with them and sell them to the people of the land. Then the people would anxiously await the arrival of the fairies the next year.

The Queen of Two Tumbles was with child and desperately desired one of the Green Fairies’ delicacies named Samoa. The time for the fairies to appear was past and their next visit was not for many months. The King, loving his Queen very much and wanting to please her placed a call throughout the land for anyone who might be able to provide the Queen with the requested delicacy.

There was an Evil Empire in the land that sought to destroy all that was good and honest. This included the Green Fairies. The Evil Empire attempted to do so but creating imitations of some of the Green Fairies’ delicacies that would be available through out the year. The King loved his Queen so dearly he considered visiting the Evil Empire. However, he learned that there were no imitations of the Somoa delicacy sought by the Queen and was saved from entering the darkness.

The King had a sister who had married and become the Duchess of Boy-Z. She heard of his call and put out a call of her own. A friend of the Duchess of Boy-Z, the Lady Red Boots, heard the call. The Lady Red Boots was a defender of justice and prosecutor of evil so knew that she must do what is right. She contacted the Duchess of Boy-Z to tell her she had saved some of the delicacies from the last visit of the Green Fairies including the Samoas requested by the Queen. The Lady Red Boots offered up the Samoas. The only problem was the delicacies were found in Boy-Z not Two Tumbles and needed to be transported to the Queen.

Now, at this time, the Lady Red Boots was accompanied in her fight against wrong by the Lady Valentine. An evil witch named Economy had cursed the Lady Valentine. Economy declared that the Lady Valentine would be separated from her true love, Lord Valentine, and only allowed to see him on the weekends. Having no choice, the Lord and Lady Valentine accepted the curse until they are able to find a way to break it. The Lord Valentine resided in the land of Two Tumbles and so the Lady Valentine traveled every weekend from the land of Boy-Z to the land of Two Tumbles.

Lady Red Boots remembered the curse placed upon Lady Valentine and requested her assistance in transporting the Green Fairies’ Somoa delicacy to the pregnant Queen. Being of pure heart and good nature, the Lady Valentine readily agreed to do so. She took the Somoas from the Lady Red Boots and placed them in her carriage for the trip to Two Tumbles. Upon arrival in Two Tumbles, she went immediately to the King and delivered the much sought after Somoas.

The Queen was ecstatic and this pleased the King greatly. He issued a proclamation that the Ladies Red Boots and Valentine from the land of Boy-Z were most brave and true and forever welcome in Two Tumbles.

And they lived happily ever after.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bringing Some Love

When I first got my hands on Plate #9 I was thinking birthday. However, I started stamping images and pulling papers and it didn't take long for my mind to go other directions.

I have a lot of people I need to send this particular card to. Guess I should make some more!

stamp- Sweat Pea Stamps
paper- Bazzill, Scrapworks
ink- Momento
brads- Queen & Co.
other- Prismacolor markers, Zig marker

Friday, August 28, 2009


This card is created with another one of the stamps exclusive to SCACD designed by Elisabeth Bell. The paper is by Dovecraft and also available at Susana's. Fairies and butterflies all in one stamp, how could it be anything but wonderful?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Emma- with flowers

This stamp is one of the exclusive lines at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design and is by Elisabeth Bell. Funny story, I think this little girl looks very much like my niece Janika. The only reason I don't call her that when I am coloring her is because Emma was my Grandmother's name so pretty easy for me to remember.

In the stamped image Emma's basket actually contains a kitten. I wanted her carrying flowers, however, and so- Flower Soft to the rescue! I also love the Dazzlers that Susana carries. You absolutely must try them. If you like bling at all, you will be hooked!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Queen Kat Designs Blog Hop

If you have arrived here on your own, I am THRILLED to have you, but you are missing out on some amazing creations. Be certain to start at the QDK blog to catch them all. If you have arrived here from Helene's blog, then you are at the next stop in the hop.
This week we were challenged to create something inspired by this picture:

I thought that not only was the photo very bright, cheerful and summery, but the colors certainly make me think mermaid! I decided to use Pearl.

Now, continue on to the Nina's blog for the next stop. Don't forget when you finish to swing by the store and pick up the FABULOUS things you have seen! Then share with all of us what YOU create!

Speaking of which, you have the opportunity to WIN one of these stamps each week by participating in Verona's Challenge on the Whimsical Ink Sorority blog.

QKD blog
Shannon's blog
Jules' blog
Penny's blog
Tina's blog
Vicki's blog
Maria's blog
Kelly's blog
Kelly Jean's blog
WIS blog
Bev (SG's) blog
Andrea's blog
Victoria's blog
Lara's blog
Anessa's blog
Helene's blog
Alex's blog
Nina's blog
The Store

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday

Tuesdays on the store blog for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design (SCACD) the Design Team does a Try It Out Tuesday (TIOT). This week, as the spotlighter, I got to play along!!!

The project was to alter/create a notebook. The minute I heard it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I created a coloring notebook for my niece with the wonderful exclusive images I have from Susana's store.

I stamped an assortment of images by Victoria Case, Elisabeth Bell and Anki.

I cut chipboard covers and covered and decorated them with Basic Grey and one of the images. Then I bound it all together. I hope you enjoy it. I had a wonderful time creating it, and I think my niece with love it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

FUNSANSA! with Young Alexa

I have been asked to Spotlight Design this week for one of my very, very, VERY favorite places to shop Susana's Custom Art & Card Design. She has several EXCLUSIVE to her store stamp lines. One of them includes this stamp of Young Alexa designed by Elisabeth Bell. She just melts my heartstrings. Is there anything better than a child with a book? I can't think of much.

I am really looking forward to sharing several of the stamps and other items this week that available at Susana's store. You will never find customer service as fantastic as she provides anywhere. Susana is AMAZING. I swear that woman packs orders in her sleep just to be sure they are timely! Be sure and show her some love!

Join me again tomorrow as I participate in the Design Team's -Try It Out Tuesday. I am super excited about the project I have in store for you! See what the Design Team has done at the store blog.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sharing more creations

The card I created uses the Lady & Fox Mermaid stamp released this month at Queen Kat Designs. I really enjoyed the background portion of the image. I will admit taking a peek at how Maigan Lynn colored the image in her artwork just to be certain I knew what the lines represented. Now that I have actually colored it once though, I have no doubt that I can go crazy next time! I am also feeling the need to expand my mermaid collection to include the others that have background as options such as Lani with background and Lorali with background just to name two.

I also used the Tinkering Ink paper from the 6x6 paper pack with ribbons from Queen Kat Designs. This is a fabulous pack to play with!!

Don't forget YOU can win one of these WONDERFUL mermaid stamps by entering the Verona's Challenge on the WIS blog.

There is a current Design Team call going on for Queen Kat Designs through Sept. 15.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fairy ATC

I have enjoyed making a few ATCs lately. This one is done with two of the stamp sets from Elemental doodles. It is Forest Fairies and the butterfly is from Mystic Fairy. Once I got the border figured out it all fell into place.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Queen Kat Designs BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to my first week as part of the Queen Kat Designs blog hop!!! I am SUPER excited and hope you enjoying hopping with me :).

If you have arrived here on your own, I am THRILLED to have you, but you are missing out on some amazing creations. Be certain to start at the QDK blog to catch them all. If you have arrived here from Helene's blog, then you are at the next stop in the hop.

This week our challenge was to use the colors pink and teal. FABULOUS!! As one that grew up in the 80's this set of colors is near and dear. I grabbed Lani and knew that she would be just perfect for this color combination.

I just could not resist the pearl belly bling. I hope Maigan Lynn will forgive me, LOL!!

Now- continue back to the Queen Kat Designs blog to finish the hop. Or better yet, hop on over to the store and get all the fabulous things you have seen during this hop and anything else your heart desires! Every order over $25 gets a free goodie bag-while supplies last.

The Second WIS Hazing Event and 3rd Verona's challenge are taking place right now as well so I would recommend taking a closer look. Certainly some fabulous prizes at stake!

Thank you so much for hopping by!

QKD blog
Shannon's blog
Jules' blog
Penny's blog
Tina's blog
Vicki's blog
Maria's blog
Kelly's blog
Kelly Jean's blog
WIS blog
Bev (SG's) blog
Andrea's blog
Victoria's blog
Lara's blog
Anessa's blog
Helene's blog
Alex's blog
QKD blog

stamps- Queen Kat Designs, paper-Basic Grey, cardstock, ink- Momento & ColorBox chalk, Kaisercraft pearls, EK Success punches, Prismacolor markers, Sakura star dust gelly roll pen

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

For a Dear Friend

I have had the honor of assembling this comfort afghan for a dear friend. I am saddened that it is needing to be sent, but at least I can do this. I hope she can feel how much she is loved.

GREAT Blog Candy

Sweet Pea Stamps is currently giving away some fabulous Blog Candy. The details can be found here. Don't forget, there is also a wonderful sale going on right now. These images have been so much fun for me to play with that I hope you just grab them up! I know you will love them!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Elemental Doodles & Monday Mojo #99

I saw the Monday Mojo sketch this week and my brain went a bit crazy designing with one of my stamps from Elemental Doodles. It just lent itself to the sketch so well. This stamp is in the Mystic Fairy set. I really like the design and versatility of it. I think you will be seeing more of this one :)

My debut on WIS!

Today is THE day!!! I would love for you to visit and let me know what you think!
Here is my post on Whimsical Ink Sorority.

While you are there, grab the details about the Design Team call and apply! Then go to the store and grab some of the great Queen Kat Design stamps!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


What is WIS you might ask. Well, it is just about the BEST THING that has ever happened to me!!!
I have been selected to be a member of the Whimsical Ink Sorority!!!!!
Now, if you have looked at my blog at all- you will have noticed that I have a passion for mermaids and fairies. THIS is all about that!!!!
Queen Kat Designs carries some of the most amazing mermaid stamps I have ever seen. Right now she has a FABULOUS sale going on so RUN and get some! She has a lot of wonderful stamps, but the moment I saw the mermaids, there was NO turning away. Now I am required to play with them, oh be still my heart!!! LOL!
So, please look for me on Fridays on the Whimsical Ink Sorority BLOG. Even better, visit daily to see all the amazing talent there and participate in Verona's challenge for a chance to win -perhaps even a mermaid of your very own!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hayden- from the Gumdrop Gang

This card is my first official design team item for Sweet Pea Stamps. You can find all the details HERE on their blog.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I created this card for a challenge on SCACD's group on Paper Craft Planet. The challenge involved both a sketch and a color challenge. I really had to push myself on this one, but once it started to fall into place it almost created itself. The stamp is one of the Anki's Sweethearts exclusive to Susana's store.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Victoria Case challenge #11

I missed getting my item for challenge #10 completed so I combined it with this week's challenge of a sketch. My entry uses Victoria Case's digi image Dragon Cake. Victoria is retiring a LOT of her digi images very soon. Be sure to get yours while you can!!!!

Friday, August 07, 2009

WIS: Verona's Challenge/ Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Whimsical Ink Sorority is having a weekly challenge called "Verona's Challenge". I was very inspired by the colors used of yellow, blue and brown. This is another one of the Queen Kat stamps.
I also used the sketch from the Sunday Sketch & Stamp #8.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #68

This week on the Flutter By Wednesday the challenge is to not use ANY patterned paper. This is what I have created and it is using stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps. Loving this set! Don't forget they have a big sale running through Sunday!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Dare you to Digi Stamp challenge #18

WOW! Challenge # 18 already. It seems like these just started! They are so much fun to do.
This weeks challenge is distressing. I had fun not only getting a distressed look, but playing with Flower Soft as well on this image from the Digistamp Boutique.

Leanne's blog candy

WOW! She is giving away an entire set of the Gorjuss Girls set #3 from Sugar Nellie! I love all the creations I have seen made with these stamps! Check it out for yourself at Leanne's Blog!