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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baptism Cake


Well, we had a wonderful weekend (I'm just a little late posting). My son and grand-son got baptized!
I made a cake for their reception. Thought I would share it here.


It was 12" x 18" x 2", half choc and half vanilla, and it's white on white with metallic silver sides and accents and gunmetal beads in the cross with eatable glitter that you can't see in the photo, but really sparkly in real life. I got lots of compliments from the church members and lots of people who wanted to start buying cakes from me. Sure wish Kansas would hurry up and OK cottage industries so I could bake and sell from home! :)



Here's a picture of my adorable grandson in his Baptismal outfit.
He's such a cutie patootie! :)


Thanks for dropping by!



An Easy to Create Valentine, They Will Want to Display Year Round!


Hi everyone!
It's my day to post over on the Want2Scrap blog and I've created a simple to make Valentine that can be displayed year round! 
No more Valentines shoved in a drawer or tossed like yesterday's news!
Here is a peek, but I would love it if you headed over to the Want2Scrap blog and checked out the full photo as well as some additional shots!

BTW...I used my own designer cardstocks that just released through Inky Antics
Oh how I L♥VE what I do! :)



Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Check Out My Latest Want2Scrap Projects!


Hi everyone!
I have a couple of new projects over on the
One is a refrigerator magnet with my beautiful grandson on it, and the other is a card that I created with with one of my brand new Inky Antics stamp sets and designer papers.
So....I would Love Love Love it if you popped over there and checked it out! :)
Here are a couple of peeks...



Thanks so much for stopping by! :)



Monday, January 14, 2013

MY Latest Inky Stamps and Papers Are Available Starting Today!!!!!


Hi Everyone!
I am super super excited this morning!
My new Swirly Spring stamps and paper line is now available at Inky Antics!
It is a dream come true to be able to do what I love, and to do it through a company as awesome as Inky Antics!
Did you know that Inky is a sister company to Stampers Anonymous, Darcie's, and Art Gone Wild
I get a kick out of knowing that I work for the same company as the likes of Tim Holtz (my crafty hero) and many other well known artists in the industry. It's very humbling.  :)

I would like to invite you to come check out the awesome new Inky Antics Spring 2013 Supplemental flyer. Make sure not to miss the stamps and papers on pages 18-21! Those are mine! :)



If you find something you like in the flyer, simply head over to the Inky Antics shop and type the item number into the "search" box in the upper right-hand corner and click "GO" to have a closer look, or to buy. :)
Here is a peek at the display that Inky showed this past weekend of my stamps at CHA in Anaheim, California. 


Have you signed up for my Blogaversary blog candy yet?
You could win 3 of my new clear stamp sets as well as a couple of hundreds of dollars worth of other prizes from my generous sponsors!
CLICK HERE to see how!
Thanks for dropping by!
I would love to know which of my stamp sets or papers are you favorite. Leave a comment if you have one! :)





Sunday, January 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon's January Blog Hop and My New Inky Antics Stamp and Paper Release!


Hi everyone!
Welcome to another...

If you are here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened onto my blog, head back there to start from the beginning.  You don't want to miss a thing!
Besides the hop, I have something else fun going on. I have 6 brand new Inky Antics stamp sets and a new paper line debuting this weekend in Anaheim, CA at CHA! 


Not a ribbon club member? CLICK HERE to see how to get a beautiful set of assorted ribbons delivered to your mailbox every month! :)

For my first card, I chose to use the solid pink satin ribbon from the set with images and sentiments from my #11155MC Swirly Bird Inky Antics Clear Stamp Set, and my #IA-PAC0003 "Everything's Coming Up Roses" designer paper.


I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol, then added the little white dots with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.


The cardstocks are all from Discount Card Stock ant the Sage Green Pearls are from Want2Scrap.


I popped up parts of the birds using a different technique than I usually use. Here are a few pictures to show how I did it.

                                        



For my second card, I used the iridescent white ribbon from the set.
I just love how it sparkles so I added lots of sparkle to my card to match.
The cardstock again is from Discount Card Stock and the Purple Rhinestones from Want2Scrap.
I created the swirly background paper by embossing some brilliant White cardstock, inking the raised areas with yellow ink, then adding some Art Glitter over that.


The stamp set I used for this one is my #11159MC Sunshine and Flowers clear set from Inky Antics.
These stamp sets will be available tomorrow at Inky Antics.
Here is a picture my friend Bunny sent of my Swirly Spring board on display in Anaheim, California at the Craft and Hobby Association convention this weekend. 



There are 2 blogaversaries going on now that you might be interested in. :)
One is my very own 4th blogaversary and I am giving away an awesome prize package sponsored by my favorite companies. CLICK HERE to see how you can enter.
The other is Really Reasonable Ribbon's 3 year blogaversary.
Bonnie is giving away $100.00 worth of gift certificates!

CLICK HERE to enter that one. :)
Your next stop on the hop is sweet Judy's joyful blog.


Thanks for dropping by! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Does Anyone Know Who's Stamp This Is?


Hi Everyone!
It's not a trick question. I really need to know. :)

My dear friend Kathryn Stevenson sent me this drop dead gorgeous card, along with some gifts, and I must have that stamp! LOL. 
She purchased the card and is not sure who the manufacturer is.
Can any one help? :)


Thanks and...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sneak Peeks of My New "Swirly Spring" Stamp and Paper Collection for Inky Antics!


Hi everyone!

I am super excited today because I get to share a few of the stamps from my new "Swirly Spring" line for Inky Antics, that will be available for purchase on January 14th!

These sets are: #11158MC Swirly Easter Clear Set, 11159MC Swirly Sunshine & Flowers Clear Set, and #11156MC Swirly Butterflies Clear Set. 
There will be wood mounted versions of may of these images available if you prefer that style of stamps. ;)

I also have also designed 6 coordinating papers to go with these sets. They will be available in both text weight and cardstock.
Woo hoo! Inky Antics first paper line! :)
I can share three of them with you today.

These are snippet samples (the print is much smaller on the actual papers).

 I would love it if you headed over to the Inky Antics blog and check out some of the cards that I created with these sets!
Please leave me some love if you like them! :)

We will be sharing my other sets and papers soon so check back often! :)

BTW..if you haven't entered my BLOGAVERSARY DRAWING, CLICK HERE to see how.
You could win these three sets as well as lots of products from some other awesome companies!

Thanks for dropping by!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

We have a winner of an impromptu BLOGAVERSARY drawing!


Hi everyone!
I mentioned in my big BLOGAVERSARY post that in addition to the big prize in the end, I would be giving away random prizes throughout the month. I've drawn my first winner! Karen Ladd! Congratulations Karen! You've just won $20.00 worth of Want2Scrap product from my personal stash!
Karen had lots of entries  She shared on her FB wall, "liked" many of the sponsors of my big prize on Facebook, and everything else you could do to earn an entry. It paid off too! :)
I will be doing more surprise drawings so make sure and get yourself entered in the contest.
Don't forget...you could still win the big prize too! :)
CLICK HERE to see the entry post. ;)


I am having so much fun celebrating my 4 years of blogging with my friends!
Thanks so much!