Saturday, December 12, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST TEN STAMPSCAPES INC.

Back in Action!!! Numero Diez.

Stampscapes Inc..... makes some beauties. I am generally too intimidated to ink them up. However, today at the Funkie Munkie while I was demo-ing the Copic Airbrush System... we got one a little inky!!!
If you were at the Munkie today... it was nice to see you! If you were not... we MISSED you... come visit soon!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Just a quick post on my Blog Candy Winner!!!

I will be back later with post #10 in my crazy company countdown!!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-12-10 14:01:28 UTC

My Winner is ...

Blogger Renie said...

What a popular gal you are!!! Can't wait until your next creation!

How funny... Renie... I will mail to you shortly!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Blog Giveaway!!!!!

So, I was getting ready to post my Crazy Company Countdown #10... when it was brought to my attention that I hit 20,000 views. YIKES.
So I figure I better give something away, as is customary in the stamping blogosphere!!! So here it is!!!

What to do... follow me if you don't already... and leave me a comment letting me know you were here!!! Winner Announced on December 10th.

My blog Candy includes an unmounted stamp binder and the inserts for it - this is how I have been storing my ezmounted and rubber only stamps! I put a label in the binder "C C Designs" etc.
New Siren Smooch Paint
New Autumn Flowersoft
New Instyle Stamps Lilah
New W1 Copic Sketch Marker
New Thank you Stamp!
just a few of my favorites... I thought I would share.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MIA for the Holiday

I am slightly MIA for this Holiday.
Why? Well, Some of you may know. This time last year... I was at the hospital receiving the best Holiday gift God offers.
My precious Daughter! She will be ONE this Saturday. And I will be 29 on Sunday. Oh yeah, and there is Thanksgiving!!! So we are busy busy.

I will return soon with Post number 10, and it should be a good one!!! Wink, Wink.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown... POST NINE Whipper Snapper

Post number Nine... in my crazy countdown... WHIPPER SNAPPER DESIGNS.
Stamps that are adorable and come in a variety of mounting options - PERFECT!

I am submitting this Card in the Copic Creations Challenge No. 16 Golds.
Y18, Y26, Y28, Y000

Friday, November 20, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown... POST EIGHT SUGAR NELLIE

I love love love Sugar Nellie. So adorable. Here is a submission for the Sugar Bowl Challenge #24. If you haven't played in the Sugar Bowl... you SHOULD.
I wish you could see all the shimmer on this image. But I am not that talented with the ole point n shoot. :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST SEVEN MAGNOLIA

Today for you I have a Magnolia Stamps Creation! This pretty little girl is TILDA. Or as my husband says... the girl with no face. Ah well, Still cute.This card was created using the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog November Sketch!

Thanks for stopping by my CraZy Company Countdown.... Don't miss my upcoming posts.... surprises to come!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown... POST SIX GREAT IMPRESSIONS

Great Impressions Stamp of the Month for November!!!

I love these stamps. They are about the only wood mounts I purchase these days.
Looking to buy these... Call up the Funkie Munkie 864-288-9400 - if you buy any from the November collection you get the Stamp of the Month Half price!!!

These coasters are for my upcoming Stamped Christmas Gifts class, held at the Funkie Munkie. We will be doing the candle and votive holder that I made for the Verve Holiday parade a few posts back. call the munkie for details.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST FIVE PAPER MAKEUP STAMPS

OKAY. So you all knew it. I ALMOST got tricky and went another direction. BUT I gotta stay true and predictable..... and rep my girl Katie.

You can find this 'Moody' Girl over at Paper Makeup Stamps, along with fairies, monsters and MORE!!!!

BRANDI is my winner for today. But I have some more giveaways planned ... so come back for more!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST FOUR STAMPOTIQUE

Post four of my Crazy Company Countdown. Thanks for joining me! This card is made with the very unique stamps found at Stampotique Originals!
Going through all of my stamps has made me realize, I should SHARE!!!
So, if you can be the first to guess what company will be post FIVE (already set to autpost), you will win rubber from that company!!!
You have until Monday.
Leave a comment here with your guess!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST THREE VERVE

I continue on to Post three of my Crazy Company Countdown.

Today, my favorite Polymer stamp company. VERVE

Verve has amazing style that is recognizable instantly. I ADORE the stamps at Verve. I have a huge wish list there. Recently I WON, YES WON this set on the Verve Blog!
So, I would recommend that you add them to your blog roll and watch for fun release parties and more!!!

Verve Holiday Parade Project: Stamped Candle and Glass Votives

Many have asked how I do the glass etching. I do not use the creme stuff. I use the EK success tool. This can be purchased at Michael's.

I stamp what I want on a piece of paper and tape it to the inside of the glass.
Then I trace over it with the diamond tipped tool. When I have finished. I wash it off.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST TWO MO'S DIGITAL

My Second crazy post ... Is a Mo's Digital Creation. I LOVE Mo's Digital Pencil Shop. If you are not a Digi fan... She has rubber due out from Stampavie on November 30th!!
Join Mo's PCP group... lots of freebies. Give it a try. You may be a Digi Convert.

When I saw Mo's Angel.... I knew my Granny would want me to download her immediately and send her something made with her. I wish you could see how really gorgeous this turned out. I used copics to color and I airbrushed my Granny's favorite color - PINK - all around the edges.

For today's post, I decided I would play along with the Inky Impressions Ornament Challenge!!!
They are having a DT call right now... join in on the fun!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crazy Company Countdown.... POST ONE SWEET PEA

I am a stamp - w$%*#.
Yup I said it.
I do not stay faithful to one company. Yet, I love them all.
They each get a portion of my money every month... til it is all gone.
Yes, TRUE, I do stick to a few faves. Paper Makeup Stamps is owned by my BFF. And I am slightly addicted to The Greeting Farm stamps. Truth be told, I probably have every single stamp made by these two awesome chicks, minus four or five. Literally. NO lie.

I am going to play a little game with myself. To get myself to use all of these stamps I have - calling out to me. Love me, Ink me - USE me.
I am going to do a company countdown. Each new post I will use a stamp from a different company to see how many I really have!!!! I may not want to know ;)

Wanna play along.... join me... only stamp-floozies are allowed. Those good girls who stand by one manufacturer need not apply -ahahahah.

Here is POST ONE.

Sweet Pea Stamps - A Ching- Chou Kuik Fantasy Art Creation

So join me ... for a Crazy Company Countdown... if you are playing along on your blog... send me a link!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Well, I would like to say that I have been an absentee blogger because my life is so busy and fulfilling ... The truth? I think I may have caught the flu. Yah My luck. I am
Pretty sure that my immune system is SO low that it may not actually exist. 'I look forward to catching any cold that winks at me, and I am sure if the Bacon flu comes my way - I will catch that too.
Ah well. I didn't bother with going to the Doctor. Poor guy... he just feels bad for me... I am not even sure what meds he would give me. So what is the point.
poop... that is my 10 month olds newest word. It fits.

I have done but only one project these past weeks. It was fun. It is a mini copic journal...
It was something I did not have to get out of my seat for.
you can see the inside pages and even download your own if you would like at :
Copic Munkie

Sunday, September 20, 2009

September Magnolia-licious Challenge - Boo Boo File

Boo-Boo File!!!

The Challenge for this month over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog is to make a cute little file folder out of envelopes. I will not lie, I made like 30. Hahahha. And I showed everyone I knew how cute they were.
I made this one for my son. It is a Boo-Boo File.
The inserts have a band-aid for when he gets hurt and a cute little monster to color to make him feel better.

These are the inserts, each with a different monster to color and band-aid for the boo-boo!

This is the file open with the inserted inside. It has a magnetic closure.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Applause! Yes Applause is fitting today!!! First I won the Copic Creations Challenge #11... WHOooo Hooo. The prize is Fabulous!!!!
A GC to Mo's Digital Pencil... I have a wish list to Mo's a mile long!

Second. My Boy, he is 5... has narrowed down his possible career paths. He informed me he still had time to choose, but that his top choices are ROCKSTAR, RACE CAR DRIVER or Engineer(his fall back, and his Dad's profession).

He has decided he will probably join the Black Eyed Peas. They Rock. At least he is choosing a 'band' that is successful I suppose.

I made this for him. He is a good boy, and I know he will like it. He loves green by the way!

This image is Roxxor By Kael. You can find images such as these at the Color Me club HERE on DeviantART. These are placed here by artists for others to color FOR FREE. And these artist are the real deal! It is important to maintain the integrity of the artist, follow thier requirements if any, and never erase the signature of the artist.
Kael boasts on his artist page that he does cheap commissions, so if you were ever in want of your own personal character... you should look into Kael!!!

This is the inside of my card!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge #11

My picture is terrible I will put up a new one in the daylight! But this is my copic creation Challenge #11.
I LOVE the images at Mo's Digital Pencil. And the Bo Bunny Christmas paper :)
They are flippin amazing. I downloaded this one today, and I had to color it asap. My Grandma is going to LOVE it. I just know.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

a few of my favorite things.

Lately I have been asked by more than a few people where I get certain things... and they are always a few of my favorite things, so I am happy to share.

I am a very conservative yet semi-hippiechic kinda girl. I have two kids, and I am not real interested in being a stiletto mom. My clothes are soft, versatile, often organic. I LOVE 'crafted' clothing and jewelry.

I like to goof around often. Here we are at Arts, Beats & Eats in Pontiac, Michigan over Labor Day Weekend, wearing hats from Webhats... and glasses from who knows where. But my son and I LOVE funny hats. (I am the pizza)

I also discovered that I LOVE the designs here at ellembee.
I will be wearing more of these this year.
I can already see myself in a few more shirts.

You may have already knew this, but I love CraeVita.
I barely EVER wear ANY jewelry, even my wedding ring.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my bracelet that my hubby had Custom made for me here.
It is simply amazing. Goes with everything, and is stunningly crafted.

If you see me on a pretty regular day, I will more than likely be wearing one of these organic tees. I am ABSOLUTELY addicted to them. I have a million, literally. well, I have one for MORE than everyday of the week, that is for sure. I HIGHLY recommend the Yoga pant, worth every penny. I am rockin those in the very first picture at the top of this blog, you may not have noticed, since I have a pizza on my head. If you are in Michigan, you can get them at It's a Matter of Taste in the carryout... and you can get the best meal eva of course too... The missy pasta definitely qualifies as one of my favorite things as well.

Okay, so those are my FAVORITE things.

P dot S. If you were in my kitchen and washed your hands or used the lotion... I get asked this A LOT... the soap is from Stonewall Kitchen. Yes it is AWEsome.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge 18 - Always Grateful

Here is my submission for the Sugar Bowl Challenge #18. I followed the sketch and used buttons. I never use buttons.

Check out some YUMMY YUMMY Blog Candy HERE!!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Inky Impressions Challenge!

This Card is for the Inky Impressions Challenge. The Challenge was to paper piece! I paper pieced the girl, the dress and the wings! I also made my card kinda 'piecey' as you can see below. I used nesties to make a window in patterned paper and then in my cardstock. I added another piece of cardstock to the inside. My Image is the free digi from Inky Impressions. My sentiment is Paper Makeup Stamps and is mounted on Flowers!

In other news! Check out this BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge #10

This is for the Copic Creations Blog Challenge #10. Red, Pink & Hearts!!!
Susana at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design is the sponsor. I picked up this beautiful image from her store. Her customer service is awesome! :)

I color with Copics. I also used smooch paint, shimmerz, quickutz polka dot embossing folder and liquid glass. I paper pieced the wings and butterflies for some added dimension. The sentiment is also on a dimensional.
Here is a closeup- you can look as long as you do not make fun of my coloring! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Magnolia DT Sketch for August!

For the August DT Sketch at Magnolia-licious Highlites the sketch was a little out of my comfort zone. There were a lot of layers, and I am a pretty simple kinda girl. I LOVE Becca Feeken's work. It is so beautiful. So I hd to try the sketch.

Here is a closeup.

I did some paper piecing with Tilda. I love to layer in regard! I colored her with copics of course.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Do you know JONI???

I bet you do! If you do not, you are really missing out. Joni Rocks.

Joni is hosting a very fun blog Candy on her Blog! So now you have no reason not to get to know Joni.

Joni also has a pretty rockin little ink spot. Get your Digi Fix at Inktegrity!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crazy Cool Blog Candy!!

You will not BELIEVE this blog Candy!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August Magnolia Mingle

This is my August Mingle Card! If you would like to see the Tutorial on how to color your image black and white like this one... Go HERE! I colored this one when I sat in on the Katie's demonstration of this technique. Very Fun. I have been looking for a way to use to her or an excuse really.

Don't miss this Gorjuss Blog Candy!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Everlasting Life Thanks by VERVE.

Here is a little Thank you Card for my Mother's Friend. I think I will just take a minute to tell you about the friend... not the card!!!
She is Amazing. My Mother's Friend. Her name is Monica.
I live far from my Mother. But I know that Monica will always be there for her. And that Monica will tell her when she is wrong and love her anyway!
I worry a lot about my Mom. She is 'a lot of fun'... hahahha.
I am her conservative daughter. Go figure.
Monica is my Conservative second Mother.
No wonder I like her so much!!!!

Monica is always helping. When my Dad passed... it was a hard time for me... My parents had not really ever been together in my lifetime. So I was alone in a lot of things. My Mom was super awesome and did so much, even though her and my father had not spoken in YEARS. Well, needless to say, my mom arranged a wonderful luncheon for after the burial.
Monica showed up, and PUT ON AN APRON. AN APRON. She was trying to WORK!
How amazing is that.

For my Mom's Birthday this year... Monica arranged secretly for Myself, My husband and my two kids (my Mom's only grandchildren) to come all the way to Michigan for the celebration, and arranged a surprise party for the occasion!
My Mom Cried - I have never seen that really happen before!!! :)
So this is a thank you for all she has done for my Mother.
It means so much knowing that I can not be there for her, that she has a friend that is.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Got carried away...

Thanks to all who entered my blog candy! Most of you know I got a little carried away with PMS last week!!! Heheheh. PaperMakeup Stamps that is! I was a rubber cutting fool! It gave me something to do anyway. Well, this week ... I am going to TRY to INK some rubber!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009


I know I am an hour late... but after dinner (Mexican Stuffed Peppers), I kinda vegged for a minute! :p

Well, Our winner is .... JENNY from inkywishes!

Thanks for all the comments... and well wishes after my surgery!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Candy and an update....

So did I fall off of the face of the Earth? No. I thought about jumping... but could not find the edge. Instead, I had my gallbladder removed!!! And what do you know... I am feeling less like jumping! I am recovering nicely.
However, I have just not had the motivation to craft! Does that mean I have not had my hands on some rubber??? No.
Lucky me (and of course lucky her), but I just so happen to be extra goodie gum drop friends with Katie Cotton over at and she has TONS of rubber... just needing a friend. Well, it needed a cutting. And I have just been sitting, recovering! So, we met for lunch a few days with the kiddos and I picked up lots of fun rubber to cut.
Today she mentioned I should blog candy some of this rubber! How nice of her!

If you would like a pile of unmounted PaperMakeup rubber...

Leave a comment here! I will a winner on Friday, July 31st at 5pm.

ooooo, and of course Do not miss the August Release at!!!

Click this icon for a chance to win a $15 gift voucher to PaperMakeUp!!

If you like blog candy I have some going on over at the Copic Munkie Blog - Katie and I colab on this blog... so leave us some love over there too! :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Another JP Card ...

Here is another fabulous Creation by my Son the Artist. He loves Dustin Pikes images. We make a lot of BIA books of his images and just print them out for fun often!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Farewell Gallbladder, glad I have my 'loader'

My Gallbladder leaves me on Monday! Farewell!
My sweet 5 year old Son made this card for me... He has promised that he will be my helper, or my 'loader' like this guy. He made this card, so that I know he is my go to guy after my surgery.
You can find this image at : FOR FREE!!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Hi Friends. I promise I have not kicked the bucket.

I am struggling day to day. But getting by. My weight is down to 94lbs, I am weak and fatigued. My Doctor's for whatever reason, can not seem to get motivated to take this gallbladder out. I go in today for a surgical consult, and I am hoping I am scheduled way sooner than later for removal. I was not keen on the idea at first. But at this point, I would let a monkey operate on me.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Modern Sugar Challenge

A Saturday Challenge!

This Saturday, like every Saturday is a Challenge Day at Modern Sugar Blvd. Fun, Fun & More Fun. This Challenge was to make a card for a #10 Envelope... Well, I used the actual envelope to make the card instead. This Card is a Seed holder. The New line of Garden Images at Modern Sugar are just gorgeous. Prismacolor Pencils were used as medium.

A wee little health update. I had my Hida scan and my gallbladder is low functioning... 19%. I am waiting for the Doctor now to refer me to a surgeon. He is slow moving. I am still in pain.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Just a Card today.

I am trying to get all caught up on everything I have been wanting to accomplish! Still no word from the Doctor :( I think he called this morning while I was sleeping. And I am sorry but sleep is crucial. So today is just a card posting kind of day. This is my Modern Sugar Bloggin Momma. She is my Momma, ultra fashionable and addicted to the net... facebook mostly. she is a cougar. rar

Saturday, May 16, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge and an Update!!!

Of course Saturday is upon us already. My how the time flies on by. Modern Sugar Blvd. is issuing a challenge this Saturday... so hop over to the blog and participate! Check out the new releases in the store... and get all digi-crazy.

Me Update: I had my ultrasound on Thursday. Surprisingly, it hurt. I have a small bruise near my ribs from it, but other than that it was not all that bad. I will not know my results until the beginning of this week. So I am now waiting for the Doctor to call. :(

Saturday, May 9, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge and an Update!!!

Well lovelies, Modern Sugar Blvd. is having a Challenge today! Get over there this afternoon and show that challenge who is boss! My Card is really simple. I followed the sketch. I lack motivation.
I have been trying to continue playing with paper this week. It has really helped with all of the doctor's visits and keeping my mind in a positive direction!
The Doctor seems to think there may be something going on with my liver. I have been drained of all the blood in my body! Hahaha. I have massive, literally, bruising on my arms from the lab tests. But I am hopeful.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

How to write a Blog Post.

I know what you are thinking... This girl has no idea how to keep up a Blog!!! Truth is, I visit my blog with intentions of posting and then _____.... nothing.

Well, I had the stomach flu - after pneumonia, yes, it has been my year!
ah well.
This has slowed me down from my already snail like pace!
Well, I better get it in a faster gear, cause my 5 year old has been looking forward to his sleepover. It's tomorrow. These are our invites, the inside has a pull-out with the details. They are prettier irl, as always. Because not only do I need help on how to write a blog post, I also need a how to take a proper photo class as well.

Please visit PaperMakeup and Modern Sugar Blvd today for details on the most amazing Digi's with Charitable proceeds!!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Modern Sugar Blvd. Opening Week.

Oh Sugar Sugar ... I hope you are not missing the festivities this week
at Modern Sugar Blvd.

New Releases! Prizes to be Won! Digital Images Galore, what more could a Sugar ask for!!!

Here is my Design team submission for this lovely Garden Gal..
I used the tutorial provided here.
By Carton is filled with seeds, and the Tag has directions on the back!
I just adore Digital Images and these Sugars are Sweet as can be!

Speaking of Sweet Sugars, check out this earlier post for the rest of the Sugar Creations!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blog Candy at COPIC MUNKIE!!!!

Do YOU Copic???
Are you a MUNKIE???
Get some BLOG candy at COPIC MUNKIE!!!