Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Watermelon Boy

This big slice of watermelon practically has my mouth watering.  Doesn’t it look yummy?   This week I wanted to use this sweet, summer image (Watermelon Boy) for my Whimsy & Stars Studio project.

2012-07-31 WSS Watermelon boy WM

I colored this image a couple of weeks ago but didn’t have a chance to actually make the card.   Somehow during that time, a dirty spot mysteriously showed up on my colored image.    Since I didn’t have time to recolor it and I didn’t want to trim the image down too much more, I decided to use some of my washi tape stash to make some little flags to hide the spot.  
I’m going to keep this short.  I’m just getting back from visiting my aunt and uncle in Virginia.  Elizabeth and I spent a long week end with them at their B&B on Smith Mountain Lake and had a wonderful time.  (If you are looking for a beautiful vacation spot, you can check out their website at http://www.lovestoneinn.com/)

Thank you for stopping by!  




Don’t forget to check out my Followers Blog Candy.  Click below to see the details.


  • Stamps:  Watermelon Boy (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Paper Studio black CS, Pink Paislee Hometown DP pack
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Copic markers, EK Success punch
  • Embellishments:  Bella Blvd yellow chevron washi tape, misc. washi tape, Twinery Baker’s Twine


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunflower Teddy

I love this image from Whimsy and Stars Studio.   Is this teddy just the sweetest?  He’s my latest favorite. 


2012-07-24 WSS Sunflower teddy WM

I also used some of my stash of washi tape on this card.   I’m getting sooo bad!  I swear I want almost every color and pattern I see.


2012-07-24 WSS Sunflower teddy 2 WM


Thank you to every one that sent birthday wishes to my Dad for his 70th birthday.   The party went really well.  We had about 60 people!   I didn’t get a chance to take many pictures because I was busy greeting people and taking care of the food, etc.   I hope to get the pictures my brother took soon. 


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Sunflower Teddy (digital stamp) from Whimsy and Stars Studio, Mega Mixed Message from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white, Papertrey kraft and dark chocolate CS, My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side One
  • Tools:  Sewing Machine, Copic makers
  • Embellishments:  May arts burlap ribbon and string, misc. button & washi tape


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Exciting News!


I’m going to be joining the Paper and Such design team!   Woo hoo!  I’m so excited!

If you are not familiar with Paper and Such yet, here the links to the store and blog:


Paper and Such Store

Paper and Such blog


You still have time today to get in on the Paper and Such Pity Party for those of us who couldn’t go to CHA.  Console yourself with free shipping!



Thank you for stopping by!   Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Meljen’s Designs DT Call


Did you see Meljen’s Designs is having a design team call?     The Meljen’s team  is lots of fun and Melissa is wonderful to work with.   If you love Meljen’s Designs adorable digi images, you can check out the call here on the Meljen’s Designs Blog.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hoppy Birthday

Earlier this week, my dad celebrated his 70th birthday.   I used one of my new Purple Onion Designs stamps to make him a birthday card.

2012-07-19 Freckles WM
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some of the Purple Onion Designs stamps as soon as I started seeing Freckles, Poppy and Rosie show up on projects around blog-land.  I ordered a couple and was really happy to get the chance to ink up Freckles.  Who knew a frog could be so cute?
I wish I could say that I used up some scraps making this card, but I actually cut these paper strips out of a brand new paper pad.   Oh well,  I’ll have to try to use this design again and use up some actual scraps.  I also used a couple of pieced of wood grain washi tape because, well, I love it and wanted to use it.

2012-07-19 Freckles 2 WM

I did get my inspiration for my card from this card I saw on Pinterest by Lisa Arana.

I also thought I would share a song that I found on songza.com this week.   As usual, when I find songs I like, there is not an official video, but you can hear the song below.  Let me know what you think.

Don’t forget to check out my Followers Blog Candy – Just Rite Curlz Monogram stamp set.  You can read the details by clicking on the photo below.

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!
  • Stamps:  Freckles by Stacy Yacula from Purple Onion Designs, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Close To My Heart Chocolate ink
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Echo Park, This & That Charming paper pad
  • Tools:  Copic markers, Sewing machine, Big Shot, Tabs & Tags Clear Dollar Stamps dies, EK Success edge punch
  • Embellishments:  Sakura white gelly roll pen, Jillibean Soup kraft mini brown alpha stickers, Twinery honeydew baker’s twine, misc. brads, misc. woodgrain washi tape

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Party Time

Happy Tuesday!  Today is a fun one.  Mabelle, from Whimsy & Stars Studio, is releasing two new digital images.    For my project, I decided to use the new image, Cheery Wishes.   I just love the sweet bears that Mabelle draws.


2012-07-17 WSS Party Time WM

I decided to play with some of my washi tapes again.   No DP was harmed in the making of this card.    I used the tape on the white CS to create the background and also pieced it on the party hat and spots on the cake. 

Here is a look at both of the new images that you can now find in the Whimsy & Stars Studio shop.


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a fabulous day!


P.S.  While you are here, you might want to stop by to check out my Followers Blog Candy, a Just Rite Curlz Monogram stamp set.



  • Stamps:  Cheery Wishes (digital stamp) by Whimsy & Stars Studio, Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Indian Corn Blue
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft & white CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic Markers
  • Embellishments:  Washi tape, misc. button, pom-pom, Glossy Accents, white crochet thread


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July Followers Blog Candy

Lately life has been too busy.  So busy that I haven’t been a good blogger.  So busy that I really haven’t been good and returning comments of my blogging friends and followers.      To try to make up just a little bit, I am going to offer some blog candy.   




This candy is one, brand new, Just Rite Curlz Monogram stamp set.     (Includes a round stamping block)   The drawing will be on August 3, 2012 using Random.org.  I will post on my blog sometime shortly there after.

So what do you have to do to enter in the drawing for this stamp set?

  • Be a follower of my blog. 
  • Leave a comment on my blog.  This post, some other post, d0esn’t matter. 
  • Leave your info in the linky tool below.

Thank you for sticking with me!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another Patriotic Card

Is it too late to post another patriotic card?  I hope not because I have one more.

It was too hot on July 4th to spend much time outside so I was able to sneak off to my craft room for a little bit.   Since I was in a patriotic mood, I decided to make one  more  quick, patriotic card.


2012-07-10 WSS Amelie card WM


I used Washi tape on this card.   I am really starting to love Washi tape and think I’m going to have to add it to my list of favorite things.   It is so fun and easy to use and adds a pop of color and pattern to your project.  I have to admit, I’ve been a bit of a hoarder so now I am making an effort to actually use the Washi tape, not just admire it in the jar. 


Here is pic of my jar of Washi tape.  (I took it with my phone because I was too lazy to run up stairs for my camera.)



Before I go, I wanted to show you the entire Amelie image because I used just a portion of her on my project.  Isn’t she sweet?



Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful day!


2012-07-10 WSS Amelie card 2 WM







  • Stamps:  Amelie to the Beach (digital stamp) from Whimsy & Stars Studio, Mega Mixed Messages from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Moonstruck
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Neenah Crest solar white CS
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Spellbinders nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Sakura white gelly roll pen, Kaiser rhinestones, misc. washi tape


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Walk on the Ocean

Remember that song from Toad the Wet Sprocket?  I use to love it.  Anyhow, that song was running through my head when I was working on this scrapbook page.  I wanted to scrap these pictures from our trip from Virginia Beach this spring.   Liz wanted to swim in the ocean SO BAD, but it was too cold.  You can see her pouty face in the bigger pic because I wouldn’t let her put on her swim suit.  (I’m such a meanie!)  The round pic is her running out of the ocean after I gave in and said she could put her feet in. 



2012-07 VB Beach page wm


I’m going to keep this short.  We are having people over later today so I’m off to clean the house.   Have a great weekend!  Thank you for stopping by!


In case you forgot about Toad the Wet Sprocket, here is the video for “Walk on the Ocean”.




  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, Pink Paislee Nantucket paper pack
  • Ink:  Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey Edgers #1
  • Embellishments:  Twinery Caribbean baker’s twine


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rosie Posie

Happy Fourth of July to my American friends! 

I’m a day late with my post.  I think I have mentioned before that my life has gotten crazy busy lately.  Anyhow, I completely forgot to type up my post.  I did my project, took the pictures, had my list of supplies ready, but forgot the rest.   Doh!  So, I hope my project was worth the wait.


For my project this week, I used the adorable Rosie Posie digital stamp from Whimsy & Stars Studio.    She is just so sweet!   I had fun popping up the flower on her hat and adding some liquid pearls for some texture and interest.


2012-07-03 WSS Rosie Posie WM

Here is a closer look at Rosie.  I actually broke out my Stickles.  I usually forget to use them but thought they would be perfect on her tutu.


2012-07-03 WSS Rosie Posie 2 WM

So what’s going on to keep me so busy lately?  Besides my job, I have lots of family stuff that I am trying to take care of.  The tendonitis in my daughter’s Achilles heel has not gotten better with rest so she is starting PT.    She also needs to sit out of summer camp and if we do anything with a lot of walking, she needs to be in a wheel chair to give the tendon time to heal.   So I have busily trying to come up with the “B” plan for her during the day while I am at work. 

My poor dog, Summer, has had another flair up of her vestibular disease.   I feel so bad for her.  Even though she is dizzy, she is determined to do everything that she usually does, which means she falls down a lot.  (Or I fall down trying to help her up and down the stairs and keep her on her feet.)

I’m also planning a party for my dad’s 70th birthday.  (You can see a picture that is only a couple years old of him here.)(And yes, I’m ashamed to admit he probably still can beat me in a foot race…)

So these things, along with life in general, have been keeping me out of my craft room and off my computer as much as usual.   Don’t worry, I’ll be back.  (In my head that is in my best Arnold voice.)  With a little luck, I’ll be in there busily crafting away as you are reading my post. 


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Rosie Posie (digital image) by Whimsy and Stars Studio
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Neenah Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Candy Hearts Bazzill CS, October Afternoon Sidewalks DP pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Clear Spica pen, Hug Snug winter white seam binding, Paper Studio pearls & gemstones, Cotton Candy Stickles, Buttercup Liquid Pearls, misc. button & bakers twine