Monday, January 31, 2011

PSA Essentials + Home Shopping Network = WOO HOO!!!!!

Tomorrow morning you may see some of my creations on the Home Shopping Network (you can watch online, if you don't get the channel on TV!!)  I can hardly wait - I'm so very excited!  PSA Essentials is going to be offering some really great deals on bundles of their Peel 'N' Stick stamp sets that will be sold exclusively on HSN... so if you're interested in buying some PSA Essentials products, make sure you tune in at 5:00AM & 1:00PM EST - now's the time to stock up!!

*Note - sorry there's nothing crafty to see.  My 'good' laptop's at the repair shop & that's where all my photos are!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Gauche Gets Dream-y!

Hey all!

Blogging over at Gauche Alchemy today... make sure to swing by & check it out!  =)


Monday, January 24, 2011

What? Something NOT DT-Related?!

You betcha!

Made this for a friend's birthday...  Didn't have matching Plum Pudding ink at the time, although it looks much closer in tone in real life...

Thanks for looking!
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  'Tea for Two Additions' - PTI
Die:  'Teacup' - PTI
Ink:  Memento 'Rich Cocoa', Studio G Purple
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Plum Pudding & Stamper's Select White, PTI "Happy Spots" Patterned Paper
Doily & Gems from stash

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Challenge #5 was "Two Hearts Beat as One" - so you were to use either an already entwined image, or to entwine your image(s) in some way.

Here's mine:
Supplies Used:
Stamp:  PaperWorks Co. - "Mikey the Monkey" Paper:  BasicGrey "Euphoria" Collection - "Delirium" (40% off!!!)
DoodleBug "Shin-Dig" Limeade Sugar-Coated Alpha Stickers  (40% off!!!!)
DoodleBug "Stick With It" Double-Sided Stickers - "Sweet Love"  (40% off!!!!!!)
DoodleBug Sugar Coating Glitter - "Limeade"


Challenge #4 was to 'Paper-Piece Your Heart Out' - you were to paper-piece at least two parts of your image.

Here's mine (twice, because I figured I might as well use all the pieces I could from each paper...):

Suuplies Used:
Stamp:  PaperWorks Co/LittleLoud Stamps - "Charlotte's Valentine"  (40% off, even!)
Papers:  BasicGrey 'Euphoria' Collection - "Felicity" & "Utopia"  (Also 40% off!!)
Image coloured with Copics - Paper-Piecing used for: Headband, Dress, Pants, All Hearts
Lace from stash


The second challenge for SCS's VSN on January 21 was "What Shape is Your Heart?" - you were to create a card using a heart shape as the base. 

Here's mine:

Stamp:  PWCO/Rachelle Anner Miller - 'Vday Bunny'
Cardstock:  PTI Stamper's Select White, Bazzill Basics (pink)
Image coloured with Copics
Glossy Accents on Bunny's heart, eyes & nose
'Stardust' Stickles
Flowers & button from stash

Saturday, January 15, 2011

CPS #200, SCS CC304, SCS CAS101

Hey y'all! 

Played along this time with:
Card Positioning Systems Sketch #200
SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge #304 (Red, White & Silver/Grey)
SplitCoast Stampers Clean And Simple Challenge (A Day in the Snow)

Supplies Used:
- PWCO/RAM Exclusive 'Flaky Friends'
- PTI Stamper's Select White Cardstock
- Three Bugs in a Rug ?  (wish I could remember, 'cause it's totally my favourite spotty red paper!)
- Lace trim spritzed with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz 'Silver'
- Paper Snowflake
- Silver Rhinestones
- Copic Sketch Markers
- Corner Rounder
- Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles & Glossy Accents

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gauche Alchemy Goes Shopping!

Part 2
- Getting Organized -
Live now, over at Gauche Alchemy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Hey y'all!

Thought I'd play along with:
Colour Q Challenge #67
SCS Sketch Challenge #315

Supplies Used:
- PWCO/RAM Exclusive 'Vday Bunny'
- PTI Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White Cardstock
- PTI Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dots Patterned Paper
- Copic Sketch Markers
- Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles & Glossy Accents
- Buttons
- Crochet Thread
- Nesties 'Labels 4'

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Hey everyone! 

I made this card to play along with SCS' Sketch Challenge 314.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  PWCO/RAM Exclusive 'Love You Always'
Paper:  Bo Bunny Love Bandit Collection 'Bee Mine'
Miscellaneous:  Copic Sketch Markers
                        PTI Stamper's Select White Cardstock
                        PTI Scarlet Jewel & Pure Poppy Felt
                        PTI Heart Prints Die
                        Ranger 'Stardust' Stickles & Glossy Accents

Saturday, January 8, 2011

PWCO Super Saturday!

Hey hey!

I'm back again today with a project for PaperWorks Co's Saturday Special feature!  I had so much fun playing with the little owls from the NEW RELEASE that I decided to use them again to brighten up my Copic Soup Can (aka, how I move my Copics to my workspace and keep them out of Lily's reach).

 For all the deets, check out the post over at PWCO!


Friday, January 7, 2011

With Love From PaperWorks Co & Rachelle Anne Miller! (ok, ok, and me, too!)

WOO HOOO!! It's that time again - PaperWorks Co has teamed up with the fabulous Rachelle Anne Miller to bring you their latest exclusive release just in time for Valentine's Day!!!

You should be arriving here after visiting the lovely Carisa.  If you're just popping by 'cause you love me (read: 'cause I finally posted something and you're just checking in to see if it's someone else to say I'm dead) - you'll want to begin the hop at the PWCO Blog HERE!

You can find all 6 of the new stamps in the store HERE - and make sure you comment on all the blogs throughout the hop - I *might* have heard something about Peggy picking out 6 random commenters to each win one of the new stamps!

I was tasked with the duty of bringing TWO of these new cuties to life... *oh, what a hardship!*  LOL!

First up, Whoo Loves You?! 
Why, me of course!

So much so, that not only do I bring you two super incredibly cute owls, but I bring them to you in peach and teal!

Supplies used:
Stamp:  Whoo Loves You? (PWCO/RAM)
Papers:  SU! Taken With Teal, Bazzill Smoothies White, Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious Mini Deck
Stardust Stickles
Spellbinders Classic & Scalloped Rectangles, Classic & Scalloped Hearts
SU! Word Window Punch
Flower & Rhinestones from my stash
Copics:  R01, R02, R05, BG13, BG15, BG18, YR12, V15, YG21, YG25, E55, E57, E59, B0000, B000

Next up:  Love You Always!

For this one, I created a little Valentine gift set that is most definitely NOT traditionally coloured!

 Not sure where these "test tubes" came from... but I've got about 100 of them in my studio.  I thought they'd be super cute filled with little mini M&M's or cinnamon hearts.  Conversation hearts might be too big...
(remember folks - I live in a small town.  It's not like I can just run to Wal-Mart to pick up yummy candies that my hips don't need just for display purposes!)

 Check out that super sparkly ribbon that coordinates perfectly with this project!  It began life as a shimmery white ribbon... but, with a little Copic love - TAAA DAA!  Matchy-matchy!  (I then just adhered the ribbon to the outside of the tubes with 1/8" Scor-Tape!)
Bling much?!  I figured everything else was so shiny & shimmery that I'd best not forget the tops of the tubes, as well!  Yay for self adhesive rhinestones!! (Move over diamonds, this girl's got a new best friend!)

And finally, the card.  Can't really tell in the photo, but the large rhinestones are coloured the same peach as the ribbon & the little bees, just to tie everything together.

Supplies used:

Stamp: Love You Always (PWCO/RAM)
Papers: PTI Harvest Gold, Bazzill Smoothies White, Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious Mini Deck
Stardust Stickles
Spellbinders Labels 14
Test Tubes, Shimmery Ribbon & Rhinestones from my stash
Copics: R02, BG13, BG18, V09, V15, YG21, YG25, E55, E57, E59, B0000, B000

Well, that's it from me folks - make sure to check out the rest of the girls on the hop! 
(You should be off to visit Kerri next!!)


Steph J  <-- you are here!  (Thanks!)
PaperWorks Co. Blog


Gauche Alchemy - Finally!

Yup, life's a crazy thing.  Not sure if you're anything like me, but I can never have enough calendars!

Check out my post today over at Gauche Alchemy to see how I started out organizing my New Year!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back -

with TWO crafty posts after this one today - so make sure you check 'em out, 'cause there's a new release blog hop in there that you do not want to miss (that goes live at 10AM CST)!

Anyone else have crazy holidays?  Mine weren't even actually all that crazy, but the time sure flew by fast.  I forgot what it was like having BOTH girls home for a solid 14 days!!  LOL!!!!

Christmas went well - the girls both got everything they wanted (how do I know what Lily wanted?  Why, I took her shopping... then proceeded to go home with the things she picked out & wrapped them.  Ahhhh, the beauty of being only 1.5!).  Wanna know why I don't scrapbook?  That'd be because I totally forget to take pictures.  I did get a few shots though - Emily's Southern Grandma sent her a couple boxed sets of Junie B. Jones books, and they were a major hit.  Here's Em (and Lil, aka Emily's Shadow) checking out her new books while on the phone with Grandma Sheryl to thank her:

See that little barn in the corner of the photos?  Lily got that from Scott's parents.  She also got the cutest little maid's cart (JUST like the ones in hotels!) from us, because it's forever a battle to get my broom away from her so I can actually use it.  Ever since Boxing Day, Lily's morning routine has become:  wake up, yell at dad: "SHOW!  Mouse!!  please?!" (to turn on the tv, because Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is usually on), pull out the farm and move the animals and farmers around going 'do do dooo do dooooooo' as they 'walk', put the farm away, and get out the maid cart to sweep and mop the floors and the coffee table.  After all that, she comes to the kitchen counter, stands right under where the bananas are, and says, "Mum!  NAAAAAA!!! please?!" and there had better be bananas in the house, or Ms. Stubborn will refuse to eat anything else for at least an hour.  Did I mention she's 19 months now?  Holy crap.  She's definitely got a much calmer vibe to her (she doesn't remind me of a hummingbird the way Emily does) but she's definitely got her own spunk.  Who wants to bet I'll be Clairol's biggest customer by the time I'm 30?! 

Emily started back to school today.  She was quite excited about that - even despite being hit with a spelling test that we both totally didn't realize she was going to have.  (One of those things; we know she has spelling tests on Thursdays, but it just didn't register that today was Thursday, I guess.)  Even so, she wound up with 9/10, plus the bonus word.  Her mistake?  Mis-hearing the word 'brim' - thought her teacher was saying 'grim'.  Ooops.  (Wanna bet she just wasn't listening in the first place? LOL)

Lily had her first nap since Christmas today.  She doesn't sleep during the day if there's anyone else around - totally a combo of 'boring mom' and 'she might miss something if there's someone else around'.... or, it could be that Emily's just loud... and that she's had a different friend over pretty much every day.  Those of you with multiple children probably know how it goes.

I've been on the hunt for my mojo.  It went missing with the holidays... and when I have been getting crafty, it's almost always for PSA Essentials, which requires me to work a month in advance - and then doesn't allow me to blog my creations 'til at least 7 days after they're posted on the PSA blog (and I have no idea what days things are supposed to go live).  I don't know if anyone else is in that situation - but I find the way it is results in me totally forgetting to watch for my projects, and then not remembering to actually come back to blog them.  Pain in the arse, really.  It's a good thing those stamps rock... and that I feel totally honoured to be on the team, since I truly was asked if I'd take it on - I had no idea they existed, so I didn't go through the full application routine.  That's pretty cool... and the fact that there are opportunities for my projects to be shown on HSN totally helps ease the pain, too.  (Check out the PSA blog - there's a little info on there about the HSN debut February 1)

Annnndddd on that note.... I have a zillion and four things to do still, and it's already 11:30.  Taking on all of the posting and organizing duties at Gauche maybe wasn't my swiftest move... but it had to be done - and I'm glad to be able to help Amy out any way I can.  {Heart} that chickie, that's for sure.

Like I said - check out the next 2 posts - one's GA-related, and the other's PWCO & Rachelle Anne Miller's LOVE Release!