Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hello Kitty!


I've got a couple Hello, Kitty projects showing over at the PSA Essentials blog today - namely, these two:

I also made this third one, but am apparently incapable of photographing it properly.  I swear, everything is placed on it straight - but it just doesn't look like it in the photo!

(Ok, well, not totally straight, as I did move the middle panel to be slightly lower - but it's also popped up, for some dimension...)

Make sure you click over to the PSA Essentials blog today, too - Libby's offering up some yummy blog  candy! 
 (Namely, one lucky winner will be receiving their favourite licensed Peel 'N' Stick stamp pack!)

Supplies Used:

#1 - HK with Drink.
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Lemonade 6x6 Pad (BasicGrey),
Stamp: Hello Kitty 'Garden Club' (PSA Essentials)
Tools: 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch (SU!)
Image coloured with Copic Markers, SKETCH FROM CPS - #202

#2 - HK Beach Babe:
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Polka Dot Parade 8x8 Pad (PTI)
Stamp: Hello Kitty 'Summer Fun' (PSA Essentials)
Image coloured with Copic Markers, SKETCH FROM CPS - #204

#3 - HK Airplane:
Cardstock:  Kraft (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Little Boy - Road Map (Echo Park)
Stamp:  Hello Kitty 'On The Go' (PSA Essentials)
Miscellaneous:  Little Boy Element Stickers (Echo Park)
Tools:  Take Three Die (PTI)
Image coloured with Copic Markers

Friday, March 25, 2011

Busy, busy!

Hey everyone!

It was my Saturday at PWCO last weekend - and I totally forgot to show that project here.  The centre panel (with sentiment) is popped up, so the card's got some dimension, too.
Supplies Used: 
Papers:  Little Boy - 'In The Clouds' (Echo Park); Ocean Tides (PTI)
Other:  Little Boy - Element Stickers (Echo Park); Stick With It - Simply Sweet Alphas (DoodleBug); Metallic Teal Dew Drops (Robin's Nest)
Stash:  rub-on & glitter

Also, I'm posting over at GA today - I really love how this card turned out.  I painted a bit, and used my favourite Simply Betty stamp (Valentine Betty - she's coloured with Copics) - Betty's popped up, as well.  Don't forget to head over to the GA Blog & leave some comment love here and there - at the end of every month, I randomly draw a winner for some GA Stash from the comments that have been left during the month.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Valentine Betty (Simply Betty Stamps)
Other:  Ephemera from Wholey Sheet Kit & Black Out Kit (Gauche Alchemy)
Stash:  Black Diamond Stickles (Ranger); various acrylic paints; Glimmer Glaze (Tattered Angels); Textured Black Card Base (DCWV)

My mother-in-law also recently sent over some Daffodils (from the Cancer fundraiser), so I whipped up this quick Thank You card (heavily inspired by Maile Belles - love that girl's blog when I need a quick idea).
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Year of Flowers - Daffodils, Background Basics: Textstyle; can't remember which set the sentiment's from. (PTI)
Papers:  Kraft, True Black (PTI)
Tools:  Martha Stewart Border Punch, Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Miscellaneous:  True Black Button (PTI); yellow Baker's Twine

Also, a couple of very sweet friends of mine were both in need of some thank you's, and they happened to really enjoy my carrot muffins, so I made a matching card/gift tag/gift box set for each of them.  (Didn't get a picture of the muffin box - it was a simple square Kraft base, with a Vellum lid - tied up pretty with some Dark Chocolate Baker's Twine).  The smiling carrots on the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety paper were just too perfect for this project!
Supplies used:
Stamps:  Just For You (PTI); Cupcake Anya (TGF)
Papers:  Garden Variety 6x6 Pad (Cosmo Cricket); Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Orange Zest (PTI)
Tools:  Guidelines Impression Plate, Limitless Layers 1.75" Circle Die Collection, Tag Sale #3 Die (PTI); Scallop Border Punch (EK Success); Classic Squares & Classic Scalloped Squares (Spellbinders)
Stash:  rhinestones

And that's it for now folks - I don't feel like typing any more!
Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 18, 2011

PWCO New Release!

Hi everyone!

How have you enjoyed the hop so far?
I personally LOVE this new Abigail C. lineup -  
these images are just SO cute!!!!

If you're just popping by my blog, you'll want to start back at the PWCO Blog so you don't miss anything; if you've come here from Cabio's Blog, you're on the right track!

Today, I've got 6 (!) projects to share with you!
(Some more simple than others... all just plain cute!)

Stamp:  Abigail C - Huggabear
Paper:  Nature's Garden (DoodleBug); Spring Rain (PTI)
Miscellaneous:   Tutti Fruitti Fancy Frills (DoodleBug); pearls (stash)

Stamp:  Abigail C - Bundle Up
Papers:  Plum Blossoms (DoodleBug); Stamper's Select White (PTI); Lavender (stash)
Tools:  Labels 14 (Spellbinders); Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Miscellaneous:  Sugar Plum Cardstock Stickers (DoodleBug); flowers, button, crochet thread (stash)

Stamp:  Abigail C - Medic Abby
Papers:  Ice Cream Parlor, Sprinkles (DoodleBug); Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse (PTI)
Miscellaneous:  ribbon, rhinestones (stash)

Stamps:  Abigail C - Nurse Abby; Mixed Messages (PTI)
Papers:  Matilda Mini Deck (Cosmo Cricket); Plum Pudding, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Tools:  Threading Water Edge Punch (Fiskars)
Miscellaneous:  Lilac Sugar Coated Glitter (DoodleBug); flowers, button, crochet thread (stash)

Stamps:  Abigail C - Sick in Bed; Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Papers:  Cherry Cobbler (DoodleBug); Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Tools:  Mat Stack 5 Die, Double Ended Banners Die (PTI); Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Miscellaneous:  flowers, button (stash)
Stamps:  Abigail C - Get Well Soon; Flower Fusion #1 (PTI)
Paper:  Plum Pudding (PTI); Tempting Turquoise (SU!); patterned paper scrap
Tools:  Word Window Punch (SU!); Limitless Layers 2.5" Circle Die Collection, Tag Sale #4 Die, Double Ended Banner Die (PTI)
Miscellaneous:  rhinestones (stash)
That's it, folks (whew!) - head on back to the PWCO Blog and let the wheeling & dealing begin!

Also - don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs along the way -
Peggy will be choosing 6 random winners from the comments
to win one new release stamp each!

Oh, and here's the entire hop list, just in case you get lost!

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

PSA Essentials - Luck of the Irish Blog Hop!

Welcome to the PSA Essentials "Luck of the Irish" Blog Hop!!

If you're just stopping in, you should head to the PSA Stamp Camp Blog for all the deets - and to make sure you don't miss a thing!  If you're just getting here from visiting Sharon at the Prima Blog, then you're on the right track!

And guess what - not only are you getting the opportunity to be MAJORLY inspired by all the awesomeness along the way - but you can also have a shot at winning the "Luck of the Irish" goodie package from PSA Essentials! 

Here's how to enter to win:

- Start out at the PSA Essentials Blog, leave a comment & become a follower (if you aren't already!) 
- Next, hop to each of the blogs and leave a comment telling the designer what you like about her work. 

After the hop has ended,
PSA Essentials will choose one lucky person at random to win
 a custom stamp, 3 Peel & Stick packs, 2 inks & 1 alignment tool.
That’s a retail value of $150 – good luck!

Now - how about a little bit of that inspiration I was talking about?!

What do ya think?! 
Does it make you want to claim Irish descent regardless of your actual heritage?

Well, that's it from me -
head on over to visit Tracy Schultz for even more St. Patty's Inspiration!!

Also, just in case you get lost along the way, here's the entire hop list:
Stephanie Jones - <-- You are here!  (Thanks!)

Have a great day,

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Smirk - Fashionista (PSA Essentials); Kiss Me...I'm Irish (Studio G)
Cardstock:  Ripe Avocado, Rustic Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Distressed Dots (PTI)
Tools:  English Ivy Edger Punch, Corner Rounder (EK Success)
Copic Markers: YG97, E08, E19, E000, E11, R20
Miscellaneous:  Ripe Avocado Vintage Button, Ripe Avocado Satin Ribbon, Ripe Avocado Ink (PTI); Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko);  Creamy Brown Ink (ClearSnap)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PWCO March PaperCard Kit!

Hi everyone!

Looks like I'm pinch-hitting again this week - like it's such a hardship to play with the March PaperCard Kit from PaperWorks Co... LOL!

Today's card uses the current sketch at Mojo Monday, as well as the current Recipe Challenge from PWCO!

Happy Hump Day!

Supplies Used:
PWCO March PaperCard Kit
Abby C - Spring Swing (Image coloured with Copics)
Spellbinders Nestibilities - Classic Ovals Small
Stardust Stickles
Rhinestones, Ribbon, Button, Brads & Twine from stash!

Monday, March 14, 2011

PWCO New Release! AND PSA Essentials Blog Hop!

Busy week around here!

First up, on March 17, there's the PSA Essentials "Luck of the Irish" blog hop happening.  If you're in need of some St. Patrick's Luck, that'll be the hop to check out!

Next, on Saturday - PaperWorks Co. is having a NEW RELEASE!  This release will also be in the form of a blog hop - and you won't want to miss it!  It's another Day in the Life of Abigail C release - and this time, poor Abby's just not feeling well!  You can check out the pertinent info by clicking the blinkie - and we'll see ya on Saturday!

Later gators!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CANADIAN Original Scrapbox Giveaway Contest - WINNER!

Well, ladies & Gents...
Who wants to know who won the Ribbon Organizer from my blog contest...
AND an entry into the GRAND PRIZE drawing
for the Workbox on the Original Scrapbox blog?!

It was Comment #8 - left by KanataNewf...

KanataNewf has left a new comment on your post "CANADIAN Original Scrapbox Giveaway Contest!":

1. My fave from The Original Scrapbox is the Knotty Alder workbox. I've been drooling over it for months!
2. have been a Facebook Fan of The Original Scrapbox for some time.
3. Tweet can be found here!/kanatanewf/status/42711680093917184
4. And of course I am a follower of your blog.
5. There's a post on my blog about the contest here:
with a) the picture
b) the Canada Workbox Giveway link
c) the original scrapbox link
d) a link to the contest (to all nine hosting blogs)
6. And I have a link back to the contest on my sidebar via the contest photo!

Posted by KanataNewf to *Pink Star Creations* at March 1, 2011 4:45 PM

CONGRATS, Sheena! 
 If you could please have your full name, mailing address & phone number to me within the next 24 hours (so, by 8:00AM  CST on 3.10.2011!)
that would be awesome! 
(email me at PinkStarCreations (at) hotmail (dot) com!)
Thanks for playing, ladies!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Workshop #4 - Birthday Cards - 4.2.2011

Hello there!

More workshop samples...

What:  Birthday Card Workshop
(both male & female oriented cards!)
Cost:  $20/person

Please comment on this post, call, email or leave a message on FaceBook,
if you're interested in coming!


Workshop #3 - Rainbow Love Set - 3.15.2011

Hi everyone!

What:  Rainbow Love Notecard Set
Cost:  $30/person

 As always, please leave a comment on this post, call, email or FaceBook Message
if you'd like to attend!


PWCO Brings Sunshine & Spring Blooms!

Ack - anyone else getting cabin fever?!

I'm sooooo ready for sunshine & spring blooms
- swings & warmth -
walks & NO WINTER GEAR!~

And with that in mind... I made this:

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Abigail C - Spring Blooms
Other:  PWCO March PaperCard Kit
Image coloured with Copics!

Happy Tuesday!
I'll be working my butt off today,
putting together the samples for more local workshops!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Workshop #2 - Rainbow Set (1)

Hello, hello!

What:  Rainbow Set #1
Cost:  $15/person
This workshop will feature the following three cards:

Please leave a comment on this post, call, email or send a FaceBook Message,
if you'd like to attend!

Workshop #1 - Just a Little Note

Hey there!
What:  Just a Little Note Workshop
Cost:  $20/person 

This workshop will feature the following four cards:

If you're interested,
please feel free to comment on this post, call, email, or send a FaceBook message!


*Note:  The middle two cards were strongly inspired by the work of Maile Belles!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

PWCO Super Saturday!


It's my Super Saturday over at PWCO today.... here's my offering:

Realllllllllyyyyyy simple!  Dark Chocolate & Simply Chartreuse cardstock from PTI & Bo Bunny's Love Bandits Cut-outs Sheet!  (Oh yeah, and a few strategically placed pearls!)

Happy Saturday!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Birthday Card Workshop!

Hey there!

What:  Birthday Card Workshop
Cost:   $10/person
Go home with the following 2 cards:

If you're local & interested,
leave a comment on this post, call, send a FaceBook message, or email!

Thank you!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sweet November Stamps - March Release!

WOOO HOOO!!  First, let me just say a HUGE thank you to Amy for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this month's Sweet November Stamps release!!

Secondly, let me show you this amazing new image in action:

Virgo - in all her earthy glory!
I'm a Virgo myself, so let's just say I was a *little* excited when Amy gave me her to play with!  On a side note, this image is a little extra special to me, since it features that big gorgeous Lily, too - and that's my younger daughter's name!  She will be released on March 7 (in both digi & rubber!) at All That Scraps, along with the rest of the girls in the Zodiac - I can hardly wait to get my hands on them all!!

For more eye candy, make sure you visit the rest of the Sweet November girls:
Nancy (Guest)

And my Partner-in-Crime for the day, Suzi McKenzie!


Supplies Used:

Earthy Virgo: 
Stamp:  Virgo (Sweet November Stamps
Cardstock:  Dark Chocolate, Terracotta Tile, Pinefeather (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Indian Summer (BasicGrey)
Tools:  Double-Ended Banner Die, Beautiful Blooms II #1 Die Collection, Leaf Prints Die (PTI)
Miscellaneous:  Simply Sweet Alpha Rub-Ons (DoodleBug), Terracotta Tile & Dark Chocolate Felt (PTI), Pinefeather Button (PTI), Rustic Jute Button Twine (PTI)

Image coloured with Copics:  BG93, BG96, BG99, E000, E00, E04, E07, E08, E09, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, R20

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CANADIAN Original Scrapbox Giveaway Contest!


In celebration of our creative Canadian fans, The Original Scrapbox is hosting 9 preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for one Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox!


In order to be entered to win the Workbox, you need to enter to win the preliminary giveaway:

One Ribbon Box (Retail $19.95)  and one entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for a Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox which is one of their most popular and sought-after items.
News image

If you are selected as a preliminary winner of the Ribbon Box, you will then be entered into the grand prize drawing held on The Original Scrapbox Website on March 11, 2011. On that date, a random drawing will select a winner from all of the finalists to receive one Raised Panel Vanilla Workbox (value $1295.00 U.S. dollars).

*The contest is open to addresses in Canada only.

Giveaway open from March 1st to March 8th, 2011 at 11:59pm.

Giveaway Rules:
*You can only enter under one name
* It is possible to win more than one preliminary prize, which means it’s possible to be entered into the grand prize drawing more than once.
*All winner’s addresses must be Canadian addresses
*You must complete the required entry to be eligible to win

Here's how to enter:

First, become a follower of my blog (easiest way to watch to see if you win!)...

Then, visit the Original Scrapbox website, take a look around & leave me a comment telling me your favourite product!
Want some extra entries into this preliminary drawing?  Here's how:

Extra Entries:

  • Tweet the contest with linkback in your comment and use the hashtag #scrapbox in your tweet.
  • Facebook the contest with linkback in your comment
  • Add the contest button(pictured above) to your sidebar with a link to this contest
If you do any of those, make sure you leave comments with links!

To receive 15 extra entries, you must do the following 4 things together on your blog post and please leave a link back to your blog post with your comment (only one comment required, but you must leave a link so I can check your post.)
  1. Blog about the contest WITH a picture of the Workbox in your post and link back to this post, so people will know where to enter.
  2. In your blog post link the phrase "Canada Workbox Giveaway " to
  3. Link the phrase "The Original Scrapbox" to
  4. Link back to this contest, so that people know where to enter.

You can enter the preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the grand prize drawing at the following blogs:
Canadian Nickel Scrap'N
Pink Star Creations
Paper Inspirations By Danielle
Random Acts of Krafting
Chris's Creations
A Mom After God's Own Heart
Jenny's Scrapbooking Haven
Momma K Crafts
Andrea Walford at Sunny Stampin


*Disclosure: I received free product from The Original Scrapbox to host this giveaway. All rules must be followed and correct Canada address given for prize to be awarded.

Good Luck - and happy hoppin'!