Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thank you and a winner!

I want to thank all of you for your kind comments about my card using the Leap Frog set from Storage Units Ink & More.

I have a very tired little boy (okay maybe not so little, but he is my baby). Aaron couldn't figure out why he was so tired when he thought he slept well at camp. I told him I was always that way too. It's go, go, go at camp and then come home and crash. Ü I can't wait til tomorrow when he is able to show us his pictures and tell us all about it. Maybe he will let me share a few with you.

Okay, I know, I know, it's time for the winner of Leap Frog...

Miss L said...
I LOVE frogs! Growing up, they were my favorite animal and I
have collected them since before I can remember. This set is absolutely adorable and one that I would use over and over again! Too cute!

Miss L, please e-mail me your full name and address and Denise will get your set out to you. You have until 6 pm tomorrow night to respond. If I don't hear from you, I will draw a new name. Thank you every one for entering!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"I'm so excited

and I just can't hide it..." -okay, don't have a clue to all the words of the song and it's probably just as well to what I do know LOL! BUT.....I can share some MORE good news with you!!
I have been accepted on the Embellish-It Online Design Team! Do you know how hard it is for me to keep ONE secret, let alone two back to back??!!
Now, I gotta get busy!!!!
I will have something new that isn't design team related posted tomorrow since the last few posts have all been design team related.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh Hoppy Day!

Edited again: Last nite when I was trying to get this post together Blogger went down and I'm just now noticing part of what I had written is gone. Most of it wasn't that important, but this card was inspired by the layout of Cambria's card on her blog. I wanted to be sure to give her credit for the layout.
Edited: Okay this is weird, the post at 6 this morning didn't show the card!! Here it is.
I am very excited to show you yet another new set from Storage Units, Ink & More. This one is called Leap Frog. Since I have two boys, I just had to have this set.
I used two images from this set to make this card. I actually stamped a whole sheet (8.5" x 11") with one frog using SU!'s Basic Grey ink to make my own background paper. I used orange, green and brown
Core'dinations cardstock for the solid color accents. This cardstock is soooo cool! It has a "core", but it's not white like alot of other companies. This cardstock has a COLORED core that is a different shade of the cardstock. It also has a texture like Bazzill making it a really nice quality. You can see from my card the lighter core color in the brown piece that I tore. This cardstock can also be sanded to show the core color which I also did with all 3 colors.
I used prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color my images. Added some stitching, ribbon and computer generated saying to finish it off.
Would you like a chance to win this set? Just leave a comment here to en
ter to win. I will draw a name sometime Thursday night after I pick up my youngest son from camp.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Toucan Thanks

I may be posting a few times today. There is an option to create a post and then set up the time you want it to be posted. Because tomorrow is the first day that the sneak peeks start on SU Ink & More, I want to be sure to have my post ready to guide you first thing in the morning. We've been having bad weather and I want to be sure that the post is able to go through in case I can't get on line.

This card was made with one of the images that I colored last month when I was working the polls. Images are SU!-I think both are retired.

Mr. Bumbly

This card was made for a challenge on Embellish It Online. If you want to play along you can go here.
Image is Mr. Bumbly from Inky Antics, paper is SU!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I told you all that I've been busy stamping and I have. But I didn't tell you all WHO I've been busy stamping for except some cards to go to convention for Inky Antics. Well....I've also been stamping for Denise Wenzloff. Ü

You may be familiar with Denise and her husband. They make the wonderful storage units for your ink pads, markers, reinkers, etc.

Well a few weeks ago I received an exciting e-mail from Denise asking me if I would be interested in being on her design team. I said "YES" right away! She has decided to expand her business and she's got some terrific new things coming. All will be revealed on July 1st but to get everyone buzzing they've come up with an amazing contest prize-The "MOTHERLOAD" of all prizes!! The details are on the new SUInk & More blog. Here is what it says:

"We're so excited to share our news with you that one lucky person will actually WIN the "MOTHERLOAD" of new products from Storage Units, Ink & More! You know...the whole kit & caboodle, the big kahuna, the whole enchilada, the big mama jamma!!! All of our new products will be unveiled on July 1st but this is YOUR chance to win it BEFORE you can buy it. Here's what one lucky person will receive:
6 brand new Storage Units, Ink & More! Clear Polymer Stamp Sets!
6 Storage Units, Ink & More! Inkpads and Reinkers in our very own colors!
4 packages of Core’dinations Cardstock!
1 set of 8 Acrylic Blocks
1 bottle of Ultra Stamp Cleaner
1 set of 12 Copic Markers in our hand chosen colors!

What do you have to do to enter? Head on over to the Storage Units, Ink & More blog and add a comment to THIS POST letting us know what kinds of stamp images you'd like to see in the future. Easy-peezy, right?! Give it a little thought because you can only enter once. Entries will be accepted from June 17th through June 30th. One winner will be randomly chosen and revealed on the Storage Units, Ink & More blog on Tuesday, July 1st. GOOD LUCK and THANKS FOR HELPING US CELEBRATE OUR NEW PRODUCTS!"

The brand new SUInk & More Design Team will begin posting SNEAK PEEKS on Friday, June 20th to both their own blogs and the SUInk blog. You should definitely check back to see what they've created. The first designer to share will be

Lauren Meader.
The other design team members include: Kendra Giles, Leigh O'Brien, Kathie Bailey, Dawn Easton, Bethany Paull, Susan Liles and Kimberly Gajewski.

Don't forget to click on the image below to enter to win the "Motherload" of all blog candy!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Proof I've been stamping and a reject

Here are the cards (upside down) that I put in the mail today. You can see the color combination in the colored pencils and paper that I used for all 28 cards.
Here is the "reject". I sent this in to 3-4 places for submission and didn't hear from any of them, so I will post it here for you all to see.

Friday, June 6, 2008

National Donut Day!

Yep! According to MSN's homepage, today is National Donut Day.
So, go make donuts or buy one of your favorites. I mixed some up this morning and they should be ready by late this afternoon if you want to come over for one. Ü

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

End of the chicks...

Here are the last of the chicks I made for Inky Antics for CHA in January. Hope you didn't get too sick of them! Ü Now, I better get something ready for tomorrow.