Saturday, 29 September 2012

Embossing Challenge & News

Hi there and welcome back for another week's challenge on The Outlawz (Paper a la Mode Team). For this week's challenge, we would like you to create a stamped or embossed background. This is what I have come up with:

I used cardstock in Ivory and Black Onyx by GinaK Designs. The stamped rose image is from "A Year of Flowers" by Melanie Muenchinger and the sentiment is from the "Various Verses" stamp set. Both sets are available from GinaK Designs (here). I heat embossed both the images and the sentiment using versamark ink and black embossing powder. The ribbon is pure luxury, also from GinaK Designs.

I'm also entering this card in this week's Live Chat Challenge over on StampTV (STVLIVECHAT9).

The Sweet Stamp Shop has some very exciting news this week:

Visit The Store

Nicole has teamed up with Epiphany Crafts for this week and they have some SWEET stuff to share with one very lucky person. Do hop over there and show them some sweet to get yourself in the draw! They're also having a sale - their stamps are super cool and I highly recommend them! I'll be sharing some of my own creations using their stamps in the very near future (since the school holidays have just started!).

Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


Hi and welcome back,
Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments on our recent blog hop! I get a buzz every time someone comments on one of my blog posts. I had a fabulous time with all of you and would like to also thank Sean and Regina for everything they do to make these hops happen. Now without further ado, the winner of my special blog candy for this month's hop is ......... drumroll please ......

Cheryl Wright

Cheryl will receive the Various Verses stamp set by GinaK Designs as her prize.

I had so much fun, that I decided to draw a second prize winner, who will receive the card I made for the hop. That lucky person is 

Elaine (Ellapu)

Thank you so much for hopping along with us. We will have another hop for you next month. In the mean time, please pop in often as I continue to share my creations.

Big hugs,

Saturday, 22 September 2012

September Blog Hop with Sean & Regina

“Haunted Hop”

Hi everyone!  Thanks for playing along in our September blog hop!  The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina is featuring cards and sentiments celebrating HALLOWEEN this month! 
Join us on our haunting hop!  Each host/hostess will have a card creation posted with a Halloween theme.


Scrapbook Stamp Society is our blog hop sponsor!  The overall winner will receive digi’s from our sponsor.  Please visit them at! Also some of our blog hop host/hostess designers will be offering blog candy as prizes on their blog sites, so please do not forget to visit his/her blog (and leave a comment) to be eligible for bonus blog hop prizes!


The dark purple and orange cardstock are from GinaK Designs. The purple and white DP is by Basic Grey (Indie Bloom) and the dress-up image is by My Favourite Things (Funny Bunny - colouring with Copic markers). The sentiment is hand written and cut with Spellbinders' Fancy Tags. The twine is by The Twinery.

Now it is your turn to blog hop with all of our friends!   
The rules are simple:
  1. Leave a comment on my blog first (and become a follower to enter a chance to win the grand prize from Scrapbook Stamp Society)!  In addition, I am giving away some BONUS BLOG CANDY
  2. Go down the list of blogs visiting all of them (see below).  Leave comments on their blog pages to be eligible for bonus blog candy from select blog hosts. The blog hop host/hostee offering bonus blog candy will indicate that he/she has a bonus blog candy prize so read their blog post carefully.  Each blog will have the name and blog address for the next host/hostess in line for the blog hop.  Our number 2 on the list is Regina at (The next blog will be Regina’s and so on).
  3. At the end of the hop, a random winner will be chosen for the Blog Hop Grand Prize from our sponsor and select blog hop hosts for Bonus Blog Candy.  The deadline for leaving comments is Monday, September 24, 2012 at 8pm CST.   Winners of the Grand Prize and bonus Blog Candy will be announced Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
The Blog Hop with Sean & Regina participants are as follows:
Sean Fetterman
Regina Hardy
Zenita Smith
Lori McAree
Angela Bonnano
Patti Gilliam
Michele Smith
Jennifer Restivo
Nancy Leppek
Nancy Mullins
Madeleen Field
Roxie Nitti
Linda Brace Drozd

******** BONUS BLOG CANDY HERE ********
One lucky blog hopper will receive a prize from me in the form of a GinaK stamp set entitled Various Verses

Please sign up and leave a comment to be eligible to win blog candy here!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please hop over to Roxie’s blog at: and show her some love!


Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Outlawz - 'Tempus Fugit' Time Flies

Hi there,
I'm back this week with the latest challenge for the Paper a la Mode Team over on The Outlawz Challenges. This week my Teamies and I would like to challenge you with a project around 'Time'.  A couple of weeks ago I popped into one of my local stationery stores to see what notebooks they had in stock. I chanced upon 2 notebooks on clearance, and since they already had little pockets on the front, I snapped them up and decided to alter them by adding bits and pieces.


The DP is from the latest range by Echo Park entitled "For the Record". In addition to the set I used, there is als a pink/green/yellow version and I can't wait to use the pink version. The range also include matching chipboard embellishments as well as a set of brads. I cut the tags using a tag template I had in my stash and added the DP, chipboard and pearls, flowers and ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Outlawz - Card for a Teenager

Hi there and welcome back!

This week our Paper a la Mode team challenge is to create a card for the teenager in your life (boy or girl). I chose to make a birthday card for my teenage boy:

I chose the "Live Life Loud"stamp set by Tami Mayberry (available from GinaK Designs), and stamped the guitar image on Ivory cardstock (and then fussy cut each one). The guitars, borders and sentiment are all stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.

please do not forget to join for our September Haunted Hop with Sean & Regina!
The hop will start promptly at 8am on 21 September. Be there or be square!!

Thanks for popping in!

Saturday, 1 September 2012

The Outlawz - Celebrating the end of Summer

Hi there,

This week's challenge on The Outlawz' Paper a la Mode team is to create something 'Travel Inspired' to celebrate Labour Day and the end of Summer. I've had this little stamp set sitting on my shelf for just this occasion! I used the set called 'a little destination' by my little shoebox and Unity Stamp Company to create a card for someone about to leave on a trip:

I used GinaK Designs pure luxury cardstock in kraft and pink and stamped the images using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I stamped the sentiment in Archival Coffee and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I hand-wrote the words on the 'list' using an ultra fine Sharpie and distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz distresser. The seam binding ribbon is 'Rose' by The Cat's Pajamas. The flowers and brad are from my stash.

Thanks for popping in!