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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thinking Of You - LSS

Lindsay has an awesome new stamp set  "Nature's Christmas".  I love it.
OK ... so it's not a Christmas Card.....LOL.  I live in West Virginia and our State Bird is The Cardinal.  We also have Pine Trees all over the place.  So as far as I am concerned this Cardinal is a year 'round stamp for me.  When I first saw this set I printed 4 Cardinals and colored all 4 of them.  I'll be using this stamp a lot and for all Seasons.   Here is a pic of the set:

Isn't it wonderful?  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils blended with OMS.  You can get this set as well as many others (including another new Christmas Set at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at  mygrafico.   

Don't forget to stop by Lindsay's Blog and the rest of the DT blogs and see what they have for this week.  And as usual Lindsay will have a freebie for you.  I can't wait to see!!!!

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Thanks so much for coming by,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

D2D - Peace and Comfort

This week Faith ...  for the progressive challenge at Designed2Delight Delightful Inspiration ... sent us a gorgeous set.  "Peace and Comfort".  Here is what I did.....

The paper was kinda bright so I distressed with Linen Distress Ink to dull it down.  I colored the images with Crayola Crayons.  The rest is self explanatory.  The challenge this time at Double Delight was to sponge or distress so I am entering this over there too.  Thanks Faith for such a Beautiful Set!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 27, 2010

DD Challenge #18 - "Critter Mad"

The Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge this time is to make a project with a "Critter" on it.  It could be an animal, rodent, bug etc.  I chose to use "Casey The Caterpillar" from Miss Daisy's "Buggin' Out" set.

Casey just looks like he has something to say.. LOL  This is a fun image and a fun set.  You can find him at Daisy's Digi Doodles HERE.  Be sure and check out the rest of the Design Teams cards and then head over and get your project entered at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges.

* Joanne * Mary * Lawren * Tina * Sharon * Monika * 

Incy Wincy  -  Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  -  Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Day 7 - "Daisy Doodles 7 Day $1 Showcase"

This is it!  The last day of the showcase.  If you have been with me all week I would like to say Thank You!  I hope that my DT mates and I have inspired you ...  and that you have discovered some $1 stamps for your own use.  This last card is a Christmas Card.

This "Stocking" image is a FREE image.  It comes free with most of the $1 Christmas Stamps.  The goal was to do a simple card each day for 7 days and mine were all pretty simple.  I want to thank Tina for coming up with the idea and inviting Jo and I to participate with her.  Myself ... well I have enjoyed it and hope you did, too.  If you haven't been to see their cards then by all means..... GO!  Both of them have some fabulous cards.  You can find them at Tina's Crafty Place and Joanne's Cardology, Etc.  Please stop by Miss Daisy's Store and look around the $1 bargain section.  There are some awesome $1 Stamps.  A good place to get some great images for Christmas and just $1.  She has put several brand new ones in there.   :)  Oh and almost forgot .... Monday will start a new challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog so be sure and catch us over there.

2 Sisters  -  Christmas
Allsorts  -  Plain and Simple
Totally Gorjuss  -  Christmas
Sew Many Cards  -  Digi Stamp and Christmas
Bah! Humbug  -  Christmas
Winter Wonderland  -  Christmas
ABC Christmas  -  Christmas

Thanks a bunch for hanging with me,

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day 6 - Daisy Doodles 7 Day $1 Showcase

Almost there ..  it's Day 6 and then one more day to go.  For today I chose the image "Giraffes".  A Mom and Baby Giraffe for ONLY $1.

This is a really cute image for a child.  As usual no sentiment coz I don't know yet who it is going to be for.  
You can find this as well as other awesome stamps for $1 at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  Go have a look see.  You are sure to find something you like.  And while you are there go to the Forum and get in on the challenge there for great prizes.  Also visit Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog  for the challenge there.  Hope to see you.    :)

 If you have been with me all week then you know that 2 of my DT mates and I are doing this showcase so don't forget to go by and see what they are up to today.


Please stop back by tomorrow for the final day of the showcase!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 5 - "Daisy Doodles 7 Day Showcase"

WOOHOO!!!!   Day 5 of the showcase is here.  This is my favorite card for the week.  But then again I LOVE FALL!!!
This isn't actually a $1 stamp but if you do my friend Joann's shopping math there are 5 stamps in this set for $2.00 ... so divided by 5 that comes out to 40 cents which is even better!!!!  Go over to Daisy's Digi Doodles and check it out.  Some stamps are also on sale.  And then go and see what Tina and Joanne have for you today.  Don't forget to check back tomorrow ...  we have 2 more days left.

See you tomorrow .... thanks for coming by!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Day 4 - "Daisy Doodles 7 Day $1 Showcase

Day 4 and I have another $1 Stamp to show you.  This one is "Pumpkin" and can be found HERE.

I love anything to do with Fall and I love this image.  Can ya guess what I colored it with?  Nope .. not Prisma Pencils.  Crayola Crayons blended with baby oil.  My very favorite thing to do is color and I like to try as many different techniques as possible.  Hop over to Daisy's Digi Doodles and you can pick up this stamp for only $1.  There is an entire $1 section.   But first see what Tina and Joanne have for you today.
Charisma Cardz  -  Anything Goes
AIFactory  -  Anything Goes
Craftalicious  -  Thanks

Thanks for coming by and I'll see ya tomorrow,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall with LSS

Thursday means Lindsays Stamp Stuff Day.  Today I am using stamps from the "Sketchy Leaves" Set again. I made 2 cards.
The Maple Leaf ...

and The Oak Leaf ...

I truly believe that Fall is the most beautiful time of year.  I always think of the song "God's Coloring Book" when I look across the hills and see the trees in all their color and beauty.  

For these cards I also used Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Paper.  I think it is gorgeous and perfect for Fall Cards.  Both are colored with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  I am working on coloring leaves to look more realistic.  I'll get there ... LOL  

There is a sale  for 40% off everything at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at mygrafico.  So it would be a good time to get these sets for your fall cards.  Plus a couple of AWESOME new Christmas sets.  The sale runs from midnight to midnight... all day Sept. 23rd.  

Stop by Lindsay's Blog to see what she has for you this week.  She always has the best freebies.  :)  Then visit each of the DT Blogs to see what they have in store for the week.  I can't wait to see!

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

Crafty Catz Weekly  -  Chocolate and Green  (2nd Card)
Everybody-Art-Challenge    -  Autumn
My Sheri Crafts -  Autumn
Paper Playtime  -  Autumn
A Spoonfull Of Sugar  -  Anything Goes

     Thanks for stopping by,    

Day 3 - "Daisy Doodles $1 Stamp Showcase"

Yep .. Day 3 already!!  The stamp I am using today is one in a set of 3 stamps called "Fruit Bunch" .  The whole set is $1.50 so if you do Joanne's shopping math that comes out to .... 50 cents !! WOW!!  That's a bargain!

These fruit stamps are just way too cute.  If you scroll down to the previous post you can see the orange.  Stop by Daisy's Digi Doodles and check out the $1 Section for yourself.  And check back here tomorrow for Day 4 of the show case.  Oh and don't forget my Design Team Pals Blogs who are also showcasing the $1 Stamps.
Challenges:   Anything Goes  -  Cute
                    The Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
                     Stamp Something  - Use A Digi
Until tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

D2D - "Scaredy Cat"

I am lovin' this image!!  This is the new image for this week at Designed 2 Delight... Delightful Inspiration.  I don't know how Faith does it but she always comes up with something fabulous and this one is no exception.

When it comes to spiders I am a scaredy cat, too...LOL.  YUK!!!    Anyway go over to the D2D Blog and check out the Challange Rules.  This is a progressive challenge and a lot of fun!

"Orange Ya Glad"

If you have not been to Daisy's Digi Doodles Forum ... then you must go.  Miss Daisy has some freebies over there that are awesome.  I used 2 of the freebie frames and her Orange from the "Fruit Bunch" set and created this card in all of 15 minutes  ...  including coloring:

How cute is this!?!  Go over and see what's there.  There are 3 of the cutest fruits in this set and it is ONLY $1.50.   And while you are there check the details of the Forum Challenge.  You can win a Guest Designer of the Month spot as well as a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the store.  What are ya waiting for!?!?
Anything Goes  -  Cute  (this is cute...right?)
I Did It Creations  -  Simple

Scroll down to see my post for the $1 Showcase.  Thanks soooo much for coming by!

Day 2 - "Daisy Doodles 7 Day $1 Showcase"

It's Day 2 of the Showcase and if you stopped by yesterday then you know that  a couple of the DT Gals and I are posting a card a day for 7 days using $1 Stamps  from Daisy's Digi Doodles.  Here is my card for today:

Mmmmmmmmmmmm!!  I LOVE APPLE PIE!!!!!  Well .. really I love Apple anything..LOL.  So when I saw this I had to use it  (And it's only $1).  I will add a sentiment when I actually use the card.  I like doing cards without the sentiments for my card stash so I can add what I want later.

Check out  my DT Pal's Blogs to see more:
And stop back tomorrow for Day 3.
Head on over to the
 store and pick up a bargain for yourself.
 Forum is a great place to enter the Designer of the Month challenge that could win you $10 in free merchandise.

Karber Weekly Challenge  -  Food and Beverages
Paper Sundaes  -  Fall or Halloween Colors
Raise The Bar  -  Something Yummy

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 20, 2010

"The 7 Day Daisy Doodles $1 Showcase!"

Yep!  That's right!  A couple of my Design Team mates and I are posting a card every day for the next 7 days using  mostly images from the $1 section at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  Miss Daisy has quite a few wonderful images for just $1.  For my first one I am using "Birthday Candles".  I love this image.  I plan on using it a lot...LOL!  And .. it is just $1.

If you haven't been already you must go to Tina and Joanne's Blogs.  They have some amazing cards to show you.  Then go visit the Store and see the images Miss Daisy has created.  While you are there check out the Forum and enter the challenge over there.  Stop by tomorrow to see what we have for you.

Aly's Sunday Challenge  -  Sparkle and Glitter (Candle Flames)
Tellen's Place  - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge  -  "U" Unused Stash (Paper)
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central  -  Anything Goes

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autumn with LSS

It's LSS Thursday and I didn't use the Steampunk Stamps this time...LOL ... although I did have a couple of them going.  :)  I am sooo lovin' all the fall stuff and decided I wanted to do a Fall card.

This is an image from Lindsay's "Sketchy Leaves" Stamp Set.  I love this set.  This whole set is really awesome.You can find it HERE.  Drop by Lindsay's store at mygrafico for this and many other lovely sets.

And if you shop now there is a SALE going on through tomorrow..Sept. 17.
Be sure and stop by Lindsay's Blog and grab the freebie she has for you.  Then check out the rest of the DT and see what inspiration they have for you.

***  Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)  ***
*  Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator  *  Shannon Neparko  *  Margie Visnick  *  Tracey Allen  *  Melissa Craig  *    Leanne Garner  *   Cindi Hooks  *  Micki Harper  *  Karin Martin  *     Rhonda Walker (that's me)  *  Diane Bove  *  Tracy Vinson   *  Laurel Seabrook  *
Pollycraft Monday  -  Autumn Colors
Mark's Finest Papers  -  Fall Colors
Your Next Stamp  -  Give Thanks
Incy Wincy Designs -  Autumn Colors
Allsorts Challenge  -  Colors of Autumn

Monday, September 13, 2010

D2D - Sew Kind

The image this week at Designed2Delight is "Sew Kind" and what a cutie it is.

I had planned on using the sketch at Double Delight but I forgot until after..LOL  Oh well!  I colored it with Prismas and OMS and used Scribbles for the flower centers.  I stitched it all together on my sewing machine and added crocheted flowers and leaf with a button.  Check out D2D ... Faith has awesome images.  You can find all of her images here.

Daisy Doodles - "Keep It Simple" Challenge

The new challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Blog is "Keep It Simple".  We were challenged to do a card using only one (1) embellishment.  I love the Clean and Simple Cards myself.  With Fall fast approaching I am  finding myself working on Fall cards.  It is getting cooler here... but beautiful weather right now.  50's at night and 70's during the day.  How perfect is that?  Anyway I felt the urge to hang on to Summer a little longer... LOL.  I chose the "Hammock" image from Daisy Doodles Summer Set for my card this time.
I have used this image several times.  You can find this image as well as many others at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  This time I did it a little differently.  I have been watching the videos at Gina K.'s Stamp TV and cased one of her simple Christmas cards.  (I've been casing her a lot lately) Very easy!
Supplies Used:
White Card Base ... Black Cardstock ... Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder ... Black Ribbon ... $1 Clear Stamp for Sentiment  ... Prisma Pencils ... OMS

Stop by and visit the rest of the DT blogs to see their cards.  You can find them in the left sidebar here on my blog.

Just a reminder about some other things going on this month.  There is a challenge (Open Theme) at the Daisy's Digi Doodles Forum with a nice prize.  And also a contest to Design A Badge. Details are here.  And Store Specials for the month.  

Little Paper Shop  -  Clean and Simple
Gingerloft Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers  -  Clean and Simple
By The Cute and Girly  -  Indian Summer

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

LSS Thursday

Today is Lindsay's Stamp Stuff  Day and once again I am using her "Steampunk Set".  I don't think I will ever tire of using this set.  I really really like it.

You can find this set as well as others at mygrafico.  
Here is what I used to make this set:
  • Olive Card stock
  • Page from a Spanish Book
  • Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
  • Tim Holtz Clear Stamp
  • Scribbles Paint
  • Black Organza Ribbon
  • LSS Steamppunk Digi
Go to Lindsay's Blog and see what she has for you today and then to the rest of the DT to see what they have come up with.  I always look so forward to their projects.  All of them are truly talented.

***  Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)  ***
*  Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator  *  Shannon Neparko  *  Margie Visnick  *  Tracey Allen  *  Melissa Craig  *    Leanne Garner  *  Tamara Bennett  *  Cindi Hooks  *  Micki Harper  *  Karin Martin  *  Jennifer Bliss  *   Rhonda Walker (that's me)  *  Diane Bove  *  Tracy Vinson   *  Laurel Seabrook  *
2 Sisters Challenge Blog  -  Monochromatic
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  -  Vintage
Creative Friday  -  Monochrome
Stampin' For The Weekend  -  Shabby or Vintage

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

D2D - "Oak Wreath"

This week we had another Fall Image from Faith over at Designed2Delight Delightful Inspiration.  This one is called "Oak Wreath"

Forgive the photo...my camera batteries are dead and I haven't gone out to get more so I had to scan it.  Also after I scanned it I realized that I didn't have another piece of  DP that I had cut to use on this.  It had the golds in it and was suppose to go behind the brown.  Oh well...LOL  Go over and check out Delightful Inspiration and get in on the fun.  This card also qualifies for The Double Delight Challenge.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


There is a challenge going on at the Daisy's Digi Doodles Forum.  It is an "Anything Goes" challenge with the only stipulation being you must use a Daisy Doodles Image.  I will post all the details at the end of this post.  Here is my card....

I love this little Robin.  He is part of the Christmas Set HERE.  So why don't you join us at the DDD Forum and enter your card?

Rules and details

*You must use a Daisy Doodles image on your creation for every challenge.
*The creation photo or link to the photo must be posted on the forum.
     If you create a link, please be sure that it's to the photo directly.
     Should you post to a forum like SCS, CDAC or a gallery like Flickr, etc. please use DDDOTM
*You can enter as many times as you like but a different Daisy Doodle image must be used.
*Your entry must be a new creation and posted on or after the start of the challenge.
*Feel free to link to your blog so we can see your details, and other photos of your creation.
#Each challenge will run for the entire month.
# The prize for each month's winner is:
     1. Title: the DD Designer of the Month
     2. Shown on Forum, the DDCC blog and the newsletter with link to your blog.
     3. You will have your name on a permanent list of DDDOTM on the Forum and DDCC blog.
     4. And last, but definitely not least, you will receive a Gift Certificate to the Daisy's Digi   Doodles Store for $10.00

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hop with brand new Digi Blog Hop

Today is the launch of a brand new Digi Blog Hop.  If you came here from Vicki's blog then you are on the right track.  If not then go back HERE to start at the beginning.  Follow along with us .. The Hopetts .. for your chance to win an assortment of Digi Stamps.  This will be a monthly hop with new Digi's every month.  

Here is my card with an image from The Character Cafe....

At each blog you will collect a letter  to form a sentence.  After you have all the letters to to the
 Digi Blog Hop and post the sentence in a comment.  So come and hop along with us.  My letter is "O".  The next stop is Laura...  I can't wait to see what she has for you.  

Here are the details about the hop:
The Digi blog hop is just that. A monthly blog hop hosted by our resident designers and resident DT.

To be in with a chance of winning one of our monthly hops there are a few rules you need to follow.

1. Leave a comment on each of our DT's hopetts pages
2. At the end of the hop you must come back to the Digi blog hop and leave your final comment. A number will be chosen at random if your comment is that number on the list then you win all of the images used in that months hop, along with our resident designers bumper pack of images and our sponsor of the months prize.
3.The most importand rule is to HAVE FUN.

The blog hop will start on the first Monday of each month and you have until the 25th of the month to take part or to complete the requirements of the blog hop, i.e to follow and leave a comment on each blog.

A winner will be announced at random and will win the blog candy on offer.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

IT'S A BOY!!!!!

Today for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff we are having a Virtual Baby Shower!!!!  How cool is that!?!  Tamara (one of the girls on the DT) is having a baby boy.  If she doesn't have him by tonight they are going to induce her.  Isn't this exciting???  So Tamara ... Congratulations to you!!!

For Tamara's card here are the stamps I used from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff at mygrafico:

Baby Shoe from the Babies and Bows set HERE.
Bingo Cards from her Freebie  set HERE.
The paper is also Lindsay's from Shabby Houndstooth Paper Pack and can be found HERE

I crocheted the flower and I hope it makes it through the mail OK.  
Make sure you go to Lindsay's Blog and see what she has for us this week.  And the Design Team Blogs to see their cards for Tamara.  I can't wait!

***  Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)  ***
*  Cheryl Gorka DT Coordinator  *  Shannon Neparko  *  Margie Visnick  *Lisa Jurecek  *  Tracey Allen  *  Melissa Craig  *    Leanne Garner  *   Cindi Hooks  *  Micki Harper  *  Karin Martin  *  Jennifer Bliss  *   Rhonda Walker (that's me)  *  Diane Bove   *  Laurel Seabrook  *

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

D2D - "Cat's Meow"

The image this week from Faith at Designed 2 Delight is called "Cat's Meow".  And the challenge at "Double Delight" is Summer Colors.

I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and meant for him to be a little darker but it's OK..LOL.  Everything but the flowers cam from my stash.  I used CS...DP...Stickles...Scribbles... Paper Glaze and a buckle punch.  The flower I crocheted using DMC Embroidery Floss.

Go over to Delightful Inspiration and get in on the challenge.  It is a progressive challenge and starts over at the beginning of the month so now is a good time.  
Thanks for coming by :)
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