Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Today the Pixie Cottage challenge is one of my favs paper piecing and/or sketch. My sweet image is a Pixie Cottage called Rain by Artish. My raindrops and puddle have crystal effects on them. I pieced the top of umbrella, umbrella handle, boots, face, nose and arm pop dotted them up with foam. The papers are SU and the edge is punched with a MS dots. The image, sentiment and frame are cut out with a scalloped oval nestie. The striped dp and ribbon are stitched on and the image is faux stitched. Hope you will come join us with this fun challenge.
This also fits challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Stripes
Creative Inspirations: Paper piecing
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything goes
Other lovelies: Flowers
Quirky Crafts: Ribbons
Papertake Weekly:Stitches

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Are you ready?? Today at Tuesday Throwdown we want to see black and white with a splash of color. There are all kinds of possibilites for this so get your mojo going and come join us!. My gate card was created using a Pixie Cottage stamp by Artish. Its pretty straight forward as you can see. Although it doesnt seem to show up all the petals on the dress skirt have diamond dust glitter on them plus the little jewels at the four corners. I used a cuttlebug folder for the embossing on the black and white. The flower was paper from the scrap box and its all tied shut with the little dotted ribbon.This als fit challenges:
Allsorts: embossing
Sew Many: Anything goes
Pollycraft: Pinkalicious
Crafty Angels: Your fav stamps
The Crafty Pad: Embossing
Tuesday Taggers: Wedding

Thursday, June 24, 2010


WAHOO~~~We are very excited about the Blog Hop today, my first one!! Our blog owner Kim had a break in at their home while they were walking their children to school. Their computer with all their family pics on it, digital camera and many other electronic items were stolen. The police haven't found the offender. Kim is having a Special Release of her FABULOUS STAMPS AND DIGIS to help replace the stolen items.If you will go to each blog and leave a comment you will be entered for the drawing. She will be giving away a stamp set and a digi set to two lucky ladies. You will start here at Sherrod Studio . If you came here from Dana's you are on the right track. If not you will want to go back to start at Sherrod Studio. From my blog you will be heading over to Kim's. Remember you will need to visit each of our blogs to see some inspiration and leave a comment before Friday night. Have fun and good luck! I have used the digi butterfly set. They are so pretty and you can do SO much with them.Dont" butterflies and flowers always say spring?? I printed some of the butterflies on vellum and some on paper and then water colored and glittered them. Made my paper flowers from mulberry paper that I dyed different colors of purple for them to be fluttering among and attached around the card. The stems are made with mulberry paper and the leaves were run thru the cuttlebug folder to texture before cutting out. The fence is made with a MS punch . The top was run thru the cuttlebug also and then punched with the MS butterfly punch. I stitched on the bottom stripped paper and the top purple. The sentiment was punched out with heart punches and it is part of the set so hop on over and check them out here

Im entering in following challenges:
Crazy for Challenges: Paper flowers
Our Daily Bread Design: Flower recipe F=flower S=stitchingW=watercolored E=embossing
Crafty Calender: Bugs and beasties
The ABC: Xtra dimension
S2G: Something new
Fab 'n' Funky; Sew & Sew
Crafty Ann's: Embossing
CCEE Stampers: Flowers or floral ribbon
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie: 2 or more images
The WildFlower Patch: Unique fold
Aly's Sunday: Flowers

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Are you ready for the Pixie Cottage Challenge today?? We have a great sketch and/or theme of inside and out this week. Pop over and join us and while you are at it check out all the new Pixie Cottage stamps and digis at Michelles Scrapbooks and More! I used some textured green as a base to make my gate card. The striped dp is out of my scrap box. I love this beautiful lily image by Artish. I decided to go with the distressed look. The image is watercolored and popped it up with some mulberry paper tucked behind it. There is a brad to loop the seam binding around to tie the card closed. The burgundy strip is punched with the MS botanical. I used the layout on the inside of my card. continuing with the striped paper and then used the burgandy panels that I embossed with my new cuttlebug folder my sis in law brought me. Used more of the seambinding with a little bow. The scripture was cut out with the #1 nestie with some shrank down lilies added to the corner along with some green mulberry paper then popped up. The side panels were also punched with the MS botanical punch and a distressed, embossed cream strip added. I shrank down the lily image, watercolored and pop dotted them over some olive mulberry paper. On the right side you are seeing the punched border from the front. The pictures do not really capture the nice dimension this card has. My stripe colors and mulberry paper go along with the Color Dare this week. My sweet biased honey thinks it one of the prettiest. :)
This also fits challenges:
ABC:Xtra dimension
The Color Dare:Ruby Red, Cameo coral, very vanilla & old olive
Aly's Sunday: Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Ribbons & bows
Practical Scrappers: Flowers
Crafty Ann's: Embossing
Caardvarks: Embossing

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Yipee it Tuesday are you all ready for a new challenge? Its Tuesday Throwdown today and the theme is dry embossing.Our sponsor this week is Glitterbabe and I am using her daffodil digi stamp. I know daffodils don't come in purple so you will have to use a little imagination here.The peach is SU paper embossed with the swirl cuttlebug folder. The white was cut out with a # 13 nestie and the edges embossed.It is pop dotted up and then the image attached. I embossed some white with the dotted swiss folder and cut two thin strips to separate the peach from the edges. The edges are punched with a MS punch.The sentiment is mounted on a dotted swiss scalloped circle and finished with a little bow made with a old scrap.This also fits challenges:
Paper Pal Art: Summer
The Treehouse: Tool time
sS2G: Use something old
Kaboodle:Anything with some purple
Crafty Ann's: Embossing
Caardvarks: Embossingg
Speedy the Cat: Embossing

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Today we are looking for use of the sketch and/or Patriotic colors on your Pixie Cottage creation.My wonderful son in law is a helicopter pilot in the US Army so I combined the patriotic colors for his Fathers Day Card. I found the perfect papers I needed all from my scrap box. My fun image is Grillman one of the new digi Pixie Cottage Man images by CreaSeans that has been watercolored. My son in law and daughter are always having some of his flying buddies and families over for Bar B Ques so I thought this card would be perfect for him. I used both real and faux stitching.The image and sentiments are all pop dotted up over one another for some dimension.The ribbon was gathered and then attached to the card.This card also fits these challenges:
Stamp Something: Happy somethings
Crafty Cardmakes: Cards for men
Creatalicious: Stitching/ or sketch
Paper Playtime:Red, white & blue
Daring Cardmakers: The World is your oyster
Crafty Ann's: Fly the flag
Wee Memories: IN stitches
Aly's Sunday: Add sewing
Just us Girls: Use Digital
Charisma Cardz: Stripes and spots
CCEE Stampers: Fathers Day or male
The Crazy Challenge: You are the star
Stamptacular Sunday: A tribute to fathers
A Crafty Little Place: One for the boys
My Partner in Crafting Crime: Show papa some love

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Are you ready for the new TUESDAY THROWDOWN CHALLENGE.We want to see something that says "Summer". The team has some wonderful creations so be sure to stop by and see them.Do you remember how much fun it was to swing and see how high you could go?? My card is using one of the fun Whimsey digitals called Emma swinging that has been watercolored and cut out. I drew and colored the tree then punched a zillion little leaves and attached them. I attached the tree to the card base then attached the swing onto the branch so it is hanging free. The aqua was run thru the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder then the scrap of print attached. The buttons were attached to the flower centers and also to the flower that I made. The sentiment was cut out with a scalloped oval nestie. I used chalk to color the sky and punched the tiny flowers in the grass.This also fits these challenges:
Just us Girls: Use Digi image or paper
All Sorts: Lace or buttons
Caardvarks:Dry or wet embossing
The Shabby Tea Room: Summer Fun
A Spoonful of Sugar: Summer Sunshine
Sentimental Sundays: Summertime
Stampin' for the Weekend:Summer /travel

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hey, You all if you like to cook you have to go to Mona's blog and check out her fun labels and salsa recipes She always has the most awesome creations and this one is a great one. My husband's sister and her husband have come to visit us for the weekend. I made a pork loin tonight and made Mona's Strawberry Mango Salsa to go with it. It was a great hit so go check out her creations and while your are there get her recipe and try it!! Scroll down to her second post to find it. For you who have cricuts you know what fun things they can do. My sister in law Wendy brought hers with her and we played today,Wow I loved it!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wednesday Pixie Cottage Challenge

Yes~~ It is Pixie Cottage Challenge today!! The theme is Fathers Day & sketch. I used one of Michelles new digi images fisherman by CreaSeans. I watercolored the image and fish plus added the H2Os for shimmery scales.I used a thread for the fishing line and shhh don't tell my husband but I raided his tackle box for the hook :) The aqua is cut with a nestie #4 and brads added. All the brown has distressed edges. The three fish, big fish, image and sentiment are pop dotted up to create some dimension.
Fits the following Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: Just for Dad
Cards for Men: Fathers Day
Double Dutch: Fathers Day
Simple Doodle: Just for yu Dad
One Stitch at a Time: Boys to men
Creative Crafts:For the Man in You Life
Tellens Place:Fathers Day
Tanda Stamps:For the big man
Daisy Doodles Creations: Fathers Day

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Tuesday Throwdown Today~~~Our theme is nautical/water so come see the teams great inspiration and join in! I chose this wonderful Michelle Perkette digi image called just breath to create this shadowbox card. I used a swirl cuttlebug folder to emboss the background and then mounted the watercolored, pearl ex and stickled mermaid. I cut out the center with an oval cutter and then a turquoise piece that I scuffed the edges on as a frame. I use a nestie #10 cut in half to create a frame for the sentiment and added some matching brads. I chose that sentiment because its one of my favorites when stuff if overwhelming you and it seemed appropriate for the mermaid. The forground is stamped and drawn in and then watercolored and some stickles to give some shimmer. The water is created by sponging on chalk. The two edges are created with a MS looped punch. I drew the big flower and made a fuzzy center to match the ones on the mermaid and added stickles to glitz it up. Using a lovely aqua with my not so favorite orange as a complement.
Fits these challenges:
Stamp Something: Use a digi

Crafty Cardmakers:Least & Most
Charisma Cardz: flowers
Cupcake Craft: Dazzle us
Caardvarks:Stamps & wet or dy embossing
The Treehouse: Beach/vacation
Order of the Opus Gluie: Life a beach

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Today Pixie Cottage is challenging you to use the sketch and or metal so come on over and join us. My beautiful image is one of the new Pixie Cottage stamps by ArTish. I stamped it twice watercolored and cut them out and layered just the large blossom on top of the whole image. It is mounted on a textured paper cut out with a #4 nestie also used for the sentiment. The metal oval I cut out was silver in color so I sanded it and used alcohol inks to color it. The dps are from BoBunny and the solids are textured colorbox. The pale yellow ran thru dotted swiss folder. The summery flowers and leaves were punched out of scraps. I stitched around the striped pieces and the base and dotted with white on the dp. Buttons were from the good ole button box.
Also fit these Challenges.
Pink Elephant: Yellow, buttons & dp
Cupcake Craft: Summer Delight
Secret Crafter Saturday: Blooms & Buttons
Fun 2 Stamp:Metal
Magic Crafts: Metal Madness
Clearly I Stamp: Flowers
Easy Craft Projects: Buttons
AIFactory:Anything goes w/a punch

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

It is Tuesday Throwdown time! Our challenge is trees or nature. Be sure and check out all the great pieces by the team and join us. I made a tent card and over lapped the top edging with the MS checks and closing with brads. The edge is machine stitched and the image inside is 959-p by Sonlight Impressions. I then cut out three palm trees, watercolored and layered the leaves for some dimension. I also cut out the coconuts. The ribbon is a woven hemp and the sentiment is cut out with a #10 nestie and attached with brads.
This also fits Challenges:
Cute Card: No DP
Crazy 4 Challenges: Tent Card
Everybody Art: Summer
Sir Stampalot: Punch it
Creative Inspirations: Stitching
Stampavie & More: Summer