Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Card and Sweet Pea Fairy!!!!

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Happy Leap Day!!!!!!!!!!!!

So just because ANY holiday is an excuse to create a stamping challenge.............I couldn't resist a challenge to make a card/page/project using an image of something that LEAPS!!!!!

Stamps: Bunnies In Love
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Innocent Pink, Lemon Drop, Ocean Mist; Basic Grey Out of Print dp
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories: Flowers, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Ribbon, Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant, Dots and Preserves CB Folder

I used these darling little bunnies from Lili Of The Valley.....and I'm happy to do some more enabling!!  LOL  Ooooops!  I forgot to FLUFFY up the bunny tail!  Well I'll have to do that before I send this off to someone!  I used the Copic Cool Grays to color the little girl bunny and the Warm Grays to color the boy bunny.  And I just HAD to add bling and texture and color!!!  Even though we had some "Flash Blizzards" up here yesterday, it was fun to make a Springy card!  I can make any card in any season....just depends what I feel like coloring at the moment!!  LOL

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Now for a very special card.....I played along with the Sweet Pea Stamps White on White Challenge.  I really do love the elegance of an all-white card.  Except for coloring we were to keep it all white. And I just ADORE the Sweet Pea Stamps fairies and mermaids!!!

Stamps: Rachel Anderson's Birth of Star
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White
Ink: Memento, Copics
Accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, Preserves and Dots CB Folder,  Ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearls, Crochet Flowers, Glitter Pen

This image is really special to me since it's very similar to my tattoo!!  So how could I resist ordering it....and really, you can't order just one, so I HAD to order several new stamps!  LOL  So I kept the colors soft and just used the Sakura Glitter Pen for the wings.  Then some nesties and embossing and pearls and flowers and ribbon....umm...yes....just because it was white on white doesn't mean I still can't load up on embellies and layers!!!  LOL

I hope you all have had a fun EXTRA day today!!!  

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wild Orchid.......White Plus One Challenge!!!

Ok...first I have to say how much I AAAAAAAADORE Wild Orchid Crafts flowers!!!!  Especially all the Mulberry flowers!  Ohhh my heck I can't ever order enough!!!  LOL  In fact....I just put another order in today and I refuse to admit how much!!!!

So the challenge this week at the Wild Orchid Challenge Blog is a color challenge to use White plus One other color (except for some coloring and a neutral).  So I picked a light, fresh green like Springtime to use with White.  Yes......even though Spring is still months away from my snowy mountain home!  LOL

Stamps: Wee Stamps Silver Fairy
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Creme de Menthe; Authentique Uncommon dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter Pen, Pearls, Flowers, Butterfly, Preserves CB Folder

I do so LUV fairies!!!!  Well, sweet and dainty ones that is!!!  ;)  And these Wee Stamps by Whimsy are just precious!!  This one is Silver Fairy.  They are fabulous to work on my Copic coloring practice also!!!  I am really hoping I can find my paper where I jotted down the colors I used for this image....sheesh!  I need a keeper!  LOL  Anyway....I used Gina K. Pure Luxury White (which is my FAVE for Copics!!!) and Creme de Menthe and Authentique Uncommon dp.  Of course I used my Wild Orchid Flowers and some always pretty Prima Pearl Swirls.  I used some Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen for touches of glitz on her wings.  And some gorgeous satin ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  And let me just say again how much I use my Scor-Pal for every.single.card!!!!  Well's that for a bunch of fun shopping links for you??!!!  I'm happy to makes me feel much better about my own total immersion addiction to all things stampy!!!!
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I am enjoying finally feeling better and just having fun stamping!!!  My wonderful FIL and hubby finished my amazing Scrap Cabinet....and I promise as soon as I can get moved and organized back into my little stamp room I will post photos!!!!  It's phenomenal!!!  I hope you all have some stampy time soon!!!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

There She Goes........Animal Crazy!!!!

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I recently got the stamp set,'s aaaadorable!!!  I made a little gifty set.....a card, a glass bottle filled with candy and a hot cocoa holder:

 Stamps: TSG Zoopendous
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink; Lily Bee Picket Fence dp
Ink: Memento; Copics Y08, Y13, BG72, B02, B01, B00, R85, R83, R81
Accessories: Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Seam Binding, Twine, Ribbon, Animal Prints CB Folder, Glitter Pen

I used the adorable little peacock and also the gate image.....after I colored with Copics I went over the tail feathers with a Sakura Clear Glitter Pen.  I hope this little set brings a smile!!!   TSG is having another release soon......check out the There She Goes Blog for some early sneak peeks!!!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day and Blog Candy Winner!!!!!!

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Happy Hearts Day to all my friends and family!!!!!!

Today I just have a quick project to share and, of course, my Blog Candy winner!  ;)

I saw these treat boxes in the gallery at Splitcoast right here:  Valentine Treat Boxes.  The lady had a video on her blog that was easy to I just had to make a few for Archiver's Girlies that I get together with regularly on Tuesdays!!!!  They are so sweet and fun to be with!!!!  I used Theresa's newest set, Whimsical Spring, for the greeting.....and although I made the design could use that fabulous greeting and make them for any occasion!!  I used Echo Park Truly Yours dp......I soooo adore DP!!!  It matches perfectly with Pure Luxury Red Hot and Innocent Pink.....a very fun, Valentiney combination!!  And gotta have some bling and embellies you know!!!!  LOL

And now.................the BLOG CANDY WINNER......................drum roll please.........Smiley from

The winner is...............Auntie Em of Scrapping Some Memories!!!!!!!!!

Please e-mail me (grizzlys4 @ within one week so I can get your Cool Beans stamp set on it's way to you!!! 

Thank you sooooo much to all my wonderful friends and blog readers and commenters!!!!  I will have some BIG, BIG blog candy coming stay tuned!!!!!  

Now because you all know how I ADORE my smilies......I have to share some sick humor which I will leave you with!!!!  (ignore the awful grammar!)  Turn away if the sight of blood makes you queasy!  LOL

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Surprise Birthday Hop For Gina!!!

Surprise Gina!!!  We couldn't resist a little Happy Birthday Blog Hop on your special day!!!!

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Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many and a FABULOUS Boss!!!  You make stamping and sharing and creating such a joy and a blessing!!!  Many wishes for the best things in life and happy birthday hugs!!!

Now you KNOW my card to you just HAD to be pink!!  LOL  And it will be a bit late to your mailbox...but then, that's nothing new either!  Hahaha!

Stamps: Stately Flowers 3
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Bubblegum Pink
Ink: Memento, Copics R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, R11, G29, G16, G05, Y13
Accessories: EK Edge Punch, Preserves CB Folder, Pearls, Ribbon, Flower, Spellbinders Labels 1

Just for fun I have some Blog Candy in honor of Gina's Birthday.  I will choose a random commenter to win Cool Beans designed by Gina!!!  I'll announce the winner over the weekend!!  You'll have one week to contact me and let me know your mailing address.  And don't forget to stop by Gina's Facebook Page or Stamp TV and wish Gina a Happy Birthday!!!!!

I hope you feel LOVED on your special day my dear friend!!!  I hope you truly feel celebrated and enjoy every moment!!!!  Make sure to see what the girls have made just for you today!!!

Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Giovana Smith
Jennie Harper
Jimmi Mayo
Lee Murphy (you are here!)
Lori McAree
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber
Tina Gilliland
Vicki Dutcher

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Year Of Flowers Book Hop With Melanie Muenchinger!!!!

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Welcome to a very special Gina K. Designs Blog Hop!!!!  Our amazing Melanie Muenchinger had her very first book published......a gorgeous how-to for making stunning cards using her A Year Of Flowers stamp set!!!!  We are celebrating with her exciting news and are so proud!!! 

Thank you for hopping along today with us!! If you arrived here from the ever talented Jennie's Blog, then you're right where you should be. You can always go to StampTV to start from the beginning.  The inspiration for today's hop came from Melanie Muenchinger's new book called, A Year of Flowers.

 While you can make every design in the book with Melanie’s all occasion A Year of Flowers set, today’s samples showcase her coordinating florals, which can also be used with the book's tutorials and designs, and provide endless options and more value for your money. We are excited to share cards and projects we created using some of our favorite flower sets designed by Melanie! We love her new book and know you will too - don't miss out on getting your very own copy which you can purchase HERE!

My card today uses the beautiful Arranged With Love stamp set:

Hope you're finding some great inspiration and wonderful designs to get your creativity jump-started!  You can find the newest stamp sets and lots of wonderful accessories in Gina's Store.  And then join us on Stamp TV for the challenges and surprises and crafty videos galore!!!

Now hop on over to the wonderful Lori's Blog to continue the hop!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~