Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hoppy New Year!!!

This trio made their blogger debut on Monday in the weekly

Monday Whatnots…What’s Not To LOVE!

(two new ARTishtic digi images are released at
Paper Pretties Digi images boutique every Monday)

Frozen Froglegs digi by ARTish

I combined them with this totally sweet sketch from...

Sweet Stop Sketches


They are also hopping into these challenges

(well at least they're trying to hop)

Corrosive Challenges Bling it On
Robyn’s FetishOut with the Old, In with the NEW –new digi/new year
My Time To Craft NEW –new digi/new year
Scrap Creations Ring in New Year

The current challenge at Paper Pretties is to be inspired by "Ring"

~endless possibilities, it does not have to be New Year related,

however that is the path I took...

Link back your NEW creations to
Paper Pretties
for a chance to win!

The above sparkly tidbit in the corner embellishment

was formerly a longer arm of the gargantuan snowflake below;

now further embellished with 2 clear asterisks,

a snowflake brad and beautiful blue gemstones.

When was the last time you just acted silly!?

Has it been that long?
Perhaps that could be a New Year's Resolution...

Have more FUN!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wishing you a happy & HEALTHY...

New YEAR!!!!!!!

However, should you know of someone

a little under the weather...

Paper Pretties and I have the cure for you!


I combined this newest image from our

Monday Whatnots…What’s Not To Love

with the following sketch from Paper Works Co.

and the Plum & White color change from Colour Create

to create this card...

Hope you and your friend are healthy and "hoppy" in not time!

Speaking of "HOPPY'...the second digi for this week's

Monday Whatnots…What’s Not To Love

is a trio that really isn't hopping...

because they're stuck!


Frozen Froglegs digi by ARTish

Aren't they awesome examples of being happy where you are!

Have a super wonderful week!

Enjoy every last moment of 2010!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Celebration of love...

The theme at The Pixie Cottage
for an extended two week challenge is "Party/ Celebration"
I applied my Ornament Tutorial
to create a very special keepsake
honoring the celebration of "Love"
at my mom's wedding, less than a month ago, to Mr.Bill
it was followed by a party full of dancing!

To hang on their first Merry Tree together...


May I Have This Dance by ARTish

They will be waltzing into these challenges...
Mad for Markers anything goes
One Stitch at a Time anything goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge anything goes
The Crafty Pad anything goes

Paper Sundaes Cut it out

I also used this image used on her

To-Do List journal

and their Guest Book


As always there is a choice with our challenges...

you can use the theme alone and/or combine

it with the sketch or vice versa!

Here's the sketch...

be sure to link back your NEW creations to

Challenge #50 at The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

Good Luck & happy creating!!!


Over at
Paper Pretties

the theme is "HAPPY Birthday"

link your NEW Birthday creations to

Paper Pretties Challenge #133
for a chance to win!

*I accidentally confused challenges dates so my

"Merry Christmouse" card

can also be a Happy Birthday Jesus card!

From this week's Monday Whatnots...
Sprinkles digi by ARTish

combined with an actual photo I created this card...

He's off to sprinkle some Christmas cheer in the following challenges... Dancing in Pajamas sketch
Colour Challenge red green white
Craft Your Passion Christmas
Critter Challenge anything Christmas
A Spoon full Of Sugar Christmas card
Fresh Brewed Christmas card

Did you notice the placemet of the image

below the donuts kind of resembles one very popular mouse!?

I wish YOU & yours a very....


My three bestest creations...

Merry Christmas, and most definitely

...Happy Birthday Jesus!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Caffeine & Sprinkles...

Is there a better way to start your morning?
These mice think not!

Today's Monday Whatnots...What's not to Love

My images are...
Sprinkles digi by ARTish...

To showcase Caffeine I created a gift card holder...

I wonder what's inside...


Have you ever been asked, or asked....???

"Espresso" is always the safe answer!!!

On to sugary sweet Sprinkles...
and the quote that might keep you away from temptation...

Yes, it's on the frig!

Invite them over to your computer!

To see: other Prettie creations

Personally, I'll pass on the donuts.

(although if you're in Owasso I know just where to send you

should you NEED some...

Miss Sally's Paradise Donuts!!

these are a sampling of her offerings)

I say, "bring on the coffee!"

So much so that I have made it the theme of my kitchen creations

and the reasoning behind the white icing and blue sprinkles

...the magnet had to match the decor!

This is the wall behind our kitchen table...

This is "Joe"...

Talk about a long pour...

Oh to have a functioning fountain like this sculpture!

How many cups do you need to get through your day?


Or a LATTE!?

I'm ready to head downstairs and make my second Iced espresso of the day.

Shall I count?

I hope you have a SWEET day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Show 'n Tell, Sleeping bags, & S'mores...

Bon Jour!
Today's posting is three part, as the title implies.
First up "Show 'n Tell"...
It has occurred to me that many of you may
envision me strictly with a marker in hand illustrating or coloring.
Before there were ARTishtic stamps my time was focused on

Original ARTish paper piecings;
made with the Unscripted Movement of my SCISSORS;
no patterns are used or made!

I simply sit down with my scissors and paper and cut what my mind sees
creating these unique and adorable fairies...
currently listed on eBay
*ARTish is in all of my titles,
with CSPT my awesome eBay group- Candy Sweet Paper Treats.

ARTish Fairy –PINK Cupcake

ARTish Fairy - HOLLY

ARTish Fairy -Snowflake
Thank you for browsing- the links have "full commercials" with detailed photos.
All three of these auctions end Thursday 12/16.
Contact me with suggestions for fairies anytime.

Next up...the Sleeping bag portion!
When was the last time you had a slumber party!?
Inevitably someone just can't get to sleep for one reason or another.
To sum that up in a digi stamp..

happily colored...

This week at The Pixie Cottage

our challenge choices are to use the THEME: Friends or Family

And/Or this SKETCH...

I combined them both to create this card...

These girlies are going to chat it up in these challenges…
Stamp Challenges digi challenge
Mad for Markers anything goes
My Sheri Crafts (slumber)parties/celebrations
Link your NEW Creations to
for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

Good Luck!!
For the implied cluster of corner embellishing flowers
I opted to use design prints straight from the sleeping bags- just a little bit enlarged!

The perfect 'vellum quote'...

the interior...

and the p.s....

And last but not least the "S'more" portion...

I ventured out into new card making territory to create a scene.

Last week I featured the two new Scout stamps from
Paper Pretties.
I had them in mind when I illustrated this week's Monday Whatnots

(three digital images to coordinate with them)

Combining them with the current Paper Pretties
challenge theme: creations for the boys and men in your life
Link your NEW creations to
for a chance to win!
Good Luck!!
This is what I created...using 4 images, with one doubled...

They’re scampering off to share S’mores in these challenges…
Robyns Fetish creative folds
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday yummy food/drink
Creative Card Crew anything goes

One Stitch At A Time anything goes


Tent digi by ARTish

Ranger Raccoon Digi by ARTish

Campfire Digi by ARTish

Which ranger's taste in S'mores do you prefer?
Lightly toasted or Well done??

The campers look pretty experienced~ they probably have this memorized;
however, every good Scout knows the importance of being prepared!

Do you like those games where you are presented 2 pictures
and you have to find the differences?
Did any of you catch that Scout Cooper’s arm is not in the salute position?
I'm sure his taste buds are saluting the fine roasting,
but he needed to be holding the
most famous culinary concoction ala campfire!
So, I operated...


Bon Appetite!

I hope your week is full of creative sweetness!
got fairies?