Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Fall Fun BLOG HOP...

I'm so glad you hopped over to see my creation!


(In following the Hopping Order you just came from Peggy )

Here's the scoop:
The Pixie Cottage is hosting a Fall Fun Blog Hop

in honor of our new Pixie Cottage DIGI images

Here's what to do:

Start by visiting 1. Katie

become a follower and leave a comment on each

of the design team member's blogs

and at the end, please do the same at The Pixie Cottage.

There will be 3 winners!!

Guess what they win... Pixie Cottage DIGI images


Winner 1 -chooses 5

Winner 2 -chooses 3

Winner 3 -chooses 1

GOOD LUCK to All!!!

the Hopping Order is:
1. Katie
2. Tanya
3. Cheryl
4. Adrina
5. Anne
7. Davi
8. Denise
9. Peggy
10. Tish
11. Sharon
12. Lisette
13. Sadia


Now for the show 'n tell....

I made the ultimate gift for the MOM On The GO

An embellished 3-d gift card holder...

(I would HOP for joy if someone handed me one of these!)

This gift set is hopping into these challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge #31 Anything goes

Charisma Cardz Match Master (designer cup and gift card)

365 cards 365 cards inspired…I was most inspired by the brown wave-like flourishes surrounding “a.n.c.c.e.” –have you seen the top of the cup? 


Our Creative Corner Inspiration Challenge-the soft earthy colors, with hints of green and brown

I am always on the go!!

Some days I look like this image of mine...

MOM On The GO –digi by ARTish

Although I'd need a bigger pouch as I have 3 kiddos.

And I LOVE espresso...I'm hard pressed

to find people that do not frequent their local barista daily

(mine know me by name/ and beverage)

"Tish/ iced Venti Starbucks Double Shot Non-fat"

note~ I reprinted the image larger and applied the

(hand/ to-go cup) portion directly to the gift card

"Hand over the coffee and no one gets hurt!"

Just think how much HOPPING your friends and family

could do with a gift card holder like this one equipped with coffee dollars...

There would definitely be added 'perk' to their step!

Remember to become a follower

and leave a comment to be in the running for the prizes. :)

You now boing over to...
11. Sharon

Thanks a latte for hopping by,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time to zooooom...

to the Pumpkin Patch!

If only every car you passed was as SWEET as

(digi available at Paper Pretties)

Once you arrive at the Pumpkin Patch it is time for a workout...

how to get THE pumpkin from here to there...


(digi available at Paper Pretties)

opted for the 'lean into and roll it backwards' approach!

This week at Paper Pretties

we challenge you to be SQUARE!

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

I doubled the Square....featuring

along with photographed pumpkins and a title

in a square mat on a square scrapbook layout.

Patches is Rolling into these challenges…
Moxie Fab World sweater weather~inspired by color s and YELLOW Stitching
I did it creations LAYERS scrapbook page
Aly’s Sunday Challenge distressed


the full page of Sierra picking just the right one...

HAPPY creating!

And remember it's "HIP to be SQUARE!"


Flying on over to

Our challenge gives you a choice, as always,

you may use this wonderful sketch by:
Penny Busch Creations

And/Or use METAL!

Upload your NEW creation to

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #42

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

I chose METAL (wire to be specific)

and featured one of my

4 new realistic ARTish birds ala carte

...and a few other 'ingredients' ...
The inspiration for how to use and manipulate the wire...

The result...

All colored...looking for a branch...

Home tweet home...

I purposely left wire 'tails' extending from both ends to insert into candle, and wrapped the 'inspirational' sprig around the bottom.

One Christmas present checked of the list!

Mr. Cardinal Bird is flying into these challenges…
Everybody ART Challenge photo inspiration
Robyn’s Fetish Challenge surprise me
2 Sisters Challenge anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge anything goes

Remember to let 'your light shine'

Join us October 31st at
The Pixie Cottage

for a DIGI inspired BLOG HOP!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Of the 20,000 challenge blogs...

How ironic is it that the two stamp companies
I now illustrate for are
'blog-land neighbors'!?
Both challenging you on Wednesdays,
and for the moment, challenging me-
not sure if I should post separately or both of my projects together?
*blogging experts feel free to give me your input :)
(for this week; in alphabetical order)...
The challenge of the week in honor
of Halloween is a color scheme:
Spooktacular colors for HALLEY by ARTish
-one of my 6 debut stamps illustrating for

Halley is off to add a little color to this challenge:
Priscilla Styles MMSC76 ~fancy option

of course her nose is ARTishtically shiny :)

is a fabulous image for Halloween cards,
and to use on scrapbook layouts to accent your
Happy photos of Halloween!

Time to think in color!!!
link back your new creation to
Paper Pretties ‘Color Challenge’
for a chance to win
Beach Bum Cooper

Moving next door to
The Pixie Cottage
It's time for...
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #41
As always our challenge gives you a choice to use one or the other or both;
create with the theme SWEET and/or use
this super Sketch...

We can't wait to see how this challenge inspires you!
Link back your NEW creation to
for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps !

In preparation for Thanksgiving Dinner
to create place cards...
Can you you hear the "oohs and ahhhs" if you made these for
all of your Thanksgiving Day gobblers!?

festively embellished...

Wonderful to color, unless you have a sweet tooth
(it might make you hungry)!
What's your favorite pie?

"life is short eat dessert first"
~the Turkey

Have a Blessed day,

Monday, October 18, 2010

BIG NEWS...ARTish & Paper Pretties!

I feel like a newsboy of days gone by,

"Extra, Extra, read all about it...!"

The very exciting news I have to share with you is that I my illustrations have an additional outlet...Miss Heather, owner of PAPER PRETTIES, and I are delighted to bring you more ARTish characters with their trademark BIG noses and happy expressions.

We are debuting 6 new digi images today!

The first 4 are to the tune of "It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas..."

Have you started your holiday cards?
I spent time creating with these new images ...SO much FUN!



She has ice danced her way into these challenges:
Charisma Cardz more than 1 fold
Daring CardmakersAnniversary waltz (dance)…ICE Dancing
No time to Stamp Hard rock café (gemstones)

He has mozied into these challenges to share some cocoa...

Christmas StampinInspiration#67 (snowflakes)
Crafty CatzNursery Rhyme ~give him time he’ll ‘lose his mittens’
Case Study#10 –entire sketch
TCP Dancing in Pajamas#130 breast cancer awareness coffee mug


*he comes with the bonus gift wrapped BONE from SANTA

Claus is spreading some holiday cheer in these challenges:

Friday Sketchers #124 sketch
Color Dare CD 80

and BALOO by ARTish

Baloo is off to decorate these challenge blogs:
Crafts for Eternity sketch/white/Chiristmas
AiFactoryAnimal side

The final two of our great debut are for those of you that love Halloween...


and the Apple Bobbin' king...

BOB by ARTish

I hope you are as excited as we are
as of Wednesday I will be participating in their weekly Wednesday challenges. I'm looking forward to meeting all of the Prettie Girls!
Thank you miss Heather!!!
Next MONDAY will be the first installment of
Paper Pretties Monday WHATNOTS...
what's not to love!?
(A great way to start every week off with 2 new ARTish digis!)
Have a Super Fabulous day!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

45 days and counting...

'til the BEARY special DAY!!!!

A little more in the here and now is this week's challenge at
The Pixie Cottage
featuring the following sketch by our guest Hazel ...

To enter The Pixie Cottage Challenge #40

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage may choose

to use the sketch or embrace our theme of the week: STITCHING

or combine the two as I did...


The happy couple has walked down the aisle into these challenges:

wild orchid stitch it up

l’il red wagon something old something new

(just missing blue and borrowed. Old letters, New image)

ellephantastic anything goes
glitter babes anything goes
2 sisters animal fun
digital tuesday digi +sewing
my sheri crafts in stitches


Simply upload your NEW creation to The Pixie Cottage Challenge #40

I featured two of my digital images:

the Beary Special BRIDE by ARTish

and the Beary Special GROOM by ARTish

The title of this post refers to the count down 'til my mommy's BEARY SPECIAL DAY...
How cool is that!?
Our Invitation, with a fabulous sense of timing, arrived yesterday...

You bet we'll be there as the two of them say ...


wishing YOU all things HAPPY,