Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wedding bells are ringing...

not only in England; but at
The Pixie Cottage too!

Love Endures All Things by ARTish

Join in this week's challenge to use the THEME of:

The Royal Wedding

and/or this fabulous sketch...

Link back your new creation to
The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps .

I combined them both to create this...

They will share their vows in the following challenges:
Stampin For the Weekend Wedding
Totally Papercrafts Weddings
KaBoodle Doodles Here Comes The Bride
Oldie but a Goodie stamp 6+ months old/ fit for a princess or a queen
Cheerful Stamp Pad There’s a Man in my Life
Ping Gem challenge pearls and swirls
A Spoon Full of Sugar A Right Royal Knees Up
Craft Your Passion Layers
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes

Be sure to check out the other two "bride and grooms" available.

Forever and Ever by ARTish

As I was making this card it took me back to last Easter when my mom and Mr. Bill announced they were going to get married. I dedicated May I Have This Dance by ARTish to them and all of their projects.


Sean and I just celebrated #11 (on "tax day")

May your day be filled with love, joy, and a little razzle dazzle!

Monday, April 25, 2011


Hard to believe it's almost been 2 years since my "Puppy Luv"

or "the BIG dog" as some called him became an Angel.

When I drew this image I was thinking of all of our people friends that grieve at the loss of the family pet; believe me I know, they truly can become part of your family.

Pet Loss/ Sympathy cards are in demand.

As I colored "Jethro" I realized I game him "Whatchamacallit" ears (yes, I really do have a heaven sent German Shepherd named Whatchamacallit.

(his debut in the stamp world involved feathers! )

As I further pondered the ears I drew, I decided that when I 12 year old dog earns his wings and a super plush cloud, he probably reverts back to his spry puppy days; so the one floppy ear is O.K. :) even though Jethro's were always big, UP and pointy.

Jethro by ARTish

I was inspired by this sketch from... Paper Works Co.

The color inspiration of Blue, beige, white (although I flipped the doses of white and beige/brown) from... Sketchy Colors

and these two challenges:

Creative Inspirations DIGI Day
Little Claires DesignsAnimals

to create this...

The best big black shiny nose there ever was.

Jethro definitely was...

I know he is a happy dog now. I'm grateful for all of the years full of memories we had together; I could probably write a novel!

If you click on my eBay link above, Sienna has turned zipper flowers into barrettes for a cause! She is benefiting Police dogs so they may have protective vests.

The second of the Monday Whatnot's...what's not to Love

digi release from Paper Pretties

is Sweet Treats by ARTish

Treat yourself to some fabulous ideas

by the rest of the digi design team today and tomorrow at...
Paper Pretties

Have an awesome week!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

2 Birthdays, 2 Roses, lots...

of Happy wishes!

Not only "Happy" Easter, it's a Birthday Blog Hop Fest at
Paper Pretties

here's the line up to celebrate CINDY & DOMI's Birthdays...

inspired by this sketch from... Party Time Tuesdays

this photo from... My Partners In Crafting Crime

and the recipe calling for "a Pink Flowery Lady"

from... Cooking it up with Katie

to create this card....

Happy Birthday CINDY & DOMI!!

Go to Jackie next.
Happy Hoppin'!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The start of every good fairytale...

takes you away to a magical, mystical, fabulous land and begins with...

Once Upon A Time digi by ARTish

This week at The Pixie Cottage our challenge

theme is "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and the following is our sketch...
you may use them alone or combine them... don't you love OPTIONS!?

Please link your NEW Creation to
The Pixie Cottage
for a chance to win
Pixie Cottage Stamps

In addition to our challenges I was inspired by
The Shabby Tea Room’s pastels and stripes/ photo inspiration

and created this card...

There's a princess in all of us!
So pretty in pink, with glamorous glitter...

as she and Mr. Charming discuss the future...

Once Upon A Time
Just remember to...

for your Happily Ever After!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flowers are in bloom...

this week for the "Monday Whatnots; what's not to love"

Crocuses digi by ARTish

I used the butterfly and a sentiment from the newly released 'clear' set...

the Sketch from AllSorts ...

and the color cue by Annabelle Stamps to "say it in purple and blue"

to create this...

Be sure to visit Paper Pretties today and tomorrow

for other great creations using these new blooms.

five ribbon flowers...

and a dimensional vellum butterfly add to the springy feel...

Mr. Thoreau gives great directives...

Are YOU?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

If only she could make the allergens go away!

Now that would be heavenly!

with the debut creation of

This week at The Pixie Cottage

our challenge to you is to create using the following SKETCH

and/or use the theme of special lady/ mom.

link back your NEW creations for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

In addition to our sketch and theme I was inspired by this

gorgeous trio of colors from Sketchy Colors

And these great challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday girls & swirls

Dream Valley things with wings

My Partner In Crime layer it up

Incy Wincy Designs flower frenzy

Creative Stamp Friend swirls

Tip Top Tuesday spring has sprung

Digital Tuesday little Women (needs digi)

There’s MAGIC in the Air fabric stitching

To create this...

(Oh yes, spring has sprung!)

Are YOU sneezing???

I think the dandelions are every bit as mystical as mushrooms.

Ready to make a wish!?

She has ultra glittery wings which she uses to flutter around all of the swirls!