Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's a Summer Challenge at Pixie Dust Studio!

Today starts another new challenge at Pixie Dust Studio (Summer)make a card or project that reflects a summer theme - could be colors, images, sentiments...anything!  For my take on this challenge I used (Pixie Loves to Color) and I made this especially for my God Child.  She will be a Sophomore this coming school year and went through some bad choices through her Freshman year.   She will need to start summer school soon to catch up on her Math which she had failed on...  She is a bright girl and wants so badly to make her parents proud of her.
So I decided to make her this card to give her some encouragement and I think the sentiment says it all..  She loves the colors yellow & green and loves anything with apples.  So I found the perfect set of papers that I had in my stash, I also used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, pearls, Martha Stewart border punch and sentiment from Kaiser Craft...
And  don't forget to check out what the amazing DT have created for this challenge too.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Birthday Wishes for Saydee!

Card Swap Sign Up
ends May 31st midnight!!!
click here for deets......

One of my DH side family member is turning 11 years old in a few days.  So I thought I would make a card for Saydee since I know she loves her ice cream... And this image was just perfect for her card.
I used Make It Crafty digi ( Frenchie-Valerie) and I just love the images that Zoe has in her store.  Supplies I used were Spectrum Noir and copic makers, spell binders ovals, papers from American Crafts, sentiment from Hero Arts, gem from Taylored Expression and glossy accents.

Thanks for taking a peek!
It's time to enjoy the sunshine on the Big Island~
Enjoy your day~

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gingerloft Circle Challenge - Plus a Winner!


Happy Sunday everyone~
Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far.  First of all let me start with the winner on my blog from Tami's Birthday Blog hop..  Drum roll please.................................
And the winner is:

#13 -Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Love the colors of your card. So very cuuuute!

Now on to my card Gingerloft has another new challenge going on today at the challenge is Circles, Circles and More Circles.  Your card does not have to be a circle shape we just want to see any type of circles. You have until June 9 at midnight to play.   Hop back over and check out what the rest of the amazing DT have created for this challenge.
For my card I made a CAS card using digi (laundry birds) Spellbinders lacey and large circles, sentiment and sun from Studio G, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, copic and Shinhan Twin markers, faux stitching and papers from Imaginisce.

Enjoy your day~

Saturday, May 26, 2012

June's Anything Goes Card Swap is Now Open!

Hello my crafty friends~
June's 2012 Anything Goes Card Swap is now open for sign up.... Please email  me directly to  The theme for June will be "Summer" however you want to interpret it!
All card swaps are due by month end... If you are a new player and you are interested in playing along email me so I can explain the deets to you.....
Sign up will be open from now until May 31st midnight.... You will be notified on June 1st with your swap persons info...

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Did you say Popcorn!

Oops this was supposed to be posted up yesterday but got side tracked with unexpected family visitors all day yesterday....Their is a fun challenge going on over at Pixie Dust Studio and its "FOOD" something some of us can't resist.. LOL!  For this challenge I'm using Pixie Loves Popcorn and she is one of the newest release that you can get from here.   Don't forget to hop back over and check out what the amazing DT's have created for this challenge too. 
For my card I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, sentiment from Kaiser Craft, papers from Pebbles, Swiss dot buttons and twine and spell binders die..
Note:  Love my popcorn with arare (japanese rice crackers).  LOL!

Enjoy your day and some of you who have a long 3 day weekend...
Keep safe...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Milk Coffee Die Cut Challenge!

Today starts another challenge over at Milk Coffee Stamps - Die Cuts!  So let's get creative and join us for a fun challenge.  You do not have to use images from Milk Coffee Stamps, but if you do,  you  will receive extra points when  picking a winner by  And don't forget to hop back over and check out what the amazing DT members have creative for your inspiration today using adorable images from Milk Coffee Shop.
So onto my card I'm using (Soya is taking a nap), I used Spectrum Noir and copic makers, Martha Stewart border punch, pearls, sentiment from CC Designs, papers from stash, die cut leaves from a rak and hand rolled flowers.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Release Day and a Blog Hop!

Today is the day it's Release Day and a Blog Hop at Pixie Dust Studio!
So, let's begin with the hop first you should of come here from Cat's blog!  If you didn't please start from the main blog which would  of been from Pixie Dust Studio.  Now on to my card I'm using this new release Cherry O' Teacup Pixie all the new releases are available at the studio now.  I used Spectrum Noir, Memento and copic markers, sentiment from Hero Arts and papers from Pebbles.

In case you should get lost here is the hop list:

* The Scrapbooking Queen -

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the hop and new releases.  Don't forget to leave a comment on Pixie Dust Studio you might be the lucky winner of any Pixie Pack of your pick from the STUDIO!  Good luck~ 

Pixie is looking to add some new Pixies to the Design Team!
We would love to have you apply if you are looking for a new exciting, creative, and unique design team experience!
Click here for all the deets!


Another Sneak Peek!

Here's another cutie from Pixie Dust Studio new release that will be available tomorrow (Thursday).
Tomorrow the Pixies are doing a BLOG HOP!! So please hop along with us and you might be the lucky winner of any Pixie Pack of your pick from the STUDIO!:)
Today I'm showing you  "PIXIE AND HER PUP" isn't she stink in cute or what!  Kathy(owner/illustrator) has really done such a marvelous job on creating all her beautiful images and they are made to color so easily too.  For my card I used Spectrum Noir markers, glossy accents, gems, and papers from  Reminisce.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your day/evening~

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

It's Sneak Peeks at Pixie Dust Studio!

Today starts another Sneak Peek from Pixie Dust Studio!  Kathy (owner/illustrator) has some amazing things going on with Pixie Dust Studio ~ first of all she has a DT call here and an amazing giveaway here and including more amazing images available this Thursday May 24th... Theirs so much excitement going on - don't you love it!

So on to my card, I'm showing you  " FLOWER POWER PIXIE" isn't she adorable or what!
She has that hippish flair and she was so fun to get her ready for today's preview.  I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, stickles and sentiment and papers from Kaiser Craft (Lilac Avenue Collection).

Thanks for taking a peek - be sure to come back and check out more of this cute collection.
Enjoy your day/evening...

Many hugs~

Monday, May 21, 2012

You Need To Check This Out!!!

Giveaway..Pixie's Favorite Things!!!!!

DON'T forget about our DT CALL--------------------------- >>>>

Onto the fun stuff!!!! :)
I am sooooo excited about our Giveaway!
Pixie has gathered an amazing selection of goodies to give away.
One lucky winner will get the WHOLE stash of yummy scrappy treats!!
Value of this Giveaway is $160+

Rules to enter this Giveaway
You need to be a follower of the Pixie Dust Studio Blog.
You need to leave a comment on this Giveaway blog post.
You need to become a fan of the Pixie Dust Studio Facebook Fan page and
PLEASE say HELLO on the PDS Facebook Fan Page!:)
PDS Facebook Page
You have until June 1st to enter the giveaway!!
A random winner will be picked by Pixie On JUNE 2nd!!!

Here is a list of Pixie's Favorite Things:
*$20 Starbucks Giftcard "Latte with whip please!"
*48 Prismacolor colored Pencils "I color with these."
*Pink Cutter Bee Scissors "I have the yellow ones"
*My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 6x6 paper pad
*SewWeasy Fancy floss "Tie one on!!"
*Stickles "Glitter and sparkles are so important."
*Pretty Style Pink Smash Book "Eek, LOVE!"
*Candycane SMASH Paper Clips "Did someone say CANDY?"
*Tim Holtz Paper Distresser "I love to Distress."
*SMASHtape black and white polka-dot
* The Scrapbooking Queen Sentiment Clear Stamp collection "These are amazing!"
*Sticky Doos adhesive squares "Fast and simple."
*Paper Studio Gemstones "Royal treats to play with."
*Craft Tags and Ties
*Tim Holtz Idea-ology Adage Tickets "Ticket accents are TDF!"
* Random Designer Paper from Pixies Favorite Brands:
October Afternoon
Mind's Eye
*K&Company 40 piece embellishment pack"Oh MY!"
*Pebbles Layered Embellishments
*La Petites 3-D Stickers in the letters P-D-S "Those are my Initials!!"
*Echo Park Stickers
*BoBunny Stickers
*Karen Foster Design Stickers
*K&Company embossed Stickers
**Your Choice of ANY Pixie Pack in the STUDIO!"YEAH!"
Plus more!!:)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

It's a Birthday Hop for Tami!

Hello!  Welcome to our Gingerloft Creator's birthday celebration!  To celebrate our founder and creator of all these fun Gingerloft Images we are having a birthday blog hop!  We will all be using the same image, Birthday Turtles so that you can see just how versatile Tami's images can be!  You should have come here from Sherry's blog.  If not, please start at the main challenge blog and go from there.  We will each get to pick a winner from the comments on each of our blogs.  That will mean we have TEN winners!  Cool huh?  Now, let's get started!
For my card I used Spectrum Noir, copic and memento markers, pearls, diamond glaze, sentiment from Inkadinakado, spellbinders die cut, papers from Kaiser Craft ( Chapter One) and pop up dots.

Now be sure to head on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what she has created; but don't forget to leave me some love!  Who knows?  Maybe your comments will be the winning one!
Note:  All comments need to be in by Friday midnight May 25th!

Here is the hop list in case you get lost:

Shirl - - that's me
Elizabeth -
Tami-  end of hop!

This creation will be entered into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures great and Small
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday Card
Digi Designs - Show Us That Bling!
Totally Gorjuss - Pink / Green

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the hop!

Friday, May 18, 2012


Here's a cutie from Milk Coffee Stamps ( Lisbeth at the Tree) I used copic and Spectrum Noir markers, EK border punch, pearls, sentiment from Hero Arts, ribbon and papers from American craft.

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by!
Oops short post got tons of errands to do in town today, be back later.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pixie Dust Studio DT Call!

Do you want to play with the Pixies?

Thanks for taking a peek!

It's A Steampunk Challenge at PDS!

Today starts a new challenge over at Pixie Dust Studio (Steampunk).  You can have it in anyway that screams steampunk - images, embellishment, pattern paper!  For my take on this challenge I'm using (Pixie Steam Train) for this digi I used  Spectrum Noir and Shinhan Twin markers, glossy accents, Martha Stewart border punch, rain dots, spellbinders die cut, papers  from Basic Grey (Little Black Dress) and sentiment from Kaiser Craft.   Hope you likey!
Don't forget to hop back over and check out what the rest of the DT created for this challenge.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafy Creations Challenge - Male Birthday Card
All Sorts Challenge - Cards for a Man or Boy!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Macarons Anyone!

Here's one of Milk Coffee Stamps newer release (Lisbeth love Macarons) and you can get her here.
I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, gem from Taylored Expressions, pearls papers from The Paper Studio, spellbinders, ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, sentiment from Kaiser Craft.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your day~

Sunday, May 13, 2012

You're Special!

Here's a freebie that you can get from Whimsie Doodles ( Pencil Pixie), I used Spectrum Noir markers, stickles on her wings, diamond glaze on the pencil eraser, spell binders wonky rectangles, sentiment from Hero Arts, buttons, twine, Cuttle bug (Swiss dots) apple stamp from Imaginisce, papers from American Crafts.

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Whimsie Doodles -May 2012 Challenge - Bump It Up!

Thanks for taking a peek~

Under the Sea!

Today starts a new challenge at Gingerloft - it's called "Under the Sea".   You need to use any creature that you can think of for this challenge... For this challenge I'm using Sea Turtles, I really like how this card turned out those turtles looks so awesome in real... I used diamond glaze, Shinhan Twin and memento markers, stickles, pearls, spellbinder's label seventeen and papers from Doodlebug.
Don't forget to hop back over and check out what the rest of the talented DT created for this challenge also. 


Entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Bling
Moving Along with the Times - Nautical

Thanks for taking a peek!
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's  a card I made for my MIL my hubby wanted his mom to have one of those tissue box holders so of course I couldn't say no... He chose the image from my file, since my MIL dances hula for the Senior Citizen group this image was perfect for her.... I had to make her hair on the grayish side since my MIL is 75 years old....I used the digi from Make It Crafty (Hula-Girl) and colored her with Spectrum Noir, copic markers, stickles, papers from Best Creation Inc. Memory Box (WhimsyCircle) ,  pop up dots and computer generated sentiment.

Enjoy your Mother's Day!
I will have fun day with just me and my daughter on Sunday!

Friday, May 11, 2012

For My Daughter's MIL!

My daughter is always someone that waits to the very last minute for me to get small projects done for her so since she came by last night and saw my tissue holder she wanted a matching card and holder for her MIL.... So  I had to drive into town this morning to pick me up more packs of the traveler's tissues....
This way I can have more to keep in handy when I make occasional cards to give away.... They are so super fast to make you can get 2 holders out of a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock....
Since her MIL is in her late 70's my daughter didn't want me to over power the card and tissue holder with all kinds of blings and blooms.  So I just kept it clean and simple!  Her MIL is a tiny Japanese lady and is so spunky... 
For my image I used Kiyomi from (Sister Stamps), paper piece her kimono, colored her with Spectrum Noir, Stampin Up & copic markers, gems from Taylored Expressions, sentiment from Kaiser Craft, pop up dots, Memory Box (Whimsy Circle) and papers from Kaiser Craft )Chapter One paper pad.
What is really wierd my back ground cardstock is like a jade color but the the photo looks blue.

Enjoy you day/evening...
Keep on crafting - like I am all weekend (hehe).

Need a Tissue!

This is my first sample of doing this tissue holder, but I love the way it turned out and I'm working on another one that I'm spiking up a little.... Cute as gifts or on someones work desk too.  This holds the travel size tissue perfectly.... I used Lisbeth on a Swing by Milk Coffee Stamps. copic makers, papers from Doodlebug, flower from a RAK, gems from Taylored Expressions, and spellbinders ovals.

Enjoy your day!
Be back soon with another posting....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

It's all For the Boys!

Yes, over at Pixie Dust Studio we have a great challenge going on until Wednesday May 16th. The theme for this challenge is "For The Boys"!  Make a card or project with a boyish/masculine theme -
could be colors, embellies, stamps... - whatever works!
Need some inspiration hop back over to Pixie Dust Studio and check out what those talented DT have created for this challenge. 
Here is my take on the challenge: 

Recipe for my card:
Image - PDS (7 collection - Happy)
Buttons, stickles, Spectrum Noir and memento markers
papers from stash.

Enjoy your day/evening!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Milk Coffee Stamps - Buttons & Blings Challenge!

Milk Coffee Stamps has another challenge going on now - Buttons & Blings Challenge!  They would love to see more than one button and bling on your card and you can create whatever you want on your card as long as the buttons and blings are on it...  The challenge runs for two weeks so you have plenty of time to get your card (s) made.  No backlinking all entries must be new and you are allowed only 3 entries please.  You do not have to use the images from Milk Coffee Stamps but if you do use it you will have an extra point added on to your entry.   So get your card(s) created and show us what you can do with those buttons and blings.... Don't forget to hop on over and see what the rest of the talented ladies from the DT has created for this challenge...
For this challenge I chose:  Lisbeth Loves Sunflower and you can get her here.  I used Spectrum Noir and copic markers, sentiment from Kaiser Craft, papers from Kaiser Craft (Lilac Avenue Collection), buttons, bakers twine, gems from Taylored Expressions.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute, Cute, Cute
Mark's Finest Papers - 3 of something
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Mother's Day

Thanks for taking a  peek!

Just Saying Hello!

2nd post!
Here's Lisbeth rides a  Lady Bug from Milk Coffee Stamps.  You can find her and the rest of Lisbeth images from here.  I used copics, Spectrum Noir, Shinhan Twin markers, glossy accents for her glass on the goggles, stickles, I drew in the grass, dew drop on the flower, flower from a rak, sentiment from Kaiser Craft, wee gem from Taylored Expressions  and papers from stash...

Thanks for taking a peek!

Some Pics to Share!

Happy Wednesday you all!
I'm sure feeling way much better at least I can put the tissues away...LOL!  Just have my lingering cough which is improving slowly.... Anywho with all that went on with me my vacation my hubby took some pics and I wanted to share them with you.   He told me be sure to put the one with Hobby Lobby so all your crafty friends know that you weren't jiving. (hehe his so funny)... 

Henderson - from a distance getting to the store

As we approached closer - but was unable to go in!
Too sick to shop~
Yes, I won this Monday morning $624.00 and I was supposed
to go shopping at Hobby Lobby fell sick and could not
make the attempt to even shop...Bummer's!

Impersonators:  Check out Robert DeNiro

Johnny Depp

Michael Jackson - this guy looked exactly like him too! 
Sylvester Stallone and Johnny Depp!


Cupid - my hubby had a kick over this one!

He wanted to shoot my hubby with his arrow.. LOL!

Hope you enjoyed those pics..
Be back later with a card posting.....

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cards for Gabrielle!

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm feeling a bit better, I've been legs up all weekend recouping from a nasty cold that I got while on my vacation.... A little bummed out but my hubby said he'll make it up for me, will see. (hehe).
Anyhoo being gone for several days I got back with tons of emails from well wishers and one of my emails I got touched my heart.  Kathy, (owner/illustrator) of Pixie Dust Studio emailed the Pixie DT with the request of cards for a little girl that is very ill with life long illness.   She is in a constant battle for health and is not able to attend school at the moment.   Her high point in her day is walking to the mailbox to get the mail ( if she is well enough to make the walk to the mailbox).    So with this in mind I'm asking if  any of you would love to participate and send her a card here is the info:
BTW Gabrielle is 10 years old.
Her name is - Gabrielle Rothwell
                       46396 Grandview Dr,
                       Perham, MN 56573

This will brighten up her day and put a smile on her face if she goes to pick up the mail and sees that she has a happy mail waiting their for her.   Oh by the way she is very fond of Zebra's and this will lighten her up more if she sees it on her cards too.  So for Gabby I couldn't just do one but made her three cards and hopefully when she receives them it would put a "HUGE" smile on this pretty face of hers.   All my images were from Pixie Dust Studio.

Recipe for all (3) cards:
Glossy accents on the snout, images from PDS, copics,
Shinhan twin markers, bakers twine, spellbinders ovals & scallops,
computer generated sentiment, MS border punch, ribbons
papers from stash.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Hugs to all~

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Thanks for making my day!

Here's a digi image from Gingerloft Designs (Cheetah) that I made for this card.  I used Spectrum Noir markers, brads, spellbinders label seventeen, Memory box (Grassland Border), diamond glaze, papers from Basic Grey(Little Black Dress) and sentiment from Inkadinkado.

Enjoy your day/evening...

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