Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Birthdays

Time for some catch up... 2 of my nieces had birthdays in November!

Here are the cakes & cupcakes that I made for their Fairy themed (Halloween) birthday party!

I made birthday cards in their favorite colors (& by favorite I mean Lauren likes pink and decided that her baby sis should like purple) Emi turned 2! She has a little stuffed bear that she always carries around, "Bear Bear" - I colored Cuddle Anya's bear to match him!
Purple Cuddle Bday

I couldn't resist showing you how cute she is.. dressed in her PURPLE fairy costume!

Lauren's birthday was on Thanksgiving this year (along with a certain someone I know- her card to be posted once I know she's received it) She's been taking some ballet classes and thought Ballerina Anya was perfect.. I even made her twirl...
Ballerina Spinner Anya

Ballerina Spinner

Here is Miss PINK fairy.. I can't believe she's 5!

I'll be back soon with some more cards to share this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PCS Black Friday Sale!

Happy {Black} Friday to all you in the US- hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the massive amounts of food- LOL! I definitely had my fill of yummy goodies :) Anyone out there brave enough to brave the crowds at the crack of dawn for some good sales? I'm all for a good deal.. but I'm for a nice warm cozy bed more!

Anyway... Melissa from Pink Cat Studio has FIVE new winter digis being released today!

Aren't they so cute? I just had time this week to create a card with the Baking Cookies Lily.. but have the others colored to share with you soon!
Xmas Cookie Lily
- Baking Cookies Lily (Pink Cat Studio); Chocolate chip cookie ; Holiday Dolls (Hero Arts)
- Ink: printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: to be added soon!
- Other: gems

In addition to this great new digi release... today and today only with the purchase of at least $5 in the Pink Cat Studio rubber or digi store you will get this set of digis FREE!

BUT WAIT that's not all! 

Pink Cat Studio is having a Holiday Challenge!  All you need to do is create a project that includes at least one Pink Cat Studio image (sentiments excluded).  Examples of projects include cards, gift boxes and bags, tags, scrapbook layouts, etc.

Here are the rules:
  • You may enter 1 project only.
  • You can use PCS digital or rubber stamps.
  • You may combine the Pink Cat Studio Holiday Challenge with other challenges but please use the PCS name and provide a link back to this challenge on your blog.
  • Submit a direct link to your project via the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.  Submissions that do not provide a direct link will not be considered for the prizes.
  • Pink Cat Studio and its design team will choose One Grand Prize Winner who will win 10 digital stamps of her choice.
  • In addition, random.org will be used to select Two Random Winners from all of the challenge participants. The random winners will each receive 3 digital stamps of their choice.
This challenge starts immediately and closes Friday, December 10th at 11:59pm PST.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 15th.  Submit your completed project to the Inlinkz on the post HERE!

Thanks for stopping in.. I hope to find some good deals out there later today..

Monday, November 22, 2010

Watch Over Us...

Happy Tuesday!!

I'm back this week for the Tiddly Inks Challenge- and just in time... the challenge is to create anything Christmas/Holiday themed! I have made myself a promise that I'm going to finish my Christmas cards early this year... (I've also told myself that every year now)

I used this adorable angel image
Watch Over Us...
- Watch Over Us (Tiddly Inks); Holiday Owls (Hero Arts)
- Oval, labels four nestabilities
- Apron lace border punch (Fiskars)
- Patterned paper (Tinsel,Making Memories)
- Ink: printer, Memento Tuxedo black, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {skin} E000, E00, E11, R20; {hair} Y21, Y23, YR23; {gown} BG0000, BG10; {wings} W00, W1; {shadow} BV0000, BV00
- Other: ribbon, button, string, gems

I've got another card in the works... please stand by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Puddle Jumper Davey!

Yahoo! Happy Friday!

I'm back to share with you another card I made using the newly converted rubber to digi stamps from Lori Boyd.. now available in the Die Cuts R Us store chose this super adorable Davey...and used this sketch from Mercy (it's her 100th sketch!)

MTSC100 & Davey
- Puddle Jumper Davey (Lori Boyd)
- Oval nestabilities
- Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
- Ink: printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {hair} Y23, YR23, E35, E37; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} B91, B93, B95, YR04, YR07, YR12, YR14, YR16; {shoes} E25, E27, E29; {lizard} YG91, YG95, 
- Other: twine

So it appears that I am OBSESSED with faux white stitching- I just ♥ the finished look it gives my cards!

Thanks for stopping in.. hope you have a FABULOUS weekend :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gingerbread Digis!

Is it just me or is anyone else shocked that next week is Thanksgiving already?!  Where does time go?

I'm definitely excited for the holidays.. can't wait to do some holiday baking!  I have a potluck next week at work and need some {easy} ideas on what to bring...

Anyway- on to the real reason why you're here... it's time for another Pink Cat Studio release! Going along with the baking theme, take a look at these super cute gingerbread people!

I just ♥ the little gingerbread man on the candy cane swing!  He reminds me a bit of Gingy from Shrek...

Gingerbread Swing
- Gingerbread Candy Cane Swing (Pink Cat Studio); Jolly Christmas (Hero Arts)
- Oval nestabilities
- Polka dot embossing folder
- Patterned paper (Making memories)
- Ink: printer
- Copics: E11, E13, E19, R20, G12, G14, BG01, BG02
- Other: ribbon, stickles, white enamel accents, glossy accents

I couldn't help but to make a card with the Gingerbread Family as well...

Gingerbread Family
- Gingerbread Family (Pink Cat Studio); Merriest Wishes (Hero Arts)
- Circle & labels 4 nestabilities
- Tinsel patterned paper (Making Memories)
- Ink: printer, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: BG01, BG05, E11, E13, E18, E19, R20, R22, R39, R59, RV00, RV02, RV04
- Other: gems

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to check out the rest of my wonderful design-teammates creations too!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Exciting Puddle Jumper News!

Hello & Happy Monday!!

I can't believe how fast the weekend flew by and that it's already Monday again!  But excited to share with you some exciting news over at Claudia & Company... by popular demand the fabulous Lori Boyd's Puddle Jumper line of stamps are now available in digi format!! (Check out the Die Cuts R Us store!)

Here is a card I made with sweet little Ella...
Puddle Jumper Ella!
- Ella digi (Lori Boyd)
- Patterned embossed paper (KI Memories)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Ink: printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics:{skin} E000, E00, E02, E11 {hair} 100, C3; {clothes/shoes} E25, E27, E29; B21, B34, B37;
- Other: pom pom ribbon, buttons

It was a total coincidence that I colored Ella and picked coordinating cardstock that fit in with the monthly challenge at Claudia & Company too- check the deets here!

Thanks for stoppin' by.. feels great to be back to regular blogging again :) 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Joy Snowman

Whew!  Things are finally back to normal (well.. almost).  We had a whirlwind of family sweep through town for my sister's beautiful wedding last weekend!

Here's another quick card I put together for another new digi from Jane's Doodles that is now available from Claudia & Company  at the Die Cuts R Us store...

JOY SNOWMAN! I just knew I had to make a snow-globe!
Joy Snowman
- Joy Snowman (Jane's Doodles/Claudia & Co.)
- Circle & Labels 3 nestabilities (1/2 of a diecut to make the base)
- Ink: Printer, uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: {snowman} B0000, B00; {nose} Y17, YR04; {scarf/glove} R37, R39, R59; {sign/arms} E31, E44, E47
- Other: ribbon,  stickles

Have a wonderful weekend!  I'll be back Monday with an exciting announcement too!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Winter Release Blog Hop!

Hooray it's the Winter Release Party at Claudia & Company!! I am so excited for the release today!

You should have made your way here by Sheri's blog- if you didn't be sure to start at the very beginning at the Claudia & Company blog - you won't want to miss out all the wonderful works of all the design team!
Using Mercy's Sketch #98 to showcase the newest digi from Jane's Doodles- this oh so much fun to color Gingerbread House!
Gingerbread House
- Gingerbread House (Jane's Doodles; Claudia & Company); Jolly Holiday (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilites
- Polka dot embossing folders
- Ink: printer, Uniball Signo white gel pen
- Copics: B000, B00, B01, E13, E15, E18, E19, G12, G14, G16, R37, YG03, YG06, YG09
- Other: button, liquid pearls, clear glaze, string, white enamel accents

Don't forget about these adorable digis being released today...
Skating Mia (details here)
Skating Mia

Wreath set (details here)
Wreath Wishes Wishing You... Holly tag

And just in case you get lost in the hop... here's the complete blog hop order:
Claudia & Company Blog
Lysa <-- You are HERE!
Our wonderful guest designer: Mercy Kerin

Thanks for coming by.. your next stop on the hop is the FABULOUS Lori

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Wow this week is just flying by!

I have a fun-filled weekend ahead of me (my sister's getting married!) So sorry for the short posts..

Pink Cat Studio is releasing these DINO-mite dinosaur digis this week!

They are just perfect for boy cards that I always seem to have trouble coming with ideas for! I know a few little nephews that would just love these little dinos!
Happy Bday Dino
- Dino (Pink Cat Studio); sentiment (Hero Arts)
- Circle nestabilities
- Ink: printer, Uniball Signo white gel pen
- Copics: YG03, YG06, YG09, Y32, Y35; multiliner
- Other: Clear glaze, white enamel accents

I just bought some enamel accents by Tim Holtz.. I think I went a little dot-happy :)
- Bronty (Pink Cat Studio)
- Tiny Bubbles embossing folder
- Ink: printer, Uniball signo white gel pen
- Copics: B91, B93, B95
- other: chipboard letters, black enamel accents

Be sure to check out the Pink Cat Studio blog for all fabulous works of my design team-mates!

Sneak Peek #2: Skating Mia

Another quick post today..

I'm back to share with you another sneak peek of what's coming to Claudia & Company THIS Friday- SKATING MIA!
Skating Mia
- Skating Mia (Jane's Doodles by Claudia & Co.); Holiday Dolls sentiment (Hero Arts)
- Labels 1 nestabilities
- Ink: printer
- Copics: {hair} E21, E25, E27, E29, E49; {skin} E000, E00, E11, R01; {clothes} BG13, BG15; R37, R59; RV0000, RV00, RV02, RV04; multiliner
- other: buttons, ribbon

Isn't she just the cutest? She will be available to you THIS Friday at the Winter Release blog hop at Claudia & Company!!  Don't forget to check out the rest of the digi team for their fabulous projects using the adorable Skating Mia!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Color Me Fall

It's a Fall colors challenge this week at Tiddly Inks!

Combine these great colors: purple, mustard & olive and create a FABULOUS fall card to play along!

Fall Pearl
- Pearl (Tiddly Inks)
- Circle nestabilities
- Polka dot embossing folder
- Copics: {hair} Y23, Y26, Y28; {cap & top} V12, V15, V17; {tail} G99, YG91, YG95; {flower} BV00, BV01, BV02; multiliner
- other: ribbon, buttons, pearl gems

Sorry for the short post got lots to do this week!

Blog Hop Winner!

Hope you all had a spooky-fun Halloween weekend!

We threw a birthday/Halloween party for my 2 nieces yesterday that was a total bash..pics soon!

Now... onto the winner of the Tiddly Inks digi of their choice....

Zarah said...
Okay WOOOOOW, you're good!! Your colouring is faaantastic! Love the cards too! :D
October 29, 2010 5:04 PM

Congrats Zarah!! Email me & let me know which digi you would like!