Sunday, October 31, 2010

another sneak peek



P.S. Happy Halloween!
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Friday, October 29, 2010

sneak peek

hmmm... ;)

Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

shimmery goodness and a sneak peek

How are you guys??
I just made these glittery, shimmery buttons...perfect for Christmas don't you think?!

And here's a sneak peek for ya! ;)

Take care!
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

they're here!


They're HERE!!!

Jane's Bakery stamp sets have finally arrived! So EXCITED!!!
I'm designing the insert cards as we speak!
As you can see I'm pretty busy so I won't be around for a bit but there's lots of new releases coming very soon!!! See ya then!

Have a great day!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010

pushing it

Remember this card I made...well I decided to make some tags using the scraps from all the paper I stamped with background stamps.
I think I pushed it....just a smidge too far!!! ;)

Went a little overboard on all the patterns and colours...
Oh well!

Have a great day!!
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Perfectly Placed Pleats


Here's a card I made for Moxie Fab World's Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenged. It was quite the challenge for me...I've never done pleats before!!!

Have a great day!!

materials - stamps (Hero Arts- Starry Night, PTI- Background Basics Woodgrain, Signature Christmas), Ink (Colorbox Chalk Ink, PTI), cardstock, twine (PTI), Spellbinders Trio Tag die.
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Friday, October 22, 2010

pretty poinsettia

Happy Friday!

Popping in to share this card that is totally inspired by one of my favourite designers Dawn McVey. I LOVED LOVED this post she did  last year introducing her Signature Christmas stamp set and how she uses her background stamps. I just LOVED the colours she used and all the different background stamps.

I LOVE background stamps!! LOVE LOVE them! I used PTI stamps and my Pretty Poinsettia digi stamp and my polka dot background stamp from my Jane's Bakery set....that's coming soon!!
I printed Pretty Poinsettia a few times...cut it out (it's really not that hard to cut them out), layered them and finished off with one of my buttons. I curled the leaves using my pencil.

I really like this colour combo and think that I'll be doing this for Christmas card and tags this year!

If someone would like to play around with my Pretty Poinsettia just leave me a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner....or two..;)
Have a great weekend!

P.S. You wanna check out a great video with my Mr. Smiles???
You even have a chance to win Mr. Smiles so if you're interested go visit Chrissy's blog

materials - ink (memento-sky blue, rose bud), (colorbox chalk-chestnut), stamps- PTI (Stocking Prints, Polka Dot Basics II, Damask Designs), Jane's Doodles (Pretty Poinsettia, Jane's Bakery)
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I heart Christmas Trees

First thanks to all who wished me to feel better...I do..thanks! ;) Now that I feel better and my two daughter has the stomach flu AND an ear infection!!!
Anyways...I was half way through this little project when I got here it is all finished...

I seriously LOVE this little sweet Christmas tree...and I think it would be great in rubber don't you think?! It's my latest digi stamps called I heart Christmas Trees and you can grab one for yourself here.

I coloured the tree with copics....added touches of glitter and bling. The sentiment is PTI's Signature Christmas.

I'm working on this's my digi stamp Stacked Pumpkins also available at Squigglefly here.

And I also created this little flower embellishment...I made the rose out of fimo and it's as flat as a button.....I just gotta work on my technique a bit more and I plan on selling fimo roses at my Etsy shop.

Also the talented Joy (who won my very first Jane's Doodles rubber stamp set Jane's Bakery) created a card with it and you can check that out here. And speaking of this stamp's on it's way!!! It has been shipped and please PLEASE people cross your fingers and toes that it goes through customs smoothly! ;)

Take care!!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010



I'm just popping by to announce all the winners. I'm sick with the stomach flu...not pretty people!!! So I'm going to take a break from blogging and get healthy.

Winners of Vintage Sanata digi stamp are...

Winners of Snowman and Bird and I heart Christmas Trees digi stamps are..
Stamping Cafe

And the winner of my Mr. Smiles Giveaway is...

Mr. Smiles is available at Die Cuts R Us.
All digi stamps are available now at Squigglefly.

Congratulations ladies!! ;) Email me so I can send your prizes.

Have a great weekend!!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Snowmand and Bird

I can't believe it's Thursday....up until about noon I thought it was Wednesday!!! My husband says I'm lost in time and space...I'm starting to think he's right!  So some of my DT member created some cards with some of my new digi of them being Snowman and Bird.

Don't they look like they're best friends!!! ;)

I also used Hero Arts stamps on this card. I used Ledger and the senitment is from the Holiday Dolls set.

You have to go and see what Alice and Mariana have created with my digi stamps!! I LOVE my ladies!!
To be totally honest with you I'm pretty sure Kelly won't have any cards because she's away and not sure about Lucy.....I've been soooo busy myself that I just asked if my DT had any free time (because it was sort of last minute) to have some cards ready for thursday....but I forgot to tell the ladies that they shouldn't link to each other because I'm not exactly sure who will have a if there's any false info on my DT's bad! ;) sorry!

And like always...if you'd like to play with these digi's...leave a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner to win Snowman and Bird and I heart Christmas trees which by the way will be available at Squigglefly this weekend.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Tag

I had to play along with Card's Challenge Halloween Tags!!!

I LOVE making tags!!! Don't ask me why...just do! ;)

So I used my Mr. Smiles....I just LOVE him...if I do say so myself! ;) He's available at Die Cuts R Us.

I coloured him with copics and addes some glitter...I'm officially addicted to glitter!!

If you're interested in some of my giveaways....check them out here and here.
Have a great day!

materials - stamps (Mr. Smiles-Jane's Doodles for Claudia & Co. Stamps, Lizzie Anne Designs Spooked), cardstock, pp (Making Memories), ribbon, glitter, SRM Sticker
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Vintage Santa

Edit: Betsy's having a Vintage Findings challenge and I thought I could maybe squeeze this post in for the challenge. I'm so short on time and I'm not sure if Betsy will accept this entry but I'll give it a try anyways. :)

Edit: I forgot to announce the winner of my Babuška digi stamp....Tina! Email me and I'll send her to you!

Hope you are all well. I'm just popping in to share this tag I made using my Vintage Santa digi stamp. All my stamps are hand drawn.

This image is super easy to colour...what's there to colour...the hat! ;) I coloured him with Copics...addes some red glitter to his hat. I distressed his beard using PTI's Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo and a Q-tip...because it's a very small surface I had more control using a Q-tip.

I had these PTI stamped leaves from this set left over and they sort of reminded me of mistletoe...sort of ;)

I received this in the mail last proud of it! There's still time to enter my Mr. Smiles Giveaway here. Vintage Santa is available at my Etsy store but I'd love to give one away so if you're interested just leave me a comment.
Have a great day!
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Saturday, October 9, 2010

digi stamp update


Just a little digi stamp update! ;)
You can get this Bosko/Pumpkin Patch Border bundle digi stamps for $5.00  now through  Monday at Clauadia & Co. Stamps.

And here's my latest Santa digi stamp...very different from my other Santa available at Squigglefly.

You can find this Vintage Santa digi stamp at my Etsy shop.
Have a great weekend...take care!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

eye candy


Just popping in to share some FANTASTIC cards created by Claudia & Co. Stamps TALENTED DT using some of my stamps....

Just LOVE how she used my digi Pumpkin Patch Border!!

And here's a little sneak peek of one of my latest digi stamps that will be available at my Etsy shop soon....I'm pretty sure you can figure out who this Jolly O'l Soul is?! ;)

Take care!
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Thursday, October 7, 2010


Just the other day I was talking to my friend and mentioned how I wish I had my Babuška (Babushka) doll that my dad bought me when I was little.....and then I go to the mall and spot this here pretty lady....

Perfect for my daughter's room...only I'll hold on to it for a while longer. Don't think she'll be too gentle with it so for now it's in my bathroom up high on a shelf....nice and safe! ;)

And speaking of Babuška's....I remember when I had my digi Babuška's stamp release for Squigglefly I received a few comments correcting my terminology...I know they are called MATRYOSHKA DOLLS but like I said....some of us Croats call them Babuška dolls...and here's my proof...

Anyways....I'm busy with home renovations and drawing (some more releases coming soon) why not give away one of my digi stamp Babuška dolls....Olga.

If you're interested just leave me a comment and I'll randomly choose a winner on Sunday.
Have a great day!!

P.S. Don't forget about my Mr. Smiles giveaway!!
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Friday, October 1, 2010

Mr. Smiles and Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge

Hi!! and how excited am I!??!!!!

Today is another release day at Claudia & Co. Stamps and an especially very SPECIAL release day for me!!!
Introducing Mr. Smiles!!!

Does he make you smile or what!!!
And here's my card. I'm entering it in the Moxie Fab World's Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge

I punched out a bunch of scallop strips and adhered them to cardstock. I then used one of my favourite dies by PTI....the I have offset scallop clouds. I distressed the clouds (and pretty much the whole card)..

You could find this handsome fella at Claudia & Co. Stamps here. And I have to mention that Claudia will be dontating $1.00 for every single Claudia & Co. rubber stamp purchased and $2.00 for every photopolymer/rubber stamp set purchase through out the month of October for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. That's AWESOME!!

materials - stamps (Mr. Smiles (Claudia & Co. Stamps), Sassafras), ink (PTI, Tim Holtz, Clear & Simple), cardstock, pp (BasicGrey), old dictionary paper, copics, glitter, glossy accents, Doodlebug etc's, die (PTI clouds)

Check out this card created by one of Claudia & Co. Stamps digital DT...

Pam used my Halloween Bosko and Pumpkin Patch Border digi stamps.
And speaking of my Pumpkin Patch Border....the winner of this digi stamp is


Now back to my Mr. Smiles!!! ;)
Don't forget to check out what my TALENTED group of lovely ladies created with Mr. Smiles

AND my Guest Stamper for this release is the
TALENTED Tiffany!!
 I just LOVE visiting her blog...loads of inspirations so go on and check it out for yourself here!

AND I also have a GIVEAWAY!
I will be giving away one Mr. Smiles stamp along with some goodies...

a pack of my handmade buttons
2 rolls of yummy Japanese maksing tape
2 Uni-Ball Signo Broad White gel pens

But I'm gonna make you work for this giveaway. ;)
Please announce this giveaway and leave it up on your sidebar linking to this post.

You can use this photo is you want...

And become a Claudia & Co. blog follower here (if you haven't already). 
I will announce the winner on October 15th. Everyone is welcome to play so go ahead and leave me a comment! ;) 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!
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