Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Stamping Chef Challenge - "LOVE"

The Stamping Chef has a new challenge for the next two (2) weeks called "LOVE". You don't have to use an image from The Stamping Chef, but if you do, your entry qualifies as a double chance to win!!! The winner selected will win 3 digis of their choice, BUT, there is a TOP 3!!! Why don't you add your project to the linky for a chance to win. Its pretty easy peasy don't you think??? Check out the Design Team projects for inspiration including my project below:

Steampunk meets Valentine's Day you might say...

I used colored pencils for all of her except the bows which I used distress markers Ranger.  
Cogs and Gears embossing folder is from The Paper Studio.
Gears on side are from Tim Holz

You can see all the details of this challenge and see other design team member's examples of love by visiting The Stamping Chef's blog and don't forget to sign up for email. You wouldn't want to miss all the exciting news and upcoming events and challenges.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.... Hugs from Jearise in Lorby's World.

Monday, January 28, 2013

New Release Tuesday at The Stamping Chef

Click here for the "Love is in the Air" Hop.

Welcome to my Tuesday release day for The Stamping Chef.  Today I have such an excited little girl to share...

I used my Pebbles Chalks to color her skin, hair, and clothes but I used my Promarkers for the hearts on her dress. I also used my Pebbles Chalks to make the hearts in the background and My Cat's Eye chalk ink to do the edges of the picture.

Ribbon from My Life in Arts and Crafts
Gold Rhinestones from Miriam's Crafting Supplies

To get this adorably excited little girl and to see more fabulous digital stamps, head over to The Stamping Chef.

Thanks for stopping by today and see you on Freebie Friday.

I am entering this in "Celebrate the Occasion" - Challenge #97:Green with Envy
I am entering this in "Creative Card Crew" - Challenge 28 Girly
I am entering this in "Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe" Challenge #28 Valentine's with Chalk

Love is in the Air at My Live in Arts and Crafts Blog Hop

Love is in the Air
My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’
Design Team Blog Hop

Valentines Day is right around the corner, so we are getting ready by showing our valentine creations.  You should be coming from Pam's Blog.
If not head on over to Jessi’s to get started.
I have used RED MESH RIBBON from the My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ store. Jessi has some amazing new products over there, go take a look.

I made an easel card and stamped it and then heat embossed with Recollections chunky embossing powder. I then went back in and colored the rose, heart, and leaves with my Promarkers. The RED MESH RIBBON gave it that perfect touch in the background. The stamp was designed in the US and is numbered K-3117.

Jessi is giving away some goodies from her store to one lucky person who comments on all the blogs in the hop as well as you must be a follower.
Extra entry if you like the My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ fan page. Comment on My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ fan page, telling her you’ve done so.
Extra entry , OMG that means you have three chances to win!! Once you’ve gotten through the hop, head back over to Jessi’s blog and comment again saying what product you’d like to win.  So you might wanna check out the store and decide. One lucky person will win their choice. Make sure you leave a way to get in contact you.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope we have inspired you and good luck with the drawing.

I have entered this in the "Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog" - Challenge 37 - Have a Heart 
I have entered this in the "Creative Craft Challenges2" - Challenge 2 - Bling It Up

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Mad Hatter Tea Party

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Welcome to The Mad Hatter's Tea Party. If you happen to fall in the rabbit's hole you have landed in the wacky wonderful world of Alice where we're all mad here! The March Hare is scurring and hoping you won't be late in attending and wishing our hostess a Happy Birthday!!! She does love celebrating her birthday and what better way than to have a tea party with all of her favorite friends in this Wonderland!!!!

There are some wonderful sponsors today to help us celebrate:

Rick St. Dennis has some fabulous digi's and he is offering three of these to one lucky winner. You can fine him at and he asks that you become a follower.

Here's my project which I hope you enjoy

 I made a Alice in Wonderland standing card. I found a vintage picture of Alice looking at the tiny door and couldn't resist using my Promarkers to color her and then I got the crazy idea of using my utility knife and cutting around part of her, inserting orange tulle to look like the curtain and giving it some detention which you can see in the pictures below.

Thank you for stopping and enjoying a cup of tea and perhaps crumpets with me! Your next stop along the party hop is Jenny or just follow the March Hare and don't be late for a very important date!

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Stamping Chef and Freebie Friday

First off, I have to make a big announcement...I'm one of the newest members of The Stamping Chef. Yay for me! I love the digital stamps from there and the owner, Tamara, draws a little bit of everything so I know you'll find your taste in some of the cuties digis around and to give you an idea of what I'm talking about I've whipped up two cards to share today.

Meet Dana...

She's a special birthday fairy that is fluttering by to wish you a Happy birthday...
                                                                     rhinestones and half pearl by 

I entered my fairy card in Challenge #201 Winged Things - Sweet and Sassy at Dutch Dare Card Challenges

I entered my fairy card in the For a Girl Challenge at Paper Crafting Journey

I entered my fairy birthday card in the Challenge #76 - Celebrations at  Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog

This weeks release is Fishing for Love...

I hope you enjoyed my cards today. I had so much fun coloring them with my colored pencils and using my Cuddle Bug for embossing and don't forget to trot on over to The Stamping Chef.

I am entering my Valentine's Day card in the Valentine's Day or Love Challenge at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

I am entering my Valentine's Day card in the Challenge 35 - Celebrate Love or are you seeing the Color Red at ~Craft Us Crazy 

I am entering my Valentine's Day card in the DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #102 Use RED or PINK at DL ART 

Hugs from Lorby's World.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just add pink

Today I got a jump on Easter by making this adorable little pillow box out of my Easter paper stash. I used pink jute from My Life in Arts N Crafts to finish it off and give it that extra little touch. There are some dark chocolate kisses hiding inside. Yum.

Beautiful Pink Jute is from My Life in Arts and Crafts
Paper is from TPC Studio
Flower from Oriental Trading Company
Half Pearl from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
Pillow Box from The Cutting Cafe

Monday, January 21, 2013

White as Snow Blog Winners Announced

First off, I would love to thank all who participated in the hop and those who took time to visit the hop. You are all wonderful people. Now on to our winners...

With the help of Teresa (TAngel) who is part of the DT for The Cutting Cafe, we picked a winner through People were asked to visit The Cutting Cafe FB page and leave a message and there were 10 who followed through with that and so those people were in the running for the free files from The Cutting Cafe.

The winner is...#4 post on The Cutting Cafe Facebook page - L Miriam.

Congratulations L Miriam on your win. I will be contacting you soon.

Now on to the winner of my blog candy for Lorby's World. I used again and had 18 people who left comments.

The winner is #9 - Peneee who typed

I love the bright colors mixed with the white snowflakes. Great idea!

The winner of the Michael's $25 gift card from Anita and Bugs is #8 chosen by - Krista who typed

Thank you for sharing. Pretty cards and the second is stunning!
I am a huge fan of Cutting Cafe and Regina. I am presently making Vday cards w their digis.
KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Thank you again all and congratulations to our winners.

Chalk N Stock DT Monday

It's Monday and that means a chalk project to showcase. There is a challenge going on at Chalk N Stock called anything goes. All you have to do is use chalk somewhere on your project to enter. The winner gets some digital stamps from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

Today I've colored the cutest little girl digital stamp from The Stamping Chef. She's a freebie over there so it's worth the click to see what The Stamping Chef has to offer. I know you'll get hooked like I have.

 I colored my little girl's face, hair, arms, legs, socks and most of her dress using chalks. I used my wonderful Pebbles Inc chalks with a combination of regular and shimmer. I find the shimmer have a darker color to them so they are great for the edging on your projects.

I tried something different this time and used my metallic markers in silver and blue to color her shoes, bow, underskirt, and headband plus I used the silver metallic to make an outline around this digi and to use it on the outside edge of the white postage stamp background.

I used my Cuddlebug and the rose embossing folder to add the rose embossed background and the embossed and cut out are Spellbinder's Nestabilities that fit in my Cuddlebug.

The beautiful pink jute comes from My Life in Arts N Crafts and it's the first time I've used this pink color but I know I will be using it quite a bit in the future. It's got a very soft color to it that I really like.

I am entering this card in the Blue, White and Silver challenge at The Stamping Chef.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your Monday!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Scraps to Treasure Treats Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure Valentine Treats Blog Hop.

Scraps to Treasure is a group of crafty people who take their left over scraps and come up with beautiful and fun projects that center around a monthly theme. This month's theme was Valentine Treats and our crafters were put to task in creating something that used only scraps but was also Valentine Treat related.

Jessi Buehrle at My Life in Arts N Crafts  is our hostess for this hop so please make sure you start at her blog and she is giving away some goodies to be entered in to win this fabulous prize, you must…
1. Follow all the blogs In this hop
2. Comment on all the blogs in the hop as well
3. Head on over to My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ fan page and give it a likea. If your come back to Jessi’s blog and leave a comment saying you did so, you are entered in for a second chance. And don’t forget to check Out Jessi’s etsy store new items added Monthly.

Here is what you can win:

A red blingage flower, 5 yards of soft pink seam binding ribbon,15 yards of blossom twine, 15 yards of charcoal twine, 15 yards of Natural Jute twine, 15 yards of Pink Jute twine, bag of pink “dew drops”, 10 celo bags in 1” by 10” (these are great for M&M’s or two pencils for little valentine treats) 10 mini binder clips,

Here is what I created using scraps left over from a year ago. Goes to prove I don't throw anything out.
The heart shaped treat box came from SVGAttic.
I made the flower using the flower making kit for the Cuddlebug. I love making flowers with this kit! The half pearl is from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Thank you for taking the time to hop along with us today.   Your next stop is: Pam.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chalk N Stock Jan DT Challenge Post

Good morning. Were you able to hop along with us yesterday in our White as Snow Hop? If not, there is still time. There were some great prizes to be given out from The Cutting Cafe, Anita and Bugs and myself.

Today I would like to announce the January Challenge for Chalk N Stock. You know how much I love using chalk in my projects and this time around I tried Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks in my project.

I used the cream chalks to color the flowers and then I used color pencils to color the buds, stem, and add a touch of color to the grass and butterflies. I loved the way the cream chalk blends. I used two different colors of purple on my flowers. When I finished coloring the picture I used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Candy Apple to add the golden red glimmer to it. I so love the way this turned out.

The half pearls are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

Here's a close up.

 Here is the link again to the Chalk N Stock January Challenge if you are interested and thank you so much for stopping by today.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

White as Snow Blog Hop

Welcome to the White as Snow Blog Hop where the idea was to either create something that has white as a primary color or as the background. I'm sure some of these crafty bloggers got creative and combined both but you will only be able to find out by hopping along with us today...

I'm the hostess for this hop and it's a good idea to start here so you don't miss anything. I have a give away with this hop so see what I've created and then read on to see what you could win.

We also have a guest blogger, Anita from Anita and Bugs, who has an awesome give away on her blog.

Our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop is THE CUTTING CAFE  so please make sure you visit their online store to see all the wonderful cutting and printable files they have.

The Cutting Cafe is giving away to one lucky winner 3 files of their choice. To qualify, you need to visit The Cutting Cafe store and then "like" The Cutting Cafe on FACEBOOK  and let Regina, the owner, know that you came from the White as Snow Blog. I can tell you now that if you like printable sayings and cutting files, you will love her designs and she has specials going on all the time on her FACEBOOK page.

Now on to the hop...

I used two files from The Cutting Cafe for my projects. The second card I used the Snowflake Huge Circle...Digital Stamp Set and the first card I used the Fun With Snowflakes.

I used a light blue vellum on the inside of the card to give it a little color both inside and on the outside edge.
The golden yellow rhinestones come from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.

The half pearl comes from Miram's Crafting Supplies.
I used Promarkers to add a touch of color to the snowflakes.
The light blue twine came from My Life in Arts and Crafts.
I did a combination of both dry and heat embossing on each card. I did a video to explain how I add embossing powder to my embossed surfaces. Please enjoy the video before seeing what I have for my blog prize. I will pick one winner for those that hop through and leave a comment on my blog. I would love to have you as a new follower but I'll leave that up to you.

The video involved my second card and the Huge Circle Set.

One lucky winner will get the embossing folder, a bottle of the embossing powder I used on my cards, and some bling like what I used on my first card. The rhinestones come from Miriam's Crafting Supplies. The place to go for bling and buttons. Just leave me some words in that word box below and that will qualify you for the drawing.

Thank you so much for joining us today and your next stop is my guest hostess Anita. If you would like to join us for our February blog hop, we would love to have you. Just join Lorby's World of Hops on Face Book and you'll ready to go.

  1. Jearise ~
  2. Anita  ~~~
  3. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create (link:
  4. Jessi ~
  5. Jenny~
  6. Tabetha~
  7. Tee ~
  8. Miriam ~
  9. Jamie ~
  10. Lynne ~
  11. Amanda ~
  12. CallyAnn-
  13.  Penny (Kindred Hearts) ~

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    Tsunami Rose Color Inspiration Challenge

    Thank you so much for checking out our color inspiration Wednesday Challenges! 

    From now on every Wednesday you can join us for a new challenge that will include, altered art, cards, sketches, color inspirations and our favorite, "Anything Goes" So whatever your style is, join us here and you can enter to win some awesome prizes!! And remember that we welcome non-blog projects!

    You are welcome to enter any card that you create using any brand products and post to your blog (or upload to within Wednesday, January 16th through Tuesday, January 22nd. The next challenge and the winner of this challenge will be announced Wednesday, January 23rd on the Tsunami Rose Designs blog.

    The rules:                                                                

    1. Be a follower of this blog.
    2. Add a direct link to your blog post via inlinkz. (For help on how to enter your blog post, please see click here.) 
    (To enter a non-blog project entries  you can upload your photo to TINYPIC.COM and enter the URL for E-Mail & IM that the website provides.)
    3. Add a direct link back to our blog on your blog post.  (Not required for non-blog project entries)
    4. Leave a comment here stating you have followed steps 1-3.

    The Prizes:                                                             

    Daisy Collins will be the judge and will pick her favorite 5 entries and they will be these prizes as well as a special winner badge to display on their blogs.

    All prizes are digital and will be sent to the winner via email.
    1st place will win "New Beginnings" Printable journal and $20 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop.

    2nd place will win $15 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop.

    3rd and 4th place will win $10 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop.

    5th place will win $5 to spend in the Tsunami Rose Shop.
    Please Look at the above picture to see the purples, pinks and greens that are to be used in your project. 
    Here is my project using the above colors:
    I used Tsunami Rose's New Beginnings journal digital paper for the sides and roof. 
    I added some glitter Mod Podge to the roof .
    Check out Tsunami Rose today to see all the beautiful vintage papers she has to offer and don't forget to friend Tsunami Rose on Facebook!

    Saturday, January 12, 2013

    January Calendar Girls Hap

    Welcome to ourJanuary Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occassions throughout the yea!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "January you start the year out fine".

    The hop starts with Edwina at You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

    The line-up for January includes:
    Edwina -
    Miriam -
    Lucy -
    Janet -
    Kimberly -
    Lynne -
    Anita -
    Jearise -
    Tabetha -
    Vicky -

    January Occassions We Wish to Share:
    • Hot Tea Month - Edwina
    • National Oatmeal Month - Miriam
    • National Soup Month

    3 Festival of Sleep Day - Vicky
    3 Fruitcake Toss Day
    5 National Bird Day - Lucy
    6 Cuddle Up Day - Janet
    8 Bubble Bath Day - Kimberly
    11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day -
    12 National Pharmacist Day: Lynne
    14 Dress Up Your Pet Day: Anita
    15 National Hat Day: Jearise
    17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day: Tabetha
    18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne: Lynne
    20 Penguin Awareness Day:Anita
    21 National Hugging Day: Jearise
    21 Squirrel Appreciation Day- Tabetha
    23 National Pie Day - Miriam
    27 Chocolate Cake Day - Lucy
    28 National Kazoo Day
    29 National Puzzle Day: Lucy
    29 National Cornchip Day -Janet
    31 Backward Day

    We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef,, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winners choice.

    I picked two days this month to celebrate with a card. The first is National Hat Day.
    The hat digital stamp came from Paper Printables
    I used colored pencils and a blending pen to color it.
    The lovely half pearls in the flowers and on the card come from Miraim's Crafting Supplies.

    The second is National Hugging Day.
    The two little animals are a stamp I found on line at MMD_Buddy's Digi Stamps.
    I used my alcohol markers to color this digital stamp.
    I used an EK Success border punch on the bottom of the yellow and designed paper.
    I am entering this card in the Allsorts Challenge - Dies and Punches.

    Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Tabetha's blog. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on February 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

    Monday, January 7, 2013

    Chalk N Stock DT Monday

    Good Monday afternoon by Austin time.

    Today I have a little note card to pass along. This little birdie has a tweet as sweet as can be and he's going to fly to someone's house just to say hello.

    I used by Pebbles Inc. chalks again to color the digital file of the bird and I used my Colorstock chalk ink pad to color the outside of the card.
    Thanks so much for stopping by today and visit the Chalk N Stock blog to see what the other talented DT's have been up to and stay tuned for our next big challenge. 

    Sunday, January 6, 2013

    KCC - Vinyl Challenge Blog Hop

    Welcome to the Vinyl D├ęcor blog hop with our Krazy Crafting Crew. A whole new year of themes and more specific projects to inspire you with. If you have just stumbled upon the hop and would like to start at the beginning Lissa Marie is your host at She has a video tutorial on how to apply the vinyl, and is also doing a vinyl give away so you don’t want to miss out on that! 

    If you just came from Liz's blog you are in the right spot, so let’s keep on hoppin’!

    I have worked with vinyl before but that was a few years ago so to be honest, I forgot how to cut it and procrastinated on doing my project. The project came about even before the hop though so this hop was a motivator to get it done.

    My 6 year old son made the coolest picture in art class about two months ago so I had to have it framed. The problem was that the picture didn't fit inside the frame like it should so I had to figure out what to do. It was my mother in law who came up with the idea to add the vinyl to the glass to cover the areas that needed covering.

    I forgot to take the before picture. Silly me...

    Before I started I prepped my glass by cleaning it with glass cleaner.
     I used transfer paper but at 1.5 inches by 6 inches but since I was working with such a small strip I found that I didn't need to really use it. I found the I could use the transfer strip over and over again saving on transfer paper. I'm cheap.
    I also had a little trouble with the ends wanting to come up even with the transfer paper. I found an exacto knife used gently will help bring up a corner of the vinyl.

    Here is a picture of me using the vinyl cat at .25 inches. I found the perfect design on the Accent Essentials cartridge for my Circut Expression with blade depth set at 1 and speed at medium.

    As you can see this was too small a cut so I tried a one inch cut...

    One inch was too big so I tried 3/4 inch and it was what I needed. I needed to overlap the vinyl at the corners and middle area on the longer sides but you can't tell unless you're looking for it.
    And the final project...

    You also don’t want to miss out on the sponsor opportunity to win some free digis from Scrapbook Stamp Society. One person who comments on ALL blogs will get 3 new digi’s and an extra entry if you like the Scrapbook Stamp Society Facebook page  at

    Thank you for stopping by today and please continue on to Pam's blog.