Saturday, July 31, 2010

S2G Challenge #67 Sunner Accessory

Hi, everyone. I just got back to a real computer system.  It took over a hour at Mom & Dad's to just get the Blog page to come up.  So I decided to wait till I got back to my house to even try and post.  This is my last card as Guest Designer for S2G.  It has been lots of fun!  Thank You Ladies for inviting me to join the team this month.  I saw your stamps in a few of the stores that I hit while in San Diego & then found you in Cincinnati when I got back to Mom & Dad's.  I'm comming off the design team just in time to be able to play for some of the new Digis.  If your visiting my blog & have not seen the new releases over at S2G's you have got to go over and check them out.  They are sooooo cute!!!!!!  While your there you might as well join in on this weeks challenge never know you might win one of the new releases.
Good Luck to all who play this week.
And Thank You again for letting me join you as Guest Designer!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quixotic Challenge #33 Mini Card

Hello Everyone
Hope this finds all doing better than I am.  Have had a mirgraine since I've arrived in San Diego.  Due to partly my neck.  Poor Nick having to put up with me & my migraine.  But have managed to get a few cards done.  This is my first try at coloring/painting with Tim Holtz's Destressing Inks.  I'm happy with how my guy turned out but may have gotten a little heavy with the girls shorts.  But not bad for my first time.  Or at least I think. Well, I had better get on with my entry details while I can still see to type.

Entry Details
Image is one of Mo's called Just a Knot
in order to meet the 3in requirment for a min card I had to cut the bottom off.  This is a really cute image. Hubby thought that it was one of us.  Since he complains about having to unknot my line when we go fishing.
Tim Holtz's Destressing Inks to color

Glammour dust &yes I would wear a sparkle top to go fishing. I know princess!!! 
Gloss Accents for the water that you can barley see in the lower right hand corner.

Thankk You for stopping by & considering my entry!
Inside of card

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Color Me Copics challenge #1 Black & White/ CAS #13 Summer/Crafty Creations#77 Sweet

Hope this finds all doing well.  I hope you like what I did for the black & white challenge. One card 3 challenges. I'm calling this Summer in Scotland.  If you have ever been to Scotland you would understand. And this little guy is just too Sweet/Happy for Crafty Creations challenge. 
 When I was cutting out the image so it would meet the no larger than 3in. for the mini card I fell for the back of my colored image.  Maybe it's because I came from a watercoloring back ground.  This is not the first time that the back of my colored image has been used for the card.  Now on to the details of my entry. Thank You for considering my entry.

Entry Details
Image is from LOTV

Copics to color
Martha Stewart Shell Boarder Punch
Fish charm from Quixotic Paperie
Leaf Ribbon from a Shop in San Diego
Thank You for stopping by.

Day 2 of Amy's San Diego Adventure

Hi Everyone
Well, the weather in sunny San Diego isn't !  So when hubby got in from work we went shopping on the way to the casino.  Shopping is my fun & the 3 card poker is hubby's.
So I picked up a few things that I needed. 

This is my 2nd haul from hubby's winnings.  Like I said the casino is hubby's thing.  I go over to the Food Court & find a table & draw or color while he's at the tableI go check in & get
the $25.00  & up chips from him & cash them in & then take off again. Last night this lady at the table blamed me for the table going cold. So I kind of got my nose out of joint.  I left & went to the gift shop & took my revenge.

Like the braclet?  I did get a good deal on it.  it started out at $300.00 and something but it was 70% off.  I went back to the table & the lady who complained about me was gone & hubby had a stack of $100.00 chips in front of him.  So you know I couldn't get my hands on them fast enough & get to the cashiers cage with them.  I did let him keep one.  He had a bunch of the $5.00 chips already. But the next time I went back to the table everyone who had been there including hubby had left.  So I tracked him down over in the slots area.  Pretty soon after I found him we left for home.  After all we had been there for 5hrs. And Amy's & my fun meter was peged out.  Not sure what we have planned for today.  The weather is overcast & I do have some cards that I need to get done if I'm going to make challenge cut off times.  Maybe I will take Amy out some place nice for a bite to eat.
See you all later!
BJ & Amy

S2G Challenge Hot with Orange for a twitst

Hi Everyone
I know this is running late for me.  but I'm on Ca. time.  This is the image that the girls over at S2G sent for me to use for this weeks challenge.  Hope you like what I came up with for a sample.  Stay cool! Enjoy this weeks challenge
& Good Luck!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hello From San Diego!
Well, made it to San Diego last night. And for those of you who knew that I was on my way to San Dieg I was not on the aircraft that hit rough air in Denver.  The card you see is one that I bought from Amy's Card Shop
Amy was wishing that she could make the trip to San Daigo.  So since the real Amy couldn't make it.  I thought that I would bring Bathing Amy"the name I gave my card" so throughout the week I will be posting pictures of Amy on her San Diego trip.  She had to pack light so she wiil not be changing outfits.  I had to make room for my card making supplies. Hubby is at work durning the day so I have to have something to do at the hotel.  Well, take care talke to you all later & have a good rest of the day.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sentimental Sunday Challenge #12 For Men

Hope this finds all doing well.  We are having some really bad Thunder & Lighting right now.  Hope the computer stays up.  All ready lost the T.V. signal.  And poor little Savannah just can't stand the Thunder.  This is my first time showing off a stamp that I won from a Blog Hop hosted by "Dog Gone Stamps"

They are just starting out & have a small following. 
So if you could go over and check them out.  Their Stamps are verey nice.

  My brother's Birthday Card was were I was going with this one. Him being a diver thought this would be a good fit. Now I had better get on with the details of my entry.
Thank You for stopping by.

Entry Details

EK Success  The Write Stickers Nature's Beauty
"In all things of nature,there is something of the marvelous" Aristotle

Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Gold Gliter & Shell Border Punch
Tim Holtz Paper & Destressing Ink Pad Vintage Photo

Thank You for considering my entry.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

SS No Time #148 / Mo's #40 Masculine

Hello !
I think that Mo must have my phone bugged.  As you can see we have our own little "Jack -n- The Beans"  in the family.  This is Ethan our 4yr old.  He didn't trade a cow to get his magic beans.  He just got my Dad's "Grandpaw's" bean seeds & corn. He planted them in my Mom's flower bed.  Since the corn was needed it got removed from the flower bed & they got most of the beans.  But as you can see not all.  My Mom had just got finished telling me the story when I found this over at Mo's.  So I called Mom & had her take a picture of Ethan & his beans.  Mom has a Birthday in Aug.  so I decided to do this as her Birthday card from Ethan.  I know!!! Mo's Challenge is for a Masculine card & I'm using it for Mom.  But it just seemed to be the right thing.  She will get a girly card from me.  Not that I have told you a short story I will get on with the details of my entry. 
Thank You for stopping by.

Entry Details
Image from Mo's DP: They grow so fast
Our Ethan "Jack"
Papers: Black is AC Cardstock
White is Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss
Reel Red is Stampin Up
Copics to color
Glamour Dust
Thank You for considering my entry!

Friday, July 16, 2010

CCT Challenge #121 / SDC Challenge #11 / Frosted Designs Borders / Paperbag Studios Flower Power Challenge

Happy Friday!!!
Hope this finds all doing well today.  After going over the post on the Dashboard looks like alot of you are heading to the pool. Have fun!! It looks like todays post is another name dropper. Well, I have lots  to get done before heading off to San Diego to see hubby for a week. So I will get on with my entry details.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good weekend!

Entry Details
Main Image is Jasmin from Jo Capper-Sandon

This is a stamp from Paperbag Studios:  Music Tree  I played with it to get the soft glow effect.
Location for Paperbag Studios Challenge :
Copics From

Glamour Dust  & Quickie Glue Pen
Susan always slips a little something extra in with your order.  The flower at the top of the card was one of her little extras.  It worked soooo well with this card.
Thank You Susan!

Bee Charm from : Quixotic Paperie

 Paperbag Studieo's challenge  Flower Power
I dug out some glass flower beads that I had.

And for the Frosted Designs Challenge of Borders
Martha Stewarts Shell Border Punch : I found mine on line

Tim Holtz Destressing Inks
Vintage Photo & Antique Linnen

Cardstock from DCRU
Well I think that is all the name dropping for today.  I hope I didn't leave anyone out.
Thank You for stopping by & for considering my entry.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

S2G Challenge #65 Twist Water / Waves

Welcome To This weeks Challenge at S2G.  This weeks twist being water ..... waves.
This is the image the ladies at S2G sent for me to use for a sample card. I hope you enjoy creating something for this weeks challenge.  Here are the details for the sample card I made.   To enter :
                                    Thank you for stopping by.
Sample Details
Image is # 250 you can find at the shop
Martha Stewart Shell Punch
Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents
Stick Pins
Notecard & Ribbon picked up last year while out in San Diego
Dew Drops
Good Luck to all who enter this week's challenge!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tiddley Inks Challenge # 13 Match It

Hope this finds all doing well. I know that you all are busy & have a ton of entries to check out so I'm trying to do better at keeping these short. Thank You for considering my entry this week.

Entry Details

Image: Bathing Beauty from Tiddley Inks
Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents for water
Glossy Gel
Martha Stewart Shell Punch
Misc Ribbon
Tim Holtz destressing ink vintage photo
Shell drop earring Have no clue where the other one is & haven't for years.
Can't believe that I even knew where I had this one.
Thank You for stopping by & considering my entry

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TPE Challenge #75 Pocket Card

Hello Everyone
Hope this finds all doing well.  We are having rain today.  Thank God!! It has cooled things down so I have not had to have the air on.  Today's Post has lots of pictures (Big Surprize) & Name droping. I ran across Jo Capper-Sandon's Blog  awhile back & fell in love with her work. But am just now getting around to making anything using her stamps.  You should go over and check out her work. I wish that I would have thought about giving my card a vintage look at the start. Didn't think about it till I started doing the tags. But I think it still turned out.

  Well, I had better get on with the details of  my entry.  Thank You for stopping by.  Have a good week everyone!

Entry Details
Image is Jasmine by Jo Capper-Sandon
Bee charm: Elaine has a good turn around time on orders.  And her stuff is worth the  extra time it takes to get from the UK to us here in the States

 Glamour Dust & Quickie Glue Pinpoint roller glue pen "If you use any kind of glitter it's a MUST HAVE" I couldn't believe how much easier it made things!  All from  Dream Sticker was a gift from Susan. She always slips a little something extra in with your order.
Beads & Ribbon some I had
Tim Holtze Destressing Ink Pad Vintage Photo
This is hubby at work in the cockpit of  a Marine Corps C-130
DP is from  I think it is from Basic Gray.  Claudia has a fast turn around time with her orders.
Sorry about all the name droping in this one.  And no I'm not getting paid for any of it.  But when  you find a great place to shop you just have to share!
Thank You for stopping by & considering my entry.

Friday, July 9, 2010

CC Challenge 75 Make Your Own Button

Hello Everyone,

Hope this finds all doing well.  This is Hubby's Birthday Card from me.  His Birthday is Mon.  I did my Dad's Birthday card using this image by Mo.  And when hubby saw it he wanted one.  So I did this one for him.  And ladies  this make your own button thing!!!!! I hope by bobber that I made works.  Because a lot of blood"you can still see some on the bobber",sweat "hot Flash's" & tears"when I stuck myself with the needle sewing that bobber on the card"  I know I could have just fake swed it.  But as you can see I didn't.  Any way. I had better let you go & get to the details of my entry.  Everyone have a good weekend!
Thank You for considering my entry.

Entry Details

Image is one of Mo's digis
Copics to color
Glossy Accents
Ribbon from DCRU
Beads that I had here at the house

Fish Charm from Quixotic Papperie
I think that covers everything.
Thank You again for considering my entry.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

S2G-TNT CONTEST WEEK over at Shirleys2Girls.

Hi Everyone,
Hope you had a Safe & Happy 4th of July.
If you haven't heard S2G have made some changes to their weekly challenge.  Now the 2nd. Thurs of the mo. will be a sketch challenge with extra chances to win. Check it out you don't want to miss out!

So this week we start the new challenge. Here are the details of my sample.
Sample Details

Image is from S2G this is Gracie and I've decked her out for some summer time fun. It looks like I have been watching too much Royal Pains.  I must be sending Gracie to the Hamptons.
Copics to color
Ribbon that I got from Hobby Lobby I decided to go with ribbon in place of using paper for the sketch
Martha Stewart shell punch
Glamour Dust
Glossy Accents

Some beads that I had & a little charm
Now I just couldn't help it but I had to add just a little more to my card.
Thank You for stopping by.  And don't forget to go over to
and get in on all the fun.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

S2G-TNT CONTEST WEEK over at Shirleys2Girls.

Starting this month, the 2nd Thursday of the month will be~
S2G-TNT CONTEST WEEK over at Shirleys2Girls.
The contest challenge week TWIST will always be~a SKETCH!

Just follow the sketch and enter for a chance to win.

We've got a BRAND NEW format for the S2G challenges~
so hold onto your copics...this will be a blow out!
Can you say CONTESTS?
Get ready for...S2G-TNT WEEK!
The Prizes: We'll have one winner for every 20 entries, up to a max of
EIGHT winners!!! Winners will receive an S2G digi image of their
choice from the webstore.

How to play: Just upload a card/project using the sketch from the
challenge blog to your blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your
card/project below using our new friend INLINKZ. If you're uploading
to an online gallery, please use tag/keyword S2GSC64. The CONTEST is
open to everyone and Shirleys2Girls stamps are NOT required to play
along with us. You can play as many times as you like...We just want
you to have FUN!
Deadline: The INLINKZ entry widget will close at midnight PT on
Wednesday, July 14th, so all entries need to be in before then.
Winners will be announced on Friday, July 16.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Guest Designer Card for S2G Sparkle Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Guess what I've been invited to be the Guest Designer for July at S2G.  And if you couldn't tell by all the places that I have posted the news I'm Sooo Excited!!!
This is my first project as Guest Designer and I hope I don't dissapoint.  So wish me luck.
I was sent this image to work with for this weeks Challenge. The theme for July is Summer & Travel with a Twist.  This weeks Twist is Sparkle.  The only thing wrong with "Sparkle" is it is hard to get in a picture.  But don't worry if you can't get it to show up in your picture.  They trust you have it on your project.  So get on over to
S2G  at and join in the fun.
Now For the Details
The image is Passeport (Passport)
Glamour Dust & Stickles for the Sparkle
Glossy Accents
Thank You for  stopping by.  Hope to see your entry over at S2G. 

My First Guest Designer Post

I'm Soooo Excited!!!! Stop by
And let me know what you think!
Thank You Ladies!!!!