Monday, December 21, 2009

Tag! 2Sketches4You is IT!

Today, 2Sketches4You is sponsored by Starving Artistamps! To make it more fun to participate (and a bit easier) it is a tag for the sketch!
I used:
  • Stamps: DoodleFactory's Santa's Sweet Shoppe from Starving Artistamps;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic and Prismacolor markers;
  • Paper: DP-DCWV; Prism Carstock; Shipping Tag;
  • Other Items: Ribbon; Foam Tape; Liquid Pearls (gold); Stickles; Judikins Diamond Glaze; Spellbinders die;

I sure hope you can carve out the time to play along--and perhap
s someone will have a really cool tag under their tree this year!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Simple and Snowy

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge for this week (#118) is to make a CAS card (clean and simple) using snow!

How could I NOT use the stamp set "Snowflakes and Stardust" from Rubbernecker!?! It is so elegant and easy to use!

The swirled snowflakes are stamped with Adirondack Shell Pink and then dusted with Perfect Pearls (pearl). The individual snowflakes were inked with the Shell Pink as well then stamped off one time.
  • Stamps: Snowflakes and Stardust stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Paper: Prism Cardstock
  • Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress ink-Faded Marigold and Worn Lipstick; Adirondack Shell Pink;
  • Accessories: Perfect Pearls (pearl); ribbon, Foam Tape
I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas tags

On the 27th, my family will be up at my in-laws for “Christmas Morning”!  Yes, 2 days late, but we will all be to gether for a few days (all 18 of us).
I often like to do something special in the packaging of the gifts, this year my nieces and nephews will have special tags on their gifts…using the DoodleFactory Santa’s Sweet Shoppe stamp set.
NorthPole TagGingerbread TagSanta TagPolarBear Tag
The top two are for my nieces and the bottom two are for my nephews.  Most of them are getting arts and craft supplies—as I have been dubbed “Artsy Auntie”!  LOL!
My eleven year old daughter (who has been bitten BIG TIME by the gift giving bug) will write on the backs and wrap the gifts for me.
Now this Santa has to get back to her workshop!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I was playing around with my kid’s favorite stamp out of the DoodleFactory Arctic stamp set…the huskie!


Isn’t he a cutie!!

The patterned paper really had orange centers to the star-like shape—but a little Liquid Appliqué took care of that!  I guess I got a little carried away with the LA, but the texture is so fun!!


I hope your holiday preparations are going well!  I had better get back to my own!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

What I did this weekend…

thank you girl

fairy kettodancing princessxmas cards n gifts never stop sparkling

These are all images from Stamping Bella that my friend Debi shared with me (and all the dp, too)!  So I cranked out a few cards just for fun!

I hope you had fun this weekend, too!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Arctic Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 2nd stop in the Starving Artistamps New Release Blog Hop and One Day Only Blog Candy Giveway! 
We are so excited to present our newest release...

You are going to want to visit all the stops on our hop because someone is giving away a complete unmounted set of the new release for blog candy! We are keeping the blog candy open for one day only so your chances of winning are even better! (blog candy ends 11am PST December 8th, 2009 the winner will be announced on or before December 9th 2009).  If you have arrived here on your own and are just finding out about the blog hop you should start here:
Here are my cards with this fun new set:
an ice day
give me chills
merry christ-moose
chill out
Thank you for stopping by my blog, the next stop on the hop is:  Donna Duquette!! 
In case you get lost somewhere along the way here is the complete list of stops:   
  1.  Starving Artistamps Blog  (Start here!)
  2. Juliana Swanson (you are here!!)
  3. Donna Duquette     
  4. Lori Tecler                
  5. Lydia Fiedler           
  6. Tracey Berkey         
  7. Jenn McMillan        
  8. Eva Andren             
  9. Nina Aaslund       
  10. Dawn Mercedes      
Thank you for hopping with us, you can find the new Arctic and much more on our website: