Thursday, September 30, 2010

Candy Winnas! MINE & Stamping Vacation


Wowzas! My candy brought so many new followers to my site & even though it was only optional to become one, I appreciate it VERY MUCH! Hopefully I don't loose you after the winnas are announced!!


To keep you inticed, however, I plan to have a MUCH BIGGER CANDY DRAW when my blogaversary arises on March 28, 2011! And if your a follower you automatically get an entry!
Stay tuned for that!

To inform you all of how I arrived at my winnas. I have a calculation!
300 followers minus 3 (1 for me & 2 for others after candy closed)  = 297 followers
297 X 2 (2 entries for followers) = 594 followers
300 Mr. linkies minus 11 for people who put links for becoming followers (not needed) OR who had too many links not specified for (allowed 3 links; 4 if you came thru on the PF blog hop)= 289 Mr. linkies
594 + 289 = 883

When using I added up the followers X2 first then moved to the Mr. Linky list.

Mr. Random . org has chosen 3 winners

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My winners can e-mail me at  with your mailing addresses.
You have 1 week to contact me, otherwise a new winna will be chosen for your prize!


For my blog:
 69 comments minus 2 for after the allotted time of the hop= 67
67 minus DT comments + # of people who put their name in Mr. Linky before he went crazy brings us to a total of = 65
REMEMBER- You had to be a follower of the Stamping Vacation Blog to win!

Prairie Fairy Images:

Rhonda who said  "These buttons are fabulous! Can't wait to make my own. Thank you!"

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Die Cut Prize:

Ruthie who said "Really like the whole thing! Gillian is one cool geisha - such a cute/funny image - love her glasses! I think the smeary bit didnt matter at all - I didnt realise it wasnt "on purpose" until I read your post...yep, I read it all! How sad is that? The buttons look fabby - gonna go and have a play with them!

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Winnas of each stop along the way of the Stamping Vacation Blog Hop are:

Stamping Vacation (Denise):
NEETI of "Potpourri of Art Decor" wins the prize from Ooh-la-la!
JOANNE GILCH of "Cardology Etc" wins the grand prize of a gift certificate to
the store of her choice! Joanne visited every blog so she will receive a $50.00 gift certificate!

 Crafty By Nature (Danielle)
Andrea of wins prize from Little Claire
Christi Hicks of wins prize from the Cutting Cafe
Pat of wins prize from SkyBluePink

 Dreaming And Creating (Karen)
Stampsmith Gift Certificates go to:
1. Ira of Ira's Crea Corner wins
2.  Kay
3. Janet of Life Full of Sunflowers
4. Kym Crafty Cards

 All Things Crafty (Stacie):
Kay from wins Practicing Creativity Design (stamp set of winner's choice)
Lois B from wins 1st $10 Rubberstamp Ave. gift certificate
Becky B from wins 2nd $10 Rubberstamp Ave. gift certificate

 Free-4-Ever (Corry)
Ruthie of "Gotta Find a Cool & funky Name" wins Die Cuts from Die Cuts Dreams Store 
Rhonda of "Rhonda's Creative Spirit" wins Prairie Fairy images

From Life is Beautiful (Audrey)
Kym´s Craft Cards wins the $50.00 gift certificate from Sunflowers and Dragonflies
Karen B from Memories Unleashed wins the stamp set of her choice from Sparkle and Sprinkle.

Aspiring to Creativity (Dana)
Margreet of wins The Pixie Cottage gift certificate:
B-Jo  of wins Lawn Fawn stamp set:

 Merrymade Cards and Crafts
Lou Lou Shive of wins $25 Sticker Store gift certificate to
Jennifer of wins $25 Sticker Store gift certificate to
Janet of wins £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley to

Emu Creations (Annmaree)
Joanne Gilch of wins 4 Meljen Images 
CrafterGM of wins $10US Certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon -

Coldwaters2 (Lorraine)
Christi of wins digital images from Glitterbabe's Art
JLJ Designs of wins a $25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals

Stamping Vacation Blog HOp winnas have until Oct 3rd to make contact with blog owners where your prize was won at or else a re-draw will take place.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"All Dressed Up" with CANDY

First I'll show you my Edwin + Halloween + Sentiment = All Dressed Up card.
I don't know about any of you but for me the struggle lies in picking the perfect papers!
I tried a couple different things here.
The sentiment came in a pack of chipboard pieces......I sanded it to give it a distressed look.
The yellow ribbon was actually white to begin with but after soaking it in on my So Saffron ink Pad from SU, this is the result. Little did the I know that the color I "died" it woul "bleed" onto the ric rak I placed on top.
(Scary enough wording for ya---wahhaaahhaa! [insert evil laugh] )

Challenges for my card:

Incy Wincy (27th) - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown (28th)- punches
CLP (monthly)- sketch
Stamps R Us (20th)- Halloween
Haunted Design House- (27th)- Magical Mayhem
My Sheri Crafts (25th)- masculine


Stacies @ All Things Crafty has celebratory candy to launch her new store.
First the candy pic.

And now the new store- STARTISTIC DESIGNS can be found here!

Go check it out!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Totally Tilda DT- Glitter & Sparkle

At Totally Tilda for the next two weeks we wanna see :


You know you can do it, your chomping at the bit to get er done!
So come on out and play along.

For my creation, I created a thank you card.
This card is going to one of my fellow East Indian nursing friends who came to work at our facility JUST as I was going on mat leave & one of them brought some Henna art to paint my pregnant belly with (see pic here).

It was so fun. The girls all dressed up in their Sari's & we had a great evening of appetizers & non-alcoholic bevies! The Prairie Fairy was even there........she's the one who did most of my belly art ! Mwah love you!
So I have yet to make a few more thank you cards for the other girlz , but hey, TWO is better than none! Three more to go.

I simply had to buy this Tilda when I saw her in the Bon Voyage collection! When I stamped her up, I was in love, awe & amazement with the beauty of her details! I can`t get enough of her!!

Pls go check out the other DT's creations at the Totally Tilda site & get your entry into the Sparkle & Glitter Challenge!

We are being sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

Challenges for my card:
Whoopsi Daisy- pile on the flowers
Delightful Sketches- make it sparkle
Our Daily Bread- Wing it
OSAAT- anything goes
CSSC-3 DP & 3 flowers
Sentimental Sundays- dimension
Stamptacular Sundays- fall colors


Saturday, September 25, 2010



Edited- Sept 19, 2010
- to celebrate over 250 followers I have added 2 more candy packs. See pics below .
The only things missing are heart lace doilies that will be added to packs upon delivery.


To celebrate my new DT positions  (at Totally Tilda and Stamping Vacation) I am having a
candy filled celebration !!



Whatcha gotta do to win?
1. post picture on your blog with a link back to my blog (add a link to Mr. Linky)
3. tell me what your fav. rubber stamps are (for future blogaversary candy option)
4. become a follower of mine (let me know if you are new, old or used-lol)
5. become a follower of the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog (add a link to Mr. Linky)
6. become a follower of the Stamping Vacation Challenge Blog AND tell them Corry sent you (add a link to Mr. Linky)

That a total of 3 chances to win-

This candy closes on Sept 26th (midnight my time- clock on sidebar tells ya where it's at)
And will be drawn on Sept 27th by Mr. Random.Org.......

Winna to be announced Sept 28.

Bonus: if you are a follower, your name will be entered TWICE for a chance to win. (no Mr. Linky needed for this)

Thanks for stopping by and good luck to all!!!


Stamping Vacation- Homemade with a HOP! BLOG HOP!!!!

Welcome to your 6th stop of 11 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop:
If you came here from Danielles blog, then you are on the right track, if you've come here by mistake or good fortune AND want to participate in the hop, return to the Stamping Vacation Blog and start there!!!

Homemade with a HOP! 

You guessed it, we will be featuring different homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog!
PLUS, one grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate to the place of  his/her choice for
 $5-$50 depending on how many blogs they've commented on!

First of all, a bit of housekeeping rulz:
-This blog hop starts September 25th at 9 a.m. & ends September 26th at 9 p.m. (US Central time)
-If you want the GRAND PRIZE to be $50.00, it's up to you to comment on each blog along the way.
-You must be a follower of Stamping Vacation in order to win any of the prizes being offered..
-If you wanna WIN anything here (or the Grand Prize) you must leave a comment!
-Wanna know who's offering what, along the way [& if you get lost].....see the list below

Phew, so whaddya say, let's get to it.
At my blog we have prizes offered by Susie Sugar at Die Cut Dreams

She is giving a 40 piece die cut sentiment topper kit.
(there are more sentiments in prize pack than shown here)

And Prairie Fairy Designs is offering up 5 images to the winna!

For my creation, I have chosen to hightlight both of these fine sponsors. with a die cut shape from Mrs. Sugar's Die Cut Dreams store and an image by the Prairie Fairy herself.

Meet Geisha Gillian. I know, I know, Geisha's don't wear that much rouge, but hey, Gillian is not your average Geisha you know. She is somethin' special!
This was one of the cards I started making & thought of throwing it out on numerous occassions, then at the end of the day, I actually love how it turned out!

My homemade embellishements are the buttons you see here. Yes, they are ALL homemade.
I cheated & used the tutorial from this link to aid in my quest for homemade buttons!
(I couldn't have thought of this on my own, now could I have?!?! lol)

You can do it too, very easy,  very simple & the great part is that you can make them to match any project by using the same DP & even different punches! Wonderful.

I guess I could add the homemade embellishement of "chopsticks" recycled from a couple toothpicks. Unused of course. hee hee.

Oh and yes, Giesha Gillian comes with a floral arrangement in her hair that I have swaped for some WOC flowers. I think they look ok there!

I decoupaged her fan & apologize for the smeary look, but for some reason my digi smeared when I went to color her. This has never happened before & am gonna have to talk to DH to see 'what he's done now' LOL!

If your still here, reading this, god bless you.......I'da given up by now!! lol

Your next hop will be over to Karen's blog! Tell her I say hi when you get there.

-Start @ Stamping Vacation-where Denise will wow you with wire and beads

= has a prize fromOoh-la-la & a gift cert. from $5.00 to $50.00 allowing $5.00 for each blog visited on the hop.
- Stacie is rollin with Rosettes
=has a stamp set from Practicing Creavity Designs & 2 $10.00 gift certificates from RubberStamp Ave
-Merry is making Tear Bears
=has 2 separate gift certificates from the Sticker Store & a 10 pound gift cert. from Lili of the Valley
-Audrey is crafting with Quilling
=$50.00 in supplies (which include prima flowers, versafine ink, BG paper & Stamp Rite Stamp Set-All Occasions) from Sunflowers and Dragonflies & a stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle
Danielle is original with an origami shirt
= has a prize from Sky Blue Pink & 3 stamp sets from the Cutting Cafe & a prize from Little Claire Designs
Corry  is creating buttons (you are here)
=has diecuts from Die Cut Dreams & 5 digital images from Prairie Fairy Designs
Karen  is tricky with tulle flowers
= has 4 separate $10. gift certificates from The StampSmith
Dana getting fancy with felt
= has a stamp set from Lawn Fawn & a $15.00 gift cert from the Pixie Cottage
Annmaree is lovely with her lacey creation
= has 4 images of your choice from Meljen Designs & a $10.00 gift cert. from Really Reasonable Ribbon
& Lastly
Lorraine  is getting pretty with paper bows
= has digital images from Glitterbabe's Art & a $25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals

Get your hopping shoes on & get going, you have a ways to go yet.
Reminder- I have candy at the top of my blog until tomorrow!

You must leave a comment if you want a chance to win the candy at my blog during the hop!!!!!!!

Challenges for my card:
Crafty Sentiments- use your scraps (all the orange & green papers [except die cut] are leftovers)
Creative Belli Blog- B themed embellies (buttons)
AiFactory- anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers- around the world (oriental) - I know I can't win (haha)
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge- anything but square
A Spoon Full of Sugar- anything goes
Digital Tuesdays- it's all about the girlz

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fussy & Fancy meets Fairy Fun Friday with a Cowgirl image......what the.....

Have I confused you!
One Card for 2 DT teams!

For Fussy & Fancy for the next two weeks we have this sketch by our very own Mindy:

And at Fairy Fun Fridays for the next two weeks the theme is "Ric-Rak Attack"

Fussy & Fancy is being sponsored by Bunny Zoes Craft Store (I just placed an order there the other day--GREAT place to shop).
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And Fairy Fun Friday is being sponsored by Cowgirl-Up Stamps (wide selection of images available)

ALSO at FFF, a top spot & top 3 will be chosen who have a chance to win some Prairie Fairy images from her store. Check it out here.

Got it?
You sure you have all the details?
Check out the challenge sites to get a more detailed description of the going's on & prizes that be!!!

I have used the image Checkered Fairy from Cowgirl-Up Store. Very little color needed, except skin tone with copics. I added crystal effects to her outfit and glitter to her wings. The crimped flower & heart came in a pkg I bought AGES ago! I embossed the back pink paper then used a SU set to stamp flowers onto it.

Pls hop over the Fairy Fun Friday & Fussy & Fancy Challenge Blogs to give the girlz some love!
We'd love to see you participate!

Challenges for my card:
Stamp Insanity- show em who's emboss
Charisma Cardz- anything goes
Creative Inspiration (Wed) Challenge- 2 or more stamped images (digital fairy & SU flowers)
Corrosive Challenge- clean up the dust (crimped shapes)
Crafty Pad- embossing
Simple Doodles- photo inspire (see below)
Crafty Catz- stitching

Stamping Vacation blog hop starts tomorrow- over $300.00 in prizes to be won (must follow Stamping Vacation Blog to win)
My Candy ends Sept 26th.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween yet?

FIRST OF ALL- Shout out!!
I GOT Top 5 at ABC Challenge last weeks letter C= (Charm) for my midweek Pearls & Lace card.
{:-( saddened no blinky}

I like Halloween, I really do. The costumes, the candy, the decorations, the kids having fun running house to house getting cavities and such! lol
However, it has a different meaning this year.....well ever since my son turned one actually. From the time he could speak, his word for scarey was "bunky"....even today when he says 'scary', he often says 'bunky' as well.
Everything is 'bunky'. His puppets are bunky, our neighborhood movie store is 'bunky', the guy on the motorcycle with the KISS painted face (in the parade) was bunky.....and Halloween.....

oh yoi, yoi.

He gets tears in his eyes & he literally starts to shake when we talk about putting up the skeleton at the front door that sings to the trick-or-treaters (something he remembered 2 months ago....)

We went to Wal-Mart the other day & wandered down the Halloween isle & boy was that a mistake. Instantly he said "I wanna go home", bawling his poor little eyes out!
Now all is says is "we not go to Wal-Mart?"
I can never shop there again. LOL

Anywho, speaking of Halloween, I HAVE A CARD TO SHARE!!

Tilda does Halloween  in Pink & Black. ( & green)
I could not wait to color this up when a friend put it into my welcoming hands.
Tilda is colored with watercolor pencils, blending stumps and baby oil....her face with copics.
Pink paper in the background is misc. with a sleeve of Basic Grey almost down the middle.
 I used my SU border punch on  the black cardstock behind the Basic Grey paper.
The sentiment is from an on line digi store I recently became introduced to ....
The Cat & Trick or Treat bag are from a different site I just became aware of.....
"Summertime Designs".......where everything is free. Free kits of papers, embellies & ribbons!
Pop on over to both of these sites for some awesome inspiration! You won't be disappointed!

A couple reminders:
STAMPING VACATION BLOG HOP SEPT. 25 & 26- "Homemade with a Hop"
MY BLOG CANDY ENDS SEPT. 26 (Hubby's b-day--oops guess I better make a card)

Challenges for my card:

Basic Grey- sketch
Daring Cardmakers- come fly away with me (on her broom- I understand if it's ineligible)
Paper Sundaes- Fall or Halloween colors
Magnolia-licious Highlites- Fall/Halloween & blog hop
Flutterby Wednesday- open to ALL WINGED THINGS (see my bat charm?)
ABC Challenge- D for Distressing

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers DT- Around the World - INDIA

(If you wanna know more on how to get a blog designed especially to your style, continue reading after this post)


At Crafty Cardmakers for the next two weeks we want to see what you make for our:


And we are being sponsored by The Stampman!!!
(I've recently checked out this store and believe me, it ROCKS!)

For our Around the World Challenge, I have chosen to highlight India with my East Indian Tilda. When I saw this stamp, I just HAD to have her.....I explain why later. I paper pieced her Sari & showered her with flowers including the embossing. Did you know the flower of India is the Lotus? This is what I tried to portray with the yellow flower creation in the bottom left corner (even though the lotus is primarily purpily/pink). I love my Indian Tilda! I hope you do too .

The main reason I had to have this Tilda is because, as I was going in maternity leave at our local hospital, there were a few new nurses starting. They are from India & even though they did not know me very well, they were kind enough to provide my pregnant belly with Henna Art. A Henna tatoo! And I have been dying to make them special thank you cards, so here's one.
And this is the result of the Henna.

The Prairie Fairy herself was there & in fact did most of this wonderful creation!! Thanks my girl.
Less than one month later I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who is now 6 months old!

SO PLEASE show us your AROUND THE WORLD creation at Crafty Cardmakers for the next two weeks.

Challenges for my card:
Creative Card Crew- Autumn colors
A spoon full of Sugar- fall in Autumn
Sew Many Challenges- embossing (wet or dry)
All Sorts Challenge- 3 punches- (scallop, borders, nestie shape)- do die cuts count?


I have added 2 more candy prizes to my candy giveaway coming up on the 26th. See top of blog.



Do u want one that resembles one of your best cards?
Would you pay money to have one specially made?
Wanna know where this can happen.....................
Well it may just start happening at a blog near you!!
The Prairie Fairy has been dabbling in web/blog design & my blog look has been created by her artistic hand. She has also created the new look over at Totally Tilda.
If demand deems worthy, she will start offering sales of 'custom design blogs' in her store.....
So leave a comment here is you'd be interested in having your blog customized to YOUR OWN STYLE, or head on over to her blog and tell her yourself. (She also has 5 chances to win some candy)....

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pink & Black at Creative Inspirations DT card

My blog design is infact my card below...........for details on this I URGE YOU to read below)


For the next two weeks at Creative Inspirations we want to see your creations be:


This is such a great color combo!
And a Great Sponsor too! 
 We are being sponsored by Bugaboo stamps!
Who doesn't want a Bugaboo stamp......

ME, since I don't have any, sooooooooooooooooo instead......

.....................I am using a digital image from Prairie Fairy Designs called Japanese Lanterns.
This is one of her newer images from her Japanese Collection. You can find a matching Geisha, fan & green-teapot at her store as well! Go check it out!
I colored my lanterns with watercolor pencils and added spica glitter to the black tops of the lanterns as well as the flowers. I tried to get a good shot of it in the second picture.
The lace & black ribbon in the back & the watermelon organza sneaking out from the very top & bottom are from Really Reasonable Ribbons.
The die cut scallop circle is from Mrs. Susie Sugar's Die Cut Dreams Store.

These pics are of some flower arrangement accents found at Dollarama.
The top pic mimicks the lanterns & is adhered by crystal effects. 
The bottom pieces stemming from the Wild Orchid flower are held on by glue dots!  

Challenges for my card:

PaperPlay- All Shapes & Sizes
The Secret Crafter- anything goes
Everybody's Art- other cardform
Stamp Something- digi day
Cowgirl's Sunday Stampin'- hip NOT to be square



Do u want one that resembles one of your best cards?
Would you pay money to have one specially made?
Wanna know where this can happen.....................

Well it may just start happening at a blog near you!!

The Prairie Fairy has been dabbling in web/blog design & my blog look has been created by her artistic hand. She has also created the new look over at Totally Tilda.
If demand deems worthy, she will start offering sales of 'custom design blogs'  in her store.....
So leave a comment here is you'd be interested in having your blog customized to YOUR OWN STYLE, or head on over to her blog and tell her yourself. (She also has 5 chances to win some candy)....

Friday, September 17, 2010


MWAH!! Fanks Mrs. Suga  &  the Suga Team!!! 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My first hAnglar card & some pictures

I was so happy to get a few things in the mail today.
First of all, these beautiful papers from a challenge I won about 8 wks ago.............Took a long time go get these puppies but I have em & I love em!
Secondly, these adorable, loveable, cutsey, whootsie hAnglar & stAnglar images from my bestest gal, pal, blogger buddy boss over seas!!! What a treat!
This is my first time coloring one of these adorable lil people & it won't be the last!
I put two & two together and got this Christmas card.

Because I will be sending this to Operation Write Home, I was not allowed to use bling (glitter or rhinestones or swirls of flash) as these cards are going to our heros of war & all the bling puts their lives in danger if caught in just the right flash of the night sky! Please read more on this HERE before making a card for this cause!

Oh how I wanted to add bling, glitter & Zing! But I withheld!

Challenges for my card:

DCD Christmas Challenge- Childrens' Christmas
Flutterby Wednesdays- angel with buttons
Bah Humbug- fav medium (watercolor pencils, blending stumps & baby  oil for coloring & stitching for accenting)
Sentimental Sundays- Christmas Cards for OWH
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge- Christmas Cards for OWH
Paper Sundaes Challenge- min 3 embellies (buttons, ribbon, eyelet)
Pile it on- Cards for OWH

NOW if your still with me................
I have some pictures to share!

Here we have a few pictures of The Honorary Prairie Fairy GurlZ at our annual Marketsquare Sale table.
We got two spots this year, Trisha supplied the tables & card holders.

As you can see by the table below, sales were BOOMING.....well, not really but I had to get a shot of the Prairie Fairy herself workin the crowd! She got some more people hooked on her stuff that day!! Woo Hoo ! you go girl!

This is a picture of my son Reade. He turns 3 TODAY!!! OMG!!!
He is a 'self taught' bike rider.
What I mean is, while I sit at the table crafting, he runs in & out of the house off & on his bike.....
.....& before I knew it, he said 'mom come look'....he was riding up  & down the cement walkway to our deck! (small walkway, small deck [a one stepper] ).
So I had to take him around the neighborhood and flaunght his bike riding ability!
Dressed to the nine's my son, who found his rubber boots on a nice summer day!

This is a picture of my daughter waiting for the bus on the first day of school .
Nine going on 16 !
Into grade 4 this yr......BTW she hates it already!! Bwahhaaha!!

And this is my son playing with his sister on his first day of school .
It is a struggle to get him here every morning & he has cried every day for about 5 mins after I leave, then when I pick him up he talks non-stop of what he did & sings the songs they sang that day!
It's definitely a 'love-hate relationship' !

Thanks for taking the time to come check out my blog today.

Don't forget about my candy at the top of my blog, until Sept. 26!
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