Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Reminder: Sugar & Spice

Hello all - it's Saturday and we're back with a reminder post for you for our:

Our sponsor this week is:

I altered Frida's Sugar Skull from Dilly Beans by covering up the Sugar Skull in her hands with a cupcake fussy-cut from my DP, which is from Nikki Sivils.  The alphabet stickers are from the same pack:

Kim used this absolutely precious Tilda image from Magnolia, and I think she is the epitome of Sugar & Spice:

Sharon used Framed Zombie Hearts 4 from Dilly Beans - love the unexpected coloring, it just works so well with this:

How clever is Denice with her SPICY chili pepper background and SUGARY cupcake image????  LOVE it:

Hope you are all having a great weekend!  Please scroll down or click here to link up your sweet and spicy ATC!  :)  Peace.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WW #42 - Sugar & Spice

Hi there everyone and welcome to another Wicked Wednesday!  OK so last week's theme was Famous Monsters and our sponsor was Strange Skin (Etsy store here) and the winner of 2 of their digi images is:

Congrats, Paper Whims (WendyLynn)! Please send me an e-mail to with "WW #41 Winner" in the subject line and I'll get you hooked up with Strange Skin to claim your prize!

Our top 3 for last week are:

3.) Krisha

Congrats, everyone!  Please send an e-mail to with "WW Top 3" in the subject line and I'll be happy to send you along the Top 3 badge for your blog.  Thanks again for playing along with us every week!

Our new challenge theme is:

Sugar & Spice

Our sponsor this week is one of my personal favorites:

The DT had their choice of images to play with this week, and one random winner will also get their choice of one Dilly Beans image as a prize for this week's challenge.

I used Heart Strings and Skullie Girl, aren't they the perfect pair?  I used some DP from My Mind's Eye for my Sugar ATC and printable DP from Paper Crave for my Spice ATC - added some alphabet beads and gemstone stickers:

Chelsea used Amalia's Heart with a sweet sentiment and the perfect little bow:

Denice also used Amalia's Heart - love how the different colors make her look like a completely different image:

Kim used Skull Bow Framed - love the pink and black and white:

Sharon used Martin's Heart and Ophelia's Heart - love the layering and the fabulous lettering:

And - we have Tina back with us as a guest designer this week - Tina used Lulu framed, love how the "black" lines are so light and the colors really pop out:

Thank you so much for guest designing with us, Tina, we really loved having you!

Hope you enjoyed our interpretations of Sugar & Spice - we can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Link up below by Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST - and don't forget to come back Saturday for our reminder post.  Peace.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Famous Monsters

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!  We're back to bring you just a few more famous monster ATC's to inspire you to play along for your chance to win some free digis from:

(Or click here for their Etsy shop, which has a few exclusive digi sets)

So here's my ATC with Strange Skin's Frankenstein:

Denice made this fabulous ATC with Mr. Evil, who thinks he's a monster - LOL:

Kim has a really cute story on her blog about this ATC - you should totally click on her name and go read it:

Make sure you link up here or at the post below by Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  Peace.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #41 - Famous Monsters

Hello all - small turnout last week but of course we have our faithful players and we love all of you soooo much!  We really enjoy visiting your blogs every week and seeing what you come up with.  Thanks so much for coming back every week!  :)

First up, let's get to the winner from last week's Summer Wedding challenge!  The winner of one digi image from Just Some Lines is....

 Congrats Melissa SunshineHoney Bee!  Send me an e-mail to with "WW #40 Winner" in the subject line and let me know which image you'd like from the JSL store (link here), I'll get that sent right out to you.  :)

Our top 3 for last week are:

1.) Tina

Congrats, girls! Send me an e-mail to with "WW Top 3" in the subject line, and I'll send along your badge.

Our new challenge theme this week is...

Famous Monsters!!!

Our sponsor this week is the spooktacular:

You can click the badge/image to go to their store or click here for their Etsy store.  The prize for one random winner this week is their choice of 2 images from the Famous Monsters collections at Strange Skin.

Let's get to our samples for the week!  My ATC uses Frankenstein's Monster, I printed him directly onto some text paper and colored with Prismacolor markers.  I layered him onto more text paper sprayed with black Smooch Spritz and added some screw brads:

Chelsea used Dracula, love that batty background:

Denice used Freddy, from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and I gotta tell you, Freddy really freaks me out (as a teen of the '80's, how could he not?!?):

Kim used the fabulously freaky Mr. Hyde, who just speaks for himself with that crazy look in his eye:

Sharon used the Mummy, and I love that little piece of muslin (?) she used behind him, and that cool cross is the perfect touch:

And last, but certainly not least, is our guest designer this week - Jen from Jen's Uncharted Territory!  Thank you so much for joining us this week, Jen, we love seeing your creations every week and I'm glad I've gotten to know you!  Jen also used the Mummy and really did a cool job layering the fabric across her ATC to resemble the mummy's layers:

We hope you will join us this week - any famous monster will do!  Use your imaginations and consider combining our challenge with one of the other fabulously freaky challenge blogs out there like Haunted Design House or Smudgy Antics (just remember -we have a limit of 5 additional challenges to link up with if you want to be considered for the prize or top 3 here).  Peace.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Reminder - Summer Wedding

Hi there and welcome back to another Saturday reminder post!  Our theme for this week is:

Summer Weddings

And we're being sponsored this week by:

The team and I used a bunch of different wedding themed images from Just Some Lines.  I decided to make 2 ATC's with the "Wedding Dress" image - my first one is elegant and pretty:

And my next ATC is fun and whimsical, this is my kinda wedding gown:

Sharon used the Emo Bride image, colored just so perfectly with that nice subtle purple:

Sharon made a 2nd elegant ATC with the Champagne Glass image:

Denice's bird house with the JSL Bird Couple are the perfect representation of a pair of "Love Birds":

Scroll down to the next post or click here to link up!  Peace.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WW #40 - Summer Weddings

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I can hardly believe it's already just about mid-July, can you?  Time just flies and flies, doesn't it?  I hope you're all taking some time to stop and smell the roses, to enjoy your Summer and your families and all that.  I have been, and it feels great.  So let's get to it - last week's random winner of ALL 6 gorgeous Simply Betty Summer Emo digi stamps is...
 Congratulations, Donna Mundinger!  Shoot me an e-mail to and I'll get you hooked up with your prize!

Our top 3 for last week are:

2.) Joanne

Congrats, ladies!  Please send me an e-mail to if you need the Top 3 badge - thank you so much for playing along with us.  I think you are ALL fantastic and the artwork I get to visit each week is so inspiring.

Our sponsor this week is:

Our new theme is:

Summer Weddings

Let's see bright & cheery wedding celebrations, colorful and fun.  Think flowers, leis, outdoor weddings... and our random winner this week will get their pick of one of the digi images the DT has used below.

For my first ATC, I used True Love Rings, colored with silver Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and covered in glitter, I paired the rings with DP from My Mind's Eye and a flower with a gemstone brad in the center:

For my next ATC, I used Winged Ring Bearers:

Chelsea used the adorable Wedded Bliss Birds, love that shade of blue she used to color them:

 Denice paired 2 of my favorite images, Emo Bride & Groom and Wedding Cake, colored gorgeously:

Kim created an elegant ATC with the Wedding Dress image:

Sharon used the Emo Bride & Groom with a gorgeous sentiment:

Sharon also used the Bird Ring Bearer and made this beautiful, soft-colored piece:

Looking forward to seeing your nuptial ATC's!  :)  Hope you're all having a great Summer.  Peace. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Reminder & SWAP SIGN-UP

Hello there everyone - so I'd like to organize an ATC swap.  I will add the Inlinkz to this post for sign-ups, just link to your main blog and make sure to use an e-mail address that you check regularly.  

We'll have our first swap be an Anything Goes swap - I'll keep the sign-ups open until July 31 at 7:00 p.m. EST, at which time I will let you know how many ATC's you'll need to commit to.  If you need to back out, I would ask you to please notify me within 24 hours of me assigning you to a group.

I'll ask you to have your ATC's to me by August 30.  I'll have them all packaged up and sent out to you all by mid-September.  To make this fun and stress-free for everyone, flakers won't be tolerated (for real) and I will send out what I have by a pre-determined date, which will be made clear during the confirmation of groups.  If yours arrive late, I'll use the postage you send to return them to you.  Thank you for understanding.  I hope this sounds like fun to you all and I look forward to trading ATC's with my fabulous challenge participants!  I don't know about you all, but I've amassed quite a collection of them myself and look forward to sharing with you all!

**UPDATE**  So here are some more details:  I won't know the number of ATC's until the sign-ups are over.  Please don't sign up if you cannot commit to "any"  number - there might be 2 or 3, there might be 7 or 8.  I will ask everyone to send along the amount of postage it cost to mail your package to me, along with one additional loose stamp which will be returned to you if it's not used.  This is open to all countries, as you'll be paying your own return postage anyway!  :)   Let me know if you have any other questions.
Now on to our Saturday reminder post - our challenge theme this week is:

Life's a Beach

Our sponsor is

And I used Summer Emo London for my ATC, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits:

I also made an ATC with the Seahorse image from The Doodle Garden (and we also have a fun Under the Sea challenge going on over there!):

Denice made this sassy little ATC that made me laugh right out loud:

Kim's "surfs up" ATC has everything you need for the beach, sand-dollars, bathing suit, and flip-flops - ahhhhh:

Sharon used Summer Emo Lola from Simply Betty, doesn't she look cozy on her little towel with her drinky-poo?  LOL  Just look at her:

Megan used Summer Emo Christian and some cool stuff that looks like real sand:

OK so sign up below if you want to do the swap and link up to the current challenge at the next post down or click here.  Peace.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WW #39 - Life's a Beach

Happy Independence Day, my USA peeps!  Hope you are all staying cool and safe, wherever you are.  Let's get to the winner from last week's F is for... challenge.  The winner of the adorable Charming Flowers digi stamp from Softpencil Studio is:

Congratulations, Tina!  Send me an e-mail to and we'll get your prize sent to you.

Our top 3 for last week are:

1.) Kapree
9.) Maria

Congrats, girls. I made some new blog badges if you didn't notice, so you 3 along with anyone else who has previously won a challenge or placed in top 3 here is welcome to e-mail me at to request the new badges.  Thanks.  :)

We are super psyched to have a fabulous new sponsor this week:
 Our theme is:

Life's a Beach

Betty generously let our DT play with her awesome Summer Emo digi stamps, and the winner gets ALL 6 of them as the prize!!!  So let's see what we've got to hopefully inspire you today!

My ATC uses the fabulous Summer Emo Lola, colored with Prismacolor pencils & paired with some funky DP and a sentiment from Scrapalicious Times Sentiments:

Sharon used the gorgeous Summer Emo Rio, LOVE those skulls:

Kim's dark version of Summer Emo Umbrella Betty is just absolutely perfect - how clever is that sweet little beach towel?!?

Denice used Summer Emo Miller - and that bottle-cap sun is smiling down on him cuz he's so darn cute:

Chelsea's Summer Emo Christian is just too cool for school, isn't he?  hee hee  Love that sentiment, too:

And we have my friend Tina as a guest designer today - thank you to Tina for joining us!  Tina used abc:

Well, that's all for now!  We had a record number of entries last week, which was great to see!  Hope you're all enjoying making some ATC's - save them up, I'm thinking about hosting an ATC swap soon!  :)  For now, link up below by next Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  Peace.