Monday, August 31, 2009


Woohoo, I did it! My first time ever making a card for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge posted on Fridays. It just so happened that I was caught up on all the stuff I HAD to make, so I got some "me" time and did this sketch. It was right up my alley, so that helped!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - You're Tweet (My Cute Stamps), Polka Dot Background Basics (PTI)
paper - kraft, baja breeze, pure poppy, white, olive dsp
ink - pure poppy, chocolate chip, ripe avocado, fresh snow, versamark
acc - buttons (BG), nesties, rhinestones, dimensionals, sakura glitter pen, corner rounder

Friday, August 28, 2009

TSG Birthday Week Continues . . .

Here's another card using the new Ice Cream mini set. I was giggling at your comments yesterday, seems I inspired a lot of you to go hit the freezer, lol! There is a lot of popping up going on here, the green layer, ice cream bowl, and cherry are all on dimensionals. I added stickles to the sprinkles again, and there is CE on the cherry.

Check out the TSG blog for the TSG Reunion and release party details!
Thanks for stopping by.
stamps - Ice Cream, Tweeterpated
paper - real red, spring rain, white, OA dp
ink - memento, copics, pure poppy
acc - summer sunrise gg, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, stickles, dimensionals, CE, corner rounder

TSG Sneak Peek Day 3

Today's peeks are of the seven mini sets that will be released! Yes, seven! During one of the TSG Friday night chats, I asked Jessica to design a build-an-ice-cream-cone set, and she was actually working on one right that minute! Woohoo! And I get to peek it for you! Can you tell I'm excited? LOL!

This card is 3x6 to accomodate the 4 scoops. The cherry is liquid pearls, and I added some star dust stickles on the sprinkles. I will definitely be using this set more very soon.
You know the drill, go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their Mini Set Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished commenting, return to the TSG BLOG to add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Blog hop challenge post. The winner of this challenge will win some stamps!
Head over to Christi next!
Here's the full line-up for you: TSG Blog
Angela - yay, she got her stamps and was able to join us!

Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Ice Cream mini set
paper - kraft, white, BG
ink - memento, copics
acc - stickles, liquid pearls, buttons

Thursday, August 27, 2009

TSG Sneak Peek Day 2

Today's peek is from the set called Side by Side. I stamped this image in memento on kraft, and colored it in with copics. That flower on the bottom was not going to be there originally, but it was colored, cut out, and popped up to hide where my green copic gakked right at the end of my coloring, ack! I added orange rhinestones to the flower centers and a green one to the ribbon. I punched the edge of the sentiment strip with my curvy label punch for something different.

Go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their FGD Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished commenting, return to the TSG BLOG to add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Blog hop challenge post. The winner of this challenge will win their very own set of Side by Side!

Head over to Christi next!

Here's the full line-up for you:

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Side by Side
paper - kraft, summer sunrise
ink - memento
acc - curvy label punch, tangerine gg, rhinestones

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

TSG Sneak Peek Day 1

Welcome to sneak peeks day 1! Today's sneak is from the set called Fairy Good Day. It's a huge set with lots of cuteness in it!

I used this darling fairy girl, and added polka dots and lots of shimmerz! It's even in part of her hair and cheeks! Green rhinestones are in the flower centers as well as her wand.

Go to each of the Trendsetter’s Blogs and leave a comment on their FGD Blog Hop Challenge post. After you have finished commenting, return to the TSG BLOG to add your name to the Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Blog hop challenge post. The winner of this challenge will win their very own set of Fairy Good Day!
The adorable characters in this stamp set were designed by a new TSG designer- Sheena Sy. She has such a fun whimsical style which will be a great asset to the ever growing There She Goes stamp line!

Head over to Christi next!

Here's the full line-up for you:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: stamps - Fairy Good Day paper - pretty in pink, kiwi kiss, rose red, white ink - memento, copics, kiwi, rose red acc - piercer, white satin ribbon, vellum, green rhinestones, shimmerz, orange stickles, dimensionals, nesties

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TSG 17

Here's my sample for the TSG 17 challenge: birthday cards. You have the rest of the week to play along!

The frosting is covered with angel wings shimmerz, and the candle has been sitting in my stash for years! So this was the perfect time to use it up.
Head over to the TSG blog for today's game, the prize is the entire September release!

On another note, it's my friend Jackie's birthday. Happy Birthday, friend! You are on my list of friends to meet IRL someday! Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by.

stamps - Mix & Match Cupcake
paper - melon berry, new leaf, black, white, Earth Love (CC)
ink - memento, copics, fresh snow
acc - aqua mist ribbon, dimensionals, shimmerz, candle

Monday, August 24, 2009

There She Goes is Turning 1!!!

There She Goes is turning one, and we are having a celebration!!! Check out the new TSG blog all week for games, challenges and prizes.

Are you guys ready for our week long Birthday Bash??? All week long there will be challenges, games and sneak peeks of some new sets that will be released this Sunday! There will be one 6x8 set, a 4x6 set and SEVEN brand spankin’ new mini sets that you are going to love!!

To start the festivities, I have an easy challenge for you guys with a great prize up for grabs for one lucky winner. TSG17- Birthday Card.
So let’s celebrate There She Goes turning one by making birthday cards! To be eligible for the giveaway, you are to create a card/project that is birthday related and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project* in the Mr. Linky that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. You have until midnight Sun. Aug. 30th with winner being announced Monday (the 31st ). Would you like to know what you are playing for? The winner will have their choice of one new release full sized set plus one mini set! Not only that but if the winner happens to be a Follower of the TSG Blog, you will also get a $5 gift certificate to the TSG Store!

*You do not need to have a blog to be eligible for this give away! You can also use a link to your card/project from your online craft gallery (like SCS and Paper Craft Planet.)

The official TSG Birthday is on September first and I will have a special post showing off all of the great birthday cards made for this challenge!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Go check out Limelight!

Mandy just got in some new Cosmo Cricket and JILLIBEAN SOUP products!!!!!!
Go shopping --->Here<----!!!!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

TSG Challenge 16

TSG16 Clouds Challenge. The challenge for this week is to make a card/project that incorporates clouds. This could be cloud stamps, cloud designer paper, sponged cloud background etc. To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card/project that incorporates clouds and then go back to Jessica's blog to add your name and a link to your project in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this challenge post. You have until midnight Sun. Aug. 23rd with winner being announced Monday (the 24th).

I know, I know, I'm a little late with this, but I hope you'll play along anyway!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Branching Out, Tweeterpated
paper - kraft, teal, white, melon mambo, summer sunrise, OA dp
ink - black
acc - corner rounder, apron lace punch, photo corner punch, summer sunrise gg, HA rhinestones

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Verve Sketch 4

This was my least favorite card that I made for the Verve sketches. I had a hard time making it work. But here you go.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Whimsy Tree, Hello Pumpkin
paper - white, black, new leaf, maine blueberry dsp
ink - memento, copics
acc - nesties, dimensionals, raspberry fizz button, pink large ric rac, bashful blue taffeta, swiss dots ef

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stamps For Sale

I'm cleaning out and have a whole stack of SU stamps that need a good home!
Please note that most of these sets are mounted and used. Some may have some staining but it does not affect the quality of the stamped image. Please email me at ( if you are interested.

~I only ship USPS Priority Mail. One set should fit in a Flat Rate envelope for 4.95, any more will have to be shipped in a Flat Rate Box for 9.85.
~I accept Paypal, check or money order. However, if you pay by check I will not ship until the check has cleared.

Non SU stamps
CHF backgrounder Grid Paper (UM) - $8 (will ship this first class if preferred)
Elzybells Hey Cupcake (clear) - $12 (will ship this first class if preferred)

SU stamps
$15 sets
Big Blooms
Office Accoutrement - sold
Doodle This
Stitched Exotics
Big Deal Alphabet - sold
Everyday Flexible Phrases

$12 sets
Print Pattern
A Little Birdie Told Me - sold
Happy Heart Day
Rough Edges Alphabet

$10 sets
Heavenly Peace
All In a Row
Backyard BBQ

$5 sets
Sweet Little Sentiments
Live Like You Mean It
Say It With Scallops
Lots of Thoughts
Punches Three
Bud Basics
Darling Dots
Make It Count
Holiday Trinkets - sold
Three For You (from punch box, stamps only)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blog Candy Winner has chosen Deena as the winner of my blog candy! Congrats Deena! Please email me at becky (at) lakeshorestamper (dot) com with your mailing info and I'll get your stuff out to you.

Thank you for all the links you left, I am still working my way through them and thoroughly enjoying seeing new stuff!

Verve Sketch 3

Here's the card I made for the third Verve sketch last week:
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Up, Up and Away
paper - white, choc, teal, caribbean, olive
ink - memento, copics, fresh snow
acc - dimensionals, pearls, sunrise ribbon

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Verve Sketch 2

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out my blog candy ----> HERE. I am starting to check out the links you have left for me already, and it's so fun to visit blogs I've never seen before!

stamps - Hello Pumpkin, So Happy
paper - sahara sand, razzleberry, seude, white, durango, hawaii papaya dsp, thoroughly modern dsp
ink - memento, fresh snow
acc - buttons, nesties, word window punch, dimensionals

Friday, August 14, 2009

Verve Sketch 1

*** scroll down for my blog candy***

This week was Verve's second anniversary, so there were games and sketches on the SCS forum. I managed to get all 5 sketches done! Here is #1:

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Tall Oaks
paper - white, choc, tangerine, kraft, olive, olive dsp
ink - memento, copics
acc - rustic wood buttons, nesties, dimensionals

Thursday, August 13, 2009


I am now a member of the My Cute Stamps design team for the next three months! Woohoo, I can't wait to get to work! Joining me are:

Blog Candy!

This was supposed to be for my 100,00 hits milestone, but it didn't happen, and now I'm close to 120,000. Wow, I can't believe it! So here's what's up for grabs:
Included are:
a gold spica gel pen
black glitter thickers
white vinyl thickers
barely banana and certainly celery ribbon
Unity stamps - Feel the Joy, unmounted Distressed Dots, and Fanciful Dots

I might throw in some other stuff too, but it'll be a surprise!

Here are the details: to enter, simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday August 16 at 9pm EST. BUT you have to include a link to a blog. Whose blog? Well, I am looking for some new inspiration, so leave me a link to a great blog that I can check out. I know all the famous people's blogs, I wanna see lesser knowns!

Here are my recent finds:

Maile at SimplyStamped

Maureen at Buttons and Bling

Kerri at Cards by Kerri

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TSG Challenge 15

It's time for another fun TSG Challenge! The challenges will now be posted on Mondays giving you almost a full week to play along for the weekly challenge give away of a $5 gift certificate to the TSG Store!

This week there is a fun sketch challenge for you to try. To qualify for the give away, make a card/layout using the sketch provided then go back to Jessica's blog and add your name and a link to your project on the Mr. Linky located at the bottom of the challenge post. You have until Midnight (Eastern Time) Sunday August 16th to add your name and project to the Mr. Linky. But feel free to play along in the challenge at any time! Please use the keyword TSG15 when uploading your card to an online craft gallery.
The challenge has also been posted HERE on the forum if you would like to add your card for everyone to see!
And my take on it:
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Branching Out
paper - soft sky, kraft, choc patterns dsp, jillibean soup
ink - black
acc - melon mambo ribbon, spiral edge punch, mango pearls, dimensionals

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

USGDC, Take Two

Here is my second entry for the Unity guest designer challenge. I took my two patterned papers and wove them to create a background. The candy is colored, covered with sparkle, cut out, and attached on the white circle. The color of the Thickers is much closer to a color in the paper than this pic shows.
I took a nice 35 minute jog last night, and it was still hot and humid! We finally hit the 90's. I usually run up at the Y, but I didn't get there yesterday so my neighborhood did the trick. Our summer has been unusually cool - in fact, we didn't get the boy's little pool out until last week! Crazy crazy.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - July KOM (Unity)
paper - perfect plum, white, basic grey
ink - memento, copics
acc - piercer, circle punch, sakura glitter pen, thickers, lavender moon ribbon, raspberry fizz button, dimensionals

Monday, August 10, 2009

Hey, Girl!

It's time for another Unity Guest Designer Challenge, and here is my first entry:
I LOVE how this turned out! The challenge parameters were to use 1 stamp, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments. Do you know how hard it is to use only 1 stamp? Especially when you want to put a sentiment on. My embellishments are a button, dew drops, and a rubon (way to get around the sentiment problem, huh?!!) I added a scalloped edge on the right to tie-in the blue sentiment tab. The card is 4-1/4 x 4-1/2.
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - July KOM (Unity)
paper - soft suede, bashful blue, jillibean soup, cosmo cricket
ink - black
acc - dew drops, word window punch, rubon, raspberry fizz button, scallop edge punch, dimensionals

Saturday, August 8, 2009

There She Goes Times Two

Here are the two TSG cards I promised you. I really like the first one, and the second one kind of took on a life of it's own.

I cased this layout from another SU Stampin Success magazine. I happened to see scraps of these three colors together as I was cleaning up a bit and thought they looked cool together, and it came out like I pictured! Love when that happens! The cupcake bottom was colored with copics. I don't own a color that matches razzleberry, so I came up with my own combo: I put down a layer of V09 and added a layer of RV19 right on top. I think it came out pretty close to razzleberry. I used Star Dust stickles and a Hero Arts rhinestone for the frosting and cherry.
This layout is from Verve. I stamped the butterfly in memento ink, colored it with copics, cut it out, popped it up, and covered it with shimmerz. I don't particularly like this card, but there you go, for all my customers that think I never make anything bad, lol!
Thanks for stopping by!
{happy birthday}
paper - melon mambo, bermuda bay, white
ink - melon mambo, bermuda bay, rich razzleberry, memento, copics
acc - melon mambo ribbon, star dust stickles, rhinestone, mat pack & piercer, dimensional
paper - white, lavender, black, artichoke, celery
ink - memento, copics
acc - dotted wave punch, melon berry ribbon, pearls, nesties, shimmerz, dimensionals

Friday, August 7, 2009

Welcome Baby

I am majorly cleaning out my craft space, so I haven't stamped much this week. So here's one from the archives: it's a Fall-to Layout from Natasha that I never got around to posting on the Clean and Simple blog.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll have two There She Goes cards for you tomorrow, and then up next week is some long overdue blog candy and some stamps for sale. Hope you'll come back!

stamps - Men of Life, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
paper - wasabi, poison ivory, baja, kraft
ink - pacific point, choc, versamark
acc - red buttons, bashful blue taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, clear ep (btw, ep stands for embossing powder)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pink Cat Release Day

Head on over to Pink Cat Studio and get your Fairy Friends!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks Day 2

Today you get to see the doggie and owl from Fairy Friends! I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of the rest of the set!
I paper pieced the doggie and added shimmerz to his wings, collar, and bone wand. He is cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I used a gold sakura gel pen on the stars around the sentiment. The layout is from the front of the recent SU Stampin Success magazine. I was in the mood for something different, and this layout fit the bill. I'm really happy with how it turned out!

This layout was inspired by a card in the current or soon-to-be current SU Holiday Mini catalog. The kraft layer is popped up. This owlie has shimmery wings, and I stamped the star trail twice, once in blue bayou, and once in white right on top. Then I added some shimmerz to that as well. Gives it a lot of dimension!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join me as I check out what the other girls have made with this cute set!
Janna, Jodi Ann, Lauren, Lise, Maria, Mariska, Nikki, Sarah, Vicki, Tina (guest), and Kim (guest).
stamps - Fairy Friends
paper - real red, olive, kiwi, bashful blue, white, Thoroughly Modern dsp
ink - memento, gold gel pen, copics
acc - dimensionals, shimmerz, button, piercer, circle punch

stamps - Fairy Friends
paper - blue bayou, soft sky, kraft, white
ink - memento, copics, blue bayou, white craft
acc - nesties, shimmerz, dimensionals, ribbon, button

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks, Day 1

Today is Day One of the new Fairy Friends Pink Cat release. This set is absolutely adorable! So I am showing you the penguin and the kitty, and I have two more for you tomorrow, then it's release time! And you'll be able to own this set for your very own!
Mr. Penguin Cutie Pie was colored with copics, and I covered his wings with shimmerz, and his beak, feet, head, and wing with crystal effects.

And little Miss Kitty Cat was stamped on shimmery Poison Ivory paper and colored with copics, and that's all the bling she needed!

Thanks for stopping by. Check out what the rest of the team has come up with, you won't be disappointed! They are some seriously artistic and creative girls!
Janna, Jodi Ann, Lauren, Lise, Maria, Mariska, Nikki, Sarah, Vicki, Tina (guest), and Kim (guest).

stamps - Fairy Friends
paper - white, not quite navy, bashful blue, American Crafts dp
ink - memento, copics
acc - paper piercer, nesties, dimensionals, pearls, shimmerz, crystal effects
stamps - Fairy Friends
paper - poison ivory, olive, summer sunrise, October Afternoon dp
ink - memento, copics
acc - nesties, olive gg, oval punch, pearls

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kraft Butterflies

Can you believe it's August already? What happened to July?
My camera died, so I am using my MIL's for now, and boy is it hard to get used to doing things a different way! I liked my routine, had it all figured out, and then was scrambling around on Friday night to get a decent picture for the hop yesterday. I had scanned my card, but boy did it look HORRIBLE!!! MIL saved the day, but I am now using Picasa to edit, and it's just different than my Kodak software. So bear with me while I get everything figured out!
I've had the idea that I wanted to stamp black butterflies on kraft, and it finally came to fruition. I added purple to the bodies with a copic marker, and added white gel pen highlights too.
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Spread Your Wings, Branching Out
paper - plum pudding, black, kraft
ink - black, copics, white gel pen, fresh snow
acc - new leaf ribbon, dimensionals

Pink Cat Release Contest

Pink Cat Studio is releasing a new stamp set (Fairy Friends) Thursday August 6th! This set features a bunch of super cute fairy animals. These stamps will be great for birthdays, party invitations, Thank You's, scrapbooking and tooth fairy projects.

Our sneak peeks will start on Tuesday August 4th so don't forget to stop by and have a look!

Now for the contest details: To be eligible to win you will need to post the above animated blinkie on the side bar of your blog and leave it there until the contest ends. Then please leave a comment in this post on Melissa's blog stating that you added the blinkie and also include a link to your blog. If you don't have a blog you can still enter the contest. Just leave a comment on the same post and say that you would like to enter the contest even though you don't have a blog.

Click here to read the instructions on how to add the blinkie to your blog. This contest will end on August 5th at 5 pm EST and the winner will be announced on Melissa's blog on August 6th. The winner will be randomly chosen from everyone who enters the contest and she will win the new Fairy Friends stamps. If you have questions about this contest please ask. Thanks for helping me to spread the word about the upcoming release!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever official Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop. Verve turns two today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! The party kicked off over on the Verve blog, so if you’ve just happened along, be sure to hop on over there to start from the beginning! And to make this party a real shindig, there’s a mystery jackpot hidden at one of the stops along the hop. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verve’s entire August release! But of course, it wouldn’t be a mystery if you knew which blog, would it? So if you’re feeling the love, give a little shout out to the bloggers in the hop and you just might have a reason to jump for joy!

I was inspired by a Kristina Werner layout for this card.

Thanks for stopping by! Now it’s time to hop on over to TERRI’s blog,
for a little more Verve-y goodness.
stamps - Up Up and Away, Anniversary Birds
paper - kraft, cool caribbean, bermuda bay, white, kraft dsp
ink - memento, copics, bermuda bay, fresh snow
acc - pearls, hibiscus burst ribbon, dimensionals