So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Monday, May 7, 2012


This is for MyGrafico 00 using Jars digi stamp images.

I created it on the computer and then colored it with Sakura glitter pens. The jar is filled with some candies and it is a congratulations card! Very easy to add some REAL candies with it!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Flowers - Recipe challenge

This is the second week of the Recipe Challenge - using Circles and Rectangles.

I again used the DCWV embossed card of rectangles and versa marked it and then with a stipple brush applied the chalk. The cs is Violets in Bloom bt MFP, white cs by GKD and dp the Paper Trey. The image (which you can find at Stamp N Plus Scrap N - Click here) was colored with Copics and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens. The nesting circles die cut was used. Added some ribbon, bow, brads and bling!

Can't wait to see your circle and Rectangle creation!

Be sure to check out the store and the blogs!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sunshine Seeds in Black and White

Click here for the blog!
               WELCOME to the Stamp N Plus Scrap N and Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Monthly challenge!

Our challenge will be a monthly challenge allowing you lots of time to play!
You will be allowed 2 entries! 
We will have one winner and two honorable mentions each month.
If you use one of our images and are the winner that month you will get
an extra surprise!
We will be having our chalk girls join the stamp girls here
so you will see tons of samples.  Then be sure to come back daily to see
what the stamp girls have been up to!

This first challenge is to create in Black and White! What fun!! Get those creative juices flowing and see what you can find for black and white! We are looking forward to seeing what you create!

Somebody suggested that mine looked like a small clutch purse....and by golly they are correct! It wasn't the intention...but it does! Anyway....what fun this black and white creation was! I started with black onyx cs by GK and then added some Paper Studio dp strips. Martha Stewart lace punch created the black topper and then added a string of pearls along with a black bow and pearl.

The flowers are Cottage Cutz Flowers that are layered and brads in the middle. The Sunshine Seeds are from Stamp N Plus Scrap N  ( You can find the image here in the store). I stamped the image with Versa Mark Champagne and then used Stardust chalk with a stipple brush. I heat embossed it so that I could brush off the excess chalk. Then it was cut out with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles and popped up on the front with a few added pearls.

The inside again used the strips of Paper Studio dp and the image is also from Stamp N Plus Scrap N (Click here for the image at the store). Again it was done with Versa Mark Champagne and Stardust chalk...it gives s slight shiny look to it. The sentiments (Look here for the sentiments) were stamped with Moonlight White Brilliance ink...added a couple of pearls and some black pearls for accent.        

Remember this is a month long challenge....and we WANT to see your creation!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Flowers for May

This is for the FOSTV challenge  #18-- May theme. Hope to see your creation! Flowers are an easy one to do! Good luck!

I used the MFP a Heinrich Company's Daffodil Greetings 2012 stamps and stamped on white cs by GKD and then colored with Copics and highlighted with Sakura glitter pens. The images were cut out with Beaded Ovals by Spellbinders. Added some ribbon and some pink hearts on the ovals that were sponged with Mmento Cantaloupe, Summer Sky or Dandelion. The dp is fro 3 Bugs in a Rug and wine cs is from GKD.

Question is....did those April Showers Bring May Flowers???

Happy Mom's Day

This is for MyGrafico April 30.....sponsored by Sarah Paris Stitchery Mum Mother's Day.

I decided to do some stitching on the front with Sew Easy and used a purple shiny cord....then colored the image with Sakura Glitter Pens....added some ribbon and some roses and pearls. The inside was her verse and then added some roses. The background is Violets in Bloom by MFP cs, white cs from GKD and PaperTrey dp. I added the K and Co paper box to put in a trinket or candy!

Happy Mom's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!


Sunday, April 29, 2012


This is for the Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge create a recipe card using circles and rectangles..Get out that chalk and see what you can come up with!

I used the DCWV circle embossed card and with direct to paper technique applied the chalk with cotton ball tips on the white cs. The background is Strawberry Freeze by MFP. The dog (Pepe) image is painted with a mix of glow in the dark paint and chalk and then cut out with Wonky Rectangles by Spellbinders. Added a ribbon and some paw prints and it is ready to go to a friend!

The stamps can be found at Stamp N Plus Scrap N store ..   Click here for Pepe image
Click here for sentiment

Hope to see your creation! BE sure to stop in at the store!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hey Cowboy!

This is for the Shades of Blue Challenge on Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge! Hope to see your creation!

I used In the Navy cs by GKD for the background, Ocean Blue cs GKD for the images/sentiment and added Echo Park Country Pride dp for some more blue. The stamps are MFP a Heinrich Company's new Hey Cowboy 2012 set.

The images on the front were stamped with Danube Blue memento Ink and colored with Copics and highlighted  with Sakura Glitter pens. The inside was embossed -- with Zing blue embossing powder and the image was Zing Denim embossing powder. The backgrounds were sponged with Distress Inks by Tim Holtz to create the ground, grass and sky. Then finished it of with some pearls, ribbon and horseshoe brad.

Hey Cowboy