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!