Monday, October 10, 2011


Hey Everyone, and Happy Tuesday!! I am almost out of my funk/post-release coma!! Just in time for The Ribbon Carousel Challenge (RCC24)!!

This weeks challenge is brought to us by the amazingly talented Sparkle Smith! Sparkle wants us to get our sparkle and bling on. So make your creation with some sparkle and bling to join us this week.

Sparkle Creations is our sponsor this week with some of the cutest stamps EVAH!

For my card tonight, I decided to use the SUPER CUTE Cupcake Ruby stamp. I stamped her on X-Press It Blending Card, and then colored her with my Copics. I paper pieced part of her dress, and then covered most of it with glitter..VERY Blingy!! My paper is from the Lilybee Designs Happily Lost pack. I paired it with Rose Red, Orange Fizz, and Black Licorice paper. My ribbon is Black Seam Binding from The Ribbon Carousel. I also used Michael's Brads, a Creative Express Spiral Clip, and the MFT First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics for my sentiment.

We'd love for you to join us this week! Here are the details:
  • Make your NEW creation following the ribbon carousel challenge of the week. Any submissions made prior to the challenge date will be deleted. Be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.
  • Load your creation up onto your blog or a public viewing forum like SplitcoastStampers, (use the keyword RCC24) with a direct link back to THIS post. Including the challenge graphic isn't a requirement, but sure is appreciated! (A participant of our very first challenge didn't link back or mention our challenge and couldn't be named Top Spool, so don't let that happen to you!)
  • Link up your creation using the Inlinkz button at the bottom of this post. Your image may take a little while to pop up, but don't worry, it will appear shortly.
  • Be sure to come back the Friday after the challenge ends to see if YOU are a Top Spool! :D
Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Swimming For Katie

I was too late to get in on the hop, but it's NEVER too late to lend a helping hand!! This is a great cause for a fellow stamper who is fighting for her life, and trying to take care of her beautiful family. Even if you can't help much, spreading the word, and doing whatever you can is plenty!! Thanks for taking the time to look, and if you get a chance, be sure to read Katie's story. If it doesn't break your heart, I don't know what will.

Remember to tell the people that you love how you feel, and don't sweat the small stuff. In the grand scheme of things, it could be SO much worse.

Hugs and Stampy Love!!