Saturday, April 20, 2013

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 102: May Flowers

Congratulations to the Wags 'n Whiskers challenge winner!
One lucky winner will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers rubber stamp.  You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers stamp but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers digi.
Here is my card:
Card Details:
Stamp -He Loves Me embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os
Base - SU Bashful Blue
DP - MME Totally Girl 
Swirls - die cut with Sizzix Flourishes #11. 

The flowers I crocheted myself.  They are tiny and I added some green ribbon as the "leaves".  The brads are just plain yellow ones I think from Joann's. 
I am also entering this card in these challenges:
 Gracias for hanging out with me!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!!!

I ended up with 20 followers - which is better than only three.  :-)  So I have one stamp to give away!  I will be offering more blog candy soon, so please check back with me and please visit me again.  I love visitors.
So the winner of my blog candy (according to the order in which you followed me) is....
(insert drum roll)
That would be Susan D!!!! Please email me ( so you can get Wags 'n Whisker Bubble Fun stamp!
Thank you to everyone who has followed me!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blog Candy!!!!

This post will remain on top until April 12, 2013.  Please scroll down for more recent posts!
Thank you!

I am one of the new members of the Wags and Whiskers Design Team!
In honor of that exciting announcement I am offering some blog candy! 
Thanks to Lacey, from Stamp and Create, I have a super awesome stamp (Bubble Fun - pictured below) to give away to one lucky winner. 
All you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you have become a follower.  Also, leave a post of my candy on your blog (you can still enter the candy if you do not have a blog).
Once I reach 25 followers, I will add the stamp Ryan's Chocolate Trouble (pictured below) to the prize:
If I reach 50 followers, I will add Shoot the Puck:
If I reach 75 followers, I will add Slam Dunk:
And if I reach 100 followers, I will add this paper pack from Kaiser Craft:

That means a total of 4 awesome stamps and 1 paper pack to a lucky follower.  This blog candy will run until Friday, April 12, 2013!!  So follow me and tell your friends!

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Ok - so here's the story with the title of this post and the card below -
I work at a preschool.  So during a child's birthday, a parent will usually bring in cupcakes or some kind of treat.  On one little girl's birthday, the parent brought in storebought cupcakes.  Jan, who is the wonderful teacher I work with, and I were raving about how good the cupcakes from this particular store were.  We talked about how fresh they were, blah blah blah... The parents also brought in pizza and with the yummy garlic butter.  After they left, Jan ate her cupcake and meanwhile, I enjoyed my pizza with garlic butter.
As I walked around the classroom to make sure the kids weren't making a ginormous mess, I looked at one of the kid's cupcakes.  He had licked all the icing off of it and had taken a very small bite.  I looked at his cupcake and noticed something inside of it move.  He said, "What is that?"  I nonchalantly picked up the cupcake and said "Oh nothing.  It's just from the icing."  As I walked away, I hear him tell his little friends at his table, "It looked like a worm."
I told Jan, "Don't freak out but look inside this cupcake."  Inside was the fattest maggot! 
Jan almost threw up!
Needless to say, we walked around grabbing everyone's cupcakes (we just told them they were full because they ate pizza too and we didn't want them to get stomach aches).  We called the parent's (They were absolutely mortified and they ended up getting a full refund from the store).  Jan was seriously gagging.  She asked me why I wasn't gagging (It was because I threw my cupcake away.  Thank God I was enjoying my garlic buttery pizza).
It wasn't funny that actual day, but the couple of weeks after it was pretty funny.  We joked about it.
So then it is Jan's birthday - and what do I do? 
Exploit the situation of course!
(Understand that I would not do this if she didn't have a wierd sense of humor like I do - so it was cool!)
Here is my card in all of it's gross glory!  I also made a cake to match which is behind it.  You can see it better in the following pictures, but lets talk about the card first.
I used a cut file by Bird.  She is awesome for having so many cut files for FREE! 
Show her some love. 
This is a super cute, cute, cute, cute cupcake file.  I cut the base out with SU Basic Black. The wrapper is SU Taken with Teal and the Pink is SU Pink Piroutte.
 If you take a closer look, you can see a "maggot" sticking out from it.  It is the end of the snake from SU Zoofari on a scrap of green.  I did in green because the maggot in the chocolate cupcake had this light greenish color.  It was DIS-GUS-TING! Seriously. 
 I even added some glaze to it to make it look shiny.  Hahahaha!  The "Got Maggots" I printed on my comptuer and used a circle punch.
The next pic is the top of the cake whick I covered in yummy sour gummies.  Sorry about the pix.  It was late at night when I finished it.
Needless to say, she loved the cake and the card - of that, I am extremely happy. 
That was the whole purpose - to make her laugh.  Even her husband, who was there, laughed!
Challenges entered:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #148 - Shaped Cards (plus a sentiment).
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 101: April Showers/Spring

It's time for a new challenge at Wag 'n Whiskers! 
Don't forget - One lucky participant will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber stamp!
You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags 'n Whiskers Digi.
Go check out what some of the lovely ladies on the Design Team have done! 
I also have some blog candy featuring some W&W stamps open until April 12 here!
Now on to my card:
 This is the Angelica digi (also available as a rubber stamp) printed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.
Other card details: Base - PTI White; Other cardstock colors- SU Pink Piroutte & PTI Raspberry Fizz; DP - DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies; Twine - The Twinery Shore; Button: SU Sycamore Street.
 You can't really tell from the pix, but I used gold star sequins from Joann's on the big stars and stickles on the small stars.  The blue rhinestones are from Queen & Co.
I'm also entering it into these challenges:
 Brown Sugar - Spring
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Spring
Digi Haven - Spring

Gracias for hanging out with me!