Sunday, November 22, 2009

{I have been crafty again!}

After a long recovery, I decided to get my butt into gear! I have been making cards for the upcoming craft fair at the Embassy here. I made 75 kangaroo cards- some with different colors and flowers. I used American Crafts papers, Colorbox chalk ink, Kaiser Craft flowers and bling, I am not sure who makes the stamps, they were passed down to me- Thanks Janet!!! If you are in the Canberra area, make sure to stop and see me on Wednesday @ 1-3 in the Atrium. I will have handbags, cards, and little fabric bon bons, perfect teacher gifts!!!! Here is the card...

And I have also started making these BDU handbags. It was made out of my husbands old BDU. I also incorporated a pocket on the inside and the outside, a name, tape and a USAF tape on each of the handles. I am willing to make special order handmade bags out of your loved ones uniform, it only takes the top, email me for any details!!! Here is the photo of it.

Thanks for looking and it feels great to be back crafting!!! :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

{SGC #19 color challenge!}

I made this little ATC for the color challenge over on PCP Studio G site. You can check out the challenge here! I used Bazzill, Studio G inks and stamps. The pp is from DCWV and is also inked and pop dotted for some depth.

{mini Card}

It has been such a long time sine I have been able to sign in!!! We were on spring break for 2 weeks, and now I will be having surgery in 2 days! I hope I will be able to get in here and share some of my creativity with y'all!!!
This is a mini card I made for a cardmaking day challenge. The challenge was to make a card smaller than 3 by 3 inches. I used a Pezadoodle cupcake with matching primas. I love coloring in stamped images, I find myself doing that when I get bored! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

{PDD Wednesday!}

I just had to give my new Cuttlebug folder a go! I used Bazzill bling, inked and stamped with Studio G chalk ink, and I used Aleens glitter snow for the roof tops and snow flakes. Kind of a mess to work with, but I really like the way it turned out!

Monday, September 28, 2009

{SGC#18- Sketch time!}

This challenge starts today, Sunday, September 27th and ends on Saturday, October 10th with the winner being posted on Sunday the 11th.This week's challenge is a sketch challenge -- using the sketch below, make a card/LO/project featuring Studio G stamps. And post it here on the challenge page! :)

Here is my take on the Challenge! DCWV papers with matching ric rack. I used the newest Studio G Christmas set and colored them in with Copic markers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

{SGC#17- Tear it up!}

So you ever feel the need to rip paper??? If so this challenge is for you! I used SEI papers with brown chalk ink, Prima flowers secured with a rhinestone brad. I also stitched around the torn cardstock to give the strip of paper a little depth. Click here to check out the challenge and post your creation. The challenge closed on the 27th, so you have plenty of time to get a few created and submitted! :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

{Tuesday Morning Sketch}

This week Marti @Pezadoodle is sponsoring the prize over at Tuesday Morning Sketch! The prize you ask? A $15 gift certificate to her store!

Here is Melissa’s Sketch. you have until Sunday to link your sample over on the tuesday sketch blog to have your name in the drawing.

This is what I came up with using Studio G stamps of course!!! Basic Grey 2 Scoops was my patterned paper of choice along with Prima flowers and ribbon!

Friday, September 4, 2009

{Labor Day Sale @ Pezadoodle!}

Head on over to now for the best selection!

EVERYTHING in the entire store will be marked down anywhere from 15% – 40%! yep 40%!! the sale will start tomorrow and run through Labor Day weekend – ending on Monday night.
Happy Shopping!!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

{Studio G Challenge #16} SGC16 Sketch

Here is Studio G Challenge #16! Come on over here and sumit your own project!!! Submissions close on the 13th of September!

This is what I have created for this challenge. DCWV papers with Studio stamps and inks!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

{Studio G fun!}

Yes, I am in a Christmas mood! It is the tail end of winter down under. Have I mentioned that this is our last winter down under? Winter is my least favorite time of year, unless Christmas is involved! Any way, back to the task a hand! I made this candy dish for a friend. I used Studio G stamps on the tag. This project only used 1 piece of card stock and three sheets of pp! I hope to get a few more of these made for the upcoming craft fair!

{Studio G Challenge #15} SGC15 CAS Take 2!

I made this card for a Christmas card swap. In total I made over 90 cards for this swap! Yes, I am insane, and I know it! :) Any who, I used Bazzill bling in 2 shades of blue with Basic Grey pp's. I inked the edges of the card with chalk ink and I stamped the sentiment on the ribbon. Totally impressed with the Studio G inks, I was surprised that it didn't bleed on the ribbons! Make sure to check out the inks and stamps here at

Friday, August 21, 2009

{Studio G Challenge #15} SGC15 CAS

Clean and Simple {CAS} is something I definitely struggle with! But, with the new Studio G cards, stamps, and inks, it was super duper easy! The inks stamped so nicely and the pumpkin that was in the Halloween stamp set fit perfectly in the cut pumpkin shaped card! You have got to get your little hands on these!!! One word... AMAZING!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

{More Studio G fun!}

So many candles! I absolutely love the way it turned out. I stamped the image and then colored it in, then added glitter glue for a bit of bling. The flowers are from Kaiser Craft and Making Memories glitter brads and the polka dotted frame is also from Making memories.

{Studio G fun!}

This is a card I made with some Bella images a friend of mine sent me. The Bazzill bling did not want to cooperate with my camera flash very well. Of course I used Studio G stamps for the sentiment, they are so versatile I use them all the time!

Friday, August 7, 2009

{Studio G Challenge #14}

A day late and a dollar short! It seems to be the way of life anymore! Lucas my Hubby just arrived back from the US yesterday, so I was super busy getting the house back in order... Plus, getting used to sharing computers again is hard!

Back to my assignment! This is Studio G challenge # 14, a sketch. I love the way this turned out! I used DCWV papers and of course Studio G stamps. Make sure to check out the challenge here.
:) Jamie

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

{Studio G Stamp preorders x3!!!}

In case you haven't seen these already, Marti has 3 new stamp sets {and all of the coordinating goodies: inks, glitter glue, and cards} for preorder! You have got to check them out! Series # 34 is Halloween, Series # 35 is Bohemian, lastly Series #37 is Christmas!!!! Here are the pictures and here is the link to get them preordered!!!!

{Buttons!} SGC#13

Do you have a love for BUTTONS? If so, you have got to make your way over to the PCP group Studio G Collectors! The challenge is still on through this week. All you have to do is create something with the Studio G stamps and BUTTONS! Easy peasy, huh? This is what I came up with. I made these cards for an ATC swap over on Scrapping Friends Yuku. One is summer and the other is buttons, lol! Come on over and get your creativity going! :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{To do...}

This week I decided to change things up a bit and do an off the page project. I found this naked Kaiser Craft MDF board at my local hardware store, painted the edges and then spray painted the blackboard on. I also stamped with Studio G stamps. I used two of the different series of stamps, one is under the To and the other is in the lower right corner of the blackboard.
I also added ribbons and Primas for a tad bit of embellishing.
Thanks for looking!
:) Jamie

Thursday, July 16, 2009

{Studio G Altered Coaster}

What do you get when you play with scraps? That's right, one UFO {UnFinished Object} COMPLETE! I am giving this to one of my friends here that has helped us out tremendously! It is going in a goodie basket of all her favorite things, Wines, chocco, etc. Anywho, I used Basic Grey scraps, a smidge of ribbon and a few Primas. Now to upload my real assignment this week. lets see if my lappy wants to cooperate! *giggle*

Thursday, July 9, 2009

{SGC #12}

Here is my take ont he sketch below. I really like the way it turned out! I used Basic Grey papers with matching cardstock for the base, Primas, Liquid pearls and variouse ribbon trims.
The stamps is Studio G of course and colored in the Copic markers. Now come on over and take the challenge.

A little birdie told me that Marti has gotten in her stamps! Click here to check them out!

Studio G Challenge #12

Feeling sketchy???? If so, make sure to make your way over to Paper Craft Planet and submit your version of this sketch. Hampton Arts is the supplier for the prize this round!

Monday, July 6, 2009

{Summer Crop-A-Thon}

Do you like to crop? Then come over here { } and get registered! The Summer Crop-A-Thon starts on the 9th of July and runs until the 20th at midnight EST. There will be tons of fun, games, inspiration, sketches, and much much more! We also offer swaps, PIF's {Pay it forward} and lots of weekly challenges. So come on over and say HI, and tell them that Jamie sent ya! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

{Red, White, and Blue Take two!}

Just a little something I threw together for a Tag swap. Red, white, and blue with Studio G Stamps. I wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

{SGC #11~ Red, white, and blue!}

Here is my SGC #11 challenge! The challenge was anything red, white, and blue. Sorry for the glare, but the sun has not shown its pretty little face in a while! I love the Studio G stamps so much, I use them all the time!

Marti has two new Studio G stamps available for preorder, too! She also has the Halloween cards, glitter glue, and the metallic ink pads up for preorder. Most are available in mid August for shipping. Check them out here.

Just a side note... If you like freebies, make sure to check out my blog on Friday. To be continued! :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

{Free digi stamp with a challenge!}

Would you like your very own Nestabilities framed stamp??? download it here And make sure to check out Marti's blog for a wee bit of a challenge!

{Happy Birthday Friend}

For this card I used 2 different kinds of Studio G stamps, I used a wood mounted stamp and a clear stamp. The cupcake is colored with Copics and matted on Bazzills. And the sentiment is mounted on Bazzill, too. Everything was inked and the little star was glitzed up with Studio G glitter glue.

{My bling}

Last weekend I went on a road trip to Sydney with a group from Capital Crafters and I won this Kaiser Craft purse box as a door prize. So I turned it into a necklace- jewelry holder. First I painted the base, then punched holes in it with my Bind it all, then weaved ribbon through the holes to secure the binding. The papers are from Basic Grey as well as the letter stickers. The ring stamp of course is Studio G, and the bling embellies are Pezadoodles very own glittered skittles.

Friday, June 12, 2009

{For the love of CUPCAKES!}

These were super fun to make!!! I used the cupcake set from the stamps, colored them in then cut them out, layered them on cardstock, then glued them to the back of the glass pebbles with Mod Podge, let them sit for about an hour and glued magnets on the back. I think I am going to make a patriotic set for my mom, her whole house is red, white, and blue!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

{SGC #10} X2!!!

This was one fun sketch! You can find it over on the PCP group Studio G Collectors. It is open for another week for submissions, so if you like sketches, give this one a whirl! The first card I created, I made the sketch literally. And the second card I modified it a little bit. They both turned out super cute! :)

Did you know there is a sale going on over at Pezadoodle??? It starts today and runs until next Wednesday- FREE shipping with any $50 purchase! (within the USA) Come on over to Pezadoodle and shop! :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

{Blackberry Digi Frame + Studio G}

I used the same paper lines from DCWV for this creation. I could have sworn I had this label set from Nestabilities, but I guess I didn't! {It is now on my shopping list! *giggle*} I printed out the digi stamp, then colored it in, cut around the edges and then inked the edge to make the cut lines disappear. I used Copics to color in the images, Ranger dimensional pearls for the flower centers, Primas, and for the centers I used the new glittered skittles, also available at Pezadoodle. I have been a bit leery about digi stamps. For one I do not like change- at all... :) But now that I have gotten the swing of it, they are really nice and convenient. You can resize them, stretch them, etc. Plus you do not have to wait for shipping! Living overseas, ordering stamps can take over two weeks to get, and with digi, it is instant gratification!

{2 more Bella + Studio G Stamp cards}

For these cards I used Bellas with greetings from Studio G stamps. The papers are from DCWV Latte stack with matching cardstocks. I colored the stamped images with Copic markers, blingified them with stickles and inked the edges with chalk ink. I also used my new EK Success border punch I think it is called the zig zag stitch. I used series 32 from Studio G. They can be found here at Pezadoodle. Series 32 is a set of 14 stamp sets with 6 different alphas in the set. Make sure to get them while they are in stock! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

{Hello card} SGC#9

All I can say is WHOO HOOO for stamps! These are Studio G series 30 Spring stamps. I used 4 different stamps for this card. The card is also a Studio G Challenge, it is open for two weeks. This challenge is to complete the given sketch.
Materials: Basic Grey 2 scoops, various bazzill scraps, EK Success zig zag punch, primas, Studio G inks & stamps, and Pezadoodles very own embellishments, glittered skittles!
If you are up to the challenge, some on over to the Paper Craft Planet and join us in the Studio G group! I dare ya'! *giggle*

Monday, May 25, 2009

{Memorial Day Sale}

MEMORIAL DAY SALE over at Pez-A-Doodle Designs! Monday ONLY!!!!!! no code needed – sale prices will be listed on the website. So come on over and get your orders placed! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

{Happy Father's Day, card}

This stamp is one of the newer Studio G wooden stamps. Where the bling is there are actually dots that appear, which helped greatly with the placement of the rhinestones! The pp is from the DCWV Green Stack. I also used Nestabilities labels which were layered and inked. I thought I better get a start on Father's day since Mother's Day snuck up so quickly! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

{Autumn Memories} SGC#8

Here is my creation for the Studio G Challenge over on Paper Craft Planet. I used KI Memories papers with matching bazzills. I almost used a whole sheet of Studio G stamps on this lay out! The word memories is from the calendar accessories set, and the rest are from the October set. I also used a stamp for the center of the flower. The spider along the bottom is super cute and I flocked his little body. This was a fun challenge, it opened on the 10th and is open for 2 weeks, so there is plenty of time to get your layouts posted for a chance to win! So come on over and stop collecting these stamps and start using them! :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

{Studio G + Bella} Birthday wishes

I have now come to realize how much I love Studio G stamps! They work with every stamp line out there! For this one I used My Minds Eye {MME} papers with various embellies. It seems like whenever I am making a card I am always using Studio G stamps. If one doesn't fit in the space provided I flip the page and find one that does, they are so very versatile! Keep your eyes out for the newest Studio G stamps at Pezadoodle. ( )

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Marti is having a sale Saturday & Sunday for national scrapbooking day - 33% off EVERYTHING in the store - LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND so folks must hurry - it will be for the weekend ONLY! The coupon code is scrapit33 What a great sale! 33% off anything you want in the store- awesome! So make sure you head on over to Pez-A-Doodle while you're celebrating National Scrapbook Day!

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Here is my Studio G Challenge #7. I used scraps from one of my recent lay outs, I am pretty sure they are KI Memories. The stamp set I chose was of course Studio G- one of the Happy Birthday sets. I stamped the images on many different sheets of paper and layered them all together again. It was a super fun challenge. If you are interested in the Challenges (with prizes) come check them out over here.
:) Jamie

Thursday, April 23, 2009

{Polkadot Pie + Studio G, card}

First I started out with a plain ol' white card. Then I stamped the Polka Dot Pie background with 2 shades of pink. The papers are some more of my lingering scraps from layouts. The Studio G stamp is inked, stickled, and pearled to give it a wee bit of depth.
:) Jamie

Monday, April 20, 2009

{Princess Cleo} Second release from Pezadoodle!

Here she is! I paired her up with patterned paper from the Blossoms & Butterflies stack and a Studio G stamp. I know she is a princess, but the closest stamp I had was QUEEN! LOL! I also added Pez-A-Blings to the corner for the shimmery effect.

Marti has a down loadable stamp of Cleo here. It is only available for the next few days so hurry on up and add her to your collection. She will also be available in the rubber option on April 22nd.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

{Your'e Sweet, card}

For this challenge I used the Polka Dot Pie stamps mixed with Studio G for the sentiment. All the papers are Bazzills, the flowers and rhinestones are Kaiser, and dimensional pearls from T!m Holtz. Can you tell me favorite colors are pink and brown right now??!?!? :)

{Your'e sweet, card}

Can you say YUMMY! I love this Polka Dot Pie stamp!
I colored in the image with Copics then stickled it up! Can you tell I am loving the Pezabling, too??? *giggle* The papers are once again KI Memories scraps and bazzills. The sentiment is also Studio G.

{Happy Birthday, card}

I just got my Studio G cupcake series in the mail. I am loving them already!!! I used my Copic markers to color them in and the cherries are Liquid pearls. All the paper pieces are scraps leftover from previous layouts.

{Birthday wishes}

I had lotsa scraps to use up, so here is another card made out of scraps. The stamp is another Studio G, I just love how versatile they are!

{Happy Father's Day, card}

This one is really plain and simple. I printed out the sentiment and the ribbon center is a mixture of Studio G stamps. I also used more of my Pezablings, I need to order more!