share this (no ads)

Monday, August 10, 2015


I have moved!!

This blog is no longer active other than for reference
all NEW content will be posted at

Please follow me there!

I am keeping this blog alive and active for the past posts to remain alive and active in Pins and Pinterest feeds, as well as for reference to all the fun stuff I have created in the past. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Color Challenge ~ #SSINKCC24

Well Hello Happy Stampers!!

I am SO SO SO glad you came by today to check out my card.  I had a LOT of fun playing along with SSInkspiration in their monthly color challenge.  If you want to play along...Click the color banner to enter your card/project!

These are such fun colors to use with my NEW stamp set!!  :) heard me.  NEW!

Hot off the presses and fresh from convention I am stoked to show you a preview of the "Acorny Thank You" stamp set.  :)  hee hee don't you just love the name?!

It's a super fun set, comes with a few choices for the acorn tops, bottoms, full ones, and greetings.  Oh...and the best part?!  Yup, bundled with a punch its SUPER easy to use!!

Sorry you have to wait until September 1st to order it.  Just add it to your wish list and stay with me here :)

Color challenge.

Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral, and Elegant Eggplant
 add a little Very Vanilla and you've got yourself a party!

It is a photopolymer set, so lining up the acorn tops and bottoms is SUPER easy.  For the acorn on the left, I used the wood-grain bottom.  I inked the stamp in Cucumber Crush, then used my daubers to lightly tap the Eggplant and Coral directly onto the stamp, then when you use it, you get the funky mix of colors. The daubers give you a subtle color variance.  You could also use the stamp pad directly (use the corners for better control) but then you get a deeper concentration of color.   Its all in what you're looking for :)

Want to see more cards using this awesome color combo?  Now you're totally thinking about playing along with us in the color challenge aren't you!?  :)  Head HERE !

Supply List:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cucumber Crush, Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Calypso Coral, Cucumber Crush
Stampset:  Acorny Thank You
Accessories:  Candy Dots (Brights and Regals), Linen Thread, Dimensionals, 2 1/2inch circle punch, Cherry On Top Washi Tape

Friday, July 24, 2015

Open the Door, Get on the Floor.......

Good Morning Happy Stampers!!

First off...I just have to say, I am having an absolute BLAST!! right now in Salt Lake City at Stampin' UP!'s annual convention.

So much fun in fact, that I almost forgot to share this fun card with you!!

The girls at SSInkspiration are having a fun stamp set focus today using the set No Bones About It (click HERE to see all the super cute Design Team projects!!)

Luckily for me, one of my dear friends brought the set to convention and I was able to play along and use this fun little set!!

Now you KNOW it wouldn't be a Donna-card without a little coloring right?!!

Hahaha  ~ Do you get the blog title yet??  haha

Awesome song lyrics from Walk the Dinosaur by Was (Not Was)
and just because I love HERE to see the video and relive the 80s with me! :)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this fun card.  I'll be posting more tomorrow from convention!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Anything Goes Blog Hop!

  Welcome Happy Stampers!!  
Thanks for stopping by again today for another awesome Blog Hop with SSINKSPIRATION! 

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 7 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Melissa ~The Stamp Doc. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

Hey Girl!!

I just LOVE coloring (Can you tell?!) and I love playing around with colors and textures.  I am still mourning the Blendabilities, so using my aquapainter and re-inkers is kind of the same, but not really.  It is growing on me.  For the hair on this girl, I watercolored in Soft Suede all over (LET THIS DRY FIRST!!) then I watercolored some crumb cake in the highlight areas (it will lighten..bizarre right?)  and then in the end I used the Soft Suede marker to add the definitions and texture.  Phew. 
Tomorrow I'm going to try using only my markers and a blender pen.  Wish me luck!!

This print was something for my daughter to give to her friend on their play date today.  She helped pick the paper (Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack), the colors, the stamps, and the embellishments.  I just adore stamping and creating with my daughter!!  (she is 8 by the way...and TOTALLY going to out-create me soon)  

Don't you just LOVE this stamp set?!

What I love the MOST about this set is how EXTREMELY versatile it is!!  
You can watercolor the images if you stamp them in Staz-on, You can color with our Stampin' Write Markers, then blend with our Aqua Painter or Blender Pen, You can use the paper piece technique (check back next week for a sampling of that!).  So Many Options!!

Thanks for poppin in today!  Head on over to Bree's page next, you will LOVE her project today!!

Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  2. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  3. Leanne at Literally My Joy
  4. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  5. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
  6. Tobe at The Craft Sea
  7. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  8. Donna at Organized Chaos     <---------You are HERE!!
  9. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  10. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Technique Tuesday ~ Bargello !!

Good Morning Happy Stampers!!

I am so excited to share this awesome technique with you today!!

It's called Bargello, and today I'm showing the gals at SSINKSPIRATION how to do it!

Come check out the tutorial HERE!

For this card:
Hey Girl Stamp Set
Bargello Paper technique
Cardstock:  Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso
Aqua-painter with the above mentioned colored inks
(to get the skin tone, I used Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral mixed and watered down...still working on the right mixes for skin tones!)
Black bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by!!  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Color Challenge #SSINKCC23

Hello Happy Stampers!!

Don't you just LOVE these colors?!!

EEK!!  I am LOVING this new stamp!!
Get Well Soup #138768 ~ $13
This is a single stamp and packs a punch!  

For this card I used Staz-on so that I could watercolor.
After watercoloring, I added Crystal Effects to make it look embossed, but only in certain areas

  I watercolored in Bermuda Bay to give the sentiment some shadow and color

Can you see the Crystal Effects?!  I love using it to give that embossed look, but I can put it anywhere I want!  And no heat tools, realigning stamps, or versamark :)   super easy (just have to give it time to dry!)
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you come back tomorrow for a SUPER fun new technique!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sprinkled with Love!

Good Morning Happy Stampers!!

Ahhh....I cannot even begin to tell you HOW IN LOVE! I am with this stamp set!!

Sprinkles of Life

The fact that it has a matching punch is...well...just amazing!!

Tree Builder Punch

What makes this stamp set even MORE amazing?!  Every stamp set that is sold is helping the Ronald McDonald House Charity!!  A portion of every stamp sold in this exclusive stamp set helps families.... win win!

I used the new Delightful Dijon (In Color!) and a sponge dauber to color the burlap ribbon. I then used a scrap that had the cloud/ice cream scoop image punched out as a stencil to create the ice cream on the cone!  I love how even the scraps become functional!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back and check out more Sprinkles of Life in the future!!