Monday, August 31, 2009


Hi all!

Head on over to HANDMADE TREASURE'S BY CREATIVE CARD CORNER to win some yummy blog candy. Your chances to win are open until September 22nd! The rules are easy peasy:
  1. Become a follower of her blog if you are not already
  2. Post her candy on your blog with a link back to her blog candy post.....don't worry if you don't have a blog, you can still be eligible if you post a comment letting her know how you will spread the word about her candy offer.
  3. Leave her a comment and let her know that you are signed up, followed the steps to be eligible and how to reach you should you be the winner.
See - easy peasy! Good luck everyone! Thanks for stopping by! I have some new cards to post tomorrow...have to take Robbie to work tomorrow morning because he is flying out to Calgary for the day! Yup...for the day! I shouldn't be envious right???...I did get to go to Morden last weekend!!! ***snort*** Oh, the exciting life I lead!! LOL!! Off to bed with me~! The car is leaving bright and early...well actually before it gets bright it will be leaving!!




I had some fun playing with ©Tipsy McStagger this weekend. I coloured him with my Goldenrod Prisma Colour marker and then glazed him all over with Diamond Glaze. I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 16 this week. Love this sketch its so fun!

I used some funky dp I picked up at the Buck or Two last week and the bling is from the Dollar Store. The ribbon was wrapped around my birthday present last week!!! I think of Robbie's best friend Ivan when I look at this card! Hope you like it! I am working on cards featuring ©Tipsy as a root beer, grape soda and cream soda~!! Watch for those!

Thanks for stopping by all!


Saturday, August 29, 2009



Click on ©Big Bertha's name or picture anywhere in this post to hop to our shop!
We drew our winners for ©Big Bertha tonight. Robbie and I decided that the wonderful sentiment suggestions offered during our little contest warranted more than one winner - soooooo - we drew three winners! The lucky gals are:


Head on over to Sunshine's Stamps to find out how to get your copy of ©Big Bertha and the other deet's that are needed to finish your win!

Thanks for stopping by gals and once again...that occasional guy!! LOL!! I just know you are out there!! **giggle** I crack me up!!! Be sure to pop back in over the weekend to check out the new cards I am going to be posting. I made 2 baby cards today and I am working on the cards featuring our newest images. What a lot of fun they are!! Keep an eye on your favorite blogs, challenges and galleries for the latest beautiful, wondrous creations of The Sunshine Gals too!! They will start uploading Saturday {which is technically's late as always~}so keep an eye out everyone!


Thursday, August 27, 2009


Got your attention??!! LOL!! Thought that would! Click here: COTTAGE BLOG to go and find out more!!!

Now troddle off and go enter to win!! GOOD LUCK!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Top O' the Mornin' to Ya all!! Oh it's a bright and shiny day it is today! Yesterday was my birthday and I had a grand time celebrating last night with my family! Unfortunately, celebrating slowed me down a smidgen yesterday so my Tuesday Release was pushed to Wednesday!!

Without further delay here are this weeks newest batch of images! They are all up on the Etsy Store and there is a full post on them over on my other blog
SUNSHINE'S STAMPS...what???!!! ***eyes opened wide in shock**** you haven't been to the new blog yet??!!! OMGosh!! Hop on over there right now!! {Click on the name Sunshine's Stamps to hop on over}

The shop is there (well the link to the Etsy Store) and all manner of other stuff!! Mind's not as chatty as this blog...after all it is my "business" ***insert stern looking business face here*** blog. But none-the-less it's a grand place to see what's happening and if I have anything new coming by way of the shop {shhhh....don't tell anyone but I heard they {over at the shop that is} are planning a Grand Opening in September with all kinds of specials and even a Blog Hop...but ya didn't hear it from me!!}.

Here are those new images I have been telling you on the images to hop to our shop or click here to hop to our Sunshine's Stamps blog!




Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out your favourite blogs, galleries and challenges starting this coming Saturday for cards and projects by The Sunshine Gals featuring these terrific new images! Have a wonderful sun shiny day everyone! I am off to get the pool ready for some splashy fun this afternoon!


Monday, August 24, 2009


Hello all! I have had a busy day playing with the MOJO Monday Sketches from last week and this week! What terrific sketches! I just love them and will be using them over and over. Here are the cards I made today. I had a great time in my stamp room playing and getting inky!!

***Click on the pictures to hop to the Mojo Madness blog and click on the image names in the write ups to hop to our shop!****

This is ©Stinky Steve! Stinky and he is into 'waste management'. Well...he may not be all that 'into' waste management...hence his sentiment "Feel the Joy" ***snark*** I crack me up! LOL! I used my distresser on the edges of ©Stinky Steves circle and the kraft paper ribbon. I also used some Dollar Store bling to dress up the card and for Steve's lights.The dp is some that I picked up at the Buck or Two yesterday.{I just love a bargain!} Let me know what you think!!


***Click on the pictures to hop to the Mojo Madness blog and click on the image names in the write ups to hop to our shop!****

©Lester Lobster {who was named after a very long day, late in the evening - hence the fact that he is actually a crab and not a lobster - the question is should I change his name now or just leave him?? Let me know what you think!} Lester is on a mission...he wants to persuade everyone to "Eat More Chicken!" ***giggle*** I used the Mojo Monday Sketch designed by Janette. I really like the sketch and plan to use it over and over again!!© Lester Lobster may need a new name seeing as he is a crab...leave me some comments here with suggestions for his new name. I just realized as I am writing this post - we really do need to re-name ©Lester Lobster because Robbie is making a lobster for us to play with!!! ***sigh***That will teach me to stay up until the wee hours of the morning and try and be witty with the names.


***Click on the pictures to hop to the Mojo Madness blog and click on the image names in the write ups to hop to our shop!****

I really had fun with this sketch by Mary for Mojo Monday!! I used Paint on my 'puter to colour ©Hayseed Hank and made him into inchies! I used some dp I had laying around in my scrap pile and used some Michael's yellow cs along with some Bazzill cs for the card itself. I have provided different angles for your viewing pleasure and a close up of my ladybug bling that I picked up at the Dollar Store a while back and have not had the occasion to use until now! Isn't this just perfect on this card?! The outside sentiment is actually from Unity and the inside sentiment is one of my fave's - but I am drawing a blank on the manufacturer...sorry. I hope you like ©Hayseed Hank as much as we do! He is going to be terrific for harvest time, don't you think??!! I suspect we will have to come up with a pumpkin or two for our images to give ©Hank something to harvest! ***OOOOHH!! Mental note - remember to start sketching!****

***Click on the pictures to hop to the Mojo Madness blog and click on the image names in the write ups to hop to our shop!****

My final card for today is another featuring ©Hayseed Hank using the MOJO Monday sketch created by Sarah. Isn't it sweet? I have taken some liberties with the sketch this time. I used some die cuts to suit what I had already done with ©Hank. I coloured him with my Prismacolour Markers and managed to make it look like I water coloured him. I was very pleased with the outcome. ***strains arm as she pats herself on the back*** I added some gingham ribbon and the sentiment Sunshine ***ahem....that's my name!*** to finish it off. I hope this card makes you smile as much as it does me!!

That brings my creativity of the day to an end. Phew! I hope at least one of my creations make you smile today. I wouldn't normally upload them all in one post but I am working on guess it's one big upload today. Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 23, 2009


***Contest now closed - winner to be announced shortly!!****
Good Sunday Morning Gals and possibly the occasional guy! It is sunny shiny bright in my corner of the world, but Hurricane Bill is sweeping into the East Coast and drowning our friends and family to all of our nearest and dearest who are being inundated with rain and wind today....stay dry, fasten down the hatches and ride it out in pure East Coast Style! Hugz and smooches to you all...we miss you! Okay onto to the good stuff!

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is being sponsored by us this week! Head on over to check them out! There is a terrific opportunity to do their fabulous Sketch, win their prizes and win 3 of our digital stamps as well as some awesome blog candy from us too!!! The challenge is open until midnight on August 25th {{Ahem...happens to be my birthday!} so don't miss out on all the fun!!

Your second opportunity to win is by leaving a comment here suggesting a sentiment that could be featured on a ©Big Bertha card! If your sentiment gets randomly chosen, then we will send you your very own digital stamp of ©Big Bertha to play with yourself AND I will personally make you a ©Big Bertha card featuring your sentiment! The card will be featured on both of my blogs (this one and Sunshine's Stamps). Again, you have until Midnight of August 25th to enter your sentiment suggestions. Take a look at this face and tell me that something just doesn't pop to mind immediately when you see her!!

Click on ©Big Bertha or her name anywhere in this post to hop to our original blog post with this contest! We can't wait to see what you come up with!! This is so much fun! ©Big Bertha seems to bring out the funny bone in everyone!

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Enjoy your Sunday and friends and family in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick...keep dry and remember...we are thinking about you and enjoying our sunny-bright day! Hey! consider it payback for all the guffaws when we were suffering the -40's last winter!! ***snicker*** Ya know we love you!!
Contest ends August 25th, midnight Central Time! Winner will be announced Friday August 28th 8AM Central Time! All sentiment suggestions will become the property of Sunshine's Stamps.

Friday, August 21, 2009



This week MOJO Monday is celebrating hitting 100 sketches! What a feat! This week I decided to go ahead and do a couple of Stamp TV Challenges, which I have not had time to play with for a while now. The Challenge was their Friday Potluck and I loved it! I used the MOJO Monday - Day 2 Sketch and had so much fun with the STV Challenge. The challenge was to do the following with one card:

One-Two-Three-Four Recipe:

1 or more designer paper
2 or more different types of bling
3 or more pastel colors
4 or more layers

and it had to be using pastel colours too!! What fun!

Here is a close up the scrunched ribbon and one of my pretty dollar store flowers. I really wish I had bought more of these when I bought the ones I have now. They are so very pretty and oh so cheap!! LOL!!

I am very pleased with how the card turned out. It was almost strange to be using images that weren't mine...I have to be able to do this now and again to keep my mojo working! After all, I have a ton of stamps in my stamp room that have been calling my name! Now to create a day with more hours!! Thanks for stopping by all!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009



Hockerdocker Helicopter is flying by to say Hello! I used the Corrosive Challenge 25 Sketch for the layout. If you haven't checked out their challenge yet, hop to their blog to check it out!!

Dollar Store card blank
Bazzill Card Stock Scraps
Robin's Nest Silver bling
Diamond Glaze on the windows and nose
Coloured the image with my Bic's and Sharpies.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 19, 2009



I decided to use this Monday's Mojo Monday sketch with Steamy Stanley. I had this terrific dp from We Are Memory Makers {I picked it up at our local Winners for a steal!!} The die-cuts have been sponged with my Momento Ink Drops - I used Desert Sand, Summer Sky and Cocoa. The ribbon is actually upholstery ribbon. I just thought it worked so well here. The brown pearls are from my local Dollar Store. Hope you like this one! I am thrilled with the end result. This is a terrific sketch and I suspect I will use it again and again. Thanks for stopping by!




HAYSEED HANK (click on the image to hop to our shop)

STINKY STEVE (Click on the image to hop to our shop)

LESTER LOBSTER (Click on the image to hop to our shop)

Woo! Hoo!! It's that wonderful day again! New Release Tuesday!!! Here are the new images we have released to our store and The Sunshine Gals this week!! Watch your favourite blogs, galleries and challenges beginning this coming Saturday to see our Sunshine Gal's creations being uploaded!!

Don't forget to hop over to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for a chance to win 3 of our images and some great blog candy!! The contest is open until next Tuesday! Take part, the sketch is awesome!! (Click on the image to hop to the MMSC page)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Click on the image to hop to Priscilla Styles Blog to enter for a chance at her amazing blog candy! The opportunity is available until September 18th!

While you are there be sure to take part in the current Sketch Challenge 15 for a chance to win with us!! Sunshine's Stamps!!! Thanks for stopping by!




Let me introduce you to Burnie Toaster one of the images you could win if you win this weeks challenge! Scroll down a bit further and see what else you could win!

This is Frosty Fred! Freddy is the second image you could win this week if you win the sketch challenge. Both of these cards have been designed using this weeks MMSC15...what do you think?? But wait!!....there's more....scroll down further to see what else you could win this week!!


The winner of this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC15 will also receive all this loot!!! So what are you waiting for??!! Head on over to Priscilla's blog and read all the details on her Sketch Challenge! Enter the challenge and come on back here and leave us a link to your sketch. We would love to see it!! Become a follower if you like. Sign up for our E-mail updates and have some fun!! Thanks for stopping by everyone!!


Monday, August 17, 2009


Hi All!

It's been one of those days...I got to spend time in my stamp room today creating all manner of wonderful goodies! I made a backpack, a round top box, and lessee I think 5 cards! Busy, busy!!

I will be uploading my wonderful creations each day this week! Betcha just can't wait!! LOL!!

I have been so busy with the house renovations, the electricians, plumber and general contractors it's very hard to find my mojo. I was so pleased to find it today....I think it was hiding under my desk!! Sneaky little mojo!

Come on back later today to see some new Sunshine Creations!! I know, I's been too long!
Oh!! Wait until you see what we have to tell you on Tuesday!! I promised not to even hint...but there are goodies involved!! Got your attention didn't I??!! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!


Thursday, August 13, 2009


***Contest now closed - winner to be announced shortly!!****
Hi all!! Head on over to Sunshine's Stamps to find out how to win a Big Bertha digital stamp image FREE!! Click on Big Bertha to hop to my Sunshine's Stamp Blog!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009



OMG! OMG! OMG! Just in time for "BACK TO SCHOOL" {Three of the most beautiful words in the world to some parents!} we are introducing (c)Barney Bus! Good 'ol (c) Barney Bus is sure to be featured front and center on many a scrapbook page, paper project and card this September!! Barney Bus came into existence at the request of one of our Sunshine Stampers who is a guessed it...a TEACHER! The beautiful thing about (C)Barney Bus, is that he isn't just for back to school...he can be used for field trips, summer camp, sports trips...any event or occasion that we all have ever piled into a school bus to attend!! So put your thinking caps on lets see what you can create with (C)Barney Bus!!

(C)Hockerdocker Helicopter is the second release in our High Flier Series. Isn't he just the cutest?!! Hockerdocker gets his name from my brother! When my brother was wee, he couldn't say "helicopter" so he used to say "hockerdocker"!! It just seemed appropriate to use his word to name our first helicopter image. {That's right the first...there will be more helicopters released in the future.} (C)Hockerdocker Helicopter is sure to be flying high on manly-men cards and man-cub cards alike; for all occasions!!

(C)Steamy Stanley has been requested by so many supporters and design team members I can hardly keep it straight. Now, (C)Steamy Stanley is a 'steam engine' of old. He is sure to bring back memories for our parents and grandparents and spark the imaginations of man-cubs and cubettes when they lay their eyes on him!! (C)Steamy Stanley can be used on all manner of cards for all occasions. He is sure to please!! For those of you who are wondering if there will be other betcha!! There are modern trains and cabooses just waiting to be launched!! Patience young will get what you will just take some time!!!

"How do I buy these??" I bet you are asking! LOL!! Just click on the image or the name of the image and you will Hop to our Shop! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hi everyone! Well, we found our shopper who ran into those unfortunate issues at our Etsy Store the other night. She is a happy and satisfied customer now and even commented on how fast and easy purchasing digital stamps from us was!! Woo! Hoo! A 'Testimonial'!! Ya know I have a folder for those now!! LOL!!

Our amazing Sunshine Stampers have been busy beavers this weekend and have uploaded the
bestest creations to their blogs and galleries. Here are some of their terrific creations!! Click on the name above the pic to head to their blogs!!

Aren't our Sunshine Stampers just amazing? We're just blown away each day by the terrific creations they produce and upload! Be sure to hop on over to our Etsy Store to purchase any of these images for a nominal fee! Don't forget to stop by our new blog dedicated solely to Sunshine's Stamps to see glimpses of what is coming up next! and don't forget to click on the blog links on the side bar to check out the blogs of the rest of our Sunshine Stampers!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009



As we reported yesterday, we made our first sale from our
online store!! We were soooo excited! What we didn't understand {and I should point out that, when I say 'we', I mean ME} was that on the Etsy Store we had failed to list an amount more than one for each item we when we had our terrific first sales...that meant those two items were OUT OF STOCK!! HORROR!! So we {{OK me}} toddled off and had a wonderful day basking in the wonder and beauty of knowing people liked our images enough to pay for them....only to come home last evening to a frantic phone call from my sister-in-law(Chrissy) saying that one of our Sunshine's Stampers had been contacted by an interested shopper who was trying to purchase from our store! She was being told that the item was OUT OF STOCK!!! Holy Catfish Batman!! Into Etsy we fly!! Where is that inventory number?? Dang it!! Where is that pesky little bit of important info??!! Oh! there it is!! We immediately changed the inventory number to 50 for all 12 items!! Phew! Problem solved!!! WRONG!!! 12 X 50 = 600X .20=$120.00 just for listing the items!!! YIKES!!! Into Etsy again!!! Changed the inventory to 10 for each item!! Holy smokers Robin!! Our "Overhead" needs to be managed!!! All is right with the world now...well kinda...we didn't make the sale because of our {{{OK! OK! MY}}} phoopa!! ***Sigh*** Bear with us folks...we are learning {OK I am learning} as we go along!! If you happen to be the shopper who tried and failed to purchase from our online store, we apologize for your frustration! We thank you for your interest!! If you want to send us an e-mail or leave us a comment we will send you one of our current new images at no cost to you, as an apology for my oopsie and a thank you for your interest in our images. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Hello everyone! Our newly formed Etsy Store is working!! People are going there and actually buying!! Well...okay...we have made our first sale! "So what?" you say! It's HUGE to us! We love to know that people are going to our store and liking our work enough to pay money for it!

We want to thank everyone for their wonderful support since we began this whole venture. We are so proud to say that in 5 weeks we had just under 500 requests for our images! We have no benchmark to go by for this number but needless to say we are thrilled with the interest our images have generated!

Don't forget to go to our new blog Sunshine's Stamps regularly to check out our new releases, become a follower and find out what is new and exciting in our world!! Just so you know there is a grand opening party in the works, and regular blog hops!!! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009


{OMG I didn't think I was ever going to be able to say that!!}
Click on the banner picture below and it will take you directly to Sunshine's Stamps Etsy Store.

For a little more information on our store you can go to our newly formed SUNSHINE'S STAMPS blog! Yup!! A new blog!! This is where I have been biting my fingernails down to the quick for the last couple of weeks! YEARS AGO I was adept {you will note, I don't even go so far as to say proficient} in writing code. It seems I have forgotten more than I ever thought possible!!

SUNSHINE'S STAMPS will be featuring a Grand Opening Party at a yet to be determined date in the near future. Our Sunshine's Stampers will be posting new images each week on their galleries, blogs and challenges. You can always hop to their blogs by using the Design Team Blog List on my side bar or over on the new site as well. Sunshine's Stampers will be posting creative uses for digital images. Innovative uses for the images and there will even be tutorials on the use of digital images along with the use of popular card making accessories.

Over on SUNSHINE'S STAMPS you can click on the SHOP page and see the images that are currently available at our Etsy Store. Simply click on the thumbnail and it will bounce you right over to the Etsy Store and give you a great description of the image.

We want to thank you in advance for your wonderful support of Sunshine's Stamps. Strap yourself in....we are going to have a rockin' good time!! Thanks for stopping by all!!



Hello all! Sorry to say that I continue to run into technical difficulties getting the store uploaded to the blog. I am hoping to have it open for this coming Saturday, August 8th!!

I am so sorry for the delay everyone!!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I have been nominated for another award! How cool is that?! It's the CIRCLE OF FRIENDS BLOGGER Award.

I received it from one of my wonderful followers, Annette. Thanks so much honey! Now the work begins...I have to name 5 {yup only 5} bloggers that I admire and want to honor with this award. can I do that! I follow more than 100 blogs! I love them all! Well here one be offended that I didn't nominate them...there are just too many to pick from!!

OK, now I am off to leave comments on all of these ladies blogs to let them know they have been nominated. If you are reading this, check out their wonderful blogs! I sure do! I hop on over whenever I get a chance and get their weekly updates delivered right to my inbox! Gotto love that! Thanks for stopping by everyone! Have a terrific day...cross your fingers for me...I am going to attempt to finish my new online store today....which is supposed to go live tomorrow....GULP!! Horror of all horrors if I don't meet my own self-imposed deadline!!!! Hugz to you all!!


Monday, August 3, 2009



Hello all! Today I am so very pleased to introduce you all to our newest line of 'feminine' digital images. Hot2Trot is the first in our line of "Totally Feminine" images. You will notice that these legs do not belong to a size zero model! These are real woman legs!! because while those size zero's of the world are gorgeous, they just aren't in my reality. My reality is 14+***sigh** Lets face it...real women have curves!! curves have curves!!LOL! Here are some pics of my first card featuring this image and here is a link to one of our Sunshine's Stampers blog, to see her terrific cards featuring this image. STUFFIES STAMPS

Here are a couple of close ups to give you some details of the shoes and the sentiment that was created using my JustRite Stamper.

Finally, here is a shot of the inside. I used the remainder of Melanie's beautiful background on the inside, because I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away. I added a few Prima flowers to finish it off. The inside dp is the same as the outside (sorry can't remember the maker) and I used my new Martha Stewart Zig Zag embossing punch for the paper edges. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

Hot2Trot will be available for sale in our online store as of August 5th {once I get it all figured out! OY!} Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the latest cards created by our wonderful Sunshine's Stampers using the newly released images that will be available for purchase as of August 5th!