Monday, September 28, 2009


Oh boy do we have a surprise for you!! Robbie has been a busy boy designing and creating and between us we have come up with our "signature" Sunshine's Stamps image!! It's totally versatile and can be used for ALL Seasons and ALL holidays!!

Ooohhh! I bet I have your attention now!

Watch the Sunshine Gal's blogs for surprise cards and projects!!! They will be showing up on 3 of our Sunshine Gal blogs this week! will recognize the image as our new image immediately! We have no other image like it!! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by! Come on back to be among the first to see our new image.

*****PERSONAL NOTE*******

I removed Feedbitz from my blogs. I apologize to those of you who registered. To be honest with you, it was a cost saving measure, to remove the Feedbitz from my account. I have since found another site with e-mail notification that is free for blogs/sites with less than 200 followers. Sign up now and be amongst the first to know our latest news!



Saturday, September 26, 2009


Well, it took some work and it took some great help from my new friend Gina at "Your Special Delivery" but it's all worth it in the end! Our new store is open and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Click on the
Angus Argus card on the right and hop to our new shop! This is our new home and we are pleased as punch! We hope you enjoy shopping there as much as we enjoyed getting it all up and running for you! Gina, my terrific buddy in the UK has helped me sooooo much getting the store up and running. If you are a digital designer and looking for a place to call home with little overhead expense and professional assistance then, Gina is your gal!! Even with the time difference - there is something like 7 hours in the difference between her time and mine - we still managed to work together to get it all sorted out. You couldn't ask for better customer service!
****Click on the picture to hop to Gina' blog to find out all about "Your Special Delivery"****

**********EXCITING NEWS****************

October 17th - 8AM Central Time ..............

Sunshine's Stamps GRAND OPENING

Save the date gals! The Sunshine Gals are planning a mini blog hop, a challenge, MYSTERY BLOG CANDY and there will be freebies and prizes!! Sound's like fun?! Save that date for a good time with the Sunshine Gals and check out our new Autumn and Halloween Images being released during the blog hop!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009



Without further delay here are this weeks images...they will not be available for sale for a day or two...we are changing things up a bit and we are moving our store!!! Just in time for our upcoming GRAND OPENING!! You can go and take a look if you like....there are no prices up yet and no PayPal buttons but you can see our new home!! SUNSHINE'S STAMPS


©Racy Randyne is our first motorcycle but she won't be our last! Robbie had a great time with this one! ©Racy Randyne is actually named after a Reservist who works with Robbie and is also a Flight Attendant for WestJet one of our airlines here in Canada. She did Robbie a favour the last time he traveled and he promised her we would do an image in her honour! Well, let it not be said that we are not true to our word! ©Racy Randyne is going to be a hoot to play with!! Just you wait for the awesome creations our Sunshine Gals come up with using this wonderful image!!!


©Scrunchins in the last of our ©Ocean Dwellers Series to be released this year! He is a cod and if you are from the East Coast of Canada or Newfoundland you would know that to have pan fried cod you have to have it with scrunchins!! I won't tell you what scrunchins are because you will all want them and the entire worlds cholesterol will go through the hemisphere!! LOL!! Let me just tell you they are absolutely yummy!!! We can't wait to see what the Sunshine Gals create using this adorable and oh so sarcastic looking image!! LOL!! Just like so many of our ©Ocean Dwellers there is sure to be a card or two made that will make us laugh out loud! Don't you just love laughing out loud?!!


©Vanity is our newest ©Totally Feminine image! It's so completely feminine that we cannot wait to see what everyone's take is on this one! This one will definitely be a challenge to colour and I wanted to create that when I drew the brushes in a glass container. I hope you like this one and can see what a terrific image it will be to use on those feminine cards.

Well that's it for now gals. Sorry things have been slow recently. I have been so busy trying to get things done I have actually been tripping over myself in the process by times!! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check your favourite blogs, galleries and challenges for cards and paper projects made with Sunshine's Stamps images!!


Sunday, September 20, 2009


Hi All!

Go check out the new posting over at Sunshine's Stamps! We are swelling our chests, throwing back our shoulders and beaming with pride for one of our Sunshine Gals!!

Click here to hop to the other blog to check out the good news!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, September 18, 2009



Today, even though the weather remains stunningly gorgeous here in Winnipeg, I had that feeling that Fall was in the air. Because of that I decided I would make a card without a stamped image that portrayed fall in all it`s splendor! I used the bonus sketch from EAT....SLEEP...STAMP for the basic layout. I think I pulled it off AND I thunk and I thunk to create the PERFECT fall sentiment and this is what I pulled out of my tired ol' noggin...I LOVE IT...what do you think?? Feel free to "borrow" it from me and use at will!!

So, here is what I did...I dug through my scraps to come up with papers that screamed Fall/Autumn to me...these did...sadly I have not one sweet clue who made any of these papers...scraps are so hard to keep track of!!! I used my new Fall Cuttlebug folder on the top layer and used my TONIC corner punch on all of the layers. I dug through my silk flowers and came up with these leaves that I bought with big plans and never used!! Well, they were perfect for this card! I made the tag with Deep Cream Micheal's layering weight card stock and used my cropodile to add the grommet. I abused the tag after I made it something terrible!! I scrunched it up in a ball, straightened it out and scrunched it up again..I then used my Memento Dew Drop in Desert Sand to rub over the surface of the tag lightly to pick up the wrinkles. I tied some fibres to the grommet and finished it off.

So what do you think? Did I succeed in making a card that screams Autumn/Fall without using a stamped image?? Hope you like it! The sentiment say's:

"Autumn leaves whisper "So Long" as they flutter by."

I simply typed it in my Word Processing software on the dark cream card stock. That's it for me right now gals~! I have to go and make supper. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 17, 2009



Hello All:

Here are a large number of our ©Ocean Dwellers Series going to school. Our newest image ©Stuey is headmaster! ***SNORT***I just crack me up sometimes!! LOL!! Come on! Admit it...©Stuey kinda looks like your 7th grade teacher if he had been a fish....right!!! LOL!!

Here are a couple of angle shots to give different perspectives of the images. The chalkboard and sentiment are computer generated.

Hope you are all having a terrific day! I had one of those days that amounted to a hill of nothing....ever have one of those? Had a fight with my would think that at the ripe old age of 45 I would have realized this was a futile effort. ...yet there I was front and centre at the today I had a headache because of the foolishness and I think I ate everything in my house that wasn't nailed down!!!! Arggghhhh!! Why do we do that??!!!

OK! Enough venting. Thanks for listening...reading...listening...hmmmmm...I should go to bed! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like ©Stuey and the gang of ©Ocean Dwellers!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


My dear friend Inky, who is my TAC Connection, has started a terrific challenge for those of us who have a stash of TAC (THE ANGEL COMPANY) stamps. This is her second challenge week - I missed the first one, DANG IT!! So here is my entry for the second challenge...there is still tons of time for you to enter the challenge. Hop on over to Inky's Delight and play along.

OK - How absolutely adorable is this little guy! This is one of my latest stamp sets from TAC - It's called So Squirrely and is just the cutest set. I just love this little guys attitude...truth be known...he kinda reminds me of my DH! LOL!! I had some fun with the background too using my flying leaves stamps also from TAC...not sure the sets they belong to as I got them in a TAC Stamp Bag...they offer them once in a while and let me tell you its a terrific way to build your TAC Collection and get an awesome selection of TAC Stamps!! I used my Memento Dew Drops to swirl up the background in Autumn colours. I think the flying leaves add just the right touch to the background, what do you think?

Here are a couple of angle shots to focus on the layers and details on the card. I am very pleased with the details. I paper pieced the acorns in the corners and popped them up on foam and the buttons in the corner are following the sketch Inky has challenged us with this week. I added a little bling to the buttons though to pick up the green in the dp.

The inside of the card is finished with the two pieces of dp I had left from the front of the card! read that right...I used 6X6 sheets and the remaining dp just finished the inside perfectly! The sentiment inside is a foam stamp that I used my Memento Dew Drops to ink the stamp randomly to give the Autumn feel to the sentiment. Not original, I know but quite effective.

I used another stamp from the So Squirrley stamp set on the inside too. I left this one uncoloured because I like the effect. Well, that's it for now all. I hope you like this one...I have another card featuring the ©Ocean Dwellers ready to post tomorrow and then onto other challenges and cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Yup! You read that right! I finally managed to squeeze some time in to sketch! To see all three of our newest images hop on over to Sunshine's Stamps to see the third image being released tonight...right now I am going to strain my rubber shoulder as I pat myself on the back!! LOL!!!

Several of our wonderful Sunshine Gals love FOOTBALL - and this week was a huge week for Winnipeg's football team. So...with all that football mojo flying around I decided to try my hand at a couple of football themed images...tell me what you think...really...I would love to hear your opinion...good, bad or will help me to know if I am going down the right path here.


These guys are the first in our new ©Sports Stuff Series! I am pretty tickled with about you?! Be sure to check out your favourite blogs, galleries and challenges this week for cards and paper projects created by our amazing Sunshine Gals. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 14, 2009



Here is my ©Flushie card for today...Today ©Flushie is going to that man in your know the one...the one who is perfect in just about every way...but one...he leaves the seat up!!! AGRHHH!!!! ©Flushie is "gently" passing on the message...PUT THE DARN SEAT DOWN!!! LOL!! I used this weeks Stamp TV Colour Challenge and the sketch is from Crazy 4 Challenges C4C1...I am too late to submit it for their challenge but it was a great sketch to work with. If you haven't checked them out yet pop on over and do so! Their new sketch challenge is up.

The inside sentiment completes the reason for the card. I used the same dp and used the corner punch with the chocolate brown cs underneath to show through. The sentiment was computer generated using my word processing utility and WordArt. Hope this card made you smile! I will post another ©Flushie card on Wednesday...have you thought of any sentiments that would be appropriate for ©Flushie?

Here is today's card recipe:

©Flushie Digital Stamp - Sunshine's Stamps
Chocolate Brown Card Stock
Michaels Yellow and Cream layering weight card stock
Fiscars - round circle punch
Tonic Corner Punch
K & Co Basics Designer Paper
Michael's Screw Brads
Diamond Glaze

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

©Cledus - If You Can Read This....

Well the weekend is winding down...we had a busy one. I am planning to make pickles this week so we were out trying to get the best deals on cucumbers, cauliflower, peppers and onions.

This is the first time I have made pickles in the city of Winnipeg. There are a lot of farmers markets but let me tell you there are really no deals to be had on produce! I don't begrudge the farmers, I really don't but honestly...I know how much it costs in time and seed to grow a kazillion cucumbers and sure as heck does not work out to $2 a pound or MORE!!!

I guess I will be planting my own next summer. This is ridiculous. By the time I calculate out my supplies my home made pickles will cost as much or MORE than the ones I could buy in the store! Jeesh! Mine will taste way better though!

If anyone has tried and true recipes for Mustard Pickles, Crunchy Dill Pickles, Hot Dog Relish, Zucchini Relish and Green Tomato Chow - please send them to me at:

Here is one of the cards I squeaked out this weekend. This is ©Cledus...isn't he just the cutest? I coloured him with my Prisma Colour Markers and did the background with my Sky Blue Memento Ink Drop. As you can see ©Cledus has been around the block a time or two...he is sporting a few rust spots and as you can see there is a parking violation ticket sticking out from behind him...he has lots of those to pass out!! His sentiment is computer generated and is from a memory of a bumper sticker I saw on a Range Rover years ago!

Here's the recipe for this one:

©Cledus - Sunshine's Stamps Digital Stamp
Making Memories Scrapbook Pad "Sydney"
Coredinations Green CS
Dollar Store Ribbon
Michael's Screw Brads

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 12, 2009



Hello again! This is my third post today! Busy lady!! LOL!! I have been asked over and over what kind of sentiments to use with ©Flushie! I am going to do a series of cards featuring ©Flushie and possible sentiments...todays is:

The inside sentiments could be anything that could be worse...but I have used: could have my job!

I will be posting another card on Monday with another ©Flushie card with another sentiment suggestion...what would you use as a sentiment for ©Flushie?

Leave a comment and let me know!
We will be giving away 3 free ©Flushie images on September 30th!

Thanks for stopping by!




Here is the card I made for this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #18...this was a tough one! Oh boy did I battle with this sketch!! I think I finally won but oh it was a tug of war the whole way! Thanks to Priscilla and her crew for always giving us a true challenge with their sketches! There is still time to play so hop on over and check it out. Just click on the sketch image to hop to Priscilla's Blog!

Here is my card! I used our newest little guy from our ©Ocean Dwellers Series - ©Stuey!! I used some fibres as my lacing and some abalone shell buttons that I picked up ages and ever so long ago at the Dollar Store. I also used by Jelly Roll glitter pen on ©Stuey. Hope you was a struggle to get to this point! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by!



I made this card yesterday for the anniversary of 9/11...always an emotional day of thinking back and looking forward. I try to always look to future and hope I see a brighter future ahead. Sadly for many Canadian and American families the future is all to murky. To all soldiers serving and at home...THANK YOU...for your service to country, your fortitude and your guts! My hat is off to you. God Bless you one and all.

I used ©HerkyBird in camo to fly over an image I created on the computer of my country as a flag and the American Flag at half mast. I paper pierced a star and a maple leaf in the background and added a line from our Canadian National Anthem as the seemed just so appropriate. The Support the Troops ribbons are from the interweb. Onward and upward we go...time to soldier on!


Thursday, September 10, 2009


Hello All!

Here are the cards I promised last week. They have been sitting very politely on my desk waiting for their moment in front of the camera! I FINALLY took their photo's today. The challenges these were to be entered in are of course long over. The sketches remain terrific though and I will be using them over and over.


I quickly whipped up the Save The Date chart on my 'puter using my word processing utility. I used ©Clammy Pete on this one - Clam Bake - is the event of the day and ©Clammy Pete is wondering if this is an invitation or if he is a menu item!! What do you think?!!! LOL


©HerkyBird is reading the riot act to his passengers! I guess fair warning is warning enough huh??!! What do you all think of what I did with the ribbon on this one? I love the crinkled ribbon look of the "stapled ribbon technique" but can't honestly say I like the look of the staples themselves. So I did the crinkled ribbon and used random glue dots to hold it in place. I am pretty pleased with the end result...what are your opinions? The sentiment is computer generated and made me giggle because when we were on our last flight "together" (hubby travels far more than I do) the flight attendant advised all smokers that they were welcome to smoke on either wing during the flight!! ***Snicker***


©Tipsy McStagger has been morphed into soda mugs full of Cream Soda and Grape Soda! What do you think>! I think they look yummy! I used last weeks MMSC for the layout of this one. I really like this sketch and can see myself using it again & again. What do you think of ©Tipsy's alter ego ©Topsy McStagger??!! She is sporting some long eye lashes rosy red lips! The bottle caps were computer generated. Hope you like this one, I am very pleased with it!


©HerkyBird once again, this time with last weeks MOJO Monday layout (I believe). I used a quote from the classic movie "Airplane" for the sentiment. The yellow airplane is actually a button I picked up at the local Walmart. Hope you like this one.

Thank for stopping by everyone. I apologize again for being a bad blogger. I think I am getting back on track. I am heading to my card room with lots of idea's and sketches. Lets see what I can create today!

Sunshine with only slight overcast!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sorry for being away so long!

Hi all! Sorry for not posting here on my blog in the last week or so. I was getting my boys ready for school and to fly back to their dads for the school year. It's a tough process I go through every Fall but this year it just seemed so much harder. I have lost my mojo...I think it flew to PEI with my boys. I will get it's just taking a little longer than expected.

I have posted this weeks new images over at Sunshine's Stamps - hop on over to take a look or hop to our Etsy Store. They are just terrific. I can't wait to see what our amazing Sunshine Gals come up with this week! Be sure to check out your favourite blogs, galleries and challenges starting this coming Sunday for the Sunshine Gals incredible creations!

Thanks for stopping by! I promise to get to it and get at and get it done and get it photographed to get it posted really soon! Hugz to one and all!!

Sunshine but slightly overcast ;)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Lookie! Lookie! A new challenge blog on the blog block!!


Head on over and check it out. Become a follower and enter for a chance at some pretty awesome blog candy!




Hello All! I have no idea how it happens but Tuesday's fly by with such alarming speed I never seem to get the new images released to The Sunshine Gals out to you all while the calendar still reads Tuesday!! What's up with that??!!!

We a terrific meeting last night with The Sunshine Gals discussing our Etsy Store's Grand Opening and we came up with lots of fun idea's for you all to participate in! We are still interested to hear what you want leave us a comment here with what you would like to see at our Grand Opening!

Here are this weeks new images! Click on the images to hop to our Sunshine's Stamps blog for more information on our newest images OR click on the image name to hop to our Shop! Don't forget to check your favourite blogs, galleries and challenges starting this weekend for the amazing creations of The Sunshine Gals!



Thanks for stopping by everyone! I will be posting some new cards later today! ***Don't forget to leave your suggestions of things you would like to see at our Grand Opening - remember your suggestions will make the event fun and more enjoyable for everyone!***