About Me

Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
Hello everybody! I'm Sheila. Also known on Splitcoaststampers as InkStazOnMe or Inky to my buddies! : ) I am married to the greatest guy in the world and have 2 sons that I adore! I work some....but when I find some free time, I love to create!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


I just got my very first Sweet 'n Sassy stamps and I just love them! So naturally I had to try them out so I decided to play along with the current sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop. I really like how the card turned out. Thanks for looking!

Stamp set: Praise the Lord from Sweet 'n Sassy

Paper: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, SU DP

Accessories: Arch Lattice punch, pearls, flowers

Technique: Watercoloring

Paper and Such AND Viva la Verve

Woo Hoo! Hurricane Irene is gone, cleaning up the fallen tree limbs is done (most of it anyway), and it is time to relax! I made this cute little card for 2 challenges. It is my 2nd submission for the current Paper and Such challenge and it is also my 5th and final card for the August Viva la Verve sketch challenges! Love this cute little bunny! I had a little bit of a hard time with the tag, but I think it ended up looking pretty good!

Stamp set: Chocolate Bunnies from Verve

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Pink baker's twine, flowers, dew drops

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hezzy standing guard...

My checkbook and I have a love/hate relationship. I love to use it....and it hates me. *sigh* However, Hezzy has offered to help me with my problem! She was gracious enough to offer to stand guard over my 'chickbook' until I have learned some self control! : ) figure out how to make a debit card cover......

Come play along with the current challenge at Paper and Such. The challenge this time is to use a farm animal on your card or project. You could win a $10 gift certificate to the store!

Stamp: Hezzy from Paper and Such

Paper: Creative Memories DP, Close to Cocoa

Ink: Close to Cocoa

*Computer generated sentiment

Saturday, August 20, 2011

VLVAug2011 Week 4

Loved this sketch! This is my submission for week 4 of the Viva La Verve challenges. I just bought the border embossers last night and I L-O-V-E them!!! I can see more in my future. : ) Hope you like it, and thanks for looking!

Stamp: Philippians 4:13 from Verve

Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Blush Blossom

Accessories: Celery Pearls, Prove Craft Border Embosser Organic Flourish, MS Doily Lace Punch, Celery Ribbon

Friday, August 19, 2011


Talk to the booty cuz the wings off duty! haha! What a sassy chick! : ) This is my card for FS227 on splitcoaststampers. HERE is the card I chose from stampercamper's gallery. I turned my card in the opposite direction and changed the layers a bit.

Stamp: Molly from Paper and Such

Papers: chocoloate chip, unknown DP

Accessories: brown flowers, yellow dewdrops, MS Arch Lattice Punch, chocolate pearls

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SC342 and SNSSIC01

Another double challenge card! This is what I came up with for Sketch challenge 342 and the current inspiration challenge from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. Turquoise has always been a hard color for me to use. It typically looks 'unfinished' to me no matter what I do to it. However, I think Milton was a huge help! He's just so cute the turquoise doesn't even matter! hehehe! Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Milton with Lilly from Wild Rose Studio

Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and Going Gray

Embossing Folders: Swiss Dots and Pois & Points

Accessories: Flowers and turquoise dew drops

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I'm really enjoying the Featured Stamper challenges on splitcoaststampers. There is just tons of inspiration just waiting for you in the Featured Stamper's gallery! This week the FS was pawallen142. I chose THIS card from her gallery for inspiration. I changed the main image and moved the layers a bit. Plus I moved the ribbon. Thanks for looking!

Stamp set: Poppies from Paper and Such
Paper: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Kraft, Rose Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sheer black ribbon, Black pearls

Friday, August 12, 2011

Double Challenge Card!

My very first double challenge card! woo hoo! This is my second card for the sentiment only challenge over on the Paper and Such Design Blog and it is also my submission for the week 3 sketch challenge for Viva la Verve! This sketch was tough! But I am happy with the end result. Hope you like it! And thanks for looking!

Stamp: TAC All Things of Nature

Papers: Blush Blossom, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, unknown DP

Accessories: Pearls, Kaiser Craft Paper Bloom

Embossing Folders: Script and Swiss Dots by ProvoCraft

CASE study challenge #52

This is my first time playing along with the CASE study challenges. Very fun! I CASEd a card originally made by Becky T E. HERE is a link to her beautiful card! I copied the layout but changed the colors and images. Thank you for the inspiration Becky! Thank you for looking!

Stamp: Bucky from Paper and Such, Canvas BG

Paper: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Chocolate pearls

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Baby Blessings

I love the feeling the soft colors of this card gives. Can't you just imgaine holding that sweet baby girl in your arms? Its almost enough to make me want a baby. ALMOST. : ) This card is for the current challenge over on the Paper and Such Design Blog. The challenge is to use only a sentiment on your card. No stamped images. It was actually harder than I thought it would be, but I finally came up with something. Hope you like it!

Stamp: God's Blessings from SU

Paper: Pretty in Pink, white

Accessories: Pink pearls, the baby carriage is from a roll of ribbon that I bought...I just cut one off and put it on the card.

Embossing Folder: Houndstooth

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Psalm 46:10

With this card I am caught up on the August Viva la Verve challenges! Love the Clean And Simple design of this sketch! Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Psalm 46:10 from Verve

Paper: Real Read, White

Accessories: Black Ribbon

Embossing Folder: Birds and Swirls

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Viva la Verve!

I just love my scripture stamps from Verve! I decided to play along with the Viva la Verve challenges for the month of August. This is my card for the week 1 challenge. I'm pretty pleased with the end result.

Stamp: Jeremiah 29:11 from Verve

Paper: SU Always Artichoke, Vanilla, and SU DP

Ink: Always Artichoke

Accessories: Forever Flowers, Black Rhinestones and Black Ribbon

Monday, August 8, 2011


Loved CASEing this card! This is for Featured Stamper 234 on SCS. HERE is a link to AmylovesNormaJean's original card. I changed the colors, and the images. There were so many great cards to choose from, but this one really caught my eye. Thank you for the inspiration Amy! And thank you for looking!

Stamps: TAC Sprigs

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, SU DP

Ink: Sahara Sand

Sunday, August 7, 2011


I decided to play along with the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS today. Here is the card I came up with! Love this little guy...too cute! Here is a link to the card I chose from daiseyfreak's gallery. I changed the colors, the image and used rhinestones instead of brads. Lots of fun! Thanks for the inspiration Joy!


Cardstock: SU Really Rust, Basic Black, white

Stamp: Foxy from Snag 'em Stamps

Accessories: Black rhinestones

I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots on the white layer.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Welcome to the world Sweet Baby!

My friend Tina had her baby yesterday. A happy and healthy baby boy! And what a cutie pie he is! Most of their family lives in another state so I thought I would make some photo albums/ brag books for her to mail to her family. They are super easy to make and just too cute. The first thing I did was cut the front and back covers from cardstock. (5 x 8) Then I randomly stamped the ducky diaper pins on each one. (Be sure to score the top cover about an inch and a quarter from the left side so that the top can fold open) Next, I got out the clear envelopes and stuck them together. I pulled the strip off of the first one and laid it down sticky side up. Then I laid the next envelope directly on top of it. I continued this until I had the number of envelopes I wanted. The next step was to use two sided tape to stick the envelopes to the back cover of the book. I left about a quarter of an inch or so from the left side of the paper so that once it was put together there would be room to slide the pictures in. Then I used the two sided tape again to adhere the front cover of the book. Next, I used my Crop-o-dile to punch two holes in the left side, in which I used the large white heart eyelets. The eyelets also secure everything know how two sided tape can be! *wink* All that was left to do after that was put some white ribbon through the eyelets and make a small knot! Then decorate it as you please! Easy-peasy! I hope she likes them! And I hope you do too!

A special thank you to Debbie (Farmwife on SCS) for telling me how to make these!