Friday, December 31, 2010

Scoops of Love

Pile on another scoop of love, you can't be too sweet (as this little sweetie demonstrates)! Shop

Happy New Year!

Here's a wonderful "Happy New Year" card I found on Kim's blog, using my "Here's To You" image. So everybody, here's to you - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I Glub You!

Valentines Day is just around the corner and this little fella is bubbling over with love for you!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Beautiful Tree Ornament

Some inspiration for you - Lynda Nielsen used a cameo close up of "Tasty Flakes" to create this dazzling snowflake ornament. ¥ou could do something similar with a section of any Phindy winter image!

A clever Christmas scene!

Our clever DT member, Lynda, put together Cosy Cottage, Delivery Man and Tasty Flakes in this gorgeous diorama Winter scene. Very clever!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Off to the Ball!

Take a look at this gorgeous card by Shirley Chillman featuring "Grande Dame". All those tiny beads! She's definitely ready for the Christmas Ball! Such a stunning card. You can see more photos and details on Shirl's blog.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cute idea by Anna

I thought this cocoa holder card with peppermint stick by Anna was an adorable idea - and makes a nice stocking stuffer!

There are so many lovely cards submitted to our challenges and on the PCP group page - I wish I had the time to feature more of them. I am going to try and do it more often (first New Year resolution)!

Phindyville Post Office by Ann

Anne whipped out a really lovely card featuring the new "Phindyville Post Office" - winter version. This image also comes without the "Phindyville" lettering for a more generic image.

Snow Angel by Karen

I thought I would share this beautiful card by Karen using my "Snow Angel" image. She really poured on the talent and love to create a gorgeous card. Check her blog for details and more views!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Poll Winner!

This time we asked the question, "What are your favorite images to work with?" and the answers were very interesting!

Exactly 100 people answered our poll question -
26% - Cute Kids
24% - Cute Animals
11% - Scenes/scenery
10% - Flowers/butterflies/birds
10% - Anything humorous
8% - Anything very simple
7% - Anything challenging/complex
4% - Wacky/zany

Cute animals and kids definitely lead the pack!

The winner of our unreleased "Peace & Cheer" image? No. 8! Tracy, of Manchester, England!
Tracy, please get in touch with me to claim your new digi.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Crafting Poll

Don't forget to participate in our latest crafting poll - "What are your favorite images to work with?"
Make sure you leave your name for a chance to win a new unreleased digi stamp!
(see the original post below)
Poll runs through December 8th

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Phindy's Place CRAFTING POLL!

Time for our 3rd Phindy's Place Crafting Poll!

I am collecting data on how we like to play in the hand made card crafting world - and the more of you who participate, the more we will learn!

This time, I'm asking you which images you prefer to work with. Just check off your answer in the poll to the right (PCP group click here) and leave your name below and you will be in the running to win this beautiful unreleased image titled "Peace and Cheer"!

Poll runs until December 8th.

Monday, November 1, 2010


We partied all last week to celebrate reaching 1000 members. During that week, we grew to 1028 members and the DT held a new challenge event each day. We had some very enthusiastic participants - some who entered every challenge! - and we all had a lot of fun.

Now it's time to announce the winners of our events! Drumroll please ......

Cec's Cardathon challenge and a $25 gift card to Michael's - Peggy Wilson!

Anne's sketch challenge and a box of gorgeous DT Christmas Cards - Anita Autore!

Annika's Treasure Hunt and a watercolor painting by Phindy - Karen Pimblet!

Tammy's non-tradition Christmas challenge and a $10 gift card to Michael's - Shirley Swoope!

Lynda's template challenge and a $10 gift card to Michaels's - Kathleen Curry!

Special surprise prize! If you entered ALL five of our events - please contact me for a free copy of the Mrs. Comfy/Mr. Brown image, "Tango for Two"!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE for participating and joining the party.

Don't forget - we have a special 2 weeks for our regular Phindy's Friday challenge, still time to enter that, and another chance to win!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Deadline to post your answer for the treasure hunt has been extended to

The PCP 1000 member party is well underway - and we are already up to 1025 members!

We have three fab events posted so far for you to participate in:

Check out CEC'S CARDATHON - step by step instructions and photos to make a wonderful easel card. Already lots of lovely cards posted! Join us for a chance to win a $25 gift coupon to Michaels!

ANNE'S SKETCH CHALLENGE - using a lovely sketch by ANNE-MARIJE. This is a very flexible and easy challenge. You could win a box of gorgeous finished Christmas cards created by our very talented DT!

ANNIKA'S TREASURE HUNT - just posted today! Click around Phindy's Place shop and find the clues to a fun new image and a catchy phrase. Put them together and post your name to be in the drawing for the above piece of ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR art by Phindy!

More events coming Wednesday and Thursday - make sure you come by to check them out!

INCREASE YOUR CHANCES TO WIN! You can use any of the cards you create for our celebration events to enter our regular Phindy's Friday Challenge - extended an extra week so you have lots of time to enter!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010


The Phindy's Place DT and I have cooked up a GREAT celebration for you, so please plan on joining us over at PaperCraftPlanet for all these FUN EVENTS!

Starting Friday, October 22nd and running to Monday November 1st!

Each event is hosted by a member of our DT! They will post a new discussion here on our PCP group on the day of the event with all the details, including the prizes we are offering.
One event features a special SUPER PRIZE!

Here is the schedule of events:

FRIDAY, OCT. 22nd: Cec will post the details of the online cardathon she will be hosting on Sunday, October 24th. You can sign up ahead of time so Cec will know how many are participating.

SUNDAY, OCT 24th: Cardathon! 1:30 - 2:30 pm EST. You will have until Friday to post your cards.

MONDAY, OCT 25th: Anne will host a challenge featuring a special sketch by Anne-Marije! You will have until Friday to post your finished cards.

TUESDAY, OCT 26th: Annika is hosting a Phindy's Place Treasure Hunt! This one is going to be great fun! You will have until Friday to post the answer.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 27th: Lynda hosts a template challenge with a Fall/Harvest theme!
You will have until Monday to post your card.

THURSDAY, OCT 28th: Tammy will host a special challenge - make sure you have your Phindy's Christmas images on hand! You will have until Monday to post your card.

FRIDAY, OCT 29th: Join us for our regular Phindy's Friday Challenge! Special prize!

MONDAY, NOV 1st: Cards are due on several events. WINNERS FOR ALL EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Join the Party!

"Join the Party" is right! We are celebrating 1000 members at our Phindy's Place PCP group!
This image is a freebie for members for the next 48 hours! Over the next couple of days, we will be announcing our celebration events. Come join us and have a chance at some great prizes, get to know a wonderful group of crafters and participate in our Phindy's Friday Challenges!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Get going on your Christmas cards with a timely sale of Phindy's Place Christmas images - including the "Christmas Cuties"!
Purchase a nice round dozen for $36.00, then use coupon code PS1210 to get $6.00 off!
Only $2.50 for each fabulous Christmas image! See? You can get your cards out early this year!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Poll Results and Winner!

Once again, we had good participation for our Phindy's Place crafting poll!
118 happy crafters posted their answers and many entered the drawing for the unreleased Christmas Cutie digi. Fiona Lawler is our winner! Congratulations Fiona - contact me to receive your new Cutie stamp!

This time we asked the question "What is your favorite kind of challenge?"

The answer most crafters chose? "Sketches"! 45% of those participating chose this answer!
Next most popular - "Anything Goes" at 24%
Specific Color or Combo - 14%
Holiday or occasion card - 13%
Specific technique - 7%
Particular style of card - 6%
Recipes - 4%
Vintage - 3%
Particular embellies - 2%

I hope you find this information interesting and fun - and check back in the future for our next Phindy's Place crafting poll question and a new opportunity to win an unreleased stamp!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Finally! The darling Winter Cuties are in the shop! To see all 12 of them in finished glory, you need to hop over to the challenge blog and participate in our release party blog hop! You can enter for a chance at winning TWO Cuties of your choice! Plus - an extra prize for one random winner leaving a comment on one of the blogs - but which one?

This week our regular challenge is in support of Operation Write Home! This week you can USE ANY IMAGE to enter our challenge! We want to create as many cards as possible to contribute to this wonderful group, so please join us and create a birthday, holiday, anniversary - ANY occasion card for our brave troops to send to their families!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


These intriguing bits and pieces are little snippets from some of the Christmas Cutie stamps!
You know you are not going to be able to resist them - so make sure you come on by the challenge blog


Be dazzled by the DT! Be eligible to win 2 Cuties of your choice! Be a random winner too!


Friday, September 10, 2010

New Crafting Poll!

Hello happy crafters and welcome to the second Phindy's Place crafting poll! Our first poll was a real success, lots of participation (see post below for the results).

This time we are asking the question, "What is your favorite challenge theme?" Please make your choice from the poll answers to the right (PCP group, poll is here) and lets learn a little more about our crafting community and how we like to work!

This poll will be in place until Tuesday, October 5th, 9:00 pm PST. Leave your link below and be entered in the random drawing for this unreleased, adorable "Winter Cutie"!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Poll is closed - we have a WINNER!

Our poll was a big success, we had 151 crafters participate!
The results of our poll are very interesting. The questions being asked were:

Do you choose your image first and then choose papers and embellies - 32% said Yes
Do you choose your papers and embellies first and then choose your image - 28% said Yes
Do you work either way, depending on the card you are making - 39% chose this answer.

Stay tuned for the new Phindy's Place poll - with an unreleased "Winter Cutie" digi stamp as a prize!

This time around, the winner for the adorable "Punkin Mouse" digi stamp is # 66 - Janine A. Congratulations Janine! Please get in touch with me to receive your free digi stamp!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010



Phindy's Place is pleased to announce a dozen darling "Winter Cuties" coming your way!

****SEPTEMBER 17th****

Come on by the Challenge Blog for our release party!
(more details to be announced)

Monday, August 30, 2010


Those lazy days of summer are coming to an end - time to get ready for school and cooler days ahead. It's the perfect time for a PHINDY'S PLACE END OF SUMMER SALE!
It's my very popular "Buy three - get another FREE" sale!

The great thing about this sale is you don't just have to buy summer images (but think of all the Summer Cuties you can buy) - you can stock up on images for the upcoming holidays too!

Sale starts today, August 30th and goes until September 14th. To get your FREE image you purchase four stamps, then use this discount code: PS914
The discount code will take $3.00 off your purchase - giving you one of your images for FREE!

Have fun shopping!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Don't have a blog?

If you don't have a blog and would like to be added to the list of names for the random draw for the Halloween Cutie "Punkin Mouse", just shoot me an email letting me know and I will manually assign a number to your name and add you to the draw!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Win this Halloween Cutie!

You can win this "Punkin Mouse" Cutie just by participating in my fun little poll on how you prefer to create your cards! Just answer the poll question on left, then leave your link here to be entered in a random draw. Poll lasts for the next 2 weeks. Image will not be released to my shop until the end of the poll. Join in the fun and we will all learn a little about the world of hand made card crafting! (PCP Group - find poll on my blog).

Monday, June 28, 2010

Anne's "Lula Shopping"

Isn't this a terrifically elegant card by Anne? I just love the grey & black color scheme in her coloring of the image and those great papers - and those pops of pink/fuschia color! The image is from my "Sweet & Salty" line - "Lula Shopping".

Thursday, June 17, 2010

NEW - Summer Cuties!

"Summer Cuties" - a new series of images featuring little ones with big bonnets! These cuties are barefoot and playing in the sun. Above is "Something Sweet" - keep your eye out for more summer cuties coming!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Out of Town

Due to a family emergency, I am out of town for a little while.
Thank you for your understanding.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Anne-Marije's card

When I put together my Mother's Day slideshow featuring the "Spring Breeze" image, I overlooked Anne-Marije's wonderful card! Just look at that delicate coloring and those glorious embellie's! She really pulled together an very appealing "retro" feel.

Monday, May 10, 2010

"Sweet and Salty" Images!

Introducing a new line of images - "Sweet and Salty"!
A little more snappy and sassy, a little less "cute" than my other images. They will not be everyone's cup of tea - but there are already fans!
There are only a few in the shop right now, but I have sketches for quite a few more.
The cards above are by two of the Phindy's Place DT - top one is Tammy, the lower one is Annika - gorgeous work!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


In honor of Mother's Day, I thought I would share these gorgeous cards, all of them done by members of our Phindy's Friday DT and all of them of the "Spring Breeze" image.

A mother's work may never be done, but she can always pour herself a glass of wine and say - "To heck with it! I'll do it tomorrow!"

Happy Mother's Day to ALL OF YOU!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Let's see those cards!

The challenge this week is such an easy one - just use your favorite Phindy's Place image (and it can be your favorite for ANY reason)!

We have six winners every challenge, so let's see those beautiful cards. You have until Thursday evening to enter!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ann's "Nana & Earl" card

I just love this card Ann made with the "Nana and Earl" image! Beautiful coloring job and I love how she pieced the image and used that gorgeous textured dp.
It was a story from Ann about how her mother's cat ran away - then came back! - that inspired this image.

Winners of 2nd Challenge!

First place winner of the Top Three was Trish with this beautifully crafted baby card. What a gorgeous job she did! Sue wins a 10% off voucher to Phindy's shop. The second place winner was Sue M and third place, Kerstin.
Thank you for your truly amazing cards ladies, and for playing along in our Phindy's Place challenge!

Louise is the winner of our random draw for the 2nd Phindy's Place challenge. She won an $8.00 voucher to spend at Phindy's shop. Congratulations Louise and thank you for your beautiful entry!
Sue M (again!) and Deonna B, who each receive a 5% off voucher. Thank you so much for participating ladies!

Monday, April 26, 2010

800 Members!

Hooray, we have reached 800 members in our Phindy's Place group over at Paper Craft Planet!
This little charmer is a celebration freebie for my group members. Shop

Friday, April 23, 2010

Award from Anne-marije

Anne-marije, who is the youngest member on my DT, sent me this sweet award yesterday. Thanks so much Anne-marije, I appreciate you thinking of me!

Our Challenge Winner!

The winner of our random draw for the 1st challenge on Phindy's Place challenge blog is Carlie!
Congratulations to Carlie, she wins a $20 voucher to Phindy's store! Make sure you check out Carlie's blog - she is 12 years old, has amazing talent and is already on several DT!

The winner of the Top Three pick is Sue M! Sue wins a 10% off voucher to Phindy's store.

Make sure you stop by the challenge blog to check out all the winners. Our brand new challenge is up and ready to go - use a Phindy image and use ribbon. That's easy!
Take a look at the fantastic cards the DT have put together and join in the fun - 6 winners for every challenge!

Monday, April 19, 2010


This gift certificate can be yours, clever crafters - all you need to do is hop on over to our Challenge Blog and participate in this week's challenge!
The theme is "Anything Goes" - use a Phindy image and do whatever you like with it.
Check out the fabulous DT cards for some ideas. Couldn't be any easier!

Friday, April 16, 2010

First Challenge starts today!

I grabbed one of the DT images from our challenge blog to announce that our first challenge is up and running today- and what could be more appropriate than an image of Mrs. Comfy crafting!
Come on over and feast your eyes on the DT cards, then get busy crafting because this is an easy peasy "Anything Goes" challenge!
The winner of our first challenge receives a $20 gift certificate to Phindy's shop!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blog Followers - Winners!

The winner of the "Something New" image the DT used for our blog hop is Mary Ski!
Two other beautiful "un-released" Phindy images were also awarded to challenge blog followers yesterday - "Rainy Day" to Paper Ink Color and "My Best Friend" to Aunty Sue!
Pop on over to the challenge blog to check out these new stamps. All three stamps will be available in Phindy's shop on Friday!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Winner of Spring Baby Card Challenge

Deonna is the winner of our "Spring Baby Card" challenge!
Deonna's card was chosen by and she wins the prize of one free image from my shop. This challenge is the last one we will hold on our PCP group. Join us on the new Challenge Blog for our start up challenge this Friday, April 16th!

SALE at Phindy's Place!

To add to the celebration this week of our new DT and our new Challenge Blog, there is a SALE at Phindy's shop!
For the next four days, you can use the coupon code CLC-412 and get a 10% discount on any purchases you make!
This offer is open to all Phindy Phans but the sale will end on Thursday, so take advantage now and stock up for all our upcoming fun challenges!


I am so pleased to introduce you to the absolutely dazzling Phindy's Place DT!

Anne Ray (team leader) Anne-Marije Poppen
Sylvia Blum Lynda Nelson
Tammy Maynard Emma Lockley
Jane Wetzel Ann English
Mary Giemza Annika Ryan
Cindy Royal Linda Payne

This is an amazing amount of talent and ability assembled onto one team and you are going to love and be inspired by what they cook up for you!

I want to thank each and every applicant who tried out for the DT. I had 128 applications and it was a very difficult decision narrowing down to just 12 team members because the quality of the applicants was just amazing. Thank you all so much for taking the time to put your applications together, I thoroughly enjoyed taking a look at the creativity in your sample cards and on your wonderful blogs. THANK YOU!

Now I invite you all to pop on over to the Challenge Blog and take part in the fun and prizes the DT have put together for their launch day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Here's a peek at bits and pieces of some of the unreleased Phindy images that are up for grabs on our launch day, April 12th!
Get a free copy of one of these brand new images - not for sale until April 16th.
Fully detailed, fun images - like all the Phindy images you love!

We launch with a Blog Hop!

Our big launch day is Monday, April 12th - and I'm giving you a sneak peek at some of the fun. Please feel free to grab this image and promote our Challenge Blog launch and blog hop on your own blog!
See you on Monday - you are going to want to check out the new DT team and what they have cooked up for you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Two new Phindy images!

Hooray, we are over 100 followers at the Challenge Blog!
This means we have two brand new un-released Phindy images in our opening day drawing. When we hit 150 followers, there will be 3 images to win!
Please help spread the news on your blogs that Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is launching on Monday, April 12th. The new DT will be announced and you are going to want to be there!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Only One Week to Go!

Just one week remaining until Phindy's Place announces the new DT and launches our new Challenge Blog! Sooooo exciting!

To encourage YOU to encourage your friends to sign up at the challenge blog, A NEW UNRELEASED PHINDY DIGI STAMP will be entered into a draw for every 50 followers we have on this site. So far, there is one new stamp in the drawing. When we reach 100 followers, there will be two - and a new one added for every 50 new followers!

HELP SPREAD THE NEWS - announce our Challenge Blog launch and DT announcement on your blog, encourage your followers to sign up and increase everyone's chance of winning!

Winners will be chosen by random and will receive their new digi stamp on launch day, April 12th. The stamps will not be available in the shop until Friday, April 16th.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Challenge Winner!

The winner of our two week "Phindy's Value Added, Multi-tasking Challenge" is Cec! Our hostess, Anne, asked that participants get value from one image by making two projects for two different purposes. Cec was chosen by and I am very happy to showcase her two absolutely wonderful cards. For her prize, Cec can choose any image she likes from my shop!

Happy Easter!

I love this pretty Easter card Cec whipped up using the "Easter Tree" image, so sweet and springlike. Check out more of Cec's lovely work on her blog. Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thank You!

This little "Thank You" spot is a freebie to celebrate 10,000 hits on my blog - Thank you all for stopping by!
Just pull this to your desktop and it's ready for use! This is a 72 dpi spot image best used at actual size, not intended for full size cards but as a spot or "Thank You" note card.
The thank you kitty will remain up through the weekend, so encourage your friends to drop by and sign up as a follower.
Also encourage them to join up at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog - we are getting ready to launch on April 12th!

(Image now removed)

Lynda's sunny new card

Does this say "Spring"or what? Lynda made such a charming, sunny card with the "Just Saying Hi" image.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

2 Weeks Left!

Just two weeks until the DT is announced and our Phindy's Place Challenge Blog opens! Join up now so you don't miss out on one minute of the fun!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Phindy's Place is moving to a new location! I now have a dedicated site for my digi stamp store -
You can now shop at!
No more long waits to get your images - as soon as your payment has cleared Paypal, you will receive an automatic email with a link to download your newly purchased stamps!
The store is very organized into sections and I think you will find it much easier to navigate and shop than the old Etsy shop.
I am keeping the Etsy shop live for now, but I will not be replacing images as they are purchased, so the inventory there will eventually dwindle. I will be posting new images to the new shop ONLY.
I am very excited - take a moment to check it out, and make sure you register as a customer!

IMPORTANT: If you have a link to my etsy shop on your blog, would you please change the link to If you don't have a link, you can pull the image above to add as a blinkie and please use the new address. THANK YOU!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

700 Members on PCP!

We have reached over 700 members in our "Phindy's Place" group over at Paper Craft Planet!
That means a new freebie to celebrate! A new border for our "Phindy's Place Member Cookbook" - can you guess which section this is for?! We still have our Soup border freebie available and our delicious shared soup recipes - so come on over and join the fun!
This image available on my new shop!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Winner of our "Phoolish Phor Phindy" Challenge!

This totally winsome card was created by Lynda for our "Phoolish Phor Phindy" challenge. Ann English hosted the challenge and came up with the great idea to combine two Phindy images and create a whole new "story". Lynda's card was chosen by - but it is such an appropriate card so close to Easter! Congratulations Lynda!

Friday, March 19, 2010

More Beautiful Cards!

Linda did an amazing job combining the two images "I've Got You Covered" and "Easter Bonnet". Really beautiful coloring!

Theresa did such a pretty, delicate job of coloring this "Flower Top Fairy Daffodil" image.
This card by Sylvia using the "Romantic Moment" image is just so gorgeous!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


To celebrate St. Paddy's Day I thought I would post this darling card by Crystal of the little Irish Colleen. It's just too cute!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Two lovely Flower Top Fairy Cards

A very pretty version of the Daffodil Fairy image. Lovely purple and yellow color combo. This card is by Jennifer.

And an elegant Flower Top Fairy Daffodil card by Rhonda. Such a clean and fresh looking Spring card.

Impish Elf by Lynda

Lynda really rocked the little Elf image with this cute card! Check out more of Lynda's work on her blog.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

DT Call is Closed

Thank you all for sending in your applications for a DT position on Phindy's Place. I have been completely overwhelmed with the number of applications, the talent of those who have applied and the great enthusiasm and support all of you have expressed.

It is going to be extremely difficult to narrow my decision down to just 12 people - but I am going to take a careful look at all of your blogs and all of your cards, you deserve my time and attention on this - and I will get back to you by April 12th!

Thank you so much,

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cute Boy Cards!

"Reading to Sissy" image. Card by Shelley

"Big Boots to Fill" image. Card by Ann.
"Connected Boy" image. Card by Lynda.

"Mine and Yours" image. Card by Angel.

It can be a little difficult to find good "boy" images sometimes, so I thought I would showcase a few of mine as finished cards to give you some inspiration!