Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gift for Steven

I made this name frame for my nephew Steven. Now, this is no easy task. He's 15 and a sullen rocker type. If you know that type you know they're very hard to please. I'm happy to say he actually smiled, a lot. I hadn't seen that in years!
The paper is Bo Bunny and the stickers are Bo Bunny and Creative Imaginations by Marah Johnson. The letters were done with my buddy Trudy's Cricut. Thanks for looking, and don't forget to subscribe or follow. Both options are on the right now.
Have a great day!

Can You Stand Another Christmas Entry?

I can only now post this ornament because I had to wait for the recipient to receive it. Now that we've done that I can post it here! I bought these acrylic squares a few years back with big plans. They sat and sat until I was inspired, finally.
I pulled out an oldie, SU's Merry Minis. I stamped the ornament 3 times, colored them in with Prismacolor pencils, colored the centers and the tops of the ornaments with the silver pencil. The centers were covered with either the Stardust clear glitter pen or stickles. Sorry, I can't remember which. The colored parts of the ornaments were covered with Crystal Effects for some shine and dimension. I stamped the leaves around the edge and colored them in too. Since these ornaments reminded me of the ones my Grandma used to have I wanted a vintage lookk so I sponged some green around the edges so it didn't look too new. The hangers on the image were hand drawn. After everything was dry I layered another piece of acrylic over it and glued some more leaves around the edges for more dimension. After that was all dry I layered the last piece of acrylic on top. I applied some double sided tape all around to hold it together and to stick the ribbon to. These acrylic pieces had a pre-drilled hole in the corner so it was a piece of cake to add the silver cord for hanging. I added the bow with a glue dot.
Thanks for looking at one more Christmas item. Hope your Christmas was a great one!
Edited to add: I just added Follower to the blog so you can follow if you don't want to subscribe. I know you don't want to miss anything!

Cards 4 Kids

I heard about this drive by Pat Adam (The Rubber Maid) to get Valentines into the hands of the patients at Children's Hospital of Michigan and I thought it was a great cause. Maybe I can make some for the hospital here in Grand Rapids too. Here's the link for the information! Her e-mail address is in the post if you're interested in helping. I know I'm tired of Christmas cards and this is perfect for getting me stamping again! I believe some people are offering blog candy too. That's just an extra perk. The real gift is in giving. I know that sounds real sappy for anyone who knows me. I'm so NOT sappy, but it's true. So if you get the urge, make some extra valentines you might want to get involved!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wassail Away!

I love this paper! It's so homey and warm! This holly and berry paper is my fav. Pretty! I like the layout on this card so much that I kind of used it again. I left off the snowflake because I love this paper so much. I used my Stardust Gel Pen to go around the edge of the Spellbinders Labels Two die cut and on every group of holly berries on the paper. You can see that in the second pic. I love that pen and the shimmer it makes! Sorry about the blurriness of the first photo. My Picasa 3 program is being wierd tonight and every time I fix it and save it, it reverts back to blurry. Argh!!!! It's too late and I'm too tired to worry about it tonight. I was at my friend, Trudy's, when I made this card and didn't have any ribbon, so I cut a piece of paper from another sheet from the Wassail pack and put that down instead of ribbon. The brads are Basic Grey Wassail too. Love it!
Thanks for looking! Make it a great day!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Name Frame for Kayla

I made this for my sister to give to her husband's granddaughter for Christmas. I was pretty darned happy with it.
I used the Cricut to cut the letters out of Basic Grey's Two Scoops paper. I love the colors in Two Scoops! The flowers and the trim are the die cuts that are included in the pack. Love it! Hope you do too!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Sparkly Snowflakes!

A while back Anna Wight made some patterned paper and shared it with us here! It didn't print the way she intended, but I liked it so I went with it! I used her Snowman for Peace set for my card. I just love her snowman! His hat and scarf were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with baby oil. They were stamped separately and mounted them on the snowman. I used my Nestabilities too. I glittered up my SU felt snowflake with Diamond Dust and topped it off with a pretty blue rhinestone.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A Proud Moment (and a peek at my crazy creative process)

I think I am most proud of this card than any other I have ever done. Sometimes I don't go far enough. Other times I go too far. This time I think I got it just right! Here is a look at how I design cards, scrapbook pages, etc. Some people know exactly what they're going to do before they start. I haven't a clue
I am not very good at mixing patterned paper. I was determined to do it this time! I grabbed my Basic Grey Figgy paper and started flipping through. I saw the snowflake paper first and flipped to the next page and Bam! I got it!
I already had the snowflake cut out and embossed with the Cuttlebug. It was already glittered up too. I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I was inspired by Anna Wight's snowflakes lately. She's phenominal! I have these felt snowflakes from SU that I need to use, so I layered them and topped with a Swarovski Aurora Borealis rhinestone (I found a whole bag leftover from my daughter's competitive figure skating days!). Shazaam!
I knew I wanted to use my NEW Labels 2 Nesties for the sentiment. I remembered the Unity Christmas sentiment that I got a little while ago! It had brackets on either end that I love, but wouldn't work for a more square die cut, so I masked the brackets off and stamped just the sentiment. Loved it! I sponged the die cut lightly with SU Basic Brown before removing it from the die. (I was squealing just finally feeling good enough to finally play with them!) I thought it needed something so I edged it with my Stardust pen. YAY! I popped it up on two layers of dimensionals to clear the ruffled ribbon (retired SU).
Ok, it was almost there, but it was still missing something. It looked unbalanced, plus it only had two elements on it. It needed something in the lower left. I had these Swarovski crystals. Oh, here's a little scrap of the DP that I trimmed off. I'll see if the crystals will actually stick to paper with the Crystal Effects. Let it dry. It sticks! Yay! I was originally going to stick the crystals to the polka dot paper, but it looks cute on this little strip. Hey, I think I'll just put them on this strip and put the strip on the card. Yay me! I guess you can't see in the picture (I got crop happy), but the strip goes all the way to the right edge of the card.
I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it! Have a Great Day!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm Back!

I'm finally feeling better! It was nasty, and it was long, but it's over! I feel human again.
I whipped this up the other day for a Christmas gift for my mom and dad. I'm making a lot of gifts this year. I used Basic Grey paper (Boxer) of course. The reddish is from BG also but Stella Ruby I think. I cut out the letters using my friend's Cricut. I used some of my old Hodgepodge Hardware for embellishments. The navy grosgrain is SU, and the twill I think is from some gift I received. Love to recycle! It's pretty simple, but it's right for them.
Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sorry! Too sick to blog :(

Sorry I haven't been updating, or stamping, or scrapping, or anything else this week. I've been pretty much in bed, down for the count, all week. It started sitting in class Monday night. I felt like something wasn't quite right. Within an hour after getting home I was in bed with blankets piled on me, shaking like I was sitting in a snowbank. This went on pretty much all night. I don't know when the ibufrofen finally kicked in. From that point on I could not breathe through my nose, at all, all week. Whenever the ibuprofen wears off, and I have forgotten to take more, I end up back in bed with the blankets piled on me, shaking. Add in a little dizziness, nausea, achiness, and I think you have the flu. Yuck! My baby girl has been great at taking care of me and making sure she has somewhere for Brayden to go when she's working (usually I take care of him). She's done so much more for me than my DH I hate to say, but that's another story.
I will be back with some great creations as soon as I can!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stuff for Brayden

I made these things for my Grand son, Brayden. He's only 11 months old, but he'll know someday. When he gets a little older he can put things in the box that little boys like to collect, hopefully nothing living. The letter B is for his wall.
I used Daisy D's paper on both items. I love it! I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper, then a coat over the top to keep it nice.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Unity Birdy

I love this little bird. I had some thank you cards to make for some very generous people and I chose this bird for the main image. This was included in the box of 100 stamps that I received awhile back from Angela at Unity. The "thanks" and the flowers in the second card were too. I also used the Sassafras Sunshine Lollipops paper and crystal stickers over the flowers that I received in the mail this week from Broni (Go to her blog now and drool all over your keyboard. She is phenominal!). Yes, I won more blog candy. I'm quitting entering for awhile, as much as it kills me. (I don't want anyone to think I'm greedy.)
The card base is textured SU Baja Breeze. I mounted both on SU Pumpkin Pie. On the first card I used the ticket corner punch, then added orangy rhinestones on the corners. On the second card I took the guard off of the same punch and made the little reverse scallop edge. On both cards I stamped the images with Black StazOn and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.
The second card is actually for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I turned it on it's side, but it's there. Try a challenge or two. Thanks for looking!

Melanie's Challenge

I needed to stamp today. Not like I felt like it. I mean I NEEDED to stamp. Brayden is gone for the weekend. No hockey games. No work today. ME TIME! It's about time. I know I was gone all last weekend, but it's different when you're at home having me time.
Melanie M has the Mixology 101 challenge and I had to play! I don't do nearly enough challenges! You are to use stamps from 3 or more sets from Gina K if possible. That was easy! The tees and little tiny stars are from Melanie's "Little Tees," Best Friends is from Rupa's "Whatever Floats Your Boat," and the star after Best is from Melanie's "Just So Sporty."
The tees are stamped on paper from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 pad. I took Mel's idea (click on the challenge above to see her card) and used my one and only Copic to go around the edges of the tees. It was fun to use it! The outside tees are popped up on dimensionals. The background paper is also from the BG pad. The ribbon is from Michaels. It's all on a white card base. I may go back and add a little sparkle to the stars ;) .
I have more cards to add in a little bit. Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great Weekend of Scrappin'!

I haven't posted because I was away for the weekend scrapping. I got a lot done, mostly of this little guy. This is my Grandson, Brayden, on his first Halloween. I love this picture! My friend Trudy took it at her house. He is the light of my life! He and his mom live with us, so I get plenty of baby love. He's 11 months old now. Where did the time go? I did make an awesome card this weekend for a friend's birthday. My batteries in my camera died, so I didn't get a picture yet, but I will.
I hope you all had a great weekend too!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Unity Tree

I finally got to ink up my Dream Tree stamp from Unity! I love it. It's so pretty and swirly just beggin' for bling! This saying was included in my box of stamps that I won! I loved this stamp and never expected it to be in the box. So happy it was!
The tree and saying are stamped in Close to Cocoa. I sponged the tree with So Saffron, then sponged around it with More Mustard. The card base is Close to Cocoa. It needed something so I dug out this K & Co. Brenda Walton DP pad. The colors were too light for this card so I sponged the DP with More Mustard. It looked great, but then the main image blended in with the DP. I took my Close to Cocoa marker and drew a border around the main image to make it stand out. Perfect! The bling was the topper. They're also K & Co. Brenda Walton. The saying is popped up on Dimensionals.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A New Planet

PaperCraft Planet! Melanie Muenchinger had a post about this new site and I had to check it out. It looks promising! Melanie has a drawing for joining too, so click on her name above to check it out!
If you join, request me as a friend. Who needs myspace? Us crafters have our own planet!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Unity Cards!!!

Here are the details for the cards that I promised. They use the newest stamps from Unity. I got the bundle. I also used some of the free stamps that I won last week! How exciting! Thanks again Angela! The snowflakes on the background were in my box. I also used Kiwi Kiss and Confetti Cream CS on both of them.
On the first one I used Baja Breeze CS also. I stamped the snowflakes in vanilla craft ink. I added some buttons and checked off the boxes with a marker.
On the second one I used Close to Cocoa CS and Basic Grey Boxer DP along with the Kiwi Kiss and Confetti Cream. The card base was also stamped with the canvas BG stamp from SU in Versamark to get just a faint image. I paper pierced around the image, then distressed the edges using my scissors, sponged on some creamy caramel ink, and curled the corners. A button and some linen thread and I called it good.

I hope you like these cards. I really enjoyed making them!

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Little Extra Something!

I added a little something to a previous card that I did. After shopping at my friendly LSS I added flock to the center of my daisies! When I first saw flock I thought of the center of flowers because they're so velvety. It adds a lot and you can still see the stamped image underneath it. It's so soft!
Crushed velvet flock is made by Doodlebug Designs in BonBon.
Hope you like the changes!

Halloween Card (before it's over)

Here is another Halloween card before Halloween is over. I used the Spellbound set from Making Memories. The base is stamped with BOO and the pumpkin border across the bottom. The image was stamped, then cut out by hand very carefully. The orange layer behind it was trimmed by hand also. The bat is adhered to the card on the body only, with the wings curved for some dimension. The 3-D bat was stamped on black cs and covered with black Stickles. The other bat is also covered with stickles. I picked up the ribbon at Michaels last week. Great ribbon with a little purple in it.
Thanks for looking!
Stamps - Spellbound by Making Memories
Paper - White, SU Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango textured
Ink - Black StazOn
Accessories - Ribbon from Michaels, Dimensionals, Stickles

Saturday, October 25, 2008

OMG! I won 100 Unity Stamps!!!

I'm not bragging. Really I'm not. I am just SO excited! Angela had a drawing for 100 stamps on Hip Hop Thursday. Your name got put into the drawing with an order. I LOVE their stamps, so I finally put an order in. I didn't even know that I won until today, Saturday. I couldn't wait to get the stamps I ordered, but now I'm more excited than ever! You have to check out the Unity blog if you haven't yet. Their designs are awesome. They have a Kit Club that I am pondering. And although I never met Angela, she seems like a real sweetie with a great heart, and generous to boot. And what an attractive family!
Check them out if you haven't yet! And THANK YOU Angela!
Edited to add: Expect me to share the wealth and have some Blog Candy after I receive my stamps! I'm so excited to be able to share!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

papercrafts*byrach: My Whiff of Joy candy give away!!!

papercrafts*byrach: My Whiff of Joy candy give away!!!
If you haven't seen these stamps you have to go see. I don't have any yet, but I WILL! I guess the boys need new winter coats first. Darn! Go try to win some candy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I won blog candy!

Can you believe it? I actually won something. I know I used to win stuff, but not for a VERY long time. I won a 6 x 6 BASIC GREY paper pad. I couldn't decide which I wanted, so I asked Tammy to pick between Eva and Ambrosia. I have the rest of them and I couldn't decide. I won here, at Stamp Happy. She has an awesome blog with lots of great ideas. You have to go visit! She's on my blogroll of 'places I like to visit' on the right too.
Thanks for letting me be excited!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall flowers for Daisy

Here are some flowers for the fall. The stamp is from Gina K Designs "Flowers for Daisy" by Asela Hopkins. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. I combined it with some K and Company paper by Brenda Walton. Great find at a dollar type store; $3.00 for a 8.5 x 8.5 pad! I added some buttons and the greeting from SU. The image is popped up on dimensionals, of course.
Thanks for looking.

Anna Wight Whipper Snapper Stamps Rock!

These stamps Rock! Anna Wight is a true talent! You have to go see her blog and her stamps on Whipper Snapper!

It took me FOREVER to actually finish this card. I tweeked and tweeked until it was just right. I was SO happy with it, but I don't think you can go wrong with these images.
The front panel is cut off at the bottom to show the strip of paper that I attached on the inside along the bottom. It's from the Basic Grey Figgy 6x6 pack. It's not glimmery like in the picture, but I made it glimmery! I used the Gelly Roll clear star pen over each and every design. I also put it on a few lines in the pattern paper along the top of the card, on the band on the top hat, and on the buttons. Love it! This pen is awesome! Everyone should have it. It adds the glitter, but it's subtle and pretty classy looking. I also added stickles to the top of the sign, top of the hat, and along the bottom for the snow. I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. The sign, snowman, bird, and top hat were all stamped on white cs, then colored and cut out. The sign , bird, and top hat were popped up with dimensionals. I also put Crystal Effects on the top hat.

I love this card and I hope you all enjoy looking at it.


Stamps - Snowman for Peace, Whipper Snapper Designs

Paper - SU Baja Breeze textured CS (coordinates great with BG Figgy Paper), Basic Grey Figgy, White

Ink - Black StazOn

Accessories - Crystal Effects, Crystal Stickles, Gelly Roll Clear Star Glitter Pen, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Card for Cathy

I made this card for my sister Cathy's birthday. I love the Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper I got last week. I couldn't wait to get it and tear into it. I took the bird in the paper and tried to get the same feel with the bird stamp that I had. Sorry, I don't know who made it. No, the bird doesn't have pink eye. The birds in the paper have their eyes closed and they have pink lids. I think it looks like she has her eyes closed ;) . I stamped part of the bird on the yellow paper in the pack and cut out and adhered the beak. I did the same for the flower on the pink in the paper pack. The corners are from Basic Grey. They're self adhesive, so I put the paper on the sticky side. Much easier.
Thanks for looking, and remember you can subscribe to my blog by entering your e-mail address in the subscription box on the right!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Recipe for Me!

The Recipe For Toni
3 parts Grace
2 parts Love
1 part Impishness

Splash of Intellect

Finish off with a little umbrella and straw

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Note Pad Holder

There is a group of stamping friends that get together to celebrate birthdays, which entails going to dinner and stamping. It's a blast! This weekend we got together for just a movie and dinner. We have so much fun. Someone started a new tradition. One of the group will spring a new individual stamp and a piece of designer paper on everyone. We all get the same stamp and the same paper. Our challenge is to create 7 cards, one for ourselves and one for each lady of the group. This time it was a Christmas theme. We received this gingerbread man and the Basic Grey Gingerbread/Orange Peel DP from the Fruitcake Collection. Instead of a card I decided to use some notepads that have been sitting here begging to be used. I made this notepad holder for notes for Christmas. I used Basic Grey Magnets to hold it closed. The CS is Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, and Wild Wasabi. I stamped the image on Watercolor Paper with Black StazOn. I colored the image using Prismacolor Pencils, blending with baby oil. I used black Stickles on the buttons and eyes. I used Crystal Effects for the red trim. I tinted it with red reinker. Don't do that : ( . It isn't shiny at all. I put plain Crystal Effects over the unshiny red. That fixed it. The greeting came with the gingerbread man.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Inki Halloween

I love Inkadinkado Stamps. I had to ink this one up after it sat for a week or so.

I sponged black around the edge of the card. I used SU Pumpkin Pie CS. I stamped the row of spiders across the bottom. The other cardstock I used is SU Elegant Eggplant and black. I stamped the web in SU craft white, then embossed in Irridescent Ice EP. I love it that the white made it show up and it has that sparkle. The flowers are from the Prima Bucket of Blooms. The flowers are all white and I stamped spiders on 2 of them. I rubbed my black, pumpkin pie, and elegant eggplant pads across the flowers. One flower has a black brad for the center, another one an orange rhinestone. The bigger flower has a big brad that was a dull silver. That would not do. Using my tweezers, I dabbed the head of the brad on a Versamark pad, then dipped it in black EP. After heating it I quickly dunked it in the black again. After heating it a second time I quickly dipped it in Irridescent Ice EP. That gave it a cool effect, perfect for Halloween! I did kind of the same thing for the spider on the web. I really struggled with that spider. I didn't want to put it on the CS like I did, but I had to do something to make it show up. I stamped the spider in versamark, then poured on the black EP. After heating it I quickly dumped some Irridescent Ice on it so I could get the same effect as with the brad. I used the ticket punch on the corners and added some orange rhinestones. I really like this card!
Have a graet day!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Challenge Card!

Here is the latest challenge card for Jacksonbelle's contest. It's so simple but I love it.
I took the quartet and eliminated the other two birds! I didn't harm them, just set them free! I wanted a different look. I used SU CS and Basic Grey Cupcake paper. The cute little flower is from Prima's Bucket of Blooms. They're all white and I colored it with a SU marker. The center is a SU button. The ribbon is from Michaels. The birds are colored with Prismacolors and blended with the colorless blender pencil.
This card is also going to be used for Cammie's Heart to Heart blog candy! I'll be sending it to the home where her mother stayed.

Cool Birds - Embellished challenge

Here is my challenge card for the Jacksonbelle Challenge for last week!
I decided to do something a little different this time since I only have this Inkie stamp and a corner one :{ . I'll be taking care of that soon! I've seen so many more that I want thanks to the awesome cards that other participants have made.
Anyway, I decided that these birdies disn't go anywhere in the winter and were stuck here in the frigid weather of Michigan. Soooo, I stamped them in SU white craft ink and embossed them with irridescent ice embossing powder. I also embossed the diamond shaped brads with the iiep. I really wish I had my camera so you could see the sparkle. I hate scanning cards! Anyway, the CS I picked up at my local staping store. It has the white flecks in it already, perfect for Christmas cards. I can't quite go there yet, so this is a winter Thinking of You card. The DP is retired SU. I layered a light blue narrow ribbon that I got at Michaels over the white ribbon from SU. The Thinking of You is SU.
Thanks for looking, and remember, you can subscribe in the little box on the right!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Halloween Card

I found this awesome stamp set at my local scrapbook store. It's Spellbound by Making Memories. Such cool images! I love the argyle bats and the polkadot witch!
I sponged the background with SU Eggplant Envy, then with SU Basic Black around the edges. I always knew it was more of a purple but you don't know how much until you sponge with it. It is PURPLE! Luckily it worked really well with this. The witch, the bat, and the greeting are stamped in eggplant envy. The moon is sponged in SU Summer Sun and More Mustard. I then sponged clouds with SU Craft White. I love the effect it gives IRL (in real life). The image is mounted on a black mat. The bat is covered in Black Diamond Stickles (Love Stickles) and is popped up on dimensionals. The Greeting is also popped up. The ribbon has white polkadots and it was too much of a contrast so I sponged Eggplant Envy on it so it goes great now! Love it! I'll be making many more cards with this set. I love it! I know I say that a lot, but I just do!
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Major Blog Candy

A very special lady has some very special blog candy today HERE. It's not just any ordinary blog candy. It's huge, and it's for a great cause. Carolyn King is an amazing person. All of her proceeds from her latest release, Whimsical Autumn, at Gina K's store are going to the Alzheimer's Association. Her Grandmother died from this disease and she wanted to honor her. She decided to have this blog candy and asked some companies and friends for donations. WOW! It brought tears to my eyes when I saw how many people got on board with some major donations. You have to look. The blog candy ended up to be worth over $1000! Unbelievable.
My grandfather died of Alzheimer's disease and I know how hard it is for the families to watch their loved one slip away. Today is World Alzheimer's Day. Thank a caregiver.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

One More Thank You!

Here is the last of the thank you cards that I made for my friends.

I love this set, Little Tees, as you know if you've read past posts. I love bling too! You can't have too much bling. Ok, maybe you can, but not on this card. I wasn't really crazy about the "Smile" tag, but it was there so it stayed. The flowers are from the set. I hope you like it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Embellished Challenge

Ok, so I had to scan this card. You know that the color will never be the same (heavy sigh). But here it is.

This is for the Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge. The striped paper is supposed to be in 3 panels, and it is. It's hard to see with all of the stripes. The DP I used is Basic Grey Stella Ruby. The larger oval is from some old SU DP. The vanilla oval is from CTMH. The ovals were cut with the CM cutting system. I distressed the edges, then faux stitched. The vanilla oval is popped up on dimensionals. The green and red CS are from SU. The image was stamped with Versamark then heat embossed with dark brown embossing powder from SU. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with baby oil. The ribbon is from SU and I think from Basic Grey (Mellow). Button - unidentified.

I was really happy with this card. Hope you like it!


Broken Camera!

This has to be one of the worst things that can happen to a blogger! I think this is it for my poor abused camera this time. I let my daughter take it one too many times, then my grandson knocked it on the floor for good measure. I'll think of something, because I have an awesome card that I worked my behind off on yesterday for Jacksonbelle's challenge.
Take good care of your cameras!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Another Inky Card

I love, love, love this stamp. I don't even know why. I'm not a bird person by any means. I think it's the swirls. This is just so cute!

I got this set from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. It's no longer available : ( , but the stamp in the corner, "You're Cornered," is. I watercolored with ink on the lids of SU ink pads on watercolor paper from SU. The CS is textured from SU. The DP is from a pack I got a while back. It looks textured so it's nice that it looks like it goes even better with the CS. The flower was, I think, Making Memories. The buttom is Prima.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Thank You's for my Friends

Here is a card made with "Flowers for Daisy" by Asela Hopkins, available from Gina K Designs. I watercolored on SU watercolor paper. I used the canvas BG from SU also. I added a little bling that I picked up along the way. The image is popped up. I used this as a Thank You card but there's no greeting on the front so it can be used for almost anything.

Here's another card using this set. I love these stamps! First I stamped the larger daisy randomly for a background. I stamped the main image on watercolor paper and watercolored it. I added stickles to the flower centers and crystal efects to the vase. You can see that better in the second pic. The bling was from Gina K's store too. The image is popped up on this card too.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I saw this stamp on Broni's website and I had to have it! I got it at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I've had lots of fun with it!
This card is for the Jacksonbelle Embellishments Sketch Contest. I used DP from the Basic Grey Cupcake pack. The swirls on this paper were perfect to go with the swirls on the stamp. The cardstock is textured cs from SU's In Colors. They go great with the cupcake paper. Then I had to pull some Prima flowers that I got from Jacksonbelle too. The green one has black swirls on it too. Love them! I grabbed some of the new SU buttons for the centers. I hope you enjoy the card!

Gina K Challenge

Here's my challenge card for the sketch challenge from the Gina K launch party.

I used one of my favorite sets of all time, Little Tees! I stamped the tee on DP from Basic Grey Cupcake paper. I used my 2-way glue pen on the lightening bolt then poured on the glitter! I love glitter and bling! I then popped up the tee on dimensionals. All of the card stock is the textured card stock of the SU new In Colors! Love all of the new colors. The DP for the background is also from the BG Cupcake 6x6 pack. The colors work really well with the In Colors. I cut my oval with the CM cutting system. I held the oval template on the white oval and used my paper piercer to pierce the holes. I know the second picture is pretty blurry but I wanted to show the glitter. Thanks for looking at my new blog!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I love Gina K Designs!

Here are my first cards to post on my new blog! These are Thank you cards for my stamping buddies that made my birthday fantastic!

The first one is made using Summer Harvest from Gina K's August release. I love the strawberries! You can see in the second picture that I used Crystal Effects of the strawberries. I used Prismacolor pencils and the colorless blender pencil. That's not my favorite thing to blend with, that's for sure, but it did the job. The images are popped up, with the middle one popped up with a double layer of dimensionals.

For the next card I used "Whatever Floats Your Boat" by Gina K. The giraffe is adorable! I stamped the giraffe and window on white and cut it out so I could score it and prop it up with dimensionals to make it more 3D. I hate the top picture, but I love the effect. I applied Crystal Effects to the panes an pulled a pin through it along the lines while it was still wet. I used twill that I picked up somewhere along the way and CTMH brads. The paper (wallpaper) is some SU paper that's long been retired.

Those are it for now. I'll have to post more later. My computer is being a pain. Thanks for looking!