Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I made this for GinaK's June release party challenge over on SCS. I'm not feeling too well today, so I'll be brief. I went in to the eye doc on Friday and he prescribed drops for an eye infection, and I think they are making me sick. Either that or I'm just plain old and worn out!
It's me again....
Your stamps one is better than another. Thank you for chances. Fledgling stamper - this aboute me :)
Thanks and hugs.
Congrats! Send me your address, and I'll get these right out to you!!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
This gorgeous flower is from Cornish Heritage Farms' Shady Tree Studio line. It's called Large Bloom. It's just the right size for the focal point of an A2 card. Plus, it's beautiful, and so easy to color. Here, I colored it to match these crazy designer papers, which might be American Crafts. I didn't have a whole piece of any of these, so I'm not sure. They are thin and double sided, if you know what they are, LMK and I'll edit.
I especially love this card, because I won a free Verve set with it!!! I am pretty stoked because I only have one Verve set and I like it a lot. I have no idea how I will choose just one more set. I've been thinking about it, and I think it would be wrong to expect my free set to travel all the way to CO by itself. Just wrong, I tell ya! Don't you agree?
Friday, June 26, 2009
This card is for two challenges, GinaK's StampTV Color Challenge, and Verve's June release challenge. The colors were Bubblegum Pink and Aqua Blue, a combo I really love. I used Bazzill as the base, and I think the designer paper is Crate. It has the lovely thickness and texture of Crate paper, and it's double sided. It's not labeled, though, so I'm not sure.
This is Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday sketch challenge. This was my first time to use Patriotism on Parade, and I'm so glad I got it, I know it will be fun to have on hand. The journaling block is Sassafrass Lass, isn't it cute? The rest of the paper is Bazzill, and Cool Caribbean. The fireworks and flourishes were embossed with Ranger's Silver and Red Tinsels, two of my favorite sparkly embossing powders.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This one is for Verve's release week challenge # 2. You can find all the festivities in the Verve forum over on SCS. This is my only Verve set, Abundant Blessings. I will definitely buy more, this is a really beautiful and versatile set. The copper tiles were made using SU!'s old Mostly Flowers. All the paper is HOTP, and the sentiment is from one of those K&Co tins, I can never remember what they're called. Of course we have Classy Copper ep and Copper Stickles on this one. I'm pretty liberal with my copper usage!! I also highlighted some of my layers with a Stardust pen-these pens are indispensable!!
This is for this week's Crafty Secrets challenge over on SCS, Inspired by Nature. Marcy challenged us to use nature in our cards. That is a simple thing to do with SO many of CS's sets. Here I used Fairyland, my newest set. Also, the paper the nest is stamped on is from my Birds & Botanical Notes. My pics don't show it, but I stamped the bird in Chocolate Brilliance and embossed with Holographic. I also added a few sprays of Chestnut Brown Glimmer Mist. The other paper is Basic Gray LilyKate, as is the ribbon. The sentiment is K&Co. I added one of my flowers, and lots of Crystal Stickles. This card sparkles!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I made this card after the one below, and I really started to get nervous, because again, it's just not that great a card! I was worried that I left my mojo in the Oklahoma Panhandle! If I did, that's too bad, because I'm not going back there! Not even for my mojo! Holyoke, CO is such a pretty little town! I feel like I'm in Alabama, except without the heat! They've had seven inches of rain here in the last three weeks. It's like a jungle. I LOVE the green, the Panhandle doesn't have any green. It's all brown and gold. I swear that damages the phsyche.
This card is for CSSC73 over on SCS. The challenge was All About Me. I just had a hard time with this card! It didn't turn out very well, and I don't know how well it tells you about me, but I'll explain it as best I can. First, I think Altered Art, the Crafty Secrets stamp set I used for this challenge, was my first CS set. I LOVE CS, so that's definitely about me! Also, the frame underneath the face is an Inkadinkado stamp. It's beautiful on its own, but I use it this way a lot, too. It's called Ornate Bird Frame. Second, I love to emboss, and I love copper, so there's Classy Copper ep, copper cord, and Copper Stickles on this card. I love birds and music, and I also like for my cards to look a little different from everyone else's. It's okay with me if I am not on top of every trend. Finally, I love purple, but I hate this Vintage Violet InColor from '07, I don't think I'll ever get it used up. About my personality, I'm the scattered creative type, and this card is definitely scattered! Maybe I did better on the challenge than I thought!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
This gorgeous piece of cake is from Cornish Heritage Farms' Shady Tree Studio line. It's so pretty, I just love it! It could work for weddings, baby showers, and birthdays, of course! Here I used a generic K&Co tag, so I could use this card for any of several differnt occasions.
I love stamps too and I thangs for a chance to win.Greetings from Finland.Blessings.
June 8, 2009 11:07 AM
I mainly make birthday cards, so I think this stamp set is great! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies
June 14, 2009 2:26 PM
Girls, send me your addresses and I will get these stamps right out to you!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Another scheduled post!! It's Tuesday. I'm assuming I survived the move and am now busily making our new house a home. As long as I have DH and three DS's, I'm happy anywhere! Boy, what I wouldn't give to sit down right now with one of my blog buddies and have a cup of coffee! Come on over, I'll put a pot on! This is my favorite MFT set, Hot Stuff. I found this stamped and partially colored image in my extras box the other day and decided to make something of it! I mixed Tempting turquoise, Bazzill, Basic Gray Perhaps, and some Pink Paislee Vintage Moon for this one. I hope you are all able to have coffee with a friend sometime soon! Wish me luck at making some friends here in my new community!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Well, the moving van is here today, this is another scheduled post. While you are reading this, I am running around, tearing my hair out and shouting at the people I love best in the world. Those people are likely dinging up all my antiques with their shoddy loading techniques and making merciless fun of me. If I know my people, and I do, they won't be taking this move nearly as seriously as they should. They will be laughing and smirking at me behind my back. There will be lots of, "Yes, dears," and "I love you, Moms!" And who knows what other subterfuge these experts I call my boys use to charm me every day. Of course, I'll take it all, just like I always do, as long as in the end, I have it my way. Which I will.
I used Flourishes DIY Topiary for this card. I colored the image with chalks and Chalk Enhancer I got from GKD. The ribbon here is from Basic Gray's Gypsy collection, plus I added some skittles and Orange Stickles. The base is Bazzill, and everything else is from Tinkering Ink. This card also works for Pink Persimmon's Orange & Pink challenge!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Oddly, I felt like working with Thanksgiving images in the middle of June. This image is from Crafty Secrets' Autumn Blessings Heartwarming Vintage Cuts. They are gorgeous, and I love them! Everything else, except for the Copper Stickles is from HOTP.
If you are a member over at SCS, I hope you have the pleasure of knowing Anne. She is a dear, sweet and very talented woman. Anne has been an incredible supporter of my work, her kind words truly give me a lift. She is the kind of stamping friend who makes you feel like a super talent. We all need one of those, don't we? I sent Anne a RAK a while back, and this fabulous beauty showed up on my doorstep a few days ago. Isn't it beautiful? It's so rich and luxurious, I just love it. She also sent the most wonderful BIG envelopes! They are made of sturdy kraft style paper and measure 6x6. She got them at Marco's Papers, and you can bet I will be ordering more! BTW, even her writing is perfect! I should have taken a picture of the inside of the card as well!~
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I hadn't bought a new Hanna Stamps set in a year or so, so the other day I decided to have this new Hanna sent to my house. This stamp is detailed, yet not hard to color. Even cutting her out wasn't too bad. I use scissors for the large parts, and my craft knife for the smaller areas.
Friday, June 12, 2009
This one's for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. This is the only Verve set I have, it's called Abundant Blessings, and it's gorgeous! The paper is SU!'s Kraft, and Crafty Secrets' Earthy Pad. I stamped the images in VersaFine Onyx and embossed them in Crystal Clear. Then I did a little sponging and painted on a couple of shadows. The rubon is Basic Gray, and the jewels are Doodlebug Beetle Black. I colored the brad with a Sharpie. It was yellow. I don't use a lot of bright yellow, so Sharpies come in handy!
This one is for Sweet & Sassy Stamps' weekly challenge. They have a challenge blog called The Sweet Stop. Their sketches are always fun, and just look how cute this Gift Squirrel digi stamp is!