Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cinderellas Shoes

After seeing all the cards Jodi aka Kharmagirl and Dawn aka TreasureOiler made using this set I just had to get it! I paired it with the retired polka dots and paisley dp. I used todays sketch challenge for my layout. I colored the image using gamsol magic . I colored the bridal flower from Michaels using the regal rose SU marker. I love using my SU markers on sentiments with different fonts for a multi colored sentiment.
I spoke to Ashley owner of Treehouse stamps earlier this morning and they are w/out power. They have been under a winter storm warning and Ash says they have a blizzard warning now. I will be speaking to Ashley to post updates. If you have placed an order with Treehouse stamps in the last couple of days Ashley will not be able to send an invoice or ship your order until they have power and the warning is lifted so mail can run. If you have questions you can email me .Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Honey Bunny Love

Well I must have had beginners luck with my card yesterday!! I tried 3 different times to color an image using the same technique as yesterdays card for todays color challenge and they all ended up in the trash. Instead I decided to post this card. I made this card over a month ago and Im just getting around to loading it!LOL! Lucky for me it fits for this weeks heart challenge for High hopes. I colored the HH bunny love image using gamsol magic. I used one of Julees mojo sketches but I cant remeber which one!!

2 of the 4 hospitalized are coming home today! Woo hoo!! I cant believe Jan is almost over. It went by in a big blur for me! Thanks for everyones sweet comments I promise I will get around to everyones blogs to day!!LOL! Have a great day!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pleated Edgar

I havent stamped in almost a week so I wanted to try to make something today. I wanted something bright and cheery to make me smile! I love this adorable Edgar eel from High hopes. I colored the images using my prismacolor markers and pencils. I went over Edgar w/crystal effects and sprinkled glitter on the ce. I used Taylors cupcake challenge for my layout. I also pleated the tangerine tango prints for todays pleated challenge. You know they say you learn something new everyday. Today I learned if I had to make my living as a seamstress we would all STARVE!!LOL!
I hope to back blogging regulary. I cant even begin to explain whats all been going on here. Long story short as of today we have 4 memebers of our family in the hospital.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Regal Baby Bravo Kisses

I need a few baby cards so I used todays colors and my fave baby set Miracle from Above to make this card. Its a fabulous baby set!! I colored the image using gamsol magic. I used copic e00 skin white for the skin tones and warm gray no.1 to outline the image in. I also blushed her cheeks with r20 blush and used my white gel pen for a little dot in the middle. I used Jens sfytt for my layout. I *heart* this layout!!

And look>>>>>>>>>>>> I remebered to take a pic of the inside of the card!! yayy meee!!LOL! Hope you have a great day!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Dragon Mojo

Isnt this Dragon flower image the cutest?! Its a new stamp from Lelo designs available at Treehouse stamps!! He was so fun to color!! I colored him using gamsol magic. I added diamond stickles to his wings and the copic cool gray no.1 marker on the dots around the image. I also used the out of the box cutting for this tail. I embossed the dots border on the orchid opulence strip and embossed the eggplant layer with swiss dots folder. I love how the embossing looks on the textured cs!! I also used some silver HH Ive been hoarding!LOL! The layout is from Julees Mojo70 sketch. I think these colors are fun for this darling dragon!
2009 is turning out not to be such a great year for us! My hubbys Granny who lives right in front of us had a major surgery the first week of the year. Those of you who visit my blog probably remeber me talking about her a little. Well Granny is home but not healed yet. Shes still having alot of problems. My hubbys uncle who lives right behind us got put in the hospital the end of last week. He was transfered to Valdosta hospital today (the same hospital Granny had her surgery) for open heart surgery this week. Please keep our family in your prayers!! Dannys very close to his uncle as a matter of fact he was Dannys best man at our wedding and Brayden is named after him. On top of all of that my car is out of commission and has been for a couple of weeks now. We're hoping it will be ready tommorrow and wont end up costing us the $3000 we were first quoted!! I dont usually post stuff like this on my blog I just wanted to let anyone who visits my blog on a regular basis why my posting hasnt been my usual! Have a great day!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tyson the turtle case

Congrats to Lori!! Lori is todays featured stamper and I *heart* her gallery!! Especially this Tyson the turtle card I cased. Ive had this card in my faves for quite awhile and was so glad to get a chance to case it today!! I kept the layout, Tyson image, and the buttons since its what I liked most about the card. Changes I made: I changed the colors to green galore and close to cocoa. I changed the sentiment and I didnt have the flowers Lori used so I used the baroque motifs swirl. I stamped the Linen stamped off twice since I didnt have the dp Lori used. I also added in Sanded background on my green galore layer. I added the grass and some piercing instead of the borders Lori used.
Its cold and wet here today so I guess I have no valuable excuse to not do the piles of laundry that need doing!!LOL!! Have a great day!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Goodies!!!

Sorry for the late post today! I made this card this morning but Im just getting around to posting it. Todays inspiration challenge are rooms from PB teen. I chose this Lounge room as my inspiration. I used the Whiff of joy Reading Angel image since the girls in the pic were reading and the beanbag pattern looked like the pattern in the my new urban prarie dp. Both of these are available at Treehouse stamps!!! Ashley had also started pre-orders for CC Designs images. If you havent stopped by lately check it out and see all the goodies Ashley has been adding!! We all love a one stop shop dont we!?!?LOL!
After seeing all the gorgeous cards Denise made using this urban prarie dp I HAD to have some!!! Im usually pretty intimidated by non SU dp b/c I have such a hard time trying to match up the colors but I just couldnt resist this paper!! Its so yummy!LOL! I colored the Whiff of joy image using gamsol magic and added diamond stickles to her wings. I used my sakura silver pen to go over the swirls on the bottom of her jeans and her necklace. I used Taylors cupcake challenge for my layout and kept it pretty simple. I love Taylors sketches!! The Friends sentiment is from MFT.
My MIL and I took the kiddos to see Hotel for Dogs today. Super cute movie! The kids really enjoyed it. They want a dog so bad and of course thats all I've heard for the rest of the day today!!LOL! Have a great night!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Washington Apple Valentine

I *heart*this Valentine set from H & M! Its out of stock right now but it will be available again SOON!! I made this card for my little boy for Valentines day. As soon as he saw this giraffe he wanted me to make him a card using it and he had to have orange too!!LOL! So I pulled out washington apple dp to pair with it! Since I wont be mailing and have to worry about postage I added a few extra layers!LOL! The inside of the card is stamped with the sentiment and is pierced. ( I need to start taking pics of the inside of my cards!!LOL! I always forget!)
I used yesterdays sketch challenge for my layout. The giraffe and tree are colored using gamsol magic. I added piercing to each corner of the image and above/below each dp strip. I think this turned out really cute and I know he'll love it! Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lily Magic Fairy

Treehouse stamps is now carrying RAM images!! I love this sweet Lily magic fairy. Isnt she adorable?!? I colored Lily using gamsol magic. I used colors from one of my fave outfits my girls have. It looks so much like Lilys outfit! I added LOTS of different stickles to the image! I used todays sketch for my layout. I decided not to add alot of extra layers since the colors are so bright!! I colored the bridal flowers w/my lovely lilac SU marker and added piercing for my embellies.
So who watched Idol last night?!? I like the new judge and wish her and Paula would have kicked bikini girls butt!!LOL!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Not Quite Breezy Path

When I first saw todays colors not quite navy, baja breeze, and kraft all I could think of was beach! I would love to be at the beach right now! Its a cold and gloomy day here!!
I pulled out A light unto my path since its retiring and inked it up. Ive wanted to try coloring this image so today was the day! I stamped the image onto kraft inked with not quite navy and colored using prismacolor pencils. I used Jens sfytt for my layout and added another row of brads b/c it looked off balance without it! The inside of the card is stamped with the verse and I added a strip of pierced baja breeze to the bottom of the card.
Im still trying to figure out if I like this or not!!LOL!! Have a great day!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Doggie case

Todays featured stamper is JayDeKay. While I was browsing through her gallery I found some cute Doggie cards she made. I chose this to case. I love the adorable image she used and it reminded me of the dog in H & M stamps super adorable valentine set! I colored the dog using gamsol magic and added stardust stickles to the flower and heart tag. FYI this set should be back in stock SOON!! It sold out pretty quick during the garage sale!! Other changes I made were colors, left off the doodling, changed the embossed panel to dp, and used an oval sentiment layer instead of a circle.

Brayden lost his first tooth today! He was so excited!! My poor baby Alana hasnt felt good today shes got a bad kidney infection. Shes slept just about all day. I felt so bad for her today. She didnt understand what was wrong with her. She broke my heart!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Stanley Snake

I love coloring High hopes images!! They are sooo fun! Last night I was playing with my copics trying out some color/shading combos etc and colored up this Stanley snake image my friend Shannah sent me!! Thanks Shannah! (((HUGS)))

I was pleased with how my coloring turned out so I decided to go ahead and make him into a card. I used Amys Friday sketch for my layout. Its a clean and simple layout and I LOVE it!! I used some of my Core'dinations cs and Im lovin this stuff!! I found some ribbon I got a year or two ago from Ribbons and Bows oh my and used it along with pewter dew drops for my embellies. I also added some sparkle to the flower and Stanley using sakura gelly roll pen.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Angels on the Front Porch

I went through some of my unused single sheets of dp yesterday and found this sheet of MME dp from the Front porch line. I have no idea how long I've had it!!LOL! I thought it would be cute paired with H & M stamps Calling all angels. I also pulled out some Core'dinations cs. Love this stuff!! I really like this dp too and now Im mad I only have one sheet!!LOL!
H & Ms garage sale ends today!! You can get this super cute Calling all angels set today for only $4.00!!!
Granny came home yesterday! The kids were so cute I swear they have radars on them they knew exactly when she pulled into the yard and they were out the door running to her house!LOL! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peaceful Decor

Todays colors are brilliant blue, garden green, and pumpkin pie. I paired the colors with the Jersey shore dp and H & M stamps Peaceful decor. Dont forget about the Garage Sale! Unfortunately as I was linking this card Peaceful Decor has sold out!!!
I colored the tree which Im guessing is supposed to be a lemon tree but for the challenge I made it an orange tree!LOL! anywho I colored the image using gamsol magic (big surprise huh!?!?)LOL! I used Julees Mojo sketch 68 for my layout. Sorry for the bad angle but my card wasnt cooperating.

Monday, January 5, 2009

H & M Garage Sale

Hurry!! Hurry!! Hurry!! to H & M for BIG savings!! Heather has started the sale early! Its open NOW!! Shes marked stamp sets down to $3-$5!! Its first come first serve and when the stamps are gone they're GONE!!!

Glittered Angel

Todays technique challenge is to make striped paper using tacky tape and glitter. It made a mess but its sooo worth it!! I went digging through my glitter and found 3 tubes of glitter I got in a pack from Walmart forever ago!LOL! I love the colors!! I used 1/2" tacky tape to make my stripes. I colored the angel from H & M stamps Calling all angels using gamsol magic. This set will be on sale Jan 6-7 so dont forget to stop by H & M!! Heather is having a HUGE garage sale and you wont want to miss it!!
I used my oval nesties to cut and emboss my oval and stamped the sentiment under the angel. The layout is from Mary Jo's sketch challenge. I used circle punches and teal brads from Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts. I made this for my little girl for Valentines Day and I have to say I love how it turned out and I know she'll love it too sparkle, pink, purple...whats not to love?!!?LOL!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Whooo cased HRR

Todays featured stamper is Her Royal Rubberness Julie!! Congrats!! I chose Julie's Hoo loves you card to case. Ive been dying to ink up this owl from H & M stamps My favorite valentine and Julies card was just screaming at me to case!LOL! I changed the stamps but kept the same theme. I changed the colors and dp to Crate cowgirl dp. I love the texture to Crate dp!! I also added a couple of layers and left off the scallops.

I stamped the owl image twice and colored him. I cut out and popped up just the owls body and wings. I added the library clip and let me tell you that little library clip just about made me lose my religion this morning!LOL! Its the first time Ive used one and Ive had them since they were in the mini a few catalogs ago..well I know I've seen cards using them with ribbon tied to it. Well I have big hands so it was hard enough trying to work with this itty bitty clip but I finally got it when I flipped the clip over and seen the OTHER side of it and it worked much better!!LOL!

I wanted to let you know also that Granny is doing MUCH better. Shes out of ICU and in a regular room now. Hopefully she'll be coming home some time this week.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

OCC sketch challenge

Im so excited to share this card with you today!! A couple of weeks ago Jennifer asked me to join the OCC as guest designer today...okay I have to ask who actually says NO?!?!LOL!! Well I certainly didnt!LOL! Be sure to stop by and welcome the new OCC designers Silke Ledlow, Jackie Pedro, and Kim Teasdale joining this fabulous group! Be sure to check out the indiviual blogs of the rest of the girls for more detailed info.

The sketch was perfect for this adorable angel from Treehouse stamps Angel Wings releasing Jan. 9. Isnt she the cutest?!? I colored her using gamsol magic and copics. I went a little crazy with da bling on this one!LOL! I started adding bling to the dots in the image above her and below the heart....then I added them to the scallops...then I added stickles to the scallops on her dress and her wings. Then I thought I better stop there but that heart almost got covered in stickles too!LOL! The bling I used is some I got from a fellow THDT member Thanks Michelle!! I used some dp available in TH birthday fun kit since Ashley's color challenge this week is pretty in pink, riding hood red, baja breeze, and optional kiwi kiss. Have a great day!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lucky Charm Sneak Peek

Im so glad to be back to making cards daily!! Todays Lsc challenge is to use our favorite things. My fave stamp companies and color combos change on a daily basis!LOL! I love green/brown combos so I used wild wasabi and close to cocoa. For my stamps I pulled out my fave background Canvas and Treehouse stamps Lucky charm one of two new sets that will be released on Jan. 9!! Ashley has added a ton of new goodies to the store so if you havent been by Treehouse stamps lately click on the sidebar and take a peek!!
I colored the image using my fave technique gamsol magic then I colored the gold with my sakura gold gelly roll pen. I used punches to punch out my circles and I added a gold brad above the sentiment. For my third embellishment I used a ribbon/charm combo. I used the shamrock and stamped on polyshrink to make my wee little lucky charm!!LOL! I used Taylors sketch challenge for my layout. Have a great day!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Put on your big girl panties

....and just deal with it!!LOL!

Since Im trying to catch up on my stamping I have a triple challenge card for you!! I used Mercys sketch challenge for my layout. I used silver brads and colored the dog collar with my Sakura silver gelly roll pen for todays ways to use it challenge. I havent been able to do any of the HCE challenges so I decided to pop over there and see what the challenge was today. Jen challenged us to pull out some old stuff! I saw a card Frances aka stamp owl did for VSN awhile back and she used this cutie dog from Rubbernecker and paired with my fave sassy sentiment from Missy B Designs Sassy girls. So of course I had to order this dog from Rubbernecker!LOL! Well that was quite awhile back and he still hasnt seen ink yet....until today!!LOL! This sentiment was just made for him!!LOL!! The remainder of the sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card. Have a great New Years Day!!! We had a great New Years eve night. We had a Wii party and played Twister dance. Alot of laughing involved!LOL! Granny didnt get moved out of ICU yesterday they're not sure when she will be moved out possibly Friday but we'll have to see what kind of day she has today!