Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bittersweet Sugar Nellie

Todays color challenge is riding hood red, pink pirouette, and choc chip. I knew I wanted to use BG bittersweet dp when I saw the colors. I pulled out this sweet Sugar nellie image to pair with the dp and colored her with copics. Its the first time shes seen ink Ive been waiting for the right time to use her. I used Julees mojo80 for my layout. I love this awesome sketch! I sponged the main image and dp with sahara sand ink. Im really happy with how my card turned out today! We are supposed to be having bad weather around here again today so we get to drain the pool before the 5" of rain they are prediciting we will get from this storm! yipee!LOL! My yard already looks like a swamp from 4" of the rain the storm on Saturday gave us! Have a dry day!LOL!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Never ending love

Todays technique challenge is a never ending card. I thought this would be a great card to make for my little girl. We are supposed to have lunch with her at school next week so I thought I would give it to her then. I pulled out an old fave from SU monkey buisness. I used SUO only on this card!! It was hard to stamp on the score lines! I couldnt add alot of embellies b/c I wasnt sure how it would affect the folding so I added some paper piercing and some flowers to the vine. I also popped up the heart beside the monkey here. Not a fantastic card but I think she'll love it! Have a great day!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mermaid Anya Case

I was so excited to see Michelle as todays featured stamper!! Yayy Michelle!! She is a super sweet person! Michelle and I worked on the THDT together. You can check out her blog here where she gives some tips and tricks to her style of stamping. I cased Michelle's Hot pink mermaid card. I think this mermaid Anya image is the cutest and shes so fun to color! I have a habit of always using browns to color hair (my hubby so nicely pointed out!LOL!) so I decided to make Anya blonde today. I changed the colors, added some ribbon and brads, and left off a circle. I also added some white gel pen highlights to the swirls.
Sorry no post yesterday. It was a LOOONNNGG day!LOL! We were under tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches/warnings all day. So we spent the day at my MIL's house. We also had a tornado warning Friday at school which was zero fun for Pre-k!! We were in the halls for over a hour! We had just taken our class down for lunch so they were NOT happy!LOL! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Water you up to

Todays SCS sketch was hard for me. This is my second card b/c my first ended up in the trash!LOL! I really liked the sketch it just didnt like me! I used Kim Hughes Ocean friends. I love this cute set and its the first thing I thought of when I seen the sketch. I knew the sentiment would be perfect for it! This shark cracks me up!LOL!! I went a little crazy with the paper piercing this morning too!
Its windy today so my card fell like 4 times before I could get a pic!LOL! Guess the shark was trying to get away! So are you AI fans ready for Motown night?!?! Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Swingin Pretty Kiwi Breezes

Ive been trying all day to get a chance to sit down and stamp. #1 reason I got my new High hopes stamps in yesterday and I just had to get this adorable little girl AND her name is Shannon. It was meant to be!LOL! When I first saw her I knew she would be so cute for a suspension card which Ive never tried before. #2 reason my girl Jodi is hosting the color challenge today! So after cleaning our carpets and furniture today I finally got a chance to make this card! I love this print from the last catalogs pallete of prints! SO cute for girly cards! I sanded the edges of the dp and sponged baja breeze onto the suspension circle. I had a hard time trying to add embellies I knew it needed something I just couldnt figure out what! LOL! I colored the bridal flowers using copics and added a dew drop then I added some kiwi kiss ribbon to the top. Im still not sure about the embellies.

This was a fun card to make but hard to photograph. I tried to get a pic of the back of the image. I think my floss isnt exactly centered maybe that would help!LOL!
Copics used: bg72, bg75, yg95, yg99, e50, e51, e53, rv11, r32, c1, c5, e47, e49, e35, e37, e39
Have a great day!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

American craft Bella

Mama and I went on a quick shopping trip Friday that ended up not being so quick!LOL! I picked up this yummy American craft dp from Michaels. Its from the Amplified line I used pop chart and rockabilly. I love that the dp is embossed!! I love striped dp!LOL! I decided to pair the dp with this super cute Bella image Eloise Greengrass that my friend sent me. I colored Eloise using gamsol magic and added crystal stickles to her wings then I outlined her in copic cool gray no1. I used the OCC's sketch challenge for my layout but it ended up taking on a life of its own. Can you believe I used eyelets!?!? I havent used those in forever but as I was digging through my stash trying to find brads I came across these eyelets that matched the darkest purple in the dp!

Wanna win some blog candy!?!? My friend Jennifer from the OCC and Stamps and smiles is giving away some goodies!! Check out her blog here! Have a great day!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Forest Friends Case

Okay how do you case a Beate card and it even compare?!?LOL!! I loved her card here. I just got this set and her colors were wonderful so I knew I had to case it. The changes I made where I used the deer instead of the bunny. I did the grid technique but changed it to straight lines instead of diagonal. I added the grass and faux stitched layer. I also added (and messed up!LOL!) faux stitching to the kiwi kiss layer. Beate is the one who got me started on faux stitching so I knew I wanted to include it on my card today. I left off the sentiment, changed the ribbon, and added a rhinestone brad. I think the only thing I used that wasnt SU was the Scor pal and fantastix to ink the tree!! Its been a very long time since I did a SUO card!! Have a great day!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call

I've been a busy stamping girl today!!LOL! Its been awhile since Ive played around in the SCS forums so last night the kids were playing the Wii and I played on SCS. I found this DT call and literally squealed!LOL! Nicole has started a new company called Inky Impressions you can preview some of the super cute images to come here!! So I got busy today making some cards before the deadline! My first card is a layout from Amy sc#54. I embossed the High hopes images and colored using copics. The sentiment is from SU many happy returns.
Stamps: High hopes reflecting pond, ducks, SU many happy returns
Ink: Versafine onyx, copics e33, e35, e37, g21, g28, y06, y08, b00, b01, yg03, yr04, yr07, bv02, bv04
Paper: creamy caramel, Coredinations blue and yellow cs, PTI white
Accessories: paper piercer, mat, scallop border punch, dimensionals, clear detail ep, ribbon from RABOM,
For my second card I used another High hopes image and Taylors cupcake challenge 60. Mama and I went to HL yesterday and I picked up a pack of American Crafts Tropical cs. I love the colors!! I colored the eggs in the basket to look like all the little tabs I remember as a kid dropping in the cup of water to dye the eggs. I always loved Easter! Anything that you're allowed to make a mess was fun for me!!LOL! I used American craft cs for the card base and largest oval, yellow Coredinations cs and PTI raspberry fix bitty dot dp and swiss dots ribbon. Two sketch cards today! Woo hoo!! Fridays challenges down and only a day late!! Maybe tom morrow I can work on some of todays challenges!
Stamps: High hopes basket
Paper: American craft, yellow Coredinations, PTI raspberry fix bitty dot dp, PTI white
Ink: versafine onyx, copic markers, y06, y08, b01, b02, bg13, bg15, v01, v04, rv14, rv19, e37, e39, c1
Accessories: PTI raspberry fizz swiss dot ribbon, oval nesties, scallop border punch, clear detail ep, paper piercer, dimensionals

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blushing Hoot

Ive been playing with my copics so much lately Ive neglected my prismacolor pencils so I decided to pull them out yesterday and make another attempt at the sketch. I used some Basic Grey blush dp Ive had forever and sanded the edges. Im trying to go through my dp and use some instead of hoarding it!LOL! I always use my SU dp but I hoard everything else! I think its manily b/c when I first started stamping I only used SU but I love dp so I would still pick some up everytime we went to HL not just single sheets. The big slabs of paper! Its a sickness I tell ya!LOL! Well then the dp wouldnt have SU colors in it so I couldnt use it!LOL! I paired the dp with my fave owl image from CHF. Someone climbed all the way up that tree and painted her claws pink!LOL!! I used the SU 3 flower punch and punched flowers from the dp and aqua brads from Pink hedgehop papercrafts. I sponged the main image with cool carribean for the sky. The flower at the top of the image is there to cover up a boo boo!LOL! I wanted to add some pink ribbon but I couldnt find any the right color so I added some cranberry micro spool ribbon I got from Joanns. Okay enough of my babble today! Have a great one!!


Stamps: Ur a hoot
Paper: Basic Grey blush, cool carribean, PTI chocolate
Ink: memento brown, cool carribean
Accessories: 3 flower punch, aqua brads from Pink Hedgehog papercrafts, cranberry ribbon from Joanns, sanding block, prismacolor pencils, gamsol

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mermaid Anya

So when I saw the sketch late last night I saw waves. Dont ask me why prolly b/c Ive had this mermaid anya I gort from Treehouse stamps colored forever now!LOL! Isnt she cute?!?! I love the colors! I had just gotten my rv04 shock pink copic and couldnt wait to use it on her. So..back to the sketch...I tried a couple of things the first thing I wanted to do was a wavy border on the strips. Yeah well I stink at freehand drawing!LOL! So I pulled out my nesties and decided to try to use the edge of the curvy rectangle nestie. Again ended up in the trash! I found myself wishing AGAIN I had the Bo bunny flex ruler. Somebody slap me!! I dont use half the stuff Ive bought and can always find reasons why I need something else!!LOL! After all this I ended up just making slanted cuts on the strips and the image covered half of them up!LOL! So I guess next time I will wait til in the morning to stamp even if I cant sleep!LOL! Thanks for listening to my babble today!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sarah Kay Moments

I havent stalked in awhile but my kiddos are out of school today for their spring break so Ive been stalking the thread waiting for the color combo!LOL! Todays colors are kraft, riding hood red, summer sun, and optional black. I knew I wanted to use this adorable Sarah Kay image I got from Treehouse stamps. Shes so cute!! I added a very little summer sun!LOL! I just couldnt work it in any other way! I colored her using copics e50, e51, e53, y13, y15, y17, r27, r29, y28, e33, e35, e37, and yg63. We're heading to Mamas for a fish fry today! Have a great day!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Inspiration Bunny

Todays inspiration challenge is from a Fitz and Floyd. I chose the hoppy days cookie jar for my inspiration. I just had to use this super cute bunny from High hopes that I colored at Mamas last weekend! I embossed the image and colored using copic markers. For my layout I used Mercys sketch. I added zig zags for HH challenge. Im still not sure about the colors in this!?! I wanted fun springy colors since this is for my little girl for Easter.
Sorry for the yucky pic. Its a gloomy day here today! Have a great weekend!!

Stamps: High hopes Bunny with gift
Paper: Coredinations yellow and blue, regal rose cs/prints, almost amethyst cs/prints, white
Ink: versafine onyx
Accessories: clear ep, ribbon from RABOM, copic markers, paper piercer, white gel pen

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bug Me and New look

I had to work today but when I saw the go ahead and bug me challenge I knew I had to play along. I love the time change I can actually stamp after work now!! I love this Rubbernecker bee and sentiment!! Cracks me up!LOL! I colored the bee using copic markers Y21, Y17, and YR23. The wings were colored using W1 and W3. I also added stickles to the wings. Instead of dp I used CHF hexagon tile background for a honeycomb look and stamped the sentiment over it in black. I used Taylors sketch 59 for my layout. And look only 4 layers!! Yayyy for me!!LOL!
So how do you like my new look??! Its not quite finished yet just the banner but I have to say I *HEART* my new banner!! BIG thanks to Jami!!

Stamps: Rubbernecker bee and sentiment, hexagon tile backgrounder CHF
Paper: black, white, summer sun
Ink: more mustard, memento tuxedo black
Accessories: copic markers y17, y21, yr23, w1, and w3, stickles, silver dew drops, summer sun and black gingham ribbon, circle nesties, sq nesties

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

sc219 HH Treasures

As soon as I saw todays sketch I knew what I wanted to do! Thats why Im so addicted to the challenges!LOL!! I colored this treasure chest with copics over the weekend and its been waiting to be put on a card and todays sketch was just what I needed! I sponged the sky and ground and used my color spitzer tool for dirt. I added yellow stickles and sakura gold pen for some sparkle. I stamped the mateys wheel for the background and colored using copics and sponged it. I also used the color spitzer tool on the map but its hard to see in the pic. While I was making this card I was really wishing I had ordered the HH treasure map background!LOL! I unmounted the wheel but its still hard to line up!The choc chip triangle layer is stamped tone on tone using SU cheesecloth background. Have a great day!!
Copics used: E33, E35, E47, E49, YG63, B00, B01, C5, R27, Y21, Y28
Stamps: High hopes treasure chest and sentiment, SU cheesecloth background
Paper: ga pacific white, close to cocoa, choc chip, so saffron
Ink: memento tuxedo black, soft sky, creamy caramel, choc chip
Accessories: copic markers, color spritzer tool, sponges, yellow stickles, sakura gold pen, gold brads

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Outlaw Ian

After I finished my card this morning using Jens sfytt I decided to make another one! I love this sketch! Ive had this Sheriff Ian that I got from Treehouse stamps colored for a couple of weeks now. I knew I wanted to use the retired SU Outlaw dp with him so I pulled the colors from the dp to color him. I used copics and prismacolor pencils to color Ian. I think he turned out pretty cute and Im totally on the Anya/Ian bandwagon now!!LOL! They are so fun to color!! Have a great day!!

Black Rose Artichoke Blossoms

I pulled out a couple of oldies for my card this morning. I love the flowers in the retired hostess set Both way blossoms and the font of the sentiments in Wonderful words. I tried to go a different route with todays colors but I kept coming back to flowers so I just went with it! I colored the roses using gamsol magic. For my layout I used Jens awesome sfytt . No ribbon on this one!! I used rhinestone brads for my embellies.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Big Cheese

Todays featured stamper is Judy aka StampingQueenJar. Congrats to Judy!! Yayy!! I cased Judys say cheese card. I loved how she used the punches to make her cheese!! I knew it was just what I needed to get this super adorable image from Whipper snapper inked up. I used Coredinations cs and several circle punches to make my cheese. I kept the layout pretty simple just b/c I thought the cheese was so cute!LOL! I colored the WS image using copic markers. Im really starting to love them!!! Have a great day!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Quickie update

Sorry I dont have anything new to share today but I wanted to pop in and give you an update. Remember Tuesday when I said I was feeling better?!?! Well....I guess it was the calm before the storm!LOL! Tuesday night I was soooo sick. Brayden and I both started running fever w/cold chills etc so needless to say we ended up in the Dr.'s office Wed. The OTC meds we had been taken had helped a little but we both needed strong antibiotics, steroids, inhalers, etc. Well when we went to get our meds at Walmart we ended up having to wait 2 1/2 hrs. I was so weak I passed out!! Then we had our medicine w/in 5 minutes and were out the door!LOL! After we were there for over an hour Danny tried to talk me into coming home and him taking off work and going to get our meds but I thought that was ridiculous since I was already there and that would mean another 40 min round trip for him. Guess I'll listen next time!!

Thankfully the girls havent gotten sick yet but I think Danny's getting sick now. I sprayed our entire house down w/Lysol Thursday b/c they almost shut down the school. We've had a big flu outbreak. Alana's class alone had 9 kids out most of the week. I think they were 3 kids shy of having enough to shut down. Omega is small school and on Thursday they had 47 kids out sick with the flu.

I am starting to feel a little better just very sore from coughing so much!! Brayden is much better except the meds hes on makes him sleepy. Hope you have a great weekend! I did go to Mamas today and we did a little coloring with our copics so hopefully I'll have something to share tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Changito Bitty Dot Bouquet

Sorry Ive been absent this past week but we've been sick here. First Danny got it from someone at work and gave it to Brayden and now I have it. I feel a little better today but yesterday I didnt even get out of the bed until 3:30.

For todays color challenge I did some subbing! I wanted to stamp today but Im completely out of kiwi after the last few color challenges. I got in some goodies from PTI so I decided to use them. Ive been wanting to try their cs so when they released the cs sampler this past month I HAD to have it!!LOL!! I colored changito using gamsol magic matching the PTI colors. I used the OCC sketch for my layout. I pulled out some very neglected quickutz dies for the flower then I embossed it using the swiss dots ef. I added some mini buttons I got from Joanns just b/c I think they are so cute!!LOL! Have a great day!!