Friday, December 31, 2010

Stella Glitters

Show us your glitter! Today at Stamp Something our challenge is glitter. I picked up this DCWV Linen closet glitter mat stack on a recent shopping trip with my Mom so I knew I had to use it. I love the soft muted colors in it which is very different for me. I usually like the bold bright colored dp. Since I was such a slacker with my Christmas cards (I didnt send out any!) I decided to go ahead and get a head start on Valentine cards. I used Stella from TGF and colored her with copics. I chose this weeks SCS sketch challenge for my layout and stamped a sentiment from a Kim Hughes set on the horizontal panel with some pearls I colored with e43 copic. I also used some primas and flower centers I picked up. I was so excited since I usually never find any good embellishments at our local stores! Be sure and check out the sparkling creations from the Stamp Something ladies here. Thats it for me today! Hope you all had a great Christmas and a I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes


Its Digi Day at Stamp Something! I love digi day!LOL! This week I got to play with Whimsy Stamps and I was so excited. I love Crissys stamps so I played with this Warm Winter Wishes image. Arent those penguins and polar bear adorable?! They were so fun to color! I used some retired SU wintergreen dp. My fave to use for wintry cards. I love the colors in it. The sentiment is from MFT Baby its cold outside. Ive been trying to play around with some layouts instead of always using sketch challenges!LOL! I just love sketch challenges though. Of course my image is colored with my copics and I added some polar white flower soft under their feet (thanks for the flower soft Mama!). I love this stuff for snow! So fun! The ribbons I used were also SU. Be sure and check out the Stamp Something blog to see all the other sponsors this week and check out the SS girls creations. Have a great day!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Honey with puppy

I had this card scheduled to post yesterday along with details about the card and I guess its lost in blog land somewhere!LOL!

I used Honey with puppy digi image on this card. Honey w/puppy along with 2 other Honey images will be available from ATS on Dec. 10. If you havent joined us in the blog hop see the post below for details. I paired this sweet image with some Cosmo Cricket Fly a kite dp. I used an old sfytt for this weeks challenge. I love this layout. I added some faux stitching and sponging to the papers. I also used some ribbon from my stash that has been sitting for a LONG time! I think I got it from Ribbons and bows oh my but it was a perfect match for this dp.

Im so very behind (AGAIN!) on visiting blogs but I plan to get around to your blogs this weekend. I have 2 Christmas parties this week and we had McTeacher night at McDonalds on Tuesday so its just been a week where I'm home long enough to sleep!LOL! Have a good one!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Honey Blog Hop

Welcome to our first Digi Honey bloghop. You should have hopped here from Mandi's blog but if you didnt you can hop back to the All that scraps blog and start from there. I know Mandi wowed you with her beautifully colored creation.

We are showcasing 3 new CC Designs Honey's Digistamps created by Christine Wooden. And because it is our last Honey Digistamp Release for 2010 we wanted to make it a special one so a few of our digi dt mentioned a bloghop and here it is We like to please you all hahahaa. So on this hop you will get to know Honey with umbrella, Honey with Turtle and Honey with Puppy. The new Honey stamps will be released on December 10th at 12.00 PM est. This is also the time that our bloghop ends so make sure you leave us all a comment on our blogs as we will pick 3 winners who will receive her/his favorite Honey of this new digistamp release. The winners will be announced Saturday December 11. Our new Guest Design Team member is mostly known as Caz but her name is Caroline Sears and you can view her blog here.

Okay now onto the card!LOL! I used Honey with turtle. She is my fave of this release. Just look at that adorable turtle and Im lovin Honeys longer hair on this image. I colored Honey with copics (listed below) to match the BG Origins dp. I love the bright yellows and greens mixed with the black and brown in this set of dp. I thought it was perfect to pair with this Honey image. I used SCS sketch challenge from last Wednesday for my layout. I even got to use my new lacey square nesties on my image and I pulled out my flower nesties since I didnt have a prima in the colors I needed. I also sponged some SU yoyo yellow around the nestie. Now its time to hop on over to Shelby and be blown away by her fantastic creation. Happy Hoppin!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I only wanna be wanted by you

You know how you start a card and then you look at the end result and think...okay how did I get there!?LOL! So today Im gonna steal a line from one of my fellow stampers...heres my story.. (hugs Cindy!) and warning this is going to be a long post!LOL!

Its challenge time at Kenny K for team B so I started out with this image b/c it was fave from Kenny K's new images just released last week. Shes a cowgirl so of course Im going to color mostly browns b/c our challenge this week was monochromatic. Well as I got everything colored I couldnt figure out another brown color I wanted to use for her top so I decided to give it just a pop of color and stick with mono for the card base. Okay so image is colored so I went looking for a some choc chip dp designs and came across this retired dp from SU. I dont remeber what the name of it was (maybe outlaw) but its the dp that matches the Wanted stamp set so of course now the wheels are turning and I go pull out that set. Now at this point a song keeps playing over and over in my head and its a song by a girl named Jessie James (LMBO!). This song actually used to be my ringtone when my hubby called. So b/c of that then I start making this card for him for a little fun. Since I know now this is for my hubby I started distressing some layers and embossed one of the layers with distressed stripes ef (note: dont distress then run it thru cuttlebug b/c then your dp is VERY easily torn b/c your distressed edges get flattened out in the cuttlebug so emboss first distress 2nd!LOL!) I stamped the medallion from the Wanted set onto the cs tone on tone then embossed it using the stars folder. So by now I've got all the dp layers attached and I have my ribbon and button on. When I put my image against the card it still needs something so I grab the wanted sentiment and hope it fits...good enough so I stamped it off twice and then onto the image. Great!! Now at this point I drop the stamp and have a brown smudge at the top of my dp so now we have stars there and I added one at the bottom just for a little balance. I decided then she had to have some bling so I added some rhinestones to the stars and the twine. Done! Yayy!! Now the reason for my story is this....I took pic of my card done the editing all that fun stuff and so proud of how my card turned out go to load into challenge forum for KK only to realize that ummmm....it was supposed to be a monochromatic CHRISTMAS card!!LOL!! Those blond roots must sure be deep!LOL!! So I hope you enjoyed my monochromatic NON Christmas card! I'll list copic colors below but I wanted to share this song with you since I've sang it all day on the post below. Have a great one!!

Hair: y17, e15, e35, e37, e29, e49
boots, hats, shoes: e33, e35, e37, e39
rope: e41, 42, 43
top, tattoo, and lips: rv42, r24, r27

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Cheeky Christmas with Stamp Something

Todays Stamp Something challenge is holidays colors. I used traditional Christmas colors on this card. I had this scrap of dp from last year and I paired it with my new Cheeky Christmas girl from The Greeting Farm. Of course Cheeky girl is colored with copics and I love playing around with new combos to get me out of my usual color combos like for reds I tend to always grab r24, 27, and 29. For this red combo I tried out r37, r46, r59, and a tad of c5 for the shadows. I really like how it turned out and it really matches the red in the dp better than this photo is showing!LOL! My e000 marker also ran out so I had to start using some other skin tones colors until my refill came in the mail so for this girl I tried more of a pink complexion using r000, r00, e11, and e13 and rv32 for blush. I used e40, e41, e42, and e43 for all the white areas using dots for a little texture. I also added some SU dazzling diamonds for a little sparkle. For her hair I used e31, 33, 35, 57, and 59. Now its time for you to pull out those holiday colors and
join us here on the SS blog. Of course while you're there check out the other fabulous holiday colors samples from the SS ladies. Have a great one!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cutie Tag

Today brings another Kenny K challenge. This week we are playing with tags. I decided to actually make a tag instead of just using a tag on my card. I have never made just a tag and I had alot of fun making this one. I even used a jumbo eyelet and I havent pulled those out in forever. I used nesties labels 14 for the top of my tag for a little something extra instead of just the normal looking tag. I used Queens Cutie from the Glam Gang and added some of the Christmas accessory images (the present and the hat) to make her a Christmas image. I love this set b/c with it you can make any of the KK images work for holiday cards or in this case tags!LOL! You gotta love any way to get more out of your stamps and you can even use the present for a bday card instead of Christmas. I colored Queens Cutie and the present up to match the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly dp. Since I wanted some dimension on this I popped her up on the present. I also added some SU felt snowflakes and SU wild wasabi ribbon. I hope this has inspired you to make some tags and then come join the KK Krafty Girlz on the challenge blog here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thankful Somethings

Since Thanksgiving has creeped up on us so fast Stamp Something decided to make some thankful cards this week. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says.

For my thankful card I used a new release image from CC designs Honey scarf (available today at ATS). As soon as I saw this image and her polka dot scarf the BG Green at heart dp popped into my head and I just had to use it with her. Honey is colored with copics and I added some fun grass and flowers. The sentiment is a retired set from SU Riveting I just covered the image with the button. When I showed the card to my hubby he said "Baby that doesnt look like a Thanksgiving card...wheres the turkey?!"LOL!! Well duh....I didnt say it WAS a Thanksgiving card!LOL!! I know this is short and sweet but Im super tired tonight work is kicking my tail after being sick!LOL! Have a great day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cool Sweetie Pie


Its that time of month again when Honey comes out to play! This month she is a Cool Honey. I paired her with some BG Urban Prarie dp that I thought matched this cool girl!LOL! Since she is such a cool girl I had to give her some sparkle so shes sportin a sparkling shirt and hairbow. I used Mercys sketch for my layout but I had to leave off the ribbon since I dug ALL through my stash and found zip to match this dp! SO I decided to add a small strip of the pink dp with some faux stitching and a button. The sentiment I used is from a Kim Hughes set (I think birds and the bees) but I just thought it fit this Honey pie (tee hee). Be sure and check out the ATS blog for more sneaky peeks at what Honey is up to this month!
BTW Im so glad to be back stamping b/c I was a SICK girl!! UGGHH! I mean sicker than I have EVER been in my life!! Those PreK babies have been giving me some icky germs b/c last Monday I had bronchitis and was just starting to get over that when Friday I got a BAD stomach virus that didnt leave until yesterday. I could not even hold my head up for 2 days without getting sick and my hubby was just about ready to take me to the ER so it was NO fun! Im actually starting to feel like a normal person again(well...as normal as I usually am!LOL!). Have a great day!

Passing the torch

The time has come....I have had a blast playing with Amber Ink this past month and sadly its time to pass my torch. Pam and Amber are a hoot and I have throughly enjoyed my time as a torchbearer with them(thanks for not booting me off the island girls!LOL!). Im super excited to pass my torch to KERRI!!!! Kerri's cards always caught my eye on the SCS challenges and she always makes the sweetest comments and then I found her blog when she was guest DT for ATS and I've been following her blog since (and seriously Im such a goof b/c I was following her blog for a couple of months before I put her blog and SCS gallery together then the light finally came on!LOL!Sorry Kerri!!). Yall all know I love me some cute and Kerri has such a cute style with some great coloring skills and I cant wait to see what she comes up with during her time as a torchbearer! I also want to say Thank You again to Charmaine for passing the torch to me and letting me join in on the Amber Ink fun!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Blog Candy


I recently found a FABULOUS blog-Chelsea's blog Crafting Lifes Pieces is full of eye candy and right now she is offering some blog candy of some super adorable images from Gurlee Girls. Check out Chelseas's blog for a chance to win!

Skating Sparkle and Spots

Todays Kenny K challenge is an easy one for me. Sparkle and spots. I pulled out my MME glitter Christmas stack and paired it with this fun scene my Mama and I came up with. Mama was over here playing and we were messing around with Gimp and we had the idea to pair this fun skater girl image (last months freebie image) with the gift boxes so it looked like she was skating and knocked over the boxes. I love how it turned out! The image is colored with copics and I sponged some SU soft sky around the edges. I added some shine with my sakura clear glaze pen to her eyes and lips then I went over her earrings, bracelets, and zipper on her jacket with the sakura silver pen. I used this weeks Friday sketchers for my layout. It was a great layout to get me out of my CAS kick. I added some bling and pearls for some added sparkle. Im also playing along with the Crazy 4 challenges Christmas challenge. Be sure and check out the Krafty Girlz sparkle and spots creations and then come play along with us! Have a great day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hershey the reindeer

Its Friday and its digi day at Stamp Something!! We have lots of sponsors this week and I got to play with this adorable image from one of our sponsors Sew Many Cards. This is Hershey the reindeer. I had to color him a chocolate color b/c of course a dog named Hershey would be a chocolate colored dog right?!LOL! I colored him all up in Christmas colors and paired him with some cute plaid Christmas dp from my stash. Im not positive where this paper came from but I think it came from a MME Christmas stack from HL. The plaid dp and kraft cs just seemed perfect to pair with this cutie. I really liked this weeks SCS sketch challenge so I used it again and just added some buttons for some simple embellishments. You can check out the sponsors and see what the other Stamp Something girls have played with here the print out those digis and come play along with us!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Turkey Day Betty


Two days in a row I've been able to play in the challenges! WOO HOO!LOL!! I played in todays sketch challenge with this super cute image from Pink Cat Studios. I used one of the SU impression plates on the cherry cobbler layer and if anyone knows a trick to getting a good impression from these I would love to know it! You can see it a little IRL but you cant tell it in the photo at all. I used some baja breeze prints and some pearls from a recollections set from Michaels along with some PTI orange zest ribbon.
Sorry this is so short but I'll be back later to list copics used. I did write them down I just have to find them!LOL!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hansel with Pumpkins Throwdown

Today I have a card for you thats a little less CAS. I still didnt use any dp on this one though. Im going to break out the dp again this since I think its pouting!LOL!

Hansel with pumpkins is an image from CC designs I just had to use before I finished up my fall cards. Hes just too cute! The color throwdown colors (kraft, tangerine tango, marina mist, and riding hood red) were perfect for this fall card too and since I hadnt used Marina mist yet it was a plus. I think I've now used all my new SU colors except the blushing bride. Since the color combo had kraft in it it also fits for this weeks Anyone for Anya kraft challenge. I used the Sweet shops sketch for my layout and I do love this layout! I embossed the riding hood red panel with the distressed striped ef and went over it with distress ink for a barn look which I thought went good with Hansel and the pumpkins. I even pulled out some SU stamps!! I used the circle of friendship set for my sentiment. Brayden has had a student teacher in his class since the first day of school and next week she finishes up her student teaching so this will be the card he gives to her on her last day. Have a great one!!

Copics used:
skin: e50, 51, and 53
Hair: y21, yr21, y28
Riding hood red: r24, r29, r46
Pants (used this as marina mist but it not a great match!): b93, b95, b97
kraft:e41, e42, e43
pumpkins(tangerine tango): yr04, yr09, r09
leaves and stems: yg93, 95, yr23, 24, e44, 47

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sassy Suzi


Am I the only one who gets on stamping kicks? Right now Im still on my CAS kick and I've been playing in some color challenges lately which I usually dont do b/c I usually just pull out some dp I want to pair with an image and use the colors from it. Most of my newer SU cs has been sitting b/c of that (since I only bought cs and not dp) so I decided to go in search of some color combos using them. For this card I used this weeks Color Q challenge. The challenge this week is to use cherry cobbler, cajun craze, more mustard, and taken w/teal or bermuda bay. So the first thing I have to do when doing a color challenge is pull out a sheet of every color and put them together. Then I try to decide where Im going to use the colors on my image so theres a balance of the colors and I use every colors at least once on the image. I used Sassy Suzi from TGF on this card. Shes just too cute and I love coloring her hair. I used this weeks Mojo sketch for my layout and I couldnt work the cajun craze cs in anywhere with this layout so its just in the image. I even pulled out some of my SU pallette of prints for this one (I have a ton of it!!)! Im so proud of me!LOL!! I do love these colors together!
Copics used: Hair: yr15, 18, e09(cajun craze)
Skin: yr000, e00, e21, e13
Bermuda bay (pants) bg15, 23, and 49
More Mustard (jacket) yr21, yr23, yr24
Cherry Cobbler (shirt) r29, 46, and 59 (lovin this color btw!)

Hey there chickadee

Well my plans to stamp this week got put to a halt! I started feeling a little under the weather Tuesday night and then started running a fever. I'm still not feeling 100% but I did manage to play in some challenges today. I cased Jazzytobi's card here for todays featured stamper challenge. I changed the image to Amber Ink's new More 2 love girl. The sentiment I used is from PTI. I thought it was perfect to pair with this girl. I changed the colors to this weeks SCS colors. I havent used espresso or cajun craze yet and I think these colors are great together! I used lots of different browns on this card for Copic creations brown challenge. I love making long cards and haven't made one in awhile so I had to make this one a long card like Tobi's. The card measures 3 1/2 x 6.
Its Sunday so that means the KKKG have come out to play today. This week is Team A's challenge and its to make anything but a square card. You can go here and check out the fabulous Krafty Girlz creations and play along. Theres also some info about a contest going on to name the new Krash Kittenz!! You can find more info on Donna's blog here and get a sneak peek at the new images! If your name is chosen you get the image you named PLUS 2 free single digis!!
Copics used: skin-e000, e00, e11
espresso-e44, e47, e49
khaki pants-e30, e31, e35
cajun-e09, e19
peach parfait-yr04, r05, r08
hair-e34, e57, e47

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Drummer Danny

Now that October is finally over with I hope to be back to posting regularly again and not just DT stuff!LOL! I LOVE being on the DTs Im on but sometimes I wanna stamp just to stamp. KWIM?! Now even though this is one of Kenny K's images and Im on that DT I have been wanting to make this card for awhile now. I flipped when Kenny released these Rock Squad images. This image reminds me sooo much of my hubby that I had to use it and since his band played a big Halloween party Friday night I figured it was the perfect time to give him a "you rock" card!LOL! Of course the image is colored with copics to look like my hubby and I colored the drum kit like his. I also added his band logo to the drum head and he flipped when he saw that!LOL! I didnt want a busy card so I just added some faux stitching and some mini gold brads to the image. I still seem to be on a CAS kick but I had so much fun coloring this image I didnt want the card to be busy especially since I was giving it to my hubby. When I think of masculine cards I usually think CAS. I dont have alot of pics of him in the band but I found this one I took one night at practice and this pic is from Friday night. Blacklights and cellphones dont mix so its a terrible pic but I thought I would share it anyway. Danny couldnt play with his Papa Smurf costume on but it was too funny when he did have it on and Ricky the singer is a hippie. Matt is on guitar and he came out of his costume too!LOL! I didnt get Brandon on bass in the pic but he was Hannibal and he looked freaky!LOL! Have a good night!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kenny K Guy Stuff


Sorry this is late. Im having computer issues so this post will be short and sweet. Today Kenny K is releasing some new Guy Stuff images. These images range from the nerdy boys to the blinged out guys to super heros. I used one of the super hero images for my card and paired him with the BG Wander dp. My sentiment is printed on the dp and is hard to read but it says "Hope you birthday is packed with POW!" Be sure and check out what the Krafty Girlz did with these images on our challenge blog here where the theme this week is anything goes! Then stop by the Kenny K store and take a peek at the new Guy Stuff images! Hope you have a Happy Halloween today!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hostess with the Mostess


My poor desk has been missing me...I would feel it call out to me every time I walked by it this week!LOL!! I finally had a chance to sit down and put together this card tonight. Todays Stamp something challenge is Stamped something (clear or rubber stamps). I used Amber Inks new set that Im just lovin Hostess with the Mostess. This new set from Amber Ink is available NOW in clear stamp or digi stamp!! I love how you can add all the accessories to her tray to make this such a versatile set! I decided to go with Thanksgiving for this card with her. I used some BG Indian Summer dp and the sentiment is from SU. I started out using this weeks SCS sc for my layout but then realized I left off a panel but I still love how it turned out. Sorry the pic isnt great we've had some rain so I pulled out my photo tent and remembered why I havent been using it..my nephew broke one of my bulbs.
Come join us this week at Stamp Something and pull out your clear or rubber stamps and get them inky! Check out what the SSDT got inky this week here!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Angel Honey


Well its seems all my amusement in my previous post about Ski Bunny Honey was all for nothing!LOL! I got the name wrong her name its Skier Honey...just thought I'd let you know that!LOL!
Today as promised I have Angel Honey to share with you. She is a cutie too. I used a couple of SCS challenges on this one. I dont get to play in the SCS challenges like I used to so I was glad to get a chance. I used this weeks color challenge-old olive, concord grape, and cherry cobbler. I love these colors together and couldnt resist using that concord grape again. I also the SCS sketch challenge for this week. Since I made my other two Honey cards on the simpler side I decided to still go with that but this time I went old skool on this card and made my own dp. I decided to go with a hear theme since she has the heart on her shirt so I stamped the heart onto old olive tone on tone and used my copic r59 marker to make the dots. I also embossed the cherry cobbler layer with the hearts ef. I did use nesties on this one but did no sponging. I added some sakura gold to her halo and stardust stickles to her wings. I also gave her eyes, lips, and the heart on the shirt so shine with my sakura clear glaze pen. All the new Honeys are available now at All that scraps. Be sure and check out some the wonderful creations of the digi team using the new Honeys here.
Oh and I almost forgot to list my copics
Hair-r43,46, 59
Olive-yg93, 95, 97
Concord grape-bv11, 13, 17
skin-e000,00, 11 r20 blush
bv20 and colorless blender where used on her white shirt and I used bv11 and colorless blender for her wings.
Have a good one!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Digi Day

Its FRIDAY and its a stamp something kinda day. This week we want to see your digis! So print them out and come play along with us. This week or last week I used a witch image from Sassy Studio and while I was browsing through their site I came across their Fairy tales images and fell in love so you will defintely be seeing more of these!!LOL! But first up is Goldilocks and she is sooo adorable!! I LOVE that hair and it was so fun to color even though just the hair took me about an hour!LOL! I printed her up as Amy would say big head size and colored her up with my copics. I used this weeks Mojo sketch for my layout. The layout was perfect for the big head panel!LOL! Since I was using a Goldilocks image I thought the MME Quite Contrary dp would be perfect!LOL! I think the pieces I used are from the Little Miss Muffet line. The just right sentiment is computer generated and I wish I would have made the font a little bigger.
Sassy Studios is one of the sponsors for this weeks Digi challenge so be sure and stop by the stamp something blog and check out the fabulous samples and check out who else is sponsoring!Happy Stamping!

Hair-e50, y21, 23, 17
dress-rv00,32, 34
eyes-b00,01,12
bears-I used all the e30's different ones for each bear but I cant remember which ones I used on what bears!LOL!

New Honeys

I told yall I had a busy week!LOL! Im back today with two super cute new digis from CC designs. Meet Cheerleader Honey and Ski Bunny Honey (hey that rhymes!LOL! Im so easily amused sometimes!LOL!) Both of these images along with Angel Honey will be available Friday from All that scraps. On my first card I've used ski bunny Honey(teehee..still laughing at that one) and I've paired her with BG Eskimo kisses dp.
I was in the mood for a simple card so I used one of my fave layouts and left off the nesties. I did add some razzleberry polka dot ribbon along with a felt snowflake for just a little something extra. I also added some white sparkly fluff that I got from Eclectic Paperie for snow under her feet but it is hard to see in the pic. Doesnt she just look ready to hit the slopes?!

For my second card I went MUCH simpler. Im telling you this is as CAS as I can get!LOL! I really wanted to keep the layout simple no fuss with dp or nesties and I actually LOVE how this turned out!! I colored her up with our school colors and even added at TC for Tift County Blue Devils on her sweater. I had so much fun coloring up this little cutie that I wanted her to let her shine on the card. I added some stardust stickles to her pom poms and bling in the corners. The blue cs I used is from Coredinations and I have to say I just love how it pops with the white! I know my Mom will LOVE this since i used her very favorite color combo! Shes a true blue devil!LOL! I really wanted to add some blue horns to her head like a headband...Wheres Amy with all her altering of images talent when I need her?!LOL! I found this blue copic combo on someones website and I LOVE it and I had the website and the copics I used for both images written down and I cant find it anywhere! (If you find it Mama let me know b/c I was at your house when we colored these). Now its time to go check out what the rest of the team did with these super cute digis and be sure and check back Friday for my Angel Honey creation. Have a great one!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

More 2 Love

Okay I have to admit...Im so not good under pressure. Im such a dunce and realized late Monday night I was supposed to have a card for today using this fabulous new set from Amber Ink. So I got busy Monday coloring up this image (well thats the easy part for me!) Im telling you if I was a stamp this More 2 love girl would be me!! I love it! So I used me as inspiration and colored her up just like me she even has a purple blackberry in her hand that I can be seen on several occasions with!LOL! Dont you love her sparkling pink and brown polka dot bag?! I have one just like it!LOL! So back to my under pressure story...I came home Tuesday after I went back to work (not quite ready yet from our Fall break) and found Mercys sketch and decided to use it for my layout. Well apparently that was easier said than done!LOL! I took this card apart 3xs! I dont know what was wrong with me!LOL!! I finally got it to where I was satisfied with it (or at least I knew if I took it apart again I was gonna have to start all over!LOL!). I know we all have days like this. Maybe it was going back to work today that threw off my Mojo so that definitely means I should call in tomorrow and stay home and stamp all day right?!LOL!! But enough about me..Are you loving this image?! She is available at Amber Ink and be sure and check out the Torchbearers creations and the new challenge. Im sending this card to a friend of mine who is having hard time so I thought it would be fun to let her know what an awesome friend she has that loves her bunches!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Torchbearer

So I told you yesterday I had some exciting news and here it is!! Charmaine is such a sweetie and she is one of the first people from SCS I ever received a RAK from...well she asked me if she could pass the torch to me from Amber Ink. Of course I said YES!! I think its wonderful how Amber and Pam let their DT pass along the torch and Im already excited thinking about who I will pass the torch too...but until then Im going to enjoy playing with their images!! Tomorrow brings a new release for Amber Ink that Im super excited about!! So be sure and stop back by tomorrow to check that out! Until then here are is a list of my fellow torchbearers

Emily- http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Jackie-http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Lorraine-http://coldwaters2.blogspot.com/
Rhonda-http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bewitched


I have enjoyed my fall break and Im so not ready to go back to work tomorrow!! Over the weekend I had a chance to make a card just because so I went looking through some challenges and saw Jens sfytt. I LOVED Amy Sheffer's take on the sketch and since I have the nesties and havent used them yet I just HAD to case her take on the sketch. I colored up this witch image from Sassy Studio. Love her!! I used the colors from this weeks Color Q challenge to color her up. I have to say I am lovin concord grape for Halloween cards and cant believe this is the first card I've used it on! The ribbon is super yummy too! I also used a mix of some retired SU halloween dps. The small bats are from a border punch from EK success.
Copics used: hair e50, y21, y26, y28
olive- yg93, 95, 97
black- t7, 5, 3
pumpkin pie-yr12, 16, 18
concord grape-bv11, 13, 17
skin-e000, 00, 11
Have a great day and be sure to stop back tomorrow for my exciting news!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Smitten Weather

...I mean mitten weather!LOL!! Today brings a new challenge from the Krafty Girlz at Kenny K and this week its a sketch from Donna. Yayy! I bet you didnt know I LOVE sketches!LOL! I did have to tweak the sketch a bit b/c I couldnt wait to color up Mrs Claus for this sketch. I mean come on!! She would melt any ice around!LOL!! Mrs Claus was released last week along with several other fabulous images from Kenny including an accesory set so you can turn in of your fave Kenny K images into Christmas images! Gotta love that!!
I resisted coloring her in the traditional red so I went looking through my dp for some inspiration and found this Cosmo Cricket mitten weather dp. I think she is rocking the purple outfit. I added LOTs of sparkle and shine to her too. For her eyes, boots, the bells and her lips I used my very much loved Sakura clear glaze pen. I added frosted lace stickles to all the white parts of her suit and hat. I added sakura gold to her belt and the bells. Then I added some Martha Stewart snow glitter to the ground and snowflakes. Be sure and check out the fabulous creations from the Krafty Girlz here!

Copics- hair e50, e42, e43 (love this combo for ash blonde look!)
outfit-v000, v01, v15
bag-r24, 27, 29
boots-c3, 5, 7
skin-e000,30, 31

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stamp Something Halloweeney

Its Friday!! Which means another Stamp Something challenge..just another reason to love Fridays! This weeks challenge is Halloween. I pulled out CC designs Halloween Brigitta and played with her for the challenge. Isnt she cute?! Love the spiderwebs on her hat and dress. Ive been spider crazy this Halloween for some reason!LOL! I used Anyone for Anyas color challenge of purple, silver (gray) and white to color up Brigitta and I also added in some olive green for her hair for some two toned hair. I used a lighter shade of purple (Coredinations cs) than I would normally use for Halloween colors but I like how it turned out with the black and silver. The spider web dp is from Echo Park. I used Jenns sfytt for my layout.For the Glitterbabes challenge I added silver stickles to the lines of the embossed spider web. I also added some my sakura clear glaze pen to go over the punched spider, her eyes, her wings, and the spider and web from her hat. I really dont know how I ever lived without this pen!LOL!! I went over the spider webs lines on her hat with the sakura silver pen-another must have for me. Lots of sparkle and shine on this cutie! Now go check out the other Halloween creations here.

Copics-purple rv91, 93, 95, and 99
olive-yg95, 97, 99
c00-9

Get a Hobby

Well I was a bartender for about 10 years and now Im a guest bar-tender!LOL! Today I get to play along with the bartenders at Raise the Bar challenge. The challenge today is get a hobby. I just had to use this adorable Susie with pie image from Stamping Bazaar. I know I say this often but I just love when a card just comes together so easily. I went looking through my stamps and digi images looking for a hobby image and found this image and remebered there was a sheet of dp from the Recollections fall stack with pie on it. I dont know what Im going to do when I run out of this dp!! Its hard to see in the pic but the dp has "my oh my I love pie" on it!LOL! I used the sweet Sunday sketch for my layout. The layout was perfect for the large image. I even found some Recollections fall pearls in my stash that matched the dp. I sponged all the edges of the dp and around the image while it was still in the nesties with Antique linen. Check out the bartenders and other guest bartenders creations here. Thanks again Joni for letting me play along! BTW..Susie is colored with all the e50's copics the lighter 3 on her face and 5-9 for her body. Have a great day! I know I will today is the start of our fall break. Im so looking forward to 4 days off!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Kenny K challenge

Hello all! Im just poppin by today. We just got home from church and the movies. We went to see Legends of the Guardians and I dont think my kids blinked throughout the entire movie!LOL! They loved it! I have a super busy week this week so it will be a little quiet around here but I hope to have a card or two to show you this week.

Today is Sunday so that means Kenny K challenge day AND its also another release day and these new Christmas images will knock your socks off!! Sooo what are you waiting for go check out what the Krafty Girlz have whipped up this week with the new images here!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Witch Honey

Sorry its been so quiet here on my blog this week! We've had Internet issues this week. Im so glad everything got straightened out in time for me to show us this adorable new image from All That Scraps. Meet Witch Honey available TODAY! You can check out more DT samples here. Honey is also pulling double duty today because its Friday and that means another Stamp Something challenge! This week we are getting punchy! This weeks Mojo sketch was perfect for me to pull out one of my EK Success border punches! You can check out the other SS punchy cards here. Keeping with my promise to myself about playing in more challenges Im also entering this card in The Pink Elephant childhood challenge. I added LOTS of sparkle and shine for the Spoonful of Sugar challenge.

Okay now onto deets about the card. I colored Honey with copics and added some polka dots to her witch hat and skirt using my black copics marker. I added some copper stickles to her hair. My Sister and I ALWAYS had to add glitter to our hair whatever our costume was!LOL! And good grief does that stuff ever stink!LOL! I went over her eyes, lips, the spider and web, and the cats eyes and nose with the Sakura clear glaze pen(dont know how I ever lived without this!LOL!) I also stamped the polka dot background on the button with versamark and embossed with glitter ep since I didnt have a button to match. The dp I used is from MME its another 6x6 sample pack from Die cuts r us.

Copics: hair-yr14, 18, e09, 19 skin-e000, 51, 02 (e93 and 95 for lips, blush and freckles)
shirt and hat-yg03, yg25, and yg17
skirt-y21, 23, yr21
cat-yr21, 23, and 24 (ears yr61 and 65)
boots-100, c7, and c5

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Pyrus Brigitta


Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend b/c I did! I had a blast with my daughter and her friends on a Girls Inc. field trip Saturday (a Disney on Ice Princess wishes show) and yesterday we had a nice relaxing day... AND I got a chance to make a card.
I got this Basic Grey Pyrus dp in my happy mail from Die cuts r us and paired it with CC designs Fall Brigitta. I LOVE this pyrus dp but I will admit I had a hard time with the colors on it. Dont really know why I just did. I had so many markers out on my desk I couldnt begin to tell you what colors I used where..except for the hair. I do LOVEY how her hair turned out! Its a color combo from the wonderful Amys blog-yr21, yr12, yr15, and e99.
I used the Friday sketchers challenge for my layout. I added some sparkle to her wings for the Basic Grey sparkle challenge. This weeks Raise the Bar challenge is FALL. Flower, At least 2 ribbons, and Lots of Leaves. Finally this weeks Pile it on challenge is cute and charming and I think this image definetly fits that! 4 challenges! Woo hoo! Thats good for me!LOL! Im usually doing good to get in one but I do sooo miss playing in challenges so Im trying to get back to playing in them and 4 is a good number to start with. Now Im off to comment on all my blogging friends creations b/c yes I have been a slacker blogger friend again. Im hiding my face in shame over here!LOL! Have a good one!
ETA: Looks like I was late for the Pile it on challenge so it was just have to be 3 challenges.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bling it on

Just a reminder theres a new Kenny K challenge goin on today! Bling it on! So pull out your Kenny K images and bling it up! Check out Team A's wonderful samples on the KKKG challenge blog.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Celebrate Something


Ccceellebrate good times...come on!! Its a Celebration!LOL! Sorry couldnt resist a little Kool and the Gang this morning. So now that I have that song totally stuck in your head for the rest of the day onto the challenge...
Todays SS challenge is of course celebrate. I used this adorable Sweet and Sassy image Cocoas gift. Isnt he so cute peeking out the box?! I need to get started on my Christmas cards so I went with that but you can use the image for bdays also. I pulled out some retired SU dp that I only have a very few pieces left...GASP!! This is my FAVE SU holiday dp and I thought it went great with Cocoa. I also pulled out some of those snowflakes and added it to my button/bow treatment.
Sweet and Sassy is sponsoring this weeks Stamp Something challenge so I decided to use their Sweet Stop sketch for my layout. I always love these sketches! My sentiment is from an H&M set that I cant remember the name of but it was perfect for the challenge. So pull out your occasion stamps and join in on our celebration this week at the Stamp Something challenge blog!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Skeleton Boy


Im back again today with some GF digi images. I've also been on a CAS kick the past couple of days. I used Mercys Tuesday sketch for my layout on this one. I actually did plan to add some embellishment to this but just couldnt find a place to put it I liked!LOL!! I didnt want to cover up the skull dp b/c I just love it with this image!! Speaking of the dp...its super yummy!! Echo Park halloween dp I got at Die cuts r us. I love their 6x6 sampler packs!!
This is my little mans Halloween card since he has had a costume almost exactly like his for Halloween before. It was so cute! All the bones glowed in the dark!LOL! BTW my hubby is standing over me reading my post as Im typing it and ask if I know how to type a sentence w/out an !!!LOL! NOPE!LOL! Have a good night!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Eerie Hallo Bride


I colored up this image over the weekend while I was at my Moms house playing. She was perfect for todays sketch so I paired her with some Eerie dp and made a CAS card (for me!). I didnt use any nesties and didnt mat any of the dp. I added the spider and put some halloween pearls on him. I LOVE this image and HAD to have it!! I wanted to have a Halloween wedding and my Mom thought I was insane but I thought it would have been cute!! I mean the decorating would have been SO easy and fun. I love decorating for Halloween and Halloween cards are my fave to make! Anywho I was going to be dressed like Frankensteins bride and of course hubby would have been Frankenstein!LOL!

Stamps: Hallo bride-The Greeting Farm
Paper: eerie dp, Coredinations purple cs
Ink: copics
Accessories: MS spider punch, recollections halloween pearls

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Cute Lion


Today's Kenny K challenge is pulling double duty!LOL! First up is a sketch by the Lovely Donna AND...we are showcasing some new images! yayy!! This new set of images from Kenny are called Cute Critterz. I used cute lion for my card and paired her with some MME Quite Contrary dp. I loved the flowers in the dp and used some circle punches to mimic the flowers. My oldest daughter had a fit over this card and has already taken it over!LOL! I guess that's a good thing right?!LOL!! Be sure and hop over to the KKKG blog to check out what the Krafty Girlz have created with these new cuties!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Fairy

Guess what?! My Mom always hates when I do that!LOL! I get to add another badge to my sidebar!! The sweet ladies of the Stamp Something challenge have asked me to join them!

My first challenge with them is fall colors which worked great using this weeks curtain call colors! I also used Mercys sketch for my layout. I love how this fairy from The Greeting Farm turned out! Its my first time coloring her up and the colors just worked great with her and I love that the colors are in this BG Green at heart dp. I even jotted down the copic colors I used! Yay me!

So now its time to go check out the lovely creations from the ladies of Stamp Something and check out who's sponsoring this week!pssstt its Simon Says!LOL!! Be sure to join us this week. Hope you have a great one!!

Copics:
e50, 51, and 53 for skin
rv59, rv69 and then colored over all of it with v06 for razzleberry
r24, 27, and 29 for poppy parade
r02, yr04, r05 (make sure you color over all the r05 and yr04 with the r02 for the peach parfait look. I did use just a few places of the r02 especially in the hair but for the most I used yr04 basically as my lightest and then colored over it with r02. Hope that makes sense.) peach parfait
yg25, 63, and 67 for wild wasabi (love this green combo!!)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cbox

Hello everyone! Just stopping in tonight for a quick post. I've been getting some questions in comments and have had a couple of people that I couldnt find email contact on so I decided to add a Cbox to my blog. Its in the right sidebar so if you have a question you can put it there and I will answer it.

I've also noticed I've been getting quite a few new followers lately so I just wanted to tell everyone whether this is your first time visiting my blog or you been here hundreds of times THANK YOU!!! It really does mean alot to me for you stop by and check out my cards and leave such sweet comments!! MWAH to everyone!! Im trying to put together a blog candy so I hope to do that soon. Have a good night!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Marvin the Bat


ETA: Marvin the Bat is available at The Stamping Bazaar.
Im batty for Marvin!LOL!! Isnt he just the cutest!?! I had SO much fun coloring him up and even got to use my SU vintage violet cs. I LOVE Halloween b/c its the only time of year I can use it. I also used some Pebbles inc dp from 2 yrs ago I think. I started using this weeks Saturday sketch but my image was too big so I had to go another direction. (How many posts do I say that in?!LOL!) I know the goop or whatever that punch is called is supposed to going down but I wanted to use it and the only way I could make it work was for it to be going up.
Okay thats it for me today! Sorry such a quick post! Have a good one!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Spooktacular Hallo Witch


Todays featured stamper is Kristen! I had alot of fun browsing her gallery and found this Spooktacular card to case. I kept the colors and used the new Hallo witch image from The Greeting Farm. I also changed the layout to this weeks Saturday sketch from Club Anya. The witch was so fun to color up and of course she is colored with copics! I used some recollections dp from last year that I got at Michaels. I also added some ribbon I won from Jacksonbelle embellishments. I used the EK Success bat border punch and SU scallop border punch. I cut the witch out the nestie and had a little boo boo so I used some bat punches to cover it!LOL! Have a good one!

Stamps: Hallo witch digi image-TGF
Paper: recollections dp, rich razzleberry, pti white
Ink: SU going gray for sponging
Accessories: sponge dauber, bat punch, bat border punch, ribbon from Jacksonbelle embellishments, SU scallop border punch, dimensionals

All stitched up

It feels like its been forever since I made a Kenny K card. Our challenge today is stitching it can be machine, hand, or faux stitching. Since I dont have a sewing machine I added faux stitching...alot of it!LOL! I had a friend of mine come up to me last week and ask me to make a card for her daughter. She wanted LOTS of white, polka dots, flowers, and a sassy rock image. Okay so most of that I can handle. Kenny K's rock chick image is the first thing that popped into my head but...LOTS of white?! Uh HELLOOOO do you not KNOW ME?!!LOL!! I just got this polka dots ef and loved how it matched the size of the polka dots in the MME Quite Contrary dp. Of course I colored Rock chick with copics (listed below) and added some sparkle and shine using sakura clear glaze for her lips, shoes, and earrings, and I went over the guitar strings with the silver pen. Be sure and check out the challenge blog for the rest of the dts cards that will have you in stitches!LOL! Sorry I had to do it!LOL!

Copics: r81, 83, 85, bg23, 15, 49, b21, 23, 24, n01, 3, 5, v01, 15, 06, e000, 00, 11, 30, 31, 55, 57

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Under Wraps

I know Im killin yall with all these CC designs images this week!LOL!! Have I said before how much I ADORE these super cute images?!LOL!! After I made my witch Emma card I had to show Trevor some love too! I knew I wanted to give this weeks Sketch Saturday a try so I used Mummy Trevor from last years Halloween release. I paired Trevor with some MME spiders web dp and embossed the dot and black panels with the spider web ef. I also used a quickutz button punched out in the dot design and popped it up with dimensionals. I really love this dp for a masculine Halloween card so I didnt want to add any girly elements to it. I used some twill ribbon sponged with antique linen to "dirty" it up some and also sponged the edges of the dp and main image. I also used my cutter kit to distress the edges of the dp. Well thats it for me today! Hope you have a great one!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Meet Bramble Lastleaf


Really quick post tonight! This is a late post b/c I had a nice post all worked up and scheduled for this image and I guess blogger was hungry cuz it ate the post!!
Anywho...the new digis are now available at ATS and you can check out some of the dts samples using the new digis here!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Eerie Witch Case


I wanted to stamp this morning so I went challenge surfing!LOL! I cased this card from todays featured stamper. I was inspired by the framing so I used it on my card and changed the layout to the Sunday sketch. I also used the BG eerie dp for the Stamp something spots and stripes challenge. Emma is colored using copics and I added some black rhinestones but kept off any other embellishments since the card was so busy from the dp!LOL!

Stamps: Emma witch
Paper: Coredinations purple, eerie dp, pti white
Ink: copics
Accessories: circle nesties, labels 3 nesties, black rhinestones, dimensionals

Friday, September 10, 2010

Meet Spindle Mossyrock

She is a new fairy from the wonderful Amy who creates the fun Sweet November stamps. The digi dt are playing with these fun stamps this month over at ATS. I paired Spindle with some MME so savy dp. I thought the colors in it were perfect for her! I love that there are fallish colors in the dp. I colored Spindle with copics and cut her out with the curved rectangle nesties and sponged some antique linen around her while it was still in the die. I also used one of the labels dies for the purple flowered dp panels and I covered most of it up with the large image but there is also a scalloped panel under the image. No bows on this card just a strip of the wide so saffron ribbon and a couple of quickutz flowers cut from the dp. I had to use these flowers b/c they reminded me of the flowers in the purple dp. This layout was a little different for me but it was one of those cards that just took on a life of its own!LOL! Check out the other fabulous dt samples here. Spindle and a couple of her friends will be released on Monday Sept 13.

Paper: MME So savy, pti white, sage shadow
Accessories: quickutz flower, gold brads, labels nesties, curved rectangle nesties, SU so saffron wide grosgrain ribbon, PTI large scalloped border die, dimensionals
Ink: antique linen
Copics: e000, e11, e21, g000, bg93, 96, 72, rv91, 93, 95, 99, y21, 23, 26, yr21, 23,24

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bloom and Grow Pippi


I dont know about yall but Im so ready for fall. We had some nice cooler temps this past weekend and it was so nice. I keep thinking if I make fall cards it will hurry it along!LOL!
Whatever the season or event I always pull out those stamps and have them in reach so they get used. So this weekend I pulled out all my fall and halloween stamps to start using them and I had to use one of my faves from last year. This swiss pixie image is sooo cute to me!! I paired her with some MME bloom and grow dp which isnt exactly fall dp but I just love the colors in it which to me are somewhat fall colors. I actually had Pippi colored first and just tried to match her up with some of my dp. I also actually got a chance to play along with the Mojo sketch which I havent been able to do in awhile. This was a fun layout and I cant tell you how long its been since I used my SU tag punches!LOL! I stamped the swirl from Baroque motifs onto the Kraft card with soft sky and stamped the happy hello sentiment over it. I did forget to write down the colors on this one but if you need to know just leave me a comment and I will see if I can figure out what colors I used. Have a great day!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lady Raven


This weeks Kenny K challenge is to use pearls and swirls. I used Lady Raven and paired her with BG Junebug dp. I used a sketch challenge from somewhere but cant remeber who now since I made this last week and forgot to write it down. Of course Lady Raven is colored with copics and I added some sakura clear glaze to her lips and tattoos. The dp is sponged with antique linen and ran through the swirls ef. I had all my layers all ready put together minus the main image and realized I had no swirls on my card so I just ran it through and actually like it better!LOL! Check out the other pearls and swirls creations here. Have a great day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Today sees the launch of the new ROCK SQUAD in Kenny K's Shop and to celebrate we are doing another blog hop and this time Team A is up. Each DT member will be featuring 2 or 3 images from the new release, and the theme for this weeks challenge is MUSIC. We have the most amazing prizes up for grabs
We have Cult Pens offering £25 worth of copic markers and a wallet for storage.




Fantastic Ribbons is offering 10 rolls of ribbon of the winner's choice



Wild Orchid Crafts is offering a package of pearls and flowers




Bearly Mine Designs is offering a Digi Set of the Winner's choice

and finally Kenny K is offering 3 Digi's of the Winner's Choice and 5 Decoupage Sheets
To begin the blog hop start at the Kenny K challenge blog and begin the fun!!
To be eligible to win the GRAND PRIZE you must leave a comment on each blog and then leave your name on the Inlinkz at the last blog in the hop. The challenge closes on Saturday evening and the winner will be drawn by Random.org. There will also be prizes along the way, But you will have to hop to each design team members blog to find out who has them.