Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gretel gets dirty

Man its been a HOT week in GA! Sheessh!! We have been staying indoors this week and I've been busy stamping. Most of what I've been working on I will have to wait to show you
but you wont have to wait long. A couple of things before I get onto the card. This Sunday Kenny K is having a release blog hop so be sure and stop by for that. I also have some BIG NEWS to share!! Check it out here!! Im super excited!!
Okay now for the card...I finally got a chance to play in some more of the dirty challenges over at SCS. I got 10 challenges in this card!!! Can you believe that!LOL! My Mom taught me well!LOL! I used Kims grass tutorial but changed the colors. If you havent checked out the Color me copic blog yet you should..tons of info and inspiration! I had alot of fun making this one and I think this card will be perfect for Alana for her first day of school next week. Cant believe she will be in 4th grade! Have a great day!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mad Skillz with Pizzazz

I had alot of fun coloring this Kenny K image. She looks like my girls singing karokee on the Wii!LOL!!Betty asked me to make a sample for todays color challenge: Daffodil delight, pear pizzazz, and crushed concord. Of course I said YES!LOL! Since I dont have my SU order yet...fingers crossed for tomorrow! I had to improvise a little. I sponged the so saffron layer w/so saffron ink for a close daffodil delight. I stamped SU linen background on certainly celery w/versamark and sponged the edges w/versamark for a close match to pear pizzazz. For the concord crush I used Coredinations blue violet. I used Jens sfytt for my layout but changed the oval to a rectangle.

Copics used: r00, e00, e11 for skin, e93 and e95 for blush and tounge, r35, r37, and r 39 for lips, e50, e42, e43 for hair, bv00, bv11, bv13, and bv17 for concord crush, y11, y21, and y23 for daffodil delight, yg11, yg21, yg23, and yg25 for pear pizzazz.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Movie Star Hugz

Hello! Sorry I've missed posting a couple of days this week but this is the last week my neice and nephew are staying here and I've been getting lots of love to last!LOL!!
Today is the Kenny K challenge and Team A is up today with a sketch...and you know me I cant pass up a good sketch!LOL!! I've used Movie Star and she is so cute!! She looks to me like she's got her arms out to give a big hug so I used a hug sentiment on the inside. I paired Movie Star with some MME Penny Lane dp. NO telling how long I've had this!LOL!! I only have this one sheet though and its textured so I prolly ordered it at ATS. This sketch also gave me a chance to pull out some much neglected SU Hodgepodge Hardware. Talk about dust!LOL!! I ran some polka dot ribbon I got from the $1 bin at Michaels and tied on some twine. Its hard to see in the pic but I put some bling on the knot of the twine. Well thats it for me today. Monday I get to go to our classroom and start unpacking everything I spent a week packing 2 months ago! So not ready for the summer to be over!!
Copics used: hair e53, e25, e59, e49: skin r00, e00, e11: clothes v01, v15, v06, g20, g21,g24, e40, e41, e42

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cupcake Kiki

I have a card to share with you today I made for a couple of Dare to get Dirty challenges over at SCS. I used some Nook and Pantry dp from BG and paired it with CC designs Cupcake Kiki. I have actually been hoarding this dp to pair with her and finally got a chance to get the card put together. I colored Kiki using copics and added some sponging around the nestie with Versamagic pixie dust ink.
Brayden is doing much better today. He actually wanted to eat something today besides pudding or ice cream so thats good. His mouth doesnt looks quite as gross today either!LOL! Im such a wimp about those kinds of things. Shhh Mama!LOL!! Tommorrow is the last day that my neice and nephew will be staying here so Im looking forward to my last week before I have to go back to work. I dont plan on leaving my desk!LOL!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

HG Classy Latte

Sorry I didnt have a chance to post yesterday. My son trying to be a monkey and a trip to the ER took over my stamping time. My children must have something against their mouths because they sure are rough on them. Madison busted her mouth open a little over a month ago jumping off the ladder in the pool and landed on Brayden as he was coming up. Not fun! Yesterday Brayden tried to swing from the counter to the kitchen island and landed face first. He knocked one of his teeth loose and his mouth looks sooo gross today!!

Okay so in all of that fun yesterday I really wanted to do the SCS color challenge. Regal rose is my fave pink so I had to play! As I was pulling out the cs I realized I only had a small strip of regal rose!GASP!! Oh no!! So I went through my pinks and found that PTI hibiscus burst is really close so I used that. Now I dont have the peach parfait cs yet but Betty was so sweet to send me a few suggestions on colors that would be close. She said if you use apricot appeal and sponge it with pumpkin pie it was a close match. She also sent me copics she used to color her flower I think she used yr01, r14, and r24. Well I dont have r14 or r24 so I had to start what I did is use yr02, yr20 which is what I use for apricot appeal and yr16 which is what I use for pumpkin pie when coloring. I colored her dress using rv10, rv13, and rv14. For olive colors I used yg93, yg95, and yg97. I also added in some chocolate chip e44, e47, and e49. I wasnt in the mood to use any dp so I pulled out and dusted off some of my background stamps. On the hibiscus burst layer I stamped linen with regal rose ink and I stamped french script onto olive cs with choc chip ink. I used one of the dare to get dirty sketches for my layout. I know this little girl looks like shes ready for a tea party but I didnt have any tea sentiments so I pulled out an oldie stamp from Treehouse Friends and lattes. I think the font of the sentiment looks good with the french script background. That's it for me today! Hope you have a more uneventful day than I did yesterday!LOL!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gracie's Christmas Rose

Stop! I promise your at the right blog!LOL!! I know this is so totally different than my normal style but I was in the mood for something different. My Mom and I recently purchased some digis from a couple of the places Crissy designs for. This weeks challenge at Sunday with Crissy is Christmas in July. Now I will admit I probably cheated a tad on this one. Its very hard for me to get inspired to make a Christmas card with 100 degree weather!LOL! I knew I wanted to use this Gracie's roses image b/c it reminds me Christmas pictures we always get made for the kids so I went through some of my Christmas dp and came across this piece from BG wassail. Ive been wanting to try some monochromatic coloring and thought this sweet image was perfect for giving it a go. I used warm greys to color her and added some antique linen to the edges. I used another crocheted flower Anne was so sweet to send me and sponged it also w/the antique linen. I used Jens sfytt for my layout. Im really happy with how this turned out! See...never hurts to try something different!LOL! Have a good one!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Download Diva

Today is the second Kenny K challenge and Team B is up with a sketch. I love this layout and will be using it again and I hope you want to play along too! For my card I used Kenny's Download Diva image and colored her using copics. I paired her with some BG Lime Rickey dp. I love the yellow and greens in this. So fun and summery! I was inspired by Toris sentiment panels. I love how she airbrushes them but since I dont have the airbrush system I decided to do some sponging instead. I sponged yoyo yellow in the center and went around the outside with pti new leaf ink. I also used some Bazzill bitty blooms and SU 3 flower punch for my flowers. Check out what the other girlz did here.

High Hopes Farmhouse

Ive had this Cosmo Cricket farmhouse dp for awhile now and have been wanting to pair it with some images from last years High hopes farm release. I finally got a chance to last night while everyone was sleeping...and I couldnt!! I had this card in my head so I decided to try to put it on paper. Didnt quite happen the way I pictured but here it is. I wont tell you how long I fooled with the buttons and circles!LOL!! Dont look too closely or you might see where I moved a button!LOL! I used Taylor's sketch. I love the sketch and wanted to use flowers but didnt have any that really matched so I used buttons instead. Note to self...need more flower punches, flower nesties, etc.! Hope you have a great weekend and dont forget to check back tommorrow for my Kenny K challenge card!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Olivia cutie

I know...surprise...surprise another Kenny K card!LOL!! Im sorry if you're tired of them but I just love coloring them!! I promise I do have something else to share tomorrow and then Sunday is the Kenny K challenge.

The image I used for this card is called Queens cutie and I just love the look on her face and I thought this sentiment from MFT just fit. I colored Cutie with copics and used my fave brunette combo e71, e74, e77, and e79. I used e000, e00, e11, and e13 for her skin. Rv42 for blush and lips. For her clothes and shoes I used r000, r11, r22, yg91, yg95, yg97, bg10, bg72, bg78, and c0-c9 to match the Olivia bg dp. I drew a line under her to ground her and colored using the c0-c3. This image is perfect for the out of the nestie technique so her legs are out of the box. I used Jens sfytt for my layout-another fabulous layout from Jen.

My little man had a great day yesterday. We went to his fave place to eat for lunch and then we went to a local place called Wilder's world. The kids love it! Its a huge place filled with those inflatable bouncing/jumping things, slides, everything. So they bounced their brains out yesterday and then we came home to fix his bday dinner of double decker tacos and strawberry cupcakes w/strawberry icing. Of course we had to finish it off watching Avatar on Netflix. Have a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

All that

well..not so much today!LOL!! This another card that Im not totally happy with, but Im sharing it anyway. Sorry about the pic too...I was running short on time and just had to go with what I had and there are alot of shadows on my card.
First off Im having a blast coloring up all these sassy and cute images from Kenny k. This one is actually called All that. I colored her with copics to match the MME jack and jill dp. I wanted to do something a little different so I decided to cut her out. I used Mercys sketch for my layout and then realized the bottom is supposed to be 3 panels not 4..oh well!LOL!! Just one of those days!LOL! We're heading out today to spend the day celebrating my baby's bday. Cant believe hes 7 yrs old today!! Have a great one!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I wanted to make a quick card before I met my lil sis for lunch today so I took a peek at the sketch. I already had my image colored so I threw this card together for todays sketch challenge. I colored this Kenny K girl using copics to match the BG euphoria dp. I only have one sheet and didnt know what it was until Pam posted a card for Mercys sketch last week. I added some cotton candy stickles to her ice cream and sakura clear glaze to her eyes, teeth, and lips.
Copics used
hair: e37, e57, e47
skin: e000, e00, e11, e20
jacket and shoes: v01, v15, v06 (lovin this combo!!)
shirt and shoes: e40, e41
jeans: b93, b95, b97
ice cream and lips: rv00, rv21, rv23, rv25

Monday, July 12, 2010

Green At Heart Angel

Yesterday was an exciting day! We had a pool party for our birthday babies! I have 2 with a bday in July and Aug and my step sis has a little one who turns 1 today. So we had a big Toy Story 3 bday bash at my Moms yesterday. Yesterday was also the first challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz. The DT is divided into 2 teams and team A had the first challenge and its pastels. So pull out your pastels and Kenny K images and play along here and check out team A's gorgeous creations! Next Sunday team B (that Im on) will bring you another fun challenge.
Okay enough blah blah!LOL!! Onto the card..I got some goodies in the mail this week that included BG Green at heart dp. Ohhlala!! Love the colors in this! I had this KK uptown angel image waiting to be colored up so I grabbed her and colored her with copics. I tried a new (for me) skin tone on this one. I used r00, e21, and e95. I used e93 for blush. Her hair is colored using e13, e15, e17, e19. I was going for a khaki for her pants so I used e30, e31, and e33. For her shirt and shoes I used yr12, yr15, and yr18. I also added some orange peel stickles to her earrings and some clear glaze to her eyes, lips, teeth, and belt. I sponged memeto canteloupe ink around the nestie. I used Friday sketchers for my layout. A fun sketch but I had to try REALLY hard not to add a bow to that dusty durango polka dot ribbon!LOL! It really did look better without it though! I added some kraft brads and colored a paper daisy using yr18 and added a button and some pti twine. Well thats it for me today! Have a great one!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ya Old Buzzard

This weeks FS is Stephanie and since my Mom is hosting this week she asked me to make a sample. As I browsing through Stephanie's great gallery I came across this buzzardcard. My Dad's bday is this month and since I love picking on him about him being over 50 now I knew this image and sentiment were perfect! I even had the dp Stephanie used! I changed the layout and left off the stitching. Instead I distressed and sponged the edges and added the library clip and mini brads. Image is colored using copics and of course I didnt write them down (again!). The copic creations challenge is birds so Im entering this card. Buzzards count as birds right?!LOL! I wanted to thank everyone for all their sweet comments about my crappy week!LOL!! After alot of searching I was able to find everything on my computer except my archive of edited cards waiting to be shared so thankfully I still have all of them and can just take another pic. Thats it for me today! I have a quiet house and Im taking advantage!LOL!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Trevor Shell-o

Man what a week I'm having!! Seriously!! I have had a horrific earache/toothache for 3 days and today I finally felt better so I got on here to post a card I made over the weekend and I wiped out ALL of my pics/digis...EVERYTHING from my windows photo gallery. I finally found it and tried to restore it and still....nada!! So needless to say this will be another quickie post....or something else might go wrong!LOL!! I made this card for this weeks Sketch Saturday and used some Paper Studio dp I picked up on my last trip to Michaels or HL?!! Cant remember which one carries it. I got this dp just to use for Trevor. I paired it with some kraft cs for a more beachy look. Of course Trevor is colored w/copics and I wrote them down but in the chaos of organizing my cs and dp it got thrown away! sorry! I'm pretty sure his hair is e21, e25, and e27 and his clothes are yg11, 13 and 17 and b00, b01, and b12. For the sand e31, e33, e35 and the shells e40, e41, e42. Hope you have a great weekend..and dont forget this Sunday is the first Kenny K challenge!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Granny's Big Girl Panties

Since its getting close to CHA again I've been thinking about what a fantastic time I had in July of last year in Orlando. One of the highlights of our trip was helping with the OCL girls at the Splitcoast booth. Cambria and Joy were such sweeties and gave me this adorable Granny set as a Thank you. When I saw todays colors I decided to pull her out and play. She makes me smile and her hair is so fun to color. I added some sakura clear glaze to her glasses and jewerly then I added stardust stickles to the flowers on her dress. I used this weeks sweet spot sketch for my layout. The inside sentiment reads "I LIVE in my big girl panties!" Well thats it for me today. I have a big task of trying to get my dp and cs organized today. Cross ur fingers for me!LOL!! Have a good one!
Copics used:
Grannys hair: bg72, bg11, bg10, c3, c1
Dress, shoes, and panties: rv69, bg72, bg75, bg78 y21, y26, e40, e41
skin: e000, e00, e11
chair: e42, e43, e44

Monday, July 5, 2010

MME Swiss Pixie

When I posted my mint chocolate chip bear and I said how much I loved the mint green color a friend of mine sent me a message telling me about a MME stack that had mint green in it. Wanna know the sad part?! I actually already had the dp and it was sitting in a drawer untouched!LOL!! I had forgotten all about it! So I pulled it out and paired it with this Swiss Pixie and colored her up. I saw another hair color combo on Melyssa's blog I had to try... Im stuck on red heads for some reason!LOL! I used Tracys ESS sketch for my layout. I had to add some flowers around the image to cover up my out of the nestie boo-boo since there was no way I was trashing the image so Im actually not thrilled with how my card turned out. I know we all have days like that...I dont love my card but I cant put my finger on what it is about it I dont like!LOL!! I do love how her hair turned out and I love the dp and colors in the dp so Im going to leave it at that!LOL!! Hope you have a great day!

ETA: I keep forgetting to list my copics! Sorry! Here they are for this card...
skin: e000, e00, e11
hair: yr15, yr18, e09
wings: c1, 3, 5
skirt: y32, 35, 38
shirt: bg72, 75, 78
shoes: yg41, 45

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Early Bird Kiki

Hope you all have a great holiday today! We had to do our celebration Friday since most everyone had to work today. We went to Mama's and had a great time and now Im really glad we did it Friday since its looking like a cloudy day here in Ga.

Yesterday we got to do something we havent done in a long time! Too long! No kids, no hubbies, just me and Mama and our stamps, copics, and paper..ahhhh!LOL!! We decided to do the Quixotic sketch challenge and I colored this adorable Kiki image from CC designs. I did my grass different on this image and Im thrilled with how it turned out! I paired Kiki with some Cosmo Cricket early bird dp I found in my stash. Hope you dont get too tired of it b/c I colored 3 different images yesterday with the colors from it!LOL!! I already had all the markers out from this Kiki image and the race was on rain delay so I colored away. I laughed so hard at hubby last night b/c the Daytona race was on and the UFC fight started at 10 so we had the race on the bedroom tv and the fight on the living room and he was running back and forth all night!LOL! So after he got tired of running back and forth he had the kids watching his cars on the race and coming back and giving reports!LOL! Men...enuf said!LOL!!

ETA: Copics used
skin: e000, e00, e11
hair: e21, 25, 27, 29
puppy: e40-47
dress and headband: bg72, 75, 78, r24, 27, 29, y21, 23, 26
grass: yg91-97

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Exciting News!

If you follow along on my blog you may remember a couple of cards I made with some new sassy and cute digis from Kenny K. I applied for the DT call and guess what?!?.....Yeppers!! I am a Kenny K Girl!! Yayy! You can check out all the other Kenny K Girlz on my sidebar along with the shop and a new challenge blog that will begin July 11.
So of course since I was so excited I had to make a card!LOL!! Hey we're stampers thats what we do!LOL!! I knew I wanted to use this Star image but I wanted to give her a more of a goth look. I went digging through my halloween dp and came across this BG dp from last Halloween. SCORE!! Love it! So I colored Star to match the dp and added some SU perfect plum (geesh cant even remember last time I used that color!) sponging around the nestie. Of course she had to have a little bling and sparkle so I added some black rhinestones to the stars, stardust stickles to her boots and silver stickles to her guitar. Oh and BTW Brayden says this is his girlfriend!LOL!!! I used Sketch Saturday for my layout. I think this is actually my first time playing along with their sketch-it was a fun sketch to work with. Oh and I was a good girl and wrote down my copics!
Hair-100, c9, c7, c5, c3
skin-e50, e51, e53, rv42 for cheeks, yg00, yg03 for eyes
guitar-yr12, 16, 18, c1, c3, c5
boots/outfit-yg93, 95, 97, 99, v91, v95, v99
Have a great day!!