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( 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!