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 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!