Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Nicola's Sketch Challenge

I made this card for Nicola's (My Paper World) sketch challenge. love affair with Groovy Guava continues. Thank you for the wonderful challenge Nicola, and I think your sketch is really cool!
Have a nice day everybody and thank you for stopping by!

cardstocks: Papertrey Ink and Groovy Guava, DP Groovy Guava, stamp: TAC, sentiment: Amuse, inks Groovy Guava, Nestabilities oval dies, flowers Prima Sprites, ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon, pearls and mini-brads

So Groovy Baby!!!!!

I don't know if it's the pain pills or what...but....for some reason ...Groovy Guava was a "hit" with me today! While making this card, images of Austin Powers saying "Groovy Baby" kept popping in my head. Am I a "nut" or what!!!!

cardstocks Papertrey Ink and Groovy Guava,DP Groovy Guava from SU,stamp TAC, the stick pin,flowers and beads are from SU , Dew Drops, extra fine glitter, paper pierce tool, ribbon is from Realy Reasonable Ribbon,pop dots, ink Groovy Guava and Nestabilities oval dies

Monday, April 28, 2008

A couple of note cards

Although I did manage to make a couple of note cards today, nothing went as planned! After various layouts and color combinations, I ended up with two simple cards. I hate it when I can't bring my ideas to "life".
Due to my on-going issues with pinched nerves in my neck and back,tomorrow I'm scheduled for a pain management session. Usually after a pain management session,I feel quite terrible for a few hours. Beside the constant pain issues, I'm OK!! My doctor just wants me to try the pain management treatments for a while. So.......I will not post anything else until Wednesday. Thank you all for stopping by and I will see you all Wednesday!

Note card #1 stamp Pink Cat Studio, sentiment SU, cardstock and DP from my stash, ink Adirondack Pitch Black, Nestabilities sm. rectangle dies, Copic markers, mini-button brads and flowers from TAC

Note card #2 stamp High Hopes Rubber Stamps, cardstock Papertrey Ink and scrap stash, Nestabilities sm. oval dies, inks Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers ,Cuttlebug polka-dot embossing folder, mini gold brads, extra fine glitter and ribbon from my stash

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Where did the time go?

I can't believe how fast the days have flown by!!! Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to post a card or two. I have been busy coloring in several stamped images though. All I need to do now is decide on my DP's and what color cardstock to use etc.

Sooooo......hopefully tomorrow I'll have something to share with everyone. Take care and have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Allison's Selective Sunday Challenge

This little compact card is for Allison's Selective Sunday Water Challenge. After reading Allison's blog to see what the challenge was about, I took the plunge and "got busy"

I have been practicing on making circular cards and finally "got it right" after a few trials and errors. I used my largest Nestability scallop circle die for the base of this card. All I did was place the scallop die on a piece of folded cardstock. (4 1/2 X 4 1/2) In order to make the circular card open up like a book, the die has to overlap a bit on the folded seam of the cardstock. I don't have a measurement, I "eyeballed" the distance. I followed this same procedure for the entire card. After I finished assembling the card, it reminded me of a make-up compact.

So ....this idea pops into my head to place a picture where the mirror normally is and stamp a small message where the make-up is positioned. I ran an old picture of my son through the Wizard , using a smaller scallop and circle die. After that I stamped my message on the inside of the card and added a bit of journaling to make it complete.

stamp: Whipper Snapper
sentiment: Whipper Snapper and TAC
cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Barely Banana
inks: Adirondack (Pitch Black), Barely Banana and Copic Markers
pale yellow pearls, extra fine glitter and ribbon is from my stash

Thank You for stopping by

It's the little things............

Hello Everyone!
Today's post is going to be short and sweet.
I purchased this stamp set from TAC a few months ago.(stamp of the month promotion) While looking over my stamps, this particular stamp kept "calling me"! This stamp is small and perfect for a 4X4 size note card or invitation etc. Well.... I better get a few hours of sleep, 7:00 a.m. will be here before I know it.
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

stamp and sentiment are from TAC, cardstocks are Papertrey Ink and The Cut Cardstock Company (Black Shimmer) and a scrap piece, inks are Adirondack and Copic Markers, Nestabilities sm. round and scallop dies,Cuttlebug polka-dot embossing folder, mini brads, paper pierce tool and the ribbon is from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Company.

Monday, April 21, 2008

How was your weekend?

For a change Spring has finally sprung in Michigan and the past few days have been heavenly! After spending time with my family, I finally got around to stamping and I stamped up a mini storm! When I get into a mood like this, time flies's just me, my coffee and my stamps.
Today I have three cards that I want to share with you all. The first two are the cute penguin stamps from Imaginisce. They are called Penguin Chick and Penguin Dude. The base card stock is from Papertrey Ink and the rest of the papers are from my scrap pile.(yeah!!!) I used Copic Markers to color in the cheeks and nose of both penguins. I used my Nestabilities circle and circle scallop for both cards. I also used my paper pierce tool, Black Stickles,pop dots and extra fine glitter to embellish. The flowers are stickers and they are from my stash. The embellishments for Penguin Chick are a soft pink pearl,ribbon ( a gift) and I paper pieced her hula skirt.


This stamp "Ice Cream" is one my favorite stamps from TAC! It has been packed away over a month and I decided that it was time to "ink it up"! While deciding what papers to use, I remembered the Sixxix pastel paper pad that I found the other day. I had forgotten all about these papers, and I happened to find them at the very bottom of my storage container. It really is a shame to hoard papers like this!!! *smile* I know... I'm guilty and should be better organized. One of these days, I'm going to get all of my papers organized and labeled, until then...I'll keep finding hidden treasures. *smile*
The details

stamp: Ice Cream (T-2630) TAC

sentiment: Tagtidbits ((T-1186)
inks: Adirondak (pitch Blk.) and Copic Markers
cardstock: Papertrey Ink and DP Sixxix pastel paper pad
Nestabilities oval and oval scallop dies, Cuttlebug polka-dot embossing folder, Really Reasonable Ribbon, and flowers are stickers from my stash.

Thank You for stopping by:)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Look at these cute stamps I won...

I won these cute penguin stamps from Teri, her blog is Big Ideas From A Little Girl. Teri has some of the cutest cards and creations, click here and see for yourself! I was on "cloud nine" when I received the news.
Thank you for sharing Teri and congrats to the other Lucky Seven Winners.

I have a lot of stuff to do this weekend (nothing new about that!) So I will be checking back in on Sunday with something new. Have a safe and wonderful weekend everybody.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ila's High Hopes Sketch Challenge

A few days ago I finished coloring my High Hopes stamped image and was at a lost on what to do with it! While browsing and leaving my comments on various blogs, I noticed that Ila has a sketch challenge going on. While studying the sketch, I knew immediately that my stamped image would work well with it. I tried different DP backgrounds but I wanted something different. While looking through my stash, I found this laser die cut paper that I purchased from my LSS. I originally brought this paper for my scrapbook layouts but decided to give it a try on my card and I was pleased with the results.
This card is larger than the normal sized cards.(6 1/2 X 5 1/2) I made it larger because my image is larger than the average stamp. When I purchased this stamp, I got a couple of freebies as a bonus, and the puppy was a freebie! After coloring in both images with my Copic Markers, I cut them out and applied pop dots for dimension. Instead of using a square mat, I decided on a circle and set the girl image within the matted circle. I placed the puppy at her feet. To embellish my card, I used Stickles, gems, flowers and mini-brads. I don't know why the Stickles look so dark, IRL it looks better. I like some sparkle when I embellish but sometimes I don't feel that Stickles is giving me the "umph" that I desire. I think from now on, I'm going to try using an extra sparkly type glitter.
Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tweet Tweet

I can see why these bird stamps are so popular and I love this stamp a lot! This particular stamp is from Whippper Snapper and I think it's very cute! I should have named my blog Stamp and Paper Freak because I love them so much.*smile*

After a week of making cards "on the fly",I'm trying to make cards for different occasions in advance. It seems lately that I don't have anything "on hand" for any occasion. So between all of these doctor appointments this week, I'm going to try to make three cards at one time. I desperately need an assortment of all occasion type cards.

Thank you for stopping by:)

cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
stamp: Whipper Snapper
inks: Adirondak and Copic Markers
nestabilies circle shape dies, ribbon from Michael's and Robin Eggs

Monday, April 14, 2008

More beautiful RAKs !!!!!

The beauty of having friends.....Beauiful RAKs!

Gail of A DRAGONFLY GARDEN sent me this beautiful card. Gail is so creative and I love this card very much!

This beautiful card is from Jen of Pieces of Me. Jen is a sweetheart and I adore this beautiful card!

Cheryl (Mochamoma) sent me this beautiful package of stamped images, card stock, ribbon and brads. I can't wait to color in these beautiful images and I love the ribbon!

From Sherry Bowman..This card is really very pretty "IRL" the butterfly is 3-D and I was so mad at myself when a few drops of coffee wasted on my card.

Hello everyone and how was your weekend? Mine was OK and I spent the better half of it resting. I still have a few important appointments this week and I will try to post some of the cards I'm working on in between appointments.

Fast forward to the good are a few more beautiful RAKs that I have received. Everyone has been so good to me and I truly appreciate it!
Thank you all very all have truly made my day and I am very thankful.