Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stamp Something's Layout Challenge

I made this layout for Stamp Something's layout challenge. According to the rules the layout has to have the following... A title, 3 buttons, 2 different types of ribbon, 4 brads, 2 stamped images and pictures of only yourself! (making a layout with pictures of yourself is hard!!!) This was a bit tricky but I did my best and this is my interpretation. Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration Alex!

I'm sorry for the bad lighting, my layout would not fit into my picture box and it was impossible to get a good picture. Have a wonderful evening and thank you for stopping by:)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

OOC's Christmas in July Theme Challenge

I'm trying to keep up with Our Creative Corners (OCC) weekly challenges. Its tiring but these challenges keep me busy. This weeks theme is Christmas in July! My stash of Christmas DP is "nill" and I had to use pieces from my scrap pile. The dimensions of these cards are 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. the stamp is from The Cats Pajamas and the sentiment is from SU's Circle of Friendship Set. The DP is from my stash and I used Spellbinders die templates to mat my image. The inks are Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers. Other embellishments are ribbon, Dew Drops and paper pierce tool.

I also have a couple of awards to post.

The BFF award is from Stephnie! Thank you so much for awarding me Stephie! I'm going to check around to see if I have any friends left to nominate. This award is very popular right now:)

This award is from Marlou! Thank you Marlou, you are very kind!

Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day:)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


For those of you that love to participate in sketch challenges, Little C's is now featuring a weekly sketch challenge. This weeks sketch was designed by Julee Tilman . (owner of Verve Visual)
To help get your creative juices flowing, members of Little C's DT will post their creations for this weeks challenge on their blogs.

This is my take on this weeks LCWC #2 sketch.
Once you are finished with your sketch, send a link to Jen (Pieces of Me) We look forward to viewing your creations

Little C's DT
Jean - Stamping Spot Studio
Maria - Stampin Inspirations
Teri - Big Ideas From A Little Girl
and Jen - Pieces of Me

c/s SU and PTI, DP stamp Odd Bird Planet and sentiment SU, inks Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers, Spellbinders sm. rectangle and circle templates, paper pierce tool, flowers, Dew Drops , extra fine glitter and ric rac

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day:)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Mail and a new Sarah Kay Card!

Hello everyone, I'm sorry I was MIA a couple of days. My husband and I went away for the weekend and I really needed the break! We had a wonderful time but I'm glad to be home. (I think I was missing the kids a bit but don't tell them!)*smile*

Before we left for our trip, I received this awesome RAK plus some goodies in the mail from Barb! I love this card and the coloring is awesome. The peaches look so real!! Barb is super talented and her cards are beautiful!!! Thank you so much for the "happy mail" really made my day!

I also managed to finish another Sarah Kay image fromLittle C's . Wow....I tell you...these stamps are the cutest and I love playing with them! I used the same sketch plan that was designed by Maria last week. (LCWH#1) The image is from Little C's and the sentiment is from SU. All card stock and DP are from Papertrey Ink. The inks are Adirodack Pitch Black and Copic Markers. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangle and sm. circle templates to mat image. Embellishments are flowers from Myra Road, Dew Drops and extra fine glitter.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day:)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Another Froggy Card plus an Award!

Here's another card I made using the images that I downloaded from Pink Petticoat. After I download the images, I will proceed to color in a few and set them aside for later. So... when I'm pressed for time, I simply put a card together and choose a pre-colored image for my card and presto....a quick card!!!! Well..... my version of a quick card! lol

I also have been awarded this award byIla ! What a pleasant surprise and thank you very much Ila! Now I have to award 5 people and this part really sucks for me because I enjoy every blog that I visit and to only choose 5 people is a tough decision for me!

The rules of this award are............

1. Only 5 people allowed.

2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog

3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.

This is my way of saying thank you for visiting my blog and I truly wish that I could have given an award to everyone!!!

1. Deb N.
2. Jana
3. Barb W.
4. Anna P.
5. Mel....New!

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by:)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sealed with a Kiss.........

Today I received my first DT package from Jen owner of Little C's Stamps n Things. I was overwhelmed with joy when I spied the Sarah Kay Stamps and these adorable stamps can be found at Little C's on-line here! My mind immediately went into gear thinking about different color combinations, what paper to use etc. After I planned my colors, I decided to pair everything with Maria's sketch and I was very happy with the results! Thank you for the inspiration Maria:)

The stamp is a Sarah Kay Stamp and the sentiment is from SU
All of the DP is from PTI (Papertrey Ink)Bitty Baby Blessings paper pack and the card stock is from PTI and SU's Certain Celery, the inks are Adirondack Pitch Black, Su's Apricot Appeal and Copic Markers, Spellbinders rectangle and sm. circle die templates, the flowers are Prima Flowers (Obbessions collection), Last but not least, I used pearls, Dew Drops,paper piercing and dimensionals to finish embellishing.

BTW....if you are interested in a sketch challenge, make a card according to the sketch above and link your card to Jen!

Have a wonderful evening and thank you for stopping by:)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How "berry" nice and candy alert!

You Are a Strawberry

You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.

You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.

You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.

Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.

You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.

In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.

Candy Alert!

Ila has some great "blog candy" up for grabs. Clink here to check her out!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful evening:)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Friday Sketchers #11 and Our Creative Corner's Dry Embossing Challenge

Happy Monday everyone and I hope your weekend was a nice one:)

I've been super busy coloring the images that were sent to me by Nicola. I wasn't able to use my Copic Markers so I had to play with my Prismacolor Pencils instead. poor neglected limited supply of Prismacolor Pencils were screaming for attention and I gave it to them! lol (I desperately need to invest in a larger color selection)

I guess I felt pretty energetic today because I completed two cards! Yeah for me!!!
I made these cards for Friday Sketchers #11 sketch challenge and for Our Creative Corner card Challenge. I found Our Creative Corner's blog by browsing different blogs and decided to give their challenge a try. Here is my take on the sketch provided by Friday Sketchers DT and my take on the embossing theme challenge from Our Creative Corner.

Magnolia images a gift, sentiment Su's Circle of friendship set, the butterfly is from Pink Cat Studio, c/s Papertrey Ink and Bazzill, inks Prismacolor Pencils & OMS and lavender and ocean blue chalk inks, Spellbinders oval and circle templates, ribbon Really Resonable Ribbon, flowers Myra Road, Dimensionals, Signo White gel pen, extra fine glitter, paper pierce tool, Dew Drops and pearls. I also embellished the ribbon with a charm and silver cord.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by:)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Mail!!!

Hello everyone and I hope you are enjoying your Saturday afternoon. Once again the weather is hot and muggy!! I think I'm going to stay inside where its cool and spend my day crafting. Getting back to my "happy mail", I received my lovely card and images from Nicola of My Paper World. Every time I receive a RAK from my friends, I am in awe of how pretty they are IRL! (in real life) The camera doesn't do the cards justice. Also....take a look at all of the images she sent me...WOWZERS...I'm going to have a grand time playing with these goodies! So yummy:)
In case you aren't familiar with Nicola, click here and see for yourself, you are in for a real treat!
Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by:)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Exciting News!

Hello everyone and thank goodness it's Here in Michigan the weather is warm and very muggy! I don't mind the heat but the humidity drives me nuts!!! lol

Getting back to my exciting news, Jen who owns the online store Little C's has asked me to be a part of her design team. I am very excited and of course I said YES!!! Jen is very talented and so very kind and I consider it a privilege to be on her design team!
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity Jen!!!

The other DT members are...

Lori Agena - Love To Dream, Skyz Da Limit
Ellie Augustin - Scrapbook Mama
Maria Bell - Stampin Inspirations
Jodie Cole - Hawaiian Angels
Teri Suzuki - Big Ideas From A Little Girl

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Super Quick Card!

Today was a busy one for me but I did find time to make a quick card. The image is another download from Pink Petticoat and the DP is from my scrap pile. I used my paper pierce tool, pearls, Dew Drops, Signo Pen,and ribbon(Papertrey Ink) to embellish. Both card stocks are from Papertrey Ink and I colored my image in using my Copic Markers. I also used Spellbinders rectangle template dies to mat my image. I almost forgot to mention that I used extra fine glitter as an embellishment as well.

Have a great day everyone and thank you for stopping by:)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Strut your stuff!

I turned a goof- up into a good thing with this card. While I was measuring my 12X12 piece of cardstock, I somehow overlooked my measuring point on my Scor Pal! I didn't notice the error until I cut my card stock on my paper trimmer!!! I was really mad at myself at first and then I calmed down and said to myself "you are going to USE IT as it is" and that is what I did! The card face is shorter(3 1/2 X 5 1/2) and the rear is the standard card size this day I don't know how I messed up the measurements!! Anyhow, after I jazzed the card up, I was pleased with the results! To give the card some balance, I cut a piece of DP (Glitz Paper Co.) and used my scallop scissors for a decorative border. Then I attached the DP to the inside of the card and layered a smaller piece of c/s to the DP for a finished inside look. The scalloped border serves as an decorative edge.
The card front's DP is by the Glitz Company and I used White c/s to mat it. Both stamps and sentiment are from the Odd Bird Planet (formally Just Johanna's). I stamped the flamingo and floral flourish on an imaging sheet using my thing-a-ma-jig. Then I lined up the imaging sheet on the oval shaped c/s and stamped both of the images. I colored in the images with my Copic Markers and embellished with extra fine glitter. Although it sounds like it was a lot of work, once I "got into it" everything came together rather quickly and I was pleased with the outcome!

stamp and sentiment: Odd Bird Planet, c/s Papertrey Ink and Bazzill Black and Rose Shimmer, DP Glitz Paper Co., Spellbinders oval templates, inks Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers, flowers SU and Prima, ribbon Really Reasonable Ribbon, scallop scissors, paper pierce tool, brads and Dew Drops

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!