Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I have been absolutely terrible about posting lately. Well, lately is an understatement. Since October!! Sheesh!
I made several styles of Christmas cards this year and have yet to mail any, but I will. Probably tomorrow and I am not looking forward to the line at the post office!
I bought this stamp over the summer. It is called Reindeer's Flight by Stamp Oasis at Rubbernecker.com
I used my trusty Copic markers and sponged the background blue. I love this whimsical stamp although I do have to admit that the eyes look a bit creepy to me.
Oh, and did I mention that these stamps are on sale right now?! Well, just about everything is on sale right now, but that's beside the point. :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
PeachyKeenStamps has some really cute images. Here is an image from my What's so Funny? set. This is exactly how I feel when it snows. I just want to hug the ground.
I sponged some yellow and pink in the background for that sunset effect. I also added some diamond stickles to add a little shimmer to the snow.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I challenged myself to make something with my unused Stampin Up! Unfrogettable stamp set. Here's what I came up with. I don't know why this set has been neglected for so long. It is absolutely adorable!! I colored the frog with Sharpies and used my Copic blending marker to finish it up. I used a mixture of Copics and Sharpies on the other stamped images. To accessorize, I cut out some flowers from the scrap paper and pop dotted them on there for added dimension.
I just got this set yesterday. Here is my first creation with the surfing snowman from the SU Shellebrate stamp set For the background, I rubbed Versamagic dew drops on the waves in Agean Blue and Sea Breeze. I also added Diamond Stickles and Aleene's Glitter Snow to the water. I used a circle stamp from my Lizzie Anne Designs Out of This World set and rubbed a little yellow straight from the pad to give some sun beams in the sky. The board is paper pieced.
I used Close To My Heart Serendipity paper for this.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The cocoa looks like it's a little too hot for that cup! I made this ATC using paper from my MME paper stack and textured background paper.
The stamps are made by PeachyKeenStamps. I just love all the expressions that Kathy Jakopovich gave these little marshmallows when she designed this set.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This year's Limited Edition Holiday Stamp Shack stamp is called Moonlight Snowman and it was designed by Paul Gunson. You can see the stamp by clicking here.
Pre-orders are being taken now through Friday, August 29th. Only one run will be done to make this stamp so once they're gone, they're gone. You can order this even if you're not a Stamp Shack member. Dont' be shy!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I made this for an ATC swap that I'm doing. It uses paper piecing from a magazine.
I used CTMH stamps for this and a little bit of American Crafts ribbon.
I really like how this turned out, but I think if there was anything that I would change, it would be the actual magazine page that I used. The only magazine that I had on hand, that I was willing to cut up, was a medical magazine and if you look closely at the paper, you'll see some "icky" words.
Oh well, maybethis makes me giggle because I'm still a little bit immature. LOL
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
I'm participating in a virtual card swap at The Stamp Shack where we all were sent this adorable Teddy bear image to color and create a card with.
Here is my creation. I had so much fun coloring this guy in. I'm afraid I don't know who makes this stamp, but I think he's absolutely adorable. The sentiment is by CTMH stamped in White Daisy ink.
I used a white Uni-Ball Signo gel pen to "stitch" around the edges and accent with dots. The ribbon is the one and only Miss Elizabeth's from Dollar tree.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I love the Happy Hopper stamps by Stampabilites. They are designed by the woman who makes the House Mouse stamps... which I also adore!
Here is a Christmas card that I put together with an image that I colored a while back. Isn't it sweet?! I used colored pencils and sponged the background. I also added diamond Stickles to this for a little extra shimmer.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I am participating in a virtual image swap at the shack. I was sent this fantastic image to use on my card and here is my creation. I'm too cheap to pay international postage, so I don't own any Elisabeth Bell and/or Sugar Nellie stamps so it was an extra special treat to receive this image to use.
For the background paper, I used paper from one of my My Mind's Eye paper stacks. The flowers are from my Iced Got Prima's jar and the ribbon came from some roll that I picked up at Michael's. The sentiment came from my new Close to My Heart Daydream set. I also used diamond stickles to make the clouds and to enhance the flowers on the background paper.
I rarely take pictures of the inside of my cards, but I like to decorate the insides as well. Not only does decorating the inside of the card add more detail, but it also gives the card more weight so it feels like an extra special card.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I recently placed an order with SweetNSassy Stamps
Friday, July 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Pretty Pressings is offering a Magnolia Stamp blog candy! If you look through her previous posts you will also see some adorable cards that she has made with her Magnolia's.
When, oh when will these stamps become widely available in the US?!
Monday, June 30, 2008
A friend of ours just bought his first house. We went to his housewarming party yesterday and here's the card I made for him. I know it's a little girlie, but I just couldn't resist using this stamp. I mean, come on! If I didn't use it for him, who knows when I would have another opportunity to use it.
I colored the image in with my Copic markers and used some old buttons that I resucued from a pile of clothes that we were about to throw out.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
A good friend of mine has just found out that baby #2 is on the way. Now that's something to celebrate!
For this card, I used one of my new Bella stamps called Pregabella. I also used paper from one of my 8x8 TAC stacks, prima flowers and some cell phone bling that I bought at Dollar tree!
I colored the image in with some copic markers and inked the inside of the card with some CTMH ink. The Celebrate sentiment is by Studio G.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
There is an awesome tutorial at www.Stamp-Shack.com that shares how to use alcohol ink for scenery cards.
For this card, I used Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol ink in Butterscotch, Stream and Wild Plum. This made the "sunset" background. It looks like they're watching evening fireworks on the 4th of July.
The stamp is by Stampabilities and it's just one I found on the sale rack at Hobby Lobby.
This technique generally calls for glossy cardstock... Well, I didn't have any of that and live nowhere near a store that carries any. I decided to experiment with posterboard and it worked beautifully! The posterboard comes in sheets of 11x14 inches and comes with five sheets. Works for me!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I'm participating in my first ATC swap. I made four of these today using my new Pink Cat Studio stamps. This is from the Lily & Tweet set. The sentiment is from the PCS Crafty Kitty stamp set.
This was so quick and easy to make. An ATC is an Artist Trading Card and it measures 2.5 X 3.5 inches.