Monday, June 30, 2008

Sellabella- New Home Card

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


One of the gals at sold me a bunch of her old (yet still awesome) Bella stamps. Thanks Angie!
This one is called Cruisabella... isnt' she fantastic?!
I made this as my monthly challenge card. This month's challenge is "Road Trip." The sentiments are by Scrappy Cat.
The picture doesn't really show it here, but Some of the flowers are cut from the background paper and glued onto the card. For some of these pieces, I used dimensional foam adhesive.
I also used clear glaze over the red portions of the car and I used stickles in silver on the bumper and diamond stickles on the headlights. Fun, fun, fun!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pregabella- Celebrate!

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

Celebrate in Style

I made several pieces of background paper while experimenting with my alcohol inks. This piece is much lighter than the previous card that I posted. This one is probably from the third or fourth time I ran the paper through the ink.
This image is from my Stampin Up! Celebrate in Style set. I colored the image with copic markers. I also used nestabilities for the background.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Alcohol Ink Technique

There is an awesome tutorial at 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

Dollar Bin Treasure!

I fell in love with this stamp the moment I rescued it from the dollar bin at AC Moore. Makes me think of being in Florida! I love layering cardstock and using my Martha Stewart punches. I stamped the background using CTMH Taffy ink and for the focal piece, I layered the orange with dimensional foam adhesive. I love the way it pops. I also used diamond stickles to sugar coat the orange. (Or it could be a sugar coated Grapefruit too!)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pink Cat Studio Billy and Monkey

I made this little card using my new Pink Cat Studio Billy with a little sock monkey that came in my Dress Up Billy set.
I added clear dimensional glaze to Billy's clothes and the red portions of the monkey just for a little added detail.
This is such a cute little guy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Perk Up!

I found this stamp while rummaging through the dollar clearance stamps at AC Moore. It's made by PKS.
I embossed the brown paper with one of my cuttlebug embossing folders and just used some rickrack ribbon to embellish.
I stamped this using CTMH ink in Desert sand and Amethyst.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pink Cat Studio Tweet

I made this ATC using a stamp from my Pink Cat Studo "Tweet" set. This little bird is so adorable.
I also used the Gamsol coloring technique for this as well. I just bought a set of 24 Koh-I-Noor woodless color pencils at Michaels earlier this week so I could give Gamsol a try. It was so easy and I really like the way it turned out.
I also had the opportunity to shop in a real local scrapbooking store on Saturday (not one of those chain stores) and I found stickles on the shelves. I picked up a bottle of diamond and baby blue stickles. I used diamond sticles for the tail and some of the background.
I used my Birds & Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder for the pink background.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Card for my Dad

My dad used to be a California surfer, so this card is perfect for him.... well if there was one thing I could change, I would give the surfer on the card long blonde hair.
He's not the easiest dad to make a card for since he's not big into "typical" man things like fishing, cars or sports. He does like tools, but I don't have any tool stamps!

For this card, I used my Hang Loose set by The Angel Company and Hang Ten by Close to My Heart. I used my copic markers to color in the surfer and CTMH ink in Bamboo and Crystal Blue for stamping.

Pink Cat Studios Q.T. Hooty Owl Stamps

Pink Cat Studios just released this cute owl set. Here is a birthday card that I made with one of the owls in this set.
I love the sentiment. Hoot Hoot Hooray!
I colored this in with copics and used metallic textured cardstock. The ribbon came from the Target dollar spot.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lizzie Anne Designs "By the Sea"

I just finished this set of 9 ATCs for a swap that I'm participating in. I used Lizzie Anne Designs "By the Sea" stamps which is an adorable set of stamps.
I also used my new Stampin Up Ticket Corner punch and paper by My Mind's Eye.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Whoop Dee Doo! It's your Birthday.

I can't say enough great things about Rubbernecker stamps. I get perfect images every time I use them. It's amazing!
Here's a funny one that I picked up with my last purchase. I love the expression on her face.
The embossed background came as a free gift with some stamps that I ordered from a seller on eBay. I love free gifts. I believe this is a cuttlebug folder that she used.
I colored in my lady with copic markers. They're my favorite! The sentiment is by CTMH and I inked it with CTMH Sunflower.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Stampin Up! Dreams and Dragons

I love this set by Stampin Up! called Dreams & Dragons. I had to pay a lot for it on eBay, but it's well worth it.
The sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs Once Upon a Time, which is also a fabulous set. If you look back into some of my recent posts, you'll see a card that I made with my Lizzie Anne set as well.
Here is a card that I made for my daughter's little friend, Ella. Ella's mom took them to lunch and to the nail salon to celebrate her 5th birthday. Taylor was so excited to spend the afternoon with Ella today. They just left a few minutes ago.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Oh, Rubberneckers!

I just love Rubbernecker stamps. I couldn't resist buying this funny old guy from them. I giggled the entire time I made this card.

Fun Fun Fun!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pink Cat Studio ATC - Lily & Tweet

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.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Altered clip boards and notebooks -- teacher gifts

Here are a couple altered items (Clip Boards and Notebooks) that I made for my son's teachers. For the clip boards, I used Mod Podge, CTMH From Me to You stamps and so me ribbon. The paper is by My Mind's Eye.

The coordinating card's stamped image is by Stampin' Up.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rachelle Anne Miller - Lily Springtime

Here is a set of borders that I just put on eBay. I used one of my new Rachelle Anne Miller stamps called Lily Springtime.
She is a fabulous artist and all of her stamps are adorable.