Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hot Cocoa

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

So long, Summer!!

Time to pack up the campers and bid happy trails to Summer!!
I made this using my Stampin Up! Happy Camper stamp set. The sentiment came from one of my Cat's Pajamas sets. I thught it was very fitting for this card.
I used CTMH background paper and I roughed up the edges of the red background paper with my sanding block to tie it all together.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fall Card with CTMH Autumn's Gifts

I put this together last night using BasicGrey paper, my Copic markers and CTMH Autumn's Gifts stamps. I also used a couple Sharpie Markers and I must say that I am impressed with them. They are just as great as Copics and are much less expensive.
I finished it off with some cream satin ribbon, a safety pin and a pewter charm. I also added some stickles for a little extra detail.
This card is part of a four season swap that I'm participating in. Obviously, I chose Fall and I can't wait to see what other creations where made for Winter, Spring and Summer.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Christmas Card with Paper Inspirations Father Christmas

I found this stamp at Hobby Lobby and just had to buy it. It's made by Paper Inspirations. I think it's so neat and it doesn't require any coloring so that's a real plus when it comes to making sets of Christmas Cards.
I made about 10 Christmas cards the other night using my new stamp. Here's what they look like.
The Merry Christmas stamp is one of the first stamps that I ever bought. It's made by PSX and I haven't used it in years, but I still lub it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Stamp Shack Santa

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

Popsicle Penguin ATC

This penguin image was sent to me as part of a mystery image ATC swap. It's completely adorable, but I have no idea who makes it.
I colored it in with my Copic markers and added Stickles in various places for added detail.
The background stamp is by CTMH and the sand castle is by Lizzie Anne Designs. The sun is by Inkadinkado. The sun was originally hollow, so I took a pencil eraser and stamped the inside. It was the perfect fit!
** Thanks to Jen at The Stamp Shack, I now know who makes this penguin stamp. It's Imaginisce and the are such a great value! Just 99 cents each! **

Monday, August 18, 2008

Gina K Owl ATC

I'm getting caught up with my ATC swaps and have completed 7 different swaps since Friday. I'm so proud of myself. I was really far behind and I'm just about caught up.
The stamp is by Gina K designs and I stamped it with StazOn Timber Brown ink. I colored it in with Copic markers and addd Stickles here and there to embellish. I also used clear dimensional glaze on the eyes. The ribbon came from Michael's.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Paper Pieced Image with Magazine ATC

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

CTMH Play Time

Close to My Heart makes so many adorable stamp sets. Here is something that I made with their new Play Time set. Isn't it precious?!
I tried to make the sentiment look like a flower with the ribbon stem and all.
I colored this image with my trusty Copic markers and used my white Uni-Ball pen to do the stitching around the edges.