Oct 31, 2009

Joy To The World



It's RELEASE DAY! - Yes, there are new stamps from Annabelle Stamps

The set I'm showcasing today is Holly Branch. It's a wonderful set with several different Holly Branches, and some wonderful sentiments.

For my card I chose the Stamping 411 Sketch found here:

I started with a card base of Handsome Hunter then layered Textured Ruby Red cs with DP from (DCWV - Holiday Collection). I stamped the trio of Holly Branches with Palette Noir Black ink on Shimmery White cs and watercolored the leaves with Old Olive ink and an Aqua Painter. For the berries I used some of the new Mini Sprinkles available from AB Stamps (Chilli). I stamped the sentiment with Ruby Red ink and a Basic Black marker. I mounted this piece onto another piece of Handsome Hunter and added a strip of the DP - I also Distressed the edges of these two pieces. As a finishing touch I added a piece of plaid ribbon (JoAnn's) in the lower left corner.

Be sure to visit Andrea's Blog and then the new Annabelle Stamps Blog as there is CANDY available there that you don't want to miss out on.

Oct 30, 2009

Blog Award


How cool is this! - Thanks Tammy!


The Rules are:

1. You can only use ONE word!!!
2. Pass this along to 5 of your favorite bloggers!
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. HAVE FUN!!!
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Just ONE word...let's see if I can do it!

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? Thin :o(
3. Your mother? Giving
4. Your father? Heaven
5. Your fave food? Spaghetti
6. Your dream last night? Odd
7. Your fave drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Heaven
9. What room are you in? Stamp
10. Your hobby? Stamping
11. Your fear? Suffocating
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where you were last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Organized
15. Muffins? Cranberry
16. Wish List Item? Nesties
17. Where did you grow up? Walla Walla (sorry I know it's two words but that's our town - They liked it so much they named it twice!)
18. Last thing you did? Microwave
19. What are you wearing? Clothes
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? Cuddly
22. Friends? Loyal
23. Your Life? Happy
24. Your Mood? Okay
25. Missing Someone? No
26. Vehicle? Van
27. Something your not wearing? Jewelry
28. Your fave store? Grocery
29. Your fave color?Blue
30. Last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Quietly
32. Your best friend? Mom
33. One place that I go to over and over? Bathroom - Hey we all use it!
34. One person who emails regularly? Cathy
35. Fave place to eat? LaCasita
36. Facebook? Occasionally

Now for my 5 picks:
Elena - The Red Haired Girl - She's a great friend and a talented stamper.
Kerry - Three Clover Designs - She's has been a real inspiration and has challenged me to be a better stamper.
Anna - Sassy and Sweet - Who hasn't been to this phenomenal blog by now.
Allison - Stampin When I can -She has wonderful information, great cards & cute kids!
Andrea - Stampin Moments - I'm on her design team! She has a new stamp company so be sure to check out her blog.

BC123 - Tis near Halloween



HAPPY HALLOWEEN! - Yes I know it's not until Saturday but since today's Blogger Challenge theme is, Halloween I thought I start the festivities a littler early.

For my card today I chose to use the TESC found here:

Stamp sets used: Bitty Boos Too - SU retired
Hey Ghoul Friend - SU retired
Card stock: Basic Black, Only Orange, Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Tangering Tango(retired)
Designer Paper - Basic Grey-Eerie line
Other: Black EP, Spiderweb Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Dew Drops, Star Punch, Drippy Goo Punch-Martha Stewart

I computer generated the sentiment before cutting it out with Nestabilitie Dies.

Be sure to stop by the other BC members blogs for more Halloween Fun!

Don't Eat To Much Candy!!!

Oct 29, 2009

3CT37 - The "Teenage Years" aka "I need a padded cell!"



Here we are again with the latest installment of 3CT Challenges. This weeks theme,
Teen cards. - Okay I must admit this was a HUGE challenge for me. Why? Well I have absolutely no teen related type stamps and really no need for cards to send to teens as all my nieces, nephews are now in the mid-to late 20's. I was going to fore go this challenge but had second thoughts and hopefully this card fits the theme.

Here's how it came about. First I found a card/layout that I really liked. My card is a "Case" of this card, by Joan Bardee (Dear Paperlicious). I love the CAS look it had and the fun way she framed the sentiment.

Next was deciding what stamps to use. I have had this set of circular stamps with sayings from (Autumn Leaves) for some time now so I picked this one because teenagers tend to be a "Unique" breed of human beings in a class by themselves and sometimes they just need to be reminded of their uniqueness in a world that often wants to stereo-type them. We all need to celebrate our own uniqueness from time to time so it's good to remember that.

I pair up my sentiment stamp with some fun and funky paper by We R Memory Keeps - Precious Metal line. I've had it around for some time as well waiting for the right card to come along to use it. For the lower portion of my card I used another stamps set (Mixed Borders - Hero Arts) that hadn't yet seen ink even though I've had it around now for a couple of years as well. I thought the circular pattern went well with the DP that I used. In place of the stamped circles above the sentiment I opted to use brads (Queen and Co.) I also added a piece of bright orange ric rack to complete the card.

Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Kraft
Ink: Palette Noir Black.

So that is my interpretation of a Teen related card. I hope you like it. I'm leaving you with a link to a funny teen themed cartoon that you should get a chuckle out of.

Be sure to stop by the other DT members blogs as well as Kerry's and check out their teen themed creations. Don't forget to leave some "comment lovin" and then give this challenge a try yourself.

Oct 25, 2009

CIC30 - Cornucopia of many Colors



Welcome to Hope Stamps Eternal's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. This weeks Hope has this yummylicious and oh so colorful cupcake to inspire your creativity. It's just like a rainbow of sweetness.

This card cover 3 different challenges: Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge
Stamp Simply #110 - It's Hip To Be Square
and the Saturday Sketch Challenge (SSC122)

For my card I chose to be inspired by the beautiful colors and of course something yummy to eat. I chose to go a bit "healthier" than the candy route (Oh trust me I eat my fair share of Candy much to my waistline's dismay these days)so I picked out a Cornucopia image from Kim Hughes stamp set (Let's Get Stuffed) from Cornish Heritage Farms as my focal image.
I stamped the image on Watercolor paper with Palette Noir Black ink and used SU ink pads and an Aqua Painter to water color the image.
I paired it up with some gorgeous DP (DCWV - Indian Summer) - I just love the sparkle on these papers and the brilliant colors. I stamped the "Thankful" sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed it with Black EP. I used a piece of textured Rich Razzleberry cs and the Moroccan Screen embossing folder for one of the panels. I also punched a scallop border with my SU Scallop punch and pierced holes, added some Olive Sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps). The orange leaf button is from some buttons I bought a few years ago and I added some teal thread.

Card Stock: Taken With Teal, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss.

I have had a wonderful time this month being the "Guest Sweetie" for Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I encourage you all to give this challenge a try. It's really fun and sparks your creativity as well.

Oct 24, 2009

Let's Help Celebrate

Hey, Have you visited this blog: Where'd All My Money Go yet? Well if you haven't you've just got to check it out. First off Stephanie has some wonderful projects there for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. Second she's having a Blogiversary and a Giveaway that you don't want to miss.
So hurry on over and check it out.

Oct 23, 2009

BC122 - It's a Conspiracy Theory aka One Layer Cards


HIP HIP HOORAY - IT'S FRIDAY! You all know by now that means it's also Blogger Challenge day. I swear (well not really)...Okay off the subject but the other day I said, "I swear...blah, blah, blah" when Coleen pipes up with, "You swear Grandma!" so perhaps I shouldn't use that expression. Okay back to the Conspiracy Theory I'm starting to imagine. First Lisa (list mom) gives us Alter It projects and now One Layer cards...I mean what could be worse?
Seriously I stink at altering things and I'm not much better at one-layer cards.

My card today is a shameless CASE (Copy and Share/Steal Everything) from a card by the uber talented Julie Ebersole found here: There are some obvious differences because my card is not quite as vibrant as Julie's due to the muted colors I used but I think it turned out okay and hope you do as well.

Now one BIG difference is that Julie said her card was a 5MQ - Which I'm guessing means 5 Minute Quickie and let's just say this card took WAY longer then 5 minutes for me!

First I had to create a mask because I used the larger Wood grain BG stamp (SU). I had to have the mask to create a smaller area in which to stamp the background. I used a Nestabilitie Die to cut out the rectangle and then layered the mask over my card (Kraft cs - Wish I would have went lighter)and sponged on some Craft White ink and then after it had dried I stamped on the BG with Close To Cocoa ink. Then I used my Embossing Buddy before stamping the leaf spring (Papertrey Ink - Life stamp set) with More Mustard, Old Olive and a tad Really Rust Pigment ink. I then embossed with Clear EP. It took me awhile to get this done to my satisfaction. One time I stamped the sprig of leaves on the wrong side of the card (I'd already scored it) so now that's in the scrap pile hope to be used on something else. I couldn't seem to get my colors as bright as I wanted them to be so to add some color I added little jewels (Zva Creative Crystal Wheel)to the leaf sprig. I stamped the sentiment with Old Olive and Really Rust Pigment Ink and added the dots with an Old Olive marker.
Then I used some Taupe Grosgrain Ribbon (SU-retired) and tied a bow at the top. I tried Old Olive ribbon first but it seemed to bright so I went with the Taupe instead. I did not tie my ribbon on through the inside of the card because I couldn't get it to tie right so I just glued down the ends and cut the ribbon off the edge of the card stock before tying my faux bow.

And there you have it my attempt at a One-Layer card...Now go check out the other BC members blogs to see what they have created for this challenge. You can do so by clicking on the BC Icon on my sidebar.

Oct 22, 2009

3CT36 - A Sketch and A Heartfelt Prayer



Today is Three Clover Thursday and this week our challenge was a "sketch" challenge. These are always fun because they give you a great starting point. This weeks card is one that no one wants to have to make but is also a part of life. I have a dear friend, Sue that I've known since 1980 when we became pen-pals through the mail. In early September her husband of 24 years was diagnosed with the advanced stages of liver disease and sadly he passed away this past Saturday (Oct.17th). When I talked with my friend she told me how she was able to be with him at the end to tell him how much she loved him and would miss him. She said his passing was peaceful and that she knew he was no longer in pain but that she had lost her best friend, her buddy and that it hurt so much. I want so much to be there for her but due to the fact she lives in Florida and we cannot afford an Airline Ticket I can only send her my sincere and heartfelt prayers that God will be with her through this difficult time and as she adjusts to life without her mate.

I'm not going into great detail about this card today as I want to get it off to her in the mail as soon as possible. If you have questions feel free to email me.

Be sure to stop by the other DT members blogs and check out their take on this wonderful sketch and then give it a try yourself.

Oct 19, 2009

Jasmine's Cupcake



Hello and Happy Monday (yes you can be happy on a Monday even though it's the start of a new work week for most) - Today I'm showing you a card I made using my new Annabelle Stamp set, Jasmine's Cupcake
I absolutely love how pretty this stamp is. If you know me you also know how much I love strawberries and can hardly wait each summer for the local berries to ripen. We eat tons of them during the summer. I'm not so thrilled with the store bought variety as they just don't seem to have the same fresh flavor as the local berries do. It seems "odd" to be creating a card now with Strawberries on it since we are heading into Fall but over in Australia they are heading into spring and probably planting their strawberry plants in anticipation of summer harvest.

For this card I colored my focal image with.......Stampin'Pastels! (are you shocked) My normal preference are my Prisma's but I also love using chalks so I thought I'd do something different for a change of pace. I goofed a little when I colored the package as I had pencils laying out on my desk and forgot that I'd colored the main image with the chalks so you get a little of both mediums on this card.
I paper pieced Jasmine's dress using some gorgeous red/white polka dot paper (Bo Bunny) and then I colored only the bows on another image and cut them out and popped them up with foam tape as I did the package. I added ribbon from American Crafts, Jewels from Me and My Big Idea, a punched lace border (SU punch)and some clear glitter (Art Institute).

Don't forget that you can buy this gorgeous stamp set by visiting the link above.

Oct 18, 2009

CIC29 Too Cute To Spook



Hi! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend so far. It's been a pretty nice one here. Mostly sunny during the day with temps in the upper 60's and then rainy in the evening. Pretty typical Fall weather for our area.

Now for today's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge get a look at those adorable cupcakes. Aren't they just the cutest! I was trying to figure out what image I would use for this challenge and then I read about a FREE digital image here: and once I saw it I just knew that I had to use it for this weeks challenge. Isn't she not adorable too!

I colored the image with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol except for the Silver Hair because the metallic pencils don't blend well with the Gamsol. I highlight the star with a Gold Spica Glitter Pen and the Buckle on her hat with a Silver Spica Glitter Pen. The star was popped up on dimensional tape.

The Inspiration Cupcakes reminded me of things like Mocha, Caramel, Pumpkin Spices and so I tried to match my card to how I envision those items.
The papers I used are part SU-Autumn Vine and My Mind's Eye Pmpkin Patch. I paper pieced her dress and then used a piece of the same Polka Dot paper under the focal image.I finally used my MS Drippy Goo punch on the reverse pattern of the ME dp.
I did some distressing with my More Mustard ink pad and also my Cutter Tool Kit, added some silver brads to mimic the silver beads on the cupcakes and a silver filgree brad with and Fire Brad center. The sentiment I computer generated. I'm not sure where I got the piece of black/white polka dot ribbon but it went well with the paper so I went with it.

Don't forget to stop by Hope's Blog and check out all the great inspiration from the "Sweeties" as well. Have a wonderful week and why not give the challenge a try and post using the Mr. Linky feature so we can be inspired by your creations as well.

Oct 15, 2009

BC121 - What's a girl to do?




HAPPY FRIDAY! - Okay by now everyone who knows me or visits my blog very often knows that I am so NOT into "altering" things and wouldn't you know it our BC Challenge this week was altering something. I will confess I truly had not planned to participate for that very reason and also for the fact that I need to give my hands a rest as I am starting to have some problems with my left hand now and seriously don't want to have to have another Carpal Tunnel surgery as I just had one in April on my right hand. But here I am and here's the reason why:

Earlier I was looking at my emails and saw that Kim (Basement Stamper)had posted that her link would go live at 12:00 and that she couldn't wait to see every one's projects. She admitted that she wasn't much of an (alterer) either. Well I saw that and I thought, "What's a Girl to Do?" after reading that. Seriously I just had to come up with something because if Kim gave it a try and I chickened out that wouldn't be right.

I had this Wylers Fruit Punch container that I threw in my stamp room (just in case) and quickly got it out and started altering it. I took off the wrapper and then pun on a new wrapper using SU Cast-a-Spell DP. Then I colored the lid with a Black Sharpie marker and cut out a piece of the DP for the top of the lid. Next up I used Crystal Effects to glue on my orange ric rac (JoAnn's Craft Essentials).
Then I stamped the Skeleton (Scary Skeleton-SU) on Black cs and Embossed with white EP, cut it out and mounted it on the can with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink and the cat in Palette Noir Black ink, mounted it on a piece of Perfect Plum cs and there you have it. Now it's not the worlds most exciting "altered" art piece but hey for me it's a start! Thanks Kim for getting me off my butt and at least giving the challenge a try.

Please stop by the other BC members blogs to see their altered projects for further inspiration. You can do so by clicking on the BC icon on my side bar. Then give this a try yourself and remember if I can do it so can you!

3CT35 - Back to Nature


Hello! - I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week. - It's been "rainy" here most of the week but at least the sun was out a little yesterday and I enjoyed a short walk with Coleen.
This week the challenge over on Three Clover Designs was: Nature Themed. I knew right away which stamp set I wanted to use but that was about it. I tried a couple of different things (none of which worked) and then finally got this idea in mind and before I knew it my card was coming together.
The stamps set is called: The Great Outdoors by Inkadinkado. I stamped the image in Versamark on Glossy cs and embossed it with Clear EP. Then I brayered ink from the Pumpkin Patch Kaleidacolor ink pad over it. Next up I stamped the Woodgrain BG stamp with Chocolate Chip ink over the top of my image and after the ink dried I wiped off the excess ink from the image. I stamped the leaf with More Mustard ink dotted with some Really Rust ink on glossy cs and cut it out. My DP is from the Autumn Vine series from SU. I used some ribbon from KI Memories and some sprinkles from Annabelle stamps to complete my card.
Head on over to Kerry's blog to check out the other DT members cards and then "Get Back to Nature" yourself and show us what you can create with this theme.

Oct 11, 2009

CIC28 Jasmine's Garden




Welcome! - I hope everyone has been having a wonderful weekend so far. It's time for Hope Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and just get a good look at that YUMMY cupcake today. Isn't that just gorgeous! - I'm excited to play again today. I was sort of stumped at first when I saw this cupcake because I thought, What on earth am I going to use for inspiration. Then it hit me I had the perfect stamp from Annabelle Stamps called, My Garden It's one of the new (Singles) in the Annabelle line. I think Jasmine is just beautiful. She reminds me of a princess spending time in her royal flower garden dreaming of a handsome prince. I colored my image with (yes you guessed it, Prisma Color Pencils) and masked her then stenciled on the clouds and sponged in the grass. I also popped up a few of the flowers with foam tape and added some shimmer to the centers of all the flowers with various Spica Glitter Pens (to bad it's hard to see in a scan because it's really pretty in real life).

The paper I used is from Basic Grey's Lemonade line. I think it's really cheery and a pretty good match to the colors of the inspiration cupcake. I added some of those divine "Sprinkles" above my punched border. Then I tied on some Cream Grosgrain ribbon. The sentiment is part of another Annabelle set, (Swirl Tree) and the wonderful thing about clear stamps is that you can maneuver them like I did and position the words any way you want as this stamp is actually in a straight line but I masked it off and stamped the (of you) part underneath.

Be sure to stop by all the Sweetie's Blogs for further inspiration and give this challenge a try yourself. Post your entry using the Mr. Linky features. It's really a lot of fun and challenges you as a stamper to see things in new and different ways so why not give it a try and see how you are inspired.

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Apricot Appeal, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Oct 9, 2009

Nevermore, Nevermore



Yes I realize this is my 2nd post of the day but I need to get this posted so I can enter the Mojo Monday contest.
Yep another Halloween card! - This year I decided I wanted to send out some Halloween cards to some of my friends so that's why you've been seeing so many of them. I really need to start on Christmas cards soon though.
I picked the current MojoMonday107 sketch for this card. The stamp I used is one of my personal favorites that I've had for years. It's from PSX(Personal Stamp Exchange) which sadly is no longer in business. They had some truly wonderful stamps. I colored the Crow with Prisma Colored Pencils and matted it on Circle Nesties. I also used some really fun designer papers from Basic Grey 6x6 Eerie Pad that I purchased from Hope Stamps Eternal store here: I also used my MS (Martha Stewart) Loopy punch although after I finished I realized I could have used my new Drippy Goo punch (ah gives me an excuse for another Halloween card!). The background panels are done on Only Orange cs and I used my Spots and Dots CB Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from a Studio G $1 stamp set that I bought at JoAnn's and the brads are Grape brads from American Crafts.

BC120 - You Drive Me Batty



Wow it's FINALLY FRIDAY! - It's been a LONG week here so I'm ready for the weekend.
For our Blogger Challenge this week Lisa (list mom) had this wonderful sketch for us to try. I've been in a Halloween mood (as if you couldn't tell) so once again I have another fun Halloween card to share with you.

I started off of all things doing the ribbon treatment and basing all my colors off of that. I used a piece of Orange/Yellow Stitched Ribbon (May Arts) and pulled the thread to bunch it up then carefully glued it down on a circle of white card stock.
Next I added the circle of Summer Sun and my fun little bat (Carson-Dellosa Publ.)colored with Prisma Colored pencils. I stamped another bat and used Orange stickles on the tie then raised it up on the original bat with foam mounting tape. I added an Orange Felt Flower (Maya Road) with a black brad. My DP are from DCWV-Indian Summer line. I also used a piece of Black Grosgrain ribbon, Spiderweb Punch(MS), Orange Brads and the sentiment is from (Basic Grey)

So now it's your turn to check out the other BC members blogs and see what they did with this fun sketch. Don't forget the (Comment Lovin!). Have a wonderful weekend.

Oct 8, 2009

3CT34 - A Ghostly Treat For You




Welcome to this weeks 3CT Challenge (Treat Holders) for Fall or Halloween. Now I'm a HUGE fan of Halloween so of course I had to do something Halloween related. I'm not such a big fan of creating non-card type items. (Just not my thing) but I decided to give it a go anyway. So I did some searching and found this fun little Rice Krispie Treat Holder here and decided to try it out.
I printed the template out on Basic Gray cs and cut it out. The great thing is the template prints 2 treat holders per sheet of paper. Next I measured and cut out pieces of the Cast-a-Spell DP to cover the box. Then I colored this adorable Girl Ghost and Pumpkin from Our Craft Lounge Ghostly Greeting Stamp set. Images colored with Prisma Colored Pencils. I highlighted the ghost with Frosted Lace Stickles. I've included a couple of views of the treat holder so you can get an idea of what it looks like put together. The hard part was finding those little Rice Krispies Treats and then not eating them!

Be sure to stop over on Kerry's Blog and the other DT members to see what fun "Treats" they have in store for you and then give it a try yourself.

Oct 7, 2009

Someone's Having a Birthday


Today is a special day because it's Anna's Birthday. If you've never visited her blog you need to hop on over there right now and check it out because this gal is amazing. For those of you who know what I'm talking about head on over and leave her some Birthday lovin!

This little card is on it's way and hopefully she gets it today. I know how much she loves the farm chickens so I couldn't resist using the one from TGF McSplendid Farm set. The "chicks" were watercolored (not my best work) in Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery overlayed with Gable Green and mounted on Creamy Caramel cs.
I highlighted the beaks and comb with a yellow spica glitter pen.

I used some fun paper by DCWV-Indian Summer and my Herringbone CB Embossing Folder.
If you need further info let me know.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!

Oct 6, 2009

A Sweet Halloween Treat


Here's a card that I recently did for a 1 on 1 swap for another group I belong to. The challenge was to use a Cupcake Image on your card. I chose the cupcakes from SU's Hostess Set, (The More the Merrier). I masked off some of the cupcakes and just stamped 3 of them individually and then colored and cut them out. I used SU ink pads and an Aqua Painter to color them. I added Crystal Effects to the first and third cupcakes and then popped up the flower on the middle cupcake.

I decided to make this into a Halloween Card that is different from all the spooky stuff you usually see so it's a "Sweet" Halloween card. The papers are from the SU Cast-a-Spell Designer Series paper. I added Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, dyed some flowers from the (Pretties Kit) and also did some machine stitching on the card.

I'm in a bit of a hurry now as I'm heading off for Bowling League so if you need any further info on the card just email me and I'd be happy to let you know.

Oct 4, 2009

CIC27 - A Ghostly Boo



Welcome to Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 27 - I am so excited to announce that I was asked to be the October "Guest Sweetie" This challenge has been one of my all time favorite's since I first discovered it and I've tried to play every week since. I was thrilled beyond belief when I got the e-mail asking if I'd like to be the Guest Sweetie for October. I mean who wouldn't want too!

Check out these "Spookylicious" cupcakes. Aren't they fun! - I just love Halloween and we always carve Jack-o-lantern's at our house every Halloween so this was the perfect Inspiration photo. I went with the Pumpkins and the Colors and also the Stars for my Inspiration. I used some really FUN paper (graciously sent by Hope) which is from Imaginisce-Spooky Town which you can find here at Hope's Store
I love stripes so I chose the stripped pattern and then the reverse pattern of solid orange and used the Sanded Background (SU) with Basic Gray ink.
For my focal image I chose to use some stamps from Our Craft Lounge (Ghostly Greetings) set. These ghosts are just so cute (they remind me of Casper the Friendly Ghost). I coled the image with Prisma Color Pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I highlighted parts of the ghost with Frosted Lace Stickles and cut the image out. It was layered to Lovely Lilac and Basic Black card stock and I added some cute little jewels that Hope sent which can also be found in her store (Zva Creative Crystal Wheel). The ribbon is from May Arts. The sentiment was embossed with Detail Black EP. I punched a border using the Scallop Punch (SU) and small Folk Heart Star (source unknown)in Basic Black and added a layer of Tangerine Tango cs behind the punched stars.

I had so much fun with this challenge (except for the two tries of sewing which I finally gave up on because my machine was being a _itch (rhymes with witch).

Now it's your turn to be inspired. Create your own fun card and post it using the Mr. Linky feature on Hope's Blog - Don't forget to visit the other "Sweeties" blogs to see how the were Inspired by these wonderful spooky cupcakes.

Oct 2, 2009

BC119 - Love Gone Bad


Happy Friday! - How many of you are familiar with the show, What Not To Wear? You know the one where they pick someone who dresses horrible and then teach them how to shop for clothes that look better on them then what they were wearing before. Well I think I've just come up with an idea for a new show...WHAT NOT TO STAMP!

Seriously this card is so not what I had hoped to create for today's Blogger Challenge but as they say, "It is what it is!" so please be gentle. The theme for today was a great one (Love) and should have been a no-brainer but I think my brain decided to take a hike with this card.

I started with a wonderful stamp from a set by Hero Arts called, Together. I wanted something that was simple, yet elegant so I stamped the image on Shimmery White card stock with Melon Mambo ink. Then I had this fun paper (DCWV) that had all these wavy lines in various colors and I thought let's go a bit "funky" instead and from there everything sort of went downhill. I couldn't find a layout that I liked so I created my own (and it shows). Anyway I tried and that's what counts and I'm not afraid to admit that sometimes I "bomb" when I create a card so as the sentiment says, this one is from the heart.

Have a wonderful weekend. - Don't forget to check out the other BC members blogs to be inspired by their creativity and don't forget the comment lovin!

Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Apricot Appeal,Pixie Pink, Mint Melody (retired SU), Shimmery White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heart Trio Punch, Ribbon from Papertrey Ink.

Oct 1, 2009

3CT33 - Diva in Pink


Good Morning! - Can you believe it's October already? This year is zipping by quickly and I'm so not ready for the holiday rush but ready or not it will be here before we know it.
In the mean time October is (Breast Cancer Awareness) month so for this weeks challenge Kerry asked us to, "Think Pink!" - I don't really own any of the great sets out there that help promote BC Awareness but I believe in the cause and this month I'm eating lots of Yoplait Yogurt so I can send in the lids to help fight this terrible disease.
My card for this week is on a more "cheery" note though as I chose to use a Birthday theme for my card. The image is from the (Diva stamp set by Annabelle Stamps) found here: Isn't she "spunky" and "cute"! I colored her with Prisma Color pencils and added some ground using an oval mask and Certainly Celery ink. I also added the wand that comes in the set and used Glitter on her top and the wand. The sketch was a Timeless Tuesday sketch which can be found here:
Other card details:
Card Stock: Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Basic Black, DP-Basic Grey
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Prisma Color Pencils
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Make A Wish Sentiment - Computer Generated
Sprinkles (Blossom) from Annabelle Stamps
Ribbon: May Arts