Thursday, April 30, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Come on....you're singing it now aren't you??? LOL! Catchy eh?
This is another sneak peek from All That Scraps! They will be available on Monday evening.
Here I've used an new Sugarplum called Emma(there is a boy too...Trevor) and also AmyR's Beach Sentiments. Aren't they cool fonts?! Emma is so sweet! This card is a 5 x 5 square.
Stamps: Sugarplum's Emma, AmyR Beach Sentiments; Cardstock: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, White and DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Primas, Brads, Swiss dots embossing folder, White gel pen, Dimensionals
Yesterday I had the opportunity to stamp before going on a little field trip to check out another local school. The SCS sketch this week is a GREAT one! For this card I was going for a more masculine look. What do you think? It's a SU! only card.
Stamps: Cheep Talk, A Little Somethin'; Cardstock: Old Olive, NQN, WW and Maine Blueberry DP; Inks: Old olive, Bashful blue, Choc chip, Pumpkin pie; Accessories: Mat pack and paper piercer, 1 1/4", 1 3/4" circle punches, Scalloped Circle, Silver brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ATS sneak peek and SU colour challenge card

Good Morning!
Today starts the sneak peeks for All That Scraps next release which will be on Monday! This first peek is from Diane aka Cookiestamper's line Cookie Crumbs. It's called Tilly. Isn't she sweet? Stop by the DT members blogs to see what they have created with Tilly. The list is on my side bar ;)

Stamps: Tilly; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Real Red, White and Real Red dsp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Real Red ribbon, White brads, Dimensionals
The Colour Challenge on SCS yesterday was Old Olive, Real Red and Black. I only had about 20 minutes to spare so this was a quick 10 minute card. I then edited and uploaded to SCS before heading off to do some work at Chloe's school.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature; Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Black and Maine Blueberry dp; Inks: Old Olive; Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Real red ribbon, Black ribbon, Circle Nestie, Dimensionals, MM Black Rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Viva La Verve Card

Good Morning!
Can I just say how ridiculous our weather has been! If SPRING doesn't arrive soon...I'm going to lose it....lol My cute little flip flops are screaming to come out of the closet! Do you know I haven't even put away the winter boots....just in case ;)
Last night I started to set up an Etsy store!! I think I'll look back through some of my more recent cards and choose 10 favourites to list later today.
This card was created for the third Viva La Verve April Challenge. It was this fun layout and these colours....Baja Breeze, Summer Sun and More Mustard. Sounds funky eh? But really...it turned out to be an okay combo! What do you think?
Stamps: Petals and Stems; Cardstock: PTI white, Baja, Summer sun, More mustard and Good Morning Sunshine dp; Inks: Baja, Summer sun, Black; Accessories: Circle nesties, mat pack and paper piercer, Baja ribbon, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Tomorrow starts the All That Scraps Sneak Peeks!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Take Joy in the Little Things

Good Monday Morning!
Yesterday's race didn't quite go how I had hoped for Jeff but that's Dega...lol It was VERY exciting...especially that last lap...ack!
Before the race stared I went downstairs to work on all the Viva La Verve April Challenges on SCS.
I'll just show you my favourite card of the bunch.
This was the 5th Challenge to make a Spring card with the layout provided. I sooooooooooo needed a SPRING card yesterday after seeing the snow fly for a good part of the afternoon...blah!
Stamps: Petals and Stems; Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, WW and Imaginisce dp; Inks: Real Red, So Saffron, Black, Wild Wasabi; Accessories: Circle nesties, White Brad, Martha Stewart Pearls, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Branching Out

Good Morning!
I'm so glad it's Sunday! It's race day! lol
Yesterday was spent cleaning and doing laundry which isn't fun but nice to get it out of the way. Actually Brian finished the last load for me :) I had to run out to the grocery store to pick up something for dinner and he said he'd fold the last load. LOL...when I got back he was STILL folding that load...I didn't dare tell him he'd folded the towels wrong ;) I'd probably never get help again....haha!
Stamps: Branching Out; Cardstock: PTI white, Pacific Point, Choc chip, Good Morning Sunshine dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ric Rac Scallop Pierceability, Primas, Flower Fusion, Silver brad, Dimensionals
I adore this Branching Out stamp set from Taylored Expressions. Between this set and the Branching Out Coordinates there are so many possibilities to be made! I've used Jen's SFYTT for the layout on this card. Don't you just love that Ric Rac Scallop Pierceability?? So fun!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be planted in front of the big screen watching the Nascar race! Go Jeff Go!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Time to Colour Challenge

Good Morning!
Ready for some fun? Lauren's new Saturday Challenges start today!!!
Below you will see the colour challenge for this week. Since I don't have all the PTI colours I will play along using SU! colours. Stop by Lauren's Blog to read up about the challenge and see what else she has to share!
Both of my projects today are for the MTTC 01 challenge.

As I said....I don't have all the PTI colours so I will be using SU! cardstock.
Here I have used Real Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Basic Gray.
I know I've said it before and I'll say it again...I can't get enough of this adorable Ladybug Friends stamp set available at All That Scraps.

Stamps: Ladybug Friends; Cardstock: PTI white, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Real Red; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, primas, white brad, mat pack and paper piercer, nesties

Today Diane aka Cookiestamper is releasing two more stamps. They are called Cookie Mouse and Cookie Tag. I decided to make a Box in a Bag to hold some homemade cookies...okay so they aren't REALLY homemade but the froze cookie dough kind...haha! The tag was made with my long curvy rectangle nesties. The stamps are available from All That Scraps today!!

Stamps: Cookie Mouse and Cookie Tag; Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Basic Grey, White and DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Jumbo Eyelet, Crop a Dile, Red Gingham, Scalloped edge punch, bags, round tab punch

Thanks for stopping by today!
Quick question.....does anyone know of a stamp with a man sitting at a computer? If so could you share what company it is? Thanks!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Treat Yourself!

Good Morning!
Yesterday it was sunny and blue skies BUT very deceiving outside...lol I think it's just wrong that I need to have the heat on in my car at this time of year...ugh!
I didn't want to go outside at all....so I stamped!
This card was created using the MFT sketch challenge #78 on SCS.
Stamps: Bunny Slippers; Cardstock: So saffron, Bashful blue, White and Jr. Varsity dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Bashful blue ribbon, White brads, Dimensionals
Today the All That Scraps design team are doing a review of the Gingersnaps Celebrate and AmyR's Birthday Sentiments. Stop by the ATS Blog a little later today to see what the girls have created!
I've used some of my fave American Crafts DP and coloured my Gingersnap to match.
Stamps: Gingersnaps Celebrate, AmyR Birthday Sentiments; Cardstock: Choc chip, White and American crafts DP(both sides); Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Oval nesties, Word window punch, Small oval punch, White brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you'll come back tomorrow...I'll have a new stamp to show you and also Lauren's Saturday Challenge...it's all brand new! I'm so excited!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

SCS sketch cards

Good Morning!
The weather here is nasty and I'm wishing for spring to stay for good! Chloe has another ear infection and this wind isn't helping the ear pain. Hoping today isn't quite so windy!
Yesterday I had some time after errands to work on the SCS sketch and managed to make two cards. This first one has no stamping but is a SU! only card ☺
I really enjoyed the sketch and wanted to make another card. This time I used the cute set from Taylored Expressions called Branching Out. I stamped the birds a second time on scrap paper, coloured and popped them up. I LOVE Pacific Point with Choc Chip....good thing I'm stockin' up on it before it retires ;)
This card screams spring to me! I can't wait to have some wonderful flowers planted just like this flower box! Here I've used the Mother's Day Key Ingredients from Taylored Expressions along with the Fresh Flowers stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Basic Rose Pirouettes :)

Good Morning!
After 70 degree weather yesterday we are expecting rain/snow the next few days....wonderful! Guess what I put away again....yep the shovel....lol
The colour challenge on SCS yesterday was Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Rose Red.
Pretty simple card that can be used for many occasions.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: PTI white, Basic Gray, Rose Red, WW and Candy Lane dp; Inks: Basic Gray; Accessories: Pink Pirouette ribbon, nesties, white brads, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Simply the Best Mojo83

Good Morning!
I've spent a lot of time the past two days working on some upcoming DT work for May releases. Can you believe May is just around the corner...wow...feels like it was just Christmas...lol
Anyway, you'll see all those cards very soon!
I did want to have something to show you for today and I do love to play along with Julee's Mojo Monday sketches! This is what I created for the Mojo 83 sketch. This card measures 5 x 5.
Stamps: Floral Symphony, Feeling Groovy; Cardstock: PTI Aqau Mist, Kiwi Kiss, PTI Vintage Cream and October Afternoon DP; Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Cool Caribbean, Black; Accessories: Martha butterfly punch, dew drops, kiwi satin ribbon, vanilla hph, scalloped edge punch
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions April KI Subscription Project

Today the newest Key Ingredients Subscription Release from Taylored Expressions is available. If you haven't heard about or signed up for this amazing deal you really need to check out all the details. Taylor does a fantastic job getting all the perfect coordinating supplies together.
For my project I've chosen to make an acrylic post it note/memo board and card for a friend's upcoming birthday next month. Along with the April KI Subscription Kit I used the super cute Downtown Diva.
It was really hard to get a shot of this acrylic post it note memo board because of the glare. This angle was the best I could do...lol
I started with a 5 x 7 acrylic frame. The prism cardstock, designer paper, image and flower ribbon is all inside the frame to protect it ;)
I cut a piece of cork down to 2 x 2 and glued some of the flower rhinestones from the April KI kit to the top of some tacks with Glossy Accents. Now I have pretty push pins to hold notes or whatever :) A small pink post it note was attached too. Be sure to use good tape like Sticky Tape to adhere the post it notes and cork board.

Here is a close up of the card. I LOVE that the glitter is ultra-fine because it sticks to anything! I ran this Heidi Swapp Ghost Flower through my Xyron machine to make it sticky....dumped on the Rapture Blue glitter....tapped off the excess and viola....it's so pretty!

For the flower rhinestones I used a mini glue dot to stick them to the pretty satin ribbon.

This card measures 5 x 5.

Today half of the Baker's Dozen have projects using this April Key Ingredients Subscription so stop on by to see them!
Sankari Wegman
Thanks for stopping by again!

Here's the scoop...

Good Morning!
I'll have two posts for you today but the next one won't follow for a few hours ;)
I've got a lot to do as I type this so I'll just give you some quick details. If you need more info holler at me :)
This card was made for the Featured Stamper 115 on SCS yesterday. I chose to CASE this card HERE. This was my first time drawing and colouring a wood floor...I like the end result but will need to practice more.
This card was made using a sketch on Karen Giron's blog here. I decided to make mine more masculine that could be used for a birthday card or get well....you know?
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hive Sweet Hive SFYTT

Good Morning!
Before I would allow myself to stamp yesterday I HAD to clean the basedump. I've been putting it off far too long. It looks pretty good now and should stay that way until next November when I start pulling out all the Christmas stuff...haha...that's when it turns into a disaster area ;)
After I ate some lunch I sat down to stamp! I used Jen's SFYTT.
The images were stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with my aqua painter and inks.
Stamps: Just Buzzin' By; Cardstock: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, WW, WC paper and Delicate Dots DP; Inks: Versafine Black, Summer Sun, So Saffron, More Mustard, Blush Blossom, Choc Chip, Bashful Blue; Accessories: Aqua painter, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Bashful Blue ribbon, Nesties, Stardust stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cheep Talk Sketches

Happy Saturday and Happy Race Day!
Today I have four cards to share with you :)
All of them use the Cheep Talk stamp set and the Good Morning Sunshine DP! They are mostly Stampin' Up! with the only non-SU! being the rhinestones.
This first card is for Lauren's Saturday Sketch. Isn't this card so fresh and fun? I really like how it came out.
This is the sketch for this week! This is the weekend sketch #77 challenge that is being hosted by Lori this week.
This sketch comes from Amy's blog and you can find the sketch here. I flipped this sketch :)
This sketch comes from Taylor's TECC64 on her blog. I turned this sketch also :)
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

A mish mash of projects

Good Morning!
I have a few things to share today and I do hope you enjoy them!
This first card was made using Cindy's sketch in the MFT forum on SCS. This is sketch #77.
I was excited to use some of my new nesties that I picked up from PaperWorksCo.
I've been practicing more and more with my Copics and shading a bit. I think I'm improving...what do you think?
Stamps: By the Seashore; Cardstock: Kiwi, Riding Hood Red, White and Scenic Route DP; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Silver brads, Curly label punch, Paper piercer, Dimensionals
This week the girls at All That Scraps are doing a review of a newly released set called Tweet-ies and you can see what fantastic cards have been made by stopping by the ATS Blog. I coloured this cute image with my SU! watercolour pencils and an aqua painter. The sketch comes from my Baker's Dozen team member Karen Giron.
Stamps: Tweet-ies, AmyR Birthday Sentiments; Cardstock: Really Rust, Choc Chip, WC paper and DP; Inks: Black Stazon, SU! Watercolour Pencils; Accessories: Aqua painter, Choc satin ribbon, button, linen thread, wavy border punch
The Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was called Framed. You could interpret it anyway you liked ;) I decided to make myself a post it note holder with a 5 x 7 acrylic frame. The post it notes had the cute grass/flowers on the bottom already.
Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: Old Olive, WW and Haiku dp; Inks: Choc chip, So saffron, Tangerine, Old olive; Accessories: Acrylic frame, Post it Notes, Tangerine ribbon, SAMJ, Mat pack and Paper piercer
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Inspired by my friend

Good Morning!
Well our snow is pretty much gone AGAIN ;) It's going to be quite warm this weekend...think I'll have to pull out my capris soon!!!
Yesterday my girlfriend Sandy came by to stamp with me. She is my walking partner and keeps me going each night...even when I TRY to get out of it...she keeps me motivated!
When I saw the SCS sketch challenge I immediately thought of the Season of Friendship set. The image panel needed something large and the tree was perfect for it!!
Stamps: Season of Friendship; Cardstock: Choc chip, Regal rose, Pumpkin pie, WW and Sweet Always dp; Inks: Choc chip, Regal rose, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, Silver brads, Martha butterfly punch, Martha pearls, Dimensionals
Since Sandy doesn't have a blog or a SCS gallery(although I'm trying to talk her into one) I thought I'd share the card she made for the sketch challenge. Her card uses the Inspired By Nature set. I think her card turned out GREAT!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Wednesday

Good Morning!
I've got a lot to share and this is my second post for today so be sure to scroll down to see my H & M Stamps blog hop project :)
Since it's Wednesday I also have an All That Scraps Challenge card to share. This week Lesa Rapp challenged us to use buttons on our cards. I was so excited to make this card using Jen's SFYTT from last Saturday but then when it got to the part of adding buttons I could only find yellow ones...haha! No red or green....guess I know what I'm adding to my wish list ;) Stop by the ATS Blog to see what the other DT members have created.
Stamps: Ladybug Friends; Cardstock: PTI white, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Imaginisce dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Primas, Bazzill flower, Button, Ribbon, Paper snips, Dimensionals, Mat pack and Paper piercer
When I saw the great colour challenge for SCS posted yesterday by Christine I couldn't wait to play along! I HAD to make TWO cards for it...lol
My first card is a SU! only card.
Colours are Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and optional Choc Chip.
Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: Choc chip, So saffron, Bordering blue, Pink pirouette, WW and Georgia peach dp; Inks: Same as CS; Accessories: Silver Brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals, SAMJ
My second card uses the super new set from Verve called Beautiful Kindness.
Stamps: Beautiful Kindness; Cardstock: So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, WW and Georgia Peach DP; Inks: Pink Pirouette, Choc Chip; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Martha Butterfly Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!