Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kind & Caring Thoughts

Good Morning!
I've got a mostly SU! only card to share with you this morning.
Tomorrow is Canada Day and I'm not quite sure what our plans are...maybe playing a little volleyball and badminton in the backyard....hope it's gorgeous out!
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts; Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, WW and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; Inks: So Saffron, Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Swiss Dots embossing folder, Oval Punches, Scalloped edge punch, Paper piercer, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dotted ribbon(inside out), Dimensionals
Now I have a cute card using the Get Well Critters from All That Scraps. I used some Ivory Flower Soft that you can get from All That Scraps as well.
Stamps: Get Well Critters; Cardstock: White, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, My Mind's Eye dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Flower soft glue, Flower soft Ivory, Buttons, Linen Thread, Oval nesties, EK success border punch, Dimensionals
Tomorrow begins the All That Scraps Sneak Peeks! Be sure to stop on by!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bermuda Bay Butterfly

Good Morning!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Yesterday Dawn Lusk, a fellow Dirty Dozen Alumni, was the Featured Stamper on SCS.
I chose to CASE her card HERE.
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts; Cardstock: Black, Bermuda Bay, WW, Vellum cardstock; Inks: Bermuda Bay Marker; Accessories: SU butterfly die, Bermuda Bay polka dotted ribbon, Swiss dots embossing folder, Wavy Border punch, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Life is Good!

Last night my girlfriend and I went and saw The Proposal....what a funny movie! I laughed so much!! I can't wait for it to come out on video in a few months....lol
While doing all my chores around the house yesterday I took a break to work on the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. THIS is the piece I chose to work with.
From it I took the colours and also a girl image.
Stamps: She's All That; Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Sahara Sand, WW and Kraft dsp; Inks: Brocade Blue, Sahara Sand; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Prima, Flower Punch, White Brad, Dimensionals
Now I'd like to show you Chloe's new pet....this is Fozzy Bear....he's a cute guinea pig but I'm not picking him up....I'll pet him but he's Chloe responsibility...and her dad's if she doesn't take care of it....since he bought it....haha!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Howdy! My Time Challenge

Happy Saturday!!
I'm so excited that the weekend is HERE!!! I have two days to just relax and stamp if I want to....ahhhhh paradise eh?
Today is Lauren's My Time To Create Challenge and this week it's a colour challenge.
I decided to use Really Rust, Old Olive, More Mustard and Choc Chip for my colours.

Of course I wanted to use a Weiman Wrangler again too! This is Cowboy Ethan. You can buy the digi image HERE and all proceeds will be going to the Make A Wish Foundation.
While you are on the Pink Cat Studio web page...take a look at the total raised so far!!! It's amazing!! Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the images!
Digi Images: Cowboy Ethan; Cardstock: PTI white, Really Rust, Old Olive, Choc Chip, More Mustard DSP; Accessories: Copics, Star punches, Oval Nesties, Ribbon, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Antique Brad, Dimensionals
Now stop on by the My Team To Create Blogs(listed on my right side bar) and see what fabulous creation they came up with...I know it's amazing ;)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!
ETA: Brenda just asked about using the digi image and I thought I'd answer here in case others have questions too :) When you download the image you can resize it to ANY size you like which is a nice feature...especially with sentiments that you want smaller to fit into say a punch you'd like to use. As for what I print on....it's usually just white cardstock. My printer doesn't like THICK cardstock so I usually use Whisper White, GinaK, Taylored Expressions or even Georgia Pacific from Walmart...lol
Hope I've helped Brenda...if not...shoot me an email!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cupcakes Make Everything Better

Good Morning!
I'm so glad it's Friday and I have the next two days off! This commute I have right now is OUTRAGEOUS...I don't have patience for people and traffic...grrrr!
I also have an exam today and it's been years since I had to study for one...ack!
Wish me luck...haha!
On Monday Julee posts a Mojo sketch and it's been a couple of weeks since I was able to play along. This is what I created with it.
Stamps: Cupcakes Make Everything Better; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, WW and Washington Apply dsp; Inks: Memento Bllack, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Wavy Border punch, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sneak Peek at a project...

Good Morning!
This is my second post for today....scroll down for my SU SCS sketch card :)
Today I have a project featured on the Stamp A Sweet Impression Blog....hop on over to check it out ;)
Here is a little sneak peek of it!
Thanks for stopping by!

All in the Family

Good Morning!
Whew...only two more days til the weekend! I've been super busy at work this week and then studying at home for an exam on Friday...BUT I did manage to go to the basement to make a quick card after dinner last night :) That makes me HAPPY ☺
This was created for Chloe. I forgot to stamp a little Congrats on the front before mounting it on foam tape...oops! Thought this would be nice to leave with her lunch bag on Friday...making it to the last day of school and the last day of 4th grade!
Stamps: All in the Family, All in the Family Accessories; Cardstock: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, WW and Washington Apple DSP; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, White Brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for popping by today!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

If Friends Were Flowers...

Good Morning!
How's your week going so far?
Today I'm sharing an All That Scraps card for this week's challenge of making a Summery card.
I just adore these cute Swiss Pixies! This is Heidi!
Stamps: Swiss Pixie Heidi, AmyR's Friendship Sentiments; Cardstock: Green Galore, Bashful Blue, White and American Crafts DP; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Primas, White Brads, Stickles, Wavy Border Punch, Oval Punch, Rectangle Nesties, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

You Float My Boat!

Good Morning!
Today I'm sharing a card I gave to my husband ;)
The stamp set and June 20th Key Ingredients are from Taylored Expressions.
I stamped the image from Beach Bum onto Choice Snow White cardstock with Memento Black ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I stamped a second image and cut out the cuppie to place in the boat too :)
Stamps: Beach Bum; Cardstock: Prism Paper, White, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Nesties, Ribbon, Wavy Border Punch, Oval Punch, White Candy Dots, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cowboy Ethan & Cowgirl Ava

Good Morning!
I have some EXCITING stuff to share with you today!

Last week our dear friend and fellow My Time Team member, Alicia lost her son.
Ethan was super special and you can read up on it all here on Alicia's blog. She is amazing.

Lauren is such a giving person and wanted to do something to honour Ethan's memory. She teamed up with Melissa from Pink Cat Studio to design some digi images called Cowboy Ethan and Cowgirl Ava. All proceeds from these images will go to the Make a Wish Foundation. Stop by the Pink Cat Studio page HERE that Melissa set up to read all the details.

Here are a couple samples I made with the images.
Digi Images: Cowboy Ethan; Cardstock: Choc chip, Old olive, White and Scenic route dp; Inks: Copics; Accessories: Nesties, Brads, HPH, Ribbon, Small Star punch, Dimensionals
This one uses both Cowgirl Ava and Cowboy Ethan. Being that these are digi images you can take them into your photo editing program and move them around. I choose to put them together and made it look like they were holding hands.
Digi Images: Cowboy Ethan, Cowgirl Ava; Cardstock: White, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, DP; Inks: Copics; Accessories: Nesties, HPH, Wavy Border Punch, Dimensionals
Now for more inspiration on these images stop by the My Time To Create Team Blogs:
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Razzleberry Friendship Tree

Good Morning!
I got a few things stamped yesterday and will hopefully get more done today!
Chloe and her dad are off spending the day together! It's so nice that they can do that every now and then. I know some people who never spend the day like that with their kids...sad really :(
I think it's a GREAT way for them to celebrate Father's Day!
Here is a card I made with the new In Colour....Rich Razzleberry.
This is a SU! only card. I was SO excited to see that Season of Friendship made it into the catty this year!!! The ribbon is the Razzleberry Polka Dots...turned to the solid side. Truth be told...I don't really like the polka dotted side....lol
Stamps: Season of Friendship; Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, WW and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; Inks: Choc chip, Crushed curry, Dusty durango, rich razzleberry; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Curly Label Punch, Silver brad, Flower trio punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping today!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

KI Blog Hop - For a Special Teacher

Good Morning and welcome to the June 20th KI Blog Hop!
I've been excited to show you this card which I made last week with the Taylored Expressions June 20th Key Ingredients.
This month Taylor challenged us to make a gift or card for a June Celebration and we were to add some sort of dimension to our project. Want to know what the kicker was? NO COPICS!
So....
I started by stamping the cute bear from Beary Special onto Choice Snow White Cardstock with Memento Black Ink(twice). I then coloured both images with Prismacolour Pencils and Gamsol.
My dimension comes from a few layers of cardstock, nesties and the bear being popped up on dimensionals. Isn't that ribbon YUMMY?! I had a hard time capturing the colour of the ribbon...it looks blue here but it isn't...lol I think it's Orchid.
Here is a shot to show the dimension. I even gave the sentiment banner some dimension ;)
The sentiment comes from the A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
Stop by one half of the Baker's Dozen who are playing along with this month's KI Subscription!
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm going to be busy STAMPING all flippin' weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Yummy Melon Mambo

Just a super duper quick card using one of the new In Colours....Melon Mambo
I used Karen Giron's sketch from last week....I know....her twist was WHITE space but I HAD to use some of this new DP too! haha!
I have the entire weekend off and I plan on doing a LOT of stamping so there should be a whack of things to show you soon!
Stamps: A Little Somethin'; Cardstock: Melon Mambo, WW and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; Inks: Melon Mambo; Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Circle Punch, Nesties, Razzleberry Ribbon, White Brad, Flower Trio Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SCS sketch 233 cards

Good Morning!
Well this cold of mine seems to be hangin' around....wish it would take a hike! lol!
I'm so excited to get home from work tonight....my SU! order should be sitting here waiting for me....that's if Brian hasn't opened it first...rofl
After work and dinner last night I went down to stamp a couple of cards. I used the SC233 for both.
This one uses a new set to me...Branch Out. I turned the sketch for this one.
Stamps: Branch Out, Pocket Silhouettes; Cardstock: Choc chip, Tangerine, WW and Hawaiian Papaya dp; Inks: Choc chip, Kiwi, Tangerine, Old Olive, Going Gray; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Flower fusion, Antique brads, Dimensionals
My second card....
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly; Cardstock: Choc chip, Pretty in Pink, WW and Sweet Always dp; Inks: Choc chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thanks a Bunch!

Good morning everyone!
My day off yesterday went WAY too fast...lol
I got almost everything done on my to-do list except an All That Scraps card but stop by the ATS blog later today to see what fab creations the girls came up with!
I needed four thank you cards and used the Colour Challenge as my starting point.
Baja Breeze, Ruby Red and White
Stamps: A Little Somethin'; Cardstock: Ruby Red, Baja, White and Parisian Breeze Specialty; Inks: Baja; Accessories: Circle nesties, Wavy border punch, Baja ribbon, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals, Flower Trio Punch, Rhinestone
Look at this HAPPY mail I received from Allison yesterday!!! Thanks Allison!!! I can't wait to dig into those Mac Toffee's!! YUMMY!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Teacher You Are Appreciated

Good Morning!
I haven't stamped for a few days but I'm hoping to do so today!!
Last month was Chloe's other teachers birthday and I made him this gift set. He seemed to really like it.
Stamps are from Kim Hughes Making the Grade.
The idea came from Nichole and you can find it HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thank You For Your Friendship

Good Morning!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
This is a SU! only card. I'm trying to use up some of my old/retired designer papers because very soon I'll be ordering the new stuff from SU!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Choc chip, Pacific point, WW and Parisian Breeze Specialty; Inks: Choc chip, Pacific point; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Oval punch, Designer label punch, Jumbo brad, Eyelet border punch, Pacific point ribbon, Photo Corner punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Faith & Hope

Good Morning!
After work yesterday I went down to the basement to stamp because it was so flippin' hot upstairs in our house....lol
I popped on over to Jen's blog to check out her SFYTT.
I still had a few papers on my table from a few days ago and decided to make a card using a new Taylored Expressions stamp set called Faith & Hope.
Stamps: Faith & Hope; Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Core'dinations Cardstock, MM designer paper; Inks: Choc chip; Accessories: Nesties, MM button and flower, Linen thread, Choc chip ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wild About You!

Happy Saturday!
Today it's Lauren's My Time to Create Challenge! This week it's an inspiration piece...you can see it below....
Here is what I created for the challenge. I REALLY like how it came out. I don't normally say that but I felt I stepped out of my box a little and it wasn't so scary after all....haha!
I know the animal in the photo looks more like a turtle but I don't have one so an elephant it is!
Stamps: Wild About You; Cardstock: White, Close To Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red; Inks: Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, White Organdy Ribbon, Circle Punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Buttons, Linen thread, Dimensionals, Scor pal
Now stop by the My Time To Create Team Blogs to see what the girls have created! You will find them all in my side bar.
It's my weekend to work so I'm going to have very little stamping time. Bummer eh?
Hope YOU all enjoy the weekend though! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Life is Good!

Good Morning!
Today is Taylor's BIRTHDAY!!! Stop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! While you are there...check out the sketch! We hope that you can play along!
Here is my birthday card for Taylor. I wanted to make a fun beachy card for her!
I've used the new set called Beach Bum along with the Beach Bum Key Ingredients. Cuppie and accessories were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with Copics. I added some stardust jellyroll pen to the sunglasses ;)
Stamps: Beach Bum; Cardstock: White, Prism and DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Oval punch, Circle punch, Wavy Border punch, Gel pen, Nesties, Stickers, Dimensionals, white brads
This is the inside of the card. Here I've used one of the stickers that come in the Beach Bum Key Ingredients.

Thanks for stopping by today!