Sunday, January 31, 2010

Housework

Good Sunday Morning!
Can you believe this is the last day of January already? Where has this month gone?
Here is another stamp set I picked up at CHA from MFT. My husband actually does a lot more housework than I do these days..ha! I thought he'd get a kick out of this!
The set is called Maid for WTG.
Stamps: Maid for WTG; Cardstock: Vanilla, Baja Breeze, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Button, Linen Thread, Spellbinders Die, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm working this afternoon but am hoping to stamp sometime this morning!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Flower Power

It's been awhile since Christine from All That Scraps has drawn any monkey images but he's making a comeback! This set is called Flower Power! Just the cutest little images! The sentiment comes from AmyR's new set called All Women.
I stamped the images in memento black and coloured with copics. Both the sentiment and image panels were cut with nesties and then sponged Soft Sky onto them while still in the die cut.
Pop by the ATS blog for your chance to win this set!
Stamps: Flower Power, AmyR's All Women; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, White, DP; Inks: Memento Black, Soft Sky; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stickles
All That Scraps will be releasing all the new set for purchase at Midnight tomorrow!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Inkspiration Challenge - Inspiration #17

Good Morning!
I was in a panic last night thinking I could not play along with the Inkspiration team today. Since getting home from CHA I have been a little behind...hehe!
This morning I found my card I made for this challenge BEFORE leaving for CHA! yeah!
Here is the picture....
This is what I created. A SU! only card. I struggle with Inspirations and CAS cards but I think I like the end result this time. What do you think?
I'm rushing out the door for work in a few minutes but please stop by the Inkspiration Challenge Design Team to see what they created. You can find all the links on my sidebar.
Have a great day!
There is also a second post below....

It'll Be Okay...

Last week at CHA I was lucky enough to
1. Meet Kim from MFT
2. Pick up some MFT stamps!
It's nearly impossible to find any at a LLS here and if I could snag 'em at CHA and not pay shipping/duty and wait for snail mail...all the better eh?! I'll be squeezing a few cards in between all the sneak peeks I'll be sharing over the next week ;)
For this one I used Mercy's sketch #58 on her blog. The umbrella was paper pieced and some crystal effects were added to her rain boots....so fun!
Here is a close up shot of the shiny boots!
Stamps: MFT; Cardstock: White, Red, Yellow, MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Scalloped Edge Punch, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cuteness today!

Good Morning~!
I'm soooooooooooo happy to be home and stamping! Last night I pulled out a NEW stamp set I picked up at CHA. Joan was flaunting hers so I had to set out to find my own....hehe! She's such an enabler!
Ok you probably want to know where to find them right?
WoodwareUSA and this set is called Garden Tots.
The sketch comes from SC265.
Stamps: Garden Tots; Cardstock: White, Lemon, October Afternoon Farm Fresh DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Ribbon, Prima, Button, Thread
Today is also day two of the All That Scraps previews. This cute image is from Amy Young. She's so fun and cheery! I've added some stickles to the flower and smaller dots on her dress for interest! Remember that you could win this set by visiting the ATS Blog! All the new stamps will be available for purchase on Monday!
Stamps: Amy Young; Cardstock: White, Choc Chip, American Crafts DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Spellbinders, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sugarplums Party - Sneak Peek

Hey all!!! I've missed you and missed sharing some cards with you too!
Be sure to scroll down to my next post to see some fun pics of friends at CHA!
Today starts this week's All That Scraps previews for the February release.
This cute and adorable image is from the Sugarplum's Party set.
Sweet...isn't she?!
Stamps: Sugarplum's Party; Cardstock: Cream, Baja, DP; Inks: Memento Black, Distressing Ink; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Sponges, Ribbon, Thread, Dimensionals, Stickles
Stop by the All That Scraps Blog to see the fantastic samples and also for your chance to win this awesome new set! The release will be on Monday, February 1st.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CHA 2010 Pics

Hi everyone!
I'm home!!! I'm missing California and all my new friends already though!
Thought I'd share a few CHA pictures with you :)
Here are part of the Baker's Dozen girls hanging out at the SCS booth. Check out those cute flower balloons!
Beate, Jenn and I....Jenn the little sneak is giving Beate some bunny ears...hehe!
Here is my friend Karen shopping at the TE booth!
Sankari, Taylor and Karen doing a make 'n take on Saturday.
Saturday I ran into the sweet and adorable Amy! The girl must have moved 4 feet in two hours....she was being swamped by everyone!!! LOL! I'm so glad we were on the Dirty Dozen together!
Jami and I at the TE booth! She's soooooooo flippin' funny!
It was so great to meet Bev too! She gave me the biggest hug!!
Look at cute little Joan! Such a sweetheart! I was on the Dirty Dozen with her too!!!
Oh it's me and Cindy!!! This girl is amazing! I wish we had more time to spend together but we both were working booth. Next time for sure though!
ACK! It's Cammie! What a doll she is! I look funky though...haha!

I had to go back to MFT on Saturday to see Kim and pick up more stamps!!! Oh and intrude on her make 'n take for a picture too ;)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the pictures! My camera battery died on FRIDAY...ugh! So a lot of pics were taken with my iPhone ;)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Love is In the Air...

Happy Monday!
Well today we head home from CHA! I'm writing this ahead of time but I'm sure I've had a blast and met many wonderful people this past weekend! LOL! I'll be sure to share pictures this week!
PaperworksCo has another fantastic sketch that you can find on their blog HERE.
This week I pulled out Jacob the Cupid again. He's so cute!
I wanted something bright and fun so I fell back on one of my fave MME Love Me Do designer papers.
Stamps: Jacob the Cupid; Cardstock: White, Prism, MME Love Me Do dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Silver embellishments, Modern label punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sprinkled with Love

I've been saving this card since LAST Sunday....hehe! It was made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #52. Once again I've used the Valentine Key Ingredients along with the new set Sprinkled with Love. Both are available from Taylored Expressions.
Stamps: Sprinkled with Love; Cardstock: Prism, Buttercream, MME Be Loved; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Modern Label Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine Critter - Teddy

Today the ATS girls are doing our last reviews of the January stamps. Next week the previews for February begin!!! So exciting!
This cute teddy is from Diane's set called Valentine Critters.
I decided to leave the sentiment off so the card could be used for many different occasions.
Stamps: Valentine Critters; Cardstock: Bordering Blue, White, October Afternoon dp; Inks; Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, nesties, wavy border punch, ghost heart, button, thread, dimensionals
Stop by the ATS blog today to see what fabulous cards the girls have created!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #17

It's a new year and time for a new challenge from the Inkspirations team!
This week Makeesha has given us a pretty colour palette...
Isn't this so springy? So fresh and fun!
Pop by Makeesha's blog to find out all the fun details and link your card.
I combined these pretty colours with a couple of SCS challenges. The Sketch and the Ways to Use it Challenge....birds. It's hard to tell in the picture but I added some microbeads to the wing. I was going to do the leaves too but thought that might be a little overkill...kwim?
Stamps: Cheep Talk; Cardstock: Choc chip, So saffron, Cameo coral, Very vanilla; Inks: Choc chip, Certainly celery, So saffron, Cameo coral; Accessories: Oval nesties, Saffron ribbon, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Crystal effects, Microbeads, Dimensionals, Silver Brads
Stop by the Inkspiration team to see what fabulous creations they have to share as well:
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Missing You

Good Morning!
It's going to be a busy busy day! After work I'll do my laundry and then finally pack my suitcase for CHA. Then I have to run to the airport to pick up my friend, Karen, that is coming with me! We are going to have such a good time! I've never been on a girls weekend getaway before and I'm looking forward to it.
I'll miss my family though but luckily we can talk or text anytime!
Yesterday Mercy posted her sketch for this week and I was so happy I could squeeze a card in!
I've used a new Taylored Expressions set called Love Everywhere. I'm LOVING this set! Everything except the little rhinestones are from the Valentine Key Ingredients which are also available at the TE store.
Stamps: Love Everywhere; Cardstock: Buttercream, Prism, MME Be Loved dp; Inks: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Scalloped edge punch, Rhinestones, Ric rac, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You Lift Me Up!

Here is another new Taylored Expressions card. Sunday I played along with the Featured Stamper and chose to case Anne's card here. She had a cupcake theme going on but I really wanted to use this new hot air balloon image from Love Everywhere. The sentiment comes from Cuppie Love Scenes. All the papers come from the Valentine Key Ingredients kit too! I'm using them up so fast! Love them!
Stamps: Cuppie Love Scenes, Love Everywhere; Cardstock: Buttercream, Prism, MME Beloved dp; Inks: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red; Accessories: Nesties, Modern Label Punch, Heart Chipboard, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gordie

Happy Monday!
Yippee! Only three more sleeps until I leave for CHA! Still so much to do!
I've got most of my DT commitments done and I'll have cards ready to go for each day while I'm gone.
Did you happen to see the PaperWorksCo sketch yesterday? If not, here it is! LOL! I hope you can play along with us and if you do be sure to link up your card on the PWCO blog.
I've used the super cute Gordie the Giraffe for my card. It's been a long time since I used this American Crafts DP too! Awhile back it was a fave of mine too! Do you go through phases with things? Or do you use something once and move on? I have a hard time letting go.....lol
Stamps: Gordie the Giraffe; Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Choc chip, White and American Crafts dp; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, nesies, AC ribbon, button, thread, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your day is wonderful!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Finally....

Canada Post delivered my new Taylored Expressions stamps!!
Well Brian had to go to the post office to pick them up but yeah....they are here!
I think this is my favourite release yet!
After dinner I got busy creating with the Valentine Key Ingredients and each new set.
First up is
Love Everywhere.
Lastly I used Cuppie Love Scenes.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thinking of You

Happy Saturday!
Today the Taylored Expression Baker's Dozen will be showcasing some wonderful products from the TE store. Be sure to stop by and visit them :)
Alex Maldonado
Jackie Pedro
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
My package still hasn't arrived and I'm super bummed but as soon as it does, I'll get busy creating something for you to see!
In the meantime, I have an older TE image to share. This easal card was made with my very fave set called Branching Out.
Stamps: Branching Out; Cardstock: Ruby Red, Choc chip, Very Vanilla and Cosmo Cricket DP; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, nesties, ribbon, scalloped edge punch, modern label punch, chipboard bird, rhinestone, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
ETA: Thanks Michelle for helping me identify the dp...lol...I was too lazy to go lookie ;)