Friday, July 16, 2010

Blog Candy from Elizabeth Bell Designs

Time is running out but hop very quickly over to Elizabeth Bell to enter for this very generous blog candy......a total of 36 stamps.....yep that's right 36! And they are adorable.....go fast enter!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Hello Friends~

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend. It is very HOT out there....they tell us tomorrow evening we may see.......or should I say hear some thunder boomers.......hopefully it will wait til the fireworks are over. However you celebrate make sure to have fun and stay safe!

I made this card for little nephew's birthday and thought it would be a perfect post being that so many are heading to the lake for camping and fishing this weekend.
I used this adorable little stamp from High Hopes called Time Well Spent. I used my copics to color the image and applied some crystal lacquer to the water to give it a 'wet' appearance. Don't these two just look like they are having the best time?

I added a real fish hook to the card.....had the hubby remove the sharp barb.....this leads me to a kinda funny story about when I went to our little local hardware store to buy them......the nice gentleman asked me if I needed any help.....I replied that I think I found what I needed....I was looking at the size and color of the metal.....he said well maybe if I knew what kind of fish are you fishing for?.....I told him I wasn't going fishing with them.....he looked at me with a puzzled look and said well what are going to do with fish hooks then?.....I said "Oh if I tell will think I am crazy"....well then I thought that didn't sound so good I told him I make cards and was going to use them as an embellishment on a card I am making with fish on it.....he told me he didn't think I was crazy....but he still looked a little puzzled so I'm not so sure!

Here's a closer looksie at the image

This is an easel card so here is the inside....the little fish on the pop up is off of a Penny Black stamp with Hedgehogs Fishing.

Hope you enjoyed my card....oh I love reading your sweet comments!
Enjoy the weekend everyone! We are going to my Mom and Dad's for a family cookout.....yummmm can't wait!!

Stamps: High Hopes Penny Black and Stampin' Up
Paper: CS is from SU and DP is from 3 Bugs in a Rug
Inks: Memento, SU and Copics
Tools: SU and Martha Stewart punches
Embellishments: stash


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge Week #142


I hope you are enjoying your isn't very nice here....we need some sunshine!!

This is a card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge and I also took it to our shoebox gathering on Tuesday as one of my projects.

I used a stamp from Shadow Box for my image, stamped it in Sahara Sand from Stampin' Up and put a little white flocking on it. The sentiment is from one of my favorite SU sets and I am so sad to see it is being discontinued this time around. It is called 'Close as a Memory'. This is a simple card but I thought it turned out to be a perfect Sympathy card. I used my Martha punches for the edge at the bottom and the butterflies. The sentiment was punched with my old Marvy punches.
Here is a look at the image.......

....and a side view to try and show the flocking.

Stamps: Shadow Box and Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up
Paper: Bazzill and Stampin Up
Tools: Martha Stewart and Marvy Punches
Flocking and Ribbon from my stash

Well there it is...hope you will let me a few kind words if you like it....and have a marvelous day.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Congratulations Jane & Sam

Hello Friends~

My friend's daughter got married this week.....this is a card I made for them...and then I just happened to notice that this card fit perfectly in the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday. So congrats to Jane and Sam and yipee another challenge done for me!!

I used this stamp set from Inkadinkado....stamped it with SU Very Vanilla Craft Ink and heat embossed it with Satin Pearl EP from Stampendous. I used my oval Nesties and popped up the image with pop dots. The flower was made using my Retro Flower punches and layering them up. The paper is just the most beautiful pearly paper...which the camera does not pick up.....I used my Cuttlebug and embossing folder for the background. The ribbon and pearls are left overs I have had in my stash since I made my daughter's wedding invites two years ago. A very simple card but I do like how it turned out.....simple but elegant!

Here is a close up of the image....wish you could see the pearlyness of it all.....I think that is another word I made up.

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Paper Cut
Ink: SU and Encore
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Tools: Punches from EK Success, Cuttlebug and Nestabilities
Other supplies: Pearls and Ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by.....I love reading your comments and please come back again.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Double Challenge

Hi Everyone~

A short but sweet posting for you today. I made this card for two challenges the one over at "Friday Sketchers" and also "Just Magnolia" and need to get it posted or I will miss the challenges.

I used this cute little Tilda......colored her up with my Copics, cut her out with my Nestabilities and then sponged a little ink before removing the die and finally added some stickles around the image. I made the outer lacey mat by first using the scalloped circle and then punching with one of my Martha corner punches......because the challenge over at Magnolia was lace!!

here she is......and I noticed that this poor little Tilda put her shoes on the wrong feet when she got dressed this morning!! Oh well maybe she is just learning!!!!

And yep I made another easel card.....I just love them!! I put some little Martha butterflies on the image and the greeting to keep the little butterfly Tilda is holding company!!!

....and here is the inside greeting....I did a little piercing to the scalloped oval to hopefully add some more laceyness.......hmmm is that a word?........guess it is now.

Stamps: Magnolia and SU
Ink: Memento, Copics and SU
Paper: Best Creations Inc., Boxer Scrapbookers and Stampin' Up Melon Mambo
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nesties and Martha Stewart punches
Embellishments: Stickles, Rhinestones and Flower Ribbon from my stash

Well off I am.....have a lovely evening and let me a comment if you would like....I would like it if you did!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Cupful of Fun!

Hi All~

Today I have a quick post.....the outdoors is calling me. It seems like the lawn needs to be mowed every other day.

This was an older sketch from a challenge I printed off a few weeks back and despite good intentions never got it done.
I used this cute little mouse in a tea cup from Stampavie designed by Tina Wenke. It is very fun to color......I used my copic markers and stickles. I just love this paper from My Mind's fun and summery. I also did a little piercing along the edges.

Here is a closer look at the image.......

...and a view of it opened up as an easel.....

...and a close up of the sentiment which is from Stampin' Up.

Stamps: Stampavie and SU
Inks: Memento, Copics and SU
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and Retro Flower punch from EK Success
Paper: by MME and Bazzill
Embellies: stash
Stickles: Stardust

I hope you are having a beautiful day. And please come back to see me again....leave me a comment if you like what you see. I love hearing from you. Thanks for looking.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Lizzie!

Hi Everyone~

I know it has been a long time....there is just so much to do this time of year. The weather has been beautiful here.....we could definitely use some rain though. It is just hard to find time to sit down and stamp.

This is a card I made for my sweet little niece, Lizzie.....she turned nine on we had a very nice time celebrating her birthday with her this weekend. I am entering this card in the Sketch Saturday Challenge for week #105. This was a very fun sketch to work with. I used this adorable Stampavie stamp from Penny Johnson....isn't it cute? I colored this little guy (or girl) with copics and cut it out with the oval Nestabilities. The outer oval is one of big scalloped ovals.
Here is a closeup of the butterfly....I added lots of stickles to it to make it sparkle.....

...and here is the image with the little bow and butterflies, which I also stickled all up! I used a lace edge punch from Martha Stewart for the bottom edge and added some pretty pink rhinestones.

This is the inside of the card....again the Martha punch and rhinestones. The sentiment is from Whipper Snapper and also colored with copics. I added some stickles to this again and put another little punched butterfly over top of the little birdie that is on the stamp....the butterfly just went better with this gorgeous designer paper.

And finally the card displayed.

Stamps: Stampavie and Whipper Snapper
Ink: Memento and Copics
Paper: DP- Basic Creations Inc. Cardstock- Bazzill and American Crafts
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up punches
Stickles: Stardust, Lime Greeen and Yellow
Rhinestones & Ribbon: Stash

That is it....and I will try to get back a little sooner. I appreciate your comments and would love to know you were here. Thanks for looking and please check in again.
Have a wonderful day...and enjoy the summer weather!!!