Saturday, June 28, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

One of my stamping friends for many years has some AWESOME blog candy up for grabs. Julie is extremely talented and her creations rock! If you have not visited her blog be sure to check it out. Her blog is called "Out on a Whim" with Julie. Hurry on over she will be calling a winner tomorrow (Sunday evening) !


Foxy Lady

The weekend is finally here Yepee! When you are up 1/2 a night you never know what you might create. I couldn't help but play with my Staving Artistamps set again. I think she needs a purse but I didn't have one to add. I think it is a fun card though. What do you think?

I used the beehive Fiskar template to make the imatation cobblestone road and some cheap decorative scissors for the grass. To color I used Copic markers. Nothing real fancy just a FUN share. The stop sign is computer generated and was created using Photoshop.

Enjoy your morning I am off to create more, maybe you will even get two shares today!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Orchids

I almost feel guilty showing you these samples I would hate for Dee Dee to see how much fun I'm having with this paper she may feel horrible for given it up! Being a paper junkie, I am so having fun with this gorgeous pad of paper from SEI.

After having one of the worst days ever at work today, police being called and all you would think I would come home and have no creative spunk. Well with this paper you don't need any. The paper and the colors are enough to inspire you!

I was a bit tired of using my Cuttlebug Swiss dot folder so I made one using a swirl folder instead.

Besides the SEI "Black Orchid" paper and the Cuttlebug folders, I used my Wizard with circle and oval dies. The Flowers and wording are from Stampin Up. and the turquoise flowers are a punch. The metal "Friend" is a dollar store find and the ribbon is from Michael's. To attach I used pop dots and double stick tapes.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoy my evening shares.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Orchids Everywhere.

I won some real niffy blog candy from Dee Dee She is so talented I know it must have been torture to give up this awesome pad of paper by S.E.I. that I created these 3 cards from. I also won a bunch of other goodies from her that I can't wait to use and share. Check out her site she is super creative!

These 3 cards were all created using the SEI "Black Orchid" pad. It is a super scrapbook pad and comes with a couple of embossed plain flower sheets. On the two cards that are very similar I used this plain image as the focal point and colored them in with my Copic markers (see colors used below). I think I nailed the colors matching the stock fairly well. On the sunshine card I cut out a piece of stock and used it as my focal point.

Another note on the two that are similar I couldn't decide if the black 3/4" circle buttons looked better with the flowers or without on top of them so I made one of each. The one without measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and other is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.

Other items used include Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder, scallop punches (giga & mega), Wizard and circle dies, Lasting Impression rub ons, bubble stickers over the cutout black circles (included in the stack) ribbon, MFT sentiment "sending sunshine" prima flowers and a mini white clip.

Just wanted to share my evening makes before calling it a night. I am sure I will be sharing much more using all the neat stuff she sent!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Blog Candy by Stamping Caz

Here's some blog candy by Caz. Do check it out and enter your name, maybe you'd win some!
Good luck!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Have a Blast!

I certainly am putting this set to use. Here is another card created using the Doodle Factory Urban set from Starving Artist. You might recall me saying I had a few ideas for this set well this card just came together and was not one of them. That means lots more to come!

All the paper I used is from Lasting Impressions. You can't see in scan but I embossed the background with Cuttlebug "Happy Birthday" folder and used the dot folder for the band. I added some star glitter behind the bubble in spaceship for added bling. The "It's your day" is a rub on from Lasting Impressions.

Quick make and oh so FUN! Enjoy your Saturday, I am off to run some errands.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Nothing Like A Rough Day!

I finished up this card in the wee hours of the night and couldn't wait to share it. For those owning this set I think you will like a couple of different things I did to create it. First off I took a stamped "blip" "blip" on white stock and cut it out with a flower punch going around the edges with black marker to make it look more like smoke. That isn't the best trick with this set. Both the robot on the ground that got splattered with paint and the one in the spaceship under the bubble are the same. I created a smiling robot by making the space between the suit and his head the mouth and gave the robot a happy look. I then decided I would make the robot inside the space ship a girl so I put curls on it using a marker from the eyebrows up. Oh how fun this set is to play with.

Stamps used Starving Artist Doodle Factory Urban. Other supplies included Ranger glossy accents, Copic Markers and white pigment pen in addition to common linen stock.

Design Team News and Card Share

I was contacted by Margaret from Sparkle N Sprinkle to join her team as a designer after seeing some of my work. For those not familiar with this company you must check them out! In addition to having a variety of rubber for any persons taste they have an HUGE assortment of glitter and embossing powders to make all your projects sparkle.

I created this card which will be in their gallery shorty. I have a few silhouette stamps but never really played with them. I do like the look of how this card came out. I stamped the image onto red cs and then embossed using a detailed black embossing powder. I then cut it out and mounted it to a circle that I punched out and embossed. The verse is a sticker from Me & My Big Ideas "Family Verses" and I used the Cuttlebug Swiss dot folder. Complete directions and materials will be available when it appears in their gallery. That is another reason I decided to join. Their gallery gives complete directions for any of their card samples so you can easily duplicate anything you see.

I have a work table with tons of Starving Artist Doodle Factory images to play so I am off to create. Have a great evening!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blog Candy Win

I won some awesome blog candy from Becky. I mean really awesome !! I won a sheet of rubber from Starving Artist. I was never so excited to receive the email telling me I won the DoodleFactory Urban set! Kathy has made some super sample cards with the set and I was so excited when I found out I won my very own set. Here is the first of many cards I made with my new set. I thought this would make for a real cool kid's birthday card. Inside verse reads "I hope your birthday is out of this world". I used the same font to create text inside as outside and stamped the spaceship inside.

To create, I used some background paper I have had lying around for some time, sorry don't recall the source but it came in a 6x6 pad. The wording was made using a dot matrix font I downloaded. Images were colored in with Copic markers.

It is a rather simple card but I couldn't wait to share my win with everyone. I have several other ideas in the works for this set. Look for more coming real soon!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Wishing all the dad's out there a wonderful day! This card is super easy to make and great for any handyman on your Father's Day list. For an added touch I stamped wishes on paint chips I swiped from local home center. All the dies are from Spellbinders and the background wood was a real bargain I picked it up at Joann's on sale it's called "Barnwood" by HOTP. For the sign I cut and ebossed it on some single sided copper stock and scuffed it up for a more rustic look. Brads are from Oriental Trading and I used some hemp for apron ties.

Enjoy your day with your husband's and dads. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Graduation Party Treats

I just got home from my nephew's graduation. Time sure flies,it only seems like yesterday that he was running around in silly hats. Do all boys do that? His school mascot is pirates and their colors are gold and black. I started stamping these images some time ago and feeling cruddy lately decided to scrap out on completing them. At the last minute today, not wanting them to go to waste I decided to whip up some delicious chocolate chip cookies and finish them. I really was in a time crunch and didn't think I would get them done but I surprised myself. I started at 11:30 and left house at 1:00! I thought for sure I would be putting them together as I drove down the street but did manage to finish before I left the house that included, making the cookies, burning the edges on tags and wrapping everything up. Then, I was kicking myself for not running to the party store last night for a treasure chest I planned on displaying them in but when I got there sis had an extra chest so everything worked out wonderfully. They went very quickly and everyone loved the idea.

I actually spotted a similar packaging on someone else's blog and would be happy to give credit to them if I could remember who it was. If it was you please email me!

I stamped fronts using black ink and colored them in using Prisma watercolor markers.
I stamped backs first with a treasure map then graduate stamp. To finish tags off I burned edges over a candle for an aged look. After placing cookies into bag I punched hole and added twine to close.
Sorry pictures are not better. I literally took them as I was walking out the door.

Hughes collection (Graduate)
CHF Treasure Map
Stampin Up pirate stamps
Prisma watercolors markers
Krylon Silver paint pen
Cello Bags
Cookies Homemade
Off White CS
Candle for aging
Hole punch Standard size

Thanks for visiting have a great Sunday!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just wanted to say Hi!

Happy Thursday! I have been putting in some super long hard days at work so I thought I would drop in to say hi and share this card I made awhile ago. All paper and templates are by Lasting Impressions. It is a card I did my first faux stitching on. The saying is a Penny Black stamp.

Other Supplies
Scribbles black 3D paint
Black marker
Versafine black Ink
Scallop Giga Punch
Circle Punch

Have a greatt evening and THANKS for stopping by!

Monday, June 9, 2008


Finally, a card worth sharing! I awoke last Monday with my very first ever sore throat and it was a dozy. I decided to wait it out because seeing all that Kathy has been through with doctors I am reluctant to seek medical help at all cost. I figured it would go away as mysteriously as it arrived but I had no such luck:( it only got worse (if that was possible!). I then developed swollen glands and pains shooting in my back with every breath. Finally, I drug my sorry butt to doctor on Thursday and was given some good drugs and now I'm on the mend but my creativity is not yet:) I guess that pretty well explains the lack of post this past week.

I recently saw many pretty samples with this stamp set on other blogs I just had to buy it. The floral scroll is by Autumn Leaves that I picked up at Joann's in their dollar bin. I used a paper stack by Me & My Big Ideas called "Coastal Culture" that I bought on sale for $2.00 for the background and color inspiration.

Stampin Up - Always
Me&My Big Idea paper
Lasting Impressions "Old Lace"
Brick Red CS
Memories brick red ink
Clear Embossing powder
Scallop Punch
1" circle Punch
Cuttlebug Folder
Pop Dots