Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Shout out to a REALLY awesome company!!

Angela with Unity Stamps is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!! Thank you for my awesome care package of new stamps!!!! I can't hardly wait to play with them!! Thank you thank you thank you! I will post a project as soon as I get one done. ;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Christmas cards

They just keep popping out! haha.

This is for my dads business Christmas cards. They turned out beautifully. I used brown craft ink and then heat and stick powder for the trees. You can't really see the glitter but it's there and they really shine. I stamped off the image twice before stamping it inside for a shadow effect.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Seasons greetings
Cardstock: Red Riding Hood, Handsome Hunter, Naturals white
Ink: chocolate Chip craft ink, red riding hood
Accessories: Heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, oval for masking

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Cards

Just a few of my cards in the making.
I might go through each one tomorrow with more detail. I just wanted to put an overview out there. :)

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Seasons Greetings
Cardstock: White Naturals, Baja Breeze, Handsome Hunter, Red Riding Hood
Accessories: Heat and Stick embossing powder, SU glitter

Stamps: Cruisin Christmas
Paper: Old Olive, Dashing DSP, Watercolor paper, Bordering Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Markers, Aquapainter, Silver brads, Stickles

Stamps: Wal-Mart Clear stamps, Inkadinkadoo clear stamps
Paper: various, DSP Ski slope, baja breeze, ruby red, old olive, shimmery white
Accessories: silver and white brads

Monday, November 17, 2008

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer!

I put a TON of work and time into this little card and just absolutetly love it! This is a shaker card using THIS tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. I used Old Olive as the card base even though you can't see it. Night of Navy is used for the background, I stamped the snow from itty bitty backgrounds in whisper white craft ink for that.

For the inside:

The trees are cut out with quickutz in old olive and a green from bazzil that I'm not sure of the name. Rudolph is also cut out from quickutz and is in creamy caramel, a dark brown from bazzil and real red. The tail of rudolph is another dear head but just the ear. The 'snow' or glitter has kinda stayed stuck to his eyes. :( I'm a little disappointed in that but it doesn't take away from the card much. I used stickles for the ornaments on the tree and Snow Tex for the snow on the trees. The star is cut out using my cricut in So Saffron then I used stickles on it as well. The front tree is popped up with dimensionals.


All of the parts here are also cut from quickutz. The two browns used for the sleigh was Close to Cocoa and a light brown that I don't know the color. My friend let me have some of it for contrast. Santa is cut out in three colors, Blush Blossom, Whisper White and Real Red. Then cut apart and pieced together. I used stickles on him as well. The reigns is black embroider thread.

The reindeer:

Are cut out with quickutz and used the same brown as the sleigh. I colored in their noses and hooves with a black marker.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall is here

This is the first new set I had gotten in quite a while. I absolutetly love this set and can see it being very useful!!

This was for a card sketch HERE on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used really rust for the card base and more mustard for the layer. I distressed it with a stickle brush and several colors of ink. I did a lot of edge distressing on the whold card and inked with chocolate chip. the 3 layers are all framed with chocolate chip and a piece of the dsp autumn vine. I stamped the tree in chocolate chip and the leaves in more mustard, close to cocoa and ruby red. I then stamped the middle leaf with more mustard, cut it out and popped them up around the tree.


Stamps: season of friendship
Paper: autumn vine dsp, chocolate chip, real rust, more mustard, very vanilla
Ink: chocolate chip, more mustard, ruby red, close to cocoa
Accessories: 1/4" ribbon~more mustard, chocolate chip, sanding block, twine, assorted clips
Techniques: distressing

Monday, September 22, 2008

For a good cause

Take a moment to look at this blog and help with a great cause! Today is World Alzheimer’s Day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Didja think I had forgotten ya??

Of course not!! :)

So I know it's a little early but I have had this set for a couple of months now and FINALLY inked it up!

The image from Stampin' Up! Cruisin' Christmas was stamped with Stazon on watercolor paper. I watercolored using my SU! markers and aqua painters. I used a wide variety of colors. The green paper is Old Olive and the red, which I ran through my crimper, is Ruby Red. The image is framed with Night of Navy. The green fiber is a fiber from Michaels.

Even though the coloring took a while, the card itself is fairly simple. :)

Stamps: Cruisin' Christmas
Paper: Old Olive, Ruby red, Night of Navy, watercolor paper
Accessories: SU! markers, aqua painters, fibers, crimper

Monday, September 8, 2008

NSR: Always on my mind

It's been a very emotional couple of weeks. My Grandmother passed away last week. It has been very hard on everyone. She was 94 and died very peacefully and she lived a very long happy life that we are thankful to have had her around as long as we did. She is now happy in Heaven with my Grandfather and her baby that passed at 6 months old that she hasn't held in over 60 years.
I will always miss Grandmother. She truely was one of the best and smartest people I ever knew!

I will post some recent project tomorrow. I promise!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Faux Thanks?

Hahah.. OK so I would never send a fake thank you out to anyone, but this technique is faux embossing! This was for this challenge on Splitcoast.

The technique wasn't hard at all! It has a great effect on the card and it makes the card look very elegant!

I used Rose red for the card base and a 1 1/2" strip put through my crimper. The 5/8" grossgrain ribbon is also rose red. The next layer is pink pirouette and it is only slightly smaller than a card front. Then the basic gray and baja breeze for the main image. I then covered the corner with prima flowers and silver brads.

Monday, August 25, 2008


This challenge was to use inchies which is a square inch of something, stamped, drawn, whatever you choose. The pumpkins from Year after Year are an inch square. The cardbase is Tangerine Tango, the 'film strip' is chocolate chip and the green is Kiwi Kiss. I colored the pumpkins with Tangerine Tango, punched them out randomly and used clear stickles for a little bit of glitter. The ribbon is 5/8" chocolate chip grossgrain and the 'Thanks' is rub on.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Coffee, books and stamping...

3 of my favorite things!

A friend of mine sent me this stamp set and I love this image! I drew in the wall and floor and colored those in. This is for the VSN challenge Pride & Prejudice. P&P is my favorite book, hands down. I chose this image because she is reading a book drinking a cuppa joe and I can see doing that while reading. I created the background myself. The challenge was to use felt of some sort. The flowers are felt.

Stamps: Sprinkles, Rubber Romance
Paper: Baja Breeze, So saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, So Saffron, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Felt Flowers, Buttons

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Card rack and VSN

I got my cards organized and put on the rack! :)

Please excuse the green sheet on the bed. I leave that on there so that my cat doesn't mess up my quilt. :)

Don't miss Virtual Stamp Night this weekend on Splitcoaststampers.

Friday August 22, from 6pm-11pm Central Time

Saturday August 23, from 3pm-11pm Central Time

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

MY ROOM!!!!!

My mom and I spent the past 2 days organizing my stamp room. We hit the MOTHER LOAD of storage items from a store that was closing down the road. :)


AFTER!!! :)

My stamp storage and alterables storage, this is one of the shelves we got from the store. It was a nasty dark green and we painted it white.

This shelf was another find from the store. It's got a little bit of everything.

This magazine rack was also another find. I'm using it for my paper towels and all my On Stage and other SU! publications.

This acrylic rack was another find from the store. As you can see it's just got all my general stuff and I love how its laid out so that I can see everything.

I put my water color pencils in the white cup and my regular colored pencils in the brown cup. I like them at my fingertips like that. :) You can kinda see my embossing gun hanging on the shelves on the left. I screwed in hooks for some things.

Here is all my business materials. The paper sorter was another find at the store. They were in great shape and just needed a little cleaning.

This is the next big thing we found. It's a card display. I haven't put my cards in there yet but plan to do that tomorrow. I'm beat tonight!

We did some research online and what we got for a very small amount of money could have cost 5 times that if bought new!!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Scrapbook page!

I went to a scrap yesterday and learned a lot about scrapbooking. I am looking forward to learning more about it. I have very limited experience with scrapbooking.
OK starting out with the whole page. The green cardstock is a piece of Bazzill shimmer cardstock. I don't know much about Bazzill but I loved the texture and sheen on it which is why I chose this. The striped paper is from Stampin' Up's Afternoon Tea Designer series paper. I matted it with Soft Sky and matted the picture with Groovy Guava. All of those Stampin' Up papers are retired now, sadly. On the left side is a rub on from SU! the chipboard "snow flakes" which are actually flowers are from SU! as well, and is also retired. The buttons are from my LSS and are just random buttons. The brown swirl is stitching as well as the swirls on the right hand.
More detail below.

These swirls are all hand stitched using a stencil from Bazzill. I REALLY enjoy the stitching! It also adds serious dimension to the page!

I covered the 'stars' with white craft ink and embossed with a snow white sparkle embossing powder. They turned out beautiful imo.

thanks for looking! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Take me out to the ball game

I wanted to make an insert for my window bag that would fit. This is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2. I decided to do a scrapbook page that I can add to a 12x12 page at some point. This picture was taken at Wrigley Field. I used Summer Days scrapbook pack from Stampin up. All of the pieces are from that kit. Colors included are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White. I added some Stickles to give a little shimmer. :)


Cardstock: Real Red textured, Wild Wasabi textured, Summer Days scrapbook Kit DP

Stamps: None

Ink: Basic Black Marker for writing

Accessories: Summer Days scrapbook kit accessories, Stickles

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Back from vacation!

I went on a last minute vacation last week and I'm back! I do have some things that I need to get pictures of and post. So there should be a stamping related picture here soon! ;)

Thanks for your patience!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sour lemons

This watercolored with markers, pastels and aqua painters. I did spend a good amount of time on the coloring itself. I used crystal effects on the lemon and the ice cubes. I used a variety of colors.
Cardstock: Afternoon Tea, Blue Bayou, Ruby Red
Ink: Variety
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" grossgrain ribbon, staples, crystal effects
My sister is getting married Saturday so that is why y'all haven't heard from me in a while. :) Just be patient. I promise I'll add things after Saturday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The rest of the group

I used the rest of my Illuminations to make a set. This is done exactly the same way as the post below just with different colors.

I embossed on papertrey white paper with my largest scalloped nestibilities using my cuttlebug. I then stamped the image with So Saffron, Brilliant Blue, and Lovely Lilac craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I watercolored it in with those colors and Always Artichoke.

CS: Papertrey Ink White
Ink: So Saffron, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Illuminations
Accessories: cuttlebug, nestibilities, embossing powder, heat gun

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


There is always Hope

I made this card for a friend of mine going through a rough time. I embossed on papertrey white paper with my largest scalloped nestibilities using my cuttlebug. I then stamped the image with Rose Red craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I watercolored it in with Rose Red, Regal Rose and Always Artichoke. I really love to watercolor and feel this turned out simple yet classy. I think there needs to be some shimmer somewhere but I don't know where yet. If I had the pretties kit I would add a pearl somewhere. Just a thought. :)
CS: Papertrey Ink White
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Illuminations
Accessories: cuttlebug, nestibilities, embossing powder, heat gun

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Shower door prize

I made this set for my sisters lingerie shower as a door prize for one of the games we played.

Included is a set of 12 cards, a matching pen and mini post-it note keychain. I made the matching bag for it as well.

I used the stamp set For a Friend and made 2 cards with each stamp which gave the winner a great variety. I used Papertrey Ink white paper and ran it through my cuttlebug and nestibilities. Then I ran the patterned paper from Afternoon Tea to make a rectangle smaller. After that I ran whisper white through on a smaller rectangle and stamped it with stazon. I did use a little bit of stickles to give some sparkle.

Pretty simple but just enough. :)