Thursday, July 31, 2008

You Go Girl!

Howdy all! I have to say this first...how THRILLED I am to be Melanie's Guest Designer for the next 4 weeks! I have been a fan of Mel's since her first stamp set came out with Gina K Designs. I could go on and on about her stamps, her creativity that I admire so much, her willingness to help and give such wonderful ideas to all...but I'll stop there, I know you here to see the card with those cute Little Tees! (I'll stop before I sound like her stalker and scare her away, haha!)



I made this card for a girlfriend of mine who just recently got a promotion. I am so thrilled for her! I took one of the Tees, the solid one and stamped it in pink and embossed the butterfly on it. Then I took the Tee that has the long sleeves and paper pieced it took look like wool (I hope anyways, lol), also did another plain Tee for the 'skirt' part. Cut the paper pieced one down the middle, with a bit of the middle section cut out, the bottom of the sleeves trimmed a bit to make it look like a jacket! How fun is that?! I took the other paper pieced solid and just cut off the top part and positioned it to look like a skirt under it all. Now I have a wool skirt suit! (Since her promotion, she has to dress up a bit and thought this was fitting). It really wasnt hard at all to do this! This set just has sooo many possibilites, you will definitely feel like a fashion designer!

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Tees by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs, Just-Rite Stamper C-45 box set from Flourishes
Papers: All SU! cardstock
Accessories: ribbon, black brads, flower brad (painted with black sharpie) and little pearls in corner all from Michaels and by MM's, scor-pal, circle nesties, pop dots


Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed this first post for my guest designer position! Be sure and come back over the next 3 weeks on Thursday each time with more of this wonderful set, LITTLE TEES!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My paper trimmer broke!

OMG, how horrible is that? Well, REALLY bad when I canNOT cut a straight line with a pair of scissors, lol. I had a card to finish up today and the trimmer broke this am so it didnt get finished, lol. I'm going to run into town tomorrow to get another one. Just hope I can find a good one. This one was the Making Memories one, I got it with a 40% off coupon at Michael's only about 4 months ago. The ruler part of it broke on one end. Wonder if they have a guarantee? Hmmmm...need to check that out.

Soooo, for today I though I would show my very first card. This is before I even had a camera to take a picture, so its a scan of it and it was for my DH on valentine's day. I have no clue where all the stuff is from, probably Michaels or Hobby Lobby one. And actually, I still like this card...simple, plain, and to the point, lol.



Thanks for stopping by and so sorry for not having a NEW card to show you. But will for sure on Thursday! That's my first day as Melanie's Guest Designer. Already have that card made! LOL!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sprinkle on me!


I wish I had one of these sprinklers today, I'd just sit out in the backyard and let it sprinkle on me, lol! Something is wrong with our AC, not cooling like it should. I KNOW its been extremely hot (temp 102, heat index of 106 today) BUT it should not be almost 84 degrees in my house. It's still tolerable, with a fan, and you dont move much, but if it quits working completely...lord help me....lol. We got a guy coming out tomorrow to look at it, didnt want to pay extra for a weekend service call, lol!

This is the card I made today. My way of thinking was to do something to THINK COOL! LOL! I dont have any winter stamps yet, so did the sprinkler. I also did this for 2 challenges at SCS. One, a sketch challenge by Faith in the Gina K forum and the other a color challenge of one of the Dirty Girls (Carole, yay she loves bright colors like me!)

(so sorry about the shadows on this card, was loosing my sunshine lighting)

Card Details:
Stamps: Kindred Kids 'Summer Fun' and Kindred Greetings from Gina K Designs
Papers: All SU! cardstock
Accessories: CB swiss dots embossing folder, CB die for tag, photo punch, copic markers, spica glitter pens, water splats (I forgot who by , bought at LSS), circle nesties, pop dots, brad


Thanks for stopping by! Going to take my 3rd bath of the day now....hahaha! (our shower has this mist thing on it, OMG so nice.....)

Busy weekend....

Well, not busy in card making, but family! All of my family, and I mean both brothers, the one sister, nephews, grand nephews...ALL of their birthdays fall in July! Soooo my brother and his family came in from Houston and we all got together for their birthday party. It was a blast, had water ballon fights (my nephews got me with a bucket of water actually), played horseshoes, THEY played volleyball...etc, etc, lol. All in 104 heat index, lol! So the bucket of water actually felt pretty good! So havent had a bit of time for stamping. After coming home, and taking shower all I wanted to do is sit in front of the AC! I got lots of pictures I need to upload and sort through too, but snapped this one in my house of grandson sitting in 'pee-paws' (isnt it funny how they come up with their OWN names to call you? I'm 'grammy') lap, his favorite place to be! What was so funny, I called his name, I said, 'Blake, look at grammy.' and he looks at me and automatically goes, 'Cheese!'. None of us have taught him to say that! It was too cute, lol.

(notice the red arrow pointing to heat gun in the background? I've been practicing heat embossing...bleh...me and it just dont get along, lol! Besides from sucking my hair up into it, and having to give myself a quick trim on the ends, I even got a blister!)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by,and I promise and card and more pics later!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A color challenge.

I have always loved seeing the colors that Kristina would put together for her weekly color challenges, and always said if I ever get SU! cardstock I'd do a few of her challenges (it was too much thinking trying to get 'close' to the colors with what I had, lol)....well here is my first one! Sadly, I believe I was a bit too late posting to her blog. :( I thought they were always midnight on Friday's for some reason I made up in my head, lol!(and Im not sure, but dont know if I got that sage shadow right, haha!) I also used the sketch challenge by Julie in the Gina K Forum at SCS. First the colors we were to use:


rose red, regal rose, sage shadow and whisper white

And my card:




Card Details:
Stamps: Down on the Farm by Gina K Designs
Papers: All SU! cardstock
Accessories: koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, copic markers, corner rounder, ribbons from M's, hole punch, pop dots.


Thanks for taking the time to look and all comments are adored! :D

Another T-shirt!

I wanted to show one more T-shirt from Mel's new set and then I will give everybody a break till next week, maybe, haha! I'm telling you, I just love this set. It has so many possibilities and can apply to the young and adult! WHO doesnt own/wear a T-shirt of some kind??



I also used the sketch challenge from 2 Sketches For You for this card! LOVE their sketches! If you havent tried them out yet, you should!

The little dress I made into a card from the last post? It was the scraps from cutting the sleeves and neckline to make this one! I always try to use my scrap paper I have around for the 'next' card if there is enough.

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Tees by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock and DP from PTI
Accessories: CB die for the flowers, ribbon from PTI, buttons from Grandma's button tin, rectangle and circle nesties, pop dots.


Ya'll notice Mel's new button on my side bar? If you want one all you have to do is email her and she will send you the link for it! Isnt it cute! And says what I feel too! Have a T-Riffic Day! haha!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I've got a Little 'Tees' for you!

Howdy all! First I have to say how thrilled I am to be
Melanie Muenchinger's guest designer for the next few weeks! OMG what a surprise that was! I have been a fan of Mel's every since she came out with her first set, which is about the same time I discovered making cards. I first discovered Gina's Blog, and then found SCS, and then Mel and her stamps and have been hooked every since!

When Mel told me that this month's release were 'different' than her others, I didn' know what to expect. Then the mail ran and I was like, WOW!! Immediately my brain was just bombarded with ideas for this set! OMG! Talk about a versatile set! Not to mention how much FUN you can have designing these little T-shirts! I feel like a fashion designer! And some of my 'old school' came out too in the T-shirts, which you will be seeing I'm sure! LOL!

For this preview, it was a hard choice for me to choose, so I asked Mel what she thought and we decided on not one but TWO previews! Ok, enough babbling for now, I know you are here to see the preview! LOL!



This card actually came about from scraps of another card I made using the same DP! (which will come at a later post). Isnt this dress just the cutest!!? And this so far has been the quickest card I have made out of this stamp set! I wanted the focus to be on the dress so left the embellishments to a minimum. The bottom of the dress and the little cap sleeves were made by using my rectangle nesties, then I positioned them and glued to back of the 'dress' , pierced the scallop edge, tied a little piece of twine around the waist as a belt and TA-DAH! The sentiment is from Rupa Shevde's last month release Retro Boutique.

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Tees by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All papers, dark chocolate ink and dotted ribbon from PTI
Accessories: rectangle nesties, paper piercing tool and pad, pop dots


Ok, you still with me? LOL! Hope so!



This next card was inspired by my brother-in-laws! They all are into hunting around here, and camouflage! To make the shirt look more 'manly', all I did was trim the length down a bit and slender the 'hip' area out, and cut the ummmm, booby off, lmao! After doing that all you have to do is take your black marker and go around the very edge to have the outline. I made my own camo pattern, just colored with various copic markers here and there. And there's my grass again, can you tell I LOVE my grass!? (grass is from Mel's last month release Cuddles and Hugs) haha! Oh, notice the little brads? They were white, but colored them too with my copic markers!

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Tees and Cuddles and Hugs by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock is SU!
Accessories: copic markers, CB die for the tag, hemp twine, brads and eyelets from MMs, vellum, tiny clothespins bought in the wood section at M's, pop dots.


Whew! I am so sorry for being so long winded, but I am so excited about this set and this months releases! You can find lots more sneak peeks on Gina's Blog too! And tonight is the night!! Dont forget to join us all for the full reveals and the release party on the Gina K Forum! Here is the link to the thread for that: PARTAY!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my sneak peeks! I know that I am STILL having so much fun using these stamps! Just be sure and check out all the other sneak peeks, I know they are going to be awesome!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to look! Dont forget to check out all the other previews, I'm sure you wont be disappointed!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Dare to get Dirty!



Well, its the week for the Day in the Life of a Dirty Girl at SCS. Im new to it this year, just joined a bit back, the fan club. But this week there is challenges everyday, they have prizes at the end if you do them all and all that, AND a Dirty Girl actually replies on your card in the gallery. Like I said there, its like having God say Amen on your prayer! LOL! Silly aint I? Anyways, I did this card for Laurie's challenge, to use vellum. I am seriously scared of vellum. Me and vellum dont get along. Even on this card while I was heat embossing the sentiment, it tried to curl on me,lol. But you cant tell it from the photo, which is good.

Most of the cards I have seen done using this new release from PTI is in the soft colors. But I have always loved the bright Amish style quilts myself and this is what I styled this card after. I can do soft and subtle, really I can....just wait, lol.

Card Details:
Stamps: PTI's Quilters Sampler and Quilter Sampler's Sentiments
Papers: PTI's stampers dream, peach cardstock bought at M's, kraft cardstock
Accessories: black inchies, copic markers, red wire, clear embossing powder, vellum, needle

And dont know if anybody paid attention to when I said I was waiting desperately for my SU! order to get here...well IT'S HEREEEEEE!!! yay!! I'll be up late tonight playing..omg the colorrrrsss!! And in this picture you cant see the 4 stamp sets over on the left side, lol. And my scallop punch didnt come, its on backorder, the ONLY thing on backorder, lol.


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Me and my sketch challenges....


Again! LOL! But I told ya I love sketch challenges, and I think I have figured out why. I do have a hard time doing layouts of a card, especially when it comes to using designer papers. Im scared of designer papers...I see others using dp and the card looks so awesome, but then I go to use them and it looks hideous to me. BUT, this card doesnt, lol. I recently purchased the new dark chocolate paper line from PTI, their new release stuff this month, and if you havent guessed by now, brown, pink, red and black are my favorite colors, lol.

Azela Hopkins had a sketch challenge on her blog over the weekend and I did this card for that. Her sketch showed using a oval shape, well, can you believe I have NOTHING oval to cut a shape with?? Ok, it's on my list now. Why I put off buying the oval nesties I have no clue...
I love her set from last month from Gina K Designs. Can't wait for the new release she is having this month, only like FOUR MORE DAYS!! WOOOOO

Card Details:
Stamps: Botanical Dreams by Azela Hopkins from Gina K Designs
Papers: DP and cardstock all from PTI
Accessories: copic markers, CB embossing folder swiss dots, ribbon from PTI, big brad by MMs, circle nesties, pop dots

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, hope you have a wonderful Monday! Oh, and yes, my sister was mortified that I put that picture up of her and told me I need to 'get in style'. I said, 'I lived through the 70's, been there done that style, dont care to do it again!' LOL!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My other sketch challenge card.


This is my other card for the DT call at 2 Sketches For You. This one was Kazan's sketch. This sketch showed using a long card, and I decided I wanted to challenge myself on this one, lol. Long cards always give me troubles, have the hardest time with them for some reason....I kinda like this one too, has a real 'retro' feel to it I think.

Card Details:
Stamps: Retro Boutique by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock, DP is from M's
Accessories: Fiskars threading water border punch, black and pink ribbon from M's, some rhinestones from Gina K Designs and some from M's, rectangle nesties, piercing tool and pad, koh-i-noor pencils and OMS with blending stumps, pop dots.

I thought I'd share my sister and her boys with everybody. Mainly to embarrass my sister since this picture is of her from about 2 years ago, lmao. Dont she just look like the floosy in it! hahaha! I hadnt seen this photo of her and she was showing me her photo album on photobucket and I snatched it from there, she gonna kill me! hahaha!


This is my nephew Conner, her youngest (Dallas Cowboys fan, can ya tell?)


This is Dallas, her oldest (Denver Broncos fan, no comment....lol!)


And last but not least my sister. She's the pretty one of the family actually, most of the time. She must have been in a time warp on this photo, thinking she was in the 70's with that eye shadow....rofl.

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wild Thang...


You make my heart sang...lalala..are you all singing that song now? LOL! I did the whole time making this card, lasted all day in my head, dont you hate that when that happens...and I dont know all the lyrics, makes it even worse!

This card I made following a sketch for the DT call at 2 Sketches For You. Laura and Kazan both have a sketch for you to do, have to do 2 cards, this is one of mine. I thought Mel's lions werent getting enough love so inked them up. Then I googled lions to get a true sense of their colors, thats where the white around the mouth, paws, and belly a bit and the black in his mane and on tail come from. I actually like this card, which is strange for me to like a card of mine, I usually found so many things wrong with my cards that I arent real crazy about them in the end, lol.

And by the way, the sentiment part 'wild thing'...I double stamped it on purpose..make it look more WILD..rofl. (or to make you think your eyes playing tricks on you one...you decide! haha)

Card Details:
Stamps: Cuddles and Hugs by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: DP is from Basic Grey, white card stock is from PTI, black is generic from walmart I think...
Accessories: Chalk ink, koh-i-noor pencils, copic markers, eyelets, red hemp twine, scallop circle nesties, paper piercing tool

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look!

Tag! Your IT!


Ok, taking a short break from some card making...so thought I'd do this for now....My first time to be tagged, woot!

I was tagged by Donna Serenity in Stamping

1. I was in the band in high school, got a full 4 year scholarship to University of TX but didnt go because my Dad was in bad health at the time. I played the Clarinet.

2. I look at the world in a different way than most...I almost lost my eyesight about 8 years ago, lost most of my peripheral vision, I'm about 20% above legally blind level. I can see just fine straight ahead of me, with glasses of course, lol, but this is one reason I do not like to drive...can't see the crazies coming up beside me, lol. But this was a life altering experience for me, I laugh often and alot now and see the world as a beautiful place that all should enjoy, and be thankful for each day that you wake up and SEE the light.

3. I have one daughter that is 24yrs old that has one son, my one and only grandbaby whom I think is the most special, wonderful thing. Should have grandbabies first, haha!

4. I have no little toenail on either little toe.

5. I have 2 older brothers and one little sister.

6. I have only been lived outside of this small town I was raised in for 6months in of my life...back when me and DH first got together I moved to AZ with him for those 6 months, was miserable the whole time, missed my family wayyy too much, especially my little sister for some strange reason.

7. I used to teach Sunday School class but got upset with the preacher of the church and quit going to that church.

Ok, well that was kinda hard, lol. I thought I would come up with all kinds of weird stuff about me...well, some I dont think I should share, might scare everybody away, lmao, j/k! I'm really not THAT weird...*puts eyeball back in head* bwahahahaha!

Ok, back to the wonderful new stamps...loving them! So many ideas I think my brain might overload. My problem is having all the right stuff to work with, like cardstock...ug...come on Monday, thats when my SU! order will be here from my sister...yay! Card later that I have finished! (noooo not one of Mel's new release ones, I know better than THAT! LOL!)

(wow, was I ever long winded there...)

P.s. Ok, I broke the rules a bit...I really dont know 7 blogging folks that I feel comfortable enough to tag (Donna you would be one but since you have already done it, I cant do you, lol )...I dont want to make them feel obligated to have to do it or anything...lol...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Yes, I made cards today..

But none I can post right now, lol. I made a few for a design team call (which I know I probably wont get, and I sat there with the email all prepared, backed out of it, rewrote it, backed out again...rewrote one last time and hit send real quick, ROFL!}

Got something SUPER FANTASTIC in the mail today!! So been really busy with that. I love cutting out new rubbah...the smell, the feel...oh so fun, lol. As I'm cutting out new stamps, I always get all these ideas running through my head, I have a notepad sitting by me to jot it down as I think of it, or I will forget it...I'm like Dora in Finding Nemo...lol. So it always takes me forever to cut out a new set!

(and see I had something else I wanted to write but done forgot now....I'm sure it was something super fun and interesting that all would want to read...hahaha!)

Thanks for stopping by and I apologize for not having a card today...I will tomorrow for sure!


P.S. OH!! I remember what it was! My SU! order I ordered from my sister is IN!! YAY! She did it as a demonstrator thingy I guess and had it all shipped to her, and she's going to send my stuff to me tomorrow via UPS...omg I cannot wait. GOOD cardstock, different colors of ink to play with...I ordered almost *coughtoomuchcough* worth of stuff, lol.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Everybody should have a little black dress!


Especially one in this stamp set! Not only can you have a little black dress, but also this stamp is so fun to paper piece, awesome set.

I used to be one those that had to have everything matching, clothes, shoes, socks, accessories...when I bought just a shirt, I had to get matching socks at least! LOL! So that is what inspired me with this little black dress. I had colored this right after I got the stamp set actually and finally got around to making matching shoes and purse. I wish the photo showed all the sparkly goodness on it. The dots on the dress are done with spica glitter pen and so is the neckline area and straps, but you cant tell it from the photo. (tried it all kinds of angles on this picture, lol)

Card Details:
Stamps: Retro Boutique by Rupa Shevde from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! pink cardstock and PTI white cardstock...black is from M's
Accessories: circle and rectangle nesties, koh-i-noor pencisl, OMS, and blending stumps, little rhinestones from Gina K Designs, big rhinestone I have no clue, copic marker for some shading, spica glitter pens, CB swiss dots embossing folder, pop dots, ribbon from M's, metallic rub paste also from Gina K Designs.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A sketch challenge and a story...


I made this card for 2 Sketches For You again, just love their weekly sketches! But also made it to give to my DH. Now there's a story behind this card too. Loooong time ago (25 yrs.) when we first got together, I moved to AZ with him...my first time to leave home. BIG move for me. I was missing my family and TX ALOT, and one night he came home late from work, I was mad at him but he just HAD to show me something. So we drove to this little park area, and there was this brick wall where everybody had wrote graffiti on it...and lo and behold he had wrote mine and his initials like this, with hearts, and the x' and o's, and the 4/ever thing....rofl. One of the x's and o'x didnt have an 'o' after it...he said he heard something and it spooked him off, thought it was a person, but it was actually an owl he found out, going 'whhoooo'...LMAO! He's no artist, but at that time I thought it one of the sweetest things anybody had ever done for me! LMAO! Sooooo, I did this for him...its suppose to look like a brick wall with graffiti, lol. I dont think he will mind the black ribbon, even though its for a man...lol.

Card Details:
Stamps: Owl is by Inkadinkado,sentiment is from Owl Always Love You from Gina K Designshearts and others from Technique Tuesday and clear stamps they sell at Wal-mart
Papers: all cardstock from M's except for the white, its from PTI
Accessories: ribbon from M's, oval scallop punch, a clay texture plate to create brick wall, (used a rolling pin, then swiped with black ink), copic markers, red ink from SU!, heart chipboard, pop dots.

SS for no card yesterday. I had what is called an 'eye migraine'. Yep, been diagnosed with those. Basically a migraine but in my eye. It's very painful and it affects the vision of the eye that it is in..so didnt want to strain it and make it hurt worse.

Thanks for taking the time to look!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I just have to say....



I am so overwhelmed today by the comments and votes I got at Melanie's for my Zack the Zebra card! Typed words through here never seem enough to say a simple 'Thank You', so I made a simple one layer card to try and express how so many made me feel. I am humbled...there are so many awesome card makers, many that I admire out there...well, just THANK YOU!

And oohhh the pressure is already starting! I am to be Mel's guest designer next month...and when I see someone post, 'can't wait to see what you make'...I start breathing all fast, hahaha! So...to calm myself down, this is what I'm telling myself....'I know that I am not in the league of lots of the card artists out there, but I love Mel's and Gina's stamps and if me making a card just MIGHT happen to inspire someone to do something with these stamps, and realize how wonderful they are, then my job is accomplished.' Honestly, that is how I feel.

OOOOKAAYyy...lol, enough of me rambling! Card details below!

Card Details:
Stamps: Inkadinkdo, MSE bought at Hobby Lobby
Papers: Kraft note cards from Hobby Lobby, PTI stampers select white cardstock
Accessories: red cloth brads, yellow brads, yellow metal flower all by MMs, SU! red ink pad, stampabilities black dye ink, piercing tool and pad.

Thanks for taking the time to look and once again, THANK YOU!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Trying another card for my brothers birthday...


He's such a hard one to get anything for really. But did this card because it brought back some memories of me and him when we were kids. I drove him crazy I'm sure, followed him around everywhere..sometimes he would acknowledge I was there, if none of his friends were around, lol. We had a creek that ran pretty close to our house and it used to be clean enough to play in, and this is what this stamp for Gina K Designsreminded me of, that creek and us damming it up!

The stamp looks like 2 boys, so I made the one on the right look like a girl by putting in her girly colors and making her hair long...worked I think...

Card Details:
Stamps: Kindred Kids greetings and Kindred Kids 'Exploring Nature' from Gina K Designs
Papers: kraft notecard from Paper Pretties (I think), SU! cardstock
Accessories: SU! hodge podge hardware that I painted black with a sharpie, hemp twine, dymo label maker, water splats from Cloud 9 Designs, CB photo corner dies, paper piercing tool and pad, pop dots, spica glitter pens, copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by and ya'll come back now ya here?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

HI!


You know, Ive come to the conclusion I see crooked, lol. Didnt even notice this was a bit crooked until after taking the picture...and then it was impossible to take apart without destroying it...so posting it anyways!

Card Details:
Stamps: Flower Fantistical from Unity Stamp Company
Papers: SU! cardstock, Kraft note cards by paper crafts
Accessories: CB swiss dots embossing folder and tag die, koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, blending stump, brads and ribbons from M's, rectangle nesties, metallic rub past from Gina K Designs, pop dots, safety pen from M's, splat rain dots from Cloud 9 Designs (those are sooo cool!), spica glitter pens, paper piercing tool and pad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A little birdie told me...


...that it wanted to be pink, lol. I love this color combo of pink and brown myself. Kinda shabby/chick to me. Anyways, I did this card for the sketch challenge at 2 Sketches For You. I didnt get to play last week and so love their sketches. I'm no where in the league as the awesome ones that post their cards there, but I still enjoy doing them! Thanks Kazan and Laura!

Card Details:
Stamps: Birds of a Feather from Unity Stamp Company, sentiment is from $1 studio G stamps.
Papers: DP is Basic Grey, white cardsstock is from PTI, textured cardstock is DCWV
Accessories: Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, copic markers, Oval scallop punch, circle nestie, all ribbon and brads from M's (brads by MMs I believe), paper piercing tool and mat, pop dots, metallic rub paste.

Thanks for taking the time to look, would love to know what you think!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Glass coaster.


I found these coasters at the Family Dollar store here in town, they were like 5 bucks for 4 of them in a little wooden holder. They have these little inserts to put a picture in the back, so I stamped one and colored and inserted, lol. (it gave SPECIFIC instructions where to insert that I found funny...). It took me forever to get a picture of this. Tried it outside in natural light, but guess it was TOO sunny, then inside without flash, then with...anyways, this is the best I got of it...Hope you can at least tell a bit about it. And I tried to make the vase/pitcher look like a clay vase I have...kinda sorta does?

Stamps: Friendship Blooms (one free with 3 this month) from Gina K Designs
Papers: white cardstock is from PTI
Accessories: Koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, blending stumps all from Gina K, Staz-on ink on the glass for the sentiment, copic marker to ground the image.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pretty little SunDAY dresses


Its a beautiful sunny day here, got a nice little breeze so not as hot, yay! Not into summer that much I am ready for fall...LOVE the fall, my favorite time of year!

I made this card using the new set by Rupa Shevde (did you know she donates most of her procedes to a charity?) from Gina K Designs. This set is sooo versatile! Cant wait to use more of it. I wish my DP would have had the dots closer for the paper piercing on these though...and you cant see the spica glitter pens I used on the dresses.

Card Details:
Stamps: Retro Boutique from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from SU!, DP from paper studios bought at HB
Accessories: CB swiss dots embossing folder, SU! hodge podge hardware colored with sharpie, EK success corner rounder, brads and ribbons from M's, copic spica glitter pens.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Birthday 232nd Birthday America!


Just a simple card for today. I also made this for 2 challenges. One at Let's Blog. I bet we all have eyelets! It was one of the first things I bought. I used the the hammer too, lol. And the other one for Verve on SCS, to use stars.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Card details:
Stamps: clear set that I purchased at Wal-mart AGES ago..have no idea who by, Studio G $1.00 stamps
Papers: Su!, PTI
Accessories: eyelets from M's, scor-pal, copic markers and spica glitter pens, ribbon for local LSS

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Zack the Zebra is back!


I made this for a couple of challenges at SCS, the card sketch and ways to use it one. Also Melanie is having a challenge on her site, to win a free set! You can find about her contest HERE

I'm thinking I could use this for my nephew's birthday coming up...not for sure yet, hes getting older...But anyways, its geared toward a 'boy', lol. Not much coloring on this card, but goodness, lots of cutting and details! Took forever seems like....

Card Details:
Stamps: Cuddles and Hugs, Jumping for Joy by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: DP is from Basic Grey, white cardstock is from PTI
Accessories: rectangle nesties, metallic rub paste and zoo brads from Gina K Designs, hemp twine from M's, copic markers, CB die for tag, hodge podge hardware from SU!, scor-pal, sandpaper

And my sister loves me...I just placed a BIG order for her first order from SU!. She's not going to have any problem meeting her quota,lol!

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Fourth of July! Thanks for stopping by and would love to have a comment or two....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Chalk Pouncing


I did this for the technique challenge at SCS yesterday. It was chalk pouncing, which I had never tried before. I loved doing it! Such a fun technique.

Card Details:
Stamps: Botanical Dreams from Gina K Designs
Papers: stampers dream from PTI
Accessories: SU! chalks, tissue, yellow hemp cord and bead from M's, circle nesties, pop dots

Thanks for taking the time to look, have a beautiful day and dont forget to follow your dreams!

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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.