Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Sister!

March 28th is my youngest sisters birthday. She's a full 10 years younger than me, and I think I'm starting to feel jealous of her age...Regardless, I made her a! This is Twisted Tea, a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm. I love her! She makes me think that if Tim Burton ever got a hold of Gwen Stefani, this would be the I have to admit, I saw a card on another blog that I liked so much I copied the idea, so I won't take credit for the design of this card.

She is printed on US white CS from Stampin'Up! and layered on basic black. I tossed in a little Pixie Pink (punched with my new Martha Steward Loopy Border punch) and some PP from Chatterbox. She is coloured with my Prismacolour Pencils and topped off with some flowers and rhinstone brads from my stash of goodies. I also added some faux stitching around the top with a white gel pen.

I'd love to hear what you think!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Bellarific Challenge

This card was done for a challenge on Bloggabella. It was a sketch challenge this week. I'm pretty pleased with the way this one turned out. Good thing, I ended up making 2 of them. I stamped Missmatch Ketto on my Bella's Bestest white paper and coloured her with my Prismacolour Pencils. The CS is Pumpkin Pie from Stampin'Up! and the PP is from my DCWV Citrus Pack. I really am loving the papers in that one. I used my oval and scalloped oval nesties to cut out the little lady and popped them up off the page. I also got to use my new Martha Stewart Loopy Border punch that I picked up when I went to Stamping Bella last Saturday. I was begining to think this punch was a figment of my imagination, I've never been able to find it before.I added a little felt flower and blue rhinestone brad, both from the Dollarama. You can find some good stuff there for crafting...This one is for a birthday that's coming up soon, I'm not going to say who, just in case she's reading this...hope you like it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Book Lover

I recently got a library card for the Toronto Library. I've been putting a lot of books on hold, and they all seem to be coming in at once! I have a lot of reading to do! So, on that note, I'm posting a card I made a few weeks ago using Betty the Bookworm from Stamping Bella. Betty is stamped on US White layered on Real Red and Barely Banana CS, all from Stampin'Up! She is coloured using my Prismacolour Pencils and a blending medium. I'm not sure of the PP as I've had it in my stash for a while...I ran the red circle through my CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added some ribbon that I picked up at Dollarama. The button and white ribbon are also stuff I've been It's a sickness that a lot of stampers/scrappers have, no? I need to find a better spot to photograph my cards, not the best quality, sorry :( Enjoy, and please leave a comment.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Cheeky little thing...

Well, it's a rainy day here in Toronto, but it was my day off, so, it was still top notch! I spent a little time stamping today, but I really have to get a new table to craft on. Crouching over my coffee table is not the epitome of comfort...ouch...

Todays card features Cheeky Rockabilly
from The Greeting Farm. Isn't she cute? So sassy...She is stamped on US White and layered on Tempting Turquoise (card base is also TT) all from Stampin'Up! The patterned paper is The Citrus Pack from DCWV. I coloured her using my Prismacolour Pencils and then added some gloss to her hair with Crystal Effects. I popped up the layers and added some flowers and a rhinestone brad from the Dollarama. I added a little sparkle to her outfit with my clear Atyou Spica pen. Hope you like her!

Friday, March 19, 2010

It's time, it's time...

Yes, it's time for the "New Moon" DVD to be released! I'm a huge Twilight Saga fan and will be heading out in a little while to first go see "The Runaways", which I am very excited about, and then I'm off to Best Buy because at midnight they start selling the DVD with an Edward action figure no less! In honour of the DVD release, I have a cute little card that I made a few weeks ago featuring a digi stamp from The Greeting Farm. His name is Edward and he is adorable! Anyone who has seen the movie will recognize the

I printed Edward on Whisper White and layered him on Really Rust from SU, with a scrap of blue paper I ran through my CB using the Argyle embossing folder. I also used a scrap of patterned paper from Chatterbox. All of that is layered on Barely Banana (also SU). I coloured Edward using some coloured pencils and get this, I used Versamark Dazzle ink all over his skin to make him sparkle! I used some copper coloured string to tie on a handcut tag that reads "Team Edward" from the "Fictionally Inspired" stamp set from Artful Inkables.

I'm also looking forward to tomorrow as I'm off to Stamping Bella and I'm going to corrupt a friend who has just discovered stamping...mwah..ha..ha..


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter Chick

Hi,and welcome back! Today I have a cute little card that I ended up making several of for some co-workers who needed some Easter cards. The little chick is a stamp from Imaginisce that I think is maybe retired now. I used Barely Banana for the base, with a layer of Orchid Opulence, the image is stamped on Whisper White and the scalloped circle is Pretty in Pink, all from Stampin'Up!. The PP is from a stack that my Mom gave me and it was perfect for an Easter card! I ran it through my CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and sanded it to give a little "umph" coloured my chick with my Prisma colour pencils and added some sparkle with yellow Stickles. To top it off, I added some ribbon and flowers and a yellow brad from my stash. Thats it for today,I have to start getting ready for work and maybe I'll spend a few minutes out on the balcony enjoying this glorious weather before I'm trapped inside for the rest of the day...Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well, here goes nothin'...

It's my first post...exciting and a little daunting. My hope is that I can have a blog full of inspiring, creative and pretty paper crafts. I'd love to be a part of a design team or two. I am so inspired by some of the amazing work I see on other blogs and I hope that by having my own blog, I can become a part of this wonderful world of stamping in a larger way...So, that being said, here is my first card...

This card features the lovely Addy 'tude is a Cupcake Diva from one of my favorite companies, Stamping Bella. I've used 5 colours of CS from Stampin'Up! (I'm a former demonstrator) Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink. The DP is I think from DCWV "Sweets" collection. I ran the pink CS through my Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots embossing folder and I also used my nesties from Spellbinders. I coloured Addy with my Prismacolour Pencils and a paint thinner. I need to find some Gamsol...I'm not sure that what I'm using is doing exactly what I want it to do, or is it just that I'm very new to the Prisma Pencils? I used a sheer dotted ribbon that I picked up at Michael's and a button from my stash. I finished the lovely lady off with some Stickles on her cupcakes. It's hard to make a card without some

Alright, that seemed pretty long winded, but I'm sure that moving forward I'll be able to pare it down...I hope...
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