Friday, April 30, 2010

Serenity Now...

What a week. Today was the first time I've had any time or energy to devote to playing with my stamps. Between doing my taxes (what a headache) and work...long week indeed. On a brighter note, I finally got to colour up this cute digi stamp called "I'm Every Woman- Dhyana"from Sassy Studio Designs. Doesn't she look peaceful?

She's printed on SU whisper white cs and the card base is confetti white also from SU. The PP is from Chatterbox and has been in my stash for a very long time...The scraps are from Kaiser Craft. I coloured her up with my prisma pencils and cut her out with my CB and a round nestie. I popped up the circle to give some dimension. It's a pretty simple card, but I think the image called for simple. Anyway, here's hoping for a good weekend with some great weather. Not that I'll see any of!


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Birthday Bash!

A friend of mine requested a card for her little nephew's 1st birthday. I don't own a lot of "boy-ish" stamps, but I thought Monstah Bash from Stamping Bella would do the trick.
These cute fuzzy little guys are stamped in Versafine ink onto SU ultrasmooth white cs and coloured with my prisma pencils. The sentiment is also from Stamping Bella and stamped using a Baroque Burgundy marker from SU. I used Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy also from SU. I'm unsure of the pp, sorry. The colours don't match as well in the photo as they do in person...
I ran the blue layer through my CB using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. I also, by some divine intervention found the eyelets in a box the other day that I haven't unpacked since moving ( I won't even admit to how long it's been), and they matched the colours I was using! Yay! I haven't used an eyelet in ages. Then, apparently, the card matches the gift she is making for her nephew! Spooky...


Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Very Happy Birthday to you Tiffany!!!!

My sister's birthday is today! I sent a card, I hope she got it...No picture, because it's actully already been shown...she didn't know that though...hehe...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Meadow

Have I mentioned my love of all things "Twilight"? I recently discovered a digi stamp company called Pixie Dust Studio and what did I find there..."Love Sparkles "How cute are they?

I stamped Edward and Bella onto some SU ultra smooth white cs and coloured them with my prisma pencils. I should also mention because it can't be seen in the photo, that Edward does indeed sparkle. I coloured his skin with my clear spica pen. I layered them onto some pp from Kaiser craft (that I ran through my CB using the Stylized Flowers embossing folder) that I've been hoarding for a while :) and all of that onto some Going Gray from SU and a purple from Bazzil. The sentiment is from "Fictionally Inspired" by Artful Inkables and it's stamped with Going Gray also. I finished my card off with some pretty purple ribbon that I picked up from Micheals.

Hope you like it and I'd love to hear from you...


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sweetness and butterflies...

Hello again! This weeks challenge over at Stamping Bella is "Free Form Friday", so I took the opportunity to finally ink up beautiful Gertie Lulu. Isn't she adorable?

I stamped her on Bellas Bestest white and used some Bazzil cs this week for the base and layers. The ds paper is from the Making Memories Love Struck collection and Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection. I coloured her with you guessed it, my prismacolour pencils and used a yellow atyou spica pen on her dress (which looks darker in the photo than in rl) and a clear spica pen on the butterflies. I finished each of the 3 rectangles with a yellow rhinestone from Micheals.

I used my brand new rectangle and scalloped rectangle nesties for Gertie and popped up the image for some dimension. The pattern for this card was from a challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie. Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Movin' on up!

Recently a friend of mine bought his first home. I made this card for him. Making cards for men is a little more difficult, it's hard to get away from the "girly-ness" of this craft (for me anyway). I decided to use sketch 133 from Mojo Monday and off I went...

I used Chocolate Chip cs from SU as my solid colour and the ds paper is Farm Fresh from October Afternoon. I think I'll have to see if I can get more of this one...I stamped Happy Neighborhood from Stamping Bella on ultrasmooth white from SU and coloured with my prisma colour pencils. I ran the long strip in the middle through my CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and tied some cute ribbon from Target down the middle. I popped up the oval and used several colours of stickles on the image to give it some "jazz"

Hope you like it, and even more so, hope my friend does.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Time has flown...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I last posted! I've been on vacation and spending time with my Mom who came to stay for the week. We've been pretty busy, hense, no posts. I did manage to make a card for the Bellarific Challenge today though. Todays was a sketch challenge.

I love sketchs, they are so much easier than straining my brain trying to come up with my own layout. And, I got to make it on my new table! So glad to not be hunched over my coffee table anymore...Anyway, back to the card...

I stamped my cute little Turtle Tots Baker from Stamping Bella onto my bella's bestest paper in white. I coloured him up with my prisma colour pencils and added a little sparkle to his shell with my melon atyou spica pen and my clear glaze pen got added to the yummy batter he's stirring up. Sadly, neither can really be seen in the picture...
I got this great paper on my cross border shopping trip, it's called Nana's Kitchen and it's made by DCWV. It's so pretty and glittery. Everything is layered on SU cs in Certainly Celery, Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink. I tied a bit of white polka dotted ribbon from my stash around the top in place of the flowers that are shown in the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blingy Bella

Hi, it's been a crazy week work wise (working until 3 and 4 in the morning) and it's left me feeling a little less than creative...I wanted to make sure that I was able to finally use my Blingabella stamp though from you guessed it, Stamping Bella. I've had her for a while and never inked her up before. This weeks Bellarific Challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity though. The challenge was to make a card that featured "Getting Hitched". Perfect right?

I stamped Blingabella on Bella's Bestest paper in white and coloured her with my Prismacolour pencils. I paperpieced her dress with some Making Memories paper from a stack called Sabrina. The rest of the PP on this card is also from this stack. It's an older stack, so I'm not sure that it's still available to buy anymore. I used my Threading Water punch from Fiskars and ran my scalloped oval through my CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I popped up the oval for a little dimension. Despite the "Bling" in Bella's name, the only shine on the card is the little adhesive rhinestone I used as her engagement ring. BTW, the sentiment is also from Stamping Bella...

I hope you like it! I'm off work for the next week and I'm heading to the One of a Kind craft show on Friday and across the border on Saturday for a girls day of shopping with my Mom and sister. Oh the damage I'll do if I find a good stamp/scrap store...yikes!