Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chocolate Hugs and Kisses


I can't believe it's January 31st already -- where did the month go? I'm definitely in a Valentine mood now -- only two more weeks! Here are a couple of treat holders I made this morning. The window tin is from Gina K. Designs, and the Ball jar once held Classico pasta sauce. The stamp set is Hugs and Kisses, from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms.

The Ball jar was covered in Elegant paper from the Serendipity Blue Boutique Collection by Sassafrass Lass. I used several circle punches, then I added details to the scallops with a white gel pen. The chocolate image was stamped on the center circle with Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and heat embossed with Clear EP. The tag sentiment was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, and one end was rounded with a Corner Rounder. I sponged around the edges of the center circle and tag with Real Red ink.

I covered the window tin with paper from the Prints Pack (SU! Level 1 hostess set). I stamped and cut out the hearts and mounted them on dimensionals. The lips image was stamped on the window in black Stazon, and the tag was stamped in Real Red and Basic Black. I clipped the corners on one end and sponged around the edges with Real Red ink. The heart eyelets on the tags are from Close to My Heart.

The window tin will be given away, but the jar will find a home on a table in my house (and hopefully I'll not eat all of the chocolate before the kids get home from school!). I hope this gives you some ideas for fun treat holders -- I'd love to see any that YOU make! Have a great day -- thanks for stopping by today! :)

Stamps: Hugs and Kisses (CHF) Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Chocolate Chip Craft (SU!); Black Stazon Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Prints Pack (SU!), Elegant (Sassafrass Lass) Other: Giga Scalloped Circle Punch & Mega Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida); Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Horizontal Slot Punch (SU!); 5/8" red grosgrain, 3/8" red grosgrain, silver cord (SU!); heart eyelets (CTMH); white gel pen (Marvy); sponge, dimensionals (SU!)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dinner in a Bucket

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Ours was pretty uneventful. We have been without countertops since Wednesday, and our new range is still not completely installed, so I didn't have to cook! We did some work around the house (mostly in the kitchen), and we had a lot of take-out meals! Our new counters come tomorrow -- woo hoo!! I'm looking forward to getting all our stuff off the dining room table and back where it belongs!

I had a chance to check out the Technique Challenge at SCS this morning. The technique is Dahlia Fold. It creates a beautiful paper flower perfect for a card or other project. I decided to use my flower on the lid of this tin pail. I used 1 3/8" circles for the individual petals. Eight of them fit perfectly on a Giga Scalloped Circle. I used a silver circle brad in the middle, and I attached the circle to the lid with dimensionals. I used Embrace Life and Ginger Blossom dp so I could coordinate it with this card I made last week.

Our neighbor's father passed away last week, and the funeral was today. Since my kitchen is out of commission, I'm sending over this "dinner in a bucket" instead of a cooked meal. I filled the pail with gift certificates and gift cards to a local restaurant and ice cream parlor (Skyline Chili and Graeter's Ice Cream -- yum!). Hopefully they can enjoy a night out this week.

I don't know that I'll get much stamping done tomorrow -- I think these countertops are going to be an all-day event. Wish me luck! I hope to see you in a couple days -- thanks for visiting today!! :)

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Embrace Life Cardstock: Ruby Red, watercolor paper Paper: Ginger Blossom Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, River Rock Other: Aquapainter, rose grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge, paper piercing tool, 1 3/8" circle punch, Giga Scalloped Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), Silver Circle Brad (Making Memories), tin pail (Stampendous)

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Did that get your attention? ;)

Christine at All That Scraps is having a BIG sale to make room for new products!

Make Room Sale
With CHA right around the corner we need to make room for the new products that will be coming in next month. All discounted items will not be restocked so get them while you can.

The following are starting at 15% off
Bazzill Really Big Brads
Karen Foster Big Time Brads Black and White
Making Memories Ribbon and Ribbon Brads
Prima Brads
Rob and Bob Snap Ease
Junkitz Paints
Making Memories Paint Sets
7 Gyp sies Binding Rings
Bazzill Really Big Paper Clips
Bazzill Blossom Heidi
Junkitz Halloween Book Plates
Making Memories Sweets
Making Memories Simply Fabulous Trims
Making Memories Safety Pins
Pebbles Word Charms
Q & Co Buttons
Q & Co. Bold Sequins
Q & Co. Chic Charms
Q & Co. Fab Flowers
Q & Co. Sassy Sequins
Q & Co. Anchorettes
Cropper Hopper Embellishment Organizer
Cropper Hopper Supply Case
Daisy D's Beacon Hill Chasing Butterflies
Basic Grey Dasher
Flair Baby Of Mine
Flair True Love
Flair Christmas
Junkitz School Days
K & Co Brenda Walton Christmas
SEI Smarty
SEI Citrus Kick
McGill Punches
McGill Strongarm
Q & Co Felt Ribbon
Prima Petites
Prima Silk Road
Prima Got? Flowers
Prima Belle Fleur
KI Alphabet Soup
Simply Chic Clear Stamps
Gina K Wood and Plain Rubber Single Stamps
Gel A Tins -select stamps
Bazzill Bazzinks
Notecards and Envelopes

The following are 25% off
Laguna Guy
Laguna Girl

The following are 50% off
6 pack owires
Center City Designs
Cherry Arte
Pixel Decor
Daisy D's-Mistletoe Memories
Gypsy Harvest

Happy Shopping! :)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Using Up Leftovers

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge is to use leftovers -- scraps of paper, leftover ribbon, etc. -- on your project. Luckily for me, I haven't cleaned up my table for a while, so I had a lot of stuff to use! ;) The scraps of paper, cardstock and ribbon were left from previous projects, and I already had the image stamped and sitting there waiting to be colored. I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to the skirt and puddle. To create the scallop, I picked up my SU! Corner Rounder (also sitting on the table from a previous project) and scalloped the front edge of the card. The flowers are Sweets from Making Memories. I set white eyelets into the small ones and used my scrap of ribbon on the large one.
That's it! I made a card and used up leftovers -- two things accomplished! Maybe I'll get around to cleaning up the rest of my mess now! Thanks for stopping by -- have a great weekend! :)

Stamps: Rain or Shine (My Favorite Things) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Basic Black Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Shimmery White (SU!) Paper: Romani (BasicGrey) Other: Copics, Baby Blue Stickles, Cotton Candy Stickles, corner rounder, Making Memories Sweets, Bazzill white eyelets, Marvy white gel pen, glue dots, dimensionals

Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Sweet Valentine

Hello! I hope where you are it's warmer than it is here!!! The high temperature today is only going to hit 19 degrees F, and overnight it's going down to 8! I know some of you are in places that are MUCH colder! It's been like this all week -- I'm really ready for spring!

Enough of my complaining -- on to my card. This one is 4.5" square. I wanted to use my new set from My Favorite Things, Be Mine, so I paired it with this week's sketch challenge on the MFT Forum at SCS. The image is stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black on SU! Shimmery White cardstock and colored with Copics. I added some Liquid Pearls to a few of the chocolates for a little extra yumminess! The scalloped rectangle is actually two scalloped squares punched with a Giga Scalloped Square Punch. I overlapped them and covered the seam with some shimmery two-tone ribbon by May Arts. You may not be able to tell from the photo, but the narrow strip of Ruby Red cardstock is crimped.

Tip: a quick and easy way to add some texture to a project is to crimp part or all of a piece of cardstock.
This was the first time I used my new BasicGrey Two Scoops 6x6 paper pack -- I can't wait to show you some more of it! The colors are so sweet -- perfect for Valentine and spring projects!

That's all for today -- I'm glad you stopped by! Have a great day! :)

Stamps: Be Mine (MFT) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Basic Black Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Shimmery White (SU!) Paper: Two Scoops (BasicGrey) Other: Copics, Liquid Pearls, Giga Scalloped Square Punch (Marvy Uchida), May Arts ribbon, Paper Crimper (Fiskars), Bitty Blossom (Bazzill), half pearl, corner rounder, glue dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Little Mojo Therapy

Hello! I hope you're having a good day! I'm happy to report that my mojo is returning a little. Whenever I get in a rut, I typically turn to sketch challenges since most of the thinking is done for me! There are so many great sketches out there - on Splitcoaststampers and on several of my favorite blogs (Jen del Muro, Beate Johns, Lauren Meader & Amy Rysavy just to name a few) - so there is always help when I need it! This time I turned to Card Positioning Systems. At CPS there is a new sketch each week, and the design team has great examples to get your juices flowing. Luckily for me, this week's sketch (CPS #48) is a pretty simple one.

The leafy image in the sketch reminded me of this image from Stem Silhouettes. I stamped it in Always Artichoke and watercolored over it with Pretty in Pink. The edges of the panel were sponged with So Saffron. I added some distressing, machine stitching, ribbon and hardware, and I was finished! This card didn't take long to make, and I'm pretty happy with it! :)

Don't forget to take advantage of the inspiration all around -- sometimes that's just what we need to jump start our own creativity! Thanks for coming by today -- have a fantastic day!

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Small Script Ink: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron Cardstock: Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, Shimmery White Paper: Stella Ruby (BasicGrey) Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, grosgrain ribbon, natural hemp twine, Aquapainter, Cutter Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge, sewing machine & white thread (non-SU!)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Embrace Life

Hello! I hope you had a good weekend! I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to post anything for several days. As a matter of fact, I hadn't stamped anything since Thursday! There were lots of things going on over the weekend. We had new appliances delivered (that would be an entire post in itself, believe me), Chris was gone a couple days for a retreat, and my teenagers had me driving many miles in the car! I finally sat down this morning to play with my new SU! sets and papers. The problem was that, after several days of non-stamping, my mojo had gone on vacation. This card took me forever to make, and I'm still not sure if I even like it!!! Here are some of the details anyway...
I stamped the background image in Versamark, then I heat embossed it with clear EP. The main image was stamped in Basic Black on watercolor paper, then I colored it with my Aquapainter and ink from the ink pad lids. There is sponging around the image panel and sentiment oval. I pierced on the corners of the image panel and under the sentiment, then I added ribbon and a trio of brads.

I'm hoping to get back into a stamping groove this week! As always, I SO appreciate you stopping by. Your comments and encouragement keep me going! :) Have a fantastic day!

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Embrace Life Ink: Basic Black, Ruby Red, Regal Rose, Groovy Guava, River Rock Cardstock: River Rock, Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, watercolor paper Paper: Ginger Blossoms Other: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, ticket corner punch, lg oval punch, Aquapainter, Ruby Red brads, paper piercing tool and mat pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Valentine Penguins

Hello! I hope you're having a good day! I have a card to share which features Little Penguins by C.C. Designs. Aren't they just too cute? The heart and sentiment are from Love Ya Much by C.C. Designs. I colored the penguins using Prismacolor Pencils and Turpenoid, then I added Stickles to the ground and heart. The Ways to Use It Challenge today is to use embossing powder. I stamped the flourish (from Winterland by BasicGrey) in white craft ink, then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I stitched around the Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar paper (I *love* that paper), then I created a triple scallop with my corner rounder. I added some dots to the bottom scallop with a white gel pen. Primas, ribbon, and brads finish the card!

I have some new goodies I'm dying to play with -- new SU! sets and papers, and BasicGrey Two Scoops paper and embellishments. I'll see what I can come up with -- I hope you'll stop back to check on me! :) Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Little Penguins, Love Ya Much (C.C. Designs); Winterland (BasicGrey) Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, White Craft (SU!) Cardstock: Soft Sky, So Saffron (SU!); Crafters Select White (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Hey Sugar Cupid (Cosmo Cricket) Other: white EP, heat tool, Primas, narrow white organdy ribbon, lg oval punch, corner rounder, Marvy white gel pen, Cotton Candy Stickles, Stardust Stickles, Prismacolor Pencils, Turpenoid, blending stumps, Rich Regals brads, sponge, dimensionals, glue dots, sewing machine & white thread

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Today is my husband's birthday. I hadn't made him a card until today (gasp!), but the Sketch Challenge at SCS gave me the right inspiration! He loves to grill, so Grillafella from StampingBella was the perfect choice for my focal image. I Cuttlebugged the Chocolate Chip base with my D'vine Swirls folder. Grillafella was colored with Copics, and the edges of the panel were sponged with Close to Cocoa ink. The sentiment is from Think Happy Thoughts. I used four different circle punches to create the ring, then I pulled the ribbon up through the middle and tied it in place. I really like this card -- I think he'll like it, too! :)

Tomorrow I'll have a Valentine card featuring those adorable penguins from C.C. Designs. I hope you'll come back to visit! Have a great day!!

Stamps: Grillafella (StampingBella), Think Happy Thoughts (SU!) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crafters Select White (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Hot off the Grill (Flair Designs) Other: Copic markers, Cuttlebug & D'vine Swirls embossing folder (Provo Craft), 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, Vintage Brads, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip stitched ribbon (from retired Seaside Originals ribbon), sponge, dimensionals

Monday, January 14, 2008

RAKs to Share

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was a busy one. Friday we celebrated my father-in-law's 75th birthday. All the grandkids came to our house while the adults went to a hibachi grill for dinner. Afterward, everyone came back to our house and stayed for a little "party." It was a fun night! Saturday night, I went to Mom Prom with Kyle. He goes to an all-boy high school, so each year the boys and their moms have a mother-son dance. It was a lot of fun, and Kyle was the perfect date! :)

Unfortunately, with all the activities this weekend, there wasn't much time for stamping. I do have some RAKs to share with you, though! I was lucky enough this week to receive TWO of them! The first is from Stephanie Severin (SmilynStef on SCS), and the second is from Mary Beth Phillips (pintail on SCS). Thank you both so much -- they were such nice surprises!! :)

I'll have some more projects to share with you tomorrow -- I hope you'll stop back! Have a fantastic day!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lulu's Mailbox

Well, I couldn't stand it anymore -- I went to the Target $1 Spot and came home with a cartload of little mailboxes! I've seen so many cute altered mailboxes on SCS and other blogs, so I had to try it myself! C'mon, at $1 each, how could I NOT, right? The stamps I used on this mailbox are from one of C.C. Designs' new Little Bit Kits, Love Ya Lots. What I like about these sets is that they can be used year-round, not just on Valentine projects. This one would be perfect for a friend, daughter, sister -- any special person!

I colored Lulu with Copics, and I sponged around the circle and the sentiment with Pretty in Pink ink. The paper is from Sassafrass Lass. I'll list the rest of the supplies for you. This was fun to make -- now I need to get busy with all the other ones I bought!! Thanks for visiting -- have a great day! :)

Stamps: Love Ya Lots (C.C. Designs) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pretty in Pink (SU!) Paper: Serendipity Blue Boutique (Sassafrass Lass); Green Galore (SU!) Crafters Select White (Papertrey Ink) Other: Bitty Blossoms (Bazzill), Got Flowers (Prima), White Lightning Glitter Dots (Jesse James), red satin ribbon (May Arts), grosgrain ribbon (SU!), Marvy punches, Copic markers

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mug of Thanks


I was at a party last night -- the release party at the My Favorite Things Forum at SCS. That design team cracks me up -- there was a lot of good-spirited teasing going on in there! Part of the evening was the Guest Designer Challenge -- to make a project that isn't a square or rectangle. I made this card for the challenge -- it was a fun one!

I started with a 4.25" x 4" card base. With the fold at the bottom, I ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug with the Spots & Dots A2 embossing folder. I then used a corner rounder on the top, and I traced around a can to round the bottom corners. To make the handle, I used my SU! Large Oval Punch, then punched around that with my Marvy Mega Oval Punch. The "foam" is Liquid Applique, heated to puff it up. The MFT set I used is Hot Stuff. I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest with my Copics. One of the benefits of the clear stamps is that you can bend them to create a curved sentiment -- that's what I did on the handle. I made the inside a gift card holder by using my Slit Punch, but you could just leave it alone and write a message inside! To close the card, I just tied white grosgrain around the back, brought it to the front and slid it behind the image panel (it's raised on dimensionals for that reason), and tied a bow.

This card will fit in a regular A2 envelope, but it's definitely not a regular card! :) It was fun to make! Thanks for visiting today -- I do appreciate it!!! :) Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Hot Stuff (MFT) Ink: Basic Black (SU!) Paper: Cool Caribbean, Pixie Pink, Petals & Paisleys dsp (SU!); Crafters Select White (Papertrey Ink) Other: Cuttlebug and Spots & Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Liquid Applique, Copic Markers, oval punches, slit punch, white grosgrain, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Priceless Butterfly

Hello! I realize it's been a few days since I last posted. It's been a busy week so far -- we've had the usual practices, games, and homework, combined with trying to pack up our Christmas things and get ready to have Chris's family over this Friday night. We'll be celebrating his dad's 75th birthday!

Also, last week, a car accident took the life of the daughter of Kyle's Freshman basketball coach. She was 18 years old. The funeral service was last night. Although it was heartbreaking and difficult to attend, it was also a beautiful celebration of a young life. She graduated high school last year with the daughters of several of my friends, so it was very difficult to see all those girls in their grief. In addition to her father being a long-time basketball coach at Kyle's high school, her brother plays basketball on the JV and Varsity teams. Kyle, along with the rest of the basketball players, sat in a section near the family in their white shirts and ties. It was amazing to see the outpouring of love given by those teenage boys to their grieving friend.

The family used a butterfly to symbolize her life. The theme was used throughout the service, from the programs to the photos to the eulogy. I came home and made this card to send to the family.

The colors are from yesterday's Color Challenge at SCS, and the layout is Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. The banana panels are Cuttlebugged, and I sponged Wild Wasabi ink on those panels and around the center image panel. The butterfly was stamped twice, once on the panel and a second time on a separate piece of cardstock. The second butterfly was cut out, and I used my Quickie glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter to it. I folded up the wings and attached it to the panel with a glue dot.

I'm hoping to get a little time in the next couple days to do some more stamping, so I hope you'll come back to visit. Thanks for stopping by -- and if you have kids, hug them a little tighter today.

Stamps: Priceless (SU!) Ink: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi (SU!) Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Barely Banana (SU!); Crafters Select White (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Stella Ruby (BasicGrey) Other: Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou stitched grosgrain, DD glitter, Earth Elements brads (SU!); Quickie Glue Pen; Cuttlebug and Stylized Flowers embossing folder (Provo Craft)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Girls' Night Out


I have another card to share that I made with stamps from My Favorite Things. I'm really having fun with these sets lately -- they're much more fun to color with Copics! *grin* By the way, thanks Mom and Grandma for the Christmas money!!

Since it's been so darn cold and snowy here (and in many places lately), I was thinking how nice it would be to be inside on a cold evening with a glass of liquid warmth! It's Girls' Night Out at the cafe -- so pretend you are there at the table with me, okay? The sentiment is from Baby It's Cold Outside, and the other images are from At the Cafe. I used the corner scroll image to create the pattern on the awning -- I thought it looked like the curly snowflake pattern on the Figgy paper. I used Liquid Applique for the snow, Crystal Effects on the glasses, and Stickles on the dress and shirt. I machine stitched around the dp and added Glitter Dots to the corners.

As I was taking the photo of this card, I had this conversation with Caroline (our 4-year old):
Caroline: "Did you make that card?
Mom: "Yes. Do you like it?"
Caroline: "Where did their heads go??"
Mom (laughing): "I don't know!"

I do love MFT's Headless Woman. She could be any of us, you know? Most days I feel like a chicken with my head cut off anyway! :) Thanks for coming by today -- have a wonderful day!

Stamps: At the Cafe, Baby It's Cold Outside (MFT) Ink: Basic Black, Cool Caribbean Paper: Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, BasicGrey Figgy 6x6 pack Other: Copics, Cotton Candy Stickles, Baby Blue Stickles, Crystal Effects, Liquid Applique, Glitter Dots, dimensionals, sponge, sewing machine

Friday, January 4, 2008

Showers of Love

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday!

I have had this card in my head since I got this set, Rain or Shine, from My Favorite Things. I finally had some time to make it happen today, plus I got to use my new Copics! :) I used this week's Sketch Challenge on the MFT forum at Splitcoaststampers (I turned the sketch on its side). The sentiment is computer generated, and the heart is from Love Ya Much by C.C. Designs. I colored the image with my Copics and added some Stickles to the boots and puddle. I sponged around the white circle and the image panel with Regal Rose ink. To make the umbrella, I first inked it with Basic Gray, then colored over it with my gray Copic and colored in the polka dots with pink. I cut it out, covered it in Crystal Effects, then popped it up on dimensionals. The gorgeous two-tone ribbon is from May Arts. I love the way it shimmers!

I'm so happy with this card -- it's just the way I envisioned it! That doesn't happen very often! lol. I'm so glad you stopped by today -- have a great weekend!! :)

Stamps: Rain or Shine (MFT), Love Ya Much (C.C. Designs) Paper: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White, BaBa Black Sheep dp (Piggy Tales) Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Rose Red Other: Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Cotton Candy Stickles, May Arts Ribbon, Crystal Effects, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, dimensionals, sponge, computer

Thursday, January 3, 2008


I have Copics! The happy mail arrived yesterday! All That Scraps sells them in a set of 48 markers that coordinate with SU! colors. How cool is that? I bought them with my Christmas money! I know there's a learning curve with these markers, so I started with a simple image that didn't require too much detail. I think I did all right for my first time! ;)

This little piggy is from the C.C. Designs Little Bit Kit Love Ya Lots. That set and Love Ya Much will be released tomorrow at All That Scraps. So far I've shown you the birds, the lion, and the bunny, and now here's the pig! The other two images are Lucky and Lulu -- I'll have some samples with them, too! I made this card for today's Ways to Use It Challenge at SCS -- using flowers. There are flowers on the Stella Ruby paper, and I embellished with a Prima flower. I did some sponging and some machine stitching, and I used my Cuttlebug on the narrow panel. There are Cotton Candy Stickles on the heart.

I hope you liked the sneak peeks at the new sets -- be sure to head over to ATS tomorrow to get yours! The images are just too cute, and they can be used for projects year-round! Thanks for coming by today -- have a fantastic day! :)

Stamps: Love Ya Lots (C.C. Designs) Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa (SU!) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Stella Ruby (BasicGrey) Other: Copic markers, Prima flower, May Arts ribbon, Giga Scalloped Circle Punch & Mega Circle Punch (Marvy Uchida), Cuttlebug & Textile Texture embossing folder (Provo Craft), Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger), Hodge Podge Hardware (SU!), sponge, dimensionals, paper piercing tool, sewing machine

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A Funny Bunny!

Here's another peek at the new C.C. Designs Little Bit Kit Love Ya Much. It will be available at All That Scraps this Friday, January 4. Isn't this bunny too cute? The layout is today's Sketch Challenge at SCS. The paper is from last year's holiday mini catalog -- one of my resolutions for this year is to use the paper I've been hoarding!! :) The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. I used Liquid Applique on his tail, Sakura Clear Glaze Pen on his facial features, and Candy Cane Stickles over the heart.

I'll have one more preview tomorrow before the release! I hope you'll stop back! Thanks for visiting today -- I appreciate it so much! Have a great day! :)

Stamps: Love Ya Much (C.C. Designs), Polka Dot (SU!) Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose , white craft (SU!) Cardstock: Regal Rose, Taken With Teal, Whisper White (SU!) Other: Cuttlebug & hearts folder, Prismacolor Pencils, Turpenoid, blending stumps, Liquid Applique, Sakura Glear Glaze Pen, Candy Cane Stickles, White Lightning Glitter Dots, pink dotted organdy ribbon, lg. oval punch, dimensionals, sponge

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A New Year's Color Challenge

Happy New Year, everyone!! Here's hoping 2008 is a fantastic year for all of you! Today was a lazy day at our house. The kids (and Chris) played Guitar Hero, we watched some movies, and I had some time to stamp! I checked out today's Color Challenge at SCS -- Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery, and Real Red. At first I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle it, but after looking over my stamps and papers, the wheels started turning and I came up with this card! The images are from Pretty Birds from the Kim Hughes Collection by Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped the birds with Basic Black ink, and I used Basic Black and Real Red markers to ink up the sentiment. They were stamped on SU! Shimmery White cardstock, and the birds were watercolored with an aquapainter and inks. The heart is an eyelet from Close to My Heart. I actually love the way this card turned out -- I think I like this color combination after all! :)

For the next couple days I'll have more sneak peeks of the new C.C. Designs stamps being released this Friday, January 4 at All That Scraps. I hope you'll stop back! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Pretty Birds (CHF) Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Taken With Teal, Real Red (SU!) Cardstock: Taken With Teal, Real Red, Shimmery White (SU!) Paper: Certainly Celery Prints (SU!) Other: Aquapainter, Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Corner Rounder, 5/8" Real Red grosgrain, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!); white gel pen (Marvy); heart eyelet (CTMH)