Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blog Candy for today

More blog candy for today!
Check out Cats Wiskers where she is celebrating 10,000 hits!
Up for are 2 New Unused Lily and Milo stamps, 10 yards asstd Ric-Rac, Ribbon, Flora Doodle Flowers in Pink and Black and an assortment of flowers in yellows and oranges and a bottle of pink beads...WooHoo!
Good Luck!

Basic Grey paper

Today I was playing with some Basic Grey Paper from the travel book, the leftover from my birthday card I just made :) I layered it onto some hunter green card stock that was my base. Then used a smaller matted piece in the center for my sentiment from TAC Be Still T-2890 set. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black onto the blue card stock scrap I had and then used some blue ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon to tie it together. I thought the corner looked a little bare so I added a Prima that I colored with my Copic R29 marker to match the stripes in the paper. Then for the middle I dabbed my YG63 Copic onto a cream colored button to make the center. I used a bit of Haystack Palette ink to edge the papers before adhering them all together. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Birthday Card

I used Basic Grey Travel paper to make this card for a birthday of someone special. Cognac Palette Ink edged the papers and stamped the words. Stamp sets used both from TAC Birthday Wishes T-2941 and Wishing You T-1205.

Hope my someone special likes it :)

more Blog Candy!

Just in case you didn't get enough yesterday you need to hop quickly to get in on this one!
Hannes kreative krumspring is offering up some great blog candy. Several catagories including some stamped images from hÄnglar & stÄnglar. These are adorable images!

So go and join in if you can.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Top Banana Challenge #5

I decided to give Anna's sketch a few twists in that I didn't use a lot of stamping, actually NONE since the image was stamped by someone else and sent to me LOL! I dug out my Bo-Bunny Rub On's - Enchanted #RBE826 and a misc word rub on that I had received with one of those magazine subscription things that I didn't subscribe to but they keep bothering me know what I mean right?!?!?!?

I used a white card base and cut my Bo-Bunny Flourish piece to fit the way I wanted and then burnished it on. I then took some hot pink paper and cut out the heart shape by hand - boy do I wish I had a punch for that LOL! I used Prisma Watercolor pencils and my SU Blender pen to color the Magnolia Image of Tilda with her cookie heart in and then I arranged her onto the heart so she was sitting there dangling her legs over. I grabbed my Stardust Stickles and added it to the heart that still was showing and also to her wings.

I simply used a piece of the hot pink paper across my card to match the sketch cause I wasn't finding any ribbon that I liked at the time LOL! So what do you think? I hope you swing over to Anna's and give her sketch a try! Don't forget to link us so we can see what you did too and Anna has a cool new scrolling thing she is putting all the pictures in so be sure to check that out!

Lots of blog candy!

Oh My I have found blog candy galore today so here ladies - take a look at these fabulous sites!
crochet flowers, 20 odd Hanglar & Stanglar stamped images, a selection of flowers (mostly Prima), some Michaels Wedding Confetti flowers (pearlescent ivory), 2 reels of printed satin ribbon, 8 x 8 Papermania Simply Elegant pad (my current favourite - those colours are gorgeous), a Studio G Alphabet Set and a Studio G set of Christmas clear stamps.
Jennifer's Sweet Designs is offering an unmounted SU set and maybe something special from CHA. Hurry though today is the last day to get in!
Maria's Studio has a 2 place drawing - so each of her girls can draw a name LOL! Share the good news and enter yourself too!
So good luck to you all!


Monica gave this award to me :) What a sweet lady she is!
Please do check her blog out, she does wonderful work!
Here are the rules for the award:
Use the twinks bank icon on your blog post.
1. Only five people allowed. (to be nominated)
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog & live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
here are the five people I chose:
my bestest stamping buddy ever!
a new blog I am enjoying (we are on SC Yahoo group together!)
Getting ready to release her new stamp line Whiff of Joy!
Love this blog!
maybe she will get her hind end in gear and start blogging again - she does fabulous work but hasn't blogged in a LONG WHILE! TOO LONG!
Hope you all enjoy the award and everyone enjoys checking these blogs out!
These ladies do FINE work!


Free Year of Blog Candy?!??!?!?

WOW this is almost too good to be true! How would you like a free YEAR not just a one time but a whole YEAR of blog candy! Well that is what they are offering up over at FunkyFairyInspirations
Go and sign up you have until Thursday the 31st.
Good luck and remember where you heard about it from if you win and not me! LOL

Monday, July 28, 2008

Magnolia Girl in Purple

I wanted to color a little with my Copic Markers (BV02, BV00, E00, RV000) so I grabbed one of the stamped Magnolia images that a friend had graciously sent to me and started coloring away. I played with my purples and decided to layer up with some of my DCWV papers and used my Bordeaux Palette Ink Pad to edge the papers. Added some burgundy May Arts Polka Dotted Ribbon and affixed it all to a smaller squared card base. I added Frosted Lace to her wings and the top of her hat also.

Don't forget my stamps that are for sale!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget
another sketch challenge coming tomorrow from Anna Banana :)

LA Police Gear

Some of you may remember I had written once before about this store, well I am back shopping again LOL!. Right now they have a deal here 5.11 tactical where you can get free shipping, a free hat and free knee pads.

They have great prices and on their closeout pages you can find some tremendous deals. They carry a variety of boots, flashlights, pants, carrying bags and so many other items it is like a treasure hunt full of goodies for you to shop from.

I highly recommend if you have an avid hunter to check them out also as there are many deals on things that they can use.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Very Good!

I had left over paper from my diamond fold attempts so I figured I would make a quicky card to have on hand to send a note to someone. I used the same papers adding a Kraft colored card base and edged things with my Orangerie Palette Ink, Colored in again with Prisma Watercolor pencils and my SU Blender pen. Then I added some May Arts polka dotted ribbon that I pulled through a pop tab to make a little buckle of sorts.

Thanks for coming by and..
Don't forget my stamps that are for sale!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Diamond Fold Card

On my Yahoo group one of the things we do is to have classes/tutorials and this past week one of the gals did this Diamond Fold card. While I like the concept I admit I am a little baffled by what to so with it as it really seems there is no place to add a sentiment or to write a short note on it.

Above is the closed card and below is the open one.

Supplies I used on this one were Paper from Joann's HUGE paper stack I bought eons ago LOL! Other paper from DCWV and also from Hollo's paper store. Stamps are FireCrackerDesigns by Pamela Daisy Tops set. I used Landscape, orangerie, Cognac and Sun Flower Palette Ink to stamp and color. I dabbed my SU Blender pen to the pads and colored the flowers that way :)

So what do you think? What would you do with this card? It just doesn't seem to be complete? useful? I am not sure!


after much thinking and pondering about this my mind recalled a previous tutorial I had done somewhere for a similar card so I gave it another go and this is what I ended up with.

Basically I made the same card...backwards and used some more layering paper on the top.
Supplies I used on this card were same papers as above, same stamp set as above done with Orangerie Palette Ink, Sentiment is TAC Be Still T-2890 stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. This time I colored the flowers with my Prisma Watercolor pencils and used my SU Blender pen to blend them together some.

I am sending these both to a friend and see what her opinion is on them but please share your's too - I'd like the feedback :)

Friday, July 25, 2008


I made this card for a thank you for someone :) I had some misc 6x6 pieces of scrapping paper and I liked the circle pattern on this one. The fish are cut outs off of another card someone had sent to me, ran them through the Xyron and attached them to the front. I then used some Cloud 9 Rain Dots Sorbet Villa to mimic some bubble action from the fish :) I folded it kind of like a Z-Fold but used a full "cover" for the front. I liked the bright colors on the front of this one. The sentiment is from TAC Just Because T-2899 and was stamped with VersaFine Black Onyx Ink.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


It has come to be time to part with some stamps from my craft room. I have some up now and more will be coming as I continue to sort through things.
I have uploaded all the picks of front and back to my Picasa album which you can see here.

Please make me an offer. I do have some sense of the value of these but I would rather sell outright instead of going through ebay if I can. I will ship only via Priority Mail with delivery confirmation for both mine and your protection. Please email me or leave a message here with the #'s you are interested in so we can come to an agreement.
Thanks and have fun shopping!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I am having issue this week with getting into the card making groove and also with capturing a good picture when I finally get something :( Kinda irritating! Anyway I keep plugging along and this is one I made last night. I am again using the Magnolia images that were stamped for me. This one I colored using my Prisma Watercolor Pencils and Gamasol with my Blending Stumps. I then used my stipple brush and Seascape Palette Ink to fill in around her to make like a sky or sorts. as well as to edge the paper. I used paper from Making Memories Travel paper 6x6 pad to build some layers into the card and then added a line of May Arts polka dotted ribbon along the bottom. I added a Prima flower using one of the circle sticky dots from Jody's sale and then added another on top and filled it with Darice Jewelery Design Rainbow Beads to make the center. They appear in RL to change color as you tilt the card.

Thanks for taking a look - have a great day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Top Banana Challenge #4

Wow another great sketch by Anna Banana. This is week #4 and she is really offering up some great things - make sure you go and check her block out.

I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink to stamp the TAC sentiment from Rejoicing with You (T-2871) set onto white paper. Edged it with Raw Sienna Palette Ink added little green brad doodads that I had tied some Waxy Flax (CTMH) through and adhered it to the top of the hot pink card stock per the sketch outline. Using Boudoir Blush Palette and Landscape Palette Ink both applied to the floral stamp from TAC Fanciful Flowers (T-2283) I stamped the flower onto a square of white card stock, edged it with Raw Sienna Palette Ink then turned it per the sketch, attaching it to the card base. Along the bottom I added 3 cream buttons that I also had tied Waxy Flax through. Used my Super Sticky glue dots from Jody's sale to adhere them to the card base.

Please leave me a comment with your link to your sample too so I can see what you've done!

Monday, July 21, 2008

About Life

Well I got some new stamps from Firecracker Designs by Pamela and I had to ink them up of course :) So here is another card I made from an ATC using the About Life set. Pretty much a simple one with just a bit of patterned paper added - a scrap from a previous card the paper is Basic Grey's Euphoria. Inks used were both Bordeaux and Lavender Sachet by Palette. Prisma Watercolor pencils were used to fill in the flowers some. Prima flowers one with a button center and the others with faux dew drops. Layered onto a burgundy textured card base.

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

I decided I wanted to take part in Katharina's Guest Designer call.
I took the Challenge and used her sketch to create this card.

Stamp is a Tilda from Magnolia, she is normally holding balloons but I didn't like them on the card so I "popped" them :) She was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black and then I colored her in with my Prisma Watercolor Pencils and my SU Blender pen. I cut her out using my Cutterbees and used my Black Copic to go around her so no white edge was showing.

For the paper I choose to use DCWV for my solids and then Basic Grey Euphoria for the floral layer. I like the combination of smooth and texture that it gave. I rounded my corners on my layers and base card with my Marvy corner rounder and then used my Lavender Sachet Palette Ink to edge all the pieces. My Marvy Super Scalloped Circle and my Marvy Jumbo Circle were used for the sentiment to be stamped on. Sentiment is from TAC called It's the little Things and inside it says "that bless our lives the most." I really like this set! (TAC TA-2876) I also used one of my giant circle super sticky foam dots for the sentiment before mounting it to the scalloped mat to give the card a little more depth.

I choose some white and purple ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and used it across the card top. I really love her ribbon!

Finally I finished it off with a dab of some Stickles on her wings. Seems like they are not complete without a little shine/shimmer.

Thanks for looking :) Don't forget to give it a try yourself you can find all the details here:

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Pamela over at FireCrackerDesigns is having a blog candy contest so I decided to participate since I had my Mahalo set out on top of my craft table.

The challenge was to make an ATC, a Moo and an Inchie all from the same set.

For the ATC I used the larges of the stamps the tree line and stamped it onto glossy brayered card stock with my Staz-On ink. I trimmed it and double matted it with black and green card stock. Then I took the smaller sentiment stamp and stamped it onto a corner of the brayered card stock with Staz-On also. Using my corner rounded I rounded two offsetting ones and then popped it on with a small pop dot in the one corner.

For the Moo I used the same set and my Landscape Palette Ink to stamp a portion of the tree line. I didn't like how I had stamped it a little crooked so I used my Copic marker YG23 to fill in a little at the bottom and to darken it up a bit. I used my Seascape Palette Ink and a stipple brush to fill in for the sky, giving it some depth and also to edge around it. At the bottom I stamped with the Staz-On "escape" which is also part of the set.

For the Inchie - I wasn't sure what to do these aren't my favorite as they are so stinkin' tiny! But Pamela has an awesome leaf an flower in the Mahalo set that I thought would be cute floating on the water. So I made a water square LOL using my Seascape Palette Pad and rubbing it various ways across the square to get some variance and texture in the color. Then I stamped with my Landscape Palette Ink the smaller of the 2 leaves onto in the set onto white card stock and used my dark green watercolor crayon to color it. I cut it out with my Cutterbee's and attached it to the water square. Then I stamped the flower onto white card stock and colored it with my YR02 and R05 Copic markers. I cut it out and mounted it on top of the leaf.
Looks like it is floating to me :) What do you think?

Thanks Pamela for the challenge it was a fun one!

Vertical Moo

Don't you love that textured look and the distressing? I like it but I don't usually get too good a look or at least I don't think so. This time I took the ticket and wrinkled it into a tiny ball, smoothed it out and wrinkled it up again and again :) Smoothed it as best I could then took my Distress Ink in Tea Dye and dragged it across the wrinkled ticket. Then I ran them through my Xyron and set them aside - what to do with them now LOL!

So I rummaged in my drawer a bit more and came across an image with 2 people on it that someone had sent me along the way. I cut them apart and used one on each moo :) I then stuck the ticket pieces on top of the lower portion of the image all the way to the end of the moo. Carefully I turned them over and trimmed them up. To fill the white space around the heads I used my stipple brush and both Sunflower and Raw Sienna Palette Ink pads. Still thought it looked kinda blah so then used Inque Boutique Dipsy Doodlin' Collection Dots & Curves #50557 to add the little flourish pieces parts around the outer edge at the top. I used the Raw Sienna Palette ink to edge the cards all around too for a little border.

This is what I ended up with...

well? what do you think?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Whooooo Mooooo!

Ok so this was my second set of moo's and I wasn't too sure about them but after looking again today I think they are ok. No layers or anything on them just pretty straight forward stamping and coloring. So whooooooo loves ya?!?!?! he he

I used Studio G Hampton art stamps and my Palette Noir Ink to stamp the owl and the happy birthday sentiment. Copic markers B60, Y17, E37, E31, E11 and YG63 were used to color the owl, flower and around the sentiment.

Of course it was a birthday so you need cupcakes right!!!!!!

I again used Studio G Hampton Arts Stamps and Palette Noir ink to stamp the cupcakes in a row. Then I used Copic Markers YG03, RV13, RV04, B60, E31, E33, YR23 and Y06 to color them in and to make the "confetti" around them. What a fun mini project to work on making the "confetti" myself LOL!

I used my Heidi Swapp edge distresser to rough up the edges of the cupcake one too.

So what do you think of this set?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sketch 132

This card came about because of the class I went to with my friend a couple Saturday's ago. We were talking about being brayer challenged - I STILL AM!!!!! and the guy who was demoing the Stampscape line gave us a few pointers. So yes when I got home I had to try it out :)

I brayered on glossy card stock with my Kaleidacolor Bouquet Pad to make the background. and it sat there looking and looking at me - hmmm what to do with it. Then this little doll with her shiny crown fell out of a small stack of papers I was moving and well I figured she would be a great addition to the brayered paper. I was reading my group mail on another list and came across this sketch that lent it self well to both the background and the image I had chosen.

The Magnolia image was sent to me by a friend from the same group the sketch came from and I colored her with my Prisma Watercolor pencils and used a blending stump and gamasol on this one to blend them. I the dipped the crown with Versamark and used Ancient Gold EP Enchanted Gold by Ranger to do the crown. I added some Stickles to make it more shimmery along with adding some to the wings and shoe buttons too. I finished the card off with some gingham ribbon and a piece of solid color card stock to match the base card. I thought the one space was a little empty so I added the Acrylic Cabochons to it also.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sketch 62

My Prima flowers were calling to me to be used on this card so I grabbed one but it didn't match my paper, I tried another and another all without finding a match so I did the next best thing :) I grabbed my Copic marker BG09 and colored the flower! Now it matches! I used my Water Lily Green Palette Ink to edge my papers and stamp my sentiment from Wishing You T-1205 onto the card. The center is just a little doodad (isn't that what you call ALL stuff you don't really know what it is) for the center of the flower. The patterned paper is more from that HUGE Joanns package I bought eons ago and then rest is from The Paper Place.

pretty simple one - like how it turned out!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Top Banana Challenge 3

Ok I admit this Top Banana Challenge was just that a CHALLENGE for me! I am once again using up my stamped images and found this lovely lady there. She is quite a break from my usual style and I thought she looked fashionable so I added the "merci" stamped image I found in my stash also thinking perhaps she is in Paris shopping LOL!

I colored them with my Prisma Watercolor Pencils and SU Blender pen. Added some layers of my Paper Place Paper and then mounted them onto the black card front layer which I had run through my Cuttlebug and embossed also.

Ribbon is from May Arts and I thought the purple went well enough with my color choice and the black polka dots were a fine addition since I had chosen a black front base.

So now swing over to Anna Banana's to get the sketch and give it a try yourself!