Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bunny Hugs


hugs are contagious!

:D LOL that is what it says on the inside...it's true too!

These cute bunnies came to me in an image swap and I just had to play with them and my new Always Remember stamps when I saw the hug saying. I colored them with Copic Markers of course - yep I am practicing a LOT lately :) I added lots of layers including some DCWV paper and some Making Memories Boho Chic Lauren paper. I found these fuzzy pastel brads in my stash too and they fit perfectly with my coloring so I added them. This card is square which I don't do too many of but it really worked for this one. Now I need an envelope source for them! Any ideas anyone?

Share a hug today it will brighten your day and theirs too!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pre-Order Sale at FCD

Today (2/27) through Sunday (3/1) you can pre-order these NEW sets from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. These are the new Spring designs being released in April and you can get your hands on them for a discount if you hurry and order NOW!

Each set is just $7.99 BUT the more you buy the more you save so make sure you scroll down and use the SETS option for ordering so you get the best deal!

PLEASE be sure to type in your choices in the comment box, when ordering from the “SETS” options.


Order one new set: $7.99 (savings of $1.00)
Order two new sets: $15.99 (savings of $1.99)
Order three new sets: $22.99 (savings of $ 3.98)
Order all four new sets:$26.99 (savings of $8.97 that’s like getting a set for FREE!)


Here are pictures of the sets for you to drool over :)


Pitchin In


Easter Blessings


Stinking of You


You Quack Me Up!

Please note: You can only order ONE of each image to qualify for the multi discount. (so no going in with friends, and ordering all the same image…ok? BUT If you want to order multiple SETS….you know, like ALL FOUR sets, 2 times..he he…please…be my guest!! LOL)

BIA


I have wanted a BIA for awhile but it was kind of expensive and you have to have this and that to go with it - it isn't one of those things that comes ready to play with just enough stuff to hook you into having to get MORE! you have to buy the MORE before you can start playing LOL! In talking to my friend Erin she mentioned she had some of the blue BIA's in stock and wanted to get them moving. Well I told her to make me a "starter kit" up an I would take one. So she did :)

What she has made up is this delightful starter kit which is for sale here at Stamper Storage


You get not only the BIA but oodles of Owires and some chipboard covers. All this:
Our Starter Kit Includes:
Reg Retail
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Blue Bind It All Machine - version 1

$ 65.00

1 Package 1" Owires, Silver (6-12" pieces) $ 7.49
1 Package 3/4" Owires, Silver (6-12" pieces) $ 5.99
1 Package 5/8" Owires, Silver (6-12" pieces) $ 5.50
1 Package 1/2" Owires, Silver (6-12" pieces) $ 4.50
1 Package 3/8" Owires, Silver (6-12" pieces)

$ 3.99

4
Pairs of 4x4" Chipboard Covers, Craft
$ 4.00
4 Pairs of 4x6" Chipboard Covers, Craft $ 5.20
4
Pairs of 6x6" Chipboard Covers, Craft

$ 6.00

Total Regular Retail Value
$ 107.67

Look at that over $100 worth of product to get you moving on making some great projects. ONLY she isn't selling it for that price it is a LOT lower!
A HUGE SAVINGS...
all of that for only
$80.00!
That is over 25% off - an awesome deal and you need to scoot yourself over there right now and snap one up before they are gone. Once they are gone you lose as the blue BIA is no longer being made and that means the sale can't go on! Tell her I sent you :)

Of course I had to dig right into mine when it got here and try it out. I knew one thing I wanted to make was a card holder for some people so this is one of them, I am not done with the inside yet so no pics LOL it will come at a future date...

Have fun with your BIA!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Under the Weather


Geesh what happened to a post yesterday? I was busy busy and my work schedule was off this week so I didn't have time to get anything together - sorry :)

So many have been Under the Weather lately that I thought I would make a couple get well type cards...great idea isn't it! I got exactly ONE done and here it is...still sitting on my desk! Oh well I am ready for the next one and can actually send the card! he he

This uses a cute little ant from TAC. I stamped him on the reverse of the paper I used for matting the card and then colored a bit with Copic markers to highlight the leaf and the rain drops. I then used a wide piece of ribbon from Really Reasonable ribbon and matted and mounted the sentiment on top of it. At the top I folded the corner over just slightly and cut out some of the coordinating flowers and used pop dots to adhere them. Inside I layered a piece of the matching patterned paper with the yellow out and folded over the top corner like the front to reveal a few flowers.

Lots to catch up on today and am hoping to get some cupcakes baked for my dh whose birthday is tomorrow...see you later!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pierced Spotlight



Made this card again using the TJ technique Pierced Spotlight. Someone asked me about TJ and it is actually Technique Junkies and is a newlsetter put out that holds directons and pictures of LOTS and LOTS of techniques every 2 months. You can get it online only or a paper version. I choose to get the paper so I can take it with me places too. Anyway you can find out more and get a sample technique by following the link on the right hand side of my blog.

Ok so back to the card now...the stamp is from Inky Antics and I colored my spotlighted area with Copics. I added some fun paper from my scrap bin. The image was cut out using my Slice and then edged and I added the pink inner line with my Sakura Glaze pen. Added the ric rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon and then topped it off with a Prima Flower. I wasn't so sure about this card that the technique really worked for this image but it has kinda grown on me LOL!


Don't forget too to check out the blog hop from FCD you can start here... there is candy at the end :) You have until Wednesday February, 25th at 8:00 PM EST to enter!

Monday, February 23, 2009

TJ-Just One February


I was playing again with the TJ technique - Painted Mesh and used a bit of the background here behind my floral image. This really is a nice effect for using for matting images and using in small background areas. If you aren't a TJ'er yet check out Pat's site -link on the right side- it is worth the subscription for all the great info in one place and learning a little tip or trick each time she publishes a newsletter! You can also see a little of the coloring I did on this one too with orange and slight pinkish red colors.



Bits-N-Pieces is my favorite place for little doo-dads like this Oriental coin. Sad to say I haven't shopped there in awhile as I went crazy the last time and have lots left still LOL! I simply used a Copic marker to color my ribbont o match my card and tied it off through the top of the charm before adhering it to the card.

I also used another TJ technique on this card called pierced spotlight and you can see where I colored the floral image in. I really like the effect of this technique! I also decided to punch my Fiskars threading water punch along the bottom and then backed it with some white to tie in my main image. I liked the over all effect of this card and combining of techniques without it becoming over powering and too much for the eye to take in.

Hope my TJ partner likes it also :)


Don't forget too to check out the blog hop from FCD you can start here... there is candy at the end :) You have until Wednesday February, 25th at 8:00 PM EST to enter!

Nursing Home


Well this report is a little over due and for that I apologize - I am just run down and although I have been getting through the days I am just plum wore out and not inspired to do much else.

The Nursing Home project was a GREAT SUCCESS!

I actually took cards to 2 different homes as we had enough, candy for them all too although that wasn't as appreciated by the nurses...I guess we really didn't think that part through but one piece was all that was intended for everyone so hopefully it brought a little cheer to the recipients instead of being tucked away in the break rooms for the staff or something. I was not allowed to take pictures in the homes as some of the residents didn't want their pictures taken and the other one just plain said no. At the first home I got to pass the cards out and they all were very appreciative and delighted to receive the cards! It was so worth it to just see their smiles! At the second one I wasn't permitted to pass them out but the ones who were in the lobby area thanked me as did the staff who took the boxes of cards and the bag of candy. There were more cards than ppl for there but they said they would give them to spouses as they came in also (great idea I had not thought of the spouses or families of those in the homes!) and anything left over they were going to take to the assisted living home next door in the evening. All in all it was a success and I am thankful for all the participation from everyone! I will be taking cards again at some point and I would urge you to do so too. Everyone loves to be remembered!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

C4E-20


Wow another week has flown by and here it is time for the weekly sketch from Crafts4Eternity. Not only is it time for a new sketch but the winner from last week is announced on the blog too!

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous cards from the DT team and leave them some comment love...we all like that now don't we :)

So this card we had a birthday theme (twas supposed to be leap year but I did regular birthday as I will be needing lots of these soon!) So I choose to play with some wonderful patterned paper I found in my scrap bin from CTMH. It is soft pink with paisleys on it, really pretty! I stamped the butterfly from So Sweet (TAC) and then ran it through the cuttlebug using an oval nestie. I then edged the paper with some French Lilac Palette ink. I just layered and matted more of the same papers up to make my sidebar type piece. I used silver brads to affix the ribbon over that. Then I added a corner of purple and lots of bling rhinestones I found on my desktop!

I used pop dots to adhere the sentiment and again other than adding a coordinating corner piece in the inside with the paisley paper I left it blank until I decide who I will be using it for.

Can't wait to see your cards using the sketch - be sure to leave me a link so I can take a look see :) At least link on Michele's site as I do check it regularly and try to stop by everyone's blog or gallery to check them out.

Don't forget too to check out the blog hop from FCD you can start here... there is candy at the end :) You have until Wednesday February, 25th at 8:00 PM EST to enter!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

FCD presents die-normous fun!

Welcome to the FireCracker Designs by Pamela February Blog Hop!

If you came here from Happy Hour over at Marie's - WELCOME!!!!!

If you are just stopping by my blog today you really ought to go to Pamela's first and then continue on the hop from there...don't worry I'll be here when you get back! LOL
Most of the time there is a little goodie after a hop so you really want to start at the beginning and follow through to the end so you don't miss out!

Ready to get on with the post? I am :)
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So what do you do with something like this?



Well silly it is called a die cut and you stamp on it!


Now here is a really cool piece of information for those who are scissor challenged or
have a bit of handicap that makes cutting fine details hard...
THE WORK IS ALREADY DONE FOR YOU WITH THESE DIE CUTS!
WoOt wOoT!
Yeah I am one who has some hand difficulties and cutting can be quite a challenge at times so this is so awesome that Pamela offers die cuts for many of her sets which allows me to layer things up and not have to cause myself undue pain in the process!


I am not going to go over all the deets about how to stamp them as Pamela already has a really awesome tutorial showing how to do that ...just click {here}
Don't forget to come back and finish the hop though {VBG}

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Now that you are back check out what I did with my fish die cuts from the
Something Fishy set.



Pretty amazing what a little color can do to a white piece of paper isn't it! LOL


So now I have these pretty stamped fish that I rubbed some pearl ex on to make them shimmer a little. Now what? Well you can use them on any project really but I choose to make a card with one of them. I cuttlebugged (yes I do think Webster's needs to add that to the ole Dictionary!) a bubbly background and ran a little blue ink over it just enough to highlight some of the bubbles. I then matted this onto some green textured card stock. Then I adhered some of the plant pieces (which are also die cuts!) to the bottom of the bubbly layer and also added a little hardware to frame the word Shine. Since I choose to use this word I stamped and cut out the light from the Something Fishy set and added it to my already stamped die cut fish.. I placed him with his tail amongst the plant life and his light "shining" out front. After I had the whole top assembled I mounted it onto a white card base. (this hides the hardware poking through!)

Here is what I ended up with! A fun little card and I can add whatever message I want to the inside although I am thinking of a birthday greeting for a little boy and adding that I hope he shines all day on his special day!



So what do you think? Die cuts are pretty awesome aren't they! I challenge you to give them a try and share your results with us all too! Now I imagine you are all ready to swim on to the next portion of the hop so off I send you to

Julie's . . . Mahalo

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JUST in case there is a problem…here’s ALL the links…..

Start Here = Pam to

Lisa to

Libby to

Marie to

Karyn to

Julie to

Heather to

Vicki to

Ursula to

THE END


Friday, February 20, 2009

Stampers Quest February Sketch


Time for the February Sketch from Stampers Quest :)
You can check out the other cards here. and give it a try yourself too!


ok please ignore that the photo is grainy and all that what I am wanting you to see is the sparkle in the white paper and the only way I could capture it was to do the auto correct thingy in my editing program which really didn't "fix" things but made them more pronounced. SO you see all that silver in the white. It makes a nice subtle but shiny paper IRL. Don't just trust me but hop over to the Paper Temptress and check it out yourself!

This paper is called Crystal Metallic and I really like it :)
Do heat set images before moving on as you can see I got a slight shadowy smear on this one but after adding the color with my Copics I thought it looked more shadowy so left it be :)

Now more details on the rest of this card...the base is made using more Paper Temptress paper called Pop Tones this one being Pink Lemonade. Since the sketch called for some different papers I added 2 from my scrap pack that I found. I love being able to combine different patterns and have it work together! They are CTMH paper I think but not 100% positive since they were in the scrap bin. Anyway then I added the rectangle which is a piece of the Pink Lemonade Pop Tones run through my cuttlebug and then swiped with Palette L'Amore Red ink mounted on a piece of the Crystal Metallic. The image is from TAC set called So Sweet. I stamped it, then ran it through my cuttlebug with an oval nesties. I choose to add my sentiment from TAC set Oh Yeah to the side and then left the inside blank for now until I figure out whose birthday I will be using it for.

Here is the card I ended up with!


Hope you like it!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow ...you'll just "die" if you miss the FCD blog hop I know it!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I'm so Grapeful


Well the fruits were calling to me again LOL...This set from FireCracker Designs by Pamela is fun! There is a lot one can do with fruits! he he I stamped my grapes on some light purple paper and colored them in with a darker purple Copic, adding a bit of glaze pen and Spica sparkle here and there - very hard to capture in the photograph though! I edged the main image paper with some coordinating ink and then added some cream paper, cut with my Fiskars Threading Water punch again and edged with a bit of green to tie the leaves in and also since I was planning to use the green brads in the top corner :) The ribbon is a scrap from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I ran over the cream piece before mounting it onto the card base.

Guess what is coming on Saturday? Another fun blog hop from FCD - this time there are goodies as usual but for you readers who don't have weekend Internet access - umm NO I am NOT insinuating you are playing at work...but if the shoe fits...ANYWAY....it goes on for part of the week so you have a chance to hop to each DT's blog see the goods and then scoot back to Pam's to enter in the drawing still! Oh you are just gonna "die" when you see what we have coming for you! ~giggle~

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AMYRS49


Amy who blogs Prairie Paper & Ink has a weekly sketch and I had the chance to play this round. I colored one of the images that Michele had sent me with my Copic Markers. (I think the Magnolia Tilda images are adorable and NEED more of them!) I used some paper found in my scrap bin to make the layers to fit her sketch and I cut the 3 flowery shapes from my Slice! added a little sparkly gem to the center of them and walah! a fast fun and cute card! I left the inside blank for now so I can use it to stamp whatever type of card I need. I like to have some of those ready to go for last minute oops I need a card for ??? occasions!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blog Candy


Bet you thought I wasn't searching for any candy to share with you all...sorry about that just have had some other things to deal with and not a lot of time to blog hop lately.

Here is one for today though :)

Nana's Memories and More
is striving to hit 10,000 hits and has some candy for when she does! Check it out and leave her some comment love too! She has some wonderful things shared on her blog for you all to enjoy!

LPSC03


Little Paper Shop had a fun sketch to play with this week so I gave it a whirl.
I needed some birthday cards for some upcoming ones and thought I would go with that theme but this elephant (a new one I got from TAC was calling to me to be paired with the yummy paper I got from the Paper Temptress! For the card base I used the Laser Black glossy paper - it feels so awesome I just want to hold the card all day long! LOL! The half circle paper you can't see well but it is VERY textured - it is from an ad that was sent out about the FLEX (from Ford) and I cut the front cover and back cover off to use. Fibers are from EK Success. The small matting piece behind the elephant is again a bit of the TJ technique I was playing with the other day Painted Mesh. I like that one - simple and a fun background! Will be making more of them up for sure...glad I saved the cut piece of mesh! Anyway I am not yet sure who I will give this one too but I think that the elephant works for birthday cause they never forget right?!?!? so now I have to just be sure I send it in time he he

Monday, February 16, 2009

UR the Apple of My Eye


So this technique didn't really turn out like it was supposed to but it looks pretty cool IRL so I went with it LOL! I stamped the image of the apple (FCD - Fruitcup) in the center and masked it off then stamped images of the apple and a couple strawberries onto the cream card stock with a dark red ink then I ran my brayer through some lighter red ink and inked it over the background. I then inked around my center image with my stipple brush. The tags were cut with my slice and I stamped the sentiment onto it. added a bit of ribbon across the top and now have a simple card I can use for someone special!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

C4E-19


Another wonderful sketch from Michele at Crafts4Eternity Challenge Blog! Since I had just received a package from Michele I decided to go with one of the images she had stamped off for me :) It also was raining here when I made the card so I was in the puddle stomping mood LOL!

I colored her with my Copic markers using several different purples, added some Spica purple glitter to parts also. (I know it is hard to see in the photo- just how do you photo glittery effects anyway?!?!?!) I used some very light blue for the water and then edged everything with warm gray. I decided that the umbrella lent itself nicely to the "out of the box" cutting technique so I cut 2 sides that way to give more depth to it. The DCWV paper with the flowers fit perfectly as I know I am looking very closely for Spring to arrive! Since she looks like she is waving a bit I thought the mini hi there from one of my new TAC sets worked perfectly.

Enjoy!



Sketch Take 2
I had made this card first but then thought it wasn't really fitting the sketch so nicely but the more I look at it I really do like it - subbed in the ribbon for the text and also laid it under the main image instead of atop. Sketches are like that you know you can take liberties - they are the starting point but assembling all the elements is up to you and how the images and papers speak to you determines the way they actually fall into place and get stuck together :) This image is also a new one from TAC and is stamped on some light green then colored in with various shades of Copic grays. I added dabs of green for the grass and then matched the flower to it also. The ribbon added a bit of shimmer that I liked and brought some of that to the top with using it as a knot in the flower center. The base card stock I ran the top through my cuttlebug and added the funky squares. The base card stock is also something new I am playing with from Paper Temptress and is called Gumdrop Green from the Pop Tones collection! I love this paper and can't wait to share more creations with you all using it! Go check out all her fun papers too she is having a great sale right now!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Book[let] of LOVE

I thought I would make my dh a little book[let] telling him things I love about him and add a few images to fill some pages too so here it is ...well most of it anyway LOL I am not sharing all the mushy stuff or my list of the things I love about him.

I used stamps from FireCracker Designs by Pamela throughout and added ribbon to tie it all together from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

On the front cover is a sticker I found in one of my drawers and it says on it "how do I love thee let me count the ways" it is a 3D sticker and matched quite well with the green tones I had chosen to use.


The sticker with the words on it was from the Craft Kit I had received in the mail and the small heart is a from a set of sticky backed rhinestone ones I picked up at the craft store awhile back. Coloring for the hands was done with my Copic markers and also added white to the bracelet with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen. (hard to see here I know but I did color it in!) And yep my dh skin is much darker than mine and actually more brown but I couldn't get it right so this will have to do! LOL


This is one of the sentiments from FCD and I added some Flourishes also. Inside the tips of the flourish I added a little crystal.


Skip ahead now the mushy stuff was in the middle LOL!
I made a collage of the clock stamped over and over and choose one to highlight with Copic markers and a little red heart in the center of the hands. I used 2 stamps to make the corner lifetime and also stamped some XOXO all over too :)


Last page I used another sticker from the kit and added another of the heart rhinestones.


I just finished the back off simple, used the same stamp as the cover and then added some xoxo to it and I will sign it too before I give it to him!

Hope he enjoys it although I am pretty sure it will end up in a drawer somewhere as he isn't one to set stuff out like this although he does keep them and not throw them away which I am thankful for!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Digi Art



Michele at Crafts4Eternity is getting ready to release some Digital Stamps and here are 2 images she graciously allowed me to play with! The bees above are done on a mini card to include with a small gift bag. I cut the largest of the Scalloped Rectangles nesties and then folded it in half to make my card base. The stamp was printed on white paper with my Lexmark Inkjet Printer and colored with Prisma Watercolor Pencils. I blended with my SU blender pen. I then trimmed the image and mounted it onto some scraps of paper I had layered together. The bee wings and the flowers are also covered with Candle Light Shimmerz to add some sparkle to it.


This little boy (Adam, Andrew, Alan?) was colored with Copic markers and then I cut him out using the middle Scalloped Ractangle nestie. I edged it with my inkpad and then mounted it on top of paper that I had run through my Cuttlebug with a Fiskars texture template. I ran a strip of ribbon across and added some clear dots to the corners ...just because LOL! The card base here is about 4"x4" and then the part of the rectangle sticking up makes it just shy of 5" tall so it still fits into a standard A2 mailing envelope.

Michele I had a blast playing with these and I hope you like the cards I made so far.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Kit Cards


Red ribbon is from RRR the rest is from the kit - sorry you can't see the red rose in the back very well it is visible through the cut out of the front but I couldn't get it to stay shut and get a decent picture of it.


The gold embossed hearts I received in the Swap-Bot image swap I hosted for January - the theme was LOVE. The rest is all stuff from the kit.


Everything but the black paper I layered with is from the kit here. I used pop dots on the smaller square and then also along the stem of the flower to make it sit nicely over the ribbon. Of all the kit cards I think I like this one and the one with the yellow Prima's that I shared the other day best! What about you?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You Put the Lime in the Coconut....


All those Valentines are driving me bonkers LOL so I needed a break and picked up the lime and coconut to play with from the new Fruit Cup set from FireCracker Designs by Pamela. mmmmmm this sounds pretty dern good right about now!


Colored with Copics, mounted the sentiment up on foam dots as well as the lower lime wedge. I also added a bit of sparkle to the lime and the straw with my Spica Glitter pen.

The patterned paper was just a scrap I had in the bin and thought it was bright and lively to add to this one! The ribbon of course is from RRR and it is a very pretty sheer with a little bit of shimmer to it!

Drink anyone? (it's noon somewhere right?!?!?!?)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stand Up Card


One of the groups I am on was talking about these cards awhile ago and I finally got around to giving one a try. Probably won't make many more - they are simple and look ok but since they spread out they take up too much room...at least I think so. Plus there really isn't anywhere to write in it. Anyway here it is and it is one that is going to the Nursing Home this weekend, maybe the recipient will want to set it on their dresser or something :)

I ran the hearts that were cut from my Slice! through my cuttlebug after I had inked up part of the A2 embossing folder so that the impression would pick the color up.
I stamped some flourishes around the bottom where the hearts were attached to the base card.


Across the front is a piece of felt ribbon that was self stick so I had just cut it to fit the front.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank you!


More cards arrived today from Jennifer V and Donna F - thank you for sending them. I have put them with the rest to go to the Nursing Home.


more from the kit



Here are a couple more cards made with that kit that came last week.

This one uses some hearts that someone punched and sent in a card I saw them laying on my work area and thought they would look good up the side of the card. All the rest is stuff from the kit itself.


this card uses some rub-ons from Bo-Bunny which I LOVE and sadly need more of :) I also added some fun spots of yellow with the faux dew drops and Prima flowers.


This one I used a heart I cut from my Slice! Stamped it with the key stamp from the kit and then edged it with the same silver ink I had stamped with. I also added some red rhinestone things along the side - they were also laying out on the work area LOL!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

and the WINNER is...

Well after printing off the list of names x how many entries each one had I settled on using my red container to put the slips in and now I would like to say...

to the winner chosen by drawing ( my dd drew not me!)


can you see that name? (hint you can make the picture big if you can't read it :)

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TORRE HANVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEAH for you! I will get the candy package out to you in the mail this week. More than anything I would like to again say thank you thank you thank you to all who participated in this venture. I spent yesterday putting the cards all in envies and sealing them up so they are ready to go. I will be stopping by later this week to let the workers know how many we have and find out when I can bring them in or if they have to be dropped off or what. I have bags of candy too so each person gets a candy and a card! WONDERFUL!

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Another delightful sketch from Crafts 4 Eternity this week! I liked this one so much I have actually used it already for a few other cards I made!

Stamps used are from FCD one of the newer sets called Fruit Cup. This has some great realistic looking fruit and fun witty statements to go with them! I used my Cuttlebug on the purple background layer and ran my Iris Palette Ink Pad over it to make it stand out a bit more - it is hard to see here but click the picture to get a larger view and you can tell. I used my Slice to cut the lower scalloped circle out and then layered it with some fun yellow and purple paper I found in my scrap bin. The grapes too I stamped on this paper and then colored with Copics (G94, E37, O & B63) I also accented some with the Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen from Sakura.

Have fun with this sketch - I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


Michele changed things up on us a bit and snuck some themes in for the sketches that she didn't have before so here is another card I made according to the theme with the same sketch for this week...she hasn't seen it yet LOL so I hope she likes it!

Lots and lots of layers on this one used cream and blue paper then added some DCWV Pocket Full of Posies paper. Stamped hands from Parisian Romance set from FCD and colored with Copic markers Eoo and E11. Did a little paper edging on the cream paper with Cognac ink and then colored my ribbon to match with Copic Marker B95. The tag was cut with my Slice! and the sentiment is also from the same FCD set as the hands. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

How about some Blog Candy

I have edited this post to remove my personal info and also the deets of the blog candy draw since it is essentially closed now...

Drawing will be held tomorrow 2/8/09 and winner will be announced
on a separate post with an update made to this one also.
All entries received are posted in the slide show below. Thank you to everyone who participated! If your cards aren't pictured they didn't arrive in time I am sorry but I will still take any late arrivals to the nursing home later this week for them for Valentines day!
We have over 125 cards in total (I don't think I uploaded all the ones I made LOL)
FANTASTIC job everyone - we are making a difference in someone's life!



ETA: $15 Gift Certificate from FireCracker Designs by Pamela! WOWZER you can pick whatever stamping stuff you want how cool is that!
Also card of thanks from me!

Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon - is in the picture right in the center :) Thanks so much Debbie for the donation!

Erin from Stamper Storage has added a gift Certificate for $10 towards any purchase from her store! WooHoo if you win the drawing you will be getting this certificate with your name and a special code to use on it! Thanks Erin for supporting the cause!



A friend was over awhile back and telling me about visiting her mom who lives at the Nursing home. She said it was the holidays but it was so dreary in the rooms there and she was wondering what we could do to put a smile on their faces. So we hatched a plan to make some simple but fun cheery cards to share with them. We further decided to get some Valentine chocolates and put one with each card and take them there for Valentines day for the workers to pass out with the dinner trays.

A MILLION THANK YOU'S TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK TIME TO SEND SOMETHING - WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT AND YOUR KINDNESS IS WONDERFUL!