Tuesday, March 31, 2009
For my card today, I wanted to show off my new Spring Magnolia stamp, Tilda with Lamb, which by the way is available for preorder and is always on sale! I fell in love with her as soon as I saw the preview. I followed this week's Mojo Monday sketch too. I love a good sketch-- it gives me that starting point to build on. The saying is computer generated, and I know it's kindof long, but I love this saying, so I wanted to share it with all of you as well. I will stamp Happy Easter on the inside.
I colored her with wc pencils and an Aqua Painter, except for her dress which is paper-pieced. Which brings me to this month's challenge we're having over at PCP! Today is the LAST DAY to get your paper-pieced card entered to win a pad of Basic Grey paper and a Magnolia...so don't waste any time! Using Magnolias is not a requirement to enter, but if you have 'em, why not use them?! ☺
OH, almost forgot! You have until Saturday, April 11th to enter to win this set of Spellbinders Julius font, alphas + numbers!!
Happy Stampin' N Scrappin'!!!
Monday, March 30, 2009
The blue layer is cuttelbugged with the spots and dots--kinda goes with the hockey pucks, and the sentiment stamp is one I got for free from Scrap N Win when my Sophia card won 2nd place! ☺ This is for a customer and I was told that it's for a girl who used to play on a boys' hockey team. So, I tried to add some girly things like the flowers and buttons, white dots, and stitched ribbon. Hope she likes it! Here's a close up of the snow/ice.
Stamps: Hockey Riley (Hanna Stamps); Park/Pond (Alota Rubber Stamps); Happy B-Day Ticket set (?)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thanks for dropping by!! Hope you have a blessed Sunday ☺
Saturday, March 28, 2009
And now I have another card to share. My sister and I started out with this cool faux quilting technique and then couldn't decide what to put on it, lol. I thought with the patterns we used that had flowers and butterflies, that a birdhouse would go fine. I ♥ the saying that comes in this C.C.Designs set that says "Have a Birdi-ful day" (from Olivia's Birdies set)... Cute, huh? But I couldn't fit it on the front so I'll add it to the inside.
Friday, March 27, 2009
And now for the announcement...
SCS is giving away over 100 prizes!! They're extending the deadline for the Non-Raffle til next Friday, April 3rd. All donations will go directly to the Australian Red Cross to help the victims that were affected by the fires a while back. Please consider giving a donation of $5 or $25 USD. All donators will be put in the drawing for over 100 fabulous prizes. Please go take a look at the gallery to see them! So far they have raised about $2,000 (USD) and were hoping to raise more like $10,000 as they did for the Midwest Flood Relief. With the economy, times are tough right now for us all, but they've been devastating to those who lost their homes etc. so please take a minute and consider what you can give. Thank you!!
I think it's officially Spring here in the high desert ☼. There was a digital sign in town that said, "It's warm...it's cold...it's snowing...it's sunny...it's raining...it's SPRING!" So true! Last evening it was lightly snow/raining and today it's sunny and ...okay, only 50 degrees, but better than it has been!
So it's Friday...which brings mixed feelings because I normally would be jumping for joy, but in this case it means the end of our Spring Break *sigh*. I've taken off work the whole week, so even though I like my job, it was so nice to take a whole week at a time off. I don't think I've ever done that. The girls want to have a slumber party with 3 friends over and I guess I told them a couple weeks ago that maybe during Spring Break. SO, here it is. House is a mess. So I told them they have to clean their bathroom, and then they have the choice between cleaning the livingroom or washing the car. They opted for the car! LOL. SUCKERS!!! Ok, now I guess I need to get off here so I can go clean up the livingroom. :( The next week-long break I have I'd like to veg out and not clean...do you think my family would go for that? lol. Ya, didn't think so either!
Have a super weekend!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
This first card I made for Mojo Monday sketch challenge #79. I picked up a new designer paper pad called "The Spring Stack" by DCWV at JoAnne's on sale--180 sheets for only $10!! Great deal, and I'm loving the pretty papers. The stamp set is a little clear set I found in my sister's stash that had to name on it, so...can't help ya there! :) But I used my long rectangle scalloped Nesties for the front and my Top Note die on the inside.
And for my next card, I made this boy card with Hockey Riley, and added clear stickles to the "ice." I don't know about you, but whenever I start with designer paper, I only color with those same colors...so I felt a little confined to this combo which I'm not too happy with. I kept wanting to color him with red or green for some reason, lol!! :P
Well, I hope you have a "Wonderful Wednesday" --
now go Ink Something!! ☺
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
This card is pretty self-explanatory... I did restamp the bunny ears, cut 'em out and pop dotted them (mostly to hide my bad coloring booboo). She and the lamb are pop dotted as well, and the ovals are cut out with Nestabilities.
Hope you find time Ink Something!! I saw that yesterday's TLC was to make a really cute mini Easter basket at SCS...you might wanna go try that!
Monday, March 23, 2009
This card is made with the new C.C.Designs set called "Spring Things" --available to KLSNS! I stamped the girl and duck first, then masked them and stamped the puddle. Then I masked that and stamped the fence/grass. Here's a close up picture--you can see the Crystal Effects on her boots, the puddle and ducks feet/bill as well as the "fruit punch" stickles on all the hearts.
So, I'll have another cute card for tomorrow! Thank you to all my followers and friends out there that stick with me even if I don't post for a few days. See ya tomorrow :)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Anyway, we were to pick 2 of our best cards that show our coloring technique. My main technique is watercoloring. Also, we need to show that we can work "outside the box" and I think this first accordian style card shows that. We shall see! Here are my entries:
Monday, March 16, 2009
almost forgot! You also have another chance to win some BG paper, as well as a Magnolia from KLSNS over at our Paper Craft Planet forum! This month's challenge is "Paper Piecing"--no particular stamps required, so hope you come play along!!
I got my first couple Riley stamps in the mail this week and this was the first card made with them. I used this Park/Pond scene (by Alota Rubber Stamps) before with Iceskating Sophia, but I think it works as a summery scene as well! Just added some "grass" instead of snow, and made a warmer looking scene. The sentiment is from an old SU! set. I feel my trees definately need some work. Oringinally my big tree blended in with my grass, so I added some darker green with a marker and I think I messed it up?? Oh well... I think Riley is the main focus here, and the saying really pops with that added white highlight.
The card base is Hunter Green and the next layer is Really Rust (on my 'puter they look like black & red) and once again, the whole card is watercolored using my cheapy wc pencils and an aqua painter except for sponging the sky and outlining the big tree with a marker.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
If you love SCS as much as I do, you will want to consider becoming a "Fan Club" member! You'll access to the all exclusive "Dirty Dozen Gallery" - chock full of awesome projects each and every month! I'm in my 2nd year subscription to the Fan Club and love it, and I think you will too!
I'd also like to give a SHOUT OUT to my friend, Helen!! We went to college together years ago and just recently found each other on FaceBook ☺. She just started blogging and showing the world her stamped creations. She loves the Bellas (I know there's a group for bellaholics, isn't there? lol) so please go check it out and leave her some kudos, or just welcome her to blogland!! :)
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Cardstock: Wild Asparagus by My Mind's Eye; White c.s. by Gina K Designs; Chocolate Chip by SU!
Accessories: Lace border punch by Martha Stewart; Large Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities; Top Note die by SU!; machine stitching; white satin ribbon from Michael's; paper flowers by BazzillBasicsPaper; Clear Stickles by Scrapbookpal.com
Friday, March 13, 2009
- My family, friends, and God
- Stamping/Crafting/and blogging about it
- Digiscrapping/Creating blog banners
- Singing/leading worship at church
- Playing with my kids
- Walking barefoot at the beach
- Making others smile/brightening their day
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Lisa is also offering a chance at some blog candy to all those who take the button and post it on their blogs with a link to the SCS post, so get on over to The Craft's Meow to grab your button and leave your comment!
Nestabilities Labels 1; Birds and Swirls (top layer); Swiss Dots (middle); and Textile Texture (bottom).
Monday, March 09, 2009
So, now that I'm back, I read my emails and noticed several of you asked how I color my images, so I thought I'd humor you and make a little (amateur) video for ya! My camera really makes things look washed out, but the colors really are bolder IRL, as you can see in the photos above. Also, I apologize for the weird lighting...it kinda fades in and out during this video.
NOTE: I tried uploading this directly using Blogger video as well as Facebook, but it wasn't playing right, so I'm resorting to using YouTube. PLEASE DO NOT click on the links/thumbnails at the end of this video as I have NO control over what YT puts there! Thanks!!
Thanks for watching!! I'd love to know what you all use to color your images!
For this card, I used this week's sketch challenge #218. I also added stardust glitter pens to the flowers in her basket, but that's so hard to see in this photo and I can't remember if I got that part on video. I tried to keep my hands/fingers out of the video as much as possible cause I don't have nice purdy manicured nails--I'm a secretary and it really bugs me to hear my nails clanging against the keys! lol! Have a super stampy week... now go Ink Something!!