31 December 2008

Ooh so cold!

And wintry! Well, as much as it can be in California on the coast. LOL! It is really darn cold though! And so, here is a lovely challenge card using snowflakes but NO Christmas paper. Christine over at All That Scraps came up with this one.

I chose to make it a birthday card since my birthday is in January and it is always super-duper cold! (Well, except when I lived in Phoenix, AZ and I had a pool party at my apartment complex...LOL!)

I had to hand cut a mat for my blue-ish green-ish paper...took me three times but I finally got it where it looked okay. hehe

What I used: Snow Bunnies which are available in digital form at All That Scraps and rubber form! (I just loooooove the instant gratification I get from purchasing the digital images! hehe) SU CS, Memory Box PP, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Memento ink, Copic markers, ribbon, wine glass charm, rhinestone snowflake, flat back half pearls and I put a bit of perfect pearls paint over top of the wine glass charm to make it more whiteish than silvery. I also used a few rhinestones on the sentiment from AmyR's Boutique Sentiments set that I cut out with my word window punch (I shortened it.)

Anyway, that is all I have for today! Stay tuned as tomorrow I'll have some previews for new stufff from All That Scraps!


26 December 2008

Review Preview Friday- Gingersnaps

Ooh...my first review preview with ATS! :D

Anyway, Christine asked us to do a quickie preview with the Gingersnaps stamps...so I just had to use this cutie pie little girl.

ALL the C.C. Designs stamps at ATS are on sale 15% off until Sunday. Woot! Time for me to get the ones that I had missed getting before. :)

What I used: Gingersnaps-Snowbunnies from All That Scraps, SU CS, Memento ink, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, SU ribbon, metallic flake glitter, key tag punch, word window punch, CM decorative edge cutter, Memory Box PP.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday. :) Mine was hectic but good! I got an awesome digital video camera that records in HD! Can't wait to record something. LOL!! And I got some clothes and purses and all that boring stuff that I love to get. :D

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm happy it is the weekend and that Christmas is over and that means I have nothing to do except clean up some in the house and PLAY in my stamping room! Woooo!!!

18 December 2008

Quickly posting...

as I'm due to work in 10 minutes. LOL! I'm having no time to stamp or blog or anything probably until after Christmas....so don't look for too much from me until then. ;) But I finally got my High Hopes stamps and I really, really wanted to use my fishing one...so I whipped this one up last night in about 30 minutes using the cute sketch (SC207) from SCS. :)

8 minutes 'til I'm due at work.

What I used: High Hopes rubber stamp, SU CS, DCWV notecard, Basic Grey PP, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Memento ink, Colored with Copic markers, accented with white gel pen, perfect layers tool helped me get all my layers perfect without measuring and I glued it all down. I sponged the heck out of the image panel with some Distress ink.

Anyway, that is all I have for now.

5 minutes 'til I'm due at work...guess I'd better go...it takes me 3 minutes to get there and I have to find my jacket!

15 December 2008

Another non-Christmas card!

This is well...spring-ey again. hehe! I just got this stamp set...isn't it adorable?! It is a Level 2 Hostess set from Stampin' Up and I knew I had to have it!

This didn't turn out how I envisioned it. I had it in my mind with some light pinks and maybe some blues. (which is why it is colored that way..LOL!) but I ended up loving the coral in one of my patterned papers so I went ahead with that. I guess I could have colored over the flower in the image...maybe I'll do that later.

I used a sketch from I {heart} to stamp.

What I used: SU stamp and sentiment, SU CS, K&Co. PP, Memento ink, Copic markers, Versamark and clear EP, cameo coral ink for sponging on the sentiment, ribbon, perfect layers tool (for all those many layers on this card!) and my ticket corner punch.

I didn't realize until I put the picture on my computer that it has a big, giant white dog hair attached to it at the top (gift with purchase!) and a glue boogar on the sentiment. I have since removed those, but I couldn't retake the photo as we lost the light again.

Anyway, that is it from me today! I'm off to work. I'll be SO GLAD when I can take a vacation! Ugh!


Here is a little fun something....I'll be back later with a card...if the lighting situation cooperates with me! It is icky and cloudy and rainy here!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

14 December 2008

And now for something different...

because honestly? Seriously? I'm kind of Christmas carded out. I mean, I don't really care if I use any of the rest of my Christmassy patterned paper. Today I wanted bright! and SPRINGY! and girly!

And of course, I get what I want, right? RIGHT!!!


Life is still crazy-busy here lately! I have a bazillion things I need to do and well, I'm only one person and can only do so much...so I'm working on getting through my list! :D Then I'll have tons more time to craft and blog (and waste time on the internet playing silly games on Facebook...LOL!)

What I used: Gardenia Greenthumb image from Bella Stamps, SU CS, Basic Grey Urban Prairie PP, DCWV notecard, Prima Hydrangeas, Doodlebug brads, Stickles, Shimmerz Paints in Angel Wings, colored with Copic markers.

That is all I have for today, y'all! We just got back from the San Jose Sharks hockey game and I had wanted to post before I went to the game but ran out of time...so here I am posting it after 1AM. LOL!

Happy Sunday!

10 December 2008

Beginning to FEEL a lot more like Christmas

around here! It has been COLD COLD COLD and foggy! But it is supposed to rain later in the week so the temperatures will go up a bit...hopefully sooner than later! hehe I hate to be cold!

So anyway, I'm TRYING to use up some of my scraps and images that I've already colored and whatever I have laying already on that mess of a table! And that is what I've done here. You can't see it, but the bottom layer has a cutout taken out of it. I just layered the other scrap paper on top of that to cover out the punched hole. The strip is a scrap, too! :) The image I colored a while ago when I first got these stamps but I didn't use it. So I cut it out with my spellbinders die and then sponged around it with some Old Olive ink. Glued on some faux dew drops and it was a card! :)

What I used: Glam Girl from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps, Basic Grey PP, SU CS, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Memento Ink, Copic markers, Old Olive ink, sponge dauber (looove! Thanks Amy R. for the suggestion!), faux dew drops. OH and my perfect layers tool.

Thanks for stopping in today! I'm working a full schedule this week so I'm pressed for time again today!

08 December 2008

Check out these....

little gems from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps! Oh my! I knew as soon as I saw these that they NEEEEEEEDED me. hehehe!

And with this card, I made 50 different holiday and winter themed cards to send out. Guess I'd better get busy on making out those envelopes!

Work and home has been sooo busy lately that I've not had time to blog or visit blogs. Sorry about that! I'm gonna make a better effort to try to get some of this stuff straightened out so that I can play with my papers AND with my blogs! :D

What I used on this card:

Gingersnaps Snow Bunnies, DCWV notecard, colored with Copic markers, SU CS, The Paper Garden metallic paper, Imaginesce PP, Melissa Frances PP, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, white gel pen. I also used a little Copic Atyou Spica glitter pen on her hearts but you can't see it that well in the photograph.

That's all, folks! Have a great week!

06 December 2008


I LOVE this paper from My Mind's Eye. Almost so much that I don't even want to use it. Instead, I want to plaster it on my walls so I can see it every day. LOL!

Well, since Karin sent me all those fabulous images, I've been having so much fun with coloring these. She sent me some Bellas, too! Whee!

What I useed: Bella image colored with Copic markers, Stickles, chunky glass glitter, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, corner rounder punch, slot punch, perfect layers tool, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, ribbon, SU CS, My Mind's Eye PP.

That's all I have today! Gotta get ready for the cookie swap tomorrow. :) Hope everyone is having a faboo weekend!

04 December 2008

Thursdays=Dutch Dare Card Challenge!

Whew...I'm finally finding a way to fit everything in...kinda...sorta. And that means I can get back to my Dutch Dares! I have so much fun making these little projects and working with these ladies. :)
So this week's theme was to use a scalloped edge somewhere on your card or project. Welllll....I was going to try to pass off the snow at the bottom as a scalloped-sort-of edge...but then I realized it was bare and needed a little something up in the top corner. :)

What I used: SU CS, DCWV notecard, Me and My Big Ideas PP, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Hanglar image colored with Copic markers, Melissa Frances rub-on, button, MS snowflake punch, shimmery fiber thing I found in a drawer.

So that is it! Thanks for stopping by today! Maybe sometime soon I'll be able to pick back up on my blogging. I'm SO behind on reading my blogs!

Don't forget to stop by the Dutch Dare Card Challenges blog this week to try your hand at winning that cute prize this week. ;)

03 December 2008

Lookie lookie what I got!!

I told y'all the other day that I got some fun mail! Well, PART of my fun mail were these images that Karin sent to me! Ooh y'all! Karin and I swapped some images recently and when she asked what I would like that she may have, I saw that she had some Hanglar stamps! Ooh weeee, y'all! I've only been wanting those since forEVer! I was almost in tears holding these precious pieces of paper. LOL! They're all filed away in my box to use...and use I shall!

How fun, right? They're so cute!

What I used: My swapped Hanglar image, Copic markers, white gel pen, Megabilities (i think is the name), Cuttlebug, DCWV PP, ribbon and a brad. :)

Is everyone else as BUSY BUSY as I am right now?? Oh I don't seem to be able to get anything done yet I'm constantly doing something. Argh! I love Christmas, but I think we'll need to scale back on what we do next year. Too hectic! I can't IMAGINE if we had children how unbelievably busy we'd be. I'd prolly go crazy and pull all my hair out and hide in the closet. hehe!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope the rest of your week is well. :)

02 December 2008

Yay for the digital images!!

Y'all...I love the digital images that Christine is releasing over at All That Scraps. I'm not the most fabulous stamper...I end up throwing out about 1/3 of the images that I try to stamp. I don't know WHY I have such trouble getting something to stamp. I'm stamp challenged I think. LOL!

Anyway, this is one of the new digital images that has been released last night from ATS.

What I used: SU CS, Me and My Big Ideas PP, Digital image from ATS, stickles, stick on bling'd out snowflakes, Copic markers and my MS snowflake punch.

How fun!

Oh! And I just got some fun mail yesterdaaaaaay! I'm so excited to share!

LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

01 December 2008

So yay!

I found this image in my stack of images and since I still haven't received my High Hopes stamps (I'm ever so impatient), I had to use this cute little image! I think it is from Kelly when she sent me that fabulous RAK, but it was all alone, so it could have been anyone who sent it. (I love trading images so...yeah...could have been you if you're reading this and sent it to me..hehe!) ANYway, on the High Hopes blog this week, the challenge was to use metal on your card.

What I used: Sentiment from Forest Friends-Stampin' Spot Studio at All That Scraps, Time Well Spent image, colored with Copic markers, sponged with Creamy Caramel and Adirondack Espresso, SU CS, Basic Grey PP, Metal stick on embellies and metal Making Memories brads. I put the paper piecing on the blue part but I'm not entirely sure I love it...but it is there and I'm not taking it off AGAIN. hehe

So thanks for stopping by today! I'm cleaning up my space...clearing out some MORE things. Waiting for new stuff to arrive. I have GOT to tackle this scraps pile. OH my do I have a ton of it. I'm gonna organize that into folders later and then work on some things. OH...also I get to work tonight until late. Joy. Joy. (she says sarcastically.)

Bye, y'all!

OH! And don't forget that All That Scraps is releasing some CUH-YEWT newness tonight! I won't be around for the chat in the forum because of work...so y'all have some fun without me! ~~Mwah~~