30 January 2009

Get Well Soon!

Ooh first peeks at the new set called Warm and Cozy coming at All That Scraps on Monday from AmyR. stamps! I love this set!

I decided to take some of the get well wishes and the robe and make a get well gift. I love how this turned out! So quick, too!

I just cut a piece of cardstock large enough to go around a small kleenex travel pack, plopped it on my Scor-Pal and scored it, glued it together and decorated with my stamped and paper pieced image and some patterned paper and a sentiment. :D Then I cut a piece of cardstock large enough to go around a tea bag, scored it at 1" on the bottom and secured it with some brads then I decorated it with some pattern paper and a sentiment. Put it all together with some crinkle paper with some lavender vanilla organic bath goodies and some warm fuzzy slipper socks and a gift was made!

What I used: AmyR. stamps from All That Scraps, SU CS, Memento ink, Copic marker, pattern paper, Doodlebug brads, an eyelet, Scor-Pal, embroidery floss that I colored to match with my Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping in today, run over to the ATS blog to see what the other ladies have made using this great set!

28 January 2009

Brads, brads and more brads...

Okay, so maybe I didn't use THAT many...but I used a bunch more than I normally would!

That is today's challenge on the ATS blog, to use a lot of brads. I have TONS of them. All colors and shapes and sizes...but darn if I use them that often. hehe!

I had to use my little Snow Friends set from Cookie Crumbs one more time before I put away my wintery stamps...coz it is turning beautiful weather here lately! Sunny and warm-ish...makes me kinda glad I don't live where the snow is. :D I'm ready for spring already!! Hurry and get here, spring! heee!

What I used: Snow Friends stamp set, Memento ink, Copic markers, chalk (Yes, I did!), Making Memories brads, button brads, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, SU CS, MME PP (I think!), Diamond Dust glitter for the snow under my little snowguy.

So thanks for stopping by today! I can't WAIT to share with y'all what I've been working on lately. :D Stay tuned!

27 January 2009

I mean really...are you trying to make me be broke?

Coz dang! I can't resist cute stamps!! Yikes...this one though, y'all...I want a whole line of these froggies! Isn't he adorable?!? Doncha just wanna hug him? LOL! Well, when I saw that Christine at All That Scraps had gotten this "cute as can be!" line of stamps from Lelo Design/Stampavie, I knew...I had to have them. OH and she FORCED me to accidentally order some Magnolia stamps that she got in stock today. LOL! Twisted my arm, she did...(Okay, not really...hehe!)

ANYway...back to my cute little froggie...I stamped him out with Brilliance ink, clear embossed and colored with my Copic markers. I added a little highlight with my white gel pen on his little cheeks. Eee...I love him!

What I used: Lelo Design stamp from Stampavie, Brilliance ink, Copic markers, clear embossing powder, SU CS, Target $1 spot paper (are y'all sick of this paper yet? I love it...LOL!), Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon and some stickles. The *mwah* sentiment is from Amy R's Love Sentiments set and I punched it out with my CM heart punch. I added some google eyes for a little bit of fun. hehe!!!

That is all for today. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Hope you are having a great week. :)

25 January 2009

Almost didn't use this one!

Not that I meant to almost not use it...but I was going through my files on my computer and taking stuff off and realized that I hadn't even used this cute download from C.C. Designs/All That Scraps! I mean seriously...do you think I'd REALLY pass up an opportunity to use this sweet thing? LOOK AT THE CUTE LITTLE FAT BELLY! I loooooooove it! hehe!

OH! I should mention...I'm working on a little something to help you along with working with digital images. It won't be a video (mainly coz "IIIII taaaaaalk liiiiike thiiiiis" because I'm from The South....) but it will have pictures and I will be available to answer any questions....which you're certainly welcome to email me about anything anyway (link to email is in the sidebar.)

What I used: Sweetpea and Tiger digi-download, SU CS, MME pattern paper, colored with Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Stickles, ribbon, CM heart punch.

That is all I have for today! Thanks for stopping in...I've got a bunch more things to share with you that I've made..just haven't had time to post it (plus I've been lazy about it, too...hehe!)

21 January 2009

ATS DT Challenge #33: Faux Stitching

Hey! My favorite day of the week is here! Time for All That Scraps' challenge! I love, love, love doing these even before I was on the DT!

So this week, we were challenged to use some faux stitching. Fun! I borrowed a little inspiration from our challenge fairy at ATS, Jennifer Ofiana. She is the whole reason I purchased that CM wavy cutter! I ordered it late, late one night and then went back to bed. I didn't even remember 'til later in the day and I checked my email and was like, "WHOA! I sleep-shopped!" Teehehee!

What I used:

Angels Everywhere by C.C. Designs at All That Scraps, Memento ink, Copic markers, Stardust Stickles, Stampin' Up cardstock, Solar white stamping paper, that Creative Memories wavy cutter, Inkssentials white gel pen, Prima hydrangeas, dew drops, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies and the DP is from a pad..I can't remember who made it...sorry! For the sentiment, I used my AmyR Love Sentiments set, stamped with Brilliance graphite black ink.

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to check out what the talented ladies on the DT have done with this challenge!

17 January 2009

Happy Birthday to MEEEEEEE!

hah! It isn't everyday that a girl turns 25 (again...plus 12)...LOL!

I'm working today...booo....but I have a fun night planned with the gals from work...we're going to Chevy's! Yay! All the chips and salsa I can eat!!!

Anyway...enough about that...let us talk about this card. This little card is what they're calling a "scrapling" which is basically when you take your scraps and you make a complete twee card with scraps. Ooh I looove these! So fast and easy!

On SCS today, they're hosting the VSN and this one was for the preview of today's VSN...to make a scrapling card. There are lots of challenges going on today so head on over to join in the festivities!

Of course, I *had* to use my favorite little cupid girl, right?!

What I used: Scraps...all scraps. Scraps of SU! cardstock, scraps of patterned paper from that pack I got in the Target dollar spot. I stamped her out in Memento ink and colored with Copic markers then highlighted a bit with a gel pen. I used my Martha Stewart edge punch, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies and a bit of scrap red ribbon. I highlighted my Cupid with a little Shimmerz Blingz in Hottie pink and shimmerz'd up her wings with Angel Wings Shimmerz.

Speaking of Shimmerz, did you hear there is a DT call open? Ahh! Run over and find out all the details!

The card only measures 2.25"x5! Ahh! So fun!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today. Hope you're having a great weekend!

16 January 2009

Friday...and time for Review Preview!

Ooh, my first review preview as a DT member for ATS. Are y'all tired of hearing that yet? Well, I'm not and it is my blog...soo..nyah. hehehe!

This week, we're showing off Amy R's new sets Wedding and Love Sentiments.

Be sure to check out what the other girls have done...pop over to the ATS blog and see their lovely creations!

Thanks for stopping in today!

15 January 2009

Dutch Dare Card Challenge

Yep, it is Thursday again and back to my DDCC duties! :) YAAAY! This week, we were to use brown, green and blue. I love that color combo!

Anyway, here is my card!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to enter my blog candy! I'll draw for it on my birthday! :)

14 January 2009

Double Pocket Bag Challenge!

Today on All That Scraps, there is a technique challenge to make this awesome double pocket bag. It is seriously so easy! I'm not the best at making these projects with scored and folded and glued and stuck down instructions with them. But I could follow it pretty well and it turned out pretty darn cute! Oh here are the instructions.

It measures 5x5 approximately. Hey, if I can do it, anyone can. LOL! Hope you can play along!

What I used: Cosmo Cricket PP, SU CS, Solar white stamping paper, Memento ink, Copic markers, Glam Girl from All That Scraps, Martha Stewart edge punch, Prima Flowers, Doodlebug Brad, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Glossy Accents, Ribbon, Slot punch.

Run over to the ATS blog where you can see what all the other girls have done with this fun little bag. :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to enter my blog candy >HERE< to celebrate my birthday and stamping anniversary. Just a few more days!! YAY! I'm going to go buy my birthday present for myself today...some Ott lights and MAYBE another Janome Sew-mini...though I have had nothing but bad luck with those machines!

12 January 2009

New release from Shimmerz!

Aaaah! This was one of the things I couldn't share yesterday! My card using the new Shimmerz Blingz. Ooh y'all these are super-duper sparkley. I was sooo excited to see a silver! The new colors are called Hi-Ho Silver, Pixie Dust, Hottie Pink and Flashee Fuchsia. I squeal in delight every time a new bunch of paints shows up in my mailbox! (Which reminds me, I totally have to order some more soon!!!) Anyway, don't forget to run over to the Shimmerz blog and see what the other DT ladies have done with these new colors! And there is a chance to win blog candy over there!!!

Anyway....on to the card! These new images from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps just beg for me to put some glittery Shimmerz goodess on them. Don't you think?? I used the Hey Cupid! set from this month's release to create another Valentine card. I mean, did you expect someone with the last name of LOVE not to make a blue million Valentine cards? I mean, seriously. hehe

I have included a close-up so you can see some of the Blingz on the wingz and shoez.

What I used:

Hey Cupid! stamp set from C.C. Designs, Solar white stamping paper, SU CS, more of that Target PP, Memento ink, Copic markers, white gel pen, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Prima flowers, MS edge punch, a brad, key tag punch, word window punch and Pretty in pink ink for the sentiment (though I wish I had a darker pink....I'll get one next order...)

Oh! And before you go, don't forget to enter MY blog candy for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to All That Scraps in celebration of my stamping anniversary and my birthday! :)

11 January 2009

Here I am!

(Read to the end b/c there might be blog candy involved...hehehe!)

Emerging from the cage that has been work for about a month! LOL Ooh I'm soooo over going to work and working so many hours. It really puts a damper on what all I can do in my "spare time."

So, I'm cutting back on hours at work which gives me more time to play with things!!! And that is what I've done all day today. (Well, besides doing laundry..hehe!)

And what have I been busy doing???? Wellllllll, a few things that I can't quite share yet *wink* and this one that I can share! I got to use my new High Hopes stamps that I hadn't inked up (even after waiting a ginormous amount of time for them.) And woo hooo hooooo! They are soo much fun to color. I think that is what draws me to them so much. :)

What I used: DCWV notecard, Basic Grey PP, High Hopes stamp, Brilliance ink, Embossing powder, Copic markers, SU CS, Mellow moss ink for sponging, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, Shimmerz paints on the wings, some SU ribbon, and see those little plastic flowers? I don't know where I got them but they are just really fun! Oh and I used a brad.

OHHHHH....did I forget something? I mentioned a little something about some blog candy. Yes, yes. Well....my one year anniversary of stamping is coming up on the 16th January. That was the first day I stuck ink to stamp and made a card. Annnnnnnnd on 17 January (Saturday) is my birthday! Ooh I'll be 37. I mean, seriously. HOW did I get this old? HONESTLY.

ANYway, to celebrate my stamping anniversary and my birthday, I'm hosting a blog candy. What is included? Oh...you know, a $25 gift certificate to one of my favorite places to shop! Just enter a comment below to be entered in the blog candy drawing! Pass it on, because the more the merrier!

Hope you all have a great day!

04 January 2009

Kisses & Hugs, Cupid Gingersnap! hehe

So since I messed up with the whole blogger pre-writing them (saved as draft instead of saving..OMW SO DUMB!) then I'm just combining these two into one....

And they are? Sneak peeks of new things from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps! Wewt!

First we have Kisses and Hugs. BEAR IS BACK! And he's brought along a bunny and a piggy! Ooh, I KNOWWW! AWESOME! I just love Bear and his beary good friends. :)

And there is blog candy to be had...want to win this one? Head over to the ATS blog to enter for your chance to get a set of Kisses and Hugs for your very own!

What I used: Kisses and Hugs from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps, SU CS, Target $1 spot Valentine paper...it is so cute!! Memento ink, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Prima flower, CM heart punches, ribbon, some stickles for the Cupid wings. :)

Next we have a new Gingersnaps set. I am sooo in love with this line...I gotta tell you they may be edging out my Glam Girls as my favorites...or maybe not. Wait, can I just like them equally? hehe

Over at the ATS Blog, there is a chance to win the Hey Cupid! set, too for your very own! Hurry on over! :)

What I used: Hey, Cupid! from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps, SU CS, Memento ink, Copic markers, more of that Valentine paper, CM heart punches, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, Photo corner punch, Doodlebug brads, Stickles, Inksentials white gel pen, Ranger Distress ink, Ribbon, Slot punch.

02 January 2009

Day 2 of Sneaks...Today is Snow Friends!

Seriously, I LOOOOOVE this set from Cookie Crumbs at All That Scraps! I'm a snowman FREAK so I was quite tickled when I got this set. :D And could that little brown bunny be any cuter? I don't think so! ACK! Adorable...thanks Diane for a great set...it'll for sure be getting lots snowy use!

What I used: Snow Friends, Target PP (I think), SU CS, Memento ink, Copic markers, Prima flowers, Stickles, MS snowflake punch, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders dies, liquid applique, a snowflake rhinestone embelli, ribbon and some Shimmerz to shimmerize the little snowguy. :)

Check out the All That Scraps blog to see some fabulous cards made with this set...and to see the other TWO snowmen you get with this set. OMW! THREE snowmenzzz? I told you I loved it! LOL!

Oh and I heard a little thing about some blog candy to win this set on Diane's blog. :D

Thanks for stopping in. Tomorrow I've got some loooooooooooovin' for y'all. *wink*

01 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Glad to see you made it without an incident. hehe!

Today is my first 'official' day as an ATS DT member! Can I get a WooHoo! And we all know what that means...that means that it is time for new previews of the sets being released on January 5th!

We're starting the previews off with 2 new sets from Amy R. stamps called Wedding and Love Sentiments.

I had a major ribbon crisis while putting this card together. I wanted to keep it simple to showcase the beautiful stamps but that ribbon and I were soon to go 'round and 'round. EVIL RIBBON! LOL!!

So, go check out what the talented ladies on the 2009 Design team have done with these! :)

Cheers to a wonderful new year! :)