Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Little Touch of Nature

This is my card for this weeks sketch challenge (sc187) on SCS. I use Stampin' Up's Touch of Nature. I stamped the bird on whisper white and colored it with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. Next I used a versamark pen to ink the bird image and then heat embossed with clear and cut it out. I glued the bird on very vanilla framed with more mustard. The three panels are so saffron and embossed with swiss dots using the cuttlebug. I did a lot of sponging with more mustard, so saffron, and chocolate chip. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Swirly Tree

This is my card for the try a new technique for this week(tlc179). The technique is to use a blintz base on your card. I found it to be easy. I bought this cool tree stamp from Hero Arts a couple weeks ago as well as the ribbon. The designer paper is from Me and My Big Ideas.

I inked the stamp with versamark and then basic black ink and then embossed it after that I added the mini rhinestones. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Giraffe Card

My last card for the July release for Gina K Designs. The base is chocolate chip, then a layer of designer paper I had and I don't know the company (sorry). I used my circle nestabilities for the main image, I sponged with chocolate chip ink. The giraffe is colored with koh-i-norr pencils and OMS. Thanks for looking.

Girly Hippo

I made this for one of the Gina K. Designs July release challenges. I used Just So Hippy for the hippo, stamped it on whisper white and colored with my koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. I gave her a little tattoo on her behind. I cut the circles out with my nestabilities, and used a white gel pen to add the dots. I made the pin using a hat pin I got at a local bead store and added the beads. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I love this Gina K. stamp set, it is so clam and relaxing. I just want to take off my shoes and head to the beach. This card is for one of the release Gina K. Designs. I started by stamping on whisper white card stock and then masking off and sponging in the sky with a light blue ink, the I mask off the sky and sponged the water with blue bayou. Next I sponged the sand with a couple of shades of tan ink. Last I took colored pencils and oms to color the chair and grass. It was a very simple and easy card to make. Thanks for looking.
Supplies: You are my sunshine, Gina K. Designs
Paper: whisper white, blue bayou-SU
Ink: blue bayou-SU, cats eye ink for the rest
Other: blue bayou ribbon-SU, koh-i-noor pencils, oms

Barn Owl

I had this idea last night as I was falling off to sleep, so I had to give it a try today. To make the "barn" I took a piece of burgundy DCWV paper and color washed with some black water color paint. After that had dried I drew in the lines and dots for the nails and then I sanded the paper to age it. To make the window I cut a piece of basic black and free hand cut the trim pieces out of basic gray, then I inked a sponge with basic black ink and streaked it across the paper. I added the raffia and the owl then mounted it to a close to cocoa card base. Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Embrace Life

I made this card for the challenge this week on Card Positioning Systems and the color challenge from SCS (cc176). The colors this week are soft sky, river rock, and very vanilla. I colored the flowers with water color pencils and my aqua pen. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Embossed challenge

I made this card for the challenge over on Our Creative Corner. It was a simple and quick card, I use heat tape (the stuff that plumbers use on pipes) and ran it through my cuttlebug to emboss it. Next I rub metallic rubbing paste on it. The neat thing about it is it already has adhesive on the back. I stamp with pretty petals using bashful blue for the background then I used night of navy for the sentiment. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Night Owls

I made this card for Asela's sketch challenge. I colored the owls with koh-i-noor pencils and OMS. Then I inked them with versamark and heat embossed. Next I cut them out. For the background I cut out a 1 1/2 inch circle and used it to mask my moon, and them I sponged with bashful blue, blue bayou, night of navy and finished with a little basic black. Lastly I used my gel pen to add stars. Thanks for looking.


You are my sunshine

Here is my other card for Asela's sketch challenge. For this one I used my water color paints on water color paper, I highlighted the water edge with my gel pen. the sun was made by punching out an scallop circle and then attaching it to a sticky note and then punching it out again but this time off set to form the points. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Nestabilities challenge

Here is a card I made for this weeks challenge on Mother and Daughter Creations. the challenge was to use nestabilities on your card. I love my nestabilities so this was a very fun for me. For this card I wanted the designer paper to go off the edge. To make it I folded my card stock in half and attached my designer paper to it, then I lined up the die so that it cut all but the top fold of the card. I did have to run it through my cuttlebug twice to get it to cut all the way through. I colored the rocket with Koh-i-noor pencils and OMS, to give it some shine I inked the rocket with my versamark pen and embossed it. Then I added a "dew drop" for the window. Thanks for looking.
All Stampin' Up (unless noted)
Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: bashful blue, wild wasabi, whisper white, jersey shore
Ink: Basic black, Versamark
Other: non Stampin' Up- nestabilities, cuttlebug, koh-i-noor pencils, OMS, clear embossing powder, "dew drop", wild wasabi ribbon.(SU)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Look at my new Unity stamps!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy I won this set from Unity Stamp Company last Thursday, and it got here yesterday. That was so fast. This is my second Unity set, and I can't wait to get some ink to them. I am very impressed with how big they are. So if you haven't checked out Unity yet head over and see what they have to offer. For me I have two set that are going to be on my next order Tiny Trinity and Giggle Grove. I would like to extend a huge thank you to Angela for having such an awesome stamp company and for my new stamps. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

It's all good!

My third and last card for Gina K.'s sketch challenge. This was also my first try at water coloring using actual water colors on water color paper. For the glass of tea I used crystal effects, it is hard to tell from the picture but the CE's gave the glass a three dimensional look. I also used a white gel pen to highlight the waves of the water. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: You are my sunshine Gina K. Designs
Paper: SU whisper white, bashful blue, brilliant blue, jersey shore designer paper
Ink: SU basic black, bashful blue
Other: nestabilities, crystal effects, "dew drop" Koh-I-Noor water colors, white gel pen

Whoo loves a challenge?

This is the second card I made for Gina K.'s challenge. For this card I used Owl always love you!. What a great set this is. This is my sisters set, but I think I will be buying this one soon. The card is pretty self explanatory, After coloring the image with Koh-I-Noor pencils and OMS, I cut it out and inked it with versamark ink and embossed it three times. I also sponged on this card very heavily. I used my swiss dots embossing folder for the chocolate chip strip. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Owl always love you!, Gina K. Designs
Paper: Su chocolate chip, more mustard, so saffron
Ink: Su so saffron, more mustard, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, versamark
Other: Nestablities, cuttlebug, rhinestones

It's a challenge to get old...

Gina K. is having a sketch challenge this weekend on her blog. It is fun sketch and I just got my Gina K. stamps about a week ago so this was very fun for me. I just love her stamps.

To create a parking space just popped into my head when I was coloring the car, and it goes perfect with the saying in this set. All I did was take a strip of gray paper and draw in the lines with a gel pen, super simple.

Now for the old lady I stamped her on white and colored her and the car with Koh-I-Noor pencils and used OMS. Next I cut it

out and stamped the whole image with versamark and clear embossed her three times. Lastly I added the pearl, and glued her into her parking space.
On the inside I stamped the phase " getting lucky means you found your car in the parking lot."
Thanks for looking.

Stamps You know your old when, Gina K. Designs
Paper Su, bashful blue, basic gray, wild wasabi, whisper white
Ink: Su basic black, versamark
Other: M's"dew drops", pearl, white gel pen, small fabric flower, Koh-I-Noor pencils, OMS, nestablities

Monday, July 7, 2008

Glam Girl Hippo

This card meets four different challenges. The first one is for Melanie Muenchinger. You can check out the challenge here.The second and third challenges are the ways to use it (WT173) and the sketch challenge (SC183) from SCS, and the last one is the dazzle us with something challenge on Stamp Something. I am loving this set from Gina K. It was fun making this card, I used lovely lilac and certainly celery with whisper white for the paper. After stamping the hippo I stamp the little flower and then drew in the stem and added a small rhinestone to the center. I then cut it out with my rectangle nestablilities and sponged the edges. On the hippo I water colored her in lovely lilac water color crayons added purple toenail polish (twinklettes). Then I made some eyelashes for her by cutting grosgrain ribbon length wise and then fringing it. Here is a close-up.

For the background I stamped the flower in lovely lilac ink matted it on whisper white. for the celery layer I scored it in a diamond pattern and mounted it under the lilac layer. then added the "dew drops" from Michael's. I really like this girly card. Thanks for looking.


Stamps: Just so Hippy-Gina K.
Paper: lovely lilac, whisper white, certainly celery
Ink: lovely lilac, certainly celery
Other: nestabilities, "dew drops", ribbon, twinklettes, rhinestone

Hippy Birthday Challenge

I made this card for two challenges the first one was for the one that Melanie Muenchinger posted last week. You can see it here. The other challenge is the sketch challenge from SCS (SC183). About the card I didn't have a background paper that would work with what I had in mind for this card so I made one. I made it by cutting out three different sized and shaped "spots" in a piece of printer paper to make a template. Then I sponged chocolate chip ink on so saffron paper in a random pattern, after finishing that I lightly sponge all over with the chocolate chip and more mustard ink. Here is a close up so you can see the detail.

For the giraffe I stamped him on so saffron with chocolate chip ink, then colored him using a water brush pen and more mustard ink for the spots. Next I gave him a very light wash of chocolate chip ink. After cutting him out I inked him up with versmark and embossed him. I then stamped him again this time on really rust paper and mounted the cut out on top, this allowed me to not have to cut out his mane. From that point the card is simple I did a lot of heavy sponging on the edges added the ribbon and brads. Lastly I added the Hippy Birthday and called it done. I am very happy with the way it came out. This was my first attempt at making a background this way. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Just So Hippy- Gina K.
Paper: so saffron, really rust, chocolate chip, close to cocoa -all Stampin' Up
Ink: so saffron, chocolate chip, more mustard all Stampin' Up, versamark
Other: Ribbon, brads, embossing powder

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Allison!!!!!

I wanted to wish Allison from Stampin when I Can. A very Happy Birthday!! If you have never been to her site head on over. She does an awesome job posting tips, challenges, links to new blogs she has found and much, much more. So Allison here is a card I made in honor of your birthday I hope you have a great day and get the nesties that you want. By the way I am just a little green over here, I would love to have a monitor like the one you got. Lucky girl.

For this card I used my largest scallop circle nestabilities, only I folded my card stock in half and offset the fold so that it would not cut and that gave me my card base. Thanks for looking.



Stamps: Barque Motifts-Stampin' Up, Owl Always Love you- Gina K.

Paper: Very Vanilla-Stampin'-Up

Ink: Chocolate Chip-Stampin' Up, colorbox green

Other: ribbon, rhinestones

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How I store my nestabilites

A couple of months back I started buying nestabilities from Cut At Home if you haven't heard every month they give a coupon code for 40% one item. They have good service, but be prepared to wait awhile for you nestabilities to arrive they have been back ordered most of the Spring.

Anyway back to the reason I am posting about them today. I needed a way to store them and did some blog surfing and found where someone ( sorry I don't remember who) who stored hers in a CD wallet on magnetic sheets. I thought it was a great idea so I went to Staples to buy some magnetic sheets, they were out which was a disappointment so I consoled myself with a walk down the Michael's (it is only two stores down). While there I found that they sell the sheets much cheaper than Staples and I had a coupon. You can see in the picture how they look. I cut the magnet sheets 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 using my paper trimmer and an old blade, I have to tell you it cut like butter. I then labeled each of them so that I can keep them all straight. I didn't have a extra CD wallet and didn't really want to buy one (I would rather spend the money on stamps), so I used a binder and CD pages the are two high so that when I get the long rectangles I can make a small slit in the top one so that they will fit. Here is a close up picture.

Thanks for looking.


This is what the packages look like if you are interested in buying some for yourself.