Friday, June 27, 2008

Sopmething Red, White and blue.....

Happy Friday Everybody!!

Another fantastic challenge today over at Stamp Something. Today, to get us ready for the 4th, Melissa is having us stamp something(not a card) red, white and blue.
That's what great about these challenges, they challenge you do create something you wouldn't have on your own, well for me anyway. The last time I did a red, white and blue challenge I used regal rose, soft sky and so saffron.
This time I said a little closer to the challenge with real red, brilliant blue and whisper white.
The DSP is from the prinnts pack. I cut it with my oval nesties and put each layer on the cover on dimensionals.
The real red layer, I scalloped with my corner rounder. Finally I used red striped ribbon.
The mailbox is from Target.

Check out the great stuff the DT created, great ideas to get you ready for the 4th.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Sugar Nellie

Hope everyone is enjoying a fun summer week!! Katharina, a fellow blogger and friend, has a great challenge on her blog this week called YAOB(your artwork on my blog). You have to use one of her fantabulous sketches with a sugar nellie image as the focal point to win a sugar nellie stamp.
This little guy is one of 2 sugar nellie images I received in an image swap. I thought since it's now officially summer, this one would be perfect!!
I colored him in using reinkers(soft sky, blue bayou and creamy caramel). I then used an older SU set, sparkling summer, for the background on the soft sky layer and the beach ball, which is also on a dimensional and has crystal effects and dazz. diamonds.
I used my cuttlebug on the kraft layer for the circles and edging.
The sentiment is from one of a kind.
Finally I did a bit of doodling around the edge.
Be sure to check out Katharina's blog, it's amazing:)

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Sketch Something #2

Well It's Friday again and that means another challenge at Stamp Something!!! This week Emily, a super talented DT member, created a sketch!!

This is my sample of sketching something #2.

It's a welcome baby card for my new niece, Cora. I used the stork from the retired SU set, buggies and booties (I think if I only had one baby set, this would be it..I just love it!!) I colored the stork with my watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. I took a few liberties with colors which normally wouldn't be a big deal, but my SIL studies birds for a living. I'm sure she's seen a stork with apricot legs and a baby in it's beak!!!:)
I used sage shadow, close to cocoa and vanilla as the color combo. It was on SCS a few weeks ago and I though it was beautiful. I rounded the corners of all the layers to make it a little "girlier." And finished it off with some chocolate chip twill.
The sentiment is from Fancy FP, it was out and is so pretty, so I had too!!! I also used my swiss dots CB folder on the larger vanilla layer. And sponged the smaller vanilla layer with sage shadow.

Hope to see you over at stamp something, as always there is some super blog candy up for grabs!!

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Some HUGE news and a Graduation!!

First of all, I'm an aunt Woo Hoo!! My sister in law had her baby girl, Cora, Wednesday am at 6:00. We are very excited to meet her, get ready for some baby posts!!

I can't believe my little one is graduating from preschool today!! It snuck up on me a bit so I was a little limited in gift choices for her teachers. So I decided to make altered clipboards.

I used DSP and die cuts from SU's creative license SSK, a hostess kit from the FW 2007 catty. I saw it used on a school page on a blog somewhere and thought it was a great idea. And I had all the materials on hand. I covered the kids' picture, but boy are they a bunch of cuties!! It is from a class trip to the farm where we picked pumkins and apples. The pumpkins and hay in the photo look great with the pumpkin pie mat.
I used retired whimsical alphabet for the letters. I added ribbon to the clip and now I think I may add more!!
I made simple 3x3 notcard to go with them, but they are packaged already ooops!

Also, today's the last day to stamp something monochromatic, so be sure to join in the challenge for some blog candy!!

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. It is actually raining here still. Great for my new flowers!!! Saves me from watering!

Well I had a chance to play since I didn't need to water the plants so I chose to do Beate's weekend sketch. I ended up flipping it around to make it work with the gorgeous hydrangea from bloomin beautiful. I also used the afternoon tea paper and chocolate chip twill from the occasions mini to finish out the card.

I added the sentiment from fancy flexible phrases retired SU. That is one set I'm happy I bought before it retired, I love it!!!

I also used my nesties and swiss dots CB folder. The main image is raised on dimensionals.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Stamp Something with one color...

Yesterday I did a challenge card with just white. Today for the Stamp Something Challenge, I had to create a card that was white and one other color. The name of the challenge... something monochromatic.

So for my color I chose purple, specifically amethyst and eggplant from SU and for my neutral I stuck with whisper white. I ran the amethyst layer through my CB with my rectangle nestability to get the scalloped edge.(Wouldn't it be great if nestabilities were in the next SU idea book on Aug. 11, a girl can dream...)

I didn't really have a choice on the neutral once I decided to use this adorable hippo from Gina K because I received this image from a blogging friend, so all I had to do was color her in with my watercolor crayons.

I placed the balloons(colored with markers) on dimensionals and added silver cord(SU) for the strings. I gave the balloons and the hippo's feet a liitle something extra by adding some sparkle.

Finally I added a little doodle with my black marker and a few dew drops.

Now it's your turn pick a color and have fun!!! Be sure to link your creation to Stamp something so you can be entered to win some fab blog candy!!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

All white entry

I made this card for a blog candy entry for my SBS3 sister, Deb. She has a great blog!! Her contest is to create a card that is all white!! Luckily she provided some fabulous samples so we could see what she meant.
So there's no stamping on this one!! I used whisper white cardstock with my swiss dots and stylized flowers CB folders. Tied a piece of white grosgrain ribbon and added some flowers and pearls from the pretties kit. Super easy!!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

2 posts in one day!!!!

So when it gets warm, you play outside, kids nap and there's no inside mess to clean.... sooooo I decided to stamp!!! It feels great!! I decided I'd better make the most out of my "free" time and combine 2 challenges into one card. I used the sketch from Alex's, my fellow DT member, blog. She's offering some fantastic candy along with this great sketch!! And cute card Thursday's challenge, a christmas card.
I used SU's retired wintergreen DSP for the snowflake background. I then brought out the greatest little truck from loads of love. I paper pieced the truck with wintergreen DSP and popped it, the sentiment and one little tree up on dimensionals.
I'm going to try to squeak one more card in or eat lunch haven't decided yet!!

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Featured Stamper

Last Sunday's featured stamper on SCS (FS69) was my SBS3 sister, Maren from Zany not crazy known as MMBC on SCS. If you haven't visited her blog yet, you have to!!! She's an amazing stamper and super blogger. There are always new projects to check out with great ideas!!

So I cased her card seen here for a workshop I had on Friday with 16 fabulously talented ladies!!
Here's my case------->
I needed something simple because 16 is a large number, yet something great because over half the ladies are experienced stampers, so this card was perfect! So, my talented group then cased my case to come up with 16 new ideas (I showed them the sample, gave them the materials and they were off!!)!! I told them next time I'm bringing the camera!!

So I decided to make another card casing the favorite elements from my gals and added a rhinestone brad, guava stitched ribbon and dimensionals.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Shower thank you

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! It was super hot here!! Here's a quick post of the tank you notes I did for my SIL's baby shower. I think they actually qualify for Stamp Something's wild challenge too!!!

I used a bunch of my new fun nestabilities and my swiss dots cuttlebug folder, everything else is SU. I stayed with the guava, blush, river rock combo from the invites.

This is a great layout for making a bunch of quick cards and can be used with such a variety of stamps too.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Something Wild

Things are wild over at stamp something!!
This week we are featuring Layers of Color with Laura as our guest designer. The theme for the week is to do something in the wild. I used Under the sea by layers of color. What a great set, I fell in love with this little puffer fish and just had to use him!!
I used tiny bubbles CB folder for my soft sky layer. And I paper pierced along the edges.
The sentiment is from last years sale-a-bration set, very punny.
I finished off the seaweed with some rhinestone brads for a little sparkle.
Be sure to link to stamp something so you can be entered to win this fabulous set!!
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Jo!!

This is the card I made for Jo from only Joking for her birthday blog candy. She wanted a pink card. So I used pretty in pink and pretty in pink DSP for the base. I used my coluzzle since it was out from the stamp something challenge for the ovals. I used one of my Tilda images that I thought would look cute for a birthday card and colored her in with my aquapainter and ink refills. I then used the sentiment from short and sweet in close to cocoa. That great ribbon I actually found at Target and had to have it!!
Happy Birthday Jo!!
If you haven't yet, check out Jo's blog and wish her a happy day:)

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Layers of Color....

Happy Monday everyone!! Can you believe it's June already! Where does the time go??? Well if you have some time check out this great, brand-new, on-line stamp boutique called Layers of Color. Here's a bit about them from the site.....

We're an online Art Stamp Boutique where stampers can find unique art stamp products and be inspired by fresh out-of-the-box ideas.
Now Open for Business!
Our newest art stamps are now available - exclusively online here at Layers of Color. Imagine strolling through a warm, welcoming family-run shop where layers of color and fresh design excite your creativity… This is what we desire to offer to you here.
All of our designs are carefully and lovingly hand-drawn by the

The artist is Laura Kirste Campbell and she has generously donated one of her new sets to us at STAMP SOMETHING to use as blog candy and inspiration for our next challenge.

Love all her sets?? Head over to the boutique where Laura's offering buy 3 get 1 FREE!!

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