Saturday, February 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Turtle

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I am looking forward to a night of quiet stamping after the girls go to bed since my husband is working. This is a card I started the other day and was finally able to finish this afternoon. It is my entry for the Cute card Thursday animal challenge as well as the Copic Colours Challenge blog. I was a few numbers off on the copics but close enough I think! The sketch is from last week's sketch Saturday sketch. I used Copics B05, 06 for the water and G21, 28 for the turtle. His little tongue is R05. The DSP is from this year's SAB as is the celery twill tape. The turtle and sentiment are both Whimsy Stamps. Be sure to check out the sale they have going on! If all goes well and the girls go to sleep on time and I don't get sucked into Facebook, I'll have more to post later:)

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Something cold and wintry...

Happy Friday everyone!! We are hosting a wintry challenge over on Stamp Something in hopes of ushering out winter and bringing in spring. We are excited to be sponsored by whimsy stamps this week and our winner can win a 20$ gift cert.!!

I chose this super cute whimsy image for my card. I colored this funny bunny in with copics. I added some glitter to the snow and snowman, which did not photo all that well. The paper is ski slope from SU. The sentiment is whimsy as well.

I also wanted to treat you all to a couple of whimsy sneak peeks. These are 2 of the stamps from Whimsy's spring release. Rainy Day Emma and Baseball Connor. How cute are they?? To make room for these little cuties, Denise is offering some great sales on her winter line. So head on over and take advantage of some great deals! There's also a DT call in progress for Whimsy, check out the site for details.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge

Hello, quick post this am. Here's the card I made for the Whiff of Joy Sketch Challenge. I used this sweet image Denise gave to me. Thanks Denise LOVE it!!! I colored her using my copics and used some fabulous new SU textured designer paper!! I also used my sizzix scribbles swirl, I can not get enough of that!!! Finally I added some chocolate chip corduroy buttons! The sentiment is from Best yet a retired SU hostess set. I also added a bit of crystal effects to the rain drops.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #4

Here it is another Monday!! I'm so excited February is coming to end, which means spring is almost here!!! This is a springy card I made for the sugar bowl's fourth challenge. The guidelines were to only use 1 piece of patterned paper. Well I used one piece, I just cut it a few times. I think that still follows the rules though:) I used the strawberry tea sugar nellie. I received this image from Tracey, thanks again Tracey!!!!! I used my K & Company papers along with kiwi kiss and barely banana. I did a bunch of cuttlebugging and I just had to add a prima!!! The ribbon is the satin kiwi kiss through two jumbo eyelets. And i colored her in with my new copics, a few old ones as well:) Enjoy the rest of your night!

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Signs of Spring and a sketch

Happy Sunday, hope everyone is having a great weekend. I am currently on a 5 hour trip home from visiting family. Here's is a quick belated birthday card I made. I used the sketch from A spoonful of sugar challenge blog. I also took the theme of signs of spring from cute card Thursday. The image is from Whimsy Stamps as is the sentiment. And he is colored in using my copics, I also added a cute little prima. See you all tomorrow:)
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Friday, February 20, 2009

3D Somethings

The challenge this week at Stamp Something is hosted by Alex, one of our DT members. The challenge is to create something in 3D. I decided to tackle a 3D card. I chose knight Connor from Whimsy stamps as my main image. I then added his shield, sword and horse head all in 3D. They are all colored in with copics, and my brand new copics at that!! Can't wait to play more with those! The papers are SU urban garden and it is finished with pieces from silver HPH. Head on over to Stamp Something to see what the rest of the team created.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Last Valentine!!!

Here it is my last valentine of the year!!! I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for the layout. It's one I'll definitely use again!!! I used pajama time Emma from whimsy stamps. I stamped her on the WW card stock then paper pieced her jammies from candy lane paper. The rest of her is colored with copics. I added some of my new primas!!!!!! with adhesive rhinestone centers. The sentiment is from the SU set short and sweet. I also used by swirls CB folder on the pink pirouette layer. Now that valentine's are complete, bring on spring!!!!!!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, WOJ Challenge

Hope everyone had a great day. Late post today as I had to work this am and then the rest of the day just disappeared!! This is a card I made for the Whiff of Joy Challenge. It was a recipe challenge to include 3 designer papers, 2 flowers and 1 brad and of course a Whiff of Joy image. I used tons of new goodies on this one. I used K & Company papers, ribbon and fabric brad. The greenish designer paper is punched with my new SU eyelet punch. Then, Melinda's pants and the flower centers are my new adhesive rhinestones. The sentiment is SU and she is colored with copics. Oh and I added some stickles on her wings. This card is for my friend's birthday which was Sunday, better late than never!!!!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Another Valentine!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine's Day. I finished my valentine's(finally) on Saturday, still haven't mailed them due to the holiday today, but oh well!!! This is one I made for a little valentine boy I know. I used the sketch from Friday's Sketchers for this one. It calls for an oval, but I used a rectangle so I could fit the entire image. This is Knight Connor from Whimsy Stamps, I colored him using my Copics. Instead of flowers indicated in the sketch, I used stars, they seemed more "boyish." One more Valentine to post tomorrow, then I am starting spring cards!!!!!! WooHoo! Enjoy the rest of your day:)
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Something Chocolate...........

In honor of Valentine's, we at Stamp Something thought something Chocolate was in order!! It can be a project for chocolate, with chocolate paper or whatever. Now when I think chocolate I immediately think chocolate moose(yes, spelt like that). We have a store, The Chocolate Moose, a few miles away that carries AMAZING goodies. Huge chocolate and caramel covered apples for one. Anyway, little story...... my husband took my daughter there(3 1/2) to pick out a treat while they waited for an oil change at the car place next door. So what does she pick.....a 7in stuffed beaver with a tiny bag of butter mints. Well now over a year later that beaver, Choppy, comes everywhere with us. (See photo) So I couldn't help it, I had to do a chocolate Moose card this week in honor of Choppy's roots. I used some super yummy chocolate satin ribbon from my stash along with a new chocolate corduroy button!! The moose and sentiment are both Whimsy Stamps. Be sure to pop over to Stamp Something to see what other yummy treats are there!!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whiff of Joy Release......

Hi All-- Whiff of Joy is releasing some fantastic new stamps on Feb 14th. Head on over to the amazingly talented Katharina's blog for all the details and a few sneak peeks. Here's a card SHE made, not me, Katharina, with the new pricess Charlotte. Super cute huh???

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A challenge for you......

Where is this week going?? I can not believe it's Wednesday already!! A few days closer to Spring anyhow so woohoo for that! Anyway I had sometime to make a card so I thought I'd combine a few challenges. Have you ever had one of those cards that just kept giving you trouble??? Well this is my trouble card, I think it had a mind of it's own!!! And it wore off on my camera which is now doing strange things too(although I think that may have more to do with the fact that a certain small someone was playing with the camera yesterday hmmmmm).

Anyway on to the card!!! I knew I wanted to ink up my new Narwhal Whale stamp from Whimsy and try out the new Copic Color Challenge. I used BV00 and B91 and B93 since I didn't have the exact colors from the challenge. I also decided to use the fun sketch from Sketch and Stash. I turned it on its side to work with the image and added a black rectangle under the image. I added a scribble swirls sizzlit which along with the swirls CB background and doodles along the edge of the oval qualify the card for A spoonful of Sugar's Doodle challenge as well. I used some retired Almost Amethyst prints paper, my filigree brads, and some silver HPH.
We are working on a big pile of Princess Valentine's today, so hopefully that will go smoothly and I can stamp for fun afterwards!!!

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Sketch Saturday and Dutch Dare Valentine

Happy Monday all!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a fun-filled, but busy weekend over here. Here is a card I did for the sketch Saturday sketch, sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and design by my fellow Whimsy DT member, Jeanette. I also used the dutch dare challenge of a valentine's card without pink or red. The 3 metal brads also qualify this one for the cute card Thursday metal challenge! I don't know about you, but I love challenge blogs!!! This stamp is from Whimsy and I just think it's so cute!!! I colored these little guys with my copics. The designer paper is from K & Company as is the fabric brad. I ran the basic gray piece of CS through my CB using the birds and swirls folder and the Whisper white layer used Swiss dots. Be sure to check out the sketch for your chance to win some whimsy stamps!!
Also head over to Denise's blog if you're interested in an image swap. Group 3 is now open with 2 whiff of joy images available, and we'd love to fill it up with other great images.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #3

I was able to sneak in some stamping today!!
This week's Sugar Bowl Challenge is Love and Romance. So I used this adorable Sugar Nellie given to me by Tracey. Thanks Tracey!!!! I used SU candy lane papers and my heart punch. I also added a few jumbo brads. She is colored with some Copics and sitting on a strip of Close to Cocoa that went thru my swiss dots folder. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Smething for my valentine

We are celebrating valentine's day a little early over at stamp something. Pop on over to see some fabulous Valentine's ideas from the DT. We are excited to be sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week and have 2 new WoJ stamps as blog candy!!
I used Melinda blowing kisses from WoJ for my card. The paper is candy lane from SU which has all my current fav colors. The sentiment is a 1$ stamp from my LSS. I was excited when I found it because I didn't really have a "valentine" in a font I liked, and for 1$!!!
I also added some hearts from the SU heart punch and some red riding hood taffeta ribbon.

Have a great weekend!! I'm working on Saturday and have a Christening on Sunday so no stamping for me until Monday, see you then!!

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine's treat

Here's a little treat box I did for a workshop last night. It uses baroque motifs and love you much for stamp sets. And red riding hood, pink pirouette and candy lane for cardstock. The love has been covered with crystal effects and dazzling diamonds. This is a one sheet wonder box. One sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 not cutting involved, a little tricky paper folding, but no cutting!!!
It also qualifies for papertake's hearts and flowers challenge andour creative corner's heart challenge. It also is my entry for the papertrey it's in the bag challenge!
Also head on over to Denise's blog, she's hosting an image swap. So far there are whimsy, Whiff of Joy, sugar nellie, stampin up, magnolia and dog gone stamp images available!!!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Pajama Time!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the superbowl or at least the commercials, well maybe just the snacks!! I received a bunch of new whimsy stamps over the weekend. I wasn't allowed to do anything until I stamped my daughter some Emmas to color so I stamped one for myself as well. So here's pajama time Emma. Isn't she the cutest!!! I followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers and used my more paper from my retail therapy the other day. This paper is from making memories. I paired it with taken with teal(yes really I used taken with teal, I think for the 1st time ever!!!) It just matched so well, I had too!! I also used Sahara sand, which I ran thru my CB first. I added some felt flower, a scribble swirl and a whimsy sentiment and that's it. Be sure to pop over to Whimsy to check out the rest of their new releases.
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