29 Feb 2008
You can check out the post about her sketch here!
And I seem to be in a creating mood lately, so I thought GO FOR IT LUCKY!!
I have some Magnolia stamps that haven't been inked up so I thought I would use the baby Tilda for this sketch! She seems to fit in with the proportions.
I basically just used Basic Grey Blush paper and followed the sketch.
Really, there is not much too it. The most grinding part for me is to find the right paper! I pull out paper and put back paper and cut up paper and get out more paper and, well, you get the drift!!
Today, I got out my Basic Grey paper and said "THIS is the paper" and it was!!
I used my copics to colour the little baby in and then my copic glitter pen which makes the coolest glitter possible - really!! to do her wings. I did a bit of paper piercing at the top right hand and added some Heidi Swapp Icee small flower jewels.
Edited to add: I can't believe that I forgot to mention my new Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder that I used on the circle!! (this is me, smacking myself on the head!!)
She is pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself!!
one flower stamp (sentiment optional)
No designer paper
No background stamps
No Rub-ons ... except for sentiments
I may have stretched it a little by using the leaf stamp but I forgot until it was too late!
On Heather Nichols blog, Pine is Here, she had a post about making old things new again.....She had brought out her Twinkling H2O paints and an old stamp set and made a beautiful creation. Check it out here!!
So, since I do not usually try NEW things, I decided to try an OLD thing....
I dusted off my Stargazer watercolors, a set of sparkly, twinkly paints that cost me $31.25 (the price is still on it!) and proceeded to wet them up.
I also used Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms but I selected a different flower.
The colours I used were meteor copper for the flower, nebula green for the leaves and anteres orange for the middle of the flower.
Okay, I don't know about you but I really wonder if those are real words or not.....I guess meteor is......I had to write them down because I would NEVER remember them when I went to post!!
I stamped them on photo paper so I would get a REALLY good shine, and you can see by the photo that, oh yeh, I got shine!!
When I had it all stamped, I trimmed it down so I could get the look I wanted. Then I layered it on some DCWV mat stack paper, tied an Offray ribbon around it and stamped my sentiment.
The sentiment is also a Papertrey Ink stamp from the Faux Ribbon stamp set.
So hopefully this will help someone get well soon!!
I added a May Arts ribbon and a BIG BUTTON from MM 5th avenue collection!! That is a cute box of paper flowers and embossed felt flowers and big, little and teeny tiny buttons!!
28 Feb 2008
Well, I come up with the MOTHER song!! Not the mother of all songs......just the mother song!
You know the one - The Mother's Day song
M -is for the million things she gives me
O -means only that she's soft to hold
T -for the things she tries to teach me
H -is for her heart of purest gold
E -for her eyes with love light shining
R -means right and right she'll always be
Put them all together they spell Mottttthhhher, (I'm singing here)
A word that means the world to me.
I wanted to use the new Women of Life stamp set from Papertrey Ink so that is why I used THAT song!!
I stamped the stems from the stamp set first, in Spring Moss Palette Ink on Spring Moss cardstock, then the centers of the flowers in Aqua Mist.
I used my glue pen to colour over the Aqua Mist and then sprinkled green and blue glitter on top to make the centers so sweet and shhhparkly!!
I tied the spring moss polka dot ribbon around and stamped Happy Birthday on the bottom and then took the MOM stamp and stamped that on top.
The set comes with all sorts of ladies "names" Aunt, Grandmother, Sister, Mom, Mother, in-law, Daughter. And then also Thank you, Happy Birthday and so much more!! Well you can see it for yourself here.
I like it and I love this stamp set and the Perfect Match line that they have going on!!
27 Feb 2008
26 Feb 2008
I stamped the image on the River Rock paper and mounted it on black and then mounted that whole thing on the Ginger Blossoms paper.
No excuses, because all I did was fall asleep on the couch after supper, and when I woke up my neck was stiff and I had drool happenin'.......then I continued in bed....
I did finish this card yesterday AFTER I got back from The Town Scrapper, who by-the-way has new stamps, had new stamps and is getting a new supply of new stamps in - oh my! and oh great!
They fly off the shelves as quick as they come in!!
I was soooo good yesterday but I can't say the same thing for Marcie!! She bought a new MFT set.......I can't tell you which one....you will have to go over and check!! I don't know if she has inked them up yet but she is NOT a hoarder like me!! haha!! she uses her stuff!
Marcie also has a great post on the auction that we went to on Saturday! She can explain it better and she has a little story about the "eff" word that was happenin' !!
All I can say if that women get VERY passionate about their scrapping purchases!! ROFL!! We ended up getting 12 sheets of beautiful SEI paper for about $300!! BUT - it is not as bad as it sounds!!
Okay, the card!! Of course this is from Stamping Bella - she has more than just Bella's believe it or not!!
This cute little girl was inspired by AmyR on her post here and it is a match to my previous post with the little boy. How sweet is she!I have a thousand loads of laundry to do.....NO math class today - -so no reason why I can't do it - unless I get downstairs in THAT ROOM and forget about it *wink*.....
The weather is atrocious!! Buses are cancelled and it is snowing to beat the band! I don't know what that saying really means but it is snooowwwwing!
25 Feb 2008
23 Feb 2008
I chose to do some funky flowers and used some leftover Love, Elsie chipboard flowers that I had "hanging" around.
And yes, they were hanging - on my Clip-It storage system!
I keep forgetting to look through that thing even though it sits - sometimes in the way - right on top of my stamping area so I won't forget!!
Age takes care of a lot of things, as they say - memory being one of them!! LOL!
Just kind of a funky card with a pot of flowers! The pot is from My Favorite Things "Build a Bouquet" stamp set and I stamped it and stamped it again, cut it out and popped it up on the card.
Then I just added Love Elsie's chipboard flowers willy-nilly on the paper.
I brought it all together with the little teeny flower from the Build a Bouquet stamp set and added some stems with my copic marker.
The patterned paper is Basic Grey Lily Kate and the turquoise background is from Basic Grey Phoebe. Bsic Grey paper is so cool because you can interchange the paper from almost all of the paper packs!!
Well, I am heading over to a stamp auction today at Scrapbook Studio in Hyde Park! So cool!!
The idea is, that any money you have spent at Scrapbook Studio this past few months is worth the same amount of money at the auction. So if I had bought $200 worth of paper etc, then I have $200 to spend at the auction!
The articles they are auctioning are all the NEW stuff from CHA when they were there a couple of weeks ago!! So I get a chance to "buy" some new stuff before it is even available to the public!! How cool is that!!??
I think I should go early so I can spend more money so I have more money to bid!!
22 Feb 2008
21 Feb 2008
I thought what the heck, I'll try it! There are no prizes or anything, it is just a sketch for you to try!
So here is my card......with a LOT of shadows! I must have taken it during the eclipse- yeh right...!! Did you see it! ??
It was pretty cool....the moon was kind of a so orangey funky misty sorta colour - I wonder if Stamping Up carries that?? ROFL!!
They do have so many pretty colours - did I tell you I ordered a BUNCH of paper from them?? Them being Kraftin' Kimmie! I went in on a share with DD Marcie - really, that is the way to do it! You can then split the colours -and the cost-- fabulous!
Back to the card!! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Spiral Bouquet stamp set. I love the combination of the big and little print! and it is such an elegant font!
The flourish is from Technique Tuesday's Flourishes, which I bought when I FIRST started stamping - one of my very first acrylic sets. However I must say, that if I had seen the flourishes over on Flourishes, I would have bought them first!! They are so beautiful!! (and cheaper-even better)
The paper on the top is from Basic Grey Perhaps and the paper on the bottom is a pretty little spring paper from Imaginisce called For Peep's Sake. It has a little bit of sparkle and shine!!
Of course, the ribbon is Offray! and the flowers are Queen & Co. acrylic flowers and then some brads and eyelets from somewhere?? - my stock pile!
Anyway, I am posting this in between making supper and looking after little Jake! He is here today!! YAY!!
He goes around saying "Rothie-othy-othy!!" and then Rosie comes running with her ball to play!! and Jake throws it (sort of) and Rothie, I mean Rosie, catches it again.....! It is sooooo funny!!
Jake finally has stopped trying to eat the ball before throwing it-which is totally great!
LUCKY, LUCKY ME!!!
20 Feb 2008
So this is the stamp and the note card, which is a kraft colour (it always photographs a lot more yellow than it really is-drat!!) and I have added some bling-not the bling that was included-but bling nevertheless!
I was kind of disappointed in the stamp, because the image it stamps was very fuzzy. No matter what I did, or what ink I used, it was fuzzy!
So I got examining the rubber, and it was intentionally fuzzy! DUH! I supposed it is a distressed look but I didn't care for it, because you can see that it does not stamp a crisp image.
I felt that I had to colour over the birds with black pen and the sentiment also.
I traced the flowers and background leaves with my Sakura glitter pen and then added the green "Verve Visual" bling to the middle of the flowers and the three "blings" at the top of the card.
The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and I have done some faux stitching around that paper.
It is kind of pretty, but like I say I was so disappointed because I had such high hopes for this stamp!! *stamping foot poutingly*!!
19 Feb 2008
I found this over on Betsy's Bit o' Heaven and I thought it would be fun!!
I would definitely agree that I look like Halle, Michelle, Angelina (although maybe not THAT picture!!LOL!) and Jennifer ---hahaha!!
But it is probably more like Liza.......now I am not sure why Donovan Bailey is there....but he is a Canadian (at least I think he is) so maybe that is why...!!
Edited to add: I forgot to tell you that Al Roker was also one of the celebrities, but I chose not to pick him.......ROTFL!!
If you want to try it click on the right bottom side where it says "want one too?" and then click on the left side of the page where it says collage!
Kind of fun!!
Math class for Holly today, so nothing too much got accomplished in the stamping department but I will be posting some things tomorrow!!
18 Feb 2008
17 Feb 2008
16 Feb 2008
What Bonnie Means
You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.
You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.
Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
I have always really like this image, but I could never figure out how to use it! I say that alot, I know!!
It seems you have to figure out the right layout for your stamps....then the possibilities are endless!!
The image stamp is from American Artstamp and is called "Easter Bonnet". I got her at the Paper Pickle for free before Christmas since I spent sooooo much!! man......
I coloured her with my copics and lightly sponged around the edges of the scallops with lime green ink.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's stamp set "Limitless Labels"
I added two little blings from Verve Visual and set her up on the designer paper.
The dotted background paper is Dream Street Papers, the striped DP is Basic Grey Gypsy and the ribbon is Offray.
Thanks for looking!
I have a lot of them that I need to use up....but they are so fun to have when you need a quick card!!
I believe it is a Stamping Up image but not sure......sorry!
I used DCWV Black and White paper stack for my designer paper, black cardstock and yellow cardstock.
I used my corner rounder to make the scallops in the yellow paper - I love doing that!!
Ribbon is Offray and brads are MM!
Thanks for stopping by!
15 Feb 2008
It is just so weird to just stand there and look at ALL the pretty paper and stamps (and I DO have a lot-it's a sickness, I know)and not have a clue what to do with it......it's nuts.....
Anyway, I had ordered 100 (yep) coasters from Scrappin' Great Deals and they showed up today - man she IS fast because I put my order in on Tuesday night and it was in my mailbox today!
Very sweet comments, thank you, but I just haven't been feeling it....soooo, my answer to that is to case some cards until it comes back with such a VENGEANCE!!!! haha!
Here are a couple of cards that I cased from Nichole Heady's gallery, done by Nichole herself. You can see her card here.
This first card I sponged with Brilliance Green ink and used Papertrey Ink's Papertray stamp set. The little flower is GREEN, the same colour as the ink, but naturally, that won't show up properly on the screen!! I just attached it with a turquoise brad.
The second card is basically the same except I used the Happy Birthday from Limitless Labels stamp set.
On both cards I used my Crop-a-dile to emboss some dots, but I do believe that I pressed too hard.......or maybe there is only one setting for pressing.....I am still trying to get used to that crazy thing!
It really looks like something hubby should have down in his shop!! LOL!
And of course, now they have the Big Bite, which Scrappin' Great Deals offers, and it goes in even farther to your card.....so many options!!!
Were you out to the Papertrey Ink release last night?! WOW!! The site crashed right at the beginning so we all hopped over to Splitcoast Stampers and had a little "party" on their site!!
The new stamp sets are fabulous, a long with paper and ribbon and ink oh my!! I maybe able to show you some in a couple of weeks. My budget is absolutely (word of the year) busted!!
14 Feb 2008
13 Feb 2008
It is soooo simple to do, especially when everything is precut, pre counted and they give you the directions to boot!
Marcie called and said that I had won a challenge of Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner!! so I went over and checked - not that I didn't believe her but I had to see if for myself!! LOL!
And yessireeeee I did........right there in print!......naturally, it was the one I was sort of embarrassed about - isn't that the way. But someone told me we are our own worst critics. Well, my goodness, I hope there is no one worse than me to pick apart......I mean - criticize my work!! Yikes!!
I will have a couple of cards shortly......I just have to figure out whether to use peach or white!!
Hubby caught some fish this morning when he was ice fishing (silly boy....so cold) so I don't have to make supper!!
12 Feb 2008
To clarify - I called Gina K Designs, left a message, and Gina called me back.....that makes more sense! I am calming down now...
Okay, so it wasn't about being a guest designer or anything.......
But how nice is that! I called the number to see if I could register for her Copic ciao club and Gina K herself called me!
And, naturally, of course, I was a blithering idiot.....actually, I don't think I said much of anything.
Just "me speaking" "yes, I did" "Oh! thank you!" "Nice talking to you""bye".......I'm a fool.
I came across cute, VERY new blog yesterday! it's called Card Makin' Chaos and it is run by the sweetest and cutest young woman!!!
She has fabulous cards and did I say she was cute? Actually, she is quite beautiful and I am told she looks ALOT like her mother!!
You guessed it, she is my daughter Marcie!! Go and check out her blog!!
I got the most awesomest award yesterday from Kraftin' Kimmie!!
It is a "You Cheer Me Up" Award!! How cool is that?!!
Hubby says "oh yeh?"
He says that is kind of unbelievable...and then he giggled....yes, my hubby giggles.......what a goof!
So now I will nominate someone who ALWAYS makes me smile with her blog and that is Betsy at "Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun, Fun, Fun!!!" Even her blog name makes me smile!!
Off to math class today....
11 Feb 2008
Dry the dishes,
Turn the dishes,
Now, I am NOT one to try new things but I think I should try to go out of the box (cripe-I altered something didn't I?!!)
9 Feb 2008
Yes, I finally altered a tin! I don't know why I was kicking up such a fuss!! It wasn't that bad....I only did a little itty bitty one.....the pop-top one.
I did this tin for Kraftin' Kimmie's Celebration Challenge. This is actually the first of six challenges. I went into this one kicking and screaming like a little baby!! LOL!
I just surrounded the tin with Webster's designer paper and then wrapped some offray ribbon around the top.
I stamped Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms on white cardstock in Versamagic chalk ink - tea rose, sage and pine cone and cut out the flowers and LAYERED them up! LOTS of layers!!
I popped up the layers around the tin and then on the lid I just used a Prima flower layered with other primas and added a heart brad in the center! Pretty easy!
Although when I was done I forgot about the pull top.....so I guess they will have to remove the flower to get into it. There are M&M breast cancer chocolate covered nuts in it! YUMMY!!
I wasn't even able to nibble, because I gave up candy for Lent! I wondered if candy was just wrapped candy, or jelly beans, or if I should get that technical ---but I guess candy is candy and that really includes chocolate!!
It is not so bad really. During the MFT release on Wednesday night. one girl was giving up stamping!!! What a strong woman she is!!
Well, thank goodness I finished this challenge! I feel better about it too!
NOT SO BAD LUCKY!!
8 Feb 2008
I made this for Kraftin' Kimmie's Celebration Challenge #4 - to make a lovey dovey card!
The designer paper is by Fancy Pants Sweet Pea collection - beautiful paper that I got at Scrapbook Studio in London. They have a fabulous store with sooooo much selection - if you get my drift!! *groan....
The cardstock is Papertrey Ink white cardstock - so heavy and just perfect for card bases.
The dark pink paper is Worldwin cardstock which I purchased at The Paper Pickle. They too have a great selection of stamps, paper --younameittheyvegotit!! sort of store! *double groan.....
I added brads by Making Memories and Offray white ribbon.
I stamped, cut out and popped up the heart because I mucked up the original heart! Isn't that great - there is usually a way to save a card through different techniques!!
On the 8th of every month you choose a verse and get stamping! Then we post our creation on the project page at Splitcoast Stampers.
7 Feb 2008
This card is double duty - the Sketch Challenge and the Ways To Use It Challenge.
The stamp set I used is from My Favorite Things - Punny Farm. I chose the chickens today. I can't believe that this is the first time I have inked up those chickens!! I mean, I work in a hen house for goodness sakes! you think that would be the first thing I would reach for!!
The Ways to Use challenge today was to use dots!! Dots in your embellishments, make a dotted background, stamps that are dots!! anything that has to do with dots.
I love this challenge because I love dots.....so I chose some polka dotted Offray ribbon and a polka dotted photo corner! Cute, don't you think??!
Marcie had left some patterned paper here, so I grabbed that and worked it into my card, so I am not sure what the make is....sorry about that....
I did some faux stitching around the edges of all the layers with my black ziggy pen.....it does such a nice precise job. I coloured the hens with my copics and then sponged a bit of blue and brown for sky and the ground!
My poor Schnauzer Rosie has been soooooo sick! When she peed on my carpet, she was NOT sick.....that was on purpose!
But last night she ate half a belt. Yep. My son went to put on his leather belt this morning and the buckle was chewed right off and there was only about 12" of belt left. Oh man, was she sick, literally! Lots and all day! Little pieces of leather throw-up all over the place. ugh. sorry.....
But poor thing...... tell me - when do they grow out of the "I see it, I chew it, I eat it stage"!!? She won't be two years old until August.
We live on a farm and we have had dogs all my married life (28 years)and NEVER have they ever gotten into so much MISCHIEF!!
That crazy Rosie.......she does seem to be feeling a bit better tonight.....hopefully leather is not toooo poisonous!
Well, off to bed for me. I'm Zonked!!
6 Feb 2008
5 Feb 2008
But today is math class day, so I wanted to put together a card rather quickly, because I won't get back in today most likely.
However, as all things go, believe it or not, this did not go quickly! I always think about it WAY too much, and then when it is done, I see something I should have/would have/could have done!!
For instance, now that I see it on the blog, I think the eyelet cream should be the awning and the stripes the other way around.......ugh... but if I did that I would have thought something else.....quichyerwhinin'!
I LOVE IT!! there.....
4 Feb 2008
This image is from a swap I did at Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers (2).
ETA: I saw this layout on Michelle Wooderson's blog, so I used it with a couple of changes - but not many :) - forgot to put that in my first post - check out her blog - unbelievabley cool!!
I say (2) because, last I saw, I think they were starting on their 13th sisterhood. It is GREAT, because besides the fact that your "sisters" come and read your blog, you get to know more people out in blogland and that is always good!!
I believe this image is from Stamping Up and one of my siestas sent it to me. I must admit, I didn't like this little guy at first......but he is tooo cute now that I got to know him!! LOL!!
The sentiment is from Verve Visual. I thought it would be PERFECT, "you're on my mind" - for an elephant!! I think they have new sets coming out tomorrow!! Check it out!
I even painted his little toenails.....maybe it is a she then LOL!!
I used daisy d's "Maybe Baby"paper that I got from All That Scraps! It is so cute with all its pinks and blues and baby papers and Valentine's papers!
The ribbon was white, so I had to colour it with my copics. That is so great to be able to do!! The ribbon becomes a little stiffer but not much and it only takes about 5 minutes to dry, if even that!!
The brads are Basic Grey's Two Scoops - YES!! brads to match!!
Designer calls at Verve Visual and Gina K......check their websites....it could be you!! or me!!