Friday, December 18, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

It's snowing here in Virginia! I love snow. It's a beautiful danger though. I've got a fire going and Dexter in the DVD player. The rest of my family are in North Carolina for the weekend. I elected to stay home with the furbabies. They're estimating 8 to 12 inches for our area and maybe a Thundersnow this evening! Thunder during snowfall? I've never experienced anything like that before. I've just got my fingers crossed that the power stays on.This card I made a few weeks ago, but am just getting a chance to post it. Cute Christmas kitty huh? I love High Hopes' images. I've got a few new ones on their way from 7 Kids. This one is called Meowy Christmas. I colored him with Copics and added Diamond Stickles to the fur trim of his hat. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Stocking Prints set. I stamped a Studio G snowflake watermark on the PTI Pure Poppy cardstock. The patterned paper is DCWV. All paper edges were inked with PTI's Dark Chocolate ink. I am entering this card in Moxie Fab World's All Creatures Great & Small challenge.

Well, that is all for me. I'm going to go watch Dexter and the snow continue to fall by the toasty fire. I hope you all are staying warm and if you have to go out in this kind of mess, please be careful. Take care and have a great weekend!

Friday, December 11, 2009

From Our House...

I just adore this little elf. Isn't he so cute? He is from Peachy Keen Stamps and is called Snickerdoodle Gift Elf. Be sure to check out their December Deals tab for their current specials. I colored him with Copics and then added gold Stickles to his hat's bell and diamond Stickles to the puffy areas on his jacket. The cardstock and patterned paper are both from DCWV. The buttons were in my stash.

I am entering this card in PaperPlay's Challenge #45. The theme this week is Movies & Books. Can ya guess what movie I drew inspiration from? One of my favorite (not just Holiday) movies - ELF! This card is also my entry for Stamp Something's challenge titled Winter Wonderland Somethings. Red and green, elves, gifts all remind me of this time of year. There are also snowflakes, albeit hard to see in this picture, in the patterned paper. Mr. Snickerdoodle is also bundled up pretty good too! Tomorrow, my former high school's football team is playing in the State Championships. Northside is the first team from our county to play for a state title since 1971. [That game in 1971 was actually the focus of the movie Remember the Titans and it was played here in Roanoke.] I was able to see just about every game so far this season. They are playing in Blacksburg at Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium! Pretty cool, huh! That is about 45 minutes from here so we'll be leaving at around 10 a.m. in order get a good seat and get ready for the noon kick-off. They are favored to win, but that is never a sure thing. They've worked so hard to get where they are and are on a 8 game winning streak. My fingers are crossed! Hope you all are staying warm and have a wonderful weekend. Ciao!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Deck The Halls

Can you believe December is here? 2009 is almost over. It's crazy how time flies. Christmas is just around the corner. I meant to post sooner. I actually have over 7 posts worth of cards to share. I swear, taking and editing the pictures are more of a chore to me than actually creating and posting. I finally took some time today and photographed a few. I'm sorry about the more-so than normal low-quality pictures. We haven't had a whole lot of sunshine here lately and that is always helpful, especially with ones taken indoors. I am entering this card in a number of challenges this week. Here's the list: I really like this color scheme - even for Christmas! The pattern paper is from last year's DCWV Christmas stack and the cardstock is Papertrey Ink's Smokey Shadow. Both the stocking image and sentiment are from PTI's Stocking Prints stamp set. The inks, also from PTI, are Raspberry Fizz and Smokey Shadow. I kept it all pretty simple and flat for easy mailing. I also made a set of 3x3 cards using the same stamp set and color scheme. I'll post them another time. Well, that is all for me. Tomorrow is Friday! Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Ciao!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ice Princess

Hope this post finds you all well on this November Tuesday. The weather here in Virginia is in the low 50s and there isn't a sight of the sun outside. Only clouds and grayness. Did you all check out all of the fab goodies Papertrey Ink released on Sunday? I placed my order yesterday. With my two Copic orders I wasn't able to order any new PTI last month. I picked up the Holiday button mix, White notepads, the new Background Basic: Diamonds, Giga Guidelines, and the new Terracotta Tile ink and cardstock. I can't wait for it all to arrive. Today's card I am entering for two challenge: Charisma Cardz #45: Merry & Bright and also Saturday Challenge's #58: Four Seasons. The stamp is from C.C. Design's Snowmen set. Isn't she cute? I colored her with Copics. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy and the paper is from K&Company's delicious Peppermint Twist stack. I stamped a Studio G snowflake in Versamark onto the Pure Poppy for a subtle background. I added Stickles to her skates' blades and beneath the Skittle in the center of the Prima flowers. I still need to decorate the inside, but I plan to keep it simple. Well, I best get up from here and get ready. I have a few errands to run. Have a pleasant day everyone! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Biking Angel

It's been over two months since my last post on here. Wow. I went through a major slump and lost all of my creative mojo. I tell ya what got me out of it too - Copics! About 2 weeks ago, I caved in and bought my first, about 12 or so. Loved 'em so much I placed another a week later. These markers are great and I really can see what everyone loves about them. I haven't quite gotten my blending down pat yet and I know it'll be a while before I work on my shading, but I love the results they give with just plain coloring. So fun! If you're on the fence or in the market for them, I highly recommend Oozak. They have the best prices I've seen and free (and fast) shipping on orders over $50.00. Make sure you register to see the lowest price. As soon as I got my first order I couldn't wait to get to work on an image. So for my first post back I'll be sharing my entry for this week's High Hopes Challenge. It is a fab sketch by DT member Lacey.
I found my new source for the adorable High Hopes stamps. 7 Kids has wonderful pricing and reasonable shipping too. This image is titled Lizabeth Biking Angel. Isn't she cute? I only have a limited number of Copics (about 32) so I have to choose my papers carefully. I know what I'll be asking for from Santa this year! Ha. The pattern papers are from K&Company's Citronella line. It has a lot of bright and fun papers. I added some Diamond Stickles to her wings for a little extra sparkle. Primas and skittles finish it all off. That is all for me for today. I photographed another card I finished today when I did this one so I hope to be back soon to share that with you all. I'm also off work tomorrow so hopefully I can get another card or two done. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Hi everyone! TGIF! Well - not so much for me as I'm working this weekend. I do hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend. Hopefully y'all won't be working! I picked up this stamp set at Michael's last week. I thought it was pretty cute and would be great for paper-piecing.

Stamps: Recollections (My Little Monsters)

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black

Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Kraft

Paper: K&Co Halloween mat-stack from last year

Other: dew drops, Nestabilities

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swimsuit Tilda

Hey everybody! I apologize for the lack of posting. I have been creating and my Google Reader is plum full of wonderful blogs that I greatly enjoy reading, but when it came to my blog I just lost interest. I'm still not entirely back into it, but I figured I could at least post my cards and their recipes even if I don't have much else to say. The card I have to share for this post I am entering in Cute Card Thursday's Challenge #74 - Lazy Days! All supplies used are listed below. I think this is one of my favorites cards I have created to date. I hope to start on some Christmas cards soon. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps: Magnolia (Summer kit)
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black
Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise
Paper: MM Chloe's Closet
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, blending stumps, odorless mineral spirits, Stickles, dew drops, Nestabilities

Monday, July 20, 2009

Berry Much

Where has July gone? I can't believe it's already the 20th. I truly meant to post again before today - more like last week! Life just seems to get in the way. This week is sure to be a busy one as well. We leave on Saturday for VEGA$! It seems like just the other day the countdown was at 50 days. Now we have only 5 sleeps to go. We'll be staying at the Flamingo as both my Mom and I got comp'd rooms for the week there. I'm so excited! We will arrive in Vegas around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night & we depart at midnight the following Friday. Six full days - this could be trouble! I'll be happy if I leave even or only down by half! LOL! Of course, it would be nice to come back ahead. :)
The card I have to share today took no time to make. It follows this week's Simon Says Challenge - Summer Fruits! The sketch is from a Papertake Weekly challenge a couple of weeks ago. All products used are from Papertrey Ink. The colors are Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, and New Leaf. I think they look good together - a nice cheery, summer combo. The strawberry image and sentiment are from the My Punny Valentine set. I'm happy with the final result and my next post will actually feature a card using the same sketch and set. I'm free the rest of the day so I hope to get another card or two complete. I will definitely post again before I leave for vacation. Hope you all have a fab week! Ciao!

Stamps: My Punny Valentine
Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Kraft
Ink: Berry Sorbet, New Leaf
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Other: Lemon Tart vintage buttons, Nestabilities

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Surfer Edwin

I can finally say I'm the owner of a Magnolia. I received the Summer kit last week and all of the images are so cute. Now, I just wish I had some Copics to color them. That'll be my next big item purchase. Maybe some time next month I can get my first set.

Doesn't Edwin make a cute surfer? I thought these papers from DCWV's Tahiti stack worked well with him. I colored him with the limited amount of Prismacolor pencils that I have. I'm not too happy with the finished image, but it'll have to do. The sketch used for the card was Pretties Weekly Challenge #58. I really like this sketch and plan to use it again. The full recipe is below. Sorry for the quick post. It's only 8:00 and I can barely hold my eyes open! That could be a good thing, though, as I have to be at work by 6:30 tomorrow morning! I should be back before the weekend with another post. I got two cards made last night using another sketch challenge. Ciao!

Stamps: Magnolia (Summer kit)
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, True Black (PTI)

Paper: DCWV Tahiti Stack

Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Smokey Shadow (PTI)

Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, blending stumps, odorless mineral spirits, Nestabilities, dew drops, sponge dauber

Monday, June 29, 2009

enjoy Life

Evening folks! Another week has begun. Luckily, I had today off. The weather was beautiful. Bright sunshine, blue skies, a few puffy clouds, and a nice slight breeze to keep it from feeling too hot. I had planned to get a card or two done today, but alas I have yet to follow through. I did get this card finished last night. When I received my latest PTI package, I noticed these three colors laying together and I liked how they looked so I thought I'd give it a try with a card. The layout is from Sunday Sketch & Stamp's Challenge #5. I definitely plan to save it and use again for future cards.All products used are from Papertrey Ink. The colors are Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow, and Vintage Cream. The stamp sets I used were both designed by the fabulous Lisa Johnson and are titled Life and Background Basics: Spots & Dots. I decorated the inside as well, but it's very simple. The card measures 5.25 squared. Alcohol-inked dew drops were added for a finishing touch. Well, that's all for me today. I hope you all have a beautiful week. Maybe I'll be back with another card within the next couple of days. Take care!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bee Happy - PTI Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. This will be my first time participating. Where has June gone? This year is just flying by. The weather has been super hot here this week - up into the 90s! Work has been crazy busy so that explains my lack of posting and creating. The theme for this month is Summer Inspiration. When I think of summer, I think of flowers and gardening. My card was inspired by a painting titled Wildflowers by Brian Simons. [Click <-- Wildflowers for a photo of the painting] I don't quite recall how I came across his work, but I saved the link so I can take some time to look over each one at a later date. Isn't his work just stunning? I would love to have talent like that. I used PTI's Honey Bees set and had fun creating the flower and bee scene. One of the flowers, the Hibiscus Burst, is from Little Lady though. I plan to make a card using the coordinating papers for each of the flowers colors. This one is Ocean Tides. So far I've got Lemon Tart and Plum Pudding complete. For the layout, I used Stamp and Smiles Sketch Challenge #19. I hope I get some time to get some cards done soon. I have many challenges saved that I want to work on. Some are over two weeks old, but they're great to save for future sketchs and ideas. I do have Monday off, but I hope to squeeze in some time this weekend. I thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful evening. Ciao!

Stamps: Honey Bees, Little Lady, Background Basics: Spots & Dots
Cardstock: Kraft, Ocean Tides
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Jet Black (Staz-On), Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Hibiscus Burst

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wishing You... 3 Card Set

Hola! The weather here in Virginia is beautiful. The sun is shining bright and it is hot! Days like today make me definitely appreciate air conditioning. I am off today so I had some time to take pictures of my latest creation. Early I voted and ran some errands. We have our Governor and Lt. Gov. primaries today. I hope to sit down in a little while and work on some cards. Just gotta get the mojo flowing. There are a lot of challenges I hope to complete so that helps with the motivation. This set of three cards were something I came up with as I went along. I was sorting through my Papertrey Ink cardstock and these three colors were laying together. I liked how they looked together so it all started from there. The only difference between the three are the sentiments.

I pulled out my favorite Wishing You set once again for the tulips and sentiments. The spotted lines are from Background Basics: Spots & Dots. I used Bitty Dot Basics paper in Ripe Avocado for the image's frame. For a little sparkle, fine glitter was added to the larger tulip and, also, the dragonfly's trail on the inside. The sentiments say: Wishing You Happiness, Peace, & the Best. It's hard to believe PTI has another release just around the corner on the 15th. I am loving all of the sneak peeks so far. Well, I hope to be back soon with another post. Have a great day! Adios.

Stamps: Wishing You, Background Basics: Spots & Dots (PTI)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Accessories: Nestabilities, sponge dauber, Quickie glue pen, Martha Stewart fine glitter

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Tulip Wish

Hey everybody! Hope your week went well and your weekend is starting off on the right foot. I have been off the last two days so that has been nice. The card I have to share today follows three challenges. First, the layout is based on Splitcoast Stampers' Sketch Challenge #231. I'm glad I came across it as it made me create something a little different than I normally would. I like that about all of the different challenges. They really motivate me too; especially when there is a deadline. For the colors, I used Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #8 which also coincided with Charisma Cardz challenge #22 to use pink and brown this week.Once again, all products are by Papertrey Ink. I used the small flower from the 2008 Anniversary set Everyday Classics to create a background on the Raspberry Fizz panels which I sponged with Dark Chocolate ink. The Wish image is from one of my favorite sets, Wishing You. I added some fine glitter to the tulip. Sneak peeks for PTI's upcoming release started today. Check out Nichole's blog for more details. I shall be back soon with a three card set using Wishing You. Have a fab weekend! :)

Stamps: Everyday Classics, Wishing You
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart fine glitter, Quickie glue pen

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Happy Hello

Two posts in two days. Woah! Happy Friday everyone! Fridays don't mean much for me anymore since I work just about every weekend. I did have today off so that was nice. The card I have to share today follows three challenges:

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7: Raspberry, Celery/Moss, & Artichoke
Charisma Cards Challenge #21: Going Dotty
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Animals

I really like this color combination. They work well together. All products used, minus the black ink, are by Papertrey Ink. I can't get enough of that company! My wishlist is a mile long and it continues to grow with their fabulous releases on the 15th of each month. I had a slight difficulty with the two-step bird stamp, LOL. I believe it took me 10 tries to get her wing lined up even enough to be presentable. I'm surprised I didn't have trouble creating the spotted background, but I got it the first time. I definitely see some more background sets in my future! Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I have to work both Saturday and Sunday. I'm not sure of my schedule next week.. so I don't know when exactly I'll be back with another card. Thanks for dropping by! Ciao.

Stamps: Everyday Classics, Background Basics: Spots & Dots (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink), Jet Black (Staz-On)
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Bitty Dots (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Nestabilities

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cupcake anyone?

Howdy! I truly didn't mean to go that long without posting.. again. Things have been busy at work and when I get home I just don't feel like doing much, other than relaxing. I did get two cards completed today. I'll share one for this post and save the other for tomorrow.
The layout for this card was inspired by last week's sketch challenge #229 over at Splitcoast Stampers. The card also follows this week's challenge #32 at the High Hopes Stamps blog which is to use the color combo of pink and brown. BTW- did I mention I won their 29th challenge? How exciting! My first challenge win. Ok - back to this week. I love these two colors together. I figured it was time to break out my Bittersweet pad. It's perfect for this challenge. The stamps, cardstock, and ink are all by Papertrey Ink. For a little extra sparkle I added Stickles under the dew drop and some fine glitter to the cherry. I don't have any brown Primas so I just sponged a little Dark Chocolate ink to the smaller, spotted flower. As usual - the full recipe is below. Thank you for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a card for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7!

Stamps: Everyday Classics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Bittersweet (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Prima flowers, dew drop, Diamond Stickles, Fine Glitter (Martha Stewart), Quickie glue pen, Nestabalities, sponge dauber

Monday, May 18, 2009

With Thanks

Happy Monday! I've already been to work and come home. I have tomorrow off so hopefully I can get some cards done. The cards I have to share today are mini thank you cards. They measure 3 inches by 3 inches. They're pretty simple, but I like the finished look. Simple works sometimes. I really enjoyed making these. I am entering them in Charisma Cardz latest challenge #19- A Star Is Born. I hope to do a few more sets with different colors and stamps. All products used are by Papertrey Ink except for the white cardstock and twine. Well, that's all from me today. I hope you all have a beautiful week. Ciao!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Everyday Classics, Little Lady)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry, Kraft), Georgia Pacific
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (Melon Berry buttons), Twine, Nestabilities

Friday, May 15, 2009

Birthday Snake

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend is going good so far. I'm back with another card to share. This one is a first for me - it is a card intended for a male! This stamp and the patterned papers really made it easy to achieve. I think it'd be cute for a little boy's birthday. The card follows five challenges:

Simon Says Stamp
: One For The Boys
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #15: Happy Birthday
Stamp Simply #87: Male
Papertake Weekly: Animal Antics
High Hopes Stamps #30: One For The Boys

The stamp is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I love his name - Neil Diamondback! How clever. He is colored with Prismacolor pencils and I heat embossed his fangs and rattler. The cardstock is by Papertrey Ink and the patterned paper is Basic Grey. It's a pretty simple card all in all. The full recipe is below. I will be back in a couple of days with another post. I have some mini Thank You cards to share. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

Stamps: High Hopes Rubber Stamps (Neil Diamondback) & My Favorite Stamps (You Take The Cake)
Ink: Staz-On (Jet Black)
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Kraft)
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Archaic)
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps, Versamarker, heat gun, clear embossing powder, Nestabilities

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Together Forever

Happy Saturday! The weather here in Virginia is beautiful. The sun is shining and there is a slight breeze in the air. I have to work this evening, but only for a few hours. Today's card follows, believe it or not, five challenges. The layout is based on Mojo Monday's Week 85 Sketch. The High Hopes Challenge, #29, this week is heat embossing. I don't believe you can tell in the picture below, but I used a Versamarker, some clear embossing powder, and my heat gun to emboss the heart. Over at Cafe Mojo, the challenge is to use stamps - easy peasy for me! Challenge #50 over at A Spoonful of Sugar this week is Touchy Feel. I figure the flowers, ribbon and embossed heart takes care of that. And last, but not least - we're asked to use brads or eyelets for challenge #31 at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I realize the owls' colors are a little out there. I had the card all laid out with another image, but when I went to put it together, the image was much too big. Instead of scrapping the whole card/idea - I figured these cute owls would work. I like their uniqueness. The complete recipe for the card is below. I haven't finished the inside so I only have a picture of the front to share today. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous day.
Stamps: High Hopes (Love Birds), Papertrey Ink (Everyday
Ink: Staz-On, Studio G (Blue - inked image/sentiment edges)

Cardstock: DCWV (Summer)

Patterned Paper: DCWV (Summer)

Accessories: Prima flowers, brads, Nestabilities, Prismacolor pencils, blending stumps, odorless mineral spirits, Versamarker, heat gun, clear embossing powder

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mother's Day Tulips

I am alive. Wow - I did not mean to go so long without posting. I've been a terrible blogger. I'm sorry! Things have been busy here lately and to be honest, I have been in a creative slump for over a month now. My mojo is slowly creeping back. Thank goodness. In personal news, I got a new job at the end of March. I really like it which helps when I work the morning shift that starts at 6:30 a.m. I certainly feel fortunate to be working with the economy & unemployment like it is.

I do have a card to share. I managed to find some motivation a week ago. Most of the products used are Papertrey Ink. I am a huge PTI fan. Their quality is above all the rest. I've decided to use them solely for my cardstock, ink and ribbon. Although I do love Ranger's Distress inks too. I want to try watercoloring with them sometime soon. I'm not too thrilled with the inside, but it'll do. Below is the full recipe for the card.

Well, hopefully I'll be back soon with something new to share. I work mornings Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I'm off Tuesday, so maybe then I'll get some cards made. The Waltons Season 9 arrived in today's mail so I'll be spending the rest of the day relaxing on the couch watching that. I sure do love that show. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Take care.

Stamps: Wishing You & Mother
Ink: Raspberry Fizz & Fresh Snow
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate
Paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Buttons, Square & Tag Nestabilities

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour

Quick post for today, no card to share. I just wanted to invite you all to join me this evening for Earth Hour. Vote Earth and not Global Warming by turning off your lights at 8:30 your time tonight (Saturday 3/28) for one hour. For more information, click here --> Earth Hour. I hope you all will join me!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has arrived!

Happy 1st day of Spring everyone! I love Spring. It's my favorite season - all of its new life and beauty. Unfortunately, the weather today isn't very Spring-like. It's in the low 50s and the wind is blowing. Did you guys check out Papertrey Ink's new release this past Sunday? Wow - as I always say when I see the new goodies! I loved each new stamp set and the new perfect match color? A gorgeous Hibiscus pink! I hope my order comes tomorrow. I want to play this weekend. I got the new Wishing You and Mother sets. Guidelines Two and Life sold out incredibly quick. And on to a completely different subject - who else is excited for the TWILIGHT DVD release! Woo hoo! I can't wait. I won't make it to a midnight release party, but I hope to get to Target tomorrow before they sell out. Anyway, on to the card I have to share. It is the complete opposite of Spring. Now I ask - who's ready for Christmas? Or should I say Chrismoose? I kid. I kid.
I used a sketch for this card and for the life of me can't remember which challenge it was for. I made the card almost 2 weeks ago. That's how long since I've made anything actually. Maybe with some warmer weather I'll get in the mood to sit down and create. I'm trying to clean up and better organize my space. I have some stamps I want to sell so I need to sit down and make a list and take pictures of it all. Ok - back to the card..

The stamp, titled Merry Chrismoose, is from Stampendous. I heat embossed it and then colored it with my Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Added some Diamond Stickles to the snow and tassles of his scarf. I finally broke out my K&Company Peppermint Twist stack. I thought the ornament design was fitting for the image. The red/pink paper is the other side. I dry embossed the blue cardstock with the Cuttlebug folder - Snowflakes. The Poinsetta flower and leaf are from Prima and I used alcohol-ink dyed Skittles/Dew Drops as another embellishment.

Hopefully I'll have something to share within the next few days. I think the new PTI sets will give me some inspiration. I need to work on my Mother's Day card and both sets will work perfect. I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. Ciao! :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Easter Eggs

Happy Tuesday! We had a beautiful weekend here in VA. The weather was in the high 70s. Today is a little cooler with an expected high of 61 and it's supposed to keep decreasing with each day till we get to the 40s for the weekend. I'm so ready for Spring.
I go back and forth with this card. I like it and then I don't. I didn't follow any sketch or challenge; just winged it as I went. The four egg stamps are from a package of Studio G. I believe Series 29, but I'm not 100% sure. I got them at ACMoore. The cardstock and patterend paper are both from DCWV 2008 Spring line. The flowers are Primas and the brads came with an order from My Favorite Things. And of course, my go-to embellishment - dew drops/skittles.
Any suggestions for a place to buy pre-scored 5.5 inch squared or 6 inch suqared cards, preferably in white? I have looked at my M's, J's, and ACM, but other than scalloped edged card blanks, I've had no luck. Thanks in advance. And with that, I'm off. Have a great day! :)