Wednesday, June 30, 2010

VSD Challenge #1

Our blog group has a virtual stamp day (weekend) this past weekend. I didn't get as much time to participate as I would have liked, but I did get to this first challenge.

The challenge was to make a card using acetete. Here's a tutorial and some samples from the SCS gallery.

I thought I had some acetate on hand, but when I went to make my card, I couldn't find it. So, pulled a clear box out of my trash can (paper only, don't worry!) and used my Nestabilities to cut out a circle. I used Stazon black ink for the sentiment stamped directly on the acetate. I stamped the other image on white paper and mounted it behind the acetate. I will definitely be using this technique more often - thanks for the challenge, April!

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Flowers For You!

Good morning! I can't seem to get moving very well here today. It's supposed to be nice out, though. 83 and sunny! I'll be cleaning today, but I may have to sneak out here and there.

This little guy is from the Flower Power set (CC Designs) and you can find him in the Paper Jewels store. I just love the simplicity of this image, and he's pretty cute too:)

I used the sketch from Papertake for this challenge.

Supplies copics, buttons from PTI, SU DP, and SU cardstock in More Mustard and Eggplant Envy. I also used Stickles on the flower centers.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Dragon Luck

Hello! It's Friday already! We have a rather busy weekend coming up, but I wanted to share my card for my dad for Father's day with you. I just got him the other day and I couldn't wait to get him inked up and colored in. You can find him in the Paper Jewels store - his name is Dragon Luck, and there are many beautiful ones to choose from:)

I used the sketch from Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for this card.

Image is Sweet Pea Dragon Luck from Paper Jewels colored in with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. Cardstock is SU Old Olive and the rest of the paper is DCWV. Brads are SU vintage brads. Sentiment is PTI Mega Mixed Messages. Ovals were made with Fiskars punches.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Give Thanks

Good evening! Today was a crazy day! We went shopping for a Father's day gift, and then went to our local town fair tonight. Fun times, except the carousel made me dizzy. What's going on with that? I know it's been a few years since I've ridden any sort of ride, but I used to LOVE roller coasters etc. Am I really getting that old?

Anyways, here's a little card to share with you. I love how this turned out. I used SCS sketch 49 for the layout.

Supplies are SU papers in So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery and Cottage Wall DP. Stamps are SU Pocket Silhouettes and Clear Dollar Stamps. Pearls are from Kaiser and you can find them in the Paper Jewels store (link on my sidebar). Ink is also SU Certainly Celery and Memento brown. Circles were cut with Nestabilities and ribbon is Offrey I think.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Need Some Chicken Soup?

I love Sundays! We had church this morning, and now the boys are off to Home Depot, the little one is (supposed to be) napping, and I thought I'd share this little card with you before doing the dishes:)

This little mouse it so cute, how could he not brighten your day? I put together this card from a card kit (thanks, AnnMarie!)

I used SCS sketch 183 for the layout, and added SU Barely Banana and Lovely Lilac cardstock. I also used some clear Stickles.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Birthday Boy

I'm SOO glad for this warmer weather! It's been so nice here lately except for a few chilly, rainy days this week. That being said, it's been hard to find some crafty time and my mojo has definitely suffered! Little girl decided to cooperate with her morning nap the other day, so my son and I headed down to the play room/craft room for a few minutes of craftiness. I actually got 3 cards made too! (In between being "served" "food" from the "restaurant".) Too cute though.

This little guy is Balloon Trevor. He's part of the CC Designs Sugarplums collection - you can find them in the Paper Jewels store. I think he's just right for my young cousin's birthday coming up later this month!

I used Splitcoast sketch challenge SC179 for this layout.

Supplies are SU cardstock in Barely Banana, some DCWV cardstock, and I think both DP's are also DCWV. The image is colored in with Copic markers, I used a white opaque Gelly Roll Pen to highlight the balloon, dots are Martha Stewart, I also used a SU scallop punch and Nestabilities for the circles.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monkey Wishes

One good thing about the rain is that we get to play inside - which means we got some crafty time in today! I LOVE this monkey! I received him in a card kit swap on SCS. I had colored him in a while ago, but just got to put him together for a card. I love this paper too - so cute! I colored him in with Prismacolor pencils, softened with OMS. I also added the flower, and Kaisercraft rhinestones from the Paper Jewels store.

I used sketch SC208 for this card from Splitcoast.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cupcake, Anyone?

I'm baaccckkk!!! Ok, that looks (and sounds) a little creepy. Sorry:) Anyways, I'm back for the month of June sharing my Paper Jewels creations.

Yes, I know I love my cupcake stamps, and this one is no exception! She is too adorable and perfect, I think, for a birthday card! Her name is Cupcake Kiki and you can find her in the Paper Jewels store.

I used the gatefold technique for this card.

Supplies are Su cardstock in Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Rose Red. I used paper from the DCWV Sweet Stack. Other supplies are SU scallop punch, Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, Kaisercraft Rhinestones (from the Paper Jewels store also) and Stickles. The sentiment was from my stash, but I don't know where it's from.
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What I've Been Up To

So it's been a few days since I've shared anything crafty, but I'm back! It's been a zoo here lately it seems, and while I've been able to get some images colored in here and there, no finished products yet. But I have been having lots of fun making these little hair bows (so far mainly for my daughter and a couple friends!) I decided to sell some of them on my Etsy shop (see side bar if you're interested please:)).

I came across a tutorial to make these adorable ribbon flowers, and just added them to alligator clips using buttons in the top picture, and flowers in the bottom.

I hope you enjoyed these! I'll be back Friday for sure with my Paper Jewels post. Stay tuned!
Thanks for looking and happy stamping!