Wednesday, April 30, 2008
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Check out the awesome patterned paper I used for the squares! It's by Daisy Bucket and is called Under the Boardwalk and can be found here at Mothers & Daughters Creations. The base of this card is SU Close to Cocoa and the green is Certainly Celery. Can you see the awesome bling in the upper right flower? It's a glitter dot from Gina K.
Isn't' that awesome bling?? My sentiment is from the SU set Essence of Love. Finally the ribbon is by American Craft. I have to tell you awhile back I picked up some of this ribbon at AC Moore in the clearance bin. They had these little American Craft ribbon sets that normally sell for about $6.00 for $1.00! And I love it, it's fantastic quality! I wish when I had gone back that they had more.
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Monday, April 28, 2008
The challenge last Friday in the Hanna Stamps SCS forum was to make a masculine card, how can I not use Mikey! I started with SU Close to Cocoa as my base and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the distressed embossing folder. The great striped paper (which I ripped for some texture effect) is by Basic Grey the Sugared collection. Tamara will have some awesome Basic Grey posted soon in the MDC store. I colored Mikey using Prismacolor markers and then mounted him on this really new cool paper by Core'dinations will also be available at MDC. It's great textured paper which does not have a white core it has a color core. I did rip it a bit for texture and to show the color under Mikey, not sure how well the color shows in the picture but believe me it's pretty cool. In the corner I added the cute sentiment (Hampton Arts) in the TV set, isn't that cool? The set is part of the Mikey set as well.
If you like Hanna Stamps then you will want to check out their SCS forum for fun challenges and a release party this Thursday night. I can't wait to see all the new sets, 4 NEW sets. That includes 2 mini sets as well. I have been loving these Hanna's alot, they are sure to break the piggy bank! LOLOLOL! I have to say it's great to find a company whose images are so super cool and the owner is super nice.
Thanks all for now!
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Ok, so I took pieces of the sketch I suppose. LOL! I seriously sat down with it with all the best intentions. I wanted to use my new stamps I got from MFT. I really loved this set when I first saw it, so perfect for Mothers Day and Spring in general. When I started working with the sketch I realized that the image was a bit too big compared to what Lauren had in mind for her sketch. I really wanted to use this awesome Basic Grey paper as well. Basically my inspiration did come from Lauren and her sketch but as I started things shifted a bit. I'm hope Lauren won't mind too much. :-)
I used Copics and Primsacolor markers to color in. I use pop dots again to make the image pop out. Her lovely flower pot is decorated using the awesome Basic Grey cupcake paper as is the background patterned paper. Tamara will have some Basic Grey posted to the MDC website soon. I added stickles to the flowers as well a little bit of glitter is a must!
MFT - Happy Mothers Day set
Mothers & Daughets Creations - Basic Grey Paper
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Stickles Glitter by Ranger
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
This image is so "springy" I love it. I colored in using markers and mounted it on Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. The burgundy paper under the image is paper by Core'dinations. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The cool thing about this paper is the core. I apologize but the photo doesn't capture it well. I tried sanding the dots to expose the cool effect. Tearing the paper would show this better. But it does not have a white core it has a colored core. I this case it is pink. It's pretty cool. I will do some tearing for my next sample with it to show you how cool. The awesome delicate looking paper underneath is some of the Washi Paper by Hanko. This paper is amazing. It's a very delicate "tissue" like paper. For the flowers on the sides I punched using Basic Grey paper and added brads to the middle. And finally check out the watering can! I added lots of glitter!! I used my Stickles, if you haven't tried them yet it is a must especially if you like glitter.
Definitely check out the blogs for the other design team members (HERE) as I know they will have posted some awesome things today as well. And while you are there you should check out the great products. I'm really excited about working with them and the great products at M&D. Please stay tuned.....
Well it's supposed to be another nice spring day today so we are headed outdoors to play.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I started with Stampin up's Rose Red, the embossing is using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The great background paper is from Mothers & Daughters Creations. It is an awesome summertime fun GLITTER paper. I actually mounted it on SU Chocolate Chip. The brads are by Making Memories. Lately I've been using pop dots / dimensional quit often but my photos don't always show it. I tried to take a picture to show the dimension a bit....
Thanks for stopping by. I will have more samples using products from Mothers & Daughters Creations as well so be sure to check back.
I may not get a chance to post everyday but please continue to visit I hope to get back in the swing of things soon.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
It's springtime so why not use a bunny? Bunnies don't have to mean just Easter right? Just the other day we saw a bunny hop across the backyard, the kiddies definitely got a kick out of that. I was stressing over the sketch to use for this card but in the end thought it turned out ok. Maybe somewhat simple but hey simple works. Sometimes it's better simple that overdone.
When it comes to sketches I do try and carry my little notebook around in case of ideas at strange times so I can write it down or draw an idea. But I have to say many times I just sit down with the stamps or paper that I want to use and it all goes from there. Usually that works. LOLOL.
So for this card I started with SU Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate. I used one of my new Cuttlebug folders to emboss the background. The awesome floral patterned paper can be found in the M&D Store. And check out the fuzzy tail I used white flock for that.
Friday, April 18, 2008
The full creation will be coming. In the meantime I have lots to do and hopefully will sneak some more stamping time later tonight. I just finished a card to send to Stampington Publications! Woo Hoo. I don't think I can share that yet though, I will have to double check the rules for submission.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
What I do have to share today I made a few days ago but things have been hectic. Isn't this bird darling? It's a clear set by Inkadinkadoo. This is not based on a specific challenge but I wanted to finally use one of the awesome birds from this set as well as my new rectangle nestablities! Yes my LSS had some in!
I stamped the bird and colored in with various shades of purple using Prismacolor markers. I added some glitter to him as well for sparkle. I cut and embossed him using my new rectangle nesties and then cut the larger rectangle in SU Orchid Opulence. The white background was created using the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. The purple patterned paper is by DCWV. The ribbon is from my stash I got at AC Moore, gotta love $1.00 grab bags of ribbon! The cool metallic looking black dots I picked up at Joannes. Yes I am a FREQUENT visitor of Michael's, Joanne's and AC Moore. They are all real close to each other and about 15 mins from my house!!! Sick huh? LOLOL. This turned out to be somewhat simple but slightly elegant.
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Monday, April 14, 2008
Kim is having a sale to benefit Tish's family. You can save 10% on your stamp order from MFT starting tomorrow, April 15 until Friday April 18. The coupon code is Tish. If you have not ordered from MFT yet now is the time. Kim will donate 10% of all proceeds to the family for their event on April 26. I am not affiliated to MFT except that I love their stamps and this story breaks my heart.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
The stamp I used is (can you believe?) from the Target dollar spot. They had a few different themed sets so I figured what can you lose for a dollar. When I took them out I will tell you they are very thin, but then I tried stamping with it and it worked fine! I really thought it wasn't going to stamp well at all! So, this cute bell is one from Target. I colored it in using Copics as well as my old trusty Bic markers since I didn't have a Copic in the Burgundy, yet :-)
The great "love" paper can be found here at Mothers & Daughters Creations. The base is SU Regal Rose and I mounted it on Baroque Burgundy. The pink scalloped paper is by DCWV. For a little glitz I added some Stickles to the bell. The ribbon I had in my stash from the bags I picked up at AC Moore and the brads are from Making Memories I believe.
Hopefully I'll have some time tomorrows to stamp if I'm not too tired from the wedding which is sure to go late! It starts at 7:00pm. Have a great day!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sorry to be quick and brief but it always end up late when I have time to post and I'm soo tired. Gotta tell you two two year olds can really tire one out!!! LOLOL!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
This was another card I started working on and took a little time to get it "going". But once I pieced it all together it worked like a charm. Thanks Lauren for a wonderful sketch to work with.
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
With this release they have two challenges going on. One challenge was to make a card so that the open side is about 1/2 inch shorter than the back. I definitely did fold my card leaving a bit more than a 1/2 inch I swear! :-) But then I decided to add some scalloped paper to the edge so I hope that you can still see it IS indeed shorter! :-) I also added some green glitter using a glitter pen to her shirt and shoes. I scrapped a few things before finishing this card. The green/brown color scheme was inspired by a show I was watching on HGTV the other night. They decorated a bedroom using greens/browns and it really turned out nice.
Getting Physical - Hanna Stamps
Chocolate Chip Paper - SU
Cosmo Cricket Paper
Ribbon by American Crafts
DCWV - Scalloped Paper
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Friday, April 4, 2008
Last night was the Hanna Stamps release party which was fun. It's always a good time just chatting away with fellow stampers. You should check out the new releases: Passport and Tool Time. "Does anyone know what time it is? TOOL TIME!" OK i know a bit cheesy but I couldn't help myself. Does anyone know what I am talking about? C'mon I know you guys remember!
Here is an enabler for you... Target dollar spot! I went today and they had new stamping/scrapping stuff. They even had clear stamps! I haven't tried stamping with them yet and they do seem a bit thin but for a dollar I had to get them. I'll let you know if they work ok. Yesterday I was super psyched when I went to Joanne's because they FINALLY got some of the new Cuttlebug embossing folders in. I was able to snag 4 of them. Of course I didn't have my coupon! But I was not going to leave my treasures. At the register I checked out with this lady who sees me there ALL the time with my kids so I asked her if she had a coupon at the register. I don't think they usually do that though, but she was so nice and gave me a discount on each of the folders! How awesome is that? I got Diamonds in the Rough, Floral Fantasy, Allegro and Perfectly Paisley. I think those are all new right? If not they are definitely new to my collection. The one I HAVE to have is Swiss Dots and I think I will be able to get that one soon.
Let me run, need to organize a bit and hopefully tomorrow I will have some time for stamping!
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Thursday, April 3, 2008
Don't forget that tonight is the big Hanna party in the Hanna Stamps SCS forum HERE. It's sure to be a blast and two new Hanna's will be revealed. From the sneak peeks I've seen they look fabulous!
Gotta run need to get the Margarita's ready for the party.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
This layout using Lauren's weekly sketch challenge. Don't you hate it when things just grow legs and walk off your desk? When I sat down to do this card I knew I had a "Beach" sentiment from Imaginisce. Of course I think it went into hiding because I can't find it! ERRR! :-) So I used "Sunshine" instead, also by Imaginisce. You can find some great Imaginisce stamps and this beach themed paper at Mothers and Daughters Creations. I decided to add some paper piercing in the left corner for an added touch. In the end I was feeling like this card was missing something. I toyed with adding other elements but then just decided less is more to just leave it be.
Paper: Wild Wasabi (SU), DCWV, Imaginisce
Stamps: Imaginisce (Mothers & Daughters), Hanna Stamps
Don't forget the next release party for Hanna Stamps is this Thursday in the SCS forum here.
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