Monday, December 31, 2007

Snowbunny Bella

Who is off to party tonight? I'm not, DH and I will tuck the kiddos in and cook dinner. I finally inked up my new snowbunny bella and here she is.... The background paper is my my famous stack packs, a glittery one this time. I colored and added shimmer with stickles. I didn't follow a sketch but did add this simple one to my book. Used my bug to emboss the background. Gotta love the cuttlebug!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Saturday Sketch Challenge - Bellas

I'm a bit late with this challenge but this is from Lauren's weekly sketch challenge, last Saturday. I finally rec'd my new Bellas so I used my Rockabella for this sketch. The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket. I colored using my Bic Mark It markers (the first Copic shipments are being made next week by Gina!). I added Bling to her guitar and shoes using Christmas Red stickles. The Rockstar sentiment I picked up at Michaels in the dollar bin.

I'm a little annoyed because I'm having picture taking issues! ERRR. I think I tried 100 shots of this one (ok maybe 100 is exaggerating a bit). Sigh.... so I apologize if this is a bit blurry. In the end I think this card looks better in person than I can photograph. I like Lauren's sketch so I might have to give it another try and work on better photography, in the meantime I figured I can still share.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Are you ready to create? Here is my first sketch challenge. It's very simple but after hectic holidays we need to slowly get back into the swing of things. LOL. OK, fine it's just because I decided to kept it plain and simple! I've been trying to work on keeping a binder of my sketches so hopefully we can have more sketch challenge fun!

For my sample I used Gina K's Just Keep Swimming set
and the sentiment is from Stampin Up's Garden Whimsy. I used the cuttlebug to create the embossed effect on the blue background papers. Stickles created the wonderful glittery effect on the fish.
I hope that you will join in and link back here your creations.

Are you ready for Easter? LOL

HA HA, I KNOW calm down, Christmas JUST ended! LOLOL! However I got some new stamps from Serendipity and some of which are Easter ones. So I had to start playing with this adorable Chickie.

Never fear I know Valentine's Day is next and I will have other Valentine cards to share but I just had to jump the gun on this one. I stamped and colored with my famous (LOL) Bic Mark it markers. (Yes the Copics will be slowly arriving) I used my favorite stickles for glitter and liquid pearls. The ribbon I had purchased at Michaels. The background paper is from DCWV stack pack.

Gina K Sketch Challenge

I finally had a chance to take a photo and post this creation I made using Gina K stamps. I purchased some after her last release party. Things got busy and took a while to get them inky! But Gina has some great images you should check out. I'm also very excited that she started a Copic Marker club! Woo hoo! I hear there is a trick to using them I hope it's not too tricky. Right now I'm using Bic Mark Its! But I have to say they have been serving me well. LOLOL!

Here he is Mr. Penguin from Gina's sketch challenge on SCS. Pretty simple but he's soo cute.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to everyone!! I hope Santa is treating you well this year. I have been waiting to get my new BELLAS in the mail and GUESS WHAT, they arrived yesterday!! My husband was about to head out to the store and got the mail but came back in because he saw I got a package from Canada and he knew I have been waiting for them! WOO HOO. That was a nice little present! Sorry the photo is not the greatest but these are the Bellas I got!
Anyhow, I will stamp this week and hopefully have some to share.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Nestablities - Help!

OK, so I need to make that initial investment and get some nestablities. I'm just not sure which to get, circles, squares, large, small, scalloped. Help! I've never seen them in person so I'm not sure how large or small they are etc. I started a poll if you like to vote or just let me know what you think might be best. Thanks!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Lizzie Anne Weekly Challenge

OK here it is the weekly challenge at LAD on SCS. The challenge... NO LAYERS! That is definitely a challenge but that's OK right? I masked the flowers, colored using markers and added stickles for the glitter. The LAD set I used was Blissful Blossoms.

I was having trouble getting a good shot of it with the camera. I think it looks better in person. What do you think? I know Meredith said no layers, so I wondered about using embellishments. Did no layers just mean paper layers etc? Well, I just decided to say yes and go with that which made it more challenging. I think the white background is a bit boring, but I didn't get a chance to redo or try and fix. Let me know what you think.

MFT Weekly Challenge

This was the MFT sketch challenge this week at SCS. I already had the image stamped and colored from a few days again intending to work with it and this sketch challenge was the perfect way. I used MFT Baby It's Cold Outside set. Gotta love that set! I used my Christmas paper pack for the great dot background. The cuttlebug gave me the embossed look on the green paper. The ribbon on the bottom is great velvet ribbon. of course stickles create the snow effect. On the "fur" part of the boots I used Stampin Up flock to make it look fluffy.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Saturday Sketch Time

It's that time of the week again when Lauren posts her weekly sketch. I used "Baby It's Cold Outside" set from MFT. I am really loving the MFT sets. This was a good one to do because we got slammed with 2 snow storms this week. However, last night it was mostly sleet I heard it pelting the house all night. I know some people LOVE snow on Christmas, but I really hope we don't get any. It's just too messy to drive and get around. :-( I know I'm a party pooper. Anyhow, here is my creation using Lauren's Fun sketch.

It's not the best photograph, had trouble with lighting. I tend to have that problem, but that's probably because I'm doing most of my work at night :=) In this card I used Stickles for the sparkly areas. The embossed circle and bottom layer of the card are of course using my great friend the Cuttlebug. I say it everytime I use it, it's the best thing I purchased! Thanks Lauren for telling me I HAD TO GET IT. (I know I thanked you a few times already and will continue to do so!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Lizzie Anne Designs Challenge

This is my creation for the LAD challenge at SCS this week. The challenge was to have an element pop out. The heart is what is popped out. The set is called L'Amour, this is a great Valentine's Day Stamp.

Red Elephants.....

He's back..... Ok I brought out this great elephant from Starving Artistamps. I wanted to do something different and with it being the holidays and all I decided on RED. OK, maybe a little kooky but I think it's fun and like the way it turned out. What do you think? It's OK you can be critical if you want :-)
I used my handy dandy paper stacks from DCWV as background paper. The elephant was colored using markers (Sketch It markers by BIC, don't worry I did sign up for the Copic Marker club over at Gina K so maybe my coloring will slowly improve). The snowflake is actually an ornament. I picked up a pack of these in white and silver glittered of course! The sentiment "chillin'" is from MFT, Baby It's Cold Outside set. Finally, the Seasons Greetings is from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Baby It's Cold Outside

With a snowstorm on it's way this was a great time to receive me new stamps from My Favorite Things. MFT has the coolest stamps, such a neat style to them. At first I remember thinking what is with all the headless people but then you think they are pretty darn cool. Anyhow, I made this card using a sketch from the MFT forum at SCS, it was a sketch challenge. I'm not 100% happy with it, I think I should have used a darker background instead of white. But I just went with it for now and it's not too bad. Of course I used my Ranger Stickles for the snow, what would a card be without the stickles! The embossed background is using my Cuttlebug, of course! The background papers are from my many stack packs I get at Joannes. And the buttons are Stampin Up! I do have to say I need to get more SU buttons! Maybe I'll wait for the new catty! LOLOL.

So here it is and let's get ready for some snow! OK, so who lives in an area that receives lots of snow?? I don't love the snow because of the mess but I can be home tomorrow so it should be pretty! I wouldn't want to live in an area that does not see the seasons. Although lately it seems we jump from Summer to Winter and Winter to Summer! What the heck happened to Fall and Spring??? Oh well.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cutie Patootie

Once again I know it's not Valentine's Day but I have some great sets to share. These are also new at Serendipity Stamps, so I had to get them and start playing. Don't worry Christmas is not over yet, still time to make some more cards. On these great ones I once again used my awesome papers from my stack packs (P.S. I just got 2 more packs the other day :-))
Soon I'll be back with some Easter Fun! OK, stop laughing at me! :-)

Serendipity Stamps

I know it's Christmas time but I have a few fun cards to share with you (it will get you thinking about what's next:-)) I just got some new stamps from Serendipity, these are so cute! I love their images.

First up are 3 cards using the Valentine's pets! In this first one I colored the dog and used Christmas red stickles to "glitter" the heart. The circle paper is from one of my many stack packs I got at Joannes and the red "lines" I added it with a marker.

In this second card the background is using a patterned paper by Provo Craft. The ribbon is from Michaels and the buttons are Stampin Up. Can you guess what I used on the little heart? OK it's not stickles but I did use Liquid Pearls, Pastel Raspberry and it is by Ranger.

In this third one using Valentine Pets, I once again used patterned background paper from DCWV, once again packs I purchased at Joannes. This time I used both the dog and cat and my Christmas Red stickles.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Hanukkah

I'm a few days late with posting this one sorry. Although, Hanukkah is 8 nights so really I'm not too late. I used Stampin Ups "Festival of Lights" for this card. My Cuttlebug created the background and the patterned paper is from my scrap pack I purchased at Joannes. And guess what? Stickles is what I used to make the coins shine! Ahhh, stickles gotta love them.

My Favorite Things Challenge

Here is what I submitted for the MFT challenge. The challenge was to use an ATC card and incorporate that onto a card. My santa in a chimney is stamped on an ATC card. I stamped and added the HO HO to the top of the ATC card. Glitter is my friend so I added some stickles to make it look like snow/ice. The background pattern is using my new found friend the Cuttlebug. I used the spots and Dots embossing folder. The "lights" paper is from a stack pack I had and added the Velvet ribbon. The stamp I picked up at Viva Las Vegas stamps when I was there a few years ago. I know this is for an MFT challenge but my first MFT order is waiting for me to check out so decided to use something I currently had. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Lizzie Anne Designs Weekly Challenge

This week LAD sketch challenge had diagonals! I have to say I was a spaz with it. I tried different papers, have so many scraps all over. I couldn't cut the paper to fit right, I don't know what was wrong. Anyhow, in the end I decided to use my cool Christmas ribbon. I think it came out ok. I love my background using my new friend the Cuttlebug. The LAD set that I used is Christmas in the City. I love how my stamped portion came out. I stamped the three trees and the snowman but I cut out the snowman and using pop dots stuck him in the middle so he stands out. After all the spaziness (can I use that?) I like how it turned out.

So speaking of the Cuttlebug, I need to get some nestabilities now. So off I go to find a good place to order some, or at least one set for now! :-)

Till later.....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Elegant Lady

The other day when I picked up my Cuttlebug I saw this stamp. (you can't just walk past the stamps without looking!) I don't know why but it struck me that I had to get it. I liked it for some reason and I'm not sure why. LOLOL. I actually think I have others that might be like this as well. At one point I was collecting some "artsy" stamps (sorry not sure if that is the correct term to use or not, but it's my description:-))
Anyhow, I stamped it last night and added my famous glitter, Stickles of course. Today I printed out the weekly Lizzie Anne Designs challenge and liked the cool layout. So I borrowed that sketch to use with my new elegant lady stamp. OF COURSE my background is using my Cuttlebug embossing folder (I do love this machine and the embossing folders, I need more!). This stamp is by Rubber Stampede.

The actual LAD challenge was to use this sketch and make a Christmas card which I do plan on doing using the LAD Christmas in the City set. Hopefully I will have some time tonight to play.

In the meantime I hope you like "Elegant Lady". I know a bit corny but I'm not great at coming up with snappy names, I'll keep trying.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Lauren not feeling well and all still managed to post her weekly sketch challenge yesterday. I used this great snowman from Sarasota Stamps and the Sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs .
Can you guess how I got my cool background paper? LOL, of course you know using my new Cuttlebug! LOL, yes I was allowed to use it early as well! So far I do love it, now I will start collecting all the great embossing folders and will NEED to invest in the nestabilities! Lauren was in the end who convinced me I had to get the Cuttlebug and I'm glad.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Santa came early..

Santa definitely came a little early this year. One thing I asked for was the Cuttlebug and my DH had NO CLUE where to start. It was much easier for me to go with him to the store and show him, so today we bought it!! WOO HOO! I also got 2 embossing folders! I already have some small dies that I used with my sizzix sidekick but that thing is soo small. THIS is large so now I'm psyched to do some cool backgrounds etc. Next up, Nestablities. So here is my new friend...... :-)

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