Monday, March 31, 2008
While in Michael's the other day I picked up new Cuttlebug folders. This city skyline was one of the 4 in the pack. I haven't used the small embossing folders but I saw this one and thought of Hanna. I embossed the city twice on this cool glitter paper by DCWV. Hanna herself is dressed in a great glittery outfit by DCWV and includes a matching bag. Her other bags were colored with Prismacolor markers. Her shoes are black and glittery as well. Miss Hanna just sparkles.
I don't' know what it is but for some reason I feel the need to cut out Hanna for my designs. I think it looks pretty cool though. I promise I'll try other ideas as well without cutting her out! LOLOL! It's been so much fun playing with these stamps. Today was a happy mail day as I just received my winning Hanna set "Getting Physical". I won this from Hanna Stamps last release party. And guess what this Thursday is? Another release party on the Hanna Stamps SCS forum a 9pm so check it out!
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Saturday, March 29, 2008
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Friday, March 28, 2008
Here she is CAKE SOPHIE! Sophie is the new moose on the loose at Hanna Stamps. Today is Friday and that means Hanna Stamps challenge time over in the SCS forum. This weeks challenge was to bring on the BLING! For my bling I chose to use glitter!! I used glitter background paper on the left from DCWV stack pack. Glitter brads from Making Memories and Stickles make the cake yummy. I colored Sophie using Copics and Prismacolor makers. The base is Stampin Up Regal Rose with Rose red accents. The background was embossed using the Cuttlebug. Finally, the great sentiment is from Imaginisce and can be found at Mothers & Daughters Creations. I also mounted the pretty flower layer with pop dots and Sophie is encircled with nestablities and she is also mounted with pop dots. This gives me a few raised layers.
If you love some of the Riley's and Sophie's you have seen as well as the Hanna I posted yesterday you will want to keep your eyes peeled for Hanna Stamps next release. I believe it's really soon. Check out their forum on SCS here. I can't wait to see what's next. I love these stamps so cute and sweet. I definitely need to order more Hannas!
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
This set "But I need it" from Hanna Stamps is awesome. I decided that Hanna really needed that shopping trip to the city. Looks like she picked up quite a few things while there. This is a picture of her on her after her shopping trip! :-)
I started with Stampin Up's Lovely Lilac. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss about 3/4 of the card. Check out the top of this card, it's a city skyline! This stamp is by Art Impressions. I picked it up some time ago at my local stamp store for a project I was working on at the time. I stamped it twice in a straight line using Versamark. I love the soft watermark look it provides. The cool patterned paper on the bottom is from K&Co., I picked up a few packs of these guys today at Joanne's on sale! I added the wonderful bridal flowers from Michael's in the corner with a dab of cinnamon stickles in the middle. The nice brown ribbon is by American Crafts, yet another bargain I got awhile back at AC Moore. LOLOL. The entire card is mounted on Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip.
Now onto Miss Hanna.....
I wanted to do something other than just color her in. So I started coloring using Sienna Brown Prismacolor marker for her hair. I used the skin white Copic for her skin and a purple glitter pen for her cool shoes. As for her outfit and bags, I cut it all out using patterned papers from Mothers & Daughters (dress) and my DCWV stack packs. Once she was all "pieced" together I cut her out. It is pretty tricky cutting her out she is very skinny, for a first time try I think it worked pretty well.
There you have it Hanna in the city!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We'll see if the other cards I sent in make it to the next Take Ten, I guess you never know when it may pop up! In case you want to check it out it's the current issue of the Stampers Sampler (Apr/May) on page 48. Please don't laugh I know it's not my best, but hey that was over a year ago I made that. I can at least say I came a long way! :-) LOLOLOL
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First let me share this card I made using coffee riley. This sketch is from the Hanna sketch challenge here. I decided that Riley really needed to sit in cool comfy chair to sit in. I pulled out some Cosmo Cricket paper and stamped Riley on that. Then I cut it out. Next I stamped Riley on plain white paper (Georgia Pacific White) and colored him in using Prismacolor markers. Then I cut just Riley out along with his scrumptious cupcake and coffee. I pasted him in the chair. The base is Stampin Up's Mellow Moss and the brown layer is Stampin Up's Close to Cocoa. I used my scallop nestablities to cut the circles. The background paper of the large circle is a Basic Grey paper. The Cuttlebugged (can I use that "word"? I think I made it up) layer is from a DCWV stack pack. Added some black brads, ribbon and paper piercing and there you have it! Edited to add: I used SU dimensionals to have the large scallop and Riley pop out so in person it is dimensional.
I'm a pysched that my new Rileys and Sophie have arrived. I will get them all ready to be inked tonight. And I have a Hanna in the house, I can't wait to get playing with that. I also think I have another Hanna coming from the contest I won so that should be cool.
If you have not checked out Hanna Stamps you need to now! The images are so adorable and one of a kind. They have Riley the Moose and Sophie the Moose. Of course Hanna herself and even Hanna's "friend" Mikey! Ok so I don't own all of them yet but they are great images. The customer service is also very impressive. Today when I received my stamps I just had to take a picture of how it is packaged to share in case you are not familiar. Check this out....
I think I'm done enabling for now. Off I go to start stamping.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
First I painted the edges white with acrylic paint. I then cut out the shape from this awesome summer paper by Imaginisce called "Cool Pool Chatter" found here. This I left very simple because I love the paper. So I added a cool silk flower also from Mothers & Daughters and since I love glitter so much I added a yellow glitter brad to the middle by Making Memories. I added some gems to the bottom of the shirt as well sorry you can't see them that well I took the picture at an angle to show the dimension.
Once I finished this I thought little shirt note cards would be soo cute. So I used this shirt as my template for little note cards. These cute cards used SU paper (Certaintly Celery and Groovy Guava) as well as Imaginisce "Cool Pool Chatter". The cool flip flops, popsicles and sentiment are from "A Shore Thing Collection" by Imaginisce also found here. And because I have to I added Stickles to the flip flops and popsicles. I used a Marvy punch for the flowers in the corner and added a flower brad.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off now to work on some challenges and will be back with some more awesome things from Mothers and Daughters. I'm also exepcting some new Rileys and a Hanna this week so I hope to have time to play.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This great little flower is by Imaginisce and I used my Prismacolor markers to color it in and added some Diamond stickles for glitter. The sentiment is again a rub-on from Imaginisce found here.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm trying to get alot of stamping in this week because I have a very busy weekend. With my little people turning 2 and Easter it will be a busy weekend.
Now back to see if the Moose is loose at Hanna Stamps!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Now I've been tagged a while ago but have not had a chance to post it so here goes:
I have been tagged by Jennifer - Glitter in My Hair. I thought it was so nice of her to think of me.
Here are the rules of the game:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
My Random Facts:
1. I have 2 year twins, boy and girl! Well they turn 2 this Friday!
2. Been with my DH for 14 years, married almost 8.
3. Jon Bon Jovi is my "other" husband! Yes I am a huge Bon Jovi fan! Been to a concert of every tour since 1990. Even went while I was pregnant.
4. I was on the Track (winter and spring) team for 4 years in H.S., but I hate running! I was a shotputter and discus thrower.
5. A psychology major in college I worked on a trading desk for a financial company for 10years.
6. I never learned how to swim. I was always afraid of water. When I was about 7 years old I was unexpectedly pushed into and under the water and ever since then I remember having a fear. I will go in pools and swim mostly underwater (yeah I know go figure) but I won't go in water above my head.
7. I am addicted to Chapstick. Yes it's possible.
Ok so here goes - Tag Your it:
Lynda - Stamp Act
Meg - Peacock Paperie
Laura - Whirlpool of Imagination
Off I go now to check out some goodies I got from Mothers and Daughters Creations.
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Saturday, March 15, 2008
I just finished up my submission for the Hanna Stamps sketch contest. It was fun playing with Riley, I can't wait for the new ones to come out. And next I really need to order a set with Ms. Hanna herself in it! Just starting out slowly so I don't order them ALL in a crazy moment! LOLOL! Fingers crossed, maybe I'll win a set! How cool would that be?
What do you think of the cool "photo" corners around Riley? I'm waiting for the photo corner and ticket punch from Stampin Up that will arrive with my order. But way before I placed that order I picked up this cool punch by Marvy at my LSS. It punches out so that you place in the corner and actually fold over to the back so it goes on like a real photo corner. I love the deckled edge it gives.
Hanna Stamps - Riley the Moose
Daisy D's patterned paper
Stampin up Ballet Blue and Really Rust
Colored with Copics
Photo corner punch by Marvy
PS I have been tagged recently for 7 facts about myself. I have not forgotten I promise I will get to that soon!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Andi has this great blog where it attracts the very beginning stamper as well as the advanced stamper. Each week she features a a different crafter, offers tutorials and posts her own creations. You will want to add this blog to your blogs to browse list. And who knows maybe you will be the next featured crafter!
Well I'm off to Michael's soon, still have a coupon burning a hole in my wallet! :-)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Aren't these images AWESOME! They are all by Imaginisce and can be found at Mothers and Daughters Creations here. I'm really excited to be a guest designer for M&D. They have some awesome images, papers and embellishments.
For this card I started with a basic white base and used the mesh Cuttlbug embossing folder to add some texture. The pinks I used are Stampin Up's Rose Red and Regal Rose. I used my Spellbinders nestablities to cut the scalloped circle. I colored all the images in using Prismacolor markers and added stickles for all the glitter. In person this glitters like crazy, I hope that I was able to caputre that a bit at least in the photo. The patterned background paper is from a DCWV stack pack and the cool glitter dots on the sides are from Gina K.
Ok sorry to be quick with this post but DH needs the computer now. Off I go to work on another challenge. Stay tuned for more projects using some of the great supplies that Mothers and Daughters has to offer including more from Imaginisce and Serendipity Stamps!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Tonight I am having photo issues, I think someone changed a setting on the camera so I had to play around to get a somewhat decent photo. But I know it's still a bad photo today, sorry about that.
Anyhow, this took the weekly sketch challenge at Lizzie Anne and the SCS technique challenge. The LAD was the sketch but the twist is to add some distressing and the SCS challenge was the faux cloisonne technique.
I started with Stampin Up's Rose Red and added layers from there. The fancy green patterned paper is by Autumn Leaves (picked up a pack today at Target on sale!). I used the Blissful Blossoms and Far East sets from LAD. My distressing was on the edges I used my Ranger distressing tool. But also on the layer behind the flowers. I used vanilla and added some Ranger distress inks to it, and then ran it through the cuttlebug using the tiny bubbles. It looked cool, I swear until I ended up covering it up with the flowers.
This is the first time I tried the faux cloisonne technique. I remember seeing it (or something very close) on the Carol Duvall Show awhile back and I think it was Micheal Strong who did the demo. Anyhow, today I went searching for some floral photos in magazines and then used black and gold embossing powder. I think this card does look a bit better in person, probably due to my photo issues today. But overall I wasn't thrilled by it. I think I went overboard on the flowers, not sure my great idea of stacking the flowers worked out so well. I glued two flowers done, used pop dots on the rest to make them pop off the page. Oh well, I just went with it even if it is not the best! Maybe I will try again!
Monday, March 10, 2008
I hope you like my simple card today. I almost forgot I still had this one.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
This card I created for my little boy's birthday. Actually my Grandma asked me to make cards for my twins who turn 2 this month.
This card is using Stampin Up's Little Trucks set and Button Bear for the sentiment. I'm finding I am lacking sentiments and have to go back to some old stamps to find some.
I colored in the truck using my Copic markers. I added some google eyes for cuteness. The blue is Ballet Blue, yellow is Yo Yo Yellow and the patterned paper is from a DCWV stack pack. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background. The black ribbon is from my $1.00 ribbon finds at A.C. Moore. Finally I don't know if you can see it well but I actually scored criss cross lines on the yellow paper.
I sat down to start this card with Amy's weekly sketch. It's a great sketch and my creation was going that way. However, the image I used, the strips I cut it all didn't work well with her wonderful sketch and took a mind of it's own. But I did want to give inspiration credit where credit is due. Thanks Amy for the inspiration, sorry it didn't end up as your sketch. I will try again using another image.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
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I made this card using Beate's weekend sketch. These great chicks are by Hero Arts which I picked up at my LSS. I colored them in using Prismacolor markers and added glitter. I love love stickles! Wait till you see another duck I colored and used stickles. I hope you guys had a great weekend. I can't believe it's Sunday night again! :-) Off now to work on my next weekend challenge from Lauren's blog.
- Paper: DCWV, Stampin Up Ballet Blue
- Cuttlebug Embossing
- Stickles on the chicks
- Decorative Brads (source unknown, I think Making Memories)
- Green glitter dots (Gina K)