Saturday, May 31, 2008
Beates Challenge and Unity Stamps
This card I made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I used the set "My Hero" from Treehouse Stamps. I really liked this set because I have a little boy and girl so thought it would be perfect for Father's Day cards and scrapbooking.
I started with SU River Rock and embossed with the distressed embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. The patterned paper and the cranberry background paper is by Making Memories as are the brads. I colored the image using Prismacolor Markers.
Today I also received my order from Unity Stamps. This company is fairly new and can I tell you how awesome it is! First off, I ordered my stuff on Thursday late in the day. The owner Angela posted a Random Special. When I saw that I had to jump on board. How psyched was I when I received my package of loot TODAY! You may have seen or read things about Unity. People have been saying their images are large and packaging wonderful! But you know how it is you never know for sure what things are like until you experience it for yourself right? I swear my jaw hit the desk when I opened the package. Here is a picture of my loot so you can see how awesome it looks:
So you definitely want to check out Unity Stamps! Of course since I'm a "day late and dollar short" I will miss out on an awesome DT call they are having. BUMMER! Oh well, maybe there will be other chances in the future, you never know. Let me know what you guys think of Unity.
I'm sure I'll have more rave reviews of Unity soon but for now let me run.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I started with SU River Rock and used CB embossing folder Swiss Dots. Has anyone seen the new folders coming out in June? I forget where but I saw them online. I hope that some of my local stores get them in! The patterned papers are from the DCWV stack pack called Nana's Kids and they are glitter papers which I love! I layered them with Close to Cocoa and Certainly Celery. The layered papers on the left are raised using pop dots as is the scalloped sentiment. I used the SU set "So Many Scallops". I've been finding I love this cute little set and it's so perfect because it works well with the SU scallop punch (which I think is the point!) but I do love that scalloped punch. The chipboard number I had in my stash and I think it was from a pack I got at Walmart a long time ago.
I have some cool things coming my way. I placed an order with Unity Stamps which I'm psyched about. I heard alot of good things about them. I will soon have some samples with the great new sets by Clear and Simple Stamps, coming June 1. And you will want to check out Mothers & Daughters Creations as they have added some fantastic new clear stamps by Imaginisce and they now carry the super cool papers by Core'dinations. Just as soon as I get the stamps in I will be sure to have samples posted.
Soon I will also post some blog candy!! I have to say I have some SU sets that I haven't used much if at all. What do you guys think, is it rude to offer blog candy on slightly used sets? (but in great condition!) I thought that might be better than trying to sell them, it would be nice to give them to someone who would like to have them. What do you think, you can be honest!
That's it for now!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Twins by the shore
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Anyhow, I started with Stampin Up's River Rock as a base. Used my Happy Birthday embossing folder for the Cuttlebug as my background. The pink layer under the cupcakes is SU Regal Rose with another piece of River Rock embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder for the CB. I stamped the cupcake three times (using Brilliance Graphite Black) and colored using Copics and Prismacolor markers. I then use Stickles for the sprinkles, rose and cupcake holder. The patterned paper is a glitter paper from a DCWV stack pack. I punched out flowers and added bling to the middle. The sentiment is by Inkadinkadoo. I used pop dots to adhere the base layer (under the cupcakes) and for the cupcakes themselves. So it does pop out and have some dimension to it.
The weekly cupcake challenges are fun, I have to start digging to see if I have more cupcakes to use. Taylor is starting with this past week to have a "Featured Cupcake Sampler", Jennifer of Jennifers Sweet Designs won this past week you should definitely check it out.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sorry to be so short but I'm really tired today and have alot planned over the weekend. I also want to get to work on some challenges and cards for publication calls.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
Gina K Sketch Challenge
This hippo is from the set "Just So Hippy". I used SU Regal Rose and Vanilla and cut the scalloped shapes using my nestablities. I used an 1/8inch punch to create the lace like border. The patterned by is from a DCWV glitter pack. I stamped the hippo on the striped one and cut out his rump. The entire background is a sheet from the glitter pack as well.
I was slightly off using the sketch so I hope I still qualify! The circle was supposed to stop at the end so it's not the full circle. Oh well, it's getting late so I just went with it.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Black Tie Challenge - MDC
There you have it. I had fun making an apron card again and this paper is fantastic. It would be great to make an elegant card or a fun card.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Gossip Gossip Gossip.....
Here is a scrapbook page of my 2 year old on the phone. I used stamps from Clear and Simple Stamps Gossip Girl. The turquoise background paper was in my stash so I apologize but I don't know the company. I'm sure it was from a pack I picked up in Michael's years ago. The striped paper is from a DCWV stack pack. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder for the background texture. The blue scalloped paper is by DCWV as well. I think I own all the packs, well almost! LOL! The glittery flowers I punched out again using a glitter paper in a stack pack by DCWV. The yellow brads are by Making Memories.
Thanks for looking!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a fun challenge with the Mothers & Daughters Creations Design Team.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Lauren's Weekly Sketch
The coolest part about this card is the layers. I have been using lots and lots of the pop dots or dimensionals lately to create layers. In person it's a great effect, sometimes harder to capture in a picture.
But here is a close up of the layers:
That's it for now.
Off I go to play with my new toy! I just got the Score Pal (finally!!). It was my Mother's Day gift from my husband.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Time to Relax
Check out those little flowers, don't they look awesome??? Can I tell you WHERE they came from??? I have some decorative (fake) flowers around. You would think that is the easiest and safest thing with kids around. Can put them in a basket, no one will eat something icky or break a vase. BUT (kind of funny) I have a basket in the small bathroom downstairs, however we also have the potties there for the kids. (I have 2 year old twins boy/girl) My little girl likes to sit on the potty (bravo that's great) and PICK the flowers off!!!! ARGH.... OK so I had to save the flowers as they were picked but they do look great on this card don't they??? Sigh.....
Here is the close up of the chair:
Well thanks for stopping by.
Don't forget to swing over to Mothers & Daughters Creations and check out all the other great Serendipity Stamps as well as stickles and basic grey.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
After I colored in the images I layered them. Check out this close up of the layers:
To the top layer I added Glitter!! I used Ranger Stickles to add the shine!! If you love glitter and haven't tried Stickles yet you must give it a try. I used to hate using glitter because of the mess but now I feel the need to put glitter on everything! LOLOL!
Finally here is a closeup of the caterpillar:
That's it for now.
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Gossip Girl's Gossip Notes
Here is an "altered" notepad using Gossip Girl by Clear and Simple Stamps. I had this cool "newspaper" patterned paper by 7 Gypsies for a super long time. I thought this would work perfectly. I used Christmas Red stickles to give her jacket some glittery shine. When I first saw this set I thought newspaper, diary, phone calls, chatty....
My project next up a little chatty 2 year old on the telephone scrapbook page!
Thanks for looking!
Details: 7 Gypsies patterened paper, Christmas Red Stickles, Chocolate Chip Paper (Stampin Up), Swiss Dots Embossing folder for the cuttlebug, Red cardstock (source unknown)
Monday, May 12, 2008
For this I used the flowers from the LAD set called Blissful Blossoms and the sentiment is from the set called Funky Floral. The base is Stampin Up's Blue Bayou. The middle patterned paper (layered on white) is from a DCWV stack pack and I embossed the flower from Blissful Blossoms on it in white. The background of the Blue Bayou is always white heat embossed. I added a sheer white ribbon and the sentiment.
This was definitely a fun challenge as it was great to watch the powder melt, I forgot how much I used to love that LOLOL!
Thanks it for now!
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Nana's Box of Goodies
The star frame I used paper by Daisy Bucket. I cut it out and adhered it on and then using the star template for the cuttlebug I cut out the star.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Happy Mother's Day!
This is the same layout I used for this card . I liked it and decided to make another one using different colors. Bliss blue is the blue layer with Regal Rose. I colored using Copics and added Stickles for the glitter. The flower pot is cut out using Washi paper by Hanko Designs and can be found here. The striped glitter paper is from a DCWV stack pack and the ribbon is from my finds at AC Moore. The background is embossed using my embossing folders in the "bug".
Sorry for the quick post today. Don't forget the sale at Mother's & Daughters goes through tomorrow, so check out this link for all the details.
Have a fantastic day!
Friday, May 9, 2008
Gossip Girl in the house
I embossed white card stock using the Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder. I stamped the image on white and colored in using Copic Markers then cut out using the rectangle nestablities. The pink I used is Regal Rose by Stampin Up. The patterned paper in the background is from a glitter stack pack by DCWV. I went through my ribbon stash and used this nice light ribbon for the added touch.
I had a lot of fun designing with my first set and will have more to come with Gossip Girl.
Thant's it for now, stay tuned....
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Riley lost his shorts...
I started with Stampin Up's Bliss Blue and used the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots for the background. The sand layer is sandpaper. I cut and ripped a great piece by Best Creations for the water layer. What is cool about this paper is I used it for two totaly different projects. It's hard to see in the photos but it has alot of great glitter. Remember when I used the butterfly on this project here. I colored Riley (Hanna Stamps) using Prismacolor and Copic Markers and added some Cinnamon Stickles to his antlers and hoofs. I cut the beach ball and shorts out from this glitter paper by Imaginisce called Feel The Burn. Well, that's it for now.
Thanks for looking!!!
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