Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Image Unity Stamp Co.
Paper: SU & Basic Grey
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Isn't this angel beautiful? I love it. First off I flipped the sketch. Then I stamped her and colored with Copics. I used my Spica glitter pens to add glitter to her wings and horn, not sure how well it shows in this picture. My pattern papers are by Basic Grey and for the little flowers I punched out from black cardstock and added a bling sticker in the middle. I put this gal in a frame instead of making a card. I thought this would make a nice "picutre" in the house.
I have some fun and exciting news to share with you. Lauren has decided to have a group who will use her sketch each week. We all know her creations are beyond amazing, but she wanted to have other people's take on her sketches as well. Great idea huh? And guess what? I get to be a part of that!! WOO HOO! I'm psyched it should be fun. Lauren is such an awesome inspiration to all stampers and she is so super sweet as well. Thanks Lauren!
If I left something out or have any questions please let me know. Well that's it for now! Tomorrow I will have to brag about a great adhesive product I've had a chance to try, so stay tuned....
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
kit of the month - "It's the Little Things" from Unity Stamps. The kit of the month sets are limited sets and are available only during their release month then gone forever! How cute are these owls? I decided to do the Joy Fold card by Beate Johns the tutorial was posted this past Wednesday on SCS here... I love these fold and flap type cards.
This cool looking patterned paper (Memory Keepers) I actually picked up at Marshalls! They had a bunch of scrapbooking supplies there real cheap of course! This came as a pack and I was not sure what else was in the pack. Actually it was this same pattern and about 30 sheets of it! LOLOL!! Well, it might come in handy for fall designs.
I heat embossed the frame, owls and mushroom. The striped paper is Basic Grey and the solid papers are Stampin Up!
Here is the inside of this "joy fold" card:
I know it turned out a bit plain on the inside but not too bad. The tree and sentiment are also by Unity from their ecoChic kit.
Today I joined the SCS Fan Club FINALLY! SO I have been checking out all that great stuff and starting playing in the Dirty Dare '08! Woo Hoo!! Where you at the release party for Gina K last night? I popped in and out but saw the new sets, OMG how awesome are they! I love them and need to get an order in ASAP!
Well that's it for now!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
This week it was a sketch challenge / Bo Bunny challenge. Here is the awesome sketch that Lynda created for us to use:
My thought was to use the large rectangle to "showcase" a cool paper by Bo Bunny and the circle for a stamped image. Here is what I came up with:
I started with SU Wild Wasabi, I thought that matched nicely with the green in the paper. The blue paper that has the swiss dot cuttlebug is also by Bo Bunny as is the white polka dot piece in the upper right. This floral image is by Serendipity. I colored using Copics and added Stickles then punched out and placed on a piece of Wild Wasabi punched with the SU scallop punch. The sentiment is by Imagainisce. Have you checked out this line of clear stamps yet? They are super cool! The cool little brads on the left are I believe by Making Memories. I had them in my stash and the do have a green gem in the middle, sorry it does not show clearly in this picture. I think that covers it. If I missed something pls always feel free to let me know.
This was a fun sketch! Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog as well as the other members of the design team: Cindy, Jennifer, Linda, and Tamara. We would love for you to play along, be sure to link your creations to the Challenge blog for a chance to win this awesome Bo Bunny Prize package:
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Here is my take on this week's scrapbook sketch in the Unity Forum. Check out the sketch here.. This page uses 3 Unity Kits: Floral Fantastical (butterfly) and Beach Day and Little Labels 2. I used glitter on the "happiness" sentiment. It was my cool glitter and glitter pen by Bo Nash that I picked up at a stamp show in June. I colored the shell with Copics and added light pink stickles. Sorry if the picture does not show all the shine and glitter very well I think I had lighting issues on this one. For the background I used the Distressed Background Unity Stamp! They were on back order and I just received it the other day, it rocks!
Well that's all I have for now!
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Monday, July 21, 2008
How funny but cute is this little guy? This is a part of the DoodleFactory Tropics at Starving Artistamps. He just cracks me up. It was really cool because a few weeks ago I went to a stamp show and got to meet Tracey of Starving Artistamps. Super nice, but poor thing was feeling under the weather that day. While there I finally (I know I don't know what took me sooo long) picked up some of these awesome DoodleFactory guys. I will definitely have to get more! I colored him up with Copics and added stickles to the skirt and lei.
The sketch that I used is Lauren's Saturday sketch here. I had this guy all colored and glittered up so I thought he'd be perfect for her sketch. I didn't use the circle or sentiment though but added the little flowers instead. The base is SU Wild Wasabi and the awesome patterned paper is from the Obscure pack by Basic Grey. The little "gems" are The Robin's Nest jewels. I picked up two bottles at the stamp show as well but I apologize I forget which vendor it was.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This is a lovely birthday RAK I received from Jennifer of Jennifer's Sweet Designs. How awesome is that? THANKS JENNIFER I really appreciate it!
The big birthday weekend was nice, got out to see Dark Knight and had a nice dinner. I've been looking up all sorts of fun from CHA checking out all the new stuff coming out! Some exciting stuff.
I'm sure you have see many links with some awesome photos here are two that I've checked out:Limelight AND Shopping Diva. If you know any please share I would love to check out more.
Well I didn't have stamping time today but did get a few images colored and glittered yesterday so hopefully I will have some play time tomorrow!
thanks for stopping by and thanks again to Jennifer for the sweet RAK!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
The butterfly papers are by SEI and the others are by Basic Grey from the Sugared Collection. The brown is Stampin Up chocolate chip. The little "hello" sentiment is by Scenic Route it's part of a cute little set called Thanks.
Now for some close ups. I used some cool bling blings and pearly things on these cards. I also used some stickles (I had to!) on the large patterned butterfly.
Here are all 4 cards only:
Next we have a close up to show you the awesome little pearls I've attached on the two small flowers.
Here is yet another close up showing you some bling on the little heart in this one:
Finally, here is my close up of the holder which I made from the nesties and used ribbon by Bo Bunny on the top and sides to hold it close.
I think that covers it for this week's challenge! I had fun playing with the nesties and the great papers and bling from MDC! Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog to check out the creations of all the DT members listed in one spot. But don't forget all these gals have fantastic blogs so be sure to swing by their blogs to say hello as well - Cindy, Jennifer, Lynda, Tamara.
That's it for now!
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The design team has a little challenge of their own going on as well. We were challenged to make a 4th of July themed card using any one of the awesome Darlings. I decided to make a very nontraditional wedding card and use the I Do Darling. For this project I decided to use the gate fold type of card. Here is the outside of my card.
I used paper I picked up at the Target dollar spot and my flowers from the bridal section at Michael's. I colored the flowers with red and blue copic markers and added some red ribbon (source unknown) to hold the "gates" closed.
Here is the inside of the gate card to reveal the I Do Darling. I first colored her in using Copic markers and used lots of stickles glam it up a bit. Of course had to add more of those awesome Copic colored flowers and the sentiment from the set. I used SU dimensionals to adhere her to the inside so there is a bit of depth to it.
Check out the close up of the darling below, which shows all the great glitter.
So hop to it and check out the challenge. I hope you can play, let me know if you do.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to get a bit more play time this week and have some Unity samples and samples from some really cute images I picked up this weekend while at a stamp show.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, July 11, 2008
This butterfly is one of the Treehouse singles. I colored her in with copic markers and added some stickles to her wings. I cut her out using my circle scalloped nesties, Regal Rose is the larger layer. This awesome glittery paper is by SEI and I mounted that on Chocolate Chip paper. Swiss Dot embossing folder gave me the background, ribbon by American Crafts and once again Chocolate Chip as the mount for the card.
I like how this came out, especially since I cranked it out fairly quickly!
That's it for now! As always thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Here is the close up of this flower "painted' with Perfect Pearls:
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