Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Selling some stamps

Well, I cleaned out my stamps and I have several sets I need to get rid of (so I can buy some more). The aren't getting any love at my house. They are all mounted and not used very much. They are all Stampin' Up stamp sets. If you are interested in any of them just send me an e-mail or post here.

All I Have Seen
Alphabet Soup
The Art of Life
Baby Firsts
Big Blossom
By Definition
Dots & Daisies Background
Haute Couture
In Full Bloom
On the Beach
On the Spot
Pick a Petal- Only used once
Print Pattern Background
Reverse Prints
Riveting- Never Used
Shapes & Shadows
Sparking Summer
Tags & More
Weather or Not
What's for Dinner
Winged Things


I had lunch with my mom today and when I got home I decided to check out the color challenge on SCS. Today's challenge is CC177, Groovy White Sands. I decided to use my Butterfly Kisses stamp set from PTI. I'm not sure why I've been making butterfly cards lately. So I stamped the paisley butterfly with my sahara sand and the words are stamps in Groovy Guava. I added a few brads in the corner after using my paisley cuttlebug embossing folder. This is a nice, simple card to make.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Pink Butterfly

I pulled out my Wonderful Wings set because it needed some love. I have some of them that haven't even seen ink! Can you believe that? So this is one that I have never used before. I colored it with my Koh-i-noor pencils and then used my glitter pen to add glitter to part of the wings. I did a close up of the butterfly so you can see the glitter I added.

I also dug through my little bag of prima flowers to find some to use on this card. And of course, I added some rhinestones to the flowers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gina K's 2nd Challenge

I couldn't resist using this set when I saw Gina K's 2nd challenge on SCS. I decided to keep the colors of the card a little dull so the ribbon pops a little more. I pulled colors from the ribbon and I used True Thyme and Sahara Sand. Then I added the ribbon that I haven't even used yet. I love ribbon and I have so much of it. A lot of it hasn't even been used! So I picked my ribbon first. This stamp set just cracks me up!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gina K Challenge #4

I finished Challenge #4 from the Gina K thread on SCS. It was another sketch layout. For some reason, when I was making this I thought it was an oval. Well, it ended up being a circle so I guess I changed it a little bit. I used my oval nesties to cut out the ovals.

Night Owls

I made this one for the Gina K Circle Challenge on SCS. If you note the time this was post was made you can see that this is truly a night owl card. I used my nesties to cut the not quite navy card base in a circle and the so saffron to look like the moon. I had this idea in my head and I just couldn't go to bed until it was done. I normally make 4 or more of the same card when I sit down and make them. But this just might be a one of a kind card because it was so difficult to cut around all those leaves. I am pleased with the result. Now... I'm off to bed!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Teachers Night Out

I just got home from girls' night out with the teachers from my school. We had a night of fun as a get together before school starts. We met and they had food for us, which I didn't eat. I won a door prize too- I got 2 movie tickets so Chris and I can go see a movie. We had a lot of fun hanging out and catching up since we've been out for the summer. We went to see Mamma Mia! and it was pretty funny. It wasn't something I would have picked but it was a good movie.
When I got home I had to finish this card I left unfinished to go to the get together. This is for the first Gina K challenge over at SCS. This first one was a sketch challenge. I do believe those are my favorite kind of challenges because I don't have to figure out a lay out and it helps me try something a little different from what I normally do. I just love this little pig from Gina K so I used it. I also added some prima flowers and rhinestones in the bottom corner. I rounded all the corners with my corner rounder. I hope you like it! I'll be doing the rest of the challenges tomorrow so check back for more!

Just Rite CPS #74

I made this card for CPS #74. I picked out my DP first, before starting the card. I tried to pick colors from the paper to use for matting and stamping. I used my Just Rite monogram stamp to stamp "Love" and the circle around it. I ended up using my Stampamajig to line up the circle around the word. It is hard to tell in the pictures but the circle is stamped in Choc Chip and the word is done in Cert. Celery. I added some brown brads I picked up at the LSS and some brown ribbon from Walmart. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Mojo Checked Out for the Night

See why I haven't posted in a little while? I've been working on Trace's baby shower invites. So far I have 15 made. I have 10 more to go and I ran out of red ribbon. So I have to order some more before I can finish them. So I put them away in little baggies and thought I would make something else.

I don't know but I think I've lost my mojo! I have seen so many cute cards on SCS with this little gator. So I thought I would try one myself. I'm not happy with the way this card turned out. I've not been feeling great lately. My CD is flaring and I think it is squashing my creative abilities. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

I ordered 2 new Changito monkey stamps today and I can't wait until they get here. I'm getting a Halloween monkey and the winter monkey w/hot cocoa. I start back to school the end of next week so I won't be posting near as often as I have this summer. I won't have near as much time to stamp when I actually have to work, lol!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Elzybell Hello!

I saw this cute little window card on Chin n' Scratch and I knew it would be perfect for my Elzybells! I used flower girl and stamped her inside the card. My new micron pens came in handy for doing the doodles around the square. I also used "a little note" at the bottom, but I didn't realize when I took the picture the stand covered that part.

Here is a picture of it on the inside. I used my Koh-i-noor pencils to color the image. I must say, I love those pencils. They blend so easy!!!

Ok, I went back and made another card so I wanted to add it to this post. I thought this would be a cute set of cards for someone. I hope you like them!

My Card for MTVD02

I saw this challenge for MTVD02 over on SCS. It is an inspiration challenge, so I took the colors and went from there. I had the SU DP that I wanted to use and I also added some glitter to Fluttering By. Those eyelets have been in my stash for a while and they went perfect with my colors so I used them. Now that I have my Crop-a-dile I find I use eyelets a lot more than I did before.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

for Trace

I was talking to Trace on the phone tonight and I told her I wanted to make her baby shower announcements. I was playing around with my stuff and came up with this Bella card. I wasn't really thrilled with the way it turned out. I just wasn't "right," if you know what I mean.

So, I got on SCS to see if I could find something that caught my eye and THIS is what I found. Mandypandy had made this cute little set of cards and I knew that was it. Trace's nursery is nautical so I whipped one up. I used my snap stamps to do the words and I punched them out with a word window. The boat is made with circles and squares cut in half. I used the line from my Papertrey Ink word set and stamped it in Chocolate Chip. Then I added lines with the white gel pen and some red brads/ribbon. I also stamped some waves on the Soft Sky water. I love it and I know she will too!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

MFT- Get Well

I made this card using my MFT stamp set Rain or Shine. I just love that set because of this little dog. I used paper piecing on the raincoat. I used celery to layer behind the DP I used (blue & dots). I added a little blue halo around the image. Maybe I should have done another color since everything is already so blue. Oh well!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Not Stamping Related...

I went to Rite Aid to pick up my medicine and I saw these notebooks! I love Happy Bunny and this notebook is so appropriate!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

1st Meet the Verve Diva's Challenge

I made this card for the Meet the Verve Diva's Challenge over at SCS. They gave the colors and left the rest wide open. I used my VV Petals & Stems to make this one. I also pulled out some of my chipboard (corners) and covered it with choc chip paper and then stamped some dots on it. This green twill that Trace gave me matches perfectly!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

One of a Kind

I just got this new SU set, One of a Kind. I made this card with it. I used Purely Pomegranate and Pretty in Pink. I stamped the small image and put it in the middle with a build a brad. I have had them for a while and haven't used them, but I love them now! I can make a brad to match anything! I also punched out the flowers and put a little bling in the center.

Lightening Struck

We had a terrible storm here yesterday and lightening struck a tree in the back yard. You can see where the tree is split and a big part of it is leaning over on some other trees. That can't be safe! There are trees down everywhere! The top of a tree broke and fell on my husband's truck. Thankfully it wasn't damaged! I love thunderstorms and I like to stand at the door and watch. Chris always fusses at me for standing at the window/door when the storm is going on because he doesn't want me to get hurt. I wish I could say the same for Bandit, my dog. He is terrified now just when it rains hard. So he had a rough day yesterday! Here is a picture of him today taking it easy, thankful there is no rain or thunder.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gina K Challenge GinaKSC123

Gina K posted a challenge on her blog and I had to give it a try! I pulled out this stamp because I haven't used it in a while. I pulled out some of my DP from My Mind's Eye that goes with the Real Red paper I used. I cut the ovals with my new nesties, which I love. I colored my image with Koh-i-noor pencils. I love these pencils because they blend so much easier than my Prismacolors. It makes it much easier for me to color the images and make them look the way I want!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Have Another Ice Cream

I made another MFT ice cream card last night. I used some more of My Mind's Eye DP from the pack I got the other day. I also used Pretty in Pink as my base color. I was so excited that all my nesties came in yesterday! I ordered the ovals, scallop ovals, circles, and scallop circles.
So I have to give them a try. Using my Cuttlebug, I cut the oval and the scallop oval for the main image. I also added pinkish, purplish glitter on the top and a pink rhinestone cherry.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ice Cream & Another Mojo45

Here are some cards I made last night. I have been seeing some really cute cards on SCS using the ice cream from MFT Here's the Scoop. As you can see from the first pictures, I added lots of glitter and a little bling to make this ice cream look like you could eat it!

For the background I used paper from my new pack (made by My Mind's Eye). The green glass reminds me of the little dessert cups my mom always put dessert in when I was a kid. It is a little green for this color scheme but I had to leave it! Anyway, I used True Thyme for the base and layering.

I also gave the Mojo45 Challenge another try too. I didn't all the scallops at the bottom but I used the same general lay out. I colored Bella's body, hair, and bag. Then I did paper piecing for her bikini and towel. I like the way it tied the image in with the DP I used. I don't normally use these peachy pink colors a lot.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Monogram Pouch

I made this little project late last night and I really hope the person I made it for loves it! A while back I made a little pouch like this with small scrapbook page protectors. So I pulled them out again and made another one. I just cut the designer paper to go inside and a solid piece of CS to go on the back and wrap around the top. There is also a small piece of velcro under the flap to hold it down. I didn't put a ribbon handle on this one but I have in the past. I thought this looked fine without one.

These are the cards I made to go inside. I used paper from My Minds Eye and SU regal rose CS. And this is the final project all put together!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Color Challenge CC174

I went to Trace's house today to stamp. We ended up going to Hobby Lobby and getting a few things. I bought another package of My Mind's Eye designer paper (like I needed more). When I got it home I found the perfect paper to go with the color challenge today.
So, I made this one for the color challenge on SCS. The colors to use were Groovy Guava, Choc Chip, and Barely Banana. I don't think the picture does this one justice, but the paper really does match IRL. I also added some glitter to the butterfly. You can't tell, but I cut out a butterfly and folded the wings up a little so it is actually 3D.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Taking the Plunge

I made this card for my dad. For those of you who don't know, I have been to the Mayo twice this summer. I have been having digestive problems for years and years. I went to the Mayo in Florida twice this summer and I have been through lots of tests. The doc called me last week and told me I have Crohn's. It wasn't a surprise but it wasn't exactly the news I wanted. So, I think Gina K made this set especially for me! Not only does it fit my "problem" it fits my twisted sense of humor. I had to make this card for my dad because if it wasn't for him I wouldn't have been able to go to the Mayo. I hope he likes his potty card!

Mojo45 Challenge

I made this one for the Mojo Challenge on Poetric Artistry. I love her challenges and this week she is giving away a stamp set! I love the Verve stamps so I had to enter.
I used kraft for the base. I also used pretty in pink, chocolate chip paper, and Basic Grey DP. Since I didn't have the punch to make the scalloped edge at the bottom I cut out choc chip using the lace border die I bought when I first got my CB. I also added a little bling next to "mwah." I don't think the picture does this one justice!

Gina K & A Card for my Niece

My new Gina K stamp set came in this weekend and I couldn't wait to make a card. As some of you know, I have Crohn's disease, which causes me to spend a lot more time than I'd like in the bathroom. I know, that might be TMI, but I thought this set was perfect for me and my twisted sense of humor. So I finally ordered it! When it came in I thought this would also make a perfect card for my niece, who is potty training. I'll be sending this one to her when she goes in the potty like a big girl. I added 2 eyelets around the bottom of the potty and some cute little clips I had and never used.

I also ordered some Nestabilities this weekend and I can't wait for them to come in. I have seen so many projects using them and have been thinking about getting some for a while.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

My New MFT Set

Here is the first card I made with my new MFT stamps Call Me. I used paper piecing for the chair and wallpaper. I wonder what I was thinking to cut all that out! I like the way it turned out so I guess it was worth all the cutting! I used the CB embossing folder to do the dots on the background and I cut out the tag with my CB. Since I didn't really have any ribbon that matched this I used paper to make faux ribbon.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

My First CD Tin

I went to my LSS today looking for something to make for a swap I'm doing. It is a neat swap because you make something for just one person. So I found these cute little CD tins. I have seen them on SCS but I have not made any myself. So I bought 2 to play with.

This is what I came up with. I covered it with DP in chocolate chip. I put a strip of cc cardstock and then I covered a chipboard letter with more DP. I really hope the girl I'm sending it to likes it. I wanted to send something a little more than just a card that is required. Like I said, this is the first one I made and I really like it. It is a cute little tin and now it is personalized.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Rain or Shine

Here is another card using my other MFT stamp set. This one is called Rain or Shine. I loved it because of the cute little dog. I have the perfect person in mind for this card. I have been thinking about what I wanted to do on this one so it turned out just like I wanted it to. I used Choc Chip and Ruby Red Stampin' Up cardstock to go along with this DP I picked up at my LSS. I wanted to put some ribbon on it but I'm out of Choc Chip ribbon. I'm so sad because it isn't in the SU catalog any more so I'm not sure where I'm going to find some. I used my Kooh-i-noor pencils to color this image and I love how they help me become a better colorer (is that a word? lol). I used the Gina K tutorial and I'm doing much better. I hope the person who gets this one enjoys it!