Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monogram Gift Tin & Cards

I made an altered tin this week for a friend. She is going through a rough time and I wanted to send her a little something to brighten her day. I made this and some cards to match.

I made one set of cards using the same paper I used on the tin. The other set I used the paisley paper which has the same color scheme. I put her initials on them and was thinking she could use them as thank you notes or just to send a note to someone. I really hope she likes the set. I have to get a box to put in all in so I can get it mailed to her.

Monday, August 25, 2008

VSN Fancy Nancy

This card was made for the Fancy Nancy challenge VSN. I decided to go with the pink and silver color combo. I also colored the butterfly with my glitter pens and I added some flowers and bling. The background was embossed with my Cuttlebug embossing folder. I took a close up picture of the stamped image so you can see the glitter. The photos don't do this one justice.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

VSN The Color Purple

Here's the card I made for the Color Purple challenge for SCS VSN. I'm not normally a purple kind of girl. So I was looking through my paper and found this purple paper with a black tint to it. I knew this was what I needed. I embossed the Symbols of Solicitude stamped image faith. I also stamped the leaf image from Embrace Life on the background. It is a very simple card but I like the way it turned out.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I used my Gina K stamp set to make the card for the AUG08VSND challenge for Virtual Stamp Night. The challenge was to make a card with flocking or felt. I don't have any flocking, but Chris brought some stick on felt home the other day and said I might be able to use it on one of my cards.

So I ran it through the Cuttlebug with my Nesties and got a perfect circle for the moon. I colored the image with my Kohinoor pencils and blended it. Then I sponged the background with Night of Navy ink. I even added a little Crystal Effects on the eyes to make them shine.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I made a card tonight! This one is for the VSN challenge AUG08VSNC. I have never made a card like this. This is also the first time I've made one of these bookmarks with the big paper clip. This challenge was posted by Markie's Mom and she had a little tutorial on how to make this book mark into a card. There is very little stamping on this card because I used the cut outs that go along with the designer paper I used. This is some of my favorite paper!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Where have I been?

I know some of you have been wondering what happened to me! It has been a week or so since I posted. Well, school started back last week it was time for me to go back to work. The kids came back Wednesday. On top of not feeling great, the day at work was enough to wipe me out. I have come home every night and taken a nap until time to go to bed! I get up long enough to take my bath and move to the bed. I hope I'll be able to get back to my routine so I'll have some time to stamp.

I did make a couple of cards this weekend. The first one is using the cute little penguin stamp I found at my LSS for $0.99! I thought he was too cute so I had to get one. I also got the girl penguin with the hula skirt on, but I haven't used her yet.

I also made some monogram cards for myself. I loved the colors on the cards I made for Kelly that I had to make some for myself. So I made a set to keep at school in case I need cards to send while I'm there! I also made another set just like these for a friend at work who wanted some as well.

Arte y Pico Award

I was given the Arte y Pico by Ann at Creative Antics. Thank you for the aware Ann!

Here are the rules for the award: 1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. Remember to leave the person a comment or email to let them know they received the award.3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

I have a lot of blogs I visit so it is so hard to narrow down my choices! Here are the 5 blogs I have decided to award the Arte y Pico.

1. Angie at Chic n' Scratch

2. Faith at Stampin' With Markie's Mom

3. Sarah at Sarah's Creations

4. Kirsten at Confessions of a Naptime Stamper

5. Laura at Scrapnextras

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Blogging Award & Monogram Gift

I got a blogging award from Jackie. Click here to check out her blog! It was super sweet of her to give me the award and the wonderful comment about my blog. Thanks Jackie! Once you get tagged you have to tag others and here are the rules:

1. Only 5 people allowed
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog & live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award

And the awards go to...

I know I have several comments from most of these ladies. I appreciate all the comments every leaves. I guess it is just a little validation for me!

My friend, Kelly, asked me to make a set of monogram cards for her to give to her SIL. She is getting married and Kelly wanted to give her some cards with her new monogram. She said not to use bright colors and she left it open from there. So, this is what I came up with. I used some of my DP that I love! I used Old Olive for the base color. I also got to add some of the great ribbon my secret sis sent me this round. I just love that olive ribbon with the green stitch on the outside edge. I also made a little paper box to put the cards and envelopes in. I hope she likes it!