Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monkey w/Cocoa

I don't think I posted a picture of the card I made using my new Changito monkey stamp. This little guy is just too cute! I love the way they made him look like he is shivering. I used some old SU DP and the words from Like it a Latte. I hope you like it!

Monday, September 22, 2008

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Halloween Treats

I've been making Halloween goodies this weekend. Neither one of these projects include stamping. The first project I made was the 2-4-6-8 acetate box. This little project was so easy to make and I love the way you can see though the middle of the box. I had a bunch of these little foam guys that my mom had given me a while back. So I decided to use them to decorate the box. You can't see it, but there is a bat on the top of the box.
The second project is a mummy paint can. I pulled out the twill tape and just put it around the can. I glued the eyes on the twill tape and then added a little more twill around the eyes. I also used my sponge and brown ink to age it a little.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My Thriller Dance

OK, I just discovered our Thriller video was posted to youtube. I learned this dance and taught it to all the teachers who wanted to do it. We do a little talent show at the end of the school year and the teachers normally try to do a little something. I'm not sure how we will top this one! BTW- I'm in the middle with the striped shirt.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Boo Box

I used some of my new chipboard coasters to make this cute little "boo" box! I found the cute little poem on SCS that you can give to someone to "boo" them. I plan to fill this little box with some candy and "boo" two people at work. I can't wait until October to do it! Do you think it is too soon to do it? lol
I stamped the spider image and then I hand drew the spider web and used my marker blower thing (I don't know what it is called) to add the black speckles.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mouse Cookie

My order from Eclectic Paperie came today. Yippee! I got this new little mouse stamp, a new Changito monkey stamp, a round it all, and some chipboard coasters. I have been looking at HL for the round it all but they are always sold out when I get there. So I finally just broke down and ordered one. I figured the shipping would be cheaper than the gas to drive back and forth each week.
I just had to put this mouse to ink and see what I could come up with. The stamp is Art Gone Wild Mouse Cookie. He was too cute to pass up! I colored the image with my Kohinoor pencils. I also stamped the card base with my SU Canvas background stamp (it has been a while since I inked one of those up). I used my new round it all to round the corners of the image and DP. I added some DP, ribbon, a clip, and some pink brads. "Hello" is from my Papertrey Ink word set, which I stamped in choc chip. I'm tickled with this little guy! This isn't a stamp I've seen before either. I'll try to get a new Changito card made soon too! You guys know how much I love those stamps.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Happy Birthday Sonya

I came home from work a little early today because I was not feeling well. I've taken some medicine and I was sitting here in front of the computer. I thought I would share this cute little card I made for a co-worker. I sat down last night to make Sonya a birthday card. I had some in my stash but I wanted to make one especially for her. I used my new little turtle stamp and colored it with my Kohinoor pencils again. I just love those pencils and I don't know how I colored before I had them. They are so easy to blend and super easy to use! So I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the background. I thought this one was appropriate since it has flowers on it. Then I added some ribbon and a flower brad at the bottom. I was going to add 3 brads but they were a little big and I didn't want it to be overpowering. The inside is stamped with "happy birthday." I hope she enjoyed the card and her lunch! We always order lunch for our grade level on his/her birthday.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Mad Scientist Test Tubes

I am making these cute little test tubes for Halloween. I figured I would fill them with some candy or something. I used my new A Muse stamps on this project. The mad scientist cracked me up so I had to order him. For every year for the last several years we have had Scientist Day on Halloween at school. We do science experiments all day so I thought this little guy was so appropriate for me! So, I cut my circles out with my nesties. I stamped "Brewing up some fun" on the labels that came with the Martha Stewart test tubes. I also use my little tag gun to put the tag on the ribbon I put around the top of the tube.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Turtle's Flowers

Some of my new stamps came in the mail! Yippie! This one is Inky Antics Turtle's Flowers. I really haven't been feeling well today but I had to ink up this new stamp. I used some of my DP (pink) and garden green. I cut the circles out with my Nesabilities. The image was colored with my Kohinoor pencils and then I added a little glitter to the turtle's shell. I also got 3 large rolls of ribbon from Really Reliable Ribbon today. So I finally have white ribbon again!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Is it winter yet?

I pulled out this Bella that hasn't seen ink yet. I have seen her and bought her at the end of last winter. I finally made a card with it. I used words from Cold Play to go along with her. I colored the image with my beloved Kohinoor pencils. I also added Stickles on the "fuzzy" parts of the coat and boots. It looks much better IRL.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Owl Baby Card for Trace

I have been involved in several baby showers for my friend Trace. I have also made some cards for her and I have just about used all my baby stamps. We had a baby shower for her at school today and I needed a cute card. I used my Gina K Owl Love You set. I picked the one with the eggs! I also used little baby prima flowers and baby rhinestones. I colored the image with my Kohinoor pencils and punched the edges using my SU template. She really loved the card! And I'm so glad because all the baby stamps have been used except the twins stamp I have! lol

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

For Moma's Birthday

I pulled out the PTI stamps to make my mom a birthday card. I wanted to make a one of a kind card to send to her. I normally give her a lot of my extra cards to send herself. So I didn't want to send her a card she already had! I used some of my beloved Basic Grey paper and I pulled the colors from that. I really hope she likes it!
I'm also excited because I have several new stamps/toys coming my way! Check back for some new posts when they get here!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Another Verve Challenge

I made this card for the Meet the Verve Challenge on SCS. The challenged call for us to use some items that need some love. I'm pretty sure they meant to use old items, however, I used new things that needed some love! I picked up this DP at HL Monday an I had to use it. The funny thing is that I had the whole card put together except the stamped image. Normally I do it the other way around. So I pulled out my VV set that is my go to. I also got this brown satin ribbnon at Target this weekend. I got a roll of 15 yds. for $2.99. I just couldn't pass that up! Especially since I use brown on just about every card.

Monday, September 01, 2008


I made this card for the Bella Challenge BSC44 over on SCS. It was a sketch challenge, which are my favorites. I pulled out some old things as well as my new Michael's $1 stamps. I'm not too crazy about the $1 stamps because they aren't real crisp and they don't stay on the block too good. But what can you expect for $1!?! I used my old SU DP from last year, but I didn't have much left! I also used my nesties to cut out the circles and scallop circles.