Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Watercolored Beach

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Here's my first go at the 'No Copics, No Problem' watercoloring. See a fabulous tutorial by Julie Buhler HERE.
I reeeeally like this way of coloring!

Stamps ~ Stamps Happen, Inc. Beach Chair
Paper ~ watercolor paper, chocolate chip, PTI Aqua Mist
Ink ~ black, SU Markers
Accessories ~ hemp, water brush

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

An Award!

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Thank you so much Sandy and Julie for passing along this award to me!
How very thoughtful!
Sandy has a fabulous blog, you can find it HERE.
And, go chick out Julie's cool blog HERE.

Now, the rules of the award are:

1. Pick 5 blogs that I consider deserve the award for 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/her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
4. The 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.
5. To show these rules.

I am passing this award on to:

Linsey Outside the Lines
Amanda Amanda's Inkspirations
Sarah Simply Creative Stuff
Jody Confessions of a Ribbon Addict
Tracy Eat, Sleep, Stamp

Go Check This Out!!!

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Wanna win some nesties???!!!!

Go check out my friend's blog HERE and see how!! AND, mention that I sent you when you enter and I'll get an extra entry!

These are what 7 of my cards look like:

Stamps ~ Stamps Happen, Inc. #60041 A Child is Born
Paper ~ white
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Spica AtYou gold glitter pen for the star, COPICS: E37 Sepia, E21 Baby Skin Pink, SU Markers: more mustard, creamy caramel
Accessories ~ gold cord, watercolor pencils, baby oil

Monday, April 28, 2008

Coloring with Baby Oil!!

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This is for Beate's WSC45.

And, this is my first go at using baby oil with watercolor pencils! See a great tutorial by Denise HERE.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps ~ garden riley, studio g
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, DCWV dp
Ink ~ black, chocolate chip
Accessories ~ Spica AtYou silver glitter pen, ribbon, dew drops, scallop scissors, ticket corner punch, brown brads, word wondow punch, cuttlebug paisley folder, dimensionals, watercolor pencils, baby oil

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tier of Treats

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I had a fabulous surprise in my mailbox last week from Janice! (aka catcrazy on SCS) I had been looking all over for Hershey's cinnamon chips and she sent me two bags!!! THANKS JANICE!

This will be on it's way to her soon.

Here is a close up so you can see how everything is glittered, glazed or stardusted:

Stamps ~ Fancy Flexible Phrases, Tier of Treats (from PIF Stamped Images Thread!!)
Paper ~ white, real red, basic black, barely banana
Ink ~ black, Copics: cool shadow, SU Markers: certainly celery, pretty in pink, barely banana, close to cocoa, creamy caramel
Accessories ~ Copic Spica AtYou red and silver glitter pens, glaze pen, stardust pen, red satin ribbon, ticket corner punch, silver brads, slit punch, 1/16th hole punch, cb swiss dots and thank you folder

Friday, April 25, 2008

First Scor-Pal Card

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Just got my Scor-Pal Tuesday!!! So, had to try it out!

There is dazzling diamonds glitter on the white flowers on the bird adhered with the quickie glue pen.
And a self adhesive rhinestone for the eye.

The sentiment is by A Muse. I just LOVE the font used for this sentiment.

Stamps: Inkadinkado Birds Galore, A Muse sentiment
Paper: white, pink passion
Ink: pink passion, black
Accessories: Score-Pal, quickie glue pen, dazzlind diamonds, self-adhesive rhinestone, pink organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Soft and Sweet Mother's Day

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Just playing with my new Inkadinkado Birds Galore set (from my Mom!!) and this A Muse sentiment that I just LOVE!!!

There is dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers and pearl accents in the corners.

Stamps ~ Inkadinkado, A Muse
Paper ~ white, barely banana, SU dp
Ink ~ bliss blue, black
Accessories ~ ticket corner punch, pearls, quicikie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, white organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cheery Birthday!

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There is dazzling diamonds glitter on the cake for a bit of added sparkle.
The balloons were embossed in clear and then cut out. This card just sort of happend, I started with the pink cake and went from there. It was a fun card to create as I went!

Stamps ~ Birthday Whimsy, Little Hellos
Paper ~ white, pink passion, green galore, black, The Paper Studio
Ink ~ pink passion, black
Accessories ~ SU ribbon, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, ticket corner punch, cuttlebug swiss dots folder, dimensionals, word window punch, white embroidery floss

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, Moo!

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This will be my Moo's Mother's Day card for this year. She's already seen it so I can go ahead and post it!

This is for Julee's Mojo 33 Sketch.

The 'happy Mother's day' stamp is a new A Muse stamp!

Got the black scallop rectangle punch from the PIF Stamped Images thread over on SCS. Come check it out! Under Swaps, Everything Else...currently in round 26.

Stamps ~ Garden Silhouettes, Fancy Flexible Phrases, A Muse
Paper ~ white, black, purely pom, unknown dp
Ink ~ black, old olive, SU Markers: cert. celery, bravo burgandy
Accessories ~ clear dew drops, ticket corner punch, small flower punch, self adhesive pearls, dimensionals

Friday, April 18, 2008

Featured on a Blog

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How cool is this?!!

I'm featured on a blog this weekend! Head on over to BeCentsAble, there are going to be a couple of drawings for the cards/pens pictured above! You can find the article HERE.

I've recently started couponing, CVSing, etc and getting some amazing deals thanks to my friend over at Milk Allergy Mom. Hi Jamie!! BeCentsAble found me from Jamie's blog. If you're interested in how to score some great deals, check out the blog links over on the right side.

Thank you to BeCentsAble for this opportunity!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Recipe for You're Such a Hoot:
Stamps ~ Stamping Bella
Paper ~ white, basic black, chocolate chip, PTI aqua mist, Tres Jolie Baby Boy Plad
Ink ~ black, color box chalk chestnut roan, SU Marker: Apricot Appeal, COPICS: colorless blender, E21 Cool Shadow, E21 Baby Skin Pink, E57 Light Walnut
Accessories ~ ticket corner punch, antique copper brads, clear dew drops, brown ric rac, dimensionals, pen, sticky strip, sticky sheet, microbeads, dazzling diamonds, pentel pen

Recipe for Like it a Latte:
Stamps ~ Like it a Latte
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, The Paper Studio
Ink ~ Close to Cocoa, Versamrk
Accessories ~ clear ep, ticket corner punch, brown brads, cb d'vine swirls folder, brown satin ribbon, dimensionals, word window punch


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Allison from Stampin When I Can has gathered some gals to start a site called Stamping Links to Love.

Links, all in one place, and it's continuously updated!
There are sections for: Tutorials, Candy, Challenges, Designs and Favorites.
Go check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


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Just got this Rubber Romance diva in the mail this week and had to ink her up! I got mine from HERE.

Robin is stylin' in her haute couture courtesy of PTI's Spring Line. ;)

The leash is colored in with a Copic Spica AtYou glitter marker in silver and the doggy has a rhinestone collar.
There are two pearls in the top corners. The bottom is embossed with one of the small folders from the cb fancy corners set.

Stamps ~ Rubber Romance
Paper ~ white, blace, PTI aqua mist, PTI patterned paper
Ink ~ Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black, Spica atyou silver glitter marker, COPICS: E21 baby skin pink, E57 light walnut, E37sepia, colorless blender
Accessories ~ pearls, rhintstone, PTI twill, ticket corner punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Happy Bee-Day!

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This is for Beate's WSC43.

The bee wings have dazzling diamonds on them!
Go the bee image, sentiment and black scallop square from the PIF Stamped Images Thread over on SCS!
Come check us out ~ currently in round 25!
(In the Forums, under Swaps, Everything Else)

Stamps ~ Stampendous
Paper ~ white, gable green, black, Making Memories Brooke Paisley
Ink ~ black, SU Markers: Pretty in Pink, Gable Green,, COPIC: E21 Baby Skin Pink
Accessories ~ white polka dotted green brads, ticket corner punch, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, polka dot organdy white ribbon, word window punch, scallop circle punch, dimensionals, CB folders: Paisley, Swiss Dots, scallop scissors

Go Enter!

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There is a fabulous giveaway on L'il Buck's Creations ~ go enter!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

TLC163 - Stacked Ribbon

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This is for TLC163 - Stacked Ribbon.

I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the bottom...can't remember the name of the folders, it was a set of four small flowery ones.

The main panel is up on dimensionals as well as the little monkey.

Got the monkey image from the PIF Stamped Images thread over on Swaps under Everything Else, come join the fun! (Currently in Round 25)

Stamps ~ CC Designs Monkey Love, Studio g Clear Set from M's $ bin
Paper ~ white, kraft, old olive, K and Co Classic K McKenna Mat Pad
Ink ~ black, chocolate chip, COPICS: colorless blender, E21 baby skin pink, E37 Sepia, E57 light walnut
Accessories ~ cuttlebug and embossing folder, ribbon, hemp, word window punch, brown brads, dimensionals

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ribbon Ring and Ribbon Shoes

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See that yummy ribbon hanging from my lamp? It's all on my Ribbon Ring! I recently won a Ribbon Ring from Sarah over at 2 Paws Design. Thank you SO MUCH Sarah!

The ribbon is on these little cards:

I just love having this ribbon out where I can see it. This is by no means all my ribbon. But I had some small spools of ribbon that I just seem to forget about so this gets it out so I remember it. And, I think it's a great decoration!

Be sure to go check out Ribbon Ring!! I just love the picture on the home page of those rings of yummy ribbon!

AND...Ribbon Shoes!
Found these at Target today for $14.97!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Paisley Thank Yous

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Needed a couple of thank yous...these are similar to the one a couple of posts below but changed it up a bit with all the paisley.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps ~ Much Appreciated
Paper ~ White, SU dsp, MM dp
Ink ~ VersaMark
Accessories ~ slit punch, 1/16th hole punch, prima, brads, white ep, scallop oval punch, dimensionals

Saturday, April 12, 2008

My first RR Diva Card!

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This is for Mojo32 (sketch) over on Julee's blog Poetic Artistry.

My first Rubber Romance card!! You'll be seeing more of the RR Divas...I have Robin and Bunnie on the way! You can get them from the owner's Etsy shop HERE.

The vanilla card base is embossed with the CB D'vine Swirls folder.

Her coat and bag are paperpieced and there is a pearl 'closure' for her tie around her waist.

The 'Tiffany' layer is popped up on dimensionals.

The rain doesn't seem to give Tiff a bad hair day!

Stamps ~ RR ATC Size Tiffany, Noteworthy, Heidi Grace Winnifred St.
Paper ~ Vanilla, Black, K&Company Classic K McKenna Mat Pad
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Copics: Colorless Blender, E21 Baby Skin Pink, E57 Light Walnut, E37 Sepia
Accessories ~ pearls, organdy ribbon in black and vanilla, cuttlebug d'vine swirls folder, dimensionals

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thank you Di!

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I won some primas from Di Hickman's Blog so this is on it's way to her!

Got this scallop rectangle punch out from the PIF Stamped Images thread!! Come check out the fun...on SCS, under Swaps, Everything Else, currently in Round 24!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!!

Stamps ~ Much Appreciated
Paper ~ white, appricot appeal (thanks to Wish RAK!), chatterbox greehouse stripes
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie
Accessories ~ ribbon, slit punch, 1/8" hole punch, prima (from Di!), gold brad, dimensionals

Thursday, April 10, 2008

More Hippos!

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This is a gift set for a co-worker of my DH. They have a baby girl due any day now!!!

THIS is the bestest beaded pen tutorial by Emily Giovanni.

Stamps ~ Pun Fun, Curvey Verses, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper ~ white, pretty in pink, close to cocoa, SU dp
Ink ~ basic black
Accessories ~ CB paisley folder, ribbon, dimensionals, scoring blade, sizzix alpha bars, xyron, microbeads, dazzling diamonds, red liner tape, double sided sticky sheet

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A 1st Birthday Hippo

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It's my nephew's 1st birhday!

I stamped this little hippo on the dp and them cut him out. I also stamped him on bordering blue to get the blue bow, cut it out and glued onto the hippo.
He was a little flimsy so I ran him through the Xyron and them stuck him to white cardstock and cut him out again.
Then I popped him up on the scallop rectangle that I got from the PIF thread on SCS. (It's the PIF Stamped Imaages (& punches) thread under Swaps, Everything Else. We are currently in Round 24!! So much fun, come join us!)
The rectangle is then popped up on the main card base.

Got that yummy ribbon for $1 at M's on Monday!
(I also got some in lavendar!!)

Stamps ~ Pun Fun
Paper ~ white, bordering blue, barely banana, SU dp
Ink ~ basic black
Accessories ~ ribbon, dimensionals, Sizzix number dies, CB Paisley folder

And here's what I did with those flowers I got from Michaels...

Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Last VSN card

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Another one from VSN! This was a paper piecing challenge. The umbrella, boots and dress are all pieced with the new PTI pink patterns.

If I could do it over, I'd leave off the white brads. Did those before the dew drop 'raindrops.' Maybe just make a squiggle with the white sharpie or something.

Lovin' the new PTI colors!!!

Stamps ~ billybootabella, inkadinkado marcella by k happy occassions set, (thank you), autumn leaves swirls v.2 by rhonna farrer (swirls in the bg)
Paper ~ white, PTI berry sorbet, PTI sweet blush, PTI pink patterns paper
Ink ~ basic black, PTI berry sorbet, PTI sweet blush, COPICS: E21 baby skin pink, E37 sepia, E57 light walnut
Accessories ~ dew drops, white brads, ticket corner punch, mini glue dots, dimensionals, PTI berry sorbet twill

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sale at Michael's!

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Ok, this probably isn't news to anyone, but in case you haven't heard ~ There's a pretty good sale at M's this week!
Cuttlebug and CB stuff ~ 50% off!
Cricut cartridges ~ 50% off!
Lots of good ribbon sales....
Punches ~ 40% off
Scrapbooking Storage ~ 40% off
Tools ~ 50% off...this includes the Crop-A-Dile, Marvy heat tool and MM tool kit!

Here's an ad.

I went this a.m. and got 2 CB folders, 1 die set, a tabletop tote, 5 spools of ribbons, some blending stumps and the above silk daisies for .79 a stem!

I have no connections to M's....just wanted to pass along the news!

ETA: Sale prices April 6 ~ 12, 2008.

Loving VSN! Red Carpet Sparkle!

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Here's another card from VSN! This was for APR08VSNM ~ Rolling out the Red Carpet.

The dress is red glitter!!!
A classy litte shoe is dangling from the red brad on the right of the dress.
Happy Birthday is embossed in red and there is a self-adhesive rhinestone for the dot of the 'i' in Birthday.

Stamps ~ Stampabilities Dress F11123, Sincere Salutations
Paper ~ Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, SU dp
Ink ~ Versamark
Accessories ~ the essential glue pad, red glitter, shoe charm, red brads, self-adhesive rhinestone, red satin ribbon, corner rounder, dimensionals

Sunday, April 6, 2008

First VSN!

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April VSN is happening over on SCS this weekend. This was my first time to participate!
VSN is Virtual Stamp Night. Callenges are posted on the hour Friday night from 6pm to 11pm and then Saturday as well from noon until 11pm. You have 45 mins to complete each challenge (you can do them at any time but are restricted to 45 mins.) You have until 11pm to upload your creations to SCS.

Stamps ~ MFT Boho Blossoms
Paper ~ white, PTI Aqua Mist and patterned paper
Ink ~ PTI aqua mist
Accessories ~ PTI twill, ticket corner punch, heidi swapp edge distresser, pearls, dimensionals

Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Happy Hello

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I did this a while back. Got the idea from someone (can't remember who, sorry!) to stamp the background at angle.
The white piece with the flowers is covered in clear ep for a little shine.

This card is on it's way today to an SCS PIF friend of mine who shattered her wrist Thursday night......Hi Ellen, you're in my prayers for a speedy recovery and sending {{{HUGS}}}!!!

Have a great weekend!

Stamps ~ Happy Harmony, French Script
Paper ~ White, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke
Ink ~ Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, SU Markers: not quite navy, always artichoke
Accessories ~ Clear ep, ribbon, primas, hodgepodge hardware

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Allison's Dotty Challenge

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This is for Allison's 'Dotty' Challenge on her blog. I used dotted organdy ribbon and the swiss dots CB folder.

This card by scrapnextras was my inspiration.

Everything is popped up on dimensionals. There is dazzling diamonds glitter on the bee, center of flower and big heart.
Thanks for looking!

Stamps ~ Merci
Paper ~ Kraft, white, regal rose
Ink ~ basic black, SU Markers: black, regal rose, certainly celery, almost amethyst, so saffron, apricot appeal
Accessories ~ dimensionals, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, polka dot white organdy, scallop oval punch, coluzzle, CB swiss dots folder

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My DSS is One of a Kind

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This is on it's way to my DSS Big Sis, this was the reveal month.
My awesome sis is Jenifer VanPelt and she sent me this bella!!! (and other amazing goodies!!!)

I had so much fun paper piecing the umbrella, dress and boots!

Stamps ~ billybootabella, one of a kind, like it a latte
Paper ~ white, lovely lilac, PTI aqua mist, SU dsp, MM Meg Paisley
Ink ~ black, PTI aqua mist, COPICS: E21 Baby skin pink, E57 light walnut, E37 Sepia
Accessories ~ ticket corner punch, slit punch, white brads, ribbon, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

FS60 Birthday Latte

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This is for FS60 over on SCS. HERE is the card I chose to CASE.

This birthday latte is on its way to a dear gal that I worked with up in Illinois. She's a Starbucks fan so I think she'll like it!

There is dazzling diamonds glitter swirled through the 'steam'. The cup and cream are popped up on dimensionals.

Mmmm.....and my house smells heavenly from those French Vanilla beans you see in the picture!

Hope you're having a great week!

Stamps ~ Like it a Latte, Warmest Regards
Paper ~ vanilla, K & Co. McKenna Mat Pad
Ink ~ Close to Cocoa
Accessories ~ Ribbon, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals