Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bella Sketch Challenge

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There was a pajama party last night on SCS at the Stamping Bella forum for some new releases!! Go check out the Cilla Rose Collection! There are also coordinating sentiments. I just love the thinking chair, the hanging sign.....etc!

This card is for the Sketch Challenge from the PJ Party. I used my Island Blossom Dew Drops for the first time. And used the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen to outline the little dog in SU Dazzling Diamonds. The card measures 5x5.

I got this FABULOUS Walkabella image from the PIF Stamped Images thread at SCS.
Come join us! In the forums under: Swaps, Everything Else... currently in Round 11!!

Stamps ~ Noteworthy, Walkabella
Paper ~ White, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, The Paper Studio pink/orange small flowers
Ink ~ black, Copic E21 Baby Skin Pink, SU Markers: Pale Plum, Apricot Appeal, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray, Creamy Caramel, Close to Coca
Accessories ~ quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, dew drops, dimensionals, corner rounder, mini glue dots

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Acetate and Velvet!

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This card had a couple of firsts for me...stamping on acetate and a velvet brad!
Be sure to use StazOn when stamping on acetate.
This card is a CASE of craftycaro. You can see her card HERE. Her card is just beautiful!!

Happy Stamping!!

Stamps ~ Autumn Leaves Swirls v.2 by rhonna farrer, $1 studio g clear stamps from Michael's
Paper ~ Blush Blossom, Chatterbox Greenhouse Stripes and reverse side
Ink ~ Basic Black, StazOn black
Accessories ~ acetate, black brads, velvet brad, ribbon, prima, scallop punch

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More AMuse

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Here are the last 2 cards from the AMuse class.

Aren't the cards fabulous?! I can't wait to see what Michelle has in store for the Elzybell class!

Again, more of that awesome white Sharpie marker and the ever wonderful Copics. I'm loving the 4 Copics I have so far, they are different than 'normal' markers as they are alcohol ink. What this means to me ~ no streaking! You can blend them with their colorless blender pen to achieve an amazing 'watercoloring' look.

White Sharpie ~ I have not idea where to tell you to go find one. Rubber Stamp Fantasy has been trying to order these three times now but suppliers can't keep 'em in stock! I'm on their waiting list!!

ETA: The cuckoo clock card is a window card!

All stamps, notecards, ribbon, twinkles are AMuse.
Images colored with Copic markers and Copic Spica glitter pens.

Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm Loving AMuse!

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Here are 3 of the 5 cards from an AMuse class I attended Saturday at Rubber Stamp Fantasy. That store is AMAZING!!! If you are within driving distance, it is a MUST SEE! They have everything...and will demo anything!
Michelle Clark was the instructor and she is a sweetheart! She's hoping to teach an Elzybell class soon, watch her blog for dates!

See the white dots on the scallops of the first two cards??? That is with a white Sharpie ~ That is one fabulous marker! RSF has ordered one for me.

Isn't 'da bomb' card a cutie?! I just love how the sentiment is all glittery!

I'll post the other two cards tomorrow!

All stamps, notecards, ribbon, twinkles are AMuse.
Images colored with Copic markers and Copic Spica glitter pens.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Sparklin' Pink Valentine

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Gotta love sparkles! Now that I've discovered the Quickie Glue Pen, I add SU's Dazzling Diamonds to practically everything!
And...gotta love $1 spots!! Both stamps on this card are from M's $1 spot and the sparkling pink ric rac is a Target $1 item!

I just loved how the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder coordinated with the swirls on the designer paper.

I think I'll let DH give me this for Valentine's Day so I can keep it for myself!!

Stamps ~ M's $1 stamps
Paper ~ White, Certainly Celery, non-SU pink, the Paper Studio pink w/White swirls
Ink ~ Black, SU Markers: Pink Passion, Certainly Celery
Accessories ~ circle punch, scallop circle punch, dimensionals, d'vine swirls CB folder, Target $1 spot ric rac, word window punch, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds

Friday, January 25, 2008

For FS50 on SCS

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This is for FS50 on SCS.
Kathyc's gallery is FABULOUS!!! You can see her card that I CASEd HERE.

Brown satin ribbon from All That Scraps.
Scalloped square punch from PIF thread!
My sentiment is brown embossed.

Thanks for visiting today!

Stamps ~ AYC I
Paper ~ White, K&Company Classic K McKenna Mat Pad
Ink ~ Versamark
Accessories ~ brown ep, brown satin ribbon, scalloped punch square (From PIF Thread), primas, pewter brad, deminsionals

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bee Happy Color Challenge

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This is for CC150 on SCS. The challenge colors are: Real Red, Bliss Blue, Bordering Blue.

The image is from the PIF Stamped Images thread on SCS. Come join us, in the forums, under Swaps, Everything Else...we're currently in Round 10!

I sponged in blush blossom around the bees. There is glitter on the flower and dots on the white cs. And a self adhesive rhinestone on the flower.
The red crimped piece is outlined with thin black satin ribbon.

Stamps ~ Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Stampendous Bee Happy Topper (from PIF thread)
Paper ~ Bordering blue, non SU red, Basic Black, white
Ink ~ Basic Black, Blush Blossom, SU Markers: real red, blush blossom, bordering blue, bliss blue
Accessories ~ red watercolor pencil, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, self adhesive rhinestone, sponge, dimensionals, crimper, black satin ribbon

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Sweet Lil' Chicky

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I just adore this little chicky! I got this image from the PIF Stamped Images thread on SCS. It is located in the Swaps forum under Everything Else...I can't link you directly to the current thread because it changes. We're currently in Round 9 but should be in Round 10 today or tomorrow. The first post of each thread explains the 'rules'...Come join us!!!

This card is for a drawing over at Allison's blog. The link for the drawing is HERE.

The sentiment is white embossed. There is some sparkle on the flower, I used the Quickie Glue Pen to add some Dazzling Diamonds. That fabulous turquoise satin ribbon is from the $1 bin at M's!! The black scallops are using the slit punch, see that tutorial from Julia Stainton's blog HERE.

Stamps ~ A Greeting for All Reasons, PIF image
Paper ~ SU dp, Kraft, Basic Black, White
Ink ~ Black, Versamark, SU Markers: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal
Accessories ~ slit punch, satin ribbon from M's $1 bin, white ep, circle punch, scalloped circle punch, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Nichole's Coaster Mini-Book

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I saw this tutorial on Nichole Heady's blog and had to try it out!!

This was sooo much fun to create! I'm trying to think of who all I can make them for so I can make more and more and more.....

Thanks to Nichole for sharing her tutorial!! Anything Nichole does is FABULOUS!

Paper ~ Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, SU dp
Accessories ~ 2 chipboard coasters, scallop scissors, white brads, scallop oval punch, twill, organdy ribbon, white gel pen, scallop circle punch

Monday, January 21, 2008

Little Valentines

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I went to a class today by Jen Wells, SU demonstrator.
We made the three adorable little Valentines and altered a Target Mailbox to put them in!
Aren't these the cutest??!!!

Stamp Set ~ Happy Heart Day

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Southern Snow!

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I moved FROM Illinois TO Georgia......???

Friday, January 18, 2008

Graceful Kitty

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I LOVE cats and this image is so .... graceful and elegant, just like a kitty.

The bracket at the top and the cat are black embossed. And there is a rhinestone at the end of grateful for some added sparkle.
The ribbon treatment is satin black from All That Scraps layered over some wide black organdy from JoAnn's.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps ~ Small Script, Hampton Art Stamps 2159 Cat, Stampendous Big Brackets
Paper ~ vanilla, black, The Paper Studio Blush Double Floral
Ink ~ Versamark, Black
Accessories ~ rhinestone, black organdy ribbon, black satin ribbon

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm a runner-up!

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I was wanting to stamp yesterday and was checking out Stamping When I Can for Challenges, Giveaways, etc. Allison does a FABULOUS job at listing all the good stuff on her blog!

Anyway, I saw a challenge listed for Paper Princess at Play. I followed all three challenges and my name was thrown in the hat and I'm a runner up!

These two cards were 2 of my 3 entries.
The challenge for the Thoughts of You card was to use red, light blue and vanilla. The red hearts are cut out and popped up on dimensionals and the sentiment is red embossed.
The challenge for the Wishing You Joy card was to use versamark or tone on tone, I used red ink on red paper for my background. The sentiment and heart are also popped up on dimensionals.

Recipe for Thoughts of You:
Stamps ~ Happy Hearts, M's $1 stamp
Paper ~ Very Vanilla, non-SU red
Ink ~ Versamark, Real Red, Bliss Blue
Accessories ~ red ep, cream organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Recipe for Wishing You Joy:
Stamps ~ Happy Hearts, M's $1 stamp
Paper ~ White, Basic Black, non-SU red
Ink ~ Real Red, Versamark
Accessories ~ black ep, dimensionals, ticket corner punch

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Pin It's getting chilly down here in Georgia! It may even sleet tonight!

Thought it'd be a good day to share these three cards I did back in December for a drawing on Confessions of a Stamper. To be entered in the drawing you had to follow the posted sketch, blue and brown color scheme, winter theme, and 5 layers or more.

For the penguin card, that was the first time I inked up that little guy! His tummy is coated in Dazzling Diamonds!

I got to use my new Sizzix alphabars (that I got on clearance at M's for only $9!!!) on the Brrr card...
along with my new Cuttlebug and embossing folders!

And the cocoa card was just so fun to make! I love that cup with the yummy marshmallows and steam cut out like that.

Penguin Card Recipe:
Stamps ~ Snow Flurries, Sleigh full of toys, Alphabits, WT Penguin clear stamp
Paper ~ white, bashful blue, chocolate chip, silver
Ink ~ bashful blue, chocolate chip, versamark
Accessories: ticket corner punch, silver brads, ribbon, silver ep, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, COPIC spica silver glitter pen, circle punch, scallop circle punch, 1/4" square punch, dimensionals, CB d'vine swirls folder

BRRR Card Recipe:
Stamps~ Snow Flurries, Happy Winter
Paper ~ White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Silver
Ink ~ Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Accessories ~ silver brads, silver ribbon, circle punches, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, silver ep, d'ving swirls cb folder, sizzix alphabet dies, dimensionals

Hot Cocoa Card Recipe:
Stamps ~ Like it a Latte, Snow Flurries, M's $1 Studio G clear stamps
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, bliss blue, the paper studio coco & blue sm argyle
Ink ~ chocolate chip, bashful blue, close to cocoa
Accessories ~ corner rounder, silver cord, circle punches, scallop circle punch, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Another Stamp Shop Card

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I just had to make another stamp shop card with my new AMuse stamps!

I also tried the scallops using the slit punch for the first time...I love it!
This technique was created by Julia Stainton. You can find her tutorial HERE.

The store window is covered in dazzling diamonds!

Stamps ~ AMuse
Paper ~ White, Basic Black, ki memories winter simple stripe
Ink ~ versamark, basic black
Accessories ~ corner rounder, slit punch, word window punch, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, black ep, black brads, dimensionals

Monday, January 14, 2008

I Met a Famous Stamper!!

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OhMyGosh ~ I met a famous stamper Saturday!!

Ok, let me start at the beginning... A few weeks ago I won some amazing blog candy from Michelle Clark's Sparkle Designs. Between our emailing of getting my address to her and all I found out she lives not too far from me and will be teaching an AMuse class at Rubber Stamp Fantasy which is right here in Marietta on Jan 26th!

On Saturday, DH and I decided to go check out the is AMAZING!!! If you are within a few hours, it is SO worth the drive! It is a HUGE store. I saw so many stamps and supplies 'in person' that I had only seen on line before: AMuse, Elzybells, COPICs, etc. And the owners are Fabulous! They'll show you how to do anything!

Anyway ~ So we're standing in from of the AMuse stamps and there are some COPICs there and I tell DH, these are COPICs I've been wanting to try!!! This innocent bystander next to us says, oh, they're I look over and ask her to tell me what she knows about them. Well, I notice she's holding a Starbucks cup with Michelle written on brain starts putting two and two together... It's Michelle Clark! She is such a dear! She showed me the AMuse stuff, COPICs...etc. It was so much fun!

So, this card is going to Michelle in today's mail! These are my first AMuse stamps. I also got the oval that AmyR uses so fabulously all the time.
Ok...I think I'll become addicted to AMuse and COPICs....

Stamps ~ AMuse
Paper ~ AMuse notecard, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink ~ Versamark, Basic Black, COPIC ciao BG10 Cool Shadow
Accessories ~ ribbon, oval scallop punch, coluzzle, word window punch black ep

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Artsy Artistabella

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This is a fabulous Bella image that I got from the PIF Stamped Image thread on SCS. Check it out if you haven't, it's under Forums, Swaps, Everything Else. We are currently in Round 8!

This is the perfect Bella for my cousin who is an Artist! I can't wait to send this to her next month.

The paint on her palette and the tip of her brush have Crystal Effects. I've also placed 5 clear Dew Drops on the designer paper over some of the round dots. Her outfit is paper pieced with SU dsp.

I took the picture at an angle hoping it'd show the dimension of the dew drops.

Stamps ~ Artistabella from Stamping Bella, Happy Birthday from M's Studio G clear $1 set
Paper ~ white, Basic Black, SU dsp in So Saffron and Old Olive, American Crafts Play tag 34114
Ink ~ Versamark, Basic Black, SU Markers: Really Rust, Cream Caramel, Blush Blossom, Going Grey, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories ~ Crystal Effects, clear Dew Drops from Ellen Hutson's store, black ep, satin ribbon, dimensionals 1/8" hole punch

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fabulous Coat

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I just LOVE this pattern! I saw this on SCS by Toni173 and knew I just had to have the pattern! Thanks for the inspiration Juanita! The pattern is from Card Creations vol 5. The picture doesn't show the sparkle of the rhinestones or the shimmer of the satin ribbon. Goodness, I want a coat like this! ;)

The gorgeous SU Charbon designer paper is from blog candy I won Nancy Riley's blog iStamp! I absolutely LOVE this paper and never ordered any so I was thrilled to find some in the amazing paper stash she sent me! THANKS SO MUCH NANCY!!

Paper ~ SU Charbon dp, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Accessories ~ brown satin ribbon, self adhesive rhinestones, Coat pattern

Friday, January 11, 2008

A Spring-y 3x3 Swap!

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Here's a cute little 3x3 for a Springtime Swap I'm participating in.
I just LOVE the colors on the designer paper!!
I used so saffron for the center of the flowers and then used the quickie glue pen to adhere dazzling diamonds in the center...the sparkle just isn't showing up in the photo.
The ribbon is from the Michael's $1 bin ~ can't beat it!!

Stamps ~ Take Three
Paper ~ White, Chocolate Chip, Making Memories Maddi Paisley
Ink ~ SU Markers: Chocolate Chip, Rose Romance, So Saffron
Accessories ~ quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, ribbon

Smilin' Froggy

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Here's a cute little froggy card I did a while back for a Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.
The challege colors were:
So Saffron
Wild Wasabi or Garden Green
Elegant Eggplant
My colors are: So Saffron (SU dsp), Garden Green, Eggplant Envy

The froggy and heart are outlined in dazzling diamonds but it doesn't show well in the pic.
His eyes are clear dew drops!

Stamps ~ Unfrogettable, Petal Pushers, Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer swirls v.2
Paper ~ white, eggplant envy, SU so saffron dsp
Ink ~ so saffron, eggplany envy, versamark, SU Markers: garden green eggplant envy
Accessories ~ word window punch, circle punch, scallop ounch, white ep, white brads, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, clear dew drops

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sweet Lil' Altoid Tin

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My first altered tin!!!
I was 'pushed over the edge' to finally make one when I came across Laura's challenge on her blog Wish You Were Here
Hard to tell in the pic, but the cupcake wrapper is colored in with Spica glitter pen, there is liquid applique for the frosting and super sparkly MS glitter on the little heart!

Stamps ~ 'sweet' from A Little Love, M's $1 stamp
Paper ~ white, The Paper Studio Coco and Pink SM Polka Dot
Ink ~ Versamark, black
Accessories ~ black ep, Spica silver glitter pen, liquid applique, quickie glue pen, MS Glitter in Tourmaline, dimensionals, designer label punch, silver brads, ribbons

Gift Set

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Here is a tote, cards and beaded pen gift set. It is currently on it's way to a new SCS friend in Canada! I can't wait for her to receive it!

Tote Tutorial
Beaded Pen Tutorial

Stamps ~ Circle of Friendship
Paper ~ White, Chocolate Chip, non-SU Blue, Deja Views Fresh Pring FP-902 Blue Raspberry Blossoms, and ? (I've already cut off the name of the other dp)
Ink ~ Chocolate Chip
Accessories ~ circle punches, dimensionals, ribbon, cuttlebug stylized flowers, ribbon, scallop punch, brads, microbeads, glitter, sticky strip, o so sticky sheet, Pentel RSVP Pen

I'm Blogging!

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Iknow, I know, everyone is blogging!
But, this will be a great way for those relatives and friends far away to keep up with what I'm doing! we go....