Monday, June 30, 2008

A Birthday Bella

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The Bella Queen's birthday was last week!
Happy Birthday to Emily of Stamping Bella!

I covered the balloons with a sakura glaze pen to give them some shine.

There is a lavendar rhinestone at the top of her party hat.

Stamps ~ Stamping Bella, sentiment from SU Little Hellos
Paper ~ white, pale plum, The Paper Studio
Ink ~ black, Copics, SU Markers
Accessories ~ nesties, brads, ticket corner punch, ribbon, sakura glaze pen, clear spica, sakura stardust pen, dimensionals, cb birthday folder

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sparklin' Stampingbella

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This is for SSBC3.

Bella is all sparklin' in her glittered dress, shoes and bow.
There are also 3 pink rhinestones in the corners of the scalloped rectangle.

Stamps ~ Stamping Bella
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, regal rose, The Paper Studio Brown/Teal Dots
Ink ~ black, chocolate chip, SU Markers, Copics
Accessories ~ nesties, rhinestones, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, clear spick, ribbon, hodgepodge hardware, dimensionals

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A*Muse*A*Palooza Fun

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I hope you're checking out A*Muse*A*Palooza each day!
There are all kinds of contests and challenge to enter to win A Muse Stuff!!!
If you haven't registered yet....go HERE for details.

This card is for AP08SKETCH1 ~ there is still time to enter, uploads due midnight 6/29!

Stamps ~ A Muse
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, PTI aqua mist, We R Memory Keepers Diner Jukebox
Ink ~ adirondak earthtones pitch black, colorbox chestnut roan, su markers, copics
Accessories ~ circle punch, scallop circle punch, ribbon, stampe, spicas, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I give you . . . Detective Penguin!!!

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Look what Mr. Brown brought me today!!!
It's the Memory Box Detective Penguin stamp!

MB chose a design idea (DH's idea) that I submitted and turned it into a stamp!

Monday, June 23, 2008

A Crabby Card

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This is for JUNEGKDJK. Thanks for a fabulous sketch!!

I've also entered this for Challenge #2 over at Dutch Dare ~ Card Challenges. They are offering up some yummy candy!

The scalloped panel is popped up and then the crab is popped up on that. There is crystal effects on their eyes!

It's not showing up in the pic but the kraft panel under the linen thread is crimped.

Got these images from the PIF Stamped Images Thread! Thanks Kris!!

Stamps ~ Gina K
Paper ~ kraft, black, red
Ink ~ black, SU Markers, Copics
Accessories ~ crimper, crystal effects, linen thread, black satin ribbon, ww punch, nesties, white signo gel pen, black brads, ticket corner punch, dimensionals

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Chocolate and Aqua Moose

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This is for HSPJ1 The challenge was to create a card based on the colors of your bedroom.
The colors of my bedroom are chocolate and pale blue. The card however is chocolate and pale aqua.

I got this fabulous Riley image from the PIF Stamped Images Thread over on SCS.

Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps Coffee Riley, Noteworthy
Paper ~ White, Chocolate Chip, PTI Aqua Mist, dp unknown
Ink ~ black, chocolate chip, Copics
Accessories ~ nesties, fiskars threading water punch, PTI aqua mist twill, brown satin ribbon, word window punch, silver brads, ticket corner punch, dimensionals, spica atyou pens, sakura stardust pen, sakura gel pen

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Elzy Merci

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I'm so glad I *finally* got nesties!!! Woo Hoo!!! Love that I can make shaped cards!

Since there are no markers for the PTI 'perfect match' colors...I used a blender pen and dabbed it at the ink cube. I went over the dress shoes and flowers with a clear spica for a little sparkle.

Stamps ~ SU: Merci, Elzybells Flower Girl
Paper ~ white, PTI: Berry sorbet, dp
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Copics: E21 Baby Skin Pink, E37 Sepia, E57 Light Walnut, Colorless Blender, SU Markers: Certainly Celery; used blender pen and PTI ink cubes to color
Accessories ~ nesties, MS circle cutter, clear spica, white brads, circle punch, ww punch, PTI twill, dimensionals

Thursday, June 19, 2008

From an oval to a flower...

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This is for AP08OUTBOX.
"Create a card using your stamps in a way that you typically would not use
The card must feature at least one (1) A Muse stamp image"

I took the A Muse Mini Oval and made a Flower!
There is a clear rhinestone brad in the center.
The butterfly has wire antennae and some sparkle form a sakura stardust pen.

You can still register at A*Muse~A*Palooza for a chance to win weekly stuff!!
Click HERE for details to register.

Stamps ~ A Muse: mini oval, true freind; SU: Merci
Paper ~ white, black, PTI Aqua mist, SU dp
Ink ~ Positively Pink, Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Copic BG10 Cool Shadow
Accessories ~ nesties, rhinestone brad, SU ribbon, misc. ribbon, wire, sakura stardust pen, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I can almost smell the salty air . . .

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This is for:
CC171: I subbed PTI's aqua mist and SC181 over on SCS.
And AP08TAYLOR for A*Muse~A*Palooza!

I'd so love to be relaxing under these umbrellas!

There are taupe rhinestones in the center of each umbrella and the polka dots on the center one are colored in with a sakura startdust pen. The umbrellas are popped up at different levels.

Stamps ~ A Muse sentiment, Great Impressions Trio of Umbrellas
Paper ~ Kraft, white, black, PTI aqua mist
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, SU Marker: Creamy Caramel, Copics: BG10 Cool Shadow, colorless blender
Accessories ~ taupe rhinestones, sakura stardust pen, sakura glaze pen, signo white gel pen, PTI aqua mist twill, CB swiss dots embossing folder, black faux brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's a Hoot-Down!

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Another Owl Challenge Card!!
This was for JJ OBP Owl Week Challenge #4 ~ Hoot-Down!

The hat, boots and Hooty's eyes have some sparkle from the sakura stardust pen.

Stamps ~ Owl by JessicaLynnOriginal, sentiment by Stamping Bella, hat and boots from 'Carrie' by Rubber Romance
Paper ~ white, black, Me & My Big Ideas Venice
Ink ~ Ruby Red, Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, SU Markers: Ruby Red, Basic Black; Copics: colorless blender E37 Sepia, E57 Light Walnut
Accessories ~ nesties, hemp, sakura stardust pen, deminsionals

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hoot ~ Hoot!

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I had so much fun last week participating in challenges over on SCS in the Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet Forum.

This was for Challenge #3. I chose to use a lunch sack!

Stamps ~ Stamping Bella: Baboo's Owl, sentiment
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, DCWV Posies Glitter Print
Ink ~ Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Copics: colorless blender, E21 baby skin pink, V15 mallow, E57 light walnut, E37Sepia; SU Markers: pumpkin pie, gable green, brocade blue, pink passion
Accessories ~ paper bag, dew drops, crystal effects, hot pink ric rac, ribbons, felt flower, button, linen thread, dimensionals, word window punch

Sunday, June 15, 2008


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This is for A*Muse~A*Palooza challenge AP08AMY.

This was a fabulous sketch Amy! And, thank you for your rockin' tutorial on the circles!!

Stamps ~ A Muse: Grass Hut, Pineapple, Aloha
Paper ~ white, certainly celery, apricot appeal, taken with teal, A Muse
Ink ~ Basic Brown, Taken with Teal, SU Markers:Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Accessories ~ 1 1/2 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches, primas, rhinestones, rafia, dimensionals

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Go Enter!

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Tania has got some JustJohanna Odd Bird Planet blog candy going on!
Click HERE to enter!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Flourished Cake

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I ordered my very first Flourishes set ~ Cake Decorating 101. OMGosh, LOVE it!

The cake is decorated with liquid pearls in white opal. The cake stand is covered in crystal effects to look like glass.
Also, there are two little pearls at the beginning and end of the sentiment.

Stamps ~ Flourishes Cake Decorating 101, Stampabilities Happy Birthday 10
Paper ~ PTI sweet blush and berry sorbet, Basic Grey two scoops
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black
Accessories ~ pearls, liquid pearls in whie opal, crystal effects, primas, white organdy ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, CB swiss dots folder, ticket corner punch

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Watercolored Chamomile

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I just LOVE this new stamp from the MFT Presents line over at My Favorite Things!

Did the No Copics, No Problem technique.
Here's a GREAT tutorial.

The fleur de lis on the terra cotta pot is covered in crystal effects and there is a dragonfly brad among the flowers.

Stamps ~ MFT Presents Chamomile
Paper ~ Watercolor, white, black, SU dsp in so saffron and always artichoke
Ink ~ SU Basic Black, SU Markers: Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa
Accessories ~ crystal effects, dragonfly brad, black brads, ribbon, dimensionals, nesties, ticket corner punch, tag corner punch (to make little black 'photo corners'on the bottom)

Go Sign Up for Prizes!!

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Remember I told you about A*Muse~A*Palooza??!!!
Go register!

For referral just put Jennifer Taylor.
There are weekly prizes just for signing up! and challenges to participate in as well to WIN! FUN all around!!
Go HERE to register!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rainy Seattle Girl

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This is for AP08INSP over on the A*Muse A*Palooza blog. Be sure and check it out every day...lots of games and challenges to WIN prizes!!

The umbrella is popped up and has crystal effects.

Stamps ~ A Muse: Seattle Girl, Rain, Mini Oval; M's $ sentiment stamp
Paper ~ Vanilla, Madeira by A Muse
Ink ~ Color Box Warm Red; Copics: E21 Baby Skin Pink, E37 Sepia, R29 Lipstick Red, BG10 Cool Shadow; SU Marker: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories ~ Nesties, red brads, threading water punch, red satin ribbon, crystal effects, dimensionals, ticket corner punch

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Walk Along the Shore

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This is for My Favorite Things June Ambassador Challenge #2: Paper Tole technique

The doggy is popped up once, the lady twice and then her hat three times.
The sandollars have a bit of sparkle thanks to a clear spica.

I got this image from the PIF Stamped Images thread on SCS. Come check it out, SO fun! In the forums under Swaps, Everything Else.

Stamps ~ MFT By the Seashore, A Muse A True Friend MA
Paper ~ Kraft from Hobby Lobby (looks nice and 'grainy' for sand), A Muse Madeira
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black; Copics:E21 Baby Skin Pink, E37 Sepia, E57 Light Walnut; SU Markers:Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral, Going Gray, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black
Accessories ~ dimensionals, hemp

Sunday, June 8, 2008


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It's A-Muse A-Palooza Time!!
Click HERE to go to the A-Muse A-Palooza sure to REGISTER HERE and then take part in the games and challenges to WIN!

I've got an A-Muse A-Palooza button over on the top right ---->
that I'll leave up until July 13th.

My LSS, Rubber Stamp Fantasy, will be participating in A-Muse A-Palooza the week of July 7 - 12 with an open house and classes and prizes on Saturday the 12th.
If you're within driving distance, this store would be so worth your trip!

Saturday, June 7, 2008


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I recently won a JessicaLynnOriginal gift certificate from Glitter in my Hair!
Thank you so much Jennifer and Jessica!!

I just LOVE penguins and immediately fell in love with this one.
This cutie is colored in with a black spica and sakura stardust pen.

Stamps ~ Jessica Lynn Original Penguin doin' the Hula
Paper ~ white, black, The Paper Studio Pink w/ White Swirls
Ink ~ Basic Black, SU Markers: Pink Passion, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Accessories ~ black spica, sakura stardust pen, coluzzle, oval scallop punch, black satin ribbon, sizzix alphabars (used in CB), dimensionals, pink flower (part of 'ribbon' found at Archivers), rhinestone, xyron to adhere the letters

Go Enter!

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The Crimson Moon has a giveaway!
Go sign up HERE to win this pair of GORGEOUS earrings for yourself!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Dashing Through the Snow

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OMGosh, it was so HOT I had to make a cooool card!

This is for the June My Favorite Things Ambassador Challenge #1.
The challenge was to make a 3x3 card and coordinating envie.

I just LOVE this MFT Set, Winter Blast. I'm a *serious* penguin fan so this set is right up my alley!
The little penguins are colored with a black spica and a sakura stardust pen...they are sparklin'! They are also popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps ~ MFT Winter Blast
Paper ~ Real Red, White, A Muse Madeira
Ink ~ Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Copic R29 Lipstick Red, SU Markers: Appricot Appeal
Accessories ~ red rhinestones, CB D'vine Swirls Folder, Black Spica, Sakura Stardust pen

Thursday, June 5, 2008

FS69 Aloha

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This is for FS69 over on SCS.

This is for FS69.
Here's Maren's card I chose to CASE.
Go check out her awesome blog: Zany not Crazy

I used my *new to me* A Muse stamps I found on ebay.
I so {heart} A Muse!
Be sure to check out A-Muse-a-Palooza....there are contests every day!!
(Be sure to register so you can play)
I will be attending A-Muse-a-Palooza events at my fantabulous LSS ~ Rubber Stamp Fantasy in Marietta, GA....If you're near here ~ so worth the drive! I've never seen any place like it!

Stamps ~ A Muse: Grass Hut, Pineapple, Aloha
Paper ~ kraft, chocolate chip, old olive, unknown dp
Ink ~ basic brown, SU markers: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, old olive
Accessories ~ slit punch, rafia, antique copper brads, circle punch, scallop circle punch

Go Enter!

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Go check out THIS POST at Mudmaven Designs for a chance to win!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The New Penguins Are HERE!!

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Remember my post from Monday....that Memory Box picked my DH's suggestion...
Here they are!!! DH's detective penguin is the one on the top row, far right.
OMGosh, there are SO MANY I WANT!!
Click HERE to see all of the new Memory Box releases.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mojo40 Warm and Fuzzy Penguin

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This is for Julee's Mojo40 sketch on her blog: Poetic Artistry.

I have L O V E D this Penguin Hugs set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps since it first came out! I FINALLY got it and this is my first card.

The penguin is paper pieced with DCWV Black Vines Vellum....I adhered it to the penguin by running it through my little 'X' xyron machine.

I used a Sakura Stardust pen to make the dots on the black scallop circle around the penguin and to outline the words 'warm' and 'fuzzy.'

The penguins little face is colored in with a clear Spica.

That white ric rac is VELVET...I thought it added to the 'warm and fuzzy' feel of the card.

Thanks for looking!

ETA: By the way, if you ever want to see a pic more close up, just click on it!

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Penguin Hugs
Paper: white, black, going gray, DCWV Vines Black Vellum
Ink: Adirondak Earthtones Pitch Black, Apricot Appeal Marker
Accessories: Sakura Stardust Pen, Clear Spick Marker, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Circle Cutter, 1 3/4" circle punch, flower ghost shape, black brads, white and black swirled brad, Fiskars threading water punch, Textile CB Folder, black satin ribbon, white velvet ric rac

Monday, June 2, 2008

Penguins Rock!

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Hi All! I'll be back to blogging regularly this week.

I've got some exciting news!
I just got an email from Dave at Stamp Color Create. DH and I thought up some ideas for THIS CONTEST and they picked one of DH's ideas that I submitted! ....the above pic is a hint....
O.M.Goodness!!! Eeeeeekkkkk!!! How exciting is this??!!!
So...I'll be getting the stamp they made.
I can't wait for the new penguins to debut!

Here is an ATC I did a while back using Memory Box Posey Penguin:

Stamps ~ Memory Box Posey Penguin, Stampendous Hey There Cupcake
Paper ~ white, unknown dp
Ink ~ Basic Black, SU Markers: Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal
Accessories ~ corner rounder, self adhesive rhinestone, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds