Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sealed With A Kiss

Good Sunday Morning!! It is a bitterly cold one here in NY but tomorrow is February 1 and I am excited as this is one of my favorite months during the year! Just in case you couldn't tell by the new look of my blog I just LOVE Valentines Day and having the everything decorated with all the cute things, what can I say I'm an old fashioned romantic through and through!

That being said I think my card for today fits that bill! I started with a card base of Always Artichoke and White. I found this great DP at AC Moore a few weeks back and thought it was so cute and perfect for either a masculine or feminine card. The DP is Mr. Campy by Cosmo Cricket, I just love this plaid!

My image is Autumn Ian by The Greeting Farm. My BFF Jodi (stampingalatte) actually stamped me this image a while ago. I colored him with copics and then sponged the edges with Cantaloupe by Memento Ink to blend it all in. My sponging never looks soft though. I then layered him onto Always Artichoke as well as added two Always Artichoke brads to the corner. The AA ;layer under him was run through my Cuttle Bug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to give the layer some texture. I thought the ribbon was the perfect accent color as there is one rust stripe in the plaid of the DP.

I didn't know what sentiment to match up with Ian but then I found this cute one by Paper Pretties. I though it was so cute the "Sealed With A Kiss" and perfect for a boy to a girl. I colored the heart with my copic so they would pop out and really show the difference between the letters. See I always show my hubby the finished product and at first the hearts where not colored and her thought the sentiment said "Swak" so I had to explain that it was an abbreviation and then decided to color the hearts-LOL!!! He did like the card though :)!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

C4C21 & MOJO123 I Love You

Good Wednesday morning everyone!!! It's getting chilly here again in NY but the sun is shining and there isn't a cloud in the sky so not a bad way to wake up! I wanted to get this post up before I head out to my morning yoga class. I just started last week and I must say that I love it! It really helps me to relax and be more focused.

Ok so on to the important business of the card! This card is for two of this weeks challenges. The "pink" theme is for the Crazy 4 Challenges, C4C21 and the sketch is for this week's Monday Mojo, MOJO123 which was either a circle or square card, I went with the square.

I started with card base of Ruby Red and White. My Dp's are both Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket. I just love this paper! My image is one of the adorable Hugabugg's, mine being Lovebeetle by Stamping Bella. The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with Copics.

I layered the image onto another piece of Ruby Red cardstock. Hard to see in the photo but I added stickels in Crystal color to the wings and boxes as wells as Glossy Accents to the white part of the tires. My ribbon is SU white satin ribbon and then as per the sketch my corner accents are pink prima's. I have not used these in so long so I wasn't sure if they would work. I think they do work, just not sure that I like how I layered the right corner ones, they are sort of all on top of each other. I fastened them on with Regal Rose brads.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

You Make My Heart Dance

Happy Monday!! It was a nasty, nasty day here in NY and of course I had to run around all day in the pouring rain and wind. Well I was finally able to finish this card, I only started it on Friday!

I started with a card base of River Rock and White. My DP is an old fav, Ginger Blossom by SU. I just love the colors in this paper and I am so glad I still have some left!

My image is the adorable Avery Lollipop, by Stamping Bella
She was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with copics. I layered her onto both River Rock and Ruby Red card stock. My sentiment is from Paper Pretties and I thought it was just perfect for this cutie. Ribbon is a pinkish/goldish ribbon that I got so long ago in Michael's dollar bin. I used my scallop edge punch and copic to add dots.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

C4C20 Look Out World...

Hope your week is going well! Oh what a day! I am fighting a cold and have started taking Yoga classes and heading back to the gym and man am I soar!!!

This is my card for this week's sketch over at Crazy 4 Challenges, C4C20. Since I am not working at the moment, I have been trying to keep up with challenges by coloring new images at night and then putting the cards together the next day.

I started with a card base of Regal Rose, Basic Black and Whisper White all by SU. My alphabet DP which I just got yesterday at AC Moore is Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket, I just LOVE it and new immediately it would look cute with this image.

Ah yes my image, this sweet heart is Betty The Bookworm by Stamping Bella. She was stamped in Tuxedo Black by memento Ink onto White cardstock and colored with copics. I added some stickles to the heart on her shirt. My sentiment is from Paper Pretties and I thought it was so cute for her. I used my oval punches on the sentiment and added a strip of regal rose ribbon and two black brads.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MOJO 122 Birthday Queen

It's Tuesday night and here is my little birthday queen! I think this will be my sisters birthday card!!
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, MOJO122, the only thing is I flipped the layout to fit my image.

I started with a card base of Ruby Red, one of my all time favorite SU colors, and White. I used two DP's for this card. The first DP is by Karen Foster and it is called Cakewalk and it displays all kinds of yummy birthday treats. My second DP is by Cosmo Cricket and it is the Girl Friday and simple polka dots.

My image, and sentiment, is the ever adorable Mismatch Ketto by Stamping Bella. She was stamped in tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto White cardstock and colored with Copics. I then punched the image out with my scalloped oval punch and then sponged Cantaloupe by Memento Ink on just the scallops for dimension. I added two silver brads and white ribbon.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Happy Monday, hope you all had a nice weekend and hopefully you also got the extra day off!!

Today's card combines two challenges. First it is this week's, and my first, Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from Karen Giron (the sweetest thing)
SSSC52. I have been wanting to try one for a while and decided that I was just going to go for it!

The second challenge comes from Jodi Collins (Stamping A Latte) and she is featured trendsetter of the week on the There She Goes blog. Her challenge was a color challenge of Red, Aqua and Pink.

I had this image colored from Friday and thought it would go perfectly, even though there is some yellow in there. I started with a card base of Poppy by Paper Trey Ink and White. My DP is Lemonade by Basic Grey.

The image and sentiment are Sending My Love by There She Goes and they were stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with copics. I added the SU red ribbon and American Crafts brads in Cherry. Thanks for two great challenges!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bellarific Friday and MTSC56

Happy Friday!!! Here is my card for this week's Bellarific Friday challenge, which was to create a "Lovey Dovey" card. You can check out all the details and creations at Blogabella .

I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to ink up my new Peekaboo Bella and I used Mercy's sketch from this week, MTSC56.

I started with a card base of Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. My DP is "Sweet Chatter" and I found it at the craft store over the weekend, unfortunately most of the cute saying got covered but I'm sure I will use it again.

My Bella was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto Choice Buttercream cardstock. I colored her with copics, paper pieced the dress hanging in the armore added the Regal Rose Ribbon and brads. The sentiment comes with this image and I think it is so cute and lovey dovey for my hubby's Valentines Day card.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

SC258 I Only Have Eyes For You

Happy Thursday!!! I just love making cards for Valentine's Day- it is my favorite holiday. The colors are so pretty and the whole day is dedicated to telling the special people in your life how much you love them!!

This card came together backwards. I had first colored my image last night and then tonight found a layout that I wanted to use, an old SCS sketch, SC258.

I started with a card base of SU Creamy Caramel, Whisper White and Pretty In Pink. I embossed the pink layer with my Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder. My DP is Basic Grey's Bittersweet which I knew would go perfectly after I had colored her.

My image is by The Greeting Farm, and she is Savannah Anya. Unfortunately I think she has been retired so I'm lucky my good pal Jodi (stampingalatte) gave me a few images. I colored her with my copics. My sentiment comes from paper Pretties and I thought it was just right for two reasons: 1. it was cute for Valentine's Day 2. look at the size of her eyes, they are so big!

I used white brads, pretty in pink ribbon and white ribbon for my accessories and then took my pink copic and added dots to the corner of my image layer just to fill up the white space.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Worm Wishes

Happy Wednesday all!! Here is a fun little card that I put together this afternoon!

I started with a card base of Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. My DP is from my SU Prints Pack I.

My image is Catch of The Day by Stamping Bella. was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto Choice Buttercream card stock. I colored him with copics and layered him onto a Night of Navy card stock.

I used my scallop boarder punch and used sheer navy polka dot ribbon. I used my oval punches for the sentiment and navy tiny twinkles and Very Vanilla brads.

Monday, January 11, 2010

MOJO 121 You Always Measure Up!

Happy Monday everyone!!! Here is my card for today's mojo sketch, MOJO 121. I had a lot of fun with this one!!

I started with a card base of Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla. I got this neat DP from the craft store this past Saturday with Jodi (Stampingalatte). I didn't really have any kiddie paper and I thought this would be perfect!

This super cute image is Leila Always Measure Up, by Stamping Bella. She was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto Choice Buttercream card stock and colored with copics.

I couldn't find my corner rounder punch so I used my SU ticket corner punch. I used my circular nessties for the sentiment and added some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles. I finished with soft suede ribbon.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stamps fo Sale!!!

Hi everyone! Well unfortunately 2 days ago I was let go from my job so I thought this would be the perfect time to re post my list of stamping goods for sale. Let me know if you are interested in anything by emailing me and I'd be happy to discuss. Thanks!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Be Happy It's...TWI-DAY!!

So not only is it Friday but it's also Twi-Day!!! This is the awesome Twilight themed challenge sponsored by Jodi Collins over at Stamping A Latte .

For my card I pulled a Twilight reference from the flower in my image. They reminded me of the flowers that Bella describes when her and Edward go to the meadow for the first time.

"I reached the edge of the pool of light and stepped through the last fringe of ferns into the loveliest place I had ever seen. The meadow was small, perfectly round and filled with wildflowers- violate, yellow and soft white"

This description just made me want to make these flowers just pop. My sketch for this card is also Mercy's sketch this week, MTSC55.

I started with a card base of Barely Banana and White. My DP is the fabulous Kitchen Spice by Bo Bunny. My image is Gratty Tude by Stamping Bella, I have been on a real roll lately with them! She was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto white card stock and colored with copics. I cute the image with my circle nesstabilities and then sponged just the edge with Memento Ink in Cantaloupe. I just ADORED this sentiment when I first saw it. I wanted to start 2010 with a more positive attitude and this sentiment just inspired me. I also added some glossy accents to her shoes for a patent look and then the final touches were the sheer/satin ribbon and some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles.

Bellarific Friday and MOJO 120

Happy Friday!!! I am so excited, the first Bellarfic Friday challenge of 2010!! This weeks theme was "Back to School" and you can check out all the details and creations over at Blogabella.

I knew immediately that one of my new images would be perfect for this week's them, my little cutie Spencer the Book Worm and he is one of the Green Bean Baby stamps by Ellia at Stamping Bella.

I used this weeks mojo sketch, MOJO 120. I started with a card base of Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. My DP is Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey. Spencer was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto Choice Buttercream cardstock. He was colored with copics and cut out using the circle nesstabilites.

I also used my Swiss Dots embossing folder for the middle layer. Because I forgot to get a sentiment to go with him I used one from a set called Uplifting Phrases by Verve. I thought it made the card very versatile. I cut the ribbon tag with scissors and the paper is Wild Wasabi and then fastened it with a Chocolate Clip brad.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Life Is How You Bake It

Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone had a wonderful start to 2010!!

Here is my first official card of the new year! I still have more new stamps from Stamping Bella and I am having a ball with all of them!

I started with a Card base of Chocolate Chip and Whisper White by SU. My yummy cupcake and orange DP is from Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry, I thought they were perfect with this image and sentiment.

My image is a Chichiboulie Fairy, Matilda Muffinbread. She was stamped onto white cardstock in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with copics. I cut and embossed her with my circle nessties. I also colored her wings in a very pale blue so it's hard to see and added some stickles for bling. Both my image and sentiment are by Stamping Bella. Polka Dot ribbon is by Paper Trey Ink.