Saturday, February 27, 2010

SSSC56 Greetings!

Good Saturday morning!!! Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your weekends! I have plans to have lunch with an old friend today so I am looking forward to that!

It snowed all day yesterday here in NY so I was able to spend my time crafting!! Even though this is a more complicated layout than I usually attempt I surprisingly had fun putting this card together and I love the finished product.

My layout is the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from two weeks ago, SSSC56. over at Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing. I started with a card base of Night of Navy, one of my favorite colors ever. My DP is Marrakech by Basic Grey, I just love the blues and greens in this paper. I also matched it with White and Ocean Tides cardstock, both by PaperTrey Ink.

My image is Dressy Ebony by The Greeting Farm and she was one of the limited digital releases that they had in December. She was printed onto White cardstock and colored with my copics. I have to say that this is the first time that I made her hair a color other than black and think she is too cute!! I used my circle nesstabilites to cut and layer, added the white ribbon underneath and then stamped the sentiment, which is from Mailbox Greetings by PaperTrey Ink, in the right corner.

Karen thanks for a great sketch and hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Bellarific Friday... Just Chillin'

Happy Bellarific Friday my friends!!! Can't believe that I have gotten another card done, I think my mojo is started to come back...yeah!! Another great challenge by Stamping Bella, all the details can be found over at blogabella.

I started with a card base of Ocean Tides by PaperTrey Ink and Choice Buttercream. My DP is the ever delightful My Beloved by My Mind's Eye. I just picked up two sheets at the stamp store a few weekend's ago. This weeks challenge was in honor of the Winter Olympics and I thought, who better to use than miss fabulous Snowbunnybella. Can't you just picture her at all the events and hanging in the lodge?

Bella was stamped onto Choice Buttercream cardstock in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with copics. I used my Shimmerz in Candle Light to give a little sheen to her fur on the coat, hood and boots. I used my CB embossing folder for the circles on the bottom layer and added the bows with my Sahara Sand ribbon by SU. my sentiment is from the TSG set Penguin Love. Thanks so much for checking her out and have a great day!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Best Wishes

Wow it has been so LONG since my last post, my mojo just wasn't there so I took a break. Hope all is well with everyone and happy Tuesday!!!

My card today actually came together over the past two weeks, my image was stamped and colored first and then just put to the side and then finally last Saturday I put it all together. Now I am finally getting it uploaded- talk about dragging out the process!

I started with a card base of Pale Plum and White. My DP is Cherrywood Lane by Heidi Grace. My image is Teddybella by Stamping Bella and I have had her for at least two years now and this is the first time I inked her up.

She was stamped onto White cardstock in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with my copics. I used my circle nessites for both the image layer and to create the scalloped border. The last two things I added were the white taffeta ribbon and the my self created sugar coated brads. i made the brads by first taking plain white brads and coloring them with my copic, then covered them in dazzling diamonds.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and hopefully I will get another card done sooner!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Bellarific Friday XOXO

Ahh is Friday and the weekend is upon us!! So once again there was a terrific Bellarific Friday challenge over at blogabella! This week's theme was Valentine's Day!

I decided to go with a non traditional color combo and image for my card and I think it still works great!

I started with a card base of Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla, both by SU. My awesome zig zag DP is Porcelain by Basic Grey and the shaded DP is lemonade by Basic Grey. Its great how both patterns coordinated so well!

My image is Matilda Muffinbread by Stamping Bella and she is delivering a yummy Valentine's Day treat! She was stamped onto Choice Buttercream cardstock in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with copics. I sponged her wings in Cantaloupe by Memento Ink to pick up the yellow in the DP and then added Dazzling Diamonds for some VD sparkle!!

I kept the sentiment very simple and it is from Chemistry by There She Goes, awesome set, and I added two tiny twinkles by Taylored Expression's. The polka dot ribbon is Dark Chocolate from Paper Trey Ink.

Have a great Friday!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stamping goods for sale!

Hi everyone!!

I still have loads of goodies for sale. Check out my LIST and feel free to let me know if there is anything you are interested in. I ship really, really fast!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet 16

Well it's a snowy Wednesday morning, so glad that I do not have to go out and I can stay in the house all warm with Peanut!

So I have my cousin's Sweet 16 next weekend and I wanted to make her a dazzling card in honor of this milestone! Because I had this vision of lots of sparkle and bows and so I think it just threw me off cause nothing was coming together. I was having issues with the layout and colors and so on.

I knew I wanted to use the light blues cause her color theme is "Tiffany" Blue. So i stated with a card base of Soft Sky and White. My DP is by Heidi Grace called It's My Party and I just picked it up yesterday at AC Moore. I decided to stamp "Sweet 16" on a Label 9 Nesstie, sponged soft sky on the inside part and then embossed it with my Swiss Dots CB folder. The final touch was two tiny twinkles by Taylored Expressions. My sentiment is a combo using the "sweet" from So Very by SU and the "16" from a number set I bought in the dollar bin a while back.

The panel under the sentiment is again a piece of Soft Sky and I used my scalloped edge punch on both sides. I layered another piece of White that again I embossed with Swiss Dots. I used two ribbons, my soft sky and white taffeta and created a double bow for extra pop. I also created my own sugar coated brads by taking two white brads and coating them in dazzling diamonds for birthday bling. In the end the sparkling brads and double bow really helped to make it fancier and fun so I am pleased with the final product!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

SSSC55 & C4C23 Chemistry Between Us

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!! It's Superbowl Sunday to be exact and that means lots of eating later today!!!

Ok so here is my card for two great challenges. The sketch is today's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC55, over at Karen Giron's blog The Sweetest Thing. The other challenge is the Valentine's Day theme this week from Crazy 4 Challenges, C4C23. Both challenges were FANTASTIC!!

I started with a card base of Barely Banana and Very Vanilla, both by Stamping Up. My delightfully sweet DP is Lemonade by Basic Grey. My image is from the new There She Goes Set Chemistry, and I just LOVE it!! I'm having issues uploading the site for the store so I linked their blog. My image and sentiment were stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink onto Choice Buttercream cardstock and colored with copics. I then used by circle Nessties to cut it out and create a scalloped border. I used my piercing tool to pierce the scallops. After I glued everything down and added the Regal Rose Ribbon and brads I added stickels in Crystal color to the heart and rims of the jars as wells as glossy accents to make them look like real glass.

Here is a close up: I am so happy with how this card came out and I love the sentiment with the image. Great sketch Karen and I love the Valentine's Day theme.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Love Potion #9

Happy Saturday to you all!!! Super Bowl weekend is hear and I do not know who I want to route for! Must say that I am glad that I woke to only flurries this morning and not tons and tons of snow as predicted. I love today's card because of the colors and the simple layout. I am still adding to my Valentine's stash and I think this one is a real cutie!

I started with a card base of Poppy by Paper Trey Ink and Very Vanilla by Stamping Up. My striped DP is the fabulous Kitchen Spice by Bo Bunny, I just LOVE this paper.

My image and sentiment are both from the brand new set Chemistry by There She Goes. I absolutely ADORE this set! The images and sentiment are so great and funny, it was just one of those sets that I HAD to have. My image was stamped in Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream cardstock and then colored with copics. I also added Shimmerz to the bottle in candle light to give a nice sheen. I then sponged the edges in Cantaloupe.

The center panel was embossed with Swiss Dots and layered onto another panel of Poppy with the scalloped edge. The final touches were the sheer polka dot ribbon and brads. I kept the layout simple to accentuate the image! Have a great weekend!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bellarific Friday Hugs & Kisses

Happy Friday!!!! Getting ready for more snow this weekend here in NY!

Here is my card for this week's Bellarific Friday challenge. This week Emily gave us a great sketch challenge which you can find over at blogabella. I wanted another card that could be used for Valentine's Day so I went with the pinks and flowers!

I started with a card base of Ruby Red, White and Pretty In Pink. My DP is Blush by Basic Grey. This DP is so romantic and whimsical to me.

My image is the adorable Charlotte Ketto by Stamping Bella. She was stamped in Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink and colored with copics. I used my oval and scalloped oval punches to frame her. I used my black copics to add the dots in the scallops. I added the ribbon and brads and my sentiment is by Paper Pretties!