Wednesday, April 30, 2008

SNSS appreciation month....Mother's Day card

May is customer appreciation month at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps Korin will be having giveaways all month long check it out. SNSS has just released two new stamp sets so go and check it out here.It's going to be a fun month!

This card is for my Grandmother for Mother's Day. When I saw this stamp I just new I needed to use it for Mother's Day cards I love how it comes with all the special women in our life stamps for example mother daughter niece and so on. I used SNSS Special Women stamp set I colored it in with my copics. I used my cuddle bug and ran my ctmh distressing ink over it and that's pretty much it. I love how my ribbon matched really well, I picked that up around Christmas time at Micheal's for a dollar. That's it for now I just want to thank you for visiting and hope you have a wonderful day.

What I used
stamps- special women(snss)
ink-Black graphite( brilliance) black distressing ink (ctmh)
cs- black, cranberry(ctmh)white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon Micheal's $, rhinestones(ctmh)
tools-copics, cuddle bug SU word window punch, dimensionals.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Eloise Greengrass and a RAK

Sorry for the wonky photo all the pictures I took that day have a slight slant to them.

Here is the card I made for my Mom's birthday she really liked the card. I used Eloise Greengrass from stamping Bella she recently released some other fairies they are so cute you should check them out if you haven't already.

This post is kind of random so many things to mention today.

I am so excited I won a free stamp from Kimmie I did her challenge and I was the random winner I'm just so excited this will be my first high hopes stamp I love their stamps but haven't purchased any yet so ya I'm just a bit excited that I won one Wahoo.

I won't be posting as often for a while I need to give my house some much need attention and that messes up my stamping time I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about that.

I also took off the word verification I get so tried of straining my eyes to try to figure them out so I will now need to approve the comments but don't worry I don't plan on deleting any just the offensive and spam ones which I have yet to receive thank goodness. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Eloise greengrass(stamping Bella)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
dp-Nana's nursery baby girl(dcwv)
cs-buttercup, blush(ctmh)white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon(American crafts)
tools-copics, cuddle bug embossing folders swiss dots, floral fantasy, stardust(stickles)

I received this card in the mail yesterday from Kathy she also sent me some really cute images I can't wait to play with them isn't her card just darling I love the Tilda's although I don't own any yet they are so cute I love her coloring and she used a glitter gel pen all over and of course her layout is just amazing such a fun card thanks so much Kathy.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

I live to Play

I made this for Kimmie's High Hopes challenge #1 I just love this Sugar Nellie image every time I see him I think of my son playing Guitar hero which I too love playing any ways back to my card I used the new Cosmo cricket paper get happy love that paper btw and I purchased it through SNSS . The sentiment is a sticker from bo bunny Authentic boy I just had to use it cuz it matched so well and I loved the saying. I really need to use stickers more I have tons but just never use them.I also used glossy accents on the guitar I so it's smooth and glossy just like a real guitar.

In other news I just wanted to wish my Mom a Happy Birthday today love you mom.

I also received this RAK card from Laurel Seabrook so cute huh I love how she embossed the Bella image I've never done that but it makes it look oh so awesome.Thanks Laurel.
That 's all for today hope everyone has a great weekend.

What I used
stamps-Sugar Nellies
ink-black graphite (brilliance)
dp-Get happy (cosmo cricket)
embellishments-brads (oriental trading company), hardware (scrapworks) authentic boy sticker(bo bunny)
tools-copics, glossy accents.

And the winner is...

We have a winner but first I'm going to share my top 10 movies
  • The Note Book
  • Runaway Bride
  • Newsies
  • How to lose a guy in ten days
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Grease
  • Ed TV
  • 13 going on 30
  • Stardust
  • Notting Hill
And the winner is...SANDY
Timestamp: 2008-04-26 07:07:19 UTC

Sandy please e-mail me your address and which SNSS set you'd like.

I think the top movie was Pretty Woman followed by Dirty Dancing. Thank for playing I enjoyed seeing what movies everyone likes. Have a great day.

Friday, April 25, 2008


I'm just going to post this real fast I made this for the sbs-15 color challenge it was to use pink green and brown I also was trying to do it for Korin's Fantastic Friday challenge it's Friday but this was last weeks challenge so ya I'm late anyway it was to use 3 different embellishments I think I did that I kind of went over board on my embellishments. I was trying to put ballet slippers on my letter "n". Can you tell that's what I was doing?It's the last day to join in on the blog candy so check out this post.

What I used
stamps-twinkle toes (tac) lil dancer(all girl scrappy cats)
ink-Black Graphite(brilliance)chocolate(ctmh)
cs-blush, sweet leaf, cocoa(ctmh)white(gp)
embellishments- ribbon(Micheal's $ ribbon) confetti flower(Micheal's), rhinestones(???) waxy flax.Star dust stickles.
tools-copics, cricut opposites
attract cartridge.marvy mega scallop punch.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

You can never have enough ice cream

Here she is again told ya I loved this stamp. For this card I used imaginisce Let's Pretend paper packet with ctmh crystal blue cs the ribbon is from offray(I think but I'm not positive) I colored the image with my copics and used stickles on the ice cream. It's a pretty simple card hope you like it and have a great day.

** I have blog candy going on so please check out
this post and join in on the fun.**

What I used
stamps-ice cream-TAC
ink-graphite black(brilliance)
dp-Let's pretend(Imaginisce)
cs-Crystal blue(ctmh) white(gp)
embellishments- ribbon (Offray?)stardust stickles.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ice Cream

I love this stamp I just love the ice cream and the way you can see the little girls panties (bloomers, shorts, or what ever you want to call them) with the polka-dots so cute any ways this is a stamp from The Angle Company I just purchased through my one of my sbs-15 sister Lisa. For this card I used the Sketch challenge from Jen Del muro's blog a few weeks ago I'm just now getting to it our sisterhood-15 decided to use this sketch also. I used some of the paper I purchased at the expo from scrap works love this paper and if you notice on the side right hand side I used my crop-a-dile to emboss the circles I used the eyelet setting part of the crop-a-dile. Don't squeeze to hard or it will make a hole. I didn't come up with it I found it on Beate's blog. (It's below setting an eyelet.) For my scallops I used my corner rounder and just colored my image in with my copics that's it. I hope you have a great day and thanks for visiting.

** I have blog candy going on so please check out this post and join in on the fun.**

What I used
stamps- Ice cream(tac)
ink-graphite black(brilliance)
dp-love in bloom stripes and heart strings(scrap works)
cs- crystal blue, cranberry(ctmh), white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon(offray)white brad(ctmh)
tools- crop-a-dile(we are memory keepers, mega scallop punch(marvy)copics.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Blog Candy

I don't have any artwork for you today but I do have blog candy I decided I will give away your choice of one Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set and all you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me your favorite movie and I will randomly chose a winner you have until Friday at midnight I will then announce the winner Saturday morning. I'm excited to see what movies everyone likes so start commenting. Only one entry per person. Have a great day.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Golfing Riley

I had so much fun at the expo I bought lots of goodies but now I'm trying to organize my scrap room so I can put it all away.

Here is a card I made for my dad's birthday which was yesterday I made a card with golfing Riley just perfect for my dad. I colored him in with my copics this was the first time I have colored in the sky and grass with my markers I really like the way it turned out. I then matched the colors with some argyle paper and used my cuddle bug and swiss dots embossing folder with my white paper I then turned it around so the paper looked more like the dimples on a golf ball I know you can't tell in the photo but it looks neat well at least I think so and my dad really liked his card too. Well that's all for today I'm still trying to decide what to give away for my first blog candy hope to have it figured out soon. Thanks for stopping by have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Golfing Riley unmounted (Hanna stamps) things Hanna would say (Hanna stamps)
dp- Embellishment punch out pack Bright(colorbok)
cs-moonstruck(ctmh) white (gp)
embellishments-ribbon(offray), brads (ctmh)
tools-cb embossing folder swiss dots, copics, Sakura stardust gel pen.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

more raks ...birthday fun

I received more RAK cards yesterday the Riley card is from Sparkle so cute makes me want the nestabilities tho. Thank you so much Sparkle.

This other card was given to me by Debby I love the hardware on the front and this card smells so good I think I need some card scents so my cards can smell just as good. Thanks so much.

You may be wondering why I'm getting RAK it's because I won the Bella babe challenge on the Bella yahoo group so lucky me I get to receive yummies all month long.

And here is my card that I made last week and I thought I posted it but then I realized I never did so here ya go. I used snss birthday fun and paper pieced the balloons with making memories pattered paper I used my coluzzlel for my oval and on the scalloped oval I used the coluzzle and corner rounder. For the faux stitching I used my ctmh chocolate marker. I also used my copics to color the confetti flowers from Micheal they still look so shimmery even after they were colored. My brads were colonial white and I used my copics to color them to match the flowers I just love my copics.
I'm planning on going to the scrapbook expo tomorrow I'm so excited I love going to the expo so many vendors and inexpensive scrapping supplies.Well thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

** Keep a look out next week I am planning on doing my first blog candy.**

What I used
stamps- Birthday fun (snss)
dp-funky vintage lizzie collection(making memories)
cs-chocolate(ctmh)buttercup(making memories)white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon (Offray), confetti flowers Micheal's, brads colonial white(ctmh)
tools- coluzzle, corner rounder.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Adorable baby

I just love making baby cards I make a lot of birthday cards but I think baby cards are my favorite to make. Anyways for this card I wanted to try out a new technique with my cuddle bug you can see it here it was super easy and looks pretty cool the stamp came from a set I bought at Joann's it's by Fiskars . The "new baby" charm was purchased at Wal-mart I found them in the baby shower section. Well that's all for today hope you have a great day.

What I used
stamps- baby fiskars
ink-black(palette), blush (ctmh)
cs-blush, baby pink( ctmh) GP white
embellishments- white brads (???) ribbon (offray), charm bought at Wal-mart.
tools- cuddle bug swiss dots embossing folder,copics.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I took My kids to the Zoo today and I was a very good mom and remembered to put sunblock on my kids I just forgot to put it on myself so my head, neck, and arms are fried so I'm hurting a little but, I should feel better tomorrow. Anyways when I came home and went to get the mail I had not1 or 2 but 3 happy mail items in the mail box I was so excited this was my very first RAK (random act of kindness) the first one I opened was a card with images from Christi I just love her patterned paper and how she used the eyelets I have so many eyelets I really need to try something like this.

The second one I opened was from Chris for winning her bellie # 9 challenge she sent me this card it is so awesome in real life love it, and if you look under the photo you will see a big stack of cardstock soo amazing.

For the third one that I opened it was from Dawn she sent me her card that she made for the bella babe contest soo sweet the photo doesn't do it justice she has orange and yellow stickles on her pajama pants and I love how she used the brads along the circle.

I was so lucky today thank you ladies for making my day even better.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Chrissy's belli challenge #12

This weeks belli challenge is to use scraps see Chrissy's blog here. We all have scraps so why not use them up. Here is my card that was entirely made out of scraps (except for the brads and stickles) are you impressed probably not, scraps are pretty easy to come by but it makes for a fun challenge and I get to make my scrap pile smaller by 1/16 of an inch right. SO please join in the fun and make a small dent in your scrap pile. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

What I used
stamps- It's my birthday(cc designs)
cs-?? scraps
dp-more scraps
embellishments- brads (oriental trading), ribbon scraps.

tools-prisma color pencils, gamsol, stardust stickles

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Baby Girl

I made this card after I saw one made by Katie Stilwater I just really liked the layout you can see it here on her blog I used the baby rattle from ctmh baby steps set.On this card two of the rattles are paper pieced and they are all covered with glossy accents I added the rhinestones they match in real life the photo just changed the appearance. Sorry for the short post not that any of my posts are that long but I have things to get done today thanks for stopping by and have a happy day.

What I used
stamps-baby steps(ctmh)precious gift(ctmh)
cs-baby pink(ctmh) gp white
dp-dcwv spring pack
embellishments-ribbon chocolate(ctmh), rhinestones $store find
tools-corner rounder, glossy accents, copics.

Exciting News at SNSS

Korin from SNSS just announced the she will be carrying the Rachelle Ann miller and Sarah Kay stamps you can pre -order the Rachelle Ann Miller stamps now and the Sarah Kay stamps will be available in a few months so run and pre-order your stamps today at SNSS they are so cute.

I also have another sneak peak of Olivia the owl this stamp along with two others will be available this Friday they are PREY WITHOUT CEASING and YOU ARE A GENIUS you can see what the entire sets look like here.

Alright on to my card I thought the owl would be so cute paper pieced so that's just what I did then I used waxy flax and hand stitched around the image.The rest is pretty easy to figure out if you have any questions please ask I'd be happy to answer them if I can. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.Please visit the other design team member to see what they made with Olivia.


What I used
stamps-owl occasions(snss)
ink-black(palette), chocolate(ctmh)
cs-GP white
dp-little sizzles Earth tones(Provo craft)
embellishments-buttons, waxy flax
tools- corner punch (ek success)copics


I was awarded the arte y pico again by Nany a fellow sbs-15 sister thanks Nany I'm not going to choose five more people cuz I already did see this post here. I was also awarded the you make my day award by Sammie another sbs-15 sister this is such a great sisterhood luv them.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Olivia sneak peak

Yesterday I was so excited in my mailbox was this little stamp set I received from the very generous Korin I hurried and inked her up but didn't get time to make anything until after the kids went to sleep so everyone I want you to meet Olivia...

she the new owl flying to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps very soon say around the 15th she is so adorable and a part of a new mini set called Owl Occasions. I used Beate's weekend sketch #42 without even realizing it I'm sure I was inspired by others that had made cards using her sketch.Please enjoy and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Owl occasions( SNSS)
ink-black(palette) Chocolate(ctmh)
cs- GP White, Barn red(ctmh)
dp-Recess(basic grey)
embellishments-chocolate ribbon(ctmh), Dimensional Elements Bookplates(ctmh)
tools-copics, jumbo scallop punch(marvy)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Hanna challenges

I had a wonderful weekend and I hope every one else did too. I made these two cards.. .yes I am showing two cards crazy huh? Anyway I made them for the two Hanna stamp challenges the first was to make a card where the front of the card was at least a 1/2 inch shorter than the back I'm not quite sure if you can see but the front of my card is about an1 1/2 inches shorter on the front. On the side the fire hydrant and dog tag have glossy accents on them so cute If I do say so myself. The stamps I used are my best friend from Hanna stamps .

For my second card this challenge was to use the colors
Plum (Perfect Plum and/or Pale Plum)
Always Artichoke
Basic Grey
any neutral

Well These are all SU colors and I only have ctmh so I had to improvise I hope the colors I choose are close enough I used New England Ivy and the dp is from the level 2 packet of Enchanted from ctmh the stamp is also a Hanna stamp from the small breeds dog set I think I bought the set just for this tree although the dogs are pretty cute too. I think everything on this card is pretty strait forward I did however use a metal rimmed tag and cut it diagonally and used it on the two corners. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day even if it is Monday.

What I used
Card #1
stamps-my best friend (Hanna stamps),puppy love (ctmh)
ink-black (palette)
cs-chocolate ,cranberry, sweet leaf (ctmh) gp White
tools- glossy accents, Copics Basic set from Hanna stamps

stamps-small breeds dog(Hanna stamps), for every occasion(ctmh)
ink-black(palette) white versacolor
cs-New England Ivy(ctmh) GP white
dp-enchanted level 2 paper packet(ctmh)
embellishments-ribbon Micheal's $ special value , metal rimmed tag (making memories)
tools- Copics basic set from Hanna stamps, chalk, sandpaper.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Fantastic Friday Challenge #2

I normally don't post on the weekends but the Bella group photo album is full so in order to participate I needed to post it here at least I hope I'm not late I'm not sure when the cut off date actually is. I made this for the Bella babe contest but Korin's Friday challenge was to use the same colors so I figure that I can use the card for both.

What I used
stamps-rockabella(stamping Bella), things Hanna would say(Hanna stamps)
embellishments-yellow orange flowers(oriental trading)pink(prima)brads(oriental trading)rhinestones $ store find, glossy accents.
tools- primsa color pencils, Gamsol

Friday, April 4, 2008

Hula Sophie

Meet Sophie G the other moose on the loose at Hanna stamps she is so cute I love this hula girl... er moose. When I stamped her I wanted to somehow make her skirt a different color I first thought of paper piecing but then I thought how cute would it be if I used embroidering thread to make my own hula skirt. I think it turned out so cute, and as an extra I added some beads to the top of the skirt. I used my cuddle bug embossing folder and the sentiment is from ctmh. Happy stamping thanks for stopping by.

What I used
stamps-Sophie g(Hanna stamps), free spirit(ctmh)
ink-black(pallette), lilac mist, heavenly blue(ctmh)
cs- mango, sky(making memories), GP white
dp-oriental trading 100 sheet tropical pack
embellishments- ribbon Micheal's beads embroidering
thread from my stash
tools-cuddle bug swirls embossing folder, copics basic set @Hanna Stamps

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fairies are invisible

I love this stamp set from artful inkables when I purchased them I had no idea they were based out of Utah until my package arrived at my doorstep I just thought that was pretty cool and I wanted to share.

For my card I used dimensionals behind the little fairy and the wings have two dimensionals to make the wings stick up farther than the rest. I just love this stamp set it's so cute go here to see the other stamps in the set, and did I mention I love it. Thanks for coming by and have a delightful day.

What I used
stamps- fairy whimsy( artful inkable)
ink- black(pallete)chocolate distressing ink(ctmh)
cs-colonial white
dp-k-ology 6x6 Hanna paper pad
embellishments- Bella baubles, ribbon unknown
tools- copics

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A little bit of Sugar

Here's a quick card I made with one of my new Sugar Nellie's . When I first received my stamps I stamped them out and played around with colors, well I totally screwed up my image of Summer Nellie so I just used my circle punch and used what was still good then found some paper that matched and wallah I was done... well not until I used my stickles and sukura stardust pen and a few dots of my Tulip fashion bead paint and then when it shimmered and sparkled I was done. Hope everyone has a great day thanks for stopping by.

What I used
stamps- summer Nellie( Sugar Nellie), sentiment (studio g $ stamp)
ink- black(pallete), chocolate(ctmh)
cs-chocolate(ctmh), buttercup, strawberries and cream(making memories)
dp-Lizzie collection(making memories)
embellishments-ribbon chocolate(ctmh), colonial white (ctmh), tulip fashion bead paint white, stardust stickles, sukura stardust gel pen.
tools- 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch (SU), copics