Thursday, May 29, 2008

Look What I Have

In my sbs-15 group we had an image swap and I wanted to thank Monica our sbs-15 group administrator for hosting this wonderful swap. This card that I made is made with one of the images Kelly sent from high hopes stamps it is so adorable I love how big they are and they are so fun to color. I colored this image called froggy gift with my prisma color pencils and gamsol. For this layout it was actually a scrapbook layout made for one photo so I decided to use it for my card instead I think it turned out pretty well so now I'm off to find more scrapbook layouts that will work well for cards. Thanks for visiting and have a super day.

What I used
stamps-froggy gift(high hopes stamps), be happy(ctmh)
ink- for the image I don't know for the circle below indian corn blue(ctmh)
dp-lets pretend(imaginisce)
cs-cranberry(ctmh), whisper white(SU)
embellishments-blue cord(unknown), brads(oriental trading) jumbo eyelet(provo craft)
tools-prisma color pencils, gamsol, 1 inch and 11/4 inch circle punches(SU)

Chrissy's belli challenge #19

Here is a card I made for Chrissy's belli challenge #19 her challenge was to use a white gel pen I used my gel pen but I didn't go all out and get creative I just used it around my mat. I also used trendy girl from SNSS . I saw a card similar to this in a magazine I can't remember which one it was I saw it awhile ago (all I had was a sketch I drew with a few notes) but the card had flowers instead so when I saw this stamp set I thought hey I can do that. I colored in one purse green and black and the others I just used my black copic. The flower metal clip I bought at the scrapbook expo from the creating keepsakes booth. I then added ribbon and sticker from the same kit as the flower clip.I added the sentiment let's do lunch and a little bow with embroidery floss on the purse. Thanks for visiting have a great day.

What I used
stamps-trendy girl(ctmh)
ink-graphite black(brilliance)
cs-black,citrus green(ctmh) white(gp)
embellishments- flower clip round sticker(creating keepsakes), ribbon from target $ spot, embroidery floss, green mini brad(queen & co)
tools- white gel pen(signo), black marker(ctmh), SU word window punch.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

You Crock Me Up!

I love this stamp I just recently received this stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie's blog. Thanks Kimmie! I won it on one of her sketch challenges. The stamp is called Samson from High Hopes Stamps I decided to paper piece the crocodile I then used my sponge and inks to put some shadows so it didn't look so flat. The dp was already sponged so I added the distressed look on to the rest of the card. I added the circles also to keep the theme of the dp Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Samson, you crock me up ( high hopes)
ink-black graphite( brilliance),sweet leaf chocolate(ctmh) for shadowing.
dp-dirty laundry Conner's swim trunks(kma), raspberrie green dots( bo-bunny)
cs-moonstruck, sunny yellow(ctmh), white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon dollar find, brads ( oriental trading)

Monday, May 26, 2008

Exercise is a dirty word

** I don't what I was thinking last night but I forgot to put the links in for Korin's challenge and snss so I just added them.**

I made this card for Korin's Fantastic Friday challenge her challenge was to use ribbon in a different way other than a knot or bow, so I just draped ribbon over the top and put the image of the chocolates on top of the ribbon. I also used tulip fabric paint on the chocolates. I then used one of the sentiments that also came with the chocoholic stamp set from sweet 'n sassy stamps, if you can't read it it says Exercise is a dirty word, every time I hear it I wash my mouth out with chocolate. I think it's so funny cuz it's true well at least for me. Well thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
cs-chocolate, blush, colonial white, bamboo(ctmh)
embellishments-ribbon(american craft, offray), rhinestones dollar store find, pink flower (oriental trading), tulip fabric paint.
tools-prima color pencils, gamsol.

Friday, May 23, 2008


This will be another super short post the kids are in bed and I get to watch a movie with my hubby. I plan on getting some stamping time in tomorrow as long as my kids behave.

So for my card I used a stamp set called dude from ctmh that has been retired for at least 1 yr if not longer but I thought it needed to be dusted off and inked up, even old stamps need some love. I colored the image with my copics and used a bit of glossy accents on the wheels of the in-line skates. The paper I used is from Provo crafts I purchased the package for $1 at the expo and now I'm wishing I bought more than one. I then used a hardware fastener from scrapworks with a red brad . The rest I think you can figure out.
I need to get going my husband is patiently waiting for me. Hope you have a super Memorial Day weekend.

What I used
stamps- dude(ctmh)
ink- black graphite(brilliance)
dp-Provo crafts
cs-black, cranberry, indian corn blue(ctmh)white(gp)
embellishments-glossy accents(ranger), black hardware fastener(scrapworks), red brad (oriental trading)
tools-copics, coluzzle for the circle(Provo crafts).

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hi There

We have crazy weather here in Utah yesterday we were in the low 90's and today it rained and it probably didn't even make it up to 50 so I spent some time in my craft room today . I made this for Korin's Fantastic Friday challenge this weeks challenge was a sketch challenge I really like to do these and I also loved the sketch.
I colored in Gretchen with my CTMH water color pencils and aqua brush I've had these pencils for awhile and I'm just now using them and I love them I still need to practice to make it look better though.I used eyelets on this card I can't remember the last time I used eyelets lol. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

What I used
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
dp-amy butler belle mat pad(k&company)
cs-chocolate,bamboo(ctmh), white(gp)
embellishments-eyelets(provo craft), paper flowers, garden green brad(ctmh)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Flower Thank You

Ok so I lied I'm having a hard time finding the time or the desire to create anything lately it's probably because the weather is warmer and I'd rather be outside than in the house. We'll see if I can change that soon. Well here is another quick card I used another one of my dollar stamps from imaginisce called flowers from the for peep sakes collection the paper I used is sugared from basic grey . The image is colored in with my water color pencils from ctmh and it has stickles and glossy accents on the flowers the sentiment is a rub-on from scrapworks.

My image is crooked I fixed it on the card but I'm too lazy to take another photo.

what I used
stamps-flowers for peep sakes( imaginisce
dp-sugared(basic grey)
embellishments-ribbon cocoa(
ctmh), stardust stickles, glossy accents, rub-on (scrap works)
tools-water color pencils (

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Every child is...

a unique and unrepeatable miracle I just love that sentiment.

Here is a card I made for a sketch challenge Sammi my sbs-15 sister gave our sbs-15 group to do. I really liked this sketch the only thing is I looked at it last night then I went to bed when I woke up, I put the card together without looking at it again and now as I'm posting this I realize I was suppose to put the sentiment in one of the strips but, instead I used ribbon I still like the way it turned out though. I don't think you can tell but I used just a bit of stardust stickles on the baby's hair bow. I thought it went well with the designer paper cuz it was already glittered.
If you want to do the challenge I'd love to see your card leave a link for me in the comment section to where I can view it. Thank you for visiting and have a great day.

Here is the sketch.

What I used
stamps- baby miracles(ctmh)
ink-black graphite (brilliance), sweet leaf (ctmh)
dp-Nana's nursery baby girl(dcwv)
cs-sweet leaf,blush(ctmh), white(gp)
embellishments-pink ribbon(daisy d's) white and green ribbon(american crafts)
tools-mega scallop circle punch(marvy), stardust (stickles),copics.

quick chick

I have another quick card today. This card was inspired by an outfit my niece was wearing the other day I don't have a photo of the outfit but it was a pink shirt with a bird and striped shorts. When I saw it I told my sister I need to remember this so I can make a card LOL . I paper pieced the bird with three bugs in a rug patterned paper I placed a couple of rhinestones on my card. Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting have a great day.

what I used
stamp- chick(imaginisce)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
patterned paper and solid paper-celebrate(three bugs in a rug)
embellishments-ribbon(american crafts), rhinestones(unknown)

Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm back

Sorry I've been gone so long I should be posting a bit more regular now that Mother's day and my sons birthday are over. I had a wonderful mothers day and I hope all the mothers and soon to be mothers had a great day as well.

Here is a card I made today I used my new Rachelle Anne Miller's Lily and Milo-first love stamp that I purchased through Sweet 'n Sassy stamps I just adore this stamp, and I used ctmh's friendship word puzzle for the sentiment I thought it worked out pretty well with the image. It's a pretty simple layout and so that's it really. I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for visiting.

What I used
stamps-Lily and Milo- first love(Rachelle Anne Miller),friendship word puzzle(ctmh)
ink-black graphite(brilliance), crystal blue(ctmh)
dp-dcwv spring paper packet
cs-crystal blue, blush, clover meadow (ctmh) white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon( daisy d's), big paper flower (ctmh)small flowers( oriental trading ), metal rimmed tag (making memories), big designer brad ( three bugs in a rug) green brads ( oriental trading).

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New release

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps released a new stamp set called Gretchen isn't she just adorable.

Here is a card I made using Gretchen and one of the sentiments that comes with the set you can see the complete set here.I paper pieced her dress and that's about it really. Sorry so short my husband is waiting to watch a movie with me. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

what I used
stamp-Gretchen (snss)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
dp-Brenda Walton small wonders girl(k&company)
cs-buttercup(ctmh) white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon (american crafts)
tools-copics,scalloped circle punch(su)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I'm so sorry I haven't posted in awhile so many things have been keeping me busy over the last few days and unfortunately this week won't be any better.First of all everyone knows it's Mother's day this Sunday so I need to get my gifts and cards made. Second My oldest son turns seven on the 11th so that means his birthday falls on Mother's day this year. I need to clean my house for the birthday I know that was my excuse last week for not posting and guess what? I didn't do it not that it would have stayed clean even if I had so I need to that this week. Next week should be better, then I 'll be back to posting a little more regular.

OK so if your still with me here is a card I made for my sister-in-law her birthday is Wednesday, so many things to do but at least I can now check this off my to do list. I used one of the images Laurel sent me I received them today and when I saw them I knew it would be perfect for this card.

I've also been tagged and I hope to get some time to post my answers to the questions some time this week or next week as long as I don't forget. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-cuppacakeabella(stamping Bella), So many scallops(SU)
ink-for the image I don't know , crystal blue(ctmh)
dp-Celebrate 6x6 paper pack(three bugs in a rug)
cs-crystal blue(ctmh)
embellishments-ribbon (american crafts), stardust(stickles),rhinestone(ctmh)
tools-copics, SU scallop circle punch.

Bella RAK

I received this card from Laurel Seabrook this is the second card she has sent me she is sooo great she sent me images, flowers, spiral clips, photo clips, and hinges isn't that just awesome. I love how she paper pieced the Bella's and the layout is super. Thanks Laurel.