Thursday, July 31, 2008


I made this card after I saw Taylor's Friday cupcake sketch from last week.I went by my memory so I think I did ok even though it's not exact. I used rockstar! by Sugar Nellie I purchased at Funky Kits
I'm starting to get back into stamping. My son is back in school so maybe I can get my schedule on track again. Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-rockstar! ( SugarNellie)
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-celebrate(three bugs in a rug)
cs-crystal blue, topiary, cranberry(ctmh)
embellishments-big eyelets(provo craft)
tools-copic markers

Monday, July 28, 2008

Owl Celebrations

I still haven't done much stamping I just can't seem to get in the mood to stamp It's really frustrating I did however make this card it was just a simple fast card I put together I don't really even like it but I figured I show it maybe someone will like it. Well I hope I can get back to stamping soon, I just end up sitting at my desk staring at everything then walk back out it's so disappointing.

What I used
stamps-owl celebrations(snss)
cs-white(GP), orange(ctmh)
embellishments-ribbon(american crafts), brads(making memories)
tools- copic markers

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mini Album

It's been awhile since my last post It's been pretty crazy around here and I haven't been in the mood to make much I did however make this mini 6x6 album I haven't finished it or put photos on it but I felt bad for not posting. This week I won't be posting much either My baby turns two on Wed. and Thurs. is a Utah holiday plus add that I haven't stamped in a few days.

Well here is my book. I used a chipboard album by three bugs in a rug and the paper pack is ctmh boom di ada the stamp sets used are cottage flowers, be true, spot on backgrounds(ctmh), tthe brad is from oriental trading company, and the ribbon is chocolate and twill (ctmh), poke-a-dot ribbon (all my memories), green (offrey).The cs colors are hollyhock and olive, chocolate, sweet leaf, buttercup, barn red, goldrush(ctmh). Thanks for looking have a great day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Penguin hugs

Here are some penguin cards I made last month with penguin hugs from sweet 'n sassy stamps. I haven't been in the stamping mood lately so I have to show you things I made awhile ago this first one is pretty simple I used pop dots for the main image the shadow kind of makes it look strange I also stamped flourishes under the image and used mini brads and rhinestones to add to it that's it for this card.

For my second card I paper pieced the penguins with paper from basic grey's archaic dp I forgot to put the sentiment on this card before I took a photo of it I always seem to forget that part I don't know why. Thanks for visiting I hope I can get more stamping time in for tomorrow.

What I used
stamps-penguin hugs(sweet 'n sassy)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
cs-crystal blue, black(ctmh)white(gp)
embellishments- rhinestones(dollar store) mini brads(ctmh)
tools-copic markers

card #2
stamps-penguin hugs (sweet 'n sassy)
ink-black graphite(brilliance)
dp-archaic(basic grey)
embellishments-ribbon cocoa(ctmh)flowers(oriental trading company) brads (american crafts)

Monday, July 14, 2008

It's all about the presents

My kids had a birthday party this weekend for a neighbor boy, I just love the sentiment it's so true especially for a 4 year old "it's all about the presents". I used it's my birthday by cc designs I purchased them at all that scraps . I colored the image in with my copic markers the layout is pretty simple.
I started working on a mini book this weekend I'm hoping to get the finishing touches on it and post this week. So I'll just leave ya with that if you have any questions just ask. Have a great day.

What I used
stamps- It's my birthday(cc designs
ink-noir black(palette), dutch blue(ctmh)
dp-embellishment punch-out pack Bright(colorbok)
cs- embellishment punch-out pack Bright(colorbok),white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon(offray), brads(queen and co)
tools-copic markers

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hey Sunshine, Belli challenge24

This card all started with that little square of ribbon at the bottom I found paper to match and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I added the circle for Chrissy belli challenge #24 this week the challenge was to use circles but I guess the glasses and button are circles as well but I wanted to add just one more so the bucket of sand was added. The stamp I used is one of missy b designs and her website is back up and working so if you've been wanting to see what she carries you can check it out here. The sentiment is from things hanna would say from hanna stamps. It's hard to tell in the photo but the ribbon is frayed a little at the end. Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

What I used
stamps- Beach baby(missy b designs), Things hanna would say(hanna stamps)
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-summer pack (dcwv)
cs-crystal blue, sunflower(ctmh), white(gp)
embellishments-ribbon (offray), button(unknown)
tools- copic markers, 1 3/8 circle punch(SU), 12" decorative trimmer (creative memories)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baby Card

I made this card last night. I started with the scalloped edge and I places buttons on the side, I thought it looked like a it would make a cute baby card so I searched my stamps and found one that would work well and it went on from there. The image I used is Take a Stand Kirby from Stamping Bella.The baby feet and baby boy stamp came from a fiskars set named baby. The metal rim around the baby feet was a tag but I accidentally pushed the vellum out so I just stamped on the cs and adhered the rim to the card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

What I used
stamps-Take a stand Kirby (stamping bella), baby(fiskars)
ink-black noir(palette), outdoor denim, crystal blue(ctmh)
cs-outdoor denim, crystal blue(ctmh), white(gp), vellum
embellishments-buttons (unknown), white brads (ctmh), outdoor denim brads(ctmh), ribbon(American crafts), metal rimmed tag (ctmh).
tools-copic markers, corner rounder(ek success).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Slowly coming back

I'm slowly getting back to stamping here's a quick card I made using Eloise greengrass from stamping bella .I think this may be my favorite stamp I just love to color in and shade her skirt. I colored her in with my copic markers and added stardust stickles to her wings the designer paper is autumn leaves Savannah. The ribbon I used I bought at the local dollar store. I love the thick grosgrain ribbon don't you? I'll make this quick so maybe I'll be able to get some stamping time before I go to bed tonight. Thanks for visiting and have a great day or evening.

What I used
stamps-Eloise greengrass(stamping bella)
ink-black noir(palette)
dp-Savannah foof-a-la(autumn leaves)
embellishments-ribbon(dollar store)
tools-copic markers, stardust(stickles)stardust gel pen(sakura)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fundraiser for Janessa

I have a message from Korin, who is the owner of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Inky Doodle) You may know about my 19 month old niece, Janessa, who was born with Down Syndrome and later diagnosed with MDS (pre-leukemia). She is the youngest of five all under 12 years old. She has finished round two of her chemo treatments but it's been a roller coaster ride for my brother's family as you can imagine. She has at least 4 more treatments to go so they still have a long way ahead of them. Many of my blogging and praying friends have asked if there is more they can do...well there is! With your help, I would like to ease some of their burden by having a fundraiser through Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.From July 8th through July 31st I will be donating 50% from each stamp set sold to the Joseph family (not including Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller). So if you've been thinking about getting some stamps sets, now is the time to do it! If you have any questions, please let me know.To follow along Janessa's journey visit her Caring Bridge page. And by all means if the only thing you can do is pray, then please pray for her and the family! God is good and he WILL see them through this!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Wow I feel like it's been along time since my last post. I went camping and I'm still trying to get caught up on laundry and all that stuff. I haven't had time to stamp and I don't know if I'll be able to to get back in the swing of things very soon I'll try though.

Well here is a card I made oh probably over a month ago I didn't really like it all that much so I never posted it but since I don't have anything I figured why not post it even if it's not a favorite of mine. I used happy neighborhood from stamping bella I used my prisma color pencils and gamsol the sentiment I used was from SNSS home sweet home set. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks for visiting and here's hoping I can find some stamping time.

What I used
stamps-happy neighborhood(stamping bella), home sweet home(snss)
ink-black noir(palette)
dp-canvas collection citrus blossom(scrapworks)
cs-bamboo, chocolate, sunflower(ctmh) white(gp)
embellishments-twill ribbon(Michael's $ ribbon)
tools- prisma color pencils, gamsol, corner rounder(ek success), edge distresser(ctmh)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fantastic Friday Challenge 6/27

My photo looks a little blurry here it looked fine before I uploaded it into blogger sorry.
I made this card for Korin's fantastic Friday challenge 6/27 which is to make a card with red white and blue as the main colors.I recently purchased these papers from ctmh and I just had to use them. As for the stamp set from Missy B designs I bought it sometime in Sept. or Oct. and forgot about them so when I saw it I thought it would work well with the paper. For this card I didn't forget to put a sentiment on I just haven't decided what I'll use the card for so I'm going to wait to see what comes up.
On another note I was asked on how to make the scalloped edge on this card and I also used it on the card above here is a tutorial by Beate Johns found on split coast stampers that explains it very well.I won't be posting until next week because of the holiday, I will be spending time with family. Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

What I used
stamps-missy b designs
ink-noir black(palette)
dp-Blue ribbon level 2 paper pack(ctmh)
cs-outdoor denim, cranberry(ctmh), white(GP)
embellishments-ribbon(I bought it at Michael's )
tools-copic markers, corner rounder

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

New Releases and Penguin Card

Sweet 'n Sassy stamps has released 7 new stamp sets hurry and check it out. The design team round-up is also posted. The design team made some really great samples using snss this month.

I was asked to showcase the Penguin Hugs stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I think this set is great for birthdays to winter themed crafts.

For my card I stamped one of the Penguins from the set with black graphite Brilliance ink. I then colored it in with my prisma colored pencils and gamsol, I also outlined the penguin with my pale blue copic marker. I used stardust stickles to make it look like snow. I then hand doodled the dots around the card with my singo white gel pen. I random stamped snowflakes for the background paper. This was such a fun set to work with so many possibilities!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:Penguin Hugs(Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Santa Baby(Basic Grey)
Ink: Black Graphite(Brilliance), Gold rush(ctmh)
Cardstock:Black (ctmh),White(Georgia Pacific)
Designer Paper: Vibrant(atd, from Wal-mart)
Accessories: Prisma color pencils, Gamsol, Copic Markers,Signo White gel pen(SU), Stardust (stickles), Ticket corner punch, scalloped circle punch, and 13/8 circle punch(SU)


Sammi my blogging sister gave me this award I am very greatful for my sisterhood they are always there when you need cheering up thanks ladies.

It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

I am going to nominate the SNSS dt members they alway have great craft items to share they are a great inspiration to me.

Kathy Page
Jennifer Ofiana
Laurie Serino
Michele Kovack
Chris Dickinson
Claudia Rosa
Christi Thornsen
Sandy Domelle
Korin Sutherland