Saturday, June 27, 2009

Outdoors Blog hop with FireCracker Designs

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Vicki and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

I have had this bottle of shimmerz forever....since Easter and it has been staring at me, but I was too afraid to try that was crazy of me, but I am a classic hoarder. you should see my DP stash. These flowers USED to be white!!!!! now they are pretty and sparkly and I also covered the trees with some shimmer too. On the gray pannel I actually used the tree stamp and stamped off on to this sheet to make a background paper. This stamp set if Just Breathe. This was a great set and has soooo many possibilities.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday Blog Skip, Hop & Dance

Welcome to the Birthday Blog Skip, Hop & Dance sponsored by Stamping Bella!

If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

I stamped my bella on bazzil paper using momento black ink and colored her in with my copics. I used some matching primas and some mini purple brads I got in a joanne's dollar package. The sentiment is from Stampin up.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to:

Have a great day! How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $40 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Monday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Are you ready!

Firecreacker Designs will be hosting a blog hop this Saturday June 27th at 11 am eastern time. The theme is outdoors.....I wonder what all the ladies will be creating. We had some absolutely wonderful stamp sets to work with. If you would like to see the new releases and order so you can join in all the fun go to firecracker designs by Pamela.

I also wanted to say a BIG congratulations to Vicki and Heather. They were both recently published in Just Cards. If you have the most recent issue flip through and find their wonderful creations!

Monday, June 22, 2009


I watercolored this image and used some digital paper free from Gina K and some dew drops. I love how this card turned out and was so excited with the finished product.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

happy Father's Day!!!

Hope everyone has a great day:)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Enjoy and Breathe

I LOVE, LOVE, Love this image. it is soooooo much fun to watercolor. this would not photograph we;; for some reason. my camera was not picking up the detail or the color very well

ETA: OK so thank goodness I looked at my comments and updates today cause I had scheduled out my blog posts and what do you know. half my blog post was missing. especially the uber important info about what stamp this is even from. This set is of course another brilliant Firecracker Designs by pamela.

This set had originally been released as a clear acrylic set but after some revamping Pam released in her unmounted rubber.

My newest favorite embellishment is buttons. I love them!!!! OK that should do for the info that never made it to the masses. Thanks for looking

Thursday, June 18, 2009

NEW blog look

Ok so what do you think!!!! I changed some stuff around and did a nice, new banner. Please, please give me some feedback.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bachelorette Party!

I wanted an old fashion slumber party. We had tons of candy, chick flicks, and we even went around town on a scavenger hunt!
The above picture is the toilet paper veil we made and we had to use it for the scavenger hunt....
The above picture is the cake my mom made. She owns her own cake business Deb B Cakes

Anyone who has been to a slumber party knows what happens to the bra of the first person that goes to sleep. I soaked it and in the morning it was solid as a rock :) My poor mom.....Yes that is hers

Monday, June 15, 2009

The last of spring is drifting away to scorching CA heat

We had guest staying with us for the wedding and to be honest no one uses our nice guest bathroom upstairs but us. So I still had snowflake candles in there......I needed something springlike but I didn't want to go out and buy a lot of stuff and I remembered I had a few of these vanilla scented candles in the closet so I made a few pillars with tulips on them for the bathroom and it worked great!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What's up doc?

Well I did a color challenge in May and like always I forgot to photograph and post it in time. I have done a lot of challenges and I am sooo lagging on posting. I am working on changing that and getting this blog rolling. I have a lot of stuff to show. I used prismas and gamsol to color this lil guy

Friday, June 12, 2009

Spring is almost over.....

I colored each tulip with copics and cut them out. I used birds and swirls CB folder for the background and some pretty ribbon that i have had forever and have never used before now!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lucky Duck

I could not get enough from the sentiments from this set. You Quack me up is a great set for anytime. I would have never thought of these colors together. but it just gave me a fun spring card.....I feel like a Lucky Duck too because CA is having wonderful weather!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fellow Blogger Offering Blog Candy

I wanted to spread the word that Melissa over at Creating from the heart is offering some delish blog sweet you might get a cavity ;0 I could not help being a litle silly.

Hanna's Guest Designer call

I have a scor-pal. But besides doing the basic scores I have yet to really use this baby to it's full potential. so I looked and looked on the scor pal site at all the e-zines with tutorials. I saw one that I thought was super cute and since I needed a place to store my Hanna Images. I decided to enter into their Guest Designer Challenge over on SCS forums found HERE.

Here is what I came up with:

Now I have a place to store my colored and stamped Hanna Images....I am one of those people that I have a basket of colored images of all kinds and if I am in a hurry for a card I have some selection to use. It can be kinda confusing when I have different Vendors so I was happy to be able to start separating them.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sophisticated spring

That is how I see this card. with the shimmer white cardstock cuttlebugged with fancy script and the fancy silver ribbon. just a very elegant card. For the life of me I could not get a great picture. if I used the flash it would have the worst glare.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Another Wedding Post

Wanted to share with you some photos from my Bridal shower.....I had an awesome bridal party and an exceptional Maid of honor. This was back in April.
This is me (in the Teal sweater up front) and my bridal party
This is me.....I was so excited cause to me this was the official start to all the wedding "stuff" so I hadn't ate anything and my MOH made baked brie my fave!!!!
This was a cute thing every made for is a bouquet made of hearts and pipe cleaners and it has advice for married life....
This was my cake. the theme was Tiffany blue and my mom made this cake for me. Her company is called Deb B Cakes

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Surprise....Have a ducky day!

This little guys is soooo cute. you may remember I used him in the March blog hop. I also have bought a lot of buttons recently and love using them on a card!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fire cracker tulips

This is one of my favorite cards I used with Tip Toe Tulip It is such a fun set! I am big on using my stipple brushes all the time I think it is so much fun and adds such a great look. I also used my cuttlebug for the background and patted my whisper white craft pad over it to add depth. this is one of my first cards I had made using my copics as well


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