Monday, August 30, 2010

Postcard collection!

I LOVE how this turned out. I used one of the templates from papertrey to make this magazine file and created this to hold postcards that I collect from various vacations. This is from the set Going Somewhere fromMy Favorite Things....I love this set!!! It is so much fun to play with!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dancing Queen

This is an older card that I made awhile back but I never posted! I am finding too many of those lately!

You can tell how old this is cause my maiden name is in the watermark :) This was one of the first cards I did using copics! This was over a year ago so it is hard for me to name the other special stuff used!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crafty Summer Fun!

I love the Amy collection!!!! They are soooo adorable and SO MUCH fun to color! And anything that allows me to color makes me a happy girl. I love bright and fun colors!!!
Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Stampin' Bella Challenge

I LOVE stella.....she was one of those stamps I HAD to have. I colored her with my copics and used a fun glitter pen to color her wand, crown, olive and shoes. This follows a fun sketch from paula over on the Friday Stamping Bella challenge. I had the hardest time with this sketch. I wasted SOOOOO much paper making this one card.
This sentiment is from verve and I think it fits this image perfectly!!!! I also tried using some crazy stitching.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lovely flowersoft!

This is such a sweet image! I loved using the flowersoft with this cause it adds so much fun texture to any project!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CSN store Bedroom Furniture help!

Recently I found this great store that is actually tons of stores all rolled into one convenient web site! I started browsing and they literally have everything I was looking for! Awhile ago hubby and I were given a brand new cal king mattress....well, we have no sheets or bedding or even new furniture to fit it since our old set really doesn't do the trick. Guess what? CSN Stores has tons of really cool, hip, PERFECT Bedroom Furniture Sets!!!! They even have adorable bedding that would be perfect!!!

Ok the picture above would be perfect in my master bedroom!!! same color as some of our other furniture....hmmm decisions, decision!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

One of those days

This was one of those stamps that as soon as I saw it I HAD to buy it! I made this over a year ago when I first purchased copics. I am finding a lot of cards that were never posted on my blog. You may see some oldie but goodies sprinkled among my new creations. at least you can see how much I have evolved!

I love this sentiment from Verve stamps! Isn't is SO true! sometimes there will be days like this!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Birthday Amy

One of the past Crafty Sentiments challenge was to make a birthday inspired card. This was my take on that challenge.

I love the lattice background from stampin up and this design paper was perfect!

Please visit Crafty Sentiments Blog for more challenges and visit the Crafty Sentiments Store to buy these wonderful images!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Can you believe this blog candy?!?

Make sure you visit Kellie at her blog for your chance to enter!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another attempt....crossing my fingers

Stamping Bella was my first non stampin up purchase. and that was at the beginning if this addiction...uh I mean hobby ;) I have loved everything Em has done with her company and she is at the top of my list of stampin' babes I HAVE to meet. You know that question where you have to pick people you would have to a dinner party and it can be anyone dead or alive.....Well one of mine is Em. Just reading her blog you know she would be a blast to have at the dinner party, especially after this sistah keeps topping off her wine glass!

I was overjoyed when I found out that Em was hosting her first EVER open design team call! Well part of it is you have to enter all of the August challenges. Easy Peasy..right?

Well this weeks was to add bling. Sounded simple enough...umm 3 cards later that just weren't enough and this was the best out of the three! UGH! It is not my favorite work I have ever done but I still think it turned out all right.....just not my best work....I am ready to jump in to see what the next week has in store. I am hoping with my birthday being at the end of the month that will be some added luck for me....

I love daisyboardabella!!! She is fierce :) I also had some basic grey eskimo kisses still in my stash and I love that Wild wasabi matches perfect. For the bling I added martha stewert snow glitter under her boots and dew drops in the corners.

I feel like a contestant on American Idol....."This means the world to me and this is my dream" and I am holding up 2 fingers and Ryan is telling everyone to call to vote for me! :) Stay tuned for more bella goodness!!! I am in a goofy mood as I am posting this so excuse the rambling!

Another challenge

I think I am becoming a bit of a challenge addict!!!!

One of my favorite stores to buy all kinds of crafty goodies is 7 kids college fund! I love this store!!! I usually buy my Kraftin kimmie and The greeting farm stamps there (that is when I am not doing an order for all that scraps). 7 kids has such a large selection of just about everything you would want to own. Recently they have started a new challenge blog. Since it incorporated 2 of my favorite things (pink and dots) I HAD to make time to play.

This image is available over at 7 kids college fund. My dots is the Swiss dot cuttlebug folder on the background and the pink is just about everywhere. I also used pearl dots! And some pretty pink shimmerz on her dress and flowers. I love Anya because she is SO much fun to color. I colored her with my copics!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

1,000 sheets of paper blog candy!!!

Can you believe all of those goodies!!!! Want your own chance? click here!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Paper Pretties Challenge

I have been a fan of Paper pretties since I first started stamping. That was about 4 years ago and that was also when the very first Sophia stamp came out (cuddle me). Recently, paper pretties changed hands and has a new owner, My old Firecracker Design Team member Heather! I am so happy for her new adventure and wholeheartedly support this endeavor!!!!!! It does help that I am HOPELESSLY addicted to Sophia and anything that has her connected to it :)

So the pretties Wednesday challenges are continuing and I am down to the wire!

I used make a splash Sophia! I am LOVING using my sewing machine on my cards. I received it as a gift from my mom last Christmas and I NEVER have sewed before! So I am learning and my stitches are getting straighter!!! So Jodi over on Confessions of a ribbon addict has this great Q&A about sewing on cards. She recommends this thread that is XP super thick and it is sold at Joann's. Well I have thread from Wal-mart and I was Leary if there really was a difference. OMG their is! if you look closely at the card you will notice I actually made this card in pieces over a few days. the larger square (card base) was stitched with my wal-mart thread and the circle and smaller thread was stitched with my new super thick thread.....can you see how much brighter and thicker it looks!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Bella's are lookin' for a sistah!!!! Pick me!

Ok so Stamping Bella is looking for a new stampin' sistah to join the ranks....was I ever soooo excited for that oppurtunity!!!! That is on my goal list cause I love me some stamping bella. last weeks challenge was for paper piercing. I paper pieced the baloons and colored the image with copics. I also sponged the edges with memento ink. I love this thick satin ribbon that I have owned forever but just opened! OK I will be hitting the craft room tomorrow to work on this weeks challenge which is getting blingy!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Daffodil Anya

I am loving the greeting farm stamps. I am a huge fan of anya...which is really funny considering I wasn't a huge fan at first....then I got my hands on them and OMG converted!!!! They are amazing to color and add to ANY project!!!! I love the sketch challenge they recently had! usually not a huge fan of sketches cause I am horrible at getting creative with them but these sketches brought the creative person out!!!

I have been dieing to make a black and yellow card since I saw daffodil delight. Yellow and Black are REALLY in right now! this was soooo much fun to make! I used the new stampin up daffodil delight and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I used copics to color and shimmerz for the dresses and to paint the white primas the shimmery coal color and put clear dew drops in the flower center.

I entered the challenge here

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Retreat Easil

In April my friend Candice and I hosted a stamp retreat. It turned out wonderful! We had 10 wonderful attendees and we rented a fabulous 7 bedroom house in Grass Valley, California. We held 3 fabulous make and take classes and I had so much fun designing them and hosting the classes! Here is one of the make and takes we did!

This is the front of the easil card we made. I used the new stampin up set Awash with Flowers. it was a lot of fun to use!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Monochromatic Kraftin Kimmie

OK...Have I had the chance to GUSH about how much I absolutely adore, love, cherish Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! ESPECIALLY the Moonlight Whispers collection. I was lucky enough to make a large purchase from all that scraps and honestly I need to make another purchase to get all of the NEW release!!!! OK so this weeks challenge was to make a mostly monochromatic card. This was so much fun to do!

When Stampin up released their new colors I was on the fence...until I started playing with marina mist!!! That has to be my favorite new color....of course I am shocked how much I LOVE daffodil delight as well!

Ok here is my card:

I colored the image with copics and used memento ink. I stitched using my sewing machine and the paper is SU: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue.

Hope you like it!!! Visit Kraftin Kimmies Blog to enter your own card!


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