Thursday, January 29, 2009

A pink and celery birthday

I finally found some time for stampin' this week! I loved this weeks' sketch challenge on SCS. After I ran the celery layer thru my 'bug, I brayered it w/ olive ink. I love the look and will have to try this again! I'm trying very hard to use up the tons and tons of dp that I've accumulated! Ugh! I colored in the flowers, including the tiny ones in the oval border, with my SU markers. The large green rhinestone brads are from my dear friend, Stacy ~ aren't they cool?!
Thanks for stopping by!
card info: stamps ~ drs designs. paper ~ ww, black, celery, dp. ink ~ olive, black. access. ~ punches, markers, brads.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Drs Designs blog challenge

Here's my card for the latest DRS Designs blog challenge which is to use your "handmade by" stamps for something other than the back of your card!! I went w/ a Valentine theme so I could use these sweet newly released DRS Designs stamps. The hearts are paper pieced. I was thinking along the lines of "we are 'handmade by love'" when I made this one. The bg stamps is actually the Giga Heart circle stamp which works w/ your marvy punches! Thanks for stopping by and go check out what the rest of the DT made ***and there's more blog candy this week***!!!
I'm sad to say that this is my last post as a member of the DRS Designs DT. I've enjoyed it so much but look forward to maybe joining another design team! Thanks so much, Samantha, Cindy and everyone at DRS!!!!!!!!
card info: stamps ~ drs designs. paper ~ blush, riding hood, choc, ww. ink ~ choc. access. ~ satin ribbon, brads, marker.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Elzy valentine treat

Time for a new challenge over at the Elzybell blog ~ HERE!! Never too early to get started on valentine treats! I got this cute little bottle from Hobby Lobby. The cuppa cocoa and sentiment are from the new clear stamps from Elzybells UK. I colored it w/ SU markers and cut it out w/ nesties. I just tied it to the ribbon using silver cording. Check out what the rest of the dt did at the link above!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Regal kisses

Here's my latest creation combining 2 challenges ~ the color challenge on SCS to use regal rose, burgundy and kiwi kiss, and Julee's Mojo70. I decided to use one of my Verve sets. The flowers were watercolored and some are on dimensionals. The flower centers have pink gemstones on them. The border punch is a new one (I think) from fiskars.
Nothing like stamping to take your mind off things!!!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

card info: stamps ~ verve. paper ~ regal, ww, burgundy, kiwi. ink ~ stazon, burg, regal, kiwi. access. ~ punches, piercer, nesties, aquapainter, dimensionals, gemstones.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

One year ago today...

we lost my little brother. I still can't believe it. He was 29. I miss him so much...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

DRS Designs is sponsoring a cool sketch over at CPS!!

You can go here ~ CPS ~ to see the sketch and get the links to all the other dt's cards!!! I'm so loving this sketch. I made this when I was still in "holiday mode", hehe! The snowmen's scarves were paper pieced and I watercolored their hats and a bit of the background around them. Thanks for stopping by!!
card info: stamps ~ drs designs. paper ~ bashful, basic grey, ww, dp. ink ~ black, basic grey, saffron. access. ~ jumbo eyelets, punches.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The new Elzybell stamps are here!!!!

***2nd post of the day! scroll below to see more goodies***

Here's my last card for the sneak peek, which, well, isn't a sneak peek anymore since you can go

to order them starting TODAY!!!!! I decided I wanted a white teddy bear, so I stamped him on kraft paper and watercolored him and used markers on the flowers. And lookee, I found one of the new Martha Stewart stamps ~ that cute heart!! I used BG Wassail dp and the sentiment is popped up w/ a dimensional in the center for that "banner" look. Hope ya like him and thanks for coming by to check out my sneak peeks!!!!
card info: stamps ~ elzybells UK. paper ~ krafte, ww, black, dp. ink ~ stazon, white craft. access. ~ punch, brads, nesties, markers.

DRS Designs ribbon slide challenge and BLOG CANDY!!

Time to kick off more DRS Designs blog challenges!! And to start off the year right, DRS is offering up some blog candy ~ all the details are HERE. I went w/ a classic navy and white card. The large stars are the ribbon slides - duh!- hence the ribbon through the middle of them. They match up so well w/ the stars easy backgrounder stamp. I colored all of the star centers in w/ a silver stardust pen, so they're all supah sparkly. Check out all the other dt creations over on the DRS blog (same link as above). Catch ya later!
****edited to add: check it out! DRS Designs is the sponsor this week over on the CPS blog (that's Card Positioning Systems, incase ya didn't know!)****
card info: stamps ~ drs designs. paper ~ ww, night of navy. ink ~ navy. access. ~ stardust pen, ribbon, piercer.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Elzybell sneak peek day 3!!

Ok, don't freak out, but I actually used Orchid Opulence on this card (some people are not big fans of this SU color!)!!! I think it goes pretty well w/ bashful blue. I used watercolor pencils and an aquapainter pen to color in this sweet little teddy. My oldest son asked if he was supposed to be Winnie the Pooh, hehe! Used my label 1 nesties (love 'em!) and added piercing and faux stitching around the orchid layer and then adhered it with pop dots. For the gingham, I used a craft knife and cut a small slit next to the main image and threaded it through so it's actually behind the orchid layer. The "x's" and "o's" and sentiment are also new and will be available tomorrow on the Elzybell site!!!! WAHOOOOO!!!! Thanks for checking in! I'm working on a couple more cards and hope to have at least one more posted later!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Elzy sneak peek Day 2

Sneak peek #2 in all it's chocolatey-caramely (yes, it's a word!) goodness!!!! Be sure to click on the pic to see the little red HEART SHAPED bling on top of the ice cream! OMWORD!!! These gems fit the little heart on the ice cream perfectly! I colored them w/ SU markers. That dp is from the DCWV Sweet pack. And I got that gorgeous caramel satin ribbon from my best 'puter friend, Stacy! Notice, also, the little hearts stamped on the sentiment layer ~ there are several of those little hearts on one stamp which will be perfect for making your own dp! Hope ya like it!!! Catch ya later!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Elzybell sneak peek day 1

Ain't he just too sweet???!!!
This is one of the many new lovey-dovey bears that will be released on 12 Jan! This is a 4x4 square card. Lots of sponging on this so it matched up w/ the yummy Basic Grey dp. The image is colored w/ SU markers. Added a little piercing and some brads and you've got a sweet little card to slip into your hubby's briefcase or under his pillow to let him know you're thinking of him. I think it's also perfect to give to your kiddo's. I made Valentine's Day cards for my boys last year and they thought they were the coolest and still have them! Too sweet! Ok, off to work, catch ya later!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

White Elzy kitty challenge card!

I'm a little late posting this, but the current challenge over on the Elzy blog is to use pink, green and blue. Well, the only green I used were for the leaves and grass, but it's there! I used my SU watercolor pencils and just went over them w/ a wet watercolor brush. I kept the kitty white, for a change.
Now, be sure to come back tomorrow because I'll be able to start showing sneak peeks of some of the NEW ELZYBELL STAMPS!!!!!!!!!! OMWORD, they are too stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by and see ya tomorrow *wink*!!!!
card info: stamps ~ elzybells UK. paper ~ pink, rose red, watercolor, dp. ink ~ stazon. access. ~ watercolor pencils, nesties, satin ribbon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sweet baby card

Here's a card using 3 of the *NEW RELEASES* from DRS Designs that are available NOW!!!!! I so love this sentiment! I watercolored the wheels w/ basic grey ink and used markers for the rest. Notice the diaper pin stamp on the pretty in pink layer ~ how cute!
Thanks for stopping by!!! I have something else to post later!
card info: stamps ~ drs designs. paper ~ regal, pink, ww, basic grey. ink ~ black, basic grey, regal. access. ~ markers, brads.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Guess who's a Guest designer for Hanna Stamps?!!!

Duh! Yes, that would be *ME*!!!! I was so thrilled (and quite honestly, SHOCKED) when Kristi asked me!!!! The new January releases are SO INCREDIBLY FUN, I can't stand it! This card uses some of the stamps from the Ahoy Hanna set. Hanna and her boat are completely cut out and up on dimensionals. I added crystal effects to the windows. The sun is also up on dimensionals. The bashful layer is a label 1 nestie that I turned to better fit her. I sponged the edges w/ bashful ink. I also sponged the not quite navy layer w/ nqn ink. I stamped some *birds* and clouds on the upper third of the nqn layer, then I used the same birds stamp as waves for the bottom third of the nqn layer. Hope ya like it! I'm so nervous about playing w/ the other "big kahunas" from the Hanna Stamps DT!!!! Stop by tomorrow cuz I'll have another sneak peek for ya!!! And mark your calendar ~ ***the new release party on SCS is this Thursday, Jan 8th, starting at 9pm EST***

And hey, whatcha think of the new blog look????

card info: stamps ~ hanna stamps Jan. releases. paper ~ ww, bashful, nqn, watercolor. ink ~ stazon, bashful, nqn. access. ~ markers, brads, ribbon, nesties, sponges.