Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stamping Bella Birthday

Hello! Miss GRADDY 'Tude has flowers for you. She wants to wish someone a happy birthday. It's for all the October Babes out there including my Aunt Terry, Grandma, and my stamping buddies!

Hope you are having a great week. It's almost over now. I am almost back to 100% I feel so much better. Got a great package from All My Scraps today, there was a handful of adorable stamps in there that I can't wait to make cards with.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Graddy Tude- Stamping Bella Rubber Stamps); Ink (Versafine, colorbox chalk); Color(Derwent Inktense); Punchout (We R Memory Keepers);


As we start off Fall, here's a great stamp from Whipper Snapper. I love this cute little squirrel and his nut collection.

Around here we have a ton of squirrels. My neighborhood is full of them. We even have a pair of totally white squirrels, which are unusual for the area. Here they mostly love the pecans, though I do see some going after acorns. Makes my cat crazy as she watches them from her window seat.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling); Stamp (Whipper Snapper Rubber Stamps); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Memento); Buttons;

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trick or Treat

Tilda is going Trick or Treating today. Anyone have a treat for her? leave it in the Comments. Hugs!

The saying sticker is from Little Yellow Bicycle. I don't know if the kids still say that, but I can surely remember it from my childhood. "Trick or Treat! Smell my Feet, Gimme something good to eat!" Thanks for all your well wishes and prayers. I am starting to feel better today. Today's the best I have felt since friday.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Printed Paper (Cloud 9); Buttons (American Traditional); Ink (unknown); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic);

Monday, September 28, 2009

Little Love Bug

"Kiss me and you will see the Stars; Love me and I will give them to you" That's a great sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp's Kit of the month and it goes so well with this adorable stamp from Hanglar&Stanglar.
Not sure how I would give my love bird the stars, but I guess if he really wanted them then I would strive to do that. The rain has returned and with it slightly cooler weather. I am still fighting a severe sinus infection. I hope all of you are fairing better than I!

Project Materials: Corrugated Card (Westrim); Paper (Bazzill); Stamps (Girl-Hanglar&Stanglar; Saying-Unity Stamps); Ink (Mememto; Colorbox Chalk Red); Paper Cutter(Fiskars); Stars (Queen&Co); Colors (Derwent Inktense);

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fat Cat!

Here's another cute stamp that I got from Whipper Snapper a couple of weeks ago. I love this fat cat with a cute bird on his head. I used copic markers for this card and paired it with a funny saying from Cat's Pajamas Rubber Stamps.

Hope everyone is ready for the new week! I am feeling much better than before, now it's just sinuses. I must have gotten into something I was allergic to because my sinuses are all stuffed up. No other symptoms though. I did go out today, even walked to and from church, so perhaps there is something in the air.

Project Materials: Card(Square white-Westrim); Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Cat-Whipper Snapper Rubber Stamps; Saying-Cat's Pajamas Rubber stamps); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Memento);

Sunday Angel!

As we start a new week, here's the Sunday Angel card. This pretty angel comes from Eureka rubber stamps. I colored her with copic markers. Wishing you all a very Blessed Sunday.

I hope you are all feeling refreshed today and ready to face the upcoming week. I hope it holds great things for you. Please take a moment to vote for your favorite card last week. Poll is on the right hand column at the top.

Project Materials: Paper (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamps (Angel-Eureka Rubber Stamps; Saying- DOTS); Buttons (O'scrap); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Adhesive (popdots 1/8" and 1/16", glue dots, glue all);

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tilda and the Cat

Here's a cute card showing Tilda holding a cat that's almost as big as she is! I paired it with a cute saying from Cat's Pajamas "Dogs have owners. Cats have staff" Having a cat, I think that is pretty true. My cat definitely thinks I am here to do nothing but take care of her!

Hope you have a nice Saturday! About 10pm last night a sore throat seemed to hit me almost instantly. I hope it will go away quickly but I worry I will be down for the count for a while. Y'all drink lots of orange juice and stay healthy!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, DCWV); Printed Paper (Basic Grey); Stamps (Magnolia Rubber stamps; Saying- Cat's Pajamas); Flower (Prima); Buttons (O'Scrap); Ink(Versafine, Vivid!); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, September 25, 2009

I Miss You!

Hello all! Here's Miss Sakee KETTO from Stamping Bella. She's missing someone special tonight.I hope you are all with your loved ones and not missing those close to you. If you are, then here's Sakee KETTO to keep you company

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (KETTO-Stamping Bella Rubber Stamps); Color (Copic Markers); Tag (Basic Grey); Rubon (Making Memories); Sheer Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Ink (Versafine);

Life with you is Sweet!

Here's one of the adorable stamps that I got last week from Whipper Snapper. I just love this cute little bear! He's getting ready for an ice cream feast (and I love ice cream too).

Happy Friday everyone! I am happy to see another week coming to a close. We have had some great rain here in Austin this week. It's cooled off from the 90s down to the 70s (though I see we are going back to the 90s again). Guess I shouldn't put all the ice cream up. Hope you love the whipper snapper bear, I got a handful of adorable animal stamps from them that you will see over the next few weeks. There's only two days to vote for the card of the week--if you haven't voted the poll is on the TOP of the right hand column!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Ice Cream Bear-Whipper Snapper Rubber Stamps); Vellum Velvet saying (Colorbok); Alpha stickers (Deja Views); Brads (Bazzill); Flowers (Prima); Bling (MAMBI); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense);

Blue Flowers

"All the flowers of all the tomorrows arein the seeds of today --Indian Proverb" Isn't that a wonderful sentiment! This card was made using two stamp from Sweet Pea stamps. The saying in blue and the background uses a black and white stamped dragonfly.
Hope you have all had a wonderful week. Be sure to sew the seeds today that will give you beautiful flowers tomorrow! Sweet Pea stamps is in search of a guest designer, click on their logo in the right hand column to go to their www. Details for the guest designer is on the homepage.

Project Materials Cardstock/Paper (Westrim-card; Doodlebug-Polka dot; DCWV-striped black&white; India-silver embossed handmade paper); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Colorbox chalk prussian blue; Momenta)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A heart for you!

Here's one of my new Hanglar stamps and she has a heart for you!! She's such a dear!

Who do you wanna share your heart with today? Take this heart from her and then give yours to someone around you :) Can't we all use a little love sometimes?

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, Bazzill, DCWV), Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar); Flower (prima); Brads (Making Memories, Basic grey); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Memento); Hand dyed acyllic baubbles;

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Unity Stamps Rag Doll

Here's a cute stamp set that I got last week at the convention. It came from Unity Stamp Company and included this adorable little Ragdoll stamp. "A trip to nostalgia is good for the Spirit"

I have some other wonderful saying from Unity Stamp Company. The conventioneer who sold it told me this set was exclusive for certain vendors. It's quite large, had an 8.5x11 sheet of rubber that was already mounted on EZ mount. There's a bunch of cute stamps and many had matching sayings. You will be seeing them over the next few months.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Black/mica flakes-California Paper company; Handmade blue sparkle-india; other-DCVW); Stamp (Unity Stamp Company); Saying (Vellum sticker-wordsworth); Chipboard corner button (Colorbok); Color (Copic Markers); Ink (Memento); Ribbons (Fire Mountain Gems);

Tilda's having a Party

Tilda's having a party today. She brought some balloons just for you! I can't think of the last time I got balloons. They have all sorts of amazing things now. Balloons in every shape and color, every character, printed for every occasion, that make noise, play recorded messages and you can even get them printed up for your own special occasion.

Kinda funny after I colored her shorts in Blue, they look like she's got jean shorts on backwards! I picked up some new copic markers while at the convention this past weekend, including the pink colors used here.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Specialty paper (Made in India); Stamps (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; Saying- Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Corner Rounder (Creative Memories); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best Witches!

OK, here's the first little Hanglar girl. So cute, huh? she's actually wearing a wintery type outfit, but I have colored her to turn her into a cute little halloween girl.

Hope you are all having a great Tuesday! I am very happy to see all the rain we are having here. Makes me think I should sit down and craft all day :)

Project Materials
Paper (Mica Cardstock-Flame-California Paper Goods; Bazzill Bling in 2 colors); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar Rubber Stamps); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Memento); Sticker (Reminisce); Flowers (unsure, they came in a tiny little box, not primas, but I have since tossed the box!)

Monday, September 21, 2009


Hello all! I am having fun with the new stamps but haven't completed a card just yet! I can't wait to play with them but I am also in the midst of a major clean up of the house. Anyone need about 200 back issues of stamping magazines? So for all my online Friends, here's a cute little girl from Imagination Tree to wish you all a Happy Monday!

Tomorrow I will post my first new Hanglar & Stanglar card. For all you bloggers out there, Sweet Pea Stamps is going to have a guest designer. To see the details, click on the Pink Banner in the right hand column (the one with their name on it); Their home page discusses how to apply (after clicking the link, scroll down a little on their homepage for details). I have looked at many of your blogs and you are all very talented, so take a look!!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV), Sewn Backgroun (Ann Linton); Stamp (Imagination Tree); Rubon (Provocraft); Color (Derwent Inktense)

Hanglar has arrived!!

I am SO EXCITED!! WOO HOO! I just got some wonderful stamps straight from Sweden! They are so cute. Thought I would give all of you a preview....

Huge Hugs to Katarina for getting these!! She even sent a cute handmade card with them. Any doubts about what I will be doing tonight???

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Angel Card

Hello everyone! It's great to be home. Had a wonderful time at the convention. The hotel was really nice and it was so much fun to hang out with friends and family while crafting at the same time. I hope to get photos and/or project pictures in the computer sometime to share.
For now, here's the Sunday Angel card:

"O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 118:1" I am thankful for such a wonderful time this week. I am looking forward to sharing with you about it. Hugs!

I just set up the poll for Card of the week. This poll is for all the cards created last week. It is located on the top of the right hand column. Go and cast your vote for your favorite card!

Project Materials: Paper(Shimmer Black paper-California Paper goods, Cardstock-Bazzill); Vellum Saying (Ms Elizabeths); Flowers (Prima); Stamp (angel-Stampendous); Bling(My Momenta); Ink (Versafine); Color(Derwent Inktense);

Friends make everything Bearable!

Friends make everything bearable! Oh how true and isn't our teddy one of our most trusted friends? As I prepare to travel, I see this little teddy and image all those kids traveling who MUST have the comfort of their best friend.Having just been a convention with some good friends and family, I am surely appreciating this sentiment. I hope to come home and tell you all about it, as well as post the Sunday Angel card.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Flowers (Maya Road), Brads (Basic Grey); Stamps (Saying-Stampin Up, bear-unknown); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!, Colorbox Chalk); Sewing (Ann); Color (Derwent Inktense);

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Anime Stamps

Something I have been seeing recently is Anime (or Manga) style stamps; In a nutshell, the difference is "Anime" is derived from Japanses style Animations whereas manga comes from printed comics. I have started seeing a lot of this type of art and it is now creeping into the stamping realm as well. Here's a girl stamp that I picked up off of ebay from a company in the UK. I don't know whether it is anime or manga. For all I know this could be a popular character in some comic series or tv show.

I think what I like about it is simlar to the face features of the other stamps I like. Large eyes, innocent looks with little or no other facial features. I picked up a handful of these stamps and will show them over time.

Today is the last chance to vote for the card of the week (Sept-7-12), so please go to the right hand column and pick your favorite card from last week. You can scroll down to see the cards again if need be. Thanks!

Project Materials: Card (DCWV); Stamp (Girl-unknown; Saying-Hero Arts); Sewn cardstock (Ann Linton); Ink (Versafine, Vivid); Color (Derwent Inktense); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey);

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stamping Bella Love

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone! Even though I am out today, I still wanted to post some fun cards for you to enjoy. This cutie somes from Stampin Bella Rubber stamps.
I love her long beautiful hair. Can you imagine a real person with hair this long? Mine goes all the way down my back to almost my tailbone. I can't imagine it getting much longer. I have been contemplating having a whole foot+ cut off to donate to locks of love. Believe it or not they will even take the partially grey hair I have, lol!

Project Materials: Carstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamps (Stamping Bella); Ink (Versafine, Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Runbon (Unknown); Bling (MAMBI);

Red Dress

I really like this Dress Stamp from Sweet Pea Designs. Maybe I am wishing I was back to my younger days when I could slip into a dress like that! Good thing friendship is closing its eyes, it can imagine I am thin enough to fit that dress, LOL!Both these stamps come on Plate 7. Sweet Pea is having a sale this week. You can reach their website by clicking on the pink logo in the right hand column. This dress also uses the Prismacolor markers that I bought recently.

Project Materials:
Card (Westrim); Paper (Autumn Leaves); Cardstock (DCWV); Stamps (Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps); Flower (Prima); Brad (Making Memories); Ink (Versafine); Color (Prismacolor Markers);

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Birthday

In addition to going to the CKC Scrapbook convention today, I will also get to see some dear family members who had birthdays recently. Here's a little card to celebrate their birthday!

I am going today and I pulled out a huge pile of cards to give to the organization below while I am in San Marcos. 80+ cards!! Here's a little info about them and their WWW in case you have extra cards to donate.

"Help a Hero Keep in Touch with Home! There's no card store in Kabul or Baghdad, but on the home front, we can help! Cards for Heroes sends out thousands of hand-crafted birthday, all-occasion, and holiday greeting cards to our armed forces serving our country. Imagine the joy a family must feel when they receive a letter from their hero who is serving so far away!"
Project Materials:
Card (Westrim); Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzil Bling); Stamps (Girl-TAC; Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Buttons (American Traditions); Ribbon (Fire Mountian Gems); Sewn background (Linda Weber); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!);

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cute little Tilda

This cute little Tilda stamp is so sweet. As summer rounds out, I have to do at least one more sweet image of her in her spaghetti strap blouse and fun hat.

Just one more day until the convention. Gotta run off an pack my bags. I have loaded up a bunch of cards that will be posting in my absence, so you will still get some Inky Entertainment while I am gone. Hugs all!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Flower (Prima); Border Punch (Fiskars); Colors (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Versafine); Decor (Hand dyed acrylic skittles);

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Beary Special

I love this DJ inker bear that I turned into a large square card. I paired it with a cute sentiment from My Sentiments exactly that says "You're Beary Beary Special"
So who are the Beary Special people in your life? Have you told them so? Take some time today to tell them that. I especially want to tell my DH John, you are very special. Hugs!! Oooo, the UPS guy just dropped off a package of stamps from Whipper Snapper!! WooHoo! Keep you eyes on the blog for some of these adorable designs.

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Colorbok, Bazzill, Handmade in India); Stamps (DJ Inkers; Saying-My Sentiments Exactly); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!); Color (Derwent Inktense); Sewn frame (Ann Linton); Brads (Bazzill)

Orange is Gorjuss!

I figured it was time for a Gorjuss Princess! I love the mixture of orange cardstock, orange flowers and the orange dress. Just how many shades of orange can you put in a single design?

Give me some time and I will figure that out. I think there are at least 7 shades of orange in this design.

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Gorjuss girl- Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Buttons (Dress it Up); Saying (Colorbok); Color (Derwent Inktense); Magic Mesh

Monday, September 14, 2009

Seek Adventure

Tilda's feeling very adventurous this week! Maybe she is hoping to go with me to the scrapbook/cardmaking convention this weekend. I have a feeling I will have a couple of Tilda's tucked in with my supplies.

Hope everyone is having a great new week. We have had some refreshing rain here so I am looking forward to seeing some new greenery all over the place. I am preparing for a convention so I am making some extra projects now to show you all!

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Bazzill); Printed Paper (DCWV); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia); Flowers (unknown); Fringe border (Doodlebug); Vellum Stickers (My Momenta); Ink (Versafine); Color (Derwent Inktense);

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Angel Card

Blessings everyone! Here's the Sunday Angel card this week. I hope everyone has had a great week and is looking forward to the upcoming week.

I know we have been very blessed here to get some much needed rain this week. It rained for several days. This upcoming week has many great things in store including a couple of highly anticipated deliveries and a scrapbooking/cardmaking convention!! I have posted a new poll for Card of the week (for all the cards made LAST week), so please take a second and go vote for your favorite card.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (CC Designs Angels); Ink (Versafine); Brads (Queens&Co); Flowers (Prima); Saying (Sticker);

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rain Rain

Rain, Rain, thank God for the wonderful Rain!! After a very dry year we are getting some much needed and appreciated rain here in south Texas. In honor of the Rain, I made this cute card using a stamp from Hanglar&Stanglar.

I am expecting to receive some of these wonderful stamps this month. They do not sell them outside of Sweden or Norway so you must have a contact in one of those countries to get them. I am so exited to get my first batch of them via Katarina from Sweden! Her work is simply beautiful, see it here:

Just a note--today is the last day to vote for the "Card of the week" for last week. The poll is on the TOP of the column to the right. We have a three way tie right now between the Get Well Owl, Love is Gorjuss and the Tilda and the Cat cards so be sure to vote!

Project Materials: Cardstock (card-unknown; accent papers-Bazzil, DCWV), Flowers (Petaloo); Brads (Basic Grey, Doodlebug); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar rubber stamps); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Versafine).

Friday, September 11, 2009

First Review: Prismacolor Markers

I am sure all of you hear about copic markers. They are all the rage and people are creating some wonderful works with them. Prismacolor also makes a comparable marker (alcohol ink marker). I mentioned a couple days ago that I purchased some at the university art store to try out. I picked out four colors of dark red that I thought I would be able to blend together.

Here's some samples from my playing with them:

Cost: Prismacolor: $2.49 each, Copic: $6.49 Prismacolors have a stronger smell. I didn't find it off putting, but I wouldn't hold it up to my nose. If I was coloring more than a small image, it might be irritating.

One of the biggest differences is the pen nibs. Prismacolors have one large nib and one fine point nib. Initially it was off-putting, but I found it didn't take that long to get used to using the larger size nib (you have to turn it over so the triangular side is pointing down--this is the opposite way to what I consider instinctual); I will say I LOVE the smaller fine point nib for adding the shading. I wish I could get a mix of the two: the super nib from the copics and the fine point nib from prismacolor in one pen!

Another big difference is the way the marker colors. With copic markers, you can color and recolor an area without darkening the color. Take the example below. The heart on the right was colored with a copic marker. The LEFT side of the heart was colored twice and the right side only once. You can now compare the side of the heart colored twice to the side of the heart colored once and beneath it, the original color. Notice on the Prismacolor there is a much larger difference between the two halves of the heart.
Thus when coloring the prismacolored items, you can not simply use the lightest color to "blend" your maker colors together. You could however just use the same marker and achieve shading with only one marker.

There are also other differences such as copic markers are refillable, have replaceable nibs, and label the lids of the markers clearly. I also find copics numbering system to be very helpful when choosing markers. The number of colors available for the Copic Sketch markers is larger than the number of colors available for Prismacolor.
Overall, I would say that I prefer the Copic markers at this time, but I am intrigued by the Prismacolor markers and consider them a good alternative. I would like to spend more time developing my techniques with them and will give more feedback to you later. I also want to experiment with blending the two marker types together. Keep your eye on the blog for more data on these markers.

Here's the final card I made with one of the colored images:

Project Materials: Cardstock (Stampin Up); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Heart Brads (Provocraft); Sheer Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Color (Prismacolor markers, Copic Marker)

She's Berry Cute!

Hello everyone! today Tilda looks so Berry cute in her red dress. She's wishing everyone a Happy Friday. This week went by so quickly.

I also have some samples that I made from my prismacolor markers. I will post those later tonight. Inside is an adorable saying from Stampin' Up "You're the berry best."

Project Materials:

Card (Colorbok); Paper (printed: DCWV; cardstock:Bazzill); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Flowers(Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Color(Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers);

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Smile, Be Inspired, Be Creative!!

Hello all! I hope you are all ready to be creative today! Here's an adorable stamp from Stamping Bella. She's already got the SMILE part down.

What a great day, the craft store was having demo day so I got to see lots of new materials and try many of them out. I got some markers from Prisamacolor (their alcohol ink style markers). Will do a project to show you all later. Their markers look great and cost about half what copics do, so let's try them out!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Stampin' Up); Stamps (Bella-Stamping Bella, butterfly-unknown); Ink (Versafine, Versamark); Color (Derwent Inktense); Flowers (Prima); Accents (Fuzzy vellum sayings, brads);

Corner Bookmark

Here's an adorable way to make a cute bookmark. These bookmarks use clever folding and then allow the user to insert the page they are working on for quick access later. This example uses one of the Sweet Pea Pals from Sweet Pea Stamps. You can access their Website by clicking the Pink Banner in the Right hand column. Thanks to Pat Martin for the wonderful idea!

Here's the folding pattern:
I use patterned paper to create the bookmarks because it is easy to fold. Take a square piece of patterned paper (in my sample it was 5 inches); Lay it out flat, patterned side DOWN as in picture 1. Take corner D and fold the paper diagonally so that corners A and D are together as shown in picture 2; Now add adhesive to half the triangle (the area shown in grey) and fold corner C on top of corner B. You should now have a triangle that is glued in the center but still has an opening allowing the page to slip inside.

Project Materials:
Inspiration (Pat Martin); Paper (DCWV, Bazzill); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Versafine); Color (Derwent Inktense); Embellishment (my momenta flat baubbles);

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tilda in the Rain

Well, in celebration of the rain (or possibility of rain), I made this blue card featuring Tilda getting ready for the rain. I love her rain hat. How fun!
Well, looks like I was a bit off yesterday. Today is 09/09/09!! I am sure you have been seeing all the emails and news posts about what a numerically significant day this is. Not sure if any of that is true, but I am happy for the rain.
Project Materials:
Cardstock/Papers (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling, DCWV); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Flower (Prima); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (momenta);

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bad Hare Day???

I was showing my husband John this card and said, shouldn't it say Bad HARE day?....Ha ha! Didn't even catch that. This guy is named Frozey and I think he's adorable. Where else can you see a bunny with an afro hairdo?Hope you are all having a great week. It's 09/09/09!! That makes for a special day. I am looking forward to taking some classes next week at a scrapbooking show. I will be sure to post some of my creations.

Project Materials:
Cardstock (SU, Bazzill); Stamps (Frozey-Starving Aristamps; Saying-Stamping Bella); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Buttons (Unknown); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Derwent Inktense)

Edwin has some roses

Edwin has some roses for someone. Is it you? I am sure you all know how much I love Magnolia Stamps, esp Tilda whom I have created many cards of. Here's her counterpart, Edwin.

He's a cutie, huh? This is my first card featuring Edwin. I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils on him to blend the colors together. I hope you love it. This is a nice flat style card. I did it that way because it was mailed overseas for a swap. It made it to Sweden just fine.

Project Materials:
Paper (Bazzill); Stamp (Edwin-Magnolia Rubber stamps; Sentiment-Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic E00);

Monday, September 7, 2009

Owl Always love you.....

Whoo loves you? This cute owl from Prima Marketing does!! I paired him with a cute saying from Hero Arts rubber stamps and a fun flower. Happy Labor Day to all the US visitors. I hope you are getting a day off and enjoying it!

It was so much fun having a goal (last goal was to post 100 projects) and giving away the blog candy that I have decided to do more...but first have to mail out all this stuff and then pick a new goal. what do you think I should pick? I am open to suggestions.

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Bazzill); Printed paper (DCWV); Stamps (Owl-Prima; sentiment-Hero Arts); Colors (Derwent Inktense); Flower (Prima); Embellishments (Brad-Basic Grey); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!);

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Angel!

Here's the Sunday Angel Card. I hope you are all having a blessed week. I pray that your coming week will be filled with Joy!!

There's several people who won bonus prizes who haven't emailed yet. You have until next sunday morning to send me a message with your address. You can go to my profile by clicking on my picture in the left hand column. On my profile is a link that says "email me".

I have put up the new vote for Card of the Week in the left hand column. Please look over last week's cards and choose your favorite ;) Thanks for the feedback.

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (TAC); Saying (Rubon-unknown); Buttons (Dress it Up); Color (Derwent Inktense); Adhesives (Glue all, Pop dots, glue dots);

100th Project Celebration and the Blog Candy Winners!

Can you believe there have been 99 projects posted already!! WOW, I have been really loving this time I have to work on all the crafts.

Here's the 100th Celebration card. YIPPEE!!
Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim Crafts); Stamp (Stamping Bella); Rubons/Bling (Bazzill); Celebration Fabric (JoAnns); Ink (Versafine); Color (Derwent Inktense); Sewn Background (Linda Weber);

OK.....DRUM ROLL please, the 100th card brings on the winner of the Blog candy shown in the right hand column. The random number generator picked number 81; So I picked the 81st person on the follower list: MaryEllen!! Grand prize has been claimed and is on it's way!!

BONUS PRIZES: Also, everyone has been so great, I decided to hand out some extra prizes. These won't be as fancy as the photo shown, but each will be a brand new item; for example, a package of brads, a new pack of rubons, new pack of embellishments, or a new UM stamp.....any prize is a good prize right?? Since we had 88 people, I picked 8 people, here they are in no particular order:

  1. Lisha (Alicia) K. Bryant (prize has been mailed)
  2. Nonna (prize has been mailed)
  3. Nancy Dunlap (prize has been mailed)
  4. purplethumb (prize has been mailed)
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You will each get a little surprise from me in the mail, please email me your address. You have a week to contact me, Deadline is 09/12/09. Goto the right column, click on my face to get to my user profile/email section. Unclaimed bonus prizes will not be sent out.

CONGRATS to all the winners! For everyone else, fear not, I will have more great blog candy in the future. Cheers to All! Keep an eye on the blog for the Sunday Angel card that will be posted after church.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tilda and the Cat

Here's cute little Tilda trying to carry a cat that's almost as big as she is! A crafting friend sent me this image yesterday and I just had to sit down and make a card out of it. Too adorable.

If you have been keeping up, this is card 99 on the blog! That means tonight at midnight, I will post the 100th project as well as list the winner of the blog candy!! Thanks so much to all the wonderful followers and all the other visitors too. I hope someone loves the goodies.

Also--today's the last day to vote for the card of the week (for last week)--please see the poll in the right hand column and vote for your favorite.

Project Materials:
Cardstock (Unknown); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink/Embossing powder (unknown); Flowers (Prima); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Color (Copic Markers);

Friday, September 4, 2009

Teddy Bear Cute!

I love this adorable teddy bear stamp from TAC. Isn't he sweet?

Ahh, Friday is here again. I can't believe another week is gone. Looking forward to a long weekend with the hubby. Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you!

Project Materials:
Paper (Bazzill); Stamps (Bear-TAC, Sentiment-Unknown); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!); Color (Derwent Inktense); Embellishments (Matte Buttons, sheer ribbons, black ribbon);

Thinking of You

I have been challenging myself to try new things, so this card different from my usual colorful self. It's done in all black and white, I think it came out great. I have often seen people stamp onto paper and then cut it out to assemble a finished card. I did that with a lady stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps. If you haven't been by their store, they are having a buy one get one sale!

They are also giving away Blog candy!! Two brand new sheets of rubber stamps!! Stop by their blog to see how you can win. This link will take you directly to their blog candy post:
The blog will also give full step by step instructions on how to create the above card on Friday morning.
Project Materials
Cardstock (Bazzill paper), Printed paper (DCWV); Ink (Versafine, Vivid); Flower (Prima); Brad (Making Memories); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Border Punch (Fiskars); Color (Copic E00)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Be Happy, It's Contagious

Be Happy, It's Contagious. Well, if I am going to be spreading anything, I hope it's happiness. With all the talk about the flu and curbing epidemics at the local university and schools, I wish we would start talking about how to spread something GOOD for a change.

This card is a bit outside my normal color pallete and again I have used copic markers to do the coloring. In hindsight, I probably should have used a light colored bow instead of the darker color. Oh well, that's what tomorrow is for, right?

Project Materials: Paper (Bazzill); Stamps (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie, Saying-Stamping Bella Rubber stamps); Ink (Versafine, Colorbox Chalk); Ribbon (sheer ribbon-Fire Mountain Gems); Color (Copic Markers);

Love is Gorjuss

I guess the saying is "Love is grand" but can't it be Gorjuss as well? This Gorjuss Girl has a love note for someone. It's one of the first girls I have done with copic markers (yep, still working on that!)

This project used three shades of red and three shades of brown with 2 shades of skin color. I am surprised at how the color difference looks in person versus after the project is scanned in. Do other people using copics notice this? It's kind of like you need to exaggerate the color difference to see it on the card.

Project Materials:
Cardstock (Bazzill); Handmade Paper (Made in India, no brandname shown); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Sequins (Doodlebug); Love embellishment (Jolee's); Ink (Versafine, Colorbox Chalk red edging); Color (Copic Markers);

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happiness is a butterfly

Here's an adorable butterfly girl from Stampin Bella. The saying Happiness is a butterfly continues on inside the card. The whole saying is "Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nataniel Hawthorne" So, sit quietly for a moment today and wait for happiness.

I used copic markers on this card, three shades of orange. It's hard to even tell that looking at the scan. Is that good or bad? The skirt was done with two color families one orange and one yellow.

Project Materials:

Paper (Bazzill); Stamp (girl-Stamping Bella; Sentiment-Impression Obsession); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Momenta); Color (Copics YR4, YR7, YR9, E00, y15); Ink (Versafine, Vivid!)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Here's a sweet little Gorjuss Girl dressed in orange. I love her long wild hair and angelic looking face. So innocent.

I am coming to like this color combination. I think pink and orange go well together. Lol, since I like orange so much, I am coming to think that a lot of colors look good with orange: brown, yellow, red, black, white, pink.....of course, orange is supposed to go with blue right? isn't that what the color wheel says? Guess I will have to make a card with that combo.

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Flowers (Prima sprites); ink (Versafine); Color (Derwent Inktense); Embellishments (mini buttons/glitter centers, chipboard heart, innocent fabric (JoAnn's), Yellow flower fabric)

Stamping Bella's KETTO Dolly

Here's one of the recent Stamping Bella releases. It's a dolly from the KETTO line. Cute, huh? I did her in mutliple shades of blue to match the shades of blue in the card.

Funny that I like to stamp little girls, teddy bears, cute dolls...these were not favorites as a child. I was always more of a tomboy who like reading, playing outside,....never really had any dolls or stuffed animals that I can recall. (Of course I had a few, I mean none that I really cherished. None that have made it through to my adulthood.) One thing I did love as a child--crafting!!

Project Materials:

Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling); Stamp (KETTO-Stamping Bella); Punch (Fiskars edge punch); Flowers (Prima); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic E00)