Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This cute scarecrow from Penny Black is ready for his trick or treating. From the looks of his bags, he's already been to a few houses. Too bad I don't have any kids to bring me bags of candy home.

John and I are planning on sitting on the patio and handing out candy. I love to see the cute costumes the kids are wearing and treating them with candy. This year I got candy bracelets and mini candy bars. Hope they like them.

Project Materials: Card(Westrim, Bazzill); Rubber Stamp (Penny Black); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic); Buttons (Grandma's Button Bag); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Skull-ATB; brown-unknown);

Friday, October 30, 2009

Fray D. Cat Halloween

One day to Halloween! Here's another fun Halloween theme card. I think the name on the tombstone "Fray D. Cat" is funny. I am unsure who makes this particular stamp. I have just the rubber. I have a couple with this style of cat. I want to say it's made by TAC, but I can't confirm that. If anyone knows, please leave me a message.I got a couple new copic markers this week and I am expecting to get them in the mail. Can't wait to play with them. I am working on my coloring with copics, can you tell? Suppose I should find somewhere that is teaching a class and take one, but no where near me has them.

Project Materials: Cardstock (unknown); Stamps (Cat-unknown; Saying-Stampin' Up); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Bling (MAMBI);

Sweet Pea Cheerleader!

Well as the World series starts and football season is in full swing, I hear lots of cheering here in Texas. This cute little girl is from Sweet Pea Stamps and she's cheering just for YOU!

Since no one ever seems to cheer for the crafters, let me just say, "Go, Stampers! Go Stampers! Go, Stampers, Go!" As the holiday season approaches I know me and my crafting buddies will be busier than ever.

Project Materials: Square Card (Colorbok); Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Bling (Momenta, MAMBI);

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Here's a card I made for Kraftin' Kimmies blog challenge. Her name is Francesca. The color challenge was to use Rust, brown, and green together to create a colorful Autumn shaded card. I used Stampin' Up's Really Rust cardstock paired with DCWV olive cardstock and some color flowers from Prima. I used Copic markers to color Francesca and she's holding yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. (YUM) Happy Birthday Autumn!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Stampin' up, DCWV); Stamp (Francesca-Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Basic Grey); Border Punch (Fiskars);

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Emma the Witch!

Just 3 more days to Halloween! I better use all these opportunities to get some extra stamping out of all the cute Halloween stamps I have. This stamp is Emma from CC Designs.Hope you got to use all your wonderful Halloween supplies this year. I guess I could post Halloween cards at any time, but they seem more meaningful when they are near the holiday.
I made and sent out about 20 halloween cards to friends and family this year. Guess I should have taken photos of some to share with you!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Emma-CC Designs, Saying-Stampin' Up); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (unknown); Tools (Fiskars border punch); Adhesives (Glue it all, popdots, Ribbon Glue)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Be Yourself

This adorable little girl from Hanglar&Stanglar rubber stamps says "Be Yourself". That's hard to be at times. I catch myself struggling to be different all the time. What if I dressed fancier? what if I was more outgoing? what if....what if...what if

So to everyone else out there (including myself), BE YOURSELF. Let the world see who you really are.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Brad(Basic Grey); Saying(Colorbok);

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hot Dog!

Here's a cute dog from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I stamped him and used Derwent Inktense Pencils to color him up. I think this would be cute as summer card but also any special occassion by putting a sentiment inside like "It's your birthday!"

Off to the Dentist today. Hopefully a quick teeth cleaning and nothing else! I am looking forward to some time off in the afternoon to stamp up something new for you to see tomorrow. If you are just returning from a weekend away, be sure to scroll down a couple of entries and sign up for the blog candy! Big prize this time.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim); Paper (Bazzill); Stamps (Dog-Whipper Snapper; Saying-Cat's Pajamas); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense); Flowers (Unknown); Brads (Making Memories); Sewn Cardstock (Linda Weber)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Witch

Wow, less than a week to Halloween! I am hoping to get a few more Halloween cards posted before the holiday. This weekend John and I bought some treats for the kids who come by on Saturday night. I hope the weather is nice for them.

We often sit out on the porch and handout candy to the kids. It's a little sad because most of our neighbors do not hand out candy, so we get very little of the trick-or-treaters. One of the Church's nearby has a huge event which draws a lot of families to the neighborhood.

I have set up the new vote for Card of the Week. Please glance through last week's cards and pick one! Vote is on the right. Also, I am taking entries for the Blog candy. Scroll down to saturday night's entry for details!

Project Materials: Card(Westrim); Cardstock (DCWV); Stamps (Witch-TAC; Saying-Imaginations); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Versafine; Colorbox Chalk); Flowers (Prima); Brads (ATB, Making Memories); Button (Jesse James);

Sunday Angel Card

Hello all, Happy Sunday. I hope you have had a blessed week. Here's the Sunday Angel card made from stamps by The Angel Company (TAC).

The saying "Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." The older you get, the more that means. I don't consider myself old, but in the last few years even I have had some senior moments where I forget even the most basic of things (like how to stand up!!). Thank God for giving me good friends and angels.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Stampin' Up, Bazzill); Buttons (Jesse James Buttons); Stamps (TAC); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense); Adhesives (Glue All, Glue Dots, 3d Pop dots);

Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's Blog Candy Time!!!

Time for another great give-a-way!! This time I am giving away a brand new Cricut Cartridge!! It has been removed from the plastic but comes new in its storage box with the manual, keyboard layout and cartridge. It is called Joys of the Season and will be perfect for making all those great Christmas cards and tags! Does that sound great or what?

Well, what if you don't need this cricut cartridge or you don't even have a cricut, then, I am offering an alternate prize of 25 asst rubber stamps, all new. These will be a random mix of image types, sizes and styles. Any texted stamps are in English. If you would rather have the stamps than the Cricut Cartrigde, then please let me know when you leave your comment.

This Blog candy will be given in celebration of the 222th project posted to the blog! Wanna sign up? Leave a comment to this message and be sure to vote for the Card of the Week in the right hand column. If need be, leave your Email so I can contact the winner. That's all you have to do!

But wait, there's more.....Please give a link to this site so others may also sign up for this great candy! There's a little bonus prize for everyone who emails me a link that show's where they posted a note about my blog candy (10 unmounted rubber stamps). Email Title: Blog Candy Bonus option!

Good luck everyone.
Hugs, Holley

More beautiful Mermaid Fairies

Here's another look at one of the new stamps from the Stamp Release Party last night. This Mermaid is called Dark Royalty. A bit different from my typical stamp topics, but I love the beautiful eyes and the LONG dark hair of this mermaid. What do you call a Mermaid Fairy?

Here's an additional sample I made with the same stamp. In this card you can see what the entire stamp looks like. I wish I had done the tail in a darker color. In places it looks like the tail is almost white, but I have actually colored in the tail different shades of grey.

Project Materials: Cardstocks (Colorbok, California Paper Goods, Bazzill); Stamp (Sweet Pea Stamps); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Brads (Making Memories, Bazzill); Ribbon (unknown); Tools (Fiskars border punch, Nestabilities die cutters);

Friday, October 23, 2009

Welcome the Mermaids

Sweet Pea stamps is now selling a gorgeous line of Mermaids (and Fairies). The Stamp release party was tonight, so welcome the new stamps! Here's one of the cards I made for the release party. To see more, go to the Sweet Pea Blog or the main website. You can access their website by clicking on the Pink Banner in the right hand column. There are 8 gorgeous new stamps available and some coordinating sayings. Right now this stamp is on pre-order sale for only $3.75!!

Here's an additional card made with the same Stamp. I think she looks so holiday-ish in this card. If I had changed the embellishments to be holiday theme, she would be perfect as a christmas card. The name of this stamp is Merry Season.
Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Color (top-Derwent Inktense/Copic Markers, bottom Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Ribbon (top-Fire Mountain Gems, bottom-unknown);

Not All Frogs are Princes!

Here's a cute and colorful card made with Lilith of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I like this one, I think she kissed the frog but he didn't turn into a prince. Now she's a little more than frustrated.

I guess we never know where the prince is, but should we just go around kissing all the frogs? Better to just find a frog you are happy with and hope he will turn into a prince someday. (P.S. mine was a prince, but I kissed my share of frogs along the way!)

Project Materials: Cardstock (Basic Grey, Bazzill); Rubber Stamp (Lillith-Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Border&Buttons (Doodlebug); Skittles

Our Angel Wings

Here's an elegant looking but very simple to create card using some beautiful stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps. I stamped the image on heavy duty white cardstock and colored in certain features of the angel to make them standout. This card is also handy because it is perfectly flat, so no complaints from the Post Office! Sometimes it is hard to make flat card that can be mailed with out excessive postage. Don't forget the Sweet Pea Party tonight, a whole new stamp line is going to be revealed!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, California Paper Goods); Sewn Piece (Linda Weber); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic markers)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gorjuss in Orange

I love this Gorjuss Girl in her poof-y orange dress. (is that a word, Poof-y?) I love the little hairdo on her. Makes me think of a bumble bee.

I hope you are all having a great week. I am looking forward to the Stamp release on Friday. I got to make another card with the new stamp and Lynette will show these at the party Friday night.

Project Materials: Cardstock (DCWV); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Market); Ribbon (Unknown); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey); Adhesives (Ribbon Glue, Glue All, Pop Dots);

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tilda's having Ice Cream

Tilda's having some ice cream today! It's never too cold for that. Well, I guess it's never to cold for that in Texas! I never knew that places like Dairy Queen and Baskin Robbins closed in the winter up north. They stay open year round here because people want ice cream year round here (we also wear our shorts year round here). There may be a few cold days here and there, but for the most part, I own more pairs of shorts than I do pants.

If you haven't voted yet, please take a moment and vote for the "Card of the week"; Voting is in the right hand column. You can scroll down to see all of last week's cards.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Marker); Flowers (Petaloo); Brads (Basic Grey, unknown);

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stamp Release Party---Online this Friday!!

I just got a peak at the coolest new stamps that are coming out. You will wanna see these. They are are from Sweet Pea Stamps and they are brand new. These designs are made by Artist Ching-chou kuik. I can't reveal them to you here (sorry), but here's a little peak:Believe me, the rest of the stamp is just as striking!! I have already made a card with one of the new images. It will be shown friday evening at the party. The party is online at Friday, October 23rd from 7:30 PM (eastern) - 8:30 PM;

They will have games and prizes and then unveil the new collection at a pre-order special price. Swing by to see the new stamps and win some goodies!!

Cheers, Holley

Up, Up, and Away

This darling bear comes from Whipper Snapper. I did a card using the same bear some weeks ago, but in that card he was holding a huge ice cream cone. Now he's ready to fly away.

Hope you are having a great week. I have been having so much fun card making this week. I am hoping to post a couple of new cards. I am getting ready to make a post of new blog candy--the prize will be a New in Box Cricut cartridge! This candy will be in celebration of my 200th post. Keep your eyes on the blog for the sign up.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Ink (Memento, white pigment ink); Tools (Finger dauber to make clouds); Saying (Computer Printed); Color (Derwent Inktense); Adhesives (Pop-dots, Glue it all);

Monday, October 19, 2009

Follow Your Dreams

This sweet Gorjuss Girl has a letter for you! She wants you to Follow Your Dreams. I often feel like I get to do that because I have the time to craft everyday. How fortunate is that? I feel very Blessed and know that the Lord has given me everything.
You may not tell from the card, but the front has been trimmed back and the "Follow Your Dreams and Colorbox Chalk is actually done on the inside of the card. The good news this week is that I my blog is being featured by SNR Card Universe! (;
I also won the prize from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog challenge last week. Woohoo!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim); Printed Paper (DCWV); Stamps (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps; Saying-Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Flower (Petaloo); Brad (unknown); Ribbon (Doodlebug); Color (Copic Markers);

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Encore Presentation: It's Charlotte

I rarely do two of the same image so close together, but I was having so much fun the other day with Charlotte of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps that I just had to make another card with her. Here's the encore presentation:
I really like how the hair came out on this card. I was using copic markers and had 4 shades of brown to play with. I really like the depth of the shading in the hair. It's with E31, 33, 35, 37; There's 2 shades of yellow and 1 shade of brown on the dress. Which Charlotte Card do you like better? Leave a comment and let me know.

Also--the vote has been set up for Card of the Week. Please go to the vote in the right hand column and pick your favorite card that was posted last week.

Project Materials: Card Base (Westrim Crafts); Cardstock (Bazzill, Stampin' Up); Stamp (Charlotte-Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps; Saying-Stamping Bella); Buttons (American Traditional); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic markers);

Sunday Angel Card

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday to you! Here's the Sunday angel card. She comes from Annita's Stamps. The saying "friends so dear....are angels here" comes from the Imaginations company. Wishing all of you a Blessed Sunday.

What a short week it felt like. I can't believe a new week is already here. I am looking forward to making some new cards and sharing them with you next week. Good news--I was contacted by SNR Universe and asked if I would be the featured blog for one of the upcoming weeks!! more info will follow.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, California Paper Goods); Stamps (Annita's; Saying-Imaginations!); Flower (Prima); Brad (unknown); Bling (My Momenta); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Punch (Rubber Stampede);

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hanglar's Butterfly Costume

Happy Saturday all, welcome to the weekend. Even though the colors of this card aren't very fall-ish, I thought this cute girl dressed up in a costume qualified as Halloween themed.Had a great day yesterday, first lunch with John, then a couple hours at the bead show, then home to some beading. I actually got my first christmas gift made. It turned out gorgeous, it's a two strand necklace of beautiful red crystals with a matching set of earrings. Someday I will post a jewelry project.

Today's the last day to vote for this week's card of the week contest. If you haven't voted, please cast your vote in the right hand column (at the top). Thanks!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Epoxy Decorations (Making Memories); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Corner Punch (Rubber Stampede);

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Halloween Gang!

Here's some cute kids ready to go out on Halloween. I always enjoy this time of year. As the summer goes away my favorite colors become popular (orange, brown, yellow). In a couple weeks the kids will come by and Trick or Treat in their adorable costumes.

I am always impressed at how polite they are. I buy a lot of Halloween candy so we don't run out. When the kids come up, I will hold a huge bowl out to them. Now, you would think the kids would grab the biggest handful they could, but almost every child takes just one. (Then of course I grab a handful and put it in their bag.)

Project Materials: Card (Colorbok); Printed paper (DCWV); Stamps (Kids-Inky after Dark; Saying-Stampin Up); Ink (Memento); Color(Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Ribbon (Fire Mountain); Flower (Prima); Brad (Making Memories);


Lollipop, Lollipop, oh lolli-lolli-lolli, Lollipop!

How about a decorated Lollipop?
Wouldn't these be cute to hand out to family and friends on Halloween. You could also use this idea to make cute decorated candy for any holiday or special occasion.

I made a template for this project and uploaded it to the Sweet Pea Stamps website. There's also more photos there. The link to it is:

Let's all have some candy!


CONGRATULATIONS you have found the lil pumpkin!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Orange Magnolia

Here's cute little Tilda having a seat. She's contemplating some thoughts from Longfellow "Kind hearts are the garden; Kind thoughts are the roots; Kind words are the flowers; Kind Deeds are the fruits."
I hope your day is filled with kindness. Both kindness that you give to people and kindness that people give to you. No kind deed goes unnoticed. You can always make a difference to someone, even if that someone is you! Hugs!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Marker); Magic Mesh; 2 types of Ribbon; Vellum Sticker (My Momenta); Adhesives (Zip Dry, Glue it all, Pop dots);

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Charlotte

This adorable girl is Charlotte from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I got a handful of stamps from this Canadian based store delivered yesterday. They are all so adorable and the quality is top of the line (all my stamps were grey rubber that stamp perfectly clear); This cutie also came with a bonus stamp of a little rag doll. I love the cute curls on this little girl and her obviously well loved dolls that she drags around with her. It's a good sized image. This card is an A6 as opposed the usual A2 size cards that I make.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim, Jupiter Mica-California Paper Company; Neenah); Stamp (Charlotte-Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (Bazzill); Flower (Prima); Brad (Basic Grey)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gorjuss in Blue

It's been a while since I have featured a Gorjuss Girl card so today's card is a beautiful Gorjuss Girl from artist Suzanne Woolcott. I love her innocent face and long hair.

The outfit was colored with "Iron Blue" around the edges only and smeared with a blending pen to make the outfit go from dark to light on the inside. I like the effect it gives the outfit. This stamp makes me think she is floating (and dreaming).

Project Materials: Card (Mica cardstock in Sapphire-California Paper Goods); Stamp (Gorjuss Girl-Sugar Nellie Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Flowers (Petaloo); Brads (Making Memories, Basic Grey); Epoxy Buttons (Making Memories); Sheer Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Magic Mesh

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tilda's Bakery

Happy Monday all! Today Tilda's has opened her bakery. Don't I wish I could get in on some of those yummy looking muffins!

Hope you are having a great monday! Be sure to vote for card of the week this week. I put the new poll up last night. It's in the right hand column.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling Shimmer paper-DCWV); Stamp (Magnolia Rubber Stamps); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Marker); Text (Computer printed); Tools (Blender pen-Stampin up; corner rounder-Creative Memories; Embossing folder-Cuttlebug); Muffins (Jolee's)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hunny Bunny

Here's a cute bunny from Whipper Snapper. I didn't have a saying to go with it so I printed one up on my computer. I guess real bunnies aren't pink, but I think this one looks adorable in pink.I can't believe we had so many people vote in last week's card of the week. The Witchy Emma card won, but just barely. I have put up a new poll so you can vote on all the cards made last week. Please take a second to cast your vote!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzil Bling); Stamp (Whipper Snapper); Color (Copic Markers), Borders (Doodlebug)

Sunday Angel Card

"For the Joy of the Lord is Your Strength" Happy Sunday everyone. I wish you all a blessed day. Here's the Sunday Angel card. These cute beauties come from TAC. Makes me think of my sisters. Since there are three of us, I guess anything with three girls makes me think of my sisters.This week the blog had it's 10,000th hit. On monday I posted a prize for everyone who signed up and left a comment. I use Random.ORG to generate the winning number. The winner was #30-- Amy K. will be getting the stamp from Stamping Bella. I hope she loves it. Thanks to everyone who left wonderful comments. I appreciate all your support. I am so happy that you enjoy the blog. I love to make the cards and even more so when I know that someone else gets to see them. Hugs all!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (unknown); Stamps (TAC); Color (Derwent Inktense); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Saying (Sticker-The Paper Studio); Bling (Darice);

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pickin' My Pumpkin

Emma's just been to the Pumpkin Patch and she's bringing home a pretty one! Sounds like a lot of fun. I have never been to a real pumpkin patch, but I have seen pumpkins grown in gardens.I thought this stamp was great as it could work for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Plus I just love pumpkins, lol! Happy Saturday Everyone! Hugs.

Project Materials: Paper (Cardstock-Bazzill; Printed-Cloud 9); Stamp(Emma-CC Designs Rubber Stamps); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Ribbon (JoAnns); Buttons (American Traditional); Adhesives (Glue it all, Zip Dry, Glue Dots, Pop Dots);

Friday, October 9, 2009

CC Designs Bear

Happy Friday everyone! I hope this week is coming to a nice end for you. It has cooled off a lot here, probably a good 20 degrees down from yesterday. The DH is off today, so we actually got to have lunch together and enjoy a movie.

This cute bear is from CC Designs. It's one of the first cases where I am really pleased with the blending I got from the copic markers. I used E33, E35 and E37. I can see the colors blend from light to dark without seeing the marker "lines".

If you haven't signed up for the drawing, scroll down to monday's blog entry! I will draw the name tomorrow, so there is still time to sign up for the free Stamping Bella stamp.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Stampin' Up, Bazzill); Stamps (Bear, Saying-CC Designs, Paw-Stampin' Up); Sewn background (Linda Weber); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color (Copic Markers)

Hello Sunshine!

I guess we are not going to get a lot of Sunshine this weekend, but the rain is refreshing and the cold front that comes with it is a nice break from a very hot summer. It may bring us down to the 70s. I have never been a huge fan of winter time, but I am looking forward to a cold spell that lets me curl up under a big blanket.This stamp is one of the new additions to the Gumdrop Gang from Sweet Pea stamps. They are having a sale this week, you can access their website by clicking on the Pink banner in the right hand column. The cardstock here is a beautiful mica that's shimmery with a matte finish.

Project Materials: Cardstock (California Paper Goods, Bazzill, Bazzill Bling); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Flowers (Prima); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Life

"Very little is needed to make a happy life." How true is that? I often find myself amused and thanking God for the smallest of things. Getting on the bus just before the big rain, the cloud that moves over to block the hot sun, the beautiful flock of parrots that run wild here in Austin.

This cute little girl comes from Hanglar&Stanglar. She's so adorable. I love that flower and her cute hat. I hope you are having a happy life. Can you think of five things that made you happy today?

Project Materials: Printed Paper (DCWV); Stamp (Hanglar & Stanglar Rubber Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Color( Derwent Inktense); Brads; Vellum Quote; Butterfly accent (unknown);

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Calamity Jane

Here's an adorable Cat from Whipper Snapper Stamps. Her name is Calamity Jane. I watercolored her in a subtle grey color. Aren't cats cute?
I paired her with a saying from Cat's Pajamas that says "You're just Perfect"; The black pattern underneath is actually a clear transparency. There's still time if you haven't signed up for Monday's prize...just scroll down to the Monday Oct 5th entry for details.

Project Materials: Paper (Bazzill); Rubber Stamps (Cat- Whipper Snapper; Saying-Cat's Pajamas); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense); Printed Clear Transparency (7 Gypsies);

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses

Here's Tilda with some roses for you! Shouldn't we all stop and smell the roses sometimes?

Today I saw many people from our neighborhood come together in friendship to eat and talk with one another. After that I went to my first session of the handbell choir. We all began learning how to play. It was a real joy as there were 4 children there too! They were all very musical and knowledgable of sheet music. Two of them were outstanding piano players as well! So stop and smell the roses all around you. Even when you think you are surrounded by thorns, there may be a sweet smelling rose nearby.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill, Bazzill Bling); Printed red paper (DCWV); Stamp (Magnolia); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Marker); Saying (Vellum Sticker -Colorbok); Butterfly (Doodlebug); Skittles;

Pumpkin Emma

Good Morning everyone! I figured I would continue along the fall theme with this cute card of Emma dressed up as a pumpkin from CC Designs. TOO cute. I think this design would work for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

I'm off to prepare for National Neighborhood Night out. The church will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs out on the lawn and I have volunteered to make a dessert. Haven't decided what I am going to make yet, so I better get with it! I wanted to do something pumpkin-y as I just LOVE pumpkin but I also need to make something that's easily handled and works for a picnic style meal.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (Emma-CC Designs); Color (Copic markers); Pumpkin Ribbon (Unknown); Ink (Memento); Fabric Stickers (Paper Pizzaz); Flowers (Prima)

Monday, October 5, 2009

10,000 Hits! Blog Candy

To celebrate reaching 10,000 hits this morning. I am going to giveaway a Brand New Stamping Bella stamp! It's still in the pack called "Witchybella" to be eligible all you need to do is leave a comment to this message (be sure to include your email so I can contact you if you are the winner) AND vote in this week's Card of the Week contest, in the right hand column; Measurments on the stamp are approx 3.25"x1.25"

You have until Saturday night to enter, I will announce the winner Sunday and contact you so I can mail your stamp monday! Good Luck everyone!

10/11/09, 11am-- Winner was picked by random number at website. #30--Amy was the winner. Congrats to Amy!


P.S. I will mail the prize out of the country, so everyone is eligible!!

An Apple for the Teacher

Here's a cute student Anya, who brought an apple for the teacher. Happy Monday to all the teachers out there, esp my sister, my friend Alice, Amanda, and Evelyn. Anymore teachers out there that I forgot? leave a comment to shout out to your favorite teacher. Hope your classes are great today.Remember who your favorite teacher was in school? Ms Johnson (Math); Mr Abernathy (Computer Science); hmmmm...I am sure there are more, but those two come to mind. Be sure to thank all the teachers out there.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamp (The Greeting Farm); Color (Copic Markers); Cardstock Sticker (All My Memories); Brads (unknown)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Angel Card

Here's the Sunday Angel Card. I had some wonderful Cardstock stickers from All My Memories, including this large angel sticker. Thought I would use her as the Sunday Angel today. Here's a great example of a super quick but still cute looking card.

Looking forward to next week. I still have some new Halloween stamps, a couple Whipper Snappers and some great Sweet Pea stamps to show you all. I will be curled up in the living room stamping tonight. Have a wonderful sunday!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Image (All My Memories); Vellum saying (unknown); Brads (Bazzill);

Saturday, October 3, 2009

You're Purrfect!

Just thought I would get one more card in today in honor of World Card Making Day! Hope that all of you had some time to make a card or two today. Here's Tilda with a cute kitty on her lap.

Hope you have had a great week. Don't forget to vote for Card of the Week for last week (Top of the right hand column).

Project Materials: Cardstock (Westrim); Printed Paper (DCWV); Stamp (Tilda-Magnolia Rubber Stamps; saying-Cat's Pajamas); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Flowers (Prima); Bling (MAMBI); Border (Doodlebug)

Whiff of Joy

Happy World Cardmaking day!! Today is offically a celebration for all the cardmakers out there. Here's my first card using a stamp from Whiff of Joy. She's so sweet. I love her cute pants.
Another thing I did for this card was layering on the ribbons. I started with a light colored orange and then layered a thinner stitched ribbon on top. Looking forward to making more cards today, it is world cardmaking day!

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzil, Bazzil Bling); Stamp (Whiff of Joy); Ink (Memento); Color (Derwent Inktense, Copic Markers); Brads (Queen & Co.); 2 ribbons (unknown);

Friday, October 2, 2009

Witchy Emma

Happy Friday all! I am glad to see another week has passed and another weekend is approaching. I just got this adorable stamp from CC Designs with Emma in a little witch outfit. Too sweet.

I am still working on my copic marker coloring. This image uses 2 shades of skin tone, 3 shades of brown and 2 shades of violet. Can you tell that? I guess you don't want to really see all the different colors so much as see the dimensionality of the shading. Well, I will keep practicing.

Project Materials: Cardstock (card-California Paper Goods; Printed-SEI); Stamp (Witch Emma-CC Designs); Ink (Memento); Color (Copic Markers); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems);

Boo to you!

I can't believe we are already in October! I have started making many Halloween cards to send out to friends and family. This one uses a Ghost that I stamped on printed vellum paper.

I was able to ahere the ghosts down using a glue pen and carefully placing the glue in areas that were masked by the ink from the stamp. I used a new border punch from Fiskars to give the card three layers and then used a vertical stamp from Sweet Pea on the edge.

Project Materials: Cardstock (Bazzill); Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Border Punch (Fiskars); Glue Pen (Zig Squeeze and Roll); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Vellum (unknown); Ink (Memento);

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tending the Garden

This cute little girl is going out to the garden in her overalls pulling a cute wagon with her. The stamp comes from Hanglar&Stangler.

Hope you are having a Happy Thursday. It's getting cooler here in TX I think you could start up a garden again, esp with the wonderful rain we have been having. This is more work with Copic Markers.

Project Materials: Card (Westrim); Stamp (Hanglar&Stanglar); Color (Copic Markers); Sewn embossed border (Linda Weber); Ribbon (Fire Mountain Gems); Buttons (Grandmas button bag);