Thursday, January 17, 2008


Man, I am so in love with my new stamp sets! I haven't had so many ideas running through my head in a while =). I made this card for sketch challenge 159 on SCS. I really love this layout. It's so simple, but there are so many possibilities. The card looks better in person though. I couldn't get a good picture of it. Probably because I have really crappy lighting in here. Sorry about the horrible shadow in the background.
Isn't the Berry Bliss DSP gorgeous?! I've always been a huge fan of pink and brown together so I was really happy to get my hands on this paper =).

I punched the scallop circle twice to get the pointy edges. The edges were lightly sponged with pretty in pink ink then I layered that on a regular punched scallop, just offset a little bit. The pretty in pink circle was punched with the the circle punch and has pop dots underneath. It looks crooked in the picture though. I think I just took it from a bad angle.

-Stamps-One of a Kind, True Friend, Boho Backgrounds and Priceless
-Ink-Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa
-Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Close to Cocoa cardstock; Berry Bliss DSP
-Accessories-Pretty in Pink marker, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches, Boho Blossoms punch, Scallop circle punch, silver brads, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon and stickles.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Stitched Exotics

This card came out totally different that how it started. I actually stared doing some of the challenges on SCS. I was doing one of the past color challenges that was supposed to be Real Red, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise. I was also trying to do the most recent sketch challenge, but I just got way off track =).
I used the black rub-ons in the centers of the flowers. The word friend is also a rub-on. I think I'm going to be needing a lot more rub-ons. I like them a whole lot more than I thought I would.
All three of the flowers are cut out, and the one in the center is popped up with pop dots.
-Stamps-Stitched Exotics and Priceless
-Paper-Basic Black, Apricot Appeal and Whisper White
-Ink-Real Red, Certainly Celery and Black Stazon
-Accessories-Black ribbon, Urban West Rub-ons, pop dots

I'm lovin' the new Rub-ons!!

This card was a CASE from page 108 in the new catalog, I just made a few changes to it. I absolutely love the new Rub-ons! The one of a kind sentiment, the flower and flourish at the bottom and the white circles on the scallops are all rub-ons. I also love the new mono multi glue from the new catalog. That stuff is great! -Stamps-One of a Kind, Priceless
-Paper-Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegranate cardstock; Berry Bliss DSP.
-Ink-Close to Cocoa and Purely Pomegranate.
-Accessories-Urban West Rub-ons, Purely Pomegranate ribbon, rhinestone brad, scallop circle, 1 3/8 circle, and 1 1/4 circle punches.

Time Well Spent

This was a very simple card to make. A lot of coloring involved, but otherwise very easy =).
Stamps-Time Well Spent
Paper-Very Vanilla and Basic Black
Ink-Black stazon, Purely Pomegranate
Accessoires-Blender pen, Pretty in Pink marker, Black Ribbon, black brads, stickles

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Please do me a favor and watch this video. It's the free hugs campaign. I think just about anyone couldn't help but smile at this =).

And just in case the kiddos are in the room, it's not inappropriate =).

Card for hubby =)

Hey everyone! Sorry, I know it's been almost a month since I've posted anything. I think I've just gotten lazy =). I haven't made much lately. Maybe I'll get back into the groove when I get my new catalog order on the 15th!!
I'm on hubby's computer right now. So I don't have my smilies or my watermark =(. I made this card for my husband last night. I'm pretty happy with how this one came out (this was sketch challenge #157 on SCS). I couldn't get a good picture of it though. I'm not sure if you can see it, but I stamped you make my life a beautiful thing above the elephant from it's a beautiful thing.
-Stamps-Wild About You, It's a Beautiful thing, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
-Ink-Ruby Red, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
-Paper-Ruby Red, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Whisper White
-Accessories-Old Olive & Ruby Red marker; Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, Antique gold brads, ticket corner punch, Hodgepodge hardware

My dog Jingle just had puppies Saturday. They are adorable! I don't know what they heck they are though. The mother is a Pit Bull. We also have a mixed male Pit Bull, and my brother next door has a pure bread...but I'm thinking the puppies might be German Shepard. We didn't intentionally breed her, so I guess time will tell.
And those dang puppies are so LOUD! They got me up early this morning (we made a pen in the dining room for the mother and the puppies since it's too cold outside). She has 9 of them. She actually had 13, but she had a lot of complications, so 4 didn't make it =(.This is a picture of Jingle in a laundry basket. I always put her puppies in this when I clean their bed. Yesterday I put Jingle out while I was doing that. I brought her back in and put the puppies back in the bed and Jingle hopped in the laundry basket. I mean this is a small laundry basket. It won't even hold a whole load of clothes, lol.