Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DRS has Done it AGAIN!!! Sneak Peek Time

It's that time at DRS Designs again! Another new release...and this super cute froggie is one of them! I LOVE the look on this little guys face...and his big googly eyes are the BEST! I colored him in with copic markers and the I added some sparkle to the water with a glitter pen. I cuttlebugged the backgound because I thought it looked like water. Then I added some depth by sponging the background with a darker ink color. I love the way this ribbon tied (pun intended) all of the blues and greens together... then, the fun sentiment and here is my creation! I hope y'all have a TOADally wonderful day and thank for hopping over! See ya tomorrow...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ARTful Inkables Peacock Gift Card Box

I made this little gift card box using ARTful Inkables new Paisleys and Peacocks set. I embossed the Peacock on the circle and then I sponged inside the die to add the green. I added sparkle blue dots around the edges to match the ribbon. I embossed the feather on the green paper and then I decorated the rest of the box with ribbon. I LOVE the look of these boxes and I was always intimidated by them... like they were hard to make or something! This went together so quickly and I think it is darling... and I hope that you will agree. Please make sure you check out ARTful Inkables to see the other fun new sets that were released earlier this month! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps Fairy Card

OOOOOHHH!!! I LOVE coloring these images. This is another card that I made using the stamps from Sweet pea Stamps. Y'all... I LOVE to color these stamps and I consider it therapy when I do! It makes me so happy and I just love all of the beautiful images that Lynette, the owner, offers. I used my copics,gel pens and glitter pens to color this in and then I added all of the flowers and dew drops to embellish this card. I love the soft pallette of colors and the wings look so plush. I used my nesties to cut out the flourishes and then I sponged them in for some depth. I hope you enjoyed this card! Stay tuned to my blog this week for several fun announcements and some fabby sneak peeks from DRS Designs! Thanks for poppin in!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Another Makeup For the Weekend Challenge!

This challenge for M4TW was to use the sun as an inspiration... well... the cuttlebug swirls and the nesties pinked cirlces helped me get inspired! I love this poor little monster and all I could think of was that this poor guys boo boo's must be HOT to make him yell like that! So please... look out the window and get inspired... and them link up your creation at Paper Makeup Stamps and let us see your creation! Thanks for stopping in! 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bunny with a Bellyful...

of Jellybeans! When I saw this bunny... to me he wasscreaming SHAKER CARD!!! I colored him in
with copic markers and then I cut out the belly part. Next, I attached a small piece of acetate. Then I took the jelly bean background stamp and I stamped them with stazon on polyshrink plastic and colored them with copics. I cut them out and then I shrank them.(I LOVE watching them shrink!!!) I put them in his tummy and here is my card with jelly beans in the bunny's tummy. I knew that I just had to use the sentiment below to put on the inside of the card.! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you like this card!!!

All Stamps used are DRS Designs:

D241: Jelly Bean Background

M221: Bunny

H230: Sentiment

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Weaving, Embossing and Watercoloring...(and some stamping too!)

I made this super fun card using ARTful Inkables new sets, Peacock Pagentry and Paisleys and Peacocks. For the woven background, I chose a designer paper that had the colors I wanted to use in it and I cut them into one inch strips. Then I chose a solid color in my pallet as well. I adhered them to a 4 by 5.25 piece of card after I wove them together. Then I trimmed the edges to size. I took my Peacock Pagentry stamp and embossed the background with detail gold embossing powder. Next, I embossed this awesome Peacock with gold as well and watercolored her. I cut a matt to match the shape that the peacock is on with my nesites.  I added this wonderful bow and a fun flower to finish my bow off and here is my creation! Please take a look at the blog hop over at ARTful Inkalbes that began yesterday and leave comments for a chance to win some of the new releases! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 22, 2010

ARTful Inkables NEW RELEASE Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Artful INKables blog hop! We are celebrating the March release at Artful INKables with 4 wonderful sets and a super fun new mini set!

If you haven't come here from Tanya's's Blog, be sure to hop on over to the Artful INKables Blog, you don't want to miss anything for today's hop!

I used the Peacock Pagentry and the Paisley's and Peacocks set for this card. I used Versamark to stamp the images and then I highlighted them with Pearl-Ex.Easy technique... but what an AWESOME effect!(if I do say so myself!)  Tomorrow is my regular day to post, so be sure to check out my personal blog  tomorrow to see more of these gorgeous sets and a fabby background technique that I know you will be dying to try!

Make sure to comment on every one's blog, because two lucky commenters will win some AI stamps! One will win In My Garden and Epic Tales, and the other will win Peacock Pagentry and Paisleys & Peacocks. Please leave your comments by Thursday, March 25th, 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time. The winners will be chosen on Friday, March 26th.

Thank you for participating in today's blog hop, now hop on over to Alicia's blog and enjoy the rest of this wonderful release!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stamp N Plus Scrap N Black and White Cards

These are some cards that I made using Stamp N Plus Scrap N Stamps. they have a huge selection and I loved these vintage-y looking fairy's. The challenge was to use black and white and no other color. I did use grey... but that is just shades of black, RIGHT?  So here are the cards that I made... I love the look of the black and white and I think that they look vintage-y too... like the stamps... This is a quickie post today because I have a 13 hour day ahead of me... doing hair... good thing I love it.
Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Paper Makeup's M4TW Challenge

Ok, so this time, the challenge was challenging for sure! It was to make a card with NO LAYERS!!! How is that even POSSIBLE, I thought? can be done. I used this super cute apple set and I alligned all of the apples onto a clear block.Then, I stamped them all at the same time onto my card. Then I added the sentiment seperately. I colored the apples with copic markers and then added crystal effects to make them look shiny and delicious! I used glitter pens for the green lines and added some bling in the corners. SOOOO... it can be done... ya just really gotta think. Please make sure to play along with this challenge and then upload your creation to the Paper Makeup blog so we can admire your hard work! Thanks for stoppin in! Have a wonderful weekend~!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday To YOUUUUUUU...

When I think of a Birthday, my first thought is "What kinda cake is there gonna be?" Well, for ARTful Inkables 2nd birthday... it was this darling cupcake! This is my first post using AI stamps and I gotta tell you... they are such a delight to use! First of all... they are gorgeous images. Second, they are cling mounted... so that is awesome. THEN...(yeah,there is more) they come in this handy dandy slim and sturdy storage case that makes storing and finding them a snap. They stamp so well and there is never a blank spot on the image after it is stamped. It is perfect EVERY TIME!... LOVE THESE STAMPS!!! Please check out the post below to see the sale that they are having...and celebrate with us! Thanks for stopping in! 

Happy Birthday, ARTful Inkables!

Artful INKables is 2 years old this week!

To celebrate our birthday, we are offering you a sweet deal on any order you place this week. Enter Code AIBDAY2 into the coupon field when you check out to get 15% off a $35 order. This coupon is only good until next Sunday so be quick like a bunny to take advantage of this SALE!

Also be sure to check back tomorrow for our next Think INK challenge and to see who won the last challenge. And mark your calendars for NEXT MONDAY because we will be having our NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP featuring all of our new, uber-talented INK girls and FOUR new stamps sets you will surely LOVE!

And finally, if you are located in the Salt Lake City area of Utah, be sure to come visit our booth at the SCRAPBOOK USA expo in Sandy on March 26th and 27th. Click HERE for directions and information.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Welcome to the M4TW19... Makeup for the weekend challenge number 19, that is!

Every weekend, Paper Makeup has a challenge that is called Makeup for the Weekend... or M4TW for short. The number indicateswhat challenge we are on...19 already... that was fast! 
This week, it was a color challenge. We were to use kraft, red and blue. Here is the guy that I came up with using joe the baseball squid. He is colored with copic markers and I put crystal glaze over his one eyeball to make it all shiney.I used SCS sketch challenge number 270 as well. I tried to make something that would be kinda boyish because that is where I need the most practice with my creations! Please check out the Paper Makeup blog and play along with M4TW19 and upload your creations so we can all enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

AWWWW... How Could You NOT Feel Better?

So... My precious little boy is sleeping and my precious little girl is at preschool...AND the dishes are done.
What's a mommy to do? STAMP, of course! I got out my cutie pie gardner stamp from DRS Designs and got busy creating! I love the whole cutie pie collection, but this little gal went with this GET WELL sentiment perfectly! This sentiment has the words "Get Well Soon" on the bottom of this sentiment... but I trimmed it off so that it would fit my nestie and I used it on the inside of the card! Another reason to love unmounted rubber... easy to alter to fit your need!!! (And did I mention CHEAPER???) I colored her with copics and some glitter pens, added the flowers from Petaloo and here is my creation!  Thanks for popping by! Have a wonderful, HEALTHY day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring has Sprung... Sweet Pea Style!

The challenge over at Sweet Pea Stamps was to make a spring card with flowers, pink,yellow and green. So OF COURSE I used one of their gorgeous stamps and created this card. I love a good challenge and i love these stamps ... so this was fun! As usua l... I got overly blingy, but I thought this image was SCREAMIN' for sparkle! I loved using the fun spring colors and now I am really ready to get outside and enjoy the Srping that I know is on it's way~ Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Paper Makeup March Release Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the PMS March release blog hop. If you  just happened onto my blog... Please make sure that you are starting at the very beginning at the PMS blog. If you came here from Dawn Mercedes' blog... you are in the right place!  It is simple, really... just collect a letter from each blog and that is the code to get 15% off your purchase.THEN... there is a release party in the PMS forum tonight, fun, chatting and PRIZES!!! My card features SOURPUSS... really ...I think his expression says it all!!! Please make sure that you check out all of the other PMS gals blogs to see the rest of the new release for March.Make sure to have a pencil and paper to get the code and do your shopping along the way! The next stop on the hop is the super talented and precious little gal, Lisa K... and my letter is C!

Friday, March 5, 2010

These Stamps Let Me Get All BLINGY... And I LOVE That!

This is another card that I made using Sweet Pea Stamps. I love embellishing these images because I just dont think you can go to over the top with them and that is my card style... WAAAAY over the top!!!(LOL) Kinda how I live life! I colored her with copic markers and then I added stickles, copic sparkle pens,glitter pens and all kinds of good stuff!I used dew drops to accent the sentiment and nesties to cut the mat that I layered it on. After I cuttlebugged the green background, I turned it over and then I sponged it with black. I added the paper flowers and the leaves and vines and here is my card! Thanks for stopping !!! 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another Fun St. Patty's Day Card

I made this one a little while ago and I just got to posting it. This little guy is so cute all decked out in his green... but he DOES look like he is up to something! I stamped the image and colored it with copics. Then I added Flower Soft for the textured look in the grass. I matted it on green paper and used glitter pens to add some sparkle to his gold...

Then I stamped the sentiment from DRS Designs newest release and used a nesite lable to mount the sentiment on. Simple... but fun and the rainbow really add the right ammount of color, don't you think! thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

PMS Sneak Peek...This New Release ROCKS!!!

This is a sneak peek at one of the word art images from Paper Makeup Stamps (PMS). The March rlelase is amazing... Fairies,Word Art, Monsters... what more could a girl ask for? I really like this saying and of course I had to use my gorgeous roses and some fun bling to really dress it up. Our designer Shaela does AMAZING word art and the phrases and sayings she uses are wonderful. Please make sure you check out the other DT member's blogs to see the other sneaks they have... and stay tuned all week long for more fun sneaks. Get ready to hop on Sunday, March 7th and you can WIN WIN WIN! If you have ever done a PMS hop before you know how generous Katie the owner is! Check out what she wrote on her blog:

" Dont forget that our release party is march 7th at 8pm CST in the PMS forum!
We will be partying, playing games, giving out prizes. It's so much fun!
We would love to see you there!This month we are going to give away the entire release to not 1 but 2 lucky winners!How do you enter? Comment away! Comment Comment Comment! We want to know what you like! We will be gathering the comments from all the design team members blogs everyday and will give away the entire release (which is valued at over $70!) The more you comment, the more your chances to win! Please note though, only 1 comment per design team members blog per day counts. So you cant leave 10 comments on each blog for over 100 entries a day! haha!
We will also give away the release from collecting comments from the PMS company blog. Each day leave a comment on what your favorite stamp shown that day is! Easy Peasy!"

So that is it! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Can Finally Tell Y'all Now...I am an INKgirl!!!

I was chosen to be a part of the Artful INKables Design Team!
And... I had to keep it quiet...SINCE SUNDAY!!! 
(not easy for me!)
I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of this awesome Design Team and work with this uber talented group of ladies...(and with the awesome stamps!)
So thanks for visiting today and keep watching for some utter cuteness!!!