Monday, May 31, 2010

Me, At the Beach... in 30 Years! (I Hope!)

This lady cracks me up! She is going swimming with nary a care for fashion... but she IS practical with her duckie float! This is what I will look like in 30 years... (I hope I don't look like that now!!! LOL) anyway, I used Art Impression stamps and I colored her in with copic markers... and i used glitter pens on the details. For the sand, I cuttlebudded some paper,sponged it and tore it to make it look like dunes. I cuttlebugged and sponged the water too. Check out the new GIRLFRIENDS stamps at Art Impressions...the are darling and you will be glad that you did!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Did Someone Say Blog Candy???

Yes... I DID!!!! where you ask? Right here, my dears! I am wanting to get as many followers as I can because the narcissist in me is thinking that 104 just isn't any where near enough. SOOOO to calm that little nagging voice down... lets start with one bag of unmounted rubber stamps... a grab bag of some fun images that I have collected over the years and they need a new home. Why you ask? Because they have never seen ink and with shows like HOARDERS on TV... I am starting to get nervous that someone may turn me in!!! So how to win? Become a follower and leave me a comment... simple... if you already follow me... tell me that and you are entered. For every 1o new followers I get... I will add another grab tell your friends. I am thinking that I will give this one week and announce the winners on FRIDAY of next week...June 4th. So come on and follow me...and you will have a chance to win some pretty groovy stamps.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Paper Makeup Could Not Have Said it Any Better!

I LOVE this saying from Paper Makeup. They have the pretties Word Art... and there is something for EVERY occasion! Shaela Odd is the designer of the word art and she is a wonderfully gifted artist. I used Basic Grey's paper and some Prima flowers and felt stems. I stamped the wording onto sparkly paper and used my nesties to cut them out. I used a sketch from SCS and here is what I came up with. Thanks so much for stopping in! Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oh... And some more ARTful Inkalbes info:Twilight Inspired Blog Hop!

In addition to our Twlight themed blog hop at the end of June to celebrate the release of Eclipse, we're having a MONTH LONG Twilight themed CHALLENGE FOR OUR BELOVED CUSTOMERS!

What can you win? How about a $25 Gift Certificate to the store, as well as being our featured Customer on the Blog ALL MONTH LONG!!

Deets: We'll be starting Weekly Challenges starting June 3rd. We will have 4 challenges, one per week, each will be posted on a Thursday. You will have one week to complete your challenge piece. You will be required to participated in each challenge, each week, to be eligible to win. An overall winner will be chosen on July 1st.

To participate, you can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

Epic Tales
Fictionally Inspired
Into the Moonlight
Vampire/Romance Themed Charms

or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project. You MUST use AI stamps as the main focus of your cards/projects. You have plenty of time to get some fabulous stamps in order to participate in the challenges and the HOP!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some Little Notes From ARTful Inkables Post A Note

I made these super cute notes cards from the ARTful Inkables set POST A NOTE>
I have a die that cut the little envelopes and then i cut the paper that goes inside the,... then the magic begins. I stamped some of the sentiments from the set and used a punch to punch them out and I added them to the little note cards.Then I stamped the little flower from this set and colored it with coordinating colors. I cut out the flowers and added them to the flap so that all you have to do is add a dab of glue and seal your note shut. I priced these cards at Target and they are like 99 cents... and no where near as cute! So I hope that you like my project and PLEASE check out the gorgeous new sets that ARTful Inkables just released...Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrolls Work I LOVE YOU queen

I really loved this stamp from Scrolls Works Stamps and with her had stretched out like that... I just felt like falling hearts and her sprinkling love was perfect! I love the font that was used for the I LOVE YOU sentiment and thought the nestie I used just fit in with the patterned paper and the rest of the theme I have going on here. Thanks for popping in and come back tomorrow and see what I have going on! I am thinking of some blog candy soon... so stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

DRS Sponsoring A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge... Cute and Girly

This week... DRS Designs is sponsoring the challenge over at A Spoonful Of Sugar. The challenge is to make something cute and girls. I used this new sentiment from our new release and also these sweet little Sally Snails. I colored them with copics and added stickles to the centers of the flowers. I wanted to make sure they looked girly enough... so I added the little bows, that I tied my MYSELF!!! I used a grass punch I had to give these little ladies a home and a stencil for the clouds in the background. I hope that you will play along with this challenge and if you do you have a chance to win a gift certificate from DRS! Thanks for stopping in! 

Monday, May 17, 2010

ARTful Inkables May Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Artful Inkables blog hop! If you haven’t come here from Kristin's Blog, then you will want to start at the Artful Inkables Blog  so you don’t miss anything along the way. You are going to love this release, we are releasing 3 full size stamp sets and a new mini this month, there is something for everyone! Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog, you never know which blog we’ll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Thursday, May 20th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at the blog hop goodies! This months the prize is...2 winner get to choose one new set of their choice and get a one time use 10% off coupon!!!

Today, I’m showing you a card made with a new set called  AQUATIC FANTASY... I made an Oval Easel card and glitzed the heck out of it! I love mermaids because that is what they are to me... GLITZY! The fun little fish are included with this set and so are somesuper cute sentiments... like the one I used here...

The next stop on the hop is...ANN with a fun set that you wont want to miss!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have fun with the hop...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I made this card using a sentiment from DRS DESIGNS new releases. I also used the sun for the August calendar birthday image.I stamped the sun twice and colored the sun with copic markers.I cut out the 2 halves and held them together with a small piece of paper on the back of the image. then I used my nesties to die cut the center of the sun and adhered it with a pop dot. Nest, I stamped and cut out the sentiment, inked the edges and adhered it to the sun image.I adhered the sun to my cuttlebugged background paper and let the rays stick up a little for some texture. Since I have been feeling very flowery and buttony these days, I used a combo of both for the edge of my card. Thanks for popping in and I hope you like it! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Think Ink Challenge Number 20...A Recipe Challenge

So it was my turn for the THINK INK challenge over at ARTFUL INKABLES.I chose a recipe challenge and that made me think of cookie recipies and the cookies that I make at Christmas time and I KNEW that this darling set, Holiday treats and Tails, was PERFECT!!! My Challenge was to use 1circle, 2 ribbons and 3 buttons. For the buttons on my card, I only had white and needed red buttons to look like holly berries... so I used my copic markers and colored them to match! Pretty Slick, eh?
We would love for you all to play along with this challenge and when you do please link your creation will have 2 whole weeks to play can win a nifty grab bag of AI Stamps! You dont need to use AI stamps... but if you do, you will get an extra entry in the contest! We would love to see what you come up with for this recipe challenge...  Thanks for stoppin in!  

Saturday, May 8, 2010

DRS Designs New Release Is Ready To GO!

I saw this sentiment and I KNEW that I HAD to have it. I had the idea to use arrows as soon as I saw it.
So, today while strolling the aisles of the big box craft store... what do I find??? And on CLEARENCE, no less??? ARROW STICKERS!!! How totally perfect! I layered all of the matching cardstock in 1/4 in increments and then on the white panel, I stamped the sentiment and then I added the epoxy stickers.Quick, easy and sure to brighten someone's day during a challenging time! Thanks for stopping in and be sure to check out all of the new releases at DRS Designs!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Paper Makeup's Blog Hop and New Release!

 If you came here from  Lisa's... then you are in the right place... if not, please start at the beginning so you wont miss any of the wonderful Monsters or Moody's included in this awesome release! I LOVE the monsters and I was so happy when I found out that Katie had assigned this precious image to me to use for the hop! Look how happy the momma monster is that her baby is giving her a flower! I remember looking like that when my Ava toddled over to me with the first flower she picked for me... and I still have it! Please be sure to check out the release party tonight that will be in the Paper Makeup forum... there will be challenges and of course PRIZES!!! Katie is so generous!!! So check it out y'all... 
And now... off to the uber talented Katie for more eye candy!  And my letter for you is

Thursday, May 6, 2010

please scroll down for Paper Makeup Sneek...

Pondering Fairy...from SCROLLS WORK STAMPS

How AWESOME is that stamp? I LOVE the way the photo stamps work... they are from Scrolls Work Stamps and they are amazing! I had no idea what to expect because when you get the stamp... it looks strange,not at all like other stamps that i have... it is kinda flat. So I inked it up and when I stamped it...I said (out loud to no one)..."Oh my goodness... look at that!"
It looked like a newspaper print... which is why I incorporated some newsprint on this card. I colored the fairy in with chalks and Lumiere and then I added the die cut newspaper and the rhinestone vine and flowers. The sentiment is also from Scrolls Work and I had my good friend Jen in mind when I made this because she really is a doll. Hope ya like it...thanks for popping in!

Paper Makeup Flower Silhouette Sneak

For my card, i used the flower silhouette that,to me, looks like a sunflower.And that made me think about a sunflower under the moon! So I stamped the flower and embossed it with gold and then I brayered the background. it left a white edge around the flower, but on glossy cardstock, you can just blend it with a sponge. Then I added the grass and the small flowers from the same set to the card after the brayering was dry. I punched the edges and added the HOPE sentiment to the bottom of my card and then decked it out with dew drops. Please be sure to come back for the blog hop tomorrow for the biggest and the most diverse release we have ever seen at Paper Makeup! Thanks for stopping in! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hard at Work... Stamping DRS Designs's...

Thats right... it is time for another DRS DESIGNS new Release! I have been hard at work in the stamp room getting my cards ready... Stay tuned... they are on their way!!!
AND... DRS DESIGNS is having a Design Team call... Check it out 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Think Ink Challenge Number 19...Remake an Old Card!

This was the card that i chose to Re-Make. I made it using all DRS DESIGNS stamps. I also used polyshrink plastic which I think is among the greatest inventions EVER!!!(although so does my 5 year old... so what does that tell ya?)
ANYWAY... I remade this card... and came up with the one below...Using all ARTful Inkables Stamps... Check it out and be sure to play along with our challenge!
You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!
* You have until Monday, May 10, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, May 11, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!
* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.
* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC19
Can't wait to see what you come up with! Tell your friends!

For me... googley eyes are right up there with polyshrink!!!