Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Gorgeous Stamp!

This is another gorgeous stamp available from Sweet Pea Stamps. I have had a roaring headache for a few days but I wanted to post this gorgeous stamp and show the card that i made it into...
I colored it with my water color crayons. First I scribbled them onto paper and then I picked up the color with a water color brush to color my image. Then when that was done i added shimmerz to her hair and of course stickles and paper flowers and here is my creation! Thanks for popping in... time for some more aspirin...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

SWoodware USA Challenge Number 7... Anything Goes!!!

Woodware Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Welcome to our seventh challenge here at Woodware USA, and this week's theme is ANYTHING GOES!

Some simple rules to follow:
1. Your creation must be a new card.
2. Link directly to your creation with IN-Linkz.

3. If you use a Woodware USA stamp, you get an extra entry into our monthly drawing!

We can't wait to see your creations this week and thank you for joining us this week!

For my card, I used the set WOODLAND MUSHROOMS. I made a shaker card because I LOVE THEM!!! I really love cards that do something!
I stamped the little butterfly on the purple cardstock and I colored their bodies with glitter pens.I colored the mushrooms with copics and highlighted the image with glitter pens as well. Please make sure that you link your creation to the Woodware USA blog. Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Are You Kidding Me? How Gorgeous Are These Stamps?

This stamp is from: Elaine Cox's sheet 15 Fairy Portraits sold at Sweet Pea Stamps. They come on a sheet of 4... or you can buy them as single stamps.I busted out the pencils and the gamsol and colored the fairy for a soft effect. Then I added glitter pens for highlights in the hair.
The, I embossed the background of core paper and then I sanded it to show off the petals in the flowers. I needed to add the rhinestones to the center of the flowers because I LOVE bling! Here is another picture of the fairy for a closeup...
SHEESH!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE these stamps!
Thanks for popping in!

Woodware USA Challenge Number 6... Sketch Challenge...

If you're inspired by simple layouts, limited layering and the need to make a quick card, this sketch may just be the perfect sketch for you! Give it a try! We'd love to see what you make of it! Thanks to all those who participated in our challenge last week. If you followed the challenge rules, you just may be the lucky winner...Watch for the Winning Entry Post during the first week of January.

Just a few simple rules for Woodware USA challenges:

*Make sure your card incorporates the sketch--it must be clear that you were inspired by the sketch.

*Use stamps of your choice (but you get an extra entry in our monthly drawing for using Woodware USA)

*Post a direct link to your card in the inlinkz tool on the Woodware USA blog.. Failure to do so will eliminate you from the challenge.

*Must be a new creation from 12-20-10 and concluded at 8:00 pm EST 12-28-2010.

Check out the Woodware USA store!
Here is my take on the Sketch using the stamp set BIRDSONG...
This was a fun and easy sketch... keeping it simple, for me, is a challenge itself! I love the color combo and I used the Rock and Roll technique on the flowers to get purple and green on the flowers at the same time. Thanks for popping in!~

Monday, December 20, 2010

Guess What I Got For Christmas???


Yep, again. I am so sorry that I have been a little slack on posting... but I have been down in the bed, hubby staying home watching the kids, no voice and no motivation sick...

I can assure you that this was NOT on my wish list. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be back in the swing of things...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WoodwareUSA winter Themed Challenge... Come and Play With us!

Going along with all of the snow around the United States our challenge this week at Woodware USA is to make a winter-themed card! I love all of the different ways the design team used the set Winter Tots...obviously a favorite amongst us! Check out Winter Tots on the Woodware USA site. You won't be sorry!
Just a few simple rules for the challenge:
Make sure you make a winter-themed card for this challenge--it must be clear that it is a winter-themed card.

Use any stamp, but you get an extra entry in our monthly drawing for using a Woodware USA stamp...follow the link HERE to check out the Woodware USA store.

Must be a new creation between the Monday the challenge is introduced and concluded at 8:00 pm the following Sunday.

I used winter tots for my card and I had fun with glitter... AGAIN!!! I love the Woodware USA tots stamps... fun to color and very whimsical! I added some cardstock trees and put all of that onto an embossed background that i stickled and sponged and here is my creation! Hope you enjoyed it and that you will play along with our challenges! thanks for popping in! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sweet Pea Holly Purple and Green!

How much can I LOVE these stamps? I bought my first one a while ago when I saw one on my blog friend, Danni's blog... and I have not stopped buying them since! I colored her with copic markers and used gel and glitter pens to highlight her in her wings and those gorgeous expressive eyes!
This stamp is ching chou kuik's Holly Fairy and she is currently on sale on the Sweet Pea Store site! I think the coolest thing about these stamps is that you can color them however you want to and they always come out so stunning! Plus... if you get lost like I do sometimes and have NO idea how to color them...there are PLENTY of suggestions on the website and the blog! Well, thanks for popping in and be sure to check out these awesome stamps here!Have a good one...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stamp and then ... Die Cut and DONE! From Prickley Pear

This was a quick and wonderfully easy card to make!I used this ornament set from Prickley Pear...and then I cut out the stamped images with the custom die and I was DONE!!! Just that quick! It is so hard to make  ANYTHING quick around holiday when I was able to make this card SO quickly...I knew it was going to be my Christmas card.I can make alot of them and they are flat for easy shipping! I stamped the branch that is included with the set, chose an ornament I liked and that was it.I tied the little bows with the bow easy...I added a stickles dot to the middle of the ornament for some sparkle.Thanks so much for stopping in! And please be sure to check out the Prickley Pear Store for more fun stamp sets with matching dies!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Woodware USA Challenge Number 4... Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the challenge! This is a super easy one... so lst go of some Holiday Stress and STAMP... for fun! I used Woodware's Birthday Fun set. I stamped the balloons and made the background paper. Then I stamped the cake and colored it with my copic markers. I also added the fun and festive ribbon and here is my card... EASY and Quick! This would be a great card for anyone... or you could even make several of them and give a gift set of Birthday Cards... the possibilities are ENDLESS! Thanks for stopping in and here are a few simple rules...
 Some simple rules:

1. one entry for the monthly prize per creation
2. get an extra entry for using a Woodware USA stamp
3. must be a new creation between the Monday the challenge is introduced and concluded at 8:00 pm Sunday

Find out more about Woodware USA stamps still have time to get a free inky-link ink pad with each purchase. The stamps are photo-polymer, and they are made right here in the United States. Be sure to go to the WOODWARE USA blog and use Mr.Linky to enter you card!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SISC37~Luscious Lace! The Fabric of our Lives…

This was a fun challenge over at Stamp Insanity... use LACE! Well... I have a whole drawer full... so no problem there! I used Morgan and colored her with copic markers. Then I jazzed up my tree with stickles and gel and glitter pens. I added stickles to her outfit as well for a little holiday glam! I cuttlebugged the background and sprayed it with smooch spritz. I sponged it first for depth.I added my lace and added more stickles to the bottomto tie all the colors together. I hate that my post is late... I have had a horrible sinus infection,2 sick children one out of town hubby and a sisiter in my spare room! The hubby is home and the sister is gone(sniff) but the infection lingers on...for me and the babies... oh well...

 Here is a place I would like to go for a week...for some rest... but has closed...
Worcester State Hospital

On January 12, 1833, the first public asylum for the insane in Massachusetts was opened in the scenic hills of Worcester. It was called the Bloomingdale Asylum, and by the latter half of the 19th century, it was already overcrowded beyond capacity. Funds were appropriated to construct a larger and more grandiose hospital called the Worcester Insane Asylum in the same vicinity.

The hospital still functions as a psychiatric facility in a large, newer building near the Kirkbride building, which now threatens to close as well.