Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Flowers for my Friend

This is the card I made for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, TSSC58,
this week. I really like the sketches that she has and see myself using them on many of the other cards I make after the week has passed. If you like sketches or just want to see some other wonderful cards done with the sketch you should check out Mary Jo's blog.
This SU stamp set is one of my favorites because of the way it comes out coloring it with Copics. I decided that I would stay simple ( for me anyway) with this card. I love this new dotted paper that came in my SU 6x6 paper pack so it was used also.

Stamps: SU and PSX (phrase)
CS: SU Night of Navy, CTMH textured white, Neenah white and SU DP
Ink: Night of Navy and Copics
Accessories: Nesties, MS punch,Prima and Hero Arts flowers and misc. brads

I am back to school after a wonderful week off and looking forward to Spring and warmer weather. Please check back soon to see what I have worked on.

Thanks for looking

Friday, February 20, 2009

Isn't Life Sweet

I made this card for Kerry's first Thursday challenge, 3CTC1, over on her blog. I really liked the sketch and couldn't wait to participate.
I just loved this dog from Whipper Snapper from the moment I saw it!! When I first started dating my husband his family had a big, black dog that did nothing but slobber all over everything and his tongue was always trying to lick everything. My father-in-law loved ice cream and so did Brutus. When my FIL was done with his ice cream he would leave a little in the bowl for the dog and when he was done with the box of ice cream that big dog would act like a puppy chasing the box around the kitchen trying to lick every last drop. That is why I put the ice cream cone on my card and I thought the saying was very fitting for the memory this card gave to both my husband and I.
The ice cream was brushed with Shimmerz to give it a summery, melty look. The dog's drool and his tongue have Crystal Effects on them to give them a wet look. I could not find a bone stamp or image to print out so I had to draw one myself. I wasn't real happy with it but I was afraid if I played with it too much I would only make it worse. This is why I stamp and don't draw!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Stampabilities, Inkadinkado
CS: SU Tempting Turquoise, Choc. Chip, Neenah white, CTMH beige and DP DCWV
Ink: Memento black and brown and Copics
Accessories: Nesties, misc. brads, Shimmerz Angel Wings, and Crystal Effects

Kerry is promising to have a great and different challenge every Thursday so you should pop over and try it out.
Thanks for looking, leave a comment if you like what I did!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WOW! What A Great Blogoversary Giveaway

I have great news! Nikki, who a super talented papercrafter is celebrating her 1 year of stamping and 51,000 visitors to her blog! She has some fantastic stuff to give away. Check out her blog Bunny-Zoe's Blog to see her beautiful creations and enter the giveaway. I hope I win some of her great prizes!
Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This card was made for Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, TSSC 57. I loved this sketch especially because I just got this new Memory Box paper pack Saturday when some friends and I hit some of the stores on our Shop Hop card. I was dying to use the paper right away. Isn't it pretty paper, though IRL it is lighter and not quite so greenish. The whole card came out darker than it really is, all the colors are more pastel. I will be keeping this sketch close by and using it often because it makes such a nice card I think.

The flowers on the oval part of the card are stamped with one of my Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets, I tried to match the flowers and the colors on the DP. The bitty pearls around the oval are from those stickers that are at Michaels that I talked about in an earlier post. I love using them because of their size and they are self stick.

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry
CS: SU Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue, GP white and DP New Memory Box
Ink: Ass't SU colors
Accessories: Ribbon (Michaels), Butterfly punch (Paper Shapers), Nesties, Hero Arts Rhinestones and Michaels Rhinestone Stickers(pearls)

I have this week off because of school vacation and have already started playing a lot and using the new stuff that I bought on Saturday. I am hoping to post often where I have free time this week so please come back and visit again to see what I have created.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm Not Lion!

I got this cute High Hopes lion a while ago because I thought he was just too cute. I kind of forgot about him until I was looking for an image to use for Mary Jo's Monday lunchtime sketch challenge and decided he would make a great valentine card. TSSC 56 is really cute and was fun to work with, you should check it out and play along.

It took me a couple of tries before I got the lion to look the way I wanted using my Copics. I love the heart DP CS and so that is what led me to use the colors that I did on the card. I used my Just Rite stamps to spell out the hearts and the bottom one was going to say Be Mine but I was working on it at school to try and finish it up and one of the little boys in the class that I work in came up and said "it's a valentine, it should say I'm not lion, I love you". So now it does. The funny part is that this little boy isn't crazy about doing crafts and usually never comes over like the other kids to see what I am working on. When I told him that I was going to give him credit for helping me finish the card he just smiled and walked away. This is why I love working in an elementary school.

Stamps: High Hopes and Just Rite Stamps
CS: SU Choc. Chip, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Neenah White, DP Making Memories
Ink: SU Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Versafine Black and Copics
Accessories: Heart Ribbon (I don't know who makes it), misc. pink brads, MS heart stickers and Marvy Heart Punch

Starting tomorrow afternoon I am on Feb. school vacation. I am hoping to get lots of cards amde and shop for new fun things to use on them. I am definitely going to be posting more often so check back to see what I am working on.

Thanks for looking and leave a comment if you like what I have created.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Springtime Friends

It was warmer around here today for the first time since early fall. Things were starting to melt and tomorrow is suppose to be even a bit warmer. It put me in the mood for the feel of Spring to be right around the corner. This is a stamp I bought a while ago and never found the right time to use it on a card until now. It definitely reminds me of Spring!

The backround was made from two different pieces of SU DP paper. The side with the swirls I thought needed a little something extra after I put the papers side by side so I used my white Signo pen and dotted along the side of the swirls so that it would compliment the polka dotted side. I even went a bit further and ran the scalloped circles through my dotted swiss embossing folder.The image was colored with Copics and the wings of the bees and part of the flower petals have shimmerz painted on them. I sponged Pretty in Pink on the center of the Pretties flower.

Stamps: Hero Arts(saying) and Penny Black
CS: CTMH textured white, Neenah white and SU DP Pretty in Pink
Ink: Versafine black and SU Pretty in Pink, Copics
Accessories: Dew Drops, SU Pretties Flower, Nesties, Cuttlebug folder and White Signo Pen

I did a lot of coloring so far this weekend so I should be posting lots of new creations this week. Please stop by often and let me know if you like my take on Spring is just around the corner!

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentine Love

This card was made for Mary Jo's Monday lunchtime sketch challenge TSSC55. Boy did it take me out of my comfort zone. I am not use to doing long narrow cards especially when they are turned on their side instead of standing tall. I knew that I wanted to do a heart for the center image I was hoping that the rest would fall into place like when I usually do a card. No such luck though. I am one who won't let a creation get the better of me so I kept trying things and changing things. Two days later this is the final product. Not my best work but acceptable to me.

I really liked making the heart wreath, I love Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps. This set was given to me by a good friend, Kristen, who is a very talented person but didn't have a lot of fun with these types of stamps. You can't tell very good but there is silver stickles dotted all around the heart. The swirls on each side of the card are also dotted with the stickles.

I am glad I stuck with finishing it and I hope that someone who reads this chuckles a bit because they have been in this same situation and plugged along with their project. I really think it makes you a better papercrafter down the road.
Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry, SU
CS: GP white, SU and DP Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft
Ink: Versafine and Ass't. SU colors
Accessories: Black brads, silver stickles and unknown sticker letters

I am hoping to have lots of time to create this weekend and so check back soon to see what else I try my hand at.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day

Every February 2nd Groundhog Day seems to be a big deal at school. The kids are ready for Spring and look to see if the groundhog sees his shadow or not. When I saw this stamp set I knew if I bought it I would be stamping a lot of this little guy for the kids to make things during recess or their free time. I grew to love coloring him also. This is my tribute to Groundhog Day and Spring even though he saw his shadow and we are going to have six more weeks of winter, starting with the 3-6 inches of snow we are expecting here tomorrow!

I decided to color the image with my Prisma pencils and Gamsol. Since I started using my Copics and haven't used much of anything else. I forgot how much fun pencils and Gamsol are to use, I guess I'll leave them out to use again real soon.

Stamps: Inky Antics
CS: SU Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, GP white and DP Basic Grey
Ink: Stazon and SU Going Grey
Accessories: Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Prima flowers, Michaels Ribbon and misc. brads

I hope you enjoyed this card, it was really fun to make.

If you have a minute please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you on what you think of my creations.

Thanks for looking and come back to visit soon,