Monday, August 31, 2009

Exciting News!!!!

Hello & Happy Monday to ya!

I'm back home in the scorching 100+ degree weather, but happy to share the great news that I received over the weekend.... I am super excited to be on the design team for InStyle Stamps!!!

I thought I'd share a couple of the projects I submitted for the design team call.

Supplies: Jacob (InStyle Stamps), All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts), Long Scalloped Rectangle & Tag Nestabilities (Spellbinders), buttons, ribbon, string, Copic markers

Supplies: Yuki (InStyle Stamps), Birthday Sayings (Hero Arts), Tag Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Prima flowers, buttons, string, ribbon, Copic Markers

I can't wait to get started!! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

Hello from Colorado!

I'm visiting family & cooler weather the next couple of days but didn't want to miss my opportunity for Your Next Stamp's Design Team call!

They have the most adorable stamps in their collection- check them out here! I hope to add some to my ever-growing collection soon :)

I'm hoping to have my first opportunity at being on a design team- I think it would just be so much fun! For the DT call we are asked to post a blog entry with our 2 "best" cards. Here are two of my recent favorites! Wish me & my sister luck! :)

In my favorite color combination- brown & blue!

& a cute birthday boy card!

Thanks so much for visiting! Until next time- happy stamping!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ta-ta for now!

Happy Friday!

Though I'm happy that it is Friday, I am also a little sad because today is one of my co-worker's last day with us. She is moving out of state :( . I made this card for our office to all sign to wish her off safely. It's a larger card than I am usually accustomed to making- 5"x7"- had to make it big enough for everyone to sign!

Supplies: DB Silhouette; Heart-winged Butterfly, All-Occasion Messages (Hero Arts), Bird and Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scalloped/circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), white gel pen, pearl gems, buttons, Copic markers

I will miss her- but wish her good luck & happiness in her new adventure!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank You Daisy!

Another super cute image from InStyle Stamps! This one is Daisy, and she wants to thank all of YOU that visit my blog and leave such sweet comments!

Supplies: Daisy (InStyle Stamps), DB Thank You; Thank You Sayings (Hero Arts), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Prima flowers, ribbon, Copic Markers

As always THANK YOU for stopping by and until next time...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to School

Hi there!

Back to School season is definitely here! and InStyle Stamps is having a "back to school" challenge!

Their anime-style stamps are super cute, I had a lot of fun coloring and putting this card together. I had some scrap chalkboard paper leftover from the Anya card I did last week that fit perfectly!

Supplies: Janice (In Style Stamps), Argyle embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Scalloped Long Rectangle & Circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon, buttons, Copic markers

I'm looking forward to more challenges and stamps from InStyle!

Thanks for coming by :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Super sketchy & cute kids!

Hello again (told you it wouldn't be long before my next post!)

Before I went crazy with the cards on my previous post, I made this scrapbook page for the sketch challenge over on Hero Arts. I followed Shari's sketch here.

I wanted to do another scrapbook layout and this time with a picture of my nieces and nephew from when my sister, Maylee was visiting. I think this may be the only posed picture we got of all 5 kids looking at the same direction AND smiling :)! After adding details here and there as I looked at it, I decided that I'm going to give this to my mom and added the title "grandchildren" - now I just need to go buy a frame!

Supplies: Heart-winged Butterfly; Simple & Basic Alphabet; DB Dots & Flowers (Hero Arts), Thickers felt & chipboard alpha stickers (American Crafts), Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Sclallop border punch (Stampin' Up!), white gel pen, stickles, string, Copic markers

Happy Stampin' (& Croppin'!)

A Week of Challenges- Club Anya Style

I dove in this weekend and decided to particpate in Club Anya's week of challenges! These were just so fun to do- I decided which images I was going to use and colored them all ahead of time and put together the cards this weekend.

Back to School

Supplies: Teacher Anya (The Greeting Farm); Simple & Basic Alphabet; Dots and Flowers; All Ocassion Messages (all Hero Arts), Ribbon, gems, Clear Glaze (Ranger), Copic markers

Crazy Hair Day

Supplies: Rock Star Anya (The Greeting Farm), Ribbon, Prima Flowers, gems, Stickles, Copic markers


Supplies: Geisha Anya (The Greeting Farm); DB Dots & Flowers; Thank You Sayings (Hero Arts), Texture embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Oval/Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Prima flowers, buttons, pearl gems, Copic markers

Smile & Shine

Supplies: Flutter Anya (The Greeting Farm), DB Dots & flowers; So Sweet (Hero Arts), Stylized Flowers embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Rectangle/Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); gems, Stickles, Copic markers

Get Sketchy: from Mojo Monday sketch here
Supplies: Football Ian (The Greeting Farm); Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), twine, button, Copic markers

Whew! That was a lot of cards for a weekend- but I had so much fun making them! Thanks for stopping in on your weekend with me :).. until the next post!
(which isn't too far away..)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Owl-y Thanks!

Trying to catch up on the blogging... still have a few to take pictures of- but it's (FINALLY) rainy & cloudy today so hope to get to that soon!

Here is a recent one I did that is similar to the sneaky inspiration owl card I made a few posts ago... sending this to my cousin for doing some shopping for me while he was on vacation in Japan! He got me the *NEW* Copic marker set that was just released!

Supplies: DB Clouds; DB Thank You; Curious Owl; Thank You Messages (all Hero Arts), Distress Ink-Faded Jeans; Clear Glaze (Ranger), buttons, jute string, Copic Markers

Thanks for checking in!

Farm Fresh Birthday Boy!

Hello & happy Wednesday!

I've added a few more of The Greeting Farm images to my collection lately. Not enough of them honestly- my wish list grows every time I look at them! Anyway, this card was for the Farm Fresh Friday Sketch last week. This adorable "Birthday Boy Ian" digi image was free when TGF was celebrating their birthday at the beginning of the month!

Supplies: Birthday Boy Ian (The Greeting Farm), Birthday embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), ribbon, jute string, buttons, white gel ink pen, Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping in- hope to have some time to post more later!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Sneaky Inspiration

Happy Friday!

Hello & Long time no blog! It's been awhile since I last posted- my sister and her family came to visit for the past few weeks so my blog had a little vacation. :)

We had some fun times creating together (more in another post) but these cards are all dedicated to the newest challenge on Hero Arts! All week we've been getting sneak peeks at the new releases coming out at the en
d of the month, the challenge was to create something inspired by them hosted by Lisa Spangler (love her!).

Sneak Peek #1:

I used a combination of the elements from the peek & her sample card, the glittery goodness, the pink & green color combination, and rounded corners.

Supplies: Wallpaper Flowers; DB Dots and Flowers; Birthday Sayings (all Hero Arts), Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Copic Markers

Sneak Peek #2:

Since I'm still totally in love with the Asian Dolls- I had to incorporate it into at least one of these cards! I loved what I could see of the layout on the darling angel card above- so I created something similar but added my own touch with a background and some extra embellishments!

Supplies: Asian Dolls; DB Dots and Flowers; Birthday Sayings (all Hero Arts), Liquid Pearls, Prima Flowers, Pearl gems, Inksentials white gel pen, string, Copic Markers

This last card was inspired by the card Lisa made on Wednesday here. If you couldn't tell already I got some new stamps this week! This owl is just too cute and I enjoyed making the little elements on him pop- (his eyes and wings)

Supplies: DB Clouds; DB Dots and Flowers; Curious Owl; Birthday Sayings (all Hero Arts), Apron Lace border punch (Fiskars), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Ribbon, Copic Markers

Whew! That was a lot longer of a post than I had anticipated but there was lots to catch up on! I will post soon on the crafty-ness that was had when my sister and kids were here visiting- let's just say lots of coloring with Copics was involved (wink wink!)

Thanks for stopping by!