Saturday, March 27, 2010

I {HEART} Bugaboo Stamps!!!

Hello fellow stampers and Happy Saturday!!!

Today I have a spring card to share with you, I LOVE this cute bunny!!! AND I finally get to tell you my HAPPY news!!! I am one of the new members of the BUGABOO Stamps DESIGN TEAM!!! I can't begin to tell you HOW EXCITED I am to represent and work with their stamps!!! This TOO CUTE bunny is just the very beginning of the AMAZING Digi stamps that Jodie, the owner and designer, has in her store. I couldn't believe the amount of CUTE, BEAUTIFUL and literally LAUGH OUT LOUD funny stamps that I found there. If you have never been there you really have to go to the store and see for yourself (click here).

The team is having a color challenge this week, the colors are coral, kiwi and banana (or similar). This is what those colors inspired me to make. Color Challenges are not always my best and my daughter wasn't too sure about a "coral" easter bunny, but once I found my similar colors and put it all together she thought it was "pretty nice".....which is a good review from her!! If you go to the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge Blog you can find out about this Challenge and pick up one of the great freebies to participate. You could win some amazing images!!!

I want to thank Rae Anne and Tammy for their help and wisdom this week. I am really looking forward to working with everyone on this Design Team!!!
Hope you have an amazing weekend!!!

card supplies
digital stamp-Bugaboo Stamps
cardstock-Doodlebug & CTMH
coloring medium-Copics & Atyou Spica Markers
embossing-Cuttlebug folder
oval die cuts-Spellbinders
border punch-Martha Stewart
waxy flax-CTMH
sassy strands-CTMH
beads & flowers-CTMH

Friday, March 26, 2010

Freinds with Flair

OH MY!!!! I have had such a busy week that I actually did not realize it was Friday today, have you ever done that?? I have NEVER!!! EVER!!! I am SO SORRY to anyone visiting me for friends with flair. Since the beginning of Unity's Hip Hop Hangover I have never forgotten or mixed up my Fridays.

I hope that what I share with you soon will help a little with my explanation.
Thank you and head over to the Unity blog with the list of people that are on the ball today. Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Day Amelia!!

Hello fellow stamping bloggers!! Today I have a card for the Challenge over at DIE CUTS R US, one of my very favorite online stores, they have a great blog with some great challenges too....just in case you've never been there. This week their challenge is a recipe challenge and here it is.....

1 stamped image
2 die cuts
3 buttons/jewels

I used the Amelia stamp from The Greeting Farms Happy Day set. The sentiment Happy Day is very appropriate for me this week!! I have some wonderful news that I will be able to share with you at the end of the week, YAY!!! So, you'll have to wait just a little bit for it.

Here's how I used the recipe challenge. 1 stamp already mentioned. The large circle and scalloped circle die cuts are Quickutz Cookie Cutter dies. The 2 pink jewels are Kaisercraft and the yellow is from Doodlebug. Ribbon from my craft supply.

Hope you like Amelia, she looks pretty happy don't you think??

supplies not already mentioned
patterned paper-Basic Grey June Bug
color mediums-Copic and AtyouSpica Markers

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Full Of Flair

I am still LOVING this Basic Grey Origins, I just can't get enough!!! Last week I pulled out one of my Unity wood mounted stamps to work with and that really started something. I've been looking at all of them with plans to come. Their large thin wood mounted stamps are actually the entire reason I was drawn to Unity in the first place, along with their unique handles that go along with them. I saw some new wood mounted stamps for sale so if you have never used Unity's you should really try them, they are very different than any other wood mount you will find and you don't have to buy their handles, but they do work better with them. This stamp is Scrappy Flower(I think??...I will check).

I paper pieced the leaves and flower. For the flower I added an extra layer underneath to add a little more dimension and for a little bit of the patterned paper flower look I like so much right now. All papers are Basic Grey Origins except for 2 coordinating pieces of prism cardstock.

If you just happened upon my blog today you should head over to the Unity Blog Here to see a list of all of their participants. One person will have a blinkie on their blog, and if you leave a comment there, you have a chance to win 25 random Unity stamps.

They are saying our nice, nice weather here will be over and we will get cold and maybe some more snow this weekend. I hope you are in a nice and sunny place and have a GREAT weekend. As for me, this is my favorite weekend of the year. The 1st weekend of the big NCAA college basketball tournament. I LOVE to see the under dogs beat the big guys(which has already happened 3 or 4 times yesterday)....except,of course, if it is my team. That's what I'll be doing, so the weather doesn't really matter anyway!!!
See you soon!!

card supplies
paper-Basic Grey Origins
border punch-Fiskars

Thursday, March 18, 2010

BUGABOO Stamps Sketch Challenge

Hello, today I have a card for a sketch challenge from Bugaboo Stamps, a digi stamp company with some GREAT stamps.

If you have never visited their store you should check it out here. I used one of their amazing freebie stamps on my card. Can you believe this amazing stamp was a freebie?? I LOVE IT!! I love the big Easter egg and really had fun coloring it.

I love the sketch too, nice and simple. It highlights the great image. Today we actually have LOTS of wonderful sunshine and I love it but it made some little shadows on my picture from all of the trees we have around.....sorry about that.

Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon with another spring card.

card supplies
Digi Stamp- Bugaboo Stamps
color medium-Copics
border punch-Fiskars
glitter paper, paper frills and bling- Doodlebug

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One of My Nicest Thoughts

Today I have a card for you that I did for two different challenges. The first is the Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge WFWC5 over on The Wild Flower Patch and the second is Card Patterns Weekly Card Sketch. Here is the sketch they provided.

This image is Valentine Lily from The Wild Flower Patch. I really like her ( love that crooked smile!!) and wanted to try her with something other than a Valentine. The sentiment stamp is Unity. For the Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge we were to use the colors red, black and white, I've always loved black and white with a touch of color. Sorry for the bad photo, I finished this at night and wanted to get it posted. Lily is colored with Copics, I covered up some hearts on the bottom of her dress with a black stripe to make it less like a Valentine so then I also made the collar black. The heart she is holding and her socks are colored with moonlight smooch. I used my Atyou Spica glitter markers on her shoes, eyes, eyelashes and barrette.

All of the rest of the supplies are from my Taylored Expressions Feb 2010 Key Ingredients (except the ribbon is from my supply). Here is what I came up with.

THANKS for taking a look at my card, hope you like it and hope to see you soon.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Unity Friday Flair with a Sketch

Hello and Happy Friday!!!
I'm so glad you came to visit today. If you just happened upon my blog you should go to the Unity Blog to see the list of participants for Friends with Flair. One of those blogs has a special blinkie, and if you leave a comment there you could win 25 random Unity stamps.

I have a card to share based on Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge( MTSC64) using a classic, wood mounted Unity tree. I never used to use sketches for my cards but lately I've really liked using them.

I am still loving this Basic Grey Origins paper and thought it would be great with this stamp. I was reading my latest PaperCrafts Magazine yesterday and saw so many cards with buttons that I decided to pull out my stash. I colored one of the clear buttons with a yellow copic marker and left the other 3 clear. Then I stamped the tree on 3 different patterned papers to put behind those buttons.

Hope you like it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Mine will be spent watching lots of March Madness College Basketball....I'm a huge fan and have it on already. I will hopefully sneak some crafting in while I watch.
THANKS for the visit, {HUGZ}

card supplies
patterned paper- Basic Grey Origins
cardstock-coordinating cardstock pack from DIE CUTS R US
clear buttons-Autumn Leaves
colored buttons-craft supply
die tags-spellbinders
border punch-fiskars
color medium-chocolate atyou spica marker(used for outlining)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Sugar Bowl

This week I decided to do a Challenge on The Sugar Bowl Sugar Nellie Challenge Blog for the first time. I saw this image a few months ago and just fell in love with it. So, when I saw their challenge this week I thought it would be perfect for this amazing stamp (DAISY). You can get to their challenge blog by clicking here. Here is the sketch for this challenge and it is to be used along with making a Shabby Chic style project.

So, here is my card....what do you think?? I LOVE making this kind of card and would like to do it every day, but they take me so long!! I am not the fastest cardmaker to begin with so I did this in 2 steps. I colored the image yesterday and put it all together today. The Dp here are the Prima Indeed line (love it!). I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on every part of the card except the stamped image. On the purple areas I used timeless lilac and on the rest I used dazzling diamonds(my 2 favorites). It is very hard to see any glimmer on this very cloudy day here.I also used 2 different things on the edges to soften/distress. Some areas have white pigment ink and for some I used my BV08 Copic marker.

I am so happy you stopped in to see my card with this beautiful image from Sugar Nellie, a Scottish Rubber Stamp Company.....they have a lot of adorable images that are only available here .
Hope to see you again soon!!!

card supplies
Design Paper-Prima Indeed
glitter paper-DCWV
stamp-Sugar Nellie Daisy
2 tag dies-Spellbinders
circle scallop die-Quickutz
border punch-Fiskars
coloring medium-Copic Markers, White Smooch
glimmer mist-Tattered Angels
flowers and flower bling-CTMH
lace trim-craft supply

Monday, March 8, 2010

H{ippity} Hopping Monday

Hello Monday Hoppers,

Today I made a quick spring card with the wonderful {ippity} set Just Wanted To Say.....
I had this Kraft cardstock I wanted to use but it was too dark. So I found my white pigment based ink and used a Unity background stamp and also inked the edges to soften it up a little bit.

Well, I'm not that really happy with how it turned out.....but I think it's OK for a thinking of you card.

If you just happened upon my blog today you should head over to the {ippity} blog to check out the list of h{ippity} hoppers, they have some wonderful inspiration to share with you. Click here to get there.

YAY!!! Today I made the top 3 at DIE CUTS R US with my yellow dress card a couple of posts down. It is one of my very favorite cards ever, so it is REALLY GREAT to have it highlighted!!! If you have never been there you should check it out, They have some GREAT challenges and they carry Unity stamps....I LOVE IT!!! CLICK HERE for the design team blog.

I'm so glad you took the time to visit, hope you have a happy, crafty week!!!

card supplies
all papers- Making Memories Flowers Patch
stamp-{ippity} Just wanted to say...., Unity background stamp
ink-versafine black, CTMH White pigment based
tag die-spellbinders
border punch- Martha Stewart

Friday, March 5, 2010

Unity Stamps and Basic Grey, LOVE this combo!!!

Hello & happy Friday!!
Welcome to another Friday full of Unity and LOTS of FLAIR!!! Unity Stamps are so awesome that I think they bring out the flair or mojo or whatever you would like to call it, in a lot of us. On Fridays we get to share our love for Unity by posting projects using their stamps. I LOVE getting to see what everyone comes up with, how we can all make something completely different out of the same stamps.

If you just happened upon my blog today you might want to go to the Unity Blog here
to see the list of everyone with projects to share. The blog is also looking VERY cute with elements from the March kit of the month. There will be one blog with a hidden blinkie, and if you find it, be sure to leave a could win 25 random Unity stamps!!!

The beautiful sunshine and melting snow the past few days inspired me to use this cute, cute stamp set along with these Basic Grey papers, they all seem to sing "have a happy day" without actually saying it.

I'm SO VERY GLAD you stopped bye today, hope to see you again soon!!!
Have a HAPPY weekend!!!

card supplies
stamp-Unity Stamp Co Could I Be Any Cuter?
all papers and chipboard-Basic Grey Urban Praire
border punch-Martha Stewart
2 tag dies-Spellbinders

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ready for Spring with a yellow dress!

Today I have a card I made for 2 challenges. The first is a Sketch Challenge at Die Cuts R Us and the 2nd is at Crazy 4 Challenges called It's all about Texture!, To create a project using at least 3 different textures.

Here is the sketch created by Lori from the Die Cuts R Us Design Team.

As I was looking through some old stamps I found this set of dresses, I have no idea who they are made by, so if any of you have an idea please let me know so I can give them credit. It is a set of 10 dresses on hangers. I have not used them much before, but now that I am using Copics they are lots of fun to color!!! I flipped the sketch to the side, used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the dress mat and the scalloped pieces, added ribbon and a bow (made with the Bow- easy....LOVE it!!) and then made the flower using this tutorial I found on Lord Have Mercy! Click here to check it out.

THANKS for taking a look at my yellow dress card!! It reminds me of my Senior prom dress, though now that I think of snowed that night, a big snow storm in May!! It's not the only snow I remember in May here in Wisconsin.
See you tomorrow for some Unity Friends With Flair.

card supplies
paper-Basic Grey Origins and Coordinating cardstock from Die Cuts R Us
cutting die-spellbinders scalloped rectangle and flower die used for paper flower
embossing folder-Cuttlebug
border punch- Martha Stewart
coloring medium-Copic Markers
ribbon and brad from craft supply

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Taylored Expressions sketch TESC102 with Key Ingredients

Hello to my cyber space crafting pals, hope you are having a great week. I decided to do another Taylored Expressions sketch challenge today, here is the sketch...

The supplies used for this card are from Taylored Expressions January Key Ingredients, except for the pearls and the digital stamp. The bright sunshine was at the wrong angle when I took this picture because the pearls left shadows however I positioned the card....though I won't complain about the sunshine.

THANKS for visiting!! I hope you like my card!! I loved coloring the cute pixie and think she is perfect for these papers and this sketch. See you soon,

card supplies
stamp-C.C. Designs DIGI Swiss Pixie Heidi Among The Flowers
papers-Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients January 2010(Dp Basic Grey Nook & Pantry)
cutting dies- rectangle ticket and scalloped rectangle from Spellbinders
embossing-Cuttlebug embossing folder
coloring medium- Copic markers