Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Fixafella

Sorry, its been so long since my last post, but I'm finding as things get more hectic as work that I don't have as much time to post. Please forgive me. This card is for yesterday's Color Challenge and today's Sketch Challeng on SCS. This is a Kick Stand card which means that the front is a little shorter than the back and you place the main image so that it hangs off the front panel and is even with the back panel. I used Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana and Whisper White cardstock. The Fixabella image is one that I received in an image PIF on SCS and I colored him using watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I place the image on a piece of Wild Wasabi that had been stamped with the Canvas background in the same color. Then I mounted it on a piece of Barely Banana with Stampin' Deminsionals and tied a piece of Blue Bayou DS Ribbon between the Wild Wasabi and Barely Banana Layer. I then mounted the image on Blue Bayou that had been stamped with the Sanded background in Blue Bayou. I decided to use this as a birthday card for my brother so I added the HB using the Short Order Alphabet in Blue Bayou and framed it with hodgepodge hardware. I also added a couple of stickers from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin Kit, the small round green sticker on the front panel and a stiped green sticker on the inside but low enough that it shows when the card is shut.

Thanks for stopping by and looking and I hope to add more cards soon. Have a great night!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Gift Card Holder

For Christmas I gave my SIL a Stampin' UP! gift certificate, but needed a way to wrap it for her. I got this tin at Hobby Lobby (they sell them for their gift cards) and needed to alter it so that the Hobby Lobby logo didn't show. I used the soon to retire Winter Bright Simply Scrappin Kit and some Real Red Ribbon. No Stamping!! Easy Peasy!

I would love for you all to leave me a comment and let me know what great stamping stuff you got for Christmas! I got a 12x12 paper rack, some photo albums and a Hobby Lobby gift certificate. Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I'm Baaaack!

Hi! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted, but in addition to getting ready for the holidays, my husband and I were involved in a custody battle for my step-daughter. I'm excited to announce that we got full-custody of her. So everything has been a huge whirlwind this month, but it looks like things may be calming down some now. I have a card to share with you. This one is my submission for today's sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamps: Like it a Latte & Pick a Petal
Paper: Whisper White CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Urban Window
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Craft
Accessories: Build-a-Brad, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals

I tried stamping on the ribbon, but it was really hard to read so I re-stamped it on a piece of So Saffron CS and added it over the original stamp. Also, I used my new coluzzle for the circles, I don't know how I ever lived without it!

I have a card for yesterday's color challenge on SCS but I'll save it for tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

I Like It a Latte

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! We've had family visiting from Ohio so I haven't had much time for stamping so I'm going to share some projects that I completed a while ago. These are a set I created for a friend. On the card I used I Like it a Latte. On the hot chocolate I tried the scratch and sniff technique with cocoa powder, but the smell doesn't work too great. On the foam I used white flocking and I love the way it turned out. I used sanded for the background and sponged real red on the edges. For the candle I used a toffee scented candle that I picked up at the Dollar Tree and used I Like it a Latte on it also. Thank you for looking and I hope to more for you after my company leaves.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sparkly Flaky Friends

Wow! I never realized how hard it is to come up with a name for each post. As you can tell, I'm not very good at it. But I appreciate you taking a chance and reading the post anyway. lol

This card is going to be used for an upcoming class on heat embossing with a group that is fairly new to stamping, so I wanted to keep it kind of simple. I stamped Flaky Friends in Chocolate Chip on my Very Vanilla card base and then colored it in using chalks and a blender pen. I then used my Versamark pen on a few of the colored items and heat embossed it using Iridescent Ice. I used the Cerise DSP for the bottom half of the card and a strip of the reverse side for the faux ribbon strip. I used the corner rounder and then sponged the edges all the way around in red. For the sentiment I stamped it in Chocolate Chip and punched it out using the small tag punch, sponged the edges in Real Red and then used the Versamark pen and Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Then I layered it on Real Red punched out with the Large Tag Punch.

On another note, I have recently seen some beautiful cards using the SU! retired set Heavenly Peace and now I'm on a mission to obtain it. If you have it and would be willing to sell or trade, contact me at my email

Have a great day! Thanks for Stopping By!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Way to Go!

Here is the long promised card using my new Gina K stamp set "Way To Go". I love this set! I created this bathroom scene using a piece of Jitterbug paper from Cosmo Cricket. I cut it to the size of my card base then cut it in half and used the pattern side for the wallpaper and used the plain side for the floor. I used a piece of Very Vanilla for the baseboard and for the card base. I created the floor using the wood technique found in the Technique Junkie Newsletter I stamped the toilet and toilett paper image on Very Vanilla with Chocolate Chip ink and cut them both out. the toilet is adhered using stampin' dimensionals and the rug was a scrap of VV cut into an oval and then I used brown flocking on it. The toilet paper has white flocking on it and I colored the handles of it with my chalks and blender pen. The sentiment is stamped on VV and then layered on the Jitterbug paper (the same used on the floor) and then on Chocolate Chip. It's suppose to look like a picture hanging in the bathroom, but I don't know if it really comes across as that, also, the toilet paper looks like it's floating, if you have an ideas on making it look attached to the wall, I would love to hear them. Thanks for looking, I really enjoy all the comments that everyone is so kind to leave.

I mentioned the Technique Junkie Newsletter earlier in the post, I got the wood floor technique from the website, but I have yet to subscribe, though I am thinking about it. If you are a subscriber, I would like to know what you think about it and if you are a SU demo, has it helped you become a better stamper? Thanks for your input.

Have a great evening! TFL

Sorry It's been so Long!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but with the holiday's I just haven't had the time. I did plan on posting my card made with my Gina K stamps today. I brought my camera to download the picture and post, but when I got to work I realized I forgot my port for my camera, so I'll post this evening after I get home. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!