Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yayyy, I Stamped!!

Since I started taking care of my nephew Jared, my stamping time has seen a DRAMATIC downslide. Unfortunately, by the time he leaves I am pooped and ready for a nap. LOL!! Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have it any other way( by that I mean him being here), but I just need to figure out how I am going to do what I love all day, and STILL be able to do what I love at night.
Since today was a sorta STRESSFUL day, I decided that no matter what, I was stamping. I sat down to do two cards, one for my nephew's birthday and one for the SCS color and sketch challenges. I started by TRYING to combine the two challenges, but that was a no go. I really dislike this color combo(Old Olive, Taken With Teal and Eggplant Envy), so I decided to do it separately. Why do you ask, because I love a challenge, and I miss doing them daily! The other day I was looking at my friend Silke's blog and my DH came in the room. He asked me who had made the card on the screen and I told him who and asked why...and he said, bravely, I knew it wasn't you....!! I asked him why he said that, and he said, your cards have more stuff on them...LOL!!! Who knew he was even paying attention!! So, in an effort to prove him wrong(and to use as little of this color combo), I decided to do a Silke inspired card. My main image was colored with my SU markers and then stamped. The sentiment is from the Verve Stamps set All About You. I pierced a border around it, added some wide grosgrain olive ribbon, and some silver brads, and it was done. Not my usually style, but I love it!!! I APOLOGIZE for the awful picture...just can't get the lighting right tonight!!
This next card was made using the SCS sketch challenge. I stamped my main image from the retired SU set Cowboy Kid. I colored him in with my SU markers and layered him with Real Red and Night of Navy(after distressing some of the edges). The DP is from the SU Prints Pack. I tied some hemp twine around the top and then added the sentiment. It is from the SU set Birthday Banter, and was cut out with my Word Window punch. I added some aged copper brads to it too. The star was stamped, colored and cut out. Since it is for my cousin Brody(he will be 4), I added a B to it with my SU Black marker.

Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Prettie Wednesday-3 embellishments!!

Two weeks ago I challenged the Prettie Girls to make a card using three embellishments, which is normally not a problem for me, but hard for most other people. Truth be told, this is just my rebellion against Charmaines one embellishment challenge from a couple of weeks ago!!LOL!!!
I wanted to use my super cute Falling For You image from Paper Pretties for this challenge. This super cute Sophia is part of our Stamp of the Month Club, and you have until August 31st at midnight to sign up to receive her a MONTH before anyone else can even buy cool is that!! Be sure to tell them I sent you!!!
It is no secret, I love my Sophia stamps, and this on is no exception!! I can remember when I was a nanny, I would rake the leaves into a huge pile and let the little girl I took care of jump in it....of course then her dad would come home and take them all away, but we had fun while it lasted!! Sophia was stamped with Black Stazon on white paper and colored with my SU markers and aqua painter. I then layered her with Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. The paper is from the Fall Flowers SU DSP pack. I used some yummy satin ribbon to separate my layers and added a spiral clip with some chocolate taffeta to it. The chipboard heart is from Making Memories and was also covered with some Fall Flowers DSP. In the center of the heart, I put a gold brad as well as some at the bottom. This card is on its way to Danielle. Hope she likes it!!
Be sure to go around and check out the other Prettie Girls and see what they have done for this challenge!!
This weeks challenger is Danielle, and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!