Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rock The Vote!!

So my friend Donna needs your help!! She is a finalist in the Just Rite Stampers contest and she needs your vote!! Go check out her project and show her a little love!! It is super cute, and for her super sweet niece, so it is that much more special!! We Aunties have to stick together!!
Go HERE to vote!!
Thanks for your help!!

Inspired By....

my big box of SU goodies that arrived on my doorstep yesterday!! When I saw Beate's weekend sketch challenge, I automatically thought of my new Inspired By Nature stamp set. Unfortunately, I miscalculated and had to flip the sketch, but I think it still works, don't you?? (Just nod and smile, Kay??!!) Anyway, I used markers to color my image and then used the "huffing" technique to re-moisten what had dried. I stamped it on a piece of white card stock and layered it with Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I added some big silver brads that Jackie sent me, and adhered it to my base. The DP on the base is from the Summer Picnic DSP pack and it is layered with Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip. I added some of my new Chocolate ribbon and some pumpkin gingham(Offray). The sentiment is from the Sweet Serendipity set and it was punched out with my designer label punch. The hardware is from the SU stylized silver hardware. I pierced a border around the edge of the base, and down the main panel by the ribbon and it was done. I have to say, I LOVE this new set...SO PRETTY!!
Well, that is it for me now, thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day(or night)!!!
stamps-Sweet Serendipity and Inspired by Nature
paper- Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, White and Summer Picnic DSP
ink- Chocolate Chip
tools-big silver brads, chocolate ribbon, pumpkin gingham, SU markers, silver hardware

Happy Saturday!!!

Well, hopefully your Saturday has been!! Mine was a tiny bit hectic at work but since then it has gotten better. After I FINALLY got off of work, I went to Wal-mart, one of my least favorite things to do, and since then I have been home trying to get my mojo a flowing. I tried to stamp last night, but I have to say I just wasn't in the mood. I got in trouble for something I forgot to do at work, and it made me upset all night. I am not REALLY in trouble, but I did get a naughty slip and my name will end up on some list that all the post offices in the area will see. Great right? For someone who doesn't handle getting in trouble well, and is seriously afraid of ever being wrong, it hit me sorta hard. Seriously, I am so afraid to be wrong in front of people and get embarrassed that I stopped raising my hand in class at school for fear I would be wrong...and to this day I still can't figure why I care so much about what other people think. Maybe I need a shrink......anyone know a good one?? For now, until I get into therapy, I will stamp to make me feel better, that is, if I am not in a funk and can actually get my mojo a flowin'!!!

Since I was having troubles getting started, I turned to my guru for sketch challenges, Jen del Muro. This is her Sketch For You To Try for this week, and it is fabulous!! I also decided to turn to the SCS inspiration challenge. You should really check out this website, the pictures are just adorable!! Anyway, I used the very first set I ever bought from Verve Stamps, Anniversary Birds...and yep, you guessed it...never ever used it til today...pitiful really. Anyway, I stamped my birds on white cardstock with Timber Brown Stazon. I then stamped one in Riding Hood Red and a piece of Bella Rose DSP. The bird on the right was stamped twice on Bella Rose paper and the body was cut out then just the wing on the other. I added the branches with Chocolate Chip and layered the whole panel with Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip. The edges were sponged with CC ink, pierced, and brads and spiral clips were added because people lets face it.. I LOVE brads and spiral clips. The sentiment was stamped with TB stazon and then cut out with my Nestabilities. The bottom panel and the background are some more pieces of Bella Rose DSP. Did you see my new ribbon from SU..yummy!!! I swear I could spend an entire $500 just on the new DP and ribbon, crazy right!! Don't worry, I am not going too, but trust is SOOO tempting!!

Well, that is it for me for now....I am LOVING reading all the suggestions for my new byline, and I am anxious to see what you all come up with!!! If you want to participate go to this post!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Anniversary Birds
paper- Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Bella Rose DSP
ink- Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red
tools-Cuttlebug, NEstabilities, spiral clip, silver brads, red taffeta ribbon, chocolate stitched ribbon