Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Can You Tell I'm Having Fun???!!!

I am having so much fun stamping today!!! I am trying to get as many of the challenges that I love to do, done, before it starts to storm here. From what the weather channel says, it may get a little scary here!! I have my fingers crossed that it totally misses me!! My husband is out of town till Saturday, so I am here alone with Sophie, scary!!
This card was made for Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Contest!! I love her sketches, they are always so fun!! I also wanted to participate in Kim Reid's Celebration, and her third challenge is to make a card using springy colors!! I think this totally qualifies!! I was going through my Valentines cards and I have decided that I need more, so pretty much everything that I make is going to be a V-day card of some sort!! I think this is pretty self explanatory, so I am just going to post it, but if you need to know anything, just ask and I will be glad to let you know how I did it. By the way, the image was colored with SU markers, and I kept going over it until the lines were gone and the color was as rich as I wanted it to be. I also had to add the little butt tattoo!! I keep seeing people do this, and I think it is adorable!!! The glitter on the white panel is just the heart from the Just So Hippy set with two way glue and prisma glitter. Thanks for looking and have a great and safe day!!
stamps-Just So Hippy
paper- DCWV glitter stack, Regal Rose, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
ink-Lavender Lace, Regal Rose, Stazon Black
tools-SU markers, rose and lavender ribbon, glitter, slit punch

Beate's Weekend Sketch, with a twist!!

I am in heaven today!! I am going to stamp all day, if it kills me!!! I have so many challenges that I want to catch up on, and I am determined to get them all done!! Wishful thinking, I know, but I am going to try. This card is a twofer.(two for the price of one!!) It is for Beates weekend sketch challenge and also for Melanie Muenchinger's Just So Hippy challenge. I love this set she designed!!! I started with a black base that measures 9x4. I then used Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and then some of the yummy Berry Bliss paper from SU. I then punched out a 1/2"and 1/4" circles and put a white brad through them. They are up on pop dots. I then matted a smaller piece of Rose Red with some of the Rose Red DSP. I punched my scallops out of Pretty in Pink, then 13/8 circle in black and 1 1/4" in white. I had already stamped the giraffes and colored them before I punched them out. I don't know why, but I can hardly use the scallop punch without either wanting to punch holes in it, or draw on it with my gel pen!! I punched the sentiment out with my word window punch, but it was too long, so I did it seperately, and I attached it with a black brad. The ribbon I used is from the retired Flirty Ribbon Originals. Well, I guess that is all for this one!! I will be back when the next card is done!!!

stamps-Gina K. Just So Hippy
paper- Berry Bliss DSP, Rose Red DSP, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Basic Black
ink- Stazon Black
tools- SU markers, Scallop-1 3/8-1 1/4-1/2-1/4 circle punches, Word window Punch, white brads, black brad

My First Valentines RAK!!

I got the prettiest Valentine in the mail yesterday from my SCS friend Anne,aka jdmommy!!! Isn't it the cutest!!!Thanks to you Anne, for the card, and the gentle reminder that I need to get my cards done!!! Don't forget, I am trying to put together an RAK club!!! So far I have 6 people interested, including myself. I will officially start the club on Monday of next week, so you still have time. You do not have to have a blog to participate either, you just have to want to give and recieve!!! Plus, think of the great friendships you can make!!

I'm Back!!!!!

I am so sorry to have been absent for the last few days. I figure the next two weeks won't be any better though!!! I am still trying to help my mom move, and we were supposed to pack today, but a flash flood has blocked her road out from her new home, so she is stuck there. She made the wise decision to go ahead and work on unpacking, rather than try to swim back to Illinois, LOL!!! So, with all that said, I got the day off to stamp!!! I was going to try to go to her house and pack, but she has decided that maybe she doesn't need everything she thought she did(wink wink), so I don't really know what to pack. So instead, I am stamping!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The first card I made today is for the color challenge over on SCS. I need more valentines, but this color combo called out birthday to me. I guess you could also use it for someone who just had a baby boy. This card was made using the SU set Celebrate Everything. I loved the Happy Everything set, and this reminded me of it, so I had to have it!! I think this card is pretty self explanatory, so I won't bore you with the details, but if you do have questions, feel free to email me or leave a comment. I love hearing from all of you!!
stamps-Celebrate Everything
paper-Ballet Blue, Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
inks- Real Red
tools- paper piercer and matt pack, red brads, red gingham, red glitter pen