Monday, May 12, 2008

Trust Me, She's Worth It!!

I really do try NOT to do three posts in one day, but if I don't post this soon, I will completely forget again, and she is too good to forget!! Have you been to the Great Swaps Girls blog yet, if not, you totally should!! We host a challenge and a featured swapper each week that we invite ANYONE to play along in , and will occasionally post pictures from our group swaps that we do! This past weeks featured swapper was Denise Hinton, aka geekgirl415, she is a SUPER talented stamper, and creates some of the most gorgeous blog banners I have ever seen. Right now, I have put a bug in her ear that I NEED one, and I am just waiting for her reply(hint, hint). I love her clean style and appealing layouts as well as her amazing use of color. While looking for DP for another project, I stumbled upon this gorgeous piece from the DCWV All Dressed Up stack. When I saw this card by Denise, I knew it would be the perfect card to showcase this yummy pattern. The only stamping on this is the sentiment at the bottom and it is from the Papertrey Ink Birthday Basics set. It is one of the best birthday sets I have ever owned with tons of sentiments and different style of happy birthday stamps. Other than that, this card is pretty straight forward!! Thanks for stopping by yet again, and I hope you have a fabulous day!!
stamps-Papertrey Ink- Birthday Basics
paper- Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White and DCWV All Dressed Up
ink-White Stazon
tools-Martha Stewart edge punch, black prima, white Heidi Grace glitter flower, and pink Imaginese glitter flower, white brad by American Crafts

MOJO Monday

It has been forever since I participated in a Mojo Monday sketch. I always love the sketches, but forget to play. Honestly though, with the number of challenges that are out there, it is hard to remember them all! I needed a birthday card(about a week ago, but who's counting) so I decided to use Julee's challenge as well as the technique lover's challenge which was to first emboss an image and then watercolor it in. I chose to use the rhinoceros from the SU set Zoofari. I embossed it with black ep and then colored it in with my SU markers. I then sponged around the edges to create the sky and grass. I love Pretty in Pink and Wasabi together and quite frankly, I am going to be super sad to see it go. I have a plan this year though, every order I place from now until the end of the current SU catalog will have a package of each of the in colors included. Some of the people that went on the cruise for SU have posted the new colors and I have to be honest when I say that I hope they are better in person because if they are taking away my Wasabi, they better have a FANTASTIC alternative or I just don't see how it could be worth it. Am I alone here?? Anyway, the rest of the card is pretty easy to figure out-lots of ribbon, lots of brads, some punched flowers and piercing and Viola', it's a card!! I am still feeling crappy, but I have so much to do that every time I lay down my mind starts racing. I have a meeting in 45minutes and then I plan on resting(ya right). Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!
stamps-Zoofari, Birthday Banter
paper-Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Pretty in Pink DSP
ink-Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, and Versamark
tools-silver brads, flower punch, wasabi ribbon, white taffeta, pink gingham, SU markers, black ep, sponge, paper piercer, white gel pen

MFT Monday Sketch

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are having a wonderful Monday!! Everything for me was fine til about an hour ago, and now I am not so sure I am gonna make it through today without getting sick. Man my head hurts!! I just got a couple of cards finished, and before I head off to bed, I wanted to share it with you. This card was made using the MFT Monday sketch posted on the My Favorite Things member forum on SCS. Cindy Haffner is so super talented and is always coming up with awesome sketches for us all to play with(plus her samples make you drool they are so amazing!!)! My card was made using the newly released Friend's Furever set by MFT. If you haven't got it yet, you should, it is too cute!! When I first saw this set, I thought to myself, I wish this was a girl because I have so many nieces, but then I saw where some of the design team members had simply added a pony tail to the boy and made their own girl-GENIUS!! My DP is from the Nana's Nursery Baby Boy stack and has some of the yummiest paper ever!! This is pretty basic, but the boy was colored with my SU markers and I sponged in the sky and the ground. The hardware is from my SU stylized silver hardware(gosh I hope they put that in the new catalog, and some black, we NEED BLACK!!). I am gonna go lay down for a few minutes and see if I can get the room to quit spinning, wish me luck!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Friends Furever
ink-Black stazon, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
paper-DCWV Nana's Nursery, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla
tools-SU markers, stylized hardware, silver brads, wasabi ribbon, aquapainter, sponge