Friday, August 22, 2008

I Have Been Keeping a Secret....

So, I have been keeping a little secret from all of my loyal blog readers. If you have been paying attention lately, I have been promoting a friend of mine(Jessica)'s new stamp company, There She Goes. Wanna know why? She has invited me to be a part of her design team!! How awesome is that!! Be sure to check out the announcement on Jessica's Blog and see the SUPER talented group of ladies that I will have the pleasure of working with. I really am over the top excited.
Now, my card!! This card was made for today's Limited Supplies Challenge. The challenge was to take out some of your old dusty sets and paper and use them on a card. I used my only inked once Celebrate in Style set from SU that I just HAD to have. I have had it for over two years and have never inked a single stamp in it but the giraffe. Sad right??!! The image was stamped with Black Stazon, and although she asked that we use a long forgotten method of coloring, I just couldn't do it....what can I say, I love my markers!! As part of the challenge we were to use colors that we rarely ever use, so I picked Apricot Appeal(only used if in a color challenge, but I don't know why, I kind of love it), Garden Green(can't even remember that last time THAT color got busted out) and Brocade Blue(another never use, but don't know why cause it is pretty). The DSP is also some retired SU paper that I am hoarding called Sarah. The colors were perfect, so I cut into my last sheet of this paper but as you can see, could not bring myself to use more than a small strip. I added some white mini brads to each end of it then attached it to the base, which was my three colors and a piece of GP white that had been run through the Cuttlebug with my spots and dots folder. The sentiment is also from the Celebrate in Style set and I punched it out and layered it with AA and BB. Some piercing around the whole card, and to accent the image, and my card was finished.
Well, that is it for me now...Jared is cooperating right now, but I can see the look on his face that tells me that it won't last long, LOL!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Celebrating MFT

So, on the 20th of every month, My Favorite Things has Celebrating MFT Day. They figure by this point, we have our new stamps from the release and we are ready to play with them....they would be right, LOL!! Now, I know, today is not the 20th, but by the time I got my fairy card done last night, I was to tired to stamp, so I did it tonight...that is of course after my DH and I spent an hour driving around in the country looking for deer...yes...that is totally(not) as fun(boring) as it sounds!!hehe!! I decided to use my new Monster Squad set from MFT for my celebration card. Being the clever girl that I can sometimes be, although I have been in a bit of an unclever funk here lately, I decided to combine my celebration card with Cindy Haffner's MFT sketch. Cindy posts the most awesome sketches on Sunday's and I always try, note the word TRY, to participate. I stamped my main image with Black Stazon on GP white and colored it in with my SU markers. I did use my aqua painter, but only a little to lift some color. I then added some silver brads to the four corners after layering it with Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, and Orchid Opulence. I added some spiral clips with some fun ribbon as well as a big black organdy bow with some black gingham tied around it. The paper is from K&Co.'s Halloween stack...AWESOME stuff!! The sentiment was stamped on GP white and cut out with my scalloped oval nesties. I am super excited about this card, not only because I got to use my new set, but because I am one card close to having my Halloween cards ready...woohoo!! Well, I better get to bed...if Jared is anything like what he was today, I am TOTALLY gonna need the rest!!

Don't forget- tomorrow is the last day to pre-order sets from There She Goes!! Be sure to check out these GORGEOUS sets and discounted prices!!