Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I should have went to bed, but I decided to do today's sketch first..ya, that was my first mistake. Then I got ink on the bottom of my card, so I had to alter the sketch by adding some ribbon. THEN I stamped my sentiment and it was a tad crooked, so then I had to punch out the sentiment and place it over my booo booo....are you getting where this is going. Yep, this card is full of mistakes(we don't even want to TALK about the brads), but I still {heart} it. I used my Sweet Stems set and paired it with my Raspberry Tart DSP. The images were colored with my SU markers, punched with my square punches from SU, and then popped up. The sentiment is from the SU Really Retro set and all the embellishments came from SU. Ya, now I am TOTALLY going to bed....

A BIG Announcement!!

Back in September of last year, I got asked to be a part of Jessica Knutsen's very first design team for her SUPAH CUTE new stamp line, There She Goes. Due to getting asked to be on the Dirty Dozen for SCS and My Favorite Things...so I had to quit. But guess what??!! Being the SUPER SWEET and AWESOME person that she is, she has allowed me to come back as a Trendsetter(that's what her DT is called ya know)!!! YAYYY!! My last month of the Dirty Dozen is this month, but I was SO anxious to get started, I went ahead and signed back up this month!! I am SUPER excited about the rest of the team too, I will list them all later. Seriously though, TONS of talent!! Starting Wednesday we will start giving peeks at the new sets being released on the 1st, so stay tuned for that, you won't want to miss them!!

This month's TSG challenge is to BLING IT OUT! So bring out your rhinestones, glitter, sparkle pens, stickles and everything else that you can use to bling out your card. Use TSG stamps and you will be entered to win a free NEW RELEASE stamp set! You have until Saturday 12:00 AM Est. to get those challenge projects in! Please use the keyword TSG04 and be sure to go to Jessica's blog and put your link in her Mr. Linky thingie!!hehe

Over the weekend, the current DT members asked all their blog readers to tell them what questions they would ask if they could ask a DT member anything. Here are the top 10 questions along with my answers......enjoy(which is the theme of my card...clever aren't I, LOL)

1. What do you typically start a project with? What's picked first: stamps, embellishments, DP, colors.....?
Normally for me, I start with the stamps and then paper, the rest works itself out from there!!

2. Do you give away your cards, sell them, send them or hoard them? Or all of the above?? I have recently sold a few, but that is DEFINITELY not the normal. I have quite a few here that REALLY need to be mailed out..but normally I send them all out or give them to family…I like to share the love!!

3. If you could design your own stamp or stamp set, what would it be?
Yikes, well in that area, I am pretty much a loss, but if I had the skills to do that, it would be a dog set that would include a Miniature Pekingese. That is what my dog Sophie is and she is just SO CUTE!! IMHO.

4. Where do you get your inspiration?
What usually gets me going is a good sketch or color challenge.

5. How do you balance your stamping time with your personal time/work/kids/etc.?
Ya, if you figure that out, let me know because right now I am a total loser at that,LOL!!

6. What is your favorite embellishment?
Asking me to pick ONE favorite embellishment would be like asking me to pick which one of my nieces or nephews is my favorite….impossible decision so it is never gonna happen!!

7. What is something that not a lot of people know about you?
If I told you, I would have to kill you….

8. On average how long does it take to create one of these fabulous cards we see each week??
An hour is about the average, sometimes more, RARELY less…..

9. What is your favorite coloring medium?
At the moment, I am enjoying my copics, but up until a month or two ago, I would have DEFINITELY said my SU markers. I am still more comfortable with those, but I love the variety of colors that you can get with the Copics.

10. What time of day do you prefer to do your creating?
I am DEFINITELY a night time stamper…which can be a problem because I tend to stay up WAY to late!!

Well, there you have it...more than you really wanted to know right!! Anywho, here is a quick card that I made using the Let's Get Together set....LOVE it!! I paired it with my Good Morning Sunshine DSP from SU, as well as Pacific Point and Chocolate Chip. I used the Mojo Monday sketch for my card too. All the accessories are from SU, except the spiral clips. I colored the cup with Copics and then paper pieced the band. Well, that is it for me now...check out the rest of the team's blogs to see how they answered the questions...you know you want to!!
Angela http://aninkandasmile.blogspot.com/
Becky http://www.lakeshorestamper.com/
Bev http://bevithia.blogspot.com/
Christi http://cici510.blogspot.com/
Denise http://thepaperlandscaper.blogspot.com/
Faith http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com/
Holly http://toyzhaven.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Jessica (owner) http://jessica-thereshegoes.blogspot.com/
Jessie http://canyousayaddictedtostamps.blogspot.com/
Joanne http://inkyoceangazer.blogspot.com/
Jodi http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/ <---yep, that's my girl!! Julie http://stampsandtaxes.blogspot.com/
Maki http://makinkstudio.blogspot.com/
Silke http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/
Stephanie http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/
Wendy http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/

Retro WOOOW!!

Okay, so when I saw the CRAZY color challenge that Emily(with the help of Jenn Balcer) came up with, I was skeeerrrred. It is so BRIGHT and SCREAMS 70's kitchen to me...total Tupperware colors, am I wrong?? I know I am a TAD young to REALLY remember, but I remember the Tupperware!!LOL!! Anywho, when I saw the combo, I automatically thought of my new Good Friend set. I stamped the bird three times with Summer Sun and cut two of them out. One I just glued on, the other I popped up. I added the beak and legs with Pumpkin Pie. I layered it with those two colors and Kiwi Kiss....yeaoooooW!! Since it felt retro, I used a sentiment from my new Really Retro sentiment set from SU. I paired it with some Good Morning Sunshine DP and Kiwi and Pumpkin ribbons. The buttons are from SU and are Summer Sun....finally, I know why I bought them!! Welp, better go, the boy is getting restless and I didn't get to see him very much yesterday so I have missed him!! See you around!!

Oh, and by the way.....this card IS SUO!!!!WAHOOO!! Go me...I refrained from the normal spiral clips and embossing that throw me off...yayy me!!