Monday, February 25, 2008
That means I was back in my stamp room! :)
This first card is really just because I love black and celery together. Then I felt the flowers needed a little bling. This stamp set is a retired SU set that I love. The ribbon is May Arts and I got it from All That Scraps. That little dohickie on the ribbons is from Stampin Up too.
Next we have a baby card. I LOVE this stamp. The rest in the set I could take or leave. It's that So Many Scallops set that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration. Anyhow I really like this baby stamp. In the SAB catalog they have it pieced with what looks like chunky glitter on the moon. I tried doing real glitter on the moon but it didn't make me happy, so I did the Stampin' Up! Irridescent Ice embossing powder. I like this a lot. The patern paper is Stampin' Up! too, it's from the Print Pack pack of paper you can get as a hostess gift. (this card is half free I rekon!) I did the corner punch scallop on the edges, then punched holes in that to make it lacy. I used more of the blue paper on the inside.
I like how when it's closed you can see the blue paper peeking out behind the scallop. Also sense there is a line patern on the blue paper I will find it easier to write a neat note inside.
Friday, February 22, 2008
I did stamp today. I might take photos of that stuff soon. I am just super tired and low energy.
I do really appreciate all the well wishes I've gotten. It means a lot. I did make the follow up mamogram and ultrasound and all that stuff appointment. It's not for a few weeks, apparently it's quite the process and they only do a few of them a day. I guess they don't think I'm going to fall over dead of cancer in a few weeks or they would get me in sooner. I don't really think I have cancer though. I just don't think so. But I'll keep you posted! Then you can all make me cards with those adorable bra stamp sets I see and think "who do you use those for?" haahaa
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
It's all kinds of horrible stuff for me today.
No cards. I refuse to inflict my horrible day on my darling craft.
I do want to tell all you bloggers that you are life savers on days like this. I can zone out for an hour and look at blogs and get inspired and happy. I love you all for it.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The "thanks SO much" stamp is SU, the "Thanks!" stamp is Missy B Designs. I colored the "thanks!" with copic markers.
It's a wonderfully beautiful day, so I gotta run!
Friday, February 15, 2008
... figures! I actually really like these and now I'm out of this paper. I'm also TOTALLY out of brown now, I had these scraps and they even had stuff on their backs.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Anyhow, sorry, back to the card here it is:
I colored with copic markers. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, as it's all seperate stamps. I used a fine point pen to draw in the water l ine under the jumping boy.
It was all warm yesterday when I made this, but it's cold again today.
Oh and I'm all uncomfortable, I have a mamogram today and I can't wear moisturizer or deordorant. It's not that I stink, I'm just sitting here, I just FEEL funny you know? And I'm a moisturizer freak so that's odd too. I feel dry and icky. It's best to be totally demoralized BEFORE they slam your boobie between those vice thingies. I don't know if it's like a vice really, this is my first. Wish me luck! *Oh and I'm only 29, don't start thinking I'm all OLD like, in my 40's or something ok? I'm starting early because of family history and a lump I have, which they think is fine, but i'm NOT old! teeheehee*
ETA: the boobie smashing went fine. I wrote all about it on the Family blog HERE.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Can you see the shimmer on these flowers? *I think you can see it better in the first pic actually* I stamped them on the patern paper with cool caribbean ink, then painted them with a waterbrush and a bit of reinker. Then painted over that with just a smidge of turquoise perfect pearls. Then big fat brads finish them off. The center one is mounted on foam tape.
Oh and in my craft room last night I was SURE that the blue in the patern paper was a cool caribbean type blue, but it looks like it's more of a baby blue. POOP! I mean that's fine, but I didn't use baby blue. I'm gonna act like I don't notice that. Don't tell anyone.
Monday, February 11, 2008
I hope all you bloggers who are at CHA are having a blast! Really. I'm not bitter, I just wish I was there.
Oh and I found this site, Lifetime Moments that has LOTS of pics from CHA. It's all arranged by the booth I rekon. It's a message board I've never been to. Looks pretty cool. the CHA pics are awesome.
Ok, back to me moping around all jealous!
*not really moping, really looking for every photo I can find*
Sunday, February 10, 2008
The stamps on the title are by Green Grass Rubber Stamps
These papers are SEI. The little tag pulls out so you can read the journaling.
All this paper is from a pack I got in the Target Dollar Spot. :) Love making cool stuff out of cheap paper.
Lots of glitter on the letters.
More glitter here on the tab and "hinges" I made with SU punches. I alos really like that little turn thingie. *oh and yes, that's me in all my bathing suit beached whale glory*
The little turn thing actually turns and then it opens up to show the journaling. I have stinky handwriting but I resolved to handwrite my journaling lately because then it gets done instead of me thinking, "I'll go back and do that" and then it never gets done. I bought a notebook paper backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms to help me. :) I also ordered, but don't have yet, the dotted lines jumbo wheel from SU to help me with journaling. :)
Friday, February 08, 2008
I made this box from a sheet of cardstock. I used the Scor Pal. Then I decorated it with Gina K "Just so Hippy" stamps. I LOVE these stamps.
Here is the giraffe card
Here is the hippo one.
After I designed it and all I wondered if it would have been more cute to have the flap come on the outside then use a bit of my sticky velcro stuff to hold the flap shut. But I had already done the giraffe and her neck is so long ya know? I will think about that for the next box I do though.
I got the idea for the scorpal box from the No Time To Stamp blog at THIS POST. I changed it up a bit, made it taller, gave it a flap, but that adorable post Sharon made is what made me think I needed to make a box. :)
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
the sub upside down without the parascope looks like a blimp! :)
The feather actually is from justjohanna too! It was tied on an order I got a while back. I colored the pink with those souffle pens.
This box had chocolates in it. My MIL had them and gave me the box. I'm going to put new chocolates in it and give it back.
Here are some fun projects with the new justjohanna stamps I got today! :)
And this is what's inside. The submarine is upside down, sorry about that.
This huge wonking thing is for Brian. He has his own online community and message board and they are always RAKing each other. They collect McFarlain sports action figures. And other sports crap. Anyhow I'm sure this huge box has a football helmet or some huge action figure or something like that. I LOVE it when Brian gets a package on the same day as me. Makes me feel lots better about my package!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
The cake is green, I used margerita jello for flavor, but it doesn't have much taste really. Then the icing is strawberry. Please note the super cute cupcake paper I used. That was the inspiration to do frogs on top.
This color scheme came from this old Idea Sheet thingie my Stampin' Up! demo gave me. You know what I'm talking about? Those sheets that show a bunche of cards with a stamp set. This was an alternate color combo: chocolate chip, barely banana, mint melody and cameo coral.
The polkadot is a backgrounder stamp by Cornish Heritage farms. (and my new favoritest stamp) the girl with the doggie and the "Happy Birthday: by Eat Cake Graphics. I colored with my copics. The brown ribbon is from Ribbons and Bows Oh My.
I want a puppy.
Monday, February 04, 2008
I was talking about this on my Stamp Shack board, and Mary mentioned she had a kit with some skulls in it she didn't plan to use them. Now the skulls are cute. They are the only cute thing in there. (Sorry Tim, you are an artist, but not for me) She said she would send them to me! :)
course I made a card within one hour of them arriving here.
so cute stamps! I never see before and thank you for link!!!Katey
Katey I have to run right now for a play date, but when I get back I'll look on your blog to see if I can find your email address, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get your address and send your new stamps right out.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
That's all I'm saying.
Well we all know I have more to say than that. But click the link and look at the yummy stamps that could be yours!
I already ordered mine. I have bunches of justjohanna stamps but none of these! I love cupcakes! They are cute and easy and yummy all at the same time.
When I get mine I'll make a boatload of cards for ya!
Go buy the Special Deal, you know you want it.
Oh I almost forgot the little bird is designed by my friend Kim! So the set is just super extra special.
Saturday, February 02, 2008
I keep forgetting to tell you this. Apparently you made some cards for Sue. *my aunt* And at least one had googly eyes. Which she loves. So she mails it to Ricky out in Colorado. *my uncle* And it takes two weeks. The mailman brings it to him - opened, bent.... and wrapped in clear post office plastic.
Turns out they had to confiscate it and examine it. Homeland Security don't you know.
Who'd a thought googly eyes could be so SUSPICIOUS!!!!
Friday, February 01, 2008
What will you win?
And these stamps which you can use to make the card:
These are unmounted red rubber stamps by Eat Cake Graphics. I just use some double stick tape on my acrylic block with them, or you can use EZ Mount, or put them on wood blocks if that's the way you like it. :)
Now what do you have to do to win the stamps? You have to go to www.eatcakegraphics.com and pick your favorite stamp. Then tell me here on my blog what your favorite is. *This girl might be my favorite, although it's hard I love them all* That's all. And if you have not been to Eat Cake Graphics you should for sure check it out. All the stamps have a fun illustration quality to them. They are darling. Oh and you don't have to give the item number or anything, you can totally say, "The one with the girl and the dog and the ice cream cone." I don't mind!
I will draw for this prize Monday morning. I don't know what time... I tend to sleep till like 9am, then I get on the internet, check all the blogs in my feed and chat up my Bow Chicka Bow Wow girls, so sometime during all that.
Then I decided to make a card from scraps:
Is this bunny the most adorable thing ever? Look at the head tilt! When I worked at the Animal Shelter and we got an animal in with one stick up ear and one down ear we'd lable that animal's ears "half erect". I found out lately that when it's a bunny it's "Helicopter". That brings to mind images of dropping bunnies to see if they twirl, but whatever.
I colored the bunny with my copic markers. This awesome DP is from my scrap bin. I used my new polkadot backgrounder a bunch. Oh and see that huge brown circle thingie? It's a super huge brad. It's EITHER Making Memories or Joanne's Craft Essentials. I can't remember.
This layout is for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challange this week. It's is a super cute sketch if you ask me!