Monday, June 30, 2008

Comsobella for Anabell(a)

Hopefully Anabelle doesn't check my blog before she gets her card in the mail. lol!

I have had this Bella stamp for about six months. She has been tucked away in my "basket o'things to use" and never managed to make it to the top until recently. I am wishing that I would have gotten her out sooner. When I ordered her I also ordered a couple of bellas for my mom, which I will be commandeering over the July 4th weekend whilst at their BBQ. Sneaky!!


Stamps: Cosmobella (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Palette Noir, Blush Blossom
Paper: Sultry (BAsic Grey), Old Olive, River Rock, White
Accessories: Bling, Dazzling Diamonds, Label, River Rock Stitched Grosgrain, Slot Punch

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My First Blog Contest Win

I am so excited! I decided on a whim this week to go blog hopping. Seriously, I spent waaaay too much time on blogs. I eventually landed on Kittie Caracciolo's blog Kittie Kraft where she was having a contest for the release of her new stamps (Kittie Kits "Cause a Scene") at Rubbernecker Stamps. If you haven't seen Kittie's work you really should take the time to swing on by her blog where there is also a link to her SCS gallery. I posted a comment on her blog and won my first contest on the blogosphere. It took no skill, but I hope some day to win a contest based on my creative skills. We'll see! I have a lot more practicing to do before that happens! Thanks again, Kittie! Now...what to buy at Rubbernecker with my gift certificate!!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father Knows Best

I suppose that is debatable, but at least my father and my son's father are both pretty amazing people. Mitch is a terrific dad and has loved the job from day one. I made his this card and a 6X6 book with pics of he and Liam in the past year, which matches the card using the same color scheme and DP.

Stamps: Father Knows Best (PTI)
Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Palette Noir, Charcoal, Burnt Umber
Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, DP
Accessories: Screw Brads (Spare Parts), Ribbon, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug (Diamonds in the Rough)

Here's a pic of father and son!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Strawberry Blossoms

I started on this card for the CC170 challenge around 9:30 this morning. It only took me seven hours! Impressed? lol! Moms of toddlers know exactly what I am saying. ;) Had to try out my new Nestabilities, teardrops and Tart and Tangy set!

Stamps: Tart and Tangy (SU), Garden of Life (PTI)
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI White, Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron
Accessories: Teardrops (Robin's Nest), Pewter Brads, Flower Punch, Black Gingham, Nestabilities

Monday, June 09, 2008

Inspiration Challenge

I will definitely be checking out the inspiration challenges more this summer! I don't know that I did it justice, but had some terrific ideas for other projects. As a matter of fact, the final card was nothing like what I had started out with in the beginning. I couldn't believe how my interpretation of the challenge morphed as I created.

Stamps: Garden of Life (PTI)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Purely Pomegranate, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI White, Cameo Coral, Soft Sky
Accessories: Teardrops (Robin's Nest), Ribbon, Sakura Stardust Gel Pen, Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls, Swiss Dots

Sunday, June 01, 2008

SCS Challenges

Love'em! The disappointing thing is that I haven't done one in almost a YEAR! Color challenge CC168 and sketch challenge SC178. Honestly, I wasn't much inspired by either one but it could be, too, that I haven't been stamping consistently for several months. I'm pretty rusty.

This is a typical 4.25 X 5.5. The background on the Sage Shadow was stamped using Basic Brown with the Tres Chic BG stamp, then layered onto Chocolate Chip and a Very Vanilla base. Using the Marvy scallop punches, I punched the square out of Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. The vanilla square was stamped with the swirl from Priceless using Basic Brown. The chocolate square is dotted using my fave Sakura Stardust Clear Gel Pen. The butterfly from Priceless was stamped on vanilla in sage shadow, cut and adhered to the vanilla square. I dyed a piece of white grosgrain ribbon using my sage shadow classic spot and wrapped around a piece of chocolate punch with my new threading water punch by Fiskars, again dotted with the clear gel pen. The flowers were cut using a Cuttlebug die with a pearl brad in the center. The three flowers are centered around the word "imagine". Oh, and some DD on the butterfly, too. ;)

Stamps: Tres Chic, Priceless
Ink: Basic Brown, Sage Shadow
Paper: Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sakura Stardust Clear Gel Pen, Scallop Punch, Cuttlebug, Pearl Brads, White Grosgrain, Threading Water Punch, Dazzling Diamonds

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