Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I snuck in a little stamp time this morning...this is from SU's Polka dot & Petals stamp set. I paired it with Crate "Wheel Barrow" paper, and added a little glitter to make the flowers pop.
Friday, April 27, 2007
I'm a sucker for anything striped or polka-dotted. It just seems that those patterns are so easy for me to work with! On this card I used Crate "Striper" paper, from the Seaweed Collection, combined with a polka dot from another paper company. (It was a scrap of paper from my scrap bin.)
The stamp set is "Sassy Stems" by Stampin Up. I have a tip for the bloggers or people sending cards in for publication: when you cut your patterned paper up, don't cut the company logo strip off the paper that shows the pattern name... start cutting from the other end. This way you'll be able to refer back to the paper and know who made it.(I believe I got that tip off the Papercrafts website or another
person's blog!) Anyway, it works really well. Well, MOST of
the time. Except for that little scrap of polka dot paper that
I don't know the name of. Happy Friday!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This is my motto for today. Because yesterday, in my great excitement to start yardwork, I chopped the hell out of the honeysuckle tree out front. Which was fine, until we loaded up 2 cars full of branches and discovered that the brush dump site was closed until Wednesday.
So I've been driving around with a car-load of freshly budded, GREEN tree branches. The people I passed on the highway today must have thought I was a little "bonzai", driving to work all dressed up with branches sticking out of the doors of my car and my windows rolled down so I don't absorb the fresh "spring" smell of rotting leaves.
Anyway, the card above was a quickie one tonite; I love this sweet bird image! Some day I'm going to attempt to try collage like Vicki Chrisman does. Check out the eye candy on her blog! Amazing! The bird stamp is from Clearartstamps - "Birdnotes", and the fab harlequin paper is from the Crafty Secret's "Radiant" paper pad. The paper is double-sided, so on the opposite side of the harlequin is the black polka dots.
Monday, April 23, 2007
to be salvaged from the brink of destruction? This is one of those cards.
It was 2 seconds away from getting tossed in the CIRCULAR FILE.
I was having a bad SMEAR night...I've been using Stampin Up Ultrasmooth white cardstock, which I love. But I'm short on patience and rarely leave enough drying time. I markered in the sweet (GRRRR) little red flowers, and then proceded to smear the marker all over the edge of my image. Which resulted in me having to cut around all the edges of the image to salvage it.
This is an example of paper piecing; stamping your apron image once on the white cardstock, then again on the red gingham cardstock. Cut out the apron center and adhere to the card, to get the fabric-look.
The stamp images and the red gingham (Earthy Paper Pad)are all from from Crafty Secrets/Clearartstamps. The apron stamp is from the "Kitchen Classics" set, and the sentiment is from the "Card Sentiments" set. I re-arranged the sentiment; the real sentiment is " I couldn't forget, whatever I'd do, to remember this day that belongs to you. I just inked up some of the words to come up with my own saying...ahh the beauty of clear acrylics! Lining them up is a breeze because you can see where you're placing the words!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Mum's day is coming up in May....have you shopped for her yet? Me either. Sorry Mom. But I did make this gift card holder from a Bazzill library pocket. So I have a head start anyway!
These holders are SO easy to make. All I did was use a pre-made pink Bazzill library pocket, and added crackled faux-wood paper from the Crafty Secrets "Radiant" paper pad. I added ribbon and a darker pink cardstock, and then used the seed packet image from the "Seasonal" booklet from Crafty Secrets. "Mom" is stamped with the "Artsy Alphabet" from Clearartstamps.
I also added some pink sparkle glitter to the edge of the image, to make it shimmer (the photo isn't great, but it's there!)
The gift card holder inside is just a piece of yellow cardstock. I used the Stampin Up slit punch to punch slits for the gift card part. May Arts ribbon is from Starlitstudio's store.
Just make sure to mount the seed packet image higher up on the front of the pocket, so that it hides the ugly gift card inside!
Oh and one more thing! The white flowers are colored in with a Sakura gelly roll clear glitter pen.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Back to the Kewpies, as a request from Claudia from Germany!
I found a great source for the Crafty Secrets clear stamps: Anna Wight carries all of them in her ebay store. Here is the link if you're interested! Anna's store!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Dang and I had it all ready to go, just no photo uploaded! My timing is baaaaad!
Ok, so lets play tag then tonite. MISS THANG PARIS O'TREMBA tagged my sorry butt tonite!
She posted me on her blog as 'it'! http://inkyart.blogspot.com/ So this means I must pick 5 bloggers and tag them tonite, so you can go check out their stuff!
Here's my picks, I tried to avoid those that have already been tagged!
1. Chelemom - She's a sweetie-pie and has some great baby cards on her blog right now!
2. Bethany Paul - She's left some very sweet comments in my SCS gallery. She's got some
faboo creations! http://bethanypaull.blogspot.com/
3. Mishie Wooderson. Nuff Said. Holy moly, girl can stamp!
4. Jenn Balcer - always GASP worthy creations!
5. Valerie Stangle~ THE LEGEND
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
This paper is by K & Co & is called "K Bailey Pink & Blue Paisley. It's really hard to see in my photos but it has a gorgeous light blue background to it! I dug out my old "Touch of Nature" stamp set.... since the paper has so many earth tones to it, it seemed to be the right fit!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
It was a fun event; they served melon cosmopolitans and there was shopping galore. Mostly hip, funky fashions and jewelry by local New York artists.
One booth had necklaces made from chandelier crystals! And of course there were the famous NY purses, but without the knock-off labels. If you want a peek, here's the link:
More importantly, the treat stamp is by Stampendous from Eclectic Paperie...go check out all the new dessert stamps they have! I know I'll be getting that bundt cake! http://www.eclecticpaperie.com/swdebviit.html The floral paper is SEI.
Have a sweet night, everyone!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
The boxes are from dollar tree in the wedding section. I used the SU set "Polka dot posies" to stamp flowers all over them with Caribbean blue & certainly celery ink. The ghetto chipboard is from Outback Steakhouse (coasters stolen from my hood). I used the Sizzix "Large Daisys" die http://www.sizzix.com/shop.cfm?function=detail&ProductItemNumber=654631 for the cutout flower.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
MERCY. I have to show you guys my new bed. It got delivered
yesterday and I had palpitations when they put it up on the bed
frame. Apparently I should have ordered the "low profile" box springs, because my bed is now exactly THREE, count 'em, THREE feet high. (Did I mention I'm 4'11"?) I have an antique brass bed, so it already stands pretty tall off the ground.
I have to use a stool to get up into it. QUIT LAUGHING! You have to see this beast. I feel like I'm the princess from "princess & the pea", sleeping on 15 mattresses. So Steve-O to the rescue, he's got a truck and will help me go get the new box springs this week. MERCY.
This is a layout sketch challenge that Katrina K. aka "Kookie"
posted this weekend for us to play with.
Banner, stamp set and paper by Crafty Secrets: "French Mail" set and "Radiant" paper pack. http://www.clearartstamps.com/
Check out the cat. Doesn't he look like he's thinking:
"How the heck am I gonna get down from here?"