Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs Digi Downloads Snow Bunnies, Sentiment - Unity Stamps - Jolly Little Winter; Paper - Bazzill, MME DP, Whisper White; Ink - Memento; Misc: Nesties, Certainly Celery Ribbon & Linen Thread - SU, Copics, Snowflake punch - Marvy Uchida, button
Copics used: E00 skin white, E51 milky white, G21 Lime Green, G20 Wax White, RV11 Pink, R00 Pinkish White, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, R20 Blush
Supplies: Stamps - Barn Yard Birthday - The Angel Company, Sentiment - Savvy Stamps; Paper - Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Eva, Whisper White; Ink - Memento; Misc - Copics, Primas, Bling - Kaiser, CB folder, Nesties, oval & ticket corner punch - SU, PIP ribbon - SU
Copics used: E00 skin white, E51 Milky White, E33 Sand, E37 Sepia, R20 Blush
Happy New Year!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Anywho, this is a gift card holder for my babysitter - she totally rocks and we all love her!
Supplies: Stamps - CC Designs Digi Download Snowbunny, Warm Words - SU; Paper - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey Eva DP; Ink - Memento, Copics; Misc - PP Ribbon, Nesties Pinking Circles, Word Window Punch
Copics Used: E00, E51, Y21, Y26, R59, RV000, YG00, YG23, G99, & R20
Finished Card size is 4.25 x 4.25.
TFL and Merry Christmas to all!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Here's another one. Isn't he cute with his fish? I miss fishing...haven't been since April. The finished size of this card is 4x4.
Supplies: Stamps - Unity - Jolly Little Winter; Paper - Bazzill, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, MME DP; Ink - Memento; Misc - Punches - MS, Nesties, button, linen thread, Oval Punch - SU, copics
This is my first card using Unity Stamps! This little guy is so stinkin' cute!
I figure I better get my 'snow' out of Martha Stewart bottles since it never snows in FL! It has been a little chilly lately, but that's it! LOL! :)
I layered the snowflake. The bottom 2 layers are sizzix dies and the top one is a marvy punch. I used Sweet & Sassy's snowflake idea again. Her link is in another post below. I think it turned out really cute!
Supplies: Stamps: Jolly Little Winter - Unity; Paper: Bazzill, MME DP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze; Inks: Memento; Misc: Nesties, Snowflakes - Sizzix, Marvy, button, linen thread - SU, Word Punch - McGill, Martha Stewart Snow Glitter, Copics, 3-D Tape, Dew Drop
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
One more card for tonight and then I think I am packing it in! I had so much mojo today - it's so rare! :)
Another card made using copics! Love'n them!
Supplies: Stamps: Snowman - Penny Black, Joy - SU (retired); Paper: Pirouette Pink, Old Olive, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Grey - Eva; Ink: Brilliance, Copics: RV11, R29, BG10, YG03, YG06, E31, E37, YR65, YR68; Misc: Nesties, Snowflake Punch - Marvy, Oval Punch, Slot Punch-SU, Bling, Ribbon, pop dots
I think I will go back and add some stickles to some of the snowflakes around the snowman!
Another Fluffles card!! :)
This is my 2nd Copic card and I am really happy with it! I have to thank Tori Wild (my name twin, lol), http://wildsprinkles.blogspot.com for the inspiration and advice on Copics! Thanks girl! (Check out her blog - she ROCKS!)
Stamps: Fluffles - Stampendous, Merry Christmas -Hero Arts; Paper - Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey -Blitzen DP; Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics - E00, E37, SU Markers (present); Misc - Nesties, Stickles, Oval Cutter - CM, Ribbon, Fern punch- MS, snowflake CB folder
The finished card size is 4x4.
Supplies: Stamps- Hero Arts; Paper- Really Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke; Ink- Staz-on, Old Olive; Misc-CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Bling, Stickles, Circle Cutter, Ribbon - SU, Word Window Punch - McGill, Fern Punch - MS, sponges.
See below for Tutorial on making your own! :)
Fern Wreath Tutorial:
Supplies you will need: Circle cutter, Fern Punch - Martha Stewart, 2 colors cardstock (I used Olive and Artichoke), Quick Dry Glue with fine tip - I use Scotch., bling, stickles. Using the two different cardstocks, punch several of the ferns from each paper - I used more of the Olive than I did Artichoke.
First, cut a thin ring using a circle cutter. The end result should look like the next picture.
Glue the 'stick end' of the fern punch down leaving the rest of the branch to 'pop' up.
Continue gluing pieces around your cirle and then embellish with ribbon, bling, and stickles or whatever you like!
Anyhoo, this is my first Copic Card!! YAY - so glad to be taking the plunge! Ok, so I had limited colors when I created this, so the present is actually done with SU markers! Love this Fluffles stamp, but wish there was a sentiment that says, "Shakey-Shakey" - maybe next time I will print it out! :)
Recipe: Stamps - Fluffles - Stampendous, Merry Christmas - Hero Arts; Paper - Riding Hood Red, Artichoke, Whisper White, Basic Grey - Blitzen (totally old-school!); Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics - C3, C5, SU Markers - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Apricot Appeal (nose); Misc - Stickles, Nesties, Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart, Oval Cutter - CM, Crop-A-Dile, bling, snowflake embossing folder - CB
Give me some feedback and let me know what you think!!
I made these invites for a Christmas party we are having in the neighborhood in a few weeks. I dipped into my Basic Grey stash and pulled out a striped pp from the Figgy Pudding line - going retro, again! LOL! I watercolored the house and trees, masked it and sponged the sky. I then used glitter and glue (not stickles for once) for the shimmer! The sentiment is from the internet and I just typed it up and printed.
Stamps- Great Impressions; Paper- Watercolor paper, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Figgy Pudding - BG; Ink - Staz-on, bashful blue, choc chip, artichoke, bordering blue, really red; Misc - Aqua painter, sponges, glitter, nestabilities
Thursday, October 30, 2008
These are some real 'quick' treat bags I threw together for Parker to take to school tomorrow. He is in Kindergarten, so I filled them with erasers, smarties and stickers and tied a pencil to the outside!
Stamps: Batty for You; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant; Misc: Black Treat Bags - Michael's, Punches - SU, PP Ribbon, Cropadile
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
See below for more info!
This was a wooden "princess" castle that I turned haunted! :)
Most of the 'characters' and 'candy' were hand cut from the patterned paper. My fav page is the 'Monster Bash' on the last 2 pages! :) There's even a Starbucks card tucked into one of the pages! :)
Supplies: Paper - K & Co.; Stamps - drink stamps - StampCraft, Witchy Cat - Stampendous, Black Cat - JudiKins; Ink - Staz-On, SU Markers, Blender Pen; Misc - Ribbon, Rings, Dimensionals, QK dies (Pumpkin, Bats), White Gel Pen, Punches - SU, Stickles, Black Paint TFL! :)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Okay, so maybe I am going a little 'retro' lately with the retired DP, but I am a confessed hoarder and trying to use my stash of retired stuff! I made a set of 5 of these for a Christmas present. I am packaging them in clear boxes from PaperTrey along with envelopes and decorating the outside of the box as well. I have others done in which I will post a pic of the finished boxes.
Supplies: Stamps: Live Your Dream; Paper: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Choc Chip, Afternoon Tea DP, Whisper White; Ink: Choc Chip, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky; Misc: Wild Wasabi Ribbon
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I caught this barracuda in Key West in 2002 during a trip my hubby and I took for our anniversary! (That is the 1st mate, not my hubby!)
This is one of my favorite stamp sets right now! The color scheme came from Kristine Werner's blog: http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/2008/10/color-inspiration-23-1.html. The sketch is for the SC196 from SCS! I thought the Vanilla looked a little harsh, so I inked it with some Kiwi Kiss to soften the look. It's hard to tell, but I stamped the pumpkins on vanilla and then stamped it again on watercolor paper and then watercolored it and layered it on top of the vanilla using pop dots.
Recipe: Stamps - Cats & Bats - Inkadinkadoo, "Fall" - Technique Tuesday; Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, watercolor paper; Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Choc Chip, Staz-on, SU Markers - Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Aqua Painter; Misc - nestabilities, oval punch (SU), fern punch (Martha Stewart), linen thread, Old Olive Ribbon, Swirl CB folder, sponges
I bought this stamp set a while back and have not really used it! I love the 2-step look! This was made for CC185 from SCS. I ran the VV through the CB using the Swiss Dots folder and then sponged Baja Breeze over the dots. I lightly sponged the edges of the other VV panels. I hand cut the flower on the left and popped it up.
Recipe: Stamps - Spiral Bouquet - PaperTrey; Paper - Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze; Ink - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Old Olive; Misc - Swiss Dots CB folder, Old Olive Twill Ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, corner rounder, sponges, pop dots
Monday, September 29, 2008
I finally got the courage to cut into this DP! I know it's retired, but I loved it and did not want to cut it! :)
Link to SC 195 - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384877
Recipe: Stamps - Embrace Life; Paper - Ruby Red, River Rock, Ginger Blossom DP, Whisper White; Ink - River Rock, Brown Staz-on, Ruby Red; Misc - River Rock Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Aqua Painter, Bling, Stickles, Pop Dots
I can't believe I cut into this paper before it was retired!! :) I layered all of the pieces of the flower using pop-dots. This was a pretty quick and easy card!
Stamps - One of a Kind; Paper - Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Haiku DP; Ink - Old Olive, Black; Misc - Nestabilities, Olive Twill Ribbon, Lg. Oval Punch, Pop Dots
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I finally snapped some new pictures of my scrappy space!
These shelves are from Pottery Barn, but are discontinued. I got them on a HUGE bargain! My shelves hold my SU ribbon, acrylic blocks, MM paints, Stickles, SU Markers, Primas, and some scrappy projects. Under the shelves on the let side is a set of small drawers that hold all of my sponges - I have a drawer for all the SU colors, that way, I can just reach for the color I want and I am not wasting them from one project to the next. On top of that, sits my ATG gun, brayers, glue and stamp cleaners.
My bulletin board holds cards from swaps and some stuff I have created as well.
Here is a close up of my new Ikea BYGEL rails! Love them!
Another shot of my cubes, which hold all my SU paper and other brands as well. My cuttlebug and Bigshot live there too!
Here is the right hand side of my desk. That's my other fav spot. My TV, computer and photo printers live over here!
Friday, September 26, 2008
I cased this card from StrappyStamper:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1057869
Squeeze out some stickles and 1 drop of a re-inker.
Blend in a new spot to create the color of stickles you want! I used a popsicle stick to blend.
Viola! No need to every color of stickles! :)
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1. I love to deep sea fish, but HATE to eat fish - weird, eh?
2. I had a grandmother growing up that was a Catholic Nun! (Long, but true story...)
3. I love Coke! Not Diet Coke, not Cherry Coke, just Coke, out of a can, cold, but no ice!
4. I got hit by an 18 wheeler my junior year of high school coming home from Spring Break in Galveston Island, TX. My friend's brand new Blazer rolled down an enbankment 2.5 times (landing upside down), but we managed to walk away from the accident. I, being in the back seat, had just put my seatbelt on not 5 minutes prior to the accident. I am still a little leary of the big rigs today.
5. In my freshman year of college, I wanted to be a forensic pathologist and have actually been to an autopsy my senior year of high school. It was a field trip our Anatomy & Physiology Class took. It was very cool!
6. I (like my supertwin, Tori) love to watch murder mysteries, and read them too. Patricia Cornwell is one of my favorite authors (for those who are not familiar with her, she writes about a re-occuring character that is a forensic pathologist!) My fav shows are Cold Case, CSI, CSI Miami, American Justice, City Confidential, NCIS, etc - you get it, I have some fixation on solving murder mysteries.
7. I got my first speeding ticket ever (I am 32.) last year.
I am tagging:
Melisa Waldorf (http://melisawaldorf.blogspot.com/)
Lesley Freiner (http://ourscrappylife.blogspot.com/)
Robin Cuevas (http://robincuevas.blogspot.com/)
Melita Ganoe (http://www.mganoe.blogspot.com/)
Terry Thayer (http://scrap-pirate.blogspot.com/)
Jenny Maron (http://maronsmoments.blogspot.com/)
Pam Bearden (http://addicted2bling.blogspot.com/ )
Friday, September 19, 2008
Again, another brayered card! I am hooked!
I love how this turned out! This is inspired by Michelle Zindorf's card that can be seen here: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/09/09/is-it-autumn-yet-tutorial-116/
I first stamped my Inkadinkadoo (Cats & Bats set) stamps in versamark and then in black ink and used embossing powder to emboss the images. I then brayered the top half with So Saffron and then used a circle as a mask for the moon. I brayered More Mustard, Really Rust and then sponged Elegant Eggplant. On the bottom part, I sponged Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Always Artichoke and then Eggplant on the bottom part. I stamped and embossed Happy Haunting on More Mustard and added brads and used pop-dots. I layered the card with black and elegant eggplant and stuck it to the More Mustard base, which I sponged around the edges.
I made this for my husbands cousin's wedding. I really miss the old In Colors from last year! :(
Supplies: Stamps: Always; Ink: White Craft, River Rock; Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, River Rock; Misc: Embossing Powder, River Rock ribbon, Fiskars border Punch, corner rounder, CB Embossing Folder, Pop-Dots
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I made these thank you's for my dh to send to friends that attended his 40th birthday party.
I stamped the lighthouse (Great Impressions) using Timber Brown Staz-on on watercolor paper and used WCC, SU markers, and an Aqua Painter to color it in. I then masked it and sponged soft sky around it. The card base is kraft and the mats are bordering blue. I also used the Thank You stamp from Artfully Asian and punched it using an oval punch in chocolate chip. I wish I had inked the card base as well as the kraft mat under the stamp - oh well, I was in a hurry. I got this sketch off of splitcoast and changed most of the colors as well as the stamps.