Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blog Candy Teaser!!

Hi Y'all!

I finally got around to snapping a picture of the blog candy I am giving away.
Be sure to go to this post and leave me a comment for a chance to win! You only have until tomorrow at noon to enter!
Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swing By Sometime

Ahhh,...It's Wednesday - my 'day off' - the only day of the week I don't have to drag my kids to sports! I enjoy it, but I am looking forward to school getting out!

Be sure to check out this post and leave a comment for a chance to win my 1 yr. Blog-A-Versary Candy!! I am giving away some of my crocheted flowers! 1 entry per person please.

Here is another card from the Enchanted Lily Set from Pink Cat Studio.
This set is so stinkin' cute! I ordered the Lily at the Beach set and am counting the days until it comes! I {heart} the beach so I am sure I will wear that set out. I colored her using my copics, inked the edges with Groovy Guava and layered the stamped image using my Nesties on Gable Green CS. The card base is Groovy Guava, which I embossed with a CB folder. The DP is from MME and was also layered with Gable Green, which I used a Martha Stewart border punch. I also used another one of my crocheted flowers!! Surprise, surprise!! I think the bling in the center looks really cute. I also used my MS fern punch for leaves for the flower. I added stickles to the leaves and also to Lily's wings. The image and sentiment were stamped on Gina K. 80# white cardstock using Memento ink. The ribbon is SU grosgrain.

Here are the Copics used:
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baked With Love! and Blog-aversary Candy!!

Happy Tuesday, Y'all!

It totally crept up on me that TODAY is my 1 yr. blog-a-versary!! I will be giving away some more crocheted flowers as a blog-a-versary candy! See end of post for more info! I really appreciate all of your sweet comments and support in the last year - it inspires me to create new stuff each & every day!

It is a beautiful day here in N. FL and I just got finished planting some plants around the pool! I wanted to get that done before my dd's swimming party this weekend and also before it gets too dang hot!!

Anyway, Changito has been busy whipping a little something up!

These stamps are from the new Stampendous Changito Baker set. I just melt whenever I see this cute monkey! I have so many Changito stamps and they really need to see more ink! Also, I used another one of my crocheted flowers! Sorry if I inundate you with them in the coming weeks, but I really like the way they turned out!! I also will be stocking up on Basic Grey Glazed Brads as they are the perfect accompaniment! I stamped Changito with Memento ink, colored with my Copics and then used my Labels 2 Nestie to cut out. I then inked around the edge with Pink Pirouette. The DP is from Basic Grey's Eva set. I also used Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Gina K. 80# white paper. I ran the card base through my CB with the Swiss Dots folder. The Sentiment was stamped on Gina K paper, cut out with the Ribbon Tag Trio Nestie and then sponged with more Pink Pirouette. I cut the cake out separately and popped it up with a glue dot. I added liquid glass on the candles, pink icing and heart on the sentiment. The ribbon is Olive Twill from SU.

Here are the Copics I used:

Ok, onto the Blog-a-versary Candy stuff.... Leave me a comment on this post with your favorite kind of cake/baked dessert for a chance to win some crocheted flowers like the ones you see above in my card. The colors of the flowers will be some white and some pink. Please leave your comments by Friday, May 1st at noon and I will pick the winner on Friday afternoon!

Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another Birthday Card!

Another card!! Yay! I rarely am able to crank out more than 1 card a day!
This is Fairy Chloe from The Greeting Farm. The sentiment is from Pink Cat Studio's Lily & Tweet Set. This card is for a friend of mine's daughter who turns 8 this week! She is a HUGE Tinkerbell fan, so I think she will love this! I colored Chloe with my copics, used Stickles on her wings and cut her out and popped her up on a Prima (see, still trying to use my stash! LOL!) The card base is So Saffron which I inked with So Saffron ink. The DP is Urban Prairie from Basic Grey and I also used a bit of Cool Caribbean - embossed with a CB folder. I used some of my Dew Drops stash, Word Window Punch (SU) and a corner rounder. The finished card size is 4.25 x 4.25.

Here are the Copics I used:
G'nite - I am on a roll, I might start something else! LOL!

Lily - Surprise!

Happy Sunday! I am really glad it's Sunday - ready for the kids to go back to school tomorrow. With my little one home for the last week and a half and his surgery this past Friday, I am ready for some quiet around the house. My little one will still be home with me for another 2 weeks, but when his older brother is at school, he is much more calm.

Anywho, onto the important stuff!!
My 5 yr old had a birthday to go to today, so I whipped up a card for the little girl! I am using one of the stamps from the Enchanted Lily Set by Pink Cat Studio for this card!
Yes, I am finally getting around to using one of the flowers I crocheted! Yay me! (Sorry, I have a 12 yo dd that loves to watch Zach & Cody!) I colored this sweetie with my copics and added some Stickles to her wings and then inked the edge of the circle with Pink Pirouette. I then layered it on Pinking Nesties in Pink Pirouette and some 'celery-ish' paper from Marco Paper. The DP is from Basic Grey's Sultry pack. The sentiment came from the Lily & Tweet Set by PCS and was cut using the SU word window punch. I also used my swirl embossing folder on some Pink Pirouette and then added sewing around it. The glazed brad is from BG's Bittersweet set - it matched pretty well.
Here is a close-up of my crocheted flower! :)

Here are the Copics used!
Have a great Sunday! Off to make another little girl card! :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

By The Seaside

Happy Friday, Y'all!

It has been a beautiful, sunny week here in N. FL,
so I starting to pull out my 'beach-y' stamps. It was 86 here today!!
I LOVE the beach and cannot wait until we start going
to our condo this summer.

I have been working on this card for a few days now -
I have been busy and have not had a lot of time sit and finish something.
I think it turned out nice, but I might have gotten a little carried away with the Glimmer Mist - Click on this pic to see how shimmery it is! Sorry, a little GM overload, but it is soooo pretty in person!
This set is from Impression Obsession: By the Seaside. I stamped the starfish in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored using Y21, Y26 & Y28 Copic Markers and then covered in Gold and Bronze Glimmer Mist. I added multiple layers of GM on the starfish so it would really shine! I used Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, River Rock and Gina K 80# paper. I inked everything with Desert Sand (CTMH) and then spritzed each layer with either Bronze or Sea Glass Glimmer Mist. I added some sewing in white thread and then went over it with the Desert Sand ink so it would be distressed. I used the swirl and circle embossing folder from CB, my Labels 2 Nesties, Word Window Punch (SU) and linen thread (SU) to complete the look.

Here is the sentiment and GM on the inside of the card!

My other piece of news for tonight is that my baby had his surgery today.
(He had adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears.)
Here is the BEFORE picture. He skipped into the hospital all excited - he had no idea what surgery was, but he wanted it! Then once we were in the surgery waiting area, he got a little apprehensive - hence, this shot:
Shot #2 is of him after he woke up from surgery the 2nd time - the first time was not pretty. The pain meds had not kicked in and he was miserable! In this pic, he had downed a popsicle and was feelin' no pain!
Lastly, he got a wagon ride from the 2nd floor to the car -
he loved that and got to take home a new friend!

I am so glad this is over and am ready for the recovery part to be over too. The meds make hime hyper and then they wear off and he gets a little crabby. Also, I have to administer them every 3 hours - even at night for 4-5 days! Ack! I {heart} my sleep!

Gotta Run, medicine time! TFL!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Blingalicious Ketto!

Happy Monday, Y'all!
Sorry my posting has been so spotty lately,
I am trying to get back into a regular routine!
Here is another card using these cute new Ketto Stamps from StampingBella! Hope you do not go blind from the BLING!
This is Maisy Ketto. I think she is just plain cute - kind of shy, but you know she is a little wild too! LOL! Yes, this is another BOLD card for me. I am trying to challenge myself out of my comfort zone. I held true to my promise to use more Primas! Yay! I dipped into my old stash and pulled out some Purely Pomegranate to match this Over The Rainbow DP from We R Memory Keepers. It's bling-y like their other new DP packs and I like the bright colors! :)

It's hard to tell, but I added Stickles to her wings and her flower. (I really need to hone in on my card photography skills. I have 2 Canon Digital Rebels and depending on which I have upstairs in my office, some pictures are better than others - I need to work on my lighting, etc. tho) I also used my sewing machine!! (Told you I was branching out!) I did laugh, I was sewing away and I got 'shushed' by my hubby while watching Desperate Housewives! I had to wait until a commercial to finish. I created the sentiment myself using the "Curlz MT" font. The image was stamped on Gina K. 80# paper and cut using my circle Nesties, sponged with Purely Pomegranate and layered on DP cut with my Pinking Nesties. The bling is from Doodlebug and the ribbon is May Arts. Oh yeah, I snuck in my EK Success wavy border punch too!
The finished card size is 4.25 x 4.25.

Here are the copics:
Have a great day! TFL!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mojo found...sort of...!!

Hi there! Remember me? I am desperately trying to regain my mojo!!
It has been so busy with my in-laws being in town and the kids being off for Spring Break, but all seems to finally quieting down!

Here is another one of those digi Gingersnaps
cuties from the Celebration set!
I am really trying to stick with my resolution to use up some of my large supply of Primas! The sentiment comes from Amy R's new Birthday Sentiments set! I love these sentiment sets she has come out with! The sketch is a really basic one. I tried to come up with something using the current SCS sketch, but found it was not coming together like I wanted, so I ditched it and moved on! I still love this fern punch from Martha Stewart! I added a little stickles to the front balloon for some more bling.

Here are the copics:
Supplies: Stamps - Gingersnaps Celebrate, Birthday Sentiments - All That Scraps; Ink - Memento, Copics; Paper - Pale Plum, Gina K. 80# CS, We R Memory Keepers Madame Royale DP; Accessories - Stickles, Fern Punch - MS, Word Window - SU, Primas, Bling - Doodlebug Designs

I am going to run - I am watching 21 with my hubby right now, which makes me think of my Dad - he counts cards - up to 3 decks at a time!! It is really annoying to play cards with him! I say that lovingly - I really love to play cards with him, but always hated how he could keep track of them! Anywho, so far the movie is good!

Have a wonderful Friday night!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Check out my friend Dee!!

Isn't this card awesome?? My friend and neighbor Dee cranks out the "ka-u-test" stuff!!

Stampendous is featuring her card on their blog right now!! Here is the link to Stampendous' Blog.

Be sure and hop on over to her blog and leave her some love!!

Congrats my friend!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter Riley

Happy Sunday Night to all!

My In-Laws arrived from PA today for a visit, so this will be my last post for the week.

Here is another cutie from Hanna Stamps: (Sorry my photography is not the best on this card - in a bit of a hurry!)

Guess what 'Card Chicks'? - This is your April card and yes, they are already done. I am mailing both together! :)

Riley and his pal "Chickie" are resting on some grass sponged with Certainly Celery and Old Olive. The sky is blue with tones sponged from Soft Sky. I colored everything using my trusty Copics and then used Liquid Glass (CTMH) over the eggs to make them glossy. The sentiment is from ATS' Spring Things set. Oh, did I mention they are having a SALE?? Hop on over to All That Scraps before it's over!!

The DP is Georgia Peach from SU along with Regal Rose, Old Olive and So Saffron. I thought it was very bright and springy! I used Gina K. 80# paper for the stamped image. I am really liking how it works with the copics. It took me a couple of trys because it was so different than what I was previously using, but I {heart} it now! The Oval and Word Window punches are from SU, while the Wavy border punch is from EK Success! The ribbon is Old Olive Twill from SU. I also used a bit of linen thread (SU) to tie the tag to the ribbon and a pop dot to secure it.

Here is a looksie at the Copics I used:

Have a great rest of the night!


Saturday, April 4, 2009

My First Ketto!!

Happy Saturday Night, girls!

It has been a beautiful Saturday in NE FL today after several days of icky severe thunderstorms, wicked lightening and constant tornado watches. It was sunny and about 78 today. To top it off, my cutie-pie 5 year old son scored his first soccer goal today!! YAY!! His Mom (me) & Coach (me, again) are so proud of him!! This is his 3rd season to play and he loves it!

I forgot to mention that my oldest baby, Katie (12) scored her first lacrosse goal last weekend!! It was her 2nd lacrosse game ever! She has picked up this sport so fast and seems to {heart} it! I will post pics of her soon!

These new Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella are SOOO KEWL!
After waiting rather impatiently for them to arrive, they are finally here!!

I made this card for my 'Card Chicks' swap group of local chickies! (To my 'chicks' - yes, this is my March card!! LOL!! It's only April 4th!! Sorry I was so late!)

This is a rather 'busy' card for me - usually I have a hard time using more than 1 patterned paper on a card - this one has 3!! I used Basic Grey's Urban Prairie to complete SC222. The card base is my fav color - Cool Caribbean (going to have to hunt more of it down on the 'net pretty soon - running low!) I also used So Saffron and some pink Bazzill. I inked around the edges of the stamped image with some Regal Rose. I stamped the sentiment, cut and embossed it with my nesties and then sponged Cool Caribbean on with the nestie still covering it. I used Primas, bling from Kaiser and Apricot Appeal ribbon (SU). The sentiment is from the Friend Sentiments set by Amy R. (ATS) - which are 15% off at All That Scraps right now!!

**ENABLER ALERT!** - check out the sale at ATS!

I have vowed to try to use my Primas more....

Last week I re-organized all of my non-SU ribbon into larger biscuit jars from Target. I went through and purged some old foam stamps that I was storing in there. They will have a happy new home with my SIL in TX who just starting scrapbooking after visiting me last week! I sent her home with a ton of supplies, tools, etc that I was not using anymore!! Who needs 6 different 12" paper trimmers anyway?? Anywho, back to the point....I took all of my Primas out of their original containers and divided them by color groups into medium biscuit jars (Target). I then, realized that I need to start using them!! I never thought I had that many!!

Here is a picture of them and my ribbons:

Close up of my Primas:
I eventually will get some more jars and separate them out by color family. (click picture for a closer look)

Here are the Copics I used for this card:

Sorry for the novel tonight!! I am sleepy now and am going to crash!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My first Anyas!!

Happy Wednesday!!

I made some Anya cards this weekend when I got together with my 'chicks' at a local scrapbooking retreat.

This was my first attempt at 'highlighted' hair. On this one, I did a lot of blending, keeping the darker colors on the outside and blending in. I like the smooth look. I used Pixie Pink for the card base and Baja Breeze for layering. The DP is We R Memory Keepers Tiffany's line. I also am usingmy new Gina K. 80 lb. pure luxury CS. The sentiment is from Amy R's Friend Sentiments from ATS.

Supplies: Stamps - Anya - The Greeting Farm, Friend Sentiments - Amy R. (ATS); Ink - Memento; Paper - Pixie Pink, Baja Breeze, Gina K 80 lb., We R Memory Keepers DP; Accessories - Primas, Bling - Kaiser, Copics

Here is the 2nd one:

I did her hair differently, more of a 'chunky' highlight look. I like the blended look a little better, but I was experimenting with different things. I really like this Bloom & Grow paper from My Mind's Eye. I used teal Bazzill, Tangerine Tango, and Gina K 80 lb on this card. I ined around the edges of the stamped image with Tangerine Tango. I {heart} this ribbon from May Arts!! It is available at All That Scraps. The sentiment is from Pink Cat Studio.

Supplies - Stamps - Anya - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Pink Cat Studio (Lily & Tweet); Paper - Tangerine Tango, Bazzill, Gina K 80lb., MME - Bloom & Grow; Ink - Memento; Accessories - Copics, May Arts Ribbon, Nesties

Have a great evening!