Thursday, July 31, 2008

Getting scrappy

This card was made using all scraps. Well, except for the base. I even had the image already colored and ready to go. I really need to get my craft table cleaned off. I had all the supplies needed to make this card already out on the table! Yikes lol. Better get started on that.....

Supplies: Stamps- Blooming with love, Studio G. Paper-white, blue, basic black. Ink- black stazon. Accessories- copic markers, rhinestones, ribbon, corner punch, CB folder.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Double duty

I actually got to do a little stamping this morning so I decided to combine yesterday's color challenge with today's sketch challenge. The colors to use were Groovy guava, Sahara sand and Whisper white. And here is today's sketch challenge-

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs (flower), Studio G sent. Paper- Groovy guava,
basic black, white, Sahara sand. Ink- SU waterproof black, stazon. Accessories-
CB folder, nestabilities, corner punch, copic markers.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quick Man card

Today I wanted to share a super simple man card. It's smaller than a traditional card, so I guess that it is technically a note card which is perfect for a quick thank you or birthday card. All images used on this card are from DRS Designs. There are other masculine images too, so you can find just what you are looking for. Here is the cloud tutorial that I used to make the cloud background.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mojo Mondays are great!

The winner for this week's card give away is-

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:2
Timestamp: 2008-07-28 21:01:52 UTC

micaela email me your info and which card you would like and I will get that out to you!


I love Julee's Mojo Monday sketches! They are so much fun. Here is today's sketch and my card.

Supplies: Stamps- Floral Whimsy by Verve. Paper- real red, white, basic black. Ink- SU black waterproof. Accessories- white gel pen, circle punches, scallop punch, corner punch, copic markers, swiss dots cb folder, dimensionals.


And here is the card that I made for today's technique challenge on Splitcoast-

Supplies: Stamps- clear mini snail stamp by Dimensions. Paper- DP by cosmo cricket, blue cardstock, basic black, white. Ink- SU waterproof black. Accessories- rhinestones, nestabilities, rhinestones, ribbon, dimensionals, copic markers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Week in Review (July 21-27) & Card Give Away

Here are my cards for this week's review. For the card give away- please leave a comment on this post and tomorrow I will pick a winner using a random number generator. That person will then get to pick their favorite card of the week and I will send it to them.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thank you

To all of you for showing concern! I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Jennifer who is a physical therepist that visits my blog. She has helped me to understand what is causing my back pain as well as ways to help it. You all are so wonderful and I love to hear from each and every one of you!

Here is the winner for yesterday's give away-

Here are your random numbers:8
Timestamp: 2008-07-26 19:34:14 UTC

Kat please email me your info and I will get that out to you! Oh and I tried your tip but that didn't do anything for me either lol

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dollar Find Friday (magnets) & Give Away!

My back isn't feeling any better, in fact I'm pretty sure it's worse. When I'm standing up "straight" I look like I'm leaning to the left lol. This has been happening a few times a year since I was 17. It's getting pretty old now... I'm only 25 for pete's sake!

Anyways, on to today's project. I got this idea from my wonderful SU demo last year. I "borrowed" one of the girls' flat magnets from the fridge for this. I'm horrible right? But you gotta do what you gotta do for crafts! ;)

Large flat marbles ($1 at Dollar Tree)
Flat magnet (strong enough to hold up the marble)
1 1/8 Circle punch
Designer paper

Step 1- Punch circle in designer paper

Step 2- I used a thin layer of Aileen's Tacky glue on the back of the marble to glue on the circle punch.

Step 3- Cut out a piece of magnet large enough to fit on the back of the marble.

Step 4- I used red Sticky tape to adhere the magnet to the back of the marble.

Finished product holding up a picture that Kylie (my 5 yr old) drew for her daddy yesterday all by herself.

These magnets are such a pretty way to decorate your fridge. Along with this project of course!

*To give this card as a gift, just add a piece of magnet in between the layers of your card and stick the magnet to the front of your card!
*You can also stamp an image of your choice to make custom magnets.


Leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner tomorrow using a random number generator. That person will get the following items-
5 large flat marbles
5 pieces of magnet (with sticky tape attached)
11 circle punches
A thank you card from me for taking the time to check out my blog!

Thursday, July 24, 2008


My back went out again and I am one hurtin gal! So no stampin for me today. I'm going to try to sit and relax (as much as these crazy kids will let me that is) and hope that it will be a little better tomorrow.

Please come back tomorrow for the Dollar Find Friday post. I have a fun little project as well as a give away that you won't want to miss :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Better late than never, right?

I finally was able to do the color challenge last night and by time I was done, the sketch challenge was posted so I did that one also. I love when that happens.

Supplies: Stamps- DRS Designs, Studio G. Paper- Soft sky, river rock, basic black, very vanilla. Ink- Palette Noir. Accessories- Brads, Nestibilities, dimensionals, stardust gelly roll pen, copic markers, corner punch.

Supplies: Stamps- Verve visual, Technique Tuesday, SU I like your style. Paper- DP by Basic Grey and Cosmo cricket, basic black, white. Ink- Noir Palette ink. Accessories- paper crimper, corner punch, nestibilities, brads, dimensionals.

Monday, July 21, 2008

And the winner is...

When I saw the set One of a Kind in the SU catty I just had to have it. Of course like a lot of my "had to have" set, I have probably only inked it up once or twice. So I brought it out last night a made a couple of cards with it. I absolutely love my new nesties! It's amazing how they can really give a simple card the WOW factor.

Supplies: Stamps- One of a Kind. Paper- Real red, basic black, white. Ink- SU waterproof black. Accessories- copic markers, rectangle nesties.

And of course this week's card give away winner!

Here are your random numbers:9
Timestamp: 2008-07-21 23:23:51 UTC

Mary Anne! Email me your info and which card you would like and I will get that out to you!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Week in Review (July 14-20) & Card Give Away

This has been such an exciting week for me, I could burst! I have lots of great things to share with you.

First thing is- I MADE MY FIRST DESIGN TEAM!!!! I am now a proud member of the design team for DRS Designs. I love working with their designs and can't wait to share them with you in the upcoming weeks and months!

Second - I received the stamps from Verve Visual that I won from Julee's Mojo Monday sketch. I finally was able to play with them and have been having so much fun. I chose Floral whimsy and love all of the different elements that come in this set.

Third- I finally broke down and bought the full rectangle set of Nestabilities and they got here on Friday! I have been wanting some forever and finally took the plunge. I am so glad that I did!

Here is the set and beautiful card that I got on Thursday-

And here are a few cards that I made with the set-

And of course, here is this week's review. I finally had a great stamping week and got lots done.
Card Give Away- Leave me a comment on this post and tomorrow I will choose a winner using a random number generator. That person will get to pick their favorite card of the week for me to send to them.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dollar Find Friday (poly shrink)

Today's tutorial is technically a dollar find but is so much fun!

Poly shrink (about $5 for 8 sheets)
Heat gun
Powder pal (opt.)
Paper piercer (opt.)
Stamp of your choice
Sand paper
Black stazon

Step 1- Using your sandpaper, sand the poly shrink diagonally one way and then the other. You want to sand of all the "shine" so that your ink will fold on to the plastic better.
Step 2- Stamp your image onto the poly shrink
Step 3 (opt.)- Color image if desired

Step 4- Cut out image

Step 5- place your image in powder pal (I like to do this so I don't melt anything with my heat gun) and hold down with paper piercer (or some other tool)

Step 6- Start heating your poly shrink. Your image will start to curl. Don't worry this is supposed to happen! Once it is finished shrinking it will straighten out.

Step 7- While your poly shrink is still warm, flatten your image before it cools. When it is completely cool it will be completely hard.

All done! Now you can use your new embellishment on any project. This is a great little addition to use with the full sized image also!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Butterfly happiness

I made this card the other night and just love how it turned out! You can find the tutorial for my clouds HERE . All of the stamp images are by DRS Designs and are colored with Copic markers.

I had a lot of people suggest that I put glitter on this card from earlier in the week so I did that and re uploaded it. What do you think, did it help?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Stretching my comfort zone....

I am really trying to work out of my comfort zone so that I can grow as a stamper. I don't usually use bright colors in my designs but I wanted to experiment a little bit so I picked out the brightest colors of my image to use as my background colors. I love those colors together but I'm not sure if it works with this image or not, what do you think? The "table" that I used for my flowers is actually part of a window stamp by DRS designs. I love how well it worked!

Supplies: Stamps-DRS Designs window, Blooming with love, PTI limitless labels. Paper-Non SU blue, white, Real red, Summer sun, basic black. Ink- black stazon. Accessories- copic markers, brads, dimensionals, cuttlebug.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


One of the first things I do in the morning is check my email and blog. I came across a couple of messages congratulating me on being one of the mojo winners. At first I thought it was one of those blog awards lol! Imagine my surprise when I went to visit Julee's blog Poetic Artistry to see that I was a winner of one of her gorgeous Verve Stamp sets!! I was so excited! I didn't even remember that she was giving anything away, I just love her monday mojo sketches. If you haven't seen them yet, you definitely need to check it out!


Today's challenge at splitcoast was to make a card using the colors So saffron, Wild wasabi, and Almost amethyst. I decided to go simple with the card that I made but am afraid that I went too simple. Now it looks naked to me but I don't know what I should add to it to liven it up. Any suggestions?
Supplies: Stamps- Mixed Bouquet, Studio G. Paper-So saffron, white, basic black. Ink-almost amethyst, so saffron, wild wasabi, black stazon. Accessories-scallop scissors, corner punch, cuttlebug