Thursday, October 29, 2009

High Hopes Cutie in his Sunday Best

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I have  always LOVED High Hopes Stamps but have had the absolute worst time finding them. A good friend lent me this little sweetie. Isn't he adorable? I colored him in with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I think he turned out super cute! I love his freckles. I hope he inspires you today. Have a blessed day.



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Butterflies and PJ's!

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PJ Riley is here to offer comfort and joy.. I just love this little Riley. I think he's sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. I love the bunny slippers. This card was created using a color inspiration. The image is colored with my Copics then matted with my perfect layers system. Again the card is left sans sentiment so that I can customize it for the recipient. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today. I am off to stamp camp today.. Woo Hoo! Have a Blessed day!



Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vintage Picnic Goodness

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Vintage Picnic is fast becoming one of my favorite sets. I LOVE the versatility of it and am hoping for an additions set with tons of new fillers and sentiments. I am also in love with the DP I used for the basket. It's from the DCWV Retro pack that I bought about 3 years ago and I have totally been hoarding my scraps. I used them to make this basket and I am liking the result. The main image is colored with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I think it's spectacular IRL. Sorry the photo is a little crooked. I am considering a light box but have no clue what to look for and what's necessary for someone like me. I don't want to spend a ton on an elaborate set up so I am trying to be smart about my purchase. I hope my card inspires you to do something creative today. Look for some three dimensional project coming soon. I am working on some treat bags of some adorable trick or treaters we know and love. I am also working on some Papertrey template items for Christmas.. Soo  out of my zone but FUN! Have a blessed day ya'll!



Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday from Papertrey and MFT!

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Here's a bright and cheery rainy day girl! She's on her way to spread sunshine and cheer to her recipient. LOL.. She is yet another of my Kansas cutouts and I LOVE her colors. I'd wish it were raining everyday if I had a raincoat as cute as hers. I hope she inspires you to do something creative today. Blessings and Happy Friday. It's Homecoming tonight and I am off to make sure my youngest has what he needs..



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sunny Wishes and Golfing Dreams!

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Here's Golfafella making another appearance. My dad has become a HUGE golfer over the past few years. I am still perplexed by the whole chasing the small white ball around. but I am sure my dad is perplexed by my paper and stamp collection...LOL! Here's a card I created to keep in my stash to send to my dad or one of the kids Padrino's for a manly celebration. Yet another attempt to make masculine cards. If anyone know of manly accessories for a card that don't weigh a ton I am all ears!. The main image is colored with Prismacolor markers and then cut out with my nesties and matted with my perfect layers. The "grass" borders was created with my old stand-by decorative edged scissors. Bet ya haven't used those babies in a while. ROTFL! Glad I kept a few! Well, I hope he inspires you to do something creative today. Have a blessed day!



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bella with a little Papertrey Style

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This little gal is a Stamping Bella lovely! I just adore the fairies over there. This little cutie is from the Bittyblooms by Chichiboule collection over at Stamping Bella. You can find the most adorable little sweeties over there! This lil' cuties name is Bluebell well doesn't she look adorable in pink! The Background is from the ultra fabulous Damask Designs set from Papertrey. Isn't is fabulous! I hope she inspires you to do something creative today! Have a blessed day!



Monday, October 19, 2009

Splashin' Some Fun on Your Day!

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These little Riley's are so much fun. They have such a happy quality to them. They come up with the most ingenious characters over at Hanna Stamps.  He has no sentiment but will be going in my stash box to wait for the perfect event to be sent for.. Hopefully he makes you smile just like he did me. May he inspire you to do something creative today. Have a blessed day!


Paisley Rainy Day!

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I'll bet you've been wondering where my Rainy Day girls went right? LOL.. Here's another one of my Kansas cutouts! What can I say it was a LONG drive there and back again! This one was created with DP from HL. The rest of the image is colored with my Copics and the boots are accented with some yummy chocolate stickles. As are the prima accent centers. The cardstock is DCWV, HL, Neenah, and CM. I hope that you enjoy her and she inspires you to be creative. Have a blessed day!



Friday, October 16, 2009

Vintage Papertrey Wishes

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So.. creating background paper is usually not my thing but this set from Papertrey makes is easy and fun to do. I cut my paper to the size I wanted and randomly stamped the images in a base color then stamped the detail image in the darker color. The main image is also a Papertrey Original, from a stamp set created by none other than they Uber Talented Michelle Wooderson!  The picnic basket is stamped on DP. The main image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The ribbon is from Mike's. I hope this inspires your creative instincts! Have a Blessed day! Enjoy the weekend ya'll!



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Resist Technique

Ok.. if you don't already know it I am NOT a technique girl. Attending stamp club pulls me out of my comfort zone and enables me to give techniques a try with some supervision.. LOL! I am definitely what you would call technique challenged!Blog Photos 106  But look what I made! I was so impressed with myself! ROTFL! We made this card along with another in my stamp club class. It's so much easier when you have someone there to tell you step by step what to do. I have come to the conclusion that I am a visual girl. I really need to see it to be able to do it so the birth of video tutorials is a blessing for me.. All the supplies of this card are SU! I hope it inspires you to do something creative today! Have a blessed day ya'll.



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vintage in Pink

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I think that this is one of my favorite patterned papers. I Love the yellows, pinks and oranges in the baskets DP. That DP is Making Memories.  The background DP is from a stack I had that long ago lost it's cover so alas I have no manufacturer for you. The over-sized bling is from Mike's. The main image is colored with Copics. The cardstock used is from HL, Neenah, DCWV, GP and CM. This is just the sort of card that would make my gal pals smile. It's bright and cheery. August was a rough month and several of my RAK girls and another stamp group showered me with cards that really helped to boost my spirit. Don't keep stacking your cards. Send them out into the world to spread smiles. I'm sure we all know someone who's going through a tough time right now. Taking two minutes out of your hectic day to jot a little note to someone you treasure could make all the difference in the world. Life is short, make sure those that mean something to you know how much they mean to you. I hope this card encourages you to do something creative today. May your day be blessed.



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Basketful of Wishes..

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Basket of wishes is what I'll be sending with this Gina K inspired card. The main image is colored

with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. While I am not normally a huge fan of such bold colors I think these work pretty well IRL. The DP is DCWV. The cardstock is DCWV, CM, HL and GP. I die cut my main image and then matted it with my perfect layers. I cut out my corners with my ticket corner punch from SU! Hope the card inspires you to do something creative today! Have a blessed day.



Monday, October 12, 2009

Papertrey with SU! Accents

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stamps in this card are Papertrey Ink. But the DP is one of my old favorites from SU! I just adore these baskets. I have  lots of baskets in my collection. Every Christmas it's one of my favorite ways to package my baked goodness to give to my husband's soldier's and their families. Baskets are my thing. I love seeing a pile of baskets on sale!  But on to my card. As I said before the DP is SU! The cardstock is GP, CM, HL, and DCWV. The polka dotted paper in the main image is HL. The rest of the image is colored in Copics. I hope your day is blessed.



Friday, October 9, 2009

Check out the GREAT things over here!

The gals over at Wag n Whiskers are giving away some fabulous blog candy while debuting their amazing line of wonderful stamps. One of their oh so fabulous stamp designers is the ever so amazing Crissy Armstrong (you can link to her blog from my blog roll. One of the design team members is the UBER talented Niki Estes (also linked in my blog roll). If you're an animal lover check them out you're gonna be amazed. Even if you're not, they're too cute to pass up! Check it out girls!



Vintage with a Copic Splash

Here's another of my World Cardmaking Day Collection. LOL.. I am so in love with this set that I can't even say how much fun I had playing with it. I have a ton of these adorable little baskets stamped on all different kinds of DP and already cut out and sitting on my desk ready to use. It's so much more productive for me to do it that way. I got a dozen cards made in ONE day by Blog Photos 115having all my pieces ready to pair up and mount. I have these little pre-stamped goodies in a little plastic envelope with my surgical scissors and take it with me when I expect to be waiting (like when I pick up my youngest, or on little unexpected trips to the ER a la two weeks ago.) It's all ready for me to grab and go so that even while I'm waiting I can still get a little crafting done. The paisley DP is Making Memories. The cardstock is Neenah, DCWV, Papertrey, CM and HL. I colored the main image with copics and the DP there is Papertrey (one of my FAVES) . Hope you like it and have a blessed day!



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bella Rocks!

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This trendy Ipodabella reminds me of my friends daughters who are always rockin the latest fashions and tunes. Am I totally dating myself with the tunes reference? My main image is colored with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I then cut it out with my nesties and matted with my perfect layers. I added a prima flower and Papertrey button to accent the image. As per my usual the sentiment is absent so I can personalize the card when necessary. Hope she inspires you to rock you supplies!



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Picnic Wishes

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When I first saw this set by Michelle Wooderson I HAD to have it. I just LOVED the premise of the set. I am a lover of baskets in general but one that I could change for the season or event sang to me. There will be many many more cards as I made a flurry of them on World Card Making Day. This one has DP from HL. The cardstock is from Neenah, DCWV, HL and Papertrey. The main image was paper pieced and colored using Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. It was die cut and matted using my perfect layers system. I added some of my Papertrey buttons and a scalloped circle to hold the sentiment. Leaving it blank of course for personalizing later. Hope you have a blessed day.



Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Giant Flowery Bella Oh My!

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This Bella with the gigantic flower is too funny. I mean that is one serious flower am I right? She's got a sort of hippy vibe to me. I created her using some DP from Hobby Lobby. The main image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I used my nesties to cut her out then matted her with my perfect layers tool. As per my usual I left off the sentiment to be able to personalize it for what I need later. I keep a bunch of sentiments cut out in different shapes that can be quickly added in a hurry. My two boys often come looking for cards as they are about to walk out the door for a party. So in a matter of seconds my card is specialized for whatever event they're going to. Hope your day is blessed.



Monday, October 5, 2009

Pink Green and Brown All Over..

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Happy Monday Ya'll!  Here's yet another of my rainy day girls. If you're wondering, yes these are still the ones I cut out on my trip to Kansas. I added some prima flowers with a stickled center for accent at the top and some self adhesive rhinestones at the bottom for the bling factor. The DP was in my stash so I am not sure of the brand. The cardstock is Neenah, DCWV, and HL. The main image is paper pieced and the remaining areas colored in with my Copics. Then matted with my Perfect Layers tool. I then punched the bottom of the largest mat with my scalloped SU! punch. Hope you like her. Have a blessed day.



Friday, October 2, 2009

Note for the Teacher...

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Teachabella is one that has been used frequently at my stamping desk. I have used her to create umpteenth amounts of items for my kids teachers and teacher friends we know. She makes the perfect little note to send in to the teacher also. She's just fabulous. The DP here is American Crafts. The cardstock is GP, Neenah, DCWV, and CM. I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I used my nesties to cut and mat the image. I then trimmed up the accent piece underneath and punched the edge with my SU! punch. I hope your day is blessed!