Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bubble Queen

Doesn't this bubble bath look so inviting? I love this Bubblebella stamp. I got her last week and she has been screaming at me to bring her to life. I really like the way this card turned out. It's very fitting for this time of year for me and my friends at work. Not sure who I want to give this card to but you know it will be someone at work that needs to "take time for themselves". Love all you girls!!!


Monday, February 25, 2008

It's Been Too Long Since I've Stamped

Woohoo!!! I have 2 cards to post today. I was afraid my stamping mojo had left me but I think it's still in the building. Now that I am working "tax season hours", stamping is a luxury I can't seem to fit in. Did it ever feel good to get my hands inky today. Does anyone out there know what I mean? OK, on to the cards.

The first card is for a friend that I work with that needed a thank you card to give to someone. Several people need to sign this card so I made it 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". These size cards are always hard for me because I like to fill up all the space and there is twice as much space to fill up on this one. I pulled out my Bodacious Bouquet that I haven't used in forever. When this set first came out it was my absolute favorite, at least for that month anyway. Anybody else out there like me and you have a different favorite each month. It's a pretty straight forward card. The hardest thing was getting the masking done on all those flowers and leaves. After I got it stamped on white cardstock I cut it out and adhered it with dimensionals on to some Saffron cardstock.

The second card is the first one I have made using the Just Celebrate set from the Occasions Mini that starts next week, March 1st. I stamped the butterfly and used one of my new Copic markers that I got about a month ago to color it in. I only purchased 6 colors with a blender pen to make sure I liked them before I invested any more money in them. Well, I should have known. The Copics are on the top of my wish list now. Loved them!!! I outlined the butterfly with some Turquoise Stickles that I purchased from Michelle at her Ebay store called Stampers Dream. She has lots of great stuff there and a very quick turn-a-round on delivery. The white flowers that I used beside the main image are rub-ons. And I used my first piece from my Silver Hodgepodge Hardware from the Occasions Mini. Those ribbon sliders are so cute. Love them too!!

Have a great week everyone. TFL!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Club Cards for Week of Feb. 4th

Here are 2 of my 3 projects we did this week at my Clubs. For all of you that don't know I work at a CPA firm so we are very busy right now. I just wanted to say that so I could officially whine about not being able to stamp as much as I would like. Actually I would just like to stamp some. It's Sat. afternoon, I got home from work around 3:00 pm and after I do this post I think I will go and stamp. Woohoo!!!!! Check back after the first of this week and I may have another post from some weekend stamping.

The first card was a CASE from this card. Wasn't her card beautiful? The only things I changed are the colors and I omitted one brad and the number 3. Yes, I love bright colors. I have loved working with these stamp sets from Sale-a-Bration. I just love all of them. The only thing from SAB that I haven't used are the rub-ons. Just haven't had the time yet but I hope to remedy that today. On the second card I used the "faux silk technique" on the white panel. I got the directions off of SplitCoast Stampers and it can be found here. The ladies in my Club loved doing this technique and it was very easy. The only thing I would like to add about the technique is this: Adhere your stamped image with a glue stick and when you adhere the tissue paper to the white cardstock barely press it down or you will press out all of your wrinkles. Then, let that panel dry completely before you adhere it to your card. Yes, I learned the hard way but that's what stamping is all about, right?

Have a great weekend and TFL!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Polka Dots & Paisley

Now that I'm working tax season I decided it was time to pull out some things that I never got to post to my blog. Yes, that means I'm not stamping no where near as much as I want to be. So, here is a card I did about a year ago. I CASEd this card here. I loved her layout so I just flipped the design. I absolutely loved this set when we got it free from SU. I think I need to pull it back out soon and use it again.

Have a great week and Happy Stamping!!! TFL!!

Blog Candy winner

I used to pick the winner of the blog candy and it picked #37. The winner is mperezlope. Congratulations!! If this is you, please email me at with your snail mail address so that I can get these goodies in the mail to you. If I do not hear from the winner by Wednesday, Feb. 6th, I will used to pick another winner. So #37 please hurry and don't miss out on these goodies.

Thanks to everyone for all the compliments and kind words regarding my cards. Your comments really meant a lot to me. Have a great week!!!