Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ian, I Think I Love You

Here is a card using Anya's sweet companion Ian from Pink Poison/The Greeting Farm. I stamped him with Brilliance Black ink and embossed him with clear embossing powder before coloring him with my Copic Markers. I used the Windsor Knot designer paper from SU. Cardbase is Sage Shadow and the layers are all matted with Chocolate Chip. I used the Rectangle Nestabilites on the main focal image. Everything is popped with dimensionals.

Hope you have a great week. Thanks for coming by to check me out.


Monday, December 29, 2008

MTSC24 - Cup of Flowers

This card is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC24. I used the Pink Poison set Cup of Stuff AGAIN. I'm just loving the stamp sets I have gotten from them. Look for more posts this week because I received 2 new stamps from them today. Woohoo!!!

This card used the Raspberry Tart designer paper. If you haven't seen this paper in person then you are in for a real treat when you see it. The pictures just do not do it justice. It's utterly breathtaking, as least for you bright colored cardstock lovers anyway, which is me, me, me. The cardbase is Cameo Coral and the scalloped layer under the main image panel is Real Red. I stamped the image with Brilliance Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The flower on the left has been popped up two layers and the flower on the right is popped up once. It's all been colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is stamped with Brilliance Black ink also and embossed with clear embossing powder. Antique Brass Build-a-Brads are added to the right side and have pieces of the Raspberry Tart paper punched out for them. The designer paper has been pierced with SU's Paper Piercer and Mat Pack. Real Red ribbon finishes it off.

Don't forget to check out Mercy's blog and play along with her sketch. She has the instructions there on how to play. Hope you can join us.

Thanks for coming by to check me out. Have a wonderful Holiday week.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lots to Show Off

My first card is for this week's Sketch Challenge over at SCS, SC208. I used another sweet image from Pink Poison (The Greeting Farm starting Jan. 1st) called Cup of Stuff. Wow, I just love their stamps. I'm so glad I found them. The designer paper is from the Ski Slope designer paper pack from SU. Cardbase is Real Red as is the ribbon. Image is colored with CopicMarkers and the bling is Kaiser Rhinestones.

Card number two is for this past Monday's Mojo Sketch Challenge #66. Yes, another Pink Poison image from the set called Caketopper. This is the stamp that got it all started for me. I saw this card on Nancy Morgan's blog and knew I had to have the stamp. It's just total sweetness!!! The cardbase is Basic Black, the pink designer paper is from Sweet Always from SU, and the gray designer paper is from Ghostly Greetings from SU. Sweet little Anya has Diamond Stickles on her dress. Love, love, love these stamps.

This last card is a beauty I received from my sweet and dear friend Mercy Kerin. I fell in love with this card when I saw it on her blog and she was sweet enough to give it to me. Thanks Mercy, love you girlfriend!! Check out other beauties by Mercy here on her blog.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and your New Year's is just as great. Thanks for coming by to check me out.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Angelic Anya

This card is for Jen del Muro's Sketch For You to Try from this past Saturday, December 20th. I used another one of my new stamps I got from Pink Poison last week. (Pink Poison will officially change their name to The Greeting Farm next week on January 1st.) The little angel on the card is called Anya. She is so precious, isn't she?

I used the SU Sweet Always Designer paper along with Chocolate Chip. I stamped Anya with Rich Cocoa Momento Ink and embossed her with clear embossing powder. She was then colored with Copic Markers. Her wings and halo have Diamond Stickles on them. I cut her out and popped her up with dimensionals. The three Prima flowers have designer brads in the center.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I'm starting to feel a little better so hopefully it will be a fun filled next two days. Christmas is so much more awesome when you have a little one at home, isn't it? Garrett is so excited and can't wait for the next two days. To all my readers out there, I'm sending you tons of Holiday wishes your way.


Monday, December 22, 2008

MTSC23 - Loving These Precious Mice!!

Hello everyone. I am feeling very poorly this weekend so I set this post up Saturday evening so it would automatically post Monday night. I knew I probably would not feel like doing it later.

This is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC23 for this week. LOVING THOSE LAYERS MERCY!! I got this stamp set last week from the company Pink Poison and it's called Cup of Stuff. Don't you just love the cute mouse's butts??? I got 3 sets from Pink Poison so look for some cute cards coming up soon.

I used the SU Ski Slope paper as my designer paper on this card. The sentiment is from the SU retired set Fancy Flexible Phrases. The mice were stamped with black Brilliance Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder then colored with Copic Markers. Love those markers!!

If I don't post again before Christmas I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for coming by to check me out.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Posting Preview Stamp Sets

I have been getting several comments today regarding posting preview stamp sets from the new Catalog that starts in January. I have deleted these comments. Just so the people that left the comments will know, and for any demonstrators out there that are not aware, I called Demonstrator Support this morning and they verified that it is perfectly fine to post new preview sets anywhere you would like (personal blogs, SCS, SU demo website, etc). This is a change that went into effect during the last few months and DS said that the demonstrator manual may not reflect this new change. If you have any comments of this nature please be courteous in the future and email me and please do not post a comment on my blog to this effect. I take being a demonstrator very seriously and I would not do anything (to my knowledge anyway) that I was not supposed to do as a demonstrator.

Thanks to my faithful followers that always read my blog and for posting your ever faithful comments. Have a great week!!


EDITED TO ADD: DS has been called a second time after numerous people told me that the last update to our demonstrator manual was last month in November 2008 and that surely I talked to a DS staff person that was mis-informed. DS assured me (again) they would be sending out a message on the SU demonstrator website telling all demos they have changed their policy again. We CAN post preview items early. GO HAVE FUN LADIES!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

MTSC22 - Just Buzzin

This card is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC22). I thought I would get out my new set Just Buzzin' By and ink it up. I love this set. I'll be doing a Great Swaps Girls (GSG) swap with it this month. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

This is another awesome sketch by Mercy. I couldn't wait to play with the sketch when she sent it to me. I used the Haiku designer paper. I stamped the hive with Brilliance Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder before I colored it. Thanks for getting me addicted to embossing all my images before I color them Mercy!! It makes the image really pop. The colors in the Haiku paper go so good with what colors you think should go with bees. I colored the bees and the hive with Copic markers. The sentiment is also stamped with Brilliance Black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Can you believe it's only 1-1/2 weeks until Christmas? I hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for coming by to check me out.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SC206 - Raspberry Stems

This card is for today's Sketch Challenge SC206 from SplitCoastStampers. I could not wait to tear in to this new paper that we, as demonstrators, could pre-order from the new Spring 2009 catalog. Isn't the background piece I showcased on the back of this card scrumptious? The paper is called Raspberry Tart and it will be available January 19th when the new catalog begins. The coordinating colors for this paper are Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Cameo Coral and Kiwi Kiss. Sounds like an odd combination but it's oh so pretty IRL. The stamp set is also a new set that will be available in that same catalog called Sweet Stems. The other colors on this card are Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink and White. I used coordinating Copic Markers to color the images. The sentiment is from a retired set called So Many Sayings.

I hope the rest of your week is wonderful and thanks for coming by to check me out.


Monday, December 8, 2008

MTSC21 - First Paper Pretties Card

OK, the lighting is terrible on this picture. I usually take my pictures during the daytime with natural outside light but I had to improvise tonight. I needed to get this picture to Mercy for her Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC21 tonight. I will take a better picture tomorrow and change the one on this post.
(Edited: picture has been updated. This copy is a little better than my first try).

I think Mercy is making all her sketches just for me. LOL!! She likes bunches of layers about as much as I do. Isn't this new image I got today from Paper Pretties just the bomb? I have had my eye on these images for a while. Everyone that knows me knows the saying on this card was made just for me. I REALLY don't do mornings very well. I have a hard time just talking until I have been up a couple of hours and had a nice big cup of coffee.

The designer paper on this card is from the Bella Rose designer pack from SU. The card base is Riding Hood Red and all the layers are matted with Chocolate Chip. The scallop piece under the pink panel was done with the Scallop Edge Punch from SU.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and thanks for coming by to check me out.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Butterfly Award from Riley

I was awarded this precious Butterfly Award from Riley at Stampin' & Dancin' With Riley. Thank you so much Riley for the award and for thinking my blog is deserving of it. It made my day. I want to pass this award off to some people that really inspire me with their work. Thanks ladies for your continual inspiration and just the utter enjoyment of looking at your work.

Mercy from Lord Have Mercy!

Jessie from Can you say???.... Addicted (to stamps)!!!

Jamie from Graceful Designs

Nancy from iSTAMP

Chat from Me, My Stamps and I

Dawn from TreasureOiler Designz

Thanks for coming by to check me out and have a great week.


Monday, December 1, 2008

MTSC20 - Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge

This card is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC20. I used the colors in the designer paper Sweet Always. Don't you just love those bright colors? The pillow and shoe have been paper pieced by stamping the image on designer paper, cutting it out and popping it with dimensionals. I like that effect on this card much better than coloring it. Other than that the card is pretty straight forward. The colors I used are Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, White and Sweet Always Designer. The rhinestones are from Kaiser.

Cute sketch, huh? How about playing along, and when uploading your card please use the code MTSC20.

Thanks for coming by to check me out. Have a great week.