Wednesday, June 30, 2010


It's the middle of the work week. One more day of work for me and I am off for 3 day weekend especially for this 4th of July holiday. I can't wait for the weekend to begin as Eclipse is out in the movie theaters. I can't wait to see it.

I would like to mention that Sparkle Smith, a creative and crafty girl is starting her own stamp line called Spakle Creations Rubber Stamp. She will be selling bare rubber stamps and EZ mounts. She is previewing her stamps this week and her store will be open on July 10th, midnight. She is currently having free giveaways. My order from Stamp and Create came today with the Whiff of Joy new release stamps (City Girls 2), The Greeting Farms, and High Hopes stamps and some wonder pattern papers from October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket. I love shopping at Stamp and Create, they have a great selections of stamps, papers, and embellishments, shipping is quick, free shipping over $55, and Lacey is such a great gal. Stamp and Create also have weekend blog candy, monthly challenges and the Wags n' Whiskers have weekly challenges.

On to my card, I stamped this card with the new Amuse release "Everything's Rosy" stamps. I love this Queen Anne Lace stamp. I used Tim Holtz's distress inks, spun sugar and worn lipstick. The leaves is from GinaK Design and the little butterfly is from Cornish Heritage Farms by Kim Hughes, Nature Silhouettes. For the background colors, I used chalks for a soft look. This is a simple card, but just love how it looks. The lines are done with the score pal. The inside of the card is pictured on your right hand.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Card Deeds:
stamps: Amuse, GinaK, Cornish Heritage Farm
Ink: Tim Holtz distress inks, Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI
Accessories: Scor pal

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ballerina Girl

Today is Monday, beginning of the work day and I will be going to work soon. I don't care for Mondays, but loves Thursday since I am off every Friday.
This adorable stamp is from Wags n' Whiskers called Tiny Dancer (they also have digi), you can purchase it at Stamp and Create. I don't like to use digi because I don't have a good printer and I prefer/love to ink up my rubber stamps. This is what got me started into cardmaking, the rubbah. I think if I start using digi, I might not love this hobby as much as I will be on the computer all the time. I can't give up my rubbah even though I use clear stamps also, but love the feel of the rubber.
Anyways, back to the card, I did this card yesterday for a family friend of ours to give to his granddaughter who is taking dance/ballet class and loves everything pink/red. I added pink rhinestones to her hair band and ballet shoes to add dimension to the card. The image with stamped on ivory cs and colored with copic markers. I still needs lots of practice on these markers, but just love how they bend so well. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketch #51 (I missed by one day).
Have a nice work week and thanks for visiting me.
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Sketch #51
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #1: Nice & Girly
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Challenge #19: Good Luck/Best Wish
Card Deeds:
Stamp: WnW tiny dancer
Paper: DCWV dp and green cs, PTI berry sorbet cs, GinaK Designs ivory cs
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, copic markers
Embellishments: Prima flowers, pink rhinestones

Sunday, June 27, 2010

World Cup & Weekly Crafting Challenges

I haven't been playing the weekly challenges lately because I was away at Las Vegas last weekend and had to catch up at work. I can't believe June is almost over. I seems like June just started yesterday, but obviously the weather tells me otherwise as the weather is HOT (extremely hot) nowadays. Next weekend will be fourth of July and Jim and I will be BBQing over at our friend's house. Have a wonderful fourth of July if I don't get to blog next weekend.

I got to play yesterday, so this is what I made, a card for my co-worker who LOVES soccer especially since the World Cup is on for a whole month. I am not really into any sports. My co-worker must be sad that both of his favorite teams lost (US and Mexico) and will not be playing for the championship. I made this card representing the US soccer team, can't you tell by the colors. I made the red strips all sparkly, with this new product called Glitter Ritz, it is from UK. I got this product at my LSS, but you can buy them at Ellen Houston , they glitter doesn't come off once you burnish it with your fingers, it feels like velvet. You can read about this product at Ellen Houston's blog. This stuff is expensive, but the little bottle lasts a long time. I colored this Wags n' Whiskers (WnW) soccer boy image with my copic markers. Added some stars from Hero Arts (stamped and cut out) and a star charm. The floss on the star charm are left over stitching floss from my cross-stitching projects I made awhile back. I need to get back into cross-stitching, that is also a very relaxing, but time consuming hobby.
Papertake Weekly: Sketch #43
Stamptacular Sunday: Challenge 65: Stars & Stripes
Stamp and Create: Challenge 2: Charms
Card Deeds:
Stamps: Wags n' Whiskers, Hero Arts
Paper: Bazzill paper, PTI pure poppy, George Pacific white , unknown dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Cherry and Blue, copic markers
Embellishments: Glitter Ritz, star charm

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wish BIG

Sunday is almost over and the start of another work week. Where did this week went? I had some really YUMMY crawfish and super jumbo shrimp this weekend, shipped over from Louisiana called Fisherman's Cove. The seafood is very fresh and the price for the crawfish was only $2.19/lb. My family usually do this a few times a year. This is the best time to get crawfish for a low price because last time we got crawfish at the end of March, it was around $3/lb.
I made some time this weekend again to play along in some of the challenges these week. I really need to motivate myself to play along in weekly challenges. I need to do my Father's Day card this week. I am such a procrastinator, can't change old habits. Now for the card, my thought process is always to look for a sketch to work with then my colors and images. This week's sketch is from Papertake Weekly sketch #42 . I stamped and colored this image for quiet some time now, just haven't put it together. I have tons of scraps I needed to use up. This stamp is Penny Black. I love those Penny Black critters, they are just darn ADORABLE. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella. I colored this image with my prisma color pencils and OMS (odorless mineral spirits) which can be found at Michaels and your local hardware store. I colored the background with my copic markers in B0000. I distressed the around the edges of the cardstocks/patterned papers with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. The used liquid applique (white) on the cupcake. I used my embossing heat gun to heat up the liquid applique rather than waiting for it to dry. The applied crystal glaze to the candle wax and orange and yellow stickles to the flame of the candle. I also added coaco (coffee) bits on the gound. I purchased it at my local scrapbook store when it went on sale. The card smells like coffee now. I haven't used any brads or light blue drew drops (found a huge pack @ Michaels last yr). I love this pink, blue, and brown color combo as it can be a male or female birthday card.
Simon Says Stamp: Recipe - 1 image, 2 patterned paper, 3 types of embellishments
Thanks for visiting my blog, have a wonderful week.
Card Deeds:
Stamps: Penny Black; sentiment: Stamping Bella
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Ice Blue Chalk ink, Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink, copic marker
Paper: Gina K luxury ivory cs, DCWV espresso cs, DCWV sweet treats dp, Basic Grey sultry dp, unknow light blue cs
Accessories: brad, nestibilities label die, liquid applique, stickles, crystal glaze, drew drops

Sunday, June 6, 2010

CAS (Clean & Simple) - Live for Today

This sentiment (above) is so true, I am learning to appreciate life and live in every moment. So sad the weekend is almost over which means gearing up for the work week. My favorite tv shows: "Desperate Housewive" and "Amazing Race" are gone for the summer, so there's not much on TV to watch right now. I have an active stamping and cardmarking weekend... happy about this especially since some weeks or months, I don't even near my craft area. I was thinking of doing some more craft challenges for this week, but decided to finish up my sheet of stamped Stampendous flower w/PTI (papertrey ink) inspiration colors: aqua mist, raspberry fizz, and summer sunrise. I love looking at other crafter's CAS cards and thought I will do some. I made two other cards w/this Stampendous stamp and this sheet of stamped image, but forgot to photograph them before giving them to my friends. Tonight I was able to take a photo of this one. Just love the simplicity and cleanness of this card. I am starting to get addicted to PTI and starting my ink, stamp, and die collection. I hold off from buying from PTI as long as possible especially their ink pads, but once I started purchasing their products, I am addicted. I need to slowly build my collection since I have so many other companies' products are I addicted too.

Challenge: CAS70 on SCS: Quote, Verses & Saying as the main focus

Card Deeds:
Stamps: Stampendous, PTI sentiment

Ink: PTI aqua mist, various Colorbox chalk/pigment ink (forgot the color names)
Paper: PTI aqua mist and cs purchased from Michael
Accessories: pearls colored w/Copics, glitter that is like velvet (forgot the brand)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers & Challenges

Happy Saturday. I thought today is Sunday because I had time to stamp the last few days. Ususally I'm busy on Friday's to do my miscellaneous errands, but I was home all day yesterday. My birthday just past a few days ago, I can't believe a am in my mid-30s and seems like yesterday we moved into our Arizona home & now we have been in this house for 5 years. Time passes by so fast.
I got some stamping done yesterday and finished this card today. I made this for a co-worker's son's (Moses) birthday. He is having a super hero birthday party theme, so I thought this is a perfect stamp to use for his birthday card. I used the cute Wags 'n Whiskers' stamp which you can purchase at Stamp and Create. I colored the image with copic markers (this is my new favorite color medium) then sponged yellow-orange ink around the image. I added the superman triangle "M" (personal touch). Cardstocks and dps are from various brands: Gina K, DCWV, Bazzil. I used ribbon, a star charm, and nestabilities die. I haven't decided what I want to do inside the card. I will wait till my co-worker sees this and see what sentiment he wants for the outside & inside.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Card Deeds:
Stamp: Wags n' Whiskers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack inks (Limonade & Butterscotch), copic markers
Paper: Gina K, Bazzil, and DCWV
Accessories: ribbon from Michaels, star charm, nestabilities die

Friday, June 4, 2010

Candy Blog

Karen is offering some wonderful candy blog to celebrate her birthday. Check out her blog.

Stamp and Create Wednesday Candy Blog

This week's candy blog is shimmerz at Stamp and Create . Go check it out for your chance to win.