Friday, September 4, 2009
Hee hee...I love that line from "Breaking Dawn" that's on the bookmark...**sigh**...hee hee...thanks so much for stopping by - hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
...and I knew exactly what I wanted to do!! I didn't have any images of dogs surfing - but I do have images of turtles surfing - so I went with that. The set I used is OCL's Hangin' Loose with Kona (an Eclectic Paperie exclusive set) - the sentiment is from this set as well. I've had this set forever and I need kicked in the behind for not inkin' it up yet because it's just too darn cute. I think I made up for it though by using every turtle in the set to create this scene - hee hee...the matching wall paper that goes with this border on the inspiration site was striped - so I drew inspiration from that too by adding some striped paper behind my image panel. I colored the image with Copics and sponged my sky on like I did on my card yesterday. I added a few flower brads for accents and even got to play with my new Nesties too - the inverted scallop circle set. Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
It's been a long time since I've had this much fun making a card - this one just sort of came together really easily too...I've been drooling over this OCL "Holiday Cruiser" set since I discovered the new releases. I ordered it from EP as soon as it was back in stock and inked it up as soon as it got here yesterday - it's such a fun set to play with - I just love the way everything in the set interchanges - the possibilities are endless really. I did a lot of masking to create my scene - and it's sort of an ironic scene too, isn't it?? It certainly feels like the holidays fly by - one right on top of the other - Halloween stuff has been in stores for a month or so now and I saw Christmas stuff out at Hobby Lobby the other day - crazy!! Anywho - I colored the scene in with Copics - well - except the sky - it was sponged on with Versamagic Sea Breeze ink. The three panels were embossed with Cuttlebug folders - the purple with the Spiderweb folder, the orange with the Pumpkins folder and the red with the Snowflakes folder. Thanks SO much for stopping by and for those of you still following me - for not giving up on me - you guys are the best!!! ;)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This second card was done with the new Annie LaPoint "Harvest of Hope" set - what a beautiful image, huh?? I can see this one being VERY versatile!! The image was colored in with Copics and the new HTDT? tutorial also shows a great trick on getting shading in those small leaves and flower petals. The paper on this one is from the MFT Spring collection as well and the ribbon from the MFT plaid ribbon pak. I punched my flowers and put a small pink gemstone in the center of each of them as well.
MFT is releasing 3 sets - which will be available starting at midnight - Feelin' Fruity, Spread a Harvest of Hope (Annie LaPoint) and Bubble Bunny. Be sure to get your order in early to qualify for the "First 50" - the special "First 50" Memento Dew Drop collection continues this week with "Bamboo Leaves"!! And in honor of another Copic tutorial - this week's spotlight is on the My Favorite Copic Collection - the perfect way to either start or add-on to your Copic collection!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by - your next stop on the hop is Cindy- and I know she has some BEAUTIFUL eye candy to share with you!!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
We've got a FUN release for you this month - MFT will be releasing 4 brand new sets Wedneday night after the new release Cocktail Party over on SCS from 8-10 PM EST (remember TLC'ers get to order the releases starting at 9 PM EST). MFT is also releasing some new polka dot ribbon - a perfect choice for those summer projects!! Also - this month starts the First 50 Memento Dew Drop Collection - for the next 24 weeks, the first 50 prize will be a Memento Dew Drop and each week - we will feature a NEW color. If you place an order each Wednesday and are in the first 50 orders - you will earn the complete collection for FREE over the next 24 weeks. For this Wednesday - the first 50 will receive a FREE Memento Dew Drop in Angel Pink with their order - how cool is that!? And what a way to complete your Memento Dew Drop collection!! Hope to see everyone at the party - Paula and I will be announcing the One Click Collection winner as well - see you then!! Your next stop on the hop...the FABULOUSLY talented - Cindy - enjoy!!!
Monday, June 29, 2009
So where have I been?? Well - we just got back from a week in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!! Here are my 2 beach boys having fun in the water - we just had an absolute blast and I am SO itching to scrap our trip already - so you may even start seeing some LO's soon!! ;) I think I mentioned we were leaving in my last post - but I normally don't like to splash all over my blog that we were leaving our house for a week, kwim?? But I'm back now - feeling great and ready to get back to blogging!! I hope to see you all at the MFT Release Party over on SCS Wednesday night from 8-10 PM EST - and don't forget about the blog hop - it starts tomorrow at 10 PM for lots of eye candy and maybe some blog candy at the end too!! ;) See you then!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that after my long absences - I still have some blog readers left - LOL!! I really hated not posting this past week as we are getting ready to head out on Saturday for some week-long R & R in Myrtle Beach, SC - ahh...I'm SO looking forward to vacation!! If you're looking for some MFT goodness though - be sure to check out the other MFT design team members' blogs as well as the MFT forum on SCS - there's ALWAYS some fun going on there!! Talk to you all soon!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The frame around the sentiment is actually a sticker frame - it came in the same stack as the paper I used for this card came in (it's from an old paper stack by a company called Stemma - the Damask Scrap Pad). I did one of the larger Triangle Trifold cards - so the finished size of my card closed is a 4 in. square. Such a quick little card to do - but can you imagine your hubby's face when he finds it in his briefcase one morning??? Hee hee...thanks SO much for stopping by - I'm feeling better and things are starting to calm down around here a bit - so I'm looking forward to more stamping time over the weekend!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
So I took on quite a task with this card - LOL - I missed a very special little boy's birthday (well - I remembered it - I just didn't get a card there on time :( ) and I wanted to have something extra special to send down to him. I was in Archiver's the other day and I splurged and bought the Sizzix Bigz 3-D Three Tier Cake pop-up die - and OMG - how cool is this die!? It actually wasn't as hard to assembles as it first looked and this card was actually my first try with it. The base of my pop-up cake was done with some shimmery silver paper - I thought that would be a good base for a robot cake. In keeping with the robot theme - I stamped, colored and cut out one of the robots from the Our Craft Lounge set "The Botz Family" (LOVE this set - I do lots of boys cards - so this set is perfect for me!) for the topper of my cake - he fit perfectly at the top!! I decorated the sides of my cake with "cog" die cuts - I cut these with my Cricut (from the Accent Essentials cart). The patterned paper is from the DCWV "All About Boys" stack. Here's a pic of the outside of the card...
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
I hope to see you at the MFT new release Cocktail Party this Wednesday night from 8-10 PM EST over in the MFT forum at SCS - and there is still time to play in the June One Click Collection challenge - one lucky winner will receive ALL the June releases!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Hanna Stamps is hosting a release party over on the Hanna forum at SCS tomorrow night from 9-11 PM EST - I hope you'll stop by - it's always a blast - fun chatting, prizes, challenges. etc. And thanks for stopping by my blog today!!
So anywho - I do have a card to share with you today - it's for today's Featured Stamper challenge over on SCS - today's challenge features the SCS sketch queen herself - Rox - YAY!! I chose this card to case - I fell in love with it on the spot and knew exactly how I wanted to CASE it. I wanted to keep the insect theme of the card - so I pulled out the ant image and the food images from the new Who's That Girl? "Let's Picnic" set (being released this Wednesday, June 3rd) - I stamped the food images on top of the ants like they were carrying the food off and the sentiment from this new set provides a good warning for all of our summer picnics - LOL!! I kept the overall layout of Rox's card - although I did add an extra black layer to make my main panel a bit wider. I also kept the punched flowers on the card - I just changed the placement of them on my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by - don't forget to pop over and check out the June One Click challenge contest - Joanne and Christina posted it yesterday - pull out some chipboard from your stash and play along to win all of the June releases!!!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
One more sneak for you today - this image as well as the sentiment is from the new set called "Five Little Dresses" and let me tell ya - you fashion lovers are going to go bonkers over this set!!! I love this mod girl's little swinging dress - and of course - what mod girl is complete without her white go-go boots??? Hee hee...this card is for today's Hanna Stamps challenge as well - which is a sketch challenge hosted by Frances - you can play along at the challenge here. I love this paper with this image - although I can't for the life of me tell you where it came from - I found it at the bottom of my dp stash - which means it's been there for a looooooooooong time - LOL!! Besides my Copics - the only other accessory I used on this card was the CB "Spots and Dots" folder to emboss the circle on the corner of my card.
And now for some news...this will be my last release with Hanna Stamps :( as I am stepping down from the team at the end of this month. I can't even begin to tell you what a difficult decision it was - Hanna Stamps will always be my first stamping love and I have made so many amazing friends on the team. There is no big drama involved in the decision though - I really just needed to free up some more of my time here at home - especially for my kiddos. I've been with Hanna Stamps for a little over a year now and it's just been an absolutely wonderful experience!! So I would like to take this opportunity to thank the sweet and extremely generous Kristi Ferro, our fearless (and amazing) DT leader Vicki Garrett and all the other wonderful ladies that I've had the honor to work with on the Hanna team - I will miss you all!!!
To end on a happy note - Hanna Stamps will be hosting another fabulous release party on Monday June 1st from 9-11 PM over on the Hanna forum on SCS - there'll be lots of fun challenges, prizes, and chatting as well as the release of the 2 new sets and 2 new Rileys - hope you'll stop by!!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Dear Mrs. Henderson,
I can’t believe it’s the end of another school year already! I remember how nervous Andrew was about starting first grade – he thought he was going to have (MOUNDS) of homework and was nervous that his new teacher might think he was an (AIRHEAD). When he found out he had you for a teacher – he thought his eyes were playing (TWIX) on him – he was very excited to be getting a fabulous teacher like you!! And it turns out you were a (LIFESAVER) as Andrew has turned into quite the Honor (ROLO) student! I had (STARBURST) in my eyes while reading his progress reports!
So, as our thanks to you, we are going to go to Mr. Land and ask him to give you a big bonus of (100 GRAND) for being such a great teacher! Have an (EXTRA) fun summer and here are a few (HUGS & KISSES) for you to enjoy (NOW AND LATER)!
Andrew and Candice Lighty
So all of the candy that is in bold in the message I put in the card is included in the jar - how fun, huh?? We had such a fun time picking out all the candy we could include in the note! Here's a close-up of the jar - notice how I put a strip of DP inside the jar - it's a 2 inch wide strip of the new Stephanie Fizer School digi papers that are being released with the label sets as well - I just LOVE how everything works together!! The new digi papers are AWESOME!!! The chalk board is from the new school label set - I stamped my chalkboard on black paper and then embossed it with silver EP - my sentiment on the chalkboard was stamped and embossed with white EP. The books and the ruler images are from the set as well - I colored them with Copics and then cut them out and adhered them to the chalkboard label.
This was such a fun gift to put together and very thrift-y gift-y as well!! We went thru a lot of the candy we had at home to find candy that would work in our message - and with a pak of the jars, paper and label sets being released by MFT - think of all the teacher gifts you could put together quickly as we are fast approaching the end of the year!! I hope you've enjoyed this stop on the hop - you're next stop is the very talented Natalie - I know she has something amazing to share with you!! Enjoy!!
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This one was Andrew's favorite - he's got the best laugh!!