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Monday, March 31, 2008

Cowyboy Kenny Thanks You

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE. I stamped the fence onto vanilla CS using Timber brown Stazon then colored the post. The wagon wheel is stamped with stazon, colored, cut out (even in between the spokes) and the left edge is popped up on 2 diminsional with the right edge glued to the CS for more of a tilted diminsional look. Cowboy Kenny was stamped 3 times then colored and the hat, bridel, and mane are all popped up as well as the image itself. This card will be hand delivered as I do not think it will lay flat enough to run through a metered machine. lol. All images were stamped w/Timber Brown Stazon then colored w/Prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The sentiment is from a set I bought at Scrapbook markets Trash & Treasure sale many yrs ago and has a label on it "Wild West". It is red rubber on cling. If you know the name of it and from what company please let me know. There are many images in this set and they are all gorgeous. I will be giving this to my dd who was such a wonderful help with her sister's baby shower Sunday. I think she will get a kick out of it.
Rubbernecker, Cowboy Kenny, Wagon Wheel, Fence, Wild West, Much Obliged
Paper: vanilla, white
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon
Accessories: diminsionals
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Sunday, March 30, 2008


This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - ScrapNExtras. Laura has a fantastic gallery and it was very difficult to choose but I finally decided on her SUMMER PIECED to CASE. I changed the colors and the set but kept the layout close to hers. I placed my photo corners, which are Quickutz large & small, in the top corners of my card base instead of the focal image. The dress is paper pieced and everything else is colored w/prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. Crystal Effects are applied to the shoes. I used ribbon on top of cs above the dp layer and made my sentiment layer a tag with a daisy eyelet for last weeks WAYS TO USE IT - Tagged Challenge.
And Everything Nice, So Many Sayings
Paper: Afternoon Tea, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Close To Cocoa
Ink: Groovy Guava, Close To Cocoa, Black Stazon
Accessories: Daisy Eyelet, Gamsol, Crop-a-dile, double stitched soft sky ribbon, Quickutz large and small photo corners, tag punch, diminsionals
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Friday, March 28, 2008

Warm Both Way Blossoms

This is covering 4 challenges. Today's LIMITED SUPPLY -Why?, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT - Spray, Wednesday's SKETCH and Tuesday's COLOR - Whisper Soft Gray CHALLENGES.My flower image was stamped in bashful blue then I used my gray marker to ink the stem section. i applied stickles to the flower for glitter. The sentiment from warm words was stamped in bashful blue then the panel was sprayed with bashful blue and gray markers using my color spritzer tool and matted on bashful blue. The next panel is basic gray with a gray ribbon slider brad I just had to have at Michaels on one of mine a e3stampers shopping sprees. Got home and thought WHY? Never have even tried to use them until today. The ribbon is a baby blue sheer. The next panel is bashful blue pallet of prints and the base is white stamped with the Dots Background in Bashful Blue then matted on Basic Gray. How did I do?
Stamps: Warm Words, Both Way Blossoms, Dotted Background
Paper: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, White, Bashful Blue Pallet of Prints
Ink: Bashful blue, Basic Gray
Accessories: Gray Ribbon Slider Brad, Blue Sheer Ribbon, color spritzer tool, Ranger Star Dust Stickles
Techniques: Color Spritzing

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Embrace Life with Short & Sassy De-Bossing

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and I also used a previous weeks TECHNIQUE LOVERS-Vellum DeBossing for the large flower. This sketch was a challenge for me but I think I pulled it off ok. Panel 3 was not quite as long as I would have wanted it and I may put a layer of plain river rock under it yet. The focal image is layered w/guave then ruby red. The flower on the focal image layer was colored with guava then ruby red and crystal effects applied. Sentiment stamped in ruby red. The vellum flower was also colored using guava & ruby red then a red large brad to the center and popped up. Panel 1 is guava stamped with the stem image and I colored around in some of the open stems.
Stamps: Embrace Life. Short & Sassy
Paper: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Whtie, Ginger Blossom, River Rock PP
Ink: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red
Accessories: brad, crystal effects
Techniques: Vellum De-Bossing, sponge distressing

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pretty Punch A Bunch of Sprinkles

This is for today's COLOR and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - Flap Fold Card CHALLENGES.I used basic gray for my base then stamped one of the Sprinkles images in black on the top and bottom fronts. I trimmed the edge of my 1/2 cicle with scallop decorative scissors, paper pierced then doodled around the edges of my base, the Bashful blue Scallop Circle layer and the inside of the circles of the images with my white soufle pen. The Flower is stamped 3 times in Bashful Blue and cut out at 3 different levels and popped up with a white brad in the center. The hummingbird was colored with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles applied to the wings and the white belly. Had a really difficult time with these colors.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Sprinkles, MFT-Punch A Bunch
Paper: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, White
Ink: Bashful Blue, black
Accessories: White Jel Pen, Mega & Giga Scallop Punch, Scallop Decorative Scissors, Paper Piercer, Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles, Brad
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Faux stitching

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt

Well we had all of the Grands over for an egg hunt and I think my dh will be amazed when he mows the grass and finds the rest of the plastic eggs. He thinks they have all been found. YEY! Not by my count. But anyway here are a few pics of the festivies.

Spring Sunshine Flap Fold

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Flap Fold Card. I have had this image colored for awhile now just need the right card to place it on and today was the day. The image was stamped twice and colored then the flowers in her hand were cut out and popped up. I applied stickles around the base of the wings for shine. She is matted on a white Mega Circle Scallop and then Yellow Giga Circle Scallop punch out. I used some paper from my Summer Mat Stack and then punched out the larger SPRING lettering using a 1/2" circle punch then popped them up around the top.
Stampendous Sunshine Fairy
Paper: DCWV Summer Mat Stack
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Ranger Stardust Stickles, !/2" cicle Punch Fiskars Circle Template
Techniques: Flap Fold Card

Sunday, March 23, 2008


This is for 4 challenges this week. Today's FEATURED STAMPER-Pickletree. Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY-Which One, Tuesday's COLOR-Krafty Orchid Shadows, and Monday's TECHNQIUE LOVERS-Cuttlebug Negative Effect CHALLENGES. I CASED Amy's BIRTHDAY DOODLE for the card on the left and her PENNY BLACK for the one on the right.I inked up Birds & Swirls w/Sage Shadow and Sage Shadow thru the cuttlebug. I used a sheet of dp from Memory Block-Inspiration. I stamped the flower using Orchid Craft Ink then heat embossed with Irredescant EP and placed a Silver Brad from Hodge Podge Hardware in the center after cutting it out. The Sentiment is matted on Orchid and Kraft, paper pierced and faux stitched. I punched out the flower in orchid, stamped the My Mom Sentiment in Sage and punched the circle out then attached it to the punched flower and popped it up. The tall panel image was inked w/markers then huffed. The center of the flowers has a spot of stickles.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Fancy Flexible Phrases, $1 Store With Love Sentiment
Paper: kraft, orchid opulence, sage shadow, white, Memory Box - Inspiration
Ink: orchid opulence, sage shadow
Accessories: Silver Hodge Podge Brad, Ribbon, Flower Punch, Circle Punch, Paper Piercer
Techniques: Paper Piercing, Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Along The Seaside Inspiration

This is a combonation of today's beautiful INSPIRATION using this wonderful nautical charm bracelet and Beate's WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGES. I was not happy with my creation Friday but I think I made up for it. The base is river rock stamped in river rock with seashells from Along the Shore. The inside layers are Cool Carribean and Soft Sky. The main image is from Seaside Sketches stamped in black Stazon and colored w/Prismacolor Pencils then blended w/Gamsol. I also used all 3 colors to sponge the beach, shore line and sky and added a touch of yellow for the sun. The sentiment is stamped in cool carribean on top of the seashells in river rock. I applied Frosted lace stickles along the seashore to look like seafoam.
Stamps: Along The Shore, Seaside Sketches
Paper: River Rock, Soft Sky, Cool Carribean, White
Ink: River Rock, Soft Sky, Cool Carribean
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Ranger Frosted Lace Stickles, SU Scallop Punch, Fiskars Circle Template
Techniques: Gamsol magic, Distress sponging

Friday, March 21, 2008

Sunshine in Orchid

Not at all happy with this but here it is anyway. I think my mojo went bye bye. Maybe I will get it back tomorrow. Anyway this is Sunshine Fairy and she is stamped in black stazon then water colored w/orchid opulence, sage shadow and brown. The wings are covered w/Ranger Stardust Stickles. The tag WAYS TO USE IT -Tagged is stamped in sage shadow then the edges were distressed w/ss. The kraft background was distressed w/cuttlebug dots after being inked w/sage shadow for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - CB -The negative effect. I used this weeks COLORS -Krafty Orchid Shadows for color choices.
Stamps: Sunshine, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Sage Shadow, Kraft
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Cuttlebug - dots
Techniques: Distressing, sponging

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Well today is our 9th Anniversary. Yeh! I am still so happy. I was divorced for 11 1/2 yrs before I met my darling husband of today and it was well worth the wait. I told someone today that compared to my 1st marriage even with the minor faults this one is a walk in the park on a spring day. I still can not believe he wanted to marry me. Anyway I have a day full of meetings at work with one after another so no stampin' for me today especially since the WT Challenge was not up at 4:30am when I was. I will play catch up tomorrow because dh is taking me out to eat after work. I will also take a pic and upload my Anniversary card I got this morning. It is just tooo cute and you have to see it. Have a wonderful day.
UPDATE: I just received a dozen of the prettiest red rose buds in the most gorgeous arrangement I believe I have ever seen from dh. Isn't he the greatest? YES HE IS!! Pics to come as soon as I get home.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's Bar-B-Que Time

OK I am so ready for these 40 mph winds to die down so dh can fire up the grill. I love grilled meat & vegs so when I saw today's SKETCH CHALLENGE I guess my brain kicked into grill mode because this is the first set I thought of and because I could not take time to think of how to combine the TLC and there was NO way to use this weeks colors this is 1 challenge card but please do not remove my crown. I will be back tomorrow with a double or triple hopefully,lol. Anyway this is paper studio red gingham dp matted on black. The red layer of cs is some I got from Micheals and I also stamped and cut the grill part out and glued it to the white layer with the grill stamped on it. the burgers and dogs are stamped in black stazon and colored with water color pencils as they have been feeling rejected since I bought my prismacolor pencils so I thought I would use them today. Crystal Effects applied to the dogs, cheese and lettuce on the burgers for shine. The apron, mitt & sentiment are stamped in rose red with the mitt cut out at glued to the sentiment layer which is popped up. The bottom of the red layer was trimmed with lace border punch bc you know us ladies have to have our lacey table cloths. How did I do considering I almost passed out when I saw the SC for today? I am not a person that usually does multi layers and have a really hard time with 3 panels.
Stamps: Backyard BBQ
Paper: Paper Studio Red Gingham, Black, Red, White
Ink: Rose Red, Black Stazon, Silver
Accessories: crystal effects, Lace border punch, black gingham ribbon

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wild Rose Wedding Card

This is for today's COLOR - Krafty Orchid Shadows, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - CB The Negative Effect, and a previous week SKETCH CHALLENGES. Since I started stamping I have longed for the day that I make one of those cards that makes someone go " oooo". Well maybe today, or maybe not we will see, anyway I am so happy with how this turned out. I stamped fine lace using sage shadow on Kraft layer and matted on orchid. I ran the sage shadow layer through the cuttlebug after inking the neg side w/sage shadow using the script folder. The focal image was stamped with a script background I picked up at Michaels a few yrs back in sage shadow then the stem and leafs. I stamped off 1 time on the solid stamp leaf. The Rose buds were stamped in orchid with the solid stamp stamped off 1 time. I cut 1 of the rose & stem out and popped it up. Ranger Star dust Stickles applied randomly to the buds and leafs. This was then matted on orchid then sage after clipping the alternate corners with a corner punch on all 3 layers and popped up. I do not have any orchid ribbon yet but will be ordering some this week so I had to use what I had as close to it as I could find. The hodge podge hardware is compliments of e3stamper my dd who loves to buy and share with me. The sentiment is from Fancy Flexible Phrases and stamped in orchid. Please feel free to let me know if you held your breath when you saw this. It would do an old woman's heart good. OH MY I just realized you can barely make out the s in Mrs. but it is there.
Stamps: Wild Rose, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Script
Paper: Kraft, Orchid Opulence, Sage Shadow, White
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Hodge Podge Silver, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, corner punch
Techniques: Negative Embossed Effect

Monday, March 17, 2008

Touch of Spring

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - Cuttlebug:Negative Effect, Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER-Betcha Becky, Tuesday's COLOR -Basic Pomegrante, and BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGES all rolled up into this one card. I wanted to do Beate's Sketch and I also wanted to CASE another of Becky's cards and chose her CASED ALWAYS. I changed the sketch and colors and used the cb instead of PP. The birds & swirls folder was inked with purely pomegrante on the negative side of the folder then I placed my paper in, closed the folder and ran it through the CB machine and the results are the middle panel (which I discovered as I was putting this together that I should have placed horizontally rather than vertically, ooppps. So I had to flip the sketch a bit, Beate' wont mind I hope. I stamped the fern in versa mark on Basic Gray. I used a ribbon slider I received in some happy mail recently, yeh I am using new stuff. I colored the bird using my stamp pads and blender pen because on the other side of that cs I colored the hummingbird from another set using Prismacolor pencil and it turned out more of a purplish color-didn't like it so I turned it over and tried again. The sentiment was stamped in black and yes the t is on the tree branch. Oh and I got downstairs took the pic and realized as I was loading on SCS that I left off the Black Matt on the gray layer. Oh Well. Tomorrow is another day. Gotta head to work. Have a great day and stamp one for me.
Touch of Nature, Spring Song, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Basic Gray, Black, Purely Pomegrante
Ink: Purely Pomegrante, Black, Black Stazon, Basic Gray
Accessories: Ribbon Slider, Ribbon, Cuttlebug & Emboss Folder
Techniques: Negative Embossed Effect

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Measure of Life CASE

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Betcha Becky. I chose her GREATFUL COLLAGE to CASE from her gallery. I changed the sketch just a bit by making my designer layer the same lenth as my base and not matting it and no sentiment. I may add a sentiment later. The base is sage shadow stamped with Floral background using sage shadow. The designer layer is the new yummy spring fling PP from SU. It is just to pretty and I have had it just did not want to cut it. I have also had this stamp set since last year before it retired but have not found a way to use it until today. Yeh! I think it fits well with this. The image was stamped on vanilla with sage shadow and then colored with pastel chaulks of pretty in pink, so saffron & certainly celery then Frosted Lace stickles applied. Matted on Pretty in pink & Sage shadow.
Stamps: Measure of Life, Floral
Paper: Spring Fling, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow
Accessories: Ribbon, Stardust Frosted Lace Stickles

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Inspirational Treat Yourself

Well this certainly did NOT turn out irl as IMM (in my mind) :( I hate it when it does that! I have marvelous visions downstair while I soaked up the INSPIRATION - Candy Toss CHALLENGE. But something happened from downstairs to upstairs in my playroom. Anway here are the deets: I stamped the candy machine in black stazon and colored real red marker and a silver marker. Then stamped the globe part and cut the center out to reverse mask and stamped the candy pieces. I used the BB colors and should have chosen a different green. I stamped some candy and cut out to pop up. This was matted on red cs. The sentiment was inked w/markers, huffed, and stamped. The lollipops are a far cry from my visions but I put them on anyway. I used the small slices from Citrus & Such in dew drop versamagic mando & key lime and su Yo Yo Yellow Craft Ink then embossed w/clear glitter ep and matted this on orange cs. I will be giving this to one of my grandbabies on their BD. They don't care if it is not pretty they just like getting them.
Stamps: Treat Yourself, Citrus & Such, Sweet Holidays
Ink: Real red, Yo Yo Yellow, Glorius Green, Lovely Lavendar, Only Orange, Versamagic Mango & Key Lime, YoYo Yellow Craft, Black Stazon
Accessories: clear glitter EP
Techniques: Huffing, Heat Embossing

Friday, March 14, 2008

MFT Ride'em Cowgirl

There was no stamping for me Thursday so I had some catching up to do plus I had some new stamps. YEH!!
This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY - No Tools, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT-PP, Wednesday's SKETCH and a past Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - ALL MIXED UP CHALLENGES. I just received my new MFT stamp set and needed to get it dirty so I stamped the image in Timber Brown Stazon on vanilla and then on the stripped PP. Cut out the skirt and pieced it on the vanilla. I braided 3 shades of hemp and glued this in circle where the rope image is on the stamp. I colored the boots and ground with watercolor pencils and stamped HOWDY in Timber Brown Stazon on the right upper corner of panel 2-b. The only tools used here were a paper cutter for the base & matts and blender pen for the wc pencils.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I've Been Tagged

OMGosh, this is my very 1st time of ever being tagged so I hope I follow the rules and do it correctly. I was tagged by Karen who has an awesome gallery on SCS. Thanks Karen. Onto the deets:
Facts About Me:
#1. I hate bridges-My 1st trip with my hubby was to St.George Island from Moultrie, GA. I handle the 1st bridge fair and kept my secret bc it was a short one. The 2nd one still OK with and no breach of secret yet but when we started over to the island on that seemingly 10mile long bridge he kept looking over at me after asking me a question and I did not answer and I was red faced, almost blue. I hold my breath just in case some idiot on the other side hits us and knocks us over the side making us fall in the water. Silly I know but a phobia of mine nevertheless. He thought I was upset with him when I started crying.
#2. I was born in Indiana and my mom brought me, brother and herself back to GA to live when I was 3yrs old where I have lived since. Tifton GA for 35 yrs and Moultrie for the past 9 yrs since I got married to the most perfect match for me.
#3. I was named after my mom's sister who sort of took over as a mother figure when their mom died. Her name was Geneva. She was more like a mom to me than an Aunt enough so that my 2 girls called her Granny and her husband Papa. She died 2 weeks before my 1st grandchild was born in 2001 and I still miss her terribly.
#4. I have ugly feet and usually do not wear sandles that reveal my first 4 toes all the same length and almost no little toe so please do not look at my feet when you meet me. I usually describe my feet as I do myself - short, fat & ugly.LOL.
#5. I always wanted to be either a teacher or a nurse. I had been out of high school 16 yrs before I got enough never to go back and graduated in 1997 from ABAC college, took my nursing exam and have been a licensed RN since. I love nursing.
#6. I had always thought how cool it would have been to have lived back in Scarlet, Ashley & Rent Butler's day of Gone With The Wind one of fav movies and I married a wonderful man in 1999 who is a Civil War Re-Enactor so guess what? I get to see a small fraction of what it would have been like. 9 layers of clothing is not the fun part. Camping in a tent with no heat or fans is not always fun but I do enjoy being in camp and watching the battles. I am continuously learning new history around those guys too.
#7. I am addicted to stamping. My gallery probably reflects that. I must stamp daily or I get the shakes. LOL. I was introducted to stamping by some co-workers. I had a SU class one day and invited my 2 girls and my oldest one was hooked too. She is now a SU Demo. I love SU stamps.

OK enough about me, now I want to know more about you so I am tagging you Shannon, Lauren, Linsey, Faith, Amanda, Kelly, & Shelly who are so kind and faithful to comment in my SCS gallery and my blog.

The rules to go by:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Hope to read your replies soon. Have a great day. Gotta go to work and the challenge is not up yet. EEEKKK

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

To Have And To Hold

OK here is the news of the day,week, or month whichever: My DH will NEVER be able to repay the debt he is accumulating. Last week I volunteered to go into ICU and work in his place so he and a co-worker could leave work and go fishing. See trout season opened 3/1/08 from being closed the entire month of Feb every year and he goes stir crazy after 3/1 until he gets to wet a hook. lol so for the sake of his mental wellbeing I was a good wife. When I volunteered I thought I would just be there if they needed me, turns out I was working with a fairly new employee and was sorta overseeing her and only 1 other experienced nurse working ooops. Well of course the phone rang and a new patient coming. The rest of the shift was AWEFUL. While I was finishing up my card Tuesday the phone rang and I was relieved when I heard his voice knowing it was not the hospital calling to see if I could work. Well guess what, they put him up to calling for them! eeekk. So I went again, and I worked ICU again. Thank GOD it was a much better day. I vowed not to answer the phone this morning if it rang :) OK on to today's challenge:
This is for today's SKETCH and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES. These colors are so elegant I had to make a Wedding Card with them. I used the new Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossed folder on the basic gray layer then applied stickles randomly then matted on black. The white layer was stamped with Gina K's Circle Stamp using versamark then heat embossed with Stampedous Marcasite EP cut out and matted on black Mega Scallop punch. The image is stamped in black stazon then colored w/blender pen from the ink pads. I applied Crystal Effects to the flowers and Ranger Stardust stickles to teh viel and gown. This really sparkles IRL. Hope you can see the shine and hope whoever gets this really likes it.

Stamps: To Have And To Hold, Gina K Circles
Paper: black, basic gray, purely pomegrante
Ink: black stazon, versa mark, purely pomegrante, black
Accessories: Stampendous marcasite EP, Crystal Effects, Ranger Star Dust Sticles, Cuttlebug, birds & Swirls Folder
Techniques: Dry Emboss, Heat Emboss

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Fruit Stand Spotlight

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE using last Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I have been wanting to try the SPOTLIGHT TECHNIQUE just never had the nerve until today. I thought it would be the perfect choice for today's CC. Image is stamped in black stazon 2 times and the berries are colored using the blender pen from the ink pad, cut out then a mat in black and popped up on the full size image. brads in 4 corners, the gray layer is distressed lines CB embossed. The pomegrante layer was stamped with Crosshatch in black and the card base black layer was paper pierced and matted white. How'd I do for my 1st time?
Stamps: Fruit Stand, Crosshatch
Paper: black, basic gray, purely pomegrante
Ink: Purely Pomegrante, balck stazon
Accessories: brads, circle punches, cuttlebug
Techniques: spotlight, dry embossing

Monday, March 10, 2008

Faux Cloisonne' Easter Egg

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS and last weeks SKETCH CHALLENGES. I used an Avon Cateloge for the solid egg from 1 pic and the smaller pic for the lower half cracked shell. The yellow layer was embossed w/ the cuttlebug swiss dot folder. The blue cs layer was stamped with the flower image in versa mark. The chick in the half cracked shell was stamped in black stazon then colored w/yo yo yellow and only orange. Sentiment stamped in orchid opulence. I think I have lost my mojo. Maybe it will return for tomorrows color challenge.
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Non SU extured orchid cs, yellow, blue, Avon Magazine Pictures
Ink: orchid opulence, black stazon, versa mark
Accessories: gold ep, cuttlebug swiss dots
Techniques: dry emboss, fauz cloisonne', omitting

Sunday, March 9, 2008

CASEing Summer By The Sea

This blunder is for today's attempt at the FEATURED STAMPER, combined with Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - Vellum DeBossing. I chose Paris' Credit to Lacyquilter to CASE. Did not do it justice. The hat is what I used as vellum debossing. I wanted to do something with all of that white area so I used my color spritzer tool again and botched it up again. I just can not seem to get the color to come out evenly and would be greatful for any tips on this. I am one of those stampers who just can not seem to leave a mess alone, I have to keep messing it up. But time is running out to get ready for church so I am loading it anyway. Sorry Paris' I will try another one later. I changed the colors and the sketch and replaced the primas for daisy brads.
Stamps: Summer By The Sea, Wonderful Words
Paper: Purely Pomegrante, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Vellum
Ink: Puerly Pomegrante, VersaMark, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Accessories: Color Spritzer tool, SU markers, daisy brads
Techniques: Vellum Debossing, Spritzing

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Quick Vellum Illuminations

This is for today's INSPIRATION, Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - Vellum DeBossing CHALLENGES. The image was stamped in Green Galore on white then Garden Green on Vellum and debossed then C was cut out and placed over the white layer. Lime Green Ranger Stickles applied randomly on the swirls. Matted on Green Galore then Garden Green. Lace Photo corners Quickutz cut out in Garden green. This is a 3 1/2 x 4 card that took me about 20 min to make. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Illuminations
Paper: Green Galore, Garden Green, White
Ink: Green Galore, Garden Green
Accessories: Quickutz Lace Photo Corners, Ranger Lime Green Stickles
Techniques: Vellum Debossing

Friday, March 7, 2008

Quickie Gift Card for Brandi

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE which fit what I needed for today anyway. It is storming here and not sure if we will loose power or not so I needed to make a quickie. I also needed a gift card for a bridal shower tomorrow for my niece so I made a 3x3 simple card. Stamped the bride & groom image in black on white and used a scrap from her WEDDING CARD I made recently for the lower part of the gown by paper piecing. Flowers are colored w/SU Rose Red Marker and the grooms tux & their hair is colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I applied Ranger Star Dust Stickles to the flowers, veil top portion of her gown and the raised portion of the lower vanilla CB layer. The sentiment is stamped in black. This really shines IRL and I hope she likes it.
Stamps: To Have and to Hold, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: whtie, black, vanilla
Ink: black
Accessories: Ranger Stardust Stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Pretty Amazing Happy Returns

This is for today's SKETCH and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGES. This actually turned out better than I thought it was going to even with all of the trouble I had with it. {HERE are the low down dirty details. : I stamped my flower in versamark and did poppin' pastel technique bc I have not used that one in awhile. I used the chaulk in the set that said it was ROSE RED which was the alternate for Pomegrante. Well it looks more like real red once I placed it against the paper. The bird I stamped in versa mark and embosed in a pomegrante EP then filed in the open area using teh versamark pen which I have always had trouble with. Used the saffron, rose red & green chaulks. YUK this looks aweful. So I ended up just coloring the bird and stamping the flower with ink.} The flower is stamped in purely pomegrante and the center was wiped and then inked with so saffron (messy). Stickles applied in the center. The humingbird was colored w/prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol and stickles applied. The flower & bird are popped up on the corner of wild wasabi pattern prints and the focal image stem stamped in so saffron then sentiment stamped over that in pomegrante & wasabi. Stickles applied to the stem and the flowers stamped on layer 1 in pomegrante. Pomegrante faux ribbon knots in the corners of layer 2. Hope you like it. I think I will give this to a co-worker who is overworked and stressed out. She truely is amazing at juggling all of us and her 2 immediate bosses too, very demanding of her attention.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Many Happy Returns
Paper: Pomegrante & Wasabi Pattern Paper, So Saffron, Wasabi
Ink: Wasabi, Pomegrante, Saffron, Black Stazon
Accessories: Ranger Stardust Stickles, Gamsol
Techniques: Gamsol magic, Glitter

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Natural Fruit Stand

This is for today's COLOR - Wild Pomagrantes, Monday's TECHNQIUE LOVERS - Vellum DeBossing, and last Wednesday's SKETCH. I love today's color combo and will be using it more often. The rasberries and butterfly are stamped in black stazon on vellum and then debossed with stylus. I colored with So Saffron Marker & ink pads w/blender pen for pomagrante & wasabi. Brads in all 4 corners and some yummy pomagrante double stitched ribbon my dd e3stamper shared with me recently. This time it turned out much better than Monday. I applied Ranger Star Dust Stickles to both images. The pomegrante layer was embossed with the cuttlebug and birds & swirls folder which I just simply LOVE. Hope you like it. I think this will be my MIL Mother's Day card.
Stamps: Natural Beauty, Fruit Stand
Paper: Purely Pomegrante, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi Pattern Prints, Vellum
Ink: Purely Pomegrante, Wild Wasabi, So saffron
Accessories: Brads, Stylus, Ribbon, Ranger Star Dust Stickles, Blender Pen
Techniques: Vellum DeBossing

Monday, March 3, 2008

Natural Beauty 5 in 1 Challenges

I did not get to stamp Sunday :(. Went with DH to a battle as a belle so no time. Making up for that I did a 1st 5in1 challenges today. Yep that's right!1. Today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS -VELLUM.2. Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER CASEing her WILD ABOUT STAMPING card.3.Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT - NOTES.4. Tuesday's COLOR-Black Rock Elegance.5. Last Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - All Mixed Up.I will teach him to keep me from my play room. teehee.I was totally inspired by Mary's gallery and had a really hard time choosing because if I CASED any one of them I would want to make exact copies. I went with this card wishing I had some of that yummy paper and used last weeks challenges to make the changes. I changed the colors, theme and left of the small image to the upper right. The flower is done in Vellum using the debossing technique. Hard to see in pic but visable IRL. Probably should have matted it on RR cs instead of white.
Stamps: Natural Beauty, CTMH Expressions
Paper: VEllum. Black, Whtie, River Rock, Paper Studio Music Sheet, Impressions Black w/With Dots
Ink: Balck, White, River Rock
Accessories: Vellum, Stylus, sponges, blender pen
Techniques: Debossing Vellum

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Welcome Baby Boy

This is for today's INSPIRATION - Blue Room, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS - All Mixed Up, and I used BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCHThe lambs were stamped in black stazon then 2 way glue pen used to apply white fun flock. The fence is a stamp I bought at Michaels, stamped in black stazon then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended then crystal effects applied to the leaves. I have made this for my daughter who is expecting a baby boy in May. We are having a baby shower in March and I will give it to her then.
Stamps: Pun Fun, Picket Fence
Paper: Paper Studio Baby Blue Ginham, PS Baby Blue Diaper Pins, Blue, White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Black Stazon
Accessories: Fun Flock
Techniques: Gamsol Magic