Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lazy Rabbit

Wow- I've been a terrible blogger this past week!! Lots of things going on + an awful cold and cough= not alot of time for stamping! I did manage to get my halloween cards all finished and this card for TCP tuesday.

This is such a fun challenge with the funky colour combo: red, pink and orange!and  I used the sketch challnege from earlier this month for this card as well (i moved the sentiment flag over a bit). Hope thats allowed! This little guy is obviously a TCP stamp. I cut the bunny with my paper trimmer so that his ear and foot are 'out of the box'. He is coloured with copics and tiara stickles are applied to the dandilion (?) fluff and mushroom spots and distressed stickles are on his tail. I used alot of layers and some black thread and paper to add some balance. The ribbon is from the new SU mini catalogue, cherry cobler seam binding and it is absolutely amazing to work with!!!! I am so pumped that I oredered the other colour that it came in too:)
Oh, and I got some new xpress blend CS for my copics and it is fab!!! Soooooo smooth!
Stamps: TCP
DP: Basicgrey- lime rickey. SU- raspberry lemonade
Ribbon: SU
cord button: SU
Other: Copics, felt flowers (unkonown), rhinestones (offray), stickles

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hi there...long time, no blog

Oh my, it's been almost a week since my last post! It's been a hectic hubby came home and you'd think that would give me more time for stamping, but I seem to get less done when he's home...maybe I feel guilty if I lock myself away in my stampin room while we could be spending time together?? And I also was away at a retreat this past weekend. My baby album is almost finished:) Maybe I'll get around to posting some of my fav pages sometime. Then Monday night was my stampers group night and I spent all of monday preparing their projects and making popcorn balls for my middle sons preschool party. Tuesday was the party and that night I started getting a sore throat and feeling yucky:( Yesterday we had appointments in town and had family supper at my moms, and today I am working on getting my house ready for our annual Halloween party tomorrow night! I also have a Copics class in Red Deer that I should be going to, although I can just pick the kit up and do the projects at home without the instructors help.....I guess we'll see what the weather brings later- it's foggy right now. And this weekend we also have family from Ontario visiting...Yikes!! Busy right?
I also would like to take this time to vent a little....not like last time, hang in there- I promise I'll keep it short;) So, I worked really hard on my TCP blog hop contest (the prize was their whole new release) and then they picked a winner throught a random generator! What the heck!! I worked hard! I think that we are all adults and we shouldn't have to be treated like preschoolers who all need to be 'picked' to feel good. But I got over it:) Here is some good news: My card was featured as one of Mercy's Magnificent Musings again....Awesome! Makes me feel great, and then I read on to find out that next week she'll be going to the random generator to select her favorites (which isn't really her favorites if it's random)....In this paper crafts industry, aren't people wanting to showcase the projects that 'stand out'? Do the magazines print the cards they do because they let a random generator select them...not likely! Their sales sure wouldn't be as high if they they went for the 'no hurt feelings' method of selection. I'm by no means trying to say that I'm the best! I'm far from it, but I am striving to do my best and in all honesty, part of that is to be recognized for my creations! And I understand that if there were always the same winners that people might stop entering...they should try and mix it up a little, but I don't think that completely random is the solution either. Anyway, there's my little vent session!!! If you hung in til the end, then thanks for listening....if not, then thats A-okay too;) I have some more little halloween cards that I need to get done this afternoon while Hayes is sleeping and Jake's in preschool. My hubby is going to help my dad with some farm work, so I should have ZERO monkeys on my back.....see ya later!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Naughty Laundry

What a catchy title for my post!! I feel pretty witty, if i don't say so myself;)Some naughty little witch left her laundry hanging in plain sight out on the clothesline! What a tramp;) lol!!
 I was playing around with my new box of Taylored Expressions goodies.....I was so stoked to get this stamp in the mail!! I am in love with it I think:) I am playing along with Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge this week.
I paper pieced all of the little 'dainties' and then stamped them on the cloud-sponged CS and layer the cut peices over top with dimensionals. I wanted the lace tie up on the boustierre (?) to show, thats why I stamped it on the base as well. There is alot of black and diamond stickles on the clothes and the trim and socks are coloured with copics. The polka dots on the bloomers are glazed in CE. I stamped the clothesline stakes and covered them with CE and drew the clothesline in. I applied eggplant liquid pearls around the edge of the spellbinder cut image, and layered it on top of black CS. The sentiment tag die was sponged with rich razzleberry ink and liquid pearls were used again. The black flower is actually patterned with spiderwebs..its a really cool embellie that I found at Michaels and I think it goes great on this girly halloween card;) I sponged the edges along all the layers in rich razz ink.

Stamps: TE (Hangin out- Wicked Wardrobe)
Ink: memento tuxedo black, rich razzleberry (SU)
DP: Pink Paislee, Making Memories, SU
Other: Flower (recollections), Dimensional Pearls (ranger), ribbon (unkown), Crystal Effects, spellbinders, copics, dimensionals, copic multiliner.sponge

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cinema Saturday~ Edward Scissorhands

Hi there- remember my previous posts rant? Well, that night my oldest woke up with the vomitting again!! Grrr! So there I am at 1am lysoling everywhere, cleaning carpet, and showering off my poor, sick boy:( But thank God, it didn't last and he was better by the next morning, just really weak and tired. Poor kid has missed so much school lately..good thing he's a smart nut or we might be in trouble! He was at school today and did great, so I think we are home free?! fingers crossed anyway:)
And...Craig comes home tomorrow! His mom and dad are picking up the 2 youngest and heading to Calgary in the morning to pick him up at the airport and I am heading to my weekend retreat. I guess I'll just have to see him when I get home sunday night..whats a few more days, right?
So this weeks challenge over at CSCC was to make a card based on the movie Edward Scissorhands. What a great film..I remember watching it when I was just a young one...I think it was made in 1990? Poor Edward, just trying to fit in somewhere....I love the mother....'Avon calling' lol....Dianne Weist maybe? She cracked me up! And Winona Ryder as a blonde...crazy stuff. Anyway, here is my take on the challenge:

So, I'll probably have to explain this one a bit to you:) I made the card base out of yellow CS to represent pretty lil winona's hair...I seriously could not get that bad bottle blonde out of my head, so I thought I'd just go with it and use the yellow one my card. The three black strips and buckles were inspired by edwards leather belts (?) around his neck....his outfit was fantastic! I distressed the edges to make them look like his worn leather clothes. One of my fav scenes in the movie was where he was in the yard carving the ice angel and she came out and was dancing around in the 'snowflakes', so I used black and white snowflake dp and I tore strips out of it (like edward cut everything that he touched) and I used a nice winter pastel purple dp behind it. This movie went from black and white to powdery pastel suberbia, so I wanted some kind of pastels in the card (yellow and purple). Oh, back the the snow, I used 2 snowflake dies and applied black glitter to one (Edwards- the misfit snowflake) and white glitter on Wynona's...what the heck was her name in the movie anyway? Each snowflake has a matching purple stone to show that they have the same 'centre' even though they are so different. The sentiment describes how she seemed to love him even  with his differences, and of course the glitter and rhinestones are inspired by the twinkling christmas lights and snowflakes in that scene...Got it all???

Stamps: Verve (One Person)
DP: Cosmo Cricket (purple), BasicGrey (black/white)
Other: snowflake diecuts, glitter (SU), small rhinestones (TE), lrg rhinetstones (Dress it Up), stickles, hodgepodge hardware (SU), tag punch (SU)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows

Not a super fitting title seeing as how I'm in a cranky mood sure why!? Nothing terrible happened to me. I actually had a decent day on the whole. I think it might be hormonal (TMI)...and I am feeling really sad that my hubby flies in on friday and I won't even see him until sunday night because I will be at a scrapbook/quilting retreat (which I am excited about...can you say 'sleep through the night'??) Somedays it's hard to raise 3 small ones mostly by myself. I try not to complain, because there are so many mothers out there that have it SOOOO much worse! My husband is not deployed and fighting a war in some awful place, he is alive and well, he is providing for his family, he is an amzing father and husband and is so hands-on and his favorite thing to do is spend time with our boys and do family things, etc, etc...but sometimes self pity gets the best of me and I have a few hours of 'poor, poor pitiful me' ringing in my ears;) Okay, I feel a little better now that I ranted!! haha! I hope there is someone out there reading all this jabber that I write daily...I don't get much for comments (*Hint Hint*) and it would be nice to know that I don't suck entirely....whoops, I'm on another rant! LOL- Better save some whining for tomorrow:)
Okay, on with my card! Obviously I didn't make this cheerful little number for you today (or it would have been black with a tornado plastered on the card front)..I actually made it yesterday afternoon. It was a really quick one for once! No intense colouring, die cutting, 4000 layers, bows with bad attitudes and a cantankerous sewing machine to deal with! A tiny bit of colouring, a few simple layers, easy peasy ribbon and some brads...not even teensy little button holes to thread on this button!!
The image is from Unity Stamps. I stamped it on the TE snowhite CS, coloured with copics, went over the candy jar lids and labels with a clear spica pen, covered the jars in CE glaze to make them look like glass, and went around the signs with diamond stickles. The ric rac die is MFT and i just ran the centre strip through the big shot again, repositioning it a bit to make it thinner.  The bottom stripe wavy strip is the negetive cuts from the ricrac die. The bakers twine that runs accross the ric rac strip is TE and the button is MFT. The square crystal brads are SU. The DP is My Minds Eye (I think?) and the CS base is SU, as well as the new Peach Parfait coloured ribbon (I love SU's new colours!!). The little tag and stamp to go with it are SU. I did decorate the inside, but for some reason forgot to photograph it?? Oh well, not gonna loose sleep over it (I'll loose sleep for other reasons (read: children))!
This is my take on this weeks MOJO sketch challenge:) Thanks for looking! And comment people! (see above complaints)...I'm not doing this blog for my health;) lol
See ya soon! Jenny

Oh, and I got a nice little package from Taylored Expressions yesterday, so tomorrow I'm going to play with some new stamps and embellies:) Stay tuned!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Think Pink #4~ Penguins & Popcorn

So much for my mechanical knowledge. Appartantly you can have running lights but not enough juice to run the starter. So hopefully its just the battery:)
This is my last entry for TCP's Blog hop....I know what you must be thinking, but trust me, they said you could enter as many times as you wanted to! lol! And I am finally really happy with a card..the other pinks just weren't doing it for me:( I don't know if its because I'm not a huge pink fan, or if its that pink seems to be really hard to get a good photograph of- seems like there is never a good representation of the true colour??, or if it was just because they weren't coming together easy for me? Either way, I am DONE with pink for a little while;)
This layout was from a cardabilities sketch, and I thought that it would go perfect with the stamp that I was planning to use. These little penguins pull at my heart strings...aren't they just adorable all snugged up on the chair-and-a-half (?) with the bucket of popcorn, remote and a tissue:) They must be watching P.S. I Love You...(one of the only movies I've actually cried at) lol
There is a ton of paper peicing on this card....since I didn't want the penguins to appear 'sunken' I had to peice in the correct order so they would be on top of the chair rather than the chair looking more in the forefront. I drew floorboards on white CS and coloured with copics. I wanted the scene to have a 'grandmas living room' kind of feel, so I thought the DP from October Afternoon looked like wallpaper, so thats what it is in my room:) The television has a really retro look to its shape, so I coloured it dark to look like walnut veneer and coated it in CE. The remote, popcorn, tissue, and penguins feet and beaks are all coloured with spicas over top of the copics. CE and a rhinestone are on the remote as well. I stuck rhinestones on the TV antenna as well. The scallop circle panel is popped up on dimensionals. The rectangle/square panels are stitched and the cream flowered paper is sponged with chalk ink. The sentiment is stamped and curled to look like a banner. I didn't have any black flowers, so I coloured a mini white paper daisy with my black copic. Pink brads are set in the corners, and rhinestone flourishes are added in the bottom corners.
The inside has stiched layers of DP, more rhinestone flourishes, a paper flower and I used my 1/2" circle punch to punch out a piece of black dp and covered it in CE. The sentiment is punched with various SU punches and the edges of all the lighter papers are sponged.

Stamps: TCP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox Chalk ink in toffee
DP: October afternoon, SU
flowers: Prima, SU
Brads: SU
Ribbon & twine: SU
Others: flourishes (unkown), buttons (MFT), copics, multiliner, nesties, sponge, dimensionals (SU), Crystal effects (SU), bigshot, sewing machine, thread

Thanks for stopping by!

Think Pink #3~ PJ The Bear

Hi girlfriends! Well, this is my third installment of TCP's Think Pink Blog Hop, and I will be posting my final one (I saved the best one for last;) later today. I got this card finished yesterday, but was waiting to photograph it and blog about it until I was sure that it didn't need 'something else'....but alas, that never came. LOL, so I took a picture and here I am. I thought that I would go with a peachy pink on this one (remember- I don't have alot of pink hanging around, so if you want to see more than a few patterned papers, then we have to get creative:)
I stamped PJ and coloured her (she is a she this time;) with copics. I thought that I'd go with a really dark PJ on this card (E55, E47, E49, E30, E31) Her apron is paper peiced and so is the teacup and suacer (which also has clear spica coloured over top of the dp). I glazed the tea and PJ's eyes and nose with CE. The paper is retired SU. The ribbon and card base are SU's new colour, Blushing Bride, which I kind of am digging:) I added alot of pearls here and there. I also sponged the edges of the papers with SU chocolate chip. This is an old Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge layout (I think???) I scribbled down a bunch of sketches on scrap paper months ago and so I'm not 100% sure where I got this, but thats my guess:)
This post was supposed to go up last night, but just as I was about to press the 'publish' icon, the internet crashed!!!!!!!!!! Ack!! So here I am, next morning, posting..and did I mention that my truck is dead in the garage?? the 'engine' light is on and there is no turnover at all (not even that grinding noise, which is at least an indicator of a weak pulse?) NOTHING!!! But the lights still work, so the battery is fine. Thats the extent of my vehicular diagnoses knowledge. And, my hubbys truck cratered in Sk, so he is flying home from Regina on Friday and was banking on having my vehicle here for him when he gets here (I will hopefully be gone to southern AB on another scrapbooking retreat..cross my fingers (and toes))...I haven't given him the bad news yet...I'm going to phone my dad right away and see if he can pop over and give me his take on it. And I guess my trip to Costco today is off:( Oh well, get some things done around here....yesterday i cleaned my basement and stamp room and got fairly caught up on laundry (as well as made a Kick-patootie card-which you can soak up later;). Today I should finish the upstairs work and there is a few challenges this week that I'd like to play along with:) See ya later!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy First Birthday!!

Today was my nephew Denim's 1st Birthday party!! My brother and sister in law rented the swimming pool and party room, and we had a great time! Denim is not supposed to get much water in his ears, as he is very prone to ear infections, but try telling that to a one year old who just wants to dip his whole head underwater!
Here is a card that I made for him. I kind of mixed a bunch of sketches to get this 'hybrid' layout;) It is pretty clean and simple (which is not usually how I roll, but I like my boy cards to be pretty no-frills! If they are for my kids and I know I'll keep them forever, then I usually pull out all the stops:) LOL
The little birthday boy is by CC Designs. I coloured him with copics, cut him out and popped him up with dimensionals onto a sponged nestie layered panel. His cupcake is a new thing that I tried. I applied dazzling diamonds glitter with tombow adhesive, which is my here's the twist: I then let the glue set a bit and applied crystal effects OVER top of the glitter.....its a really neat look and more durable than plain glitter, with the same-ish sparkly effect:) The candle flame is glitter, no CE. I did alot of paper piercing on this one, which is something that I don't often do (blame my obcession with sewing), but it adds so much and is super easy and relatively quick (if you have a template to follow to keep the holes evenly spaced- mine is SU). Baby gold brads in the corners and a ribbon tie finish it off. I did decorate the inside, but I wrote a bunch in it before I remembered to photograph it, so I left it out:)

Stamps: CC Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, cantaloupe, tangerine
DP, CS: SU (retired dp)
Ribbon: SU
Other: Baby braddys, copics, dazzling diamonds glitter (SU), CE (SU), Copics opaque white paint, dimensionals (SU), Spellbinders, bigshot,  paper piercer kit (SU)

Thanks for looking...I'll hopefully be back tonight with another 'think pink' TCP project to show you:)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Lost at Sea~ yeah, that seems fitting:)

Well, I do feel lost at sea somedays! I think that most moms have moments where they feel like it's all going downhill fast and it would be nice for someone to just throw you a life preserver!! LOL! ONE MORE WEEK!! And then my hubby will be home:D The boys are really starting to miss him and Ryan is giving Jake the daily calendar lesson to show him exactly when daddy comes home!
So here is a card that I made for TCP's weekly challenge (TCP TUES 130). It was another one of those rascally inspiration photos!
I used the ever mischievious TCP penguins in a teacup for this one. These 3 remind me of the penguins of Madagascar.....always in hot water it seems (a little like my 3 penguins:) I wanted to use the actual teacup as my inspiration, as well as the colours. I used some retired dp from Stampin Up. I love the glitter on this stuff;) I never nose around the SS for pink, so it's good that I have occasionally bought designer paper packs from SU for my 'girly' projects:) I used SSSC88 for the layout, only I put the scallop panel (or lace ruffles in my case) on the opposite side. This card was going in a complete different direction and thats why the base is a larger size (6x6). The pengiuns and their boat were cut out and popped up on dimensional boosters. The stamped image was looking really small when my original plan was thwarted, so i added another nestie layer behind it to eat up some space. The teacup/spoon are paper-pieced. The black on the penguins are coloured with a black spica glitter pen and the beaks, feet and spoon are coloured with a clear spica pen. There are rhinestones applied around the scallops and on the sentiment label. The nesties are sponged with chalk ink. I machine stitched around the cream & pink panel and also sponged the edges of it. Some cherry bakers twine and a pink cord button finish it off.

I left the inside fairly plain as I'm not sure who will be the recipient of this one...I'll also be submitting this one for the 'Think Pink' blog hop:) Thanks for looking!

Stamps: TCP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, colorbox chalk ink (toffee)
Fibers: Lace, ribbon(SU), twine (TE)
Other: Copics, rhinestones (offray), nesties (circle, scallop circle, ribbon slide(?)) scallop border punch (SU), Cord button (SU), sewing machine, thread, dimensionals, bigshot, sponge

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Think Pink #1

Well, my week is starting to look a little better:) Ryan is feeling better and I think tomorrow he will be back in school just in time for the weekend! Today my middle son had a preschool trip to a local dairy farm, so that was fun! He climbed a fence and before I knew it, he was in the pen with the calves just having a time:) What a little farmer he is! This afternoon I made homemade cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing and took them out the field after supper for the 'combiners'...hopefully they get the crop off before the snow flies, as they are predicting:( SOOOO not ready for that!! And I managed to get some stampin in while the baby napped and my dough was rising!
Over at The Cats Pajama's there is a customer blog hop going on, and in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the theme is 'PINK'! Now, I don't have to much pink hanging about, so you might see some paper overlap in the next few days!! Bare with mama on this one, K?;)

Remember a few posts back when I used this sweet whale stamp to make a bday card and I said that I thought it was a versatile stamp set? Well, here it is as a baby card! I wouldn't have used it as a 'girl' card as my first choice, but now that I've fulfilled the 'pink' requirement, I kind of like it as baby girl card:) I wanted it to look really delicate and subtle, so there isn't a huge amount of contrast in the paper choices. There's alot of stitching on this one and sponging on every edge....the whale is paper-pieced and her sailers hat is coloured with copics and popped up on dimensionals, There is also a little rhinestone star on her hat. I added a baby braddy to her eye for some extra detail. I sponged the plain pink flower with chocolate ink, added a brown felt flower and white button and some chocolate bakers twine to finish off the whole ribbon treatment. I added the rhinestone flourish and hope that it looks a bit like this whale is blowing some bubbles:) I am not impressed with the lighting on this photo...its WAY nicer IRL!!! But, I bet they all say that;) lol
This is based on this weeks MOJO sketch...
Stamps: TCP
Ink: SU chocolate chip, Memento rich cocoa
Ribbon: SU
Others: Copics, bakers twine (TE), Button (SU), pink flower (prima), brown flower (unknown), Rhinestone flourish, star rhinesotone (unknown), Baby braddy (MM)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Snow Adorable

Hey there! I don't know about all of you, but I am still trying to recuperate from Thanksgiving weekend;) I had a wonderful weekend with my down-south family..I always hate leaving them, but it's good to get home. Even though the laundry is taller than my 4 yr old:) lol! I have had a poor, sick boy this week, so he has been home from school all week. Hopefully he is feeling better by tomorrow! He was up at 12:30 and was pretty much continually throwing up until 6 am. Which was not even the reason that he was home from school in the first place. He started off with a wicked cough that sounded like it went into his chest and then out of nowhere a GI bug?? Kids. You just can't figure them out.
This card was really fun to make, as I am a 'boy mom'. The challenge over at MFT WSC this week is to make a boy, or masculine card. I was going to use my new little MFT superhero guy, but then I had a dream last night (or maybe it was just a hallucination, being that I was practically awake all night,and  during my periods of dozing off to be jolted back to reality by the serene sounds of dry heaving?) about making a tone on tone style card. I thought that this little winter guy would make for a nice monotone (??) kind of scene. I also used Jen's SFYTT this week.

This little man is stamped and only his face and boots were coloured. His hat, sweater, scarf and pantsn were all coloured using a q-tip and ink pads. I think it gives a watercolour or chalked look, without all the work. I also tried to make his pants and toque look like actual wool. I like the look I think. And I think I may have invented this;) I don't remember seeing anyone else do it...never know;) The brownish silver snowflake BG panel was run thru the bigshot using SU's new snowflake folder. I used the negetive side. I also used the swiss dots folder for some added detail. Everything is distressed  and sponged a ton to give it a vintage look. I used assorted SU punches and dies, and a spellbinders nestie. The main image panel and snowflake are popped up on dimensionals. I also used smooch paint on the boys mitts, dogs scarf and the small snowflake, as well as on the inside of the card (on the swiss dots and snowflake)

I used SU's new glass glitter on his hat pom-pom and scarf tassel. Man, is it ever cool stuff!!! I can't wait to get the other champagne colour now (this is the silver). The little vintage tag is SU as well.
Stamps: MFT (boy and dog, inside sent- not sure of name), SU- Tiny tags (card front tag)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chalk ink- toffee, SU- soft suede
CS: SU- soft suede, early espresso, white, shimmer white
DP: SU (retired)
other: SU punches, dies, spellbinders die, embossing folders (SU), twine (SU), antique brad (SU), baby brads (tim holtz), smooch, vintage tag (SU), Crystal effects (dogs nose- SU), Copics, glass glitter (SU), tombow glue, dimensionals, big shot, q-tips

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Well, this will be a short post as me and my boys are heading south to spend the Thanksgiving weekend with my family down there. The hubby is still away working in Saskatchewan, and my family is all busy harvesting, so we thought we may as well go for a little trip! I whipped up these cards this morning so that I'd have something to take them;)
I mass produced quite a few in a short time. Wish I could take credit for this idea, but I actually saw a similar card made by someone else and thought that it was a pretty fun and simple idea, so here is my version of the Button Tree card:

Stamps: Grateful Greetings, Season of Friendship (SU)
Punches: SU
Ink: chocolate chip (SU)
Ribbon: SU
Other: sponges, dimensionals, buttons (unkown)

A very quick but cute card! Thanks for looking:)
And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Feeling a little Witchy.....

Well, it goes without saying that I wasn't chosen for MFT's Guest DT for this month...but my favorite card in the gallery was, so Congrats to Eva! I guess I'll just have to buy what I want like everyone else;) lol!
Last night my SIL Ashley came over and we made some cards...she worked on Thanksgiving ones and I made 2 of these lil Halloween witch cards for my neices. I still have one more niece card and 3 nephew cards to make and of course 3 lil boy ones for my rugrats! Maybe I'll get on that this afternoon. I am heading out after I drop Jake off at preschool and Hayes and Mommy are doing some Stampin Up! Deliveries:)

 Here's the deets: No ribbon, No flowers, No buttons??? Gasp!! What has happened to me??? LOL! I used some crazy Halloween paper from Reminisce. I matted the little strips in black CS and then added eggplant liquid pearls around the perimeter for a little somethin-somethin;)
The sweet little witch is from CC Designs. She was stamped onto white CS, coloured with copics and cut out. I also added copper stickles to the owl and her shoe buckle. Diamond stickles were applied to her hat, dress and shoes (only in certain places and VERY sparingly- I didn't want to create complete sparkles, just in places, like shading:) She is popped up on dimensionals. I used MTSC for my layout on this card. Thanks for looking:)
Here is a shot of the sketch. I tipped it on its side to make it work for the image that I wanted to use:)

DP: Reminisce
Stamp: CC Designs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: Stickles, liquid pearls (ranger), dimensionals
Copics: Skin (E000, E00, E01, R20). Hair / Owl (E30, E31, E55). Hat/shoes (C1, C3, C5, C7, 100). Dress/tights (purple) BV01, BV04, BV08. Hat band/tights (green) YG23, YG25. Dress-yellow (YR08, YR15).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Chalk it up to a crazy finish to a crazy day, but I completely forgot to tell you my good news! On friday as I was busy getting ready for my weekend retreat, I found out that I had won The Cats Pyjama's Swanky Stamper of the Month for October with this card!!!!! I was actually really surprised! It was a great email from Alma and I am so excited to get the new stamps that I ordered with my Cat Cash! Whoo hoo!!! Anyway, better go, Kids are in bed and mama's still recovering from my weekend of scrappin!

Flopsey, Tea and a Shady Tree & some good news too!!!!!

Oh my. Today has been one of those days where it has been almost impossible to get a card done.'s MFT's October DT Challenge (MFGUESTDT1010) due day!! But I did manage to get mine done in time (barely;) The cahllenge was to use the colours raspberry, lime green and aqua with optional yellow.
I used MFT's Tea with Flopsey, coloured him with copics, and shaded with a prismacolour pencil. I added clearr spica glitter pen to the teacup and his nose. The image is cut out with spellbinders die. The scallop panels running vertically are MFT dies. The large flower and small raspberry flower are SU paper daisys that I died with my reinkers to make a tie-dye looking flower. The center button is a TCP button die, as I had no buttons in my stash that matched, so I cut my own button out of 4 layers of razzleberry CS. the DP is SU and Basic Grey. I attached small paper daisys and punched flowers to the tree and glued pearls in the centers. Not sure where the aqua crochet ribbon came from. Not super thrilled with the way this turned out, and I think its the dyed flower?? doesn't match great, but I had to mix colours to try and come as close as I could:) Oh well, there are some really beautiful cards in the gallery for the challenge, so some lucky gal will be winning an amazing prize pcakage...maybe someday it will be me!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Retreat Time Baby!!!

Good morning all! TGIF!! As you read this, I will be packing my scrappin stuff and heading off for a weekend retreat! This is an automated post, so I hope it works :)
And guess what?? I was nosing around Mercy's blog (MTSC) and found that my card (see it HERE) from last weeks challenge was chosen as one of Mercy's Magnificent Musings for the week!! Yay ME! LOL! Made me pretty excited anyway:) My mom said she was proud even if there was no cash prize involved;) Thanks Ma!

Thought that I'd give you a little treat before I'm away for a few days....This card I made with my 3 neices in mind: Gracie, Harley and Elli. They are seriously 3 of the sweetest little things ever and I'm so lucky to be their auntie. And since I have no daughters of my own, I can predict years of spoiling them rotten ahead! lol
Not sure if I'll make them this exact card, but the stamp and the delicious papers are staying for sure! I am in love with this new christmas paper from Cosmo Cricket.....the purple and red combo is simply amazing!
Isn't she sweet?? Meet CC Designs newest Emma! I swiped her off a stock cart at my LSS..she hadn't even made it to the shelf yet when I stashed her quickly away in my basket of treasures! (and her little brother too! Well, I couldn't very well take one home and not the other! What kind of a person do you think I am?) Stay tuned for him in the next week:) He is a cutie too! I coloured lil Emma with copics and paper-pieced her santa suit and hat. Her belt and boots are coated with CE and her buckle is sparkling with stickles (man I am addicted to stickles and CE lately;) I glued a scrap of fuzzy yarn-type stuff to her hat and red pearls at the ends of her braids. I dabbed her cheeks with copic opaque white paint. She is popped up on dimensionals a top the nestie 'nest' of dp. The panels were all machine stitched. I added 3 sparkly green brads (reminiscence- Michaels) and the sentiment is embossed with craft ink and irridescent ice embossing powder (all SU). The green satin ribbon was found in my stash and the crochet ribbon is SU. This is the same Mojo sketch that I used on my last post.
I tried colouring her skin a little darker than I usually do, as my skin colour wasn't photographing good and it looked like I hadn't even coloured my people at all. It seems to be working better, so I'll keep doing that:) If you ever are curious as to which colours i use, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out. I don't always post the colours I use, as it takes longer and my time is scarce;)