Thursday, December 13, 2007

We're officially Santa's helpers!

Yes, we are... check us out!

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bon Voyage!

My sister's co-worker asked me to make several cards for some people at her work who will be retiring soon...5, I believe. This is the first card I created for her. I guess he likes to travel and I really don't have a lot of stamps with that theme but I do have Boatloads of Love from Stampin' Up.

I stamped the image with Staz-On Jet Black ink and colored it with aqua painter with Prisma Watercolor Pencils. The card base is stamped with the Canvas background. All 3 cloud puffs are cut out and popped up with dimensionals and added Crystal Stickles. Silver eyelets were used for the windows. The sentiment was printed in the computer and punched it with Word Window Punch (we actually, changed the sentiment from "Happy trails to you" to "Bon Voyage") but just didn't have the chance to take a photo of it.

Stamps: Boatloads of Love and Canvas background by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke and Night of Navy cardstock from Stampin'Up .

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Silver eyelets, Crystal Stickles, Stampin' dimensional and Always Artichoke ribbon

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I sure do love you

David's in Mexico for a week for some softball tournament and he'll be back this Sunday. Toni did some drawings and letters for her Dad and we'll be putting her artwork and letters inside this card.

I just love the way this card came out and wanted to use the same layout...well, everything's the same except for the sentiment which I also found at Michael's dollar bin. The color combo is not so manly but I sure hope he likes it!

Stamps: I do love you from Michael's dollar bin

Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up and Designer Paper Marcella by K.

Ink: Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Extra Jumbo Marvy Scallop Punch, Brown Satin Ribbon and Heart silver brad.

Happy Birthday, Luz!

I really need to find some time to stamp ... I'm so busy with work, our kitchen and bathroom being renovated (yes, it's finally done! "Doing the happy dance with a big grin on my face") and my daughter's homework. I have tons of birthdays, retirement, Christmas and get-well cards that I have do. Even with yesterday's holiday (Veteran's day) and my daughter's in school, I thought I would have lots of time to stamp and get started with my cards, but the construction guys did some last minute changes at the house and I was not able to do anything except for this card! (Well, at least I have 1 crossed off my list).

Another quick card for a friend of mine here at work. The card base is one of my favorite Stampin' Up colors which is Bashful Blue. I also used Very Vanilla and Green Galore. The patterned paper is a left-over from this frame, and as you can see, that the apron she's wearing is the same as the patterned paper. Both sentiment and image is from Stamping Bella, and the polka dots ribbon is from Michael's. Happy Birthday, Luz!

Stamps: Cakeabella and Happy Birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella

Paper: Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Very Vanilla CS from Stampin' Up and Paterned Paper by Fresh Print

Ink: Basic Black and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Green polka-dot ribbon, Crystal Stickles

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Ways to use Velvet

Thursday is Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS (Splitcoaststampers), this is an invitation to everyone to create a card using a particular product or tool. And today's challenge is to make something with velvet (velvet papers, velvet brads, velvets ribbons...and so on).

With all kinds of supplies I have at home, this is probably the only thing that I don't have a lot (Velvet I mean). I actually got this Velvet Blossoms by Maya Road from PapertreyInk couple of months ago and just never had the chance to play with it, and this is why I love these challenges from forces you to use your stuff laying around.

Stamps: Polka Dots & Petals, Absolutely Fabulous by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Green Galore and Tempting Turquiose cardstock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Real Red, Green Galore and Tempting Turquiose Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Velvet Blossoms by Maya Road, Circle Punch, Non-SU Ribbon, Stampin' Dimentional and Silver Brad

Hello again!

Another quick card for today using the same stamp I used yesterday. I've seen this sketch some time ago from one of the blogs I visit but of course I can't remember where. Anyway, before I put this stamp away and never be seen for awhile, I thought of making another quick card and this is what I came with.

I got these polka dot prima flowers that came on a clear plastic paint cans on sale at Target for $2.99 and there's about 30 or more flowers, I put an adhesive rhinestones in the middle of the flower.

Stamps: Hello, good friend from Michael's dollar bin

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Green Galore and Whisper White from Stampin' Up.

Ink: Basic Black from Stampin' Up.

Accessories: Polka dot prima flowers, adhesive rhinestone and pink sheer ribbon

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hello there!

It's been weeks since the last time I've inked any of my rubbah and been dying for some stamping but life's been so hectic lately. So, after getting home at 11 o'clock last night (had to stay with my sisters boys last night while she helped out her sister-in-law whose opening a restaurant today... Pen, don't forget I'm charging $20.00/hour for both of them...LOL!) I wanted to do a quick card, this card is for nobody in particular but I'll have one handy to give to someone for a quick hello. Will you be that someone?

I got this stamp "Hello, good friend" at Michael's dollar bin (don't you just love those dollar bins?). The base of the card and the Extra Jumbo Marvy scallop is Rose Red cardstock from Stampin' Up , the polka dot paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye and tied with a brown satin ribbon. The sentiment "hello" has a small flower on the letter "O" and instead of just plain stamp flower I added a pink flower brad.

Hope you're having a nice day today!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Halloween Pictures

Here's some pictures taken last Wednesday, October 31st

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Lauren Meader from My Time... has been sharing her family pictures using Smilebox and I have always wanted to try it. I had the chance to take some time-off at work on Halloween and I was able to go to my daughter's school and take some pictures.

They're so easy to use, download, insert some pictures, preview and send. Don't believe me? You're just gonna have to try it for yourself Flirty 2

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

It's official...Happy Halloween!

Before I put all my Halloween stamps away, I thought of making one more card (well, 2 actually!) Both stamps (Black Hat Trio and Boot Trio) are from Stampendous. Both images is stamped on Staz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Both the hat and boots on both middle cards are covered with Plain Ol Black Fun Flock and Stickles Glitter Glue, us witches Witch need those sparkles. LaughPatterned paper is from the Halloween Collection by Reminisce. The spider on the Black Hat card is a spider ring that my daughter will be giving away as part of her treat for her friends at.

Most of the Halloween Stampendous stamps are on sale at Eclectic Paperie. I know it's a little late for this year but you can save them for next year's Halloween.

Stamps: Black Hat Trio and Boot Trio from Stampendous, Bats from Fright Night by MFT.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Patterned Paper from Halloween Collection by Reminisce

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Basic Black ribbon, Black Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon, Plain Ol Black Fun Flock, Crystal Stickles, Black Eyelets and Spider ring

Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Vampire Witch Cauldron Skeleton Mummy Costume

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Howloween!

8 more days until Howloween. Here's another Halloween card that I made using my new stamps Ollie Scarecrows and Howloween from Stampendous. Both images are stamped in Staz-On Jet Black ink and colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. Ollie's wings are covered with with Caramel Latte Fun Flock (this is so cool, they feel all fuzzy!)

Ollie's hat, the pumpkins mouth and eyes are covered with Crystal Stickles. And the O's on the Happy Howloween are colored with orange Primascolor Colored Pencils and covered with Crystal Effects (it looks way better in person).

The card stock for both cards are Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is from last years Designer Series Paper. The bats background from both cards is from Fright Night by MFT (My Favorite Things).

Stamps: Ollie Scarecrows and Howloween from Stampendous, Bats from Fright Night by MFT.

Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Halloween Designer Paper

StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: 1/16" circle punch, basic black ribbon, Caramel Latter Fun Flock, Crystal Stickles, Black Eyelets and Hemp Twine

Few more Halloween cards and I'm done =). My daughter is invited to a Halloween party this Friday and need something really quick for her to take to the party... now what should I make for them?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Pink Snow!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, SCS (Splitcoaststampers) color challenge for this week is anything PINK!

Here's my take on this week's PINK challenge. Yes, pink snow... it can happen! ;)

Saw this card from Rose Ann's blog and just love everything about it, the layout and soft look is just so pretty. After commenting on how I love the card, she was nice to offer some snowman images and even sent me the card... thanks again Rose Ann. Watch out Rose Ann, you'll be getting some pink snow soon... I told you it could happen.

Also, the Design Team of My Favorite Things has created several cards using Think Pink stamp set for auction on Ebay!

All proceeds from this auction will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure! Auction will end on October 22nd, so what are you waiting for?

Stamps: Let It Snowmen by Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink and Pink Passion Cardstock Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black, Primacolor Colored Pencils, Pretty in Pink Stampin' Pastels and stickles

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Marvy Scallop Square Punch, Non-SU ribbon

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mini Halloween Bucket

These babies will be given to my daughters teachers for Halloween. I found these buckets at Target for 50¢ each . Buckets are filled with chocolate hershey kisses.

All 4 halloween cards are 3x3 on a basic black cardstock, layered with last years Stampin' Up Halloween patterned paper. 2 of the cards have googly eyes on just have to use them with these cute critters.

Stamps: Images are from Batty for You by Stampin' Up sentiment from Spooky Treats by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and, Only Orange CS and last years Halloween Designer Series Paper from
Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black, Only Orange, Green Galore

Accessories: Mini Googly eyes, Mini bucket from Target, Basic Black Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Halloween Patterned Paper from Stampin' Up

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


My daughter Toni saw these "GOOGLY EYES" on my computer table and ask me if I can make a card just using these eyes. Talking about a challenge from a 7-year old girl.

SCS (Splitcoaststampers) have these challenges every Friday called "Limited Supplies" (this is to create a card with limited it!) and I guess my daughter thinks she's the next SCS moderator. Better watch out Beth, your job is in danger...LOL!

What would a good mother do, you might ask? Of course, make a card with googly eyes. This is one of the easiest card I've made in awhile. It took me about less than 2 minutes for this one to come alive.

Stamps: Sentiment is from a retired set Best Friends by Stampin' Up.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie CS from
Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart Halloween Patterned Paper

Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Creamy Caramel Ribbon
, Corner Rounder Punch from Stampin' Up and googly eyes

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

National Bosses Day!

October 16th... yes, that's today. It's National Boss Day! It's the one official day each year to say thanks to your boss.

Boss's Day is an opportunity to acknowledge them for all their support...yada, yada, yada! LOL!

Anyway, here's a card that I made for my boss. It's a Criss-Cross Card that Beate from Fresh and Fun shared on one of her tutorials. If you haven't had the chance to make this card, you just have too, it's fun and easy.

Stamps: Image and Sentiment is from Beautiful Blo0ms by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Whisper Basic Black, Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up and No-SU Patterned Paper

Ink: Basic Black and Lovely Lilac

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Flower Dies from Cuttlebug, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamond Stampin' Glitter, Corner Rounder Punch, Round Tab Punch from Stampin' Up

And here's a couple boss quote for you:
"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."- Sam Walton
"If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire."- Cannon's Law
(I was gonna use this tomorrow... I better not, huh!)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Clearly...It's Spooky!

Well, not really, they're actually cute...don't you think so? This was the Technique Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers last week. The challenge was to make an Acetate Card. I was able to make these over the weekend and share it here.

These cards will be for someone special in the family from my daughter Toni ... hence, "from your favorite little pumpkin". Love this saying, and that is one of the reasons why I bought this
from Papertrey Ink.

Both main images, Cater-Mouse and Trick or Cheese are from House-Mouse Designs and are stamped on Staz-On Ink. The bats background from the Cater-Mouse card is from Fright Night by MFT (My Favorite Things). The bats background from the Trick or Cheese is from Spooky Sweets by Papertrey Ink.

Both images are colored using Prismacolor Colored Pencils. For the Trick or Cheese card, I punched holes to look like Cheese... I did not like it at first but my daughter thought it was cute. And of course, finished it with some ribbon.

Stamps: Cater-Mouse and Trick or Cheese from House-Mouse Designs, Bats from Fright Night by MFT and sentiment from Spooky Sweets by Papertrey Ink.

Paper: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White on Cater-Mouse card, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Yoyo Yellow and Whisper White on Trick or Cheese card.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Timber Brown and StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: 1/4" circle and 1/2" circle punch, acetate, orange and basic black ribbon.

And I wanted to share my Birthday Cake, well, I mean show you the picture of my birthday cake. Nothing special but I've always loved this cake growing up from Goldilocks back home (Philippines) ... doesn't it look Yummy? It is and I still have some at home =)

By the way, thanks Mom!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Dirty Thirty

The Dirty Thirty
30 Unknown Facts / Secrets About Yourself:

1. When was the last time you shaved your legs? 2 days ago

2. What were you doing this morning at 1am? Sleeping

3. What were you doing 15 minutes ago? talking to a client

4. How many people have you slept with? my mom reads my blog...LOL!

5. Are you mad at anyone right now? not right now, but ask me in 10 minutes

6. Have you ever smelled moth balls? Yes, when I was back home (Philippines)

7. Last time you made-out? ummm, hello, I'm 35, well, in 2 days

8. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile? don't have 1

9. Last thing received in the mail? Michael's ad, with a 40% coupon...woo hoo!
(you know where I'm going after work)

10. Do you have any famous relatives? I wish

11. Have you ever stole something? yes, change from David
(that's not consider stealing, right?)

12. Have you ever been searched by the cops? I'm a good that's a NO

13. How is your hair? Too long and debating of cutting it really short

14. How many different drinks have you had today? Just 1 (Coffee)

15. What have you eaten today? nothing yet...I'm starvin' marvin

16. Are you any good at math? I think so!

17. Do you have plans on Saturday night? Yes, hope it won't rain.
(not for my birthday weekend)

18. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach? Not all the time but I do

19. Most painful dental procedure? Tooth pulled and Braces
(nothing major)

20. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? oh no! i don't think i can handle that

21. Do you like the ocean? Yes!

22. Do you stay friends with your ex's? I do!

23. Something you are excited about?
Let's see... Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and oh my birthday in 2 days!

24. What did you do today? Just work and this

25. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive? NO

26. Where do you keep your change? My daughters piggy bank

27. Do you remember the most naughty night of your life? Geez, never had one...LOL!

28. Would you rather sleep alone or with someone else? Sometimes...
Toni you need to sleep in your own bed =)

29. What was the weather like on your Birthday? I think it's going to rain

30. What are you gonna do now? Post this

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Halloween countdown....

I went to Lowe's (hardware store) this weekend and I can't believe that they started selling Christmas stuff already. My daughter thinks it was the funniest thing to sell Christmas stuff when it's not even Halloween yet.

Anyway, as promised, here's a Halloween card for yah :)

This card was actually made and was sent out a month ago for one of the swap that I signed up for. I made a couple of Halloween cards last night but cannot get good lighting and did not like any of the pictures I took. Hopefully, I'll remember to take a picture of my cards as soon as I get home from work today.

This stamp set is from Stampin' Up called Haunting Halloween. The sentiment on the front says "Witching you..." and inside says "... a haunting Halloween." The patterned paper is from last years Designer Series Paper. This cute cat witch hat and cape is dazzled with lime stickles.

Stamps: Image and Sentiment is from Haunting Halloween by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and, Only Orange CS and last years Halloween Designer Series Paper from
Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Timber Brown

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Distressing Tool, Round Tab Punch

There will be more Halloween cards to come, so make sure to come back soon.
Bye for now and hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Library Card

That's right, it's a library card or you can call it file folder card. Beate from Fresh and Fun had this tutorial on how to make these cards and I just had to try it. These are really fun to make and would be great for gift card holders.

I had this stamp from House-Mouse for over a year now (I bought this for myself as a birthday present) and can't believe I have not inked her for a long time. I have couple more just sitting at home and I'm planning on using them...soon.

Stamps: Monica Romances by House-Mouse Design and sentiment from So Many Sayings by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up, Designer PaperMarcella by K.
Ink: StāzOn Timber Brown

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Distressing Tool, Round Tab Punch

Eeeekkk, 3 more weeks until Halloween!
I need to start my Halloween cards and goodies for my daughters teachers.
Make sure to come back, I'll be posting Halloween cards starting tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tuesday Funnies!

A quick post for today!
(click on the article for a larger view)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Quick and Easy

This card is for Limited Supplies Challenge. Make a Quick and Easy card using a Designer Paper on any cardstock. After making this card and having some scraps left, I wanted to do another card and this is what I came out with. No stamps involve at all, the background and the sentiment came from Nichole Heady Digital Card Making Kit . The background and sentiment is printed on Very Vanilla cardstock and both matted with Chocolate Chip cardstock and finished it with a stitched satin brown ribbon.

With Gratitude

This is the card I came out with for Beate's Weekend Challenge.
Nichole Heady offered this Digital Card Making Kit for free and wanted to use it for Beate's Challenge.

I've always wanted to try digital scrapping but can never figure it out, but Nichole post a step-by-step instruction on her blog and this is what I came out with. I love it and totally hooked!

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Spiral Bouquet Boutique Digital Card Making Kit by Nichole Heady, Corner Punch, Rounder Punch, Silver Brads, Stampin Dimentional and Chocolate Chip Ribbon

October Bella Babe Contest

So, what is Bella Babe Contest? It's a challenge for all Bellaholicsanonymous. This is a challenge that happens every first Friday of the month. The winner will be Bella Babe for the month! The rest will send their Bella Babe goodies (if they wish too) and/or RAK. Is that cool or what? The challenge for this month is to follow this sketch...

After winning last VSBD (Virtual Stamping Bella Daze).. here's my winning entry. And after getting this from Ms. Bella herself (thanks again, Em). Blow Kiss I just have to play.

By the way, I hope I found my MO JO!

This is Walkabella, I had her on black dress with blue flowers, matching the base of the card stock and the flower brads on all four corners and of course her dogs ribbon. The flowers on her dress, the dogs ribbon and her dogie bag is covered with crystal stickles. I found the dog bone template on the net. And look at her dogie bag, fill with treats.
Stamps: Walkabella from Stamping Bella

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Blue Bayou from
Stampin' Up and Designer Paper/Paw-sitive Thinking by Kristin Cook

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Dog Bone Template, Corner punch, dog bone punch, flower brads and crystal stickles

Friday, October 5, 2007

I've lost it...

my MO JO that is! Has anyone seen it? Please send it back...I'll pay for shipping and handling =)

I can't believe it's more than a week since I've ink something but I can't the life of me get inkspired. Anyway, it's Friday hopefully when I get home from work tonight something will click and start being creative again.

we'll see... Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shoe shopping... anyone?

I know my sister would go. One word and she's there... SHOPPING!!!

Her pink top and pink sandals are drizzled with pink stickles for some sparkle and the boots that she's getting ready to buy is all shiny with Chrystal Effects.

This card was made a month ago when I joined a Bella Card Swap. I received the cards yesterday and they were great! This Bella, Imeldabella, that's her or should I say PennyBella (my sister) is getting ready for winter and shopping for boots, but 4 pairs?!? Isn't that a little too much? Oh yeah! not for my sister =). BTW... for the 4 pairs, she said she's getting ready for next winter also...

Stamps: Imeldabella from Stamping Bella, backgroud flowers from PolkaDots & Petals by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black CS from
Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Pretty in Pink

Accessories: Pink Stickles Crystal Effects, Basic Black, Grren Galore and Bashful Blue Ribbon

Sunday, September 23, 2007

B is for...

balloons, birthdays and Barry. Happy Birthday to a long online friend Barry. I met Barry 6 years ago online , though I never met him or his family, we've always stayed good friends.

Happy Birthday my Friend!

I'm still stuck on Kristina Werner aka StarofMay. So, I cased another card of her for this week featured stamper.

I cased this card and again just changed the color combination and stamp set. The cute cupcake mouse is by Whipper Snapper Design. The whole image is cut out (which i don't recommend with his tail and whiskers Cross Eyed, but oh he look so darn cute) and raised with a stampin' dimentional, his hat is cut out for the second time, the icing of the cupcake is covered with Liquid Appliqué and sprinkled it with real purple sprinkles, his nose is also covered with crystal effects. Happy Birthday sentiment is from Unfrogettable by Stampin' Up. Base of the card is stamp with Background Basic from Stampin' Up with Versamark. The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye and tied a brown satin ribbon.

Stamps: Cupcake Mouse from Whipper Snapper Design, Background Basic and Unfrogettable from Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Liquid Appliqué , Stampin' Dimentional and Sprinkles

Saturday, September 22, 2007


This week featured stamper at Splitcoaststampers is no other than Kristina Werner aka StarofMay. All her cards are so amazing, check out her SCS gallery and her blog and you'll know what I mean.

I cased this card and change the stamp set and the color combo. The stamp Flower Pot Bee is by Rubber Stampede. The bee is stamped in StazOn Timber Brown to match the base of the card. I colored these little bees with Prisma Watercolor Pencils. Their wings and flowers are covered with Crystal and Lime Green Stickles. The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye.

Stamps: Flower Pot Bee by Rubber Stampede and Flower background from Short and Sweet by Stampin' Up

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

Ink: StāzOn Jet Timber Brown and Versamark

Accessories: 1 1/4 Square Punch, Satin Ribbon, Crystal and Lime Green Stickles


Okay... maybe not with this kind of weather (it's raining here in California). But, rain or shine you want to be with that someone special... don't you?

Here's another card that I created using Sketch Challenge 142 from Splitcoaststampers. Can you tell I like this sketch? (this is my 3rd card using this sketch and I can see myself using this sketch again and again).

Both stamp image (Ants in Picnic Basket) and sentiment (Everyday is Picnic) is from Whipper Snapper Design. Both are stamped in Stãz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with Prima Watercolor Pencils. I covered the ants with Crystal Effects for some shine and the hearts are covered with Red Stickles.

Ants in Picnic Basket and Everyday is Picnic from Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Certain Celery CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Rose Red and Certain Celery Ribbon, Slit Punch, Stampin’ Dimentionals, Crystal Effects and Red Stickles

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A sweet birthday wish...

...for someone really sweet! I made this card for a good friend of mine, Sandra.

I'm also using this card for Tracy's blog monthly challenge. The challenge is to create a card using a stamp or stamp sets that you haven't used. Voila! Double purpose.

The image Tiers of Treats is from Stampendous which I got from Eclectic Paperie. Can you believe this baby has never been inked before? The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye. I colored the image with my Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils. The icing for the cake and cupcakes are covered with white liquid appliqué. I used the Crop-a-dile punch to create a place for the ribbon, the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great Weekend!

Happy Birthday, Sandra!
Happy Birthday

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A card for Victoria

If you have a chance to send a card for Victoria Enmon, please do so. She has a cancer and her teacher is trying to get cards mailed to Victoria from each State. To learn more about Victoria's story and how to send a card, go to Courtney’s blog.

Here's a card that my daughter Toni created for Victoria. I let her read Victoria's story and said "Mom, I want to make a card for her" and so she did.

And, here's my card for Victoria. This is also a Sketch Challenge 142 from Splitcoaststampers.

The stamp is called Flower Bug by Whipper Snapper Design. I love all their stamps and just wish I could get all of them (*hint, for my Mom and my sister). The image and sentiment are stamped in Stãz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with Prima Watercolor Pencils. She’s also covered with Crystal Effects for some shine. The background polka dots were stamped with Classic Stampin’ Pad Basic Black Ink from Stampin’ Up using a # 2 pencil eraser.

Stamps: Flower Bug from Whipper Snapper Design and sentiment by Kolette Hall from Michael’s $ bin

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black and Brocade Blue CS from
Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Large Scallop Scissors, Crystal Effects and Dark Blue Stickles