Thursday, January 31, 2008


Yesterdays challenge at SplitCoastStampers (SCS) is a sketch challenge. This is the card I created. The image on this card is from Whipper Snapper, Sorry Donkey, he's cut out and raised with stampin' dimensional. He’s colored with Going Gray classic ink and his nose is covered with crystal effects for some shine. The card base is going gray card stock and the patterned paper is from Wild Asparagus by My Mind's Eye, matted with basic black card stock. I finished the card with faux stitches on the whisper white card stock.

I did not particularly make this card to give to someone but it’s ready for anybody who will piss me off in the future. So, if you don't want me to hand you this card you‘d better be nice!Teethy

Stamp: Sorry Donkey and sentiment from Whipper Snapper

Paper: Going Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up and Patterned Paper from Wild Asparagus by My Mind's Eye

Ink: Staz-on Jet Black Ink, Going Gray, Basic Black, Real Red and Cream Caramel classic ink pad from Stampin 'Up.

Accessories: Crystal Effects, Paper Piecing Tool

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

No need to worry...

And here is… Super Bella! Sarah Moore from Stampstar posted on her blog a couple of weeks ago, the challenge is to create 52 cards a year. This sketch (see below) is actually her 4th sketch and I plan to go back on her previous sketches. The fun part is there are no RULES. Whatever pleases you... just my kind of RULE to motivate you to try something new each week and to encourage you to create.

So, here's my first card from one of her sketches. The layout is pretty simple, and the color combo will be the same as the panel on the left. This is why my Super Bella by Stamping Bella is wearing brown and teal. Her cape is covered with dazzling diamonds for some bling. I hope this won't be too heavy for her when she flies.

Stamps: Superbella and Birthday sentiment from Stamping Bella

Paper: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip card stock from
Stampin' Up and Paterned Paper by My Minds Eye

Ink: Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip classic ink by
Stampin' Up

Accessories: Two-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamond from Stampin' Up

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bee Happy

Today's color challenge at SCS is "Making Yoyo Yellow look good". The color combination is Basic Gray (which I don't have), Going Gray (1 left) and Yoyo Yellow (eeekksss! Shock 2). The only person I know who likes this color is my Mom. But, being home and sick, I thought of making more cards and challenge myself.

The only image I can think of using this color combination is the Bee's from Stampendous. Image was stamped on Staz-On Jet Black ink and cut out, I was thinking of putting some stickles only on their wings but decided to emboss the whole image and added an adhesive rhinestone in the middle of the flower. I wanted to mat the image with a basic black card stock but the coluzzle circle template was way too big and I just didn't like the way it looked, so I used a drinking glass, traced it and it turned out perfect.

The card base is a 4 1/4 by 4 1/4 Yoyo Yellow card stock. I punched the ticket corner punch on Going Gray card stock and stamped with basic black classic ink using an unused pencil top eraser and added black brads.

Stamps: Bee Happy Topper by Stampendous
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Going Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White from Stampin' Up
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, Basic Black and Yoyo Yellow classic ink from Stampin' Up
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, Heat & Stick powder, iridescent ice, basic black grosgrain ribbon, adhesive rhinestones and pencil top eraser

Hey there.. Dahlia!

Yesterdays TLC (Technique Lover's Challenge) at SCS was to make a card using Dahlia Fold. The name of the technique made me think of the song Hey, there Delilah (and this song have been going through my head since last night). I have never tried this technique and I'm pretty glad that I did. I made two.

No stamping on the first card at all just folding, I almost gave up after the 2nd fold but I'm glad I hung on. I had a really hard time folding 8 (yes, 8!) little circles. I was not really crazy about the patterned paper I used for the flower at first when I was doing the fold but once I started assembling the card and used the same patterned paper for the background, it came out really nice...don't you think?

Paper: Lavander Lace, Basic Black from Stampin' Up and Pattern Paper by Mara-Mi

Accessories: Wide black sheer ribbon, thank you charm, self adhesive flower, silver cord and stampin' dimentional

After I made the first card, I wanted to try it using my scallop punch. I've seen some cards at SCS and several people said that it was easier to fold it, so there I was at midnight, folding 8 scallop circles and finished the card this morning...(I'm home sick todaySicky ). This is actually harder to fold than the previous one and when I was trying to put it together I have some gaps in between.

Stamps: Celebrate Everything by Stampin' Up

Ink: Old Olive Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Paper: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White and Pattern Paper from Scrapbook Walls

Accesories: Scallop Punch, Coluzzle Circle template, Flower and Circle brad

Monday, January 28, 2008

Make a Wish

or two if you want. Hey! I've always said if it is your day you can do whatever your heart desires...right?

I got this sketch (see below) from Lauren Meader of My Time... couple of weeks ago and just didn't had the chance to post it until now. Anyway, isn't this mouse the cutest ever? But oh! Second cutest mouse Mickey Star 16 is still my #1. This cupcake mouse is by Whipper Snapper Design, and the whole image is cut out and raised with a stampin' dimensional. I remember telling myself that I'll never do this again after I made this card but I just couldn't resist it and I think it came out really cute. The small cupcake and the sentiment is from Michael's $ bin. The icing on both cupcakes are covered with Liquid Appliqué and sprinkled with real pink sprinkles (don't forget to check his little hands covered with icing *chuckle*), and his nose is covered with crystal effects. I used Brocade Blue card stock for the base of the card and I stamped with Background Basics from Stampin' Up as a background with versamark. The patterned paper is from Magnolia Collection by My Minds Eye and tied with a wide grosgrain ribbon, again from Michael's $ bin, and finished the card with faux stiching. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful Monday and have a cupcake Cupcake or twoFlirty 2!

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

Paper: Brocade Blue, Green Galore and Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper is from My Mind’s Eye Magnolia Collection

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Liquid Appliqué , Stampin' Dimensional and Sprinkles

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sending you Smiles

I'm back!!! Not that I was gone, but I'm back on doing what I love to do...making CARDS! With the holidays and family issues, here's my first card for 2008.

I saw this color combination on SCS (Splitcoaststampers), and just love it! It actually reminds me of Strawberry Shortcake minus the black (well, that's why I made the base of the card with a black card stock).

Main image is stamped using Rose Red and Olive Green and added a green rhinestone in the middle of the flower, which is my favorite detail on this card. The flower and the background is from Stampin' Up 2007 Holiday Mini Catalog True Friend and sentiment is from Verve Visual. That's it for now! Make sure to come back again for more card shares *wink*. Hope you have a great weekend!

Stamps: True Friend and sentiment from Verve Visual

Paper: Basic Black, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, and Whisper White CS from Stampin' Up

Ink: Versa Mark, Rose Red, Olive Green from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Olive green grosgrain ribbon and green rhinestones

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Happy New Year!

Do you ever ask yourself why did I get out of bed today?
Is this all there is to life? And where the hack I left my car keys?

Don't despair; it's not too late to turn your life around! Well, unless you are really old (like 30); in that case I suggest alcohol. If you are still a useful member society (under 30), I gathered some life tips that without a doubt change your life in such a deep and profound way, you won't even notice!

So with all that said and done, now it's time to seat down, lean back, open your mind, scratch your tummy, cluck like a chicken and read this pearls of wisdom:

1. Every morning smile to your mirror, but why stop there? Smile to your kitchen table, to your living room sofa and to your iron board. Beware, don't smile to your dishwasher it may take it as provocation.

2. Always put your smile on. People will assume you are a crazy person and won't mess with you.

3. Be kind to others, send me money.

4. Live every day like it is your last.Crawl into a corner and cry.

5. Live every day to the fullest. When going to the bathroom take a newspaper!

6. Drinking is not a solution, unless we are talking about alcohol.

7. Better to give, than to receive (true only on case of infections).

8. Clothes don't make the man, but being naked will get you arrested.

9. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, put all of then in the fridge they will last longer.

10. Remember everybody makes mistakes, and you will have the opportunity to laugh on them.

11. Always follow your dreams; just be sure to check that Pamela Anderson is also on board.

12. Give a man a fish and he might take it the wrong way...

13. Honesty is the best policy, at least that what Pamela always telling me.

14. Time is money.
Stop reading stupid articles!