Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fun at the Beach

These boys are having so much fun at the beach and it's just way too hot so they went to buy a popsicles to cool down.

And, not to be outdone, these girls are doing what girls always do... look good. And, they have to match their polka dot bikini's with a glittery flower.

Both cards are for Beate's Weekly Sketch Challenge. Penguin Dude and Penguin Chick is from Imaginisce, A Shore Thing Collection. I was lucky to snag these stamp for only .29 cents when our LSS was closing. And, I have to used these cuties before the summer ends. Both patterned paper is from Stampin' Up, Cutie Pie, Designer Series Paper. The boys popsicles are covered with liquid applique and the girls are wearing mini-prima flowers and covered with Martha Stewart, gemstone glitter.

Make sure to scroll down to see my card for Taylor's cupcake challenge that I created today.
Teethy

Stamps: Penguin Dude and Penguin Chick is from Imaginisce, A Shore Thing Collection

Paper: Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue card stock and DSP/Cutie Pie from Stampin' Up

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Basic Black gross grain ribbon, Liquid Applique, Crystal Effects, Mini Prima Flowers, black brads and Gemstone Glitter by Martha Stewart

Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge #31

No cupcake this week for me for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge Blowing Nose. But these love birds, (okay they're not birds) are back and wants show their love. Main image is from House Mouse Design, I Give You My Heart. And can you see Amanda's pearls? Mudpie gave that to her last year for their Anniversary.


Stamps: I Give You my Heart by House-Mouse Design and sentiment from Faux Ribbon set by Papertrey Ink

Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla card stock from
Stampin' Up and DSP by Elsie (Betty Love Dot)

Ink:
Versafine Onyx Black, and SU re-inkers

Accessories:
5/8 Cholocate Chip satin ribbon, Small and Large Oval punch, Cystal Effects and Beaded Pearls

Friday, August 29, 2008

There are mice in the house!

Well... not literally! Just found 2 more blogs over the weekend when I was home alone with weekly challenges and why not join in with everyone?!

Here's my creation for Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the challenge is NO CARDS ALLOWED. A friend from work loves to go to the movies every weekend and Costco has this great deal for 2 movie tickets for $14 but the envelope was just too plain! I didn't just want to insert the movie tickets on a card so I made my own movie ticket holder....I know the challenge asked for no cards allowed but really it's not...LOL! (I just forgot to take a picture of what it looks like inside.)


And here's my card for last week's challenge at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. For their first challenge they want to see anything based on something "NEW", a great way to start a challenge with a brand new blog. I was a little late posting this but I thought I'd share what I created.


I can't find the right sentiment to put on this card but just looking at these two, it seems like they're celebrating their new found love!

Stamps: Critter Party by Penny Black and Wreath Love by House-Mouse Design

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Real Red card stock from Stampin' Up and DSP by American Crafts

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, Oval and Circle Scallop punch, Liquid Applique and Crystal Effects

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Simply Adorable

What do you do when you work 8 hours a day, help your child with homework, make sure your work clothes and your child's uniform are ready for the next day, and get your lunch and your child's lunch packed for the next day? You do 2 challenges in 1!

When I saw Kristina's color inspiration for this week, I was really excited! I just {heart} these colors together. Though pink pirouette is one of the new Stampin' Up In Color for this year, it was added as a favorite right away. And when I stumbled on Sarah Kay Weekly Challenges early this week, it just have to be added to my weekly to do list. So, when I got home from work last night, while helping my daughter with her homework and doing laundry at the same time, I CREATED and here's my card for this week's both Kristina Werner's color inspiration and Sarah Kay's sketch challenge.

The main image is Sarah Kay Rose's Garden and was stamped on Very Vanilla and matted with Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip card stock and watercolored the image with SU re-inkers. Certain Celery and Regal Rose DSP were matted with Chocolate Chip card stock. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Cute Converse set, stamped on Very Vanilla, punched using small oval punch, and matted with Chocolate Chip punched using large oval. I finished the card with Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon and pink dew drops. Card base is 5" square card.

Stamps: Rose's Garden by Sarah Kay

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Certain Celery card stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, small and large oval punch and pink dew drops

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh My Gosh!

I just had to share this...way too funny!
video

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More, More, More

In the midnight hour, she cried more, more, more
With a rebel yell, she cried more, more, more.

That would be Billy Idol, Rebel Yell!

And, this is me with more cards that I created over the weekend when I was home alone. I was able to participate with more challenges and oh, how fun it is. Jump For Joy

I'm on a roll with Tracy's Thursday's sketch challenge, this is her 3rd sketch and I was able to participate on all 3... how cool is that? This cute fishing penguin is by A Muse and while she's fishing something for dinner, she's thinking of someone really special... Ummm , who could it be?

Stamps: Fishing Penguin from A Muse Design

Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue card stock and Pretty in Pink DSP from Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Mary Scallop Square Punche, Bashful Blue grossgrain ribbon, Liquid Applique and Crystal Stickles


The second card is for All that Scraps #14 Sketch Challenge. The butterfly is from CC Designs, Beautiful Butterflies. I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock with Timber Brown staz-on ink and matted with Chocolate Chip card stock. The patterned paper is from Autumn Leaves, I was really not happy when I was done with the card, it seems like there's something missing. So, I stamped the butterfly again on the same patterned paper and adhered it on top and added some crystal stickles.The prima flowers are added at the end and topped with adhesive rhinestones.

I sure hope you have a beautiful day!

Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies by CC Designs

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red card stock from Stampin' Up and Patterned Paper by Autumn Leave

Ink: StāzOn Timber Brown and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, Prima Flowers, Self-adhesive rhinestones, and Crystal Stickles



Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Monday!

Since I'm only a Stampin' Up hobby demo, there's no way I would be able to get any of the Level 2 or Level 3 hostess sets... well, unless I spend $300 worth of Stampin' Up goodies in one order, which it's really easy to do with all their wonderful stamps but I just couldn't afford that. Luckily, SU offers a hostess sets for pre-order for both level 2 and level 3 with a discount...cool huh!

Serene Spring is the set I ordered and I'm so glad I did and can you see the flowers? They are covered with Baby Pink Flower Soft, it adds texture and dimension to your cards... very pretty. You can check this video on how to use this product.

Happy Monday and see you tomorrow!

Stamps: Serene Spring by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink DSP by Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon and Baby Pink Flower Soft

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Falling in Love

No, not me.... just these two cuties. Not really sure what they are but aren't they adorable? The image is from Stampavie and illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller.

The sketch is by Lauren Meader of My Time..., she hosts a sketch challenge every weekend and since I'm home alone this weekend, I thought of continuing what I've been doing for the last 2 days... STAMP! I printed the sentiment on the computer and placed it on a heart metal tag by Making Memories. An ex-boyfriend wrote this to me loooong time ago and I've always loved it (wishing he's still in-love with me...LOL!) and thought I'd let these two borrow it for now .Teethy

Stamps: Prickly Passion by Stampavie, Illustrated by Rachelle Anne Miller and Polka Dots background from Stampin' Up

Paper:
Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Ink:
StāzOn Jet Black and SU re-inkers

Accessories:
Pretty in Pink gross grain ribbon, hearts metal tag and tag maker by Making Memories

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Taylored Expression Cupcake Challenge #30

It's time for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge and here's my card for this week's sketch challenge. I wanted to use the same color combination from the patterned paper used here but not really happy how it came out. Don't you just hate when that happens. Oh well!


The main image and sentiment is from Stampendous Merry Muffin set. Fluffles is not supposed to be on top of this cupcake but who couldn't resist being on top of this delish icing?

Stamps: Merry Muffins by Stampendous

Paper: Whisper White, Certain Celery, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up
and Patterned Paper by Autumn Leaves

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and SU re-inkers

Accessories: Real Red gross grain ribbon, white liquid applique, pink dew drops

Friday, August 22, 2008

Challenges

What do you do when you take some time off from work and your daughter started school, and you have piles of laundry to do, dishes laying around and the house needs to be cleaned? STAMP...right, right?!? Because that's what I did today. Well, after I dropped off my daughter from school, pick up my Jeep from a body shop and took it to get an oil change, I went home and STAMP.


My first card is for a TCP (The Cat's Pajamas) Challenge and was hosted by the Hipster Hostess Toni Armstrong of Moved to the Mountains. And this weeks challenge is a color challenge using BLUE and ORANGE.



My 2nd card is for Kristina Werner's color inspiration. And this weeks color combination is Basic Black, Going Gray, Whisper White and a color of your choice and I choose to use Certain Celery.


And last but not the least, it's Beate's sketch challenge. I'm really not happy with the card I created, so I'll make sure to make another card using the same layout.


I'll be back to post detail with all 3 cards later today and post more cards that I created for this weeks challenges.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Chocolate Chips....anyone?

This week's try a new technique at Splitcoast Stampers is to make a treat box using acetate. You can see the instruction for this cute boxes by clicking here.



And I have the perfect stamp for what I just wanted to put on this cute box...Chocolate Chips Cookies...YUM! Just wished I have a heart shaped cookie to match Tilda's newly baked cookies. And, if I don't wait until the last minute, these boxes would be perfect for Halloween treats for my daughter's class... Will see and knowing me, I'll wait until the last minute and decide I'll just do it next year...LOL!

Stamps: Baking Tilda from Magnolia and from So Many Sayings by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip, Rose Red card stock and DSP from Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Prisma water colors

Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Scallop Punch, Acetate


Monday, August 18, 2008

Snow Fun

Here's this weeks sketch challenge from Tracy of Eat, Sleep, Stamp and since the sketch was inkspired from one of an A Muse designer - Erika, I thought of using my A Muse neglected stamps.


The main image Igloo and Juggling penguin was stamped on Whisper White card stock, the main image is measured 2" x 2" and layered with square Nestabilities with Basic Black card stock. Both images was raised with stamping dimensionals and covered with liquid applique and crystal stickles.

Stamps: Igloo and Juggling Penguin from A Muse Design

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red card stock and Certain Celerey DSP from Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Prisma water color

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Square Nestabilities, Stampin' Up Scallop Punch, Real Red grossgrain ribbon, Liquid Applique and Crystal Stickles

Friday, August 15, 2008

Monkeying around

It's Friday and we all deserve too... right? And who wouldn't love to hang out with this Swinging Monkey and he's ready to share his cupcake with anyone who wants to play with him.

I had this layout in my head ever since I got this stamp from Whipper Snapper Design but always thought it would be too much work and guess what.... it is, LOL! But, it's so worth it! I had the main image stamped in the middle of a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 whisper white card stock and used my oval Coluzzle to create a window and cut around him and the branch. I created a frame using oval coluzzle with chocolate chip card stock to high lite the image. The patterned paper is from a left over from this card. The cupcake is from Michael's dollar bin, covered with white liquid applique for a delicious icing and topped with a red dew drop as a cherry.

I probably over used this cupcake a lot but it's just a great addition to any card. Perfect when Skoober need to bring something to a birthday party, when Dude need to carry something on his back, Lauren's sketch challenge, or just sharing a cupcake just for you.

Happy Friday and hope you have a great weekend!

Stamps: Swingin' Monkey from Whipper Snapper Design, sentiment from Many Saying by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White and Chocolate Chip card stock from Stampin' Up, and Patterned Paper from Walmart

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Liquid Appliqué and Faux dew drop