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Feb 28, 2009

Mojo Monday week 75 sketch

Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you're having a great weekend. Mine has been very busy, but I got lots of things done.
Today's card I made for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge week 75. I used one of my new digital images from the Digital Stamp Oasis . Just released it today (along with 5 others)!
I love it, it is so much fun to color, and I think my digital artist (and dear husband) did such a wonderful job with it. Just what I had in mind.
I printed the image out as a wallet size on Georgia Pacific 110 lb card stock (from Walmart). No heat setting is required. The image was colored with my alcohol markers (I have copics, prismas and blick studio-they are all pretty much the same). The front mushroom and butterfly front wings were cut out and mounted with dimensionals for a 3d look. I added stickles to the caterpillar, the butterfly and the dots on the mushrooms. The blueish looking card stock is actually SU's basic gray stamped with white craft ink using Paisley background stamp. The designer paper is from SU (celery prints), and I used the MS Lace punch to create the border. The sentiment is from SU's retired set Vases in Vogue, one of my faves. I just love the sentiments that are included with the set!
Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: digital image (digital Stamp oasis), Stampin up (vases in vogue, paisley)
Paper: real red, basic gray, so saffron, creamy caramel, gp white 110lb
Ink: HP inkjet, memento tuxedo black, craft white
Accessories: alcohol markers, prima flowers, brads, eyelets, Martha stewart lace border punch, oval punch, black gingham ribbon, dimensionals.

Feb 22, 2009

About me (CCB01) and High Hopes guest DT card

Hello and happy sunday. I hope you had a great weekend! I did for the most part, plus I got some stamping done.
I decided to make this card in for the High Hopes design team call. Their stamps are soooo adorable, and I really just recently heard from them. I'd love to be a guest designer for them!! So I thought, why not try!
I also thought this card is perfect to show off my style for the creatively cute blogger group I belong to. The theme is "Getting to know you" Create a card showing off your favorite images, your card style, colors etc. I just love cute stamps, especially cute animal images! They just make me happy. I love to use images that I can color and I love spring. I also love to embellish with flowers and glitter is a must have. Paper piercing has become one of my favorite things to add too. If you'd like to play along, please post your card in a comment, so I can go check it out.
Thanks so much for looking, I hope you are having a good start of the week!

Stamps: Penny Black- Easter carrots, SU-cute converse, Stampabilities-vintage flourish
Paper: DCWV textured card base, pink pirouette, certainly celery, DCWV short stack
Ink: memento tuxedo black, , pretty in pink
Accessories: prima flowers, rhinestones brads, eyelet, ribbon, paper piercing tool kit, stickles, scallop rectangle nesties, big kick, SU scallop edge punch, SU large and small oval punch.

Feb 20, 2009

2 challenges - 1 card

Hello and happy friday!
Today I decided to play along in the LSC over on SCS, to use a shade of green. I also decided to use the sketch from from Friday sketchers .
I had this beautiful designer paper from DCWV in my scrap box and with the yellow in it it was perfect to use with my Susie Squirrel loves flowers image from my store the digital stamp oasis
Image was printed on Georgia Pacific 110lb card stock.
Image is colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. (Baby oil does not work good with digital images, but gamsol works like a charm and to answer someone's question from my comments from the last card- I do not heat set)
To finish this card off, I added the swirly sizzix diecuts, flowers from the flower trio punch with pearl centers, added the sentiment and applied stickles to the dandelions. I also did some paper piercing on the wild wasabi card stock.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you're having a super friday!!

stamps: digital image from the digital stamp oasis , SU sentiment
ink: HP inkjet, wild wasabi
paper: wild wasabi, yoyo yellow, georgia pacific 110lb white
Accessories: flower trio punch, pearls, big kick, sizzix die, word window punch, paper piercing tool kit, stickles.

Feb 18, 2009

Meet Sammy Squirrel

Hello and happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great day! It is nasty outside today, but I finally got lots of things accomplished that I was working on.

Today I am going to show you a card made with one of the images from my very own line of digital stamps!! (I am so excited!!!) They can be purchased at my etsy store, the digital stamp oasis. I finally went online with 5 of them today, but more will be added!!
Image was printed with my ink jet printer (at approx. 2.75 x 2.5 inches) and colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. It worked like a charm, no smearing AT ALL. But it does not work with baby oil.
The sketch is from last week's monday mojo sketch challenge. I loved that sketch and will use it again!! I do not recall the name of the designer paper. But I did add stickles to it for some bling. I also added stickles to the strawberry leafs. Other embellishments are scallop edges, circle sentiments adhered to a scallop circle, and some paper piercing. The top left looked too empty so I added the two green brads. The flourish stamp on the bottom left is from stampabilities. The finished card measures approx. 6.75x 4.75. The perfect size for the envelopes I got from my after christmas 75%off sale (I love those sales!!!)
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you are having a wonderful day with some time to create!

digital image: the stamp oasis
stamps: stampabilites, stampin up
paper: stampin up kiwi kiss, riding hood red, basic grey, gp white, designer paper source unknown
accessories:brads, ribbon, scallop edge punch and scallop circle punch ( all su), 1 1/4 inch circle punch (EK), small handheld hole punch (EK),

Feb 13, 2009

Love you ...always

Hello and happy Friday!!
I hope you're having a great day! I made this card last night inspired by the Stamp Something challenge from last friday "Something Valentine". I just finished my card last night and it was too late to upload.

This card was made using the Whimsy Mice stamp from Whimsy Stamps. (Thank you again Denise for this cute cute stamp!!!) I colored the image with copic markers and added stickles to the words. I love to add the color black in small amounts to my cards. That is what I did here too. To finish this card off, I did some paper piercing, added pink rhinestones, paper flowers with button and brad, stamped the sentiment and added ribbon to it.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and a sweet Valentine's day!!

Feb 9, 2009

Sugar Nellie Cutie

Hello and happy wednesday! Hope you are having a great day with some stamping or crafting in it!
I just love this sugar nellie stamp! It is so much fun to color! I used my prismacolor pencils again blended with baby oil for coloring. I have tried Gamsol too, but came to the conclusion that baby oil works just the same without any harmful fumes. The edges of the white CS were sponged lightly with bashful blue for a softer look. The sentiment is from SU's retired set Vases in Vogue, I will never part with that set, just for the sentiments alone! (Well, I actually separated all of my sentiments from the SU sets that I have). The designer paper is SU's bashful prints. Embellishments added are stickles, a little paper flower (punched out with SU's flower trio punch) a small rhinestone, a paper doily and a little bit of ribbon. I am pretty happy with this card. I hope you like it too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my blog today!


Romance is this weeks Theme at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I decided to use this adorable dog from Penny Black's clear set "Critter Party".
Image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. The image was cut out with my cutterbee scissors. I like to cut out very detailed so these sharp scissors are a MUST. The card is rather simple. Again, I felt like using a circle doily. I have fallen in love with doilies! The flowers were punched out with Su punches, I just added polka dots to the white flowers with a SU marker and attached with black brads. The sentiment is from SU's retired set "happy harmony" To finish the card off I added the lace border with ribbon, used my ticket corner punch for the sentiment and did some paper piercing along the edges.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a GREAT monday!

Feb 7, 2009

Too stinkin' cute!!

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!
I cannot believe it has been Monday since I made my last card. I have been soooo busy! I really hope to be able to get some stamp time this weekend!
Today I want to show you this adorable card I received from Denise, the owner of Whimsy Stamps.
She is the sweetest and so is this card!! It was such a nice surprise to find a little package in the mail. She even included one of the new release stamps (Love you mice)! Just for being the January guest Designer! How sweet of her! I can't wait to ink up that stamp!
Isn't this skunk the cutest!! I love the soft colors Denise used! The spiral punch adds such a nice touch too! I can't believe I don't own that one yet! Denise, if you read this: I tried to send you an email, but it was returned and then I remembered one of your posts about getting a new internet provider. Just want to say "Thank you so very much!!!"

Feb 2, 2009

Penny Black Challenge Week 34

A happy hello to all my blog visitors!! Hope you are having a good start of the week!
Today I decided to make a circle card for this week's Penny Black Challenge. I really liked using the doily in yesterday's card, so I thought I'd use one again. I sponged the edges lightly with night of navy ink. Then adhered it to a night of navy circle. The white scallops are actually 1"circle punchouts that I adhered behind the navy circle and sponged with navy ink. Then I punched three little holes in each circle. I ran the bashful blue circle thru the big kick with one of SU's texture plates. I really wish it would show more! I also sponged these edges with night of navy ink, then adhered it to the night of navy card base. To finish off the card, Iadded the ribbon, mounted the elephant and flower with butterfly with dimensionals, added some punched out flowers with buttons and applied stickles to the flowers and around the bashful and navy edge. The sentiment is from a precious moments set, I punched it out with my word window punch then adhered to a large oval and added paper piercing.

Stamps: Penny Black (Embrace), Precious Moments sentiment
Ink: black, night of navy
Paper: night of navy, bashful blue, pretty in pink, wild wasabi, paper doily
Accessories: copics, ribbon, buttons, several punches, stickles, SU texture plates, big kick.

Hope you like my take at a circle card!

Feb 1, 2009

Featured Stamper Bev!!

Hello and happy Sunday!
I am so glad that I finally found some time to do a challenge!
This week's Featured stamper on SCS is Bev R. Have you seen her gallery?? It is full of gorgeous stuff just like her blog. It was so hard to choose just one card to case. For now I decided to go with this one.
I pretty much kept the color scheme of blue/brown and the same layout. My card is really very similar to Bev's because I just loved hers so much!! For my main image I used a Sarah Kay stamp and colored it with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil. Instead of a heart doily I used a circle shaped one and sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink. My background pattered paper is actually a piece of tempting turquoise. I stamped the "Floral Flourish" by Paper Inspirations with white craft ink around the edges of the turqouise paper. I love that stamp! I also sponged the edges of this paper with choc. chip ink. The large flower was made using the scallop circle punch by SU, I just cut into each scallop. To finish this card off I stamped the sentiment on top and bottom of the turquoise paper,I added the ribbon bunch, some jewelry pieces as flower centers, the photo corners and swirls. I added stickles to the girl and to some of the flowers. To make the "ribbon-flower" I just put a glue dot in the middle of each of the ribbon scraps and then put the flower on top of that. Very easy. Not sure if Bev made her's the same way.

Stamps: Sarah Kay, The paper studio (Floral Flourish), stampabilities (Follow your dreams)
Paper: Chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, GP white, white doily
Ink: memento black, chocolate chip, white craft ink
Accessories: photo corner, scallop circle, goho blossom, flower trio (all punches by SU), striped ribbon by offray, other ribbon my msc. venders, prima and fabric flowers, stickles, cuttlebug swirl, big kick, jewelry circles
Technique: coloring with prismacolor pencils, sponging

Thanks so much for stopping by!