Thursday, July 31, 2008

CC173 & SC186

I finally got around to CC173. It's hard to do a cc when you don't have the ink, but I finally made myself do it. I am happy to be out of my colour box. I've been doing the same colours too much lately. This is a bright and vibrant colour combo. Oops.. I thought I had fixed the pink brad to be aligned with the other two. I guess I'll have to fiddle again with it.


Paper - Pomegranate, Wasabi, Celery PP, Berry Bliss PP
Ink - Pomegrante and Certain Celery
Stamps - CTMH With Love stamp set.. surprise. I'm using it non stop right now.
Accessories - Gem brads, ribbon, dimensionals, clear ep, cuttlebug folder.

Wishing everyone a great long weekend and great weather for it!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cased from xeyedlyza

I cased a card from xeyedlyza on scs. I just loved her card and asked her what company CTMH was and she messaged me that is was Close To My Heart. Now, I have this set myself!!! My great friend Mel bought me for my Birthday! How lucky am I!

I used the cc#176 and added choc. chip. I aquapainted the flowers with sky reinker and also coloured in part of the vase with the blue. I did the bg on the vanilla in different shades of the choc chip and sky and then coloured in some of the dark choc chip ones in the river rock. Added a ribbon to the vase, stuck on the flowers with dimensionals and that is that!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CTMH With Love

I really like this past weeks colour challenge and sketch challenge. So, I thought I would combine them. I took so many pictures of this card and could not get a decent one. The iridescent ice looks mushed instead of sparkly. I've never really stamped these type of images before and I know why.. I'm not good at it. It's different though. I'm tired of my same ol' same ol'.
CTMH With Love stamp set that I got for my Bday from my so generous rockin friend Mel and S.U. Stitched BG. Sky, River rock and Vanilla paper. Sky, River and White craft inks. Blender pen to colour the sky onto the stamp. Why the hell SU didn't make the incolours matching markers is beyond me. I'm hoping they made matching markers for this next set of incolours. I've got the CTMH markers that match coming. SU is losing out on sales. Ok, done my little rant. Iridescent ice on the little sky flowers, ribbon, small corner punch for scallops and used a cuttlebug folder (forget the name) with white chalk rubbed across it. I had high hopes for this card, but it just didn't come together as imagined. Next time as I always say to myself!
It's cold and rainy here today, so instead of cleaning...I'm off to attempt another card. Now, just to keep the girls entertained.
I hope you are out somewhere enjoying a hot day!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

FS74 Dare To Be Fabulous

This is the card I came up with from this weeks FS74 Teneale. I changed the sage shadow to pretty in pink, added some pink bling and did iridescent ice on the pink part of the flower and on the baroque swirl.
What a great card for inspiration and to pull me out of a rut!
I borrowed Mels Fabulous Friends stamp set a couple weeks ago and wasn't coming up with anything I liked. Teneale's layout and 3 layer flower was perfect!
PiP paper and ink, Choc. chip paper and ink.
Fabulous Flowers and Baroque Motif stamp sets.
Pink square blingbling, versamark pen and iridescent ice.
Big brad and 3 ribbons.
I dare you... to be fabulous! I know I have days I could use a bit more!!! :o)

SC183 Seize The Cupcake

I need a stamp that says "Seize the Ice Cream Cone" lately. I just love having them on hot days. Not good for the waistline though!
I had such a hard time with this card. I really wanted to destress in my dungeon, but the creativity was stagnant. I finally gave up after coming back to it during commercial breaks of The Deadliest Catch. Those men are crazy!

Last week's sketch challenge on scs was this layout. I can't seem to get away from these colours. Maybe, the new in colours will pull me away for awhile. We'll have to see how they look in real life.

Recipe: Too simple to really list. Hero Arts cupcake stamps, cuttlebug bday embossing folder, some SU ribbons, linen BG stamp, couple brown brads, blender pens to colour in cupcake and nesties. I could use a moist chocolate cupcake right now. I'm insomnicating and having monthly cravings. GGGrrrrr.... and of course tomorrow will be the day the girls are up the earliest of the week. It goes without saying, I swear!

I hope you all are tucked snugly in bed, dreaming of your next card. :o)

Kim - Twingirls (scs)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Popsicle Cards

I saw these today on scs by lilorangemouse. What a simple and cute idea! I like simple.. my brain can handle that. So, I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't have any cute fruit stamps, so I improvised best I could. I also made a cherry one, but it didn't turn out so well. :o( These would be so cute for a little kids summer Bday party for invites don't ya think? Added some coloured thread to the stick for some colour. Nice when stuff matches! Stole some of the girls popsicle sticks. hee hee... good thing they had some of the hundreds I bought them left.


Papers: Lovely lilac, Green galore and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: LL, GG, PP, Versamark
Stamps: So Many Scallops, In The Spotlight, Hero Arts Cupcakes
Accessories: SU scallop punch, Nesties scallop, Making Memories thread, irid. ice

The girls and I are going to make these tomorrow. They were so excited to see these, but I didn't want them writing all over these. They can stamp and write all over theirs!

Thanks for stopping by! What is your favourite flavour for a popsicle? I love root beer, lime or grape.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hero Arts is My Hero

Yippee... I spoiled myself today with my first acrylic stamp set. I had seen it in my LSS last week and was in the area again today and I just had to stop and get it. I also picked up some pp and brads to play with.
I made my own bg with 3 of the stamps from this Hero Arts Cupcake stamp set. How cool is that! The pp is Karen Foster Birthday Celebration. I keep using the same colours, so I picked paper that had colour and it was fun matching the colours in the pp to S.U. Added some microbeads to the top of the cupcake with a cherry on top. Both images were stamped with blk craft ink and clear embossed. The ribbon was bought stamped with Happy Birthday on it. I also added a couple of my new brads. Pulled out the S.U. markers for the cupcake colouring.
I can't wait to play some more! Something different then flowers..finally!
Forgot to add... layout is from Lizzie Anne Designs. Great layout!