Thursday, April 30, 2009

Baja Breeze in the Garden

Hi Everyone!  
WOW I am loving all this beautiful weather here in NH!!!!  It is making it so hard for me to get ready for my demo at my local SU Spring Fling this weekend.  Needless to say I have been staying up VERY late every night because I am not starting to work till 10pm....Actually though I am feeling very good about my projects.  I am demoing "GREAT GIFTS FOR UNDER $5.00"  You can still make someone a FAB gift for not a ton of money.  I am so happy with some of the items I have made!!!  I will share them with you after Saturday!  Maybe I will give you a little sneak peak tomorrow ;)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set...I think I have mentioned this before!  I really wanted to use the Parisian Breeze Specialty Textured DSP!  OH is it so yummy!  (So is the Pink Flamingo DSP CINDY)  So I used WCP and my reinkers to color in the image.  I also used my Stampamagig to line up my images so I would not waste any of my WCP if I messed up.

I also used my CB embossing folder to give the top part of the card some texture!  I wanted to try and not use ribbon on this card although it would have looked beautiful so I added some buttons to the right hand side with thread instead.

I was really happy with the way this card came out!!!

Have a great day to YOU!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Birthday Card for Ella

OH MY GOODNESS we had some BEAUTIFUL weather in NH today!  I was outside ALL day!  We had a birthday party for Miss Ella today and I decided to make her card 15 minutes before having to leave.  YIKES...that is how nice it was outside I didn't want to come in!  I used Lauren's Color Challenge for this card and I was happy with the look of it!  I would have added more accessories if I had time.  My girl friends and I swapped some images last week and I got this Bella Image for Cindy Lawrence.  It is oh so cute.  I may need to stamp it a few more times next time I see her :)  I was going to make another card just like this (plus more accessories) but I was coloring her while I was watching Grey's on the DVR and I was crying so hard that I messed it all up.  BOO HOO!!!!  So in the trash it went.  Oh and I used my very last piece of Baja Blue ribbon....I love these SU IN colors and I am very sad they are going away in a short while!  I am going to have to stock up!
Well I am so tired.  Off to bed I go.  Have a WONDERFUL Sunday!  
Thanks  for stopping by for a look :)  

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lauren's Saturday Sketch on FRIDAY! :)

HI!  Today I decided to play in one of Lauren's Saturday Sketch Challenges!   I love this layout and just had to make 2 cards.  A boy card and a girl card ;)  I was looking through my stash of cards the other night and I don't have any boy cards....I had so much fun making this card.  I kept picturing this little dragonfly from Bella Stamps as Zain LOL!!!!  I colored the little dude in with my Copics on Gina K white Lux paper.  When I was all done coloring I looked at it and thought one more stroke rigggghhhht here...and  that is when I went outside of the lines.  I was so mad!  Instead of getting frustrated I just covered it up with my white gel pen and went on my way haha!!!!  I decided to use some old SU DSP that I have been hoarding.  My girl friends told me I hoard so girls I am using this for you :)  I was quite excited with my boy card!!!

Now my girl card not as excited about.  It took me forever to find some DSP that I looked and I couldn't find 2 different ones that matched well....I made 6 of these cards and kept the boo boo card for myself forgetting to take a picture of the "good" ones.  The "GOOD" cards didn't have an empty space at the bottom.  As I went to stamp this card the phone rang and my placement was just all wrong...BUT I didn't want to waste it!  I cut the butterfly out and used some stickles and Crystal Effect...oh so shiny and pretty IRL

Well that is it for me to a playdate that I am already late for because it took Zain forever to fall asleep at nap time.  He really needs his naps too or he is CRANKY.  We are going to dinner with friends tonight :)  That always makes me happy.

Have a wonderful night and make sure you check out Lauren's blog on Saturdays for her fun Challenges.  ALL NEW IN MAY!!!! (what am I talking about check her blog EVERYDAY!)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where is all my Stamping time?

Hi Everyone!!!!

Oh wow where did time go?  My last post was weeks ago....I haven't even really been stamping either.  I am redoing my stamp room and it has been one BIG mess!!!!  I went to IKEA and got a couple of really cool items.  I will share them with you as soon as my room is complete!  I really want to make a table so it may be a few weeks....who really knows.

So I am still loving my Copics!  I am ordering some more the end of the week LOL so bad! but OH SO GOOD!!!!

I just love this set from SU's mini catalog!  I really think this will be a hot seller.  I colored this same image with my Copics about 6 times :)  I was just having so much fun and I was practicing :)  I know I am such a DORK!!!

I have been reading some blogs and getting tips on how to color with my Copics.  Everyone is so nice to share! is a great teaching site!  I sat up last night till 2am reading!  I can't wait to go color!

I spent a great evening with friends on Monday night and we did an image swap.  I will be coloring those soon and posting them.  Girls I love ya!

I have a workshop on Thursday and nothing ready LOL ya typical me...I am going out with a friend Wednesday night that I have not seen in 3 years!  I am so excited!!!!  So I guess I better go clean my stamp room and start cutting card stock...oh did I mention I am really sleepy!  It's going to be a late one!!!!!

Hope to be back soon GIRLS ;)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Digital Images!

Hi Everyone!!!

I am so excited about digital images!!!  They are the coolest thing!  I bought mine from Little Paper Shop, go check them out they are pretty cheap too! 

The first card I did was with colored pencils because I didn't have my Copics yet....BUT I do NOW!!!  I used the image Mom and Chick.  It is oh so cute!!!  I can't wait to use this image with my Copics! The second card I made this morning at the nursing home while Eleanor was taking a nap.  One of the nurses needed a birthday card for her daughter I used the image Katie Mushroom.  I got the new DSP that is in the new mini from SU.  OHHH and I got some liquid pearls that I had to try as well!!!!  I couldn't really get the shading down on this card but I am still practicing!


I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!