Monday, September 22, 2008

Not a creature was stirring...

Here's last week's challenge over at the awesomeBitten By the Bug...the challenge was to use the Home from Christmas Cheer, isn't it the cutest house? Go on over to the BBTB site and check out everyone's beautiful creations!

When I first starting thinking about what I wanted to do with this challenge what I envisioned turned into a COMPLETELY different creation! This is part of my work-in-progress acrylic album in memory my cat, Morgan, who past away about a 1 1/2 yrs ago. As a matter of fact this picture was taken about 3 weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer and subsequently died about little more than 3 mos from then.

If you would like to see what I've done so far with this acrylic album you can go here.

I LOVE this picture of her, she was always so cute hanging out or sleeping under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately this picture of the picture you can't see her cute little paws all curled up...

So, here is my take on the challenge...which BTW I hope to still be able to fit in some time before this Christmas to do the project I first envision!...stay tuned for that...

Reindeer Magic Dust Mix:
-CS: TPC "Espresso" and "Gingersnap", DCWV White Glitter, MM "Smooth Cranberry" and Bazzill Black
-DPs: Heidi Grace "Shimmer Flocked Paper"
-Jim Holtz Distressed Ink "Walnut Stain" and "Antique Linen"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Creamy Brown", "Merlot" and "French Blue"+
-Stickers: Jolee's Boutique "Glitter Green Flower Photo Corners" & Jolee's By You "Silver Passion Flower"
-Computer Fonts: Old English at 24 pts
-Cricut Carts: Christmas Cheer for the Home cut at 4 1/2" and Paper Doll Dress Up for the Sleigh cut at 1 1/2" and the reindeer cut at 2"
-Misc: Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, Adhesive, Zot dots

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Someone turned 50 today!

Someone I know is turning 50 today and my card to him will be a day late, he's a guy, he won't care... So I'm over at Enfys Cashmore's blog and as always get so much inspiration from her but this time she introduced us to the coolest stamp Max from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Well this stamp is the most perfect stamp for the today's b-day boy, as he love martini's. Plus my fiance's dad loves them too, so I know I'll be using this stamp again.

So here's it is...

I used Enfys lead on using Glossy Accents on the glass, it works like a charm!

Martini Cocktail:
-CS: Bazzill Basics "Safari", TPC "Sable" and Bazzill ?Burnt Orange?
-DPs: Paper Pizzazz "Brown Diamonds"
-Cuttlebug: Spots and Dots Embossing Folder
-Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle "Max", Stampendous "Birthday Brackets set" and Inkadinkadoo "Handmade-with-Love"
-Inks: Jim Holtz Distressed Inks "Walnut Stain" & Antiqued Linen"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Amber Clay" & "Chestnut Roan"
-Ribbon: Ric Rack Moss
-Computer Font: scrapNfont CK Kolette at 40 pts and 66 pts for "50"
-Cricut Carts: Mickey Font for "Fifty!" cut at 1" and "MIKE" cute at 1 1/2"
-Misc: Glossy Accents, Adhesive, Sakura Gelly Roll Black Pen, Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun


Thursday, September 18, 2008

I have the best mother in the world!

My mother is an amazing person, so patient, so caring, so loving, so mothering, so everything wonderful...she's done a lot for me lately (well my entire life) but I really felt the need to make a card for her not for mother's day or her b-day, just because...

I used Kazan's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You, here is her sketch:

I've been in the vintage mood lately and here is my take on Kazan's sketch:

The swirly image behind the Thank You stamp is a stamp from Stampin' Up! which I keep forgetting that I have that I love! It's SO SWIRLY!

Decided to dress up the back of the card as well:

A Mother's Love:
-CS: Bazzill "Med Pink", Bazzill Basics "Safari"
-DPs: Anna Griffin series and DCWV "Olive Script"
-Stamps: Hero Arts "Collage Thank You", Stampin' Up! "So Swirly" Jumbo Wheel and Inkadinkado "Handmade Flower Mug"
-Inks: Versafine "Vintage Sepia", Jim Holtz Distress Ink "Fired Brick" and Colorbox "Dark Moss"
-Dew Drops: Robin's Nest "DD Hyacynth"
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts CK Elegant at 24 pts, CK Bella at 24 pts and LD Dirty Drusillus at 24 pts
-Misc: Adhesive, chipboard


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby Announcements!

Hi there! This past week's challenge over at Bitten By the Bug was the flower frame from the Pooh & Friends cartridge. Unfortunately I do not have this one, which I should be sooo ashamed since I'm a huge Disney fan! I do have Pooh Fonts & Mickey Fonts but none of the other Disney carts, can't believe that! Anyway, so I asked my wonderful sweet friend (and fellow BBTB designer), Sharon to cut me one pink and one blue at 4" and she sent me all these wonderful options...shadow, white, etc. I was originally going to use self-adhesive pearls for the center of the flowers, but because Sharon being the sweetheart she is, the white flower frame went so beautifully over the blue one and then the shadow, so I left as is! So here's my take on the challenge this week. I'm going to show my SIL and see if she wants me to make her a bunch when she has my nephew (yes it's a boy!...we didn't know until Thurs, that is why I asked Sharon for one in pink and one in blue, didn't know what color theme I was going to go with). She's due in early February and we'll have fun going paper shopping as I would like her to pick them. :)

Also, please go over to the Bitten By the Bug site and see all the beautiful creations the rest of the designers did. Not to single anyone out but Sharon's is a beauty!

The baby bottle is from Doodlecharms which I cut at 8 1/8".

Baby Formula:
-DPS: Kaiser Scrapbook Cocco Series "Mocha" (both the striped side and the brown side) and Anna Griffin (don't know the name of the pattern)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Cocoa" and "Dune"
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts CK Bella (22 & 40 pts)
-Stickers: Deja Views Wonderful Words "Phrases*Expressions"
-Cricut Carts: Pooh & Friends "flower frame" cut at 4" by the lovely Sharon (also using the shadow and blackout features)
Doodlecharms for the baby bottle cut at 8 1/8" (don't ask me why I did that extra 1/8")


Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Scrumptious Shoes...2S4Y

It's someone's b-day this week and they will be receiving some scrumptious shoes! Well, at least scrumptious shoes stamped on a card...I really hope she has a delicious b-day!

I made this card using Laura's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You, here is her sketch:

And here's my take:

Check out these gorgeous Heidi Swapp Glitter Florals that a very sweet & generous talented lady from W. Australia sent me as a gift. Thanks Jane!

The Scrumptious Shoes Birthday Cake stamp has a sentiment to it but I opted to mask it out and using this stamp by Rubber Soul instead:

And the inside of the card:

-CS: Bazzill Basics "Safari"
-DPs: Cloud 9 "Baby Girl Stripe" and Paper Pizzazz "Soft Pin Swirls
-Stamps: Stampendous Scrumptious Shoes "Birthday Cake" and Rubber Soul "Delicious Birthday"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Olive" & "Warm Red"
-Pigment Ink: Colorbox Black
-Solvent Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
-Chalks: I Kan'Dee Pearlescent Jewel Tones
-Pearls: Hero Arts
-Blossoms: MM Dark Pink Daisy and Heidi Swapp White Glitter Florals
-Misc: Embossing Powder, heat gun, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, button, ribbon, adhesive, mini pop dots


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Exciting Day!

Well 1st of all I'm on vacation this week so days are already good this week. But today is even more special...First I found out that I'm being published for the 1st time in a magazine. It's called READY, SET, CREATE! and I will be in their Oct/Nov issue. I can't show you the project as I'm not allowed to post it until 30 days after the issue comes out. But I can give you a's fall & apple picking related.

Second, I found out that Enfys wanted to feature my card (below) on Inspirational. This is a must check out blog as there are the most inspirational creations on there. You must also check out Enfys site as she is extremely inspirational!

So with all this exciting news I see some blog candy coming...stay tuned!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happy B-day with some Scrumptious Shoes...2S4Y

Hi there, I've been wanting to play around with these Scrumptious Shoes (and I mean SCRUMPTIOUS!) from Stampendous. And I also wanted to see which medium I like working with better, markers & water pens or prismacolor pencils with gamsol. I used both in this yummy shoe, can you tell which part is which medium?

This is based off of Kazan #8 sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. There are some very beautiful takes on this sketch from the design team over there!

Here's Kazan's sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I've been taking DeeDee's lead on taking pictures of my work with props because it really does make it look more interesting! And not just a stark white background.

This is something that is going to wind up in my Etsy shop..once I open one :P, as soon as I do I'll let you know!

Scrumptious Recipe:
-DPs: Heidi Grace double-sided "Cherrywood Lane/Paisley", Paper Pizza "Faded Pink flower" and Anna Griffin unknown name to the pattern (ivory floral?)
-Stamps: Stampendous Scrumptious Shoes A La Mode (for the shoe) AND Birthday Cake (for the sentiment)
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan and Pink Pastel
-Markers: Marvy 1314 - #18 Dark Brown, #15 Olive Green, #67 Bubble Gum Pink and #46 Crimson Lake
-Blossoms: Colorbok "Family Blessings", Prima's Got Flower? Fabric Fancies "Quartz" & "Opal"
-Ribbon: Earth Friendly Cotton Lace
-Dew Drop: Robins's Nest "Fresh Mowed Grass" and "DD Hyacynth"
-Misc: Pigment Ink, Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Red line tape, chipboard, Herma Dots adhesive, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol


My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.