Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Images: Rubber Romance. Paper: A muse & American Crafts. Ink: Memento, Copics, Prismacolor Pencils & Stickles.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Ha! I've been waiting to use that title ever since I bought some flock a few weeks back!! This was a card for Tracy's sketch challenge this week. This colors on this card remind me of McDonald's, the fuzzy red hair on this bird doesn't help much either.
I used the Sakura glue pen for attaching the flock and it actually stuck really well. The other glue I used didn't really work out too good for me!
Images: A muse, PTI. Paper: A muse, American Crafts. Ink: Memento, Doodlebug flock. Ribbon: A muse
Monday, September 22, 2008
I couldn't stay away from my A muse stamps too long! This was a another quick birthday card for one of my co-workers. I stamped the cake on another piece of paper and popped the cake off the image to give it a 3D look.
I got to travel a bit this past summer and found a new show to watch on the flights. I got up on three seasons of 'How I Met Your Mother' and thought it was hilarious! It's starts tonight so I'm off to catch up.
Images: A muse & Stampendous. Ribbon: A muse. Ink: Memento, Copic, Prismacolor & Stickles
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Here's a quick birthday card for my SIL. I used my glue pen to add glitter to her wings and added Stickles to any empty spot.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
About the title, the party was supposed to be a surprise party but am I unable to lie to my husband. It's a sickness. I turn into a 5 year old and he can see it all over my face that I'm not telling the truth. So the cats out of the bag!
Monday, September 15, 2008
I needed another baby girl card this week. Women are taking over the world one birth at a time, this is the fourth baby girl card in the last 3 months. I used the rectangle nesties, which I totally love but I think they have me in a rut. Hopefully I'll have time to play with some other layouts sometime this week.
Images: A muse. Paper: A muse, DCVW.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Happy Wednesday! Just a few days closer to the weekend. Life is fairly quiet right now which is alright with me. This card is for the addicts weekly challenge, create a sports card or use your fav team's colors. So living in San Antonio I bleed silver and black for the San Antonio Spurs! They are such an amazing team and great role models for the kids here.
My little stars were stamped with versamark and then covered in A muse simple stick. After that was heated I added glitter and voila super shiny stars! Though I'm still trying to get the glitter off the floor of my craft room. I did the same with the moon and added the a quick sentiment on the bottom right of the card.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Still working on sketch challenges to keep me busy! This another one from Tracy at Eat, Sleep Stamp. I went a little crazy with rhinestones, I added one to the center of each flower. This was also the first time I used the cool shadow marker to highlight around the image!
Images: A muse. Paper: A muse & DCWV. Ink: Memento & Copic. Misc: Martha Stewart punch
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
On to the card, this idea was floating around in my head and I'm 100% sure if I like the end result. I wanted to use the angel and devil from the most recent A muse release as the typical good/evil situation. Obviously the bandit chose the latter! To make the bank I used the Surf Shop and masked the surfing supplies. In the end I might try to rework this later with a little more color.
Images: A muse. Paper: A muse & DCVW. Ink: Memento, Copic, Prismacolor Markers, Sharpie markers.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
This card was a CASE by Julie HRR. A friend of mine was celebrating her 29th birthday and was taking it pretty hard. She felt like the fun of her 20's were gone so I wanted to do something goofy to make her laugh. This did the trick!
I goofed a bit on the some of buildings so I covered it with my super woman. My favorite touch is the little green sticker as an olive in the martini.
Images: A muse. Ink: Memento, Colorbox, Copics, & Stickles. Paper: PTI shimmer paper & DCVW.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
So here's the first card, this is for a new baby girl. For the first card I created my own background paper with a clear stamp from A muse. I've been experimenting with glitter and different glues. I think I found my favorite, it held up the best after drying. I think it's called scrappy glue. I may try another glitter brand to see if that's my problem. For now this stuff works!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So I was playing with my seaweed stamp yesterday and wanted to see if I could make anything else out of it. So I made vines for this cute little monkey! My little one loves Curious George, we watch it every morning before we head out the door. He was so excited when he saw it that I had to give it to him, he keeps it next to where he sleeps at night.
Images: A muse & Rubber Soul. Paper: A muse, DCVW & PTI.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
This is one of my louder cards but I really love the vibrancy of the teal I went with you! The inside pink is a border I drew with my copic marker, the white was a bit stark without it.
I've seen lots of fancy light kits but I'm not ready to spend the money on these just yet. So I want to post my very low tech solution. It's two pieces of white paper held up by my desktop organizer. Very simple but it works
Friday, August 22, 2008
I'm also really loving the nestabilities, it has been a really great purchase. They have become a staple in my card making, no more measuring for me!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
There's a reason we bought two laptops...I don't share very well! Last year our computer went kaput and we decided to replace the PC with a shared laptop. That lasted all of two days, my husband went out and bought his own. Apparently he wasn't getting enough time on the computer!
Fast forward to now... and his laptop is on the fritz. He took it to Best Buy and it has to be sent off for 2-4 weeks. Which means we have to share one, so let the torture begin.
Images & Paper: A muse. Ink: Memento & Copic.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I thought the Officer could use a car. So I took the 'Holiday Car' from the AP release this year and masked the hood wreath. I drew in the lines to make it look like a regular car. Finally I drew the lights on top to make it look official!
Images & Paper: A muse. Ink: Memento, colorbox, prismacolor markers & Stickles.
Monday, August 18, 2008
The little witch is a cute $1 stamp from Michael's, I picked it up during my covert operation for the MS punches! It couldn't be more perfect for soon to be mine A muse stamp.
Images: Studio G (witch) A muse (House). Ink: Colorbox Chalk, Memento, Spica glitter pen, copic marker, koh-i-noor pencils. Paper: PTI white.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
So I had some good stamping time today, I wanted to play with my new punches so here's my first attempt playing with the goo punch. I wanted to see if I could turn it into something else so I made fire!
Images: A muse. Paper: A muse & PTI white. Ink: Memento, Koh-I-Noor pencils & Stickles.
Drippy Goo Punch from MS Crafts
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This card is a little plain, I think I'll go back and add glitter to the dress. Overall I like the soft muted colors, it's a departure from my loud purples and greens! The sentiment stamp on the bottom really irks me because it's crooked on the wood block. I pulled it off and remounted it but it's still crooked.
Images: A muse, my sentiments exactly. Paper: A muse. Ink: memento. Flowers: Prima. Brads: MM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Still working on the inspiration challenge, I choose to use this super cute card from Julie HRR. I really wanted to play with this layout because I had never done anything like it. I added some pink to make the girl owl girly...granted I never seen a pink owl! I look forward to trying this out again.
Images: A muse. Paper: PTI & DCVW. Ink: Memento, Koh-I-Noor pencils. Ribbon: American Crafts
Monday, August 11, 2008
What a weekend, we had a packed house from Friday night thru Sunday evening. I love our place but it is exhausting having people over every weekend. At least it helps me keep my house in order!
On to stamping this week is a challenge to use one of the cards from the VMAA's and use it as inspiration. I choose this card from Ottchix at SCS. I loved the subtlety of the pink, I didn't want to make the card exactly so I choose to mix up the colors. First I made my own background paper using a small flower from one of the A muse clear sets. The flowers are stamped in a random pattern. Then I stamped the dress onto lilac paper and then again on white vellum. I'm not a big fan of vellum because I can never find the right adhesive. Look closely and you can see it underneath...the search will continue. Then I added the green ribbon and a sentiment.
Images & Ribbon: A muse. Paper: A muse (Green) PTI (White) Ink: Memento & Colorbox.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
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1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated.
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Super blogs and super nice ladies!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Images & paper: A muse. Ink: Memento, Prismacolor Markers & Spica glitter pen
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tonight I decided to play with some of them...
Back to the title...I showed this card to my husband and he did not feel it was one of my best. His contribution to the card was the grass, he felt the deer was hovering and needed to be grounded. I'll get him stamping one of these days!
Images & Paper: A muse. Ink: Prismacolor, Copic, Memento, Tombow, Kohn-I-Nor pencils & gamsol.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Images: A muse Ink: Memento, Prismacolor, Spica pen
Technique note: I found the tip on how to do the spotlight from Julie E.
The other funny thing about this design is that in came to me this afternoon while I was at work. I even got out a piece of paper to sketch it so I wouldn't forget. Here's a picture of the sketch which clearly appears to be drawn by my three year old.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
I was almost where I wanted to be with this card, the only thing I was stuck on was the sentiment as usual. I might still try and figure it out!
I used the rock star stamp and masked him over the couch to make it look like he was jumping off. Then i used the girls night out and masked the girl piece, I wrote in boys to finish the idea.
Paper & Images: A muse. Ink: Memento, Koh-I-Noor pencils, gamsol.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I created these cards for the Amuse Addicts Weekly Challenge...the coffee cup is really cute and had been waiting to use it!
This first card was a fun for me, my husband loves his starbucks in the morning. Luckily where we work there's a Starbucks on site, it's rare to see him from 8-11 without a cup in his hand. It doesn't even have to be warm, which I find pretty gross!
I cut a slit in the back on the truck to slide in the cup of coffee. Then I used a pop dot to give it some dimension.
Paper & Images: A muse. Ink: Memnto, Koh-I-Noor pencils w/gamsol, and prismacolor markers.
This next card was actually the first card I made, I had stamped three cups but could only fit two so the previous card was born! I'm still working on the AP online class and my favorite take away so far has been the brown paper I used for this card. It really makes an image pop so I'm going to try and pick some up! Other than that I got to play with my new color pencils, they were nice but I'll need to learn to have a lighter touch. I'm one of those people who get blisters on their writing hand from pressing so hard on the pen/pencil.
Paper & Images: A muse. Ink: Memnto, Koh-I-Noor pencils w/gamsol.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
It's raining candy!!! I used the cloud stamp and masked the snowflakes. Then used the candy stamps that came with kit to fall from the clouds, I also put one in the elf's hand. The last thing I did was use the 'home sweet home' & 'warm wishes' to get 'sweet wishes'
Paper and Stamps: A muse. Ink: Spica Glitter pen, prismscolor markers & memento ink