Saturday, September 27, 2008


The birthday party was a huge success last night, everyone had a great time! I'm still suffering today so I've been blog hopping and catching up and all the amazing work out there. The title post comes from a crazy idea my sister had. She rented inflatable sumo suits and it was hilarious. There are tons of pictures but I promised to protect the innocent.
Here's the card I made for my hubby's B-Day...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


There's a fun challenge over at the addicts to send a card to someone just because. I'll still play with my A muse stamps but I also wanted to get some use out of another stamp. This stamp is so sweet to me, of course it reminds me of my husband. I thought he would get a kick out getting something in the mail from me! The party planning is going really well but work has been equally crazy. I can't wait for Friday to let loose!

Images: Rubber Romance. Paper: A muse & American Crafts. Ink: Memento, Copics, Prismacolor Pencils & Stickles.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

what the flock...

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

cake birthday...

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

spoke too soon...

I had a few hours to myself last night so I was able to whip out a few cards that I needed this week! It felt really good to play with some of my other stamps that haven't seen much ink lately. I was defintely in the groove when it came to creating these cards, I thinked it helped going to Hobby Lobby for a quick shopping trip.

I recently placed an order from the Stamping Bella to get a few stamps that were on my wish list. I picked up some EZ mount and had a hot knife night! Unlike my shrinky dink experiement I got thru the evening without any burns. I mounted most of my Bella and Rubber Romance stamps so hopefully I can use them more.

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.

Images: Stamping Bella. Paper: A muse Kitchen Papers, Papertrey Plum. Ink: Copic, Memento, Stickles, Spica Glitter Pen.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

busy being sneaky...

It's been quiet in my craft room lately, actually I haven't even stepped foot in there in over a week. I'm planning a super bash for my husband's birthday next week. I was trying to come up with a theme and was really stuck. I asked some friends of ours what comes to mind when they think of him, they said...trucks, beer, tough. Which is basically all things 'Dude' and the theme was born. I found some really cute invitations with beer bottles all over them. I didn't have any beer stamps or I would have tried making them myself. I picked them up from Party City and they were ready in an afternoon! I found a cute beer mug cake pan so I'll be practicing with that next week. Hope to get back to crafting soon!!

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

another baby girl...

It's been a few quiet days around here, luckily we missed Ike stopping through town. I've been glued to the TV watching the coverage and it's always so scary thinking how close we were to it all.

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

go spurs go...

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

friends were flowers...

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


I still can't believe it's already September, that means Christmas is already breathing down my neck!

This card was for the addicts stamp of week, I had to use 'hippie chick'. I thought she needed some company so I masked her flowers and gave her a boyfriend.

Images, Ribbon & Paper: A muse. Ink: Memento & Spica Pen

Sunday, September 7, 2008

a shrinky dink experiment...

So one of the Addicts, Jennie, posted a tutorial on how to use shrinky dinks. It was really easy to follow along but I think I'm going to need more practice. I used the clear shrinky dink film and that may be my first problem. The clear one left a lot of finger prints smudges so I had to be careful with handling it. After that it took a few tries to shrink it down to size without the edges curling up or third degree burns on my fingertips! Now the tutorial warns about this but my brain choose to ignore this tip the first two times I tried it working with the hot little charm.

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

to the rescue...

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

bad me...

I've been meaning to post but things have been super crazy! Tonight I actually watched the new 901210 and I didn't totally hate it. Then at work they announced that they were giving away a pair of tickets to see New Kids on the Block. Queue me squealing like a child at work, so I go to submit my name and the tickets were supposed to be for my team. DENIED!!! Seriously my inner teenager is dying to get out!

So on to the fun stuff...this card was for a baby shower this week. I went shopping for a gift and was able to find what I needed. Luckily my husband caught the fact that everything was blue and I was supposed to be shopping for a girl! I'm not used to picking out pink and purple's all denim and khaki for me.

This is a little lady from Rubber Romance took me a while to color, I'm still not too great with shading with alcohol markers so I fall back on color pencils quite a bit. I colored her dress with 3 purples and her hair was done with 2 browns. I tried to keep it simple so I didn't add too many other elements.

Images: Rubber Romance. Paper: A muse & DCVW. Ribbon: A muse. Ink: Memento, Prismacolor Pencils & Stickles.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


It took a few days but my stamping mojo is back. Maybe it was the long weekend but every time I came into my craft room I could not stamp. I organized, blog surfed and did everything but stamp.

I guess it took me realizing that I needed four cards by tomorrow to get me up and going.

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!

Images & Paper: A muse. Ink: Memento, Copic markers.