Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hoppy Birthday

Tomorrow is my nephew's 7th birthday! Happy birthday Preston! I wanted to use the Boatloads of Love stamp set for him, but couldn't find it anywhere. My stamps are quite unorganized at the moment. I really don't have too many sets that can be used for a 7 year old boy, so I pulled out the frog. Everything on this card is from stampin' up, the patterned paper is Maine Blueberry, and I colored it with Copics. I had to used my stardust stickles on the dragonfly and the crown....I just love that stuff! Thanks for looking.

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #30

I missed work yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to sumbit my card for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge , but since I made the card I decided to post it anyway. I started with bravo burgundy cardstock from Stampin' up, and this cute new patterned paper from them called parisian summer...I just love it. The cupcake image is from Hero Arts, and it really needed a cherry on top so I added one. I colored it with my Copics, and paper pieced the wrapper. I finished it all off with cystral effects on the cherry, and startdust stickles on the frosting. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Bodacious Flower

This card was made using all stampin' up products. This is one of my favorite stamp sets called Bodacious Bouquet. It's retired now, but that doesn't mean much to me :) The colors are soft sky and old olive. I used an old olive felt flower for the center. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #29

For this weeks cupcake challenge, I went with a snowflake card instead of cupcakes. Can you tell I'm ready for summer to be over? The patterned paper is from Miss Elizabeth's, and I found it at the dollar store - can you believe that? What a score that was. It came in a pack of 6 with some other great designs. You never know what you're gonna find at the dollar store. I used Stampin' up's pacific point, bathful blue and whisper white, along with the 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punches. I also used the snowflake punch. The stamp sets I used were snow flurries and glad tidings. I popped up the snowflakes with pop up glue dots and used my Spica glitter pen for some shine. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 15, 2008

That's a huge flower!

When I showed my huband, Charlie, this card last night, the only thing he said was, wow, that's a huge flower, so that's the title of today's post. The flower is from Prima, the button is from a local craft store and the rest is Stampin' Up. Be sure you check out the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge today and participate. Her challenges are so much fun! Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Baby Shower

Good morning. Today I'm posting an invitation I made for a baby shower a few months ago. The bear is from Stampin' Up. I colored him with watercolor pencils. Both ribbons are Martha Stewart. The patterned paper was purchased at a local craft store, but for the life of me, I can't remember who made it. As soon as I do, I'll update the post. Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 11, 2008

The new catalog is here!

The new Stampin' Up catalog is here and it's fabulous. There are so many wonderful new sets and all of the new ones are die cut, which means no more cutting out the image before you mount it! There is also a technique tutorial at the beginning of each section, which is really nice. To see the catalog online click here. I've already ordered more then I'll admit, but I'm so excited to play with all my new stuff when it arrives.

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #28

For this card I used the Stampin up' set Autumn Harvest. The cardstock is Stampin' Up and the patterned paper is from Me and My Big Ideas. I colored the image with copics, and used ribbon from my stock. Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pink pirouette wedding

I made this card for a wedding for a co-worker. Everything is Stampin' Up. I used the cuttlebug divine swirl embossing folder. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Oopsie Daisie

This little guy is from Hambo Stamps and I think he's just adorable! The sentiment is from Rosie's Roadshow . Cardstock is old olive and kraft from Stampin' Up and patterned paper is My Minds Eye . I stamped the image in Adirondack ink and colored him with copics which can be purchased at Ellen Hutson's store . I used felt flowes and a button, both from Stampin' Up.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #27 (part 2)

For this card I used Stampin' Up cardstock and patterned paper from The Paper Studio. I also used crystal effetcs on the tops of the cupcakes and baubles from Stamping Bella . Thanks for looking.

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #27

I thought I would post two cards this morning for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #27. This is my first cupcake challenge and it was so much fun. Both cards use stamps from Inkadinkado . For the first one, I used Stampin' Up cardstock and patterned paper from The Paper Studio. I used Crystal effects on top of all the cupcakes and paper pieced the wrappers.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Is it fall yet?

I know I'm really jumping the gun here, but it's already August which means the summer is almost over, and fall is right around the corner. Fall is my favorite time of year and here in New Mexico, it doesn't last long. We pretty much go from summer to winter, with a few weeks of autumn in between. So I decided to start thinking about it a little early. This stamp set is called Falling For You from MFT. All the paper is from Stampin' Up. Ink is from Ranger. I colored the image with Prisma pencils and OMS. The saying at the top is from Rosie's Roadshow. Leaves are from A Chemistry With Paper. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking.


This is Pepper. She's the only one of the bunch that sat still long enough for me to get a picture of her. She answers to Peepers, and Pepperoni. She's also the oddball of the bunch. In a house full of cocker spaniels, she really stands out.