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Monday, April 13, 2009

The road to a friends house...

I snagged this adorable A Muse stamp whilst out shopping at a little stamp shop not so far from me. It was the last one so of course that doubled the need to have it ((grin!)). I couldn't wait to use this little guy and was quite happy to find the weekend sketch challenge posted by Laurie. I also happened to notice that at the A Muse lounge there was a challenge posted that I could probably incorporate into the sketch. "Think simple. Think A Muse." that is the challenge.

I stamped my carrot car onto Neenah cs and then stamped it again onto some patterned paper by Making Memories (all the patterned paper on my card is from the 6X6 flower patch pad). I paper pieced the carrot and coloured the green leafy stem and the bunny's scarf using my Copics. I used my nesties to cut and emboss the carrot car and also for the scallopped circle mat. I added some lace ribbon trim (also from Making Memories) and the sentiment is some ancient rub on's I had kicking around. A Muse actually has this sentiment but the shop I was out was sold out, so I have put in a special order as i simply *have* to have it! I think my card meets the criteria, overall I really like the way it turned out and this is huge for me as for some reason I seem to struggle using these stamps. I buy them, want them, love them, but hardly use them as their size (being so small) intimidates me! Sounds so silly but it's true. So I am really working at using my beloved A Muse stamps (while adding more to my collection of course...wink!) and cranking out some cards.

Supplies: Carrot car (A Muse). CS: kraft cs, sage shadow, neenah white, patterned papers by Making Memories (flower patch line). Ink: Momento. Access: ribbon lace trim (Making Memories), classic and scalloped circle nestabilities, cuttle bug, and rub ons.

Thanks for checking in and have a stamp happy day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter tags 2009, a new tradition?

While I was reading Pinefeather's blog I have come to notice that she makes tags for her daughter's and nephew's special holidays. I was so inspired that I decided to give it a try. I love the idea that she makes them for their Easter baskets and then they can be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page after...genius! I would like to make this a tradition that I carry on with every year.

I made 3 tags. 1 for my daughter and 2 for a good friend of mine's boys. I received these "bunny train" images from the PIF thread (pay it forward) they are by Whipper Snapper and I snipped off the rest of the image as I only had room for the bunny and basket. Using my alphabet stamp (big deal by SU!) I stamped the first initial of their names, and added some ribbon, lace trim, buttoms and patternend paper scraps. The bunny images were coloured with my Copics and then popped up on dimensionals.

Supplies: Stamps: bunny train (whipper snapper), big deal alphabet set (Stampin' Up!). CS: blue bayou, soft sky, tempting turquoise and whisper white. Ink: blue bayou, chocolate chip, pink passion. Access: yellow lace trim (making memories), pink polka dot grosgrain ribbon (unknown), double stitched blue bayou ribbon and chocolate ribbon (SU!), dimensionals, Copic markers, white gel pen, crop-o-dial, eyelets, satin Offray ribbon, buttons (Stampin' Up), and hemp thread.

I hope you all have a very happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Everyday gifts...

I made this card following last week's SFYTT sketch for you to try (from Jen Del Muro). I really want to share with anyone that is taking the Copic journey Suzanne Dean's blog. On the right hand side of her sidebar she has Copic tutorials listed and they are AMAZING! Following her instructions and tips I coloured this sassy little gg (gorjuss girl)! Not perfect by far I am sure but I was sure impressed. She really had a great way of explaining the light source, shadows, etc. So, I really recommend her tutorials.
I started by pulling out my patterned papers, taking my colour combo from there and colouring my image. I distressed all of my papers by sanding and inking the edges and even used my little spritzer tool to add some distressed droplets on the cs. I mounted my gg onto the old bench image from Magnolia, added some blossoms, a button, and the lace edge punch from Martha Stewart. I added a sentiment from "out on a limb" by PTI. The finished card size is 5 1/4" squared.
Stamps: Sitting (gorjuss girls, Sugar Nellie, old bench (Magnolia), sentiment (PTI ~Papertrey Ink). CS: close to cocoa, soft sky, riding hood red, Neenah solar white cs, Basic Grey patterned papers. Ink: Momento. Access: paper distresser, distress ink (walnut stain, Tim Holtz), colour spritzer tool, blossoms, button, hemp thread, glue dots, Copic markers and lace edge punch (Martha Stewart).
Thanks for checking out my latest! It's a beautiful day here and It looks like Spring might finally be here!

Monday, April 06, 2009

funky foxy gorjuss girl...

Gorjuss girls by Sugar Nellie are taking the stamping industry by storm. I stalked funky kits for weeks waiting until the moment that the girls were re stocked and pounced! Lol! Well, they are taking pre-orders right now for gorjuss girls #2 (until the 11th) and I was sure not going to miss out this time around.
Anywho...this is my very first card using my coveted GG. I paper pieced her coat and raised the foxes head onto dimensionals for some added dimension. I chose my colours right out of my patterned paper, the sentiment is from "rain or shine" by MFT. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the top portion of the card, added some ribbon, a blossom and stacked some buttons for the final touches.
Stamps: Foxy (Gorjuss girls, Sugar Nellie), sentiment (rain or shine, My favorite things). CS: kiwi kiss, white, tangerine tango and patterned paper by we R memory keepers and Crate paper. Ink: Momento. Access: old olive grosgrain ribbon, glue dots, buttons, hemp thread, blossom, dimensionals, Copic markers, cuttlebug embossing folder, cuttle bug, and white gel pen.
I have another GG to share with you tomorrow....
Happy stamping!

Friday, April 03, 2009

bluebell tink...

Reward offered for return of missing Between all the insanity of my life and a missing mojo =no blog posts or any creative fun. I did however manage to finally not only colour an image but make a complete card...YAY!

I inked up my new "fairy tink" from the Greeting Farm, and coloured her up with my Copics and made a simple card to try and ease my mojo out from hiding. I gave tink some gorgeous blue/green hair, added a light layer of stickles over her wings so she is all blinged up and using my stardust gelly roll pen outlined her hair for some added bling there too! Using my white gel pen I added some light freckles to her cheeks. The sentiment is from Stamping Bella and the patterned paper is from my scrap pile (I'm trying to really hit my scraps hard and start clearing it I seriously have almost full 12X12 sheets that have only had 1 card made from them....terrible!)

Stamps: Fairy Tink (The Greeting Farm), sentiment Stamping Bella. CS: kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, bashful blue and neenah cs. Patterned paper from Chatterbox. Ink: Momento. Access: Copics, classic and scallop nestabilities, cuttlebug, dimensionals, stickles, Sakura gelly roll stardust pen, Sakura white gel pen, sweet blush satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), bashful blue taffeta ribbon, button (SU!), medium oval and word window punches.

Happy stamping and thanks for popping by!