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Saturday, November 13, 2010


I just love Kraftin Kimmie stamps. They are so cute! I received this image (Jayne) in the PIF (pay it forward) thread on Splitcoast. I purchased all of the Halloween Kimmie stamps (of course never even had a chance to ink them up) and have some Christmas ones on the way (including Piper; the coffee drinker and matching sentiments).
I love Jayne's sultry, sexy I paired her up with some old Basic Grey paper I had in my scrap bin (Bittersweet is the paper line). I cut her out using my Spellbinder's nestabilities (labels 4), added some old ruffle ribbon I had in my stash, a paper flower, some tulle and a pearl brad.
I am completely in love with using tulle on my cards right now, I just love the look it gives.
The sentiment is from MFT's twisted sentiments. The twisted sentiments are not profane but off-colour adult humor and sometime's risque. They are somewhat hidden on the MFT site so as not to offend anyone...I myself love them and think they are hilarious!
Supplies: Stamps: Jayne (Kraftin' Kimmie), Sentiment ~twisted sentiments (MFT). CS: cherry cobbler cs (SU!), Neenah solar crest cs, PP: bittersweet (Basic Grey). Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, Glitter gelly roll pen, spellbinder's nestabilities (labels 4), ribbon (MM), circle punch (SU!), paper flower (Prima), pearl brad (Michaels), and tulle (?).
Ciao for now!

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Favorite Things Wednesday stamp club...

Each week MFT has a challenge and I decided to try my hand and give it a try! This weeks challenge was "cooking up some love" (Use kitchen, food type theme for your card).

I pulled out my cupcake flopsey stamp. Pretty sure I have had him for well over a year and this is the first time I inked him up :o!! How cute is he? There are lot's of other flopsey stamps at MFT, and I will for sure have to add a few more to my collection! I decided to use a sketch by Taylored Expressions (sketch #133). Flopsey's cupcake has pink stickles frosting...yum!

Supplies: Stamps: Cupcake flopsey (MFT). CS: so saffron, taken with teal (SU!), neenah solar crest white cs, PP: October afternoon (fly a kite). Ink: Momento. Access: buttons, scalloped die (MM), Copics, stickles (Ranger), ribbon (American Crafts), dimensionals, and corner rounder punch (SU!).

Thanks for stopping in and have a stamp-happy weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hot cocoa box...

While out blog surfing I stubled across this super cute mini gift box template by Inge at her blog Patterned paper. This was perfect timing because last month when I was in the States at Costco I purchased a whole whack of "land O lakes hot cocoa" boxes for an insane price. I knew I wanted to find a cute little box template or something for them to give them as gifts! Thanks so very much Inge, your design is adorable!

I decided to used my digital Lily with polar bear image from Pink cat studio. Up until the last month or two, I had never used digital stamps. Now that I have tried them, I LOVE them! They are very easy to use and a lot of fun. There are a lot of benefits to using digital stamps (not that I would ever give up my un-mounted or wood mounted or anything like that!) you get a perfect image everytime, take up no space, you can still paper piece with them and they are cheaper to purchase! Lot's of positives that's for sure. Anyhoo, back to the project! There is dazzling diamonds in Lily's liquid applique fur trim, pearl centers in the felt poinsettas and lot's of stitching.

Here is a shot of the back. I chose the "Arctic white" cocoa to match the Arctic polar bear Lily is riding ((grin)).

Supplies: Stamps: digital lily rides a polar bear (pink cat studio, friendship sentiment (it's snow time, SU!). CS: blue bayou (SU!), neenah solar crest, PP: My Mind's Eye. Access: Copic markers, Spellbinders nestabilities, liquid applique (Marvy Uchida), felt, paper poinsettas (Hero Arts), dazzling diamonds, red ribbon (SU!), plaid ribbon (May Arts), twine (dollar store), tag (Michaels), button (MM), mmmmm cocoa sticker (October afternoon), cocoa packet.

Thanks for checking out my latest and happy Remembrance Day...don't forget tp take a moment to honor and remember all the soldiers that have given their lives for our freedom, and think of the soldiers out there still doing so!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The sky's the limit...

I have a confession to much as I love the full layers, vintage style, lot's of "stuff" on my cards. I cannot resist the adorable A Muse images! Their tiny sizes, clean lines and adorable images call to me! Over at the A Muse lounge November's challenge was to use your own handwriting, doodles, drawing's, etc. to your card...scary! I know. I pulled out my brand new girl on swing and got her inky!
I have never used A Muse paper or cardstock before and was quite impressed, it's quite thick. I paper pieced the tree top and made "grass" using the A Muse green plaid pp. I also paper pieced the clouds using some very old Imaginisce Christmas paper (at least 2 years old, maybe more). I added my own hand in the form of my birds in the Not very big but hey! I did it!

Supplies: Stamps: girl on swing, clouds and sentiment (A Muse). CS: kraft (SU!), Neenah white cs, PP: green plaid (A Muse), imaginisce. Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers.

Thanks for popping in!


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sugar Nellie challenge...take 2!

Okay, here it is....and this one will be Here is a link to the contest: Sugar Nellie contest. It is a great contest and the prizes are simply delicious (6 Christmas sugar nellie stamps AND the spellbinders nestabilitie snowflake die!!!) How generous is that? And all you have to do is enter a card using a sugar nellie image following the given sketch. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! ((grin)).

I pulled out one of my gorgous "gorjuss girls" and went to town. I pulled this really, really old, non-traditional Christmas paper out of my scraps and pulled my colours from it. Instead of using a doily on this design (which just didn't look right) I used a scalloped circle using my nestabilities. The sentiments were done on my computer and I paper pieced her dress. Her little "letter to Santa" has a rhinestone on the seal.

Here is an up-close shot of her:

Supplies: Stamp: gorjuss girl sent with love (Sugar Nellie). CS: Neenah white cs, baja breeze and cherry cobbler cs (SU!), PP: Scenic route. Ink: Momento. Access: Copic markers, white gel pen (Sakura), ribbon (American crafts), silver cord (SU!), silver bells and rhinestone (Michaels), Corner rounder punch (SU!), Spellbinders nestabilities, and staple.

Give the sketch a shot...random generator chooses the winner so you never might be you!

Thanks for checking out my newest creation!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Featured stamper...

Sunday's featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers was jazzytobi. For the featured stamper you choose a card from their gallery and make a card based on theirs. I chose this card here of hers.

This was my take on it. I have been wanting to make a pregnancy card for a friend of mine who is expecting her first and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. I pulled out my adorable maternity dress stamp by A Muse and paper pieced it using October Afternoon's thrift shop paper. I kept jazzytobi's layout the same except I kept the oval upright, added a layer to the card base, and heat embossed my sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps: maternity dress, expecting joy (A Muse). CS: very vanilla (SU!), berry sorbet (PTI), PP: October afternoon (thrift shop). Ink: momento, versamark. Access: Spellbinders nestabilities, lace trim punch (Martha Stewart), black emboss powder, ribbon (SU!), button (MM).

Hope you all have a stamp-happy day!

A Sugar Nellie challenge...

So Sugar Nellie has posted a sketch challenge and the prize is incredible! Check it out here. Totally have to admit to a pretty embaressing/funny thing. I check out the sketch, get excited, pull out some PIF (pay it forward) images from my stash, choose one, colour it, put the whole card together. Then sit at my table looking at my card, thinking to myself..."this isn't a sugar Nellie image". Yep, sure enough, I made this card for the challenge and low and behold, it's not eligible because obviously the challenge has to be met with a sugar Nellie image. Ha ha ha! So, I have my Sugar Nellie stamp chosen and will be putting together another card using this sketch and entering it into the challenge ((grin! shaking my head at myself)).
I do like the way the card turned out overall. The little paper doily on the card came from the dollar store! how thrifty is that? They had all different sizes too! The doily's really seem to be a trend right now and this way you get lot's of them for cheap! The patterned paper is from October afternoon (last years Christmas line I think. Called Good cheer). Here I am struggling to use my Christmas stash....I am gonna be in for it next Halloween! I think I may have to commit to making Halloween cards, layouts and projects for the next year :0

I searched around the Whiff of Joy site's to find out the exact name of this
image but could not find her anywhere. So if you happen to know the name please message me to let me know.

image by Whiff of joy, sentiment: snowfall (PTI). CS: kraft cs (SU!), berry sorbet (PTI), PP: good cheer (October afternoon). Ink: momento. Access: spellbinders nestabilities (labels 4), paper doily (dollar store), Copic markers, white gel pen (Sakura), shimmery snowflake (little yellow bicycle), pink tulle (dollar store), heart button (unknown) and corner rounder punch (SU!).

Hope everyone is keeping warm and enjoying their hot beverages of choice...Evening are getting COLD!!! It's this time of year I sure enjoy a hot Carolyns/bailey's!! tee hee!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Holiday Joy Tilda

How cute is Tilda all dressed up in her holiday best?

I coloured her using my Copics of course! I don't know if anyone else ever runs into this problem but I never seem to have the right marker! No matter how many I buy, I always find the exact shade I need will somehow still elude me. (Guess that's why it's beneficial to have the whole collection of markers; I just buy a few at a time to add to my collection, that way I don't feel so guilty ;)
Back to the card...I used an old sketch from Sugar nellie (the sugar bowl blog) challenge #11 to be exact, that's how old the sketch is! I used my 6X6 Basic grey figgy pudding paper pad for this card. I am really trying to start using my Christmas paper! I have soooo much of it (full collection lines, not even opened yet!). Not that that has stopped me from still buying more (the vintage Christmas papers really call my name).
Here is an up close shot of her.
Supplies: Staples brand 110lb white cs, soft sky, cherry cobbler cs (Stampin' Up!), Neenah, PP: Figgy pudding 6X6 pad (Basic Grey). Ink: Momento. Access: liquid applique (Marvy Uchida), dazzling diamonds, oval punches (SU!), ribbon and tulle (May Arts), pearl brad (Michael's), paper poinsetta's (large-Prima, texted Hero arts).
Hope you all have a stamp-happy day!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I'm Baaaaaaaack......

Wow! It's been a year and 4 months since my last post and so much has happened since then....don't worry! I'm not going to gab about it and bore you all to! Bottom line is I burned out and needed to take a break. A new member was added to our family and we welcomed our little girl Ella to our family on August 22, 2010. I have started picking up my stamps again and am really enjoying it. Of course after being away for almost a year and a half I have had to retail therapy myself like crazy and add all the newest and greatest to my
This is an adorable Magnolia image I have had in my stash for a long time (I received her in the PIF forum) Tilda with Bell is her name (I think). I coloured her using my Copic images and put her together using an older sketch by Tiets (I find her work sooo beautiful and very inspiring, I love all the layers of paper she adds to her cards). The link to Tiets blog takes you to all of her sketches. Tilda has liquid applique added to her fur trim and some sparkle to her bell.
Here is an up-close view of her.

Supplies: Tilda with bell (Magnolia), sentiment: Pink cat studio (Lily and Tweet stamps). CS: Cherry cobbler cs, PP: Basic grey (various lines used figgy pudding, dasher, etc). Ink: Momento. Access: satin ribbon (SU!), 2way glue pen (SU!), gold glitter (Martha Stewart), liquid applique (Marvy Uchida), dimensionals, Copic markers, and white gel pen (Sakura).

Thanks for checking out my newest creation.