Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What can I say...

...I love playing with the Memory Box Twilight papers & Tracy's sketch challenges! This is for Sketchy Thursday #57. I worked with some scraps I had from previous projects so it worked out perfect. The "haunted house" image & sentiment are from The Cat's Pajamas Fright Night clear set. I had some inspiration from my friend Armie (HI ARMIE!!) on using the little bats that punch out from the super cute EK Success Bat Lace punch (♥LOVE♥ this punch Armie ;) !!). I finished it off by adding some Memory Box Halloween jewel stickers. I hope you have a SPOOKY & safe Halloween!!

Card Details: Note Card, card stock, patterned paper, jewel stickers by Memory Box; Image & Sentiment are The Cat's Pajama's; Border Punch is EK Success Bat Lace; Copic Spica Glitter pen; Versa Fine Onyx Black ink.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My First Digi Stamp

OK, so I am probably the last person out there to try digi stamps & now I think I'm hooked. They will never take the place of good ol' rubber, but these are so much fun to work with. I love how you are able to change the size of the image & they color like a dream with Copics. I was a little worried that they would not take well to Copics, boy was I pleasantly surprised.

This little cutie is "Itty Bitty Betty - Ladybug Costume" from Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamps. Be sure to go check out all of the images available & they are always adding new images. I made this card for Tracy's ESS56 Sketchy Thursday this week. Tracy always had fun sketches to offer every Thursday. You should check it out if you haven't had a chance to play along. Thanks for visiting my very neglected blog today!! :)

Card Details: Card stock, DP, Jewel Stickers by Memory Box; Digi Stamp by Pink Cat Studio Digi; Sentiment by Savvy; Versa Fine Ink; Copics & Spica Glitter Pens.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Swap Spoiler

To all the ladies that participated in my first ATC swap....THANK YOU so much!! It really was a positive, fun experience. It was really fun to see all of the different ATC's & we had a good mix of the two companies. ALL of your creations were FABULOUS!! I really hope you enjoy them as much as I did when they arrive. I shipped all of the packages out to everyone today. You should be receiving them soon.

If you want a little peek of what's inside your package, I have a spoiler of my ATC below. If you want it to be a surprise, no peeking. :) If you do, I hope you like it. I used Memory Box papers & a Poppy Stamps image. The patterned paper is from a retired Memory Box 6x6 pack. I still love the older Memory Box papers so much!! The buttons are from PTI & I colored my image with Copics. Thanks again ladies, I had a lot of fun with this!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Spread The Word

Happy Friday!!! I just wanted to give you a heads up on some fun festivities going on over at my dear friend Tracy's blog. She is celebrating a years worth of sketches for her Sketchy Thursday challenges held every week. She is offering some AWESOME loot if 52 people participate in this weeks sketch. Click here to be taken to the post with all the info. Have a nice weekend!!

ETA: Monday 9-14-09 - Here's my card. ;0)

Card Details: Note card & patterned paper by Memory Box; Image by Savvy; Sentiment by The Cat's Pajamas; Ribbon by Creative Impressions; Button by PTI; Ink Versafine & Memento; Marvy Mega Scallop Circle Punch; Spica Glitter pen on eyes of cat; Koh-i-noor & Prismacolor colored pencils.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Memory Box/Poppy Stamps ATC Swap Anyone?

Hi friends! I have decided to host a Memory Box/Poppy Stamps ATC swap. It will be combined in one group & you can either use Memory Box or Poppy Stamps for your ATC, you choose which one you want to use. I have some pending spots held for some people that I think may want to sign up. If I don't hear from them, I will open those spots to whoever. I am only going to open one group since this is my first time, so if you are interested, be sure to sign up soon. Please e-mail me directly to sign up, that way I have your e-mail information to contact you. You can e-mail me through "my profile" in "About Me" (under copyright) listed on the right in my sidebar. I have listed the swap details below the sign up list. I will e-mail you with my mailing info once group has filled. Please wait to start your swaps until you hear from me. If the group does not fill, unfortunately, I may have to cancel the swap. I will keep the sign up open through Friday August 21st. I hope you will consider joining!!

SWAP IS NOW CLOSED w/ one addition :)
1. Nancy - DONE :)
2. Tami - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
3. Tinla - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
4. Tracy C. - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-06
5. Armie - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
6. Susan N. - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
7. Kim B. - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
8. Anthonette - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
9. Ruth Ann - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
10. Rhiannon - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09
11. Victoria N. - RECEIVED :) -shipped 9-28-09

ATC DETAILS: Create 10 (please make 11 now) identical ATC's -- you will get back 11 including 1 of your own. (if you haven't made ATC's before, check out this tutorial). Must be 2 or more layers. Please use at least 1 Memory Box or Poppy Stamps image (otherwise, no vendor restrictions). At least one embellishment preferred, but not required (i.e. ribbon, rhinestone, charm, etc.). Your swaps are due to me by Friday, September 25th. I will swap out on Monday, September 28th.

Please sign and number each of your swaps and put them in a zip-lock bag to protect them from the elements. Your bag should be marked with your name. Also include a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) with $1.76 for postage (4 first class stamps) + 1 additional stamp (it will be returned if not needed). NO metered strips please. Any questions, please e-mail me!! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Bowl of Cherries

Hello again!! I love all of the fresh fruit that is available during the summer months. Cherries are definitely a favorite of mine. I love having a bowl full sitting on the kitchen counter to snack on. I made this card for my friend Tracy's sketch for this week (ESS47). I have been wanting to ink up this image from Whipper Snapper & thought now would be the perfect time. The sentiment is from another one of the Gamma series stamps by Basic Grey. Enjoy your day!

Card Details: Note card & ribbon by A Muse Artstamps; Blue card stock & pearl sticker by Memory Box; Red card stock by DCWV; Kraft card stock unknown; Cherry Bowl image by Whipper Snapper; Sentiment by Basic Grey; Colored Pencils by Koh-i-noor; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & Versa Magic Chalk ink.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Basic Grey Girl

Just popping in to say hi! How is everyone? We are enjoying some unseasonably cool temperatures today after experiencing a record breaking heat wave last week. It actually rained last night too. We need the rain & cooler temperatures since we are experiencing some forest fires in the area. I recently purchased some stamps from Basic Grey. They are from their limited edition Gamma series. This girl image is so adorable, I had to ink her up right away. I'm not sure that this turned out exactly how I was envisioning it, but I decided to share it anyway. Have a great day & nice weekend!! Card Details: Colored card stock, ribbon, button and some ink by PTI; Cream colored card stock by Stampin' Up; Images & patterned paper by Basic Grey; Jewel stickers by Memory Box; Copic markers; Martha Stewart border punch.