Saturday, September 29, 2007

You're a Hoot!

This was such a fun card to make, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I hope the recipient will like it as well. I made it just for her!! I've really liked the "tree trunk" background stamp ever since I saw it on Jennifer Pebbles blog. Of course I had to go purchase one, and I knew I could incorporate it with a lot of the "bird" stamps that I have right now. Jennifer has made several different cards on her blog using this stamp as a background. I actually played around with it a bit once I got to stamping it on paper. The leaves were an after thought, and I'm glad that I added them. It sort of gives it a Fall feel to it.

Card Info: Note card by Memory Box; Misc. Card Stock; Images by Rubber Soul (owl & sentiment), Impress(branch) & All Night Media(trunk background, purchased at Michael's); Ink by Stampin' Up, Ancient Page, & Versa Color; Leaf punch; Twine.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Do you live near Austin, TX area?

The Memory Depot in Austin, TX is now carrying A Muse stamps!! Isn't that awesome? So if you live in the area...go check them out!! By the way, the Memory Depot has some A Muse classed offered by Geeta...Rock Star A Muse if you stop in to buy some A Muse stamps at Memory Depot, sign up for a class with Geeta as well!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Penguin Sunday

I don't have any new cards to share, so I thought I would share a few Memory Box Penguin cards that I made over the summer. I just have a thing for these little guys, they are so cute, & very easy to whip out a simple card with them. I have purchased some of the new penguins from the fall/holiday release & I hope to make some cards with them soon.

Friday, September 21, 2007

TCP Swap Sneak Peak - Last Day of Summer

This is a card I made for a The Cat's Pajama's swap I'm participating hosted by Katie. Yes, I'm finally getting them in the mail today. I chose not to use one of the new images and instead & use one of my Summer-y images. I realize today is the last day of summer, but Sprinkle is so cute in the pool. I made a joy fold design which is held together by the ribbon. You can find a tutorial for the joy fold card on The Cat's Pajama's webpage this month. I left the inside blank so there would be more room for a short note. I used really bright colors...but I think it turned out fun. I really like pink & orange together, and I think I read on Katie's blog that she likes this color combo as well, so I thought I she would like the least I hope she does :). I hope everyone has a MARVELOUS weekend!
Card Info: Misc. Solid Colored Card Stock; Patterned Card Stock by Making Memories; All Images/Sentiment by The Cat's Pajama's; Derwent Watercolor Pencils; Stickles; Ribbon is from JoAnn's, Ink is Palette Noir.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I've been tagged....TWICE!!

How fun....I been tagged by these two fabulous gals...Karrie & Tracy!!!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Cocoa Civic

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Espresso Madness Sugar (Is that Gangsta? I'm not sure???)

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)N. Pop

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Pink Cat (too cute, Tracy & I have the same detective name :) )

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) I'm leaving this one out...doesn't sound soap opera-y...sorry :(

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Popna (sounds kind of Star Wars-y I guess?)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Lime Coffee (I don't think I would make a good Super Hero with that name!)

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) William Rene

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Peppermint Patty(Sounds more stripper like without the perfume added on LOL)

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) I have to pass on this one...sorry

So now it's my turn to tag 5 ladies. Just copy & paste this to your blog & change the answers. :) Then you get to tag 5 others.

1. MJ

2. Michelle

3. Lexi

4. Michelle -UK

5. Erika

Friday, September 14, 2007

September Birthdays

September is a busy month for birthdays for me, including my own on the 18th. This card is going in the mail today to a certain someone. I hope they like it when it arrives. I wanted to use fall colors for the flowers since fall is just around the corner and is one of my favorite seasons.

Card info: Notecard by Memory Box; Georgia Pacific White & Misc. Colored Card Stock; Ink by VersaMagic & VersaColor; Stickles; Images by Savvy & Sentiment by Impress

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I'm so excited!! Look what came in the mail yesterday. A brand spankin' new clear set by The Cat's Pajama's. The FABULOUS Karrie was having a great party over on her blog leading up to the new Fall/Holiday release by The Cat's Pajama's. This was one of the giveaways from Karrie's super fun week. If you haven't checked out her blog you need to. She has some rockin' card designs and she's such a kind & fun gal. I love reading her posts. She is also a new designer on The Cat's Pajama's design team. I can't wait to see more of the fun cards she creates with their super cool stamps. THANK YOU SO MUCH KARRIE....I LOVE MY NEW STAMP SET. I hope to have some cards posted sometime in the near future.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Holiday ATC #3

This is kind of funny. This ATC was the quickest for me to create, and I think it's my favorite of the three. Again, the photo is not the best. I have trouble getting the correct lighting, without shadows, etc. I think I need one of those photo light boxes. In the top photo, the stickles glue looks like snowballs for some reason. I think the bottom photo shows it a little better. Yes, it does sparkle more in person. I used a micro dot A Muse twinkle sticker on the nose. I used the clear stardust pen on the reindeer. The reindeer & sentiment are stamped in a chocolate brown. The card stock in between the white & red is also chocolate brown. It looks black in this picture. I used a couple of my "classic" A Muse stamps for this ATC swap since we are following a "holiday" theme and I thought a lot of people may be using the newer stamps and I still appreciate the ones that have been around awhile.

ATC info: Misc. Card Stock; Brilliance & Ancient Page Ink; Stardust Pen; Stickles; Twinkle Stickers; Background & Reindeer Image by A Muse Artstamps; Sentiment by Savvy.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Holiday ATC #2

Here is my 2nd ATC for the holiday swap I am participating in. Now that I'm looking at the colors, they are very much like my other ATC. I must be in the purple/green mood. My last ATC for this swap will be very different in color...I promise! I couldn't seem to get a good photo of this. I used the clear stardust pen on the mittens, but it doesn't really show on this picture. I actually have two more to finish...I ran out of ribbon, so I need to go pick some more up tomorrow.

Card info: Patterned card stock by Lasting Impressions; solid card stock by Georgia Pacific & misc.; Mitten Image & sentiment by A Muse Artstamps; Derwent Watercolor Pencils (I'm desperate for some Copic markers!); Blender Pen; Clear Stardust Pen; Ribbon???

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Holiday ATC time

This is an ATC for a holiday swap I am participating in. I'm not sure if I'm completely satisfied with how it turned out. I couldn't get the background color behind the ornaments stamp quite the shade I was desiring. It also has a lot more sparkle IRL.

For those of you that participate in ATC swaps, I would love to hear what you do with your ATC's after you receive them. I display mine in an album with in these pages. I would love to hear what others do with theirs. Please share your stories.

Card info: Misc card stock & patterned paper; Ink by Stampin Up & Versa Magic; Stickles; Background image & Ornament image by A Muse Artstamps; Sentiment by Savvy.