Thursday, November 29, 2007


Hi everyone! I'm bummed because I'm having computer issues that I can't figure out, so I will not be posting any creations until I do. I was hoping to share my ATC's for Tracy's swaps with you, but I can't load any of my new photos to blogger for some reason. I updated my version of Kodak Easyshare software & ever since I loaded the new version, when I browse my photos in blogger, it doesn't show any of the new ones I've uploaded to that software. I am not very tech savvy at all, so of course I can't seem to get it to work out no matter what I've tried. So, I'm not sure what is going on. I hope to get it figured out soon. Until then....happy days everyone!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

November Bumper Card

This is the card I made for my recipient for the November bumper card for our fun group over on Yahoo. Hopefully they have received the card by now. I kind of cheated a little, instead of masking where the ice is, I just colored the pants & stockings of the skaters black. I got the inspiration for the layout of this card from Rhonda. I totally feel like I'm in a stamping slump right now & I hate it. I hopefully will have some ATC's to post later on in the week for my pal Tracy's ATC swaps.

Card info: Note card & Patterned Paper by Memory Box; Misc. other card stock; Images & Sentiment by A Muse Artstamps; Palette Noir & Stampin' Up Ink; Copic Markers; Glitter Glue; Ribbon by A Muse Artstamps.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Rhonda.....You're Sweet!!

This is a card I made for Rhonda using this sketch. Today is her birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY RHONDA, so I felt like it was a good day to post her card since I know she has already received it. If I were to do this card again, I would make the lollipop a lighter color because after adding the DD to it, it was hard to see the color through them for some reason & I probably would have made the polka dots on Makenna's dress a different color. I feel so blessed to have met Rhonda, she really is a beautiful person, inside & out!!
Card Info: White Card Stock by Georgia Pacific; Textured Card Stock by DCWV; Patterned Paper by Making Memories?; Copic Markers; DD glitter by Stampin' Up; Image, sentiment, ribbon & twinkle heart sticker by A Muse Artstamps!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I hope everyone has a relaxing day & you get to eat LOTS of yummies! I am so thankful for all of the WONDERFUL friends I have met through blogging.....BIG hugs to all of you!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

2008 A Muse Calendar

Hey everyone!! Did you purchase your 2008 A Muse Calendar yet? You can look here, oh... and here too, for fun ideas for these calendars. They are so cute & really support a great cause! I just purchased mine tonight & I can't wait to play. Maybe I can come up with some cool gift ideas for the holidays :).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

ATC Countdown - #1

YAY!! Finally........ my last ATC for Taylor's swap groups. This is for the Stamping Bella group. This is actually my very first Bella I've ever stamped. I just recently received my very first order of Bella's, so I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to play with them. I found this group a little tricky because of the size of Bella's are larger to work with on ATC's. I decided to crop the image a little. What do you think? I know the colors are kind of bright & busy, but I thought they worked OK. I'm going to give myself a couple of days to rest up before I start on my swaps for my FABULOUS gal pal Tracy!! (11-17-07 I added a photo to show color added to arms & cheeks, also the handle of umbrella that I added after I took the first photo. I thought her arms needed some skin color :) After I kept looking at my first one, I decided it just needed that little extra to make it complete. )

ATC info: Image by Stamping Bella; Sentiment by A Muse Artstamps (Animal Wishes set); Solid Card Stock unknown; Patterned Paper Making Memories (?); Ribbon from Michael's; Copic Markers; Adirondack & Palette Noir Ink.

Monday, November 12, 2007

ATC Countdown - #2

I'm almost done with all of my ATC's for Taylor's swaps. Then I get to start on Tracy's ;) !! I am in 2 Elzybells groups so this is going to one of the groups that I'm in. I don't know if you can see in the photo, but I put fun flock on the white trim & ear muffs to make them fuzzy. I also used a white Sakura Glaze pen on the ice skates to give them some dimension & shine. I thought the sentiment from A Muse would be cute to pair with the skater.

ATC Info: Image by Elzybells; Sentiment & oval by A Muse Artstamps; Misc. solid card stock; patterned card stock by Memory Box; Inks by Palette Noir, Adirondack & Stampin' Up; Copic Markers; Sakura Glaze Pen; Fun Flock; Dimensionals.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

ATC Countdown - #3

This ATC did not turn out exactly how I had envisioned it. I think if I would have planned it a little better, I could have added the elements I originally wanted to. I wanted to use my A Muse stamps differently for this ATC. Instead of using a standard stamp, I thought it would be cute to spell out a holiday word with my polka dot lower case alphabet. I used the ornament from the Simple Celebrations set to create the "O". I added some glitter to the ornament for sparkle! Have a happy Sunday everyone!!

ATC info: All images by A Muse Artstamps; Misc. Card Stock; Patterned Paper from Michael's; VersaMagic Chalk Ink; Copic Marker; Art Institute Glitter; Ribbon(?); Dimensionals.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

ATC Countdown - #4

My next ATC to share for Taylor's swaps is The Cat's Pajama's group. This set I actually received as blog candy from Karrie. She is just the sweetest! I'm embarrassed to admit this, but this is my first time at inking this set up!! OMG....did I just say that out loud??? Don't be mad Karrie :) . I seriously love this set & now that it's been broken in, there is more on the way!! I really enjoyed making this one. There is prisma glitter on the hats, but it did not show up well in the photo.
ATC info: Misc card stock & patterned paper; all images by The Cat's Pajama's; VersaFine Ink; Copic Markers; A Muse Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers; Copic Spica Glitter Pen; Prisma Glitter.

Friday, November 9, 2007

ATC Countdown - #5

I am participating in a number of ATC swaps right now, 5 of which are with Taylor. I thought it would be fun to do a little countdown of my swaps. My first one to share is an Elzybells group. This picture does not show the sparkle at all. It sparkles more IRL. The lights are are glittered by a Copic Spica Glitter pen & her dress is covered in prisma glitter.
ATC info: Image by Elzybells; Sentiment by A Muse; Copic Markers; Copic Spica Glitter pen; Prisma Glitter; Stampin' Up Craft White & Adirondack Pitch Black Ink; Misc. card stock & ribbon.