Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Muse S.O.W Challenge #25

This is for the Stamp of the Week Challenge (#25) over at the A Muse Group Message Board. I really hate to admit this, but this is my very first time inking of my A Muse Coffee Break set, YIKES!! I adore ALL of the images in this set, especially since I adore coffee as well! I'm really glad Jennie added the set to one of the images that could be used this week since I don't have any of the others. :( THANKS Jennie!! I'm glad I was able to participate this week! Card Info: Images by A Muse Artstamps; Cardstock by A Muse Artstamps & Stampin' Up (Vanilla & Chocolate Chip); Border Punch by Martha Stewart (thanks Victoria!); Ink by Stampin' Up & Adirondack; Ribbon by A Muse Artstamps; Copic Markers; Marvy Scallop Punches & Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My First Attempt At Inchies

This is my first attempt at playing around with "inchies". I need to practice a bit more, I kind of feel like I butchered this card, but I still had fun at my first attempt. I think I would use a 1" square punch to cut my squares out next time instead of using my paper trimmer. The Hero Arts Club Blog (love this blog) had a week feature on inchies a several weeks ago, & so I wanted to try a card using inchies. If you haven't visited the Hero Arts blog, you must check it out. They have so many tutorials, videos, & ideas. The set I used for this card is called "Cheery Bird" from Hero Arts. It is only available at Archivers stores, which I have none in my state, but I was lucky enough to be able to purchase the set online. I colored the birds with my Koh-I-Noor pencils & added a touch of glitter with Stickles & Spica Glitter Pens. I posted a close up so you could see the sparkle a little better. I'm sorry to be such a terrible blogger. I wish I was better at posting. I appreciate anyone who still stops by to take a look around. I hope everyone is having a fun summer. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Before my morning coffee.....

....this is how I feel, LOL! Mornings don't really bother me, but I REALLY do need my coffee to get me going. The new penguins from Memory Box are so cute & I just couldn't resist this "Curler Penguin" & "I don't do mornings" sentiment. Isn't she cute? It is hard to tell in the photo, but I covered her robe in stickles & used hot pink flock for the trim, tie & slippers. I used a clear spica pen on her curlers, so they sparkle too. The note card is from Memory Box, DP is by Basic Gray & I finished it off with ribbon & dew drops.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July....

.......and HAPPY SUMMER!! This is actually my bumper card for the month of June over at the A Muse group. I'm finally getting around to posting it. As you can see, I used a lot of the same color scheme as my May Bumper card. What can I say, I think it's a really fun color combo & is very cheery! I just ordered another pack of the Memory Box "Beach Collection" 6x6 paper. Tinla (Hi Tinla) informed me that it is going to be retired so I thought I better grab another pack. If you are looking for a great deal on this paper, I got mine here on a smokin' sale, so get it while you can!! I hope you all have a safe & happy 4th :)