Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Kitty Christmas & Sketches

I wanted to play with my TCP Kitty Christmas set a little more before I put it away, and came up with this card. I am really on a holiday card kick lately. I originally thought this would be great for Tracy's sketch challenge for this week, but when I looked back at the sketch (I was just trying to go by memory), I thought this was probably a little too off of the sketch. I thought I would share it anyway. Isn't Sprinkle just the cutest? She sparkles IRL too, but it is hard to see it in the photo. I wanted to make another card for Tracy's sketch challenge, so I decided to make a different card as well. I remembered this color combo from one of the challenges from AP & I wanted to try it out, so I decided to incorporate those colors in to a "non-traditional" colored holiday card. I added some sparkle with my stickles to the carolers hats, but again, it's hard to see in the photo. Thanks for stopping by tonight & happy Thursday to you!! Any fun plans this holiday weekend?? If I don't have another post before Labor Day, I wish you all a safe & happy one!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

My First TCP Tuesday

This is my first time participating in TCP Tuesday Challenge, and I'm so happy I did. Toni is the hipster hostess this week & she challenged us to use the colors blue & orange in our creations. I think it is so fun to make holiday cards in non-traditional colors, so I chose to use my "Kitty Christmas" set to create this pocket card. I added the sentiment in the bottom corner as an afterthought, but I'm not sure if I like it there or not. I added blue eyelets where I tied the ribbon, but they are hard to see in the photo. I also used a orange eyelet to help pull the card out of the center & I thought it would be fun to place it where the "o" was in word "house" in the sentiment. I think I would use a thinner ribbon next time because I would like to be able to see the eyelets a little better. I colored the image with my Koh-I-Noor pencils. I hope everyone has a nice weekend!! Thanks for stopping by today! :)Card Info: All Stamp by The Cat's Pajamas; Notecard & Ribbon by A Muse Artstamps; Vanilla Cardstock by Stampin' Up; Ink by VersaFine; Martha Stewart Border & Marvy Scallop Oval Punches; Eyelets by Making Memories; Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils.

Anyone Interested?

If anyone is interested in joining an A Muse ATC swap using the holiday images released during A-muse-a-palooza, check out this post here. I am on the waiting list for the 2nd group & I would love to see it get filled. Maybe you are in the first group & would like to join the 2nd group as well. ;)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another Fun Sketch

Hi everyone!! This is another card I made for a sketch challenge over on my pal Tracy's blog. I'm glad she is keeps pushing me to get some stamping done with her fun sketches. It gives me something to post on my blog too! I have been really in the mood for making holiday cards, so I decided to give one of the new A Muse holiday images "Hippy Snow Chick" a little inky love. I really had trouble getting the right light to take a good photo with. We went from having over 100 degree weather this past weekend, to rain & fall like weather at the start of this week. I have to say I am ready for Fall. Spring & Fall are my favorite 'em!! Card Info: Images, Note Card, PLP, Twinkle Stickers & Ribbon by A Muse Artstamps; White CS by GP; Pink CS by DCWV; Ink by Palette in Noir & Versa Magic Chalk; Copic Markers Cool Shadow & Pink; Glitter Glue from JoAnns; Fine Black Pen.

Monday, August 18, 2008

HOORAY Victoria!!

This is a card a made for Victoria's celebration challenge on her blog. I *met* Victoria through the A Muse message board group & she is a super sweet gal!! She recently finished her chemotherapy & is halfway through her cancer treatments. She challenged us A Muse "groupies" to make a celebration card to help her celebrate her final chemo treatment. Please stop by her blog & read her story. She is a strong, beautiful, and amazing woman!!
Card Info: Note Card, Ribbon, Nest, Bird & Sentiment by A Muse Artstamps; Branch image by Impress; Ink by Stampin' Up & Pallette; Solid White CS by GP; Textured Green Cardstock by DCWV; Koh-I-Noor Pencils.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tracy's Sketch Challenge

One of my super sweet gal pals Tracy (HI TRACY!!) is having her very first sketch challenge over on her blog. Of course I had to play along, it's Tracy of all people!! :) I think I may have flipped the sketch around a little, but hopefully she doesn't mind if I fiddled a bit. I have kind of been in a stamping slump lately....that seems to happen a this gave me a little push to sit down & make a card. I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend........THANKS for stopping by!! Card Info: Cardstock unknown; DP by American Crafts; Ink is Pallette Noir; Ribbon, flower image stamp & sentiment stamp by A Muse Artstamps; Copic Markers.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I feel so special!!

I was nominated by two FABULOUS blogging ladies, Victoria & Kimberly for the "Brillante Weblog" award. Thank you so much ladies!! You are too sweet!

Here are the details of the award:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.

4. Put links of those blogs on yours.

5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

I know a lot of you "Brillante" bloggers out there have already been nominated, so I would like to nominate:

1. Tami

2. JenMarie

3. Amy

4. Ashley

5. Jenna

6. Aileen

7. Rose