Thursday, February 26, 2009

Homage to star wars

I loved this frog from the minute I saw him! Maybe it's because he's green, maybe it's the wisdom he exudes, but he reminds me of Yoda. Hence, the quote. I loved the asian-like print of the basic grey. All papers are basic grey except the card base, which is buckaroo blue. I colored the image with copics and for the first time, really got into using the blending marker. Love it now - expect to see it a lot more in the future. I colored the primas to match with copics as well. So, in the spirit of the Lenton season, I hope that you will be inspired by this to do or not do.

Friday, February 20, 2009

That's all folks!

Another adorable stamp from! I knew when I saw this little piggy, for some reason, I wanted to make a very cartoony back drop for him. So, here he is in his cartoon meadow. I found the quote and it just felt right. I really like the cartoon feel of the picture paired with the elegance of the quote and the lines of the curvy rectangle nesties - it just feels like a story book. This is for the challenge on in the doggonestamps forum. The challenge was to make a purple card. Well, I'm not much of a purple kind of gal. But, I do like almost amethyst. So, I paired it with certainly celery and so saffron. Then I threw in some black to ground all of those pastels a little bit. I'm not sure where I got the ribbon, but it matched well. And now a message to spellbinders - PLEASE make another set of the curvy rectangles! Everytime I use these I have to cut the second layer by hand because the next size up just seems too big to me. I promise -if you make them, I will be the first in line to snap them up!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sweet giraffe

Isn't this giraffe a cutie? I colored him with copics and cut him out. He is mounted on nestie ovals, layered with nestie labels. The card base is sunshine yellow, chocolate chip, and k& co. dp. The nesties are done in red and choclate with the same dp. I embossed the red layer. The giraffe ribbon has a sparkley ribbon slide. The flowers are prima and paper studio set off with a rhinestone brad.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's day!

I'm early! That hardley ever happens. This is my new stamp: Gabby and Zoey Bows, from This card is for my sister and brother in law who got married on Valentines day 22 years ago when they were just babies. They are total dog people. So, this stamp is perfect for them. I colored the pups with copics and cut them out, chopping the bow on the tall one's head to make her a him. The card base is tempiting turquoise layered with chocolate chip and twitterpated dp - an ancient relic from SEI. The pups are mounted on nestie's labels in pirouette pink, chocolate chip and tempting turquoise. The flower is a spellbinders die, embossed and inked with pink passion. The center is something I've had forever. Hope you all like it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Doggone stamps!

This is my first card with my new stamps from This little guy is SO cute! He's called "Black Lab" and you can just tell he want's to play. It would make a cute valentine's card, too. Unfortunately, I have no recipients! I stamped the pup with archival black ink. I colored with copics and sponged the grass and sky. The dp is pet stack from DCWV. No idea where I got that brad, maybe oriental trading co. The cardstock is from Hobby Lobby, no idea of brand or color, just picked what matched the dp. I used su hardware on the sentiment and the ribbon is offray.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Design Team

I have just accepted a position on the design team at They are a new stamp company. You should really go check them out! They have the cutest stamps! I just placed my first order and as soon as I get them I'll get some cards posted here. Come back soon to see them!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Two posts in one day??!!?!!?!

I made this card for the featured stamper challenge on SCS. I knew when I saw this card: in BevR's gallery I wanted to use it for the challenge. I changed the stamp set, the colors and papers, snowflakes to flowers and the shape of the sentiment. I just love this little beaver from Clear Dollar Stamps! He's so cute! And - believe it or not - no basic grey on this card! I used a new paper pad from Me & My Big Ideas - remember the stick people stickers from about 10 years ago?? The card base is mellow moss, layered with chocolate chip and MAMBI dp. I cut the panel on one side with jumbo scallop scissors and layered it with more MAMBI dp. I layered blue and moss ribbon to accent. The flowers are silk flowers that I've taken apart, primas and Queen and Co. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate chip, layered with a chocolate chip oval. I just realized I forgot the corner punch - I do have it, will have to go stick it on.

No stampers were harmed in the making of this card

I managed to avoid injuring myself this time. I made this invite for supper club, which we are hosting this month. Only 15 more to go, although I'll probably change it up a little. I did all of my Christmas cards the same one year and I've never used that stamp set again since then! I used Stampin' Up's Voila, which I haven't used for a while (one of my New Year's resolutions, rather than spending more money on stamps. On a side note, I had several things in a shopping cart at Treehouse Stamps and decided that I should not spend the money. So, if anyone at Treehouse Stamps is watching and would like to offer me a position on your design team, the answer is yes! Anyway, I stamped the chef on white Georgia Pacific cardstock and colored him with copics. The cardbase is made of real red, layered with black cardstock, which I embossed using my cuttlebug swiss dots folder and SU red and white DP. I added black sheer ribbon and ovals nesties. I put the chef on the ovals and added white dots.