Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Unity/Mojo Monday Sketch

Hey Unity Stamp Company is celebrating it's 2nd birthday.  How about that?  I must say, I do love these stamps so.  This card is for the Birthday Celebration Day 2 challenge.  The challenge today was to use a bird or a tree on your card.  As you can see, I chose the bird. I used some Soft Sky cardstock, patterned paper by Anna Griffin, my new wrought iron punch by The Martha, nesties and some brown satin ribbon.  I'm also submitting this card for the Mojo Monday Sketch 136. 
Enjoy. Life. Right. Now.

Here's the Mojo Monday Sketch

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Butterflies will be here soon...

Right?  I mean the weather will improve (right?) and then the trees will sprout leaves (right?) and then flowers (uh huh) and then ..... butterflies.  Flying in from somewhere tropical right?  This is not a subject I know much about but I thought I should give some kind of intro to my card.  So, here it is.  This is that technique where you stamp your image on acetate using Staz On and then you drop some ink on it and then put tissue paper?  Dang it I can't remember.  Feel free to correct anything I've said. (except the part about the weather improving!)
I used some blingy rhinestones and the photo corners are from the Stampin Up photo corners punch and the image is from SU's Wonderful Wings.  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cricut Paisley

Here is just a small sampling of what I did with the Cricut Paisley cartridge.  I love my Cricut Expression so much.  Thankfully alot of my friends also have Cricuts so the occassional Cricut playdate is always so much fun.  I used Stampin' Up cardstock (the best cardstock in the world IMHO) Anyway, take a look, this stuff is pretty cute.
Fun eh?

Monday, April 19, 2010

H{ippity} Hop Monday - Where you should be

Happy Monday everyone.  Yes, you have almost reached the end of the hop.  I just love these hops.  I wish I could consider them part of a 30 minute workout but I believe that's against the "fitness requirement" rules.  Ha, I've always been a rule-breaker anyway (not really, but didn't that sound pretty tough?).  So here's the hop card.  It uses the set Where You Should Be.  I stamped the patterned leaves border on the left, coloured them with copics and then overstamped with SU big canvas stamp. I love those big background stamps. I used a piece of Daisy D's flowered paper and nesties labels.  Got some bling, ribbon and tada, Bob's your uncle.  Without further ado.... the card.

Friday, April 16, 2010

FWF You rock my world

Here's the jukebox from the March KOTM. I love this kit, I really love it. It's my very first and if this is any indication of how it's gonna be, well I'm ecstatic. Now here's my card. My photo editing software has gone on the blinko so give this photo some sympathy, it's not the picture's fault.
So that's all folks.  Have a happy Friday and a fun weekend.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You've gotta see this...

I have to direct you to my sister's blog KC's Kards because she is doing some faboo work.  Her copic work is out of this world and check out her designs.  She's rockin' the blog world.  Go see her and leave her some love baby!

Here's Kirsty's card.  Go look!

Monday, April 12, 2010

H{Ippity} Hop Monday

Good Monday morning all and if you're reading this in the evening, good Lord!  You have to start getting up earlier.  I have to work really hard this week because I have a stamp club class on Thursday and I still have one project to design. I am brain dead.  For now however, when I should have been doing the "other" thing I designed this card.  It is from the set Because of You.  There are so many fantastic stamps in this set.  I stepped out of my usual "box" and created a card a little different for me.  Here it is:
An  interesting thing about this card is the ribbon.  Said ribbon started out looking like this:

only to have me colour in the white squares with a red copic.  Hmph! Who knew?  I didn't have matchy ribbon so tada, I did this.  There's a tip for ya.  Have a oodley good Monday.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy O'Friday!

Well I just got back from a terrific lunch with my son who is on holidays and is visiting.  Great kid.  I loved spending time with him this time around.  Today I'm showing you a card that I really think is pretty.  It uses a stamp from Crafty Secrets and Veranda paper from CTMH.  I love the lace trim on it and of course all da bling.  I used my copics to colour these rhinestones a turquoise shade.  It's just a hint of colour but it really makes a difference in real life.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yeah baby, Tim's in the house!

I got my Tim Holtz Alterations dies!!!!!  I love them.  I'm still waiting on a few of them but I thought I'd get to work with what I had right now.  I sure wish I hadn't already used the post title "I know why the caged bird sings" previously.  That would have been perfect.  Let's talk about Tim Holtz for a minute shall we?  Tim Holtz, handsome, sexy, creative, charming, all round adorable.  Yes that perfectly describes him.  One final thing;  I'd like to kiss Tim Holtz right on the lips.   Twice.  Enough said.  Tim, call me.  Here's the card.  I used CTMH Veranda PP, Stampin Up cardstock and some glitter (Martha) , cuttlebug embossing folder and some buttons and floss.  I embossed the die cut with white embossing powder (SU) and then distressed it a bit.  Oh yeah, rhinestones too.  Without further ado, I give you Spartacus, the caged bird.
P.S.  If someone wants to let Tim know that I have a desire to kiss him (twice) please direct him here and I will give him further instructions.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Polly ain't no April fool...

Happy April Fool's Day.  Guess what?  I just won the lottery which is going to come in really handy because I'm pregnat with triplets.  Whew at least I'll have finished building the igloo we're moving into in the Yukon Territory.  A three story igloo thank you very much.  With an elevator and central heating.  Hunh, yeah I've gotta a lot going on in my life.  But enough about me.  Let's talk about this card.  Again, I am using Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  This one is called Polly the bar wench.  There is a whole line of pirate stamps. I love em all.  The paper I used was from the DCWV Taj Mahal stack and Stampin' Up's patterned paper.  I coloured the little wench with copics.  I also used my nesties to cut out the circles.  This is my entry for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch 132.  Here is the sketch.
and here is my card

Happy April Fool's Day everyone.  Play a fun joke on someone.