Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Birthday Flowers

So my birthday was just a little bit ago and my wonderful boyfriend (boyfriend sounds so silly I'm too old for that but I don't know what else to call him!! lol) bought me flowers which almost made me pass out because he thinks they are silly! Anyway I took some pictures of them in case it was the first and last time I got them and one of the pics came out nice.....

Pink Gem Blog Candy

Pink Gem Blog Candy....

Pink Gem has April release's available and are celebrating by giving awy four free stamps - to enter you have to post a pic and a link on your blog and go to Pink Gem and post a comment with a link back to your blog. They are drawing on Monday April 6th.

Who wouldn't love some free stamps!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 23 Buttons Galore

I had been waiting impatiently for my High Hopes order and it arrived yesterday! I was so excited I couldn't wait to play. I chose this adorable bunny and made a card for this week's challenge - which is to use buttons which was perfect for me as I have tons of them! I stamped the image, colored with prismas, the bp is Doodlebug (another fav line) and I made the bow 3-D and added stickles to it. Flowers and buttons of course! Hope everyone has a great day. Glad it's Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Poor Sick Dragon

This is another image sent to me by my friend Diane (link to her blog is below on the right). After she sent me some of the High Hopes dragon images I fell in love with them and ordered them...waiting anxiously to receive them. I think I ordered four of them. They are all adorable.

I loved how this card came out - great paper which I think I picked up at Michael's. I added a bunch of eyelets along the side. Colored with my prismas.

Busy Week

Last week was so busy at my house and this week hasn't been any better! I didn't have any time to craft except for about an hour on Saturday.....wasn't a happy camper. This weekend won't be to much better I am going to Manhatten on Saturday for the day (which I am completely looking forward to!!) but that means Sunday will be the day to get all the things done I didn't do on Saturday! LOL So I managed to finish up a couple of cards I had been working on and get some things posted to Ebay.

I did manage to finish this card and I will submit it for the Penny Black Saturday challenge. This is one of my favorite stamps. Love the chickens.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Penny Black Hedgie

Another Penny Black - this one I put on Ebay this weekend. Paper is from Close To My Heart - colored with prismas added Stickles in the centers of the flowers, Primas and buttons. These are fun images to color and I love the color combo of the background paper. Right now I am impatiently waiting for two orders from High Hopes! I go home from work everyday and run to the mailbox. Hoping they arrive today I ordered some of the new Spring bunnies and some dragons. Hope everyone has a great day - it's Wednesday - week is half over although I did wake up thinking it was Thursday. I'm taking a class tomorrow on the new Flower Soft products - should be fun I can't wait to larn how to use this stuff some of the work I have seen using it is fantastic. I am also taking a Copic class on Saturday. I just recently started buying them and one of my favorite LSS' (The Inspiration Station, Stafford, CT) was holding a class they filled up super quick and it wasn't until they added a third class I was able to get in. That should also be fun. Great day everybody.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Penny Black Stamps

This is another one of my new Penny Black stamps - love these chicks! I colored this card with my prismas, the background paper is from Close To My Heart. Flowers are Prima and Doodlebug and the brad is a Doodlebug Sugar Coated Brad. Ribbon is American Crafts.

Another Penny Black......love the chickens they just crack me up! I was lucky to have time to make cards this last week had some time to myself.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

High Hopes Dragon

Is this not one of the cutest stamps! My friend Diane (she shared a card with me and her colors were a tutorial for me had no idea how to color a dragon!!) shared this image with me - I love High Hopes but hadn't bought any of the dragons....I will be shopping for a few now! I colored this using my prismas, the white strip I punched with a newer punch (for me anyway!) and the ribbon is from Close To My Heart. I've had the background paper for awhile really pretty colors. Hope everyone has a great night. I don't know about everyone else but I'm struggling this week with the time change - I get up REALLY early and for 3 nights now it's 11 o'clock and I'm still wide awake! It feels like it should be Friday already. UGH

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday Penny Black Challenge Recipe 3,2,1

I loved this challenge and I had just gotten some new Penny Blacks yesterday so I was dying to play with them! This is the image I chose, you had to use 3 brads 2 ribbons and 1 flower. I colored the image using my Prismas I love these papers. Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Little Piggy

Another super cute Penny Black stamp - I watercolored this using pencils and blender pens- still working on that the aqua pens and I don't see eye to eye! Used one of my new Martha Stewart punches for the lacey cardstock.

High Hopes Challenge 20

High Hopes challenge this week was to use something "fuzzy" - this is the card I came up with - the bright green fibers I have been hoarding forever so I thought I would actually use some! LOL This is one of my favorite High Hopes stamps - so cute!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Had Time For A Couple Cards Tonight

Made a couple cards tonight - trying to make at least one a night - more if I get some quiet time!

This is one of my new Fluffles stamps - so cute!! I embossed the ink so that I could use markers without any bleeding. I just started using markers more and haven't picked up an ink yet that doesn't need to be embossed. I found the ribbon at Michael's it's the American Crafts line one of the $1 spools but it's so pretty.

This next card is another stamp that I just picked up. I watercolored this image which I am trying to get better at! LOL I usually use too much water and end up making a mess. Once I colored I added stickles and use a couple different shimmerz. I picked the paper up at AC Moore - it's really pretty in person. Very shimmery.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Getting Started

I've been wanting to get a blog going for quite some time but never seem to make the time - one of my goals is to get on a design team and one of the usual requirements is that you have a blog and one that you update frequently. So no time like the present. The ultimate goal is to be on a High Hopes design team. They just have the cutest stamps! Although the gals that design for them are AMAZING!!!! If I had an ounce of their talent.