Sunday, November 30, 2008

Paper Craft Planet- 12 days of Christmas

I am getting a bit of a slow start since it is already day three but here's my card.  Today's challenge was to use a hen, rooster or owl.  It is impossible to tell in the photo but the hen is holding an ornament I punched from the same paper below.  
The paper is from PTI and the hen is from Gina K (I think...).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Have a terrific Turkey Day.  :)

This year I am so thankful that our move to Washington, as hard as it was to do, was the right decision for our family.  We love it here and are growing in many positive ways.  Change is good even if it's hard sometimes.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I saw this super cute card at CKC in Bellevue last weekend.  I quickly sketched it out and put it together when I got home.  The original card had Home Sweet Home done in rub ons but I did mine with paper ran through my Dyno label maker.  :)  The paper is from the new Basic Grey collection- Urban Prairie.  :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Three Riley cards!

Last time we got together, Sparkle let me stamp some of her Rileys.  :)  Here are the cards I've made so far-

Turkey Moose- This is a matchbook card just turned on it's side.  I colored Riley with Copics and gave his buckle a little sparkle with a Sakura pen.
Fishing Riley-  The sentiment is "knew you could tackle it!  congrats!" and is from Stamping Bellas but I thought it went well with Riley.  He is also colored with Copics and a little Sakura.

Snowmoose Riley-  I don't usually use buttons.  I don't know why.  Sparkle uses buttons though and I was inspired.  :)  The snowmoose is colored with a white souffle' pen but it doesn't show in the pic.  :P

Monday, November 24, 2008

I think you're swell

I saw this layout and thought it would make a nice transparency card.  It is a little hard to see but I stamped "I think you're" in the upper left hand corner.  Then I used a chipboard sticker, Swell, from the Basic Grey Offbeat collection to finish off the sentiment.  The paper and other extras are from Basic Grey.  :)
Call me crazy but my favorite thing about this card is the shadow from the word swell.  :)  Transparency cards are great for that.  It is so fun to put a bold shape on the front of the card that will cast a shadow on the paper you put on the inside.  You should definitely try it.  ;)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

TCPTUES- use cake!

This week we needed to use a cake stamp.  Man!  This challenge was made for me!  I LOVE the cake stamps at The Cat's Pajamas!  I think they were some of the first ones I bought.  :)  And this is hands down, my favorite sentiment.  :)
My paper is Basic Grey (no big surprise there) and I used stickles for the fire on my candles.

If you watch Tommy while you make cards...

your card will look like this.  Let's call this my The Who inspired card.  :)  

Actually, I saw this article in PaperCrafts (I think) about cutting out detailed images from paper and using them on cards or layouts.  When I first read the article, I thought that sounded nuts.  It is a lot of time to spend on something that wouldn't be the focal point if you added a photo or sentiment.  But what if I didn't add those things...

I love the twisting vines and leaves on this paper and cut them out with an Exacto knife.  The flower in the corner is on Pop Dots.  I added Liquid Glass to some of the detail on the flower and the darker vine parts.   

I am going to leave it how it is.  No sentiment.  I like it just like this.  :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

I confess...

nothing stops a migraine like a soy vanilla latte from Starbucks.    I think I drank several in the last couple of days.  This is me- pale, shaky and a little crazy without a little latte in me.  :)

The stamps are from Starving Artistamps and the paper is Basic Grey.  I have a ton of these Autumn Terracotta photo clips from CTMH so I decided to use them as a funky decoration.  I love how it turned out.  :)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Hey cupcake

The A Muse weekly challenge is to use a sweet stamp.  :)
Here you go!

#68 You're Sweet

I used Basic Grey paper, A Muse ribbon, Cupcake Builder and Twin Cupcakes.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Cupcake social at A Muse

I went to Seattle last night for a Cupcake Social at A Muse Art stamps.  It was a dream come true!  Getting to bump elbows with super stars, eating yummy cupcakes, laughing with new friends and a super cute make and take; does it get any better???

This is what the yummy cupcakes looked like last night!  I made them using the new Cupcake Builder set.  :)

Julie MADE me buy this cityscape stamp and I couldn't leave the store without the space needle and 'Greetings from Seattle' to go with it.  I stamped the cityscape and the space needle on newspaper and paper pieced the image back together.  I colored the windows with a yellow glaze Sakura pen.  The card is from A Muse's Maderia line.  *I think I need to add some ribbon...
Our sweet little make and take!
I also saw these A Muse stamps and this Elzybells sentiment.  The card is also from A Muse.  :)

We are heading over to Alki beach so I can snap some pics for a paint chip album (more on that later) but I was so jazzed after the party that I stayed up until 2 am stamping with my new stuff.  I might have a problem...  ;)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Have you seen the new Cat's Pajamas stamps?

They are too cute! The three new stamp sets are-

Candyland Christmas
Elegant Christmas
Deck The Hall

There is a great bundle package being offered right now where you can get all three sets for $45.50 instead of $60.50!

There is also FREE SHIPPING within the US. How can you go wrong?

I stamp with these all the time and have been a fan of theirs for many years now. These acrylic sets are a great way to try them out since you get images, coordinating sentiments and small stamps that can be used to create backgrounds. :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


I am a total news junkie. You can bet I will be glued to the tube to see who our new president will be and what will be happening out here in Washington.
Go out and vote. Then go get yourself some free coffee at Starbucks, free ice cream at Ben and Jerrys and all the other free stuff that places are giving away for Super Tuesday!