Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cosmo Cricket paper with Kim Hughes stamps!!!

I reached another level at Cornish Heritage Farms recently and got some free stamps. They have a cool customer appreciation points thing and occasionally offer double points. I just happened to hit both at the same time and got $45 worth of stamps for free. Woo hoo! Of course, I bought up a ton of Kim Hughes stamps that I have had my eye on.

I also went to Ben Franklin and found these Cosmo Cricket paper pads that have two collections in one. I love that! I needed a mom break the other day so I made a few cards with my new stuff. A couple of birthday cards and one just because. :D

This paper is Snorkel and Lil' Man from Cosmo Cricket.  I used some old (and I think retired) Quick Cutz dies to make the gears.  The stamp set is Little Guy from Kim Hughes.  The robot has crystal effects on him so he has a little dimension and shine.  The gears also have a thin coat of crystal effects.  If I put too much on, they tend to curl slightly and won't stick down.  Maybe it is the humid air here, but this is a problem I have always had with any product like crystal effects or liquid glass.  :P

I used Girl Friday paper from Cosmo Cricket for this card.  I added some Close To My Heart bling on the sentiments (the bling is actually a frame that I cut in half to make brackets).
I used Kim Hughes stamps from her Birthday Bash, Little Gal and one other set (for the life of me, I can't figure out what set I got the word 'girl' from...).
The purse is fancied up with crystal effects and sakura pens.

I used Snorkel paper from Cosmo Cricket for this little card.  The bear, sign and sentiment are from Kim Hughes Bear Hugs set.  Colored with my copics.  :)  The bear is popped up with some 3D tape.  I love the shadow that this gives my images.  

***There is a Judkins Rubber stamp trunk show going on at Ben Franklin in Redmond, WA right now. I picked up a couple of new things that I hadn't seen before. I am going to try them out and will post pics on Monday. I am also taking an Amuse copic class tomorrow with Sparkle and my friend Saille. I will share my new knowledge and some of the new Amuse designs with you next week.***

Friday, May 22, 2009

Did you know I have a thing for owls?

Of course you did!  :D  I am owl crazy.  I saw this owl online and had to try to make my own.  It is done with punches.
I love making images with my punches.  I love it when I find new ways to use product.  

Tonight I am going out for sushi and then we are heading to a funky circus.  I can't wait.  I'll post more about it tomorrow but it promises to be weird and fun- right up my alley.  ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tons to share!

This tricycle was one of the new Amuse images released in spring.  Isn't it cute?  I just love the simplicity of the design and I thought it was the perfect image for the 'life's simple pleasures' sentiment.

This paper, Lil' Man, is new from Cosmo Cricket (this is a very cool collection, a must have in my opinion).  The buttons are from The Angel Company.  And the little paper with the sentiment on it is from Martha Stewart.  

I added some Liquid Glass on the tricycle to give it shine and dimension.  The spokes are traced with a Sakura stardust pen.  I colored the image with my copics.  As if copics weren't great already, they are one of the only markers I can use with Liquid Glass.  Nearly all other markers change color with Liquid Glass but the copics keep their true, bright color.  Awesome!

Monday, May 18, 2009

It has been so nice outside!

I've been super busy getting my garden in and enjoying the warm sun with my babies outside.  Everything is blooming and the backyard smells amazing!  Baby ducklings are swimming in the pond and it has just been awesome to be outside.
I have been stamping though and will start posting some long overdue projects tomorrow including a super cute lion I cased.  :D

This is an apple blossom from our tree.  These will turn into the most amazing apples I have ever eaten in my life!  I can't wait!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a beautiful Mother's Day.  

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy Anniversary A Muse!

You can find me at A Muse every Wednesday with Alex.  We LOVE to do the make and take and do a little shopping.  Amanda always gives Alex a balloon and it is the highlight of his week.  Did you know that he asked to go to A Muse for his birthday?  *sniff*  That's my baby...

A Muse is having a terrific sale to celebrate their 8th anniversary.  There are also contests on the blog so check it out.

I missed the 1st contest (grrrr...) but the second one was to post what your first A Muse stamp was.  Mine was this dragon.  I fell in love with him because he was so quirky and cute.

This is not my best pic.  Sorry.  It is pouring rain today so I had to take the pic in my dark basement...

Have you seen the new releases from A Muse?  There is a rubber fortune cookie stamp and this acrylic sentiment stamp that goes with it.  Want to know the best part???  Maybe you've heard of the game where everyone reads their fortune but adds "in bed" at the end?  It is a riot.  Anyway, the fortune cookie sentiment set comes with those two little words.  :D  Isn't that hilarious?!

This little card is for Jason.  I'll stick it in his bag tomorrow.  And yes, inside the card it says, "in bed".  *snicker*