Sunday, September 14, 2014

Coming Soon!!

It's my favorite time of the month--Whimsy Release Time!! Stop back by here tomorrow for sneak peeks of the rubber stamps and dies that will be released on Wednesday, Sept. 17th!!




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bookish

I'm back again today with another card using the same March 2011 Key Ingredients Kit. I've done 5+ cards using it already and there's still lots left! I'm having fun though. I stopped today as I was finishing up this card and realized I was smiling and giggling. It is a feeling I can't describe--the feeling I get when I create. I just love seeing it all come to life and go together. Especially cards like this one that I really, really, really sort of LOVE!

I used the fabulous Bookish stamp on this card which is from Whimsy Stamps--Time For Tea Designs collection. I'm really smitten with these stamps! I also used the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps-Raindrop Echo Designs- Friendship Ticket Sentiments

She has glossy accents on her glasses so that's why you see a little glare in the photo. :)




I used an older Deconstructed Sketch~ #166


I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Have a wonderful day! It's finally turning cooler here and I'm loving it! I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season today~~life is good!!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~Whimsy Stamps-Raindrop Echo Designs-Friendship Ticket Sentiments, Whimsy Stamps-Time For Tea Designs-Bookish
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Poppy Parade
Cardstock~ SU Basic Black, Copic Xpress it,
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ copics, SU border punch, SU retired heart punch, TE March 2011 Key Ingredients kit,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Marci with Tulip

Like any good crafter, ahem crafty hoarder, I have tons of things that I really need to just focus on using. I bought these things because I liked them so why not use them and make room for more crafty things!!

One of the things that I have that I notice I don't use often are old Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kits. I used one on the past 3 cards and figured I'd keep that pattern going and try to use this March 2011 kit up--don't judge this hoarder!

This time I used the kit with a La La Land Crafts stamp, Marci with Tulip. I patted myself on the back too for actually using some of the brads that were in the kit too! 




I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is full of happiness!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ La La Land Crafts-Marci with Tulip
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress it
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ copics, doily, TE Key Ingredients March 2011 kit

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blended Bloom times 2

When I first saw the new Stampin' Up catalog the first stamp that I fell in love with was Blended Bloom. I just love this flower!! So of course when I got my starter kit this *had* to be the first stamp I inked up!!

I wanted to show the flower two ways--one with very detailed coloring with lots of shading and details and then one with very little details and slight shading. I just always love to see how one stamp can look different with just the way you make the card or color it!!

I had originally had other ideas in mind for the designer paper but when I made THIS card and had it out on my table I thought it would work well with these flowers so that's what I used. :) 

For my first card I used an older sketch from SCS--SC306





For my second card I used an older Sweet Sunday Sketch--SSSC210





Have a simply wonderful day and I hope to see you back here really soon!!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ SU Blended Bloom,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ copics, March 2011 Key Ingredients kit, SU Decorative Dots embossing folder, SU Pearls, rhinestones

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fall Love

Hello!! Anyone still out there? Sorry for being so long in between posts. We're still adjusting to all the changes in our family with school, new jobs for Sam and I and all that jazz plus it was my birthday last week and my present was a cold that has zapped my energy but I *think* and hope that I'm getting over it so maybe this week will be more crafty!!

I know you didn't come here for my whining so let's get on with today's creation!! I colored up the Whimsy Stamp by Time For Tea Designs called Fall Love. I think I've mentioned *a few times* that autumn is my favorite season so it only seemed fitting to have this fabulous stamp.





I really liked how this one turned out. It just makes me happy and makes me smile!

I am entering this card into the following challenges~
Thank you so much for stopping by and I truly hope I'm back soon and often to share more crafty goodness with you all!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ Whimsy Stamps-Time For Tea Designs- Fall Love
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock~ Copic Xpress It,
Designer Paper~
Other Goodies~ copics, cardstock/paper/ribbon from March 2011 Key Ingredients kit, SU Candy Dots

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sitting Mermaid Marci

La La Land Crafts has a new monthly product kit out and I just had to sign up. This month you got Sitting Mermaid Marci, accessory stamps and dies--very cool! and the price is really reasonable so if you love these stamps and dies--check it out HERE! You won't be able to get this kit but you can sign up to start with September's kit.

Here's my card using all these fun products! I LOVED coloring up Sitting Mermaid Marci and really am proud of how she turned out. It was also fun to add the extra die cuts with her.




I'm entering this card into the Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Purple Haze.

Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is fabulous!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ La La Land Crafts-Sitting Mermaid Marci
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, 
Cardstock~ SU Basic Black, Cryogen Iridescent,
Designer Paper~ Authentique Gathering
Other Goodies~ Copics, La La Land Seaweed Border Die, La La Land Under the Sea set die, stickles

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Picked Sweet Summer Song

I'm having fun crafting this weekend, sure hoping I can keep it up during the week as it makes me happy!!

I noticed that lately I feel like all my cards are the same and that I have fallen into that same lazy rut so I'm trying to make more of an effort to get off my duff and USE what I have---dies, punches, embellishments, etc!! Hopefully that will help!

Today I colored up another new Whimsy Stamp, this time one by Elisabeth Bell called Picked Sweet Summer Song. I am in a happy mood and I think it shows by the bright, happy colors I used. I also used the awesome sentiment set, Everyday Moments by SC Designs for Whimsy.


 



I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Here's the sketch from Sketch Saturday~


Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ Whimsy Stamps-Elisabeth Bell-Picked Sweet Summer Song, Whimsy-SC Designs-Everyday Moments,
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pacific Point
Cardstock~ Cryogen Iridescent, SU Pacific Point, misc white,
Designer Paper~ A Muse polka dots and gingham papers,
Other Goodies~ copics, SU Banners Framelits, SU pearls, stickles

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Autumn Owl

I'm so excited that we're getting closer and closer to autumn--my most favorite season!! and I must say that I adore making autumn cards too!

Today I inked up the newly released, Autumn Owl by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.  Such a fun owl!!





I'm entering this card into the following challenges~
Have a wonderful day full of smiles and happiness!!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ Whimsy Stamps-Crissy Armstrong- Autumn Owl
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock~ SU Chocolate Chip, Cryogen Iridescent, 
Designer Paper~Recollections Autumn
Other Goodies~ copics, punches, 

Mermaid Piper

Have you seen the new character at Some Odd Girl?? Her name is Piper and I'm in love with her already!!

Today I have Mermaid Piper to share with you. I had fun coloring her--tried a little different technique on her tail and I like the end results!!




I'm entering this card into the following challenges~

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

Stamps~ Some Odd Girl-digi stamp-Mermaid Piper
Ink~
Cardstock~ SU Glorious Green (retired), SU Pool Party,
Designer Paper~ Kaisercraft Seaside, 
Other Goodies~ copics, rhinestones, Smooch Frost Glitz

Anyone still hanging around?

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted! Wow!!  

Life is good, I've just been busy with getting use to Sam being gone, the kids going back to school and me working! Whew! I just finished a 9 day stretch at work and although I was tired, it really wasn't too bad.

I have to say I really am enjoying my job. I leave smiling and just as happy as when I arrive so I think that's a good sign!!

I'm hoping that this week I'll be more in the groove and not as tired so I can add crafting to my evenings. I miss it!!

I also wanted to share that I just re-signed up with Stampin' Up. I really am doing it for the discount for myself but of course, I'm not opposed to selling it to anyone either. :) It was my early birthday present and I can't wait to get the new In Colors (and of course some other fun goodies)!!!

My website is HERE!!
I also am still selling Jamberry and my site for that is HERE!

If you're still here, thanks for sticking around! I hope to have some crafty creations to share tonight or tomorrow!!

Have a super fabulous day!!

If all else fails, add pink, sparkle and a butterfly!

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