Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Love Me Some Rascal!!!

My BFF and I went to Dallas this past weekend to go see Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift opened for them. She was really good too. She's just so stinkin' cute and sweet.

As you can tell we had really awesome seats!

The only thing was it was outside and well it gets very hot and humid in Texas. I'm a wimp so I was sweating from head to toe. Other than that though it was awesome. They always put on a really good show and did I say that I love them? I'm not one of those crazy acting a fool people when celebrities come out and all of that but I gotta tell ya I come pretty close with Rascal. I think if I ever got to talk to them I would probably be one of those screaming, crying, passing out chicks....LOL just kidding but ya never know. My BFF took 205 pictures so she's probably considered a border line stalker or something..hee hee but we had a blast. It was a great weekend. Now I guess I should make a card or something.

Friday, June 20, 2008

She Sells Seashells By The Seashore

HA now you know every one of you are going to be saying that over and over in your head. Can you actually say it 5 times really fast? LOL. I made this card for my Aunt JoAnn who lives in South Carolina. She loves seashells and has some very pretty ones around her house...or she used to. This is actually a new stamp line that I got recently from Impression Obsession and have been wanting to play with it. I stamped the seashells in Gray Marvy Ink and colored with chalks to give it a soft muted look. I have to tell you what I stamped them on and you are going to laugh but hey that's what crafty people do right? Try to be creative? I didn't have any smooth beige paper so I used the back of my checkbook. Yep go pull it out and see the back is a little thicker paper and it was beige so rather than throwing it away I stamped my shells on it....hee hee I popped them up with pop dots onto the brown paper. The striped paper is from K1 & Co. then I added the gray dew drops to help blend and tie in the gray in the shells. I hope she likes it even though I am late in getting it sent out. Happy Birthday Aunt JoAnn! I love you! Happy weekend everybody....I'm going to Dallas to watch Rascal Flatts in love love them...Hopefully I'll have some cool pics to share next week.

One More Fab Flower

Ok just one more Fab Flower and I promise I will find another stamp to use. It's just that while I had it out playing, I figured I might as well try several different colors and ways to see which one I liked the best. Know what I mean? I colored this one with Marvy markers and spritzed with water. I colored the tips yellow and then filled in the rest with red. After I stamped the image I went around the yellow with a gold gel pen to highlight but it doesn't really show up well in the pic. So it gave it a little sparkly touch. The red background paper is from Daisy D's and the stamp of course if Fabulous Flowers from Stampin' Up! I added the Prima flower with a black brad to bring out a touch more of black and also fill in the blank space. I attached the large flowere with a yellow brad in the middle. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Playin' Around

Well this fits the SC181 challenge for this week. I actually had the main image done for a couple of weeks but couldn't figure out how to mount it on a card so when I saw this sketch I knew it would be perfect. I started out with a white piece of cardstock and stamped the baby's breath in white ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Because the paper and ink were white it made the flowers white. If you were to use white ink on colored paper and clear EP you would just get a darker shade of the color. I didn't have any white emobssing powder so I had to improvise and as you can see this worked just fine. Anyway after I embossed the flowers I began inking my background with Tim Holt's Distress Inks. I started out with Peeled Paint, then added some Pine Needles, and Tea Dye. I stamped the dots with Walnut Stain. Then I stamped the fancy smancy thingy in the top right corner and added white dots with a gel pen. The ribbon is a result of me fixing a boo boo. Then for the separate piece on the left I stamped my sentiment and then added the dots with Walnut Stain and white gel pen. Then added more Peeled Paint with a sponge. Added the arrow brads for filler and mounted it on the brown background paper. I was actually just playing around but like how it ended up for the most part and I hope you do too.

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms, Printworks, Penny Black; Paper: Sweetwater; Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain, Pine Needles, Black Memories, White Versa Ink; Accessories: Gel Pen, Ribbon, Arrow Brads

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Binkies, Bracelets, & Bows!

What could be sweeter than binkies, bracelets, & bows? I made this card for one my friends that had a boy......needless to say she never got the card. It's a long story but the whole time she was pregnant I thought she was having a girl so I'm out buying cutesy little dresses and obviously making a pink card and then my BFF calls to tell me that our friend had a boy. You can imagine my surprise. The whole time she was pregnant my BFF kept saying that she wanted it to be a little girl and I thought she said it was for sure a little girl...anyway jokes on me. Of course they thought it was hilarious but when I was out at the last minute scrounging around for a boy gift it wasn't too funny. Actually it was. Don't know the company name of the paper but got it at Hobby Lobby. The Baby Shoe stamp is one that one of my friends gave me a long time ago. Anyway next person who has a girl gets the card I guess....LOL

Friday, June 13, 2008

Greatest Dad of All Time

Well finally here is my Dad's Father's Day card. I was pushing the time limit on this one a little bit. He actually gets more excited about the card than the present. Normally because I usually write a poem. Ok back to the actual card. I stamped the diamond background first and then stamped the clock over it. I decided to ink the edges only after a big blob of brown ink got on the bottom of the clock (and as you know every "mess up" is an embellishment opportunity of some sort). So I ended up inking up the rest of it to match and then inked the edges. Voila the mishap is taken care of with no one the wiser. hee hee. I actually cut the darker green square first so I could properly place the other clock stamp on the sides. The two little clocks up at the top are from Spare Parts that I had left over from another project. I also added some green ink to the sentiment to tone down the white. This was also this week's sketch challenge at SCS.

Size: 5 x 7; Stamps: Stamp Camp, Cornish Heritage Farms; Ink: Memories Soft Leaf; Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Tea Dye; Paper: My Mind's Eye; Accessories: Buttons, Spare Parts Clock Faces

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Always Fabulous

Here is another Fabulous Flower. I stamped the flower with white ink on the blue paper and then clear embossed. I outlined it with my white gel pen to make it stand out more. I really wanted a white flower with a pop of blue showing in between but I don't have any white embossing powder and can't find any locally so I had to improvise. I matted my designer paper on black and then mounted the flower on the black square and added the white brad in the center. Pretty simple card but I just love this Fabulous Flower stamp set. It is sooo fun. Hope you are having a great day. We are having storms here.
Size: A2; Stamps: SU! Fabulous Flowers, Misc; Ink: White Versa Fine, Black Marvy Marker; Accessories: Brad, White Gel Pen, Clear EP

Inspiration Challenge

This is my first time to do the Inspiration Challenge at SCS. They give you the inspiration based on a room, dress, purse, bedspread, painting, ( you get it) and then you make a card using the colors, images, design or whatever strikes you. It's pretty neat but this is the first one that I have actually gotten any inspiration out of. It is a beautiful room as you can see below. Anyway this is what I came up with and I hope you like it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

SCS Challenge 179

This was another challenge from Splitcoast. I colored my stamp with markers and then spritzed with water. Then I inked the whole flower with versa mark and embossed with clear EP. I cut the flower out 3 times and layered with pop dots for dimension.

Size: A2; Stamps: Fabulous Flowers SU, Curvy Verses SU; Ink: Black Memories, Versa Mark, Marvy Markers; Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons, Pop Dots.