Sunday, August 30, 2009

Holographic thank you

My sister needed a thank you card so I used another holographic bird sticker, the borders are holographic peel off borders also. Just added some vines from a M.S. punch and gems to finish this off.

Midnight madness challenges

I'm working my way through the challenges on the Midnight Madness blog that were posted before I discovered their blog. It's been a lot of fun to see all the layouts and try them. I hope you check out their blog, the layouts and ideas they came up with are just incredible. Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Elizabeth Bell stamp

This is a new Elizabeth Bell stamp I just received, she is so cute!!! You can check out her stamps at
Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I used a sketch pattern from Midnight madness challenge blog, I love their sketches and challenges. She was colored with copic markers. Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is wonderful.

Stamp A Mania Angel and Bell

These cards were made for the Stamp A Mania company. I love their beautiful SW images. I stamped in memento black ink and colored them with Copics. The Angel's wings were stamped and colored with a soft golden wheat shimmerz paint and pop dots to layer them, and the bling on both cards are gems and ribbon from Michaels or Hobby Lobby. The butterfly is a peel off, I ran paper thru my zyron machine and attached gold leafing, then placed the butterfly and cut it out. I hope you are enjoying the new SW images and will visit their website. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A couple more SW cards

As I said in the previous posting, these stamps are all from Stampamania. High quality red rubber and you can get them unmounted. I can't wait to play some more with these and really start adding some bling also. These stamps do very well with glitter and glitter pens. Have a great day and hop over to the website, you can sign in or just visit.

Beautiful Southwest images

Several years ago I found some cool Southwest stamps from Stampamania. I love SW images and these are just gorgeous and the quality of the stamps is wonderful. Mark the owner asked me a week a go if I would make some cards up for him to use and of course that means I get some free stamps, YEAH!! These are a few of the cards I made up for him, usuing only his stamps, no design papers or anything else on them, I kept them simple to showcase his stamps. I will however be using some of the stamps now and adding some bling to them as well. Check out his site, lots of wonderful stamps and fun things to use.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Split Coast Challenge 243

This is my card for the Split Coast challenge this week. I used a Dufex holographic sticker and border for this card. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Michelle's tutorial and my card

Michelle Z had a great tutorial on her blog for making a card similar to this. I had to improvise as I don't have the same ink pads etc but it was a lot of fun to try this. I used dye inks on glossy paper and the tree is a Stampscapes.

Midnight madness challenge #16

This card was made for the Midnight madness challenge #16, the sticker is all holographic Dufex paper, the shimmer is awesome but doesn't scan well. I used some spiced cider shimmerz on the flowers and scrolls to put some more glitz on them as well. Please visit the midnight challenge for some more gorgeous cards and ideas. This card is actually all in copper tones, just can't get it to show this on the scan. Some of the team members have Blog candy to give away this time also. Just click on Carolyn's blog and sign up.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cherries and Peaches from Flourishes

This is one of the new pretty sets from Flourishes. I stamped in memento black ink and used copics to color them which are also available at Flourishes and they have them packaged so nicely for you. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New stamp line

This new line of stamps just caught my attention. They are from Animal Spirits stamps by Sue Coccia.
I love the exquisite details in her stamps and if you look real close you will see the spirits of other animals in her stamps as well. I used copics and cryogen to stamp and color this with Sutter and Stampscapes for the backgrounds. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Flourishes timeless tuesday #29

These two card were both made for the Flourish Timless Tuesday blog challenge.
The colors were olive, black and red. I used a cuttlebug for the backgrounds and nestabilities to cut around the images and copics to color. Thanks Flourishes, it's always fun.

Quiet waters, Midnight madness challenge 15

I made this challenge card today for the
midnight madness Challenge #15. I used a stamp called Quiet waters from Our Daily Bread Design.
Copics to color it and the airbrush for the sky. Cuttlebug to emboss the gold mirror card and K&Co background papers, ribbon is a fall one from Michaels I think. Enjoy your day!!!

Amazing grace

I made this card with stamps from Our daily bread design.
I love their stamps and the sayings from them. I stamped in memento inks and copics to color with. The pretty cream metallic embossed paper is from the Paper cut. Some bling to embellish it and a cuttlebug to emboss the octagon nestability. Thanks for looking!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Pop up nestability card

I saw the directions for this on the spellbinders blog I thought it was so neat so I had to try it. I had a few "issues" with mine but in the end it's pretty close. I haven't put the saying inside yet, you put it on the pop up piece but I don't know what I'm going to use it for at this point. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Huge blog candy give a way

Wow, hop over to Midnight Madness blog and read the rules for this huge blog candy promotion. Don't forget to look at the midnight madness challenge also. I love their layouts and they are so much fun to participate in. What an awesome blog candy and the gals are so much fun and so nice. Have fun and good luck.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sarah Kay

I just made this Sarah Kay card, used the K&Co Madeline papers and stickers. Martha Stewart border punch and pearls to accent. I colored with copics and sponged some ink around the edges. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dufex holographic images #2

I used another Dufex sticker on this card and some K&Co papers. Gold holographic borders and coral pearls to trim it.

Dufex holographic images

I just received my order of holographic dufex images from Dan Dee Images. These stickers are beyond fabulous, I know it doesn't show in the scan but they are holographic and when you move the card they change colors. I make a lot of thank you cards for my sister to use on her church group and she will love this. Here is the link for these stickers and you have to scroll down about the middle of the page, just make sure they are "dufex" images. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sympathy in pink and black

I normally would not think of sympathy in these colors but after seeing Sharon's card here I fell in love with the colors and the layout. I cased it to use this week for a classmates father that passed away. I think this combo is very pretty. Thanks so much Sharon, I just got the Just right oval stamps and they work very well with this.

Our Daily Bread new stamps

I saw a beautiful card today on Sandee's blog and just had to try and CASE (copy and share everything) it. I loved how she put the whole card together so I came as close as I could. Here is her card also. I love this new set by Our Daily Bread Designs, I think it's so summery and so much fun to work with. Thanks so much for stopping by.

New popcorn bear stamp

I played with my new popcorn bear stamps, I stamped him on cryogen white paper and used copics to color him, some printed vellum behind him and peel offs to embellish it. He's so cute!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #28

I made this for the Flourish Timeless Tuesday challenge today, used their waterlily set and copics to color.

Midnight Madness challenge #14 and Stampscapes II Fall challenge

This card is doing double duty today, I need a fall card for my Stampscapes II group and also this layout for the Midnight madness challenge. I stamped and then masked the frame, stamped the scene inside and then colored with copics on cryogen white paper. I layered it on copper metallic, then black, then I printed a sheet of background in copper and then black for the background. Copper ribbons and copper penny ink for the sentiment which is from stamp oasis. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Best Wishes Flourishes

Flourishes is celebrating their second birthday. I used their sweet pea stamp on this card with embossed corners and copper mirror card that I ran thru the cuttlebug. Copper peel off corners and best wishes from Pop up templates. Even though it doesn't show in the scan very well, this is all done in soft golds and copper, I colored with copics and sponged copper metallic ink on the corners and around the edges. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Blog!: Chatter From CHA Orlando Summer 2009 & $100 in new products Giveaway!

Simon Says Stamp Blog!: Chatter From CHA Orlando Summer 2009 & $100 in new products Giveaway!

Blog candy give away

Simon Says is giving away some CHA candy. New products that we haven't even seen yet. Here is a link to their blog, their service is wonderful and they have the awesome Sarah Kay stamps, I love those stamps, I have a whole wish list!!! Just click on their name and leave them a message.

Info on stencils

I have been asked by some of you where I got the butterfly stencils. Here is a link for the website and you have to scroll way down on the page under Nellie Snellen to see the stencils. He has the butterfly ones and Terrific times has them if they are back in stock and she has the flower ones. You may have to call her, sometimes they are not listed on her website. They are Kars embossing stencils and the name on them is Nellie Snellen, I think they come from the UK area or Netherlands. I hope this helps, I tried to respond personally to some of you can could not get a link for your emails to work. Thanks so much,

Flourishes royalty card

This card was made for the Royalty challenge over at Flourishes, I used some K&Co paper, flourishes rose stamp and some new corner embossing stencils from Kars. The center strip is from a M.S. punch and the inverted scalloped square is a nestability. some gems to finish it off.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Embossed corners thank you

I received my new corner stencils today and my new ODBD stamps, I love this image and stamped it in memento black and copics to color it. I used some chalk on the corners to make them stand out a little more. Peel off thank you and it's done. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Winter is for the birds

Yesterday I received a sheet of winter cotton scraps from Craft Secrets and my new Stampin up papers that just happened to match the green in the sticker. I used peel off borders to frame this and some glitter flowers to embellishment it.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Midnight Challenge #13

I made this card for the midnight challenge today, it actually was a lot of fun, very different for me. I used a book of paper that had some stickers in it from K&C0 to make this card. Peel off's around the squares and some flowers and butterflies. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cuttlebug challenge #2

I needed a get well card today so thought I would make another gate fold card for the
cuttlebug challenge. This one is in golds and copper. I love that this card folds up for an A2 envelope. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Cuttlebug challenge

I made this card today for a challenge from last week on the cuttlebug blog. It was to make a gate fold card that opens in the center. I used basic grey papers, copper peel off borders and I had to color the saying with a copper metallic pen. I used nestabilities for the sentiment and colored a butterfly with the copper also. The flowers are prima Juilette collection from
Our daily bread design, these flowers are made from silk and they are gorgeous. The peel offs came from Pop up templates. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Just Rite stamps

I stamped this image from my Just Rite stamps collection. I used copics to color, Basic grey sultry paper and the saying is from Flourishes. Some gems and pearls from Michaels and it's all done. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.