Thursday, June 28, 2007

Just Cuttlebuggin!

I actually created this card some time ago, but as I was browsing my picture files it jumped at me! Super quick, and not stamping involved.

Certainly Celery was embossed with the Cuttlebug folder and highlighted with Versamagic inks. It is then mounted with Basic Black and a Regal Rose card base. The main image is one of the 2x2 embossing folders. I used SU's shimmery white cs, ran it through the bug, then punched it with my Marvy Mega Scalloped Square then layered it onto the black that was punched with the Marvy Giga Scalloped Square. Embossed image was colored with a water brush and watercolor crayons. I added bitty rhinestones and ribbon from my stash to jazz it up!

Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Forgot to mention that I have yet to hear from Booty Winner Joan!!!! If I don't here from you by Friday, I will pick a new winner on Saturday :)

Quick & Easy

Hey, I'm back! I'm going to share 2 super quick cards today. Sunday the 24th was my brothers birthday, and I of course waited until the last minute, so I needed to make something without a lot of, he's a guy....most of them don't like a lot of foof.

All stamps and sentiments are from GinaK Designs.
These are no layer cards. I stamped the images directly onto the white card base with Palette Noir ink and colored them with Prisma pencils and gamsol. The cardstock is from Papertrey ink, it is super sturdy and makes an excellent base! Very Happy with it. For this little guy I also used the small skinny oval from A Muse. I finished it off with True Thyme stitched ribbon from SU!
Mr Crab was finished off with Cranberry Crisp stiched ribbon! Well I hope you enjoyed today's cards. Sometimes quick and easy doesn't have to mean boring...I think they turned out cute!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New GinaK Stamps

Just wanted to let you all know that Gina has a couple of new summer stamps in her store.

Also, check out her blog for details on her new retail location coming up in the future!!! Sheesh...wish I lived closer.....I just may have to plan a road trip! Oh Greg!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm planning a getaway!!!!!!!!

Blog Booty Winner!!!!

We had thunder boomers come accross yesterday and my DSL went out before I could post everything, but here goes!!

I printed and cut all the comments, folded them up, put them in a box, shook it real good,then picked one out..

Booty Winner is


Joan said....
Of course you got selected. Your stuff rocks. I haven't had as much time to blog browse as I'd like, but yours was one of the first I had to go check out and see what I was missing!!

So Joan, email me your snail mail addy and the cards a few other goodies will be on it's way to you. my email should be off to the right, but if not it is Please put Blog Booty in the subject line so I know it's you!!


Monday, June 11, 2007

Jumped on .............

The Bandwagon!!! The Papertrey Ink bandwagon that is..... Really...which one don't I end up jumping on {wink*} It's a wonder my husband still has hair on his head....oh wait...he's bald :) And, I did resist for a while ( I actually should tell him that one!) but last Monday I broke down and ordered three sets; Paper Tray, Green Thumb and Little Lady.

I've been playing with Little Lady and here is what I came up with

Card base is Pretty in Pink from SU, PP is DCWV's Pocket Full of Posies stack I used my Versamagic Dew Drop inks to stamp everything (love that stuff) Also used SU's Ticket Corner punch, little Prima's and some sheer pink ribbon. Card size is 3x5 1/2.

This next card I really like!!! I think it would be cute for Bridal Shower Invitations..

I got the idea of the "dress" from Papertrey's Gallery. I really need to start looking and thinking "outside" the box, I don't think this idea would have ever occured to me..I used Brilliance inks in Graphite Black and Pearlized Pink. I embossed the the lower half of the dress with a clear glittery EP from Stampendous. The background was stamped with a Flourish stamp from TAC with Pixie Dust Versamagic Ink and embossed with a Clear powder. Heat activated pink rhinestones, Primas, sheer ribbon and a homemade glittery brad were used as accents. CS used: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and W White.

Adding: Yes, this was supposed to be posted yesterday, but we had thunder boomers come accross and our DSL went down :( What do you use a computer for if your online access is down? I forget!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

More GinaK Cards

Wow!!! You have all been so kind with all of your comments!!! I have the "warm fuzzies!!!"

I will make a confession to all of you is only "occasionally" when I see some images and immediately know what I want to do with them. Other times I sit and pour over a single card for "hours" Ughhh it can get very frustrating and I hope I am not the only one who suffers from this syndrome.

When I look at Gina's stamps ideas just start popping into my head. I really need to get more of her sentiments though....that is next on my "to purchase" list!

I have 2 more GinaK cards to share with you today.

For this first card I used Gina's Sandcastle stamp (UM) and stamped it with Timber Brown Palette ink; colored it with Prisma pencils and Gamsol; For the "faux" sand I used my Versamarker pen at the bottom of the castle then added Ranger's Distressed EP in Antique turned out a little darker than I wanted but the effect is there. I used Stickles to accent the castle and the button in the center of the ribbon knot. The sentiment is Gina's as well, and was punched using SU's Word Window Punch. I used 7/8" White Organdy ribbon and tied some silver cording through the button and secured it to the ribbon knot with a glue dot. Card base is Apricot Appeal from SU and the background is DCWV's Glitter Stack. The accent colors are from Bazzil and I have no idea what the names of the colors are.

This next card I just got finished making.

I used Gina's Chicken Dance (UM) stamp, inked it with Palette Noir and stamped it onto a scrap of Natural Ivory CS. I used re-inkers and a waterbrush to color her in. I then punched 2 Giga Scalloped Squares from Certainly Celery, cut a chunk off of each, and pieced it together to form the perfect border for the Chicken. The base of the card is SU's Certainly Celery and the background CS is "beautiful" stripe from Wild Asparagus. The center strip is "birthday" paisley also from Wild Asparagus and is mounted onto a strip of Marigold Morning from SU trimmed with my Fiskars "Cloud" scissors. I tied a 3/8" Cinnamon organdy ribbon from Offray.

Well I hope you enjoy todays creations, I had a lot of fun making them.

And remember......if you have not left a comment yet in This post yet make sure you do, and be sure to tell a friend!! Like I mentioned before, I will be throwing in a few extra goodies too!!!

Tomorrow 2 more cards!!!!!!!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Can You Believe It??

I am just so excited to have been chosen as Gina's Guest Designer for this month! Back in February I saw her post about guest designer spots, and decided to give it a try. Never having submitted anything for a "designer" position before, I was nervous! I wrapped up my cards, gave my package a hug (you should have seen the look on my husbands face), and sent them on their way to Gina.

Well, Imagine my surprise when I got the call from her! I was screaming and jumping up and down with total delight! I was so EXCITED!!!! And I had to keep this a secret since February....That was a tough one....but I did it!!!

To Celebrate this occasion, some Blog Booty is in order!!!

These are the cards I created as this months Guest Designer for Gina The originals are on their way to her, but I recreated the set to give to one lucky viewer here.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by midnight Sunday June the 10th (Eastern Time) and I will pick and announce the winner on Monday! I will also be throwing in some other goodies into the package as well!!

It was such an honor and pleasure to have been chosen as Gina's Guest Designer for June!! She is just the sweetest Gal with some awesome ideas. I am really glad to have had the opportunity to speak with her. I told my husband that I want to move to Wisconsin!! (I'm sure you can guess his response heehee)

Thank You so much Gina!!

All stamps can be found at Gina's store Click Here

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Blog Booty!

FYI!!! Stop by Tomorrow for some Blog Booty!!! What's Blog Booty??? Well, it's my version of a Blog Give-away.....My close buds....Hi Patti!!! know that I am a total fan of all the Pirates of Caribbean to acknowledge my obsession.....all giveaways will be called "Blog Booty" Aaaah Orlando Bloom....Johnny Depp....Orlando Bloom...... Oh Sorry...back to the lost for a sec....

Anyway, come by tomorrow for some news and Goodies!!!

Two Cards

I have two cards to share tonight!!

Yes, the little sheep again from GinaK Designs
I just love this little Gal!! I used Gina's Wood Graining Technique for the card base, used the Mega and Giga Scalloped Oval punches from Marvy Uchida, Prima Flowers colored over with Twinkling H20's and some rhinestones and American Craft ribbon. I really like this one!!

So on to the next card......The Beauty of A Bella

I think I am Patterned Paper challenged. I buy and buy, but yet when I want to apply it to a card.....I crash and burn...So I ended up using just a smidge to accent this card. The PP is from DCWV's Pocket Full of Posies, a wonderful stack...and yet I am sooooo intimidated by PP's...... I used ...Hello... Cosmobella and the "ground" is the Skinny Oval is from AMuse other cardstock used is Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral and CertainlyCelery from SU. The background flower and "cheers" sentiment is from TAC...I stamped the background flower with Apricot Appeal Craft Ink and embossed it Rangers Frosted Antiquities EP...looks so cool IRL!!! Fiskars border punch was used on the PP, and the homemade embellished brad is my creation!!!
I hope you enjoyed tonights creations!!! And be sure to tune in tomorrow cause some big news is coming this way.............I have had to keep my mouth shut since February!!!!! And for those that know me.....well let's say it's a challenge {wink}
I think I should consult with Amy R on the patterned paper thing and ask if there is any hope for me!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Be Ewe-nique

Here is a card that I had a lot of fun making.

The little sheep is from GinaK designs. I love this little stamp and have used her (to me it's a she) in a few different ways, which I will show you over the next couple of days. I stamped her in a row on white cardstock and colored them Grey with my Prisma Pencils and Gamsol. I then stamped another one on a seperate piece of cardstock and created a reverse mask so I could add a stamped design in the center. I think the card base is Pretty in Pink CS, I used the same color ink to stamp the Paisley background from CHF which you can also get from GinaK (just click the link above) on the card base and on the sheep. The little brads are decorated by me. I start off with a silver brad, scuff it up, smoosh it in a pigment ink (whatever color you want) then I dip it in a sparkly Embossing Powder and blast it with my heatgun. Use Tweezers when doing this!!!!! I then toss them in the freezer for a couple of minutes to harden them, then I add them to my project. The sentiment was created by Me on my computer and then punched out with SU's Word Window punch. I added some rhinestones, Primas and some ribbon and Voila! Well, I think she's cute and I hope you do too!!

Been Busy!

Sorry for the MIA status, but I've been busy working on something that I can't share just yet.....So in the meantime I will make a confession.....I think I have a uncontrollable problem.......I think I need to join a 12 step group.......For what you may ask?


I have a serious Prima Problem. The Pillow Pack Primas are from Jody's Prima Share which is now over by the way, but keep checking her blog for other shares that may be coming. The rest I ordered online and from my local LSS on sale. I think I better start using them more...they are starting to take over my area!!