Friday, November 30, 2007

Sweet Fluffles!

The challenge was to use metallic. All I had was this gold mirror paper, co I cuttlebugged it with the white behind it. Fluffles is also colored in gold and fun flock on the ball of the hat. There is glitter on the snow flakes.

I didn't like the previous card, so I re-did it! Looks much better with the Bravo Burgundy and certainly celery. Thank goodness for scraps, this was the only piece of Bravo Burgundy I have.

The ribbon gets squished and discolored when you scan it, but it's much better than the photo.

I like this one much better and prettier IRL.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Sweet Boy!

My sweet boy made me this card, isn't it cute!! One problem we thought this was a penguin, but upon closer inspection turns out it's a chicken!! LOL! The inside reads, " Mommy I Luve "heart" you! xooxo" It's okay if your jealous!!

Snowboard Fluffles!!

This was for yet another challenge on Splitcoast. This one was a layout challenge. I purchased this stamp from Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station. I also got some Fun Flock, which I used for the first time on this card. The embellishments are from an old card kit that I purchased a long time ago, so maybe eventually I will use all of this STUFF!

Took longer than should have because after I colored Fluffles, I got the smart idea to shade him and had to start over. I feel like it needs some doodles around the border, but it's too late for me to have to start over again. This is the first time I've used Fun Flock it's pretty cool, but I don't think I got enough on.

Stamps: Snowboard Fluffles
Paper: DCWV, Wild Wasabi & Pretty in Pink
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink & Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, silver ribbon, dimensionals , silver cord, misc embellishments, dazzling diamonds glitter and Fun Flock

So what do you think I think he is adorable!! Stampendous is also coming out with some really cute new Changito's, Bunnies and Bee's for Easter and Valentine's Day that you must have so stop by her eBay store today.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hugs and Kisses and Merry Christmas Wishes!

Cameron and I bought this stamp at Sweetheart Stamps the other day. It is by Inky Antics and the Hugs and Wishes stamp is from the Stampin' Up set called All Holidays. The white paper is done with a cuttlebug embossing folder called Snowflakes and the Green Paper is by DCWV. I purchased the ribbon from Jacksonbelle. Just realized I didn't do anything with the ball on his hat, ooops! Will fix that and maybe add some glitter or something to that and the band.

Stamps: Inky Antics, Stampin' Up
Paper: DCWV, White, Green Galore, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Green Galore & Pretty in Pink

I had the worst afternoon, my Internet stopped working and I've been trying to get it fixed for about 4 hours, finally it's working! I am so sick of computers and Internet Providers (screaming), but I can't live w/o it!

Thanks for stopping by, just one month til Christmas. Hope Santa brings me lots of cool stamps and stuff!

Snowy Home

I bought this at Sweetheart Stamps the other day, isn't it just too cute? The stamp not the card because I'm not too sure I'm very happy with the card. As usual, it does look better in real life. I'm going to have to start waiting til daylight and trying to take pictures instead of scanning.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Snowy Home
Paper: Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa
Ink: Grey, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Only Orange, Bashful Blue and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: ribbon, glitter and word window punch

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dreaming of a Green Christmas!

This is my first Fella card, made for the same Splitcoast challenge. I have no idea what I will do with this card, but I think it's cute! TFL

Stamps: Beerafella
Paper: DCWV and Black
Ink: PrismaColor Markers, Close to Cocoa Blush Blossom and More Mustard
Accessories: Sandylion Essentials
Techniques: Sentiment printed on computer, Fella cut out and attached

Christmas Morning Bella

This is for another challenge on Splitcoast to use a non-Christmas Bella and make a Christmas card, found here: Black Friday Bella Bonus Challenge.

This didn't turn out quite as well as I pictured it, but it does look better IRL. I wanted to use silver, but all I had was Reynold's wrap so I went for it (the edges look pretty crappy) and the sentiment (printed on my computer to match wild wasabi) looks out of place.

This is colored with the PrismaColor markers I purchased at Michael's. They are fun, just need to figure out shading!

Stamps: Grumpabella
Paper: DCWV Winter Card Stack, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue and Reynold's Wrap
Ink: PrismaColor Markers, Bluch Blosson, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, and Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, silver ribbon, dimensionals , and square scallop punch

Thursday, November 22, 2007

2nd Attempt

This is my second attempt with the new markers. The light blue on this one came out better because I used Bashful Blue and the Aqua Painter. Still not loving the ribbon and the scalloped square could be just a tad bigger.

What do you think? I think they are going to need a home, but that will need to wait till tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by! I have had lots of visitors, but nobody's talking to me. Talk to me people! Getting close to 1,000 hits, may do some blog candy if I hear from you. Feels like I'm talkin' to myself here.

Good Night! Come Again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Prismacolor Markers!

I had to leave my truck at Carbone's to get the converter replaced today, so my mom let me borrow her truck to get to work (thanks Mom). Well it sucked that I had to work, but after, we went to Michaels and Sweetheart stamps in Rome. I love Sweetheart stamps, they have the cutest stamps around and they are sooooooooooo friggin' nice! We missed the sale they had last week, but she gave it to me anyway (see what I mean, thus the name)! So I got some really cute new stamps and will hopefully be able to start my Christmas cards.

The samples they have at the are too stinkin' cute and they are colored so beautifully!!! Last time I was there, I was talking to her about Copic markers, which I have been dying for, and she told me that PrismaColor also makes a similar marker. I couldn't find them at AC Moore as she suggested, but Michaels has them. They cost $189.00 for 48 of them, so even at 50% off that's $90.00, so I figured I would try a couple first and maybe someone will be nice enough to buy them for me for Christmas, LOL!

This is my very first image that I colored with them and it didn't come out too bad except for the blue, it looked a lot lighter on the pen. Well after I started it was too late and then I tried to make it better, but it just got worse. Anywhooo, I was going to throw it away, but Cameron asked me to make a card for him with it, so I did. Afterall, this stamp was purchased for him. We are going to make little cards for his classmates and hang them on candy canes.

Papers are Wild Wasabi (since it was already on the table), Real Red, and White. The white is done with the cuttlebug embossing folder and the wasabi with Marvy square scallop punch. The ribbon is from Michaels and doesn't look great on here, but it was the one Cameron picked. The stamp is Framed Snowman by Hero Arts. It is a 3x3 card.

After we went shopping, the night got even better (difficult I know), when I picked up my truck they had cleaned it inside and out. It was filthy and now it smells like new. I can't believe it, how nice of them! Especially since the repairs were free!

Thanks for stopping by!

Winobella - edited to fix boo-boo!

Made this card for the color challenge on SCS yesterday, the colors were Wild Wasabi, White, & Pretty in Pink! The stamp is called Winobella and it looks like I had to much too drink because the sentiment messed up. I am currently trying to figure out how I want to fix it. I will definitely add another layer, just contemplating the shape and color! I also used Baroque Motifs in the background, stamped in pretty in pink and embossed with embossing tinsel and Absolutely Fabulous, both from Stampin' Up! Other items used include: Primas, Rhinestone Brad, Wasabi double-stitched ribbon, and crystal effects. You can't see it in the scan, but I put crystal effects on the glasses and the bottle. Card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.

The challenge actually stated that it should be a Christmas card, but since I haven't learned how to read yet, I missed that part.

I really like this card, one of my favorites, hope I can fix the boo-boo! TFL

I guess the system is experiencing difficulty because I can't add the picture, hopefully later!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gettin' old BITES!!

I made this for the latest Bella Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. Thought this would be a cute card to give with some girly things like lotions or a spa gift certificate. Wish someone would give me one for a massage, gettin' old bites!! I hurt so much today, I could barely get out of bed!

Well enough about me. The background is by DCVW from the All Dressed Up Mat Pack, gotta love them. Other Paper: Basic Black and Pretty in Pink. By now you know this stamp is from StampingBella and the Enjoy Your Day is from a set called Riveting by Stampin' Up. The colors are: Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, and Basic Black. The polka dot ribbon was purchased at Jacksonbelle Embellishments.

Well TFL and hope you like it!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Here's another one I made today for the featured stamper challenge! I really need to get back to doing these challenges, it's the only way I get anything accomplished. I love this stamp and bought the All Holidays set just to get it! The colors are Brocade Blue and Close to cocoa. The background is done with a cuttlebug. The ribbon and brads are from JoAnn's and Michael's.

Hope to have more for you soon, off to bed! TFL

You Rock!

Thanks for checking my blog over the weekend. Sorry that I didn't post anything, but:
  • Friday night I ended up watching Spiderman 3 with Jim and Cameron
  • Saturday, I went shopping and to a few craft fairs then I helped Bev (my sister) make a recipe box. It was looking pretty awesome, but was unfinished when she took it home. It was also dark so no pictures. I am working on another one though, so maybe you can get a peek at that one.
  • Today (Sunday), I had to do laundry, go grocery shopping, run a few errands and all the other fun stuff that a wife and mother gets to do on the weekends. I did get this card done and am working on another for today's featured stamper challenge on SCS. Hopefully, I will finish it tonight.
This card is made with paper from the DCWV/RockStar Mat Pack. Other papers are mirror gold (Can you believe this stuff is a $1.99 a sheet, what a jip!), very vanilla, and close to cocoa. Both of the ribbons are from Michael's. The stamp is Rockabella from StampingBella (Have you seen the lastest additions? Kittycattabella makes me think of Bobbi, so I can't wait to order it!) I tried to make a guitar pick for the tag, which has the music notes and the sentiment, you rock! The shirt is done with paper piecing and the guitar is colored with a twinklette glitter marker. Other colors are ruby red, close to cocoa, blush blossom and chocolate chip. Rockabella is attached using stamping dimensionals, not sure you can tell in the scan. IRL, I am very happy with this card, not sure about the scan because the green looks off and you really can't see the beautiful gold touches!

Hope you had an awesome weekend! TFL

Friday, November 16, 2007

Another Bella hittin' the bottle!

Another Bella hits the bottle. I just love these Bella's! This one is called Cosmobella and she was made for another co-worker whose birthday was today. I was a little worried about the colors, but she loved it and another co-worker has now become an Addictabella! Don't you love it when you can get someone else hooked and enjoy watching them spend their money. This picture stinks, but once again I made it at night and had to give it away in the morning.

I could sure use a good stiff drink, it's been a long week! Is it just me, or do the weeks that start out shorter last longer? I can't wait for Christmas to come because I really need a vacation.

I hope to get some stampin' in this weekend. I'm going to start out by trying to catch up on some challenges and since the bella's are out might as well start out with those. Enjoy your weekend and visit me again! TFL!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Giftabella Frappuccino Bottle

This is about the 4th one of these frappuccino bottles that I have made. I am addicted to them. They are so much fun and so easy to make. I have about 40 empty bottles now, they are everywhere. I really want to try one with the case.

I don't have the rectangle scallop punch so I put two squares together behind Bella. The HB tag is hanging on a little hanger I made from a paper clip (can't really see it in the picture). The background behind the HB is also made by cutting a square scallop punch and making it smaller then it is folded in half so it looks like it is laying over the hanger. Sort of looks like a hand towel though and might work better with dryabella. I wanted to make a little outfit to hang on it, but it didn't work out.

The tag will hang more to the side, but I had to move it in for the picture.

TFL and please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!