Tuesday, December 30, 2008
My good friend Pia is having her sons 4th Birthday Party tomorrow and I wanted to make him a card. It's not always easy for me to make boy birthday cards, but I had just gone to my LSS today and had this card in mind, so I purchased this High Hopes boy clown stamp. This is not one of my favorite cards, but I have to justify it by thinking it's only for a 4 year old. My coloring wasn't perfect, and I kinda went a little crazy with my white ball pen. Well, whatever, it's homemade and it's done. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCAS.....
Stamps: High Hopes, SU
Ink: copics, memento
Misc: white ball pen
A big thank you to my BFF Kerry DC for my new favorite toy. Kerry bought me a new OTT light, and I used it for the first time tonight and it's amazing. Thanks so much good friend.
Monday, December 29, 2008
SU Ink & More is sneak peeking 2 new sets over the next couple of days. Both these sets will be available to purchase on their website January 1st.
Today is my turn turn to sneak peek (yeah)and I chose the set WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE. How cute are these kids. The set is wonderful. It comes with so many stamps. I can't wait for you to check it out.
Stamps: Will you be my valentine by SU Ink and More
Paper: DP is basic Grey, Cardstock is core'dinations, SU
Ink: Memento, and Copics
Misc: Ribbon, Punches, Cuttlebug
Want to see more, Check out the other SU INK and More Design team for their sneak peeks. Here is the schedule.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I am officially a new member of the SU INK & more design team. I still can't believe it. I applied a few weeks back, with absoultly no expecations. So imagine my surprise when I received the e-mail welcoming me to the team. Seriously, I thought she may have e-mailed the wrong person. Nope, it was me. I am so excited, and oh the amazing team they have. They are a bunch of extremely talented ladies. I have added there names to my side bar, so if you get a chance, check them out. I am sure you have seen some of there work before. They're amazing. So, make sure to come back and check out what I have in store. I look forward to playing with my new friends. Thanks Denise and MaryJo.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I am so excited, and I have to share. As many of you know, I am a Whipper Snapper junkie. I love there images and I have such a great time coloring them. Well, a while back, my BFF Kerry told me about a contest Whipper snapper was holding. The theme was Holiday or winter. The Prize 1st was $100 Free product, 2nd $50.00 Free product and 3rd was $25.00 Free product, and then they will give you $10.00 for every card they keep for publication.
So, I thought "I may as well give it a try, I can always use FREE product". Well, I made 5 cards. The due date was Dec 15th, and on Friday the 12th, I was really busy and decided that I wouldn't bother mailing them in. I figured at the most I might get $20.00. Well, when I was talking to Kerry at 4:30 that evening, I told her that I wasn't going to bother sending in the cards, and that I really didn't have the time to get them together. Well, she said "are you kinding me!!!". She was right (per ususal), after all the time I spent making them, I should send them in. So, off to the post office I went, and I stood in line for 1/2 hour (no lie), and shipped them next day.
Well, are you ready????? Come to find out, my card won 2nd place. OMG...$50.00 FREE product, but when I continued to read the e-mail, they accepted all 5 cards....OMG....$90.00 FREE product. I still can't believe it.
I have posted my winning card here, but you can view the other winners here
So, if you love Whipper Snapper as much as I do, continue to check out there website for future contests, you never know until you try.
Thanks Kerry for always encouraging me with my creativity. You are a good friend. Luv ya!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Oh, this weeks has been something else. I finished my finals, and I have been working the last 3 nights in a row. We are in the middle of our first big snow storm of the season, and I am only finding time to make my card this evening. I do apologize for the quality of the picture. My scanner isn;t hooked up, and it is 10pm at night, so not great light.
This weeks Blogger's challenge was to make a Christmas card that was not typical Christmas colors. So, after playing awhile, I decided on blue and pink. I used a image from my good friend pia, and put this card together last minute. I really wanted to play, so here it is. I hope you enjoy.
TO ALL MY BLOGGER"S CHALLENGE FRIENDS: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!
stamps: spiral whisper, SU sentiment
paper: my minds eye
INK: memento, copics, white pen
Misc: punches, shimmerz
Friday, December 12, 2008
Last night was a nightmare. Our lights went out at 10:30pm, and stayed out until this morning. We had a pretty significant ice storm. I hardly slept, as I was worried sick about all the trees I could hear cracking all around us. We have a huge pine tree in our front yard, and it was losing branches left and right. At one point during the night, we heard a huge crash, and it turned out to be a huge branch from the pine, which wiped out the wires from our house. Needless to say, when we woke up, I was not shocked to see the mess in my yard, nor the neighbors. Once I was passed the aw of the storms strengh, I started to notice the beauty that it left behind. Of course I had to run and get my camera. I hope the weather is better where you are.
MIA....that's what i have been lately. I just finished the semester and I have 1 final to go (chem...aarrgghhh). I am sooo happy it's over. It's so hard when you want to be creating, but instead you are committed to your responsibilities.
Anyway, I missed the last 2 weeks, but I really wanted to play, so I put this ornament together this morning. It was really quick, but I think it came out okay. I even broke out my embossing supplies. I can't remember the last time I embossed anything. So, Let me know what you think, and I hope you are all catching your breath in this busy season.
Stamps: one of the AC Moore $1.00 stamps
Misc: ribbon, stickles, embossing powder
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
WInter is soon approaching, and I am definately in the the winter card mode. Seems like I have been on a huge snowman kick. Today's no different, I made another Whipper Snapper Snowman card. Just a quick card to practice with my Copics. Have a Terrific Tuesday.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Inks: Copics, Memento
Misc: Martha Stewart punch, Stickles
Paper: SU cardstock
Monday, December 1, 2008
OMGoodness.....What a week it has been. First Thanksgiving, and then Black Friday (I work in retail), and then the Thanksgiving weekend in retail, I am exhausted!!! I know face the last 2 weeks of the semester, and I have to say, I can't wait till it's over.
So, in the midst of all that went on last week, I decided I needed some time to sit and have some coloring therapy. My friend Pia stamped me some of her new Whipper Snapper images and I decided to give them a try. I must admit that this card took me a long time to color. My good friend Kerry told me to start blending my colors, and that is what I did here. You probably can't tell, but I used a few different colors to make the colors that I arrived at. After approx 1 hour of coloring, I decided that I really like how this card turned out. What do you think?
Well, Happy Cyber Monday, and I am hoping to get another card done tonight for tomorrow.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Ink: copics, memento black, brilliance white
paper: SU colored cardstock, paper trey white
misc: stickles, sizzix embossing folder, marvy snowflake punch, pop dots. bling brad