Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For the Kids.

That's the title of this weeks challenge over at Stamping Bella. I used their Planets and Galaxies stamp. While this is not one of my better cards, I love the image. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and I think it goes perfectly with that image. When my boys were little, I used to tell them that I loved them to the moon and back and now I say it to my grandson. The wild and crazy paper is from the Lime Ricky collection from Basic Grey. Thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, October 26, 2009

For the Hostess

This past Saturday was our group crop. We had so much fun just talking and creating and of course eating. It's really amazing how such a diverse group of 16 ladies ranging in age from the mid 20's to the early 60's can all become such a great group of friends and all get along so well. Our hostess this time was Judy and I made this card for her to thank her for all the hard work she did putting everything together. The card uses Flowahbella and the Indian Summer paper from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I used prismacolors and gamsol to color her up. Of course a bit of glitter to ad some sparkle. Thanks for taking a peek.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bottoms Up! or Cheers!

My daughter-in-law and son had a big party at their house last weekend to celebrate her birthday. Along with some pj's and a few little goodies, I got her (and the party goers) a large bottle of Absolute Vodka. Instead of trying to wrap it, I decided to make a hang tag to go over the bottle. I cut a long strip of cardstock and scored it about 3 - 4 inches from the top. Then punched a round hole to go over the bottle neck. Cosmo Bella is the perfect stamp to go with a gift of Absolute. I used prismacolors and gamsol to color her. The patterned paper is from the Marakesh collection from Basic Grey. I also thought that a version of this might be good to use for a bottle of wine given as a gift. Thanks for taking a peek. Cheers!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Card

Here's a card I did while playing around with some stamps I purchased at a stamp show last summer. Of course, I can't for the life of me remember the brand of stamp right now. It was a whole Halloween set of this Haunted House image and several other Halloween images. I colored this one with just a bit of prismacolors. The roof and bushes were paper pieced. I also used a Spica Pen for the glow in the windows. The Patterned Paper is Basic Grey's Eerie line. Love that paper pack. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Silly Little Card

I've had this card in my stash for quite a while. This is one of those $1 stamps that you buy because they're well, $1. Also, I was playing around with this particular card layout I saw on one of the sketch sites a while back. I used Copic Markers to color him and also some Stickles on his spots. Hope he makes you smile. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Holiday Card

Here is another card I did for an example of the card class I doing with my friends. This card uses another stamp from Stamping Bella. The patterned paper is an older print from Basic Grey. The cardstock, ribbon and button are from Papertrey Ink. The image is colored with Prismacolors and gamsol. A bit of glitter was also added. Thanks for taking a peek.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

2 Holiday Cards.

Today I'm posting two cards to show my cropping group. We are all getting together to crop on the 24th. (They all scrapbook and I stamp). They have asked me to show them how to stamp and color so I will be "teaching" during the crop. The two cards I'm posting are examples of the images they will be able to color. Of course they will be able to choose their own color combinations. Both the images are from They have great images for coloring. I have used Prismacolors and Gamsol to color the images. I've also used lots of glitter and sparkle. The Three Trees card uses patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Holly Jolly Collection and the Minty Coffee Cup uses last years Basic Grey Wassail Collection. Hope you enjoy the cards. Thanks for taking a peek.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Great Minds Drink Alike!

That's the sentiment inside this card. I just love this image. Last weekend K.I.S.A. (knight in shining armour) and I went away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We went up to Stratford, Ontario to the Shakespeare Festival.

I had heard about a little stamp store in Chatham, Ontario called The Paper Pickle, which just happened to be on the way to Stratford. What a great little store with lots of cool stamps as well as tons of Bellas. I fell in love and just had to pick up the stamp called "Happy Couple" among a few other goodies. They are all dressed up for a night out. Her dress has some sparkle on it and the glasses all have some crystal effects on them. The flower on her hat has some bling on it. I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The punch at the bottom is a Martha punch.
Since this store is a great place to go for a Day Trip, I'm sure I'll be heading back there one day soon. Anyone want to tag along??
Hope you enjoy the card.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For the Fun of It!

This is one of my favorite images from Stamping Bella. I just love these doggies. Once I saw them, I just had to have them. I colored them up with prismacolors and gamsol and the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket. (Again, sorry about the lighting) Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 5, 2009

WCMD Challenge #3

This time the world tour stopped in India. To me India represents lots of Jewel tones and gems. Hope you take a peek.

WCMD Challenge #2

Stop Number 2 on the world tour was Mexico. I loved Nichole's suggestion of using the Guide Lines set to make Mexican tiles. I loved how this came out.

WCMD Challenge 1

Here is my first card for the Papertrey Ink World Card Making Day. Nichole has posted 4 challenges for everyone to try. There is a chance to win some fabulous prizes too. Since we were out of town all weekend and I worked all day. I was able to throw a few cards together quickly to post this evening. I've only been able to do the first 3 challenges and ran out of time for the last one. Hope you take a peek. Here is card #1. Our first stop on the world tour was Japan.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Papertrey Princesses Challenge

This is the second post of the day. Be sure to scroll down if you want to see the first card.

Today is October 1 and that means it's my turn to post the challenge. My challenge for this time around is to use the very FIRST PapertreyInk set you ever bought. My very first set was Little Lady. I just loved the Lady Bug and the unique way she went together. Coincidentally on this card I used my very first PTI set as well as the most recent set I just purchased from PTI, Vintage Labels. I also used my black Spica pen to give the dots a bit of shimmer and used some glossy accents on the popped up wings. Hope you enjoy the card and can't wait to see what you all do with the challenge.

Bellariffic Card

This is the first of two posts for the day. I thought I might enter this card into the Bellariffic Friday contest over at Stamping Bella. The challenge as to use a Bella image on a Halloween card. I've never posted anything over in Bella Land, so I thought I'd give it a shot. This card uses WitchaBella. Prismacolors and Gamsol were used to color her with a bit of sparkle added. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's new Eerie collection. I just love it. The ribbon is from my stash. Hope you enjoy the card.