Friday, January 28, 2011

Challenge at Stampotique- turquoise and orange....

So, I just got my NEWBIES in the mail...couldnt wait to make a card with an image from Stampotique!  The challenge is to use turquoise and orange . Here is "dog walker" and the sentiment I chose to go with it is "happy happy".  Guess that is how I feel when I am walking my dogs.  :)  DP is My Mind's Eye= tickled pink pad, and I colored with Copics.  This is also for the Bloggers challenge= birthday card and Stampin 4 the weekend challenge to "warm us up!"...thinking of nicer weather here since it is sooooo cold and snowy! TFL

Monday, January 24, 2011

Love Love Love... sound like a song?

Did I mention I LOVE the Beatles?  Did I mention I love Stampsmith photo stamps?  In keeping with a bit of a Valentine's day theme here is my card for the following challenges....
Stampsmith= "love" creationsDaring cardmakers = "its all about me" a card for me! :)  , Wee memories scrappy Sat challenges and more= free your creativity cuz its your choice! and the Paper Cutz challenge no. 75 = your choice!    I used the Beatles image from Stampsmith ofcourse, dp by Heidi Swapp called world traveler, Glitter hearts lovestruck by making memories and some cut out hearts from a K&co. Smitten pack.  The swirly corner is a punch from Fiskars. 

Next is a quickie card I made for the Blogger's challenge I saw over at Lisa Sommerville's blog.  The challenge is to be a bit creative when using your pattern paper.  Well, I had scraps of dp here and cut a few triangles to put on this card...hmmmm..not toooo impressive..ha ha!...then I punch these little vintage faces with a Fiskars punch.  The flower dove was a MS mark down after Christmas.  The little flowers were also scraps that I just cut a spiral from a small square and "crinkled" then rolled to a flower.  The little white designs were drawn on with a white pen in a "Zentangle" fashion.  I am loving Zentangle and now carry a book around with me to doodle when I get some spare time!  If you havent heard of it- check it out!  This card is also the "Corrosive challenge blog " to recycle = scraps of dp  and the script type dp was from an old card someone sent me a very long time ago! :) TFL!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Seven things " about me you dont know, a quick card and some EXCITING news.... :)

"Winter chair" by S2G
SO..  I got this award from "Cat" over at "Cat's Crafty Corner"...  :) She is really such a sweetie and I was on the dt with her at S2G.  Now S2g is closing their shop however  their images will still be available only  in different places (Etsy).    Dont usually do these but figured I should do one!  Seven things about me you dont know.... Here goes: SEVEN EXCITING THINGS TO TELL ABOUT ME.... (ugh...)  1.  I LOVE scissors...weird..I know, gotta buy almost every pair I see...I used to be this way about punches  2.  I LOVE Sirius radio station= "Chill" and 60s music , brings back good memories and "Hippies" are okay with me!  3.  I LOVE  chai tea... with ice and almond milk... 4.  My 2 best friends are my, we have a blast together and I am so blessed to have them  5.  I want soooooo very badly to travel to Europe...maybe..someday...   6. I used to "skip" classes in high school to go to the Art room and hang out... :)  7.  I  AM  A  NEW  DT  MEMBER  FOR  STAMPOTIQUE  ORIGINALS!!!!!!!!   YAY!!!!  :)   If you would like to see the other dt members blogs or the AWESOMEST  VERY COOLEST  BESTEST  IMAGES....CLICK on the NEW top  box on the right....  :)  Cant wait to get goin!! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blissfull ATC Swap

"stunning" Susan's atc above
mine :)
Soooooo... I happen to love ATCs and found the Blissfull ATC swap blog.  Just had to post my recent swap with Susan over at  "Art of Mine".  The January theme is "white or snow".  This is the absolutely GORGEOUS ATC she sent me!  It even has a trim and ribbon to hang it!  I have posted mine here too but for what it is worth...HERS is just sooooo much more stunning!  TFL! 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Copic Creations post for Jan 15 2011

A bit late , but here is my card for the new challenge at Copic Creations.  This is "lazy boxer bear" from Prairie Fairy designs.  DP is BG and the sentiment is computer generated.  Copic colors are listed on the blog and the challenge is to USE SOMETHING NEW on your card!  Yep..pretty easy.  I thought this bear was so darn cute!  I actually got a new set of Copic spicas as a rak!  I used them on the slippers and the gold dots on his boxers...sorry the pic doesnt show it too well... :(  By the way, the prize is FIVE digital images from PFD!    Check out what the rest of the dt did! tfl!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hair is Important! :)

Well...atleast my hairdresser thinks so!  lol  I have been going to the same girl for over 30 yrs to get my hair done.  We are good friends and I swap hair apts for cards.  It is a great set up for me and she loves them!  This past Christmas she asked for some "vintage " looking ones and I had this GREAT un-mounted image from Artistic Outpost that I thought she would just love.  It ofcourse is from a sheet called "Hair is Important".  Anybody remember these hairdryer days and perms and sweating under the dryer??  They smelled pretty bad! As I got older (before blow dryers) I even dryed my hair brushing it infront of a fan....dont know if that was such a good idea!  She loved the cards and my apt was paid for!   Dp is Cosmo Cricket circa 1934,  prisma pencils, flower punch (I crumbled the flowers), TH vintage photo inks and old buttons from my local junk store. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Cute as a Bug" :)

This is a "Wee One" from Bugaboo stamps.  Needed a cute baby card and couldnt wait to ink up this digi image!  The "catch the bug" challenge blog has a great "anything goes" challenge so I wanted to get in on it and possibly win one of their great images.  The purple dp is old and bought from JoAnns'.  This bug is colored with Copics and I used a little "lace" stickles on the wings.  Sentiment is computer generated and the grass is a stencil (new) from my lcs.  This is also for the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday (formerly Tues taggers) =new beginnings,  Corrosive challenge blog= use purple and yellow (there is slight yellow in the green ink in the grass :), and  Drunken stampers (LOVE that name ha ha!)= use something new (the stencil).  Thanks for looking today!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year 2011!

This is one of those times where you feel bad cuz u cant find or remember where u got a certain image!  Phoohey!  Well..first off...the "Jan 1st /Father time" it and darn!..= cant find where I picked it up as a freebie!  The dp I used is BG curio and some scraps I had laying around.  The "calendar" is a freebie from Crafty Secrets.  Next up is this cute "clock girl"= a freebie from the Graphics fairy-and -I used Crafty Secrets dp. Third is a cute image of children and a "Happy New Year to you" sentiment...this was a freebie from the Grapic fairy...Crafty Secrets dp also.   AND....WELL..HERE... are my 2 "babies" (as in:  baby dogs) thats what I call em! ...sleeping by my sewing machine!  Arnt they sweet??  he he he he....   :)