Monday, February 25, 2008

I've been busy...

Here are some cards I've been working on lately. The Elzybells cards are for an upcoming class at my LSS:











Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Ribbon Storage, and a few cards..

I am *in LOVE* with my ribbon storage solution, so I thought I would share it with you.. The components used are: 1 fishing tackle box (acquired at a local hardware store) and embellishment containers by Cropper Hopper. My LSS carries them, but my Mom also picked up a butt-load of them for me from Jo-anns.. They come in a pack of 12 and are about $3 a pack. So here is my system:
Isn't it SO pretty?! And the thing I like about storing ribbon this way is the ribbon is neatly coiled, so there is no need for ironing out crinkly ribbon. I also can't afford to buy ribbon by the spool like a lot of people on SCS do, so this way I can store my measly 1-2 yards of ribbon in a practical way. There are a lot of different-sized ribbon, so I've shown you up-close how I wrap the different sizes:








The medium-sized ribbon (what most ribbons come in) are stored with a little bit of it hanging out, so when I go to use it I can just pull out the length I need and it stays in the container. The other two sizes (small and large) can be stored side-by-side with like ribbon, or on its own if it's big enough.. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Now for a couple of cards:

*visit my SCS gallery for detailed recipe. Have a great day!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Flower Card










The second I saw Taylor's card I knew I had to make one. Click on her name and in her post she's linked a template you cam print out. I printed it on cardstock so it's a little more firm and will last longer.

Tips:
  • I was able to create multiple layers using marvy punches. They're a little pricey, but sure come in handy.
  • Use firm patterned paper so your flower can stand on its tiny stem.
  • Use a punch for an area to write on in the inside of the card.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Some Bunny Loves You

Being a young boy interested in things like Pokemon cards and watching hockey on TV, my 6 year-old son Phoenix doesn't take much interest in my craft, but every once in a while he'll find a stamp he LOVES, and he'll have to have it. He actually quasi-shoplifted this bunny stamp (he ran out of the store to show me when I was trying to leave) and with tears in his eyes he said, "Mommy, can I have this stamp, PLEASSSSSSSE.... The bun-bun is SO cute!" Being a good mother I said "no," but we put it on hold to see if he still wanted it in a couple of days... He did, and even decided it was worth raiding his piggy bank for..

My issue with Easter stamps is they're cute, but I don't give Easter cards.. So I made this card and paired it with a non-Easter sentiment (using Karen Foster Snap Stamps).

Supplies: Paper: Making Memories (patterned paper), My Mind's Eye (brown), Bazzill (Black); Stamps: Savvy Stamps (bunny), Snap Stamps (Karen Foster); Ink: Burnt Umber (Palette), Red Magic (Versamagic); Ribbon (May Arts), Copic Markers.

This card is using the colours from the colour challenge at SCS. They are: Kraft, Green Galore, and Tempting Turquoise (SU!). I used a stamp set I have only used once, so in my opinion it was a very fruitful and productive day...
Notes about the card: I wanted three different colours for the flowers, but there were only two colours in the challenge, so what I did was (probably a BIG no-no) stamp the flower first in blue, then in the green, then I stamped it.. Voila! Perfect coordinating colour.
Now I'm off to finish my son's Valentines!

Supplies: Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise (SU!), Kraft (Lasting Impressions); Ink: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise (SU!); Ribbon (AC); Brads (MM).

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Featured Blogger on QKD Bloggers!

Click here to read the article about me (how weird is it to say that??!!) on Queen Kat's Bloggers Club. I love reading their daily posts that feature a different blogger every day.. I have found many a blog to subscribe to, and it's so much fun to read about all the fabulous little details divulged in the features!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Colour Challenge: CC152

Yippee! Two posts in one day, I can't believe it. I am so glad I waited for the colour challenge to be posted on SCS cause this card was fun to make!

To make the two borders along the bottom I cut two strips that were as long as the red piece, but I didn't really care how thick they were. I stamped the blue strip with the same colour ink as the paper (Buckaroo Blue), but I don't have marigold morning ink, so I stamped the flowers in Versamark, then rubbed chalk over the stamped image to make it stand out. I love using that technique when I want that tone-on-tone look, but don't have the ink to make it happen.

Here's the supply list:
Stamps: so many sayings (SU!), Inkadinkado
Paper: real red, Buck. Blue, Mar. Morning (SU!), PapertreyInk
Ink: buckaroo blue (SU!), noir (palette), versamark, cloud white (versamagic)
Accessories: copic markers, die cut shape (cosmo cricket), marvy punch

Monday, February 4, 2008

I was Tagged!!

While I wait for the colour challenge to be posted and my boyfriend snores in the other room, I thought I would fill out this fun questionnaire that Angie tagged me with. I love getting to know my blogging friends' little secrets, so this will be a fun one to pass along..

Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Living in a cute condo with my best girlfriend, Stephanie.
2. In school to be a makeup artist for TV/film.
3. Gigging almost every night. (Doing my jazz piano/voice thing)
4. Dating.... A lot.. hahaha
5. Smoking.. Boo...

Five things on my to do list today:
1. Send my project to Papercrafts... DONE
2. Drop off a prescription...DONE
3. Go to the gym...DONE
4. Go to Herbal Magic to weigh in/measurements (2 lbs and 2 inches lost today for a total of 75 lbs lost since April)
5. Fax some paperwork...DONE

Five things I will do when I am a millionaire:
1. Pay off student loans
2. Drive my car off a cliff (jump out before it goes over) and buy a new one!
3. Abdominoplasty
4. Give money to friends and family
5. Go to Disneyland!

Five things I will never wear again:
1. Thigh-high nylons that SUPPOSEDLY stay up on their own..
2. Those pretty red high-heels in my closet (they make my toes bleed)
3. Vertical stripes (thank you Stacy and Clinton)
4. Jeans that AREN'T petite.. Who knew i was petite?????
5. White. Period.

Five of my favorite toys:
1. The rabbit. (Think Charlotte and Sex and the City)
2. My piano
3. My Pentax Digital SLR
4. All of my stamp/scrapbooking goodie
5. My iPod.

My five banes of existence:
1. Laundry... Does it EVER end??????????
2. Kitty litter.
3. Dishes..
4. Bills/student loans...
5. My **&^$@&#* car.

Tagging 5 Fabulous Fellow Bloggers:
1. Tara
2. Colleen
3. Dawn
4. Denise
5. MJ

Sunday, February 3, 2008

2 CPS Sketches and a Layout for OLW!

If you don't know about the scrapbooking Blog entitled: One Little Word you need to go there RIGHT NOW! Every week they give you a new word to scrap about, and they have an amazing DT to inspire you.. This was the first week I participated on time, and the OLW was "Create." I thumbed through my pictures to find something that would fit with this theme. I wanted to think outside the box a little with regards to the word "create" so I found this pic of my little boy. The journalling reads "Create... friends, dreams, love, happiness, tradition, memories." That exactly what he does, too!
Supplies: Black Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Papers and die cut: Scenic Route; Rub-ons: Cosmo Cricket; Thickers: American Crafts.













These two cards are CPS sketches, and if you haven't been there, well you better go NOW! I love their weekly cards sketches and the inspiration their DT brings to the table every week.

Owl Card (CPS49): Paper (Pebbles Inc., Papertrey Ink); Stamps (Sassafrass Lass, Memory Box, Inkadinkado, Amuse); Ink: Jumbo Java, Red Magic (Versamagic), Island (Fresh Ink), Buckaroo Blue (SU!); Felt Shape (Fancy Pants), Ribbon (May Arts).

Tree/Birds Card (CPS42): Paper (American Crafts, Bazzill, PapertreyInk); Stamps (Memory Box); Ink, Celadon (Versamagic), Lamp Black (Ranger), Copic MarkersRibbon (Making Memories).