Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #51

Hello Everyone! I was so thrilled to get some time in my craft room, yesterday my sweet husband got our son ready for school and drove him and he picked him up from school too! It was so nice! I chose to work on one of my favorite challenges, Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I broke out May's key ingredients kit and my new cuppie stamp set, Cuppie in the Kitchen both from Taylored Expressions. This month's kit even came with rub-ons! Its been awhile since I had used rub-ons, so it was a fun addition. Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!
Stamps: Cuppie in the Kitchen (TE)
Paper: May key ingredients kit (TE)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Dimentionals, Prismacolor pencils, chocolate chip flower brads, circle punch

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #50

Can I just tell you how much I love this stamp set and, well, I am kind of in love with this card too. Not to be all full of myself or anything, I am just very happy with how it turned out.  I got to use my May Key Ingredients Kit from Taylored Expressions and my new stamp set called, Lovin from the Oven, from MFT. My BFF, Cassie, has created some wonderful cards with this set, so, I obviously HAD to copy her and get it for myself! I had alot of fun incorporating this baking WTG into the Sweet Sketch Wednesday #50 Challenge. I love the dp that came in this month's key ingredients kit. It is vibrant, thick, and has a nice feel to it. I sure am talking up the KI kits! LOL!
One thing that was super fun about this card is that I paper pieced nearly the entire image, one of my favorite things to do. I even paper pieced the background as if she has that kind of neat wallpaper in her kitchen. One more thing to share about this image is the pink bowl... It totally does not match... But the reason is this: I Love Love old pyrex dishes, the nesting mixing bowls, the pretty colored plates, pie pans and baking dishes. And one of my favorite is my large pink mixing bowl. It was a great antique store find, and here it is, featured on my card.
Stamps: Lovin from the Oven (MFT)
Paper: TE May Key Ingredients Kit
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Flowered Brads (SU), Chocolate Ribbon (TE)
Chocolate & Pink Prismacolor pencils

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Get Sketchy #39

Hello Blogland Friends! To share with you today, I have this card made with the inspiration of the sketch challenge at Get Sketchy. I did not follow the sketch to a T, but it is close enough to give them credit for the idea! This is also my first time using a Pure Innocence stamp from MFT. This sweet little girl just melted my heart, and therefore, ended up in my cart .. lol ..
Stamps: Happy Mail - PI from MFT
Paper: SnowWhite, Basic Grey Kioshi dp,
Soft Mint (CDS spring whispers collection)
Ink/Coloring: Momento Tuxedo Black, Tombow Markers,
Prismacolor pencils w/Gamsol
Accessories/Tools: Nestabities Labels 1, D'Vine Swirls cb,
Ribbon from CDS summer collection

Friday, May 21, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge # 13 - May Flowers

Hi Everyone! I am so happy that I got to spend some time in my craft room yesterday! I finally got to take the ideas I had for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #13 and put them to work. The challenge calls for us to use flowers on our projects, and I love flowers!  At first, I was going to paper piece a flower, but when that failed, I went with option two, which was to stamp the flower image directly on the Basic Grey Kioshi dp and use my new Spring Whispers Tombow markers to highlight the petals. I was so thrilled to see how perfectly the new Paper/Marker/Ribbon collection at Clear Dollar Stamps matches with the Basic Grey Kioshi paper! YAY for matching!
The Details:
Stamps: Peony, Bee-lieve (CDStamps)
Paper: Spring Whispers collection - Cotton Candy, Soft Mint, Lemon Zest(CDStamps), Basic Grey Kioshi
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Tombow 623: Cotton Candy, 985: Bee Pollen,
925: Tangelo Smoothy, 245: Sweet Pea
Tools/Accessories: Lemon Zest Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Lattice edge punch, Labels 1 Nestabilities
Thank you so much for stopping by! I have more to share with you later on this weekend!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I have been MIA lately ...

Hi Friends!  Just wanted to leave a quick post ... I am sorry for being MIA lately, I have missed you all so much! Here's what's going on: My MOJO is missing, I even looked all around my craft room, and its Missing! And, the bigger reason for my blog land absence is a good one .. My husband returned from Iraq about 1 1/2 weeks ago! YAY! And as any military wife may know, it takes some time to readjust to life as a complete family and a couple. I will be back in full swing when he goes back to work regular hours. And until then, I will try to get somethings posted soon. I do miss you all so much!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Get Sketchy #36 & Curtian Call Act#28 all with some sweet RAK!

Hello! Happy Monday! Welcome to a new week! Today, I opened my mailbox and got an awesome suprise! My bestest BFF, Cassie,  sent me a sweet card with this stamp set inside! Who doesnt love suprise RAK? And I am a sucker for WTG stamps - and this one was no exception! I had a blast with this stamp, I paper pieced almost the entire image! haha
I was not inspired by the RAK stamp set, but by the color challenge at Stacey's Stamping Stage - Curtian Call Act 28 color challenge: Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Kraft & White. I really do LoVe these colors together! I am sure this combo will be on top of my fav's list very soon. I was also inspired by the sketch challenge at Get Sketchy. I like how clean and fun the layout is at the same time.
The Details:
Stamps: Gifty Girl (MFT)
Paper: Throughly Modern dsp, whisper white,
Kraft, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Not Quite Navy
Tools/Accessories: Kraft corduroy brads, Word window,
corner rounder, Mosaic tile CB folder
Technique: Paper Piecing, Gamsol/Prismacolor coloring

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #47

Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog today! This is my second post for today! It has been good to get the mojo going and have fun in the craft room. I made this card for the sketch challenge #47 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I just love this challenge blog, all the ladies there are so nice and so talented!
The tree is stamped on SU dsp which I dont remember the name. Its from a fall/winter mini of last year. The entire sheet is wood grain, so I thought it would be perfect for my friendship tree. I cut out the tree and placed it on top of my stamped "sunset".  The inspiration for the colors and design came from this Sweet Pea dsp, and the sketch, of course, is SSW.

The Details:
Stamps: Sheltering Tree (MFT)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Sweet Pea Dsp, White
Unknown SU dsp (tree)
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Momento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Tools/Accessories: Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive Brads, lg Circle &
Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Sponge, Dimentionals
Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #111

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday! Yesterday, I finally got to spend some time in the craft room, and it was just the therapy I needed. "Life" has been effecting me a bit more than normal the last couple days, so some paper therapy is just what I need.
Today, I am sharing this cute couple of Cuppies to share with you, which I made for the Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge #111. This image is actually just part of a larger stamped image. I cut the size of circle nestabilities that I needed and featured only the sweet & loving couple of cuppies.  This card also qualifies for the challenge at Stampin Royalty challenge #17 which is to use our punches. I used my scallop edge punch. 

The Details:
Stamps: Cuppie Love Scenes (TE)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Love Notes SU dsp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch (su), D'vine swirls cb,
SU heart brads, lg Circle Nestabilities