Thursday, December 31, 2009

Swinging Cosette

This is one of the new Divas from Rubber Romance. She is called Cosette on a Swing. How pretty is she? I love the name Cosette too, very cool. The dew drops on the tree are my version of apples. A touch of spring on this wintery day.

Check out the Rubber Romance blog for some great tutorials. They are posted every few days. Also the sketch challenges are posted on the 10th and 20th of every month. Try and do the challenges if you can (there are prizes involved)!

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay safe tonight!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Cosette from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Glorious Green, Rose Red, PTI ssw
Embellishments: copics, Cuttlebug leaf embossing folder, dew drops, dimensionals, SU ribbon

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Greeting Farm (sketch 3)

I'm really getting these sketches done, I can't believe it. Makes me feel great to get these cuties inked up. Feel better about ordering a few more once I've used all the ones I already own (need to justify a purchase, LOL).

This little girl is Megan from the Wild Sprouts line. She has such an attitude, I love it. Had to make her a feisty red head. I think she is so adorable!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Can't believe the year is almost over. Think I better start thinking of my resolutions. Maybe clean up craft room should be the first one. My hubby told me tonight that I'm not setting a good example for the kids when I tell them to keep the play room clean, yet my room is a mess! That totally cracked me up!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Megan from TGF
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Yoyo Yellow, Tempting Turquiose, Certainly Celery, DCWV Citrus Stack
Embellishments: Nesties, primas, copics, rhinestone, dimensionals

The Greeting Farm (sketch 2)

Here is my second card for the 12 Days of Sketches card challenge from The Greeting Farm Blog. Love this little Hippie Anya, she's so cute. Don't know if you can tell by the photo, but I left her feet bare, didn't think this little hippie chick would like shoes, LOL! Hope you have a chance to check out the fun sketches on the TGF blog!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great one!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Stamping Bella sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Aqua Mist, Choc Chip, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: copics, nesties, MS border punch, SU ribbon, Bella crackle dots, PTI button, dimensionals, Sakura stardust pen

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Greeting Farm (sketch one)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We enjoyed Christmas so much this year. The kids are the perfect age, they are so in awe of everything. The older two both wanted to know how Santa knew exactly what they wanted. I thought that was so cute! We spent Christmas day at home with the kids, then had my in laws over for dinner. We kept things very relaxed, and everyone had a great time.

On to my card. The Greeting Farm blog is having a 12 Days of Sketches card challenge going on right now. I thought it would be the perfect way to show some love to some of my Greeting Farm stamps that haven't seen ink before. I ordered a bunch of them right before I had Lilah and haven't had a chance to use all of them. This is the first sketch. Love the star shaped glasses on Anya. I think I'm going to send this one to my niece! Check out the sketches, they are really fun and lots of variety. If I make it to day 12, I'll have a dozen fun cards to mail out at the start of 2010!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! As always I appreciate all your kind comments.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Verve sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, PTI ssw, Patterned paper by MME
Embellishments: nesties, copics, stickles, dimensionals

Monday, December 21, 2009

Playing in the Rain

I made this card for last weeks MoJo challenge. I thought it was a nice and simple sketch that was perfect for a larger image like this one. This little guy is Kai in the Rain, from Mo's Digital Pencil. Kids can't seem to stay out of puddles! I noticed recently all the kids at the bus stop were jumping in puddles before school. I couldn't bear to sit all day with wet feet, but one little boy told me he doesn't mind! I guess that's what being little is all about.

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm doing some Christmas baking. All the gifts are purchased, just need a wrapping marathon now. Hope you all are having a great week. To all my East Coast friends, stay warm and safe. We were hit hard with snow over the weekend.

Card Recipe:
Ink: printer ink
Paper: PTI white and Orange Crush, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: MS border punch, nesties, copics, PTI ribbon, corner rounder, stickles, crystal effects

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Edwin has been found!

Had a bit of time to stamp during nap time. Probably should have been doing laundry, but oh well, I needed a little "me" time. This adorable image is from Magnolia, I just got it last week and couldn't wait to use it. This one is great, too cause I'll be able to use it all winter, not just for Christmas. I used a sketch challenge from SCS for the layout (SC259).

If you read my post the other day you might remember me saying I stamped up an image of my new Edwin sledding stamp and then couldn't find it. I mentioned that Liam really liked the image, well that night look what I found taped up to the wall in the playroom! My little Picasso colored Edwin in and even hung him up. This really made me laugh. The kids are usually pretty good about not touching or taking my art supplies, but Edwin must have looked too good to resist!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I can't believe Christmas is so close, I've got so much left to do, good thing I thrive under pressure! I'll be braving the crowds this weekend. Hope you are all better prepared than I am!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin Sledding
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Soft Sky, Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Embellishments: SU corner rounder and ribbon, cuttlebug embsossing folder, dimensionals, MS punch, rhinestones from Michaels, copics, stickles, sakura glitter pen, liquid applique

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

MTSC52 with a Mo's digi image

How cute is this little girl image? I just love these Mo's Digital stamp images, this one is called "You're My Best". The children images from Mo's are so sweet, a lot of them remind me of my kids. I think I see many more purchases in my future, LOL!

I used Mercy's sketch for this week (MTSC52). And I also combined it with the SCS color challenge of the week (CC249), So Saffron, Melon Mambo and Mellow Moss. Really pretty colors together, something I think I would use again.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always appreciate all your nice comments!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital You're My Best, PTI sentiment
Ink: Printer ink, Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Mellow Moss
Embellishments: nesties, copics, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ribbon, PTI button, crochet thread, dimensionals, crystal effects, Spica glitter pen

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rubber Romance December 10th Sketch

Here is a fun sketch for you to try out from the Rubber Romance blog. The very best part is that there is a prize, so go ahead and make a card. Find all the details here.

For my take on the card I used Carrie and the Country Girl phrase. I'm so not a country girl myself, more of a city girl, or even maybe a suburbs kind of girl. Camping and outdoors type things are not my style, but I had to have this stamp anyway, cause it was so cute. I have lots of friends who would love this card and image, so I'll send it off to one of them! Love the orange on this card, I think orange is my new favorite color, so bright and cheerful!

On a funny family note... My four year old is really into Christmas this year. He was super excited to decorate the tree and loves to turn on all the lights and candles in the window. He even will just sit on the couch and look at the tree forever, not like him to sit still either. This morning when he woke up, I heard him coming down the stairs and went to say good morning to him. He said, "Mom, did Santa come last night? Is today Christmas?" It was so cute, the look on his face was pure excitement. He wasn't even disappointed when I told him it wasn't today. He is just excited to be surrounded by everything Christmasy. So much fun to see everything through his eyes this year.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Carrie and sentiment from Rubber Romance
Ink: Palette Noir, Night of Navy
Paper: PTI ssw, Night of Navy, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: nesties, prisma pencils and gamsol, SU corner rounders, Petaloo flowers, velvet flowers, brads from Target dollar bin

Another Rubber Romance ornament

Here are two Rubber Romance ornaments I made for the tree, or to give as last minute gifts! If you would like to see the directions check out my tutorial on the Rubber Romance blog.

Both of these ornaments use Merry the Christmas Diva from Rubber Romance. She is available in their etsy store along with all the new Divas. There are some really fabulous new images.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tilda is baking cookies

Trying to ink up my new Magnolias before Christmas! I loved this little baking Tilda as soon as I saw her. I think I'm going to mail this card off to my Nana. I used to go to her house and bake Christmas cookies with her right after Thanksgiving every year. She doesn't do much baking anymore, she is 95 now and rather frail. I can't really go and help her bake because of the kids, but I think I'll send her some of the things I bake this year. She really is the one who instilled the love in baking in me!

This card was from a SCS sketch challenge last week (SC258). Thought it worked nicely with this image. If the dsp looks familiar that cause it is the same one I used on my last card. It was still sitting on my desk, so I decided to use it up. My gosh my office is trashed, between trying to wrap gifts, make cards and ornaments and other holiday stuff, it really is a mess. Guess that can be a New Years resolution (among others) to clean it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Tilda and sentiment by Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Embellishments: copics, nesties, SU top note die and ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, December 11, 2009

Unwrapped Tilda

My Magnolia Christmas stamps that I pre-ordered in October finally arrived! So happy to get them, had to ink them right up! This little cutie is called Unwrapped Tilda.

I stamped up another image and can't find it. It is Edwin on a Sled. I remembered Liam watching me stamp him up and him saying "boy that kid is having fun on his sled!" I think my missing image might be getting some crayola treatment right now.

Well, TGIF! Lots to do this weekend, decorating, shopping and baking. Try to get a lot done on the weekend when my hubby is home, so I don't have to take the baby out. Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unwrapped Tilda, SU sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Wild Wassabi, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Embellishments: Mini brads, SU retired organdy ribbon, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, copics

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pretty Little Rubber Romance Gift CardHolder

I always like to present the gift cards I buy in a homemade card, makes it seem more thoughtful. I made this cute little gift card holder to give to my husband with a gift card for a spa. He's been saying he really "needs" a massage. Hopefully he'll enjoy his massage! This Holiday Diva from Rubber Romance is Stephanie has a gift for you at Christmas. She is glitzed up with some stickles on the back of her dress and her mitten.

Here is the inside of the card with the gift card slipped into the pocket. For the inside sentiment I inked up part of a Rubber Romance sentiment with a red marker, to just get the words "Ho Ho".

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are keeping warm. I keep hearing about lots of areas getting snow, none here yet.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Stephanie has a gift for you at Christmas and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Mellow Moss, PTI ssw, Basic Gray Figgy
Embellishments: nesties, copics, SU ribbon and border punch, stickles, dimensionals, Robin's Nest metallic dew drops

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Maura

My friend's little girl Maura has a birthday coming up this weekend. She's turning two. One of her gifts from her parents is a tricycle, so I thought this image was perfect! This is one of my first digi images. I love how easy it was to print and resize it. My blogger friends pointed me in the direction of a good tutorial for resizing, and amazingly enough even with my limited computer skills it was pretty easy!

I used MoJo116 as a sketch for this card. I altered it a bit to make a round card, since my image was large. This digi image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. She has so many wonderful images, and I really think it is cool that lots of her images have an ethnic look to them. I bought several, so I hope to get more done this week.

Thanks for stopping by today. Can't wait for So You Think You Can Dance tonight!

Card Recipe:
Stamp: ByeBye from Mo's Digital Pencil
Ink: Printer ink
Paper: Real Red, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, PTI ssw, Patterned paper from my scraps
Embellishments: nesties, copics, cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, MS border punch, SU ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop. If you just stumbled on my blog, head on over to Stamping Bella to start at the beginning.

Here is my creation to celebrate the third birthday of Stamping Bella. Love my Bella, all of the lines actually. Hope Stamping Bella has a wonderful birthday and many more! I used Predictabella for this blog hop. I wanted to do a birthday card, and sadly, she had never seen ink before! I also used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge for the sketch, MTSC50.

Thanks for stopping by today, next hop on over to Vicki's blog.

Don't forget to leave comments along the way, there are three $100 Bella Bucks gift certificates hidden along the way!

Card Recipe: Stamps: Predictabella, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper: PTI ssw, Purely Pomagranite, Tangerine Tango, MME patterned, Embellishments: copics, nesties, border punch, SU min brads, crystal effects, stickles

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Another Verve Challenge

Here is my card for the Verve sketch challenge. It was to make a thankful card. I have a thanks Verve sentiment stamped inside. All ready to go in the mail when needed. So go ahead and mail me some Christmas presents, and you might get this in return, just joking!

Still have two sick kiddos here. Hoping the bug is on the way out though. Talked to a friend of Cal's mother and she said several kids were out sick this week. Guess it's going around. Hopefully they'll be feeling better soon. I'm the worst when the kids are sick, totally stress out and panic. You'd never guess I was a pediatric nurse when I was working, LOL.

Thanks for dropping by today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Holly Jolly
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy
Paper: PTI ssw. Bashful Blue, Real Red, Basic Black
Embellishments: nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder. offray ribbon, slot punch, mini pearls, Sakura glitter pen