Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!!

Wow! I am so honored! I have recieved the Stylish Blogger Award from two fantastic people! The first was from the wonderful Sandra Farrell of Stamper on the Shore, who is also the awesome overseer of Stampin' Royalty, and then again from the super sweet Jenn Cieslinski of The Crafty Yooper!

Ok, so when you recieve the award, you are to:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog

2. Share 8 things about yourself

3. pass the award on to other individuals who you think are stylish!

4. leave them a comment so they can pass along the recognition!

Allright. so 8 things about me....

1. puppies are my most favorite thing in the whole wide world. puppies can make anything better.

2. I have lived in Las Vegas.

3. I am part of the music team at my church

4. one place i would love to visit in my lifetime would be the Great Pyramids

5. I have a patterned paper obsession! I cannot have enough of it!

6. I have no middle name

7. i'm not typically very picky, but i am super picky about my macaroni and cheese. it has to be a certain way.

8. if i had enough money to do it, i would build a sanctuary for dogs.
and now I would like to pass the award along to the following superstars!
Check out their blogs! they rock!!
Thank you so much, Sandra & Jenn!

Hello, Again, Hello...

This weeks Stampin' Royalty challenge is a sketch challenge! For this one, i used the Chic Boutique stamp set, and Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, and Poppy Parade patterned papers. The cardbase is Poppy Parade, and I have to tell you, i think i love this color! It is so bright and fun! I used coordinating markers to color the image, and finished it off with a bow!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Break Out Those Markers!

Ok, if you haven't used your markers in a while, get 'em out!
As you can see here, i used them not only to color the main image, but also used them directly on my sentiment stamp for get two colors on one stamp!
I used the Birthday Bakery and Sincere Salutations stamp sets, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip cardstock. White taffeta ribbon in a ruffle, and some buttons!
You can't see it in the photo, but there is crystal effects on the image

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Celebrate Good Times

Here is one that i made during a birthday card making session several weeks ago. haven't had a lot of time lately to post much, but i am hoping that won't be the case for long!
This card is fairly simple to create, I used a lot of punches, which makes for a quick card! Just stamp the image 3 times, leaving enough room on each to punch it out, then color them, punch them with the smaller of the two square punches, then punch a mat for each in the color of your choice, then stamp the sentiment, punch it with the oval punch, then the scallop oval, then do your white (or whatever color you like) border, add a strip of patterned paper, and ribbon if you like, then assemble your card!
i know this seems like a lot of instruction, but if you break it down, it is really easy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You Have My Heart

Another great opportunity to be creative! This weeks challenge over at Stampin' Royalty is all about Hearts!!!
This is such a fun little card, and actually pretty easy to put together! I used Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouhette, Real Red, and Basic Black cardstock,
Heart To Heart, Owl, Decorative Label, Full Heart, punches, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die,
Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set, and rhinestones!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get Whale!

This weeks challenge over at Stampin' Royalty, is a color challenge! Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, and Baja Breeze. These colors say "guy" to me, even though i have seen some projects made with these colors for women!
So i went about making this card with a more masculine feel, and wanted to make a get well card. So I pulled out the Pun Fun set, stamped, colored, then cut out the whale, then used the small oval to punch out the words, then sponged that, used the scallop edge punch to make several strips for the water, cut out the circles, then glued the strips on and trimmed the edges, then i sponged the circle with Not Quite Navy. stamped the circles from the Apple Blossoms hostess set in Not Quite Navy, added a strip of Soft Suede with a smaller strip of Not Quite Navy, and added a bunch of silver brads.