Friday, July 31, 2009
This month's theme is fairy tales and fantasies. My image is the sweetest little Baby Fairy image, sound asleep on a Lily pad. I chose my dp from the Fairy Tale DCWV pack - I hope the picture shows the sparkles on the paper!
I colored my image with Copic markers and for added pizzaz I used an Atyou Spica glitter pen on some parts.
My adorable bling came from Pez-A-Doodle Designs - you have to check them out! They are called Pez-a-Blings, and I cannot get enough of them!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Our challenge this week was to make a card using no dp. Yikes! I love dp :) This is what I came up with. My color combo is Almost Amethyst, Cool Caribbean, and Barely Banana. Unusual, I know - but I was in the mood ;)
To jazz it up, I cuttlebugged the Cool Caribbean layer. I sponged the Barely Banana layer, and added silver dew drops and dots. I finished the card off with some ribbon. I kinda like it!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Good morning everyone! It's Method Monday over at InStyle Stamps, and today we are talking about embellishments! The card above is version one which is embellishment free. It looks cute, and the digi paper from InStyle Stamps helps give it some pizzaz. But what happens when you jazz it up a bit?
See the difference a few embellishments can make? And it only takes a few minutes to add some fun! On my second version I used a white gel pen to add some dots above and below my image panel, and added four primas. The primas have purple stickles in the middle of them. I also used a Sakura glitter pen to give Steph some blingy earrings, and to add a bit of bling to the phone.
Cards are much more fun with embellis! So let's see your before and after cards!
Friday, July 24, 2009
This Lizzie Anne Bazzill Paper is paired with the Winter Wonderland pack of Pretty Papers from Lizzie Anne Designs. I also used the Heaven and Nature set to stamp my flower. I tried to keep the card simple, so the label would really stand out.
Hopefully I'll be back soon with another sample to show you :)
Be sure to stop by the Lizzie Anne Designs blog to check out the full sets, and see what the other talented members of the Design Team created!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I love the excitement of sneak peeks!!! Today I have two more samples to show you!
The first one is from the new set Bloomin' Doodles, and it not only uses the set but the matching new digi paper as well!!
The card base, the polka dotted mat, and the blue nestie are all from the digi paper. I stamped my flowers in groovy guava and punched them out with a 1" punch.
The sentiment is from the LAD set Everyday Sayings.
The second picture, on the right, is a candle made with a stamp from the new Hallow's Eve set! I *love* this spooky tree, backed by the moon! I cannot remember where I got the ribbon, but I just thought it was perfect for this candle!
Be sure to go over to the Lizzie Anne Designs Blog to check out the full sets, and to see what the other girls are making!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The first set I have to show you is from the new set called Cute as a Bug. I made these glass coasters for my sister-in-law, who always call her daughter bug (in an affectionate way, lol). I really like this set - it s darling!
To check out the whole sets, go here and see them!
The second set I'm showing you has matching Digi paper to go with it. It's called The Great Outdoors, and I think it is super darling!The panel that is stamped with the s'mores on a stick is one piece of the digi paper - I colored the marshmallows with a white gel pen. The next panel is another one of the digi papers - isn't it too cute!?!I popped the s'mores up on dimensionals after coloring them with Copic markers. And I added Liquid Applique to the marshmallow part- irl they are so fun!
Be sure to head over to the other DT girls sites to check out what they've created!! Links are in my left sidebar. On the Lizzie Anne Designs blog there are more super cute samples using these sets! I hope you've enjoyed Sneak Peek Day One - be sure and come back tomorrow for sneak peeks day two! More fun stamps to show you!!
Also, scroll down to this post for a chance to win some blog candy from Queen Kat Designs!! And my Flutter By Wednesday card is in this post - check it out, too!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Mine is pretty simple - just the grass and sky! I used the Butterfly of Happiness set from Stampin Up for my butterfly, flowers, and sentiment.
On my butterfly, I went over it with a sparkly gel pen - it is hard to tell in the pic, I think. I used Old Olive and Baja Breeze, with Pretty in Pink for my accent colors.
What do you think?
Don't forget to scroll down to this post, for a chance for some blog candy!
Now for the other award! There are, of course, rules to this one, lol. The conditions of the Honest Scrap blog award are to:
1. I must thank the person who gave me the award, list their blog and link to it.
2. I must list ten (10) honest things about myself.
3. I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
4. I must select at least seven (7) other worthy bloggers and list their links.
5. I must notify the bloggers of the award.
Ten Honest Things About Me:
1. I am very spiritual
2. I love Pop Tarts
3. I love to read
4. I am addicted to papercrafts
5. I have a dog, Will, and two cats, Darcy and Knightley (who are named after characters in Jane Austen novels)
6.All of my friends live in the computer
7. I cannot resist a good sale
8. My daughter is the coolest kid in the world
9. I love to study things - right now it is the Book of John
10. My husband is awesome - we've been together for 11 1/2 years.
I'd like to pass this award along to:
1. Janette at Stampin With Style
2. Angella at Body, Mind, Spirit, and STAMPS!
3. Victoria at Eat Stamp Sleep Repeat
4. Danni at Danni's Dreams
5. Cathy at My Creative Space
6. Maria at Ria's Creations
7. Jessica at The Whimsical Butterfly
I made this card with stamps from Queen Kat Designs. The sentiment is from their newly released Mom Words, and the bird is also a newly released Rocker Bird!
I stamped them both in Brilliance Rocket Red Gold. I covered the bird in glitter - I've never used glitter on a card before!
And now for the candy bit. Leave me a comment by Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm EST and I'll pick a random commenter to win a stamp of their choosing from QKD!!
Don't forget that tomorrow the QKD girls are blog hopping, so start out at the QKD blog to see their awesome creations!
Monday, July 20, 2009
I stretched the color restrictions just a bit, lol - but its still red and green! I used white craft ink to faux emboss my stamps -- Scandinavian Season from SU -- that I've had forever and never busted out!
I have this goal every year to create a pile of Christmas cards that don't need extra postage to mail, because I have a huge card list. This is one of those cards, and I think I'll be reproducing it!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Hello, my name is Taylor, and I am addicted to stamps.
Ok, let me start off by apologizing for the lateness of this post - it should have been here Thursday, and I dropped the ball. I'm really sorry about that!
Because the theme for these fun Thursday posts is "thankful", I chose this stamp, Jane, to celebrate my new washer and dryer - which I am beyond thankful for!!!!I still don't look that cheerful doing laundry, nor am I that well dressed, but I am appreciative just the same!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and thanks again for your patience!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
So I decided that even though it will take forever, I'm not going to cut my hair until I have enough to cut for them. No more dyeing, no scissors, no nothing. Well, scissors until my short hair all reaches one length, but after that I'm gonna let it grow, baby. Every little thing I can do to help is what I'm going to do!
Today's Flutter By challenge was to use pink and brown. One of my favorite color combos! In the bottom right corner, I have two pieces of grungeboard, which I purchased at Pez-a-Doodle Designs. The bottom one is inked with Frayed Burlap (also purchased there), and the top on is embossed using Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Worn Lipstick - I LOVE the Tim Holtz embossing powders! They look so cool! I got all of my Tim Holtz stuff at Pez-A-Doodle Designs -- she has an amazing selection of stuff.
Across the middle I took my pink paper, cut it into a strip, and stamped the word "happiness" on it. The word is from the Just Words set at Lizzie Anne Designs. It's one of my all time favorites!
Then I ran across this dp from Me & My Big Ideas. Perfect! I used a white base, the matching red to the dp, and a white image panel. After I stamped my sentiment, I added primas in bold colors to the corners, with orange stickles in the center.
I like the way it turned out - very bright and cheerful! To see the rest of the gals, head back to the QKD blog, where it all started.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
So, meet Sasha. She is attending today's Garden Party in a fabulous coral colored party dress, her hair all spiffed up, an adorable tote bag, and some super cool glittery silver earrings!
Sasha didn't want to take away from the gorgeous paper, that's why she's in the corner down there. She's been paper pierced around the edges, and is backed by a strip of light pink and coral paper (dotted with a white gel pen). If you click on the picture, you 'll be able to see the paper and Sasha much better).
Doesn't she look like she is the best time!?!? I'd love to go to a Garden Party - except the humidity and heat would be the end of me, lol!!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
The most super exciting thing about this set is that today, at Lizzie Anne Designs, it is 40% off!!! The DT all got to pick a set to feature, and on their blog day, it's on sale :) So if you don't have it yet, today is the day!!!
You can check all of the Lizzie Anne happenings for their 3rd birthday celebration at the Lizzie Anne Land site. Exciting things are happening over there!
Friday, July 10, 2009
I used the set Geisha Girls #3. I stamped it in Memento London Fog Ink (available at Pez-a-Doodle Designs), to coordinate with the Gray background. I used my Nesties to cut out the circles she is on, and my Cuttlebug to add texture to the Blue background. I colored her using Copic Markers. In the top corner, I added some skittles from Pez-a-Doodle Designs -- you really have to get some of these!
Don't forget that at the QKD store right now we're having a huge sale! 25% off ALL QKD stamps, and 50% off ALL clearance items! WOW! Now is definitely the time to get some stamps!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
My card base is Purely Pomegranate, and my main layer is Gable Green. I sanded it with a sanding block, to give it a nice texture, then stamped off the Sanded background once before stamping it on there.
Next I added my three panels of dp, and I have forgotten what kind it is! I put white dots around the edges with my gel pen. I used grungeboard letters and butterflies last - they are all painted with Hottie Pink Shimmerz Blingz.
This week's challenge was to use ribbons and buttons. So I added a square peralescent white button, and a pink ribbon edged in green to finish it off. What do you think?
I got my grungeboard at Pez-A-Doodle Designs - she has an excellent selection over there! You should check it out - you can even get it by the sheet!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Today's guest designer is Jack Diedrich, Madelynn's brother. He drew a whopper of a sketch, and it kind of stumped me. I had to simplify my card a bit, lol.
My card base is Cranberry Crisp, and my next layer is Really Rust. My dp is by Prima. I stamped my flowers from SNSS in Cranberry Crisp, and my sentiment from SU in Really Rust.
At the bottom of the card, I punched large hole and faux stitched with a gold gel pen. I added some dark cranberry ribbon to the dp panel, and left it alone. It isn't quite as intricate as Jack's sketch, but I like it! So thanks for the inspiration Jack!
Be sure to stop by Madelynn's blog to see the featured stamper for this week. And on the left hand sidebar of my blog are links to all of the other super talented ladies who play along as well - so be sure to check them out!
If you play along with us and upload to SCS or PCP, please be sure to use the keyword MTTSC30, so we can sprinkle some love. Or, you could just link your pic back here, in the comment section!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
I made this card using the newly released Rocker Bird - isn't it adorable??? My dp is Memory Box, and I just love it. I stamped the bird in Brilliance Rocket Red Gold, so he has an awesome sheen to him. In the corner, I used Daisy D's rubons, and in the bottom corner I used some pink Dew Drops. I put a little Prima with a glittery silver brad on his tail. My sentiment is also from QKD, it's called the You're My...set. Since ALL the stamps in the store are 25% off, you can get them at a GREAT price!!!
While we are talking deals, everything in the clearance section is 50% off - wowza!
Have a fabulous weekend, and Happy 4th of July to those of you who celebrate it!!!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I used it today for the Thursday Bible Verse Challenge over at Christian Papercrafts Community. My challenge was to find a Psalm that is soothing and make a card/altered item/scrapbook layout using that verse. It could be a stamp or a computer generated verse.
I used a stamp from the Scripture Collection 2 at Our Daily Bread Designs, and my small cross is from CowTown Stamps.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Can you see it? It's right there in the bottom right corner - a brand new sentiment from QKD!!! This new set has 5 new sayings, all about moms - and it is terrific! I used an older tree from one of QKD's kits as my focal image, and I paper pierced under the I Love You, Mom sentiment (and then highlighted those with a silver gel pen).
Be sure and check out all of the new releases - they are on sale at the store the 1st - the 7th for 30% off!! What a steal!!!
If you've hopped here from Kelly's blog - welcome! Next you should go to Jen's blog to see what goodness she has cooked up! And be sure to start back at the beginning - the QKD blog, to hit everyone along the way!
Here is what the whole set looks like:
For my sponging, I used antique linen distress ink, to keep with the vintage look. I added some flowers and a couple pieces of ribbon, and considered this one done.
I cannot say enough about the distress embossing powders - they are so cool! The texture is still grainy, and it really looks weathered. If you don't have any - get some! The colors coordinate with all of the Tim Holtz inks - Just check out Pez-a-Doodle Designs - she has a great selection!
My card base is Really Rust, and then I Cuttlebugged a layer of Barely Banana. I layered some Basic Grey Offbeat dp for my two strips. I used a nestie to cut out Ariel and colored her with Copics and a white gel pen. My sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs. I found the little fishie in a summertime/beach theme pack at Hobby Lobby!