Friday, September 12, 2008

Princess Cupcake

I just bought this stamp set from Taylored Expressions and I just thought this was the cutest. Taylor also has a sketch challenge every Friday on her blog and this card is based on that sketch. I did turn one portion to the side to accomodate the image, but I think overall it turned out pretty cute. Taylor mentioned that you could use the images for things other than Halloween so my goal was to make the witch look like a princess. I masked over the witches broom and added a star brad from Making Memories. I colored my image using my copics. Taylor's other images all have a cherry at the top of the cupcake so I added a rhinestone brad from Stampin' Up to the top and the other brads are from SU!. My star wasn't glittery so I added glue from my glue pen then added glitter to the top of the brad. I did add a little on my own to the image, but it still looks great.


Paper: Designs by Reminisce, Stampin Up

Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid

Other: Nestabilities, Dynamo Label Maker

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gone Fishin'

This card turned out the be a 3fer. I got to use three challenges and I'm loving it. Although it doesn't have a lot of my white gel pen, it does have some and it gives it just the right accent of color. The sewing was for the Watcha Doin' Wednesday challenge at Storage Units Ink and More and the sketch was for the Wednesday Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I just broke out my sewing machine and I have to say, I'm lovin' it. Plus, my machine does lots of cool stitches so I know that you will be seeing lots of sewing on my cards in the future.


Stamps: Storage Units Ink and More

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: BasicGrey, Stampin' Up

Accessories: Copic Markers, Archival Sepia, sponges, Inkssentials white gel pen, sewing machine

Summer Fun

I know, I know, summer is almost over and here in Maryland this week it actually is starting to feel like fall, but I made these for the Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Challenge. The inspiration was to use the image above to create something. Well, I didn't think that I could do a card justice with the stamps I have and these colors, but what did inspire me was that this just screamed sipping a margarita by the pool. Jen at http://i{heart} lives in Texas and for those of you who know me, know I lived in Texas too, and I just loved sitting by my pool or the neighborhood pool and having a few drinks with my friends. So, I decided to make these slip-ons for straws, I needed a holder so I went to and looked through the tutorials and found this tutorial for a hanging treat box by Christina Fischer.

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas

Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid

Accessories: Inkssentials Glossy Accents, cuttlebug, nestabilities die, copics,

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Back to School

This card was made using the colors from the Splitcoast Color Challenge for this week. The colors that you need to use are Red Riding, Going Gray and Green Galore. I didn't have most of these papers but I found colors that matched pretty close. This image is from Storage Units Ink and More and I think they are just so cute. This reminds me of my daughter, because she is always asking me to fix her hair in "pigtails braided." As usual I got a little help with the finishing touches but and it turned out great.

Stamps: Storage Units Ink and More

Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid

Paper: Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up and other paper

Other: SU punch, ribbon, copics, inkssentials opaque pen

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rock the Vote

This card was made using Leigh's sketch for the TCP Tuesday Sketch Challenge. I was seeking inspiration from my paper and my stamps and this is what I came up with. I am still thinking about my vote for this year's election but I did get myself registered so that I can vote in my new home state. So if you aren't registered go on over to and get registered now!
Stamp: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: Creative Imaginations, Papertrey Ink, DCWV summer matte stack
Other: Spica at You Glitter pens, nestabilities, dew drops

Yummy Treats!

I made this card using the Taylored Expressions sketch challenge. This stamp is such a cute image and I really enjoyed coloring it. I think my friend Leigh would say to add one more layer and I probably would agree but I was running out of space.


Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Storage Units Ink and More

Paper: Papertrey Ink

Other: Buttons from Michaels, Gellyroll Glaze pen, Inkssentials Opaque Pen, ribbon from Target, Copics, Nestabilites

Monday, September 1, 2008

Baby Card!

This weeks TCP Tuesday Challenge #22 was to use this image on a card. I do have a few friends that are still in the baby stages but not many, but this image is really so cute. I also used this weeks sketch challenge from Splitcoast stampers for this too. My friend mentioned that Anna Wight takes little of paper and threads them through the button so I decided to try it and it turned out great, so thanks Leigh and Anna. I used Copic markers to color the image the designer paper is from a DCWV stack and my button were from a bag bought at Michaels many moons ago. I also added a little of the white souffle pen to make the lamb to make stand out.

Dad's Birthday

Yesterday was my Dad's 75th birthday. My dad is out of town on a trip to California. I am actually so proud of my parents. They really haven't travelled very much and almost never by plane, but this time they went on an organized trip to the West Coast to visit the sites. The trip turned out the coincide with his 75th birthday so we didn't get to organize a big party but I think that he liked going on a trip instedad of having a party. So this card's for you Dad.