Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Can you believe it!?!?!?

I never thought I would stamp a card using Orchid Opulence that I would actually like. Well, I did it. I have *never* liked this color. I own all of the Stampin' Up ink pads...but I refuse to buy that one. Today, it just seemed to work with this card.

Card details-

Stamps: Stamping Bella ( Doodle this (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Orchid opulence, close to cocoa, Whisper white, Designer Paper (from Hobby Lobby)
Embellishments: Velvet ribbon (Michaels') Prismacolor pencils, Wavy scissors

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Just some cards---

I really don't have much to blab about today...lucky you! However, I did get some stamping done today! Whoo hoo!! :)

This first card was part of the "Featured Stamper" challenge on SCS. We had to pick a card out of Scrapstampdiva's gallery to CASE...except change a few elements on our card. Picking a card from her gallery was tough...cuz they are all fabulous! This one really caught my eye:

I changed the color combo, and the stamp set...but I kept the elements and layout the same.
The dots on the flower were done with a white galaxy marker. The flower center is a white button with a 1/4" cool caribbean circle in the middle, then covered with stickles.

The second card is just a super simple Bella card. The DP is from Target (my Target recently expanded their scrapbook section and they now carry lots of super cool things!!!) I added the doodles to the DP with the Stampin' Up Just Doodles set. Bella is colored with prismacolor pencils.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

If you haven't already....

You really should order yourself some Bella stamps! They are so fun to stamp with, and if you like to color as much as I do...then you'll love 'em for sure!

I also have to add a little bit about customer service. Em (owner of incredible! I recently placed an order, and being the dork that I am, I ordered the wrong size shopping bellas. I e-mailed her and she fixed my order...and upgraded me to the big Bellas, and didn't charge me the extra $$$!!!!! I was blown away!! I was just so happy that she was willing to make the change for me, but to do it and not charge me. Well, that is just going above and beyond if you ask me!

Ok, on to todays card...

DP is by Making memories
Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils
Primas with bling for centers
The mat is cut with my ancient scallop edge scissors. I had to dig deep in my stash to find those bad boys ;)
Stamps are:
Giftabella from
Riveting from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I've got issues!

I may have many addictions...(stamps, ribbon, embellishments, ribbon, Target and did I say ribbon!?!?) but I have realized that when it comes to stamps...I *CAN'T* pass up a cute critters! What's my deal!?!? I know there are lots of great stamps out in the world, but my eyes always gravitate to the cute critters :)

Yesterday I needed some retail therapy. I jumped in the van and took myself to the nearest stamp store...and that is where I found the cutest bunny stamp!!! It is made by Great impressions, and is part of their "stamp of the month" series.

Here is the card I created at 1 am this morning...(don't ask!)using the sketch from the SCS challenge. I used the swirls cuttlebug embossing folder, and my prismacolor pencils to color with. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Bunny Hugs set, (it's in the Spring mini catalog)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I've gotta know....

who else has issues with procastinating??? Or is it just me??? I swear this has got to be my worse personality trait!! I drive myself crazy.

So, today I tell myself...Self, you have stamp club on Sunday, you should really design the projects today, so Saturday won't be a mad rush. I go down to my stamp room...and hour later...guess what I come out with---I Bella birthday card!!!! I can't use that for my Stampin' Up stamp club.

Now, in my defense I stamped this card for a friend who has a birthday coming up very soon, and I didn't want her card to be late...that's a good excuse, right!?!?! LOL--I know, I know, nice try!!!

Seeing how I got the card done, I guess I should share it, huh!?!? Then hopefully tomorrow I will have club projects to share...oh who am I kidding...I'll post them saturday night!!

Well, here is the card I stamped. The color combo is from SCS #105, I really love this combo. Really Rust, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and So Saffron. The backgroud was created with sponge daubers and the bella was watercolored with reinkers. If you want to get yourself some Bellas, here is the link:

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Who knew...

After playing around a little bit last night, I was able to figure out how to make my own banner. It's my first one...whatcha think???

So.....I got brave.

I figured if I can make a banner, I should be able to make one of those super cute digital scrapbook pages, right!?!?! Sure enough...amazingly it was pretty easy. (I feel a new addiction coming on) Now I want to share my page here, but I am so worried that I won't give the correct credit. I will try my best, but please if I leave something out--let me know!!

The page kit I used for both my page and my banner is a freebie from and the sketch is from Whew! I hope that covers the details.

If anyone has any tips, tricks, or fun digi websites I should check out...let me know!