Sunday, May 31, 2009

Spring Guinea Pigs

Wow, Sunday already! The weekend flew by! I hope yours was good. :)

Today I wanted to share this card using images from JessicaLynnOriginal - Guinea Pigs in Love. Aren't they cute?? I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. When that was done I went back and did some highlighting with the with the white gel pen. The patterned paper was in my stash from one of the recent Basic Grey releases, and I ran the green panel through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The main image and the sentiment are on dimensionals. A little ribbon at the top and they're all set!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for LPS Monday!

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Rain Never Looked This Good!

TGIF!! It's been raining here on and off for days now and I am looking for the sun! So last night I was inspired to pull out this Singing in the Rain cutie from the new Hearts and Hugs collection by Victoria Case for SCACD.

I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. When she was done I went back and did some highlighting with the with the white gel pen. The patterned paper was in my stash and I ran the yellow panel through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The main image is up on dimensionals. Put my favorite Kaisercraft Pearls on the bottom and she was all set!

Don't forget that the Stampin' out Alzheimer's challenges are going on now and there are some fabulous prizes to be won, including a full set of these Victoria Case for SCACD stamps {plus other goodies too!} from Susana's store. {Little Paper Shop} is also hosting a challenge with a fabulous prize, along with lots of other great papercrafting and stamp companies. Click the widget on my right sidebar to get started!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

TIOT19, MTTSC24, JBE055 - Alexa!

I love Tuesdays! Always a multiple challenge day, which is fun fun fun! Today I have a double challenge card to share with you. I love it when a plan comes together!

First challenge -- for Try it out Tuesday this week over on the SCACD store blog, DT leader Suzanne Dean challenged us to WATERCOLOR. Wow, I haven't busted out the watercoloring supplies in an AGE {can't you tell??}! For this project I reached for one of the newest girls in my life, Alexa from the new Hearts and Hugs collection by Victoria Case for SCACD. These little sweeties are SO adorable and just a joy to color. Susana has an amazing deal on these images, if you buy the set of all 9 stamps you save almost 25% off the retail price of the individual images. Gotta love a savings and really, you need all the stamps anyway. SO CUTE!

I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black onto watercolor paper, then colored with watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. Added some touches with the with the white gel pen of course. One of my favorite tools! I made the background clouds with a cloud template and sponged ink. The card layout today comes from the Twinkling Tuesday sketch {keyword: MTTSC24}. Here's the original sketch:
Isn't this a good one?? Very versatile. I liked all the layers here and of course I had to use some patterned paper and Cuttlebugged backgrounds to really show off that little Alexa!

The Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge this week is POLKA DOTS {JBE055}. I think my polka dot paper qualifies! Polka dots are too much fun!

Don't forget that the Stampin' out Alzheimer's challenges are going on now and there are some fabulous prizes to be won, including a full set of these Victoria Case for SCACD stamps {plus other goodies too!} from Susana's store. Click the widget on my right sidebar to get started!

Monday, May 25, 2009

LPS Preview Day #2 - {Flower Frenzy}

Welcome to preview day #2 for May's {Little Paper Shop} releases!! Are you excited yet?? This second set is called {Flower Frenzy} and it has some really wonderful images for making floral cards for any occasion - from elegant to whimsical!

As always, Julia is offering up a chance to win this set!! Stop over to the LPS blog today and leave a comment on the blog post there to enter. You MUST leave a comment on the LPS blog by 11:59 PM CST to enter the prize drawing. Winner will be announced there tomorrow morning, and the whole release will be revealed!!!

Ok, it's a big day today! In addition to it being a preview day, it's LPS Monday, which means another challenge and another prize! This week it's a color challenge:

I DID use this color combo on my card, the pink is in the patterned paper -- subtle but it's there! Isn't it a fabulous one for spring? These are some of my favorite colors anyway so putting them together just adds to the fun! Check the LPS blog for more info and play along if you have time! There is another chance to win this set up for grabs for playing along, so it's worth your while!! Keyword for uploading to all of our favorite websites is LPSC17.

Ok, in addition to all this good stuff, today is the beginning of the week-long Stamping Out Alzheimer's challenges. Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd have been hard at work organizing this amazing event -- you won't want to miss it!! For a mere $5 donation you will have access to exclusive challenges and fun prizes from numerous different companies. And the best part..... 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Alzheimer's Association! You can visit the widget on my right sidebar to be taken to the site to donate and start playing along!! Besides it being for a great cause, there are some serious prizes to be won!

Little Paper Shop is hosting a sketch challenge on the Stampin' out Alzheimer's forum and would love for you to join us. Here is the sketch {below}, I used it on my card for today's post too, woohoo!! Extra challenge day! As you can see though, I flipped it 90 degrees counterclockwise to make it work with my image. What a fun sketch!! At the end of the event LPS will be drawing one name from all the entries to win four 4x6 stamp sets. That's over $60 in value!
My last note, another of my favorite companies, Susana's Custom Art & Card Design is also hosting a challenge in the Stampin' out Alzheimer's forum. The prize for that one is an entire set of Victoria Case for SCACD stamps (9 images), a pack of Dovecraft paper & some fun embellies! Donate now and visit the Stampin' out Alzheimer's forum for more details! See you there, happy stampin' this week!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

LPS Preview Day #1 - {Sweet}

Happy Sunday! Welcome to Preview Day #1 for the new May releases from {Little Paper Shop}! We have some real goodies for you this month so be sure to check out all the LPS DT girls and see all of the {Sweet}ness!!

I was so ready to break into my new Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper pad, so the colors on this one got kinda bright! This is a small card, 4.25" square to fit in with the cute cupcake size. I added lots of bling of course, and you can see it better in the enormous picture view, but the top of the cupcake is coated in glitter and the cherry is painted with Royal Red Shimmerz.

As always, Julia is offering up a chance to win this {Sweet} set!! Stop over to the LPS blog today and leave a comment on the blog post there to enter. One name will be drawn at random and you know they'll be saying {SWEET}!! You MUST leave a comment on the LPS blog by 11:59 PM CST to enter the prize drawing. Winner will be announced there tomorrow morning, along with the next preview {and another chance to win!}. Check back!

Also, before I go, I wanted to let you know that {Little Paper Shop} is participating in the Stamping Out Alzheimers challenges this week. Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd have been hard at work organizing this amazing event -- you won't want to miss it!! For a mere $5 donation you will have access to exclusive challenges and fun prizes from numerous different companies. And the best part..... 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Alzheimer's Association!

Little Paper Shop is hosting a sketch challenge on the
Stampin' out Alzheimers forum and would love for you to join us. At the end of the event we will be drawing one name from all the entries to win 4 - 4x6 stamp sets. That's over $60 in value! But the only way to enter is on the Stampin' out Alzheimer's forum! Hope to see you there!

I will be back tomorrow with Preview Day #2 of the May {Little Paper Shop} release. Have a great day, thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Catherine Dreams Big!

Welcome to the weekend!!! Last night I got some time to play with my Anki's Sweethearts for SCACD stamps - another exclusive line that Susana has nabbed. They were my first love from her store and I have never looked back! This image is called Catherine the Vet. That puppy - oh, the cuteness!!

I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. Have you checked out the blue jeans bundle of Copic markers that coloring goddess Suzanne Dean has put together for SCACD? Perfect jeans every time - no thinking required!!! Suzanne has some tutorial videos up on her blog as well, so get the markers then follow her easy video! Of course I always need to go back and do some highlighting with the with the white gel pen - really make it pop!

After I colored and matted the image I found some matching background paper, added some layered ribbon to add dimension to the background, and then stamped the "Dream Big" Susanament onto an acrylic clear tag and added it to the card. The Susanaments were created to go along with the images in the new Victoria Case for SCACD collection, but they are SO versatile and the wordings are just so sweet, you can use them with any image!

Thanks for stopping by today! I will see you back here tomorrow with the first preview for the upcoming {Little Paper Shop} May release!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stamp Out Alzheimers!

Today I wanted to let you know of a fabulous event that will be happening next week (May 25th thru the 31st) for Alzheimers. It's called Stampin' Out Alzheimers, and will be a huge challenge and contest site all next week to raise money for research and funding for Alzheimers.

The cost to enter, play & win is $5 a person (which is good for the entire week) and we'd love to have you join us. Susana's store is hosting a sketch challenge & the prizes include an entire set of Victoria Case for SCACD stamps (9 stamps), a pack of Dovecraft paper & some fun embellies! You can check out the site & join up by clicking on the link/widget on my sidebar!! And tell your friends too!!

JLO News!

JessicaLynn presents.....new stamps!!!

Brentwood – The owl that time forgot.

This month Brentwood has gone prehistoric. When they were in 1st grade Brentwood and his friends took a trip to the museum to check out the Cro-Magnon Owl exhibit. They were showcasing some specimens dated approximately 40,000 to 10,000 years ago. Brentwood learned a lot about the dinosaurs that walked the earth. He wished that he and his friends could have been around during those times to make friends with those large creatures.

They will be launching TONIGHT so stop by the chatroom to say HI to Jessica Lynn and the rest of the Design Team. Then head over to the store and get your Brentwood fix!!! Hope to see you tonight! No password required, just enter your user name & click connect!



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #19 - Forever Flowers

Happy Tuesday! Busy challenge day around here so I'd better get to it! For this week's Try it out Tuesda #19 over at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and the store blog, Follow Your Heart, our challenge was May Flowers - flower up those projects until they are almost to the point of pollen overload!! That's a challenge I can get behind! I used this adorable new image from Victoria Case for SCACD called Forever Friends. Don't these two cuties look like they are having fun?!? Click the photo for the extra-extra large sized view!

For a little "extra" today, I combined the TIOT with our Twinkling Tuesday date! This week is a sketch so it worked out well for me! Here's the sketch:

So you can see where some of the elements on this card come from!

I stamped my image in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. I hand drew the background line and sponged green underneath and added clouds above using my cloud template. Instead of just coloring in the individual flowers all around these two, I went through and added some glue and shook on some Spring Mix Flower Soft. I think it looks more like a bloom of wildflowers surrounding their little party!

I colored a second butterfly wing and cut it out, then added it over the top of the main image using dimensionals. I cut the panel using Labels 4 Nestabilities and mounted it on a Petite Oval. I ran the red piece through the Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots for some more texture and cut the edge with a scalloped border punch. Snipped off the corners and added some Kaisercraft Rhinestones. The colors I used are Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red and Wild Wasabi. I pulled the color palette for the image from the Flower Soft mixture.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you play along with our challenges for today! Be sure to visit all of the other design team members, their links are in my left sidebar, and also the SCACD store blog to see all the TIOT projects in one place! The Victoria Case stamps are now available in the SCACD store, in fact I just ordered a couple myself last night! Head over and get some for yourself, they are TOO cute!! Susana has the best customer service and she ships SO fast - as always I was a customer before I was ever working for her so I know what I'm talking about, heehee!

Monday, May 18, 2009

LPS Monday!

Happy Monday! I am running late today, so just a quick post. Here's a card from the {Little Paper Shop}! We don't have a Monday challenge this week, the DT challenge from Friday is still active and that is our challenge this week!! We want to see your 3D/gift items, how fun is that??? If you play along, link up over on the LPS blog by Sunday, May 24th to be eligible for the prize. If you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword LPSC16. ONE lucky winner will be drawn at random from all participants to receive TWO free digital images! More details on the LPS blog.

This image is a digi called {Katie Mushroom}. I added more mushrooms and the owl from the {Forest Critters} set to make more of a "scene". Added some amethyst clouds with my cloud template and hand-drew the grass.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Don't forget to link up your 3D item on the LPS blog!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

LPS - May DT Challenge

May 15th already!!!??? Well technically May 16th now as I am a day late, but I do have a work excuse signed by Miss Jessica so I'm safe! You may remember - the 15th of the month means that it is time for another {Little Paper Shop} design team challenge! This month Silvia challenged us to create a 3D item. I'm SO not good at these types of things, but luckily I did manage to pull together this little coaster frame without permanent injury to myself or others, heehee!

I used stamps from the {Butterflies and Blossoms} and {A Dream} sets to create this, along with some blingy gems and super shiny glitter. Would you like to hear one of the BESTEST things about clear stamps?? you can wiggle them around and transform them out of their original shape very easily and they will still stamp perfectly! {For example, the stem of the flower in my little frame here}. You can also use a marker to "ink up" certain parts of an image or sentiment, stamp it, clean the stamp and repeat the process with another part of the image. I used both of these little tricks on today's project! Stamps from {Little Paper Shop} are very high quality clear stamps - perfect image every time!

The right side of this desk frame is blank for a photo of one of the kiddos to go in there but I didn't have any I could find so I guess it's time to print pictures again! In the meantime you can visualize a little blonde cutie in there if you'd like!

You want to play along? I love when you play along! You'll have some extra time on this one too, so create away and then link your creation to the LPS blog by Sunday, May 24th. If you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword LPSC16. ONE lucky winner will be drawn at random from all participants to receive TWO free digital images! More details on the LPS blog. Be sure to visit the rest of the DT and check out all the great 3D item ideas they had!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Release Day BLOG HOP for SCACD!!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! The BIG FUN from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! It's Release Day for a brand new stamp line that is sure to be a huge hit!! Presenting Victoria Case for SCACD, and this initial release called The Hearts and Hugs Collection. Could NOT love these images more you guys!! They were designed by Victoria Case and are EXCLUSIVE to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. The adorableness of these cuties - WOW. Check them out for yourself! They are available RIGHT NOW at Susana's store. In addition, Susana has designed some wonderful sentiments -- Susanaments, a set of 10! -- to go along with the images! You can find the Susanaments in the Victoria Case for SCACD category on the store's website.

To celebrate this new line, we are Blog Hoppin' with SCACD this morning! If you are just starting out with our party, you can head over to Suzanne Dean's blog to begin -- you don't want to miss out on any of these cute images or fabulous DT inspiration! If you've been on the blog train all along, thanks for hoppin' on!! Your next stop is the fabulously talented Judy Laing at Judy's Crafty Moments.

Susana and Victoria have also announced their blog candy winners -- each winner will be getting a FULL SET of stamps from this release, lucky lucky!

My card features the Singing in the Rain image. I can't tell you how much I LOVE her! She has the sweetest face. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. The puddles are done in Sky Blue Shimmerz. I drew in the background and added some color under her feet as well. As a final touch I cut out the top of the umbrella and added it with dimensionals. The main image and Susanament are also up on dimensionals. {Ya know I love my dimensionals!} The colors on this card are Summer Sun and Green Galore, and of course the pinks from the patterned paper.

Happy blog hopping! Thanks for joining us. I can't wait to see what everyone creates with these new images! If you haven't done so yet, we would love to see you over on the Papercraft Planet Group, it's a fun and chatty bunch with lots of news, ideas and inspiration!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Last Day To Enter CANDY!!!

Today is the last day enter to win free stamps from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! Free stamps??? Yes!! Susana is launching a brand new stamp line tomorrow morning. The new line is called Victoria Case for SCACD and this first release is The Hearts and Hugs Collection. Each day this week both Victoria and Susana will reveal a puzzle piece of one of the upcoming images on their blogs, and both are giving away A FULL SET OF THE NEW RELEASE! That is NINE images and you have two chances to win!!

Both Victoria's and the SCACD store blog candies runs through THIS EVENING with the winner announced tomorrow morning at 5 AM EST when the new stamps are revealed!! Of course the new images are still the best-kept secret around for another 20 hours or so, but I can tell you right now, they are going to be a HUGE HIT! Really adorable and sweet, I have had the best time working with them and I know you will all love them. Trust Susana to find the real gems out there; Victoria is just a fabulous illustrator and I just can't wait for everyone to see these!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the big release at Susana's store! The design team is having a BLOG HOP to celebrate and you will be able to see all of these new images in action. You know I love a good blog hop! I will see you bright and early tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CBC65, TECC67 - Ruby is Steppin' Out!

Welcome to Wednesday! Boy the week is flying by. Today I have a card for you featuring one of the new line of stamps from JessicaLynnOriginal - Brentwood Owl! This is actually Brentwood's female counterpart - Ruby! This image is called Ruby with Martini. I love it! I could go for a nice pink martini myself right about now.

This is my card for the Creative Belli Challenge this time around. It's a color challenge - Celery, Coral and Apricot. That worked great for Ms. Ruby and me! In case you haven't heard, the Belli Challenge is now BI-WEEKLY instead of weekly, so you will have TWO weeks to play along with us in this week's color challenge! Link up on the Mr. Linky on the Creative Belli Challenge blog, I can't wait to see your creations! Be sure to visit the rest of the Belli Girls too and see their color combo masterpieces - links on my left sidebar.

I also used a sketch for this card - TECC67 from Taylored Expressions. Always love the chance to play along with challenges, especially sketches!

And DON'T FORGET to enter to win free stamps from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! The new line is called Victoria Case for SCACD and this first release is The Hearts and Hugs Collection. Each day this week Victoria and Susana will reveal a puzzle piece of one of the upcoming images on their blogs! Both the SCACD store blog and Victoria's blog will have candy this week consisting of an entire set of the new release! The SCACD candy runs through Thursday evening with the winner announced on Friday morning when the new stamps are revealed and be sure to be back to Susana's on Friday for the big release party.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TIOT18, MTTSC21 - Kyra and Candy

Happy Tuesday! I have another double challenge card today, and YES, I know Mother's Day is past! This is one I made for Mother's Day though, so I wanted to share it even if it's not right on time.
This week's Try It Out Tuesday Challenge #18, issued by Suzanne Dean, DT coordinator for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, is to create a SHAPED card. Any shape, as long as it's not a square/rectangle. I had to put my thinking cap on with this one, and I decided to use one of the Pointed petal flower card templates from Mirkwood Designs. You can see all the SCACD DT projects on the SCACD store blog, or in the individual links in my left sidebar.

This little sweetie is another Faerie Song Art Stamps image, called Kyra. I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. After she was ready I cut her out {a lot of cutting on this one!} and added her to the precut Nestabilities circle using dimensionals. I doodled the outside edge of the circle for more definition.

DON'T FORGET!!!! There are some new stamps coming to town and YOU could win!! This new line is called Victoria Case for SCACD and this release is called The Hearts and Hugs Collection. Each day this week Victoria and Susana will reveal a puzzle piece of one of the upcoming images - check it out!! The SCACD store blog and Victoria's blog will have candy this week consisting of an entire set of the new release -- so two chances to win! The SCACD candy runs through Thursday evening with the winner announced on Friday morning when the new stamps are revealed and be sure to be back to Susana's on Friday for the big release party.

The colors for this card come from our Twinkling Tuesday challenge {MTTSC22}. This week's temporary twinkie is Kimmie's son Nicky, who chose blue, purple and orange as our color combination for the week. I chose to use Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue and Apricot Appeal as my orange. Be sure to check out the rest of the Twinklettes today for more color inspiration {links in my left sidebar}!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blog Candy @ SCACD

Big news this week at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!!! There's a lot going on and the big news is that Victoria Case has designed a set of stamps with Susana to be revealed THIS FRIDAY!! Have you SEEN her work?? The cutest!

The SCACD store blog and Victoria's blog will have candy this week consisting of an entire set of the new release -- so two chances to win! This new line is called Victoria Case for SCACD and this release is called The Hearts and Hugs Collection. The SCACD candy runs through Thursday evening with the winner announced on Friday morning when the new stamps are revealed and be sure to be back to Susana's on Friday for the big release party. Each day this week Victoria and Susana will reveal a puzzle piece of one of the upcoming images - check it out!!

ALSO, this week, 15% off all Spellbinders (except Impressabilities) through the 17th and SMIRKS images are down to $1.50, take some home!

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LPS Monday - More Butterflies!

Happy LPS Monday! Today I have a card to share with you that features the {Butterflies} set, as well as the {A Dream} set, one of my favorites as you may have guessed by how often it shows up around here!! The {Butterflies} is one of the latest releases, so if you haven't checked it out yet, you'd better get over to the {Little Paper Shop} and do so!

This week's challenge over on the LPS Blog is a sketch challenge, with the sketch designed by our own super-talented Cindy Haffner! Head over to the LPS Blog for more details and to see the sketch (this is NOT it, I didn't get a chance to play along yet for this week). When you upload, use keyword LPSC15 for this week's challenge, and don't forget to link back to the store blog!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

JessicaLynnOriginal - Wedding Wishes

Welcome to the weekend! Hope everyone had a good week!

Today's card features one of my favorite sets from JessicaLynnOriginal called True Love & Wedding Words. I wanted to make this card a little different, so I used my Oval Nestabilities to cut the card base in the largest size. I cut the patterned paper mat and the sentiment and mat and then embellished with ribbon, rhinestones and flowers. I love my Kaisercraft Rhinestones - Susana has a great price on these in her store so check out the selection! The leaves were cut with the new Sizzix die from Stampin' Up! and that's pretty much all there is to this one. Fast, fun and easy!

Have a great weekend and a Happy early Mother's Day - I'll see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

TIOT17, MTTSC21 - Gift for Mother

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Can you believe my son told me yesterday in the car on the way home from preschool {he's 4} -- "Mommy tomorrow is a special day and it's Cinco de Mayo, which is May. If you take the "o" off then it's not Spanish anymore, it's English and you just say "May". I need a video camera running on him 24/7!

Onward...a busy blog post for you today - covering two challenges! The sketch for Twinkling Tuesday {MTTSC21} and the Try It Out Tuesday from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Sorry my photo got a little dark, too much to fit in and not quite enough light to shine on everything!

The sketch is for the card part of this giftie, of course, and the theme for this week's TIOT {TIOT17} is a card and gift set for Mother's Day! Great challenges! You can see my card and bath-themed gift set above, featuring Babs from Rubber Romance, available at SCACD. Here is a closeup of the gift box. These adorable tubes contain bath beads and bath confetti, and the other container has bath salts. I happened to buy these somewhere ages pre-filled, but if you can't find them, Susana has you covered and you can fill them yourself with anything you want (instead of trying to match them to the patterned paper like I did)!! I like that idea way better, plus you don't have to cover the labels either. The tubes come in two sizes - 4" and 6" lengths. I got the fabulous tutorial for this box from Holly McMillian, found here.

I have to mention this - has anyone tried using the Scor-Tape in place of the super-sticky red line tape we all know and love? I used it on this project and I want to say this clearly - I AM NEVER GOING BACK TO RED LINE TAPE!!! The Scor-Tape is amazingly cheap, just as sticky as the other stuff and BEST of ALL, you can tear it! No more annoyingness with the scissors every time you need another little piece of the red stuff. Whatever size you need, just tear it right off, it's not even HARD to tear. It comes in a humongous roll and you can make boxes and bags and all kinds of things to your heart's content. I had never used it before and today I thought I would try it on this project and *swoon*! So get yourself some and experience the difference!

Ok, and here is the sketch, and a full view of the card, with Babs is enjoying her soak and {most likely} her time alone!! I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black, and colored with Copic markers. Always need to go back and do some highlighting with the with the white gel pen of course. I then went over the bubbles with my Quickie Glue Pen and covered them with some white/iridescent Doodlebug Sugarcoating Glitter so they are sparkly and FUN. Since I used a larger main image, instead of a second paper layer under the main panel, I used layered ribbon that coordinated with this delicious Basic Grey Wisteria paper {hugs to Heather for that!}.

Be sure to visit the SCACD store blog, Follow Your Heart, today is the last day to enter to win the $25 gift certificate blog candy. That is a great prize!! You can also see everyone's TIOT projects there this morning, or visit their individual blogs {links on my left sidebar}. The TT girls need some love too, their links are over there as well. Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

LPSC14 - Flowers for Julia!


April showers bring May flowers, right? That's what I think! So this week's LPS Monday challenge is to simply use any LPS stamp set (if you have one, if not, any stamp will do) and incorporate FLOWERS on your card! So celebrate spring with this fresh-cut floral challenge!

Oh, and speaking of flowers and spring celebrations, did you know that it is Julia's BIRTHDAY!?! Julia is the owner of the {Little Paper Shop} and the fabulous designer behind the images we all love so much! We can't let this one go by without a big scene! So the LPS DT is having a birthday blog hop in her honor and positively SHOWERING her with FLOWERS!

If you're just starting the blog hop, you can head over to Jessica's blog to start from the beginning. If you're hoppin' right along coming here from Taylor's blog, then your next stop is the amazingly talented Cindy Haffner!

I almost forgot -- would you like to be a part of our birthday extravaganza? We'd love to have you! Just play along with our flower challenge, and as YOUR gift, one lucky challenge participant will be chosen at random to win a FREE digital image from the {Little Paper Shop}! Just leave a comment on today's LPS Blog post with a link telling us you've played along and you'll be entered to win! When you upload your creation to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword LPSC14 so we can find ya.

Thanks for stopping by to smell the flowers today! Hop on over to visit Cindy and I'll see you tomorrow!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

PCS Has Arrived @ SCACD!

Helloooooo stampers! Are you having a good weekend??! It's a wonderful one here, the weather is AMAZING, we've spent most of it outside with the kiddies. I did have a few minutes to sneak into my stamp room though, and I made this card using the adorable Lily & Tweet stamp set from Pink Cat Studio - now available at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design! Yep, in addition to all the other fantabulous stampin' goodies, Susana is now carrying PCS. One of my favorites so I was thrilled to hear that news!

I pulled the colors from the new Basic Grey Wisteria for this one. I interpreted them as River Rock, Elegant Eggplant and Sage Shadow. After stamping Miss Lily in Memento Tuxedo Black, I colored her and Tweet with Copic markers. Always need to go back and do some highlighting with the with the white gel pen, one of the best tools around for use in coloring, IMHO. I cut them out using Classic Circle Nestabilities.

I used some Sizzix dies to make the leaves and swirls for behind the main image, but when I was done it looked too naked, so I went back and added the sentiment circle (also cut with the circle nesties). Both circles are up on dimensionals. I went over Lily's shoes and sunglasses and Tweet's purse with a Quickie Glue Pen (the bestest for adding powders!!) and covered with some white/iridescent Doodlebug Sugarcoating Glitter for extra snap. Kaisercraft Pearls in Snow up in the corner to finish it off. Glitz and glamour to the MAX!! Click the picture to see the *ahem* super-sized version.

Thanks for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for LPS Monday.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Meet Bunnie, SCACD News and Blog Candy!

TGIF! I have some great news - Susana from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design asked me to stay on with her as a guest designer for another month - of course I was thrilled to accept! Also coming on this month as a guest designer is Judy Laing - she is just amazing, so stop by to check out her blog if you have a chance!

In honor of Friday, and me another month with Susana, may I present
BUNNIE! She's a Rubber Romance Diva and she is one of my favorites. I showed her to my DH and he said "she looks just like you in the mornings!". hahahaha. I guess that's why she's one of my favorites huh? I stamped her in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The patterned paper is from the new Basic Grey Lime Rickey {I love my Heather who snagged this for me!} and the big brads are from SU. The colors are Orchid Opulence and Green Galore - I know, it's not a common color combo but I like how they work on this card. For the Belli Challenge this week we were to use jumbo brads or eyelets, so here is mine! {CBC64}. Better late than never, right?! :)

Don't forget that Susana has told us that more BIG FUN is coming over on the
SCACD PCP group so make sure you stop by there, join our bunch and check on the FUN! Last thing, this is the BIGGEST - to celebrate the store blog having over 10,000 hits, Susana is having some BLOG CANDY!! A $25 gift certificate to Susana's store to spend on some new goodies is up for grabs! Head over to Follow Your Heart and enter yourself to win! Then head over to the SCACD store and see what YOU would buy if you won. :-) New Lockharts are in stock now along with the Bella Crystal Flowers and this new Sparkly Stuff that I just can't wait to try!

Have a great day!