Thursday, January 31, 2008
Stamps: Spring Holidays (Jessica Lynn Originals); Cardstock: white (Hollo's) grassy designer paper (Paper Pizzazz); Inks: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Barely Banana (Stampin' Up), Pearlescent Thyme chalk ink (Tsukineko), Palette Noir Hybrid ink (Stewart Superior), markers (Copic); Accessories: white gel pen.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Stamps: Tiny Talk (Paper Salon Tailored Tin); Cardstock: Cantalope, Think Pink, Marigold (Bazzill Basics), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (stripes-Anna Griffin, polka dots-My Minds Eye); Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), markers (Copic); Accessories: scalloped square punch (Marvy), miscellaneous ribbon, dimensional adhesives. I really wanted some orange ink to sponge around the edges of the white square, but had not thought to bring any with me yesterday. In a pinch, I discovered that I could apply ink directly from my orange Copic marker to a paper napkin and swipe the cardstock edges with it, and it worked!
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Saturday, January 26, 2008
In the meantime, since I haven't had time to stamp, I wanted to share with you this adorable notebook and matching card I received yesterday from Melissa at Pink Cat Studio, along with stamps for the next new release (which you will SO fall in love with!) These beautiful creations were made by Michelle, (see her blog here) and I just love them! I'm taking the notebook to work with me today!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here's a close-up of the center. I stamped the heart in Pixie Pink Versamagic Ink (available in the Kitchen Sink Store!) Then I inked the Love stamp with Colorbox Warm Red chalk ink, stamped it, then stamped it slightly off again to create a shadowed effect. I have to remember to do that more often... I love how it looks!
Stamps: Luck & Love (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Cardstock: In the Pink (Bazzill Bling), Berrilicious (Bazzill Basics), white (Georgia Pacific); Ink: Pixie Dust chalk ink (Tsukineko), Warm Red chalk ink (Clearsnap); Accessories: acetate card, gemstones (Hero Arts), pink velvet ribbon (May Arts), corner rounder punch (Stampin' Up), giga scalloped circle punch, mega circle punch (Marvy), dimensional adhesives.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Stamps: Women are from Visa (American Art Stamps), circle background (Great Impressions); Cardstock: green, pink, orange (Bazzill Basics), white (Hollo's), designer paper (SonBurn); Inks: Onyx Black (Versafine), olive pastel (Clearsnap), markers (Tombow); Accessories: mega circle punch, giga scalloped circle punch (Marvy), fuschia pink organdy (May Arts).
Thanks for looking! Don't forget about the 40 Days 'til the Big 4-0! Blog Candy!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Stamps: Crafty Kitty (newly released TODAY! from Pink Cat Studio); Cardstock: Forget-Me-Not (Bazzill Basics), Feather Boa (Bazzill Bling), lavender (Prism), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Daisy D's); Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), Wisteria chalk ink (Clearsnap), markers (Copic); Accessories: dotted ribbon (Creative Impressions), 1" circle punch (EK Success), oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), brads (unknown).
And here is another card I made from the Tweet stamps! Tweet has been busy at the mall, and her shopping bags are full!
Stamps: Tweet (Pink Cat Studio), Swirls v.2 (Rhonna Farrer); Cardstock: brown, dark coral, light green (Bazzill Basics), Soft Sky (Stampin' Up), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (We R Memory Keepers); Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), Certainly Celery, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up), markers (Copic); Accessories: brown grosgrain, round tab punch, Soft Subtles brads (Stampin' Up), mega circle punch, giga scalloped circle punch (Marvy), flower (Prima).
Thanks for stopping by! Good luck to everyone who participated in the Scavenger Hunt! The winner should be chosen sometime today! If you win, and you heard about the Scavenger Hunt from me, please let me know so I can jump up and down for you! :)
Stamps: Rain or Shine (My Favorite Things); Cardstock: Mocha Divine, Whirlpool (Bazzill Basics), Taken with Teal, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up), white (Georgia Pacific); Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), Chestnut Roan chalk ink (Clearsnap), Sea Breeze chalk ink (Tsukineko), markers (Copic); Accessories: ticket corner punch, piercing template (Stampin' Up), giga scalloped square punch (Marvy), piercing tool (Darice), striped grosgrain (Offray).
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Stamps: Crafty Kitty (Pink Cat Studio); Cardstock: green, orange, reddish orange (Bazzill), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Bo Bunny); Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), warm red, lime pastel (Clearsnap), Copic markers; Accessories: plastic flower (Heidi Swapp), large brad (Making Memories), pink string (Martha Stewart).
Thanks for looking, and don't forget to check out the details regarding the Pink Cat Scavenger Hunt posted below! You could win the Crafty Kitty stamp plate!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Stamps: Crafty Kitty (Pink Cat Studio), background swirls (Art Impressions); Cardstock: light green, yellow (Bazzill Basics), pink (Bazzill Bling), Wild Wasabi green (Stampin' Up), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Die Cuts with a View glitter stack); Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), pink (Colorbox pigment), markers (Copic); Accessories: pink gingham (American Crafts), pink brads (Making Memories), clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle), dimensional adhesives.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I chose the Love & Luck stamp set, and just think it's so cute and so versatile, especially since I can use it yet for St. Patrick's Day! Here's a card I made with it quickly this evening, based on Sketch Challenge #98 on SCS. Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Love & Luck (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Cardstock: Feather Boa (Bazzill Bling), orchid (Prism), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Daisy D's); Inks: chianti pigment ink (Clearsnap), spring pansy (Tsukineko Versamagic chalk); Accessories: flowers (Daisy D's), silver brad (Buttons Galore), giga scalloped square punch (Marvy), clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle).
This first card was created using the Sketch Challenge on SCS this morning! Again, these stamps are from the new Tweet set! I colored my image with Copic markers, and sponged some light blue chalk ink around the edges before adhering it to the cardstock. My designer paper is from a Die Cut's With a View glitter stack, and since it was so blingy I had to add a little more of it to my card. I pressed each of my brads into a Versamark pad, dipped them in Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat embossed for my own glittered brads! The sentiment is also embossed with Iridescent Ice.
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio - Tweet; Cardstock: Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up), Lemonade and Parakeet (Bazzill Basics), white (Georgia Pacific) designer paper (DCWV glitter stack); Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), French Blue (Clearsnap), YG63, Y11, Y15, B21 markers (Copic), N95 marker (Tombow); Accessories: scalloped circle punch, Certainly Celery brads, Iridescent Ice embossing powder (Stampin' Up), yellow flocking (Stampendous), light blue grosgrain ribbon (Offray), circle punch (Marvy), sponges, dimensional adhesives
This second card also uses stamps from the new Tweet set! (But here's an early sneak peek... the snowflake is from the Crafty Kitty set!) Wouldn't this be cute for Christmas thank you notes? Tweet just looked so chilly standing there in the snow, so I thought I'd warm her up a little and added some yellow flocking to her wings! I hope you like her!
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio (Tweet and Crafty Kitty); Cardstock: Always Artichoke, River Rock (Stampin' Up), Crimson (Bazzill Basics), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Flair Designs); Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black (Ranger), Warm Red (Clearsnap) River Rock (Stampin' Up), markers (Tombow); Accessories: ticket corner punch, small oval punch, large oval punch (Stampin' Up), scalloped square punch (Marvy), snowflake brad (Making Memories), sponges, dimensional adhesives
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come by again tomorrow for sneak peeks of the Crafty Kitty stamps, and for information regarding the Scavenger Hunt for Kitty's toys! You could win the Crafty Kitty stamps if you find all her toys!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thanks for stopping by, and for letting me brag a little on my baby!
Stamps: Playful Alphabet and Never a Loss 4 Words (Kitchen Sink Stamps); Cardstock: light purple (Prism), dark purple and red (Bazzill Basics), shimmery pink (Bazzill Bling), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Flair); Inks: chianti (Clearsnap), eggplant (Tsukineko); Accessories: extra jumbo circle punch (Marvy), scalloped circle punch, photo corner punch (Stampin' Up), pink ric-rac (Creative Impressions), clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle), shiny red brads (unknown source), white thread and sewing machine, sponges
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
The heart on this card comes from Thanks With Style, and "hugs and kisses" is from Never a Loss 4 Words.
Cardstock: purples and reds (Bazzill), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Crazy 4 U from Flair Designs); Inks: Warm Red (Clearsnap), Eggplant (Tsukineko), Almost Amethyst for sponging main image edges (Stampin' Up); Accessories: white organdy ribbon, photo corner punch, Real Red brads, paper piercing tool and template (Stampin' Up); clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle).
This one also uses a heart in a swirl from Thanks with Style, and the sentiment from Never a Loss 4 Words. Also, there are XOXO's stamped down the right edge of the card, but the picture didn't pick it up at all! The XOXO's also are included in the Never a Loss 4 Words set.
Cardstock: red and pink (Bazzill), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Crazy 4 U from Flair Designs); Ink: Warm Red (Clearsnap); Accessories: extra jumbo circle punch, super jumbo scalloped circle punch (Marvy), large oval punch, Real Red brads, Iridescent Ice embossing powder (Stampin' Up), red sparkle ribbon (source unknown)
This last one, I'm not as fond of. I think I just tried to hard with it (and was too tired!) Stamps sets are again Thanks with Style and Never a Loss 4 Words.
Cardstock: purple and red (Bazzill), white (Georgia Pacific), designer paper (Crazy 4 U from Flair Designs); Ink: eggplant (Tsukineko), Pretty in Pink (for sponging edges), white pigment ink (for chipboard accent) (Stampin' Up); Accessories: chipboard accent (Maya Road), Fire and Ice circle brads, ticket corner punch (Stampin' Up), clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This card was made with the new Be Mine set. My cardstock is Bazzill Tink Pink, Basic Black and Georgia Pacific white. I embossed the white with my Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder, added black brads from Stampin' Up to 3 corners, and layered on the black cardstock. Tied a piece of black dotted organdy ribbon around this and adhered to the card base. The large scalloped square is the giga scalloped square punch, and the small white square is from my Cuttlebug scalloped square die. I stamped the image with Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black and colored with Copic and Tombow markers. I cut the image out, and mounted to the squares with dimensional adhesive. Finally, the squares are adhered to the card also with dimensional adhesives.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope those words aren't all jumbled above... the need for sleep is really kicking in!
Stamp Happy (and sleep well!) :)
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
All stamps on this card from Pink Cat Studio, except "Aloha" from Stampendous. Cardstock from Stampin' Up. Image colored with Tombow markers.
Sentiment stamp here from Impression Obsession clear sets. Fifties dress and retro-glasses from Pink Cat Studio. Doesn't that poodle skirt just make you want to go pull out some bobby socks and saddle shoes! Cardstock here is Bazzill, brads are from Bo-Bunny. Images colored with Tombow markers, and a Sakura Gelly Roll pen was used for some bling on the glasses!
The swirled stamp in the background (hard to see!) is from Art Impressions. Friendship stamp from Pink Cat. Designer paper and cardstock from Stampin' Up. Fuzzy brads from making Memories, and ribbon from Offray.
I just love this cute "beach" clothesline... another one of Melissa's creations from Pink Cat! The designer paper used here is an Archiver's exclusive from Ki Memories. "Happy" is from a Stampin' Up set, and "summer" is from Impression Obsession. The flip-flop brads were a gift from a friend, and unfortunately I don't know who makes them or I'd buy many more! The ribbon is from American Crafts, and the images were again colored with Tombow markers.
This last card ended up being my very favorite! I just love how the paper piecing with this great glitter paper from Die Cuts With a View turned out! I'm secretly saving this card for my beautiful daughter Kaylie's 16th birthday next September! Cardstock is Stampin' Up. "Sweet" comes from the "How Sweet It Is" My Favorite Things set, and the "16" is from an old PSX set. "Happy Birthday" again from Impression Obsession. The circle background stamp (behind the dress) is from Great Impressions.
Thanks for stopping by! Stamp Happy!
Monday, January 7, 2008
I am so excited to announce today that in addition to continuing to work with the great designers at Kitchen Sink Stamps, I have recently been chosen to represent two other companies as a member of their design teams! Last week, I received word that Jessica Lynn had chosen me as one of her team members! I'm very excited for this chance, as she's got come really quirky designs! I'm anxiously waiting for new-release stamps to arrive from her any day so I can get started! You can check out the Jessica Lynn Originals store at http://jessicalynnoriginal.com/shopwithus/
And today the announcement was made of five new design team members at Pink Cat Studio! This one has me super excited, since I carry Pink Cat Studio stamps at the store! The stamps I have at the store are all wood-mounted, which have actually been discontinued. Melissa now offers all her stamps in plates of unmounted rubber, so I'm hoping my work with the team will help me inspire my customers to branch out and find out what a great advantage unmounted stamps can be! Believe me, you're going to LOVE the new designs coming out! Check out the Pink Cat Studio at http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/.
Also, don't forget to check out what's in the Kitchen Sink! http://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/ We're getting close to a new release day there, too! If you've been a customer in the past, be sure to check your email today for a special offer from Maria!
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Anyway, wanted to mention to Mary who commented recently on my last post! You asked me a question but when I click on your name, there's no profile for you so I can't contact you. :) You can purchase Kitchen Sink Stamps here... http://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/ Maria Colosimo is the owner of the company, and you can check out her blog here... http://kitchensinkstamps.wordpress.com/ She posts updates every now and then on the blog to let everyone know when new releases are coming (AWESOME Valentine sets coming very soon!) and there have been some fun contests recently, too! So watch for news on the blog!
Thanks everyone for stopping by! Hopefully I'll get back down to the Stamping Cave before the day is through and have some creations to show you!
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Stamps: Gettin' Buggy With It (Gina K Designs); mesh background (Rubber Soul) - Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)/ distressed designer paper (unknown source) - Ink: Ruby Red (Stampin' Up), Versamark (Tsukineko); Onyx Black (Versafine); Tombow markers - Accessories - ribbon (Stampin' Up); brads (unknown source), white mesh (Stampin' Up), wire (Wire Works), clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle); corner rounder for scalloped edge (EK Success); 1 1/6" hole punch (Fiskars). Stamps: Carolyn King Collection A (Gina K Designs); chicken wire (Inky Antics); computer-generated sentiment - Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal (Stampin' Up); watercolor paper (Hollo's) - Ink: Staz-On jet black (Tsukineko); Going Gray (Stampin' Up); Tombow markers - Accessories: Old Olive brads; Word Window punch; ribbon and twill tape (Stampin' Up)Stamps: Thanks for Your Support (Gina K Designs), Naughty or Nice (unknown source); Cardstock: green, red (Bazzill Basics), white (Hollo's); Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack (Ranger), Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss (Stampin' Up), Copic markers; Accessories: green velvet ric-rac (May Arts), rhinestone stickers (Mark Richards), clear embossing powder (Sparkle 'N Sprinkle), Liquid Applique puff paint (Marvy), embossing tinsel (Ranger).
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Friday, January 4, 2008
I knew I wanted to try and use Kraft cardstock. And I couldn't decide if the color of the ribbon was more like Old Olive, or Always Artichoke. So I went to the Stampin' Up color combo site (http://www.scraptitude.com/colorcombo/) and found color combinations using Olive and Artichoke with Kraft. Well, I determined that the ribbon was a close match with Old Olive but I liked the combo better that went with Always Artichoke, so I combined them! That color combo site is a God-send... I highly recommend going there and bookmarking it! And make a donation sometime if you can, to let Laura know how much you appreciate the work she puts into it, and so she can keep it there for all to use!
Thanks for stopping by today, and checking out my card! Happy weekend!
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Daisy
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Soft Sky, Kraft
Ink: Versamagic Pixie Dust for daisy base, Tea Leaves and Spanish Olive for leaves; Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy for top layers of daisy and sponging, and Soft Sky for sponging
Accessories: ribbon (unknown source); Robin's Nest dew drops in Carnation Pink (but they looked clear after applying to the cardstock!); burgundy embossing powder; sponges; foam squares
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
This card was made with an image Carolyn sent me from the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" set, and the snowflakes I stamped from the "Winter Blast" set. I colored the image with my Copic markers. Little by little, my collection is growing and I just LOVE those markers! My cardstock is from Archiver's... my 5 freebies that I picked up (love those coupons!) when I bought this snowman paper from The Paper Company Studio. The silver cardstock matting the main image is brushed silver from Stampin' Up. The silver brads... I don't remember where those are from. I sponged Stampin' Up Soft Sky ink around the edges of the card base, and stamped the snowflakes with Ranger clear resist ink. The snowflake on the circle was stamped with Versamagic Night Sky, and embossed with SU! Iridescent Ice. I tied silver organdy ribbon twice around the side panel, and added several frayed pieces of silver cord to mimic the pattern in the snowflake.
This card was created with another great image that Cammie sent me, but the actual name of the stamp set escapes me. I colored this also with my Copic markers. The cardstock is Bazzill and Stampin' Up. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye (polka dots) and Anna Griffin (stripes). The "make a wish" sentiment is from my Kitchen Sink Stamps set called Happy Birthday Cupcake, is stamped in Versamagic Pink Petunia and embossed with clear EP. I added brads and ric-rac for finishing touches.
More images from Cammie... what a sweetheart she was to send me these! This card uses Stampin' Up cardstock, and Pallette O' Prints designer paper in Certainly Celery. I colored the image with Stampin' Up markers, but colored the background and the sentiment piece with a Copic marker. The flowers stamped in the background on the Taken with Teal piece are also from my Kitchen Sink Stamps Happy Birthday Cupcake set. They match the flowers in the designer paper very nicely, I think!
This card was created for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge #10 on SCS. Used those awesome Copic markers again, and some yummy new Valentine paper from Bo Bunny! Cardstock is all Bazzill, and the dotted ribbon is from May Arts.
This last card was born out of complete desperation! I have several of this stamp set "Winter Blast" at the store, and it didn't sell during the Christmas season. Usually, all I have to do is make a sample with a set or stamp and it'll be gone in a week. Problem is, I couldn't come up with any inspiration for using this set myself! (probably explains why my customers aren't buying it!) So this card is a complet and utter, total CASE of this awesome card by kimreid_stamper on SCS... http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/729734?si=Winter%20Blast I hope she doesn't mind... I plan to contact her and let her know I CASE'd her card! Anyway, I used Bazzill cardstock for my card, and more of that pretty designer paper from The Paper Company Studio. The penguins were stamped with Versafine ink, and colored with Tombow markers. I then used my Versamarker on the "star," snowball, and snow at their feet and heat embossed with Ranger embossing tinsel. The brads on each side are also from The Paper Company Studio. The snowflakes were cut out with a Cuttlebug die. I sponged French blue Colorbox chalk ink around the edges of the penguins, also. The sentiment is stamped in eggplant Colorbox pigment ink, and embossed with clear EP.
Thanks for stopping by! Stamp Happy!