Sunday, September 28, 2008

Stamp with Sarah Kay #12 and Sarah Kay Challenge "True Blue"

Boy, do I just LOVE my Sarah Kay stamps! They are so much fun to color and just so darn CUTE! I can't wait until the next set is released! Just gotta have 'em all!

Can you believe that this all started out as plain cardstock? It looks like I used pattern paper but it's's all handstamped! Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge #21

I made this card for this week's Friday Sketchers Challenge and for the Hear to Heart Blog Candy giveaway. ( Carolyn King's grandmother passed away in June from complications of Alzheimers and she wants to give back to the generous people who took such great care of her during her illness. Please click on the above link to find out what wonderful things she is doing! Thanks Carolyn...what a fabulous thing you're doing for so many caring people!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #18: So Charming

For this challenge we were required to either use charms on our projects or include a charming character. What character could possibly be more charming than "The Cat in the Hat?"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #15

I did it! I made my very first Penny Black card using one of my hedgehog stamps. I fell in love with the hedgies quite some time ago and just had to have them...BUT...never got around to using them until now. I can't wait to use them more often. Anyone have any suggestions on how to color their tummies? I am not quite feelin' the all grey look.

Here's the INSIDE of my card. You can't really tell from the photo that the hedgehog is popped up from the rest of the card. Oh, and so is the blue candle that's on the front of the card.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge #20

Have I mentioned that I'm addicted to my blog? Well, in case I haven't, I'm saying it now! I just can't wait to make new cards so that I can post them for people to see!

Here's my latest card. However, I must admit that this is definitely not one of my favorites!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

House Mouse Challenge and A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge...Two Birds with One Stone!

I am so glad this card is finally finished! The funny thing is the hard part wasn't cutting the tiny mouse and the candle out OR even coloring them was the rest of the card that took me THREE days to figure out. I tried so many different things but nothing seemed to look like it did in my head!

Here are better views of the paper piecing I did with the tiny mouse and the candle. The candle is popped up and then the mouse is popped up even a bit higher to give it more dimension.

Finally, this is a view of the bookmark that I made. You can see the tab in the first photo sticking up above in the green section.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Stamp With Sarah Challenge

I am so excited! I finally found somewhere in the United States to purchase the cute little Sarah Kay stamps! To make things even better, I had the chance to sit down today my very first Sarah Kay card! I just LOVE these stamps and really wish I would have bought them all!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Paint Can Gift Set

This set contains 12 sheets of stamped stationery and 12 sheets of plain white stationery with matching envelopes, 6 Birthday greeting cards and 6 Thinking of You greeting cards with matching envelopes, 12 3X3 gift cards with matching envelopes and 2 covered Hershey candybars. All of the goodies fit perfectly inside of a paint can decorated to match. The greeting cards and gift cards also have matching boxes that they are stored in.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Criss-Cross Cards

These cards were so much fun to make AND super EASY! It's amazing how there are so many different ways to create a greeting card. That's why I LOVE this many styles, techniques and no right or wrong way to do things! So? What do you think?

Friday, September 5, 2008

House Mouse Challenge #3

This is my very FIRST challenge ever! I've always thought about entering but have always wanted to wait until I was a little better at being creative. BUT...tonight I finally decided that I was just going to go ahead and jump right in! I love House Mouse stamps and figured I have to start somewhere.'s the result!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Paper Cube Box

On my last trip to Hollo's I bought 10 paper cubes in hopes that I'd figure out something creative to do with them. Well, here's what I came up with. I split the cube in half and made a box so that the paper will fit nicely inside. It was pretty simple, once I finally figured out the correct dimensions. Of course that didn't happen until around my fourth or fifth try. Anyways, once I was finally finished I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out and will definitely be making several more. I think they'll make great gifts!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This was my first attempt at coloring with my new Copic Markers! I can already tell that these will become the answer to my prayers! For anyone who knows me, you already know that I just can't color. However, I am determined to learn how to use my Copics to their fullest potential. I WILL learn how to shade and blend. If you have any tips or advice for me...I'm all ears! I can use all the help I can get when it comes to coloring. Sorry about the poor photo quality!

Oh, I also forgot to mention that this was also my first Diorama Card too. Here's a different view so you can kind of see each of the three layers to this "box" type card. It was really fun to make! Can't wait to make more with different themes and images.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Stationery Set

This is what the stationery set looks like when it's all closed up with the matching band around it.

This is a stationery set that I made last year for Teacher Appreciation gifts. Included in this set was 12 sheets of stamped stationary, 12 sheets of of plain white stationary and 12 matching envelopes all tucked nicely away in a stationary folder. The template for the folder is my own orignal design! I am really happy with how the sets turned out...and so were all of the teachers!

If My Words Had Wings...

Perfect card for the "PERFECT" friend! This card was made with Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencils and their blending pens. I just think this is one of the cutest stamps I own.