Thursday, January 29, 2009

A PRESENT FOR YOU!!

A PRESENT FOR YOU!

The first five people to comment on this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.* It’ll be done this year. (Homemade stuff can take a little while.)
3. You have no clue what it’s going to be. It may be a story. It may be poetry. I may draw or paint something (that would be a nightmare for me and you lol). I may bake you something and mail it to you (that would be a miracle...I don't cook!! haha). Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
4. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange (I doubt it!). The catch? The catch is that you must repost this offer on your post!! In other words, PASS IT ON!! We can all make stuff, can't we?
I got this idea from: Yet Another Card Blog Check it out!!!

Just a scrappin.................




I haven't been making cards lately, I've been trying to get caught up on scrapping for these two boys. They aren't mine, but I was asked by their grandma to scrapbook for her. I really enjoy it. It's rather random and she doesn't really have journaling but it's something she wants to enjoy with her grandbabies. What a sweet gesture on her part (I got her permission to post these but with no names). These two boys are wonderfully photogenic and it has certainly been my pleasure to scrapbook for them!!!
When I scrapbook, I want the pictures to be the focus so I don't use alot of goo-gahs!! LOL I love that word!! I may add something on the left side of the Brothers page.
What do you think??? Comments?? Constructive Criticisms??

BLOG CANDY DRAWING!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE
AND THE WINNER IS:
LASTEL
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Basic Grey's Bittersweet


Everything on this card is Basic Grey's Bittersweet except the Kaiser pearls and ribbon.

Valentine Blog Candy

OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 29TH 9:00 am PST

WINNER MUST CONTACT ME!!

7--12x12 BoBunny Forget Me Knots double sided cardstock
3--12x12 BoBunny Heart Attack double sided cardstock
2--12x12 BoBunny Heart Throb Stripe double sided cardstock
1--12x12 Pebbles Inc. Love XOXO Hearts
1--12X12 Pebbles Inc. Love Hearts
4--12x12 misc heart/Valentine paper
Valentine rub ons
Valentine embellishments: Brads and ect.
Stamp: Inkadinkado "Valentine"
Stamps: Hero Arts Clear Design Valentine theme


All you have to do is leave a comment!!!


Next Blog Candies:
Nestabilities!!!
Score It!!!
Cuttlebug Folder!!

The Last Valentine


This is my last Valentine card. I'm already sick of them. Maybe a few out of Basic Grey's Bittersweet, maybe................

Here's a link to BG's new line. Beautiful aren't they???

Paper: Bazzil Cranberry and pink smoothies, gold mirror cardstock, Basic Grey Eva.
Embellishments: cranberry ribbon, Kaiser pearls, gold heart clip, Cricut love with gold glitter.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-#27

I just joined, how about you???
Read all about me to the right of this post.

Chalk Hint


This card is completely chalked. I got it all chalked, cut out and everything mounted and then choked on some pop and spit all over it...........sheesh!!

Chalk is always going to give you a softer look to your cards. I usually chalk the picture how I want and then spray in with cheap hairspray. On this card, I wanted more highlights than I could get with the original chalking. So after spraying and drying, I chalked the areas that I wanted darker and sprayed again. I wanted it darker so I did it again.

Hint: You can set your chalk and then chalk over it being sure to spray inbetween chalkings. Works great!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Crooked on Purpose

I had to film this card off to the side. The gold mirror cardstock reflected big time.
I must be the worst photographer in the world. I have a really high class digital camera and I still can't take a great picture!!
This card is so much more colorful than the picture...........(sigh)
Stamp: On the inside "Happy Valentine Day" Ink: Colorbox cranberry Paper: Basic Grey Eva, Bazzil Cranberry, gold mirror cardstock Embellishmets: pink ribbon, pink brads, SU gold elastic cord, Kaiser rhinestones Other: Nestabilities scalloped and plain hearts, Cuttlebug dotted swiss

Another Crooked Picture

Another crooked picture. I wish I could find a contest.....I'm a sure winner!!I wish the pink paper showed up as pretty as it actually is. It's polka dot which is a fav of mine.
Comments? Constructive criticism??

Stamp: Penny Black
Ink: Stazon black
Paper: SU white, black & Pink Pirouette; Basic Grey Scarlet
Embellishments: Kaiser rhinestones, JoAnn's ribbons
Other: Fiskers Threading Water edge punch; Cuttlebug folder

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Year's Resolutions So Far.....

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS--COMPLETED!!!
1. I will get my Score It out of the box and learn how to use it....COMPLETED WITH SCORE PAL)
2. I will use my Cricut Expressons machine.....(I've only had it for months!!)COMPLETED
3. I will organize my craftroom and discard, discard and discard stuff that I will never use or I'm sick of. COMPLETED!!
4. I shall figure out this blogging!!!! GETTING THERE!!

YIPPEE!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!!
BEST OF WISHES

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm In Love Again or Have you seen Bazzill's Dotted Swiss?

I'M IN LOVE.... AGAIN!!
OMG, have you tried the Dotted Swiss made by Bazzill?? It feels just like you ran the entire piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug's dotted swiss folder!!! It's texture is so cool and it comes in tons of colors. I found some at my LSS (well sort of, nothing is close to where I live) but here's where you can see it online......

Check it out!





Freezing Fog




Here's some pictures that show what it's like. And yes, that's all frozen fog!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Valentine Card #3








Paper: Bazzill Smoothies deep pink, pink stripe???
Stamp: Great Impressions
Ink: Colorbox Cranberry
Embellishments: deept pink ribbon??, tiny brads
Other: Spellbinders Ribbon Tags, Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss Folder








Friday, January 16, 2009

Another Valentine Card and a Million Stickers

I cleaned out my stickers today. What an experience!!! lol First of all, I had to get them all together. Some were in a basket and some were in sticker binder (never liked it). After I sorted them by categories; letters, school, baby, red hatters, borders......you get the idea, I looked at the pile of letters and thought I could spell every word in the dictionary and never have to share letters!!! Sheesh!!
Anyway, I kept very few stickers of various themes and bundled up the rest and gave them away. I never use stickers anymore but I thought I might use the school themed ones. Wow what an eye opening experience.

After that, I made a Valentine card out of some paper that I found stuffed in with the stickers. Have you heard of Daisy Bucket stamps??? Well when they started out, they had kits and I must have bought one. I didn't have a clue what to do with all the goodies so I probably just stuffed them in the first place I could find (we are talking about several years ago!). Well I made a card out of those papers............


Sorry about the crooked picture........I'm not a photographer!! Stamp (Je taime) is Penny Black and I used the Cuttlebug Dotted folder.
Comments?? Constructive criticism??

Blog Winners

DRUM ROLL PLEASE......

THE THREE WINNERS OF THE STUDIO G SERIES 25 STAMPS ARE:

GUAM GIRL
CELTICRAFTER/SHARON
CHERI HOWARD
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Turtle Valentine


Here's my first valentine card. Now I fully intended to use my Cuttlebug folders as I have every one ever made. Then didn't do it!!! Boy my memory (or lack there of) amazes me. I was watching Criminal Minds on TiVo and forgot about it.

Anyway, the card turned out ok. The patterned paper shows a little glossier than it really is and the pearls are light pink not red!!!!
I wish I could remember where the paper came from as I have several pages that can intermix. I bought it last year and it simply isn't marked (or I cut it off ). It's shimmery and beautiful. Maybe someone can enlighten me.
The stamp is by Great Impressions. I use their stamps alot. They don't seem to have a site for themselves. I usually buy them at the Danicas or online at Sierra Enterprises. Ribbon is from Papertrey.
Comments? Constructive criticism?
Candy


Score It

I got my Score It out of the box (stamping resolution) but there wasn't any directions...grrr! Does anyone know if there are any online directions???

Candy
PS
Yippee!! A person on one of Yahoo stamping groups gave me this page:
http://www.scorit.com/learning.html

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The jazzed card


Ok folks, here is the jazzed up version.

I added some pearls, a flower and lots a paper piercing.

Remember I don't have all the do-dahs that other designer bloggers have but I think I definitely have to update my Prima flowers. Mine are horribly sad.

Comments? Constructive criticism??

Candy

Monday, January 12, 2009

Cleaning, tossing and a card front.........oh my?

I've been cleaning and tossing in this craftroom. I'm almost done. It's certainly NOT my favorite thing to do but in the end it will be worth it.

Most of my early (and some of my recent lol) "stuff" is lacking........another word for ugly!!! I found this card front and thought hmmmmm I think I can jazz it up. So this picture is the card front before the jazz. Pretty boring I know.
In my next post the card will have some "jazz".
Candy


Storage Solutions

I love the uniform look. So I'm gradually changing all my plastic stackables to these wooden stackables. Since my crafting room is black and beige, I'm going with the Walnut/black drawers. However, the closet in this room has a white closet system (it's full also!! hehe) and anything added to it will be white.
Now go look and enjoy. You can buy the cubicles with no drawers and then design your own.
The Best Scrapshelf

Candy
Blog candy drawing 1/16 9 am. Now why haven't you entered?? :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cat Card, Danicas


Here's a very simplistic card. I'm beginning to think I like simplicity instead of all the goo-gahs (is that a word?). I don't remember where I got this image but I decided to use it with a little help from the crew at Danicas. I think the kitten is so sweet....she is colored with water color pencils.


Thanks for looking!!

Candy

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Studio G Stamp Drawing!!

I WILL DRAW FOR THE STUDIO G STAMPS
FRIDAY JANUARY 16th
9:00 PST
Candy

New Card/ It's A Beautiful Day




This card is made with a little help from my friends at Danicas.
I used Marvy markers to outline the flowers. Then I dabbed yellow and orange pearlescent chalks (Pebbles Inc.) to soften the flowers. The butterflies were just chalked with yellow and orange and then cut out.
Above the smaller flowers, there were buds which were emphasized with orange eyelets. Then I highlighted everything with Stickles (Frosted Lace).
Comments, constructive criticism?????
Candy

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Birthday Card

Here's a card for a challenge I did on Yahoo group Stampers_Life. I only used scraps!! Yippee!! Here's the card sketch.....

Unfortunately I can't remember where I snatched this card sketch or I would give them credit for it.

Candy
PS Actually after looking at this card again, I'm finding it's pretty darn ugly. I may just have to tear it apart and start again. Maybe tomorrow........

Organizing Scraps

One of my stamping resolutions is organizing this craftroom. I have done really well with organizing ribbons, unused paper groups, plain cardstock, stamps, embellishments and so on. But under my crafting table were 3 baskets of scraps. Everytime I glance at them I felt soooo disorganized. It bugged me forever but I just couldn't cope with doing anything about it. Even worse is that I would never use any of these scraps because I couldn't stand the thought of dealing with the mess!! I'm not kidding, I NEVER used any of those scraps!! I even thought about throwing the whole mess away.

Over Christmas I finally tackled (why during the stress of Christmas, I have no idea) my scrap mess.
Here's how it went:
1. I sorted plain paper from patterned paper. It was sooo BORING!!!!2. I sorted the plain paper by colors.
3. I sorted the patterned paper by predominat color and a misc pile for those papers that didn't fit any color.
4. I had three rectangular wicker baskets that are about 12X16 and probably 10" deep.
5. I bought two boxes of Ziplock gallon storage bags. ( brand name as the store brands aren't as big. I labeled each using a black permanent marker by color.
6. I put the baggies with the plain paper in one basket, the patterened paper/baggies in another basket. In the third basket were baggies for designer groups. For an example, I keep all the scraps to each of my Basic Grey groups together. I labeled each baggy by the Basic Grey group (or whatever the designer is) such as Basic Grey: Eva.
All of these baggies stood on end in the basket.

Why am I telling you all this???? Well I started to make a card and I actually went to my scraps FIRST!!! And it was EASY!!! Wow what a big development for me!!! I figure I won't have to buy white cardstock for at least a year....lol I have two gallon baggies full of it!!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that this really did work for me. Good luck with organizing things your way, it's worth it!!
Candy

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Blog Candy=Studio G Stamps

I have three (don't ask why!!) extra sets of Series 25 Studio G stamps.

Post a New Year's stamping resolution, here or under my resolutions, you will have a chance to win one of the three sets. They are sooooo cute!!!!

Candy

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS

TO MY

DAUGHTER AND DAUGHTER IN LAW!!