Monday, April 20, 2009

Choo Choo!!!

I had this card in my head all day yesterday and just didn't have the time to put it all together. You know how that goes, right?! Yesterday was the "featured stamper" challenge on SCS. I chose to case THIS CARD from Jaymerz gallery. I changed the stamp set and colors... well, I changed just about everything except the general layout.

Here's my card...

Isn't this the perfect little boy card?!?! I don't have a little boy to give it to, but I'm not sure I'd want to give it away anyways. It's just too darn cute!

Stamps: Choo Choo! and Right on Track wheel (SU)
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, White, Summer Picnic dp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: dimensionals (train and main image panel is popped up)

When I saw this set in the SU Spring Occasions Mini, I knew I had to add it to my collection. I think it will just make the cutest scrapbook pages if I ever have a son. But until then I'll just have to find uses for it on a card here and there.

Thanks so much for looking today! I appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

PaperCrafts Case

I saw this card in the May/June issue of PaperCrafts magazine and I knew I had to recreate it. The card was orginally made by Debbie Olson. Her stuff is always so awesome!!!

I changed the sentiment from the orginal design and made it a birthday card. I'm going to give it to my dad, since his birthday was this past Monday. I know, I know... I'm a little late, but being in Vegas kind of threw me off with birthdays and such.

Stamps: Father Knows Best, Polka Dot Basics, Birthday Basics (all PTI)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Spring Moss (all PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avacado
Accessories: Copic Markers, Sewing Machine and off-white thread, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Linen Thread and a green button
Technique: sponging

For my dad's birthday, I bought 4 tickets to see the Cirque du Soilel show that is coming to Cleveland next weekend. I'm really looking forward to it! I've seen many of the Cirque shows in Las Vegas, but my parents never have, so it should be fun!

That's all for today. Thanks so much for looking. Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I am the queen of procrastinating. I should be grading papers, but instead I stamped, went out to dinner, messed around on the internet, and am now watching "Ghost Hunters" while I post. I really will pay for this tomorrow... but at least I'm enjoying myself now.

I participated in today's sketch challenge on SCS. I really felt like coloring with my Copics today, so I pulled out one of my Pink Cat Studio Lily sets. She's just so much fun to color!

Here's my card...

Stamps: Enchanted Lily (PinkCatStudio)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, White, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica clear glitter pen (on her wings), green rhinestones, ticket corner punch

I'm still working out the best colors for skin tone when I color people with my Copics. I think poor Lily looks like she's been out in the sun too long, or is really swinging vigorously and working up a sweat, since her face is probably a shade to red. Oh well... Copics definitely have a learning curve and I'm still climbing it.

Lily's wings have a really subtle shimmer to them because I colored over them with a clear Spica glitter pen after I colored them with the Copic. They really are pretty and the slight shimmer fits for fairy wings.

That's all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out what I've done today. Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vegas Baby!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I've been in Las Vegas for my Spring Break. My parents bought a house there last year, so now my hubby and I head out west a couple of times a year since we have a free place to stay. We had a great time.... 13 casinos in 7 days! Pretty amazing for someone who doesn't gamble!

Here's a few pics from our trip...

This is a picture of my family in the gardens at the Bellagio. My brother, Mark, is on the left, then my mom and dad, and then me!

We went hiking in the Valley of Fire state park which is North of Las Vegas. My crazy husband, Jeff, seems to think he's invincible whenever there are rocks to climb. He climbs as high as he can get... without gear. For this reason, I refuse to go back to the Grand Canyon with him. He scared me half to death on that trip!!!

Um.... yeah... that's Jeff way up there. Can you understand why I won't go back to the Grand Canyon now??? :)

Awww! Aren't we cute? This is still in the Valley of Fire.

This is an honest to goodness picture. It looks like a postcard of the strip. We went to the top of "THE hotel" which is part of Mandolay Bay. There's a nightclub on the top floor (60th floor... yikes). Pretty awesome view... even though I was hugging the wall! :)

Okay.. enough vacation. I did do some stamping today. I participated in the color challenge on SCS. Today's colors were Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and Chocolate Chip was an optional color. When I laid the colors out, I immediately thought of making a baby boy card. Most of my friends are currently expecting girls right now, but it never hurts to have a few baby cards on hand.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, White, Sweet Slumber DSP
Ink: SU Markers in Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Classic Square Nestabilities, 5/8 inch So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Blue SU buttons, linen thread, dimensionals

That's all for today!!! I'm hoping to post tomorrow, but I'm a little behind on grading papers since I didn't even crack my school bag while I was in Nevada last week.

Thanks so much for looking! Have a wonderful day!!! :)