Sunday, May 30, 2010

Material Girl Millie

Good morning! I'm back with another Millie the Mouse card and paired her up with my Material Girl DP (hence the goofy title of my post, lol!). The layout was yesterday's Card Patterns Sketch 66. The sentiment and scalloped rectangle are both up on foam tape. Millie was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with a combination of Copic markers and Prisma pencils.

You can find a whole bunch of MFT stamps, Cosmo Cricket papers, and Memento inks at Stamper's Dream.

Here's a peek at the inside.....

....I think I need to get myself a new scallop edge punch or find a way to fix mine. Looks like it's doing something funky to some of the scallops.

Hope you're having a great holiday weekend so far.

Stamps: MFT Millie the Mouse
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Material Girl, PTI Kraft and Vintage Cream
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers
Accessories: Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Button, Twine, Foam Tape, Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge

Friday, May 28, 2010

OCL DT Sketch #15

TGIF! That means it's time for another OCL sketch. This week's fun layout comes from Holly!

For my card I used Beach Days and the sentiment is from Whale of a Tale. The scallop oval behind the main image is up on foam tape. I CASE'd the ribbon/button idea from Dawn's card.

Here's a peek at the inside...

We hope you'll play along in the sketch. Stop by the OCL Blog to check it out.

Stamps: OCL Beach Days, OCL Whale of a Tale
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, PTI Kraft, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird DP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Striped Ribbon, PTI Rustic Button, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine & Thread

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Treat Yourself

Hi all! Someone emailed me and asked if I survived the final LOST episode...hehe, I'm still here and survived it! Still trying to absorb the ending since they're letting us make our own conclusions on some things...but I guess it is LOST after all and haven't they been doing that do us all along anyway? {wink} Today I have a card to show you using my Life's a Picnic stamps again. The circle and blossom are both up on separate layers of foam tape, and there's a little bit of fruit punch Stickles to the watermelon slice.

Here's a peek at the inside...

Hope you're having a great day!

Stamps: OCL Life's a Picnic
Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Jack & Jill DP "How Sweet it is"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon, Bow Easy, Circle and Blossom Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Fruit Punch Stickles, Sewing Machine & Thread, Foam Tape

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Millie the Mouse

Hi all and happy Sunday! Here's a card I made for Mercy's Sketch 74 using my new MFT Millie the Mouse stamp from Stamper's Dream. I paper pieced her with Material Girl DP. The circle and sentiment are both up on foam tape. I also added some candy cane Stickles to her whiskers and the bow on her tail. any of you watch LOST?.....are you ready for the BIG finale tonight? OMG, I can't believe my VERY favorite show is going off the air...wahhhh! What will I do without LOST?!....and Sawyer! {wink}

Stamps: MFT Millie the Mouse
Paper: Ivory, Material Girl DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Candy Cane Stickles, Spellbinders Circle and Tag Dies, Button Brads, Boam Tape, Corner Rounder Punch, EK Success Wavy Dot Punch

Friday, May 21, 2010

OCL DT Sketch #14

It's Friday and time for our weekly OCL Sketch Challenge. This week's fun sketch comes from Heather. I used a couple different stamps for my card. The kite and cloud are from Beach Days, and the sentiment is from Life's a Picnic. The scallop circle and cloud are both up on foam tape.

We hope you'll play along in the sketch. You can check it out along with Heather's gorgeous sample card on the OCL Blog.

Have an awesome weekend!

Stamps: OCL Beach Days, OCL Life's a Picnic
Paper: Vintage Cream, My Mind's Eye Little Boy Blue "Rough and Tough" DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Yellow Ribbon, Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Rectangle & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Kaiser Craft Pearls

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Surfer Emma

Hi all and happy Thursday afternoon! I have a VERY sweet secret sister out there who sent me this Surfer Emma image that I've been jonesin' to play with. {big smile!...thanks secret sister!} The layout is today's Cute Card Thursday sketch.

The Spellbinders flip flops were cut from white CS, embossed, sponged with Summer Sunrise ink, and popped up with foam tape. I added some orange peel Stickles to Emma's hat, bathing suit, and in the center of every flower. The sentiment is from my OCL Kona set.

Okay, back to work for me. Have an awesome day!

Stamps: CC Designs Surfer Emma, OCL Kona
Paper: White, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Misc DP
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers, Summer Sunrise
Accessories: Spellbinders Surf's Up, Foam Tape, Flower Rhinestone, Grosgrain Ribbon, Orange Peel Stickles
Card Size: 5" Square

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Warm Wishes

Hi all! Here's another card I made with my Beach Days and Coastal Wishes sets. The deckled rectangle and sentiment are up on foam tape. I stamped and cut out and extra set of clouds and popped those up on foam tape as well. I also added some frosted lace Stickles to those clouds.

Enjoy your day!

Stamps: OCL Beach Days, OCL Coastal Wishes
Paper: Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection *Sky* DP, Papertrey White and Summer Sunrise
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, White Brads, Frosted Lace Stickles, SU Word Window Punch

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Do one thing every day...

...that makes you happy. LOVE that JustRite sentiment (from the new Kaleidoscope set)!

I'm in the middle of a couple projects around the house and we have a birthday party to go to this afternoon, but figured before I started on anything today I'd let myself have some stamping time....ahhhh, it does make me happy.

Today's featured stamper on SCS is ctorina and I was totally inspired by her wish card with the houndstooth, butterfly and fun layout. Most of the supplies on my card can be found at Stamper's Dream. Check out the supply list below for direct product links.

Stamps: JustRite Kaleidoscope, PTI Butterfly Dreams
Paper: Prism Suede Brown Dark, My Mind's Eye Lush Brown, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo (sponged edges), Copics (RV21, RV23, R22, G40)
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, PTI Butterfly Die, Foam Tape, May Arts Crocheted Lace Ribbon, Kaiser Craft Pearls (colored with RV23 Copic), Sewing Machine & Thread, Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, SU Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dive in!

Hehe, I just love these cute ants and fun sentiments from my OCL Life's a Picnic set. The matted main image is up on foam tape and so is the large white panel on the card base. I added Fruit Punch, Platinum, and Eucalyptus Stickles to the watermelon, hot dogs, and grass.

That's it, quick post for me today. Have a good one!

Stamps: OCL Life's a Picnic
Paper: Papertrey White, Prism Blush Red Medium, Miscellaneous Gingham DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Ric Rac Ribbon, Fruit Punch and Platinum Stickles, Foam Tape

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mint Motif Stamps!

Did you see? very sweet and talented blogging friend Kimberly Crawford (who I soooooo hope I get to meet at CHA) started her own new stamp company, called Mint Motif, and I'm honored to show you a sneak peek today. My card features two of her new sets, Very Square and Very Square Sentiments. They'll be available at i heart papers this Friday, May 14th!

The four cloud squares (from the Very Square set) in the background were stamped in Hawaiian Shores ink and cut out with my square nestabilities. The matted thinking-of-you sentiment (from Very Square Sentiments) is up on foam tape and so is the large black mat panel behind the clouds.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit Kim's blog where you can find more sneak peeks. Have a great day!

Stamps: Mint Motif Very Square, Mint Motif Very Square Sentiments
Paper: White, Black
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: ZVA Mini Flower Rhinestones, Square Nestabilities, PTI Gingham Ribbon, Dragonfly Charm, Foam Tape

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sailboat and Sailor's Knot

I know, I know....JustRite Week ended at Stamper's Dream but I just HAD to play with these By the Sea stamps again. I love them! I also wanted to make another sailor's fun. The DP is Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk. Oh, and that brown spot on the yarn is not an ink spot (looks like it though)....the yarn I picked up is mostly off-white with random spots of browns, tan, and rust. That spot you see is just part of the yarn I picked out. Anyhoo.....the sailboat was stamped on vintage cream CS in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copics, and I added some Waterfall Stickles to the water.

To all the moms out there, happy Mother's Day!

Stamps: JustRite By the Sea
Paper: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Yarn, Slot Punch, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Waterfall Stickles, Sewing Machine & Thread

Friday, May 7, 2010

Let's Do Lunch

Hi all, we just got home from kindergarten orientation for our 5-year-old. Can I just tell you how that HIT me like a ton of bricks that she's actually going to school.....real in kindergarten with real curriculum, academic testing, lunch money, buses, guidance counselors and school principals? The funny thing is just this a.m. I was talking to another mom from preschool and I was saying how "I'm fine with it and I'm ready for her to go to kindergarten" and how I thought "my husband is the one who will be upset." NOPE....I'm the one that was sitting there fighting tears like you wouldn't believe. Oye! Some tough talker I am, lol!

Anyhooo, enough of my boo-hoo'ing and onto the card I want to show you today. It's for this week's OCL Sketch #12 from the sweet and talented Charmaine. I turned the sketch sideways to accommodate the image I wanted to use from my Life's a Picnic set. The sentiment was cut apart and popped up on foam tape. The image was stamped in black craft on watercolor paper, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, and watercolored with SU inks. The DP is Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. Oh, and I added some stickles to the cherry, bandana, and pie.

Have a great day!

Stamps: OCL Life's a Picnic
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Watercolor Paper, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP
Ink: Black Craft, Riding Hood Red, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Basic Brown
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, Foam Tape, PTI Twill Ribbon, Red Button, Platinum and Candy Cane Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Butterfly Dreams

Here's a card I made for yesterday's SCS Sketch using my brand new Butterfly Dreams set from PTI. I tried to refrain from buying it....I really did....but eventually I gave in and bought it. It's just toooooo beautiful and I hadda have it. {grin!} All the butterflies are up on foam tape and they all have Diamond Stickles on their wings.

...that extra thin strip of Hawaiian Shores CS along the bottom isn't part of the sketch. I had to add that to cover up a smudge of Diamond Glaze...ugh!

The teal pearls were part of some blog candy that I won from Jami Bova's blog. Thanks Jami!

Have a great day!

Stamps: PTI Butterfly Dreams
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Hawaiian Shores, Copic Markers
Accessories: PTI Butterfly Die, Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Teal Pearls, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Diamond Stickles, Sponge

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

JustRite Week - Let's Celebrate

Hi all! I'm back with another card for JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream. This time I used the fun new Let's Celebrate set (the lion, elephant, and square birthday sentiments) and combined it with a sentiment from Just a Note (the white background panel with the star and the word "celebrate"). The orange squares are up on foam tape and so is the yellow square in the center. I added a strip of Scor Tape along the Hawaiian Shores panel and glittered it up with some loose blue glitter (something I saw Barb Anders do on this card that I just HAD to try!).

Be sure to stop by and see what JustRite projects Dawn, Michelle and Cindy have to show you today.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Let's Celebrate and Just a Note (JustRite)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, White
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, Square Nestabilities, Foam Tape, Scor Tape, Loose Blue Glitter
Card Size: 3.5" x 9" (fits in a standard #10 envelope)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

JustRite Week - By the Sea

Welcome to JustRite Week with the Stamper's Dream team. I was so excited to work with this gorgeous new By the Sea set. I love every single image in the set, but this sentiment is my absolute favorite. Love Love LOVE that saying!

The layout of my card is Friday's Sketch Challenge on the JustRite Blog, which is being sponsored by Stamper's Dream and if you participate you'll have a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store! Whoo-hooo! Just remember to get your entries in by tomorrow (Wednesday the 5th) night. The winner will be announced on the JustRite Blog on Thursday, May 6th.

For my card, I stamped the image twice on vintage cream CS in Memento tuxedo black, cut out the second set of shells and popped them up on foam tape over the oval panel. I also added some platinum Stickles to the sand and shells. The DP at the bottom is Graphic 45 On The Boardwalk. Here's a close-up:

....and just so you don't miss all the gorgeous samples the girls have to show you, here's the posting schedule for the entire week:

Monday: Leslie, Cammie, Michelle
Tuesday: Amy, Cindy, Michelle, Laurie, me
Wednesday: Dawn, Cindy, Michelle, me
Thursday: Dawn, Leslie, Laurie, Tosha
Friday: Michelle, Tosha, Amy, Laurie

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow with another JustRite card!

Stamps: JustRite By the Sea
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream, Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Twill Ribbon, Button, Platinum Stickles, Sewing Machine & Thread, Oval Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Monday, May 3, 2010

OCL Beach Days Winner!


Christine Dol !!

You're the lucky winner!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Special Delivery

Here's another card I made with this gorgeous Friendly Reminders beautifully illustrated. Flourishes stamps, Kaiser Craft pearls, and the May Arts teal ribbon are all available at Stamper's Dream. The pearls were colored with a BG13 Copic.

Did you see the challenge on Friday on the JustRite Blog?......Stamper's Dream is sponsoring the sketch challenge this week and if you play along you'll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Stamper's Dream store! Whoo-hoooo! I'll be back on Tuesday with a card I made for the sketch challenge.

Have an awesome Sunday!

Stamps: Flourishes Special Delivery
Paper: PTI Kraft and Vintage Cream, Material Girl DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Sewing Machine & Thread, May Arts Teal Ribbon, Kaiser Kraft Pearls