Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Trying to get a little MOJO going today even though I have a little visitor that is occupying most of time. My granddaughter is here for the week and I might not get too much stamping time in this week. This blossom is from a new Stampin' Up hostess set called Kind and Caring Thoughts.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This is for the 365 challenge #117. One stamp, one sentiment, any color cardstock, colored, no design paper and no embellishments. A real challenge for me, but enjoyed the simple beauty of this challenge. I colored this with copic markers and the stamps are from Stampin' Up.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We have been experiencing record breaking heat here on the gulf coast of Texas the last week and no sign of a break in the temperatures any time soon. So summer is blazing here. I guess that is why I've been hung up on these hot colors lately. I'm trying the new SU "in color" of dusty durango on this card. I used the dusty durango ink and the new soft suede ink with a blender pen coloring the flowers and the background. I used up some design papers left over from previous projects (I told you I have been using a lot of these hot colors lately and they are all over my scrap table.) Hope you are enjoying your summer and hope it's not as hot where you are!!! With the humidity we have too that 100 degrees is just sizzling!! My remedy to the heat is to stay in my stamp room all day and stamp.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I'm doing the 365 challenge two days in a row. Today's challenge was to use paper piecing. The scripture is from stampabilities, the rose is from Stampin' Up's Fifth Avenue Floral, and the leaves are from Flourishes. The rose was stamped on a piece of The Paper Studio design paper and the leaves are stamped on some scraps I found in my scrap pile. The background is made with a wheel from Stampin' Up.
Today's Digital Challenge is a great one for me. Using scraps can be so fun and putting some together that out of the box is really fun too!!! This image is from Digital Stamp Oasis. I colored little Sammy with copic markers and I love how the blender pen will lighten up areas that need highlighting. You can find the challenge here.
This is for this week's sketch for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. For everyone that enters and leaves comments, extra money goes into the Midnight Madness Mad Money Piggy Bank and the drawing is soon. Check it out here for all the details. I used some of my new Stampin' Up in colors---soft suede and dusty durango as well as a piece of Ambrosia Basic Grey dp. I also used some summer sun and pumpkin pie and ivory paper too. The scripture stamp is from Stampabilities. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart. I just love that punch. And of course, how could I not mention my wonderful Nestabilities that I could not live without. The pumkin piece and the summer sun were embossed with the cuttlebug paisley folder. Love these printed primas from Prima Marketing. Those are corduroy brads for the centers of the flowers, gold domes for the corner treatment, and some orange grosgrain ribbon. I have been falling down on getting my weekly scripture loaded to my blog, but today was a great day to do that!! Bless you this day, and remember we don't have to operate on our own understanding if we just but trust in the Lord!!Find someone to pray for today---there are many suffering from floods, drought, terror, tragic losses, and terminal illnesses. Lift some of these up today in your prayers!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I love challenges. Why? Because they always get the mojo going!!The challenges already do some of the planning for you either by supplying the sketch or the colors. That takes some of the thinking and deciding out of it for me, which also saves a lot of time. This card is for the Stamp and Smile Sketch Challenge this week. I found it listed on the Daily Dare site. When you are in a stamping slump, check these sites out. They are fun, sometimes they are awarding prizes even, and acquainting you with new stampers. What have you got to lose???
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
This is for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge of kiwi kiss, cameo coral, and tempting turquoise. I colored my white pearls with my copic marker to color coordinate them to match. The rose is from Flourishes and the background stamp is from Stampin' Up. The rose is colored with copic markers, and the leaves are stamped onto kiwi kiss and then hightlighted with a copic marker.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
I found this sentiment and thought of this cute digital image from Digital Stamp Oasis. Is there not anything sweeter than a boy and his dog?? Go and check out the other great images at Digital Stamp Oasis. I have to say this for digital stamping. It is easier to find than hunting down a misplaced rubberstamp image, and I can't tell you how many times I have lost the clear acrylic stamps. They just disappear on me KWIM?? I'm probably the only one who has lost at least one part of every clear stamp set I have. I haven't figured out a system that works for me. But like I said, digital images eliminate that problem!!LOL
Friday, June 5, 2009
Sometimes it is just good to get back to the basics of what rubberstamping really is --- ink on paper. We have gotten so caught up in the whole paper industry and feel like we have to have every new thing that comes out there. Believe me, I am guilty as charged. But today, Jeanne challenged us on Splitcoaststampers to do a one layer card to un-layer ourselves for the summer. This is the card I did. It only took me about 15 minutes from cutting the paper, to finding the stamps, and actually doing the stamping. In doing it I was reminded once again just how beautiful the basic craft of rubberstamping can be without all the layers, without all the design papers, and without fancy embellishments. These are the kinds of stamps that Stampin' Up use to produce. And quite frankly, I miss them. You see I couldn't part with these, but then I never bought a rubberstamp I didn't love. So, show those old stamps the love you still have for them. I challenge you get out an old stamp that you haven't used in a while! Have some fun this summer, stampin' and relaxin'.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Here's my sketch for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. I used Flourishes' sweetpeas and Stampin' Up's Tres' Chic background stamp. The fancy corners I did with my cuttleebug diecut. The leaf punch is from Martha Stewart. I did my coloring with copics.