Friday, July 25, 2008

All That Scraps is moving!

So what does this mean for us? Lots! Christine has simply run out of room. She says this will help so she can keep stuff stocked better! Woo hoo! Great news huh? It is so nice of her to feed our addictions, I mean help us keep our craft rooms well stocked. She is giving away a gift certificate if you go over to the blog and tell her what you want to see in her new store! You can check out all the information right here at the All That Scraps blog. Check it out and good luck!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wednesday DT challenge

This week's challenge was anything but a card. I decided I need to be organized with my Christmas shopping this year especially since money is so tight. I made this chipboard book to keep me organized. Isn't it stinking cute? The paper is ginger blossom dp from SU. I stamped the snowflakes with vanilla craft ink and then accented them with stickles. I used my copic markers on the cute little reindeer from Reindeer games. Isn't she cute? The hearts are SU rubons with stickles added. My sewing machine was used to make the cute lil frame around my image. Oh, I almost forgot. I got the starter kit for airbrushing with my copic markers. I used the airbrush to do around the reindeer. This works very easy to do a background. I have however decided to upgrade and get the stuff I need for the bigger cans of air as the 60 only does about 5 minutes. The 180 lasts for about 40-45. Santa can I have an air compressor for Christmas? I have been extra good

I have been working extra hard on the Aug. DT release this past week or so. The sneak peeks will begin next Wednesday with the release party starting at 8:00 EST on Aug 4th. You want to come back and check these sets out. Christine has given us some very fun new sets. Woo hoo new rubber!

It's Christmas in July! This set is adorable. This is Lulu's Sweet Delights and while it isn't new, it is way cute! I used chocolate chip, sahara sand and ginger blossom dp. Lulu is enjoying her candy cane while sitting amongst chocolates! Yummy! Can I just say I am officially hooked on copic markers! I am looking to get rid of my whole collection of SU markers if anyone is interested. I hope you enjoyed Christmas in July. If you have a hankering for either of these sets you can get them over at All That Scraps. Have a super Wednesday and enjoy the possibilities!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday sketch challenge

We had a great sketch challenge for today! I am seriously in love with these monkey stamps! I get this permagrin every time I look at them. This card was used for my hubby's birthday yesterday. It wasn't very manly was it? I used stardust stickles on the water and on the swirls. The swirl cuttlebug folder is perfect for water cards. The scallops on the SU dp were done with my long scallop rectangle nestabilities. The ribbon is SU. You can see more of the challenges here at the All That Scraps gallery. I had a question about the link for last weeks chipboard challenge. They are in the same place. I have been working hard with a bunch of new stuff to show you! Be patient as they all have dates. I also wanted to let you know that my cute lil smileys came from For a nominal fee you can have access to many more. I was getting frustrated with my other smiley source. I will prolly still use them, just not as much. Have a super great day and enjoy the possibilities!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Chipboard notebook

This is the last day for a while I am going to make you look at Siamese kitties. (unless of course I change my mind, which I have been known to do.) I am having a hard time keeping track of all the dates and when I need what for the design team release. I decided that I needed a little book to keep track and best of all it fit the challenge this week! Isn't it just stinking cute? I love this book and have already written on the nice clean pages. I started with ginger blossom paper from SU to cover my chipboard. I sponged chocolate chip around the edges. The bracket is also SU covered with close to cocoa craft and then stamped with my polka dot bg in vanilla craft. I have fought and fought liking river rock and now I think I finally do since they are going to retire it. Guess I better buy a pack. The ribbon is kraft taffeta from SU. Oh and I did my scallop edge on the bottom of the river rock piece with my new long rectangle scallop nestability die! How cute is that? ;) Go check out the blog at All that Scraps to see what the other girls did with their chipboard. Fun challenge, Thanks Jen!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I finally caved and got a scor-pal. This thing is the best thing since sliced bread. I am not sure why I waited so long. You are going to be seeing a lot more items with fancy folds! ;) So as you can see, I am in love with my kitties! I don't know if you have noticed, but I am also in love with the Siamese kitties. I hope you aren't sick of them because my project for tomorrow's post uses them too! Sigh.... Onto the card, this card is a Cami tri-fold card. I love this fold! It is really fun to fold it up and see the inside on the front! You can find directions for a Cami tri-fold here at SCS The dot stamp is my polka dot bg stamp from C.C.Designs. I love this stamp. It is so easy to use. I hope you like this card. Come back tomorrow and I will show you the Wednesday challenge. (It is a day late cause I am slow.) The challenge was to use chipboard. I had a blast with this one and made something useful. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the possibilities!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I got to use my sweet treats set to do a couple of favorite 4th of July pics. I am having so much fun with this set. I used chipboard coasters to make this mini-frame. The ribbon is SU. I used stickles on the ice cream highlight. The cherry is a piece of real red cs punched with a 1/4" circle punch. I put crystal effects on it to make it shine. I had a lot of fun hogging...sharing little E yesterday while we waited for the fireworks. He did really well. He loves to hold Grandma! ;) Tomorrow night at 8:00 ET head on over to the All That Scraps message board. We are having a release party and there will be lot's of chatting and getting to know each other! The release will take place at 10:00 pm since it is a weeknight so everyone doesn't have to stay up all night.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

This Sweet Treats set is just as cute as can be! These will be available as a kit! Super cute paper, ribbon and embellishments.The kit will contain:
10 pieces of cardstock
6 pieces of pattern paper
7 yards of ribbon
36 brads
16 gems
1 Stardust Glitter Pen
1 Sweet Treats Stamp Set
1 Instruction sheet to make 5 cards
There is enough in this kit to make the 5 cards plus plenty more. This will be an every other month kit. The yummy on the monkey card was done using a chipboard coaster and harmony alphabet cuttlebug dies. After it was inked, I put a layer of stardust stickles on it. Don't ya love the cherry on top of monkey's cone? The coloring on both of these cards were done using my copic markers. I am loving these things. These two samples were my first attempts at blending with them. They are amazing! Tomorrow will be more samples with this set! I hope you are enjoying the previews of this release. Head on over to the
blog to see what the other girls have done. There is some amazing stuff over there!

Friday, July 4, 2008

This set is so stinking cute! Christine has done it yet again! This set is called Summertime Fun. All I can say is that it is fun. Lucky and Lulu have returned and so has our dear sweet monkey friend. There are also 4 sentiments with this one, Happy Summer, swimtastic, tubular and have fun. On the monkey card I used not quite navy textured card stock for the base. The circles were cut out using my circle nestabilities and on the colored ones, I used scallop scissors to do the outside edge. I used my sewing machine and swiss dots folder for texture. The ribbon is SU. Copic markers were used to color it and I used white gel pen and stickles for waves. I did some paper piercing on the corners.

The princess bucket was made with an adorable two year old princess in mind. I got the bucket and fillings for it at the $ store. I used pretty in pink for the background piece and used my swiss dots folder to give it some texture. I colored Lulu with copic markers. Her polka dots were done with white gel pen. I used my sewing machine, paper piercing and nestabilities for interest. There are stardust stickles on the bubbles and crystal effects for her swim goggles. This was a perfect gift for a beautiful princess on a hot day. She had a blast with her sidewalk chalk! I hope you like it!

This stamp set along with Pretty Kitties and another adorable set to be shown tomorrow will all be available at 10:00pm EST, Monday, July 7th. At 8:00pm we will be having a release party at the blog! Come play and chat!

Fireworks Have a Happy and safe 4th of July! Even with all the turmoil in this country we still have our freedom. Thank you to all who have served and who are serving at this time to keep it that way! Also thank you to the families of those who have or are now serving. Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I love this kitty set! When I saw this kitty with the crown, it so reminded me of my own Siamese princesses through the years. This set is called Pretty Kitties. There are two cat images, a mouse and 3 sentiments, One pretty kitty, One cool cat, and You're so cute. I used regal rose as the base for this and stamped my heart bg (also from C.C. Designs) with chocolate chip craft ink. It is embossed with clear embossing powder for shine. I used stickles and swarovsky crystals on the crown and stickles on her necklace. Ok, so it's a collar, but she thinks she is royal and deserves glitz! I am not sure if she caught the mouse or it came to her begging to sit by royalty. ;) Check in tomorrow for a peek at a new Summertime set! You are going to love it! It just makes me smile. The new release sets will be available at 10:00 pm EST on July 7th. The release party starts at 8:00 so come hang out with us and chat and have fun!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sorry I have been a little scarce. If you saw the previous posts you will see that I have been getting some loving from the adorable Eastton bug! He wanted to hold Grandma so he came to see me Sunday. He held me and held me and didn't want to let go! Hee hee. What a sweet angel. I am loving having a sweet baby around again.
Good thing it is Wednesday so you could get a stamping fix today! Don't ya love these colors together. Yummy! I had to pull out my surfer dude from my C.C. Designs summer set as I hadn't used it yet. The coloring is with my copic markers! (love 'em! ) I forgot to take a photo of the markers. I used Y21 for his hair, R11 for his shorts, E00 for his skin, and B95 and B97 for his surf board. Oh almost forgot, I used E 31 for the sand. After the sand was colored, I spritzed the sand with chocolate chip. Stardust stickles give his board lots of sparkle. I bet he looks hot on the beach. On the chocolate chip layer I used my C.C. Designs plaid bg stamp. I used my aquapainter and chocolate chip ink to dress up the plaid. The blue bayou layer wa put through my swirls cuttlebug folder and then distressed and sponged. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities! Tomorrow is the beginning of the countdown for the new release of the C.C. Designs stamps so you don't want to miss that. Super cute stuff! See you tomorrow!

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