Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sugarplums Emma & Trevor

I am in love with this new Sugarplum set! Stinking cute is what that is. Grin. I got to use some of my new spellbinders stuff with this card and I am loving how it turned out. This along with 4 more sets will be available Monday night at 10:00 pm EST at All That Scraps. We will be having a release party at 8:00. I hope you can come. If you head over to the blog, you can have a chance to win this set along with the others we are previewing the next few days.
CS: Barely banana, papertrey white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics, E25, E27, E00, E11, W1, C1, C3, chocolate chip
Spellbinders: Curved Rectangles S5-006, Pierceabilities Victorian S4-167, Flower Creations S4-072, Impressibilities Flowers I2-1004
embellishments, May Arts ribbon, brads SU, swarovsky crystals

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cookie Crumbs Tilly

Diane is releasing another cow set on Monday night. This one is Cookie Crumbs Tilly. She cracks me up! The base is done with sahara sand, embossed with the cuttlebug pindot folder and the flower border folder. Ribbon is random. I colored it with copics. The big flower has crystal effects on it for shine. Spica clear pen was used for some bling. The whole thing was sponged with chocolate chip ink.
CS: Sahara sand, chocolate chip, pink pirouette, papertrey white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, copics: RV11, RV34, YG93, YG95, E31, E40, E41, E55
Spellbinders: Pinking Pierce pierceabilities S4-165, Nestabilites Classic Rectangles Nest-003, Flower Creations S4-072
Check back tomorrow when I will have another super cute preview for you! I know I say this every month, but seriously you don't want to miss this one. Cute, cute stuff! :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New cookie crumbs stamps!

Diane has new Cookie Crumb stamps! How cute are these? I made this cute little bag to fill with yummy chocolate chip cookies. Thanks Andrea for helping Mom get the job done. Super easy, super cute. Who wouldn't love getting a treat like this. You can order these stamps today at ATS. Check out the gallery while you are over there as well for more ideas with these stamps. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pics from retreat

The fabulous Marianne Walker teaching us wonderful things to do with our copics! So much fun! Stacey and Eli watching intently so they won't miss a thing.

Dinner at Olive Garden our last night in Phoenix. Front Julie Overby (my roomie! mwah), Debbie Seyer (love you and miss you girl!) and in the back Stacey Caron (love you Stacey!) and me. Ok so I love them all! It amazes me how much we all connected like from the very beginning. I feel like all these fabulous talented women are my Sisters. We bonded from the first words out of our mouths.

This is our first night in Phoenix and we are eating. Hee hee, see a pattern here. On the left is Karen Taylor (love you babe!), Stacey, Mary Pfaff, and Kim Hupke (our fabulous education director). On the right starting in the back: Karen Hunsaker, Debbie Seyer is in there but you can't see her, me and Jennifer Davis. I have a cool story for you. We found out who made the team the end of Feb. We have been chatting back and forth on line since that time so we could get to know each other better before retreat. About a week before we left for retreat we were talking and Jennifer sent a pic of a kindergartner and asked if I recognized this child. I was like "Shut Up!". I babysat Jen when I was a newly married, new Mom. It was so good to reconnect with her again. She grew up, but she is still the sweet lil girl I used to take care of. How fun is that? I can't even begin to thank Stacey, Kim, Cathy, Eli and Jeff enough for the fabulous time and bonding we were able to participate in. The cross promotional companies were so generous and Stacey showered us with fabulous Spellbinders products. She even snuck into our rooms and left fun gifts on our beds. Cute little purses with lipgloss, frames, stuff to soak our tired feet and take fabulous baths, candles, yummy body spray, soft fuzzy socks! It was amazing. I will never ever forget this retreat. K, I am off to get some more DT stuff done. Gotta meet those deadlines. :)

Wednesday DT challenge

The challenge at ATS today is to do something out of the box. When I issued the challenge it sounded easy, well my brain is fried. Haa haa With that said, I took the lame way out. The flowers are my out of the box flowers from my S4-136 Classic Heart and S4-137 Classic Scalloped heart die templates. From now on so you know what I am talking about I will start the numbering with the smallest die working out from there. I used die number 1 (being the smallest) in both sets. Clear as mud? The flowers were cut with barely banana cs. The base is cool Caribbean and soft sky is the embossed piece. I used my fabulous I2-1001 Paisley impressabilities template. I love these things. You can cut them up and just use pieces of them. Because of that I would suggest having two, one to cut up and one to keep as one piece. I did like the impression best when spritzed lightly with water. The image was cut and embossed using the S4-185 LG Octagon number 5 and the basic grey dp using the S4-187 Large Scalloped Octagons number 5. The ribbon is May arts and buttons basic grey. Copics used were: B34, B37, Y21, Y23, YR61, YR65, YG93, YG95, YG97, W1, 0, and BG10 for the airbrushing. To get the texture on my bird, I used my colorless blender and just dotted over and over on the bird. Spica glitter pens were added as bling. Check the ATS blog for more fabulous out of the box projects. I hope you all have a fabulous day and don't forget to enjoy the possibilities.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

More retreat pics

(* Edited to add, The two girls in the pic are my daughter and granddaughter, not me. I am done having babies.) I had to add this pic. I love how she is kissing her little sister. She draws pictures for her to and puts them up Mom's shirt so lil Sis can see. About a week ago she poked her finger in Mom's belly button and told her to come out. Giggle. Hopefully real soon this little one will arrive. Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities.

Monday, April 20, 2009

First pics of retreat goodies

Here are pics of my Spellbinders goodies. We got to play and learn how to use all these fabulous products. If that weren't enough, I have ordered more! I have spent the day cleaning, throwing out and making room for stuff. I have organized what I did bring home so that when the boxes with the rest show up, I will have somewhere to put it all. I really, really need my expedit shelves. Too bad Ikea is 4 hours away. I hope you all have a fantastic evening. Check back tomorrow, and I will show you some more. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spellbinders retreat

There are no words, just wow! I have so much information crammed in my brain it feels like it is going to burst. I can't thank Stacey enough for this fabulous opportunity. I came home with some life long new friends. Every one of you girls rocked. Thank you so much for including me in this fabulous group of talented women. I will never look at Spam the same way again. ;) I am showing a pic of the loot we returned home with. Some of mine is being mailed so I can't take pics of mine. Tomorrow will be a busy day of getting Thank you's off and getting some of the pics emailed. I will try to share more then. Until then enjoy the pics. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wednesday DT challenge

The challenge for this week is to use buttons on your creation. I used Diane's Cookie Crumbs Ladybug Friends for this black and red number. Paper is SU riding hood red and DP. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I am under the clock to get ready for Phoenix so I will answer any questions when I return. Have a super week and enjoy the possibilities!

Flower tutorial

I have been getting tons of requests for a tutorial on my flowers. Hee hee you are in luck! I already did one. It is a couple of posts down but I will put the link here as well. I am busy getting ready for my Spellbinders retreat trip to Phoenix! Can we say excited? I will have the Wednesday challenge up for tomorrow though. Have a super great day and enjoy the possibilities!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday DT challenge

I am so excited about this challenge! :) I challenged the girls to use their microbeads. I saw this challenge to do a flower pot over at SCS. My little brain started rushing around and this is what I came up with. I still can't get the silly grin off my face. Isn't it cute? I have a next door neighbor who is also my eye doctor. Her birthday is Friday and she is getting this baby. I am so jealous! I wish it was my birthday then I would keep it.
Paper used: chocolate chip, papertrey white, papertrey kraft, pink pirouette.
Ink: Chocolate chip, Memento tuxedo black, pretty in pink, Ch. chip craft
Stamps: C.C. Designs Hunny Bunnies, Amy R. Stamps Birthday Sentiments, SU Priceless
Accessories: Inkssentials opaque white, cuttlebug pindot folder, clear ep, May arts ribbon, microbeads, create-a-cut (scallops on pot), basic grey buttons, Spellbinders Classic Scallop Hearts (flowers), Spellbinders Classic scallop paisley (leaves)
Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's day 4!

Today we are featuring Amy's new Birthday Sentiments set. This set has so many stamps! Amy has some fantastic sentiment sets that are a must! I could never have enough sentiments. :) I also had to use Celebrate again. Isn't this girl and her balloon just the cutest? I had to order some paper from SU as some of my colors were getting low and I got me some of this Rockabilites paper. So cute! I love these cherries. Riding hood red is the base for the card. I had another one of these paper flowers sitting on my stamp table and decided to use it. Coloring was done with my copics. I heart my copics! Copics used: E00, E11, E31, E49, E27, E29, R46, R89, G20, G21. Nestabilities die templates used: Classic Rectangles, Double Ended Tags. Pindot cuttlebug folder, stickles, EK Success wavy border punch,paper piercer, sew mini. You can win this sentiment set! All That Scraps is also celebrating a second Anniversary. Check out the blog for more fun stuff. All these new sets will be available Monday April 6th at 10 pm. EST. Have a super happy safe Sunday and don't forget to enjoy the possibilities!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 3 ~ Celebrate

These Gingersnap Celebrate stamps are the cutest evah! Who doesn't love cupcakes? I am back in my chocolate mode. You didn't think I would stray for long did you? The designer paper is Basic Grey Chatsworth. It is so yummy with the lace. My lace was white and I airbrushed it to get chocolate. Copics: R81, 83, 85; E00, E11; E31, E27, 29; E49; G20, 21. I airbrushed with E37, R81, and G20;R46, 89. The sentiment is from Amy's new Birthday Sentiment set. I have another cute card to show you tomorrow with that set. (hint: it's not chocolate) Other embellishments: Basic Grey buttons, brads, ribbon May arts pink sheer with white dots, Chocolate ribbon SU, Labels 2 nestabilities die templates, tags trio, Inkssentials white gel pen.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Loving these birdies!

Christine really outdid herself this time! I love these adorable birdies. How cute are those long eyelashes? You can win this set at the ATS blog! I don't usually use a white base and I am not sure why. I love the crisp white on the background of this. The paper is Basic Grey marrakech chai and chamomile. Aren't these colors yummy? Copics are YG95,97; YR61,65, 68; BG10, 11, 13; B93,95; C1, 3, 5, 7. I used stickles and spica clear and crystal effects on this image. It sparkles and shines like no other. :) Nestabilities used were Labels One, Classic ovals, Classic scalloped ovals, and Long scalloped rectangles. Tomorrow I get to show off another cute set so be sure to come see! You will love it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

All That Scraps release time again!

Diane has been hard at work yet again! She created this adorable Ladybug Friends set. It will be released Monday night along with the other C.C. Designs sets and Amy has a new one. I used real red as my base on this. The vellum is cs vellum from SU. Copic colors are E31, E49, R46, R89, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1. I finally got a tutorial made for the flowers.

Cut out 8 of the smallest classic scallop heart. If you are doing a bigger flower cut 5 of the smallest and 5 of the next size up. I stamped these with my polka dot background stamp from All That Scraps.

I sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink.

Stack them on top of each other and punch a 1/8" hole in the bottom of the hearts. In this pic, I punched a little too close to the bottom. Move up a bit higher.

Take the whole pile and scrunch em! I undo and redo several times to really rough them up.

Next take a brad and arrange the petals in an even circle. Open up the brad in the back. Pick up your flower and scrunch the petals and work with them until you have a pretty flower. :) I hope you enjoyed the process. Sorry about the couple of out of focus pics. I hope you get the idea. Stay tuned tomorrow for another super cute set! Have a great day and enjoy the possibilities.

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