Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bouncy Bouncy


     Could you use a laugh today?  Well I've got another fun card using the nutty Girlfriends from Art Impressions Stamps.  This set is called "Hop Hop".  Don't know about you but I was never any good at any of these modes of bouncy transportation.  LOL  As the sentiment says it can't be boring with these gals though.


     Hope you enjoyed this little bit of craziness in your day.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

MarkerPOP--anything goes
My Sheri Crafts--a moment of laughter
Aud Sentiments--sentiment for a friend

     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Crate Paper "On Trend", Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Hop Hop"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Pumice Stone Distress ink
Tools--MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border die, EK Success Corner Rounder, Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scallop Ovals
Miscellaneous--Crafters Square hemp cord

Monday, April 14, 2014

You Old Goat


     It's time for a brand new sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs and guess what!  Wendy is offering a $15.00 gift certificate for the winner.  Wowza, what a great prize.  You won't have any trouble at all spending it in the SugarPea store.  SugarPea stamps are not required for the sketch challenge.



     Playing with pencils again.  I still can't believe the difference I got with the better blending stumps.  I've used the other goat in the "Totes Ma Goats" set for this one.


     We'd love to have you come play along.  make sure you check out the inspiration from the other Peas.
     Happy Monday!

Supplies:
Paper--Studio Calico "Snippets", Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Totes Ma Goats"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils, OMS
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder, MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops, Lil' Inker Designs Small Sunshine die, Paper piercer, Tim Holtz ruler
Miscellaneous--Michaels button, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Laugh it up!


     I'm so excited to be doing some more Guest Designing for Art Impressions Stamps!  Totally LOVE me some Girlfriends as you know, but you'll be seeing some of their other great stamps too.  This set is called "Girlfriends Laughing".
     Now if you think my coloring looks a bit different on this one that's because I used Prismacolor pencils.  I had been a bit frustrated with my pencil results and thanks to a discussion with some of my SugarPea team mates, I found one way to help with that.  I had been using the cheapie blending stumps I had bought at Hobby Lobby.  It seems no matter how hard I rubbed there was no blending going on and I was left with ruts and shiny streaks.  I ordered several packages of the #2 ProArt Blending Stumps from 7 Kids College Fund.  Talk about a HUGE difference!  If you've been having the same problem you might want to switch to these.
     I still have a LONG way to go and a LOT to learn about using pencils, but I sure like using them better now that I have the right stumps.


     This set comes with three different sentiments.  I added mine to the inside of the card.


     Thank you all for making this such a wonderful week with all your lovely comments.  I know I've been super slow in getting around to visit you all.  It's been another rough week.  Still no answers on what's going on with me, but they are scheduling me for an upper scope shortly.  One good thing has come out of all this being a couch potato, I'm getting lots of coloring done.  LOL
     Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  Think hubby and I are going to venture out later and take in Draft Day.  I know Kevin Costner hasn't had too many great movies out in a while, but I've always liked him.  Hmmm????  Wonder if that's mostly because my hubby looks a LOT like him?  LOL
     Don't give up on me.  I'll be around as soon as I can.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts--a moment of laughter
Aud Sentiments--sentiment for a friend
7 Kids College Fund--Anything goes +twist of your fave CHA item
Twisted Tuesday--make me laugh

     Happy Saturday!


Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Stamps--Art Impressions "Girlfriends--Laughing Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils, OMS
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--Michaels Celebrate It ribbon, buttons from my stash

Friday, April 11, 2014

Good old snail mail


     Mail is almost a thing of the past, well actual letter writing that is.  I always have tons of junk mail in my box.  The age of technology has all but made a pen or pencil obsolete.  Maybelline seems to have received a good old fashioned letter though and she's enjoying it out in the beauty of spring.  "Maybelline Loves Mail" is one of the newest stamp releases from Stamping Bella.
     Today is Bellarific Friday so it's time to see what all my team mates and the Stamping Bella Sistahood made for the last challenge which was this sketch.

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     Maybelline was colored with Copics.  Here's her glamour shot.


     Hop on over to Blogabella and see what everyone created.  Next weeks challenge is to use one of those crazy Seniorita stamps from Christine Grove.  You can find them at Stamping Bella as well as other retailers.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girls--anything goes
Aud Sentiments--sentiment for a friend
Moving Along with the Times--Easter/Spring
Oldie But a Goodie--April Showers Bring May Flowers (Papers and buttons are ancient)

     Have a fabulous weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--Echo Park "This and That", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Maybelline Loves Mail", sentiment from Create with TLC
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Wink of Stella Clear pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--buttons from my stash

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A tisket a tasket


     Here comes Peter Cottontail...or in this case "Bunny Bo" from Mo's Digital Pencil.  Isn't he sweet with all his little chickie friends.
     Our super amazing Pat has chosen a theme of "Pinkalicious" for the new Mo's Digital Pencil bi-weekly challenge so I created an Easter card complete with a basket ready for some goodies.  The basket was made with 1/2" strips of white paper.  I embossed some and left some plain and then alternately weaved them together after inking the edges.  Then it just needed a little window dressing with some lace and ribbon.
     Here's a closer view of Bo and friends.


     We'd love to have you come join in the challenge for your chance at a $5.00 gift certificate.  Don't forget to join in the fun over at the clubhouse on FB too.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design--Easter/Spring
Simon Says Stamp--Happy Easter and/or Sweet Treats
Going Grey with Scrap Creations--Easter
Card Mania--Easter
My Craft Spot--Happy Easter
Sweet Stampin'--Easter

     Happy Thursday!


Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Vintage Bliss", Recollections,Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Bunny Bo", sentiment from SugarPea Designs "One Big Hoppy Family"
Ink--Copics, Pumice Stone Distress ink
Tools--Fiskars Grass punch, EK Success corner rounder, Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Scallop Circles, Memory Box Fabulous Phlox, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, lace and ribbon from my stash, Diamond Stickles

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks--Day 4

Final day of the new releases from SugarPea Designs and you are going to LOVE this one.  It's called "Totes Ma Goats".


Isn't he adorable!  There's a larger goat too and lots of fun sentiments.



Would you like to WIN the Totes Ma Goats stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Totes Ma Goats stamp set!

We will be announcing the winner of today's stamp set AND the winner of the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE at our online release party on the SugarPea Designs Facebook page this Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00 PM EST! We'd love to come have you chat with us, everyone is welcome!

Our fabulous April release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 9:00 PM EST this Thursday night!



Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dolled Up", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Totes Ma Goats"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles, MFT Die-namics Mini Tabs, paper piercer, Tim Holtz ruler
Miscellaneous--Recollections brads

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneak--Day 3


It's getting close to graduation time and today's SugarPea Designs reveal "Hat's Off to You" is perfect for making all those graduation cards.


I did lots of layering and added a pop of blue and some stars to dress it up.



Would you like to WIN the Hat's Off to You stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Hat's Off to You stamp set!

We will be announcing the winner of today's stamp set AND the winner of the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE at our online release party on the SugarPea Designs Facebook page this Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00 PM EST! We'd love to come have you chat with us, everyone is welcome!

Our fabulous April release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 9:00 PM EST this Thursday night!



Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye, Georgia Pacific, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Hat's Off to You"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles, MFT Die-namics
Miscellaneous:  Studio Calico wooden stars

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneak--Day 2

Day 2 of our SugarPea Designs Sweet Sneaks and today we are showcasing the "Don't Be Koi" set.


I couldn't resist adding the bubble texture and a little bit of vellum to this card.


Would you like to WIN the Don't Be Koi stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Don't Be Koi stamp set!

We will be announcing the winner of today's stamp set AND the winner of the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE at our online release party on the SugarPea Designs Facebook page this Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00 PM EST! We'd love to come have you chat with us, everyone is welcome!

Our fabulous April release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 9:00 PM EST this Thursday night!



Supplies:
Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Don't Be Koi"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals, Cuttlebug Bubbles embossing folder, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strip die