Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
For my second sample, I used a chipboard purse album that I found at Michael's in the $1.5o section ( I only used on page of it). I then covered both sides of it with this awesome Making Memories DP. I've embellished it using a swirl from my Pebble Chips (this is chipboard that comes in a bag that looks like a potato chip bag). I made one of the funky layered flowers that I've shown on my blog before and up in the left hand corner I made a tag with my fave sentiment from the set.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
As you know, Skipping Stones Design is having an auction of all the cards that were featured in our Hop(e) for Haiti Blog Hop on Tuesday. If you are interested in any of the cards you saw or in some stamp sets that are not yet released, Erin Grotegut compiled a list for you linking all of the auctions. You rock Erin!!!!
Hop(e) for Haiti
Pre-Release Stamp Auctions
Jennie Harper Card
Jackie Pedro Card
Chels Van Wyk Card
Deb Felts Card
Jeanne Tomshack Card
Angela Thomas Card
Bev Rousch Card
Erin Grotegut Card
Dawn Easton Card
Peggy Russell Card
Sarah Masteller Card
Debbie Fisher Card
Kim Teasdale Card
Mary Giezma (Gift & Card)
Latisha Yoast Card
Sharon Perry Card
Karen Giron Card
Kathi Carlson Card
Jamie Bova Card
Jen Del Muro Card
Kandi Phillips Card
Michelle Giraud Card
Sankari Wegman Card
Wendy Price Card
Laurie Schmidlin Card
Courtney Baker Card
Belinda Chang Langer Card
Heather Timmins Card
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
As a company, we wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the Haitian Earthquake. So we thought what better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause. Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on E-bay with all proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort (please check the Skipping Stones Design Website for the link to the auction). 100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross. We know that we can make a difference.
Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Belinda of Bella Bleu Paperie. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD012 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....
This sketch had me stumped...So many stamps, so many choices... what to do???? I searched through my stamps and my DP for hours. Kim Teasdale even got a phone call or two about it... I had a totally different stamp picked but changed it when I found the DP. I can't believe I've never noticed the pattern in this Basic Grey DP. (Does that mean I have too much DP??) I've used the strawberry and sentiment from the set Chocolate Vol. 2 (not released yet - I'm tempting you aren't I?)Hehehe....
I've colored the image with my Tombow Markers (my go to marker). I'm excited that Tombow will be having a "Specialist Degree" class that you can take (I understand it's along the same lines as having Copic Certification). I added Glossy Accents to the Chocolate to try to make it look like it was dripping from the Strawberry. I really like how it turned out.
Thank you for stopping by and your next blog to hop to is the amazing Kim Teasdale.
If there is a break somewhere along the way, there will be a master list at:
Order of participants:
Skipping Stones Design http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
Angela Thomas http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/
Kim Teasdale http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/
Dawn Easton http://treasureoilerdesignz.blogspot.com/
Karen Giron http://kgiron.blogspot.com/
Erin Grotegut http://www.inkysmiles.blogspot.com/
Christi Milliken http://www.blessingsonpaper.com/
Sarah Masteller http://sarahspapertray.blogspot.com
Sharon Perry http://ladybug820.blogspot.com/
Mary Giemza http://mycardz.wordpress.com/
Jen del Muro http://iheart2stamp.com/
Kandi Phillips http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
Sankari Wegman http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/
Laurie Schmidllin http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Amy Sheffer http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/
Chels Van Wyk http://www.scraptasticvoyage.blogspot.com/
Deb Felts http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/
Jennie Harper http://stampawaytheday.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Tomshack http://tomshack.blogspot.com/
Bev Rousch http://bevithia.blogspot.com/
Peggy Russell http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com/
Debbie Fisher http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/
Latisha Yoast http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/
Kathi Carlson http://kathiscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Jami Bova http://sgtstamper.com/blog/
Michelle Giraud http://twisted-chick.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Courtenay Baker http://courtbaker.blogspot.com/
Belinda Chang Langer http://cadnileb.blogspot.com/Thank you so much for hopping with us today!!!!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Welcome to the LOVE ME DO Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.
You should have arrived at my blog from Dana - one of the fabulous Bella Babes.
Can I just tell you how much I love my Stamping Bella goodies??? I truly am a Bella Addict (now if only my bank account would allow me more spending money) so I always just at the chance to participate in the Bella Blog Hops. I was surprised when I started looking through all my stamps as to how few I have that relate to love. Guess I need to do something about that right? ;-) So out came "Stella Does a Balancing Act". Now if only we all looked so good in the bath tub.... I've stamped and embossed the image and then colored with my Tombow Markers.
How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Friday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Jodi.
Friday, February 12, 2010
So on that note....
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Stamps: Bitty Botanicals (Clear Dollar Stamps), Sympathy set from Impression Obsession
Paper: Gina K White, Melon Mambo, MME DP, Bo Bunny DP, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Button, Linen Thread, Ribbon, Nestabilities
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We've been doing a lot of behind the scenes things at Skipping Stones Design. Heather (the owner of SSD) has brought together a wonderful group of ladies for a blog hop with an amazing cause. I've seen the list and WOW!!! Talk about talent!!!! I'm so excited to see what our fabulous guests create.
All of the cards featured in the blog hop will be auctioned off on Ebay with all proceeds going to the Haiti Relief Effort (money will be going to the Red Cross). During this time, Heather will also be donating $2 from each stamp set sold to this wonderful relief effort. Make sure you check out the Skipping Stones Website for the link to the Ebay auction.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I've had the set, Chic Martini, for a few weeks but was waiting for the right card to use it with. This Katherine Hepburn is one of my favorite quotes of all time. It's so much fun and makes you feel kinda naughty. Hehehe.....
As you can see, I tried to keep my card relatively simple. I've been hoarding this last bit of velvet flocked DP for quite some time and I will tell you I know longer have any left :-( It's such a sad day. I love the combo of black, white and pink so I knew I wanted to use Melon Mambo for the punch that this card needed. It really makes everything pop!
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Chic Martini by Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K Luxury White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Little Yellow Bicycle DP
Ink: Basic Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Pop Dots, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I'm loving making cards that are a bit more simple (well simple for me anyway). It's always nice having cards ready for any time that you need them. My family is notorious for letting me know last minute that they need a card so I now make sure I have a stock pile for many different things. For this card, I've used a new release from Clear Dollar Stamps called Peace for the Journey. I showcased a card last week that used it as well. It truly is a beautiful set.
CDS SETS USED: Peace for the Journey
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Gina K White, Rose Red, Pink Pirrouette, Indian Summer Basic Grey DP, Watercolor paper
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
ACCENTS AND TOOLS: Nestabilities, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Sponge
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I really like how my card turned out. I've had this Cherry Blossom Bittybloom from Stamping Bella since Mid-December but I haven't had time to play with any of my newer goodies. Terrible I know!!! They've been dying to see ink and I just haven't had the time to play. I've colored this Bittybloom with my Tombow Markers and then added Stardust and Yellow Stickles to her flower hat. Of course, considering it's Mercy's challenge I wanted to make another one of her paper flowers that she had a tutorial on. What a great embellishment and so quick and easy to make. It is almost impossible to tell in the picture but I sprayed it with Pearl Shimmer Mist for a little bit of sparkle.
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: CherryBlossom Bittybloom by Stamping Bella
Paper: Gina K White, Old Olive, October Afternoon Cherry Hill DP, Watercolor paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories and Tools: Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Nestabilities, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Yellow Stickles, Stardust Stickles, Button, Linen Thread, Pearl Shimmer Mist, Brads
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Belinda created a great sketch for us to work with this week, although, you know me I had to alter it just a tiny bit.... I was determined to use the Bed Head Momma from the set, Funny Coffee Vol. 1. I discovered that my rectangle nestabilities weren't quite big enough unless I wanted to eithe cut off some of her fabulous hair or part of her bunny slippers. So out came my Long Rectangle Nestabilities and away I went. I stamped what I call Bed Head Momma in Versafine Onyx Black and then embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I colored the image with my Tombow Markers (my fave coloring medium to date). I've dry embossed a couple of the layers with some of my Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Victoria and Paisley).
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I LOVE my DP!!! See that little scrap with the blue and green flowers - I have been hoarding it for quite some time waiting for a card to use it on. I was so excited when I realized I still have a bit of it left for another card!! Yeah!!! I love how well this color combo works together. See that cool flower??? I followed a tutorial that Mercy Kerin had on her blog about how to make them ( I think this just might be my new embellishment on my cards)
If you want to create a card using this weeks' sketch, make sure you use the keywords SSD10 in any online gallery or go to the Skipping Stones Blog and link your card there.
A little FYI....
Kim Teasdale will be teaching an online class at My Creative Classroom starting tomorrow all about Tombow Markers. She's a master at using Tombows and her class if fabulous!!! You'll want to check it out.
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Funny Coffee Vol. 1 by Skipping Stones Design
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Paper: Gina K White, Chocolate Chip, Bo Bunny DP, Scenic Route DP, Imaginesce DP, Watercolor paper
Accessories and Tools: Tombow Markers, Aquapainter, Long Nectangle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Punch, Button, Linen Thread, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Victoria Cuttlebug EF, Paisley Cuttlebug EF