Monday, May 31, 2010
If you have any men in your life, make sure you check out Clear Dollar Stamps and in the meantime check out what the DT has created for you today.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The DT has some fun things for you to look at today so make sure you check it all out and come back tomorrow for our last day of sneak peeks! Think Father's Day!!!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Check out what the girls have made today (see my sidebar for the CDS Girls).
Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks!!
Check out what the DT has created for eye candy this month!!!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Can you believe it? Two weeks in a row for me and Mercy's sketch challenges!! I'm so happy that I'm back into the swing of things in terms of doing fun sketches and challenges out there in blog land. I'm on vacation from one of my DT's for the next two months so I'll have a lot more time to play with some of my unloved and uninked stamps. The image I used is from Stamping Bella and was from one of their anniversary sales (it was a limited edition in the small size). The sentiment is from the Verve set called Feeling Groovy. I don't pull this set out enough but I love the sentiments. I've watercolored part of the image with Tombow Markers and then paper pieced both the rain boots and umbrella.
With the day I had, my mama definitely has said they're be days like this.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
For my card this week, I chose to use the new release, Home of the Brave. How ironic, that the only Canadian in the group got this set too!!! Heather must have channeled the fact that I did live in North Carolina for three years!!! NC will always have a piece of my heart - after all I did meet my amazing husband while I was living there. Because so many of the images in this set are truly American, I decided to use the ribbon image in support of the troops. I paper pieced the ribbons with a variety of DP's I had containing yellow. I decided to combine one of the smaller areas into the my actual yellow ribbon. I kinda like how it all turned out.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Hope you like it!!!
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Changito Space by Stampendous
Paper: Gina K White, Basic Gray, Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride, Watercolor paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Nestabilities, Waterbrush, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Cuttlebug
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Combined with the blog hop today, it's Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday and we have another absolutely amazing sketch from Jen del Muro!!! Jen is a master at sketches and I'm always in awe of the layouts she comes up with. Gotta love them!!!! Remember that if you make a card using today's sketch that you need to use the keywords SSD025 in any online gallery. We're always on the lookout for guest designers so you never know....
Holy Carp is most definitely my favorite set that Skipping Stones Design has released. My husband, my dad and my stepdad all LOVE to fish so I just had to have this set. It will definitely be seeing a lot of ink. (You'll be seeing a lot of it over the next month with my dad's bday and Father's Day coming up). There are so many wonderful images and the sentiments... OMGoodness!!!!! They'll have you cracking up - I let out quite the laugh when I first saw this set. I can't imagine what the people around me were thinking I was laughing at. If you have any guys in your life that like to fish - this is a must have. So loving it!!!
I've watercolored the image with my Tombow Markers (I swear I must be having an affair with my markers - they've seen me as much lately as I've seen my hubby). Then using two of my Cuttlebug Embossing folders I embossed the two DP layers and used sandpaper to rough them up. Like my charms??? One is an actual fishing hook....Reminder to self - they're sharp!!! I've got the bandaid to prove it - oops....
Hope you enjoyed the blog hop... Now head on over to Skipping Stones Design to check out the complete set of Holy Carp and Home of the Brave (a salute to the troops and 4th of July).
Stamps: Holy Carp by Skipping Stones Design
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Basic Black
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, MME DP (Quite Contrary Line), Watercolor paper
Accessories: Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Tombow Markers, Waterbrush, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Sandpaper, Buttons, Linen Thread, Fish Charm, Fishing Hook, Half Back Pearls.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Stamps: The First Step by Stampabilities
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, My Mind's Eye DP, Watercolor paper
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark, Old Paper Distress Ink
Accessories: Nestabilities, Sponges, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's that time of the week again - Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday - yeah!!! Jen del Muro is at it again with another wonderful sketch!!! Loving them!!! Jen's sketches are always so inspiring and this one is no exception (I'll definitely be using this one again - over and over). I've been busy lately and rushing to get cards done but I decided that I wanted to take the time and make something I absolutely love! And I am loving this one!!!! I've used DP from the Basic Grey Kioshi line and from Making Memories. I brought out my Cuttlebug and cuttlebugged this card to the hilt!!! ( I don't do this very often but looking at this card I really need to - I love the look of so many textures and patterns). For the image, I used one from the Dandelion Dreams set and used both Versamark and Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then embossed the image. I then sponged the background with Certainly Celery to complete the overall purple and green look to the card.
Make sure to check out the Skipping Stones website to see all the eye candy that the girls have created using this week's sketch. Don't forget to check out the wonderful guest designers blogs as well. Jen del Muro, Deb Felts and Jennifer Ingle all rocked it last week!!! So excited to have you ladies on board with us this month.
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Dandelion Dreams by Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K White, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Grey - Kioshi Line, Making Memories DP, Watercolor paper
Ink: Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Half Back pearls, Sponges, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Care to have a margarita?? After all, it's 5:00 somewhere right? Hehehe...After a couple weeks away from Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday I'm back!!! Life has been hectic but things are slowly settling down a bit again. Can I just say OMG OMG OMG!!!! With it now being May, guess what that means... A new sketch artist and this month - OMG!!!! It's Jen del Muro!!! WOW!!!! How exciting!! I love Jen's blog, I heart 2 stamp. It's amazing and Jen always has the most amazing eye candy to feast your eyes upon!!! Can you tell how excited I am? Jen is with us the entire month along with our fabulous Guest Designers, Deb Felts (gotta love her too!!!!) and Jennifer Ingle. This month is like having stamping royalty!!
Jen created an absolutely amazing sketch for us this week... and then I picked an image that was a little too big (you gotta love when you don't realize this until you are about to put the card together... oops!). SO needless to say, me being me... I altered the sketch a little. I moved the 3 buttons onto the vertical section (rather than being beside it) because it wasn't fitting quite right for me and then I omitted part of the sketch - can you tell what it was? I found that with the lime hanging out of the glass that having a circle (or any small shape) didn't make sense and crowded the image.... I promise you Jen that next week I'll follow your sketch to the letter!!!
I used one of the images from the set called Margarita Birthday that I colored with my Tombow Markers and then used Diamond Stickles around the rim of the glass to look like sugar. Hope you like it!!!
For those of you that missed the PMS Sale... It's been extended until May 7th at Midnight. You can save up to 25% on stamps and who doesn't love a sale? Check out the Skipping Stones Website for details.
Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Margarita Birthday by Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K White, Chocolate Chip, Crate Paper DP, Bo Bunny DP, Watercolor paper
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Tombow Markers, Water brush, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Nestabilities, Stickles, Clear Detail Embossing Powder