Friday, May 28, 2010

Fore You


Here is a card I made for my Pastor's birthday. He is a big golf enthusiast and fan of my cards so I think he will love this. Have a lovely long weekend and Happy Memorial Day everyone!


Recipe: Stampendous Changito stamps, PTI Enjoy the Ride sentiment stamp, PTI Stampers Select White- Kraft- Spring Moss cardstock, Tim Holtz On the Edge die, Nesties Labels 12 dies, Memento Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart Ink, Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink, Reflections pearls, Copics: YG23 YG25 E51 E93 E71 E77, Spica clear and silver glitter pens

Thursday, May 27, 2010

DeWyze Choice....

Here is a quick graduation card...it is in honor of our new American Idol..... Lee DeWyze! He graduated from working in a paint store in IL to being our American Idol... and he was so humble about it...I think he was on the verge of crying when he won! He seemed genuinely shocked that he won.... I personally voted for him 3 times because I wanted to see him win...and I got my votes worth!

Recipe: digi stamp by Fire Cracker Designs, Core'dinations cardstock, Tim Holtz Damask Texture Fade embossing folder, sanding block, Want2scrap pearls, Copics: Y00 Y13 Y15 BV00 BV04 BV08 E40 E42

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WOYWW and Chit Chat

I am bad and have not made anything for 5 days. I know I know! Bad! But... I figured I would participate in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and show you the new Tim Holtz Texture Fades.... these are the Damask and Regal Flourish Texture Fades.... I used them on Coredinations cardstock and they give a very deeply embossed image. Look at how clearly the patterns stand out and I haven't even sanded them yet.

Now on to the chat...American Idol...what can I say?
Lee and Crystal were both really good...Crystal was actually excellent...but I still don't like her that much. I remember thinking wow, that chick can sing...but I still don't particularly care for what she sings...this thing could go either way...

What the heck was with the singles...I was so shocked that they didn't sing the same song... I was actually disappointed. And what the heck is with Cara this year? Why does she sound so pretentious every time she gives a comment. When did she become the be all end all of the music industry. I guess she is, what with all the number one hits she writes and produces...but still...

Did you watch Glee? I love that darn show. When that beanie baby fell off of Rachel's outfit and Curt said..."And... we have a jumper!" I actually spit out my soda. That darn show is just hilarious. I need to go back and watch all the original episodes that I never got to see.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Copic Color Combo suggestions for Cloetzu


Here are some Color combination suggestions for Cloetzu on Splitcoast.
It is so much easier to order colors online if you can see what they look like together first. If anyone would like any other suggestions please let me know and I will post some more combos on my blog. I was lucky enough to pick up a few more markers at Expo on Friday...along with a whole bunch of other goodies. I will be posting up some projects with them shorly.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Friday on a Thursday!

I know it is Thursday...but it feels like my Friday as I have the day off tomorrow so that I can go to Scrapbook Expo in Somerset NJ! YEA!!!! A whole expo center full of vendors that sell all sorts of great crafty things. I am going to go into shopaholic overdose. I plan to get there early and wear comfy shoes...lol! I am going to do every make and take they've got to make up for the last couple of years that I got there late and it was so crowded that there was little left to make or buy. So since today is my Friday...and I probably will not get to post tomorrow...here is a card for you. I made this for my best friend's niece Dorothy for her birthday coming up in two weeks... she will be 6. I thought this cutie looked just like her with the curls...so cute!

Recipe: Cheery Q digi by Tiddly Inks, American Crafts and Chatterbox patterned paper, PTI Stampers Select White and Dark Chocolate cardstock, Basic Grey opaline half back pearls, SU! Modern Label Punch, Copics: RV10 R81 R83 R85 B41 B45 B37 E35 E25 E29 E55 E35 E37 E000 E00 E21 R20


PS- Have you seen Pink Cat Studio's new butterfly digis? I just had to buy the entire release b/c I love me some butterflies....ugh I had just put myself on a digi diet too! Oh well they were too cute to resist. Their design team made the most beautiful samples with these digis... Check them out over on the PCS blog if you would like.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gypsy Mojo and Glee and American Idol chit chat


When I saw this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I just knew I had to play along. I took a few liberties and flipped the sketch sideways to suit my image. Overall, I really like how the card turned out.

Recipe: Mae digi from Some Odd Girl, SU! Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock, PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock, Gypsy Sisters patterned paper and brad, SU! Twine, Nesties Labels 1, Star Dust Stickles, Memento Rose Bud ink, PTI Sentiment from Enjoy the Ride stamp set, Copics: hair- E35 E55 E37 skin- E000 E00 E21 R20 clothes n flowers-C5 RV06 RV19 RV69 BG23 BG15 BG49

Chit Chat-
Did anyone else see Glee last night? Wow- Lea Michele is like Idina Menzel's clone. Great casting, their duet was amazing. I even liked Matthew and Neil's Dream On rendition and what's his name- Artie doing the Safety Dance. What great productions! I am definitely a Gleek! Next week Lady Gaga...should be really funny with all the costumes.
Idol was kind of boring. I think Lee was really great last night. He really brought something special to his second song. I think Casey is going home tonight for sure.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Robomommy

Pfew! That was one long weekend....man was I tired by the end...I slept for 12 hours straight on Sunday. Between wedding dress shopping, 60th birthday parties, and old friends visiting, I was beat. I did manage to get some quick coloring done.

Here is a card I made for my best friend Gina. (aka my baby niece Ava's mother). Now this started out as a congratulations card to celebrate her graduation...she just got her masters! But since my Gina friend now has a five month old and a 6 and 7 year old niece and nephew that live with her...it became a WOW - you are awesome for all that you do card. When I saw this Robot Mother digi by MyScrapChick I thought....yup- that is Gina... Robomommy!

Recipe: Robot Mother digi from MyScrapChick, Heidi Grace patterned paper, PTI Stampers Select White and Blush Pink cardstock, Nestabilities, Bershire Spring Snowball ribbon, May Arts Antique Rose Ribbon, Memento Angel Pink Marker, Scor-Tape, SU! Modern Label Punch, SU! Dazzling Diamonds, Copics: C00 C1 C3 R81 R83 R85 RV10 0

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Have you seen Debbie's Birthday candy over at Passion For Crafts? It is a really sweet kit that includes copics. You can check it out here: http://passionforcrafts.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 14, 2010

You've Got Mail

Happy Friday! I just had oral surgery...ugh... I look like someone punched me in the face. But it is a great excuse to stay home and make something. I had to use this Elisabeth Bell image from SCACD...it reminded me of me drinking soda and playing on my netbook in my pj's...which happens everyday!!!
I did get to score some cute dollar bin finds yesterday at Michael's...Poolside Paperie Buttons and Metal Butterflies. So I used them here on my card.

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend.

Recipe: You've Got Mail stamp -Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Making Memories Poolside Paperie Buttons and Metal Butterflies, Die Cuts With A View Garden Party Stack, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Edge Punch, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Marker,PTI Spring Rain and Stampers Select White Cardstock, SU! Brilliant Blue Cardstock, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Alterations Stylized Labels Die, Copics: B12 B14 B16 B18 B41 E000 E00 E11 C1 C3 C5 E35 YR21 E99 E97

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wedding Wishes

Made another Belles 'n Whistles card for your viewing pleasure.


Recipe: Wishes by Belles 'n Whistles, PTI sentiment from Enjoy the Ride, Making Memories Vintage Finds papers, SU! Creamy Caramel cardstock, PTI Stampers Select White cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black and Dessert Sand ink, va Pearl flourish, Prima Roses, Tim GHoltz Antique Linen Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Alterations Baroque Die, Nestabilities Labels One, Dimensionals, Michaels Pearl Brad, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Bobbin Ribbon, Copics:
E33 E35 E37 E40 E41 E42 E43 E47 YR21 E53 E55 E99 E97 E11 E00 E000 R20 V12 V01 B18 B12 B16 B14 C1 C3 C5 G21 G82 G24 G20

Belles 'n Whistles DT Call!

Happy Wednesday! I promised a new card with a new color scheme and here it is...PINK!!

I made this card for the Belles 'n Whistles Design Team Call. For those of you who've always wanted to join a Design Team, here's a chance! A new release is in the works and in anticipation, BNW is now seeking to add a few new members to their Design Team. There are four positions up for grabs, open to crafters worldwide!

If you are interested...visit the Belles 'n Whistles blog and submit your project using Mr.Linky on the DT call posting there. you have only until tonight to submit!

Of course I had to throw my hat in the ring because you know I love me some Elisabeth Bell images! Lol!


Recipe: Big Beary Hugs by Belles 'n Whistles, Pink Cat Studio digi sentiment, PTI Sweet Blush - Pink Shimmer- Stampers Select White cardstock and Pretty Pastels patterned paper, Tim Hotltz On the Edge Scrollwork Die, Nestabilities, charm and paper rose and pearl string from bridal collection at Michaels, Prima roses, Sewing Basket pin, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, floral Bobbin ribbon, Copics: E00 E000 E21 R20 G20 YG11, G24 RV10 RV11 RV32 RV34 B41 B45 B37 E31 E34 E55 R83

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A Bo Kinda Birthday!

I made a card, I made a card! Yea! I was so lazy this weekend and hadn't made anything. I had started this card last week...but it looked unfinished to me. Finally I decided to do the little photocorner thingies and viola! A finished card. And I put a strip of patterned paper on the envelope to match, too!

This card is for my Dad...it is his 60th Bday on Thursday. I tried to make it as manly as possible.... and yes I used those free American Crafts Metropolitan papers again...I went by Michael's and snagged another bunch of them for free from the clearance section on Friday. This is the last card for a while with these colors, I promise I will make something totally different!!! I will, I swear!


Recipe: Bo digi stamp from Tiddly Inks, American Crafts Patterned and Glitter Paper, PTI Hawaiian Shores and Stampers Select White Cardstock, SU! Photocorners punch, Modge Podge Gloss Luster glue, Pea Sara's Script computer font, Copic Markers- G20 G82 G24 E40 E42 E21 E23 E25 BG11 BG13 BG23 BG15 BG49


Monday, May 10, 2010

NSR- Non stamping related...Wedding chat...

My Post Today is Non-stamping related but just as fun...today is all things Wedding!!! I have spent the entire weekend reading bridal magazines and surfing the web for ideas. I have 4 weddings coming up, none of them mine of course as I am always a bridesmaid...never a bride. ;0)


I have two showers coming up in the next 2 months, and two destination weddings as well as one wedding planned for next year. I am going gown shopping Saturday with a bunch of my besties for Marle's dress. I decided I should do some research and pick out at least a few suggestions so I will not be that bridesmaid that just wrinkles her nose at all the options and doesn't have anything constructive to contribute to the process.

Here is my top pick for a bridesmaid gown...Marle is thinking about purple....so when I saw this I thought it would look cute on everyone...

WTOO- Style 731 in Violet Bridalgownsbyroma.com 973-777-9344

I like this style for a formal night time wedding....


Jim Hjelm JH8057 Ivory Silk Faced Satin bridal ball gown, strapless asymmetrical draped bodice, double bubble pick up skirt, chapel train


My favorite dress is the one at the top of the post. David Tutera by Faviana...Olivia

Here is the back.
This dress is so simple and elegant! I just love love love it.

I Do I Do
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35 South St
Morristown,NJ, 07960
Phone: 973-993-6215

Sybil by Maggie Sottero


Slim line gown with sweetheart neckline and corset closure. Diagonal ruching throughout the bustline is accented with jeweled detailing at the empire waist. Gossamer Chiffon moves and flows throughout the gown with graceful lightness.



JSM1228 Maggie Sottero
One-piece, strapless, A-line gown with zipper closure. A dash of sparkle highlights the neckline of this Delustered Satin gown, and a vintage inspired floor-length lace jacket makes an unforgettable impact with shimmering beaded embellishments.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

For all the Mothers....

For all the Mothers out there. Happy Mother's Day!


Recipe: Becca Kay digi stamp, Valerie computer font, Scallop Oval and Labels 12 Nestabilities, Flowers from bridal section at AC Moore, Jolee's Embellishment Stickers, Making Memories Spring Trim, PTI Stampers Select White- Vintage Cream- Spring Rain,Kaisercraft Airy Fairy Patterned Paper, Baby Oil, Prismacolor Pencils Powder Blue Sky Light Blue Light Cerulean Blue, Copics E29 E25 E99 BG0000 B21 B32 B34 YR21 YR24 E0000 E00 E000 R20 B01





Saturday, May 8, 2010

My Wonderful Mother

One more Mother's Day card using my free American Crafts paper that I scored from the clearance section at Michael's. The first time I saw this frame digi from Bird's Cards I envisioned popping up the flowers , so I finally did it here. Lots of cutting but I think the effect is worth it.

This is the actual card I gave to my Mother. I hope she likes it. I got her one of those crazy Topsy Turvy Tomato Planters because she has her own greenhouse on her porch. I figured we could try it out and see if it will grow indoors. I also altered a composition notebook for her.... she opened that early and loved it. She is taking a class all this weekend so we have to postpone our Mother's day celebration till next week. I am taking her to see Iron Man 2...I know, it is so... not girly, but we love those types of superhero movies. My mom is my superhero...I nicknamed her Super Curl! She ran out into the street one night to put out the trash in her curlers and bathrobe and her bathrobe was flapping in the breeze like a cape ... the name just sort of stuck!


Recipe: Camellia Frame by Birds Cards, SU! Sentiment, Prima Say it In Pearls Butterfly Swirls, American Crafts Metropolitan patterned paper and Glitter paper, PTI Stampers Select White cardstock, PTI Aqua Mist cardstock, Smooch illuminate, Ecohouse Citrus Cleaner and CVS Wooden Stick Cotton Swabs, Prismacolor Pencils: Light Aqua Pale Sage Jade Green Limepeel Celadon Green Muted Turquoise Apple Green, Copics: BG11, G20