Monday, July 26, 2010

On Vacation!


Hi Everybody! Sorry I have been so quiet. Been packing and getting ready to leave on vacation. I
will be in Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel for a week! Can't wait to get there. Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scrappy Pages

Hi Everyone! I know I have been quiet for a few days. I am working on a scrapbook to give to one of my best friends as a Wedding gift. We are also giving her a small album from all her friends for her shower. Here are my two pages from the group album. I am not sure about most of the supplies as they were mailed to me by one of the other ladies planning the shower.

Here is what I did add to the kit....Stampin Up markers in pink and yellow colors...not sure which ones, SU! rub ons and stamps that match Walk in the Park collection, SU! Simply Scrappin Kit You Are Sweet, PTI Sumer Sunrise cardstock, Martha Stewart Daisy Margarita edge punch, Copics Markers YG03 YG13 RV06, YG95, Y38, Nesties Label One

Friday, July 16, 2010

Challenging Mermaid!

TGIF! I am back...so sorry to be gone so long. I had a bought of food poisoning...just awful!!
Since I was bedridden I got a chance to do a bunch of coloring. I decided to play along with the All That Scraps Monochromatic challenge and the Color Me Copic Black and White Challenge which has a great tutorial by Rach. I used with W00 W1 W3 W5 W7 for my black and white and threw in a cream colored handrolled rose that I made...love those roses...great use of my scrap papers.



Recipe: Shimmer Redkelp digi stamp by Sweet November Stamps, Sentiment by Amy R from Summer Sentiments collection, CC Designs Copic Quality Cardstock, SU Creamy Caramel Cardstock, PTI Vintage Cream Cardstock, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress ink sponged, Want2Scrap pearls, Creative imaginations and Making Memories Vintage Findings patterned paper, Tim Holtz Symphony Tissue Tape, Nesties label 8, Hero Arts Little Clothes Pins, Island Lagoon Metal Accent Charms by the Paper Company Studio, Martha Stewart Adhesive Foam, Copics W00-W7

Monday, July 12, 2010

Butterfly Chi

Happy Monday everybody! I hope you all had a good weekend. I had a very relaxing weekend...however I think I have pulled a few underused muscles last night. I decided to start working out and eating healthy...yes again..lol! I am trying not to restrict anything per se...just limit the junk and increase the healthy fruits, nuts, veggies, fish... water. So, I thought in addition to my new healthy meal plan, a great inexpensive cardiovascular excercise would be jumping rope. I figured, hey... I used to jump rope all the time as a kid and jumping up and down definitely counts as excercise. Well apparently it is not as easy as I remember. I have never felt so hot, sweaty, or out of breath in my life! And that was only after 5- 7 minutes. I can't even tell you how many times I got tangled in the rope too! Anyway... I will keep at it and hopefully with some practice I will improve.

Above is a quick card I made last night after the jump rope disaster.


Recipe: Chi digi by Tiddly Inks, sentiment by PTI, various pink cardstock Reflections, Martha Steward Daisy edge punch, Studio G die cut card base, (I am not sure what the patterned paper is...but it is a loose sheet from Michael's), Want2Scrap pearls, Jenni Bowlan stick pins, handmade rolled flowers from scrap paper, making memories animal crackers sticker, memento tuxedo black and rose bud markers, Copics: 100 C9 C7 C5 C3 C1- hair, E30 E31 E33 E95 - face, R81 R83 R85- dress

Friday, July 9, 2010

Kim's Grass Coloring Tutorial

Happy Friday! Have you seen the great tutorial today on Color Me Copic on how to color grass with Copic markers? If you haven't go check it out. You can also check it out on Kim's blog.. Paperbabe. Isn't her card above a beauty! What are you still doing here... go check it out!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jodi's Birthday Candy!

Jodi of Inked Inspirations has some BIG Birthday candy!! She is giving away 5 different prizes. You will have until Midnight July 31st (PST)to participate. Check out the deets over on her blog.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Have a Fin-Tastic Birthday!

Check out the latest release from Sweet November Stamps...mermaids collection available at All That Scraps. I loved Current Ebbtide the moment I saw her and squealed with delight when I saw she was available in digi....instant gratification! This card is for my Auntie's birthday on Friday. Lets hope the USPS is half as fast with delivering the card as it was to downloading this digi!
Recipe: Current Ebbtide digi stamp by Sweet November Stamps, Amy R Stamps Summer Sentiments, Me & My Big Ideas Starfish Specialty Paper, Wrights Rick Rack, Mark Richards USA Crystal Stickers Clusters, CC Designs Copic Quality Cardstock, Rose Bud Memento Ink, SU! Melon Mambo cardstock, Smooch Illuminate, Copics: face- E11 E13 E15 R43 hair E35 E37 E57 E59 tail and shells- BG0000 BG000 BG02 BG15 BG45 BG49 YG11

Monday, July 5, 2010

Going Swimming during an Eclipse


Well it is officially at heat wave...it was over 100 degrees today. Thank goodness I went to see Eclipse and was able to beat the heat by doing some card making...but I kinda wish I had gone swimming. Since I don't have a pool...this card was the next best thing. I decided to play along with the Sketch Saturday challenge this week...



Recipe: Going Swimming digi by Tiddly Inks, Sun digi by Tiffany's Doodles, Amy R Stamps Summer Sentiments, CC Designs Copic Quality Cardstock, Tangelo Memento Ink, DCWV Safari and Glitter Cardstock, Coredinations Cardstock, Damask Tim Holtz Texture Fade, Petaloo Dazzlers, Copics: Y32 Y35 Y38, R30 R32 R43, YR00 YR12 YR15, Y21 Y23 YR21 YR23, BG0000 BG34, E000 E00 E93

By the way if you are not a Twihard and are on the fence as to whether or not to see Eclipse...definitely go. My best friend went with me and she has not read the books or seen all the other movies...and she LOVED it!!! Her exact words were..."When do we get to see the next one!" LOL!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Birthday America!


Technically I am not late with my card... it is still the 4th and before the Macy's Fireworks display...so I am just in time! I went to see the fireworks display two towns over last night and it was so beautiful... I don't think I have been to see the actual fireworks since I was a kid.

My card was inspired by the awesome finale fireworks that looked like shimmery pearls in the sky...Happy 4th of July!

Recipe: Kenny Kiernan Download Diva digi, Designed 2 Delight I Heart the USA digi, ZVA creative pearl swirl, Wrights Rick Rack, Mark Richards USA Crystal Stickers Clusters, Shabby Princess digital papers, Brothers Sisters Design Studio patterned paper, Mulberry Paper, SU! 1 3/4 circle punch, EK Success 2" Scallop Punch, Nestabilities Jumbo Petite Scallop die, Coredinations Cardstock, CC Designs Copic Quality Cardstock, Copics: E0000 E000 E00 E93 skin BG05 BG01 eyes, C1 C3 C00 B41 B45 B26 clothes, R39 E37 E35 B21 B24 B28 heart E29 E27 E25 E23 custom, E21, 0 hair

Friday, July 2, 2010

Get Well Soon

Here is a get well soon card I made for my Mommy's best friend's husband. He is not feeling well so I thought he could use some TLC from Doctor Annie!

So far day one of my 5 day Independence weekend is off to a great start. The weather here is gorgeous and I just enjoyed the best raspberries ever! Thank god for whoever invented fat free cool whip!



The clouds in the sky are so perfect don't they almost look fake? I looked like a total tourist outside of AC Moore snapping pictures of the sky... oh well I think it is pretty and I am NEVER outside ...so I was enjoying it. I was so shocked at all the great stuff at AC... they redid their scrapbooking section...they had all the new Tim Hotlz Sixxiz stuff, Nesties, really awesome glitter cardstock...which I talked myself out of buying. I actually somehow only spend $11 mostly on Prima Say It In Pearls and Me and My Big Ideas Ellen collection paper which should have been $15 but rang up as $5...I wasn't complaining. I also got try this new This to That adhesive runner to try. It took me about 2 hours of walking around the store and window shopping picking things up and putting them back, but in the end I was a good girl.

Enjoy your 4th of July weekend!!! Recipe: Doctor Annie digi by Tiddly Inks, digi sentiment by MelJen's designs, PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock, Making Memories patterned paper and silver hardware, Core'dinations cardstock, Nestabilities Labels 8, SU! grosgrain so saffron ribbon, Memento ink (sponged), Reflections pearls, Smooch Illuminate, Copics:0, E35, E33, E31, E34, E37, E57, E50, E95 E02 E53 Y21, Y06, Y00, C1, C3

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tiddly Birthday

Happy Friday on a Thursday! I am so looking forward to the 4th of July and a 5 day weekend. Lots of rest and relaxation planned for me. Here is a quick birthday card I threw together the other day. No recipient in mind...just thought this bugg by Christy Croll was too cute.
Recipe: Joy Bugg digi by Tiddly Inks, PTI Stampers Select White Cardstock, SU! Almost Amethyst Cardstock, Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue paper and tag and rhinestones, Prima butterfly pearls, May Arts Ribbon, Bow Easy, Tim Holtz Texture Fades Regal Flourish, Core'dinations Cardstock, Smooch Illuminate, Corner Rounder, Copics- E33 E35 E37 E00 E000 V17 V15 V12 V01 R20 BG0000 BG000 YR23 YR31 YG03