Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Last night I sat down to do a sketch challenge and after two hours I only had my card base done! Every image I stamped or colored I ended up not liking...ever feel like that? I don't know what it is? I even went to my LSS and bought some new papers and cardstock and that didn't even get my mojo going...what's up with that?!?! Something is seriously wrong....LOL!!! :) All I know is that things have been really busy here lately...between work, multiple doctor visits and boot camp, I just can't seem to get anything done which has been very stressful. Oh well, I hope you'll bare with me till I get something created. I just might post a card I made on Sunday tonight...if I can get a good pic of it this afternoon. Till next time, hope all is well with you and take care! ~ Jenn
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I do have this super cute award that Beth, Kari, Lori & Barb sent me. All of these ladies are so super sweet and always leave the most nicest comments on my blog-o! I visit their blogs daily and they are just so talented and have some amazing inspiration on their blogs, so make sure you stop by and visit them, k!!! :)
Now I need to list 10 of my faves, which is impossible because I visit alot of blogs and love everyones!!! So including the ladies above I will list 10 that I frequent daily in no particular order!!! :)
Jodi - Stamping a Latte
Vicki - Canvasses of Poetry & Prose
Well that's it for now, hope you all have a nice day and I'll be back soon with something crafty to share! :) ~ Jenn
Monday, March 23, 2009
I've been busy at my craft table whittling away at some cards to post this week! My card today combines two challenges. The first challenge being Dawn McVey's very first color challenge called Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 1. Dawn's cards are always so fun, bright and cheery and I couldn't wait to get started on the color challenge! :D The sketch is Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #10.
Sophia was stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink onto White Daisy CS. I then colored her with my Copics and cut her out with my Rectangle Nesties. I matted her onto a piece of Bazzill Bitter Chocolate CS and added a couple of Primas. I used some more paper from the DCWV Citrus pack...it's slowly becoming my new favorite! I also did some stitching and added three different sizes of CTMH White Daisy brads.
Well that's it for me today...it's back to another week of work! :) I wish I had another day off just to recuperate from my busy weekend...LOL!!! Take care and have a fabulous day!!! ~ Jenn
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I stamped her with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with Copics. I cut her out using my Oval Nesties and put her aside. I used some new paper from the DCWV pack called "Citrus." These colors are so fun and springy...I just love it! :) I of course added some stitching and put the center scalloped panel and oval on pop dots and called it done!
I plan on getting some more cards done this weekend because I have a busy week planned next week! I start taking Boot Camp classes twice a week for the next month, so I want to be a little bit pro-active in getting some cards made so I can post throughout the week! :) Because lets be honest...after Boot Camp all I want to do is come home, shower and go to bed! LOL!!! :) Well take care and have a fabulous weekend!!! ~ Jenn
Stamps: Paper Pretties "Flutter By Sophia" Paper: DCWV Citrus Pack, White Daisy & Holiday Red CS (CTMH), Bazzill Green CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Prima Flower, CTMH Holiday Red Button & White Daisy Bitty Brads, Janome Sew Mini, Pop Dots, Corner Rounder, Oval Nestabilities & Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I stamped the cupcakes in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored them with my Copics. Once dry, I stamped some sprinkles in the same color and add some Chocolate Kaiser Pearls to the tops of each cupcake...looks yummy, huh?!?! Now I added some stitching, but boy was it tough. I thought stitching in a straight line was harder, but I was proven wrong! I have seen many cards where there is stitching, but it's all...let's say "wonky!" I really love that look so that's what I was trying to achieve on my card today. Like I said...practice makes perfect! :)
Well that's it for me...I've got a busy day at work today! Take care! ~ Jenn
Stamps: MFT What's up Cupcake? Paper: Basic Grey Porcelain 6 x 6, White Daisy & Blush CS (CTMH), Bazzill Bitter Chocolate CS Ink: Copics, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink & Cocoa Ink (CTMH) Accents: Prima Flower, Creative Cafe Button, Colonial White Waxy Flax (CTMH), Kaiser Pearls, Pop Dots & Janome Sew Mini
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
ETA: I found the name of the line of the October Afternoon paper I used, it's called "Weather Vane". The Polka Dot piece is called Chilly Mornings and the Flower piece is called Sweater Weather.
I stamped Bella in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with my copics. I added a gold colored rhinestone to her daisy and matted her on top of some Brown Polka Dot dp and Bazzill Teal CS (not sure of the name so we'll just call it Teal). I used my corner rounder to round all the layered edges and stamped the sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and set her aside. Next I worked on my base stitching all three strips of paper in place. I added some satin pink ribbon and pop dotted my image to the base and called it done...easy peasy! :)
Well I hope you're not getting tired of seeing Bellas! I know all my other stamps are feeling neglected at the moment, so I promise to have something other than a Bella tomorrow! Til then, I hope you have a fabulous day! :) ~ Jenn
Stamps: Daisybella & Billboardabella Sentiments (Stampingbella) Paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill CS & White Daisy CS & Sunflower TCS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink & Copics Accents: Gold Rhinestone (Michael's), Pink Satin Ribbon, Janome Sew Mini, Corner Rounder & Pop Dots
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I colored Bella with my Copics & CTMH markers and added some stitching to the main panel and image. I'm not the best at keeping the paper straight when stitching, but I hope to get better at it....practice makes perfect, right?!?!? I just love the two greens that I paired together with the yellow...so fun and cheery! :) I printed the sentiment from my computer using the French Script font and I really love the way it looks with this card! :)
In this pic you can see where I added some Lime Green Stickles to the clover in her hat and the clovers that she's carrying in her bucket! I wasn't going to pop dot the bucket originally, but while my card was drying from the wet stickles, it fell and the stickles smeared. But I really like the way it looks on the card...so I guess you can say some things happen for a reason!!! LOL!!! :)
Well that's it for me today! I'll be back tomorrow with another card to share so make sure you stop by!!! Hope everyone has a fabulous day! :) ~ Jenn
Stamps: Goodluckabella (Stampingbella) Paper: Chloe's Closet (Making Memories), Bazzill Emerald City CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH) & Sunny Yellow CS (The Paper Company) Ink: Copics & CTMH Marker Accents: White Daisy Brads (CTMH), Janome Sew Mini, Lime Green Stickles, Pop Dots & Circle Punch
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I've been seeing this October Afternoon paper on a few blogs lately so I knew I wanted to use this paper for my card! I have a few more scraps left so you'll probably be seeing this again! ;) Appley Bowl Huggabugg is so sweet! I colored her with my Copics and added some sparkle to her wings and polka dot dress with my Copic Spica Glitter Pen. I also added some liquid glass to the apples to give it a shiny look, it looks so pretty IRL. I cut out my image with the Labels One Nesties and pop dotted her onto my base. After adding a flower, button & a sentiment she was done! :D I'll be giving this card to my friend tomorrow night at dinner. Her birthday was Monday and we are going out to celebrate!!! I will be making some sweet treats to go along with this card! :D Take care and I hope to be back tomorrow with something new! ~ Jenn
Stamps: Appley Bowl Huggabug (Stamping Bella) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: October Afternoon & CTMH CS Ink: Copics, Brilliance Graphite Black Ink, Moonstruck Marker & Black Ink (CTMH) Accents: Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen, Prima Flower, Black Creative Cafe Button, Colonial White Waxy Flax & Liquid Glass (CTMH), Labels One Nestabilities, Janome Sew Mini, Pop Dots & EK Success Dotted Wave Edger Punch
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I used some of my new Basic Grey Eva dp for this card and of course I had to add some stitching! I mean what would one of my cards be without stitching?!?! I know...it's a sickness! LOL!!! :D I colored her with my Copics and CTMH Inks & blender pen. I stamped the sentiment with Purple Pansy Ink and added two pink Creative Cafe Buttons and looped some waxy flax through the centers!
Well that's it for me today! I've got alot to do at work today, which I'm glad because it makes the day go buy faster!!! :D Take care ~ Jenn
Stamps: Dorothy Anya Digi Stamp (The Greeting Farm) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Basic Grey Eva 6x6 Paper Pad & CTMH CS Ink: Copics & Purple Pansy Ink (CTMH) Accents: Swiss Dots CB Folder, Janome Sew Mini, Buttons (Creative Cafe), Pop Dots, Blender Pen & Colonial White Waxy Flax (CTMH)