Sunday, May 31, 2009

Birthday SFYTT

Hey there! I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend thus far. It's been a very relaxing weekend for me...I got a few crafty things done! :) Here's my card for Jen's SFYTT. I really liked the sketch and couldn't wait to get working on it.

My niece's birthday is this coming Saturday, so I thought I would get a head start and work on something special for her. I found this American Craft's Teen Paper at my LSS yesterday and I thought it would be perfect for a 12yr. old. I just loved the bright colors, and what better stamp to pair it with than with Maisy Ketto. I just love the little crown she's wearing...too cute! :)

Well that's it for me today, I'm off to work on some more challenges! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Sunday! :) ~Jenn

Stamps: Stamping Bella "Maisy Ketto" & Papertrey Ink "Mega Mixed Messages" Paper: American Crafts Teen: Passing Notes & Class President, Prism Black, Intense Kiwi, Intense Pink & Intense Teal, & CTMH White Daisy CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink & Copics Accents: Yellow & Star Dust Stickles, Pink Kaiser Crystals, Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Doodlebug Glittered Black Brads & Pop Dots Tools: Janome Sew Mini & Hole Punch

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stamping Bella Ketto Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the first Ketto 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. If you've come from Lori's blog, then your on the right track!

I have to say that Phoebe Ketto has to be my absolute fave Ketto! :) Well, I love them all, but she's just captured my heart! She's just so sweet with all those little heart flowers and that little daisy in her hair. Could she be any cuter?!?! :) I used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #70 for this card and used some more of my Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers...I just love them! :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by. Now it's time to hop on over to Tiffaney's Blog "Inkling 2 Stamp," where I'm sure she is to have some fabulous eye candy for you! :) Have a fabulous day!!! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Stamping Bella "Phoebe Ketto" & Papertrey Ink " Mega Mixed Messages Paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird "Farmer's Market", PTI Pure Poppy, CTMH Breeze & White Daisy, & Prism Spring Willow & Brown Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics, CTMH Cocoa & Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Antique Linen" & "Tea Dye" Accents: Copper Brads, Taylored Expressions Brown Polka Dot Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles & Pop Dots Tools: Paper Piercer & Janome Sew Mini

Friday, May 29, 2009

I Was On A Roll

But I had to ruin my streak today. I'm sorry to say that I don't have any eye candy for you. But please come back tomorrow, because I will have something to show you for the Stamping Bella Ketto Blog Hop!!! You won't want to miss the will be so much fun! :)

Hope you all have a Fantastic Friday!!! :) See ya' tomorrow! ~ Jenn

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Wow, I can't believe it's Thursday already! And believe it or not...I am so ready for the weekend to get here!!! :) Even though it was a short work week, it's been a busy one. Last night I worked on Dawn McVey's Raspberry Sweet Color Challenge #7. All I have to say is that this color combo ROCKS!!!

For this card, I used Prism Spring Willow, CTMH White Daisy & PTI Raspberry Fizz & 2008 Bitty Dot Basics in Spring Moss. I also used Dawn's set Damask Designs as well. This set is just gorgeous and I had so much fun working with it. I stamped Watermelon Ink onto the Raspberry Fizz CS and embossed it with clear embossing powder...just to give it some umph! :) You can't tell in the picture, and even if you can it's very faint...but I scored the bottom part of the Bitty Dot I said it's very faint. It really looks good IRL'll just have to trust me! :) I added some stitching, some Primas and I again...I used PTI's Mega Mixed Messages for the sentiment. Seriously, if you don't have this set you should get it. There's so many great sentiments and the fonts are just fabulous! :) I used my Tags Trio Nestabilities for the sentiment and just like Debbie Olson does, I cut it and rounded the edges. I used some waxy flax to tie my sentiment around the ribbon and called it done! :)

I had a ridiculously hard time trying to photog this pic and this was the best I could do. Tell me, how do you girlies photograph your pics. What kind of lighting do you use, tents, etc.? I would love to know what kind of set-up everyone has!

Ok, well that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday!!! :) ~ Jenn

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs" & "Mega Mixed Messages" Paper: CTMH White Daisy, Prism Spring Willow & PTI's Raspberry Fizz & 2008 Bitty Dot Basics Ink: CTMH Watermelon & Olive & Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Antique Linen" Accents: Primas, Button, Waxed Linen Tools: Janome Sew Mini

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #19

Happy Wednesday!!! :) This weekend another sketch challenge I worked on was the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge that Karen Giron has every Sunday! This card was featured last week and I couldn't have been happier...thanks Karen! :) I just loved the simplicity of this weeks sketch, so I went with less is more for this likey?!?!

I used another Ketto and her name is Anise. I stamped her in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with my CTMH Markers. I also added some Star Dust Stickles to the flower centers and her wings...she's too cute IRL! :) I again used my new favorite sentiment set from PTI called Mega Mixed Messages....I just can't stop using it! ;) I added a few Creative Cafe buttons and pop dotted my image onto my base of Prism Spring Willow CS and whola! :)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!!! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Stamping Bella "Anise Ketto" & Papertrey Ink "Mega Mixed Messages" Paper: Prism Spring Willow, Dark Candle Glow & Intense Teal, CTMH White Daisy, American Craft Dp Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Coffee Bean Ink, CTMH Markers Accents: Creative Cafe Buttons, CTMH Chocolate Waxy Flax, Star Dust Stickles & Pop Dots Tools: Paper Piercer & Mat Pack

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rollanda Ketto SFYTT

Hey there, Happy Tuesday! :) I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I spent a lot of time with family and on Monday spent the day in my craft can you beat that?!?! So here is my card for Jen's SFYTT, and decided that today was just as good as any to use my new Ketto's! :)

I stamped Rollanda Ketto in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and colored her with my Copics. I added some Star Dust Stickles to her wings and put her aside to dry. I then worked on my base using the My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow papers again. I just heart these fun! :) Once my base was done I cut out Rollanda Ketto with my Labels One Nesties and then I taped her onto some striped paper from the same line, using my scissors to cut out a border. I then stamped "hello" with Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink, added some Primas and a brad and called it done! :) Well I hope everyone has a fabulous day!!! Look on the bright's only a four day work week...woot, woot!!! :) ~Jenn

Stamps: Stamping Bella "Rollanda Ketto" & Papertrey Ink "Mega Mixed Messages" Paper: PTI Kraft, CTMH White Daisy & My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Coffee Bean Ink, Copics Accents: Star Dust Stickles, Primas, White Brad (Spare Parts) Tools: Scalloped Punch (Fiskars) & Labels One Nestabilities

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hi There, Early Bird!

Good Morning! All I have to say is that I am super stoked that it is Thursday already and I can't wait for the weekend. It will be so nice to have a 3 day weekend...I can't wait to just sleep in. So this here card is for Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #229. This is my first ever Splitcoast Sketch Challenge and I love it. Although I had to flip it on its side to get my image to fit, I'm really happy with how this card turned out. And did you see the title?!?! I used the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers for this card. I am so in love with this paper, and I've been stalking my LSS wondering when they were gonna get it in! LOL!!! :) Anywho, let's get to the deets of this card shall we?

My base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Colonial White CS. I added a piece of Tulip CS on top of my base after I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. Next I worked on the two bottom panels. This is Early Bird Apron Strings and it's so pretty! I matted the green piece on Dark Candle Glow by Prism and the middle panel is matted on a piece of Spring Moss by Prism. I inked all the edges with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks. I really love the vintage look it gives this card. Next I stamped my Bella twice, once onto Colonial White CS and then again on White Daisy CS. I colored the White Daisy CS with my CTMH Markers and cut her out. I then pop dotted her onto the Colonial White CS. My sentiment comes from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages it! :) I added a few copper brads and called it done.

Well that's it for me today. I am running really late for work now, so gotta go. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fantastic day! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Stamping Bella "Lattebella" & Papertrey Ink " Mega Mixed Messages" Paper: CTMH Tulip, Colonial White, Crystal Blue & White Daisy CS, Prism Dark Candle Glow & Spring Moss, & Cosmo Cricket Early Bird "Apron Strings" Ink: CTMH Chocolate Ink, CTMH Honey, Tulip, Sweet Leaf & Chocolate Markers, Tim Holts Distress Ink "Antique Linen" & "Tea Dye" Accents: Pop Dots, CB Swiss Dots Folder, Copper Brads (Spare Parts) Tools: 1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches & Sponge

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #68

Good Morning! :) I'm back with another card today. But first off, please excuse the horrible pic I took this morning before heading to work. I will try and get a better one when I get home. Anywho, back to this post! :)

My SIL's birthday is this Friday and we are going out RA Sushi for dinner. I'm so not into Sushi, but I will go because she is my SIL, and it will still be lots of fun getting together with everyone! :) I needed to make her a card, so I decided to work on Taylor's Cupcake Challenge last night. It was so quick and easy that I had this card done in no time, I mean once I figured out what papers and stamp to use! Which sometimes can be the most difficult part of the process! LOL! :)

I've had these My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow papers for a while now and decided it was time to finally start using them. These papers were so fun to work with and my favorite are those large polka dots in the background! :) I colored Underwatergoddess-Abella with with my Copics and used my Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen to add some shimmer to her scales. It looks so shimmery IRL. I also cut out another star and pop dotted it adding some Star Dust Stickles for some more shimmer! I added some stitching, a sentiment and a Prima and called it done! :)

Well that's it for me today. I hope to be back tomorrow with something new, but I can't promise. Two day's in a row is pretty good for me these days! LOL!!! :)

Take care and have a great day! ~Jenn

Stamps: Underwatergoddess-abella (Stamping Bella) Paper: My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow Kit, Bazzill Basics Navel & CTMH White Daisy CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink & Copics Accents: Clear Copic Spica Glitter Pen, Star Dust Stickles, Prima Flower, White Brad (Spare Parts), Janome Sew Mini, Pop Dots & Scalloped Circle & Labels One Nestabilities

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Quick Little Question?!?!

Hey there everyone! I have a quick question for anyone who can help me out. I recently purchased the Making Memories Ribbon Slot Punch and I'm having a hard time punching the paper. It says that you can use the instant setter or hammer with it, so I bought the hammer. I tried using it last night, but you could only see the outline of the punch, it never really punched the paper through.

So my question is "What am I doing wrong?" Does the instant setter work better? What do you set your cardstock on before hammering the punch? Ok, I realize that was more than one question...I got a little carried away! LOL!!! :) Ok, anyone who can help me would be greatly appreciated. I have been wanting this punch for a while now and now that I finally got it, I can 't use it properly. Go figure! :) Have a great afternoon! ~ Jenn

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #18

Well, hello there! :) I apologize to all who read my blog for being absent so long. I've had a lot going on this past month, but it's getting better and I finally felt like stamping yesterday so let's get to it, shall we?!?! I'm here today with a card I made for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I've missed doing a lot of the sketch challenges and thought I would start with Karen's to try and get my mojo going and she totally didn't disappoint.

Since I've been away, I ordered some stamps from Papetrey Ink that arrived and I just had to ink them up! So I started with Scattered Showers by Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite. This set is absolutely adorable with all it's umbrellas and different patterns, and the sentiments are just perfect. I love the one I chose for this card, I mean who wouldn't cheer up after seeing this card?!?! I also used some new My Mind's Eye paper that I picked up from my LSS. I am so lovin' this Penny Lane's just too fun! :)

Well that's gonna be it for me today, I've got to run to another doctor's appt. this morning and then it's back to work! :) Take care and have a fabulous day! ~ Jenn

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Scattered Showers" Paper: My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Collection, Prism Intense Kiwi & Wizard Dark, CTMH White Daisy CS Ink: CTMH Pansy Purple & Petal, Brilliance Graphite Black Ink Accents: EK Success Tiny Scallop Punch, Janome Sew Mini, Buttons, CTMH Twilight Brads