Saturday, June 30, 2007

Lovin' Those Inky Antics!

Lovin' those Inky Antics! The past couple nights I spent hanging out with my friend, Milissa. I helped her pack up some of her great Scrapbook Kits for her store then we stamped and colored. These are the images that I colored then I made cards with them today.

The first card is another one using Jen's sketch. I like how it turned out. The bling brads were plain until I colored them with a Sharpie marker to match the paper. Too cool!

The next cards aren't from any planned sketch. I think they all turned out cute.

Thanks for stopping by to look. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Getting caught up on some sketches.

The first one is from Splitcoast SC129. I used paper from Imaginesce, celery and white. My coloring was done with Prismacolors, of course. The dots are liquid pearls and the tiny little flowers and the hat are mini glitter shapes. The Smile! was stamped with white Stazon on acetate. Oh yeah, and I doodled around the circle.

The cocktail card is from Jen at i{heart}to stamp. She had a great challenge that I had to play along with. The patterned paper is Flair. The cocktail is from Rubberneckers. The sentiment is from Inky Antics. I used Prismacolors to color a couple hand dyed primas with micro pink beads in the centers and some micro mini eyelets around the cocktail.

I am trying to do more sketch challenges. They really get my mojo flowing! Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look!

I forgot this one!

I made this card st Kirsten's house last week. Or, should I say, she made a card just like this and I played along. But I changed a couple things. OK, very few things. But man, I think it turned out gorgeous! Please, go check out her card too!

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Booty! The Loot! The Goods!

However you may say it, here's the fun stuff I got at Stampfest Orlando. I spent all the cash I took with me and even hit the debit card. I set a strict limit since the new catty should be here any day now. And, I am sure, I am going to go crazy, as always!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Ode to Jeanne S. and Bad Sherry!

These gals are wonderful! And so funny. I kept meandering around the My Favorite Things booth at the Orlando Stampfest. I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend my last $10.00 or not. Well, as soon as they found out that I didn't own any MFT sets yet, they started with the peer pressure. I caved! With a smile! LOL! This is the set that I finally got. Of course, it is the one with coffee in it!
The base card is another We R Memories card from a package. The Ruby Red layer is stamped with the little mugs in Ruby red ink and the scallops have a sparkly jelly roll on them that is hard to see. I stamped the Thanks a latte around the scalloped circle with chocolate chip. The main image is paper pieced with some blush blossom for the arms and Flair paper for the dress. I love doing that! Wrapped it up with brown ribbon and Voila!
So, this card is dedicated to my new friends! Thank you for enabling me!

Stampfest Orlando, or Bust!

I had the best time at the Orlando Stampfest. I went with my super great friends Kirsten and Milissa. I love you two! We saw so much great stuff and ran into some great people from SCS. I didn't get lots of pictures but, here are a few.

The first one is of me and Bad Sherry. This gal is always smilin'! What a great lady. I am sure there was a picture taken of JeanneS and I. It must be on Kirsten's camera. She is a riot! I will have to post that one when I get it.

The next one is of Kirsten's bag lunch that her sweet hubby packed for her. On the way to my house, he told her she had better eat some of it or we would mug her for it. She had a little box of raisins, some trail mix and a couple granola bars. Like I'm gonna mug anyone for THAT!

Isn't this pic a riot? In order, that's Kim, Sherry, Kirsten, Jeanne, and Me. What a HOOT!

We also had the pleasure of meeting Christie Ortman and Kristi Ferro. These are two of the sweetest gals! You can see pics of them on Kirsten's blog.Hey, where the heck is Milissa? Not one picture. Not fair at all!

Lazy Monday, Sorry

I can't believe how lazy I have been today. Long naps and laying out by the pool. After such a great day yesterday at the Orlando Stampfest, I was pooped. I promise to upload pictures of friends a little later.

For now, this was all I could muster up. It has been on my desk since Friday. I LOVE the paper from Flair but I had a hard time playing with it. Hope I get my MOJO back soon! Argh! Anyhoo, the card base is a square card from We R Memories that I stamped with chicken wire and chicken feet. I used large eyelets and antique brads on the dotted layer and the top layer is the one I had trouble with since it was so big, I didn't know what to stamp with it. So, I opted for a small tag with a Momma and her chicks from Best of Cluck. Colored them with Prismacolors and tied on some brown ribbon.

Thank you so much for hangin' in there with me through this creativity block. Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wire we friends? Pun intended!

I have been wanting to make a circle journal for a while now. I just needed the inspiration to make it happen. Well, yesterday, I started putting magazine tear outs into a 3 ring binder. Some of these tear outs have been floating around my home for quite a while. I came across a small photo that I tore out of a PaperWorks mag. It was of these wire girls. When I saw them, I knew exactly what I wanted on the cover of my circle journal. This is one of the chipboard books from Stampin' Up!. I covered it with some paper from Imaginesce and stamped the title with a SU alpha from the 06 Summer mini.

I will send this to a friend and ask them to decorate a couple pages and leave their mark in my book. It will then be sent to another friend and so on. When it's all filled up, it will come home to me and I will have a wonderful piece of each of my friends, to cherish for the rest of my days!

This is a fun project and I highly encourage you to get out there and try it! Your kids will love it too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This is a recipe holder that I have been wanting to make for a while now. I had ordered the chipboard accents, most of the ribbon, the lunchbox and the jumbo clothespin from Oriental Trading Co. Sometimes they have some really cute stuff. The paper is Cosmo Cricket. I haven't made the cards or dividers for the inside yet but when I do, I'll get them up here. I love the vintage look of it and can't wait to fill it up!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer is the time for Flip-Flops!

This is an album I am working on for a kids class I want to do. I thought the kids would like it and some adults too. They are coming along great. Now I just need class attendants!

Another Silly Sentiment for ya!

This is the inside of the FD card I gave to my wonderful hubby. I thought it was funny as all heck! Him, not so much. LOL!

Happy Father's Day for the Best Dad Ever!

These are photos of the small coaster book that I made for my hubby for FD. I thought it would be perfect for his space at the Fire Station. That way he can always see his girls. I thought he was going to cry. Instead, he asked if I had photgraphed it for my blog. I hadn't so, he thought I should share it with you all. He is my hero and my biggest supporter. He thinks I am the most talented chick to walk the face of the planet. I think I'll keep him! Everyone should have someone like that!

Friday, June 15, 2007

This is so "Judy"!

Judy is my friend who let me borrow a few of her sentiment stamps and they are so her! This one just seemed to go with the Cosmo Bella. I could just see Judy with her cocktail and her hand on hip and saying this to someone. Gotta love her! And I do!
Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome day.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fun with friends

This is the finished card from my Tuesday play date with my friends. I was rummaging through Judy's stamps and came accross some sentiments that I HAD to borrow. I thought this one would go great with the Grumpabella. What do ya think?! I love it. Now I just have to decide who to send it to. All of my close friends have a great sence of humor and would get a good chuckle out of it so I know I'm safe. I paired it up with some Three Bugs in a Rug paper that Milissa gave me.
The other sentiments will be used in the next few days. I don't want to spoil the surprise.

Have a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Did ya notice the watermark? All the cool kids had one so, I needed one too. LOL! I got it from Dina and it was only $4.00! Go check her out!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hey Cupcake!

Happy Tuesady morning! I woke up, fully rested and in a great mood today. Why, you ask? I get to go play with my friends today. From 10 till 2 I will be having a nice relaxing time stamping and scrapping and gabing. I hope that you all have a great day too!

Here is a cute card made with a Whipper Snapper image I stamped at Kirsten's. I used a sketch design I saw at Heartfelf Greetings. I just got this paper yesterday and it is by Cherry Arte. I love how bright and cheerful it is! The ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin. I got 5 different narrow gingham ribbons there the other day. I love gingham ribbon! I paired it up with some bazzill paper and colored the mouse with Prismacolors pencils. The confetti on the cupcake is liquid applique.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Let's get together

This card was made on Thursday night while hanging my my friend Kirsten. I was in desperate need of some girl time before being away for a couple days. I hate going away. I am a major homebody! Anyway, I love how this card turned out. I used bellas, an A Muse sentiment and the slit punch for the scalloped edge. Love the velvet rick rack and the paper is from Dream Street Papers. My friend Milissa, with Serendipity Kits, turned me on to it!

We're Baaaack!

Back to the "daily grind". We had a wonderful time at Sea World. I think the kids would have been OK with just hangin' at the hotel pool. LOL! We stayed at Coronado Springs and they have a cool slide at the pool that the kids loved. They also had a cool tiki bar that the grown ups loved! Here's a couple quick shots and then I'll go take a picture of a card I made before I left. Thanks for stopping by! Mimi

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Going to see the fishys!

Tomorrow morning we are heading off to Orlando to go to Sea World. We are going with some friends/neighbors. Friday we will be pool hopping at the Disney Resorts, after we get there and Saturday we will hit the park. We are hoping for a, not so expensive, get away. We could really use a break from the daily grind.

So, since I will not be here to post anything until Sunday or Monday, here is a Sea World style greeting! I will miss my early morning Google Reader with my cup-o-joe. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Just hangin' with my baby, tonight!

My hubby and I have been painting our 16yo daughter's room for the past few days. Last night, as it got late, she decided to come into my stamp room and color with me. She was a fish out of water, since her room was still torn apart. I was so excited, because normally, she stays in her room on the computer or phone or sleeping. Oh, to be 16 again! But for a few precious hours, she was mine! Kinda makes me want to sing the Harry Chapin song "Tangled up Puppet". That song always makes me cry. Sniff, sniff.
Anyway, she does a good job with the Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol so, I handed her a stack of stamped images and she got busy coloring. These are the images she chose to color, along with some others, that I will post later.

She colored them and handed to me and I got busy trying to match papers and accessories. I think we make a great team!

The first one is a Whipper Snapper image and is my most favorite. I matched Katie's coloring with some American Crafts and Bazzill paper and some ribbon. Of course, I had to add a little bling and the sentiment is from Papertrey.

The mouse is also a Whipper Snapper image. Katie's coloring matched with some Basic Grey Gypsy paper and some cute little flower brads. Again, the sentiment is from Papertrey.

The last card is an Inky Antics image. I love those sweet turtles. I did a little doodling around the edge. The paper is bazzill and the patterned paper I do not know the maker. I also added a big green ribbon to finish it off. I couldn't decide on a sentiment so that will have to come later.

Thanks so much for stopping by to look and read my ramblings. Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Happy Hump Day!

Here are a couple cuties I made last night with some paper I picked up over the weekend. It is Dog Flowers and Dog Stripes by Deja Views. I got it at Michaels for 4 for $1.00. I also picked up some American Crafts paper that I will use later.

The first one uses the cupcake from Treat Yourself. I embossed the cup on the stripe and cut it out. The top of the cupcake was colored with Prismacolor pencils. The scallop circle is from my Cricut as well as the orange circle. I just can't justify buying all of the scalloped punches when I have 14 Cricut cartridges to cut shapes with. So, I am trying very hard to use what I have! The sentiment is from Stampendous and is an acrylic so I could bend it into a circular shape. The bkgr. uses the Cuttlebug embossing folder. I love it!

The second one is, at long last, using the Big Blooms set. I cannot believe this is the first time I used it. I stamped the smaller flowers with versamark on the bkgr. and layered the flowers with dimensionals between the layers. The clear button has the striped paper stuck to the back and is wrapped around the edges with orange floss as well as tied with it. The stem is just ruffled and glued. The sentiment is from Papertrey and is embossed in black.

Thanks for stopping by to look. I love how they turned out! Hope you do too!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Father's Day Cards

Here are the cards that I have been busy making for Father's Day.

The first one, with the Hawaiian shirt, was cased from Darleenstamps at SCS. She is awesome and I check her gallery often for ideas. Check her out. Her original card is WAY better than mine.

The next one, the shirt. was cased from Amy Celona. This is a blog that I have on my Google Reader so I get all of her updates. One look at this card and I knew I had to try it. Please, check out her original. It ROCKS!!

Power Up card was inspired by this Traciqjones card at SCS. I made this quite a while ago and I am amazed that I was able to find it. Have you ever done that? Make a card in advance, only to lose it before the time to give it!?

Last, but not least, the chipboard card was inspired by this AWESOME card by Lesa at Paper Possibilities. My card pales in comparison to hers. She is an amazing artist.

I hope that none of these ladies that I have, somewhat copied, are upset for me borrowing their ideas. They are all great artists and I love their work. I hope the Dads in my life do too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here we go!

Here are the two scrapbook pages that I worked on Friday night. There is a lot of empty space on them and I am not used to that. I am trying to get "hip" with the latest looks. I love the doodling on them. I am happy with how they turned out. And, really, that's what it's all about.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Really, I have been busy!

I really have made some cards and scrapbook pages but my camera was in the car my husband had at the fire station. So, I couldn't take any pictures. Boo hoo! Well, I have the camera back but it is dark outside so this picture is not too good. I promise to take pictures tomorrow and post them.

I made this "Super Chick" for Beate's sketch challenge. It's hard to see but there are tiny bling stones in the middle of the eyelets. So much cuter IRL! The chick is from Stampendous and the paper is Making Memories. I used my Karen Foster snap stamps for the sentiment and Prismacolor pencils to color.

Thank you for visiting!
P.S. I changed the picture this morning to one I took outside. Not so dark in this one.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Milissa Comes to Play!

My friend Milissa came over to play on Wednesday along with her lovely daughters. So, while our girls played and giggled and did little girl things, we played like big girls and stamped and colored. It was a great day. We never get time to play with each other so, this was a real treat. In fact, we had so much fun, she didn't go home till after midnight and her girls didn't leave till morning.

This adoreable card is one of the cards she made while here. She needed a card for a friend who had a baby girl. I do not know who makes the stamp image but the paper is from Basic Grey, the flowers are Primas and the bling is generic. The image was colored with Prismacolor and Gamsol.

I hope you enjoy this little cutie. Thanks for checkin' it out!