Friday, July 31, 2009

You're Amazing

This image is so adorable!

You may recognize it as a digital stamp purchased from Pink Cat Studio to benefit the Make-A-Wish organization on behalf of the Weiman family. I was happy to help out and just love the images.

Still hoarding that Making Memories paper, but it sure was a great match for the image. My friend's sons have birthdays in July, so I have made two of these and sent some fun mail to them. They love cowboys and superheroes, so this was a perfect fit.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I just love this quote, sure puts things in perspective.

This is my interpretation of Jen's SFYTT from last weekend. The quote is from the Raindrops and Rainbows set, super cute.

I love this new Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper, so colorful and vibrant. Definitely cheerful.

Pink Cat Studio is having a contest to win their new release, you can read about it here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

QKD Special Project

If you have arrived on my blog on your own, you may want to start here to see some wonderful gift ideas from the entire Queen Kat Designs team. If you have arrived from Penny's blog, you are on the right track.

I used a template from Lauren Meader to gift some lip balm. The tag is made from shrink plastic. I was able to cut it out with the Blossom nesties, stamp enjoy, and then airbrush the color on. I also remembered to punch a hole since I knew I was going to tie it on with a ribbon.

Now, hop on over to Vicki's blog, I'm sure she has something fabulous!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

In My Prayers

I was able to participate in Taylor's sketch challenge, TECC75 as well as the Color Throwdown #52 Challenge.
I used this adorable bird from Nature's Song in Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, and Chocolate Chip. I also added in some texture with embossing folders and ribbon.

It's a little dark, but I guess it will have to do.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bring Your Own Sunshine

Today's PMS Challenge is a sketch challenge issued by the ever fabulous Kim. She helps keeps us organized and informed, an indispensible fountain of information.

I used this super quote from the Raindrops and Rainbows set, so fun! I just highlighted a few of the words with copic markers to dress it up a bit. I also used sunny colors and that cool felt flower I found in my stash.

Be sure to stop by the PMS blog to see the sketch as well as all the other fabulous samples from the Design Team. And, if you choose to play along this week, just use the keyword PMSMC21 when you upload. You'll also have to link it up on the PMS blog so we can all take a look. Don't be shy, PMS stamps are not a requirement. But, use 'em if you have 'em!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

As Cute As It Gets

This is my nephew Dakota, who has won his battle with cancer. He has 14 more rounds of radiation and he is done with his treatments. He has a hunting trip and other fun things planned via the Make-A-Wish Foundation at the end of September.

And, for those that have seen him before, notice that his hair is back. I cried when I saw it, such a welcome sight and feeling. Thanks for the prayers and for the support, he's totally worth it!

This is Cody and Jayden. Jayden is my nephew's son and is jst the sweetest, cutest thing. I enjoyed being able to spend some time with him as well as my brother and sister-in-law yesterday. They will be on their way back home after church (gotta show off that boy) and it'll be a while before I am able to see them again.

Jayden and his crazy eyes! The flash really made him open them, he looks a little deer in the headlights in most of the pics.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bare Rubber and TIO&O

When you get Bombshell Stamps, they come as bare rubber. Just be sure to trim as close to the image as possible. You can mount them onto EZ Mount or you can do what I do- use Aleene's Tack It Over and Over.

All you need is a foam brush and Aleene's Tack It Over and Over. You only need a thin coating, making sure it is evenly brushed on. It only takes a short time to dry, about 30 minutes and they are ready to use with your acrylic blocks. For me, this takes up less space and I can fit more in a CD case which is how I store these stamps.
Hope this has helped you.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Gift Set

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd let you know that Paper Makeup Stamps is having a ONE DAY ONLY sale TODAY, July 23! Here's the link to the sale items. Check out all the other stuff while you are there too! Have a great day!

I made this for the Summer Event at SNR. Our sponsors were Cosmo Cricket, Prism, Lizzie Anne Designs, Magenta, Teresa Collins, Prima, and Clearsnap. I used the Cosmo Cricket papers with Prism cardstock and made this super cute gift set. I included 4 notecards with matching envelopes and pen. The tote was designed by JennD and can be found at SCS or her blog.

The Cosmo Cricket papers are so pretty and elegant, I had a hard time cutting into them. I also used my Scor-Pal to make the envelopes, super easy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

QKD Inspiration Challenge

If you've come straight to my blog, you are missing an inspiring blog hop. If you've come from Penny's blog, you are on the right track. Be sure to start here to see all the goodness from the begninning as well as the inspiration photo.

I was definitely inspired by all those wonderful colors! I also noticed the stripes on the towel and thought these flip flops would be perfect. I love bright, vibrant colors and this challenge was right up my alley!

I used some Basic Grey paper from the Lime Rickey line, which is perfect for summer cards and projects.

Here is some great stuff for you to know:

20% off of Past kits
20% off QKD stamps*
25% off Special Deals Section
35% off Grab Bags
35% of Acrylic Blocks
35% off Paper Packs
55% off Clearance Section
55% off Scrapbooking kits

***Stamp Exclusions: Separates line, Mini Sets and ATC Backers
**Scrapbooking kit Exclusions: Royal kits
EVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last
Sale runs from 7/22/09 through 7/31/09 or until everything is gone!
We are blowing out everything to make room for some fun new stamps and kits.
We just added a bunch of scrapbooking kits with Carolee's products in them.

The next stop is the Queen Kat herself, Vicki.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Child So Lovely

The sketch is SC236, a fun one again. I thought the image panel was perfect for one of the latest PMS quotes.

More October Afternoon papers, I still have lots left. Love it! Once I cut the quote out with nesties, I left it in the die and used the airbrush compressor to add a little color. I love the crisp white border left behind.

I was going to airbrush some clear dew drops, but lucked out finding some that matched.

Monday, July 20, 2009

PMS Monday

Today, Dawn challenged us and you to use pink and brown on your card or project. Pink and brown is such a classic combination.

I chose to use Arianna this week since it's been a while. She's so pretty and looking for her prince!

Be sure to check out the PMS blog to see what the rest of the DT did with this challenge. I hope you'll play along with us this week, all the deets are on the PMS blog.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Shelter

This is Duke's Father's Day Card! Cody and I made it the morning of the big day...nothing like procrastination.
We ended up with these colors because we chose Cool Water cologne as his gift, and this was a pretty good match visually. Love this Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper.

Cody did most of the stamping and ALL of the die cutting and pop dot detail. For me, that's the most time consuming; it helped get him outta my hair for all the trimmer and craft knife work.
This is now proudly displayed on Duke's dresser; Cody takes such joy in that.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hot, Hot, Hot

Another super cool Bombshell Stamps pinup.

Now, before you start thinking I've gone crazy coloring outside the lines, it was the boy's idea. Cody was watching me color her and said "she's so hot, she'll set the sign on fire!". I thought, heck, let's do it!!

This set is called Rise and Shine and I must say that she is absolutely gorgeous! Sure do wish i looked like that!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Friends Always

Love, love, love this super cool set called Seals from Queen Kat Designs.

It comes with five sentiments and three seals. All have such detail and are so pretty. The sentiments are some that can be used for more than just this set.

I embossed the Aqua Mist panel and then matted everything with black. Black always provides some POP.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cody Has a Tattoo??

I used my ultra cool Bombshell Stamps with some skin safe ink and markers to give the boy a temporary tattoo. I got some inspiration to do this from my girl Katie, she has a complete tutorial.

He had to have several different colors and of course, they had to be visible. He just wouldn't be able to stand it if no one was able to ask him about it. LOL He's a Leo down to the core.

I think it looks pretty awesome and hope it lasts only a few days. No more than that because he doesn't want to bathe....silly kid!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

PMS and Buttons

Monday means a new PMS challenge. This week we were challenged to use buttons on our projects, the always fabulous Dawn K is our hostess this week.

Now, buttons make look harmless and cute, but I have such a terrible time getting them to look right on my cards and projects. One of the reasons I never use them. Don't get me wrong, I love the look; I just can't do it. Same thing with chipboard....can't get it to look right. Ugh, I digress!!
The sketch is from Jen's SFYTT from last Saturday, a fun one with a few layers...just makes me smile. I took the opportunity to use the ever adorable Shelby again, along with luscious October Afternoon paper.

Make sure you take a look at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see what all the other DT gals did with buttons. I am certain they were a little more adventurous than I was. Ha! And, be sure to play along with us; you don't have to use PMS stamps. Just have fun and show it to us.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Butterflies and Flowers

This is my take on the black and white line art paper available; you then just color all or a portion of it. Here I just colored the petals of this flower.

The butterfly and flower are from the Butterfly Queen set available at Bombshell Stamps. These stamps are just full of detail and stamp beautifully. I just slather on some Aleene's Tack It Over & Over on the bare rubber and use my acrylic blocks.

Have a great weekend and don't forget about the SNR Event, details on my sidebar.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sprout FS124

Scrapbook News and Review is having a special Double Issue coming up. Here is the call page, hope you find time to submit.

I was able to participate in the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS a few weeks ago, FS124. Christy S. was the Featured Stamper and I chose this card from her gallery.

I changed the colors, added mats to the panels, and used a different fairy. I just love Sprout, she's so cute. And, of course, here is more of the October Afternoon papers I am loving right now. Perfect for summer!

Be sure to make time to join us for a HUGE event at SNR on July 11th. You can see the information in my sidebar on the left. It promises to be lots of fun, always is. Lots of ideas and eye candy as well. You will absolutely love it!