Monday, September 29, 2008

House Mouse Candy winner

It's time to pick a winner for the images of my house mouse collection. The paper I have been working with has been holding up to copics, brayering, sponging and heat embossing so it's time to start inking up these critters and get them out to the winner! picked #20!Anonymous said...

beautyfull card! Thanks for the chance to win.

So Yvette, please contact me, by Oct. 3rd through email at with your snail mail address and I will get these out to you.

in the garden sympathy

My good friend Josephines' mother in law passed away. I wanted to make a simple card for her to show my support and let her know that I am thinking about her and her family.
I have always loved purple (vintage violet) and yellow (summer sun) together. I struggled with what image to use and then decided on SU's From the Garden large flower stamp. It is huge. I had to cut off some of the image to fit onto the 5 1/4 " square card. I colored with copics, added some stickles to the center of the flower, and added a ribbon. I stamped With Sympathy from Warmest Regards in Vintage Violet. It's very simple, but I think graceful and peaceful.
Thanks for looking!
Smiles :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Man, You Rock

I have two cards to share with you today! Both are Zindorf inspired. Well, actually one is an out and out pure case! LOL!
My son, Stephen and I were in Michaels this week. He needed something for Halloween and we were shopping. He was looking at all the ghoul stuff and I was stalking the stamp isles. He found what he was looking for and found me drooling over a stamp set by Inkadinkado, Rock Star. He asked me if I was going to get the set since it was so cool. and I told him that I put myself on a budget and I wasn't buying anymore new stamps! He pointed out that the stamp set was only $9.99 and if I used my 50% off coupon I could do it. I said nope, not going to buy it. We head to the register and he has his fake arm to purchase, he puts that on the counter and the Rock Star stamp set. He asked me for my coupon and he bought the set for me! Isn't he a keeper? LOL!
Thanks Stephen!

The first card is a card that I made for my brother in law. His birthday is coming up. He plays the guitar so I thought that he would get a kick out of this. I used my brayer and inked up all earth elements colors, close to cocoa, more mustard, pumpkin pie and sponged a little too.

Then I see this card on Michele Zindorf's blog! I'm good at copying. I'm not really good at picking colors out on my own, but just tell me the colors and what to do and I can copy it, or at least try to copy it. Again, I didn't have all the colors she used so I improvised. And I am very happy with the outcome. This is so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!
Smiles :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Something totally new!

I must be living under a rock, because I had never heard of Michelle Zindorf. Well, I shouldn't say that, I've heard her name mentioned here and there on SCS. But I never knew what her work was all about. Well let me tell you that this woman is a rock star! If you have not visited her blog you definitely should. Her work is amazing, truly pieces of art! My daughter and I were browsing through her blog with our mouths open in amazement.
This is my attempt at trying to use her techniques! I didn't have all the colors that she used so I improvised. I also didn't have a big circle cutter so I didn't make mine into a circle. Click here to see Michelle's work of art!

Totally cased!!! in case you didn't know it! lol

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I am a winner!

OMGosh! I just had to share this with you...ok, last week I won blog candy from Angela. I received the cutest Bella image card stock, dp. ribbon and embellies to make a card. The next day, I get an email from NicD that I won her blog candy for my entry "Frankie goes to Hollywood" She is sending me a TAC set! Then today, I get two emails one from Holly, that I won her blog candy, and I just got a pm from MFT that I won for this weeks submission for Mondays who's that girl? I get a $5 certificate off my next purchase from MFT. Spending ban has been lifted temporarily! LOL!
I'm just so excited..."you like me, you really like me" lol
When I have everything together I will take a picture and show you all my goodies!
Big Smiles :)

Witches Brew

This is my last Halloween card that I will be posting. Enough already! LOL!
I used the sketch SC195. The card measures 5 3/4 x 4 1/2. Thank goodness I had that pack of 12 x 12 textured neutrals that I purchased awhile ago. I usually don't buy 12 x 12 paper, so I was glad that this paper was in my stash!
The image is from Gina K, Spooky Silhouettes, and the bg paper is from K & Company. The witch was stamped on paper that I had brayed with the Autumn spectrum pad! (love those scraps left over from another project!)
I added googly eyes on the ribbon. It looks like a bat now, doesn't it?
Thanks for popping in!
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Have I told you lately that I have a rooster fetish? lol! I love Roosters! I'm sure I wouldn't love them so much if they were cockadoodledoing early in the morning in my backyard. When we were in Italy and stayed in Tuscany we rented a villa for a week. We would hear roosters doodling all day long. When I came home my fascination with roosters grew. When I saw this image on Rubber Stamp Ave, I knew that he needed to be in my collection. I've had him for a long time (see, I'm really using my stuff now!) The Italian Script stamp is a background stamp from Hero Arts...I don't know who made the cancelled Sienna Italia stamp...sorry! The dp is from Basic Grey, Cupcake, I think, and the cardstock is black, barely banana, riding hood red, and brocade blue. I colored him in with my copic markers. and then sponged, sponged, sponged.
Enjoy! Cockadoodledo, thanks for all you do!
Smiles :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lady Sings the Blues

I made this card for the MFT, Who's that girl challenge. The challenge was to use the Time for Bubbly set, the colors had to be mostly blue. You also had to use 4 brads and ribbon.
It seems that for the challenges they are using their older released sets, which is perfect for me...I have 6 or 7 of them. It made me take them out and look at them again! LOL! They all need some love and this fits right into my plan of using items that I already have!
About this was fun to make. I paper pieced the bathtub, the mirror frame and the rug. Paper piecing is really not hard to do. All you need is good paper snips to cut out the image that you want to piece on! I stamped the image on white card stock (I found some 110lb cardstock made by Zerox which is working out really well) and then stamped the same image again on the dp and blue bayou card stock. I cut out what I wanted to use on my main image. I water colored the floor and the background on the image, added some rhinestones for the bubbles, brads and some organza ribbon. Did you know that if you use your heat tool on the ribbon it will curl it up a little? Be careful if you try this, it will melt! lol
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

image...MFT, Time For Bubbly
card stock... Porcelain Prints dp, blue bayou, soft sky
ink...Brillance Black, certainly celery, blue bayou
embellies...rhinestones, clear flower brads (found them in the $1 bin at Target a long time ago) and ribbon, dazzling diamonds on the mirror

Monday, September 22, 2008

Heart to Heart Blog Candy

I wanted to share this with you. Carolyn King has posted some amazing Blog Candy. One lucky person will receive over $1000 in stamping goodies! Please visit her blog for all the details. She is raising money for Alzheimers, and requesting cards to be sent to care givers. I am going to send my Take Time to Smell the Flowers card.
Before my mother passed away, she was bed ridden and we had to hire round the clock care for her. She wanted to be home. Without the help of the aids who assisted my mother we couldn't have cared for her the way she deserved to be cared for. My mother did not have Alzheimers, but she lost her speech, and mobility due to a stroke. Her nurses were a blessing to our family!
So please, if you have the time take a moment and make a card. Send it to someone you know, and if you don't know anyone to send it to, send it to the address listed below. I'm sending my card to my mother's primary care giver, Marilyn.
Here's a brief review copied from Carolyn's blog.
" In celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day, we are reaching out to some amazing people who deserve to be thanked. ….the caregivers. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is HARD work and an often thankless job. There are so many people who help and so—I am asking you to make a card for a caretaker of a person affected with Alzheimer’s. Yes, you can send it to someone you know. If you do not know anyone to send a card to you can send it to the address below (this is the home my grandmother lived in for the last few years of her life. The nurses, aids and support staff there were tremendous. It is such a difficult job and I would love to see them showered with cards!)"

To the Staff at the Artman Home
250 N. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

Smiles :)

It's Monday

and that means a new challenge was posted over at House Mouse and Friends. The challenge for today was stitching. This one is right up my alley. I love to sew on cards!
This image is called Comfort and Joy. I used SU Holiday Harmony dp, always artichoke, and river rock.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're all having a fun day!
Smiles :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blog Candy for House Mouse

I need a little more time to pick a winner. I'm on the hunt for some good quality paper so that I can ink these up for you. Thanks for your suggestions about where I can find some. As soon as I am sure that the paper will hold up to any coloring technique I will start inking up the images for that one lucky winner. I'll pick a winner on Monday, September 29th! Thanks for being understanding.
click here to post your comment to be entered!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Brayer and Sponged Halloween

Here are two more cards that I made for Halloween. I used the set Spooky Silhouettes from Gina K Designs.
I have a few more to make to send out to my nieces and nephews and then I'm done, and the Halloween box can go away. The funny thing is...I don't like Halloween! When I was a kid I loved it. I can remember my mother making our costumes and we were always something special. I think my favorite costume was when I was a Geisha Girl. My mother put the most amazing make up on me, and at 8 years old I was in love with that! I had to wear a black wig..with chop sticks sticking out of it! I was a tow head when I was younger. I took little steps to the door, rang the doorbell and said arigato! LOL!
Now, this year Halloween is on a Friday night. My doorbell will start ringing as soon as we sit down for dinner and will continue to ring even after I turn the light off at 10 pm. I love seeing the kids dressed up, but what really gets me going is when an adult is holding a 3 month old baby in one arm and the pillow case in the other and says trick or treat. I just want to scream...Is that baby going to eat this Hershey Bar?
Last year we had over 100 trick or treaters. This year, because of the Friday night, we'll probably get more. I swear, they bus them in to my neighborhood. and it's not like the houses are close together, they're not. they have alot of walking to do. I'm getting a headache just thinking about it!
Yes, I'm the scrooge of Halloween!
Smiles :)

***I got the idea for the bats using the photo corner punch from Melmel on SCS. See her original card here. I messed up when I was punching so I just cut away my mistake, and believe it or not the card still stands! lol***

The Witch has left the graveyard

I tried the striped wipe technique over at SCS. It did not work for me the way I had planned, but all in all I do like the outcome of the bg paper on this card.
This was a real mish mosh design. I wasn't getting the effect I wanted on the paper. I did use glossy white paper, but maybe my baby wipes are too old. After all my baby is 15 years old!!! LOL
Anyway, I thought that it looked ok so I now had to stamp the bg with the images that I wanted. I inked up the Martha Stewart fence with my Black Brillance ink, and when I stamped the paper, nothing! I stamped the image on the junk white paper I bought yesterday and got a lovely image. OK, so now what? I get out the stazon ink pad, ink up the image, and again nothing. I was getting very frustrated! that's bad for me, because then I feel like throwing everything away and just giving up! But, I worked so hard on the back ground that I decided to give it one last ditch effort and pulled out my SU Basic Black ink pad (which I was going to throw away...another story) and that did the trick. Amazing. I added some flying bats, the moon and a tree from Gina K's Spooky Silhouettes, and then stamped the Martha Stewart Witch image off the paper so that we only got a glimpse of the tail end of her broom.
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!
Smiles :)

Fall Scarecrow

I've made a huge decision for myself today. After receiving credit card bills for all my stamping supplies purchased in the last few weeks I have decided that I will not be making anymore purchases for awhile. The saddest part of this is that I will be giving up my dem status with Stampin Up, and will not be purchasing new stuff, not from them, not from anyone! LOL! This is a self imposed budget I'm putting myself on, and I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe if I say it I will abide by it.
I have so many stamps that have never seen ink. If I'm not quick to buy more new ones, I just might have to use what I have. I should use what I like and get rid of what I don't! There are so many sets that were must haves and now I look at them and think...what was I thinking? Well, that's my plan and I'm sticking to it! LOL!

This set is called Hanging around Scarecrow. I purchased it from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. She has some really cute images. They are unmounted and inexpensive. Shipping was really fast. I am not affiliated with her company at all, just like to pass along info when I can.
First let me say that good quality paper is very important. I ran out of Whisper White and went to Michaels to buy some white card stock, and well lets just say it's not the same. While working with the copics and blending colors the paper couldn't absorb it all. the colors bleed. I was getting very frustrated, and trust me that is not a good thing! I hate this card stock! You have no idea! If anyone has any suggestions as to where I can purchase some good quality white card stock, please let me know! OMGosh, there goes my self imposed budget...does card stock count?
Enjoy your weekend! I'll be back....
Smiles :)

I used SU card stock..really rust, choc chip, wild wasabi, and pumpkin pie and SU dp on this card. I think the DP is called Apple Cider, ... not to sure.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Did I tell you all that next month I am going on the cruise with Gina K, Emily and Nicole and 150 other stampers? The time is getting very close. And the excitement is building up. I signed up for a swap in the Gina K forum for cards anything Gina K. I think that I temporarily lost my mind when I signed up for this swap. It's putting so much pressure on me. Can you imagine me handing one of my little cards to Gina K herself? LOL!
I had the opportunity to talk to Gina about this. I had placed an order through her website and one small item was missing.(she placed the item in an envelope as we were speaking) I called her store and she answered the phone. We started talking about the cruise and how exciting it was going to be. She is so sweet. I told her that I was on the fence about signing up for one of the swaps, that it made me nervous to be in a pool with such talented people. And she was like , oh, no, you shouldn't feel that way. I explained to her that I have over heard some people being disappointed in some swaps...and say things like " can you imagine...this is what I made for a swap and this is what I got back!" She told me that when people participate in a swap, the item they make comes from the heart, and she couldn't imagine anyone saying something like that! So with that encouragement I signed up for the swap.
I've been working very hard on this swap card. I have to make 21 of them. The card I'm posting today is not the card for the swap.( I'm sure it would be safe to post it here...I don't think that anyone from that group has me on their blog reader! LOL!) Today's card is using a Whipper Snapper image called snowfall. I love this snowman! He reminds me of humpty dumpty. and i just adore humpty dumpty! LOL!
I created the paper by using glossy white card stock and the polished stone technique. SCS has a great tutorial on this technique. I then stamped little snowflakes on top of the paper and embossed the snowflakes with winter white ep. then I rubbed some silver pearl ex all over the paper and heated again to set the colors. I am delighted with the outcome. Click on the image, you can really see the detail in the paper!
Let me know what you think!
Smiles :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Carrot between friends

This is a card that I'll be posting on SCS for the Sketch challenge 194. I flipped the sketch on it's side to accommodate the image. If you've never tried a challenge of any kind you should really try one. They are fun to do and you get to see all the beautiful cards that were created for the challenge.
I really like the colors used in this. It's so nice and soft. The picture did not capture the paper, but if you click on the picture you can really see the dp.
Don't forget to leave a comment here if you want to be in on the blog candy for the House Mouse images!
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

stamp...House Mouse -A carrot between friends
paper...certainly celery, blush blossom, dp from Gina K ( a long time ago)
embellishments...Sheer ribbon, scallop border punch

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Still Crazy

My best friend Pat is celebrating her 22nd Wedding Anniversary in a few days. We've known each other since we were in strollers. Our mothers used to walk us together. She lived across the street from me. We've remained the best of friends through all these years. I love both her and her husband, John. They are great people.
I wanted to make something funny for them. I had an idea in my head, but it didn't execute like I imagined it.
The back ground paper is glossy white paper. I sponged it with 3 different blues, and then stamped the trees with craft ink and them embossed the trees with clear ep.
I used SU neighborhood wheel and cut out 2 houses, colored them in and attached them with dimensionals. Mr. Billingsworth has lasooed Edna Yells and is taking her away. They're still crazy about each other after all these years!
Smiles :)

I found some fabulous blog candy here! go now! lol

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Frankie goes to Hollywood

well maybe not Hollywood, but definitely Malibu Beach!
This is going to my son John who is attending Pepperdine University in Malibu. This year his apartment is on the beach. He's one lucky kid!
I made it for a challenge on nic_d's blog. Check it out!
This is an image from Whipper Snapper, called Frankie. He's been colored with copics, cut out and then backed in black card stock, cut out again and then popped up . Now I have the song Relax by Frankie goes to Hollywood in my head,... Wow, that's dating me! lol
Thanks for looking!
Smiles :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Just thought I'd share...

what 110 dozen raviolli look like! LOL!
We're taking a lunch break, we've been working all morning! We've gone through 5 pounds of flour and we're on to our next batch.

We finished at 5:30, and my sister and I made 200 dozen ravioli! With the left over pasta dough we made fettucinni.
Thanks for letting me share this with you!
Smiles :)

Homemade pasta is easy to make! Try it, you'll really like it!
Recipe below!
5 lbs of flour
2 eggs
6 egg yolks
about 1/4 C of oil
3 TB of salt
3 - 3 1/2 cups of luke warm water

mix all together. the dough should not stick to your hands. Knead until smooth. Cut into small pieces about 2 ", roll out to the thickness you desire and then cut into strips. Let hang to dry!

Friday, September 12, 2008

House Mouse and Friends

After I chopped 10 pounds of onions, cut up about 15 lbs of meat I decided that I just had to play for a little while. Everything has to cook for here I am posting again! LOL! I have really been anxious to ink up a House Mouse stamp that hadn't seen ink yet, and I wanted to try out my new Brillance Ink Pad. Both are fantastic.
There was a sketch challenge over at House Mouse and Friends and I have been thinking about it all week long. What image should I use, what paper, etc., and before they post another sketch on Monday I wanted to get this one in! lol ****I just went over there, and this is an old challenge, they are on to a new one! lmao. Well, I still had fun making this even if I am a week too late! ****
This image is called Take Time to Smell the Flowers. I used creamy caramel , riding hood red, river rock, & pink pirouette card stock. the dp is from K & Company. I hand wrote the sentiment with choc chip marker and colored in the image with, what else my copics!
Thanks for looking!
Smiles :)

I'm am thrilled that you are really enjoying my blog. Every now and then I get an email for some images. I am so happy that I have inspired you by one of my cards that you would like an image to try for yourself! If I have it, I'd love to send it.
And that's when I started thinking about Blog Candy! How would you like to receive a collection of stamped House Mouse images. I have a whole bunch...a box full, in fact. I'll stamp 2 images of all my House Mouse stamps, including my Hoppers and Gruffles and send them to one lucky winner. Leave a comment, and we'll pick a winner on Monday, September 22nd. That will give you all a chance to spread the word around to all of your house mouse loving friends! :)

High Seas

Happy Friday, everyone.
This is another image from TAC, called Ship Collage. I stamped the image with chocolate chip and then distressed it a little bit with Distress Ink from Tim Holtz. I used old olive, choc chip, and rose red card stock from SU and the dp is Basic Grey from the Stella Ruby collection. I added some choc chip satin ribbon, a swirly thingie and some jumbo eyelets to complete the card.
I may not get around to posting anything else for the weekend. My sister, Marlene is coming over later in the day and we are going to be making home made raviollis. It's usually a three day process. Today we'll cook up all the meat for the filling, and grind it later on tonight. Tomorrow we make the dough and start stuffing raviollis, let them dry a little and Sunday we'll package them up. It's so much work, but it is so worth the effort!
Enjoy your weekend. I know that I will enjoy mine!
Smiles :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Funny thing happened on the way to the..

This is pretty funny. Stuff like this happens to me all the time.
This morning I went shopping. I was heading to TJMax in search of some king size pillows for my bed. It was a little nippy out this morning so I put on my brand new jeans, go into the closet to get some shoes and can't find anything with a closed foot. All of my shoes are sandals, mostly with heels, where the heck are my flats? No flats, I must have thrown them all out at the end of last season. I must have something like 40 pairs of really nice sandals! Anyway, I find a pair of mules that I purchased in Italy, at least they had a closed toe! I head out the door thinking that I look really nice. My hair and makeup are done nicely, and I had my 20 % off coupon for M's in my purse...M's is really close to the Max. I see my girlfriend in the store and I say hello. She is looking at me really funny. I'm like Fenizia, are you ok? And she says to me, Are you OK? I'm like, yeah, I'm fine, kids are back in school, just running around, trying to get somethings done, you know how it is. Fenizia looks at me again and starts laughing. and says, Lorraine you're blue! I'm like, no I'm not, I'm in a really good mood.! No, she says, you're really blue! The ink from my really expensive True Religion jeans had rubbed off on me. My hands were blue, the side of my purse was blue, and the top of my shoes where the jeans had rubbed were blue. And I had blue on my face. I did notice that my hands seemed blue but I thought it was the lighting in the store. OMG! Can you imagine? I didn't come right home, I did stop in M's. They had a whole bin of $1 Halloween stamps...I didn't buy any...but i'm sure the people in the store thought that I was a little early for Halloween! LOL!
I came home and washed my jeans. 3 washes and the color is still bleeding! ugghhh!
It's a good thing that my appointment with the gynecologist is tomorrow! Can you imagine????? LMAOROTF!
Thanks for listening to my ramble!
Smiles :)

Challenging Train

I just received some new rubber today. I have been really bad with my credit card this month. I am almost afraid to get the bill. I have to stop making purchases for a little while if I want any spending money when I go on the cruise next month with Gina K and friends!
I made this card for both the color challenge CC183, and the sketch challenge SC193 on SCS.

I had a tough time with the sketch for this one, and I didn't have any green galore paper so I just used my su marker to add the touch of Green Galore. I like it, but I think that I am really in love with this new rubber! LOL!
Thanks for the visit. I hope that you're all having a great day.
Smiles :)
***I forgot to mention that this new rubber is from the TAC company. It's called Train Collage. This is my first order from TAC, and I have to say that i am impressed by the quality and the way the image held color and stamped. They're Really Great!***

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Witch Is In

Here's a card that I made for the sketch challenge over at SCS. SC193 was supposed to be a sketch to use up some scraps. I, however managed to make many more scraps!
I usually do not like Halloween. I think it's a pagan holiday! lol
When my kids were younger I used to make all of their costumes. They have been everything from pumpkins to power rangers, princesses to pirates. Now, that I am getting older I can't stand it! We get over 100 trick or treaters at our door. It's not even neighborhood kids. It just bugs me.
Anyway, there are so many cute images for Halloween from a variety of stamp companies. This one is from Whipper Snapper. I'll be making a few cards to send to my nieces and nephews. They are still little and they don't ring my doorbell while I'm trying to eat dinner!
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bewitching Pumpkins

I have two cards to share with you today. They are both the same image, Bewitching Pumpkins from House Mouse.
I wanted to compare coloring them in using prisma color pencils and copics. The photos of these two cards isn't the best... something with the lighting...but you tell me which one you like better. I think that they are both adorable, and both are not designed the same way, different layouts and different embellishments which make a huge difference in the overall feeling of the completed cards
While in my travels yesterday I came across a blog Joy in a Jar. Her card which featured a house mouse design made me gasp. It was so beautiful. From her blog I traveled to House Mouse & Friends. They have some great challenge sketches. While my cards don't even fit the requirements for their sketch challenge, I certainly was inspired by both blogs. You really should go visit.
Thanks for the time today!
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Frog in love

Happy Monday everyone!
I wish I had found this blog before I put this card together. Please check out 2Sketches4you. They have wonderful sketches posted and also give hints and suggestions on how to complete your projects using their sketches!
Here's another image from Whipper Snapper colored in with Copic Markers. He's very funny, don't you think? I gave him goggly eyes to add to his goofiness.
I love coloring,no problem there but today I had a very hard time putting it all together into making a card. Sometimes the mojo just isn't there. I have always said that I am color challenged. I find it very difficult putting colors together unless they are done for me. I didn't know what to do with him. None of the color combo's that I was putting together were working. And that SU color wheel, well it was no help at all. I think I pulled out every piece of card stock that I own and still nothing worked so I settled on glorious green and wild wasabi with a touch of summer sun. I had these stickers left over from valentines day and added them. I'm not totally happy with this one, but I still think he's cute. I'll find him a good home! lol!
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Got Milk?

Meet Maribel the Cow.
I thought that this would be a cute card to send to a friend who had a baby. I know, I am very warped...LOL!
I used my copics once again. I am really falling in love with them. I'm still looking for better ink to stamp the images so they don't bleed through. While working with Copics the color itself bleeds through the paper. While coloring this in I had another sheet of stamped images ready to play with and the color went right through onto the stamped images that were under the one I was working on! That is so frustrating.
I hope you are enjoying these images.
Thanks for checking in today!
I've been spending way too much time on this computer, in my stamp room and haven't done anything else! I must go to the grocery store and stock the fridg! I've got complaints that there is nothing to eat! LOL!
Have a great Friday! Relax and enjoy your weekend!
Smiles :)

image...Maribel the Cow by Whipper Snapper, copic markers
paper...Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Charbon DP
embellies...May Arts Velvet Ric Rac, primas, stickles, brads

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I just can't wait to be King!

Will the real Lion King please step forward!
This image is called King of the Jungle. Again, I have a few smudges from the black ink. I really have to invest in another ink pad while working with Copics!
When I took out this image I had the perfect dp in mind to work with. I know that I bought it at ACMoore a long time ago and really had to go through my stash to find it. LOL! I'm really into using up my stash. I horde paper, it's a very bad thing. After all it's only paper and it should be used!
I have a few more images to ink up by Whipper Snapper. ( I am not affiliated with this company, heck I'm not affiliated with any company!) Check in tomorrow and meet....
Have a great day.
Smiles :)
This card measures 5 1/4" square so it will fit into a 5 1/2 " square envelope

image...Whipper Snapper King of the Jungle
paper...white, choc chip, summer sun, close to cocoa, unknown dp, Copic markers
embellies...old olive grosgrain ribbon, stickles, baubles, flower

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Slobbery Pooch

I thought that i would be able to wait until tomorrow to work with another image from my new stash from Whipper Snapper, but I couldn't keep away.So... I'm declaring this week to be my Whipper Snapper week to showcase my new stamps! LOL! Splitcoast posted a new sketch challenge , SC192, and I jumped right in using Slobbery Pooch. Isn't he really cute?

I used some retired dp from SU called Loves Me. Got out the Janome Sew Mini and started stitching away. I used crystal effects for all his slobber and on his tongue. LOL!
Thanks for visiting today. Tell me, are you loving this pooch as much as I am?
Smiles :)

image...Whipper Snapper, Slobbery Pooch
paper...close to cocoa, cool carribean, regal rose, taken with teal, copic markers (it's getting easier to shade with them)
embellies...unknown ribbon, crystal effects, sewing on paper, dimensionals, scallop Border punch

Pigs in Love Forever...

When this stamp arrived with the others i had no clue what it was. Don't get me wrong, I knew what i had ordered, and even though I order most of my stamps unmounted whenever I can, I can still tell what they are, but not this one! I thought that Whipper Snapper had sent me scrap rubber. LOL! It's a tough image to stamp. I kept getting smudges and ink spots where they shouldn't be, but persistence paid off. I stamped the image with SU Basic Black ink, not good when working with Copics! I will have to invest in another black ink pad, Stazon smudges as well when working with Copic Markers. Ugghhh!
I thought this image was just adorable. I had to work with it. I used SU Print Pattern BG stamp for the first layer on the card. I used Copics to color in the little (big) piggies...I really need to practice more with them for shading.
This brought a smile to my face. I hope it brings a smile to yours too.
Come back tomorrow and meet another new friend from Whipper Snapper!
Smiles :)

Image...Whipper Snapper Pigs in Love, SU Print Pattern BG
Paper...SU bb, white, pixie pink
embellies...Prima flowers, stickles, baubles

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Whipper Snappers have arrived

Visiting a blog friend, Sarah I discovered these images from Whipper Snapper. They are so cute, and since i didn't have anything like them at all I took the plunge and ordered a few.
Meet Farley. I think that he is a riot. I knew that I wanted to use outlaw paper with him. I colored him in with SU Markers, handwrote the sentiment, and added some jumbo eyelets. This will be going out to my nephew Danny, whose birthday was in August. I just need his new college address to send it to him!
Have a great day!
Smiles :)

Napping on thistle

What a crazy weekend we all had. It was a whirlwind of activities celebrating my sister's birthday. She is so much fun to be around that I wish that we could see each other more often. She lives in California and it's not always easy to get together. She left Sunday and I miss her already! My two sisters are planning a 12 day cruise to Ireland next summer and they want me to come along with them. Just us sisters! I hope that I can convience my husband to let me go. It's one thing to take a two week trip as a family, but a whole different ball game traveling for that long without them!
This card is a HouseMouse, and is called Napping on Thistle. I used my copic markers to color this in. (I only have Box A of the copics and am thinking that I need to get another set, probably Box B. I'll have to wait a month or two. I have been ordering lots of stamps from different companies and need to stop spending so much, especially if I want to go on that cruise next year! LOL)
Getting back to the card, I sponged around the image, and attempted to use the SU scallop border punch and screwed up on one punch so I kept screwing up and liked the outcome. It kind of looks like a fancy border. I added a little stickles to the flowering thistle.
Enjoy! Have a great day!
Smiles :)

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