Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Friday!!

Hi everyone...I'm so glad it's finally Friday!! I made these cards on Wednesday and I thought I'd share them with you!!

I used the same Magnolia image (Heart Jumper) on all 3 cards and stamped it with Stazon ink. I coloured the images in with my Prismacolour pencils and gamsol and added stickles to the wings and glossy accents to the heart and patch on the dress. I used my Cuttlebug embossing folders (either Swiss Dots or Heart Blocks) on the cardstock (which is from Papertrey Ink...the colours are Pure Poppy and Sweet Blush). The patterned paper is from SU!'s Valentine bundle and the ribbon is from Papertrey Ink. I also used my scalloped nesties and added some clear baubles from Stamping Bella to finish off the cards. I think these cards turned out cute and I hope that the recipients like them!!

Last night, I attended an opportunity night to learn more about becoming a SU! demonstrator and we made the small card holder and the candy bag topper at the meeting! I really enjoy SU!'s products and have seriously been considering becoming a demonstrator for a while now...I'll keep you posted on what I decide to do!!

Anyways, thanks for stopping by to check out what I've been making...I'm hoping to get some more card making time in this weekend!! Have a great night everyone!!

Blog candy alert!!

You need to head on over to Kim's blog for your chance to win some fantastic blog candy that she's giving away. The draw closes at midnight tonight, so hurry over for your chance to win!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Sunday!!

Hi everyone!! Hope you all had a great weekend!! I thought I share some of the cards that I've been making this past week and weekend. The first 3 pictures are cards that I made in some classes...I didn't come up with the ideas...but I just wanted to share them with you.

The first picture is from a card class that I attended this past Tuesday at the Pickle. Linda was the instructor and she's always coming up with awesome ideas for cards. The class was all about making cards for kids and I love what she came up with (I really liked both cards a lot and I ended up buying the lion stamp).

The next two pictures are from a card class that I attended on Friday night at Crop Til You Drop. Sheri was the instructor and I like the ideas that she comes up with (I like all the cards but I think my favourite is the black, white, and red one for Valentine's Day).

The final two pictures are cards that I ended up making today. I've had these Huggabugg stamps from Stamping Bella laying around and I decided to ink them up. For the pink card, I inked up Stampah Huggabugg with black Stazon ink, embossed it with clear detail powder, and coloured it in with my Tombows (I didn't really get the pink colours to match...oh's kinda hard when the room I was in isn't very well lit). I also used my rectangle nestabilites, some dots from Stamping Bella, and ribbon from Papertrey Ink (I just received my order from them on Thursday). I also added some Stickles to the wings for some shimmer. The dark chocolate cardstock is also from Papertrey Ink and the pink paper is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet line.

For the blue card, I inked up Luna Huggabugg with black Stazon ink and coloured it in with my Tombows. I used my rectangle nestabilites, some baubles from Stamping Bellas, ribbon from Papertrey Ink, and Stickles on the wings. The cardstock is Ocean Tides from Papertey Ink and the blue paper is from the Urban Prairie line by Basic Grey. I'm happy with how both of the Huggabugg cards turned out...simple but cute!!

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been creating...I'm hoping to have some more cards to share later on this week. Have a great night everybody!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Edwin's Snowman

Hi everyone!! Hope you are all doing well and had good weekends!! Sorry that I haven't posted any new cards for a while...I've just been feeling blah and not feeling very creative (I think it has something to do with the weather)...I'm hoping that I'm past that now and can get back to making cards.

I made this card yesterday and thought I would share it with you. I inked up this Magnolia stamp (Edwin's snowman) with Versafine Ink in Onyx Black and coloured it in with my Tombows. I used my plain and scalloped rectangle Nestabilities around the image and I added some stickles and Glossy Accents to the image. I also used my threading water punch on the card (love it!!) and added a glittered silk snowflake for the final touches.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!! I'll be attending a couple of card classes this week so I'm hoping to get those cards posted sometime this week too!! Have a great night everyone!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blog candy alert!!

Laurel is offering up some really cute Valentine/Love themed stamp sets in honour of her blogoversary!! Stop by her blog and check it out!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Thank you!!

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to my Bella Sistah Janet for this awesome package that I received in the mail today!! I received some really cute Tinkerbell stickers and a mini Tinkerbell calendar, a couple of glitter markers, some blingy sticky gems, some cuttlebug folders, a Bella stamp (Craftybella), and a really cute card!! THANKS JANET!!

Blog candy alerts!!

Carri is offering up some really cute sock monkey inspired blog candy!! Stop by her blog and check it out!!

is offering up some really cute Valentine's day blog candy!! Stop by her blog for your chance to win!!

Also, stop by Sally's blog and check out the fabulous blog candy she is offering up in honour of her 39th wedding anniversary and passing 1500 hits on her blog!!

Bev is also offering up some really cute blog candy so check it out on her blog!!

An award!!

I have just received the Marie Antoinette Award from Teresa!!

Teresa is one of my friends and "sisters" from SBS23. Thank you very much for the award Teresa (if you haven't checked out her blog, you should stop by...she's very creative)!!

It's always nice to receive an award cause it means that people out there like my work that I post on my blog!!

What I have to do with this award is:

1. Link to the person who gave you the award (that will be Teresa)
2. Nominate 7 more persons
3. Link the nominees and let them know about this award
4. Post the award on my own blog

Here are my 7 blog nominations:

1. Jacquie over at Javablustamper
2. Kim over at Crafts by Kim
3. Janet over at Corrosive Creations by Janet
4. Shannon over at Creating Men & Bellas
5. Loreen over at Loreen's Scrap Space
6. Simone over at As My World Turns
7. Dawn over at Crafty Ramblings

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thank you!!

I just wanted to share this really cute card that I received from my Bella Sistah Janet yesterday!! I think she did an amazing job on the card and I can't wait to see what other creations she sends my way!! THANK YOU JANET!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cute Valentine's Day blog candy alert!!

Michelle is offering up some really cute Valentine's blog candy!! Stop on over at her blog and check it out!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Butterflyabella card

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had a safe and happy one!! I've had this stamp for a while now and decided to make something with it (I think that's going to be one of my resolutions this year...make something with every new stamp I get when I get it...or else it will end up sitting in a container for a while).

Anyways, I inked the stamp with Versafine ink in Onyx Black, embossed it with shimmer detail powder, and I coloured it in with my Tombows. I ran the cream coloured cardstock through my Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots folder (love it...I've been wanting this folder for a while) and used my rectangle nesties around the image. I also added some copper baubles (from Stamping Bella) and some yellow ribbon to finish off the card. I think this card turned out simple but cute (I think another resolution that I should make is to step out of my "comfort" zone when I make cards...we'll see how that goes).

Thanks for stopping by to check out what I've been creating! Hope you all have a great night!!

Major blog candy alert!!

You need to check out Starving Artistamps as they are giving away some very sweet blog candy!! You have until January 6th to enter!!