Wednesday, December 16, 2009



Second post today! I just couldn't wait to tackle the Just Us Girls Challenge this week after checking out the blog again earlier today! When I saw it at first, I knew I couldn't join in on the fun because I do not own chalks. But, when I checked them out again today, I read the update on the very top saying "powdered make up like eyeshadow or blush" could be used in place of chalks. *gasp!* Yay!!! Eyeshadow and blush I certainly own! :) So, after deciding I'd use Color Throwdown's colors again, I figured, what the heck!, pair it up with Everything But the Kitchen Sink sketch! Wee!!

I really like how soft the images turn out with this technique. I think the softness makes a big impact against all the strong colors around it. I may just try this again!! Yay! :) Instead of using a sponge dauber (as suggested in the tut), I used a soft eyeshadow brush and tapped the color on instead of swirling it on the image. I tried swirling at first and it gave the image sort of a halo of color around it, made it muddy. Yay for learning new things!!!! :)

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making and sharing it with you! :) :) :)

Stamp: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour
Paper: PTI Rich Avocado, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy
Ink: VersaMagic Cloud White
Other: Sakura white gel pen, Recollections silver pearls, Fiskars Upper Crest punch, buttons from WalMart, Michael's grosgrain ribbon, eyeshadow in red and light blue, eyeshadow brush


Happy Wednesday everyone!

I was expecting a fuller schedule at the spa today but, a few clients cancelled and I don't have to go in until 4pm today. Bummer, yes but it gave me a few hours to finish the dishes, put folded laundry away and of course, make this card and post it! Yay!!

I have to admit I love how this card turned out. This combo is Color Throwdown #73. I wasn't quite sure how Spring Rain was going to look with the other colors. But, as always, the result is just awesome. Thanks to Ms Tammy at CTD for this week's combo!! :) I also used Ms Mercy's Tuesday Sketch #52 as inspiration. Yay for challenges!! :)

I think I am addicted to tying bows!! haha. After drooling over Ms Maureen's perfect bows (like this one!! *drool!*), I knew I had to find a video or tutorial on how make these little things! I found one on YouTube that was really helpful but can't find the exact one at the moment. But, the awesomest!! trick I learned was from Ms Gina over at StampTV! Ok, I'm sure this clever trick may not be new to most of you but it is to me and I'm just so happy I learned it! Wee!! Ok, so I've tried making bows by tying it onto the card as though I was tying one on a boxed present. Never worked. Plus, I ended up wasting ribbon. :( What I learned from Ms Gina was to take some thread and tie it around a strip of ribbon already adhered onto the card and basically cinch it. Place the seperately tied bow on top of the cinch and there you go! Perfect looking bow! Weee!!! Learning new stuff is AWE. SOME. :)

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week.
Merry Christmas!!!! :) :) :)

Stamp: Inkadinkado GemStone Birds
Paper: PTI Rich Avocado, Spring Moss, Spring Rain
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Other: Michael's grosgrain ribbon, Recollections pearls

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis the Season to Embellish =)

Hello everyone!!

It's great to be back bloggin' again! I've missed a couple of sketch challenges this past week. Life just took over a bit! I hope some of you missed me. *wink*

Today's card is my take on this week's Embellish Color Challenge *With Snowflakes* It was so much FUN using these colors together. It may just be added to my fave list! Wee!!

I recently found a blog called that offers free SVG files for the Cricut Expression using SCAL. (Check her out! The images are fab!!) I downloaded the snowflake svg and used it for this card. It was the perfect snowflake accent! Don'cha just love it when things just ... work??!!? Yay!

I hope you guys have a great week and I'd love to hear from you!!

I've missed you!!!

Stamp: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour
Paper: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, Bazzill Basics Tiara
Ink: VersaMagic Cloud White
Other: Michael's satin ribbon, Fiskars Upper Crest punch, Recollections pearls, Cricut Exp, SCAL

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Deck the Halls..

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you having a good week so far? :)

Today's card is my take on Mojo Monday Sketch 116. (It's contest time this week!!) I also used Color Throwdown #72 for the color combo. Such pretty colors..

Christmas is only two weeks away!! Are you ready??? It is such a great holiday.. I try to enjoy the true meaning of it especially in tough times like these. :)

I hope you enjoy this card. Have a great day!!!

Thanks for looking!! :) :)

Stamps: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour
Paper: PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Recollections paper pack (red), DCWV Textured Neutrals (cream)
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Danube Blue and Lady Bug, Stazon Timber Brown
Other: Recollections rhinestones, Michael's grosgrain ribbon

Monday, December 7, 2009

I wish you JOY..

Hey everyone! I'M BACK! Ran some errands this afternoon like I said in my earlier post aaaannnnnddd I got a little bit of Christmas shopping done. Yay! :) Here's another card!

This one took longer to make than usual. I played with a damask-like stamp from the TPC Christmas Glamour set and I got carried away! hee hee! :) I used Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #93 as inspiration. Not exactly as the sketch required but, I enjoyed making it and I hope it makes you smile! Wee! :)

Thanks for looking and commenting!!! It means so much! :)

Stamp: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz and Pure Poppy, Bazzil Mother of Pearl
Ink: Memento Lady Bug
Other: Michael's grosgrain ribbon, Cricut Expression, SCAL, Sakura white gel pen

'Tis the Season..

Happy Monday everyone!!

I whipped up this card today using Ms Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #47. I am trying to finish up with the Christmas cards so I can send them out this week. I have to send out a couple soon because they're for my dear dear friends in the Philippines. :) I have a ton of errands today! I like that I have two weekDAYS off. It makes running these errands a bit easier as I am not running around battling through weekend crowds!

I hope you enjoy my take on Ms Karen's sketch. I will be back later today with a card using Ms Taylor's sketch! And maybe even a Mojo card! Wee!!! :)

Thanks for looking! And, as always, I'd LOVE to hear what you think! :) :)

Stamps: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour
Paper: PTI New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White, Recollections Basics Green Damask pp
Ink: Memento New Sprout
Other: Fiskars Upper Crest punch, Michael's satin ribbon, StampNStuff White opaque ep, Recollections silver pearls

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Glitter! Glitter! Glitter!

Hey everyone!! Did you have a good Saturday?? Had a full day at the spa today.. My weekend starts tomorrow! Wee!!! :)

When I saw Everything But The Kitchen Sink's Around The House challenge earlier this week, I knew I had to play. I got my notepad and started drawing out how I wanted to do it. Four pages and a couple of days later (HA!), I decided on making a Christmas card using pink as the main color. I couldn't decide on a sketch so, I went through my blog list today and a card by Ms LeAnne at Wee Inklings caught my eye! (She's such an inspiration. Check her out, if you haven't!) It was a card for Just Us Girls Challenge. I immediately loved the sketch! :)

I used two ornaments from TPC Studio's Christmas Glamour stamp set. I stamped them on a piece of cardstock, cut them out, measured and cut the toothpicks to follow the contours and laid them onto the image with repositionable adhesive. I then laid Terrifically Tacky Tape on top of the toothpicks and adhered them onto the cardfront. I peeled off the cardstock, layered some glue on the toothpick ornaments and glittered away! I think I may have fallen in love with glitter! Weee!!! :)

Thanks for looking! I hope this card makes you smile! :) :) Leave a comment. I love reading them!! :)

Stamps: TPC Studio Christmas Glamour, Recollections $ stamp
Paper: PTI Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, g.c.d. studios Pink Medallions dp
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown
Other: Martha Stewart Rose Quartz glitter, TTT, Recollections rhinestones, Michael's grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My girly blinged out reindeer!

Happy Thursday everyone!

I have a semi-full day at work today and so I thought I'd sneak this post in before I get too exhausted to do so when I get home tonight. Today's card is my take on Ms Mercy's Tuesday Sketch and this week's Color Throwdown! :) I'm thinking of changing things up a bit by combining two other challenges because so far, I've been combining Ms Mercy's sketch with CTD.. Maybe next week... Weee!!! Love these challenges!!!

I love this reindeer image! I stamped *her* onto PTI Sweet Blush, paper pieced her cute little nose with Pure Poppy and blinged her out! Wee! :) I hope you enjoy it! :)

Thanks for looking! Have a great rest of the week! :)

Stamps: Recollections ($bin at Michael's)
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush, Rich Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Recollections paper pack (cream)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: Fiskars Apron Lace punch, Recollections rhinestones, Michael's grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mojo Monday 115

Hey everyone!

I am a couple of days late with my Mojo Monday card. I have to admit, I was starting to feel quite discouraged by all these cards I've been making. It started to feel like I was wasting ... supplies? Does anyone feel like this? *sigh*

I am quite happy about how this card turned out, though. I may actually make a few more exactly like it. :) I hope you have a great week and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! Weee!!! :)

Show me some love! :) :) :)

Stamp: Inkadinakdo Warm Holiday Wishes, Christmas Silhouettes
Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, Pure Poppy
Ink : Stazon Timber Brown
Other: Michael's grosgrain ribbon, Recollections silver rhinestones, CB Textile ef, Fiskars corner rounder