Monday, September 29, 2008

Spiral Whispers - Snowflake Kitty

Here is another card I made with the adorable Spiral Whispers stamps. This one is also colored in copics. I added flocking to the hat to make it furry. Liquid applique for the snow and added those cute little snowflakes I believe are made by Hero Arts. Paper is DCWV...

Hope everyone is having a great week. Tonight is my Friday cause I am off tomorrow night so will have some new cards this week...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Spiral Whispers - Pink Christmas Puppy

Here is another adorable stamp from Spiral Whispers. This is another cute stamp from Janet Roberts. I colored this one in Copics and made parts of it 3d. The paper is DCWV Christmas stack from this year I believe. I added shimmerz to the ball once it was colored in copics and added some rhinestones. The inside I cut out a couple of the candy canes from the matching paper and sewed around the edges. I also embossed around the scallops on the main image. If you notice I never get any smearing of black when I color my images with markers cause every image I do 99% of them are embossed with black which is great for markers cause they don't smear. If I don't emboss it will occassionally smear no matter what Ink I have tried.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Only 2 more work nights for me this week. I took my Friday night off which is Tuesday cause we are going to be short handed and no more nights off till someone else is trained in.
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Papertrey Ink - Beams and Boards

Papertrey Ink came out awhile back with a set I called Boards and Beams it was cute little houses you can put together a couple styles and then fences and doors, trees etc. Well in their latest release they came out with an expansion pack called Home for the Holidays. The snow parts of the roofs and snowmans and wreaths etc. They can be found at Papertrey Inks website. I love both these sets but they are alot of work and cutting if you make cards 3d like I do but its so worth it. The trim I put on the tree above I found at Michaels, there was 3 different colors in a spool with their Christmas ribbon. I thought it went perfect. I put it on there with Crystal effects which you kinda have to hold it down till it takes. I laid a pair of scissors on top.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. And good news High Hope stamps is having a new release tomorrow and from the sneak peeks it looks so cute. A bunch of Dragons. I love anything fantasy so I can't wait. I've seen a few cute stamps with the latest releases or soon to be releases from a few different spots but may have to wait till after Christmas which is right around the corner and I need to get started.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Another Magnolia Scene

Here is another scene card I made with my Magnolia stamp. Again done in markers and then used some glitter for the snow and lacquer for the lights.

Magnolia Christmas Scene

I just love Magnolia stamps. This one is a Christmas scene I did. Colored with copics and parts 3d. Added flocking to the trim and lacquer to where I wanted it to look shiney. These are tons of fun to do but kind of time consuming. I just ordered from the latest release from Magnolia can't wait to get those ones.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Spiral Whispers - Challenge 4 - Flourishes

If you haven't checked out Spiral Whispers please do. I was asked to be on the Guest Design team for October. I am so excited, they are becoming one of my favorite stamp companies. I just love Janet's cute litte animal stamps and her little girls. The rest of the stamps there are great too. Also very fast shipping and great prices. Also their October release is less then a week away, how great is that. I can't wait to see what new stamps they come up with.

Anyways onto the Challenge card for their Challenge 4 - Flourishes The stamp I used for this challenge is one of Janets its called Milly & Snowman The card was colored with Copics and I made parts of it 3d. I also added glitter to the snowman and it is embossed. The flourishes I used are actually from Quickutz Revolution. I believe there are like 5 flourishes in one punch out. I used my DCWV glitter stack. The cardstock used in this card is also DCWV Winter stack. I added flocking to the trim of her coat and hat which makes it looks fluffy. It's very cute in person hard to see in the picture. There is also a flourish on the inside of the card.
That is Challenge 4.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Blog Candy Giveaways

Check out the great blog and also the great blog Candy at Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles and guess what the blog candy is Donkey stamps. How cute is that.

I will be posting some cards I made later this evening. I took last night off cause I wasn't feeling good but made a couple cards today...

Anki's Blog Candy

Anki is giving away some great blog candy on her blog with some adorable stamps. You can check it out here "Anki's Blog" Be sure to check out the rest of her blog too she has some adorable cards on there.

Hope everyone is having a great week.

Elzybells - Singing Penguins

Another adorable stamp from Elzybells. I love all the penguin stamps she has also. Added flocking to their bellies and trim on the hat. Made parts 3d. This is done in copics...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fluffles Halloween

I love this stamp is a new one or well kinda new from Stampendous. I watercolored this and added dew drops and lots of them to the bottom in halloween colors... I thought it turned out soo cute.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sugar Nellies - Christmas Shopping

This little gal is from Sugar Nellies too isn't she just too cute. I watercolored her on Fabriano watercolor paper which I only have a couple sheets left. I added flocking to her frim so it looks fluffy. She is also embossed in black. Added a charm, sewing and ribbon for final touches...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sugar Nellies - Just a note

Here is a card I watercolored from Sugar Nellies. I just love this stamp. The flowers I am not sure where they are from and the brads are Making Memories. I found them in the $1.99 bin at Archivers. Isn't this card too cute...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Elzybells - Twilight

Here is a great stamp from Elzybells I just love it. Added felt snowflakes from Hero Arts I think they are. Added applique for snow and then glitter to that so it looked fluffly. I colored everything with copics. Isn't it too cute.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend which today is my Monday. It's wierd going to work when everyone else is off but it is nice having the whole day off.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Spiral Whispers - Girl on Reindeer

Another adorable stamp from Spiral Whispers. Isn't she adorable. I colored her with Copics. I added flocking to the trim on her outfit and the snowflake is new from Stampin Up which will be available on October 1. The crystal is Swarvoski. Paper is gorgeous is from the new DCWV winter stack I got at Michaels the other day.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stampin Up - Happy Blessings

This is a new set from Stampin Up which will be available to the public on October 1st. Isn't it just too cute. The flowers are from Joanns I cut them apart they came in a bouquet. Everything was colored with Copics and I added distress ink to the edges and sewed the edges.
Hope everyone is having a great week...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Blog Candy at All the things I love

Bevs giving away some blog candy it can be seen at her blog "All the things I love" be sure to check it out. There is a stamp from Whiff of Joy... called Hot Chocolate

Stampendous - Skating Monkey

Well another week almost done for me. Tonight is my last night shift until Saturday. I got some new Elzybells stamps to use this week. I can't wait I just love em. This stamp here was a Archiver's Exclusive Chantigo set. I love how the happy holidays is in the swirl of the skating. This is colored in markers...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Whiff Of Joy - Charlotte decorating a tree

Isn't she a little cutie. That is Charlotte and I got her at Whiff of Joy. I got a bunch of other one's too and just got my recent angels which you are going to just love when I make them. I didn't get a chance this week seems like I was swamped with this or that. Anyways this little gal is colored with copics and I cut out the tree ornaments and made them 3d along with Charlotte. I believe the saying is Amuse.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. And for Tracy the little kitty in yesterday's blog is Spiral Whispers which is over in the UK somewhere so it would be local for you. Probably cheaper than for me. Just click on the link and it will take you to the kitties....

Friday, September 12, 2008

Spiral Whispers - Winter Kitty

Isn't this little guy too cute. I stamped and embossed him on Kraft paper. Added flocking to the trim of of scarf and hat. Glitter on the snow. Background has embossed cuttlebug for the brown. I love these stamps they are all just so cute...

Recipe - Orange Chicken

I didn't make too many cards this week as I was way too busy with other things but I did make a couple and will take some pictures later on today. My printer broke so I also had to get a new one of those this week. I thought I would share with you a recipe I made last night for supper. I made it with Homemade Oatmeal Honey bread and Rice.

Orange Chicken

5 Chicken Breasts
2 Cups of Orange Juice
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1 Envelope dry onion soup mix
1 tsp garlic powder
1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch.

Mix together ingrediants and pour over chicken. Bake in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting chicken every half an hour.

This was excellent I made white rice with it and used the sauce over the rice.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sugar Nellies - Black Polka Dots

Another great stamp from Sugar Nellies. This one I created because I was actually having a dumb moment and standing in my scraproom thinking of something to do when the black polka dotted flowers from Doodlebugs caught my attention. They probably been sitting in that same place for at least 3 years. HAHA. I thought hmmm about time I do something with these. So I pulled out my Sugarnellies... The button is from Oriental Trading which I got a whole container full of polka dotted buttons from there. I believe they have striped now and glitter too. They are like $20 per container but they have tons of buttons. I watercolored this also with my Peerless watercolors. Background is just my Stampin Up Polka dotted background stamped on white and took a sponge around the edges.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Elzybells - Having Coffee

I just love Elzybells stamps. This one is sooo adorable. The background coffee saying stamp is also elzybells. I first stamped that in Dark brown using my Stampin Up linen background and then embossed the coffee saying on top of it. Thought it looked so neat I almost didn't want to cover it up. The girls are done with copics and edges distressed with the dark brown. Background paper is just some I had in my stash.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Dragon Fall Fun

Isn't this little dragon way too cute. I love these guys I have them for almost all the seasons. I definately have to get the one's I am missing though. He is all done in copics and I made all the leaves 3d. I found the neat paper in my last DCWV Fall stack.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Rubbernecker - Autumn Scarecrow

Isn't this little guy cute. He is from Rubbernecker. I pieced the pants with the background paper and then colored with copics. Sky and ground are sponged. Diecuts are quickutz. I also sewed along the edges. He gets you in the fall spirit doesn't he.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Card and Candle

Here is a card and candle set I made yesterday. Just experimenting so far but I want to make some of these as Christmas gifts. Card is a Fabriano card and is watercolored. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Its back to work tonight for me feels wierd cause I have had 5 whole days off. So back to the gym and work tonight. :-(

Sugar Nellie - Shabby Chic

Another Sugar Nellies image from Funky Kits. I just love these little girls they are great for watercoloring and making parts 3d. This one is done with my peerless. Inside of this is a old retired stamp from Stampin Up. I believe its called Toile Blossoms. I always get people sendiing me messages asking for names of stamps. Its always a guess as I immediately UM all my stamps and they go into binders by occassion or brand or whatever. So its not always correct.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.