Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Changito Monkeys

Here are some more monkey cards I did. I just love these stamps. They always make me smile. I just ordered all the new ones at KTSTAMPS a couple days ago. You can buy them on cling cushion now.

Friday, January 30, 2009

New Changito Monkeys

Isn't this set too cute. I picked it up at Archivers the other day. Both are colored in pencils. Hope everyone is having a great week...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Victoria Case - Steal a Kiss & Angel on the Moon

Arn't these stamps cute. The first one on top is called "Steal a Kiss" and can be used for really any occassion. You could use it as a Birthday card for that special guy. Or a Miss you card, Thinking of you etc. This one was an easy peasy 10 minute card but still very elegant. I colored the people in copics, added a rhinestone to her ear for an earring. I cut out his arm off another stamped image so something on it was 3d. I distressed the edges with my Antique Linen distress ink and then I cut out a Nestie shape for it and embossed that. I added some Papertrey Ink gorgeous ribbon. The color of the ribbon is Berry Shorbet Swiss dots. I just love her ribbon as it matches her paper which I also used the Berry Shorbet Cardstock available at Papertrey Ink. I then sewed around the edges and added a couple pearls..... Easy huh?

Next card is just as easy she is called "Angel on the Moon" and is also a Red rubber stamp. I stamped 2 images out, one being in a nestie circle. I distressed the back of the circle so it made it look like night. I used Papertrey Ink, Spring Rain. Then I colored the moon in copics. I cut out the eye and lips of another moon and made those pieces 3d. I also colored the fairy in copics and cut her out so she was 3d. Very easy to cut out as the lines are all smooth. I then added a flower rhinestone to her hair which I believe Hero Arts makes those and I used my Stampin Up star punch and cut out a couple of the stars for the background and used my stickles and added some to her wings and the heart and stars. I used lacquer for the lips and eye of the moon. The glitter cardstock was a dcwv stack. I added a couple dew drops to the edge and then sewed around the card. Nice huh. Again Gorgeous stamps and can be used for any occassion.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Red Rubber at Victoria Case

Oh my have you seen the gorgeous new stamps at Victoria Cases website. Check these out. I love that bunny he is just adorable I can't wait to color him. I have the new Fairy on the Moon and Steal a Kiss I am going to make some cards with tomorrow. I took a vacation day tonight but now i am too tired to make anything. I am also watching Season 3 of 24 it is pretty good. I have so many Seasons of DVD of different shows. I love having them on while I am making cards...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Victoria Case - New Digital Stamps

Victoria Case has new digital stamps starting today and they are adorable. Check out this gorgeous Monkey isn't he too cute. I think next time I am going to make him a little smaller. I printed him about about 3 inches by 4 inches I think he is. And yes he is printed on Strathmore Watercolor paper 140lbs. And is watercolored and as you can see no smearing. The flowers are colored with Twinkling H20's and each flower is 3d.... I also got some new stamps to her today which is the Kiss one and the Fairy on the Moon one which I will be making some cards on my day off with those.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Victoria Case - Horse Digital Stamp

This is one of Victoria Case Designs Digital Image. This one is printed on watercolored paper and then I watercolored it. I used my nesties to cut out the circle and then made the legs 3d. I also added a dew drop to the flower and added lacquer to the teeth and eyes and feet.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and hope everyone is warmer than it is here in Minnesota. We got another cold front coming in so its been chilly.... I am ready for summer. haha..

Saturday, January 24, 2009

More Pink Gem Cards

Here are some more Pink Gem Design cards I made yesterday...

Pink Gem Designs - Adorable Dragon

This adorable dragon is from Pink Gem Designs. Isn't it too cute. It is watercolored with distress inks and watercolors and I added some Prima flowers.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. We went and seen "Underworld Revenge of the Lycans" this morning and it was super good if you have seen the other two. Also I just finished listening to Nora Roberts "Sign of the Seven Trilogy" on Audio Books and its definately worth the read or if you like audio books like I do because of my long drive into work then those. The three books are "Blood Brothers" "Hawkins Hollow" and "The Pagan Stone"

Friday, January 23, 2009

Digital Stamps - Sketching Stamper

Here is a card I watercolored yesterday that IS a digital stamp. It is from Sketching Stamper. I will be adding the link under digital stamps later. I believe she is the same gal that use to create designs for Spiral Whispers but that is unconfirmed. I use to buy stamps from a Christine Dark though and she has the same name. Anyways I have read numerous places that you cannot watercolor on digital stamps. That is completely WRONG ! I have a Canon IP4500 which costed me roughly $80 from Amazon. Which my model isn't available but there is IP4600 at Amazon that is similiar probably better than mine. But anyways the point is I ran some watercolor paper through which is 140 # but I used my Stratmore paper in case it didn't work. I didn't want to waste my good stuff haha... I was making another card before I started this so it sat for a couple hours so it did have time to dry. I used my watercolors and distress inks to paint it and I didn't get any smearing... I did not heat set it or anything. Anyways don't you think it's cute....

Hope everyone is having a great week...

Blog Candy Alert is offering up some major blog candy! You will have to go and check it out! So...what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning? Just spread the word on your blog and leave a comment on hers... The new images are adorable...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Stampendous Bee

Isn't this an adorable stamp. It is another stamp I bought from Stampendous. I know I have said this before but I buy all my Stampendous stamps from Katie at KTstamps. She took over that part of the business from Dick at HMstamps. She is great and has a great prices. I normally preorder mine before they are released. This was watercolored. I really enjoy watercoloring, which I think I have gotten better at it then I use to be. I guess practice helps.

The new Stampin UP catalog came out today. I never received my demo copy yet so I downloaded it off their website like everyone else. I actually put in an order today also. There were a few sets I thought were adorable. One was called "Animal Crackers", which had cute little animals which are cartoony. Next was called "A Kind Word" which was a couple girls and adorable. Then there was a Tree set which I ordered. I also ordered some new embellishments which were cordoroy buttons and some buttons called Latte. Oh can't forget the new paper I ordered haha.

Also if you haven't seen them yet, 7 Kids College Fund has preorders for the new dies from Spellbinders. There are tons so I am deciding on which ones I should order first. I don't feel bad investing as much money into these as they cost because as you can tell I use them continuously so they pay for themselves in the long run. If you haven't ordered or seen these in action just look at my cards. I know it can be very overwhelming as there are sooo many of them. You need to figure out your style and what you would use. $20 a set isn't cheap so start out with the basics first. The one's I use the most are Circles and my Circles with Scallops. I own all of them to date but I don't use the Rectangles very much so unless you make the long cards you can skip these ones IMO. I can't wait to get the new flower one's I think they will make adorable centers in the cards.

Ok I think I have rambled on enough tonight. I will save the rest of my ramblings till tomorrow.. haha... Have a great night.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Easter Bunny

Isn't this little bunny cute. Card is colored in copics. Paper is actually the new SU paper which you can buy tomorrow called Rasberry Tart I think. Stamp is from Darcies...

Have a great weekend. I would write more but just leaving for work. I started this post hours ago and never finished it cause I went off and did something else and forgot about it....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Magical Fairy

I just love this little fairy isn't she too cute. The card is watercolored on Fabriano cardstock. I had one piece of this paper left from SU. Not sure if it will be available in the new book. The mushroom is 3d. Added a few dew drops.... Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Victoria Case - New Digital Stamps

Victoria Case has new digital stamps now available on her website. These are a couple of them aren't they just adorable. These are available until the 25th and on the 26th she will have a new batch. I just love these guys... She also has a fairy on there and a girl laying down and one drinking their coffee. You get a free Frog one if you buy all five. The frog one is adorable too I will be making a card with that hopefully today. Until later....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stampendous - Robots & The Cold

If you have been watching the news you know how cold Minnesota is atm. I can't even tell you how cold it feels outside. All I can say is Brrrrrr. Right now as I am looking at the temps its -22 below. It's suppose to be like -30 low and then with the windchill it is going right around -58 or so according to the news. Hubby's car wouldn't start this morning. Me being the only smart one cleaned out 1/2 of the garage this summer so I could park in it. Noone else would help me so my husband and daughter have to park out in the cold. LOL. Anyways onto todays card.

This is a new mini set by Stampendous I bought it the same time I bought my fluffles. I get them from KtStamps. I spent way to much money on that order lol shhhhhh don't tell. This card I distressed the edges in my distress in and then I used a couple of the accessory stamps that came with it for the background also done in distress ink. And is that saying not cute or what it came with the set too. There are a couple other cute sayings with it too. I just outlined each robot with a marker as I don't know how they would look colored in maybe I will try that one next. Added google eyes and lacquer on their belly plates. Rhinestone for a button... Inside is decorated also.

Hope everyone is staying warm. I know I will be under my warm snuggly blankets soon. Just waiting for my Tylenol PM to kick in. Working nights its hard for me to get back in the swing of sleeping nights for 3 nights so Tylenol PM works great. Have a great evening...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcakes

Arn't these little cupcakes adorable. They are from Taylored Expressions. She has many different cupcake sets. I currently only own the Valentine set but it is really cute. They are already cut and mounted on acrylic type boards that can be put in a binder. On the other side of the board its colored on what the stamp is. Another company that has these is Our Craft Lounge. It is very nice for storage.

These little guys were watercolored and distressed around the edges. I put dew drops in place of cherries on the top of it.

I hope everyone is having a great week. Today I have a Truancy meeting for my son. He overslept a few times after my husband went back to work and was late for school so they sent me this big huge letter on it being against the law and if he misses anymore time a dozen things that could happen. Including Jail time for us and fines or tons of other stuff. Ridiculous. If I would have known this I would have just called him in sick those days because of course that is excused. I have been thinking about maybe homeschooling next year as I am sick of our schools here and tired of dealing with issues like this. It seems like anything big he learns is from us doing his homework at night anyways. Enough venting... Have a great day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another new Stampendous

Here is another new of my stampendous stamps. This one is so cute isn't it. I watercolored it and made the ears 3d so they popped out. Also lots of layers as you can see. Don't these little guys make you wanna smile... :-)

My son had his dentist appointment last night and it wasn't too bad he only has 2 cavities this time. We never have perfect appointments that is about as good as it gets. When he was born he didn't have any enamel on his baby teeth and his baby molars all had to be capped. When his adult teeth came in I was hopeful but his enamel is soft so he gets cavities super easy. 2 is a good number.

I ended up calling in sick last night. By the time I woke up at 3pm to bring Aaron to his dentist appointment we already had about 5 inches of snow on the ground. It was still snowing when I got back so I decided to take a sick day. I work an hour from home so driving in this stuff is never very fun. It also got to -20 last night without the windchill which it still is right now. Brrrr where is summer already?

Monday, January 12, 2009

FLUFFLES - Hopping over to say Hello

This is one of my new stamps from Stampendous. I just love fluffles. I currently own all of these and then also all the Chatingo one's too. This one is so cute I think. The saying is also new from Stampendous. I watercolored it and made it 3d. Distressed the edges and also sewed around it. I cut another pair of the slippers out to add them to the saying which the slippers don't come on the saying.

Hope everyone has a great Week. Tonight I have my sons dentist appointment. As I said its a month full of dentist. UCK

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Victoria Case Blog Candy

Victoria Case is giving away some Blog candy on her Blog. Which you have a chance to win her new releases and original illustrations which is sooo cute. She also has numerous other goodies too. For information please visit her blog.

Another Victoria Case - A VALENTINE FISH

Here is another digital image by Victoria Case. This one is called A Valentine Fish. It is so cute isn't it. Remember it is only available until the 15th and she will be posting new images on the 16th. This was colored in Copics and I added lacquer to the fishbowl so it looks real.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Birthday Card

My son has a birthday party to go to tonight. Here is the card that I made for it. The little boy is Elzybells colored in Copics and the background Graffiti wall is Magnolia's along with the Happy Birthday on it also. The wall is watercolored. Little boys like them skateboard. Aaron's been skateboarding since he has been 6 so for 6 years now. I normally have to buy him a new skateboard every year and those things arn't very cheap. I try not to think about him skateboarding cause it stresses me out. LOL...

Anya Fashion Show

The Greeting Farm is having a contest for the Best Fashion show entries or something like that. These are the cards I made for my entries. I wanted to get another one done too but I didn't have enough time. I put tons of work into these cards it took me a few hours to make them. The winner gets some free stamps that are going to be released in February.

Hope everyone has a great weekend !!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Birthday Card

Today I have a birthday card that I made for Tina from High Hope Rubber stamps for her Grandfather who is turning 88 years old. You can read about it here. Tina is great and I have been ordering from her for a long time. Anytime you order you always get way more than you ordered if you get unmounted red rubber.

The stamp is from Elzybells in the UK. Which btw is having a Valentine's release on Monday I can't wait her stamps are soooo cute. I have a whole binder full of them. But this was done in copics and pencils and gamsol. The paper is DCWV Sweet Collection and ribbon is Papertrey.

I didn't get too many cards done today because my mouth is still killing me from going to the dentist. I had 3 fillings but one was a molar that broke so he had to remake the tooth. I wasn't going to pay the $800 for a cap which my insurance doesn't cover. I have another dentist appointment next week for 2 fillings he is replacing and then my son has his 6 month checkup on Monday. It will be one expensive dental month hah... Hope everyone has a great day.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Victoria Case Designs - Trunk full of Love

Here is another card I created with Victoria Case Designs Digital Stamps. I just love how this card turned out and it is sooo cute in person. This is colored with copics and I added lacquer to the toenails and the end of his trunk and eyes so they are glossy. Added stickles to the heart and like all my other cards it is 3d.

I made a few cards today which I will be posting over the next couple of days. Other than that I had my dentist appointment today which wasn't fun. I would rather have a kid then go to the dentist. I am such a big baby. Have a great day...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Victoria Case Designs - Love Birds

Don't you just love this Digital stamp? It's just the cutest image ever. It is called Luv Birds and it is available on her site until the 15th I think she said. On the 16th a new batch will be uploaded to her site.

This is colored in Copics. I added lacquer to the eyes, beak, flower centers and claws. I added stickles to the tail and top of the head and heart. The beak and branch with flowers are 3d so they are way popped up. It is absolutely gorgeous in person. I distressed the edges with my SU ink. I also sewed along the edges of the background.... What do you think cute huh?

Well I haven't been to bed yet today since I got off work this morning and I have a crummy dentist appointment tomorrow. So will make some more cards after that... Have a great evening.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Digital Stamps

For those interested in digital stamps I started a new link site on my side bar. These are a great alternative and especially if you are short on cash. They are very simple to use. Most company will send you tiffs or png files which you just open up a word document and drop them inside. I use Microsoft Word. That way you can resize them how you want.

I use my best cardstock which is Papertrey Ink or Stampin UP Whisper white and run them through my printer. You don't need an expensive printer I just have a regular Cannon Deskjet one that I paid $70 for it and works fine. Tomorrow I might try running my #140lb watercolor cardstock through and see how that works.

Then after they are printed out you can use punches or spellbinder dies to cut them out or whatever you desire. REMEMBER back them up to a CD or another drive in case your harddrive fails. I have 2 external drives that I keep pictures and stuff like this one so they are always in 2 places. So if my computer crashes they arn't lost.

Any other questions about digital stamps just ask and I will try to answer.... Have a great evening. I will have some more cards to post tomorrow. I have been working this week and haven't had time to make any.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Victoria Case Digital Stamps

Yesterday I posted that adorable bear. Today she has them available in her shop which you can view here. Go check them out she has 2 adorable kid one's and also some gorgeous little parrots which I bought myself and an elephant and kitty I had to add to my collection also. They are all so cute its hard to choose.

Pink Petticoat - Digistamp

This little gal is a Digi download from Pink Petticoat. I believe you get something like 11 different images in the download for like $9.99 or something similiar. Link is on the side under my favorite sites. They remind me of the Bella stamps. I just printed them out on my printer with my good Papertrey cardstock and then used my Spellbinder dies and used my copics to color them. Pretty nifty huh.... There are so many places going to digi stamps.

Hope everyone has a great week...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Victoria Case - Bear

Isn't this little guy too dang adorable. He will be available on the 6th on Victoria's Website.
I colored the top one with prismas and gamsol and the bottom one is colored with copics. Of course there are parts which are 3d on both like the flowers and the paw... This is an adorable image.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Penny Black

Here is one of the newer stamps I got from Penny Black. I think he is so darn adorable. He is colored in copics and I added lacquer to the hearts.

My holidays are done and tonight is my monday and I need to go back to work. Boy does time go by quick. I could use another week off haha. But I do need to get back into the routine of things. I finally posted some cards on ebay which I haven't for a few weeks. And tonight I am going back to the gym and get back on my dang diet. I don't know if you have ever read Lauren Meaders Blog but it is very inspirational for her dieting. She lost tons of weight. If you read her New Years Goals it links back to her original post on how she lost all her weight. If you are like me and seems you are always on one diet or another it is definately worth the read.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. And Oh almost forgot, Pink Gem Designs came out with 9 new designs today that can be preordered for shipment on the 12th. They are very cute. She has some new animals and a new little dragon of of course some Mimi and Jacks... Denny the Dragon is my favorite.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Another Spiral Whispers

Here is another Spiral Whispers stamp which was released in December. Isn't it too dang cute. I colored it with Copics and made a sky for the background.

Whiff of Joy released their Party Animals stamps tonight go check them out they are so cute...

Spiral Whispers - Fairy Pinket with Handbag & Releases

This little fairy was part of the December release for Spiral Whispers. Isn't she too cute. I love the December release stamps that they had and can't wait for that designer to make some more. This one was colored with copics and I added Stickles for the glitter. Cardstock is SU and paper is DCWV Sweet stack I think.

New month brings new releases. I don't know how one decides one what to order and what not to order. My parents gave me some money for Christmas so I've been trying to figure it out. So far I bought some Fairies from Faerie Song Rubber stamps on her Fairie Frolic page. She has BOGO free if you put Happy New Year Sale in the comments with your free ones when you order until the 15th I think it was. Then I ordered 1 of the new Taylored Expressions Sets that came out yesterday. I ordered the Love is Sweet set which is too cute. But then tonight Whiff of Joy comes out with their Party Animals which from the peeks look too dang cute. There release is at 5pm CST today and their release party is at 4pm cst today.

Also Clear Dollar Stamps came out with some adorable new stamps for their release on the 1st which you get a free set when you spend $50. I love all them too but I wish they were red rubber vs polymere. Let's see who else. Oh Elzybells is having sneak peaks of her new release starting on January 9th so I am assuming a week later they release. Victoria Case has a new release planned sometime around this time also. Which she has a Valentine couple and also a cute little cat and an adorable Fairy coming out.

I am assuming Pink Gem Designs will have a release this month as I believe there was some talk about it on her blog. Also Spiral Whispers came out with their January Release today which I want a couple of them cute one's too. There is a little boy on a skateboard I want to get for my son which loves to skateboard. I figured would make some cute Boy birthday cards. She must be cleaning up her old stamps there was a few I wanted to get from the November release from Janet and now they are no longer available? Maybe rearranging? Who knows but anyways I am sure there are more releases also that I forgot about. Wow that's alot of stamps huh..... Now to pick LOL

I don't know how I forgot the new Stampin Up Catalog comes out on the 19th also we can't forget about that it's a big one. I hope there are alot of good stamps. I have been a demonstrator for 3 years now and I keep thinking I am going to quit but haven't yet. I am waiting for Papertrey to carry all the colors they are going to carry and then probably quit. The main reason I have been staying in it is for the cardstock colors. Anyways have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Victoria Case - Sheep

Here is an adorable stamp from Victoria Case Art Designs. It would be good for any occassion. It's colored with Copics and made the sheep 3d. Added lacquer to the guitar so it looks real. Added a sky to it also... The stamp is called Serenade

The Greeting Farm

Ok Pink Poison has changed their name to The Greeting Farm. Just when I finally remembered the old name they changed it LOL. Last night they came out with some digital downloads and have free shipping till midnight tonight with the code happynewyear. Here are the new Ians I made arn't they adorable.

These were colored with my copics and I made parts 3d... I just love these little guys they make me smile. Hope everyone has a great New Years Day.