Challenged . . .

Hello again! I was inspired to stamp today and I actually was able to find the time to do it - whoo hoo!!! This was a quickie card for me, everything came together in about 15 minutes. I wanted to make a card for this week's Nimbee Challenge (NMBS11) which was to make a card with only one layer. I also incorporated this week's SCS color challenge - Rose Red, Basic Black and Kraft. You might have noticed that this is not *technically* a one layer card. All I can say is that I tried my best - LOL! The small scallop circle with the sentiment is throwing things off but I felt that the card needed some more color. I did however refrain from popping the piece up on dimensionals like I normally would and adhered it directly to the front of the card. That has to count for someting, right??? I am really loving this Bella Blossoms stamp set. You know me and flowers though, I just can't get enough!!! I have a couple more Nimbee Challenges to catch up on and hope to have some time to do that this week. I'd love it if you'd join in! Head on over to the N.M.B.S. Group blog to check it all out . . . *wink*

Bella Blossoms . . .

Well, hello there! Sorry it has been so quit around here lately. Chalk it up to the beginning of the school year I suppose, but life has been pretty crazy for me the past two weeks!!! I *did* find a few moments to stamp though - I was excited to play with my goodies from the new SU! Fall/Winter Catalog. The colors were inspired by last week's color challenge over at SCS - Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom and Ruby Red. My card features two new stamp sets - Bella Blossoms and the Boho Blooms BG. I also used some of the new Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon - so pretty! I actually made a bunch of these for a swap I am participating in with the NMBS Group. Speaking of swaps, you can see the results of our most recent one over at the NMBS Group blog. I promise to be back soon with some more new projects. I am also nearing 300 posts on my little blog here, so stay tuned for some blog candy in celebration!!! *wink*

Deer Friend . . .

It's almost that time! The new Stampin' UP! Fall/Winter Catalog debuts on Monday and it is fabulous!!! Today I am sharing with you a swap that I recently participated in with the N.M.B.S. Group. I chose to use the Deer Friends Level 2 Hostess Set. I also used some of the new In Colors - Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss, and a new accessory - the scallop border punch. I was able to make a scalloped square card base with this awesome tool!!! The red panel was stamped with the Sanded BG. In the lower right corner I punched a circle using my 1 3/8" punch and added a scalloped chocolate frame using the scallop punch. The main image is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla cs. I watercolored the nose in Riding Hood Red and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for some sparkle. It is punched out using my 1 1/4" circle punch. The red panel is popped up on dimensionals creating a shadowbox effect. As a finishing touch I added the vanilla taffeta boq to the upper right corner with a mini glue dot. I just got the swaps back from the group yesterday and they are all fabulous! I am super excited for the new SU! catty!!!!!!

Quirky Creatures . . .

Today I am sharing with you some of the things I have been working on for Starving Artistamps. They all feature images from the Doodle Factory Creatures line and sentiments from the Quirky Sentiments collection. This first little guy is Frozey. He puts into perspective just how bad a bad hair day can truly be. Some hair is better than no hair, right???


The next card features Twinkx. She is a bit of a diva, and is one of those people who dance through life instead of walking, spreading joy wherever they go. She is perky and peppy and completely happy with just being herself! She sparkles!!!





Next up is Tobias. He is exactly the opposite of Twinkx - he just can't seem to catch a break. Every little bad thing that could happen to him does. I mean, here he is caught on the front of my card in his underwear. How embarrasing!!!







Last is Numnum. Numnum likes cookies, need I say more? He thinks they are the answer to all of life's problems. Who am I to argue??? So long as you excercise a little bit of self control, huh little guy?

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know this lovable bunch a little bit. I know I have!!! They are adorable and fun to play with - what more could a stamper ask for??? *wink*


Fairytales . . .

What little girl, or big girl for that matter, doesn't believe in fairytales??? I am having so much fun playing with my new Doodle Factory images from Starving Artistamps. This first card features the princess, Sir Silimus and The Grand Castle from the Fairytale collection, as well as the Fairytale sentiments. I colored in the images using Copic markers. Sir Silimus and the princess are popped up on dimensionals. Colors are Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Pretty in Pink. I also used some basic gray taffeta ribbon.




This card also used the princess image, as well as the turret and Prince Wortimer the frog. The sentiment is also from Fairytale sentiments. I used the masking technique to create the group of frogs. Notice that only one of them is a prince! The turret is popped uo on dimensionals so the princess looks like she is standing inside. Again I colored the images using Copic markers. Colors are Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, and Papertrey Ink's Lavender Moon.

I hope you are liking these Doodle Factory images as much as I am. I have several more to share in the coming days so stay tuned!!! *wink*