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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Hump Day all,

Yesterday was my nephew Ian's 15th birthday. He, like his auntie is a baseball fan. In fact, his birthday present from me is a week of baseball in southern California and Phoenix after school is out in June. It will be an awesome week!

In keeping with the baseball theme, here is the card that I made for him.

The layout comes from Jen's May SFYTT. The stamp is a Kenny K  digi stamp. The paper is from TE's May's KI kit. The image is colored with Copics.

Stamps: Pitcher by Kenny K digi
Paper: from TE May KI kit, navy and green card stock and Pebbles Fresh Goods patterned papers
Ink: Copics and SU Night of Navy
Other: SU star brads, sewing machine, Taylored Expressions Reach For the Stars border die, and dimensionals

Thanks for checking in,

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hap - {{Bee}} Birthday

Hi all,

Happy Monday evening.

Yesterday, I made a card using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #52 and one of my favorite TE stamp sets, Garden Party Critters. All of the papers, the flower, button and yellow ribbon are from the TE May KI kit.

The images are colored with Copics and so are the Prima Canvas Resist flowers. These are fun! I added some Star Dust Stickles to the bee's wings for some sparkle. The image was masked, left in the Nestie and sponged with Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze ink. The bees are popped up on dimensionals.

Here's the inside:

I'm entering this card in the current Catered Crop "Rickety Rack Recipe Swap challenge, as well as Taylor's May KI blog hop and challenge. 

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Garden Party Critters set
Paper: From TE May KI kit: yellow and buttercream card stock and Pebbles Fresh Goods patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU bashful blue and baja breeze
Other: Labels 3 Nesties, classic circle Nesties, Prima Canvas Resist flowers, yellow button, yellow ribbon, white rickrack, Star Dust Stickles, sewing machine, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Have a great week all and thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Hi all,

Here is my mom's Mother's Day card. The layout comes from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch 158. Love Karen's sketches!

I used one of the new Taylored Expressions mini stamp sets called Daisy Bouquet. It's stamped on SU water color paper and colored with SU ink pads and my aqua painter. I love how it turned out.

The small circle element is one of the Fancy Buckle dies from TE as well. I thought that this one went well with the paper and the stamp image.

The large circle was supposed to have zig-zag stitching around it. However, I ran out of thread as I was sewing and didn't even realize it. LOL. It did about 5 stitches before running out. I knew that I'd never be able to match the holes after re-threading my machine, so I just removed the stitches and left it as piercings.

Stamps: Daisy Bouquet set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: SU Rich Razzleberry, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White and water color card stock and Happy Go Lucky-Lime Twist by My Mind's Eye patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and SU Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Taken With Teal, Pool Party, and Sahara Sand Classic pads
Other: classic circle and scalloped circle Nesties, TE Fancy Buckle dies, TE teal ribbon, sewing machine, aqua painter, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I hope your week has started off well. Thanks for looking,

Monday, May 14, 2012

Good Friends, Good Cheer

Good Monday morning all,

I'm back today with a card for Jen's Deconstructed Sketch challenge #51. This is my good friend Vicki's birthday card. We also work together, and frequently get together for happy hour on Fridays. I'm sure she will love the card.

The stamp set is one of the newer A la Modes sets called Martinis On Me. So Cute! The image is colored with Copics the fussy cut and popped up on the circle with dimensionals. I added a layer of Crystal Effects over the glass to make it look more "glassy." Lots of stitching, a few orange rhinestones, green polka-dot ribbon and a Die-namics border die complete the layout.

Stamps: a la Mode Martinis On Me set by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU peach parfait and very vanilla card stock and Happier pattern paper by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: classic circle Nesties, Die-namics border die, Kaiser orange rhinestones, TE green polka-dot ribbon, sewing machine, Crystal Effects, the Big Shot and dimensionals

Here are the Copics I used:

Thanks for coming by,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thank You

Hi and happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there,

I'm finally back to my blog! Oh how I've missed stamping and posting these past few weeks. First, I was gone. Traveling for work. I did have some of my supplies with me, but I just didn't take the time to do much. After returning home, we had a pipe break in our house which caused too much chaos. Stuff everywhere! I'm happy to say that little episode is behind us for the most part. We still have some floor replacement to get done, but the walls are back to normal. I'm thankful, as it could have been so much worse than it was.

For my card today, I have a Thank You card for my BFF Alison. She sent me a sweet package of goodies this past week. The layout is this week's MFTWSC71, I used the Big Greetings and PI Magician sets for my card.

Here is a look at the inside:

The little magician is colored with Copics and paper pieced.

Stamps: Big Greetings and PI Magician sets by My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from the Amazing and Magical VIP collection.
Paper: Stampin' Up card sock Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla. Pattern papers are On the Sunny Side by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Calypso Coral and Copics
Other: Prima Donna Petals and File Tab Die-namics dies, SU Calypso Coral ribbon, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Here are the Copics I used:

I hope your week is a really good one. Thanks for stopping in today,