Friday, March 20, 2009

I'll be back!!!

I've missed spending time with you all but just want to let you know that I took yesterday off from posting because I was getting ready for Stamp New England! I'll be gone today and tomorrow with my great friends, Lynn and Molly B, and we're going to have the best time! I get to meet all kinds of stampers and talk stamping and learn new techniques and I just can't hardly stand it! I'll be back to tell you all about it and have lots of pictures to share.

And I'm especially excited because Susana from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and Summer at Roses on Paper have graciously donated door prises for the event! I'm so proud to design for both of them. But when asked they both generously donated to make this event fun and special for all of us. There are 35 stampers who are going to be so grateful for their generosity. Gosh I love you both!

Well, I'm off, but I'll be back!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Try It Out Tuesady 10 - Tulip Shy Bear

Happy St. Patrick's Day! That little bit of Irish I have in me is coming out today in my stamping. I've had the best time creating in green the last couple of days! I've got a card for you today and I'm in love with this little cutie!

Our challenge for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design was to use any stamp we wished and use green and a neutral color. Here's my take on He's too stinkin cute sticking his head out of the basket of tulips! I colored the the challenge. Make sure you stop by our Challenge blog, Follow Your Heart, and see all the other great creations from my gifted and talented Design Team Sisters. I promise you'll not be disappointed! Tulip Shy Bear just captures my heart! image with copics and highlighted him and the flowers with Shimmerz and added some Metallic Dew Drops. I filled in the basket using Flower Soft. I think he's just adorable!

Isn't Tilda With Clover just the sweetest thing? She just came in today from Summer at Roses on Paper. I had to ink her right up. Make sure you stop over at pre-order these cuties I've got a couple others, but this is the only one I had time to work up tonight. I colored her with distressed inks and added Metallic Dew Drops and stickles on her. I Love the lucky horseshoe she's sitting on. She's just too adorable and looks too lucky! I think she's sitting on a pot of gold. I can just feel it!

I wish you all a very safe and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Card Ingredients:

Tulip Shy Bear, Metallic Dew Drops, Shimmerz, Flower Soft, copics, ribbon, Tilda With Clover, distressed inks, stickles, Prima flowers

Monday, March 16, 2009

Roses on Paper Challenge with Picnic Time and Ally

What a beautiful weekend we had here in Maine, but with the exception of about 7 hours of it, my time was devoted out to others. I worked or slept! But I should be thankful that I'm healthy enough to work as much as I do and that I have two jobs. That's not normal for this time with our economy the way it is. But I'm not getting on a soapbox. I've got two great cards from my two favorite stores that I want to share with you.

Isn't Ally and her sweet little dog just too stinkin cute? She's another gorgeous Rubber Romance stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD). This little pup is a lot like my Hagrid, but believe me, I look nothing like Ally except that my hair's straight! I followed the sketch over at the SCACD PCP group and used that beautiful Laura Ashley paper from Dovecraft that you can only get at Susana's. Take a look at it because it's luscious!

Picnic Time is another one of those sweet Sarah Kay stamps from Summer at Roses on Paper and Jodi, such a talented and sweet fellow Design Team Gal, gave us the challenge this time to use quilting on our cards. Now I quilt but there's one pattern I'll never attempt because of the curves and that's a Dresden Plate. Well, thank God for nestabilities because that scalloped circle gives you an instant Dresden Plate! I love the soft colors on her and I think the Porcelain paper from BasicGrey is perfect for this sweetie. Make sure you stop by our Design Team Challenge blog and take a look at the other gorgeous cards created by my other Design Team family.

Card Ingredients:
Ally by Rubber Romance, Picnic Time by Sarah Kay, Prima Flowers, Porcelain Paper and brads from BasicGrey, Kaisercraft pearls, Laura Ashley Connamara paper from Dovecraft, Bella Baubles, ribbon, nestabilities, copics, ribbon, spacers, hatpin.