Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Belles N' Whistles and Fairy Tink, Too!

Anyone who knows me knows me knows that when I found Elisabeth Bell's stamps, I found my stamping groove. Well, I've been so excited to formally share this post because it means that we're getting really close at Roses on Paper's for the release of Summer's own line of stamps by Elisabeth Bell, "Belles N' Whistles"! Don't you just love that name? Well, we've got a blog going with some news of the new stamps so hop over to Belles N' Whistles and read all about it! Here's a bit about our new adventure though.

Make sure you read all the way through because there's some exciting news at the end of the announcement, along with a sample of what you can find in Summer's store, Roses on Paper. We're opening a new store, Belles 'n Whistles, in July! What is Belles 'n Whistles you ask? Now if the cute, CUTE logo isn't enough of an indication as to what this new outlet has in store, I don't know what is! These sweet and adorable stamps are created by non other than the much loved and extremely talented artist, Elisabeth Bell!

Elisabeth's designs will now be found in the United States as well, not only through Belles 'n Whistles but also at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design as well! The exclusive stamp line designed by Elisabeth for Belles 'n Whistles promises to be some of the most adorable stamps ever...they will certainly be "stamps that tickle the heartstrings!" You'll want to stay tuned for a sneak-peek or two, sometime soon!

Want to join my Belles 'n Whistles Design Team as a Guest DT member? Of course you do! Hop on over to my Roses on Paper Challenge Blog for details on how to apply!

Now that you've heard the exciting news...only thing left to do is, pass it on!"

So go over to Roses on Paper and our Design Team Challenge Blog and sign up!

I hope you love my Fairy Tink by The Greeting Farm that you can pick up at Summer's store while you're there doing a bit of shopping! I followed the SCS sketch for this week and I absolutely loved it! I love Tink, like you couldn't have guessed, and this pixie was stamped with Staz-On in Jet Black and colored with Distressed Inks. I loaded her wings with stickles and added some Jelly Roll Glaze to her sweet dress. The flowers are from Prima and I added some Dew Drops on the corners. Gosh, I think she's the cutest little thing!

Thanks for holding off this long and reading all the way through. We really hope to see you in our DT challenges and all of us on the Design Team are so looking forward to welcoming some lucky stampers into our cozy family! I just don't think it gets much better than this!

Card Ingredients:

Fairy Tink by The Greeting Farm, Dew Drops, Stickles, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Prima Flowers, Nestabilities, Dotted Swiss cuttlebug folder, Staz-On Jet Black Ink.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #21 - Invitation for Tea

It Tuesday and that means it's Try It Out Tuesday at Follow Your Heart, Susana, of Susana's Custom Art and Card Design's store blog. This week, the ever talented Suzaanne Dean challenged us to create an invitation. I received this gorgeously adorable "Tea For Two" from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) and knew3 shed be perfect for this challenge and for an invitation to tea.

I followed the sketch fron Mojo Monday and loved it! I colored her with copics and Prismacolor pencils and OMS and highlighted her with Liquid Pearls, Smooch, Glossy Accents and my spica glitter pens. I added some Shimmerz to the butterfly and some Velvet Flock on the sunflower. I added Flower Soft around the bottom and don't you just love those Mulberry flowers? The paper is from Creative Imagination and I picked up the charms from a new scrapbook store I found. I just love this beauty and hope you enjoy her also.

Card Ingredients:

Tea for Two from Victoria Case for SCACD, Smooch, Flower Soft, Mulberry Flowers from Petaloo, Liquid Pearls, Velvet Flock from Doodlebug, charms, ribbon, Paper from Creative Imagination

Monday, June 1, 2009

Roses on Paper Color Challenge - Pink, Green and Yellow!

I seem to be apologizing a lot lately for not posting. I work at a boarding school and one of my jobs is to set up the Baccalaureate Ceremony at the end of the year.
Doing that and then trying to coordinate everything else that goes on with the end of the year and with grades and scheduling didn't leave me much time to create or blog. I'm hoping to take a couple of days off this week while teachers are doing their thing and catch up and relax. We'll see.

It's time for another Challenge over at Roses on Paper's Challenge blog and I get to host it this time around! I hope you'll all play along! It's a color challenge and I chose Pink, Green and Yellow, some great fun spring and early summer colors. Most of my ingredients for my card you can get at Summer's store, Roses on Paper. When I think of the pretty flowers and fresh air, Rose's Garden from Sarah Kay just jumps to my mind. I love all the sweet flowers and her little kitty walking along side her. But to me the cutest thing about this stamp is her sweet bare feet! A girl after my own heart!

I colored her with copics and used some of my spica glitter pen in her hair and on her cute top, hoping that it looked like a bit of fresh dew. I used Glossy Accents on the pebbles along her path and some Smooch on the middle of some of her flowers. My cuttlebug folder, Fanciful Flowers, added some dimension to the top of the card and the paper is from the Spring DCWV glitter stack. Love those pink dandelions! The pearls are from the new Opaline Pearls Collection from BasicGrey that Summer now carries and the flowers are from Prima. And yes, I added stickles to my flowers. It just makes them sparkle.

After the Sunday I had, I needed to do something bright and cheery that connected me and my girls to my mother. So for a change, this card is for me and my girls! God gives us flowers in our lives to reminds us of the beauty that he has waiting for all of us and for a sense of renewal. So, to my girls, Nichole, Tiffany, Jennifer, Emma, and Allie, remember that there is joy and beauty to be found in flowers, despite the thorns that come with some flowers. I love all of you very, very much.

Make sure you check out the blog and participate in our challenge! Summer has a sweet little prize for our random winner! And make sure to swing by my fabulous design team sisters blogs to see their fabulous creations as well. You can find their e-mail address on my sidebar. It's great to be back!

Card Ingredients:

Rose's Garden by Sarah Kay, Opaline Pearls by BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, copics, ribbon, Spring Glitter Stack from DCWV, Stickles, Fanciful Flowers cuttlebug folder, SU ticket punch, Smooch, Spica Glitter Pen.