Friday, July 17, 2009

Young Alexa from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD!

It's here! Release day for Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! Our design team has had the greatest time and put in so much work to get ready to present these fresh, enchanting images for you! Make sure you get over to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and pick up the entire set! They're just breathtaking and I want all of you have as much fun with them as I am!

My daughter Tiffany used to drag books around with her and she would sit and make up her own stories and read them to everyone. I thought she was so smart and learning so quickly until I realized that she had memorized a couple of books I would read over and over to her and was reciting to her animals instead or reading! This Young Alexa so reminds me of her sitting with her stuffed animals around her. What precious memories those are for me. Isn't she just the cutest thing? She's named after our talented and generous Design Team Leader, Suzanne Dean's daughter who is a gorgeous young lady in her own right!

Young Alexa was stamped with Tuxedo Memento Black and colored with copics on GinaK's Luxury paper. Love that stuff! I followed SCS's sketch and thought it was perfect for this cutie pop! I added some glaze to the bear's nose and to her poocket and around the bunny's bib. The paper is Lemonade from BasicGrey and I used my textured and dotted swiss cuttlebug folders to add a bit of texture and some Scrapper's Floss to hold the charm on. My EK Success Retro punch was used for the flowers, touched up with stickles and Kaisercraft pearls were in the middle and on the corners. I inked a bit around the edges of the image and I'm just taken by her.

I am having the stamping time of my life while presenting these magical babies for you. Don't think I'm finished with them either! I still have lots left to share with you over the next few days. Make sure to get over to Susana's and pick up your sweeties and start sharing with us all. I can't wait to see what all you have up your sleeves!

Card Ingredients:

Young Alexa from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Lemonade paper from BasicGrey, Kaisercraft Pearls, cuttlebug folders, EK Success Retro flowers, stickles,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Susan by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD (Susana's Custom Art and Card Design)

It's blog hop and sneak peek time for this fabulously fantastic Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) release of Elisabeth Bell for SCACD! If you came here by any other way than from Danni's, please make sure you go back to Suzanne's blog and start at the beginning so you're not missing anything, especially the opportunity for the Kick Butt Blog Candy Susana's offering.

Other than your children, have you ever held something in your hand and just know that it was going to be one of your most treasured possessions, that it was something that was just for you? That's how I felt when I opened my stamps for this exciting and wonderful release! You can laugh if you want and think I'm off my rocker, but when your all time favorite designer illustrates a stamp and your dear, dear friend tells you that for her, it captures what she thought you'd have been like when you were younger and names that sweet likeness after you, well, I don't know about you, but I cried. Real tears! I shook, laughed, screamed really loud and jumped up and down (both dogs thought I'd lost my marbles) and then thanked God for the blessings He's brought to me this year.

I get to design for two of the most giving, caring and inspiring people I've met in such a long time, Susana and Summer, have the pleasure of serving with some of the most talented stampers out there, have the privilege of having Suzanne Dean for a design team leader who inspires and challenges me every week and is so generous with her knowledge, talent and heart, and get to design with two very special people - Anki, who I get to design on two teams with and Danni, who I met right before I made my first blog post. Susana, you mean the world to me and I thank God every day for you and the fact that you took a chance on me. I'll never let you down. Ever. And my friend, Deb, you know how much this stamp means to me. Yes, I am truly humbled and blessed.

Now on to the release! I just want to give you a sneak peek at, well, Me! I have an Elisabeth Bell stamp named after me!!!!! If you know me, you know she's my all time favorite stamp illustrator and it's been so hard for me to keep my excitement at an acceptable level at presenting these sweet, fresh and gorgeous stamps to you. And then to find out one has my name! Well, I've been on Cloud 9 since I held these sweet things in my hands!

I'm colored with copics and have Smooch on my hair tie, heart, buttons and my toe nails! I'm carrying a bouquet of yellow and red Flower Soft with just a touch of violet in it. I adore this BasicGrey Junebug paper, and I colored the Bella Baubles and my ribbon with my bright yellow copic and added a hatpin that I love to make so much. All in all, I think I look pretty good!

In case you've missed it, here's the order for the blog hop:

Jami (Who has some pretty fabulous new of her own, Miss Dirty Dozen!)
Back to Suzanne

So make sure that you head back to Suzanne's blog for the final step in our blog hop and then to Follow Your Heart for the great Kick Butt Blog Candy! You have until 3:00 today to get in on that! Get ready to open up those wallets and get some cuteness coming your way!

Card Ingredients:

Susan by Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), Flower Soft, Smooch, copics, nestabilities, Junebug Paper by BasicGrey, Bella Baubles, ribbon, hatpin

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Roses on Paper Design Team Challenge - Summertime Vacation

When I think of summer vacation, I think of totally getting away. For me the perfect getaway would be on a cruise to someplace exotic. Love the warm weather and water. For me, life just doesn't get any better than that!

When challenged by the extraordinarily talented Iris for our Roses on Paper Design Team to create something to do with dealing with summertime vacation, Miss Student Tilda from Magnolias came to mind! You can pick them up at Roses on Paper. Summer has a great selection of them! I love her glass of bubbly and her hat just sold me! I loved this paper from Debbie Mumm's Travel Pack and thought it was perfect for a summertime trip! I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and OMS, added a bit of stickles and Glossy Accents to her and highlighted her with some Prima flowers and some Bling from BasicGrey. All the highlighted items you can pick up from Roses on Paper. Embossing with my cuttlebug folders finished her off!

Hope you stop by our Roses on Paper Design Team Challenge blog and join in our challenge. We'd love to see what you come up with and what you love to do for summer vacation! Make sure to stop by the blogs of my Design Team sisters and see their fabulous creations. You can find them on my sidebar.

Belles 'n Whistles

And don't forget to go looking for the next Belles N' Whistles puzzle piece for another gorgeous stamp to be released! You'll find it at one of my gal pals's blogs so go hunting!

Until then, Bon Voyage!

Card Ingredients:

Student Tilda by Magnolias
, Prima Flowers, Travel Pack Paper from Debbie Mumm, Bling from BasicGrey.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday - Sketch and birthday card

What is it about cheerleaders that make you either love them or hate them? I adore them and this cutie, Cheerleader Julia from Anki's Sweethearts 2 Collection from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design just makes me smile! Birthday cards should make you smile so I thought these two would be a perfect combination for our Design Team Challenge this week for our sketch and challenge from our fearless leader, Suzanne Dean!

I colored this cutie with my copics and highlighted her sweet pom poms with some Smooch and Sparkly Fluff. I love this saying from Susanaments! Aren't they just the greatest?! The paper is from the Euphoria collection from BasicGrey which is my favorite paper and the buttons are from my stash. I added some Scrapper's Floss and Bella Baubles and think she's just perfect to make someone a cheerful birthday card!

Don't forget to stop over at the store blog, Follow Your Heart, and catch up on the latest news for our new release of Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD). We're going to have a blog hop on Thursday and these new sweeties are going to be available for purchase on Friday, July 17th! I can hardly wait!

Hope everyone has a "cheerful" day!

Card Ingredients:

Julia from Anki's Sweethearts 2 for SCACD, Susanaments by SCACD, Sparkly Fluff, Ephoria paper Collection from BasicGrey, Bella Baubles, Scrapper's Floss, buttons and ribbon from stash, SU ticket punch

Monday, July 13, 2009

Elisabeth Bell for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) - It's Almost here!

How much cuteness can anyone person stand? Me, I can take a lot! I just want to let you know that Elisabeth Bell for SCACD is getting close you can almost taste it! You can't understand how excited I am an how long I've waited for this time to get here! I hear there's not enough cuteness in the world to describe these sweeties! They'll all be available from Susana on Friday July 17th so mark your calender and open up your pocket book!

Make sure to check out Follow Your Heart, the store blog, on tomorrow, July 14th for some great sweet candy that won't hurt your teeth!

Then on Thursday, July 16th, make sure to blog hop so you can get a look that will make your mouth water. All my design team buddies will have some sneak peeks up for your delight!

On Friday, you're going to want everyone of these sweeties to be on their way to you! So stay tuned all week long! It will be well worth the wait, I promise!