Friday, August 28, 2009

It's the Little Things...

Happy Friday! Here it is...this week's Blogger's Challenge...a wonderful sketch from our fabulous "Challenge Mom" Lisa! I wanted to showcase another one of my new Stampavie stamps from the Tina Wenke Collection. I have one more new one to share, but that will have to wait for another day.

I paired up my image with a sentiment from A Muse Artstamps and a piece of their stitched, grosgrain ribbon. All of the papers are from Stampin' Up, and I just had to add some Star Dust Stickles to finish the whole thing off. For more inspiration with this sketch, just click on the Blogger's Challenge logo in my right sidebar. Thanks so much for visiting today! I'm off to vacuum...what fun! Toodles! :D

Friday, August 21, 2009

Too Dark, Too Bright...ugh!

The card that I made yesterday was difficult to photograph. It looks great if you click on it for the enlarged version, but it looks too light to me in the regular blog post. This card has been giving me the same trouble. I have taken photographs of it inside in two different areas and outside in two different areas for a grand total of 43 different shots...ugh!! Unfortunately, this is the best! Maybe if you click and get the larger version, it will look even better. Okay, enough of my photography woes...onto the card.

I made this one for this week's Blogger's Challenge...use dies or punches. I went with both. My Stampin' Up sentiment is punched out with my small oval punch and then mounted with dimensionals to a larger oval of Pacific Point card stock. My little mouse from Stampavie is back and this time he's resting on a cupcake instead of a flower. Still cute as can be though! I used my rectangle dies from Nestabilities to cut him out along with the scalloped rectangle die for the Pacific Point layer. The buttons are from Making Memories and the fun papers are from Debbie Mums' Baby Boy pack. I used Anna Wight's sewing wheel trick around the edge of the card and then added Star Dust Stickles for some sparkle.

I'm sure the Ladies from the Blogger's Challenge group have some wonderful ideas with dies and punches. You can check out what they've all come up with right here. Have a fabulous Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I Stamped!!!

I haven't been able to find a lot of stamping time lately. It seems like this Summer has given me just enough time to complete my Blogger's Challenges and that's about all. I'm thrilled that I had the chance to stamp today just for fun!!! Do you like my sweet, new image from Stampavie? Is this little mouse a cutie-pa-tootie or what? I fell in love with him over at All That Scraps. I picked up a few of his friends for some future projects too! I chose to use him today because he fits so well with the Summer Fun Challenge over on the Stampavie blog.

My main image is colored with my Prima Colored Pencils and the designer papers are Nana's Nursery from DCWV. The card base is Stampin' Up's So Saffron with some Certainly Celery layers added in. I finished this one off with a large blue button, some green gingham ribbon, and a touch of Star Dust Stickles. I'll be back tomorrow with another card for this week's Blogger's Challenge. Thanks so much for visiting today...Toodles! :D

Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Friday!!!

Friday means Blogger's Challenge and this week's challenge is Birthday creations. When I think about birthday celebrations, I think about all of the yummy treats, and then I immediately think about this Tiers of Treats stamp from Stampendous! I combined it with a sentiment from Stampin' Up's Short and Sweet set and some retired papers from Stampin' Up. These colors (Pacific Point, patterned So Saffron, and patterned Kiwi Kiss) remind me of summertime, and we'll be celebrating a few more birthdays around here before it comes to a close. The American Craft brads match Pacific Point perfectly, so I added them as well. A little bit of faux stitching in the corner completes my card.

For more birthday inspiration, be sure to stop by here to check out what the other Ladies from the group have created. Hope you have a Happy Friday! Thanks so much for visiting today...Toodles! :D