Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I don't have enough time to post the challenge details here so definitely check out the fun in the PCP group or on the Jacksonbelle blog. I did make cards for the 4 challenges before we left Wisconsin so my cards are posted below. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Today I have another card that I made using the QKD butterfly stamp. Just like yesterday's card, I was going for a crisp, clean, simple look. I think I got that with this card. I was actually really pleased with how this one turned out. What do you think?Supplies used: Stamps from Queen Kat Designs, SU CS, Sharpie marker, Hero Arts self adhesive gems, Cuttlebug folder.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!! Thanks for stopping by!
Until then I'm going to continue to dream of my favorite things about summer...warm temperatures, sun, and butterflies! You all know that butterfly stamps are my absolute favorite, and I have a bunch of new butterflies that I haven't even inked up yet so starting today I am going to share a few butterfly cards to help boost my attitude until I can leave this frozen state for the sunny beaches of Florida.
For today's card I was going for clean and simple. This butterfly was just calling for me to cut it out and pop it up, LOL!
Supplies used: Stamps from Queen Kat Designs, SU CS, Basic Grey DP, Hero Arts black rhinestones, Bic marker.
Thanks for stopping by today! Even though we are going on vacation, I'm hoping to have blog posts scheduled while I am gone.
Oh and don't forget Jacksonbelle Embellishments will be hosting some awesome New Year's Eve challenges that you won't want to miss! I will have those scheduled to post also!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tis the season for......BLING!!! Yes, you guessed it today's challenge is all about bling!!! We would love for you to play along with our challenges and I'm pretty sure almost everyone can play along with this one...you can use jewels, sparkly paper, shiny ribbon...whatever you consider bling goes!!! If you play, please come back and leave a direct link to your project. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword DRSC11. There are no time limits and anyone can play. Don't have any DRS Designs images yet (because they are in the mail right?!) that's ok, you can still play! Tell a friend...the more the merrier!
Check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the design team at the DRS Designs blog.
I hope you all have a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Lindsey announced her new Jacksonbelle Embellishments DT yesterday, and I'm excited to say that my name is on the list! WOOHOO!!!!!
If you aren't familiar with Jacksonbelle Embellishments I highly recommend you drop whatever you are doing and "run" to her store, LOL! Lindsey carries pretty much all of my favorite products...Inkadinkado, Shimmerz, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, May Arts, October Afternoon and lots, lots more. It is a one stop shopping experience. You can find everything you need there, plus all orders over $75 have free shipping! Oh and I forgot to mention that the service is unbeatable. Lindsey is a dear and she ships really fast!
Congrats to all the other wonderful ladies who’ve also landed on the team — I am humbled to be included in such an awesomely talents group of ladies.
The Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team:
Then of course the executive team:
Our first team challenge will be a fun New Year’s Eve party!!! There will be lots of fun and prizes! The details will follow soon!!!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful day! It is freezing cold here (wind chill temps as low as -30) so I am stamping in my pjs all day. I don't go out in weather like this!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This card uses the newly released "You're Invited" stamp along with some of my other summer favorites! Oh how I wish I was going to a backyard barbecue instead of going out to shovel yet more snow...
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Sharpie and Prismacolor markers, Shimmerz paints, Cuttlebug embossing folder, brads.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a warm and sunny day!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Supplies used: Chin Up snowman from FCD, SU CS, Fancy Pants DP, Sharpie markers, MS snowflake punch, self adhesive rhinestones, foam dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, MM brads, misc ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Hope you are all having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This week the challenge is "A Very Cullen Christmas". Before I say anything else I want to say that this card looks MUCH better in real life than it does in the photo. I took over 50 photos with and without flash and the glittered paper just doesn't photograph well.
For my Cullen inspired Chirstmas card I went with Elegant and well...Sparkly, of coarse!
I just bought this glittered paper at Target yesterday and thought this would be the perfect project for it. I embossed the red glitter paper with the Cuttlebug and then sanded it a little so the embossed pattern was a little more recognizable. It is really a shame that I can't get a good photo. I was really happy with how this turned out. Supplies used: Stamp from DRS Designs, SU CS, Glittered paper, Dress It Up glitter dots, white embossing powder, foam dimensionals, Nestibilities, misc. satin ribbon.
I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, December 8, 2008
For my ornaments, I painted chipboard snowflakes with Shimmerz Blingz. After they were dry I stippled ink over them and stamped the DRS Designs stars background. I also painted some Prima flowers with Shimmerz Blingz and added them to the centers with brads.
They are really beautiful in real life but very difficult to photograph. Let me know what you think.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Prima flower, Shimmerz paint, SU button, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, black organdy ribbon.
I hope you are all having a terrific week! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Have a great day!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Today I have a card to share that uses of the new release stamps from DRS Designs. DRS Designs is known for their wide selection of sentiment stamps and this new release is a wonderful addition.
I was really happy with how this card turned out. The shimmery flowers were painted with Shimmerz Gold glimmerz Blingz. The Gold glimmerz Blingz is BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love it. If you missed my post a couple days ago, I got to share the news that I am a new member of the Shimmerz design team and I could not be more excited!!!!! Actually, excited is a major understatement! Shimmerz is one of my absolute favorite products and this card really shows why it is. I think the shimmery flowers really make this card pop! If you haven't tried Shimmerz, I definitely reccomend it! You can order Shimmerz from several online stores including a few of my favorites: Firecracker Designs, Jacksonbelle Embellishments and the newly opened Shimmerz Shop online store.
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Shimmerz Gold Glimmerz, Sharpie markers, misc ribbon, foam dimensionals.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I am supposed to pass this on to 5 other bloggers but honestly I would never be able to pick only 5. So this award goes out to any of you who share your creative works on your blog!
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I have a card to share that I made using some of the new release stamps from DRS Designs.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Due to this unexpected change of plans I don't have a card ready to share yet but I did want to share some awesome sales and a little bit of exciting news.
If you are in the mood for some after Thanksgiving shopping there are several FABULOUS sales going on this weekend:
Jacksonbelle Embellishements: 20% everything in the store. Use coupon code THANK08 when you go through the checkout!
Queen Kat Designs: all of their stamp sets are 20%. Plus, use coupon code FSBDAY when you check out for free shipping!
Shimmerz: Did you know that Shimmerz now has their own store. This weekend is their grand opening and all Shimmerz is on sale.
Firecracker Designs by Pamela: Did you know that FCD now carries Shimmerz paint! Save 10% on all orders placed by Nov 30th using coupon code GIVETHANKS when you check out.
Also new at FCD: Subscriptions to RSM (Rubber Stamp Madness) The original rubber stamping magazine!! Now you can renew, or start a subscription just by clicking the "Get It" button on the Firecracker Designs site! *** Coupon is not available on Magazine Subscriptions. Sorry.
Oh and speaking of Shimmerz...I added a few new things over of my side bar *wink* --------->
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I think I may have found a little of my mojo so check back in on Monday for a fresh new project! Have a great day!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
To check out all of the cool postage frame stamps at DRS Designs click HERE.
Now onto my card...I only have a couple postage frame stamps so this was definitely a challenge!
I just went to the annual stamp expo they had here in town this weekend and I bought some felt snowflakes that I was just dying to use. I thought they went perfect with this postage frame stamp. The shimmery cardstock is just regular cardstock that I painted with Shimmerz Paint - Angel Wings. Beautiful shimmery cardstock in any color is simple with Shimmerz. All I did was paint the entire piece of cardstock with the paint. Then while it is still wet, I used a paper towel and rubbued over the entire piece of cardstock in a circular motion. This helps even out any brush strokes that you might have had from painting it on. Viola, shimmery cardstock in any color. After you rub the cardstock with the paper towel, the cardstock is ready to be stamped on. For my card I "shimmerized" the light purple background and both of the white pieces. I then stamped and or Cuttlebugged them. I love the gorgeous look that the Shimmerz gives!
I finished this card late last night and didn't have good light to photograph it. I had hoped for good light this morning but it is overcast and unfortunately, very snowy. Because of this I had to use the flash for my card instead of natural light. Sorry about that. If it brightens up later today I will try and take a better picture!
Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Shimmerz paint - Angel wings, Felt Snowflake, MM brad, foam dimensionals, misc ribbon.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thanks for listening to my whining and all of the support everyone has given! Wish me luck today!
Here is a scrapbook page that I made. I was doing this for a challenge that required the use of a bottlecap, bubbewrap and a specific circle background stamp from Stamping Bella. I have to say that it was definitey a challenge since I wasn't particularly fond of any of the 3 elements. I did my best and did manage to use all 3 (the red bull's eye flower centers are a portion of the background stamp that I cut out with a circle punch, the bottlecap is the large blue flower's center and I inked up bubblewrap and stamped it as a background on the blue cs)
The shimmery flowers are white Primas that I painted with Gold Glimmerz Blingz that I got from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. OMG, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new Blingz! I can't wait for them to come out in more colors! For more info on them check out the Shimmerz blog HERE!
I included a couple close-up photos of the flowers. It is hard to catch their real beauty in a photo...they are GORGEOUS in real life. I was just thrilled with how they turned out! I also painted the chipboard letters for the word BEST with the Gold Blingz...they are GORGEOUS!
Supplies used: Stamps from Stamping Bella and Autumn Leaves, Bazzill CS, SU CS, Prima flowers, SU Build a Brad, Dress It Up glitter dots, Hero Arts self adhesive rhinestones, Botttlecap, Daisy D rub-on, bubblewrap, cuttlebug alphabet dies, Shimmerz Gold Glimmerz Blingz.
We are having an early Thanksgiving with Tom's family on Saturday (which I'm not looking forward to) and it is also the annual One of A Kind rubber stamp expo here in town this weekend (which I have been looking forward to all year!). I plan on trying to hit the expo for a hour or so before Tom's family comes on Saturday and then do some real shopping at the expo on Sunday. I'm so glad I ordered my ticket early and got the 2 day pass!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope I have something new to share soon!