Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm FINALLY stamping again!!!!

After weeks of not being able to stamp due to broken pipes and sickness...I FINALLY got to stamp tonight. Since it has been a while since I've stamped I decided to use a sketch challenge and what better one to use than the Verve Visual honored guest sketch challenge contest. I made the first card using SU! Roses in Winter. It turned out ok but not exactly what I had envisioned. The second card I made is in my opinion MY FAVORITE card I have ever made. I absolutely love this card. I used my Verve Visual set "Starlight Starbright". I LOVE this set and I LOVE this card. It was really hard to get a good picture of it. I sprayed the black background cardstock with glimmer mist and you can't see the shimmer in the picture but it looks great in real life. I bought some silver curling ribbon after Christmas at Target thinking "this looks cool" but never really thinking I would find a use for it...I was wrong! It worked great with this card. Can you tell I'm pretty excited, I seldom make cards that I think are good and I am so happy with this card. Let me know what you think of it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night!

Here is my Roses in Winter card. I used SU Ballet Blue, Apricot Appreal, Real Red and Whisper White along with some Basic Gray dp. Along with Roses in Winter I also used SU! French Script and a Flourish Set from Autumn Leaves.
Here is my "Rockstar" card. I used "Starlight, Starbright" stamp set from Verve Visual. I stamped the sentiment in Brilliance Black Ink and the Stars in silver pigment ink. The black cardstock is sprayed with glimmer mist. The first picture is taken with the camera flash off and the second one is taken using the flash. The main image squares are elevated using SU! dimensionals.

Wish RAK goodies

I am finally feeling a little better so I thought I would drop in and say HELLO!!!
I still haven't stamped anything but I did want to share some pictures of some goodies I received in the latest Wish RAK secret swap on SCS. The reveal day was last Saturday but I was so sick I didn't even open my package until Monday but WOW was it fantastic! My secret wish RAK friend was Karen Haynes (greyhound stamper on SCS). Karen went WAY WAY over the $15 minimum you are required so spend and TOTALLY spoiled me. The package was AWESOME. Thank you Karen for all of the wonderful goodies!!!! Here are some pictures of my new treasures:
This is the ADORABLE card she sent. I just absolutely love it! I always struggle coloring the hedgehogs but Karen did an AWESOME job! I just love it!
She sent me an adorable flowered 8x8 scrapbook, 2 8x8 packs of designer paper from provo craft, a hard cover A to Z of cardmaking book, 2 packages of Marth Stewart dimensionals, some MM shimmery brads (oh how I love bling!), a multi pack of SU! In Color cardstock, a cute decorated bag of bath salts....
and theres more...4 packages of Art Accentz glitter, some mini clipboards, some luggage tages, a provo craft roller to picking up glitter, a bag of primas, a photo wallet, 3 provo craft clear stamp sets and 5 packages of bits and pieces storage containers (not shown).


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Still alive

Sorry it has been so long since I have updated anything here. I have been suffering from terrible vertigo since last Friday. I still don't feel up to doing much of anything but I wanted to post a quick note to say Hi to everyone. Tom even put my stamp room floor back together on Saturday and I still haven't had enough energy to put it back you know I'm really sick. I will try and post something tomorrow or Friday if I can. I hope you are all well! Have a great day!