Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fun stuff!

Isn't this the coolest blog award EVER!! I was given this by Etha (MOREGREENWOOL). If you haven't been to her blog before, you should definitely check it out!!! Etha is on the DT's for Artistic Outpost, Clear Artistic Stamps, Firecracker Designs by Pamela and DRS Designs, so she has a ton of great projects on her blog made with stamps from all of these companies. Thanks Etha, this award TOTALLY made my day!!!!!

This is one award I am excited to pass on! There are a few blogs that I can't get through the day without visiting! So without further ado...Here are a few of the blogs the I LOVE:

Kisa's Paper Cuts...Incredibly talented, totally hilarious and one of my best friends! If you are a dedicated reader of my blog you know that I am one of Kisa's biggest fans. Her blog is the first place I go when I need inspiration!

Splendiferous Creations...I have been a long time stalker of Lisa's blog. Her work is absolutely amazing!! One of her terrific projects made it into the top 5 for this week's JustRite HERE to see this weeks finalists and vote!

Hangnailz n' Papercutz...If you are looking for an awesome project idea or just a good laugh, this is the place to go! Danyelle is a talented stamper and a comedy genius!

Glitter in My Hair
...What can I say, Jen is my in town friend who puts up with my mood swings and crazy kids! Plus she stamps too, can't get much better than that!

There are lots more blogs out there that I love but this post has taken me a hour to write already and well...I need to get stamping!

I hope you are all having a great Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 22, 2008

More new releases!!

Today's card uses 2 more of the new release stamps from DRS Designs: Fun Circle Christmas and Snowflake Scroll.

Here is a close-up to show how I popped up each element of the main image with dimensionals.
I hope you all had a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

DRS Designs New Release

Today I wanted to show you one of the cards I made with one of the new DRS Designs Christmas stamps. For this card I used the new Christmas Tree Punch Star stamp. Instead of using the whole star I inked up one of the Christmas trees with a SU marker and stamped it. I did this 3 times and then cut the trees out using my square nestibilities. The Merry Christmas! stamp is also from DRS Designs. I used my Scor-pal to make the grid pattern background.

Supplies used: DRS Designs Christmas Tree Punch Star and Merry Christmas! stamps, Garden Green and Real Red SU CS, GP white CS, Garden Green SU marker, MM star brads, Scor-pal, Nestibilities, Misc. Ribbon, Dimensionals.

I have a few more DRS Designs cards to share this week so please stop back! I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Aren't they just the cutest things ever!!!!

Fall Flowers

As we start to finish up our summer activities and start getting ready for preschool to start back up, my mind automatically starts looking forward to fall. I love fall. I don't love that winter soon follows but I love everything else about fall...the cool weather, visits to the pumpkin patch, the colorful leaves...everything.
I don't actually have very many fall themed stamps so I had to borrow some stamps from my friend Jen so I could work on some fall cards. This card was made using one of the stamp sets that I borrowed: FALL FLOWERS from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I think this is probably my favorite stamp set from Firecracker Designs. The Black Eyed Susan flower stamp is just beautiful! Aren't these great fall colors!

Supplies used: Fall Flowers from Firecracker Designs, SU Print Pattern background, "Hello" from DRS Designs, SU Garden Green and Summer Sun CS, GP white CS, Bazzil Bling orange CS, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prismacolor markers, Koh-i-noor colored pencils and OMS, Art Institute Black and Lion's Mane glitter, dimensionals, misc ribbon.

Even though I have fall on the brain, I've also been busy making some Christmas cards with the newly released DRS Designs stamps. I will be sharing these starting tomorrow. You won't want to miss them, the new images are terrific!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 18, 2008

DRS Challenge #2 - PIERCING

This week the DRS Designs challenge was paper piercing. I have to admit, this is not something I do very often...or ever for that matter. Even with a template it took 4 tries for me to pierce a straight line along the edge. I am so impressed with people who actually pierce patterns. For my card I used one of the newly release Christmas stamps from DRS Designs. Isn't this Irish Christmas Tree awesome. I stamped the tree in Versamark and then colored it with Pebbles Shimmery chalks. I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to all of the shamrocks on the tree and topped it off with a glittery star brad. I thought it turned out just super. Using my
stamp-a-ma-jig I repeatedly stamped my Merry Christmas stamp to create the background. Do you like to pierce? We'd love to see your piercing creations. If you'd like to play along please post a link to your pierced project on today's DRS blog post or use keyword DRSC2 when uploading to the SCS gallery.

Supplies used: All stamps are DRS Designs, SU Garden Green CS, GP white CS, white glitter dots from the Gina K store, Pebbles shimmery chalks, Versamark, paper piercer, MM star brad, misc. ribbon.

I hope you all have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Look what I won!

Isn't this the cooleset nightlight EVER!!!!!! I won this in the SCS "non-raffle". SCS raised over $10,000 for the midwest flooding victims. Isn't that awesome! Tons of generous SCS users donated a wonderful selection of non-raffle items to be given away to people who donated. I was one of the lucky winners! This nightlight was made and donated by Dawn Lusk. She also sent me the beautiful card in the 2nd picture. These pictures just don't do these items justice, they are absolutely GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for donating these, I'm so glad I was the lucky winner!

Stop by tomorrow to see the card that I made for this weeks DRS Designs challenge! Hope you all had a wondeful weekend!