Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's the weekend!! (and a blog candy winner)

I hope you are all enjoying the start to your Memorial Day weekend! We have TONS of house projects that we are working on this weekend so probably not a lot of stamping time for me. If the weather is nice we plan on taking the kids canoeing tomorrow but we'll see.
I'm still using my "stash" of cards since I didn't get to stamp this week. This card is one I made for a Paper Makeup Challenge a few weeks ago. The challenge was to use the colors Old Olive, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral and Kraft...yikes...definitely a challenging color combo.
Here is the card I made:

Supplies used: Stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps, SU CS, BG DP, EK Success corner punch, nestibilities, foam dimensional, Copic markers, Dress It Up glitter dots.

I suppose you would like to know who the lucky winner of my blog candy is, LOL. Without further ado, the winner is......

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-05-23 13:48:57 UTC

Vicki (Basement Stamper)!!!!

Congrats Vicki! I'll get your blog candy sent out on Tuesday!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

HUGE sale at Jacksonbelle Embellishments!!

To celebrate the holiday weekend Jacksonbelle Embellishments is having a sale!!! The entire Jacksonbelle Embellishments store is 25% off!! Now-Monday (May 25th) use promo code: MEMDAY09 for savings!!! I just got my new Basic Grey pearls today and they are AWESOME...get them before they are gone!

Are you having problems with blogger?

Since it seems blogger has been giving some people major problems the past day or so I am going to extend my blog candy giveaway until tomorrow morning at 8am CST. I also finally found time to take a picture...the candy includes 3 cute clear stamps from Autumn Leaves, 1 Stampendous clear stamp, Studio G clear May set, 2 misc rubber stamps from Prickley Pear, 1 cling mounted stamp from Dog Gone Stamps. To be entered into the blog candy drawing please leave a comment on my blog candy post HERE.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More DRS cuteness and some blog candy!

This week has been totally crazy. I feel like it should have been the weekend about 2 days ago.
As a HUGE thank you for all of my dear friends who keep coming to my blog and listening to me whine on a daily basis I am doing a fun 1 day only blog candy giveaway. Leave me a comment on this post between now and tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm CST and you will have a chance to win some fun blog candy! Picture of blog candy to follow shortly...

Because I haven't had a chance to stamp all week I'm sharing another card from my "stash" of unblogged cards. I just can't get enough of these adorable animal images that were released by DRS Designs this month. Aren't these guys just adorable!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Shimmerz Spritz!!

Shimmerz Spritz is finally here! Shimmerz released 20 awesome colors of Shimmerz Spritz today. I have to say that I really really like the Spritz! I have used similar products in the past with little success but I am really happy with the results I've gotten with the Shimmerz Spritz. I sprayed cardstock, designer paper and Prima flowers with the Spritz and had great results with all of them.
The card I shared earlier today used Spritz on glossy paper. This card uses Spritz on white Prima flowers. I sprayed the flowers with Tuscan Sun and Mango Madness Spritz and layered them. The Spritz gives really even coverage and dries fairly quickly. The even coverage gives AMAZING shimmer. It is absolutely beautiful on Primas! Supplies used: Sentiment stamp from DRS Designs, Bazzil CS, SU CS, Basic Grey DP, Kaiser Pearls, Prima flowers, Shimmerz Spritz, Basic Grey brad, Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for stopping by today. Stop by tomorrow for some fun blog candy! Hope you all had a fabulous day!

Twinkling Tuesday...on Wednesday

Work has been absolutely crazy this week. I usually only work 2 hours on Tuesdays and yesterday I ended up being at work for 6 hours so I never found time to get my Twinkling Tuesday card posted. The sketch this week was made by Jacky, Madelynn's younger brother.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my card: (I plan on taking a better picture later today when I have good natural light)
The orange marble paper was made using the new Shimmerz Spritz! I LOVE this stuff. For the marbled look I sprayed 2 colors of Shimmerz Spritz (Tuscan Sun and Mango Madness) onto glossy paper. I let it sit for 15-20 seconds and then I rubbed over the whole thing with a kleenex. I would probably recommend paper towels for this but I didn't have any in my stamp room at the time so I just used Kleenex. This technique gives a gorgeous shimmery marbled look.
It is really hard to tell from the picture but the darker marbled areas have a beautiful shimmer. The sentiment and butterfly stamps are from DRS Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday!

Woohoo! It's time for another fun Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge! This week the challenge is to make a cook-out inspired card! If you decide to play along with us, please use keyword JBE054 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

I was actually pretty happy with how my card turned out. Every year we have a 4th of July party and this year I am going to make invites. This was my first attempt at a BBQ invite:
For my card I used the newly released Bring on the BBQ set from Our Craft Lounge. The images are colored with Copic markers and the grill is painted with Fire Engine Red Shimmerz paint. Some DP and self adhesive pearls finished it off. Did you see that Jacksonbelle now carries Basic Grey Pearls and Rhinestones. These are an awesome deal at $1.80 per package. I ordered multiple packs of all of the pearl can never have too many for that price, LOL!

Be sure to check out the other Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more inspiration!
AJ Otto
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Kisa Peters
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Worner
Shannan Teubner
Kimberly O'Rosky

Stop by later today for my Twinkling Tuesday post. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

DRS Designs Blog Challenge #21

WOW, I can't believe this is our 21st challege! Where does the time go? The team was challenged to make flap cards this week...we would love for you to play along. If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword DRSC21. SCS has a great tutorial for these. Check it out HERE.

Be sure to check out the DRS Designs blog too see all of the awesome creations made by the design team!

Here is my flap card:

a look at the inside:I am in love with this adorable little boy. I think maybe because he reminds me of myself as a kid. I was a total tomboy always catching bugs and frogs and such. For my card I used a Basic Grey magnetic closure. The back magnet is hidden behind the white cardstock on the inside of the card. All images were colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow is another fun Jacksonbelle Embellishements challenge as well as a new Twinkling Tuesday challenge! Hope you all have a great day!