Saturday, September 12, 2009

Paper Makeup Release Challenge + MTTI06

Paper Makeup Stamps had their September release last week and as part of their release they posted a couple challenges. One of the challenges was "I've got a CASE of PMS". The challenge was to pick a card from the Paper Makeup Stamps gallery on SCS and CASE it.
I chose a GORGEOUS card by Lisa Kind to CASE. The first time I saw her card a few weeks ago on the PMS blog I was in awe. It is seriously beautiful! Sadly, my card doesn't even begin to come close the beauty of hers but I gave it a try. To see her card, click HERE.
Here is my card:
I CASED Lisa's card's layout and used this week's My Time To Create Inspiration challenge for my colors.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back tomorrow for a peak at one of this month's Little Paper Shop releases! You won't want to miss it!

Friday, September 11, 2009


We have had a crazy week. School, swimming lessons, housework...yikes! I didn't stamp at all this week but thanks to my crazy stamping marathon from last weekend I have a card to share today (and a bunch more to share in upcoming days).
This is another one of the cards that I made for one of the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash challenges.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:
Isn't this the cutest Christmas Elf EVER!!!! This adorable fellow is one of the newly released stamps from DRS Designs. I have forever been in love with every single Cutie Pie image at DRS and these new Christmas release Cutie Pies are AWESOME. To see the entire DRS new release, click HERE. There are a total of 3 Cutie Pies in this release and they are all adorable.

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash Challenge

I hope everyone is having a great week! Today I wanted to share another one of the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash challenge cards that I made. There were 13 challenges posted over the weekend and as crazy as this sounds...I managed to do every single one of them. 13 cards over a 4 day period. Talk about stamping marathon (considering I average about 2 hours per card). The good thing about all of this is, I have a nice size stash of cards to share over the next few weeks!
There were a couple sketch challenges in the bunch and I thought I would share one of them today.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I probably should have waited for better natural light to take this photo but I was so happy with the card I wanted to share it right away. This adorable image is from SCACD. Isn't he just the cutest! Totally reminds me of Beckett. I got a lot of Copic practice in this weekend. I think 10 of the 13 cards that I made had images to color. I was thrilled with how this one turned out. I'm still very new at coloring with Copics so my coloring attempts are not always at successful as this one week I am taking the Copic certification class so hopefully I will learn tons of tips! To make the class even better (actually this is better than the class entirely) dear dear friend Kisa is flying in and taking it too! I get to spend the day playing with Copics and hanging out with doesn't get better than this...SERIOUSLY!!!

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

It's that time again...time for the Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge! We have a fabulous sketch challenge for you this week. We would love for you to play along with us. If you do make srure to use keyword JBE070 when up loading to an online gallery. Also, don't forget Jacksonbelle has an awesome contest running all month long for those of you who play along with our challenges. To see all of the contest details, click HERE.

Here is this week's sketch:


Here is my card:

All of the stamps I used are Inkadinkado and can be found in the Jacksonbelle store. I also used some Shimmerz paint and the Martha Stewart Halloween fence punch!

For more sketchy inspiration be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Also wanted to let you know that the new Basic Grey is in stock at JB! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to all of my U.S. readers! Happy Monday to the rest of you! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

It's time for another fun Monday Little Paper Shop callenge. This week we have an AWESOME sketch for you! We would love for you to play along! If you do, be sure to leave a link to your project on the LPS blog so we can check out your creations!

I also wanted to mention that if you haven't check out the new Little Paper Shop FORUM, you definitely should! In addition to chatting amongst friends, you can hang on, check out some samples, chat with the DT, and there are even groups for Challenges, photography, and more! We hope to see you over there soon!

Here is my card:

For more sketchy inspiration, make sure you check out the blogs of the rest of the LPS design team:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Check back tomorrow for another great Jacksonbelle challenge!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stamping the day away!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. We have been hanging out relaxing most of the weekend. As crazy as this may seem, I actually got to spend 8 hours in my stamp room today. I got up this morning, grabbed a Diet Dr. Pepper and hurried off to stamp in my PJ' thing I knew it was 3:30. Yikes. Where did the day go? I did manage to get 4 cards made during the 8 hours. I'm a slow crafter. I typically average about 2 hours per card.

For one of my cards today I played along with one of the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash challenges. The challenge was a color challenge: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry
For my card I used an Elisabeth Bell stamp from SCACD. I absolutely love this image. The sentiment is from Verve Stamps.
Supplies used: Elisabeth Bell stamp from SCACD, Sentiment stamp from Verve Stamps, SU DP, SU CS, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Copic markers, EK Success border punch, Amuse ribbon, foam dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all having a great day! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for another fun Little Paper Shop Monday challenge!