Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More InStyle Stamps

Wow!  I can't believe that June is already over.  We still have 2 more months of summer break around here, a lot more time to play and have fun in the sun.  Here are a few more samples from InStyle Stamps using their exclusive store images.  These rubber stamps can only be found in stores.  If your local stamp store does not carry these yet, make sure to ask them.  Here are a few places you can find them already.

**Did you notice?  My ISS Badge has changed over on the side bar <--  I am now a member of the Design Team and am thrilled.  You will be seeing even more samples using these wonderful stamps as I work with the Design Team through the rest of the year.  


Strawberry Cake

Balloon Ava
Aren't they cute?  I have to tell you that the quality of the rubber in these stamps is wonderful.  Very deeply set so you need not worry about catching edges.  They are so fun to work with, you really need to go out and get some of these stamps.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Royal Kat Monday

Hello!  I hope you hopped here from Wynneth's blog, if not you will want to go back to the QKD blog and start the hop from the beginning.

Here is my card based on this week's inspiration piece.  

Time to hop to Keely's blog now.

Stamps:  Chessier Cat Girl
Paper: Sahara Sand, White, Bazzil Red, Indian Summer-BasicGrey
Ink:  Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Red Satin, Gray Grosgrain, White Ribbon

Friday, June 25, 2010

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop

**See below for my FFC Post**

Welcome to my stop on the InStyle Stamps Blog Hop.  I am absolutely thrilled to be hopping with this talented group of ladies today.  You should have hopped here from Angela's blog, if you haven't been hopping along you will want to go back to the InStyle Stamps Blog so you don't miss any of the fun.  

The theme for this months hop is Patriotic and/or Outdoors.  I decided to use Beach Dude to make my card.
Isn't he so studly?  And the best part is that he wont track sand into your house ;) These images are so much fun to color, and I am having fun playing with my air compressor and Copic Air Brush System.  

Now hop on over to see what Tina has created and then stop by the InStyle Stamps store to get your own Beach Dude.   

Friday Fun- Home Alone

Happy Friday!!!  This week Jimmi wrote: Mike and I have been without a kid in the house this whole week…living like crazy newlyweds, so I have an interesting challenge for you……..Make a card that you would have given to ME on my wedding day almost 11 years ago.  And I will make one that I would have liked to receive, as well….make it Sassy!

Ok, so I'm a little off....This is more for Jimmi today or to anyone who has a rare empty nest.  

Stamps:Cleaning Hanna by Hanna Stamps----AKA the Kimme Hanna
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bazzil Red, American Crafts DSP, White
Ink: Black, Copic Markers

Hehee...I think I'm pretty funny. 
Now see what everyone else came up with:


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More InStyle Stamps

Happy Wednesday.  Today I am showing you a few more samples using the store exclusives from InStyle Stamps.  These rubber stamps can only be found in retail stores

Town Girl
Coffee Cup

I hope you are enjoying these samples as much as I have had making them.  I really do think these are some of the best images out there for coloring.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Royal Kat Monday--Taking a Break

Aaahhhh Monday.  Monday's are not sooo bad during the summer.  We run and do 50 things on the weekends and on Mondays I plan to stay home and relax a bit more.  So, as you are taking a moment to relax and be inspired today, be sure to check out all the wonderful blogs on the Queen Kat Designs Royal Kat Monday Blog Hop.  You can start at the beginning at the Queen Kat Designs Blog and as you hop along you should have stopped at Wynneth's before hopping here. 

Here is my little coffee break card for today.  Our color challenge for this week is to use blue and brown together.

A rather simple little card using Tea Time.  This set is not currently available, but it is new to me.  If you see any sets that are still in acrylic, snatch them up while you can.  Remember, all clear stamps are 60% off while supplies last, so get a good deal and add to your collection. 

Now hop on over to see what Keely has for you and then be sure to go to the Queen Kat Designs Store and get some of those clear stamps.

Friday, June 18, 2010

FFC Gone to the Dogs

A quickie post today.  Today Jimmi told us, " I am dog-sitting LOTS of dogs this week so let’s make cards with doggies or kitties on them OR a card for a pet owner!"  So here is my puppy card:

The puppy is from a set from Recollections, the paper I have had for a while and I am unsure of the name, the bone brad is from Eyelet Depot and I colored with Copics.  How is that for details?  Sorry about that.  Not having the most mentally clear day. 
Now make sure to check out the other Friday Fun Chicks to see what they did today:


***This one is also for you Dixie.  I hope you had a great week with the mouse :) 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

InStyle Stamps

As you know I have been working with InStyle Stamps lately and feverishly making cards for them, but there has been an absence of  my work here.  Well, wait no more.  I will be posting some of the samples I have submitted over the next few weeks.  These images are so well drawn, they are really fun to work with and coloring them seems to come natural. 

Barn Girl

Beach Dude
All my coloring was done with Copic Markers.  This line of rubber stamps can be found in retail stores.  If your local scrap store does not carry these stamps YET, be sure to ask for them. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Royal Kat Monday

Happy Monday.  This is the first full week we have off of school and nothing planned.  We are already through 2 cans of sunscreen and have the back up ready.  I can't believe how nice it has been and how much time we have spent outside already.  It's going to be a long hot summer. You should have hopped here from Wynneth's blog, if not, you want to go back to the QueenKatDesigns blog  so you don't miss a thing.

Here is my card:
here is the sketch we had to work with:

Love the Fashion Dress line of stamps.  I think that the peacock in the designer paper is jealous. 

Stamps:  Fashion Dress #3
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, White, Eva-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Rhinestones

Now head on over to see whatKeely & Erica have created for you today.  Don't forget to stop bye Queen Kat Designs, any acrylic stamps still in stock are 60% off.  While I love the new rubber stamps, you can't pass up a good deal.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Fun - Friends With Flair

 Hi all!  I hope you are enjoying your Friday so far.  I have a little something to show you today that is a double duty card.  Jimmi asked us to make a Graduation card this week as our Friday Fun Challenge.  I chose a couple of Unity sets so this is doubling as a Friends with Flair card as well. 

 A few people were talking about the crinkle ribbon technique yesterday using seamstress binding and coloring it with Glimmer Mist.  I pondered the process and wondered if you could get the same crinkle with spray starch and satin ribbon.  Well, it kind of worked.  I probably did not let it dry long enough or crumple it long enough, but it did get wrinkly.  I still used lots of adhesive and glue dots to make sure that the ribbon stayed where I wanted it, but I think this method did help the maneuvering of the ribbon.  Tell me what you think.


Stamps: Unity Kits of the Month 10/09 and 5/10
Paper: All paper is Stampin' Up!
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories:  White Satin Ribbon, Stardust Gel Pen, Dew Drops

Now make sure to check out the other Friday Fun Chicks to see what they did today:

Also visit the Unity Blog today to see the entire list of those participating in the Friends With Flair today, you can go to see what Karen has created at  Real Life in Pictures

Monday, June 7, 2010

Royal Kat Monday

Hi all.  It's Monday and the Queen Kat Designs store has some new yumminess for you.  I hope you have enjoyed hopping today to see the new stamps, you should have landed here from Wynneth's blog, if not 
 then you want to start at the beginning at the Queen Kat Designs Blog.  This week we have a sketch to work with, and here is what I did:

Here is the sketch:

 Isn't the little Cheshire Cat girl cute?  I had fun using my Nesties and making the mat for my image the 2 colors.  I hope you enjoy the card as much as I do. 

Stamps: Cheshire Cat Stamp-Queen Kat Designs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, BasicGrey Eva
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilites, Jumbo Brads

Now hop on over to see what Keely has come up with for you, and at the end hop on into the Queen Kat Designs Store to snatch up a few goodies.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Fun #85- Gettin Sketchy

Woohoo!  It's Friday, the end of a very long week, even though it was a short week.  Seems like I need a break from all the running around summer has brought.

Jimmi is our hostess this month and provided us with  a sketch.  I just love sketches and I made this card in no time at all. 
Here is the sketch:
I would have LOVED to have had those roller skates when I was in about 6th grade.  Pink and Green with hearts.  I would have rocked those at United Skates.  

Stamps:   Unity Kit of the Month May 2010
Paper: Gable Green, Regal Rose, White, Creative Imaginations DP
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Accessories:  Daisy Ribbon

Now, check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done with their challenge this week.  If you would like to play along please leave us a link to your card here in the comments.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Today is new release day over at Queen Kat Designs.  You may want to go to the store, look around and fill up your baskets.  Have you seen the new fashion dresses?  Here is a taste of Fashion Dress #3.

Stamps: Fashion Dress #3
Paper: Bordering Blue, Rose Red, DCWV Luxury Stack
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Pearls, Gray Striped Ribbon.

I made this card using the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Sunday Sketch #19

Now go buy up the whole line of Fashion know you want to :)