Friday, September 25, 2009
For today, this is a card I made - I used the current Mojo Monday sketch - the diamond shape around the image just reminded me of a baseball diamond, so I thought it was perfect for this. Kept it pretty simple overall. Since Baseball is totally "All-American" I had to use red, white & blue. The papers I used are from CTMH as is the stamp (I just LOVE CTMH - you will see me use quite a bit of their stuff).
Keeping it short today - hope you enjoyed!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Today is Thursday....Today is Thursday.....
For today's card, I used a new stamp set I got at Susana's from Pink Cat Studio. They're just so cute popping out of this pumpkin with all their candy! As usual, the image was colored with copics and mounted on orange cs from SU, then I used popped dots to raise the circle up. It was a little plain, so I added the black sparkly ribbon which I attached with a staple. If you haven't tried the stapler from CTMH yet, you are missing out - I LOVE that stapler!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
My card for today - I just splurged on some really pretty Basic Gray paper at Susana's (see sidebar for the link to her store). My favorite color is turquoise, so as soon as I opened up the pad of Two Scoops, I immediately knew I had to use it. I'd actually purchased this stamp a while ago and had it already colored and everything - when I saw the paper, I knew it was perfect for this image - the colors even were already matched up! I simply cut her out & used pop dots to attach her to my card. I think this would be a really great "Thinking of You" or "Sympathy" card. I didn't put a sentiment on it but something could always be added (either on the front or the inside). I was really happy with the way it turned out.
I've got a few other goodies up my sleeve that I bought, so keep your eyes open this week for a few more new, fun products I get to use and will post about.
Have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
How are you on this chilly morning? I have a beautiful fall stamp for you to enjoy - I just fell in love with this stamp and had to have it. I colored it with copics and layered it on top of my favorite CTMH paper. The flowers are from Prima Christmas flowers. I inked all my paper edges with SU Close to Cocoa. I'm not sure about the brads - they are just a small brass-looking brad (I think they came from a kit in the past). Kept it pretty simple so as not to interfere with the beautiful image.
Hope you enjoy and have a great Tuesday!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Good Morning! I'm sure everyone hates Mondays - me included.
I've got a cute stamp that I got at Susanna's (link is on my sidebar) and is an Elizabeth Bell stamp. I'm wishing I had a smaller flower to put on this card, though - you loose the scalloped papers behind the image & flowers, because the flower is so big. As usual, I colored the image with my copics, and I used SU ink to stamp the edges - and the pink is SU cardstock - all my other papers are from CTMH.
I'll have a fun fall card for tomorrow, so stay tuned. TRY to make the best out of this Monday!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Just a quick post today. I made this card 6 x 6 because the stamp set was large. The set & sentiments are from CC Designs (I got them at www.allthatscraps.com) and I just loved them when I saw them - they were the July featured set.
I colored in the mermaid and the fish and the rocks & such with copics. The background behind the rocks (the water & sand) I used chalks for - I wanted some color, but I wanted a soft look on it. It is hard to tell from the photo, but the mermaid's tail & bodice and the fish have diamond stickles, and I used liquid pearls in White Opal on her pearls.
The pp and the sand dollar trim is from a K&Company line called Sea Glass. I just love that line - I did an entire scrapbook from our Myrtle Beach trip using it - so of course, I bought way too much & will be using the leftovers from it forever.
The mermaid is popped up with Pop-Dots from SU and I also used a SU punch to punch out around the sentiment. I was really happy with the way this one turned out & hope you enjoy it too!
Keeping it short today for the weekend - have a great Sunday!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Well, in case you haven't figured it out by the name of my blog - I love chickens. I just think the entire idea of them is funny. And yes, I have a bit of a strange humor. But I do collect chickens and I try to pick up any stamps that I find that I like that have chickens on them as well. So in honor of my blog name today, I have created a chicken card.
So the stamp is called "Is this your egg?" and honestly, I can't remember which store I bought it from - maybe now I need to start writing these things down? I didn't follow a card sketch for this - just came up with something on my own. The fence is actually a second stamp, which was a difficult one to color (used my copics of course) because the blades of grass are so thin I kept going out the lines - I think I managed to salvage it ok, though. There was no way to trim around all the grass, so I kept the bottom of the paper squared off. The cardstock I used is all from Stampin Up and the pp is from Me & My Big Ideas mat pad, which I'd found on clearance last year at M's. For the inside of the card I knew I wanted to use my chicken-wire background stamp and I used a couple other chicken stamps. I got them a couple years ago at one of the scrapbooking shows I'd gone to. They are from Purple Daisy Designs. The sentiment on front is from Inky Antics. The Edwin and fence are Magnolia stamps.
Well, I am off - Have a great weekend!
Friday, September 18, 2009
I'm going to try to switch to some more fall themed cards tomorrow - I'm sure Halloween is getting old already. I just need to start working on my Halloween cards since the time is starting to approach. I need to really work on my basic "stock" of cards, too - I would like to have a bunch of Thank you - anniversary, birthday, etc. on hand, so I can just pull a card out of stock when I need one. Usually by the time I realize there is an event, I just don't have the free time to sit down and create a new card.
On to my card today - I picked up some new stamps at Joanns yesterday (it was my birthday & went there to spend some of my birthday money - unfortunately all I bought was a set of halloween stamps and a scrapbook). So these stamps are by Heidi Grace - I thought they were cute. There are some other images with the set I didn't use yet - but I'm sure I will, so I'm not posting them all just yet! I used my basic memento black ink and got the card layout inspiration from Unscripted Sketches (see my sidebar for the link). I used my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch on the bottom with green glitter paper for the "goo". It's so creepy!!! I kept the inside pretty basic - I was trying to use up an odd-sized piece of orange CS and I used a corner punch on the top, and stamped with the spiderweb & small spider stamp from my set to decorate it. I couldn't resist the jeepers creepers saying - esp. since spiders are just plain creepy (we get these giant daddy longlegs spiders here that are just creepy, so it reminded me of that).
Well, I hope you enjoy your Friday & thanks for reading!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yesterday while scrapbooking I had an injury - and today it has my finger throbbing in pain. It's amazing how bad you can hurt yourself when you are not paying attention. I have a tv in my scrapbook room and something on the tv distracted me. When I looked up I was trying to punch a brad through paper and it stabbed me in the thumb, going right under my nail. Yes - ouch! It was bleeding and has left me with a rather sore thumb!
For my work today, I'm still working on Halloween cards. I am on the lookout for some new halloween stamps today also. As I mentioned before I only have the one set of House Mouse, which are cute, but I'd like to have some of a variety as well and since this is the 2nd year in a row I've made Halloween cards, it will be worth the investment (generally I try not to invest too much in seasonal stamps that I can't use year-round).
So another house-mouse card today. I kept the inside pretty simple - just used my SU ticket corner punch on the pattern paper. All my halloween PP is from K & Company Halloween stack - I love it! They have really cute paper & the backside of all the papers have coordinating patterns as well - it doesn't get any better than that! Most of my cardstock is from SU (and if it's not SU, I couldn't tell you what it is - I have a variety). As usual, I colored my stamp with copics, and I used my cuttlebug with swiss dots folder to emboss the orange rectangles on the front. Once again it was a Mojo Monday sketch (from the previous week).
Hope you have a great day!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Today I put together a Halloween Card. I don't have many spooky stamps - mostly just this one cute set from House Mouse, so I pulled them out with new new paper (my honey bought it for me for a treat - it's the first time he bought me something crafty, so it was a big deal!), some copics, and nesties and came up with a cute card. I used a Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration and here's what I ended up with (the inside is the top picture - it uses the negative from my nesties cut on the front). I'm still new to this blogging deal, so my pictures are out of order - the top photo is the inside of the card & the bottom photo is the front. It is so dark you can't totally appreciate the paper or the black ribbon - it's sheer with silver sparkles on it (just love it - anything that sparkles is GOOD!) :D