Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Always about me

Hi Everyone
Do you believe it. It's leap year day, February 29. Won't see another one for four more years. February has just flown by. So..........does that mean it will be Christmas before we know it???!!!??? LOL

I  just received some new Art Impressions stamps and I thought I'd use Edna, taking a bubble bath. She is so cool, she even keeps her jewelry on while in the tub, what class. LOL

Supplies used:
Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Dies- Ribbon Tags Trio  S4-323, Labels Sixteen S4-301
Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping in today. Stop back tomorrow for my take on the Art Impressions weekly challenge.

Monday, February 27, 2012

New stuff

Hi Everyone,
No card today. I just want to show you something that the UPS guy left me today. I received a treasure trove of Spellbinders products, and the reason is ...................................
I won a Spellbinders contest back in January. Spellbinders was doing their CHA reveals and I entered their contest every day during the reveals and WOW, I received an email from Spellbinders indicating I had won all the product that was revealed on day 6. Talk about thrilled, excited, and so happy. I was all those feelings and more.Click here to read the announcement on their blog that I was the winner of the day 6 array of new products . 

The win has a total of 8 items:
S4-342 Square Swatches,
E8-013Classic Decorative Inserts Five
S5-084 Girlie Grunge Labels
S5-087 Mix'd Media Playtime
S5-085 Mix'd Media Elements
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
ES-002 Nobility
S4-362 Ribbon Buckles

And one more thing..... I worked a stamping/scrapbooking convention Fri. and Sat. in Michigan, and I picked up a product that caught my eye, Paper-Soft Color by Viva

Can't wait to try this out to see how this looks on my projects. There are 20 different colors and I had a hard time picking just one color. I wanted to make sure that I would like this before I bought more. So I went with the apricot shade.I played a little bit with this when I got home and I think I am really going to like this stuff, so, now, I will have to decide what colors to get that I will use the most. Oh, decisions, decisions, decisions.

Well, I have to go. I have to get my Wednesday post ready and my new Art Impressions stamps came in while I was gone so I have to get to those. Guess I will go thru those and see what I will use for Wednesday and then there are all those new Spellbinder things, whoa, so many fun things to go thru!!

Thanks for stopping in today, see you soon,

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hot Air Balloons

Hi Everyone
It's Barbara here with my last post for Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions. I have been on this fabulous design team for 1 year and the time has flown by. You know the old saying, "Time flies when you are having fun". I had a blast. Got to work with a whole host of fabulous tools. I love the Kreaxions punches,(they are the best), a great circle cutter,(you will have to try it to see what I mean!!) and other tools as well. I had the great opportunity to work with the sweetest and most talented group of ladies. I will miss everyone on their design team.

For my last post I have used punch 918 - curves. It reminds me of swirling winds, so I thought this was a perfect punch to use on this card.  Also used the circle cutter to cut the partial circles. The circle cutter gives a perfect cut every time. 

Well that is it for today. Thanks so much for stopping in today. I will see you soon.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tulips in a Row

Hi Everyone
Thought I'd share with you a clean and simple card I made using a stamp from Art Impressions. I am not usually a clean and simple card maker but this turned out so nice looking and was quick and easy to make. I might have to make more of these types of cards. LOL

Supplies used:
Stamp -Art Impressions  P2872 Tulip Row
Marvy Markers - Jungle Green, Bubble Gum Pink
White CS
Punch - Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page
Embossing Folder

Spring is on the way and the tulips will be peeking thru the plant beds soon and remember, Easter is about 40 days away. See you soon,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Wall and Flowers

Hi Everyone,
It's Wednesday and that means its time to showcase another card  using Art Impressions stamps.
I was looking at some of my handmade flowers and that's how this card came to be. I picked out the flowers, picked card stock colors that complimented the flowers and then I chose the wall/flowers stamp. The colors I used in the stamped image are colors similar to the colors I used in the handmade flowers.

I added glitter to the stamped image by using a glue pen, (that's the squiggles you see on the stamped image square) and I added glitter to the flowers as well.These flowers would look great with spring colors as well. I'm getting ready to make more flowers so I will be using spring colors for the upcoming season.

Supplies used:
Art Impressions Stamp - Wall/Flowers H1383
Paper/Card Stock - white cs, green cs, orange  cs, sherbet orange cs, brown cs, designer paper
Inks used - Distressed Ink Vintage Photo, India Ink Black
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter - Sparkling Snow, Orange Surprise, Copper Penny
Copic Markers - RV21, R37, R85, C-0, C-2, G82, YG41, YR04, YG45, E25, E43, E51

Thanks for stopping in today

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Wonder of the Season

Hi Everyone,
I am back with another card today using Art Impressions stamps. Today's card uses layers which add so much additional design to your stamped image, they really make the image pop. I think they give the design more importance. 

Since Valentines day is over it's time to check out the Easter images. So, I pulled this great image out and decided what layers would look good with it.This stamp is in the Windows to the World section. You may want to check this section out, there are quite a few images that will be perfect for almost any occasion.

Supplies used
Art Impressions Stamp - Easter Egg Nest- M3313
Punch - Martha Stewart Punch around the Page - Double Arches
Spellbinders Dies - Labels Fifteen S4-291, Lace Doily Motifs S5-063,
Paper/Card stock - White CS, Designer Paper, Pink Shimmer CS
Copic Markers- R81, R00, G00, B000, Y11, E71, C-2G21, G94, YG03, YG41,
Ink- India Ink Black

Thanks for stopping in, I will see you soon

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bunny Love

Hi Everyone,
Its Wednesday and time for another Art Impressions card for this week. Boy I was stumped today and really couldn't come up with anything. Then I had club meeting tonight and the project we learned really was so cute I decided to use this cute Giant Bunny as my image. Love this awning effect, too, don't you??

I added a basket charm and he is all set looking too cute in the awning window.
Supplies used:
Art Impressions Stamps
Mini Love - E2548
Giant Bunny - G1076
Ink - India Ink Black
Card Stock - White CS,Pink CS
Embossing Folder
Copic Markers - R81, C-1

Hope you enjoyed this cute card today. I will be back tomorrow with another creation using Art Impressions stamps. Hope to see you then.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Easter Wishes

Hi Everyone,

Each month Sparkle N Sprinkle hosts a Sketch Challenge. It runs from the 1st to the end of each month. The winner receives a stamp set of their choice. This is a fun challenge and I'd love to see you enter.

Today I thought I'd spotlight a card I designed using the February Sketch Challenge over at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Here is the Feb. Sketch 

Here is my card.

I used images from new set 457 Celebrate Life. 
This new set is so darling. It's perfect for those Easter cards you send out.

There is still plenty of time to work on your card and enter it in the contest.

Thanks for stopping in today, see you soon

Sunday, February 12, 2012

It became a butterfly

Hi Everyone
I have a card I want to share with you today using a beautiful butterfly punch,punch 901, from Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions.
I received a new stamp set the other day and it ties right in with the butterfly punch.

The great thing about these punches is the fact that they punch borders, corners, circles, they do what ever you want the punch to do.

I also used a great circle cutter that is available from Just Imagine Crafts as well.
You can see that punch used on this card punched in the corners showing 2 different corner presentations and I used the same punch to punch around the edge of the circle.

I added glitter to the various punch out areas and that makes the punched areas really stand out.

That is it for today. Thanks for stopping in and I will see you soon.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling Blog Hop Winners Announced

Here are the winners for the Feb 9-10 Spring Fling Blog Hop………………………..
Grand Prize #1 :     Janet33234 -Any full-sized Stamp set of your choice on cling cushion
Grand Prize #2 :     Stampnk -Any Stampette set of your choice on cling cushion
1st Place:   Jaybee46 - Any two Glitter Tinsels
2nd Place:  Denise Bryant - Any 3 small embossing powders
3rd Place: Cat Darling - Any 3 small glitters
Will the winners please e-mail Brenda at : with your name, address, phone contact and your prize selection as soon as possible.          Note:   If you live in the Ruskin, Fl. area and prefer to pick up your prize at the Shoppe, that’s okay too.  However, Brenda still needs you to e-mail her your information for our files and to let Margaret know you’ll be in to collect.
We’d also like to thank all those who participated in this blog hop and left comments for our fabulous design team!  We hope you enjoyed the hop.   I see a lot of familiar names from previous hops and we’re so happy that you continue to join us.  For all those who joined our hop for the first time – welcome!
Our next hop is scheduled for Mar 22-23 and is called Flower Child…………hope you’ll join us

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling blog hop!  If you hopped here by way of Eleanor's blog then you are in the right place!  Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to become eligible for FIVE great prizes. There are 2 grand prizes and 3 “random” prizes that are attached to 3 different designers blogs.

This month’s hop is celebrating Spring, St. Patty’s Day and Easter. Each of our Sparkle Team Designers is  sharing their designs based on something from the 3 upcoming holidays.

A reminder that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents Art Deco, People, Fantasy & Gail Burton images on special - 15% off!!! To view all our specials for the month, including some fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click here to go to the specials section of the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.

Important things first!

Two lucky people will win a Grand Prize - a Stamp Set of the winner's choice mounted on cling cushion. As you visit each artist's blog, there is the possibility of winning one of THREE more prizes! It's a secret though. No one knows who "those three" are except for Brenda, the team be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog to be eligible.

I chose to focus on Easter cards so here is the 1st card I'd like to share with you today:

Benjamin Bunny has hopped over and joined the blog hop.

He stopped by to give you an Easter idea.
He can be found in this set

Click here for the directions for this card.

Next to hop in for you to review, is the Lamb and Chicks from new set 457 - Celebrate Life
Here is the new set

This new set is so perfect for Easter. Love it!
Click here for directions for this card.

And last on my agenda is a couple of chicks,also from the new set.

Click here for directions for this card.

This new set really inspired me for the upcoming Easter season. Hope it inspires you, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed my cards as well as all the other designers cards on the hop. 

Don't forget, to become eligible to win a Grand Prize, please leave a comment on EACH blog. Winners of the mini prizes are selected when they leave a comment on the mystery designers blog also.

Good luck and have fun on the rest of the hop. Click here to hop on down the bunny trail to see what Gerlinde has created for you. Have fun!!!

From one Glamorous Babe

Hi Everyone,
This is the first of 2 posts for thursday. I am actually posting early, on Wednesday nite.
This card is made as a shaped card. I decided to use a nesting flowers die from Quickutz. This is a cool die. Thought I use this die to make a shaped birthday card.

I think I am hooked on these hilarious ladies. And the sentiments just make the cards even funnier.This is no exception.

See what I mean!!! LOL

Please make sure to peruse the many great stamps available over at Art Impressions.I'm sure you will find exactly what you're looking for.

Thanks for stopping by and stop in at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog hop in the next post for this date.

Maude's Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone
Welcome to Wednesday!!!! I've made a birthday card and Maude, from Art Impressions, is giving out the birthday wishes. You know Maude, she's sarcastic as all get out. And, only a great friend can send a birthday wish like this.

Maude can be found in the Golden Oldies section of the Art Impressions shop. Take a few minutes to check out that section. You will see there are a lot of great stamps in that section that will fit so many different occasions.

Just a reminder, tomorrow I will have 2 posts, so, stop by tomorrow for my usual Thursday Art Impressions post and..... the Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling Blog Hop post. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes at the blog hop. Hope you can make it.

Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon,

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Friends are your umbrella

Hi Everyone

Whoa!!!!! It's February 2 and today is Groundhog day. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. So you know what that means, 6 more weeks of winter.So far the winter here hasn't been too bad. Lets hope the next 6 weeks are as mild as the last.In the meantime..................

The challenge this week over at Art Impressions, is an Easel card. I really love doing these types of cards. They are fun and they can be interesting to figure out how to display and to photograph.
This card was no exception. I got started on this card and I decided how I was going to fashion the easel then I decided on the cloudy background. Next, I decided I wanted the umbrella to be a 3-D umbrella, so I took care of that.

Here is the card closed

And the card is sitting opened 

Here are 2 more shots that will give you a better look at the umbrella's dimension.

Hope you've enjoyed  this card. Go ahead and try an easel card, they are easy to do and look so cool sitting open. 

Supplies used:
Colored Pencils 
Cloud stencil
Inks used - Distress Ink-Pumice Stone, India Ink - Black
Dimensional Foam

Thanks for stopping in today, see you soon.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Friends Who Last

Hi Everyone,
I can't believe it, it's February already. And what happened to January??? It just flew by didn't it!!??!! And tomorrow is Groundhog Day. Hmm..... will we have an early spring or do we get 6 more weeks of winter. Tomorrow we'll know for sure. LOL

Hope you are having a great week so far. I thought I'd use one of those Art Impressions girlfriend stamps. These ladies have so much personality, don't they.

It's always fun to get together with our girlfriends and have a fun time laughing and catching up.

I got out my colored pencils and gamsol and colored and shaded these hot mama's. They are a "hoot".

Make sure you stop in at the Art Impressions online store and check out all the stamps in all the different lines that Art Impressions offers.

Supplies used:

Prisma Color Pencils
India Ink
Sizzix Embossing Folders
Inka Gold - Gold
Cardstock- Core'dinations CS, Teal Blue CS, White CS
Yellow Gold Ribbon

Stop back tomorrow for another great Art Impressions creations.Hope to see you then,