Thursday, January 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Bikahbabe!

It's finally Thursday and the Gina K new release partay is tonight in the SCS forum. The release even includes Digi Paper, Woo Hoo!! I love digi paper. I just print it when I want it and with the texture I want. I need Shimmery paper, to try soon. I bet it will be amazing. There is even a stamp set that matches, and if you purchase any stamp set you get the digi paper free for a limited time, but then after that it's only $3.95 and you will never run out.... Can you tell I'm excited LOL :) Back to reality, I have a card to show you that I made for my BFF for her birthday. Being a biker Babe, she'll love it!! I used my Bikahbabeabella stamp from Stamping Bella, colored her with copics, added some stickles. The cardstock colors are lovely lilac and summer sun. The DP is from a glitter stack I purchase last year. The layout is this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge over at SCS. Thanks for coming to look, Susan

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Toteally Fantastic

Today, I finished up my swaps for the Gina K. January swap. I can't post it until the swap is complete and everyone has their swaps back. I can tell you it took me many mock ups, three days and a lot of work to complete them and I'm happy with what I've created. :) For my card today, I used my previously uninked stamp set Toteally Fantastic. I combined the sketch and Who's that girl challenges for it. The theme for the challenge was to use patriotic colors, red white and blue. Being from Canada, ours would leave out the blue and only have red and white. However, in support of my US sistahs I left in the blue and added some pink for me. LOL I lined up the three totes on a clear mount and stamped them on Gina K pure luxury white cardstock. It was my first time using it and it is sooooo smooth. The purses were atamped with Brilliance graphite black ink and colored with copics. Next, I layered them on night of navy and pretty in pink cardstock. The DP was printed using my printer and the red kiss digi paper from MFT. The sentiment was stamped using night of navy ink, the edges were drug across a read red ink pad, then mounted in night of navy. I assembled the whole think on a pretty in pink card base and added the flowers, which were originally light blue and pink but I colored them with copics. The flowers were attached together using a silver heart brad, and secured to the card with foam mounting tape. Have a Wonderful Wednesday, Susan

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!

Hello fellow bloggers, I think I finally (fingers crossed) got my computer issues under control. I have still been stamping and today want to show you what I made with last weeks Bella color and sketch challenges. I used Lavender Bittybloom, the colors are ballet blue, lovely lilac, and brocade blue. The image was stamped using Brilliance graphite black ink pad and colored with copic markers. The image was cut out using rectangle nesties and layered on the blue which was cut with a scalloped rectangle nestie, the lilac was run through my cuttlebug with the script embossing folder. the ribbon is an older piece of lovely lilac grosgrain ribbon. Isn't she cute? Thanks for coming by, Susan

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Valentine Wishes

I made this card for this weeks Bella Sketch challenge #63. I used Balloonabella, real red and pretty in pink cardstock, along with some digi paper from MFT. For bling I added a red ribbon, and some oyster bella baubles. It just screams valentines Day!! Hope your Wednesday was wonderful. Cheers, Susan

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who's That Girl?

This weeks Who's That Girl featured set is Serenity Now! The challenge is to use stripes in your design. I took the stamp set, striped digital paper, downloaded from the MFT store and combined it with this weeks sketch challenge from Paper Craft Planet. This is what I came up with. What do you think?? I wanted something unique to attach the two paper pieces, so I used paper clips. To add a little sparkle I colored her top with Spica Glitter Pens, added some Shimmer flowers and a glitter brad. Thanks for coming by, Susan

Monday, January 12, 2009

MoJo Monday

Today is MoJo Monday #69. This weeks sketch can be found here. There is a new sketch each week. Why not check it out and get your mojo going?? Here is my MoJo Monday Card, and there is absolutely no stamping on it. I did have to change the circles to ovals, as I do not have the circles yet, but they are at the top of my list to buy next. Happy Monday, hope you have a great day!! Susan

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tiddly Inks

You just have to go check out this blog. Cristy is an illustrator who does amazing drawings. She is also the artist behind The Tiddy Inks stamp line over at Stamping Bella. She is also offering blog candy!!

I Got a Blog Award

Shirley over at http://cardartetc.blogspot.com/ gave me a blog award. Isn't it cute? The award is also on my sidebar, and if you click on it it will take you to her blog. I also have to nominate 10 other people for this award. Here they are.... 1. Tenia - Jazzy paper Designs 2. Abi - Cornwall Crafty Stamper 3. Emily -Emmie-Lou...stamps & you 4. Erin - Chicks with tape 5. Melanie - Hands, Head and heart 6. Jessica - iEmbellish 7. Jessica - Can you say????....Addicted to stamps 8. Cindy - Cindy Haffner's Corner 9. Kelly - Kelly's Craft Room 10. Pia - Stampin' the Good Life Cheers Susan!!

MFTSC63

This weeks sketch can be found here. I used Cupcake Flopsey, and the pink heart paper is from the new digital paper from Stephanie Fizer, spring collection, available here at MFT. I printed it on glossy cardstock and it is fabulous, and an endless supply. The regular cardstock chocolate chip was embossed using the Bloom Dots embossing folder and my cuttlebug. The card base and layers are pretty in pink.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Friday

This week was Hectic, but I did get a few challenges done. This is the card I made for this weeks Bella Sketch Challenge. I followed the sketch, but later moved the flower embellishment from the top right to the bottom left. This card uses Daisybella and the sentiment Feeling Groovy also from Stamping Bella. I chose bright springy colors because the weather here has been anything but. Hope you all had a fabUlous week.. Susan

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January MFT New Release Party Tonight

Tonight is MFT's new release party, and the sneak peaks are amazing. There are two Ambassador Challenges posted over in the forum at SCS. The first Challenge was to use bling, and that I did. I used Hey Chica!, colored her with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens to make her sparkle. For embellishments I added a piece of wide real red grosgrain ribbon secured with two rhinestone brads. At the top I added two red glitter donuts with clear baubles in the centre. I used the sentiment to add a ray above her. On the glitter DP, I added a large glitter flower combo that I colored with copics, to get the color I wanted.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Babies...Babies...Babies...

I have been working on some baby cards for the girls at work having babies this spring, there are lots of upcoming showers, and births, so I decided to start the cards now. I need lots because the other girls at work will want to buy some. Here's two of my newest ones

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Monochromatic

Hi Ladies, Happy 2009! I thought I'd start making some cards for upcoming weddings. For this card I used my new mini Spousabella that I received free with my last Bella order. The base is cameo coral, the DP is From Basic Grey's Two Scoops paper pack. I colored the Bella with Copic markers, cut her and her frame using plain and scalloped rectangle nestabilities. The flower is from Gina K. and is a Sateen flower, and I used a self adhesive rhinestone in the centre. Finally the sentiment is also from Stamping Bella