Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pink Cat Studio Sketch Challenge

Melissa challenged us to use this sketch to make a card using only Pink Cat Studio stamps. I decided to use the Halloween set. I'm so glad halloween is around the corner because I LOVE it and I love using this set it's so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hello "echo" "echo" haha!

Well hello everyone! Sorry I've been missing in action for the last few days. Last weekend I was gone on a family vacation in Las Vegas. We all had so much fun! I was even lucky enough to go see Cher in concert at Ceasers Palace and she was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Her dancers and her costumes and her stages were awesome!

Trish and I finally got together to stamp last Thursday...which we hadn't done for the last few weeks and BOY did I miss it!!! She got here at around 12ish and we ate some lunch and we were laughing so hard because we couldn't get with it and stamp after all that time (long time 3 weeks??? LOL!). It's like we needed to grease up our gears haha! This is a picture that we took after the LONG day of stamping together.

We used some challenges from Poetic Artistry's ( http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/ )
This is the card that I made for Mojo Monday week #54. You can find the sketch here http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2008/09/mojo-monday-week-54.html

The second sketch from Poetic Artistry we used was Mojo Monday week #51 http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2008/09/mojo-monday-week-51-mojo-madness.html and here is the card that I made for that sketch challenge.

On this next card I used was Mojo Monday week #53 sketch that's here http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2008/09/mojo-monday-week-53.html A few weeks back I had bought this cute "little tees" stamp set from Gina K's Designs http://shop.ginakdesigns.com/product.sc?categoryId=11&productId=193 . I just HAD to have it because I was seeing SO many cute cards using this set. Here is the card that I made using my set...I can't wait till I get some more time to use this set again VERY SOON!

And last but not least the little piggy card.

I will link Trish's cards here once she gets her cards up on her blog that she made on Thursday.

Hello "echo"

Friday, September 12, 2008

YAY! It's Friday!

I got another card for you all from yet another sketch challenge. I'm really loving all these sketch challenges they really inspire me! The one I have to share with you today is from Poetic Artistry. Julee posts a new sketch every Monday called "Mojo Monday". They are sure to give you your mojo back that's for sure haha!

The one I got done this week was for week #52 that you can find here on her blog
http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2008/09/mojo-monday-week-52.html . Thanks Julee for taking the time to post a sketch every Monday I love'em! And I'm REALLY gonna try to get them done every week and maybe catch up on some older ones that you have posted.

I just HAD to use this stamp on this sketch challenge. I just got it a few weeks back from Addicted to Rubber Stamps isn't it just the cutest little sheep. It's by Penny Black.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Jeff's Creation's ROCK!

A few months ago I was surfing blog land and came across this blog called Crafty Storage http://craftystorage.blogspot.com/ that posts different peoples craft rooms and their great organizing ideas. That's when I came across this post http://craftystorage.blogspot.com/2008/04/creations-by-jeff.html and then I read on and seen that he does it for a business and that's when I new I had to have one! So I visited his blog here http://creationsbyjeff.vox.com/ and emailed Jeff. We chit chatted back and forth and I thought ok..what do I really want to store my ribbon in and told Jeff what it was I was thinking and WALA he came up with this AMAZING ribbon holder for me! It was just like I had dreamed...it was PERFECT!!!

I got up my ribbon holder on the wall finally after a month or two (I just LOVE this thing) then there was an empty space next to it on the wall and I thought ok..what is it I need there??? I thought OHHHH I can have Jeff make me an ink holder to match. I did need a bigger ink holder since I'm out growing the little 72 ink holder that I have now haha! So I emailed Jeff right away and we talked about it and he said he could do it! Isn't this guy just AWESOME??? And the coolest thing is I get to pick it up from him in Las Vegas in a couple weekends and I get to meet him! How awesome is that? I will be posting my ink holder VERY soon.

Thank you Jeff you ROCK!

YIPPIE! I'm a Featured Stamper!!!

So you all remember the fairy card that I did yesterday for Stamping Links to Love's card sketch? Well I just got WONDERFUL news that I was chosen to be a FEATURED STAMPER YIPPIE!!! I'm so excited thanks so much!

If you click on this link here http://stampinglinkstolove.blogspot.com/2008/09/sctl5-featured-stamper.html you will see where I was announced.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

WOWZERS! Two posts in ONE day!

I get sooo much inspiration from my blogging friends. This morning I spent sometime catching up on friends blogs and they have inspired me to RUN to my craft room and create! I didn't do ALL that I wanted to get done but, I did a couple of sketch challenges and a baby card for one of Anthony's cousin that just had a baby girl.

The first sketch challenge is from Stamping links to love's blog. I have been wanting to do their challenges and time always seems to get away so, finally I got sometime to join in the fun! You can find the sketch challenge here http://stampinglinkstolove.blogspot.com/2008/09/sctl5-sketch_04.html . I did forget the little circle on the bottom right hand but, I do love this card otherwise! I purchased the fairy stamp from JoAnn's this last weekend.

The second sketch challenge that I did is from Jen's (Pieces of Me) blog. She has weekly challenges and gives away some great prizes so join in! You can find the sketch that I did here http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com/2008/09/little-cs-weekly-challenge-8.html

I have been wanting to make one of them ADORABLE little onsie cards FOREVER! I finally got the chance to make one! You can find the tutorial for this cute card on Lauren's blog here http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/02/05/create-your-own-onesie-card-tutorial-and-important-note-please-read/ . Thanks Lauren for this awesome tutorial!!!

Pink Cat Studio "Christmas Kitty" Release Day!

Today is finally the day to release the NEW "Christmas Kitty" stamp set! If you love this stamp set and would like to purchase it visit this link here http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/ and purchase yours TODAY!

All the design team members have been working REALLY hard to get lots of fun samples using this set on their blogs so don't forget to visit them all...THEY ROCK!

I myself made 3 cards to share with you all here...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Pink Cat Studio Day #2 Sneak Peeks & Good News!

Happy Tuesday! I'm soooo excited today!!! I just got the good news that I won my first EVER blog prize down at Jen's weekly blog challenge here http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com/2008/09/little-cs-weekly-challenge-8.html YIPPIE! She posts a weekly challenge on her blog and gives away GREAT prizes so go on down and enter in the challenges they are lots of fun!

Now for some more Pink Cat Studio "Christmas Kitty" sneak peeks. Tomorrow is the BIG day of the new release so make sure you visit back here for a picture of the new set that will be available to purchase tomorrow.

Oh and don't forget if you entered the Christmas Kitty Contest don't forget to check here on the Pink Cat Studio blog http://pinkcatstudio.blogspot.com/ to see if you are the winner!

Have a GREAT day!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Pink Cat Studio "Christmas Kitty" Sneak Peeks

Today is day 1 for Pink Cat Studio's NEW "Christmas Kitty" Sneak Peeks!!! Melissa has done it once again with her amazing rubber stamp creations! This set is just TOO CUTE to use for all your Christmas cards and projects this Christmas! All of the design team has been busy creating cards so be sure you visit all of their blogs to check out the cards they made using the kitty angel and kitty in the present stamps.

Here are the cards I created for today. I will be back tomorrow with more sneak peeks using different stamps from this set. The Kitty Christmas set will be released on Wed Sept. 10th.


Friday, September 05, 2008

HAPPY Friday!

I'm just loving all the Halloween ideas and cards all over blog land and Split coast Stampers website. Today I was looking in the template section at SCS and found a really cute template for a coffin so I had to print it out and get started! It came out so cute and it's super easy to make. I used the cute little Dracula I bought at Mike's a few weeks ago from the dollar spot...he came in very handy for this project! Here is the link to that template if you would like to make one. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=363180

I've had my little house mouse ghost stamp FOREVER..I don't think I have EVER inked him up and used him...poor little thing. He finally came out of the dust to play today and here is the card I made using him.

Hope you have a HAPPY & WONDERFUL weekend! HUGS!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sketch Day!

I have been so behind on sketches that I wanted to do. I thought today would be the day to sit in my craft room all day today and get to work!

The first sketch is from Jen's (pieces of me) LCWC #7 challenge. You can find the sketch & post here http://expressivelyme.blogspot.com/2008/09/lcwc-7-my-blending-with-copics-tutorial.html

Here is the card I made for Jen's challenge. (YAY! my first Halloween card for the year.) I love Halloween!

The next 3 sketch challenges that I did today were from The Angel Co. message board Here are those sketches and cards.

stamp set used Sweet Skunks

stamp set used Hula Girl

stamp set used Playful Pirates

Had a great day today hope you did too!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sunday's Angel Circle & Projects

WOWZERS this week is FLYING by! I can't believe that tomorrow is already Thursday... actually it will be Thursday in 1 hr and 10 mins YIKES! Weekend here I come again haha! It was really nice to have a nice long weekend.

Sunday was the monthly Angel Company circle here at my house. We had a lot more ladies than usual which was VERY cool and lots of fun.

I had a lady from Grants, New Mexico (about 1 hr and 1/2 away from me) signed up to be an Angel which was very cool! She came to the circle on Sunday so that I can show her a few different things to start her business or should I say her addiction haha! Welcome Pat on becoming an Angel!!! She is such a super sweet lady it was VERY nice meeting her. I made her a little something to welcome her.

I made her a 3x3 box with 4 - 3x3 cards with my favorite set from The Angel Co. called "Just Dream". The paper is also from The Angel Co. and it is called "Hemingway". I really enjoyed using these papers they are beautiful. I took pics before giving it to her to share here. Since I was at it I made 2 diff. boxes with the same of the 4 cards in each box.

(above: this was the box I gave Pat)

(below: the 4 cards that went inside the boxes)

For the hostess gift..she got a free stamp set and on the set I made a tag made also with "Just Dream". As you can tell I just LOVE using this set there is so many ways to use it. (sorry about the blurry picture).

Here are the projects that we did for the workshop. The first is a little bag made with an envelope. I got this WONDERFUL idea from Judy. If you would like to make one here is the tutorial on her blog to learn how to make one of your own http://chicnscratch.typepad.com/chic_n_scratch/2008/02/march-stamp-c-1.html she has LOTS of great tutorials be sure to check all of her blog out. She's VERY talented.

The stamp set that we used to make our envelope cards was called "Treasure It".

The second project we did was made with coasters. It's a little sign to hang up. The stamp set that we used on this was called "butterfly swirls". The words on this project was from the "treasure it" stamp set. I just love this set just haven't used it a lot..which I need to start.