Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Friday!

We've made it to Friday! Thank goodness because this not being able to sleep past 4:30 a.m. is going to catch up with me soon. I fear that I'll need to spend Sunday catching up on sleep. Ok, on to the crafty stuff. One of my girlfriends is having a birthday tomorrow so I put together this card for her.

Her favorite color is purple so color selection was easy.  I stamped the big Whipper Snapper cupcake and colored it with reinkers and an aqua brush. Once it was dry I added some glue and glitter to the frosting. I love how much it looks like sugar crystals. The sentiment and frame are from MFT. Two weeks ago I had to go to Chicago so while I was there I stopped at Hobby Lobby where I found a great background stamp set from Glitz Designs. The numbers on the background are stamped with versamark using one of the stamps from my new set.

For the second card I made a simple bug card with this adorable Chubby Love Bug from Whipper Snapper. I colored him with Copics and paired him up with some My Mind's Eye and K&Company papers. I also used a white gel pen to add some freckles to his checks.

If you want to see the images larger, just click on them. Thanks for stopping. I hope you have a great week. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Batty for You

I made a couple of valentine's this morning when I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep. Instead of using traditional valentine images like hearts I pulled out a halloween set and a baby set. I printed some sentiments on my computer and then got to work putting these together.

 For this first card I used the Spooky Expressions set by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper. I used a .05 copic multiliner to add the lines to the sentiment just to help give it some definition. The hearts on the bottom of the card were stamped and cut out then covered in mono multi glue and glitter. The heart stamp is from the Winter Schminter set.  The papers are from an older K&Company pad.

Next is the little boat from the set Bundle of Joy (another Anna Wight set for Whipper Snapper). Same idea as the last card but a much simpler version. I colored the boat with copics and then paper pieced the sails using some Cosmo Cricket paper.

Thank you so much for stopping. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bulldog Birthday

I'm really having fun inking up some of my neglected Whipper Snapper stamps. For today's card I inked up the bulldog, gave him a birthday hat and a bowl with a really large bone. The hat, bowl and large bone are from the Anna Wight cling set Good Dog and the sentiment is from the set 29 Again!.
I colored the images with Copics. For fun I added some rhinestones to the bulldogs collar and a pom pom to the top of the party hat. Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Better now

So last Wednesday I woke up with a sore throat and it all went downhill from there. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were spent napping on the sofa. Sunday I was feeling like a person again and was able to get out and run some errands. I still have a lingering cough but otherwise I'm feeling really good again. Yeah. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I didn't forget about my blog, just didn't have anything crafty to blog about.

Today though I have a couple of cards to share that I made with Whipper Snapper stamps. The first is a smaller square card (4.25) with a felt heart and a cute little doggie with a glittered heart. The sentiment is from the Winter Schminter set by Anna Wight. 

For the second card I pulled out some October Afternoon papers and some sheet music and sewed up a little background for a 5 1/2 inch square card. Then I stamped this guitar playin' chicken and colored him with copics. For the finishing touch I added a paper rose and some leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chocolate Hugs

Today's card is for my Daughter. I was planning to make some Valentines when she called to tell me about a bad day she was having so I made this as a little pick me up for her. The card will be accompanied by a box of chocolates. Hopefully it will bring a smile to her face.

I used Life Stories papers from My Mind's Eye and Kim Hughes Hugs and Kisses set from Cornish Heritage Farms. I added some glitter to the hearts and chocolate bon bon for fun. The chocolate is also mounted with pop dots for some added dimension. The finishing touch is a twine bow from Papertrey.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're all have a wonderful Wednesday! Happy Stamping.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hambo Birthday Card

Yesterday was my brother's birthday and these digi images from Hambo were perfect for his card!

Front of card
Inside of the card
Sorry the photos aren't the best. I took them with my phone on the way out the door to the birthday dinner. Hambo stamps is starting a new Hambo Hoedown Challenge and when you participate, you can get a free digi.  Click on the Hambo Hoedown blog button to the left for more info! 

I hope you're all having a wonderful day. Happy Stamping!

Images: Hambo Stamps Balloon Penguin digi and Ice Hole Set digi

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Birdie Birthday

I have another masculine birthday card for you today. I just love the bird stamp set from Martha Stewart. I added a little coloring with Prismacolors after stamping the image with brown ink on kraft cardstock.

 The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday Card

How about a birthday card for a chef. I've always loved this Cornish Heritage Farms set by Kim Hughes so I inked it up. I even added some cake slices to the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Tuesday!

I had a request for a couple of baby cards so I sat down this morning and put together these two little girly baby cards. I love this elephant stamp. I stamped it in pink and then outlined it with a Martha Stewart glue pen and covered it in glitter.

I might have to put together some more of these to have on hand. I hope you're having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping and Happy Stamping.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year!

Ok, it's a week into the new year and it's time to get back to blogging. I've missed all my blogging friends so I'm going to try and start posting on a semi-regular basis again. I hope you'll join me.

Today I'd like to share a little card I made using an adorable Pure Innocence image, some retired SU papers and the fabulous rose die from MFT. I really think that die is a must have. Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're new year is off to a great start! Happy Stamping.

p.s. If you're interested, I've been stocking my etsy shop. You can find the link to my shop on the right.