Double Take Thursdays & Exciting News!

Morning Everyone,

I challenged Beth this week to use only Black and White on a card. There were a couple of reasons I challenged Beth to Black and White. I needed to issue a challenge, and I was asked by Suzanne of
Quietfire Design to be a Guest Designer for the month of February! I was so excited and honoured to be asked! Quietfire has a weekly challenge and this week it's to use B & W on your art. So this card is for Double Take Thursdays, as well as the Created Byhand Challenge! Please be sure to check out Beth's Blog, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, to see her beautiful creation for this week!

I have to say I just LOVE the stamps from Quietfire Design. This card uses the flourish and sentiment from there. The calligraphy stamps are incredibly beautiful, as well as all the others! Ahhh....I am in heaven using these stamps!! Thank you so much Suzanne for this wonderful opportunity!!

I will be back later to post some more cards!! Have to get busy creating!!
Have a wonderful day everyone!


My Valentine

Today I made myself do something I haven't done for a long time now. Make a card using a photostamp. I really do love the vintage look of the photostamps, but I was feeling a bit in a rut lately, and was scared to even attempt it! I have been making alot of cuter and happy feeling cards, and not so many of the darker collagey type cards, must really just be my mood lately! I just want something that makes me smile. Anyway, once I started making this card, I had a blast. The main image is from Stampsmith, and all other stamps are from Basic Grey, Swirlies, and Sweet Sentiments (clear stamps), and they are available at Embellish-It. The background paper is Cosmo Cricket. I am going to upload an extra photo, so you can see the detail of the card. The my love stamp from Basic Grey fit perfectly into the center of the ribbon charm! I can't believe I actually took these pictures, they aren't bad? lol...My camera and I really are becoming friends.
Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful evening!

Sole Sisters

Hi there!

I just got these stamps from Stamping Bella, and had to ink them up! The shoes are embossed with black on Basic Grey two scoops paper, then coloured in with Copic markers. After I coloured in the hearts, I used a clear glaze pen so the hearts would stand out a bit more. It's a chick card for YES, it's pink! lol...but it's also yellow, a colour I NEVER use! So it was a challenge for me. The Basic Grey papers are available at Embellish-It.

Thanks for stopping by!


Double-Take Thursdays are back!

Afternoon everyone!

Beth and I decided to resume our Double-Take Thursdays! Beth challenged me to use a Bella stamp on this card. I have so many of them, and they rarely see ink, so I was so excited about this challenge! For my card I decided to use one of the newer Bella's called Saavyshoppingbella. I stamped and embossed her, then coloured her in with copics. I used my Creative Memories Oval Cutter to do the ovals, and added some spica glitter in a few places, but it didn't show up well in my picture. I also cut a slit in a couple of the bags and put ribbon in, so it would look like tissue. The saying is from TAC. Patterned paper is from Basic Grey, Two Scoops. The base card was stamped with versamark and one of the new sets of Basic Grey Two Scoops stamps! The Two Scoops products are available at Embellish-It, thanks Barb!!!

Thank you again Beth for the wonderful challenge! You can check Beth's blog for her challenge card!

Did you notice that there is no PINK or PURPLE on this card?? lol
Have a great day!
PS....I also used this card in a contest posted at Tracy's Happy Place, check it out, some awesome blog candy over at Tracy's Blog!


Blog Bling Winner

Oh my, I sure wish I had blog bling to send to everyone. Some of your "gifts" made me cry. Christmas really is a special time of year isn't it? Last night instead of using a random # generator, I wrote out everyones names, and thru them in a bucket and had hubby draw one name. I was going to take a pic, but he said NO WAY!! lol..He doesn't want his pic online! I said COME ON, just your hands? But still no go! lol...Anyway, the name he picked is:

Kraftin' Kimmmie!

Congratulations Kimmie! Please email me your snail mail address so I can get this Bling out to you! The email button is on the right hand side of my blog.

I will have another Blog Bling contest soon! Thank you everyone for playing and for the very touching comments you all made.



Baby, it's cold outside!

Well, actually it's nice and rather warm here for this time of year! We had a nasty thunderstorm last night, in January? Strange for Halifax! Oh well, it is what it is! lol...I saw this set at the local SS and had to have it! It is made by Serendipity Stamps. It came mounted on cling and was a great deal as well! I am loving the penguins...

I made this card for a theme called Baby it's cold outside at Embellish-It. If you haven't been there before, please go check out the forums and gallery! OMGosh, some of the most talented ladies are posting their GORGEOUS work over there....and the shopping is great too! LOL

The image was coloured in with copic and prismacolour markers, and embossed with black. I used my coppernob imp score board to do the dry embossing around the edges, what fun that was! And a center ruler to place the brads...gotta love that tool! lol Oh, almost forgot, used the Cuttlebug and die for the snowflakes!

Have a great day everyone!

Impression Obsession Flourish Heart

I can't seem to get enough of Impression Obsession stamps! They are just so delicate and beautiful! This is a flourish heart that came out last year and Leigh Hannan is the designer. If you haven't checked IO out lately, you really should! They have some gorgeous stamps, and their new releases are truly going to make me BROKE! lol

Here are a couple cards that I made yesterday using the flourish heart. Pretty basic cards, just stamped, embossed, layered and added embellishments. Not sure yet about the blue card, the ribbon seems kinda big, but I didn't have anything that came close to matching, so it's staying like that now! lol

Thanks for stopping by!


I'm Back & Blog Bling

Sorry, Blog Bling contest is now closed! Thank you to everyone who particpated!
Morning Everyone!

It sure is nice to be back home again! We actually got home last Thursday, but I got some kind of infection in my left eye, that spread into the nerves on the left side of my face, and I wasn't able to do much of anything. I have been going to the hospital every day for iv antibiotics and the swelling has gone down considerably, and I am starting to feel better, so I am hoping to do some stamping! I don't go back to work now til Monday so I have a few days to play!

We had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you all did as well. Happy New Year to everyone!! My husband spoiled me as usual, and he gave me an iPod Nano, and a portable light studio for taking pictures of my cards! He gave me a bunch of other things as well, but those 2 are my favorites!

Did you get something really special for Christmas? Tell me about it! If you leave a comment on this post, telling me about your favorite Christmas gift this year, I will do a draw on Sunday night (Jan. 13th) and send out some Blog Bling to one lucky person! Here is what the winner will receive in the mail from me:

1 - Basic Grey Acrylic Stamp Set - Santa Baby
1 - Hero Arts Acrylic Stamp Set - Letter C ( Big Letter C, create, swirls, flower..etc.)
1 - Package of Karen Foster Wood Signs - Santa
2 - Packages of Hero Arts Gemstones - Snowflakes
1 - Sentiment Box for you to do from Melissa Francis - Love Potion
1 - Package of Metal Index Tabs from Making Memories

Good Luck everyone, and it's great to be back!!!

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