Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'll be Thinking of You

Hi all, and happy Saturday!
Just a short post today. I will be leaving early tomorrow morning for our Cruise vacation, so I will not be posting for about 2 weeks~ but don't forget about me!!
I don't know how I will survive without my obsession, I think I'll stamp some images to bring along to color and cut out~ I CAN'T go cold turkey!!
I'll be thinking of you all in the warm Caribbean sun :), and look forward to checking out all of your wonderful creations when I get home!!
Have a great couple of weeks, and KEEP SMILING A LOT!! :)
Hugs and smiles~

Monday, March 2, 2009

Life is Good!

Happy Monday!
Well, I got my snow day!! Right now the kids are fighting and I wish they were in school!! I can't believe I actually got two cards done.
The first is Saturday's Cupcake Challenge at Taylored Expressions. I used my Sarah Kay's Picnic of Daisies stamp and water colored her onto water color paper using my ink pads and a water brush (and a couple of markers). I got a little 'button happy' here!

My next card is from this week's sketch at Our Creative Corner.
My dear friend and stamping buddy, Pam got the Top Note die, so I made a bunch of them in different colors of card stock. I stamped the tree from Thoughts and Prayers onto a Sahara Sand Top Note using markers. The sentiment is from Make it Count, it's stamped on Sahara Sand cs in choc. chip ink, then punched out with an oval punch. The smaller part of the sentiment is stamped in Certainly Celery ink on very vanilla cs, then punched out with a small circle punch and popped up with dimensionals. The rest is pretty self explanatory.
Before I go I wanted to mention that Deena is celebrating her birthday today and she's having a party, check out what else she's been celebrating- she might even have some goodies to give away- go check it out!!
That's it for now, thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to smile a lot today! :

Hugs and Smiles~

Daisies for You
Stamps: Picnics of Daisies (Sarah Kay), One of a Kind (SU)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Green Tea dp, water color paper
Ink: black archival, baja breeze, brilliant blue, barely banana, close to cocoa, choc. chip, certainly celery
Extras: markers, water brush, blender pen, buttons, lacy scallop punch (MS), cuttlebug embossing folder

Life is Good
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Make it Count (SU)
Paper: choc. chip, very vanilla, so saffron, green tea dp, Sahara sand
Ink: choc. chip, certainly celery
Extras: oval punch, butterfly punch (MS), button, half pearl stickers, lacy scallop punch, top note die, markers

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Rose For You

Happy Sunday!!
We are awaiting what could be the biggest snow storm of the season here in Connecticut~ that means..... SNOW DAY TOMORROW!! Working in the school system I feel like a kid again when snow is coming, I LOVE SNOW DAYS!! In for the day, playing games with the fam, stamping, reading~ anything we want! It's not a 'Have to' day. On top of that, we are leaving next Sunday for a two week vacation. We're driving down to Florida, then shoving off on a ten day cruise to the Caribbean! I can't wait!!
Anyway, today's Featured Stamper at SCS is Kelly H. WOWZA! What a beautiful gallery! Browsing through some gorgeous creations, I finally chose this card to case. I loved the colors and layout a lot, but you have to change at least two things to case someone, so I changed the stamp set, dp and moved the elements a little. I also added buttons and a sentiment.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, One of a Kind (both SU)
Paper: very vanilla, basic grey, K&Co dp
Ink: black archival, soft sky, bashful blue, mellow moss
Extras: Oval cutter (Fiskars), ribbon, buttons, lacey scallop punch (MS), dimensionals, Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by, and keep smiling a lot! :)
Hugs and Smiles~