Sunday, October 31, 2010

Case a DT member....really late!

A couple of weeks ago, I made this card for the Monday challenge at Totally Stampalicous, but I never got it uploaded. Things got so crazy around here....couldn't believe it!! Anyway, the challenge was to case one of our DT members and I decided to case this card from Pat aka Kokirose. I used Bubble Bath Scarlette and Linen Closet papers from DCWV. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Angel Bear

Where does the time go? I had this post hanging in cyberspace for over a week!!! I never even got my TS challenge card posted last week and now it's time for another one!! Things have been sooooo crazy here. Adult children moving, switching out major appliances, planning trips out of state, being voted Rookie Teacher of the Year at my school....sheesh!!! I hardly know which end is up. I am so far behind on my stamping commitments!! I'll go ahead and get this one posted and then maybe I'll get last week's challenge card posted later this week. I know there is no hope of getting one done for this week's challenge before the next one arrives! 
Here's another card made with one of the new sets of stamps from Totally Stampalicous featuring their Bugaboo line. I stamped the bear on kraft card stock and colored him with Copic markers and white Smooch paint. Yes, I finally bought another Momento ink pad, so I was able to color with my Copics again!! I've missed them!!
The papers are from Bo Bunny and are actually the scraps from the card I made a week ago that was inspired by the shirt of one of my students. The flower is made from punched card stock and shaped while wet. You can't see the shimmer that is one this flower. I sprayed it with pearl glimmer mist.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Summery Magnolia in October

I stamped up this cute Magnolia image that I've had for quite some time to go with my newly acquired Magnolia butterfly die. I doubled the layers to get a butterfly with both pink and purple on it. Lots of pink, purple, and bling on this card! Papers are SU! Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Snowflake Challenge

Hi all!
After a glorious weekend of chamber of commerce weather, it almost seems a shame to think about the upcoming cold that will soon be upon us. Today's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is make a card with at least three snowflakes on it. Here is my sample for the challenge. i used Let it Snow Stella from the newly released stamp sets from Totally Stampalicious' Bugaboo line. I love the sentiments that go with this set because they pretty much sum up my feelings about snow. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty stuff....on the news, on a calendar, on a Christmas card...but I moved to Florida at the tender age of 18 because I knew I didn't want to deal with the dreaded white stuff! I have never put the Let it Snow sentiment on a card before, because I really don't want it to. But this set allows for the exception because on the inside I was able to add...."somewhere else!"
The big fuzzy snowflake in the background is a dollar store find. There were six of these babies on the card and I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The little ones on the front were punched from a shimmery brown paper with a Martha Stewart punch. The papers are some SU! dsp from years ago called Wintergreen. I loved this paper so much, I hoarded it and used very little of it. I uncovered it in my stash of Christmas papers when I dug them out of the closet this weekend. I think I'll be using them again before the season is over!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

On Blitzen!

Another card using one of the newly released Totally Stampalicious images from their Bugaboo line. This time I used the second image from the Christmas JJ set. After I had almost completed coloring the image I realized that her dress is a reindeer costume, so my colors are exactly accurate for a reindeer....oops! Added lots of sparkle to go with the sparkle on these papers from SEI from last year's Christmas line. Still love 'em and have tons of them. The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The fibers are from the same SEI line.
Looks like it's going to be a great Sunday. Kyli is here and the weather is beautiful. On top of that, DH ordered BBQ ribs and chicken from one of the local kids' sports leagues, so I won't have to cook this evening! Yeah!!! Happy Sunday to all!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Naughty Stella

What a wonderful weekend this is shaping up to be!!! Got to play with the girls at Priceless last night, going to get that sweet little granddaughter in just a little bit, and I didn't bring home one piece of work that had to be done for school!! I can just relax and do what Lynnor wants to do for the first time since school started back!
Here is a card I made last night using some of my new toys and some stuff that has been in my stash for a really long time. The image is from the newly released stamp sets from Totally Stampalicious' Bugaboo line. This image is called Naughty Stella.....hehehehehe!! The other new stuff is the Nestabilities die I added to my collection last night. I punched all of the holes going around the border by hand, so they are not all perfectly aligned...but that's what makes it a handmade card...right?
I packed up all my papers from Christmas past and used some of them on this card. The pink snowflake paper has the prettiest shimmer to it and I love the big glittery snowflakes on the bg paper that is by Reminisce. Swapped a couple of Dollar Tree snowflakes I had picked up the other day for the pink double-sided ribbon and my card was done! Oh yeah....added stickles too to go with all the glitter on the snowflakes!
Well, off to get my sweet girl. I think we'll stop at the park and play a little before I bring her back to the house!! Another gorgeous day, so I think we should enjoy the fabulous weather before the cold stuff gets here!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Release Blog Hop

Ho Ho Ho!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Welcome to the next stop of the Christmas in October Stampalicious Blog Hop!!

We've got PRESENTS GALORE to give away to some of our lucky Blog Hoppers so be sure to post comments all long the way for your chance to WIN!!!
Here's what you might find under the Stampalicious Tree:
3 - $5 Gift Certificates 1- $10 Gift Certificate 1 - Gift of ALL FOUR NEW SETS!

We're celebrating Christmas just a little early with the

Once again, you'll find us on the Humorous Side of the Holidays, so hang on to your funny bone and head on over to
Totally Stampalicious
to see the latest and greatest from the Bugaboo Line!

Don't forget, if you're interested in the Digi Images of these characters, you can find them all over at
Bugaboo Digi Stamps by Jodie Mackrell!

I've been having lots of fun with some of the new sets and have three samples to show you today.
The first one is a card I made using the JJ Holly image and one of my favorite layouts using punched squares and lots of sparkly details.

I colored my JJ image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The sparkly papers are by Reminisce.
My second card uses Naughty Stella. I love how cute Stella looks in Santa's sleigh and her sassy sentiments are so funny!
My last project is an ornament I made using Santa Called Stella and a die cut ornament from Close to My Heart. These new sets just have so many possibilities!

Now it's time to hop on over to Cindy's Blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always hop back to the Totally Stampalicous blog and get back on track.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thankful Challenge

The challenge for the week at Totally Stampalicious is to make a project or card with the Thankful theme. Well, I have to admit that the theme is a stretch for this project, but it was the first thing that popped into my head, so I went with it. I immediately thought of this cute Shopping Cart Stella image from TS when I saw these 5 x 7 inch photo sleeves to go on the fridge. I thought it would make a great place to jot down those things you need to pick up from the store. While I hate grocery shopping, I am so thankful that my hubby and I have the means to purchase our own groceries and provide our own transportation to the places we need to go. So many people don't have these options.
The colors for my project were inspired by the shirt that was worn by one of my students on Friday. I just loved it and he was so tickled that I wanted to take a pic of it to use as a color guide for my stamping that night. I used BoBunny papers to match up the colors that you can see in my student's shirt below:

The blue-ish green in his shirt is a little brighter than those in the papers, but it works for me. Nestabilities and an EK Success punch provided the shapes for the project. The clear sleeve works perfectly with a dry erase marker that is kept handy with a couple of Velcro dots.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Another Halloween card

I made this a few weeks ago and never uploaded it. I had gotten some new toys at Priceless and decided to play right away....I love this purple tulle!!! The image is from Great Impressions and has very little coloring on it, so it made up very quickly. I'm pretty sure the papers are by Echo Park. I used a Coluzzle to cut a small frame around the image, stopping when I got to parts of the image. Then I went back and fussy cut around the parts of the image that went over the frame. Nothing too fancy here, but it was fun to make. The sentiment I put on the inside says "If the broom fits, fly it!" and is also from Great Impressions.