Monday, April 28, 2008

Hot Dog!

Okay . . .I don't eat hot dogs very often, and if I do, it has to be a Vienna dog. If Vienna isn't available, it has to be Kosher . . . yep . . . I'm picky that way.

Anyway, on to the card. . . .another darling Bee from Stampendous:

What I used:

BBQ Bee from Stampendous
Sentiment from Hero Arts
Suede Brown Dark cardstock from Prism
Patterned cardstock from Sassafraslass
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Stonewashed Adirondack ink (lightly sponged the background to get rid of the start white)
Super Jumbo Scalloped Rectangle Punch
Stardust Pen (on his antennae)
Chocolate Brown Ric Rac and Mini Ric Rac
Prismacolor pencils: Sunburst Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Terra Cotta, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Poppy Red, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red, Limepeel, Kelp Green, Sky Blue, Blush Pink, Light Peach, and White
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thanks a Latte

I love this stamp from Impression Obsession . . . simple, yet swirly.
What I used:

Turquoise Gem VersaMagic ink
PrismaColor Pencils
Woven Cardstock
Frosted Teal Cardstock by Prism
Patterned paper by Graphic 45

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Melon Thanks

Yep . . .still have my colored pencils on the table. Here's a card using one of the new Bee stamps by Stampendous:
What I used:
Watermelon Bee by Stampendous
Cutie Watermelon clear set by Stampendous
Prismacolor Pencils: Sunburst Yellow, Terra Cotta, Blush Pink, Light Peach, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Sky Blue, Carmine Red, Pale Vermillion, Limepeel, Kelp Green, and White
Watermelon Adirondack Ink
Onyx Black VersaFine Ink
Blush Red Medium and Intense Kiwi Cardstock by Prism
Mega Circle Punch
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
Ribbon from my stash
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Coffee & Croissant

Just a quick and easy card . . .

What I used:

Coffee & Croissant stamp and Coffee Menu stamp by Inkadinkado
Coffee Bean Brilliance Ink
Wheat VersaMagic Ink
Cream & Blush Red Cardstock

Super fast . . .randomly stamp background with Wheat ink . . . overstamp Coffee & Croissant with Coffee Bean ink . . . edge cream cardstock with Coffee Bean ink . . . mount to card . . . all done!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Happens Every Year

Yep . . .every year, Terry Medaris comes out from Arizona to teach his colored pencil classes. . . and for at least a month after, all I want to do is color.

I use my pencils quite often . . . I just don't usually spend lots of time blending and shading and blending some more . . . but I have been over the last week or so. . .

See? Here's a card:
What I used:

Beehive stamp from Impression Obsession
PrismaColor Pencils - Sunburst Yellow, Terra Cotta, Yellow Ochre, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Limepeel, Kelp Green, Tuscan Red, White, and Dark Purple
Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink
Candleglow Medium and Classic Purple Cardstock by Prism
Gold Swirl Ribbon

After coloring the image, I used the Stardust pen to add some sparkle to the bee's wings and the . . . um . . . dots (?) on the beehive. I then applied a thin layer of Crystal Lacquer on the dots (?) for a bit of dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sparkle Clear Coffee . . .

and more!

Yep . . .the NEW Hero Arts stuff has arrived! Soooooo cute! Click here to see all of them.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Make a Wish - ETA

It's that time again! Time for new projects at the Creation Station. Here's one of the three projects that was available for creation last month:

What I used:

Stamps: Dandie Trio by Stampendous; 'Make a Wish' by Memory Box

Cardstock: Birchtone Medium and Island Mist Medium by Prism

Patterned Paper by Memory Box

Inks: VersaMark, Oasis Green VersaMagic, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. The picture didn't pick up the Iridescent EP that was added to the fluffy part of the Dandelions. I used the VersaMarker to get the EP right where I wanted it.

The new projects will be available 04/16/08 - 05/15/08.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Hey There Cupcake!

Woo hoo!

More new Stampendous stamps have arrived . . . including the EVER so cute "Hey There Cupcake" set! And yes, . . . more Changito Pool Guy, Changito Play Ball, and Changito Tire Swing are on the way. . .my goodness! That first batch went fast!

AND . . .the White Pen from Ranger is now available! YIPPEE!!

AND . . . there's some fantastic Cupcake sentiment stamps and fairies and flying hippos from Eat Cake Graphics just added to the site.

Click here to see all that's new!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Little Stamping

I feel like I cheated a little bit with this card . . .the only thing that I stamped is the sentiment (which is from the Birthday Cupcake set by Inkadinkado and I wanted it on two lines, so I cut it apart).
Cardstock is Hey You, Copacetic, and Bee's Knees by Graphic 45. I love this paper!

ps: nope, didn't come up with this layout, either. Totally CASE'd.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Changito & Bees!

OH my! They're here! They're here! The new Bees and Changito stamps from Stampendous have arrived!
Click here to see all of them!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Blue Bird

See? Told ya I'm stuck on cupcakes and birds. . . .here's a bird card:
Bird and Cherry Blossom stamp from Impression Obsession
Iced Teal Cardstock from Prism

Super easy: Randomly stamp Cherry Blossom on Iced Teal card using Aqua ink. Stamp bird on white scrap using Aqua ink and cut out. Adhere ribbon to card and then adhere bird using foam tape. Ta-da! All done!

ps: can't take credit for the design of this one . . .I CASE'd it.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Three Cupcakes

I'm stuck on cupcakes and birds. Bear with me as I work through this phase. :D

Here's another quick and easy card:

Stamps from the Birthday Cupcake set by Inkadinkado
Satin Red Versafine ink
Classic Red and Frosted Pink cardstock by Prism

Super easy: randomly stamp cupcake on red cardstock and adhere to white card. stamp three cupcakes on pink cardstock, punch out and adhere to card. add ribbon. all done!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Play with Paints

I love my new brushes . . .I love my paints . . .I've been "plainting!" (Plainting = playing + painting).

Here are the first few "justapplypaintstothepagesandseewhathappensbecausethatishowthisjourneyisgoingtohappen" pages.
I've had a few mishaps. . . I hate to say "mistakes" because I keep hearing over and over again that there are no rules in art. . . but, mishaps indeed!
One of those pages actually resembled something similar to a poopy diaper . . .alas, I jumped over to the Land of Lost Luggage and the remedy was there!

Thank you Julie for your inspiration, tutorials, tips, and encouragement!

Monday, April 07, 2008

La Cage au Folles

Here's a quick and easy card:

What I used:

La Cage au Folles Stamp by Inkadinkado

Eggplant VersaMagic ink

Wizard Dark, Cream Puff and Husk Cardstock by Prism

Peytan Cardstock by Dream Street

I stamped the birdcage onto Cream Puff cardstock and edged it lightly with the Eggplant ink. Then I mounted it onto a Wizard Dark Panel, distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser. Adhered it to the Peytan panel, edged it with Eggplant ink and mounted that onto a Husk Card.

Ta-da! All done!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Cruisin' Grand Begins

Here in Escondido, we have Cruisin' Grand nights every Friday beginning in April all the way through September.

I was soooooo excited when I found Puttin' on the Ritz rubber stamps! They have a bunch of classic car stamps. Soooooo . . .I ordered a few and made up some samples (fine, I admit it . . . I was finishing them up last night) for my window.

Here are two that are done . . .I still have bits and pieces of a few more and will post those when I'm done.
Debbie made a few cool cards using the Woody stamp. You can see them right here. Her colored pencil work is amazing.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Oh my!

FINALLY! I got the big tins back in stock! Woo hoo!
Click here to get 'em!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

i will not order paper . . .

Okay . . .so, for those of you have been to the retail store know just how small this place is . . . so when it comes to ordering 12x12 paper, I usually say to myself over and over "I will not order paper . . . I will not order paper . . . "


I ordered paper. And it is beautiful!

So between the new stuff from Dream Street and this new stuff from Graphic 45 . . .well, let's just say that the wall is quickly filling up with paper . . .but I just couldn't resist! Look how fun this is:
And . . . Stampendous just released more bees and Changito stamps . . .look how cute these guys are!

And . . .Hero Arts has just released new Sparkle Clear sets . . .and the gemstones are smooth. See? How cute is this??
The paper is here . . .and I'll post again when the stamps arrive . . . and I promise I'll be posting some projects tonight or tomorrow . . .