Sunday, June 29, 2008

And the Winner is . . .

The Random Number Generator chose . . .Nettie!

"Wow I am hope I am the lucky one and my guess is correct because it is one beautiful stamp!Inkadinkado."

Congratulations Nettie! You may choose any one Inkadinkado Rubber Stamp from the website valued up to $10.00!

Please email me with your choice and address and I'll send it right out to you!

Thanks to everyone for playing along!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thanks a "Lemon!"

I know . . . the title is kinda cheesy . . .but "thanks a melon" works with watermelon stamps, and when my son was little he would pronounce watermelon as "water-lemon" . . .so, "thanks a lemon" works for this, right?

Super quick and easy card . . . stamp the Lemon Slice (Impression Obsession) using Cantaloupe Memento ink onto yellow cardstock. Stamp sentiment (Hero Arts) using Onyx Black VersaFine onto white cardstock, cut to resemble a . . . banner? . . .adhere to card.

Ta-da! All done!

Friday, June 27, 2008

You're A Hit

Here are the rest of the samples that Memory Box sent . . .

Baseball Penguin (um . . .see that baseball? it's actually cut out! hat's off to whoever had that job!)
Curler Penguin (nothing better than a cup o' coffee and a cozy robe in the morning!)
and finally, Umbrella Penguin (who happens to be one of my very favorites!)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Feel Better Soon

Along with all the Penguin Stamps, I also received a sample board of handmade cards from Memory Box . . . here's one of the cards featuring Healing Penguin:

and here's Aviator Penguin:

And here's Champion Penguin:

They are three more samples that I'll be posting tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

If only . . . .

**ETA** - sheesh . . .the first picture was really bad . . . ***sigh*** photography just isn't my forte . . . this one shows the detail a little bit better without all the glare.

. . . . Chocolate Truffles really did grow on trees. . .

What I used:

Truffle Tree stamp by Impression Obsession
Rich Cocoa, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves and Summer Sky Memento inks
Brilliant White, Suede Brown Light and Suede Brown Medium cardstock by Prism
Aesthetic cardstock by Dream Street Papers
Prismacolor pencils: Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, Blush Pink, Pink, Hot Pink, and White
Clear Glaze Pen

Thanks for visiting!


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One Last Sneak Peek

Here's the Christmas/Winter stamp that I was telling you about. Isn't he cute?

I think now would be the perfect time to play a game. Ready? Here we go:

Can you guess the manufacturer of these new stamps?

Post a comment here on the blog with your answer by Saturday, June 28, 2008. On Sunday, all the correct responses will be put into a hat and one winner will be chosen at random.

The prize: Any one stamp of your choice from this manufacturer valued up to $10.00!

the fine print: answers must be posted as a comment here on the blog. one entry per person please. winner will be announced Sunday, June 29th, 2008.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Get Your Penguins Here! - ETA

They're here! They're here! The Penguins are here! If you pre-ordered them, they are on the way to you!

Oh my goodness! Memory Box has just released lots of new Penguin stamps and they are sooooooooo stinkin' cute!

Just look look look at the Curler Penguin!

AND there's a sentiment stamp that reads, "I don't do mornings" to go with her. Of course, the new "Thanks a latte" sentiment stamp would work well, too.

Wanna see the rest of them? Click here*! They are sure to make you smile!

But wait! There's more . . . . Memory Box is giving back! Here's a little blurb copied and pasted from Dave's Blog:

"... a portion of sales from these [new Penguin] stamps will go to an environmental cause. We are commited to using environmentally sound paper and printing practices - and want to support similar organizations in a way that benefits all of us. We will be donating to a group called Conservation International - an organization dedicated to education and positive environmental initiatives"

*please note the stamps are available for ordering now, but won't be shipped until on or about Thursday, June 26th.*

Yet Another Sneak Peek

Okey dokey . . . . here's another peek. . . . tomorrow, I'll be posting one for Christmas/Winter (**gasp!**).

Monday, June 23, 2008

Birthday Wishes

Here's one of the projects from last month's Creation Station:

Distress Inks, Adirondack Inks, Ultra Thick EP, gemstones, stamps by Penny Black and Hero Arts were used . . . and of course, my favorite cardstock: Prism.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Another Sneak Peek

Saturday, June 21, 2008

102 Degrees

Oh yeah . . .it was hot, hot, hot yesterday! And . . .we are now officially into summer . . . which is why I really debated on whether or not I should write this post because it's about some new stamps . . . for Halloween.

What?! Halloween?!?! Already??


But wait! These images are soooooo stinkin' cool, I finally decided that I just had to give you a sneak peek . . . ready?

Here ya go:

You like? Just wait till you see the rest . . .

Check back soon . . . I'll be posting more sneak peeks over the next few days.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Floral Fun

Here's a quick and easy card:
What I used:

Floral Fun clear stamp set by My Sentiments Exactly
Tiny Dot background from Stamper's Anonymous Tiny Textures set
Angel Pink Memento ink
Onyx Black VersaFine ink
Brilliant White, Black, and Baby Pink Light Cardstock by Prism
Ribbon from my stash

See? Super quick and easy . . . .stamp background, stamp flowers, adhere to black stock, adhere to card . . .add ribbon . . Viola! All done.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

New DesignBlocks!

Yahoo! New stamps from Hero Arts have arrived! New DesignBlocks . . .new rubber stamps . . . new clear sets . . . OH my!

Click here to see them all.

Btw . . .did you know that Hero Arts is a "Green" company? Yep . . .they use a 68kW solar panel array to power their operations, all of their stamps are handmade in the USA, and they use recycled materials and packing supplies with post-consumer waste.

Another reason to love this company!

Hooray for the Red, White & Blue

Here we have a gatefold card to celebrate the 4th of July:

What I used:

Firecracker stamp from American Art Stamp
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Woven, Blush Red Dark, and Nautical Blue Dark cardstock from Prism
Patterned Paper (Rockstar - Ballad) from Daisy Bucket
Inkssentials White Pen
Stardust Pen
Crafter's Companion Scoreboard (to create the Gatefold card . . .soooooo easy! No measuring required!)
PrismaColor pencils: Crimson Lake, Copenhagen Blue, Peach, Beige, Sienna Brown, and Gingeroot

Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sit Back & Relax . . .

Oooooh goodie! NEW images from Lockhart have arrived! Just check out the beach chair!
Makes me want to go on vacation . . . .

Click here to see the rest of the new images.

This time . . .

. . . a Seahorse! Ta-da! Another new ocean critter stamp.
What I used:
Ocean Seahorse stamp from Impression Obsession
Seaweed stamp from the Angelfish clear set by IO
Brilliant White, Suede Brown Dark, and Frosted Teal cardstock by Prism
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Aqua Adirondack ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Prismacolor Pencils: Sienna Brown, Burnt Ochre, Goldenrod, Tuscan Red, Limepeel, Marine Green, Kelp Green, and White
Clear Glaze Pen
Clear Gemstones by Hero Arts
Giga Scalloped Circle Punch
Circle Cutter
Chocolate Brown Ric Rac
Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Lucky 13!

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Ocean Critter

Ahem . . . told ya I like the ocean themed stamps from Impression Obsession. And this one . . .well, I'm quite fond of it because both my hubby and I are Cancerians. (I know, I know . . . Cancers technically aren't supposed to be compatible at all, but for whatever reason we are and I am blessed to have such a wonderful hubby.)

On to the card:

What I used:

Ocean Crab from Impression Obsession
Wavy Border from Impression Obsession (By the Seaside clear set)
Onyx Black VersaFine ink
Summer Sky Memento ink
Brilliant White, Classic Red and Nautical Blue Light Cardstock by Prism
PrismaColor Colored Pencils: Tuscan Red, Scarlet Lake, Poppy Red, Spanish Orange, Non-Photo Blue, Blue Lake, and White
No special "How to" . . . just stamp and color . .. and embellish the "bubbles" with Liquid Pearls.
Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Shimmery Starfish

I gotta tell ya . . . I'm really liking the new stamps from Impression Obsession. Especially the ocean themed images. See? Here's a card using the new Ocean Starfish:

What I used:
Brilliant White, Blush Red Medium and Dark, Nautical Blue Light cardstock by Prism
Clear Glaze Pen
Giga Circle Punch
Meshy ribbon stuff is by May Arts
How to:
Stamp Ocean Starfish using VersaMark on White Cardstock
Apply Coral chalk to starfish and light blue chalk to frame (I used a pouncing motion so the image wouldn't smear since the ink was still wet. Once the ink was dry, I used the pom pom that comes with the chalk set to wipe off excess chalk)
On the card, I randomly stamped the frame from the By the Seaside Clear set using VersaMark ink.
I applied the Clear Glaze Pen to the "bubbles" on the card and the frame around the Starfish for a little bit of dimension.
Super quick and easy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

You Take the {cup}Cake! *ETA*

*Edited to list the PrismaColor pencils I used*

Woo hoo! New images from Impression Obsession have arrived! Soooo . . . for those of you who pre-ordered, they are on the way to you.

Here's a card I made using the new Cupcake stamp and the inside reads "You take the {cup}cake!"

What I used:

Stamps by Impression Obsession
Cardstock by Prism: Brilliant White, Azalea (Medium & Dark), and Butter Cream
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
Prismacolor Pencils: Pink, Hot Pink, Scarlet Lake, Tuscan Red, Apple Green, Spring Green, Chartruese, Jasmine, Cream, Pale Vermillion, Carmine Red, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Peacock Blue, Aquamarine, Lavender, Imperial Purple, Limepeel, Lemon Yellow, Canary Yellow, Light Sage, Burnt Ochre, Light Umber, Cloudy Blue, and White
Fingertip Craft Knife (wow! this knife made it soooo easy to cut out the little pieces in between the cupcakes!)
Baby Blue Liquid Pearls

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

May I Introduce . . .

. . . Sprout.

Is he not so cute? Sprout is from Eat Cake Graphics. He is very curious and playful . . .and is just learning how to use those wings of his . . .

See? He wouldn't sit still for the camera . . . hence the odd angles of the pictures. . . .
But alas . . . he's just so stinkin' cute, that you really can't be upset with him for long, can you?

Details for "Hello Friend":

Stamps by Eat Cake Graphics and Hero Arts
Cardstock by Prism (Brilliant White, Classic Yellow Green, Frosted Kiwi) and A2Z Essentials
Gemstones by Hero Arts
VersaFine Onyx Black ink
PrismaColor Pencils: Apple Green, Spring Green, Cloudy Blue, Blue Lake, Blush Pink, Peach, Beige, and White

Details for "Play":

Cardstock by Prism - Brilliant White, Black, Classic Yellow Green
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
PrismaColor Pencils: same as "Hello Friend" card
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Created a mask by stamping the film strip first on cardstock and on a piece of scrap paper (text weight works best for me). From the scrap paper, I cut out the 'windows' using a craft knife; placed the mask over the original film strip image and stamped Sprout at various angles inside the 'windows'

Thanks for stopping by!