Friday, April 24, 2009

And Now Back . . .

. . . to our regularly scheduled program.

Soooooo, last weekend (after Julie's Mixed Media Class --- which was a blast!), Shari & I jumped on a plane and headed up to San Francisco. . . remember? I promised I'd post pictures of the projects we made . . .

(pssst . . . hey Shari! I need your stuff so I can take pics!)

Well . . .here they are:

This little house was designed by Alma De La Rosa. We used stamps from American Art Stamp. Do you love that tree stamp, or what?! AND . . . the house actually OPENS!

This treasure box was made using Cosmo Cricket stuff . . . yes, I ordered the paper. (I admit, this got a little bit munched on the plane ride home . . . but I'll be able to fix it!)
It's a Dog Tag . . . using stuff from Ten Seconds Studio . . . LOVED this stuff . . . lots of it is on the way!

A keychain using stuff from Hampton Art . . . they have a great Glue Pad . . and I was quite sparkly when I was done with this project . . .glitter, glitter everywhere, on my face, in my hair . . .you get the idea.

A Junk Journal using stuff by 7 Gypsies. Their Binderie Punch is something else! Battery operated and goes through board book like butter!

A Travel Journal using stuff by TPC Studios. I really like their embellishments and paper . . . yes, I ordered their paper . . . and embellishments . . . where am I going to put it all?! Perhaps that's why the spinner landed on "frantic"?

Did you think I forgot to type in some notes about these cards? Oh baby . . . this was a marathon of a class! Eight cards in 90 minutes! It was great fun and I felt as though I had been re-introduced to Rubber Soul. . . nice clean lines, easy to work with, and great quotes. Yep . . .lots of stamps (and more paper --- egads!) are on the way.

Finally, my Grungebook. I'm very proud of this project . . . by the time class was over, I thought I was going to fall over . . . . Mr. Tim Holtz (yep! he was the instructor, LIVE and in person) said that this may have been a little ambitious for a 90 minute class . . . he was right. The class lasted 2.5 hours . . . and worth absolutely every second!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This has nothing . . .

. . . to do with anything, but I just couldn't resist taking a picture of this lil' guy (with permisson, of course).

His name is Fisher (he's named after Laker's player Derek Fisher) . . .he's a 4 month old French Bulldog. And he is just so stinkin' cute!

Hope he brought a smile to your face today!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm Home!

Did you miss me?

Yep . . . I took off over the weekend and headed on up to San Francisco for some "training."

True definition would be: play with ink, stamps, paper, Grungeboard, and metal!

Shari went with and we both took some super classes . . . I'll be posting pics of the projects soon.

Oooh oooh . . . . wanna know what I have on order? Lots and lots of new cool stuff . . . ready? Here's a brief list:

Stuff from 10 Second Studio -- OH my! This stuff is gonna knock your socks off!
Paper from the Paper Company -- GREAT patterns!
NEW images from Rubber Soul, Impression Obsession and American Art Stamp -- CUTE, cute cute stuff!

And . . . my brain is still on overload, so I'm sure I forgot to mention something . . .

There are Always Flowers . . .

tee hee . . . you're not surprised that it's another card CASE'd from the Studio 490 idea sheets, are you? I was on a roll!

What I used:

Stamps by Studio 490
Nautical Blue Light, Tawny Light and Tawny Medium cardstock by Prism
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Foliage Embellishments by Tim Holtz
Fine-tip black pen

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Red, Black, & Tan

Yep! Another card using Studio 490 stamps . . . and yes, this one was also CASE'd from the idea sheet. Love the idea sheets!

What I used:

Stamps by Studio 490
Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint Distress inks
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Cream Puff and Black cardstock by Prism
Grungeboard (for the flowers)
Grungepaper (for the leaves)
Foundation Buttons by Maya Road (for the flower center . . . stamped that gingham right on there!)
Ink Blending Tool
Non-Stick Craft Sheet

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's a Banner

Ta-da! I finally made a banner . . . been wanting to for quite some time now . . . and I'm really happy with how this turned out. Guess I was just waiting for the perfect "stuff" to create it.

You can see each individual pennant by scrolling down.

What I used:

Mini 2-ring Triangle Banner Book by Maya Road
Patterned paper by GCD Studios
Grungeboard Alphabet - Swirls
Grungepaper (for the word "Be" -- I used QuicKutz)
Yellow Pastel, Painterly Pink, Purple Palette, and Altered Orange paint by Claudine Hellmuth
Glossy Multi-Medium by Claudine Hellmuth
Zip Dry Glue
Stardust Stickles
Satin Ribbon
Ric Rac
Crocheted Butterfly by Maya Road
Crystal Gems

Thanks for visiting today! May your day "Be Joyful!"

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Tulip Day!

Is there such a thing? I don't know . . .but I loved this card that was also on the idea sheet included with Studio 490 stamps . . . I just had to CASE it:
What I used:

Stamps by Studio 490
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Brilliant White, Candle Glow Medium and Herbal Garden Dark cardstock by Prism
Great Northern Beans cardstock by Jillibean Soup
Sweet Bay Tranquility cardstock by Memory Box
Classic Square Nestabilities
Sunburst Border Punch
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


See? I'm still obsessed with Studio 490 stamps and Maya Road chipboard:
I think this card needs something to finish it up . . . it'll probably stay on my table until I find just the right thing.

Can't say this is an original idea of my own . . . pretty much CASE'd it from the idea sheet that came with the stamp set. :D

What I used:

Stamps by Studio 490
Maya Road Chipboard House
Brushed Corduroy and Broken China Distress Ink
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Tawny Light & Tawny Medium cardstock by Prism
Grungepaper (the circle behind the house! Cut with Nesties AND Embossed with Cuttlebug)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Hellllloooooo Cupcake!

Yippeee!!! More goodies from Maya Road have arrived! How cute is this cupcake??

Click here to go get it!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Rainbows & the Eiffel Tower

I love GCD Studios because:
1. The paper is great quality
2. The variety of patterns is fantastic - something for everyone . . . see?
Rainbows with Glitter:
or visions of Paris:
and Cupcakes!
And really funky, bright flowers . . .
Click here to go get it!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

It's No Secret . . .

. . . I have recently become totally addicted to all things Maya Road! (You can see a House Binder book here, a coaster here, and a wall hanging here.) Sooooo, while I was cruising around and checking out my favorite blogs, sites, etc. . . . I saw that Maya Road had an image that could be added to my sidebar!

Oh happy day! I think that little dancing monkey is just so adorable! And to prove my addiction . . .here are a few more things I've recently created using Maya Road stuff:

A Welcome Sign:
What I used:

Scallop Ring Book by Maya Road
Mini Trees Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Heart & Home Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Grungeboard Alphabet - Stripes
Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Hellmuth (for the roofs)
Blank Canvas, Yellow Pastel, Modern Red, Painterly Pink, Landscape Green and Sable Brown paint by Claudine Hellmuth
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder (YES! Maya Road's chipboard can be embossed!)

A Cupcake:
What I used:

Rectangle Banner Coaster Album by Maya Road
Cupcakes Chipboard Set by Maya Road
Hooray! and Kick the Can patterened cardstock by Daisy D's
Blank Canvas, Landscape Green, Dash of Red and Painterly Pink paint and Glossy Multi-Medium by Claudine Hellmuth
D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug Folder
Inkssentials White Pen
Sanding Grip by Tim Holtz
Paper Crimper (for the "cupcake paper")

These two projects were so easy to make and I had so much fun creating them! A few hints . . . .

1. Paint the chipboard and/or sticky back canvas before running them through the Cuttlebug (ahem . . . make sure the paint is completely dry before sending them through the Cuttlebug . . .hmmm, don't ask . . .)
2. Use the Sanding Grip to sand off any excess paper hanging over the edge.
3. Use a small piece of double-sided tape to keep chipboard in place on the non-stick craft sheet when painting.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Can it be?

What's that I see? Really? It arrived early??

Oh happy day! It's true! The Grungepaper arrived early!!

Click here to go get it!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Changito Baker

Changito sure is cute in an apron! Here's a pretty quick and easy card:

What I used:

Stamps by Stampendous
Rich Cocoa Memento Ink
Brilliant White, Frosted Yellow and Iced Teal cardstock by Prism
Prismacolor Pencils: Sienna Brown, Peach Beige, Blush Pink, Deco Aqua, Light Aqua, and Cream

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Lights & Brights . . .

. . . and Nesties and Maya and Storage, OH my!

That UPS man is so nice! Look what he brought!

Click here to go get 'em!