Sunday, March 23, 2008

Birthday Bear

Today was a very relaxing Easter. We didn't do much. The kids are sick with another bug... So we didn't go anywhere. I had a little time to make this little box. The stamp is a new stamp by Whipper Snapper... Birthday Bear... He's sooo cute! The box was a pattern that I have had for AGES! The template is made by Darcie's Country Folk. The measurements are 4.25" x 5.5" x .75"... I think I bought this template about 7-8 years ago at a rubber stamp convention. For my SBS10 sistahs, this is one of a few samples I have up my sleeve for our challenge. The challenge is to use something you haven't used since you bought it, or something you haven't used in a long time! This one, even though my pattern is old, is not the one I had intended for this challenge--just FYI!

On the corners of the transparency sheet, I used my scallop circle punch cut into quarters using SU Pixie Pink CS, and glued to the inside of the box..

The recipe:
  • SU Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink,W White CS
  • Transparency sheet
  • Whipper Snapper Birthday Bear
  • Stampin Up retired It's Your Birthday set
  • Copic markers
  • Stickles
  • SU Ballet Blue ink
  • SU Black marker
  • Scallop Circle Punch

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thinking of you...

I've had this image colored and sitting on my table for the longest time! I finally finished it... I love the new Swiss Dot embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. I thought it went perfect with this stamp! The image is by Whipper Snapper... I bought it because my daughter loves turtles--and this one is just too cute!

Here's the recipe:

  • SU Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, W White CS
  • Bazzill lime CS
  • Whipper Snapper Turtle and Frog stamp
  • Paper Trey's Faux Ribbon sentiment
  • SU White Grosgrain ribbon
  • Cuttlebug die and embossing folder
  • Prima flowers
  • Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
  • Corner rounder
  • MM pastel brads
  • Stickles

Monday, March 17, 2008

San Juans

Here are a few pics from our trip to the San Juan Islands... The days were cloudy, but still beautiful! The picture of the Olympic Mountains is through the clouds... It was very majestic looking! The picture doesn't do justice!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Out on a limb

Groovy Guava does it again! I just love this color! Here I used Paper Trey's Out on A Limb set. I've been wanting to stamp with this set for forever! I just got my new Cuttlebug folders too!! So excited to use those! Anyway, my mini stamping sprees are few and far in between, which really stinks... I miss my therapy!

The recipe:
  • SU Groovy Guava, C Caramel, W White CS
  • SU Ginger Blossom DP
  • Paper Trey's Out on a Limb set
  • SU Guava, P in Pink, Celery, Artichoke,and Close to Cocoa inks
  • Gold brads
  • Frame punch ( cannot remember what it's called!!)
  • May Arts gold ribbon
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder
  • Stickles

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Back in a bit..

I just got back from a wonderful weekend in the San Juan Islands in WA state. My husband and I had a very relaxing time! The weather was great and we got some awesome views of the Olympic mountains on the peninsula. We had a good time, and got back just in time for my birthday... The bummer is that I caught some sort of bug while we were there so today I have the blahs. And to top it off I got one less hour of sleep--ick! Hopefully this week I can muster up enough energy to make a card or two. I'm really missing it! I just got some new toys that I'm itching to try out, so I'll be back later to share!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Dirty Dog!

I had a little time to play today... I just bought this cute little dirty dog stamp from Whipper Snapper.. He's so stinkin cute! It took me a while to come up with a saying that would fit this. I thought it turned out pretty good. The card is 5.5 x 5.5.. I swear, it takes me forever to find the right papers, stamps, supplies, etc just to do ONE CARD!! I get going with an idea and for whatever reason the whole thing goes in a different direction! Anyone else feel like that? anyway, here's what I came up with.

The doggone recipe:
  • SU Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Brilliant Blue, W White CS
  • SU Jersey Shore DP, KI memories striped paper
  • Whipper Snapper stamp
  • Quickutz Sunshine alpha
  • American Crafts ribbon
  • Prismacolor and gamsol
  • Circle punch and paw print punch (Paper Shapers)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Another TAG!

I was tagged by Heather one of my SBS10 sistahs!

1. Stamping Style: Fun and experimental -I am always dreaming of things to do with a card..
2. Inspiration: Reading my favorite blogs, reading crafty books, working with color combos.
3. Color: Gem tones are my favorite--blues, greens, purples
4. Work Space: Unfortunately for now it is on the kitchen table... but in the very near future it will be in my own craft room--then I will be in heaven!!
5. Perfect day: A day when I can do anything I want with NOOOO interruptions. My biggest pet peeve is being interrupted--especially if I'm crafting...
6. First Job: Albertson's grocery store--I went from bagging groceries to preparing deli meals. I think I was about 17.
7. Wildest dream: To live somewhere in the Carribean on a beach soaking up rays all day long in the tropics!!
8. Ink: Stampin Up inks--all of them.
9. Family: My husband and 2 wonderful kids Avery 14, and Emily 12.
10. Bevarage: Diet Pepsi
11. Biggest Challenge: Balancing family life with a nursing career.. Shift work stinks!

I'm tagging all of my SBS10 sistahs! You know who you are! *wink* You Rock