Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cow and Barn Shaped Card

Here is another sample card made with our new Amusing Animals Stamps. I created the shape of the card by welding the barn base (CAC) with a rectangle from GBS. I just think this little cow is sooo cute!

Thanks for looking! Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

PS - Tammy has a new sample card on her blog as well - Scrappy Critters

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Another stamp sample card - Cute Froggie!

Hello, all! This took me a little longer than I thought it would. My nephew gradutated from HS tonight - oh, were does the time go?!?!

I had started creating this card this morning and then visited Canadian Nickel Scrap'n. She was making a card for a card drive/donation that she saw on Desguised as a Grown-up. (Who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon - LOL) All kidding aside - fellow blogger Lisa from By Lisa C is sponsoring this drive for her sister, Jayme, who has terminal cancer. She is requesting cards with frogs because Jayme loves them so much. I know at that moment that this little guy had a new home as soon as I could get him done!

I hope that Jayme will enjoy him as much as I did making him. If you would like to participate in the drive click on the "By Lisa C" link above.

The stamps is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Animals stamp set.

Thanks for visiting! I will try to make more cards to see tomorrow if I can. :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Here it is.... The 1st set of stamps!

Here is the image of the stamp set we have being produced. It is 4" x 8" - in case you want to get a better idea of how big the stamps are. Here are a couple of sample cards for you to take a peek at... (you can click on the picture to see a larger view)

I am trying to get at least one more sample done today - I will post it when it's done. Tammy is also making some samples to show you, so keep checking her blog - Scrappy Critters. I'm so excited - we love how they turned out.

When we come up with the final calculations for the price and how we will take orders I will do a post with all the info.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Opinions, please - What do you all think? :)

My friend Tammy and I LOVE the Create a Critter Cartridge and bought is as soon as it was released! So in the beginning of April we started saying that it's too bad we don't have many stamps that go with it - so I started making sentiments to print on my computer. Here are some of the early examples...

Fish bowl card - April 9th

Koala card - April 22nd

Panda card - May 2nd

Squirrel card - May 19th

Well, I started doing research on how to make your own stamps and realized the the machinery that you can buy is a little pricey and VERY time-consuming. So for the time being I decided that I would keep designing the stamps and save up to look for other options. Well, a month goes by and I am talking to my husband and expressing how disappointed I am that I haven't been able to start this little venture. We did some research and found a great company that is affordable and I went ahead and sent them the batch to start processing.

Now, here's my question... If the set had stamps that you didn't already have and you liked them would you be interested in purchasing them? They are clear photo polymer material, guaranteed not to yellow and they are made here in the USA. The set I have designed has the sentiments above plus 18 other phrases and three icons. If you are interesting in them I can post the image and set up to sell them either here or on Etsy. Otherwise, I will just try to sell them locally.

I am also working on a 2nd set if this one is well accepted.

Thanks for taking the time to read all of this - I would love to hear your opinions. :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Life's a Beach "Mahalo" card.

Tammy just bought the Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge and she brought it over today so we could play with it. :)

We decided to make a card inspired by Lauren at Lauren's Creative. Her little hula girl was just so cute! :)

The girl was cut a 4" and the "Mahalo" was done on the design studio at about 1.2". Oh, for those of you wanting to try to make a word border like this card - you need to type your word in backwards and then flip it. For example, I typed "olaham", then flipped it and turned it sideways to weld it. The front of the card on the side of the paper that is touching the mat so put your paper on "upside down".

Thanks for peeking!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Create-a-Critter Squirrel Card - so cute!

Eventually I hope to make a card or project with all the critters on CAC, so I am slowly adding to my list. This one is the adorable squirrel and tree trunk (really? - LOL). The clouds are also from CAC - they are with the sheep & moon. The grass is the Martha Stewart grass edge punch - I love my edge punches! :)

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Animals stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed him! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NO - it can't be true!!!

This is not a crafting post - it's a PANIC post!! I just found out that my 20 year high school reunion is in September - aaahhhh.

(Deep breath) Ok, now I have only 4 months to lose 20 pound - is it do-able? Oh, I know that 5 pounds a month is a safe and reasonable goal but IS IT DO-ABLE FOR ME?!?!

My husband suggested (kindly - yea, right) that I stop drinking Pepsi, but this is my one true addition! I don't smoke or drink alcohol (I don't like the taste so why bother?), I'm not a choco-holic but I GOTTA HAVE MY PEPSI! I know that if I would just stop drinking it I would probably lose half the weight doing nothing else but I would be miserable. :(

Does anyone have any Pepsi-sparing tips? HELP!

Friday, May 14, 2010

MPS - Green, Yellow & Brown Challenge

This is my entry for the My Pink Stamper Green,Yellow & Brown Challenge - I haven't yet used this cute little hippo from CAC for a card and just got this sentiment at Michael's so I though they would be perfect.

It's hard to see but I use the Martha Stewart grass border punch to make a strip of grass for her to stand on. She really is adorable with her sparkly flower, isn't she? :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

There's nothing like NEW STAMPS! :)

Tammy and I got these adorable car stamps (and die) from Paper Trey Ink - the set is called "Enjoy the Ride". It comes with tons of TINY word stamps that fit into the licence plate. Soooo cute - check it out! :)

We stamped the outline on white paper, then used the solid stamp to put color on the bumper and side mirrors. Then we stamped the outline again on patterned paper, cut it out and glued it on the white copy.

On the Father's day card I printed "#1 DAD" on my computer in Ariel at 9 pt. I used Diamond glaze on the window of this card but decided to skip it on the others as I didn't think it made much of a difference.

On the card in the 2nd picture I used clear embossing powder and Versamark Ink for the background pattern (this is also from a Paper Trey Ink stamp set, it's called Background Basics - Tin Type) since I didn't have a good light yellow stamp pad. Boy do I need some new ink pads! LOL

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Scrap"lifting at it's finest! LOL

I saw this card over at Lea's Cupcakes and Sunshine and just had to make it!

There are a few changes - I used the Diamonds and Dots embossing folder by Quickutz, the dressmaker's form from Forever Young and mini (and I do mean mini) yellow jems instead of pearls. Still I wanted to give credit where credit is due - my hat's off to you Lea, for a great design!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

NSD Challenges #8 and #9

Here are two more completed challenges for My Pink Stamper's NSD Challenge!

Challenge #8 is to make a mono-chromatic project. I decided to make a gift card holder from one of the purses in Forever Young. I added Diamond Glaze to the shoes for a shine. The grey part in the back is actually a gift card w/the ribbon attached to the corner.

Challenge #9 is to use a shape - this card uses From My Kitchen for the jar and Just Because Cards for the pickles and quote.

I wasn't sure how either project would turn out but I really LOVE the purse giftcard holder and I think the pickle jar turned out cute, if a little simple! I made both cards in the DS so I don't have exact measurements but I can get close ones for your if anyone would like them. :)

NSD Challenge #12

I know this entry is a little out of order but I LOVE it!!!! The challenge was to use a "critter" on your project. Of course, I had to use CAC and this is my enty -

The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps Amusing Animals stamp set.

Hopefully, I have one more challenge project on it's way...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

I decided to join in on some of the challenges hosted by My Pink Stamper. Challenge #1 is for mom! Take a peek....

This one is for #5 - Teacher appreciation....

This one is #6 - Kids craft too - you can enter a craft done with a child or for a child. Below is a page I made for my son....

Hope you have a great day!


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