Ya know how ya just have a few cards left to make, and you have stamps that you purchased awhile ago that have yet to see some ink, so you might as well use those ones to make a few cards? Or is it just me? *wink Well, I squeezed in some time to create a few cards with a couple of stamps that hadn't seen ink yet.
Here's my first one:
I just loved these penguins the first time I saw them! I think I even got them with a coupon, which makes them especially cute! You can't tell from the photo, but the paper is shimmery and was a great bargain too! (Can ya tell I'm a girl who loves a bargain?) So rather than color these adorable penguins, I decided to glittah them up. (My second favorite form of bling.)
My next card uses a set I ordered almost as soon as it came out, and I'm sad to admit that I haven't inked it up until now. I still have visions of greatness for the elves, but the reindeer are going to have to do with this one. *giggle
I got the sentiment from a commercial I saw on TV. I immediately thought of this stamp when I heard it, so I decided to bring it to life before I forgot because I know I'll never remember it for next year. *giggle
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a safe and warm Holiday Season!
Yesterday was day two of my 29 Days of Giving Challenge, and I must say I'm enjoying myself! The teacher I normally work with went with his family to Mexico for their Thanksgiving Holiday leaving me with one of our favorite substitute teachers. Well, I decided I would buy her a breakfast bagel from Einstein Bagels and surprise her. Unfortunately she had already eaten, so she asked me to give it to someone else. So I walked down the hall to the art/gym teacher's room and surprised him with breakfast. He's such a wonderful guy who always offers to bring back lunch for me when he ventures out. What a wonderful way to surprise him. He's so nice he even offered to share half of it with me. Wonderful!
Now, onto the good stuff. Here's a card I created with the girls for stamp club. We kept this one nice and simple.
The girls loved popping up the frosting on dimensionals, and adding the stickles to the sprinkles. I was a little sad to see the Soft Sky retire, but I love the way it looks with pink.
Didja hear the good news?!? I'm the Featured Cupcake Sampler at Taylored Expressions!! Seriously! Is that not the best? When I got the e-mail I started jumping up and down on the bed. I could hardly contain myself. It was the best way to start my week.
So who could I tell? Well, clearly I couldn't post here, so I told the two people in my life I know for sure won't tell anyone, my hubby and my son. As I was explaining the process of it all to them, their eyes started glossing over. Both still had smiles on their faces, but they were definitely not squealing with delight and jumping on the bed with me. So I bit my tongue and today is the day I get to ask everyone to squeal with delight and jump on the bed with me.
Okay, enough jumping, on with the card.
So I have been wanting to use an actual cupcake wrapper with this cupcake image forever. Then, once I added the wrapper, I felt the urge to add the candle, and the sprinkles. The candle was too long, so I took my Xacto knife and cut away the bottom of the candle and then I had to shave it down because it didn't want to stay put.
I had so much fun playing and want to thank you all for popping on over and visiting my blog. Much love to you all.
Can I tell you how much I miss you all? Geez! I've been in rehearsal for a play, well it's actually more like a scene that has been grouped with other scenes to be long enough to call it a play. Confusing? Sorry, but what it really boils down to is that I'm on stage, and that brings me great joy!
And do you know what else brings me joy? Stamp Club! I officially started Stamp Club with the 5th grade girls at my school. We meet each Tuesday morning at 7:30 and make a card before school. It's a 6 week class, and the girls really love it. So the card I'm showing you today, is the card we made Tuesday morning. I usually have time to prepare for the class, but because I've been in rehearsal, I didn't have time enough to prep. So, I went to bed with a "vision" and ran with it. Here is what I came up with:
Isn't it fun? I mean, it's simple, but fun. The girls really liked playing with the Liquid Applique, and it's hard to see it in the photo, but there is glitter sprinkled in the applique to make the frosting extra sparkly. I didn't plan on the image being that big, but I think it worked out nicely anyway. The background looked a little too plain so we Scor-Pal'ed it every half inch all the way across at a diagonal. Stickles were used on the cherries, Copics colored the stand, and Stampin' Write markers were used for the cupcake bottoms. And of course I added....Glossy Accents. We used the Nestabilities for the scalloped square and I just cut the rest of the squares myself.
Thanks for stoppin' by! All my love to da Sistahs!
I made time to participate in Taylor's Cupcake Challenge today. I had so many stinkin' ideas that it was hard to pick just one. Since I never seem to get a card made in time for Halloween, I decided to go for the Halloween theme. It's one of my favorite holidays because it kicks off Pumpkin Season. I am such a sucker for Pumpkin flavored ANYTHING. Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Lattes, Pumpkin Soup, (I feel like Forrest Gump.) LOL Maybe I can make Pumpkin Cupcakes!! Doesn't that sound YUMMY?
I digress....here's my submission for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge:
I had these bottle caps stored away in my embellishment "organizer" and thought this would be the best time to bust 'em out and use 'em. For the Pumpkins I used the faces from Stampin' Up!'s retired Carved and Candlelit. Don't they fit perfectly? Then I used the Candy Corn spider from another retired set Web Wishes. The sentiment is from the also retired Fancy Flexible Phrases. I used *1 1/2" & *1 1/4" Circle punches, and Glossy Accents to adhere the bottle caps to the circles. After I stamped everything directly onto the bottle cap and adhered them, I added Stickles to the candy corn for added sparkle.
*Edited Circle Punch Sizes, originally I had 3 sizes listed, but I really only used two. And after going back down to my stamp room I figured out which sizes they actually were. (What a dork I am!)
I definitely can't mail this card, it's going to have to be hand delivered. You think the post office hates knots? I'm' sure 9 bottle caps would definitely send them over the edge.
TECC29 - Recipe
Stamps: SU! - Carved and Candlelit, Web Wishes, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: Bazzill - Black, SU! - Tangerine Tango, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
It has been one crazy week for me, and I am glad it's coming to an end. I was pretty darn sick this week, and only one thing made me feel better. This card:
I promised my son I would make a "Get Whale Soon" card and we took turns giving it to each other this week because we are all sick. It started out with my son getting sick, then I got sick, and now my hubby is sharing in our joy. ICK!
Well, I not only wanted to share this card with you, I also wanted to post a challenge! That's Right a challenge. As I have mentioned before, I am a button hoarder/collector and I need to put them on more cards. So I challenge da Sistahs out there to make a card using buttons! You don't have to use real buttons, you can make faux buttons if you have to, but put some type of button(s) on the card.
The winner of the challenge will receive a bag 'o buttons and a few other goodies. How do you enter you ask? Just make a card using buttons and post them to an online gallery. Then come back and post the link in the comments of this blog entry. I'll leave it open until next Saturday to give da Sistahs time to play.
My mojo must be gone, I used it all up on my previous posts. Or at least that's how I feel. Hmph! As many of you know, or at least I'd like to think there are some of you joining me on a regular basis, I am making holiday cards with my BFF. (It's not a competition, it's not a competition, it's not a competition.) We are supposed to make 10 cards per month until what seems like forever. Which wasn't so bad, except come June, I was so sick of holiday cards that I was ready to start chucking Santa at the wall. So I decided, with the encouragement of my BFF, to take a little break from the holiday creations and have fun with other stuff. Which I think was all an evil ploy on her behalf to try to sneak ahead of me, even though it's not a competition.
So, after posting and creating and posting (repeat,) I realized that we're half-way through the month of July and I totally NEED to get my 10 cards done. So what's a girl to do? Look for inspiration even though she's still not ready to look at Santa. But where does one go to find inspiration? Blogs of course!!
So I moseyed on over to Julee's blog and found the Mojo Sketch for this week. I decided that no matter what, I would use this sketch for this month's cards.
For some reason the scallops look black, but they really are Chocolate Chip. So everything that looks black really is chocolate. I used my Nestabilities to cut the circle and the scallop for the main image and embossed the circle with my Nesties too. I stamped my image and colored in the hat with Soft Sky then put glitter on the trim and ball. I also added orangey glitter to the nose. Apparently one cannot have too much glitter...or shall I say...glittah! I really based my color choices on the DP, which I figured I should probably use since I'm sure there will be some newer DP that Stampin' Up! will come up with that I will absolutely need to have. Might as well use up what I've got right? Make room for more! The satin ribbon is from Target's Club Wed section and goes well with Chocolate Chip.
I don't think this card has the mojo I think it deserves, but the bling I added definitely made me feel better. Maybe my mojo decided to join everyone at CHA. Yeah, that's it! LOL
Well, I'm looking forward to Taylor's Cupcake Friday challenge and I hope to post my creation late tonight or tomorrow. I guess it all depends on what the sketch looks like.