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Friday, August 31, 2007

Happy Halloween Feet

I whipped up this silly card for today's SCS challenge to use a non-halloween animal stamp to make a halloween card. I also used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge number 14 for my layout. I colored his outfit with Prismacolor pencils and added orange stickles to his tie and hat brim. Today's challenge is a limited supply challenge so I didn't add ribbon or other embellies.

Penguin stamp: Memory Box

Trick or Treat stamp: M's $1 stamp

Orange patterned paper: Fontworks

Bat paper: Provo Craft

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Just a Little Something I whipped Up

Today is my niece's first day of first grade. I just whipped up a card and matching composition notebook to give to her when she gets home from school today. She is my crafting buddy. I know that the first thing she will say will be, "How did you do that?" I used the new cardmaps sketch for the card.
Paper, cardstock stickers: Provo Craft Rob and Bob Studio Super Slab Love in Bloom line.
Composition notebook
Ribbon: Unknown

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Enabler Alert

There is a one-day only sale today at Inkspirations. I bought the cute cupcake stamp and I think it will go great with my new Just Johanna sentiment, "Eat the frosting first."

Sorry I've been MIA lately. I've kept up on your blogs but I've neglected mine. I have a bunch of images colored and several projects lined up. I just need to finish them so I can share.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Two Fall Cards

I am fortunate to be participating in Tami's Merry Go Round Swap on the Stamp Shack. These are two of the cards for that swap.

The first was colored with Marvey Markers and Prismacolor pencils. The face and pumpkins have glaze pen on them to make them pop.

Paper: Bo Bunny

Fall! Stamp: M's $1 stamp

Ric Rack from stash

sunflower from stash

The second card was colored with Marvey Markers and cut out.

Stiped paper: Anna Griffin

Bat paper: Provo Craft

Giggles and Grins stamp: Michael's $1 clear stamp

Purple Paper: unknown

Prima flowers

brads: Oriental Trading Company

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Best Mail Day Ever!!!

So a couple posts ago I wrote about my awesome day with Julie and Tami. In today's mail I recieved an original Lost Luggage work of art. It's beautiful. It is a painted, stamped, altered canvas that measures 5" x 7" and is entitled, "Sing a Song of Friendship." It features 3 little birds. They remind me of Tami, Julie and me. It's gorgeous. And, Julie sent me my first Just Johanna stamp. I'm so excited! Everything came wrapped up beautifully. Thanks so much Julie! You're a great friend and always an inspiration.

Me? Sweet?

Thanks to the three very sweet ladies who think I'm sweet: Kim, Jill and Angie. Who do I think is nice? Everyone who reads my blog. When I started blogging I didn't feel blog-worthy. I don't use the most complicated techniques. I don't own all the latest and greatest products. I just make stuff I feel like making and post it here. I'm totally suprised and grateful everytime I see the counter on my blog increase and I read your kind comments. You are all so sweet. Thank you.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Corn, Kidnappings, and Catching Up

Here are some fun pictures of my weekend shopping excursion. Picture 1: This is the tent sale at Stampington in Laguna Beach.

Picture 2: This is Julie on the phone with Kim. Julie, Tami and I were Kim's personal shoppers for the sale.

Photo 3 is just some of the hundreds of back issues for sale.

Photo 4 is some of the stamps for sale. That's Tami is the green contemplating.

I got out of there with one stamp and one magazine. Then, Julie kidnapped us and took us on a tour around her town. And, we got to see the Luggage Shack which was so cool in person. I rarely get excited about a trip to Michaels but Julie's M's was having a 90% off the clearance price sale. OMG. I bought 3 bags of stuff for $6! We also made a trip to Tall Mouse Crafts and my favorite California Chinese: Pick up Stix.

From there I headed to our church beach party aka "The Corn Roast". I ate 3 ears! It was awesome. They cook the corn in the beach water on the fire pit. Then you dunk it in melted butter and top with whatever. I had one with parmasan cheese. Yum!

Now, I'm catching up after being offline for 2 days. Beep Verizon!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Happy Froggy Birthday

This card was really tricky for me. I challenged myself in several ways (some on purpose.) The layout is a Kerry Urbatch sketch on Barb's blog. That wasn't the hard part. I realized a couple months ago that I like the color purple but I don't like crafting with it. Like, it hurts my brain. But, I have this pretty shimmery paper that was cuttlebug embossed. It was a RAK from Jan and I've been wanting to use it for a long time. Okay, here's where it got tricky. I got this cute frog image a month or so ago. I started coloring him last night and realized (too late) that he is on watercolor paper. Note to self, Prismacolor pencils don't work well on watercolor paper. Also, my usual adhesive does not work with watercolor paper. But, I do have one watercolor pencil and it's purple. So, I watercolored around froggy in purple. Shwoow. Cardmaking shouldn't be this painful.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Congratulations Hedgie!

I received a sweet RAK of Hedgie images from Nancy from the Stamp Shack. I used my Marvy Markers and went a little crazy with my new Lumocolor pen that I just bought for doodling.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Somebody Thinks I'm Rockin'

Renee from My Life With Cheese (and fellow Stamp Shack Member) nominated me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. Thanks so much Renee. You are a super sweety. I have quite a growing list of favorite blogs. Here are 5 of my go-to blogs. I am nominating them as Rockin' Girl Bloggers.
  • Jan from Far North Designs. She is such a pro. I love her tutorials.

  • Kim from Running on Ink. I love her fun style and out-of-the-box techniques.

  • Barb from Barb's Card Creations. Barb is always trying new things and sharing her inspiration.

  • Pascale from Pesc. Pascale is a very talented crafter who has a half French/half English blog. She's a new blogger but you can tell that there are some wonderful things to come.
  • Tami from Dapple Designs. I love her tutorials and color challenges.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Greetings, Bingo Style

This card satisfies two challenges. I followed another Kerry Urbatch sketch that is part of Barb's blog bingo game. The colors were inspired by the IC88 inspiration challenge at Splitcoast . I used up some scraps from some recent projects on this one.

Papers: Cosmo Cricket, Prism, Bo Bunny and unknown.
Prima Flowers
Brad: Making Memories
Stamp: Thanksgiving Greetings from Rubber Stampede

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Something Fun For Summer

I LOVE these reversible Bo Bunny papers! They are so beautiful and vibrant and I think they work really well without embellishments.

Striped and linen-looking paper: Bo Bunny Anna Sophia Shabby Plaid
Floral paper: Bo Bunny Anna Sophia Bold Floral
Leaf green cardstock: Prism

I cut out and popdotted a petal on the yellow flower and a little blue flower in the corner.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Countdown to National Card Making Day

As I posted previously, I am super excited about our new LSS, The Scrapbook Garden. I am slated to teach two cardmaking classes on National Card Making Day on Saturday, October 6th. At noon we are doing a fall-themed class with 2 Halloween, a Thanksgiving, and a Fall card. At 3:00 we are doing Christmas cards and tags. I'm so excited! I just know it's going to be a lot of fun.

My Card for Barb's Bingo Game

Barb is hosting a BINGO game on her blog this week. She calls extra numbers for each card that follows one of Kerry Urbatch's special sketches. Here is my entry. I used scraps from my last Halloween card and added some $1 Haunted Hollow ribbon.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Cute Halloween Card

Here's an easy Halloween card I whipped up today.

Dot cardstock: Creative Imaginations
October paper: Creative Imaginations
Halloween Striped paper: Sandylion
Cardstock stickers: Sandylion
Brads: Creative Imaginations

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Happy Halloween!

The top card is a sneak peek of my cards for Kim's Halloween card swap at the Stamp Shack. The second card is my niece's version. Notice the frayed edges. Oooh aahhh. And, she set up the card to be photographed. Notice the various papers for her backdrop.

For my card:
Patterned Paper: Collection II: Flouristics! Textured Inferno by Zsiage
Black Cardstock: Prism
Stamps: Autumn Leaves elegant flourishes by rhonna farrer (I used 5 from the set) Michael's $ spider web and "Happy" and "Halloween" and an unknown spider web stamp
Fake Spider: from a plastic ring. I cut off the ring.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Some Southeast Asian Flavor

Here are a couple of cards inspired by the culture of Southeast Asia. I used some fun new products. The giraffe pattern paper is a part of the new Screen Prints line by Hambly Studios. This particular paper is really thick cardstock with a very metalic shimmer. I think it goes great with the Spice of Life Collection from Frances Meyer. I cut out images of the elephant and the tiger from Bengali Jungle, inked the edges with Making Memories ink and added a little sparkle with Icons from Me and My big Ideas. Mounted the images on another paper from Frances Meyer's Spice of Life Collection and some Prism cardstock. Both cards measure 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Photo Removed. I'm getting published!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Some New Cosmo Cricket Cards

We have a new scrapbook store in town. I am soooo excited. It's called the Scrapbook Garden. Well, I was in there stocking up on paper and the lady asked me if I'd be willing to make some samples for the store so these are my first two.

For the flower card I used my dot sticker technique to make the scallop border. Used faux stitching and paper piercing.

Flowers: Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl: Alpha-button fashions
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl and Prism cardstock

For the Flag card:

Paper: Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl (red) Creative Imaginations (blue) and Prism cardstock
Prima flowers
Brads: Making Memories


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