Monday, March 23, 2009

This was a card that I designed using a layout from Queen Kat Designs at It's another great website to check out if you aren't familiar. I have purchased some grab bags from her and they were awesome. I also have a long list of stamps that I want to purchase. You can never have too many stamps, right? Hmm...I might be bias or at least addicted! Let me know what you think of the card. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

New Stampin' Up! Toys

Here's a card that I did for an SU Occassions Swap. It uses the new Oval All set that comes out in April. The stamp set coordinates with the new Oval Scallop punch which I love! Let me know what you think!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Not the greatest picture, but I think you get the idea! All of the paper on this card is from SU and the image is from a Riley Stamp. There are tons of cute Riley images and you can get them at I just love coloring in these images. Perfect for using your Prismacolor pencils!

New Cards!!!

I was playing the other day with my prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits and this is one of the cards that I came up with. The image is from Inkadinkado stamps and I think it is adorable. After is was colored I added some glitter to give it a little sparkle. The paper is some older Creative Memories paper that I had on hand. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

MFT April Guest Designer Call

Here is my submission for MFT's Guest Designer call for April. The challenge was to use buttons in your design. I had originally pulled out my MFT images but this just seemed to work for me today. It's an older SU Sale-A-Bration set and one of my favorites. I just love the quotes that it comes with. The set is called Happy Harmony. I hope you enjoy! Oh, and if you haven't checked out the stamps at My Favorite Things you should!

Cracked Class Technique

This is a great technique! If you haven't tried it you definitely should. I stamped the Upsy Daisy image from Stampin' Up! on whisper white paper. You have to use Ultra Thick Embossing Powder by UTEE. After you stamp your image, apply Versamark over the entire image. Cover with the embossing powder and heat with the heat gun. It will be bumpy. Once the image is cool, cover it with Versamark and repeat. You will do this once more for a total of three times. By the third time you emboss the image will be much smoother. Pop the image in the freezer for about 5 minutes. When you pull the image out of the freezer, bend the image various ways for it to crack. It's a pretty easy technique that gives great results. If you want a more aged look, sponge ink into the cracks. I hope you get the chance to try this and let me know what you think.

Party Hearty!

I have a couple of cards to share with you today. Please forgive my amateur photography. I have yet to master the technique of photographing cards. If you have any tips, please share! The first card is one that I will be demonstrating at an upcoming Stampin' Up! home class. The picture really doesn't do the card justice. The party hats are stamped on Whisper White using the marker technique. I then ran the image through the Xyron and glittered it. Very sparkly in real life!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hello Everyone!

Well here I am...Finally! I may officially be the last one to enter the world of blogging. I suppose it's better late than never. I can't wait to share all of my creations with you. I hope you also enjoy them. Until next time...