Friday, October 30, 2009

TCP Tuesday...

Wowzas. Its been forever since I've posted (or made) a TCP card. And I had totally forgotten how much I love these stamps. So Amy was the Hostess with the Mostest a few weeks ago and issued a TCP Tuesday Buttons Challenge. I looked through all my sets b/c I wanted to somehow incorporate it into the image. And lo and behold, this image came to mind. The wheels of Sprinkles train fit my BG buttons purr-fectly.

I even broke out my super old Memory Box Christmas paper pack. I think the old school MB style of bold, bright colors and not too much of the distressed look matches Sprinkles to the T.

The Dets:
Stamps: TCP Candyland Christmas, Deck the Halls
Paper: MB holly berry, key lime and Christmas paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine, Copics, Spica glitter pens
Accessories: BG buttons, MS punch, ribbon

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Verve-age

So I had intended to post pictures of my latest project. However, it is a pressie for my li'l sis, who's birthday is in a bit. So on the off chance that she (or my mom) happens upon this post, I've opted to wait. I'll probably post the project next week sometime.
Anyway this is a quickie card I did on a mojo sketch I really really liked. I used my favoritest and well-loved Verve set Wishing You. I'm sure you've heard me spout the fabulousness about this set, but it truly rocks.

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Wishing You
Paper: MB vanilla bean, BG indian summer paper pack
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent chocolate
Accessories: kaiser jewels, ribbon, MS punch

Monday, October 26, 2009

CCC Take 2

Okay...second post of the night. This week's Copic Color Challenge was to use Olive (G99), Amethyst (V17) and Orange (YR68). I've been using this green, orange and purple combo for alot of my halloween cards, so it was a bit of a challenge to make it un-halloweeny.

Anyways, I finally inked up my TGF's Susie Surprise. I think she's adorable, but mostly I bought her for the cupcakes that came with it. Only I havent really made a card w/ those cupcakes...

Hopefully the card is not too halloween-y.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Susie Surprise, Amuse happy birthday
Paper: Poppy snow and cedar, MB vanilla bean, SU!
Ink: Versafine black, Versacolor orange, Memento black, Spica black
Accessories: Cuttlebug swirls, Nesties ribbon tag, ribbon

Short and Sweet Verve-age

Its rainy and gloomy and my card that I was working on for the CCC is just not happening. So...I decided to post instead.

Mostly I was just super jazzed that the star w/ the flourishes fit perfectly inside my Nesties labels 9. So I stamped it in some pink and embossed the sentiment in some brilliance chocolate. I layered it on top of my new favorite BG paper pack and ta-dah. Quick and super easy verve-age.

No idea what I'm going to use the card for...

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Starstruck
Paper: MB begonia & mocha, BG indian summer paper pack
Ink: Versamagic pink petunia, Brilliance pearlescent chocolate
Accessories: BG buttons, ribbon, Spellbinders label 9, cuttlebug swiss dots, krafters floss, embossing powder

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Me thinks I tend to post in groups of stamp sets...

I try to intersperse my posts, but normally when I sit down for some stamping, I tend to use like one set and make a bunch of cards. And thus there's a whole bunch of posts looking alike.

But oh well.

I decided to post this card b/c it was for the Bellarific Friday/Saturday cards today. This weeks theme was flowers. And I dont really have any bella stamps that are specifically flower tied, but I always kind of thought that Agnes Ketto's skirt looked a bit like flower petals.

Anyway I even broke out my martha stewart punch, which I bought specifically for a project but havent started said project. And I got to use my new spellbinder ribbon tags. Have I mentioned how much I *love* my bug???

The Dets:
Stamps: Stamping Bella Agnes Ketto, Savvy Stamps thank you
Paper: MB, BG indian summer
Ink: Copics, Brilliance graphite black & rocket red gold
Accessories: Spellbinder ribbon tags, MS flower punch, stickles, kasier jewel stickers, paper piercer

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Spooktacular Mojo Monday

I hadnt intended to post any more halloween cards. But since I based it off a Mojo Monday Sketch and actually finished it on time, I figured what the heck.

I got to use my brand newish Spellbinders labels 9. Do you have any idea how much I love these little dies? They're fan-tabulous. After I die cut it, I ran it through my bug again using the swiss dots folders. I think I dot just about everything now.

Probably cant really tell b/c the paper is too dark, but I also adhered some orange jewel stickers to both sides of the bottom panel.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Spooktacular, MB Trick or Treat
Paper: MB Mango, BG eerie paper pack, white & black cardstock
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: kaiser jewels, ribbon, cuttlebug swiss dots, spellbinders labels 9

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Floaty Piggy

I was going through my file of pictures to post and realized that I completely forgot to post this little guy. This may be the last of the piggy cards I had done, but this was by far my favorite.

You cant see that clearly in the pix, but I paper pierced a bit using my template to make it look like he's bouncing along. I'm not quite sure I'm ever going to learn that paper piercing on pattern paper doesnt really work so well.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Fly Away
Paper: MB Mocha, SU!, Cosmo Cricket good earth, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Black, Copics
Accessories: Cuttlebug swirls, kaiser jewels, ek success border punch

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Li'l Pumpkin Head SFYTT

So this is one of my last halloween cards I have made. Its a very late (like two or three weeks) card for Jen's SFYTT.

I seriously love this layout b/c it showcases one of my favorites in the BG eerie paper pack. I think alot of times paper I really like gets covered up by lots of layers. But the layout of this card shows off a single piece of pattern paper, but still adds dimension and interest to it.

Jen is a serious genius.

The Dets:
Stamp: TGF Spooktacular
Paper: MB licorice, SU!, BG eerie paper pack
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Black, Copics
Accessories: scalloped & standard marvy circle punch, cricut, ribbon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A {Mojo} Ode to Li

Li is awesome. But that's all I've gotta say on this subject. Anyway in honor of Li being awesome I thought this sentiment worked well. More verve-age, but Verve is awesome.

Anyway, I've had Agnes ketto forever now and havent inked her up yet. I even broke out my heat gun and embossing powder. I havent embossed in ages but I do love the way things come out.

So, I think she's adorable, and a bit sassy. I used a bit (...alot really) of gold smooch for her wings. And then I paper pieced parts of her dress.

I used my brand new cuttlebug (insert mass amounts of squealing here) w/ the spots and dots folder to create the pink panel. And then I used the spellbinder's labels 9 for the sentiment. The sketch is based on this weeks Mojo Monday. And hopefully Mr. Linky's not closed yet...

Here's a close up of Agnes Ketto in all her pink and gold glory.
The Dets:
Stamps: Stamping Bella Agnes Ketto, Verve Beautiful Kindness
Paper: MB espresso, SU!, BG indian summer paper pack
Ink: Copics, Brilliance graphite black & pearlescent chocolate
Accessories: gold smooch, ribbon, spellbinders label 9, cuttlebug spots & dots

Verve Project Parade Part 2

As promised, here are the four cards that I made as part of my verve project, Year of Cards. I should have my ode to Li later today, if not tomorrow.

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Wishing You
Paper: MB mocha & begonia, neenah white, BG porcelain paper pack
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent chocolate
Accessories: prima flower, ribbon, bg button, krafters floss, marvy scallop circle punch

The Dets:
Verve Wishing You, Meditations
Paper: MB raspberry, neenah white, BG lemonade paper pack
Ink: Versacolor raspberry & lime
Accessories: prima flower, ribbon, bg button, krafters floss, paper piercer

The Dets:
Verve Wishing You, Meditations
Paper: MB mocha, SU! always artichoke, neenah white, BG indian summer paper pack
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent chocolate, Versamagic pink petunia
Accessories: ribbon, bg button, krafters floss, marvy circle punch

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Wishing You
Paper: MB, neenah white, BG eskimo paper pack
Ink: Versacolor lime
Accessories: kaiser pearls, ribbon, bg button, krafters floss, ticket punch

Friday, October 16, 2009

Verve Project Parade

So this is a card project I put together for this month's Verve Project Parade. I was sooo excited to get my very first Verve sets this week. And the Wishing You set is hands down one of my all time favorites. Its just so pretty and elegant. It's a whole bunch of sentiments, but they're perfect for every occassion.

Anyway, this month's theme is Encouraging Words/Friendship. And I had the idea (b/c I'm in my holiday gift idea mode) to do a Year of Cards gift. Inside this little portfolio is a card for every "season." Sort of. And I'm always trying to figure out new ways of packaging my cards. I saw this idea on the SCS form, but it was for a smaller more photo album type deal. I thought it would be cute to modify it to hold the four seasonal cards.

I tried to choose four different Basic Grey paper packs that I thought coordinated with each season, Porcelain for Spring, Lemonade for summer, Indian Summer for fall and Eskimo for winter. I made four cards using each paper pack.

Then I created envelope holders for each card. It turned out a bit more complicated then originally planned b/c I couldn't just cut a piece of paper and glue it directly to the panel. I had to create...tabs? So the cards could slide into each pocket. Then I added a piece of the pattern cardstock so it had a bit more cohesive look.

I'll have more later this weekend with close-ups and details of the cards. But for now I'm having enough issues trying to format three pictures in one post. How do people do it??

The Dets:
Verve Wishing You, Beautiful Kindness
Paper: SU!, DCWV Latte mat stack
Ink: Brilliance pearlescent chocolate, Versamagic Pink Petunia
Accessories: White candy dots, MS punch, Marvy circle punch, cricut

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where o where...

Where oh where does the time go? I made this card on Sunday, and apparently, it is now Wednesday.

Anyway, this is the TE Sketch Challenge from last week Friday. And once again Taylor delivered a super fabulous sketch. I got to break out my new set from Verve. Oh how I love verve-age. Seriously...Nina's been hearing about it all week.

I stamped the sentiment from Meditations set in Versafine black. Then I went over it with the flower from the same set in some Versamagic ink. And I paper pierced both panels. Though I suppose it doesnt show up too well on the pattern panel.

But on the plus side, the week is over half over and tonight is Dance. And I am hoping that the Krump dude makes it. *fingers crossed*

The Dets:
Stamps: Verve Meditations
Paper: MB mocha, white cardstock, BG indian summer
Ink: Versafine black, Versamagic Pink Petunia
Accessories: ribbon, kaiser pearls, MS punch

Monday, October 12, 2009

Nico needs a girlfriend

Nico di Angelo needs a girlfriend. This is my new mission. Think Granger and S.P.E.W. Only its...NNAG...N-nag...hehe.

Anyone who's read Percy Jackson and the Olympians should know who I'm talking about. Nico maybe a little young now, but he needs a nice girlfriend. He's got alot of potential what with his father being...ooh, I dont wanna spoil it. But if you read the series, you know who I'm talking about.

And so for the first suitor (is it a suitor if its a chick?) I present Ms. Anya Frankenstella. Her hair's a bit wacky but the whole halloween theme might just suit Nico and

Of course you cant tell from the pix, but the whites in her hair is glitterfied. And I paper pieced the dress to make it matchy matchy. B/c while I'm still trying go get the hang of Stacey and Clinton "as long as it goes" theory.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Spooktacular
Paper: MB licorice, neenah white, BG eerie paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: halloween ribbon, stickles

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ginny Witch

Ginny is often my least favorite character in the HP series. I'm not quite sure why, I think she's just a bit blah. Actually I dont really dig any of the Weasleys with the exception of the Twins. But this li'l witch was just begging to for carrot red, Weasley hair...hence Ginny witch.

It may be hard to see in the pix but I cut the wording with my cricut then went over it all in a bit of black glitter. Okay more than a bit of black glitter.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Spooktacular
Paper: MB mango, black & white cardstock, BG eerie paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: Cricut, marvey scallop circle, stickles black glitter

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spooktacular Get Well

The hub's dad took a spill on his bike and he's injured. So this is the get well card I made for him. I've been on a halloween kick lately (read as: I've havent cleaned my craft table in a while and halloween papers are everywhere) so I made it a bit of a halloween-ish get well card.

The statement's a little cheesy but I had to tie in the mummy some how. And I hand wrote the sentiment b/c I was also too lazy to print it. :)

And so continues the halloween card parade. I think I only have about five more to go...

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Spooktacular
Paper: SU!, MB licorice, BG eerie paper pack
Ink: Memento, Copics, Copic multiliner black
Accessories: BG button, ribbon, kaiser pearls, krafter's floss

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Which Anya am I?

On this week's episode of Anyone for Anya, the challenge is to pick the Anya that best describes you. Supposedly it was an easy one, but I was completely stumped. See Anyas are cute, adorable, sweet...innocent looking. And I am really none of those.

So what's a girl to do when she's having an Anya identity crisis? Well she consults her wisest and most brilliantest zen-master-like friend. But I had none, so I went asked Nina instead. Hehe....

In true Nina-like fashion, she recommended I make a dizzy Anya. She claims that I'm dizzy...which I completely deny. And so Dizzy Flutter Anya was born. She came out a bit bigger than I planned, so it was a bit difficult to incorporate into a card.

On a completely off topic...anyone watch Dance tonight? That Krump dude totally ROCKS.

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Flutter Anya, Wordsworth alphabet set
Paper: Neenah, SU!, MB
Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Brilliance Graphite
Accessories: Kaiser pearls, ribbon, BG buttons, krafters floss

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I had this all done last night and it would've been a Mojo Monday on Monday...but...our internet was wonky. How lame.

So I loved this Mojo Monday sketchie. I saw it and thought it was terrific for my lil pumpkin guy from The Greeting Farm. I'm just a sucker for cutsey little giant pumpkin heads.

And so begins the halloween card parade...

The Dets:
Stamps: TGF Spooktacular set
Paper: MB mango, white & black cardstock, BG eerie paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento Black & Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Kaiser jewel stickers, ribbon, cricut, MU punches

Sunday, October 4, 2009

CCC Take 1

This week's Copic Color Challenge was G02-Y11-V15. And I just had to use my newly acquired digi-purchase from In Style stamps. Her name is Mykai and she is absolutely adorable. I know the blonde doesnt really match the japanese-y look but I thought it incorporated the yellow pretty well.

The layout took a bit long. It sat on my table for about three days before I finally committed to this one.

Digi-stamps are pretty cool b/c you can resize them w/ just a click of a mouse. The down side is they're harder to paper piece. And I've got so much great origami paper that would make an awesome kimono...

The Dets:
Stamps: In Style Mykai and Rubber Soul thank you
Paper: SU!, MB, BG whisteria
Ink: Copics, Memento black, Versafine black
Accessories: MS punch, MB jewel stickers, cuttlebug

Saturday, October 3, 2009

{Another} Swissy Saturday

In looking over my blog I think I should branch out. It seems like I've been posting the same images over and over and over again. But what can I say...I'm a creature of habit.

You cant really tell from the pix, but I paper pierced all around the edge of the pattern paper. I'm (slowly) learning that paper piercing works best on plain non-pattern paper. But I still pierce on pattern paper...go figure.

The Dets:
Stamp: CC Designs Heidi among the flowers
Paper: SU! Regal Rose(?), Neenah white, BG lemonade paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: prima flowers, BG buttons, ribbon

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Quickie post....

This is gonna be a quick one. Bones is on in two minutes.

This is yet another Hula Anya card. I was trying to experiment with blonde hair and I quite like the way it came out. I'm working on red but its not coming out all that great. Needs some work. I totally dig the sentiment cause I think its got a sort of hawaiian-y feel to it.

Its still very weird to see "Angelus" in the sunlight. And okay, since when does Cam have a kid??? What did I miss???

The Dets
Stamps: TGF Hula Anya, Stampendous Funky Thanks
Paper: MB Red Pepper and Lagoon, Neenah White, DCWV Citrus pattern paper pack
Ink: Copics, Memento Black, Versafine Black
Accessories: Kaiser jewel stickers, ribbon, paper piercer