Nov 28, 2009

more playing...

with photoshop and brushes. most of these are from the house of 3 christmas kits. they are awesome!!

Nov 27, 2009

snoopy christmas...

this atc is for tracy's cartoon swap. we had to use a cartoon image. i just love snoopy and this is one of my favorite christmas stamps, although i rarely use it!! i used stickles on the light bulbs to give them a little twinkle!

snoopy christmas
stamps: stampabilities
cardstock: wild wasabi, american crafts pp
ink: baja breeze
embellishments: stickles, prismacolor & bic markers

Nov 26, 2009

happy thanksgiving...

happy thanksgiving!

(a little goodie i made after my cool class with rhonna farrer.)

Nov 23, 2009

the end of the 2009 holiday cj...

and i'm so sad! it's always such a sad thing when the end of a circle journal comes to and end. it's a six month long project and so much work, but so worth it! i can't wait to get mine back! i kind of forgot what i did!! this is the entry for suzi's cj. i had a hard time doing it, because i didn't do very much that was exciting last christmas!!

a good christmas
stamps: stampin up
cardstock: three bugs in a rug pp
ink: cranberry crisp, onyx black
embellishments: stickles
font: ldj christmas troll

Nov 19, 2009

work in progress...

i have been crafting over the past few days. for the first time in a while, it's not for a swap!! a bunch of ladies i work with are having a craft boutique tomorrow night. i've been making some things to take and maybe sell. this is a set of 3x3 cards i made.

ps ignore the watermark. i posted this on my other blog and i didn't have a chance to change it!

Nov 14, 2009

jingle penguin...

i love penguins. i have probably more penguin stamps than i'll ever use. i even have a penguin tattoo! so i was so excited to join robin's penguin swap. i forgot about this cute little stamp until i was looking for another one i was going to use. he's so festive! and i found this cute american crafts ribbon at michael's the other day. and only a buck for a spool!! i love bargains!

jingle penguin
stamps: jessica lynn originals
cardstock: cranberry crisp-su, k*i memories pp
ink: cranberry crisp, onyx black
embellishments: american crafts ribbon, stickles, prismacolor & bic markers

Nov 13, 2009

i'm too sexy...

sherri is hosting the best themed swap of the year. it's a sexy squirrel swap. and i know this stamp is a little creepy rather than sexy, but i used it anyway!! i embellished the crap out of these. a little fun flock here. a little distressed stickles there. some glossy accents and a brad. sheesh!

i'm too sexy
stamps: recollections, su
cardstock: soft suede-su, recollections pp
ink: soft suede, vintage sepia
embellishments: fun flock, distressed stickles, glossy accents, brads

Nov 12, 2009

presents and trees...

here are the finished projects i mentioned in my previous post about the glitter. sans the glitter. i went for no glitter on one and embossing powder on the other. something that is much easier to control than glitter. i also decided to try something new. i'm an edge inker. i hate having uninked edges. almost all my stuff is inked. so i tried embossing the edges of this atc. i love how it worked out. i used versamark to ink the edge just like regular ink, then ran it through some embossing powder and viola! embossed edges! and who knew a window stamp could work for a present?

stamps: memory box
cardstock: going gray-su; candy apple-bazzill; pebbles pp
ink: versamark
embellishments: silver embossing powder, silver elastic cord

i used paper piecing on the tree, too. much cuter than the glitter i tried! i had origianlly tried to do something similar, using a glue pad and stamped the image and added glitter. each section of the tree a different color. but the glitter didn't stick all over. and it look horrid. i did add a speck of stickles to the this set, after i took the picture. i tried it on one of the stars on the trees, then decided i liked it!

o christmas tree
stamps: hero arts, hampton art stamps
cardstock: wild wasabi-su; hot fudge-my favorite things; su, pebbles, imaginisce patterned paper
ink: certainly celery, onyx black
embellishments: stickles

Nov 11, 2009


i've been fighting with glitter today. and i lost. but it was a good lesson in what not to do. and i ended up liking my projects much better than i orignally had them planned, without the glitter. i'll post them tomorrow. now i have to go do some heavy duty glitter clean up. that crap gets everywhere!

Nov 9, 2009

don't feed the animals...

i love all the animal stamps i have. when i sat down to make the atcs for suzi's "let's go to the zoo" swap, i drew a blank. so finally, i just grabbed a couple of animals and started stamping. i almost never make a 'rough draft' for lack of a better term, before i make my projects. but this time i did. once i figured out what animals i was using, it needed some words. so i figured out where to put them and printed it out! then finished my stamping! here's the end result.

don't feed the animals!
stamps: stampendous, my favorite things, imaginisce
cardstock: hot fudge-my favorite things, recollections pp
ink: soft suede, onyx black
embellishments: buttons-bazzill, hemp twine, bic & prismacolor markers
font: ck roxy alternate

don't hate us...

and the sentiments keep coming from river city rubber works. i love that place! this atc kind of came together by accident. i was looking a tag i had (left over from my tag swap) and i set it down to go do something. when i came back, i realized i laid it down right on top of a piece of cardstock that was the size of an atc. i loved how it looked, even though i knew i wasn't making a real tag. so i went with it and made this. it's for suzi's atc swap, rudolph & the guys. the reindeer stamp fits perfectly with the theme and the sentiment is great with the stamp!

don't hate us
stamps: river city rubber works, purple onion designs, stampin up
cardstock: riding hood red
ink: riding hood red, soft sky, onyx black
embellishments: extra large eyelets-we r memory keepers, ribbon-su, stickles, bic & prismacolor markers


here come the winter/christmas themed atcs!! this one is for a christmas ornament atc swap that chris is hosting (one of the dozens she is hosting!). i love embossing and don't do it enough. i usually use black craft ink and emboss with clear, or use a colored ink. i'm not a fan of colored embossing powder, mostly because i'm messy! so i branched out and used silver powder for this stamp. i love how it turned out.

stamps: stampendous
cardstock: baja breeze, cranberry crisp, basic grey pp
ink: true thyme, versamark
embellishments: silver embossing powder, prismacolor markers

Nov 6, 2009

your fault...

another great sentiment stamp from river city rubber works and the church ladies again. this one just makes me smile!! i made this card for a little contest over at the shack, but got eliminated in the third round. oh well.

your fault
stamps: river city rubber works
cardstock: river rock, cranberry crisp
ink: soft suede, versafine-vintage sepia
embellishments: flower brad