Jan 30, 2010

splish splash...

watch out...here comes another one! i think this little girl is so stinking cute! i saw the little bubble bubbles (under the buttons!) and knew i had to use this for my other atc swap using buttons.

splish splash
stamps: studio g
digi stamps: heather ellis
cardstock: certainly celery, stampin up pp
ink: baja breeze, crushed curry
embellishments: prismacolor markers, buttons

Jan 27, 2010

little house...

so there was a discussion over at the shack about embellies we don't use that often. buttons came up as one of those things. i have tons of them. like ribbon, i buy them often and rarely use them. but they are so cute! so i issued a challenge of sorts. i'm hosting two different swaps (because that many people wanted to play!) where we have to make an atc and use buttons. here's how my first one turned out. i also used digistamps and regular stamps again. i love them both!

little house
stamps: stampin up
digi stamps: whimsie doodles
cardstock: hot fudge-mft; bo bunny pp
ink: baja breeze, certainly celery, chocolate chip, tangerine tango, vintage sepia
embellishments: prismacolor markers, buttons

Jan 24, 2010

don't faint...it's a card...

don't faint! i actually made some cards today! i just love this digistamp from heather ellis and i made some atcs a few weeks ago that i thought were cute. so it inspired me to make some cards! the sentiment inside says "friends come in all shapes and sizes"

stamps: su, inkadinkadoo, stamping bella
digistamps: heather ellis
cardstock: close to cocoa, kraft, purely pomegranate, su pp
ink: onyx black, soft sky, baja breeze, certainly celery
embellishments: prismacolor markers, su & making memories ribbon

inchie or 6...

inchies. know what they are? they are a work of art that is 1 inch by 1 inch. i think i've posted about them before. no, i'm sure i've posted about them before. whatever. point is, i made something with some. jennifer posted a cute card on her blog using inchies and i loved how it looked. so i tried it with an atc. it is perfect for atc size. six inchies fit perfectly!! and i adore this flopsey. who wouldn't? a cute flopsey and a pie? get out!! i feel a swap coming on!!

stamps: my favorite things
cardstock: barely banana, tempting turquoise
ink: onyx black
embellishments: prismacolor markers

Jan 18, 2010

anywhere but here...

i'm sure i'm not the only one that can relate to this atc. i hate ironing. that's why i don't think i own anything that requires being ironed. kerry does, on the other hand. but he doesn't mind doing it...or he would rather do it himself than listen to me whine about doing it!! anyhoo...this is for merry's riley atc swap. the sentiment is from my favorite things, twisted too set. i love it!! i debated between the 'anywhere but here' or 'talk dirty to me'. both were applicable!

anywhere but here
stamps: riley, my favorite things
cardstock: cranberry crisp, morning marigold-su; recollections pp
ink: onyx black, cranberry crisp
embellishments: prismacolor & sharpie markers
tools: corner chomper

Jan 17, 2010

two pots...

ok, i branched out on this atc and tried a new technique.  amy from the shack posted a link to this tutorial and i thought i'd give it a shot.  it took a little experimenting, but i finally figured it out.  i {heart} this flopsey set.  it is so cute!  and i hope this works ok for the swap that my fellow shackie, kristy, from australia is hosting.  the theme is 'emotions' so i figured this is a very real emotion!

two pots
stamps: my favorite things, basic grey
cardstock: pink pirouette, purely pomegranate
ink: onyx black, purely pomegranate
embellishments: prismacolor markers,
other: nestabilities

Jan 16, 2010


seriously. this is my third penguin post this week! what can i say? i love them! this little gem is for cheryl's 'love, love, love' swap. and i love, love, love how this turned out!

stamps: river city rubber works, studio g
cardstock: hot fudge-mft; pink pirouette, riding hood red
ink: onyx black, pink pirouette, riding hood red
embellishments: prismacolor markers
other: corner chomper

Jan 15, 2010

candy canes and penguins...

yes, i know that christmas is over, but sherri hosted a candy cane atc swap and this is my atc for it. i love this little penguin!

penguin candy canes
stamps: jessica lynn originals, ctmh
cardstock: hot fudge-mft; kraft-bazzill; american crafts pp
ink: vintage sepia, onyx black
embellishments: white gel pen, prismacolor markers, silver brads, other: corner chomper

whoot whoot...

here is another hybrid stamped atc. my love for owls is getting right up there with my love for penguins! and i am totally loving the digi stamps. it's so nice to reposition them however you need them and make them bigger or smaller to fit your project. and then there's the instant gratification of downloading them as soon as you buy them! this is for my owl themed swap.

whoot whoot
stamps: kim hughes, stampin up
digi stamps: digistamp boutique
cardstock: river rock, rich razzleberry
ink: chocolate chip, vintage sepia
embellishments: prismacolor markers

got floaties?

this cute little guy makes me want to throw on some swim fins and hop in the pool!! hence the pool fun atc swap.

got floaties?
stamps: riley
cardstock: pacific point, bashful blue
ink: yoyo yellow, pacific point
embellishments: prismacolor markers, glossy accents
other: cb embossing folder

ps i added some glossy accents to his swim mask so it looked like a real one!

Jan 14, 2010

tropical paradise...

i've mentioned before my love of penguins. they are adorable. in any shape or form. i'm hosting a perky penguin atc swap and this i my creation for it. i just can't stand how cute this penguin is! i love the shell bikini top!!

tropical paradise
stamps: river city rubber works, studio g, inkadinkadoo
cardstock: cool caribbean, su pp
ink: river rock, soft sky-su; majestic blue, vintage sepia, onyx black-versafine
embellishments: prismacolor markers

guess what?

this is an atc i made with traditional rubber stamps and digi stamps. i think the buzzword is "hybrid stamping". whatever it is, i like both versions. the digi stamp is by heather ellis, who also designs for one of my favorite stamp companies, my favorite things. this stamp is from her 'pure innocence' set. i made these atcs for my "a little birdie told me..." then i realized there is only a tiny bird on it, but it fits so well!!

guess what?
stamps: stampin up, inkadinkadoo
digi stamps: heather ellis
cardstock: melon mambo, stampin up pp
ink: soft sky, certainly celery
embellishments: prismacolor markers, stickles

Jan 12, 2010

2010 coaster calendar...

last year i had a swap where we made a monthly calendar with coasters (it's here). i was asked it i was going to host another one for 2010 so i figured why not! i'm glad i did. it turned out amazing (as usual...everyone is awesome!). here is the calendar.

Jan 9, 2010

breast cancer riley...

there is a set of stamps featuring a little moose named riley. a whole line of rileys in different character, seasons and careers. this little riley is ribbon riley. i suppose he could be supporting whatever cause uses a ribbon. i made him be supporting breast cancer. since i'm hosting a breast cancer awareness atc swap over at the shack. he's such a cute little moose. i've got a ton of swaps coming up, so hopefully i'll be posting a lot in the next little while. stay tuned!

pink ribbons
stamps: riley (?)
cardstock: pink pirouette, rose red, melon mambo
ink: onyx black, rose red
embellishments: prismacolor markers, ribbon-su, cb embossing folder, stickles

ps i thought it needed some bling so i added stickles to the ribbon!


i got a slew of new prismacolor markers for christmas. (no, i haven't jumped on the copic marker bandwagon...i love my prismacolors!) i did have the ones prior to christmas stored in the blue boxes on top of the white shelves. but since i pretty much doubled the number i have, i had to figure out a different method for storing them! thank goodness for chipboard! i had some pretty heavy thick chipboard that i cut down and made pseudo dividers out of them. so far, it's working pretty well! the other blue hold has my bic mark it markers (which i love just about as much!) and the little tin pail has my sharpies. i have a thing for markers!! and as you can see from the little holder, i'm in desperate need of putting my atcs away!!

Jan 2, 2010

back in the craft room...

ahhh...a new year, new swaps! i just signed up to host 5 new atcs swaps over at the shack. i must be crazy. not only am i hosting about a dozen, not counting my 6 month summer circle journal swap, i'm also in about a dozen more. geeze. what was i thinking? i got a jump on the a few that are coming up soon today. both are being hosted by chris. the first one is a cute critter theme. i have this cute set of stamps from my favorite things and i was looking at them the other day and thought it would be cute for this theme.

stamps: my favorite things
cardstock: hot fudge-mft
ink: onyx black,soft suede, baja breeze
embellishments: prismacolor markers

the other swap theme was feathered friends. i went through all my stamps that could fit this theme and nothing was really jumping out at me. then i found this cute stamp by maryse carrier (oh how i wish she was still making new stamps!) and i just wanted to use it.

stamps: maryse carrier
cardstock: apricot appeal, certainly celery
ink: onyx black, tangerine tango
embellishments: prismacolor markers, cuttlebug embossing folder, american crafts ribbon