Monday, March 23, 2009

Playing Catch Up

After spending the weekend away last weekend, this weekend was my catch up weekend. I am still doing laundry. Yuck! I was able to get caught up on some of the sketches I missed while I was away. The card below was one of the Verve Sketch challenges. I used the new set Everlasting Life that was part of the March release. This is really a beautiful set.

This next card was the MFT Sketch for last week. I used pink and black for Celebrate MFT Day which is the 20th of each month. This card makes me wish for Spring. I just love having geraniums in my garden!

This next one is the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast from last week. I made it with the Welcome Home set from Lizzie Anne Designs. The card is for my parents who just moved into their new house last weekend.

Don't you just love Monsters, Inc. My boys love that movie. This little monster is from MFT's March release and it is called appropriately, Monsters Inc. They had two really cute monster sets this month. One was cutesy and one was funky, but I love them both.

This is the Mojo Monday sketch from today. I actually got it done on the day it was posted. I used another stamp from the Miss Anya set from The Greeting Farm. I finally cleaned up all the cards I made and separated them into groups. I have a whole box each of birthday and blank cards, but I needed more thank yous and holiday cards.

It was a slow day here today so I got the chance to make two cards this morning. This one is also an MFT stamp called Happy Mother's Day. I bought this set last May and this is the first time I have used it since there were obviously no reason to make a Mother's Day card for the past 10 months.

Thanks for stopping my. I will try to remember to post some more stuff on here before the end of the week. I have a feeling I am going to get really behind on making cards since my family and I will be involved in the spring play at church. We are doing "The Walls of Jericho." It should be fun, but a lot of work too.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anya Cards

This card is the sketch from Taylored Expressions. I used Rockstar Anya and glittered her up. The music notes are from the Rockstar Hanna set. I used the letter "U" from a Stampin' Up alphabet set that I have had forever and the "rock" from a Stamping Bella sentiment.

This is another one of the stamps from the Miss Anya Collection. This one is in anticipation of my girls only weekend coming up. Our church is hosting a ladies retreat in Lancaster, PA. We are staying at a resort and will have Friday and Saturday afternoons to shop the outlets. Bring on the sales!!

Hunny Bunny

I just love getting free stamps! I won this set from All That Scraps during the release of their March stamp sets. This little guy is from their Hunny Bunny set. It was the one set from their release that I wanted the most so I was especially excited when that is the one that I won! Couldn't you just cuddle this little cutie! I used the sketch from Mojo 77 to make this card.

Paper Makeup Stamps

I got my first order of stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps. This little fairy is called Elle. Isn't she sweet! The PMS Blog posted an embellishment challenge this week and this is my card. I am one of those strange people who does not like to do challenges on company blogs with stamps from other companies so I had to wait until my stamps came in to participate. I'm just weird that way, plus I buy more stamps.

Bellarific Friday-Part 3

This week's Bellarific Friday is a color challenge from products in the Stamping Bella store. I used my cute little Queen Bee stamp for the card. I doodled around the cardstock to make it interesting. The added challenge this week was to use at least one button. Check out Bloggabella on Friday to see all of the cards sent in.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Verve Release Day!

Today is release day for Verve Stamps. Verve is offering several ways to win the new stamps being released tonight by posting comments on the Verve Blog and also by completing challenges on the Verve Blog and the Mojo Monday Blog. The card above is my card for the sketch challenge on the Verve Blog. Verve is releasing 8 new sets tonight! I can't wait to see them all at once!

MFT Guest Designer 14

My Favorite Things hosts a guest designer challenge every month after their release party. This month I decided to enter. I made a diary out of a notebook. This month's challenge was to use buttons. I have had these clear buttons for months and finally decided to use them. The design paper is retired B&T paper from Close to my Heart. I love the soft paisley print, but it was a pain to try and photograph. The stamp I used was Bling Bet from MFT. I used Stickles glitter on the dots because I did not have enough rhinestones to fill in all of the letters.

Close up of the cover.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lots of New Cards

I am finally getting a chance to upload some of the cards I did this week. Below is another one of the new Amimals stamps from Stamping Bella. This one, of course, is turtle. I used BSC70 from Splitcoast Stampers. The paper is from Close to my Heart.

This next one is my entry into the MFT Idol competition. I used Cupcake Flopsey and the SC217 sketch from Splitcoast. The pattern paper is the new MFT Summer Paper Pack. The ribbon is also from MFT and is part of their Summer Ribbon Pack. I added some sparkle with Shimmerz Blingz on the cupcake and Platinum Liquid Pearls is dotted onto the scallops.

At first I was not sure if I really liked the Flopsey line from My Favorite Things, but they have kind of grown on me. I am excited about the new release tonight and the Tea with Flopsey set. I am a big tea drinker so any set that has anything to do with tea is really my cup of tea!

This last one is the Bellarific Friday challenge for this week. I got the rhinestones in the dollar section at Michael's. All of the cardstock is from CTMH. The stamp is BeeDay Huggabug. These little bugs are just so adorable. I can't wait to see what is released on Friday from Stamping Bella!

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow Day Stamping

We have a snow day here in New Jersey and so I got to spend a few hours stamping this morning. I got to play with my new stamps from My Favorite Things. One is a sneak peek at a new set coming on March 4th called Hangin' with my Peeps!

This first card uses the Cupcake Flopsey set from MFT. It came in the mail on Saturday along with my MFT VIP package. Flopsey is just so cute! The paper is the spring 6x6 paper pack from MFT. I love it some much I will probably order the digital paper pack so I never run out! the sketch for this card is the TECC57 from Taylored Expressions.

This is the new set from MFT being released on Wednesday night. It is called Hangin' with my Peeps! I just love these cute little chickies! The paper was a free download from Gina K. The sketch was this week's challenge from Mojo Monday.

The Who's that Girl challenge in the MFT Forum on Splitcoast today is Who's that eGirl? I used the Weekend Sketch Challenge 70 as the layout. The paper is also a free download from Gina K called Neopolitan.

The last card was using the Viva la Verve March 01 sketch. I used Hockey Riley from Hanna Stamps and my favorite hockey colors orange and black. Go Flyers!