Sunday, June 28, 2009

Two Hanna Stamps Cards

I am working on catching up on this month's Hanna Stamps Challenges. The card below is done for the Hanna Stamps June New Set Challenge. The challenge was to use the new Glam Girls set to make a card, but you had to use at least two of the girl stamps as well. I found the DP stuffed in my paper folder and liked the colors. I added Black Stickles to both dresses and then added some Pixie Dust Shimmerz to the blue dress. Very sparkly. The flowers are also sparkly since I used the shimmer flowers from MFT and long with black satin ribbon.

Now the second card is a bit more fun. I used Liberty Riley for Hanna Stamps Challenge 74. The theme of this challenge was Stars & Stripes. Of course, I didn't have any stars and stripes paper so I just put it aside and went to play online. As I was browsing the forums on SCS I saw mention of new digital paper downloads on the Gina K site so I went to check them out. Sure enough, there was on called Stars & Stripes. Yea! I loved how it turned out. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Maybe give it to my mom on July 4th when we are there for a cookout?


Since Taylored Expressions is taking a bit of a vacation during their move, I decided to try to catch up on the challenges I missed. Here is cupcake challenge 73. I used the beach bag from TE's Beach Bum set. I found these little fish brads collecting dust in the cabinet and put them to use finally. The paper is a free download this month from Gina K. The name of the paper is so me...Jersey Shore!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Catch Some Rays

This month's VIP Package from My Favorite Things featured the new Who's That Girl set called Catch Some Rays. I just love this set! I just wish that could be me, sitting poolside or better yet on the beach. I used the sketch from the MFT Sketch Challenge 87 on SCS. I will be playing with this set again soon.

You can view more samples of this set in the MFT forum beginning on Monday, June 29th. The set will be released on Wednesday, July 1st during the release party on SCS. Come join the fun!

Hanna Stamps Challenges

I have been neglecting so many projects this spring, but I got a chance to do this week's challenge in the Hanna Stamps forum on SCS.

This week was a sketch challenge (my favorite) so I broke out an old set called SPF50. I did this card on thursday when I was supposed to have gone to the beach for the day, but my plans fell through and so I took out my sorrow in my stamp room. I just wish I looked this good in a bathing suit.

Bella Birthday Challenges

In honor of Emily's 37th birthday, there was a bit of a party on Splitcoast on Thursday night. During the party, two challenges were posted. Since I had so much fun on the blog hop and my Bellas have been sorely neglected as of late, I decided to give both of them a try.

For my first card, I used my unused Peek-a-boo-abella. I have had this stamp since the last release in May and have not used it. Shame on me! I used some old DP from Close to my Heart.

For the second card, I used another neglected stamp from last month's release called Lady Owlie with her Sign. This stamp has been on my table for weeks and I never got around to using it. I am so glad I did. She is so sweet.

Stay tuned. I have more to post including a sneek peek from My Favorite Things upcoming release.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bella Birffday Blog Skip, Hop, and Dance

Welcome to the Birthday Blog Skip, Hop & Dance sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

OK. So I am sitting at my computer playing around last night when it suddenly occurs to me that I have neglected to make anything for the Bella Blog Hop. Duh! So off to the dining room I go at 10:30pm and set to work. Of course since it is a birthday party, I pulled out my Sweet Stack by DCWV. What goes better with cakes and cupcakes than Cupcakeabella. She has been my favorite Bella for a while, but I have only had her a short time. Now I know Da Bella loves the bling so I had to give her some glam. I used rhinestones as the center for the flower and along the sentiment. As I was searching through my Bella Baubles, I noticed that I had no red for the cherry so instead I used the Hot Lips Baubles and colored the cherry red behind it. Next there are Cotton Candy Stickles all over the icing. Yum!

Now how about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, Da Bella have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blog will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $40 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part one knows who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winner will be announced on Monday in the Splitcoast Forum. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Lisa's Blog. Have a great day and Happy Birffday Em!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hanna Stamps DT Call

Hanna Stamps has put out a design team call in the Hanna Stamps Forum on SCS. I made this card for that call. I used one of my favorite Hanna Stamps sets called Get Well Hanna. I just love all the swirls on the bedposts. My other favorite Hanna is Cafe Hanna. Maybe I will have to make a card with her soon...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Favorite Challenge 3

One last card for today. I made this for my neighbor who is about to have a baby any day, if she hasn't already. I used the MFT stamp set called Snuggle Bunnies. This card was also made for the My Favorite Challenge 3, which was to make a gate-fold card.

More tomorrow...

Getting Caught Up

Since I am pretty well caught up on my paperwork, I got a chance to catch up on some cards this week. I made three yesterday and then today I deleted them from my camera and my hard drive before I remembered about putting them on here. Oh well, they were Father's Day cards anyway and this way they won't be seen before the big day.

I made the above card using the MFT Sketch Challenge 85 from last week. I have had this stamp on my table for weeks and have not had any mojo to do anything with it. I just love these cute little owls!

This next card is made with four different Huggabug stamps from Stamping Bella. I used Buzzy, Lovey, Head Over Heels, and Miles Huggabug. This is the sketch for this weeks Bellarific Friday. When I saw the four squares on the sketch, I new I had to dig out my little bugs.

Have a great day! Talk to you again soon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Playing with Bellas

I got a chance to play with some of my Stamping Bella stamps this week. The card above was for Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday challenge. I used Branching Out Owlies (one of my favorites) to make a get well card.

This card uses Soccermomabella. It was part of the Show and Tell Challenge on SCS in the Stamping Bella forum. The challenge was to make a card using a Stamping Bella stamp the best describes you. I have been shuttling boys to baseball for the past several months and soccer will be starting soon so this was a no brainer. Unfortunately there is not a baseballmomabella because that is so me right now, but the end is in sight!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I can't believe it has been 6 weeks since I posted anything here. Things have been crazy first with the play and now with baseball and softball. The card below is the only card I have made in weeks. I entered it into the Hanna Stamps May New Set Challenge and won two stamps sets from Hanna Stamps. I am so excited!

The card uses retired paper from CTMH. The stamp set is Pool Party from Hanna Stamps. It is embellished with glitter paper from Target and summer brads by Making Memories. Hopefully it will not be another six weeks before I get back into making cards.