Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bella Sport Swap Card

I am hosting a All Sports Swap on SCS. I always participate in my swaps. The cards I have received so far are amazing! I chose this Bella by stampingbella.com to use for my cards. I think her name is Golfabella. The cardstock is all textured from Die Cuts With a View. The patterned paper is from Joann's, but it was a scrap that did not have the manufacturer on it. I used my trusty prismacolor pencils and OMS to color her. She has stickles on her shirt and hat. I used my five year old's silver pen to color her golf club. The ribbon is by Offray. The sentiment is from a Studio G set from Michael's. I've never tried this layout before. I'll use it again!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer is Here

I have to preface this post with a fact. My maiden name is Utter. For my entire time as an Utter, people would always think Udder as in cows. I embraced it and ended up collecting cow stuff. So, when TAC (The Angel Company) came out with this set, I was so excited! One of the sentiments is An Udder Birthday! I can't wait to use it for my Dad's birthday. This card was made using An Udder Birthday set from the spring supplement. My new catty should be here tomorrow; I'm so excited! To make this card I used SU! Yo Yo Yellow and Brilliant Blue. The patterned paper is from TAC. The ribbon is from Joann's. The dew drops were a gift from my dear friend, Chris. There are some black stickles on the spots of the cow and she was colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I hope you like her!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stampendous Bees

I love to swap on Splitcoast. I made cards tonight for a Stampendous Swap. I love the monkeys of course, but these bees are too cute! For this card I used SU! certainly celery on the base, basic black, and Making Memories embellishment papers from the Emma and Eliza Collections. There are some stickles on the wings, antennas, and salt shaker. My five year old wants to know why the bee is putting salt on watermelon. That's a really good question! It didn't seem strange until he said it. It's still adorable. The sentiment is from an older SU! set. The ribbon is from Joann's. I don't have any nestibilities, so I pulled out my Marvy punches. I still love them!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wine Glass Charms

I have been on a shrinky dink kick lately. There is a bridal shower this weekend that I cannot attend, but I made the bride some wine glass charms. I made them with white polyshrink by Grafix, my snap stamps by Karen Foster, prismacolor pencils and fun beads I found on clearance at Walmart. The words I stamped were: dream, inspire, cherish, and imagine. I hope the bride likes them as much as I do.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My first post

I am so excited! I am figuring this whole blog world out slowly. This is the most recent card I have made. Anyone who knows me knows I love Stampingbella.com and coffee. This is a card I made for a coffee swap hosted by my friend, Kimberly on Splitcoaststampers. As I figure all this out, I promise to provide some links. This card was made with SU! brocade blue and chocolate chip cardstock. The patterned paper is from I stash I have had forever. I always colors these girls with prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The flower and brad are from the Target Dollar spot, where I tend to do a lot of my shopping! I love this fold. I think I remember it being called a Z fold. Love it! Enjoy!