Sunday, December 25, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
stamps: every little bit
ink: red, turq, olive, daffodil, black, sahara
paper: white, real red
accessories: 1" circle punch, blender pen, white signo pen
That's it. I'm done. No more Christmas stuff. I just can't do it anymore. LOL! Can you believe Christmas is on Sunday?! Insane. I'll be taking a blogging break for a bit but I'll be back in January with some nifty stuff to show. I want to wish you all a very Happy Holidays! I really appreciate my readers and am thankful that you guys continue to stop by and check out my stuff. Have yourselves a wonderful New Year!
Head over to the Stampin' Royalty Blog to see what the DT has come up with. Ske-doosh.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
stamps: every little bit, short & sweet
paper: crumb CS, brights DSP stack, white CS, red, pacific, olive CS
accessories: buttons #5 die, 1" circle punch, black journal marker
I can take ZERO credit for this amazing clean and simple design. As I was trying (read: failing) to come up with something über cute for the challenge this week, I came across a gorgeous card on Pinterest. I clicked through to the source and realized it was made by none other than the amazingly talented, Leanne Pugliese. Her blog is one of my top faves in my Google Reader. Do yourself a favour and go check out her blog if you haven't already. You're in for a visual treat. I really didn't change much at all on my card aside from the buttons and the base colour, so I thank Leanne for the inspiration in my time of dire need (I'm sure you can all agree that when I say "dire need", it's no exaggeration... having no mojo fits the definition, right?).
After much thought on the matter, Keesh has decided to shut down the Inkspirations Challenge Blog. I'd like to publicly thank her and my fellow Inkspirations DT members for such a wonderful time creating with them. I'd also like to thank my readers that participated in the challenges, as well. It has been a lot of fun! Ske-doosh.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
stamps: tiny tags
ink: black, olive
paper: red glitter paper
accessories: red brights button, tiny tag punch, linen thread, olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon,
glue dots, 1/16" circle handheld punch, clear ornament
I'm home with the always lovely and entertaining stomach flu today. (insert sarcasm font here) I have too many things to do to have the stomach flu. ricka-fracka-ricka-frack. Ske-barf.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
(sad Blackberry photos again...my apologies)
Yes, yes...*another* messenger bag. Not very original but I haven't shared this one yet and everything else I'm making right now is for a future challenge. I don't want you guys to think I don't love you. So, who's done all the Christmas prep? Bwahahahahaaha! I'm not anywhere close. I've decided to stop stressing about it. Christmas will still happen even if my shortbread isn't made, right? I've got a blitz of handmade gifts to make this week and the baking will have to take the backseat. I'm zen, yo.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I have to confess that I'm tired of making Christmas stuff. It happens to me every year. Christmas burn-out before it even starts. So, I'm sharing a creepy sock monkey card instead. Merry Creepy Monkey Day, everyone!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
stamps: i dig you, woodgrain, a comme amie (retired), canvas BG (retired)
ink: turq, pumpkin, olive, daffodil, red, black
paper: turq, red, olive, black CS
accessories: scallop square die, oval punch, scallop oval punch, daffodil ribbon, dimensionals, my wicked awesome sewing machine
I made this card for my youngest son's friend's birthday coming up this weekend. He's an all boy kinda boy and loves all things trucks. I think he'll dig on this colour combo, too. I will never tire of this combination of colours. It reaches out and grabs your attention every. single. time. Love it.
Head over to the Stampin' Royalty Challenge blog to see what cool things the ladies have made with the sketch this week. Ske-doosh.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
ink: craft white
paper: crumb, olive, red
embellishments: rhinestones, peacelovejoy die strip, simple snowflake punch, my wicked awesome sewing machine
Those of you in the stamping world, of course, know Carrie Gaskin. You know...the one that makes amazing cards with all the awesome details that have you shaking your head in amazement while thinking to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Ya, that one. Well, Carrie recently started her own challenges on her blog, The Artistic Avenger (how *awesome* is that name, eh?) called the KAPOW Kreative Challenge.
I'm honored to be the KAPOW Kreative Challenge Guest Designer for this week. There's nothing that Carrie Makes that doesn't absolutely wow me and she has surrounded herself in good company with the ladies on her design team. Head on over there and check out their gorgeous creations for this week.
My favourite memory of Carrie from convention was her telling me that she was going to throw her underwear at me while I was giving a presentation at a demo booth. She's clearly a big fat chicken because she never followed through but I adore her anyway.
We'd love for you to play along with us in the challenges! Maybe if I like your card enough, I throw my underwear at you? Ske-doosh.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Hey! Guess who forgot to prepare her Inkspirations Challenge post again? I'll give you three guesses. ; ) Head over and see what the ladies have made this week. Ske-doosh.