Friday, August 31, 2007

Wedding Bliss

One of my good friends from High School just got married a few weeks ago. She is super sweet so I really wanted to make her a nice wedding card. I knew I wanted to break into my new Rubber Romance bride stamp. I have actually had this image for a while but have not had a chance to ink it up. I stamped her on Stampin' Up Shimmery White card stock and colored her in with my prisma colors. I added liquid pearls on her dress and used it to add jewelry too. I then cut her out and placed her on some Chatterbox PP. Other card stock used is SU Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, River Rock and Basic Grey PP. The sentiment is from MFT "Sassy Sayings." The scalloped border was made by using my SU slit punch. The flower which I outlined with liquid pearls is one of Maya Roads clear blooms and the square brad is SU. The ring charm is actually some left over decorations from my wedding 3 years ago. They are actually wedding cake charms I never used. If you are interested the maker is Treasure Masters. Other accessories are SU Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and silver cord. Stay tuned for another My Favorite Things card tomorrow!! Don't forget that the new My Favorite Things "Shower Time" release is tomorrow and The Cat's Pajamas new website and Fall 2007 collection is now up!! You are going to love what you see.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak #3

Just as promised here is another sneak peak featuring the new My Favorite Things "Shower Time" set. It will be released on September 1st so don't forget to mark your calenders. For this card I did some paper piecing on the umbrella. I also applied some crystal effects to create the plastic/wet look. She was colored in with my prisma colors (Read here for a sweet prisma deal Kim is offering) The sentiment is MFT's Sassy Sayings. Card stock used is Stampin' Up Pomegranate, Pumpkin, Amethyst, Whisper White, and Basic Grey DP. The brads are Paper Studio and the ribbon is SU. The flower is Maya Road clear blooms which is covered with SU micro beads. The rhinestone center is K &Co. Techniques used are paper piercing, sponging, and faux stitching.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peak #3

We are officially only 2 days away from The Cat's Pajamas new Fall 2007 stamp set release!! How are going to love what Alma has in store for you. So since the release is just around the corner I decided I would share the last two examples I made with the awesome stamps. The first one is of Poochie in the chimney. Isn't he just to cute? I colored him in with my prismacolors and added some crystal effects to the ice on the roof. Card stock used is SU Certain Celery, Old Olive, Basic Black, Real Red, Bayou Blue, Whisper White, and DCWV Christmas pack. The ribbon is May Arts and the brads are SU.

The second card features the savvy little futuristic car with the Christmas tree on top. I stamped the image with my Stampin' Up markers and added stickles to the lights. The ribbon is SU and so is the silver cord. Card stock is SU River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White and DCWV. Technique used is paper piercing. Well I hope you have enjoyed my TCP's sneak peaks. Don't forget to mark your calenders for August 31 so you can get your hands on these adorable stamps.
BTW Toni is at it again and is offering another TCP's set on her blog. Tell her I sent you.
Stay tuned for some more MFT sneak peaks tomorrow.
Hugs, Ana

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My Favorite 48

Have you ever wanted to get your hands on some of the awesome Prismacolors..well here is your chance at a GREAT deal!! Kim from My Favorite Things is offering her "My Favorite 48" which will include the pencils, an alterable paint tin to hold them, a Pebbles click eraser, a sanding block and a collection of blending stumps for just $75! And she will even throw in the current mini set for only $5 dollars more but if you order before September 30th she will automatically upgrade your order so that it will include the new mini set with no extra charge. How cool is that??!! Check out Kim's blog for pictures and more details on the release. I am telling you ladies if you don't have prismacolors you are really missing out since they are AMAZING. They are the single tool that I use in almost ALL my cards. You can even check out Gina's craft critique where she compares other colored pencils. Like she says "You get what you pay for." So here is my version of the altered tin that holds my prismacolors. I used the MFT "Let's Go For A Walk" and "It's Elemental" set. I colored them in with my prismacolors. The card stock used is SU Guava, Sky Blue, Pomegranate, and Whisper White. The ribbon is May Arts in plaid and polka dots.

Edited to Add: I was alerted by a fellow stamper that I had misquoted the part of the colored pencil critique. It was actually Gina who wrote the article not Sarah. Geesh, I don't know my head is these days!! Sorry Gina for the mistake and I have corrected the post and given you proper credit. You Rock Girl!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak #1

Hi All! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. So today I have the first of several My Favorite Things sneak peaks. Kim is releasing this super cute mini set on September 1st. You must visit her blog to get all the juicy details. This set is a must have since it works perfectly for both bridal and baby shower invites. This is great for me since most of the card orders I get are both baby and bridal invites. For this card I chose the baby theme. I cut out the ladies umbrella and popped it with 3d glue dots. I stamped falling gifts and colored both of them in with my prismacolors. BTW Kim is also release her Favorite 48 prismacolors on her site. I have a future post with all those details later this week. The card stock used is SU Sky Blue, Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, WW, and Crate Paper PP. The clip is from Oriental Trading Co. and the ribbon is SU. I did some paper piercing to complete the card. Other accessories are SU circle punches. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some more sneak peaks.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Swanky Saturday

I think its time for some more The Cat's Pajamas cards. August 31 is quickly approaching and that means you can finally get your hands on the super adorable new Fall 2007 TCP's images. Today I have two more cards featuring three darling little penguins and the famous Swanky Sprinkles. I think the little penguins are one of my favorites. They are so cute. I colored them in with prismacolors along with Sprinkles. I did some paper piercing around the penguin mat and stamped the new swirl image to look like they were skating. The mittens are also part of the new line of stamps which are also colored in with prismacolors. I cut them out and hung them from some grosgrain ribbon. The brads are Paper Studio and the card stock is SU Navy, Real Red, WW, and DCWV PP.
In the second card I used my coluzzle to cut out a big half circle. I then stamped Sprinkles inside and colored him in with prismacolors also. The sentiment around the circle's edge is also part of the new Fall collection. Card stock used is SU Real Red, BBlack, WW, and DCWV Christmas mat. Technique used is faux stitching. Other accessories are SU Apple green grosgrain ribbon, silver cord, and stickles. Hope you are enjoy the TCP sneak peaks. Stay tuned for a few more next week. Have a great weekend. Hugs~Ana

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Iris Bloom Thursday

Hi All!! Today I am going to share with you another Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms card. Although I have a few more The Cat's Pajamas cards to share I am going to wait till next week when the release is closer to show those to you. This card was so quick to make. I tried to make it simple and elegant like the Iris stamp from the Beautiful Blooms set. I stamped the flower with VersaMagic chalk ink. I also framed the flower with the PTI Borders & Corners set. I used the Giga Circle scallop punch and a rhinestone to finish the main image. Other stamps used is the SU Sanded and Canvas background. Card stock is SU Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, WW, and Basic Grey PP. Other accessories are SU brads, oval punch, and grosgrain ribbon.

Well I am off to bake DH a birthday cake since today he turns 30!! Happy Birthday.. Honey Bunny!! Love ya~Ana

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Cat's Pajamas Scrappin' Wednesday

How about some scrap booking layouts for a change? I have not scraped in ages and all those pictures I have taken are really starting to pile up. So when I saw the new images from the TCP's fall 2007 release I knew they were the perfect touch for my past Christmas pictures of DS. These pictures have been sitting in a box for a while and it was nice to finally get them out and give them a new home. The first layout is a 8X8 page. I used SU Wild Wasabi, Sky Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, and DCWV Christmas stack PP. I used the circle coluzzle to frame the three adorable images. Other accessories used are Paper Studio brads and grosgrain ribbon.
The second layout is a 6x6 page. Card stock used is SU Real Red, Blush Blossom, WWasabi, Pretty in Pink, WW, and DCWV Christmas pack PP. The big photo corner is a sticker from DaisyD's. The sentiment, presents, and swirls are from the new TCP's release. I also did some journaling with a white gel pen. The presents (which were colored with prismacolors) and the photo corner are on 3d glue dots.

Edited to Add: Head over to Toni's blog to enter for a chance to win some of the new The Cat's Pajamas stamps!! Plus she is super talented with tons of yummy eye candy and part of the Design Team. Let her know I sent you :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Papertrey Ink Tuesday

Hi All! Today I am taking a small break from The Cat's Pajamas. I will continue the sneak peaks tomorrow so stay tuned for that. So yesterday was a GREAT mail day. I received my Papertrey Ink and Stampin' Up orders. It was like Christmas in August!! I love everything I got so much I didn't know where to start. I finally settled on playing with my new Papertrey Beautiful Blooms set. I love these stamps. They are so much fun to work with. The card stock is from the Stampin Up order and is the new textured Sky Blue card stock. I really like the look of this paper. Its a little light weight but it gives that clean sophisticated look. Other card stock used is Crate Paper "Birdie" collection. The sketch is another one from Card Maps. They have the neatest layouts. Accessories used are SU Bold Brights brads, SU Olive ribbon, and scalloped scissors. Well, off I go to stamp some more :) Hugs, Ana

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Cat's Pajamas Sneak Peak #2

Are you ready for some more cards featuring the adorable The Cat's Pajamas stamps? Well, I have two more to share with you today. The first card was made with the super cute polar bear image. I think he might be one of my favorites. I stamped him on SU Sky Blue card stock and colored him in by water coloring with white Stazon. The sentiment and the swirls are also part of the TCP Fall release. Other card stock used is SU Basic Black, WW, and DCWV Christmas stack. The ribbon is SU and the swirl clip is from Paper Studio.
For the second card I used the stacked presents and smaller swirl images. The sentiment is also TCP's. I colored in the presents with prismacolors. The card stock is SU Basic Black, Old Olive, WW, and DCWV Christmas stack. I did some paper piercing around the main image and popped it up on 3d glue dots. The vellum tag is from Paper Studio and the rhinestone placed on the end of the sentiment is from K&Co. Well I hope you are enjoying the examples I have for you. And I also wanted to thank everyone who helped me change the site feed on my blog. I really do have the BEST blogging friends EVER!!
Tons of Hugs, Ana

BTW don't forget to mark you calenders on August 31 since that is the release date for these adorable The Cat's Pajamas stamps.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Cat's Pajamas Saturday

So remember a few days back I mentioned that I was working on some super secret stuff. Well this is it. Some weeks ago I got an email from the creator of The Cat's Pajamas Alma de la Rosa. In the email she asked me if I would be interested in trying out to be in the TCP's design team. I instantly replied YES!! How exciting is that. I LOVE TCP!! They have the cutest little images EVA. I immediately got to work when I received some of the new Fall line of stamps that will be available to the public on August 31. And ladies let me tell you they are so CUTE. Get ready because for the next few days you are going to get some serious enabling when I show you some examples with the new stamps. I hope Alma and everyone likes what I did with them. Enjoy and Have a Great Weekend!! Hugs, Ana
BTW I got a request by a fellow reader asking if I would mind switching my blog feed so that when she read her Google reader the whole post would show up. I would love to do that the only problem is I have no idea how. So if any one knows what to do please email me or leave a comment so I can change the blog feed.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Crabby Thursday

Isn't this crab from GinaK designs the cutest little guy ever. He was so fun to color and he was the perfect image to add my new googly eyes on that I bought from Micheal's. I colored him in with my prismacolors. The sentiment is from MFT's "Sassy Sayings" and the faux stitching is also MFT's "Its Elemental." Both these sets are a must have in any stampers collection. They always help me add the perfect finishing touch. The sketch is from CardMaps. The brads are Paper Studio and the ribbon is SU. The card stock is from SU! in Bayou Blue, Real Red, WW, and Chatterbox PP. Techniques used are paper piercing. In other news I am frantically tracking my SU shipment. I can't wait to get all the goodies in the mail and start playing. So stay tuned for some Stampin' Up cards and projects very soon. Hugs Ana

Edited to Add: I was browsing the SCS sketch challenge earlier today and noticed that this sketch looked a lot like the SC136. I originally got the idea from sketch maps blog and had it drawn in my notebook for future casing. I took some of the sketch they had and added a few of my own details. Wow that is pretty weird!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Whipper Snapper Wednesday

I sure have missed making a card with my Whipper Snapper stamps. I really wanted to play with my new flock also so I thought this cute little mouse with a heart was the perfect contender. I colored him in with my prismacolors and added the pink flock on the heart and his cheeks. I used Quicky Glue to adhere the flock. The card stock is SU Blush Blossom, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, WW, and Basic Grey DP. Other stamps used is SU Canvas background and MFT's "Sassy Sayings". It has the perfect sentiments for ANY card. Accessories used are cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ribbon, May Arts ribbon, MM clip, and SU brads. Techniques used are paper piercing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm Baaack!!

Yippee!! Its so great to have the Internet back. Geesh, its been really hard not being able to get online. I missed everyone. So the phone guy finally showed up yesterday and after hours of trying to figure out what was wrong he just decided to run new phone lines. Bless his heart he was outside working at 100 degree HUMID weather. But he fixed it :) I did get some stamping done which I can't wait to share with you. For today's card I picked the owl card. The owl is another one from Sideshow stamps. I colored him in with my prismacolors. The card stock is SU River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Wasabi, WW, and Basic Grey Urban Couture DP. The ribbon is SU and so is the hardware. The sentiment is from MFT and the leaves on the bottom corner are from Paper Salon's Oodles and Doodles tin. The background is also stamped with SU's Canvas background. Stay tuned for some Whipper Snapper tomorrow. Hugs Ana

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hi All!!

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been MIA but our phone line is broken and the phone company is not coming out until Saturday. have no idea how hard its been with no internet or telephone. Luckily I have my cellphone. I am writing from my mother's house and let's just say that its a little ancient and takes forever to load. But I had to let everyone know what was going. I have been stamping so as soon as the internet is back up I will post all the new things I have for you guys. Enjoy your weekend!!
Hugs Ana

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Water for Elephants Thursday

So this card was inspired by the book I just finished reading called Water for Elephants. I know I might sound a wee bit obsessed but it was a great book and it gave me a great excuse to use my new SideShow Elephant stamp. I first stumbled upon Sideshow stamp's site through Sarah Moore's blog. She has a link to their store and when I took a peak I just knew I had to get my hands on some of these images. I was instantly drawn to the elephant. I think he is too cute. I mean who doesn't like elephants? I ordered a few more stamps which I will share with you soon. The elephant was colored in with prismacolors and rhinestones were added to his back piece. The card stock is SU Chocolate Chip, Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Basic Grey DP. I tried to make the back panel look like a Moroccan column. I used decorative scissors on the outer layer to create the effect. The left over side pieces were used as photo corners. Accessories used are cuttlebug embossing folder, SU brads, SU twill and copper cord, and SU paper piercer mat. The sentiment is from MFT.

PS I was asked by a fellow stamper if I had any other suggestions for a new summer read. I have a few I would love to recommend. I really enjoyed East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

"Soak It Up" Tuesday

This is my first 4.25 x 4.25 card I have ever made. I always see them in the SCS gallery and I always wanted to make one that size. They are so much fun and super quick. Its also the first time I break into my new "Hit the Beach" set from MFT. With the temperature hitting around 100 degrees down here there is no other place I'd rather be then at the beach or a pool. I also accented with the MFT "Its Elemental" new release. The card stock is SU Blush Blossom, Bayou Blue, Wasabi, WW, and Basic Grey DP. The ribbon is SU. I colored in the girl and coconut drink with my SU markers..*taking a break from prismacolors" Hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC summer and soaking up the sun!!

BTW I just finished reading "Water for Elephants" by
Sara Gruen and LOVED it. I you are looking for a good read I highly suggest this book.

Monday, August 06, 2007

MFT Monday

Hi All! I hope everyone had a FABULOUS weekend. Mine was filled with TONS of stamping but unfortunately I can't show you any of then yet *bummer* But soon you will along with a super exciting announcement. After I finished all the super secret stuff I pulled out the new MFT "Its Elemental" set. I am so loving this set too. I also has tons of possibilities and its one of those sets that you pull out when you need to turn a pretty card into a STUNNING card. It has all those awesome additions like ric rac, stitching, dots, swirls, and so much more. Check out the whole set here. For this card I used the bird image along with the swirls and the dots. The dots were stamped along SU Blush Blosoom card stock to create faux ribbon. Other card stock used is SU Olive, Chocolate, River Rock, and Whisper White. The sentiment is also MFT. Other accessories are circle scallop punch and the dots cuttlebug embossing folder. Techniques are faux eyelets and paper piercing. Hugs Ana

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Thursday Happy Hour

Here is another image from A*Muse that I purchased from them recently. I instantly fell in love with this flower drinks stamp. I thought it was so cute and would work for so many occasions. This card's occasion is Party Time!! I used colorful card stock to go along with the theme. Its SU Red, Olive, Pretty in Pink, Plum, Amethyst, WW, and Basic Grey DP. Other stamps used are SU Canvas background and Micheal's dollar stamp. Accessories are SU brads, decorative scissors, SU ribbon, and prima flowers. Techniques are paper piercing. BTW I was browsing A*Muse's new stamps and noticed that they have this same stamp but instead of flowers they have candy canes inside. That might have to be my next purchase *wink*

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Wednesday

Hi All!! Last night I decided I wanted to play with my new a muse stamps. This is the first time I order from them and I really loved their adorable stamps. I might have to buy a few more. *smile* This card features the "Pumpkin Tent" image. I colored it in with SU markers. The sentiment is also a muse. The card stock used is SU Chocolate, Olive, Rust, Cocoa, WW, and Chatterbox DP. The ribbon is also SU and May Arts. The hardware is SU in pewter. Techniques used is paper piercing. Stay tuned for some more cards featuring more new stamps. Hugs Ana