Hi All!! First I want to wish everyone a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Second I want to apologize for the lack of posts this week its just that I have been super busy. I can't remember if I told you guys that we are heading to Disney World with the family on Saturday. I am so EXCITED but that just means there is SO MUCH to do. Not only is the trip around the corner but Josh's 3rd birthday is in a few weeks. I stayed up late last night to finish his invites that should have been mailed days ago. So I am going to make this short and sweet.
Here is the card recipe...
Stamps: SU Wanted
Card stock: SU Blue Bayou, Sky Blue, and Whisper White
Accessories: copper cord, bronze glimmer mist Font: Bleeding Cowboys from dafont.com
Technique: paper distressing
Make sure to check back tomorrow for some My Favorite Things cards using the new release stamp sets that will be on sale tonight at midnight. And if you want more action head on over to the MFT SCS forum for some fun games and challenges to celebrate the release. I'll see you there. Hugs Ana
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Before I get into today's post I wanted to let everyone know that today is the first day of My Favorite Thing's sneak peaks. Kim from MFT is releasing 3 NEW sets that are to die for!! They will be release on November 1. My samples will start on the 1st so make sure to come back and check them out. In the meantime some of the other DT members are posting their examples today so click on the links to the right under MFT DT team for all the awesome sneak peaks.
Hi All!! Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. Mine was super fun. My mom had a Halloween party for the family and then we had an big kids *wink* party with some friends. I dressed up as a fairy and did my own makeup on what I thought a fairy should look like..hehehe Josh was a doctor and DH was a Eagle's fan (I know so not original but he insisted) I added some pictures of Josh and me. Then on Sunday I started to work on Josh's birthday invitations since it is just around the corner. Eeekk!! I really need to get a move on. I will share those with you tomorrow so you can tell me what you think. But for today I have a Hambo card to share. I did this card for this week's SCS sketch challenge. It features the super adorable raccoon image with the hilarious sentiment also from Hambo. I love all their whimsical images and funny sayings. I colored him in with prisma colors and added some crystal effects on the balloon. The card stock is SU Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, WW, and Basic Grey PP. Accessories are SU brads, ribbon, and slit punch. Make sure to come back tomorrow so you can check out Josh's invites. Hugs Ana
Friday, October 26, 2007
Hi All!! Today will be a quick post since I have some errands to make. Here are the last two Artfully Inkables from Starving Artistamps cards I have to share with you. They feature the super adorable fish and froggy. I will spare the details on how to make the card since they are pretty self explanatory. Oh also Starving Artistamps is at a convention in Hampton, Virginia. If you live around there here are the details so you can stop on by. Tell Tracey I sent you :)
Have a great weekend.
The Stamp Scrap Art Tour
card one recipe: Stamps Artfully Inkables fish stamp and sentiment, Card stock: SU Grey, Sky Blue, Black, Whisper White, and Basic Grey Perhaps PP, Accessories: SU brads, prismacolors, May Arts ribbon, Oval punches
card two: Stamps Artfully Inkables frog stamp and sentiment, Card stock: SU Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, and Basic Grey Urban Couture PP, Accessories: SU ribbon, prisma colors, brads, 3d glue dots
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today I am taking a small break from Starving Artistamps to play with my new Cornish Heritage Farm Kim Hughes"Let's Get Stuffed" stamps. When I first saw this set I knew I had to have it since I don't have many Thanksgiving stamps. Plus they are totally ADORABLE too. I love all the cute images and they are equally as fun to color. For this card I picked the cornucopia which I colored in with prisma colors and gamsol. I matted it on SU Old Olive and Chocolate Chip. I did some doodling around the edges. The layout is from this week's SCS sketch challenge. Other card stock used is SU Real Rust and Basic Grey Mellow PP. Accessories are SU ribbon, copper cord, and copper brads.
Make sure to come back tomorrow for the last of the Starving Artistamps cards I have to share. You don't want to miss them! Hugs Ana
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wow..we are already in the middle of the week! This weeks is flying by. Today I have some more Artfully Inkables from Starving Artistamps to share with you. They feature a beautiful tulip with a hummingbird and an adorable little zebra.
The first card is the hummingbird card which was stamped using my new VersaMagic inks. I love them. They give you such a soft and polished stamp image. The layout is an old SCS sketch challenge which I love. The card stock is SU Pomegranate, River Rock, Olive, WW, and Basic Grey Perhaps PP. Accessories are SU brads, ribbon, and 3d glue dots.
The second card was made with the adorable little zebra from Starving Artistamps. I think he is such a cutie. I stamped him on Sahara Sand card stock and colored in the stripes with my white prisma color. I added some black stickles to his hooves. The layout is from last weeks Julee 's Mojo Monday. I used the same layout and accessories as the Verve Visual card I made for the challenge. I thought those same elements would go along perfectly with the zebra. Card stock used is SU Black, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, and patterned paper. Accessories are SU brads, hardware, ribbon, Marvy oval scalloped punch and SU oval punches. Well I have a few more Artfully Inkables cards to share with you tomorrow so make sure to check back. Hope your enjoying all the samples. Hugs Ana
Monday, October 22, 2007
Whew..sorry for the late post but I had tons of errands to do today. I just got home and finally had a chance to get online. Well I hope everyone had a fabulous and relaxing weekend. Mine was good but nothing too interesting. I did get some stamping done with my new Artfully Inkables from Starving Artistamps. I am really enjoying working with these amazing stamps. They are so unique and beautiful. Today I have two cards to share with you. They both feature some floral images.
The first is a Calla Lilly card that was stamped on Kraft card stock and colored in with prisma colors. I tried to keep it simple so I wouldn't take away from the beautiful flower. The sentiment is also from SA. Card stock used is SU Black, Banana, Olive, WW, and Basic Grey Perhaps PP. Accessories are SU brads and May Arts ribbon.
The second card features the Water Lilly stamp also from SA. The cattails and the dragonfly are also Artfully Inkables. I colored the images in with my prisma colors and cut out some cattails and the dragonfly for added dimension. I also dusted the dragon wings with Dazzling Diamond glitter. Card stock used is SU Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Kraft, WW, and Basic Grey Perhaps PP. Accessories are SU Brads and May Arts ribbon. The layout is from Jen's sketch challenge. Stay tuned for a few more SA cards tomorrow. Hugs Ana
Friday, October 19, 2007
So I have some exciting news to share with you today. Remember the design team call for Starving Artistamp? Well I applied and I got an email earlier this week telling me that I was accepted as a new DT member!! I am so excited and grateful for this awesome opportunity. So today I have a Artfully Inkables from Starving Artist card I want to share with you. It features the cutest and sweetest elephant EVA! Aside from penguins I also have a "thing" for elephants. They are always the first two animals I visit at the zoo. I colored her in with my prisma colors and gamsol. I matted her on Chocolate Chip and River Rock card stock. I distressed all the edges with my scissors. The animal print background and the sentiment are also from SA. Other card stock used is SU Real Rust and Old Olive. Accessories are SU brads, twill, and copper cord. The layout is from this week's SCS Sketch challenge. Well that is all for you today but tomorrow I have another Artfully Inkables card to share so make sure to check back. Have a great weekend. Ana
Thursday, October 18, 2007
As promised here is the Verve Visual card I made. This is the first time I order from them and it will certainly not be the last! I love the stamps. They are so high quality and beautiful. For this card I used the new Winter Wonder set along with Julee's Mojo Monday sketch layout. I stamped the larger snowflakes in a row. I then stamped the smaller snowflakes cut them out and placed them on top of the larger ones. I added a rhinestone in the middle for some pizazz. I also distressed the edges with my scissors. I love the effect. The card stock used is SU Wasabi, Bayou, Grey, WW, and SU PP. Other accessories are SU hardware, brads, oval scalloped punch, SU oval punches, and SU ribbon.
Stay tuned for some exciting news tomorrow!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I must confess that I have a thing for penguins. When I see them me little heart putters!! That's the case with these three adorable cuties from The Cat's Pajamas. They come in the new TCP clearly swanky stamp sets and are a must for this Holiday season. *At least I think so* For this card I colored them in with prisma colors and stamped them on Kraft paper. I added some white flock and stickles to look like snow. The swirls and the sentiment also come included in the set!! The ribbon is May Arts and SU. The letter "N" is from Paper Studio. Other accessories used are SU circle, oval, and plate punches. Card stock is SU Black, Real Red, Olive, and Basic Grey "Blitzen" PP. Stay tuned for some Verve Visual tomorrow! Hugs Ana
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
So have you checked out the new SCS Member Company area are yet? Its awesome!! All your favorite companies now have their own little place in Splitcoast. You can ask questions, get updates on important dates, and even participate in company challenges. So this is where my card comes in play. MFT is hosting its first sketch challenge. Its a great layout and I had tons of fun playing. Make sure to check it out so you can play along too. I used the adorable MFT Fright Night set. I colored in the trick-or-treaters with my prisma colors and gamsol. Card stock used is SU Pumpkin, Turquoise, Black, Kraft, WW, and Basic Grey PP. Accessories are SU brads, ribbon, Oval punches, and black stickles (on the spiders).
In other important news Jen del Muro from the MFT Design Team came up with an incredible idea on how to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Remember all the Think Pink cards made by the DT for the sneak peaks well they are all being auctioned off on ebay!! All the proceeds will go to the foundation and towards finding a cure for Breast Cancer. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about it. The more bids the more we can help!!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Hi All! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was good. I did some stamping but not much. Since the days here in Houston are getting a little nicer we enjoyed the outside this weekend. However, I did finish this card so that I could share it with you today. It features a retired SU set called Holiday Wishes. I really like this set and since I am not really loving the new SU Christmas sets I wanted to pick an oldie but goodie. I colored in the Christmas tree with prisma colors and gamsol. I added some stickles on the tree. The card stock is SU Wasabi, Real Red, Whisper White, and SU PP. Accessories are SU ribbon, brads, cord, and Paper Studio star clip. Technique used is faux stitching. Stay tuned for some more cards tomorrow. Hugs Ana
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wow... this week has really gone by fast!! Maybe its because the weather in Houston is getting a little better and I have been enjoying the outside more these past few days. It's still warm but there is a breeze and the mosquitoes are not waiting to attack you as soon as you step out the door..eeekkk! I swear this summer the little buggers had a picnic on my legs.
Since Halloween is quickly approaching I have these two cards to share with you today. They feature some new clear stamps I bought at Archivers a few weeks back. The adorable little Dracula was the main reason I bought them. He is so CUTE! I also used some Halloween rub-ons that I bought from Hobby Lobby last year. I was determined to use them since they had sat on my shelf for way to long. Card stock used on the first card is SU Eggplant, Plum, Olive, Black, Gray, WW, and Chatterbox PP. The ribbon is May Arts and SU. I added crystal effects on the Dracula's cape and hair. Other stamps used is SU Cheesecloth background. The owl card has SU Rust, Olive, Chocolate Chip, and WW card stock. The ribbon is May Arts and SU along with the brads. The white rub-ons are from Basic Gray.
Tomorrow I have an SU card to share so make sure to take a peak. Well, that's about it for today so have a great Friday!! Hugs, Ana
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I know I promised some Halloween cards yesterday but I finished this card last night and really wanted to share it with you first. It features another set from Inque stamps. Its called Nightingale and it has the most beautiful birds and flourishes EVA!! I really can't say enough wonderful things about this company. I promised you won't be disappointed. In this card I colored in the bird with my prisma colors. The awesome sketch is from this week's SCS challenge. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Believe set. I love all the wonderful sentiments included in this set. I used my Marvy Oval scalloped punch and the oval colluzzle to frame the sentiment. Card stock used is SU Chocolate Chip, Olive, Bayou Blue, Whisper White, and Basic Gray Blitzen PP. Accessories are SU brads, ribbon, cord, and 3D glue dots. So tomorrow I have 2 Halloween cards to share so make sure to check back. Hugs, Ana
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Today I have a first to share with you. Its an acetate/transparency card inspired from Monday's SCS Technique Challenge. I have always seen these cards in the gallery and thought I need to try one so yesterday I did and I liked it! I used the new acrylic The Cat's Pajamas savvy stamps for the card. I love the little polar bear!! He is adorable. I stamped him on Kraft paper and colored him in with my prisma colors. I added some stickles to look like snow and did some faux stitching around the edges. The swirls were stamped using SU Craft Whisper White and the sentiment is stamped with black Stazon. The ribbon is May Arts and the letter "C" is from Paper Studio. Card stock used is SU Sky Blue and Bayou Blue. Stay tuned for some Halloween cards tomorrow :)
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Hi All!! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Mine was AWESOME not only did I finally get to finish the prisma color tutorial I have been promising you guys but I also met Jen del Muro from iheart2stamp!! I had a blast spending Friday with Jen and her ADORABLE baby Ellie. We went to the Children's Museum here in Houston and let the kiddos play. I was sorta embarrassed because Jen's DD is the sweetest and most well-behaved little girl ever and then we have my DS which is full of energy and going through the terrible two's. Let's just say he kept wanting to eat her snacks (even though he had his own food) and stole her ball in the play area. Luckily Jen was a teacher and had some great tips for me. (Thanks Jen)
So now to the tutorial. I made a step by step guide on how I like to color with my prisma colors. There are many ways to use them and this is just my version. In this tutorial I will only use my prisma colors and blending stumps. If you don't have prisma colors and blending stumps Kim from MFT has an awesome deal she calls her Favorite 48. Make sure to check it out. I will also have another tutorial using the gamsol soon. Here we go..
Step three: I then took the darker shade and highlighted the edges of the head and body. I then blended that together as well. When blending with the stump I like to use a circular motion. Also if I feel its not dark enough I repeat step three until I get the desired look.
Step four: Now that the body is done I start on the lion mane. Again I pick two shades of brown one being lighter than the other. I color in the whole mane with the lighter shade and blend with the paper stump.
Step five: I follow by outlining with the darker brown around the edges. I blend that with the stump as well.
Step six: Now that the lion is finished I like to add a neutral shade around the outline of the whole lion or image to make it pop on the white card stock. For this image I used two shades of bluish gray. I start with the lighter version and then accent with the darker and blend everything together.
Step seven: Use the finished image to make a fabulous card!!
Edited to Add: I forgot to include the card recipe. Here goes...
Stamps: My Favorite Things Its A Jungle Out There
Card stock: Georgia Pacific card stock (found in Wal-Mart) SU Olive, Rust, Chocolate, River Rock, Basic Gray Mellow PP
Accesories: SU ribbon, cord, brads, prisma colors
Technique: Paper piercing
If you have any other questions please leave a comment and I will try to answer back. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Hugs Ana
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Wow..I can't believe its Thursday already! This week has gone so fast. I guess it's because I've had an AWESOME mail week. I got my stamps I ordered online from earlier this month. They are called Inque stamps. Its the first time I order from this company and I really like their products. They come very nicely packaged with great instructions and a great storage box. They are also very reasonably priced. Today I am going to show you a card using my favorite of the bunch. Its called Space Cadet and its ADORABLE. I colored in the robot with prisma colors and did some paper piercing around the image. The sentiment is also from the set. Card stock used is SU Olive, Bayou, Pumpkin, WW, and Basic Grey "Oh, Boy!" PP. Accessories are SU ribbon, brads, photo corner punch, and silver cord.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Just as promised here is my card featuring the adorable Penny Black spooky furry friends. This card is actually also for a challenge that my stamping buddy Jen del Muro set up with a couple of other girls. She sent us the image and asked us to make a card or project using the stamp. It will be fun to see what we all came up with using the same image. She will then donate all the cards to her locate pet shelter!! I think that is pretty awesome. The image was colored with prisma colors. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Spooky Treats. Card stock used is SU Pumpkin, Olive, Kraft, Black, and Chatterbox PP. Accessories are SU brads, Paper Studio letter tag, white gel pen, and SU ribbon. Technique used is paper piercing and faux stitching. Stay tuned for some more stamping tomorrow!!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Yesterday I got my new Basic Grey "Recess" pp and decided to play with some. I pulled out the perfect stamp set to go with the paper. Its the My Favorite Things "Back to School" mini set. Also don't forget that all the new MFT sets are now available for purchase. I wanted to do a quick and easy card so I tried to make it simple. I colored the teacher with prisma colors and did some paper piercing around the edges. Other card stock used is SU Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Pomegranate and Whisper White. Accessories used are SU ribbon, and copper and rose red brads. The acrylic letter "T" is from Paper Studio. Stay tuned for a Penny Black card tomorrow. Hugs Ana
Monday, October 01, 2007
Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Well today is BIG since all 5 of the new MFT sets are now on sale. Plus I get to share this very special My Favorite Things card with you. It features the last of the MFT releases and it's called Minis on a Mission "Think Pink". This set is dedicated to all the women who are battling or know someone who has Breast Cancer. The new Think Pink set is a special one, in that 50% of the proceeds from each set sold will be donated to breast cancer initiatives. And like the card says let's all "BELIEVE" in finding a cure.
The card recipe is as follows. Cardstock used is SU Blush Blossom, Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Basic Grey Perhaps PP. The layout is from Sherry's sketch challenge. Make sure to check out her blog since she also has a beautiful "Think Pink" card posted. Accessories are SU Brads, Maya Road Clear Blooms, Paper Studio brad, May Arts ribbon, circle punches, and stickles.
Well I hope everyone has enjoyed my MFT sneak peaks. They are now all available for sale at the MFT site. They are all wonderful and a must have for your stamp collection. Stay tuned for some more stamping tomorrow. Hugs Ana