Tuesday, July 31, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak

Only one more day until you can get your hands on all four of the new MFT sets!!! I can't wait to see what other stampers come up with when they order theirs. Today I have another card using my favorite of the bunch "Home for the Holidays" I decided I wanted to create a peaceful living room scene so I used the fireplace with the cozy fire. I used the rug image and with my SU markers only outlined the outer two lines to create a mirror. You can't tell too much from the picture but I added crystal effects to make it look like glass. I colored in the fireplace with my prismacolors and again accented with SU markers. The three stockings are on 3d glue dots and I added stickles on the fire. Card stock used is SU Olive, Chocolate, River Rock, WW, and Blitzen DP. Accessories used are cuttlebug embossing folder, SU grosgrain ribbon, May Arts ribbon, and SU pewter brads. Technique used is paper piercing. I hope you enjoyed my sneak peaks. I had a blast working with these amazing sets. They make it so easy to make a beautiful card.

BTW Kim is celebrating her release by offering FREE shipping for the first 48 hours starting tonight at midnight!! Please visit her blog for all the details.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Mothermark RAK Monday

Guess what I got in the mail today. The SUPER talented and one of my favorite SCS stampers Cindy aka Mothermark sent me this beautiful card. She was the Featured Stamper before me and she was sweet enough to case one of my cards and give it to me congratulating me on being the next FS... and ladies let me tell you its beautiful!! I thought that was such an awesome gesture. Thank you sooo much Mothermark. BTW you need to check out her gallery its fabulous and she always has the best stories to go along with each card.

P.S. Unfortunately I don't have the new MFT "Its Elemental" set yet. I will be getting it soon and making some cards with it for you. But for now if you would like a sneak peak of the AWESOME set head over to Jen's blog for her adorable sneak peak. You can also go to MFT' s website and click on "The Team" tab and there you will find all the DT ladies blog links to see their examples.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak Day 3

Have you had enough enabling yet? HEHEHE...I know I am bad ;) Here is another set from the new MFT release. Its called "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Its super cute and again has tons of fun possibilities for cards. And if you are like me you probably don't have many guy/men stamps so when Father's Day or other birthday's come along its hard to find a stamp that fits the theme. That is why I love this set because its super cute and versatile and makes the perfect masculine card. For this one I colored in the images with my SU markers. I thought I would take a break from my prismacolors. The background is stamped with SU Flannel. The card stock is SU Olive, Sky Blue, Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, WW, and Chatterbox DP. I did some paper piecing for Jeanne's Dirty Dare challenge over at SCS. I am so enjoying all the fun. The hardware is SU and so is the ribbon. Techniques used are paper piercing. I also used my cuttlebug embossing folder for added detail. Stay tuned for some more MFT tomorrow. Hugs Ana

Saturday, July 28, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak Day 2

Ok, so this is my favorite of the bunch. I love all the new sets but I have a weak spot for Christmas stamps. Kim out did herself with MFT "Home For the Holidays". It has such different possibilities that I found it hard to pick just two card scenarios for you. You can really make tons of different and unique Christmas cards with this set. For the first one I picked the cute fireplace and hung Santa's feet out the bottom. His cuffs have liquid applique for added cuteness. All the images are colored with prismacolors. The card stock is SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Bayou, Olive, WW, and Blintz Basic Grey DP. The ribbon is May Arts and the bling is made by stickles and rhinestones. The brads are SU. The layout is for SCS's week long Dirty Dozen challenges. You need to head over and play its tons of FUN!!The second features the adorable Christmas tree. I colored it in with prismacolors and put it under the rug that is also included in the set. The rug was stamped on Blintz DP and then cut out. Other card stock used is SU River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, WW, and Basic Grey DP. The ribbon is SU and May Arts. The layout is also one of the challenges at SCS. Stay tuned for Sneak Peak Day 3 tomorrow. It will be all about the boys!!! *wink*

Friday, July 27, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak

Hi All!! I am so excited to show you some cards and projects featuring the new MFT sets that will be release on August 1. This set is called "Back to School" and is perfect for all school themed cards, gifts, and scrapbook pages. I decided to try one of those luggage badges. I was inspired by the super talented Jen and all her awesome tags she makes. I ordered mine through Oriental Trading Co. and had a blast making one. The teacher is colored in with primsacolors and the chalkboard is stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black also available at MFT. I love the intense black color it gives to all acrylic stamped images. The "Back to School" is embossed with SU white EP. The card stock is SU Appricot, Wasabi, WW, and Basic Grey DP. Other accessories used are SU circle punch and SU paper piercing matt. The ribbon is SU and May Arts. I am still finishing up another project with this set and plan to upload it later on in the afternoon/evening. So make sure to come back. Have a great weekend...Ana

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gina K Thursday

Just as promised here is the card I made with the most adorable GinaK stamp eva!! I think this sassy little octopus is so cute. I love her long eyelashes and pouty lips. I colored her in with prismacolors. The sentiment is from Green Grass and the backgrounds are SU flannel and dots wheel. I had to use the bubbles cuttlebug embossing folder again since it goes so well with any sea theme. Card stock used is SU Wasabi (which I am really starting to love) Bayou Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and WW. The ribbon is May Arts and SU. The brads are paper studio and the "t" sticker is from Micheal's dollar bin. The layout is from sketchthis. They always inspire me. I also had to do paper piercing. I think I have a HUGE addiction to paper piercing. The SU piercing mat has become my favorite tool. If someone does not stop me I am afraid I will have to use it on every card!! I find its the perfect finishing touch. I also wanted to remind you that tomorrow is a BIG day here at Ink A Stamp. I will start giving you sneak peaks at MFT's new sets. I promise you won't be disappointed. Until then...Hugs Ana

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

WoW Wednesday

Wow!! I can't imagine having six children. Beth from Freckled Fun just delivered a BEAUTIFUL baby girl which makes number six in her family. That is someone I truly admire. I can barely take care of one crazy 2 and a half year old. So in honor of such a blessing I decided to make her a card congratulating her on her new bundle of joy. For the stamp I knew right away I wanted to use my new Impress Giraffe image. Its so simple but adorable. Other stamps used are Green Grass for the sentiment and Paper Salon. The card stock is SU Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Amyethest, Plum, Blush Blossom, and Basic Grey LilyKate DP. The circle scalloped chipboard is from Lil' Davis designs. The ribbon is from Micheals and the rhinestone is from K&Company. The dots around the scalloped chipboard edge are liquid pearl. Other accessories used are Prima flowers, 3d glue dots, and SU's paper piercing kit. I hope she likes it. Stay tuned for some Gina K cards tomorrow.

Enabler Alert!!

MFT will be debuting 4 yes I said 4 new sets on August 1!! And let me tell you they are to die for. Make sure to come back on Friday for a sneak peak.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Thank you Tuesday

Wow...so much to talk about I don't know where to begin. I'll start with the awesome surprise I got on Monday when I went to get my daily SCS fix. I noticed some cards looked like mine in the gallery and then I went to the Featured Stamper challenge and WOW..I saw my name. I was so excited I even told DH (who did not understand what I was saying..hehehe) What a honor to have such talented ladies casing my work. It has been so much fun looking at everyone's take on my cards. Thank you EVERYONE who has played along and left such wonderful words about my gallery. :) So you might have also noticed I haven't posted in a few days. That's because I haven't had time to stamp since this past weekend has been jam packed!! First we went to see the circus. DS had a blast and actually sat still for most of the show until we made a huge mistake of giving him cotton candy!! In a matter of seconds he was on a sugar rush and staying still became a HUGE obstacle...hehehehe Then on Sunday we were invited by MIL and FIL to see Grease the musical. It was so much fun. So after so many activities I was pooped and only until last night did I get a chance to stamp. Whew...after so many days without inking it up I found it hard to make a decent card. I got all these wonderful new stamps but was having some major stampers block. After hours I finally came up with this card. I used the SU Artfully Asian and my new Impress rubber stamps. The card stock is SU Wasabi, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, WW, and Basic Grey DP. The cherry blossoms were colored in with SU markers. The centers of all the flowers have Liquid Pearl. The ribbon and brads are SU. To finish it off I did some paper piercing. I hope you guys like it. Stay tuned for some more cards featuring my new stamp goodies. Hugs Ana

Friday, July 20, 2007

Fun Friday

Hi All!! Wow...this week sure did fly fast. I can't believe its already Friday. That certainly is a good thing since I love the weekends :) So for this card I had this great vision for the layout but I am not to sure if I like how it turned out. It took me forever just to get it to were I sorta liked it. I hope I did this awesome MFT "Hot Stuff" justice. I love the cute little coffee and tea images. They were so fun to color. So now for the details of the card. Card stock used SU Chocolate, VV, Turquoise, and Chatterbox DP. The brads are SU and the ribbon is May Arts and Micheal's ribbon spools. I colored in the images with my prisma colors and did some detail with my SU markers. Well I hope you enjoyed this weeks feature of MFT cards. Stay tuned since I bought tons of new stamps and I can't wait to play with them all!! Have a great weekend. Hugs Ana

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Falling For You Wednesday

Here is the card I promised yesterday from the MFT set "Falling For You." This was so fun to color. The main image is colored in with my prismacolors again. The tree leaves are colored with SU markers. The card stock is SU Olive, Chocolate, Pomegranate, Guava, WW, and Chatterbox DP. I am really addicted to Chatterbox lately. I love their clean DP designs. The ribbon is dotted burgundy from May Arts. The tree was cut out from WW and placed on 3D glue dots. I also added some copper stickles on the main image and some of the leaves on the tree branches. Technique used is paper piercing. Happy Stamping..Ana :)

Rockin' Girl Blogs

Hi All!! I have been tagged by my BFF "Blogging Friend Forever" Kirsten from Confessions of a Naptime Stamper and the SUPERSTAR Valerie from Basement Bliss as a Rockin' Girl Blogger. *Yippee* Thanks Kirsten you rock too!! So I am suppose to tag five blogs that you think are Rockin' It and then let them know. So this is supper tough for me since their are sooo MANY Rockin' Girl Bloggers out there but since I can only pick *frown* 5 here goes....

1. I have to tag Tiffany first since she is the one who started me with this whole stamping addiction. She is also super talented and I heart her.

2. Second I am going to tag Sophia Landry since she is super sweet and super talented!!

3. Third is Kim since she totally spoiled me with her beautiful BRAK and those awesome CTMH images. Plus she is pure talent :)

4. Forth I am tagging Anna since she has such a unique talent. I love ALL of her cards.

5. Lastly I will tag Stephanie because she is plain ROCKIN' and amazingly talented.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Witchy Tuesday

Hi All!! Sorry for not posting yesterday but I had to take DS to the doctor since he is still sick. They prescribed him some antibiotics and he already seems to be getting better. Yippee!! So I finally got a chance to stamp last night and I just had to make one more card with MFT "Freight Night". The witch image is so cute and fun to color. Once again I used my prismacolors and accented with my SU markers. Other stamps used are SU Cheesecloth background and Canvas background. The card stock is SU Olive, Black, Turquoise, Pale Plum, WW, and some Chatterbox DP. The ribbon is also SU. The spiders were stamped on WW and then cut out and placed randomly on the cheesecloth panels. The sketch is an older one from CPS. Techniques used are paper piercing. Stay tuned for tomorrow's MFT "Falling For You" card. I promise to make it Yummy :)

What A Suprise Wednesday BRAK

Let me just start by saying I am one LUCKY girl!! Yesterday in the mail I got a package from Kim Burmeister from Clearly Inspired and inside was the most adorable teddy bear card and TONS and I mean TONS of stamped CTMH stamped images. WOWZERS!! I was so excited to look through each and every image and I can could not stop ooohhing and aahhhing. So THANK you so much Kim for the AWESOME BRAK. You are the BEST!! You must go check out her blog since she has some awesome and beautiful creations.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Trick or Treat...

Trick or Treat guess who is on the MFT design team?? ME!!!! I was so excited when Kim van der Sanden the owner and creator of My Favorite Things Stamps emailed me and asked me to be part of her super talented design team. I have been a fan of MFT for a long time. I love her unique and adorable stamp designs. So you can just image how quickly I replied with a YES!! So to introduce my great news I thought I would make a card with one of my favorite new sets from her collection. Its called "Fright Night" and it features the cutest little Halloween images EVA!! For this one I colored in the trick or treaters with my prisma colors and accented with my SU markers. I also stamped some bats on WW card stock cut them out and adhered them on some black wire to make them appear to be flying of the card. Other card stock used is SU Olive, Lavender Lace, Black, and Chatterbox DP. Accessories used are May Arts ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, and SU paper piercer mat. The sketch is another from the super talented DiHickman. Stay tuned for some for MFT cards. Happy Weekend Ana

Super Saturday RAK

What a wonderful surprise this morning when I went to the mail!! I got this BEAUTIFUL card by Michelle aka MichelleD (on scs). She had such wonderful and kind compliments and words inside. I love all the details she put in the card. The faux stitching and the bling on each flower. Its PERFECT!! Thanks so much Michelle you ROCK!!

BTW you MUST check out her awesome SCS gallery.. she is one talented lady :)

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fun Friday

Yay!! Its TGIF. Hopefully this weekend will be a sunny one since the past month its rained EVERY weekend. *keeping my fingers crossed* So yesterday was a great mail day. I got my shipment in from Impress Rubber Stamps. I love their site and all the beautiful stamps they carry. Last night I decided to play with my new Savvy Pom Poms stamps. This is one of my favorite stamps I bought. I love the whimsical feel of the flowers. I found the layout inspiration from Di Hickman's blog. She has the most awesome sketches and challenges EVER!! The card stock used is SU Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Chatterbox DP. Accessories used are May Arts ribbon, paper studio brads, K&Co rhinestones, and the cuttlebug swirl embossing folder. Technique used is paper piercing. Other stamps used is Micheal's dollar bin stamps for the sentiment. Stay tuned for some more cards featuring my new goodies. Happy Friday!! Hugs, Ana

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What Fun Wednesday

Hi All!! Last night I decided to play with my new Stampin' Up stamps. I wanted to make a card with the new "In The Spotlight" hostess set. When I first saw it I fell in love with it. I love dots and flowers. Also while browsing some blogs I noticed that sketchthis:cards is having a contest/giveaway. They provide the sketch layout and then you submit it on their blog. The prize is so YUMMY! Aside from SU I also used Green Grass stamps for the sentiment. So for this card I picked SU Elegant Eggplant, Blush Blossom, Cool Caribbean, Almost Amethyst, WW, and Basic Grey DP card stock. The ribbon is from Micheal's and SU. The brads are from Paper Studio and the rhinestones are from K&Co. Other accessories used are circle scallop punch, paper piercer, and 3d glue dots.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Birthday Bash Tuesday!!

Here is another card featuring the awesome MFT. I just can't seem to get enough of their stamps. They are so much fun with tons of room to color. I used the presents from the "You Take The Cake" set and stacked them to make the presents higher. I colored them in with my prisma colors and accented with SU markers. The layout is from one of SCS's older sketch challenges. I always go and download their older sketches from the file they provide. They ROCK!! Card stock used is SU Bashful Blue, True Thyme, River Rock, Bayou Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and WW. The DP is from Chatterbox. Accessories are May Arts ribbon, SU ribbon, 3D glue dots, stickles, Lil Davis chipboard, cuttlebug embossing folder. Techniques used are paper piercing and sponging. Stay tuned for some SU cards tomorrow. Hugs Ana

Monday, July 09, 2007

Floral Fondant

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!! This weekend has been an exhausting one for me. DS got sick again with a cold and he has been miserable. Thanks to all the blogging ladies from an earlier post I got him to take his medicine. You guys gave me some great tips on how to keep his medicine down. It was still tough but it worked. So I did a little stamping over the weekend. I wanted to play with my MFT "You Take The Cake" set. I love MFT!! Their sets are so creative and versatile plus they have the cutest sayings that go with so many other stamps. For this card I stacked the flower cake to make a two tier wedding cake. I put some SU ribbon around the tiers and added some tiny prima flowers. Other stamps used is SU Canvas background. The sentiment is on a Lil'Davis chipboard ribbon slider. The card stock is SU Guava, Pomegranate, Saffron, and WW. The DP is Chatterbox. Accessories used are May Arts ribbon, SU slit punch and 3D glue dots. Techniques are paper piercing and faux stitching.

Ok now lets get to the good stuff. The winner for blog candy giveaway is........

flossie's follies who said......
Christmas is up there, I love getting gifts, but would have to go with Thanksgiving, it is family time and is less hectic than Christmas.
(Just email me your address and subject the message Blog Candy Winner)

I really enjoyed reading all your post and it looks like Christmas is in first with Thanksgiving a close second.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Blog Candy Time!!!

Its about that time again for some much needed blog candy. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite holiday is. I am a huge lover of ALL holidays but I would have to say Christmas comes in at the first spot. I will draw a random winner on Sunday July 8th at 9:00p.m. Good luck!! Hugs Ana

Oh and I've also been tagged so here goes seven random things about me...

1. I am terrified of airplanes and when I do get on them I don't like to talk, eat, or get up the whole flight. I am too focused on every detail and sound the airplane is making.
2. I have a huge weak spot for sweets. I think I could give up salty foods and just live of sweets. *yummy*
3. I love ice in my milk.
4. I hate celery...except Certain Celery card stock. *giggle*
5. I have three dogs.. 2 are bulldogs named Chloe and Stormy and the other is a Bichon named Ginger

6. I love to salsa dance.
7. Other than stamping, flower arranging is also my passion of which peonies are my favorite flower.

Now I am going to tag Kirsten, Kim, Tiff, and Stephanie.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Transformers Thursday

How many wives have been dragged this week to see the new Transformers movie with the DH? *raising my hand* I went yesterday to see it and let me tell you I was kicking and screaming the whole way there. But after the movie I had to do something I hate...tell the DH he was right. It was a great and fun movie. I really enjoyed myself. So ladies don't be scared when the DH says he wants to see Transformers. Its not that bad. So in light of the movie I decided to pay tribute to Optimus Prime and Bumblebee by making a robot card. The set used is SU Toy Box. I colored the image in with my prisma colors. Other stamps are Green Grass and Micheal's dollar acrylic stamps. The card stock is Basic Grey and SU Pumpkin, Bayou Blue, Sky Blue, Olive, and WW. Accessories are Cosmo Cricket chipboard and May Arts ribbon. The brads are SU. Techniques are paper piercing and cuttlebug embossing folders.

PS Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!!

Hugs Ana

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

ATC Tuesday

I just finished my ATC's for a swap I am in. I really wanted to use this Chatterbox paper I had lying around and found that the strawberry from Papertrey Inks Green Thumb went perfectly with it. I got the inspiration for the sentiment inside the circle from Beate's weekly sketch challenge. She has the greatest ideas. Other card stock used is SU Real Red, Olive, WW, and Caramel. The ric rac is May Arts and the ribbon is SU. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder on the caramel paper. I distressed it with sponging and added some faux stitching. Postal decorative scissors were used around the olive paper edges. Other accessories used are prima flowers and red stickles. I hope the other girls like it. Hugs, Ana

Monday, July 02, 2007

Mail Out Monday

Hi All!! I hope you guys had a great weekend. I got a little stamping done but mostly I cleaned up my craft room. It was a MESS!! Geesh..it's crazy how fast papers and little scraps pile up. So after the cleaning I went to pick a set to make my card. I still wanted to challenge myself to use those stamp sets that I rarely ink up. This set is one of those. Its SU Sparkling Summer. I think I have made one card with it. *frown* I figured it would be perfect since we are in the middle of summer. For the image I colored it in with my prisma colors. I added some rhinestones on the sand to make it *sparkle* and did some doodling around the edges. Other stamps used is Micheals dollar sentiment. The card stock is SU Sky Blue, Olive, Caramel, Chocolate, and WW. The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The Sky Blue is embossed with my cuttlebug and sponged for depth. The ribbon is SU Pumpkin and the brads are SU pewter.