Sunday, September 30, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak Day 4

Hi All!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Mine sure is flying although I haven't done much of anything. I did however get a chance to play with the 4th of the 5 new MFT releases that is set to go on sale tonight at Midnight. Yup..I said tonight ladies!! I am so excited to see what everyone else comes up with when they get their sets!! For this card I played along with the Inspiration challenge over at SCS. I took some of those elements and came up with this card. The beautiful lacey bloom was stamped with VersaMagic Plumeria ink. I also stamped another flower image with Creamy Caramel ink on vellum cut it out and placed it underneath the pink flower for added dimension. The flower center is a pearl from K&Co. Card stock is SU Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, WW, and Basic Grey Perhaps PP. The brads are SU and the ribbon is May Arts. Techniques used are paper piercing. Don't forget that all these sets go on sale tonight. Hugs Ana

Saturday, September 29, 2007

MFT Saturday Sneak Peak 3

Happy weekend everyone! Hope everyone is having fun and relaxing. So today is MFT Sneak Peak 3 featuring the ADORABLE "Meet Me at the Cafe" set. This is my favorite set in the release. Its so Oh..La...La!! The girls are colored in with prisma colors and gamsol. I also have a small confusion to make about one of the girls. When I first saw the lady in the left I thought, how cute she has leggings but, while browsing the other MFT design team member's examples I noticed that they were supposed to be boots. *blush* I can't believe I looked at her and thought leggings instead of boots. I was going to change it but, I thought oh well its just another view on an adorable set. The card stock is SU Guava, Whisper White, Kraft, and Basic Grey "Perhaps" PP. Accessories used are SU Oval punches, ribbon, cord, brads, and Marvy scallop punch. Stay tuned for tomorrow's sneak peak. Have a great weekend. Hugs Ana

Edited to Add: Kim from MFT is offering an amazing deal for all you ladies that want to get all five sets. Its called the Take 5 special which means you get them all for just $65.00. YIPPEE!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak Day 2

Are you ready to go into the "Wild"? If you are, MFT will take you there with this new set called "Its A Jungle Out there". This is the second of the five new releases. Its the cutest set ever with all kinds of different wild animals and a very stylish safari lady. Again this set is so versatile and I know I say this over and over but the possibilities are really endless. For the first card I colored in the giraffe with my prismacolors. The card stock is Basic Grey Urban Couture, SU Chocolate Chip, Real Rust, Olive, and Whisper White. Accessories used are SU brads, ribbon, silver cord, flower circle punch, and 3d glue dots. The layout is a recent sketch challenge from SCS. The second card features the safari lady with an adorable lion. I colored both in with prismas too. The card stock is SU Kraft, VV, Pumpkin, Olive, and Chocolate Chip. Accessories uese are SU ribbon, cord, brads, and 3d glue dots. Technique applied is faux stitching. Stay tuned for Sneak Peak Day 3 tomorrow.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

MFT Sneak Peak Day 1

The time has come!! Today is the first day of the My Favorite Things sneak peaks. You guys are in for a real treat since Kim from MFT has 5 new sets to be released on October 1!! They are all such fun and adorable sets and like all of her stamps they are so versatile and offer you tons of card possibilities. The first set is called "How Sweet It Is." I colored the image in with my prisma colors and gamsol. Don't forget that she also offers a great deal on Prisma colors called my favorite 48. I also added stickles to the flower centers. The card stock is SU Guava, Pomegranate, Choc Chip, WW, and Basic Grey "Perhaps" PP. The ribbon is SU along with the brads. Other stamp used is SU Flannel background. If you want to see more examples of this and all the upcoming sets head over to MFT design team page and click on all the girls blogs for some awesome eye candy. Make sure to come back tomorrow for MFT Sneak Peak Day 2. Its going to be "Wild"!!

Edited to Add: My friend Kirsten from Confessions of A Naptime Stamper is having some awesome Naptime Nuggets. She is giving away a MFT stamp set and yummy ribbon. Hurry and enter. Toni from Moved to the Mountains is also giving away some candy. She is giving away this very set and all you have to do is leave a comment. Tell her I sent you. Good Luck :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stylish Tuesday

So I am loving the challenge over at SCS that tells us to incorporate the new SU Going Grey in our cards. I love this color its so chic and elegant. In this card I combined it with the yummy Basic Grey "Perhaps" PP. They both go so perfectly. Other card stock is SU Mellow Moss and Basic Black. The stamp is from MFT "Lets go for a Walk". I LOVE this set. I tried to match the colors of the dogs and lady with the card stock to give it that clean look. Also, if you are a MFT fan (who isn't) then you will be happy to hear that their will be 5 new sets released on October 1!!! Sneak peaks start here Thursday. So make sure and mark your calenders its going to be AMAZING. Ok, back to the card. Accessories used are SU ribbon, silver cord, black brads, prisma colors, and Making Memories rub-ons. Techniques used are paper piercing. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some more MFT.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Rubber Romance Monday

Hi All!! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I had a busy one but I did get some stamping done. Here is one card I made with the super chic Rubber Romance girls. I love their look!! I did some paper piecing for her shopping bags and added pearls on her hat and shoes. The scrolls are Basic Grey rub-ons. The sentiment is from Green Grass stamps. The card stock is Basic Grey PP and SU Black, ans WW. The ribbon is May arts and the cord is SU. Sorry for the short post but I gotta run some errands. See you tomorrow :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Stampendous Thursday

Here is the last of my Christmas Stampendous stamps :( I might have to buy some more since I am completely in LOVE with all their winter images. They are so whimsical and fun. For this card I decided to play along in the sketch challenge over at SCS. The coloring was done with my prisma colors. (BTW I am still working on the coloring tutorial) Card stock is SU Real Red, Old Olive, Certain Celery, Sky Blue, WW, and Basic Grey Blitzen PP. The snowflake is actually a flower from the Maya Road clear blooms. I just did some cutting to resemble a snowflake and added dazzling diamond for pizazz. The sentiment is from the must have The Cats Pajamas Swanky stamps. This sentiment is my favorite! Accessories are SU brads and SU ribbon. Stay tuned for some more stamping tomorrow. Hugs Ana

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Penguin Wednesday

If you are a huge Penguin lover like me then you are going to love this new stamp from Stampendous. Its ADORABLE!! Anything penguin always does something to me but, this one is too much. I had a blast making this card. I colored the cuties in with my prisma colors and added crystal effects and Dazzling Diamond glitter. I also used liquid applique on the penguins hats. The card stock is SU Real Red, Basic Black, WW, and Basic Grey "Blitzen" PP. The sentiment is from SU Tres Chic background stamp. I used my marker to only ink up the word BELIEVE. I love how that stamp gives you so many options. Accessories are May Arts ribbon, silver cord, brads, and Paper Studio metal letters. The layout is an older sketch challenge from SCS. I always go to their archives for inspiration. I don't know what I would do without SCS!! Hugs Ana

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Stampin' Up Tuesday

Today I have a Stampin' Up card to share with you. My mother recently asked me if I would make a sympathy card for her co-worker that lost a loved one. I decided that I wanted to use my new hostess Garden Silhouettes set for this card. I love the simple elegance this set offers. I went with neutral colors in the shades of SU Grey, Very Vanilla, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, and Basic Black. Other stamps used are SU Sanded background and Green Grass for the sentiment. Accessories are SU ribbon, brads, and 3d glue dots. I wanted to make it simple and clean.

BTW I am working on a prisma colors tutorial. Make sure to check back if your interested. Hugs Ana

Monday, September 17, 2007

Stampendous Monday

Hi All! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed our family's pool all Saturday. It was so nice and Josh finally learned how to swim by himself with his floaties. Before he would just take in water and tip over. I'm so proud of him! I did get some stamping done but mostly I just relaxed. It was nice to take a break. The card I did finish features the new Stampendous Pookie stamp. I love him!! He is so cute and I had so much fun coloring him in. I used my prisma colors along with gamsol. I added some liquid appliqué on his hat and elf slippers. The sentiment is from The Cat's Pajamas new Fall collection. Card stock is SU Certain Celery, Bayou Blue, Real Red, Basic Black, and Blitzen Basic Grey PP. Accessories are SU brads, ribbon, and silver cord. To complete the card I did some paper piercing and faux stitching. Stay tuned for some more Stampendous tomorrow. Hugs, Ana

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Penny Black Thursday

So isn't this Penny Black Halloween stamp the cutest?!! I love the little furry spooky creatures. I love Halloween so when I find adorable "spooky" stamps like these I always have to get them. I colored them in with my prismacolors. Card stock used is SU Pumpkin, Black, Eggplant, Olive, WW, and Chatterbox PP. The background stamp is SU Flannel and the sentiment is from MFT's Fright Night. Accessories are May Arts ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder, and SU circle scalloped punch. Techniques are paper piercing and sponging. On another note I was browsing some of the new Stampendous stamps online and while looking for a retail store in my area I noticed that we have a new Archiver's about 15 minutes away from home. I am so EXCITED!! I am going to try and head over tonight. I will let you know about the damage/goodies tomorrow :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Poochie Wednesday

I know I had promised another Penny Black card yesterday but I really wanted to share this card with you first. Its Skating Poochie from The Cat's Pajamas!! He is such a rock*star I thought he needed to be shared today instead of later on in the week. If you have not had a chance to head over to TCP's you need to since Alma has release some new acrylic stamp sets. They are awesome and super CUTE! Ok, back to the card I paper pieced his sweater with SU Dashing PP. Other card stock used is SU Basic Black, Olive, Real Red, Shimmer White, and Close to Cocoa. The fibers are from EK success and the rhinestone is K&Co. I also used my new favorite tool the SU Circle scallop punch along with the tab punch. Its the perfect size to add that perfect finishing touch. Other stamps used is Tres Chic background from SU. To complete the card I added SU brads and did some faux stitching.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Penny Black Tuesday

Have you checked out the new Penny Black stamps? They are so awesome. I love them all!! This card features one of the floral images. I colored it in with my prismacolors and sprayed it with my Cherub Rose Glimmer Mist. I am really enjoying the mist. It adds the perfect finishing touch. The layout is from card maps. They have the best sketches EVA! I also used my new Basic Grey "Perhaps" PP along with SU River Rock, Wasabi, Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White. The sentiment is from PTI "Beautiful Blooms". The ribbon is May Arts and SU. Techniques used are paper piercing and faux stitching. Tomorrow I have another Penny Black card to share so make sure to check it out. Hugs Ana

Monday, September 10, 2007

MFT Monday

Hi All!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was superb since I got tons of stamping done. I just set up my itunes and stamped the day away with all my new eP goodies. It was so nice to just have a whole day of "me" time. This is the first of several cards I did this weekend. It features the MFT "Falling for You" set. I love these images since they are so much fun to color and they give me a great excuse to pull out my prisma colors. For card stock I picked SU True Thyme, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, and VV. Also used was my new Basic Grey "Mellow" PP and the Glimmer Mist. If you haven't tried the new Glimmer Mist you really should because it adds that extra "sparkle" to your cards. I like it because it can be subtle if sprayed lightly or bold if you spray more. A tip if you do get the Mist make sure you spray from about 10 inches away so that the spray will be even on your project. If you spray to close then it will just make a mess. Along with stamping I also had a chance to participate in some SCS challenges. It had been a while since I had the time to play along. For this card I used this weeks sketch challenge. Other accessories used is SU ribbon, SU circle and oval punches, pewter hardware, and 3d glue dots. Stay tuned for some Penny Black tomorrow.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pool Party Invites

My good friend asked me a few weeks ago if I could make some Pool Party invites for her daughter. The theme was going to be a Luau so she wanted something that would fit the decor. I immediately knew what stamp I wanted to use. A few months back I purchased this adorable Impress Umbrella rubber stamp. It was an impulse buy since I really didn't need it but I loved it and I knew it would come in handy sometime. And it did!! I stamped the umbrella on Whisper White card stock and then cut it out. Then using my beloved Scor-Pal I scored the ridges and then folded it to make it look 3d. The background is Papertrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms set. The flower centers have liquid pearls and the ribbon is May Arts. Other card stock used is SU Elegant Eggplant and the back (not shown) is Pretty in Pink which is embossed with the swirls cuttlebug folder. These were so easy and quick to make and my friend really enjoyed them.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Papertrey Ink Wednesday

Today I decided I wanted to show you something other than a card. When I first got my Spooky Sweets Papertrey Ink set I knew that I wanted to make a decorative project with it. This set provides so many different possibilities in Halloween decor and gifts. The floral arrangement was made by stamping on fabric canvas with Stampin' Up classic ink. The inside is a regular cylinder vase I bought at the dollar store. The flowers are silk but using fresh ones would also look beautiful. Accessories used are Stampin' Up pumpkin grosgrain ribbon and copper cord. The tag was made with my new SU scallop circle punch. Aside from the Spooky Treats I also used Papertrey Ink's Circle Corners & Borders. Stay tuned for some pool party invites tomorrow. Hugs~ Ana

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm Baaack!!

Before I get into the post I want to share some AMAZING and super EXCITING news. Remember I told everyone earlier this month that I was trying out for The Cat's Pajamas design team... Well before I headed out on my mini vacation this weekend I got a email from Alma (owner of TCP) telling me that I made the team!! I am so excited to be part of such a talented design team. Thank you Alma for this awesome opportunity! Oh, and if you haven't checked out Alma's new TCP's website you need to run over and take a peek. She did an awesome job with the new site and the new Fall 2007 release. Stay tuned for some TCP's samples later on this week.

Back to the post....So I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I, for one, had an awesome time but and I am also so glad to be back
home. This past weekend we headed out (about 45 minutes from home) to the In-Laws beach house in Galveston, Tx for some fun and relaxation. It was so nice to just soak up the sun. DS had a blast and he even had his first jet ski ride with DH. I was a little nervous but DH made sure to go really slow. Here are some pictures from the weekend. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some new cards.