Monday, June 22, 2009

For Ethan

Pink Cat Studio is releasing these new digital stamps today to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in honour of Ethan Wieman. Little Ethan passed away on June 12th from Neuroblastoma Cancer. Ethan was a true cowboy, loved horses, balloons and knock knock jokes. By purchasing these digital images, you will help brighten the day of a sick child as the money that is raised, will go toward making one of their dreams come true. You can follow this link to Pink Cat Studio to contribute to this worthy cause in Ethan's memory and to read about this remarkable little boy.

Please help me spread the word of this very worthy fundraiser.

-- To be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate for Pink Cat Studio - go to Vicki's blog here. She is offering the gift certificate drawing to those who help spread the word on this worthy cause.
-- Another gift certificate drawing for Pink Cat Studio - go to Heather's blog here. She is offering the gift certificate drawing to those who help spread the word on this worthy cause.
-- One more offering for those who spread the word - go to Lauren's blog here.

Thanks so much for Supporting the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Ethan's memory.

Friday, June 19, 2009

CAS (Clean and Simple) - Hugs for Janessa
I made this for a challenge over at the Sweet N Sassy Stamps (SNSS) yahoo group. We were challenged to make a Clean and Simple card. This is my version of a CAS card. I tend to think of them as one layer type cards. My finished card is below.

This is the inside of the card. I used my Scallop Square Nesties to make the hole in the front, so this little cutie can peek through.

Here is a close up of the front of the card. I sponged the scallops with Pretty in Pink ink. I then dotted around the scallops with Cotton Candy Stickles.

Hope you liked my card today. Have you tried your hand at a CAS card? If you take on this challenge, be sure to post a link in the comments here so I can hope over and check it out!!

Until next time - Happy Stamping!!

Stamps: Hugs for Janessa (
Ink: Palette Noir, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Other: Blender Pen, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Square Nesties, Cotton Candy Stickles

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Diva Inspiration Challenge - DivaIC48

It's Thursday, so that means it is Diva Inspiration Challenge over on the UDI Blog. Today's challenge was to use the picture of the purse below for our inspiration. Well, I really liked the bold design to it. I tried to do that here, but my brain wasn't quite functioning right tonight. Not sure if I really like this card or not. I'll be mailing it in the morning though to my best friend regardless. :)

For the card, I used Eastern Blooms and Garden Whimsy (the sentiment). I picked out my DSP first (Brocade Blue), which is part of the Level 1 hostess DSP pack. I wanted a touch of bold brightness, so I grabbed the Rose Red. After I started stamping and putting it together - I realized how Patriotic it looked. That's ok though. I used a sketch from Stamping 411 - SSC103.

Above is the picture of the purse - isn't it a cute purse! :)

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Garden Whimsy
CS: Brocade Blue, WW, Brocade Blue DSP
Ink: Brocade Blue, Rose Red
Other: Brocade Blue marker, Rose Red marker, Stampin' Dimensionals (under the flower)

Just a short post today - I've been super busy this week with some personal family things, so I'm going to head to bed now. Be sure to check out the UDI Blog for the other Divas take on this challenge!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Late Night Stampers Design Team

Have you joined the Late Night Stampers yahoo group yet?? If not - then you should! It is free and the ideas that are shared there are spectacular! They have challenges each week that the DT take part in, as well as, the rest of us on the group. The talent is amazing!

To join our group - go here. If you are a SU demonstrator, you can also join the Demo Only group - go here.

Here is the list of the LNS DT (most likely you will recognize some, if not most, of them) - be sure to check out their blogs!!

1.Gretchen Barron

2. Barbara Dondero

3.Tammy Fite

4. Judy Jackson

5. Mary Brown

6.Sarah Wills

7.Selene Kempton

8.Virginia Killmore

9. Elizabeth Sloman

10.Marisol Gutierrez

11. Dawn Bullock

12.Sandi MacIver

13.Stephanie Sullins

14.Susan Shields

15. Rebekah "Becky" Jensen

16. Heidi Michel

17. Barb Slaughter

18. Lisa Milliron

19 Connie Babbert

20 Nancy Dawson

21 Bethany Keeney

22 Kirsten Brown

23. Mary Jo Price-Williams

24. Elizabeth Hurst
Utah Divas Inspiration Challenge #47 (DivaIC47)

Today's challenge can be seen over on the UDI blog. I went with the color scheme - purple and also the dots.
I used the Big Shots Texturz for the dots to make my background. On the raised portion, I took a q-tip and colored them with the Basic Gray ink. The flower was stamped twice on WW card stock. The first one I only colored the edges of the flower, since I layered another flower on top. The second one was colored and cut out. I adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals for added dimension to the card. The message was also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. I colored the flower with a Blender Pen and the ink pads (just squeezed the pad to the lid and dipped my blender pen in the lid then to pick up the ink).
This is the inside of the card. Since I used Basic Gray card stock for the base of my card - I decided to add a piece of WW card stock inside, so my message can be easily seen. I stamped the flower in Pale Plum ink.

This is just a close up of the flower, so you can see (hopefully) the dimension. It isn't the best picture, but hoping you can get the jist.

I had fun with this challenge! Hope you take part and make something using the image for #47 as inspiration. If you do, be sure to post back here, so I can check it out and leave ya some love. If you post to an online gallery, be sure to use DivaIC47 as a keyword.

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to stop by the UDI blog and check out what the other Inspiration Creative Team made for the challenge!!

Stamps: Fifth Ave Floral
CS: Basic Gray, Pale Plum, WW
Ink: Basic Gray, Pale Plum
Other: Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Texturz Background, q-tip

Monday, June 08, 2009

You're Special
I made this card for a friend of mine whose birthday was this past weekend. Yes - it's late, but isn't it the thought that counts. :) Seriously - I'm always behind, but the thought is no less meaningful from me.

I also made this for a color challenge on the Sweet N Sassy Stamps (SNSS) yahoo group. It was to make a card using your favorite colors. Well, my two absolute favorite colors are green and blue. So, I used Brocade Blue and Certainly Celery. This image was sent to me from my friend, Deedee. Be sure to check out her blog - she makes beautiful cards and is an awesome artist. She designs Digi Stamps for SNSS as well - they are great!!

It is from SNSS set Elly & Friends. I only have 2 or 3 SNSS sets. Well, one day in my mailbox was a HUGE assortment of SNSS images from Deedee.
Elly & Friends
CS: WW, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue DSP (from the SU Level 1 Hostess DSP)
Ink: Palette Noir
Other: Copic Markers, Stampin Dimensionals, Green Glitter Brads (Target $1 Spot)

Hope you had a wonderful Monday! It was a hot and humid day here - I'm trying not to complain though because it surely beats the alternative! :)

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I needed a Sympathy card recently for a friend. Her husband passed away unexpectedly, so I thought I'd send this to her to let her know that she is being thought of.

I just got this stamp set from my last club order. It is Fifth Ave Floral from SU. I kept telling myself not to get it - I really didn't need another floral set did I?? Well, sample after sample brought me to order this set. It is a beautiful set and different from my other floral sets - this one is a bit more 'classy' or 'elegant' - at least I think so.

I also combined this card with a challenge over on the StampinUpLNStampers yahoo group - embossing. The background on the card is done using one of the Big Shot Texturz - Flourish. I then took the Always Artichoke ink pad and swiped it across - I tried to just hit the raised portion, but I don't think it looks bad even with ink in spots I didn't want. *wink*

Stamps: Fifth Ave Floral, Thoughts & Prayers
CS: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, WW
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke
Other: Big Shot Texturz Background #1 - Flourish, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamping Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Hope you'll stop back by to visit me!!