Monday, April 21, 2008

TECC12 - Birthday Cupcake

WOW! It was an absolutely GORGEOUS day here yesterday. We literally spent all day outside and today I'm paying for it. I got so sunburned!!! My arms and chest are the worst and I seriously look like a lobster...LOL!!! I made this card on Saturday (while it was raining out) for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge this week. This week's challenge was to use this sketch. The image is Birthday Cupcake by House-Mouse Designs. I colored in the image with my Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol and a stump. The cardstock colors are So Saffron and Regal Rose and the patterned paper is Celebrate-Play by Fancy Pants. You can purchase the polka ribbon I used at Taylored Expressions. I hope everyone is having a good Monday!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Good Morning and T.G.I.F.!!! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to enter my Blog Candy Giveaway. As promised, I have randomly choosen a winner using this website. The lucky winner is:

#10 - Theresa

Theresa had this to say: I am really diggin' that striped ribbon! Wow! LOVE IT!

Theresa, please email me (link below my profile) with your full name and address and will get your goodies out to you A.S.A.P.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blog Candy

Good Morning Everyone!!! I want to apologize for my lack of posting. Life has been crazy (to say the least) and this full-time job of mine has really gotten in the way of my stamping...LOL!!! Not to mention, that with the weather finally starting to warm up here, it's hard to not want to be outside. With this coming weekend pretty much open, I hope to get some serious stamping time in. So, who wants some BLOG CANDY??? The goodies are:

- Thomas Kinkade Wood Mounted Rubber Stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms (Silent Night)
- One package of Making Memories flower brads
- One Studio G clear stamp set
- Five printed textured cards by Die Cuts With A View & five envelopes
- Five yards of striped ribbon

All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post. I will randomly choose a winner on Friday morning at 9:00am. Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy Spring

HAPPY SPRING is right!!! I'm glad to see that the weather is slowly starting to turn around here. It felt like the longest winter; EVER!!! It's going to be in the mid 60's this weekend, so I'm really looking forward to opening up some windows and airing out the house...LOL!!! This adorable Stampendous image called Spring Flower Word was sent to me by my sweet friend Tracey (traceyc0103). I colored the images in with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol and a stump. I added a rhinestone to the center of the large flower and StarDust Stickles to both the large and small flower. The patterned paper on both the cards is from the Making Memories Garden Party Collection. I absolutely love this paper! I first saw it in Michelle's Spring Inspiration Station. That same day I went to Target on my lunch break and of course had to swing down the scrapbooking isle...LOL! To my surprise, they had the paper and I grabbed the last package too...:) I used Pretty in Pink cardstock for the first card and Gable Green for the second. I faux stitched along the sides of the smaller panel using my white gel pen. The flowers are Imaginesce Petal Pushers and the brads are Making Memories. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Multiple Vendor Card Kit Swap

I am currently hosting a Multiple Vendor Card Kit Swap through SCS and still have a few spots available. You can read all about the swap and see what groups still have spots open HERE.

This swap is Round 2. I had such a blast hosting the first swap, that I decided to start a 2nd. For the first swap I sent everyone who joined a clear stamp set from Michael's as a thank you for participating. This time around, each person that joins will receive 5 yards of 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon from Taylor's new store, Taylored Expressions. The best part is that YOU get to choose what color you would like.

If you are interested in joining, please leave me a comment on the swap thread or send me a PM through SCS. My SCS name is: lleonard. At that time, I will PM you with more information on how to choose your ribbon color.

I hope you will join in the fun!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Simple & Bright Thank You Cards

Happy April Fools Day...LOL! I was finally able to finish the 40 baby shower invites I was working on over the weekend; WOO, HOO!!! However, I still haven't created anything new. So, today I thought I would share some more cards that I made a while back. For these cards I used the SU! sets, Best Blossoms and Warmest Regards. I used Whisper White for the card base and the cardstock/ink colors are Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, and Gable Green. For each card, I punched out a matching flower using the SU! Spring Bouquet Flower Punch and attached it to the card with a white brad. The striped ribbon is from one of Jody's ribbon shares. It's hard to see in the pictures, but I also paper pierced the colored cardstock on each card and the two bottom corners. Is it Friday yet....LOL?!? I stayed up until 11:30 last night watching a movie with my hubby; which is late for me. I'm usually in bed by 9:00-9:30 at the latest during the week, so I'm pretty tired today. Hope everyone is having a good day and thanks for stopping by.