Thursday, April 30, 2009

CPS Happens

I didn't get a whole lot done today - the last 2 days at work were doozies and I am stiff and sore today!!! I did manage to go for a walk and get on my evil excersise machine/torture device, got a couple loads of laundry done and hung on the line and got groceries - and I managed to get one card done to show you today - so I guess I didn't do the worst....
I used this weeks sketch from CPS - you can find it here -

I used one of my new stamps from 'Stamps Happen' and colored it with prismacolor markers. You can find this stamp and a boatload of other great stamps here -
The phrase is from Stampin Up.
I cut the teapot layer with a spellbinders label die and the brown layer is spellbinders mega rectangles - I used my cuttlebug.
I am hoping to have more time to craft tomorrow....just a couple errands to run....
Leaving you with a couple pics of some of my flowers in the backyard - I have alot of glads blooming (I seem to have good luck with those) these pink ones are some of my first bloomers. The cactus blooms ever so often year round - I have several hanging baskets with cactus in them (tried all kinds of other plants but killed too many as they need to be watered every day here on the summer so the cactus are perfect).

All for today - have a couple tasks to do yet this evening...
Take Care

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hometown Thank-you

Working today at the 'real' job so leaving you a short post.
This stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms - Thomas Kinkade collection and is called 'Hometown Pride'. You can find it here -
This is my first try at coloring one of my TK's with the alcohol markers - in this case prismacolor markers. I think I still need some practice but was happy with the result.
All for now - Hope you are having a good week!!!
Take Care

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Mom

More of the same stamp and layout from yesterday - only different colors.
Some of these I will use for Mother's Day cards.
These are all colored with prismacolor pencils. The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms and you can find it and a ton of great stamps here -
All for today - Take Care

Monday, April 27, 2009

Pastoral Mom

I hope everyone had a good weekend!!! It was nice and warm here - the kiddos and I even got in the pool for a bit on Sunday afternoon. It was alittle chilly at first but then was fairly nice!!
Got some time to play with some new stamps from Cornish Heriatge Farms and this weeks sketch from CPS.
The stamp you can find here -
I colored her in with prismacolor pencils.
The sketch you can find here -

I did a whole bunch of these for my Mother's Day cards (I usually send cards to all my girlfriends who are Mom's too...).
And of course I had to try her in several different colors . I will show you the other colors tomorrow - today is the brown and also one I covered with sepia glaze from Ranger.
All for today!!!!
I work the next 2 days but have some pretties preposted for you....
Take Care

Friday, April 24, 2009

Movie Tickets

Short one tonight to show you the other card I managed to finish yesterday. This card uses the same stamps as yesterday with different colors and a different layout.
The stamps are from Stamps Happen and you can find them here -
They have alot of great stamps!!!! They were generous enough to send me a few stamps to play with - I can tell you I was excited (just ask my kiddos - they got a good laugh watching me do a Happy Dance!!!!) I already have a bunch of their stamps!!
These too were colored with prismacolor markers.
All for now - see ya Monday!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

CPS Movie Happenings

Quick post tonight - am running out of time before super and some other chores still to finish...didn't get near as much done today as I had planned....
I did manage to get 2 cards done - one of which I will show you today.
Stamps are new from Stamps Happen and you can find them at along with a ton of other great stamps. They have a wide variety of styles to chose from too.
I also used this weeks sketch from CPS -
I colored the main images with prismacolor markers (colored some of them while waiting at the dentist office as the kiddos both had check-ups today :). Stamped them in Memento black ink.
The backround is stamped with distress ink - walnut stain.
All for tonight ya'll - going to try and get tomorrows post set up as I work tomorrow.
Have a great weekend ya'll !!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Party at Da House

I had some fun yesterday with my Bella's and Gina 's. A friend from work asked me to make her a card for friends who just bought a new house. Her friends like BBQ and 'cocktails'
Everything was stamped with memento black and colored in with my prismacolor markers ( I am liking the alcohol markers more and more...)
The couple is Bellastamps and the phrase and mixer are Gina K.
Of course I had to do 2 versions....
All for today as I am at work (preposted :)
Take Care

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hat Shopping

Starting you off today with a couple pics of my Clemetis out by our pool - this one is my early bloomer and he seems to bloom the longest too. And of course being purple he's my favorite too.
As you may have guessed I managed to get some yard work done and a few errands. Did manage to get a little craft time too....
The cards I have to show you today use the same stamp from yesterday - 'Witches Hats' from Stamps Happen. You can find it here -
I stamped the hats with black memento ink and colored them with my prismacolor pencils and then cut them out. I had a sketch I was trying so when I put them on the square and combined them with the skeleton paper, I thought it looked like this little skeleton was shopping for a new hat.
I also used some green embossing powder for the BOO (don't know who makes this one) and then used some green and orange bright krylon paint pen for the edges.

All for today - have more errands to run, going to go get my hair done.....
Take Care

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happening Treats

Sitting at my computer veggin this am - crazy busy weekend at work and I am having a really hard time getting a move on this mornin.....
I finished off this card last friday - yes just one card - These first couple photos are stage one and I almost left it like this cause I really like it (so I will make some more like it come Halloween time). Last week I did Christmas stuff so then I pulled out some Halloween stuff.
The 'Witches Hats' are from Stamps Happen and you can find it and a ton more great stamps here -

I stamped the spider/web and the phrase and embossed them with black embossing powder. The hats were stamped with memento black.
Then I brought out my Prismacolor markers - colorless blender and 3 gray markers (30%, 50-60%) to do the shadows.
I thought it looked pretty cool as is, so I took some pics of it before I colored the rest in.

So here is the color version - I finished coloring it in with the prismacolor markers and it turned out pretty fun too.
All for now - my dog tells me it is high time to get moving and go for a walk (glad its still cool out this morning) I also have several errands to run and some yard work to do.....and hopefully get to the craft room for and hour or so.....
See ya tomorrow
Take Care

Friday, April 17, 2009

Figgy Kings

Short post tonight - Using my Figgy Pudding DP again and stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms.
You can find these stamps here -
Getting an early start on my Christmas cards this week:)

I had yesterday off but didn't get any time in the craft room - yard work, went for my morning walk, go on the Mean and Nasty eliptical machine :) and also some house work - then when the kids got home went shopping for clothes. My DD needed some new clothes and we need to get her a dress for an upcoming wedding the end of May.
I have a few errands to run today but should get some time at the craft table - cross my fingers and toes....
All for today