Thursday, February 26, 2009

from the beach...

Just a quick update from the beach. Beautiful day here on Sanibel Island. Was up at dawn and walked about 3 miles, still a little cool but way, way warmer then home. Spent most of the day hanging out at the pool finishing up the book "the Shack". Absolutely fabulous must read book. Played some rummy this afternoon then eucher this evening. A couple of glasses of wine and a massage, life is good!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

vacation...

Heading out for some much needed rest and relaxation in sunny Florida. No hubby, no kids, just fun and sun with my girlfriends. Will post some new stuff when I get back. Sending sunny smiles your way...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Elzybell Art Stamps #4 sneak peek

Here is my last and finally sneak peak card for you of the February new releases from Elzybell Art Stamps. Make sure you go to Elizabeth's online store to check out all of the new sets. This card uses the new set "Eggstravagansa".
What I used:
Elzybell Art Stamps Eggstravagansa and Eggstravagansa Sentiments
Gable Green, Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Basic Black, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow, Lovely Lilac classic ink pads
scallop edge punch
cuttlebug embossing folder
ribbon ($1 bin at Michaels)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Elzybell Art Stamps sneek peak #3


One more day until the February release of the newest Elzybell Art Stamps. I used "Tea for Two" on this one. It is a fabulous coffee and tea set. Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team is doing and I will see you back here tomorrow for my last sneak peek.


What I used:
Elzybell Art Stamps Tea for Two
Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Whisper White card stock
K&Company designer paper
More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand classic stamp pads
Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Elzybell Art Stamps sneak peek #2

Are you ready for another sneak peek? Todays card uses the absolutely adorable set "Hey Cupcake". (you have to see this set, it has 30 stamps to make countless different looking cupcakes) Sometimes I like to use smaller scale cards for gifts but rarely think to make them. This card measures 4x4, the perfect size for a gift. Make sure you check out what the rest of the design team are doing as well!

What I used:
Elzybell Art Stamps Hey Cupcake
Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock
scrap of retired Stampin' Up! designer paper (sorry I can't remember which one it was)
Basic Black, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa classic ink pads
markers
wide Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon

Friday, February 20, 2009

February Elzybell sneak peek #1...


It's that time again. Time for a little sneak peek of the new sets that Elzybell Art Stamps are going to be releasing on Monday. Elizabeth and all of the design are showing samples every day through Monday so make sure you hop around to everyones blogs to see what they have done with these fun new sets.

I made this one for todays Limited Supply challenge on SplitCoastStamper. The challenge was to use green which fit nicely in with my need to make some Easter cards. For this card I used the soon to be released set "Eggstavagansa Sentiments".
What I used:
Elzybell Art Stamps Eggstravagansa Sentiments
Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black card stock
Basic Grey designer paper, vellum
Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue classic stamp pads
wide Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon
swiss dot Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, February 19, 2009

thoughts and prayers

I did this card for todays Ways to Use it Challenge; Stripes over on SplitCoastStampers. When I started the card I had a scrap of striped designer paper in my hand but I can't for the life of me figure out what I did with it (I will probably find it in the fridge or some such place later, having all the kids home and half the neighborhood here for mid-winter break isn't helping, obviously) so instead of starting the card over I added a different designer paper and used striped ribbon instead. This card uses the new Stampin' Up! stamp set "Thoughts & Prayers" I love this new set and am having a lot of fun playing around with it. The set has two image stamps, this one and another one of a very interesting tree but the words are the best part. They are all fabulous, a must have for the Christian stamper and my first choice out of the newest catalog.
What I used:
Thoughts & Prayers stamp set
Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss card stock
Bella Rose designer paper
Stampin' Write markers
Vintage Brads
Striped Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon

Elzybell fortnightly challenge #14


It's that time again, time for the fortnightly (so british, just makes me smile) Elzybell challenge. This challenge was a little different, this time we have a recipe. Steph set the challenge and her recipe was as follows: 3 brads, 2 ribbons and a rectangle. My Elzybell blog list is down on the right make sure you check out what everyone else has done with the challenge. You also will want to check back tomorrow because the sneak peeks will start for the February new stamp release. The new stamps will be available for purchase on Monday and each of the design team members will be giving you some little peeks into what is to come.
What I use:

Elzybell Art Stamps From me to ewe
watercolor paper, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze Stampin' Up designer paper
Black Stazon, and Going Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Baja Breeze classic stamp pads
Stampin' Write markers
sponges, aquapainter
striped Baja Breeze ribbon, narrow Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
brown brads (unknown vendor)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

warm cuddles...

The sun is shining and I stamped. How much better can life get? At this time of year especial with the kids home from school this week for mid winter break it doesn't get much better then that. I whipped out this card this afternoon, (yes, naptime) for this mornings color challenge over on SplitCoastStampers. Todays challenge is to use More Mustard, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss. I combined that with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge to come up with this card very quickly.What I used:
Elzybell Art Stamps; From me to ewe
Basic Black, Whisper White, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss card stock
SU Urban Garden designer paper
Basic Black, More Mustard, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Going Grey classic ink pads
large and wide oval punches
satin kiwi kiss ribbon
sponges

Saturday, February 14, 2009

guilty of neglect...

I am once again guilty of neglect. I am in the middle of several projects as well as it being Stampin' Up!s biggest special of the year Sale-a-bration. If you have been following me for a while you probably remember when I bored you to tears with my goals for the year. One of those goals is to send out stuff this year for publication, so that is what I have been working my butt off on. I sent several things off to SU in January and am about half way through the biggest competition that SU has for demos, the Artisan Award. I also have a couple of projects in the works to send out to actual magazines. So wish me luck and bear with me. I will be back to posting next week and should have several things to show you.