Thursday, February 19, 2009

una margarita por favor

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I'm off to the mayan riviera! 7 days of sun, surf, more sun, and lots o' frosty beverages. Smiley from

have a great week everyone!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

one last valentine

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hope everyone had a very happy valentine's day! we had a few people over for good food and good wine. Smiley from having people over made for a much more enjoyable valentines than dealing with a crowded restaurant.

this is a card I made using a sketch saturday layout. I am so loving these leanne ellis stamps and I wanted to get in one more card with them. I used basic grey bittersweet for the layers and a multitude of copics for the main image. I just got some new ones this week so I had to play with as many colors as possible. Smiley from

sugar nellie has some new images coming out this month and I am so, so excited! the gorjuss girls were just released for pre-order and now there will be new leanne ellis designs released by the end of this month. for a sneak peek check out the sugar nellie blog!

paper - basic grey bittersweet, rose red, chocolate chip, papertrey white; stamps - leanne ellis 'choose love' for sugar nellie; ink - memento rich cocoa, copics,; accessories - martha stewart glitter, robin's nest 'paris', trio flower punch

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

valentine's cards for jhestin

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my cutie nephew is having a valentine's party on friday at his daycare so I volunteered to make his valentine's cards for his 'classmates'. my sister was so happy with my offer...I guess nowadays the only thing you can find is cards with cartoon characters instead of the old style kind I had as a kid.

I just love the little a muse lovemonster and thought it would be perfect for super simple v-day cards. I embossed the base with heart blocks and added a little shimmer with frost versamark. the sentiment was printed on a mailing label (I didn't want to put anything the little ones could pull off) and punched with the word punch. the little heart next to the sentiment was made with a copic. I think I found how to make those on sharon harnist's paperfections blog some time ago. on the back, I added a piece of pink pirouette and hand wrote to: and from:...remember that??

I'm going to look around for some nostalgic valentines cards...I'd love to keep some in my stash!

paper - papertrey white, real red; stamps - a muse love monster, a muse heart trio; ink - memento rich cocoa, copics, versamark frost; accessories - cuttlebug embossing folder, circle punch, word punch, spica glitter pen

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

luvvie my new luvvie

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I'm so in love with my new leanne ellis stamps for sugar nellie. this cutie little gal was made for my bff janie for valentine's day.

lauren meader uploaded a great tutorial on how she uses her copics for her cards. I decided to incorporate her sidewalk and sky which was demo'd in the video. I used 'candy lane' designer paper from the new stampin' up! catalog and my new valentine sentiment from susan branch.

this card is also the first sample for my weekly sketch/color challenges I'll be hosting at
papercraft planet! if you are a leanne ellis and gorjuss girls fan, come check out the group!!

paper - papertrey white, chocolate chip, su candy lane dp; stamps - sugar nellie luvvie (by leanne ellies), susan branch sentiment; ink - memento rich cocoa, copics; accessories - pretties kit, su fleurettes, dress it up button, ribbon, a muse twinkle dot

Monday, February 2, 2009

a ducky hello

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hope everyone had a great superbowl sunday! I chose to spend my day stamping instead of eating myself silly with game food!

this image is a rachelle anne miller for sugar nellie and is so adorable!!! I'm a big oregon ducks fan and knew I had to add the duckie to my collection. one of my lss went out of business this weekend and I wanted to use one of the items I bought on sale. These cutie flower buttons from queen & co were a great find (I got several colors) and thought it would be a perfect touch to my little duck. the flower looked like it needed an extra sumpthin' so I added the a muse tiny it!! for a little extra sparkle, I traced parts of the flower with a spica glitter pen and added a twinkle dot to the center. the layout is the current scs sketch challenge (213).

I've got a sugar nellie sketch challenge I will posting this week on my papercraft planet group. be sure to check it out!

paper - papertrey lemon tart, papertrey white, debbie mumm noah's ark, chocolate chip; stamps - sugar nellie duck in boots, mft essential sentiments, a muse tiny bee; ink - memento rich cocoa, copics; accessories - spica glitter pens, a muse twinkle dot, papertrey lemon tart ribbon, queen & co buttons