Thursday, May 27, 2010

Love the Flowers

Happy hip Hop Thursday! I'm here with a little card further inspired by my Wendy Vecchi class. One of the things that I learned how to do from the Oh so talented Wendy {you know she's my BFF....just sayin'..... ;)....} is creating these CUTE paper flowers. LOVE the flowers...they are fab! This week I am combining one of my favorite sentiments from the current Unity KOTM with this weeks CPS sketch and a few of these fun flowers. Take a peek...

The paper for this card is from My Minds Eye. I made the flowers using one of the pieces of patterned paper and the Time Holtz Alterations Tatered Florals die....more to come on that later.

Now head on over to Natalie's amazing blog....

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Hope you all enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful day! I will post you soon! :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

CPS & The Stamps of Life

I've got one more for you.....and a quick side note.... As I am typing this The Blackeyed Peas are playing in the background. The song is 'I've Got A Feeling'. My youngest two sons are here and we are all singing along....Yeah, be thankful this blog doesn't offer sound.....but the cutest thing, Hayden just started singing 'I got my DS' in Nintendo DS instead of 'I got my money'....if you've ever heard the song I've just probably ruined it for you. But for me I will always sing 'I got my DS'. So funny. ;)

Anyway, back to the stamping. ;) Today I've got a little something for this weeks CPS sketch along with one of the new ones from The Stamps of Life {LOVELOVELOVE everything that is TSOL!} Take a peek.....

The papers for this one are from My Minds Eye, the Lush line which I am so very much in love with. They are, well, Lush! ;) The colors are so beautiful and the paper is thick and the embossing is AMAZING...perfect!

You can check out the sketch {which I flipped} at the CPS blog and the entire stamp set at TSOL site.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful day! :) Post you soon!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hip Hop {Grunge Style}

Happy Hip Hop Peeps! I'm back with a quick one for you this week with a style combo....grunge and Clean & Simple. ???? Really! I think it goes quite well together and I was inspired by the oh so talented and SOOOOOOOOOOO sweet Wendy Vecchi herself! Ack! I had the pleasure of taking a class this weekend over at one of my local stores that Wendy was teaching. How much fun is that! Daisy {Eclectic Paperie} was there and {Bad} Sherry herself! Take a peek.....

Yeah, we are BFF's now. Honestly! ;) She is truly one of the most AMAZING gals you could ever have the pleasure of meeting and just so incredibly talented. I had so much fun learning new stuff during the class. And Sherry and Daisy! Love them both! I hate that I only see everyone at things like this. How fun it would be for all of us to live closer. In a perfect world.

Ok...on to today's hop. I'm trying to channel a bit of Wendy for todays post. It's actually sort of a Wendy/Jen combo. I pulled out my grunge paper, inks, Unity KOTM....and kraft card stock {of course}. Here's the result......

How many ways do I love this image! LOVE it! I used Ranger Inks to color {sponge} it in and did some popping up of different pieces. Add a bit of stitching, ribbon, and some distress stickles.....

How awesome are the distress stickles! I love the look on the wings.

That's it for me this week. Now it's time to head over to Natalie's blog....

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Hope you enjoy! I will post you all soon! Have a good one!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

So Hard To Say Goodbye

Hey to you all. It's been a little while since my last post. Things have been pretty hard around here. We recently found out that my mother has breast cancer. Many of you know that I am a cancer survivor. My heart is heavy not only with my moms diagnosis but with the knowledge of the road ahead for her. This is such a tough fight.

With that, I am going to lighten my stamping load. I cannot believe that I will have to scale back but I know that with the summer approaching and the need to spend as much time with her as possible something will have to give. Ugh. I've been part of Sharon Johnson's stamping team for such a long time. I have had so much fun working with Sharon and all of the rest of the Stamp Simply team. Sharon has such an amazing challenge each week and I have truly been blessed to be a part of it. A couple of months back Sharon asked for each team member to host the first challenge each month. It's somewhat kismet that my turn up is now. For my last official challenge I am contributing a sketch to keep your stamping simple. It's an EPLS {easy peasy lemon squeezy} to help you whip up a card in no time flat. Here's a shot of the actual sketch.....

My card for this one uses one of my favorite stamps from The Stamps of Life. Take a peek.....

The paper I used for this one is from Jillibean Soup. Head on over to Sharon's fabulous blog for the rest of the link list for the Stamp Simply team and to see Sharon's beautiful sample.

Thank you again, Sharon for asking me to join your team. It's truly been so much fun and such an honor to work with you! :) You are such a sweetie!

I will be back to post you all next week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I am happy to say that I am taking a little break from all that is my 'regular' life to head on over to one of my LSS to see some of my stamping friends! What a welcome trip this is. I will share some pictures once I get back. :)

Take care each of you!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yay! It's time for another Flower Soft hop. :) I've got one of my most favorite Flower Soft projects ever to share with you this week. Take a peek.....

I absolutely love the beautiful effect that Flower Soft adds to any image. I thought it was perfect for the center of the flowers in this image.

Now head on to the rest of the hop. Next up is the super talented and sweet.....

Jeanne Streiff

Have a good one! :)