Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Christmas Bella & Sweet Taylor

Hey again ... it was a busy week and will be a busy weekend cranking out some tshirts ... people keep ordering! At least there is a lot of college football on so my husband won't even notice I am in my craft room all day! haha
This little card is for a Bella Christmas swap on SCS. I didn't have the stamp, but Janet was nice enough to send me some images to use. She is cute! I colored her with some Copics, and added some SU Navy and burgundy paper. Then used PTI's Ripe Avocado paper and ribbon as well as the PTI Blessings set for the sentiment (SU! Choc Chip ink). I think it turned out nice - I hope my fellow swappers think so too.
I made a few other things while I whipped these cards together, so I will schedule some posts to appear while I am hunkered down at my sewing machine! :-)
ASLO... Taylored Expressions is the sweetest! She is releasing some super cute cupcake stamps - you should go and check them out. She also has great kits, amazing ribbon, and I am a snob about her tape - its all I use to stick my cards together! And her customer service can't be beat! :-)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Let it Snow!

Ok, we never get snow here, but this snowman is too cute. This is for a Snowman card swap on SCS. I hope no one minds the nontraditional color scheme! :-)
I have made a few small projects, but mostly I have been in sewing land working on letter shirts ... speaking of which, I better get back to work - I have over 100 shirts on order right now!
Will try to post again later this week - hope you are all having a good week so far!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas Quilt

And another swap ... this was a PTI card swap. I used the Quilters Sampler set to make my "quilt" and colored it with copics. (Warning! All this coloring x 6 "quilts" did take some time!) The sentiment is from their stamp set called Believe. And the ribbon is also PTI's Pure Poppy satin. I am not sure this is fancy enough, but I do like how it all turned out. Hope my fellow swappers also like it!
Happy Wednesday!

Monday, October 13, 2008

"Its festive"

Hi all! Its been a busy start to the week already and its only Monday. Not a good sign! Oh well. I did get some stamping done over the weekend. This is the card I made for a monthly swap. Patti sent us the image, patterned paper, and that fun net-type stuff. I added some markers, orange paper, and some olive ribbon and viola! a fall card. I really like how this turned out and my hubby said it was "festive", so I guess its a winner! :-)
I have been busy sewing up a storm ... I have about 60-some shirts on order right now, so there won't be much stamping time available in the new few weeks, but I will try to schedule out some posts to show you some of the other things I have been working on recently, but just haven't had time to post.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Whats up birdie?

Hello again! :-) I am scheduling posts so that I can post without logging in everyday ... its going to be another busy week, but I still wanted to share the projects I have been working on.
This is another swap card ... I go the patterned paper and images from one of my group members and this is my interpretation. I had a hard time matching that paper with my small Copic collection, but I think it turned out pretty decent. I hope all my group members like my version.
Ta ta for now! :-)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hoot Hoot Hooray!

Here's a Swap card I made for a monthly swap group on SCS. I hosted this month's challenge - I sent everyone this image, and the polka dot paper and the solid blue papers. And this is what I came up with for my card. It has been really fun to see how different everyone's cards are using the same starting ingredients.
I think this is probably one of the first cards I could actually use for a boy ... well, maybe except for the ribbons! But its close. I reall like it and am into the whole sentiment sticking out from a border - in case you hadn't noticed. :-)
Image from Pink Cat Studio's QT Hooty set. Paper is from the LSS. Ribbon from Taylored Expressions.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Favorite Friend Card

Hey all - sorry it has been so long since my last post ... work has been more time consuming than ever. And I don't like that my real job cuts into my crafting time and sewing business! Oh well. The real job pays the bills ...
Here's a card I made for my bff's birthday. Well, actually, I made her a set of them for her birthday and loved them so much that I made some extra ones for myself. The card is actually based off of a card by Dawn McVey. Her style is so fresh and fun ... I love it! So, I did copy this from her ... layout and color scheme. (Note - I can't find a link to her original ... I think its been removed for publication.)
Anyway .... all the materials are from SU!, except the ribbon, which is from Taylored Expressions. Love her ribbon!
Anyway ... my friend Janet is celebrating her blog hits ... check out her blog.