Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper Temptress Feature

Today is my turn to post on the Paper Temptress Community Blog and feature some of my work with Patricia's awesome selection of cardstock. I decided to make two very different cards with the same stamp. This first card features Textured 80 lb in Yellow, Mica/Metallic in Azalea, and my FAVORITE to color on Cryogen White! The Azalea absolutely shimmers and looks so luxurious paired with the textured yellow. I didn't feel the need to emboss this card to add texture at all. The 5/8" Opulence black ribbon is also from Paper Temptress.

This more elegant version features the Laser Black Glossy Lustre... Can you see the amazing stripes? This picture just does not do this paper justice as the Cyber Grey Iridescent paper is also very sparkly.

If you'd like to check out some of this awesome sparkly paper for yourself, hop on over to Paper Temptress and place your order!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Raise the Bar - School's Out for Summer (almost)

This week's challenge at Raise the Bar is to use a school-themed image to celebrate the end of the school year. I've paired up the school girl fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps with a sentiment I picked up from High Hopes.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Digital Delights Day

I've got another Grillin' and Chillin' creation for you today. Yes, this is my third card in a row from this new release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Just goes to show how versatile a set it is! All the papers except the white came from my scrap bin...even the base!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A PMS Reject

Yup... this is one of the cards that I submitted for publication to Paper Crafts Magazine and it was rejected. TWICE! Oh well. I hope you enjoy it! It features three of the "monsters" from Paper Makeup Stamps: Al, Spike and Dreck. The awesome paper is from Bella Blvd.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Just Some Lines, Just for Fun!

I'm trying to get my mojo back, so I decided to just play...just for fun. This cute little birdie is from Just Some Lines and I had so much fun coloring this card to match my Lime Rickey paper from Basic Grey. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Raise the Bar late posting

I'm having trouble getting caught up after our family week at DH's house, so my Raise the Bar post is quite late this week. The theme this week is to make a Sympathy card. These cute trees are from Digital Delights by Louby Loo and the sentiment is from CC Designs. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Digital Delights Day - Grillin for the Weekend

There's a great new summer release at Digital Delights by Louby Loo today! Perfect for all those summer functions and the first long weekend of the summer this weekend (in Canada at least). Here's "Laid Back Lucy" enjoying a nice refreshing drink at her party...not sure if she's sitting because she HAS to or just WANTS to LOL.

Digital Delights Day

Today's Digital Delights by Louby Loo creation features Briley with Balloons. This is a great little image for a girly birthday card. The sentiment was a cut-out from the ancient paper pack I used (that means it's at least 3 years old LOL). Make sure you check out the new Delightful Challenge today, too!

Oooopsy...this post didn't publish last week due to the Blogger issues and I'm just noticing now!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yellow Fairy for Challenges

Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring Copic Creations this week and the theme is "Yellow", so I broked out my yellows to play along...a little intimidated to play with such amazing color-ers over there. We're also sponsoring the challenge at Through the Craftroom Door where the theme is "Winged Things"...not a problem with PMS in hand! I chose Hope the Awareness Fairy since a yellow ribbon is a pretty universal symbol of Cancer awareness...we've just come through Cancer Awareness Month, and our family just lost my mother-in-law to Cancer after 14 years.

My printed papers are Basic Grey Junebug and I've stamped Hope on Cryogen White from Paper Temptress once again...I'm telling you, once you try that paper, you'll be hooked!

Also, did you hear that PMS is having a DT Call? Check out all the details on this post and then join the fun!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PMS May Release Review Day

Today I'm reviewing the Presents stamp from the new PMS Release. This set is so, woman, boy or girl...even Christmas! And the new sentiment stamps are the perfect complement! Don't forget to check out the PMS blog for more samples with the new release.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

PMS Release Day

Today is the big May Release blog hop with Paper Makeup Stamps... if you're just joining us, please head on over to the PMS Blog and start the hop from the'll want to collect all the letters to our discount phrase along the way. The discount gets you 15% off all new releases! I'm showing off Lea with her Kite today. Isn't this a fabulous summer image? I could have been flying a kite myself was a bright sunny day, but freakin' cold & windy.

My papers today are from Paper Temptress. I used some of the great Pop Tones papers: Berrylicious and Bubblegum. The layout is ICSketches #113. The base & mat are Stampin Up! Early Espresso, which makes this card fit the Color Throwdown for this week.

Now, before you head on over to Lisa McKinney's blog, make your to take my letter with you

And make sure you come join us tonite for the release party in the PMS Forums at 9pm EST for some fun & games!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Raise the Bar - Flower Power

I don't know about you, but I am desperate to see some SUMMER SUN! We finally replaced our BBQ this week and I cannot wait to break it in! Mmmmmm BBQ. In the meantime, here's a bright, shiny flower to help you get through the week. This sweet image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, from the Flower Faces set. The challenge at Raise the Bar this week is to use three patterned papers and a flower :) Why don't you join us???

Thursday, May 5, 2011

PMS Sneak Peek

OMGosh...I missed my day to post! I thought it was supposed to be tomorrow...sheesh...I can't read! So, here's my very late PMS May release sneak peek. Katie is releasing a couple of previous fairies as silhouettes and they make gorgeous cards. Check out today's blog post for more goodies! 

All Papers are from Paper Temptress. The main panel, with the swirly texture...oooooh so gorgeous in person, is Vintage Silver Lustre, the white base is White Pearl Linen, and the black is Eclipse Black. I really wish you could see all this texture in person because the photo just does NOT do these papers justice. You can barely even make out the embossing on the black frame. :(

Don't forget to come back on Saturday for more Paper Makeup goodness in the form of our Release Blog hop...and of course the release party in the PMS forum that night!

Digital Delights Day

Well, this was supposed to be a Mother's Day card...then I realized that Mother's Day is THIS weekend and I didn't need any more cards I haven't put a sentiment on it yet...thinking I might make this into a birthday card for a 6 year old's party coming up.

The sweet image is Briley, from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I've colored her with my newest Copics in the BG range to fit the Corrosive Challenge colors for this week: Pink & Turquoise. And I was inspired to use the embossing folder when I saw this week's CASE Study Challenge #37 card (and I also kept the layout).

I also want to point out that all of these papers are from Paper Temptress...where I am newly on the design team :) I have to say, the Blu Raspberry Pop Tones embossed amazingly... some papers crack, but this one is perfect! I printed the image on Cryogen smudging at all and I LOOOOVE how it was FABULOUS to color on. Did I mention that it sparkles just a bit? And the sparkles show through the color, too. The card also uses some Razzleberry for the matte and the base is made with Eclipse Black...a very nice, sturdy weight for a card would be great for holding up a really heavy card and for special folds.