26 February, 2009

Karen Needs

haha. Okay, I saw this game on Lauri's blog and had to try it. You google your name and then "needs" and see what comes up.... well, Karen is a popular name, so I got alot of posts that described how to play this game. So I'll just tell you what #2 was....

"Karen needs a Labotomy Fund"

*sigh* how true, how true! LOL!! Had me in stitches!!

Well, its been a while since I've posted anything and by chance, while I was trying to do some blog "spot checking", I happened upon Carolyn's blog and decided to play her little game too!

The first 5 people to post will get an original something from me! And ladies, you know.. i make a line of soaps and bath goodies eh? That counts doesn't it?! Well, for my blog audience, aka friends, I will let you pick. So in your post, you can tell me if you want paper goodies or bath goodies (smelly and colorful OR all natural with no additives - your choice)

Here's the original rules:

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you
3- It'll be done sometime this year (most likely it will be in the next month or so)
4- You have no clue what it's going to be
5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog!

And i'm changing them for me:
1 - you still have no guarantee you'll like what I make
2 - what I create will be just for you, but you may share it, and it might be the same as someone else's...lol
3 - It will be done during the month of March.. I think
4 - You have no clue EXACTLY what its going to be
5 - share the love!

So.. hopefully someone will want my stuff..... LOL

18 February, 2009


WOOSH! Its been a while since my last post!
Well, I have diligently been working on my line of bath products so please excuse the "dead" blog!

I'm here to announce some wonderful blog candy for you all!
Head on over to my great freind KELLY's blog for your chance to gander at some fatfree jelly beans, take a guess & maybe win a great prize pack of stampin' goodies!! GOOD LUCK!

04 February, 2009

A Pirate & a Monster

Well, I guess this card-making hiatus didn't last very long did it?! LOL
I recieved this image from my friend Sandra a long time ago. I loved these images, but didn't feel confident enough to color them. So last sunday during the Superbowl, I brought out my copics, and started to experiment. I got lots done and this was one of the images i experimented with... lucky I have two of each little monster she sent me! LOL

The CS is SU! certainly celery, inks are copics - a really nice shade of green. I used some DSP from a stack, added some blue organza ribbon, which matches the stripe on the paper. Then handwrote the sentiment, used my SU! scallop circle punch, and a giant brad from eyeletoutlet. Its mounted with foam squares - which i've run out of! yikes!! I actually got to use my nesties too! Which i'm trying to fall in love with - really I am... but for some reason, i'm just not! I love the idea of them, i just don't seem to be able to really utilize them.. i know.... i know.. practice makes perfect. Bleh. I DO LOVE my cuttlebug though - and am really enjoying the embossing folders.. hehe

I've had this Riley inked up for some time now, and colored him with my SU! watercolor pencils a while ago. he's beensitting on my desk waiting to be mounted.. (ahem.. shush catherine & michelle.... and mary too!). The base is black, kraft and Cap'n Jack DSP from Rusty Pickle (I think.. don't quote me).

The CS is SU! black and kraft, image stamped in staz on - large black brads from eyeletoutlet and the twill tape is also from SU! - (med size). I sponged the blown ink with momento cocoa ink & a cotton ball.

It was hard to get a good pic of the inside with the flash, so forgive me if the image is a bit small. Since the base was black, I had to put something on the inside so that I could write on it. I used whisper white CS from SU! and again sponged the inside with that cotton ball. the stamp I used on the inside is Inkadinkadoo.

So - there it is... and my card count thus far this year goes up to 34!

More Friends with Stamps!

The wonderfully Talented KADIE is featured on clubAnya's blog today!

I've known of course, for a LONG time now, how talented Kadie is, and am waiting for a company to scoop her up as a DT member so she can inspire us daily! Kadie created Twi-Cards.. using Ian's and Anya's from THE GREETING FARM, and inspired by the Twilight series of books..... Twi-hards beware, these are TDF!

Now, I guess I haven't posted a creation in a while, and that is partly because I was on a bit of a cardmaking hiatus! A tiny break from a run of swaps, and also taking some time to twiddle away in the "test kitchen" ~ Some great friends of mine, and my bf have been encouraging me to start selling my handmade bath products. I'm working on sourcing mass quantities of ingredients, and settling on colors, fragrances, and a product line focused on natural and organic body care. There are so many chemicals in most of the products that we buy off store shelves - I personally wanted to go "back to basics". There are so many benefits the human body, mind and soul can benefit from nature!

So, stay tuned!

As for cards, I did work on a swap last night, for Paola's "What's your song/music" swap. This is swap where we were to find a type of music or a particular song that could describe you. Now everyone has many facets and there are so many songs out there. I thought long and hard on this one ~ and came up with Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". I knew I wanted a "WOMAN" song - I thought maybe Christina Aguilera's new release song because "Sometimes I'm a super b****" LOL But it came down to picking a song that I could come up with a card idea for. So, this is it.

I got to ink up my new set from bombshell stamps - a little risque perhaps, and trust me, I DO NOT have this body - so it doesn't really "represent" me.. lol.. just the diva inside... lol!

Now what you can't see and appreciate (LOL) on this photo is the detail on the card ~ man, I really should re-take this photo with my "good" camera. The image is cut out on Whisper White cardstock and colored with SU! markers in Real Red & Blush Blossom. I tried using a Pinkish Vanilla Copic, but even with the STAZ ON ink, it bled! So, I resorted to SU! Markers which seem to work better with the STAZ ON. (No, i don't have embossing powders and a heat gun.... yet). THen I stamped the image again on SU!'s Real Red Cardstock, and then again on more whisper white. I then proceeded to cut out each red shoe, and her little hand (after I colored it in with blush blossom), then layered the pieces on top of the image.

The letters are stamped in silver ENCORE, and I added a feather, and used my Allegro CB folder for embossing the background black layer. each letter in the word DIAMOND has a dot of red stickles, there is stickles on her "garters" and icicle stickles on the bottom of her heels.

Stamps: Girl's Ruin - Bombshell Stamps
Ink & Paper: SU! Real Red, Blush Blossom, Copic Black (for the heel)
Bling: Craft feathers, stickles

03 February, 2009

Friends with Stamps.....

Check out the SHOWCASE on ELZYBELLS website!

My wonderful talented friend from Florida has a card featured on her site! Congratulations Kelly!!

Next is the VERY creative Lauri Ingram! Not only is she on the DT for Doggone stamps, she was featured on the front page of TWO SCOOPS RICE designs blog! GO LAURI!!

Well, I HAVE done some cardmaking, however; not a whole lot of it. I did take the opportunity for SuperBowl Sunday to color in a bunch of images and so I have some "ready to go". Plus the swaps I still have to work on!! So yeah, i guess I should get crackin' eh?

Its really coming down this morning out here in Toronto - hmm.. maybe they'll let us go home early from work! Wouldn't that be awesome??! Then I could REALLY go home and do some stampin'!!