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Saturday, May 30, 2009

KETTO Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first Ketto Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

Here is a card made using Suzette Ketto (from Stamping Bella). The patterned paper is Basic Grey ~ Gypsy and Bazzill cardstock. Suzette has been colored with Copic markers (E00, RV02 and BG15) and paper pieced with Basic Grey Gypsy paper. The ribbon is from MIss Elizabeth and if you look closely you might be able to see some "bling" on her flowers ~ the aqua rhinestone is from KaiserCrafts and the sparkles on the flowers in her hair are Stardust Stickles. The sentiment is a Basic Grey stamp.

This card was made using Charlotte Ketto (Stamping Bella) and the Lime Rickey collection from Basic Grey (LOVE that line!!). Charlotte has been paper pieced (using Lime Rickey paper) and colored with Copics (E00, Y11, YR07, YG09 E37). The "bling" is a MAMBI birthstone flower, ribbon is misc. ribbon I had laying around, Bazzill "just the edge" was used, Stardust stickles are in her hair and the sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to My Little Stamping Place :o)
Have a great day!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Sketchers

Friday Sketchers has a cute new sketch posted as well as a fabulous prize that one lucky person will win! So hop on over and try your hand at the sketch and maybe YOU will be that lucky person :o)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cute Card Thursday!

Hope on over to Cute Card Thursday and check out their Challenge #63 ~ it is MY kind of challenge! I'm going to get creative and work on it tonight, and hopefully post my creation tomorrow!

Happy 2 Scrap

Mary Ellen pointed me in the direction of this blog ~ Happy 2 Scrap. And on there I found this sketch....and since I LOVE finding new sketches, I decided to try it :o)

For this layout I used Crate Paper (Zoom Collection), KaiserCraft black rhinestones, Swatch-Book Impress-ons (rub-ons) and Autumn Leaves journaling stamp. I am quite pleased with how this layout turned out.....and now I know how to get all those wallet-sized professional pictures put on ONE layout! :o)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stamping Bella Challenge

Here is the Sketch from Stamping Bella

and here is my interpretation of it :o)

The stamp is giftabella with a hat and the paper is from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection (LOVE the colors!!), the image is colored with Copic markers and the ribbon is some random ribbon I had in my ribbon box, and the rhinestones on the ribbon are from Kaiser (another little embellishment that I love).


Well, now that Memorial Weekend is behind us and my DH is back to working "normal" work weeks I FINALLY have time to sit down and update the blog. I have a couple of cards I'll be uploading later on, but first I wanted to inform you of a couple challenges (who doesn't like a good challenge right?!?) :o)
The first challenge is over at Mojo Monday ~ they have a great sketch up and a wonderful cause that they are raising money and awareness for.
The second challenge is over at Stamping Bella ~ another sketch that is due by Thursday! So you have a couple days before that one is due :o)
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday Challenges!

Three Clover Designs has a great challenge today ~ hop on over and check out Challenge #13 April Showers Bring May Flowers.
Cute Card Thursday also has a new challenge posted ~ Challenge # 60 ~ Letters & Numbers.
Both are great challenges with lots of possibilities :o)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mojo Monday!

Need a little inspiration this Monday? Head on over to Mojo Monday and check out their newest sketch.
I think I am going to use that sketch to jump start my week ~ hopefully a productive and creative week! :o)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bikini Bella

Here she is! I made this card for the SCS Stamping Bella Challenge this week. I hadn't paper pieced before, but now that I've taken the plunge and done it ~ OH MY GOODNESS! I am addicted! I used BG paper to paper piece her bikini and the towel. I just love the look of cards when they have been paper pieced ~ it adds a little something to them :o)
Off to paper piece more cards ~

Friday Sketchers

Are you looking for a new sketch? Check out Friday Sketchers. They have a great sketch up and some nice prizes too :o) It is their one year anniversary so lots is happening over there.
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday Challenges

Stop by 3 Clover Designs for their new Thursday challenge ~ (a great challenge ~ especially if you haven't made a Mother's Day card yet). :o)
And another great challenge is on Cute Card Thursday ~ Perhaps you'll want to send your card to a child ~ see the post on Cute Card Thursday for more info. and also visit this website ~ www.postpals.co.uk
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Workin' Away!

I've been busy working on cards ~ 30 cards to be exact :o) I have four left to make and then this order will be complete.
Here are about 2/3 of the cards ~ all are stamped using stamps from Stamping Bella (Bellas, Kettos, Huggabuggs, etc), they are stamped on white Neenah paper with tuxedo black momento ink and colored using copic markers. Most of the cards have stickles on them and a few have Heidi Swapp, KaiserCraft, CTMH or MAMBI bling on them. The colored cardstock is bazzill and the patterned paper is probably just about every brand out there ~ LOL! I've been going through my "scrap" folders and using up some of the left-overs I have from making layouts for various albums.

Monday, May 4, 2009

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