Monday, February 26, 2007

{ surprise and happy birthday }

It is always nice to receive a magazine that you don't subscribe to and find out the reason you got it is because your card is in it. This is March issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts and I have a card published. I submitted it some time ago. It is one of the cards that I made when I first started submitting. I love surprises.

***My buddy received the kit I put together and she loved it. Thanks, Rae, I am glad you like it.

My sister, Julia, is 23 today. Happy Birthday sis!!! I love you.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

{ February Kit Swap }

We are doing a kit swap over at CMK . I sent out my kit today and I hope my buddy likes it. This was harder than I thought. I was at the store for one hour trying to put all this together. Here is a list of all the goodies: (Buckeye, Kisses)Cardstock - Bazzill Basics Paper
(Do, Re’s & Mi’s, Brigitta’s Braid, Cinnamon Twist) We R Memory Keepers
(Love Worn Girly Things) Carolees
(Lemonade Stand chipboard alphabet – white) Heidi Swapp
(Large flower jewels - clear) Heidi Swapp
(Rub-on) Autumn Leaves
(Chipboard flowers) Frances Meyer
(Chipboard shapes) Maya Road
(Red flowers) Prima
(White and brown Bitty Blossoms) Bazzill
(Pigment brush pad – Ruby) ColorBox
(Rubber stamp – Perfect) Kollette Hall
(Ribbon white) Jo-Ann Stores Inc.
(Ribbon brown and red) Michael’s
(Layered Letter Template) Frances Meyer

This is the card I made for my buddy, I couldn't just send the package without a note. Frances Meyer cardstock, DCWV patterned paper, Michaels $1 stamp, Stampin' Up ink and stamp, Prima flower.

I will let you know who my buddy is once she receives the kit.

Monday, February 19, 2007

{ 3 Bugs in a Rug }

Our DT sponsor for February at CMK . Here is what I created with this cool Groovy line. This was my first time working with this paper. To see all the mini album pages see my gallery here . I like brown and pink color combo.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Here are couple more layouts I did for Inspire Me Card Kits using 3 Bugs in a Rug Smitten Collection.

~ sealed with a kiss ~

~ love ~

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

{ Happy Valentine's Day }

Happy Valentine's Day, I hope your day is filled with love. I altered these letters with goodies from Inspire Me Card Kits February kit featuring 3 Bugs in a Rug. I picked up the letters at a Rubber Stamp convention last month. I painted the letters first and then adhered paper with Mod Podge. I use a paint brush to apply just enough Mod Podge to the letter. I will post more of my DT work tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

{ Target $1 finds }

These Target mailboxes have been a hit everywhere. I fist saw a post at splitcoaststampers that they were at the $1 spot so I went and bought two. One red and one white. I decorated only the white one. I wish I had a before picture. These were easy to make. I love pink and red together. The paper here is Heidi Grace, Prima flowers, Heidi Swapp love stamp, and little heart stickers are from Target.

This is another Target $1 find. Magnetic photo frame that I altered. The paper is Diecuts With A View that I stemped with these cool Fiskars Romance stamps I found at JoAnns and Technique Tuesday stamps. The flower is cut out from Dream Street patterned paper. The photo is from out wedding day.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

{ Catching up }

Guess where I was last week???
Yes, Michael's $1.00 bin. Found lots of goodies in there. Missed most of the Valentine's Day stamps, but these are awesome. All I have to do now is use them.

Here is a card I made yesterday using one of the above stamps. This is new (to me) Bazzill Bling cardstock I received in my "goodie" box from Cards last week. I love it.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I {heart} CARDS

This magazine is awesome, especially when it comes in a box with goodies. This February issue is filled with lots of eye candy, just in time for Valentine's Day. I love looking through and seeing all the familiar names.

This month I had a card featured in this magazine. I love red and blue color combination. Here I stamped hearts on cardstock and cut them out. Some are adhered to card using foam adhesive for more dimension. "love" is in my own handwriting.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

{ It's snowing }

Well, it was earlier. Beautiful while it lasted, and very cold. What a way to start the month of February. I don't like the cold weather, can't wait for spring to arrive.

Here is a card I made that reminds me of hot days of summer. I used Stampin' Up cardstock, Frances Meyer patterned paper. The cute border stamp is from DeNami Design. I descovered them last month at a stamp show. Stay warm.