Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Some pages for you...

I am finally getting around to uploading some of my most recent pages for your viewing pleasure. My parents and sister came to visit me and Jesse last summer. I used those pictures in these pages. I know you will be seeing lots more from that trip. Maybe even some from my more recent trip to visit them.

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patterned papers, cardstock, letters-Studio Calico:Soda Fountain kit

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patterned papers, cardstock-Studio Calico: Documentary
letters-Making Memories (glitter ones) and American Crafts (foam)
rubons-Heidi Grace (these are so old, but I love the way the colors matched)

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patterned paper, carstock, letters, ribbon, and tab sticker from Studio Calico: Soda Fountain
Awhile ago, I saved a piece from a pair of jeans thinking I might find a use for it. You can see it in the upper left corner

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patterned papers, cardstock, ticket-Studio Calico:Documentary
paper flower and I think the felt leaves-Prima
buttons-from stash
smaller blue flower-homemade with love by my Mom :)

I am trying to used up some of the kits that I have laying around. (Can you tell?) I hate to keep getting more and more stuff without using what I have. I am sure I am the only with that problem though, right? If you want to read the journaling, just click on the image to make it larger.

Random Fact: My favorite band is Tegan and Sara. I love the music they come up with, it is so inspiring to me. My blog name came from one of their songs.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Stampavie Design Team Call

Stampavie is having a design team call, and I thought I would put my name in the running.

I started scrapbooking 6 or 7 years ago. My mother was into it, so kept buying me stuff and eventually I started using it. It wasn't until a year or so ago that I started stamping and cardmaking. When I ran across some Sarah Kay images on the internet, I fell in love. These stamps really did change the way I made my cards. The images reminded me of some dolls I used to play with as a kid. I ordered some right away. Pretty soon after wards I ordered some Copic Markers and another obsession started!

Here are the cards I came up with:

Card Details:
Stamps-Sarah Kay image "Puppy Love;" Sentiment stamp-Studio G
Copic Colors- 0,W0, W2, C1, C3, C5, V01, V12, E00, E31, E33, Y23, R20, Spica #11 (for the key)
Papers-My Minds Eye, Bazzill cardstock
Ribbon-Amuse:Passion Purple

Card Details:
Stamps-Sarah Kay "Precious Moments"
Papers-October Afternoon, Bazzill cardstock, Kraft cardstock
Copic colors-0, W0, W2, B32, B45, G24, Y11, Y15, Y23, BV01, BV23, BV25, R20, RV11, RV34, E00, E31, E55, E57
Sentiment-October Afternoon sticker
Flower Rhinestones are from my stash-unknown

I think the second card is my most favorite card ever! I love how my coloring turned out and I love the way the finished card turned out, it goes together so well. I know there are so many great stampers out there and to even be considered for the Stampavie design team call is amazing. I know the right person will be chosen for the team. Cross your fingers for me!

Random Fact: I love zombies. I read zombie fiction, and often watch and rewatch the same zombie movies time and again. Zombies scare me so much, and I love being scared! I often watch them while stamping and scrapbooking.

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Magnolias

Hey everyone, I am back from vacation. I spent two weeks in northern New York with family, and come back to you fully revived. I learned out how to tear a tub out and walls apart. That wasn't the most fun I had, but I did enjoy working with my dad. As I have gotten older, I have come to appreciate my parents more. I love getting to know them now that I am an adult, it is such a different perspective. I also got to spend lots of time with my baby sister, Amanda. She got her permit while I was there. I am so proud of her! I even took her out driving, and if you can believe it I wasn't nervous at all about it. I always enjoy all of the time I get with my family, but it is always too short. :(

I put my order in for the Summer Kit from Magnolia a month or so ago. I was surprised to see it when I got back from my trip. This is my first time ordering one of their seasonal kits, and I am very happy with the kit. I will most definitely use all of the stamps. Here is the first card that I came up with.

I didn't take a picture of my Copics while I had them out, so I will list them for you:
W0, W2, R12, R20, R32, R37, BG72, BG75, E00, E02, E33, Y21, Y23
I also used Spicas: 00, 02, 08

The patterned papers are Basic Grey and an old piece of KI Memories (the shimmery alphabet one). I have loved that sheet of paper to death. I have used it so much! I don't know if I like the way the wings turned out with the dots of spica colors, but I wanted to try something new. I just ordered some of the new Shimmerz paint, so I can't wait to get that and try it out on my wings. I have a bunch of fairy images, so that will be good for that.

Here is the other card I came up with:

Copics used on Tilda: W0, W2, RV11, RV32, R20, Y11, Y15, Y21, Y23, E00, E41, E47, E55, E57, B32, B34 and my colorless blender.
Copics used on the window: E41, E47, E55, E57, BG10, colorless blender and Ice Stickles.

I am very happy with the way this turned out. I hand cut Tilda out and then pop-dotted her on a window that I also hand cut. The window is from Stampin' Up, it is an older hostess set that is no longer available. I was very excited to figure out that it was the right size to use with these stamps. Again, I used some older Basic Grey papers.

All cardstock on both cards is Bazzill. The card bases are made with a sheet of bling. I love the shimmer to it. Both cards used sentiment stamps from Mona Lisa Moments. Upon posting this, I noticed the cat hairs on the cards. Sorry about that. I didn't feel like retaking the pictures. My little Pixie Cat loves to come into the hobby room, and climb all over my desk when I am working.

I should be getting a rather large order of Copics tomorrow. I am pretty excited about that.

I didn't do this on my last blog, but here is a Random Fact: My senior year in high school, I was the yearbook editor. The art teacher was in charge of the yearbook, and I loved working in that art room. I took so many pictures, did so many page layouts, and learned so much about my schoolmates. I really loved it. I think that really plays into the fact that I now like scrapbooking so much. Have a great week everyone. I promise to get back into the swing of blogging again, and post more frequently.