Lucky Me - I'm a Guest Designer

1/31/2011 01:49:00 PM Posted In , Edit This 9 Comments »

Today is one of those unexpected days off from work. We got freezing drizzle last night and are expecting heavy snow tonight. My husband usually drops me off at school before heading to work himself. We like to leave early so that I have an hour or so before my 7:30 a.m. class. So this morning, we scraped the ice from the car and literally slid down the driveway - no control at all. I made the comment that they should close KSU, which they almost never do. Then my cell phone rang - it was the automatic alert system, saying that school was closed and classes were canceled! We were less than a block from home. I was so glad that we hadn't left earlier or I would have been stranded at work!
Anyhoo, this week I am the guest designer at SPCC for their Color Combo #85. I am so honored to be able to do this, because Sami's blog is great and she has some amazing talent over there. Be sure to check them out!
For this fun little card, I used TAC Hip Hop paper, which is so vibrant and fun. This is a trifold card, which is loads of fun to do. I accented the paper with Sami's Flourishee stamp set and did some fussy-cutting and pop-dotting.
I hope that all of you are safe and warm!

Two Cards - Birthday and Get Well

1/28/2011 10:45:00 AM Posted In , , , Edit This 2 Comments »

Well, it is a gorgeous Friday and the sun is shining. Most of the snow is gone. I am looking forward to a productive weekend. I don't know if or will actually be productive or if I will be a face-booking couch potato, but right now, I feel ambitious!
Here are a couple of cards that I made for some card swaps with my Oz-Some Inkin' Angel stamping friends. When we get together, we have so much fun. We always have plenty to laugh about and ideas to share.
The birthday card base is kraft (so amazing and versatile), and the DP is More Mimi from The Angel Company. It is gorgeous, two-sided CS. I didn't want to hide any of it, so I cut the kraft with cloud scissors and attached the More Mimi so that there is a pattern on the inside too (sorry that I didn't show a photo). The stamps are from TAC. The little girl is from Rolling By (love those darling kids). I colored with Copics.
The get well card is on TAC Hemingway CS (my fave - love the colors). The butterly and foliage are from a limited edition mini of Happily Grateful. I colored the butterfly with my Copics, cut it out and popped out the wings with pop-dots.
If you like what you see and are interested in ordering some of this luscious paper, see my page on TAC.
And watch for a special post in a few days. My SPCC card entry (Rolling By Just To Say Hi) was selected as the winner, so I will be the guest designer at SPCC starting Monday. I have a special card to show you!

SPCC 82 - Rolling By

1/10/2011 10:13:00 PM Edit This 7 Comments »

At last, another post. I haven't done a card for Sami's SPCC challenge in the longest time, but am so excited to have time to visit her again. I love this color combo of raspberry, turquoise, and rose. This card uses TAC's Rolling By stamp set (which has a lot more adorable images). I colored the little girl with my Copics (BG01, 05, 09; R81, 85, 89; E000, 01, 00; V12, 15, 17; E74; and N1 and 4 for her shadow). The solid CS are Copic Caboodles from TAC, and the pattern paper is from SU.

I hope that you like this card. If you are interested in obtaining these adorable TAC stamps, contact me!