Twilighters!!! LISTEN UP!!!

Ok ya'll...just wanted to let you know that even if you're NOT a SCS member...that I would love to have you in my Twilight SCS swap! (U.S. only) Just leave me a comment here if you're not an SCS'er or go leave me a post on my thread. Here is the link!

Here is a copy of the details!
You know you're addicted to Twilight if you look at your husband and think,
"Dammit, why don't you sparkle?"

WONDERFUL prize will be awarded to ONE lucky winner!!!

I will be awarding the BEST card with a little something Twilight related! LV (my 12 year old DD who's also on Team Edward) and I will pick thee best Twilight represented card! Let's just say the prize is something you will be able to wear and maybe wont want to take off!

Ok...the obsession has taken over! I have had this brewing in my wittle head since I started reading the first book. Are you addicted as well...do you fantasize being in Forks? Do you dream about being "bitten"? Do you prefer men who are dead, cold, and sparkly? Or do you prefer furry creatures? If you answered yeah to ANY of the above...then yeah...you suffer from Twilight Mania!!!

Anything goes for this swap! Make a card depicting Edward, Jacob, Bella, The Cullens...ANYTHING goes! Even if you're a Swiss Neutral...join me!!!

DESCRIPTION: Make cards using the Twilight series as inspiration!!! Standard size cards please! If you would like to do a different size card, please make sure you include an envelope please. Thanks!

1. NVR on embellishments.
2. PLEASE and I must stress this... use quality cardstock such as Stampin' Up (or similar in quality) PLEASE!!! All colors, patterned, & designer paper are encouraged! There's nothing uglier than a floppy card that wont stand up!

3. Please and I MUST stress this too...2 or more layers and at least one embellishment.

4. And last but not least...make something you would expect to receive in return...in other words...do the best at your work that you can. We're not all seasoned stampers/card makers...but make something you can be proud of. Anything not up to par WILL be returned. Sorry...I can't have my swappers dissapointed with less than!

QUANTITY: 5+1 The +1 is for the hostess...which is ME because I'm greedy like that! You will send in 6 and get 5 back. You will NOT get one of your own back (if there are enough players). So if you like what you've made, make an extra for you to keep. Sign up for as many spots you like. Just make sure you make something different for each spot.

DUE DATE: Due date is 2/02...my birthday!!! BUT, I will give a cushion of only ONE WEEK!!! I'm trying to be firm BUT nice about due dates...so please work with me...if you have too much on your plate and you think you MAY be late or wont be able to complete this swap...PLEASE do NOT sign up OR PM me in the event you have to cancel your spot WITH ENOUGH TIME FOR ME TO RE-ARRANGE IF NEED BE AND NOT AT THE LAST MINUTE...I would really appreciate that!!! I want to make sure all swaps have a quick turnaround...I'm an OCD hostess...lol. Any late cards WILL be returned back. If you feel the need to do so, please add delivery confirmation to your packages as I'm not responsible if the USPS messes up and losses your packages.

PACKAGING/MAILING: Place swap items in a large baggie for waterproof purposes. Write your real name, SCS name (if applicable) and swap name on a piece of paper and include in the baggie for identification purposes OR you can also write it ON the baggie. Place baggie in a SASE, (please include 2 - 3 extra stamps to make sure your goodies will be sure to be returned to you). Extra unused postage will be returned to you. If you prefer Priority, I will provide the envelope, just make sure to send 1 (ONE) Priority postage stamp, a Priority label pre-filled, NO METERED POSTAGE PLEASE...ONLY POSTAGE STAMPS anything metered will also be returned...or you can also send cash to cover the shipping. If you send cash...I will PayPal print your labels or go directly to the PO!

Send your swaps to:
email me for my address!


Pretty Princess

How 'bout some Pink Poison? LOL! Yeah...I just found these oh so adorable stamps thanks to SCS! This pwetty pwincess was so much fun to color...but I had to do 6 for a swap and I've been trying to color how LV taught me using darks and lights to create "depth" to an image. Yeah...my 12 year old DD taught ME! LOL! I love sketches when I'm in a funk. This is an old challenge sketch from SCS and for the swap...we were to pick ANY sketch to use for the swap and I chose this one. Friday I will feature the next sketch I used...oldie but goodie! This card made me break out some non-used CS and DP and ribbon...lol. Notice the twinkle on her dress, wand, & crown? I added some Stickles to make it look like a Halloween costume my Lizzie wore on her first Halloween...lol. Gotta love the "sparkly". I've been hogging so much stuff it's sick...and now with a minimun spending freeze due to Christmas shopping around the corner...I really have to use what I already got! Of course I had to break my little rule for these little gals...too cute to resist! Don't ya think?

Supplies: CS/DP: PPom, PPirouette, Bright White, Salmon Pink (?) Bazzil Bling, & Bella Rose DP
Ink: BBlack & Prismas
Stamps: Pink Poison Princess Anya
Embellishments: Gold ribbon
Others: Diamond Stickles


Time for an update...don't you think?

Well...as you readers know...my time is cut short due to now once again being the sole caretaker. With my mom now weaker...I do more than before...so I only use my time catching up on making cards for swaps and working on projects for X reason. I'm now taking advantage of when everyone is sleeping...so now posting early (and actually feeling up to it) is so much more straining since I'm sleepy...lol. I'll be doing late posts though and just "auto pilot" them. I do apologize to my readers...not only for NOT updating...but for also being so darn whiney when I do come on. I love blogging...so I'm not abandoning it...just not posting like I use to. My faithful friends and readers will remain. ;)

SO...expect a post tomorrow morning as I am right now taking advantage of some free time to post what I've made since after the whole concert hooplah!

Oh...BTW...did ya'll catch Twilight? I did...Friday night and it was amazing. I had to dristract myself from a call we got from Mexico letting us know my dad's younger brother (the only one left) passed away. So even though we were sad...it was nice to get away and get distracted. The drive down to Baja was NOT a great one...but I wont get into it...K! ;)


Sneak Peeks: Melanie Muenchinger's Little Tee & Just So Sporty COMPANION!!!

You will never believe my surprise when I received this set from Melanie as a Thank You for promoting the Little Tee's and Just So Sporty on my blog and for hosting 2 swaps on SCS. I was super stoked!!! I felt like if I was receiving an autograph from HIM (my favorite band of all time) or something...lol. And what awesome honor to be making these sneak peeks for you all!!!

As you have seen before in my previous posts...I LOVE these 2 sets from Melanie Muenchinger! Little Tee's and Just So Sporty are SO MUCH FUN and very versatile to use! You've seen me make regular tee's, sleeveless tee's, pant & shirt sets, PJ's...I could go on on the limitless things you can create from these sets. If you think I'm lying...check out Melanie's TIP SHEET!!! NOW...the newest companion for these sets will be on sale at MIDNIGHT at Gina K.!!! You get a bunch of extra sentiments you can use for the sets Little Tee's and Just So Sporty! It even has some fun ones you can use to make postcards...or even stamp outside an envelope. You can even do the innies and outies!!!

This Forks, WA tee I made here used said stamp. It says "Somebody in _____ loves you". How cool is that??? You can customize it you ANY city or ANY place your heart desires!!! My desire was Forks or course...lol. I used Studio G's Alphabet set series 3 to add the city and state. I can't say I'm SUPER happy with this card because I've been in a creative slump lately with not getting enough sleep and what not prepping for LV's JB concert Saturday. Not my ususal style...but still worth showing to promote Mel's new set which by the way is called "Tee Talk". I just did a basic print out of a map showing forks and the zip code seal and just went with it. Like the apple brad? LOL! I think it's cute...what do you think?
CS/DP: PPoint, RRHood, & Bright White from Wausau Papers
Ink: BBlack, RRHood, & Prismacolor Marker in Crimson Red
Stamps: Little Tee's, Tee Talk, & Studio G Alphabet series 3 set
Embellishments: apple brad
Others: circle punches in 1 3/4 & 1 1/2

Here is another card I made. Getting more to my style...yet NOT EXACTLY what I had envisioned. I wish I would have used a lighter colored DP for the "I'd rather be stamping" sentiment "printed" on the PJ's. I wanted them to look kind of like my new PJ's...but failed. I will try again once the concert madness is over and done with! Wouldn't you rather be stamping too than sleeping??? Well...I haven't been sleeping...but I haven't been able to do some stamping either! *blush* I went to an old reliable sketch as my brain was malfunctioning to come up with a better layout than the ones I've had recently. See...I told you these sets are versatile! I made the PJ pants with the same tee stamp...just cut off the arms and made the pants using a black marker pen. It also has an under shirt "for extra warmth" lol! Next project I'll be using the Just So Sporty hoodie and throw back jersey!
CS/DP: CChip, Bright White, VVanilla, & Basic Grey DP Mellow
Ink: BBlack
Stamps: Little Tee's & Tee Talk
Embellishments: SU ribbon
Others: Dimensionals, scalloped edge punch & paper snips

If you have Little Tee's or Just So Sporty...or BOTH...Tee Talk is a MUST HAVE!!! Pick it up at midnight after the release party at Gina K.! Don't have either...take advantage of the 1 free with 3 special Gina K. offers! Wanna chat it up a bit on the release party thread...join us HERE! You may even have a chance to win this set with the challenges and contests!!! See you there!


Cooler in Southern Cali!!!

Brrrrr...it's feeling lots chillier here in Southern California! NOW I'm happy with the weather...lol. I can actually snuggle within myself when I get that blast of cool air in my face. Love it! Now I can break out the hot cocoa and the warmer blankets.

This card here was made for Hanna Stamps contest challenge on SCS by my girl Candice. She provided a sketch for us to work with. It was simple...but those sometimes are the best. I'm actually intimidated by sketches with those 4 panels where they have to line up...lol. I actually made it work because I put more effort into it...plus it was made simpler thanks to Scor-Pal! Yes...it's a MUST have this Scor-Pal! What's funny is that while I was intimidated by the lines of the panels not matching...I pasted the image a bit off center from the scalloped circle...LMBO! That's the only reason I used those white Prima flowers there...to cover up the boo boo!!! I still like the outcome though...so I guess no complaints! As hard as it was to use my stack of Figgy Pudding DP...I used it! It was harder than I thought...lol. I told you I have to start using what I already have before I start buying more once my spending freeze lifts. I also used those snowflake brads which I was "hiding" AND have really been using up my TONS of flowers I have. Not to mention my watercolor paper.

Speaking of watercolor paper...OMG...I tried using my Prismacolor markers on it...I am in love! I now need to buy more WC paper!!! I love how it didn't bleed and how well it blended the colors like LV's been teaching me! I still like my bright white from Wausau Paper...don't get me wrong...but this WC paper really stunned me! Whatcha think?

Prismacolor Markers used:
CS/DP: BBreeze, BBayou, Watercolor paper, & Figgy Pudding DP from Basic Grey
Ink: BBlack, SSky, BBreeze, & Prismacolor markers
Stamps: Ski Bunny Hanna
Embellishments: snowflake brad, Prima flowers, & flat back rhinestones
Others: scalloped punch, circle punch, Diamond Glaze, & white gel pen


Tees & Hoodies & Sentiments OH MY

Well...MelMel AKA Melanie Muenchinger of Gina K. is at it again! She is releasing a new set of sentiments to fit in the Little Tees and Just So Sporty sets and I am super stoked! I just can't get enough of these sets and LV the same! Here are a few cards made by both myself and LV as we get ready for the upcoming release!!! What do you think? Do you like these hoodie and tees? Look for the I {heart} my Tees banner and click on it! Also...if you're up for a challenge...buy some! ;) In the near future I'll be hosting an SCS swap for these in case you're interested!!!

This one here is one I made for a challenge MelMel is hosting to be able to win the new upcoming set. I made it for my mom as she is my super hero. Even though she's going thru what she's going thru...she is still full help when it comes to my dad. This woman is unbelievable! She also dresses like this...so I had to make something fitting...lol. I stamped the tee 3 times...once on the DP and twice on the Kiwi CS. I just trimmed here and there to put the outfit together! I also added buttons using flat back rhinestones. Cute huh?

Ugh...for some reason...blogger picture upload isn't cooperating with me...so these pictures are coming out HUGE so I had to manually resize! Sorry if the pictures may look grainy! Hope they get it together soon!!!

Here is a tee card LV made...I think I mentioned this one before...the one she made using glow-in-the-dark paint...it's adorable! She stamped the shades and then went over the eye part with the paint. Leave it in the light for a while and then shut off the lights and WOW...lol...it glows!!!

Now here is a hoodie card she made. Since she ran out of her shrinky dinks...she resorted to stamping a small guitar I picked up for her at ATS. Boy did she give me work on this one. I had to snip it for her! AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! It was horror as I had to do 6 of them...lol. Either way I love how this card of hers came out! Could you believe she giving ME coloring tips to "inner shade" as she calls it using Prismas??? Yeah...I can now hang my head in shame! LOL!

Prismacolor Markers used:
CS/DP: PPirrouette, RRHood, Bright White from Wausau Papers, & Bella Rose DP
Ink: BBlack & RRHood
Stamps: Little Tees & Just So Sporty
Embellishments: flat back rhinestones & pink ribbon
Other: ScorPal, CB, & folder

CS/DP: BGrey, BBlack, BWhite from Wausau Paper, & DCWV Rockstar DP
Ink: BBlack
Stamps: Little Tees
Embellishments: sheer silver glitter ribbon
Other: glow in the dark paint by Tulip

CS/DP: BBreeze, C2Cocoa, BWhite from Wausau Paper, & DCWV Rockstar DP
Ink: BBlack & Prismas
Stamps: Just So Sporty & Guitar (vendor unknown)
Embellishments: brown and white polka dot ribbon
Other: jump rings


Since I've been gone...

...doesn't mean I haven't been stamping. I've been reading!!! I am now near the end of Eclipse. I can't wait to read Breaking Dawn!!! Actually...I did make a card and it's of course...Edward from Twilight. Well...this is Edward in my eyes...lol. He even sparkles!!!

Anywho...first here is the Edward card. I used my own handwriting, ugly as it is for the sentiment. I made it for my girly LV since she's a Twilight FANATIC as well. She's actually the one who got me into Twilight...lol. There was this rumor going around for some time now at her school that shooting were being planned...so as a worried momma...I put my feeling into a card. This is when I wish she had an Edward in her life...lol. Hope you like! BTW...how do you like my new music...It's music that makes me think of the Twilight books and the songs I've been listening while reading the books.

Prismacolor Markers used:

CS/DP: BBlack, Cherry? Bazzil Bling, Basic Grey, Bright White by Wausau, & Red, Black, & Cream by Autumn Leaves DP
Ink: BBlack & Prismas
Stamps: Mikey from Hanna Stamps
Embellishments: CB heart dies (transparency sheet & Bazzil Bling CS)
Others: Diamond Stickles
Check out these pendants I made too!!! Nice huh? :P