Cooking up some CUTE fun!

Ok...I am having too much fun with these cupcakes that I HAD to team them up with Hanna! I know this looks like something Hanna would cook up to BOO her friends at a Halloween party! Can't you see it? LOL! She is even in her Halloween's best! She's my new best friend! LOL! When I got the cupcakes and saw Candice's card at Rubbah Soul...it hit me to make a card using these cupcakes! Kiss The Cook Hanna is too cute! Her face just screams OMG!!! I don't know but I think I over did it! The card is not exactly what I had envisioned but it was the idea! I shoulda coulda woulda...whatever...it's DONE! LOL! It looks busy but then again Halloween is busy! All those decorations of jack-o-lanters and vampires and witches...oh my! Wonder if Hanna added something "extra" to that batter brew to enchant a certain someone! See those swirls coming out that bowl? That looks like a pinch of magic to me! ;)

See the tops of those cupcakes...they're gumdrops! LOL! I added some diamond glaze and sprinkled with micro beads to give it that "sugary" look gumdrops have. I love those chewy things! And how cute is Hanna with her pieced apron? I used a scrap of the Creepy Crawly DP I had stored away. I knew I would need it so I didn't throw it away. Then I ask myself WHY I have so many scraps of DP and CS! *rolls eyes* I save even the smallest pieces of DP. They could be 1'' x 1'' and I still think I could use it! LOL! Oh, and I hand drew the witch hat. She was not complete without it! I even drew on some witchy stockings! Whatcha think?
Prismacolor Markers used:
Spanish Orange
Jet Black
Mineral Orange
Dark Brown
Leaf Green
Crimson Red
Cool Grey 50-30-20-10 %
CS/DP: BBlack, PPie, White, & Creepy Crawly DP
Ink: BBlack, Silver Glitter Gel pen, & Prismas
Stamps: Kiss The Cook Hanna & Trick or Sweet
Embellishments: Brads, ribbon, bling, & micro beads
Others: CB Ribbon slider & small oval punch


Resisting Fall

Hi! Here is a card using the emboss resist technique. I'm feeling a bit out of myself...like I'm in another world or something...so if this post seems BLAH...I am so sorry! I try to make my posts funny or interesting and what not...but in my recent mood...*shurgs* I just wanted to make sure I posted something.

Anywho...this card here makes me think of Fall and how JEALOUS I am of those who actually get to see the transitions from season to season. Here in So. Cal. we only have dry and wet...lol. <--a little humor! :O It's so not feeling like Fall here again. We're back to warm weather and I can't stand it. Last night we had 3 power outages! I guess people are using their AC's again! *sigh* Ok...if you don't know how to create a card using the emboss resist technique...it is very easy to do. GO HERE for the tutorial at SCS! This card is a set of 6 for a swap. And to be honest with you...I'm not quite sold on it yet. background was brayered and "daubbed"!

CS/DP: CChip, PPie, & WWhite
Ink: CChip, RRust, PPie, & SSaffron
Stamps: Autumn Leaves & Things Hanna Would Say
Embellishments: SU Vintage brads
Others: Clear Embossing Powder, Scor-Pal & Photo Corner punch


Silly Boys! Tools are for girls too!

Yeah...now this is what you call "GIRL POWER"! Not only boys can use their tool toys...so can us girls! I made this card as a set of 6 for a swap. I'm angeling for a dear friend who is having such a hard time right now. Poor hun had to have her angels make out her swaps because she would hate to drop. Although us Ho's have each others backs we wouldn't mind one of our Ho's dropping at the last minute (with a valid reason of course)...but still...just like our Ho's don't leave another Ho hanging...we were called in to help and answered. SO...since I just love these Hanna's...this one here screams girl power!!!

Custom Smiley

I was going to paper piece her outfit to match the paper...but instead I went to the old reliable white gel pen! Poor thing hasn't been used in ages! It's not a Halloween stamp...but I just HAD to showcase her! Whatcha think? Now that's a sassy looking, well dresses, ready to find that stud Hanna huh?! Flirty Wink

Prismacolor Markers used:
Indigo Blue
Leaf Green
Jet Black
Ballet Pink
Cool Grey 20%

CS/DP: WWasabi, White NON SU, & Black & White Series DP (Target)
Ink: BBlack & Prismas
Stamps: Tool Time Hanna
Embellishments: Dots & Dashes ribbon
Other: Scalloped punch, 1 13/8 circle punch, & paper piercer


Witchy Cupcake

Bewitched? I was when I saw this witchy cupcake! These are just too fun to play with! Again...these cupcakes as from Taylored Expressions. I'm a sucker for witches and vampires...so this was just right up my alley! I have tons of this DP still left from last Halloween season...so I'm trying to use it up even though I HATE using my DP...it's just too cute to look at! Anyone else have this obsession? I know I'm not alone on this one...lol. :P I also have this ribbon from last year too...so it's time to use all my old stuff to make room for new stuff. This ribbon was actually a gift from a SS swap from SCS. I thought it went well with this image. Whatcha think?

Prismacolor Markers used:
Dark Purple
Dark Brown
Jet Black
Apple Green
Mineral Orange
Cool Grey 50-30-20%

CS/DP: EEggplant, PPie, WWhite, & Creepy Crawly DP
Ink: BBlack & Prismas
Stamps: Trick or Sweet
Embellishments: Halloween Witch Hat ribbon
Other: Spots & Dots CB, Giga Scalloped punch, Mega Circle punch, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circle punches, & paper piercer


Count Cupcake-ula?

HA HA HA...these cute cupcakes are a RIOT! How cute are they? These awesome stamps are from Taylored Expressions. I had seen a banner on SCS and HAD to get them! I wish cupcakes in real life were this cute! LOL! They are yummy...but not THIS cute! This little guy can take a bite out of you before you take a bite out of IT! HA HA HA! What do you think? BTW...this layout is a COMPLETE CASE! I can't remember who on SCS...but I just remember seeing the layout and it stuck in my head. She also used this little guy!

Prismacolor Markers used:
Mineral Orange
Jet Black
Crimson Red
Cool Grey 50-30-20%

CS/DP: BBlack, RHRed, WWhite, BGrey, & Making Memories Halloween DP
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Trick Or Sweet & Spooky Silhouettes
Embellishments: BBlack ribbon & Black Dew Drops
Others: Giga circle punch


A postless week & SATURDAY BLOG HOPPIN'!!!

It sure was wasn't it? Not that I didn't have anything to post...it's just that time wise...I was SO constrained and it drained me out. NO JUICE NO JUICE NO JUICE...lol! Ha ha...Conseco couldn't tell on me this past week! Anywho...since today is Saturday it means BLOG HOPPIN'!!! First I'm gonna put a few things on auto post (my co-pilot on this blog...lol) for this coming week. Some Halloween cards and some not...I'll alternate. Plus I'm getting some stuff ready for some blog candy. I'll be having the blog candy on October 1st and it'll be a fun one...maybe bring you back some fun Halloween memories. ;) I told you I was a Halloween freak! LOL! Anywho...see ya'll around next week. Catch you at your blogs! ;) Have a great weekend!



Yes...I even did it pumping my fist in the air! I am such a Trojan and with weekends game whoppin' they gave to the Buckeyes...I had to make me my USC card to display on my desk! I used Melanie's Just So Sporty NEW set! As soon as I saw it...I KNEW I had to have it! This set is so cool and comes with SO MANY PIECES to work with...it sure is a bang for your buck! I stamped the hoodie twice...once on Summer Sun and another on Robin Hood Red. The background is a pattern I found thru Google pictures and just copy and pasted to print out. I also broke out my CB dies for this one! I hadn't used the dies in a while...so why not dust them off for this card? LV nicely pointed out to me that it looked like it said SUC (as in suck) on the hoodie...LOL...but I don't see it! :P Kid! *rolls eyes* Whatcha think?

CS/DP: SSun, RHRed, & printed BG
Ink: BBlack, RHRed, & SSun Marker for higlights
Stamps: Just So Sporty & Little Tees
Embellishments: Bling & Grosgrain ribbon
Others: piercing tool, paper snips, Photo Corner pinch, & CB Sliders Die


Got Lipstick?

This chica does! Isn't she the cutest??? She is from My Favorite Things by B.C. Dzyns! This chica is KICK @$$!!! If you have a teenager...she will LOVE it! Hey...if you do...why not pick it up? I'm sure you'll want to get your little hot hands on it too! I initially bought it for LV...but of course...it's now MINE and she can "use it"! LOL! She is too cool for school! You can make her preppy, girly, Goth, or even ROCKER!!! I went with the Rocker look! She is tattooed!!! I added a few extra lines to create the "highlights" and tattooed her using the long roses from Love & Luck of Bombshell Stamps! Isn't she awesome? Next up I'm dressing her up for Halloween! *wink* A sassy witch maybe? Or a VAMP? We'll see! First I have to play with some new stamps I got yesterday!

Prismacolor Markers used:
Pale Peach (skin)
Blondewood (highlights)
Dark Brown (hair)
Jet Black (shirt)
Tuscan Red (lips)
Mohagony Red (lip liner)
Emerald (eyes)
Walnut (eye dots)
Dark Umber (rose "outline")
Crimson Red (rose)
Grass Green (leaves)
Dark Olive (leaf "outline")
Light Aqua (tattoo outline)
Cool Grey 50 & 70% (eyeshadow)
Cool Grey 30% (shadowing)
Metallic Silver (earring)

CS: BBlack, RRHood, White non SU
Ink: BBlack, RRHood, & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Hey Chica, Sweet & Sassy (Little Paper Shop), Love & Luck (Bombshell Stamps), & Sweet Celebrations Hanna
Embellishments: Flower (bushel from $ store), Glitter Brad by Creative Imaginations, & Polka Dot ribbon from unknown vendor
Others: Swiss Dots CB folder, Giga scalloped punch, Mega rectangle punch, Giga circle punch, & Colluzzle

Saturday Blog Hopper!

Yes...today I am doing some blog hopping! I tend to loose track of sites with my crazy schedule and what not...so now I'm dedicating Saturdays to blog hopping! So I'll be dropping by blogs that have visited me thruout the week and a few favorites I love to stalk. So see you there!


Riley enjoys Fall!

I'm sure you see a pattern here huh? LOL! Yes...I so want Fall now! I'm so sick of Summer it's...SICK! I can imagine how Riley is enjoying this drive feeling the fresh crisp air of Fall...oooohhhh to be Riley! I may copy his style once it get's So Cal chilly...wear scarves. ;) I was finally able to break out, trim, and INK my new Kittie Kit! LOL! I love Kittie's scenes so much...I tried my best to come up with mine. Not as great...but I'm still happy with the outcome! This was also a challenge at SCS and a self challenge. Candice's challenge called to making a Fall card...or a card using Fall colors. I'm a sucker for Fall and Winter...so I couldn't pass up this challenge. It was also a self challenge in the fact I wanna try new techniques and what not. This one here was for me to try out the Joy Fold card. I used buttons as the clasp...FUN FUN FUN! I need to start using up what I invest in! LOL! Yes...I have a LOT of those too! :rolls eyes:

Prismacolor Markers used:
Dark Brown
Cinnamon Toast
Crimson Red
Jet Black
Cool Grey 30 & 40%

CS/DP: Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, & Basic Grey DP
Ink: Basic Black, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Close To Cocoa, Bordering Blue, & More Mustard
Stamps: Car Riley & Kittie Kits
Embellishments: Basic Grey buttons

Others: Oval Colluzzle


Enjoying the final days of Summer!

I am SO glad Summer is almost over...well...to us Southern Californian's at least calendar wise! I WISH we had those fun transitions where we actually see the seasons change...but I'll live vicariously thru friends and online pics...lol. Still...having some breeze starting to come in is so refreshing compare to those sticky heat gusts...UGH! I hate the sticky sweaty feeling!!! Anywho...here is Hanna enjoying the "final days" of Summer! Oh...and you don't always see me use tons of flowers like this huh? Well...thanks to the WONDERFUL Cindy Haffner...she has inspired me to break out my flowers to play with. I mean I invest so much in these things I might as well use them! LOL! Thanks Cindy for that inspiration! ;)

BTW...this card was made using a kit I received from a swap...so I don't know who the vendors are. The only thing I provided were the flowers, base, & stamped image.

CS/DP: Riding Hood Red, & DP from kit swap
Ink: Basic Black & SU Markers in: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, More Mustard, & Silver pen
Stamps: Lasy Days Hanna & Everyday Sentiments
Embellishments: Flowers...some Prima some unknown vendor, leaf dies, ribbon & cord from kit, photo corner, & bling
Others: N/A


A Gina K. challenge!

Hi ya'll! This past weekend was pretty quiet here because I'm trying to dedicate time to do some blog hopping! I have been AWFUL at that so it's something I hope to keep up...well...I better! LOL!

Anywho...here is a card I made for Cammie's Release Party Sketch Challenge...it was a fun sketch! Thanks Cammie! Gave me a reason to FINALLY ink this set up...lol.

I know I know...once again it's not a Halloween themed card...but I am working on some cards and projects for Halloween. I do have my DS still in elementary school and the kiddies LOVE the treats I make them...lol. Plus LV is having a Halloween party and I need to work on goodies for that! YIKES! What do I get myself into!

Prismacolor Markers used:
Crimson Red
Spanish Orange
Dark Brown
Muted Turquoise
Grass Green
Cool Grey 30%

CS/DP: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Close To Cocoa, White non SU, & Basic Grey Blush DP
Ink: BBlack, Baja Breeze, Close To Cocoa, & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Gina K. Friendship Blooms
Embellishments: Rick Rack ribbon & Brads
Others: Oval Colluzzle, Corner punches, Corner rounder, Paper Piercer, Embossing powder & Sponges


An award...for me? AGAIN? I am HONORED!

Wow ladies...when I get awarded with well...awards...I DO NOT feel worthy! I am truly honored and thank you all kindly!

This award was awarded to me by the wonderful Stampin' Chica Cyndi! Girl I thank you tons! Now to pass this on! I'll be back to add who I want to pass this "Brillante Weblog" award to.

POST EDIT: I have chose my Brilliant 5!!! So here goes! In no particular order...I just think your work is BRILLIANT:
4. Donna AKA Serenity In Stamping (stop by and wish her some luck and VOTE FOR HER!!!)
Enjoy gals!


Aloha from Hawaii

As you may all know by now...I have a sick obsession with Hanna Stamps. Don't get me wrong...I LOVE my other dealers...uhm...I mean stamping companies...but I don't know what it is about Hanna Stamps! Anywho...I made this card yesterday before the Hanna release party because I was gonna submit it for a challenge. Turns out I read it wrong and entered it an hour late. I thought I had seen PST but nope...it was EST! DUH GABBY! It was no harm in sharing anyways...so I still posted it! LOL! OMG I am SOOOOO happy with this card! I tooted my own horn, patted my own back and shoulders, and legs, and hands, and head, and feet....you get it! I am VERY proud of this card...it's like no other card I've ever made before! The only thing stamped here is Hanna, the palm tree, and the sailboat...the rest was freehanded! Yeah...UH HU! LOL! It's also my first time in a LONG time making a larger card. This one hear measures 6X6. Oh yeah...it's a whopper! Anywho...what do you think?

Prismacolor Markers used:
Jet Black (for filling in)
Spanish Orange (glow around Hanna)

CS/DP: BBlack, TTango, PPie, White non SU
Ink: BBlack, RRust, MMustard, AApeal, & CChip ~White gel Pen & Gold Pen
Stamps: Luau Hanna, Passaport Hanna, Everyday Sentiments, Sailboat from Stampourii, & Birds from Stampscapes
Embellishments: Flower from unknown vendor

Others: D'Vine CB folder, Colluzzel Oval, Circle punches, Sponges, & Brayer


Excuse me! Who are YOU callin' a witch?

HA HA HA...crazy title huh? Don't you ever wish you can say this? Actually...I have said it but not to a witch! ;) As promised...a Halloweeny card! YAY ME! LOL! It was actually made for an MFT Guest Designer challenge. It's a chance for me to...and only wish of course...on becoming at least a one month guest designer for one of my favorite stamp companies. I laugh everytime I use these Who's That Girl? stamps because...eeek...they have no heads!!! But OMG they are so much fun to play with. I inked up this set JUST for this challenge. I had something completely different in mind when I started this card out...but hanging at the release party and being given a little shove by my girl Joy...I had to tweak it up a bit! THANKS JOY! :P You HO! And I say thatin a lovin' way and you know it! It's an inside thing ya'll...she's not gonna freak if I call her a HO! LMBO! Anywho...whatcha think?

Prismacolor Markers used:
Orange (witches stockings)
Jet Black (dress, hat, & stockings)
Violet (dress & stockings)
Walnut (broom head)
Dark Brown (broom stick)
Pale Peach (skin)
Cool Grey 20% (outline)
CS/DP: BBlack, PPie, EEggplant, White non SU, & Creepy Crawly DP
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Totally Witchin' & Twisted Sentiments (tweaked)
Embellishments: BBlack ribbon, MMemories chipboard button & black floss
Others: scalloped punch & piercer


From 'Swimmers Ear' to 'Hawaii on the Brain'!

Well peeps...looks like my ears are getting better little by little and now it's passible enough for me to blog! YAY! So with awesome pain meds and antibiotics to help my infection...I am back in action! Last night was my first night to get back to stamping and it felt soo good! Good thing my Muse was up with me as I accomplished plenty of things like swaps and what not I had to get out of the way. Thanks to all who left well wishes! HUGS!

This "card" I made here was for a few reasons!

1. I thought the tutorial was great and the outcome SO different from what I'm use to! 2. There is a Hanna challenge to use the Luau set and ya'll KNOW how much I LOVE Hanna stamps! The challenge was to create a scene...so I don't know if this card will qualify, but I tried. My scene I guess is the flowers and the base as the "sand"...lol. and 3. There was ANOTHER Hanna challenge to make ANYTHING 3 dimensional using Hanna stamps! So in a way I killed 3 birds with one stone! ;) Good aim I may say! LOL!

OMG you can't even IMAGINE the scent coming off this card!!! I used my old soap scents to scent the flowers and base up using MangoPapaya scented "smellies"...my own smellies! I have so many scents stored I need to start bringing them out to make my cards smelly...lol.

I know I promised Halloweeny stuff...but I HAD to do this first! Next up...an MFT card! Ooooh! Now I need to make a Michaels trip to see if they have Martha Stewarts "dripping" edge punch! ;) I just noticed in on SCS on a card in the gallery and thought...HOW FUN!!! I'll have to wait until Friday though when Oscar is off since I can't drive due to my pain meds. Oh well!

So...what you think of this "Free Standing" pop up card?

Prismacolor markers used:
Cool Grey 30% (outline)
Cinnamon Toast (skin)
Walnut (eyes)
Sky Blue Light (eyeshadow)
Spanish Orange (umbrella)
Spruce Green (skirt)
Cold Stone (inside coconut)
Sienna Brown (coconut shell)
Rhodamine (straw)
Light Aqua (bathing suit)
Dark Brown (hair)

CS/DP: C2Cocoa, PPoint, BBreeze, SSky, & white NON SU
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Luau Hanna & Flip Flop Fiskars
Embellishments: Prisma flowers & bling
Others: Swiss Dots CB folder