Friday, December 18, 2009
Glad you made it from Lysa's Blog. If this is the first place you've come, please start back at Kim's little place on the net.
Here is my Love inspired project:
I absolutely love those lines from Beethoven. It's beautiful so I thought why not create a love card? :)
Next on the hop list is: Margie
Thanks for stopping by.
Oh by the way I know I've been missing in action but I was under the weather. I promise to be back with some extra special blog candy for you soon I promise.
Monday, December 7, 2009
The free digi is closed. I am going to be sending out the image shortly to those that left their email address and following the instructions. :)
We are offering ribbon and paper packs at a great price. Go to our Bargain Bonanza blog to check out the deets.
Tomorrow I will be back for some more Blog Candy. :) Hope you had a great Monday!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This is going to be short and sweet. I have a lot to do today and I'm hoping I can get it all done. Please send me your extra hours if you are not going to use them. :)
Here is Buster. I love Buster. I love all animals. In fact I'm too sensitive to animals I think. I want to volunteer at our local shelter soo bad but I know my heat can't take it. So I do what I can when I can.
I hope you like him.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I made up a card with her. She is a twirling fairy and will be released in the store this month. But I'm going to give her way to followers on my blog.
Here she is:
And another view:
And the sentiment:
Isn't she adorable? She was going to be a stamp. In fact she went into production and there was a mistake with her so she was not able to be sold. I haven't put her on the site yet, but I will next week. Only as a digital image though. :)
So how can you get this little cutie?
1. Follow my blog.
2. Put up a little blurb on your sidebar of your blog about her being available for free on paperyumness and link to my blog.
3. Comment on the post telling me you did the above and leave your email address. Please make sure you mask it so that spam bots won't get it. Do something like meatyahoodotcom. But make sure you make it so I can read it.
I will be offering her for free until Next Monday. So make sure you tell a friend!
If you are already a follower, just send me your email (same way) and I will get it to you. :)
Thanks for stopping by, Virginia
Friday, November 27, 2009
Today is blog hop Friday and if you are just joining us please start at the beginning with Cyndi. :)
Our theme for this mont's blog hop is Ornaments. I decided to make you drool and sneak peek one of our images that will be available in the store on December 1st. She is our resident praying angel.
Isn't she cute. She is a digi. I embossed her and cut her out. I then colored the rest of her with copics and voila...my praying angel for our tree this year. I'm sorry the photo quality isn't great. I tried 3 times to take a better picture blech.
I'm investing in a light box very soon I promise.
Well now it's time to vote for your favorite DT project. They were all great. I'm so proud of my design team. They are awesome, talented ladies that have been nothing but a blessing to me and an asset to InStyle Stamps.
So make sure you go to InStyle Stamps and vote for your favorite project and then leave a comment on ISS blog so that you could possibly win a great prize along with the DT winner.
Here is a line up of the blog hop just in case you lose your way!
Monday, November 23, 2009
I need to think of some more greetings. Aren’t you a little tired of the same ol’ same ol’?
Today over on the ISS blog we have a great Method Monday Tutorial. We also have some great articles on What digital stamps are and how to print them. Make sure you check them out.
I have been working on my project for a few weeks now. It took me a long time to color them because I wanted to make sure I did a good job. I love the way they came out.
Initially I was going to create some wall art with them, but I decided to turn them into cards. I want to try to sell some so we will see how they do.
I used Mykai. I paper pieced her with 3 separate papers, colored her with copics and add some rub on’s. I think they came out cute. Mykai is fabulous. These cards are sized 5x7 because I wanted to make sure Mykai’s eyes were very visible when colored so I made her a little bigger.
Here she is:
And for a special treat I have to show off my great niece Alyjanae(pronounced Elijahnay in case you were wondering.) She is the most adorable little girl. I'm going to turn her into an anime.
I call her Ms. Kerri Baby. If you know who Keri Hilson is for some reason Nae Nae, as we call her, reminds me of her. LOL. Nae Nae's hair is adorable. Bald on the sides and full on top and wavy. Her grandma had the exact same hair when she was born. And those ears are definitely from her mother cause everyone on the paternal side has small ones lol.
Well there you have it for this glorious Monday. I think tomorrow I will have some blog candy. I've been so busy I haven't been able to figure out what I want to offer. Yeah I have that much stuff. So if not tomorrow definitely before the end of the week.
Monday, November 16, 2009
On a sour note, my sewing machine is shot and it is going to cost too much to fix it so I'm in the market for a new one. I do mainly craft sewing but I will be making more purses and such. I'm thinking about getting a Janome. They say they have metal parts and can be cheaper in repairs. My Viking has plastic parts. Can you believe such a good name is made so cheaply? Maybe not all Viking's but mine was blech!
On the ISS blog it's Method Monday. Don't forget to check it out. Then on Wednesday we will have our Wednesday Challenge, stay tuned for that.
Here is my project for today. I call it Magical Love. I have that with my hubby. :)
I used Ava leaning for my project. I experimented with color. :)
Patterned paper-Paper Company, Cardstock- Bazzill, Embellishments-Crystals, Copics.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
One day I will get the coloring right on my camera. I will have to invest in a light box because it's so frustrating trying to find the right light. :)
See you over at Club Anime...the dt did a great job on these.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I am so proud of my hubby. When he was in Iraq, we had a very close family member pass away and it was very hard on him being so far away from us all especially during that very stressful time. I know there are a lot of service members that experience far worse than what he did. It is truly a sacrifice to serve our nation and be the defenders of our freedom. For that, I truly thank every man and woman that has enlisted to protect our country. Some may not agree with war. Some may not think the military is important. Whatever your opinion or mindset is, you are entitled to it. But we should still respect and be thankful for those that do serve. Happy Veteran’s Day!!!
And now on to the craft stuff. :)
Go to the Instyle Stamps Blog for all the details. There is too much to type. But I will show you a picture of the blog candy. :)
Nuff said. :)
This month the theme is snow. Here is my project:
If you like blog candy as much as I do...go check it out!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy Tuesday. I made a rag quilted purse and I was so pleased with how it came out. I'm working on 2 more. 1 of them is with one of our anime images. I just finished printing and coloring the image. I am not working on cutting the fabric. I hope it comes out just as nice.
Here is my first rag quilted purse:
Although it is very time consuming (probably will get faster once I get the hang of making them) but the results are so rewarding. I used it for the first time today and got a lot of compliments on the color choices and someone even asked me where I bought it. LOL...can't wait to see what they think of the one with one of the images.
I will be back tomorrow with the Over the Hump day Blog Candy give-away and winner from last month.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
2ndly...no one guessed what I used on the bottom of my project...it was a grated sponge and then I added copic ink to. :)
3rdly, I will be having blog candy this coming Monday. I'm swamped for the rest of the weekend so that is when I will be able to post a new project. I finally broke down and bought a compressor and airbrush system so I'm experimenting.
Have a fabulous one!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I hope you are all having a terrific day so far. I'm running a little behind, but I'm still here. :)
I wanted to create something for the Wednesday Challenge. When I saw it was using felt...I was soo motivated. I have a ton of wool felt and regular felt and so the ideas started to flow. I finally thought...hmm I wonder if I could use the big shot flower dies and basket to make a project. Doesn't hurt to try right? And so I did.
In fact I sat up til 4 am trying to get this to come together. And it did!
Here is my felt project:
It took forever to get the base of that darn basket to stick. I like the way it came out.
So go over and enter. You will win a digi of your choice if you do. :)
Felt, Big Shot basket/flower die, crystals, Ava leaning from ISS, Copics, DCWV patterned paper.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This is my project:
And here is a close up of Chocolate gal and the sentiment:
I paper pieced the candy bar with a paper called raw metal. It is so great cause it looks like foil. It is textured. I love it when I'm doing metal stuff.
You will never guess what the bottom of the image is. In fact, I'm so confident that you won't I'm going to offer the exclusive Club Anime digital image as a reward for the first person that guesses what it is.
I will give you til 5:00 pm PST on Friday, November 6th to try to figure it out.
TFL and go check out the other images on Club Anime
Cardstock - Neenah, Patterned Paper - Daisy Buckets, Embellishments- Swavorski crystals, metal swirl, Copic markers, dew drops ink pad, Image: Chocolate girl, InStyle Stamps.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Hope you are having a nice, happy Friday! I can't thank God enough for the weekend being here already. Trust me, I need it.
Anyway today is ISS Blog Hop Friday and our theme of the month is Setting the Table. I've created a project (if that's what you want to call it) for this special occasion. We are releasing 2 new fall images...Pilgrims in fact today...so check them out, they are on sale now!!!
I combined 2 projects into one. I created a Thanksgiving day table full of all the yummy trimmings.
I decided to use our Chicken/Turkey with potato's, casserole (which I turned into mac n cheese), a side dish and some scrumptious looking bread! I had the dardest time trying to scale this table down but that was as small as I could it. LOL...Oy Vey! You can't really make out the sentiment at the bottom of the table but it says You are cordially invited to a Thanksgiving Feast!
The second items I created to finish out the "theme" were these cute little table toppers. Our family has a tradition that we do each year. Everyone writes down a thought or prayer (and I mean everyone even the kids) and we place them in a basket. About 20 minutes before we begin to eat we sit down and each person pulls one out and reads it.
We began doing this after a family member passed away a few years ago. It has really brought our family closer together.
So I created little boxes this year that will hold our thoughts and prayers. I will just remove the flowers and fill them with our little slips of paper that everyone will write on. I also add a few scriptures too.
Totally makes our Thanksgiving a time to truly giving thanks. Not just for the food, but for those we love and care about as well. You should try it.
My family likes it because sometimes they don't know what to say and this way they can just read off the slip and then add to it if they want.
I appreciate you stopping by and taking our blogging tour. Next on your journey is Raquel
If you just joined us now, here is a line up of the rest of the DT team. Don't forget to check them out too. Then go to the ISS blog to vote and also enter a comment for a chance to win a Paper kit filled with Bo Bunny papers and ICandy brads, May Arts ribbon and Bazzill cardstock.
Virginia,YOU ARE HERE NOW!
Patterned paper - Making Memories and Cloud Nine Design
Cardstock - Neenah and DCWV
Images: Recipe, William and Virginia from InStyle Stamps
P.S. We are having a huge sale so make sure you stop by. Sale ends on November 2nd.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I now have to finish an order of 80 invites by Friday and I have done NOTHING. So as you can see procrastination is the culprit cause I keep putting it off. I will be posting a few more cards I've made but I still need to take a picture.
Also we are having Blog Hop at ISS. So please stay tuned for that. :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Here is a quick card featuring a new image that will be released soon. Her name is Lorelei.
I love the way the background paper came out. I had to cut it into quilt blocks to have enough of it.
Recipe: Patterned Paper - Daisy Buckets, Inks- Copics, Ribbon- May Arts, Punches - Stampin Up!, Cardstock - Neenah.
See you tomorrow. I have another cute card to share. Although I think it is a little plain. :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
All digital images are $1.00. All stamps are $3.00. Yeah we are crazy. But isn’t that what Halloween is all about…being crazy and having fun?
Go now why supplies last. Once an item sells out…it sells out!
He is too cute for words I tell ya.
Recipe: Patterned and Cardstock papers- DCWV, Neenah, Ribbon-May Arts, Swavorski crystals, flock and Copic Markers. Image: Kissmas Monkey-InStyle Stamps.
I'm going to be having another blog candy shortly, stay tuned.
The funny thing about this image was I colored it before I decided on the paper I wanted to use. Luckily I had that patterned paper in my stash. I don't know the brand but I love it.
So on to the blog candy, I know you are all dying to see what it is. :)
And I bet you're thinking do I see Copics in there? Yes you do!!! Here's the full list of goodies:
*One (1) Creative Imaginations Epoxy Stickers (Christmas)
*One (1) Queen and Co Felt Fushion Self Adhesive
*One (1) Creating Keepsakes Epoxy Stickers (Christmas)
*One (1) Daisy D's Rub On (Christmas)
*One (1) Copic E53 (Ciao)
*One (1) Copic E33 (Ciao)
*One (1) Copic W5 (Ciao
*One (1) Copic W3 (Ciao)
*One (1) Copic Colorless Blender (sketch)
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Pink
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Gold
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Olive
*One (1) Spica Glitter Pen Red
*One (1) Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
*One (1) Essential Glue Pad
*One (1) Ribbon Grab Bag (over 7 yards of assorted 1 yard each ribbons)
*Five (5) Olive Brads
*Five (5) Peacock Blue Brads
*Five (5) Red Brads
*Five (5) Cream Brads
*Six (6) sheets (1 each) of Bo Bunny's Tis' The Season patterned paper
That is a lot of yumness right? So what do you have to do possibly win this sweet blog candy? Simply leave a post in the comment telling me your favorite Christmas Song by 6:00 pm October 19th and I will announce the winner on Tuesday, October 20th. Easy Peasy.
Recipe for the card:
Patterned paper - Stash, Cardstock- Neenah and Bazzill, Embossing- Cuttlebug, Ink Copics, Embellishments- Ribbon May Arts, Glitter, Punches, Stampin Up! Image- Jana-InStyle Stamps.
Stop by tomorrow for the winner of last's weeks candy...and GOOD LUCK!!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Just a quick post to remind you of the sale going on over at ISS and a new card!
Meet scarf chick. She is a little like Jana although her hat and jacket are a little different.
Recipe: Patterned Paper- Stash, DCWV, Cardstock, Bazzill, Ribbon-May Arts, Ink- Copics, Punches, Stampin' Up!, Top note die- Big Shot.
See you soon!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This month we have another recipe themed prize:
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas-
*Lang Recipe Album
*100 (4 sets of 25) matching recipe cards
*Mini grocery list
*Three (3) snowman ornaments
*One (1) matching wine box
So how will you be able to possibly win this delicious candy? All you have to do is make a Christmas themed recipe card or list holder like ISS Dt members made. Check mine out below, I made a recipe card holder:
Go check it out and enter now!
Patterned paper - Bo Bunny Tis the Season, Cardstock - DCWV, Top Note Die-Big Shot, Inks - Copics, Embellishments - Offray Ribbon, Flock, American Crafts Brads. Recipe card template is by Mirkwood Designs http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/, Image- Snowman Chick - InStyle Stamps
I'll be back tomorrow with another project made with a cute new image from ISS.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Guys don't forget to enter into our next blog candy located here
And onto a showcase card of one of our cute little winter images. His name is Sam! He is adorable.
I decided to make some Christmas cards this year featuring one of my own images. So on the tag there will be a family portrait of me, my hubby, my little sister, my mom and our doggies...all 4 of them lol. I'm hoping the picture comes out good. If not, then we will be using the same one from last year LOL.
Cardstock- Paper Company and Paper Accents, Inks- Copics, Memento Tuxedo, Color Box, Image- Sam, InStyle Stamps, Ribbon-Offray, Punches-Stampin Up!
Come back tomorrow to see a project created for another blog candy giveaway from ISS.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Anywhoo...now onto the real reason why you are here. Blog candy. Seeing that I started my own blog I thought I'd do a lot of blog candy give-aways because well to be honest, I have a lot of stuff that I won't be using so why let it keep sitting around on my shelves lookin' pretty? :)
So my first prize will be the Love to Cook blog candy. The artist is Dan Dipaolo. The company is Lang. If you've heard of Lang then you know their products are top notch and are top quality! What will you get?
(1) 7 pc Nested box set- Nested boxes are neat boxes that fit inside each other. They are all beautifully decorated and brightly colored. Gorgeous!
(1) Matching 4x6 recipe card box with 100 matching receipe cards sets. Do you love to cook? Then I'm sure you have a ton of recipes you need to probably get organized. Why not coordinate them with this cute set!
(1) Matching wine box.
(1) Matching Apron.
(1) 3 pc Nested basket set with fill-same concept as the boxes only these are cute baskets with handles.
(2) Cheese spreaders with cute decorative matching handles. The handles match the theme of the boxes. How cute is that?
(1) Covered Mini list- Can be used for notes or groceries your choice!
The retail value of this giveaway is $125.00.
Here's a picture:
How cute is that? The set is wonderful and it is brand new still in the packaging. So what do you have to do to win this lovely candy? Simply comment about your favorite recipe handed down to you from a loved one by 6 pm PST on October 12th. I will select my favorite comment and announce the winner on Tuesdsay October 13th. That's it. It's that simple.
What are you waiting for? Get to commenting! And don't forget to tell a friend.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Club Anime has a lot of great images available. We will be releasing a new kit and 6 more images on the 16th of this month. And on the 10th of this month, September and October images will finally be available on the ISS website. :)
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
She was very simple. I didn't use any patterned paper. Just my cuttlebug!
Cardstock - Bazzill, Paper Company, DCWV, Stamp - Retro Witch, InStyle Stamps, Markers- Copics, Inks - Stampin Up!, Ribbon - American Crafts, Embossing - Cuttlebug, Punches - Stampin Up!
Stay tuned for Saturday. We have our 2nd color challenge on Club Anime. :)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I hope your hump day is a pleasant one. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to enter the blog candy give-away below I'm having.
This Wednesday Challenge at InStyle Stamps is Embossing. All you have to do is add some sort of embossing to your project. :) Easy peasy.
For my project, I decided to make a card. I used one of our new Fairies in our Ava line. Her name is Kyla. Isn't she cute!
I've been practicing my coloring. Although my picture taking skills are not the greatest, they are improving. I like the color combo I'm using. :)
Please go and participate. This week's prize is a digi of your choice. And you will be having much more to choose from because we will be adding a lot of new images to the store shortly. :) And we will be having a really neat sale.
Patterned paper- My Mind's Eye, Cardstock - Neenah, Ink- Memento, Image- Kylah, InStyle Stamps, Ribbon - Offray, Punches - Stampin Up!, Embossing- Cuttle Bug, Embellishments - Crystals and Glitter.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I hope you are all having a groovy Saturday. :) Never mind me. I'm in a totally good mood considering I'm swamped with stuff to do which leads me to why I'm even posting in the first place.
I'm going to be having a big huge blog candy give-a-way tomorrow. I was supposed to do it yesterday, but I got behind with the office move and getting organized. I just couldn't do it all. So I'm working non-stop now to get it all done by tomorrow because I have a lot to put a way. Trust me it's all good though. I found all kinds of great stuff I'm going to be giving away and so this blog is going to be blog candy give-a-way central lol.
So please stop by tomorrow for all the deets. You will not be disappointed. You will want to shout this from the roof tops. Ok maybe not actually risk your life by climbing up on your roof...but you will at least want to wave some ribbon around in celebration lol.
Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here is the sketch:
Patterned paper: October Club Anime Kit featuring Bo Bunny Delilah papers, Cardstock: DCWV, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Copics, Punches and Inks: Stampin Up!, Brads: American Crafts, Embossing: Cuttlebug, Image: Sumajay-InStyle Club Anime Stamps.
If you are interested in participating, go sign up now!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I'm selling my solo's and other goodies to clear out my scrap room. I have them listed by New and Used Once. I've included the weight so you will know it if you wanted to check shipping. If you want me to check shipping, send me a email with your zip code and how you wanted it to ship and I will let you know.
I accept paypal. I am shipping from 90731.
You can check here for shipping rates: www.usps.com
New- Never used:Solo's $6.00 each
C - B1227 wt. 2 oz
E - B1229 wt. 2 oz
G - B1231 wt. 2 oz
F - B1230 wt. 2 oz
K - B1235 wt. 2 oz
L - B1236 wt. 2 oz
N - B1238 wt. 2 oz
O - B1239 wt. 3 oz
Q - B1241 wt. 2 oz
S - B1243 wt. 2 oz
U - B1245 wt. 2 oz
V - B1246 wt. 2 oz
W -B1247 wt. 2 oz
X - B1248 wt. 2 oz
Z - B1250 wt. 2 oz
Used Once - $5.00
A -B1225 wt. 2 oz
B - B1226 wt. 2 oz
D - B1228 wt. 2 oz
H - B1232 wt. 2 oz
I - B1233 wt. 2 oz
J - B1234 wt. 2 oz
M - B1237 wt. 2 oz
P - B1240 wt. 2 oz
R - B1242 wt. 2 oz
Y - B1249 wt. 2 oz
Misc - Used Once $5.00 each
With Love - D1284 wt. 3 oz
Misc - New Never used $6.00
Gorgeous Greetings - D1265 wt. 3 oz
Spot On Background - D1280 wt. 4 oz
June Word Puzzle - D1288 wt. 3 oz
Slumber Party - D1272 wt. 3 oz
Youth Heart - D1176 wt. 3 oz
Whimsical Wings -B1307 wt. 2 oz
I am also listing on SCS so first come first served.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I love the colors this challenge and decided to participate. What do I have to lose since I can't really win lol.
I decided to use Mayah from our October Club Anime exclusive images. Hope you like it! I'm learning how to color different skin types with Copics. I think it's a little too dark...but my sister liked it. Oh well you get my drift!
Front of the card:
Isn't the ribbon yummy? It's this double sided suede. Very expensive but makes the point beautifully. I love my bling lol. Sorry the image picture didn't come out that great. Looks way better in person. :)
For the top note (as you can see I'm on a kick right now) I used Strano's Ribbon stiffer on the fabric to give it a little bit of stiffness but not much. After it dried I grabbed the cuttlebug and ran embossed it and then I ran it through the big shot. The edges came out beautifully. And they won't fray because of the stiffner.
Tomorrow I hear ISS is having a huge sale. Be sure to check them out. And then come back on Friday for my blog candy! You will be happy you did.
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny Abbey Road. Cardstock: Bazzill Pinecone, Neenah Classic Solar White, Image: Mayah-InStyle Stamps, Copics, Crystals, Stampin' Up! Ink and Punches, Creative Cafe Buttons, Top Note Die, Heidi Grace Rubon, Midori Ribbon.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I decided to start a blog separate from the company blog . I like the idea of being able to link and participate in all the challenges when I can and not interfere with the day to day business aspect of a company blog. Awh... makes me feel like a real design team member ha ha.
For my first project, I decided to try out a quilt block, top note card. It was simpler to do than I thought. I got the idea from my old upline when I was a *gasp* Stampin Up! demo lol. How cute is that card. Here is my version:
And a close-up of the blocking:
It was so simple to make it's not even funny. Simply cut a piece of white cardstock 5 x 3 3/4. Cut your patterned paper you will be using in 1 1/4 squares. Adhere them to the white cardstock in the order you'd like and run it through your big shot. It's that easy.
I was addicted and made a ton of them. Great way to get rid of your scraps too. For this one I decided to turn it into a thank you card. The thank you is a rubon. I have a lot to be thankful for. I then added a crystal and some ribbon. The white circle with the sentiment on it has been chalked around the edge.
I will be having some blog candy on Friday!!! :) Make sure you stop back by.
TFL - Nenane
Patterned Paper- Bo Bunny Abbey Road, Cardstock-DCWV, Ribbon- May Arts, Punches, ink and sentiments- Stampin' Up!, Embossing plate- Cuttlebug, Big Shot top note die.