Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sketch Challenge

I'm the sketch host over at CardMaker again this week. Come on and play, it's pretty easy! You have until midnight on 8/24/2010 to submit your creation using the sketch.

The sketch:

My take:

Come on over and play!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Black and white with a little extra!

So I just got this stamp: Chandelier (clever name huh!?!) made by Stampabilities... And I must say, I am in LOVE!! Back this spring, I received an email from Archivers telling of their new items and it featured a card made with a similar stamp--- I was hooked! Since there's not an Archiver's near me... yet! I got this one from Hobby Lobby.

This card is for an online crop going on over at CardMaker... check it out!!
I made this card from my future cousin, for a shower present. I hope she likes it! (I will show you the rest of her present soon!)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

And A Smooch For YOU!!

Ok, well, it seems that I loaded these picutes backwards... bear with me. Above is an upclose to show you the glimmer from SU's new Smooch spray which is kindof like Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist... except not... See below for my opinion on the two. (Note, that's an 8.5x11 sheet of paper.)

Here' the bottle of Smooch. 0.37 ounces! Check out how much of the container it took to spray that one sheet of paper!! Yikes!! Below, is the pic that was suppose to be first... of the piece of paper in my home made spray box. AKA old box with the flaps cut off.

So, I wanted to compare and contrast Glimmer Mist and Smooch Spray.

**Before you freak out: I am not a Stampin Up demonstrator and I don't work for Tattered Angels. Neither company asked me to use their products; I purchased them myself and decided to give you my "2 cents".

Pros of Glimmer Mist: *Larger container (2 oz) for almost the same money *more color varieties offered *you can get it at the store (at least around here) rather than waiting for it to ship to you
Pros of Smooch Spray: *smaller container seems to keep the product in solution better when in use (as compared with GM) *less globs on your paper
Cons of Glimmer Mist: *nearly impossible to spray without clumps even if you keep the container in constant motion and shook the crap out of it initially
Cons of Smooch Spray: *I think I will go broke purchasing replacement.

And the winner: I must say Smooch Spray does win out over Glimmer Mist. Sorry Tattered Angels, as much as I love you, SU's tiny little container, while stupid expensive in comparison, has my heart because it throws less clogs for a more uniform finish.

Happy Birthday to you, and you, and you and...

Here are some birthday cards that I made this past week. I case'd them from my good friend, Lora. (Sorry it's not a direct link to her card but she's super talented so you shouldn't mind to hang out with her for a bit.)
I ran the "candles" through my BigKick using the Candy Cane Stripes embossing folder. The "flame" is from the wing of Stampin UP's Two-step Bird Extra-Large punch. Then I ran them through my paper crimper. Finally, I used 3-d dots to elevate some of the flames and the sentiment.

And... I have plenty more to make some more birthday cards very soon!! They seriously went together so fast, I think Grandma will get some of these for her bazaar too!!
Oh and! I almost forgot to tell you... It's crop time again at CardMaker. Click here to see all the excitement!! The theme is "Birthday Party!!"