March 26, 2009

Twisted Thursday -- S2GSC4

It's time once again for Shirley's 2 Girls Twisted Thursday.  We have another fun sketch and this week's twist is to ADD PIERCING.  Here's a summary of the Deets:
  • You are not required to use Shirley's 2 Girls stamps, but if you have them, we'd love for you to use them.
  • Upload your card to your blog and/or favorite online gallery.  Please use keywords S2GSC4 AND shirleys2girls. 
  • Post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky on Karolyn's Blog.  Or you can click on the Twisted Thursday sign in my sidebar.  It will link you directly to Karolyn's blog.
  • The deadline for submitting your card is Sunday, March 29, 2009 at midnight PDT.
  • The winner of our challenge will be chosen by, so everyone has a chance to win.  The winner will get to choose a stamp from the Shirley's 2 Girls product line, and the winning card will be showcased on Karolyn's blog as well as the Shirley's 2 Girls store blog.  How cool is that!!
Above is a sample I made using this fun sketch.  I used  Shirley's 2 Girls Cat on Pillow image (SG604).  I gave my cat stripes and colored him with alcohol markers before covering my image with a Versamark Pen and embossing with clear embossing powder.  'My Twist' is the pierced, scalloped border at the bottom of the card.   For more inspiration, check out the fabulous samples made by the rest of the Ladies with Attitude DT.
So, what are you waiting for?!!  Get busy and create something.  Can't wait to see your creations and thanks for stopping by!

March 24, 2009

CPS108 Mouse with Flowers

This is my take on this week's sketch (CPS108) from the Card Positioning Systems.   I turned the sketch and used my cute digital mouse image from Shirley's 2 Girls, which I paper pieced. 
This was a fun card to make.  The sketch is definitely a keeper and I think it's super versatile.  Of course, I think my little mouse is super cute!
Supplies:  Stamps - Mouse with Flowers (digital image) - Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - SU! almost amethyst, Various DSP including A.Muse, Shirley's 2 Girls -Indulge, Making Memories and a scrap of unknown DP; Accessories - EK Success - flower punch, Scor-Pal, dimensionals, SU! (flower fusion) felt flowers, and Rain Dots.

March 23, 2009

Magnolia Blog Candy!

Heads up everyone!  Claudia is having a huge giveway of Magnolia stamps on her blog, Pretty Pressings.  So hurry on over to Claudia's blog for a chance to win some adorable Magnolia stamps!
Have a wonderful week and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

March 22, 2009

FS111 Hippity Hoppity

Beate is today's featured stamper on SCS.  She is one of my favorite paper crafters.  Beate's gallery is amazing and full of inspiration!!  If you have never tried the FS Challenge on SCS you really should give it a try. 
Essentially, the challenge is to CASE a creation in the Featured Stamper's SCS gallery and change some of the elements to make the card your own.  Here is the card I CASED.  I kept the general design, but changed the colors and stamps.  I also used the same type of medallion shown on Beate's card. 
Since Spring is finally here, I thought I would get a start on my Easter cards and used my new Hippity Hoppity set by Shirley's 2 Girls.  Isn't this bunny the cutest?!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you like my take on Beate's card.
Supplies:  Stamps - SG38 Hippity Hoppity by Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - SU! almost amethyst, pumpkin pie, PTI white, Shirley's 2 Girls DSP shout check, s.e.i DSP, PTI white, generic white base; accessories - Michaels pompom ribbon, rain dots, embroidery thread,Copic and prismacolor markers, SU! scallop edge punch, Marvy scallop square punch and dimensionals.

March 19, 2009

Twisted Thursday -- S2GSC3

It's time for another Twisted Thursday challenge!  Isn't this a fun sketch?  It was created by Karolyn Lancon, the Design Team Leader for Shirley's 2 Girls.  Why is our challenge called "Twisted Thursday"?  There is a twist to the sketch.  This week's twist is to add hardware.
Also, a 'FREE'  Shirley's 2 Girls' digital image is available for a limited time to use for the challenge!  Go to Karolyn's blog to download this super cute image.  Here is the link to Karolyn's blog.
Our challenge is open to everyone.  If you don't have any Shirley's 2 Girls stamps that's okay; any stamps will do or use the free S2G digital image posted on Karolyn's blog.   To participate, create a card using this week's sketch and add hardware (brads, clips, staples, or any other type of metal hardware that you might have in your stash).  The challenge is open from Thursday, 3/19/09 until midnight (PDT) on Sunday, 3/22/09. 
Be sure to upload your card to your blog and/or favorite online gallery such as Splitcoast or Paper Craft Planet.  Then provide a direct link to your creation in a comment on Karolyn's blog.  Be sure to use keywords S2GSC3 and shirleys2girls.
And the best part?  The sweet ladies at Shirley's 2 Girls have offered the winner a stamp of your choice, and your card will be showcased on Karolyn's blog and in the Shirley's 2 Girls Gallery. will pick the winner; so everyone has a chance to win!
Here are my samples:
This week I made two samples for Twisted Thursday sketch, S2GSC3.  Both use the Let's Party Set ((SG205).  What a fun set -- I think it's very versatile and can be used just for fun, anniversaries, or even Valentine's Day!  Need more inspiration for today's sketch challenge with a twist?  Check out these amazing creations:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you participate in our Twisted Thursday challenge!!  (All the details are noted above.)

March 14, 2009

Spring Fever

The beautiful, warm weather we experienced at the beginning of the week has been replaced with cold, rainy days.  At least it's not snowing!  At any rate, I decided to bring back the warm weather and make my own spring fever!  This cute image (Spring Fever-SG63) and designer paper (Dream Package-SP1) were sent to me by Deidre and Kristine and are available from Shirley's 2 Girls.  Thanks Deidre and Kristine!
I fenced in the little garden with my MS punch and used a Nestibilities die for my sentiment which I popped up with dimensionals.  This was a fun card to make.  Enjoy your weekend.  Hope it's warm and sunny! 
Supplies:  Stamps - Spring Fever-SG63 by Shirley's 2 Girls; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Paper -SU!  summer sun, pixie pink, basic black,  PTI white, DSP - Dream Package-SP1 by Shirley's 2 Girls; Accessories - clear EP, deckle scissors, DD for the bee's wings, MS punch, Nestabilities die, alcohol markers, Rain Dots, and dimensionals.

March 11, 2009

Twisted Thursdays

The Design Team for Shirley's 2 Girls is thrilled to be hosting their very first Twisted Thursday Challenge!  For now, the Twisted Thursday challenges will be sketch challenges!  Above is a copy of this week's sketch as well as my 'SG604-Cat on Pillow' sample. Now who doesn't love a good sketch?!!  So mark your calendars for our Thursday challenges with a twist.
This week's twist to our sketch is to add SCALLOPS.  Feel free to add additional elements or to flip or turn the sketch, just so long as the main elements are there and in an arrangement as close to this layout as possible.  While we would love for you to use Shirley's 2 Girls images, it is not required for participation.  Now here is the best part!  The winner gets to choose a stamp from the amazing line of S2G stamps!  In addition, the winning creation will be showcased on the Shirley's 2 Girls store blog as well as Karolyn's blog, for all to see!
To participate, create a card and upload it to your blog and/or online galleries, such as Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet. Be sure to use keywords S2GSC2 and shirleys2girls. Then leave a comment with a direct link to your card hereThis challenge starts on Thursday, 3/12/09, and ends on Sunday, 3/15/09, at 12:00 AM, PDT.  The winner will be chosen by ''.  
I've included links to the other S2G DT members.  Click on them for some awesome inspiration.
Erin     Joy     Justine     Karolyn     Kimmie     Leigh     Shelly
Happy Stamping!  I can't wait to see what you create!

March 10, 2009

Spring Challenge Alert!

Shirley's 2 Girls posted their 222 Challenge for March today.  This month's theme is "SPRING".   While they would love you to use their stamps -- it is not a requirement -- any stamps will do.  All the details, including a template for a purse box, can be found on their S2G Challenge Blog.
The deadline for submitting your pieces is 3/17/09 at 2:00 pm pst.  Talk about 'attitude gratitude'  -- The top 2 designers will receive a $22 credit for  Shirley's 2 Girls products!  Winners will be posted on their S2G Blog as well as their gallery.
So spring on over to Shirley's 2 Girls.  I can't wait to see what you create!

March 07, 2009

Bird Heart

This cute image is one of the new releases from Shirley's 2 Girls.  Deidre and Kristine have added a wonderful array of new stamps for Spring.  The release includes dogs, birds, seasons, and  lots of different designs for Spring holidays.  In addition, they have added ribbon and paper to their collection.  So head on over to their web page to see all the new goodies!
Supplies: Stamps - SG53 Bird Heart; Ink - Copic, Prismacolor and Bic Mark-It Markers; Paper - SU! pumpkin pie, sage shadow, PTI white, MS DSP and generic white base; Accessories - MS flower punch, wiggley eye, black rhinestones, Rain Dots and dimensionals.

March 06, 2009

An Award from Holly

Holly sure did make me smile today!  She sent me this sweet award -- thanks so very much Holly.  Now I'm suppose to link 10 blogs that make me smile.  Here are mine, which include old and new favorites:

March 05, 2009

CPS105 Rustic Rooster

I really wanted to try this week's CPS105 sketch.   So glad I was finally able to find some time to give it a try.
I used two techniques on my SU! Rustic Rooster image.  First, I scored my paper in a grid pattern to create a faux tile look.  After stamping and sponging my image, I finished up with the cracked glass technique.
I really had a hard time getting the cracked glass to show up in the photo.  Hope you can see it....believe me it's there.  Sorry the photo isn't the best.  Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!  
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Rustic Rooster; Paper - SU! & Making Memories DSP,  SU! not quite navy, riding hood red, PTI white; Ink - Versafine crimson red, VersaMark, SU! old olive, not quite navy, basic gray, and sahara sand for sponging;  Accessories - CB embossing folder, clear EP, Utee, Scor-Pal, Sizzix frames, stamp combo die, Rain Dots, SU! corner punch, Dazzling Diamonds, and foam tape.