June 30, 2009

Yep, the fat man in the red suit is coming...

Ready for some fun? Shirley's 2 Girls will be giving you something 'COOL' to help the July heat... Be sure to check back on Thursday, July 2, for the kickoff!

June 29, 2009

Colonial Spring in Kraft

Just playing around with my Colonial Spring stamp from Obsession Impressions. This time I stamped my image on SU! kraft in Versafine crimson red. The image was colored with SU! pastels and highlighted with Copic markers. For some reason the photograph on this blog post looks washed out compared to what the actual photograph looks like in my iPhoto gallery. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
Have a super week!
Supplies: Stamp - Colonial Spring by Obsession Impressions; Paper - SU! Kraft, generic base; Ink - Versafine crimson red; Accessories - clear EP, SU! pastels, Copic markers, Flower Soft, Deckle scissors.

June 25, 2009

Twisted Thursday -- S2GSC16

Just a heads up to let you know that the Twisted Thursday challenges have been moved to Shirley's 2 Girls' Paper Crafting Contest Blog. So when you post your card, instead of going to Karolyn's blog, be sure to post a direct link to your card on the S2G Paper Crafting Contest Blog. You can read all the details regarding this week's TT challenge on the S2G contest blog.
To get your mojo working, Joy has created a great new sketch for you to try this week! This twist this week is to add something sparkly or some bling. Now get busy stamping, cause I can't wait to see what you create!

June 24, 2009

A Quick Birthday......

Last week I got together with a friend and helped her put together some cards for her stash. For some reason, my husband took a fancy to this card and took a photo of it w/o my even knowing it. He thought I should post it on my blog..... I had to chuckle to myself because if a card is blue he usually loves it..... so this post is for you, sweetheart!
Now about the card...... My friend, Diane, who is a beginner cardmaker, really likes to use card kits. I made this card for her stash using one of her Anna Griffin kits. Talk about quick and easy! The best part of the afternoon was the time I spent with Diane. it was such a fun day!
Supplies: Everything except the deckle scissors, foam tape and adhesive were included in the Anna Griffin card kit.

June 22, 2009

CPS121 - Gracie on the 4th

This card was inspired by this week's CPS sketch 121. Although I tweaked the sample sketch by changing its shape to a standard size as well as turning the sketch on its side, I think it pretty much follows the layout. My image is another new digi image from S2G called Gracie on the 4th. Just for fun, I wanted to see how she would look in colors rather than the traditional red, white and blue. I think I pulled it off, but would love to hear what you think.....
Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamp - (DG19) Gracie on the 4th by Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - all papers including DP by SU! except for the PTI white (which I love for coloring); Accessories - Copic markers, SU! scallop circle & EK Success circle punches, Cuttlebug swiss dots EF, SU! ribbon, crystal star stickers, and a star embellishment from my stash (maker unknown)

June 20, 2009

OCCC - Stars

Today's OCC Challenge is to use stars on your card/project. I was thrilled when I saw this challenge because I was really itching to play with one of the new 4th of July images and matching DP recently released by Shirley's 2 Girls.
Although I couldn't capture all the sparkle in my photo, my image was enhanced with a silver Spica pen, silver glitter and lots of Dazzling Diamonds. Red rhinestones and small crystal stars were also added. The image was colored with Copic markers and paper pieced with silver cardstock. My image is called Independence Cake (DG122). You can find all the new 4th of July digi images and matching DP here.
Hope you like what I came up with for today's OCC Challenge. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies - Digi Image - Independence Cake (DG122) by Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - PTI white, SU! Brilliant Blue, Riding Hood Red , Recollections silver, and Shirley's 2 Girls Bang Digi DP; Accessories - Copic Markers, SU! Dazzling Diamonds, silver glitter, Mikes red rhinestones and crystal stars, MS white twill; Spica pen-silver, and dimensionals.

June 18, 2009

TWisted Thursday!

It's time for another Twisted Thursday sketch challenge. Although I don't have a sample for you this week, please check out Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge Blog for all the deets !
Enjoy the weekend!

June 15, 2009

At the Beach

Morning Everyone!  By the time you read this, we are hopefully on the road and headed for the beach for a few days.  I should be back to posting by next weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by....... have a wonderful week!  
Card Deets:
Sketch:  Taylor Expressions (TECC25), PTI sentiment
Stamps:  Trio of Umbrellas -- Great Impressions
Paper:  PTI white and DP, SU! basic black, and fine sandpaper
Accessories:  Various circle punches, pearls and black rain dots, dimensionals and alcohol makers

June 11, 2009

Twisted Thursday -- S2GSC14

Since Father's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd share an image from a Shirley's 2 Girls set called I Woof You (SG612).
This week's Twisted Thursday sketch (S2GSC14) with a color twist -- to use purple somewhere on your card..... filled the bill for my Father's Day card. Thanks Joy for another great sketch this week! For more deets regarding this week's challenge go to Karolyn's blog.
For my TT sample, I turned the sketch and added my sentiment to the right of the image. For the purple twist, I incorporated a few different shades of purple..... the Cuttlebug embossed panel, paper-pieced 'DAD", as well as the purple glitter added to the dog's collar and #1.
Sure hope you have time to play along with us this week! As always, the random winner of this week's sketch gets to choose a stamp from the S2G product line! Please post your card to your blog/online gallery and use keywords, S2GSC14 and shirleys2girls. Then go to Karolyn's blog and post a direct link to your card using Mr. Linky. Can't wait to see your creations!
For more inspiration using this sketch, check out the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team:
Supplies: Stamps - S2G I Woof You; Paper - SU! more mustard, elegant eggplant, PTI white, Recollections silver; Accessories - Copic markers, MS glitter, SU dazzling diamonds, silver rhinestones, Cuttlebug EF, and dimensionals.

June 08, 2009

Oldie but Goodie

This card is an oldie but goodie..... Made ages ago, but never posted to my blog.  It uses a variation of the Emboss Resist Technique.
After coloring my tree with SU! markers, I applied a VersaMark embossing pen to some of the areas of my tree; then I embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next, the crown of the tree was sponged with 2 shades of green ink.  A quick wipe with a tissue removed any unwanted ink from the areas that were embossed.  I really like this technique.  It's easy, quick and lots of fun to do!  
Thanks so much for visiting today.  Be sure to stop back for Twisted Thursday!
Supplies:  Stamps - PTI Father Knows Best and Garden of Life; Paper - SU! sage shadow,whisper white, PTI - DP, generic white base; Ink - Versafine onyx black, VersaMark embossing pen, Adirondack bottle & SU! sage shadow for sponging, SU makers for coloring; Accessories - PTI ribbon, clear EP, buttons, deckle scissors, Cuttlebug embosing folder, Creative Memories cutter.

June 05, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Wanna win a Big Shot?  No, I'm not kidding!  For the deets, check out Melissa's Blog, Creating from the Heart!

CPS118 Woof Woof

Morning everyone!  It's another rainy day here in Maryland. Fortunately, the weather is suppose to clear for the weekend. 
Couldn't resist playing again today with my new images from Shirley's 2 Girls.  This week's sketch (CPS118) from Card Positioning Systems was the perfect layout to showcase my new Woof Woof (SG610) set.  What a fun sketch to work with! 
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Sure hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods..... Rain or shine, enjoy your weekend!!
Supplies:  Stamps - Woof Woof (SG610) by Shirley's 2 Girls; Paper - PTI white and dotted DP, SU! more mustard, Recollections blue, and generic white card base; Accessories - SU! Dazzling Diamonds, Copic and Prismacolor markers, SU! ribbon, Nestabilities scallop circle dies, and a Stampendous tiny metallic dot.

June 04, 2009

S2GSC13 Twisted Thursday

Good Morning!  I have a new Twisted Thursday sketch and card to share with you today.  The twist to this week's sketch (S2GSC13) is -- add paper piecing to your card.  
My dog's name is Ace, and he is one of the new dog sets just released by Shirley's 2 Girls.  This set is called Grad Dog (SG615) and can be found here.  My image was stamped on PTI white and colored with Copics.  I then cut around the image's border before mounting it on SU! Baja Breeze.  For this week's twist, I paper pieced Ace's cap, collar and stars.  The DP and ribbon are also SU! products.  I finished off my card with a Cuttlebug die sentiment and added a brad to Ace's mortarboard.
We would love for you play along with us!  Just post your card to your blog/online gallery.  Be sure to use keywords S2GSC13 and shirleys2girls.  Then go to Karolyn's blog and use Mr. Linky to post a direct link to your card.  Deadline for submission is Sunday, June 7, at midnight (PDT).  The winner of today's Twisted Thursday challenge will get to choose a stamp from the Shirley's 2 Girls product line!  Sure hope you win!!
For more inspiration, check our the awesome creations of the rest of the S2G Design Team:
Have a wonderful day! 
UPDATE!!!  I just found out that Deidre and Kristine, the owners of Shirley's 2 Girls, are offering a Bonus Opportunity if you play this week's Twisted Thursday Challenge!  Here are the Deets:
BONUS OPPORTUNITY TO WIN: If you play this week's Twisted Thursday challenge, AND you bring a NEW friend to play along, AND you both leave Kristine and Deidre some love on the Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge Blog, then you are eligible to win another FREE stamp!