Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TTYS Over Coffee

I always have good intentions to do the challenges over at and never have the time. I finally made the time and the first challenge I completed was the sketch challenge from last Thursday. It was a fun sketch to use.  I used the Tech Talk stamp set with some Pure Luxury Kraft card stock and some Basic Grey DP.  I added some sponging for character and some little adhesive back nail heads.

I hope you all have a safe new year's eve. We are supposed to have a wintry mix here. I plan to stay home.  Probably do some stamping. :o)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Tech Talk Blog Hop

I have to say that this is my favorite set out of the whole release.  I am a total geek and I work in IT at a Credit Union, so this set is perfect for me. Melanie is my hero for designing this set. :o)

I made two projects for the Tech Talk blog hop. This first project is for the girls.  I had to have Carolyn's template after seeing the samples during the release party.  I made a cute little "leather" purse with Pure Luxury Tan Leather card stock.  I printed the template in two sizes.  I made the purse in the larger size and then used the smaller template to make a little pocket for the front.  I sewed the edges to make it look more real.  I stamped several smaller images from the Tech Talk set all over the purse.  I made a little sewn tag for the front of the purse with two of the phrases from the set.

My second project is a card that could be given to a boy or girl in your life.  I loved all the scenes that everyone created and decided to make one of my own.  I made a little window frame and used some DP from my Basic Grey Mellow stack.  I stamped the little doe from Life is Good on the DP to make it look like a doe in the forest.  The little clock on the wall is the face of one of the clocks from Nina's set, Special Fathers. 

Below is a picture of the inside of the card.

For more inspiration with Tech Talk tonight, check out these links:

Melanie Muenchinger {Illustrator}

Melissa Shultz {CSS Designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS Designer}
Tina Gilliland {Guest Designer}
Karen Knegten {Guest Designer}

The Tech Talk discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is a valuable resource filled with tips, sample projects, and tutorials. Melanie's tip sheet, free PDF template as well as the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

If you haven't already, stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or any other stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life is Good Blog Hop

Theresa designs the most amazing sets for stamping fun scenes and masculine cards.  I love this train from the set.  I stamped it on a piece of blue paper from a pad of Basic Grey with VersaMark ink.  Then I used silver embossing powder.  I tried to keep it simple so this could be a card for male. 
Note: To see a larger view you can click the picture.

For my next card I used my favorite stamp in the whole set.  The log cabin.  It reminds me of Little House on the Prairie.  I've been watching all of the episodes.  I am currently watching season 2.  I used liquid applique sprinkled with glitter for the snow.  I used some more paper from the same Basic Grey stack.  I used some fun felt ribbon in the center.  And the nail heads on the top two corners are from Gina's store.  Again, I tried to keep it on the masculine side. 
Note: To see a larger view you can click the picture.

For even more inspiration tonight with the Life is Good stamp set, check out these links:

Theresa Momber {Illustrator}
Jessica Fick
Nina Brackett
Melanie Muenchinger
Lee Murphy
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Colleen Schaan

Cheri Weston {CSS designer}
Melissa Shultz {CSS designer}
Peggy Wainman {CSS designer}

Geri Utterback {guest designer}
Brenda Turner {guest designer}
Linda Payne {guest designer}

The Life is Good discussion on the StampTV Idea Center is also a valuable resource for tips, samples, and tutorials. Theresa's tip sheet and the Card Kit is available in the discussion as well.

And, finally stop by GinaK's blog today to leave your comment on her blog for your chance to win today's featured stamp set or another stamp set valued at $23.95 of your choice!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The weather is getting colder.  At least it is where I live.  We actually have snow falling right now.  I love snow, except for today.  My boyfriend is supposed to take me shopping for shelves and help me put together my island for my stamp room.  I really want it done today.  I am hoping the weatherman is right and we won't get an accumulation on the roads.  I guess we'll see.

So to combat the colder weather, here is a cuppa' hot cocoa.  Yum!

I used the stamp set Warm and Wonderful from Gina K Designs.  I added lots of snowflakes with the paper and the embossing.  The red card stock is also from Gina K Designs.  It's Rocket Red.  I love this color combination.  Especially for winter cards.

Now I need to go have a cuppa hot coffee.  Maybe I'll add some chocolate. ;o)

Friday, December 04, 2009

Tech Tee Talk

I hope you all were able to join us at the Release Party.  It was a hoppin' good time.  Here is one of the cards I shared last night.  I had to make a card combining the NEW Gina K set, Tech Talk with Little Tees.  Both sets are illustrated by Melanie Muechinger.

The mug and sentiment are from the new set Tech Talk.  The T-Shirt is from Little Tees.  Melanie's sets are so much fun.  Gina has so many fabulous illustrators.  I just adore all of her stamps.  I also used pattern paper from DCWV and the base is Pure Luxury Soft Sand.

I will be back this weekend with some more samples to show you.  And Saturday (if the weather holds up), I will be getting a new island for my stamp room.  I've been wanting a higher desk to stamp at. And I found a super bargain at IKEA on Black Friday.  My mom bought it for me for Christmas and my boyfriend is going to put it together for me.  Isn't he sweet?