Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fairy ATC's

Here is a few of my Fairy ATC's that I made this morning! ATC's are probably one of my favorite things to make! They are so addicting and I really enjoy trading with other artist! ATC's are 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 in you have only a tiny space to work with. But it's so much fun...seeing what you can come up with! For more of my Fairy ATC's check out my gallery on SCS. Hope you like them!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Today was a play day!!!

Today was a nice day...I was able to sit down and play a bit! These are the 3 cards I made using my new goodies! Enjoy and hope you like them!

Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Wonderful Favorites
Cardstock: Carousel Notes from SU, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, & WW
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Punches & Ribbon

Stamps: Mindy's Zoo by Autumn Leaves
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, DP
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, CuddleBug

Stamps: Mindy's Zoo by Autumn Leaves, Itty Bitty Background
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cool Caribbean, & Lavender Lace
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: Ribbon, Punches, Cuddle Bug

Beate Weekend Challenge

Here's the sketch for Beate's Weekend Challenge (WSC36)! The picture of the card I made, didn't turn out very good! I used this really cool paper that I bought from Michaels and it just doesn't show the brightness of the colors. I added a little bit more to my card than what the sketch shows, but this was a fun and easy card to make! Hope you like it! Check out SCS gallery for all the submissions for this challenge or Beate Blog!

Stamps: Sentiment from Elzybells & Itty Bitty Background
Ink: Black & Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Whisper White & DP - Amanda Blu (from Michaels)
Accessories: Flower Sticker also by Amanda Blu, Brads & paper piercer

Friday, February 22, 2008

My First Magnolia

I was so excited when I got my mail today! I have seen these adorable Magnolia stamps on SCS and I just had to order me some! Well, tonight I got to play a little bit and I just LOVE how this card turned out! Hope you like it too???

Magnolia, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, & Love Matters
Ink: Stazon, Certainly Celery, & So Saffron for sponging
Cardstock: DP by Imaginisce, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, & WW
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, & Punches

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Excellet Blog Award

OMGosh...I am so excited and feel so honored! Rachelle Anne Miller recently tagged me with the Excellent Blog Award!!! Gosh, I'm new to blogging and I've only had my blog up for about a week now! How neat is that!!! Anyways, I didn't know much about the "Excellent Blog Award", so I did some researched and found more information about it!

Here are the rules:

By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want, even those that have received it already, but please award at least 10 people.

So I pass this award onto:

Rachelle Anne Miller ~ PLEASE visit her blog! She's such an amazing and talented artist!!!

Shabbychick Junk

My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence

Sassy & Sweet

Everyday is a Holiday

Freckled Fun

Hop Art Studio

Stampin' Project Junkie

Creative Solance

Belle Papier

To all the WONDERFUL ladies I awarded the "Excellent Blog Award"......Thank you VERY much for sharing ALL of your beautiful work! You all are so very talented!!!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lil' Sweet Chloe

This really sweet lady (Tracie) had contacted me, asking if I could make an ATC using a picture of her daughter Chloe. I was so excited to do this for her...since this was the 1st time anyone made a request, for me to do a special order. So I ended up making an ATC which 2 1/2 by 3 1/2, but I also made a larger size for her...a 4x6....which is the picture above. Chloe loves bunnies, pink and silver. So this is what I came up with. I think it turned out sooooooo cute! If you take a look at my SCS gallery , you will see that I LOVE fairies and that I have made lots of Fairy ATC's. Let me know what you think??? I hope she likes it!!!


Sunday, February 17, 2008

My Mom

I totally forgot to add some picture of some of the altered art I have done. Alone with making cards...I LOVE to altered things! This is a shadow box that I made awhile back. It is one of my favorite pieces, because the little girl is actually my mom when she was little. I just love how it turned's oh so Shabby....! Hope you like it too!


Here is another quick 3x3 card I made!

Rub ons: SU SAB Rub ons
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, and Regal Rose
Accessories: Ribbon, Flowers, and a brad

Happy Birthday

Stamps: Stem Sayings
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cool Caribbean , Regal Rose, Kraft
Accessories: Marvy Scallop Punches, Cuddlebug, White Gel Pen, Ribbon, & a Button Brad


Here I go again with my Flower Punches......I guess you can say I'm on a Flower kick!!! I have had this DP FOREVER...So I figure I would bust it out and use it!!!

Stamps: Stamp is from Michaels
Ink: Black and Old Olive for a little bit of sponging
Cardstock: Old Olive, Sky Blue, DP, & Whisper White
Accessories: Flower Punch & Brads

Thank You

I made this card for a challenge on SCS. We had to make a quick 3x3 card using limited layers, any quick tools (I used the paper piercer) and only one embellishments. I have only made a few 3x3 cards in the past and I just think they are so much fun to make! I need to start making more of them. Hope you like it!!!

Stamps: Flexible Phrases and Itty Bitty Background
Inks: River Rock and Black
Cardstock: DP, River Rock, and Real Red
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Flower Punch, Circle Punch and White Gel Pen

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thank Heaven For Special Friends Like You

Today is my girlfriends birthday and I totally forgot to make her a card! So here it is! I really like how it turned out! Hopefully she'll like it too!

Stamps: Sentiment stamp is from Michaels
Ink: Ruby Red, Sponge with Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, DP by K&C Company
Accessories: Flower punch, Corner Punch, Brads, & Ribbon

Flower Filled

Thanks for looking! ~Rubber Hugs~

Stamps: Flower Filled, Itty Bitty Background
Inks: Versa Mark, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: DP from SU, So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Button Brads, Ribbon, and Paper Piercing

Lil' Mermaid

When I saw this adorable lil' mermaid stamp...I knew I just had to get it! It sat on my desk FOREVER before I actually inked it up! But I just LOVE how it turned out! It's actually 2 different stamps...the lil' mermaid and the seed weed is another stamp. I did the masking technique on this card. I'm not sure if you can tell in the picture, but I added some glitter to her fins. I colored using Primascolored Pencils and Gamsol Magic to do the shading!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and Sincere Salutations
Ink: Stazon
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Flower Punch (SU), button brad, and the Cuddlebug.


My parents are down in Florida for the winter time (miss them so much) and since we have been getting TONS of snow...I wanted to send my mom this card! She keeps rubbing it in how warm it is down's so not fair!!! We have been getting hit hard this winter, with the snow and the freezing temps...and it's not over yet! Come on SPRING...we are ready for ya!

This was actually my first time every using the color Taken With Teal. I'm not sure why I never tried to use this color, but I actually really like it! I have so much fun coloring in these adorable Elzybells...they are just so darn cute! This was a quick and easy card to make, but I'm happy with how it turned out! Hope you like it as well!

Stamps: Elzybelle
Ink: Stazon
Cardstock: Whisper White, Taken With Teal, and So Saffron
Accessories: Flower Punch from SU, Scallop Punches by Marvy, Ribbon, paper piercing, White Gel Pen, Gamsol Magic and pencils!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gotta LOVE Elyzbells

This was the first time I inked up my Elzybells and I just adore them! I did this card for a color challenge on SCS and I think it turned out really cute! The colors that were used were Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Regal Rose. I also used the "new" cuddlebug folder for this card!
Thanks for looking & hope you like it!

My Story

This is my very first blog and I feel like I'm soooooo behind in the blogging world! I'm super excited and looking forward to meeting a bunch of wonderful ladies!!!

My name is Carrie and I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I am a stay at home mom and I have 2 amazing children. I have a beautiful daughter, Myranda who just reached the teenage years. She is a amazing young girl, who makes me so proud!!! My adorable little guy, Noah just turned 6 and he's the sweetest little thing on earth!!! I have been happily married to a wonderful man who is the most inspiring person I have ever met!!! Why, you ask? Well, Ryan was born with a disability called "Quadrimembra Limb Deficiency". He was born with arms that only go to the elbows, he has no hands nor fingers, his legs are also much shorter than normal, and his feet are not like ours, he only has three toes. Ryan has never been able to walk and has been in a wheelchair is entire life. What makes him so amazing, is that he has NEVER let his disability...come in the way of life's everyday challenges! You would be surprise at all the things he can do! There's nothing in this world that stops him! He will figure out a way to do anything! You can read more about Ryan at his website...

I'm really excited to share my creations with you all! Feel free to drop in and say "Hi" anytime. Tomorrow, I'll be sure to start adding some of my work! Hope you all enjoy it!