Monday, October 31, 2011

SCRSC's White on White

Good morning, everyone!

It's Tuesday, and it's time for another Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge! SCRSC # 67 is a White on White Challenge.

My interpretation of that challenge is an image that is not colorful on a card that is purely white. I came up with this:


I colored up Karber Fairy in black and white. I think an all white card would be even more dramatic when the image is mono or dual-toned.

I'm entering this for Some Odd Girl's B&W Colored Image Challenge. And although expired, I followed Card Patterns Sketch 138

Doesn't Karber Fairy look phenomenal in just mode? Because this card is monochromatic in color, I had to create interest with textures. The CS is from Bazzill and Neenah. The butterflies and punch are from Martha Stewart. The curved flap DP is from Love Elsie. The ribbon with clear sentiment and crochet flowers were from a blog candy that I won from Stephanie - I think they were from Gauche Alchemy.

Please stop by the other DTs' blogs for more examples and inspiration. This month, we are switching to bi-monthly challenges - half of the DT members will show you their creations the first week, and the second half will show theirs the next. That also means that you have almost two weeks to play!

For the month of November, let's welcome our Guest DT: the oh-so-talented Jen Shults!

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Store
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog
Alice Wertz
Corinne Mercado <-- You are Here!
Kadie Ensley
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd
Jen Shults (November Guest Designer)

Remember that you must use a Sparkle Creations image to qualify! Please see the blog for more details!

And the November Featured Character is Rin (I just love her name, LOL!). All Rin stamps will be 15% off for a portion of the month. More details to come!

Sparkle will also be having a Black Friday sale (banner and more details coming)!!


Happy Halloween!

It's officially HALLOWEEN!!!!

Since I've already shown you pics of my kiddies and my Halloween creations, thought I'd show you a pic of my sister's Halloween costume. Isn't it soo creative??

She's a deer that's mounted on the wall!!! Hilarious!!! But also kinda sad! And the best thing is she made it! From the antlers down to doing her own make-up! My sissy is a genius, I tell ya!

'Stinky' is one of her nicknames. :) And her expression? Why, a deer caught in the headlights of course!! Buwahahahahaha!!!

And since it's Halloween, I wanted to share with you an old creation of mine - it was done about four or five years ago. We had a costume party for my DH's birthday and I made a mini-album. Visit it here!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Flashback - tribute to my hubby


Hi everyone!

Just wanted to pop in and say Happy Birthday to my DH! Here's a LO from around 2006-2007.

We are on a mini fam getaway to celebrate this and one last hurrah before I go back to work.

Of course, what it says up there isn't entirely true. I know my way around a computer now! :). In fact, I'm typing up the rest of this post on my phone. Sorry, no links though!


PS. Love me some BamPop and the tag is from Creative Imagination Project (I think that's what it's called- sadly, they went out of business!). I believe the supplies are from a scrapbooking kit from Story of My Life.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

PWCO October Releases Blog Hop

Good Saturday morning, everyone!! And welcome to PWCO's October Release Blog Hop!!

If you came from the PWCO blog, then you're at the right spot! You are here on the letter R post!! :)

Because Peggy hasn't had a release in so long, she decided to have a massive stamp release. So I don't just have one project to show you. Not two... not three...but FOUR!!

The first two cards are of Rocky the Raccoon and Foxy the Fox of the Forest Critters & Sentiments sets.


Remember Rocky the Raccoon from my sneak peek?? :) Isn't he just the cutest? I loved coloring him and I think that sentiment is just adorable! I also used the PWCO Sketch # 101! This card is also the only one that does not have a scene. (Y'all know how much I love to do scenic cards!).


This creation features the sneaky Foxy! This would qualify as my CAS card as it was pretty fast and simple to make. I just used kraft paper and added stickers from Making Memories. I loved coloring her as well and showing the texture of her fur.

And what was very cool was Peggy had asked us for sentiment ideas on these stamps. I remember helping with this one and the last one below! AWESOME!

The next two cards now show the Barnyard Buddies and sentiments. They remind me of when we used to visit my grandparents' farm in the Philippines. I remember picking fresh eggs from the barn, and helping milk the animals :).


Here's Harry the Horse eating some breakfast before working hard in the farm. I really liked the sentiment on the sticker so that is what I included. Pardon that the scaling of the rooster is way's huge!


And lastly, here's Patti the Pig entertaining Mr. & Mrs. Duck in his pen. The ducks don't seem to mind the mud, in fact, two of the other birdies wanna join in on the fun!

Hope you guys are enjoying the blog hop fun too!!! And because the blog hop is SOOO BIG, there'll be big prizes as well!

One random commenter from all the blogs will be picked to win the Forest Critters and sentiments. And another commenter will be picked to win the Barnyard Buddies and sentiments. Plus, collect all the letters from each of the blogs for the discount code for 10% off your entire order (including sale items!!!!) - this will be valid until November 5th, 11:59 PM MST.

Remember that my letter is R :).

In case you lose your way, here's the blog hop order:

PWCO Blog (kick off)
Corinne <-- You are here!
PWCO Blog (Wheelin’ & Dealin’)

Rocky the Raccoon's supplies:
CS- Bazzill. Neenah.
DP- Basic Grey (forest, border around pic/sentiment). Scenic Route (leaves).
Stickers- American Crafts.
Ribbon- Martha Stewart.
Misc.- Button. Copics.

Foxy the Fox's supplies:
CS- Bazzill. Neenah. Kraft.
Stickers- Making Memories.
Misc.- DP behind sentiment. Copics. Memento Ink.

Harry the Horse's supplies:
CS- Bazzill. Neenah.
DP- Jillibean Soup (corn stalks).
Stickers- (tractor, sheep, sentiment). Jolee's Boutique (barn, hay).
Twine, Punch- Martha Stewart.
Misc.- Copics. Memento Ink.

Patti the Pig's supplies:
CS- Bazzill. Neenah.
DP- DSWV (sky, grass). Love Elsie from KI Memories (mud).
Transparency- Hambly.
Stickers- October Afternoon.
Misc.- Copics. Memento Ink. Colorbok ink.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Reflections and Puddles.


Hello, hello, hello!

It's Friday and it's Recipe Challenge time at PaperWorks Company. This week, it's "Rain drops keep falling on my head" -- have puddles/ rain and something reflective.

Man, this stumped me for a while. The easiest solution would've been to use this stamp but I like to torture, errr, challenge myself sometimes. Because I'm such a glutton for punishment, I didn't want to use a stamp I've already used a lot.

I colored up Abigail C - Spring Blooms and altered her a little. I added water drops from the watering can and colored in a small puddle underneath the plants. There's that 'puddle/ rain' part of the challenge.

For the 'reflection,' I thought about paper piercing the watering can to make it look metal and reflective. I stickled it instead because I found these mirror embellishments from a company called Home Deco. It kinda looks like a flower, a water splatter, and a star combined.

The other part that was hard for me was finding a sentiment/ quote that was appropriate for the card. I don't have a lot of sentiment stamps so I like to hand-write sometimes. I found this quote and thought it was quite fitting.

"I'm an instant star.
Just add water and stir."
-- by David Bowie.

I apologize - I've lost my supply list for this card and the many more I've made for tomorrow's post :(. I hope to locate it soon and add it here! Make sure you come back tomorrow for the PWCO October Release Blog Hop!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Chocolate Wrappers.


Ok, I'm cheating again.

And i'm not talking about my diet (what diet?).

Or, God forbid, my husband... (OMG, LOL!)

I'm talking about yet another blog post on a previous creation. Actually, these were originally cards that were tweaked a little to become chocolate bar holders. I didn't have time to make new ones for the rest of the preschool staff, so I just made do with the cards from last year. I changed a bit of their skin and hair coloring to match the ladies' looks.

Here are links for the original cards -- the Twisted Sisters are in order from left to right:

Twisted Sister Larkspur

Twisted Sister Azalea

Twisted Sister Calladium

I've got newer cards to show you later. Just trying to catch up and get ahead of my DT assignments. Before you know it, I'll be back to my full time job. *sighs*

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

You Gotta Have Hope.



Hi all! Yet another post from me today. Didn't want to miss a couple of deadlines for these challenges I made cards for.

This card is both for Flutter By Wednesday # 176 (open) and Deconstructed Sketch # 24.

I used my new stamp Hope from SCACD. Isn't she precious? I made this card for a lovely co-worker's birthday. I wanted to leave her hair white with just touches of color as shown by one of Amy's vids at Color Me Copic. But I just couldn't help myself and kinda went overboard :). I still like the result though, lol!

I used my stash again - Scenic Route for the main paper, Kodomo Inc for the colorful strips. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, and the butterflies are misc items.

Talk to you soon,

Monday, October 24, 2011

SCRSC # 66

Hi everyone, and welcome to SCRSC # 66. Our challenge for this week is no coloring!


I did some paper piercing and just stamping with my regular black ink. I also wanted to mix up vintage and cutesy again :). I used Karber's Reading Millie and for the papers, I used Graphic 45. That strip of the plain alpha paper is actually from a real school book. And the memo tag is from Creative Imaginations Project (too bad they went out of business). The twine is from Martha Stewart and the brads are from Making Memories.

Hope you all get to play along! I had to think really hard about what I'd do for this - it's refreshing to challenge yourself once in a while! LOL!

Remember, you have to use a Sparkle Creations image on your project! Please see the blog for more information.

For more inspiration, pls hop on over to each of the DT's blogs!

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Store
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta (October Guest DT)
Corinne Mercado <--You are here!
Kadie Ensley
Kim Yu
Margie Cortina
Mary Johnson
Shaela Odd
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Innocence of Childhood

*sings (again) It's just another Manic Monday, oh-wo-oh. I wish it was Sunday. Cuz that's my fun day!****

Any of you watch The Sing-Off? I've been on an 80's kick ever since they did the guilty pleasures episodes last week. I've been seeing "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and that Flashdance song all weekend! My sons and hubby are sick of 'em, he he!

Well, am sad to say that I didn't get any crafting done this weekend (boo). It's such a therapeutic thing for me to do. I really enjoy my ME time, like most of you could relate. It's my escape from the daily grind of life. I really needed it this weekend because there were lots of drama (uggh). But I won't get into that need for extra negativity.

I did, however, get lots of cleaning and purging done in my craft room. For those of you who didn't know, we moved into this house over a year ago but I'm only getting to my craft room this month. I'm actually very excited because we got new furniture for it. I've been scrapping/ crafting for over a decade and it's my first time having a room dedicated to my hobby. I've always managed to just live out of those giant tupperware bins & craft wherever it's convenient, be it our coffee table or the couch.

Anyway, I found lots of stuff to throw away, get excited about, and donate. I'll be donating a lot to the play room at work -- I work at a hospital and there's a room specifically for kids to play and make art projects in. I also put aside a lot of stuff for a future blog candy -- things I never used, got duplicates of, or "vintage" goodies (a.k.a. "older" stuff)that are just delicately used. Stay tuned!

I also got to take pics of lay-outs for my Sunday FlashBack projects. I'm cheating here and posting about one now even though it's Monday. I just love these pages and couldn't wait to share them again.


The little girl is one of my dearest friend M's daughter. I've watched her grow up, and she is such a darling little girl, beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. So talented and smart and funny like her mama. We had taken a trip to Lake Tahoe and got to stay at our friend's cabin.

What I love about this lay-out is how simple it is (compared to my usual style). I made use of negative space. I adore the pic of I's playing in the sand and water, such a tender moment of innocence and fun. I took these pics with a film camera (gasp! it had been four years ago!) and ordered the sepia tone for both a dramatic and subdued effect, does that make sense? LOL.


I got the supplies from a kit, although I don't remember which one. The papers are from Sassafras and I just really liked how I included a puka-shell necklace. The sequined border is awesome and the title was inspired from the movie that came out that year.


Here's another l.o. of I, this time very different although the papers are from the same line and brand. The touches of red in the B & W pics were cool, I thought. I really do miss taking pictures with film. Alice's blog really inspires me to do it again.

This page is a bit busier but still has the same effect, I thought. I am sure rocking that white pen, haha!

This post has gotten longer than I intended. Thanks for reading this far. One more thing I wanted to add... I have posted about these lay-outs before, but just didn't get to highlight them. They were shown with multiple cards and other pages -- thought I'd share again with a bit of explanation :).

If you are curious, here are the old posts (click for the first one and the second one).

See you back here tonight for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge.


Sunday Flashbacks!


Happy Sunday!

Welcome to Sunday Flashbacks! I changed it from Throwback Sundays since that term is already familiar at TGF.

Anyway, here, we get to share old projects from the past that were never showcased before. Either because it was before we started blogging or it just never had the chance to be in the spotlight. Hope you join me on Sundays!

What I love about this lay-out were the bright, strong colors, soft shadows, and feminine accessories. The same pic repeated four times made it look artsy, I thought. Plus, with the fabric and lines, well this l.o. is one of my faves of all times.

When I was in High School, I was one of the yearbook editors and our theme then was oxymoron - the book title was "Organized Chaos." Each section also had oxymorons.

"Timid, Yet Bold" isn't actually an oxymoron, it's not two opposing words that form a phrase when put together. But you get the jist? I feel like that's my personality (in '06 when I made this l.o., and now). I'm shy at first but once you get to know me, I can be quite loud and assertive :).

What could be bad about these Sunday Flashback projects is the fact that I never wrote down what supplies I used. So I'm sorry that I'm not able to list them down. I could tell you though that I upcycled two of the embellies here. One was a friendship bracelet (horizontal, near bottom) that my good friend PM gave me. And the other is that bracelet that spelled out my name -- one of my BFFs, M, had given it to me for my birthday.

Ok, now it's your turn! Hope you join in & link your older creations every Sunday. And everyone here, pls visit each other's blogs / projects. I'm working on a blog button soon!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

PWCO Sneak Peek & Halloween Attire.

Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a STELLAR Saturday morning!

I have no crafty post for today but I do have a sneak peek at the October Stamp Releases over at PaperWorks Co..

Since PWCO hasn't had a stamp release in some time, there will TWO collections coming at the end of October.

For the next week, each DT member will be showcasing a sneak peek of our creations. It's my turn today, and here it is:

If you want to follow along the sneaks, head over to the PWCO blog post to get the DT order and links.

On October 29th, the stamps will be released and we will have a special blog hop! Hope you join us! The new images are so very cute! My little tater tot loves them! :)


And speaking of cute and tater tots. Here's a pic of MK and Oli with their friend, A, at a professional studio. They are Yoda, E-wok, and Princess Leia from Star Wars.

I really like dressing little kids up in themed costumes -- it's so much fun in pictures! Getting those photos taken though was a different matter. It was hard getting them all to face the same way. And smile at the same time?? Fuh-get-a-bout it!!

The little one was hot in his costume and therefore, cranky. We were fanning him and this was the end result: he fell ASLEEP!!!! And looks like the real Yoda! Too funny, he is! LOL!

I'll have more Halloween fun to show you later. My sister got on my case because I got them second costumes. I know, I know...for the past two years, MK always had two costumes already. But Oli's is too big and too hot and MK was actually scared of his and it was too big. In fact, I could'nt get him to put the head back on. The costumes were fairly cheap though so I don't feel so bad. And the other sets are also the same theme! ;) Still, I need to put some kind of costume swap with my friends for the next coming years. Oh, and I wish I could sew! That would totally bring on lots of uniqueness and creativity!


P.S. I'll also be dressing up. And I have two costumes (actually a wig and a head piece) too. I'll be coming to two different themed events and am very excited! And you know what's nice about being the only female in the household?? I get to be Princess Leia and I don't have to fight with anybody, LOL!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Recipe Challenge # 21

Hello everyone!

It's Friday so that means it's Recipe Challenge # 21 over at PaperWorks Company!

Today's recipe is an inspiration photo.

I went with the following themes that I got from the pic:

1. colors.
2. flowers.
3. girly.
4. retro/ vintage.

And here's my card:


I did some altering with my stamped images. Girl # 1 was Abby Easter from PWCO's A Day In The Life of Abigail C.

I simply wiped away the ink from the bunny and eggs in the basket with a baby wipe before stamping (a trick I learned from Amy). So, instead I created a new scene where she's pushing the girl on the swing! Girl # 2 was Spring Swing and was not altered. I drew in flowers with my Copic multiliner in the basket.

I stuck pretty much with different shades of the two main colors. And then added the black as the accent color, which is the same on the pillow. The orange made it look Autumn-ish so I kept the grass that color :).

And did you notice that I had gone over the line at the second Abby's bandanna? Usually, I run over any smidgen of ink with my Colorless blender. But this time, I think it didn't work because I used to much, and it kept smearing the ink inside the black line. I kept on putting it on, waiting, then trying it again so much that I almost poked through the paper!! Goshdarnnit!

Stamps- PWCO's A Day in the Life of Abigail C (
Spring Swing + altered Abby Easter).
CS- American Crafts. Neenah.
DP- Crate Paper (polka dot & strip at bottom). Echo Park's Happy Days (Flowers). Fiskar's Heidi Grace Designs (border around image).
Sentiment- Paper Smooches.
Punch- Martha Stewart.
Other- Copics. Memento ink (stamped images). Colorbok (sentiment).

Hope you all have a great weekend! TGIF! I am hoping to finish most of the craftroom organization!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's a bird, it's a plane...


Hello, hello! Can't believe it's Thursday already! This week went by super fast!

So fast that I forgot to post this earlier to make it in time for The Deconstructed Sketch # 23. I was three hours late :(.

I really liked how this Edwin Wants a Hug image from Magnolia turned out.

I was excited to make a card with him. But am not really happy with the finished card. Maybe it was because there were too many straight lines mixed along with the curved ones. Or it could be because of the sentiment not panning out right.

Anyway, I used more of my stash. It feels great to use up old stuff :).


CS- Bazzill. Neenah.
DP- Basic Grey (blue graphic). Bam Pop (horizontal stripes). DCWV (brown checks).
Stickers- Cosmo Cricket's Joy Ride.
Sentiment- individual letter stamps from Studio G.
Inks- Memento. Copics.

Have a stellar day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011



Hi everyone!

Hope you're all doing well this Wednesday morning!

One of the perks about cleaning out the craft room is finding old supplies. I found some "vintage" goodies, y'all! Basic Grey's Perhaps from 2007. It is retired so I will be using it till the last scrap! :)

Lovin' the beautiful lines and romantic vibe! Paired them with Miss Anya Bags from TGF.

I just adore the rosy shades of her dress and purse. They remind me of my favorite color in the fourth grade (my most treasured stuffed bear was the color of the darker part). And also of my favorite lipstick color in high school (the lighter shade). Funny how specific colors trigger memories! :)

I also used dear Margie's awesome sketch from the first ever Monday Funday Challenge over at Farm Fresh.

Everything here is Basic Grey Perhaps except for the CS (Neenah, Bazzill), pearls (Queen & Co.), and ribbon.


Monday, October 17, 2011

SCRSC 65 and Card Patterns Sketch 137

Hello, hello! And welcome to another Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge.

It's SCRSC 65 and it's a photo inspiration:

The first thing that came to mind were the colors. They're sort of monotonous, except for the dark gold/brown/amber. And I decided not to go for the Fall theme as my cards lately have been depicting a lot of Autumn goodness already.

It was a bit of a challenge to do similar colors but have the papers stand out at the same time. So I made a lot of borders. I used Cocktail Emily because of the glass element. The lemon signifies the food entity in the pic, and the sentiment (night) reflects the candlelight.


Doesn't Emily look like she's ready to have some fun? The paper behind her was misted and the hidden design made it look like a dance floor, don't ya think? (more info on technique on this post). And the handwriting on the papers? Well, it's poetic and romantic because you never know who you're gonna meet when you're out with the girls, am I right?? :)

Just remind me to please never mix silver and brown again on a dress....eeeeeks!! LOL!

SCRS is also the current sponsor at Card Patterns, and I wanted to participate. It's my first time, but it won't be my last. They have really great sketches!

Hope y'all get to play along! For more details, pls head over to the SCRS Blog. And for more inspiration, visit the other DT blogs:

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Store
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog
Alice Wertz
Amy Tsuruta (October Guest DT)
Corinne Mercado <--- You are here! Kadie Ensley
Kim Yu
Margie Cortina
Mary Johnson
Piali Biswas
Shaela Odd
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft

Cocktail Emily from SCRS.
CS- Bazzill. Neenah.
DP- Hambly (top and bottom border). Prima.
Flower Sticker- Pebbles Inc.
Tag Sticker- October Afternoon.
Pearls- Queen & Co.
Sentiment- cut-out from Maya Road tag.
Ribbon - misc.
Inks- Copics Sketch. Mr. Huey's mist (on DP). Colorbok (edges).


Blonde Twisted Sister


Hi everyone!

Hope you're not yet tired of seeing my Twisted Sisters projects. :)

When I color my images, I try to make them look like the recipient. Do you do the same? Here's one of MK's main preschool teachers.

Here's a different take on TS Oleander, this time with blonde hair.

All of the supplies except for the CS, twine, and pearls are from Reminisce. Sorry to cut so short. Got a busy day today! But I'll see you tonight - 9 pm PST for another post!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

ThrowBack Projects.

The craft room organization is coming along. I'm hoping that in three weeks time, I'll be done.

I discovered something good though. If you're like me and you've been crafting longer than you've been blogging, you probably have lots of projects that haven't been posted in your blog. I used to belong to Scrap In Style TV (SIS TV), anyone remember that? It was where I would post my scrapbook lay-outs and get feedback or enter challenges. I was really saddened when it went away.

So if a lay-out is cute and the style is still relevant or there's something in that project that is show-worthy or meaningful, I'll blog about it. I hope that you'll join in too.

I think I will pick one day a week (not sure yet if it'll be on Sundays) and post a throw-back lay-out or project here. i'll make up a blog button and maybe even do a Mr. Linky if there's enough traffic. For now, please make a comment telling me you've got a throwback post too and I'll be sure to visit!

So for my first throw-back l.o., here's a page featuring my sister, cousins and nieces/ nephew.


What I like about this page are the paisleys. I also liked the negative space here. And I am in love with those crochet flowers and plastic leaves. Those used to be from a necklace I bought from It's Your Life on Etsy. A few months after purchase, I grew out of its style so I upcycled it and used them as embellies.

This l.o. was from 2006. Five years ago, I still like to cut out elements from designer paper to create a 'different look.' But I must admit, when I make cards, I tend to always cover the background and not create negative spaces. I need to do that more often. It forms a striking result.

Now what I can't do about these old lay-outs is give you a supply list. Sorry, but I hardly ever kept track of what brands I used back then.

Anyway, I hope you join me in this weekly project. It's fun digging through old stuff :). I'm actually learning about my styles throughout the year and getting even more inspired!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Twisted Sister Jessamine Returns!


Good Saturday morning, everybody!

I hope you all have something nice and exciting planned for the weekend! If not, hope it involves some relaxation.

I've got another chocolate wrapper to show you of the Twisted Sisters from Amy's Sweet November line.

This time, it's Twisted Sister Jessamine. She reminds me of how some ladies would use Halloween as an excuse to dress up a bit sexier, LOL! He he he! Not me, of course, I have that natural sultriness already, Buwahahahahahah!!!!

But, yes, Jessamine is the 'hottest' one of the group. I paired her up with some Reminisce paper, Queen & Company pearls, and those buttons and button die-cut are from my stash. The twine is from Martha Stewart and the CS is from Bazzill.

Tata for now! I'm off to a fancy crab place tonight for one of my great friend's birthday dinner. See ya tomorrow!

Friday, October 14, 2011

You Float My Boat!


Good Friday morning, everybody! I can't believe it's the middle of October! This month is just flying by!

This month, I am scheduled for the Recipe Challenges over at PaperWorks Company. It happens every Friday, and I'm really enjoying them. They make me really think about what I'm making. And I try to mix it up sometimes and not take the recipe so literally.

Anyway, it totally worked out. Because the recipe for today calls for "You Float My Boat." Basically anything that floats image, and include brads/eyelets and ribbons. Now, I don't have any PWCO stamps that float (this one is on my wish list though).

So I had to be really creative about this one. I had to go with the meaning behind the saying. "You float my boat" means "You turn me on." Tsk, tsk, a little risque over here but hey, we are all adults right?

So I went with romance. And this cutie, sweet, romantic bunny that's a Rachelle A Miller exclusive. I colored him with Copics, and I wanted some of that fur texture to show so I didn't blend in all the way. The rest is pretty simple. I added the ribbon and the brads on the left side.

Hope you all get to play along! Remember you don't have to use PWCO stamps! But we'd love to see them if you have them. And if you enter at least two of the challenges per month, you have a chance of winning two stamp singles!

Now, please hop (LOL) to my good and lovely friend, Tanya's blog to see her take on the challenge. Visit the PWCO blog for more info!

CS: Bazzill. Neenah.
Stamp: Some Bunny Loves You (PWCO/ RAM)
PP- Fancy Pants Design.
Brads- Making Memories.
Misc- Copics, Ribbon.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Twisted Sisters Return!

I decided to make some Halloween goodies afterall. Now that my sonny-boy is going to pre-school, I'm going to be creating some small tokens of appreciation for his teacher, aides, and the secretary up front.

As I have been cleaning out and organizing my craft room, I'm realizing that there are pros and cons to this:

1. I'm discovering older stamps and supplies.
2. I'm getting to know where everything is.
3. I won't be shopping any time soon.
4. It feels good to get rid of old stuff and even make a donation pile. (Maybe even a blog candy pile?).

1. I feel so guilty because I have tons of supplies.
2. I won't be shopping any time soon. :)

For my project, I got these Godiva chocolate bars which are on sale this week at the local Target. I planned to use my Twisted Sisters stamps from Amy's Sweet November line over at All That Scraps.

About a year ago, I was a Sweet November Gal and I was so ecstatic (still am)! I had to re-read my post back in September '10.

So I had to pay homage to these sets of stamps again because it was truly an honor being able to help showcase them. For my first 'candy wrapper,' I chose my fave of the group, Twisted Sister Oleander.


How funny that she looks similar yet different as the first time I colored her. She looks super sweet here, even shy (and she looked kinda sassy at the other post). Oh, but she looks so adorable with her tattered bow and her striped tights and her batty wings.

I used Bazzill and Neenah for the Cardstock; Reminisce for all the other paper embellies; House of 3 (Pink Paislee) for the twine; the buttons were from my stash.

Ah, I'll be showing you some more of the other ones I did. I think these TS are perfect for their gifts. They are mostly young women and these stamps capture their youth yet are also sophisticated.

Thanks for visiting!