Took a little break from Copic coloring and went back to my Prismacolor pencils for this one.  Yep, another Haute Diva card... I can't help it... I love this image.

This image was another that's been in my "already colored" stash for awhile.  I love that slightly salmon pink color, and had this bit of velvet ribbon that coordinated nicely.  So I tried the Scor-tape ribbon-ruffle thing, too... I just did a single row, but I'll definitely be trying it with two!  The velvet ribbon wasn't very easy to work with, though.
Yes, I love Scor-tape.  I tried this with that ultra sticky tape... you know, the "red" tape... no go.  Totally didn't work.  And Scor-tape you can tear with your fingers... bonus!

Other:  Prismacolor pencils, mineral oil, blending stumps, Scor-tape, Nesties Labels 4, Diamond Stickles, Pearl Gem, EK Success edger punch, velvet ribbon, foam tape

There's something just a bit "off" with this, though... something is missing but I don't know what it is.
What do you think?


Finally a card to show on this blog...

... I know, right?  The best part about this one is that I've had the image colored up for about three months, so all I had to do was slap a couple of layers on and BOOM, done.  That's just how I roll.

Totally cute image... wish I could give this to my own kids, but they would just slobber all over it and then take it outside into the yard :)  Sooooo, this will be going into the slowly growing collection of cards for sale at The Blue Bow.  I haven't checked in with her for awhile, so I'm wondering how sales are doing :)

Stamps:  Outdoor Adventures, This Boy (retired)
Other:  Silver glitter pen, MS border punch, TH wood embossing folder
Copics:  0, B000, B00, B02, E000, E00, E11, E57, E59G21, G24,
G85, YG01, YG05, YR04, YR07, YR18, YR20, YR23, YR24

Can you believe it... no pop dots, foam tape or foofiness... what's wrong with me?!  I tried... really... but nothing was working, so I just left it as is.  At least I got the glitter pen out for the fishing pole and boat hooks :)

What do you think?


Note to all...

... so sorry I haven't been commenting and everything lately.  My reader is soooooo full, I will never get caught up, so I'm gonna just have to clear it out and start over to avoid being overwhelmed.  

(Image "stolen" from Google Images)
So, please don't think I haven't been visiting... I HAVE... it's just been on down low :)  I hope to be back on track soon!!


Happy (early) birthday to Poot...

Yep, Poot's birthday is this week... he's turning 35.  Why yes, I DID marry a younger man, thanks for noticing ;)  At least I look younger than he does... sucka!  Dang it, this isn't nearly as fun as it should be... he doesn't even know what my blog site address is.  But, I'll be sure to relay that bit of info to him in a few days anyway :)

ANYhoo, I decided that the babies should give Daddy a birthday card this year... it's been awhile since they've done that :)  For those of you new to my blog, allow me to introduce you to the babies, Heidi & Thor:

Heidi is the blonde & Thor is the redhead.  She's uber-hyper & a licker and he's totally laid back & only gives kisses on occasion.  She is a Daddy's girl, and he a definite Mama's boy.  This is where I typically find them... napping on our bed.  Heidi is obviously no lady.

Heidi usually wedges herself between Poot and I in the middle of the night, and we have to fight to get her back on the floor.  Both of the babies end up in bed with us in the morning, usually nosing us awake to get their breakfast... damn kids. :)  They NEVER let us sleep in.

As you can see, Heidi is a spread-eagle back sleeper, and Thor curls up in a tight ball... usually with his face covered with a blankie or his paw.

Now that you've seen the babies in real life, here they are in rubber stamp form :)  Aren't they the CA-YOOTIST BABIES EVER?!  I know, they are... both in real life AND on this card, right?!

I know... the colors are way brighter than they should be, but I'm still working on my Copic collection :)  But could those stamp images be ANY MORE PERFECT?!  I know!

The "We're" on the front is handwritten, as well as the sentiment on the inside.  I tried to make the signature look like child's handwriting... I know... I'm a goof.  But the paw prints really seal the deal, right?

Stamps:  Good Dog, paw print (unknown)
Other:  Juliette & Mimi hardware, PTI wood grain texture plate
Copics:  E09, E31, E35, V99, Y11, Y15, YR07, YR18, YR 23

So there it is.  All the cuteness that is my babies...

What do you think?


Undie Hero

LOL!  I totally giggle every time I see this :)  I don't have any kids of my own, but I can sooooooo see this scenerio playing out for a few friends of mine :)

Don't you love the imagination that kids have?  Ahh... to be young and worry free...

Stamps:  Boys Will Be Boys, This Boy and Spring Dream (both retired)
Paper:  Bazzill, scarlet, black & Neenah white cardstocks
Other:  Transcendence EP, metal dots, MS border punch
Copics:  0, BV20, E000, E00, E11, E31, E35, E57, E59, RV14, R24, R29, R37, YR23

So much fun... 
What do you think?


Gossip Chicks

As soon as I saw this image, that's all I could think about... gossiping :)  Can't you just hear those two ordinary yellow chicks cackling about how brazen the pink hussy chick is acting?!
I know... right?!

I almost put a different sentiment on this card:  "Life is too short... singe out loud".  Still very fitting, but I'm diggin' these gossip hounds instead :)

Other:  EK Success edger punch, misc. ribbon & rhinestones
Copics:  0, BV20, E57, RV02, RV10, RV13, RV14, Y11, Y15, YG03, YR04, YR07, YR18, YR23
(there was another yellow that I borrowed from someone & I can't remember the number)

I'll say it again... yellows are HARD!  Same thing goes for reds... ugh.  If anyone has some tips for Copic yellows, let me freakin' in on THAT info!

What do you think?


Dragon Boo

This little bit o' cuteness is part of the August Stamp of the Month set Delightfully Spooky.  I put together this make-n-take for last month's Angels Inspired weekend in Kansas City... super simple, but when the image is this adorable, you don't need a lot of fluff :)

I was also asked to create samples for The Angel Company's main website to showcase this set.  You can see all of those HERE.  Just click on the photos on the right and they will enlarge.  I will tell you that on the little Dracula guy card, I used some vintage red velvet flocked wallpaper... it is soooo yummy :)

BONUS... this month Delightfully Spooky is only $10.95 with a $30 purchase!  Or you can also choose to purchase it at full price of $15.95 without a $30 purchase.

And I have to show you these wonderful new spooky & fall sets!  TAC has released the following sets early!  They will be in the Fall Inspiration Avenue magalogue, but some of us want them before that!

AND if you order Spiders are Seen this month, you will receive a Rockin' Roxie Album kit for FREE!  Just be sure to enter the special code:  AUG10... or if you email me the order, I'll enter it for you and you may take advantage of additional customer and/or Hostess benefits!
AND another great specialThe August - September Starter Kit Special
August 1 - September 30, 2010
During the months of August and September, when you sign up to be an Angel, you can purchase your Starter Kit for just $75 (retail value over $160.00)!
Just click the link below to check it out:
August - September Starter Kit Special Form

Ok... now, back to today's card :)

Paper:  Sands of Time dp, Mia's Cottage, white ultrasmooth, DCWV & Neenah cardstocks
Other:  Bazzill Bitty Blossom, Scor-bug, white grosgrain ribbon, Cha Cha hardware
Copics:  0, BG15, BG34, BG49, E000, E00, E11, R32, W3, YG01, YG03, YG91

I've got a couple more super cute images to show you... non-Halloweenie even... so be on the look-out this week!

What do you think?