Monday, July 30, 2012

My Last AI Posting!

This little kitty is called Kat. She is from Art Impressions. I colored her with copic markers and used some of my kitty papers I have had for along time that are from SEI.
I am entering this card in the Sweet sketch wednesday challenge. I have added some ribbon and a couple of flowers.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Taking A Break!

Hello Everyone!
I am taking a little break from stamping for the next few weeks. You might see a card here and there but not near as much.
I am sure I will be getting back into it really soon but for now I am enjoying other things.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beach Trip!

So yesterday we decided to take a little drive since it was a beautiful day. We went over towards Yamhill and then ended up on a road to the coast. The main road to the Nestucca Reacreation areas was closed. So we ended up on this glorified logging road. It was paved but only one lane. Just a little scary in places I thought. Then we decided to go to the beach. Very unlike us to decide to go over there that like in the afternoon.
It was absolutely gorgeous over there. We had a great time. We went into Pacific City and it was hopping.
Here are some great pics we took.

They look like it is almost dark but it really isnt. It was really light like the bottom picture of Bud with his new Jeep. We had to stop and buy him a jacket because we had the T-tops off and it was a little chilly driving around. Since we thought we were just going for a little drive around our area we werent really prepared.
It was a great "little" drive.

Elegant Card Box!

Here is another card box w/cards I made. I used this elegant paper by Best Creations Inc., called Mr & Mrs. As soon as I saw it I thought of card boxes. It would be great for wedding cards also. As usual there are 6 cards to go with it. Two each of three different sentiments.  As soon as my store is up and running it will be on it with some other boxes.
Yesterday we took a unexpected trip to the beach. It was gorgeous!!!! I will post some pictures of it later.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Art Impressions Photo Challenge!

At the Art Impressions blog there is a photo challenge for today. Hope on over and check it out.
I have used this cute little big for my challenge and used some paper from my stuff with dragon flies on it. I wanted it to look like bugs flying around the stinky pig. The sentiment is also from AI.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Simply Sent!

This is a card made with supplies from the new mini catty coming out from stampin up starting next month. It is made from a Simply Sent set. You get everything you need except stamps and ink for 8 cards. Even envelopes with liners. The green striped paper you see is the liner to the envelopes. The stamp set I used on this set is called Watercolor Winter. The Noel is cut right into the card.
The Watercolor Winter is also new in the catty and as you can see is a two step set.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Valentines in July!?

I ordered this from Art Impressions and didnt realize it was a valentines stamp. So I cut off the words that went around the edge talking about Lifes a Breeze and Happy Valentines day. Then I made it into a Happy Anniversary card!
I used the sketch from sketch saturday for the layout on this card. Colored it with copic markers and added some rhinestones and they greeting from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes set.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Easel Card Challenge at AI!

Today at Art Impressions blog challenge it is an easel card. I used the Party Girls set #4131. They just look like they are having a great time. I wanted to add some sparkle to them so their blouses are all glittery. I colored them with copic markers. I added some flowers and ribbon. Also some great glittered drops from Recollections.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Flower of the Week!

For my flower of the week this week are some pansys. I just love their little bright shiny faces. They are so pretty and they have such a soft subtle scent that smells really yummy.
It makes me cheery just looking at these little faces!
Happy Day!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Art Impression Monday!

For my card this week, I have used Watercolor series 7 . I used stamp pads for this card but there are lots of times that you would use markers to color the stamps. But since I didnt need to use to colors on any one stamp I just used the pads. I used a new die from Impression Obsession for the fence and my favorite floral oval die behind the image. You cant see the arbor very well. I used Mementos London Fog because I didnt want the arbor to be really bold with black and I wanted it to be a white vinyl arbor. But I didnt realize it didnt work out so well until I was done and I didnt want to re do it.
So I am happy with the way it turned out otherwise.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pink Gem Challenge!

I found a new challenge blog today. It is called Pink Gem . I liked the sketch they had for their challenge and decided to give it a try. I used my fairly new JustRite Stampers set called Botanical Medallions and Banners. They have two sets of Spellbinders dies made exclusively for them just for this set. I have used on of them on this card. (Of course I had to get both of them!)
The papers I used are from Sei called Corinne. Pool Party from SU goes perfect with these papers, some of the orangey colors would go good too. I used a SU sentiment with this card. The flowers are colored with copic markers and a little glitter added. It doesnt sparkle as much as I would have liked it to because I didnt use my regular glitter. I added some rhinestones from Michaels and some orangey corsage ribbon.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

One More Lulubell Pic!

I love this picture. See that little bit of black to the left of Lulubell? That is the speaker for my computer. This picture with her little paw over her ear looks like she is telling me "Grammie turn down the music its hurting my ears!".
Kati came and picked her up today. It was nice for her to visit but she is a little disruptive for not being our kitty so it was nice for her to go to. Plus I would hate for her to get use to having playmates and then miss them when she goes home and she is alone again.
She sure is a little spitfire tho. Her idea of playing is to jump on the top of the other cats and just start biting on them.
Happy Sunday and what a gorgeous one it is!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lulu Bell Update!

So Kati brought little Lulubell over on the 4th and decided for some reason that she needed a summer break at Grammies house. I think because it was so late when she left after fireworks that she was in a hurry to leave. So while she has been here visiting she wanted to sleep in the same basket she slept in last time.  The thing is tho she was too big. She got a little upset when she realized she wouldnt fit. When she gets upset she starts messing with things. She took a bite out of one of my cards for Art Impressions next week and then sat on the card and it was still sticky from the glue and it stuck to her little rump. She is go cute you cant get upset with her tho.
I thought I would share pictures of her from last may when she was here and today.

Isnt she just the cutest little thing? I think she has doubled in size.
Have a great day!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sunday Sketch & Stamp

I found a new place to get dies from. The teapot and teapot border are both from there. These are from The Scrapping Cottage . I love all the tea related dies and purchased quite a few but they have LOTS of other dies also.
I made my card using the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp . I used some papers from Best Creations for this card. You cant see the piece at the bottom very well but I just love it. Its from the easter collection I think but I think it works great for this also. The flowers on the teapot come with this die also. I am still learning how to use these dies. They take quite a bit more work than spellbinders. So far they work best in my Grand Caliber. Some I have gotten to work well at all yet. I have found even in the GC I have to use a shim or two.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Metal Accents At AI!

Today at Art Impressions Blog Challenge , the challenge is metal accents. So I have some metal like screen behind the chicken and the little squares under him with dew drops on them are metal also. I just happened to find these two packets of  metal tags and things when I was organizing my stamp area last week. I pulled out the birdie and egg carton stamp but cut off the egg carton and put some straw under him for his nest to sit on.
I used the sketch fromsketch saturday . I had this chicken paper already also.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Splashes of Pink!

Here are my flowers of the week. These are some of the pink flowers in our yard. The roses in the front and the geraniums in the back. The bottom photo is where some of our new dirt went in this year. Hubby isnt done filling the yard with new dirt but where its done all in the center island makes the flowers seem so much bright against the dark brown dirt.
I love this time of year when all the flowers start to bloom. Although this year they have all been a tad late.
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Thinking of You!

I made this little guy into a thinking of you card. He looks a little under the weather doesnt he?
I used the sketch from friday sketch challenge . I used some papers from the new Nitwits collections. There is a link to them on my sidebar. I love the soft delicate blues in these papers and I am not really even a blue fan. But with the soft flowers and stripes I thought it would go perfect with this little guys jammies.
You can find the stamps I used at Art Impressions . They are sick bear and thinking of you .
I colored him with copic markers stamped a little random stamp around the edges of the image.
I added some flowers that werent on the sketch and the ribbon. The cardstock and ribbon are stampin ups Marina Mist.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Same Card Different Papers!

I made this same card last month but wanted to make it again with different papers. So I colored it different and used all different papers for it.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!