Monday, April 25, 2011

Every Girl is a Princess

So my bundle of goodies from Simon Says Stamp came last week, and in it were a couple stamps from The Greeting Farm I had ordered.  I was excited to try them out so I wasted no time stamping the cute little princess and then coloring her with copics.  But I didn't have a plan for her then, so I cut her out and propped her up on my shelf for later.  She sat there staring at me waiting for her card to come along... and then this weeks Wee Memories Challenge popped up with the theme "Girls just wanna have fun!"  Perfect!  What is more fun than being a princess!  So here is my card.

... to a very special princess
I used two shades of Bazzill Basics cardstock (Snapdragon & Lupine).  I have quite the stash of purple cardstock left over after the wedding so you will probably be seeing it again.  :)   I like how the princess in her teal dress really stand out against the more subtle purples.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Princess Anya, Lawn Fawn - Sophie's Sentiments & Harold's ABCs, Hero Arts - Magical Background
Ink:  VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Jenni Bowlin - Chicken Feed
Other: Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Glitter, DeNami Boutique Buttons, Sheer Ribbon, Embroidery Floss

Friday, April 22, 2011

Adorable Easter Greetings

Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying your Good Friday.  I wanted to share some super cute little easter cards I made.  These little cards also play along with this week's Wee Memories Challenge #52 "All Things Adorable" because they are just that, so adorable. :)

I found these cute little stamps in the seasonal $1 stamps at Michael's.  I think they are so cute, and remind me of bobbleheads, so I popped up their heads with some foam dimensionals and added fuzzy flocking for some extra fun.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Have a Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Calling all Critters

Today I want to share the card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge #8 Calling All Critters.  I wanted to do something a little different than a critter scene so when I finally came up with my idea I got Super excited about it! So here is my card...

Don't you think if you took a nap in a warm sunny field you might wake up to these cute little critters staring down at you?  If you have some critter stamps you really need to play along this week.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Burbs, Critters in the Forest  & Say Cheese
Paper: October Afternooon's Campfire Paper Pad
Ink: Distress Ink (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye) Jenni Bowlin (Spice Tin & Soap Powder) Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copics, Lemon Drop Twine, Glossy Accents (for shiny noses)

On another note...
Matt and I went to the Biltmore Estate today (since today was my easter holiday).  Here are some pictures I took of the gardens, right now is the festival of flowers and the azaleas are at their peak!  Beautiful!  It was overcast when we arrived so my pictures aren't as sunny as I wanted, but hopefully they will still bring you all some springy happiness! :)

Orchid in the Conservatory
The Conservatory 
Wisteria Tree overlooking the Rose Garden (which is not in bloom)

The Tulips of the Walled Garden, always beautiful

The Azalea Garden

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Memories of a Special Day

As promised here is a blog post of pictures from Me and Matt's wedding. (April 2, 2011).  I hope you all enjoy! (there are quiet a few) :)

Mom made our cake. 
Matt getting his boutonniere pinned on by my Grandmother (look close and you will see a lego man on each boutonniere, Matt's was Han Solo, he picked out a Star Wars character for each groomsmen)

A Handsome Crew wouldn't you say?
Getting Laced Up
Something Old - A button from Mom's wedding dress hidden away
No one could see my feet, so check out  my comfy shoes!
Me and the Girls, aren't they so pretty in purple!
Me & my sister
Yes, I have a Lego person too! Princess Leia is hidden in my bouquet :)
Dad walking me down the aisle (this was when I got nervous!)
I truly loved the place we got married, beautiful place right downtown.
Matt's co-worker Ben performed the ceremony (the perks of marrying a magistrate)
Here we are, Mr. & Mrs. Moss
And this is us being silly... the East Carolina Pirates (Matt's doing the Pirate Hook) vs. the North Carolina State Wolfpack (and I'm doing the Wolf's Head)  Hehe!  We had something in our vows about supporting each others teams :)
Some shots around downtown, Asheville is a beautiful city, I feel blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

This shot seems to be a favorite
Dancing! Yes, we did practice.  Matt has his converse shoes on now too!
Me dancing with my Dad (well this is the end of our dance)

The boys really getting into it (especially Matt)
More Dancing! (I am not a dancer, I was dragged into this)
Dad is not a Yankees fan :) (don't worry, he didn't actually murder the cake, just hamming it up for the camera)
I made fun smooch lips and mustaches for people to take pictures with.
Bubbles for our exit.
And just look what they did to my car!  At least my side of the car said "The Boss" :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Feelin' Spiffy

Hello all my beautiful bloggy friends, I know some of you have been sick lately :( and I hope you start feeling better very soon.  Today I want to share a fun card with you all.  I inked up my Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters set for the first time yesterday and had some fun with some new patterned papers and embellishments.

The scooter is both paper pieced and colored with copics.  I wanted to use some paper from my new Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard paper pad so this is where I pulled my color inspiration from.  I used both glossy accents and black enamel accents on the scooter as well.  This card plays along with this weeks sketch at Card Patterns (sketch 111).

Stamps: Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters, Hampton Art Studio G Ditto Cling - Circle Background
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Jenni Bowlin Soap Powder & Chicken Feed (Lemon Drop & Stick Candy on envelope)
Paper: Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard, Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Other: Buttons, Black Enamel Accents, Glossy Accents, Copics

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today!  And to all you girls feeling under the weather, I hope you start feeling spiffy again very soon! {hugs}

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Smooches, Puffies, Googly Eyes & Twine!

I have a few cards to share today.  I was determined to ink up some of my new paper smooches stamps this week and use some other fun things I have purchased recently too.  The first card I want to share plays along with this weeks Wee Memories Challenge Tangled Up sponsored by The Twinery (if you have not used twine in a project you should really try it, it is so yummy! I recommend the sample pack).  Here is my card using Paper Smooches Falling for You.

I used white Zing embossing powder for the main images because I absolutely loved Britta's card she made using this technique (check it out HERE, aren't those veggies adorable?) so I had to try it out for myself!  I actually tried it out a couple times as you will see.  I stamped the background polka dots with Jenni Bowlin Lemon Drop ink and distressed the edges with Wild Honey distress ink. I just love the googly eyes on the bat!

Here is another small card I made using the same white embossing technique with Paper Smooches Boob Tubes & Sentiment Sampler set.  It doesn't show well in the picture but I used Glossy Accents on the TV screen and knobs.

The last card I want to share today uses Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases.  I told you I was on a paper smooches inking mission!  This card also uses paper from the October Afternoon Modern Homemaker collection and a super cute Puffies embellishment I just picked up from Ki Memories.

My embossing job left something to be desired, I tried to clean it up as best I could but there seem to be a lot of stray specks.  I guess it gives it an older look right?  I also tried my hand at a little stitching around the top but I think it is a little too fat.  I discovered that Bazzill In Stitch'z floss (which was what I happened to have) does not pull apart like normal embroidery floss.  It seems all the strands are woven in there together.  Next time I will probably get some regular floss and make my stitches not so plump.  I picked up the In Stitch'z floss on clearance and this was my first time working with it.

Thanks for popping in today, Hope everyone has a happy hump day, the weekend with be here before we know it! Yay! :)


Twiney Bat Love
Stamps: Paper Smooches Falling for You, Hero Arts Cling Dots
Ink: Wild Honey Distress Ink, VersaMark, Jenni Bowlin Lemon Drop
Other: Black Embossing Powder, American Crafts White Zing Embossing Powder, Twine from The Twinery (Pink Sorbet, Lemondrop, Charcoal) Wiggle Eyes

Retro Tube Hello
Stamps: Paper Smooches Boob Tubes & Sentiment Sampler
Ink: VersaMark
Other: American Crafts White Zing Embossing Powder, Corner Chomper

Little Apple Thanks
Stamps: Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
Paper: October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Ki Fruity Puffies Embellishments, Cream Grosgrain ribbon, In Stitch'z Floss
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