Tuesday, August 30, 2011

more! more! more!

another list of stamps for sale! this one is all Close To My Heart stamps.  email me at tomatoL at aol dot com, if you are interested, or PM me through 2peas! :)

Message Boards - " used CTMH stamps for sale (UPDATED 3/28)" - For Sale or Trade - Two Peas In A Bucket

Monday, August 29, 2011

for sale!

Just wanted to let you all know that I have a bunch of stamps posted for sale at 2Peas. . .and I'll be posting some more stuff throughout the week, as I can get it photographed and uploaded!

Message Boards - "October Afternoon, Unity Stamp Co, Gina K, etc. . ." - For Sale or Trade - Two Peas In A Bucket

PM me through 2peas, or email me at tomatoL at aol dot com if you're interested in anything!!!


sending a line. . .

Yikes, a week since I posted anything!? I have to bop out of here in just a few minutes, but SUPER QUICK. . . .here's a card I made a few weeks ago with NEW stamps from Unity Stamp Company, (Watermelon Gazpacho Soup, from Jillibean Soup!)
The paper is Seaside by October Afternoon, and the cardstock. . .of COURSE, Discount Cardstock, silly! ;)
I used a combo of paper-piecing, and coloring on this card, even busting out a few of my ancient Tombow markers, which I hardly EVER do (because. . .well, they're ancient, and don't work that great!)

OKAY, a million things to do, and very little motivation.  I MUST get moving!
Have a fab week, and I'll be back in LESS THAN A WEEK, to share new new NEW stamps from The {Stamps} of Life, on the 1st of September!

Monday, August 22, 2011


It's the first day of school around here! And it is, I must admit, glorious! I sort of feel like I'm having a vacation! I'll admit, I was a little teary, walking out of the big man's first grade classroom this morning, but I am ready for some routine and schedule in our days! (Ask me at 2:00 though, and I will be SO READY for him to be home!)

Halloween still feels a million years away, as we sit here and sweat - but I want to share these cards with you, because you can only get this oh-so-sweet-and-spooky stamp set THIS MONTH, from Close To My Heart. 
You can find out the whole scoop, right HERE on my mom's blog, including an image of the whole stamp set.
I used paper on both of these cards, from CTMH's new Mischief collection.  I am not usually REALLY into Halloween - at least not spooky Halloween, but something about this witchy woman was really appealing to me! I've had a ton of fun playing with these stamps and papers.  (How cool is that honeycomb stamp, that I used behind the sentiment, and behind the cat, below!?)

I outlined this spooky cat with white colored pencil, and I really like the way it gave it a subtle POP.

I hope your week is off to a great start!!! I'll be back in a day or two, and I'll probably subject you to my little man's first-day-of-school pictures.  (Complete with two missing front teeth - he's adorable!)


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brrrrr. . .

it's sweltering here. august is SO hot in Florida!
but this card makes me feel cool and crisp, and ready for WINTER.  (well, really i'm just ready for fall!)
i used brand-spankin'-new stamps from Unity Stamp Company, and fabulous Polar White Flowersoft, provided to the CPS girls for last week's sponsorship. i also used the beautiful twine from The Twinery.  (Did you know they are having an anniversary celebration!!??? check out their blog for LOTS of fun giveaways!)

We are in the final week of summer vacation here. . .so I better get back to it, before the kids climb the walls or jump off the furniture (again!) Have a TERRIFIC week!!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Sweet Sweet!

Happy Friday! 
Okay, so you remember all those stamps I won, (eight sets to be exact!) during the grand opening festivities at Sweet Stamp Shop?
 I've finally had some time to get them inky, so I have two cards to share with you today.  
Well - technically THREE. . .the third one is posted the Sweet Stamp Shop blog - so if you haven't been there yet, go check it out!
 I added just a bit of colored pencil shading to the hair dryer, after I cut it out from pink patterned paper. (Patterned paper - Echo Park, cardstock - Discount Cardstock)
Paper-piecing these ice cream cones is so much fun.  I kept this pretty simple, and I pulled my color scheme from this piece of ribbon I had.  It was begging to be used! I {super puffy heart} polka-dotted ribbon!!! (Discount Cardstock - Sunflowers Medium Prismatic, Frosted Pink Prismatic)

Remember to check out all the great inspiration from Sweet Stamp Shop

Thanks so much for coming by! If this was your first time here. . .I hope you'll be back!
I'll have much more to share from this fun new company, as I continue to play with my stamps! (I still have some sets I haven't even opened yet! GASP!) 
Have a SWEET weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rock ON!

It's the 11th of the month, which means I FINALLY get to share Stephanie's monthly special releases with you! HOORAY!!! Steph was awesome and got us these stamps pretty early, and I whipped up my cards RIGHT away (which is usually what happens, when I have NEW STAMPS in my hands!)  So it pretty much feels like I've been waiting FOR-EVER. 
So here it is - the first stamp set I'd like to share: guitars2play!
I LOVE these guitars! I have had THE best time with them.  As you'll see below, they fit perfectly with the kids2love set, and I totally love the way it works with the animals4backgrounds zebra print. 
So without further ado, two cards for you today!

So, what do you think?! Don't you love my rocker chick? As soon as I saw the guitar, I knew I wanted to make a hippie chick playing music! 
I'll be back on Friday with some work featuring Sweet Stamp Shop! (Remember all those stamps I won!?) Their store is up and running now, and I can't wait to share with you a card on their blog, and on mine!

PS - I shared a link to my Pinterest page, over on the sidebar! Are you on Pinterest!? Let me know! I'd love to check out your boards!

card goodies: cardstock (Discount Cardstock) patterned paper (Basic Grey) jewels (Want2Scrap) ink (Close To My Heart)

Friday, August 5, 2011

call me!

Good morning, good morning! 
Today's card is all about trying something NEW, and realizing that something different (and maybe a little scary) can turn out to be a FABULOUS thing!  
You see, I am a die-hard Close To My Heart ink fan.  It's pretty much the only ink I have ever owned and ever used. . . .and I DO still love it.
But we have had a super generous sponsor at the CPS blog this week - Clearsnap.  And they sent each of us a WHOLE SET of brand new ink, released at CHA, the Donna Salazar signature line of  Mix'd Media Inx.  They are pigment ink.  And I must say. . .
I am TERRIFIED of pigment ink.  
It's sticky.
And it takes freakin' FOREVER to dry.
And it smears.
And it stresses me out.
BUT,  .. . 
I made an awesome discovery, when I took the time to READ THE PACKAGE. (duh!)
You can EMBOSS with it.
SO, I pulled out my fun little collection of colors (the black and peridot are my fave so far!) 
And then I grabbed my ultra fine clear embossing powder (from CTMH)
and I got busy making this FUN CARD! I think the embossing is what really makes it.
The black becomes SO bold and dark when you add that pop of embossing to it.  
So I have been an embossing fool this week, making LOTS of cards with my new pigment inks, and clear embossing powder!

(card goodies: Unity Stamps (phone, sentiment), The Stamps of Life (circle stamp for background) Discount Cardstock, CTMH ribbon, Want2Scrap jewels)

Monday, August 1, 2011

branches4flowers - new from TSOL!

Happy first of August! (ACK!)
Today marks the last three weeks of summer vacation, and I am pretty much wondering WHERE the heck it went to!  We had a FABULOUS week in North Carolina. I'll be sure to share some pictures with you, when I get them off my camera! We stomped in the creek, played in the rocks, got covered in bug bites, and scratches, and bruises, wandered in the woods, and had all sorts of adventures.  The boys LOVED every second of it!  

But for now, onward to NEW STAMPS, from The {Stamps} of Life.  The new month brings the new stamp set, branches4flowers.   This set may at first seem fairly feminine, but later in the week I'll share a great masculine card I also created with this set.

To get back in the swing of things, little man and I are off for our morning walk, before anyone else wakes up! I'll be back in just a day or two though!  And hey - thanks SO much to those of you who went over to visit Sweet Stamp Shop on Facebook!  Aren't their stamps ADORABLE!?  And thanks to YOU, I won ALL EIGHT SETS!!!! Wahooo! I look forward to sharing LOTS of SWEET projects with you soon!
Happy Monday!