This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

What a FUN time!

The Baltimore Shoebox Swap yesterday was SO much fun!!! Lots of wonderful cards, yummy food and a group of friendly stampers made it a very enjoyable day!! CindyL did a wonderful job of hosting the swap!! I can't wait till the next one she will host in November!

Here are some of the cards that I made at the swap yesterday (there are still a few that I need to put the finishing touches on!)

The best thing about doing these shoebox swaps is the ideas that you can get from other people! Lots of great layouts, color combinations that I never would have though of, and great ideas for different ways to use embellishments. There were even a couple of stamp sets that I looked at in the catalog and didn't like, but once I've used them, I have to have them!!!

I'll be going to another large swap next month and can hardly wait!!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Baltimore SBS Card

Tomorrow I am attending the Baltimore Shoebox Swap. This is my first time attending this swap and I'm a little nervous! I never know how elaborate of a card to take, so I always seem to go simple. I guess this could be considered Clean & Simple!

I have a hard time taking my Copic markers for strangers to use...I'm afraid they'll get ruined, so I always take a card that doesn't require coloring. Since this is a Stampin' Up swap only, I decided to use my Upsy Daisy stamp set that had never seen ink. I used Green Galore for the card base, with a layer or Night of Navy. The daisy image is double stamped using Night of Navy and Green Galore inks onto GP110 white cardstock. I then attached a strip of green and white dotted grosgrain ribbon (Offray Ribbon Outlet!) across the top portion, then stamped "You're on my mind" on GP110 white and layered it on Night of Navy, then adhered that to the center of the ribbon strip. I then paper pierced across the top of the white panel.

I sure hope that the swappers like my card and that it isn't TOO simple...but when you're making 30 cards you don't want them to be too complicated...right?

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Blog Award!

I received this beautiful blog award from a very dear friend, Kathi. Kathi and I "met" on SCS about 3 years ago and it just so happens that she lives VERY near to me!!! Kathi and I both belong to the Meade Girls, our local stamping group, so we get together often to stamp. Kathi also rides a motorcycle. She actually helped me survive the ordeal that was my motorcycle safety course. Without her support, I don't think I would have gone back after the first grueling day!! Every so often, we get to go riding together- although not as often as we'd like. Hopefully this fall we can get out on our bikes together again! Please make sure to check out Kathi's fabulous blog at Golden Paper Dreams.

Now, in order to accept this award, I am to tell you 5 things that I enjoy doing, so here goes (in no particular order!):

1. I enjoy getting out and riding my motorcycle on a beautiful day.
2. I enjoy playing word games- crosswords, Scrabble, Boggle, etc.
3. I enjoy watching the Orioles and the Ravens play.
4. I enjoy getting together with my stamping friends to chat, eat and, of course, stamp!
5. I enjoy antique shopping and flea markets.

I would like to pass this award on to my fellow stampers from the Sherrod Studio Design Team. They are a wonderfully creative and talented group of ladies. Please make sure to stop by to check out their blogs!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm a Bombshell!!!

I recently found out I was selected to be a Bombshell Stamps Pin-Up Girl for their design team!!! I will be Ms. November! I was SO thrilled to receive the email from Bombshell's owner, Shannon, telling me the news!! I just can't believe it!! So, you'll be seeing quite a few Bombshell cards posted here pretty soon!

And, if you haven't ever checked out Bombshell Stamps, THIS is the time to do it! If you sign up as a registered member on Bombshell's brand new forum, you'll receive a coupon for 20% off your order!! Click here to check out the website and while you're there, go check out the new forum!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sweet Dreamers' Challenge # 4- Word Has It...

My blog group, Sweet Dreamers, had a challenge this week to make a card using the sentiment as the main focus- AND we weren't allowed to color anywhere on the card- YIKES! You know me- I just LOVE to color...what made it worse is that I was the one who made up the challenge!! Well, today was the deadline so here is a little card I threw together in about 5's simple but I think it turned out rather pretty.

The card base is Pretty in Pink with a layer of Cool Carribean. The patterned paper is Pretty Please "Polka Dot Pink" by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from an old SU retired stand-by "Lexicons of Love" stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto GP110 white. I sponged lightly around the edges using Cool Carribean ink. The ribbon is from Offray from the ribbon outlet, the flowers are Primas and the buttons in the center of the flowers are Pink Lemonade from Basic Gray. Whew- at least I beat the deadline!!!

A little of this...a little of that...

First off this morning, I'd like to thank Susan for presenting me with this award:

It's such an honor to receive an award from such a fabulous and creative stamper! Check out Susan's blog here.

To accept this award I had to do a few things: First I needed to thank the person who nominated me for this award and include a link to her blog, which I have already done above. Then I need to list seven things about me that people might find interesting and then nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers, posting links to the seven blogs that I nominate, and then leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them. So, here are the seven (hopefully) interesting things about me:

1. I got my motorcycle license at the age of 49.
2. I have had 3 broken arms (2 at once!)
3. I had not flown on an airplane until I was 45 years old...and what's strange about that is that my dad was in the Air Force while I was growing up!
4. I can write cursive backwards.
5. I can recite the 50 states in alphabetical order (thanks to a song I had to sing in chorus in the 5th grade!)
6. Ulysses S. Grant is my 7th cousin, as is Laura Ingalls Wilder.
7. I am currently on the Sherrod Studio Design Team- my first design team experience!

Okay, now here are the 7 Kreativ bloggers that I get my inspiration from (in no certain order) that I am nominating for this award:


Thank you ladies, for sharing your fabulous artwork with us!!

On a second note, a while back, I submitted this card to Bombshell Stamps' Nautical Theme contest:

Well, yesterday I found out I WON the contest! As the winner, I will receive 3 tropical background stamps and a whole slew of blue embellishments from Gauche Alchemy!

Woo Hoo! I hardly ever win anything! I just LOVE Bombshell Stamps!! If you haven't checked out Shannon's stamps, you should!!

I hope that you all have a wonderful week. School starts here tomorrow so I know that work will be extremely hectic for me this week! I hope to see you back here in my hide-away soon!

Monday, August 17, 2009

I've Been Published!

Woo Hoo! I've FINALLY had a card published! I received my Just Cards Holidays issue today and was thrilled to see one of my cards in there!! On page 96, you will see my Stirrin' Milton card seen here:
I was beginning to doubt that my cards would ever make it into a magazine! The Meade Girls, my local stamping group, was well represented in this issue of Just Cards Holidays! Amanda had 3 cards, Tracy had 2 cards, and Loretta and I both had one card in there! Woo Hoo! Meade Girls rock! :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Meade Girls/ Sweet Dreamer's Challenge #3- All About the Grid

The Sweet Dreamer's Blog Group on SCS and the Meade Girls, my local stamping group had a challenge to use a grid somewhere on their card. It could be plaid or checked patterned paper, a crossword puzzle, a Harlequin background stamp or whatever else you could come up with that was considered a grid. This is my card for the grid challenge.

I used the Birthday Henry stamp from Whiff of Joy and stamped it onto SU's Very Vanilla CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is colored using Copic Markers and I patted on a little Pretty in Pink ink on his cheek and ears. The card base is SU's Old Olive, with a layer of Pretty in Pink. The block design patterned paper is some I received in a blog candy that I recently won, so I'm not sure who makes it. I also used olive green Bazzill self-stick gems in two of the corners, and SU's Old Olive narrow twill ribbon. It's a simple card, but it's kinda cute. I'll probably use this for my MIL's birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.

Sorry for the crooked scan...I tried 3 times and still couldn't get it straight. I hope everyone has a great week and that you get lots of time to stamp!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Meade Girls' Shoebox Swap

Tomorrow the Meade Girls will be having a mini shoebox swap hosted by Stacy at her house. We always have such a FUN time at our get-togethers and I'm sure this time will be no exception!

Here is the card that I made to take to the swap. I used the pumpkin patch stamp from Sherrod Studio's brand new set Harvest Blessings. The image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I sponged around the edges of the image using SU's Pumpkin Pie ink. The image is layered onto Basic Black, then Wild Wasabi (I'm almost at the end of my supply of Wild Wasabi- what WILL I do??!!). The card base is Wild Wasabi with a 5-1/4" x 4" panel of Basic Black. I then cut a 3-3/4" x 3" piece of Cast-a-Spell DSP from SU and adhered that to the bottom half of the black panel. I then adhered the pumpkin patch image to the upper half of the card about 1/2" down from the bottom of the black panel, making sure to cover the top portion of the patterned paper. I stamped Happy Halloween (an OLD SU stamp!) onto GP110 white CS and carefully punched it out using the new label punch, (it JUST fits!), sponged around the edges using Pumpkin Pie ink and then, using a 1-1/6" hole punch, I punched a hole at each end and inserted a silver brad. I attached the sentiment to the center of the lower half of the card using pop dots. It's a simple, but cute card. I hope the Meade Girls like it!

On a side note, I hope everyone got to check out Sherrod Studio's website for the 3 new stamp sets that the design team showcased this past week. If you haven't, take a mosey on over there and check 'em out!!! It's worth the peek!!
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! Work has been hectic, so I'm REALLY looking forward to it!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Release Day at Sherrod Studio!

Well, today is the day!!! Today you can purchase the adorable stamp sets that we’ve been previewing all week! Head on over to! Oh, but first check out what I have to show you!!! I have a couple more cards using these fabulous sets that Kim has created.

This first card uses the “All Hallow’s Eve” stamp set. When I first thought of this card, I was thinking The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West- before she “went bad”- kind of like in the play “Wicked”…we all know that she was a sweet little witch when she was younger! Anyway, I stamped the witchy-girl onto GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her using my Copic Markers. All other papers are from SU- Eggplant Envy, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore and Cast-a-Spell DSP. The ribbon is also from SU- Pumpkin Pie ¼” grosgrain. The purple brads are from Reflections. The main image is popped up on dimensionals. Green or not, I think this image is just adorable!!
This “Happy Thanksgiving” card is made using the tom turkey image from the Harvest Blessings stamp set. He was so much fun to color! The image is stamped on GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copcis. The card base is Garden Green, with a layer of Chocolate Chip. The patterned paper is unknown. It was some that I received from one of my secret sisters and I thought it was perfect for a Thanksgiving card. The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment is actually 2 stamps that I put together. The orange ribbon is from Offray.

I’ll be continuing to showcase these 2 great stamp sets throughout the month, so make sure that you keep checking back!! Now, go check out the Sherrod Studio’s Design Team’s blogs for more wonderful creations!!! Oh, and also check out Sherrod Studio's Business Blog. Just leave a comment today and you'll have a chance to win one of these fabulous brand new stamps sets!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day # 3 of Sneak Peeks!

Today, let’s talk turkey- or Thanksgiving, at least!! On August 13th, Sherrod Studio will be releasing an adorable Thanksgiving stamp set called “Harvest Blessings”. This set includes a boy and girl Pilgrim, a turkey, a cornucopia, a pile of pumpkins and a bounty of sentiments perfect for your fall and Thanksgiving cards. So, let’s get right down to business and give you a couple peeks…

The first card uses the boy and girl Pilgrim stamp…how sweet are they? And do you notice the girl’s feet? TOO cute! The image is stamped on GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic Markers. The card base is SU Chocolate Chip, layered with Garden Green and retired Apple Cider DSP. The “Bountiful Blessings” image is punched out using the key tag punch and popped up using dimensionals. The ribbon is Close to Cocoa from SU.

Next is a card made using the pile of pumpkins stamp. Isn’t this a great image? The card base is SU Garden Green with a layer of retired Apple Cider DSP. The wide orange grosgrain ribbon is from Offray. The image is stamped onto GP110 white CD using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. A simple and easy card, but I love it!

Don’t forget about the drawing over at Sherrod Studio’s blog on Thursday, August 13th! Just leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win one of these fabulous stamp sets! Make sure to come back tomorrow for even more peeks!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sherrod Studio Sneak Peek # 2

So, are you ready for more??? Here are a couple more sneak peeks using the “All Hallow’s Eve” set scheduled for release on August 13th. I am LOVING these fabulous Halloween images!!!
The first card uses the cute witchy-girl. It is a 5-1/4” square card. The card base is SU’s Basic Black with a layer of Green Galore and Cast-a-Spell DSP. The image is stamped on GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics. The main image is popped up on dimensionals. The brads are from Reflections and the wide orange grosgrain ribbon is from Offray.
This second card I just LOVE! I guess it’s the bright colors that I love- along with a very cool bubbling cauldron image! The card base is SU Basic Black. I cut strips of Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore and Eggplant Envy and embossed them using 3 different Cuttlebug embossing folders- Spider Web, Bubbles and D’Vine Swirls. The cauldron image is stamped on GP110 white using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with…all together now…Copic Markers! The “Hocus Pocus” image is punched out using the small oval punch and popped up on dimensional. The really cool sheer plaid Halloween ribbon is from Michael’s and the purple and green brads are Reflections.

I hope that you’re enjoying these sneak peeks! Remember, these stamp sets will be available for purchase at starting Thursday, August 13th! Don’t forget to check out the Sherrod Studio Design Team members’ blogs for even more fun peeks!! There’s more to come - and tomorrow we’ll talk “turkey”!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sherrod Studio SNEAK PEEK # 1

It’s blog hop time!! Sherrod Studio will be releasing 3 brand spanking new stamp sets on August 13th, so from August 10th through the 13th we’ll be giving you some sneak peeks at what Sherrod Studio has in store! Make sure to stop by Sherrod Studio’s blog ( for a chance to win!

The set that I’m giving you a peek at today is called “All Hallow’s Eve”. Included in this set there is a cute witchy-girl on a broom, a scraggily cat, a haunted house, a bubbling cauldron, and a whole bunch of sentiments.

The first card is using the cute witchy-girl. The base card is SU Basic Black. The patterned paper is some I found in the $1.00 bin at Michael’s and is by Colorböc. The image is stamped onto GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used my SU Basic Black marker fine tip to doodle around the edge of the image (to match the doodle design in the patterned paper). The flowers are Primas and the cool green and white striped brads are Reflections. Isn’t she jus t adorable?!?

The second card for today is made using the haunted house image from the All Hallow’s Eve set. The image is stamped onto GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I chose not to color the image- I thought being black and white gave it a spookier look, and just sponged black ink along the edges of the image panel. Again, the card base is SU Basic Black, layered with Pumpkin Pie and Cast-a-Spell DSP (I just LOVE that DSP!) The black and green organdy ribbons are from Offray.

My last card for today uses the scraggily cat image. The card is 4 x 8-1/2”. I punched out a 1-3/8” circle in a scrap piece of paper, then used that as a “stencil” to sponge the moon onto GP110 white cardstock using SU’s Summer Sun ink. Then I stamped the cat using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it using my Copic W-3 marker. I then stamped “Happy Haunting”, which is actually 2 separate stamps and sponged around the edges of the image using Basic Black ink. Then I paper punched along the edges. The purple brads are from Reflections. The flowers are Primas. All papers are SU (Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore and 2 different patterns of Cast-a-Spell DSP) except for the white which is GP110. (Sorry if this picture is a little blurry- Blogger doesn't seem to like this size card!) EDIT: Looks like Blogger REALLY doesn't like this size card- it's cut part of it off...
Make sure to stop back by again tomorrow for more sneak peeks!! And while you’re at it, make sure to stop by the Sherrod Studio’s Design Team members’ blogs for more peeks at what’s in store!!

Sherrod Studio Design Team

See you tomorrow!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

An Award & Sneak Peeks are Coming!!!

First off, I'd like to thank Heidy at for honoring me with this blog award. Make sure to go check out her wonderful blog for some great inspiration! Thanks, Heidy!!

Now, down to business...Starting tomorrow morning, I, along with the other Sherrod Studio Design Team members, will be previewing 3 fabulous new stamp sets that will be released on Thursday, August 13th at . I think you'll LOVE these new sets! I know I do!!! So, Monday, August 10th through Thursday, August 13th, you'll be treated to some fabulous artwork from our very talented Design Team, so make sure you stop by daily to see what we're offering!!! See you then!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Partridge Family Flashback...

If you're as old as I am, you'll remember The Partridge Family TV show (::sigh:: David Cassidy!) Anyway, I found this scrapbook paper at my LSS- Create IT Crafts- and thought it was cute, so I bought it. Then I noticed this set in the new SU catalog and I had a Partridge Family flashback and I was 12 again! :) So, I went ahead and ordered it. Yesterday, the Meade Girls got together for a triple birthday bash at a local pizza place and my "dealer"...I mean demo...Tracy, brought me my order so I couldn't wait to see how this set looked with the paper. Well, it's not an exact match, but it'll, here's the card that I made this morning using that paper and the Happy Together stamp set...

The cardstock is all SU- Taken with Teal, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The patterned paper is Green Woodland Birds by DCWV, Inc. The Old Olive panel was embossed using the Forest Branches embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. The ribbon is SU Old Olive thin twill and the brads are Fresh Paint Embellishments from Marvella by K & Co. The images are stamped using SU's Chocolate Chip ink and colored with SU Markers- Old Olive, Taken with Teal and Barely Banana. The image is sponged with Creamy Caramel ink. Mother Partridge is punched out using the 1-1/4" circle punch and layered on a 1-3/8" circle of Old Olive and then layered on a scallop cut from Taken with Teal. The sentiment Happy Together is stamped in Chocolate Chip and punched out using the Word Window Punch. So much for my travels back in back to the real world!

I've been busy making cards for Sherrod Studio's upcoming sneak peek and blog hop starting on Monday. I hope you stop back in again to see all the fun cards I've been making!! (It's SO hard to keep a secret!!!)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Card Gone Wrong...

Well...I got my stamp order from Hambo stamps and hadn't had a chance to play with them, so, today I decided I'd make a card using the "Crack Stamper" stamp. The image turned out great- stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on GP110 white cardstock and colored using Copic Markers. I doodled around the edge using my SU Basic Black marker fine tip. So far, so good. I decided to use some of the new Basic Grey Lemonade paper that I had bought- yet, still good...I picked SU's Basic Black as the base card with a layer of Glorious Green, matching the green in the patterned paper...STILL good...I decided to add some Prima flowers and a gold brad- just making it better...but what happened next is beyond me. I, being the ribbon-a-holic that I am, decided that the card NEEDED I pulled out my SU Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon that matched the patterned paper and started putting it on...and on...and on...and on...well, THIS is what I wound up with...THIS is what NOT to do when card making!
It was AFTER I had the card completed that I realized it looks like a psychedelic barber pole!
Well, once that mono-adhesive is down it's stuck! So, I have this hideous card that I can use in a 'fugly' contest! :) So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hi, there, "deer" friend

I love this little set from Stampin' Up, but I just have a hard time coming up with a decent card using it. This is my second attempt using this set (the first ended up in the trash!) I used Bashful Blue for the base card, and Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana for the layers. The patterned paper is Cheeky from Making Memories. I used the SU eyelet border punch and SU Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers to color the tree. The owl and rabbit are stamped in Chocolate Chip, cut out and popped up using dimensionals. The large pink flower is from Irene's Garden and the smaller orange and green flowers are Primas. The pink gem brad is from S.E.I.
The "Hi there" stamp is from Savvy Stamps. It's a little small for the space, but once it's's on! :) The ribbon is from Michael's.
I guess it's okay, but I really need to practice with this set. Maybe I'll go check out the SCS gallery for some inspiration!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Jawing for Halloween

Well, since I've been working on cards for the sneak peek of Sherrod Studio's new releases (and I can't show them to you yet!), I'm in the mood for Halloween (hint, hint!). Anyway, I LOVE SU's new Halloween DSP. I pulled out my Just Jawing set to use with it. All papers are SU- Basic Black, Eggplant Envy, and the new Halloween DSP. The white is GP110. The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with- what else?- my Copics! I sponged Eggplant Envy around the edges and I colored in one of his teeth using a gold metallic pen. The purple gem brads are from S.E.I. The large black flower is from Irene's Garden. The purple organdy ribbon is Offray. I might send this too my newphew for Halloween, if it isnt' too 'girly' with the flower.

Make sure to check back because on Monday, August 10th, we'll start posting sneak peeks of Sherrod Studio's new releases...and I must say, I love the images!!! I'm having so much fun 'playing' with them!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sweet Dreamers' Challenge # 2- Reuse/Recycle

The Sweet Dreamers' challenge for this week was to create a card using something that you normally would have thrown away. So, this is the card that I created for the challenge:

The card is made using all scrap paper- SU's old Bravo Burgundy, a discarded piece of River Rock, and a left-over piece of SU Bella Rosa DSP. The tag is a price tag from a t-shirt that my husband bought turned over to the blank side. The gold brad was taken off of an old card. The black organdy ribbon was tied around a pair of pajamas I bought last winter (and, being the ribbon-aholic that I am, I wasn't about to throw it away!) The FOREVER "sticker" is from an empty book of Forever postage stamps. I used SU's retired Roses In Winter stamp set. Inks used are Rose Red, Cranberry Crisp, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi and stamped on a scrap of GP110 white cardstock. Not too bad, I guess! :)

Make sure to keep checking here for upcoming "Sneak Peeks" of Sherrod Studios' new releases available for purchase on August 13th. I can tell you the new sets are WONDERFUL!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Gem" of a Christmas

I recently received my latest stamp order from Pink Gem Designs and hadn't had a chance to play with them, so today, I decided to have a go at them. This first card is made using Mimi & Snowman. Isn't this an adorable image? Janet makes THE best images and the cutest faces!! Go check out her website Anyway, I stamped the image onto GP110 white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copics. The cardstock is SU- Riding Hood Red and Green Galore. The patterned paper is unknown. It is some I purchased from a 'yard sale' table at my LSS and I didn't see a name on the paper. I layered the image onto white glitter linen paper from S.E.I. The snowflake brad is from Recollections and the self-stick crystals are from Bazzill. Boy, I didn't realize how crooked I had the image until after it scanned! Oops!
My second card uses an image called Rodney Reindeer. What a cutie! Again, the image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto GP 110 white CS and colored with Copics. The cardstock is SU- Tempting Turquoise and Real Red. The patterned paper I THINK might be SU, but I'm not sure. It was a scrap in my box. The "Merry & Bright" sentiment is SU from a retired sentiment set. The large and small brads are from Recollections and the gold metallic ribbon is from Michael's.
Hmm- maybe I'll go add some stickles to the 'snowflake' dots on both of these cards!
Well, now that gives me a big whopping 4 Christmas cards made!! Guess I really should get busy and make some more! It's only a little less than 5 months till Christmas!! Yikes!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sweet Dreamers' Challenge # 1- About Me!

The Sweet Dreamers’ challenge for this week was “About Me”. We were to create a card or other project that used our favorite colors but also told a little about what we like to do- other than stamping.

This is my card for the challenge. As far as a favorite color- well, I don’t really have ONE favorite color- I like LOTS of different colors…I love hot pinks, bright greens, purples- just about any color as long as it’s bright! As far as my likes- well, I ride my own motorcycle and I LOVE it! There’s nothing better than cruising the back roads on a beautiful, sunny, warm day! Here, I used Hanna Stamps’ Route 66 stamp set. When this set first came out, I just HAD to have it, and since then I’ve amassed quite a large motorcycle stamp collection! Hanna and her bike are colored with my favorite coloring medium- Copic Markers! My bike is black meta-flake, (I just LOVE anything sparkly- BUT I’m glitterphobic, so I don’t use glitter much!) so instead, I used this black sparkly linen from S.E.I., as well as the glitter chipboard flower from Making Memories. I colored the motorcycle pink because one of these days (maybe next summer!) I’ll get a new bike and it’ll be something BRIGHT! Don’t know if it’ll be pink, but I know it won’t be black- although I DO wear a pink helmet- pink with silver swirls and skulls! The Route 66 image is from Artistic Outpost’s Route 66 stamp set. I used the route sign because I love to travel. I have a t-shirt that says “Silly boys, motorcycles are for girls” and I love it, so I decided to use that as the sentiment on my card. The gas pump is also from Hanna Stamps’ Route 66 set. I included this image- not because I like pumping gas- but because I DON’T pump gas…never have…I have NO idea how to even go about it! I have a wonderful husband that keeps my car and bike gassed up for me! Yes, I guess I’m spoiled!
So, that’s me in a nutshell. I had fun with this challenge and look forward to doing more! Hope you enjoyed it, too!