Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bombshell March Hop!

Sorry folks; I dropped the ball on this one! There is a ton of stuff going on behind-the-scenes in my real world at the moment... some to be revealed soon...

In the meantime, I'd just like to say thanks to everyone who's stuck around!!!

Now...go get your fill of Bombshell greatness:

Steph {you are here!}
Crafty Saffy


ps - Crystal, I'll get that post up soon - I haven't forgotten your sweetness!!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm Back!

Hey everyone!
Sorry to be away so long; babies who don't sleep unless you're holding them make it rather hard to get crafty! I did get myself a 'new' camera, btw. It's an older Canon point-and-shoot and cost a whopping $41 on Ebay. I decided to go the relatively cheap route, since Emily really enjoys taking pictures, too - and this way, she can.

Now, on to something crafty:

This would be the card I created for TGF's Royal Battle - Week 1. Little miss Cheeky Shooter is VERY dimensional; her hair is in 3 layers, and her left arm & skirt/leg are two layers each. The teal and orange papers are actually kraft paper sprayed with Riptide & Mimosa Glimmer Mist. The pearl swirls were also GM' was the crochet thread used to tie the buttons. The buttons & the flower were found on Etsy (sold by scrapbookfever & needlecreations, respectively).

Here's where you come in - we need your votes!! Please go to The Greeting Farm's Galleria to place your vote... and who knows? Maybe Karma will be good to you... ;)



Monday, March 15, 2010

Houston, we have a problem...

The beautiful Ms. Emily has killed my camera.

I'm going to take this week 'off' from blogging; I have a zillion things I need to get done, and that includes finding/buying a new camera... So, I'll see you next week!

In the meantime, check out the Bombshell contests here. <--click And the PaperWorks Co. sketch here. <--click


Friday, March 12, 2010

Card-Worthy Occasions... January.

So like I said, I ran out of things to post. Here's the January section for my card organizer:
(Left Page)

There's a 1/2" deep pocket on every other page; I left the page simple, because it will (hopefully) just be covered with cards inside the pocket.

I used the Winter Fairy digi image from The Greeting Farm, and coloured her with Copics & Spica pens. I used the Danielle Young Designs Pearl Polka paper set for all of the interior pages. Can't remember who makes the month stamps, and I don't feel like getting up to go look.
(Right Page)
Oh yeah, and a Bo Bunny clear set was used for the 'note section'. The fairy is very sparkly IRL... maybe I'll take some close-ups of my favorite fairies for another post.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gauche Alchemy BLOG CANDY!!!

Look at all that!

Nina at Gauche Alchemy says this is what's in that pile:
There’s some Japanese-English dictionary pages in there, some Chinese text, pages of a vintage book called “My Man Godfrey”, some vintage images from an advertising catalog, some Webster’s dictionary pages, and some encyclopedia pages.
You've got until March 31 to head over & enter - go show those GA girlies some love!! (And check out their Art Fire store while you're at it!)

Card-Worthy Occasions...

So I built a card organizer back in January, and haven't blogged it yet...
This is what you're going to get peeks of when I run out of things to post. =) Today, you get the front & back covers.
Both were created digitally, using Corel PaintShop Pro X2 and
Danielle Young Designs Drama Queen kit.

I got pretty excited about putting a 'label' right on the back there... Sad, I know.

The page bases began life as 8.5 x 11 plastic report covers, intended to be used as office supplies and 'real' binding machines. I picked up about a zillion packages of them on clearance at Staples for like, $2/pack of 25. Everything went through the Bind-it-all and the book was born.

Maybe now I'll actually remember when peoples birthdays are, and have the forsight to make something in advance... check back tomorrow for January's pages.



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CPS #156

Late again... I used the CPS Sketch#156 for this one... And let me tell you, I will definitely be using it again. You can see the current sketch here.
I went very literal with the sketch, going as far as leaving it mostly white... and I considered using grey as well, but that pink polkie paper was screaming from my scrap pile - I didn't even have to cut it.
You can't really see it, but there are two scored lines across the bottom of the image panel (above & below the sentiment) and one down the right side. And since I thought the top was slightly lacking something, I added three rhinestones there... Yeah for bling!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

PWCO Sunday Sketch #22

This one's for PWCO's Sunday Sketch from February 28; check here for the current sketch!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oh, Alice! Challenge #3 - Painting the Roses Red...!

Hey all!

Here's my Oh, Alice! entry for this week...

The purple & blue circles are shimmery (like nail polish)...and the sentiment is embossed with shimmery red ep. Alice (from TGF's Signature set...which is apparently no longer available), who is holding a red pearl in place of a rose, actually swings back & forth when the card is tilted; the two strategically placed baubles on either side of her head keep her from doing a full-on 360.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mojo Monday # 128

Slippin' this in under the wire....

IRL, the yellows in the image (from Bombshell Stamps - Hula Girl set) truly do match the yellow papers.
(Look - my 'mantra' worked! I cranked out 4 cards yesterday, and should have more time to play today, too!)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Guess what?!

NOT another oldie!
Here's my entry for the Oh, Alice Challenge #2 - Running in a Sketchy Circle; you were to use a wonderful sketch by Mary Giles...
In carrying on with the whole Alice theme, I used the White Rabbit from TGF's Wonderland set; the rubber set is no longer available, but Marie has just re-released the set in digi form for anyone who missed out.

See this paper? How perfectly Alice is it? The Mad Hatter herself sent some (along with a stack of other pretty papers & a bag full of buttons, bling, and flowers) when I bought some of her used SU sets.


The little white rabbit is on a springy piece of cardstock, so he kind of sproings around when the card is open. You can't really tell from the photo, but his head is also popped up.

Oh, and there's some acetate in the hole on the front, to keep the White Rabbit contained while the card is closed... can't have little bunnies running around unattended, now can we?



One More Oldie...

Sorry for the crappy picture; no one ever accused me of being a good photographer.
Here's a cookie sheet message board I made back in July (?)... I found these magnetic dry-erase calendars at the dollar store, but they were really ugly colours. Black spray paint fixed that. Then I made month magnets for it, because I spray painted over where you were supposed to write that in. The round yellow things underneath the calendar are also magnets; I just used the polka dotty paper, punched out circles (1/2"?), adhered to the magnet, and then covered in UTEE. The three circle boards on the left side are wood pieces from M's; the top one was painted in chalkboard paint, the second one has a layer of foam covered in a layer of cork (which was stamped in white ink; the yellow flower centers are actually tacks) and the third one was just spray painted & then I attached a stack of yellow sticky notes. I also put a magnet on the back of a binder clip, so I could include some chalk... and the dry erase marker came with the calendar. Oh yes, and the cookie sheet was on sale at WalMart. It was something like $2.

Taaa-Daaaaaa.... super-easy gift that looks great and didn't cost an arm & a leg.

I. Will. Get. Some. Crafty. Time. This. Weekend. <~~That's my new mantra.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another oldie...

This one uses a High Hopes dragon; they used to have the cutest dragons, next to Dustin Pike - but now that they've merged, there's some major cuteness happening. Anyway, this was last year sometime. Seymore the Dragon is coloured with Bic Mark-it's and Spica pens were used in strategic places, including the background. This whole card is very sparkly IRL... and it's a spinner, too! (WOOO HOOOO! Love those cards!)
Still no crafting time.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

An oldie...

but a goodie.
I made this one...two (?) years ago and realized it's never been blogged.
I think it might be oldies for the rest of the week, too... I haven't had any crafty time.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

With Sympathy...

A simple sympathy card for a dear friend... Looks a lot like the last sympathy card I did...Minus the shimmer.
(Said 'dear friend' is male... pretty sure he won't miss the shimmer!)
Bermuda Bay, Ivory & White... not too loud, but not depressing, either!

Monday, March 1, 2010


And the winners are...

*Drumroll please....*

Not sure how I want to start this post.
Nothing witty & fun is coming to mind, SO, let's just go backwards.
The 7 extra names I drew as a result of winding up with 156 followers are:
(And I haven't exactly figured out what all these packages will include, so it'll be a surprise!)
7. Randi at The Dark Mermaid
4. Ruthie at her blog here
3. Stempelientje at her blog here
1. Vel at Halcyon Dreams
at Ramblings of a FibreJunky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CONGRATS everyone,
and thank you to all who entered!!
If you winners would be so kind as to contact me at
PinkStarCreations (at) Hotmail (dot) Com
by March 7, 2010 with your (complete) mailing info,
that would be great.
Have an awesome day, all!