Monday, May 26, 2008

I wanna rock and roll all night...and party every day...

How's your long weekend going? I have been having a fun time with the boys and Josh. Today we went to my mom's to cook out burgers & swim in the pool. So fun! Even more fun?? GUITAR HERO! Yeah, it's a sickness. But it's sooo fun. You gotta try it!

I have to declare this post a definite ENABLER ALERT!! Are you ready?

Have you seen the new stamps from Stampavie? I especially love the Lily and Milo stamps from Rachelle Anne Miller. Sooo stinkin cute!! They are high quality photopolymer, clear stamps, and are very large images. So I finally caved and ordered them late Thursday morning at the link above. And guess what??? Not only did I get a shipping notice that SAME DAY at 3:00, but my stamps arrived on Saturday!! Seriously!! How awesome is that?

Of course, I had to ink them right up! I printed off Taylor's Cupcake Challenge from this week (see the link here: Taylored Expressions: Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #17) and had to make not one, but two cards for the challenge.

This one is Lily - My Little Friend, isn't she a DOLL? I stamped her in Brilliance Graphite Black and watercolored her with my reinkers & Niji Waterbrushes. One of my favorite parts of the card are the elements I used for the three embellishments on the side. Here's a close-up:

I layered the smallest Prima flowers first, then adhered one of my new favorite embellishments, Teeny Roses from Stamping Bella. In the center of the flowers I adhered 2mm Swarovski Crystals. How yummy are those??? Love it.

For my next card, I chose Lily - Picking Flowers. She is definitely a little bit more detailed (ok, A LOT more detailed), so I colored her with Copic Markers, then added some Stickles for a little bling.
Yep, there's my embellishment trio again. I couldn't help it!! I also love that both of these images matched up fabulously with two of my favorite A Muse sentiments.

Anywho, I was excited to share these with you...I hope you like them! Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

8 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

How adorable, Shannan! Such SWEET cards!

happiness blooms said...

Both are ADORABLE Shannan! I like how you flipped the sketch around!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are so bad for my stamp budget!! I had just ordered some stuff from Sweet and Sassy Stamps(preordered some Sarah Kay images and got some Lily and Milo's)and Bella, and I do believe it may be all your fault!! That must mean you are GOOD right!!

Elizebeth said...

You know I love Lily!!! These are so adorable, and I love your embelly trio! Isn't that little hat the cutest?

Ida said...

These are so sweet and so cute. Have to check out the company now.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh. my. goodness. Can't breathe! Must get these stamps!!!! ooooooh -- call 911!!!

Karyn aka OakvilleMom said...

Great card Shannan! For sure I will try combining my little Bella roses with primas-that's brilliant!! As usual your coloring is Da Bomb!!

Bethany Paull said...

You aren't kidding you enabler, you! I saw these when they were first advertised on SCS and didn't think they were for me, but now I'm questioning my decision. GREAT coloring!

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