Friday, April 29, 2011

For Jenna: "Im not that kind of girl, not for one dollar!"

Last night, I didnt want to watch the "Royal Wedding"... but I was really pissed off when I am watching my favorite show (Late night with Jimmy Fallon) was cut off rudely by the wedding!! I was not a happy camper!! Trust me!!!

While watching tv last night, I thought about all my upcoming deadlines. I have 2 cards for SCS-DSS and a reveal gift. So I have to get creative. I already went over the $15 minimum... I have a kick ass little sis, and by the way.... SHE'S TOO SMART FOR HER OWN GOOD!!! So worked on her reveal gift for a while, then  I was like... man I dont want to stamp... ME NOT STAMP!!!! Its crazy to think. So I sat down and "doodled".

This is on 12x12 white scrapbook paper. Inks are just your normal sharpie :) I should be like the spokeswoman for sharpie ;) I even have a scrapbook page frame for this. This piece of art is for my friend JENNA! its for her house. She is probably one of the only people who has been around my art process, and has been a willing reciepent this whole time. :) Its funny, because I am notorious for drawing these little doodles in the bar when I am the DD, she puts them in her purse and color at work the following work week.

Monday, April 25, 2011

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

-James Whistler
So this is a Cheeky Rockabilly from TGF. I love her, and I dont use her all that often.

I made this card for my sister in law Brenda. She turns 41 this year. I figured I should make her a card. :) I used some papers that a friend had given me... She is colored with colored pencil and baby oil gel. The sketch, is similar to the upcoming Bombshell Stamps May sketch. ;) Shhhhh I didnt show you something similar.

I hope she likes it!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Diem leaving and Easter goodies!

Over the past few days, I have had the lack of sleep planning Diem's departure for 3 months, and getting ready for an early easter for her. Diem left yesterday, and arrived safely this morning. :)  Here are some random photos of whats been going on in the past few days... If youre my friend on Facebook, you have seen most of these. :) Sorry for the crappy photos, my camera... still broken and I am too lazy to fix it.

First you have pictures of Diem and her cat. (ABOVE)

Now on to some craft projects: Every holiday, I make treats for my friends, and Diem and I get alllllll dressed up deliver them to everyone. This holiday, not only did I make the treats (some pictures showing the massive amounts of treats), but I also got creative and decorated some treat bags. I bought the brown bags, and used cardstock, Stamps, SU ink, MS Daffodil template, and some glitter glue. Some people had their names on the bags... Which they could take the tag off and reuse the bag :) I hope everyone enjoyed them. It meant a lot to Diem and I to go see everyone especially on her last day in town. :)

Finally here are some pictures... of her and I. The one of us was taken yesterday while at the assisted living facility that Great Gram-cracker is in. And here is a picture of Diem dyeing easter eggs!!!

We hope you have a wonderful Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bombshell Blog hop! Theme: Weddings

Welcome! If you came here from the lovely, Miss September,Stempelientje, then youre on the right track, if not, you can start from the very beginning with the Bombshell Stamps Blog. The theme for this bloghop is Weddings. 2011 seems to be the year of all my friends getting married, and or engaged.

One of my close friends that I have known for several years now is getting married September 2011. I am soooo excited for her. I already made her an engagement card, I figured, I should make her a HONEYMOON card. That goes within the relm of WEDDINGS right? She and her future husband are going to Hawaii, so I figured what a great HONEYMOON card would be using RISE AND SHINE from the Bombshell Stamps collection?

"Becky the Bride" (this is what I am calling this bombshell right now) is in a white bathing suit, to resemble being a bride, with pink heels (one of her wedding colors). She is colored with Prismacolor, and SU stampin write markers.

All patterned paper comes from the Travel pack by Making Memories. I used CB embossing folder with GP 110 white paper, then rubbed my SU Baja breeze classic ink pad over the top for a different dimension. I used my MS double loop border punch for some more accent, and used some twine as well.

I made my own banner, I took off the RISE AND SHINE and replaced it with ENJOY YOUR HONEYMOON... please enjoy my crappy handwriting :) I put the banner up on pop dots for more dimension.

I hope Becky enjoys it!!! Now, on to the rest of the lovely bloghop, and check out the lovely bombshell Raven, who to see what she is cookin up for you! Raven also happens to be next months Pin Up girl for the month of MAY!!!

Enjoy, and keep on Rockin!

Miss June --- Em

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Butterfly Queen

Okay, I may possibly have a new stamp addiction to the Butterfly Queen that I have been hoarding. I love her!! I plan to use her more often! :)

I stamped her out 3 times, and used dimensionals to make her really stand off the page. She is stamped in versafine on GP 110. She is colored with Prismacolors, and SU Stampin Write Markers.

All patterned papers come from the travel stack, by making memories. They are also scraps from another card I had made that is very similar to this one. Solids are either bazzil or recollections.

The ribbon comes out of my stash... the butterflies come from SU butterfly punch, and they also feature dimensionals and the occasional brad.

I adore this card. I dont think I can part with it. We will see. I just love it sooooo much!

I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Butterfly Queen

I have never used this stamp, and I have had it for a few months now. I have always said... oh I will get to it, and then I pick up one of the other stamps I adore.

Sorry for Such a blurry picture. Maybe one of these days I will get my camera fixed, and or maybe I will just scan them from now on! haha who knows! But Anyway!

This Butterfly Queen comes from Bombshell stamps. She is a total knock out, and she is kind of intimidating. I wish I had a body like that! She is stamped in Versafine, and colored with Prismacolor, and SU! All papers are Bazzil or Recollections... Except for the patterned paper, which I think is K&Co, but I am not positive. I really love the distressed edges on this card. I dont do that normally.... and did you notice... NO embellishments!!! Thats a first for me too!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rachael's Handmade Designs: Thursday's Interview: Bombshell Em!

I was featured at Ms. April RACHAEL!!! from Bombshell Stamps personal blog today! :) She is totally rockin', and you need to check her out. I adore her. Maybe one day I will be blessed to meet her! Rachael's Handmade Designs: Thursday's Interview: Bombshell Em!: "1. What’s your name and shop name and what do you do? Emily and my blog is : 2. Wh..."

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cute Card, Cute Soldier

 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

I love it when I get late night phone calls from amazing friends that I have not talked to in a while. My friend Gary. I love him. He is someone I consider one of my BEST friends. I met him my first months of living in Iowa. He is from Muscatine, which is a little over an hour from where I was living. He would come visit me in at college, and we would sit and talk for hours. He and I have talked about so many things, and one of them being him joining the Army. He is currently stationed in Fort Irwin. Which is near Barstow, California. He is so close to me now, and I need to maybe go visit him. Or invite him up for a holiday. I just never know when he has his four day weekends until the last minute. He is super adoreable, and he knows how much he means to me. <3 I dont know what I would do with out him. He has been there for me more than I could ever imagine during his busy life schedule. Tonight, we talked on the phone for 3 hours. Which is NOT our record FYI. By the end of the night he was reciting movie quotes to Talledega Nights, Step Brothers, Supertroopers, and The Ringer. I love him, and I miss him!

I made this card for OWH. I LOVE all the new images from The Greeting Farm. My friend LENA!!!! got some cool new images from her cousin JAMMIE!!!! and When I was at Lena's I stamped out a bunch of the images to see if they were worthy of my purchase.... I might just have to! She is colored with Prismacolors, and SU! All paper is Recollections or Bazzil Basics. I also used scraps from my Bombshell cards in previous posts to use with this card. So that means I also followed Colour Q Challenge #77 with this card. :) I hope you enjoy, as I had fun making it!

April 2nd and my moms birthday card :)

Okay, so I think, I am pretty positive I posted a picture of this card before, but it was from my cell phone. This card, needed to be photographed with a real camera!!! Just so you can see how vibrant that daffodil is!!! I cant wait to give it to her (mom). Shes going to love it! I know it!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April 1st!

Happy April First!

No, I dont have some sick joke to pull on all of you. I can be cruel, but not that cruel. I like to pull jokes any other day, but today.. Got to keep people on their toes!

It is such a nice WARM day here in sunny Northern California! It is so nice to be outside for once, and not having to deal with the massive amounts of rain we have been having. This is like day 4 of this nice weather, and I hope it keeps up! Now if I could just keep the Little Miss (Diem) outside, that would be fantastic!


A couple nights ago... well about a week ago, I went to my friend Lena's house. We have not hung out in weeks!!! We made cards together, and we always like to challenge each other. My challenge was to use a BOMBSHELL stamp, and you have to use it in a PATRIOTIC way. :) So, this was my take on the challenge :)

The stamp set used was Bombshell Stamps RISE AND SHINE. Which is in my top 3 favorite sets! :) She looks so lovely just lounging around in her little hammock :)

All papers used are Recollections, the glittery star brads are also Recollections. I tend to hoard them. They are some of my favorite Embellishments! I also used Cuttlebug's Stars Embossing folder. It is also one of my favorites to use with my Bombshells.

This little lady was colored with Prismacolor (skin) and all the other details are from Stampin Up!
 I think what really helps her stand out on this card is the black border around her, and litterally she is popping off the page with a few mini pop dots. :) I love how she turned out.

And now... On to other business. :) This whole month of April at Bombshell Stamps is dedicated to Ms April herself Rachael at Rachael's Handmade Designs. I love this girl. Even though I have not met this amazing lady in person, only virtually she is crazy talented and such an amazing blessing in my life. She has some wicked talents. I wish I was half as talented as her! Please stop by her blog, and show her some lovin!!! She needs all the support she can get. Tell her that Bombshell Stamps Ms. June sent you her way!!!