Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Attack of the scallops!

Okay, so who else out there is like me and has trouble putting the scallop punches down? Is it a disease? Do I need to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy? Someone help me! I thought I was doing good last week when my post had no cards with scallop punches used! Well, apparently my mind and heart took over because as I was uploading my cards this time I realized that every card used one! Tell me I'm not the only weirdo in the crowd! Well, actually I know that isn't true!! I won't name names but man, some of you are a little Coo-coo! {wink} Moving on!

Alright, I know that it's part of my 'job' to tell you guys how wonderful smARTworks stamps are because I am on their Design Team, but honestly, between you and me, they really do rock! Since I have gotten my DT sets and a few extra ones I just HAD to buy, I haven't been able to put them down. Nor have I wanted to! If you haven't checked them out yet, you simply MUST do so! They have something for everyone! Not to mention, that cute Birdie Bitties set I used last post (Oh Happy Day card) is only $2.00! How can you beat that? Oh wait, you can't! So go here. Man, I should get paid commission! {wink}

This first one is another attempt at using the bird on the branch. I did a no layer card with it before and loved it so much I didn't want to do it any other way! But! I also wanted to see what it looked like inside one of my Marvy scallop punches. I pulled out my Mega scalloped oval but it just wasn't big enough and I have held myself back from getting the Giga! So, next I pulled out my Giga scalloped circle. It worked great but I had to fill the branches a little. All I did was re-ink the bottom branch and fill it in where it needed. I thought the soft colors of the Lilly Kate BG paper went well with the soft colors of the bird and flowers.

  • Spring #1 and Middie Messages #2 (smARTworks) stamp sets
  • BasicGrey Lilly Kate DP
  • Marvy Giga scalloped circle
  • Prismacolors and Gamsol
  • ric rac
  • Copic gray marker
  • push pin
  • pop dots

This next one is quite out of my 'zone' that I usually stick to. Which is why I think I like it! I am just now starting to get the hang of shading more with my Prismacolors. I am using two different colors on some things now (like the leaves) and actually don't hate the result! I swear though I can't put that Copic marker down! Love how it outlines!

  • Spring #1, Middie Messages #2 (smARTworks) stamp sets
  • polka dot DP (can't remember maker, it was scrap)
  • Real Red, Certainly Celery, white CS
  • Cuttlebug Swirls EF
  • Marvy Mega scalloped oval
  • Word Window punch
  • Coluzzle oval template
  • Prismacolors and Gamsol
  • scalloped scissors
  • Copic gray marker
  • push pin
  • ribbon
  • pop dots

The last one actually I couldn't wait to use! It came in my Starving Artistamps order that I got in the mail today! Aren't those birds too cute for words!?! Get this, their names are Pip and Oggy! Can you believe that!?! They are part of the 'Doodle Factory' line. Oh my gosh, when I looked at these I wanted every single one!!! But, thank goodness I limited myself to 4! Plus she added a free small one in with my order! Here is the link. You must go look NOW! I got Pip & Oggy and Tobias from the Doodle Animals and then I got Zot and Yapples from the Doodle Creatures line. I thought the Zot would be absolutely perfect for making cards for those addicted to coffee and can't function without it! And Yapples was just too stinkin' funny. Now that I think about it, I need more of these guys! They are so up my alley!!!

  • Pip & Oggy from Doodle Factory line (Starving Artistamps), Be (TAC) stamp sets
  • Marvy Giga and Mega scalloped circle punches, Super Jumbo circle punch
  • Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue, white CS
  • Prismacolors and Gamsol
  • ribbon
  • push pin
  • pop dots
  • black pen for landscape

Alright, on a side note I just wanted to share that I recently watched Pirates of the Caribbean 3 and boy, dissapointed was an understatement! Jolee and Ava both love the POTC 1 &2 and will sit and watch it over and over again. Ava was done about 20 minutes in and Jolee was disinterested about halfway through. They even lost me until the fight scene at the end! And the end made me mad too! Ah well, I guess you can't expect too much from a 3rd movie.

Joe and I also saw Knocked Up. That was pretty funny. Lots of F-bombs but removing all of that it definitely amused us!

I wanted to get Wild Hogs at Blockbusted but they were all gone by the time I got there. Bummer. I hear it's pretty funny.

What movies have you guys seen lately? And that dissapointed? Any you loved? Fill me in!


Jackie said...

I love the scallop punches, too, and can't seem to make a card without at least one these days! I love your cards, they are wonderful!

We saw Stardust at the movies last weekend and loved it! I am hoping to see Wild Hogs this weekend, it looks like it will be hilarious! Also, on DVD, is Miss Potter, about Beatrix Potter, and I thought it was an excellent movie!

Rose Ann said...

I love your "With thoughts of you" card! The LillyKate works so well with that image, and you colored it so nicely!

Your coloring on the second card is wonderful as well! I love the colors you used, and the polka dots.

Your last card is super cute!! Perfect sentiment.

I love all your scallops! ;)

I haven't seen any movies lately. Thanks for your take on the ones you've seen.

Amy said...

Hey Heidi!

Cute cards! Thanks for the heads up on POTC3. I'd contemplated taking the kids to Danbarry to see either that or Shrek 3. Guess we'll go with Shrek. :D

We just picked up Wild Hogs to watch this evening, hope you get your hands on a copy soon.

Jen said...

Love the cards. I also have a problem with being addicted to my scallops. Maybe we should start a support group(haha).

Watched Wild Hogs on Wednesday and it was so funny. I have also watched number 23 which I thought was really stupid and I also went and seen Die Hard 3 which was really good. Have a good weekend

Julie Masse said...

Heidi your cards are great - love them all! The coloring with copics looks so pretty! I only have 1 scalloped punch but am getting a set of those new nestabilities so you'll be seeing more scallops from me soon!! :) Great bio on CC today!! Congrats!