Thursday, July 28, 2011


Okay, I know I am a few days late!! I have been running my hind-end off the last week and I didn't have a chance til now to do it.

The winner of the Blast Off stamp set is Glora. Congratulations Glora!!!
Please send me you info at albertsdob {at} gmail {dot} com.
Here are a couple of photos to show you what I have been doing!! Talk to you soon!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I Love this Life and a Giveaway!!!

As my introduction week winds down over at the Market Street blog, I have one last project to show you.
I love really great sentiment stamps, and I have to tell you, Market Street has some awesome ones. I find myself using the Simple Joys set over and over and over again. Not only are there 2 different fonts on this set, but the fonts work so well together, it is so fun mix and match.
On this card I used just the one type, but it totally describes how I am feeling lately. Not to mention the colors are the bomb, if I do say so myself ;)

I have had my Cricut for a long time now, and I use it maybe once a month or less, so I thought I would dust it off. I used the Storybook cartridge for the window and thought it came out pretty neat. The labels are from Spellbinders, the paper is from Lilybee Design and the bling is from Want2Scrap.
I hope you are all getting excited to find out who is on the new Design Team. I know I am, as the suspense is killing me. Knowing the wonderful people that Angelica and Stephanie are, tells me it will be a great one!!
Earlier this week, I said that there just might be something in it for you, so I thought I would do a give away!!
Head on over to Market Street Stamps and check out all of their wonderful stamps, then head on back here and let me know which one is your favorite.
On Tuesday evening I will choose a random winner who will receive the Blast Off stamp set.
Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heart Compass

Hello and welcome back to another beautiful day!
As I shared yesterday, I have been honored again to be on the Market Street Stamps design team, this time as a Senior Design Team Member. Today I am sharing a project that I made using one of the newest stamp sets, Compass, and one of the first background stamps that Angelica released, Here Comes the Sun.

I am of very strong belief in life that everything happens for a reason. And when those reasons really don't seem to make sense, I very firmly believe that you should let your heart be your guide. And that brings me to the tag that I made.
Using my Vintage Photo Distress Stain, I coated the background stamp completely a couple of times, then quickly huffed on it to reactivate some of the dried ink and stamped down onto the tag. Though the image did not come out solid, I was very happy with the results. I then used Peeled Paint Distress Ink to stamp the compass into the center of the sun area. I added a small piece of patterned from Sassafras Lass, which was punched with a border punch, the sentiment, jute and a button and WALLAH!, a beautiful tag to add to a gift bag, hang as inspiration, or to do any ol' thing you like with.

I hope you enjoy and I will be back tomorrow with another project!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Your such a Sweetie and an Announcement!!

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA. I have been spending some much needed time with my hubby who has been traveling an awful lot.
The next three weeks will also be light on posts, but there will be some going on.

Alright, are you all ready for a super exciting announcement?
You may have seen it already if you have been over to the Market Street Stamps blog.
I am back for another term on the design team as a Senior Design Team Member!!!
I am so excited!! Not only do they have some of the best stamps around, but I have the wonderful privelage to be able to call the sweet Miss Angelica one of my friends. We met nearly a year ago at a Copic class and hit it off right away. And, I've got to tell you, she is one of the most gifted artists I have ever met.
If you haven't been over to her store or blog go check them out so you know what I mean!!

Here is my card for this month's Sketch Challenge for Market Street. I used the flower from Homegrown and the sentiment from Follow Your Heart stamp set. 
I will be back tomorrow with another post.
Enjoy your evening!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Homegrown, Follow Your Heart}
Patterned Paper: Lilybee Design {Picket Fence}
Ink: VersaMagic, Momento
Ribbon: stash
Bling: Kaisercraft

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm Alive!!

Just wanted to pop in quick and let you all know that, yes, I am in fact alive. I've been away on vacation and am now home {for now}. I will have at least 3 posts this week so make sure you come back and check them out!!! I have an exciting announcement later this week, and there just might be something in it for you ;)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

And the Winner is...

Just wanted to do a quick post for the winner of my Chalk review post.
The winner is:

#4 BunnyFreak

She said:

"Thanks for the review. I would love to learn more about the differences in resist inks/ embossing inks."

Please email me at albertsdob {at} gmail {dot} com.

I have just gotton back from a mini vacation, so I will post another project soon.
Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far!!


Here is my card for this month's Color Cue Challenge over at Market Street Stamps. I had a lot of fun with this color combo, as it is one of my favorites! Nothing special technique wise here, but I did use a darker grey ink to make it look as though there was a watermark under the peace sentiment.
Hope you enjoy!!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Market Street Stamps {Hippie Chic}
Patterned Paper: Authentique {Journey}
Ribbon: Rust Pickle
Border Punch: Fiskers

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Today is Your Day, SHINE!!

***Don't forget to check out this post for your chance to win some great blog candy!!***
***There's only a couple days left to enter the sketch challenge over at Market Street Stamps Blog, so go check that out!!***

Hello and welcome to another Saturday Challenge from 365 Cards. Today's prompt is "Sketch from a Card."   Pam asked me to make a card, and her goal was to show you how easy is is to take inspiration from it and draw a sketch.

This card is pretty basic. I took a couple of coordinating patterned papers and found a layering situation that just felt right. 
I wanted to incorporate the small scalloped pattern that is in the top most paper, so I used my border punch to emulate that. I wanted the SHINE part of the sentiment to stand out, so I literally made it shine using Glossy Accents.
The flower was cut from a piece of ribbon to make an embellishment, I just chose to spray it with some mists to make it match the rest of the card.
I hope you all enjoy your holiday weekend!!

Card Recipe
Patterned Paper and Sentiment: Authentique Paper {Uncommon}
Fabric Flower: Maya Road
Spray Mists: October Afternoon's Sprinklers {Strawberry}, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {Black Cherry}
Border Punch: EK Success {Open Scallop}