Tuesday, July 29, 2008

For the troops!

In honor of H&M stamps new release (which will be on August 1st) the designers have been given some blog candy to give away...thanks to Heather! You can check out Heather's blog here for all the new stuff going on at H&M. You can also visit the other designer's blogs and the design team blog for even more chances to win!


Since this is a military dedication month, Heather has generously set up a collection to help the troops. For everyone who purchases both of the new releases, $5.00 will be donated by H&M stamps!

You can make donations via H&M stamps...just send your check or MO to:

H&M Stamps
C/O Help the troops
2303 E Golf Course Rd NE
Alexandria, MN 56308

Check out my blog for a sneak peek at H&M's new releases and for the blog candy info on Friday, August 1st...see you then!

Monday, July 28, 2008

busy weekend!

Well, I had a very busy stamping weekend! Right here on Splitcoaststampers, my virtual home away from home, it was a VSN Mini on Friday night, some challenges I did for the week and this whole week was the Dirty Dare 08. That is a bunch of awesome challenges set up by members of the dirty dozen right here on SCS.

This was for the Limited Supplies Challenge this week...a tough one! Limited layers, no markers or coloring things, no Cuttlebug, no other embellishments except for ribbon or twine...only ink and stamps! Yikes! Well, thanks to my Mother-in-Law I now can make awesome clouds with the help of a scallop punch! So there is my balloons in the sky!

This one was one of my favs from VSN Mini...the polished stone technique. I just love how the paper looks like an actual piece of stone or marble! This beachy themed card went perfect with the subtle colors in the polished stone.

This was another fav of mine from the mini...to use only what was left on our workspace at the end of the night! Well, mine was a total mess and I knew I was going to do some kind of quilt or patchwork when I saw a few scalloped squares lying around. And my Martha stamp was a hit!

So that was just a few...I'll try to post some more tomorrow!

PS *** update on the doll beds....I put them on ebay for  a 7 day auction...no takers! Not even any questions asked! :( So I relisted it, lowered the shipping and figured I'd try one more time! We'll see...
If you want to inquire about one, please email me directly at resqbarbie@mac.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Color challenge and Magnolia Stamps

This was for the color challenge this week on SCS...soft sky, river rock and very vanilla. How soft and pretty are these colors?!

recipe: Saltbox studios stamps, soft sky, river rock and river rock DP, CB embossing folder, memento black ink, prismacolor watercolor pencils.

Check out Magnolia Stamps! I just love these cuties! They are from the Sweden and they are just adorable! I did a swap with my friend Denise in England and got a bunch of them but I still want MORE! You can check out Artfully Ila HERE....she has some to give away (lucky girl!).  When I actually get some I'll certainly post....Have a great week!

Monday, July 21, 2008

giving it a try....

So I have been making these doll beds for friends and I decided to try to sell them on ebay. I can do any colors and will ship them unassembled to save on shipping rates. You can see my listing here
And here are some pictures of the last one I made....

You can also email me (resqbarbie@mac.com) for any custom orders or questions....


Wow! This summer has been crazy! Trying to occupy 2 kids all day is getting to be a challenge! They love the pool but sometimes I just wanna stay home and relax...RELAX is not a word in my children's vocabulary!

Anyway here are some cards I have done recently for some challenges on SCS...

recipe: pp-DCWV, real red, kraft, bashful blue, PTI white; studio G stamps, ribbon, brads

recipe: ww, so saffron, almost amethyst, wild wasabi
stamps: bloomin' beautiful, french script, canvas; dew drops, ribbon, CB embossing folder

recipe: SU DP, kraft, creamy caramel, wild wasabi, ww
stamps- best of cluck; ribbon, * wood grain technique; distressing

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy 4th Weekend!

Just wishing you all a Happy and Safe Holiday Weekend! Here are some pics I took last night...Gotta Love NYC on the 4th!

Friday, July 04, 2008

First look...

Here is a look at some things I have made with the new stamps to be released on July 10 from H & M stamps!

I just LOVE these delicious looking ice creams! To me, ice cream just screams SUMMER!
recipe: Stamps- H & M;  CS- PTI white, only orange, pink passion; ink- memento black tuxedo, copic markers; ribbon, Cuttlebug folder

I just recently got back form a camping vacation so when I saw these stamps I just about fell outta my chair! Now I just have to get some pictures developed to scrap! This card is going to my friend who organized the camping trip for us! (wink wink BFF)
recipe: stamps- H & M stamps; CS- true thyme, kraft, PP-unk from Michael's; large eyelets; distressing, spongeing

Isn't this bear just the cutest? I have more ideas for him on some baby cards...stay tuned!

recipe: stamps- H & M stamps; CS- wild wasabi, PTI white, PP- K&CO; ribbon, spongeing, tiny cotton puff