Monday, June 30, 2008

HEY! It's Been a While...

(Disclaimer: I have no idea what is going on with this justification stuck on center!?)
Since I posted a My Favorite Things card! This is from the new MINI set, Call Me. Isn't she totally adorable with her legs all hanging off the chair like that! This was SO me in high school. Now, I do similar things, but without the cord! LOL
This paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Hey Sunshine, and I've paper pieced the main image's floor and wall with it. I colored the rest with my Copics. These papers are brighter than I usually work with, but for summer, I think they're just right!
The brad is glittered with MSL glitter, and stuck on with Heat and Stick powder. I just heated the brad up real hot, dipped it into the Heat and Stick, and then directly into the glitter pot. Easy Peasy.
For the other deets, the "Hey" was done with AC Thickers, the ribbon is also AC, the flower is a Prima Sprite, and the brad is Bazzill. I stamped the image/sentiments in Brilliance Graphite, though My Favorite Vendor at StampFest-Orlando (from this past weekend - I'll post pix later!) gave me a new black Vivid pad that I'm dying to try out! Students used it on the projects from Saturday's class, and it looked so, well, VIVID! :) I had to have one, too! THANKS KIM!!!
Now for the deets on the July release...
My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, July 2 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time.
July marks MFT's 2nd birthday, and Kim's 40th, so we'll be celebrating all over the place!
*$2.00 US shipping for orders under $40, and for Intl orders and US orders over $40, they'll receive the same $2.75 discount until July 15th.*
FIRST 50 orders will receive a full sized stickles glitter glue!*
The Girl Who Wants It All special for the July Collection is $49.95.
Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer.
We hope to see you there on Wednesday night.
Till later...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

You Make Me Happy

I made this with my friend Mimi in mind. She is truly a very caring and generous individual that I'm lucky to know. She helped me out with watching Wyatt a few weeks ago, and since then, she's mentioned several times when she can come and do it again! She really enjoys spending time with my little guy, and for even just that I'd love her. For her to want to spend time out of her awesome NEW STUDIO to come and play with my Wyatt makes me just a bit misty! LOL SO, enough of the mushy stuff! She knows I love her, and now so do you! :)

This is another card made with the AAS Kym Bowles image from yesterday. This time I paired it with the PTI Simple Alphabet and some Cosmo Cricket Hey Sunshine paper. It's brighter than I usually gravitate towards, but I like it.

I also used some AC ribbon, a Michael's bridal flower that I colored with a black Copic, my Cuttlebug/Swiss Dots folder, and my Copic markers. I also added some Spica pen to the wine glasses, and silver Stardust pen to the table and chairs. Lastly, there is a teal Twinkle Sticker in the flower center.

Now I'm off to make some Just Moved cards with friends for a friend that's moving! (Geesh that seemed redundant! LOL) Till later...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Friend Like You

This is another card featuring some AAS images, Kim Bowles' Girl Talk and Kathleene Callei's sentiment. I've colored the image with Copics, also adding silver Stardust pen to the chairs and table. The PP is Just Dreamy, by MME, and I used PTI cardstock. I also used a Prima flower, SU! rhinestone, and PTI ribbon.

So, I've been working on some DT stuff, trying to get ahead of the game before my crazy month of July starts. I've already got three MFTeasers done with some GREAT new sets that you're going to love! Wohoo! :) Now, I'm just waiting for my happy mail to get here, so that I can get started on that stuff, too!

LAD has some AWESOME sets coming out, as well, in their summer release, slated for July 16th. I have about ALL of the new stuff coming to me, so you'll be seeing some of that soon, too! They've also got some big surprises for you, including contests, a release party, and blog "strolls"! You're not going to want to miss it!

In addition to THAT, I've got a fun announcement for next week! :)

So, I'd better get running! Got to take some pix before I get ready for work! Till later...


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thanks So Much

This is another clean and simple LAD card, using the Far East stamp set. I love the font on these sentiments, don't you?! For this, I simply stamped the solid lotus flowers, then used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to line up the black layer on top. I also stamped the branch stamp on the background. Add a sentiment and wrap with ribbon, and voila! You've got a thank you card! Very quick and easy!

So, who's going to StampFest Orlando this weekend??? I'll be there with Kim, from MFT. I'm really looking forward to it! Let me know if you're going! I love meeting new stamping friends! :)

Also, I just sucked it up and bought my plane ticket to Chicago for Summer CHA! I've been dragging my feet, waiting for a super good deal, but I found one that's good enough. And now they're not getting any cheaper! I'm also pretty nervous about leaving my little guy for 4 days!!! Never even left him overnight! :( Well, anyhow, let me know if you're going to that as well! Should be amazing meeting so any PSFs, only then you won't be PRETEND anymore! :)

And now I'm off to try to finish a card while Wyatt's being entertained by Curious George! Till later...


Monday, June 23, 2008

The Worst Day

This is another American Art Stamp card made with Kathleene Callei's sentiment and Karen Stolper's image. This is a simple layout, geared towards a guy. I can think of a few who would enjoy a card like this!

I'm going to keep this quick today, but I think it's pretty self-explanatory! If you have a question, just shoot me an email! :)

Till next time!

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friends Always

I was playing around with LAD's Far East set a couple of days ago. This is one of the "Asian-like" cards that I came up with. The layout kind of reminded me of a Japanese kimono.

PP is from Prima, button's Creative Cafe, and ribbon is from May Arts. There are tiny silver rhinestones on each flower, and Fun Flock detail on the lantern.

For my favorite detail, though, you have to look a little closer. I inked up each of the stamps, and in order to mimic the rustic-ness of the PP, I took the tip of my scissors and removed ink in straight lines going in all directions. It makes the main image look older and "scratched", as if it were painted. I thought it was kind of cool! :)

Anywho, I'm off to get a bit of shut eye. I can barely keep my eyes open! Till next time...


Friday, June 20, 2008

Best Fishes

Happy Friday! This is a Karen Stolper image from American Art Stamp. I love all of her images! They're so whimsical an fun! This one makes a perfect Father's Day card!

I used some Wild Asparagus PP and an A Muse sentiment to make this. The image was colored with Copics (from now on, I'll try to only tell you when something ISN'T colored with Copics!). The ribbon is SU! and the button is from Creative Cafe.

Well, folks, that's about it for now! I've been stamping my fingers to the bone, so you have lots to check out over the next few days! See you then!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Last One...For Now

Note: I didn't actually USE this ribbon on THIS particular card set, but it sure does look pretty with it, huh!? ;)

I'm usually one who hates reproducing cards, but these four sets have actually been quite fun to make! AND I get the satisfaction that I'm actually USING the sets that I HAVE to have, kwim?! LOL Can you believe I actually made 32 cards with this bee set!?!This is another quick and simple layout using lots of punches and PTI sets. There is some clear Spica pen accent on the flowers, and for the bees, I used a solid circle from Butterfly Kisses and stamped the bee back side yellow. It's a perfect fit! The PP and all CS is from PTI.
Well, that's about it! Hope you like all of my buzzy bee cards! Be back soon with something to share!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mommy to Bee

This the second card set that I made for Saturday's banquet. This one also uses PTI's Honey Bees, Favor It Baby, and Garden of Life sets. I really like these soft colors.

Here is a closer view of the card...

That sentiment isn't near as hard to read IRL. This lighting just washes it out.

I just stamped up some homemade PP by rocking and rolling the rose image, and adding in some leaves and dots. Quick and easy! This is a very simple layout and perfect for mass production. I was inspired by Michelle Wooderson's work. Her layouts are always so simple, yet so pretty! I've always been a fan of hers.

Well, that's about it! I'll the last set tomorrow (I think - no promises! LOL), and then I should have my altered sketch book to show you. Till then...

xox, Kirsten

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Name is Kirsten and I am a Stamp Addict

This is the first of my three commissioned PTI card sets from yesterday. They all have matching envies. The sentiments are Mommy to Bee, Thank You, Bee Happy, and the one you see here.

As you can see, they are a much lower profile than my normal cards, but I like them anyways! The scallop layer is elevated with Dimensionals and there is Stickles on several of the flowers. I just love this color combination!

So, how much damage did ya do last night? I know that I did my fair share! I will have Grid Lines, Boards and Beams, and Birds of a Feather on their way to me very soon, as well as several other odds and ends, including all the Plum Pudding stuff and the set of set labels! Geesh!

Then this morning... I had to call one of my very best friends, Mimi, to have her add on to her order (she has a BIT more patience than I do, I figured she hadn't placed her order yet:)) the new Vintage Cream paper, Out on a Limb Additions, and Flower Garden Sentiments! Yikes! Thank goodness for fellow addict (though admittedly possibly not to the same degree) friends to pull you out of that "crap, now I have to pay shipping bind"! LOL Thanks Mimi!

In addition to all of that, I also have happy mail coming from Pink Cat Studio (can't wait for my "Dress Up Wyatt" set), Stamping Bella (OMW, don't make me confess that particular order), and some online scrapbooking store that I saw pretty paper in.

Also, in a more wallet friendly way, I have some cool Lizzie Anne and American Art Stamp coming at me! Speaking of which, both have new releases coming up soon that I'm super excited about, and YOU should be too!

And all of this doesn't even count the new Cosmo Cricket paper, Hey Sunshine, and the MME, Just Dreamy, paper I MUST have!

Hey, the blog title IS ConFESSIONS of a Naptime Stamper, RIGHT!?! ;) Good thing I've got some stamping money coming to me!

Wow, I feel better already! It always helps to come clean! Now it's YOUR turn! What damage have you all done recently? The goodies hubby may or may not know about? You can confess too! It's a safe place! No judging, I PROMISE! :)

Till later...

xox, k

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Who's Ready for Some New PTI?

I know that I am! I'm DEFINITELY getting Grid Lines, the new papers (inks, ribbon, too), and prolly the new bird set. Will have to see the whole flower set to know for sure, but it will all end up in my cart, I'm positive! LOL

Sorry for the inconsistent posts, folks! I'm still so out of whack d/t not having my regular desk top computer, and having to post on this laptop w/ NO watermarks, adequate photo editing software, and inaccurate screen colors. I'll get it all worked out. Just bear with me!

This is a cutie little card set that I made with the latest PTI release, Honey Bees. I made a set of 8, but after making them, I quickly figured out that only 4 will fit into the PTI card boxes if they have any more dimension on them than like one layer of Dimensionals. NO ribbon TIES or Dew Drops for sure! LOL

I was commissioned to make 3 card sets for the end of the year banquet for our MOMS Club. They needed to have 8 cards, so I had to scrap this one to use for someone else. I made a mid year resolution to make more of these card sets, to have on hand for bday gifts, etc... I also MAY start an Etsy shop to sell them, if I get some interest. You'll see the other three sets that I made in the next few days. All four have the same color scheme and are made with the same three or four sets. I wanted the sentiments to all be the same.

I used Polka Dot Basics for the bkgd, this sentiment came from Favor It Baby (the others are from Honey Bees), and the images all come from Honey Bees. There's Stickles in the flower centers and Dew Drops in the corner. I used the solid circle from Butterfly Kisses to fill in the bee bottom - a pretty ingenious idea, if I do say so myself! ;)

Well, that's about it. I will be back as soon as I can with another card set. Let me know what you're planning on getting from the PTI release tonight! Can't wait!

xox, Kirsten

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Each Day is a Gift

This is a journal from Michael's that I altered with some American Art Stamp stamps. Both of these are from Marsha McCarthy. I stamped the sentiment that is part of the image on the inside. The sentiment that you see here is a separate stamp.

This image is a lot of fun to color. When I first stamped it, it didn't look like much to me, but after adding color to it (with my Copics), it seemed to come alive. It's also VERY sparkly! I had a LOT of fun with my Stickles on this! The sentiment is one stamp that I cut into three separate layers. The first layer is black, the second is Pink Passion, and the third is Brilliance Pearlescent Lime - so it shimmers, too! The ribbon is all from May Arts.

Well, thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow should bring a PTI card. See you then...


Monday, June 9, 2008

Meet One of My Little Fur Babies!

I mentioned a while back that we had recently adopted a pair of female hamsters. I said that I might post a pic of one or both of them. Well, I didn't exactly get my inbox filled with requests to share, but I am anyways! :) We got them for Wyatt, but I've fallen in love with them! LOL

This is Ariel - named for the Little Mermaid. (The other one is Jasmine. :)) They're named for the Disney princesses that Wyatt has a crush on! LOL They are both very sweet and super soft Black Bear hamsters.

What do you think? Ain't she cute!? :)

I also wanted to thank Alex for nominating me for this Kreativ Blogger award. Thanks so much for thinking of me Alex!

I'll be back tomorrow with a stampy post. See you then!

xox, Kirsten

Sunday, June 8, 2008

What's Up Cupcake?

This is a 5 1/4 square card that I made with the new MFT mini set, What's Up Cupcake.

I used some Ki PP as my color inspiration. The ribbon is SU!, and the flowers are Prima and Imaginisce. Button is from Creative Cafe.

One thing I love about this set is that all the parts of the cupcakes are separate, making the set versatile. You can add icing, sprinkles, cherries, candles, or leave them plain! For these, I thought that I would ice them with chocolate icing and add my own cherry!

I stamped the main cupcake image and colored with Copics. Next, I stamped the icing image (all one piece) with my Glue Pad, and sprinkled with chocolate colored MSL fine glitter. Makes them nice and sparkly! Lastly, I just added an A Muse Twinkle Sticker to each one!

Well, that's about it! My darling DH is bugging me to get out of the house! LOL Have a great one, and I'll be back soon with a cutie card set!

xox, Kirsten

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My Favorite Things Presents: Annie LaPoint

This post was meant for yesterday, but I didn't get back from Busch Gardens till 10:30 d/t one of the bridges on 75 being demolished by an exploding oil tanker! It was a long day, but I'm home, rested, and ready to post! LOL
These images are from MFT's latest release (last night). Don't really look like MFT images, do they??? That's because they're drawn by a different artist - Annie LaPoint! Aren't they great!?
Welcome to My Favorite Presents! Click HERE for more information on this new line of stamps!This is a set of three cards that I made with the new images, Lavender, Chamomile, and Take a Break. They are all 4 1/4 in. sq. cards, using the same layout. The third card's layout was just flipped on it's side.
This first card uses some of my favorite Chatterbox paper, Behind the Scenes (for the dotted strip), and Copics (of course). I used the PP for my color inspiration. Ribbon is SU! and all other card stock is PTI.This next card is very similar. The only difference in recipe is that this one uses Basic Gray PP. Again, it was my color inspiration. For the last card, like I mentioned above, I flipped the layout. The image was longer horizontally, so it worked better this way. The PP this time is Crate Paper's Blue Hill (my current fave PP:)), and I just used the dotted PP in the line for the accent strip. Ribbon is PTI, as well as all the card stock.
All of the images were accented with my clear Spica glitter pen. Hopefully, you can see that in this close-up image. These images were so much fun and easy to color! You're going to LOVE THEM!
Well, that's it for this lengthy post! I'll be back soon for some more MFT new release cards and another AAS project that I haven't shown you. Now, if I can just get my stamping room back to working order, I might be able to get something new done this week! LOL
Have a wonderful afternoon!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

MFTeaser: Congrats All Around

This is a tent card that I made with one of the new MFT sets (to be released tonight), called Congrats All Around. The stamps were created to go with the Marvy Giga and Mega punches, and are so cool! I used the stamps and punches to create a quick and easy flower card.

The inside will say "congrats on your new home". The leaf image comes from the Build a Bouquet MFT set. I cut out and elevated all of the flower layers, and rock and rolled the petal image with PTI's Summer Sunrise and Lemon Tart inks. Here's a closer look...

All paper (minus the Choc Chip roof) is PTI, and the ribbon is SU!

You could put any of the images in place of the house for a different occasion. It's a very multifunctional layout!

Well, we are now off to Busch Gardens! Wyatt's never been there, so he should have loads of fun with all of his cousins! :) Till next time...

*Make sure that you head on over to the MFT forum tonight for the new releases! There's lots of exciting things going on!

xox, K

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

MFTeaser: Here's the Scoop!

I meant to post this yesterday, but we have family in town, and I was never able to get around to it! I've got lots to show you with these new MFT sets, but not a lot of posting time! LOL This set is one of my favorites, though. It's called Here's the Scoop, and it will be released tomorrow night!!!

For the top card, I used my Crate Paper from the Blue Hill collection. The flower on the circle came from MFT's Build a Bouquet. The image is colored with Copics, and I used Dew Drops and PTI ribbon.

I LOVE that image, because it is SO me! LOL :)

This is another long card I made with Basic Gray Cupcake paper and May Arts ribbon. There is red glitter on all of the cherries. This color bkgd paper doesn't really make the card show up very well, but you get the idea.

There are lots of cute sentiments that go with this set, as well. I really wished that I had space to put one on this second card! Oh well, it'll have to go on the inside! :)

And now I'm off to go hang with the fam and have breakfast. Before I do, though, here's some info I copy/pasted about the release party...

My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, June 4 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. LOTS of fun (and a surprise release) is planned including finding out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and we hope to see you there on Wednesday night.

Be back soon!

xox, Kirsten

Sunday, June 1, 2008

You're Too Kind

This card uses another AAS Marsha McCarthy image, Lotus. I embossed it with white EP, and sponged on color, then wiped off the extra on the embossing with a paper towel. This is a 4 1/4 square card.

Can you see my new toy??? I got my Fiscars Threading Water punch about a week and a half ago, and I'm just now getting around to using it! I love it! It makes the prettiest little scallops!

Also found on this card is some May Arts ribbon, SU! buttons, K&Company PP, and a PTI sentiment (from Mixed Messages). The butterfly was punched with a MSL punch from the back side of the main PP. It ensures coordination! :)

Tomorrow, I've got my first June MFTeaser, and these sets ROCK, so don't miss it! I think the consensus with all of the DT girls is that this is the best release yet, so make sure you check out everyone's blog, starting tomorrow! All of the girls' links are on my sidebar. The big release is this Wednesday!

Till then...