Sunday, November 30, 2008

FS95 Congratulations Dawn!

I created this card for todays FS95 Dawn, she has an amazing gallery. Head over to SCS and check it out and play along. You case (copy and share everything) one of Dawn's cards and change at least two things. I kept the same lay-out, I changed the image, the colors, and I added the sentiment. I used real red, soft sky, and white, I used Riley sking from Hanna stamps, I colored him with SU markers and copics. I used the snowflake cb folder and embossed the top layer, soft sky piece of cs. I used two different kinds of ribbon, Dawn had done this also....I wanted to keep that element, I luv the look. I tore the bottom piece of cs and added dazzling diamonds for snow. I have a very special person in mind for this card. Enjoy your visit and come back often.

Here is the inside of the card, I used the Martha Stewart snowflake punch and added dazzling diamonds to the center.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Whimsy Snowman

I created this card for todas IC156, IC's are my favorite challenge. I chose the adorable
green snowflake wrapping paper, there is some very cool wrapping paper on this site. I used the SU snowflake dp from the Wish Simply Scrappin, this scrappin pack is so awesome.....some adorable die cuts! I used Stampendous Jolly Snowman for the main image. I colored his hat, outlined him with old olive around his round body, colored the heart with real red, and added dazzling daimonds for the snow. I layered him once and cut him out. I used the felt chocolate ribbon, I stamped the sentiment in choclate, it's from Verve. I punched it out with the curly punch. He turned out so very sweet. I hope you enjoy your visit and come back often!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Blogger #3 Challenge #1

O.K. girls here is my first challenge card to use yellow, orange, and flowers. I believe this fits the criteria. I used my favorite die, the top die. If you don't have this you should give it a try, I luv it! I used the SU Haiku dp, great stuff. I used stamps from Papertrey Ink and sentiment from Verve. I also used the curly punch (it matches the top die, only smaller..hehe). I found the orange checkered ribbon at Michael's it matches the tangerine tango nicely. I added pearl brads to the center of the flowers, attached it all to a old olive card base. I hope you like it, I am very pleased with how it turned out. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we have so many reasons to be thankful! We spend the day with my wonderful MIL, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. We always have plenty to eat, laugh and have a great time. We talk about where we will go on black Friday. My MIL works at the famous Wal-Mart, so it is always super busy and fun. She can tell some great stories about the day. Here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving day, my MIL took some with her camera, but I need to get those from her. Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Shimmery Christmas Bird

I created this card for the OCCC, it is a sketch...check it out and play along. I also used Lori's inspiration challenge from The Diva Stamper blog. I luv the birdhouse tree she shows for inspiration. I chose the Christmas bird from inkadinkado for my main panel. I used basic grey dp and added dazzling diamonds to the entire bird. I added white felt ribbon under the main panel and the flet flurry snowflakes from SU. I put a crystal brad in the smaller snowflake and a more fancier brad in the bigger snowflake. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Riley Building A Snowman

I made this for todays sketch, SC204. An awesome sketch by the way.....super for lots of images! I used Riley from Hanna Stamps. I used bordering blue, close to cocoa, real red, white, and an apple cider dp from a couple of years ago. I CB the bordering blue with the snowflake CB folder. I colored Riley and the snowman with SU markers. I added a striped ribbon, and snowflake buttons tied with twine. Picked the buttons up at Wally World. I used my small Karen Foster snap and stamp for the sentiment and punched them with the SU circle punches. I luv your visits and I hope you enjoy my creations!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

FS94 Congratulations Beth!

I made this card for this weeks FS94, check it out and play along. I cannot believe I visit SCS almost everyday.....o.k.,o.k., everyday then....hehehehe and I have never seen Beth's work. There is so much talent in the stamping world, it really blows me away! I kept the same lay-out and used a cross like Beth. I added some distressing, used the houndstooth CB folder, and added a diamond bling to the center of the cross. Have a great day or night, enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Red-Head In The Green Dress

I created this card for todays IC155, I luv the green dress on the red-head and the chocolate suit, the red in the card is taken from her red fingnail polish. I punched the bottom piece of chocolate with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch, added the SU dp, the hph buckle with the warm fuzzy ribbon, and added the joy sentiment punched with the curly punch. The sentiemnt is from Rubbernecker Stamps. Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for the visit. I cannot copy the photo in my pictures, so here is the link to the photo

These photos came from the TV show Mad Men, I watch very little TV, so I am not fimiliar with this show.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chocolate Pearled Hot Cocoa

I made this for three challenges Beate's WSC67, LSC195, to use chocolate on your card. I used chocolate chip CS, my mug is full of steamy hot cocoa.....yummy! This was also made for WT193, to use pearls. I used a pearl in the ribbon tag and the coffee mug has polka dots on it so I added tiny pearls in place of the polka dots. I really like the way it turned out. I CB half of the back panel to give some texture. I ran a piece of CS thru the CB using the top note die. I luv this die, such a great design. I cut it in half and stamped the warm and fun sentiment. Enjoy yourself a cup of hot cocoa and come back and visit often. Enjoy your time here!

I only have three more weeks of fall classes, yeah! I will start spring classes in January. I do not get in near as much play time with going back to school, but I luv the classes I am taking. I will keep juggling time....we all do that, don't we? Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Girly Book

This top note die box was made for several challenges, CC193, fan club challenge for November, Chick Lit MIM1108 this challenge you where to make a card/project, one simple and the other stepped up a notch! BAM! thanks Emeril! I came up with the Girly Book title because I think that the top note die is girly looking with the curves. All of us girls like having some curves....hehehe. I think it looks like a little book, too.....Girly Book. All the the stamps are Verve. I used SU ribbon, and added dazzling diamonds to the snowflakes on the stepped up version. I also added Hero Atrs bling for the snowman button, and I colored in the stepped up version. The tutorial for these little boxes is done by Angie Tieman, you can visit her blog schwoo! for more details. I have also added pictures and instructions. I luv these little boxes, perfect for gift cards this hoilday season. Make one for youself and enjoy!

Take a sheet of CS size 8" x 5 1/2" and score on the long side at 1", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", and 7" . Then on the other side score on both ends at 1".

Cut the tiny scored pieces into the 1" mark.

Take a regular sized card and your top note die and run it throught your cutter. I used a Cuttlebug. The recipe for running through the CB: starting from the bottom, B plate, top note die cutter up, CS, and the other B plate and run through the cuttlebug .

I used my crop-a-dile for the eyelet holes and added black eyelets. I used tacky tape on the inside for the ribbon.

Tacky tape pulled away ready for ribbon.

Ribbon in place and ready to be added to the box.

Tacky tape on all sides of the top and bottom of the little box.

Shown finised with a Starbucks gift card ready for gift giving.

Gift cards fits perfectly inside...Merry Christmas!

Simple & Stepped Up Version

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Karan has awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award, how exciting is that? I am pawsitively excited. Did someone say Pawsitively Stamps, that is Karen's blog, check it out. She is super kreativ and would luv the visit!

Rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award are:
1.The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person that sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
My 5 nominees are:
1. Jami Stamp Happy
4. Nancy iStamp
5. Silke My Life
Check out these kreativ girls and send some love!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Giveaway

Korin from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is giving away blog candy and lots of it.....check it out for a chance to win.

FS93 Congratulations Kendra

I created this card for this weeks FS93, Kendra from SCS site, check it out and play along. Y ou are to chose a card from this weeks FS and case their card chaning at least two things. I changed the colors, stamp set, and I adeed ribbon. I luv the felty/fuzzy ribbon in the SU Alpine ribbon original set. You get three spools of ribbon for $14.95....thats a big WOW! I find myself reaching for it all the time. I used the SU happy blessings stamps set, I stamped the harvest image and the added the sentiment off to the side and punched it out with my curly punch. I colored it in with SU markers. I used sage shadow, really rust, more mustard, and Autumn Vine dp. Enjoy your week Kendra as FS93. Come visit me at the Paper Craft Planet and enjoy the conversations and friends over there. Thanks for the visit and come back often!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thinking Of You

I made this for the SCS challenge LSC194, to use acrylic stamps. This stamp is from The Little Paper Shop. I also used the colors from the color challenge from The Paper Craft Planet . Scroll down to the bottom left of the page and check out the challenge.
The color challenge was to use kiwi kiss, baja breeze, and white. I sponged the sides of the main panel with baja breeze, I added kiwi kiss and baja breeze layers. The dp is from SU and it is called Hawaii Papaya. I used the kiwi kiss SU ribbon. The sentiment is from an acrylic set from Michael's. I layered it and used my scallop punch for the bottom layer. Thanks for the visit and I hope you come back often. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweet & Sassy Snowflake Challenge

I made this for the snowflake challenge over at the Sweet and Sassy blog. This is challenge was extra fun for me, it has several "firsts" for me.

1. this is my first SNSS challenge

2. the Warm Up set is my first Sweet & Sassy stamp set

3. as much as I luv coffee, lattes...etc.; this is my first cup of joe stamp set, I am so glad it is from SNSS

I used SU snowflake dp, to keep with the challenge. I colored and layered the cups to give them some depth. I used my new scallop SU punch for the side panel. I added SU chocolate ribbon and then added the alphine striped ribbon to give some added color. I added SU hph to the sentiment and used pop dots to give some height. Enjoy your cup of joe and thanks for stopping by, come back and visit!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Congratulations Wendy!

I created this for todays FS92, Wendy over at SCS. Check out the challenge and play along! I changed the stamp set, the colors, and the sentiment placement. I used pocket silhouettes for the main image and stamped the butterflies from my Martha Stewart punch. I added bling to their bodies. I used a twill black ribbon from Michael's and SU baja breeze dp. I aslo used my distressing tool on the edges of the black cs. Enjoy your day and come back to visit!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Comfort & Joy

This is the final card for the Verve Sketch Holiday Release, VSHR5, it has to be uploaded by midnight tonight to be eligible for the give away. I used an older Verve snowflake set and stamped them in baja breeze. I added bling to the center. I used SU holiday dp and added the wide baja brezze ribbon. The other color is old olive. This sketch can make this super simple card into a big statement. Come back to visit often and enjoy! I enjoy reading all of your comments!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Spotlight Christmas

I created this for the VSHR4-Verve Sketch Holiday Release and for the LSC193 over at SCS. The limited challenge is to use a rectangle and a circle. I thought it would be perfect for the spotlight technique. I did turn the sketch to fit this stamp. I stamped this beautiful inkadinkado stamp in close to cocoa and then stamped the circled part in bravo burgandy. I punched it out for the spotlight and added to the top panel. I also used Ranger Burgandy Stickles in the poinsettia to hightlight even more. The dp is Cosmo Cricket, it's called Wonderland. The card itself is kraft and vanilla. Check out the Verve challenge and play along! I am so glad you stopped by to visit and I hope you enjoy browsing!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quickly Cutting Corners

This is a super quick card for two challenges. I made it for the Verve Holiday Release Sketch Challenge VSHR3 and for todays WT191 from SCS. The Wt191 challenge you where to use punches. I used my corner rounder punch from SU with the guard off to make scallops. I just ordered the scallop punch from SU, but haven't received it yet. I can't wait to try it out, I am hoping it saves me some time. The three trees stamp is marked made in Canada, but I do not know by who....I just luv these three trees. I used SU holiday dp and the soft fuzzy ribbon....I really like it too. I added the sentiment and dazzling diamonds to the star and my card for today is complete.

My day starts at 5:15 a.m. and I have not stopped, I am so ready for bed. Thanks for stopping by, come back often. Enjoy your evening!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Joy For Mourning

This is for the Verve Holiday Release Sketch Challenge VSHR2. I used the Verve Plain Jane stamp Isaiah 61:3 on the inside. The Plain Jane's are my favorite stamps from Verve, they are beautiful scripture stamps. I used SU soft sky, chocolate chip, and a older dp. All of the stamps are Verve. I colored with copics, added dew drops, cut the main panel like a tag and added ribbon. The sentiment was stamped over the flower stamp image and punched out.
I made this with great heaviness in my heart for a church friend whose daughter passed away. We must pray for our nation and the people who are involved in drugs.

Thanks for visting and come back often, enjoy your day!

Happy Blessings

This is for todays Sc201, this is a great sketch. This sketch is perfect for dp's and for texture on your card. I used the SU Happy Blessings stamp and the Autumn Vine dp. I colored the image with SU markers. I stamped the sentiment on white and added the copper hph. I then placed this on top of the main image. I also added the chocolate ribbon from the ribbon originals thats in the mini cattie. I am really likin this ribbon; but, there is not much ribbon I don't like. lol What a fun sketch. Thanks for the visit and come back often to see whats going on. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Verve Snowflakes

I made this for the Verve Holiday Release Party that will be on November 8, you can learn more here VSHR1. I luv this sketch, it is so versatile. I used the snowflake stamps from Verve and the SU ski slope dp. The ski slope dp is totally awesome, you gotta get some! I heat embossed the snowflakes with white embossing powder. I also used the SU riding hood red ribbon, it is awesome, too! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Pink & Red Mittens

This is for todays CC191, to use kiwi kiss/old olive, pretty in pink, and riding hood red/ruby red. I used the old olive and riding hood red. I used one of the large SU felt snowflakes for the main focal point and the cute little mittens by Great Impressions where colored with pretty in pink SU markers and copic marker #R37 to match the riding hood red. I put bling in the center of the snowflake and added the sentiment cut out from the SU cute & curly stamp set. I attached it all to kraft as the main base. I hope you like it and come visit often. Enjoy your evening!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

WSC64 Thinking Of You

This is for Beate's WSC64. I made this for a co-worker who is out on leave, I will get all of the poeple in my area to sign it. I used the CB embossing folder friends forever to emboss the stems down the left side. I used SU ski slope dp. I know it is snowflakes, but honestly I don't think they look exactly like snowflakes, so I decided to use the dp for other stuff, too. Tell me your opinion on the dp, I would really like to know. I added the choc. chip soft ribbon. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

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FS91 Congratulations Becca

I made this for todays FS91, Becca. Check out her gallery and play along. I luvd the way the inside was cut out of the scalloped circle and the frame is highlighted. Such a cool idea. I used SU ski slope dp, white, real red, baja breeze, and blue bayou cs. I used SU striped real red ribbon. I scalloped the bottom edge of the card with the corner rounder punch. To use the corner rounder as a scallop, you will need to take the gaurd off of the punch and line up each punch as you go. I also added a little stickles to some of the snowflakes to give a little sparkle. I used my Karen Foster snap & stamp set for the small Merry Christmas in the top right corner. I hope you like it and enjoy your day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Color, Light, & Texture

I made this for todays IC152, there is amazing color, light, and texture in these spinning pieces of art, check it out and play along. I used riding hood red, river rock, mellow moss, and vanilla for my colors. I heavy sponged the vanila cardstock with more mustard to look similiar to the art work. I added the curly punch tag to the bottom and a small piece of Christmas dp at the top to match the art work. I added some brads to the top right and doodled down the side with a black marker for another pop of color. I stamped the sentiment in black over a river rock stamped silhouette and colored in the berries with R37 copic marker. I will add this to the card going to the soldiers for Christmas. Enjoy your weekend and come back to visit!