Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blogger Group 3 Challenge 3

I created this for the Blogger Group #3, challenge #3, it is a sketch challenge. I used my Sweet n Sassy Stamp, it is called For You Snowman. Head over the SNSS and check out the great year end sale. I added dazzling diamonds to his body and colored the rest of him with copics. I added bling for random snowflakes, scalloped the bottom, added baja ribbon, and a sentiment tag. I hope you like him and don't forget to vote on the card you think is the best. I will post the details of that as soon as I have them. Enjoy your New Year, stay safe, and give somebody a hug!

Sweet N Sassy Blog Hop And Chances To Win Goodies

SNSS is having a farewell blog hop to the super talented ladies that are leaving SNSS. They are also having a warm welcome to the new DT and the guest DT. Korin is also introducing new stamps and chances to win lots of goodies. Head over to SNSS to find out how to win and show some luv to those coming and going! Enjoy the hop!

National Hugging Day

I created this card for todays SC209, I need some thank you cards for Christmas. I used SU upsy daisy and rock and rolled it in riding hood red and river rock. I then covered the flowers with crystal effects to give them some shine, I am not sure if you can see it in the photo, but they are really shiny. I added the riding hood red ribbon, I think by now you know I luv the riding hood red color, it is one of my favorites! I added American Crafts cranberry brads that match the riding hood red perfectly. Several of American Craft brads match SU colors very nicely. I stamped the Verve seniment and punched it out with the circle punches. The dp is KaiserCraft. I hope you enjoy visit and my cards today!

I created this card for the Dirty Dozen Sketch DSKETCH1208 and for the Dirty Dozen Central Theme CT1208 to pick a lesser known holiday. I chose National Hugging Day, it is January 21...remember to hug someone or two on that day. I used my Stampendous Chanitogo's Love Balloon stamp, I think it is perfect for the Hugging Day. I used riding hood red, pink pirouette, white, and basicgrey dp. I colored the monkeys with SU markers, paper pierced the balloon, and sponged around the monkeys and the edges. I stamped HUG somebody today as the sentiment and punched it out with the circle and scalloped punches. I also faux stitched around the outside edges. It would be great for Valentines day too....I hope you like it! Enjoy

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sweet Love

I created this for Julee's Mondays Mojo67, I turned mine to fit the Verve Black Tie Birdies . They are so adorable. It also fits HCE09 to use tags and HCE10 to alter an embellie, I added dazzling diamonds to the vanilla hph. I sponged around the top panel and the "sweet" sentiment. The ribbon came from Michaels but matches close to cocoa perfectly. Check out the Mojo Monday challenge and play along, enjoy your visit!

Monday, December 29, 2008

FS99 Congratulations Barbara

I created these little treat bags from the awesome gallery of yesterdays FS99 Barbara. I must tell you gals that I have been sick for two days, I haven't even felt like know thats a sad day when you don't even want to play. I am started to feel a little better this morning, I luv playing the FS of the week from SCS. Back to Barbara and her gallery, you gotta go check it out, it is full of the sweetest little gifts....I luv some of her ideas! She had these cute little treat bags in her gallery and I knew I wanted to make them along with some of the other great gift ideas. I used the nestie one label dies to make the tops of the gift bags, I also used the stamp set called Holiday Collection from the Country Living Set. I filled the little bags with Hershey Kisses, they are near and dear to my heart...wink! For those of you who don't know I package Kisses in my day job! This adorable little treat bag also fits this weeks OCCC to use something clear on your card or project. I encourage you to play along, if you visit Barbara's blog you will see that you need to keep your eye out for $1 items at our favorite dollar spots Target, Big Lots and the Dollar Tree. Enjoy your stamping and shopping!
I also wanted to share with you that I did not make the guest DT postion at Whimsy, but wanted to tell you who did, Ellie her blog is Live*Laugh*Love hop on over and show her some love and congratulate her on this awesome accomplishment!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Riley Sking In Winter Wishes

I created this card for the Whimsy DT call, you are to use Whimsy stamps if you have them. If not, use an animal stamp with at least three layers and three embellies. I used Riley, I do not have any Whimsy; but they are so adorable I will have to get some. I used the Mojo66 for the layout, it is a great layout. I used dp from Basicgrey, the colors are always artichoke, riding hood red, and white. I popped the sentiment up and layered it to give it depth. Enjoy your winter!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Verve Flourish

I am soooo excited to bring you this Jazzy Inspiration challenge, check it out and play along. It is based on the jazzy album cover seen here., you are to use the colors red, balck, and white. I used my Verve stamps for this one, it is called Filigree Fantasy. It has so many flourishes with it, that means endless possiblities. I embossed them with black ep on the white cs and white ep on the black cs. I also used this past Wednesday sketch, SC208 at SCS. I used a piece of real red dp from SU and I added a red gem brad to the center. Check out the Jazzy challenge and play along. Upload your creations to the Jazzy blog under the comment thread and if you would like to load your creation to the SCS use the keyword JAZZ02. I can't wait to see what you come up with, enjoy your play time!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

One Love

I do hope that everyone has had a wonderful day with family and friends. I have had a wonderful day, dh and I are chillin so of course I have made time to stamp. I created this for todays WT198 and for the extra holiday challenge HCE06. The holiday challenge was to make a one layer card, I wanted so badly to reach for all the toppings....hehehe...if you know what I mean. I kept to the rules and I am very pleased with the turn out. I will give this to dh, I know it has flowers but he always luvs the cards I give him....he is my biggest fan! Enjoy your evening!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! Enjoy this very special day with family and friends. May the world be filled with peace and love.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Balloons

I created this card for three challegnes, check them out and play along. Todays CC198 , to use so safron, cameo coral, and orchid opulence...I must say I was toatlly afraid of these colors. i do not have the bold brights they are my least favorite colors; I used lavander lace instead. This is also the extra holiday challenge from SCS HCE04 to make a birthday card, use three punches, 1 piece of dp, 2 colors plus a neutral, and ribbon as the only embellie. This is also fits Julee's Mojo Monday sketch Mojo66, I used my Verve ballon stamp......this set is so adorable. I used a 8" instead of the 11" long sheet of cs to fold in half. It makes a regular size card when you add the top note die cut out like I did here. Enjoy your evening, I will be adding a few personal photos during the Christmas season.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Scrapling Snowman

Oh my....I am soo excited about these little "scraplings". They are so fun to make and so very clever, I have so many ideas running around in my head. I get very excited about the smallest of things, so no doubt I am totally excited about these. I thought they would be great to set at each place setting for Christmas this year, I am off to make everyone a "scrapling". I can hear it now, "What did you get for Christmas?" response, "a scrapling" , " a what?" hehehehe.

Super simple to make they are 1.25" x 8.50" piece of cs, finished size is 1.25" x 4.25". You can learn more about these here HCE03. I also done todays SCS challenge to do Faux Silk with a pop, you can learn about that here TLC200. It was made with mainly scraps, enjoy this fun little project.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

FS98 Congratulations Paula

I created this for todays FS98, Paula. If you have not seen her coloring you must check it awesome! I kept everything, but changed the stamps, colors and used paper piercing rather than stitching. I luv this little sketch, I used some great textured watercolor paper that is ivory in color. It was gave to me by a friend....thanks R! I lightly sponged the sides with mellow moss, I used riding hood red on the tag sentiment. I used hemp twine and large pop dots to give it depth. These colors are awesome together; mellow moss, riding hood red, and the ivory. Enjoy your visit and come back often!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Very Merry Mittens

I created this card for TECC47, I used one of my favorite stamps from Rubbernecker, the little mittens and you know I luv adding glitz to them. I used the circle nesties and added pop dots to give depth. I stamped the sentiment with white ink on riding hood red cs. I added the dew drops at the bottom. I aslo stamped snowflakes on the inside of the card, making it extra special. I can't seem to make enough Christmas cards this year. I think I should start in January on next years Enjoy your weekend and come back to visit.....I luv company!

A Very Special Christmas Card

Lets help make a little girl smile this Christmas. This is a very sad story, but we can help bring light to it , here is the link to all the details:

I made this card for Hannah and it is the most special for me this Christmas and my favorite! Please help if you can....enjoy your visit!

Maximo Trees

I created this card for todays IC159, there is some very interesting pieces of art on this site, check it out and play along.
I was inspired by this pillow, but I changed the colors to make it a little brighter, kiwi kiss is definitely bright. I used Mojo65 sketch. I ran the piece of riding hood red through the CB with the houndstooth embossing folder, I really like the great texture the houndstooth gives cs. I ran the main panel through the CB with the label 1 nesties and sponged the edges with kiwi kiss, added kiwi kiss ribbon, and the sentiment. The trees are different companys, I can't remember where I got them. I have several more cards to make for Christmas, I received two big orders this past week. Enjoy your visit and come back often. I will be adding some personal photos in the next week and through Christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mostly Blue Snowflakes

I created this for todays LSC199, to use mostly blue on your creation. I wanted to add chocolate chip, I ran it through the CB with the snowflake embossing folder and then lightly sponged it with white. I added a piece of baja breeze dp stamped with white snowflakes. I then added Martha Stewart snow to the cut out snowflakes. I stamped Merry Christmas in chocolate chip and added baja breze ribbon tied with hemp. Please visit again, I should be on track with postings now. Enjoy your Friday evening!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I Now Have Music

Hi everybody...I am still here. I have been so busy, trying to get through the work week, Christmas get togethers, and stuff for church, I have not had the time to create and bring you new posts. I will be on ten hour shifts the next two days and working Saturday then the fun starts. I will not have to go back to work until January 5, 2009.....thats a big yeah. I wanted to let you know where I have been and that I did add some great Christian music for your listening enjoyment. If you are not familiar with some of these songs I encourage you to listen to a few......they have beautiful lyrics with so much meaning. I hope to get back on track Friday or Saturday....enjoy the music!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

FS97 Congratualtions America

I created this card for todays FS97 over at SCS. I used the same airplane theme that America did, but I added snowflakes to Rileys scene....hehehehe...can you tell I want some snow..alot of snow! I stamped snowflakes on the baja breeze dp, then added a piece of riding hood red, colored Riley and paper pierced his Merry Christmas to make it pop. I added SU snowflakes flurries with gemstone brads in the center. The card base is black so I added a piece of baja breeze with snowflakes and a strip of ribbon to the inside. Enjoy your visit, I hope you come back often.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jazzy Silver Quintet

I created this card for the first Jazzy Challenge, we where to draw inspiration from this album cover.

I was drawn to the open hand, the five fingers, and the word silver. This huge tree stamp is by Hero Arts its called Design Block Tree. I used black, white, and basic gray as my colors. There are five layers including the basicgrey ribbon. I paper pierced around the outside of the black and gray layers. I sponged the sentiment and the spotlighting part of the tree. I chose not to use color and only sponge the spot lighted circle. This stamp is fabulous, it is huge. I hope you like my card and I hope you play along. If you decide to play, please post a link to your blog and leave me a comment so that I can see your fabulous creation.....enjoy the jazzy challenge.

Happy Haul-A-Days Giveaway this ever a huge blog candy give away. Suzy is giving you not one but two chances to win....thats a double WOW! Click on the link, visit her blog and learn all about the give away and how to is some really great stuff! Pictured is just some of what you could win. Enjoy her blog, Paper Monkey

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Jazzy Inspiration DT

I am so excited to annouce that I will be on the Jazzy Inspiration Design Team. We will start our first challenge this Saturday December 13. Please come back and visit to check it out and play along. There is so much talent on this team...I look forward to getting to know everyone and of course I look forward to the fun! Enjoy

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Blue Snow

I created this for todays CC196 over at SCS, to use taken with teal, riding hood red, and baja a color is gorgeous! You must try it for yourself...just wonderful. I used Stampendous jolly snowman for this Mojo64 sketch, it fits perfect. I used baja breeze dp and stamped snowflakes on it, added bling to the scallops....I am luvin that lately! Layered the snowman with riding hood red and taken with teal, stamped Merry Christmas on to the dp. I colored the snow first with baja breeze and then added glitter...the baja breeze is slightly showing looks like blue snow, very pretty! Thanks for the visit and come back often....enjoy your day! I would luv for you to follow on the link to the left and lets start having some fun together!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Designer Paper Snowman

I created this card for the Sweet N' Sassy Monday Challenge to use Christmas dp. This snowman stamp is by SNSS and it is called For You Snowman he is on sale, so hurry over and get yours today. I stamped him onto the SU Christmas dp and mainly outlined him with markers, coloring in his hat and scarf. I CB the white piece of cs with the snowflake embossing folder and then lightly sponged it with baja breeze. I scalloped the bottom, added bling to the scallops, and then added the ribbon and sentiment. Enjoy your visit and come back often....don't forget to go over to the SNSS Blog and play along.

If you play along use the code SNSMC05 at SCS when you upload your card.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

FS96 Congratulations Anna

I created this for todays FS96 Anna over at the SCS site. You gotta check out her work...sooo awesome. She does some beautiful silhouttes, using a brayer. I do not have a brayer and always figured I wouldnt need it...I think I need it after gazing her gallery. I cased a more simple card, well, beacuse believe or not I still need Christmas cards. These stamps are from Imaginisce, they are so cute. I used kraft, SU dp, ribbon from Michael's and added brads on circle dots. I really luv using kraft, you ccan do so much with it. Thank you for visiting, I enjoy reading your thoughts! Have a wonderful evening.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Snowflakes & Bling

I created this for todays IC157, I luvd this snowflake necklace. I made this with a very special friend in mind. She likes bling and stylish things....hey, that rhymes...hehehehe. I used K & Company dp, black, and white cardstock. I used SU felt flurry snowflakes with diamond brads in the center. I punched the bottom with the SU scalloped punch, I then put Hero Arts diamond bling in the center of each scallop. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the curly label punch and the added balck ribbon. Thanks for visiting....enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Curly Punch Gift Tags

Here is a closer look at the gift tag...the curly punch tag is just added to the back with the ribbon between the two layers.

Well, I had one of those WOW moments last night. I was putting together a card and discovered that the SU curly punch when added to the circle nesties looks like a Christmas ornament. How fun is that....they are super easy to make. You can make all styles and colors, to match with your Christmas paper or gift bags. I have been wanting to discover different ways to use punches, they have so many uses. I am happy with the way these turned out. Thanks for visiting and enjoy making your gift tags!

Stampin Up Country Living Holiday Collection

I ordered this from my demo, Country Living has paired up with Stampin Up and put together this awesome set. It has chipboard, patteren cardstock, a six piece stamp set, dazzling diamonds, tombow glue, silver cord, three ink spots, crystal brads,white ribbon,and pop dots. This is really great value for the money, only $49.95. I am really pleased with the collection and I luv the stamp set that is included! Contact your demo to order yours today. The link to the SU website to see it is here Stampin Kit Holiday Collection

Envelope & Card Combo

I created this fancy envelope and card for todasy SCS challenge WT195. the challenge was to use an envelope in some way with your creation. I do not have any templates for envies, so I added ribbon and embellies to a regular size envie. Super simple card using the Verve snowman stamp and sentiment form rubbernecker. I added the wide baja breeze ribbon and dazzling diamonds to the snowmans little hat. Thanks for the visit and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thank You Tenia

Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs nominated me for the Butterfly cool! thank you Tenia. Check out her awesome blog.

Simply Snowflakes

I created this card for todays sketch SC205, I really like it. It will make awesome quick Christmas cards. I used K & Compnay Christmas Cheer dp....this stuff is fabulous. The colors are rich and bold. I then added the SU felt flurry snowflakes, they really match wonderfully. I wanted to use the big Hero Arts blings in the center of my snowflakes. I didn't have big ones in black, so I took a black sharpie and colored them. I then wanted them to sparkle so I added dazzling diamonds.....instant glitter and glitz! I really wanted to add my glittery mittens from yesterday....I know you are probally over them, but not me....I just luv em! I will be making a card with the little shimmery mittens in the corner, I can't resist. I hope you enjoy your day, it is back to work for me tomorrow; I have enjoyed so much being home and playing early in the morning. Let me know if you think I should post the little mitten card...o.k.?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jazzed Mittens

I had to make one of the little gift card boxes with the dazzling daimonds mittens. The instructions for making the little boxes can be found in last months posts. Enjoy!
I created this card for todays CC195, to use sahara sand, black, and vanilla. I luv these colors together, try them for yourself. I used these mittens from Rubbernecker, I colored them with black and jazzed them up with dazzling very cute. I would like to have a pair IRL...hehehe. The sentiment is Inkadinkado, I added some black bling to the flourishes. Everything else is basic layering. Enjoy your visit.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blogger Group #3 Challenge Voting

I am in a blogger group from SCS, we all made cards using yellow, orange, and flowers. You can go here and vote for your favorite, check it out and vote.

Enjoy your visit!

Speckled Snow

I created this card for four different challenges. I used todays TLC197, to used simple green spritzed on your card, I used alcohol instead. TECC44, Taylors sketch; ssnotime63 Sharon's challenge to make a thank-you card; OCCC to make a card with snowflakes or snowmen. I was determined to play today, but when I saw the challenge I was like "oh no". I have no glossy paper or simple green. I wanted to use kraft paper with bravo burgandy and the wasabi, so I spritzed the kraft with alcohol....I wounld't try this at kidding. It is not the best way to do this technique, but I think it turned out o.k. Using glossy paper would be much better. The sentiment is from Verve and the dp is K & Company. I hope you come back and visit, but most of all.......enjoy your day!