Monday, November 29, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Winter Wonderland














Good morning all, it is back to work for me today.....I have a few more weeks to work and I will be off for the much anticipated Christmas break...yippie!  This is for today's Mojo167 Sketch and I used the inspiration from the Moxie Fab site; It's Snowing Gingerbread. I kept my card super simple, using the sentiment from the Verve set Glad Tidings  I used glass glittered snowflakes, yes there I go again with the glass glitter...I am luvin it!  I used  scoring giving it a littler richer look and there you have it.  To see instructions for how I make my circle cards you can click on the "Just 4 You" link and I have lots of different instructions for projects or you can click hereHave a wonderful day....enjoy!
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Paper: Chocolate Chip and White(SU)
Ink: Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Scor Buddy, Martha Stewart Snowflakes Punches; Small and Large, Glass Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Curtain Call Colors-Butterfly LOVE









Hello friends, I am sharing this weeks gorgeous Curtain Call color combo....very rich looking, don't ya think?  I kept it rather simple, but I really like the way my card turned out.  I did add that fabulous glass glitter again; yes, I'm hooked on it!  I wanted to play along with the Dirty Dozen Sketch Challenge and there "well read" theme challenge.  
I luv quotes and short poems, I have books full of them and used one of the quotes for my inspiration.  It is......Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.  ~Author Unknown

I cannot wait to see what you create, be sure to check out the fabulous DT's creations, these gals are amazing!  Have a super day...enjoy!

Christina MacLaren at Seaglass & Sentiments
Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life
Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage
Teresa Kline:ME at Enjoy the VA Sunshine
and November Guest Designer, Marlene Peters at Hands On.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

TAG Your It

I luv tags...OCC is having a Tag Challenge, if it is about tags, count me in....lol....I just luv making these little babies!  I made these tags using different dies, Verve Stamps, SU, PTI, and the gorgeous papers from K & Company called Yuletide.  I used the yummy color combo of  green, pink, and red.  The snowflakes and a star where inspired by this photo from today's IC260.  I have made a couple of sets, so these are in my Etsy store if you are interested.  I will see you back here later tonight with my last creation with the Curtain Call DT, the new DT will start next week.  Have a super evening, you know  tags can be used as Christmas ornaments too!  Enjoy *~*  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Merry & Bright


Hi friends, I hope you are ready for the Thanksgiving day feast, I know I am....yummy.  As I look back on this year I have so much to be thankful for, it has been a rough year but there where so many blessings too!  I hope that you will take time to reflect on the past year and give thanks.  Onto today's creation, I rarely get the chance to play with the SCS challenges anymore.  But for my card today I combined two challenges, the color and sketch challenge.  I used the gorgeous JustRite stamp set called Christmas Treasure and a tresure it is for sure.  The cherry cobbler colored scrolled circle is stunning, I luv it and all the other stamps in the set are fabulous too, you got to check it out!  I punched out the snowflake and the adorned it with the chunky vintage glass glitter(I luv this glitter) using glossy accents by Ranger.  I also used a little Frayed Burlap Ink by Tim Holtz for the worn look.  I made my sentiment a tag, there I go again with the tags.....I can't help it, I luv the look!  I hope you have a blessed day...you are the best...enjoy! 
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Stamps:  Christmas Treasures, Christmas Nested Words(JustRite)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), Yuletide Designer Paper(K & Company), and Deck The Halls Deisgner Paper(SU)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso(SU), and Frayed Burlap Distressed Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Janome, Vintage Glass Glitter, Ribbon, SU Square Punch, Circle Nesties, Brad, Sponging, Tim Holtz Die, and 3D Foam Squares   

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Verve Project Parade

I am only sharing a little peek of my project today, to see the entire project and all the Verve stamps I used head over to the Verve Blog.  Be sure to leave some luv on all the divas creations, you have the chance of winning FREE Verve!  Also be sure to submit your Verve creation as well, for your chance at a guest diva spot...woohoo..now that is worth playing for, don't ya think?  Enjoy.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Much Joy


Good morning, I am very happy today.....I am off for the next seven days...woohoo!  I look so forward to my time off, I can spend more time creating *grin*.   This is my card for today's Mojo Sketch.....I luv this sketch, such a wonderful "go to" sketch.  I used Webster's Pages designer paper and the Verve Joy Plain Jane to create this one.  I also used a tiny manila tag to stamp the main image onto, these are so versatile.  I used shabby wrinkled ribbon and a Webster's Pages button embellishment.  I hope that you play along with us this week, be sure to check out the other mojo makers creations!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving dinner?  I know I am, it is one of my favorite meals.....woohoo.  Have a fantastic Monday and thank you for your visits and comments!  Enjoy.
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Stamps: Joy Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper: Kraft(SU), Hollywood Vogue Designer Paper(Webster's Pages), Manila Tag
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive(SU), and Old Paper Distress Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Burlap String, Webster's Pages Button, Gems, Distressing Tool, Shabby Wrinkled Ribbon, and 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Curtain Call Colors-God Is Good


Hello friends, I am sharing today this weeks Curtain Call Color Challenge Act57, these colors do look fabulous together.  I also played along with the CASE Study Challenge, where an artist is cased, this week it is the super talented Heather PulvirentiHead over the CASE Blog to check out her fabulous card that is being cased.  I used embossing on the butterfly and added bling.  Be sure to check out the othe Curtain Call DT's creations and make time this coming week to play along with us.  Have a super day...enjoy!    

Christina MacLaren at Seaglass & Sentiments
Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life
Teresa Kline:ME at Enjoy the VA Sunshine
and November Guest Designer, Marlene Peters at Hands On

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 11

Welcome to the 11th week of JustRite Stampers’  Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops!  Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find them HERE.  This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Stampers Dream design team and a few other special guests!
For the month of November, we thought we would switch gears a little and throw in some holiday gift ideas using your JustRite stamps, so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops! 
I made a gift box full of tags, I used the Tag Box tutorial from SCS shown here.  I did not put the dividers in mine, I want to make larger tags.  I used the new cling mounted JustRite set called Sparky the Snowman,  the mitten is perfect for making tags.  I heat embossed my mittens onto designer paper using Judikins embossing powder.  I then heat embossed the snowflake and attached the sentiment tag.

Here is a look at all of the tags, the box hold six tags. 


Here is a close up of the tag, I also added stickles to the ends of the mitten, very cute in polka dots, don't ya think?

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog  
Beate Johns
Debbie Olson 
Michelle Rodgers 
Sankari Wegman 
Tosha Leyendekker 
Kazan Clark 
Lori Craig 
Amy Sheffer 
Stephanie Kraft 
Denise Marzec 
Michele Kovack 
Carolyn King
Barb Schram 
Jenn Balcer 
Cindy Lawrence 
Angela Barkhouse 
Christina Fischer 
Heidi Blankenship 
Mariana Grigsby 
Terre Fry 
Teresa Kline :ME

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit all the fabulous designers on the hop.....enjoy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch- Vintage Christmas Blessings


Good morning, it is mojo time and Julee has put together another great sketch.  I used the new Verve release set Glad Tidings, these snowflakes are so lovely!  I heat embossed the snowflake and added a little stickles and a gem to the center.  I also heat embossed the sentiment, folded it, scrunched it, and added sponging....luv this look.  I also luv this silky ruffled ribbon, I should have bought more.  I purchased it at Hobby Lobby when I was in PA.  I used at sparkler from Webster's Pages to the center of my bow.  Be sure to check out the other mojo makers creations over at the Mojo Monday Blog.  I used The Color Throwdown Colors, CTD118.  Have a super start to your week,  I have the holidays on my mind with each passing day...lol.  The celebrations are right around the corner, that means lots of great food and great times...I am excited!  Enjoy. 
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Stamps:  Glad Tidings(Verve)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, and Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, Ribbon, Webster's Pages Sparkler Embellishment, Sponging, Distressing, MFT Border Punch, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, Gem, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Stickles, and 3D Foam Squares    

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Beauty & Joy


I wanted to share this card as I played along with today's FS197, Angela....check out her amazing gallery!  I have not been able to play along with the FS in a long while, it is one of my favorites of the week at SCS.  It is fun and exciting to highlight a stamper, lots of times it is  someone I have never discovered...check it out!  I chose her card here to case, changing the stamps, colors, and adding lace trim and twine.  I added distressing, sponging, and stitching.  The stamps are Verve and the designer paper is Webster's  Pages.
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Stamps:  Kind Words and Isaiah 61:3 (Verve)
Paper:  Early Espresso, very Vanilla(SU) and Hollywood Vogue Designer Paper(Webster's Pages)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  Lace Trim, SU Embossing Folder, Burlap String, Circle Nesties, Scalloped Nesties, Janome, Distressing, Sponging, and 3D Foam Squares

Curtain Call Colors-Best Day Ever












Hi peeps, it has been another week of very view posts, I have been working lots of OT....not something I like but hey the money is good.  I hope to have more creations to share in the coming week.  I am sharing today's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 56, aren't these colors yummy...this is my kind of combo!  I also used the 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch 65, a great multi purpose sketch.  Be sure to check out the other Curtain Call DT's creations, these gals are awesome!  I used stitching, a gorgeous chocolate ribbon from May Arts, and a new Sizzix embossing folder I picked up at Micheal's.  Have a super fun day, I am so getting ready for Christmas, I am super excited about decorating for this year, are you?  Thanks for your continued support and sweet comments!

and November Guest Designer, Marlene Peters at Hands On.
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Stamps:  Framed Wishes(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Designer Paper(SU), and Designer Paper(Webster's Pages)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  May Arts Ribbon, Janome, Prima Flowers, Bakers Twine, Sizzix Embossing Folder, SU Square Punch, and 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hangin Around


Good evening, I am excited about today's card, I am using the new cling mounted JustRite Stamps, they come with a case for storage...perfect for organization!  This is called Hangin Around, cute name...it comes with several sentiments and smaller accent stamps, acorns and leaves.  I added stitching and distressing to the back panel, the sentiment is tied with the yummy chocolate brown May Arts Burlap String.....I luv this color!  I used Spellbinder Circle Nesties and My Favorite Things Open Scalloped Border Die.  I used today's sketch from SC306, it is a great all purpose sketch!  I hope you have a great day and thanks for your visits and comments....they mean soooo much!

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Stamps:  Hangin Around(JustRite)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip(SU) and Misc Designer Paper
Ink:  Rich Cocoa(Momento), More Mustard(SU), and Copics  
Accessories:  Janome, MFT Open Scalloped Border Die, Distressing Tool, Sponging, May Arts Burlap String, Circle Nesties, Button, and 3D Foam Squares

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Richly Blessed









 
Hi peeps, I have a card to share using the newly released Verve stamps.  Have you gotten your new Verve stamps, yet?  I sure hope so, it is time to get busy making Christmas cards.  I used Amber's Viva la Verve sketch with this gorgeous inspiration photo.  I did tweak the sketch a bit, I know "no ovals"  I use them rarely; they are not a favorite shape of mine.  I used the designer paper from K & Company called Yuletide....luv this pack of paper...yummy.  I used punched snowflakes and sprinkled them with glass glitter.  The ribbon is that lush cherry cobbler SU ribbon...I luv it!  I hope you will make time to play along with the Viva la Verve sketches, you can get the details here.
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Stamps:  Richly Blessed(Verve)
Paper:  Black, Very Vanilla(SU) and Yuletide Designer Paper(K & Company)
Ink:  Black and Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  SU Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Glass Glitter, Distressing Tool, Sponging, Janome, Tag Nesties, Websters Pages Buttons, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, and 3D Foam Squares

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Peace On Earth


 Super quick post this morning, I am running a bit behind.  This is for today's Mojo Sketch...I luv the sketch, but my card did not turn out like I wanted....do you have days like that?  I used a new K& Company designer paper and the new Verve release set Glad Tidings.  I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch....have fun!  Enjoy.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Smile Tag











Hello peeps, it has been another long week at work for me.....my weeks off have not been working out like I planned....lol.  These are weeks over and above my vacation weeks I have been trying to get off, so it is not guaranteed.  My turn will come..*grin*.  I am sharing with you tonight this weeks Curtain Call Color Challenge, this combo is soooo yummy.  Now I know at first glance you may be going eeekkkkk...I did, it is ok...lol.  They really did come together nicely.  I made a tag using Jen's SFYTT, Jen's sample is a tag, so I gave it a go too.....making tags are a favorite creation of mine.  I also used stamps that you can get at Stampers' Dream They are from Hero Arts, Just Find Me and Darcie's.    

Be sure to check out the Curtain Call DT's creations.....
Christina MacLaren at Seaglass & Sentiments
Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life
Teresa Kline:ME at Enjoy the VA Sunshine
and November Guest Designer, Marlene Peters at Hands On.
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Stamps:  Just Find Me(Hero Arts) and Darcie's
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, and Designer Paper(SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red, and Tangerine Tango(SU)
Accessories:  Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, SU Jumbo Eyelets, Gemstones, Stickles, SU Circle Punch, SU Scalloped Circle Punch, Ric Rac Ribbon, May Arts Natural Burlap String, Nesties Labels Eleven, and 3D Foam Sqaures

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Merry Christmas Mittens



Good morning, I am happy to tell you about the new JustRite Cling Mounted stamps; they are sooooo fabulous!  I luv this idea, there is a great storage box for keeping all of the stamps neatly together.  I have used the cute mitten stamp from the set Sparky & Friends.
I used the sweet designer paper from My Mind's Eye called I Believe, I adore this color combo.  It is a deep red, soft sky, and chocolate.......yummy!  I have heat embossed the mittens and added vintage glass glitter to the cuff and the center of the snowflake.  I used Nesties Labels Eleven for the main shape that the mittens are adhered to and added sponging.  I also added stitching, distressing, and the tag sentiment that is attached with a chipboard snowflake(these where given to me by a friend).  I also showed you a peek of the inside of my card, I usually finish the insides off as well; but very rarely share....shame on me....lol.  The sketch is from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, MTSC98.  I hope you like my mitten Christmas card and I wish you a week filled with lots of love and laughter!  Enjoy.
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Stamps:  Sparky & Friends and Simple Blessings(JustRite)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip(SU) and I Believe Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and Craft White(SU)
Accessories:  Janome, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Vintage Glass Glitter, Chipboard Snowflake, Button, May Arts String, SU Square Punch,Sponging, Nesties Labels Eleven, Distressing Tool, Heat Embossing Tool, White Embossing Powder, 3D Foam Squares

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch-Christmas Blessings



Good morning it is time for another mojo sketch, Mojo163; this weeks sketch is fabulous for showing off some great designer paper.  I used Memory Box designer paper that has cute red Christmas birds on it, Mistletoe.  I heat embossed the vintage "Christmas Blessings" sentiment, it is from the new Verve release.  I flipped the sketch to suit this fabulous sentiment, I luv the script!  I added SU cherry cobbler ribbon, a piece of white crocheted lace trim, and a SU button.  A super easy card, but I think it is rather pretty.  I hope you have a super day, don't forget to check out the other mojo makers creations....they are sure to get your creative juices flowing.  Thanks for stopping by and for the sweet comments you leave, they mean so much...enjoy!  
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Stamps:  Christmas Blessings Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler(SU) and Mistletoe Designer Paper(Memory Box)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler(SU) and Versamagic
Accessories:  Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, SU Ribbon, Lace Trim, SU Button, White Twine, and 3D Foam Adhesive Squares