Monday, December 22, 2008

SheetLoad ShortCuts: A FROST-y Giveaway!

Check out the giveaway at SheetLoad ShortCuts: A FROST-y Giveaway! . They are always so generous, giving out not only great layouts, but also great candy! Merry Christmas all!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Countdown to Christmas!

So much to do...So little time. I have NO Christmas presents bought, no cards made, etc. So, this weekend will be my weekend to get organized. HEre's what I've been doing instead :) . When overwhelmed-create, I always say! I made the banner after I saw the one on No Time to Stamp that Sharon Johnson created. It is stunning! Check it out! I love this accordian style card and she also made a very cool box to put it in. What a great gift that would make. I used Whisper White, PTI ribbon, monogram letters, and snow man image. SU Country Living Star stampm and Basic Grey DP.

I can't remember which blog I CASED this advent calendar from, but if it's you let me know. I'd be happy to give you props.

Have a lovely Saturday!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Best Set Ever! (Sung to the Tune of Best Day Ever)

This set is so very great. I tried my hand at the baby wipe method of creating a stamp pad. First I tried it with a wet paper towel. Doesn't work. Then I tried it with HandiWipes. worked ok but not as well as with baby wipes. Unfortunately I'm wayyyyy to lazy to go get baby wipes. When I was rinsing the plate that I had the wipes on, I realized that there was a beautiful pattern of inks on the porcelain plate, so I smushed the paper into it to make a beautiful DSP :).

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Birthday Cupcake

It's late, and my post is short. I love, love, love, the top note die. It's so perfect! I always need birthday cards at the spur of the moment, so this will come in handy. All supplies are SU. I used sage shadow, choco chip, and tangerine tango. I was going for Clean and Simple and may have undershot (?) I'm thinking it needs something....


I finally had the chance to participate in a challenge after a long hiatus! I used these great SU rub-ons (Love and Happiness) that are now retired. You should check out the special they have right now. 20% off of rub-ons. They really last such a long time and are a nice value! email me if you would like to order!

The stamp set I used are Upsy Daisy for the sentiment and Always for the flowers. I also stamped the flowers on the ribbon with craft white. Hope you like!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Google Thanksgiving

Someone inspired me to look up "vintage images" on Google and use them in my cards. This is what I came up with. Is the doll a bit creepy with the turkey though? What's that all about? Anywho, hope you like it! I don't know if you can tell, but I popped up a few leaves and made a border using a single leaf stamp from a hostess stamp. HOpe you like!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Birthday Greetings

I used this cute set to work on my coloring. I believe I used my copics for this. How cute is that frog?

REgionals note cards and holder

I had a blast at SU Regionals. I had no idea it would be so fun and informative. I can't imagine how great convention is.

Here's one of the cute projects we made with the set they gave us "Best Wishes and More".

It's mini notecards and a note card holder. I gave it to a friend who's been out of work from surgery. We miss her and are looking forward to her getting back. This set is adorable! Let me know if you are interested in ordering it. It has cute sentiments, the bird, a flower, and a heart. I know I'll be able to use it a lot!

This month has been a crazy one. (Looks like I've been posting once a month since school started back :( Gotta work on that.). Soccer season is over, so things should slow down a bit. Although basketball is starting for one of my girls....
We have a working kitchen now, although we need to finish the details: paint, trim, window treatments, and flooring. I can't tell you how are quality of life changed since we got the sink installed though!!!
Thanks for looking and "listening"!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Eastern Kiwi - Spoiler alert Raquel and Denise!

This is for my gals' swap. The theme this month was Asian but sadly I have no Asian stamps. I tried to go with the nature thing. I used the beautiful SU Eastern Blooms and Heard From the Heart. The color is kiwi kiss. I also used SU DP and the jumbo brads. I'm really happy with the way the card turned out. Hope you like!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Today's Forecast - Sad

We have a super soccer player on our team who tore a muscle and is out for the season! We are giving her this card which says, We miss you! Get better soon! on the inside. I was excited to get to use my new Molly Stamps, Today's Forecast. The set came with the very cool Tim Holtz' spinners!! I thought they were so neat! Check out the link to see the other forecast faces. It's adorable!!

I signed up to be a SU demo last night. Kinda scary, but exciting! Any advice anybody? Have a great weekend!
The following are photos my DD (8yrs) took for our PTA Reflections contest. The Theme is "Wow". The one on the left is entitled Nature's Pampas Parade and the one on the right is entitled Earth's Super Star.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Altered 50cent notecards

I got these cards for a friend, Valerie because they were fifty cents. Of course that required a 15 dollar MS edge punch and a 7 dollar Basic Grey Mellow sampler! They took minutes to alter and turned out cute. It was hard to get a picture, though! Hope you get the idea. No stamping on this one. The cards are stacked on one another. Hope you like!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Finally a post! Bella Birthday Gift

I hurriedly (in 10 minutes) made this gift packaging for a special friend of DD's. If I'd had more time, I'd have used some ribbon or other embellishment, but isn't this Bella Rose paper gorgeous? I'm crazy about it. I think I'll have to order more. At my friend Jessica's Vanda's house we made adorable Halloween treats in this style with Kit Kat bars and cute Halloween paper and stamps. All you need to do is cut your paper, put tape along all edges, fold two parallel sides over on each other and use your crimper to crimp the ends. Then decorate with belly bands, etc. It couldn't be easier or cuter! (The gift was a DS game)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

FS83 at Splitcoast

I cased this card from Denise, the featured stamper at Splitcoast Stampers. She was wonderful enough to post a template for the dress, too! I used Martha Stewart's Botanicals paper and retired SU rub-ons as well as Whisper White and Chocolate Chip paper. The embellies are Martha Stewart photo corners (all from wal-mart.) I figured if I have to go there for something, I must reward myself with crafty stuff. I have had the ribbon for ages and only know I ordered it on Ebay (from Jacksonbelle I think). Thanks for visiting! I appreciate you looking! Hope you like.

My sister ROCKS

This is my sister (on the right) after running the rock n roll half marathon in 1:45 or so Labor Day weekend. I'm so very proud of her! Here's a picture of our proud "mama", too!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Buckaroo, Baja, Pacific Celery

I combined some colors for this card that surprised me when I saw them together. This is for SCS's Technique Lover's Challenge. I'm not sure I met the requirements for the challenge because I didn't use Whisper White to make the image look embossed. I really need to get a reinker! My WW is way too dry. I DID get to use my new Baja Breeze and Pacific Point ink pads and my new Heard from the Heart set. I just love new catalog time!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kwerner challenge 19!

Here's my try for Kwerner's 19th challenge. Check it out HERE. Lots of people have designed great cards for this challenge.

I go back to work tomorrow, so this has got to be short (like my summer vacation :) JJ). Gnight!

August Sheetload Card

I hope you have been to Sheetload of Cards already to check out their great sketches. They give sketches with dimensions, samples, encouragement, and MONTHLY PRIZES! This card is based on their free August e-zine and for their August contest.


Ink: White Craft, Elegant Eggplant (SU)

Paper: Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Stamps: SU's Upsy Daisy

Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Mat Pack, brads

I learned this technique from Colleen on Tuesday. Just stamp dark CS with craft white ink and use pastels to color in details. Use a swiffer duster (i had to use a tissue) to remove excess chalk. The white ink really gives the image nice dimension and light. Try it - It couldn't be easier! Hope you like!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ala Knightrone

I created this card based on a card by knightrone, the featured stamper at SCS. You can see the original here. I'm officially in love wi th the sketch and may have to use it again. I used my copics, PTI sweet blush, and SU Soft Sky and Whisper White to coordinate with the DP that I got on clearance a couple of years ago at Target. I also got to use my new round scallop Nestabilities. Check out Knightrone's gallery. It's awesome. Thanks for visiting and hope you like!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Shout Out To Sheetload

Sheetload E-zine has both their August magazines (Their mini mag which gives a sketch, dimensions and samples to make 8 A2 cards and their and monthly mag which makes 6 full-size cards) up as well as their awesome monthly challenge! There are prizes, people!!!! You need to check them out. What a cool concept.
P.S. You'll be entered into a drawing if you give them a shout out on your blog!

I have an updated pic of my pups to share! They sure do sleep a lot, don't they. That's just when they're cutest! Here they are with DD!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kristina's Sketch Challenge

I absolutely love this set from SU called "In the Wild". It's retired, but it's so versatile and I don't get tired of it. I also had the chance to use a couple of SU rub ons from the Eastern Elegance set ( the flower and teh sentiment.) I used Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, and Certainly Celery paper and ink. The polka dots are Itty Bitty Backgrounds.
Check out the other entries for this challenge here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Anyone Still Out There?

Here's a card I did for a swap that's upcoming. I have to make the post very quick because we are busy with the remodel and DH doesn't appreciate me spending lots of time with other hobbies. I finally had a chance to ink this set and really love the images. Hope you like! I used Certainly Celery and Choco Chip.
I'll be uploading pics of the remodel soon if you're interested. I'm amazed at my husband's abilities! Hubby's calling...

Friday, August 8, 2008

kwernerchallenge 18

Kristina has a challenge posted and I just can not resist. Although, I think, maybe I should have, because I'm not sure this card matched my vision very well. Anyway, check out her challenge here and enjoy!