Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Circular Turkey Sketch 42

I finally inked this image. It's so beautiful! I love SU! and this is a great sketch, dontcha think? I found it at Card Patterns! Check out the link. They have wonderful challenges that get those ideas flowin'. This card would be great for someone who hosts T'giving this year. Hope you like!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Banner

If you could see my home today, you would ask why in the world I spent time on this today. If you're visiting this blog, though, you probably know the world can be crashing down around us and we'll create! I had to play with MDS since I made the investment and created the blog banner courtesy of Patti's tutorial and some help from Google. Check out her tutorial here. Check out her banner - Gorgeous!!!
Thanks Patti!

Thanks for the turkey!

I thought I could use this card as a thank you for Thanksgiving dinner at my sister in law's. I used Stamping411's great sketch for this week. It really makes a pretty card I think. I used SUs bermuda bay for my accent color. The details for the sketch challenge can be found here. Enjoy this gorgeous Sunday if you're in the Southeast!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hodgepodge Bavarian Birthday

I was playing around with some red embossing powder I found in my closet and created this hodgepodgey card. I so love this Alpine Ribbon from last year's mini and am getting around to using it. I always feel like I don't use my materials enough. The problem is there is so much CUUUTE stuff out there that I have to have. There's just not enough time in my day. I believe that if I had a dedicated stamping space, that would change. What's your experience with that? Anyway, hope you like the card.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Anniversary Challenge Card

It's my brother and sis-in-law's anniversary. Stamping 411 gave me just the inspiration I needed to design a card. Hope you like! All products are SU except the border punch. Check out the beautiful cards submitted for this sketch at Stamping 411. Play along. I love to see what everyone creates. There are always things I wish I'd thought of. Love these challenges!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HalloCute!! Love this SU image!!

I have had real issues saying no to any of the items in the SU mini-catty. I just love this set and REALLY didn't need a Halloween set. Oh well... It makes me happy :) . HOpe you enjoy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Double Challenge Post

Click on the pictures above to get to the challenges at Pals Paper Arts blog and Stamping 411,
respectively. I've had this stamp set for a while and just inked it today because of the beautiful samples at these sites. My girls have the flu, so I took some time to create. I hope you like the card. The Stampin' Up images are so gorgeous, don't you think? Thanks for visiting. Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

White Elephant Meets Brown Reindeer?

We are having a white elephant silent auction at school to support our hospitality committee. Yup! That's what it's come to.... :) HEre's my contribution. I'll contribute these cards and envies and try to bundle them cutely (pretty sure THAT'S not a word.) Maybe I'll even drum up some SU business! I would love to find the hidden stampers in my building. What do you think? I would really appreciate any feedback. My fear is that no one will bid on them. They took about 15 minutes to make. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Stair Step Beach Card

I did this one from the tutorial that Beate did at Splitcoaststampers. I used the set Life's a Breeze that I had forever and finally cut and inked. I may do some version of this for my September swap with the girls. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Stampin 411 Sketch and Great News (for me!)

Here's my card for the latest Stamping 411 challenge. For the last challenge, they did a surprise prize and they drew my name!!!! I'm so excited! I won an SU stamp set Beautiful Blooms that I've been wanting!!! Yay Stamping 411!!
I was happy with the way this card turned out! I think it's because I love this set so much. All products are SU except the rhinestones.
The DSP is Bella Blooms.
I made the background paper with the focal image stamp.
I hope you like this one! Let me know what you think.

Happy Day, Donna F!!

My girlfriend Donna has her birthday today and this is the card I made for her. I used my new October Afternoon papers and stamp set (Cherry Hill) that I got from Two Peas In a Bucket. I LOVE these new products. They are adorable! Check them out below. I also did this for
Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge. Hope you like!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Couldja help a sister out???

Hello readers! I have a favor to ask. We have a new Trader Joe's in our area and I think the best source of info is from customers. Since you guys are creative, I assume you enjoy good food.
What have you tried at Trader Joe's that you love? I have a short list here to share with you.

I love the:

pad thai (in a Chinese food container)

spaghetti sauce

CORN SALSA (tomato-less)

CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS (in the freezer section) recommended to me by a french couple that I met These Are AWESOME!!

Nut cookies

My kids love the chocolate kitty cookies (they are low fat)

I like the Shiraz ($3 a bottle)

I would so appreciate it if you could comment if you have a fav to share! Thanks!!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Sketch Challenge Birthday

O.K. I'm pretty sure this one is a bomb. I thought the colors looked interesting together at first, but I'm pretty sure I've got WAY too much going on. It's like those fashion challenge shows......"I need to learn to edit myself."

Here are the deets...

stamps: PTI Garden of Life

paper: PTI white, SU: elegant eggplant, so saffron, groovy guava

ink: EE, SS, GG

accessories: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, SU scallop punch, SU scallop circle, SU brad kit, retired rubons (eastern elegance), Groovy Guava ribbon, SU 1/2 inch circle punch..

You can check out the challenge here. at the Cuttlebug Spot. There's a prize, so check it out. I'm off to see what others came up with.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Trendy Trees and Bonus Hummingbird

This hummingbird came to our empty feeder yesterday and then flew to my window and looked in
as if to say, HELLOOOOOO.... There's no food, here. I decided to make my own hummingbird food. Dontcha just love Google? How did we ever get along without it?
s/he was back and forth all day. To me, seeing one is like seeing a shooting star! I get so excited every time and it is so fleeting.
I love the sketch challenges over at Stamping 411. The ladies
over there are so talented. Lots of inspiration to be had...
I love a nice simple sketch.
My thinking of you card is what I came up with. I used Trendy Trees and Chocolate Chip DSP from way back. The ribbon is SU as well!! It's from the alpine ribbon collection that was offered in last year's holiday mini.
The ink is Basic Brown and Kiwi Kiss. I wish SU would bring that color back, don't you? Shelli, are you listening? Check out the challenge and have a great week!!
Hope you like!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

AWEsome Blog Candy at Carolina's Creative Pad

Check out the very generous blog candy at Carolina's Creative Pad. You can't win if you don't play :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Giveaway winner!

Congrats to Denise!! You are the winner of the Birchwood placemats from Living Rooms Direct!!!!! Thanks to all for playing!

Monday, July 27, 2009

GIVEAWAY and a card based on the prize

The great people at Living Rooms Direct have offered to give anyone who stops by and comments this very cute prize that inspired my card today! The prize is a set of Not Neutral Birch Veneer water resistant placemat set. It inspired me to pull out my Seasons of Friendship set and see what I could come up with. I also wanted to try my hand at quilling. I've decided it's definately NOT for me. Anywho, if you'd like a chance to win the placemat set, just comment here and a winner will be chosen randomly on Saturday. Just let me know where you get your inspiration when crafting. Good luck and check out the great living room furniture at Living Rooms Diret!

Here are the details of the card:

Paper: PTI vellum, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel

Ink: Staz-on white, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango

Stamps: So Swirly SU, Season of Friendship, Canvas, unknown sentiment SU

Thanks for looking! (Sorry about the pic quality!)


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Stamping 411 Sketch for July 25th

I'm trying to use the new SU in colors to figure out which are my favorites. These are the summery colors. I used a sponge on the daisies, using Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry. I also did a sponged resist on the middle layer.

This is for the Stamping 411 sketch. There are some really talented people participating over there. Ya gotta check it out!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win $1000 at TheCuttlebugSpot.com !!!!

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops http://www.customcrops.com/ http://www.thecuttlebugspot.com/
Good Luck!!!!

The More the Merrier Shoebox Swap

I cased Toni's card, found here . We will be making it in a shoebox swap with my upline. All materials are Stampin Up. Please contact me if you are interested in any SU supplies.

Paper: melon mambo, crushed curry, whisper white

Ink: melon mambo, crushed curry

Accessories: scallop border punch, oval punch, 3 hearts punch, blender pen

Stamps: The More the Merrier (hostess level 3)

Hope you like!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Another Christmas in July

There is so much great Christmas inspiration at the C'bug Christmas in July Challenge.
The stampers are so talented there! I got out my Cuttlebug and used my SU Curly Label Punch, Snowflake Die as well as my Cuttlebug embossing folder, snowflakes. It's such a beautiful embossed background!
I also love the curly label set. I'm thinking it's retired. SAD!!!!! Hope you like!
Check out The Cuttlebug Spot and check out my giveaway from Living Rooms Direct!!! You could win the cutest accessory for your table!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Want to Win some SU dies???? I DO!

has tons of ideas using the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin’ Up! summer celebration. To enter, all you have to do is write about it. This is my entry. Hope I win!