Sunday, November 30, 2008

Featured Stamper- FlowerGal

Happy Sunday!!

What a terrific way to spend the day by perusing through Flowergals gallery. She has such a wonderfully creative style, plus she leaves the best comments!! Here is the card I chose to CASe:

CC172 Taken with Ann Ryan

I changed: colors, theme, added ribbon and moved the sentiment.

I loved the layout! I went with a snowman card also for the OCCC in which we were to make a card with snowflakes or snowman or both! Well I love snowmen and snowflakes so I did both.
I use Basic Gray Wassail, So Saffron, Mellow Moss and Ridinghood Red. The white snowflake is felt and the other two are from Martha Stewarts punch. I also added a crystal gem to the center of the snowflake. I added some Dazzling Diamonds and scalloped the one layer. I used a glitter marker to make dots on the scallops.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Inspiration Challenge 156

Happy Saturday everyone!

I am just exhausted after my 13 hour shopping escapade yesterday!! I did accomplish alot though!I saw today's Inspiration Challenge and I wanted to play along.

I just loved the simplicity and the colors. I used Prism white and Creamy Caramel. I just bought these Cuttlebug strip embossing folders yesterday and I thought they would be perfect for the edging. I used the Dazzling Versamark and detailed white embossing powder for the flower and I just used the Basic Black marker for the stems.
I then used the twill ribbon for the two corners and the MS butterfly punch. I daubered just the edges of the butterflies in Creamy Caramel. The main panel is up on dimensionals.
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

sketch challenge

What a great sketch today with so many possibilities. I made mine today with my new Prismatic papers and some new dp that I bought from MME! Loving this paper. I stamped my image i=on white Prismatic paper and cut it out with my oval scallop nesties. I then colored it in with Marvelous Magenta and Buckaroo Blue ink pads and a blender pen. I added tear drop rhinestone brads to the top corner and a sheer white ribbon threaded through with the slot punch. I used my Cute and Curly set for the sentiment. I just layered the sentiment onto a piece of the blue Prismatic paper.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Color Challenge 194


Here is my card for today's Color Challenge to use Really Rust, Going Gray and Very Vanilla. Well, I don't have ANY of the inks, just the cardstock. I used Basic Gray ink for my image. I cute the Very Vanilla (base) 5 1/2 x 10 1/2. I then scored at 3' and 2 1/2". I then cut my Going Gray and Really Rust to fit and rounded the edges just on the top layers. For the bottom Going Gray I used the scallop edge punch. I ran the Really Rust cardstock through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots EF.

For the top flap, I used my Crop a Dial to insert the jumbo eyelet and then I strung the Very Vanilla Ribbon through that and around the card.

For the image layers, I stamped Upsy Daisy in Basic Gray and then added a rust colored eyelet from my Crop a Dial kit into the corner. The image layer is up in dimensionals just on the top portion so the card can open.

The inside is layered in the colored cardstock and again I stamped the image in the corner.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Technique Lover's Challenge 196 Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Hello everyone!
Happy Monday, Well I have rested up from my busy weekend and here is my card for today's challenge to make a Pop Up gift card holder. This was so easy peasy!! I also used the sketch from Paper Craft Planet that can be found here: made a birthday one because I don't give away many Christmas one's. I used Happy Harmony, Washington Apple dsp, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Ridinghood Red. The ovals were made with my Marvy punches. I colored in the image with my SU markers, added the primas with pop dots and I used the SU oval punches for the sentiment. The gift card is adhered to a piece if Pumpkin Pie.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday, well maybe for some for ya. I had a surprise birthday party last night and I did not fall asleep until 630am, yes that's right, 630am. Needless to day, I am dog tired, or should I say cat tired!! LOL!When I saw the Featured Stamper today, I had to make one! Here is the card I chose: started as snowman card, but it ended up with this cute cat from High Hopes. I bought this a hile a go and i am just now inking him up. Here are my changes:colors image and theme ribbon placement flowers dry embossed instead of dp no hardware. I colored him in with my Bic markers and added the flowers in the corner because it looked so bare!
Have a great week coming up!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Inspiration Challenge 155, Beate's WSC

Hi !Here is my card for today's Inspiration Challenge. This is what I chose for mine: loved the polka dot dress, colors and the lamp, I used the swiss dots folder because of the head board on the bed and the curly punch for the shape of the headboeard.I put ornage instead of yellow which is a momentary lapse here. When your stamp place is two floors down, something has to go!! LOL!I Flower Filled because of the lmp image. I also used Beate's WSC.TFL! I will not be able to make comments until tomorrow, I am getting ready for a surprise birthday party for tonight!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Beate's WSC 67


I made this for Beate's WSC that can be found here: Beate's WSC 67. My Dh aunt is turning 60 in December, but we are throwing here a surprise party tomorrow at the Casino boat. There are two things she loves to do and gambling and drinking wine with friends. I can't wait until I can help celebrate this with her. So, I made this card for her! I used this beautiful wine image from Inkadinkado. This is stamped in Chocolate Chip and I decided not to color it in. The dp is unknown, I used Brocade Blue, Regal Rose and Certainly Celery. Thanks for looking!


Limited Supply Challenge 195-Chocolate

Hi! Here is my card today. We were to use chocolate somewhere are our card. I just bought this Inkadinkado Birds Galore set and I wanted to use it today.The bird is stamped on Chocolate Chip, then cut out with the long rectangle nesties. The base card is Brown bazzil and I then layered with bazzil pink, red and Chatterbox dp.I used my MS edge punch for the pink layer. I then added a red prima and brown flower brad. The image layer is up on dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Ridinghood Red right onto the image layer.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ways to Use It Challenge


Here is my card for today's Way to Use It Challenge to use pearls on our cards. I used pearls is two different ways today. First, I used Pearl Ex on my Santa from Rubber Stampede. I just love this Santa image and this is the first time I have inked him up. I brushed on the Pearl Ex after applying the medium. I used yesterday's Sketch Challenge because I wasn't able to participate yesterday. I felt that it was a good fit for the image. The DP is from Basic Greys new line of paper called Wassail. It is just so pretty, I used two different patterns. The base card is Mellow Moss then layered with So Saffron and the Wassail. I next used my CM square punch to make the squares for the corners. I added the half back pearls to the center of each square. The Santa was then applied with dimensionals and I then used the Cute and Curly Label Bundle for the sentiment. I stamped it twice, once in Ridinghood Red and again in So Saffron. I punched out just the Merry Christmas that I stamped in So Saffron with my small oval punch and adhered it with a dimensional.
The ribbon fiber was wrapped around twice and tied in a knot. I embellished the inside of my card with So Saffron, white and a piece of the Wassail.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Here is another for the color challenge to use Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft. The red layer is embossed with the Argyle folder. The next layer is Creamy Caramel and Basic Black. I pierced the sides and bottom. The next layer is Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White. I stamped my image in Basic Black and colored them in with my Bic markers. I used: Rambunctious Red, Honey Brown, Cloud Nine Grey and Adobe Orange. I then pierced on the top and bottom then again on the sides, but just in the middle. The sentiment was cut by using the Cuttlebug tag plate and I ran red fiber ribbon through that.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment!


Color Challenge 193


Here is my card for today's Color Challenge to use Real Red, Black and Kraft. Well no Kraft here so I used Creamy Caramel which was allowed. Pretty simple card today. I stamped the sentiment is Basic Black then tan it through the Cutllebug wiht the Swiss Dots Folder. I used the Scallop Punch for the egde and I pierced holes in the scallops. The panel is layered in Basic Black, real Red and the squares are Basic Black and Creamy Caramel. I stapmed the images, then put in the brads. This panel is on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Sunday!
What a fabulous gallery today we had to choose from for today's Featured Stamper: Kendra.

I loved perusing her gallery. I settled on this one: Stamp a Stack Elegant. We are to change at least two things on the card to make it our own. I changed the stamp set, but I kept it a flower, colors, added some layers and made my images on a rectangle instead of an oval. I also added a sentiment to mine. You can never have enough Thank You cards!! LOL! The dp I used is from Basic Greys Archaic. I just love the colors and patterns in this one. Each panel is ran through the Cuttlebug with the Argyle folder. I added a brad to the bottom left of the image and decide not o make a bow, but just to wrap the ribbon around the panel. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Inspiration Challenge 154 The Felted Garden

Hi everyone and happy Saturday.

Here is my card for today's beautiful Inspiration Challenge: The Felted Garden. It has some lovely items to chose from. I chose this one for mine: Emma Scarf. I went with the colors and the flowers on it. I stamped my images in Buckaroo Blue and Close to Cocoa. The base card is Close to Cocoa, then a piece of vanilla with Linen stamped in Close to Cocoa. The edge piece was punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch and adhered ti the base card. Next I cut out the images. I layered with my nesties rectangles and stamped the sentiment in Close to Cocoa. I adhered the Poesies with dimensionals and added ribbon and a dew drop.

Thanks for coming to visit and leave a comment if you wish.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Beate's WSC 66

Here is a card that I made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge 66. I made a baby card for my cousin who just had a baby girl this week. I used these non-traditional colors because I really likes the Basic Gray Urban Prairie Lady Bug dp. My base is Ridinghood Red, then Sage Shadow and the Basic Gray dp. I used my Martha Stewart Lace edge punch for the bottom of the dp. I then layered Sage Shadow, Ridinghood Red and used the same edge punch for that. I then layered Sage Shadow and the image that is stamped onto Whisper White. I added a ribbon by sliding it through a slot punch made on the image panel. I then added dew drops, buttons and the sentiment. I decorated the inside of my card with a layer of Whisper White and on the bottom I used a piece of Sage Shadow and the same dp with the Lace edge punch. I will try to get the picture of that on here! I am still learning how to use this blog!!

Thanks for visiting!


Limited Supply Challenge 194 Acrylics

Hi everyone! I made this card for today's Limited Supply Challenge to use acrylics. This is the first acrylic set that I bought and I just don't ink it up enough.Each flower is stamped and has Iridescent Ice on it. It is really sparkly IRL! I stamped the flowers in Groovy Guava, Ridinghood Red and Buckaroo Blue.I then cut them out and placed them on with dimensionals. The base card is Ridinghood Red, then the next panel is Groovy Guava with Bella Rose dp on that. I put copper brads on the top corners in alternating directions.The next panel is Buckaroo Blue with Ginger Blossom dp. The ovals were cut with my Marvy punches and the Riding hood Red one was ran through the Cuttlebug Swirls folder. I punched out Groove Guava with he Cute and Curly Label punch and stamped the sentiment in Ridinghood Red then placed copper brads on the top corners.I used my spiral clip and tied Groovy Guava ribbon on that.

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you wish!!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Color Throw Down 19 and WT192

Hi everyone! I made another for today's Way To Use It Challenge and one for the Color Throw Down 19 which can be found here: Color Throw Down 19. My bade card is Bordering Blue and then a piece of Whisper White. I stamped Linen in Bordering Blue onto the Whisper White. I then cute three long panels in Bravo Burgundy and Not Quite Navy. I ran the NQN strips through the Cuttle Bug with the Argyle EF. On the bottom panel I cut out the Cute and Curly label in WCP and stamped the sentiment in BB and then with my aqua brush I made a "border" by painting Bordering blue around the edges. I then added a dew drop and brads onto the panel. This panel is on dimensionals s well as the sentiment.

The image were stamped in black stazon onto WCP and colored in with the aqua painter in Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy Bravo Burgundy and Kiwi Kiss. I did the same "bordering" with these image and put them up on dimemsionals.

Thanks for coming by to visit, please leave a comment if you wish.


Hi everyone! Here is my card using watercolored paper.I inked up my butterfly and flower, then spritzed with water and stamped onto the paper. I pierced the corners and used the ticker corner punch on the Pale Plum layer.I ran the larger watercolored paper through the CuttleBug after I inked up the Birds and Swirls folder in Pale Plum.I punched out the scallop circle in Elegant Eggplant and attached with a dimensional after adding the crystal gem,I wrapped the fiber ribbon around several times and adhered the each panel on dimensionals. I made this card for my DH aunt and uncle for their 40th wedding anniversary party that is this weekend. Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you wish!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sketch Challenge 202


Here is my card for today's wonderful sketch challenge! This is pretty much self explainatory. I will be back later to include deets, but I am late for Stamp Club! Hope you stop by.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hi! I also made this one for the CCNOV1008 Challenge that can be found here:Paper Craft Planet Color Challenge. I love these colors together.
My base is vanilla and then I used Urban Garden dsp and Baja Breeze for the next layer. I cut my Kiwi Kiss and used my scallop punch for the borders. I then layered with Baja Breeze and Vanilla and stamped my image in KK. I used my spiral clip and Very Vanilla wide grosgrain ribbon for the accent. This panel in up on dimensionals. I used my Marvy punches for the sentiment which is cut in half and stamped in Baja Breeze.

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment if you wish!!


Color Challenge 192

Hi everyone!

It is a dreary, rainy day here today. One of my bathrooms is getting painted today and I am now just getting to making may card for today! I started with Basic Gray as my card base, then I used Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy and Certainly Celery dsp for my next layer. I paper pierced the top and bottom of this layer. I used my nesties for my image layers. I used the Embrace Life SU set! Love this set! I stamped the leaves image in Basic gray onto WW, then I stamped the flower, colored it with Certainly Celery marker and Rose Red for the stamens. I cut it out and layered it on the leaf image. I then used my MS butterfly punch in all three colors and adhered them with pop dots. The sentiment layer is mad with the Cute and Curly Punch Bundle. The sentiment is stamped in NQN and the scallop circle is Basic Gray. All is adhered with dimensionals. Lastly, I tied ribbons around in the colors and added crystal gems to the top left corner.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas Tree Box-TCL194

Hi everyone!
Here is my project for today! Now I know why I don't do triangles!! LOL!! I made this from the template seen here: Christmas Tree Template. This was fun to make, but the triangles did me in! I used non traditional colors for this. I had seen alot of River Rock used lately and I just love this color so I pulled it out for today. I then realized that I don't have ANY good Christmas stamps, like NONE!! So I just used the Cute and Curly label which I stamped twine, once in River rock and again in Chocolate chip. I used the small oval punch to punch out just the sentiment. I used my MS branch punch and punched out in the River Rock and Chocolate Chip and attached behind the sentiment. I found this Hampton Arts Peace dove so I stamped him in Stazon Black and colored him in with a blender pen and River Rock ink pad. To finish this off, I tied a River Rock ribbon, tied it in a knot and attached with a pop dot.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you wish!!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

WendyBell FS92

Hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Mine stated very early today with my youngest waking up at 6:30 am today!! I went to see sho was the Featured Stamper today and I was glad to see WendyBell as the lucky one! I love her gallery, it is awesome.
I chose this card to feature I have been wanting to do a gatefold card all week and I was excited to see that she has many in her gallery.
For this card I scored at 2 1/4 and 6 1/2. I stamped the cupcake twice, once on whisper white and agin onto the dp by American Craft. I paper Piced the cupcake liner on a dimensional. I colored in the cupcake with my Rose Red marker and added Dazzling Diamonds onto the top. I matted the image on chocoalte chip and bashful ble which was cut out and embossed with my nesties. I paper pierced the corners of the fold. To keep the card closed, I tied a ribbon around the card going underneath the image.
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comments if you wish!


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Inspiration Challenge 153

Hi everyone and happy Saturday!
What fun items to chose from for today's Inspiration Challenge. I chose this item for mine: Boda Inspiration I loved the colors because they match so well with the new In Colors.
I used the nesties to cut out my matting in Ridinghood Red, Pacific Blue and Whisper White. The next panel I used the scallop punch. The image was stamped in RHR and again in PP then I just cut out the ear and adhered it with a dimensional. I used a $1 Michaels punch for the heart and put that in place of the flower. I first colored in the stem with my BB marker and then adhered the heart on a pop dot. I paper pierced the corners and long panel. I then punched with the slot punch under the image and ran the ribbon through that. I adhered the image on dimensionals and the sentiment was stamped in RHR then punched with the window word punch.

I have started to embellish the inside of my cards.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Limited Supply Challenge and Beate's WSC


Here is my card for today's Limited Supply Challenge and Beate's WSC.

I found this Marcella dp today at Target and thought it would match up with the new Kiwi Kiss color and it does.

My card size is 4 1/2 x 5 1/2. I punched the circles from my Marvy Punches. The image is from Lizzi Ann's Big Blossoms. I haven't inked this up in a while so I thought I would dig it out for today. The images were colored in by using Kiwi kiss, Bashful Blue and Cranberry Crisp ink pads and a blender pen.

The butterfly and flower are popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is a piece of Kiwi Kiss cut out with the small nesties and stamped the sentiment in Basic Black. This is also popped up on a dimensional. I finished off by piercing the corners with my mat pack and using the slot punch for the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ways to Use It Challenge


I finally was able to sit down and make today's challenge card: Cutting Corners. I had my 20 month old sitting next to me the whole time I was trying to put this together. This is not how I invisioned my card at all, but I am happy with the way it turned out.
I punched the balloons three times in Not Quite Navy, Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery. I cut them out and adhered with dimensionals after I stamped them onto the WW layer. I then used my ticket corner punch on the NQN and WW layer. I used a Fiskers punch called Lace that has three different styles in one punch. I think this has been sitting in my drawer for about a year!! Thanks for making me get it out! I punched the corners of the Apricot layer. I then stamped Linen tone on tone on the same layer.
For the middle panel I used my new MS edge punch that embosses flowers which is hard to see in the photo. I tied CC ribbon around that and added a piece of AA and navy ribbon in that. The sentiment was stamped twice once in NQN and then in CC. I punched out just the wording part and adhered with a dimensional. To finish it off, I added dew drops.

Whew!! Well thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my creation today!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sketch Challenge 201

Morning everyone!

Here is my card for today's fun Sketch Challenge. I used Autumn Vine DSP, sage shadow, ruby red and chocolate chip.

I used the curly label punch and the scallop circle punch for the sentiment.

The main panel and sentiment are up on dimensionals.
Buttons are glued on with pop dots. I wrapped twine around the card. I used the ticker corner punch for the main image.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Color Challenge


Happy voting Tuesday!! I spent 2 hours this morning waiting in line to vote!! It was well worth it though!

For today's fabulous color challenge, I brought out my much negleted Fabulous Flowers set.

I used kiwi kiss for my base. I then embossed the pretty in pink layer with my cuttlebug divine swirls folder. I then layered the other panel in ridinghood red, kiwi kiss and SU! dsp! I used my MS lace border punch for the pretty in pink layer. This panel is up on dimensionals.

I stamped the big flower twice in kiwi kiss and ridinghood red, cut them out and layered with dimensionals. The smaller flower was stamped in petal pink, cut and layered with a dimensionals. I punched out the butterfly and attached with a pop dot. I put gems on the buttlerfy and flower center.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Technique Lover's Challenge

Hi everyone!!

What a sad day for me today. I had to attend one of my best friend's mom's funeral this morning. She passed away suddenly this past Wednesday morning at home in her sleep.

So I made this card to send to her to let here know that hope is still possible! I lost my mom about 12 years ago, so I know how hard it is to lose a parent. I hope this card will help her in her journey of this loss.
I used chocolate chip, brocade blue and Basic Grays Offbeat dp to create this card. I punched the medallion from the video from Becca's Blog seen here:
I colored in the image with my SU! markers, stamped Linen in chocolate chip on the medallion then I stamped the sentiment into the opening of the curly label. I used the Photo Corner Punch for the accent on the corners and lifted the image ans sentiment up on dimensionals.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Featured Stamper- Becca

Hi everyone! This is my first post on my blog! Wow, I can't believe that I have started one. Today our Featured Stamper was Becca! Wow, what a gallery.

I loved her layout and the flower image so I kept that. I changed the colors, flipped the sketch and cuttlebugged the bottom panel and not the strip. I used crystal brads instead of regular ones and not as many.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon!