Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sketch Challenge 209

Hi everyone! I hope you are getting ready to ring in the New Year, but first here is my card for the Sketch Challenge over on SCS. I have a first birthday party to go to on Sunday for a friend's only grandson, so I made a this fir him. I just bought this Martha Stewart stamp set that I have eyeing for a while! The dp is called PlayTime by 3bugsinarug.. The base card is Blue Bayou, layered with Mellow Moss and Cranberry Crisand the dp. I colored the image with my SU markers and I cut it out. I made my first cloud image to go behind the boat. I made the BAB and put the number 1 that was stamped in Cranberry Crisp. The side panel has three eyelets and hemp string through that. I paper pierced around the image and I put the sentiment in the corner. Thanks for looking, off to make something for tonight!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Color Challenge 199

Hi! Here is my card for today's Color Challenge to use Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and So Saffron. Love these classic colors together. I kind of went for a vintage Valentine card, I am not sure if I achieved it! The image is Bo Ho Blossoms from MFT. I stamped the heart in BB and the other image in SS. I cut the image out and used dimensionals to adhere to the nesties. I then place a button in the center of the heart with a pop dot. The sentiment is stamped in BB and punched out with the word window punch and adhered with pop dots. The dp is all Basic Gray scraps that I had laying around. I made a BAB for the top right corner and I found these clips at the $1.99 spot at Achiever's. The ribbon is Making Memories.
This is just a side view of the card so you could see the dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

TLC 201 Fun Funky Fold

Here is my card for today's challenge for the Fun Funky Fold. I guess I made it right! It was so easy and fun to make. I made the fold from Basic Gray Archaic dp. I punched a scallop circle from my Marvy punch in Baroque Burgundy and another small circle in brown. I ran both through the cuttlebug distressed embossing folder. I stamped the alligator in Always Artichoke, cut it out and adhered with a large pop dot. The balloons where stamped in the same colors, cut out and up on pop dots. The birthday hat was colored in with SU! markers, cut out and up on a dimensional. The hemp for the balloons are adhered with small pop dots under neath the balloons and again at the mouth. I attached a coordinating brad, stamped the sentiment, punched it out with the word window punch and attached with pop dots. The main image panel is attached onto a slight larger piece of Baroque Burgundy with dimensionals which is also embossed with the distressed folder.The hemp string is wrapped around the card from the back of the fold. I punched two slots on each side and pulled the string through. I left enough slack so when it is opened, it can open all the way.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and Happy New Year!!


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Featured Stamper 99 and OCCC

I made this for two challenges today, The first is for the FS over on SCS Stampfilled Dreams. She has a terrific gallery. This is the card I chose for today: Bootiful Dresses
I loved the simple layout and the girly theme. We are to change at least two things on the card for the challenge. Mine are: I used dp, made an acetate card, colors and layers. The dp is Urban Prairie from Basic Gray, the cs is Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette. I stamped the image in BB and colored it in with my new Copic markers, I added crystal effects to the two hearts and sprinkled dazzling diamond on top of that. I just love these bow and that is one reason I picked this card. I made the bow from the PP ribbon and added a pearl accent. I then paper pierced the top to simulate the swiss dots on the original card. The second challenge is on Our Creative Corner in which we were to use something clear on our cards. I was so excited this morning when I checked this blog to find out that I was the winner of the Lovey Dovey Challenge!! I have not won anything on any of the blog challenges yet, so I was just thrilled! So thank you ladies for choosing my card as the winner!! I made this card with acetate, my first too! This card will be for my good friends' daughter whose birthday is coming up in January, She is the best princess that I know!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Insiration Challenge 160

Here is my card for today's IC on SCS. I chose this image for my inspiration: Bleeker Street.
I went with the patterns and the purse style. I actually made a purse card, my first. I took a piece of black cardstock, cut it to 6 x 12 and scored at each end at 4 1/2, I attached the Urban Prairie dp. I then put some making Memories lace ribbon on the bottom half. The handles is felt ribbon. The sentiment was stamped in kiwi Kiss and punched out with the large oval punch and attached with hardware. To keep the purse closed, I used a library clip and attached primas on each side then finished it off with a crystal sticker in the center. I am pretty happy with the outcome, although it took me forever!1 I think next time I will use jumbo eyelets for the handles.
Thanks for looking!

Limited Supply- No More Holdiay Cards 200

Hi everyone!
I hope everyone had a terrific Christmas spending time with family and friends. We certainly did. We did unfortunately lose a friend and family member Christmas Eve morning, we had to put our family dog to sleep. She was the heart and soul of the family for 12 years. She has been blind for about 2 years and over the last week, she went down hill pretty fast. So in honor of our dear pet, I made this card. My dh is so heartbroken that I will be giving this to him one day. This card is also for SCS Limited Supply Challenge to make a non holiday card and not using red or green. I did use Sage Shadow, but not for holiday use.

The card bade is Lovely Lilac with layers of Sage Shadow and Pacific Blue. The Pacific Blue was ran through the Cuttlebug in the bubbles folder. I next stamped the image in Basic Black and colored in with mt NEW Copic markers that Santa brought me!!! It is also cored in using Bic markers and Prisma pencils and gamsol. I cut out with the curved rectangle nesties and matted with Close to Cocoa, which is adhered up on a dimensional. The sentiment is stamped in Sage Shadow and punched out with the word window punch and layered in Sage Shadow and Lovely Lilac and up on a dimensional. The two panel under the image are Lovely Lilac and Sage Shadow with silver brads on the top. The dragonfly was stamped in Basic Black, colored in with Copics and cut out and adhered with a pop dot.
I hope you like what I have done here. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

OCCC Lovey Dovey


Here is my card for the Our Creative Corner Challenge "Lovey Dovey". I found these $1 stamped at Michael's today and I thought that these would be perfect for the challenge. I also found this Bo Bunny dp at Achiever's the other day. Isn't it cute!!?? I started with Green galore base card and layered Real Red and this pink cs from Achiever's. I then layered the Bo Bunny dp. I then used a piece of black cs and used the Martha Stewart lace edge punch. I ran it through the Cuttle bug with the Swiss Dots folder. I colored in the image with mu SU markers, huffed and stamped on to white cs. I then just layered the image. I added heart and crystal adhesive gems to the image and paper pierced around the image also. I tied the real red ribbon around the center panel. I then colored in the sentiment with my SU markers, huffed and stamped on to white cs and adhered with dimensionals. I decorated the inside as well with the colored cs and the dp. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Color Challenge 198

Hi! Well, I made another one for this Color Challenge. I have just found out that a friend of mine has been diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer. From what I understand they have found it in time and no surgery is required just chemotherapy. I am happy that it was found in time, but saddened that she will have to go through the chemo again. I am going to send her this card to let her know to "Embrace Life" and that she has a friend here if she needs anything! I hope that this holiday season brings some glimmer of hope and joy to her and her family. I will be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.


Color Challenge 198

Hi all!!

Here is my card for today's Color Challenge on SCS to use Cameo Coral, Orchid Opulence and So Saffron. The first thing I thought of when I saw these was my new Treehouse Stamp that I bought a while ago and have not inked up. The base is So Saffron, layered with Cameo Coral, Orchid Opulence , Martha Stewart dp. The Cameo layer is punched with the MS edge punch. I stamped the image onto WCP and colored in with SU markers and an aqua painter. I then stamped the chick onto WCP , colored her in, cut her out and adhered her with a dimensional. I used the large oval punch for the sentiment. In also decorated the inside of the card. I hope you like what I have done today!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Featured Stamper 98 Paula Tracy

Happy Sunday everyone!!

What a terrific Featured Stamper today over on SCS. I have never seen here card before, so this was a treat to browse her gallery. Here is the card I chose: I Stink Your Sweet. I have been wanting to do a nesties card for a while and this was the perfect push for it. I used rectangles instead of the circles, different images, dp, embellishments and colors. What fun these were to make and I am sure I will be making more!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Limited Supply Challenge, Sketch Challenge


Here is my card for today's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS to make a Blue card. Where 3/4 of the card had to be blue. The paper i used is all Prism paper. I also used this weeks sketch for so,e inspiration. I used a variety of blue's on this card. My only embellishment if a crystal brad for the center of the snowflake. I use the Martha Stewart snowflake punch and added a clear dew drop. I stamped little snowflakes around the edge for the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Way to Use It Challenge

Hi everyone!!

Here is my quick project for today's challenge on SCS. I have been making these tile coasters for gifts for co workers, family and friends. I stamped the images with Stazon Ink and sealed to protect them. All I need is some ribbon and tissue paper and you have the instant gift!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Color Challenge 197

Terrific colors for the Color Challenge over on SCS today. I used all four colors in my card today. The base is Not Quite Navy then Basic Gray then Urban Garden dsp. The angel was stamped in Basic Black and colored in with ink pad lids and a blender pen. I also used a clear stardust pen on the wings, small dote and the flowers on her dress. She is layered with my new Labels 2 nesties!! Okay I just love the new shapes they have!! I hope Santa brings me more!!

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Gray and punched out with the Cute and Curly label punch
The inside of the card is a layer of Baja Breeze and a strip on another piece of Urban Garden


Friday, December 12, 2008

Limited Supply Challenge 198 Going Green


Here is my card for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS "Going Green". What fun. I probably could be making a cardevery day this way with all the scraps and unused stamped images I have around!! Well you ask, what is recycled here?? The snowman was stamped some time ago and the snowflakes were also punched out a while ago. Most of the cardstock was reused except for for the dp which is fairly new. I tried to mask a tree behind the snowman, but I guess I moved him a bit when I did so there is some space there. I colored this relaxed snowman with my Bic markers and clear stardust jelly pen. there is some Cotton Ball Fun Flock under this snowman.

I hope you like what I did today. I am home with a sick child today :(. I am happy that you came by to say HI!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sketch Challenge 206


What a fun sketch today over on SCS!! I had a completely different idea for this card in my head, but this is the way it came out!! I am pretty happy with it. I started with Blue Bayou as the base card, mellow moss and Playtime dp. The next layer was cut by using my CM cutter. I added dashes with the white gel pen on the red layer. The next layer is Blue Bayou and WW which I ran through with the Swiss Dots EF. I stamped the snowflake in Real Red, Mellow Moss and Blue Bayou and layered them on the scalloped circles in the coordinating colors. I put DD on each snow flake. I used Blue Bayou ribbon for an embellishment. I didn't have any room for a sentiment, so I left it off. I also decorated the inside of the card with Real Red and WW cardstock and a strip on the dp. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to make a comment!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Color Challenge 196

Hello everyone!

Here is my card for today's Color Challenge to use Taken with Teal, Ridinghood Red, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. What a fun combination, not one I would have put together. I started with taken with Teal for my base card, then a layer of Ridinghod Red and Baja Breeze. I ran the Baja Breeze layer through the Cuttlebug in the Argyle folder. The next layers are taken with Teal and Martha Stewart's dp. The image was first stamped in Basic Black and colored in with my Bic markers. I am hoping Santa will buy me my first set of Copics, but none the less, I love these markers!! I then used my Long Rectangle Nesties to cut and emboss the image. The last layer is Ridinghood Red also with the Long Rectangle Nesties and adhered with dimensionals Next, I used my Crop-a-Dial fto put in the eyelets. I so not have any RHR ribbon, so I used Real Red. The sentiment was stamped in Taken with Teal and I use the Su oval punches. The snowflakes were sponged in Baja Breeze and Ridinghood Red and attached with dimensionals. I made this for my DH aunt and uncle who just had us up to their house for a family Christmas. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 8, 2008

Technique Lover's Challenge- Vellum Wine Glass Votive Shade

Hi everyone!

What a fun and easy challenge today. We were to use vellum cardstock and make a votive shade! What fun! I stamped Upsy Daisy in Dazzle Versamark and embossed in Sapphire then I stamped the dragonfly from Organic Grace in Dazzle Versamark and embossed in Iridecent Ice. I am hoping it shows up more with a votive lit. I hope you like what I have done today!!

Have a great week!!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Featured Stamper- annascreations

Hi everyone!
It is good to get back to stamping. I was OOT this weekend for a family Christmas and I could not wait to get back and see who was the lucky person today for the Featured Stamper. I was happy to see the annascrations was selected! She has a amazing gallery. I finally chose this one:
Baja Florals. I just loved the top note design. I don't have the top note die cut, but I have the next best thing: Nestibilities!!!! I just received these curvy rectangle ones and I have been itching to use them!! I started with red cardtock for the base, then cool carribean and Basic Gray Euphoria. I used the Ladybug Fluffles. I stamped him in basic black and colored him in with my Bic markers. I wanted to keep the floral and thank you theme. I made this for my DH aunt whose house we stayed at over the weekend. I kept the dew drops and just added more on the bottom and only one piece of ribbon. The image layer is up on dimensionals. I also decorated the inside fir fun!! Thanks for looking and have a terrific week coming up.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ways to Use It Challenge, Sketch Challenge


I have been so busy, so today I combined yesterday's Sketch Challenge from SCS and today's Way to Use It Challenge in which we were to embellish our envelopes. I often do this already, but lately I have been doing the inside of my cards. Maybe next time we will be doing that!! Anyways, I started out with a piece of Certainly Celery for my base. Then a Close to Cocoa layer and then three strips if Real Red and Chatterbox dp. The image is from Rubber Stampede and the hostess set Best Yet. I added a Filigree accent and the silver brads on the side. The sentiment was punched with the large oval punch from SU! I tried to do the Gamsol technique with the Cardinal bird. I used my Prisma colored pencils and OMS. It is hard to see, but I used the clear stardust pen on the pine needles. The image and sentiment are up on dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

LimeLight Challenge Day 2

Here is my card for Day 2 of the Limelight Challenge that can be found here: LimeLight Challenge Day 2. This was an Inspiration Challenge of a lovely, snowy hillside! I am not much of a snow person, but what a beautiful sight to be able to look at after a snow. I used the technique from yesterday's SCS challenge. I brayered a piece of glossy white with Basic Gray and stamped the tree image several time in Dazzzle Versamark and embossed in black. I then added some Dazzling Diamond to the trees and sprayed son hydrogen peroxide to the card. The sentiment was also embossed in black and cut out with the nesties rectangles. I use the slot punch to thread the ribbon.

Thanks for these fun challenges!


Color Challenge 195


I made this card for today's Color Challenge on SCS to use Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. I just love these colors together. I started out with Basic Black then a layer of Sahara Sand and then Vanilla. I ran the vanilla through the cuttle bug and I used the MS edge punch on the Sahara Sand. I made the cross layer with Basic Black and Sahara Sand and used the lace edge punch on that too. I stamped the image on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the oval nesties. I put a brad through the center of the flower. I used the slot punch to tun the ribbon through. The cross layer and image are on dimensionals.

The inside has a layer of Sahara Sand and Vary Vanilla and I stamped the flower image on that and did the lace edge punch on the vanilla layer.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you wish!


Monday, December 1, 2008

Technique Lover's Challenge, Limelight Challenge


Here is my card for today's TLC on SCS called Speckled Background. I stared with a piece of glossy cardstock and used my brayer with a spectrum ink pad and brayered the cardstock. I next stamped the trees and bird with Dazzle versamark and embossed in black. I then too my mini mister filled with Hydrogen Peroxide and misted the cardstock. I made this beautiful speckled image! How neat!! I made the bow and attached with a glue dot. I also made this card for a challenge over on this blog:, in which we were to use a bird and tree on our card. I just love the way this turned out! I left off a sentiment because I just did not have any room for it. I used Basic Black and Rose Red cardstock.

Thanks for stopping byand leaving a comment!