Sunday, September 30, 2007

Red Flag Racin' means I get to stamp!

I normally don't like when there is a rain delay during a Nascar race but today....it worked out okay for me! I was able to get two cards done for Sherry and Jeanne's Just Because We Wanna Challenge! This week it is a layout...funny how you can make such different cards with the same layout! The first card uses the Apple Cider DP with the True Friend Stamp Set.
The second card uses Scenic Route DP and Zoofari Stamp Set. I'm almost out of the Scenic Route DP and I'll be sad if I can't find it anymore :(
I think the cards are pretty straight forward so I won't bother listing the supplies today. I've got about 20 minutes before we go green again! I'll grab a late lunch now!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Challenge Cards

Wow! What a productive day I had! Got the house cleaned, laundry done, finished my errands! I took Chloe to register for curling today as well. She will be playing on a team called Little Rocks. Cute eh?! I'll be sure to take some pics of her and post them when we have our first practice!
This card below is of Beate's new tutorial on file folder cards. I think that is what it is called ;)
I wanted to use some more of my Outlaw DP. This card will work well for a man. Something I don't have much of really. For years my Dad got flower cards from me....haha
Be sure to check out the tutorial on Beate's Fresh & Fun.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Wanted and All in a Row
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel, Shimmery White and Outlaw DP
Inks: Choc Chip and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Antique Brads, Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch and Sponges
Finally I used my Flaky Friends set! YAH! I've wanted this set for so long. Most of you know I am a HUGE snowman fan...collect them and I love to collect stamps too! It was the saying I most wanted in this set though. I have some other great friends that collect snowmen too and this will come in handy for cards to give them.
This card was created for Jen's blog Stamping Therapy. Today we were to use Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy. I really like the rich colours together. I don't often use Bravo Burgundy so I was happy to pull it out today.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Flaky Friends
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla and Wintergreen DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Artichoke, Burgundy, Orange, Rose Red, Bordering Blue and So Saffron
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Antique Brads, MayArts Ribbon

Friday, September 28, 2007

Bag/Purse and Cards

Today has been another one of those hectic days that I don't know where the time has gone! My friend, Sandy, was asking WHERE my blog post was for today....LOL...so here it is ;)
This is a project I started last night when I downloaded the template for this bag/purse off of the OnStage Magazine. I REALLY liked how they used the round tab punch by the handles! Thought it looked GREAT!
This paper is from Tres Jolie. I like it because it is nice and thick and holds up very well for this sort of project. After making the bag/purse I used up some of the pieces to make cards with. Nothing fancy.

Now I'm off to Costco and hopefully I'll still have some energy and time to get working on my usual weekend blog challenges! Have a safe and happy weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

So excited!

Yesterday Dawn Griffith asked if I could help make a template for this box. Since I had her instructions I thought I'd give this a go yesterday but I ran out of time as always! Angie and Dawn did an awesome job with this box! Check their blogs Dawn and Angie for the template.
I made four cards to go in the box and still have a little bit of this BG Blush Designer Paper left, so I'll probably make a couple more. These seed templates that I used, I got from someones blog...can't remember who it was. Will hunt it down this afternoon and let you know! I really wanted the Snowman Seeds Template and these ones were on the same page.
So do you think this set is nice enough to give away?
I by accident cut the WRONG ends off and had flaps on the wrong ends...BUT it seems to have worked out....I took some pics of what I did to put my box together. You can click the pics to make it bigger.





ETA: Thanks Lynn for helping me remember where I got these seed packet templates!!! Was searching all afternoon yesterday with no luck...haha

You can find them at KatyDidCreations...go check out her site!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

SC143 and a RAK!!! YAH!

I love HAPPY MAIL DAYS!!!
LOOK at this beauty that Rose Ann from Paper Delightz sent me!!! Isn't it GORGEOUS?!
Thanks for putting this smile on my face Rose Ann!
You MUST check out her site if you haven't before....her work is amazing!
These next two card are for todays Sketch Challenge143 on SCS. I really like this layout and will do it again real soon. I still have a little stash of Buckaroo Blue and thought it went pretty good with this paper and even the Wild Wasabi!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Oh, So Lovely
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla and BG Oh Boy! DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Buckaroo Blue, Wild Wasabi, Summer Sun and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Double Stitched Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter and Blender Pens

I think I better get mail Halloween cards this year! I don't usually but this year I have made a TON of them! LOL

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Hero Arts October Designs
Cardstock: Green Galore, Only Orange, WW and Reminisce DP
Inks: Black, Lilac, Orange, Green Galore, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Misc Brads and Button, Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Colour Challenge

Geesh! I thought I was going to have tons of stamping time today but I ended up having too many things on the go. Oh well! There is always tomorrow right?!
I did manage to get this card made for todays SCS Colour Challenge.
Three colours for today were Old Olive, More Mustard and Bashful Blue.
The mustard isn't one of my normal colour choices but I have used it twice THIS week ;)
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Sassy Stems, Noteworthy, Sanded Background
Cardstock: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, More Mustard and Watercolour Paper
Inks: Black Stazon, SU! Markers in the same colours
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals and HodgePodge Hardware
Oh another GREAT note!
I have my first Stamp A Stack booked for October! It's at someones house and I'm hoping she has a good turnout! I LOVE doing SAS get togethers....so much fun!
I'll have a SAS at my house the end of October or beginning of November and then I'll have a Christmas Projects Workshop early November as well.
I LOVE the holiday season!!! Just not the snow :(

Monday, September 24, 2007

New Technique Challenge and Blog Sketch

Last night while sitting and waiting for Desperate Housewives to come I thought I'd work on Lauren's sketch from this past weekend. I really like how it turned out. I was hunting for something to use and found this Designer Paper in the drawer. Then I just went from there.
Be sure to check out Lauren's blog when you can, please say a prayer for Alexa who is back in the hospital.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Ruff Day
Cardstock: More Mustard, Choc Chip, Watercolour Paper and Reminisce Animal House DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa Markers
Accessories: Creative Memories Charms, American Crafts Ribbon, Sable Brush to Watercolour
This snowman card is for today's New Technique Challenge on SCS. You were to make a glitter window card. I'll tell you, this looks NOTHING like I had pictured it in my head....haha! Since I had made it, thought I'd post it anyway!
Supplies Used:
Stamp sets: Merry & Bright, Crazy for Christmas
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Choc Chip, WW and Retired DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Choc Chip and Only Orange
Accessories: Onboard Chipboard, Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Blue Gingham Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds and Packing Tape

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sundays Featured Stamper

I don't normally participate in the Featured Stampers Challenge on Sunday's on SCS...but when I saw whose gallery it was....I HAD to! I love Kristina's work! For the card below I CASED her card found HERE.
I didn't leave enough room for a sentiment so I used the Merry & Bright since it's so small! This was the first time I have used the textured CS and I LOVE it!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Flaky Friends, Merry & Bright
Cardstock: Textured Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, WW and Wintergreen DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Double Stitched Blue Bayou Ribbon, Dimensionals
I loved the look of Kristina's card HERE. I didn't bring enough dimensionals upstairs and I was too lazy to go get more so I didn't 3D the center panel but I think it looks OK...don't you?
I'm loving this new Wintergreen DP too! So I used it again for this card. This would be a GREAT card to make at my SAS next month. Will consider it I think!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Star Studded Season
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, WW and Wintergreen DP
Inks: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Accessories: MayArts Ribbon, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Sketch and Blog Challenges

FINALLY! I had time to craft today!!! Yesterday was way too hectic! I only got 4 out of nine sets mounted last night. Then my hand started to hurt from cutting the rubber! I'd love to have more diecuts!
This first card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #20
Be sure to check it out! I always look forward to sketches!
Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Wanted and True Friend
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla and Outlaw DP
Inks: Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel and Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Misc Brads, Sponges, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
This snowman card is so cute, isn't it?!!!
I used my Snowball Fun Flock on him! Love that stuff but I don't pull it out often enough!
I made this card for Jen70's Stamping Therapy blog challenge. I used the Beate's sketch though! When I find something I like, I tend to do it often! Check out Jen's blog and try out her challenge of making Christmas cards this week!
Supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Penny Black Warm and Cold, Riveting
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, Shimmery White,WW and Retired DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Only Orange
Accessories: 1/2", 1 1/4", 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Corner Rounder Punch, Blue Gingham Ribbon, Making Memories Snowflake Brads, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape and Snowball Fun Flock, Ticket Corner Punch
It's been awhile since I made a Bella card, I think! Today my friend, Kelly, came by. We decided to make a card together. She needed a birthday card for her sister. She said that this Bella image is sooooooooooo much like her sister! This is the card I made. Hers was slightly different as her sister carries a RED purse...LOL
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Bella and Riveting
Cardstock: Lavendar Lace, Very Vanilla and BG Lily Kate DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Celery, Close to Cocoa, Lav. Lac
Accessories: Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Ticket Corner Punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Friday, September 21, 2007

Chit Chat

It's been a CRAZY day around here! Too much action in the neighbourhood. Call me nosey but when there are tons of police cars racing through the school zone when it's dismissal time, I want to know why! LOL!
Turns out the house behind us is NOT such a nice house....LOL...bad news! Anyway, the police are watching the little hoodlums! haha
Now I sit and wait for Brian to get home from work so I can open the TWO boxes from SU! It's been killing me all day....but he did pick out tons of stuff for HIMSELF to order! Oh and he PAID for it too! $462 after my discount....rofl
So once I see what we ordered together, I'll get busy making Beate's sketch, Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS and Desperate Stampers new sketch for today!
Hope you all are having a GREAT FRIDAY!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Blog Sketches

I was kind of bummed this morning when I saw the SCS Ways To Use It Challenge. You are to use the new Basic Grey Paper from SU! Well I'm not much of a grey or black card person so I haven't ordered any of that cardstock. So I'll be sitting this challenge out unfortunately. I will go and comment on the others cards this afternoon. Maybe I'll be inspired to order it next time!
Onto my cards here then.
This card below is for a sketch challenge #18 on Desperate Stamper's Blog. Be sure to check it out! I'm enjoying doing the card sketches when I can. I'm missing the flowers already. Mine are almost all pulled out of the ground and pots. Let's hope for a SHORT winter and an EARLY spring!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Just Like You
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Gable Green and WW
Inks: Same as above
Accessories: Slit Punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, MayArts Ribbon, 3 D glue dots and Dimensionals
Yesterday I made another card for the SC142 on SCS but by the time I had a chance to take a picture of this card, it was dark...LOL
Where do the days go sometimes??? Especially here in Central Alberta. I'm dreading waking up in the dark(sort of do that now) and cooking dinner in the dark(5pm)....lol
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: The Snowflake Spot
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, WW
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Round Tab Punch and Dimensionals, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

RAK for Victoria and Sketch Challenge

Yesterday I made this card below for a young girl named, Victoria. She lives in Texas and is battling cancer. Her teacher is hoping that she can receive cards from every State in the US and why not send one from Canada as well! I was going for a cheery card. Sure hope that I acheived that.
To read more on this please visit Courtney's blog here.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Zoofari, Sweet Shapes
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, WC Paper and Almost Amethyst Prints Paper
Inks: Black Stazon, Almost Amethyst and Barely Banana
Accessories: SU! Scallop Punch, Marvy Scallop Punches, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Prima and Misc Brad, Cream and White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
These next cards are for todays SC142. I think the layout challenge is my ultimate favourite challenge at SCS! Be sure to check it out!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: GinaK's Make a Wish
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Temp. Turq., WW and Soft Sky Prints Paper
Inks: Black Stazon, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Misc Ribbon, 2 way glue pen and DD, Dimensionals and sponges
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Stampendous Bees
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, WC Paper and Scenic Route DP
Inks: Black Stazon, SU! Markers in Pumpkin, Old Olive, Cocoa and Choc Chip
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Photo Corner Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals and Aqua Painter

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Beate's Tutorial on Double Pocket Cards

If you haven't been to Beate's site today you MUST go and try out this new Double Pocket Card! She wrote a fantastic tutorial on it. I had to wait until my headache went away before I could focus on the instructions....lol
All supplies are from Stampin'Up!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: True Friend, Happy Everything, Noteworthy
Cardstock: Rose Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, WW and Cutie Pie DP
Inks: So Saffron and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Flower Bouquet Punch, Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Make and Take for my Open House and some Chit Chat

Well I made it through my first BPA meeting (barely)....
Yesterday was full of highs and lows....
The day started off good. I got my ironing done and put away then I realized I hadn't mailed a birthday parcel...oooppss....
I decided I wanted to do an open house but quickly realized my order won't be here in time so I'll have to make do with what I have....
Brian came home with our Oiler hockey tickets for this year...YAH! I'm excited...except now I need to find a sitter for the weekday games...lol
Then we had our BPA meeting....another low spot....but I'll leave it at that....
Onto this little picture!
On Saturday I am going to have all the girls that have ordered something from me in the past year to stop by and make this quick little set! I think it turned out quite well. I kept it simple enough that they should finish it in no time but be happy with the end result. The 2, 5, 7, 10 box can be found at SCS in the Resource Project Section. The little card is a 3 x 3. I thought it would be nice to give with the box.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Merry & Bright
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Whisper White
Inks: Black Stazon, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Paper Piercer, Word Window Punch, 1 1/4"and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Crop-a-dile for the ribbon holes, White Organdy Ribbon

Monday, September 17, 2007

Some Taggin' Fun! and a Sketch!

Thanks Lauren from My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence for taggin' me this morning!
This look so fun!
Even if you don't have a blog please fill in your answers in the comment section...I would LOVE to read them!
Alrighty...let's begin!
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -Sudzy Compass

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Tiger Shortbread
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) D-EAS
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Blue Dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)-

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Easda...lol this one sounds more gangsta to me

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Pink Pepsi

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Alexander Lee...sounds authentic enough eh?!

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Euphoria Licorice...hmmmmm
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Now I am going to tag 5 of my blogger friends....but anyone....please take this and do it too!
5. Alexandra

Since I'm posting already I do have a card to share from yesterday. It was of Lauren's sketch challenge this past weekend.
I really like how it turned out! I'm rushing Chloe to school now so I will update the supplies for this card in a little bit.
Hope you all have a GREAT day!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Three Blog Sketches

YAH! I made it! Got the three out of four cards made BEFORE the green flag waved at the race track!
This first card is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge #19. I was so excited to get this Outlaw paper a couple of weeks ago, then it never got pulled out...LOL
Thanks for another great sketch Beate!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Wanted
Cardstock: Choc Chip, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and Outlaw DP
Inks: Close to Cocoa and Sage Shadow
Accessories: MayArts Ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1/2"Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals and Misc Brads
Today for Sherry and Jeanne's Just Because We Wanna Challenge, you were to use a sketch that Sherry supplied. I wanted to make a nice soft thank you card. This sketch was perfect for it! Be sure to check out their weekly challenges...so fun!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Stem Silhouettes
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and BG Lily Kate DP
Inks: Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Slot Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, 2 way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds
This next card is for Jen from i{heart}2stamp's sketch challenge this weekend. Make a slider card with a sentiment. I...ummmm...reversed it....LOL....sorry Jen! Check the sketch out girls!
This is a regular 4.25 x 5.5 card. Only the front DP is punched for a slider to pull out. There is plenty of room to write on the inside of the card.
Supplies Used for these cards:
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, WW and Retired DP
Inks: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun
Accessories: 1/2", 7/8", 1 1/4", 1 3/8"Circle Punches, Corner Rounder, Word Window Punch, White Gel Pen, Misc Crystal Brad

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jen70's blog challenge

So far today I've only had time to make ONE card...shocked? I know that I am....LOL
When this day started I didn't think we had too much to do. After doing some of our shopping errands today, we ended up coming home and re-arranging Chloe's bedroom. Since winter is almost here we thought we should move her bed. It was OVER the heat register....haha....Then I helped go through her books and arrange them on her bookshelf.
This card is the first one I did for Jen70's blog Stamping Therapy. You were to make a witchy card. It didn't have to be a witch, just something to do with a witch. So legs worked for me!
Tomorrow while watching Jeff Gordon WIN ;) the race....I will work on Jen and Beate's sketch challenges. Oh and I think that Jeanne and BadSherry will have their challenge up too...oh what a fun filled day I will have!!
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Sketch and a Clipboard

YAH! It's the weekend! I LOVE weekends...as I'm sure many of you do too!
There are always a ton of different blog challenges going on from Friday to Sunday. I look forward to doing as many of them as I can.
This card is from Desperate Stamper's Blog. She is doing 27 sketches in 27 days. I haven't done any others yet but plan to back track if I get some extra time ;)
Supplies Used;
Stamp Set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, WW and Soft Sky Prints Paper
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Purley Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: 7/8", 1"Circle Punches, Double Stitched Ribbon in Bayou and Pomegranate
Last year I had made a ton of these little clipboards for Xmas presents. I never made myself one. Thought I'd do that today! I like how it turned out. I am going to put a big magnet on the back so I can attach it to the side of the fridge. Those little flowers stuck in the cork are little push pins from a dollar store...so cute eh?! The chipboard letters are also from the Dollarama. You get tons of them for a buck and they have sparkles on them to boot! Can't remember the paper as it was little pieces in my box of scraps.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

WT Challenge

Wow! What a nice day I've had so far today! It's been a lazy day really. Did a little shopping after dropping Chloe at school this morning. Came home to do a little crafting and organizing of my craft area. Picked up some little stacking containers to store a bunch or embellishments Brian had picked up.
This book is one of thoe $1 books from Michael's. Todays Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was to use spirals in your work. I decided to make a book for one of the ladies at the school. I had never made anything for her yet. I really like how it turned out!
Supplies:
Stamps: None
Cardstock: Certainly Celery and DCWV Pocket of Posies Stack
Inks: None
Accessories: Spiral Punch, MayArts Ribbon, Bazzill Wings Flowers, Crystal Brads, Misc Chipboard Letters
These next two pictures are of little sets I made for Chloe's two teachers. I recovered a composition book, did a beaded pen and made Post It Note books. I used Basic Grey Papers.
I added some tabs to the pages but left them blank. Figured they could write in what they wanted.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sketch Challenge

I was so excited that I would have time this morning to stamp UNTIL I saw how dreary it is out there and the basement is chilly....But I put on the furnace and my slippers and headed down there...haha....I need my mittens outside today....it's only 5C or 40F....but then factor in the wind....it's around freezing! So all of you STILL enjoying the heat and complaining...you COULD have MY weather....rofl
Today on SCS was the Sketch Challenge. This was a nice simple sketch, something I would definitely use again!
I didn't add any sentiment on the first card so it could be used for anything really. Then I needed to make a masculine thank you card for a friend.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: True Friend
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, WW and Cutie Pie DP
Inks: Celery Classic, Bashful Blue Craft Ink
Accessories: OnBoard Blossoms Chipboard, 1 1/4"Circle Punch, Soft Subtles Brad, White Organdy Ribbon, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon and Dimensionals
Supplies:
Stamp Set: True Friend
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Choc Chip, Pumpkin, WW and Scenic Route DP'
Inks: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Choc Ribbon and Dimensionals

I am hoping to still get some other stamping in today. There is still a bonus challenge on SCS for a round card designed by Beate! Tried one before but it didn't look right but I'll give it a go again today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Nothing new yet to post....

Whew!
What a day! So glad that the school part is over, NOW I can craft something! Today was picture day at the school and I always volunteer to help the photographer. It helps when you know most of the kids names ;)
I think my friend, Michelle, is right. This school thing is interfering way too much with my crafting time....LOL
I do have a couple of things I want to get done tonight. I'd really like to make something for Chloe's new teachers. She has two of them this year. So when I figure out exactly what I'm making and get it done....I'll be back to post...but for now....I got NOTHIN' haha
Sure hope you all are having a great day though!
ETA:
OK so I did do "stuff" tonight but I can't post it....I am in a RAK exchange on Jen's Pieces of Me blog and we can't post our RAK things until the other person receives it. I just finished my partners gifts. So I'll post something tomorrow....lol
I'll have the day to myself!!! YAH!

Monday, September 10, 2007

RAK, TLC Challenge and CrissCross Cards

OH OH OH! What a FANTASTIC mail day today!!! LOOK LOOK LOOK what Angie sent me! I got one of her notebooks and her grocery list pads she made! They are amazing, aren't they??? You should really check out her blog HERE. She has a tutorial on there for it! Thank you so much Angie!!! I've got this HUGE grin on right now....lol
On SCS today the challenge was Try a New Technique. You were supposed to use pencil crayons and gamsol. I know on this card there isn't a whole lot of colouring but I really wanted to do Beate's CrissCross Card tutorial off of SCS. You can find the tutorial HERE and the TLC133 Challenge HERE.


Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Delight in Life
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate, WW and Cutie Pie DP
Inks: Black Stazon, Prismacolour Pencils
Accessories: Spring Flower Bouquet Punch, SU! Scallop Punch, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Gamsol, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon
I loved this tutorial so much! I HAD to make another card. Since I tend to have BIG bubbly writing I figured I can put another piece of WW cardstock on the back side of the pull out for MORE writing! Thanks for the GREAT, EASY to FOLLOW Tutorial Beate!


Sunday, September 9, 2007

Hope you like Bashful Blue!

I LOVE Bashful Blue but not sure how many of you do! Today I had a few challenges I wanted to get done and a couple actually overlap one another. Jen from Stamping Therapy wanted us to use Bashful Blue on our cards. Jen from i{heart}2stamp had a sketch to do. Then Jeanne from Inky Paws had a challenge Just Because We Wanna... to use Glitter! So my cards are sort of combined.
This first one is of Jen i{heart}2stamps layout challenge HERE and I used Bashful Blue so it qualifies for Jen from Stamping Therapy's challenge.
This next card measures 5.25 x 5.25 and it's got GLITTER and it's Bashful Blue! YAH! Another combo challenge. You can see InkyPaws challenge HERE and Stamping Therapy's HERE.
This last card was made with some of the leftovers sitting on my table! It's a little 3 x 3 card...these things are so darn cute eh?!

All of the above cards use the same basic supplies. Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Shimmery White Cardstocks. Along with some of last years Retired Xmas papers. I used the Merry and Bright set from the Holiday Mini.