Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Birthday Celebrations Colour Challenge

Hey all!
I'm back with today's Colour Challenge on SCS. My fellow dirty girl, Jodi, has given us a super cool combo!
Choc chip, Really rust and Baja breeze
Love this CC!
I used the Upsy Daisy set and did a little sponging and paper piercing along the edges.
Thanks for stopping by again!

SUInk Happy Thanksgiving


Today it's my turn to share a sneak peek from SUInk.

In Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving much earlier than my friends in the US. So I was happy to receive these holiday sets early. We always seem to miss out on Thanksgiving sets.
The set I am showing you today is called Bountiful Harvest.
There are many images in the set but I chose to use the young girl as my main image. She was coloured with my Copic markers and the edges sponged with More Mustard. I even pulled out the sewing machine for this card...don't look too closely at my sewing though ;)
There are still some sneak peeks to be seen with Mary Jo and Jen.
Stamps: Bountiful Harvest; Cardstock: Old Olive, More Mustard, White and Haiku DP; Inks: Memento Black, More Mustard; Accessories: Copics, Sewing Machine, 5/8" Old Olive Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Dimensionals and Sponges
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be back later with a Colour Challenge card.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Live Like You Mean It Mojo55

Good Afternoon!
I'm back with a super quick card for Julee's Mojo55 sketch. I hadn't inked up this hostess set yet and figured it was a good time to do so today ;)
This card measures 4.25 x 4.25. I let the tag hang over the edge because it will still fit in a regular sized envelope.
Stamps: Live Like You Mean It; Cardstock: Old Olive, So Saffron, WW and Haiku DP; Inks: Pumpkin, Saffron, Olive; Accessories: Rich Regal Brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! Now I must get back to working on my Dirty Dozen cards for the upcoming gallery.

SUInk sneak peek schedule

Good Morning!
I don't have anything to show you YET today ;) Yesterday I worked on my Dirty Dozen cards and also some birthday gifts for a friend. I'll be back after working on some SCS challenges!
Check out the SUInk sneak peeks!
Sept. 28th...Debbie http://debbiedee.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Seeing Spots

Happy RACE day my friends!
I love Sunday afternoons....lol...for racing!
Tonight Desperate Housewives starts too...yippee!
Yesterday I was able to sit down and work on a couple of blog challenge cards while I did the laundry. Again this week I used the same basic supplies on both Taylor's sketch and Jen's sketch.
This is Jen's Sketch:

Stamps: Seeing Spots; Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Choc Chip, WW and Sweet Always DP; Inks: Choc Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Flower Fusions, Silver Brads, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, SU! Scalloped Edge Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Dimensionals
There are more sneak peeks going on for Storage Unit, Inks & More....here is a complete rundown of who and when ;)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday Challenges

Good Saturday Morning!
Today I have a card for you that combines our Our Creative Corner Challenge with Lauren's Saturday Sketch. It's great when you can combine two challenges if time is limited ;)
Amy is our September hostess at the OCC and she asked us to make a card with stitching. It could be hand, machine or faux BUT it could not be white ;)
Ok ok...so I used white but only because I couldn't figure out how to load another bobbin in my machine...haha...soooooooooooooo I sponged it with Sage Shadow ink. I think it turned out pretty good considering I do NOT sew. The Always stamp set goes pretty darn good with the Autumn Vine DP. I coloured it with my SU! markers to match.
Check out the OCC girls blogs to see their creations and details.
Don't forget if you upload to SCS to use the keywords OCCC so we can find ya!
Hop on over to Lauren's blog to see her fun sketch! Then pop by the Saturday sketch teams blogs to see what they cooked up too!
If you upload a card with this sketch please use keywords mytimess07.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing and Best Yet; Cardstock: Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, Choc Chip, WW and Autumn Vine DP; Inks: Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: Circle punches, Circle Nesties, Choc chip Grosgrain, Gold Elastic cord, Sponges, Embossing Folder, Quickie Glue pen and Gliter, Dimensionals
Friday meant it was time for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I was able to combine it with the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. This week we were to make a holiday card with a critter and the only embellishment we could use was ribbon. Perfect for Beate's sketch! Luckily, Christine from All That Scraps had sent me this Lulu's Sweet Delights set since I didn't own any CC Design holiday stamps. That was sweet of her!
Stamps: Lulu's Sweet Delights; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, WW and My Mind's Eye DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Circle Nesties, Baja Ribbon, Dimensionals
Today starts some new sneak peeks from Storage Unit, Inks & More! Hop on over to Lauren and Bethany's blogs to see what is up!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I will be back later to show you something made with my new LONG Rectangle Nesties that I picked up from Peggy(waving Hi Peggy) last night. You can find them and many other goodies at her online store PaperWorksCo.

Friday, September 26, 2008

American Crafts DP showcase....

Yeah! It's the weekend! Do you have any special plans?
Tonight I'm meeting my friend Peggy from Paper Works. I am getting the Long Rectangle Nesties from her store and I can't wait! She's been a doll to hold them for me til we could meet tonight. Tomorrow we are meeting my girlfriend from Calgary. It'll be a surprise for Chloe!
Yesterday's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS was Charms. I looked through and couldn't find any SU! things to use so there is no SU! only card today....lol
I did however find these little star charms in my drawer. They went well with the American Crafts DP and the SU! set In the Stars.
Not sure you have noticed but I always try to co-ordinate my colours, paper and embellishments. I see other people make cards that the ribbon is a different colour or something and they MAKE it work AND it looks good! I try....I fail....lol
So anyway....back to my card....this was what I came up with.
Stamps: In The Stars; Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Choc Chip, WW and American Crafts DP; Inks: Old Olive; Accessories: SU! Scalloped Edge Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Choc Chip Ribbon, Misc Star Charm, Dimensionals
It's been a couple of weeks since I had a little extra time to play along with the MFT sketch on SCS. Cindy always has wonderful sketches! Unfortunately, the image I used was a little big for the sketch ;)
Stamps: MFT Here's The Scoop; Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Choc Chip, WW and American Crafts DP(both sides); Inks: Choc Chip and Memento Black; Accessories: Copic Markers, Primas, White Brads, Choc Poly Twill and Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thank You for your Friendship

Happy Thursday!
I'm sooooooooooo excited! Tonight is the FIRST Oiler hockey game I can watch on TV! It's still pre-season but I'm going to enjoy it all the same! Let's hope there is a lot to cheer about!! For those friends close by...just a FRIENDLY reminder...don't call me during the game....that's what intermissions are for ;)
Here is an *almost* ALL Stampin' Up! only card. If SU! would come out with WHITE brads...I'd be set!
This card was for the Sketch Challenge yesterday on SCS. My UPS dude had dropped off this Upsy Daisy set that had been on back order and I couldn't wait to ink it up!
I really like how this card came out and it's going to be making it's way to a friend very soon!
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Regal Rose, WW and Sweet Always DP; Inks; Choc chip and Regal rose; Accessories: 1/4" and 1/2" circle punches, White Brads, Regal rose ribbon, Dimensionals, White brads
Are you ready to see an adorable card????
LOOK at this new stamp set from All That Scraps. It's called My Rubber Ducky and it's available as a set or in a kit. You can find all the detail at All That Scraps.
I decided to use my fave monkey on my card...he's too cute! I added some stardust stickles to the foam on his head on tub. Of course I used some of my new favourite American Crafts DP! The corner was created with a 1 3/4" square cut in half and the SU! scallop edge punch along the one side. I pierced the circle and corner to match the buttons on the paper.
Stamps: My Rubber Ducky; Cardstock: PTI White, Old Olive, Soft Sky and American Crafts DP; Inks: Memento Black, SU! Markers; Accessories: Copics, Circle and Oval Nesties, Old Olive Ribbon, Stardust stickles, Paper Piercer, SU scalloped edge punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Happy Wednesday

Good Wednesday Morning!
I've got a lot to show you today but very little time to chat...
First of all this is my card for the Colour Challenge on SCS yesterday. It was suggested by my fellow Dirty Girl Cindy! Aren't these colours gorgeous?!
Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla along with some Hawaiian Papaya DP
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes; Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla and Hawaiian DP; Inks: Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: SU! scalloped edge punch, small and large oval punches, Kiwi Ribbon, Mat pack and Paper Piercer, Baja Buttons, Linen Thread and Dimensionals
It's time for another All That Scraps Challenge too!! This week Jen challenged us to make a pop-up card. There are a few types to choose from but I chose THIS Spiral Pop-up Card on SCS by Corinne. I decided on Olivia's Birdies for this card. She's so sweet!
If you play along and upload to SCS please use keyword ATSDTC19.

Here is the inside. I left some blank space to be able to add a bit of writing.

How about another challenge?

SUInk has a wonderful sketch out this week and you can check out all the details on the SUInk blog. I've used some Core'dinations Cardstock along with the Bump in the Night stamp set. If you upload to SCS please use keyword SUINKWWC7

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thanks so much SU!

Good Tuesday Morning!
Little Paper Shop releases all the new stamps today! Be sure to check them out!
Last nights BPA meeting was....interesting....lol...much calmer than in the past couple of years but interesting all the same.
Between the volunteer work at the school and the Parent Meeting last night, I had a chance to work on Julee's Mojo54 sketch yesterday afternoon.
I'm really impressed with all the new SU! papers that are in the catty this time! Isn't this Washington Apple DP yummy??!!!
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, WW and Washington Apple DP; Inks: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron; Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, Small and Large oval punches, Silver brads, Pewter Build a Brad, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, SU! scalloped edge punch, Paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ready for winter? lol

Good Monday Morning!
Tonight is the start of Pre-Season HOCKEY!!! YAH!!! Go OILERS!
It's another busy day for me. I'll be at the school most of the day and then tonight we have our first BPA meeting.
Yesterday before the race started I had a chance to play along in the Featured Stamper on SCS. This week it is Shannon aka E3Stamper. She has a fabulous Fall card HERE. I loved the layout so I kept that and went with a Winter theme instead.
When I was on vacation last month I picked up this fabulous CHF set by Kim Hughes called Heart Warmers. It goes so well with this new My Mind's Eye DP!!
Stamps: Heart Warmers; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, WC paper and My Mind's Eye DP; Inks: Versafine Black, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Aqua painter, Kiwi Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponges, Misc Button and Linen Thread
I've got one last sneak peek to share with you today before ALL the new Little Paper Shop Stamps are released tomorrow! This one is called Christmas Wishes. ***If you are a Fan Club member on SCS you can see another sample I made with this in the Dirty Dozen Gallery last week. Click HERE to see it.

Stamps: Christmas Wishes; Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Tangerine, Old Olive, WW and Snowy Days DP; Inks: Bashful Blue and Old Olive; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Rectangle Nesties, SU! scalloped edge punch, Old olive ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blog Candy for a Cause

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Good Sunday Morning!

Happy Race Day! LOL!
Don't forget to cheer for Jeff Gordon today ;)
I've got some similar cards to show you. Yesterday I had a chance to sit down and work on some sketches from Beate, Jen and Taylor. I figured since I was cutting into this yummy Georgia Peach Designer Paper I should just use the same basic supplies for all three cards. Take a look!
Here is Beate's:
Here is Jen's:
Here is Taylor's:
Basic Supplies used:
Stamp Set: Humor in High Heels; Cardstock: Old Olive, So Saffron, Regal Rose, WW and Georgia Peach DP; Inks: Black, Olive, Saffron, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: SU! Scalloped Edge Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Regal Rose Ribbon, Silver Brads, Slot Punch, Flower Fusion, Circle Punches, Dimensionals
Next I have another sneak peek from Little Paper Shop. This wonderful set is called Snowflakes. It has some really pretty sentiments in it! I made a fairly simple card that can be mass produced for Christmas cards that need to be mailed. This one is fairly light.

Stamps: Snowflakes; Cardstock: PTI white, Pacific Point; Inks: Pacific Point; Accessories: Embossing Folder, Pacific Point Ribbon, Silver Brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Felt snowflake brad, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

I noticed that my blog counter has passed the 250,000 mark....WOW! In May I hit the 100,000 mark after one year...now I'm here...THANK YOU everyone for visiting and leaving me such sweet comments each day. I'm going to round up some blog candy and post it in the next couple of days ;)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chipboard Saturday

Good Saturday Morning!
First off....did you hear the good news?
Jeff Gordon is on the pole for tomorrow's Nascar Race!!!! Yah!!!
Denise...be sure and wave to Jeff for me ;)
Ok now on to why you are all REALLY here....lol
Both of my cards today qualify for the Our Creative Corner Challenge that Amy gave us this week....to use Chipboard. Stop by the OCC blog to see what all the girls have cooked up this week. We hope you will play along and upload to SCS using the keyword OCCC.
My fellow OCC girls:
This card uses Lauren's sketch as well. I had fun with this card. Lauren's sketches get me to step outside my creative box and try something new!!
My chipboard was inked up with Choc Chip Craft ink and then I dumped Heat and Stick Powder on. Then heated it up and dumped on SU! Microbeads. It's really pretty IRL. I stamped the dress from the new set Humor in High Heels onto watecolour paper. It was coloured with my Aqua Painter and re-inkers.
Stamps: Humor in High Heels; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Tangerine, Watercolour paper and Hawaiin Papaya DP; Inks: Timber Brown Stazon, Kiwi Kiss, Choc chip, Tangerine; Accessories: SU! scalloped edge punch, Oval Nesties, chipboard flower, Corner Rounder Punch, Aqua Painter, Choc taffeta ribbon, heat and stick powder, Microbeads, Dimensionals
Stop by all the other girls on Lauren's Saturday Sketch team to see what they have created!
If you play along and upload to SCS use keywords mytimess06
Tamara
I've got another sneak peek for you today from the Little Paper Shop! Isn't this deer adorable? It's from a set called Little One and it will be available on September 23rd. Pop on by the LPS Blog to see all the fabulous sneak peeks!

Stamps: Little One; Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet and Blush, WW and Nana's Nursery DP; Ink: Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Chipboard letters, Photo corner punch, silver brads, Nesties, Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Limited Supply Challenge Cards

Good Friday Afternoon!
Told you I'd be back ;)
I had hoped to use a whole bunch of new stuff today BUT the Limited Supply Challenge wouldn't let me...lol
Todays challenge had a lot of restrictions...
You can see what it was about by clicking HERE
I did use a new stamp set called Pocket Silhouettes.
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes; Cardstock: Choc Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla; Inks: Choc Chip; Accessories: Embossing Folder, Choc Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals
My second card:

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes; Sweet Serendipity; Cardstock: White, Black, Pink Pirouette; Inks: Black; Accessories: Copics, Paper Piercer, Lg Oval, Designer Label Punch, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by again today!

Happy Friday!

Good Friday Morning!
Whew! Let me just say I'm glad it's Friday! I've had a pretty busy week and I'm looking forward to catching up on some serious stamping! My SU! order arrived around 5pm yesterday but I didn't have a chance to do anything. That's on my to do list today!! So be sure to stop back later ;)
For now I have a super cute Sneak Peek from Little Paper Shop called Global. This set comes with snowglobe too but I decided to leave it out this time. Stop by the LPS BLOG and I'm sure you will see a bunch of wonderful samples by the other girls too!
Stamps: Global; Cardstock; Real Red, Old Olive, WW and Heidi Grace DP; Inks: Memento Black, Old Olive, Versamark; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Real Red Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Quickie Glue Pen, Doodlebug Glitter, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stampin' Up! Only Card

Good Thursday Morning!
Yep, it's official....I've come down with my first cold of the season....lol
Yesterday was very busy getting ready for our Family BBQ at the school but I did manage to squeeze in one card early in the morning.
This is a Stampin' Up! ONLY card!
The sketch on SCS yesterday was a fabulous one to showcase some designer papers.
I'd ordered the Sherbet DP so that I could use some Temp Turq, Gable Green and Green Galore more often. I don't know about you but these colours tend to frighten me...haha
I think it turned out pretty good though.
Today my SU! order is set to arrive and I can't wait....sooooooooo many wonderful Designer Papers will be here~!
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly; Cardstock: Temp. Turq, Green Galore, WW and Sherbet DP; Inks: Temp Turq, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal, Gable Green; Accessories: White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Green Apple, Temp Turq, Apricot Grograin Ribbons
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A couple of challenges...come play!

Good Wednesday Morning
I think I'm coming down with my first cold of the season....wonderful...ugh! Today is going to be super busy as it's our Family BBQ tonight at the school and there is quite a bit of prepartion still to do. Oh heck...everything still...haha!
This week Jen challenged the All That Scraps Design Team to a colour challenge. We hope that you will play along and if you upload to SCS to put ATSDTC18 in the keywords so we can see :)
My card uses a few different stamp sets. Sugarplums Olivia, cupcake from It's My Birthday and the sentiment is from Boutique Sentiments. All are available at ATS.
Denise challenged the Design Team from SUInk to use a minimum of FIVE stamps on a card...they could be from different sets as well. If you play along and upload to SCS please use keyword SUINKWWC6 and we can check 'em out!
I'm in a Fall mood these days, even if we are having unusually warm weather here. I had shorts on yesterday and it's due to be hot again today! Good BBQ weather ;)
My card uses exactly five stamps....I know....cutting it close eh?!
I used images from the Leaf It To Me set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

My SU! order is due to arrive soon....I can't wait! I ordered a bundle of new DP!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mojo53 Card

Good Tuesday Morning
I realized last night that I didn't have a card to show you today...ack! There were a couple of challenges I wanted to do so I ran down to the stamps and got busy!
I decided to tackle Julee's Mojo53 sketch first.
Here's what I ended up with.
Stamps: Batty for You; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Black, WW and Ghostly Greetings DP; Inks: Pumpkin Pie and Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Circle Punches, Black Grosgrain, Misc Bat Brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Go Green

Good Monday Morning!
I've got a SUPER busy week ahead and I'm not too sure how much stamping I'm going to get in....which is a total bummer!
It's a tree day on my blog...lol
I didn't realize it until I'd started to upload some cards for the post.
This first one was for yesterday's Featured Stamper on SCS. It was Liz aka Lazy Lizard. This is the card I chose to CASE of hers HERE
Stamps: A Tree for all Season and All in a Row; Cardstock: Tangerine, Olive, WC paper and Haiku DP; Inks: Timber Brown Stazon, Olive, Pumpkin, Choc chip, Ruby Red; Accessories: Aqua Painter, HPH, Olive Poly Twill
Julia from Little Paper Shop challenged the girls to use a clear element on our cards. I have had these clear SU! buttons forever and never seem to pull them out until I'm challenged to...hmmmm wonder why that is? LOL! I really like using them.
I think you will be able to see the other girls cards on the Little Paper Shop Blog today.

Stamps: Peach; Cardstock: Tangerine, Old Olive, WW and Scenic Route DP; Inks: Black, Pumpkin, Saffron, Choc Chip, Olive; Accessories: SU! button, Linen Thread, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Tangerine Ribbon

Do you know what today is? Yep...it's the 15th! That means that the new Dirty Dozen Gallery opens and you can see all the wonderful creations. Plus you get to meet the two new girls joining the Dirt Pile! I can't believe I'm half way through my DD time...wow...it's flying!