Saturday, January 31, 2009

Super Saturday!

Good Morning!
I'm glad this week is over and my volunteering days are done.
I have a lot to share today so please scroll all the way down ;)
My first card uses Lauren's sketch #22.
Stop by all the Saturday Sketch Girl's Blogs to see what they have created with the sketch...I'm sure it's fabulous!

Stamps: A Season of Friendship; Cardstock: Choc chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust, WW and Autumn Vine dp; Inks: Choc chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel; Accessories: Circle punches, Pewter Build a Brad, Paper snips, Paper piercer, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Here is my OCC card for today. The challenge was to use two or more hearts somewhere on yoru design. I also used Lauren's sketch for this one too! Stop by the OCC blog to see all the wonderful samples the girls came up with!
Today is Denise's last day with the OCC...I'll miss working with her each week :(
Stamps: Happy Heart Day; Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, WW and Candy Lane DP; Inks: Memento Black, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Copics, Heart Trio Punch, Circle punches, Mat pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals, Silver Brads
My next card is a preview of Diane aka cookiestamper's new set coming out at All That Scraps and it's called Cookie Jar. She has some super cute images and another set called Cookie Jar-gon for sentiments....love them! Check out the ATS blog to see all the fun samples!
Stamps: Cookie Jar; Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, White and MME dp; Inks: Memento black; Accessories: Nesties, Copics, Baja ribbon, Dimensionals, Mat pack and Paper piercer
Taylor had her TECC53 sketch posted before I had to leave yesterday morning so I whipped up this cute little card. I've used more of that fabulous MM Chloe's Closet DP with the Year of Sweets 1 and A Year of Sweet Sentiments from the TE store.
Stamps: A Year of Sweet Sentiments, Year of Sweets 1; Cardstock: Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Marigold Morning, White and MM Chloe's Closet DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MM Chloe's Closet Embellishments, Punches, Dimensionals
The Limited Supply Challenge yesterday was a CAS(Clean and Simple) card. I used more Loop to Loop rub ons. Had my first order arrived I would have used the Sweet Little Sentiments instead of Best Yet. This would make a great workshop card showing off some wonderful SU! products!
Stamps: Best Yet; Cardstock: Brocade Blue, WW; Inks: Craft White; Accessories: Loop to Loop rub ons, Scalloped edge punch, Mat pack and paper piercer, Brocade blue ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope now that my volunteering is finished I will have more time to work on larger projects. I have things I want to alter, gift sets to create and tutorials to try. So keep an eye out for more fun things to come!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cozy cards

Good Morning!
Yesterday before zipping off to the school I combined the MFT sketch challenge on SCS with the Ways To Use it Challenge.
This is what I came up with.
Stamps: MFT Meet Me at the Cafe; Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, White and Jr. Varsity DP; Inks: Memento Black, Olive, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories: Copics, Circle punch, Designer label punch, Old olive ribbon, Rich regal brads, Dimensionals, Bazzill flower, MM flower and buttons
Today I have a sneak peek of a new set by AmyR that will be available next Monday from All That Scraps. It's called Cozy & Warm.
I've paper pieced the sweatshirt/hoodie on my card. I was going for a manly card...I think the addition of brads are okay eh?
I also used Mercy's sketch#28 that you can find HERE.
Stamps: Cozy & Warm; Cardstock: Tangerine, Night of Navy, WW, Kiwi Kiss and Scenic Route dp; Inks: Memento Black, Night of Navy and Tangerine; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Silver brads, Small and Large Oval Punches, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Upsy Daisy Sketch Card

Good Morning!
After working at the school yesterday I rushed home to work on my fave SCS challenge of the week!
This is my card for the Sketch Challenge yesterday.
It's a SU! only card.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss, WW and Hawaiian Papaya dp; Inks: Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Scalloped edge punch, Mat pack and paper piercer, Silver brads, Flower fusion, 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ATS Brads Galore Challenge

Good Morning!
Yesterday was a very productive day at the school. We got a lot accomplished but it's back there again today...for another full day :)
Luckily I had this card finished since last week for the challenge...otherwise I'm not sure I would have found time to play along.
It's the All That Scraps Brads Galore Challenge and you'll be able to see what the other girls have done on the ATS blog a little later today.
I used the Gingersnaps Hey Cupid! set.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Friendship Cards

Good Morning!
Yesterday was super busy at the school....I didn't realize gluing white paper to cardboard was hard work....lol...today we are cutting shapes out of that stuff...fun eh?!
Last evening Jessie aka Knightrone asked if a couple of the DD girls could help make a sample for the Colour Challenge as she is covering for Emily while she is at CHA.
I sort of freaked out again when I heard Garden Green...turned out I had a harder time with the Pacific Point.
CC203 is Garden Green, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point
I pulled out Season of Friendship again ;)
For the card below I combined the Mojo71 sketch and the Try a New Technique Challenge....Paper Pleats.

I used Chat's Tutorial HERE for the flower.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 26, 2009

FS card and more TECC sketches

Good Morning!
I have a lot to show you but very little time so I'll just load the cards and give you a few links. If you have any questions...let me know :)
This first card uses Ana's TECC52 sketch that you can find HERE.
I used a super cute Whipper Snapper image that my buddy Denise sent me!
This one uses Taylor's TECC52 sketch found HERE.
This card was made using Jami's TECC52 sketch HERE.
This one was for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS yesterday. I used the H & M Stamp set called My Favorite Valentine.
Thanks for stopping by today! I may not have a lot of free time this week as our school will be host to a Drama Group called Trickster Theatre and it takes a LOT of volunteers to run it....guess you know where I'll be ;) If you are interested what it is about you can click the link.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Raspberry Tart Cards

Good Morning!
I *think* we are supposed to start warming up again....that -18F was super duper cold yesterday and I still went out...to buy myself a portable heater to keep by my feet while I stamp!
I've been wanting to play along with Mercy's weekly sketch and I finally did! I'm a little late since she posted it last Tuesday but better late than never right? ;) This is sketch #27.
I used Cameo Coral Cardstock but it looks more Regal Rose in the photo but it'll have to do...sorry :)
Stamps:Sweet Stems, Love You Much; Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, WW and Raspberry Tart dp; Inks: Black Stazon, Kiwi, Rose Red, Cameo Coral; Accessories: Blender Pen, Scalloped Edge Punch, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Oval Nesties, Dimensionals
Jen del Muro always has a fantastic sketch posted each Saturday and it's one of my first blog stops after getting my morning coffee....haha! I LOVE this sketch but I'm not really loving my card so it'll be a re-do sometime today ;) It is a SU! only card.
Stamps: Dreams du Jour; Cardstock: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, WW and Raspberry Tart DP; Inks: Black Stazon, Cameo Coral; Accessories: 1 3/8", 1 3/4" circle punches, Paper Piercer Kiwi Ribbon, Dimensionals, Silver Brads
Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow...I'm sure I'll have something to show ya :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Loop to Loop Rub On Sketch Cards

Good Morning!
Did you notice my new blog look? Do you like it? I LOVE IT!
I'm soooooooooo lucky to have a wonderful friend, Renee Van Stralen from Stamping for Sanity who spent her Friday re-doing my blog for me! She's amazing! Thank you soooooooooo much Renee! I could NOT have done it without you.
I'll continue to work on the blog and get a new header made soon :)
My first card is for Lauren's Saturday Sketch. I am loving the Loop to Loop rub ons that come in the Hand Drawn Bundle Level 3 Hostess. They make a fun, simple and quick card.
Stop by Lauren's blog to see the sketch and then stop by the Saturday Sketch Team blogs:
Cardstock: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue and Washington Apple DP; Accessories: Loop to Loop Rub Ons, Flower Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Martha Rhinestones, Ghost Shapes, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
This week Jennifer Meyer gave us a cool sketch at Our Creative Corner. I decided to use more of the Loop to Loop rub ons for this card too! Remember they don't last forever :)
Want to see what my OCC buddies have done:
Amy Sheffer
Stampin' Up! only card.
Cardstock: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, WW, Washington Apple Dp; Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punch, Silver Brads, Flower Fusion, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Loop to Loop Rub Ons
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Taylor's One Year Cupcake Challenge

Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge!
Each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew has designed their own sketch for the celebration. I'm featuring Vicki Chrisman's sketch challenge. You can check out the sketch on her blog and find out about the prize you can win by participating!
Don't forget to check out Taylor's blog, the anniversary celebration headquarters, for all of the sketch challenges as well as an awesome grand prize for one random winner who participates in ALL 9 sketch challenges! We hope you'll help us celebrate this yummy occasion!
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I was super duper excited to be asked to play along in this celebration with Taylor and the other girls.
Here is what I created using Taylor's latest stamp set called Love is Sweet and also the Valentine Key Ingredients. I have to tell you....the glitter that comes in this Key Ingredient package is AWESOME! So sparkly IRL!
Stop by Vicki's blog to see her FABULOUS sketch!
Then stop by these wonderful blogs to see their creations using the sketch....you will be blown away!
Sankari Wegman: http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/
Laurie Schmidlin: http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/
I hope to participate in all NINE sketch too! Should be LOADS of fun!

Ways To Use It Challenge Cards

Good Morning!
It's FREEZING again....so I've been stamping like MAD!
I have a lot to show you so please come back a little later to see more!
The SCS Ways To Use it Challenge was to fancy up your designer papers. Julia called it Pattern Paper Pizzazz.
Both my samples have glitter added to the DP.
This first one is a SU! only card and the iridescent ice was added with heat and stick powder.
If you have any questions...holler at me!
Stamps: Sweet Stems; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, WW and Raspberry Tart DP; Inks: Black, Rose Red, Cameo Coral; Accessories: Blender Pen, Mat pack and Paper piercer, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop punch, Scalloped edge punch, Kiwi Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Pen, Heat & Stick and Iridescent Ice
Here is my second card and I used Cindy's MFTSC65 that you can find on her blog or in the MFT forum on SCS. I added some glitter to the October Afternoon DP and coloured Reading Flopsy with my Copics.
Stamps: Reading Flopsy; Cardstock: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, White and October Afternoon DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Rectangle Nesties, Pacific Point Ribbon, Prima, MM button, Linen Thread, 2 way glue pen, Glitter, Dimensionals, Stardust Pen
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sketch #212

Happy Thursday!
Quick post for you today.
Both cards are for the Sketch Challenge 212 on SCS yesterday.
First one is a SU! only card.
I paper pieced the birds with some Candy Lane dp...a Close to Cocoa piece and a Pink Pirouette piece. It's hard to see the pink in the pic...sorry.
Stamps: Love You Much; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DP; Inks: Black, Pumpkin; Accessories: Paper snips, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, Small and Large Oval Punches, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Curvy punch, Dimensionals
My second card for the sketch uses Comfy Valentine from H & M Stamps. I love this fun Washington Apple DP....makes me think of spring!
Stamps: Comfy Valentine; Cardstock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White, Washington Apple dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Scalloped edge punch, paper piercer, white gel pen, flower trio punch, Martha rhinestones, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It's a PINK day!

Good Morning!
Wow this week is flying by! Last night I had some girlfriends over for an Epicure Party {waving hi to Liane, Bonnie, Kelly, Brenda, Sandy, Laura, Lisa and Lisa}
Yesterday's SCS colour challenge was a Regal rose, Bravo burgundy and Kiwi kiss. I wasn't sure HOW to get Kiwi in there so I went ultra simple....a scalloped circle! The stamp set Comfy Valentine from H & M stamps was sitting on my table and instead of putting it away, I decided to use it! I also used a new Martha border punch that Brian bought me. I had forgotten about it...oops! It's cute but sure does make a mess with all the little circle pieces falling out. I could only use whisper white too...any other cardstock was too thick and wouldn't punch...anyone else have that problem?
Stamps: Comfy Valentine; Cardstock: White, Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy, Kiwi Kiss and BG Bittersweet DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Circle nesties, Regal Rose Ribbon, Martha Heart border punch, dimensionals
It's Wednesday! Time for another ATS design team challenge. I can't remember the last time I did faux stitching! I like to poke a lot of holes in my cardstock or doodle with my white gel pen but I can't recall using them together in a very long time...lol
Just yesterday I was chatting with Cindy Haffner on the phone and said I rarely use Pixie Pink or Pink Passion....well no more than an hour later, I was cutting into some Pixie Pink...haha!
I've used a cute set by Diane aka cookiestamper called Cupcake Occasions. There are sooooooo many toppers to use with this set! Stop by the ATS blog a little later this morning to see what the girls came up with. If you play along and upload to SCS or the ATS gallery please put keyword ATSDTC33 in so we can find them :)
Stamps: Cupcake Occasions; Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Choc Chip, PTI white and AC Romance DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Circle Nesties, Heart Trio Punch, May Arts Ribbon, Mat pack and Paper piercer, White gel pen, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

DD/DDA January Challenge and Mojo Monday Card

Happy Tuesday!
I'm so excited to be playing along in my first DD/DDA Challenge!
Jodi is our hostess this month and these were the rules she set:
Challenge Focus: A Valentine's Day/Love-y Dove-y card!!
Required Element: Texture!! Anything you can *feel* (ie: Fun Flock, Crystal Effects, Embossing/Debossing, velvet ribbon...and I am sure there are a million more things that I cannot think about!!)
Restricted Element: No RED!! Pink is ok...but no red...let's see what other colors we can use for Valentine's Day!
I think I followed the rules...you all know I am not a rule breaker :)
For my texture I have Glossy Accents, Fun Flock and Glitter.
Stop by the gallery at SCS with these keywords DCFTL0109 to see what the other girls have created!
Stamps: Love is Sweet; Cardstock: White, Regal Rose, So Saffron and Georgia Peach dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Silver Brads, Circle Punch, Heart Trio Punch, Word Window Punch, Sizzix Heart Dies, Acetate, Xyron Machine, Glitter, Pink Fun Flock, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals
After working on my DD/DDA January Challenge card I moved on to Julee's Mojo70 sketch. I'm so sad that Season of Friendship did not make it into the new catty :(
Well that isn't going to stop me from using it! I used the new set called A Little Somethin' Somethin' too.
This is a SU! only card.
Stamps: Season of Friendship, A Little Somethin' Somethin'; Cardstock: White, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Georgia Peach DP; Inks: Olive, Saffron, Regal Rose; Accessories: Silver Brads, Coluzzle, Paper snips, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
ETA: My SECOND card is the SU!....I started my post before loading the cards...sorry!

Monday, January 19, 2009

So Glad We're Friends

Good Morning!
After grocery shopping yesterday I headed down to the basedump to stamp! The Featured Stamper was Lori Craig. She is such a sweet person and has a wonderful gallery! I decided to case one of her Whipper Snapper cards. This past week I was lucky to receive some stamped images from my good friend, fellow dirty girl and OCC buddy....Denise! She'd sent me some super cute Whipper Snapper images and I couldn't wait to colour them in. I was a little intimidated by the sheep...so I did a really light grey around the inside.
Anyway, back to Lori and her card I CASED...lol
THIS is the card I chose out of her gallery.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper; Cardstock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White and Jr. Varsity DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Copics, Black Pen, Circle Nesties, Blue Gingham, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Belinda Bumperboots

Good Sunday Morning!
Yesterday I hit a few local stamp stores and Michael's. I really didn't find too much except this super cool Making Memories Line called Chloe's Closet. Of course I HAD to buy all the stuff! LOL! Chloe was so excited when I got home she wanted me to make a card with it.
I hadn't yet played along with Jen's SFYTT. She and Kirsten had both used a Stamping Bella image so I thought...what the heck...so would I!
Belinda Bumperboots hadn't seen ink in awhile...if ever....she's cute eh?! I added some Stardust stickles to her wings and some Glossy Accents to the raindrops and puddle.
Stamps: Belinda BumperBoots, Love You Much; Cardstock: PTI Lemon Tart, PTI White, SU! Bordering Blue, MM Chloe's Closet DP; Inks: Memento Black, Bordering Blue; Accessories: Copics, MM Chloe's Closet Buttons, Small and Large Oval Punches, Linen Thread, dimensionals, Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Super Saturday!

Good Morning!
It's going to be BEAUTIFUL here this weekend! I LOVE when it's above freezing! THIS sort of winter weather, I can handle ;)
Earlier this week I received my new stamps from Taylored Expressions. This cupcake from Love is Sweet worked so well with Lauren's Saturday Sketch! Are you diggin' these cute colours? I found them on THIS site from the other day.
I used PTI white with Soft Sky, Barely Banana, Regal Rose and Light Purple Core'dinations.
Want to see what the other Saturday Sketch Girls have done:
Stamps: Love is Sweet; Cardstock: PTI white, Soft Sky, Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Purple Core'dinations; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Word Windo Punch, Heart Trio Punch, Xyron Machine, Glitter, Dimensionals, Copics, Circle Punch
I almost didn't get to play in the Our Creative Corner Challenge this week because it was the Emboss Resist Technique and my heat gun was not working. Finally found one and I got to work! I used Taylor's TECC51 sketch challenge for my layout. I stamped the Upsy Daisy image in Versamark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder...then ran my brayer over it with Riding Hood Red ink.
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red , Choc Chip, WW and Candy Lane DP; Inks: Choc Craft,Riding Hood Red, Versamark; Accessories: Clear EP, Nesties, Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Brayer
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Good Friday Morning!

Good Friday Morning!
I thought I was going to be gone on day field trip with Chloe's class but as of right now I'm not ;) Some other parent's finally stepped up after the teacher sent a note home saying it would be cancelled without more help. Although I do enjoy helping out when I can I'm finding myself getting burned out from it all. The excitement isn't there like it used to :(
Anyway, you came by today to see some cards right?!
The All That Scraps DT are doing a Review/Preview of AmyR's Wedding and Sentiment sets today. I chose to use a sentiment on my card. I REALLY like how this came out!! The cardbase and sentiment circle are Shimmery White and then I paired it up with some PTI Lemon Tart and Chocolate papers.
The Ways To Use It Challenge was to find a colour combo you liked. I browsed the suggestion site here. Then chose one called Living Room...well when I went back to find the exact one, I couldn't...lol But the colours were along these lines:
Ruby Red, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Going Gray.
I decided to use the Happy Heart Day set and paper pieced the elephant with some Sweet Always DP. Stardust stickles were added to the hearts.
Thanks for stopping by today!