Sunday, May 31, 2009

Get Well Critters

Good Morning!
Whew...what a week this has been! I've got a long commute each day and by the time I get home...I don't want to stamp...but today....I'm stampin' :)
I've got one last sneak peek to share with you today.....
Isn't this puppy CUTE?! This is one of the new images from Diane's new set called Get Well Critters. It will be available from All That Scraps on June 1st.
Stamps: Get Well Critters; Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, White and DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Silver Dots, Oval Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Swiss Pixie - Heidi

Good Morning!
I've got another sneak peek from All That Scraps to share with you today!
This is Heidi and she is one of the new Swiss Pixies that Christine has drawn....she's so sweet!! The sentiment comes from AmyR's new set called Thank You Sentiments. Both will be available on June 1st.
Stamps: Swiss Pixie Heidi, AmyR's Thank You Sentiments; Cardstock: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, White and MM Chloe's Closet DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Oval Nesties, Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, White Brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals
Remember it's Saturday and Lauren has a new challenge posted on her blog HERE. I've been so busy this week with work that I didn't have time to play along....sure hope you do though!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Taylored Expressions Spring Spectacular Blog Hop

Good Evening!
I'm super excited to be participating in the Taylored Expressions Spring Spectacular Blog Hop today!! Taylor has put together some awesome Key Ingredients Kits at an incredible discount($12.95) that are in limited quantities...so shop early ;) These FOUR kits are slightly different than her regular KI's. For details visit Taylor's Blog today.
My cards today feature the Dazzling Key Ingredients Kit.
All cards are 5 x 5.
This first card uses a cuppie from the Downtown Diva stamp set and also a sentiment from A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
My second card features the stamp set Year of Sweets 2 and A Year of Sweet Sentiments.
My last card features a cuppie from Downtown Diva and A Year of Sweet Sentiments.

You will be able to make many more cards with these kits and just by adding a few stamps you will find they come together quite easily! If you are in need of inspiration though....each kit will include a full color inspiration sheet with 6 samples created by members of the Baker's Dozen. Each of the four kits will contain cardstock, ribbon, and coordinating die cuts and patterned paper from the following My Mind's Eye Collections: Brilliant, Dazzling, Delightful, and Enchanting.
Be sure to stop by these blogs to see what fabulous creations they have to share with us today!
Charmaine Ikach
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen

Gingersnaps Oh Baby!

Good Morning!
Today I'm sharing a little 4 x 4 sneak peek from All That Scraps. It's from a new set that will be available on June 1st. This comes from the Gingersnaps line and it's called Oh Baby! Isn't she darling?!
Stamps: Gingersnaps Oh Baby!; Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, White and DCWV Nana's Nursery; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Oval Nesties, Scalloped Edge Punch, Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cheep Talk Mojo Colour Card

Yesterday's Colour Challenge was Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Bashful Blue. I used Julee's Mojo88 sketch for my card. This was almost a SU! only card. I decided to use smaller white brads from Making Memories instead.
Stamps: Cheep Talk; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, WW and Washington Apple DP; Inks: Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: White Brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I'll have a sneak peek of some new ATS images!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gorgeous RAK from Denise!

Good Morning!
Well I survived my first day of work yesterday!!! Today I'm off....lol...gotta love that eh? I didn't stamp yesterday....not because I didn't have time but because I wanted to show you this BEAUTIFUL card from my buddy Denise! She was so sweet to send me a card congratulating me on my new job and how perfect that it arrived yesterday!! Thanks Denise!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Featured Stamper Cards

Good Morning!
Yesterday I worked on a couple of Featured Stamper cards. This first one is a SU! only card.
I CASED this card of Mercy's HERE.
Stamps: Trendy Trees; Cardstock: Pacific Point, Choc chip, WW and Good Morning Sunshine dsp; Inks: Choc chip, Summer Sun; Accessories: SAMJ, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Eyelet border punch, Choc chip Ribbon, Dimensionals
My second card that I CASED of Mercy's is THIS one. I looked for one of her Greeting Farm cards because I was lucky enough to stamp some images from the girls beside me at the Extravaganza...hehe!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, AmyR's Birthday Sentiments; Cardstock: Choc chip, Yo yo yellow, WW and American Crafts dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Oval Punches, Flower Trio Punch, Rhinestones, Choc Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Doctor's Orders

Good Morning!
Yesterday I went to the Edmonton Extravaganza with my friend Lisa and we had such a fabulous time meeting up with other SCS'ers! The girls at our table were so funny...we giggled a LOT. As part of a game we had to name ourselves....so we were the Seven Divas!
I'm waving hello to Lisa, Kristy, Robin, Donna, Teena and Jen!!! Thanks for making me laugh so much!! Peggy and the girls did an awesome job putting the event on...it was a wonderful way to spend my Saturday :)
While at the event I ACTUALLY did stuff! Yep...I did! I managed to make these three cards!!!
All of them use the Taylored Expressions stamp set called Doctor's Orders.
This first one uses Taylor's TECC sketch for this week.
Stamps: Doctor's Orders; Cardstock: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, White and American Crafts DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Nesties, Buttons, Linen Thread, PTI summer sunrise ribbon, Dimensionals
This card was made using Jen's SFYTT.
Stamps: Doctor's Orders; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Cool Caribbean, White and American Crafts DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, PTI Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
This card was made using Mary Jo's WSC #82.
Stamps: Doctor's Orders; Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Choc chip, PTI Summer Sunrise, White and American Crafts DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Time to Colour Challenge

Good Morning!
Today I am off to the Edmonton Extravaganza III!!!! Should be a fun filled day meeting tons of new friends from SCS!!
This week Lauren has a My Time to Colour Challenge. Be sure to visit her blog to link up your card to the Mr. Linky and everyone can visit you afterward :)
This is a sample of what the My Time Team created:

The colours I got from this were:
-Purely Pomegranate
-Temp. Turq
-So Saffron
-Groovy Guava
-Certainly Celery
I am lucky enough to have a good buddy....Denise... who shares her Whipper Snapper images with me....lol and I thought this image would be super sweet to use today! Thanks Denise~!
The colours frightened me a little so I went ultra simple here....colour blocking!
The tilted squares were a happy mistake....I had first taped the Pomegranate square straight and when I let go of the white base...it flipped a bit and the other layers(which were just sitting there) tilted and I thought it looked better that way....so I ripped off the Pomegranate layer and started fresh! This card is a 5" Square.
Stamps: Whipper Snapper; Cardstock: PTI white, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Temp. Turq, So Saffron; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles
Now stop by the My Time Team to see what fabulous creations they have to share:
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be gone most of the day but I will catch up with you all tonight! To my American friends....hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thanks so Much-SU! only & Verve's Petals and Stems

Good Morning!
I've got another busy busy day ahead of me! I'll be at the school most of the day helping with class photos and then pizza lunch. I'm going to TRY to squeeze some stamping in sometime today ;)
This card below was made for the Ways To Use It Challenge yesterday on SCS. It was called Stamp It Again. I decided to repeat the Pocket Silhouettes image. The layout comes from an old MojoMonday sketch. This is also a SU! only card.
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes; Cardstock: Choc chip, Kraft, WW and Parisian Breeze Specialty; Inks: Choc Chip, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Curly label punch, Choc ribbon, White brad, Dimensionals
Julee has a cool sketch on her blog for the chance to win a new Verve set during the May release! Hurry on over and give the sketch a go! This is what I did with it. I used a fave set of mine called Petals and Stems along with some yummy My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow dp! Can you see the microbeads I added to the flower center and leaves? cute eh?
Stamps: Petals and Stems; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, WW and MME Bloom & Grow DP; Inks: Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Black; Accessories: Crystal Effects, Microbeads, Brads, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge punch, Paper piercer
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hello Sunshine!

Good Morning!
I think our weather is finally turning nice again. This below freezing isn't right for mid-May...yuck! I'll be happy to pull out my flip flops again this weekend!!! Better paint my toe nails :)
The SCS sketch was a GREAT one yesterday and I had to make two cards! This first one is a SU! only card. I love that Good Morning Sunshine DSP and I think I'll need to stock up on it...just for these three patterns....lol
Stamps: Cheep Talk; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Pacific Point, WW and Good Morning Sunshine DSP; Inks: Choc Chip, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Flower Trio Punch, Silver Brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals
My second card uses a cute set from H & M Stamps called Comfy Valentine. I paper pieced her bloomers with some Georgia Peach DSP.
Stamps: Comfy Valentine; Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, WW and Georgia Peach DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Primas, Crystal Brad, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

DD/DDA Challenge and Colour Challenge Cards

Good Morning!
I have a lot to share today and I still have no battery/cord for my laptop...so this will be super duper fast....I'll apologize in advance if I have missed anything or have typos ;)
It's the 20th of the month which means it's time for another Dirty Dozen Challenge.
This month Christine is our hostess and she's given us these rules:
It's all about H2O
Challenge Focus: Create a project that has something to do with water, it can be in your stamps, paper, or embellishments. But lets celebrate the happiness of warm weather and refreshing water. Let us know the story behind it too!

Required Element: Watercoloring! If we're doing a water themed project there needs to be some element of watercoloring on your creation.

Restricted Element: If it's H2O that means the two in the equation restricts you to only two embellishments. For example, ribbon and piercing, primas and brads. Focal image shapes like nesties or sizzix die cuts don't count. Let's see how creative you can be with just 2 embellishments girls!
I've decided to make two cards! My first one is an All That Scraps image called Sugarplum Emma. My embellishments are primas and brads ;)
Stamps: Sugarplum Emma, AmyR's Beach Sentiments; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, WW, Watercolour paper and Washington Apple DP; Inks: Black, SU! markers; Accessories: Copics, Aqua painter, Nesties, Primas, White Brads Dimensionals
My second card uses an old fave of mine Boatloads of Love. My embellishments are ribbon and scallop edge punch.
Stamps: Boatloads of Love; Cardstock: Temp Turq, Watercolour Paper and East Coast Prep; Inks: Black; Accessories: SU inks, Aqua painter, Nesties, Grosgrain, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals
The Colour Challenge FREAKED me out! Only Orange, Brilliant Blue and Purely Pomegranate....yikes eh? I went with something clean and simple. This is also a SU! only card.
Stamps: Live Your Dream; Cardstock: White, Purely Pomegranate; Inks: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Oval punches
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Note for You

Good Morning!
This will be short....my laptop battery is almost dead....lol
This card was made using the Mojo Monday sketch.
Stamps: Just Buzzin' By, Sweet Little Sentiments; Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, WW and Georgia Peach dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Scallop Edge Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Saffron Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, May 18, 2009

FS Card and Swap Card

Good Monday Morning!
Yesterday I spent most of my day stamping...not that I'm complaining....lol but some of it was repetitive work and that is something I don't enjoy doing as much.
Before I did anything I HAD to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS! It was Joan Ervin! We were on the Dirty Dozen together and she is such a sweet person. I admit that I was a little intimidated by Joan's work and wasn't sure I should even attempt to CASE one of her cards....lol
After browsing through her gallery I finally decided upon THIS card to CASE. I liked the girly girl card and layout. I changed the dp, stamps and embellishments but kept the same theme and layout.
Stamps: Humor in High Heels, Taylored Expressions Downtown Diva; Cardstock: Regal Rose, Choc chip, WW and Sweet Always dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Circle nesties, Oval punches, Word window punch, White brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Choc poly twill, Dimensionals, Mini rhinestone
Next weekend I am attending the third annual Edmonton Extravaganza at the U of A. I signed up for a card front swap and have been struggling with it all weekend. This is my third attempt and I'm actually quite happy with how it came out.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Choc chip, Pink Pirouette, Kraft; Ink: Choc chip craft, Pretty in pink craft; Accessories: Clear ep, Top note die, Swiss dots embossing folder, Pink piroutte ribbon, linen thread, Making memories buttons(browns and pinks), Dimensionals
Here is a close up:
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Upsy Daisy Sketch Set

Good Morning!
With the new catty coming out in less than 2 months I am desperately trying to use up some old supplies before ordering new ones! I love the Tangerine and Choc chip colour combo. All three cards use the same basic supplies....
Tangerine, Choc chip and WW cardstock along with Hawaiian Papaya dp
Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Cardstock: Tangerine, Choc Chip, WW and Hawaiian Papaya dp; Inks: Choc Chip, Tangerine, White Craft; Accessories: Nesties, Tangerine Ribbon, Choc Poly Twill, Flower Fusion, Filigree Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Circle Punches, Dimensionals
This one uses Charmaine's Weekend Sketch Challenge on her blog HERE.
This one uses Taylor's TECC sketch on her blog HERE.
This one uses Jen's SFYTT on her blog HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today~

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Good Morning!

Good Morning!
Here's a sneak peek of what the My Time Saturday Challenge girls have created!
This week Lauren is asking us to use one of her Timeless Templates and create a birthday gift that includes either a butterfly or is purple...or both...like I did! There are FREE templates available so give it a whirl!
For my sample I decided to use the FREE Recipe Wrap Up Template along with both purple and butterflies in my design! I'll be giving this to a friend who has an upcoming birthday...hope she will like it! I've used the Verve set called Beautiful Kindness.
Stamps: Beautiful Kindness; Cardstock: Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Vintage Cream and DP; Inks: Plum Pudding; Accessories: Oval Nesties, Scallop Edge Punch, Kaiser Rhinestones, May Arts Ribbon
Here is the inside. I printed off the calendar sheets and decorated each pocket with the Martha Stewart Layering Daisy Punch and a Kaiser Rhinestone.
Stop by to see what the others have created too:
Before heading out the door yesterday morning I took a quick peek to see what the Limited Supply Challenge was. I'm glad I did! It was to make a beachy card.
You had to use ONE imge that was beach related.
You could use ONE embellishment.
You could use ONE sentiment.
Of course you were supposed to limit the layers...if you could ;)
I used the super cute Sugarplum's Emma from All That Scraps and also AmyR's Beach Sentiments.
Stamps: Sugarplum's Emma, AmyR's Beach Sentiments; Cardstock: White, Saffron and DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Saffron Ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!