Monday, August 31, 2009

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash


Hey gang!
Have you heard the news? Taylored Expressions and Cuppie are celebrating!
Stop by the Stamp a Sweet Impression Blog to read up on all the details and be ready to play along to win some FABULOUS prizes!
I'll be hosting a challenge too!!! I do hope you will play along with me this weekend!

Thinking of You WSC

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Ours was a little stressful on Saturday. Chloe had gone with a friend and her parents to a splash park but on the way were in a car accident. Chloe is OK but it was still frightening for her and for us!
This week is going to be super busy on my blog! It's the All That Scraps and Taylored Expressions sneak peek week!
The card I have today is one I made using Beate's Weekend Sketch challenge.
It uses some new My Mind's Eye designers paper and SU! Trendy Trees.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friendship Tree

Happy Weekend!
I only have a few minutes to post this card so this will be quick ;)
This card was made for the sketch challenge on SCS on Wednesday.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm looking forward to having a little more time this weekend to stamp! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Yep, I'm a slacker....

Good Friday Morning!
I'm sorry for being such a slacker!! I had really good intentions of stamping but with work, my mom visiting and design team stuff, I just haven't had much extra time.
Yesterday was busy too! BUT...
I did manage to make a card using Mercy's sketch on her blog.
This is a SU! only card.
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly; Cardstock: Rose Red, Soft Suede, WW and Thoroughly Modern DSP; Inks: Soft Suede, Rose Red; Accessories: SAMJ, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Scalloped Edge punch, Silver Brad, Soft Suede Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Happy Freezin' Season

I'm sure you aren't wanting winter just yet but the reality for us here is that it really is only a few months away! LOL! That's why I'm already planning a trip somewhere warmer in November ;)
Just a quick post for you as I'm still doing research!
Both cards were made using Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch 101.
Last weekend I picked up some of this new super cute DP from My Mind's Eye. Love the pink and blues for winter!
Stamp is from Merry & Bright by SU! and the sentiment is from Diane's Snowman Friends that you can find at All That Scraps.
This next one is a SU! only card.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Notepad

Happy Tuesday!
I've got a quick little project to share with you today.
This is one of those little magnetic notepads that I picked up a couple of years ago in Florida from the Dollar Tree. I covered the ugly note pad with some of the August 20th KI kit papers that are available from Taylored Expressions. The cool rub on and Kaiser Rhinestones come in the kit too! I added some Prima Flowers and paper piercer the corner. To finish it off I made a beaded pen to go with it :)
Stamps: None; Cardstock: All from the August 20th KI kit; Inks: none; Accessories: Primas, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Kaiser rhinestones, Dimensionals, Microbeads, sticky tape, pen
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cheers!

Good Monday Morning!
Sorry I was MIA all weekend :(
I was totally exhausted and just relaxed when I could.
Yesterday I did stamp a little though ;) I've got a cute Taylored Expressions stamp set to show you that I used with the August 20th KI kit.
I stamped the image from Chillax Chickie in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Choice Buttercream cardstock and coloured with Copics. I added a little bit of Glossy Accents to the glass and some Stardust stickles to the lime. The Kaiser Rhinestones are included with the August 20th KI kit.
The sketch comes from Taylor's sketch TESC79.
Stamps: Chillax Chickie; Cardstock: Choice Buttercream, Prism cardstock, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Circle Punch, Scalloped Punch, Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents, Kaiser Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Good Morning!

Happy Friday!
I had a wonderful day off yesterday!! It was a nice surprise to not have to go in to work AT ALL!
Thursday was a very productive day! School shopping done, laundry done, stamping done too!
I managed to make a few things yesterday but I'll share only two of them with you this morning.
This first one uses Cindy's MFTSC that she has on her blog and the MFT forum on SCS.
I LOVE this image!
Stamps: MFT A Scarf for Three; Cardstock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, WW and Washington Apple DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones, Oval Nesties, Dimensionals
My next card was made using the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS yesterday....Getting Warm and Fuzzy! I added fun flock to the flower brads for my fuzz ;) The layout comes from Mercy's MTSC35 on her blog. I have used a cute Swiss Pixie image from All That Scraps along with AmyR's Birthday Sentiments.
Stamps: Heidi Among The Flowers, AmyR's Birthday Sentiments; Cardstock: Bashful Blue, White and Washington Apple DSP; Accessories: Copics, Eyelet Border Punch, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Flower Brads, Yellow Fun Flock, Essentials Glue Pad, Heidi Swapp Ghost Flower, MM flower embellishment, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20th Key Ingredients Kit

Good Morning!
Wow it's been a busy few days but today I can relax! I'm really looking forward to getting some more stamping time in :)
This week I received the August 20th Key Ingredients in the mail....such a HAPPY DAY! I love these kits! They take the guess work out of putting a card together and this month it's EXTRA easy because there are rub-ons included!!! I don't often use rub-ons but really should ;)
Yesterday, Taylor made an awesome video on the August KI kit that you can see HERE.
This month Taylor challenged us to make 10 minute cards. I don't know about you all but the easy cards seem to be the hardest to make for me. As I was working on my cards I wanted to keep adding to them but realized that would be more than 10 minutes. Those of you that know me well, know I am not much of a rule breaker...lol!
So what do you think? Aren't these fun!


Also have you heard the news about new subscription service?
Taylored Expressions is offering both of these on a monthly charge basis rather than having to pay it all up front. So now you can craft on a budget with fabulously coordinated supplies! How cool is that? Sign up for the subscription service to receive the Key Ingredients kits released the 20th of each month for just $15.95 a month plus shipping for the 3 month subscription. Or for the best value, you can purchase the 6 month subscription for just $14.95 a month plus shipping and as a BONUS Taylor will include 2 Perfect Package Card Boxes ($5.95 value) FREE if you order by August 25th! Of course all of the KI kits are also available for individual purchase ($16.95 each) while they last. Click here to read about all the benefits for Subscribers.

Now be sure to stop by half of the Baker's Dozen who are sharing some wonderful creations using this August 20th Key Ingredients Kit.
Denise Marzec
Jen del Muro
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Take Joy In The Little Things

Good Morning!
It's been AGES since I was able to play along with Julee's Mojo sketch and this week they are celebrating 100! WOW! Congrats Julee and the team!
Last week when Karen was here we hit a LSS and I bought this pretty My Mind's Eye dp. I thought it went really well with the Miracles Blossom set from Verve.
Stamps: Miracles Blossom; Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Choc Chip, MME dp; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, Oval punch, Circle punch, Scalloped punch, Cirlce Nesties, Antique Brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 17, 2009

SU! only - Birthday

Happy Monday!
Did you watch the Nascar race yesterday? Did you hear me yelling?! LOL! It worked...Jeff came in SECOND! Too bad they all didn't run out of gas...haha!
I made some homemade cabbage rolls yesterday and once they were popped in the oven, I started laundry and stamped! This is a SU! only card that was made in about 15 minutes. Hey, I even used one of my least fave in colours, Soft Suede. I think it's yucky! What do you think of that colour?
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Kind & Caring Thoughts; Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, WW and Thoroughly Modern DSP; Inks: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede; Accessories: SAMJ, Eyelet Border Punch, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Antique Brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Road Trip!

Good Sunday Morning!
Last night my mom and I went down and stamped again! Fun times!
These are the two cards I made using an Inkadinkado stamp set called Road Trip...I think ;)
This first one uses Cindy's MFTSC94.
I wanted a girly card!
This next card uses Jen's SFYTT.
Thanks for stopping by today! Sorry I didn't have time to post the details :(

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Branch Out!

Good Morning!
I've missed you all! The past couple of days have been so busy I haven't stamped or blogged. Total bummer!
Yesterday my mom arrived from Ontario and we sat around gabbing and catching up. So while we did that, I stamped!
I made a quick card using the Branch Out stamp set and some new My Mind's Eye DP I picked up last week with my friend, Karen.
Stamps: Branch Out; Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, MME dp; Inks: Soft Suede, Really Rust, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Soft Suede Ribbon(wrong side), Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Chillax Chickie!

Good Morning!
Boy I think I need a drink like this after my day yesterday....lol too bad I don't drink...haha!
What a LONG day!
This stamp is from the new Chillax set from Taylored Expressions.
Stamps: Chillax; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, WW and DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Glossy Accents, Ghost Flower, Flower, Brad, Modern Label Punch, Nesties, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mercy's Sketch Challenge Cards

Good Morning....
Or is it? Ugh! I found out yesterday that I needed to go back and do three more days of that course I did last month. NOT fun....it's clear across the city and I don't have TIME to do it. Not cool...I was so bummed about it yesterday BUT I still managed to stamp. I think stamping put me in a better mood and I hope you like my cards today!
Both cards use Mercy's MTSC34 that you can find on her blog here.
I love this bowl of cherries image from Taylored Expression's new set called Berries & Cherries. I stamped it on Choice Snow White with Memento Black ink and coloured with Copics. Did you see that Taylored Expressions carries Copics now?! Super cool, eh?
Of course I had to add Glossy Accents on the cherries again :)
Stamps: Berries & Cherries; Cardstock: White, Prism, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Glossy Accents, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Here is a second card using Mercy's sketch. This one follows the sketch ;) I pulled out Loads of Love from SU!...it's a set I'll never part with....it's great for men!
Stamps: Loads of Love; Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, WW and DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Glossy Accents, Old Olive ribbon, Jumbo Silver brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

To My Beautiful Friend

Good Morning!
Last night my girlfriend, Karen, and I sat downstairs and stamped! It's always fun to stamp with a friend!!
I used Mercy's sketch #33 as a starting point. I ended up moving the embellishment to the bottom corner.
I stamped the cute Junebug image from All That Scraps in Memento black ink and coloured with Copic markers. Then I pulled out the Opal Liquid Pearls and used them to accent her hair, wings and dress.
Stamps: Junebugs; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, WW and MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Opal Liquid Pearls, Nesties, Ghost Flower, PTI button, Thread, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 10, 2009

For You!

Good Morning!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was great but a little short....lol
Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made yesterday after the race was canceled for rain....grrrrr! Now I'll miss seeing it today....darn!
My first card was made using Sharon's Weekend Sketch Challenge which you can find here.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes; Cardstock: White, Bermuda Bay, Cottage Wall DSP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Corner Rounder Punch, Soft Suede Ribbon, Oval Nesties, Silver Brads, Dimensionals
This SU! only card was made for the Featured Stamper on SCS yesterday. I decided to CASE Joanne's card here. I really liked her clean card!
Stamps: For All You Do; Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, WW; Inks: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo; Accessories: Sherbet Buttons, Linen Thread, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Scalloped Edge Punch, SAMJ, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

If Life Gives You Limes...

make margaritas!
LOVE that sentiment! It's so fun!
A few days ago my buddy, Denise, made THIS card and I HAD to CASE it ;)
She has such a wonderful ability to put colours together! I ADORE her and her style!!!
Thanks Denise for allowing me to CASE you! :)
Stamps: Chillax; Cardstock: White, Prism, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Stickles, Dimensionals
Stamps are from Taylored Expressions and are part of the newest release! Check them out!

Friday, August 7, 2009

You are One of a Kind

Good Morning!
I finally stamped last night while doing some laundry....boy was that nice! It's so relaxing! I went with something quick and easy. This card is a SU! only card that was created using the SCS sketch #240.
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, One of a Kind; Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, WW and Cottage Wall DSP; Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Daisy Die Cuts, Mat pack and paper piercer, Scalloped Edge Punch, Filigree Brad, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thank You Berry Much {SASI} Blog Post

Today I'm sharing a cute little project on the {SASI} Stamp a Sweet Impression Blog! Pop on over there and check it out! You'll also find some details about the latest release on Taylor's post ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Berries & Cherries

Good Morning!
It's release day at Taylored Expressions! I've got one last card to show you before you can shop, shop, shop!
I used the Berries & Cherries Key Ingredients along with the Berries & Cherries stamp set. I am in love with these images...they are so fresh and fun! The image was stamped on Choice Snow White in Memento Black ink then coloured with Copics. My Crystal Effects is getting a lot of use lately too! Doesn't it make that chocolate on the strawberry look yummy?!
Here is a GREAT offer that you won't want to miss out on!
Thanks for stopping by today! I'm at work but am looking forward to blog hopping after work to see what FAB creations the Baker's Dozen have to share :)