Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SFYTT from December 20th

I participated in Jen's "Sketch For You To Try". Actually, this sketch was posted here the weekend before Christmas. But things were a little crazy with Christmas and everything, so I wasn't able to get to it until now. I followed this sketch a little better than my previous card. :)

Here is the sketch:
Here is my card:

I colored in the cupcakes with ink pads and a blender pen. Crystal Effects is added to each cherry. Very cute in real life.

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Tempting Turquois, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Gable Green
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Rainbow Sherbet DSP

Accessories: Circle Punches - 1-3/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/4" & 3/4", Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Blender Pen

Have a great Wednesday! Oh, and have a safe New Year's celebration!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Inspired by a sketch

Happy Tuesday to you! I am so mixed up on my days, so I need to remind myself that it is Tuesday today!! Here is another quick card that I created late last night. I was playing around with this sketch, but it didn't turn out like the sketch. But I am very pleased with the results. I guess that is one of purposes of get you started on a design, even though it is not the exact layout.

I used the Wanted stamp set and pulled out some retired DSP (Outlaw) to get my color inspiration. I punched the Scallop Circle twice and offset them to provide some color behind the Very Vanilla Scallop.

I love this banner!!! I have been seeing it on quite a few cards, and I thought it was perfect to go with the running horse!!! It's like the banner is blowing in the wind!!

Ok, what is going on??? I didn't use any ribbon on my card in my previous post, and there is no ribbon on this card!!! I can't believe it...2 cards in a row! I really can create a card without ribbon!!!! And guess what? I have another card to show you tomorrow...and it doesn't have ribbon either!!! I'm sure it will all change soon!!!

Stamps: Wanted, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Paper: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Outlaw DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle, Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Paper Snips



Monday, December 29, 2008

Love You Much Card

Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are getting ready to celebrate a New Year! I am anxious to get back into the stamping world after a little break during the holidays. I was able to get some quality stamping time in today while my son took a nap. It seems like a long time since he has taken a nap with all the excitement around here. He is a little more than 2-1/2 years old, and we had a ball with him at Christmas!! He had so much fun!!

Here is a quick card that I wanted to share with you tonight. Stampin' Up! has a great promotion going on right now until the end of January. It's called the Love You Much Promotion. They have bundled up a few items and offering a 20% discount on the bundle. Items include a stamp set, Designer Series Paper, and a coordinating Punch. It sure is a great bundle. You can see more details here.

On this card, I used Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla Cardstock. The striped paper is from the Designer Series Paper from the bundle. I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the RHR cardstock. The image with the "Hugs & Kisses" works wonderfully with the Scallop Circle Punch. I offset a RHR scallop behind this image. The "Love" is colored in with a blender pen and Pink Pirouette ink.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Basic Brown (for the "Love" image), Pink Pirouette (to color in the "Love")
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Punches-Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge, 1-1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle; Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Thanks for visiting today!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Holiday Greetings to you and yours!!! I wanted to stop in and give a quick note to wish you a very Merry Christmas on this Christmas Eve. I hope you have recovered from all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season, and will spend a warm and happy Christmas surrounded by family and loved ones!

I will return to blogging after all is quiet around here and I can get some quality stamping in. Hopefully, you will see some new posts right after Christmas!

Wishing you a Holiday Season full of warmth and happiness!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Friend & Framed Project

Happy Sunday! I went over to my friend Rita's house today to make this beautiful framed project!!! I have a little story to tell you first...a few weeks ago Rita sent me an email with a picture of this beautiful frame project attached. She asked if I wanted to get together sometime and make some for ourselves. It was a beautiful project that I never had seen before, so I thought it was a great idea! Well, time had past and we never got together...busy schedules got in the way! But then later, Rita was having a class to make this project and ask if I could come over and make one. Of course, I jumped right on it and said yes!! So the class was today and I brought her an ornament that I made in the previous post. When I got home after making the framed project, I wanted to post the project to my blog. But I first wanted to give credit to the appropriate person who created this beautiful project. I looked close to the attachment that Rita had sent in her original email, and it's the same person who created the ornament that I copied!!! Can you believe it? I thought it was funny that Rita and I both picked out a project by the same person! I guess we both have great tastes!!!!!! LOL! You can see the original frame here. She has a great blog with awesome ideas!

Here is Rita (on the left) and myself:

And here is the framed project that I created at Rita's class. Isn't it just beautiful?

Doesn't this make a great gift? The frame is from Walmart for a whopping $3!!!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! How many days until Christmas?


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snowflake Ornament

Hi! I can't even take a little bit of credit for this beautiful ornament!! I saw it here, and thought it was beautiful. So I made one myself tonight. It's going to be a small gift for a special friend, who I will see tomorrow. This special friend is another demonstrator, and I feel very fortunate to have her in my life. If it wasn't for Stampin' Up!, I probably would have never met Rita! She is my side-line (which means we have the same stampin' "mom") and we have so much fun when we get together! Rita has invited me to one of her classes on Sunday. I can't wait to show you the project we will be making! I'll make sure to get it posted as soon as I get home!

Another friend of mine, Kathy, is having her annual ornament party next weekend. I think I might make these ornaments for her party. We bring 2 or 3 ornaments to exchange with her friends at her party. We don't have to make them, but I usually at least try to make the ornament or the gift wrapping. Maybe I'll just do both this year!!!

The ornament is a plain glass ball that you can find at any craft store. The "snow" and "hook" are both from Hobby Lobby. I added a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the "snow". The picture does not do it justice. It's really pretty in real life. I added Bashful Blue and White Taffeta ribbon from Stampin' Up! to the top of the ornament. Oh, I almost forgot! I cut my snowflake out of a white vinyl sheet (also from Hobby Lobby) from the Snowflakes #2 die on my Big Shot.

I hope you are doing well. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Card #3 - Day-Time Stampin'

Hi! Here is the final card that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' this past Tuesday morning. This card is shown on my Stampin' Up Website with a video tutorial on Watercoloring. It's a great tutorial. Please go visit and see it! I changed the card up just a bit. Instead of using Kiwi Kiss, I used Certainly Celery. And I didn't have the little clips that they used, so I tied a little knot and attached it with a Mini Glue Dot.

Hope you are having a great week!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Awesome SU! promotions!

RETIRED STAMP LIST IS HERE!!! Many stamp sets are dusting off their golf clubs and heading for the golf course! These retired stamp sets are only available until January 18th! And Stampin' Up! is giving a discount of 10% off all retired stamps until December 23rd! So contact me today if you are interested in any of the stamps listed here:
Print out your list and compare it to your catalog!

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Thanks for stopping by today!


Card #2 - Day-Time Stampin'

Hi! Here is Card #2 that we stamped at my Day-Time Stampin' on Tuesday morning. This is a very simple card! I wanted to use this square image from Baroque Motifs, because I think it gets neglected! The entire set is very pretty, but this image in particular gets a little left-out!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Windsor Knot DSP
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tools, Sage Shadow Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Card 1 - Day-Time Stampin'

Hi!! I can't believe it's been a week since my last post. I will try not to do that very often!!! I had my last Day-Time Stampin' this morning for 2008. Thanks to all the ladies who joined me this morning! I appreciate it so much! I hope to see everybody in the new year!

Here is one of the 3 cards that we stamped this morning. You will see the other 2 on Wednesday and Thursday this week. So be sure to check back!

Supplies (by Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Party Hearty, Hot to Dot Wheel (retired)
Ink: Real Red, Ballet Blue
Paper: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder, Real Red Striped Ribbon

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

White on Kraft!

Hi! I have been seeing alot of cards with white stamped on Kraft paper, so I thought I would give it a try! I love the look of it!

Stamps: Snowswirled
Ink: White Craft, Real Red, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Winter White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

See you next time!

Monday, December 1, 2008

To You & Yours Holiday Cards

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend! Did you eat lots of turkey and get some shopping done? I ate plenty of turkey and I was out there before 4:00 a.m. on Black Friday, but I wasn't shopping!! I was actually working my retail job! It was pretty funny seeing a huge line of people coming into the store at 4:00 a.m. There were even some ladies who camped out in line at midnight so that they would be first in line! Can you believe it? There are even groups of ladies who wear funny hats. They must do this every year!

It was a very busy week last week. With Thanksgiving on Thursday, Black Friday and my mom's birthday on Friday, and our annual Spades party on Saturday, I was exhausted by the time Sunday came around! Plus I had a sick child and husband on my hands last week! It was a fun weekend though. I love seeing my family and friends!

Unfortunately I didn't get much stampin' in last week, so I was sure to get some stampin' time in this evening. I wanted to share 2 cards with you. I used the To You & Yours set (love this set!!). I added Dazzling Diamonds to my images on both cards. I tried to take a close-up picture of the glitter, but not sure if I was quite successful in showing the sparkle! But it's pretty in real life!
Stamps: To You & Yours, Peaceful Wishes (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ribbons Originals Alpine, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Sponges, Dimensionals

Stamps: To You & Yours, Canvas (on the Riding Hood Red CS)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ribbons Originals Alpine, 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed these cards. I have another card created to share with you. You can see it here on Tuesday! So come back!