Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas Tags

I decided to make some pretty tags instead of a card today! I also have some wrapping paper with these colors so I figured it would be perfect!

Stamps: Tags for All
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Ribbon

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

So Much

Here is todays sketch challenge. I loved it!! So many layers!!! :) I finally also had a chance to use this set. I have been putting it off because I've been in the mood to make Christmas cards!

Stamps: So Much
Paper: Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey
Ink: same
Accessories: Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Brads

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Christmas ATC

Here are the first set of ATC's I made for my Christmas ATC Swap (sorry its now closed).

I used my favorite Christmas Set, Its Snow Time. I used a dauber and masked around the snowman in Basic Grey.

Stamps: Its Snow Time
Paper: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Purerly Pomegranate
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Grey
Accessories: Dauber, Corner Punch, Brads, Oval Punches


Todays Featured Stamper is Frances aka StampOwl! You can visit her gallery here. ALERT ALERT!! If you are easy enabled DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT..visit her gallery!!!! She has the BEST stamp collection EVER!

I got the challenge from my cell phone and I didnt even notice that this card she did was for a FS challenge. So I'm going to give credit to both of the cards. I'm so mad I didnt even notice. I'm here at the office uploading.

Here is the card I cased by StampOwl who cased it from jbalcer.

I changed the colors and stamps from there cards.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely P
Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Brads

Saturday, November 10, 2007


This challenge was to make a card using all the stuff we bought because we saw it on SCS!

So I just HAD to have this stamp...The second I saw it I ran over and bought it from Gina K. Once it came did I use it?? NOPE!! Bad bad, me!!!

Stamps: Gina K
Paper: Dashing, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Su Markers, Ribbon, Brads

Girls Night Out-November VSN

Here is a card I made for the Lipstick Color Challenge. We were challenge to use our favorite lipstick shades.

I'm known for ALWAYS having lip gloss on! I can't leave home without it! I just LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! I have this little rule too! When I'm out on a date and I DONT want to kiss the guy I wear some lip gloss with sparkles!!! Guys hate sparkles!! haha. So I knew my stem just HAD to have some sparkles on it! Although its not showing up in the picture! :(

I just love browns and soft clear type colors!! So I used Close to Cocoa and Blush Blossom!

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Linen Prints Su Dp
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ticket Punch, SU Ribbon, Sparkles

Friday, November 9, 2007

For todays limited supply challenge we were challenged to use this list
Follow the list #5

animals or critters

2-4 layers
any solid or patterned paper

coloring tools
any other quick tool

No embellishments

Pretty quick and easy if you ask me!!!

Stamps: Santa Claws (Gina K)
Paper: Real Red, Green Galore
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: SU Markers, Paper Piercer


So I finally caved in and go this set. I wasn't sure if I would ever actually use it, but yay I did. I had my great stalker friend Keri in mind and knew this set would be perfect. I'm going to send this out to her today.

I colored the ship with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The ribbon is from last years Spring Mini, Flirty.

Stamps: Boatloads of Love
Paper: Old Olive, Regal Rose, Cool Caribeen
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Flirty Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Challenge Chaser Squares

Here is the card I did for today's Challenge Chaser Sketch Challenge. You can read all about it here.

I think this is definitely my favorite Christmas Set. I just love how much you can do with it!

Stamps: Its Snow Time
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Basic Grey
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Stumps, Brads, Ribbon

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Here is my submission to todays sketch challenge. I thought it was going to be hard, but it really wasn't.

I used Season of Joy! Finally had a reason to use those words. I didnt think I was going to be able to find a way!

Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Kraft, Dashing DP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbbon

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

This is today's color challenge card. To use Soft Sky (bashful blue), Wild Wasabi (garden green), and Ruby Red.

The image is from Stamping Bella. Aren't they adorable?? My dear blogger buddy Erica sent it to me! Thanks gf!!!!

I colored the image in with Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol and a stump.

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Punch, 3/4" Punch
Techniques: Gamsol

Monday, November 5, 2007

Horizontal Pocket Card

Ahhh it was sooo good to be in my stamp room this morning. I have not been in the mood to stamp for a few days now.

This is a Horizontal Pocket Card. You can find the tutorial HERE. The measurements for the horizontal card are on the bottom.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Dashing DP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads
Techniques: Horizontal Pocket Card

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I thought I would share a few pictures of my Halloween

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Christmas card on Halloween.....weird!! haha

Okay so it felt a little weird making this card on Halloween. But, I thought if I could start making Christmas cards with most of my challenge cards I would have half of my Christmas cards done! haha!!

Stamps: Big on Christmas
Paper: Dashing, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: SU! 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Markers

Friday, October 26, 2007

Basic Grey

Oh I'm soo loving the new Basic Grey Color!!! The ribbon is so pretty!!! I have yet to use it though! I will though! Don't worry.

The flower was colored with a Blender Pen and Purely Pomegranate Re-Inker. I then embossed with clear ep! After that I added a Jumbo Eyelet to the center!

Stamps: Stampendous, Tres Chic, Print Pattern
Paper: Basic Grey, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Grey
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet, Satin Ribbon, Blender Pink

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wasabi Christmas

Here is a challenge card I did with the Challenge Chasers this morning. We were challenged to use Wild Wasabi. I love it! I combined it with Purely Pomegranate and Bashful Blue (my favorite Christmas Color Combo right now).

I used my Blender Pins and Ink to color in the Snowmans.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: It's Snow Time
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Techniques: Watercoloring

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

ATC Swaps

I'm hosting two new ATC Swaps!

Bella Christmas ATC Swap - Dress up Bella for Christmas!
Sign up HERE!

SU! Christmas ATC Swap - Using ANY SU! Christmas Set
Sign up HERE!

Monday, October 15, 2007


This is my second among many tins I've made. I just think these are sooo fun. I just ordered more and can't wait to put them together. The tin came from Speciality Bottle. There so cheep. They get here so fast too!

The dp I used is "Dashing" from Su! I just love it!

I made this for my brothers gf for her birthday. She loves Cherrys!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Clear Paint Can

I've had these clear paint cans for some time now. I found them at Staples for like $3. I first filled it up full of Halloween Salt Water Candy. YUMMY. I love salt water candy.
I then added all the ribbon to the handle. Most of the ribbon is SU! but some is from Mike's. I decorated the lid, but forgot to take a picture this morning before work. (I still dont have a home computer :( so sad )

I then put the panel around the paint can and added some stamps.

Stamps: Autumn Apparitions
Paper: Creepy Crawly
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Ribbon

Nugget Tin

Oh I just LOVE these tins. I first saw them from my friend Wendy. She made one and then gave me the link to buy then from Specialty Bottle for like pennies!!! I bought a bunch and cant wait to do some for Christmas and Halloween. Ive already wrapped them, just have to decorate the fronts now. I will show them to you later.

Stamps: Sweet Sampler
Paper: Linen Prints
Ink: Close to Cocoa

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Todays challenge was to use twill. I haven't used my Twill in a while so this was a great challenge. I love using it too. It ties so easy.

I got a little lazy this morning. I was going to cut out each flower in Pumpkin Pie, but then I thought Brads would be much faster, haha. I was in a rush. I didnt want to be late to work today, again!!!!!

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes
Paper: Old Olive Pumpkin Pie Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Punces, Brads, Twill

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chocolate Moose!

Ohhhh this was a good color challenge. We were challenged to use Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, and River Rock. Love these colors together. I think its just perfect for Moose You.

I'm going to give this to a friend for his birthday. He loves to outdoors and to hunt so I knew this set would FINALLY get used!

Stamps: Moose You, Party Punch
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, River Rock
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brads, Flirty Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, 1 3/8" Punch, Brads, Daubers

Monday, October 1, 2007

I've been tagged

TWICE!!! WOW!! I'm so lucky!!!

I was tagged by my friend Judy and Debi. Just answer the questions and see what your "alternate" names would be!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) - Mitsy Accord

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav. ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Peanut Butter Peanut Butter

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) acol

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Burgundy Dog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Louise Santa Maria

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Colam

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) Purple The Martini

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Ed Stine

9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Envy Skittles

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Lee Lee

I'm going to tag

Gosh, I feel like I have been sooo bad at blogging. I'm sorry. I haven't had a home computer all week now. My laptop went dead a few months ago. I had it in the shop and they told me it couldn't be saved! Its only a year and half old. I'm sooo sad. My parents bought it for me for Christmas and didnt buy the warranty. Boo :( Anyways, I was borrowing an extra computer from the office, but I had to bring it back last week.

So the past two weekends I went to Mammoth!!! I had a blast!!! :) I thought I would share some pictures since I dont have any cards to show you. These are my awesome friends Nate and Tara. We all went to high school together!!! It was Oktoberfest!!!! LOVED IT!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Batty Candle

Here is a candle I made for my workshop last night. I gave it away as a door prize. It was so easy and such a hit.

The Candle is from Mikes, $1.99. I love the lime green!! I crimped the black piece of CS then wheeled Batty on a piece of Whisper White. I layered it with Lovely Lilac. I then added the Batty for You image with the scallop punch.
The ribbon was added to top it off!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Mustard Olives

Todays color challenge was to use more mustard, old olive, and bashful blue. Great combo!!!

The backround is stamped with Tres Chic and the big leaf from With Gratitude.

Stamps: Tres Chic, With Gratitude
Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Ink: Same
Accessories: Ribbon, Primas, Brads

Friday, September 21, 2007

Limited Layers

Todays challenge was to use 3 to 4 layers and to go simply on embellishments. This card measures 4 x 8 1/2.

Stamps: Wishing you the best
Paper: Su Dp Linen Print, Cool Caribeen, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Cameo Coral
Accessories: Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Piercing Tool, Scallop Circle Punch, Brad

Thursday, September 20, 2007

5x5 Going Grey...

Todays Ways to use it Challenge, we were challenged to use Going Grey. I've had this SU! Dp for a while now. I forgot what its called. It was from last years catty. I'm so glad I still had it since I didnt have any Grey CS!!! Luckly I did have the ink though!!!!

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Whisper White, SU Dp
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Going Grey
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

For a precious girl....

This is for todays sketch challenge! I did this before work and forgot two layers! Whoops. I guess it looks okay.

I'm going to send this to Ann (abmurray's) Niece. She is battling bone cancer.
You can read about her here

Stamps: True Friend, Priceless
Paper: Almost Ameylyest, Cameo Coral, basic black
Ink: Same
Accessories: Ribbon
Techniques: Piercing

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

taken with pomegranate artichokes

Todays color challenge was to use Purely Pomegranate, Taken with Teal, and Always Artichoke. At first I was like Taken with Teal with Always Artichoke (EWWW). But, now I like it.

Stamps: Sassy Stems
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Taken with teal, Always Artichoke
Ink: Taken with Teal
Accessories: Ribbon
Techniques: Prismacolor Pencils, Gams

Monday, September 10, 2007

VSN Weekend! Day Two!

VSN is so much fun. For those of you that haven't tried it you really need to. Challenges are posted every hour. You have 45 minutes to complete each one! Then 15 minutes to either upload, it, or clean up!

This card challenge was to put as many things on the card that feel great! Like embossing, fibers, etc.

I used the Su! Set True Friend, along with Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White SU! CS! The Main image flower is embossed and so is the sentiment. The fibers are sooo soft. I just love that stuff!!! The background is ran through the cuttlebug for an extra touchy feel!!

For the next challenge we got to stamp on candles. If you haven't tried this its soo easy. The directions can be found here!

I used my SU! Markers to color onto the Tissue Paper. They worked out great! I think I'll make all different sizes and use them as a center piece for Thanksgiving!!!

I used the Su! Set Autumn Harvest along with a Pumpkin Pie Su Marker and Close to Cocoa Stamp Pad.

For the next challenge we were asked to make a farewell card. I choose to send a card to my friend Alicia will be be moving in a month to Portland. Its a pretty big move for her! I'm very excited for her.

I used the Fabulous Flower SU! Set. Along with SU! Designer Paper, Regal Rose, and Close to Cocoa Stamp Pads and CS!

This challenge was to make an Autumn Themed Waterfall Card. The directions can be found here.

I used the New SU! Halloween Paper!! This stuff is soo cute. I also used the Scallop Punch. The set I used was Batty for You! I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Whisper White Su! Stamp Pads and CS!

Good luck making your own!! Its a bit tricky at first!

For my last challenge I did we had to create a card the reminded us of the movie "Its a Great Pumpkin" Well I had never seen the movie before but from the pics I saw online there were lots of leafs. Soooo I drug out my Autumn Harvest set and created a scene that looked like one from the movie. I masked all the pumpkins. I just love these technique with this set. It looks so real and amazing.

Well thats it for my VSN Weekend!!!! Hope you had just as much fun looking at my cards as I did making them!!!

Happy Monday!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

VSN Weekend!! What a blast!! Day One!

I sooo look forward to VSN weekends. I lock myself in my stamp room and have a blast. I get so caught up on cards too!! I start of making a list of cards I would like to do. I know they won't all get done, but its a great start.

To start off Friday Night my amazing SCS friend, Faith was the host! I was sooo excited to see what she had for us. I was thinking, brads, layers, hardware, or one of her fabulous technique's. Well I was right it was a technique.

She came up with the Ink, Spray and Smash Technique. You can visit her blog here for directions. Isn't she amazing. I love ya gma!!!

The second challenge was to make a 2, 4, 6, 8 Box. You can find the tutorial here.

The next challenge was to make a card for someone we love. I made this card for my friends who are celebrating there anniversary this weekend. They have been so amazing the last few months. They are the best friends a girl could ever have.

Love ya Tara and Dale

On to the next challenge we had to make a Baby Card. The image is from Stamping Bella. Everything else I used is SU! Aren't they hott parents?? I can't wait to give this one to a close friend who is just about to have her first little boy.

And the last challenge for Friday night is to make a card that looks like your favorite halloween candy. I just love Candy Corn. Its by far my favorite candy EVER!!! Even during Christmas I could eat it!!!!

Stay tuned for all of Saturdays challenges. I have to run to a Housewarming Party so I wasn't able to finish!! I hope everyone is enjoying there weekend!!! XoXo

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Criss Cross Card

Todays challenge was to create a pocket card. I've been wanting to do a Criss Cross Card for a while now. Thanks Beate for the great tutorial this week!!!

The tutorial can be found here

Stamps: True Friend
Paper: SU! Designer Series Paper - Linen Prints, Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink
Ink: Same
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


This is giddyupbella!!! You can buy her from Stamping Bella have a family friend who is turning 16 this weekend so I thought this would be perfect for her since she has SIX horses!! She is spoiled rotten huh??

Stamps: giddyupbella
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bravy Burgundy, Cameo Coral
Ink: Same
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Oval Punch, Window Punch, Designer Label Punch

Friday, August 31, 2007

Halloween Card

Here is an easy Halloween card I'm going to do for a beginners workshop I'm having in a couple weeks. I'm going to make a matching goodie bag also, but haven't work on that yet. Stay tuned....

I used the Autumn Apparitions set from the Winter Mini Catalog that comes out September 1st. This set is my favorite right now!! You can do so much with it!

I used my Scallop Punch and then cut out a pumpkin and cat and raised it up with dimensionals. I used Only Orange and Basic Black SU! Cardstock and Ink.

Thanks for looking!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

True Friend ATC's

Here are some ATC's I made. I used the True Friend Stamp set from the New Winter Mini Catalog that comes out September 1st. This set is sooo cute!!! I used Basic Black, Whisper White and Rose Red SU! Cardstock and Ink. I also used the Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Punch, and then cut out the flower and raised it on a dimensional and put a brad in the center. The ribbon is from Mikes!

Thanks for looking!

You can join one of my awesome ATC swaps HERE

Wiper Card

Last night I worked on the VSN Pre Challenge #2. It was to make a Wiper Card. I found the directions HERE.

I used Garden Whimsey along with the new In Colors. It turned out pretty cute!! And very easy to make!

Thanks Jan for the great instructions!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I love Halloween and all the new paper and sets we have!! :)
I just got in a bunch of new sets yesterday and as I rushed home on my lunch break to do the challenge I thought oh man I'm barely going to have any time because I have to cut into the new sets. Ahhh ha!!! I totally forgot that the new Mini Catalog sets are already pre-cut for us! I was sooo jazzzed!!!! But, still ran out of time since I only have 45 minutes.

Stamps: Autumn Apparitions, Batty for You
Paper: Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper, Only Orange, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Only Orange, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Punch