Thursday, May 31, 2007

Retired Card

Today we were challenged to use only retired sets! WELL, that was easy since there are sooo many to choose from. I decided to use my favs! For old' time sake!!

My card base is Mellow Moss. I used whisper white and cuttlebugged it for the top. I stamped French Script on Almost amethyst for the bottom layer. The main image is from In Full Bloom. I used my Prima Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol to color in the image. I then added a few brads, ribbon, and a tag I have had forever and Whoola!!!

I was really happy with the way this card turned out. I might have to use it for an upcoming swap!:)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Olive You! ATC's!

Here are my ATC's that went in the mail last week (I finally get to show you guys). It was a SU! Designer paper swap!! I love these colors together as most of you know! I'm very excited about how they turned out :) Yippie!!!!

I used the Polka Dot and Paisley DP along with Regal Rose cardstock. The ribbon is SU! Rose.

Thanks for looking!! XoXo

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Birthday Golf Card

I was very glad that Roxi posted the challenge early. I had a few hours to play around with it. Even though it didn't take so long. Tommy was watching motocross so I had the perfect opportunity to go in my stamping room and play! I am watching Lilly and she is soo playful right now so on with my I can play with her.

Here is my grandpa's birthday card. I got the wonderful images from Carolyn aka Cammie
Thank you soooo much Carolyn for the images. They worked out perfect! :)

I used Cool Caribbean and Real Red cardstock, along with Real Red Ink. The brads are making memories. The background is cuttlebugged.

Thanks for looking!!!! Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Cool Garden....

Today on SCS's color challenge we used Cool Caribeen, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip. Talk about hard!!!!!!! Or maybe it was because I was soo rushed during my lunch break. Maybe I will do another card when I get home tonight.

I used Tag Time for the main image. The ribbon is from Mikes along with the metal embellishment. I watercolored the balloons with Prima Watercolor Pencils!

Thanks for looking!

My Bella ATC Swap!

Heyyy ladies!! I just wanted to tell you to join my Bella ATC Swap! Find directions here!

Monday, May 28, 2007


Isn't she cute!!! I do love my wine so I just knew I had to have her!! :)

Yesterday, I had the chance to case a card from Kirsten DuBosque, Confessions of a Naptime Stamper, or on SCS Ked. Her work is amazing!! She watercolor's soooo nice!!! She has a great since of style!! :) And her son is sooo adorable!!!

The dp is from MME! The flower is Big Blossom, by SU!. I used Always Articoke CS and Ink along with Blush Blossom in! I used my slit punch for the scallop edge! And hole punched it! The ribbon is from Mke's.

Thanks for looking! XoXo

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Napkin Card!

Today on SCS, the challenge was to make a card like the napkin found here.
This was so fun, because I LOVE Crate and Barrel!!! That store has amazing stuff!!

Here is my version of the napkin!!! I used lots of colors!! Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, and Cranberry! The sets I used were Delight in Life and Doodle This. I used the Rock N Roll Technique and the Masking technique.

Thanks for looking!! Hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!! XoXo

Friday, May 25, 2007

Graduation Card

Today on SCS's limited supply challenge we had to come up with a Graduation card, but we weren't aloud to use traditional graduation stamps! Well in my case I dont have any so it was easy! My colors that I had to use to match with the schools colors were a little hard. I've never opened my Garden Green stamp pad nor the paper!

All products are SU! The background stamp is from "Well Worn Words. The main image was stamped using "Best Bar Codes" and the flowers are from "Delight in Life"!

Thanks for looking and HAPPY FRIDAY!! I'm off to work now!!! XoXo

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Going yo yo....

YELLOW!!! I loved this challenge. I love yellow, but never use it!! Nooo idea why!! Today on SCS we had to show ways to use Yo Yo Yellow.

I knew I had to use black with it to stand out more!! So I told myself Iwould use bees!! Well there so small so I need more!

I started off stamping Print Patterns, Background stamp in Yo Yo Yellow on white cardstalk and rounded the corners. Then I glued it on black cardstalk. Next I used Doodle This on white carstalk with Yo Yo Yellow Ink and Basic Black Ink. I cuttlebugged the circle and stamped Sweet from the So Very Set. Then I put ribbon around it. Next I stamped a flower from Big Blossoms. Added ribbon and a bee....then some brads and there we have it!!!

Can't wait tomorrow is Friday!! I love my weekends!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

RAK for Jules!

Here is a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) I sent to my stalking buddy Jules!! I used Long Stems and Reviting stamp sets with Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink Ink and Cardstalk! I watercolored the flowers with Prismacolor Pencils and a blender pen. The used my circle punches and tab punch! The designer paper is My Minds Eye.

Thanks for looking!


I had an AMAZING time participating in VSN at SCS

Here are a few of my cards: ( I'm not going to post all of them in my blog, sorry)
This is Black Eyed Susan!! We had to use Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip!! I love this color combo!! The set I used was
Big Blossom!!

This card was for the monochromatic challenge!! I used Big Blossoms, Love Matters, and Doodle This. The colors that were used were Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, and Elegent Eggplant!

This is a pocket card!! I've been dying to make one, but hadn't had the chance until tonight!

The directions for making a pocket card can be found here!

The sets I used were Office and Eat Cake.
Colors are Regal Rose and Certainly Celery!

I would post all the cards, but its getting late and I'm stamped out!! (WAIT, did I just say that??)
I'll add them to the slide show tomorrow!

Girls Bedroom

Doesn't this card scream girls bedroom?? Todays challenge on SCS was to design a card like the picture given here This is the amazing Polka Dot and Paisley paper found in the spring mini catalog!! I must order some more before I can't!!!! The stamp set is Blooming with Happiness! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wedding Card

Todays challenge on SCS was a bit of a hard one!! You can find the details here. I had to have Tommy help me with the triangles, haha. I needed a wedding card for a wedding I'm attending in a few weeks.

I cuttlebuged the background and then used brown chalk and a dauber and ran it around the background. The paper is My Minds Eye. Ribbon is from Mike's. The main image is punched out with the Marvy Scallop Punch. The main image is "In Any Event" by SU!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Apricot Roses

For todays color challenge on SCS we had the choices of using tempting turqouise, rose red, apricot appeal, and green galore(optional). I really loved these colors today!! Never thought of using them together. (and this is why I LOVE doing the challenges) You can find the challenge details here.

I used Rose Red and Tempting Turqoise card stock. The darling paper is from "My Minds Eye". I used Turqoise SU! Ribbon for the corners. I used the Marvy Scalloped Punch for the sentiment with polka dot ribbon around it! The stamps are SU! Doddle this and Polka Dot and Paisleys!! I watercolored the folowers with Primacolor Watercolor Pencils.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mothers Day Gifts

WOW have I been busy!! I decided this year that I would make all my gifts. It definetly was a blast, but a lot of work. The first thing I started on was the coaster pen holders. You can see a larger picture of one in another post below. Second, I started on the CD Calenders. I got the idea from my upline. She gave them as gifts a while back. Leave me a comment if you want the format for the calenders. (I dont have it on me right now). Next, I covered note pads with dp and then added a punch of ribbon. Stamped "notes" in various SU! Alpha Stamps. Then, I stamped the candles. This was my first time stamping on candles and it was a lot of fun. I found the tutorial here. It was very easy. Thanks Jenni for the great tutorial!!! Lastly, I put together the cork board. My dear stalker friend Andria had made one and I just LOVED the idea.

I hope all you moms had a wonderful Mother's Day!!:)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cutlebug Lunch Tin!!

Looook at what I got!!! :) Isn't this soooo cute! My awesome upline made this for me since I don't have a cuttlebug yet. She covered the lunch tin and then put dividers inside with all of the cuttlebug embossed background templetes. She did like 15 colors in each!! I LOVE IT. Thank you Annette. You're the best!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ways to Use Coasters!!

Sorry to my stalker friends that haven't received there coasters yet. I promise they will go out in the mail today. I laughed so hard today when I saw the challenge. I felt bad that I hadn't gotten them out yet.

Anyways, on SCS todays challenge was to use Coasters (any way you liked)

This is what I came up with from the help of Allee (thanks a million).

I'm going to make a few more for my Mothers Day baskets! I think it would be a nice touch! (Hopefully none of you are looking at this because you might get one)

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

I need RAKS, please

Hi everyone!! I've been meaning to put up a request for a couple days now, but felt a little weird about it. My wonderful Stalker friends have convinced me to do it.

First off my wonderful Great Grandma, Nana. She loves receiving my cards and I feel like over the next couple of weeks she will need them. She has cancer and it has taken over her body. She is 89. I just really hope she can make it through this!!!

Even if you cannot send a card, a prayer would be wonderful :)

Secondly, my grandpa, whom I call Poppy. I work with him everyday and he has so much strive and knowledge. We have spent the last couple days with him in the hospital and he has finally been able to come home. The doctors say he may be showing signs of Parkinson's Disease, but for now his Sinus' are failing.

Any RAKS, would be soooo appreciated!!

Please leave a comment if you would like there address.

For Shane

Happy Tuesday everyone! Only four more days until Saturday! YAY. I love my weekends.

Today was a very special day for the Color Challenge on SCS. At least I thought!:) Shane is a little boy with leukemia. You can find more information on his website here. We were all challenged to send him a card. Please check out his site and send him one too!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Alli Miles

Is the featured stamper today and wow her work is so amazing. Its all so pretty and bright! I had a blast completing this challenge and looking over her blog and gallery.

Now that the week is over and I did so many cards I feel like I'm sooo much more creative. I appreciate everyone who works so hard at SCS.

You cand find Alli's Blog here.
Alli's card that inspired me to complete mine is found here.

The designer paper is from My Minds Eye. CS is all SU!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I sure did! :)

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Inspiration Challenge-Cake Stand

This challenge defenitely gave me some inspiration. The directions can be found here.

I used Big Blossom with Night of Navy and Pumpkin Ink! Sorry I'm not sure who makes the paper.

Virtual Stamp Night

So last night on SCS the ladies hosted a Virtual Stamp Night Pre Challenge. I loved making this card because I finally was able to use this amazing paper I found at Costco! It was only $13 for I think a ZILLION pages. There are some very awesome pages in the bundle.

Anyways, the challenge was to make a Rainbow card. You could do anything you wanted.

The stamp set I used was Love Matters. Colors were So Saffron, Tempting Turqoise, Pixie Pink, and Ruby Red. I also used my circle punches. Polka Dot Ribbon in non SU!

You can find the challenge details here.

Happy Birthday Craig

Here is a card I made for Tommy's cousin Craig yesterday. It was also a limited supply challenge on SCS Friday. I did add the ribbon after I uploaded my picture to SCS because I felt it needed just a little something. We could only use Food stamps, Sentiments, Up to 2 backgrounds (stamps),
Hemp or fibers, Brads, Sponging, tearing, distressing, Faux stitching, Paper piercing
CS & Ink: Earth Elements and/or bold brights + neutrals

The Happy Birthday tag is from the cuttlebug. Which I didnt buy a cuttlebug I used my sizzix on a cuttlebug templete. I just learned that you could do that! WOW amazing huh? Ribbon is non SU! Colors are SU! Real Red, YoYo Yellow, and Tempting Turqoise. The hemp is also SU!

You can find the challenge details here

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Sketch challenge....Like it a latte

This is another challenge card I did today on SCS.
Can you believe I did two in one day! Me neither haha.

I used Like it a latte! The colors are Taken with Teal and Close to Cocoa.

Thanks for looking.

YAY To Think Pink!

I'm very excited that I got to sneak out of work early so I could do todays color challenge on SCS. I haven't posted in almost a week! Eccck, not a good start on my blog. Anyways, here is my card! I used Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. The stamp set I used is Oh So Sweet (which I was ohhh so excited to use since I haven't yet). Everything is SU! Except, the ribbon came from Joanns. I used my SU! slit punch for the scalloped edges.

Thanks for visiting!