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