Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Meet Dempsi

Check out my new little man!! Isn't he a cutie?? I finally got me a boxer!! I've been wanting one for almost a year now! Hes such a little cuddle bug. Just this morning while I was blow drying my hair he made me hold him. He loves to sit right on my lap!

Hopefully tonight he lets me stamp! and SLEEP! He soo didn't last night.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Open a Window

So tonight in California its very gloomy and cold!! oh and WINDY!!! I hate the wind!!  I so wanted to add the butterfly that came with this set but there definitely isn't any butterflies flying around today.

Todays challenge was to Open a Window for inspiration!  

The image was embossed with black embossing powder then brayed using Bordering Blue.

Stamps: Essence of Love
Paper: Bordering Blue, Basic Black
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Window Punch, Designer Label Punch, Black EP
Technique: Embossing

Mojo 25

Here are two cards I made for Poetic Aristry's Mojo Monday Challenge.  You can visit her blog here for details!   I made two today because I thought it was a great sketch!

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Brads, Real Red Striped Ribbon

Excellent Blog Award

Today I was awarded the Excellent Blog Award by Carrie at Pinkadoo She is new to blogging but she has some awesome work!! :) Thank you so much for the award Carrie.

Here are the rules:

By accepting this Excellent Blog Award, you have to award it to 10 more people whose blogs you find Excellent Award worthy. You can give it to as many people as you want, even those that have received it already, but please award at least 10 people.

So I pass this award onto:

Gma Faith

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Double Sketch Challenge Cards

So I got LOTS of new rubbah yesterday!! I hurried home and put them all together and made tones of cards!!! I will share two with you now. Both of these cards were made for todays sketch challenge on SCS.

Card #1
Stamps: She's All That
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Summer Picnic, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Real Red Striped Ribbon, Bold Brights Brads

Card #2
Stamps: Older & Wiser (Hostess set)
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Summer Picnic, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin Pie
Accesories: Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Soft Subtle Brads

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Opulent Pumpkin Celery

Here is my submission to todays color challenge
Orchard Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie. At first I was like eww! But, now I love it!!

Stamps: Spring Solitude
Paper: Orchard Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Orchard Opulence, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Brads

Monday, February 18, 2008

Here is my submission to last weeks sketch challenge posted on SCS.

The card size is 5x5

I bought this ribbon over 2 months ago now and I just had to use it today!!! :)  FINALLY :) and I love it!!

Stamps: Stitched Exotics
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy
Ink: Same
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads

So Much Thanks

Here is another card I made today just because. I think I might use this as a swap for Convention. It was pretty easy. Well besides the paper piercing that can be time consuming.

The Ribbon was dyed using a Perfect Plum Marker.

Stamps: So Much
Paper: Perfect Plum, Wild Wisabi, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Whisper White
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, White Eyelets, Paper Piercing Tool
Technique: Paper Piercing

A Good Egg

I can't get enough of this set. I think its so cute!  Today I stamped just to stamp.  It felt good.  Here is one of the cards I made.  

The circle was cut out using my Coluzzle and the Scallop Circle was cut out using Spellbinders.

Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Same

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Envelope Pouch Tutorial

Okay, so FINALLY here is the tutorial on how to make the Envelope Pouch that was demonstrated at Anaheim Regionals. Please see post below for more details about the decorating of the pouch.

1. Seal your envelope.

2. Use your large tag punch and punch like shown. Stick the envelope all the way through the punch so it wont go up the envelope any more. The right side of the tag should be barely off the envelope.

3. Re-insert the punch and line it up so it just cuts off the extra bottom.

4. Flip your envelope over and do steps 2-3.

5. Snip off the outer triangle on both sides.

6. Decorate

gbedwright-Todays Featured Stamper

Awesome gallery gbedwright.  I had a lot of fun casing this card of her's.  

Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Same
Accessories: Nesties, Coluzzle, Boho Blossom Punch, Bold Bright Brads, Large Oval Punch, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch

Here is Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.  You can play the challenge here.  The white grosgrain ribbon was dyed using a Temping Turquoise Marker.  I paper pieced the elephant on SU Dp!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White
Paper: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Bold Brights Brads, Pretty in Pink Marker, Tempting Turquoise Market, White Signo Pen

Thursday, February 14, 2008

St. Patricks Day Pouch

This is a Envelope Pouch that was demo'ed at Regionals. Its using the Large Tag Punch. I covered some peppermint patties with the Scallop Punch and put them inside.

Stamps: Pinch Proof and Wheel
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/4" Punch, White Signo Pen, Old Olive Ribbon, White Envelope

Notebook and Card

Here is a card and matching notebook I made for a workshop. The girls always have these pieces of paper with there wish lists on them so I figured I would have them make this notebook so they can store all there wishes here! :)

Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Purely Pomegranite, Old Olive
Paper: Same
Accessories: Notebook, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Brad, 3/4" Circle Punch

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sketch Challenge 162

Here is tomorrows sketch challenge. I am glad I was able to get it done tonight because tomorrow is my Birthday and I doubt I'll get any stamping done. Although that would be a great birthday!! (But its not gonna happen)

The Bird and Heart are embossed in clear embossing powder. The heart is colored in using Old Olive Re-Inker and and aqua painter. The Bird is colored in using Tempting Turquoise Marker.

Stamps: Always
Paper:Purely Pomegranate, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Ink: Same
Accessories: Clear EP, Bold Brights Brads, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

So Much COLOR!

Todays color challenge was to use Real Red, Apricot Appeal, and Ballet Blue. I love these colors together. They much them really brighten up. Very Mary Egelbrit! Don't you think??

The circle is stamped in white craft ink and then paper pierced a few times around the circle. We used this technique at Regionals and I fell in love with how the circle looks!

Stamps: So Much
Ink: Basic Grey, Craft Whisper White
Paper: Real Red, Apricot Appeal, and Ballet Blue
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet, Bold Brights Brads, Paper Piercer
Technique: Paper Piercing

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Centerpiece Candy Dish

Okay I just had to do tomorrow's challenge tonight!! WOW these are sooo cute!!!  

The directions are from Martha Stewart.  They can be found here.  

Stamps: Pinch Proof
Paper: Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, White Signo Pen, Brads, Large Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Punch, Old Olive Ribbon, M&M's, Dauber

Beate's Weekend Sketch

This is a card I made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.  The challenge can be found on her blog here.  

Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me
Paper: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Jumbo Brads, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Double Pocket Pouch

This pouch was demonstrated at Regionals on Friday.  I tried my best to write down the directions as fast as I could!! and I got it!! Some I had to guess but I was soo glad I remembered and figured it out once I got home.

Here is my attempt to explain how I made this.  
This is my first tutorial so be nice ;) hehee.

Start out using a 12x12 piece of double sided paper.  

Score one side at 3 1/2 and 8 1/2, flip and then score this side at 1, 5 1/4, 6,
 6 3/4, and 11.  Fold in the 1" and 11" scored lines.  

Next turn your paper and fold in the 3 1/2 and the 8 1/2 scored lines.  Snail the edge of the top fold.
It should look this this. 

With your seam up, fold in  your 5 1/4, 6, and 6 3/4 scores lines. (as shown below)
Next snail your 1" borders together along the inside.

Then, decorate and put together a few Cello Bags and your done!  In the front pouch I put a bag full of ribbon and the back pouch I put a bag with some candy!

If you have any questions, please just ask!!! :)

A Good Egg

Today's featured stamper is prchvs.

The card I cased can be found here.  

I changed the colors and the stamps. I kept the holiday theme and changed it to from Christmas to Easter.

Thanks for looking

Stamps: A Good Egg

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal, Cool Caribbean

Regionals Anaheim, CA

So I'm back from Regionals!  I had sooooo much fun!!! :) I got to meet so many awesome ladies!!  I even met Shelly.  That was so awesome!  I took 40 swaps with me and they were gone in 2 seconds.  Thats my only complaint!I should have taken way more.  Here are two of the four cards I took.  I forgot to take pics before I left and after all but two were left I realized it.  Bad me!  

Here is one of the four card designs I took with me.  Sorry the pic is so blurry.  Bummer :(  
Stamps:Embrace Life, Sweet Serendipity 
Paper: Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon

Here is the second card I took

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Ribbon