Sunday, December 30, 2007
First off...there is some BLOG CANDY up for grabs in yesterday's post. Don't forget to leave a comment! :D Now onto today's business at hand! Today is my parents' 46th Wedding Anniversary. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
Things are very laid back here today, so I thought that I'd use the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoast to get my creative juice going! I'm very pleased with my card today. It was not easy to do all of the paper piercing, but I'm happy with how it all turned out. This Stampin' Up! Cutie Pie paper has been sitting in my drawer since September!!! I was thrilled to pull it out today and start using it. That really should be my New Year's Resolution...use more of the patterned paper that I have instead of always buying more! I know I'm not alone when it comes to saving this stuff...lol! Alright, back to the card...lol! The butterflies and swirls are from Stampin' Up's Priceless set and the saying is from Penny Black, Inc. That lovely striped ribbon is by May Arts and I just love how it matches the Bashful Blue in the right hand corner. The other two solid colors are Rose Red and Certainly Celery. All of these colors come right from the Cutie Pie paper. Just one of the wonderful things about Stampin' Up!...everything matches!
I'm so glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I am so grateful to all of you who stop by to check in on my creative adventures, so I thought that I'd share a little something with you. Here are five of the new Studio G Clear Stamps Series 7. (I'll be sure to include a few other goodies as well!) All you need to do to be entered in the drawing is leave me a comment on this post by Tuesday, January 1st. I'll pick a number that evening for the winner!
I'm so glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D
Here is a card that I'll use as our Holiday Thank You cards. I used my retired Stampin' Up Snowflakes set. The stitched squares were made with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders. (I made a little boo-boo on the middle snowflake, so I decided to layer a second one on top. I think that it adds dimension...don't you? LOL!) I do not own a Scor-Pal (yet), so I used my scoring blade from my paper trimmer to make the horizontal lines above and below the squares. The yummy ribbon is from May Arts and it reminded me of one of the many snow storms that we've been having around here lately! The papers are Stampin' Up Whisper White and Night of Navy and the ink is also Night of Navy.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday. We certainly did here. Santa was very good to us and we were very grateful to be surrounded by our families. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D I'll be back in a few with some blog candy!!!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
1. I have 50 first cousins!!! I am the youngest of all of them! (I've lost count of how many second cousins I have...lol! Last count was somewhere around 69.)
2. I didn't like stamping the first time I was introduced to it...*insert shocked face*!!! It was a Stampin' Up! workshop and we made a scrapbook page. It seemed like a very expensive scrapbook page to me! We used about $50 worth of stamps and supplies and my thought was that I could buy a LOT of scrapbooking stickers for $50. Then we made a card with the Fishy Friends set and I was completely HOOKED!!! :D
3. I met my husband when I went for my first job after I graduated from college. It was a teaching position at a Catholic school. He was the bookkeeper at the rectory and he just happened to answer the door when I went for my interview. I got the job...and the bookkeeper!
4. When I'm having a bad day, I go through the drive-thru at McDonald's and order a Happy Meal. It really does makes me HAPPY...lol!
5. I love old reruns of Gidget with Sally Field.
6. When I was a little girl, I wanted to have braces so badly (some of my cousins had them) that I would wrap aluminum foil on my teeth! I got my wish when I was 14...lol!
7. I have never had a cup of coffee!!! I love tea, but I just don't seem to like the smell of coffee...ugh!
There you have it. Seven facts about me! Most of my blogging friends have been tagged, so if you are reading this and would like to share seven fun things about you...consider yourself tagged!!!
So glad that you could stop by...Toodles! I'll have something to share with you tomorrow! :D
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Today's featured stamper over on SCS is Lisa Zappa. What talent this lady has! Her style works with elegant designs and whimsical ones as well. She is the queen of Shabby cards...not my comfort zone, but I thought that I'd give it a whirl anyway!
My card is based on her design with a few changes. I went with her layout and used my distresser on each layer. The two stamp sets are retired from Stampin' Up! The flowers are from Happy Harmony and the sentiment is from Warmest Regards. For the background on the So Saffron card base, I rolled my Leaves a la Carte Wheel in a bit of white craft ink and some So Saffron dye ink. I also sponged some So Saffron ink around the edges. The patterned paper is Denim Guest Floral from Chatterbox. I thought that it a had a shabby feel to it. (But what do I know...it's my first Shabby card...remember?) My accent colors are Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy. I'm not sure if the Star Dust Stickles on the flower blossoms count as shabby or not, but I figured I'd be a little daring...lol! The pewter brads are from Making Memories. There you have it...My First Shabby Card!!!
We are in the middle of another SNOW storm today! If you are too...stay safe and warm! So glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D
Friday, December 14, 2007
Well...first off, I apologize for the shadowy picture. The light around here does not want to cooperate because we have A FOOT OF SNOW getting in the way!!! I do say that happily because I love snow! More so to look at from inside the house where it is warm or to take a quick walk through, but nonetheless, I have always loved the snow! It just makes me happy!
I have been busy filling card orders for Christmas gifts and making the cards that I need to give as gifts as well. Here is one that I'd like to share with you. It uses the Tiers of Treats stamp from Stampendous. I colored these yummy treats with my watercolor pencils and a Stampin' Up blender pen. Yes...those would be Star Dust Stickles making all the sparkle! (My love affair with Stickles continues...lol!) I wish that I bought more of this White Espresso Polka Dot patterned paper from Bella Press, but I was lucky enough to get the last two sheets from the store. It has such fun colors! My card base is Stampin' Up's Pretty in Pink and I used some Old Olive cardstock as well. The "Happy Birthday" is from a Studio G clear set that I picked up at Michaels for $1.00. I added some faux stitching for a little more interest.
Again, I wish that the photograph was a bit better. Sorry about that. Stay warm and cozy! I'm so glad that you could stop by...Toodles! :D
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This ATC was made with my Polka Penguins stamp from Stampendous. I usually get my Stampendous stamps from Anna's eBay store, but I found this one at Michaels. To get the horizontal pocket, I cut a strip of cardstock to measure 2-1/2" by 8-1/2". I scored the cardstock at 2-1/2" and at 6". Then I made a diagonal cut from the top of the first scored line to the bottom left. I then made another diagonal cut from the top of the second scored line to the bottom right. For this particular pocket, I stamped the snowflakes first and then folded the right side toward the center, applied a small line of glue to the bottom to secure it, and then folded the left side in toward the center and secured that side with a small amount of glue.
Friday, November 30, 2007
This card is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge over on SCS. Today, I'm also limited on time!!! (Waiting for my Mom to pick me up to go shopping!) So here are all the details...this is a criss-cross card using SU Real Red and Heidi Grace Frost Blvd./Snowflake Garden designer paper. The stamp is yet another adorable one from Elzybells. I used my 33 cent scallop scissors from Michaels to cut out the circle around my winter bird! This ribbon is from American Crafts. The red plaid ribbon is a scrap piece that I found in my ribbon bag. That too is probably from Michaels. All in all this was a quick and easy card to make!
Happy Friday Everyone! Glad you could stop by...Toodles! :D
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
I drove over an hour on Black Friday to get this new Elzybells stamp!!! It was so worth it! I used the Sketch Challenge from SCS to get me started today. Then I pulled out this "Out On A Whim" patterened paper from Imaginisce. It has a nice weight and a little bit of texture to it. I stamped my little precious Elzy onto watercolor paper with Black Stazon. Taking the burgandy color from the paper, I then got to work with my watercolor crayons. I sponged on a little bit of So Saffron Ink so that the white background would blend in with the patterned paper a bit more. Of course I HAD to add some Stickles for the snow! My Cuttlebug came to the rescue to provide me with the tiny scalloped circle. The sentiment is from SU's retired set called Tiny Talk. It just seemed to fit. I used gold cording to attach it to some olive and gold ribbon that I found at Michaels. The gold brads (Making Memories) added the little something that I needed on the striped panel.
Enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007