Monday, September 29, 2008

My Turn for a Sneak Peek!

Good Monday Morning! It's my turn to share a sneak peek from Storage Units, Ink and More!!! My creation uses their soon to be released set, "Vote For Me" ! The card base is Confetti and the images and sentiment are also stamped on Confetti. I then added Core'dination's Royal and Raspberry for accent colors along with a few Making Memories Brads and a piece of Stampin' Up Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon. A little bit of faux stitching completes my card.

Would you like a couple more sneak peeks? I knew you! All you need to do is check out Susan Liles' blog for her creation, and Kathie Bailey has something special to share today as well. Tomorrow is the last day of sneak peeks so you won't want to miss what Dawn Easton, Mary Jo Price-Williams, and Jen Ofiana will have to share! Then on Wednesday, October 1st, all of the sets that the Design Team has shared will be available from Storage Units, Ink & More! I do hope that YOU have a wonderful Monday, and thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Sneak Peeks!

Are you ready for some more Sneak Peeks from Storage Units, Ink and More? The designers that are sharing today are Debbie Fisher and Leigh O'Brien! Just click on their names and you will see what they have in store for you! I hope that you'll stop back here tomorrow for my Sneak Peek! Have a Happy Sunday! Toodles! :D

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sneak Peek Time!!!

It is that time again! On Wednesday, October 1st, Storage Units, Ink and More will have four new sets for you to stamp the night away with! Until then, we have a few days of Sneak Peeks for you! Head on over to Bethany Paull's blog for her creation made with the new "Giving Thanks" set and then pop over to Lauren Meader's blog to see what she's created with the new "First and Goal" set! Have a fantastic Saturday! Toodles!!! :D

Sunday, September 21, 2008

SCS - Featured Stamper Challenge!

I had just enough daylight here to snap a photograph of my creation today. I was inspired by Shannon's creation over on Splitcoaststampers. She is today's Featured Stamper and what a wonderful gallery she has. My clipboard is a smaller version than hers. It measures 4" x 6". I started off by covering the wooden clipboard with some Doodlebug Designs paper. My "31" was made with my Cuttlebug Tag Sale dies in Core'dinations Orange with a scalloped square in Core'dinations Forget-Me-Knot. In case you haven't guessed, my favorite set from Storage Units, Ink & More's September release is Monster! I just adore that little Mummy!!! I used my Karen Foster Snap Stamps for the words, "days til halloween". A touch of May Arts ribbon on the clip and an American Crafts button balance out my design.

My little one is just ga-ga about this little countdown to Halloween clipboard. Too bad we need to wait a few more days to start the! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Is Fun!

I can't believe it's already Friday again! This week sure went by fast! Things have been quite busy over here, but I still managed to squeeze in some much needed stamping time! This week's Blogger's Challenge is to watercolor. One of my very favorite things to do. I haven't perfected this technique yet, but I sure have fun trying.

My stamps for today's card are from Storage Units, Ink and More! The set is called Leaf It To Me. The card base is Core'dinations Crab Grass. The accent colors are Orange, Bon-Bon, and Poinsettia (all from Core'dinations). My accessories include some faux stitching, a bit of paper piercing, my Stampin' Up Scallop Circle punch, and of course, a button with some Pumpkin Grosgrain!

Hope you have a chance to check out what the other members of the Blogger's Challenge group have done. Just click here. Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a Happy Friday! Toodles!!! :D

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenge!

Are you up for a little challenge? Well, if you are, then head on over to the SUINK blog and join in! We'd love to see what you come up with! This week's challenge is for you to use at least 5 different stamps on 1 card. As you can see, I went with 8 different stamps. My monster group (yes, it's definitely one of my favorites) is from the Storage Units, Ink & More set, Monster Party and the "Trick or Treat" sentiment is from their set The Witching Hour. The card base is Core'dinations Paprika...a great color for the upcoming season. I used a touch of Core'dinations Forget-Me-Knot for one of the circles that are layered on the Paprika scalloped circle with a few Making Memories brads for accents. Thanks so much for stopping by today...Toodles!!! :D

Monday, September 15, 2008

Leaf It To Me!

It was a rainy day here yesterday, so I had a little bit of extra time for stamping. Those are always great kinds of days...right? I participated in the Featured Stamper Challenge over on SCS. You can find all of the details here. For this card, I used the Leaf It To Me set from Storage Units, Ink and More. My main image is colored with watercolor crayons and Stampin' Up inks. The piles of leaves are stamped with Colorbox Ink in Tangerine. My card base is Core'dinations Crab Grass. I also used Core'dinations Orange and Honey. I couldn't believe that I had these cute little leaf eyelets in my stash!! What luck!! It's been ages since I've used eyelets...I almost forgot! I finished the card off with some paper piercing and some Stampin' Up Pumpkin Grosgrain.

Hope you all have a Happy Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Designer Paper

It's Friday! Oh, happy Friday! Friday means Blogger's Challenge and I just LOVE Blogger's Challenge! This week, we were challenged to use designer paper. I went with Trick or Treat Mini Dots from The Paper Company Studio. I paired it up with Core'dinations cardstock in Tangerine, Mantis, and Forget Me Knot. My sweet little Mummy is from Storage Units, Ink and More's Monster Party and the sentiment is from their Witching Hour set. My Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle punch helped me out today with a touch of piercing in each scallop. I then added some faux stitching in each top corner of the card base and some Stampin' Up Pumpkin grosgrain ribbon to complete my card. Could you use some inspiration with designer paper? Then click here to check out what the other members of the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. Have a wonderful day! Thank you so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blogger's Color Challenge!!!

Happy Friday! That means that it is time for another Blogger's Challenge. Get those sunglasses on're going to need! This week's challenge is to use Stampin' Up's new in-colors...Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, and Tangerine Tango. I actually went with Core'dinations...Palm Grove, Poinsettia, Marine Blue, and Orange. They match beautifully! I also added a strip of Stampin' Up's Bella Rose Designer Paper. My sweet little pumpkin girl is part of Storage Units, Ink and More's September release. The image and sentiment are from the Kooky Costumes set. She is colored up with a mixture of markers and watercolor pencils. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder and I added a row of faux stitching to the top and bottom of the card. The Marine Blue button was made with a Making Memories Page Pebble and a hole punch (saw this idea awhile ago on Nichole Heady's blog, but I can't seem to find the link to her tutorial...when I do, I'll pass that along) and then I put a strip of Poinsettia paper through the holes to act as thread. The scallops were made with the new edge punch from Stampin' Up (Love that thing!!!) There you have it...Blogger's Challenge #63! To see what the other members of the group did with this color challenge, just click here. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

If The Hat's Missing...

I've gone fishing! This will be perfect for my brother's birthday. He loves to fish!

I have finally invested in a Scor-Pal (Yippee!) and that is how I was able to make the lattice work on my Core'dinations Raspberry Red card base. Please click on the picture for a better view. My sweet little fishing guy from Storage Units, Ink and More's Look What I Caught set is colored up with an assortment of markers and watercolor pencils. I added a layer of Core'dinations Lake cardstock and a few Making Memories brads to finish off my creation.

I do hope that you all had a wonderful long weekend. Thanks so much for checking in today...Toodles!!! :D

Monday, September 1, 2008

Kooky Costumes with a Twist!

Today is Storage Units, Ink and More's September release, and what a release it is!! Have you seen all of the new sets yet? No? Well then, go ahead and check them out here! For this card, I used the Kooky Costumes set and instead of making a card for Halloween, I tried for a birthday card. I immediately though of birthdays when I saw this cupcake, so I used some fun and girly party colors that were inspired by this sheet of Stampin' Up designer paper (Core'dinations Nassau Blue, Malaysian Orchid, and Sugan-N-Spice). The sentiment and punches were also from Stampin' Up. The button came from my stash and I used a marker to color some white grosgrain to match the orchid cardstock. If you click on the photograph, you'll be able to see the Star Dust Stickles that I used.

Hope you like my little twist on this new Halloween set! Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles!!! :D