Friday, October 31, 2008

Lots to Share!

Happy Friday Everyone! Happy Halloween too! I have a few things to share with you today. First off is my card for this week's Bloggers Challenge. Yes, you guessed it...the challenge was to make a Halloween card! I used one of my favorite images from Stampendous. It's paired up with some Tangerine Tango and Lovely Lilac card stock from Stampin' Up. The patterned paper was in my stash and I've apparently cut off the maker (oops!). This May Arts ribbon matched all of the colors beautifully (Love it when that happens!) I really thought that the photo corner on the bottom left needed something. I don't have any Tangerine Tango brads, so I improvised and made a few circles with my hole punch and a scrap of Tangerine Tango. It worked perfectly! I really think that it helped pull this card together.

The other two things that I have to share are (quite sadly) my last two creations as a Design Team member of Storage Units, Ink & More. (By the way, they have a new release coming out tomorrow...Be sure to check it out!) My new job is definitely getting in the way of my stamping! I really want to thank Denise for the wonderful opportunity, and I am so proud to say that I was part of a team with a truly amazing group of ladies! My little place card box will be perfect for this year's Thanksgiving celebration. I can fill it with little goodies and everyone will know just where to sit! The base is Core'dinations card stock with a touch of Tangerine Tango card stock and ribbon. The sweet Indian Maiden is from the Giving Thanks set and I pierced around the image for a little bit of extra interest. I received this template from my friend Lauren. As soon as I can get some directions up for you, I will.
Finally, this card also uses the Giving Thanks set with Core'dinations card stock. As you can see, I had quite a bit of fun with my paper piercer on this! Stampin' Up's Scallop Circle Punch and a few buttons from Doodlebug Designs complete my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles!!! :D

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge!

I was lucky enough to have a chance to make a card for today's Sketch Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. By sheer luck, I had these Indian corn images from the Giving Thanks set from Storage Units, Ink and More all stamped, colored, and cut into 1-1/2" squares! They worked perfectly with today's 200th sketch!! Along with the SUINK stamps, I used some French Roast Core'dinations card stock, a bit of patterned paper from K & Company, some May Arts ribbon, Stampin' Up's Large Oval Punch, and my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder. This card will be perfect for some family friends that are building a new home in our town. Thanks so much for stopping by today...Toodles! :D

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Best Shot!

Well, these computer troubles certainly happened at an awful time...ugh! The laptop is still not working as well as I would like it to, so here I am on our old computer. It is very limited in what it can do, but I'm giving it my best shot! It knocks me offline every two minutes, so who knows if this post will even work...I've got my fingers crossed!!! :D

Here is a card for today's Featured Stamper challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. I was inspired by this card from Kay. She does incredible work! Be sure to check out her gallery for some inspiration! I used my Vote for Me set from Storage Units, Ink and More! The images were stamped on Confetti card stock and all of the colored card stock is from Core'dinations (Raspberry, Royal, and Tranquil Blue). I was able to use my Scor-Pal on the Royal panel. Some Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon from Stampin' Up and a bit of faux sewing finish off my card.

Thanks so much for putting up with all of this computer craziness! Hopefully, my laptop will be back to new very soon! Enjoy what's left of the evening...Toodles!!! :D

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Computer is Ill!!!

Hello to all my friends in Bloggy Land. I am having major computer problems! Ack! Apparently, my sweet little computer has caught a VIRUS...ugh! I've been without computer access for the email, no blog updating (If you're out there Denise...I haven't forgot about you!), no blog's like life before technology!!! I must's been an adjustment!!! I'll be updating things just as soon as everything is back to normal. Thanks for hanging in there with me! Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles! :D

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Inspiration!

We've had some lovely autumn weather here in New England! Not only are the leaves beautiful, but it's been warm enough to enjoy all of the wonderful things that this glorious season has to offer! The two cards that I'm sharing were made this past Sunday at a mini card class that my friend Lauren has each month. She designs lovely cards, but I always manage to change up a few things to make them my! Lauren is always very kind about it too. This card uses some of her new goodies from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog. The set is called Season of Friendship, and the designer paper is the new Autumn Vine series. Accented with More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip inks and card stock...a perfect card for Fall!
The next card uses one of the new sets from the Stampin' Up Fall-Winter Catalog called Upsy Daisy. The blossoms and the card base are Really Rust. Layers of Old Olive and Chocolate Chip were added along with the Patterns Designer Series Paper in Old Olive. Best Wishes from Sincere Salutations was stamped in Old Olive. A strip of 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip completes this card. I hope that these two cards provide you with a bit of Fall inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Friday, October 17, 2008

I Just Love It When...

...a card actually turns out the way I had it planned in my head! That doesn't happen around here all the! This week's Blogger's Challenge is a color challenge. Our creations need to include Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, and Really Rust. I used inks in the challenge colors to color up my Stampendous image. The patterned paper is from one of the Stampin' Up's retired holiday paper packs. To end up with Riding Hood Red buttons, I simply punched a 1/2" circle of the red and placed the circle under a clear button. I lined up the button holes and made holes in the paper circle with my paper piercer. I held the button and the paper circle together with a very narrow strip of Old Olive. This is my favorite thing to do when I don't have the colored button that I need! A little faux sewing, an A Muse holiday sentiment, and some Star Dust Stickles complete my card. For some more inspiration with these lovely colors, you can check out what the other members of the group came up with here. Have a Happy Friday, and thanks a bunch for stopping by today...Toodles! :D

Friday, October 10, 2008

Blogger's Inspiration Challenge!!!

Good Friday Morning! In fact, it's a great Friday morning!! I have the day off from! It is a great day to have off because it means that I can post my Blogger's Challenge card on time. Yippee! This week, we were given this photograph to inspire us. Usually, I'm not very good at these kinds of challenges, but I gave it my best shot. I was inspired by the patterns and the colors in the quilt, so I started off with a piece of black and white Doodlebug Designs patterned paper. I cut it up into squares to resemble the quilt pattern. I mounted the squares onto larger squares of white from Papertrey Ink and then onto a layer of black cardstock. I pulled in the color red with a piece of Stampin' Up's Red Grosgrain Ribbon, a Real Red oval under the sentiment (Stampin' Up's Small Sayings), and I stamped the little heart with Real Red ink.
I can't wait to see what the other ladies have come up with! You can check out their creations here. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with another creation to share with you. I hope that your Friday is a great one too...Toodles! :D

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Friday...One Day Late!

Happy Saturday! I know. I know. I'm a day late for this week's Blogger's Challenge! What a week it has been, and I finally had the chance to photograph my card today and get it posted! This week's challenge was called, "Falling for You". Sticking with that theme, we were to make an anniversary or love themed card. I made this anniversary card with a few fall characters (my favorite owl pair from Stampendous) and just a touch of fall colors (Stampin' Up's Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip). I'm now off to go and get some inspiration from my fellow Blogger's. You can check out what they've created here. Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D