Friday, December 26, 2008

Blogger's Challenge Celebration!

Hello and Happy Friday to you! If it's Friday, then it's Blogger's Challenge! This week's theme is "Celebration"! A new baby is always cause for a celebration, so here is my contribution. Quite a few people in my life are expecting little ones, so I'm sure this card with come in handy very soon. I started off with a card base of white and then I added a panel of Regal Rose with a strip of faux stitching at the top and the bottom. The long row of scallops was made with the Scallop Edge punch and the scallops around the main image were made with my Nesties. Speaking of the main image, it's from an old, but favorite Stampin' Up set of mine called Sweet & Simple Salutations. It has some really delightful images in the set. I then added a Making Memories Swirl with a touch of May Arts ribbon. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Nursery Necessities set. The patterned paper is designed by Susan Branch and I picked it up at Michaels. I added some Star Dust Stickles to all of the little heart buds for some extra sparkle. For more celebration inspiration, be sure to see what the other ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group have come up with. Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by...Toodles! :D

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all...

and to all a good night! I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and yours! You truly are a special gift to me...thank you for all of your encouraging comments throughout this year. They mean oh so much!

Here is the card I made for our parish priest. The poor man must think that this is the only stamp I! Every year I make him a card with this lovely church from the retired Stampin' Up set, Silent Night. This year it is even more special because I used my brand new Top Note Die (a little Christmas gift to The church is stamped with Elegant Eggplant and then embossed with Iridescent Ice. The sentiment is a $1.00 stamp from Michaels. I used my Scor-Pal for the quilted background (one of my favorite things to do with this wonderful tool) and then added a few Making Memories Silver Brad to finish it off. Simple and hopefully a bit elegant.

Have a beautiful holiday. I'll be back on Friday with Blogger's Challenge...Toodles! :D

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blogger's Challenge...I Goofed!!!

Happy Friday! We've had an ice storm in New England today. That's why I'm posting a little later than usual. Between my little one's school closing, my school not closing, my hubby driving into work only to find out that it was closed and without electricity, and then a pair of broken eye's been an interesting day here! Then to add to my many adventures...I sort of created the wrong thing for this week's Blogger's Challenge...ugh! This week's theme is really Holiday Ornaments or Decorations. For some reason, I thought that this week's theme was Holiday Gift Giving, but that was one of the weeks that I missed a little while back. Sorry for the mix up folks. If you need some wonderful decoration or ornament ideas, then please click on the Blogger's Challenge logo over in my sidebar. If you want to see a decorated tea tin from Papertrey Ink, then you came to the right! I thought that these would make great little treats for the teachers. I filled them with Hershey sticks. I know that those are one of my favorite! I picked up this fun penguin paper at Michaels, but I've also seen it at AC Moore. I used Papertrey Ink's Holiday Treats set for the label and a Doodlebug Designs button with a tiny bit of black gingham ribbon for the center. I used my Mega Scallop Circle punch for the lid (one of the penguin images fit perfectly) and then I tied the tin shut with some black gingham ribbon. This idea came from Nichole Heady's blog. You can find the directions to her creation here. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are warm and cozy tonight...Toodles! :D

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm Back!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you are all well. My entire family has been hit with the nastiest colds we've ever had...ugh! We are all on antibiotics and prescription cough syrup. It has not been fun and it has left little time for stamping. I can't believe that I've missed two Blogger's Challenges in a row!!! As soon as I started to feel a little better, I got right to work on this card for this week's challenge. Our challenge is to use Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, and White or Vanilla. I pulled out this set (Stampin' Up's Blooming With Love) and started using my inks to color it up. The button was made with a Making Memories Page Pebble and a circle of Tangerine Tango along with a thin strip of Kiwi Kiss card stock for the thread. A bit of faux stitching and a couple of loops of Tangerine Tango grosgrain ribbon complete my card. For some more inspiration with these colors, please check out what the other ladies in the Blogger's Challenge group came up with. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles! :D