Friday, October 31, 2008
I also used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge as my inspiration - So this is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #64 - This is also a sketch from page 134 in the SU catalog!
There is some BLOG CANDY and you can see a PEEK at all of the new stamp sets on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog for tonights Release Party! The winner will be announced at that time. Don't forget tonight is the RELEASE PARTY for our new releases! I will be posting more projects as the weekend goes by with the Release Party Challenges. Those offer MORE chances to WIN! :)
Today, I am sleep deprived from staying up too late stamping and scrapbooking. I am having a wonderful time! I *think* everyone else is too!
Here are a few more details on my project:
Stamp Set: Cozy Feathered Friend by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Fall Whimsy by SU (retired)
Cardstock and DP: Only Orange, Basic Black, Black Out COllection by We R Memory Keepers, Whisper White and Lovely Lilac
Accessories: BLING, Nestibilities, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, Copics, Pumpkin embellishments from my scrapbooking stash.
You may not be able to see it, but the wings are popped up with dimensionals...Also, the stars on the DP are FELT!!!
DO not forget about the BLOG HOP - the next stop is the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog (chance to win and see the NEW sets!) Also, you will want to click on the link for the BLOGGERS CHALLENGE participants and see all of their wonderful work!
Have a Fabulous DAY!!!!!!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Since I am on a Scrapbooking Retreat I decided to make my project a Scrapbook page! I am soooo far behind in my scrapbooking these are pictures from 2001. LOL
I just purchased the new Cricut Expressions and the font I used is the new Plantin Schoolbook Font. I love it.
I used my NEW Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp set titled SNOWFLAKES! :)
Here are a few more details....
Stamp Sets: Snowflakes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (designed by ME! :) )
Designer Paper by Around the Block
Cardstock and Ink: Bashful Blue, Handsome Hunter, Rose Red
Cricut Font: Plantin Schoolbook
Accessories: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Xyron, Nestibilities, Word Window punch, BLING!
The words say... Christmas Cookies and Happy hearts - this is how the season starts!
What do ya think? Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
With it being BLOG HOP week, I wanted to use some of the new stamp sets...but there was ONE problem! They are all a WINTER theme! So I had to improvise...what is the improvisation you ask? Well...see the sled on my card? On the stamp set, it has a little girl riding along on it....soooo I stamped the sled, and cut the girl off. Then stamped the turkey from Turkey Day and colored him, cut him in half and around all of the edges... then cut his little leg off to make him look like his body was facing UP!
Stamp Sets: Turkey Day, Ellie & Friends, Winter Fun by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock and Ink: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Black Brilliance,
I am going on a Scrapbook weekend, AND I am taking my computer, so I can continue sharing projects AND be at the Release Party! Thank you for stopping by! Have a FABULOUS day!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
It is Monday again! This one will be a fun way to start the week, though!
Today starts the BLOG HOP!
If you are here first - be sure to go to the Sweet 'n Sassy's Blogfor another Sneak Peeks! Christi was scheduled to participate but had something happen to her computer so she is not particpating today.
This particular card, I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge with. The stamp comes from one of my personal designs titled "WINTER AT HOME." I am so thrilled with out it turned out and hope you will love it too!
This particular card, I colored with Copics, but I will be showing another card later this week that has NO coloring with this stamp set.
When I colored this image, I tried to shadow the walls and give the walls a "glowing" effect from the candle and fireplace using a yellow Copic and W3 and W5 to warm the room up! :)
Here are a few more details...
Stamp Set: Winter at Home available November 1 - at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock and Ink: Black Adirondack, Copics, Manchester DP, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Lg. Oval Punch, Rounded Tab Punch, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip marker, Cowboy Dew Drops, Stitched Chocolate Ribbon, Fibers, Felt Snowflakes
Thank you so much for stopping by! Do not forget to *HOP* on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog - also tomorrow, stop back here for another Sneak Peek AND then HOP on to Jessica & Faith's blogs. The rest of the week's schedule is on the LEFT side of the screen!
Have a great day!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Happy Saturday! Today will be a busy day! I have my 10-10-20 Card Craze Class and then this afternoon we are having a party for my youngest child. I think we are having around 20+ guests over! It should be a lot of fun...
Here are the details for my card...
Stamp Set - Elly & friends - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, All In a Row by SU
Cardstock and Ink: Black Brilliance, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Copics
Accessories: Tag Punches - Lg & Small, Primas, Nestibilities, 1/8 hole punch, Blue Satin Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Sponge
I hope you all have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by!
Friday, October 24, 2008
This week's Challenge was to make something you would give as a gift. Immediately, I thought of this cube with COASTERS. I had an idea to have a candle in the center of it...but when it came down to it, I didn't have any pillar candles that weren't half gone already. You see...I am a burner. I burn my candles, especially in the fall and winter months!
I completed this coaster box, then had the REAL CHALLENGE of searching for a candle. I ended up taking a candle and wrapping it up to make it look "pretty." My next thing will be to buy a candle, so I can GIVE this as a gift! LOL
I used the following things for this challenge...
Stamp Sets: Holiday Greetings, Christmas Pointsettias, Jesus Is Born from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White,
Ski Slope DP, Grosgrain Ribbons,
Accessories: Christmas Buttons, BLING, Fire Brads, Primas, Copics, GLUE DOTS, Liquid Pearls Red, Nestibilities...
Thank you for stopping by! Click on the Bloggers Challenge Icon to see the other creations! I always LOVE seeing them! They give me so much inspiration!
Have a nice weekend!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ok - I know a MOTHER should say her children are cute. LOL But I really think they are PRECIOUS.
Last night was CRAZY HAIR NIGHT at AWANA for my middle gremlins and my youngest had to get into the action too. She goes to Cubbies too and was SOOOO excited to have Pink and Green Hair color on her pony tails.
For Grace, I braided her hair and sprayed one with green and one with pink.
Noah wanted the white stripe. I think he looks mighty skunky. The green hair matches his braces. He won 3rd place for the craziest hair. Makes me wonder what the WINNER looked like! LOL
Learn 44 things about me you probably could care less about! LOL
1. Do you like blue cheese? No *ICK*
2. Have you ever smoked? not really - but I didn't inhale. So that doesn't count, right?
3. Do you own a gun? hubby does - it is an antique that they do not make shells for any longer.
4. What flavor of Kool Aid is your favorite? Strawberry. It makes my lips RED! LOL
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Am I taking my children with me? They stress me out sometimes.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Ehhh- they are all right, I wouldn't CHOOSE to eat them.
7. Favorite Christmas movie? Santa Clause with Tim Allen we watch this every Christmas with our children.
8. Favorite thing to drink in the morning COFFEE! I LOVE COFFEE!
9. Can you do push ups? Maybe one, I am out of shape and working on getting back into shape...
10. Do you wear a lot of jewelry? No, only earrings, wedding ring and a necklace.
11. Favorite hobby? Is this really a question? ROFL Ummm Reading and stamping
12. Do you have A.D.D.? honestly - I think so!
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? I am needing to slow down for sanity's sake as I get older.
14. Middle name? Marie
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: I should be going to bed soon, I can't wait to read my book, I am glad the children are in bed, I love quiet!
16.Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. coffee, water, Dt. Coke
17. Current worry? Taxes- yuck!
18. Current hate right now? POLITICAL ADS
19. Favorite place to be? Home in my stamp room or snuggling with my gremlins.
20. How did you bring in the new year? We had friends over to play games.
21. Where would you like to go? Hawaii or Australia
22. Name three people who will complete this: ??? not posting on my e-mails - if you fill this out Let me know and I will come read it! LOL
23. Do you own slippers? yes! I am wearing them now.
24. What shirt are you wearing? Ballet Blue Sweatshirt
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? not really - they are too slippery
26. Can you whistle? YES
27. Favorite color? RED
28. Would you be a pirate? No, but I could be a Pirate who doesn't do Anything! heehee
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? Praise songs, but normally that is my prayer time for whatever given friend needs it during that season.
30. Favorite Girl's name: Lilly
31. Favorite boy's name : Noah
32. What's in your pocket right now? No pockets
33. Last thing that made you laugh? My hubby's sarcasm at lunch
34. What vehicle do you drive? Hyundai Entourage Van
36. Do you love where you live? No, but I am thankful for it!
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 4
38. Who is your loudest friend? Well, she has the loudest most infectious laugh and I LOVE HER - Andrea!!!!
39. Do you have any pets? 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 fish, 2 frogs
40. Does someone have a crush on you? HA!!!!!!!! my hubby! I told him he did. LOL
41. Your favorite book? my Bible
42. Do you collect anything? Nope
43. Favorite Sports Team? None
44. What song do you want played at your funeral? Praise music and hymns - I can not think of the name (it is past my bedtime) of the songs right now! lOL
If you decide to fill this out - let me know!
Now onto other news...as far as my weight loss journey - I am down 9.5 pounds! WOOHOO! I need to step up my activity a bit. I have been doing great on portion control, not eating junk food and really watching what I am eating. Activity has been 3 -4 days a week but I know I need to bump up the intensity AND the frequency.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Each week, I try to give us a challenge that will use things we have lying around our stamp rooms! With a constant flow of new things coming out, I tend to forget about the other things I have and they quickly become clutter!
This Weeks Belli Challenge is to use PEARLS...You can Pearl Brads, Pearl Paint, Pearls from the Pretties Kits, Pearl Clips, Pearl Stick ons, ANYTHING PEARLY you can USE IT! Create ANY kind of project using something with a pearl!
Here is what you need to do. Make a completed project embellishing your work with your PEARLS. Share the link here in the comments linking to my Blog and CBC39. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC39 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link! I will do a random drawing for all participants and have a special pack of assorted Designer Papers for the winner! Last weeks winner is Anna Banana, you can see her FABULOUS creation HERE.
Be sure to check out the FABULOUS Belli Challenge Design Team's creations!!!
Be sure to check out what everyone else has made and make a comment too for them please! We all LOVE comments. It is fun to see what everyone is thinking about what we are creating! :)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Do you ever do things on a whim? Well, I have been *thinking* about this for months! I even purchased the supplies months ago and they have sat on my desk for that long collecting DUST. If I was smart - I "should" have chosen this for my Belli Challenge, but that would make too much sense! LOL
Today, Shelly popped over so we could take care of some other things and she so graciously offered to help me. I pulled out the vinyl I purchased at Hobby Lobby, grabbed my Cricut - used the Base Camp, Jasmine and the Accent Essentials Fonts and cut the vinyl out for my wall.
My husband then came up with the ingenious idea of using string with a level to make sure I put it on straight rather than draw a line on the walls... He is so smart! The sarcastic part of me would like to say (most of the time) but then the "good wife" part of me will not say that, okay? ***giggle*** ( I just read that to him and he laughed and said, what do you mean by that?) ROFL
This is in the front hallway in our home. When you walk in the front door - there is a coat rack and the stair case leading to upstairs. There is an old fashioned radiator underneath this space.
Our home was built in the year 1867 and I am not gifted in the area of home decor but working on it slowly. LOL
This picture was taken RIGHT in front of it...
This picture was taken from the stair case....
I hope you have a great night! Thank you for stopping by!
I actually have three posts to share with you this evening. This is the FIRST of the three!
Tomorrow's Belli Challenge will be posted in the morning - but the project I have for you is not quite complete so I may finish it in the morning and share it with you a bit later...we will see how my energy holds up here, if I will be able to make the project this evening or not! LOL
As you can see, I have this FABULOUS new BLOG BANNER AND BLINKIE for my BELLI CHALLENGES. If you would be interested in posting this BLINKIE on your BLOG - let me know and I will send you the HTML code! :) I would be so honored and would LOVE it if you put this on your blog.
Beth- from Freckled and Fun did an amazing job with this and I am THRILLED beyond belief on how it turned out.
Now for my project.... as you know today is Courtney's Tuesday Challenges and I used Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenges... Pink Chocolate Kisses - Pirhouette Pink, Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss are the colors here.
Here are more details -
Stamp Sets: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - God' Grace, Rejoice in the Lord, and SU Bella Toile
Cardstock and Ink: Pirouette Pink, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip DP
Accessories: BLING, Scallop Edge Punch, sponge, Alpine felt ribbon, Felt Flowers, Ice Brads,
Now...when you have an opportunity...be sure to check out Courtney's Challenge Chicks projects - I am going to finish posting then I am on my way over to look too!
Thank you for your comments and for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
I am so excited about this next Release Party. I have 2 more Stamp sets being released that I absolutely LOVE! I *think and hope* you will too! :)
10/27: You'll start at the SNSS blog and then head to... Christi & Chris
10/28: Jessica & Faith
10/29: Michele & Sandy
10/30: Korin & Janette
10/31: Kathy & Chris , then you'll end again on the SNSS blog for some awesome BLOG CANDY!!!!
I will have BLOG CANDY (posted today) AND I will be posting SNEAK PEEKS every day!
The Release Party will be October 31 and the Design Team will have some FABULOUS Challenges and prizes too!
If you have any questions, let one me know. See you here!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
This year as part of our schooling process, we have been reading a funny book called FLAT STANLEY by Jeff Brown. The book is about a young boy named Stanley who is accidently squished "as flat as a pancake" when a bulletin board falls on him. Stanley is very, very flat, but otherwise fine. The story goes on to tell how Stanley discovers some real advantages to being flat. He slide under doors, go down into sidewalk grates and even fold himself up small enough to fit into an envelope and be mailed to California for an exciting vacation.
Normally, people send out paper dolls that we call FLAT STANLEY to visit cities all over America and the WORLD.
I am proposing something a bit different. I uploaded a Flat Stanley that my son Noah has colored. I am wondering if anyone would be willing to print one of these off and cut it out and be FLAT STANLEY's "host family"and do a few of the following...
1. Tell us what exciting things FLAT STANLEY saw or did while he was visiting you.
2. Tell us what city, State and Country FLAT STANLEY went to, so we can calculate the number miles FLAT STANLEY travelled in cyber space!
3. Please dress FLAT STANLEY to reflect the season you are in, or an activity that he did or other clothing that would tell us more about where you live.
4. Please e-mail me any photographs that you may take of FLAT STANLEY doing the activities you and your family does.
The project for Noah is completed on November 6. I may do this again after Christmas just to give my children a bit more geography and other skills.
Thank you for considering this project! Scroll down for more projects - this will remain towards the top for a few days!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Yesterday was an AWESOME day of quiet time. I went to a home in a country setting on a quiet lake. So the beauty of the day was absolutely glorious. I will share in a different post another day about what I learned about myself...
resisted the temptation.
I will be making a card with those stamps today, but will share EVERY DAY next week! Our Blog HOP starts on Monday, October 27.
Today is my Fabulous Sisterhood of Blogging Stampers Challenge Day! The challenge is a sketch challenge and now that I am posting it to my blog - I see I missed a panel and a portion. So this is my version of I do not follow directions very well. LOL
Today, I am tired of coloring my pointsettias burgundy, pink, red, etc. So I decided to go with a PURPLE POINTSETTIA. That image below was my inspiration.
This was some designer paper that was NEW and available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - called EVA from Basic Grey. It is soooo pretty! I love it!
Here are a few more details:
Stamp Sets: Christmas Pointsettia, Holiday Greetings both available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock & Ink: Black Brilliance Ink, Copics, EVA Basic Grey DP, Co'oredinations CS (also available at SNSS), Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Copics: BV02, V99, BV17, YG95, R81
I used YG95 and R81 to color the beads in the Pretties Kit to match my card...
Accessories: Stickles, Pretties Kit, Grapevine Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Nestibilities, Paper Piercing tool, white ribbon colored with BV17
Thank you for looking! Be sure to check out the other Sisterhood of Blogging Stampers projects with this sketch (on the side panel). They are probably ALL better at following directions! LOL
Have a great day!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I will stamp and share more Saturday evening and Sunday...
This is my beautiful daughter who is 17 years old. She had a formal tonight (Friday, October 17). She is bubbly and full of energy.
This is my handsome son, who is 8 years old. He LOVES anything LEGO's and Star Wars. This is something he built with out one of the LEGO kits- this is something he designed himself that probably looks like something in Star Wars. Heprobably told me, but my memory fails me as to which Starship it is. LOL
This is my beautiful 7 yo daughter. She loves to play My Little Pony, Polly Pockets and is my little stamper buddy! She loves all things ART.
I call her MINI ME. heehe
Her personality is just like mine. In fact...I think I have a photograph of myself at her age with the same pose (tongue sticking out)
I tell my sweet man several times a year, we may be in trouble in a few years. LOL I am praying and believing we will not be though. Right? :)
See this little fire cracker? She will be 4 years old next Monday. She is full of energy, loves to do whatever her older brother or sister is doing. She loves to snuggle with me and hang on me - LOL She enjoys arts and crafts too.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my beautiful family. I am very blessed. Although there are those moments I do not appreciate them like I should.
Have a blessed weekend! Stay tuned on Sunday for my Sisterhood of Blogging Stampers Challenge!