Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tonight, we will be surrounded by friends with good food and an opportunity to pray together and play games. It will be lots of fun!
Todays project uses the Fancy Frame Window Frame card. I used the Gingerbread House Digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. What a FUN image to color!!! I decorated it up with Stickles and Flower Soft...coloring it with Copic Markers.
Here are a few more details:
Stamps: Gingerbread House Digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
Cardstock: Carob Cream Bazzill, Decorated Paper SU, Real Red,
Accessories: Stickles, buttons, white flower soft, double stitched Chocolate Ribbon, Paper Snips, Pencil
Anyways, be safe and have fun! I am praying this year will be filled with good health, lots of laughter, personal and spiritual growth and the ability to fully trust in the LORD's perfect will.
Happy New Year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
This week is my last week of being a Guest Designer - I have had so much fun playing with their FABULOUS images!
Today, I had my annual day of stamping and scrapbooking with friends. My husband made us home made pizza (I didn't eat it due to my diet!) I stamped all day and got 4 projects completed. Those projects will be shown in the near future!
Here are the details of my project:
Stamp Sets: Just Breathe, Little Things by FCD
Technique: Brayered Impressions by Technique Junkies
Cardstock: Hunter Green, Eggplant, Ballet Blue, White
Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Big Shot, Snowflakes Cuddlebug folder, Brayer, Large Oval Punch, Stardust Stickles, White Flower Soft and glue, Blue organdy ribbon, buttons, silver thread
Thanks so much for looking! I hope you have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
What is the Belli Challenge you ask? Each week, we try to give you a challenge that will use things we have lying around your stamp rooms! With a constant flow of new things coming out, we tend to forget about the other things we have and they quickly become clutter!
Here is what you need to do...
1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :)
2. Make a completed project with any type of TAG... It can be a gift tag, an acrylic tag, a tag album - anything!
3. Share the link here in the comments linking to Mr. Linky - CBC81. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC81 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!
I hope you have a wonderful, safe and Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 21, 2009
We had a great weekend. I will share the pictures tomorrow! THe city we live in brought in 21 Snow Sculptors and we went down town for that event. It was VERY cool. We also went to Discovery World in Milwaukee to see the Train exhibit they had there.
Today, I am sharing projects featuring the Firecracker Designs By Pamela stamps! I am their Guest Designer this month and have been having a BLAST playing with their FABULOUS images!
The first card uses the technique from the Technique Junkies December Newsletter - Jenny's Coat.
Here are a few more details:
Technique: Jenny's Coat - Technique Junkies Newsletter
Stamps: Seasons Greetings from Firecracker Designs By Pamela, SU Greetings
Cardstock: DP by SU, Green, Red, Black
Accessories: Gold Dew Drops, Gold cord, Brayer, Clear EP, Gold EP, Black EP, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Mini Glue Dots
This technique is one of my FAVORITES! It is fast and fun and I am THRILLED with how this technique turned out!
Stamp Set: O Holey Night from Firecracker Designs By Pamela, stitching set from Hot off the Press
Technique: Herringbone Technique Junkies December- January Newsletter
Cardstock: Boxer Basic Grey DP, Green, Navy,
Accessories: Nestibilities, Big Shot, Dew Drops, Copics, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
Every year, we take a family picture at Christmas time and this year was NO exception. This year, we TRIED to be early because our oldest was home from college.
We ALWAYS take at least 60 pictures, because with 6 of us - someone ALWAYS has a dumb look on their face (normally my handsome husband- LOL) For some reason, when the camera comes out - his face freezes up and he gets more of a deer in the head lights look on his face...this photograph is no exception...
This was the BEST one out of the bunch we took on Thanksgiving... I did not go with this picture for our family Christmas card but it is a picture of our family...I am thankful for each goofy body in this picture.
I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Season! Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 18, 2009
I am going to finish some of my Christmas shopping today. Hoping to fulfill my children's Christmas wish. Surprisingly enough - they all put only ONE thing on their wish list and it was in the $30 range - very affordable. That is a blessing! I am almost done with that shopping except for a few practical things and I need to buy something for my parents. They are hard to shop for because they always say they do not want anything -
Sooo - enough chitter chatter... here is my card and some details about it...
Stamp Set: Pine Bough by Diamonds, Canvas by SU
Cardstock: SU, Red, Brown, Vanilla
Accessories: Copics, Pointsettia, Pearl Gems, Felt stitched ribbons, Glue Dots
I hope you have a great day! Thank you for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Hello everyone -
I know it is a busy season for everyone. Are you enjoying it? In between running around, I have been trying to take extra time to just sit and snuggle with my children. Mornings are normally when I do this. We take it fairly easy in December - try to simplify, especially with school. We end up doing lots of crafts, normally baking, but I am not doing that this year - a tad more extra curricular activities... This year is no exception...this week we will make some Salt Dough Ornaments, decorate a Gingerbread House and go to Discovery World because they have 1200 square feet of train tracks. It sounds like FUN!
Today, I am sharing a card using the technique called Copic Designer Paper from the August-September Technique Junkies Newsletter. This was a REALLY fin technique...
Here are a few more details:
Stamp Set: In His Time
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Coordinations, White
Accessories: Nestibilities, gems, Copics, Paper Piercing Tool
My weigh in today was down 1 pound...for a total of 33 pounds! Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah for those of you who celebrate that holiday!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Merry Christmas! I am so excited to share another card from the Firecracker Designs By Pamela stamp set Just Breathe... This month I am the Guest Designer there and I am having so much fun playing with their stamp sets!
This morning in my quiet time, I was reading Nehemiah 1. In Nehemiah 1:4-6a it says, When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Then I said: "O LORD, God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and obey his commands, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants,
I reflected on how Nehemiah took the time to just rest in the LORD, fully trust, fast and PRAY - he took the time to breathe. My prayer for you today, is that during the hustle and bustle of this busy Christmas season, that you get to take the time to BREATHE and have a quiet time of reflection of what the Season is all about... our Lord and Savior.
Here are a few more details about my project...
Stamp Set: Just Breathe
Sketch: Our Creative Corner
Cardstock: Boxer Basic Grey DP, Navy, White, Confetti Cream
Accessories: Big Shot, Nestibilities, Dew Drops, Paper Piercing, Mat Pack, Copics, Mini Glue Dots
I dotted the greens on the trees with my Copics to get more of a realistic coloring affect on them.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed day!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Today is Bloggers Challenge Day - I have missed the past two weeks challenges due to being busy with other things... but this week's challenge is to make a Birthday card...
I decided to use Technique Junkies technique Coloring Outside the Lines for this card using the adorable Sunbeams stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having a Design Team call - click HERE to check out all of the details!)
Here are a few more details:
Stamps: The Sunbeams by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Red, Blue, Black, White
Accessories: Red Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Copics, Birthday Celebration Hardware, Nestiblities, Big Shot
Have a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by! Merry Christmas!!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I was thinking I would see which stores have free shipping and go Christmas shopping on line. I am not feeling like going to the stores. Are you all getting your Christmas shopping done? It is too cold to go shopping! LOL (anything to stay home to stamp!)
Today, I thought I would share a card that I made using the MOJO 116 - sketch.... This card was FUN to make!
Here are the details:
|Stamps: Seasons Greetings by FCD and Merry Christmas by SU|
|Paper: Real Red, White with gold leafing, gold, white|
|Ink: Brilliant Blue, Red|
|Accessories: Gold Dew Drops, Circle cutter, Dimensionals, gold cord, gold ribbon, mini glue dots|
As I mentioned earlier this week - Firecracker Designs By Pamela is having their sale...
I am planning on spending the afternoon doing laundry. I know you really envy me on the laundry part...so think of me if you decide to read a book, stamp or do something fun... :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
We are doing a BELLI CHALLENGE DESIGN TEAM CALL! You can check out the details HERE.
Here are the details for my project:
Stamp Set: Elegant Blessings
Challenges: Belli Challenge and SCS - Color Challenge 248, Sweet Stop Sketch SSS33
Cardstock: Artichoke, Black, White, Razzleberry, Pomegranite
Accessories: MM Paint, Chipboard, Pomegranite Satin Ribbon, Pearl Accents, Scalloped Edge Punch, Nestibilities, Big Shot
For those of you following my weight loss - This week I am down a half lb.. I made fudge last week and the spoon attacked my tongue, plus I didn't get as much exercise... so I think I need a kick in the pants to get moving again - but a half a pound DOWN is still not bad... I am down a total of 31 lbs. now.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
My first card I decided to keep very SIMPLE - Aren't you shocked? No layers! I almost wanted to yell from the roof tops - look Mom! No layers!!! LOL
This cardstock is from Creative Cuts and More and I used the Bazzill Criss Cross - this uses the A7 Fancy Frame Window Card. I just love the fact that Creative Cuts and More has so many options and ideas for us with precut cardstock it helps me to think outside the box yet make quick cards!
Here are the details:
Stamp Set: Trees of the Field by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill Criss Cross from Creative Cuts and More (see above)
Accessories: Rub ons - SU, Chocolate Twill ribbon, buttons, linen thread, Gold Painty, Glue Dots
Now.... for another card...using another tree! I loves Trees they make for such a versatile card...
As you read in yesterdays post - I am a Guest Designer for Firecracker Designs By Pamela! This card uses the beautiful tree from the Just Breathe stamp set...
I used the Herringbone Technique from the December - January Technique Junkies Newsletter. I think that is one of my new favorites! Look for another card using this technique next week here.
Here are the details for you...
Stamp Set: Just Breathe from Firecracker Designs by Pamela, Stitching from Hot off the Press
Cardstock: Boxer Basic Grey, Confetti Cream, Navy, Dusty blue, Artichoke,
Accessories: SEI Brads, Twill, Artichoke stitched ribbon, Dimensionals, Copics
Tomorrow is the BELLI CHALLENGE day, so be sure to come back and check that out. Enjoy the Christmas Season! Thank you for stopping by! Merry Christmas!!!
Monday, December 7, 2009
The month of December has given me the opportunity to be a Guest Designer for Firecracker Designs by Pamela! I am so excited to have this opportunity. What a blessing!
This month Firecracker Designs by Pamela has a FABULOUS end of the year BLOW OUT SALE!
End of Year Inventory Blow Out!
Help Pamela make room for next year’s rubber! Most sets are being discontinued, so don’t delay!
How it will work: Week 1 will be 40% off; discount will increase by 10% each week until inventory is gone or December is over! Discount changes every Thursday 40% - 50% - 60% -70% Off!
Get `em until they’re gone or until the year is Gone! Discount on IN STOCK ITEMS ONLY!
(Orders will be processed as they are received. If your item goes out of stock, your order total will be adjusted.)
Due to the steep discounts on these items, coupons are not applicable.
***PLEASE NOTE!! Pam will be shutting down over the holidays to take a nice long break. The last day to place orders for this year is Dec. 15th!! Orders placed after that will be processed in January!! thanks!For my card today, I used the Our Creative Corner Sketch SASSC43 for my lay out.
Here are some more details:
Stamp Set: Just Breathe (again), Stitches stamp from Hot off the Press
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Navy, Moss, White
Accessories: Copics, Big Shot, Nestibilities, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots
Come back tomorrow for another project! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I love hearing from you! Have a blessed day!!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Hello! Happy Wednesday! Todays card features the technique JENNY'S COAT from Technique Junkies December-January newsletter.
Here are the details:
Stamps by Innovative Stamp Creations, I believe the words are from Birthday Greetings by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Cardstock: Gypsy Harvest by Daisy D's, Ruby Red, Black, Coordinations
Accessories: Paper Snips, Circle cutter, Dimensionals, buttons and gold cord
For those following my weight loss - I am on week 9 and have had a couple of slip ups - but nothing major. I have decided holidays are HARD!!! Thanksgiving I had a tiny bit of stuffing and a very small sliver of pie. And last night, I made home made fudge and when I was done making it, the spoon ATTACKED my tongue!!! I was able to move past that and have kept motivated - I just exercised a bit more between those diet mis-steps.
I am persevering one moment at a time - I lost 3.5 pounds this week and I feel so good. I continue to fit into pants that I have tried on 2 weeks prior and were not able to fit into to - so that feels GREAT! I love having thinner clothes to wear but find myself running out of hangers. I think it is time to eliminate the clothes that are now too big. I have dropped from 2-3 pant sizes depending on the pants as they all fit differently. I love it! I have NEVER looked forward to stepping on that scale like I do now. Even with the few tiny slips I have had.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a FABULOUS day!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I am excited because the stamp set "Trees of the Field" is being released on today, December 1. You can purchase yours at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and see MORE projects by the talented design team at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog...
Technique: Bargello instructions available at Technique Junkies December- January Newsletter
Stamp set: Trees of the Field
Cardstock: Cosmo Cricket, Mango, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots
Details for the second card:
Stamp Set: Trees of the Field
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, So Saffron,
Accessories: Circle punches, Nestibilities, Chocolate Stitched Ribbon, Dew Drops, Stickles
Sketch: MOJO115 - Monday Mojo Sketches
The set features 6 different tree silhouettes as well as sentiments and scripture. It will sell for $18.75 with $5.00 going to the Anderson Family.
To read Henry's story visit the Anderson family blog: The Bee's Knees
Monday, November 30, 2009
The "Clue" you will find here is the LETTER C.
For my project, I used the technique FANTASY CHALK with Firecracker Designs By Pamela stamps, So Far Away. Originally, I was going to make this a card, but as I was playing around and working on the technique, I decided to make it into an ornament.
Stamp Sets: So Far Away by Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Cardstock: White - Chipboard (remaining remnant from a package)
Accessories: Stickles Antique Bronze, Gun MEtal Stickles and Gold Stickles, Bling Brads, Twill Chocolate ribbon, Stampin' Pastels, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Enjoy the Hunt!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
This card kit is jam packed with supplies. This kit contains 12 die cut cards and envelopes. Many of the cards included in the kit are exclusive to CC&M. You will have everything you need to make 12 great cards. The only thing you will need to add is adhesive..
The kit is worth over $40 but we are offering it for $29.99.
12 Die Cut Cards
1 A2 Circle Window Card with Mat in Bazzill Petty Cash & Emerald City Bling Cardstock
1 A2 Circle Window Card #01-Small in Bazzill Petty Cash Bling Cardstock
(Circle Scallop Frame in Bazzill Red Carpet Bling)
1 A2 Purse Card in Bazzill Cherry Splash Smoothies Cardstock
(Layer & Gift Card Layer in Cream Smooth Cardstock) (CC&M exclusive)
1 Tag Pocket Card in Bazzill Lime Crush Smoothies Cardstock
(Tag in Bazzill Cherry Splash Smoothies Cardstock & Tag Layer in Cream Cardstock)
1 Standing Pop-Up Card in Bazzill Caribbean Breeze Smoothies Cardstock (CC&M exclusive)
(Layers in Bazzill Lime Crush & Ocean Breeze Smoothies Cardstock)
1 A6 Card in Caribbean Breeze Bazzill Smoothies Cardstock
(to go with A6 Accordion Insert with Oval Window)
1 A6 Accordion Insert with Oval Window in Bazzill Ocean Breeze Smoothies Cardstock
1 A6 Arch Window Card in Stardream Citrine Metallic Cardstock
1 A7 Fancy Frame Window Card in Bazzill Bon Bon Criss Cross Cardstock
1 A7 Square Filigree Frame Window Card in Bazzill Tropical Breeze Smoothies Cardstock
1 A7 Scallop Card in Bazzill Cherry Splash Smoothies Cardstock
1 Sqaure Scallop Card in Bazzill Red Carpet Bling Cardstock
1 Mug Card in Bazzill Bon Bon Criss Cross Cardstock
5 A2 White Envelopes
2 A6 White Envelopes
4 A7 White Envelopes
1 5-1/2" Square White Envelope
Die Cut Shapes
1 Fancy Trim #03 in Bazzill Glass Slipper Bling Cardstock
1 Snowman #02-Small in Bazzill Glass Slipper Bling Cardstock
1 Snowflake #04-Small in Tacky Tape
1 Snowflake #06-Small in Bazzill Ocean Breeze Smoothies Cardstock
1 Snowflake #06-Small in Bazzill Glass Slipper Bling Cardstock
4 Snowflake #01-Mini in Bazzill Glass Slipper Bling Cardstock
5 Snowflake #01-Mini in Bazzill Sparkle Bling Cardstock
2 Holly Leaves with Berries in Hunter Green and Red Felt
3 Christmas Lights Mini in Bazzill Cherry Splash<
Caribbean Breeze and Lime Crush Smoothies Cardstock
3 Christmas Lights Tiny in Bazzill Cherry Splash<
Caribbean Breeze and Lime Crush Smoothies Cardstock
1 Ginger Family in Bazzill Carob Cream Smoothies
Diva Drops in Red, Blue & Clear (10 each)
1 sheet Kaisercraft Christmas Card Rub-ons
1 sheet Imaginisce Frosty Phrases Rub-Ons
1 pkg Imaginisce Polar Expressi Ribbons
1 Imaginisce Hot Chocolate Clear Stamp
1 Imaginisce Merry & Bright Clear Stamp
1 Imaginisce Mittens Clear Stamp
1 Imaginisce Polar Bear Stamp
Imaginisce Polar Express Collection Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Imaginisce All Aglow Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Imaginisce All Bundled Up Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Imaginisce Comfy Cozy Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Imaginisce Pine and Peppermint Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Imaginisce Sugar Sprinkles Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Imaginisce Warm Wooly Mittens Paper
1 12x12 sheet of Doodlebug Seaside High Tide Paper
1 8-1/2x11 sheet of Smooth Cream Cardstock
1 8-1/2x11 sheet of Bazzill Carob Cream Smoothies
1 8-1/2x11 sheet of Bazzill Kisses Criss Cross Cardstock
You can order yours HERE! This kit makes creating your Christmas cards FAST AND FUN!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a blessed day!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
For those of you who may be wondering, due to driving up to college to pick up my 18 year old on Wednesday, I did not get to report my Wednesday weigh in. I had a loss of another -1.5 pounds for a total of 27 pounds gone! :)
Now for the FUN stuff... This is a card I made several weeks ago using a Firecracker Designs by Pamela's stamp set O' Holey Night.
Stamp Set: O Holey Night by Firecracker Designs
Cardstock: SEI Christmas Mint, White Prisma, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Accessories: Red Ribbon, Copics, Gems, Dimensionals
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We have been so blessed with the Belli Challenges to get Sponsors every week! It is so much fun! This week, we have Stretch 'n Bubbles Digi Images as our sponsor and they are so generous giving 4 FREE Digis as the winning prize this week. You can play along HERE.
This week I used the MOJO SKETCH #114 for the Sketch....
Here are a few more details...
Stamps: DIgi Image by Stretch 'n Bubbles Digi Images
Cardstock: Basic Grey DP, White, Regal Rose
Accessories: Chipboard, White Gel Pen, White satin ribbon, Dew Drops, Nestibilities, Dimensionals, Copics
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Since it is Friday, it is BLOGGERS CHALLENGE DAY! Our theme this week is GIVE THANKS... Thanksgiving is one of my MOST favorite holidays because there is SO MUCH to be thankful for! I am blessed with over all good health, a beautiful family, a wonderful husband and so much more!
Ok enough chitter chatter, because once you get me started after a cup of coffee...it could go on forever!! :) I made TWO cards this week...
SKETCH CHALLENGE: CPS142 - Card Positioning Systems Sketch
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Fall Trilogy, Holidays by SU, Stamped Stitches from Hot off the Press
Cardstock and Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Gypsy Harvest DP, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Paper Snips, K&C Gems, Primas, Hardware
My second project uses a sketch that was sponsored from Creative Cuts and More! CC&M has pre-cut cardstock you can get in a wide variety of colors of cardstock. This is the A2 Circle Window card with the Scallop. Here are a few more details...
SKETCH CHALLENGE: 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge #39
Stamps: NONE! Rub Ons from SU
Cardstock: Apricot, Pumpkin, Rust, Chocolate
Accessories: Chocolate Ribbon, Marker Chocolate, K&C Gems, Circle Punches, Oval Punch, Dimensionals
Have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by!!! Your comments make my day!