Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sketch Challenge 161 -

Well this week's Sketch Challenge was a lot of fun! You can check it out here.

I couldn't help myself and had to add black! I put the Sticky letter on black cardstock and very carefully cut around it with my paper snips.

This will be a birthday card for my dear friend Darlene. That is why I went the letter D. :)

Stamps: So Many Scallops, All In a Row, It's A Birthday, Spot On jumbo wheel
Paper: Tempting Turqouise, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Celery DP, Basic Black Ink: same as cardstock - markers too!
Accessories: Sticky letters, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Tray, paper snips, Vintage Brads, 1/16th hole punch, Coluzzle, On board Accents chipboard

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Belli Challenge #2 - 2 Valentine's

Had time to do a little playing this week - here are two more samples for the Belli Challenge - this week is Rub ons!

Rub Ons: Anchored
Stamp Sets: All In a Row, Crab & Company
Cardstock & Ink: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac Prints DP
Accessories: Black gingham, Word Window Punch, Black Brads, 1/16th hole punch, Dimensionals

I tried adding glitter to the words- but it wouldn't stick to where I put them - so there is Fine Cosmo purple glitter as well.

Rub Ons: Anchored
Cardstock & Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange, Garden Green, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Classic backgrounds
Accessories: Tangerine grosgrain (retired), Build a brads, White gel pen, Paper piercing template, Star punch large & small, 3/4" circle punch, 1 inch circle punch

Thanks for looking! Have a fabulous day!

Belli Challenge #2 - Rub Ons or Dry Embossing

Belli Challenge = Embellishments

This week we will pull out our Rub Ons. These are new to Stampin' Up! but not new to the market. I myself have a large box FULL of them. I use them often while I scrapbook! I LOVE them. If you do not have them, do not be dismayed! Pull out some Vellum and do some embossing or Dry Embossing on it! Splitcoast Stampers does have some tutorials on this subject if you do not know how. You can do 3-d items or a card or a scrapbook page with the Rub Ons!

Thank you all for participating last week in the Belli Challenge. What fun! All week, I kept my beads out on my desk with my Red Sticky Tape. I used them a few times and when I didn't use them, I thought about them. LOL

We did the drawing for last weeks challenge and the winner of the STICKY LETTERS is Joan Ervin from Temple, TX. Here is a link to her gorgeous card! Check it out! Congratulations, Joan!

Rub Ons are so quick and easy to use. I made several samples and will share them today. They come with a orange wood craft stick or I prefer to use my Bone Folder to rub them on.
As I look at my cards - I can see things I can do to add to them - but this one is Quick and Simple!
Rub Ons: Anchored
Stamp Sets: Classic backgrounds
Cardstock and Markers: Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Glorious green, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Prints Pack DP
Accessories: Paper Snips, Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Bone Folder
Be sure to post a link to your card mentioning my Blog and the Challenge for a chance to win a pack of Build a Flower Accents and Elements on page 177 of the Stampin' Up! Catalog. When you post to Splitcoaststampers, be sure and put CBC2 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge! Then make a comment under this with a link to your card and a number so we can do a Random drawing for the winner.
For more inspiration - Check out these
I will post more in awhile. Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Color Challenge 151

Todays Color Challenge was Yoyo Yellow (one color I dislike the MOST!) , Basic Gray or Going Gray and my FAVORITE color Black! :) Check out more art work at the Splitcoast Challenge Gallery and the Challenge is HERE.

All products used to make this card are Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: Morning Soft, Tres' Chic, Floral BG, Wheel Rough Texture

Ink and Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Basic black, Going Gray, Basic gray, Yoyo Yellow, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Shimmery White
Accesories: Pewter Hodgepodge, Mini Glue Dots, Basic Gray taffeta, paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Coluzzle Ovals, Sponges

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Baroque Motifs - Tres' Chic Pomegranite

This was a card I made this past fall.

This is what I used to make it:

Stamp Sets: Tres' chic, Baroque Motifs
Cardstock and Ink: Purely Pomegranite, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Double Stitched Pomegranite ribbon, Pewter Brads, Scallop punch, White gel Pen, ticket punch, Dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks for looking!

Technique Challenge AND Monday Lunch Challenge #2

While my children did some school and the laundry was going, I decided to try the Challenges of the day!

Mary Jo had her Technostamper, Monday Lunch Challenge #2 and SCS has their Monday Try a Technique Challenge #53 today! So I combined the two of these challenges -

The technique for the week was the Dahlia Fold - The Splitcoast Challenge is here and the technique directions are here.
This is what I used to make the card:
Stamp Sets: Sweet Serendipity, All In A Row
Cardstock and Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Prints Pack DP,
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle Punch, Scallop Punch, half inch circle punch, Red Sticky Tape, Micro Beads, Dimensionals, paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips
This was FUN! Thanks for looking! Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

FS51 - Hummingbird with Sympathy

This week I thought I would do the Featured Stamper Challenge. The Featured Stamper of the week is StampingPam. The card I decided to case and make is HERE.

I changed the colors, stamps and the lay out slightly because my image was larger than I thought it would be.

I was stamping with my friend Debbie A. on Friday and she allowed me to use her Copic Markers again (which I ordered some tonight! woohoo) and this Inkadinkadoo stamp -

Stamp Sets: Floral BG, Inkadinkadoo Hummingbird, Warmest Regards
Ink & Cardstock: Regal Rose, Basic Gray, basic Black, Brilliance Black
Accessories: 1/4 inch circle punch, Black organdy, paper piercing tools, dimensionals, corner punch, pewter brads, ticket corner punch, dazzling diamonds, 2 way glue pen

Thanks for looking! Have a blessed week!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Priceless Challenges - Dry Embossing

I decided to combine the Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge from SCS this week -
I am sending this card to my friend Traci's mom -
I bought the Priceless Dry Embossing Template and pulled out my light table after not using it for over a year. So this is NOT done by the Cuddle Bug - but embossed by hand!
This is what I used for the card.
Stamp set: Stampabilities
Ink and Cardstock: Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Dp - Hostess Set Level One
Accessories: Light Table, Embossing Stylus, Priceless Embossing Template, Fire circle brads, Blue Bayou Double Stitched Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge, Slot corner punch, Dimensionals, Paper piercing tool.
Thank you for looking!

Friday, January 25, 2008

WSC-32 Hippy Friendship!

It is Friday and that means Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge! The sketch is attached along with my card.

I think I used just about everything in my office! LOL
Here is the recipe:
Stamp Sets: Just So Hippy by Melanie Muenchinger, the rest is from SU- Weathered BG, canvas BG, Sweet Serendipity, All In A Row
Cardstock and Ink: Basic Black, Black Staz On, Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Basic Gray, Garden green, Vellum CS
Accessories: Key Tag Punch, Corner punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, Distresser, Vintage Brads, 1/4 circle punch, Paper snips, 1/16th hole punch, Pewter hodgepodge, Twill, Basic gray taffeta, sponge, Aquapainter
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Belli Challenge #1 - You Make Me Happy

I had time to do another card. This was in my already started box - I have a box of things that I started to make, set aside and never got around to here is the finished card!

Stamp Sets: Hugs & Wishes, All In a Row, You make Me Smile, Aida Bg (retired)
Cardstock and ink: Cool Carribean, Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Sticky Letters, Micro Beads, Dimensionals, Grograin ribbon

Thanks for looking!! Be sure to post the link to your card for an opportunity to win a FREE set of STICKY LETTERS!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chrissy's Wednesday Belli Challenge #1

Belli Challenge, you wonder? Holly came up with it actually - short for embellishments. LOL

I decided today that I LOVE challenges and I have a TON of embellishments, but get stuck in ruts and tend to use the same thing all the time - So talking with some of my girlfriends- we decided that we need a Embellishment and/ or technique challenge!

So this is the FIRST challenge - Use Your BEADS! Anywhere on a card or 3-D project! Micro Beads or colored beads.... You will probably need your Red Sticky Tape!

If you are like me, you have them and they lay there - you over look them because it is just not the first thing you think about picking up when going to grab your embellishments. Right?
If you do this challenge - post a reply here with the LINK to your card and a mention of this blog in your notes. I would LOVE to see your art work! I will use a random drawing and the person whose name was drawn will recieve a FREE pack of Stampin' Up! Sticky Letters from me! Deadline to make a comment and do the Challenge will be on Monday evening. A random drawing will be held on Wednesday and the winner will be announced on Wednesdays!

Here are the ingredients for my card:

Stamp Sets: Print Bg, Friendship Blooms, Celebrate Everything! Classic backgrounds,

Cardstock:Whisper White, Ballet blue, Real Red

Ink: Ballet Blue CRAFT ink, Ballet blue classic ink, Real Red

Accessories: BEADS! Red Duo Beads, Sticky Letters (LOVE THESE!), On board Blossoms & Basics chipboard, 1/4" circle punch, Dimensionals, Red striped ribbon, Bold Bright Brads, Tabs punch, Corner punch, Paper Piercing template & tool, mini glue dots -

If you upload your card to SCS make sure you put BC1 in the subject line so we can find it easily.

Thank you for looking! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
Here are some more cards to check out for inspiration:
Meet the Belli Design Team
Have fun stamping!


Here is a quilt card I was challenged to do from my Mom!!! I was talking with her today and she said, Is that Quilt card from Debby M's blog hard to do? I said, Don't know, haven't made one yet -

So I came home and looked at Debby's BLOG, got the directions and proceeded to make this. The directions are from her blog I did not use any back ground stamps - but for more ideas check out her blog and Holly's.

This card was FUN and fast. I completed it in about a half an hour. The hardest part was picking which Designer Paper to use. LOL Then I asked my friend Danita when it was all said and done - Should I add some stitching? Because my motto is you always need to ADD one more thing! ROFL

Well Enjoy! The ingredients for the card are listed below the directions.

Supplies Needed:
Designer Paper - Card stock
Ink if you want to stamp a background
Any Little background stamp to match designer paper or image -
1 1/4 punch
Cut 3 squares at 1 6/8, Cut two of them on the diagonal.
Punch 4 1 1/4 squares
Designer Paper Punch out 6 squares and cut all on the diagonal.
Cut solid card or base at 5x10 fold in half and get the 5x5 card

Stamp your card stock with background stamp if you are not using DP.
Start in top corner of 5x5 card with a square, next a designer paper triangle, a triangle, designer paper triangle, and another square.
From here on out follow sample.
This one is real easy to make and turns out so pretty.

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Ginger Blossom DO, River Rock, Chocolate Chip cs, Whisper White
Ink: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Dimensionals, Paper trimmer, River ROck DS ribbon,
Stamp Sets: All in A Row, Lots of Thoughts

The stitching that is on the card I eye balled and drew in with a marker.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Have you ever made a card and said I can do that better? Or you didn't like how it turned out?
Well, in another post for one of Beate's Sketch challenges, I did a card and decided I didn't like exactly what I did, so I changed it up.
Click here to see the original card. I changed the Dew Drops to Brads and the jumbo eyelets. The cardstock tore when I removed the Dew Drops - so I used the 1/4" circle punch and black cardstock to cover the torn area.
Thank you for looking! Have a great day!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

For the Love of all things Chocolate!

Here are two candy bar wrappers I decorated with cardstock and paper. The larger one with just the hat & face is for a jumbo chocolate bar. For the teenagers in our family Christmas gifts - they wanted cold, hard cash! So this year instead of a card with the money in it I decorated up their favorite chocolate bar in tucked the money on the inside of the scarf. I do not think the appreciated the work that went into it. LOL Some day they will get it. ***giggle***
So for candy bar one - this is a regular hershey bar. I used Cold Play, Brocade blue, Purely Pomegranite, basic Black, Chocolate Chip and Only Orange ink. The punches used were corner rounders and the word window for the graham crackers...
Candy Bar two - I used the Soft Sky DP, Whisper White, basic Black, and Only orange. I also used the Scallop punch, half inch circle and scissors.
I got the idea from my friend Debbie A. for the jumbo candy bar. She was making these in December and I cased her. If I remember correctly, she was casing someone else, but couldn't remember who. Thank you for the inspiration Debbie and who ever inspired her! :)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Office Accoutrement- The EYES have it

You know what? I do not remember when the last time I used eyelets is - well, the small ones anyways...
This challenge was to use eyelets- anywhere, anyhow - so this was what I did...I pulled out my OLD stash of eyelets and used them.
This was a card that has been in my head for awhile...I have lots of them, they float around in there -I did stamp the All in a Row crooked, only because I completed the card and then realized it needed something else and I decided it was the stitching. LOL
Here are the supplies I used, all SU:
Stamp Sets: Office Accoutrement, Take a Number Wheel, Define Your Life, All In a Row
Ink Pads & Cardstock: So Saffron, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories: Tab punch, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circle punch, 1/8 punch, gold eyelets, Tool Kit, Dimensionals
I am beginning to think that All in a Row isn't a stamp set but an EMBELLISHMENT! LOL
Thank you for looking!


Here are the details for VSN's Challenge of BLING IT ON! I used the sketch challenge of 103 from SCS.
This is what I used to make it-
Stamp sets & Wheels: Stamp of Authenticity, Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel, Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Silver Encore, Basic black, White Gel Pen
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Silver brushed, Whisper White
Accessories: Sticky Letters, Chunky Glitter, Silver EP, Heat tool, Embossing Buddy, Corner Punch, Vintage Brads, 1/16th hole punch.
This was a FUN project! Thanks for looking!

JAN08VSNF - Masking Challenge

Well - this weekend is Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoast! One of the challenges is to MASK - so I used Pun Fun and Frames With A Flourish - Love that little skunky - do not know who to send this card too - Any takers? How about the tenth on to post a message gets this? Leave your e-mail address when you post and I will contact you to get your address and mail this to you! Thanks for looking!

Here is what I used:

Stamp Sets: Frames With a Flourish, Pun Fun, Floral BG

INK & CS: Prints Pack, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: WWC, Aquapainters, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals - 1 1/4 square punch to make the mask -

Thanks for looking!

Ohhh How Sweet It is - Gina do not look! LOL


I went over to my friend Debbie's house last night - and have you ever seen something and think - nah don't need that? Then go to a gf's house and use HERS and then you gotta HAVE IT!? Well, I felt that way about the My Favorite Things images and COPIC Markers- so now I am excited to pay my bills and see how much money I have left over to go SHOPPING!!!! LOL I have to pace myself with my stamp supplies .....

Now I have inner battle going on in my mind - thinking - do I need the Copic markers? They do run smooth and the colors are so VIBRANT! But I have a hundred other coloring methods.... Any body know of an inexpensive place to get them? I will have to do some research. I know ya'll are laughing...Inexpensive? I do not think that is a word that will define Copic Markers. ***giggle***

This is what I used to make it:

Stamp Sets: MFT's How Sweet It Is, All in a Row, Three In A Row Punch box

CArdstock & Ink: MFT White CS, Brilliance Black, Basic Black, Petals & Paisley, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, COPIC Markers

Accessories: Gold Brads, 1/16th hole punch

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 18, 2008

WSC 31 - A Light Unto My Path

Beate posted her challenge again - to see her website for more inspiration click HERE...
This is what I used to create my card:
Stamp Sets: Old World map (SU retired), A Light Unto my Path
Cardstock: Night of navy, Whisper White, Brocade Blue
Ink: Same as above & Creamy Caramel, Soft Sky, Garden green, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard
Accessories: Distresser, Pewter Jumbo Brads, Cropodile, Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Jumbo Rough Edges Wheel, Sponges.
I crumpled the cardstock after I stamped Old World Map on it, then sponged the edges to make it look aged. I am thinking of maybe sponging a bit more on the white so it doesn't seem to stark and bright against the rest of the card - what do you think?
Thanks for looking!


Well, I went to bed last night and when I woke up I decided to tweak this card a bit. I just got the FABULOUS Three For You punch box from Stampin' Up!. I like this better! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Here is another set using the Just So Hippy! Loving this set- it is SO fun! This card is a little less detailed but took me longer because I was getting tired! LOL
Here are the supplies: Everything is Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted...
Stamp Set: All In A Row, Canvas BG, Just So Hippy by Melanie Muenchinger
Cardstock & Ink: Soft Sky DP, Basic Gray, Going grey cs, Basic Black, Black Staz ON, Pretty In Pink, Bordering Blue, Water color paper
Accessories: Pewter Hodgepodge, Black grosgrain, Soft Sky DS Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue dots, Paper piercing tool & Template, Aquapainter
Enjoy! Thanks for looking!

Giraffe by Melanie Muenchinger!

I got my Melanie Muenchinger stamp set today! "JUST SO HIPPY" !!!! I used the sketch challenge from SCS, Sketch Challenge 159 -

Here is my card - Thanks for looking!
Here are the supplies:
Stamp sets: Just So Hippy by Melanie Muenchinger, So Many Scallops & All In A Row by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock & Paper: Slumber Party DP, Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Watercolor paper
Accessories & Ink: Markers, Staz On, Fine Lace Stickles, Paper Piercing Tool, Cocoa grosgrain, Dimensionals, Aquapainters, 1 1/4 circle punch, Scallop Punch, White Gel Pen, Photo Corner Punch, Paper Snips
Have a Happy Day! God Bless You!

Ways to Use it - Western Scallops -

This was fun! I decided to copy something out of the Stampin' Up! Catalog and SIMPLIFY! I am not gifted in coming up with simple projects. I like to always add ONE more thing or Water color which can be time consuming. LOL The sketch comes from here on page 118 in the Spring Summer 2008 catalog. My good friends will be proud because there are not a hundred layers on this card! And NO BLACK! LOL

The Ways to use It Challenge was to use Embossing Powder - For more details - here is the link: WT149- Embossing Powder

Here are the products I used: (All Stampin' Up!)

Stamp Sets: So Many Scallops, Warmest Regards (retired), Circle of Friendship

Cardstock & Paper: Western Sky DP, Ruby Red, Blue Bayou, River Rock,

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Clear EP, Embossing Buddy, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Pewter hodgepodge kit, Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Scallop Punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch and corner rounder.

Have a Blessed day!

Thomas Kincade

My friend Holly got me hooked on the Thomas Kincade stamps but they are time consuming to watercolor. But I love to Watercolor! This card is just lots of layering of watercolors. Details are listed below:

Stamps: Floral BG, Thomas Kincade (from Cornish Heritage Farms), All in a Row, Small Script

Cardstock and Ink: Accent Inks Stonehenge, Purely Pomegranite, Basic Black, Naturals White

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, aquapainter, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Black Grosgrain, Paper piercing Tool

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SCS SC159 In the Pommy Garden

I am on a Pomegranite kick these days. LOL I just can't get enough of it! I got the In the Garden stamp and didn't know what I would do with it when I saw it was SO large! It is the size of a back ground stamp!

Here is the link to the SCS sketch challenge:

Stamps: In the garden, All in a Row, Lots of Thoughts (you can get this one free during Sale-a-bration! ask me how), canvas background

Ink: I used Purely Pomegranite, More Mustard, Garden Green and Not Quite Navy Ink Pads with my Aquapainter to watercolor the images. Timber brown Staz On and basic black ink pads too.

Accessories: Black marker, Paper Piercing template and tool, Dimensionals, Black grosgrain, Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain, Vintage Brads, 2 way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Debby M's Challenge - Friendship Blooms

Well, my sweet cherub and I were stamping tonight - I was so engrossed with my coloring that I wasn't paying much attention to her.

I pulled out the new Sale-a-bration sets and played.
Stamp set: Friendship Bloom, Sincere Salutations
CS & Ink: Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Very Vanilla Craft, Watercolor paper, Markers
Accessories: Corner punch, brass brads, Black EP, Embossing buddy, heat tool, 1/16th hole punch, Dimensionals, Aquapainters
Thanks for looking! Have a nice day!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Valentine's Angel

This is a card we will be making at Stamp Camp this month. It was a lot of fun! I used the sketch 158 - kick stand from Splitcoast Stampers.

Here is what I used:

Stamp Sets: All in a Row, If the halo Fits, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranite, Taken with teal, Whisper White, Spring Fling DP
Ink: Same, plus white gel pen, plus markers
Accessories: 1/16th hole punch, Fire Circle Rhinestone Brads, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 way glue pen, Paper Piercing Tool, blender pens.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge- WSC30

I got my box of new catty supplies and stamps today! YIPPEE! So I ripped it open and cut all my stamps and prepared them for INK! After dinner, I sat down to stamp and lo and behold, my quiet, loving husband wants to talk. HUH!? He never wants to talk! LOL This dear man, God gifted only 500 words a day too, usually uses them up by the time he comes home had words to SPARE this evening. Oh my. So I sat with him and I tried to look patient while he...I mean we talked. :) What is funny, is normally I am DYING to have someone to talk too, but tonight when I wanted to stamp - he wanted to talk. Or maybe it was because when he came home from work tonight he saw the man in brown had come and I was busy cutting....hmmm - conspiracy? lol
Well, when he was done, I mean we were done talking - I came to my room to fixate on my obsession - stamping! :) I went to Beate's blog and checked out her Sketch Challenge and immediately had a vision of the stamps and supplies to use.

Here are the supplies I used:
Stamp Sets: Morning Soft, Elegant Cheer
Cardstock & Ink: Lavender Lace Marker (to color the Pretties Kit, flower), Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Lovely Lilac DP, versamark
Accessories: Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tool and kit, Silver Cord, Mini Glue Dots, Silver EP, Heat Tool, Corner Punch, Fingers to curl the flower and edges of the leaves -
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Faux Silk - SC158 - Embrace Life

Well, not sure how I like the pin. This card seems a bit unbalanced. What do you think? I love the softness of the colors along with the pearls from the Pretties Kit.

I tried a new technique (new to me anyways!) called Faux Silk. To learn how to do it, click here:

Here are the materials I used to make the card -
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, and a Wordsworth stamp
Cardstock and Ink: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Black Gingham ribbon, Tissue paper

Have a great day! God Bless You!

Lots of Letters - well umm... numbers :)

here is the sketch -you can see more samples at my friend Debby's blog :
I have had so much fun lately doing different people's sketch challenges - can ya tell? I think that is all I have done since I started this blog! LOL I am not sur eif you are like me in the sense that when I see a sketch a card - colors and stamps and everything pop in my head. Are you? Well, as soon as I saw this and saw that it was a friend's dd birthday this picture came to my head. (I am a visual person.)

So here are the details of what I made:
Stamp Sets: Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Ginger DP
Chipboard: Lots of Letters, Blossoms and Borders
Ink: Craft Ruby Red, Cameo Coral - Chocolate Chip classic
Accessories: corner rounder, Coluzzle, White Gel Pen, Antique Brass Brads
Have a great night and thanks for looking!

ARGH! Ahoy matey!

Everytime I use this stamp set I sing the little song from the Backyardigans "ARGH! ARGH! ARGH! A Pirate, a pirate, a pirate says ARGH! (you gotta sing that ina grovelly voice. LOL)

Anyways, Splitcoast stampers had their sketch challenge today! Here is think link:

And the link to the gallery for more inspiration:

Here are the directions to making your own Kick Stand Card -

Cut cardstock 4 ¼” x 11”.Fold goes to the top of the card.Cut a section off the bottom of the front only and this is determined by your choice of panel size. Shape and size of the panel is the player’s choice.Place Panel 2's bottom edge even with the inside bottom edge. Don’t forget to decorate the inside with images or designer paper if you want.

My card was designed using the Ahoy matey stamp set, Celebrate everything, Allin a Row and the Itty Bitty BG's. Cardstock used was Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Real Red. Ink used was all of those colors plus Close to Cocoa and Sahara Sand. Accessories: Paper piercing Mat, Red Marker, Red Gingham, and dimensionals.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Greetings! I was in need of a Birthday card for my nephew and decided to do the Featured Stamper Challenge at For those of you who do not know what that is check out this website for the rules:

I chose the FS42 - Which was Texasgrammy and the card I chose to case was this one -

The materials I used to make this card are as listed:

Cardstock and Ink: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, marigold morning
DP: Gypsy harvest daisyd
Stamp Sets: Canvas BG, Euphoria Alphabet retired, All in a Row, So Many Sayings
Accessories: Making Memories Chipboard, More Mustard Craft Ink, Chocolate Chip marker to outline the K, Antique Brass Brads, 1/16th hole punch, 5/8 Chocolate grosgrain Ribbon.
Punches: Large Oval punch, Word Window Punch


Monday, January 7, 2008

Embrace Life!

After doing the Noble Deer card with Beate's challenge, I wanted to do another one. My inspiration comes from this link:

For this card, I used the following things:
Stamp Sets: Floral background, Holidays and Wishes, All In a Row and Embrace Life
Cardstock and paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black - Bali Breeze DP
Accessories: Dimensionals, Aquapainters, Scissors, Tool Kit with Paper piercing tool and guide, Watercolor crayons, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Fire Circle Brads, Black gingham ribbon
Ink: Black Staz On, Rose Red
For the flower (see picture), I water colored, then bent the edges. I added a little Dazzling Diamonds to some areas and the BLING (Fire circle brads.)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The chipboard - WSC 29

Well, it has been awhile since I have taken the challenge. Life has been throwing me some curves, but I am persevering through many difficulties and learning to GROW through them!
Anyways - back to the FUN stuff. Have you ever had anything you moved around so many times that you lost count as to how many times you moved it? Well, I had this piece of chipboard that fell out of the package MONTHS ago and I never actually took the 2 seconds it would take to put it away. Instead, I moved it from table to table or drawer to drawer only to have my 6 yo stamper dd bring it out and to move it again. So today, as I sat in my office, there it was - looking at me and I had a choice.... actually put it away with my chipboard or to use it. So with this challenge before me - I decided to use it.
In addition to that, my friend Holly sent me those little tear drops today. I LOVE fun mail. Nothing better than to get some fun new supplies to play with! I am not necessarily sure they go well with a masculine card, but I forged ahead on a mission to actually use them.
I ended up making this card for my nephews up and coming birthday. Another great fete for me! I am ahead of the game and have a birthday card ready before the actual date! YAHOO!
So here is the recipe - I used the Weathered background and Noble Deer stamp set. I watercolored it using the watercolor wonder crayons and aquapainters. Other materials used are: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black,Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel cardstock, distresser, sponges, tear drops, mini glue dots, twill and chipboard. Ink colors: Craft Chocolate Chip, Black Staz On, Close to Cocoa. I found some non-SU ribbon in my box and instead of the circle, I decided to use that small swatch of ribbon. Not sure if I like it - but it is complete for now....until I take it apart and redo it. LOL The letters are Making Memory Rub Ons.
Thanks for looking!

Fantasy Box + Directions

Hi Everyone - My good friend Debbie P. inspired me to make a Fantasy Box. After viewing the directions she sent me I found more detailed directions here

Thank you for such WONDERFUL directions. I had started using the Ginger Blossoms paper and made a mistake, so I dug around for some Retired designer paper to make my starter sample.
On this Fantasy Box, I used the Enchante' designer paper. The Pretties Kit, Dew Drops, my Bone folder, Perfect Plum CS, My 5 point petal flower punch, glue dots, mini glue dots, red sticky tape, my half inch and quarter inch circle punches are some of the supplies I used.
Thanks for looking!