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Monday, December 31, 2007

Split Citrus Image

This is for today's Technique Lovers Challenge to do a non B&W SPLIT NEGATIVE. This was my very 1st attempt at this technique and I clearly need MORE practice. NOT at all happy with this attempt but it was fun to try. I cut 2 white sheets then stamped them both alike as much as possble in 2 different inks. I used Versa magic Key Lime and Mango Madness Dew Drops then heat embossed them with Clear Detail EP. Layed them on top of each and made my cut in the center. That was when I found out I did not get the full slice image centered, eeekkk. I stamped the cocconut drink from MFT in Close to Cocoa and colored it with SU Markers. I tied some ribbon on the side and gave up. Oh well there is always tomorrow... :(
Stamps: Citrus & Such, So Many Sayings, My Favorite Things Hit The Beach,
Ink: Versa mark Dew Drops Key Lime & Mango Madness
Accessories: Clear Detail Emblossing Powder, Ribbon
Techniques: Split Negative

This is my 2nd attempt after being inspired by luvn2stamp's Sending You Love. My 1st attempt at today's technique to do SPLIT NEGATIVE W/a TWIST was such a disaster I decided to try again. Not much better so I still need MORE practice. DH is rolling his eyes at me.This was designed using Quickutz Revolutions Cookie Cutters lg Heart then I ran them through the cuttlebug using the Swirl folder and cut them in the middle. I distressed the top of the pink w/Regal Rose and the red w/White Craft ink. Attached a narrow pink ribbon in the center to cover where the 2 join. I popped the sides up and glued the bottom to make a Valentine Candy holder. There are 2 nuggets inside. The small heart is stamped in regal rose and cut out then popped up.
Stamps: Sweet Talk
Paper: red, Doodlebug designer paper -Love letters
Ink: regal rose, white craft ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swirl, Quickutz, Revolution Cookie Cutters Heart

Sunday, December 30, 2007

FS From the Heart

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER featuring dlounds and her gallery. I chose her GIFT CARD HOLDER DEER STYLE to case. I changed the colors and stamps. I used my Fiskars heart border punch instead of the scallop edge and used the hearts as corner decor rather than brads.The image is stamped in black stazon then colored w/PrismaColor Pencils and blended w/gamsol. Diminsional Glaze applied to the hearts on hte dress and in her hand. Red glitter is applied to the dots on the dress.
Stamps: From The Heart
Paper: Red Textured CS, Pink, Love Desinger Paper Studio
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Fiskars Heart Border Punch
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Inspired Cocktail Dress THANK U

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE COCKTAIL DRESS. This dress is gorgeous. I stamped the swirls from priceless with Versa mark then the THANK U from True Friend in VM and sprinkled Stampendous Jewel Gold Emblossing powder. Then heat set it. I stamped the weathered background in River Rock on Vanilla CS then tied the ribbon around it and tied a bow and attached it. I am not happy with this one but got a lot of after Christmas cleaning to do so decided to load anyway. Maybe I will do better tomorrow.

Friday, December 28, 2007

By The Seashore Sunshine

This is my version of serious needed therapy and playing catch up. I combined Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT, and Today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE for a Triple Challenge Card.The circle is sponged using barely banana and groovy guava. the sky is bashful blue, seawater is cool carribean. The seashore is creamy caramel. Sentiment and shells are stamped using close to cocoe. For the LIST of 2-3 designer papers I used paper piecing for her cloths and hat. The hat is popped up on diminsionals. I hand drew the birds in the upper right corner. and drew a line with my 2 way glue pen to add the glitter for a foamy glisening look. You will be happy to know that the shakes are now over and I can rest easily. All I needed was some
Stamps: MFT By The Seashore
Paper: Basic Grey DP, White
Ink: Close to Cocoa, creamy caramel, bashful blue, cool carribean, barely banana, groovy guava, Timber brown Stazon
Accessories: Stampendous White Glitter, Brown Ribbon
Techniques: sponging

DT's are setting in

OK, today is my 2nd day of not being able to do the SCS Challenges and I am starting to see pink elephants on the ceilings, big spiders crawling on the walls, and my hands do not feel like they are attached any longer. I have the DT's from not stampin' :(.
My daughter has my vehicle sincer her's decided to die on the road Saturday. I went looking yesturday and was so hopeful but NOT to what I found, so I am still looking. With no way to go except w/hubby I have to come to work with him at 6:15 AM. I usually say GB to him and go to my playroom as he goes out the door. Then I come to work after some serious stampin' therapy. Today Iam going home early to catch up on the last 2 days of challenges and get some MUCH needed therapy in. Hope to find her a way to go real soon.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Jolie's Smelling the Flowers

This is for today's Sketch Challenge, Tuesday's Color Challenge, and Sunday's Featured Stamper Challenge. I had a difficult time deciding which 1 of Crissy's cards to CASE especially once my HH order arrived Monday so I am doing a 2nd one. I chose her SMELL THE FLOWERS this time. Had to dirty this one soon. I was having psychotic I changed the colors to match the CC, the layout to match the sketch and had to hand write the sentiment bc I forgot to order that one:( This is really shiny IRL. Check out my blog for a closer view. The image is stamped in black stazon then colored w/Prisma's and blended w/Gamsol. The grass and daisies are popped up. The bottom of the card is sponged w/green galore. The edges of the daisies are distressed with a light touch of brown and centers are colored lightly w/brown. It is a neutral so I hope it is OK. I really wanted to sponge a sky with blue but I know it is not neutral and would not fly.heehee. Don't want the police to get me this close to New Years. I am going fishing with DH. Hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas Day. Work begins again today and will take me all day long to catch up on work since Friday. I am not sure it is worth being off :(
Stamps: High Hopes Jolie's Little Friend,
Paper: Real Red, Green Galore, Glorious Green
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red
Accessories: Quickutz, Mega & Giga Scallop Punch, Daisy Paper punch (2 sizes), Ranger Stardust, Lime Green, Red Stickles, diminsionals
Techniques: gamosl magic
12/27/07 Update on this post. This is only my 3 card in SCS gallery that has reached 5o commnets. YEY (((((((hugs)))))))) to everyone at SCS.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE. This weeks colors fit today. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. I finally received my High Hopes order and so I got to play with this guy. He is bigger than I expected! The image is stamped in black stazon then colored with my PrismaColor Pencils and blended w/Gamsol. I applied Ranger Stickles to the snowman and Silver Pearl Paint to the badge. The backgrounds are stamped with the paisley from Fresh Fillers using tone on tone. The sentiment is stamped in Glorious Green on Green Galore CS. The hemp is curled and glued with 2 way glue pen. I will have to hang onto this for next year but I got a head start for my cards already. I had to get this stamp dirty. LOL. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Cowboy Snowman, Roundin Up, High Hopes, Fresh Fillers
Paper: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Real Red
Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore, Black Stazon
Accessories: Prisma Color Pencils, Gamsol, Blender Stumps, Hemp, Ranger Stickles, Polymark Silver Pearls Paint, 2 way glue pen
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Monday, December 24, 2007

Sympathetic Expressiomistic Lovely Tree

This is for today's Technique Challenge by Guest Host Riley using Expressiomistic as a technique. I have never tried this before. I need more practice. Not sure I like what I am loading but gotta get busy for a Christmas Dinner. Not much play time today :(I brayered the background using Old Olive, Really Rust and So Saffron. Then I stamped the image in Pumpkin Pie and spritzed it then stamped it. With the help of my fav tool Stamp-a-ma-jig and heat tool to dry my paper I then stamped the image in Old Olive. I wanted a fall color look. Layered 3 times then tied the Elements Warm color Hemp and attached a copper round swirl to the right.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Close as a Memory
Ink: Old Olive, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Hemp, Circle Swirl
Techniques: Expressiomistic

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pringles Covered Cans Wrapped Up

This is for Thursday's Ways To Use It: Its a Wrap. I am having to back up to do it. I have been saving my single serving Pringles Cans for a while now and today I covered them with WalMart Holiday Cheer Designer Paper. The lids were glued to Paper then I applied Crafters Glue to the rim to reseal the can. The tag is from SU "Tags For All". The "Do No Open Til Christmas" Sentiment is from Close to my Hearts "No Peeking" set. The Merry & Bright is from Gina K's "Punchy Words". The insides are filed with Hershes Cardinal Cherry Kisses. Yummy. I really LOVE how these cute cans turned out and will be doing this for more gift ideas. It was very simple to do.
Stamps: Tags for All, No Peeking (CTMH), Punchy Words (Gina K)
Paper: Wal Mart Holiday Cheer Designer Paper
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: 1" circle punch, Crafters Glue

Friends are Phew

This is for today's Featured Stamper Challenge. This week one of my favs is featured. Congrats to 1startist4highhopes. Crissy has an awesome gallery and was my inspiration to recently order from High Hopes. Still waiting on my order :( so I used my Hambo Skunk instead to CASE her Tink Skunk in the Garden.I changed the sketch layour colors and sentiment. I do not have her stamp so I had to use what I had. The skunk is stamped in versa mark then embossed with heat using Stampendous Marcasite Opaque (very glittery black). I colored the flowers and tongue with prismas then blended gently w/gamsol. The paper is non SU paper I am trying to use up from Wal-Mart . The skunk is on 2 layers or bright and deep pinks then varigated shades of blue, pink, and silver elastic cord tied to the bottom. This is popped up on diminsions. I stamped the flowers on the yellow and hearts on the pink layers in Versa Mark from Background Basics. The sentiment is also from Hambo and is stamped in Versa Mark and then heat embossed using JoAnn's Craft Essentials Pastel Blue EP. I thougth the bottom layer had time to set before I tried to emboss but some still picked up the EP. Oh Well
Stamps: Hambo Skunk, Hambo Friends are Phew, Background Basics
Ink: versa mark
Accessories: JoAnn Craft Essentials Pastel Blue EP, Stampendous Marsasite Opaque EP, Elastic Cord,
Techniques: heat emboss, gamsol

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Inspirational Post-It Note

This is for today's Inspiration Challenge. This is an adorable post it note, but then I love birds.I used REVERSE MASKING TECHNIQUEusing my Fiskars Circle cutter. I used the inside of the circle for placement to stamp the image using Versa Mark then hand drew with Versa Mark pen some lines on the left. I used Ranger Holographic embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted some glitter to it. I applied white liquid applique then Snow White Fun Flock to the open ares on the bird image. Hand drew some dots using Pumpkin Pie SU Marker. I sponged the inside of the circle with Tempting Turquoise then distressed the edges with Temp Turquoise. Stamped the sentiment and tied a ribbon. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Natural Beauty, Wonderful Words
Paper: White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Versa Mark
Accessories: Ribbon, Fiskars Circles, White Liquid
Applique, Snow White Fun Flock,
Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder, Fiskars Circle Template
Techniques: Reverse Masking, Distressing

Friday, December 21, 2007

Simply Baroque

This is for today's Limited Supply Challenge to SIMPLIFY IT!. Well sometimes I think my creations are too simple but I am playing along. I used my card from Yesturday BAROQUE SCRIPTS since it was readily available but this pic is showing the paper darker than yesturday's. I removed the saffron pallet of prints with paper piercing and faux stitching and replaced it with plain so saffron cs. I left my wasabi circles in the same place but this time popped up my 3 images and placed then differently (I think I like them better straight across but still popped up. I also removed the ribbon. Hope I played along by the rules. If not please consider Christmas is next week,, my grandbabies will miss their Nana if I go to jail.teehee

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Triple Play Baroque Scripts

This is a Triple Challenge Play. When I saw the sketch on Wednesday I had 2 things in mind. This was my 2nd option so I went with it until todays challenge is loaded. Just can't stamp without Besides I borrowed this set from Shannon so I needed to use and return it just needed some inspiration on when and what to use it on.
Monday's Technique Lovers Challenge of Dazzle, Tuesday's Color Challenge, & Wednesday's Sketch Challenge.I stamped the big swirl from the set in So Saffron on So Saffron CS and matted it on wild wasabi CS. I stamped 2 of the florals in Elegant eggplant and 1 in Wild Wasabi. Then applied Iradesant Ice glitter in the open areas with a 2way glue pen. Glue a gem in the center and cut them out. They are matted along with 2 wasabie circles on so saffron pallet of prints which is paper pierced then faux stitching done with eggplant marker and matted on eggplant cs. I tied a knot and attached it to my ribbon then cut the layered oval nameplate from quickutz and stamped the sentiment from Small Scripts in wasabi and distressed the edge. This has a really big shine IRL to it. Pictures do not always do justice.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sandy Claws

This is for today's Sketch Challenge. Thanks Rox for this one it was fun. In all of my Christmas Card making and sending I forgot the most important one, my DH. He loves this stamp set so I could not resist using it today. The santa hat is colored with prisma then Polymark Bright Red Glitter applied. I applied Polymark white puff paint to the rim and ball. The presents also have the Polymark bright red glitter in the circles. I used my prisma Color Pencils to color then blended w/Gamsol. Stamped colored and cut out the crab then popped it up. Sentiment is stamped in RR then GG and cut out with Word window punch. I hand cut the 2 matts. I hope he likes this. I had this card on it's side to take the pic and just realized this crab looks so excited, NOT!!LOL.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Absolutely Fabulous Viola

This is for today's Color Challenge. The image was stamped in Black Stazon on Very Vanilla then colored with Prisma Color Pencils and blended w/Gamsol. Glitter glue applied to grapes and cheese. Distressed and matted on Wild Wasabi then So saffron distressed and matted on Elegant Eggplant.Sentiment is from Absolutely Fabulous and stamped in eggplant on so saffron edges distressed w/eggplant marker then popped up. This is for a co-worker who just received a promotion. Hope he likes it and because it is for a man I opted to not put any ribbon on this one but I do think I need to do something maybe with the upper right and lower left corners of the main image layer. Any suggestions?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dazzling Snow Globe

This is for today's Technique Lovers Challenge to Add Some Dazzle and I used this Sketch Challenge.I did not have any Dazzling Diamonds yet but will be getting some very soon. I had to use Rangers Holographic Emblossing powder instead. It still shines and shimmers but not like DD. It is really hard to see but I used Polymark white Puff Paint under the snowman for faux snow. Hope ya like it.
The image is stamped in Black Stazon on Glossy White Card Stock then colored with SU Markers Real Red, Garden Green and Bashful Blue. Then I pained under the snowman using White Puff Paint for a faux snow look. The image was covered with Versa mark then Ranger Holographic Embossing powder applied and heat set. I cut the image out and attached it to the square then popped it up on the card. I tied holographic thin ribbon around the bottom panel.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Blooming with Happiness

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER featuring lzappa. I picked her Blooming with Happinesscard to CASE. I changed the colors and where I placed my ribbon. I also colored the torn edge of my paper and used a different desinger paper. I cute opposite corners of my image with a corner punch. Image is colored w/SU markers of and Ranger Stardust Stickles applied to the bodice.

Friday, December 14, 2007

ATS Monochromatic Snowman Christmas Scene

This is a combination of today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE and Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT challenges.My image is one I got last year from Addicted To Stamping. It is stamped in Brocade Blue on a white card base. The edges are sponged with Brocade Bliue and a dab on the hat and body of the snowman and parts of the ground. I applied Ranger Holographic Embossing powder to various areas on the image and set it with heat and just was not happy with it so I applied Ranger Stadust Stickles. Still not as shimmery as I wanted but I figured I better leave well enough alone. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jolliest Time of the Year

This is for today's Sketch Challenge. This was truely a challenge for me. I used my WalMart Snowman Holiday cardstock for my base, layers and matts. The image is stamped in black stazon and colored with Prismas then blended w/gamsol. Have I mentioned lately how very much I LOVE my Prisma color Pencils, a valuable investment! Stickles applied to snow dots, edges of snowman and snowflake on sentiment. Sentiment is hand cut to look like a tag. Silver cord tied on the end. Paper Piercing in the upper left and lower right corners of the base. Image and sentiment are popped up on dimensionals. This would definetly NOT be one I would do mass production on. lol.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Gifts of Joy Card Holder

This is Today's Color Challenge Rosey Celery w/Pumpkin and Monday's Technique Challenge of Gift Card Holder. I needed 1 more gift card holder so this took care of that need. Keep thoses challenges coming ladies. I live for them. LOLMy efls are stamped in Black Stazon and colored with Prisma Color Pencils then blended w/Gamsol. The ornament has Polymark Clear Glitter applied with just a dab on the elfs cheeks(they have to sparkle ya Focal image is matted on Certainly Celery Pallet of Prints paper then Ribbon Stapled for embellishment. Card holder base is Rose Red stamped inside and outside in Rose Red with the stocking stamp from this set.The inside is the stocking and sentiment stamped in Black stazon then colored with ink from the stamp pad using my blender pen. I needed White Glitter but only have clear which is applied to the top of the stockings. How'd I do?

Monday, December 10, 2007

Beary Merry Christmas Gift Card Holder

This is for todays' Technique Lovers Challenge to PIECE UP A GREAT GIFT by making a gift card holder and using paper piecing as well. Thanks Michelle for this challenge. I am almost finished with Christmas Cards except I needed 2 gift card holders so that took care of 1 of those for me.I used Jen's turorial Michelle included except it really does help if you read in it's entirety BEFORE you I am so used to attaching my focal image until I slapped that adhesive on at attached it to the front then remembered I was suppose to put dimensionals on the left backside and nothing on the right. oooppss. Oh Well. I improvised and used a velcro sticker to close my holder. I should have popped up the bow tie which is my paper piecing. I stamped the image on green using real red ink and cut out the bow tie to put in place. The santa hat is also cut out, colored and attached. The sentiment is from Beary Merry Christmas and is coloring in using Garden Green and Real Red markers matted and popped up. Paw prints are stamped randomly on the card base in black. The bear is stamped in Timber Brown Stazon then colored with water color pencils. Stickles is applied to the button, rim and ball of the hat.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Snow Globe Featuring Charlene

This is for today's Featured Stamper Challenge featuring LivLuvsStampin. Her gallery is just awesome. I had a hard time picking 1 but finally chose her Christmas in a different color. I changed the colors and the images but kept the sketch layout the same. I stamped the snowmam 3 times from Snowglobe in Black Stazon then colored them with SU Markers Real Red, Bashful Blue and Blue Brocade and Close to Cocoa. I applied stickles on the santa hats The sentiment and snowflakes are stamped in Bashful Blue. Sentiment is popped up. How'd I do?

Saturday, December 8, 2007

New Rubbah from Rubbernecker

I have had some time today to play so I have been inking up some new stamps I got from Rubbernecker. On the left is Santa's Face the image in the middle is Tangled Kittie with matching sentiment, and the Christmas Cactus on the left.. The Santa's Face image is stamped with black stazon then colored with Prisma's and blended with Gamsol. then Polymark White Glitter Paint applied to the white part of the hat. The kittie image is stamped in Timber Brown and water colored with SU water color crayons. The Christmas Cactus is stamped in Green Stazon and colored with Prismas then blended w/gamsol. I love these images and just had to go ahead and use them. I applied polymark white clear crystals to the top of the mountains, cactus and ground but it dries clear instead of white. Gotta get some true white to look like snow. Anyway hope you like it.

A Dashing Beary Merry Christmas

This is for today's Inspiration Challenge. I was so inspired by the dots and stripes in the bedding and my 1st thought was "Oh my Dashing SU DP that I need to use" so I used the idea and changed the colors. Hopefully the Challenge Police will not arrest me, I mean after all it is almost
The image is from Beary Merry Christmas (which has no gallery to place in) stamped in Timber Brown Stazon then colored with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol. I really like how this one turned out but what do you think?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Keep Christmas Sketch Challenge

This is for today's Sketch Challenge and Tuesday's Color Challenge . I had some scraps left over from yesturday's card so I thought I would stay with the CC but had to add a little red for the berries. Image is stamped in Black Stazon then colored with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol. The candle has Plymark Crystal Glitter applied and the flame is colored with Prismas then Ranger Stardust Stickles applied to it. The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive Craft Ink then heat embossed with Ranger Holographic EP. I tied Needloft Iradescent white cord into a bow. Hope someone likes this for another Christmas Card is off my list of to do's.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Snowman Color Challenge

This is for today's Color Challenge and I used a stamp in a set I got last year from Addicted To Stamping. Image is stamped in Black Stazon and colored using my SU Ink Pads and Blender Pen then matted on Summer Sun. A strip of White CS was ran through the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder then matted on Certainly Celery. Background layer is Old Olive with a snowflake image from the $1 bin at Michael stamped in Old Olive. Then sentiment "Joy is in the air!" from Snow Globe stamped in Old Olive. Applied a snowflake embelishment to upper right corner and tied a white sheer ribbon bow around the strip.

Monday, December 3, 2007

CHF Christmas Cardinal

YeePee. I placed an order from Cornish Heritage Farms Saturday and it came today. I have never ordered and received that quick. WOW. Here is the main image I wanted. I have been drooling over the retired SU Set Christmas Cardinal and this image is close to the one in it.

I stamped the image in Black Stazon on white cardstock. Then I colored it with Prisma pencils and blended with gamsol. I applied red glitter glue to the outer edges and head of the bird. placed brads in the 4 corners and matted image on red and green paper from the Wal Mart Holdiay Greetings Designer Paper which was also used to make the background. I really like how this turned out and I LOVE this image.

Snowpeople ST Color Challenge

This is for today's Stalker/Chaser Color ChallengeI stamped the image in Black Stazon on water color paper then colored with Markers & blender pen using ink pad for Pomegrante. I applied Polymark crystal glitter paint to the bottom edge and also in the balls on the hats. Stamped the sentiment in Whisper White Craft ink under the image. This image was so large there was no room for ribbon so I left it off.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Lovely Christas Tree

This is for today's Featured Stamper featuring CuttersCallous (Rose Ann). I chose to CASE her Mom's Solemn Stillness] card. I changed the colors and image. I stayed with the sketch. I have silver textured CS for mats and used some Red & Green from a Holiday Pack I got from Michaels. The tree is stamped in VersaMark on white then embossed with Green Tinsel EP. The sentiment is also stamped in VM then embossed with Green Tinsel EP. Silver Cord tied around image. I popped up the focal image section.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Santa's Elf Delivery

I received this wonderful package today with a return addres "Santa's Elf, North Pole". It was full with this beautiful Card, Rhinestones, See D's Thanks You stamps and my favorite food group "CHOCOLATE". Thank you so much my little Elfer.

Hog & Kisses

Well I did 3 in 1 for this card. Today's Limited Supply Challange to use a stamp 1.5X1.5 or smaller as the focal image, Thursday's Ways to Use It Challenge to use Metallic Paper, and Stalkers/Chasers Sketch Challenge. I am going to put this beside the coffee machine for DH when he wakes up to get a cup. He is NOT handling the recent loss of our family members well at all.

UPDATE On the Dogs:

The trap is set and in less than 1 hr the white pit bull had been nabbed. The animal shelter came and picked that one up and reset the trap. Now we are just waiting on the brown one. A neighbor told me last night the brown one was the one to be afraid of, very violant.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sweet Holidays

This is for Wednesday's Sketch Challenge and this weeks Stalker Chasers Color Challenge. Image is stamped in Timber Brown Stazon then colored with SU Markers Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Mellow Moss and Old Olive, and Creamy Caramel. The dots on the roof, gumdrops and popsicles are topped with Crystal Effects. The roof is painted with White liquid applique. Candy swirls stamped in red stazon and colored with RR marker. Image is matted on real red. Panel 2-b is Paper Studio Candy Cane Stripe designer paper cut in the shape of candy cane and matted on real red. The sentiment is stamped with handsome hunter and real red markers using huffing and my stampamajig. Candy cane and candy swirls are popped up. Background panel is Dashing designer paper from SU and matted on Handsome hunter. One more Christmas card done and many more to go.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rest in Peace CharlIe & Britney - Upadate 11/30

OK we went to bed last night at 10pm and at 10:45 were awakened to what sounded like an army on the back porch fighting. We got up and by the time my husband got some clothes on to go outside the noise was gone. Walking out on the porch we found Charlie near death's door, bleeding and barely breathing with what looked like a broken neck. Jessie said he could not make it out but it looked like a white dog running off in the woods. We still have 2 other cats that are presently unaccounted for, Britney (Charlies Mom) that is too old and feeble to fight off a big dog, and Socks who is young and frisky and has not been home during the night lately. I think he is courting someone. This morning will involve searching through the woods behind the house for cats and then calling the human society to come find this pack of wild dogs that did this. By the sound of the barks in the woods last night there were at least 2 maybe 3.
Britney was found this morning on my way to work laying in the front yard with frost all over her. Jessia found a whole in her chest and thought it might have been from a gunshot. I am hoping that is not true because that would mean someone shot her in our yard aiming at our house. Charlie & Britney will be buried in the pet cemetry where the other animals have been placed My 48 yr old husband cried for 30 min last night. Britney was saved from the animal shelter 11 yrs ago or more and she was carring a litter at the time. Charlie was one of the litter and they will be greatly missed around here. Socks is still alive and well, guess sometimes tomcatting can pay off if your not around when trouble happens.

Update 11/30
Yee Haw , I got home from work today and nothing in the trap. Went upstairs to put some things away and 1 hr later when I came downstairs there was a dark brown dog in the trap. This is not the same brown dog that I am hoping to trap but nevertheless a dog running wild. The human society will pick her up tomorrow, reset the trap Monday and we will see how many more we get. So far we have trapped 3 dogs running wild in our yard.

Holy Triptych Christmas

One more Christmas card done. For this one I used today's Sketch Challenge combined with Tuesday's color challenge Basically Soft. The image is stamped in Black Stazon then colored with Prisma's and blended w/gamsol. Stickles icicles were applied in the star, headband and halos for shine. Image and sentiment pieces sponged w/basic grey for distressing. ribbon tied on layer 2-b to make it look like a present.
I used Basic Grey Matt and attached Certainly Celery to it. Then the 3 layers are all matted with Bashful Blue. The sentiment is stamped in Certainly Celery. Layer 2-b is Pallet of Prints in Certainly Celery. Hope ya like it. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Certainly Bashful LAD Cowboy Howdy

I combined Today's Color Challenge to use Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Basic Grey with Sunday's Featured Stamper honoring TexasGrammy for this card. I CASED her HOWDY Y'ALL card.I changed the colors, image and background. I used Lizzie Ann Designs cowboy and sentiment. Hamob's rope. I also had to flip the sketch to fit my image. I used a round swirl rather than an oval. The edges of sentiment and image are sponged with Bashful Blue. Had to add some neutrals for the boots and rope. Image is colored with Prismas and blended w/gamsol. How'd I do?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Treats

I made this for today's Technique Lovers Challenge to make a Clear Sleeve nugget box and matching greeting card. I used some new textured card stock I bought at Wal-Mart last week and the Challenge Chaser's Sketch Challenge from last week. I stamped the sentiment in Versa Mark and embossed with Stamp-N-Stuff Blue Tinsel EP. The layers are matted with the darker blue CS from the pack. The white part of the snowman is covered with Tulip Glitter Crystal Sparkels.
The nugget box base is made with the snowflake textured CS used on the card. and the top is made with transperancy. The nuggets are covered with mailing labels stamped in Bashful Blue with My Favorite Things Holiday Treats which I have had for a while but they have not seen ink until today. :( isn't it. Hope you like it.
I had a really hard time getting a good picture because it keep showing shadows. Sorry.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

$1 Bin at Michaels

This is for this weeks Challenge Chasers Sketch Challenge. Thanks Barb for a fun one.I found these cute stamps at Micheals today on another shoppin' exersion with e3stamper (the queen of shoppers)lol. The designer paper is from Wal-Mart's Holiday Cheer pack. The presents are stamped in Black stazon and colored with watercolor pencils then the edges sponged with red and matted on red. The sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark then embossed with Green glitter EP. The edges are sponged. Both stips were vanilla stamped with Linen in Creamy Caramel. I tied some red cord around the sentiment stip. How'd I do?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Neutral Sensational Stitched Snowburst Snowflake

Here is my double challenge. I combined Today's Limited Supply Challenge to do SENSATIONAL SNOWFLAKES in neutral colors andThursday's Ways To Use It Challenge of STITCHES to sew or faux stitches. I inked the positive side of the Snowflake Cuttlebug folder with Going Grey and ran grey CS through it. Matted that on black. Then I stamped the snowflake in Going Grey on White and paper pierced the points. Sewed Black thread through the tallest points. Applied a clear gem in the center. I matted this on grey then black and centered it on the snowflake CB layer. Hope you like it :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jolly Ranchettes

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE with an extra bonus to use these colors for a Christmas Card. Well my line dancing Jolly Ranchers needed some females to dance with so this is what I came up with. Hope you like it! Image is stamped with Black Stazon then colored with Pretty in Pink and Garden Green SU Markers on Water Color Paper. The ribbon was as close as I could come to a match. (NEED MORE RIBBON)lol.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Espress Yourself Tea Bag Holder

This is a combination of Today's Color Challenge and Monday's Technique Lovers Challegne to make a tea bag holder.I stamped the cup in black stazon then just the heart in pretty in pink and the upper and lower of the cup in wasabi and cut them out to pop them up. The swirls are stamped in Close to Cocoa. I applied stickles around the edge of the heart. Image is matted on Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, and Brown on a vanilla base. I stamped the sentiment on the inside in Wild Wasabi on Wild Wasabi.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Dirty Dozen Sketch and Product Challenge

This is for this months Dirty Dozen Sketch and Product Challenge using the Holiday theme. The designer paper is some I picked up at the Dollar Store last year in a scrapbook kit set. The image is one of Micheal's $1 stamps from last year. The hat is colored with real red Prisma Color Pencil and then blended with Gamsol. The rim and ball on the hat are covered with white glitter tulip puff paint. I love this stuff it leaves a raised effect and is really sparkly. The matt behind the image was cut with the Fiskars Circle then I used scallop decor scissors to trim around. This is not an easy task. The SCS site is quirky so I can not attach the sketch. I will try later. Off to work for now. Hope everyone has a great day and week.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

FS41 Papermoon's Penguin

Congrats to you Shelly gurl as this weeks Featured Stamper. Since we recently swapped images I felt it only appropriate to CASE her Believe in the Season card she created from the image I sent her. I used the penguin image she sent me and changed the colors. Hope she likes it. Image is colored with Prismas and blended w/gamsol.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

IC102 Fabulous Flowers

This is for today's Inspiration Challenge and I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge as well. The shimmer and glitter was my inspiration and Christmas theme.The Flowers was stamped in Versa Mark then heat embossed with Red Glitter EP. I stamped 2 and cut the center out of the one on the bottom to apply to the top with diminshions so it looks like there are 3 layers. Stamped the sentiment from Loads of Love on Green CS in Real Red and cut it as a tag. Tied red cord from the flower to the tag and attached the tag to the card with diminishions. I tied some red with white dots ribbon around the red layer but I think I will remove it, just does not seem to fit.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Heartfelt Heartspeak

This is for today's Limited Supply HEARTFELT Challenge combined with Tuesday's KRAFTYcolor challenge and this months dirty dozen Product & Material Focus to use glitter.I like how this turned out. I went back in the archives to find a sketch that I could use. I think it is #131. I cut around the heart and cut a matt around it out of Rose Red then distressed the RR edges.
Sorry for no post yesturday but I am still under the weather. Went to the Dr. and I am feeling some better today. Hopefully on the down side of this cold. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Happy Mail Day

YEA! I got a lot of happy mail today. The beautiful card of the left using Big Red Blossom is from Kelly H and the gorgeous Make a Wish on the right is from Sara (deipara). Thank you girls so much and yes better late than never. I am very pleased to receive these.
I also had this happy mail in the box today. Shelly and I have swapped some images. This beautiful and shimmery card was enclosed. This beautiful shimmery card was also enclosed. Thank you so much Shelly.

SC150 Little Angel

This is for today's Sketch Challenge. MIL honored me last night with a request for a new baby girl card for the newest member to our family and well I had to do the SC anyway so ...I just love the shoes in this set from CTMH but then entire inside of the card (which would not take a good pic) is SU New Little Someone set that I also love when it comes to baby cards. All images are stamped in Pretty in Pink. The knot in the left corner of layer 3 is a paper knot taught to me by e3stamper (thanks Shannon). The desinger paper is Karen Foster. Hope I lived up to MIL expectations.