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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.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

CC140 Sleigh Bells Ring

This is for today's color challenge. I do not have Kraft YET so I had to use Sahara Sand which I stamped with Aida Cloth in Purely Pomegrante. Focal image is stamped in Pomegrante on white then stickles applied to trees and various areas of the image. Sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with Cranberry EP. Both sentiment and image spongend w/pomegranted and matted on pomegrante. Snowflake embellishment attached.

Monday, November 12, 2007

STCC04, WSC27 Merry Bella

Well I am not feeling the best today and should not have tried to stamp but I did and here it is. This is for today's Stalker/Challenge Chasers Color Challenge and Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I stamped the image in Black Stazon and colored with Prisma Color Pencils then blended with Gamsol. The image and matt was cut in a circle using Fiskar's Circle template.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

FS40 Shower Time

This is for today's Featured Stamper honoring StampOwl a great stamper. I chose her Shower Birthday Wishes to CASE. I changed the colors and used a corner punch instead of brads and left the image corners squared.
I stamped the image in lavendar lace on the daisy lav lace pallet of prints SU designer paper and cut out the 3 sections and pieced them in their places.. Then I stamped the umbrella on the swirl design of lav lace POP paper and cut it out then popped it up. The lavendar CS was cut to layer then punched the corners .

Saturday, November 10, 2007

IC101 Giddy Up Bella

Well I joined the other millions of crazed stampers and bought some Bella's. I just wish they had regular arms instead of stick figures. Anyhoo I made this for today's Inspiration Challenge presented by Karen using this email card she found. I wanted to use one of my new bella's and I also wanted to do Beate's WSC to boot. I almost made it, Beate's Weekend Sketch was a square not rectangle design. Oh well. The image is stamped in Black Stazon and colored with Water Color Crayons using WC brush. Background is various images inked with SU Markers and huffed for stamping. The focal image and matt was cut out using Fiskars Circle Template. I used some scallop decorative trim scissors to cut the matt.

Friday, November 9, 2007

2nd take on LSC141 Caroling Chickens

This is my 2nd card for today's Limited Supply Challenge. I had already started on this image a few days ago and was inspired to finish it. I used the Penny Black "Carolers"(Chickens) image I got recently from Addicted to Rubber Stamps. This took a lot of time. The image is 3 chickens in a row. I stamped the center one covering the other 2 w/tape when I inked. Then I masked that one and covered up the one on the end of the row the same way for row 2 and then row 3 I masked the 2 bottom rows to stamp all 3 and so on and so on. Man I was tired and out of masking tape by the time I finished this one. lol. The final touches were added today with a mask over the choir I stamped the wire background in black and added the layers and had to hand write the sentiment. Whey. I think I like it though.

LSC141, CC139 Cool Yule Cat in Hammock

Whey, I thought I had lost all of my skills. I made 3 attempts at a project Thursday and finally quite. Today I stamped my image 3 times before getting a good one to use.
This is for today's Limited Supply Challenge and Tuesday's Color Challenge.

I stamped my new Penny Black Cat in Hammock on white in Black Stazon. Colored with Prisma Color Pencils then blended using blending stumps and Gamsol. Matted on Garden Green then Ruby Red then White card base. I cut out Cool Yule using my Quickutz Alphabet "Daisy Mini "in bashful blue.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

SC149 Snow Burst

This is for today's Sketch Challenge. I love this sketch and will be using it again.I stamped the snowflakes in Bashful Blue then applied stickles for bling, distressed the edges with bashful blue and matted on 2 different shades of blue CS I had from Michaels. Layer 2 is embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes then I sponged the top w/bashful blue. Layer 1 is some Paper Studio designer paper that just happened to match bashful blue. I love it when a plan comes together. I needed to make a good one after my bomb from yesturday's attempt. So how'd I do?

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Triple Challenge

This is a triple combinations of challenges. Monday's Technique challenge to make a horizontal pocket card. Sunday's Featured Stamper featuring jpmayo. I chose to CASE her Fav Little Snowman card. I changed the background stamps and colors using the Stalker/Challenge Chasers Color Challenge for this week using Sage Shadow, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.
The white pocket base is stamped with Circle of Friendship in Regal Rose and snowflakes in Sage. Snowflake brads hold the pocket closed. Ribbon across the top is really shiny IRL. Focal image is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and colored w/SU Markers using Sage, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant. Pocket insert Sage Shadows with sentiment from Many Merry Messages stamped in eggplant and matted on pretty in pink. Eggplant tab punch used to lift insert out.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Featuring Priceless Bareback

This is for Sunday's Featured Stamper featuring jpmayo this week. She has a fab gallery to chose from. I picked her WANTED card to CASE. I do not have the Outlaw dp yet so I used what I had. Also do not have the Wanted set yet. I used Priceless and Bareback instead and left off the flower.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Limited Supply Snowman

This is for today's Limited Supply Challenge. To make an easily reproduced holiday card for mass production. I used Snowflake through the Cuttlebug for the base. Stamped the image in Brocade Blue and applied stickles to the snowflakes and white puff paint to the base of the image. Image needed some matting and I decided to swirl it a bit alternating the corners using corner punch. Shimmery ribbon behind the image.

We are getting ready to leave for the BATTLE OF ATLANTA so no stampin' or post this weekend. I will return Monday with pics and catch up then. Have a great weekend

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Ok I have been uploading since May 2007 to my SCS gallery and have been jealous of the many talented creators and their 50, 75 and 100+ comments in their galleries. Today I finally have an upload with 50 comments. YEH FOR ME!!!! It is my Jolly Ranchers card from Wednesday. I am so excited.

Singing Chickens CC Sketch Challenge

This is for the Challenge Chasers Sketch Challenge "On an Angle". I stamped the image on thin paper in black then cut it out to use as a mask for Masking Technique used last Thursday in the Ways To Use It Challenge . Stamped it again in Black Stazon on white CS. Then inked and stamped Chicken Wire Background with my mask in place over my stamped image. Image was colored with Prisma's then blended w/gamsol. I tried to find a sentiment using Chistmas Songs to go in the upper right corner. May just hand write it.