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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.