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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SC161 - Embrace Life

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I got my 1st new order from the new catty. YEH and 1st thing I did was dirty up that flower and cut some pp. I was drooling over this ginger blossom pattern paper when I saw it. And Faith (aka:markie's mom) has made me have to buy Embrace Life.Ruby Red layer is stamped with versa mark. Ginger blossom layer is matted w/river rock. Panel 3 is a wide coral colored ribbon I picked up in the $1 bin at Michaels. One side has white lines & daisies, did not work but I turned it over and viola'. The flower was stamped with Groovy Guava then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I found a flower embelishment that came close to ruby red, ran some hemp in the wholes and attached w/crystal effects. I hope you like it.
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Ginger Blossom, River Rock, Ruby Red
Ink: Groovy Guava
Accessories: Flower button
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

So Very In Full Bloom

I will not even begin to explain the trouble I have had with this card. This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE and Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE. I wanted to CASE her BRIGHT FISHING YOU WELL card. I changed the colors to fit the CC today and the stamps since I still had In Full Bloom out and handy. The flowers are embossed with Ranger Silver Tinsel and the bee with Stampin' Stuff Marcasite Embossing powder then colored with the Yo Yo Yellow SU Marker, cut out and matted on the white circle which was then matted on the black mega scallop circle. The yo yo yellow panel was pierced then going gray marker used to make the faux stitching. Sentiment stamped in Black. I used a black marker to make dots around the white circle. Basic Gray matted with Going Gray for the strip and yellow ribbon tied between the 2 tabs from Quickutz layered oval nameplate. Hope you like it.
Stamps: In full bloom, So Very
Paper: Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Black
Ink: Versa Mark, Going Gray, black
Accessories: Stampin Stuff Marcasite EP, Ranger Silver Tinsel, Ribbon, Quickutz Oval Layered Name Plate
Techniques: Heat Emboss, Fauz Stitching, Paper Piercing

Sunday, January 27, 2008

CASING In Full Bloom

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPERChallenge featuring "stampingPam" this week. I chose to CASE her very 1st upload card IN FULL BLOOM. I changed the colors but kept the layout somewhat the same except I added some Quickutz Lace corners and ribbon. Images are stamped in black stazon on water color paper then colored w/SU markers and cut out. I sprayed the white layer using the color spritzer tool with markers. Still need more practice on that technique. Attached the lace corners to the right upper and lower corners to balance it out. I sponged the edges of the YYYellow base with Orchid opulence but I think I may should not have done that. oh well. Hope you like it
In full bloom
Paper: Orchid opulence, yo yo yellow, black, old olive and old olive pattern paper
Ink: black stazon, yo yo yellow, orchid opulence, old olive
Accessories: color spritzer, water color brushes, ribbon, Quickutz Lace corner
Techniques: water color

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wishing You Well Inspiration Scraps

This is for today's INSPIRATION and Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY challenges. I sponged the sky using masking and bashful blue and barely banana ink pads, then a grass line using always artichoke. Stamped the flower image from Basic Backgrounds on a scrap of always artichoke. The wishing well was stamped on a very small scrap piece of white using black stazon then colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. Tied a yellow ribbon and stamped the sentiment in basic black. Wishing You Well set is a retired SU set with no gallery to place it in. I bought it from a co-worker who left SU for CTMH and sold most all of her stamp sets. I thought this one was really nice so I got it.
Stamps: Basic Backgrounds, Wishing You Well
Paper: white, always artichoke
Ink: black stazon, always artichoke, basic black
Accessories: ribbon, gamsol, prismacolor pencils
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Friday, January 25, 2008

What a Week I'm Having

Sorry I have not had a post for the past 2 days. I had to be a work really early Thursday for a meeting and chased my behind all day long trying to get somewhere.
Today I was rudely awakened by the phone at 5am asking me to work our Med/Surg floor. Well to say "YES" was clearly the wrong choice, it was horrible.
I am in serious need of some quality time with my rubbah. LOL. My doctor has prescribe a minimal of 1 hr a day and I have missed now 2 days and what is worse is that I have new RUBBAH that has not gotten dirty yet. EEEEKKKKK what will I do!!
Hopefully I will be back in the swing again in the morning. DH wants to go out of town but if it is raining, I vote for Rubbah Therapy.
Have a wonderful weekend, just in case I can not get back on to post :(

Shannon finally got to take the class for substitute teaching Thursday and they called her to work that night so today was her very 1st day as a Substitute Teacher. I am so very very proud of her. I told her this morning that if it was any help to know when she and her sister, who is 6 yrs younger than she is, were little they were always playing school and she was always the teacher. They were so cute. Now that little girl has grown up to be a real teacher, I think I am going to cry.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lovely Love Quotes

I made this for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesdays' COLOR CHALLENGE. Unfortunately it will go to the family of a 10yr little girl who died suddenly. She is the niece of a fellow co-worker. Her father was killed in a car wreck when she was only a few weeks old. My heart just pours out to this family and their grief is so enormous.The trees were stamped in blue bayou on white and sponged with soft sky for clouds and just a hint of red. I did use a small amt of barely banana for the sun peeking through. These layers are matted on blue bayou and the base is blue bayou. Panel 2 is soft sky pattern print flourishes. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart "Love Quotes" and is stamped in blue bayou. I really do not like having to make sympathy cards but certainly not for a 10 yr's family.
Stamps: Lovelly as a Tree, Love Quotes-CTMH
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky Pattern Paper, Whtie
Ink: blue bayou, soft sky, real red, barely banana
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: sponging

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ethel & Handbag

I have been waithing for the right moment to get this new stamp from Rubbernecker dirty and today's color challenge seemed to be that moment. This is for today's REAL SOFT BAYOUColor Challenge and last weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE. The image is stamped in black Stazon then colored w/Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/gamsol.
When I saw the color challenge for today I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use. I know you have seen those cute little old ladies that get their hair colored and it turns out blue? that over paint their lips with bright red lipstic and wear flashy colors that sometimes do not match well? I had an aunt that used to keep blue hair and I remember that from my childhood thinking how pretty it was. I have always loved blue, as a 50 yr old now I can say "WHAT WAS I THINKING!". I do still get a kick out of seeing them even though not too many blue haired ladies anymore, I still see the bright lipstick and mix matching. I added crystal effects to her glasses. I had one aunt that could slice pound cake thin enough you could see through it. She was not waisting anything. I think I inherited that trait. LOL. I ran the strip of real red left over from my mat cut through my paper crimper and used it as faux ribbon then tied a knot in rr and blue bayou stips. Hope you like it. I had fun making it even if it is 2am and I am suffering from insomnia.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Ethel & Handbag, Strange & Wonderful
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky Pattern Paper, real red
Ink: blue bayou, black stazon
Accessories: paper crimper, crystal effects
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Monday, January 21, 2008

Priceless Sweet Talkin' Pixie Pocket Heart Pouch

This is for today's TECHNQIUE LOVERS-PIXIE POUCH and last weeks TECHNQIUE LOVERS-POCKET HEART CHALLENGES. I love them both. This was my 1st attempt at the pixie pouch. I will be making more of these. The dp is some more of the sheet made by e3stamper a couple of weeks ago. I just love it and wanted to use it again.The burgandy scallop heart was cut with the Gigo Scallop punch and the pink heart using the Pocket heart template scaled down. I trimmed the top of the pocket heart with scallop decorative scissors, doodled around it and closed with a white heart brad. Stamped Kiss Me and inserted a Quickutz choc drop wrapped in a hersheys kiss paper wrap. Um the real kiss met it's fate as a sacrifice for this Hope you like it.
Sweet Talk, Priceless
Ink: Bravo Burgandy, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Black
Accessories: White heart brad, Hershey Kiss, Hershey Choc Bar
Techniques: Pixie Pouch, Pocket Heart

Sunday, January 20, 2008

FS50 So Very Sweet Strawberry Basket

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER featuring KATHYC. Her gallery is awesome and I chose this 1 to begin with. May do another one later. I chose her SWEET STRAWBERRIES to CASE. I used a different image and dp but same design style, I added a black layer to my focal image and used the double layer ribbon slider for my sentiment and layered with black instead of red. I used black gingham instead of red also. The image was stamped in black stazon then colored w/prismacolor pencils, blended w/gamsol then crystal effects applied to the berries.
So Very, Strawberry Basket,-Wood Cellar Graphics
Paper: Paper Sudio Red Check, Red, Black, White
Ink: Real Red. Black Stazon
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Crystal Effects, Ribbon, Giga & Mega Scallops, Circle punch, Quicktuz Ribbon Slider
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Be Mine Sweet Celebrations

This stinks that VSN is going on this weekend, dh is working and I could be stamping my heart out every hour but NO, I could not get that lucky, I have a test next week at work for my job that I have to study for, wahhhhh. I did take time to start my day as usual with at least doing the SCS challenge for the day.
This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE and Beate's WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE. I was inspired by the brown bag with the square pic of flowers and wanted to do Beate's SC anyway so it fit together. I also had some new stamps that were crying to get The main image is from My Favorite Things set "Be Mine" and was stamped in Timber Brown Stazon then colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/Gamsol. The roses are from Hanna's new "Sweet Celebrations" Set and are colored the same way cut out and popped up. Both are covered w/crystal effects. The lips were stamped w/regal rose then rose red, cut out and popped up. The sentiment is from "Sweet Celebrations" also. This was a fun card to make.
Stamps: MFT, Be Mine, Hanna Stamps, Sweet Celebrations
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Timber Brown Stazon
Accessories: Gamsol, Prismacolor Pencils, diminsionals
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Friday, January 18, 2008

Simply Said Short & Sweet Pocket Heart

Attmepting to redeem myself after my flop from yesturday and also retaining my "Queen of Combo" Throne. 4 in 1 here. 1. Today's LIMITED SUPPLY, 2. Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT -EMBOSSING, 3. Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and 4. Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE -POCKET HEART. Whey, what started out as a simple minded design got a little more detailed than desired. I stamped PolkaDot background in versamark on the red base and was not pleased so I covered it with pink stamped with dots & daisis. I used my white soufle pen to the center of daisies. Embosed the sentiment from Short & Sweet in white. I used some ribbon I got at WalMart last year to cover the joined layers. I stamped the daisy heart in black stazon on wc paper and colored with my SU markers Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Real Red then matted that on red and popped it up inside the pink pocket heart. Attached the pocket heart to layer 3 panel. Faux stitching around that panel and the pocket heart. Whey, now I can go to
Stamps: Simply Said, Dots & Daisies, Short & Sweet
Paper: non su
Ink: Real red, Regal Rose, black stazon
Accessories: white soufle pen, Ranger Whtie embossing powder, ribbon
Techniques: Heat Emboss

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bareback True Friend

Backing up and doing last weeks Ways To Use It -LEATHER since today's is not up yet and I have to go to work and I have to stamp before I can go to work,lol. I was sifting through my dp a few days ago and found this Paper Studio Buckskin Brown paper. Got mad bc last Thursday I wanted to do the challenge and did not think I had any so I am working on my NY's resolution to use what I have bought. I combined challenges and did another SKETCH CHALLENGE from this week.I finally made a cut in my Outlaw pack of paper from SU:( but sacrifices must be made for the good of stamping. I used a wonderful idea found on nitestamper's blog to make a ribbon flower. Tutorial found HERE for Part I and HERE for Part II. I have wanted to try this since I saw it and finally attempted it. Really cool looking. The help this card needs is:1. Leave the Ribbon Flower?2. Remove the Ribbon Flower to use on another day?What is your vote? As much as I like it I am not sure it fits on here. I tried placing it in several positions and this was the best I could do.
Stamps: Bareback, True Friend
Paper: Outlaw, Paper Studio Buckskin Brown, Vanilla, Mellow Moss
Ink: Choc Chip, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Ribbon, paper punch
Techniques: sponge distress, ribbon flower

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Thanks to all of my cyber friends for hugs, thoughts and prayers today. We have wonderful news. Little Jaylen Kaleb or Kaleb Jaylen is probably going to be just a normal and healthy little boy somewhere mid May. The ultrasound looked great. Heart, brain, spine, kidneys, hands and feet all appear normal and he is so proud to be a male he had to show off. lol.

MFT Punny Farm & Prayer Request

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's ROSEY APPRICOT COLOR CHALLENGE. I just received this new set from MFT and had to get ink on it so why not use the challenges to do FYI ss (appricot appeal) craft spots do NOT show well on rose red cs, just for those who may want to try this at home. lol.
I colored my main image with Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/gamsol. I wanted the pants a little darker so I went over them very lightly w/ the SU marker. I used silver for the pales. I applied a very tiny bling in the center of the flower on the hat, see my blog for a closer view. Panel 2 is appricot appeal stamped in black w/Chicken Wire after stamping the chickens in black stazon and masking. I colored small areas of the chickens then applied liquid applique and white fun flock. I colored some feed using the AA marker. The ribbon is from a stack of scrapbooking supplies I got last year from ABC Distributing. I could not believe how well it matched. The card base is sage shadow stamped w/ shade shadow using Aida Cloth
Stamps: MFT- Punny Farm, Chicken Wire, Aida Cloth
Paper: Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Apricott Appeal
Ink: Black Stazon, Apricott Appeal Craft Spot, Rose Red Marker
Accessories: Bling, Gamsol, blending stumps, fun flock, white liquid applique, clear detail embossing powder
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, heat Emboss, Masking


My youngest daughter is expecting her 2nd and last child. She had a scary 1st delivery that ended up in a C-Secion 2 yrs ago and is calling it quits with this one. This one has been scary already. She has been really sick the entire time simular to what I was with her 24 yrs ago, (it was 24/7 for 9 1/2 months). I am taking her today for a Level II ultrasound to see if the docs can determine if or what risks this baby is at having Downs Syndrome. Her labs were elevated and this was one option next to Amniocentesis which she flat said NO to. Hates needles! So our prayer is for good news and/or strength but HIS love will carry us through.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Versatile Summer By The Sea

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE of Rosey Appricots. Well I give up on the Brayer technique but I can and love to sponge so I did my own background using appricot appeal then rose red for the sky and masking for contour then I used sage shadow for the ground and stamped the tip of the fern stamp from Water Color Minis in all three colors (learned from Kittie747 fournd HERE). Colored the image with Prismacolor then blended w/Gamsol. The sentiment is stamped in rose red. I stamped the butterfly in appricot appeal and rose red then applied some stickles and glued just the mid section. My niece is getting married this spring so I may give this to them for a wedding card.
Stamps: Summer By The Sea, Verstatile Verses, Water Color Minis
Paper: white, rose red
Ink: rose red, appricot appeal, sage shadow
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, sponging, watercolor landscaping

Monday, January 14, 2008

Valentine Pocket Heart Card

This is for today's Technique Lovers Challenge to make a POCKET HEART card. I used rose red pallet of prints paper and pink CS. The lower pocket is trimmed and layered with pink and victorian decorative scissors. Pink eyelets applied and pink ribbon tied in a bow to hold the pocket together. The heart is attached a layer of cuttlebug filligre pink and layered on rose red base. The sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michael and stamped in rose red.
Stamps: Michaels $1 Stamps
Paper: rose red pallet of prints, rose red cs, pink cs
Ink: rose red
Accessories: pink eyelets & ribbon

Hug & Kisses

This is a combined challenge of the STALKER CHASERS COLOR CHALLENGE and My Favorite Things SKETCH CHALLENGE. The image is stamped in black stazon then colored with Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/gamsol. I matted the circle on a Rose Red circle layer. Created a Lamp Shade from Regal rose CS applied crystal effects on the choc candy. The nextl layer is sky blue designer paper matted on choc chip then rose red matted on choc chip. The photo corners and choc drops are from Quickutz. I used my SU choc chip marker to make a swirl on vanilla drop for the hugs.
MFT How Sweet It Is
Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sky Blue DP, Choc Chip, White, Vanilla
Ink: choc chip, black stazon
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, quickutz square corners and lace corners, Creative Memories Circle Shapes
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Priceless Sweet Talk Feature

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER featuring I'm Veronica. I selected her Friendship Trees to CASE. I changed the color, sentiment and used a designed background rather than solid. The background was stamped by e3stamer on her last tour through my play room. She used Priceless and Sweet Talk with real red, pretty in pink and black inks. The sentiment is stamped in versamark then heat embossed with Ranger Red Tinsel EP. I attached a red heart brad and hand wrote "U" with a white souffle pen.
Stamps: Priceless, Sweet Talk, Wonderful Words
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Black, Versa Mark
Accessories: Red Heart Brad, White Souffle Pen, Ribbon, Ranger Red Tinsel EP
Techniques: heat Emboss

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fabulous FLower Inspiration Challenge

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE. I was more inspired by the blue flower and the touches of red so her is my creation. The flower is stamped in temp turquoise and stickles around the edges applied. The sentiment is stamped in real red. The flourish is stamped in close to cocoa.
Stamps: Fabulous Flower, Priceless, True Friend
Ink: Tempting turquoise, Real red
Accessories: ribbon, Ranger Stardust Stickles

Friday, January 11, 2008

Close As A Memory Sympathy

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGEto use ALL in the Family Colors that we neglect often. I have had the Soft Subtles Craft Spots, Ink pads and SS paper for months now and this was my 1st time using them. Shame on me. It seems to be the colors I pick up last so I used them today. The card base is Perfect Plum with Pale plum on top. I stamped the praying hands that I got from the $1 store a couple of yrs ago and the sentiment from Close as a Memory in Perfect plum craft ink then heat embossed using clear detail EP. I stamped the Amazing Grace image I just got from Morning Star Stamp co that I have been anxious to use in pale plum on vellum. The corners on the vellum and pale plum layers are punched with the ticket corner punch. Brads placed in the 4 corners of the base and ribbon tied on the bottom. Hope I will not need this one for a while but I do like to keep them on hand just in case. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Close As A Memory, Amazing Grace Music Sheet, Praying Hands
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum Craft Ink, Pale Plum Pigment Ink
Accessories: Brads, Ticket Corner Punch
Techniques: Heat Emboss

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Heart Shaped Sweet Talk / How Sweet It Is

This is for this months My Favorite Things GUEST DESIGNER Challenge. I will not get selected but I like playing along. The challenge was to create a project using any shape except square or rectangle and since I am still working on Valentines Cards I decided to go with a heart shaped project. I used my Fiskars heart Templates, folded a sheet of white CS in half and cut it out leaving the top part to hold the card together for opening. The Designer Paper is handmade by non other than e3stamper (aka Shannon) herself. She came over Sunday to play with her Mom and created this lovely sheet for me to use. The smaller hearts in the center are Quicktz layered hearts and I cut a slit then hand cut an arrow to insert. Stamped sentiment in Real red. I doodled around the base and small center heart with RR marker and the red heart layer with white jel pen.
Stamps: Sweet Talk, Priceless
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Black
Accessories: Fiskars Heart Template, Quickutz Layered Hearts, White jel pen

For my 2nd attempt I used one of MFT sets HOW SWEET IT IS and made a French Fry Treat Box. This is for this weeks Technique Lovers Bonus and Feb MFT Guest Designer Challenges. I wanted to combine these with todays Ways to Use It but I do not have any leather or anything close to it so I had to settle for just a double I may loose my Crown as Queen of the Challenge Combo's if I am not careful.Image is stamped in Timber Brown Stazon then colored w/Prismacolor Pencils and blended w/Gamsol. I stamped the large choc drop on the ottoman. I think she would want it that way. After all it is all about the chocolate isn't it?

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Kick Stand Priceless Fabulous

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE and a previous WAYS TO USE IT-BRING OUT THE BLING. I stamped the flower in versa mark then dabbed bordering blue chaulk around the edges of each layer I was cutting out then barely banana chaulk over the rest. Cut all 3 flowers out and popped up the 2nd and 3rd layer. This is my 1st try at POPPIN' PASTELS. I love the soft look of this and will be using it again. I applied Ranger Stardust Stckles around the edges of the flowers for bling. I cut a Giga Scallop Circle in Blue Bayour and a larger plain circle in Wild Wasabi to matt the flower on. Card base is barely banana stamped with the swirl from Priceless in blue bayou. Then I cut a thin layer of wasabi using my Fiskars scallop border edge. I think I probably should have also added a layer of blue bayou too. May still do that. Anyway I did not have 1/2 the trouble this morning as I did Tuesday so that makes me feel better. Hope you like this one.
Stamps: Priceless Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Barely Banana, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi
Ink: blue bayou, versa mark
Accessories: SU pastels, Ranger Stardust Stickles, Fiskars Circle and Scallop border template, Giga Scallop Circle
Techniques: Kick Stand, Poppin Pastels

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy Harmony

I had a very hard time this morning and this is my 4th attempt at this color challenge. This was created for today's COLOR CHALLENGE and I used a previous SKETCH CHALLENGE. I inked the flowal image with the ink pads with covering up the top to ink the bottom and vise versa. The scallop circle from Gina K stamped in wasaabi then punched out. I cut out blue bayou and wasabi circles in different sizes. Strip of Blue bayou pallet of prints and ribbon tied at the bottom.
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Gina K Scallop Circle Desgns
Paper: Barely Banana, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi , Blue Bayou POP
Ink: Barely Banana, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Giga Scallop Circle

Sunday, January 6, 2008

WSC29 Apple Cider Cowboy

Well I am in tears. I have had this paper for several months and have not had the nerve to make a cut until today. I wanted it so bad and when I got it I did not want to use it. PACK RAT! HOARDER! That's me. I stamped the Lizzie Ann Desings Cowboy in Timber Brown Stazon then colored him w/Prisma Color Pencils and blended w/Gamsol. Sponge distressed the edges and matted on a light brown CS and popped it up. The hemp is neutral, rust adn brown braided together. The horse shoe is from Hambo Stamps. I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge for a layout.
Stamps: LAD Cowboy, Hambo Horseshoe
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon
Paper: Brown, Chocolate chip, river rock, Apple Cider

FEATURING stampinat6213

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER Challenge. The one on the left is one I chose to CASE one of her CASEs PRICELESS. I changed the colors, stamps used and theme to Valentines. I created my own background from the stamps in the sets.
Stamps: Sweet Talk, Priceless
Paper: non SU
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Red Ribbon
The one on the right is a CASE of her POLKA DOT POSIES. I changed the colors, stamps, and theme to Valentines as I am working on getting these done. I doodled on the white heart that was cut out with Fiskars template. The red heart is a Giga Scallop Heart.
Stamps: Sweet Talk, Basic Backgrounds
Paper: Non SU
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Giga Scallop Heart

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Garden Whimsy Triple Challenge

Well I am attempting to retain my crown as Queen of Combo's given by Faith (aka markie's mom). This triple play combines today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT -FLOWERS, and the returning BEATE'S WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE.I stamped the flower from Garden Whimsy in pumpkin pie 5 times and cut them out. the 2nd & 4th are popped up. Used some non SU paper I am trying to finish up for the green base stamped w/weathered in versa mark and yellow flower pot. I stamped the butterfly in YoYo Yellow and cut it out then popped it up next to the pot.Orange ribbon and knot cover the layer of Paper Studie Burlap seam. Circle of Friendship BD greeting in Always artichoke and YoYo Yellow with the center cut out and popped up. colored in the dots and open white areas of the butterfly with bashful blue, more mustard & pumpkin pie . Stickles Stardust in the spots and then the white ares of the flowers. The green is darker than I wanted as I look back at the inspiration piece, oh well. This is for a co-worker that had a birthday last week and did not tell anyone. How dare she :0
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Weathered, Cricle of Friendship
Paper: non su, paper studio burlap dp
Ink: versamark, more mustard, pumpkin pie, always artichoke, yo yo yellow, bashful blue,
Accessories: oragan gingham ribbon, circle punches, Ranger stardust stickles

I seem to be doing a lot of do-overs or redo's lately. I think I have lost my mojo. I was not happy with this mornings creation so attempted a 2nd one and not too happy with it either. Here it is anyway. Shannon is coming over Sunday, she can straighten me

Friday, January 4, 2008

4 in 1 FLOWER SCS Challenges

I combined these 4 challenges to come up with this card today. WOW. Today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE No White CS :0, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT to use Flowers in any way, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE.I punched the 5 petal flower punch in real red twice and distressed the edges w/rr marker then white small brad in the center to hold them together. The stem and leaves are cut from certainly celery. The leaves were cut w/small oval then veins hand draw with the cc marker. Taken w/teal layer embossed w/Cuttlebug Stylized flower folder.
Stamps: none
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery Pallet of Prints, Taken w/Teal, Red Flowal Designer Paper
Ink: Real red, certainly celeter
Accessories: Whtie Brad, Large Flower Punch, Looks Like Spring Flower Punch, Small Oval, Cuttlebug, Stylized Flower CB Folder
Techniques: sponge distressing

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Scrappin' Chehaw Summer Trip

Trying to work on one of my 2008 Goals to do more scrapbooking. These pictures are some I took at a trip to Chehaw Park last summer. It was a fun trip until I got to the swinging bridge. I am not at all fond of high places and I HATE bridges. Shannon, Danny and their children went also. These cheetahs were trying to find a cool spot to take a nap in. It was so hot. Jim Fowler from Wild Kindom years ago was there also with some hawks. I have pics of that to share later. The image is from Rubbernecker and stamped in Timber Brown stazon then colored w/Prisma Color pencils and blended w/Gamsol. The oval frames are stamped with Simply Circles in Brown.
RECIPE:Stamps: Simply Circles, Rubbernecker Safari Cub, Jounaling
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Old Olive
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Sweet Talk From the Heart

1st Redo
My 1st card stinks but here it is anyway. Surely did not turn out as I visioned it while I was at work today. This is my pitiful attempt at today's SKETCH CHALLENGE which I normally enjoy doing and usually do a fare job on. Hope this is not a sign of how the rest of my year is going to go. Image is stamped in black stazon then colored w/Prisma Color pencils and blended w/Gamsol. The bird is covered w/white liquid applique then white fun flock. The certainly celery layer is stamped w/Pettite Patterns using real red. The hearts on the string are covered w/crystal effects.
So I called Shannon with begs of HELP I LOST MY MOJO and here is the results of her suggestions. Like this much better.
Stamps: Sweet Talk, From the Heart, Petite Patterns
Paper: Real Red, Taken w/teal, Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Real red
Accessories: Prisma Color Pencils, Gamsol, Blender Stumps, Crystal Effects, Gold Heart Brad
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Faux ribbon

Clarabelle & Riley

No internet service when I woke up. UURRRGGG, so I could not see the SC for today. I wanted to stamp before work so I did another COLOR CHALLENGE. Needed to dirty up some new stamps anyway. This is an adorable image from High Hopes called Clarabelle & Riley. Stamped w/Black Stazon and colored w/Prisma Color Pencils then blended w/Gamsol and matted on real red. The background is called "Cow Spots Background" and stamped in black then matted on black. A thin red ribbon tied on the right then red ribbon knot and Taken w/teal and certainly celery paper knots (since I did not have any ribbon those colors had to sub).
This faux ribbon knot was something I learned from e3stamper (thanks Shannon). Trim a thin strip of card stock and run it between your fingernails or rub on edge of desk to make it more pliable, then tie in a knot using care when tightening. I love using this when I do not have the exact color matches.
Stamps: High Hopes Clarabelle & Riley
Paper: real Red, certainly celery, taken w/teal, black, white
Ink: real red, black stazon
Accessories: ribbon, gamsol, blending stumps
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Faux ribbon

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sweet Talkin' Bubble Love

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE. What fun colors to combine together. Not sure I was going to like them at first but they kinda grow on ya. The image is from High Hopes called Bubble Love and is stamped in black stazon then colored with SU Watercolor crayons and markers. My real red WC Crayon looks more like rose red so I went over it with the marker bc I really wanted a bright red look. I dabbed the floral image from Watercolor Minis in real red around the hill to look like the bubbles popped and left residue. The sentiments are from SU Sweet Talk and are stamped on white with real red then cut out and popped up. I am slowing working on my Valentine cards with these challenges.teehee. The card base is some DCWV Glitter Matstack I got in Oct at Hobby Lobby with the intentions of using for Christmas cards. Oh well I think this is the 2nd sheet of it I have used. I am so bad. I have to have all of this stuff then it sits. I hope everyone has a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Stamps: Sweet Talk, Watercolor Minis, HH Bubble Love
Paper: DCWV Glitter Matstack, Taken w/Teal, Watercolor paper
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Black Stazon
Accessories: Water color crayons and brushes, Bubble corner punch, Red Sheer Ribbon
Techniques: Watercoloring