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Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween '08

We went to Shannon's tonight to see the kids in thier costumes. Alana and Madison were bunny rabbits and Brayden was a Ninja "fight man". They were too cute. Madi hopping around wiggling her nose and Brayden jumping from chair to chair fighting everything around.
Michele had to work, bummer. Maybe next year all 6 of these critters can go trick-or-treating together.

Snappy Halloween Crabby Pirate

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Stamps in Disguise. This was a fun one Dawn, thanks for hosting. I dusted off Crab and company and Ahoy Matey for this cutie. The crab was stamped in real red then colored w/copic marker. I used the shrimp for the left hook claw the parrot is from ahoy matey and is popped up. I stamped the patch from the Pirate, colored,cut it out and attached it. Attached a google eye and vialo, I had a crabby Pirate ready for trick 0r treating. LOL. Hope ya like it arrrrggg.
Stamps: Crab & Company, Ahoy Matey
Paper: black, red, white
Ink: black red, merrigold morning, baja breeze
Accessories: copic, google eye, diminsional
Techniques: 3d

HMSC20, HMCC20 Our Love

This is for today's H & M sketch and color challenge hosted every Saturday by owner Heather Rolin on her BLOG but this week she is doing it on Friday because we have a blog hop Saturday, November 1st. This weeks color was white. I thought I was going to have a hard time with it but I LOVE how this turned out. I used Swiss Dots and Textiles embossing folders from Cuttlebug. I stamped the sentiments and image on vellum in whisper white craft ink then heat embossed with white detail EP. I turned the couple image over and used my mouse pad to emboss from the backside just the couple image. We did this technique a while back for a TLC on SCS just can not remember what it is called but I did enjoy it. I had some white ribbon that I thougth was just perfect and tied it around the swiss dot layer. This lovely set can be purchased right now at H & M Stamp Company. Don'f forget about the great oportunity to:
This card will definetly be given to my darling hubby in March for our 10th anniversary. Long story short but I had been divorced for 11 1/2 yrs when I met and married him. We dated for almost a yr before we married. I needed to be sure. Know what I mean? LOL. He is truely my best friend 2nd only to my daughters even though they sometimes think he is 1st above them :-0
Also remember to come back tomorrow for the 2nd H & M Blog Hop:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Fall Wishes Y'all

Good Wednesday morning for you at least I hope. I knew when I woke up and the heater was STILL running I might be in trouble. Well turns out when I walked outside to go to work I looked over at the cat's water dish and WHAT? Ice, are you kiding me? Nope a thin layer but yep ice in the dish. BBBRRRRRR..... Then as I head on to work a ton of bricks hit me in my heart. Some years I pass through this week OK, this may not be one of them. Don't know why but it just happens. My mother passed away today at 6pm 18 yrs ago from Breast CA. We buried her on Oct 31st. Halloween has not been a good time for me since. So think of me some today and maybe my tears will turn to joy. I am having a hard time today.
Well I am not really happy with this one but here it is anyway. I think it is the Pink that goes yuk! to this but I needed to do more fall cards, not ready for Christmas but that seems to be all I can do lately. LOL. This cute set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY needed some luv shown to it again. And look it is on sale along with a lot of other really kewl sets. Check it out.
This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Tangerine Pixie Kisses for my color combo. the scarecrow is stamped in timber brown stazon then colored with SU Markers cut out and popped up. I left some length on the arms neck and shirt tail so that I could shred the edges. The pink layer is punched with a small leaf punch. The squares are punch with layered deckle punches. I stamped the sentiment using my SU marker and huffing then stamped off 1 time using the sm leaf inked with kiwi kiss. I stamped both the lg and sm leaf in kiwi kiss on kk and used the pumpkin CB embossing folder on pumkin pie cs. The only leaf accessories I could find was this brown one. Need some leaf brads. Time to go shopping. LOL.
Stamps: Happy Fall Y'all - Treehouse
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Vanilla
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Clsoe to Cocoa
Accessories: diminsionals, leaf accessory, deckle square punches, sm leaf punch
Techniques: huffing, 3d

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Full Of Life Fairies

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Tangerine Pixie Kisses. YEP that's it for today, just 1 challenge. LOL. My brain is to pooped and hurts from all of the coughing I did again last night. grrr. And what is worst it is supposed to be 33 tonight. eeekkk I hate cold weather. If I don't get well soon my ribs are going to crack. Anyway someone who LOVES ME A LOT (aka Shannon) gave me this darling fairy set from Inkadinkado for my bd last week and I needed an excuse to ink it it. Well when I saw the Pixie Pink color I knew today was the day. Just didn't quite turn out on paper as it was in my head. Head is still fuzzy from Nyquil. I stamped the fairy in versa mark and applied Stampendous Stardust EP. Really sparkly. Heat set and then I colored the fairy with my SU markers. I inked the sentiment with markers and huffed. Punched the large and small stars and popped them up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Full Of Life - SU; Beautiful Fairies - Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Old Olive Pattern Paper, white, tango, pixie pink
Ink: versamark, pixie pink, pretty in pink, pumpkin pie, old olive
Accessories: large and small star punch, Stardust Embossing Powder
Techniques: Heat Emboss, 3D

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A CASE of Cardinals

Happy Sunday, started out bad. A few yrs ago we bought 2 SMART Clocks, well the Fed gov decided to change the weekends for Daylight Savings Time Begin and End. The SMART Clocks are not as smart as we would like them to be. I have tried to find out what weekend the old time changes were unsuccesful until today when we opened the box of one of these clocks to find out how to reprogram them. There it is big as it can be. Anyway this morning we work to the alarm and casually drank coffee then realized that it was 1 hr later than we thought. gggrrrr. He was about 30min late for work and in ICU they don't like for you to be late. He was graciouly forgiven bc he is NEVER OUT SICK or LATE.

Now onto today's project. Anyway this is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - SpeedyStamper. I used this weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE. I love her gallery and had a hard time deciding which one to CASE. I finally decided that since I had just got this set and LOVE it so much I chose her A CARDINAL THANKSGIVING. I changed the colors, the dp and the layout. My main image was stamped in black brilliance and colored w/prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. The sentiment was stamped in versamark then Red tinsel EP applied and heat set. I applied stickles to the berries. This really sparkles IRL. I love how this turned out and hope you do to.
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Vanilla, real red, old olive, dashing, river rock
Ink: black brilliance, versamark
Accessories: Red Tinsel EP, Prismacolor pencils, blending medium, stumps, Copic Marker Cool Gray #3 for shading, stickles
Techniques: heat emboss

.Don't forget about our upcoming blog hop for H&M on November 1st.

Blogoversary Blog Announcement

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Lot of Big Bodacious Bouquet Flowers

Happy Saturday everyone. This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE, Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Leaf It To Me, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - One Word, and this weekends sketch#19 and color combo #16 presented every Saturday on H & M Stamp Company ownerHEATHER ROLIN'S BLOG. I stamped the large leaf from Bodacious Bouquet in certainly celery on certainly celery CS then the small leaf in handsome hunter on kraft cs. The Big Flower image was stamped in pretty in pink then certainly celery and punched with circle punches. I cut the pink flower image out and attached the 2 image with a green daisy brad. These are matted on handsome hunter cs then choc chip scallop circle. The sentiment is from a sentment stamp set called "A Lot Of Thanks" and can be found at H & M STAMP COMPANY stamped on vanilla in handsome hunter then matted on HH. I punched some small circles out for faux brads and popped them up. The flower and sentiment are also popped up. Hope you like it and sorry Heather I had to add the pink. Don't arrest me this time.
Stamps: A Lot of Thanks (H&M Stamps), Big Flowers, Bodacious Bouquet, Small Script (SU)
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Vanilla, Chocolate chip
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: diminionals, daisy brad, small and large oval punch, circle punches, scallop circle punch

Get Ready for another Blog Hop that starts November 1st.

Friday, October 24, 2008

One Wonderful Leaf

Happy Friday, I am home still sick wishing I was headed to Florida to Faith's stamp retreat :( but I hope they have a great time without me I am sure it will not be the same with me and Shannon not there. BooHoo, enough whiinning.
This beauty, if I do say so myself, is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Leaf It To Me, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - One Word, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE - 2nd option, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pink Chocolate Kisses. Whey! I love this leaf stamp I picked up at Dollar Tree yrs ago when I first started stamping. It is inked using my Autum Kalidescope pad. The sentiment is stamped in kiwi kiss. The pink Pirouette layer is stamped with another Dollar Tree background stamp in kiwi kissed then I sponged the edges of both with kiwi kiss. I tied a pink ribbon from some yummy ribbon I got from Heather Rolin over at H&M as this months STAR OF THE MONTH DT Member (see my award on the left side), Yeh for me and thank you again Heather. The base is kiwi kiss that I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Leafy Branch EP folder. The main image is popped up. I know it is hard to see bc it is almost all covered but I really like how this card came out. Hope you do too. Let me know.
Stamps: Dollar Tree Leaf, Dollar Tree Leafy Vine Background
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink pirouette, white, choc chip
Ink: kalidescope Autum pad, kiwi kiss
Accessories: square gold brads, CB, Leafy Branch EP Folder, Ribbon, diminsionals
Techniques: dry emboss Cuttlebug

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Only Ovals Thanks

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - One Word. My layout is this Wednesday'sSKETCH CHALLENGE and the color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pink Chocolate Kisses. I stamped the image on white then pink then white in pink Pirouette ink then on white in choc chip. I punched the white stamped in pink with the wide oval then the pink one and trimmed. I trimmed just the THANKS from the choc chip and popped it up. The whole image is popped up. Dew drops in the 4 corners and 2 MS butterflies in the top right. Not sure I am happy with the end result but Shannon's crew are headed over for a fish fry birthday supper so I had to settle. In the spirit of the WT challenge today of ONE WORD, I am trying to make 1 word comments on the uploads for todays challenge projects. Not always easy to do. LOL
Stamps: Only Ovals
Paper: White, Pink Pirouette. Old Olive, Old Olive Pattern Paper, Berry Bliss PP, Choc chip
Ink: Pink Pirouette, choc chip
Accessories: dew drops, MS Butterfly Punch Wide Oval Punch
Techniques: 3D Butterfly 3D diminsion

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shimmery Christmas Cupcakes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DARLING SHANNON. HOW OLD ARE YOU NOW? LOL Oh yeh I remember you are celebrating your 1st Anniversary of your 29th Birthday. Ha Ha. Love ya.

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used the colors from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pink Chocolate Kisses. I also wanted so bad to do Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Penciled Pink Twinks even though I have no twinkling H2O's. Thank you Lynn for this new technique that I used to show my dh since I do not have these I have to get some otherwise someone will take my crown and I can not have that happen!! He gave in and pretended to understand. LOL. Anyway this sketch was fun to work with. I used my some Berry Bliss dp for the base matted on choc chip. Panel 2 is pretty in pink cs matted on old olive and stamped with the holly and berries image from this cute set. I used my markers and huffed. Panel 3 is old olive pattern paper matted on cc and my main image is some vanilla shimmer paper I won in a blog candy from Linsey "Outside the Lines". I stamped my cupcake image 3 times and cut out the bottom and top section. I tried wc but still ended up having to use my markers. This paper is the same shimmer that the twinks give so I hope it passes. I applied stickles to the berries. The top part of the image is popped up and the sentiment is also popped up.
Stamps: Christmas Cupcakes - Treehouse Stampas
Paper: vanilla shimmer, pretty in pink, choc chip, old olive, berry bliss, old olive pattern paper
Ink: pretty in pink, choc chip, old olive, real red
Accessories: stickles, diminsionals
Techniques: Water color, huffing


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hersheys Candy Bar Slider

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pink Chocolate Kisses. I needed something quick and simple to make since I did not get to stamp this morning and need to get dinner started too. I am also on a "Anything but a card" kick right now.LOL. I made a Hersheys candy bar slider using pink cs I stamped a sold choc drop set bc I did not want to have to color in all of those drops :( lazy I know but I did say I was in a rush to get this done right? The sentiment is stamped in kiwi kiss and punched out with the large oval punch. I also punched 2 more kiwi kiss ovals and layered them under the sentiment after sponging the edges of the white layer. I applied a tiny clear diamond to the dot above the i for it. Someone very, very special to me is having her 30th Birthday tomorrow and this is one of her gifts. sush about it though, cause she don't want anyone to know she is turning 30. LOL. The choc drop on the sentiment is stamped in choc chip then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The drop is from a set called "Christmas is the Time for Cookies" and these sentiments are from newly release sets from H & M STAMP COMPANY.
Stamps: All About Birthdays, Christmas is the Time for Cookies - HMStampCo
Paper: Pink, Kiwi Kiss, White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, chco chip
Accessories: diamond jewel, ribbon, slot punch, large oval punch
Techniques: Candy Bar Slider


Birthday Cards Received

Here is a picture of the Birthday Cards I received last week. Thank you Heather, Shannon, Debbie, Julia, and Marilyn. So sweet of all of you to think of me on my birthday. What a wonderful thing it is to have cyber friends, just wish we were all closer in region so that we could get together and enjoy the companionship. Thank you one and all.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Hope eveyone is having a wonderful weekend. I am still coughing my head off. My doc says everything is going OK even though my ribs are killing me, my back is aching and all bc I cough 24/7. I can hardly wait to get to sleep in my bed again. When I lie down I cough worse and coughing keeps my dh awake. grrrrr. Oh Well enough whinning. This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Ink-E (aka Emily). I chose to CASE her HAPPY AUTUM CARD. I changed the colors to use this weeks BRAIN WAVE CHALLENGE # 23 - by Ashley Bowen which were Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Taken w/Teal and Choc Chip. I kept the layout bc I really like it but left off the scallop mat and used straigth edge. Changed the theme to a Christmas one using a new set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Wise Men Seek Him. My image is also watercolored using the top of the ink pad and blender pen. I stamped my sentiment on my teal layer in teal and changed the buttons to clear dew drops and placed them in 3 corners. I applied white liquid applique to the mountain portion of the image to look like snow and stickles to the star and light of the candle for shimmer. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Wise Men Seek Him - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Choc chip, taken w/teal, old olive pattern paper, tangerine tango, watercolor paper.
Ink: taken w/teal, tangerine tango, old olive
Accessories: clear dew drops, Ranger Stardust stickles, white liq applique
Techniques: watercoloring

Don't forget to go check out Treehouse Stamp Company Store for BIG SAVINGS going on NOW!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

IC150, HMSC18, HMCC15 Peaceful Decor'

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE and this weeks sketch and color combo presented every Saturday by H&M Stamp Company owner HEATHER ROLIN. The colors this week were gray, baby blue, tan/brown, white and while these looked beautiful together I seemed to struggle with this weeks challenge. I need you to create something to give me some mojo and inspiration. Come on and play along making sure to use the correct keywords and then place a link in Heather's post so she can enter you in the drawing. For this challenge I used Peaceful Decor' and A Time Of Caring sentiment set. The flower image and vase were stamped in brilliance black. The flowers were colored using SU Markers Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. I applied crystal effects on the vase for shine. The sentiments were stamped in Close to Cocoa. All 3 ovals were matted on bashful blue cs. I used some gray one inch ribbon and creamy caramel cs for the card base. Show me what you can come up. Heather would love for you to play along. Go shopping over at H & M STAMP COMPANY and save....

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Friend

Yippee, I'm back and reigning on my thrown as Queen. This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Single Blue Eye, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Plaid, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Basic Pirouette. Wheh! I made my own dp using my new score pal I bought for my birthday. My ribbon is pink plaid, My eyelets are white. I cut my Only Oval image out using scissors (no punches here). I cut the half cicle out by drawing the circle then using scissors. My blue is a blue gem I used to dot the i in Friend. My main image is popped up. My sentiment was stamped in pink Pirouette then in black after stamping off. sentiment layer was sponged with pink Pirouette.
Stamps: Only Ovals, Heard From The Heart
Paper: pink Pirouette, black, white
Ink: pink Pirouette, black
Accessories: scissors, blue gem, diminsionals, eyelets stampamajig,score pal
Techniques: Grid lines, sponging
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jolly Snowman BWC#23

This is for today's url=]BRAINWAVE CHALLENGE # 23[/url]presented on Wednesday's by Ashley Bowen - Owner of Treehouse Stamp Co. Today's challenge is colors: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Taken w/Teal, and Choc Chip. I wanted to do another one of Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Stair Step Fold and these colors called to this set for me. All images are stamped and cut out. I colored the scarf and cap and gifts with my blender pen using the top of the ink pads.
Stamps: Jolly Snowman - Treehouse Stamp Company
Paper: White
Ink: kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, choc chip, taken w/teal
Accessories: scallop circle and circle punches white jel pen
Techniques: accordian card

Totally Witchin' Sketch

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I still need a couple of Halloween cards and have been making tooo many Christmas cards lately so this is what I came up with. Took way too long to make this one.
Stamps: Halloween Backgrounds, Totally Witchin - MFT
Paper: non su
Ink: black
Accessories: MS bat, spider, and border punch

Monday, October 13, 2008

TLC190, HMCC14 A Child Is Born Nativity Scene

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Stair Step Fold. As soon as I saw what the TLC was I instantly knew what I had to try. I love this new Christmas set from H & M STAMP COMPANY. It is called "A Child Is Born" and has all the makings for a Nativity Scene. For my color combo I used the colors from this weeks challenge presented every Saturday by HEATHER ROLIN -H&M Owner. The colors for this week were vanilla, green, burgandy and brown. Perfect color combo for this Christmas creation. All images were stamped in black brilliance then colored with prismacolor pencils, blended w/gamsol then cut out. The sheep has white fun flock applied. The Kings have jewels in their crowns. I just love how this turned out but you tell me what you think.
Stamps: A Child Is Born, HMStampCo
Paper: Vanilla, Green
Ink: Black Brilliance, gold & Silver sharpe
Accessories: Jewels, Glue pen, White Fun Flock
Techniques: Accordian Card


Sunday, October 12, 2008

A CASE of Cookies in a Pizza Box for Christmas

Thanks for popping in today. I think I may be feeling just a bit better but I still think I will stay at home today. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday. This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Anne Ryan who is just the sweetest cookie on the sheet. She is always making the sweetest comments in my gallery and I see her comments in others as well. So congrats to ya gurl and enjoy your day. In crusin' her gallery I ran across this cutie pie THE COOKIES ARE READY. I just love that image she used but do not have it so I substituted for a newly released Christmas set from H & M STAMP COMPANY called Christmas is The Time For Cookies. The sentiment is from "All I Want For Christmas". I changed this from a card to use this weeks kewl TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Mini Pizza Boxes. These boxes are not only cute but really easy to make and this is what my co-workers will be getting from me this year filled with homemade cookes. Image was stamped in black stazon 3 times. I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. I paper pieced the apron, The box is stamped with the star, gingerbread and choc chip cookies from the set in versamark. This is such a fun set to play with.
Stamps: All I Want For Christmas, Christmas Is The Time For Cookies - H&M Stamp Co
Paper: Red, Green, White, Christmas DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, blending medium, blending stumps, ribbon
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Mini Pizza Box

Now for the good new:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

HMSC17, HMCC14, A Child Is Born

I am still trying to beat this sinusitis and bronchititis I have and still not feeling too well. Oh well there is always tomorrow. I had such plans for today in my stamp room :(

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE and I combined it with the sketch and color combo challenge presented every Saturday on H&M'S OWNER - HEATHER ROLIN'S BLOG. I took my inspiration from several combined pics of the IC today. My main image is stamped in black stazon then colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol then matted on bravo burgandy. The next panel is old olive pattern paper matted on choc chip. I inked the sentiment with bravo burgandy marker for omitting and stamped part of it on the top then the remainder on the bottom. Tied bravo burgandy ribbon on the left. This is a gorgeous new Christmas set recently released and can be found at H & M STAMP COMPANY and see the coupon on the left sidebar, that's right Heather is giving up to 20% off purchases.

Come and play along with the color and/or sketch, enter the correct key words of HMCC14 and/ or HMSC17 and link back to Heather's blog to be entered in the drawing.
Stamps: A Child Is Born - HMStampCo
Paper: VAnilla, Choc Chip, Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive PP
Ink: Black stazon, Bravo Burgandy
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol Blending Medium, blending stumps, Ribbon
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sleding Fun Released Today

I am just soooo excited for 3 reasons. #1. Ashley is having a huge sale at Treehouse Stamp Co.

#2. I talked w/Ashley Bowen owner of Treehouse last night on the phone. She has the most GA sounding voice for anyone who has never lived here. LOL. Anway I am scheduled for a medical conference in KY next month and it turns out she is about 15miles from there so we get to meet face to face next month. DOIN' THE HAPPY DANCE!!.

#3. This really cute set has been released today from Treehouse and now you can have it too. It is such a fun set.

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Rock, Paper, Scissors, and I also used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Chocolate Tangerine Kisses. This is a darling winter set just released today by TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. Such a fun image to play with. I stamped my image in black stazon on white then on my gold metallic dp. The bottom of the gold image was cut out and paper pieced onto the white image. Diamod gems applied over the snowflakes and google eyes applied to the fox. I colored the fox with primacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. Liquid applique was applied under the sled and around the fox for faux snow. I tied gold cord around the choc chip cs and tore the old olive piece of cs. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Sleding Fun - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, choc chip, old olive, tangerine tango, gold dp
Ink: black stazon
Accessories: diamond jewels, liquid applique, google eyes, gold cord
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Paper piecing

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wild West Medallion Monogram

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Monogram, and I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Choc Tangerine Kisses for my color combo. I have seen quite a few of these SCALLOP EDGE MEDALLION creations in the gallery and was just itching to try this myself. I think the Martha Stewart border punch I used may not be the best choice but I did get an interesting design using it. I used my blender pen and picked up some kiwi kiss ink from the pad to run over the raised emboss part of the image. The corners were stamped in choc chip using one of the images from Small Sayings. The mongram is from Wild West Alphabet. I stamped it, cut it out and popped it up. This is for my MIL for her birthday next month. Hope she likes it.
Stamps: Small Sayings, Wild West Alphabet
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Vanilla
Ink: Choc Chip, Kiwi Kis, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch
Techniques: Scallop Edge Medallion

Together Forever Wild Bareback Monogram Pizza Box

WooHoo I got to do today's challenge this morning. Thanks Kim for hosting today's fun challenge. This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Monograms, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Chocolate Tangerine Kisses, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Mini Pizza Boxes. Well as soon as I saw the challenge today I knew what I had to make. I bought this gorgeous Alphabet set last year with intentions of make a co-worker a monogram Christmas or Birthday set of cards. Guess what I never got around to making, until today that is. She has a horse that she loves to ride so I paired the circle design from Together Forever with the letter from her last name along with the border line of running horses from Bareback. For the box I used old olive and choc chip craft ink then heat embossed with detail clear EP. The "K" is cut out and popped up. I used the Mega and Giga scallop circle punches on the box and the Mega and SU scallop circle for the 3x3 cards. I even decorated the inside of the 3x3 card. Yeh! Did some doodling on the vanilla circle of the card since I just stamped them in ink and did not emboss them. Hope she likes it.
Stamps: Together Forever, Wild West Alphabet, Bareback
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, vanilla,
Ink: Chocolate Chip Ink & Craft Ink, Old Olive Ink & Craft Ink, Kiwi Kiss,
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Paisley CB Folder, Mega & Giga Circle Scallop Punches, SU Circle Scallop Punch, Clear Detail EP, heat gun
Techniques: Heat Emboss, Dry Emboss, Monogram

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Blog Hop Winner -- Meow

A co-worker drew from the folded list of entries on my blog hop give-a-way who answered the question of the day which was "leave a comment telling me What Fall Means to You" and the winning entry was made by:
KAT - who said: I'm afraid fall means the end of summer :-( and I love summer. Oh, well, eventually it's summer again!
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 11:53:00 AM

Congrats to ya gurl, hope you enjoy your new Old Fashioned Hay Ride set and I can not wait to see what you create with it. Send me a pm with your address so I can get your happy mail to you.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered for a chance to win. H&M will be hosting another Blog Hop November 1st and December 1st as well so don't be a stranger. Come and visit often, leave evidence that you have been and Happy Stampin'.

Batty For Witchy Bella - End of Blog Hop

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Chocolate Tango Kisses. I realized a few days ago I have all of these sets I bought at the end of last years season and have never used. eeekkk. This witchy bella is one of those never inked images. She is so adorable. She is colored with primacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol medium popped up on kiwi kiss cs. Panels 2 and 3 are from Ghostly greetings dp all layers are matted on black cs except the circle Batty for You image which was inked with tango, then the cat cleaned and reinked with black, stamped and punched.
Stamps: Batty For You, Witchy Bella
Paper: Black, white, Ghostly Greetings, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Black, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol Blending medium, ribbon, diminsionals, circle punches
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Huffing

. Today ends this months H & M Blog Hop. I have a certification class and dh left before I could get him to draw so I will have a class mate draw for me today and announce the winner this evening after my brain has been fried with Advance Certification Life Support Information. LOL. The way I feel someone may get to practice on me today :(

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Friends & Latte's Thank You / Last Chance

Even though I am not feeling the best in the world I am still back to combining challenges in an effort to reign on my throne.LOL. This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Chocolate Tangerine Kissses Yum Yum! and Monday's kewl TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Mini Pizza Boxes. I used a recently released coffee set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Friends & Latte's. At the time of the release my Guest Design Membership was up but as fate would have it Ashley asked me and Shannon to stay on as permanent DT Members so I got this neat set to play with and have not had a chance until today. I have a co-worker who is just wonderful and so helpful. She also LOVES coffee so I am putting a couple of bags of coffee in her just for her. I hope she likes it. The image was stamped in choc chip and then colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol medium. I cut this image and layered matt out using my Fiskars oval templates. The kiwi kiss layer is stamped with the swirl from this set and the coffee bean. I stamped the sentiment in tangerine tango then punched it and the layer out with the large and small oval punches. I punched 2 each of choc chip, tangerine tango and kiwi kiss cs using the Martha Stewart Fern Punch and attached it under the popped up sentiment. This is matted on some orange mulberry paper I tore to place on the box. My box is in white stamped randomly with the coffee bean in choc chip. I attached a dark brown 3/4 in ribbon around the box to help hold it secure. I used the upside down of this version because I did not want the coffee bags to fall out.
Stamps: Friends & Latte's -Treehouse Stamp Co
Paper: white, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango, orange mulberry
Ink: choc chip, tangerine tango,
Accessories: choc chip marker, MS fern punch, diminsionals.
Techniques: Gamsol Magic,Treat Box
H&M Blog Hop Give - A - Way.
Today is you last chance to get your name in for my blog hop drawing prize. See the original post HERE. I hope everyone has had as much fun hopping around from blog to blog as we have had presenting this for you. Good luck to one and all and remember we will do this again the 1st of November so don't be a stranger.
The final question for this fall blog hop to you today is: What is your family tradition for this time of year?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sleding Fun Sneak Peak

Good Monday Morning Stampers and Crafters. Hope eveyone had a wonderful weekend and ready for a new week.
Today's project is so kewl. This is today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Mini Pizza Box. This was such a fun project. I will probably fill this box with some peppermint candy for some lucky co-worker. This adorable image is called "Sleding Fun" and is soon to be released from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. The box was stamped with the snowflake image from "Christmas Favorites" also from Treehouse stamps using bashful blue. The main image was stamped on white with black stazon then colored with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The hat was cut out and popped up. I applied white liquid applique beneath the sled and dotted randomly for the falling snow effect. I also applied some to the nose an dthe base of the fox's tail. I then applied a small amt of stickles except on the snowflakes of the sentiment (too much :( there). The sentiment was also stamped in bashful blue and punched out with the wide oval punch. I freehanded the blue cs oval for the layered piece.
Stamps: Sleding Fun, Christmas Favorites - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, bashful blue
Ink: black stazon, bashful blue
Accessories: white liquid applique, stardust stickles, white oval punch, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol blending medium. diminsionals
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Today is day 6 of the H&M Blog Hop so you still have time to get your name in the pot from any of the design team members. See the list and links to everyone's blog HERE. The downside of fall for me is that winter is just around the corner. Here is South Ga it seems like we only get a couple of weeks of fall before what I call winter hits. I may have been born in Indiana but my Mom was smart enough to bring me back down south where I belong. I keep the comforter on me all year round and have been know to run my electric blanket in July. I so can not take the really cold weather. So my question today is what do you like least or least look forward to about fall?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Featured Peaceful Decor' + Day 5 of Blog Hop

This is a little late but I have taken most of today to recover from having 3 of my granddaughters for an overnighter. LOL. They had such a blast and were all so good. Jessie inflated our queen size air mattress that we take camping and we put it in the living room. The only trouble we had was the 2 yr old thinking it was a kewl trampoline or bouncy thing. LOL.

Onto today's creation. This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Lovin' Stampin'. My 3rd run through her gallery brought my attention to her SUNKIST PEACHES card. As I gazed I thougth about how long it had been since I had made a view master card and the ideas started to flow. I used this beautiful set called Peaceful Decor' from H & M Stamp Company. I used some dp from My Minds Eye and blue bayou along with some green cs from Michael. Sentiment is stamped in blue bayou. Please see my blog for pictures of the other 2 images available on this project when the dial is rolled. These cards are really fun and easy to make.
Stamps: Peaceful Decor'
Paper: Blue Bayou, Green, MME dp, white
Ink: Black Stazon, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Oval Punch, Slot punch, Ribbon, brad
Techniques: View Master Card
This is day 5 of the H&M Stamp Co Design Team 1st Blog Hop. We are almost at the end and I hope everyone has had a good time hopping around. Since Sunday's are a day of rest I will take a rest from a question, please feel free to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. For complete details of the blog hop along with links to the other DT members blog see THIS post.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

HMSC17, HMCC13 All I Want For Christmas is The Time For Cookies

It's Saturday, yeh.. It is also day 4 of the H&M Blog Hop. I have always loved Thanksgiving. My Aunt made the BEST chicken & dressing and always cooked 4 or 5 vegetables. My mom did not cook veggies that much bc my brother would not eat them except my Aunt's house so I always looked forward to eating at Aunt Neva's (yep, I am named after her). So my question today is What is your favorite traditional dish for Thanksgiving dinner?
Enter a comment in this post for a chance to win the drawing mentioned HERE. Make sure to visit all DT members blogs and follow their instructions if you have not already done so.

Here is another really kewl set from H&M Stamp Company that I used for today's sketch/color challenge.
This is not what was in my head but I think I have some cob webs up there due to all of the recent spooky creations. LOL. The images from this project are from a set called "Christmas Is Time for Cookies" and the sentiment is from "Al I want for Christmas". These sets can be found at H & M Stamp Company. This sentiment set is so neat with phrases for the inside of the card as weel. I stamped the tin filed with chocolates on white then on my dp and the plate of cookies on white. Images were colored with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol medium. I applied crystal effects to the candy and the milk in the glass. Hard to see well in the photo. The sentiment was stamped in green galore then punched using my new wide oval punch but I wanted it layered too so I had to cut those by hand. I did paper piecing for the tin. The images and layers ended up so large I decided to not do any photo corners,etc.
Stamps: H&M All I Want For Christmas, Christmas Is The Time For Cookies
Paper: White, red, green, christmas holly dp
Ink: black stazon, close to cocoa, garden green
Accessories: crystal effects
Technique: Paper piecing, gamsol magic