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Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Case of Santa's Face

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Flowergal36. Dawn is so talented and sweet to boot. I love her gallery and had a hard time choosing just 1 to CASE but finally decided on her CRACKED SANTA. I changed the colors, layout and ribbon. Left off the cracked glass kept the same type of image but used one from a different stamp company. I stamped my Rubbernecker Santa Face in real red on vanilla then colored the red with copic, the olive is SU marker. I applied white fun flock to the hat, crystal effects to the glasses and stickles to the holly & berries. punched out some vanilla, real red, and old olive branches and attached then under the popped up sentiment from A Cardinal Christmas sentiment which is punched with lg oval and layered with old olive. Hope you like it and I will be doing more CASEing but I have to pick up my cooking where I left it at 10pm. Kids coming for Thanksgiving lunch.
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, Santa's Face, Rubbernecker
Paper: Dashing dp, real red, old olive, vanilla
Ink: real red, old olive
Accessories: gold and red cord, MS branch punch, lg oval punch, stickles, crystal effects. white fun flock

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Hanging with You

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE -Holiday Wrapping Sheets. I got my inspiration of dots from THIS PAGE and I used last nights sketch from TREEHOUSE STAMPS BIG BIRHTDAY RELEASE PARTY and the color challenge from COLOR CHALLENGE -Choc Chip, Riding Hood Red, Taken w/Teal, Kraft. My image is from a set just released at midnight from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY along with many, many other kewl new things. This set is called Hoppy Kisses. I stamped my image 2 times in choc chip then colored it with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I cut the tree brance out of one and popped it up. The circle layers are also popped up. HOpe you like it and Happy Birthday Treehouse Stamp Company.
Stamps: So Hoppy - THS
Paper: white,Kraft dp, choc chip, taken w/teal, riding hood red,
Ink: choc chip, taken w/teal
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, diminsionals
Techniques: Gamsol magic


Friday, November 28, 2008

Owlentine Anniversary

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Pinky Animal 3. We were to use the color pink, an animal and a number. My 10th Anniversary will be coming up soon and I just love these cute Owls that will be released at the TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY 1st birthday celebration tonight begining at 9pm on PAPER CRAFT PLANET -THS PAGE. My image was stamped in choc chip then colored with SU markers and copics. And just look Olivia is all dressed up for a night out right down to her painted toe nails. TeeHee. The numbers were cut from Quickutz Marissa Alphabet.
Stamps: Owlentine - Treehouse Stamp Co, All Year Cheer III - SU
Paper: Close To Cocoa, White, Pink Pirouette, old olive, certainly celery
Ink: choc chip, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, certainly celery, regal rose
Accessories: MS Branch stamp, circle punch,Marissa Alphabet


3rd Generation Birthday

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Pinky Animal 3. We were to use the color pink, an animal and a number. Well that fit my needs perfect. I have 2 granddaughters turning 3 in Feb so this is a card for 1 of them. I used 2 new sets from H & M STAMP COMPANY. My image is from "Generation of Stitches" and was stamped in choc chip then colored with copics and SU markers. The sentiment is from "All About Birthdays" and is stamped in regal rose. The number is from an acrylic number set I bougt many yrs ago and it is stamped in regal rose.
Stamps: Generation of Stitches, All About Birthdays, HMStampCo, number set
Paper: pink Pirouette, white, close to cocoa
Ink: regal rose, choc chip, creamy caramel
Accessories: button, hemp


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sweet Thanksgiving Sneak Peak

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Give Thanks. The card inside the bowl of Mix is made using Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Going Really Vanilla. The card is from my sweet daughter who is cooking lunch today for her family and the blessing mix is for Sunday when all my family gathers here. The bag of sugar and sentiment are individuals stamps to be released Friday from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. Friday night at 8pm Treehouse Stamp Company will begin a new release party on PAPER CRAFT PLANET web site.
Stamps: Sugar Bag, Sweet As Sugar - Treehours Stamps
Paper: Apple Cider dp, Going Gray, Really Rust, Black, Vanilla
Ink: Vanilla Craft Ink, Black Brilliance
Accessories: Vanilla Ice Cream Glitter

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Heather

Yep Today is Heather Rolin's Birthday. I made her card using the sketch and color combo presented by her on her blog every Saturday and Sweetly Stamped stamp set from H&M Stamp Company.
Heather is being flooded with a blog hop from the DT members. To see the other creations click the members names below:

Fluffles Stocking

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. Deteremined to creaete something appealing to me or bust I also combined this with Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Going Really Vanilla since I was just not happy with my 1st attempt. Still not sure I am happy with this. I think I will restampt this image on white and try that but for now here it is. The fluffles image was stamped in black brilliance then colored with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I rounded the corners with a corner punch and layered with my new nestie labels and popped up. Still can not get the embossing right. Really Rust base was embossed with Swiss Dots CB folder. I just love all of the fluffles images. 1st time this one has gotten dirty.
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, Fluffles Stocking
Paper: vanilla, really rust, going gray, fall flowers dp
Ink: black brillaince
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, blending medium, blending stumps, stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

For The Sweet Bride Gift Card Holder

Man did I have a hard time with today's colors. I needed a wedding gift card holder for a co-worker so this is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Going Really Vanilla and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Pop Up Gift Card Holder. I had picked up this yummy dp at Michaels on a recent shopping trip and it matches going gray so well I decided to try it for today, well the lines in the dp are white. So I tried using my Vanilla Craft Ink pad again and again CAN NOT get that vanilla to show. I ended up having to use some white detail EP to emboss it with. So my vanilla is now my ribbon. My image is from Sweetly Stamped from H & M STAMP COMPANY. Wouldn't you know it I head downstairs to take my pics and smear the not yet dried stickles. gggrrrr. I need to just go to work and try this again some other day. LOL. On the inside I stamped crosshatch bg with going gray on gong gray card base. Then the senimtent from Fancy Flex Phrases (whew what a mouthful that title is!) the same way and matted it on really rust circle scallop.
Stamps: Fancy Flexible Phrases - SU, Sweetly Stamped, Just Married, HMStampCo
Paper: Going Gray, DP, Really Rust
Ink: Vanilla Craft Ink, Going Gray
Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles
Techniques: Gift Card Holder

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas Gift Card Holder Update below

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Pop Up Gift Card Holder. I love making these things. I took this type of project to my last stamp retreat for the shoe box swap and it was a hit. I used vanilla for my base and Dashing DP and riding hood red for the layers. My image was stamped in black brillliance then colored with Copics and SU markers. I applied some stickles on the berries and leaves. See my blog for a picture of the inside. I prefer to have my gift card fitting in sideways so I used the word window punch and a circle punch to make my slot for the card to fit. Ribbon around to keee it closed. My sentiment is stamped in Riding Hood Red then punched with the large oval and matt of old olive punched with wide oval then trimmed to fit and popped up. It is so weird bc my youngest daughter just told me last night all she wanted for Christmas was a gift card so she could buy some clothes. Betcha can't guess who will get this gift card holder :0
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Vanilla, Dashing, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Ink: Black Brilliance, Real Red, Old Olive, Copics,
Accessories: Stickles, dimensionals, oval punches, circle punch, word window punch
Techniques: Pop Up Gift Card Holder .

Just had to come home and make another one they are just so simple to do. Here is another one for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Pop Up Gift Card Holder. This time I used a set being released Friday at TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY 1st Birthday Celebration. The idea for this set came to me one night just as I was trying to go to sleep. I got up and drew it out sent it to Ashley and now it is on rubbah for everyone to use. That is just so kewl to me. The idea for this card holder came from Shannon and Deb who have already inked their stamp and used it. Hope you like it. There are several different headers within this set. DH is always asking me "what do you want this year" and when I start naming things he looks at me like I am speaking a foreign language. LOL. I will give him this to put a gift card in then I will go buy more stampin' supplies. Teehee.
Stamps: Miake A List - Treehouse Stamp Co
Paper: Walmart Christmas Paper and CS,
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: Gift Card Holder

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I am doing some serious make up time in my stamp room today. I did 2 cards this morning CASEing this weeks Featured Stamper - Ebethneu.
This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Ebethneu. This time I CASED her FREDERICK THE FROG. I used this weeks sketch from PAPER CRAFT PLANET for my layout. I changed the layout and shape of image. I used a set called "HANGING WITH YOU" that will be released this Friday, Nov 28th from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I colored my image with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. This gorgeous DP is some I got when I visited Ashley last week. She is such a sweetheart. I used my new oval scalloped nesties for this one and admit I need more practice with them but hope you like it anyway.
Stamps: Hanging With You, Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Cranberrry Crisp, dp, old olive, vanilla
Ink: black brilliance, versamark
Accessories: Nestibility Oval Scallops, Olive EP, Ribbon
Techniques: Heat Emboss

This is for today's FFEATURED STAMPER - EBETHNEU. I CASED her SANDY CLAWS. I changed the layout and used the sketch from Saturday's H&M owner Heather Rolin's Blog again. My image is stamped in black brilliance then colored with prisma color pencils and blended w/gamsol. I applied red glitter to the reigns and gold glitter to the leg part of the sled. I applied white liquid applique to the the hat and wrist. I doodled around all 3 squares and popped the 2 smaller ones up on dimensionals, red and green ribbon and red gems. I stamped the hollly and berry image from Backgournd basics using Versamarks new Champagne pad.It leaves a glittery finish. So pretty IRL. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Background Basics, Sandy Claws
Paper: green, red, white
Ink: balck brilliance, garden green
Accessories: ribbon, red & gold glitter glue, white applique, gems
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Saturday, November 22, 2008


This is for Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE combined with the sketch and color combo from HEATHER ROLIN'S BLOG. This weeks colors were white, brown, olive, and blue. I used pacific point for the 1st time, love this color, old olive, choc chip and white. I also used my brand new Nesties -Labels and had a hard time getting them to punch. Had to call Shannon for the recipe. LOL, I stamped the bon bon 2 times then cut 2 out and popped them up over the 2 on the diamonds. These were colored with Prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. I applied crystal effects on top of the choc part. I used the argyle embossing folder from CB for my old olive layer, attached ribbon and dew drops. By the time you read this Heather should have this in her hot little hands already. Hope she likes it.
Stamps: Sweet Stamped, All Aboutt Birthdays, HMStampCo
Paper: white, choc chip, old olive, pacific point
Ink: pacific point, choc chip
Accessories: ribbon, dew drops, crystal effects, prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium, Nestibility Labels
Techniques: gamsol magic

Friday, November 21, 2008

CCNOV2208, BWC67 Owlentine Sneak Peak

Well the mailman pulled up in my yard this afternoon and handed me some happy mail. YeePee. This is a new set called "Owlentine" being released on 11/28 by TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. That is only 6 more days so keep your eyes open. This is only 1 of the sets being released for the 1st Birthday celebration of this fun stamp company. I could hardly wait to get this set dirty. It is Oliver and the new Olivia downsized and sitting right next to Oliver where she should be. LOL. This card was made for this weeks TREEHOUSE COLOR CHALLENGE presented every Saturday on Paper Craft Planet's website and Ashley Bowen's Blog. Ashley is on vacation and asked me if I would mind doing this weeks challenge so be kind this is my very 1st time. I found this gorgeous quilted bedding set on Wal-Mart's web site and love these colors. I chose Riding Hood Red, Cameo Coral, Choc Chip and Vanilla as the colors. If you would like to play along please do so. If you do not have SU colors or wish to use other colors close to these please feel free to. This is only for inspiration and creativity. There are no rules except to stamp and enjoy. Just make sure you upload with CCNOV2208 in your keywords or tags so Ashley can find your project.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Work Interferance

Have I told you that I stamp early in the morning. Have I mentioned that we are short of nurses and long on patients and they call me every day? Well today was one of those days. I had to go in and work ICU today so did not get to play this morning. DH wants to go fishing tomorrow at 5am so no play time tomorrow either (insert sad face here). Hopefully Saturday I can get some stamp therapy. I am hoping to have some brand new stamps to play with.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ladybug Kindness

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Triple-peat. I used some dp from a pack called Inspirations from My Minds Eye and layered it with black which are all mounted on real red matted on kraft. I stamped,colored, cut out and popped up my main image. This image can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. Today was the 1st time this cute stamp has seen ink I am sad to say. I have been so busy with the other s I kept overlooking her. She is so fashionable. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Hello Tuesday challenge lovers. This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Triple-peat and for my layout I used the sketch from this past weekends HEATHER ROLIN'S SKETCH & COLOR COMBO. I changed the circles to squares this time. The dp is some from Basic Gray I have had for a couple of yrs just not used yet, sad I know. The scalloped squares are from SU and Fiskars. Image and sentiment are stamped in black brilliance. Cake and stand are colored with copics and the berries with SU markers then cut out, crystal effects applied and popped up. The large strawberry is from Quickutz and it is popped up. The kraft base is stamped with Baroque Motifs using the new versa mark champagne pad that leaves a sparkle behind. So pretty IRL. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs - SU, Sweetly Stamped - HMStampCo
Paper: kraft, real red, basic black, white, basic gray dp
Ink: black brillians, versa mark champagne, real red, glorious green
Accessories: scallop square punches
Techniques: 3d,

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fun with Ashley

Thought I would share some pics of my visit this week with Ashley after classes Wednesday and Friday night. We had such a blast. We had to fight some stampin' time in don't ya know! LOL

Ashley stampin' & grinnin'
Me and Ashley chilllin'

Sharon & Ashley

Go Green stamp set I played with while I was there.
So Hoppy Color Challenge
Our plane from Atl to Valdosta
Ascending cloud picture

From 10,000 ft
I-75 from 10,000 ft

Generation of Stitches

I'M BACK, that's right I am finally home again. I had a wonderful time in Kentucky with Ashley and really hated to leave but so ready to get home again too.Anyway I am having to play catch up so this is for:Today's FEATURED STAMPER - Kendra. Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE -The Felted Garden,Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - All Acrylic,Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Watercolor Paper,Heather Rolin's SKETCH # 22 & COLOR CHALLENGE # 19. I think that is all of them. LOL. I used Kendra's HANNA'S SCARECROW and ANNA'S SCARF for my inspiration. I changed the layout, theme, and exact shades of color in Kendra's card. My stamp set is Generation of Stitches and it is one of H & M STAMP COMPANY"s clear acrylic stamp sets. My images were stamped in black brilliance on water color paper. I used my SU markers to wc the images. While I was at Ashley's Friday night she showed my how she made her swirley banners and so I used that technque to try it out. The sentiment and baby giraffe is also popped up. The ruby red base is stamped with Fresh Fillers using my new Versa Mark Champagne stamp pad. It is just too kewl. I drys and leaves a glittery look.
Stamps: Generation of Stiches - H&M Stamp Co
Paper: choc chip, ruby red, old olive, old olive pattern paper, bashful blue, watercolor paper, white
Ink: ruby red, black brilliance
Accessories: Diminsionals, scallop & circles punches, versa mark champagne
Techniques: watercolor with SU markers


Thursday, November 13, 2008


No I really am not MIA, but I am out of town at a medical conference and away from my stamps (insert pout). I am so tired from running around at this thing today, it is like changing classes at high school again only I am 51yrs old and can not run like I could then. teehee. I had a blast last night getting to meet Ashley face to face. She is a whoot. We went to Archivers and then to the Cheesecake factory for dinner. Wow do they have a fantastic loaded baked potatoe soup. Yummy cheesecake too. Chilling in my room tonight then back to Ashley's tomorrow night for stampin fun and chili. YeePee. I will be sad to leave Ashley here but glad to get back home Saturday night. Hope to have some stampin time when I get back too. Lot's of catching up to do.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Out West CASEing

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Certainly Pacific Gray. I also combined this with Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER - Wendybell since I had to work 12hr in ICU and was not able to play. Wendy is such a dear and I would not miss getting to CASE her for nothing. I chose her HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD and combined it with one from last week that I also still wanted to CASE from Becca's Gallery CHARMING GARDENER. I just had to have this set from CTMH when I 1st saw it thanks to twinshappy and I think I have used it 2 times until today. Dusted it off and stamped it in Night Of Navy craft ink on white x 2 then heat embossed with holographic EP, then I colored over the embossing with Night of Navy marker. I cut one of them out and popped it up. The sentiment is from Curvy Verses and stamped in certainly celery. I used my gray marker to put a thin line of shading around the bottom boot.Tied celery ribbon to cover the seam line. The dp is some form a pack of My Minds Eye. Hope you like it. I will have to comment tonight after work on everyone elses project as I have been called in AGAIN to work a nursing area.
Stamps: Curvy Verses, Out West - CTMH
Paper: Night of Navy, MME dp, whtie
Ink: night of navy craft ink, certainly celery, basic gray
Accessories: holographic embossing powder, ribbon
Techniques: Heat Emboss, 3D

Monday, November 10, 2008

TLC194 Christmas Tree Ornament

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Christmas Tree Box/Ornament. This is a really cute and simple decorative idea for hand made tree ornaments or treat boxes for a party. You can find Qbee's tutorial for these HERE. I have to get to work and spent a while threading the gold beads for 1 so I decided to not try to get them both done this morning. I will save it for later today. I had to work Sunday so I still have some catching up to do anyway before leaving town Wednesday.Anyway I used gold cord for the hanger and to thread the gold beads for garland. I used some colored gems for faux tree ornaments. The large and small stars are paper punched from some glitter paper I won as blog candy from Linsey, whoo hoo. Hope ya like it.

Stamps: None
Paper: Non Su green
Ink: none
Accessories: gold cord, gold beads, colored gems, large and small star punch
Techniques: template

OK here is the information about the kewl blog candy I found while blog hoppping. You could win this really kewl stamp set and a sentiment set as well by going over to STARVING ARTIST BLOG.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

HMSC21, HMCC18, IC153Our Love

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENG - Boden USA Clothing combined with the sketch and color combo presented by H & M Stamp Company owner HEATHER ROLIN. I absolutely LOVE this recently released set called "OUR LOVE". I am a hopeless romatic anyway so this is right up my alley. LOL. My inspiration came from THIS PHOTO. My main image is stamped in black brilliance ink then colored with prismacolor pencils, blended w/gamsol and paper pieced for the shirts with soft sky argyl and appricot appeal polka dot prints. I applied some liquid pearls on the necklace. I ran the card base through the cuttlebug machine using the argyle folder. Hope you like it. This month blog hop is over :( and so sorry if you missed but make sure you keep coming back. We are doing it again in a whole new way in December. Don't forget about the great savings going in:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Cupcake 4in1 Challenge

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Fun With Rectangles & Circles, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Cuttin' Corners, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pretty Red Kisses.I used a recently released set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Christmas Cupcake. This is just the cutest set. I stamped the cupcake on white, old olive pattern paper, pink glitter dp, kiwi kiss and ruby red card stock. I cut the bottom, holly, berries and topping out and glued the bottom and holly leaves to the white cs. I popped the topping and berries up and applied crystal effects to the berries. I stamped the sentiment after inking with markers and punch it out with a circle punch then matted on scallop circle punch of pretty in pink. I used a corner punch on my main image layer. The pretty in pink layer has the smaller holly & berries stamped in all 4 corner even though the top 2 can not be seen :( The next panel is stamped using the leaf image in old olive and kiwi kiss. The base is pretty in pink pattern paper. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Christmas Cupcake, Treehouse Stamps,
Paper: pretty in pink, pretty in pink pp, kiwi kiss, white, pink glitter dp
Ink: pretty in pink, old olive, kiwi kiss, ruby red, riding hood red
Accessories: corner punch, circle punch, scallop circle punch, crystal effects
Techniques: 3d

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm Behind You

REMINDER : Time is running out to get your name in the pot for H & M's November Blog Hop Candy. See THIS POST FOR DEETS!
This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Cuttin' Corners, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pretty Red Kisses. I used this cute set recently released from H & M STAMP COMPANY called "A Lil' Behind". It has some of the cutest images and sentiments in it. The rabbit was stamped in black brilliance on white then on pretty in pink. I cut the tail out of the pink, colored the feet and the tail on the white image popped up the tail and applied whtie fun flock to the body and ears. That stuff feels so soft!. I used my corner punch to punch just one corner on the top and bottom. Love the effect that gives, just have not done it in awhile, thanks for the inspiration today. Sentiment is stamped on pretty in pink using riding hood red ink. Hope you like it.
Stamps: A Lil' Behind - HMStampCo
Paper: Pretty in pink, old olive pattern paper, riding hood red, white
Ink: black brilliance, riding hood red
Accessories: Fun flock, dimensionals
Techniques: 3d

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Classic Star of the Month

I have been waiting on the prime opportunity to make a card for this occassion and today's SKETCH CHALLENGE seemed to fit the time. Many months ago I was honored by Heather Rolin owner of H & M STAMP COMPANY to accept an invitation as a Design Team member then last month honored again as the 1st Star of the Month. This month the STAR was passed on to DEBBIE CORBARI. She is so full of energy. Guess I was too when I was young. LOL. I made this to send to her. I embossed the red layer with Diamonds in the rough CB folder. I stamped the star background from Classic Backgrounds on white. I made lg dots around the card with my white jel pen. The main image is the award we are sent to post on our blog. I printed it, cut it out pasted it on white and popped this up. Hope she likes it.
Stamps: Classic Backgrounds
Paper: Non Su Brown, red, white
Ink: ruby red
Accessories: whtie jel pen, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dry Emboss


I get asked quite often for instructions on how I do my uploads in Splitcoast so that I have a word or phrase to click rather than the "url" codes and how to make them in color. I am unable to show this on SCS messages so I thought I would try it on my blog. Please pass this on for anyone wishing to know how as well.

Begin with [url=
copy and paste the link you wish to allow the reader to be taken to
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To make it with color follow the above ] with [color=red] - the color choices can be found when posting comments - click GO ADVANCED then the "A" box for a drop down of the different colors. clicking on the color will show you what name of color should be entered - no spaces between words (ex. royalblue)

Type in the word/s you want the reader to see that can be clicked

Follow that with [/color]/url] - if you have used a color
[/url] - if you did not use a color.

So before posting it should look something like this:

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After posting it should appear as:

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I hope this helps and make sense. Thank you all for those who asked for these instructions.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christmas Favorite Poinsetta

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pretty Pink Kisses and Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER - Becca Stamps. This time I CASEd her FLOURISHES CHRISTMAS POINSETTA"S. I changed the colors to meet today's CC and I used a circle instead of a square for my image. I watercolored 2 stamped images - 1 in old olive and 1 in ruby red with WC crayons. The center is colored with a gold sharpe pen. The red one is popped up and so is the sentiment. I doodled around the riding hood red CS with my white jel pen and matted on pretty in pink. the sentiment is stamped in riding hood red on pretty in pink cs. Card base is Old olive matted with old olive pattern paper. This beauitful stamp is part of a new released set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I really like how this one turned out unlike my last couple of attempts that I was not too happy with. Hope you like it too.
Stamps: Christmas Favorites - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Old Olive, Old Olive Pattern Paper, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, watercolor
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Ruby Red,
Accessories: Watercolor crayons, brushes, Fiskars Cricle template, Sheer Ribbon, White jel pen
Techniques: water coloring, 3d

Monday, November 3, 2008

Our Love Decorative Circle Medallion

Check out the blog hop, candy and rules in this post HERE.
Whew, Lynn this was a fun technique, thanks for this one. This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Decorative Circle Medallion. I used my heart corner punch for this one. It took 2 tries but I finally got it. I popped it up above my circle shaped image layer of white. The video tutorial for this can be found HERE. This lovely elderly couple just make my heart go pitty pat still so much in love after all those years. This image is part of a new released set from H & M STAMP COMPANY. The image is stamped in black brilliance then colored with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I applied silver pearl drops to the necklace. I cut 2 corners out in white and cut the hearts to attach in the corners. Hope you like it and don't forget to check out my blog.
Stamps: Our Love - H&M Stamps
Paper: Red, whtie
Ink: black brilliance
Accessories: heart corner punch
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Decorative Circle Medallion