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Sunday, August 31, 2008


Well I finally got to put rubber (or rather acrylic) to ink today. This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Nikie. I chose her have a hoot on your birthday! to CASE. This is also for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - A Little Something where my "old" is my Prismacolor pencils; "new" is my Martha Stewart Fern Punch; my "borrowed" is this stamp set from e3stamper; and my blue is the bordering blue cs. And because I loaded a card I had already completed earlier for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Sharpen Up Pencils I did another one. Gamsol Magic is definitely one of my very favorite coloring technqiues. The Owl is stamped 3 times and colored. the body is on lower diminsionals then the head on a higher diminsional. I also missed the sketch and color challenge for Saturday from S & M STAMP COMPANY - Heather Rolin's Blog. This weeks colors were Vanille,Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue and Close To Cocoa. Play along with one or both challenges, Heather would love to see your creations, just include this weeks code of HMSC10 for the sketch and HMCC7 for the color combo and DO NOT FORGET tomorrow is the BIG DAY. 40 new stamps will be released from H & M Stamp Company along with an added incentive for placing an order.
Stamps: Avair Accessories, Inkadinkadoo
Paper: VAnilla, Close to Cocoa, Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Martha Stewart Fern punch, diminsionals, Houndstooth CB Folder, Fiskars Scallop Border with holes
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, 3D, CB Negative Embossing

Saturday, August 30, 2008

MIA again

Sorry for no post lately. I have had a really crazy schedule recently. The challenge had not been loaded Friday before I had to leave. DH and I went to the Gulf fishing ahead of Gustav storm. By the time we got all I wanted to do was jump in the pool then the shower, then the bed. LOL. I have to work today so I will have to play when I get home. Can't wait to get to my play room.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dad's Cabin

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Pencils and I used a sketch and color challenge from a few weeks ago from H&M Stamp Co Heather Rolin's Blog. I made this and never had loaded it. Hope you like it. It is really hard to make a masculine card look nice without looking pretty. They don't seem to like it to look pretty. LOL.
I used a set from H&M called DAD'S CABIN (check it out this set is marked down for sale right now). I also used SU Flannel plaid background. Card base is Night of Navy with Soft Sky layered. Focal image is matted on green galore. I used ink pads and sponges to create the sky and grass then I drew grass sprigs with the GG marker. I made dots with basic gray marker around the GG circle because it was bare and I guess I was have some stamp retreat hang overs from all the dots we did that weekend. LOL. Dad's cabin is stamped in basic gray on GG, cut out and popped up. I used some navy hemp. Crystal Effects on the windows. I moved that layer to the top of this card to make it like a sign above the door. Don't forget to keep an eye out for the new releases from H&M begining September 1st, just 4 more days. Yepee.
Stamps: Dad's Cabin - H&M Stamps, Flannel Plaid
Paper: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Green Galore, White
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon, basic gray
Accessories: hemp, crystal effects, prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium, stumps
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Miracle From Above Sneak Peak from H&M Stamps

OK Ladies start your drooling. Heather Rolin from H & M Stamp Company has some FANTASTIC sets being released in just 5 more days and this is only 1 of them and it is called Miracle From Above. It is the most precious New Baby set. I stamped the image in white craft ink then offset the next stamp of that image in rose red for the TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Faux Embossing for Monday's challenge. I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Kraft Black Roses, and of course this is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I concealed my seam with ribbon that I thought was a close match to kraft. I also punched the large hole from my crop-a-dile with black cardstock and placed some diminsionals under them for faux brads (easier on postage). I made this for a co-worker. Hope she likes it and hopeyou like it too. I am just so excited to be asked to join this fabulous design team and to present my very 1st sneak peak for this company. Don't forget to be watching for sneak peaks from the DT and then the big release day over at H&M Stamp Company.
Stamps: Miracle From Above - H&M Stamps
Paper: rose Red pattern print, Black, Kraft
Ink: White Craft Ink, Rose Red
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, ribbon, diminsional
Techniques: Faux Embossing

Monday, August 25, 2008


This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Faux Embossing combined with today's MO JO MONDAY - Sketch. I just got this set a couple of weeks ago from Close To My Heart and have been dying to get it dirty. This is several cat images. When I went to make this I realized there is no paw print so I had to use one that I had picked up a long time ago at Wal Mart. It is definitely bigger than I wanted but it was all I had. :( The cat image was stamped in vanilla then really rust. I doodled on the vanilla circle and used my white jel pen on the black circle scallop layer.
Stamps: Paw Prints - CTMH
Paper: rust, black, orange, vanilla
Ink: really rust, vanilla craft ink
Accessories: white jel pen, Giga scallop circle, fiskars circles
Techniques: Faux Embossing

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Blooming Beautiful

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE - kokirose (Patricia Rose). I have admired her gallery for a while now and was happy she is being featured today. I chose her JUST FOR YOU card to CASE. I changed the colors to use this weeks COLOR CHALLENGE - Ruby Cocoa Blush. I kept the layout simular to hers but did leave off the paper piercing and hardware. I used my Fiskars scallop border with holes and close to cocoa pattern paper with swirls. I tore the cocoa layer of my main image for the WAYS TO USE IT - All torn up and since I just had to have this set and have not used it in many many months it also fits the LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Oldies but Goodies. The flower was stamped twice on white and colored with one small section in front cut out and popped up.
Stamps: Blooming Beautiful
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Close to Cocoa Pattern Paper, Blush Blossom, Ruby Red
Ink: ruby red, old olive
Accessories: dew drops, ribbon, border punch

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sea Life

Rainy and windy here, thanks to TS Fay we have a +5inches in our pond from Friday's downfall.Today is Saturday and that means another sketch and color challenge by HEATHER ROLIN - H&M Stamp Co.. I stamped the dolphin in black stazon then colored it with my prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I applied stardust stickles to his tummy just because I love the way that looks. I used some adhesive lace I bought at the dollar store 3 yrs ago and this stip of the 3 included I have never used so this is also for Fridays LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Oldies but Goodies. I also used my brand new Argyle CB Folder that I just love. This is matted on vanilla card base. Come play along with the sketch challenge or the color challenge or like me do them together. Heather would love to see what you create so make sure to add HMSC9 and/or HMCC6 to your keywords.
Stamps: Sea Life, H&M Stamps
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Groovy Guava Pattern Paper, White, Vanilla
Ink: Black stazon
Accessories: Vanilla lace adhesive
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Friday, August 22, 2008

Espress Yourself

TGIF, this is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Oldies But Goodies and for my layout I choose this weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE. I bought this stamp set from a fellow stamper over 3 yrs ago and I think I have used it 1 time so that is why I picked it. I had all sorts of ideas when I bought it, good intentions wasted away. I also have neglected my water color crayons so I used them for coloring using this weeks COLOR CHALLENGE - Ruby Cocoa Blush. The ribbon was bought last year and the seal was still on it. This is sad isn't it? Hope you like it.
Stamps: Esspress Yourself
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Watercolor paper, dp ?
Ink: Black stazon, close to cocoa, blush bossom, ruby red
Accessories: Water color Crayons & brushes, Stickles
Techniques: watercoloring

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Totally Torn Witchin'

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - All Torn Up. I decided to use my new MFT set called Totally Witchin' for this one. I also experimented with one of my new Cuttlebug folders. I used the spider web to emboss on black then brushed the raised side with my versamark pad. Sprinked Diamond Dust EP and heat set it. Unfortunately the VM must have also got inbetween some of the raised lines bc I have glittery EP in places I did not want it. :( . Oh well I stamped the spider and cut it out. Whew that is not easy for an old lady like me with contacts in and glasses for magnifying but I got it done. The image was stamped in black stazon on white then colored with prismacolor pencils, blended w/gamsol and cut out around the frame. Matted on red cs stamped with a portion of one of the sentiments. The spider is popped up. Not exactlly to look I was going for but done nevertheless. Gotta go get dh's some supper ready. See ya in the challenges tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jessie's Birthday Bass

Well my dh was off on his Birthday and I had to work so knowing him I knew he would be hitting some body of water somewhere and sure enough he did. Called me about 10am with his big o'le BASS news. He caught this 9lb bass from a friends pond and yes he took pictures and set it free to be caught again. His day was made even if he still only has 364 more before the big 50. I have to tease him to toughen him up bc I have plans in the works for next year

BWC#19 Oliver

This is for today's Brain Wave Challenge presented by ASHLEY BOWEN. This image was recently released and can be purchased from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I am so excited that Ashley has asked me and Shannon to extend our Guest Design reign for another month. There are some really fabulous stamps coming out in September so stay tuned and look for those Sneak Peaks to come your way here on my blog and the other DT Members Blogs as well as on SCS. This image was stamped in choc chip then colored with Close to Cocoa, ruby red, green galore and pixie pink markers. The vanilla cs was distressed with a sponge using choc chip ink pad. I used some CS I have had for awhile. I used last weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout. Feel free to play along with this weeks BWC by using a brown, pink and vanilla color combo and uploading with BWC19 in the keywords. Ashley does love to see everyone's creations.

Happy Fall Y'all Pumpkin

OK I know it may be hard for you to read this but yes this is indeed only 1 challenge today.LOL. I have been anxious to get this big pumpkin dirty since it came and today was the day, but I just could not work the colors in too. So this is for today's [url=][color-orange]SKETCH CHALLENGE]. This darling pumpkin is from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY - Happy Fall Y'all. I stamped the image on white with choc chip then colored it with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol, cut it out and popped it up on a orange circle cs then Giga scallop circle in brown. Layers 2a & 2b are mattend on brown as well. Layered tab corners popped up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Happy Fall Y'all - Treehouse Stamp Company
Paper: non SU brown, orange, olive, Thanksgiving dp
Ink: choc chip
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, blending medium, Tab punches, diminsionals
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Danny, Jessie & Madison

August is another big birthday month for us so we try to do them all together if we can and tonight was the night. Brayden's bd was last month but his Aunt Amanda could not make that one so she gave him something tonight that he really loves, CARS.
Madison is such a drama queen and thinks she is a princess, but then so do we that her Aunt Chele just had to get her this shirt that reads "The World Revolves Around ME" LOL My SIL is rarely seen without a 2 liter Mountain Dew and I knew this was for him when I saw it.
My DH is turning 49 tomorrow and don't you think for 1 minute that I am not ready to give him a hard time next year. I can not wait. We had a fish fry and everone had a good time. My other daught Michele had to work so she was not able to be with us but Amanda and her daughter did get to come. I had a house full and it was fun but it was really nice when it was back to just the 2 of us and so quiet again. LOL.


This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Ruby Cocoa Blush, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Acetate Treat Boxes. I felt as if I did such a pitiful job Monday that I needed to do another one just to prove to myself I could. I used a really cute set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Happy Fall Y'all. I just adore this scarecrow, he is just too cute. My box top and bottom are made with ruby red cs stamped with cocoa using the small leaf from this set. I also stamped the small leaf using cocoa and then more mustard on top of that but it is really hard to see with the candy inside. I stamped the scarecrow in black stazon then colored him with SU markers cut the image out and adhered it to the box. The ribbon was ran through the 2 pewter colored eyelet then the ruby bead, then the sentiment on the right side and tied in a knot at the top. The sentiment is in a sorta swirl so I cut the layers to fit around it. Hope you like this one better.
Stamps: Happy Fall Y'all - Treehouse Stamp Co
Paper: Ruby Red
Ink: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, blush blossom,
Accessories: pewter eyelets, ribbon, ruby bead
Techniques: 2,4,6,8 Acetate Treat Box

Monday, August 18, 2008

Creepy Crawly Acetate Treat Box

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Acetate Treat Box. Thanks Lynn for this really Kewl Treat Box challenge. I decided to get a jump on my grandbabies treats with this one and used a really neat set recently released from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY - Creepy Crawly. I inked up the spider from the witches hat with a black marker and drew the other side of his legs where needed. The EEEK is one of the sentiment stamps in the set. I used black eyelets on the top to run my ribbon through. This box is filled with halloween treat candy and will be loved by the grandchild that receives it I am sure. Thanks for looking and hope you like it.
The 2nd picture was done on Tuesday when I decided my treat box was too plain so I added a little something to it.
Stamps: Creepy Crawly - Treehouse stamps
Paper: Non Su
Ink: Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Eyelets
Techniques: 2,4,6,8 Acetate Treat Box

Sunday, August 17, 2008

CASE of Fabulous Flowers

This is for today's FABULOUS FEATURED STAMPER - Knightrone. Jessie has an awesome gallery that I have been drooling over for quite some time. Many of My Favorites are created by her. Of my many picks I finally settled on CASEing her CASEING JENNIFER. I changed the layout to fit this weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE and used this weeks COLOR CHALLENGE - Elegant Teal Olives. I moved the ribbon placement and used some elegant eggplant grossgrain instead of sheer. I used my Martha Stewart Border punch in place of the scallops. I used my MS Circle cutter (not easy to figure out) to cut the larger circles then trimmed the largest one with scallop decor scissors (also not easy). This does not do justice to the beautiful creations of Jessie, so sorry Jessie.
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, So Many Sayings
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Taken w/Teal, White
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplan
Accessories: Stickles, Ribbon

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blogger Award

I am so touched to have been considered as the reciepent of this Award from Linsey - Outside the Lines. She is a wonderful cyber friend and a very talented crafter with a great big heart. Thank you so much Linsey. I am passing this award onto 5 bloggers who I receive my inspiration from and enjoy reading their blogs.

Thank you ladies one and all for your inspiring creativity.


Me and some other really great stampin' ladies which also includes my daughter, Shannon, that's whoo!! HERE is the big announcment. I have been just about to burst for a couple of months now since I opened an E-mail I received from Heather Rolin at H&M Stamp Company asking me if I would consider joining her design team. After I revived myself and had my DH read this also to make sure I was reading it correctly I replied "YES". I am sure the scream could be heard thoughout the entire county at least. Now that September is rapidly approaching I am excited and terrified at the same time I am terrified of being a dissappointment. Keep me in your prayers and be on the look out for some really neat releases coming in just 16 days.


This is for this weeks combined sketch and color challenge presented by Heather Rolin - H&M Stamp Company. Come and play along, upload at SCS using keywords HMSC8 & HMCC5. This weeks colors are Teal, Burnt Red, Olive Green, chocolate, vanilla. Sounds like a ice creamsicle, LOL. I used some Non SU cardstock and tried to find the closest thing I have to a burnt red. I have been itching to get this set dirty and today was the day. The image is stamped in choc chip then colored with Creamy Caramel a couple of times for a darker color. The face was colored with a copic marker. I bought this camoflage ribbon many moons ago and have only used it 2 times now. The dog tags were stamped in choc then cut out around the chain part to slide through the ribbon. This accessory replaced the buttons. The vanilla layer is stamped with all of the sentiments from HooRay Sentiment set - got the inspiration from one of Heather's creation. All images can be purchased at H & M Stamp Company. Purchase Hoo Rah and the sentiment together in an order and $5.00 will go to support our troops! This set was inspired by Tracy Dorton from H&M Stamps Design Team! If you wish you may also make donations in increments of $5 at the time of your order. Thank you for looking. Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Snow Sweet Cowboy Snowman

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Think Snowman, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Crazy for Copics, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Elegant Teal Olives. I am no where near ready to start thinking winter or Christmas, just enjoying the Summer still but I played along anyway since someone is deteremined to make me get my Christmas stamps out earlier than I normally do, LOL. This adorable image is from High Hopes and I just love this guy. I used the No Copics - No problem technique for coloring and then used a gray copic for shadowing around the image. I also used a silver sharpie to color the badge. The senitment is popped up on dimensionals. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Cowboy Snowman, Snow Sweet, High Hopes
Paper: Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, White
Ink: choc chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Taken w/ Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Gray, Black
Accessories: dimensioals, copic marker, SU marker, watercolor brush, silver sharpie
Techniques: No Copics - No Problem

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Uplifting Occassion

Well today's SKETCH CHALLENGE called for a large image so I immediately went for my Penny Black stamps of which I only have 2 but have a hard time using because they are so large. I also used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Elegant Teal Olives. I love this image and was happy to be able to use it today. I did paper piercing and then faux stitching using my eggplant marker. I also punched out 1 eggplant and 1 teal butterfly with my Martha Stewart punch glued in the center and folded the wings up. I applied stickles around the butterfly and on the butterflies on the image. The image was colored mostly with Prismacolor Pencils then blended w/gamsol. I did use the marker for the tiny circles in the lace. Hope ya like it.
Stamps: Uplifting Occassions by Penny Black
Paper: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, white
Ink: taken with teal, elegant eggplant, old olive, black stazon
Accessories: stickles, prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

So Sorry Fruit Stand

I'm back from the beach and stampin' again, I thought dh was going to have to do CPR on me,LOL. This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Elegant Teal Olives. I also used today's Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch # 12. Today is the last day and I think I have done 3 of these now. Just no time to stamp. Julee has done a fantastic job presenting all 12 of these. OK onto today's project. I have a new found friend who recently had a tragedy in her life and I already had a card picked out from my stack to send her but when I finished this one I liked it better so this is what she will be getting. I hope she likes it. The main image was stamped in black stazon then colored with SU markers. I applied crystal effects to the grapes then doodled around the edge and around the image I made dots. The dew drops were colored with eggplant marker. the sentiment is stamped using omitting and huffing technique then cut out with 1 3/8 circle punch matted on scallop circle punch. The base is stamped with taken w/teal using Baroque Motifs then dots around the swirls.
Stamps: Fruit Stand, So Sorry, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Taken w/Teal, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Black Stazon, Taken w/Teal, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Dew Drops, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Markers, Crystal Effects
Techniques: Huffing, Omitting

Saturday, August 9, 2008

HMSC7, HMCC4 Essence of Love Inspired

Hello everyone, today is Saturday and I am headed to the beach for the weekend but not before I show you the sketch and color challenge from Heather Rolin's (from H&M Stamp Company) Blog. If you know me then you know I like to combine challenges and so that is what I have done here. The colors are Really Rust, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, and Chocolate Chip. My main image is stamped in really rust then the butterfly was stamped in choc chip on the image then tempt turquoise and cut out. I glued the butterfly at the center and folded the wings up. The main image is matted on really rust then popped up on dimensionals onto choc chip. The base is choc chip with Tempt Turquoise. The 4 tiny squares are really rust with soft sky pattern print matted on top. I applied clear dew drops and then tried to color them w/really rust. NOT happening. LOL. The brown double stitch ribbon is some I picked up at Michaels recently. This also fits today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Oprah's Table. Hope you play along with this fun combo. Don't forget to enter the key words. You can do just the color challenge or just the sketch or both together. Just have fun with it and let Heather know how you enjoyed it by uploading.
Stamps: Essence of Life
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Choc Chip, Really Rust, Soft Sky PP, white
Ink: Tempting turquoise, Choc Chip, Really rust
Accessories: Ranger Stardust Stickles, Ribbon

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dropping You A Line

Hello Friday, this ATC was made for 4 challenges that include today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Lunch Notes, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Be-Jeweled, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Farewell In-Colors. This was fun to do. My card base is white, I used distressed strips cuttlebug emboss folder on soft sky cs, My focal image is a tiny set I bought from Inkadinkado and have never inked up. Bad stamper! The fish was stamped 2 times - once on wild wasabi and once of wild wasabi pattern print paper. The fins were cut out and popped up on dimensionals. I applied some diamond jewels in the bubble part of the image and ranger stardust sticles on the fishing line. I used a purple color sharpe fine point to draw over the hook since we use the red colored hooks when fishing. The sentiment is stamped in purely pomegrante. I will slip this in my dh lunch and he will get such a kick out of it.
Stamps: Short & Sweet, Dropping a Line - Inkadinkado
Paper: whtie, river rock, purely pomegrante, wild wasabi, wild wasabi pattern pirnt
Ink: wild wasabi, purely pomegrante
Accessories: diamond jewels, ranger stardust stickles, cuttlebug, Distressed lines Emboss folder
Techniques: Dry Emboss

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Creepy Crawly Released Today

Looks what is new today, OMGosh it is the cutiest Halloween set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY - Creepy Crawly. This is just 1 of several released today so go check them out. This little girl and boy knocking at the door are just adorable. The image is stamped in black stazon, colored with Prismacolor Pencils then blended w/gamsol blending medium. I applied stickles to the web and spider to make them glisten. The edges are distressed w/realy rust then matted on more mustard and black. I used a sheet of dp from SU Creepy Crawly designer paper from the outgoing catty. I never really liked this sheet until I used it and now it is gone :( It just sorta fits this image. Oh well the sentiment is stamped in really rust and I inked just the spider with black to stamp in the small triangles. I used Tuesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout since I did not get to do it on Tuesday. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Creepy Crawly - Treehouse stamps
Paper: Creepy Crawly-SU, Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: black Stazon, Really Rust
Accessories: Ranger Stardust STickles, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol Blending Medium, Blending Stumps
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Sponge Distressing

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all Sneak Peak

Hello Wednesday, hump day,LOL. Have a really early day today so needed a quickie. This is for today's BRAINWAVE CHALLENGE # 18 presented every Wednesday by Ashley Bowen from Treehouse combined with Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Farewell In-Colors. These images are from a set soon to be released from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Happy Fall Y'all. I has the mose adorable images and sentiments in it. I colored my images with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. I used my blender pen and wild wasabi pad to make the grass sprigs. The river rock base layer is stamped with one of the leaves in the set using river rock. The sentiment is also stamped with the leave after stamping off. The ribbon arrived last night just in time for me to try it out this morning.
Stamps: Happy Fall Y'all - Treehouse Stamp Co
Paper: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Vanilla
Ink: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, blue Bayou
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, cotton, Fiskars circle template, markers, blender pens, ribbon
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Creepy Crawly Sneaky Peaky

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Farewell InColors. I will continue to use them but do understand I will not be seeing theme as much in the galleries so I will miss them tremendously. I have chosen a set soon to be released from TREEHOUSE STAMPS to say a fond farewell to the incolors and hello to some new rubbah on it's way. This is just the cuties Halloween set. I did use the tiny spiders from SU Halloween backgrounds for the 2 corner images. I stamped the witch hat in blue bayou and colored with prismacolor pencils then blended with gamsol. I left the circles white and filled them in with Stickles Stardust. Stickles also on the spiders and stars for shine. The spider on the hat has google eyes. Couldn't wait to use this one. The background was made with the swirly stamp from the creepy crawly set. I used the out-of-the-box technique with the hat since my panel needed to be narrow and the hat is so big. This sketch is from the ANNI-VERVE-SARY Day 4 sketch challenge. Julee is doing an awesome job with these daily sketch challenges. This is my first Halloween card for the upcoming season. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Halloween Backgrounds SU, Creepy Crawly Treehouse stamps
Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegrante, White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegrante
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol Blending Medium, Blending Stumps, Diminsionals, Ranger Stardust Stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Out Of The Box Technique


Monday, August 4, 2008

God's Blessings

Well Hello Monday, I went to the SCS challenges, no TLC yet, Went to Julee's Blog, no MOJO for 2 wks eeekk, stumbled upon Verves Anniversary Celebration though and this is for Anni-VERVE-sary Sketch Challenge day # 3. This sketch caught my eye as I gazed upon my newly purchased Martha Stewart lacey border punch I picked up at Wal-Mart. After deciding that the center image would be a sentiment and choosing my SU God's Blessings set I went to work. I love the bold bright colors in this sheet of dp and used some scraps of matching card stock. The butterflies are also MS punches. I in red and 1 in the same dp as the base layer. How did I do?
Stamps: God's Blessing
Paper: Non Su blue, red, yellow, Memory Block DP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Ribbon, Deckle Punches


Sunday, August 3, 2008

What's Up Cupcake

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Shellapoo. I chose her CUPCAKE RESIST card to CASE. I changed the colors, left off the cherries, and changed the layout by using the TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS CUPCAKE CHALLENGE from Taylor's blog. This was a fun layout to play with. I am still trying to use up all of the dp I have acquired over the years so I can focus on SU dp more. I have 3 huge pallets of this dp. :( These are white cupcakes with strawberry icing and pixie pink spinkles. Yummy.
Stamps: Hey Cupcake - MFT
Paper: non SU
Ink: Pixie pink, only orange, creamy caramel
Accessories: ribbon


Wild Clarabelle & Riley

Finally found time for Shannon to come over and play. We had a great time working on the OUR CREATIVE CORNER sketch challenge for this week. Come on and play along. I went with a western motif simply because I wanted to use my wanted paper and some of my High Hope images that have lately been neglected. This is clarabelle and riley. They are just adorable to me. Stamped in black brilliance and colored with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. The dp is Wanted from SU. The senitiment is from a Wild West set I bought yrs ago at the Scrapbook market Trash and Treasure sale. The focal image is so big it almost covers up the beautiful wavy cut of the dp. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Clarabelle & Riley - High Hopes, Wild West
Paper: Sage Shadow, Wanted, choc chip
Ink: Black brilliance, really rust
Accessories: Fiskars border template
Techniques: Gamsol magic

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Inspired Simply Celebrating The Day

Happy Saturday eveyone, this card was made for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Pink Lemonade Purses, using THIS LEMONADE PURSE for inspiration. I included Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Smiles, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Scraps, and the color and sketch challenge presented by H&M Stamps Company owner HEATHER ROLIN'S BLOG every Saturday. I have really enjoyed following Heather's challenges each week. This one was no exception. I did change the shape from a circle to an oval so that my image would fit. My focal image was stamped with the multi dot image in the set after inking it up with markers, stamping off and huffing. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Simply Circls, Celebrate The Day - H&M Stamp Co
Paper: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, White
Ink: Night of Navy, Green Galore, Basic Gray, Soft Sky,
Accessories: Oval punch, Giga oval scallop punch, ribbon
Techniques: Sponging, huffing


Friday, August 1, 2008

Ethel's Smilin'

Hello Friday, Yeh. Well I did not get to stamp Thursday due to work so I set the clock a little early. I need my morning fix OK!LOL. This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY - Think happy thoughts. We were to make something that would make someone smile, My first thought was "ETHEL!" she always makes me smile. I just love these images because they remind me so much of so many of the patient's I have cared for. Because I did not get to do Thursday's challenge I had to add it to today's, ya know how I love to combine! so this is also for WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Scraps. I used scraps for almost everything on here. I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE as well. My colors I chose are from this weeks BRAINWAVE CHALLENGE - Colors of White, Pumpkin Pie, Apricott Appeal, and Soft Sky hosted every Wednesday by Ashley Bowen on her Blog. These were really fun to use on this card. Of course Ethel's hair had to be soft sky, ya know how them ladies love that blueish hair.teehee. I just luv'em though. Sorry about messing up the sentiment, I did it last and all the work I put in to paper piecing her dress and coloring and shading, pearls, crystal effects on her glasses I just left it after I bombed the sentiment. Maybe it will bring a smile to someone's face. It did mine!
Rubbernecker - Ethel & Handbag, Strange & Wonderful
Paper: White, apricott appeal, pumpkin pie, soft sky, apricot appeal pattern paper
Ink: black stazon, Pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, soft sky, flesh & grey Copic Markers
Accessories: Pearl embellishments, white jel pen, crystal effects
Techniques: paper piecing