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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Paper Pierced Angel Hugging Heart

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Time. I was in a hurry when I made this card and it took me 10 min from start to finish. That is a record for me. I used a simple layout and copics to color. I hope Julia does not have the challenge police arrest me this week. That would be a terrible way to start the new year. This is also for today's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE - Paper Piercing. This week Ashley has challenged us to pierce somewhere on our projects. I did mine in the lower right and left corners of my main panel. I got this image from Ashley in my Christmas package and could not wait to ink it up. Thanks Ashley. I stamped this darling angel from Whiff Of Joy in graphite black then colored with copics. I used my spica glitter pen to trace around the flourishes and added some stickles to the wings for Wednesday's CRAFT CREATIONS CHALLENGE - Make The New Year Glitter. I applied some glue and then some cotton around the angel bc she is in the clouds waiting to bring that sweet someone something sweet. aaahhh to be a dreamer. My sketch was designed by my very own cyber friend and CHA companion Lori and it is Saturday's PAPER CRAFT PLANET SKETCH December 26, 2009. Lori and I share a love for the simple layouts so I absolutely love this one. My dp is from Basic Grey -Indian Summer. Image, paper and DP used for this creation can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS. Hope you like it. Now come on play along with us this week by poking some holes. Make sure to include THT030 in your uploads so we can see what you made.
Stamps: Angel Hugging Heart
Paper: Vanilla, Basic Grey - Indian Summer DP, Red cs
Ink: Graphite Black
Accessories: copics, cotton
Techniques: paper piercing

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vintage Couple

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE which I flipped to fit my image. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Barely Dusty Grays. The stickles on the ladies blouse and hat are for today's CRAFY CREATIONS CHALLENGE - Make The New Year Glitter. My image was stamped in graphite black then colored with copics. I have no idea what the name of this stamp is bc there is no name on the block, just the company. My dp is from Memory Block's Inspiration stack. I heated the ribbon to make it twist. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Vanilla, basic gray, dusty durango, Memory Block
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: ribbon, copics

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Basic Bodacious Baroque

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Barely Dusty Grays. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY. I found some basic gray dp that matches the colors and so I used it for my base matted on basic gray. I punched the barely banana which was stamped with baroque motifs in dusty durange and dusty durango scallop squares with my Marvy Giga and extra giga punches. The focal panel is Nesties lg circles cut and embossed then air brushed around the circle frame. My image was stamped, rock & rolled on the circle panel then on 2 other pieces of white cs, cut out and popped up.
Stamps: Bodacious Boquet, Baroque Motifs
Paper: white, basic gray cs, dusty durango, barely banana, basic gray dp
Ink: dusty durango, barely banana
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, copics, Air Bush
Techniques: Air Brush, dry emboss, 3D

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

When I made this card I posted on SCS that I could not wait to see my hubby's reaction when he opened it and so I was lucky enough to snap a shot at the perfect time. He absolutely cackled. We are both cat lovers and I was hoping it would tickle his funny bone.
My sweet FIL took this pic of the clan with the exception of James who had to work Thursday :( . Have you ever tried to hurd 7 grandchildren into one area for a picture. LOL. We had a blast the whole day together. I am so filled with Nana sugar, enough to last me at least a whole week. My babies sure are growing. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. Stay safe and remember Jesus is the reason for the season.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

THT029 Faux Silk Cool Wishes

This is for today's Treehouse Thursday Challenge to do Faux Silk. I have never tried this technique before until now. I think I like it. I stamped the snowflakes from Cool Wishes in cool carribean and taken with teal then did some dots with my SU marker. My focal panel is a sentiment from Christmas Greetings then doodled around the edges. Both stamp sets can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS and they are all on sale. Ashley has marked most everything down 25-75% off so take some of that Christmas money you got for gifts and go shopping. Teehee.
I am not sure why my white panels look off white but they do. Hope you can join us for today's fun technique. Just include THT029 in your keyword so we can see what you made. This is absolutely my LAST Christmas card this year. I am going to try to do at least 1 a month next year so I don't have so many to do during the season.
Stamps: Cool Wishes, Christmas Greetings - THS
Paper: white, cool carribean, taken with teal
Ink: cool carribean, taken with teal
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: Faux Silk

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Boatloads of Sweet Talkin' Olives

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and also ABC Challenge - K is for Kissing. I am ready for another theme of creation so I decided to start on my Valentine's Cards. I used 3 differnt SU sets on this one. I created my own dp using Sweet talk and the hearts from the Martha Stewart border punch. I stamped the heart from Boatloads of love then cut it out and pasted it on top of my store boat dp I used for layer 2. Then I filled the heart in with some Ranger Dark Red Glitter Glue. My focal image is from Olive You and is stamped in black then traced with R27 copic marker, matted and popped up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Boatloads of Love, Sweet Talk, Olive You
Paper: white, pink, red, fushia
Ink: black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Lacey Heart Border Punch, Ranger Dark Red Glitter Glue, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cool Wishes Snowflake Button

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Crushed Red Sand. My desert is a button I made from my Fiskars Snowflake Punch using a technique from the past TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - 5 Layered Button which I absolutely love making. After the crstal effects dried I tied some red ribbon, gold and silver cording through the button holes into a bow. My sketch is from Monday's THE PINK ELEPHANT CHALLENTE # 46 - SKETCH. I stamped the image in black brilliance on white cs then on a post it note so I could use it as a mask. Then with my air brush system and copic marker I sprayed some crushed curry color around the image. I did not have a match for sahara sand so I broke out my spritzer tool which I fight with every time I use it. That is why I broke down and bought an air compressor to air brush with. Anyway my penguin is at the beach and the sand is around his feet and the the sun is getting ready to set but it is still cool so he needed his scarf anyway. My sentiment is stamped in real red ink. I punched the sahara sand layer with my Fiskars snowflake border punch after stamping it with the snowflake in this darling stamp set that I got from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called COOL WISHES. How did I do?
Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: white, sahara sand, real red, crushed curry
Ink: black brilliance, sahara sand, real red
Accessories: copics, air brush system, Fiskars Snowflake border emboss/punch
Techniques: Masking, Airbrushing

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Altered Acrylic Gift Box of Cocoa

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Benzi. I found my inspiration in her CHRISTMAS TREAT SET. I also included this weeks challenge from the STAMPIN' B'S - Use a Beverage and this weeks challenge from OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE - Let It Snow. I have had this box that I got a stamp set in and been wanting to use it so today was the boost. I used some Vanilla CS for the strip around the box stamped with the 4 different snowflakes in pretty in pink ink from a set released last year by TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Christmas Favorites and then the cup from Friends and Lattes' also from Treehouse Stamps in espresso ink then colored with copics E30, RV10 & RV11. My color combo is from this weeks TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE #028 - CC (Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Choc Chip). I punched the focal image and layer using Marvy's Giga and Extra Giga oval scallops then doodled around with choc chip marker and white jel pen. I also covered the circles on the cup with stickles. HOpe you like it.
Stamps: Friends and Latte's, Christmas Favorites - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: vanilla, dark brown
Ink: espress, pretty in pink
Accessories: copics, Marvy Extra Giga and Giga oval scallop Punches, Stickles
Techniques: Altered Acrylic Box

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snowy Cool Wishes

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Fabulous Stationary. I love the colors in these GEORGE & GRACIE BLUE. I used black, white, cool carribean, baja breeze and bermuda bay as my colors. My layout is from today's PAPER CRAFT SKETCH CHALLENGE. The bottom panel was stamped with a snowflake image in versa mark for today's OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE - Let It Snow. I used a stamp set called "COOL WISHES" recently released from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: white, black, cool carribean, baja breeze, bermuda bay
Ink: black, versa mark, bermuda bay
Accessories: ribbon, Maurvy's Extra Giga and Giga Oval scallop punches

Friday, December 18, 2009

Snowman Soup Gift Set

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Silver & Gold. I used silver & gold cording in my ribbon tied on my cup handle, a gold leafing pen around the top and bottom of my cup and silver sharpe on the center of the snowman's hat. This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Cookin' Up A Challenge where we were to create around a recipe. Well I am not much on cooking but since I still needed something for a co-worker and Snowman Soup is a recipe I went with it. I made another darling cup from Sue Berker's CUP TEMPLATE. My cup is made with brown cs then decorated with so saffron pattern paper. The recipe is matted on melon mambo and I stamped 3 snowmen, colored and cut them out. I popped 1 of each on both sides of the recipe on the cup and used the 3rd one on the 3x3 card I made using Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE. Well you guessed it my color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Saffron Moss Melons. I used 2 stamp sets Winter and Cup of Cocoa both from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. When I got ready to take my pic I realized that one of my grandbabies or my dh must have snitched my candy cane I had upstairs and that was the last one so now I have to go buy some more so I can put one in this cup and I need some to hang on the tree too. TeeHee, gotta luv'em.
Stamps: Winter, Cup of Cocoa - Clear And Simple Stamps
Paper: brown, vanilla, melon mambo, so saffron pp, white
Ink: black brillance, gold leafing pen, silver sharpe
Accessories: copics, dimensionals. Cup Template, ribbon, gold & silver cording

Thursday, December 17, 2009

THT028 Willow with her Sunhat

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge #028. Today's challenge is a color challenge of any theme:

  • Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink

When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT028. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

Well Santa came early to my mailbox last week and left a bag full of goodies. This image, flower and button were included in my bag of goodies. Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts Ashley. There is more to being on a DT than getting to play with new sets before anyone else, there is a bond of friendship that is formed or at least with our group there is. I love Treehouse Stamps and the DT. This darling image can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Whiff Of Joy section. It was stamped in espresso ink then colored with Copics also found at THS. I doodled around the card frame and the focal image panel with SU choc chip and pretty in pink markers. This little girl is just too precious and will be a birthday card for one of my 4 granddaughters for next year. Now visit the rest of the DT to see what they have created for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

We Three Cats

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Saffron Moss Melons. I could not decide if I wanted to play today and then I got home and saw these darling cats that I just received from a fellow stamper (thanks again Anne)and a light went off in my head. Scary huh? LOL. Anyway I punched my focal image with Nesties Label 7 and sponged on the inside of the frame. I colored the image with copics. So saffron with white dots pattern paper, mellow moss cs topped with melon mambo ribbon with white dots and mambo base. How did I do for a last minute decision to create?
Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: white, melon mambo, mellow moss, so saffron pp
Ink: black
Accessories: ribbon, Nestie Label 7

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Razzleberry Lemonade Beanie Gift Card Holder

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Saffron Moss Melons and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Beanie Gift Card Holder. I used some razzleberry lemonade dp that has melon mambo in it and crushed curryt this is close to so saffron but just in case my brim is so saffron and because I just loved they way "allansmommy's" sample looked with the crinkled brim I ran mine thru the crimper. Love it! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I freyed some melon mambo cs punched in a circle for the top. I colored some primas with my SU markers in so saffron and melon mambo then attached them with a brad. For dessert I added some melon mambo dotted ribbon. Hope you like it. This will make a great gift card holder for my MIL for Mother's Day. She loves to go to Olive Garden too. Maybe she will take me.. LOL
Stamps: None
Paper: so saffron, mellow moss, razzleberry lemonade
Ink: melon mambo, so saffron
Accessories: ribbon, primas, brad
Techniques: Gift Card Holder

Monday, December 14, 2009

Twinkle Toes Beanie Gift Card Holder

This is for today's TECHNQIUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Beanie Gift Card Holder. Lynn this is just the cutest of cutes. I love finding new ways to present someone with a gift card. And this is just adorable and so easy to make. I trimmed my vanilla strip with Fiskars snowflake border punch/emboss, I punched a large and small snowflake in the dp and a med size one in vanilla and layered on the swivel part then punched a lg vanilla for the top of the beanie. The dp is called Twinkle Toes and I got it from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I love how this turned out and I hope you do too.
Here it is open. The gift card slides between the back layer and the vanilla strip. Is that cute or what?
Stamps: None
Paper: vanilla, twinkle toes
Ink: none
Accessories: Fiskars snowflake border punch/emboss, MS circle template, ribbon, Fiskars snowflakes
Techniques: Gift Card Holder, Beanie Gift Card Holder

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Eskimo Kisses Ornament Card

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE - Pam124. I found inspiration in her RED & WHITE CHRISTMAS Card. I do not have that stamp set but I do have a Fiskars Christmas template so I cut an ornament out using Eskimo Kisses dp I got from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I left off the ribbon as she had hers and the nesties since my ornatment was so large. I embossed the white card base with Cuttlebut Ornament folder. I gold cord bow and loop for hanging the ornament.
Stamps: none
Paper: whtie, Eskimo Kisses
Ink: none
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Ornament Embossing Folder, Gold Cord

Friday, December 11, 2009

Get Well Darling Gent Treat Holder

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Star, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Artichoke Banana Razzleberries and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Shipping Tag Treat Holder. I almost cheated a bit and included Thursday's challenge but could not think of a song that the Cold/Flu season reminds me of. Everyone around here is sick bc we are in short sleeves one day with temps in the 80's and bundled up the next in the 50's. brrr. YUK. I hope this does not come back around to me again. I am finally getting over it but for my sick friends I made this get well treat holder that I will fill with cough drops and klennex.
The stamp sets I used were just released this week from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS and are GET WELL GENT and GET WELL DARLING. When I 1st saw these sets I went ape. Of course I had to have them. Any nurse would want them right? Both of them are just darling. I used my new Cuttlebug Star embossing folder for the shipping tag portion from barely banana cs. My image was cut using Labels 4, stamped in graphite black then colored with copics. I joined the seams with the same ribbon holding the top together. I stamped the sentiments in razzleberry. You can not see it but I stamped some of the images from both sets on the side portion of the box bottom. I love these treat holders. If you have not made one yet, come on and try'em, you'll love'em too. Happy Stampin'. I am off to work
Stamps: Get Well Darling, Get Well Gent - Clear And Simple Stamps
Paper: white, always artichoke, barely banana, rich razzleberry
Ink: black, razzleberry
Accessories: ribbon, Labels 4, Cuttlebug, Star Embossing Folder, Nestability Labels 4

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CSS Well WishesRelease

Clear and Simple is making some changes for the upcoming year one of which is the release date which has been on the 15th and now will be on the 10th so look for new and exciting releases every month from now on the 10th day of every month.




Yes that's correct we have an additional freebie to giveaway this month - a fabulous calendar template. It fits perfectly on the front of a standard card. You can trim it down to be smaller or mat it to make it larger - this little calendar has tons of possibilities and works wonderfully with the new Month-to-Month sets releasing with the collection.

CSS CalendarOfCardsTemplate.pdf

I made this darling card with BELIVE IN WORDS IV stamp set in today's release. I just love that cardinal image and could NOT wait to get it inked up and colored. I stamped it 2 times then colored with copics and cut one completely out of just the bird the other I cut with my Marvy Giga circle scallop punch then layered it with some green cs using the extra giga circle scallop. The dp is from Hobby Lobby's Season's Greetings stack. I ran some ribbon and attached a black and red button for details.

Visit the rest of the Design Team for more mouth watering eye candy.

THT027 Sleding Fun Tag

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge #027. Today's challenge is to make a tag of any theme:
  • Make a tag

When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT027. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

I made this tag using a fun Christmas set released last year called Sledding Fun from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I just love this darling fox. My image was stamped in graphite black then colored with copics. I covered the bottom part with liquid applique then snow white flock and glitter on top of that. I used some stickles on the snowflakes as well. Burmuda bay cs for the mat and ribbon color as well. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cool Wishes

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Artichokes, Bananas and Razzleberries for my color combo and made this matching card to go with my shipping tag treat box I made Tuesday. Now how cool is that? I stamped my penguin then cut the white and artichoke cs pieces with Nesties Labels 4 and covered the seams with razzleberry ribbon, made the same type of bow with the ribbon and stamped the snowflake from this set in versamark on the artichoke layer. The sentiment is stamped in razzleberry. I colored the scarf with Copics G99 and V06. The base is barely banana with Cuttlebug Snowflake embossed. The stamp set I used for this is called COOL WISHES and I got it and my Labels 4 Nestie from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I am off to the dentist with my youngest (24yrs) but it is nice to still have my daughter need her mommy to hold her hand then to work, long day ahead of me. I hope everyone has a great day.
Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: white, barely banana, always artichoke
Ink: graphite black, rich razzleberry, versamark
Accessories: ribbon, Nesties Label 4, CB Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cool Wishes Shipping Tag Treat Holder

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Artichokes, Banana's, and Razzleberries. I need a lot more of these darling treat holders so I this is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Shipping Tag Treat Bag/Box. I had to make my own shipping tags and so I used my Snowflake embossing folder from Cuttlebug for Monday's CUTTLEBUG CHALLENGE - Christmas Gifts. I stamped this darling penguin from a set called COOL WISHES that was just released Monday from TREEHOUSE STAMPS in graphite black then colored the scarf with copics, trimmed it with my Fiskars oval template then punched a Marvy Giga Scallop punched in rich razzleberry. I stamped the sentiment then matted it on always artichoke. I ran some razzleberry ribbon around the box and made a bow. How did I do???
Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: white, always artichoke, rich razzleberry
Ink: graphite black, always artichoke
Accessories: ribbon, copics, Cuttlebug, Snowflake Embossing Folder

Believe In Word Holiday Sleigh

This is for today's TAKE THE TUESDAY CHALLENGE provided by CLEAR AND SIMPLE each month. This month we are challenged to create something for holiday decor. Well that was easy for me since I just loved this sleigh template so much and Shannon did too so I made her one. I think I like hers better than the 1st one. Hmm may have to swap it out huh? LOL. This one was made with a sheet of red metallic for the sleigh portion and the gold metallic for the frame. I used large brad to attach the frame to the sleigh. This template found on the CLEAR AND SIMPLE BLOG site is one of the easiest and most fun ones I have done. This sleigh was trimmed in gold cording, filled with red confetti and peppermints. The focal image is a decorated black ink pen. I punched 2 Marvy extra giga scallop circles in green and 2 giga scallop circles in white. I stamped the image 4 times in graphite black then colored with copics. and cut out the 2 birds and popped them up on dimensionals.
Here is another angle of this desktop treat holder.

And here is a close up of this darling cardinal image. I just think it is awesome. I think I will put this on my desk for decoration since they will not let us plug in trees (insert pout). This darling image is from a set called BELIEVE IN WORDS IV and will be available on December 10th from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS.
I made this in my all time favorite Christmas color combo (red , green and gold) so it is also for this weeks challenge from THE PINK ELEPHANT. Hope you like it. Come on play along with this months Take the Tuesday Challenge and visit the other Clear and Simple Design Team members for more eye candy.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cool Wishes Released

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Shipping Tag Bag/Box and for today's THE PINK ELEPHANT #44 Challenge - Fav Christmas Colors which are for sure red and green. This darling little gift box is so precious. I think it will hold a couple of cookies that my girls and I will be baking this weekend so I need to make up several of these cuties. Thanks Lynn for a fun and handy TLC today. I love it. I used some Seasons Greetings DP from Hobby Lobby for my tag and the sides of my box. I used kiwi kiss for my box frame and trimmed the top edges with some riding hood red that was trimmed with Fiskars snowflake emboss/punch border topped with some green satin ribbon. My image is a darling set called Cool Wishes and was just released today from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I stamped the image in graphite black then colored with copics. I covered the face and belly with glue and topped it off with some snow white fun flock. He is soooo cute. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: vanilla, kiwi kiss, riding hood red, garden green, HL Seasons' Greetings
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: copics, fun flock, ribbon, eyelet, ribbon, Fiskars Snowflake emboss/punch border
Techniques: Gift Box


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Farm Fever

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE - MitchyGlitchyGoomy. I decided to CASE Michelle's YOU CURED!! card, I bought this retired set from Ashley Bowen when she was doing some spring cleaning last year making room for Grant. I love this set and my dh is why I had to have it. I was browsing the galleries one day and he saw a card using this stamp and just got so tickled. I kept the paper piecing for the pillow, left off the scallop frame and primas. Used the same style and theme of image, left off the pearl accents and used ribbon instead. Did the border punch but a different one. My image was stamped 3 times and then colored with copics. I cut the head & feet out to pop up. I cut the pillow out to paper piece. I did not do Michelle's card justice and decided I should NOT stamp when I am not well, but oh well it is what it is. I guess I made myself a get well card huh? LOL
Stamps: Farm Fever
Paper: white, close to cocoa, berry bliss
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: copics, ribbon, MS heart lace border punch
Techniques: paper piecing, 3D

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Western Sky Metal Pendant

I have not felt like stamping much this week. Sorry for no post. My head still feels like it is dissattached from my shoulders. I hate medication that makes me feel funny. This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Charm Lady Boutique. Oh My there were soo many lovely pendants it was impossible to choose just 1 for inspiration. I was initial inspired by all of the light aqua colors and then I decided it must be time to try Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Metal Washer Pendants. I am soo impatient on waiting 24hrs for something to dry. gggrrr. I smudged a bit, how you can not see where. I used my heat gun very high above the pendant to speed up the process. Treaded some hemp with beads and this necklace matches a blouse I picked up for one of my girls. I hope she likes it. I will be making more of these.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

THT026 Christmas Favorite Greetings

This is for today's Treehouse Thursday Challenge - CASE Cathleen. Ashley has challenged everyone to browse through the glorious and talented design team member - Cathleen Torina and find inspiration. I found mine in her JOY TO THE WORLD card. I changed the sentiment using one from Christmas Greetings and used a portion of the poinsetta image from Christmas Favorites which was stamped in graphite black then colored with copics. I punched some leaves from the Martha Stewart punch in glorious green and placed behind the poinsetta. I used the same Martha Stewart - Punch around the page punches. I left of the center matt and placed mine all on the middle panel. I applied some stickles in the center of the flower. Hope you like and I really hope you come play along. Just browse through Cathleens gallery and pick a card. Make your version of it finding inspiration from the color combo, layout, theme, or whatever. When you load to SCS or PCP please make sure to include THT026 in your keywords so we can find your creations as well as posting to Mr. Linky on the THS blog site.

DT CALL ENDS SOON !! See the top of the page on my blog or the Treehouse Stamps Blog Site!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lovely All Year Cheer

Well I got a call last night and said Yes to working ICU today. What WAS I thinking? 12hrs in ICU on a rainy day when I have bronchitis and would rather be on the couch since 2hrs sleep is all I got. Have you ever coughed so much that you could hardly breath? NOT fun. Also not fun is trying to bring up your toenails through your tummy. No sleep so I decided to check out the challenges. This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Very Black Suede with some dessert of Frosted lace stickles. I stamped the group of trees on my focal panel in soft suede then the single tree on my side panels. All panels are matted on 1/16in matt of soft suede. 1in square punch of black cs cut in half and suede lg brad attached to the center. Sentiment is from All Year Cheer 1 stamped in soft suede. This reminds me of snow that is starting to melt. Winter is not here and I am already wishing spring was on it's way. I hate cold weather and our high tomorrow is suppose to be 47. bbbrrrrr.
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, All Year Cheer I - SU
Paper: vanilla, soft suede, black
Ink: soft suede
Accessories: brads, square punch, Ranger frosted lace stickles

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

CSS SOTM Cup of Cocoa and Cup Template

Cup of Cocoa (December 1 - 31, 2009)

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Cup of Cocoa Template:

Want to have some more fun. Here is a free Bonue Template of a darling sleigh designed by Sue as well. Try it, you'll like it!

Here is my attmpt at this hot cocoa mug template created by Sue, you have to try this one out.
I love this fantastic stamp set. I filled my cup with a treat bag of cocoa, marshmallows and a Hersheys choc bar tied with some satin brown ribbon. I used the December Stamp of the Month Cup template created by Sue for this project. I created my cup base & handle from the medium brown cs, trimmed the top and bottom with a gold leafing pen bc that's how most of my decorative cups look. I used a strip of vanilla for the middle of the cup and randomly stamped the short sentiments and double marshmallow image in choc chip ink. The focal sentiment and framed image were stamped in close to cocoa on vanilla, matted on a darker brown both trimmed using the Nestability Labels 3. I made a coordinating 3x3 gift card using vanilla and medium brown cs. My focal image was stamped in espresso ink then colored with copics. I filled in the marshmallows with a white jel pen to make then stand out.

Here are some more views:
This is everything outside of the cup.The gift cardFront view of the empty cup.Back view of the cup

We hope you are inspired by all of our creations. Please hop over to the Clear and Simple Stamps Blog and the other Design Team Members for more eye candy using this stamp set and cup template.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cup of Cocoa Sneak Peek

This is for today's CARD POSITIONING SYSTEM's Sketch for this week. What a fun layout to work with. I used a set that will be released Dec 1st from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS called Cup of Cocoa. I stamped the cup on vanilla then on the dp and cut the cup portion out to paper piece. I colored the saucer with copics R24, R27, R29. My base is certainly celery and the dp is from Hobby Lobby's Celebrate the Seasons with Glitter dp pack. I used riding hood red for my Marvy giga scallop punch then doodled around the scallops with my white jel pen. The inside of the cup was also paper pieced with vanilla then colored with E35, E37, E39. The marshmallows were colored with the white jel pen. I stamped the sentiment with riding hood red. Be on the look out for this darling new set to be released Dec 1st at midnight, you will not want to miss it.
Stamps: Clear and Simple Cup of Cocoa
Ink: Graphite Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: ribbon, copics, white jel pen, Marvy Giga Scallop circle punch
Technique: paper piecing

Flight of the Bee CASEing

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Mrs.Boz. I decided on her BE YOURSELF CARD. I loved the colors and sentiment on this darling card. I changed the theme, layout, and used honeycomb embossed plate. I just had to pull out my Flight of the Bees from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. This was one of my 1st purchases from them and I love it. I stamped the bee on white then colored with copics. I punched them with 1in circle punch then black matt with 1 1/4 in circle punch. I punched a hole in the top to thread the hemp and tie around the ribbon. My layout is from Saturday's OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE - Sketch. I found some cs that was close to honey colored and trimmed it with my Martha Stewart drippy goo bc honey is drippy right? LOL. I added some stickles to the bee wings and the dripping portion of the trim. Sentiment was stamped with graphite black.
Stamps: Flight of the Bee - Clear and Simple Stamps
Paper: white, yellow, black, honey
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: Fiskars Honeycomb Embossing plate, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch, 1 in and 1 1/4 in circle punches, copics, ribbon

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cup of Cocoa Snowman Soup Treat Box Sneak Peek

OH I just love this time of year and sending Snowman Soup is right up there on the top of my To Do List. LOL. I made this treat box out of a piece of Winter Textured DP from Wal Mart years ago. It measures out finished 5H,4L,1W and is filled with Hot Cocoa Mix, Marshmallows (they are there just hard to see) and a candy cane. I punched out the Nesties Oval Scallop in the center of the front side of the treat box then used that section to matt the sentiment on that is stamped in bashful blue and pacific point for the matching greeting card using a white card base and the dark blue textured cs from the stack. I used a set that will be released Dec 1st at midnight from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. Hold onto your hat's because Sue has created another awesome template to coordinate with this darling stamp set. Oh I hope you like this sneak peek. Keep watching for more sneak peeks and eye candy from the CSS Design Team Members. Here is a snap shot of everything separated.and this is a close up of the card.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sneak Peek Cup of Cocoa in a Winter Sleigh

Well Sue Berker over at Clear and Simple Stamps has done it again with a fantastic and fun template this month as a bonus. With the holiday season getting to a great start this Winter Sleigh template is a perfect addition to the seasonal decor around the home or office. Fill it full of goodies and watch everyone around flock to your desk

I used some red glitter dp for the sleigh body and some metallic dp for the gold frame. For the inside I used my gold leafing pen. I used 4 lg gold brads to attached the frame to the sleigh. A gold wired ribbon bow adorns the outside, red confetti paper on the inside topped with red and gree peppermints. I punched 2 Nestie labels 4 in Glorious Green cs then stamped the frame image from Cup of Cocoa set that will be released on Dec 1st in real red and the sentiment is from a set released the 15th of this month called Cookie Bake. Both sets are from Clear and Simple Stamps. I cut out the frames and attached it to the Nesties on both sides so that they look the same from front and back then adhered them to the jumbo paper clip and slid the clip to the side of the sleigh. This template can be found on the Clear and Simple Stamps Blog for you to print out and make one for yourself. I love how this turned out and hope you do too.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

THT025 Cool Wishes Sneak Peek

This is for today's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE #025 - Color Challenge to use Old Olive, Real Red, White, and Black. I used a set soon to be released from TREEHOUSE STAMPS called Cool Wishes. It is just darling. I stamped the penguin in graphite black then colored the scarf with copics. I sketched some lines for snow hills then made some faint blue lines to accent the hills. I stamped the trees from Jolly Snowman in kiwi kiss then accented the edges with my white jel pen. The dp is from Hobby Lobby's Seasons Greetings. The old olive layered was stamped with the snowflake in versamark champagne. I trimmed the white stip with Marta Stewarts drippy goo border punch.

Come on and play along, just include THT025 in your tag or keyword when uploading. Don't forget about the DT Call as well. Have you even wanted to be on a stamp companies design team? Now's you chance. See the top of the Treehouse Blog for directions.

Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: White, real red, HL Season's Greetings dp
Ink: graphite black, old olive, kiwi kiss
Accessories: copics, Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Border Punch

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Winter Snowmen Fun

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. Rox has given us a "funky" sketch this week to play with. OK don't faint, yes this is just 1 challenge. I had this vision in my head as soon as I saw the SC and did not want to stray from it. I am absolutely luvin' how this turned out. I stamped the snowflakes in versamark on both pieces of cs and embossed the white with Cuttlebugs Snowflake folder then highlighted with some stickles. Ya know I gotta have some stickles. LOL. My cute snowmen were stamped in graphite black then colored with copics, cut out and popped up on the same colors of CS punched with 1 3/8 circle punches and then SU scallop circle punch. The sketch made me think of snowmen playing on a hill of snow so that is what I went with and I hope you like it too. I tore some cotton balls and spread them out to be placed under the card for this picture which makes it look like this card is also standing on snow. Cute Huh? I am so gifted, NOT!!
Stamps: Winter
Paper: white, red & green
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: copics, circle punch, scallop circle punch, Cuttlebug, Snowflake EF

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cool Wishes Sneak Peek

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Pretty Olive Baysand Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Stocking Gift Card Holder. I love this little stocking Lynn. So much fun and cute too. I am hanging this one up just for decoration on the tree. I love this new set being released soon from TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Cool Wishes. I stamped the penguin in graphite black on white cs and cut him out then attached him on the front of the stocking after coloring his scarft with copics. My stocking is in pretty in pink, I used some dp from Tango Expressions and changed one of the circle colors to Bermuda bay. I trimmed the heel and toe with the same thin gold cording that I used to make a hanger with.
Stamps: Cool Wishes - THS
Paper: white, pretty in pink, Tango Expressions
Ink: graphite black
Accessories: copics, gold cording
Techniques: Stocking Gift Card Holder

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Tagged Stocking Gift Card Holder

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Stocking Gift Card Holder. What a darling and simple way to present a gift card. I love these. I will be making more of these but this one was made with old olive cs and Holiday Stack dp from Hobby Lobby. I trimmed the edges with gold cord and tied cord to hang from the tree as well. I stamped a tag from The Tag So Much set in riding hood red then trimmed with the small tag punch and matted on riding hood red with the large tag punch. Ran a split ring through the hole and slipped it in the hanging cord. This is an Olive Garden Gift card for my darling hubby for Christmas. He and I both love that place so I guess it is for me too huh? LOL. So how did I do?
Stamps: Tags So Much
Paper: riding hood red, old olive, Holiday dp
Ink: riding hood red
Accessories: gold cord, template
Techniques: Stocking Gift Card Holder

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mary Angel Playing in the Puddles

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Biggan. I have admired her gallery for a long time. I decided on CASEing her AUTUMN GIRL CARD. I changed the layout, colors just a bit and used a different image but the same type. I used my seriously neglected High Hopes image. this little angel just tickles my funny bone. I remember playing in the rain puddles as a kid and fussing at my kids for doing the same thing, LOL. My image was stamped in graphite black then colored with copics Blender pen, B91, E07, E08, E09, E35, D37, E39, E50,, E51, Y000, Y00, & Y02. I trimmed an oval from Sahara Sand then sponged some going gray and basic gray to make it look like rain clouds. Focal panel is matted with really rust. My dp base is Indian Summer matted on dusty durango. My layout is from CARD POSITIONING SYSTEMS SKETCH # 143. What a fun layout to play with this week.
Stamps: Mary Angel - HH
Paper: White, really rust, dusty durango, sahara sand
Ink: graphite black,
Accessories: copics, Fiskars oval, ribbon
Techniques: Out of the Box