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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

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Inspired Cupcake

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Aimoobaroo buttons. I used the Christmas buttons for my inspiration but could not find the picture on the link so I can not point you too it except that Stephanie has a picture of it as an example:(
I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout. My base is always artichoke. My dp is Eskimo Kisses and choc chip strip across with adorning ribbon. My focal image is from TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Christmas Cupcake. I stamped the image in graphite black 2 times and colored with copics El0, E44, E47, E49, G85, G94, G99, R24, R27, and R29. The topping was cut out of the 2nd image and popped up on dimensionals. I used my brand new spica clear pen to accent the holly and berries and trace over the sentiment which was stamped in real red. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Christmas Cupcake - THS
Paper: white, always artichoke, real red, choc chip, Eskimo Kisses
Ink: graphite black, real red
Accessories: copics, ribbon, spica clear pen

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Cupcake Treat Holder

Welcome friends to our Treehouse Thursday Challenge #024. Today's challenge is to:

~Make a Treat Holder using a Template! :) If you need some ideas...look at what the DT made! :)

When you upload your card to SCS, PCP, and your blog make sure and use the keyword THT024. We hope you can come play along with us this week.

I made this darling treat holder using the PARTY FAVOR tutorial from SCS. I used some textured dp I got from Wal Mart several yrs ago and filled my treat holder with mini choc bars. I am giving this to my dh on Christmas morning. My sentiment is stamped in red on white cs and matted on red cs. My sentiment is from a darling stamp set called Christmas Cupcakes and it can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS.

Don't forget about or miss out on your chance to be on the Treehouse Stamps Design Team. For more details see the THS Blog.

Check out what the rest of the DT members have come up with . . . . .

Pam Varnell

Cathleen Torina

Kelly Hampton

Crystal Irvin

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Whippin' Up Some Turkey

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I also used Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Outside the Box on this darling image. My image is one I got from Shannon last year and never used. It is a Whipper Snapper image and it is just adorable. I used my copics to color and my dp is from Recollections Autumn stack. Love me some Recollections dp!
Stamps: Let's Talk Turkey - Whipper Snapper
Paper: brown, white, Red, Recollections
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, ribbon
Techniques: out of the box, 3D, copic coloring

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So Sweet Strawberries

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Always Real Chocolate. For my layout I used today's FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY CHALLENGE sketch. I also included Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Outside the Box. I stamped my image in graphite black, cut around the left side then used the Nestie large square to complete the cutting process. I cut a little too close inside so I ended up having to trim all the way around losing my embossing look (insert pout here). Focal image is matted on red then artichoke. My dp panel is from MME stack and the red strip was ran through the cuttlebug with my brand new heringbone folder. Love that CB. I tied some choc grosgrain ribbon around both panels and added a bow on the dp strip. They both are dark brown even though the one on the dp panel looks black.  I need a new camera for Christmas! I stamped the large berry, colored with copics, cut it out and popped it up and covered it with crystal effects. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Strawberries - Flourishes
Paper: whtie, always artichoke, real red, MME
Ink: graphite black, choc chip
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, crystal effects, copics E47,E49,G94, G99, R27, R29
Techniques: copic coloring, out of the box,

Monday, November 16, 2009

CAS Winter DT Call

This is for the CAS DT WINTER CALL. I used this darling SNOWFLAKE, ICICLE, and ICE CUBE ORNAMETS for inspiration for this Wintery inspiration and combined it with sketch #1. I used some Winter Snowflake textured dp I have had for a couple yrs from WalMart for the top panel and bashful blue cs for the base. I punched a strip of white and used my MS drippy goo border punch bc it looks like melting snow. I punched the small and medium side snowflakes from this fantastic set just released on the 15th from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS - Winter in bashful blue and pacific point ink. I love this set. I punched the snowflakes using circle punches then aligned them on top of the blue ribbon. I applied a little stickles on the tips of the border.
Stamps: Winter - CSS
Paper: bashful blue, white, WM Wintery Textured dp
Ink: bashful blue, pacific point
Accessories: ribbon, MS drippy goo border punch, stickles, circle punches

This one is also for the CLEAN AND SIMPLE WINTER CALL. I used an autumn set recently released from TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Autumn Blessings. I used this MAPLE LEAF GLASS ORNAMENT for my inspiration and combined it with Sketch #2 to make this card. I stamped the leaf in this fun autumn set in kiwi kiss, crushed curry and dusty durango. I also rolled some of the leaves in a 2nd color. I love the way leaves look this time of year in their varigated shades. Each leaf is punched with a square and the dusty durango mat is the smalled deckled punch from Fiskars. This ended up larger than I normally like but I think it turned out ok.
Stamps: Autumn Blessings - THS
Paper: vanilla, dusty durango
Ink: dusty durango
Accessories: Fiskars deckle punch

Ivy Out of the Box Christmas Tree

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Out of the Box which I absolutely love doing but this was my 1st try using my nesties as well. Thanks Lynn for directions. I love this. I used a digi image from THE GREETING FARM called "Ivy Christmas Tree" that I recently purchased and also love. I traced around the tail with a pencil using Nestie Labels 3 as my guide then punched and embossed with the cuttlebug machine. I colored the image with copics then covered some of the tree with my white jel pen then glue and sprinkled some Stampendous snow glitter ontop. It really sparkles IRL. My focal image is up on dimensionals. I used the Nestie circle for my next layer and for my 2 of my 3 back panels I used some of Hobby Lobbyies Season Greetings dp and green cs. My layout is from week 2 of THE GREETING FARMS WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - Guest DT Search. I wont get selected but these challenges have been fun nevertheless and I do love these digi images too so fun is what it is all about. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Ivy Christmas Tree - TGF Digi
Paper: red, green, Hobby Lobby Seasons Greeting dp
Ink: black
Accessories: stampendous snowflake glitter, cuttlebug, Nestie Label 3
Techniques: Out of the Box, 3D

Sunday, November 15, 2009

CSS Winter Snowman Sneak Peak

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - TreasureOiler. I used a set called WINTER that has just been released today from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. It is just devine. I chose Dawn's darling FROSTY SNOWMAN card and changed the colors, layout, and added a tag. This card was made using some Image That textured cs from Wal Mart yrs ago and and white cs. I punched the circles with layered paper punches then punched a hole in the top threaded 2 split rings and ran them in the cord that is tied in the center. My layout is from a couple of weeks ago MOJO# 109. My image was stamped in black then colored with copics and stickles applied for shimmer.
Stamps: Winter - CSS
Paper: white, pacific point, bashful blue, WM winter dp
Ink: pacific point, bashful blue, graphite black
Accessories: circle punch, circle tag, ribbon, split rings, stickles

CSS November Winter Days Collection Released



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Fall Studio /Peacefule Pines /Winter Sentiments

Winter / Ski Darling / Hockey / New Year

Wall Flower

Here is some eye candy for you. We made these stairstepper cards last year for a TLC and I loved how they looked on the table for decorations so I made another this year. This time I used the darling brand new released Winter set from Clear and Simple.
I just absolutely adore these adorable snowmen. I punched some white cs strips using my Fiskars snowflake border. I also punched some snowflakes out in white and blue cs and layered them. My snowmen were stamped in black then colored with copics and covered with stickles. The sentiment on all three layers and snowflakes were stamped in pacific point ink stamped off 1 time. I love how this turned out. For more mouthwatering eye candy visit the rest of the design team for Clear and Simple:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A CASE of Kelly's Polar Bear Colors

This is for today's TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE # 023 - CASE Kelly. I enjoyed browsing through Kelly's gallery to find inspiration in many places but I decided that I just loved the colors in this TO YOU AND YOURS CHRISTMAS CARD. I just bought this Christmas dp stack from DCWV and loved the colors in this sheet. I used my Nestie ovals and scallop ovals. I stamped the polar bear in graphite black and the sentiment in baja breeze from Snag'Em images that can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMPS. I colored the bear with copic markers and applied some stickles on snowflake.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Gift of Love

MIL had her skin removed from her thigh and grafted on her arm Tuesday. The docs say it went well, she says it hurts like all get out. They are hopeful of coming home today. I wanted to stamp Tuesday and the color challenge was not up and I had to be at work early so no stamping for me until this morning so I did my usual and piled them alll together. LOL. This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Very Bravo Kraft and Monday's TECHNQIUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Paper Towel Flowers. I used 1 drop at a time to get varigated shades of burgandy coloring. I love this color. I also used a bit more glimmer mist this time and this one really sparkles, I love me some glitter and shine. My flower is held together and attached to the focal panel by a vanilla lg brad. My sentiment is from Close to My Heart and is stamped in bravo burgandy. I doodled around the edges. The dp is some Shannon gave me and I know it is from basic gray paper line but not sure which stack it came from, sorry. But it does match burgandy great ... bravo.. LOL. Have a great stampin' day all.
Stamps: The Gift Of Love - CTMH
Paper: kraft, vanilla, bravo burgandy, basic gray dp
Ink: bravo burgandy
Accessories: brad, glimmer mist
Techniques: Paper Towel Flower

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

CSS TTC11 Harvest Wheat

This is for today's Take The Tuesday Challenge from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS BLOG. Every month Clear and Simple host a different challenge. This month's challenge is a color challenge of Close to Cocoa, Summer, Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. What gorgeous fall colors to play with. I colored this awesome image from Harvest using my copic markers for the matching colors. I stamped the wheat background in close to cocoa on vanilla cs and sponged some CTC on the main image. Both stamp sets can be purchased from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS. I used my Nesties for the focal panel and matt. My layout is from a sketch I found a couple of weeks ago from CARD POSITIONING SYSTEMS - # 139. I love this layout. I hope you like it and hope you play along with this months challenge.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Inspired Paper Flower With Warm Regards

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Paper Towel Flowers. I am like Lynn I love the colors of Spring flowers but also love the fall colors as well so I was inspired by this photo from Saturday's OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE . I needed a card for a co-worker who gave me a huge compliment and pat on the back in front of our CEO last week so I am also using Today's THE PINK ELEPHANT CHALLENGE # 40 - Be Thankful. I was hoping I could get a really good pic of this flower as it really sparkles in the light. NOT happin'. I need photo lessons. Anyway I punched the Maurvy Extra Giga, Giga, Mega Fiskars scalloped circles, SU Scallop circle and 1in circle using my paper towel then I started with Glimmer mist added to Barely banana then summer sun, then dusty durango then choc chip spraying randomly as I added new colors. I love how this turned out. The center is a big brown brad that I had no idea what I was ever going to use these huge brads on and it certainly worked today. Whoo Hoo. I love it when a plans comes together. Anyway my dp is Recollections Autumn stack and I used some dusty durango polka dot ribbon. My sentiment was stamped in dusty durango then punched with SU large oval punch and layered with dusty durango. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Warmest Regards
Paper: dusty durango, vanilla, Recollections Autumn
Ink: dusty durango, barely banana, summer sun, choc chip
Accessories: ribbon, paper towel, glimmer mist, mini mister bottle

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mistletoe Kiss Digi Contest

Oh I absolutely LOVE these digi images from THE GREETING FARM and this one especially. These 2 kissing skunks just tickle my funny bone. I stamped the image in graphite black then colored with copics. Seems I am so neglecting my prismacolor pencils and gamsol lately. Need to get them back out again soon. Anyway. I trimmed the focal image using my Fiskars 2.5in circle template and a pencil then used my scissors to cut the circle and around the image for an out of the box style. I cut the mat with the 3in template. My dp is some of Hobby Lobby's Season glitter stack I just bought Saturday. I love this stack. I also bought an EK Success, what I thought was a border punch, that turned out to be a strip of hollies and berries as it trims both sides of the paper. Guess I need to read the box better huh? Oh well I used it on this making the black matt wide enough to allow for both sides to be trimmed. I made this for the Guest DT contest 1st week challenge to use one of Maria Neira's image and create a WILDLIFE theme. What could be more wilder than 2 skunks kissing. LOL. Man I hope they like it.

Christmas Cupcake CASEing

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - I found this darling SILVER CANDY CUPCAKE.
I changed: the layout, colors, theme, left off the silver embellies.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO SKETCH 111. The darling dp is from a set I just bought on a shopping trip with Shannon to Valdosta's Michaels and Hobby Lobby. This is HL's Christmas glittery dp. The stamp set I used is called Christmas Cupcakes and I got it from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. My image was stamped in graphite black on vanilla cs then colored with copics. The icing is heated liquid applique. I used some 1/8 in green ribbon to cover the seam between the red cs and dp. I stamped the holly leaves in versa mark then cut them out. The red berries are from my hole puncher attached together with the holly leaves and attached to the corner of the focal image. I also stamped the holly & berries image in versa mark on the upper and lower right corners of the red cs. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Christmas Cupcake - THS
Paper: vanilla, red, green, HL Christmas dp
Ink: graphite black, versa mark
Accessories: hole puncher, ribbon

Saturday, November 7, 2009

CSS Winter Sneak Peek Altered CD Case

This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Jonathan Adler and I found my inspiration from the colors in this darling PIG ORNAMENT & GIFT BOX. I love blue so this just popped right out at me. And OOHhh do I love snowmen and the ones in this darling WINTER set being released on the 15th of this month from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS are no exception to that rule. They are just too cute.
This wintery set is right up my alley since I love Christmas sets and snowmen. I received this CD case from the CSS company as a gift and thought I would alter it and add store my Christmas CD's in here so I can find them eaisly. I used some Image That textured CS from yrs ago I got at Wal Mart to cover the top then the front was decorated with 2 shades of blue cs. The focal image was stamped in black on white cs then colored with copics and attached. I applied some stickles bc you can not have snow that does not sparkle and shimmer can you? LOL. Hope you like it and be looking for this and many other sets on the 15th from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS.
Stamps: Winter - CSS
Paper: blue, white, Winter Textured dp
Ink: graphite black, pacific point, basful blue
Accessories: cd carry case, copics

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cowboy Snowman for Noah

What am I doing up at 3 am? That is what happens when you wake up screaming in your sleep from a nighmare. I hate it when that happens. This time I woke up my hubby as well. At least he has been able to go back to sleep. Me I have to be up in a couple of hrs anyway so I am probably up for the day. While I was up I figured I might as well make the best of it and check out the challenge. So this is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - a Christmas RAK and for my layout I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE. What a sad time this must be for Noah's family. You can find a link on the Limited Supply Challenge above to read about this darling little boy who the doctors say probably will NOT make it to Christmas so his family is having an early one for him. I am sending this out in express mail today and hope it finds him with a smile on his face. I braided 3 colors of hemp together and added a cowbow hat button for a bracelet. I love this darling snowman and hope he will too. Image was stamped in graphite black then colored with copics E33, E34, E37, E39, R24, R27, R29. I stamped the rope image in espresso ink My panel 2 is actually a wide Christmas ribbon. I am writing Noah to have him mom tie his bracelt on him. I sure hope he likes iit.
Stamps: Cowboy Snowman - HH, rope corner - Hambo
Paper: red, whtie
Ink: black, espresso
Accessories: copics, ribbon, hemp, cowboy hatt button
Techniques: copic coloring

Thursday, November 5, 2009

CSS A Taste of Christmas

This is for today's CARDVARKS - Circle of Friends challenge to make a circle card. I used my Nesties Circle Scallops and large circles to make this card. I love making different shaped cards. I used a set released last month from CLEAR AND SIMPLE - A Taste of Christmas. I stamped the cupcake on white cs using graphite black then colored with copic markers and traced the design with my white liquid applique. I stamped the topping in graphite black colored with copics, cut out and popped it up on top of the cupcake then used some liquid pearls for the candles and stickles on the flames. My sentiment was inked with SU real red and glorious green then stamped above the focal image. Hope you like it.
Stamps: A Taste of Christmas, CSS
Paper: white, red, green
Ink: graphite black, real red, glorious green
Accessories: Nesties, stickles, liquid applique, white liquid pearls

THT022 Christmas Stationary Plus DT Call

It is Thursday and time for another challenge from Ashley for the TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE # 022 - Stationary. Yep, Ashley has challenged us to make a Stationary set. Any style or version is acceptable. I have created a Christmas Stationary set for my Mother In Law who so much appreciates the hard work put into my designs.
Here is a snap of the outside of the folder. I used some textured red cs and some new My Minds Eye dp. I stamped the sentiments in real red and garden green and used some gree ribbon to secure the folder.
From the inside view you can see the decorated pages for writting on as well as the 2 Christmas cards.
Here is a close up of one of the writting pages.

And here is a close up view of the 2 cards included which also have decorated envelopes. Shannon will be so pleased these are ready to sign, address and mail. LOL. I used 3 of THS sets making this Stationary set : Christmas Cupcakes, Christmas Greetings, and Christmas Favorites. Whoo Hoo. I love making these sets and hope you do too. Hope on over to the Treehouse Stamps Blog for more eye candy from the other DT Members and news from Treehouse Stamps as well regarding DT Call time. Come on play along.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Double Embossed Eat Ham

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I included Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Neutrals with a Pop, and did another of Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Double Embossing. I had to do another of the double embossing challenge since I finally figured it out and missed the CC Tuesday so I had to include it as well. I am addicted and can not help it. LOL. I used the cuttlebug Houndstooth folder and the large rectangle Nestie on the focal panel which was then stamped in espress ink and colored with copics E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, 337, R24, R27, R29, Y08 and Y17. My main image is matted on creamy caramel. Panel 2 is summer sun and panels 4 is a real red 1in square spilt in the middle. My stamp set I used was recently released by TREEHOUSE STAMPS - Eat Ham. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Eat Ham - THS
Paper: vanilla, creamy caramel, brown, summer sun, real red
Ink: espresso
Accessories: copics, Cuttlebug Houndstooth Folder, Nestie Lg Rectangles
Techniques: double embossing

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wonderful Winter Polar Bear

Well Jessie and his parents are back in Augusta for his Mom's skin graft tomorrow. I have an empty house. This morning was a frustrating time as I wanted to stamp and the TLC was pointing to a techique video that was not working. ggrrrr. I had seen this video a couple of wks ago and wanted to try it but did not write down the steps. So I was in the dark and could not watch the video until this afternoon. So after work I came home and this is what I came up with. This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Double Embossing. I used today's sketch from MOJO MONDAY. My stamp is from the dollar bin Snag'Em images from TREEHOUSE STAMPS. My image was stamped in black and colored with copic markers after using the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder and Labels #3 for the double emboss center. This is matted on baja breeze cs. This polar bear is just too adorable. My dp is from My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter. It is so glittery and shiny. My base is kiwi kiss cs.
Stamps: Polar Bear - Snag'em from Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, baja breeze, kiwi kiss, MME Wonderful Winter
Ink: black, kiwi kiss
Accessories: 3mm gems, ribbon, stickles
Techniques: double embossing

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Studio CASEing Ms.Boo

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Ms.Boo. I love Jen's CAS style and decided on her FALLING LEAVES. I changed the colors, replaced the dotted line with a sentiment, used only 3 leaves which were also from a differnt set, and used a different type of ribbon. My color combo inspiration came from Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Franz Porcelain's using this gorgeous GOLD LEAF AND ACORN DESIGN TRAY. I love the changing colors of fall. The stamp set I used has just been released today from CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS called Fall Studio. I used old olive, crushed curry and dusty durango for my leaes and sentiment attempting to simulate the colors of the changes. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Fall Studio - Clear and Simple Stamps
Paper: white
Ink: old olive, crushed curry, dusty durango
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: CAS

CSS SOTM November Fall Studio & BLOG CANDY

It is the 1st day of a new month and you know what that means? Right, Clear And Simple has a new set, a new Copic Trio and and new Template for you to enjoy, so here it is

SOTM: Fall Studio

The bright hues of the changing leaves always paints a beautiful picture that the Fall season is upon us. We have embraced the changing seasons with a set that contains a variety of leaf images and patterns for you to create your own fall inspired paper crafts.

In addition to offering our $1 off incentive, below are our Copic SOTM bundle and our monthly template:

For November the bundle will include the Copic Trio Set: Yellow Green 1 (YG01, YG03, YG07)

Copic Marker Bundle with the SOTM for the bargain price of $26 - that's a $15 stamp set and $15 Copic Marker Trio set combined at a $4 reduction in price - you won't find a better bundle anywhere! (HINT will will be $25 if using the DTBlog $1 Discount too)


TEMPLATE: Basket of Thanks

Here is my basket from this darling template. I chose to go alittle riske' and will be giving this to my darling hubby for putting up with my stamping addiction. LOL.

I used white cardstock stamped wtih one of the wheat background stamps in black. I covered the edge of my basket with black ruffled lace. The handle is white cs topped with black then white sheer ribbon. I stamped the tag in black then punched with the large and small tag punches. I punched a slot at the top the thread the ribbon through and adhered the tag to the side of the handle. I sure hope he likes it cause I filled it with choc covered cherrie flavored kisses. YUMMY.

Check out the rest of the DT members to see their eye candy:


The fun doesn't end here...We are giving away {1} Stamp of the Month - FALL STUDIO stamp set. Wanna play? Create a Basket of Thanks using the template and put a link to your project in the comment section of this posting found on the CLEAR AND SIMPLE BLOG SITE. Be creative and have fun with it. A winner will be chosen at random Wednesday, November 4th.