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Saturday, January 31, 2009

CAS Noble Bird Call

Happy Saturday all. This is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Elum Pocket Journals. I used the FOUR SEASONS under the New Release section as my inspiration. Just love those colors. I kept this clean and simple for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - CAS. I used my copics to color the raised images of the embossed portion for the WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Alcohol. I am guest host for today's color challenge over on PCP and used Kiwi Kiss, Ballet Blue, and Choc chip for today's PAPER CRAFT PLANET COLOR CHALLENGE . My main layer is embossed with Bird Call from Cutttlebug folders. and the deers are stamped in choc chip. I then ran over the top of the embossed images with my copics and colored the deer some. I sponged some ballet blue clouds and punched a kiwi kiss and ballet blue butterfly applied 2 diamond gems and pulled the wings on the blue one up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Noble Deer
Paper: white, ballet blue
Ink: choc chip, kiwi kiss, ballet blue,
Accessories: copics, MS butterfly punch, diamond gems
Techniques: sponging, dry embossing, 3D

Friday, January 30, 2009

CAS Hoppy Valentine's Day

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Clean And Simple, for my coloring technique I used Gamsol Magic for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Bottoms Up(Alcohol), for my color combo I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Breezy Pacific Gardens and for my layout I went to THE DAILY DARE and found this on Thursday's SKETCHES BY TAMARA #80 SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used some baja breeze cs for my pleated portion of this challenge combo which was trimmed with a decortive cutting blade. I made one end more narrow than the other on accident then decided I sorta liked how that looked, LOL. My frogs were stamped in black brilliance then colored with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol blending medium. My sentiment was stamped in pacific point. My image and sentiment are from a set called "Hoppy Kisses" and it can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. This card has only 3 layers to it, no stickles, no ribbon, no embellishments at all (insert pout). I will be giving this to my grandson, I think he will like it. I will tell him the pleats are for the frogs to jump on. He will like that. Hope you do to.
Stamps: Hoppy Kisses, Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, pacific point, garden green
Ink: black brilliance, pacific point
Accessories: decorative trim edge paper cutter
Techniques: Gamsol Magic


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Soo Sweet Valenswine

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Alcohol, and MY FAVORITE THINGS SKETCH CHALLENGE, also for CUTE CARD THURSDAY - Valentine and THE SUGAR BOWL - Valentine/Love. I found all of these challenges on THE DAILY DARE. My image was stamped with black brilliance then colored with copics. I just dearly love this valenswine image and sentiment from High Hopes. I used the left corner for out of the box effect. Main image is matted on riding hood red and the sentiment is matted on pink pirouette. The heart in the upper left corner is a Martha Stewart heart punch covered with red glitter glue. I applied stardust stickles to the heart on the shirt. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Soo Sweet, Valenswine - HIgh Hopes
Paper: Dark Brown, MME dp, Riding Hood Red, Pink Puriouette,
Ink: black brilliance, riding hood red
Accessories: copics, ribbon, red glitter glue
Techniques: 3d

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bubble Baby Fun

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLNENGE - Breezy Pacific Gardens and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Paper Pleats. I am not sure I am lovin' this one but here it is anyway. I stamped bubble background on baja breeze in pacific point ink and matted on pacific pt. I stamped bubble fun in black brilliance then colored with copics and applied crystal effects to the bubbles. I had to use the squish in the lid deal for pacific pt to color the bottle of baby wash. I ran the garden green through my paper crimper for pleated effect. The giraffe is stamped in black and colored with copics. Bubble fun and Bubble Background are from HIGH HOPES. The cute little giraffe is from a new line Ashley is carrying called Snag 'em from the Dollar Spot on TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. What could I do to make me like this enough to give to someone having a baby boy?
Stamps: Giraffe - Treehouse Stamps ; Bubble Fun, Bubble Background - HIgh Hopes
Paper: white, pacific point, garden green
Ink: black brilliance, pacific point, baja breeze
Accessories: copics, crystal effects, dew drops
Techniques: 3d


I went to THE DAILY DARE to check challenges and found the Belli Challenge on Creating with Chrissy's blog. At the top of the page my eye was drawn to this yummy stash of BLOG CANDY. You must check this out. It is so kewl.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CC203, MOJO#71 Joy Ride Percy

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today is a good day. Shannon is on her way over for us to play a little before I have to go to work this evening. YEAH. I have been missing getting with her to stamp. Much needed therapy. But I decided to go ahead and do today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Breezy Pacific Gardens while I waited. I used the Monday's MOJO CHALLENGE # 71 SKETCH for my layout. I found that challenge on a kewl blog listing all the challenges in one place called THE DAILY DARE. I found some matching dp from one of my 4 stacks of MME and sponged the edges with garden green. My image is called Joy Ride Percy and he along with others like him as well as the sentiment from "All About Birthdays" can be found at H & M STAMP COMPANY. I colored my image with my prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol blending medium. I used a ruler to make straight lines for the highway and colored it with copic marker then drew the center line with my white jel pen. I sponged the clouds with baja breeze and the grass line with garden green then drew some spriges of grass. I used some baja breeze ribbon. Stamped the Sentiment in pacific point and punched it and the matt with my oval punch. The main image and sentiment are popped up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Joy Ride Percy, All About Birthdays - HMStampCo
Paper: white, pacific point, garden green My Minds Eye dp
Ink: Black Stazon, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Garden Green
Accessories: Ribbon, Oval punch, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol Blending Medium & stumps
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, 3D

Monday, January 26, 2009

How Sweet It Is

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Paper Pleats. I dusted off this set from My Favorite Things and inked it up, colored w/copics. I used my new pack of My Minds Eye dp. My pleat is a giga scallop oval made into a lamp shade. Hope you like it.
Stamps: How Sweet It Is - MFT
Paper: White, MME
Ink: Black Brilliance, Realy Rust
Accessories: Ribbon, Score Pal
Techniques: Paper Pleats

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Owelentine CASEing

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE - Vicky Gould. I chose her LOVE BIRDS to CASE. I changed the layout in order to use Saturday's PAPER CRAFT PLANET SKETCH CHALLENGE and the colors to use Saturday's PAPER CRAFT PLANET COLOR CHALLENGE. I used my Quickutz Nestie Heart shapes, circle punch, scallop circle punches, and MS Fern punch. My image was stamped in brown then colored with copics. I doodled around the edge. The card base is Kraft pattern paper matted on Kraft. The sentiment is popped up. That ribbon is really purple but shows up blue in the photo. gggrrrrrr. Oh Well. Congrats to ya Vicky, enjoy the deserving spotlight.
Stamps: Owelentine, Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, olive, certainly celery, kraft, kraft pp, elegant eggplant
Ink: brown, elegant eggplant, old olive, certainly celery
Accessories: MS fern punches, circle punch, scallop circle punch, copicsm ribbon, Quickutz Nestie Hearts

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Clarabelle & Riley

Well work has been keeping me from stampin' and the only reason to forgive them is that the money I make allows me to buy more stuff. teehee. Anyway here I am playing catch up again. So this is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Lang Calendars, for Friday's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Paint it Black, and Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Pattern Pizzazz. WOW, I was so lovin' one of the many calendar pics I found that had a black and white spotted cow on it, I saved the link but when I went back to it all I found was a box with a red x. grrr. So I went looking through the pics again, can not find it and so very tired from work last week I gave up. I promise there is one there somewhere. So I stamped my loving High Hopes Clarabelle and Riley on white with black brilliance then colored with my brand new Copics. I am so begining to love these jewels. I layered my main image on black then white. My dp is from My Minds EYe and I used some glitter glue along random lines to pizzazz up my dp. I just love these HH images and have been missing using them. Have a great weekend and see you all in the challenges.
Keywords: IC164 LSC204 WT202 Clarabelle & Riley Friends For Heifer High Hopes Neva,
Stamps: Clarabelle & Riley, Friends For Heifer, High Hopes
Paper: Black, white, MME dp
Ink: black
Accessories: copics, glitter glue

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Grrrrriffic Valentine

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Regal Kisses, Bravo for my color combo. I just love this cute little dragon which is part of a set called "My Favorite Valentine" and can be found at H & M STAMP COMPANY. I stamped it 2 times, colored, cut out and popped up the head and the card on the full cut out image. The card in the dragon's hand is also stamped, colored and popped up. I applied stickles to the heart. My image was colored using my prismacolor pencils, blended with gamsol. My sentiments were stamped in regal rose and bravo burgand. I punched the regal rose sentiment out using the word window punch and popped it up. I found some dp that was a close match to regal rose in argyle print and some glitter dp as well so I used them. I also found some really kewl 2 sided ribbon that was a close match to burgand and kiwi. WOW what luck this morning. HOpe the rest of my day is as lucky especially since I have to work 3/11 tonight.
Stamps: My Favorite Valentine - HMStampCo
Paper: Kiwi kiss, white, glitter dp
Ink: black brilliance, bravo burgandy
Accessories: heart brads, word window punch, ribbon, dimensionals, prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium, stickles
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, 3d

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

CC202 The Cat's Purrfect Birthday

Happy Tuesday everyone. This is for todays's COLOR CHALLENGE - Regal Kisses, Bravo. I went to today's challenge list from THE DAILY DARE and found a kewl layout from SKETCH AND STASH # 2 Challenge. I wanted to stay away from the floral images that will be flooding the gallery today and chose this kaut kitty set from H & M STAMP COMPANY called "The Cat's Meow". I found some dp from one of my 4 stacks of MME and used it matted on Burgandy cs then used 2 strips of olive stamped with the fish bones in regal rose. For my main image I stamped it in black then colored w/prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. I wanted the cat to look like he was standing behind the fish bowl and caught in the act of going for the fish. The bowl is covered in crystal effect. I sponged the edges with bravo burgandy then applied regal rose brads in all 4 corners. The main image is up on dimensionals. Hope ya like it. Off to work I go so I can afford more stuff. LOL.
Stamps: The Cat's Meow, HMStampCo
Paper: White, MME, Old Olive, Bravo Burgandy
Ink: black brilliance, bravo burgandy, regal rose
Accessories: prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium, blending stumps, brads, crystal effects
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, 3d

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Country Girl Prayers

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE - Stamp_Momma(Lori). She has a fantastic gallery. I chose to CASE her WHIFF OF JOY CARD. I changed the colors, layout and left off the ribbons and brads. I used my brand new image I bought with some Christmas money for GET CREATIVE WITH ANN - #24 Challenge. I stamped the image in Momentum Rich Cocoa then colored with my new Copics. The sentiment is from Angel Wings and is stamped in rich cocoa then I used my new Jelly Roll Stardust glitter pen to go over the sentiment. Looks really pretty. The image and senitment can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. Ashley has turned her store into a 1 stop shopping place. I bought some new dp (like I needed more) at HL last night that is just too kewl. What is also amazing is the umbilical cord does not always cut off the flow at the time of birth. I called Shannon last night when I got home to tell her what I bought and she said "I bet that is the same pack I picked up and put back down, wanted but needed to wait to get it later". Is that weird or what. Anyway I just LOVE the different designs and colors in that pack. Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and see ya in the challenges tomorrow.
Stamps: Sarah Kay's Country Girl, Angel Wings - Treehouse Stamp Company
Paper: MME dp, dark brown, creamy caramel, white
Ink: Momentum Rich Cocoa
Accessories: circle punch, jelly roll stardust pen

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Foxy Gone Green

Happy Saturday everyone, this is for today's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - PBteen. WOW these rooms are so kewl. I was so inspired by the colors in the STUFF-YOUR-STUFF ROOMS-Especially this one. Because I was inspired by the colors on this website it also fits Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Color Your World. I just love warm colors this time of year. For my layout I chose today's sketch challenge from I{heart}2STAMP. I found this great challenge on THE DAILY DARE BLOG which list the challenges by each day. If you know me you know I love to combine challenges so this blog is right up my alley. I just got this cute little fox in and could hardly wait to ink it up. He is just so adorable and I paired him up with the Go Green set. I colored my images with my brand new Copics. My background dp and ribbon are some I got from my sweet friend Ashley Bowen when I visited her in September. All supplies used can be found at TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I really like how this card turned out and hope you do too.
Stamps: Foxy, Go Green - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Non su dp, vanilla
Ink: Black brilliance
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, ribbon, Corner punches

Friday, January 16, 2009

Non-Cheesy Sweet Talkin' Favorite Valentine

Happy Friday everyone. So glad if finally got here. I know I am wishin' my life away. Anyway this is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLENGE - Non-Cheesy Valentines. We were to make a valentine that was non folded, easy to mass production of with limited layers and restricted colors. WOW talk about limits. Thanks Wendy for this kewl challenge. I created my own background sheet of 12x12 cs using sweet talk hearts and short words. I got the idea for this from Shannon last year when she was over one day in my play room. Sorta CASED her idea huh? The Happy Valentine Day sentiment is from H & M STAMP COMPANY set called My Favorite Valentine. I needed a small one to fit on the page and it worked perfect. I can get 12 cards of 3x4 out of this background page. My large heart is a Quickutz Nestie Cookie cutter die. I punched 2 slots to slide the sucker stick in . Well and since I do not keep suckers here at my house I had to make one. I folded a white stip of cs then punched 2 Martha Stewart Hearts in red cs and attached to the stick. I can leave it as it is or replace it with a sucker, either way I think it turned out too cute. Not sure why my pic is so blurry, I tried 3 times and finally settled for this one. Sorry.
Stamps: Sweet Talk - SU, My Favorite Valentine - H&M Stamp Co
Paper: white, red
Ink: Real red, basic black
Accessories: QK Nestie Cookie Cutter Hearts, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Slot punch
Techniques: handmade background

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Busy Morning Before Work

Well I have to work 11am-7pm in ICU today so I stayed in this morning to play some. TeeHee I had this card loaded bc the WT challenge had not yet been loaded and as soon as I uploaded the challenge was on and you guessed it, I had done the challenge so I had to edit my post to include it. YeePee. I love it when that happens. This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE. I used my SU color wheel given to me by my darling daughter (e3stamper) aka Shannon for my color combo. This is also for today's MY FAVORITE THINGS SKETCH CHALLENGE. I used some really kewl colors Real red, old olive and creamy caramel. My image is inked with markers then huffed to stamp. I colored in the image with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. Have I mentioned how much I love coloring the Gamsol Magic way? LOL. Well I do. These adorable images and sentiment are part of a recently released set from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Angel Wings. The creamy caramel cs layer is stamped with the heart image from sprinkles mini backgrounds from SU in real red. I trimmed the image for an out-of-the-box effect. The wings are covered with stickles. I stamped the solid heart in real red, cut it out, and popped it up in the left upper corner. The sentiment was stamped in creamy caramel, punched with word window punch and popped up.
Stamps: Sprinkles - SU, Angel Wings - Treehouse Stamp Co
Paper: creamy caramel, real red pp, old olive, white
Ink: black, creamy caramel, real red
Accessories: stickles, dimensionals, Word Window Punch
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, 3D, Out of the Box
Then after I had finished my card I was determined to tackle the TLC from Monday.This is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Origami Box. It took me a few attempts but I think I finally got it right. Whey, not an easy task for me but here it is anyway. I have never folded 1 sheet of cs so many differeny ways and times in my life. LOL. I used some dark navy cs for the box and some MME dp for the cover. On my cover is a sentiment and image from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY called Angel Wings. I stamped off on the angel image before stamping on the white layer. The heart in the bottom left corner is a MS heart punch. I ran the sheer shimmery white ribbon under the box and made a slit in the top part of the cover to run it through and under my image panel then tied in the center of the box. I filled the inside with some valentine choc mix and will give this to a co-worker who is sure Choc is one of the main food groups. LOL.
Stamps: Angel Wings - Treehouse Stamp Company
Paper: navy, MME dp
Ink: rose red, not quite navy
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: origami box
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 4
Now I am off to work. Hope it is a nice quiet evening.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SC211 My Favorite Valentine

This is for today'ss SKETCH CHALLENGE. I started with one color combo and ended up with this one. OH Well. I used a set from H & M STAMP COMPANY called My Favorite Valentine. This little owl is just tooo cute. I colored the images with prismacolor pencils then blended w/gamsol. The owl was cut out and popped up. I applied some google eyes for fun. The hearts are from my new MS heart punch and are also popped up. I punched out some ferns and attached them under the hearts. This set is presently out of stock but will hopefully be available again real soon as it is just adorable for a Valentine Project. Keep any eye on the Store to see when it is available again. Hope you like it.
Stamps: My Favorite Valentine - HMStamps
Paper: white, choc chip, rose red, old olive
Ink: Black brilliance, rose red, old olive
Accessories: prismacolor pencils, MS Heart and Fern punches, google eyes
Techniques: Gamsol. 3D

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cat's Meow

Yeh! my pc is back safe and sound in my home. I had to work realy fast this morning however bc my car is still at Shannon's while her car is having a new water pump put on it. So my FIL was giving me a ride to work and he leaves his house at 7:30 on the dot.
This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Not Quite Breezy Krafts and I used Saturday's PAPER CRAFT PLANET SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout. I just love this cat set that I got from H & M STAMP COMPANY. I stamped the image on white 2 times and on the dp 1 time. I cut out the bed and paper pieced it. I colored and cut out the cat and popped it up. This set is presently out of stock but will hopefully be available again real soon as it is just adorable for a Valentine Project. Keep any eye on the Store to see when it is available again. I stamped some cat prints from an inkadinkado image I picked up at a LSS awhile back. I wish I was a cat and could just lay around and ignore people who call my name. LOL. Have a great Tuesday everyone.
Stamps: The Cat's Meow - H & M Stamp Company
Paper: kraft, white, not quite navy, not quite navy dp
Ink: black brilliance, baja breeze, copic
Accessories: copic, eyelets, twine
Techniques: paper piecing

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Muchas Gracias

Well I still do not have my trusty PC so all I have is this laptop. I think it is a conspiracy to force me into using it so that I get more comfortable with it. I hope my PC will be back home tomorrow. I so miss it. Anyway dh was having a fit to get out of the house so we headed to the Atlantic coast for a weekend of dinner, movies and ran on the way home but fun nevertheless. Needless to say I am suffering from stamp deprivation. LOL so I hurried upstairs to check out todays FS challenge. Congrats to ya Judy gurl. This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - Jaydekay. I chose to CASE her CACTUS PETE AND BUDDY Card. I changed the layout, colors and stamps but kept the cactus & animal theme. I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Brilliant Pumpkin Garden. I have had this cute set for quite sometime and never inked it up until now. And now Ashley is carrying this cute set in her store at TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I stamped the images in black brillianced then colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The Cactus is cut out and popped up. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Muchas Gracias - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Brilliant Blue, White, Garden Green, My Minds Eye dp
Ink: black brilliance
Accessories: prismacolor pencils, blending medium
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Starry Eyed Angel Wings

Well I had to wait til I got off work today to play and made this quite fast. This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Starry Eyes. I also used a color combo I found on teh DAILY DARE BLOG but for the life of I can not find it again. It was choc chip, baja breeze and old olive. Oh well. I used the My Favorite Things Sketch for this week and the Cute Card Thursday challenge to use something brand new. I used my brand new MS heart punch I bought myself with a gift card I got. My background of stars were stamped with versamark then heat embossed with glitter EP. My main image is Angel Wings from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY and will be released tonight at midnight. Whoo Hoo our release party starts at 9pm tonight and you DO NOT WANT TO MISS IT. I cut the main image in an out of the box technique that I am loving lately. I also watercolored for the 1st time in awhile. The wings are loaded w/stickles which I also love. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Angel Wings - Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Old Olive dp, baja breeze, Choc chip, watercolor
Ink: black brilliance
Accessories: stickles, glitter ep, versamark.
Techniques: water color, heat emboss, out of the box

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Happy Wednesday everyone. this is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE - Brilliant Pumpkin Gardens for my color combo. I chose a set that is still available from H & M STAMP COMPANY called Comfy Valentine. I paper pieced the pj image with Brilliant Blue dp. The sentiment is inked with SU markers PP and GG then huffed and stamped. I punched out 4 different layers of daisies. (Have I mentioned I have a paper punch fetish) LOL. I sponged one of the white daisies w/bb ink and attached a brad in the center to hold them together. I was not too sure how this was going to turn out but I think it looks OK, What do you think?
Stamps: Comfy Valentine - H& M Stamps
Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green textured, brilliant Blue, brilliant blue dp
Ink: brilliant blue, garden green, pumpkin pie
Accessories: brad, daisy punches
Techniques: sponging, layering

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kiddie Farm Garage Sale

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE - Brilliant Pumpkin Garden. I used a cute stamp set from H & M STAMP COMPANY. This set as well as many many others are currently going at GARAGE SALE PRICES. I almost did the TLC from Monday but used only 1 strip of tacky tape so I will exclude it from that challenge. I colored the tractor pumpkin pie bc dh's tractor is a husquavaran. I was trying to simulate snow for those suffering right now. DH turned our AC on last night. He needs some estrogen I think LOL. I was not hot but he said he was.
Stamps: Kiddie Farm
Paper: Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin pie, br
Ink: black brilliance, pumpkin pie, brilliant blue, garden green
Accessories: tacky tape
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lucky Charm Glittery Sneak Peek

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE - Tacky Glitter. WOW this is messy. I used Sugar Plums glitter packs. I am going to work with glitter from head to toe. I used today's sketch from SKETCH AND STASH CHALLENGE for my layout. This adorable stamp set will be release Jan 9th from TREEHOUSE STAMP COMPANY. I sponged the clouds and grass. I colored the rest with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. My color combo came from ROSES ON PAPER CHALLENGE #3. I found this challenge and the Sketch and Stash Challenges from a new blog set up just for all of us challenge junkies. It is called THE DAILY DARE. This blog is committed to helping keep us organized with 1 stop challenge chaser finds. TeeHee. Hi, My name is Neva and I am a challenge junkie. I have been hooked for 3 yrs now. LOL.
Stamps: Lucky Charm, Treehouse Stamps
Paper: white, green, purple
Ink: black brilliance, glorious green, always artichoke, gold
Accessories: prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium, tacky tape, glitter
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A CASE of Rock On

Well last night at 945pm the phone rang and I should have known better than to anwser it. Yep they needed me again to work 11pm-7am in ICU again. So I went again and I took 2 patients again and today I still can not sit down without falling asleep again. Sounds kinda like Forrest Gump who went to see the president huh? LOLAnyway Shannon and her kids came over and well let's just say all was not well when she left then 15 min later I got a distressing phone call of her crying and I could hear all 3 of her kids whaling in the back seat... She was "stranded in the middle of the road come and get me please!" I had to take her home and then come back to my home about a 1 1/2 hr drive. So sleepy before I got home but I finished my card I had started anyway.This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER - JulieHRR. What I thought I was the Queen around here? LOL. I found this cutie My Guitar Hero Turns 12 Card and decided to CASE it. I changed the colors, layout and stamp set but kept the theme concept. I used a set fromH & M STAMP COMPANY called Rock On. I also used Saturday's OCC Sketch for my layout. Shannon was a guest for this week so I had to make another card using this cute sketch. I stamped the long rectangle image and the hand image from this set in black brilliance on kraft cs then sponged with basic black. I cut the hand out and popped it up. The main image is also popped up. I used some music sheet cs I picked up at Michaels a while back and some white self adhesive ribbon. The black layer was stamped with the guitar from the set in VersaMark Champagne for the glittery effect it gives. Hope you can see it in the pic.
Stamps: Rock On - H&M Stamp Co
Paper: white, black, kraft, music sheet dp
Ink: black brilliance, basic black
Accessories: dimensionals,
Techniques: sponge distressing

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Tink In Pink Inspired Beautiful Fairies

Happy Saturday to all. This is for todays INSPIRATION CHALLENGE - Cake Nouveau. I used this beautiful TINK IN PINK cake, which is on the 5th row 3rd picture, as my inspiration piece. I chose to use the PAPER CRAFT PLANET COLOR CHALLENGE - by Ashley Bowen as my color combo and today's OCCC - Sketch Challenge for my layout. My dd is a guest DT for today's sketch and was so excited how could I not do this challenge. I used an Inkadinkado set called Beautiful Fairies that is only 1 of the new lines of stamps being carried by Ashley Bowen at TREEHOUE STAMP COMPANY. I just love this set especially bc I got it for my birthday from Shannon. She bought it on one of our shopping trips and I thought she got it for herself. Well I am working today since I was lazy the last 2 days and did not go in. LOL. Hope you like it.
Stamps: Beautiful Fairies, LiveLoveLaugh, Treehouse Stamps
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss Riding Hood Red, White Pretty In Pink
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Black Brilliance
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol Blending Medium, Stickles, Nestabilities Long Rectangle Scallops, Label Punch, Scallop border punch
Techniques: Gamsol Magic,3D, Out of the Box

Friday, January 2, 2009

LSC201 Seaside Sketches

This is for today's LIMITED SUPPLY CHALLNEGE. We had to use a list to complete today's challenge which included:
Favorite Stamp/Company - Stampin Up and this set
Favorite Colors - Guava,Pink, Blue
Favorite Embell/Tools - Hemp, Stickles & Cuttlebug
Favorite Technique - Gamsol Magic, sky scene, copic coloring
I also used my all time fav layout when I can not find anything else that works or that I want to use.
I am hoping to have both my girls over today for a New Years Dinner but it will determine how my SIL's grandmother is doing . She had surgery Monday and is still in ICU. Jessie's dd is out of town at her in-laws for the holidays so they will not be able to be here. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and I may have to make some more cards for today since I have SO many favorites from other Stamp Companies as well. Too many to choose from. This is my favorite SU set I guess because I had a brother growing up and when I had 2 girls it was my hope they would be best friends forever. Well I did not factor in sibling rivary. I thought it was just between brother & sister. Anyway growning up I did not have any best friends so I was sort of a loner and still have a tendacy to be that way. These 2 girl look so precious to me ramping throught the early morning beach sands. The beach is definetly me all time favorite place to be and my all time fav colors are blue, pink and I loved groovy guava when it came out. So sorry it is not a part of the color families :( I still use it often and now I have the matching copic marker since SU does not have markers insert another pout sign here :( My all time favorite coloring technique is and always will be my prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. I do l like the copics in a way but still love my SU markers better.
Stamps: Seaside Sketches, Wonderful Words II
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Groovy Guava, White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Black Brilliance, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Hemp, Stickles, Cuttlebug, Shell Collage Folder
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, Dry Embossing

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Favorite Riveting Valentine

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May God bless all of you and your families in the coming year. Well I rang the new year in the same way I always do ...zzzzzzzz,LOL. I also missed out on the NYE challenges going on so I packed as many in 1 creation as I could. I was overjoyed when today's challenge was loaded early. YeePee. So this is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE - Silver. I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE for my layout. I completed the following requirements from the SCS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY CHALLENGES:
SCSNYE01- Use a Friend Theme
SCSNYE02- Use a retired set - Riveting(oopst did not make this one bc I did not read all of the directions - should have been my focal image!)
SCSNYE03- Use Glitter (see hearts)
SCSNYE04 - Paper Piecing and Piercing, Polka Dot, Pink, Punches, Pattern Paper, Pop Dots
SCSNYE05 - New Set never inked (My Fav Valentine from HMStamp Co
SCSNYE06 - Asian Theme (ok maybe I stretched this one but I used a Dragon)
SCSNYE07 - white,black,gold/silver ( white paper, black ink, silver dp)
SCSNYE09 - 2 different stamp sets (SU Riveting, H&M's Valentine), 2 colors Kiwi & Real Red, 2 Styles of DP (polkadot & silver shimmer), 2 embellishments (heart brads) 2 news (Valentine set & Silver Shimmer dp)
SCSNYE10 - A card for a Friend
I used the dragon from H & M STAMP COMPANY's - My Favorite Valentine Set. The head is popped up and the inside circle from Riveting a retired set from Stampin Up is also popped up. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Riveting, My Favorite Valentine
Paper: White, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Real Red dp, Silver DP
Ink: black brilliance, pixie pink
Accessories: Heart Brads, circle punch, paper piercing kit, stickles, dimensionals,
Techniques: paper piecing, paper piercing, 3d, gamsol magic