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Friday, December 31, 2010

Window of Resolutions

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 45 - Celebrate Those Resolutions. OK since you all know how I love to combine, well, I did it here too. LOL. I have combined some of my New Year's Resolutions here.
#1. Flowers in my yard, my grandmother could stick her thumb next to a dead bush and watch it come to life, if I walk past it dies. LOL.
#2. I have a room full of Stampin' Up sets that I bought because I love them, in 2011 you will be seeing me use them more.
#3. I have a room full of embellishments that I had to have and have collected dust, I am dusting them off and putting them to use.
#4. I am bad about making card fronts and then when I need it I have to attach it to a card base, stamp the inside, create an envelope, not in 2011.
#5. I want to really kick up my creativity to new levels and I will be needing the help of all of my SCS friends so if you don't mind when I load something in your comment make suggestions how it could be kicked up, made better. I would greatly appreciate it.
For this one I dusted off a fav set called "WINDOW ON THE WORLD" which was one I bought in the very begining. I stamped it Espresso ink then trimmed in the "out of the box" style including the inside of the window image. I colored with copics and matted on daffodil delight. This panel is popped up on deminsionals. My silver brad is from #3 resolution and it is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 303 - Steriling Silver.
I used some DCWV dp I already had out and seamed the 2 panels with daffodil delight ribbon.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 313. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 303 - Old Navy Delight.
Hum perhaps I should have just resolved to only do 1 challenge for each card? LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Window on the World - SU
Paper: vanilla, DCWV dp, daffodil delight, night of navy
Ink: espresso
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, ribbon
Techniques: out of the box, 3D, copic coloring

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Silver Wheels Skate Chick

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 303 - Sterling Silver. What a kewl challenge. When I first saw the name I thought of wheels, sidewalks and then I remembered I had just printed this free digi image from Kenny K's site and computer generated sentiment to go with it for Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 313. So I went for it. While I was coloring this image with copic markers using Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 303 - Old Navy Delight I thought about how funny our grandchildren are this time of year. They can hardly wait to show Nana and Papa what they got from Santa and everyone else and if it is a game we usually have to play it with them. Monday Shannon brought their WII and some games over. Boy am I glad the kids did not bring their skateboards. LOL. If you think this chick is about to bust the rump you should see what I would look like. LOL.
I created my sidewalk with my new Copic Pen and colored it with copic markers then used the "out of the box" technique with my horizontal panel. I still wanted some more silver sparkle so I trimmed some night of navy using Fiskars Rope Border punch then threaded some silver ribbon through the loops.
I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
Off to work. Have a fabulous day my crafty cyber friends.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Skate Chick - KK
Paper: white, daffodil delight, night of navy, old olive, DCWV dp
Ink: copic pen
Accessories: copics, dimentionals, ruler, Fiskars Rope Border Punch, ribbon
Techniques: out of the box, 3D, copic coloring, sidewalk

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hello Sunshine - Where are you?

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 313 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 303 - Old Navy Delight.
I used some dp and matted both pieces on night of navy and covered the seam with some daffodil ribbon.
My image and sentiment are from MARKS FINEST PAPERS from the set "HELLO SUNSHINE" and believe me when I say I am soo ready to see some warm sunshine. This month is going in the record books as the coldest temps for the longest amount of time in the month in GA in years. Bbrrrrr.
I stamped the entire image in night of navy then again using my SU Markers with selective colors I inked and stamped again. I cut the inside circle out to pop up. I used the "out of the box" technique for the top portion of the suns ray and stamped the sentiment in N.O.N. then matted on daffodil delight cs. It is hard to see but I randomly stamped the small sunburst image in daffodil delight on the navy dp.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Hello Sunshine - MFP
Paper: white, night of navy, daffodil delight, dp
Ink: olive olive, night of navy, daffodil delight
Accessories: ribbon, deminsionals, stickles
Techniques: out of the box, 3D

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Brick Wall

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 303 - Old Navy Delight. I stamped the brick wall image in adirondack black then colored with copics T1 & T3. I stamped the vine in old olive and colored with copic Y06 then added some stickles. My brick wall layer and the oval sentiment layers are popped up on dimensionals.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO # 171. My stamp set is called "BRICK WALL" and it can be found at MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
Back to work for me. I am going to be so far behind it will take all week to catch up.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Brick Wall-MFP
Paper: white, night of navy, old live, Basic Gray-dp
Ink: black, night of navy, daffodil delight, old olive
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, stickles
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Friday, December 24, 2010

Frosty

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 44 - Christmas List. Thanks Wendy I actually needed 1 more card and how could I let the season pass without dusting off my fav Frosty set? Gasp** I used my Fiskars Snowflake punch and punched out a white snowflake then add a white snowflake brad to the center. I created my own dp by using the swirl and snowflake image from the Stampin Up set "FROSTY" and stamped in black using Whisper White craft ink. My ribbon was laid across the real red cs layer.
This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 302 - Pop, Stampin' Bee's STAMPIN' BEE's CHALLENGE # 90 - Ribbon without bow or knots. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 312. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 302 - Black Red White and my faux stitching is from Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Sewing/Stitching which I did on the real red cs layer top and bottom using my white jel pen. My image was colored with copics then I added some stickles.

Well that is it for this Christmas season for me. I will be back Sunday as we have a busy day tomorrow with my dh parents, sister and BIL then it off to see "YOGI BEAR" Whoo Hoo I can not wait. Oh and then Sunday we get to go see "TRUE GRIT" what a great weekend we have in store. I hope everyone has a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and love to you all.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Frosty - SU
Paper: white, black, real red
Ink: Momento Black, Whisper White Craft Ink
Accessories: ribbon, Fiskars Snowflake Punch, Brad, white jel pen, paper piercer, stickles
Techniques: paper piercing, 3d, copic coloring, faux stitching

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nice & Easy Notes

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 302 - Make It Pop. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 312. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 302 - Black Red White with a dessert of HEARTS. My faux stitching around my focal image is from Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Sewing/Stitching.
I used a retired Stampin Up set called Nice and Easy Notes. I stamped the image in Momento black then colored with copics T1, T3, T5, T7, R20, R21, R24, R25, R27, E50, E51,& E53. I matted my focal image on real red then popped those layers up on basic black. I stamped and colored a second image, cut out the heart and popped it up. My real red panel was embossed with the Hearts Cuttlebug EF.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Nice & Easy Notes - SU
Paper: white, basic black, real red
Ink: momento black, basic black
Accessories: Heart brad, Cuttlebug, Hearts EF,
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, dry embossing, paper piercing, faux stitching

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hearts in Love

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 312. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 302 - Black Red White. I did faux stitching on the black panel for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Stitching Faux/Machine. I knew I needed to use this dp sometime with these colors. I used my brand new Beaded Ovals and sponged some red ink. I stamped the heart and rose image with Momento Lady Bug red ink then cut it out and popped it up.
After a busy night with the family Christmas gathering I really need to take today off but it aint happenin' LOL. Got tooo much to do at work so off I go.
Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts - MFP
Paper: white, black, real red, Hobby Lobby-dp
Ink: real red, white jel pen
Accessories: Nestability Beaded Oval, Sponges, ribbon, white jel pen
Techniques: sponging, faux stitching

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hearts, Hearts, Hearts for Dessert

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 302 - Black Red White. These colors are perfect for Valentine since I am finished with Christmas cards. I used an image and sentiment from a set called "HEARTS, HEARTS, HEARTS". I think I have the dessert option covered with my image, charm, base and layers. LOL.
I stamped my image in momenta red ink then cut and embossed useing Nesties classic hearts and a white matt in the scalloped heart. My base is white cut with the largest Nestie scalloped Heart and topped with black cut and embossed with that same nestie. I did some faux stitching today for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Faux/Real Stitching. This darling set can be found at MARKS FINEST PAPER. Have you ever wondered why I rarely use charms? It is because I have such a hard time of where to and how to include them. It took me longer to add that heart charm than it did to make this card. Hope you like it. Now off to the kitchen to start some candy making for our Christmas gathering with all 7 grands and their families tonight. Whoopee. My tree is going to be sooo bare after it is over.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts - MFP
Paper: white, black
Ink: momento red, white jel pen
Accessories: ribbon, heart charm, Nesties Hearts
Techniques: dry emboss, faux stitching

Monday, December 20, 2010

Natures Postage Inspired Colors

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 304 - Sewing. OMGosh Joan thank you for this challenge. My sewing machine has not been opened since the fall when I had new flooring put down. I stitched the blue ribbon across the bottom of my card which was also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 98 - Inspirational Apron. I loved the ruffles on that apron but to keep it in the CAS mode I added only 1. My color combo is from Saturday's SPEED THE CAT CHALLENGE # 34 - Colors Mustard, Blue and Green. I stamped my focal image which is from a set called NATURES POSTAGE in Momento Tuxedo then colored with copics: B12, B32, B34, G12, G20, G32, YR20, YR21, YR23 & YR24 then added some stickles. I have a paper trimmer named "postage" and tried to trim around this image with it. They are not exactly alike but close. I matted my image on more mustard cs after cutting and embossing with Nesties Label 17. I stamped a sentiment in more mustard on my dp panel and on the inside as well, sponged around the envelope with More mustard and stamped a butterfly from another set called "BRICK WALL" in certainly celery. All stamp sets used can be found at MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
Hope you like it. I am so proud that I completed the outside, inside and envelope on front and back . Here is a view of the backside of the envelope. Whoo Hoo.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Natures Postage, Brick Wall - MFP
Paper: white, basic gray dp, more mustard
Ink: Momento Tuxedo, more mustard, certainly celery
Accessories: ribbon, sewing machine, copics, Nesties Label 17
Techniques: Sponging, copic coloring, Machine Stitching

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Family Tree of Birthdays

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 202 - MaryRose. I chose to CASE her GREAT JOY. I changed the colors, orientation and theme. I loved the way she had the snow mountain lined with glitter.
This is also for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 43 - Christmas Break with Birthday Cards. The glitter on the snow and trees is for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 301 - Glitter. My color combo of basic gray, concord crush and marina mist is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 301 - Gray Blues. The sponging of the clouds and mountains is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 303 - Sponging. My focal image and sentiment are from a set called "OUR FAMILY TREE" found at MARKS FINEST PAPER. I have wanted this set since it was released and finally placed my order last week. I could not wait to get it dirty. I am still working hard on completing the inside as well as the out. I made it with this. I stamped the HB sentiment in white craft ink then applied white detail embossing powder and heat set it.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Our Family Tree - MFP
Paper: white, marina mist, concord crush
Ink: Momento Tuxedo, White Craft Ink
Accessories: white detail embossing powder, sponges, ribbon, stickles
Techniques: masking, heat embossing, sponging.
I could not decide on which picture showed the glitter the best so I loaded both of them.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Angel

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 43 - Christmas Break (Birthday).. Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 301 - Glitter.. Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 311.. Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 301 - Gray Blues .. and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 303 - Sponging. I sponged some concord crush on my MME dp for my base panel. I colored and other one of the Stampin' Bizzarr images that I purchased some time back using copics in the coordinating colors for Marina Mist, Basic Gray and Concord Crush. After coloring, cutting out, and popping up my focal image I applied stickles to the wings and cloud. My sentiment is from Stampin Up's Warmest Regards stamped in concord crush and matted on concord crush. My concord crush panel was embossed using my cuttlebug machine and the Script EF.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Warmest Regard - SU; Mikey - Stampin Bizzaar
Paper: white, concord crush, marina mist
Ink: concord crush
Accessories: ribbon, stickles, CB, Script
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, sponge distressing

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nature's Postage Sympathy For Faith

I made this for Faith aka Markie's Mom on SCS and owner of Marks Finest Paper company. Her mom passed away Wednesday and I thought this lovely image from MARKS FINEST PAPERS set called NATURE'S POSTAGE would work perfect with today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 301 - All that Glitters, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 311 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 301 - Gray Blues together. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Warmest Regards. My dp is from My Minds Eye and matted with marina mist. My base is concord crush matted with basic gray. I colored my focal image with copics then added some stickles. My ribbon is SU concord crush.
Hope you like and I hope it brings some comfort to Faith.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sassy Studio Award


OMGosh do I feel special or what? Check this out HERE. And so I sent the email and got a kewl badge for my blog. Touch me!!!

Check out my sidebar on the left. I am doin' the HAPPY DANCE!!

Short & Sweet Catch of the day

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 311, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 301 - Gray Blues and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 300 - Sponging.
I bought this digital image back in August and printed and it has just sat there waiting to be colored. My hubby and I both LOVE to fish so this was a perfect time to make him a card just because I love him so much. I colored the image with copics then added some stickles to the fish. My ribbon is SU Marina Mist. Yummy isn't it? Well off to work again, hope it is a better day than the one before was.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Short & Sweet - SU, Catch of the day - Stamping Bizzaar, Nestability Label 17
Paper: white, dp ?
Ink: marina mist, concord crush
Accessories: ribbon, stickles, Nesties Label 17, copics
Techniques: sponging, copic coloring

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Surprise Birthday Package

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 301 - Gray Blues. Oh man did I have a tuff time with these. I found a free digital image from Sliekjestamps that I had downloaded some time ago and printed it 2 times. I colored both then cut out the from the top and tip of the bow to the hands which I popped up on dimensionals. I colored with copics then cut, embossed and sponged on the inside of Nesties scalloped circles. I also sponged my dp that I have no idea where it is from but the sponging is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 303 - Sponging. My layout is from Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 97 - Sketch. I used some concord grape ribbon for embellishment. My base is concord grape and LOOK Shannon, I did the inside too. LOL. Now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Surprise - Sliekjestamps
Paper: white, concord grape, dp?
Ink: basic gray
Accessories: digital images, copics, ribbon, sponges
Techniques: sponging, copic coloring

Monday, December 13, 2010

Looking For Santa

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 303 - Sponging. I used soft sueded to sponge around my focal image.
My layout is from today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 97 - Sketch Inspired.
My colors are non-traditional for Sunday's GET CREATIVE WITH ANN # 116 - Non Traditional Colors of Christmas and my image is for today's CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE # 121 - Non Traditional Christmas. I colored the hat with E07, E08 & E09 copic markers and the hat was a free digi from somewhere that right now I can not remember. Sorry. My focal image is from a set called "TAKE A PEEK" and it was just released this month from MARKS FINEST PAPERS. I cut the center image out and popped it up on dimensionals. The hat is also popped up. The sentiment is computer generated. This card took me 10 min to make and that was done for last Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 42 - On The Fly. We were to make a Christmas card in 15 min or less. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Take A Peek - MFP; Santa Hat free digi
Paper: vanilla
Ink: soft suede
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, sponges
Techniques: sponging, copic coloring

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peaceful Wishes On The Fly

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 201 - Lisaadd. I chose to CASE her PEACEFUL WISHES and I changed the image, colors, and layout.
I used Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 262 - Shabby Apple just loving this darling little STRAWBERRY PATCH DRESS. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 300 - Celebration of Color where we were to choose from any of the previous 299 combo and since I loved this one I used it again: COLOR CHALLENGE # 299 - Red Old Rock.
I also did another of Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 302 - Emboss Resist and the Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 96 - Bows. I sponged river rock over the entire panel then old olive around the edges and matted on old olive. I stamped the berry image in real red then applied some dots with white liquid applique. I popped my main panel up on dimensionals.
This card took me 14 minutes to make with the bow taking the most time. LOL. I timed myself to be sure I fell within the time limits for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 42 - Christmas Cards On The Fly.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes - SU
Paper: white, old olive
Ink: old olive, river rock, real red
Accessories: ribbon, white liquid applique
Techniques: emboss resist, distress sponging

Friday, December 10, 2010

MFP December Blog Hop Final Day

I am too excited to be this month's GUEST Designer for Mark's Finest Papers and to play in this month's Blog Hop.

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for a The WINNERS from the Blog Hop Tomorrow at MFP Blog!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

DECEMBER 7, 2010- Take a Peek:


Emily

Karen

Patty

Roxie

Vicki

Liz

Claudine

Dawn

Joanne T

Nicole

Marilyn

Peggysue

Susan

Connie

Emily N

Mark’s Finest Papers



Wow here we are at day 3 already. This has been a blast. Today I bring you a set called "TAKE A PEEK". This darling racoon is just too precious in the midst of all those flowers. I have used copics to color then cut & embossed the image with Nesties Circles and popped it up on the cut and embossed sahara sand cs using Nesties Labels 3. I love these 2 nesties together. My dp is Pyrus from Basic Gray. Love it. I used peach parfait ribbon and my sentiment is matted on some basic gray cs. Hope you are having fun with this months blog hop, now hop on over to all the dp members and leave evidence.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MFP December Blog Hop Day 3

I am too excited to be this month's GUEST Designer for Mark's Finest Papers and to play in this month's Blog Hop.

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

DECEMBER 7, 2010- Hello Sunshine:

Nancyruth

Lois

Vicky

Dawn L

Anne

Peggysue

Susan

Connie

Claudine

Dawn

Joanne T

Nicole

Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Emily N

Mark’s Finest Papers




OK so I decided to make a gift card tag using Hello Sunshine set that was just released today. I cut the image out and cut the center out from the 2nd image to pop up on dimensionals. I then used my chaulks which have been collecting dust for some time now and added some yellow to the sun blue to the sky and water and a hint of light pink under the blue. It is really hard to see in the photo but very subtle IRL and I think it looks really nice. I punched a hole and threaded some black ribbon. This will make a perfect tag for a gift to someone.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MFP December Blog Hop Day 2

I am too excited to be this month's GUEST Designer for Mark's Finest Papers and to play in this month's Blog Hop.

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

DECEMBER 7, 2010- Natures Postage Due:

Nancyruth

Lois

Vicky

Dawn L

Anne

Peggysue

Susan

Connie

Claudine

Dawn

Joanne T

Nicole

Marilynn

Geri

Lynn

Emily N

Mark’s Finest Papers



Here it is day 2 of the blog hop and the set being featured is filled with wonderful images and sentiment. Here is just one of each. I colored with copics, then cut on the straight line of the image and matted on kiwi kiss and then a bluegreen cs layer that I also used on the bottom half of my base. My dp is DCWV. My sentiment is matted on kiwi kiss also. I cut the 3 butterflies out after coloring them exactly alike and created my 3D butterfly. I have a tutorial in my labels if you care to check it out. I love making these. They just add so much. I covered my seams with some kiwi ribbon, popped up my focal image and added some stickles for shine.

Here is a close up of this laying flat so you can see the dimension. Now go check out everyone else (links are listed above).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shhh Holiday Blocks are in Town

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 300 - Celebration of Colors seems like we are doing a lot of reflecting here on SCS. Hum are we getting ready for the New Years Resolutions? LOL. This weeks color challenge was to use a past color challenge and since I LOVED last weeks colors and still had them on my desk well, I went with it so here is another COLOR CHALLENGE # 299 - Red Old Rocks. Shannon came over Saturday for some play time and we both had this image stamped so we set out to add color. Well we quickly realized there was a lot to color and small spaces as well. This image may not see ink again until next year. LOL. I used copics to color my image then cut, embossed and sponged using Nesties Label 17. Love that nestie. My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY # 168. After cutting and embossing I sponged some river rock on the inside to tone down the white. My small image is stampin up's Holiday Block stamped in versamark and heat embossed. I then sponged some so saffron to give it a gold look. I did this emboss resist for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 302 - Emboss Resist. I punched a hole where the hole at the top of the image was and tied a red ribbon in a bow for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 96 - Bows. I love how this turned out and hope you do to.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Stampavie's Shhh, Stampin Up's Holiday Blocks
Paper: red textured, white
Ink: so saffron, river rock
Accessories: copics, dew drops, ribbon, Nestability Label 17
Techniques: emboss resist, copic coloring, sponge distressing

MFP December Blog Hop Day 1

I am too excited to be this month's GUEST Designer for Mark's Finest Papers and to play in this month's Blog Hop.

Welcome to the MFP December Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 4 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released: Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, Nature's Postage Due; Hello Sunshine and Take a Peek. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (December 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!)
If you miss a day,
you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.

DECEMBER 7, 2010- Hearts, Hearts, Hearts:

Nancyruth

Lois

Vicky

Dawn L

Anne

Peggysue

Susan

Connie

Emily

Karen

Patty

Roxie

Vicki

Liz:

Geri

Lynn

Emily N

Mark’s Finest Papers

So I decided to play along with the release this month and this is what I came up with using the set called Hearts, Hearts, Hearts.



I used Nesties Scalloped Hearts as my card base, I cut and embossed the Nesties Heart straight edge with my image inside the heart. I colored with copics. I cut and embossed the small scalloped heart with the sentiment inside and colored with copics then popped it up on dimensionals in the center. I think this will be my Valentine to my dh. Now hop on over to the DT and see what they have made for you.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Peaceful Wishes Emboss Resist

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 302 - Emboss Resist. My color combo is from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 299 - Red Old Rock. I used some red ribbon and tied a bow for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 96 - Bows.
I stamped the image with Dazzle Versamark then heat embossed with clear detail ep. I then stamped the same image with the same ink on river rock base and the sentiment in real red. I sponged some river rock on the top panel then old olive around the edges and matted on old olive.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes - SU
Paper: white, old olive, river rock
Ink: versamark dazzle, real red, river rock, old olive
Accessories: ribbon, clear detail dp
Techniques: emboss resist, distress sponging, doodling

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mistletoe Ms. Clause

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 200 - Reflection. OH Beth I bet this comes as NO surprise to anyone that I would be more than happy to CASE my talented and gifted darling daughter as FEATURED STAMPER # 85 - It's Frog-tastic. I chose to CASE her SKIER HONEY. I love the felt snowflake she used and what is better than that is she shared some of these with me so I had to use them. I colored this image a few weeks ago when we were playing together and she had some printed images from Kenny K she was going to color. When she was not looking I snatched this image and colored it up. My youngest daughter saw this after I had it colored and requested that be her card this year so I made this for Michele, ssshh don't tell her.
Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 261 - Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. Well if Santa can go OCEANSIDE CHRISTMAS SANTA FIGURINE then Ms.Clause can certainly go sexy right? LOL!! I mean what Santa would not want to come home to this Ms.Clause? LOL.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 299 - Red Old Rock. I used some DCWV Christmas Stack dp. My focal image was cut, embossed and sponged with Nesties Deckled Rectangles. I used river rock to sponge the inside with. I tied a sheer olive ribbon bow then topped it with 2 felt snowflakes with silver cord to hold them together. Now Shannon is always fussing that I never finish a card, only the card front so she will be extatic that I have the inside complete as well. Here is a peek of the inside Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Mistletoe Ms. Clause - Kenny K
Paper: white, real red, DCWV
Ink: river rock
Accessories: felt snowflakes, sheer ribbon, silver cord
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, distress sponging

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Laurie & Bertie Under The Mistletoe

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 309. My color combo is for Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 299 - Red Old Rocks. My old olive panel stamped with Filigree in real red ink for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 301 - Faux Tile Background.
I colored my Greeting Farm image with copics a couple of weeks ago when Shannon was over for some play time so then all I had to do was find the right time to use it and today was that day.
I trimmed and embossed with Wonky Squares Nestie then sponged around the edges.
I had an embellishment opportunity arise as the corner of my focal image ended up under my filigree background stamp that I had inked in real red and stamped on old olive so I continued around the edges and sorta like how it ended up.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Laurie & Bertie Under The Mistletoe - TGF
Paper: white, river rock, old olive, real red
Ink: real red, old olive
Accessories: Wonky Squares, copics, sponges
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, distress sponging, faux tile background

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Honey of a Christmas

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 299 - Red Old Rocks with a dessert option of a Christmas Theme. Well Red & Olive scream for a Christmas theme so I challenged myself to use a non traditional image and this is what I came up with. I bought this image several months ago and had it colored up already just never could find the right challenge to enter it into until today. I have a co-worker whose dh is a firefighter and I told her I got this image just with her in mind. She has jet black hair. Don't you think this is just too cute. On the inside I have a computer generated sentiment saying "I got you're mistletoe right here hotty". LOL. I hope she likes it.
My layout is for Monday's LIZZIE ANNE DESIGNS SKETCH # 153. My mistletoe image is a sort of flower so this is also for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 95 - Flower Accents and it is popped up on dimensionals for Saturday's JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE # 61 - 3D. My image is a digital image from Sassy Studio Designs. I just love these sexy gals. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Honey FD - SSD
Paper: river rock, old olive, real red, white
Ink: real red, black
Accessories: Fiskars oval template, stickles
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Monday, November 29, 2010

Snowglobe Faux Tile Filigree Background

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 301 - Faux Tile Background. I made another STITCHED RIBBON FLOWER following Beate's Tutorial for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 95 - Flower Accents. My focal image was stamped in soft suede then stamped off before stamping on vanilla which is a close match for crumb cake (since my SU order has not arrived yet), colored, cut out and popped up on dimensionals for Saturday's JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE # 61 - 3D. My layout is from Friday's CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 118 - Sketch and my color combo is last Tuesday's lucious COLOR CHALLENGE # 298 - Chocolate Cherry Crumb Cake.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Globe, Filigree
Paper: vanilla, chocolate chip
Ink: cherry cobbler, soft suede
Accessories: ribbon, lacey ribbon, button
Techniques: Faux Tile Background, Distress sponging, 3D

Sunday, November 28, 2010

All Holidays Pocket Card

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 199 - Krischir. I chose to CASE her TICKET PLEASE POCKET CARD for more than 1 reason, I love the look of hers and I have not made a pocket card in some time. I needed to dust off that technique and go for it considering I woke up at 2am in a soaking wet sweat. GGGRR who said getting old was fun. LOL.
Oh well I have fallen in love with this sheet of dp from The Paper Studio and this is my last sheet of it (insert pout here) but it works for Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 260 - The Country Porch finding my inspiration from this VICTORIA HEART AUTUMN PLAID QUILTED TABLETOP and also Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 298 - Chocolate Cherry Crumb Cake. Love those colors together.
The things I changed are: I decided to use my border punch on the insert of this pocket card rather than the top flap, I changed the colors and the them, used only 2 brads and rather than a stamped image or sentiment on the front I made a lacey flower topped with a button threaded with ribbon from a tutorial I watched Friday from Beate. She is so talented. Here is a picture of it closed up. My insert was punched with 2 different Fiskars border punches then the sentiment stamped in cherry cobbler. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: choc chip, crumb cake, vanilla, The Paper Studio dp
Ink: cherry cobler
Accessories: brads, ribbon, lace ribbon
Techniques: Pocket Card, Lacey Flower

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving with the Family

OK so I spent most of the day Thursday while Jessie was at work (except for the 2hrs that I had to go in and work) in the kitchen for his family to come eat dinner with us when Jessie got home from work.
Then today I spent most of the day in the kitchen cooking for dinner to take to Michele's so my side of the family could get together for Thanksgiving. We had a blast and ate way to much again but I do love both of my families and spending time with them is precious. I miss those who are no longer with us but have to move on to enjoy those who are.
So anyway around 3pm I told Jessie "I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE NEAR THAT STOVE TOMORROW", he laughed and asked what he was going to eat? What evah you can find to warm up but I AM NOT COOKING!! LOL.

I hope everyone has safe travels back home if you are away for the holiday.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Susie's Sweet Pie Dessert

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 40 - Dessert. My layout is from today's FRIDAY'S SKETCHERS # 130. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 298 - Choc Cherrie Crumb Cake. I used some dp from The Paper Studio and trimmed some cherry cobler cs with a Fiskars border punch. I used some 1/2in brown ribbon for the horizontal panel. I trimmed my focal image Out of the Nestie style using Wonky Squares. My digital image is from Stampin' Bizzarr. I think she is just tooo sexy and cute. I colored my image with copics then sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Have a fabulous Friday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Susie's Pie - Stampin' Bizzarr
Paper: white, cherry cobbler, choc chip, The Paper Studio
Ink: cherry cobler, antique linen
Accessories: ribbon, deminsionals
Techniques: Out of the Nestie, 3D, copic coloring, dry embossing, sponge distressing

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving



Today above all days please take time to think about all of the things you have to be thankful for.

While Jessie is at work today I will be cooking away, well that is after the parade. He will get home around 7pm and we will have our Thanksgiving dinner with his family. Living the life of a nurse means sometimes holiday celebrations have to occur when you can be there. I am sure all of our patients in the hospital wish they could be home with their families as well. God love all of the nurses who sacrifice so that patients have continued care even on holidays.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Santa Emma on a Bench

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 308. Yep, ladies that is right, only 1 challenge today. I think I hurt myself Monday and Tuesday from all of those TLC's, LOL and I needed a little TLC (tender lovin' care) for myself this morning. This sketch was challenge enough for me today. I decided to use this darling image that I colored up Sunday while Shannon was here for some therapy with her best stampin' friend (ME). LOL.
I used GIMP to place my Santa Emma image on the bench then printed and colored with copics. Today I cut her out since my "out of the box" attempt failed. She is popped up on some white cs. Her bangs are also popped up. I used some dp from last years Hobby Lobby Christmas dp stacks. I added some borders to the top and bottom of the red dp.
Now I am off to work for the last day this week. Happy Turkey Day to all tomorrow.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Santa Emma & Bench - CCDesigns
Paper: whtie, cherry cobbler, Hobby Lobby dp
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, Fiskars Border punch
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D