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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Small Scripts of Gratitude


This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 355 - Just Bead It.
I used Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 365 for my layout.
I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 355 - A Little Bashbul Blue.
My sentiment from Small Script is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 357 - Boxing Day where we were to make a wintery "Thank You" card for someone.
RECIPE:
Stamps: small script
Paper: white, night of navy, bashful blue
Ink: night of navy
Accessories: Martha Stewart Icicle Border Punch, Bead, ribbon, Cuttlebug Snowflake EF
Techniques: dry embossing

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wonderful Words of Thank You

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 365.
I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 355 - A Little Bashful Blue for my color combo and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 357 - Boxing Day for my Thank You Theme.
Not really happy with my end result as it is NOT what was in my head but then my head is full of congestion, cold medicine and spider webs left over from halloween, scary right? LOL.
My dp is from Basic Gray's Marrakech stack.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wonderful Words
Paper: white, night of navy, bashful blue, BG-Marrakech
Ink: whispering white craft ink
Accessories: Fiskars Button Border punch

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Curvy Verses

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 355 - A Little Bashful Blue with glitter as a dessert, love me some glitter and dessert so I played along.
I used the MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 221 for my layout.
This is also for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 357 - Boxing Day. I was ready to get the gloves on and take it to the mattress until I read on. LOL.
I stamped my sentiment from curvy verses in whispering white craft ink on night of navy cs.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Curvy Verses
Paper: bashful blue, night of navy, WM Snowflake dp
Ink: whispering white craft ink
Accessories: Martha Stewart Icicle Border Punch, MS Snowflake punch, stickles

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Country Morning

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 354 - Lucky Calypso Wonder.
I used MOnday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 220 for my layout.
I colored with copics and added some white dots with my white jel pen.
Sorry so short but still not well and off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Country Morning
Paper: white, lucky lemonade, wisteeria wonder, dp Lilac
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: ribbon, white jel pen, copics, dimensionals, circle and scallop circle punches

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowlglobe Gift Card

I have been MIA for a couple of days sick with a winter cold. GGRRRR.  Friday and most of Saturday was spent between the recliner, couch, and bed. On top of that I had put myself down to work ICU Sat night since they needed help. I did this long before I was sick so when the day approached I was really praying they would NOT need me but as luck would have it I was needed.  The night was quiet thank goodness. Suday was sunday school, church, lunch followed by a short nap and then to church to watch 5 of the grands in a Christmas play. Not much sleep for me until after midnight thanks to my cough.  I will be so thankful when this is out of my system. 
I did find the energy to go to the cave this morning so this is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 356 - Snowglobe and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 149 - Sketch Inspired and last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 353 - Cobbler Cake AlwaysI stamped the globe on white then folded and cut the gift card in the shape of the image leaving the bottom on the fold. I stamped the snowman, colored with copics, added some white liquid applique then heated it from the back to make it puff up. I needed a gift tag so I stamped the to: from: out of the All Year Cheer II sentiments in cherry cobbler. Hope you like it. Bad as I feel it was fun to make and now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Snowglobe, All Year Cheer II
Paper: white
Ink: momento black, cherry cobbler
Accessories: copics, white liq applique
Techniques: CAS, gift card

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Favorite Pennant Tree

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 353 - Use It or Loose It] where we were to find inspiration from one of our gallery of Favorites. I did not have to look far when I found Kim's darling HOLY NIGHT WITH PENNANTS. I loved how she used the pennant punch to make a tree so that is what I did as well. I used My Minds Eye "Wonderful Winter" dp for the smooth layer and always artichoke for the scalloped layer then popped it up on dimensionals. My sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Many Merry Messages and stamped in always artichoke on vanilla. I have sponged all layers in always artichoke.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 363 and my color combo is Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 353 - Cobble Cake Always.
Hope you like it and now it is time for work. Happy Thursday all my cyber crafty friends.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Many Merry Messages - SU
Paper: vanilla, always artichoke, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, MME Wonderful Winter dp
Ink: always artichoke
Accessories: SU Pennant Punch, sponges
Techniques: sponge distressing, 3D

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Many Merry Messages

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 363 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 353 - Cobbler Cake Always.
I stamped my sentiment in cherry cobbler on vanilla then cut and embossed with Nesties Rectangle. I cut a cherry cobbler matt then popped the focal panel up on dimensionals.
my dp is from K&Company double sided and I was able to use both sides as they compliment each other, or at least I think they do. Not too good at mixing dp's.
Now it is almost 4am and I have to be up at 5 to got to work. Sleep where art thou?
RECIPE:
Stamps: Many Merry Messages
Paper: vanilla, cherry cobbler, K&Company dp
Ink: cherry cobbler
Accessories: gold cording, Nesties Rectangle
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poinsetta Gift Bag

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 353 - Cobbler Cake Always.
I made another TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 355 - Decorative Bags to help with gifts for next week **eeek** I can not believe it is just around the corner.
I cut embossed vanilla cs with the poinsetta dies and then sponged the inside with always artichoke.
I did 2 leaves in always artichoke then sponged them as well. I cut and embossed Nesties Label 15 in crumb cake cs. The Nesties Grommet Tag was cut and embossed and secured to the crumb cake panel with red brads. The sentiment is from Michaels dolllar bin from yrs ago.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Michaels dollar bin
Paper: vanilla, crumb cake, always artichoke
Ink: always artichoke
Accessories: Nesties Label 15, Nestie Poinsetta, brad
Techniques: Gift Bag


Monday, December 12, 2011

A Snowman Gift Bag

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 355 - Decorative Bags.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 148 - "Chill Out" Theme. My first thought was "snowmen & snowflakes".
I missed out on honoring last weeks star so this is also for Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER # 253 - Pegmac71 finding my inspiration in Peggy's HOLIDAY HUGS. I changed from a card to a gift bag, I used some dp with snowmen on it and changed the colors. I just did not want to miss out on Peggy's special honor. Congrats to you girl.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: WalMart Holiday dp
Ink: none
Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake punch, gift bag
Techniques: Decorative Gift Bag

Friday, December 9, 2011

Have A Cheeky Christmas

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE - Girlie and what could be more girlie than this darling Greeting Farm Image? I have not colored with copics in so long I almost forgot how on this *GASP*
This is also in honor of today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLENGE # 90 - Nancy Littrel where I loved the striped dp she used in so many of her creations and especially this one where there were multiple colors in herWATERCOLOR WASH NATURE.
I cut, embossed and sponged the inside of the Nesties Ornament for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 352 - Stencil Love.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 362.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 362 - Very Real & Wild and the button on the end of her Santa hat is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 354 - Button Art.
I stamped the image in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics after me memory of "how to" slowly started returning. LOL
After coloring I cut the image out and popped it up on dimensionals beside the popped up ornament.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Cheeky Christmas - TGF
Paper: vanilla, real red, wild wasabi, Recollections dp
Ink: momento tuxedo black, real red
Accessories: twine, button, stickles, dimensionals, Nesties Ornament,
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, Stenciling, button art

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Cardinal Poinsetta Christmas

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 352 - Stencil Love; Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 362; Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 352 - Very Real & Wild; and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 354 - Button Art.
I used my "just received" Nesties Poinsetta and Label 18 for the stencil and a button for the center. I cut the middle size flower in vanilla then sponged the veins and edges with real red ink. The red flowers were also sponged with real red ink as was the Label 18 cut in wild wasabi. Each flower is popped up on a dimensional and the focal panel is popped up also.
My dp is from K&Company. My sentiment is stamped in wild wasabi on vanilla base.
RECIPE:
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Paper: vanilla, real red, wild wasabi, K&Company
Ink: real red, wild wasabi
Accessories: Nesties Poinsetta, Nesties Label 18, red & white bakers twine
Techniques: Stencilling, 3D,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Big On Christmas

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 362.
I used the colors from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 352 - Very Real & Wild.
I substituted a button for the ornament on the "O" for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 354 - Button Art.
I am not sure if I have ever used this set or not but it worked for me today. I love that I found the exact size button in the color I wanted. Whoo Hoo. I used copics to color the letters and my 3 different dp's are all from Recollections Happy Holidays stack. Have I mentioned how much I love Recollections dp?
Now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Big On Christmas
Paper: vanilla, Real Red, Recollections Happy Holidays
Ink: momento Lady Bug Red
Accessories: dimensionals, copics
Techniques: Button Art, 3D, copic coloring

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Buttony Christmas Tree

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 352 - Very Real & Wild.
This is also for Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 147 - Ways To Use Twine where I have used my red & white bakers twine as garland around my tree.
I saw soo many fabulous and creative creations from Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 354 - Button Art that I had to do another. I did manage to find enough buttons but not all in the same color so I had to mix it up a bit. I think it gives the tree more pizzaz, what do you think? LOL
Anyway after adhering all of those buttons to some wild wasabi cs I decided to trim around the tree rather than a square panel so I did the same with some real red cs for a matt.
My dp is from Happy Holidays pack from Recollections. Man do they know some dp. I love me some Recollections.
That is it for now, see ya tomorrow for another day in the life of a challenge junkie ;)
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: wild wasabi, real red, recollections - Happy Holidays dp
Ink: none
Accessories: red & white bakers twine, buttons, more buttons
Techniques: button art

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Button Tree Topper

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 354 - Button Art. Not sure if I did this correct or not but I punched 5 snowflakes from my Fiskars punch, glued each one together, then made button holes and threaded some silver twine for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 147 - Twine.
I CASED this SNOWFLAKE WONDER for Friday's QUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLENGE # 89 - Wendy2512.
I inked the snowflake embossing folder and the swiss dots EF in pear pizzaz then embossed them in my cuttlebug with white cs for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 351 - Friend of Faux (aka Cuttlebug the Negative effect from a previous TLC).
I used last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 351 - Krafty White Pizzaz for my color combo. I stamped the small snowflake images from a stampin' up set called "Snow Globe" in pear pizzaz on white and crumb cake on crumb cake for panels 2 and 3a & 3b. The dp is from a sheet of MME I had left over.
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and ready for another work week cause that is where I am headed now
RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Globe
Paper: whtie, pear pizzaz, crumb cake, MME dp
Ink: pear pizzaz, crumb cake
Accessories: snowflake punch, hole puncher, Pendant Punch, dimensionals, Swiss Dot & Snowflake EF, cuttlebug, stickles

Thursday, December 1, 2011

For A Friend

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 351 - Friend Of Faux where we were to ink an embossing folder then run some cs through a pressing machine. This was also done for TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 160 - Cuttlebug - The Negative Effect, a TLC which I love and use frequently so it was a pleasure to use it again today.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 351 - Krafty White Pizzaz.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 217. I used some dp from MMY and matted it on pear pizzaz for my base then used some crochet ribbon for the horizontal and vertical strips. My focal panel is from the Cuttlebug Folder "FRIENDS" inked in pear pizzaz then embossed on white cs and matted on crumb cake.
Hope you like it and hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: white, pear pizzaz, crumb back, MME dp
Ink: pear pizzaz
Accessories: ribbon, button, cuttlebug, Friend EF
Techniques: Cuttlebug - The Negative Effect

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snow Globe

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 361.
I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 351 - Krafty White Pizzaz for my color combo.
I am also using Tuesday's 365 CARDS DAY CHALLENGE for Day 274 - Keep It To Yourself where we were to create a wintery theme card front and keep the sentiment for the inside.
Tuesday's ABC CHALLENGE was D for Dazzle. My Minds Eye dp I used has the most sparkle on those lovely snowflakes.
For my focal image I stamped the snow globe in momento tuxedo black then the trees in peear pizzaz. I colored with copics then added snow with my white applique pen and heated it to make it puff up. I cute the image out and popped it up on pear pizzaz then matted on crumb cake and popped the whole panel up on layers 2 and 3a & 3b.
For panels 3a & b I stamped the snowflake image in crumb cake on crumb cake then stamped them again in pear pizzaz on white for panel 2.
Hope you like it. See ya tomorrow.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Globe
Paper: white, pear pizzaz, crumb cake
Ink: momento tuxedo black ,pear pizzaz, crumb cake
Accessories: white liquid applique, dimensionals
Techniques: faux snow, copic coloring

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Krafty White Pizzazz Tags

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 351 - Krafty White Pizzazz.
For Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 353 - Tons of Tags I stamped the 2 different images in 2 of the colors from today's color challenge on white and then stamped the flourish image in white craft ink on crumb cake cs then added some white embossing powder and heat set it. I then punch the large tag punch for matts.
I punched the hole with my cropadile and tied some gold, silver and green cording to use as ties. Hope you like them.
Now off to another early day at work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Tags & More
Paper: white, crumb cake, pear pizzazz
Ink: pear pizzazz, crumb cake, white craft ink
Accessories: tag punches, silver & gold cord, green bakers twine
Techniques: Tags, copic coloring

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tags for a Christmas Lantern

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 353 - Tons of Tags given to us by Holly. I used 2 different SU Punches for my tags
My layout is from today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 146 - Sketch inspired by resqbarbie.
Last week was such a busy week and weekend that I did not have time to do Sunday's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 251 - jbgreendawn. I chose to CASE Stacy's TAG YOU'RE IT.
My focal image is one from BECCY'S PLACE. I love browsing through her blog and grabbing her free digi images. She is so talented.
My tag sentiments came from a Stampin' Up sets of All Year Cheer stamped in Momento Rhubarb Stalk and then distressed the edges with it as well.
Hope you like it now to get back to a full regular work week. It is finally raining here and I would rather curl up on the couch with my remote. LOL.
So thankful for some rain though that I think I will go in to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer - SU; Beccy's Lantern
Paper: white, sahara sand, K&C dp ?
Ink: momento rhubarb stalk
Accessories: ribbon, spica gltter pen - lipstick, copics, punches
Techniques: tags, copic coloring

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sparkling Winter Wonderland

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 360;
Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 350 - Blushing Pear Mist;
Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 352 - Let's Make Snow; and
Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 145 - Christmas/Winter Theme.
I stamped this darling image from Stampin' Up's Winter Wonderland in momento tuxedo black on my white cs base then colored with copics and added white liequid applique. I heated the back side to make it puffy.
I used a Fiskars snowflake border emboss/punch for the marina mist cs panel.  I punched out the circle using a Fiskars circle punch then stamped the Sparkling jumbo wheel using Champagne Versa mark for shine and shimmer (wish the camera could have picked that up).
I tied a pink ribbon in a bow and viola I was done. "I love it when a plan comes together" quote Geoge Peppard's character Hanibal Smith.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone. Off to a short work day for pay then long work day in the kitchen at home cooking
RECIPE:
Stamps: Winter Wonderland, Sparking jumbo wheel - SU
Paper: white, marina mist
Ink: momento tuxedo black, Versa mark Champagne
Accessories: ribbon, copics, liquid applique, Fiskars Snowflake border emboss/punch, Fiskars circle punch
Techniques: faux snow, copic coloring, make your own background

Monday, November 21, 2011

What is Christmas without Frosty?

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 352 - Let's Make Snow and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 145 - Christmas/Winter.
Well I just can NOT have a Snowy Christmas Winter without my Frosty. This is a classic, although retired, set from Stampin Up that I will never get tired of using or seeing.
My color combo is from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 349 - Lucky Coral Breezes.
I stamped the snowflake image in baja breeze on the white base for my background then keeping it in a CAS style used my copic marker for a faux matt look.
My image was stamped in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics and covered with stickles.
I used polar white flower soft under frosty for snow.
Hope you like it, I sure did like how this turned out. Happy Monday all.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Frosty
Paper: white, calypso coral
Ink: momento tuxedo black, baja breeze, calypso coral
Accessories: stickles, flower soft - polar white
Techniques: create a background, faux snow, copic coloring

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Love Is In The Air

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 250 - Tenia Sanders-Nelson where I chose to CASE her LOVE YOU. I changed the colors, layout and left off the pearl accent.
I am also including Saturday's INSPIRATION CHALLENGE # 311 - Singing Cat Studio finding inspiration in this HEART NECLACE.
Since I missed Friday's QUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLENGE # 87 - Bobbiesgirl I am CASEing Carol's BLUE ANNIVERSARY as I love this darling vintage couple image.
I cut a 1inch square from a sheet of foam to make a stamp which I inked up with baja breeze and stamped on white cs the matted all 3 panels on baja breeze then popped up the 3 hearts punched in calypso coral on top. This was for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 91 - Pixellated.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 359 and my color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 349 - Lucky Coral Breezes.
I hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday. Not sure how much I will be in the challenges next week but will certainly try. If not HAPPY TURKEY DAY TO ALL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Vintage Couple - Stampendous
Paper: white, baja breeze, calypso coral, lucky lemonade
Ink: momento tuxedo black ,baja breeze,
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Martha Stewart Heart Punch
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D, color blocking

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Winter Wonderland of Snowmen

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 349 - Baby It's Coldd Outside.
My layout is Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 359.
My color combo is Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE #349 - Lucky Coral Breezes.
This will also work for last weeks TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 350 - No Stamping Allowed.
My dp is from My Minds Eye - Winter Wonderland pack. I cut the 2 snowmen out and popped them up.
I embossed the baja breeze panel using cuttlebugs Snowflake embossing folder.
I changed the 3 squares to circles after embossing a sheet of white cs using Snowflake EF then punching out 3 different snowflake designes. I applied some stickles to the snowflakes.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: lucky lemonade, baja breeze, calypso coral, MME Winter Wonderland
Ink: none
Accessories: stickles, cuttlebug, Snowflake EF, stickles
Techniques: no stamping

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Let's Be Merry

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 359 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 349 - Lucky Coral Breezes. I wish I had some lucky breezes from the seaside right now. I could use theme. Our temps are back up in the high 80's and the AC unit switched from heat to cool. gggrrr. Ya know what happens to 60+ year olds when it is high of 50 one day and then 84 the next? You guessed it a visit to the local hospital for room and board. Bless their hearts it is just not easy to adapt to those drastic changes like that.
So today my mission is to be Merry no matter what. Pray exceedingly for me. LOL. With all that is going on away from work and at work my knees are worn out.
I have not used this stampin' up stamp set but 1 time I think and it needed some lovin' today, seriously I turned around and that set was sticking out further than the others like it was saying "pick me, oh please pick me". LOL
I stamped the hat in calypso coral then cut it out leaving a white boarder, I added some stickles to the tip and Polar White fun flock to the brim then popped it up on dimesionals on the white panel where my sentiment was stamped also in calypso coral, matt is calpso coral cs.
I stamped 3 snowflakes in baja breeze then punched them out with a 1 inch punch and matted on baja breese cs. My dp panel is matted with lucky lemonade cs.
Hope you like it and have a fabulous MERRY Wednesday cause I plan to.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Merry - SU
Paper: white, calypso coral, baja breeze, lucky lemonade, MME winter dp
Ink: calypso coral, baja breeze
Accessories: stickles, fun flock, dimensionals

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

6 inches of Party Treat Fun

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 349 - Lucky Coral Breezes, Monday's CLEAN ADN SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 144 - Party Theme and a couple of weeks ago Wendy gave us this FREE FOR ALL CHALLENGE # 89 - 6 inches of fun and man are these not only fun but adorable and easy peasy.
I used the largest hole punch on my cop-a-dile with lucky lemonade cs to make the front button and calypso coral ribbon for the handle.
I have gotten stuck on them and my plan is to stock pile for every event. Could you not see a pair of diamond earings on the inside. WHOO!! HOO!!
Happy Tuesday everyone.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: Echo Park SPLASH dp, lucky lemonade
Ink: none
Accessories: ribbon, crop-a-dile, dimesionals
Techniques: 6x6 inch treat holder

Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby Shower Tees

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVER CHALLENGE # 351 - It's A Wrap.
This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 239 - Party for which I will be attending this weeked - baby shower.
I had to back up to last Friday to show honor to a fabulous stamper and friend so this is also for Friday's QUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLANGE # 86 - It'sAPassion AKA Anne who is not only a great stamper/crafter but a fabulous person as well. Once again Anne congrats. I chose to CASE Anne's ONSIE WAITING.
So I stamped the Baby Tees jumbo wheel using tempting turquoise ink then colored with prisma color pencils and blended with gamsol blending medium. I am always looking for new and unique ways to give gift cards. I do not always want to just stick one in a card. I will attach the gift card to the lid and fill the tin with some sort of goodies.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Baby Tees
Paper: tempting turquoise
Ink: white
Accessories: twine, prismacolor pencils, gamsol blending medium
Techniques: gamsol magic, CAS

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankful Snowman DP

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE # 249 - Itsapassion (aka) Anne. I have shared DT spots with Anne and not only is she a fabulous crafter but a wonderful person as well. Congrats to you today Anne, enjoy the spotlight.
I chose to CASE Anne's MERRY & BRIGHT snowman card changing the layout, cut out my snowman from my dp to sub for her chipboard snowman, and left off a theme because this is also for Friday's FREE FOR ALL CHALLENGE # 90 - Grateful Little Things. Well I have always loved snowman bc they seem to have their arms stretched open wide allowing for anyone to come in, I love that concept and so this is a BIG THANK YOU to ALL of the challenge hostess here at SCS who help support my addiction. I have filled in on a few challenges in the past and found it quite stressful. I can not image having to do it every week. Hat's off to all of you ladies. My twist is my scissors & copics. Lately I can not seem to make anything without either one of them, I even used my copics to change the color of the snowman scarf.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 358.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 348 - Krafty Cajun Turquoise.
I used some My Minds Eye dp for panel 2 and my snowman was cut out of the dp for panel 4. NO stamping was used but there will tomorrow (I hope). Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 350 - No Stamping Allowed was a fun one but I am ready to put ink to rubbah again.
Happy Sunday all.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none :(
Paper: crumb cake, MME Winter Wonderland dp
Ink: tempting turquoise
Accessories: sponges, dimesionals, marvy scallop oval, Cuttlebug Snowflake EF
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No Stamping DT's, LOL

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 358.
I used Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 348 - Krafty Cajun Turquoise.
This is my last one for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 350 - No Stamping Allowed because I am having ink withdrawals.LOL. I need to put some rubber to ink Joan, sorry but I can't stand it any longer, LOL. I had to open my cajun craze ink pad to do some sponging on panel 4 crumb cake scalloped oval matt for my Christmas wrapping paper scalloped oval layer.
I punched some snowflakes and popped them up and embossed panel 2 cajun craze layer with cuttlebug snowflakes folder.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: crumb cake, Christmas Wrap, cajun craze, tempting turquoise
Ink: cajun craze
Accessories: Christmas Wrapping paper, cuttlebug, Snowflakes EF, ribbon, snowflake punches, scallop oval punches
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Wrap with Treat Holder

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 348 - Krafty Cajun Turquoise.
I used Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 143 - Sketch Inspired by stagccva aka Taylor for my layout and and played along again with Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 350 - No Stamping. I have had nightmares since reading Joan's challenge. That line about "what would happen if all my/your stamps disappeared....GASP!!!" OMGosh what would I do? So today I went with my 2nd idea I had which was to use wrapping paper. I found this fun Christmas wrap in my stash that looks more like a display isle at walmart than storage in my closet. LOL.
I also included last Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 89 - 6 Inches of Fun. I love these little treat holders. I had to use my copic to have ribbon the color I needed.
I have a busy day at work with the 1st day of Computerized Physician Order Entry. They are NOT excited and I am terrified that something will not work right which will give them the amunition they need to refuse to comply.
RECIPE:
Stamps: None
Paper: tempting turquoise, crumb cake, Christmas wrap
Ink: none
Accessories: ribbon, copics, Fiskars Snowflake Punches
Techniques: no stamping, 6x6 treat holder

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Holidays with NO Stamping

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 350 - No Stamping Allowed **GASP** and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 143 - Sketch by stagccva aka Taylor.
Love this sketch Taylor and thanks Jenn for using it today. Man I could do all my cards for this season in no time using just cs and dp like this. Wheh, took longer to cut and emboss the sentiment than anything else. LOL.
I used some ruby red and wild wasabi cs with some WalMart Christmas glitter dp I got several years ago. One shee for panel 2 and another I cut and embossed the sentiment from then with the Nestie Banner in place I sponged some ruby red ink. The sentiment is popped up on dimensionals.
Now it is 3:30am and I have to be up in hour for work so I think I will check out the bob tube to see what I can find to entertain myself with. I hate insomnia nights. gggrrrr
RECIPE:
Paper: ruby red, wild wasabi, WM Holiday Glitter pak
Ink: ruby red
Accessories: dimensionals
Techniques: no stamping

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Wish List

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 248 - 1 wacky woman Karen's has some amazing creations to choose from and I was inspired by her SCHOOL DAYS. I changed the colors, theme and images but loved the list idea so I created a magnetic wish list for me to place on the fridge (just to put out some suttle hints mind you, LOL.
I used some Recollections "Happy Holidays" dp I just got Friday on a shopping trip with dh and matted it on some red cs. I trimmed the edge with my Fiskars border punch. I used a Marvy Mega scallop punch for the white panel.
My darling image is one I just found Friday from "Designed 2 Delight" digi website. I think this pup is just tooo precious. I printed, colored, and cut him 2 times and popped the santa hat up on dimensionals then popped the entire image up on dimensionals on the scallop circle. I covered the brim and ball on the hat with flower soft.
The "Wish List" panel was stamped in always artichoke on white using a stamp set I designed for Ashley when we worked together on "TREEHOUSE STAMPS" which has since then closed. I traced over the sentiment and numbers with Spica red glitter pen.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 347 - More Burgandy Artichokes.
I love how this turned out and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Believe - D2D, Wish List - THS
Paper: white, red, Recollections -dp
Ink: always artichoke
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Fiskars Border Punch, Marvy Circle Scallop, Flower Soft - Polar White

Friday, November 4, 2011

Telescopic Butterfly

This is for today's FREE FOR ALL CHALLENGE # 89 - 6" of Fun and in honor of our QUEEN FOR THE DAY # 85 - Vicky Gould.
I chose to CASE Vicky's OGRES HAVE LAYERS TOO.
This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 347 - Newspaper, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 357, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 347 - More Burgandy Artichokes and Monday's
TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 349 - Telescoping Image
. I stamped my image 2 times. I colored then cut the 3 images out and embossed using Nesties label 1. all 3 panels are popped up on dimensionals.
My newspaper is a headline reading "IT'S FALL FIX-UP TIME". I thought since all you could see is "IT'S FALL" it would make a perfect fall card. My images are from a set called "BUTTERFLIES AND WISTERIAS" found at MARKS FINEST PAPERS.
I am off today enjoying the day with my darling hubby. I think some Christmas shopping is on the agenda. Wish me luck. LOL
RECIPE:
Stamps: Butterflies & Wisteria - MFP
Paper: vanilla, DCWV dp, more mustard, newspaper
Ink: momento rich cocoa
Accessories: dimensionals, copics, Nesties Label 1, cuttlebug, stickles,
Techniques: Telescoping Images, Dry embossing, copic colorring

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Button Bear Get Well

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 347 - Newspaper, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 357, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 347 - More Burgandy Artichokes and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 349 - Telescoping image.
I dusted of this darling stampin' up set called "BUTTON BEAR" and stamped the image twice on white cs using Adirondack Rick Cocoa ink then cut and embossed using 3 sizes of Nestie Label 22 (the top layer was cut from the center of the bottom layer). I colored with copics and popped each layer up.
I had to use our local shopper for newspaper as we do NOT get the paper. I chose a section that would work for a "get well" on the inside.
Happy Thursday everyone and have a great day my cyber friends.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Button Bear - SU
Paper: white, Newspaper, Always artichoke, bravo burgandy
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nesties Label 22, Cuttlebug, copics, dimensionals, ribbon
Techniques: Telescoping Images, Dry embossing, 3d, copic coloring

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Coffee Time

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 357 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 347 - More Burgandy Artichokes.
I have had this free digi image for ages and finally used it today. Sad thing is I do not remember where I got it from.
I printed on white after using GIMP to add some color then colored with copics, cut it out and popped it up.
The dp is from DCWV Safara Kids that I found while on my search Tuesday and knew I wanted to use it sometime this week.
Now off to work I go. Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone
RECIPE:
Stamps: Freebie Coffee Cup - digi
Paper: white, more mustard, bravo burgandy, DCWV Safari Kids dp
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, ribbon
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stanley's Ssspecial Wissshes

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 347 - More Burgundy Artichokes.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAYS' SKETCH CHALLENGE # 213.
I have sadly been neglecting my other stamps and am trying to show them some lovin. I buy these images because they appeal to me then don't use them. Hoping to change that habit of mine.
I stamped "Stanley the Snake" from High Hopes on vanilla twice using momento rich cocoa then colored him with copics, cut him out and popped him and the 2 flowers up on dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in always artichoke then cut with Stampin Up's large oval punch and doddled around the edge with bravo burgundy marker.
I cut the artichoke circle then dry embossed with Vitorian embossing folder in my cuttlebug machine. My dp is from DCWV Safari Chic stack.
I LOVE how this turned out and hope you do too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Stanley Snake, Ssspecial Wisshes - High Hopes
Paper: vanilla, always artichoke, bravo burgandy, DCWV Safari Chic
Ink: momento rich cocoa, always artichoke, bravo burgandy
Accessories: copics, dimensionals, Fiskars circle template, SU large oval punch, cuttlebug
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, copic coloring

Monday, October 31, 2011

Winter Wonderland

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 349 - Telescoping Image. I am not sure if I did this correct or not but here it is. I cut and embossed Nesties Label 21 with 3 different sizes of vanilla cs then with the nestie in place I stamped the image in Momento Rich Cocoa on each layer. Looking back I should have removed the nestie before stamping. This is also for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 142 - Colors Ivory/Choc/Red.
I have had this dp for eon's and finally used some of it today. Someone tell me why we do that. Buy something we just have to have and then hoard it.
Oh well, off to work. Brrrrr.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Winter Wonderland - SU
Paper: vanilla, riding hood red, Imaginise dp
Ink: momento rich cocoa
Accessories: Nesties Label 21, ribbon
Techniques: Telescoping Images, Dry embossing

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Vintage Couple on a Stroll

This is for today's FEATURED STAMPER # 247 - istamp31. I chose Michelle'ss EVENING BREEZES to CASE changing the layout, and embossing folder and I left off the prima's.
This is also for Friday's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 88 - A True Free For All, Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 346 - Leaves where I used the Leafy Branch embossing folder on my baja breeze panel.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 346 - Rich Island Breezes.
My base is island indigo. My image is from stampendous and is stamped in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics. I used some greens for the grass and a scalloped oval paper mask to sponge some clouds with baja breeze. My ribbon is rich razzleberry polkadot.
Hope you like it. I might be missing from the challenges for awhile, not sure how keeping my grandson from 4am until time for me to take him to daycare is going to work out with my stampin time upstairs so I had to get this one in.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Vintage Couple - Stampendous
Paper: white, baja breeze, island indigo
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Accessories: copics, ribbon, dimensionals, cuttlebug, leafy branch EF
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, copic coloring

Friday, October 28, 2011

Peaceful Christmas Cardinal

This is for today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLENGE # 84 - Julie who is not only talented but a sweetheart too.. I chose to CASE her PEACEFUL CARDINAL.
This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 346 - Leaves, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 346 - Rich Island Breeze and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 348 - Stamp The Border.
I used the pine leaves because my yard is full of pine trees and stamped in island indigo and the berries in rich razzleberry around the edge of my cut and embossed Nestie Circle. I stamped the cardinal image in momento tuxedo black then colored with copics, cut it out and popped it up on the circle image.
My layout is from CARD POSITIONING SYSTEM CHALLENGE # 241.
Hope you like it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Christmas Cardinal - SU
Paper: white, baja breeze, rich razzleberry, island indigo
Ink: momento tuxedo black, island indigo, rich razzleberry
Accessories: stickles, copics, argyle cuttlebug EF
Techniques: dry embossing, 3D, copic coloring

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hard To Say

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 356 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 346 - Rich Island Breeze.
I am not feeling my best and this is evident of that. I cut 3 one inch squares, sponged the edges with island indigo and attached buttons. I embossed the rich razzleberry panel with Argyle EF, The sentiment was stamped in rich razzleberry.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Hard To Say - SU
Paper: rich razzleberry, baja breeze, island indigo
Ink: rich razzleberry, island indigo
Accessories: Argyle, Cuttlebug
Techniques: dry embossing

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tift County High Class of '76 35th Reunion

Oh My Oh MY what a weekend I have had.  Friday night the TCH Class of 1976 meet at the Lamplighter Pub in Tifton and we had a blast meeting and greeting old friends:



Then Saturday found most of us meeting again at the Elk Lodge for a night of fun, food and fancy footsteps out on the dance floor:






During the night we had awards given away and of all things I won the "ROCKING CHAIR AWARD" for having the most grandchildre (7) which was a box of Wonka "runts" candy and a bottle of Bayer "Back and Body",  How is that for prestige? LOL