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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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