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Monday, December 17, 2012

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 408 - Inchie on a Twinchie and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 201 - Inspiration from a Photo.
I used a retired set called Holiday Blocks for my inchie stamped in riding hood red. I cut it out and matted on kiwi kiss them on a 2 inch square of riding hood red cs. My white cs base was scored around the 2 inch block. I stamped the sentiment in old olive ink. I used some stickles on the lines of the silver bell after coloring with copic C3.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Season's Greetings, Holiday Blocks
Paper: white, riding hood red, kiwi kiss
Ink: riding hood red, old olive
Accessories: copics, stickles,
Techniques: scoring, copic coloring, CAS

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Trust God

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 405 - Soft Saffron Breeze and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 200 - Inspired by Fabric.
I embossed the Baja breeze panel left side only using an M-Bossability folder and can not remember the name of it. I cut embossed and sponged the leaves and pine cone using Nestability Fall Follage dies sponged with soft suede. The Baja breeze panel is divided with a strip of soft suede topped with some ribbon then I stamped the sentiment in soft suede.
Hope you like it. My stamping therapy time has been SO limited lately. I need a vacation so I can stamp, LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Trust God
Paper: soft suede, so saffron, baja breeze
Ink: soft suede
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, sponges, Nestability Fall Folate, M-Bossability ?
Techniques: 3D, dry embossing, stenciling, sponging

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snow Globe Snowman

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 404 - Misty Cherry Espresso, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 406 - Make A Snowman, and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 199 - Sketch. My base is vanilla and is stamped in the center with the snowflake from the Snow Globe retired SU set using marina mist ink.
I stamped the snow globe image in espresso ink then colored the base with copics and cut a top for the top of the hat out of early espresso cs. I matted my focal panel with early espresso cs then popped it up on dimensionals. I used some google eyes, buttons and ribbon for the face. I used some dp for the panel across the bottom and tied 2 strips of ribbon.
Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Globe - SU
Paper: vanilla, dp?
Ink: early espresso, marina mist
Accessories: dimensionals, ribbon, google eyes, buttons
Techniques: make a snowman, google eyes, snowman, 3D

Friday, November 30, 2012

Fruit Salad Recipe

This is for today's FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE # 145 - Fruits & Veggies. My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 413. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 403 - A Real Gray Gumball.
I used a long ago retired set I picked up from a fellow stamper called "What's For Dinner" and stamped the recipe card in real red and the label in gumball green. I made a pocket from panel 2 using some DCWV dp from Grade School stack to slide the recipe in. I cut, embossed and stenciled some fruit using real red and gumball green cs from Nesties Assorted Fresh Fruit dies then arranged them on the white panel after doodling around the edge. This panel is popped up on the dp so the recipe card will slide out. I used some gray ribbon and viola, I was done.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: What's For Dinner - SU
Paper: white, real red, gumball green
Ink: real red, gumball green
Accessories: dimensionals, Nestabilities - Assortted Fresh Fruit, ribbon
Techniques: doodling, stenciling, die cuts, 3D

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Merry Messages of Christmas

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 403 - Real Gray Gumballs. My layout is from Saturday's WALTZING MOUSE SKETCH CHALLENGE # 125.
I used my new favorite Christmas sentiment set for my focal panel stamped in real red ink then cut and embossed with Nesties circles, then sponged some gumball green ink on the inside with the die in place. I used some ribbon for my gray color and strips of real red and gumball green cs for the #2 panels embossed with Holly embossing folder.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Paper: white, real red, gumball green, K&Company dp?
Ink: real red, gumball green
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Holly EF, square paper punch
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, sponging

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More Merry Messages with Embossed Edges

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 412, Tuesdays' COLOR CHALLENGE # 402 - A Perfect White Night, and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 404 - Embossed Edges.
What a fun sketch to play with today. I used 2 sentiments and popped up the "Seasons Greetings" panel. I found a piece of dp from my "unknown" stack pile to use. I love how this turned out. I like using non-traditional colors when possible.
RECIPE:
Stamps: More Merry Messages
Paper: white, night of navy, perfect plum, dp?
Ink: night of navy
Accessories: dimensionals, glitter, glue
Techniques: embossed edges

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Come To Bethlehem with Embossed Edges

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 402 - Perfect White Night with glitter as a dessert. Easy Peasy. My glitter is around the edges for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 404 - Emboss the Edges.
My layout is from Saturday's WALTZING MOUSE SKETCH CHALLENGE # 124.
Can you tell I just got this gorgeous stamp set? I can not stop using it and avoided buying because I do NOT do well with silhouette images. I am determined to turn that around for the good. LOL. I embossed the edges of my focal white panel with some purple embossing powder. I added some glitter to the star. I doodled around the top left sentiment (no mistakes here just room for embellishments ;)
Now off to work with 1 more day to go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Come To Bethlehem
Paper: white, night of navy, perfect plum
Ink: perfect plum, versa mark
Accessories: Nestability Oval, Purple EP, Glitter, dimensionals.
Techniques: 3D, heat embossed, dry embossed, embossed edges

Monday, November 19, 2012

Come to Bethlehem Embossed Edges

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 404 - Embossed Edges, for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 197 - Color Challenge. My layout is from today's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 268. I used some perfect plum ink to stamp my image and sentiment. Pale Plum cs for the focal image cut with Fiskars circle template. Going Gray 1 in circle and crumb cake cs embossed with Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder. I used my perfect plum marker around all 4 edges of my white panel then embossed the edges using my versamark pen and glitter embossing powder.
Hope you like it and now I am off to work my 1st of only 3 days this week. Whoo Hoo.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Come To Bethlehem
Paper: white, perfect plum, pale plum, going gray, lavendar lace, crumb cake
Ink: pefect plum, versa mark
Accessories: fiskars circle template, circle punch, cuttlebug, Stars EF, glitter ep
Techniques: embossed edges

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bethlehem's Folded Christmas Tree

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 401 - Birds of a Feather, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 411, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 401 - Tempting Green Pizzazz and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 403 - Folded Christmas Tree. I have had a blast with this weeks technique. I love these darling little "easy to make" trees.
I used some dp from my stash and the back side was white so I sprayed it with some copics to create a pear pizzazz colored background then stamped with gumball green the image from Background Basics that I dusted off, folded my tree then popped it up on vanilla cs and trimmed with some glitter on the edges (hope you can see it!). My treetopper is a dove punch from Martha Stewart. I stamped the sentiment from "Come to Bethlehem" in tempting turquoise. I used a piece of scrap for panels 2 and 3 and pear pizzazz for panel 4 all mounted on a vanilla base. Now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Come To Bethlehem, Background Basics - SU
Paper: vanilla, pear pizzazz, tempting turquoise
Ink: gumball green, tempting turquoise
Accessories: ribbon, Fiskar Circle template, glitter, Martha Stewart Dove punch, dimensionals, copic markers, copics ABS
Techniques: folded Christmas tree

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Frosty's Folded Christmas Tree

I used the other half of my circle from Tuesday's creation to make this tree just a different snowflake stamp. TOday I used the snowflake from Frosty's stamp set. I forgot how big that one was but like how it turned out.
Various cs and dp used from scrap stacks. The tree is up on dimensionals.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Frosty
Paper: white, tempting turquoise, pear pizzazz, dp?
Ink: tempting turquoise
Accessories: gems,dimensionals
Techniques: folded Christmas tree

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Snow Burst Folded Christmas Tree

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 401 - Tempting Green Pizazz and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 403 - Folded Christmas Tree.My layout is from last Wednesday's FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES CHALLENGE # 60.
I could not find any 2 sided dp that I liked so I made my own by stamping 2 different images from Snow Burst in tempting turquoise then doodling in the open places on the back side of my dp.
I cut and embossed Nesties Picot Edge Circle die using tempting turquoise cs and popped by folded Christmas tree up on top of it.
My sentiment is from All Year Cheer I, did I mention yesturday how much I LOVE the font on this stamp? LOL.
Hope you like this one and I hope whomever gets it will also like it. It will be going to a fellow church member next month.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Snow Burst, All Year Cheer I,
Paper: white, tempting turquoise, pear pizzazz, dp?
Ink: tempting turquoise
Accessories: gems, dimensionals, Nestie Picot Edge Circles, Fiskars Circle template
Techniques: folded Christmas tree, 3D, dry embossing

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dashing Folded Christmas Tree

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 403 - Folded Christmas Tree. what a fun challenge for today.
I used some Dashing dp from SU, trimmed the edge with some silver accents.
I cut and embossed some red cs with circle scallop then added some fun flock to the edge to simulate a tree skirt.
My sentiment is from All Year Cheer I, I love the font on that one so I tend to use it often.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: vanilla, old olive, real red, dashing dp
Ink: real red
Accessories: silver accents, fun flox, cicle and scallop circle die cuts
Techniques: folded Christmas tree

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blessings

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 400 - Retro where we were to pick from 1 of 3 color combos hosted by our loving Betty who is retiring from the CC host list. We surely will miss her. I had the honor and pleasure of guest hosting in January so I choose COLOR CHALLENGE # 356 - Lucky Island Basics for my pick for today. I love these colors together and had such a fun time with them.
My layout is from Saturday's WALTZINGMOUSE SKETCH CHALLENGE # 122.
My island indigo and lucky limeade layers where trimmed with scalloped borders and layered for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 402 - Layered Scallops. I also used a scallop matt for my focal image which by the way is new to me from Verve Stamps. I rarely win anything, think I could count on 1 hand the number of times but guess who was one of the lucky winners in last months MOJO? Yep, me and this set was my winning pick. I have played the MOJO Monday challenge for years. I guess perserverance really does pay off huh?
My sentiment is stamped in basic black on white, cut and embossed with Nestie oval and matted on basic gray Nestie scalloped oval.
Hope you like it and now I am headed to the line to vote since my plans for the last week got waylayed to do early voting.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Blessings - Verve
Paper: white, basic gray, island indigo, lucky limeade
Ink: basic black
Accessories: Fiskars leaf border punch, Fiskars wavy border punch, Nestie Oval and Scalloped Oval
Techniques: dry emboss, 3D, layered scallops

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thank You Perfectly Penned

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 402 - Layered Scallops. I used 2 different fiskars scallopped border punches and 2 different colors of card stock.
My color combo is for today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 195 - Pinterest Inspiration photo.
My layout is from Friday's CLEAN & SIMPLE SKETCH CHALLENGE # 215. I started with a white cs base then added the 2 layers of scalloped borders.
I cut and embossed the 4 different leaves from 4 different colors of cs and arranged them the way I wanted them then stamped the sentiment in dusty durango and viola I was done.
OK so if you read my last upload, which was Wed by the way, you would remember what an ordeal I had with that creation. NOT this one. Went together like peanut butter and jelly. LOL.
HOWEVER, the dilema with my creation was NOT by a long shot the end of the trials for us that day. My MIL had 2 really hard BAD seizures around 3pm and FIL called the EMS to pick her up. She spent 2 days in ICU then Friday around 10am she started repeating everything she said 4-5 times and not able to walk, at 1pm we were in another hospital in another ICU where she has been since. Things have gotten better in some ways and we are HOPEFUL she can come home today.
I broke away to go to Sunday school only to find out that my daughter had her son in the ER for Asthma/Bronchitis. **man, can we get a break? ** At least they let him go back home after some steroids and resp treatments.
I am soooo ready for things to melow back out.
RECIPE:
Stamps: perfectly penned - SU
Paper: white, bermuda bay, cool carribean, dusty durango, crushed curry, peach parfait, really rust Ink: dusty durnago
Accessories: Nestability Fall Foliage, Fiskars Scallop border, Fiskars Scallop eyelet border, dimensionals,
Techniques: layered scallops, dry embossing

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dear Santa almost dissaster

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 409. My color combo is for Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 399 - Whispering Very Cherry Olives. My Cherry Cobbler used on panel 2 and gold ribbon woven between the ribbon slider slots is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 401 - Woven Ribbon.
For what should have been such a simple and quick card I can not begin to tell you of the trouble. First I have not stamped an open image for coloring in months. *GASP*. Next with that being said I have not used my copics in at least that long *GASP*. I reached for the matching colors and my R59 was dry *EEK*. So I go for the refill and forget to put on gloves *OH NO* huge mistake working with red ink and no gloves. Now my R56 is a laying beside R59 and guess which one I grab? You got it R56. One squeeze and I realize something aint right here. *GASP GASP*. After cleaning the mess and praying I did not ruin my R56 that did NOT need refilling and especially not with R59 ink I set out to color. I had the image perfectly colored and the sentiment stamped all on 1 layer of white cs when I opened R56 to do some blending and it being over full opening the cap created a splatter of red ink, yep right onto the white part between the image and sentiment, *GRR* can I get a break here?
So opportunity for improvement I cut out my image, restamped my sentiment and image on another piece and popped up the colored image. Thought all troubles was past until I picked up my glue to add some flower soft for the white portion of the image. Well that has not been used since last year around this time and guess what? The tip was sealed and the glue was hard so I reached for some crystal effects. SAME THING!!! So I grabbed some elmers glue. I got downstairs after taking my picture upstairs and realized I left of the 3 dots on the side. Oh well they are just not going to be there on this one. Teehee. I will not be out done.
Now I am off to work knowing that all my troubles surely are behind me. LOL, I hope :-(
RECIPE: Stamps: Dear Santa - Flourish Stamps Paper: white, cherry cobbler, old olive Ink: cherry cobbler, momento tuxedo black Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, copics, flower soft, glue Techniques: 3D, woven ribbon

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Joy Tree Ornament

My center panel was threaded with red ribbon and a bow tied for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 401 - Woven Ribbon.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY'S SKETCH CHALLENGE # 265.
I used 2 different dies from Nestability Picot Edge Circles then sponged some old olive and cherry cobbler on the inside and tips of edges. My sentiment is from a Sweet N Sassy stamp set called Christmas Joy and is stamped in cherry cobbler.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Christmas Joy - SNS
Paper: white, old olive
Ink: cherry cobbler, old olive
Accessories: Nestabilities Picot Edge Circles, dimensionals, ribbon
Techniques: woven ribbon, 3D

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pastor Appreciation

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 401 - Woven Ribbon. My layout is from todays MOJO MONDAYS SKETCH CHALLENGE # 265.
I used Nesties Die Fleur De Lis Squares and Cuttlebug Fleur De Lis embossing folder to make this. My sentiment is from All Year Cheer II set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay. I sponged the inside of the nesties with cool carribean ink.
Now who will get this?  We started going to Calvary Baptist Church here in Moultie last year and felt so loved and welcomed that we stayed.  Last December the pastor left and the church hired Bryan Blackwell as a intern pastor. He is dynomite and so full of the Spirit but as we knew in the begining he was temporary.  One day they announced they had found someone they hoped would be a full time pastor for the church, Josh Myrick. He came and was voted in and we LOVE him. He is a true GODLY man that has really made a positive influence in this small congregation with his love of God and love of God's people along with his desire to teach everyone the Word.  So this month is pastor appreciation month and he will be getting this Wednesday night. Late I know but I just could not make anything that I wanted to give him.
Hope you like it and hope he does too.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer II
Paper: white, bermuda bay
Ink: bermuda bay, cool carribean
Accessories: Fleur De Lis Nestability Die, Fleur De Lis Cuttlebug EF, ribbon, dimensionals
Techniques: sponging, 3D, dry embossing, Die Cuts

Friday, October 26, 2012

A CASE of Kindness

This is for today's QUEEN FOR THE DAY CHALLENGE # 136 - Chris aka Glowbug. I chose to CASE Chris' beautiful LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE changing the colors and Nesties and used a different themed sentiment.
This is also for Thursday's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 398 - Embossing; Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 398 - Very Pink Primrose and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 400 - Cut It Up. Man I had fun with this. Whoo Hoo. I have not been able to play on Friday's for a while now and too happy to CASE the fabulously crafty Chris. Her gallery has always made me drool.
I used Romantic Rectangles Nestie Dies (2) different sizes, one for the base and one for the sentiment panel. I embossed a smaller panel of Vanilla cs with Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder then cut the corners with a corner punch. I also used my Versa Mark Pen to hit the high spots then chaulk to add some color to just the raised portions. I had some lace adhesive to attach down the center topped with some light pink ribbon. I popped the sentiment panel up after stamping the sentiments from Sweet-N-Sassy's "Kindness" set with primrose petals and sponging with pretty in pink then tied a bow with some wider pink ribbon.
Hope you like it and I hope I did Chris' beautiful creation justice.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Kindness - SNSS
Paper: vanilla
Ink: primrose petals, pretty in pink
Accessories: ribbon 2 sizes, adhesive lace, Stylized Flowers EF, Nesites Romantic Rectangles, button
Techniques: dry embossing, 3D, Poppin' Pastels,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thoughts of Praying For You

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 398 - A Very Pink Primrose with Lace for dessert.
Well as you can see it is 1am and where am I? Wide awake again. GGRRr so why not check out the CC I thought to myself. Then I just had to put my ideas on paper, then I just had to go ahead and upload. LOL.
So here it is. I stamped the hand and sentiment in primrose petals on vanilla cs then cut it 4 sections and matted on primrose petals and popped up on dimensionals for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 400 - Cut It Up.
I used vanilla for my base and a sheet of BoBunny dp from "crazy for love".
My layout is from last Wednesday's FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES # 57.
Now maybe I can get some sleep since I have to be up again in 4 hrs.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers - SU, Praying Hands ?
Paper: vanilla, primrose petals, BoBunny "Crazy for Love" dp
Ink: primrose petals
Accessories: dimensionals
Techniques: cut it up, 3D

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thoughts & Prayers - Get Well

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 400 - Cut It Up. I bought this puzzle die from Quickutz eons ago and have never used it, now I know why. Grrr. Easy to cut but I took it apart and sponged crumb cake then putting it back together was a task, it just kept coming back apart.
Oh well. This is also for todays CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 193 - Newspaper/Dictionary. I used a sheet of dp that is from a dictionary copy that was in white and sponged with crumb cake.
My base is choc chip, I matted the puzzle pieces on crumb cake after sponging with crumb cake.
My image and sentiment are stamped in choc chip ink.
Hope you like it, now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: white, choc chip, crumb cake, dp?
Ink: crumb cake, choc chip
Accessories: ribbon, Quickutz Puzzle
Techniques: cut it up, die cut, sponging

Monday, October 15, 2012

Harvest Silhouettes

My layout is from last Wednesday's FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES # 56.
My color combo is last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 396 - Rich Mustard at Midnight,
I used all 3 colors from the SU Markers to ink up my wavy rectangle acrylic block, misted, and stamped on vanilla. After drying I stamped French Script background in more mustard with a mask in place, then the image from Serene Silhouettes in rich razzleberry then midnight muse.
The sentiment is stamped in rich razzleberry at the bottom.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, French Script,
Paper: vanilla, more mustard, rich razzleberry, midnight muse
Ink: more mustard, rich razzleberry, midnight muse
Accessories: ribbon, acrylic block
Techniques: reverse masking, color blocking collage

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bootiful Birthday

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 406, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 396 - Rich Mustard at Midnight and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 398 - Add A Little Dimension.
I ran the rich razzleberry panel through my cuttlebug using the Chevron Embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment in more mustard and then off just a bit in rich razzleberry on vanilla cs for a dimensional effect. I used circle punches then popped it up on dimensionals. I stamped the boot only in midnight muse on more mustard 2 times and then cut the stars out of one stamping, popped up on dimensionals and then cut the entire image out. I matted the boot on midnight muse and cut around it then attached it to my vanilla panel.
Hope you like it and off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Bootiful Occasions - SU
Paper: vanilla, rich razzleberry, more mustard, midnight muse
Ink: rich razzleberry, more mustard, midnight muse
Accessories: dimensionals, Chevron EF, stickles, cirlce punches
Techniques: dry debossing, 3D

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Beginings with Chevron

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 396 - Rich Mustard at Midnight with Chevron as dessert.
My layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 262.
My layered butterflies are for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 398 - Add A Little Dimension.
I stamped the largest in rich razzleberry then the middle in the same ink after stamping off, the smallest was inked and stamped in midnight muse, all on mustard cs.
The sentiment is also stamped in rich razzleberry on more mustard cs.
I did some doodling around the more mustard cs short pieces and ran the rich razzleberry throught my cuttlebug using the Chevron EF.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: New Beginings - SNS
Paper: rich razzleberry, more mustard, midnight muse
Ink: rich razzleberry, midnight muse
Accessories: dimensionals, butterfly dies from SNS, SU Marker
Techniques: dry embossing, 3D

Monday, October 8, 2012

Cowboy Christmas

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 398 - Add A Little Dimension and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 191 - Trendy Stuff - Plaids.
My layout is from Sunday's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 169.
I used my copics for the 1st time in eons. I used C1,C3 & C5 for some shading around the image giving it dimension then after coloring and matting I popped it up on dimensionals.
My image and sentiment are from a set I just purchased from Flourish Stamps. I saw it in the gallery and "HAD TO HAVE IT". Ya know how that goes right? LOL.
I used some off brand cardstock and the dp is from The paper studio?
RECIPE:
Stamps: Cowboy Christmas - Flourish Stamps
Paper: white, red, olive, TPS dp
Ink: black
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals. copics
Techniques: copic coloring, 3D

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Woven Fall Y'all

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 395 - What are the odds?. Well mine are 1 pumpkin, 1 ribbon, and 3 layers.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 405.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 395 - Perfect Summer Tango.
My pumpkin is popped up on dimensionals and is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 397 - Woven Background. I used some dp from The Paper Studio - A day at the Beach Stack for my woven strips. After weaving my strips I used my Nestability Pumpkin Die to cut and emboss my focal image.
My sentiment is from a set called Happy Fall Y'all from Treehouse Stamps (now gone out of business)
RECIPE:
Stamps: Happy Fall Y'all - THS
Paper: white, perfect plum, summer starfruit, tangerine tango, TPS - A day at the Beach dp
Ink: tangerine tango
Accessories: Nestie Pumpkin Die
Techniques: Woven Background, 3D, dry embossing

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Love & Sympathy in Fall Colors

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 405.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 395 - Perfect Summer Tango.
I knew I had some vellum in colors and lucked up with one in yellow for panel 2. I stamped the sentiment in perfect plum then the image also in perfect plum. I cut the image out in the vellum then glued it to perfect plum cs and cut around it again. This is popped up on dimensionals as well as panel 2 then I used some stickles. I used my hole puncher with perfect plum cs to cover the dimensional dots between tangerine tango panel 1 and the vellum of panel 2.
Hope you like it. This was a quicky.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Love & Sympathy
Paper: perfect plum, tangerine tango, vellum
Ink: perfect plum
Accessories: hole puncher, dimensionals, stickles
Techniques: CAS, 3D, Sympathy

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Riveting Best Wishes

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 395 - Perfect Summer Tango.
My layout is from Monday's MONDAY'S MOJO SKETCH CHALLENGE # 361 which also includes Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 397 - Woven Background.
I used some dp from The Paper Studio and strips of summer starfish to make my woven background then cut and embossed with Nesties circle die.
I stamped my image on summer starfish using perfect plum ink then cut the circle and made a tag using Making Memories tag maker. This is popped up on dimensionals.
Now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Riveting - SU
Paper: white, summer starfish, perfect plum, TPS "Beach" dp
Ink: perfect plum
Accessories: Nestie Circle Die, Making Memories Tag maker, ribbon, 1in square punch, 2sided tape Techniques: woven background, tag

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's Your Rivetting Birthday

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 394 - Tags.
My layout is from Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 404.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 394 - Navy Pacific Sand.
My panel 3 is sahara sand dry embossed with Seeing Spots embossing folder then I inked the raised spots with pacific point ink for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 396 - Make Your Own Polka Dots.
I embossed the night of navy used for panel 2 with Swiss Dots embossing folder. I stamped the image from Riveting once in night of navy and then in pacific point ink then on the night of navy image I did 2 step stamping with sahara sand after stamping off once. I used circle punches to punch the entire image in night of navy then just the center image from pacific point. I popped both circles up on dimensionials. The sentiment is from "It's Your Birthday" and is stamped in pacific point.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Rivetting
Paper: white, night of navy, pacific point, sahara sand
Ink: night of navy, pacific point, sahara sand
Accessories: circle punches, Seeing Spots & Swiss Dots embossing folders, SU corner punchs, ribbon, crop-a-dile, cuttlebug
Techniques: Polka Dots, 3D, tags

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Boy Congrats

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 404. My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 394 - Navy Pacific Sand.
My night of navy panel was punched using the smaller size of my crop-a-dile, then the dots were glued to the pacific point panel for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 396 - Make your own Polka Dots.
I found the piece of dp from a stash of Martha Stewart paper I have had for eons. The button with the hemp bow is from My Favorite Things Button Quartet die set. My sentiment is from SU Congrats and is stamped in night of navy. I used a corner punch for the focal panel.
RECIPE: Stamps: Congrats - SU Paper: white, night of navy, pacific point, sahara sand, MS dp Ink: night of navy Accessories: crop-a-dile, corner punch, MFT Button die, dimensionals, hemp Techniques: polka dots, 3D

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Masculin Congrats

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 397 - Navy Pacific Sand, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 396 - Make Your Own Polka Dots and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 189 - Sketch.
I used an eraser dabbed in vanilla craft ink on night of navy cs for polka dots and my crop-a-dile punched circles off night of navy glued onto pacific point cs for the other panel. My sentiment is stamped in pacific point on sahara sand base. I did some paper piercing in 3 of the corners.
I think this will make a nice masculin greeting card. Ya know men don't like a lot of frilly stuff on their cards, it threatens their masculinity. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Congrats - SU
Paper: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand
Ink: vanilla craft ink
Accessories: crop-a-dile, pencil eraser, paper piercer
Techniques: paper piercing, polka dots

Monday, September 24, 2012

Triple Treat Flower with Polka Dots

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 396 - Make Your Own Polka Dots. I made the top layer with pink pirouette cs beneath the primrose petal after punching holes with a hole puncher, then for the pink pirouette panel below that one I glued the punched out holes from primrose petals.
My flower is stamped in primrose petals onto pink pirouette cs then cut out and popped up. I used a button threaded with twine for the center.
My layout is from today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 189 - Sketch and my colors are from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 393 - Lucky Primrose Pirouettes since they were still on my work table that is what I used.
Now off to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Triple Treat Flower
Paper: dp?, pink pirouette, primrose petals
Ink: primrose petals
Accessories: hole puncher
Techniques: Polka Dots, 3D

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rolled Ribbon Flower Because I Care

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 403.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 393 - Lucky Primrose Pirouettes.
My rolled pink pirouette ribbon flower is for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 395 - Rolled Flowers.
I guess taking almost 3 weeks off did me some good. I saw today's sketch and immediately saw panel 2 and 3 being held together by a button and ribbon so I went for it. I had been dying to try the rolled ribbon flower anyway and really like how this one turned out. I used a quickutz button in the center threaded with some cotton candy baker's twine.
My sentiment is stamped in primrose petals ink.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Because I Care - SU
Paper: primrose petals
Ink: primrose petals, pink pirouette, dp?
Accessories: QK button, ribbon, bakers twine
Techniques: rolled flower, rolled ribbon flower

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Birthday Greetings with Rolled Flowers

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 393 - Lucky Primrose Pirouettes and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 395 - Rolled Flowers.
My layout is from last Friday's CLEAN & SIMPLE SKETCH CHALLENGE # 208.
I used another of my recently purchased EK Success layered flower punches along with some pink pirouette and primrose petals cs. I found this sheet of dp and except for the yellow in the flowers thought it was a good match.
My sentiment is stamped in primrose petals ink.
Now off to work I go.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Birthday Greeting - SU
Paper: dp?, pink pirouette, primrose petals, lucky limeade
Ink: primrose petals
Accessories: EK Success punch
Techniques: rolled flower

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thinking of You with Rolled Up Flowers

Well I stayed away as long as I could between lost Mojo and vacation I think it has been about 2 weeks since my last upload. I am BACK!! So this is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 395 - Rolled FLowers and today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 188 - Pinterest Inspiration.
I saw the leaves with the water drops and went for it.
For my flower I used a new to me Fiskars punch and some coordinating card stock. I found this leaf on my desktop and it worked perfect. I used some crystal effects to simulate dew drops.
My sentiment is from All Year Cheer I and is stamped in rich razzleberry ink.
I wish to thank all my cyber friends for their wonderful and inspirational words of encouragment. You are all so dear to my heart. God has blessed my through you all and since I love stamping SO much I am going to continue with or without Mojo. Now off to work and see ya tomorrow with some cool colors to play along with I bet.
RECIPE:
Stamps: All Year Cheer I
Paper: vanilla, coordinating cs
Ink: rich razzleberry
Accessories: marker, crystal effects, Fiskars Flower punch
Techniques: rolled flower, doodling

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Best Friend Bookmark

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 400. I choose SKETCH CHALLENGE # 370 from the list of previous challenges.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 390 - Lime Razzle Delight.
I used panel 2 for my bookmark for Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 392 - Fold Over Bookmark.I have said it before and will say it agail. This site has some of the GREATEST people in the world on it. I love you all. If I could make one of these for everyone that has touched my life and my heart and send it to you I would, but here is your cyber view of my love for you and some cyber hugs to go with it. (((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))
RECIPE:
Stamps: In My Thoughts
Paper: rich razzleberry, daffodil delight, lucky limeade, ? dp
Ink: lucky limeade 
Accessories: ribbon, fiskars pointed flower border punch, SU corner punch
Techniques: fold over bookmark

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Bookmark for MIL

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 390 - Lime Razzle Delight , Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 392 - Fold Over Bookmark and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 185 - Theme Summer Treats which for me is the BEACH since I never have like melons and ice cream is not on my list of items I can have.

I think my Mojo has gone on a sabatical for an extended period of time. I may need to just sit back and enjoy the galleries for a few days until it returns. I just seem to be struggling in my efforts lately not only with what to make, what to use but finding the time to make something has been an issue as well. Early & long days at work are NOT helping either.
If I am AWOL for sometime please forgive me and let me back in when I return :( 
Anyway this dp was just too pretty to cover up so I saved all of my detail creations for the inside. I folded the bottom edge of the lucky limeade cs up 1 inch to make a pocket for the bookmark to slide in. I left 1/2 inch on the bottom edge of the backside of the bookmark. I will give this to my MIL in November for her birthday. She reads a lot and I hope she will like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none
Paper: lucky limeade, TPS Beach dp
Ink: none
Accessories: ribbon, baker's twine, button, ticket corner punch
Techniques: bookmark

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fond Memories of Home Ec

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 399, Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 389 - Bravo Regal Starfruit, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 391 - No Stamping and Monday's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 184 - Inspired by the word SCHOOL. So often we always tend to think of pre-k, Kindergarden and grade school when we think of school. I do not remember much of my early education years but I do remember the fun I had in home ec class in the 10th grade. My mother raised me and a 3yr older brother of mine alone after the divorce when I was 3yrs old and so she worked 2 and 3 jobs just to make ends meet. That did NOT allow for a lot of home cooking so we ate out A LOT. Eating out does not allow for a daughter to learn how to cook from her mother so I learned a lot in home ec class plus had fun too boot. LOL.
I found this Rose Wild "Cherry Cupcake" dp and went wild with it.
I used my quickutz cupcake die and all 3 colors of cs to make it. I covered the cherry with glaze.
The sentiment is handwritten but please don't tell Shannon, she does not like it when I do that. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none :(
Paper: white, bravo burgandy, regal rose, summer starfruit, Wild Rose "Cherry Cupcake" dp
Ink: bravo burgandy, regal rose
Accessories: dimensionals, Quickutz cupcake die
Techniques: no stamping, die cuts, 3D

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Build a flower of Love

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 389 - Bravo Regal Starfruit, Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 391 - No Stamping and my layout is from Monday's MOJO MONDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE # 255.
I just HAD TO HAVE this build a flower from Cheery Lynn Designs the day it was released and this is the 5th time I have NOT been able to get the stems to punch out without cutting them out, ggrrrrr. I know it is not my cuttlebug. Oh Well it is what it is since this is no stamping and no coloring and took me longer than any other card I have made.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none :(
Paper: white, bravo burgandy, regal rose, TPS - Love You dp
Ink: bravo burgandy
Accessories: Brad, Nesties Label 16, Cheery Lynn Design "Build a Flower"
Techniques: no stamping, die cut build a flower

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pre-K Grad

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 391 - No Stamping!. eeekkk. I have not touched a stamp in 7 whole days and now I still can not touch a stamp. OK so after I picked myself off the floor I went to today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 184 - Inspired by SCHOOL and redeemed myself as the ideas began to flow.
I knew I had this "GRADE SCHOOL" dp from DCWV and I thought I had an apple die big enough to meet my needs but as luck would have it "NOT" so I hand drew my school bus, cut it out and popped it up. I used buttons for the headlights.
My layout is from Saturday's SWEET STOP SKETCHES # 172.
I used a sticker from EK Success "The Grad" for my sentiment. I have a pre-k and a Kindergarden grandchild this year so one of them will be getting this at the end of this school year.
Now off to work and back to reality after a fabulous weekend at the beach.
RECIPE:
Stamps: none :(
Paper: Brocade blue, yo yo yellow, poppy parade, DCWV "The Grade School" dp
Ink: none
Accessories: stickers, dimensionals, buttons, Fiskars border punch
Techniques: no stamping

Monday, August 13, 2012

Happy Halloween Hauntings

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 390 - Water Stamping and CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 183 - Sketch Inspired by Tenia.
My color combo is from last Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 387 - Old Midnight Ripples which was still on my work table since I have not been able to do anything since Wendesday's Sketch.
This will also be my only time to play this week as I leave at 4am tomorrow for Mississippi and when I get home Thursday night have to pack for the beach Friday. I hope yall have a great week and hope to be back in the swing next Monday.
I sponged Old Olive and Rasberry Ripple on white then added midnight muse around the edges. I then stamped the bat image from Halloween Backgrounds trying the paper towel and water technique. My results are FAR from the tuturial but done nevertheless. I will have to try this again later.
I used my Fiskars Bat border punch and Martha Stewart Witch and Cauldron punch using midnight muse cs. My sentiment is from SU Happy Hauntings set.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Happy Hauntings, Halloween Background
Paper: white, old olive, midnight muse
Ink: old olive, midnight muse, rasberry ripple
Accessories: dimensionals, sponges, water, Fiskars bat border punch, MS Witch & Cauldron Punch
Techniques: Water Stamping

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Brayered Silhouette Thank You

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 397.
My color combo is from Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 387 - Old Midnight Ripples.
Today I used a technique for backgrounds from the tutorial section called BRAYERED SKY for Monday's BLISSFUL BACKGROUNDS where we were to pick from the many choices of background tutorials available here at SCS. I started way off the paper to tone the dark colors down some and added some sponging to fill in the gaps then stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes in midnight muse. I used my Marvy Mega Scallop Circle punch. My dp is from The Paper Studio "Classics" stack. I tried to find a sentiment that read "you put a song in my heart" and could not so I grabbed Because I Care and changed to a Thank You card.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Because I Care
Paper: vanilla, midnight muse, raspberry ripple,
Ink: old olive, midnight muse
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, Marvy Giga Scallop Circle
Techniques: Brayered Sky, sponging, 3D

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baby Swiped Sympathy

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 387 - Old Midnight Ripples with a dessert option of CAS style. So I did them both along with Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 389 - Blissful Backgrounds where we were to pick one of the many different background tutorials. In my search on Monday I found this one that I wanted to try called STRIPED WIPE TUTORIAL.  It is one of Beate's many fabulous creations and it used a baby wipe folded and re-inkers along the edge then swipe the wipe across glossy card stock which is what I did using today's 3 colors.
Then I stamped the image from Serene Silhouettes in midnight muse and matted on midnight muse. My base is old olive and the sentiment from Close as a Memory is stamped in midnight muse. I tied some raspberry ripple ribbon and was done. How much more CAS can I make it? LOL.
Now I owe I owe so off to work I go. Na Na Nananana Na Na Na Na Na. Can you hear the smurf tune? LOL
RECIPE:
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Close As A Memory
Paper: glossy cs, midnight muse, old olive
Ink: old olive, midnight muse, rasberry ripple
Accessories: ribbon, baby wipe, re-inkers
Techniques: Striped wipe background

Monday, August 6, 2012

Blue Marbled Birthday Greetings Set Sail

This is for today's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 389 - Blissful Backgrounds where we were to search the Resources here at SCS and select one. I choose to use the ROLLING MARBLE BACKGROUND using pacific point ink on white cs.
Today's CLEAN AND SIMPLE CHALLENGE # 182 - Color Challenge Dark Blue & White was fun to include. I used pacific point and just to make sure I got the dark blue right my cardd base is midnight muse.
I stamped the image from Set Sail and the sentiments from Birthday Greetings in pacific point.
I have a couple of birthday cards I have been trying to decide which one to give my dh in a couple of weeks but I think this will be it. He loves fishing and just being on the water. He could care less if it is fresh water or salt water just as long as it is water and something is tugging on the other end of the rod. LOL.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Set Sail, Birthday Greetings
Paper: white, midnight muse Ink: pacific point
Accessories: marbles
Techniques: rolling marble background

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Curly Senitments

This is for today's WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE # 386 - Dust It Off, Wednesday's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 396 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 386 - Primrose Summer Breeze.
WOW talk about dust!! I bout threw myself in a asthma attach getting out my Close To My Heart sets. I went crazy years ago when I was 1st introduced to that company. I love their sentiments but had to put them in a drawer. Well with me "out of sight, out of mind". I also dusted of some ribbon that I bought about 6 months ago and never have used as well as my Martha Stewart Diamond Fence punch that has not seen love in awhile. I embossed the baja breeze panel with The Paper Studio's Script embossing folder.
Hope you like it
RECIPE:
Stamps: Curly Sentiments - CTMH
Paper: white, baja breeze, primrose petals
Ink: primrose petals
Accessories: MS Diamond Fence, TPS Script EF, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Techniques: dry embossing, 3D

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Beginings

This is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE # 396 and Tuesday's COLOR CHALLENGE # 386 - Primrose Summer Breeze.
I just had to have this Sweet N Sassy stamp set and coordinating die and finally found the opportunity to use them.
Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: New Beginings - SNS
Paper: white, primrose petals, summer starfruit, baja breeze
Ink: primrose petals, baja breeze
Accessories: ribbon, Victorian embossing folder, dimensionals, SNS Butterfly dies, cuttlebug
Techniques: die cuts, 3D, dry embossing

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Triple Birthday Petals

This is for today's COLOR CHALLENGE # 386 - Primrose Summer Breeze and Monday's TECHNIQUE LOVERS CHALLENGE # 388 - Triple Stamping/Seamless TiersI stamped the Pretty Petals background after inking with Primrose Petals on my 3 tiers of Summer Starfruit cs then matted the tiers with primrose petals cs. My sentiment is from "It's Your Birthday" SU set and is stamped in baja breeze on white, punched with the SU Large oval punch then matted on baja breeze punched with large oval punch.  I added some glitter on the flower petals with my spica glitter pen.
Now let's go to work.
RECIPE:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Petty Petals
Paper: white, baja breeze, summer starfruit, primrose petals
Ink: baja breeze, primrose petals
Accessories: large oval punch, dimensionals, spica glitter pen
Techniques: triple stamping, seamless tiers, 3D