Monday, December 14, 2009
My sister wanted cards with blue Christmas lights to give to our friends who are police officers and fire fighters. So, late last Wednesday night, on our way home from a book reading (great book about her God Mothers' parents in 1890 - My Darling Anna) we got this idea. I called my friend Stamp Katie to see if she had a Christmas light or a string of lights stamps. She was sure she didn't, so when Julie and I got to my house, I dug out the tub of my holiday stamps. Well, lo and behold, I had a rubber backed stamp of Christmas lights - so here is one of the cards I made for her.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
At Stamp Something's challenge blog, it was Winter Wonderland. I am loving this penguin stamp from the set Penguin Love from There She Goes. I paired him with the juggling snowballs and then used the Moonstruck and Crystal Blue papers from CTMH along with my Nestabilites. I then grabbed the stripe from the DCWV Holiday Christmas stack. I had these little snowflakes (by Favorite Findings- I think I got them at Joann's to use on my nephews' Christmas stockings) so I added them with some lightly wired white ribbon. I have 13 personal Christmas cards done so far (the 37 business ones are done and mailed) so I need to get busy getting more done and sending them out this week.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
At Stamp Something's blog
the challenge was Glitzy Somethings. SO, I decided to use a stamp set from Close To My Heart called New Fallen Snow that I embossed in glitter ep and then used Moonstruck ink and sponged it on the snowflake. I cut it out and layered it. I used some rhinestones from my stash. I am sorry this is so quick but I got ran into by my kid on her Trials Bike Friday night and have a huge ly swollen knee - It was an accident and I just have to learn to leap out of the way quicker!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Today's challenge at Clearly I Stamp was a theme of Winter. That was easy for me as I have been doing a few cards between the lawnmower cards. I love this little guy, he is so cute, just sliding down the hill!! He is from the set called Just Chillin' at Clear Dollar Stamps. I used some green and hollyhock paper from CTMH along with Hollyhock ricrak!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This weeks challenge on the There She Goes blog was a color challenge. We were to use red, green and blue. I grabbed one of the newest sets from There She Goes, Penguin Love and inked up some stamps. I used olive, crystal blue and star spangled blue inks along with a sweet leaf marker to color my trees and igloo and penguin. I added some colors of papers to match and then found this little piece of ribbon to add to it. I used icicle stickles for the snow on the igloo.
Monday, November 23, 2009
At Clearly I Stamp, Lori's blog for there was a sketch challenge. So, I got out my Cricut and cut the ovals - nope, I don't have the oval nesties yet and the way finances are it will be 2012 before I probably get them!!! LOL So, I stamped the little penguin from the Just Chillin' set and colored him in. I was really smart (just joking) and cut one smaller oval and then used it as a mask to use CTMH Moonstruck ink to sponge around him. I ran the moonstruck paper through the cuttlebug in the swiss dots folder and then added it and the Let It Snow paper to the card front. Then took the polka dot paper and some blue ribbon for the middle. I used some rhinestones to glisten it up a bit. I did not stamp the sentiment that was shown in the sketch as the Let It Snow paper worked for the sentiment.
I am still working on the business Christmas cards and need to go get green ribbon for them and I can start putting them together soon!! Have a great day.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I have been busy with little kids and making the Christmas cards for the business. I am still cutting and trimming all those lawn mowers!! LOL But I did take time to use my new set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Birthday Celebration that Lori released for the 5th Birthday of Clear Dollar Stamps. I absolutely love the stamps that Lori has - great stamps and great prices and a great design team that comes up with great eye candy!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I am so blessed in my life. Some friends have a sweet little girl who turned 1 and so I made this card for her. What is funny is I remember her mama and her aunt as sweet little twin girls!! I used some flower paper I had with chocolate, which of course pink and chocolate are my fav's!! The little princess stamp is by PSX!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Stamp Something's challenge was Sketch Something. We had to use a sketch by Ann at Raindrop Echo Designs. This is my take on that sketch. I used a stamp from Stampin' Up from 2000 and Close to my Heart paper pack called Day Dream. The two flowers are Making Memories and were white, but I colored them with a Blush marker from CTMH and added 4 light pink dewdrops or skittles!!
This was a great sketch and I liked doing this card.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I love this set from There She Goes and as I was finishing it a friend from high school who lives in Spokane was sending pictures of the snow he was getting today!! Ah, snow, I love it!! So, this card fits perfectly for me today!! LOL
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I made this card a few days back using a Close To My Heart set called Treasures. I used ink and paper colors in Lilac Mist and chocolate. The little buckle is from CTMH too. I just love the saying "The winds of change bring treasures unknown. . . embrace change. "
Hope everyone is having a great day.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This week on There She Goes blog, the challenge was Fun with Chipboard, so I went into my drawer of goodies and found this piece of chipboard in a buckle shape. I embossed it with black embossing powder and luckily my friend Stamp Katie had some white ribbon to match for the front of my card. I used the Santa penguin from There She Goes' newly released set called Penguin Love. This is an awesome set, there are 55 different stamps in this set and I only used 6!!
I used CTMH cranberry, crystal blue and olive papers and inks along with my swiss dot folder with my cuttlebug.
Hope you enjoy it!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here is Charlie, again. I really like this set, Charlie Harvest Time, obviously!! LOL And then the second card is the Christmas Card for our customers - We have a small Lawn Care business and when Clear Dollar Stamps came out with their Yard Yabber set, I jumped for joy. I added the Holiday Wreath stamp and used a new set of Holiday paper from CTMH for this card. Luckily, I only have about 34 of these to make!!
Also, today I am honored and humbled to be Clear Dollar Stamps Featured Friend on their blog, Clearly I Stamp. So, if you haven't gone to Clear Dollar and checked them out, please do!! They are a great group, very talented and awesome stamps!!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I finished more cards last night for Autumn and Thanksgiving. I really wanted to use Charlie Harvest Time from Clear Dollar Stamps so I called my good friend Stamp Katie and asked if Charlie could come visit! She is so nice she said yes, so I got to play with him!! LOL
The card with Charlie on it was fun to color, cut out and layer. I used some of the alcohol ink background paper and then used a piece of "stack" paper that has Indian corn on it which I tried to add some of the colors into the corn with Charlie.
On the other card, I used the corniucopia from Clear Dollar Stamps September 2008 stamp of the month. The sentiment and wheat are from Charlie Harvest Time also. I also used Glossy Accents on the fruit.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Clear Dollar Stamps has issued a new challenge on their blog, Clearly I Stamp and it was to use 5 of something to celebrate Clear Dollar Stamps 5th Birthday Celebration. I used the May 2009 Stamp of the month Walk in the Park for my card. I used some leftover Alcohol ink background papers I had and used a punch to cut out 5 leaves. I then stamped the tree right on more of the background paper and cut it out. I stamped the bench and the tire swing in black ink, the sentiment Fall in CTMH Olive ink, tied the ribbon and then mounted the paper on some "Stack" autumn papers that I had. I just love this little set. I made this card while I watched Keith and the girls rake the front yard!!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I have fallen in love with a set of papers and stamps made by TADA Creative Studios that I got from Limelight Papercrafts. I used the Ollie and Patches stamps with the matching *E-I-E-I-O papers to make these two cards. One is a circle ornament card that I entered into their October Challenge here. It is hard to see but the brown is all cut so that it sticks up away from the circle. The other is a card with sweet little Ollie. I fell in love with him when I first saw him!!
Their Festivus paper and stamps are also very yummy too!!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This week at Stamp Something the challenge was Cute and Fuzzy. I had to do this one, since I just refound this stamp that I have had for years and I just got Cinnamon Toast Fun Flock from Limelight Papercrafts. I used blush and chocolate papers from CTMH and ran the background through the dotted swiss folder and used my rectangle scallop nesties.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
A friend passed away last week and I have known him since I dated his stepson in high school. I was not able to attend the memorial but wanted to make sure that his wife knew I was thinking of her. I love the layout of this card and it just is wonderful with the set from There She Goes called Nature of Friendship. I used chocolate and sweet leaf papers, along with olive ink from Close To My Heart.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Missy P is one today and we will be celebrating with a big family party on Sunday!! Of course I had to use my Dress Up Sweet Pea stamp set by Pink Cat Studio's that I got from Mandy at Limelight Papercrafts. I love that you can dress up the baby in different outfits and when Missy P was born, her mama used bumblebees in her room. I believe when they get in their new house, she is going to have a surfing girl theme!! You can't see it, but the wings stick out and move and have glitter on them. The circle and scallop paper is from a Debbie Mumm set and the 1 stamps are from Close To My Heart. The brad are sugar coated and from Doodlebug Designs Ink.
So, Happy Birthday Missy P, Nee Nee loves ya lots!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I got the Halloween cards out for the little ones yesterday. These are two of them. I don't have alot of fun kid type Halloween stamps, so I have to use the few I have. The ghost is from Studio G and the pumpkin is just one that I have had for a while. The papers are from DCWV stack and I love to use my nesties and layer the circles!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
The challenge at Stamp SOmething this week was Halloween Somethings. I just got this awesome set from Limelight Papercrafts and I just love it. For the background, I used alcohol inks in the colors of cranberry, butterscotch, lettuce and eggplant and then the Alcohol Blending Solution to blend the colors together a little more. I then stamped the tree in India Ink. I layered on some dp that I just love for Halloween and then added the ribbon and sentiment, which is so true!! LOL
Disclaimer - my scanner stinks and my docking station for my camera is not working - um, more of where is the cord, girls????-
Friday, October 23, 2009
This weekend's color challenge at Clear Dollar Stamps on Papercraft Challenge was to use chocolate brown, lime green and pink. Easy colors for me!! I grabbed a set of those colors and my Farm Critters set from Clear Dollar Stamps and inked up the piggy!! I broke open some ribbon I have had for a long time - just liked to look at it - but I finally took the plastic off and used it!!! LOL
When I was done, I showed my wonderful husband - his comment - "Swine Flu?" I told him I thought he should work night shift tonite since he was home all day!!!
Hope you like it,