October 29, 2008

I have a blog candy winner!

First I would like to thank everyone for participating and for your wonderful comments. 
I used  the random number generator, Quick Calcs, to determine the winner of my blog candy.   
And the winner is #5,  daiseyfreak!  Congratulations!!  Please email me your address so I can mail the Got Snow! set to you.

October 28, 2008

Mojo58 -- Autumn Leaves

Every Monday, Julee Tilman of Poetic Artistry posts a Mojo Monday challenge.  This card uses Julee's sketch for Mojo Monday Week 58.  The sketch is very easy to work with and really gets the mojo working.  So give it a try and have a great day!
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! Bear Necessities (retired), PTI First Fruits sentiment; Paper - SU! more mustard, soft sky, really rust, SU! and Basic Grey DP; Ink - Versafine - antique sepia, SU! Craft really rust, classic more mustard; Accessories - Cuttlebug, Punches - MS, SU! as well as Marvy, and Mike's gold rhinestones.

October 26, 2008

WT189 Joy!

Today I was suppose to clean the disaster in my stamp room.  Did it get done -- nope!  Instead I used some of the leftover scraps to make a card for the WT189 challenge -- Just One.  The focus of the challenge was to find ways to use just one word on your design.  I decided to use the 'one word' as the main theme --very easy and much more fun than cleaning!  Thanks for stopping by!!
Supplies:  Stamps - Love and Joy!; Paper - SU! creamy caramel, riding hood red, SU! DP, PTI white, generic white base; Ink - Adirondack snow cap; Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU! 'Accents & elements strip, MS snowflake punch, Nestibilities; small circle punch and small star buttons.

October 25, 2008

Stamp Simply #58 - This One's for Paula!

Have you ever cringed when you paid the postage for your Christmas cards?  Well, this challenge is for you!  Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #58 is to Make It Flat!  That's right - no lumps, bumps or humps - that will add extra postage!
I got the best surprise the other day.  My niece, Paula, mailed me a new (never used) set of Bear Necessities.  Isn't this image the cutest!  I kept things pretty simple (perfect for the challenge) so nothing would take away from my Beary image.  The bears were colored with a VersaMark pen and highlighted with alcohol markers and a white pastel pencil.  The image was then clear embossed and embellished with a clear Stardust pen, Dazzling Diamonds, and diamond dot stickers.   Thanks, Paula!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Bear Necessities (retired); Paper - creamy caramel, riding hood red, whisper white, SU! DP; Ink - Versafine antique sepia, VersaMarker pen, white pastel pencil, Copic & Prismacolor makers;  Accessories - SU! Top Note RAK from Vera, Nestibilities, clear EP, Stampendous diamond dots and SU! Dazzling Diamonds.

October 23, 2008

Look What Joanne Sent Me!

Thanks, Joanne!  Isn't she a sweetheart!  Now it's my turn to send this to 6 blogs I love!  Here goes:
Now it's your turn to share the love!

October 21, 2008

Got Snow? Blog Candy

I have just passed 2,000 hits! To thank everyone for their support, I'm offering my very first blog candy. It's a set of Gina K Designs unmounted, red rubber stamps, called Got Snow? Here are the images included in the set: All you have to do to enter to win this set is leave a comment by Tuesday, October 28. I will post the winner on Wednesday evening, October 29.   I would also appreciate your checking out my niece's cards (posted below) and, if you have time, please leave her a comment.  Thanks!

Happy Mail from Donna!

I just had to share these cards! They were made by my niece, Donna. She sent the butterfly card for our anniversary and the birthday card to my husband, Tad. Thanks so much Donna! I told Donna that she really needs to start a blog to share her work and/or start a gallery on SCS. Until she does, I thought I 'd share these beauties with you on mine! I think her work is beautiful; but, of course, I'm prejudice. Don't you think she needs to start sharing her awesome work?

October 17, 2008

Mojo Madness Contest - Week #56

This has got to be one of my favorite Christmas images from Gina K Designs. It's from a set called 'let it snow'. I combined this cozy image with Monday's Mojo Madness sketch #56; here's the link. My embellishments included some bling, chunky glitter, a metal sentiment and two snowflakes I had in my stash.
I placed an acetate overlay over my image which was first embossed with my Cuttlebug EF (swiss dots) to create the impression of falling snow. I first saw this done by Susan/Rainy on her blog, Rainy Day Creations. Susan is one of the best and most creative stampers; so head on over to her blog, you won't be sorry!
Supplies: Stamps - Gina K. Designs let it snow; Paper - SU! Dashing; K&Co. Bailey; PTI white and Holiday Vintage Prints; Ink - VersaMark; Versafine onyx black; Accessories - clear EP, Jo-Ann chunky glitter, Cuttlebug, JudiKins acetate, Lasting Impressions metal sentiment, Sandylion snowflakes, rhinestones, sanding block and crimper.

October 14, 2008

Fun with Santa

I love vintage and have collected many vintage stamps. This particular image is called 'Fun with Santa' and is made by Stampinton & Co. The background was done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder which I brayered in vintage sepia, then heat embossed with clear EP mixed with some dazzling diamonds. The image was also lightly brayered and embossed with the same mix of EP. This is such a fun stamp and very easy to work with. Plus, the possibilities are endless. Hope you like vintage as much as I do!
Supplies: Stamp - Stampinton & Co.; Paper - SU! very vanilla, really rust and PTI dark chocolate; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia as well as VeraMark; Accessories - Cuttlebug, clear embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds, Fiskars deckle scissors and star punch, brayer.

October 13, 2008

FS88 Anne's So Sweet!

Anne Ryan is this week's Featured Stamper on SCS, and she is amazing! Not only does she have a fabulous gallery, but she touches all of us with her sweet comments. Thank you, Anne! I chose to CASE this incredible card.
I kept her sketch, but changed the image and colors. In keeping with the theme, Anne's So Sweet!, I changed the flower embellishment to a sentiment and added some rain dots to balance my design. Hope you like it Anne, and thanks to everyone for taking a peek!
Supplies: Stamps - Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcake; Paper - PTI white and DP, SU! basic black, MS DP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Copic and Prismacolor markers, MS border, Inkssentials Glassy Accents, Cloud Nine Rain Dots.

Create With Me -- Blog Candy Alert!

Congratulations Julia, on making 40,ooo hits on your blog, Create With Me! To celebrate, Julia is offering some fabulous blog candy to two lucky winners. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on her post, A Case of a Cookie Card - A Class - And Blog Candy. Check it out!

October 12, 2008

CPS86 To Your and Yours

Guess you could say I'm on a roll making Christmas cards this weekend.... I could not resist this week's sketch (CPS86) from Card Positioning Systems.  It is such an easy layout and works so well with my image, To You and Yours. I stamped the image using a technique, featured on SCS, called Faux Dry Embossing. I added lots of sparkle with glitter, and a Stardust clear gel pen.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! To You and Yours, Best Yet; Paper - SU! purely pomegranate, close to cocoa and SU! DP; Ink - SU! craft white and purely pomegranate; Accessories - Nestibilities; SU! oval punch, MS border, dazzling diamonds and some tiny pearls.

October 10, 2008

Make a Card & Make a Difference

To promote World Card Making Day , Gina K. Designs issued a challenge last Saturday "to make a card and make a difference". Cards will be sent to our men and women in the military and must be received by Gina K. Designs by October 30. This is one of the cards I made and will be sending to Gina. She is even giving away some fabulous prizes. You can read about the details here. Supplies: Stamps - SU! Best Yet, Sidekick Sayings; Paper: SU! kiwi kiss, real red, PTI white and DP; Ink: Versafine onyx black; Accessories: SU! oval punch, a.muse bling.

October 05, 2008

WSC 60 Beate's Weekend Sketch

I am just getting around to posting this card which I made for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. Since the weather is finally starting to cool, I was in the mood to start my Thanksgiving cards. I used one of my favorite stamps by Inkadinkado. It is a great image to color. I turned the sketch and tweaked it to fit my image. Hope you like how it came out. Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by! Supplies: Stamp - Cornucopia by Inkadinkado, Punchy Words sentiment by Gina K. Designs; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia, VersaMarker, various alcohol makers; Paper - SU! creamy caramel, really rust, PTI dark chocolate, Basic Grey boxer; Accessories - Cuttlebug, decorative edge trimmer, Mike's gold rhinestones, Marvy & SU! scallop circle punches, dimensionals.

October 02, 2008

Color Throwdown #13

Awesome colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge - Baja Breeze, More Mustard and So Saffron - which I combined into a Halloween card for my teenage cousin. I used lots of different punches and a decorative edge trimmer for all the scallops and bat embellishments. I also used a sheet of textured vellum which I layered over the Baja Breeze panel. Added some glitter and bling and Alex's card was done. Hope she likes it!! Supplies: Stamp - Studio G; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Paper: SU! Baja Breeze, More Mustard, So Saffron, PTI- textured vellum, generic white base; Accessories - Marvy and MS punches; Stampendous dot sparklers, SU! dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, clear EP.