December 31, 2008

CTD23 Valentine Cupcake

Happy New Year!  Hard to believe 2008 is drawing to a close.  I am looking forward to the New Year and wish all my blogging friends the best of everything in the year to come.  
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I couldn't resist trying the yummy colors of CTD23 for my Valentine cupcake -- pink pirouette, chocolate chip, riding hood red with kiwi kiss or old olive. Although these colors were posted for Christmas, I think they work well for this little Valentine, too. After all, who can resist a chocolate cupcake with pink frosting? Yum!
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts cupcake, Doodles by Design sentiment; Paper - SU! pink pirouette, chocolate chip, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, Neenah classic solar white, a.muse note card; Ink - Memento tuxedo black; Accessories - SU! alpine ribbon, MS heart punch, EK Success corner punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Cuttlebug EF.

December 30, 2008

Cards for Kids - The Ultimate Challenge!

Yesterday, I read about Pat Adam on Sharon Johnson's blog.  Pat heads up a charity called Cards 4 Kids.
Pat was given the ultimate challenge by the administrator of Children's Hospital of Michigan.  She was asked to come up with 1,000 Valentines!  There are both smaller children and teenagers in need of a Valentine.
You can read more details on Pat's blog.  Please help!  If you can, please contact Pat Adam at  Thanks!

December 28, 2008

FS99 Stampfilled Dreams

I made this card for the Featured Stampers Challenge 99. Here is the link to the card I tried to CASE. Barbara's gallery is a beauty. Check it out -- you won't be sorry.
After fussing forever with my take on Barbara's original, I finally gave up and posted. Did you ever have an idea in your head, but just can't seem to captured it on paper? Supplies: Stamps - SU! Cheesecloth background, Essence of Love sentiment, dragonfly (manufacturer unknown); Paper - SU! rose red, basic black, pretty in pink, textured green unknown (from my scrap bin) generic white; Ink - SU! rose red, Versafine onyx black; Accessories - clear EP, DD, word window punch; gingham ribbon, black epoxy stick-on, Nestibilities, dimensionals.

December 27, 2008

No More Holiday Cards!

While I love to make Christmas cards, it is time to move on.  LSC 200, No More Holiday Cards, is the perfect inspiration.  The rules are:  no holiday stamps (December holidays), no snowflakes, no red, green or any shades of red or green, and no holiday sentiments.
Hope you like what I came up with.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 
Supplies:  Stamps - Penny Black, computer-generated sentiment; Paper - SU! really rust, so saffron, sahara sand and Martha Stewart DP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - buttons, clear EP, dimensionals, alcohol markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and about a zillion punches including SU!, marvy, and MS.

December 25, 2008

Williamsburg Decorations

Greetings of the Season!  I hope all of my blogging friends had a wonderful Christmas!  I missed visiting everyone.  And can't wait to get back into stamping!
We enjoyed our trip to Colonial Williamsburg.  The decorations are beautiful this time of year.
Hope you enjoy the few I have shared.

December 17, 2008

CPS 95 Vintage Santa

Every Sunday, there is a new sketch posted on CPS.  This is my take on this week's sketch, CPS 95.  You can find the sketch here.  For the circular panel I used the spotlighting technique and for the wavy lines I used a flourish punch by EK Success.    
Besides the sketch, there are amazing cards posted by the designers.  Wonderful inspiration. Give yourself a treat and stop by for a visit.
My DH and I are going to Colonial Williamsburg for a few days to see the decorations and enjoy some holiday fun, so this will probably be my last post before Christmas.  Enjoy your week.  I'll see you when I get back.  Happy Holidays!
Supplies:  Stamps - Tim Holtz; Paper - SU! bravo burgandy, PTI white, S.E.I. alpine frost DP, generic white base; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia, VersaMark; Accessories - clear EP, dazzling diamonds, Copic and Prismacolor markers, Julee's embellishments, EK success flourish punch, deckle scissors, SU! circle punch & Marvy small scalloped circle punch, dimensionals.

December 13, 2008

Stamp Simply #65 -- Just Two Inches!

This card is for Sharon's stamp simply challenge -- Just Two Inches!  You can read the challenge details here.
Basically, this week's challenge limits you to a 2-inch wide strip of designer paper.  
I love Sharon Johnson's blog, Stamp Simply.  Her work is inspirational and every Friday she posts a Stamp Simply challenge.  Go check out her blog, you won't be sorry!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies:  Stamps - Penny Black tree and SU! Best Yet (sentiment); Paper - Recollections shimmery red and ivory, Me and My Big Ideas DP; Ink -  Encore gold; Accessories - detail gold embossing powder, Nestibilities die, decorative edge trimmer.

December 11, 2008

SSC08 Blog candy and a Gift Card Holder challenge -- Stamp Simply celebrates Day 7!

I made this gift card holder for Susan's challenge on her blog, Rainy Day Creations.  This challenge comes with awesome blog candy!
Check out all the details on Susan's blog, Rainy Day Creations
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! - Season of Joy; Paper - SU!  baja blue, Recollections shimmery ivory, Bo Bunny DP; Ink - Encore copper, VersaMark; Accessories - JudiKins metallic copper EP, MS flowers (table confetti), Mike's ribbon, stick-on pearl, magnet.

December 09, 2008

CC196, CPS94 Holiday Lineup

I'm still busy with Christmas cards; wondering if I am ever going to finish! 
For this card, I combined today's color challenge 196 on SCS (taken with teal, riding hood red, baja breeze, and whisper white) with this week's CPS94 challenge.  Here's the link to this week's CPS sketch.
Thanks you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week everyone!
Supplies:  Stamps - SU! Holiday Lineup; Paper - SU! taken with teal, baja breeze, riding hood red, solar white, generic white base, and SU! DSP; Ink - Versafine onyx black; Accessories - Clear EP, Inkssentials glossy accents, Prismacolors markers, Prismacolor pencils with gamsol, Inkssentials white gel pen, Sakura clear star pen, Cuttlebug.

December 07, 2008

Thank You Sue!

Sue sent me the Butterfly Award!  Thank you Sue for the awesome award.   You made my day!

December 04, 2008

WT195 Envelope Money Holder

Many moons ago, a dear friend, Abby Futter, taught me how to make a money holder out of an envelope.  For this particular holder, I used a 6 1/2" by 6 1/2" envelope, but any size can be used.
It's been ages since I made one of these; when I saw today's WT195 challenge -- Envelope It, I knew just what to make!  Thanks Michele for the inspiration!
Supplies:  Stamps -  SU! Tags So Much, Best Yet, Sidekick Sayings; Paper - SU! kraft, riding hood red, chocolate chip, baja blue, SU! DSP; Ink - Versafine vintage sepia; Accessories:  6 1/2" square envelope, Cuttlebug die, Nestibilities die, SU! felt ribbon, MS baker's string, a muse creative candy, pearl, various SU! punches, magnet.

December 03, 2008

CC195 & MMTPT23 --The Beauty of Christmas

Finally started my Christmas shopping!  Unfortunately, my stamping time has suffered, but I was determined to finished this card and get it posted.
I used the wonderful colors Emily posted for the CC195 on SCS -- Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Sahara Sand, and combined them with Cindy's Teapot Tuesday challenge #23.  This week's teapot inspired my design.  Thanks Emily and Cindy for such great inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Supplies:  Stamps - CTMH The Beauty of Christmas; Paper - vellum, very vanilla, black and sahara sand; Ink - Versafine onyx black, VersaMark, SU! sahara sand for sponging; Accessories - white EP, clear EP, dazzling diamonds and Ace crystal stickers.