Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sketch challenge #12 & Color Challenge

I feel as though I haven't stamped in weeks! Our family went to the cabin this past weekend and had some good ole' relaxing time along the beach and the camp fire! Unfortunately it will probably be the last and only time we get there this year!
So to catch up a bit I combined Beate's weekend sketch challenge #12 with this week's color challenge #125 from SCS.
Another square card for this challenge (I love them!). I rolled the 'So Swirly' wheel in Bliss Blue ink over the top of the Bliss Blue cs. I then layered with the new 'Linen Prints' & the 'Certainly Celery' DP's, I just love the new DP's. I then stamped the tulips from the 'Garden Whimsy' (another new favorite) over Whisper white cs multiple times. I also stamped the tulip on scrap paper three times and cut out the flower bud and added to the top of the designs using a dimentional for extra dimention.
The new corner punch is awesome, I added a few corners to the flower layer and than added a few brads to that.
Supplies used: Stamps~ Garden Whimsy, So Swirly jumbo wheel.
Paper~ Bliss Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper white, Linen & Certainly Celery DP.
Ink ~ Bliss Blue, Certainly Celery.
Accessories~ Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon, Slot punch, Brads - Vintage & Certainly Celery, dimentionals.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Garden Whimsy - Color Challenge

Garden Whimsy appears to be one of the new favorites of many, including myself! These tulips are just too darn cute! This is my card for this week's color challenge over at SCS.

I love making these smaller square cards! This card measures 4.5 x 4.5 square. It's hard to see in this picture, but I stamped the Linen background stamp over the pretty in pink layer. I really like to use the background stamps that SU! offers. I think I own almost every one that they have had over the years (and that's alot!).

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies used: Stamps ~ Garden Whimsy, Linen background stamp, small sayings.

Paper ~ Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive, Petals & Paisleys DP.

Ink~ Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Old Olive.

Asseccories~ Rose grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive Brads,White gel pen, Giga scallop oval punch, mega oval punch.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

And the winner of the blog candy is.....

I had my daughter Megan pick a number from 1-67 and she chose number 56. Congratulations Liz from Ohio!

Liz said...
My favorite new set is Baroque Motifs. It's so versatile. It can be used for masculine and feminine cards. I enjoy checking your blog regularly!
July 22, 2007 11:52 AM

Liz email me your info and I will get these goodies out to you asap!

Well according to the ladies that entered the blog candy contest, the winner of the most favorite new stamp is Baroque Motifs! Pick a Petal (my fav) was second followed by Priceless and Garden Whimsy!

Thanks for participating and watch for more candy at around 10K hits!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Beate's weekend Challenge #11

It's been a while but I finally was able to do a sketch challenge! Here is my take on Beate's weekend sketch challenge #11 for this past weekend. I am really loving Stampin' Ups! new DP Le Jardin.

I hope that you can see that the butterfly looks 3D. To create this look I stamped the butterfly on a piece of vellum using a Bordering Blue craft pad, I then used clear embossing over the top and a heat tool. After it cooled I cut out the design (wings only) and used a mini glue dot to attach the wings over the top of another butterfly design that I had stamped and cut out using my Coluzzel cutting system.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Garden whimsy, Tres Chic bg stamp.
Paper ~ Whipser White, Bordering Blue, River Rock, Le Jardin DP, Vellum.
Ink ~ Bordering Blue Classic & Craft ink pads.
Accessories ~ Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Clouzzel Cutting System, punch from 'Three for You' punch box, River Rock stitched ribbon, vintage brads.

The big reveal happened today!

Look what I received in the mail today - a gift from my secret sister Gena. For the last 3 months she has been sending me cards and even a birthday gift, all in secret. I had no idea who was doing this until today when she revealed her secret identity, YEAH.
So now that I know who she is, I can visit her SCS gallery and her blog that she recently started - My Stampin' Garden. I'll be visiting often Gina! Thanks again for the gift, and the card is beautiful!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Rockin' Girl Blogger Award!

Wanda over at My Creative corner tagged my blog today for the Rockin' girl blogger Award. Wow, Thanks so much Wanda, what an honor! Now I need to tag 5 other bloggers and give them this award also!

Beate - Fresh and Fun
Gina - Gina P Crafts
Michelle - Stamp with Michelle
Paris - Inky Art
Jami - More is More

Friday, July 20, 2007

More Blog Candy!

It's that time again! I was out of town when my counter hit 5,000 last weekend! So this weekend I want to celebrate with a little blog candy giveaway.

If you would like to win this blog candy this is what you need to do:

Leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite new Stampin' Up! set is. And if you have made a card with that set, please post it here or a card using any other favorite set!

All comments must be posted by midnight on Monday July 23nd. I will draw a number from 1-? and post the winner on Tuesday July 24th. Remember to win you must leave your comment on this post only. Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blog candy includes: Stampin' Up! set - Delightful Doodles, Dimentionals, 6 yards of May Arts Polka-Dot ribbon (2 yds of three different colors), 20 Prima Daisies, SU brads, set of 3 sliding tins.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy Mail

Yeah!! Look what I got in the mail yesterday from Charmaine at Oodabug Alley. She is so sweet, she sent me this thank you because I sent her a birthday card, isn't that sweet!

If I remember right I think this lay out is from one of Beate's weekend sketch challenges. Charmaine participates in alot of the challenges that are out there and always does a great job at them all!
Thanks Charmaine, I love this card!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Another Pick a Petal!

Sorry, but I love this set. Remember when I said I was waiting for the UPS man to come so I could finish my card? Well he didn't come until the day AFTER we left for our trip! I was so bummed I had to wait until I got back to play with all my new stuff! I was waiting to use the new stitched ribbon in the new 'In Colors', I LOVE these new ribbons, they are just beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Pick a Petal, Canvas background, Wonderful Words.
Paper~ Purely Pomegranate, Shimmery White, Certainly Celery DP, So Saffron DP.
Ink~ Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate.
Accessories~ Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, Chip Board circle, Basic Black Brads, Pop-up Glue Dots, corner rounder.

We're Back Home!!!

After a 14 hour ride in the car it's good to be home!!! Our Family took a road trip to Colorado this last week for our Niece's wedding, we left on Thursday of last week and returned home last night around 10:00 pm.

The wedding was beautiful!! It was an outdoor wedding in a garden at a Mansion outside of Denver. the bride was also beautiful. It was kind of sad to see her get married as she was the flower girl in our wedding 18 years ago!

It was a short trip but we managed to get in some site seeing as well. Above is a picture of my three kids at the 'Garden of the Gods'. there are some interesting rock formations in this part of the country. The kids had a fun time hiking around even though it doesn't look like it with everyone looking so serious!

On the way home we took a different route and visited Mount Rushmore. It's amazing how they can sculpt these Presidents in the side of the rocks!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Good Mail Day!

Look what I got in the mail yesterday, two cards from fellow blogger's, woo-whooo! I just love this concept, I have received some great ideas and have meet new friends since I have started my blog!

This first card on the left is from Heather Phillips. I checked out her blog after receiving this card and she has some great ideas posted, you can check out her blog by clicking here!

The card on the right came from Nancy Elrick over at Nancy's creative Mess. Don't let the name fool you, Nancy has a great blog and I didn't see any evidence of a mess, lol!

You can check out Nancy's blog by clicking here or it is also located on my blog roll.
Thanks Ladies!!!!

I hope to post a new Pick a Petal card that I am working on a little later this afternoon, I am waiting for the UPS man to bring me some new ribbon so I can complete my card!!!

Thanks for stopping by Today!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Featured Stamper this week is........

One of my very favorites, Charmaine (Charmwarm at SCS). Some of you may have read this before, but I will share with you again, Charmaine is the person that inspired me to start my own blog. I love her work, her style, everything she makes is beautiful! Check out Charmaine's blog Oodabug Alley, and see for yourself her wonderful works of art! Congrats Charmaine for being this week's Featured Stamper!!!

Well after finding out that Charmaine was the featured stamper there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to participate in this challenge this week!

This is my version of Charmaine's card and if you click here you will see the card that I cased.

Supplies Used: Stamps~ Sassy Stems, Hugs & Wishes.
Paper~ Watercolor paper, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky DP.
Ink~ Palette Noir Black, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava.
Accessories~ Black Brads, Aqua Painter, Black Writer,Paper piercer, Green polka dot organdy ribbon.

I actually made two cards for this challenge but realized that the first card I cased was a sketch challenge that Charmaine did, so I technically couldn't case it for the Featured Stamper challenge, but I did anyway.

Here is the first card that I made for the challenge. Click here to see Charmaine's card.

Supplies used: Stamps~ Stampendous Bee's
Paper~ Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, DCWV Glitter Stack.
Ink~ Palette Noir Black, More Mustard, tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Green Galore.
Accessories~ Aqua painter, white gel pen, black writer, tempting turquoise marker, paper piercer, Giga scallop punch, mega scallop punch, large oval punch, white polka dot organdy ribbon.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Pick a Petal

One of my favorite sets from the new catalog is 'Pick a Petal'. I made a similar card for my monthly swap with my downline (minus the retired Thyme ribbon) and I also sent one to Charmaine at Oodabug Alley for her birthday which was the other day.

I have seen so many cute ideas using this set, I have a couple more ideas for this set in the works, I hope to get to them yet today!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Stamps~ Pick a Petal, Small Sayings, All in a Row.
Paper~ Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Soft Sky DP, Petals & Paisleys.
Ink~ Basic Black, Blue Bayou.
Accessories~ Vintage Brads, True Thyme Stitched Ribbon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Another RAK from my SS

I received this RAK from my Secret Sister the other day! She is so sweet I can't wait to find out who she is, the big reveal is this month!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you had a relaxing 4th of July!
Supplies Used: Stamps~ Be Happy, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Polka Dot & Paisley.
Paper~ Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Au Chocolat background paper.
Ink~ Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Barely Banana.
Accessories~ Gold brad, round tab punch, spring flower punch.

I lost my Ranking!

I am kind of bummed out as I signed on to my blog today and found that I do not have a ranking anymore! Where did it go? I went to the Top 50 website to try to figure out where it may have gone, but could not figure it out. I know that other people have had this happen, can anyone give me any suggestions as to what may have happen.

I hope this doesn't sound petty but it was kind of fun watching my ranking go up from 375 to 184. Now I am starting over again at 420 (boo-who).

I received this birthday RAK from Michelle ('Mlehmer' at SCS). I love this new set, it is sooooo fun!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Pick a Petal, Decorative Dot Background, It's your Birthday.

Paper~ Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White.

Ink~ Pretty In Pink, Basic Black, Regal Rose.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Ahoy Matey!

I feel like such a slug lately when it comes to stamping, it's not that I don't want to stamp, I just can't seem to find enough time with everything that is going on!
What's going on you say, well where do I start?
1. I went to Boston with my daughter for a long weekend.
2. My son went to the emergency room for stitches & a broken nose.
3. I made 60 wedding invites for my Nephew's wedding.
4. We had a 70th birthday party for my Mom this last weekend. 80 people showed up for that!
5. We are in the process of re-roofing & re-siding our house. That noise has been going on for about 5 days now.
6. My daughter leaves for New York this Saturday, so we needed to make sure she had everything she needs for that trip.
7. The rest of us are driving out to Colorado for our Niece's wedding on the 14th and had to go out and buy new outfits for everyone.
And in between all of that we have been going to the kids softball games. WHEW! No wonder I haven't had time to stamp for fun!!!!
Well I pulled out this card that I made for one of my Nephew's Birthday (I always make more than 1 card when I stamp).
I was glad to see that this set made the new catalog! So many of my favorites from the mini catalogs did not make it, maybe in the spring.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Supplies Used: Stamps~ Ahoy Matey.
Ink~ Basic Black, markers for coloring.
Paper~ Ballet Blue, Bliss Blue, Real Red, Barely Banana, Whisper White.
Accessories~ White Eyelets, Sponge.
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