Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Cyber Monday!

Happy Cyber Monday!  Are you all clicking away at the deals online today?  :)  Don't forget that the Holiday Extravaganza ends tonight at midnight!  Don't miss out on the fabulous deals Stampin' Up! is offering!  Click here to see what's on sale and start shopping!


Here's a beautiful, SU! exclusive Fancy Favor box.  It's made with Stampin' Up!'s Window Sheets (thick).  After cutting it out with the Big Shot, I ran it through the Big Shot in the Petals a Plenty embossing folder.  I had to run it through 3 times to get it fully embossed.  It was so easy, and it's just gorgeous IRL.  It' going to my Stampin' Sister in a few days.  :)


Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps-  none.  Ink-  none.  Paper-  none.   Accessories-  Thick Window Sheets, Big Shot,  Fancy Favor box die, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, 5/8" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sketchy Saturday!


Good Saturday morning!  It's time for another Sketch Challenge on the UDI blog.   No surprises today, just the sketch.  :)  It's a great sketch for mass-producing Christmas cards.  The Christmas Jingle SSK is great for this, too.  I used a piece of DSP, an embellishment and a border from the SSK for today's card.  The sentiment is stamped with Chocolate Chip.  I used a marker to just use the word "peace" from the Four the Holidays sentiment.


Head on over to the UDI blog and see what the other team members created. 

Enjoy your weekend! 

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Four the Holidays.  Ink- Chocolate Chip.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Old Olive.  Accessories-  Christmas Jingle SSK.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday!

Happy Black Friday!  I hope all my USA stampin' friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!  Did you venture out shopping this morning?  We did.  This was my first experience at the craze.  My kiddos had some birthday money they wanted to spend, so we ventured out to the neighborhood GameStop this morning at 6 am.  The first one was jam-packed so we went to the one just down the street.  (There's one right across the street in the mall, too, but there was no way I was going there! LOL)  The 2nd one was busy, but not like the first one.  We stood in line to trade some games and buy some more, and for my daughter to get a DSi bundle.  After all that fun, we went to our Super Walmart since we were close anyway.  I needed to buy the always fun paper products.  ;)  I also bought a new microwave since ours went kaput last week.  My son also got a new winter coat (he may need it for a few days down here LOL) for just $7.00.  What a deal! The electronics department had some shoppers, but the grocery department was empty.   All in all, my first experience wasn't bad.   Of  course, I wasn't there at the crack of dawn when Walmart opened and people were trampled buying $59.00 TomTom GPSes.  (That's what the cashier told us!  Yikes!)

Anyway, on to paper crafting!  :)  Today's card is one I made after watching a ribbon weaving video on You Tube.  It was fun, and it didn't take very long.  I really like the way it turned out, don't you?  I tried it with 5/8" grosgrain, but it didn't work as well as the 1/4" grosgrain. 


























What do you think of the new blog banner and background?  I made it in My Digital Studio.  :)

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Four the Holidays.  Ink- Real Red.  Paper- Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive.  Accessories-  Old Olive 1/4"  grosgrain, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain, mini glue dots.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's time for another UDI Inspiration Challenge.  Here is today's picture...a beautiful Thanksgiving place setting.    I needed to make a card for our Thanksgiving host and hostess, and today's picture was perfect. I picked out Really Rust from the flowers, Mellow Moss from the plates and napkins and More Mustard in the glass.  It is a wonderful coincidence that the colors in the Autumn Traditions DSP coordinate with this picture.





The Really Rust layer was run through the Big Shot with the Distressed Texturz plate.  The sentiment is from Holiday Best and was colored with markers.  It was punched with the Wide Oval punch and sponged with More Mustard.  I adhered it to a Lots of Tags die-cut and popped it up with dimensionals on  of a piece of Chocolate Chip taffeta.  The taffeta covers the seam from the cardstock and the Autumn Traditions DSP.

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Holiday Best (Level 1 hostess set).  Ink- Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, More Mustard.  Paper-  Whisper White, More Mustard, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Autumn Traditions DSP.  Accessories- Big Shot, Texturz plate, Lots of Tags sizzlet, Wide Oval punch, Chocolate Chip taffeta, dimensionals.

Head on over to the UDI blog to see what the other team members created.

I hope you all have a fabulous day and enjoy time with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Stop back by later today to see my new Christmas blog banner and background that I made with the My Digital Studio paper crafting program. 
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

ACK! A teenager!


Good morning!   Thirteen years ago this morning, I was in the hospital having an emergency c-section.  It seemed my son wanted to come into the world just in time for Thanksgiving even though he wasn't scheduled to arrive until New Year's Day. He hadn't even bothered to get turned the right way (the reason for the emergency c-section).  ;)  Here he is at just a day old.  I remember being in the hospital like it was  yesterday.  Where does the time go?  *sigh*


Here is the birthday card I made for him.  I used My Digital Studio to make my own DPS.  I just printed the number 13 in a bunch of different fonts onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped a chocolate birthday cupcake from Party Hearty and punched it out with the Small Tag punch and layered it onto a Large Tag punch.  There is no ribbon, no glitter, no bling.  Just an easy, peasy boy card.

He and his sister and I are going to spend the day together and have lots of fun.  Tonight we'll all go out to dinner (he picked CiCi's), and then it's home for cake and ice cream.  He'll celebrate with all his friends after the Thanksgiving holidays.

Enjoy your day! 

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps-  Party Hearty.  Ink-  Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel.  Paper- Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black.  Accessories-  MDS, Tag punch, Large Tag punch.


Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Huge Stampin' Up! Sale starts today!

Head on over to my Stampin' Up! webstore to see the wonderful specials available from now until November 30th.  Some products are as much as 50%off regular price!   If you have any problems with online ordering, send me an e-mail or give me a call.  I will be happy to help you in any way I can.

Here's what's on sale!
Product Offering:
Item
Description
Regular Price
Discounted Price
120280
Framed with Love Bundle
  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch
$43.90
$21.95
120281
Thank You Kindly Bundle
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90
$14.95
120976
Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)
  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90
$14.95
120282
Animal Crackers Bundle
  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads
$25.90
$12.95
120283
Corduroy Button Bundle
  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$49.75
$24.88
120284
Game Night Bundle
  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set
$40.90
$20.45
120285
Four Square Bundle
  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch
$30.90
$15.45
120286
Heart to Heart Bundle
  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.93
120310
Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)
  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.93
120311
Heart to Heart Bundle (French)
  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85
$24.93
120287
Chipboard Letter Bundle
  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters
$25.90
$12.95
120288
Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
$17.90
$10.74
120289
Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*
  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads
$127.70
$76.62
120290
Build-A-Brad Bundle
  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad
$40.85
$24.51
120291
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle
  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85
$26.31
120312
Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)
  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85
$26.31
120292
Cheep Talk Bundle
  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
$42.85
$25.71
120293
Sock Monkey Bundle
  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85
$35.31
120313
Sock Monkey Bundle (French)
  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85
$35.31
120294
Alphabet Bundle
  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set
$87.90
$52.74
120295
Simply Said Bundle
  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85
$31.71
120314
Simply Said Bundle (French)
  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85
$31.71
120296
On Board Bundle
  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials
$42.85
$25.71
120927
Christmas Décor Bundle #1
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120298
Christmas Décor Bundle #2
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120299
Christmas Décor Bundle #3
  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85
$44.91
120300
For All You Do Bundle
  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120315
For All You Do Bundle (French)
  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120316
For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)
  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90
$25.83
120301
Striped Ribbon Bundle
  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
$47.73
$33.41
120302
Bling Bundle
  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
$43.80
$30.66
120303
Fresh-Cut Bundle
  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85
$26.50
120317
Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)
  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85
$26.50
120304
Pendant Note Bundle
  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120318
Pendant Note Bundle (French)
  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120319
Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)
  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85
$27.90
120305
Sporting Bundle #1
  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.54
120306
Sporting Bundle #2
  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.54
120307
Sporting Bundle #3
  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90
$47.54
114864
Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114863
Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
112534
5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$7.95
$5.57
112533
5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads
$6.95
$4.87
112081
Scallop Square punch
$15.95
$11.17
113693
Full Heart punch
$15.95
$11.17
113694
Heart to Heart punch
$15.95
$11.17
112091
Scallop Edge punch
$15.95
$11.17
112571
Circle Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
112579
Flower Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
112572
Star Designer brads
$5.95
$4.17
114785
Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114786
Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements
$69.95
$48.97
114791
Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
$39.95
$27.97
114792
Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
$64.95
$45.47
*This bundle is only available while supplies last.

The Holiday Gift-giving Guide is still available, too.  You can access that promotion at the top of my blog in the sidebar.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Giant nugget box for my Stampin' Sis!

Happy Sunday!  Today I'm sharing a giant nugget box that I will be sending to my Stampin' Sister, Jen, who lives in Utah.  Stampin' Sisters is a great program through Utah Divas International.  We get paired up with someone for 3 months and send them goodies and get to know them better.  I love it because I have "met" some wonderful stampers this way.  Some of them I have even had the pleasure of meeting in person.  :) 

I created this box using Becky's instructions.  You can find them here on her blog, Inking Idaho.  If you've never been to her blog,  you have to take some time to browse.  She is a creative genius!  I hope Jen likes her box!  I will definitely be making more of these!   Thanks, Becky, for sharing!


Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps-  Christmas Punch (Level 2 hostess set).  Ink-  Old Olive, Real Red.  Paper- Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Merry Moments DSP, Bride Specialty paper.  Accessories-  Eyelet border punch, Scalloped Square punch, Wide Oval punch, Big Shot, Lots of Tags sizzlet, Mistletoe Ribbon Originals, Silver elastic cord, window sheet, Sticky Strip, sponge daubers.


Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sketchy Saturday!

Good Saturday morning to you!  It's time for the next installment of the UDI Sketch Challenge.  Today's sketch is number 57 in the challenge.  Here is the sketch that Carol created for us.  Carol also threw in a surprise challenge for good measure.  Her surprise was for us to use window sheets on our project. 


Here is my card.  I flipped the sketch on its side.  I really like this color combo.  It's Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede.  The window sheet is the polka dot part of the Clearly Thanks sheet.  I placed it over the Bermuda Bay background layer.  The image and sentiment is from the Level 3 hostess set, The More the Merrier.  I stamped the snowmen in Jet Black Stazon and colored them with my In Color markers.  I added Dazzling Diamonds to the snow under them and also dotted it all around them.  It's snowing! (Hey...I'm a Florida girl...it's snow to me!)  I used some Bermuda Bay polka-dot ribbon and paper piercing to keep the dots theme going and finish off the card.  It's really sparkly IRL.  You'll just have to take my word for it.  It was tough to get a good shot of the card because of the glare from the window sheet.  ;)  (You can click on the picture for a larger view.)

Head on over to the UDI blog and see what everyone else created from the sketch.

Enjoy your weekend!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps-  The More the Merrier (Level 3 hostess set).  Ink- Jet Black Stazon, In Color markers.  Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede.  Accessories-  Clearly Thanks window sheet, Bermuda Bay polka-dot ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, mat pack, paper piercer.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #70

Happy Thursday!  It's time for another UDI Inspiration Challenge!  I took the picture literally this week, and I created a daisy bucket.


I just love the SU! exclusive Fancy Favor box die for the Big Shot.  I made mine from Chocolate Chip.  The daisy was cut from Whisper White and the Daisies #2 die.  The petals were all sponged with So Saffron ink.  The leaves  were cut from Always Artichoke and the SU! exclusive die, Little Leaves.  The daisy's center is a 1/2" Circle punch.  I adhered the daisy to the box with dimensionals.  I ran some packing paper through my paper shredder for the filling.  That's it.  Easy peasy.

Head on over to the UDI blog and see what the other team members created this week.  Maria is back hostessing now, so be sure to say hello!  I hope you'll play along with us!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps-  none.  Ink- So Saffron.  Paper- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Fancy Favor box, Little Leaves sizzlet, Daisies #2, 1/2" Circle punch, dimensionals.  Misc.- packing paper, paper shredder.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I am My Digital Studio certified!


No, not certifiable (although there are those who would agree with that! LOL), certified!  Stampin' Up! demonstrators had to attend webinars, take quizzes and create and professionally print a project in order to become certified.  I will be receiving a pin to wear, a button to display on my blog, a free embellishment from the upcoming 2010 Occasions mini catalog and 2 free MDS digital downloads yet to be released.  How cool is that?!  I just had to share my excitement with all my stampin' friends! 


Stop by tomorrow to see what I created for the UDI Inspiration challenge!


Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hope Happens Backwoods Birthday


Happy Monday!  It's a beautiful day here in sunny Florida.  It started out quite chilly (to me anyway LOL) in the mid-50s, but now it is a gorgeous 75 degrees!  I love living in Florida.  :)  Anyway, on to the card.

It was created as a masculine birthday card for an uncle of mine.  He just turned 60.  I used Autumn Traditions DSP, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand to keep it masculine.  The colors are way off in the picture.  I don't know what happened!  The bird is from Backwoods.  You can find this set on the Dormant list.  The sentiment is from Hope Happens.  I received this set for free as a thank you from UDI.  I post to the UDI blog (find it here) on Wednesdays.  There are great projects shared there, and there are 2 weekly challenges.  Thursdays are Inspiration challenges and Saturdays are Sketch challenges.  I'm on both challenge teams, so be sure to visit! :)  (If you're a demonstrator and would like to join the group, shoot me an e-mail.)

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Backwoods (dormant), Hope Happens.  Ink- Soft Suede.  Paper- Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Autumn Traditions DSP.  Accessories-  Ticket Corner punch, Vintage pewter brads.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Featuring Lauren

Good Sunday morning!  Today I am sharing a card that my daughter made for her cousin's 2nd birthday party yesterday.  I have to warn you...it's not all Stampin' Up!.  *gasp*  I know...she uses whatever she wants on her creations.  LOL  She made this one all by herself, and her little cousin just loved it!


Supplies for Lauren's card:  Stamps-  Pun Fun, Birthday Wish (dormant list).  Ink- SU! Kids' Markers (retired).  Paper- Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Green Galore.  Accessories-  Bold Brights brad, 1 3/4" Circle punch, non-SU! ribbon, non-SU! bottle cap.

Want to know a secret?  I made K a card using something that wasn't SU!, too!  Aren't you shocked?  I know I am!  ;)   Lauren's little cousin just LOVES Minnie Mouse.  Here's the card that I made for her.  Look familiar?  It's the same as yesterday's Sketch Challenge card.  I just changed out the image.



Supplies for my card:  Stamps- Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Ink- So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Jet Black Stazon.  Paper-  Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Cast a Spell DSP.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Texturz plate, Scalloped Circle punch, Scalloped Oval punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain, sanding block, mini glue dots, non-SU! bottle cap.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sketchy Saturday!

Happy Saturday morning!  If you've been reading my blog for a while, you already know that I belong to a great group of SU! demonstrators called the Utah Divas International (UDI).  I'm a member of their Inspiration Challenge team.  Our challenges are posted every Thursday.  Beginning today, I am a member of the Sketch Challenge team, too!  The sketch challenges are posted every Saturday.  WooHoo!  I do love sketches!  I hope you'll join in and share your creations with us!  You can find the UDI blog here.  (If you're interested in joining a great group, shoot me an e-mail!)

Carol is the leader of the Sketch Challenges.  Sometimes she throws in little surprises for us.  Today is one of those times.  Our surprise challenge is to use punches.  Easy peasy for me.  I LOVE PUNCHES!  ;)  Without any further ado, here is my card.



You can see  I had no problem using punches...6 of them...along with the sketch.  LOL  I also used the Big Shot and a Texturz plate to make my own DSP.  I ran a piece of Cast a Spell (not just for Halloween) DSP through the Big Shot with the Small Polka Dot plate.  Then I sanded the entire piece to highlight the dots.  My image is from Pun Fun.  I stamped it, colored it with markers, cut it out and adhered it to a 1 1/4" circle that had been embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.  Then it was adhered to a Regal Rose 1 3/8" circle and a So Saffron scalloped circle.  The entire image piece was then adhered to a piece of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain with mini glue dots.  The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped on Whisper White then punched with the Word Window punch, layered on a So Saffron Modern Label punch and then a Regal Rose Scalloped Oval punch.

Head on over to the UDI blog to see the sketch and check out what all the other team members created!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps-  Pun Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Ink- So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Jet Black Stazon.  Paper-  Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Cast a Spell DSP.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Texturz plate, Scalloped Circle punch, Scalloped Oval punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain, sanding block, mini glue dots. 

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #69


Happy Thursday!  Welcome to the newest installment of the UDI Inspiration Challenge!  :)  Here is today's picture.  I was inspired by the layout and the colors.

I used the Medallion background stamp for my image.  I wanted to mimic the swirls of color in the trees, so I used sponge daubers to apply Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery ink to the stamp.  An Ice Rhinestone brad adds a bit of bling to the middle of the image.  A piece of Bashful Blue taffeta and a ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit finish off the card.  I left it sentiment-free for now.


Make sure you check out what the other team members have designed by heading over to the UDI blog. 

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Medallion.  Ink- Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery.  Paper- Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery.  Accessories-  Bashful Blue taffeta, Ice Rhinestone brad, ribbon slide.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans' Day!



Thank you to all those men and women who have served and are serving this great country of ours!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rockabilly Birthday


There sure are lots of birthdays being celebrated lately!  Today's project is a gift holder and matching card that my daughter gave her friend on Saturday.  The DSP is retired and the ribbon is non-SU!, but I wanted to share it anyway. 

My daughter made the ensemble (with just a little help from mom) for a friend who loves skulls.  The tote was made just like this one here.   The sentiment is from On Your Birthday.  A marker was used to omit the first part of the sentiment on the stamp.  :)  The sentiment on the card is called Birthday Wish.  It's a single stamp, and it's on the Dormant List.

Have a fabulous Monday!

Supplies(all SU! except ribbon):  Stamps-  On Your Birthday, Birthday Wish.  Ink-  Old Olive, Jet Black Stazon.  Paper-   Whisper White, Basic Black, Rockabilly DSP (retired).  Accessories-  Circle Scissors Plus, Big Shot, Box #2 die, Small and Large Oval punches, Rhinestone brads, dimensionals, non-SU! ribbon.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Diva Sketch Challenge Saturday

Happy Saturday morning!  WooHoo!  I just love the weekends!






















I needed a birthday card for a friend, and today's UDI sketch challenge was just the thing I needed to get inspired.  The card base is Crushed Curry.  The next layer is Rich Razzleberry topped with 2 pieces of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  The sentiment is from Think Happy Thoughts.  This poor, neglected set was just what I needed for the simple yet pretty card.  I used the flower from Razzle Dazzle for the center.  I colored the stamp with my Crushed Curry marker and then used my Rich Razzleberry marker for outlining and the center dot.  It's adhered to the sentiment with a dimensional.  The Crushed Curry Scalloped Circle is pierced on each scallop.  A piece of Crushed Curry ribbon is the finishing touch.  Thanks for a great sketch to get me creating this morning, Carol!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Think Happy Thoughts, Razzle Dazzle.  Ink- Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Jet Black stazon.  Paper- Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  Accessories-  Scalloped Circle punch, 1 3/4", 1 1/4" and  3/4" Circle punches, Crushed Curry grosgrain, paper piercer.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Inspiration Challenge Thursday

Good morning!  It's Thursday again.  You know what that means...another Inspiration Challenge over on the UDI blog.   Here's my take on the inspiration picture.


I was stumped at first look.  I do not have the Totally Tools stamp set.  Then it hit me!  The stripes underneath all those tools!  That's how this card happened.  I decided to stay with the masculine theme, so there are no ribbons or bling on this one.  *gasp*  ;)

Head on over to the UDI blog and see what the other team members created!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Holiday Best (Hostess Level 1).  Ink- Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red.  Paper- Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red.  Accessories- none.


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Monday, November 2, 2009

Birthday Medallion

Today's project is a birthday card I made for one of my very best friends.  We have been friends since the 8th grade.  I'm not saying how long it's been since the 8th grade!  LOL



I used the Medallion background stamp.  The main image is stamped in Soft Suede and the middle of the medallion is Melon Mambo.  The center was punched with the 1 3/4" Circle punch and embellished with a Jumbo grommet and a Rhinestone brad.  I tied a piece of Melon Mambo Polka dot ribbon around the image panel using the plain side of the ribbon. The bottom of the Whisper White card stock is punched with the Eyelet Border punch.  The sentiment from Heard from the Heart is stamped in Soft Suede. (The card idea was CASEd from the wonderful samples I've seen on the web.)

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Heard from the Heart, Medallion.  Ink- Melon Mambo, Soft Suede.  Paper- Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede.  Accessories-  Melon Mambo Polka dot ribbon, Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Jumbo grommet, Rhinestone brad.

Have a fabulous start to your work week!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

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