Saturday, December 31, 2011

UDI Sketch Challenge and a Happy New Year Wish!

Happy New Year's Eve!  I cannot believe 2011 is at an end!  I remember when it was 1999, and the whole world was worried about all the computers crashing!  LOL  Memories!   I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year! 

Now on to the sketch.  It's the last one for December, and  Adriana did a fabulous job this month!  I flipped it on its side to accomodate the stamp I used.

This is a sneak peek of a Sale-A-Bration set called Outlined Occasions.  This is my Happy New Year card for all of you!  I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Stazon, and then I colored all the confetti with my Cherry Cobbler marker.  I thought it still needed something, so I pulled out my Versamarker and colored in all the letters and embossed them with Iridescent Ice.  (There's a close-up picture so you can see the sparkle.)  I added some Cherry Cobbler seam binding for an extra added somethin-somethin.  ;)  

Head on over to the UDI blog where you can see all of the team's projects!  Links are also provided to their blogs so you can get all the details about their creations!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Outlined Occasions (SAB 2012).  Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark.  Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black.  Accessories-  Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting!  Here's to a fabulous 2012!

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

UDI Sketch Challenge #167

It's Saturday and time for another UDI Sketch Challenge!  Here is the sketch Adriana created for us today.  The first thing I saw was Mickey Mouse!  I decided to go a different way though.  Maybe I'll whip up a Mickey card next.  ;)

Instead of Mickey, I decided to make another simple Christmas card.  (Now I just need to start mailing all of them!  LOL)  I used Blushing Bride and Shimmer White card stock. The Shimmer White was run through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry embossing folder, and the Blushing Bride 'ornaments' were run through in the Snowburst embossing folder.  The ' 'ornaments' were made with the 1/2", 3/4" and 1" Circle punches.  The hangers were drawn in with a marker.  They are hanging from a piece of Blushing Bride pleated ribbon.  It will be available to the public on January 4th in the Occasions mini catalog.  :)

Enjoy your weekend!  I will be working and then Christmas shopping.  I don't know how the time gets away from me, but I am in panic mode!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- none.  Ink- none.  Paper- Blushing Bride, Shimmer White.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Snowburst and Northern Flurry embossing folders, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Birthday Thanks

Happy Monday!  (Yeah, right!  LOL)   Hey!  I'm posting, and it's not even Saturday!  ;)  
Today's post is the Thank You note I made for my son to send out for his birthday gifts.  

It's just a simple card, but it gets the job done.  I used the Cupcakes wheel to decorate the front of a Naturals White card base.  The cherries and strawberries are colored with Real Red.  The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly and is stamped with Jet Black Stazon and punched with the Wide Oval punch.  It is mounted on a Real Red die-cut from the Lots of Tags sizzlit.

Enjoy your Monday if you can!  ;)

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Thank You Kindly.  Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Real Red.  Paper- Naturals White, Real Red.  Accessories-  Cupcakes wheel, Big Shot, Lots of Tags sizzlit.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

New Christmas MDS Blog Banner

Happy Sunday!  I made a new blog banner in MDS today!  I just love that program!

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #166

Happy Saturday!  I am so glad the weekend is here!  I love my Saturday Sketch challenge!  It makes me take some time for myself to do something I love!  It has been the week from you know where at work, and I really needed a time-out!  ;)    Here's Adriana's sketch for today. 

I made another simple Christmas card.  I used the Letters to Santa DSP for all my strips.  The Crumb Cake background was embossed with the Snowburst embossing folder.  The snowflake was made with the Triple Layer Doily punch and adhered with a Clear rhinestone.  The background panel was adhered to the Real Red card base with dimensionals. 

Let me know what you think, and then head on over to the UDI blog to see the rest of the team's creations.  If you play along, make sure you leave a link so we can check out your creation!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- none.  Ink- none.  Paper- Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Letters to Santa DSP.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Snowburst embossing folder, Triple Layer Doily punch, Clear rhinestone, dimensionals. 

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #165

Happy Saturday!  It's December already, and that means it is Adriana's turn to create our sketches!  Here's her first one.

I'm not sure I like my card, but here it is.  I used Marina Mist for the card base and top panel.  The top panel was run through the Big Shot in the Snowburst embossing folder.  The greeting from Curly Cute is stamped in Marina Mist between 2 score lines.  I stamped the snowflakes from Snow Swirled in Versamark and embossed them with Silver embossing powder.  A little sponging on the top panel, and I can mark one more Christmas card off my list.  

You can see what the rest of the team came up with by heading over to the UDI blog.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #164

Happy Saturday!  I hope all my friends here in America had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

Today is the last sketch from Ruthie.  I used her color scheme as well as her sketch to make a simple Christmas card.  It's another card you can mail with just one stamp. :)

The card base is Very Vanilla layered with Old Olive and a piece of last year's Christmas DSP, Jolly Holiday.  A piece of Old Olive DSP from the Brights pack would work, too.  I used Victoria crochet trim for the strips.  The image is from Perfect Punches and was stamped in Old Olive on Very Vanilla and punched with the Scallop Circle punch.  I adhered it to the card with dimensionals.

Head on over to the UDI blog to find links to all the other team members' creations. 

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Perfect Punches.  Ink- Old Olive.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired).  Accessories-  Victoria crochet trim, Scallop Circle punch, dimensionals.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Online Extravaganza Starts Tomorrow!







I can't believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away!  Along with giving thanks for family and friends, I will be celebrating my son's 15th birthday!  YIKES!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating, too!  

The sale begins Monday, November 21st and ends Wednesday, November 30th.  
Here are just a few of the tidbits they released to demos...
-FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express.
-60% off select Designer Fabrics.
-30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle!

PLUS...
There will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT]).  I have no idea what they might be, but I can't wait to find out with all of you!

Remember, these great sales are only available through my online store. Make sure my name appears in the upper right-hand corner.  If you shop without a demo, the prices are a bit higher!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #163

Happy Saturday!  Here's today's sketch and what I created with it.  I used the Perfect Pennants and Daisy #2 dies to make my birthday hat.  The DSP is Big Top Birthday, and the sentiment is from Curly Cute.  The Whisper White background piece is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  

To see what the rest of the team created, head on over to the UDI blog.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #162

Happy Saturday!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  It's time for the next installment of the UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge, and here is today's sketch by Ruthie.  As soon as I looked at her sketch, my card was practically finished.   :)

Here's my card. (See what I mean.  LOL)  The card base is Marina Mist.  I stamped the medium snowflake from Snow Swirled all over it with Frost White shimmer paint.  The snow bank is a piece of Whisper White that I tore on one edge. I sponged all the pieces of my card with the shimmer paint.  After I put the Whisper White pieces on the card base, it just looked too stark to me, so I sponged the Whisper White pieces with Marina Mist ink to soften them up just a bit. It is so sparkly IRL, but I just couldn't capture it in my photo. :(

That's it.  An easy, peasy card perfect for mass-producing and mailing with just 1 stamp.  :) 

After you leave me some love to let me know how much you like my card  ;), head on over to the UDI blog and feast your eyes on the other team members creations.  

Supplies( all SU! ): Stamps- Snow Swirled, Word Play.  Ink- Marina Mist.  Paper- Marina Mist, Whisper White.  Accessories-  Frost White shimmer paint, sponge dauber.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #161

Happy Saturday!  It's time for another sketch challenge on the UDI blog.  November's sketches are brought to us by Ruthie!  Here's the first one. 

I stuck with the sketch and created a simple Thanksgiving card.  I was asked to make a card with a 5th grade class for the Great American Teach-In, and I am thinking of using this one.  What do you think?  The base is Sahara Sand embossed with the Houndstooth folder.  The strip is Always Artichoke and Autumn Traditions DSP.  It's retired, but I'm sure the 10-year olds won't care..  ;)   The medallion is from the Perfect Pennants die.  I also used the 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" Circle punches.  The leaf and sentiment are from the set, Falling Leaves.  The sentiment was punched with the Word Window punch and the Modern Label punch.  Easy peasy.  

Head on over to the UDI blog to see what the other team members have created for you today. 

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Falling Leaves.  Ink- Always Artichoke.  Paper- Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Autumn Traditions DSP (retired).  Accessories-  Big Shot, Houndstooth embossing folder, Perfect Pennants die, 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" Circle punches, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch.

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge #160

Happy Saturday!  It's time for the 160th UDI sketch challenge.  Here is the last of my sketches.  I hope you liked them.  I had fun creating them.  Ruthie will be providing the sketches for November. 

I needed a birthday card for a friend and fellow soccer mom, so that's what I made with today's sketch.  I used the colors in the piece of Letters to Santa DSP for my color scheme.  As you can see, it's not just for Christmas.  :)  The card base is Chocolate Chip.  The background piece is Blushing Bride that was run through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I used the Postage Stamp  and 1" Square punches for the 3 small side pieces.  I used the bottom strip for my sentiment from Curly Cute and the large side panel for my image from Crazy for Cupcakes.  Yummy!  Pear Pizzazz seam binding and some Dazzling Diamonds on the cherries are the finishing touches.

Head on over to the UDI blog to see what the other team members created for you.  I hope you'll play along with us!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Curly Cute, Crazy for Cupcakes.  Ink- Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Letters to Santa DSP.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1" Square punch, Postage Stamp punch, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, Dazzling Diamonds.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday!  It's time for another sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch I drew for this week.  I hope you like it and will play along with us. 

I decided to make a Christmas card with Dasher.  The card base is Old Olive.  The next layer is Whisper White embossed with the Snowburst embossing folder.  The strip is Real Red punched with the Scallop Trim border punch and a strip of Whisper White.  Baker's Twine is wrapped around the strip.  Dasher and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes were stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White.  The sentiment was punched with the Word Window punch and layered on a Modern Label punch and a Movers & Shapers die.  Self-adhesive rhinestones on each end are the finishing touch.  

Let me know what you think and then head on over to the UDI blog to see what the rest of the team created.

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Dasher, Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Ink- Early Espresso.  Paper- Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Snowburst embossing folder, Movers & Shapers die, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Trim border punch, Baker's Twine, Rhinestone jewels.

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