Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween to all my Friends!!!! I wanted to share with you these cute little designer bags I made for my co-workers. I made them with the Ghostly Greetings designer series paper from Stampin Up's Big Catalog. You start these by making a box for the bottom and then add the paper around it. I used a tutorial from Cambria Turnbows site to make these. You can find that tutorial here: They are easy when you follow her instructions.
These would be soooooo cute for Holiday Treat favors or teacher gifts, baby shower favors. Think of the possibilities!!!
Ok this post is short and treat opps I mean sweet. Have a great Halloween, enjoy all the kids costumes and have a great day!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

SC200 - Sketch Challenge

Good morning!!! I was able to take part in yesterdays sketch challenge over at SCS. I did the first card in the morning and posted to my gallery. Then I started looking at everyone elses and thought, well mine is really plain. What can I do to step up the card a bit. So last night, I sat down to make another one. Now I added an extra layer of baja breeze under the Designer paper. Then I also added layers under each of the images. I think this makes them POP more. I also added a piece of baja breeze under the ribbon. I think that gives it more depth. I like the 2nd one better. What do you think? I would love to her your comments, please leave me one??!!
Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Belli Challenge #40 - Anything Thanksgiving

Good Wednesday morning!!! Its that time again, Belli Challenge time!!! Our theme this week is ANYTHING Thanksgiving. I used an old (retired) set of Stampin Up's. Its called a Grateful Heart. I stamped the main image in Black pigment ink onto vellum and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I colored the image on the backside of the vellum. I used Always Artichoke on the artichoke, Certainly Celery on the asparagus and Elegant Eggplant on the grapes. Let that dry and then mount that on a neutral cardstock. I mounted mine on Whisper White cardstock. The Happy Thanksgiving (A Stamp in the Hand) was stamped in Elegant Eggplant on to the So Saffron cardstock. This was another OLD stamp I had laying around. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on only 2/3 of the So Saffron cardstock. The folder I used was Diamonds in the Rough. Then I used 2 Old Olive brads on either side of the words.
The technique I used on the main image is called Stained Glass Technique and you can follow the tutorial I did on the SCS site. Here is the link to that:

As for the Belli Challenge, here is what you need to do to play along. Make anything relating to Thanksgiving. Post you item to your blog or in your SCS gallery. If you do post to SCS galleries, please use keywords CBC40. Leave a message over at Chrissy D's blog with the link to you item. Heres the link to her site: You will then be entered to win a pack of Designer Series paper. Also dont forget to check out the other Design Teams blogs. They have some awesome inpiration to get your MOJO running. All of the Design Teams links to their blogs are on the left hand column for you to go check them out!!!

Make it a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Merry Christmas, a bit early!!!

Here is another Christmas card I was playing around with. I seen a card like this on SCS and just had to try my own. My card base is Riding Hood Red cut at 5 1/4". I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. I layered the Holiday Treasures striped designer series paper on a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut to 5" square. I made the envelope flap from the Small Pennant Banner Big Shot Die cut. I made the base from Chocolate Chip cardstock and the Pointsetta ds paper to layer on top. The "Do Not Open Until Dec 25" is stamped in Riding Hood Red and is from the Winter Post set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I just LOVE this set. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" also in Riding Hood Red and that stamp is from Christmas Classics from the Big Catalog. The challenge I made this card for was to make a card with a minimum of 5 layers. I made this card for a SCS challenge called VSN Mini which is for Virtual Stamp Night. The Mini means its a warm up challenge for the Main Event that will be held on November 14 & 15th. Virtual Stamp Night is challenges posted every hour on Friday night and Saturday. All of the challenges revolve around a theme. This upcoming VSN's theme is the CABARET. You can find all about VSN by clicking here: Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beates Weekend Sketch #63

I finally got Beates Weekend sketch done at 10:00 Sunday evening. This one was really challenging for me. I struggled with this sketch, but I made myself push on and this is what I came up with. I used A Happy Heart set which in in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I also wanted to do a Monochromatic card with Tangerine Tango. I think that made this sketch harder for me.
If you look closely on the orange strip, it is embossed with a Cuttlebug border embossing folding and it says With Love. I knew I wanted to incorporate that into this sketch with this theme.
You can find Beate's sketch challenge here:
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Happiness, Its Friday!!!

Here is a card I made a while back with SU's Happiness is a Journey stamp set. I needed a masculine birthday card for my brother and I was playing with this set for World Card Making Day challenges over on Splitcoaststampers website. I was inspired by the entire gallery for this set. I looked at all of them and then created my own card. I really love how it turned out!!!
I borrowed my neighbors set to make this and I havent given it back yet. I need to stamp a bunch more images to have these cards on hand.

Thanks for stopping by and looking!!! Have a great day!!! Its raining here :(, but at least its Friday!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Another Christmas Card

Here is a Christmas card I made a while ago and never posted. Its made using the SU set called A Wish for Peace. I really love this set, its right up my alley. I also used the Holiday Treasures Designer series paper from the current catalog. I really love this ribbon from the Ribbon Orignals that is in the Holiday Mini. I pulled the colors from that ribbon and from the ds paper.
I used this layout for this card because I am a big fan of the of the contrasting designer paper.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Belli Challenge #39 - Pearls

Good Wednesday Morning!!! If its Wednesday, then it must be Belli Challenge Day!!! Todays challenge is to use Pearls on any item. Get those pearls out and use them!!! Here are the details below!!!

What is the Belli Challenge you ask? Each week, Chris Dickinson will give us a challenge that will use things we have lying around our stamp rooms! With a constant flow of new things coming out, I tend to forget about the other things I have and they quickly become clutter!This Weeks Belli Challenge is to use PEARLS...You can Pearl Brads, Pearl Paint, Pearls from the Pretties Kits, Pearl Clips, Pearl Stick ons, ANYTHING PEARLY you can USE IT! Create ANY kind of project using something with a pearl!Here is what you need to do. Make a completed project embellishing your work with your PEARLS. Share the link here in Chris's comments linking to her Blog and CBC39. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC39 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link! Chris will do a random drawing for all participants and have a special pack of assorted Designer Papers for the winner! Be sure to check out the FABULOUS Belli Challenge Design Team's creations!!!
You can click on the Belli Banner on the left to go directly to Chris's blog and all the design team members are also listed on the left. Please make sure you check out their AWESOME inspiration!!!!
I used my BEAUTIFUL Santa stamp for this challenge. He is made by RUBBER STAMPED.
All other cardstock/paper, embellishments are from STAMPIN UP. I used the colors from the Ski Slope designer series paper which I LOVE so much. I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder on the Real Red Layer and also on the blue ds paper. To keep in mind to use pearls, I used a stick pin from the Pretties Kit and loaded it up with Pearls and beads. I hope you like it!!!
Make it a great day!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Perfect Fall Day

I just wanted to share with you this random picture I took on my Girlfriends Weekend Away where we went to the Annual Bridge Festival in Parke County Indiana. I believe this was our 8th year of attending. We always have a blast. We do things we never get to do in our daily lives because we are too busy taking care of our families. So needless to say, we never cook, we eat out most of our meals except breakfast. We always try and see at least one movie, this year we saw 2. We saw Lakeview Terrace which I thought was okay. Samual L Jackson places one bad menacing neighbor. Then we also saw Nights in Rodanthe. I liked this one much better, altho I cried. Plus we SHOP, SHOP and more SHOP. Needless to say, we have fun and hate coming back to reality.

This picture was taken in downtown Rockville Indiana. We were standing in the middle of the festival watching the Quilt Auction. This old court house is the center of town and this festival. Well the clock rang at 12:00 Noon. So I looked up at the clock and the sky was that beautiful azure blue and the white clock tower was such a beautiful contrast. I had to take the picture. Looking back at this picture, I have to say it was one of the BEAUTIFUL Fall days.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Welcome to my new blog!!!

Hello All

This will be my new home for my blog. The other one was very frustrating to work with and very very very slow. I will leave a forwarding note at the old one directing everyone over here.

Today I was stamping for World Card Making Day!!! Here is the first challenge I entered which was a sketch challenge. I used one of my OLD Halloween sets called Tricky Treats. The borders I found at Archivers and was so glad I got to play with them today!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!