Sunday, May 31, 2009

A quick and easy card!!!

I was stamping with some friends last weekend and one of them has this really cool set of stamps from Close To My Heart. Its called Be Yourself. I feel in love with this set and just wanted to make a real quick card with it. The set has 8 stamps of girls dressed in different things. I used 3 of them for this card. The colors I used are from Stampin Up. I used Pacific Pointe and Riding Hood Red with the Whisper White.

Just wanted to share this quick and easy card with you. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!!!


Stamps: Close to my Heart Be Yourself
Cardstock: SU Pacific Pointe, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White
Ink: SU Pacific Pointe and Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Riding Hood Red ribbon and red hearts from stash

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Double Challenge Wednesday #3 minus one :(

Its that time again, for my Double Challenge Wednesday. Today is the day for both the Truly Scrumptious Challenge and the Creative Belli Challenge. Unfortunately I was a bad girl and did not get anything made for the Creative Belli Challenge. I do hope to catch up within a day or two. Please do check back for my Creative Belli Challenge sample. The Creative Belli challenge is Graduation and please do check out the Creative Belli Blog for all the details and the rest of the Design Teams awesome creations. They have some awesome creations for this challenge!!!

The Truly Scrumptious Challenge for this week is called More Then One Fold. Make any card that has more then one fold on it. There are many tutorials over at so if you need some ideas, head on over there and check out the Resources section. I made a card from one of their challenges called Fun Funky Fold. I used my Brand New Basic Grey Wisteria background papers. I love the colors in this grouping!!! I matched Stampin Up colors Elegant Eggplant and Almost Amethyst with them. And here is my sample:

If you would like to make one of these cards, the description and a tutorial can be found here:

This week Christine Dark, Sketching Stamper, returns as our sponsor. Christine is a very talented artist and has designed her own range of fabulous digital images - just pop across to her blog and take a look. The lucky winner of this challenge will be able to choose six images as their prize. There is also a second prize up for grabs this week also. If you would like to be considered for being a Guest Designer on the Truly Scrumptious challenge, make sure you check out the details on the blog on how to enter!!!!

Head on over to the Truly Scrumptious Challenge blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams creations, they all did an AWESOME job with this one!!!

Make it a great day!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: All Stampin Up: Lots of Thoughts (retired), Sayings & Such (retired) Le Jardin Botanique (current catalog)
Cardstock/Papers: Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White
Basic Grey Wisteria
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Stampin Up Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Nestibilities Labels Two, gems by KC & Co. spiral clip from stash.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Featured Stamper Challenge: Just Joan Ervin!!!!

I made this card tonight for the Featured Stamper Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers. Here are the rules for the Featured Stamper Challenge:

Go to her gallery and CASE a card, following these simple guidelines:

CASEing Guidelines

1. Change 2 or more things on the card. It could be a color combo, embellishments, backgrounds, or even the main image could be different -- but similar because you don't own the exact image. List the changes in your description.

2. Give credit to the original stamper. Put a link to the original card in your description.

My good friend Joan Ervin was the Featured STamper today so I had to play. I chose this card from her gallery to case:

So here are the items I changed for my card. I changed the color from Green to Turquoise. I changed the stamps and I added a dotted background in place of the glitter on the layered pieces.

She has such a gorgeous gallery, you could get lost in there for hours. Thanks Joan for all the inspiration you give to me and everyone else who sees your work!!! Keep on Stamping Girlfriend!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: SU Pocket Silhouettes, not sure what set the Thank You comes from
Ink: Staz-On Jett Black and Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turqoise, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Nestibilities, Cuttlebug, Word Window Punch, rhinestones from stash,

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Double Challenge Wednesday #2

Here we are again, back again for our Double Challenge Wednesday!!! I have 2 challenges for you today. The Truly Scrumptious Challenge and Creative Belli Challenge. Please scroll down to see BOTH challenges!!!

First up is the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!!! We are onto Challenge #7. This challenge is being hosted by Design Team member Dawn. She makes beautiful samples and she has put together a great sketch for you this week. The TWIST to this weeks challenges is one of my favorites!!! Its all about Spots, Dots and Circles!!! You must use both elements of this challenge to be eligible for the prize!!!

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

and here is my take on this challenge:

Yes, I know, its kind of BRIGHT!!! But fun too!!! Looks to me like a party waiting to happen!!! I got to use my BRAND NEW Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper. I also got to use my new Frameabilities from

Our sponsor for this week is Crafty Individuals. They are donating some gorgeous stamps to be won!!! Here they are:

I am heading over there now to check out those stamps they are giving away as our prizes!!!

So lets see what you can do. Dont forget to check out the Truly Scrumptious challenge site to see the rest of the Design Teams awesome inspiration they have created for you!!! Then get started on your creation. Link up your creation with Mr Linky. You could be the lucky winner of 3 stamp sets from the Crafty Individuals!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampin Up's Smarty Pants
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin Up Yo Yo Yellow, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White, Basic Grey Lime Rickey
Ink: Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Spellbinders Frameabilities Polka Dot Frame,Stampin Up's Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain ribbon, SU Bold Brights Brads, Laugh button (from my stash, dont have a clue who makes it)


Next up is the Creative Belli Challenge. This weeks challenge is a Color Challenge!!! We picked 3 of our favorite colors for Spring!!! They are Stampin Up's colors Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Cameo Coral. If you are not a Stampin Up color person, I am posting a color palette for your to compare your colors to and use your closest colors!!!

Here is my card I made using these beautiful colors:

I pulled this lotus flower out of my rather large stash of ALL TIME FAVORITE stamps collection. It's from a Stampin Up set called Oriental Garden. The words are from a current Stampin Up set called Bella's Bloom.

So head on over to the Creative Belli Blog and check out the rest of the Design Teams creative inspiration. We have some great ideas to spark your creativity. Leave the link to your artwork in the Mr Linky to link your creation up to our site so we can find you. If you post to Splitcoaststampers or Creative Paper Planet, please use the keyword CBC65. You need to mention the Creative Belli Challenge in your description to be eligible for the prize!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: All Stampin Up: Bella's Bloom and ???????
Paper: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White and Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cameo Coral
Accessories: Nestibilities Labels One, Pearls from K C & Co., Giga Scalloped Circle Punch, 2" circle punch, White Satin Ribbon (Stampin Up)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Newest Family Member

This little kitty is our newest family member!!! Her name is Zip. We named her after a really cool dog in one of our favorite movies. Her face looks like a bat face with a real pointy nose. She is 6 wks old and only weighs in at 15 oz. Poor thing is still looking for her mommy. Needless to say our other 2 older cats want nothing to do with her. A lot of hissing going on there.

I will post more photos in the next few days!!!