Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Double Challenge Wednesday

Hello all. Today I am supposed to have 2 cards to share with you today. One for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge and one for the Creative Belli Challenge. I got my card made for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge but was not feeling well enough to complete my card for the Creative Belli Challenge. I do ask you to please visit the Creative Belli Blog and follow along with all the new goings on over there. There is some really exciting news going on, we have new Design Team Members we would like to introduce you too. Our theme this week for the Creative Belli Blog is anything Patriotic. Our DT members have some AWESOME inspiration over there so please hop on over there and check out all their great work!!!

Please help me and the rest of the Creative Belli DT welcome 3 new Design Team members. Debbie Daniels, Danielle (Dani) Marcus and Robin Kirkpatrick. We are SO excited to have these ladies with us. I know they will be a great addition to our team and we can't wait for you to see what you bring to the Belli Team! Welcome ladies!

On to the Truly Scrumptious Challenge. This week we have an awesome sketch challenge for you that I really enjoyed working with along with an added twist of using some of your neglected stash. Use anything you havent used in a long time. For me, I pulled out a long time favorite stamp set call Wonderful Wings from Stampin Up. I paired this set with Basic Greys new Wisteria Collection and I think they go great together. Here is the sketch for this challenge:

and here is my take on this challenge:

This challenge is being sponsored by Crafty Individuals and the winner of this challenge will win these 3 BEAUTIFUL stamps.

We also have a new Guest Designer on the Truly Scrumptious team. She will be with us for four challenges. Please help us welcome Elaine as our first Guest Designer. Please check out her awesome card for the first challenge for her with us. Its awesome!!! Welcome Elaine!!!

I do hope to be feeling better soon and sharing more challenges with you. Thanks for stopping by to visit and make it a great day!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

My kitten, Zip logging in at 3lbs 2 oz

Here is a picture I took the other day of my kitten getting bigger. We took her to the vet on Saturday for another shot and she weighed in at 3 lbs 2 oz. This kitten is one feisty little thing. She never sits still. I told her I wanted to trade her in for a kitten that likes to snuggle. Oh well, hopefully when she gets older.

Her favorite thing to play with is Lisas teddy bear if that is what we can call it now. Shes had this thing since she has been a baby given to her by Grandma Hollander. The teddy bear is just about as big as Zip is lol. She also loves to chase the fat cats around too. She can run faster lol.

Make is a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wild Thing - SC232 - 6/10/09

Hello again. I have another card to show you today with my new things from Stampin Up. I made this a few days ago and have not had a chance to upload it yet. The giraffe is from a new set that will be in the new catalog as of July 1st. Its called Animal Stories. The designer paper matches this stamp set and its called Tall Tales. This set doesnt come with any words, so I pulled a stamp that I bought a LONG time ago and stamped it on top of the giraffe. I think it goes perfectly.

Now even tho the colors in the papers are all classic Stampin Up colors, I did use the new Crushed Curry dotted grosgrain ribbon and I think it looks great. I stamped the giraffe in More Mustard.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Stampin Up Animal Stories, Sentiment by Great Impressions
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Tall Tales
Ink: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Scalloped Square Punch, Crushed Curry Dotted Grosgrain ribbon, Score Pal

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Double Challenge Wednesday #4

Hello Peeps! I am back today with 2 challenges for you today. We have the Truly Scrumptious Challenge #9 and the Creative Belli Challenge #67. I will start with the Truly Scrumptious challenge. Todays challenge is a sketch challenge designed by team member Beth. She has created a great sketch and the added twist to this challenge is to use an altered flower. Change a flower from its orignal state buy adding or changing something about it.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on this challenge:

Most everything on this card is part of Stampin Up's Sneak Peak. New items that will be in the new catalog coming out on July 1st. The colors of the papers and ink are part of the new In-Colors that will be introduced. The purple is Rich Razzleberry, the orange is Dusty Durango and the yellow is Crushed Curry. I do have to say I used 3 items on this card that are NOT Stampin Up products. They are the flowers, the gem stones and the scalloped circle in yellow was punched with a non-Stampin Up punch.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Whiff of Joy. Here is a picture of the stamp you could win if you participate in this challenge and incorporate both the sketch and the altered flower into your creation.

So what are you waiting for??? Head on over to the Truly Scrumptious blog and check out all the beautiful creations from the Design Team and then get started on your own entry.


Now on to the Creative Belli challenge. This weeks Creative Belli challenge has 2 elements to it also. We have a sketch challenge for you that we have combined with a Sweet N Sassy challenge. The other part of this challenge is to create a card for DAD!!! Sweet N Sassy generously donated one of their cute digi-images they have available now. He is called Catch of the Day. So here is the sketch we would like you to follow:

and here is my take on this challenge:

The image and the phrase in the frame are from the Sweet N Sassy Digi-image. The rest of my supplies are ALL Stampin Up. The dotted ribbon is the New In-Color Soft Suede ribbon that will be introduced in the new catalog coming out on July 1st.

So you know what to do now. Head on over to the Creative Belli blog and check out the rest of the Design teams beautiful creations. Then get started on your own entry. All the details are on the blog, just follow along. If you post to any online galleries, please use Keyword CBC67. You do need to mention the Creative Belli challenge in your description to be elible for the prize.

Now for some other Creative Belli news. A few of our Design Team members have moved on to bigger and better things. So we are in need of a few design team members. If you are interested, please visit the Creative Belli Blog for all the details and requirements in joining our creative team.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. If you did, please leave me a comment so I know you have been here!!! Make it a great day!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Stampin Up's New In-Colors and stamps!!!

I got my NEW Stampin Up order yesterday and just had to get into them!!!Its all new!!! New Colors, New Stamps and New Paper and New Ribbon!!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

I used 3 of the new In-Colors for this card. They are Melon Mambo (pink), Rich Razzleberry (purple) and Crushed Curry (yellow). The stamp set is one of the new Level Three Hostess Sets called Kind and Caring Thoughts that will be in the new 2009-10 catalog that will be out on July 1st. I really like it!!! The Circle is from another set that will be in the regular part of the catalog. It is called Circle Circus!!! The Designer Series Paper is also new called Razzleberry Lemonade!!! The dotted ribbon is also NEW!!! That is the new In-Color Rich Razzaleberry Ribbon. They have one for each of the new In-Colors!!! That is not all that is NEW!!!! They added MARKERS to the New In-Color line up!!! How exciting is that???!!! Stay tuned, I have MORE up my sleeve.

The sketch is from Mojo Monday!!! Great sketch this week and this is the week to win prizes. You can find that challenge here: