Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tues. Nov. 30,2010 HO HO HO

Today, I have another Christmas card to show you.  The focal image is an old stamp that I have had for years now. I sponged the bg, added some chalk and some stickles- a few ho, ho, ho words, lace and buttons.  Actually, this went together quickly. I am pleased with how it turned out-what do you think?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mon. Nov. 29, 2010 STVSKSP4

Hi everyone!
  I had a lot of fun making this card using one of my Gina K sets from last year. This card is for Challenge STVSKSP4. The images are from Rupa's Warm and Wonderful set. I colored them with Copics and added some Liquid Applique to add little puffs to the images.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sun. Nov. 28, 2010 STVCSP3

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast!

Today I am showing you the card I made for Gina' K's color challenge STVCSP3.

 Since I am still working on Christmas/Holiday cards, I decided this color combination would work beautifully. The tree images are from Gina K's Winter Wonderland kit.  I just love tree stamps, and I can see how versatile these will be throughout the year. I added some Stickles to these, although I had a tough time capturing all the sparkle with my camera.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, November 26, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010

Here we are after Thanksgiving- hope you all are turkey-full, and now gearing up for Christmas.
If you arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning, head over here.

Our challenge this time around is an inspiration one.  Here is the photo Carolina gave us as the inspiration.

I chose the colors in this photo for my card. My first card uses the Gina K's Winter Wonderland Stamp TV kit, available here. I colored the image with Copics and then used Glossy Accents to give dimension to the berries. I decided to make this a gate-fold card.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold EP- it's from the Light of the Season set.

My second one is a CAS using the colors and the fun feel of the photo to create my card. The focal images and the sentiment are from Gina K's Winter Friends set, by Rupa Shvede. I used Copics to color and added some Flower-soft on the hat and cuff.

 Now it's time for you to hop over to Kay's blog, and see what she has in store for you. Thank you for hopping!

Fri. Nov. 26, 2010 Card Assortment

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.
For today's post today, I have a set of 4 cards to show you.  I still want to make a holder for these, but if I run out of time, I'll just tie them up with some raffia or twine.

These use a pretty simple design with dp from My Mind's Eye.   I punched a border and sponged with distress ink.  The labels and sentiments are from Gina K's Labeled with Love.

Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

100 Awesome Things! - Brave Girls Club

Thurs. Nov. 25, 2010 Turkey Day

Well, today is the big eating day and I am so happy that my family will be here to celebrate.  My sweet granddaughter flew in from Arizona and it is the first time we'll be seeing her since August, when she left for college. We are also celebrating her birthday today too. She turned 19 last Saturday. So excited!!! 

My cards today were pretty CAS.  The first one uses an Nestie petite oval and some MS punched branches. I added a red brad with some stickles on top of Rudolph's nose. I started with a Kraft base and added the striped bg from my scrap bin, and the bg behind the reindeer was stamped and heat embossed with clear, then sponged. I added a little bit of red ribbon and a button to finish it off.

My next card uses Melanie's A Year of Borders stamped set, stamped with Colorbox Frost White ink on Chocolate Brown Pure Luxury cs .  I added the flower that I made weeks ago, that has been hanging around my workspace. The leaves were Cricut cut. Nina's Lovely Shelf stamp set provided me with the sentiment.
Well, that's it for today.  I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wed. Nov. 24, 2010 STV sketch challenge

My cards to show you today are for Gina's Sketch challenge,  STVSKSP3.

Mt first card uses an ornament from Nina's Heirloom ornament set. I used an ornament punch from SU and then stamped the images and colored it with Copics.  I added a little Stickles to the ornament centers. I sponged my cs base with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks to tone down the turquoise cs.

My next card is for Speedy's challenge #30. Geri challenged us to use a circle. The circle stamps are from Mark's Finest Papers.  The poinsettia is from Melanie's A Year of Borders, from Gina K Designs. The sentiment, from Gina's Holiday Greetings stamp set, was heat embossed with gold EP. The bg was embossed with "Grace's Frame, from Cuttlebug. I sponged some white ink, to soften the cs.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tues. Nov. 23, 2010 Note Cards and Box

After making the candy box (yesterday's post) I was inspired to make another project, which will make a nice hostess gift.

I made the black box, just a tad larger than A2 cards.  Using Gina K ivory cs, I die cut the base, and then a piece of dp.  I sponged the edges with Antique Linen distress ink.  I then die cut a circle and a scalloped circle.  The scalloped one was run through my CB with the Dotted Swiss folder.  I ran a black marker around the edge of the plain circle, and then stamped the chandelier from Nina's Fine Furnishing stamp set.  The sentiment is from her Lovely Shelf set. I topped it off with a pretty black bow.  I love the elegant look of this box.
I made 4 note cards to coordinate, stamping with a Tim Holtz Weathered Textile stamp and Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and the sentiment from Nina Lovely Shelf on Nestie tags, with threaded black ribbons.
Here is the whole set.

I really would love to know what you think about this set. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Inspiration from a hop

I was blown away by all the talent on the Spellbinder's hop, and I spotted a project that I had to try.  I got up and made this (in the middle of hopping)- I just couldn't wait to try this. Thank you to Ashley Cannon Newell for this awesome idea.
We are going to visit some friends the Friday after Thanksgiving, and I thought this would be a great hostess gift.
 Here is the outside.   I love the look of these colors together for Autumn.

Here is a side view.

I decided to make box to go inside this one, so as not to messy this one up. This will also make it easier to transport without having the candy spill out. I will make a few note cards to go into the decorative box, after the candy is gone.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sun. Nov. 21, 2010

I have a few more assorted cards to share with you today.
My first one uses a tree from Mark's Finest Papers- "A Walk in the Woods" stamp set.  I love all the trees in this set.

My next card is a CAS, using Nina's Heirloom Ornaments stamp set. I have a lot of white background on this one, but I think it works.

Now I have one using a border from Melanie's "Year of Borders" stamp set, from Gina K's. I stamped the shells with Vivid Taupe ink on watercolor paper. A simple sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers "A Walk in the Woods".  Some twine was added and voila- a CAS card on kraft.

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010

Are you going to stamp today, or are you planning for your Thanksgiving Day? I think I will do a little of both.  I am still working on my Christmas cards, but should be caught up soon.
I have another easel card for you today.  Working within the mini canvas is so much fun.
The Gingerbread couple are from Asela "First Christmas" stamp set, and colored with Copics.  I added some punched greenery and itty bitty berries.  The sentiment is from Gina K's "Holiday Hospitality" set. 
Have a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fri. Nov. 19, 2010 Color Challenge card

Happy Friday everyone!

My card for today is for the color challenge at StampTV- (stvcsp2).  Gina challenged us to make a card using green apple, lipstick red, and white.
The focal image from Melanie's Year of Borders stamp set, available at Gina K Designs. 

I made the back panel by cutting 1/2" strips from cs that I embossed with my Cuttlebug.  I took a 7" piece of painter's tape and placed sticky side up on my workspace, turning under the ends to adhere to the mat.  I then placed the alternating colors down on an angle on the tape.  I trimmed the excesses and then cut the piece length-wise.  I alternated so that the colors were off-set, and attached them to a piece of black cs.

I am so glad you stopped by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010

I hope you are having a great week so far.  I have two  cards to show you today.  The first one is a CASE from Jennifer Styles. She made hers a one layer card, but I added a couple of layers for mine.  I made this for my granddaughter's 19th birthday, this Saturday. The cake inside is from Melanie's "Candles on your Cake" stamp set.

My next card is another Christmas card using stamps from the new Stamp TV "Winter Wonderland" kit. I wanted it to look like the tree was being seen through a window, so I stamped the image after I colored the stamp with Memento markers.  I sponged around the tree and then cut into window panes. The snowflakes were stamped and embossed with white EP.

Thank you for visiting today.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

I have two cards for you today.  The first one is for Challenge 23 at Joan's Garden.
Here is what we are supposed to do:
1. Create a Window card (Create an opening on the front of the card to see the image stamped inside.)
2. Use Christmas Ornament - or something similar
3. Some thing Gold
4. Something fuzzy

My focal image is from Theresa Momber's A Very Merry Christmas set.  The bear is from Asela "Baby's First Christmas" set.  I colored both images with Copics, and the bear was then painted with glue, so I could add the flocking to make him fuzzy.

  My next card is another using the Quickutz easel die.  I used Melanie's "A Year of Borders" set.  I colored with Copics and cut out the poinsettias and popped them up on the canvas. The boughs in the background are from the "Winter Wonderland" Stamp TV kit.  Thanks for stopping by!
Comments are welcomed!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love this easel

I spotted this Sissix easel online a few months back and finally got around to buying it. I am having a lot of fun creating with it.

First up is a Hanukkah card for a friend that is also an artist. So, I thought this would be great for her. The image is from Gina's Light of the Season  (one free with three) stamp set.

My next card is one I made for my cousin (also an artist).  I had a blast creating the canvas for this easel.  I used the tree (tops) from The STV stamp kit- Winter Wonderland. The snowflakes are from Holiday Hospitality and the sentiment from Holiday Greetings set. I scored the floor and sponged Distress ink over it.  The wallpaper dp is a sheet of paper from the Winter Wonderland kit. I also scored a strip of white CS to make the baseboard. There are some Stickle sparkles on the trees and in the snow.
I really love the way this card turned out. At least two more cards are going to be posted tomorrow-hope to see you then ;)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mon. Nov. 15, 2010 Sketch Challenge (STVSKSP2 )

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  The card I have for you today is for Gina's sketch challenge.
My base is Pumpkin Spice CS from Gina K. and the dp is a lovely leaf pattern from K and Company.
My focal image is from Asela's "Winter Wings" stamp set. I colored with Copics, cut it out and partially popped it up on a Nestie die cut, which was sponged with Stormy Sky Distress ink.  I added a piece of Chocolate CS which I cut with a MS border punch and then crimped. The sentiment is from Theresa Momber's "Purrr-fectly Delightful" set. 
I really liked this sketch and I want to thank you for stopping by to see it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday 11/14/ 2010 Another Christmas card

Happy Sunday!

The card I have for you today uses Nina's Heirloom Ornament stamp set.
 The musical dp was from my stash, but I did make the other dp. I sponged Red Barn and Forest Moss on the panel and then I stamped a Tim Holtz Weathered Textile stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I embossed with EP and then sponged the ornaments with Distress inks. The "peace" was die cut with my Cricut and painted gold with a touch of clear star pen.  A little bling and lace was added to finish off this card. 
I am really happy with how this turned out! 
Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 12, 2010

CSS Alumni Blog Hop Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for hopping along with us again. If you arrived from Joy's blog, you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning, head over to the main forum at Stamp TV HERE.

Carolina's challenge for us this time is a color challenge and here are the details:

Create a card or project using the following color combo:
  • White or Ivory
  • Brown
  • Light Blue (Little Boy Blue, Ocean Mist, or Turquoise Sea)
  • Yellow (Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn, or Wild Dandelion)

I really liked this color combo.  The focal image is from Gina K's "You are Not Alone" stamp set and the sentiment is from the Labeled with Love set.
We have a lot for you to see today, so your next stop will be to see what lovely creation Kay has to share.
See you soon!

Stamp TV Color Challenge (stvcsp1)

Good morning!

Here are the colors that Gina has chosen for challenge stvcsp1.

Here is what I came up with- a cheery birthday card, don't you think?

I used an image from Melanie's "Candles on your Cake" stamp set. I used Vivid Aqua ink and clear EP for the cake, which I also trimmed with some Liquid Applique'. The sentiment is from Gina's "Picture It" set.

  I hope you will take the challenge and get a chance to win your choice of a Gina K stamp set, worth 24.95 or less.

Have a wonderful day!  The weather here in SE Wisconsin has been gorgeous this week, but winter weather is on its way.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

One Layer Wednesday 28

It is Thursday already?????????- this week is flying by.
I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. Since we are having the feast here, I'd better get my act together!

The card I have for you today is a challenge for One Layer Wednesday.  I am really enjoying CAS cards lately!  If you haven't tried making one-you really are missing out, because it is so freeing.
  We were to use 5 different colors of ink.  I used Tami Mayberry's "In Stitches" stamp set, from Gina K Designs.  The sentiment is from Nina set called Nana's Needlework Sentiments.

Thanks for taking a peek today!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

STV Sketch Challenge (stvsps1)

I have my card for the Stamp TV sketch challenge stvsps1 to show you today.  The image I chose was from Theresa's Very Merry Christmas stamp set and the sentiment is from Asela's Christmas Blessings set. The tree was colored with Copics and I sponged the edges of both ovals with Distress ink. The dp is from Paper Pizzaz.  Thank you for visiting!  I appreciated all the comments you have been leaving for me.  Hugs to you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Speedy the Cat challenge #28

My card today is for Speedy the Cat's challenge at MFP.  We were to use piercing on our card. Yep, I did, and quite a bit too.

My stamped poinsettias are from Melanie's "A Year of Flowers" stamp set- available at Gina K's. I colored them with Copics and used some gold beads and flakes for their centers.  The sentiment is from Gina K's Baby's First Christmas, by Asela Hopkins. I also colored the pearls with a Copic marker.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Challenge 2 card

Hi everyone!

Here is my card for the Gina K Release Party Challenge #2- Emily's sketch challenge. I used Nesties die cuts, one of which I ran through my Cuttlebug. I also sponged a little Distress ink on them.   My image is from Gina's "Holiday Cheer" set.   Thank you for stopping by!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Release Party Challenges 1 and 3 and Card Patterns 89

Well- Here were are-just before we left for our neighbor's Halloween Party last night.  I actually had fun making our costumes this year. I wish you all many blessings.

I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday. I  received more good news yesterday.  Two more of my cards will be published in Scrapbook News and Review magazine- the Holiday 2010 Edition, which will debut on November 28th, 2010. 
Each issue has 4 times the content than the size of any in-print magazine on the market! It's also earth-friendly and you don't have to worry about storing magazines or finding an inspiring project -- it's all easy to find and easy to enjoy! 

I have finished 2 of the 3 challenges from Gina K's Release Party.
First up is the one for Theresa's Odd Challenge.  I am odd, so this one was appropriate-LOL.
I used three flowers, along with a sentiment from Melanie's "Buds and Vases" set which I mounted behind a cut out label from Gina's "Labeled with Love" set. The dp pieces are from my stash.

My next card is for Lee's non-traditional Christmas card challenge.  All the images are from "Baby's First Christmas" by Asela Hopkins.  I colored them with Copics.
This is also for the challenge at Card Patterns #89.

I appreciate you visiting!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday 11-6-2010

I hope you are having a great day! We are going to a Halloween party tonight and I will share a photo of our costumes in a day or so.  It is the annual party at our neighbors' house and it is always a fun time.

My card for today is for Vicki's Sketch Challenge at StampTV.

Using Gina K's Pure Luxury CS as my base, I inked a background stamp with Stazon Timber brown and then sponged with Distress ink.
The kitty and the paw prints are from Theresa Momber's Purrr-fectly Delightful stamp set.

Thank you for visiting!  See you next time!

Friday, November 5, 2010

An "Attitude" Award

I sure hope it is for a good attitude, not a bad one- LOL.


I feel so honored to have received this award from my friend and fellow blogger, Kay S.  Part of the award is that I have to tell three things that make me different from everyone else. Let's see . . .
1.  Unlike Kay, I cannot sing at all.  Seriously! I don't even sing in the shower-
      I would scare myself-LOL.
2.   I like going to the dentist- I was a dental assistant for 20+ years,  I know what is going to be done-so, no fear.
3.  I remarried on my 50th birthday to the sweetest guy- best birthday ever! What a party!!!! My son gave me away,  my daughter was my Maid of Honor, and my granddaughter, my bridesmaid.

Now I need to pass this award along to five other bloggers.
I choose:

Be sure to visit these blogs with 'tude and don't miss the Digi's With Attitude Challenge Blog for some fun challenges and prizes.

Happy Friday

How many of you stayed up late for the Release Party last night? Guess we are tired today!

I have two cards for you today.  The first one is a "very" CAS card for One Layer Wednesday 27, hosted this week by Jennifer Styles. The details of this challenge are here. Just scroll to OLW 27.

My next one is a challenge card for InStyle color challenge and also for  PaperPretties Wednesday Sketch Challenge (PWC 126).

I shabbied this one up a bit, and used the sunflower from the "Autumn Splendor" stamp set from Gina K's. The sentiment is from GKD Labeled with Love set. The paper is from Basic Grey.
Oh-oh- someone warned me that blogging could become addictive!!! It does help to keep one a little more organized!
Glad you stopped by.  Comments are welcomed.

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