Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thank you Card

Richard's nephew is getting married today and I had a few minutes to make a quick thank you card today. I recently bought this cute little stamp from Whipper Snappers (thanks Collette), and created this card using it. I watercolored in the image using Riding Hood Red, Apricot Appeal, Going Grey, Wild Wasabi, and Bordering Blue. Layered with some dp and added some brads! Have a great day everyone!

Friday, November 21, 2008


I took this picture of Misty this morning. She was sitting on the edge of the tub in the sun. Chelsie thinks she looks a little creepy in this picture! For those of you that come to my stamp camps, this is our other cat that always hides upstairs whenever anyone comes over!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

SCS Sketch

I combined yesterday and today's SCS card challenge in one and designed this card. Today's challenge was how to use pearls; which I put in the middle of the flowers. I used the Tiny Spots CB embossing folder for the pocket; watercolored the images and cut them out. Here's the details; thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Pocket Fun (retired)
Papers: Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Spring Flowers DP (retired)
Inks: Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: Stick On Pearls, Square Punches, Tiny Spots CB Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Watercolor Brush, Scissors, Vanilla Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today's Color Challenge

Today's color challenge on SCS was to do a card using colors Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft. I found some very old and retired Real Red background paper that I thought worked well for the background. I stamped the image with a black StazOn pad on Whisper White cardstock and watercolored in the image. Here's the recipe:

Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Inks: Black StazOn, Real Red, Going Grey, Creamy Caramel, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Whisper White, Real Red, Kraft, Basic Black, Real Red Background Paper (retired)
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Black Vintage Brads, So Saffon Brad, Black Gingham Ribbon, Watercolor Brush, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I found these pails at Target in the $1.00 section, and came up with a very simple Christmas gift for my daughter's friends.

I glued some designer paper on a 4x4 coaster, and ran them through my Big Shot using the snowflake die. I put a rhinestone brad in the middle and added some glitter on the snowflake using Dazzling Diamonds glitter and a 2-way glue pen. I used a Stampin' Dimensional to attach it to the pail.

I filled a cell-o bag with some candy and tied it at the top with a matching bow. Easy peasy!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Big Shot

I am so excited!!! I got an early birthday present today - my Big Shot!!! I wanted to try to see what would happen if I ran a medium weight coaster through the BS using the Snowflake #2 die, and it worked like a charm!! Next I ran a piece of DP through the BS using the same die and then used a glue stick to adhere the DP to the coaster. Here's the finished project!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wooden Clip

When I was at Hobby Lobby yesterday I found some large wood clothes pins and this is what I made with one of them! Very simple and quick; I think it turned out cute! I had some star brads and cut the prongs off the back and mounted the star on the ribbon using a mini-glue dot. Here's the details:

Sets: Season of Joy
Papers: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Holiday Treasure DP
Inks: Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Star Brad, Wire Cutter, Gold Brads, Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Glue Stick, 3/4" Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Scissors, Clothes Pin

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Card

I made this card for the Mom's In Touch Group at Ben's school. The group is going to bring treats into school next week, and I was asked if I could make cards. I used the new Autumn Vine DP papers from the Holiday Mini Catalog for the background. I love, love this paper, and know I'll be ordering more before the mini expires on January 18th!

Stamps: None; computer generated saying
Sponged on Inks: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust
Papers: Autumn Vine DP, Whisper White, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Designer Label Punch, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Sponge, Scissors

Christmas Journal

I found some jr. journals at Target the other day and thought they would make cute Christmas Journals. I took the wire off and covered the front with Baja Breeze cardstock. I punched the holes using a 1/8" hand punch and then decorated the cover. I got the idea to do a patch work effect from the awesome sample done by Cindy Lawrence (blog: I loved your card Cindy; thanks for inspiration!

To get the look of a quilt for your projects, start with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of cardstock. Punch out an assortment of squares of designer paper using a 1-1/4" square punch. Lay out the squares first to make sure you like the quilted pattern. Adhere all of the squares (I did a row at a time)over the white cardstock with adhesive. Next, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Top Note Die. Sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink, and attached it to the Real Red cardstock. The last step was to run it through the Big Shot again, only this time I used the CB Snowflake Embossing Folder.

Here's the details:

Sets: Curly Label Punch Bundle
Papers: Ski Slope DP from Holiday Mini, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Inks: Real Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Alpine Ribbon and Little Felt Flurries (both from Holiday Mini), Curly Punch, Red Rhinestone Brad, Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, CB Snowflake Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scissors, Jr. Journal, Sponge

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Jr. Legal Pad Wishlist

This week SCS ( starts their annual Holiday Tutorial Blitz. There are some really fun projects posted daily and I thought I would give the Jr. Legal Pad Wishlist a try. It was very easy to make and I am planning on including them in tins I am going to make for Ben's teachers. You can find the tutorial on SCS:

Stamp Set: So Many Scallops
Inks: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Whisper White, Ski Slope DP (from Holiday mini)
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4" Punch, 3/4" Punch, Alpine Ribbon (Holiday Mini), Real Red Brads, Gold Cording, Rhinestone Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Today's Color Challenge

I decided to make a mug card for today's SCS color challenge using Winter Play. The dimensions of the card are 9" x 4 1/4", and I used a corner rounder for the bottom of the card and on the handle. I used my color coach to trace an outline on the top of the card (front side only). I put Dazzling Diamonds Glitter using a 2-Way Glue Pen. Here's the details:

Stamps: Winter Play, So Many Scallops (retired SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red
Inks: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Gold Cording, Watercolor Brush, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, White Brads, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Punches: 1 1/4" Square & Round Punches, 3/4" Round Punch, Scallop Punch, Ticket Corner & Corner Rounder Punches

Backyard Visitor

When I came home from picking up Chelsie from school (she is sick), this little guy was in our backyard. Isn't he magnificient?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge

I had some time to stamp today and thought I would do Beate's Weekend Challenge (her blog is I pulled out a retired set called Winter Play that is still one of my favorites. I tried to make the oval look like frozen ice, but am not sure if I got the effect I was looking for! Anyway, have a great day!

Sets: Winter Play
Inks: Basic Black, Green Galore, Gable Green, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa
Papers: Retired SS Kit Winter Play, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, SU Watercolor C/S
Accessories: Blender Pen, Pink Ribbon, Mountain Deckle Scissors, Wide Oval Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scissors, Sponge