Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Bells

For the challenge this week over at Friday Mashup it is a color challenge, using real red, marina mist and old olive. This is the card I did for the challenge. It is a start on cards for next year, as I will be doing them all year this year I think, as I received an order for 100 of them, as well I will need some for the show that I will do in Nov of next year as well as ones for personal use. So here is the first one.
Anyway thanks for looking.

Card Stock: Real Red, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Old Olive, Real Red, Marina Mist,
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, 3/8 in Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red button, Dimensionals, Glue Dots.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Well this card came about when Julie and I decided that we would each do the same challenge. Click on her name to go see the great card she did using non traditional colors for a Christmas card. It is the one from Just Add Ink. She did a lovely Christmas Card, and I decided to do a non Christmas for a change. So this is the card that came from that challenge.

Stamp Sets: Aviary, Vintage Labels
Card Stock: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, and Marina Mist.
Accessories: 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon in Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink and Daffodil Delight, 1inch circle punch to make the scalloped border, 1 1/4 in Circle Punch, 13/8 circle punch and the scalloped circle punch snail adhesive, and glue dots.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Greeting card kid

This is another christmas card done, believe it or else yeah I'm still making them. I have made over 110 this year, but I had one customer who wanted 50, then I had a craft sale and sold out other than about a dozen beaded ones, which my husband decided he needed. He's asked me to make one more, and then I need a few for people that he didn't think to send to. So I've got about 6 or eight more to do, I'm hoping to get them done today or tomorrow. Anyway this card is done for the Pals Paper Arts challenge, which is for a clean and simple layout with lace. Thanks for looking.

Items used.
Card Stock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp: Greeting Card Kids, Contempo Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Colored Pencils
Odorless Paint Thinner
Accessories: Victoria 5/8in lace, champagne glass glitter,deck the halls designer series paper, two way glue pen, dimensionals,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Abundant Snowflakes

Here is a card I did for this weeks mashup over at Friday mashup, the theme this week is snowflake. I love the way this card turned out
Thanks for looking

Items Used.
Stamps: Serene snowflakes from Stamping Up
             Many merry messages from Hero Arts
Card Stock, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede
Accessories:  Brad, very vanilla ribbon, snail adhesive, glue dot, dimensionals.

Silver Bells

Hi Everyone, I guess it has been a while since I posted. Just been really busy. The last post I noticed was the first of the month. Well it's been a busy two weeks, I was in charge of organizing the Seniors Christmas Dinner at the co-op where I live which was this past Sat. and before that I was involved in a craft fair, which was just before the last post. And it was very successful. Anyway here is my take on the Stamping 411 sketch this week.
Thanks for taking a look.
Items used:
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy
Stamps: Bells and Boughs, Cardinal Christmas(sentiment)
Colored Pencils
Odorless paint thinner
Accessories: Big Shot,  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1/2 inch Vanilla ribbon, adhesive, dimensionals.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stamping 411

This is the card I made using the stamping 411 blog challenge sketch this week.
Items Used.

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Pear Pizazz, Regal Rose
Card Stock: Pear Pizazz, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Other Items: Reinker Regal Rose Flower from Pretties Kit (retired), rhinestones, Pear Pizazz Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Scalloped Border Punch.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Black, Red, White and Silver

Hi Everyone, Been almost a week since I posted, oh well, just been really busy. Anyway over at Friday mash up they have a color challenge on. Black, Red, White and Silver. So this is my card for the challenge.
Thanks for looking

Stamps: Mo Manning Hockey Boy
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Image Colored with Stamping Up  Markers Real Red, Basic Black Blush Blossom, and Soft Suede
Other things used: Decorative Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scissors, Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder and Versamark Ink.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

skiing snowman

This is my submission for the Friday Mashup challenge this week, which is snowman
The snowman is one of the first stamps I bought, don't remember what company it is from,
but anyway. He's so cute and I love using him even now. I paired him up with Lovely As A Tree, and Sincere Salutations.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snowswirled Tree

This card was inspired by the Stamping 411 challenge. As soon as I seen the sketch I knew which set I wanted to use. Oh what a great set this is and can be done in many colors and looks great. I used pacific point ink to color the ribbon, which originally is whisper white, I also used Pacific Point on the snowflakes, but stamped off first as I didn't want them quite as bold as the tree.
Thanks for looking

Items Used:
Stamps: Snowswirled
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Accessories: Rhinestones, Rhinestone brad, 1/2 in whisper white grosgrain ribbon,

Peaceful Season

This card was inspired by the sketch on the Friday Mashup Challenge blog. I just love this stamp set and wanted to use it as soon as I seen the sketch. I used the Holly stamp and stamped off first before stamping onto the very vanilla card stock with the edges of the leaf, then sponged ink onto it as well as on the oval with always artichoke, The holly at the bottom on the oval, is a piece of the designer paper cut out and put on with dimensionals
Thanks for looking.
Items used:
Stamps: Peaceful Season
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Designer Paper: Deck the Halls
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Modern Label, Large Oval
Accessories: Always Artichoke seam binding, Antique Gold Brads Paper Snips, Sponge, Mat Pack, Piercing tool, dimensionals, snail adhesive

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Snowswirled Snowflakes

This card was inspired by the sketch at Stamping 411.
Items used.
Stamps: snowswirled
Card stock Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Early Espresso Ribbon, Northern Frost Die, dimensionals, snail adhesive. Big Shot.
Thanks for Looking

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Lineup

holiday lineup
This card was made using the sketch from the Sweet Stop Sketch blog.
Items used
Stamps:  Stamping Up: Holiday Line up,
                  Hero Arts: Holiday Cheer Messages
Inks: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, and Real Red Whisper White, Close to Cocoa (Retired)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Real Read, More Mustard
Techniques: Faux Wood, Water coloring with inks and Aqua Painters
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch,  Wide Striped Old Olive Ribbon
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Embroidery with Beads on Cards

Hi Everyone, well as a lot of my friends know I don't only do stamped cards. I love to do any type of card that is out there, this is one of the types that I love to play with. I also do 3d pictures, as well as just embroidery, along with every once in a while I'll do some parchment craft. That I've not done in quite some time, I'm thinking the new year I will play with it again, anyway, here is a sample of one of the embroidery with beads cards.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Easel Card

This is a card I did as a prototype for another one that i have to do It will also be a birthday card, but will be personalized for the person. I think on the one that I will give to the lady for her friend, I will change it up so that the big flowers are blue, and the smaller ones are real red, and I will use some paper from retired Bella Rose. Anyway this card also follows the sketch at Stamping 411, that wasn't intentional, just happened that way and it also covers another challenge called  Challenge up your Life, which was to do an easel card.
Items used:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted (retired)
Card Stock: Night of Navy, All Natural Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Paper, Deck the Halls
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy
Accessories: Crochet Ribbon, Sizzlets Beautiful Wings Die, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Nestabilites, Scallop Border Punch, Self Adhesive Pearls.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Days of Gratitude Thank You

This is my card that I made for the Friday Mash Up this week, which was a color combo of Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and More Mustard
Items used:
Stamps Day of Gratitude
Card Stock, More Mustard, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Inks More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Versamark
Acessories: More Mustard Button, Paper Snips, Dimensions, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Modern Labels Punch, Word Window Punch

Thanks for looking.

A Cardinal Christmas

This is my card for the sketch over at Stamping 411.  The cardinal was stamped twice and cut out and popped up, the berries, are colored then a drop of crystal effects on them to give them some shine.

The items used for this card.
Stamps: Cardinal Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Whisper White, All Natural White, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper E. F., Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Big Shot, Crystal Effects,
Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive.

Thanks for looking

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bells and Boughs

This is a card that I've done for the Friday Mash Up this week, I loved the sketch they gave us to work with. I used my favorite Christmas set and paper this year. Bells and Boughs Stamp set and Deck the Halls Designer paper. I took the second picture hoping that you could see the shimmer on the bells, as I used shimmer paint and soft suede ink to paint them.

For this card I used:

Stamps: Bells and boughs, Four the Holidays
Ink, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke Soft Suede Stazon
Paint: Champagne shimmer paint
Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities, cherry cobbler button, linen thread, sponge, scallop trim border punch, blender pen

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tags til Christmas Ornament

This is the latest for the sketch over at Stamping 411. I try to do the sketch each week, last week was a bad week and never got to it, but I hope to do it eventually anyway.
Items used for this card:
Stamping Up : Watercolor trio, Tags til Christmas
Hero Arts: Many Merry Messages
Card Stock, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Punch Tool, Mat Pack, paper trimmer, gold elastic (retired), 1 1/4 in circle punch, scalloped circle punch 13/8 circle punch, sponge

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Friday Mashup Challenge

Well I was jumping around in blog land yesterday I found a new challenge blog, called Friday Mashup where they offer a different challenge each Friday, This week it was a color combo of Crumbcake, Always Artichoke, and Cherry Cobbler, so this is the card I came up with. It's a bad picture really as you can't see the spritz of Champagne shimmer paint or the ornaments done with the dazzling diamonds. So will try and take another picture in the daylight, which is a hard thing to do now as it gets dark before I get home from work and dark when I get up in the morning.
Thanks for looking
Items used.
Stamp sets: Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Versamark
accessories: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, Champagne Shimmer paint.
Scalloped trim Border and Corner Punches

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lovely as a Tree Christmas

Here is my take on the sketch this week at Stamping 411. When I saw the sketch I wanted to do something different than making three panels the same. So I got out the lovely as a tree set, stamped, then over stamped it with versamark, and used heat and stick powder and then dazzling diamonds glitter.
Items used
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark
Accessories:  Dots embossing folder, big shot, silver brads, gemstone brad, night of navy ribbon,

Thanks for looking

Friday, October 1, 2010

Princess Birthday

Hi Everyone, I have an urge once in a while to do a some different types of cards that don't necessarily have all stamping up products. Today was one of those days I guess. After doing the fall card in the below post, I thought I would like to put some ink on a new stamp I got not too long ago so here is the end result.
I used markers and blender pens to color princess Tilda, For her hair I used so saffron, for her skin I used blush blossom and blushing bride, for her shoes I used crumb cake, for the pinafore and gloves  I used pink pirouette, for the top of the dress underneath I used pretty in pink and for the outer part of the dress I used melon mambo, so a whole lot of pink going on. The papers I used are retired papers from Sweet Always, Sweet Pea Designer Pack, and another package that I can't remember the name of. This is made for two challenges:

Double Dutch Challenge: Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Pink and Brown

Day of Gratitude

Here is a card I did using the popping pastels technique, using the new set that I got at the Hamilton Stamping Up Regional Convention. At first I wasn't fond of the set, but then I looked at it closer and found that I actually like it, and the number of things I think you can do with it. Also I used the popping pastels technique which was featured on the Stamping 411 site this week, so if you don't know how to do this go over and check it out.  This card can be used for a number of challenges out there right now.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Season's Change
Tuesday Taggers: Here Comes Autumn
Stampin for the Weekend: Autum Inspiration
Kreative Stempelfreunde: Autum
Craftilicious Challenge : Harvest Festival/Autumn

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas

This was a card designed using the Stamping 411 sketch this week. I would have preferred to use the Cherry Cobbler seam binding on this I think, but I haven't gotten it yet. Oh well maybe when I get it I will do a second card and see if I like it better.
Thanks for looking

Items used:
Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Inks: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Designer Paper: Deck the Halls
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Gold Embossing powder, and 1/4 in grosgrain ribbon-early espresso

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Glitter Birthday

Here is a card I did after reviewing the technique on Stamping 411. I had done this technique before on a few Christmas cards, but never really thought to do it on a birthday card until I seen Kerin's card over there.
Anyway here is what I came up with, for last Thursday's Technique Tutorial

Items used:

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Water Color Trio
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Heat Tool, Marina Mist 1/8 taffeta ribbon, Scalloped oval punch and large oval punch

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Anniversary

This is a card I did that follows the Stamping 411 challenge. I did it last night but needed some good light to take the picture. I put it onto the stand I made and it worked out great, the picture is much better, or at least I think so.

Items used:
Stamps: Cheers to You, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Elegant Soiree
Ink/Paint: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Versamark 
Accessories: Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch, Wide Oval Punch, 1/4 inch satin ribbon from stash,XL Decorative Label Punch, #2 paint brush, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Frosty the Snowman

This is the first card I've made today, I really like this little snowman from the Jolly Old Saint Nick set that is new in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. It reminds me of Frosty the snowman, the lovable snowman from the cartoon. I think it is the  plumpness of him and the smile on his face.
Anyway I used the sketch from the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog.

Items Used:
Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick
Card Stock: Real Red, Glorious Green (retired), Bashful Blue
Designer Paper, Candy Cane Christmas (holiday mini) and retired stuff from Sweet Pea set
Punches: scalloped oval, Large Oval, Snowflake
Miscellaneous: nestabilities, dazzling diamonds glitter, silver brad, 1/8 inch ribbon (holiday mini)

Thanks again for looking

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fast and Fabulous

This is the card I've done for this weeks sketch at Stamping 411.

For this card I used the following
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp sets: En Francais, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Fast and Fabulous
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Early Expresso, Cajun Craze
Ribbon, 5/8 chocolate chip, 1/8 in whisper white, dyed with pumpkin pie ink
Punches: designer label, 3/8 circle, 1 3/4 circle, large oval, 1/16 hand held
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Well I guess there are a number of us getting into the spirit of making Christmas cards or at least trying to get a head start on making them. This card was done for two challenges and it uses the new designer paper, as well as the new ribbon, and set Jolly Old Saint Nick from the Holiday Mini catalogue which just was released on the first of Sept. So far I must say that this is the best Holiday catalogue I've seen. There is something for the cute, something for the young and young at heart, and even some of the old vintage style stuff. Also Stampin Up has come out with some really nice fabric to enjoy doing your holiday sewing as well. So if you need anything or want to browse, just click on the picture of the catalogue and it will take you there.
This Card was inspired by the sketch at Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge, and by using this paper and design it called for Distressing which is what Stamptacular Sunday challenge is wanting us to do this week.

Items used:
Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Morsel Greetings (See-D's)
Card stock, Real Red, Early Expresso,
Designer Paper: Deck the Halls
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride.
Accessories: tombow glue,dimensionals, glue dots,  dazzling diamonds, distress tool, 1/8 in real red taffeta ribbon, real red button, linen thread

Angelic Joy

This card was done for the Stamping 411 Challenge. I used the new Stamp called Angelic Joy from the Holiday Mini catalogue. It has some nice sayings with it as well. I will show you another card later in the week made with her as well. She's so pretty. I colored her with inks and aqua brush, with exception to her halo and wings, they were painted with paint brush using the champagne shimmer paint, the lines in the wings were all I outlined with the paint, didn't want too much. 
Thanks for looking Cindy
For this card I used:
Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Bashful blue
Inks Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Daffodil delight, Blush Blossom
Paper: Gold Waffle Paper, Candy Cane Christmas
Accessories: Nestabilities, small and large oval punch, gold embossed sticker words, dimensionals, big shot, sticky half back pearls.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Stamping 411 Challenge

Here's is my take on the Stamping 411 challenge this week, I personally am not as happy with this one, but then maybe some of you can make suggestions. Thanks for looking

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In The Pink

This is the card I came up with for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week. The theme is in the Pink, so the card is supposed to be based on that one color, I used various shades from pretty in pink, regal rose, and the new core color melon mambo, just love that color, Thanks for looking

Supplies used, Stamps: Bells and Boughs ( available Sept 1), poinsettia Verve
Paper: sweet always (retired), sweet and sour specialty
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
accessories: Nestabilities, Big Shot, glass seed beads, crystal effects, melon mambo ribbon (retired), dimensionals,

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Hi Everyone: This has been a card I've been thinking about doing for a while, or at least the scene part of it. The sketch is from Don't Waste Your Thursday Challenge, and this card also contains two different stamps to make the scene so it applies to the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge as well. And also for the Winter Wonderland challenge, as their theme this week is Walking in a Winter Wonderland.
Anyway these are the deets on the card:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Dasher
Card Stock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Accessories: Stickles, Ribbon from stash, and Snowflake brads, also from my stash.

Thanks again for looking

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Stamping 411 Challenge again

This is my take on the Stamping 411 sketch this week. I have a lady at work who asked for some congratulations cards and I didn't have a one in my stash, so here is the first one that I've made, will make about a half dozen more and then she can choose, which she likes. The flower was colored using aqua painter and ink from the rose red ink pad to match the colors of the paper and ink used.
Thanks again for looking
Stamps Whimsical Words (Retired) Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Sweet and Sour Specialty
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, and Always Artichoke
Ribbon 1/4 inch Chocolate Chip (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, nestabilities, paper cutter, flower, aqua brush, rhinestone brad

Monday, August 16, 2010


Hi Everyone, Well this card came about cause I found a sketch on Splitcoaststampers that I really liked, but of course I modified it a bit, it was #150, anyway I really liked it and love the paper that is in the background, it just fit the tree theme, which I was going to do the thoughts and prayer tree but it wouldn't fit on to the small rectangle, and I didn't want to make it any bigger, as I like the double frame idea. Anyway so I thought ok I could use the trendy tree set, and this was the result from it. I was telling Julie that her card fit a couple of challenges out there, that I was looking, when she mentioned her card with the thoughts and prayers in it, a beauty she did too. Anyway so I guess mine fits those challenges as well. They are Cute Card Thursday, and Daring Card maker Challenge,and it also follows the Stamping B's Challenge as always thanks for looking.
For this card the following was used:
Stamp set, trendy trees
Card stock Garden green, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White
Paper: Woodland Walk
Accessories: Stamp majig, sponges, small oval and large oval punch.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday

Hi Everyone,

This card is for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, which was to use Buttons and a Bow on your card. The buttons are made with a die, since I didn't have the right colored ones that I needed for the card.

Stamp set: Watercolor Trio, Tiny Tags
Nestabilities: Scalloped Oval and Oval
Ribbon: Was Very Vanilla 5/8 Satin Ribbon, but I colored it with Poppy Parade Ink
Markers: Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, and Peach Parfait
Paper is from the Sunny Garden Set
Card Stock: Peach Parfait,  Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Acessories big shot, small jewelry tag punch, bow easy linen thread, buttons die

Stamping 411 Challenge

For this weeks Challenge at Stamping 411 I used the following

Stamp set: For All You Do
Paper: Sunny Garden
Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Scalloped Border Punch, Curly Label Punch, Embosslit Wings Die, Big Shot

Thanks for looking,


Hi Everyone, I just want to let everyone know that any comments they posted to my cards, I did read them and published them but somehow I must have deleted them as well. as I can't find them anywhere. Sorry about this as I really do appreciate any comments and feedback on my cards.
Thanks again

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mojo Monday on Saturday

Here's the card I did the for Mojo Monday Blog Challenge this week.

Stamps: For All You Do, All Holidays
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Designer Paper: Cottage Wall (retired)
Accessories: metallic brad assortment, pinking hearts border punch, 1/2 inch Navy Satin Ribbon, nestabilities Labels #4 dies
Thanks for looking

Let It Snow

This is a card I did today following the Sweet Stop Challenge Blog Sketch. It was a fun one to do.

Supplies used:
Card Stock, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Designer Paper:  S.E.I winter song pack
Punches: Stamping Up: Ticket Corner, Scalloped Border, Marvy: small snowflake
Stamp: Stamping Up- Big on Christmas
Stamping Up Markers: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive,
Other Accessories: White Organdy Ribbon from Stash, Stamping Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Tombow multi two way glue,

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Monday Everyone

Well my friend Julie and I are always issuing each other challenges, or finding ones on blogs to give us inspiration. Yesterday I picked this one for us, It is the sketch from Just Us Girls Challenge. It was fun to do. Here's my take on the sketch, and you can find Julie's blog on my sidebar and go hop over there and give her some love. She did a great job on it. I'm not much into untraditional Christmas colors myself, but this card is cool
For this card I used the new Blueberry Crisp designer paper. The new Hostess level one set, silhouette sayings set, the Oval All stamp set, For punches I used the lace trim border punch the scalloped oval border punch and the large oval punch, The card stock is Night of Navy and Pacific Point. Ink was Pacific point and always artichoke.
Thanks again for looking.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sweet Stop Challenge 68

Hi All this was done in conjunction with the Sweet Stop Challenge #68, As soon as I seen the sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
The stamps I used were Upsy Daisy and Silhouette Sentiments ( Hostess set)
The paper is from the Lap of Luxury set love that paper.
The colors are pretty in pink, concord crush (new in color) and very vanilla
I used the scalloped circle punch the 13/8 circle punch, 1/14 circle punch, scalloped trim border and corner punches.
 Both the ribbon and the buttons are pretty in pink, the ribbon 5/8 satin and the buttons from the subtles collection of buttons.
Again Thanks for taking a look
All comments are welcome

Bugs and Kisses

Hi everyone, well today's project was based on the Color Throwdown Challenge.  

This card uses the following:
Stamp Sets:
Embrace Life (retired)
Sweet Something
Bugs and Kisses

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Ribbon : Striped Old Olive (retired)
Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval 1 3/8 Circle
Other: dimensionals, window sheet, and sponge,
Thanks for looking

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Musical Birthdays


 These are two cards I made following the Stamping 411 Sketch this week
Both are music related birthday cards. One for a male and one for a female. I used  the new designer paper Elegant Soire for both cards. I love this new paper.
In the first one, the colors are baja breeze, crumbcake, and night of navy, for the card stock, the ribbon is navy, the birthday greeting is outlined by one of the many hardware pieces. Then I used not quite navy, crumb cake and baja breeze ink. love them together.

For the second one I changed the night of navy to basic black, and used the Guitar silhouette for the main image. The stars on the top corner are punched, large and the now retired small star. The greeting is from a retired set as well called riveting. Too bad, cause I like the set as it has all these circular greetings to them. Anyway thanks for looking. Cindy

Monday, August 2, 2010

Christmas Stockings

Hi Everyone this card was made for the Stamping 411 Challenge, They have some great sketches and colour combos there, Go take a look and see, they are great for the beginner as well as the seasoned stamper.

For this card I used the following
Stamp sets, Four the Holidays, Sparkly and Bright
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Ribbon: 5/8" Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border and Corner punches, and my Easy Bow Maker.
Thanks for looking, have a great day

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone, I've been working on some more Christmas cards, these three are all similar but a bit different.
The first is done with Real Red and the retired Glorious Green. The second is done with Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi, and the final one is done with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. They were all stamped in black and colored with markers, The first two were then stamped with versamark ink, and then put heat and stick powder over that then the glitter for the background piece, then assembled. The third one I was going for a more vintage look, and tore the cardstock and inked it with distress ink, and stamped it with en francais stamp and then I crumpled the background and used distress on it as well. It also looks a bit aged from the water that was spritzed on it as well. You can't see it in the picture as the camera didn't pick it up but it also has gold spots on it throughout, as it was sprayed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and gold shimmer paint. love the effect that gives.
These cards also were done for the following challenges
1. Stamptacular Challenge: 
2. Stamp Something Challenge
3. Winter Wonderland Challenge: No Designer Paper

Thanks for looking. Cindy

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas Easel Card

Hi Everyone, thanks for stopping by, This is a card I made this morning. It's an easel card, if you don't know how to make them go to splitcoaststampers and go to the resource page and look it up there they are quite simple to make.
Supplies used for this card
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Baja Breeze all from SU
paper is from a stack I got on sale last year after Christmas
Stamp sets: Tree Trimmings , Heard from the Heart, both from SU
Miscellaneous:  Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds, snowflake punch, glue and dimensionals, and 5/8 inch satin ribbon SU