A diary of both my life and my art work, a reflection of time and growth.

Friday, November 30, 2007

We have a Winner!!

First off I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and for your visits you all make blogging so worth it.......LOL!!

Well I am unhappy to say that my shows were not on tonight and the one that was on is a repeat whaaaaa don't they know I need my weekly fix!!.....LMBO!!! Just seems to fit with the terrible I have had arrrggg........ I hate bad days!!

I will be answering some of the questions asked a little later, so watch out cause Nancy asked what was on my Christmas list it could be a long post!

Comment #50 Cathy please email me your addy and I will get these in the mail for you!! And here is what Cathy had to say

Cathy said...

Wow...now I call this CHOCOLATE! Stampin Chocolate! I would love to have these sweet stamps. I've seen so many cards made with these. I can't tell you enough how much I jsut love your creatie and talented projects. I look forward to ALL your UPDATES! Thanks so much for sharing your talent in blogland. One of your admirers....hopefully not stalker!
Thanks for a chance at this CHOCOLATE!


Christmas Jammies

I love getting a new pair of jammies for Christmas, oh heck i love jammies all year round! If I am at home I am in my jammies, or at least in my jammie pants I only get dressed to leave the house, for me comfort is everything......LOL!! Funny thing is Jason and the kids are the same way.....LMBO!! Stephanie comes home from school and puts her jammies on right away and when I met Jason he didn't even own jammies now he has quite a few pairs......LMBO!!

Anyhoo I made this card for today's limited supply challenge the challenge was to miniature stamps, along with a sentiment, flourishes (optional), one embellishment kind, 2 tools, and limited layers. So this is what I came up with a criss cross card when I began to assemble it, it reminded me of Christmas jammies so I just went with it.

Thank you so much for sharing some of your Christmas traditions with us!! I will share a few of ours with you. On the first snowfall of every year and around here that is late November early December we have popcorn and hot chocolate I started this with the girls when they were little and they love this tradition! One other one is we all get new jammies on Christmas eve last year we didn't even get dressed on christmas we all had a jammie day.

The girls also like to make cookies on Christmas eve for Santa they had a blast doing this last year! We always make time to tour the town for Christmas lights, and we really like the church walk our town puts on, all the churches get together and decide a theme and we travel from church to church with candles, when you get to the churches you sings some Christmas songs, some have a little skit for you others have wonderful stories to share and at the last church there is soup, hot chocolate, buns, and goodies for everyone. It is really nice!

Dont forget to enter for myblog chocolate I will be drawing later this evening!!

Supplies: Rubber stamp tapestry (hearts), House mouse (sentiment), Real red, old olive, river rock, dashing DP, real red and black ink, Round tab punch, buttons, corner rounder punch, and a dimensional.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Burgundy Poinsettias

Burgundy Poinsettias are my favorite!! Then would have to be the cream colored one I love them but with having 2 dogs, Emmie is good but Phoebe is still a terror, and a little daycare kiddie I don't get to have any this year *insert pouting lip here*.......LMBO!! Actually I made this card for today's way to use it challenge the challenge was to use Metallic paper and I just happened to have a very small stash of some brushed gold card stock.

The Poinsettias and sentiment are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry , Holiday Plate 1 and Word Plate 1 I also used Versa Color Burgundy and Encore Gold inks that can be found here Inks. I used to Burgundy stickles to highlight the petal on the poinsettias it is so pretty and sparkly!

Don't forget to enter for my Blog Chocolate , it's yummy!!

Supplies: Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps, Holiday plate 1, Word plate one, Bravo burgundy, White and Brushed Gold card stock, Versa color Burgundy ink, Encore gold ink, Cuttlebug, brads, ribbon, ticket corner punch, stickles and dimensionals.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's Time For Some Chocolate!!

OK so I am a little late posting but technically it still is later today.....ROTFLMBO!! So here is what is up for grabs!! Both sets are from Flourishes, Flourished Christmas (I love this set) and Flourished Elements their latest release so pretty!! I just want to thank each and every one of you that stop by my blog, you make it so rewarding, so now I want to reward you!!

So what do you have to do to get a this yummy blog Chocolate???!!??? Well leave me a comment on this post it can be whatever you would like, just saying hello, asking a question, suggestions or if you are feeling up to it I would love to hear about your Christmas traditions, however it is not mandatory!

I will randomly draw a name on Friday night after I have watched some of my favorite shows Ghost whisperer, Moonlight, and Numb3rs!! So that should be around 9 pm pacific standard time!!


Happy Wedding Day!!

No I don't actually know anyone who is getting married, wish I did maybe in the spring who knows....LOL! This sketch is from today's sketch challenge found here Sketch 152. At first I didn't like the sketch but as the card transformed I started to like it. I has originally chosen different colors, stamps and embellishments to work with but nothing seemed right, know what I mean?? So I ended up with a wedding card........ROTF strange how it all works out!

The centers of the flowers have a little drop of gold stickles in the center, so pretty in real life. I also used the Holiday Harmony DP in the bacground and on the layers.

Well I have 2 things to celebrate, 400 posts and my blogaversary passed on October, so you know what time that is yep time for some Blog Chocolate and I have something super yummy cooked up for you!! I will be back a lttle later today to post it!! I am so excited are you?

Supplies: Piece of cake (PT), Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Shimmer White card stock, Holiday Harmony DP, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, inks, Brads, Ribbon, Stickles and Dimensionals.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Flourished Christmas

I just love the Flourished Christmas from Flourishes the tree is just so pretty! I stamped the tree onto Shimmery White card stock in Old Olive ink and added some bling to decorate it.

The desiger paper is Figgy Pudding you can find it at Embellish-It Scrapbooking isn't it just the prettiest paper I love this paper pack by Basic Grey it is so versatile it has cute paper, elegant paper, solid colors, it's got a bit of everything to suit every taste.

I used this sketch E-ISC01 it is the first one from the Design Team members of Embellish-It Scrapbooking such a great layout! Thank you Michelle and Tracy for setting up the challenge!

Don't you just love the yummy ribbon I was able to get in on Jody's Ribbon Share and I have to tell you I just love this ribbon, it is exactly like Stampin Up's wide satin ribbon.

Jason had to go out of town do some installations for his work yesterday, man I hope he makes it home today I miss him so much and who is going to shovel the driveway!!.....ROTF! Actually Megan loves shoveling the driveway don't know why, but she loves it and she does a pretty decent job too! We got a pretty good amount of snow during the night hopefully that's if for a while, I love the snow but like it better just on the grass.

Supplies: Flourished Christmas, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Shimmer White, card stock, figgy Pudding DP, Old Olive ink, Bling, Brads, Ribbon and Dimesionals.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Purely Holiday Nuggets

Today's TLC challenge was to make a clear sleve nugget box, so fun!! I used my Flourished Christmas to stamp Merry Christmas on the card (3x3). I just love the elegance of the sentiment so pretty!

I had a few requests yesterday for the template for Mrs. Claus you can find it in my archives and here is a direct link His and Hers Valentines. Just print it off onto a 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of paper and it will be to size.

Supplies:Flourished Christmas, Purely Pomegranate card stock, Holiday Harmony Dp, Acetate, Purely Pomegranate ink, Flat backed pearls, Ribbon.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mrs. Claus...........?!

Ever wonder why Santa Claus hurries home on Christmas! Well look what is awaiting him home *wink *wink*.......LOL! Mrs. Claus is always eager for her man to get home! I will keep his post short I spilled coffee on my keyboard yesterday and I am missing some very important letters, so until they dry out my keyboard is pretty much out of commission.

Supplies: Verve Visual winter wonderland, real red, creamy caramel, card stock, creamy caramel, brilliance cloud white, inks, bling, ribbon, boa, brad, dimensionals


Friday, November 23, 2007

Let It Snow...........

Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go
,Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I love Christmas songs!! I made this card for today's limited supply challenge, the challenge was to make some sensational snowflake cards. Use mostly neutral colors: choose from shades of brown, shades of gray, or black & white. Then add just a teeny tiny bit of color with ink, watercolors, and/or embellishments. Well I normally don't play this challenge as i like my supplies anything but limited......ROTF!!!

So this is what I came up with, I'm not too sure about it yet but as the day goes on it will probably grow on me more. We finally brought all out Christmas trees upstairs yes I said trees we have 6 full size trees!!! I can't wait to get them decorated this weekend, each one has it's own theme. I Love Christmas!!! I will try to post pictures when they are done. It appears my ex husband had invited himself and his girlfriend over for Christmas day now that they live in the area....Oh such big fun can't hardly wait................can you hear the sarcasm!!! All I can say is I have the best hubby in the world to welcome and accept this idea he is so much more tolerable then me......LOL!! I will just keep repeating I love my kids and this is for them!!! Who knows with my Dad's passing this summer and having no family in the area maybe it will tirn out to be a blessing. I miss my Dad so much!!

Supplies: Verve Visual Winter Wonderland, White and Black card stock, Black, Real red, and Versa Mark, White EP, Ribbon, and dimesionals.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Lulu's Sweet Delights

Aww isn't she cute!! Today's way to use it challenge was to use stitching either real or faux, since I don't have a sewing machine faux will have to do. What a lucky kitty who wouldn't want to have a pile of yummy treats!! I got this set from All That Scraps in the mail yesterday I think she is the sweetest!

The gumdrops are covered with Doodlebug's Sugar coated glitter also found at All That Scraps makes the candies almost appear real, so yummy! The chocolates are covered with clear embossing powder just to give them a slight sheen. And of course I used the dashing DP again.......LOL!

Michelle said...

Lookin' good Kelly - I do have to ask though...how many packs of the Dashing Paper did you buy?!!!!!!!!!!!

** WINK WINK ***

Just teasing!

The answer Michelle so far is one!! I know!! These paper packs go on forever and I still have half the pack in full sheets not even cut yet can you believe it??!! However my Real red card stock is dwindling down quickly.............ROTF!!

Happy thanksgiving to all my American friends!!

I am so thankful to have such a kind and wonderful husband who also happens to be my best friend!! Who is also a stamper with a super cool Chicken who did it story, which is down to the last 3 episodes be sure to check it out!! Home of the Chicken Who did it!

I am so thankful for my girls, they are truly a blessing every day!!

I am thankful for all of you who visit and leave me wonderful comments and emails, you always make me feel so loved and blessed!!

I am thankful to live in a free country!!

I am thankful for my family, their health, my friends, and so many other things that if I wrote them all out you may have to read on forever.....LOL!

Supplies: All in a row, Lulu's sweet delights, Real red, River rock, Shimmer White, and Dashing DP, Black ink, Copics, Doodlebug's Sugar coated glitter, Clear EP, Heat and Stick powder, Versa Mark pen, Brads, Ribbon, Liquid appliqué and Dimesionals


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Dashing Sketch

This card was made for today's sketch challenge, at first I thought it was too simple a design but I really like how this card turned out! I really like how the bow finished this card off, then again I do love big red bows *wink* I think hubby should get me something and put a big red bow on it.......LOL!

Wishing everyone who is traveling for Thanksgiving a safe journey!!

Supplies: Inkadinkado stamps, Real red, old olive river rock and dashing dp, real red ink, cuttlebug, bling, ribbon, glimmer mist, and dimesionals


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Flourished Christmas

I made this card for today's colors challenge Wild Wasabi or Garden Green and Pretty in pink. I had just received my order from Flourishes yesterday and thought this would be the perfect time to ink up the tree from Flourished Christmas I just love this fancy tree it is so elegant! I stamped the tree on Shimmery White card stock in Garden Green then I decorated the tree with some pink, green, clear and yellow bling when the light hits it, it looks amazing!

Looks like we might be seeing some snow here today, a few little flakes have been squeezed out so if the temperature stays the same for the day we should have a decent amount by the end of the day, so glad i got my winter tires put on this weekend! If you would like to check out today's color challenge you can find it here Pretty Wasabi .

Thank you so much for all your Congratulatory wishes, it has meant so much to me!!

Supplies: Flourished Christmas, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green, Shimmery White card stock, Figgy Pudding DP, Garden green ink, Bling, Ribbon Ticket corner punch, brads and Dimesionals.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Same But Different And Some Exciting News!!

I have been keep a secret for the past couple of days..............scandalous I know *wink*!! I have been selected to be on the Flourishes design team!!!! I will be working along some super talented women and one of my most favorite stampers Sharon Johnson will be the Design Team leader!!

Tracy Durcan and
Leslie Miller are returning design team members!!

Here are Flourishes newest Design Team Members

Janine Tinklenberg
Natasha Trupp
Lisa Somerville
Dee Jackson

Congratulations to each and everyone one of you!!! I look forward to working with all you talented ladies!!

Now on to the card......LOL!! I have been holding this card back for a while as it was the card I made for the final round of the flourishes Design Team pick. It is very similar to yesterday's card just jazzed up! I love this card!! I love these colors and the cake from Papertrey is so pretty! For this card I added pearls to the center of the flowers, added ribbon to the main image and a flower for a final touch amazing how two cards can be same but different!!

Supplies: Piece of cake (PT), Butterfly Kisses (PT), Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, White (PT), Soft Sky prints DP, Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke inks, Pearls, ribbon, brads, Pretties Kit and Dimensionals.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Birthday Wishes For You

I just love these colors together so pretty! They make such a delicious cake!! Not too sure if you can tell but the center of the flowers have a drop a baby blue stickles in the center, very soft and subtle in real life.

Well it has finally happened my studio has gotten so messy that I have to clean it, anyone want to do it for me??? *wink* I had such a hard time finding all my things, I lost the paper cutter, paper piercing tool, tape runner, inks yep it is officially been declared a hazardous area......LOL!

Supplies: Piece of cake (PT), Butterfly Kisses (PT), Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, White (PT), Soft Sky prints DP, Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate, Mellow Moss inks, Stickles, ribbon, brads, ticket Corner punch and Dimensionals.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Pretty Flakes and Big News

Ever have one of those cards where everything went wrong............well meet mine! End result i love it the process no so much!! First off choosing colors originally I wanted to use soft sky instead of river rock but none of the DP seemed to work for me, then I was going to use the Dashing DP but couldn't get a feel for today. So That's how I ended up with these colors.

I can't tell you how many shapes I punched before I decided on these ones, I had to reposition so many times the glue would slide a bit and set everything off center augggggg....... OK then I couldn't find anything on my desk shhhh. don't ask it is so messy!!

I finally manged to scrap this together with just a thread of sanity.......LOL! The sketch is from Beate's weekend sketch and the other challenge I took was Sharron's Quick Measures .

Fot the big news...........I am on the new Design Team for Embellish It Scrapbooking !!! I will be working along side these very talented ladies!! I am so excited!!

Ana Wohlfahrt
Cindy Motherway
Julie Okada
Suzy (sorry, I don't have her last name)
Michelle Giraud
Michelle Pearson
Kim Prince
Tracy Hargrove

I will get links to their blogs up a little later today!

Supplies: Snowflakes, Verve Visual Winter Wonderland, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, Brocade DP, Purely Pomegranate ink, Stickles, Ticket corner punch, scalloped Circle and Square punch, white gel pen. brads, bling, ribbon and Dimesionals.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Had A..............

Very shinny nose and if you ever saw it............. I love that song especially the way Alan Jackson sings it! Today's way to use it challenge was to use unique brads, well I have been sitting on these Rudolph brads for over a year now.....LOL! Nothing like hoarding everything........... I confess I am a huge hoarder.

I have got to tell you I am so in love with this dashing paper!! And who doesn't love a big red bow............... I love big red bows it usually means it's going to be a yummy gift! I love yummy gifts don't you?

Supplies: Festive Favorites, Real Red, Old Olive, River rock, WW, and Dashing DP, Black ink, Stickles, Brads, Ribbon, Liquid appliqué, Ticket corner punch, Copic markers and Dimensionals


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Festive Sketch

I made this card for today's Sketch challenge I just love this sketch, so many layers, and I love layers. You can't tell in the picture but the cuttlebugged layer has been spritzed with Glimmer Mist and the snow has stickles added to it, it is very pretty in real life, I just can't seem to get the camera to catch the glimmer mist aughhh..... maybe I need to take some photography classes.

I chose to use snowman because it was so frosty this morning...... get it frosty.......ROTF.........OK....... I know it is only funny to me........LOL!

Supplies: Festive favorites, Real Red, Old Olive, River Rock, Dashing DP (SU), Black ink, Copics, stickles (ICE), Ribbon, ticket corner punch, Brads, Holly Leaves and Berry Brads (Making Memories),Glimmer Mist (snowflake), Cuttlebug, and Dimensionals.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Frosted Santa

I made this card for today's color challenge, love the colors together Creamy Caramel, White and Purely Pomegranate. I tried a new technique or at least new to me I applied a coat of Crystal Effects over the Santa image and coated it with micro beads, in real life it has almost a frosted glass look.

I love this Santa stamp, it is just a beautiful image. Well we are now back to normal after our long weekend, I am almost a little sad thought I so do enjoy sleeping in a bit......LOL!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here CC140. I have been getting quite a few email regarding the Holly Leaves and berry brads, they are made by Making Memories sold in a package with 24 leaves and 12 brads so enough to make 12 complete hollies. I got mine at our local craft supply store, so I'm not too sure who is carrying them.

Supplies: Santa from Stampfransico, Baroque Motifs, Weathered BG, Creamy Caramel, White and Purely Pomegranate card stock, White and Purely Pomegranate inks, micro beads, ribbon, brads, crystal effects, and dimensionals.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Thank You My Friend and Goodie Bag

My Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps got here this weekend and I have got to tell you I just love them!! The card was made using Nature Plate 3 and word Plate 1. I just love the contrast of the black and River rock together!!

The Goodie bag was made using a coffee bag, the top was folded like a paper fan then bringing the two sides together to create the pleated look and a ribbon and tag!! I used the Gingerbread Wreath Set to create the pattern alternation small, and large gingerbread men with candy canes. It was such a fun project to make I only wish I had of had some baked goodies to put in it.......LOL! Me bake???? Nah that's why they have bakeries......LOL! I can bake just not well!

Thank You Friend Supplies

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Nature plate 3, word plate 1, Black, River Rock and White card stock, Versa magic Midnight Black, Oval cutter, Bling, ribbon, Glitter and Dimensionals

Homemade Goodies

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry Gingerbread Wreath, Versa color Cardinal, Versa magic Gingerbread, Red, Caramel and White card stock, Scalloped and circle punches, Bling, Ribbon, Silver Cord, Coffee Bag.

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Another Hot Chocolate Card

I decided to make another hot chocolate card in the more traditional Christmas colors, instead of putting hot chocolate in the pocket inside you could put cash, gift certificate, check so many options. If you need the pattern for this card you will find it under the tutorials link on the sidebar.

I just love this tree from Papertrey it is so sweet! I just got a bunch of goodies in the mail so I am off to lock myself in my studio for the day.....LOL! I hope to get a few projects done that I will be able to share with you soon.

Supplies: Believe Papertrey, Real red, old olive, river rock, WW dashing dp, Black ink, Copics, cuttlebug, ribbbon, brads, holly and berry brads, ticket corner punch and dimensionals.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Comfort and Joy

When I got Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding paper pack I knew I wanted to make a tag card with it, the paper is just gorgeous!!

If you want to try one of these cards you will find the tutorial here at Beate's Blog Double Pocket Card I just love these cards they are so cute!

I hope everyone is having a super weekend, I plan to spend a lot of in my studio weekend creating up a storm.....LOL!

Supplies: All in Row, Verve Visual, Winter Wonderland, Papertey, Holiday treats, River Rock, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Figgy Pudding DP, Black, Soft Sky, River rock inks, Eyelets, brads, Ribbon, stickles, Italian paper clips, Circle punch.


Friday, November 09, 2007

Snow Bunny

Snowbunnybella was just screaming to be inked up, how could I say no...........ROTFLMBO!! Isn't she just the sweetest? I have been wanting to put these colors together for a while and thought she would be perfect for that.

Well it's another friday....whew I love the weekend no daycare kiddie so I can stamp whenever I want not that I always do *blushing* but I love the option being open. During the week I have such a small window to stamp I have from 6:55 am- 7:45 am then she is here until 3:30 at which time I have to pick up Jay then dinner, yadayada........ I won't bore you with a ll the details, but on the weekend the world is my oyster...........LOL! And for the bonus here in Canada it is a long weekend!! Woohoo 3 days!!

Wishing everyone a super weekend!!

Supplies: Snowbunnybella, Verve Visual Winter Wonderland, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, White (PT) card stock, Soft Sky designer prints DP, Black, Purely Pomegranate, inks, Copics, Stickles, Snowflake button, Ribbon, Liquid Appliqué, Ticket Corner punch, Brads, and Dimesionals


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Father Christmas

I got this stamp from Stamp Francisco a couple of years ago and I love it, I love vintage Santa's!! This is my first attempt at cracked glass, I didn't have any UTE so I had to use my regular clear EP it took 10 coats!! I thought is was never going to take.....LOL!

Today's Way To Use It challenge was to use velvet, well i have been sitting on this velvet paper for over two years, it is gorgeous paper in real life not too sure if the photo captured how pretty it really is. This paper was left over from our wedding invitations, I wish I had more of it, but I have never been able to find it again.

Well my sister did phone last night and............ the ultrasound and Mammogram showed no cause for concern.........whew......... her doctor will get the full report and her blood work next week but as far as the techs were concerned there is no cause for concern. Thank you for all who prayed and kept her in your thoughts, it has meant the world to us God is good.

Supplies: Santa from Stamp Francisco, Bravo Burgundy, River rock, VV card stock, Velvet DP, Bravo burgundy, River Rock ink, Brads, Ticket corner punch, Ribbon, Clear EP, Holly leaves and Berry brads, Stickles, and Dimesionals.


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers

I joined this thread I need a stamping and blogging buddy on SCS it is a group of blogger supporting one another, visiting each other encouraging on another, sounded like fun to me.

So I will introduce myself to the rest of the group, and the group to you.....LOL!

I am married to the most wonderful man who loves to stamp with me, we have 2 wonderful daughters aged 11&12 both girls are special needs so stamping is where I keep my sanity.....no just kidding the girls are awesome!! I am a bit of a hermit I love to stay home, I love spending time with my family and friends. If I could travel anywhere in the world I would probably go to England or Ireland, I don't care much for the heat but I love the rain....I know I weird.....LOL!

Sisterhood Blogging Stampers Roll Call

Distinct Ink
Stampin With Bubbas Princess
Laurie's Stamping and Scrappin Place
Ria Creations
Stamp with Marilyn
Whirlpool of Imagination
Gettin' Inky
Stampin' 4 my sanity
Gina's Creative Corner

I was tagged by Gina

so here it goes:

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
I would choose assorted emblellishments...I love embellishments did I mention love!!

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?
Stamps! You can do a lot more with stamps!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do?
I'm going to have to say awesome cards, my scrap booking is years behind....LOL!

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...
I'd rather have my scrapbooking room...that way when I want MY time I can have my time! :)

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style? Not sure what you would call it cute/pretty???? Not sure i really have a style.

Here are the rules…………..Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions……….make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging….Thanks!!

If you are reading this consider yourself tagged!


Holiday Happiness

I made this card for today's sketch challenge, I don't really know how I feel about it yet, hopefully it will grow on me throughout the day.....LOL! I not too sure if you can tell in the picture but the river rock layers has been sprayed with glimmer mist so in real life it has a very nice shimmer.

Well still no word from my sister, she should be heading home today, so maybe some news this evening *fingers crossed*

Just wanted to officially wish Erica a happy birthday today, I has such a good time at lunch yesterday, we really need to do that more often.

Supplies: Snowman from Inkadinkado, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Real red, river rock, old olive, dashing DP, Palette noir hybrid ink, Copics, Ribbon, Bling, Holly leaves and berry brad, brads, square punches, ticket corner punch, liquid appliqué, stickles, glimmer mist, cuttlebug, and dimensionals.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Piece Of Cake and A Present Too

Well can you guess what came in the mail yesterday??? Papertrey's new set Piece of Cake I love this set!! So cute and perfect timing because it is my friend Erica's Birthday (tomorrow) but we are doing lunch today because it is a pro D day here tomorrow. Erica is the one who introduced me stamping, she had been stamping for a few years and it looked like so much fun, the rest is history!! Anywho I inked it up right away to make her a birthday card.

I also made here a Origami box using this tutorial Origami Box from KWernerDesignsBlog she has an awesome video tutorial it was so easy to follow!!

Well I'm off to do lunch!!

Supplies: Card: Papertrey Piece of Cake, Pretty in pink, Chocolate chip, Shimmer white card stock, Au Chocolat DP, Versa Magic pixie pink, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive inks,Corner rounder punch, Ribbon Brads, Copics, and Dimesionals

Supplies Box: DP, Chocolate Chip card stock, Ribbon and stapler.


Monday, November 05, 2007

Dashing Double Pocket

Today TLC challenge on SCS was to make a horizontal pocket, meaning the pockets go on the longest side. I saw this tutorial Double Pocket Card on Beate's blog a while back and thought it would be perfect for today's TLC challenge. I love the style of this card and it was super easy to make!

My sister is leaving for Yellowknife today for her appointments at the hospital tomorrow, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as they travel about 5 hours each way on very snowy and icy roads, as well as keeping her in thoughts regarding her tests tomorrow. We are hoping for negative results. I will keep you posted on any information I get.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here TLC141.

Supplies: All in a Row, Papertrey Holiday Treats, Real Red, Old Olive, River Rock, Dashing DP, Black, Real Red, old Olive inks, Brads, Hodgepodge, Holly leaves and Berry Brads, Circle punch, Ticket corner punch.


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Holiday Thyme Snowman

I just love this snowman from Inkadinkado, he is so cute, this time I decided to bring out SU's last year's Holiday Thyme DP. I still love these colors together Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme they are a nice change from the traditional colors of Christmas, not that I don't love the traditional colors cause I do!!

I want to thank Dawn Griffith for helping me with some photo editing questions and leading me to Beate's tutorial found here Taking and Editing Photo's, thank you ladies!!

I don't know if you have noticed or not but I have restyled my blog, i actually digi scrapped my own banner woohoo that is a big one for me Photoshop and I are still making friends, so sometimes we argue.......LOL!! Leave me a comment let me know what you think??

Supplies: Inkadinkado, Verve Visual Winter Wishes, Cranberry Crisp, True Thyme, VV, and Holiday Thyme DP, True Thyme ink, Copics, Brads, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Oval cutting system.


Friday, November 02, 2007

Do You Believe?

Do you believe in Santa Claus? I do, or at least I do believe in the magic of Christmas. I love watching adults transform into kids again at the mere sight of a Christmas tree with a train running around it, or how people get a sparkle in their eye when they see Santa at the mall, evoking happy memories of Christmas's past. We go all out decorating our house for the holidays, we have 6 full size trees!! A huge village and tons of other holiday decor my favorite has to be our 5' dancing Santa, I love watching the kids hold his hands and dance with him.

We are so lucky both our girls still believe in Santa Claus I thought by now Steph our 12 1/2 year old would have out grown Santa, but I am so happy she hasn't I hope she believes forever! Megan just loves Santa too!

Back to the card.......LOL! I made this card using Beate's weekend sketch challenge you will find that here Fresh and Fun. I love the layout but did find it a bit difficult to work with I just may have to try another one......LOL!

Supplies: Inkadinkado stamps, Real red, Old olive, River rock and VV card stock, Dashing DP, Real red ink, Bling, Brads, holly leaves and berry brads, ticket corner punch, and Dimesionals.


Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hot Chocolate Card and Mini Tutorial

I love giving away hot chocolate during the holiday season and normally I made a pocket card and slide the hot chocolate into the pouch, but I wanted to make one this year that was more like a card, so this is what I have come up. Such a simple design and it works perfectly! I chose my colors based one the hot chocolate packet colors, but I think I will go back and do one in more traditional colors. I used brilliance cloud white ink on the cuttlebugged layer just to bring the snowflakes to life........LOL!

I am giving you a view of the inside and of the side with the tie, before I send it off I will cover the inside with another layer to hide the brads and use my printer to add the saying ** To my special friend so dear, wishing you a cup of holiday cheer**

Supplies: Gina K skinny snowman, Verve Visual Winter Wishes, Bayou blue, Not Quite navy, River Rock, WW card stock, Versa magic Black, Brilliance cloud white, copics, liquid applique, ribbon, brads, ticket corner punch, dimensionals, snowflake, cuttlebug, and stickles.

Start with card stock sized at 6 inches by 10 1/2 inches score at 3 1/2 and 7 put end piece in cutter corner to corner and cut to create pocket use sticky strip to secure the bottom.

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