Sunday, December 14, 2008
I needed to make a belated birthday card for a friend and really like this sketch so here is what I came up with:
Recipe: Clear stamps by Inkadinkado
Papers: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White. Patterned paper unknown (bought it years ago)
Accessories: Baja Breeze ribbon, Pop Dots.
You can see other cards made with this sketch here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=sc205
The winner for the Hostess set was Beulah!!! Congratulations!!!
Have a happy Sunday everyone!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Retired List Pricing
10% Off Dates: December 9‐23, 2008
Item # Description
Price 10% OFF
107027 Ahoy, Matey $ 23.95 $ 21.56
109401 Baby Jesus Is Born $ 15.95 $ 14.36
109552 Beautiful Life $ 20.95 $ 18.86
111169 Big Birthday Candle $ 22.95 $ 20.66
109411 Brocade Basics $ 23.95 $ 21.56
109529 Bronc Buster $ 18.95 $ 17.06
109288 Bundled in Love $ 27.95 $ 25.16
110999 Bursting with Joy $ 18.95 $ 17.06
109527 Calendar Cues $ 10.95 $ 9.86
104421 Canvas $ 17.95 $ 16.16
111074 Classic Backgrounds $ 15.95 $ 14.36
108559 Crab & Company $ 27.95 $ 25.16
111076 Dad's Day $ 22.95 $ 20.66
109250 Dots Are Hot $ 23.95 $ 21.56
109365 Elegant Notes $ 20.95 $ 18.86
104383 Everyday Flexible Phrases $ 41.95 $ 37.76
109519 Everything Baby $ 17.95 $ 16.16
109343 Fabulous Flowers $ 22.95 $ 20.66
104769 Floral $ 17.95 $ 16.16
111085 Form & Function $ 17.95 $ 16.16
111339 Fruit Stand $ 18.95 $ 17.06
109240 Ginormous Flowers $ 28.95 $ 26.06
109262 Happiness $ 17.95 $ 16.16
110969 Hattitude $ 24.95 $ 22.46
109284 Haunting Halloween $ 18.95 $ 17.06
111001 Hi & Hello $ 15.95 $ 14.36
109308 It's All Good $ 12.95 $ 11.66
109453 Just Golf $ 12.95 $ 11.66
109451 Just Hockey $ 12.95 $ 11.66
109505 Keep Christmas $ 19.95 $ 17.96
111095 Kind Thoughts $ 25.95 $ 23.36
111341 Light unto My Path, A $ 18.95 $ 17.06
110376 Merry & Bright $ 14.95 $ 13.46
109345 Moose You $ 17.95 $ 16.16
109320 On the Fly $ 19.95 $ 17.96
107192 Paisley $ 17.95 $ 16.16
111103 Perfect Timing $ 12.95 $ 11.66
109393 Pictograms $ 13.95 $ 12.56
109491 Posy $ 17.95 $ 16.16
111119 Pretty Peony $ 36.95 $ 33.26
110972 Riot of Petals $ 17.95 $ 16.16
109292 Seasonal Whimsy $ 23.95 $ 21.56
111056 Seriously Sassy $ 23.95 $ 21.56
109483 Sleigh Bells Ring $ 15.95 $ 14.36
111123 So Cool $ 18.95 $ 17.06
111125 Spring Pictograms $ 13.95 $ 12.56
107173 Starstruck $ 10.95 $ 9.86
111022 Stemming From $ 15.95 $ 14.36
110998 Stitched $ 17.95 $ 16.16
104243 Summer by the Sea $ 28.95 $ 26.06
107133 Take Three $ 17.95 $ 16.16
111060 Text & Texture $ 25.95 $ 23.36
109475 Thanks for Everything $ 17.95 $ 16.16
107383 Thoroughly Thankful $ 22.95 $ 20.66
102744 Tree for All Seasons, A $ 12.95 $ 11.66
111179 Twill $ 17.95 $ 16.16
107123 Warm Words $ 20.95 $ 18.86
107159 Well-Worn Alphabet $ 41.95 $ 37.76
107157 Well-Worn Numbers $ 22.95 $ 20.66
109232 Winds of Grace $ 19.95 $ 17.96
109469 Wishing You Cheer $ 13.95 $ 12.56
109300 With Gratitude $ 22.95 $ 20.66
103875 Wonderful Words $ 20.95 $ 18.86
109467 Wondrous Gift $ 22.95 $ 20.66
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I plan on having another Shoe Box Swap on January 6th. So, if you want to join us, save that date on your calendar.
I probably won't be able to post anything else before Thanksgiving because I will be busy with family coming into town. So, I'd like to wish Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends!!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
List of supplies needed:
Stamp the sentiment first, in Night of Navy Classic Ink pad at the bottom of the Shimmery White paper ( 4 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches)
Stamp your Lovely as a tree stamp in Night of Navy a little bit to the right of your shimmery White paper.
Stamp your image again onto the paper a little bit to the left but this time, don't ink it up. It will stamp a lighter image but this helps create the illusion of depth.
Use your circle punch to create a "moon". Place it wherever you'd like.
Using your stamping sponge, dip it into the Baja Breeze Classic Ink pad. Dab the excess on a scrap sheet first and then sponge the surface you want to colour.
Remove your circle and see the moon appear :) Cool effect isn't it!!
Finish up your card by adhering it to a 5 x 3 3/4 inch Night of Navy cardstock, and adhere that to your card base which is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.I tried to capture the shimmer from the white paper but it is hard. I have to say it is very cool in real life :)
I need to go, time to go watch 24 !!!! Woohoo!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Monday!!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
First, Saturday is Inspiration Challenge at SCS. Here is the photo that inspired me to make this card http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/Girls-Sweaters/Sweaters/31266/Girls-Funky-Knitted-Dress.html?orcid=-50#jf15 It is such a cute dress and I love the colours and the flowers!!
The other challenge is found on Cindy Haffner's blog http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com/2008/11/mftsc55.html
I just love her blog. It is full of beautiful ideas and I just love it. Cindy is Canadian too so the more reasons to like her :) I am including a link on my list, on the right.
I need to work on my sponging technique. The sky is a little more blue than I wish it was. Oh well!!
This card is going to a patient of mine. She brought me flowers at work!!! She totally made my day when she said she had been flossing daily and her gums proved that she was telling the truth!!! So, if you ever wonder how you could make your dental hygienist's day; bring her flowers and floss!!!!
Have a happy Saturday!!
Recipe: Stamps by Studio g
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery
Papers: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Designer Series Pirouette Pink
Accessories: Blender Pens, Pop Dots, Baja Breeze ribbon, Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Today's challenge at SCS was using corner punches. I haven't used them in quite a while so it was fun to look for one of them, dust it off and it still works after all these years :)
Here is a link to the gallery for today's challenge
A friend of mine just had a little girl and she loves brown and pink. I hope she likes it.
Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Wild About You, Holidays & Wishes
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette.
Papers; Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Patterns Designer Series Papers Pink Pirouette.
Accessories: Ribbon by Bazzill, Prima Flowers, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Scallop Edge Punch, Piercing Tool.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Here is also the link to the Colour Challenge http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=all&si=CC191&what=keywords
To get the glitter to stick, I covered the circle with Versamark, then with Heat and Stick Powder, heated that and covered the surface with the glitter. Voila! Love how quickly this card came together.
Recipe: Stamp by Hero Arts
Papers: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose, Chocolate Chip.
Ink: Riding Hood red
Accessories:Pink Chunky Glitter by Mainstays Crafts, Heat & Stck Powder, Versamark, Pop Dots, Circle Punch 1 3/4"
Thanks for stoping by and have a happy Tuesday!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thanks for stopping by!!
Recipe: Stamps by SU! Birthday Banter (retired)
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White and Imaginisce
Ink; Basic Black
Accessories: Fun Flock White and Caramel, Pink Glitter, Ribbon by Bazzill, Pop Dots.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I used different colours than she did and added a little more bling. This card will go to a friend of my daughter's. The butterfly has Pop Dots underneath and the wings are bent a little bit, but it is hard to see from the photo.
Recipe: SU!'s Bold Butterfly ( retired) , Stem Sayings
Ink: Sage Shadow, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Gems by Paper Studio, Nestabilities, Ribbons are all by SU!, Pop Dots.Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Monday!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Recipe: Stamp- Stampin' Up! Small Script (retired)
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, The Paper Studio.
Accessories: SU! Rhinestone Brads Circle Ice (p 185), Piercing Tool, Pop Dots, Black Organdy Ribbon (retired), Large Oval Punch and Wide Oval punch (p 188).
Note: Oh how I wish that SU! would bring back their organdy ribbon. I always hesitate to use it because I only have a little bit left on a spool and then that's it! So, Wendy, when you receive this card... know that you are very special :)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I just love this set and it is on sale this month because Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 20th year! Woohoo!!
This card was inspired by another stamper but I don't remember who. I usually write down the name of the stampers who create beautiful cards but I didn't with this one. I've looked through many galleries and blogs and finally gave up. So, if anyone recognizes this card, let me know and I will give full credit to the original stamper. Mine is a little different because I used different colours and I used beads to decorate the frosting :)
Recipe: Stamps by Stampin' Up Crazy for Cupcakes
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Patterns designer Series Pink Pirouette.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Creamy Caramel.
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Beads (non SU!), Pop Dots, Dazzling Diamonds, 3/4" circle punch, Piercing tool, Scallop Edge Punch.
Keep flossing and have a happy Friday!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The colours in the new gorgeous paper called Autumn Vine are so beautiful and I couldn't wait to make a fall card with it. I also used a Flower Fusion. Those are so fun because they are made of felt and add a cool texture to any project. I placed Pop Dots to make the deer "pop" :)
Here is the link to the Gallery for this sketch http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=all&si=SC199&what=keywords
Recipe: Stamps by SU! Moose You
Papers: Autumn Vine, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Flower Fusion (p. 182), Brad, Pop Dots
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Wednesday!!
One of the challenges was to use Twinkling H2O. It is sort of paint that has a shimmer to it. Very hard to catch on a photo but very pretty in real life. You can find those at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores. Here is a link to the gallery for this challenge http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=TLC191
The other challenge is a colour challenge and you can see the gallery here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=all&si=CC189&what=keywords
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Tuesday!
Stamps by SU! - Fall Flair and Heard from the Heart
Ink: Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip and Twinkling H2O
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pop Dots, Pearls (non SU!)
Saturday, October 11, 2008
So, here is a card I made for a challenge found on an awesome blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2008/09/taylored-expressions-cupcake-challenge_19.html I have enjoyed Taylor's blog for quite some time now and she also has a great online store where she sells wonderful card making supplies. I am adding links on the side barr.
Here is the sketch we had to work with
And here is my card
Fun thing about these papers is that they are the same as the fabric we used for one of the quilts we made this summer. I couldn't pass this up as I need to make a few thank you cards to friends who helped me this summer with the big quilting project.
Supplies: sentiment done on the computer
Papers: The Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye, Bazzill
Accessories: SU!'s Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Piercing tool, Chocolate Chip marker, Pop Dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Saturday!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I am also including a link to her awesome blog on the right. Go check it out!!
So here is the card I made for the swap I am in with the mini catalog.
I haven't used silver embossing powder in a long time so this was a fun card to make. I love the SU's taffeta ribbon. It is so easy to work with.
Recipe: Stamps bySU! Season of Simple Grace (Holiday mini catalog)
Papers: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Pop Dots
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day tomorrow!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
You just need to contact me and we will figure this out :)
With my blog still being at its infant stages; I wasn't sure how many people would participate. I was thrilled to get 4 people who left comments. I appreciate them.
I thought it would be fun to make somebody's day by winning this fun gift. I hope it did!
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'- Martin Luther King
I will be posting a few cards later this week.
Have a happy day tomorrow!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I had no idea I would be so busy this weekend that it wouldn't be until tonight that I would post about the blog candy. I had a great weekend though and had the chance to go to a quilt show called Quilt A Fair in Longmont. It was so much fun and I bought a few patterns, and just a little bit of fabric. I still have a lot from my fabric stash I started about 15 years ago...
Anyhoo, so here's the blog candy: place an order for $25 from Stampin Up for free! I will choose the winner at random on Tuesday night. If you win, you can order from the current catalog and the mini catalog that will start October 1st (I will place the order that day)
What you need to do: leave a comment on this post and tell me what you like or don't like about my blog and what you wish I would do to make it more interesting to you.
How will this work if you win? I will have the item(s) shipped directly to your house.
Can anyone win? This is only open to US residents since (US) Stampin' Up! won't ship outside the US.
What if you'd like to place an order that would add up to more than $25?
I would credit you for $25 and you can pay the difference with PayPal or a check or money order.
Will I need to pay for shipping and tax? No, I will pay for shipping and tax.
So, let me know what you think and I wish you the best! I will announce the winner late Tuesday night!
Have a happy week :)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Splitcoaststampers has a different challenge every day. Wednesdays are sketches and Thursday are called "Ways to use it". It usually features a card/ scrapbooking supply. This week's supply is to use a charm. I used the little heart thinking it would go well with the stamped image.
I also sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink. I didn't sand he pattern paper, that is how it is.
I am sending this card to my best friend that I met 30 some years ago. We met in 3rd grade and have stayed close in spite of the miles that separate us. She is fighting breast cancer at this time. My heart goes out to her. Nathalie, this one's for you :)
Recipe: Stamp by Stampabilities, Clear stamp by Studio g (sentiment)
Papers by My Minds Eyes, Bazzill and SU!"s Very Vanilla.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Creamy Caramel.
Accessories: Charm (forget where I bought it... years ago), SU!'s Taffeta ribbon Riding Hood Red, Pop Dots, Blender Pens, SU!'s Linen Thread, Sponge.
Thanks for stoppping by. Blog candy coming this weekend :)