Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We Have A Winner!!!

Picked at random. Comment #2 - All The Angles!! Woohoo!!

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

2000 Hits Blog Candy!! Woohoo!!

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

Sketch Challenge # 195 / Charm Challenge

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 :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Colour Challenge # 185

Splitcoaststampers has colour challenges every Tuesdays. This is my entry for the challenge.
I usually don't make a card without a sketch first so I am not sure I like this... I also made my own pattern paper by stamping the gifts on Baja Breeze. Not sure about that either... The sentiment is in French. It means "Happy Birthday".

Stamp Set by SU! Loads of Love
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Blak, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Creamy Caramel and Blush Blossom
Accessories: Vanilla Organdy ribbon (retired), Pop Dots , Blender Pens.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Spotlight on 2 great stampers

I took both cards and made one with my favourites from both cards. I am including a link to both sampers on the right side.
This was the card I made for a swap I am in with other demos in the area.

The cat is mounted on a Pop Dot and you can see here how the curtains were made.

Recipe: Stamp set Window Dressing by SU! (Hostess level 3)

Papers: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White and Bella Rose for curtains

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Red, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom.

Accessories: Caramel Gingham Ribbon, Pop Dots

I am so close to 2000 hits on my blog! Woohoo!! Look for some "2000 hits" blog candy coming this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This is What a Hundred Quilts Look Like

This was the summer of quilts! I am so glad I had the opportunity to be part of this big project. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a success. We were done early and under budget!

This is my good friend Susan (on the right) and I. She has helped soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! Don't we look relieved and pleased that this is done!

So many people in the ward participated. I thought I'd share a few photos. My friend Amy and her daughter Hannah.

Thanks to Wendy for taking a lot of photos during the project. She and Amy were awesome helpers.

Here is President Dunford and brother Lawrence. It was so fun that so many men helped. My husband would tell them: " If you can tie your shoes, you can tie a quilt!" Most of our quilts were tied with the international stitch. We did a few tied with yarn quilts but I'd say 80 % of them were done with the international stitch. They turned out beautifully.

My daughter Elise and niece Kendra came to help too. We had one Mutual Night activity devoted to this. It was great to see the youth involved with this project as well. I got a kick out of seeing these kids trying to quilt and text message at the same time!
My husband (on the right) and brother Lawrence trying to figure out how to put the quilt frame together.
My friend Mary Beth emailed me a few days before she moved to England and said that she needed to get rid of her fabric before the move, was I interested? Oh my! It was such a blessing to get all of her most beautiful fabric. I came home with 20 garbage bags full! My dear husband wanted to kill me for bringing this home !! When we went to Church the following Sunday, we were told of the quilting project! I couldn't believe how perfect the timing was. We made 15 quilts with her fabric. Here are a few close ups. Mary Beth- Thanks a million!!!

I wish I could show a photo of everyone who helped but I don't want to post a hundred photos!! Thanks again to everyone who helped. These will be sent to Salt Lake City's LDS Humanitarian Center and will be delivered wherever they are needed.

"A man filled with the love of God, is not content with blessing his family alone, but ranges through the whole world, anxious to bless the whole human race" - Joseph Smith

"We are to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the affllicted, whether in this Church, or in any other , or in no Church at all" - Joseph Smith

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Love the Cupcakes

This is the other card we made on Tuesday for the Open House. I used SU!'s Bella Rose papers again. Love them! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!


Stamps:SU!'s Crazy for Cupcakes

Papers: SU's Bella Rose, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red.

Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Pop Dots, Dazzling Diamonds.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Sneak Peak at Tonight's Open House

I used a sketch from SCS (#191) and came up with this :) Hope you like it!
Stamp by SU! Owl Together Now
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose Pattern paper, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
Accessories: Pink Pirouette 5/8" striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pop Dots, Markers and Blender Pens.
Have a happy day!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


It has been quite a while since I have done a challenge and since we are done with the 100 quilts (wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!) I actually had some time to make this card and not feel guilty because I wasn't sewing or quilting. :) I will post something about the quilts sometime this week. For now, this card was made using Beate's challenge sketch #56 http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/09/05/weekend-sketch-challenge-56/

I simply love her blog and I put a link to it on the right. She has many fun and fresh ideas on her blog. So, go and check it out!

Stamp: dollar stamp from Michael's
Papers: SU"s Kraft, Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Prints Pack
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Organdy White ribbon (SU!'s retired), piercing tool, paper piercing template, scallop edge punch, uni-ball Signo white gel pen, Bashful Blue marker.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


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