Sunday, August 30, 2009

411's 114 with Dasher

Hello, Stampers! Here is my entry for Stamping 411's sketch challenge 114. I got this stamp recently and haven't had a chance to use it. I saw this challenge and thought it to be the perfect opportunity. I do see that I need to work on my photography skills as the whole top of the card looks crooked. I promise it really isn't! LOL
I stamped Dasher with Versa Mark on Night of Navy and heat set him with white EP. I then layered on a torn piece of SAB DSP that has always looked like snowflakes to me, added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (also white EP) and a Night of Navy faux bow. Quick and easy. Just the way I like them!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #84

I decided to give the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge a try from over at TechnoStamper's blog. I don't know why I haven't ever done it before. It was a lot of fun. I did turn her sketch upside down, but I'm sure she won't mind.
Card stock: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Circle Circus
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Texturz Plates, Scallop Circle Punch
You should head over to Mary Jo's blog and give it a whirl yourself. I'm pretty sure that if I can stamp, you can, too!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Hi, stampers! I'm sorry about all the mess and changing blogs and everything, but it will all become clear in a moment. First, here is a sweet little something I cooked up just for you. It's not the best photo, but that is yet another story...
Any how- I got a BUNCH of new toys to play with as I received my new Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's Kit Friday afternoon! Is that exciting, or what! This stamp set (On a Pedestal) was in it! So were ALL the in-color ink pads and card stock! What a deal! Featured here is one of the in-colors, Soft Suede. I paired it with Pretty in Pink and a Sweet Swirl (wheel) of Choc. Chip, added a Real Red cherry, some pink pencil eraser polka-dots, and tied on a striped grosgrain bow, and there you have it.
If you'd like to have a bunch of new stamp sets, ink, and card stock, you might think about joining Stampin' Up! while they have this great special sign up promotion going. It ends August 31, but until then, you can either get the in-color ink pad and card stock and a stamp set for $85 or get the full kit and they throw in all the in-color ink and card stock! Besides, I'm pretty sure that "If I can stamp, you can, too!"
I'd appreciate it if you'd leave me a comment to let me know you found my new home. :) Thanks for stopping by to look.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

LNS Challenge 32-For the Kids

Here is my take on this challenge. I guess I kind of took ideas from the pillow box on page 141 and the card on page 140, but ultimately, this is what I came up with. I hope it wasn't cheating to ask my 11 year old which paper colors she liked best....I'm sure if I'd had any Tempting Turquoise, she would have picked it over the Taken with Teal, but....we all have to work with what we have on hand.

Anyhow....all ingredients are current SU!

Card Stock: Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Whisper White Ink: Rose Red Accessories: 1 1/4 inch circle punch, Scallop Circle Punch, WW Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Pillow Box Die, candy.

I thought it turned out cute. It would make a great favor for a girl's birthday party. Let me know what you think and remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

monochromatic daisies

Is everyone ready for "back to school"? We spent all of yesterday shopping for school clothes. We had the supplies bought, but now there is the laundry, the labeling and all that fun stuff left to do. While I hate to see summer ending, it will be nice to get back into a regular schedule. It's really hard to get up early and get off to work with the kiddos getting to sleep in!

I know! I know! It's much more hectic in the mornings when they are up and about, but I think that they are looking forward to it, too.

Now...on to what you really came here for.

I decided to combine the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Stamping 411 with the challenge at the LNS yahoo group this week. Here's what I came up with.(All ingredients are SU!)

I guess I'm on a daisy kick. It's just such a fun set to play with. For this card I used Regal Rose and Rose Red. Oh, and a touch of WW cardstock. The ribbon is the double stitched grosgrain (not the greatest bow, but I'm still working on making the larger ribbon into pretty bows), the stamp sets are Upsy Daisy and Great Friend, and I used a 1 1/4" circle punch and the scalloped border punch. If you want more detailed instructions, leave me a comment and let me know. Tell me what you think! And remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Stamping with my sis

Hello again. I told you I'd share what I was up to with my sister over the weekend, so, here we go. It's always more fun to stamp with another stamper, so my sister (and sometimes another friend) and I get together every so often and play with our stamps. Last weekend she came to my house (hmm...I bet she always wants to come to my house because I have a Big Shot...) and we had a GREAT time making cards and 3-D items. Here's what I made.

All SU! ingredients unless otherwise noted.

Daisy card: cardstock: WW, Brocade Blue,
ink: Summer Sun, Brocade Blue, Garden Green, other: paper snips, dimensionals, white satin ribbon (colored with summer sun marker), markers in Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie,
Stamps: Upsy Daisy

Pillow Box: Card stock: Brocade Blue,
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Old Olive,
Stamps: Branch Out, Great Friend
Other: Big Shot, Pillow Box die, 2 Way Glue Pen, glitter

Mini Pizza Box: cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Stamps: Yummy
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, 5 Petal Punch, non-SU! pearl stickers.
You may have noticed that one flower on the daisy card is popped up. Well, I have to confess that I am NOT a detailed cutting freak! It was just one of those "opportunities for creative embellishment." LOL I got carried away with my marker and "shading" that one flower. SO...out came the stamp and I re-tamped and cut out THAT flower and "fixed" it. No fatal mistakes. LOL
Until next time, remember, if I can stamp, you can, too!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Special bonus on this post

Hey, guys! I can now show you what I won from Lori's 3rd Anual Birthday Card Contest. It is the most awsome prize.
Yes. The Medallion Background stamp! If you have been thinking about this stamp from Stampin Up!, let me tell you, get it! It is fabulous! I have played with it and my sister, who came over today, wanted to take it home with her. She said it was going to the top of her wish list. Anyhow, I hadn't shown it to you because I sent this card to Lori to thank her for her generous prize and wanted to give it time to get there first. Check out her blog here.

Here's the bonus I promised you. My DD has been making cards and stuff with me and she made this card and wanted me to post it.

This one is her baby. I didn't help her at all. She chose the colors, designed her layout and even thought of decorating the insde all on her own. Let her know what a great job she did by leaving a comment.

I'll show you what my sister and I were up to today later this week. Remember, if I can stamp, you can, too.