Friday, February 8, 2008

Challenge Week 33 - Color Combo - Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Taken w/Teal

I have always wanted to CASE the card on page 163 of the catty (shown at left) and I figured this challenge would lend itself to it nicely.

This week's color combo was great fun to play with... the Pumpkin and Rose Red really warm up the Teal and Olive. I'm not a huge fan of Teal, so I only used a little bit of it. And, thanks to SU's new rub-ons, I only stamped ONE image - cool, huh?

Some things to note - the dry embossed flower on the Pumpkin square did not show up well on the textured c/s, so I outlined it with a marker... I think it gives a little more definition without overpowering the effect. Also, I put rub-ons on BOTH sides of the clear button.

I LOVE how the card turned out - it was lot's
of fun creating each little square and the
rub-ons made everything SUPER EASY!

Supplies -
Stamps: Be Happy
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Textured, Rose Red,
Whisper White & Taken w/Teal Cardstocks
Access: Love and Happiness Rub-ons, Pomegranate Dbl Stitched Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Clear Buttons, Pumpkin Pie Marker, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch, Pick a Petal Brass Template, Crystal Effects to adhere clear button, Scotch Dbl-Sided Foam Tape.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Technostampers Sketch Challenge #2

I'm a little behind posting my challenge card - this was LAST Monday's assignment, but since I actually finished the card, thought I'd go ahead and share. You'll have to click the image to see the glitter.

The sketch was created by Mary Jo at Technostamper. Wanna play along? Head on over to MJ's site and check out Sketch #3. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your post... and have fun!

Stamps: Time for You, Level 3 Hostess Set
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Black Stazon

Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Whisper White
Access: Lovely Lilac Watercolor Crayon, Aquapainter, Love & Happiness Rub-ons, Paper Piercer & Template, Pick A Petal Brass Template, Corner Rounder Punch, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, Dimensionals.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Blogger Challenge Rules & Players

Because the member list has gotten so long, I'm adding it here as a post of it's own. Whenever you want to see what we are doing, simply click on the Blogger Challenge Logo on my sidebar, and you'll be directed here, for the list of current players.

Here's the game - each week, members participate in a different stamping/paper crafting challenge. The due date for posting your creation on your blog is supposed to be Friday (but sometimes people are late, so please check back.) It's always fun and interesting to see how every member interprets the challenge.

Amanda Sewell
Amber Porter
Amy Caraluzzi
Anita Van Hal
Anna Wight
Barbara Dondero
Beckie Carlson
Carole Burrage
Charlotte Brown
Claudia Perry
Connie Babbert
Denise Wenzloff
Gerrie Johnnic
Ida Krause
Jane Bosi
Jeannette Swain
Julie Campbell (music)
Julie Glasgow
Karen Foltz
Kim Howard
Lauren Meader
Leigh O'Brien
Lila Holgate
Lisa Bohler
Lisa Somerville *Challenge Mom
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mercurio
Marilyn SanClemente
Mary Jo Price-Williams (music)
Pat Huntoon
Sheryl Dickinson
Stefanie Summerer
Susie Moore
Toni Tessler
Vicki Garrett

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Technostampers Sketch Challenge #1

Another challenge card - this is for the Technostampers Group which is hosted by Mary Jo at Techno Stamper

I used the new Rub-Ons from Stampin' Up! and you'll be able to get them for FREE when you spend $50 beginning in February!

Please be sure to check out the other challenge players - links are on Mary Jo's site. J
oin us for the next sketch challenge - posted every Monday.

Stamps: None!
Ink: None!
Paper: Cutie Pie DSP, So Saffron C/S, Whisper White C/S
Access: Love & Happiness Rub-Ons, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Pomegranate Dbl-Stitched Ribbon, Dots Brass Template, Dimensionals.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Challenge Week 30 - Color Combo - Real Red, Blue Bayou & River Rock

Hello Blogger Challenge Friends!

I haven't played in a while, and I made a promise to myself that I would try to do a challenge every month. So, when I saw this week's color combo, I knew I'd participate because I love these colors.

Supplies -
Three for You (Punch Box Set)
Ink: River Rock & Blue Bayou Classic
Paper: River Rock & Blue Bayou C/S, Real Red Textured C/S, Dashing DSP (retired)
Access: Real Red Brads, Three for You Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch, Pick A Petal Brass Template, Dimensionals.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Retired Stamp Sets for Sale

Take a look - sets priced at 30% OR MORE off original price. Clicking on the slideshow picture will take you to my flickr site where you can view all the sets super close.

Prices do NOT include shipping. Just send me an email with what you are interested in and your zip code, and I'll calculate the postage. Happy shopping!

All sets are mounted and used, unless noted otherwise.
All About U $19
All Year CheerI $20

Alphabits $11
Bold Basics $15
Brushstroke Alpha $25
Brushstroke Numbers $10
Bug Builders $15
Favorite Teddy Bear $20
Flower Filled $17
Fresh Fillers $6
Fun Filled $11
Headline Alpha $28
Lexicon of Love - UM $10
Love Ya Bunches $12
Made From Scratch - UM $6
Mini Messages $10
Natural Beauty $13
Noteworthy $5
Painted Posies - UM $10
Petal Pushers $17
Polka Dot Party $17
Sculpted Style - UM $5
Small Script - UM $5
Timeworn Trim - UM $5
Watercolor Minis - UM $11
Wheel - Gifts Galore $4
Wheel - Swirling Leaves $4

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hello & Happy Holidays!

Geesh, I can't believe the last time I posted was November 22... whew... where does the time go? So, is everyone ready for the BIG DAY? I'm not! Still have about 50 cards to make - hoping to get those done today, and shopping, wrapping, cleaning, cooking and everything else. I really LOVE Christmas... I really LOVE Christmas.... I really LOVE Christmas... right?

A stamper buddy blog tagged me, so I thought in the spirit of the season, I would play... but don't anyone else get any ideas... I really do HATE these things... Let's see I have to list 7 unknown or interesting facts about myself and then tag 7 other people.... Hah, hah, ha.... In the interest of the holidays... all of my facts are Christmas-related.

1. I really LOVE Christmas... at least that's what I keep telling myself every year!

2. We always cut our own tree... every year, we bundle up the kids, grab the dog, and trudge out to a tree farm. Then we roam all over the field, arguing over which tree is the right size, shape, etc. We now affectionately call it "The Annual Fight Over the Christmas Tree" trip. Hey... it's a tradition!

3. My kids (ages 7 and 9) still believe, but the effort to maintain the "lie" is really getting difficult. Last year, the question was "so... if Santa makes all the toys and gives them to the children, how come we have to donate toys and things for kids that are less fortunate?" Anyone have a good answer to that?

My lame-o response was... well, Mommies and Daddies have to give Santa money for the gifts... that's why some kids get more/less than others....?!

4. This year's question: "so... how do YOU pay Santa, Mommy?" Oy! I think I'm going to convert to Judaism. Happy Hannukah Everyone!

5. One year, when I was little (maybe 10 or 11), I decided to hunt for my Christmas presents. When I pulled a bag down from the top of my mother's closet, a giant candy cane fell and smashed into a million pieces... (ever seen that... it's just like glass!) I cleaned it up, but the funniest thing was when Christmas Day came, she had forgotten all about it, but the guilt consumed me, and I NEVER hunted for my presents again!

5. My favorite holiday movie is "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown"; my favorite song is The Carpenter's "Merry Christmas Darling."

6. The biggest thing I miss... my Mom & Dad coming to visit for Christmas... and all of us preparing for Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve.

7. My Christmas wish - the strength, patience, and wisdom to help me make it through another year!

Merry Christmas... Froehliche Weihnachten... God Jul... Feliz Navidad... Joyeux Noel... Mele Kalikimaka... Buone Feste Natalizie... Srozhdestvom Kristovym.

Now for the 7 elves I'm tagging:
  1. Anna W.
  2. Jane B.
  3. Leigh O.
  4. Lisa S. 'cause I know how much she LOVES this too!
  5. Melanie S.
  6. Sheryl D.
  7. Vicki G.