Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Blog Candy!!!!!! & Kitchen Sink Holiday Stamps

I was shocked to see my blog had gone over 15,000 a few days ago!! I want to say thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your time, comments, emails, and cards. I've met so many awesome people and made wonderful friends. One of my favorite shopping places is Jacksonbelle's
Lindsey ROCKS!!!! So my blog candy to the lucky winner is a gift certificate to shop at Lindsey's store. To enter please leave a comment sharing your favorite hand made gift to give during the holidays. I’ll use the random number generator to select a winner on Wednesday November 7th. If you enter please make sure to check back or post your email address with your comment. A new winner will be choosen on Nov 10th if I haven't heard from you. Good Luck!!!!

Don't forget to check out the new holiday stamps over at Kitchen Sink!! They are Fabulous!!
Jump on over to SCS and check out the banner! look for the code and go shopping!! I'll see you there:)

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kitchen Sink New Release! CC138

Extra! Extra! Did you hear the news? Kitchen Sink is releaseing four new awesome stamp sets. It's like early Christmas in just two days. Get ready for more stamping fun. Maria has a sneek peek on her blog

I had my grand kids in mind when I made this card:) The colors are not my normal choice so this was fun! I really think they will love getting this in the mail. I colored this with markers and ink with a blender pen.

Stamps: Candy Cane, Inkadinkado, Stampabilities
Paper: Turq,Saffron,Red
Ink: Turq,Red,Saffron,Black,Orange
Accessories: Ribbon
* Don't forget tomorrow is Blog Candy time so be sure to come back!
Have a great day!

Tall Black, White And Basic Gray Card

Good Morning! I hope you had a great weekend:) This card is so pretty IRL. I have tried for three days to get a good picture. We have a sunny day here today and I think this is as good as it gets. I used the 3 step daisy set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I only used step 2 and 3. For step 2 I used Versamark. For step 3 I used Craft White. The center stamp is Jet Black Stazon. The words are from Studio G dollar set. I so love the new Basic Gray card stock from SU! used here with Basic Black also from SU!
Card Supplies
Stamps: 3-Step Daisy, Studio G
Paper: SU! Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Craft White, Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon

I just noticed I went over 15,000 hits WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!! Thank You All So Much:) I have some blog candy for you! I will share it with you on Wednesday so make sure you come back to sign up for that.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

FS 38 Nitestamper

Hi there! I hope you're having a great weekend. I've spent most of it trying to clean my stamp room. I haven't stamped in a few days so I wanted to do the challenge today. I messed up the placement of Merry Christmas I should have cut it even with the other layers. Gotta love it when your tape actually sticks completely the first time:) Anyway back to cleaning
Enjoy the day!
Card Supplies
Stamps: Teddy and Snowman ( Hampton Art Stamps) Sentiment from Flourishes Christmas
Paper: Wasabi, WW, DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch,Brads, Ribbon,Baby Oil

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SC 147 Motifs card

Good Morning! I really like the layout for today's sketch challenge over at SCS. I wanted to use SU! stamps today. I know it seems forever ago since I've posted a SU! card so here it is!:)
Card Supplies
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Pomegranate, WW, Designer Textured Paper
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Mat Pack, Gold Circle and Flower Brads
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Some Exciting News!!!!!!!!

Good Morning! This week has started out great, I recieved a email from Maria over at Kitchen Sink Stamps inviting me to be on the Visiting Kitchen Crew!!!!!!! Can you imagine my excitement? It took me less than a minute to say yes! I love her stamps and can't wait for more releases. This week Craft Critique will have feature stories and reviews of the stamps be sure to check it out. More great news Kitchen Sink Stamps has announced it's brand new Kitchen Crew and Visiting Crew you can see all the Crew members on my side bar or look here. I'm thrilled to be a guest in the Kitchen with all these talented stampers. So much fun to come!
Today's project uses the Kitchen Sink 3-Step Daisy set that I just love. I made the tote using my awesome friend Leslie's tutorial that you can see here. Leslie used designer paper on her tutorial. I stamped my WW card stock first with the Daisy set and then cut and scored the tote. You may have noticed the colors I used are the same as my other gift set that's because I still had everything out and I love the color combo so much I decided to make another set. There are 4 cards with matching envelopes that fit inside the tote you can see the 2 styles of cards in the picture.
You can win a free stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps follow this link to read how.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

2007 Quick & Easy Christmas Card

Hi there! Every year around this time I struggle to design my Christmas cards for people I'm not sure will appreciate a handmade card. I want to make all my cards but can't see putting a lot of time and money into them. I don't want to mail out junk either! I usually pick images that don't need to be colored because that takes time. Here is one I really like and it will be a breeze to mass produce. I hope this simple card will inspire some of you to make all your Christmas cards this year not just the WOW one's for special friends and family. If you have a Qucik & Easy Christmas card you would like to share please leave a link in the comments.
The sentiment stamp can be found here The tree is Lovely As A Tree SU!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

For WT136 Flourish Reindeer

Hi there! I wasn't going to do today's challenge until I thought about trying this idea I had in my head. I love it so far. I'm afraid to stamp the sentiment or punch a hole for brads, faux stitching is totally out of the question lol. My history is when I color or create something I love and try to add to it with any of the techniques I just mentioned, something horrible happens! I perfect example would be my stamp won't be straight leaving my masterpiece with crooked words!!!! I really wish I could share all the steps I did to make this but to be honest it's a blur. I do know the reindeer was done using the pencil over technique. I stamped it in Black stazon right on top of the trees which were stamped on dp using artichoke and hunter ink. I went over the reindeer with barely banana marker let it dry and then colored it with prismacolor pencils.
Stamps: Flourishes Christmas, Lovely As A Tree
Paper: Dp, Black
Ink: Hunter, Artichoke, Stazon Black, Craft White, B Banana Marker
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Wood Frame
Techniques: Pencil Over

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SC 146 Just for you

I made this card to match the gift set below using the SC146 layout. I love these colors together. The flower has so many different looks using different colors.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Fine Lace, KS 3 Step Daisy
Paper: Rose Red, WW, Mellow Moss, Blush
Ink: Blush, Mellow Moss, Cameo, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Accessories: Circle Punches, Ribbon, Silver Cord

Strut Your Stuff Flourishes Contest Card

Here's my card for the SYS on SCS today. I totally love this set!! It's so easy to make gorgeous cards because the stamps are so pretty. For this Christmas card I stamped the tree on SU! Basic Grey CS I embossed it with silver embossing powder. I stamped the Rejoice in black ink. To make the silver stripes I used sticky tape with silver embossing powder, make sure you heat set it. I then layered it onto BB card stock. The dp is from a mat stack called Old World. The finished card fits inside a 5x7 envelope. TFL!
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Flourished Christmas
Paper: Basic Grey, Mellow, Black, Old World dp
Ink: Black, Craft White,
Accessories: silver embossing powder, ticket punch,sticky tape, ribbon, silver cord
Have a great day :)

KS Gift Set

Good Morning! Sorry I've been MIA. I had a few things going on and just didn't have anything to post. I stamped yesterday so I have a few things to show you. As you know I love flowers. I've been playing with my 3 Step Daisy set from Kitchen Sink Stamps man oh man do I love this set. I decided to make a gift set which includes a small tin filled with Hershey nuggets. A gift bag that has Starbucks coffee inside. The gift card holder is also to Starbucks. I used SU! Shimmery White card stock it's really pretty IRL.
A special thank you to my gf Pinky who gave me the small tins and fold down bags when I was in the hospital. I just love them!
So have you made your card for the Flourishes Strut Your Stuff Contest yet? I have mine already to load so stay tune for that!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Beate's WSC23 & Lindsey's Inka Contest

Hi there! I'm so excited Beate has a great sketch challenge this weekend you can see it here Lindsey has a Inkadinkado Card Contest going on you can see it here
With so much inspiration how could I pass these up? My stamp is made by Inkadinkado. I colored the hummingbird after I googled hummingbirds and saw one I liked, the one I saw had a black head and black tail but the body really was Old Olive and NQN. So I took it from there and this is what I came up with. I used chalk on Natural cardstock to color the image. The clouds are made using chalk and a cloud stencil.
Card Supplies
Stamps: Hummingbird ( Inkadinkado)
Paper: NQN,Natural White, BG Blush
Ink: Black
Accessories: Stampin Pastels
*ETA Here's a link to my coloring with pastels tutorial I made back in April
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Thank You Tins

So far the tin above is my favorite out of the three. Which one is your favorite?

Hi there! So I've been busy making thank you gifts. These are really fast to make because I used designer paper around the nuggets. I used part of the Artfully Asian flower on the tag. I colored it with markers. I love the font on "a little something for you" stamp made by stampabilities. The dp is cut 1 inch wide x 3 inches long, I used a glue stick on one end and wrapped it around the nugget.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another for SC145 3-step daisy

So I had to use another one of my new stamps for today's challenge. The colors are so pretty with this gorgeous flower by Kitchen Sink Stamps. I love this set!!
Card Supplies
Stamps: 3-step daisy ( Kitchen sink stamps) Fine lace, sentiment (Stampabilities)
Paper: Mellow, Artichoke,Regal Rose, WW
Ink: Mellow, Regal Rose, Pixie Pink,Cranberry,Black, Versa mark
Accessories: Ribbon, Silver cord, Matpack
Thanks for looking:)

SC145 Using my new stamps

Good Morning! I'm thrilled to say I got my Christmas set from Flourishes yesterday. This reindeer is too cute. I colored him with prismacolor pencils and baby oil.
Card Supplies
Stamps: Flourishes Reindeer, Paisley
Paper: Choc Chip, Mellow, Vanilla, Caramel
Ink: Black,Choc Chip, Mellow
Accessories: Prismacolored Pencils, Baby Oil, Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Today's CC135 Lace Flower

Good Morning, My card today went fast. It took more time trying to get a good picture. I used Mellow Moss instead of River Rock. The stamp is by Penny Black called Lace Flower it's such a beautiful stamp. I stamped the flower with craft white on black card stock. The main image is stamped on Basic Gray SU! with black stazon.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Kitchen Sink Stamps are here!

Good Morning, I had happy mail on Saturday my new Kitchen Sink Stamps came. I just couldn't wait to play:) This is the first card I made using the 3-step daisy set. You can find it here Maria is wonderful to work with. It's a new company but I have a feeling a lot of exciting cutting edge stamps will be produced with this company and I'm excited! As you all know I love anything floral when I saw this set I knew it was perfect for me. To make this card I stamped the large and small flowers using More Mustard, and Pumpkin Pie ink. I stamped the 1st step flower off once with Mustard. The second step I used the mustard without stamping off. The third step I used the pumpkin. For the leaf I used Artichoke stamped off for the first step. I used Artichoke straight from the pad for the second step. I used a small strip of daisyd's dp along the bottom and again on the flap of the matching envelope.
I hope you're having a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

FS35 Anna & Tutorial Faux Bg

I didn't have the background stamp Anna used so I created my own bg. After I did all the pictured steps I used sand paper to sand off part of the main image. What do you think?
Stamps: IFB, French Script, Boticals
Paper: Choc Chip, Old World Dp, Black, Vanilla
Ink: Choc, Cocoa, Caramel, Cranberry, Olive, Saffron, Mustard, Black, Caramel
Accessories: Copper cord, Brads,Ribbon, Matpack, Choc Marker
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

SC144 Snowman Gretting

Good Morning! When I saw today's challenge I knew right away what I was going to make. I really like how it turned out. The snow on the ground was done using a sponge and craft white.
Card Supplies
Stamps: Lovely AS A Tree, Hampton Arts Snowman, Stampabilities Snowflake, Retired SU Greeting
Paper: Pomegranate, Black, Basic Gray
Ink: White Craft, Black, Rose Red
Accessories: oval punch, brads, ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

CC134 New Stamp!

Good Morning! I was so excited to see today's color challenge. This is one of my new stamps. I just love it. I used watercolor crayons to color the mail image. I used chalk for the yellow background. I have a Doctor appointment this morning, I'll be back later today I have a few more cards to share with you.
Stamps: Inkadinkado,Stampendous
Paper: Bayou, Choc Chip, WW
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Aquapainter, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by:)