Wednesday, November 28, 2007

SC152 Good Friends

Good Morning! I made this card for today's challenge. I really love these two stamps together. I colored the image on shimmery white card stock using pastels. I used a copper paint pen on the edges. I'm not sure I will be using this layout for my Christmas cards for close friends but I do know I will be using these stamps.
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo, Lizzie Anne
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: Black
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Copper Paint Pen, Ribbon, Oval Punch
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Playful Christmas Basket

Good Morning! This is one of my top sellers. Last year I made hundreds of these and had to stop taking orders for them. This year I'm making the ones I did last year as well as some using a few new stamp sets. For this basket I used Playful Christmas from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I love this set:)Inside this basket there's Hershey nuggets, Hot Cocco, Mixed nuts, and Peppermint candy.Here's a few from last year

I made these using Michelle Fischer on SCS. Thanks again Michelle for the wonderful directions:)
So as you can see I've been stamping up a storm! I hope you will be inspired to make some of these fun little baskets.
Stamps: Playful Christmas
Paper: Mellow Moss, WW,
Ink: Artichoke, Garden Green, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Tag Punch, Ticket Punch, Rhinestones
Enjoy the day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cut and color when needed

Good Morning! In the past I have colored and cut out tons of flowers. I never seem to have the color I need cut out. With this set I decided to do things different I stamped all the images in black stazon and cut them. Now when I need the images I can quickly color to match my project. See the pictures:) I love doing it this way I hope you will too.
Have a great day
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving, and WT141, Mojo12 card

Good Morning! I know I should be cooking or cleaning but I just had to do the challenge lol. I saw Julee's Mojo Monday card on SCS and loved it. I wanted to try the layout. I think I'm really going to like the set from SU! So many things about this card aren't my normal style but it's fun sometimes to jump out of my box:)
Supplies used:

Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Artichoke, WW
Ink: Black, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Old Olive
Accessories: Rhinestones, Ribbon, Foam tape

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

SC151 Time Well Spent

Good Morning! I want to thank all of you that contacted me with the information on the unknown snowman:) I'm happy to say I ordered him and can't wait to have him back in my stamp collection. Thanks so much you ROCK.
Yesterday I recieved my free set from SU! I stamped a full sheet in black stazon and cut them out that way I can just color and go. I really like the way this turned out. The dp is BG Figgy, I used old olive and whisper white cardstock as well. I colored this with markers.
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

CC141 Unknown Snowman

Good Morning! I love this snowman I have no idea who makes him. He was lost many years ago when we moved. My husband found this stamped image in a box in the garage. I wanted to cry...I had forgotten all about this stamp. If you know where I can this snowman please let me know. This card was made for the color challenge. Colored it with markers. I distressed the edges a bit. The card stock is Wild Wasabi, Pretty In Pink, and Natural White.
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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Secret's Out!

Good Morning! I have some exciting news to share. I'm on the new Flourishes design team!! I'm thrilled to be designing with these awesome talented ladies. I quickly fell in love with these stamps and look forward to creating some cool projects for all of you. Here is the first project I'd like to share with you. I love the way this Christmas tin turned out. The stamps are so elegant your projects look like a million bucks with little effort. I purchased the tin at Hobby Lobby and the Fern- Rhinestones from Jacksonbelle's store.
ETA: Congratulations Ladies!! I look forward to designing with you:) The links are listed on my side bar.
Flourishes Design Team
Jan Tink
Kelly Sampson
Leslie Miller
Lisa Somerville
Natasha Trupp
Sharon Johnson, Design Team Leader
Tracy Durcan

Have a wonderful day :)
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gift Bag

Good Morning! Well I've been a very busy girl:) Most of which I can't show you yet. I'm sure you remember the gable box and Christmas card I made earlier. This is the quick and easy gift bag I made to put all my yummy treats in. This time I cut a sheet of WW cardstock in half. I stamped all the half sheets with the words first. I then stamped all of the one step stamps on each half sheet of cardstock repeat with step two and three. For the berries I only did step one and two. By stamping all your half sheets with each step it makes this project super fast and easy. It would take forever to make this if you completed each holly one at a time:)I found the gift bags at Hobby Lobby 2 for a dollar:)You can purchase the 3-Step Holly and Mistletoe set from Maria at Kitchen Sink Stamps
Supplies used:
Gift Bag
Stamps: Holly And Mistletoe (Kitchen Sink Stamps), One Of The Joys by (Stampabilities), Itty Bitty Background (SU!)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Mellow, Garden Green, Hunter, Saffron, Real Red, Black
Enjoy the day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sc150 Something Sweet For You Today:)

Good Morning! Every year I make chocolate Christmas cards. Chocolate Chip is my hands down favorite cardstock color. I love today's sketch and I love this card *blushing* Well I do!! Anyway the only ink used was Chocolate Chip:)
Once again stamp one full sheet of cardstock and cut, another super simple Christmas card!
Have a great day
Thanks for stopping by:)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

CC140 Pollen Petals

Good Morning! I made this card for today's color challenge on SCS. I put a little extra time into this one (wink) I hope you have a great day:)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Petal Prints, Pollen Dust,, Paisley, Thanks With Style ( KS)
Paper: Pom, Kraft
Ink: White Craft, Rose Red,
Accessories: Matpack, Ribbon, Swirl Clip


Monday, November 12, 2007

Super Simple Elegant Christmas

Good Morning! As I mentioned to you before this year my Christmas cards need to be simple, and easy to mass produce. I also wanted to make cards that didn't require extra postage. I love this card design the colors are so elegant IMO:) I used Adia Cloth background stamp with versamark on hunter green card stock only for the card base. I stamped a full sheet of WW with Baroque Motifs and the berries from Peaceful Wishes. I used hunter green ink and real red.I stippled the edges with artichoke ink.
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Storage Solution For Clear Stamps

Good Morning! Today I want to share with you my idea for storing Kitchen Sink and other clear stamps. I'm sure most of you use CD cases however I wanted to keep my stamp sets all together the 3-step daisy set would have to go in two cases. So check this out:) I kept the stamps on the sheets they came with.
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Hi there! Just a quick post to let you know that Jan did email me so we do have a WINNER!!!
Thank you all so much for the awesome gift ideas. I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of things to share:)
Have a great Saturday!!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Jan Scholl Where are you???More Cards For Mom

If I haven't heard from Jan Scholl by tomorrow I will draw another winner for my blog candy!
Hi there, This time I made no layer cards. These are for my Mom it's a set of six. Mom wanted cards that didn't require extra postage so I'm trying to do just that:) I colored the image with chalk and q-tips.
Have a great stamping day!
Thanks for stopping by:)
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin Pastels

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Simple card

Hi there! I was talking to my mom yesterday and she mentioned she would like some of my cards to give to friends and ladies at church. I wanted to make something pretty that didn't need extra postage. This is what I came up with. I love the paper but can't remember who makes it sorry. I colored this using ink and blender pens.
Have a happy day!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

And the WINNER IS............& SC149 Holly Gift

Good Morning! The Winner is.................. Lucky #2
******* Jan Scholl*********** Come on down!!! Please email me so I can get your gift certificate to you!! You're gonna love shopping at Jacksonbelle's store:)
Here's what Jan said.

Jan Scholl said...
Since I really dont do the whole family gift thing at Christmas, my favorite hand made thing to do is get out my home printed checks (I have made my own for 15 years now), fill them in by hand and then deliver them to my favorite charities the day after Christmas. I write them out on December 25 and put them in envelopes and stamp them up pretty.

November 1, 2007 1:18 AM

Thank you all for the great gift idea's!!! They're wonderful. I'll be sharing mine with you in the next few days.

Here's my card for today's SC 149 this is a bit out of my comfort zone but I had some leftover stamped paper from the cards I made on friday. It was just to pretty to trash but really not big enough for a card. Then I remembered I'd bought a tag punch a few years back and my card was born!! I hope it looks like a gift to you lol. The strip going across the middle of the card is backgrounds and borders from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I stamped it on WW with Garden Green ink. Don't you love it?
Stamps: Mistletoe and Holly , Backgrounds and Borders Kitchen Sink Stamps,
Paper: non SU! green and red, WW
Ink: Mellow, Artichoke, Garden Green, Real Red Cranberry, Saffron
Accessories: tag punch, jewels, ribbon, cord
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Last day for blog candy comments!!!! TLC141

Good Morning! Today is the last day to enter for my blog candy giveaway!! I will draw the winner Nov 7th in the morning. If you didn't leave your email address make sure you check back. Wow!! The gift ideas listed in the comments are fantastic. I really enjoyed reading all of them. Some I will use this year as well. Thanks so much for taking your time to share!!
Here's my pocket card for TLC141 These are hard to take pictures of sorry for the poor quality. The finished card is 5x5. I love the One Of The Joys stamp from Stampabilities.
Have a great day:)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

More Kitchen Sink 3 Step Daisy's

Good Morning! This notebook came together just beautifully. I bought the book at Target. At first I thought I would stamp on SU! Kraft CS to get my colors and placement down before I stamped directly on the book. So I cut my paper to the size of the book and started stamping I used the 3 Step Daisy and Backgrounds & Borders Sets from Kitchen Sink I used several different colors of ink all SU! for the daisy I used Red, Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip, Cocoa, and Black. The last three were for the centers. The greens I used were Artichoke, and Garden Green.

Don't forget to enter my BLOG CANDY!! Just scroll down a few post. Good Luck!!
Have a great day,

Friday, November 2, 2007

LSC140 KS Holly

*ETA* Don't forget to enter for my Blog Candy!!! You only have until Nov 7th:)Scroll down You could be a winner!!!!!!!

Good Morning! This is the card I made for today's LSC.
Make a holiday card that would be easy to reproduce and not require extra postage... Make a FLAT holiday card! I had to play with my new stamps. This card was super fast!! Just stamp a full sheet of card stock and cut it. I used fine lace on the bottom. Super fast,easy to reproduce, and flat! Look it matches my gable box:)
Stamps: Holly and Mistletoe, Fine Lace
Paper: Artichoke, WW
Ink: Mellow, Artichoke, Garden Green, Saffron, Red, Cranberry

Have a great day
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, November 1, 2007

OH MY!!!!!! I Luv this Set

Good Morning! I'm just beside myself with joy!! I recieved my new released stamps from Kitchen Sink and once again I'm in love!!! Straight from the package I created a quick and easy gable box that looks like a million bucks and hours and hours of work! Shhhhhh don't tell my friends and family that it was as easy as 1 2 3:)
Today is the day to hop over to SCS and see the Design Teams Samples. Maria has a banner on SCS today with a special be sure to check that out you can see all the new sets at the Kitchen Sink Store
Lastly don't forget to leave a comment for my blog candy. It's great reading all your handmade gift ideas:)
Have a great day!