Friday, June 29, 2007

Blogger Challenge

A group of stampers and myself are going to be doing blog challenges. I know - I have tons on my plate already, but I've always wanted to do a challenge with other bloggers, so I joined them! :) Of course, today was our first challenge posting and I have TONS of other things I need to do (ie: laundry, cleaning, getting ready for vacation), but I did the challenge today in between everything. I still have TONS of birthday cards that I was showered with to post as well. I can't wait to show you all of the awesome cards that came for me!!!

Ok - now for the challenge. We were to take the sample (of the elephant) on pg.10 of the SU Fall-Winter Preview Brochure 2007 and CASE the layout. We could change the colors and stamp sets, but the layout was to remain the same. We'll be posting our samples on Fridays.

Here is my CASE of the layout -

Supplies Used SU! unless otherwise Noted:

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Sincere Salutations
CS: Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, WW
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink
Other: Vintage Brad, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

This isn't the best image, but I'm still trying to figure out my digital. I got it awhile ago, but can't seem to get a good, clean image yet. The sentiment on the card says "Get Well Soon". I'm sending this to a friend whose been having some medical problems and thought this would help cheer her up.

Be sure to check out the other Bloggers who are taking part in the challenge -

Splendiferious Creations
Stamping with Sheryl
Stamp with Sarah
Snickerdoodle Dreams
Sunflower Studio
Faith Artistry
Basement Stamper
Toni's Adventures in Stamping & Scrapbooking
Stamp with Sue
The Technique Trail

Monday, June 25, 2007

More Catty Info - Ribbon

Here is some more information in regards to the new catty - this is about the Grosgrain Ribbon, since most of it was on the retiring list.

These are the ribbons that are *really* retiring...

Apple Green
French Blue
Light Orchid

And these are the ribbons that are still available, just repackaged (with current name in parenthesis):

Basic Black (black)
Whisper White (white)
Very Vanilla (cream)
More Mustard (mustard)
Apricot Appeal (apricot)
Pretty in Pink (light pink)
Real Red (red)
Bravo Burgundy (burgundy)
Elegant Eggplant (eggplant)
Night of Navy (navy)
Tempting Turquoise (turquoise)
Certainly Celery (celery)
Mellow Moss (spring moss)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

New Catty Sightings

I've been trying to catch up on Aimee's post on SCS - she got her Fall/Winter Collection Catalog in the mail today - and she's been posting some highlights.I thought I'd share some with you (and also Lisa S ( for posting this too):

New Sets:

Christmas Sets
Sports Themed Sets (Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Baseball)
School Sets
Lots of new Backgrounds
New Simply Sent Kits
Fly Fishing Set
Nautical Sets

Ribbon Update:

Double Stitched Ribbon In Colors only - 15 yds. for 8.95

Taffeta Ribbon 3/8" 10 yds. for 6.95

Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Mellow Moss,Bashful Blue,Pretty in Pink

Ribbon Colors 1/4" 15 yds. for $4.95
Basic Black, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie (new), More Mustard, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue (new), Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke (new)

Grosgrain 5/8"15 yds. for 7.95
Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Real Red ,Regal Rose ,Brocade Blue ,Certainly Celery ,Old Olive

Other great NEW stuff:

Textured Card Stock
35 Punches in the new catalog
New Designer Series Paper
New Kits
New Scrappin' Kits
New Brads
New Brass Templates

I'm so excited and hope that my catty arrives soon, so I can look through it all!! This is such an exciting time of year!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

All Star Turtle

Sorry it's been so long, since I last blogged. I was having internet issues for a few days. Then when I finally was able to get back online, I was forever clearing out the emails. Not to mention work and Madison's baseball games - I was swamped! I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel (at least I'm hoping!). I still have a few swaps I need to work on and get mailed. Anyway, enough about that - onto the artwork!!

I made this card for a swap I was in to use Inky Antics animals. I chose to make a girl card and a boy card. I used the Sporty Turtle (Clear Stamps) from Inky Antics for my boy card. I decided to have my swap cards donated to Keiki Cards. The person that hostessed the swap makes cards for Keiki Cards and we were able to donate our cards if we wanted to. I colored the turtle using Prismacolor Pencils. I also sponged Chocolate Chip around all the edges.

Stamps: Inky Antics (Sporty Turtle Clear Set)
CS: Morning Marigold, Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, WW
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Palette Noir Black
Other: Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (from Jody's ribbon shares), Stamping Sponge, Prismacolor Pencils

Friday, June 01, 2007

We're a Blog RAKin'!!

This first RAK is from Janine Tinklenberg better known as JanTInk on SCS. Janine also blogs and if you haven't read her blog, well you are missing out BIG time! She is a riot and each post has me laughing and nodding my head in agreement with her. Be sure to check her blog out at Stamps, Paper, Scissors. I love this card - I've always liked this set, but never purchased it. The saying is perfect as well. Thanks so much Janine!!

Boy do I feel special!!! I received another Blogger RAK - this one from Michelle Madden. Michelle just recently joined the Blogger RAK ranks and I got this awesome card from her! Not sure if you can tell, but she did paper piercing in the upper right. The flower is paper pierced as well! Be sure to swing by Michelle's blog to see some more of her work - you can check it out here at Michelle Stamps. Thanks Michelle for sending this to me - LOVE it!!

Thanks to you both!!