Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Blogger's Challenge

I wasn't able to participate in this past week's Blogger's Challenge. I was going to try, so I didn't post sooner. However, as my week is turning out - it is going to be Friday again, so I figured I would just go for this week and pass on last week.

That said - the other Blogger Girls that did take on the challenge did an awesome job, so be sure to check out there blogs and leave them some praise too!! (You can find their blogs listed in my sidebar on the right.)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Blogger's Challenge (July 20)

Yes - I'm almost a week late in posting this - UGH! I had the card ready and thought I would post it while we were at the beach. That didn't happen and then just trying to catch up on everything else when we got back. So, I was determined to at least get it posted BEFORE tomorrow's challenge posting. :)

For last week's challenge we were to CASE the card on pg.97 (the one that used the Sassy Stems set). We could change the colors, stamp set, etc, but use the sketch for our card. So, this is what I came up with. I also used this for my stamp club this month as well - nothing like knocking out 2 tasks in 1. :D

All Supplies SU! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps - Oh, So Lovely (Hostess set), Warm Words
CS - Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, WW
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, StazOn Black
Other - Slit Punch, Large Oval Punch, Double Stitched Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Signo White Pen, Mat Pack (for dot placement), Cutter Kit (for distressing the top & bottom edges of the Regal Rose CS), Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge Chicks located in the sidebar on the right. Also be tuned for tomorrow's challenge card.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Blogger's Challenge

Well, it's Friday and yep...I'm just getting my Blogger's Challenge card in right under the wire! :) I've had this idea in my head all week, but just got a chance today to actually make the card.

This week, our challenge was to use any layout/stamps/ink/card stock and create a Christmas Themed Card - USING NON TRADITIONAL Christmas colors. I think I may have slightly *cheated* on the non-traditional colors part. I needed a *redish* color for my poinsettia (is that even spelled right??). So, I grabbed my pack of new In Colors and new I wanted to use the Soft Sky and Purely Pomegranate. I also added Chocolate Chip to the mix. I also sponged each layer of card stock with Chocolate Chip ink. I really like how this card turned out and it is easy to reproduce - may just need to use this as my Christmas cards this year (if I start now, so I'm not the week before Christmas without a card made!).

Be sure to check out the other Blogger's who took on this challenge located in the sidebar under Blogger's Challenge Players ------------>

All Supplies SU! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Doodle This, Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Other: Vintage Brads, Stamping Sponge, Mat Pack (for brad placement), Stampin' Dimensionals, Stickles - Silver

Monday, July 09, 2007

Spabella Friend

Sorry this picture is blurry. I've yet to figure out my digital and it is truly driving me crazy!! For this card, I used the sketch that Julee posted on her blog - Poetic Artistry. She does Blogger Bingo and posts a sketch for extra numbers to be called. For every person that does the sketch and posts a comment for her with a link, she draws out an extra bingo number to be called that day then. Since Round 5 is a Blackout - we need lots of numbers to be called! :)

Anyway - I used an image that was sent to me by Sandy (WeLuvCardstcok). I colored her in using an Aqua Painter and the ink pads. I also used the new Brocade Designer Paper. The 'friend' stamp is from Card Greetings by Green Grass Stamps.

All Supplies SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Spabella (
Stamping Bella), Card Greetings (Green Grass Stamps)
CS: WW, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Brocade Designer Paper
Ink: Black, Old Olive, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Other: Barely Banana Brads, Word Window Punch, Giga/Mega Oval Scalloped Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Stickles

Baroque Gift Exchange Set

One of the groups I'm on - I had signed up for a gift exchange. This time around we needed to decorate a tin for our partner and include goodies in it for her. So, this is the tin and items I made for my partner. I used a new 2007 stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Baroque Motifs. I didn't preorder this set at first, but after seeing so many awesome things done with it, I knew I just had to have it! I really love it and have been using it tons!

Onto the items above - I used the new Brocade Designer Paper on my projects as well. Included in the tin - a covered flower frame, notebook, heart tin, circle tin (included the new Rhinestone brads and Eggplant ribbon), and the paperclip. I also included a couple items that my partner had wished for - stampin' dimensionals, bone folder, and rose grosgrain ribbon.

Hope she likes this and the goodies - being that I was late in sending it to her.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Birthday Wishes

I'm finally getting a chance to post the many birthday cards that I received for my birthday (6/24). I've been super busy, but decided tonight I was going to start loading them! They are all so wonderful and really made my birthday SUPER special. Thank you so much to each and every one of you who sent me a card or birthday wishes!!

This card was received from Jan (Tweetybugshouse over on EBB) . Love the die cut flowers and button in the corner!!

This was a RAK I received from Sandy. I traded her some things for 2 Stamping Bella stamps!! Woohoo!!! :) This was the cute card that she sent with the stamps and numerous stamped Bella images. You can check out more of her work at Sandy & Kim's Creations.

Jane Bosi sent me this super cute birthday card. I love the pp, ribbon, and colors she used!! Check out her work on her blog Jane's Addiction. Thank you!!

Amanda sent me this BRAK as part of the Blogger RAK group. Is this just not the cutest card?!?!! The balloons have crystal effects on them to make them shiny! Too cute!! Be sure to stop by Amanda's blog Inkspirations.

This was another great card I received through the Blogger RAK group. Nancy used this cute Michael's stamp (yep - have it myself :) and scalloped punches (love them) and a cuttlebugged background (love that too). :) Don't let Nancy's blog name throw you - it is anything but a Creative Mess.

I have many more to post, but need to run out for a bit. I will try to get some more loaded tonight.