Saturday, August 25, 2007

Blogger's Challenge (Aug. 24)

Edited: Ok, so I finally got a chance to do this challenge. After Mackenzie started to feel better, I started to feel sick on Sat. I'm still feeling blah - upset stomach and all. However, I was determined to get this done last night. This card uses all punches and only 1 stamp - the sentiment. I CASEd a card that my up-upline sent me for this challenge.

Don't forget - if you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge Players for their creations (you can find the links to the right ------>).

All Supplies SU unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Beautiful Day (A Muse)
CS: Chocolate Chip, True Thyme, WW
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Lg Oval Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Spiral Punch, Brown Marker, White Gel Pen

I'll be posting my challenge card later today/tonight. Our challenge was to "Get Punchy" this week! Our focus on our projects was the use of punches. I have an idea in my head - just need to get a spare moment without having a sick child on my lap. :) My daughter (Mackenzie) has been sick since Monday. Poor thing didn't even get to have fun on her birthday (this past Wednesday) because she's been sick. Now she has a viral infection in her eye - started with this yesterday. So, on top of fighting the stomach flu - she now has this.

So, I've had lots of 'planning' time, but no real time to stamp. She seems to be doing better today, so I foresee some stamping in my near future! :D

Until then - be sure to check out the other Challenge Players (located in the sidebar to the right) for awesome uses of different punches!! Seriously - ideas I hadn't thought about and can't wait to try them out now!! I'm really thinking I need the Three for you Punch Box now after seeing the flower cards made with it!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Stampin' Up!'s
Fall Frenzy Promotion

We're excited to announce our upcoming September sales promotion. From September 1-30, 2007, when customers spend $30 on regular priced merchandise, they qualify to purchase six of this fall's hottest stamp sets at 30 percent off!*

They'll get to choose from:

Item Page Number Description Discounted Price

105355 26 Bitty Boos Too $12.57
109284 29 Haunting Halloween $13.27
107383 30 Thoroughly Thankful $16.07
109373 108 Autumn Fest $16.77
109421 91 Elementary Essentials $19.57
110366 17 Stem Silhouettes** $22.37

*Purchase one of the six sets for every $30 spent, two for every $60 spent, etc.
**Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Blogger's Challenge (Aug. 17)

I didn't participate this week in the Bloggers Challenge. Mainly because I was still trying to get last week's finished, since I ran into some problems. However, this week was to find something that inspires us and create a project based on that inspiration. Still a great challenge to do another time though!

Be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge Players located in the sidebar who did participate this week!! More awesome ideas to draw inspiration from.

Quick Card

I needed some Thank You and Thinking of You cards. I've been putting them off and decided to sit down and make them this weekend. I decided to use a basic, but very nice design. I just switched out the greeting for what I needed.

I stamped the small flower from Boraque Motifs on the Designer Paper (retired). I *love* the Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon - I need a new roll of it already!!

All Supplies SU! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Sincere Salutations
CS: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean (retired), Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean (retired)
Other: Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon

Blogger's Challenge (Aug. 10)

The challenge for last week was to alter an item. Well, the above picture is what I chose to alter. I got it from the Go. Be Creative store - it comes unassembled for easy altering. Of course, what I thought would take me just a couple days - has actually taken me longer. I don't know if it has been the warm weather we've been having or what, but my glue (Mod Podge) isn't drying!! I've even sat the pieces in front of a fan to help, but they remain *tacky*. Is this normal?? I don't think I've ever used Mod Podge before, so I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen. It seems to dry, but I've noticed that it sticks to whatever it is up against.

Anyway - the pieces have all been covered in paper (again from Go. Be Creative - this time from the August Kit of the Month). I need to add some paint and then put it all together. I'm hoping though that the pieces don't remain *tacky*. I'll be sure to post a completed picture when it is complete.

Be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge Players listed in the sidebar.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Blog Candy Winner

Congratulations to the blog candy winner!! I used to select the number, which was 6. So, post #6 came from -

foodpartyfun said...
Hi Karen. Congrats on the success of your blog!Pat

So Pat - be sure to email me at knk75 @ aol . com (minus the spaces) with your mailing addy, so I can get your goodies out in the mail to you. Thank you to everyone who posted and visit my blog!! I really do appreciate having you stop by if just for a minute.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Blog Candy

Well - I see where I am nearing 15000 hits and I haven't done blog candy in some time, so I thought it would be a great time for some now! I have the blog candy shown above and will see what else I have that I can add to it (I tend to hoard my goodies, so I'm sure there is more around here).

Thanks to everyone who continues to visit my little 'ol blog in the blog world!!

So, what do you have to do to get in on the blog candy you ask?? Send me all your money!! LOL No - really, just leave a comment on this post saying hello and you'll be entered. The winner will be randomly drawn.

Oops - forgot to put when I would do the drawing. All names (no duplicates though) left here on this post by midnight Thursday (8/9) EST will be entered into the drawing.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sprinkler Fun

Goodness - this is my 3rd post tonight!! Yep - trying to make up for being such a slacker of late with posting to my blog.

This is a scrapbook page that I finally put together after having it in my head for awhile!! I used the July Kit - Cayenne Pepper - from Go. Be Creative. Love it - so much in it and love the papers!! The extras that I added were the smaller Primas, used my Cuttlebug with a Sizzlet alpahbet, and 3 vintage brads (from SU). I used a sketch from Becky Fleck's PageMaps.

You've got to check out the message board for GBC as well if you haven't! Lainey (the owner) posts ideas she's made using the current kit for inspiration, as well as, other ideas and all around FUN from the other members!!

Supplies Used:
Go. Be Creative - July Cayenne Pepper Kit
SU! - Photo Corner Punch, Cuttlebug with Sizzlet Alphabet, Chocolate Chip ink, Ruby Red ink (to die the 'S' chipboard from the kit), 3 Vintage Brads
Other - Prima Flowers

Ok - I'm done for the night...I promise! I need to head to bed or I won't make it in to work tomorrow!!

MissyB ATC Swap

I joined a MissyB Designs ATC swap over on the MissyB Yahoo group. I decided to use the 'You're Bugging Me' set. I also got out my Cuttlebug for the background. Isn't this butterfly just too cute?!! After coloring in the butterfly with my Aqua Painter, I outlined the inside of the wings with a blue Sparkle Sakura Gel Pen. The antenna were also traced with a black Sakura Gel Pen.

Stamps: You're Bugging Me (MissyB Designs)
CS: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, WW
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Other: Cuttlebug background, Coluzzle, Aqua Painter, Sakura Gel & Glitter Pens, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon

Blogger's Challenge (Aug. 3)

This was done for the Blogger Challenge this past Friday (8/3). Our challenge was to use the card on pg.165 of the SU! Fall/Winter Catalog and CASE it.

My card uses the Fabulous Flowers set - love it! I also used the Outlaw Designer Paper that I just received (from a friend - thanks Deedee)!! This paper is awesome and I'm so glad to have it. I paired it with the retired Cool Caribbean and the beautiful new Chocolate Tafetta ribbon.

Be sure to check out the other girls that participated in this challenge as well. You can find them in my sidebar to the right - Blogger Challenge Players.

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Sincere Salutations
CS: Cool Caribbean, WW, Outlaw Designer Paper
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Tafetta Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Stampin Dimensionals