Thursday, August 30, 2007

Happy Birthday To......

I had three birthday cards to make this past week. My mom, my big sister and my son's other grandma. My mom likes horses so I used my new Bronc Buster stamp set. If you notice, I made a small mistake on this card. Can anybody tell me what it is? Leave me a comment and tell me what it is and I will send you a special something. First person to answer correctly will get a special something in the mail :).Ingredients: Stamp Sets-Bronc Buster, It's Your Birthday Paper-Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, DS Paper Outlaw Ink-Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip Accessories-Photo Corner Punch, Dimesionals, Pewter Hodge Podge Brads, Piercing Tool and Template.

I made this card for my big sister. I love my Roses in Winter stamp set. I will never give it's mine *laughs hysterically*. Well anyhow enough of the craziness and on to the good stuff.

Ingredients: Stamp Set-Roses In Winter Paper-Apricot Appeal, Bravo Burgundy, Shimmery White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke Ink-Apricot Appeal, Bravo Burgundy, Shimmery White, Old Olive, Always Artichoke Accessories-Burgundy Ribbon, Stamping Sponges

I finally got around to using my Garden Silhouettes stamp set. I have seen so many really cute cards made with it but I just haven't gotten around to using it. I thought it would be one of those sets that I loved but couldn't come up with any decent cards with it, BUT....I guess I was wrong. Which might I add is the first time ever that I have been wrong, after all I am a woman *grins* This card I made for my son's grandma. I actually love it. It turned out very nice.

Ingredients: Stamp Sets-Garden Silhouettes, It's Your Birthday Paper-Soft Sky, Really Rust, Old Olive, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, DS Paper Fall Flowers Ink-Soft Sky, Really Rust, Old Olive Accessories-Hemp Twine, Stampin Write Markers

My daughter is at her grandma's house until Saturday or Sunday and my son is going to pre-school at his other grandma's house. So it is just me and my DH. So I am hoping to get plenty of stamping done. Well I hope you all have a great weekend and happy stamping!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Who Likes Free Rubbah????

I have hit my 100 posts and I think I am going to celebrate with some blog rubbah!!! Kinda sounds a little morbid but you guys know what I mean! So I guess you all wanna know what bit of rubbah you'll be commenting for....well it is your choice of two stamp sets. You either have the choice of getting the new Merry & Bright (remember the sets in the mini are die cut which means you won't have to mount them!) stamp set from the unreleased Holiday Collection Mini Catalog on page 15 or Haunting Halloween stamp set from the current IB&C which can be found on page 29. If you have not had the chance to see the new mini catalog and do not know what the set looks like I would gladly e-mail you a copy of it to you.

What do you have to do to win you may ask......well you will have to comment telling me what you dislike about the new catalog. I did a what you like about it already so now I want to hear what you dislike about the catalog. If you don't dislike anything about the new catty then you have the option to tell me something you do like about it.

Good luck to all of you! By the way, the deadline for entries is September 7, 2007 by noon. I am going out of town next week so that is why I am posting the deadline for so far out. My DH is going to be having another procedure done on his back. If I post anything it will be below this entry because I want to keep this entry at the top of the page. So good luck to all of you and happy stamping!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Baby Shower Cards For Brandie.....

I made Brandie's baby shower cards. Her shower isn't until November but I thought since we might be moving before then, I would go ahead and make them. I case'd Tara from the card swap I did with Kimberly at Crafty Me that you can view at this post.
I made a stack of 20 for her this afternoon. I hired my dh to help me out and lemme tell you he was a really big help. He did all my CB embossing and colored all the green on my giraffes and sponged for me. He also helped with adhering things together. Isn't he just wonderful???? Well I think he is a tremendous help!

Here is a close up of the card. I can't remember what the name of the patterned paper is but I thought it matched well with the colors.

Ingredients: Paper-Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Whisper White Ink-Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Staz On Jet Black, Barely Banana Stamp Set-Bundle Of Joy Accessories-Celery Ribbon, Banana Ribbon (not SU!), Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder Spots n Dots (I think).

The information pulls out from behind the giraffe. I thought it was a fun way to show the info for the shower. Well hope everybody is having a good week and I just noticed that I made it to 100 posts so I will have to do some more blog candy to celebrate so keep your eyes peeled and happy stamping!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Roses In Winter.....

Mike's grandma had to go to the hospital to have surgery done on her heart so I made her a get well soon card. I used my beloved Roses In Winter stamp set. I haven't used it in a while and I had to pull it out and create with it.

Ingredients: Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Barely Banana, Shimmery White Stamp sets-Roses in Winter, Sanded background Ink-Purely Pomegranate, Barely Banana, Old Olive, Always Artichoke Accessories-Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon, Hemp Twine.

These are some of the projects that I finished this past week that I didn't get a chance to show you. I hope everybody had a great weekend and happy stamping!

Halloween Card Swaps.....

I signed up for another card swap with Kimberly at Crafty Me. This time it was a Halloween/fall themed card swap. I decided to make a Halloween card with my Best Fiends stamp set. *My dh helped me color the Frankenstein on the front.*

Ingredients: Paper-Halloween Night ds paper, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray Stamp set-Best Fiends Accessories-Silver Brads, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (earth elements) Ink-Staz on Jet Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White

I made a tag that slides in between the ds paper and the pumpkin pie.

Ingredients: Ink-Vintage Violet, Basic Gray Stamp set-Just Between Fiends Paper-Vintage Violet, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night ds Paper, Whisper White Accessories-Tangerine grosgrain ribbon, Black grosgrain ribbon, sponges, stapler

Bronc Buster....

I finally used my new Bronc Buster stamp set that I got a couple of weeks ago. I bought the Outlaw designer series paper to demo and I just fell in love with it. So of course I had to buy the stamp set to match.

Ingredients: Paper-Outlaw ds paper, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Really Rust Ink-Chocolate Chip, Really Rust Stamp Set-Bronc Buster Accessories-Photo Corner Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Sponges, Piercing Tool

Saturday, August 18, 2007

And the Winner Is.....

I used to generate my number and it gave me number 3.

Monika said...
Wow, very nice blog candy.! My favourite new stamp set is Pick a Petal. I still have to get it yet, but I am already dreaming of how I can use it.

Monika if you would send me your address my e-mail is Thanks everybody for entering and I hope everybody has a great weekend happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's Blog Candy Time Again!!!!!!

I am celebrating 5,000 hits with some blog candy. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post stating your favorite stamp set out of the new catalog or the mini catalog that will be made available in September. Now I suppose you would like to know what you will be winning?

1 Tombow/Snail adhesive refill, 10 blank coasters, 4 id tags, 5 mini cellophane bags, 1 mini and 1 large alterable notebooks in So Saffron and Pixie Pink (respectively), 1 stampin' glitter stack in the following colors: sun sparkle, razzle berry, periwinkle blue, coral crystals and mystic mint, 10 yards of craft paper wire, and 1 sheet of woven label stickers-baby themed.

***I have added some new links to my side bar under Blogs I Visit. They are from some of the comments that you all have posted.***

Good luck to all and I will be picking a winner on Friday August 17 at 12:00. Thanks for all the wonderful comments that you have left and I wish you all good luck and happy stamping!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ode to Cool Caribbean...

I do miss the old In Colors, but I really love the new ones so it is hard for me to be bitter about having the old ones retire. So I made a birthday card for my friend's husband with Cool Caribbean.Ingredients: Paper- Cool Caribbean, Real Red, Basic Black and Naturals White Ink- Jet Black Staz On Accessories- Real Red Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils Stamp Sets- Crab & Company

Well I hope everybody has a great weekend and I will be giving some blog candy away. I will post pictures of it and what you will need to do to win later on today. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Anniversary Cards...

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary on August 1st. We didn't really do anything special, but we did both make each other cards and we saw the new Harry Potter movie. I used the Boatloads of love stamp set and he used the Wonderful Words stamp set.

I tried really hard to make it manly, and I think I did a really good job of it.

Ingredients: Stamp sets- Boatloads of Love, A Light Heart, Sanded Background Ink- Jet Black Staz On, Whisper White Craft Ink Paper- Taken With Teal, Gable Green, Whisper White, Kraft Accessories- Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Photo Corner Punch

This is the card that my wonderful husband made for me. I think it turned out really good.

Ingredients: Paper- Pretty in Pink, Whisper White Stamp Sets- Wonderful Words, Doodle That, Sanded Background Ink- Purely Pomegranate, Jet Black Staz On Accessories- May Arts Ribbon, Prismacolor Pencils

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Another Frame.....

I made another frame a couple of days ago and just now got around to taking pictures. It has just been a stressful couple of days. I made it for my ex-husband and his new wife. I know it sounds weird, but we actually have a really good relationship now that we're divorced. So I thought it would be nice to give them a little house warming gift. Ingredients: Stamp sets- Headline Alphabet Paper- Outlaw designer series paper, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Creamy Caramel Accessories- Twill tape, Sponges, Photo Corner Punch, Silver Eyelets, Piercing Template, Ticket Corner Punch, Tag Corner Punch (I think that is what it's called) Inks- Really Rust, Chocolate ChipHere is a close up. I thought that if i used the ticket corner punch on the rust and chocolate chip paper and left the naturals ivory paper un-cut that it would make it look a little more western. I sponged on all of the paper to give it that old look. I sponged the twill tape with really rust ink. I also used silver eyelets around the photo corner. Well anyhow I hope everybody has a great weekend and happy stamping!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

A Frame For My Parents...

I made a name frame for my parents last night and I think it turned out to be the best one that I have made yet! They have a slight horse themed living room so I used the new Outlaw paper. I didn't have the Bronc Buster stamp set or the Wanted stamp set so I decided to utilize what I had and even though I didn't have any stamp sets that matched, it still turned out looking great!I used the photo corner punch and put brads from the pewter hodgepodge. I also attached some chocolate chip ribbon to the H and N.Here are the close ups of the letters. I distressed the letters with chocolate chip ink and also the cardstock that I mounted the letters on. Anyhow I hope everybody has a great weekend and happy stamping!