Monday, October 29, 2007

I Forgot I Made These......

Blonde moment!!! I usually don't have them but I do every now and then. LOL! I forgot that I even made my Halloween cards already. I just forgot to upload the picture. I got those cute little bat brads from target in a pack of 180. There were two colors of each shape. There were bats, moons and pumpkins. I figured the bats went perfect with Dracula.

Ingredients: Stamps-Best Fiends, Just Between Fiends Paper-Buckeroo Blue, Vintage Violet, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White Ink-Vintage Violet, Jet Black StazOn Accessories-Bat Brads (Target), Watercolor Wonder Crayons--Earth Elements, 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua Painters, Piercing Tool

Hope everybody had a great weekend and happy stamping!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I Know It's Been A While....

I do have a good excuse though. I went to visit my son in Houston. He is at his grandma's house going to pre-school. I've missed him so much. We left Friday and came back Tuesday night. I made this card before I left. I'm not sure if I like it too much or not. Ingredients: Stamps- Wild Rose, Party Punch Paper-River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Porcelain Prints DS Paper Ink-River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou Accessories-Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Pewter Brads, Dimensionals

Hopefully I will have some more stuff to share with you all later on this weekend. Hope you all had a great week and a great Friday. Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Christmas Cards....

I made some samples of Christmas cards for my spin instructor to choose from. I also made my Halloween cards, but I will share those in another post...I haven't taken pictures of them yet so I will probably do that tomorrow.I CASED this card layout from a lady that used to live on base. We had a swap and she used the Sketch It stamp set from last year's catalog. I had some extra Holiday Thyme DS paper from one of the mini catalogs from last year.I CASED this card from the 2006-2007 idea book and catalog. I liked the colors that it used and it was fairly simple. Mine, although doesn't look quite as good as the one in the catalog. But I think once I get the hang of tearing a rounded corner, it will look better. You can't really see it, but I used some glitter on the snowflakes to make them look a little more real.This one is my favorite! I just got this stamp set the other day in the mail. I love my Roses in Winter, but I figured I needed to get a current flower stamp set out of the new catalog so I can demo with it. I CASED the layout and colors from Jan at Stamps, Paper, Scissors. I love reading her blog and I loved the way she used this set and the color combo. I know it isn't very Christmas like, but I thought I would use a variety and give options.
I used the Like it a Latte stamp set for this card. When my puffy paint (liquid applique) comes in, I am going to add it to the whipped cream and make it pop up. The greeting says, "sending warm thoughts your way."
Finally, I made this using the new Wintergreen paper that I absolutely LOVE! This one I think is more traditional as far as Christmas is concerned (aside from not having any red). I hope my instructor likes what I made and I will let you all know what he chose. Hope you all have a great weekend and happy stamping!

Monday, October 8, 2007

DiVa Purse.....

Allison at JoStamper was kind enough to share the instructions to make a DeVa Purse with me. It turned out very cute too. I made both of the sides of the purse different so that you could have two different purses!The instructions she gave me used a 6x6 piece of card stock, but I wanted to make mine a bit bigger so I used a whole 12x12 sheet of card stock.Ingredients: Paper-Outlaw DS Paper, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Really Rust Tools-10-12" Pot Lid or Bowl (for tracing), Oval Punch (works for the 6x6 purse) or Creative Memories Cutting System (this is the tool I chose to use because I wanted a bigger handle) and Scissors

Solemn Stillness....

I got my holiday stuff ordered to make my Christmas cards. I like what I made, but I'm not sure if it's what I had in mind. I ordered the Seasonal Whimsy stamp set and I am going to make another before I decide which I will use, but for now this is what I came up with.Ingredients: Stamp Set-Solemn Stillness Paper-Wintergreen DS Paper, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow Ink-Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow Accessories-Sponges, 5/8" Celery grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, Stickles and Glue Dots

Birthday Swaps.....

I joined a swap that Kimberly at Crafty Me is hosting. The theme is birthday cards. I chose to use my CosmoBella stamp for it. I have the birthday one but I thought that I should use something that wasn't a traditional birthday stamp.Ingredients: Stamps-CosmoBella, Cheers, It's Your Birthday Paper-Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal, Green Galore, Whisper White, Basic Black Ink-Jet Black StazOn, Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal, Green Galore, Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Old Olive and Real Red Stampin Write Markers Accessories-K&Co Rhinestones, Turquoise ribbon, 12" Decorative Creative Memories trimmer.

Monday, October 1, 2007

And The Winner Is......

I used to generate a random number to see who will be the winner of my birthday blog candy. And the winner is.....

Timestamp: 2007-10-01 16:53:39 UTC

Kathy W said...
Happy Birthday! My birthday is in the summer, so usually we go for a day hike to a waterfall, and then have a special birthday dinner with cake for dessert. Thanks for the chance to win!

So Kathy if you can e-mail me with your address I will get that in the mail asap! Thanks for all the great birthday wishes and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Happy stamping!

Since I didn't hear back from Kathy W. I went to and "drew" another name.

Timestamp: 2007-10-07 00:23:41 UTC

Nikki said:
Happy early Birthday!!! For my birthday we usually go out to eat and have cake and presents at home. Nothing too exciting but I always enjoy myself! We don't live near any family so I get lots of phone calls and cards in the mail.Thanks for chance at some blog candy and hope you have a great birthday!{smiles}

If you would e-mail me at the e-mail listed above, I will get that in the mail to you asap! Thanks for all the great comments and happy stamping!