Saturday, November 27, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

I am back with a  second post to show you the card I made for the sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You.  I also in entering it in Simon Says Challenge, "Let it Snow" and Stampin B's  to make a holiday card.  I used this cute Penny Black stamp and colored with copics.  I used fun flock on her hat and coat.  The snow was made by rubbing to styrofoam pieces together and using the shavings.  It works great and is cheap and easy, but it is a bit messy. Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Penny Black, Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury, Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Other: MS snowflake punch, MS bakers twine, button, fun flock, styrofoam balls


Hello I hope all is well and for those of you who braved Black Friday shopping you had a safe and successful day. For me I stayed home and played with my stamps.   This is a card I made for this weeks sketch on Card Positioning Systems and the color challenge for iCopic their colors for this challenge are yellow green, real red and egg yolk.  I am also entering this card into Stampin' B's challenge to make a holiday card.  The cool ornament stamps are from Unity.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Embellished Season-Unity
Paper: pure luxury fresh asparagus, ivory, The Girls Paperie
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, new sprout, pear tart, bamboo leaves, encore gold
Other: nestabilities, cuttlebug, red cord

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Very Merry Christmas!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

I know it seems a bit strange to post a Christmas card on Thanksgiving, but I moved on to Christmas about two weeks ago and frankly I am so enjoying Christmas already. 

This is my first time making a card for Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger.  When I saw the inspiration piece this week I had to make a card.  I always want to join in on the fun, but time seems to always be too short.  As soon as I saw the delicious gingerbread snowflake  this card came to mind and I whipped it up.  It was super fast to put together. I also worked in to other challenges which wasn't to hard considering that Stampin B's challenges is to add a snowflake, got it!  The third challenges is from Simon Says and their theme is Let it Snow, how much easier can it get?  I hope you are enjoying your day with family and friends and lots of good food.  Thank you for stopping by.

Gettin' Krafty

Hello everyone I hope your day is going well. This is going to be a super short post.  I am doing my baking today and the pies are in the oven and the house is smelling so yummy.  I am not sure I will be able to wait until tomorrow to have some.  I made this card for several challenges listed below. 

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  If you are traveling please be safe.  I do have another card I hope to post later today, if not I will try to pop in tomorrow and post it then.  I want you all to know how very thankful I am that you come by to see my creations and leave the wonderful comments, I truly cherish them all.

  1. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Get Krafty
  2. SplitCoast Stampers: CC298
  3. Stampin' B's: Use snowflakes
  4. The Sweetest Thing: Sketch

Card Details
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Paper: pure luxury kraft, chocolate brown, lipstick red, BG Jovial
Ink: memento

Other: nestablilities, cuttlebug, ribbon

Monday, November 22, 2010

Very Merry!

Today's card is for the Gina's sketch on StampTV. I used Very Merry Christmas from Gina K Designs and illustrated by Theresa Momber.  This is a great Christmas set, I used it a bunch last year.  After coloring the bells and before I removed it from the nestabilities die I sponged around the image. 

Here is the sketch this challenge will run until Sunday evening and there is a chance to win a stamp set of your choice and if you use GKD stamps your name goes in twice!  I am also entering this card into the Clean and Simple challenge on Spiltcoast Stampers and Meredth's Christmas card challenge.

Card Details
Stamp: Very Merry Christmas Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury lipstick red, fresh asparagus, DP The Girls Paperie
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, desert sand
Copics:C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, R22, R24, R29
Other: brads, nestabilities, cuttlebug

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Celebrate the Joy of Friendship

Hello I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I have about 1/3 of my Christmas cards done now. I had pick up the pace or I will be finishing them after the New Year!  I made this one for a few challenges I have listed below.  One of them is for iCopic and it is a color challenge to use real red, yellow green, and egg yolk.  I used what I had that was closest.  The center of the ornament is colored with YG03 (yellow green), but when I added the glitter it totally changed it, much to my disappointment.  I picked a translucent glitter thinking it would work. I will be back on Monday sometime with a card.  Thank you for stopping by.

JustRite Inspiration: Celebrate Good Times
iCopic: Real Red, Yellow Green, Egg Yolk
Mededith Scraps: Christmas card to inspire
Simon Says Challenge: Sparkle
Card Patterns: Sketch

Card Details
Stamps: Just Rite Christmas Ornaments Set
Paper: pure luxury fresh asparagus, lipstick red, DP My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copics: R22, R24, R29, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG03
Other: nestaabilities, cuttlebug, MS branch punch, button, bakers twine, gold cord

Friday, November 19, 2010

StampTV Spotlight Color Challenge #2

I starting to make a small dent in my Christmas card, but I still have a lot to do.  Good thing I am off for the next week.  I made this one for Gina's color challenge on StampTV the colors are green apple, lipstick red and white.  I also used the sketch from Card Patterns, this one I took a little creative license.  I am still loving this gorgeous set A Year of Borders from Gina K Designs and illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  I wish you a wonderful weekend, we are expecting heavy rain all weekend so it will be a great weekend for staying indoors stamping.  Skype Emoticons

Stamps: A Year of Borders- Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury lipstick red, green apple, BG pattern paper.
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copics:E57, G28, R22, R24, R29, YG41
Other: pearls

Look who has some Blog Candy

Check it out Donna Downey has some great blog candy on her blog, but hurry it ends soon.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just Rite Snowman

Hello I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Two more days until I have a whole week off!!! I am just a little excited.  Before I get to my card I would like to thank you you for all of the wonderful comments you have left for me lately, they really make my day. Skype Emoticons

I made this card for the sketch this week for Card Positioning Systems, I love this sketch and knew as soon as I saw it I wanted to make this card. I am also entering it into the challenge for Mark's Finest Papers this week to include a snowflake on your card.  I think this one qualifies, don't you?  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Just Rite Groovy Snowman, Gina K Designs Holiday Hospitality
Paper GKD pure luxury, lipstick red, basic black
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copis:B0000, BG01, BG10, BG15, BG49, C3, C5, C7, C9, R20, R24, R27, RV21, Y13, YG17, YR02, YR04, YR07
Other: MS snowflake punch, raindots, nestabilities

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Thank you for your Hospitality

This week the challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot is to make a thank you notes for your dinner hostess.  It wouldn't be a Cuttlebug Spot challenge without embossing so I went all out and used three different folders on my card.  That is a first for me, the most I had every used on one card before was two.

I recieved my latest order from Gina K Designs on Friday and I couldn't wait to ink up Melanie Muenchinger's newest set A Year of Borders.  This set has to be one of the best sets I have every bought.  It is so versatile. I have a card I made using the poinsettia border that I have already posted on StampTV and will be sharing here this week.  I will be using this set a lot.  I hope that you will join in this weeks challenge.  For more details and a look at all of the fabulous samples from the rest of the design team head over to The Cuttlebug Spot.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps- A Year of Borders, Seeds of Kindness, Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure luxury kraft, chocolate brown, sweet corn, fresh asparagus
Ink: memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa
Copics: E09, E31, E33, E35, E37, G99, W0, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG95, YG99
Other: ribbon, twine, button, cuttlebug

Friday, November 12, 2010

Blog Hop!!!

The Cuttlebug Team is participating in a recipe blog hop.  We have joined with 4 wonderful challenge blogs.  For all of the details and to see the fabulous creations from the rest of the team head on over to The Cuttlebug Spot

The sketch was meant for a scrapbook page, but I am not much of a scrapbooker so I translated it into a card.  I had a blast making this card and for the first time in awhile I like something I have made. I will keep this short so you can check out the rest of the hop.  Make sure to go to The Cuttlebug Spot for the details and a chance at winning some wonderful prizes for joining in.  Good luck and thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Great Impressstions, Stampin' Up
Paper: Pure luxury lipstick red, fresh aspargus, ocean blue, BG 
Ink: Memento
Copics:B0000, B24, B41, C3, C5, C7, C9, G28, R29, YG17, YR04, YR07
Other: cutllebug, nestabilities, fun flock, glitter, pearls, xmas lights, scallop border punch, fibers

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Season's Greetings

I am back with a Christmas card, boy I have a bunch of these still to make.  This card is for a couple of challenges first Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes, cool shades of blue.  Second is for this weeks sketch for Card Positioning Systems, and finally for Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings color challenge for blue, white and silver with ribbon, lace or trim.  I will be back early Friday with a blog hop the the design team from The Cuttlebug Spot is joining in on.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details:
Stamps: Snow Swirled Stampin' Up
Paper: pure luxury Gian K Designs
Ink: versamark, memento summer sky, danube blue
Other: cuttlebug, nestabilities, punch, ribbon, embossing powder

Merry Christmas

Hello I hope that your week is going well.  I have this card to share with you today.  I made it for the challenge this week for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge, How Distressing.  I am making this a short post today as I am at a loss of what to say...  Lately I am having a hard time with the right up on my posts and honestly you would most likely rather see the cards than read my babble.  I wish you a wonderful rest of the week.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie
Paper: pure luxury ivory, SU basic gray, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Copics: B0000, C0. C3, C5, C7, C9, G12, G21, G24, R08, R27, R29, YG41, YR04, YR07
Other: pearls, cuttlebug, nestabilities

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Set The Table

The challenge this week for The Cuttlebug Spot is Set the Table: Decoratins for Thanksgiving holiday. I choose to decorate a candle.  To start I pulled out my crimping tool and brushed off the cobwebs and crimped the kraft base.  For the next layer I embossed the green with a cuttlebug folder, sorry I can't find the name of it right now.  The leaves are some paper leaves I found at Michaels and I embossed them with textile texture embossing folder.  I added the sentiment and I was done.  I made this last Saturday and I am still finding glitter everywhere.  I love glitter, but it hangs around like Easter grass!

Here is a close up of the leaves.
This would be a great fast and easy last minute decoration for your Thanksgiving table or how about a Hostess gift.  Make sure you go over to The Cuttlebug Spot and see the wonderful creations from the rest of the Design Team.  And we would love to see you join us in this weeks challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hello I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was good I was able to spend a bunch of time in my stamp room creating and boy it did feel good.  I made this card for three challenges. I started by stamping the shells with versamark ink on white card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then cut out the circles with nestabilites.  Before removing the circle I sponged with turquoise ink.  Next I matted the circles with decorative circle nestabitlites die. I have had this stamp set Gifts From The Sea illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger  for awhile and haven't used it much.  I need to fix that as it is a great set with a lot of wonderful shell images.  I will list the challenges below.  Thank you for stopping by.

  1. StampTV: That's Odd odd number of embellishments
  2. Flourishes:  Shades of Blue
  3. Card Patterns: Sketch


Hello today I have a card I made Mojo Monday's sketch and Lee Murphy's challenge for Gina K Designs release.  I am squeaking in just under the wire on the sketch.  Lee's challenge is to make a holiday card using non traditional colors.  I went with pink.  I did sneak a tiny bit of red and green for the holly on the snowman's hat. This is a short post as I am working on a few more challenges and some DT projects that I will be sharing in a few days.  Enjoy what is left of your weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Polly in Purple

I think I am finally getting my creativity back.  I am starting to feel like stamping again, this has been a long stretch.  so that means I should get back to posting a little more.  This is a card I made for Kraftin' Kimmie's challenge.  This week is is Primarily Purple.  I choose to go with a monochromatic card.  I just love this sassy gal, her name is Polly.  I have had her for awhile and just now got her inky.  Thank you for stopping by.

Card Details: 
Stamps: Polly Kraftin' Kimmie
Paper: elegant purple, lovely lilac, SU designer papar
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics:BV00,BV11, E31, E35, E37, E50, R11, R32, V17
Other: prima flowers, pearls

Pink Thank You

Hello I hope you week is going good.  I have a card to show you that I made for a couple of challenges. The first one is for Stamp Something to use pink.  The second challenge was for the sketch challenge on StampTV.  Unfortunately I missed the deadline for it. I used Buds & Vases illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger, I love her sets!!   Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for stopping by.

Card Details
Stamps: Buds & Vases- Gina K Designs
Paper: pure luxury creme de menthe, Basic Grey Olivia
Ink: memento tuxedo black, new sprout
Copics: G14, R20, R22, R24, YG11, YG45
Other: ribbon, pearls

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melanie's A Year of Borders

Scroll down to the next post for my The Cuttlebug Spot.

Oh my goodness have you seen Melanie Muenchinger's set?  It will be released from Gina K Designs on Thursday evening.  I have to say it is awesome!  I will be buying this set for sure, that is unless I am lucky enough to win it.;-)  Check out this beautiful card Melanie made with it.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Melanie is giving one of these away on her blog.  So head over to enter and let Melanie know what you think.  Good luck!!

The Cuttlebug Spot Thanksgiving Dinner Invite

The challenge this for The Cuttlebug Spot is to make a Thanksgiving Dinner Invite.

I used Autumn Beauty from Gina K Designs and illustrated by Theresa Momber (my sister for those of you who don't already know).  I love working with this set as it is Autumn and I get to use many of my favorite colors.  I choose the sunflower, after coloring it I cut it out and placed it on top of a ivory piece that I ran through the cuttlebug and sponged with memento desert sand ink.  The base is Pure Luxury chocolate brown and a mat and tag in pumpkin pie.

Make sure you head on over to The Cuttlebug Spot and check out the rest of the Design Teams gorgeous Thanksgiving invites. And don't forget to play along this week.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.