Apr 30, 2008

Two wonderful and talented stamper presented me with this award.
Neva (Scrappin' Belle) and Lisa (Get your Stamp On). I am so grateful
and I wanted to thank them for such a wonderful award.
Here are 5 wonderful stampers that are in more ways than one deserving of this award.

Jackie (The Scalloped Edge)

Maren (Zany Not Crazy)

Vera (Vera Stamps)

Carolina (Carolina's Creative Pad)

Kristin (Sunshine, Smiles & Stamps)

Flowers for You

Sketch Card #174
Good morning to all !!!
I woke up early for my mornig walk today. I am hoping that I get some things accomplish today. I did take a break to take a look at the sketch card. I was going to used a flower chipboard that needless to say I could not find, so I have to replace my idea with something close to what I had in mind. I used the Build a Flower which worked out really well. I used the Little Pieces set for my row of flowers. For the main image, I used the Nesties to create the scallops and used white gel and fine tip marker for the dots. I designed my ribbon , so that it is holding the card closed.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Little Pieces, Stem Sayings
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Gable Green, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Basic Black, White Gel pen
Accessories: Rhinestone brad, black brads, Black grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Nesties, CB folder, Horizontal slot, Circle Cutter, Score-pal

Apr 29, 2008

Love is...

Color Challenge #164
Hi everyone !!! I love the color challenge today-Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky and Basic Black.
I did not even used a neutral. My main image is stamped in Soft Sky paper. I also used the Great Swap Girls (GSG02).

Thanks for looking.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Essence of Love, Canvas BG
Paper: See Above
Ink: Basic Black, White Craft
Accessories: DS ribbon, Adhesive brads
Tools: Slit punch, Circle punches, dimensionals

Apr 28, 2008

Birthday "Hi"

Try a New Technique #166
Happy Monday !!! I really wanted to try this
challenge on SCS. I love to learn this two way
open fold. I used the Wild Birthday Wishes from
H & M Stamps. I love how the front of the card turned out. I added the punched stars to compliment the Summer Picnic DSP.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Birthday Wishes
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, DSP Summer Picnic, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, creamy Caramel, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Striped Ribbon, Brads,Stickles
Tools: Circle punches, Window Punch, Dimensionals




This is the first opening of the card.

















This is the second opening of the card.










Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 27, 2008

Warm Wishes

Swap Card Project
Good morning !!!
I finally uploaded this card from a recent swap that I joined using any new set from the Spring-Summer Collection. The main background and the side panel was stamped with White Craft pad using the 3 flowers from this set.
I stamped Brocade Blue and Bashful blue for the main flower. I cut the 2 flowers and mounted it on dimensionals and use an eyelet to hold them together. I used my spritzer tool after for added color and texture.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Pretty Amazing
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue. Whisper White, DSP Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, White Craft
Accessories: Eyelet, Grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Paper piercing tool, Crop-a-dile, dimensionals

Apr 25, 2008

Blog Candy Winner !!!

Hi everyone.
One Lucky Winner of the Blog Candy of the H & M Stamps set of her choice is... (drum roll)
Gloria #73.
Here what she has to say:
Love the sets and your blog. Thanks for sharing.Gloria aka: GloriousGreetings on splitcoast
April 24, 2008 1:22 PM

Please e-mail me with your address.
Thank you all for playing .

Celebrate !

Limited Supply Challenge #165
Today is the release of the H & M Stamps, so
there is a reason to celebrate. This cute little bird is from the Wild Birthday Wishes. I used markers for the sentiment, some tools , DSP Summer Picnic and papers from scraps.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Birthday Wishes, Celebrate Everything
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Whisper White DSP Summer PIcnic
Ink: Pumkin Pie, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Accessories: Striped Ribbon
Tools: Punches, tool kit

Apr 24, 2008

Flowers for Me !!!

So unexpected...
These flowers just came today and they are such an unexpected surprise. My DH usually bring me no occasion flowers. That's what he calls it, because ever since I've known him he will just bring me flowers.
Our anninversary is really today and he still managed to surprised me. I was getting ready to leave to hike with my friend and he happened to call me. I told him where I was going and he said to me "don't be long".
I did not know why he said that but now I kinda put it together when the delivery guy came knocking at my door.
How sweet is that !!!
Sometimes it's just the little things that life is presented to you that gets you all choked up and makes you feel really good inside.

Thanks for stopping by.

Presenting...

You Cheer Me Up Award !!!

Kelly (My Little Hobby) gave me this cute Lucy
"You Cheer Me Up Award". Every now and then, we need friends to cheer us up. Thanks Kelly.You are awesome !!!

Here are the Ethels and Lucys that deserve this award.

Jean (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) is the Ethel in my circle of friends. I get goofy at times and she is just right there by my side. She is a talented stamper and always share her great ideas.

Barb (Creative Stampin'Spot) is definitely a Lucy. I just sit back and watch her do things like she
had those vitamins that Lucy takes. She is uber organized and a very talented stamper.

Sarah ( My Scrapbook Table) She could be Lucy the way she run her home and takes care of the kids. It is amazing how she even finds time to stamp, but she does. She has amazing talent
and her cards are awesome.

Mercy (Lord have Mercy) She could be both, but I could be wrong. I know what she is for sure,
a very talented and creative stamper.

Flossie (Flossie's Follies) I will have to say Lucy.
Flossie always cheer me up with her comments and her blog is full of wonderful creations.

Life at Sea

Ways to Use It #163
Hello everyone !!!
I had this set in my mind when I saw the SCS challenge-using scissors. I snip, snip my seaweed by hand, added the Gelly Roll pen around to give it a subtle sparkle. For the main image I used my circle cutter and mounted the turtle.
I added eyelets around for my embellishment. The background was done using my CB folder.

The Sea Life set I used is from H& M Stamps that will be released tomorrow. Please scroll below to take advantage of the $5.00 coupon and to win my blog candy.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Sea Life
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Gable Green, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Gable Green Green Galore, Bordering Blue,Basic Black
Accessories: Eyelets, Stickles
Tools: Circle Cutter, Scissors, Crop-a-dile, Aqua painter

Apr 23, 2008

Admit 2

JUMP !!!
That was the finale of the show.
My DH and I spent our anniversary in Las Vegas
and watched the the Van Halen concert.
He said he watched them perform when he was a teenager,
so I have to go with his wishes.
We enjoyed their music and the crowd was pretty wild.
Gotta love them !!!!!!
I thought I'd share them with you.


















Stinkin' Sweet

Sketch Card Challenge #173
Hello and Good Morning !!!
I finally got Pun Fun set mounted and got some ink on it. I used the Summer Picnic DSP and used it around the borders and for the main panel. I also punched out the flowers with circle punches and used them for the corners. For my main panel,I ran the Lots of Dots SA wheel using Versamark, stamped the image twice and mounted it on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Pun Fun, Lots of Dots SA wheel
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Real Red.
Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Staz-on Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Versamark
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon, brads, stickles
Tools: Circle Punches, Blender pen, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Apr 22, 2008

B-Wishes !

Color Challenge #163
Happy Tuesday to all !!!
I made this 2-5-7-10 box for the Color Challenge on SCS-Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip. Pretty in Pink. I incorporated a little bit of my DSP Close to Cocoa. The set I am using is from the soon to be released H & M Stamps
on April 25. (See the $5.00 coupon below).
The main background was done using the Lots of Dots SA
wheel. I used the Circle punches to emhasize my images.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Birthday Wishes, SA Lots of Dots
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose,Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Grosgrain Celery ribbon, Star brads
Tools: Circle Punches, Window Punch, dimensionals,
Sticky Strip

Dad's Outdoors

Featured Stamper #63
I made this card for the FS-Silke aka Sparklegirl on SCS. Her gallery is awesome and I just love her style of stamping. Here is the card that I cased with minor changes. I adapted the squares and added the dots using the fine tip of the Chocolate marker. I used the corner punches and added the dots, too. I used hemp and brads for embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Dad's Outdoors
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hemp,Stickles, brads
Tools: Corner Punches, Square punches, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Apr 21, 2008

Thank You Gift Card Holder

Try A New Technique #165
Happy Monday to you all !!!
It's a busy day for me mostly because I have been wanting to do quite a bit of posting and I must have been interrupted a dozen times with the phone calls, laundry buzzer calling and a long list of things that I wanted to accomplish today. Today's SCS challenge is really a fun one, a gift holder. I made a thank you one using the Spring Solitude set. I added sparkles to the main image after I stamped it and then stamped it off in Regal Rose. I even added the Crop-a-dile embossing technique down in the bottom panel.
I used the SA wheel that came with this set
using the Mellow Moss pad for a darker color that will popped in Certaily Celery paper.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Spring Solitude
Paper: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Ploka dot ribbon, Brads, stickles
Tools: Crop-a-dile, small and large Oval punches, SA handle, tool kit



Here is the inside of the gift holder.

For the gift card opening, I used The Window punch and the 11/4 " Circle punch.

Directions for this gift holder.Using 41/4" x 11 paper, score 3 inches from the top and bottom, and score on 51/2" which is the middle part. For more directions on this card, visit this blog: Pine is Here

Thanks for stopping by.

H & M Stamps Blog Candy !!!

Celebrating The Grand Opening of H & M Stamps
on April 25, 2008 and giving away one of these
awesome stamp sets that will be released in May.


A Dino Day














Celebrate the Day














It's Picnic Time














To enter to win, please leave a comment below
BEFORE 5:00 PM on Friday evening, April 25, 2008!
I will draw the name using the random.org
and I will announce the lucky winner on Friday
evening at 6:00 PM.

Thanks for stopping by and do play along !!

H & M

$ 5.00 Coupon You Don't Want to Miss !!!
That's right !!! H&M Stamps is giving away a $5.00 promotional coupon when the store opens on April 25. 2008.
The first 200 customers will receive the promotion- first come, first served. When it's done, it's done... It can only be used on purchases of $25.00 or more and it is for a $5.00 discount at check out time.
The code to used at check out is: HMDT42508

H & M Stamps
Here is the link : H & M Stamps
Please check it out !!!

Apr 20, 2008

Mother's Day Card

Pocket Card
Here is a swap that I did at our recent demonstrator's meeting- to make a pocket card.
We are supposed to used any new set from the
Stampin' UP! Spring -Summer Collection 2008.
I chose the Bloomin' Beautiful set which seemed to be a perfect choice for a mother's day card. The pocket card measures 51/2" x 41/4" and scored 11/2" for the flap. I used Boho Background set for the background. It turned out to be a sweet combo. I did the scallops using the slit punch and added the dots using the Chocolate chip fine tip marker.


















I have been using my markers and blender pen quite a bit for coloring The Whisper White paper from SU! works really well when you try to blend the colors.




The insert meaures 31/2" x 41/2". I mounted everything flat just it will fit nicely in the pocket.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, All Holidays
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa. Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, DSP Berry Bliss
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Mellow Moss, Summer Sun, Staz-on Black, Purely Pomegranate, White Craft
Accessories: DS Ribbon,Hemp
Tools: Circle Punches, Slit Punch, Round tab punch

Apr 18, 2008

Garden Tags













Limited Supply Challenge #164

The challenge on SCS today is to make a long card with no designer paper. I used this beautiful Garden Whimsy set that has been quite neglected. I used the So Whirly SA wheel for the background. I made tags and stamped my flower. I added some sparkles after and ribbons for embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, So Many Sayings, SA So Whirly
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Regal Rose, So saffron,Cameo Coral , Whisper White
Accessories: Ribbons, brads, stickles
Tools: Slit Punch, 1/16 punch, horizontal punch, dimensionals

We Have a Winner !!!

Blog Candy Winner !!!
I really enjoyed everyone's comments and was really getting into how long each and everyone have been stamping. Thanks for all your wonderful responses and kind words.

Now, it's my turn to let you know how long I have been stamping and how I got introduced to it. My friend Barb and I got invited to a stamping party and we had no clue at the time what it was. We watched the demonstration and the few minutes that took her to make this card, I knew I wanted to do what she was doing. I took to it like a fish took to water. After that, my life has just been surrounded with stamps, ink pads and friends...
In order to support my stamping, I even joined Stampin'UP! and became a demonstrator -11 years and counting.
Thanks for stopping by.

Now for the Big Winner of the Blog Candy !!!!!!
Out of 207 comments, it was #85
STAMPING MOMENTS...(Jenny)
Here's what Jenny said:
Wow! Thats great well done, Thanks for all your inspiration. I have been crafting for 5 years now! Where does the time go. I am as passionate about it today, Love to Stamp. Congrats on the Hits! Roll on the next 100,000! Jenny x
April 14, 2008 10:36 PM

Please e-mail me with your address , so I can send you your blog candy.

Thanks so much for playing !!!
Have a wonderful Friday !!!

Apr 17, 2008

Laugh

Ways to Use It
Hi everyone ! It has been quite a busy day for me, getting some swaps done for tonight's demo meeting and doing a little packing for a weekend getaway. We are celebrating our anninversay in the middle of the week, so we thought we'll have an early celebration.
I did want to do a quick card for today's challenge-using
Acrylics. I used the button acrylic on the word Laugh. The flowers were stamped in Rose Red and added those cute rhinestones. The scallop frame were from a CB die cut. The bigger scallop is from the Nesties.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Lovely Labels, Big Flowers, Defining Alphabet
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Rhinestone brads,Ribbon
Tools: Nesties, CB die cut, Circle punches, dimensionals, Tool kit

There is still time to win my Blog Candy. Just post your comments below.
Tomorrow I will announce the winner. Thanks for playing along.

Apr 16, 2008

So Much !!!

Sketch Card Challenge #172
I went to work last night and before going to bed, I was inspired by the sketch on SCS. So I decided to stay up and play for a bit. I was also inspired by these colors. I used the strip to put my sentiment since I did not want to take away the space from these lovely DSP. For the small panel, I used the Big Flowers set but only the circle. For the main flower, I did some layering . The top layer was done with paper piecing and then added a touch of stickles.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: So Much, Big Flowers
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Jumbo eyelet, Rhinestone, Tafetta gray ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Paper piercing tool, Crop-a-dile

Apr 15, 2008

Time for You

Color Challenge #162
Featured Stamper #62
I really wanted to cased this card from the FS Jodi
(Kharmagirl), so I combined these 2 challenges. I made some minor changes but used the same stamp set. I used the Lots of Dots for my background using Going Gray. For the scallops, I added the dots using the fine tip marker and also worked my way usig the dots on the sentiment. The main image was done in Aqua painter . I added stickles to the flowers after.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Time for You, Lots of Dots
Paper: Basic Gray, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-on Black, Basic Gray, Groovy GUava, Blush Blossom, Going Gray
Accessories: Brads, DS ribbon,Stickles
Tools: Tool Kit, Slit punch, Small oval,1/16 punch, dimensionals, Aqua Painter, SA handle

Everyone is welcome to play my blog candy below !!!
Please put your comments on that post. Thanks!

Father's Day

Color Challenge #162
Hi and Good morning !!!
I did not think that these colors will work for a
Dad' card but it is doable. I just did not used as much Groovy Guava and used more Basic Gray .
This Dad's Outdoors set is a sneak peak of the soon to be released H & M Stamps on April 28.
I used Jen's sketch (iheart2stamp).
The main image was colored in Aqua Painter, pop the window, door and chimney and Dad's cabin with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Dad's Outdoors
Paper: Blush Blossom, Groovy Guava, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Groovy Guava, White Craft
Accessories: Tafetta gray, Eyelets
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Aqua painter, Dimensionals

Apr 14, 2008

CELEBRATING...

100,000 HITS !!!
This is just wonderful and unbelievably (pinch me) WOW!
What a great feeling to woke up to. I was looking at my counter this morning and it was reading 100,114 hits.

You guys are awesome !!! (my blogger friends and silent stalkers).


You know what that means. The celebration is not complete without a blog candy.
Win this Stampin'UP! Garden Blocks set (retired) and the rest of the items in the pic when you play my blog candy !!!
Here is how to play:
1. Just let me know how many years you have been stamping? That's it !!!
2. Please put your comments on this post.
3. One entry per person. This blog candy is open to US and Canada address.
4. I will select the lucky winner using random.org on Thursday (April 17) and will announce the winner on Friday (April 18).
5. Thanks for playing .

Thanks for stopping by.

You're a Star !

Try a New Technique #164

Good morning to you all !!! I am starting my day with this wonderful challenge on SCS-Double Pocket card from Judy


(Joy in a Jar). Here is her tutorial. Thansk Judy for this great tutorial. It is so easy to follow along.


For the paper, I used the Texture Bashful Blue and incorporated the Cutie Pie DSP. I picked up the colors So Saffron and Old Olive and used it for my images. I have used so many different punches on this card, but everything seems to fit in place.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Bundle of Joy
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Texture Bashful Blue,
Cutie Pie DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: Brads, Blue Gingham Ribbon
Tools: Punches, Scallop, 13/8 circle", Star, Slit, Round Tab, 1/16 punch, Dimensionals, Crop-a-dile







I used Baby Announcement for the inserts.














I used the scallop punch, adhere the 13/8 circle
and used my Old Olive marker to create the little tiny dots. I stamped the big star and adhere the sentiment with dimensional.

Apr 12, 2008

Bashful Blue and Susie


Shoebox Swap
Happy saturday to you all !!!
I felt a little relieved today since I am over our taxes. That's why no post yesterday. I even had a little party time with my girlfriends last night. We did a shoebox swap with the exception of mine. With all the excitement from yesterday, I left mine at home. I thought I'd post this card and so they can at least see.
I just love these two colors together, especially after I added the DSP and the striped ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sassy Susie, Lots of Dots
Paper: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Ceratinly Celery, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Striped Ribbon,Brads
Tools: Blossom Punch, Ticket punch, horizontal punch,
Blender pen, Dimensionals

Apr 10, 2008

Regal Eyelets

Ways to Use It #161
I was so excited last night when I got put on call, and 30 minutes later, they called me to come in. ( @#$%^&*90). Those are the words out of my mouth, lol. So, my DH called me this morning and told me to go to sleep and what did I do?
You got it !!! I stamped this supposedly quick card until I decided my flowers needed some bling. I stamped 3 extra flowers and cut the petals for a 3-d look. The challenge is to used eyelets in your card, which I tried to do until I ran out of room.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Kind Thoughts
Paper: Regal Rose, Old OLive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, White Craft
Accessories: Eyelets, Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Aqua Painter, Glue Dots

Apr 9, 2008

Full of Life

Sketch Card Challenge #171
Good morning to you all !!! Here is today's sketch on SCS.
I wanted to play with Sassy Susie set again and so I came up with this design. I incorporated the set A Beautiful Thing and picked up the colors from the Bali Breeze DSP. Susie was colored with Aqua Painter and re-inkers. I used these cute primas, too.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sassy Susie, A Beautiful Thing
Paper: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bali Breeze DSP
Ink: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Striped Ribbon, Brads, Primas
Tools: CB folder, Large Oval punch, Oval Cutter, 1/16 punch, Dimensionals

Apr 8, 2008

Happy Day

Color Challenge #161
Try a New Technique #163
I made this card for a sneak peak of the soon to be released H&M Stamps. The images are from the Wild Birthday Wishes. I incorpoated the Happy Everything stamp set from SU.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Wild Birthday Wishes, Happy Everything, Canvas BG
Paper: Real Red, Glorious Green, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Accessories: Small and Jumbo Eyelets, Ribbons, Sickles, Hemp
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals

Boho Flower

Color Challenge #161
Good morning to you all !!! Can you believe it ? I am still
working on my taxes yesterday and still plan to do some today. I woke up rather early today so I can still stamp and play. Here is the color challenge on SCS-Night of Navy, Real Red, and Glorious Green (ugh, not my most favorite color). Doesn't these colors remind you of Christmas? This boho flower looks like a poinsettia, so I thought it would be a nice flower to used.
RECIPE:
Stamps: One of a Kind, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Real Red, Night of Navy, Glorious Green, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Stickles
Tools: Aqua Painter, CB folder, Nesties

Apr 7, 2008

Treat Boxes

Tart and Tangy Treat Boxes


Thanks to Kim (Two Pink Fairies) for this idea on
how to make treat boxes. I used this set from the
Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Collection. They are so easy to make and it it even faster using the Score-Pal.
















Directions:
cut a 5x5 square, score it at 1 1/2" on all 4 sides and glue the box together.










RECIPE:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White,, DSP
Ink: Real red, Old Olive, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Rbbons, Jumbo Eyelets
Tools: Scallop Punch, Circle punches, Sticky Strip
1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Soft as Sky

Try a New Technique #163
Happy Monday to all !!! Today's TLC is incorporating stacked ribbons in your card. I love ribbons, especially Stampin'UP ribbons. I was sad that they got rid of the the organdy ribbons. I have some leftover cream ribbon to do the challenge today. I used Soft Sky DS ribbon and stacked the cream around it. I love the way these colors look together.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky DSP
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Staz-on Black, Soft Sky
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, DS Soft Sky ribbon
Tools: Nesties, Blender Pen, Glue Dot

Apr 6, 2008

Whimsy Birthday

Featured Stamper #61
Here is a card i cased for today's FS-Kristi
(mommylvs2stamp) whose gallery is full of wonderful creation. I finally settled on this card, with few minor changes:
Same stamp, altered the layout a bit,and a different DSP.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Real Red, More Mustard
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Oval Punches, Scallop Punch

Apr 5, 2008

No Post Today

Hello to everyone!!! I know I have not posted today, but if you visit my gallery I have been busy
doing the VSN (Virtual Stamp Night). I started Friday and have been doing the challenges the today. I will do my best to post them...soon !!!

Have a wonderful weekend !!!

Apr 4, 2008

Arte Y Pico Award

Two of my wonderful and talented blogger friends gave me this
award and I am deeply thankful and honored. I just wanted to let Silke
(My Life) and Jessie (Can you say...Addicted to Stamps?) know
that they are so deserving of this award.
Here are the rules:
1. You pick five blogs that you
consider deserve this award for their creativity,
design, interesting material, and also contribute
to the blogging community, no matter what
language.
2. Each award has to have the name
of the author and also a link to his or her blog
to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the
name and the link to the blog that has given
her or him the award itself.4. Award-winner
and the one who has given the prize have to
show the link of Arte y Pico blog,
In keeping with the rules, I wanted to give this award to :

1. Dawn (Treasure Oiler Designz)
2. Jean (Bear Hugs abd Iky Paws)
3. Amy (Pickled Paper Designs)
4. Barb (Creative Stampin' Spot)
5. Lisa (My Little Ink Spot)

ALWAYS Artichoke

Limited Supply Challenge #162
TGIF Everyone !!!
I should really be sleeping and I did try , so I can do the VSN today, but my phone kept ringing.
So i finally got out of bed and do this quick challenge using white paper only and another colored one. Here is what I cam up with.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Always
Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, White Craft
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, hemp, primas
Tools: CB, Circle Punches, scallop punch, 1/16 punch and Dimensionals

Apr 3, 2008

Sea of Life

Sketch Challenge #170
I did another challenge last night using the H&M Stamps that will be released in May. I used Staz-on Black to stamp the images. I added Silver pen and CE on the images after. For the Border, i used the double rectangle punch. This CB folder was my choice to create this background.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sea of Life
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, River Rock
Ink: Staz-on Black, Silver Pen, River Rock
Accessories: Brads, Gingham Black, Starfish embellies
Tools: Double rectangle punch, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Class Projets

Good Morning to you all !!!
Here are some projects that I did with my Stamping
class yesterday.

Bloom
Bloomin Beautiful is one of the sets that I used. For the
background , I used the stamp image repeatedly using the Stamp-a majig. For the main panel, I created the embossed circle using the Crop-a-dile. It was quite a challenge for the group but they did wonderfully. I used SU markers for the coloring. I used Blush Blossom first, then went over with Cameo Coral and blend the colors with a blender pen.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Bloomin Beautiful
Paper: Groovy Guava, Basic Gray, Watercoloring paper, Blush Blossom
Ink: Basic Gray, Staz-on Black, Cameo Coral , Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss
Accessories: DS Ribbon
Tools: Stamp-a majig, Crop-a-dile, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Blender Pen

Thanks for your Support
This was inspired by a VSN challenge that we did
with Frances (StampOwl) who was kind enough to give us the template. Needless to say, the Girls loved it. I used the East Coast Prep DSP.
the inside of the card says "Thanks for your Support".
RECIPE:
Stamps: Cause for Celebration, Fashion Statement
Paper: Blush Blossom, Real Red, DSP East Coast Prep
Ink: Black Marker, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Eyelets
Tools: Circle Punches, Crop-a-dile

I used the back part of the card for this template.













Pre Menopausal Susie
Susie was a hit. They loved her. What's not to love about her. She is You, Me, and every woman that has gone through the changes or is going through it. (lol).
I used the One of a Kind set for the bottom part. I used markers again to do the coloring using the light colors first and the darker colors after.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Sassy Susie, One of a Kind
Paper: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, DSP Celery
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Staz-on Black, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Ribbom, brads
Tools: 1/16 punch, Stamp-a-majig, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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