May 29, 2008

DH's Birthday

Color Challenge #168
Sketch Card #178
Hello to you all !!!
I did not get the chance to post my sketch yesterday, so I made it a point that today I will post it before I go to bed.
This card is for my DH's birthday which is officially today. There is another person who is celebrating her birthday which is my DH's twin sister.
I used the canvas stamp for the background in Chocolate Chip. The trees were stamped in the strip and used the twill for accent. I used the brads on the corners of the square and stamped the HB and mounted it in the middle.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Noble Deer, It's Your Birthday,Canvas BG stamp
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Twill ribbon, brads
Tools: dimensionals, 1/16 punch

May 27, 2008

Summer Ants

Color Challenge #168
Hi everyone !!!. Here is today's CC on SCS- Sage Shadow,
Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. I used the It's a Picnic set from H & M Stamps(except for the ant image) released
May 25th. I stamped the watermelon twice , mounted it in dimensionals and added the CE. My ants are just stamped in black. I used the Nesties for the frame and added the dots. For the main background, I used the CB dots folder.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: It's a Picnic, ant image from Art Impression
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Gable Green, Sage Shadow, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, brads, CE
Tools: CB and folder, Nesties, dimensionals, 1/16 punch

May 23, 2008

Friendship in Bloom

Limited Supply Challenge #169
A wonderful Friday to you all !!! I am posting early to get ready for a weekend trip with DH.
It's an early birthday celebration for him.
The challenge on SCS is no hardware, instead used stamps to embellish. I used punched circle flowers instead of brads for my embellishment.
I mounted the pots using cardstock, colored the flowers and added stickles.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great Memorial weekend and be safe !

RECIPE:
Stamps: Blooming with Love
Paper: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy,
Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, White Craft pad
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon, stickles
Tools: CB and folder, circle punches, piercing tool

May 22, 2008

Dad's Boxer Shorts

Ways to Use It #167
Hello everyone !!!. I am the first one to admit, I
do not have very many masculine cards. Today's challnge on SCS calls for it-to make a masculine card. I have no idea where my mind was this morning, but this is what popped in my head.
I used the DSP Outlaw, my star punches, a twill and eyelets and some faux stitching and done!
The inside of the card says Happy Father's Day from the All Holidays set.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Wanted, All Holidays
Paper: DSP, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelets, Twill
Tools: Large and Small Star punches,Corrugator, rectangle punch, dimensionals

Boxer Shorts Template

For the boxer short template, I used 51/2 x
81/2 cardstock, folded in half and from there,
I drew the pattern.

I measured 1/2 inch for the waist and also for the bottom part.

May 21, 2008

Live Life

Sketch Challenge #177
Good morning !!! I have been looking at the sketch this morning and finally decided to do it. This is one of my favorite set in the Occasions Mini-Live your Dream, so I am inking it again. My friend Colleen found this CB folder and she knew I have been wanting to get this dots, so she went ahead and got it for me (Thanks Colleen).
For my main image I used the CB dots, stamped the image using markers. I added stickles to the flowers and brads for my finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Live your Dream
Paper: Handsome Hunter, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla
Ink: So saffron, Handsome Hunter, Vanilla Craft
Accessories: Organdy ribbon, brads, stickles
Tools: Ticket punch, Cb and folder, Circle punches

May 20, 2008

A Dino Day

Color Challenge #167
Here is another card I did for today's CC-certainly Celery, Blu Bayou, and Soft Sky using the H & M Stamps ( A Dino Day).



The stamps will be releasing on May 25th at H&M Stamps. Take advantage of the Free Shipping .

I used Going Gray for the dino image. Isn't he cute ? I went over with a marker and did some stitching for the tree. I used the photo corner punch using the DSP.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:

Stamps: A Dino Day

Paper: Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou,Soft Sky, Whisper Whit

Ink: Going Gary, Certainly Celery, Basic Black

Accessories: DS ribbons, brads, stickles

Tools: Photo corner punch, dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Bloomin' Flowers

Color Challenge #167
Good morning to you all !!! I am really feeling
wonderful this morning, and totally inspired by
today's color challenge- Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Certainly Celery. I did something similar on my swap and I posted it yesterday except the colors I used were Blue Bayou,Soft Sky and Old Olive. I am going to missed Blue Bayou and Soft Sky when they discontinue them. How about you?
I stamped the main image on Black and colored the flowers in Soft Sky. I added a touch of Stickles. The Nesties made a really nice frame especially after I added the dots. I stamped the wheelbarrow twice and popped the second image with dimensionals. Using the 2 DSP made a cool background. I used the HPH on the wheel.
Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Blooming with Love, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery,Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Staz-on black,soft Sky, Certainly Celery
Accessories: HPH,Celery grosgrain ribbon ,Stickles
Tools: Slit punch,Nesties, 1/16 punch, dimensionals, Aqua Painter

May 19, 2008

Poetry in Color

Swap Card
Hello everyone !!! I made this card from a recent demo swap with my group using the sketch on SCS (SC162). I enjoyed using these colors together. For the flowers, I used the colors Blue Bayou and Old Olive. I added brads and DS ribbon for accents.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou, Old Olive
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Brads
Tools: 1/16 punch, dimensionals, Glue dots

May 16, 2008

Play on Words

Limited Supply Challenge #168
Happy Friday to everyone !!!
I needed a card to go with this cup that I used rub-ons with, so I designed the card for today's LSC challenge using alphabet stamps to create sentiments.
I made the flower using my circle cutter. I added the rub-ons on one side. The sentiment alphabet was mounted on circle punches.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Play on Words, Lots of Dots
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: HPH, 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, Rub-ons
Tools: Piercing tool, circle punches, Circle cutter

May 15, 2008

Loves Me, Loves Me Not...

Ways to Use It #166
Here is a card that I did on SCS, using inchies.
This is something new to me. I found this set
which I thought would be appropriate for the
challenge. I made 3 square frames , used my Doodle wheel and added the white gel pen. I
finished it off with this pink tafetta ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: ALittle Love, Warm Words, Doodle SA
wheel
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, White Gel Pen, White Craft pad
Accessories: Brads, Tafetta ribbon
Tools: Square punch, Slit punch

May 14, 2008

Live Your Dream

Sketch Challenge #176
Color Challenge # 166
I combined two challenges for this card, using the
Live Your dream set. I used the Versamark ink for the background. The main panel I stamped the flowers and popped two and used brads for the center. I added stickles shortly after.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Soft Sky DSP
Ink: Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Accessories: DS ribbon, brads, stickles
Tools: Circle Punches, 1/16 punch, dimensionals

Summer Picnic

Color Challenge #166
Hello and Good Morning !!! I made this card
for yesterday's SCS challenge but did not get the chance to post it.
Here is a card I did for the color challenge
using the H & M Handstamps called It's Picnic Time. The sub looks really yummy after I added
glitter and CE on the bun. I used the DSP from the Summer Picnic and added the piercing just around the main image.

Visit H & M Stamps to take advantage of the special that's goping on. Sale goes from May 9th thru May 16th!
Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: It's Picnic Time
Paper: Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Staz-on Black
Accessories: DS Ribbon, HPH,Crystal Effects,Stickes
Tools: dimensionals, 1/16 punch, piercing tool

May 11, 2008

It's All About Me Today ...

... and to to all the Mothers !!! This is a special day dedicated to all the mothers !!!

Here are some quotes about Mothers and Motherhood

"Motherhood is neither a duty nor a privilege, but simply the way that humanity can satisfy the desire for physical immortality and triumph over the fear of death." -- Rebecca West



"At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent." -- Golda Meir



"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." -- Diana, Princess of Wales



"I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it." -- Rose Kennedy



"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." -- Mildred B. Vermont



Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body- Elizabeth Stone



A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts-Washington Irving



A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive. Unknown




Happy Mother's Day to all !!!!

May 10, 2008

Simply Pink

Inspiration Challenge #127
A wonderful Saturday to you all !
Here is my submission for today's inspiration-
I used the colors from the inspiration. The flowers were stamped in Staz-on and colored with Pretty in Pink marker.
I did a faux grass using the snips.
I added some stickles for the finishing touch.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Simply Said
Paper: Old Olive, Regal Rose, DSP, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Staz-on black
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, stickles
Tools: dimensionals, punch

May 8, 2008

Tagged, I'm It !!!

Julie (Inkredible Stamping) just tagged me and I am supposed to share 7 random facts about me. Thanks Julie for the tagged.

I thought it would be fun to share 7 Facts about ME, My Stamps and I.

1. I have no idea how many stamps I own.

2. I own all 48 colors but then (who doesn't). LOL

3. I spray my wood with acrylic before mounting the images. I also make a copy of the images before I attached them to the wood.

4. I have tons of scraps in a plastic container. This is way out of control.

5. I usually stamp standing up.

6. Contrary to my siggy name (nitestamper) I usually stamp in the daytime.

7. I am definitely have an addiction to... STAMPS !!!

I am tagging Jean (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) who has never been tag before.

Live Your Dream

Card Project #1
Hello everyone !!!
Here are some cards and a giftable that I just did
at a stamping class. I just got this set from the
Occasions Mini and wanted to use it on this trifold card. I started with 4 1/4 by 11 paper and scored
2 inches and 3 3/4 on both sides , so when you close the card, the two ends will meet and not overlap.
I stamped the stem only for the main image; the flowers were stamped on a white scrap, cut and mounted on dimensionals after I added the eyelets.
The ribbon was folded and secured with tape.
The butterfly was also mounted in dimensionals.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Mellow Moss
Accessories: DS ribbon, Eyelets
Tools: Piercing tool, Circle punches (3/4 and 1")
Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals



Here is what the card looks like when opened.

The main image is glued to one side of the cardwhere the butterfly is, so the card will open freely.

Cherry Box

Giftable Project #2
I did a giftable project in class using the
Tart and Tangy set.
The direction in doing the box is simple.
(see previous post)
Cut paper 5x5 then score 11/2 inches all around. Tape the sides, and adhere the DSP on all 4 sides.
I attached the eyelets on the side that has no layers, so
that the eyelets can hold the handle.
I used a peppermint patty for the treat.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Tart and Tangy
Paper: Real red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Eyelets, Crystal Effects
Tools: Scallop punch, Circle punches, 1/16 punch






You can add CE if you like.








Hello Friend

Card Project #3
This is a very simple card that I also did at a class
using the square punches, oval punches and the Boho Blossom punch.
I punched the large square in the middle of the card. I punched the small square on Very Vanilla
and glued it inside. I used the fine tip Chocolate Chip marker to make the dots on the squares and on the oval sentiment. The strip is mounted in dimensionals. I folded the ribbon and secure it with tape. The flowers below were stamped and then stamped off. The sentiment was also mounted in dimensionals.

RECIPE:
Stamps: One of a Kind,Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Striped pumpkin ribbon, copper eyelets
Tools: Square Punches, Oval Punches, Boho Blossom Punch, Crop-a-dile,dimensionals




Stinkin' Cute

Card Project #4
I combined the Boho Background set with the
Pun Fun image. For the backgorund panel, I stamped the image repeatedly using White Craft.
I used the 3/4 square punch for the corners. For the main image, I used Staz-on black and colored the image using Sahara Sand. The flowers were done with an Aqua painter using the Pomegranate color. I added stickles to his tail and the top of the head. I also did some piercing on the main panel.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Pun Fun,, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate,
Basic Gray, DSP
Ink: Staz-on Black,White Craft, Purely
Pomegranate
Accessories: Brads, Grosgrain ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Piercing tool, dimensionals, 1/16 punch

Scalloped Flower

Card Project #5
This card was inspired by my friend Tammy. I practically cased her card, with just minor changes in the colors.
See the instructions below to make the scalloped flower.
The flower is mounted on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: All Holidays, Little Pieces
Paper: Purely pomegranate, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White, DSP Rose Red
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Eyelet, DS Ribbon
Tools: 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Scallop punch, Non SU Circle Punch, Glue Dots, dimensionals

Scalloped Flower

Simple Instructions to make a Flower using the Scallop punch .

This was something I learned from
a recent 3 minute demo meeting
that Tammy did. (thanks, Tammy).



Pic. 1. Punch a Scallop. Mark the center
of the punch with a pencil.








Pic.2. Using your scissors, make a cut
on each scallop as seen on the pic.





Pic. 3. Skip each scallop and
proceed to the next one to make a cut.













Pic. 4. This is the finished scalloped flower.













Pic. 5. Embellish as desired.

May 7, 2008

My True Friend

Sketch Challenge #175
Good morning!!! I woke up early to get ready for a stamping class. I had some spare time to do the sketch, so here is what I came up with. The main BG was done using Versamark for a softer look. For the circle, I stamped the flowers in Soft Sky.
For the main panel, I stamped the sentiment and used the HPH, added the primas after I colored them. I also used the Boho Blossom punch for the primas background. I used the DS ribbon for my finishing touch and some piercing around the card.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Pale Plum, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Versamark
Accessories: DS Ribbon, HPH
Tools: Piercing tool, Nesties, Circle Cutter

May 6, 2008

Live Your Dreams

Color Challenge #165
Featured Stamper #64
Happy Tuesday !!!!
I decided to do two challenges today. I love Michelle's
awesome gallery and I really wanted to cased this card
I changed the colors-Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Lovely Lilac. The colors are SCS' color challenge. I just got this new set from the Occasions Mini and works really well with the sketch. The images were colored using markers. I added some stickles to the leaves and flowers. The flowers on the main panel and background were done in Versamark ink to give it a subtle look.

Thanks for stopping by.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pinck, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Brads, Pink Tafetta Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Circle punches, 1/16 punch, dimensionals


May 4, 2008

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May 2, 2008

Spotlight Circles

Limited Supply Challenge #166
A wonderful Firday day to all !!!
Here is today's challenge on SCS:

limit is on tools. Not only are the tools limited, but you can only use one type of punch.... CIRCLES!Stamps: any
Paper & Ink: any
Embellishments: any
Tools: circle punches, circle die cut shapes, circle cutting systems.
I punched my circles randomly, did some sponging first then stamping. I added the glitter last.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip,Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: HPH, Grosgrain Ribbon, Glitter
Tools: Slit punch, Circle punches, dimensionals, Glue

May 1, 2008

Love You a Latte

Ways to Use It #164
Hello everyone !!!
Today;s challenge on SCS is to make pleats or ruffles and incorporate it in your card. I had to make my own using the Striped ribbon. I added primas and use HPH. I have used this Simply scrappin' Creative License before and I kind of like it for background.

Thanks for stopping by.

RECIPE:
Stamps: Pun Fun, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Blue bayou, Whisper White, SS Creative License
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Blue bayou, Versamark
Accessories: Striped Ribbon, HPH, Stickles
Tools: Oval punch, Piercing tool
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