Oct 31, 2010

Happy Halloween !!!



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Sunday !!!

Happy Halloween and Goblin Greetings to all !!!
Do you have your bags of candies for your Trick or Treaters tonight ?  I finally got bags of candies yesterday after visiting the Haunted Manor yesterday.  I always look forward to checking  pretty scary stuff and special effects that they do.  Then DH and I  sat down in front of the TV and watched some scary movies. 
Anyway, have you seen some Simply Adorned pieces that you can decorate for any occasion. Here are just some of the projects that I did. Just add a few bling to it and they make a good conversation piece wherever you go.  I wore my Wicked Halloween charm at work and I got a lot of compliment from it.
What a wonderful way also to promote your business.
Thinking of giving someone special this Simply Adorned Pieces- please contact me and I would even stamp the little cute projects for FREE. Just go to my website and pick the Simply Adorned Piece -charm, bracelet, chains, and baubles to got with it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a SPOOKY day stampin'
Chat

Oct 30, 2010

Consider It Cased 24



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Saturday !!!

I saw this beautiful card and I just knew I had to cased it. Here is Andrea's card (Just Because I Love to Play...) using the Paisley Prints and how she incorporated the sentiment in the center. I almost did the same thing but I just did not have much room for my sentiment , so i created the circle sentiemnt as an alternative.  I added the punched flowers with pearls and use gel pen for the leaves with a bit of sparkle.
Hope you like it. Thanks Andrea for this wonderful opportunity to cased you.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see who she cased. it could be you.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Paisley Prints, Falling Leaves
Paper:  Old Olive, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Pattern DSP
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old OLive, Early Espresso, gel pen
Accessories:  satin ribbon, pearls, pin
Tools:  Score-Pal, piercing tool, circle pinches, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 29, 2010

Contempo Christmas November Project Kit Tutorial 2010

Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Friday !!!

Here is another Project Kit Tutorial to add to your holiday collection- using the Contempo Christmas stamp set and Bright Christmas stamp set in the Holiday Mini.  The tutorial will have pictures and  step by step instructions for 4 cards and a Box Holder (3-D ) for the cards and envelopes.  These cards are demonstrable and so easy to case and tweak. 
This would be my last tutorial for this year and I will start my next Project Tutorial in January 2011. 
It has been wonderful making these tutorials and hope that you enjoyed the projects.

For those who already signed up for the 3-month Tutorial ( September, October and November), I will be mailing this tutorial first week in November.
For those who are interested in the 3-month Tutorial, there is still time to order and I will give you the August Kit Tutorial for FREE.
Please provide me with your e-mail address where you want the Tutorial sent and PLEASE add me to your safe list so it does not go into your SPAM.  It will come to you in a pdf format.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful time stampin'
Chat

Contempo Christmas November Kit Tutorial 2010

Oct 28, 2010

Playing with Colors 24



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Thursday !!!

It was a combined effort for Jean and I to challenge ourselves with these colors. We wanted to come up with some Fall colors -Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and More Mustard. I used Embrace Life for my main image and the Holiday Best sentiment.What do you think? Did I pull it off ?
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and INky Paws) and see how she played with these colors. I think you will really like it. Check out her Blog Candy offer.
RECIPE:
Stamps:  Holiday Best, Embrace Life
Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Whisper White, Pattern DSP
Ink:  early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  satin Early Espresso ribbon, pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Nestie, square lattice EF, gel pen, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, CE

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful stampin' day!
Chat

Oct 27, 2010

Joy at Christmas



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Wednesday !!!

No time to make a card today after a busy night, so I thought I'd share a demo swap that I did- any Christmas set in the Holiday Mini or the Stampin' Up Book and Catalog.  I chose the Tags Till Christmas stamp set. I could not decide whether to used the Designer Series paper-Deck the Halls or do an embossed background. The solution-I did both. I used the scallop edge punch to match my scallop circle punch and the stamped image. I finished it off with Very Vanilla satin ribbon and a pearl.
Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Tags Till Christmas
Paper:   Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  satin ribbon, pearl
Tools: Big Shot, scallop circle extra large, scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, Petals a Plenty EF

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 26, 2010

Merry



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Tuesday !!!

I have been awake since 5am doing some projects for my Novemebr tutorial. And when I get started on something, it's hard for me sometimes to stop. So, that is why it took me a long time to post this morning.
My card today was done using the Petals a Plenty EF for the background and just a touch of designer paper.  The image was stamped first and then I added a little bit of shimmer to it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps:  Tags Till Christmas
Paper:  Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist,Whisper White, Pattern DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist'
Accessories: striped Pacific Point ribbon,  rhine stone, corduroy button
Tools:  Big Shot, Petals a Plenty EF, ornament punch,

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 25, 2010

Simply Simple 24



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Monday !!!

Hope everyone's weekend was fun and exciting !  I did have some fun yesterday with my DH when he took me riding down Lake Pleasant with our quads.  I always say "NO" but this time I finally said "OKAY" and it was actually very exciting. The weather was perfect and the lake was absolutely gorgeous.  We had a nice dinner, picked up some groceries for the week and just had a nice relaxing
time at home. 
This morning I woke up and worked on my Simply Simple card.  I used my new set Contempo Christmas. I tried this new technique on the ribbon with a needle and thread involved. I used two ribbon colors and it really is cool.  Hope you like it.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Papws) and see what she has created.
RECIPE:
Stamps:  Contempo Christmas, Come to Bethlehem
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories:  graograin White ribbon, twill Old Olive ribbon, rhinestones
Tools:  Big Shot, elegant lines EF, Tasteful Trim Bigz die

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 24, 2010

Deck the Halls



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Sunday !!!

Just trying to wake up this morning with a cup of coffee in my hand and an early post -with a Christmas theme of course. I am ready to get started on some Christmas projects, too. I already have holiday swaps lined up for my demo group and my 2 Bee Group.  For a while there I could not think of something to do but then after a couple of good night sleep, my "thinking cap" started working.
Today's post was done using the beautiful DSP- Deck the Halls. I am not a fan of Always Artichoke but it really looks good with the Cherry Cobbler.  I really had fun using this designer paper with some swaps that I did. I would be posting them soon. I used the flowers from Simple Friendship and did some quilling int he center of the flowers.  Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Simple Friendship, Contempo Christmas
Paper: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  narrow vanilla ribbon, rhinestone brad
Tools:  Big Shot, square lattice EF, wide oval and scallop oval punch, Tasteful trim Bigz die

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat
Paper:  Aways Artichoke,

Oct 23, 2010

Consider It Cased 23



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Saturday !!!

I have been wanting to do this card that I cased from Krystal's blog ( Krystal's Blog). It is just so beautiful and love the design image. I made a few changes- popped the image with dimensionals, centered the sentiment and the pearls and ribbon embellishment I added to complete the card.
Thanks Krystal for this wonderful opportunity to cased you.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see who she cased. It could be you and don't forget to check out her Blog Candy !!!

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Friends-24/7
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler textured, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old OLive
Accessories:  satin ribbon, pearls
Tools:  Oval Cutter, Modern label punch, window punch, CE, Big Shot, Delightful Trim Bigz die

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 22, 2010

Just Believe



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Friday !!!

I have a pretty busy day ahead of me and thought I'd better do an early post.  I am treating my BFF for a birthday celebration and then I am going to see my grandbaby.  I have a few errands line up, too so hopefully the weather cooperates.  Just  a bit gloomy today and has been raining the last 2 days.

This card was done using the Just Believe stamp set with some added texture in the background. I also used Neutral colors and embellished it with pearls and tafetta ribbon.  Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Just Believe, Heard from the Heart, Itty Bitty Bits
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pattern DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  tafetta ribbon, pearls
Tools:  Big Shot, square lattice EF, Itty Bitty Shapes punches, circle bigz die

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 21, 2010

Playing with Colors 23



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Thursday !!!

It was an exciting day yesterday for me- celebrating my Blog Anniversary for the last 3 years with over 1,000 posts. Can you believe it ?  That means at least 1,000 cards and/or projects. 
Well, how about another card to start my blog countdown.  For our colors today- Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.  I used the Because I Care stamp set ( my feelings exactly to the wonderful
friends, bloggers, and stalkers)  framed in a scallop circle and layered in Crumb Cake background. The sentiment was tucked in underneath and not glued for a different look. Hope you like it.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see how she played with these colors.
Please do check out Jean's BLOG CANDY and visit her blog.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Because I Care, A Word For You
Paper:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: satin ribbon, jumbo brad, small brads
Tools:  Big Shot, Nestie, scallop edge punch

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 20, 2010

Me, My Stamps and My Blog

Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Wednesday !!!

Having an idle time yesterday, I started to think of the wonderful things that got me into blogging and here are the things I came up with.

Ten Reasons Why I Blog?
(not necassarily in order of importance or occurence)


10.  To share what I love- stamping !!!
  9.  Showing new techniques and new ideas that inspire me and hopefully inspire you.
  8.  Communicating to other bloggers that share the same passion as I do.
  7.   Enjoying the challenges that I get to post on my blog on a regular basis.
  6.   It is my "ME TIME" where I can just be me.
  5.   It's a passion- a form of self expression and self gratification.
  4.   Just the simple joy it brings me when I finished a card and be able to share it.
  3.   Just being able to touch everyone with my work and vice versa.
  2.   It's like having coffee with women from all over the place.
  1.   And for 8, 675 other reasons that I can think of.
NEED I Say More?
All I know is that it has been a celebration from day one since I started this blog.
Celebrating the simple joy of blogging, celebrating new friends that I meet from all walks of life, and celebrating the hours of fun creating !!!

As Promised I am announcing the BLOG WINNER  TODAY AND IT IS #185-
TAMMY CLARKE-
congratulations on 1,000,000 hits, that is so awesome!!! You have a great blog, I check it routinely. www.stampinrx.blogspot.com
Please e-mail me with your address, so I can send you your blog candy!!!

Thank you all so much for playing and thank you for all the wonderful comments. Believe me they are very much appreciated!!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat 

Oct 19, 2010

Fall Flair



Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Tuesday !!!

I feel much rested today after a good night sleep.  Trying to keep up with work and home chores seemed impossible at times but Just Breathe and Take Five.  That is what I am doing - although the card did not take 5 minutes to do, I am taking a break nonetheless.  I figured there is always tomorrow, so you might as well enjoy the one thing that you love most to do.
I decided to do a Mojo Challenge 161 sketch today.  I have not even used this Fall Flair Stamp set, so I inked it up for the first time. I stamped the image and put Crystal Effects and sprinkle glitter for some sparkles. The die cut is the new Tasteful Trim from the Holiday Mini and I can already say, I will be using this a..lot !!!  Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Fall Flair, Oval All
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Pattern DSP
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait
Accessories:  stitched-poly ribbon, pearls
Tools:  Big Shot, Tastesful Trim Bigz die, scallop oval and large oval punch. small tag punch, glitter

Today is the last day to WIN my BLOG CANDY.
Tomorrow is the big announcement for the WINNER of my Blog Candy.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 18, 2010

Simply Simple 23



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Monday !!!

I did not have much time today to pick a stamp set for the Simply Simple week , so I just used the Peaceful Season that was already on my desk . All I could think about is Whisper White with a touch of Cherry Cobbler. Using The Petals a Plenty for the background, I stamped the image in Whisper White Paper using Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I used a gel pen for the sentiment to give it a touch of sparkle. I also took my marker and just added the outline using a ruler. Hope you like it.
Hop over to Jean's blog (Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) to see her Simply Simple card.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Peacefiul Season
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: satin ribbon, glitter brad
Tools:  Big Shot, Petals a Plenty EF, piercing tool

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 17, 2010

Petals In Vellum



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Sunday !!!

I wanted to post another Christmas card today using the Peaceful Season Hostess set.  I used vellum for the Petals a Plenty EF and Real Red for my background paper.  I used markers for the stamped image and added the pearls for the holly. Using the Old Olive marker, I just drew the"veins" (not really sure what it's called) for the leaves.  Another Clearance Rack item using the polka dot grosgrain ribbon-
What a Deal !!! Hope you like it.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Peaceful Seaso, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive
Accessoires:  polka dot grosgrain ribbon,  pearls
Tools:  Decorative Label punch, Big Shot, petals a Plenty EF, piercing tool

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 16, 2010

Consider It Cased 22



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Saturday !!!

Another week of Consider It Cased and this card is just that-Totally Cased from Ros blog 
( Ros Davidson). I love the sketch and her card is just beautiful especially the used of the DSP.
I made some changes but pretty much kept the same layout. I was going to used Old Olive for the leaves but I just wanted a subtle color without taking away from the main flower, so I used Crumb Cake instead. And did you notice-very little stamping. Hope you like it.
Thanks Ros for this wonderful opportunity to cased you.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws)  and see who she cased. It could be you.
Only 3 days left before I announce the winner of my Blog Candy. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win.

RECIPE:
Stamps:  Seasonal Sentiments

Paper:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  pearls
Tools: scallop trim edge border punch, Daisies die cut, Little Leaves embosslit

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonerful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 15, 2010

Too Cute for Words

Hello Peeps !!!

Happy Friday !!!

I have created another scrapbook page using MY Digital Studio. This is my grandbaby Cade who has no problem showing his million dollar smile to his Lola and Pa Popps. At two months he sure knows how to bring joy and melt your heart away.
I used Really Rust for my background and add a page layer using the striped Really Rust. I used Soft Suede for matting and for the background textures. 
RECIPE:
Stamps:  Certified, Vintage Overlays, Alphabet Serif
Paper:  Really Rust, Soft Suede, Striped Really Rust
Punches:  star punch
Embellishments:  jumbo pewter

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 14, 2010

Playing with Colors



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Thursday !!!
These colors for today's Playing with Colors are just so perfect together- Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron and Whisper White for my Neutral. I could not decide which color I would like to stand out more, so I used a little bit of everything. I used the butterfly from the Punch Potpourri and the vine from Simple Friendship. And it just needed some embellishments to finished it off. Hope you like it.
Hop over to Jean's blog ( Bear Hugs and Inky Paws) and see how she played with these colors.
RECIPE:
Stamps:  Simple Friendship, Punch Potpourri, Birthday Cheer
Paper:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Accessories: tafetta ribbon, pearls
Tools:  scallop edge punch, butterfly punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin'
Chat

Oct 13, 2010

Come to Bethlehem



Hello Peeps !!!
Happy Wednesday !!!

I am getting ready for bed soon and just wanted to do a quick post.
Here is another simple card for you using the new Come to Bethlehem- The image was stamp in Not Quite Navy. Then I used a scrap of paper and punched the extra large circle punch and did some sponging, picking up the colors of the Not Quite Navy after you stamped it. Hope you like it.
RECIPE:
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  brads
Tools:  scallop oval punch, decorative label punch, extra large circle punch

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day stampin
Chat
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