Mar 31, 2008

Sassy Susie

Try a New Technique #162
Good morning to you all !!! It turned out to be a very busy day yesterday. I am trying to get ready for my upcoming class this Wenesday, so I was busy cutting papers. Sassy Susie is one of my projects that I will be doing. For today's
TLC- paper Tole technique, I decided to use Susie, since no flowers are allowed. I stamped her several times and stacked the same images for a 3-D look. The head, the hair, her shirt. pants, table and cup are all stacked to create the 3-D look. I added stickles in her earrings and necklace.
It really looks amazing IRL.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Sassy Susie, One of a Kind
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Staz-On, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Pink Brads, Stickles
Tools: Corner rounder, Circle Punches, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Mar 30, 2008

Amazing Butterfly

Featured Stamper #60
Happy Sunday !!!
Here is the card that I cased for today's FS stamper, Laura (ScrapNExtras) whose gallery amazed me. I used the Pretty Petals BG stam using Black Craft ( for easy clean up). I stamped the butterfly 2 times and put them together leaving the body on one of the butterfly. I added stickles shortly after.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Pretty Petals, Pretty Amazing, In The Spotlight
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Wjisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Black Craft
Accessories: HPH, Brads, Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Slit Punch
1/16 Punch

Mar 29, 2008

Inspiration Challenge #121
Happy Saturday and Good Morning !!!
Today's SCS challenge is to make a card inspired by something in your home. It could be a pillow, hand towel, floor tile, fabric, or maybe another piece of art. I have this "Create" displayed in my stamp room and I used it as my inspiration.
The wall in my room has this mustard color, so I just picked up the colors from there. The small flowers I used were stamped in Whisper White, DSP Mustard, More Mustard and So Saffron paper using Basic Brown. I used Aqua painter to color the Flowers stamped in WW, and Versamark pen with the rest. The Simply Said flowers were stamped repeatedly and colored the flowers with White Gel pen.
Stamps: Cause for Celebration, Simply Said, Big Deal Alphabet
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron, DSP Mustard
Ink: More mustard, Basic Brown Chocolate Chip, White Gel Pen, Versamark pen, White Craft
Accessories: Tafetta Ribbon, Gold Brads, Stickles
Tools: Stamp-a-majig, 1/16 Punch, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Decorative Scissors

Mar 28, 2008

Bottlecap Bestfriends

Limited Supply Challnge # 161
Happy Friday everyone !!!
The challenge on SCS today is using embellishments-
use your unloved embellishments on a card with flowers!!!!
I bought these bottle caps but not sure when and how to used them. So today is the day that it has been used- as a center for my scallop flower. The main flower was stamped twice and the second flower cut and mounted for a 3-D look. I added a giant eyelet in the middle and used my White Gel pen to create the dots.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Cause for Celebration, Stem Sayings
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Bottle cap, DS Ribbon, Eyelet, Brads
Tools: Scallop Punch, 1/16 punch, Dimensionals

Mar 27, 2008

Asian Art

Ways to Use It #159
Here is a challenge on SCS-find ways to spray . Whether it be Glimmer Mist, water misting, color spritzer, airbrush, hairspray...or whatever else you can think up...have fun spraying it on. I used an antiquing spray for my card after I did the stamping and coloring.
This card was inspired by Laura,
(Wish You Were Here) .I just love how she did her card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Artfully Asian, Asian Art
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing tool, Circle Cutter, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, 1/16 Punch

Mar 26, 2008

Butterfly Petals

Sketch Card Challenge #169
I worked last night so I am pretty tired and that is probably why I came up with this name for my card. I used the butterfly to create these petals, and used the 1/2 inch Circle punch (cut into two) and used it for the center. I added the Dazzling Diamonds glitter after. I chose the CB folder for the background and for the short panel. I added the HPH and ribbons for embellishments.
Thansk for stopping by.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing
Paper: Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Mellow Moss, Brocade Blue
Accessories: HPH, DD, Ribbons
Tools: Piercing tool, CB folder, 1/16 Punch, 1/2" circle punch, Dimensionals

Mar 25, 2008

RAKS from Nancy and Jessie!!!

Talented Stampers

These two are... love their work. You can both enjoy their creativity by visiting their galleries and or blogs and get ready to be mesmerized.

Nancy's Blog ( IStamp)

Jessie's Blog (Can you say...Addicted to Stamps?)

I am hooked myself when I vist their blogs and find cards/projects. Although pictures are the next bext thing to capture images, they really do not do justice. You actually have to see these cards IRL.

I thank them both for sharing their talent and creativity.

Thansk for stopping by.

Amazing Soft Sky

Color Challenge #159
This is the color challenge on SCS today-Soft Sky, Basic Gray, and Whisper White. I also cased last Snday's FS Amy (Pickle Tree) whose gallery is Amazing !!!. I case pretty much the layout (Beate's WSC) and used this Pretty Amazing set, which is the perfect choice for this wonderful FS.
The main flower was stamped 3 times and I trim the layers for the 3-D look. I added the stitching using marker. I added the Jelly roll Glitter pen but of course it doesn't show at all, but it has that shine IRL. I did the same thing for the small flowers. The background was using the Pretty Petals and I outlined the design with White Gel pen.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Pretty Petals
Paper: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Whisper White, DSP Soft Sky
Ink: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Charms, Glitter Pen
Tools: Piercing tool, Aqua painter, Dimensionals

Party-ing in Vegas

Admit Two (2)
Happy Tuesday !!! I am still pretty tired from last weekend...too much partying in Vegas (lol). From the time we got there, it has been non stop and you kinda just go with the flow. We saw Fergie's concert at Mandalay Bay, and all I can say is that "It was Fergilicious", a band named Carney for the opening act. It wasn't really my kinda concert but the seat was the best. We met Fergie's Mom and Dad who were seating behind us. The highlight of the evening was when my DH told me that he felt something spilled behind his back. He wasn't kidding when I saw red wine stain on his blue polo shirt. Oh well, that's what you

get when you party all night.
We watched also some impersonators which was pretty hilarious.We went cosmic bowling at Red Rock and scored 164 and 141 which was an okay score since I have not bowled for years. I ate a lot, and I mean a lot. We went shopping, too (that was a given when we go there). We also got to watched the boxing fight between Pacquiao/Marquez on DVD at my sister's house, which was gruesome but can't stop watching it.
So that was pretty much why I was tired and has not posted for the last few days. I felt bad not posting but I was having too much of a good thing to feel really bad. And you know what they say, what happened in Vegas, it never happened.

Mar 24, 2008

It's a Girl !

Try a New Technique #161
I am so late posting today's TLC- Flap Fold Card.
I wanted to get some household stuff done first (what
was I thinking) which never ends by the way. I thought I'd take a break and worked on this technique. Here is the instruction if you want to try it out. The Crew Kids Girl DSP is just a lot of fun to used on this set, Nursery Necessities. I love the Sweet Celebrations set, too. These sets are perfect together.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Sweet Celebrations, SA
Lots of Dots wheel
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Crew Kids DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Basic Gray
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Swirly Metal
Tools: Slit Punch, Circle Cutter, 1/16 Punch, Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Here is the inside of the card.
It would be a great baby announcement, too.
I used the Lots of Dots wheel for the inside and the flap of the card.

Blog Candy Winner !!!

Happy Monday !!!
I want to start my day by announcing the winner of my Blog Candy.
First, I wanted to thank everyone that played. I thank you for all your wonderful comments and how you make my day everyday !!!

The Blog Candy goes to newstampinaddict (Alison)

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

Mar 23, 2008

Easter Treat

Happy Easter Blessings to everyone !!!

...and thank you so much for the wonderful comments and
for those who played along with the blog candy. WOW !!!
You guys are awesome. I just love how you turned this game into a pretty interesting one.
I will announce the winner tomorrow. There is still time if anyone wants to play along.

Thanks again for your support and thanks for playing.

I made this bunny treat using the small cello bag from SU!. I remembered seeing it in the gallery but forgot to put it in my Favorites. The top and bottom are the main support that is holding the treat. I used the different punches to make the bunny face . I cased the idea from stampmouse.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mar 20, 2008

Blog Candy !!!

Celebrating >75,000 hits !!! This is what happens when WE are having fun !!! We, because I think everyone's contributed in making my blog a fun ride... with your wonderful comments and visits. With Easter coming up, I would like to giveaway this beautiful stamp set from SU! (Tender Toile) along with other goodies. I am going to pick a winner (using random. org) on Easter Sunday. I will announce the winner Monday.

This blog candy is open to US and Canada address only.

Here is a little game that I wanted us to play.
It is a word game that is really easy, I hope everyone will play along.
The word is BOOK. The next person will eliminate the First Letter and form a word from
O-O-K , as long as the letters are all there, it can be in any order.
You may not repeat the word that somebody used. Please use this post to play along.

Thanks for stopping by.
Thanks for playing.

Mar 19, 2008


Sketch Challenge #168
Good morning !!! Here is a card that I did for the SC on SCS. Here is the sketch.
I went with the neutral colors and a Basic Black ink. I did some piercing on the main panels. I added the scallops in the bottom using the slit punch and embellished it with brads. I added the circle for a bit of asymmetry. It looks so plain without it. Hope that makes sense.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Basic Black, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Ribbons, Brads
Tools: Tool Kit, Slit Punch, Circle Punches

Mar 18, 2008

Altered Box

Door Prize Winner !
On our monthly Demo meeting, we always do a Door Prize. I won last month's door prize. I finally got the chance to upload the pics. This altered box is a creative work of Diane, aka the Queen of Glitter. She used the Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl DSP. I just love how she designed this.

She used a chipboard using the Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter.

I love the colors on this. I have to remember this so I can use it in the future.

Thanks for stopping by.

Bloomin' 3-D

Color Challenge #158
Happy Tuesday to all !!!
Here is a card that I did for the Color Challenge
on SCS. I love orchid Opulence by itslef but I get
stuck at times on what I would combined it with.
I am not fond of today's color challenge but I think it worked out quite well in the end. NO DSP here, only because I really do not have the pattern papers that I could work with. The main BG was stamped with the words using my Stamp-a-majig. I used my Spritzer tool to have that distressed look. The sage panel was stamped with the flower with Sage color.
The main flowers were stamped 3 times, and trim to achieve that 3-D effect.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Sage Shadow, Orchid Opulence, Kraft, Glossy White
Ink: Staz-on Black, Sage Shadow, Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Ribbobs, Brads
Tools: Paper Piecing tool, Spritzer, Aqua Painter, Ticket Punch, Dimensionals, 1/16 punch

3-D Tip: After you trim the pieces to your flower, it adds so much if you curl it a bit with a bone folder. Always use Glossy white to get that shiny look.

Mar 17, 2008

What a Feeling !!!

Inspirational Award
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I feel so honored when Jane (Inspirational Member)asked me if she can feature my card and blog
at Inspirational Blog Crafts.
Here is the site if you want to checked it out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Birthday Wish

Try a New Technique #160
Good morning and a Happy Monday to you all.
Here is a cool technique using the negative side of the Cuttlebug. Here is the link for the instructions. Once I created my main BG and picked out the colors, I was able to design my card from there. I stamped the flowers using the Big Bold Birthday 2-step. The stamp from the scallop frame is from the So Many Scallops set.
I also added stickles to the scallops.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: So Many Scallops, Big Bold Birthday 2 step
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla Craft
Accessories: Ribbons, brads, Stickles
Tools: Circle punches, Scallop Punch, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Mar 16, 2008

A is for Always

Featured Stamper #58
Here is the card I cased from BeckyTE. Her gallery is just outstanding. I borrowed this set from my dear friend Jean so I was able to cased this card. I made a few changes on my card. I did a lot of distressing on the panels and on my main image. The DSP Ginger Blossoms came in handy for the 2 panels. The background panel is the Chocolate DSP. I added ribbons, and HPH.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Always
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, White Craft
Accessories: Ribbons, HPH
Tools: Glue Dots, Dimensionals, 1/16 Punch
Circle Punches

The Design Team and ME !!!

Exciting News !!!!

I have been holding back for the last few weeks about this wonderful news, and this will be a perfect time to share it with you.

I received an e-mail from Heather inviting me to join her Design Team. It was such an honor that she considered me to be a part of her design team . I e-mailed her right back and said YES !!! (after I got over the shock and after reading her e-mail out loud just so I really understood what it meant, lol). When I had time to reflect on this, I knew then that this will be a great opportunity for me to be a part of something new and exciting. I am really looking forward to be working with Heather and with a group of wonderful and talented stampers.

Heather Rolin is launching her company H&M Stamps on May 10.

Here is the link to her site .

Mar 15, 2008

Tagged, I'm It !!!

Lisa (My Little Ink Spot)tagged me and to share 7 Random/ Facts about me.
So, here goes.

1. Do I like to fly or drive?
If I have a choice, I would rather drive. I hate flying.
2. How do I drink my coffee?
I take my coffee with cream and sugar. If I have French Vanilla cream, then I skipped the sugar.
3. Do I like to iron?
Yes, I iron almost always. it's like a movie date-my iron and me. I watched movies while I am ironing.
4. Would I rather have ice cream or cake ?
Cake, definitely especially if it's carrot cake.
5. What is my shoe size?
5, sometimes 51/2 . I have small feet only because I am 5 feet 2" barefoot.
6. On a rainy day, what would be the one thing I would most likely to do?
I would like to curl in bed with a good book.
7. Lastly, do I know how many stamps sets I own?
No, and for some reason I can never have enough.

I am tagging:
Carolina (Carolina's Creative Pad)
Jessie (Can You Say Addicted to Stamps)
Catherine (Inksomnia)
Thanks ladies for playing along.

Sweet of You

Inspiration Challenge #119
Hello and Good morning !!!
Here is the inspiration for this card. I remembered that I have this boot from Flower Filled, so I based my inspiration around it. The flowers I used is from the set Vases in Vogue; they look like the lollipop swirls. The red flowers were popped in dimensionals, then added the stickles after I colored them. The boot I stamped in red and cut it out. I used the White Gel Pen to do the broken lines and adapted it around the main panel. I used the HPH for the buckle and the striped ribbon makes a nice accent.
I used this DSP because of the swirls.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Flower Filled, Sweet of You
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Real Red
Accessories: Brads, Striped Ribbon, Stickles, HPH
Tools: Slit Punch, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

Mar 14, 2008

Celebrate Zoo Day

Tag Card
I made this Tag Card for a swap at our demo
meeting. You have 3 different patterns to choose
Finished Size
Tri-fold Tag Card (35/8" x 51/2")
Tri-Fold Tag Card (3" x 51/2" )
Four Panel Tag Card ( 23/4" x 51/2" )
It was a really fun swap.
I chose the Zoofari set using the Four Panel tag. I just love the way it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Zoofari, Lots of Dots SA Wheel,
Defining Alphabet
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, DSP , Ruby Red
Ink: Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbons, Twine, Eyelets. Clip
Tools: Circle Punches, Aqua Painter, SA Handle

Stamping Tip: Here's a cool way to create a shadow to your
alphabet. Stamp the Z first then move the image ever so lightly to your right side (or left side) and stamp it again and you will create this cool shadow design.

Adorable Chicks

Limited Supply Challenge #159
Hello and Good morning! What a day yesterday and I am glad it's Friday.
Aren't those chicks adorable ? The challenge today on SCS is not to use any tools on your card. The grass was done using scissors and for my cut out images. I used the Versamark pen for the grass. I stamped the cracked egg on colored paper and stamped off the designs. I added stickles to the chicks and eggs and finished it off with primas.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, So saffron, Wild wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-On black, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Versamark pen, Black Marker
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Brads, Stickles
Tools: Dimensionals, 1/16 Punch

Mar 13, 2008

Fusion Flowers

Ways to Use It # 157
Hello !!!! Here is a challenge on SCS using only pattern papers to your card. the only cardstock will be your base card. I used the DSP Spring Break. The 3-D flower and the sentiment were stamped in DSP. I used CE on the flower for a shinier finish.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: So Much, Sweet Serendipity
Paper: DSP Spring Break, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Staz-On black
Accessories: Fusion Flowers, Brads, DS Ribbon, HPH
Tools: Dimensionals, Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch

Mar 12, 2008

To My Mom

Sketch Card #167
Hello everyone !!! This is the sketch for today's challenge. I picked out the Basic Gray and Basic Black from yesterday's colors and changed Purely Pomegranate to Groovy Guava. I used the Tres Chic BG, then I stamped the leaf stamp in black for the 2 panels. I used a strip of DSP and stamp the flowers and used Vellum on top to give it a subtle look. I stamped the flowers in the circle frame and layered it with Nesties. I added just a touch of stickles and used the Narrow White organdy Ribbon and Satin Black ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Embrace Life, tres Chic
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Staz-On black, White Craft, Groovy Guava, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Ribbons, Brads, Stickles, Hemp
Tools: Nesties, Circle Punches, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Mar 11, 2008

Basic Pomegranate

Color Challenge #157
Sketch Card #02
Good morning to everyone !!! I just discovered a sketch from way back and I used it for today's challenge. The CC are Basic Gray, Basic Black and Purely Pomegranate. I stamped my main flowers in Purely Pomegranate and added the leaves and stamped them in Always Artichoke. I cut two flowers and popped them in dimensionals. I added stickles for my main image and the flowers on top. For the top flowers, I used Aqua Painter and added the brads for the center. I used ribbon to finished the sketch.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Spring Solitude
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, White Craft
Accessories: DS RIbbon, Brads, Stickles
Tools: 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua painter

Mar 10, 2008

Faux Cloisonne

Try a New Technique #159
Happy Monday and Good Morning!!! I have a little time to do the challenge before I do my AM chores, so I went ahead and did this new technique. It is called Faux Cloisonne. It is taking designs from a magazine, emboss, trim and into your card. The hard part is picking out the designs, but once you picked it out, you should be able to coordinate the papers to used. I used Bravo Burgundy, River Rock and Very Vanilla. I kept my main background clean so the designs on the flowers will show more. I added the Crystal Effects and sprinkled DD. I finished it off by adding HPH, ribbons and pearls from the Pretties kit.
Thnaks for stopping by.
Stamps: Kind Thoughts
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Gold Encore
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Narrow Cream Organdy Ribbon,HPH, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Detail Gold EP, Heat Gun, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Mar 9, 2008

Go Ahead, Make My Day !!!

This made my day...definitely !!!
I got this award from Jessica ( Can you say???...Addicted to stamps!!) She nominated me and I feel so honored and special !!!
Thanks Jessie (hope you don't mind if I call you that?)
I have quite a bit in mind but these are the people that made my day in more ways than one.
3. Nancy (I Stamp)
4. Lorri ( Dream Big)
5. Laura ( Wish You Were Here)
6. Heather (Heather Rolin)
Go ahead, make someone's day today !!!
Here is something I wrote a long time ago,
On Friends...
You are the most refreshing,
and loving human being
I have ever met
in my lifetime.
I thought I was the only one.


Featured Stamper #57
Good morning everyone !!! Today's FS is ParisOtremba and I am casing this card, with minor changes. I used the Heartfelt Thanks for the flowers; stamped and embossed with gold and used the glitter Gel Roll pen to add a little touch of sparkle. I sponged around the area leaving the bottom part un-sponged. I really do not embossed that much but I did on the sentiment and I really like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Close as a Memory, Canvas BG
Paper: Real Red, Mellow Moss, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real red, Mellow Moss, Gold Encore
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads
Tools: Detail Gold EP, Heat Gun, 1/16 punch, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Mar 7, 2008

Love Essentials

Occasions Mini Card Swap
I was in a recent card swap and chose this beautiful set from the Occasions Mini. I wanted to capture the colors Blue Bayou, Old Olive and Whisper White from the DSP Spring Break, so I used it for my stamp image and kept the colors and clean lines all around.
I used the slit punch for the scallops and the 1/16 punch for the holes. I used two embellishments, DS ribbon and Gold brads which is probably not a requierement for a swap but a necessity.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Essence of Love
Paper: Blue bayou, Old Olive, Whisper White, DSP Spring Break
Ink: Blue Bayou, Old Olive
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Gold brads
Tools: 1", 11/4", 13/6" Circle Punches, Slit Punch, 1/16 punch, Dimensionals

Priceless "Scraps"

Limited Supply Challenge #158
Good morning everyone !!! Today on SCS , they have a fun challenge-using scraps to make a 4.25 x 4.25 card. Well, that is something we have all in common. We have loads and loads of scraps. I did a swap a while back and I have leftover scraps from this set that have already been stamped. All I did was put it together. I did spend a little bit of time working on the dots, but other than that it was glued and mounted.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Priceless, All Holidays
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Glossy White
Ink: Purely Poegranate, Old Olive, White Craft, White Gel Pen
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Brad
Tools: Circle punches

Mar 6, 2008


Ways to Use It #156
Sketch Challenge # 166
Happy Thursday!!!! One more day and it will be Friday, just hang in there !!! However for me, The days I work are crazy night hours, so it really doesn't make much of a difference.
Here is card that I did for the 2 challenges-using computer generated stuff and add it to your card and used yesterday's sketch. I did however flipped it. I did very little stamping. The leaf from the Time Well Spent was an idea that I got from Margie's blog.
Notice the typo that I made with the year. The computer does that to you. It is a human error but you can always blame your computer for it, he ! he !.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, DSP Winter Bright and Cutie Pie, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Stickles, DS Ribbon, Build-a-brad
Tools: CB Folder, Scallop Punch

Mar 5, 2008

On Growing Old...

Two of our very dear stamping friends (Janice and Colleen) are celebrating their birthday this March. When Colleen's sister brought this in class, what better way to share it with everyone, young or old.

My Favorite Things (It says lyrics by Julie Andrews)

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixident and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers,golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak,
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains and confused brains and no need for simin,
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frame,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache,
When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had
And then I don't feel so bad.

Workshop Cards

I had my workshop class today and just want to
share the projects that we did.
Workshop Card # 1
Shake it Chick CD
Here is a shaker card/CD giftable that I did which is similar to the one I did in class using the CD envelope. I look and look and could not find the one I did in class , so here is a similar version without the circle scallops. Anyway, there are little beads inside the CD envelope. This was an idea that I got for my birthday that my friend Kathy gave me.

Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Whisper White, DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, creamy Caramel
Accessories: Ribbon, Twine
Tools: 1/2 " circle punch, Three for you punch

Workshop Card # 2
Krafty Flowers
Here is a card using the Friendship Blooms set.
I just love this color combo and using the BasicGray ink. There is very little coloring here and some cutting.
Stamps: Frindship Blooms, SA Polka Dots wheel
Paper: Soft Sky, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark pen
Accessories: Twine
Tools: Slit punch, Dimensionals, Glue dots

Workshop Card # 3
This card was inspired by rainy on SCS.
Here is her card.
I just love this bench. It is so inviting.
The faux grass is something I learnedat convention.
I did used a decorative scissor
first and did the trimming last.
Stamps: Time for You, SA Lots of Dots
Paper: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, DSP Chocolate Chip
Ink: Staz-on black, Real Red, Creamy Caramel
Accesories: Striped Ribbon,Red brads, Stickles
Tools: Scallop punch, 13/8 circle punch, Aqua painter,1/16 punch, Dimensionals

Workshop Card #4
Happy Birthday Card
This card was inspired by my friend Jean.Here is the card I cased from her.
Stamps: Bithday Whimsy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, DSP,Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Accessories: Brads, Chocolate Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: CB Folder, Scallop punch, Small and
Large Oval punch, Dimensionals, 1/16 Punch

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Mar 4, 2008

Easter Eggs

Color Challenge #156
I did this card for the CC on SCS and also incorporated Beate's WSC37 challenge.
I have been making samples for this Eater set and I am getting some really great ideas. This chick was stamped 3 times. The left and right chicks were stamped directly on the So Saffron paper, The middle one I stamped on Very Vanilla and mounted in dimensionals. I also did paper piecing for the middle one and used So Saffron for coloring using Aqua Painter. I finished it off using Stickles on the middle chick and on the Primas.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: A Good Egg, SA Kindness Wheel
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, DSP
Ink: White Craft, Staz-On black, So Saffron, Rose Red, Black Marker
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Brads, Primas, Stickles
Tools: Slit Punch, Aqua Painter, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Mar 3, 2008

Dragonflies and Butterflies

Try a New Technique #158
Happy Monday to everyone !!!!
I hope you will be motivated to try a new challenge today-de bossing. This is a technique that I am sure you will love. I had this old printed vellum that I did embossing on the back side and colored after. I used Purely Pomegranate for the butterflies and Blue Bayou for the dragonflies. I actually had to pull out my sewing machine to stitched the sides. I used Primas for this card and added beads.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Sweet Serendipity
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, DSP Spring Break
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, White Gel pen
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Eyelets, Primas, Micro beads
Tools: Embossing Tool, Rubber mat, Aqua Painter, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Crop-a-dile

Mar 2, 2008

Simply a Latte

Featured Stamper #56
Good morning everyone !!!!! I hope you already had your morning cup of coffee and ready to start your day. At least that's is what I did even before I started this card that I cased from the FS Petal Pusher. Here is the card I cased.
I kept the same layout and DSP and as far as the stamp set, I had to changed my cup. I did used the rub-ons for my cup and added the beads and also used them for the flowers with CE. I used the Boho Blossoms Punch for the flower on the side. I could not resist using the Pink Tafetta ribbon for the cup holder.
Stamps: Simply said, Espress Yourself, All Occasions
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, DSP Berry Bliss
Ink: Basic Brown, White Gel Pen, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pink Tafetta Ribbon, Brads, CE, Beads
Tools: Slit Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Window Punch,
1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Mar 1, 2008

A Thing of Beauty

Inspiration Challenge #117
I was inspired by the WSC of Beate. I ended up using this set, because it's been neglected eversince I got it. The flowers were stamped in White Craft and Ballet Blue. I added the real Red paper to make it pop and mouinted them in dimensionals. I tried to squeeze the flowers in the bottom and they were stamped randomly so I did not have to worry about keeping it straight.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: A Beautiful Thing
Paper: Real Red, Ballet Blue, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP
Ink: Ballet Blue, White Craft, Real Red Marker
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Stickles
Tools: CB folder, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals.

Welcome Friends

Inspiration Challenge #117
This is today's inspiration. The stamp set I used is an oldie but a goodie. It is called Home and Heart from Stampin'UP. I used the door for my inspiration and added the elements of color around it. Everything is mounted in dimensionals. I stamped the images in Black Staz-On and colored it using re-inkers using Aqua Painter.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Home and Heart, So Many Sayings
Paper: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, DP
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Staz-On balck, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Ribbon
Tools: Dimensionals, Aqua painter
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