Thursday, November 30, 2006

Color Challenge - Cranberry crisp, True thyme, Blush blossom

Here is my take on the color challenge from this week. Now blush blossom is not my favorite color, I very rarely use it - guess that saves me money!!! Haha! Anyway, I used just a pinch of cardstock (and it's all distressed) as well as one spot of the ink on the Weathered background over the Lace Snowflake. I love, love, love the cranberry and thyme and do I really need to say anything about my passion for the ribbon!!! I just found out that SU will continue to offer the stitched grosgrain ribbons from the holiday mini until June 2007!!!!! I'm still going to order more today though!!

Wishing everyone a happy Thursday! My friend that I miss dearly is in from Las Vegas for a couple of days! I will get to spend some time with her tomorrow to catch up. Talking with friends over margaritas --- what could be better!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It's a No Post

I tried two times to upload this card onto SCS but both times it was removed. So I figured I would post it here!! I received the image thru wish RAK, a group of very generous ladies who send out images you have wished for. It's supposed to save you money by not buying a particular set - but that's only good in theory because that doesn't really happen, at least to me it doesn't!

I had fun playing with my paper piercing and distressing tools. But let me ask you, can you really de-stress Christmas?? If you can, please share your tricks!!! The yellow flower is from my DSS - thanks Viv!! And I love sponging, it so softens the edges. Another card using nothing but scraps!!!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Who Doesn't Love Fluffles!!

I needed to make some quick cards to send to the challenge chaser ladies that I stalk with throughout the week. Fluffles, by Stampendous, is so adorable and easy to color. I also wanted something I could use more scraps on, so this is what I came up with. Crystal Effects covers the ladybugs and Stickles glams up the center of the primas. I made four, sent one to a friend who just lost her cat; I know she'll love getting it. The other three went out this morning as CCRAKs - hmmmm, who are they going to???!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Nothin' But Scraps

Finally had time to stamp. I just bought this stamp (along with a few others) from so I couldn't wait to play. I started out wanting to make it for the Limited Supply Challenge from the weekend - make a kid's holiday card in traditional colors. Okay, so I made an oops, orange, red and blue aren't traditional. I've also set a goal for myself to use nothing but scraps over the weekends - just wish I could make a dent in my scrap bin!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

No Stamping Yet Today!

Nope, two days in a row and no stamping!! I had a house full of family for a fun day celebrating my youngest's birthday. He'll be 8 and hasn't met a present he doesn't like -- to rip open!!! He'll be in bed soon so maybe, just maybe, I can make it into my stamp room to play. I'll let you know tomorrow.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Black Friday

Well, no early bird shopping for me today, I much prefer to sleep instead! I did end up going to Joann's and finding lots of fun stuff - Christmas decorations and stamping supplies. Couldn't pass up the 50% off rubberstamps!!! Started putting up some of those decorations too - I have family coming tomorrow to celebrate my youngest son's birthday. The tree will come much later, after my December stamp camp - I put it up in the same room as where the ladies sit and stamp!

Speaking of stamping, I haven't done any yet today. I plan to play the Limited Supply challenges jen70 posted on SCS. She always comes up with such fun things. Gotta get crackin'.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Color Challenge #89

I love the color challenges on Splitcoast! This week's colors were Old olive, Bashful blue and Cranberry crisp. Not sure that I like this card, I'm blaming it on the fact I haven't been feeling too well. I know you can't see the Crosshatch background I did using white craft ink stamped over the Floral background. It faded right out, even in real life. I watercolored bashful blue around the tulips to give it a "sky" effect. This is a sketch challenge as well, gotta love those too!!
Stamps: Terrific Tulips, Filigree, Floral, Crosshatch, Words by TAC
Paper: Old olive, Cranberry crisp, Bashful blue, Very vanilla
Ink: Cranberry crisp, Old olive, Bashful blue
Accessories: Hodgepodge hardware, Ribbon
Let's Get it Started!

Well, let's see if I can do this, the most computer challenged person on the planet! I have so enjoyed reading everyone else's blogs on Splitcoast that I thought I would try one out for myself. My goal will be to update it everyday, so my fingers are crossed. I need to challenge myself to post pictures as well - oh well, that may have to be another day!!

The house is smelling of turkey, yum!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.