Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Elf Name is...

Found this on -- how fun!!!

Your Elf Name Is...
Holly Fluffernutter

Saturday, November 24, 2007

My First Blog Challenge - STVN001

And it's all about the adorable snowman!!! I think I own just about everything snowman -- figurines, stamps, designer paper, etc. So what could be better for my first ever blog challenge!!

Create a card using a snowman image -- it can be with a stamp, or designer paper, or what about punches!!!! The possibilities are endless!! Please upload your card to your SCS gallery as well as posting a comment here. Use the keyword STVN001 when uploading so we can find your creation quickly. All gallery submissions can be found here -

Thanks for playing and please spread the word.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Warm and Cozy Wishes...

From Fluffles!!! We have several December birthdays in the family so I thought this image would be just grand. I received Fluffles via Wish RAK, a wonderful group of very generous ladies who share their stamped images with you. Each month the group holds a challenge in which we must use something we received from WRAK. This challenge required a Stampendous image, a minimum of two layers and a metal embellishment. I used a few of my favorite things - designer paper (this one is by BoBunny), brads, ribbon, Fluffles, and brown (chocolate chip to be exact). Thanks for looking.
I'm thinking of starting a weekly challenge on my blog. No specific theme, just something every Friday or Saturday that would be fun. Post a comment what you think, if you'd play. I have LOADS of background paper that I would send out as prizes. Again, let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Hoot of a Friend!

Every month, challenges are posted on the Wish RAK subforum -- the one thing we absolutely must do is use something on the card we've received thru WRAK. This adorable image is what I received!! I love Stampendous stamps and this one is no exception! I thought of making it an anniversary card but needed a little something to cheer a friend. This challenge was to use autumn colors -- very easy for me because they happen to be my favorite!!! Thanks so much for looking!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Country Blessings

Wow, I can't believe this is the first in forever I have used this set!!!!! One of those gotta have then it quickly gets forgotten -- how sad. Time to look for more sets like that so they too can see the ink!!!
This is for SC150 on SCS. I had just made a 2 page scrapbook layout using this designer paper by Cloud 9 Design, so why not use up some of the scraps. I stamped the image in Timber Brown Stazon then colored it with my watercolor pencils. Then some areas got highlighted with the Sakura glitter pen. The edges were sponged with creamy caramel and ribbon added. The bottom layer of So saffron was stamped using the Weathered background stamp in Sahara sand ink going in both directions. I like the effect the double stamping provides. A little sewing, some gold brads, and it is complete. Other colors of cardstock used were Really rust, Forest foliage, Always artichoke, Close to cocoa and Sahara sand. Thanks for looking.

A Friendly Swap

My good friend VivLyn and I started a swap amongst ourselves - we send each other a stamped image and all the cardstock and embellishments of our choosing. Enough supplies are sent to make two of the same cards, one to keep and one to send back. This is my first card for our swap. Viv sent this adorable pup and I just loved him. I even asked her to send me more...which she did!!!! I used one of the SCS sketch challenges so I could incorporate these beautiful snowflake brads. The ornaments on the tree are all sparkly thanks to Stickles. I've already sent this card off to her as well as a new round of images -- can't wait to see what she comes up with.
Note to Viv: you'd best hurry up and get better!!! I miss "talking" with you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Priceless Case

Yes, I cased this card from tropicalichick. I loved the colors and had to use them myself. Tough to see in this photo but the colors are close to cocoa and blush blossom. Now blush blossom is a color I RARELY use, I only recently bought my second pack ever!! Now cocoa is a whole other story!!! I had leftover designer paper by Fancy Pants that fit the bill perfectly. Thanks Amanda for your wonderful inspiration!! Couldn't have done it without you!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Earthy Blossoms

I am always so behind on the SCS challenges!! It couldn't be that there are so many of them, could there? No, I didn't think so. Plus I find I only have time to sit down and seriously stamp after the kids are in bed. By then I am so tired I can't even think straight!!

This card is for the mini VSN challenge called Totally Tubular - we needed to base the colors of our card on the shade of lipstick we generally wore. I'm not a big lipstick wearer, but when I do, I tend to got to the browns and earthy reds (definitely not bright red!!). I also tend to use Blossoms Abound when I do challenges, this is one of my top 5 favorite all-time stamp sets. The colors are Ruby red, Cameo coral, Chocolate chip, Creamy caramel and Very vanilla. The designer paper is something I bought from Jacksonbelle Embellishments by Fancy Pants. Of course I used brads as well as the wide satin ribbon for the first time - love it!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

Why this card of course!!!!! I used a sketch I found on Gina K Designs forum on SCS. I also used this for the stalkers challenge - make a thank you card. I think I may have goofed though, I believe we were to make a fall thank you card. Oops! Oh well, I like it anyway. I used a lot of scraps, which is always a good thing. The designer paper is by Doodlebug (I think), the sheep by Gina K, and the words (too cute) are by Rubber Soul. I do sewing on karate uniforms where I work, and the 1 inch grosgrain ribbon is is remnants from a piece of ribbon used on a uniform! Fun and fast, my kind of card!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fun Color and Sketch Challenges Combined

I always love color and sketch challenges -- so why not combine them!!!! The colors for this week's stalkers challenge are Elegant eggplant, Regal rose, Pretty in pink and Sage shadow. And I found the sketch on Jenn D's blog It was fun to make a quick card for a change instead of stressing for hours over one! Thank you ladies for helping me over my slump!!