Sunday, November 30, 2008

Clear Dollar Stamps Christmas Sneak Peak

Well, what do you think?? This gift ensemble is coming to you courtesy of Clear Dollar Stamps. You will be able to check out this set and wheel along with other adorable ones starting December 1st. The set I used is called Ornament Accents and the wheel is Ornament String. I had so much fun making this set!! Included is a journal with beaded pen, tag, Reese's peanut butter cup holders (my DS still doesn't know what happened to all the peanut butter cups!!!), a candle, a gift card holder (yes, that's my Starbucks card in there!!) and a card.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Oh My Goodness...

Has it really been that long since my last post???!!! What a bad, bad, bad blogger am I!! I have lots of catching up to do on things, but I promise to get posting. Sunday I will post some sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps...can't wait to show you these!! I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and fun at the Black Friday sales!! I didn't go to one single store...but on-line I made a killing!!!!!!! That's how I like to shop!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I Used Kraft!!!!!

Why is it I so rarely use Kraft cardstock? I like it, I just never seem to use it. I had my stamp camp today and boy was it a great one!!! 19 ladies came to a stamp-a-stack in which they made 3 each of 5 different cards. If you multiply that out, that was 285 cards that were cut out and prepared!!!!! Between 8 and 10 hours of prep work went into it --- thanks to my dear friends Jan and Peggy for all your help!!! Anyway, a bit off the track, one of the cards we did used Kraft so I decided to make a just-4-fun card! The stamp set is by Papertrey Ink called Spiral Bouquet. I used their Plum Pudding cardstock, ink and ribbon (sorry for the glare, just couldn't get a good photo) along with white craft ink. A little chocolate chip was added since brown is my favorite color after all!

Hooray, the Steelers won!! It wasn't pretty but it was still a win!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Light Unto My Path

I love lighthouses and this set is beautiful! I actually received this image and sentiment thru Wish RAK. A little touch of glitter through the beam of light adds just a touch of sparkle. I'm really happy I kept it just blue and white which was my first idea -- believe me I toyed with adding a pop of color somewhere but kept being drawn back to just the navy and white. I submitting this for a WRAK challenge to emboss something on your card - I know it's hard to see but the first blue layer was run through the Cuttlebug and embossed with the Numbers Collage folder. Even the lacy white layer is not only punched out but also embossed thanks to Fiskars new punch/embossing tool. A few dew drops and it is complete. Thanks so much for swinging by today. Tell me how you are doing.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hello Hello!

This is a card I made for the monthly WRAK challenges. It follows Sketch Challenge #159 on SCS. I received Bookwormabella from Wish RAK and colored several of her up using my Copic markers. I found this Crate Paper DSP that worked fabulously with my bella colors! Don't you love it when that happens!! I also had a stack of CB embossed layers and how lucky to have one in a color I could use!! Oh so fun. Now shhhhhhh, because I put it in the mail this morning for my secret sister!! Hope she doesn't blog surf!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pumpkins for Sale

Over to the right of my blog you will find some blog challenges I enjoy. Well I just discovered the blog "Mothers & Daughters Creations" where I played along with their sketch challenge. This is also for the WRAK weekend. I had received not only the image from WRAK, but also the sentiment and brads! Colors are my favorite, earth elements (really rust, close to cocoa, river rock, white and Apple Cider DSP). I colored the pumpkins in late last night with my copics, when I was really tired -- not the best idea in the world, that's for sure!!! The pumpkins and the sentiment are popped up on the Swiss Dots embossing folder layer. What a fun sketch!!

Sassy Old Ladies

This weekend was a "Just for the Girls" Wish RAK good ol' time! Challenges were posted and an item from WRAK needed to be used on your card. This challenge we needed to use red/purple or pink/lavender. Now that I look at mine I guess I used pink and purple, a little something from each!!!!! I hear what you're saying ---- "Rule Breaker!!!!!" Oh well, it got me to use up an image and sentiment from my never ending stash of WRAK items! I colored Billybootbella with my copic markers, then embellished away. Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Comfort & Peace

A card for a swap I'm in -- I almost forgot about this swap, how awful!!!!! I only have one set of 5 of these cards to make, thank goodness. I've been busy getting ready for a Stamp-a-Stack stamp camp as well as making some FUN things for my design team for Clear Dollar Stamps.
This card uses a stamp set by GinaK Designs called Comfort & Peace - a beautiful set with lovely sentiments. I used close to cocoa, pretty in pink, very vanilla and Parisian Summer DSP. The Swiss Dots embossing folder has to be my absolute favorite - I seem to go for it all the time! Ribbon is from Jacksonbelle Embellishments -- I love the ribbons she sells!!! Super quick, super easy...just the way I like it!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I Do Love Snowmen!

And I do love stepping out of my comfort zone every so often which is what I did here making this pull-out scrapbook. I can create a card any day of the week and twice on Sundays, but ask me to make a scrapbook page I'm lost. So I challenged myself to make one. I found the tutorial on SCS's resource pages. It makes use of 2 coasters, some ribbon and designer paper. I must say, it turned out really cute. The photos are of the album closed, the main cover opened with the inside pull-outs still tied shut, then one side opened to show you what that looks like. Yep, those are my boys (DH included) sledding down our hill into the neighbors yard. It's not a very long ride, but it sure is fun!! Oh, and those are last year's pictures! We've had snow already, just not that much!!!!!

Snowman Wishes

I do adore snowmen so this new set by Clear Dollar Stamps was tops on my list!! I did a color challenge that was presented to the design team - night of navy, kraft, always artichoke and bashful blue. Such a fun card to make, too bad I agonized over it for hours!!!!! Guess that happens sometimes!! I added a little color to Mr. Snowman then punched him out and layered him up. It's popped up over the swiss dots embossed bashful blue square with some beautiful blue and white ribbon. I used an old snowflake punch to add a little something along with silver brads and white snowflake eyelets (I almost forgot I had these!!).