Monday, December 26, 2011

Precious and Few (Mojo221)

I didn't like the card I did for the Clean & Simple Challenge, so I'm not posting it here. I haven't done a Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge in ages, so I tried that one and like this card better. For this sketch, we were to do a round or a square card. I went with 4.25" square. I even sewed on this one! I guess you can see why I don't usually do that! LOL! The sentiment is from Inkadinkado Expressions. Everything else is from Stampin' Up! The base card is So Saffron and I used some old SAB DSP as well as Pawsitively Prints DSP. These were in my scraps. I used the retired stripe ribbon and a Paper Daisy with an SU! button. I also used Naturals White card stock for one layer plus the main image panel. There's some DSP inside for embellishment and the other DSP is on the envelope that I made into a square envelope for this card. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

CASEing Iwona (FS255)

I've done some CASEing this weekend! This week's Featured Stamper is Chupa. Her real name is Iwona Palamountain. Her real name AND her screen name are both interesting to me. This lady has more talent in her little finger than I have in my whole body!! I can't figure out why she hasn't been the featured stamper before now. Anyway, I spent a lot of time in her gallery and finally chose to CASE her "Monochromatic Thanks" card. I used products from the new Occasions Mini which will be available on January 4, 2012. The DSP is Twitterpated, and my color combo came from that. The card stocks are Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Naturals White and Whisper White. I used Black Stazon for the main image and colored with Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride and Ridinghood Red Markers. I used Crocheted Lace and Island Indigo Ribbon. I didn't use a button or string but used a Rhinestone Brad instead. Instead of a paper doily, I used the new Sizzlit Paper Doily and die cut mine. Instead of punching the butterflies, I die cut them using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I sure like how this turned out. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Honoring Queen Barbara (QFTD92)

The Queen for the Day for this week is barbaradwyer82. It took me a long time browsing through Barbara's gallery to decide which card I wanted to CASE. I finally decided to CASE her Valentine with nesties card. I used a different shade of red, changed the layout slightly, used different embossing folder and punches, and I used the new Hearts Framelits from Stampin' Up! plus the "Take it to Heart" stamp set. I also used Real Red Satin Ribbon with a Fire Circle Rhinestone Brad. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Cocoa (TSC1223)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week is to make a card that represents one of our family traditions for Christmas Eve. We also have to have a Rub-on on the card.

Some people leave milk and cookies out for Santa or food to feed the reindeer. Others, go to Christmas Eve services at church. I like the candlelight services. We like to have some hot cocoa when we get home from church. We especially like the flavored kind you get around the holidays at CostCo, and we like plenty of whipped cream floating on top!!

I used Poppy Parade for the base card with a layer of Pawsitively Prints DSP. I used nesties for the oval and scalloped oval out of Whisper White and So Saffron. The cup and the word, "cocoa" were die cut from Poppy Parade using the Cup of Cocoa Sizzlit. I used Liquid Applique and heated it with the heat tool to make it fluffy for the whipped cream. The only stamping was for the inside sentiment. Oh, and the "steam" is a rub-on from "Seasonal Sayings" which was part of a hostess bundle a couple of years ago. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

For You (CC354)

Wow! I haven't done a Color Challenge in a while! In fact, I haven't made a card in a week! Well, the holidays are here and everyone's so busy anyway. I'm sure you all can relate. This challenge was to use Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral. It's a nice break away from Christmas colors. The base card is Wisteria Wonder with a Whisper White die cut piece (SU!'s Top Note die). The vine (Fanciful Flourish) is Lucky Limeade and the punched/embossed flowers are Calypso Coral. The sentiment and hummingbird (SU!'s Elements of Style) were stamped with Wisteria Wonder ink. The hummingbird was cut out and popped up with a Dimensional and Basic Pearls were used for the flower centers. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Snowflakes (TSC1216)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Sillyfilly. Sylvia asked us to make an all white Christmas card. One other color was allowed, but we were to keep it to a minimum. Also, we were to have at least three layers. I used white card stock from WalMart for everything. Layer #2 was die cut with a scallop square Spellbinders Nestie, Layer #3 was embossed with the Cuttlebug Distressed Snowflakes folder, and the sentiment from "Season of Joy" was heat embossed with Silver EP. The two extra snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch and popped up. In fact, each layer was popped up on Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added Basic Jewels Rhinestones to the centers of the punched snowflakes. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Glitter Dot Tag (TSC1209, CCEE1149)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by 101airborne. Kathy asked us to make a project (card, tag, etc.) with a Christmas theme and make it SPARKLE. As you can see, I made a tag. I die cut some thick cardboard backing, covered it with die cut DSP and added white to the backside for stamping "To: From:" and writing on it. I made it a chipboard tag for the CCEE Stampers Challenge. The DSP has glitter polka dots, and I used a Rhinestone Brad in the bow. The candy canes are a 3-D sticker and the ribbon is Real Red Taffeta. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thanks a Bunch (QFTD90)

This week's Queen For The Day is nancy littrell. Nancy has a wonderful gallery full of cards made with Stampin' Up! products. I chose to CASE this card. I used different colors, stamp and punches. I also used brads instead of pearls. It's a 4.25" square card, and I made an envelope to fit. The dp on the envelope is retired. The card stocks I used are Naturals Ivory, YoYo Yellow and Creamy Caramel, two of which are retired. The stamp is from "Kiddoodles". Thanks for stopping by!!

Last One, Finally!!!

Finally, this is the last of the four boxes I needed to make for December. All together, I've made 16 tissue box covers this year!! All of the Secret sisters at my church will have received one of these for their birthdays. This lady said, on her information sheet, that one of her bathrooms was pink/country. I used the pump image from "Countryside" on each side because I thought that was a good country image. I used Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock along with some gingham dp. I used gingham ribbon with the daisies on the top as well. I hope she likes it. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

3 of 4 - Getting Close!

Well, this is #3 of the final 4 tissue box covers for the secret sisters at my church. I only have one more to go, and her birthday isn't until December 25th, a Christmas birthday! This one is for a good friend of mine, too. She said her bathroom colors were pretty much blue and yellow. I didn't know what shade of blue, but I thought Bashful Blue would work. The flowers on the sides are from "Fast & Fabulous", a retired hostess set that I really like. The flower on the top was die cut with the Flower, Daisy Sizzlit. I tried to color it to look like the ones on the side. I hope she likes this. Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snow! (CAS147)

This week's Clean & Simple Challenge is a ways to use it type challenge. We were to use twine on our cards. I used White Baker's Twine to sew the "snowflakes" onto the panel. I stamped the snowball and birdie from "Snow Much Fun" and stamped the snowball again, cut it out and popped it up. I hand-wrote the sentiment on the Levi tag. This card was made from scraps. The base card is Naturals White, and I used Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and Whisper White card stocks as well. The card is 4.25" square and I made the envelope to fit. Everything here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

2 of 4 - Almost there!

As some of you know, I'm the Secret Angel for the Secret Sister program at my church. I have been making tissue box covers for each of the sisters for their birthdays all year. In December, there are four birthdays. This is the second one of those four. This lady indicated on her information sheet that her colors are forest green and burgundy. I used the retired Handsome Hunter for this one along with Naturals Ivory and Bravo Burgundy. "Fabulous Florets" was used for the flowers on the sides, and I made Valita's Owl Rose for the top. (Check out her blog: Valita's Designs & Fresh Folds.) Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CASEing Queen Wendy (QFTD89)

Our Queen for the Day for this week is wendy2512. Wendy has become pretty regular on the Twisted Sistah's Bus; in fact, I think she's earned a seat as one of our own. She sure has a wonderful gallery! I chose to CASE her "ODBDSLC50, A Peaceful Rest" card. I changed the borders, top and bottom, I changed the colors, my flowers are smaller and the pearls are in my flowers. I used Naturals White, Whisper White and Bravo Burgundy. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowflakes (SC361, TSC1202)

This week's sketch is a clean and simple design. This is also for this week's Twisted Sistahs Challenge which was presented by wannabcre8ive. Shirley asked us to make a card with colored snowflakes on it. The dp scraps all have snowflakes in their designs plus I stamped the little snowflake from "Every Little Bit". The snowman is from "The Jolliest Time of the Year". The base card is Naturals White, the main image panel is Whisper White and the mat is Cherry Cobbler. Thanks for stopping by!!

December 2011 Club Projects

We did an easel card with a calendar on it last year, and everyone loved them. I like to send these as a New Year's greeting. The calendar can sit on people's desks all year. I used "Sense of Time" and stamped the clockwork gears all over the front panel before adding the matted clock. The second hand clock was stamped again, punched out and popped up with a Dimensional. The card stocks are Naturals Ivory and Real Red.

More details on this gift card holder may be found in the post below or just click here. The card stocks are Bravo Burgundy and Whisper White. The "Dasher" stamp was used. These are great for last minute gifts or for those far away. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Dasher Gift Card Holder (LNS149)

This week's challenge for our Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group is to make a gift card holder. I made a regular A2 card using Bravo Burgundy for the base and mat and Whisper White for the embossed background and main image panel. I used an SU! Border Punch for one side of the mat. I inked up the "Dasher" stamp with Versamark and then with Bravo Burgundy and stamped it on the Whisper White panel. I embossed it with Clear EP. I added the Bravo Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon and would have added Basic Jewels Rhinestones had this been for a female, but it's going to my grandson who is a teenager.
I had this DCWV dp in my stash, and it matches the Bravo Burgundy very well (IRL). I used that to create the actual holder for the gift card. Everything except for the dp came from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Tags

Here's what I've been doing for the past couple of days in between laundry, cooking, cleaning, babysitting, and taking care of my mom. I've been making tags for our Christmas gift packages. I bought some 3-D stickers at WalMart for $1.50 a package. Each package contained from 5 to 7 stickers. They are made from chip board and have foam dots between layers. I just cut my SU! card stock with various dies or punched out the smaller ones with the Large and Small Tag Punches. I used SU!'s Gold Cord for the ties so I can easily tie them to the bows on my packages. The backs have white paper on them. I recycled the papers that came in my boxes of catalogs. This was a fun project, and I know everyone will enjoy their gifts even more with these home made tags on them. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

CASEing Queen Dawn (QFTD88)

This week's Queen for the Day is DawnL. Dawn has lots of beautiful cards in her gallery done with Our Daily Bread Designs products. I happen to have some of the same stamps because I won a $15 prize, plus a wonderful online friend gave me a gift certificate for ODBD. I CASEd her SC323 This is the Day card. I used the same stamps and Spellbinders die, but I changed the layout so that it wouldn't be the same as the sketch, and I changed the orientation. She used Copics to color her daffodils, but I used Water Color Pencils and a Blender Pen with baby oil. I stamped the frame with Pretty In Pink and sponged the outside of the die cut piece with Barely Banana (retired). I used the same MS punches, but I also used SU!'s Scallop Border Punch on the Whisper White piece (second piece in the layered strip). The plaid paper is KMA Perky Plaids and the third layer in the strip is from DCWV. The die cut piece is popped up on Dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

For Neil (MMTPT173)

For this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge, we will be sending cards to a man in Canada who was in a motorcycle accident that left him a quadriplegic. Although he will never ride again, he still loves motorcycles. I used Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and Whisper White card stocks along with a piece of silver metal sheet which I embossed with the CB Diamond Plate EF. I punched the gears out of Brushed Silver card stock with the Gear Punch. The image is SU!'s "Motorcycle" single stamp, and it was stamped with Black Stazon and colored with Tempting Turquoise Marker and Silver Zig Painty. This card makes me think of Tim Allen and his manly growl! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas (CAS145, LNS148)

The Clean and Simple challenge is a Christmas/Winter theme. The Late Night Stampers (Yahoo Group) challenge is Non-Traditional colors on a Christmas card. I used the Designer Frames Impressions Folder on Whisper White to create the frame. I matted the white panel on Basic Black and the base card is Pool Party. I used "Pennant Parade" for the tree using Pool Party ink and punched it out with the Pennant Punch. It's popped up with a Dimensional over the little pot that was stamped with Black Stazon. The sentiment, also from "Pennant Parade", was stamped with Pool Party ink and punched out with the Tiny Tags Punch. I used a Basic Jewels Rhinestone on the end of the tag for a tree topper. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CASEing Queen Carol (QFTD87)

Well, I did last week's Queen for the Day Challenge, so now I'm doing this week's. Our queen for this week is BobbiesGirl. Carol has a lot of very artsy cards in her beautiful gallery, and I chose to CASE this one. If you clicked on the link, you'll know what I mean about artsy. Mine is kind of plain after you look at her beautiful card. Her pressed flowers are just gorgeous. I used Naturals Ivory for the base card and the Top Note. I sponged the Top Note with Chocolate Chip. I used the Beautiful Wings Sizzlit and cut the butterfly out of Tangerine Tango and then sponge it with Chocolate Chip as well. The flowers are from Simply Soft, the ribbon is 1/8" Vanilla and the pearl on the butterfly is from the Basic Pearls collection. The Top Note is popped up on Dimensionals. Everything used to make this card came from Stampin' Up! Thanks again for stopping by!!!

CASEing Queen Karen (QFTD86)

Last week's Queen for the Day was Karen B. Barber. Now, Karen is my stampin' hero, so I couldn't let the chance pass me by to CASE one of her beautiful cards. I know I'm over a week late, and she's already passed on her crown, but I've been trying to get to this all week, but babysitting a toddler can cramp your style sometimes. Anyway, HERE is Karen's card that I CASEd. I just changed the colors, embossing folder and the sentiment (same set though). Also, I don't have a circle die, so I used my Coluzzle. I do have the Scallop Circle Die though. This card is 5-1/8" square. The base and embossed circle are Blushing Bride. The square embossed panel is Very Vanilla. I used the Petals-a-Plenty folder to emboss both panels. The scallop circle is Pear Pizzazz. I used Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink pads and Markers. My ribbon is Pretty in Pink Wide Striped ribbon. I did a lot of fussy cutting and used a lot of Basic Pearls on this one. Everything used here is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by! Maybe I'll get to THIS week's QFTD Challenge today as well. After all, my grand daughter isn't here! LOL!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanks (SUO32)

This is for the SUO Challenge (Stampin' Up! Only). The challenge is called "Thankful", and we were to make a card to express our thankfulness for anything or anyone. I have a friend who has been very supportive during some trying times, so I will send this card to her. I went out of my comfort zone with this color combo which I found on the Baja Breeze card in my Color Coach. Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard; interesting. I used Cherry Cobbler for the base card and for the ink for the sentiment from "Perfect Punches". The DSP is from the retired Greenhouse Gala. I used "Fabulous Florets" for the flowers and leaves because they look very similar to the flowers on the DSP. I stamped with More Mustard and cut them out. The sentiment panel was punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch and the die cut piece behind it was done with the Lots Of Tags Label 2 Sizzlit. I used several Dimensionals to pop up everything and made a "Mary Brown" bow with Baja Breeze Ribbon Seam Binding using a Round Ice Brad. I think I should have stamped the sentiment with Baja Breeze and used Cherry Cobbler for the die cut piece. Maybe next time. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Peace (TSC1118)

The Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Brat Cards. Terri asked us to make a card with white, green and silver and/or diamond gems. I used Garden Green for the base card and Whisper White for the Top Note piece. I used "Lovely as a Tree" and "Four the Holidays" stamps and embossed with Silver EP. I added the silver metallic bow because it looked too plain. Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 2011 Stamp Camp

I surfed the net to get ideas for my next stamp camp which is going to be on Friday. I have to get busy! This is a CASE of Erica Cerwin's lovely "Oldie but a Goodie" (Color combo) card. I just loved this design! I used Naturals White for the base card with a layer of Brights DSP (Pacific Point). Then I used Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Pacific Point for the squares and circles. The snowflakes were stamped with Pacific Point ink and are from "Every Little Bit". I wrapped Silver Cord around twice and tied it in a bow. Thanks, Erica, for the inspiration!! Oh, I will add the rest of the Stamp Camp projects as I get to them.
ETA: Project #2
This card is made with traditional Christmas colors of Glorious Green (retired), Real Red and Whisper White. The center package is from last year's Christmas Specialty Paper. I punched out the packages with a 1-1/4" Square Punch and then trimmed off about 1/8" off the bottom. I also embossed the red and the green packages with the new Stripes EF. The Snowburst EF was used for the background layer. The bows were made with the Triple Layer Blossoms Punch out of Brushed Gold card stock. The tree is from "Season of Joy". Everything except the Nesties is from Stampin' Up!
ETA: Project #3
I used Baja Breeze for the base card and scallop oval. The background layer is Crumb Cake stamped with Chocolate Chip using the Woodgrain background stamp. The main image and sentiment panels are Naturals Ivory. The image from "Tidings of Joy" was stamped with Black Stazon and water colored with the Crayons and Aqua Painter. The ribbon is Baja Breeze 1/8" Ribbon. Again, everything except the Nesties is from Stampin' Up!
ETA: Project #4
This is not a card, but it's very simple. I used recycled packing paper from my SU! orders, straightened it out (ironed some of it), and then I cut it to 7" X 9" pieces to wrap a package of popcorn. I saw something like this from someone in my Yahoo Group. Hers was more detailed. I cut some DSP to 2" X 9" strips and then some Whisper White to 3-1/2" X 9" strips. I punched the white with the Eyelet Border Punch, added the DSP strip to the punched white strip and wrapped them around the bag. I used the "Got Merry?" gingerbread man from "Got Treats" and colored him with markers before stamping on white. I punched that out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and die cut the scalloped circle out of Real Red. Everything used here except the Scallop Circle Nestie came from Stampin' Up!

ETA: Project #5
Project #5 is the card I did for the last Sketch Challenge. I posted it here. I know everyone will like doing that one.

That's it for the next stamp camp. Now, all I have to do is cut everything out which I will do tomorrow because I won't be babysitting my grand daughter. You can't get anything like that done when you have a toddler around! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thanksgiving (TSC1111)

What is Thanksgiving without pumpkins? We'd have no Pumpkin Pie, no Pumpkin Bread, no Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars, no Pumpkin Pecan Cake, and the list goes on! This card is for the Twisted Sistahs Challenge which was presented by Pat Smethers. Pat asked us to make a Thanksgiving themed card with eleven punched "thangs" on it, in honor of it being 11/11/11. I punched nine Small Ovals and two leaves. The Fanciful Flourish is a metal die. The sentiment panel was also cut with a Nestie and then cut again to make it the right size. The dp is from a DCWV Fall Stack, and the base card is Soft Suede. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I was just notified this morning by email that one of our SCS friends is having some health issues with her hands. This lady was one of the first people I ever communicated with on SCS, and she was very kind to me as I was a newbie back then. We were asked to just get a card out of our stash to send it to her for encouragement and Get Well Wishes. I just didn't think I had an appropriate card in my stash, so I made this one. It was quick to make. The Lavender Lace oval was already cut because I had cut out a hole in a tissue box cover and kept the cut out piece. I just had to cut out the scallop oval. I embossed the "Praying Hands" (unknown origin, possibly Dollar Tree) image with Gold Embossing Powder. The background paper was in my stash. I think it came from WalMart several years ago in a big tablet I got from my kids for Christmas. The base card is Naturals White. The flowers are from Shabby Chic and came from Dollar Tree. The leaves and fern were punched with Martha Stewart punches. The whole main image panel was popped up with Dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Merry Polar Bear (SC358)

I like this week's Sketch Challenge so much that I might use it for my stamp camp next week. I tried to follow Jojot's sample fairly closely. My oval is larger and my sentiment smaller, but I did the paper piercing and used the same border punch. I had something else in mind for my ribbon treatment, but it didn't work out, so I just crossed the ribbon ends and taped them down. The base card is Marina Mist with an embossed layer of Whisper White. The DSP is Frostwood Lodge from the Holiday Mini. The bear is from "Polar Party" and the sentiment is from "Short & Sweet". I used the new Dazzling Details on his hat and for snow on the ground. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except the Nesties and the border punch. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Diva Kitty (MMTPT171)

We were to bring cats and/or bling to this tea party. This stamp was given to me a long time ago, and I don't know the name of it. It was in a CD case with a couple of other kitties and the sentiment shown. This is a 5-3/8" square card. The base card is Cherry Cobbler with a layer of Brushed Gold and then the Whisper White main image panel. There are Basic Jewel rhinestones in the corners and on her collar. There's a red stone hanging from the collar and there's even bling in her eyes! Now, I have to go see where I'm supposed to send this card. Thanks again for stopping by!

Tissue Box Cover 1 of 4 more

I just have four more birthdays of secret sisters this year. They're all next month. This is the first of my final four tissue box covers. I've been making them for all of the secret sisters in our program at church. I'm the Secret Angel, so I am the only one who knows who they all are. I look up on their information sheet to find out what colors they have in one of their bathrooms. This lady said she has purple/lavender in one bathroom. I used the retired Lavender Lace card stock plus Whisper White. The flower on the top was made per instructions I found on Valita's blog, "Valita's Designs and Fresh Folds". The flowers on the sides were from "Fabulous Florets". Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Moments (CAS143)

The Clean and Simple Challenge for this week is a sketch by stagccva. VERY simple. I used a Wild Wasabi base card and Naturals Ivory for the main image panel. I stamped the flowers from "Elements of Style" in Wild Wasabi ink and rubbed the whole panel over the ink pad to kind of distress the edges like she did. I used gold embossing powder to emboss the sentiment. That's it! Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jolly Santa (TSC1104)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week is actually not due till tomorrow, but I might be too busy then, so I made my card now. The challenge was presented by irishgreensue. Greenie asked us to make a boy card and use at least two punches. I re-created one of the cards from my last stamp camp. This time I used Marina Mist for the base card, Frostwood Lodge DSP (love those plaids for Christmas!), Cherry Cobbler for the red and Whisper White. I used Petals-a-Plenty, Elegant Lines and Snowburst EF's. The punches used here were Wide Oval, Large Oval, Ornament, Bird Builder and 1/4" Circle. Everything except the little pom-pom on Santa's hat is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mosaic (MMTPT170, SC357)

I had to combine challenges, but at least I made a card. The Teapot Tuesday Challenge was to make a mosaic and/or use flowers and pearls. I did both. I used this week's sketch for the layout. The "tiles" are 3/4" squares stamped with "Tiny Tags" flowers. The center rectangle was embossed with Tiny Mosaics CB EF. I added Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon for the horizontal strip. The flower and leaves are from Mike's and the die cut piece is a CB die that is lightly sponged with pearls added. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 31, 2011

November 2011 Club Projects

The two projects that we will be making this Thursday are fall cards. First, we will make an easel card using the "Warmest of Wishes" wreath and a retired sentiment. The wreath was colored with Markers, sponged and popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment panel is also popped up to hold up the easel. The Well Worn DSP was used for a background for the wreath. This is a very simple card because the next project will take more time.
Our other project uses Well Worn DSP again. We will color with Water Color Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painters. I CASEd this idea from Karen B. Barber who is my stampin' hero. Her card is here. I did the sentiment panel slightly different, used a different button, no distressing and no faux stitching. I also used raffia instead of ribbon and Soft Suede instead of Early Espresso. I think everyone will enjoy making these two projects. Thanks for stopping by!!

Fall Wreath (CAS142)

The Clean and Simple Challenge for this week is a color challenge. The colors are Ivory, Chocolate and Red. I used Naturals Ivory card stock for the door and the wreath. I used Real Red and Chocolate Chip Markers to color the wreath stamp from the hostess set in the Holiday Mini, "Warmest of Wishes." I used the large Scallop Circle Punch and the 1-1/4" Circle Punch to create the wreath and a gold brad for the door knob. The wreath was lightly sponged and then popped up on Dimensionals. Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Grateful (TSC1028)

This week, Shirley (wannabcre8ive) presented the challenge on Tater's behalf because Tate has been ill. She challenged us to make a one-layer card and not to use any pink. The card is 4.25" square Naturals Ivory card stock. I used the Simply Scored board and stylus to create the embossed frame, stamped the image from "Always Thankful" and colored it using Water Color Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Kong (MMTPT169)

I haven't been able to participate in may challenges lately, but I sure wanted to join the tea party this week. It's all about King Kong. We were to bring things that King Kong might like. Well, meet Baby Kong. We are raising him on tea and cookies. Here he is hugging his Teddy Bear. You know how you get those emails every once in a while with adorable photos of baby animals? Well, I got one yesterday, and I thought this one was perfect for the challenge, so I saved it and printed it on card stock. The tea cups are from "Morning Cup" and really are shiny with Crystal Effects. The sentiment is from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Leaf (CAS141)

A sketch by PH in VA was what we were to follow for today's Clean and Simple Challenge. I haven't been able to participate in many challenges lately, but I liked this sketch and just knew it wouldn't take much time at all to create a card following this sketch. I used Tangerine Tango for the base card and an unknown DSP for the vertical strips (It has two sides, so I suspect it's an old SU! paper.). The leaf from "Lovely as a Tree" was stamped on So Saffron with Black Stazon and sponged with Chocolate Chip after cutting it out. The sentiment is from "Grateful Greetings". Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Frankie (C4C110, CCEE1142)

First of all, my camera seems to have washed out the green face and hand, so you'll have to use your imagination on that. This is for two challenges. The Crazy 4 Challenges challenge is to make a clean and simple card for fall, and the CCEE Stampers Challenge is to make a fall card, too. I chose to go with a Halloween theme. This took no time at all to make, too. I just scored a frame with my Simply Scored board, added the paper rick-rack, die cut Frank and stamped the sentiment from "Smarty Pants". I think it's a cute Halloween card to send to my grand kids. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Candy-cane Christmas (TSC1021)

Consider this one to be Friday's post since I'm not sure I'll get to post again for a while. I always do the Twisted Sistahs Challenge though, especially since this week, I presented it!!! I asked everyone to follow the sketch I found on It's the horizontal sketch at the bottom right with the birdie on it. I told them they didn't have to use a birdie though. I used a die cut candy cane with holly. It's a Sizzlit I haven't used yet. I embossed the top Real Red portion with the "Petals-a-Plenty" folder from last year. The bottom is DSP from last year which I thought went well with my die cut piece. The sentiment is from "All Holidays" and is stamped with Real Red ink. I used the Real Red Marker on the candy cane. I ran that Sizzlit through the Big Shot three times to get the white, red and green pieces. The final touch is the Real Red Satin Ribbon tied into a bow. Thanks again for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Girl (TSC1014, SUO29)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by Sillyfilly. Sylvia asked us to make a fall card with something metallic on it. I used retired Pumpkin Pie brads on mine. The image is from "Greeting Card Kids" and the leaves are from "Lovely as a Tree". I used Water Color Crayons and an Aqua Painter to water color the main image. The base is Pumpkin Pie, the main image was stamped on Naturals Ivory with Black Stazon, and the leaves were stamped on More Mustard with Early Espresso ink. The mat behind the main image is also Early Espresso. The DSP is retired and so is the Felt Ribbon. I used the Pinked Hearts Border Punch on one side of the main image panel. This is also for the SU Only Challenge #29. Everything used to make this card is from Stampin' Up! Thanks for stopping by!

I know I haven't been posting a lot lately, but I'm care giver for my 96 year old mother with Alzheimer's. She was in the hospital last week and is not doing so well. She requires much more attention than she used to, so I've been very busy tending to her needs. I'm sure I'll be back on a more regular basis eventually. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Our Thanksgiving (TSC1007)

Our Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week was presented by 101Airborne. Kathy asked us to make a Thanksgiving card with some kind of swirls on it. I had these glittered flourishes in my stash, so I used those. The sentiment is from "Grateful Greetings". The card stocks are Naturals Ivory and Island Indigo. I used a retired DSP; I think it's called Autumn Splendor. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2011 October Club Project #2

Well, I finally got around to completing our second project for tonight's club. My ladies will have options as far as the sentiment goes. They might prefer "Happy Thanksgiving" or "Happy Fall", but I chose to use "Happy Halloween" from "Teeny Tiny Wishes". After all, our other project is the treat bags. There's retired DSP on Chocolate Chip on Naturals Ivory. The pumpkins were made using Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive card stocks. I used the Small and Large Oval Punches as well as the Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit. The leaves were punched with a MS leaf punch. This could have been for this week's Twisted Sistahs Challenge because of the swirls, but that challenge calls for a Thanksgiving card. I'll just make another one with a different sentiment. Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the leaf punch. Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

About those treat bags

I've gotten another question about the treat bags I made. Carolyn wanted to know how much candy fits in them. I put two mini candy bars in each or a sucker and another candy, but I think there's room for more in there. I can only afford two candies per trick-or-treater though!! LOL! I hope this answers your question, Carolyn!! Have fun making some of your own!!!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Joy to the World (TSC0930)

Our fearless leader, wannabcre8ive, issued the Twisted Sistahs Challenge for this week. Shirley asked us to make a card with any theme using blue, white and gold. I haven't had time to get online as much lately, but the TSC is so dear to my heart that I try not to miss it. The base card is Night of Navy with a Whisper White layer. The words to "Joy to the World" are in the shape of the star in the "The Sounding Joy" stamp set. The star was stamped with Night of Navy and "Joy" was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Gold EP. I just added gold half pearls in the corners of the clean and simple card. Everything came from Stampin' Up! except the pearls. When I have time, I'll post the other project for next week's club. Oh, and this is very similar to a card we made for the last stamp camp, too. Thanks for stopping by.