Friday, November 28, 2008

Stamp Something for Black Friday

Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and has plenty of leftovers for sandwiches today!! Well today we're celebrating Black Friday over at Stamp Something. Which is nice because I'm always out of the country today and never get to hit the malls for all the deals (and crowds), so it's nice to celebrate this year by stamping:)
For my black image I chose this super fun penguin from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I love penguins and think the little snowball bucket is just the cutest so this is the perfect little set for me:) I used bashful blue textured cardstock along with black and whisper white. The penguin is actually holding a pom pom covered in chunky glitter. The background is from itty bitty backgrounds. Finally I added 3 black brads to finish it off. Head on over to see what the rest of the DT came up with for this challenge and play along for your chance to win some yummy calorie free candy from Jessica Lynn Originals!!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

First Whimsy Card!!!

Here it is, my first Whimsy Stamps card!! I fell in love with this little guy when Denise showed me the sketch and have been waiting to ink him up for months it seems(and I had to keep him a secret the wholt time too!)!! So I figured since I am only making Christmas cards until I'm done my list, might as well give him a Santa hat:) I used my CB snowflakes on the red riding hood strip, which also qualifies this card for Cute Card Thursday's snow challenge! I prescheduled this post since I'm away from the computer, so I hope that's OK with the challenge!
I also CB the kiwi kiss layer with swiss dots. The DSP is from frosty days and the sentiment is from many merry messages. Denise should be launching the officaial Whimsy stamps site soon, until then, check out her blog for details on her pre-order!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

That's what we are celebrating today over at Stamp Something! We had to stamp something either for Thanksgiving or just as a way to say thanks for those that do not celebrate Thanksgiving this week. The card I made starts with a chocolate chip base and then a layer of really rust. I then ran a piece of vanilla through my swiss dots folder. I used the rub on's from SU's hostess set and then added a choc. chip satin bow. No stamping at all!!!
Thanksgiving is definately my favorite holiday. Although I rarely make cards or decorate since I'm with my family and not home. So this was a fun one for me to do!
Be sure to check out the rest of the creations from the Stamp Something DT, including our guest designer, Leanne!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Announcement WoooooHooooo and a challenge card:)

Get ready for a lengthy post!!!
I am super excited to announce that I am on the DT for a new stamp company called Whimsy Stamps!! Not only are the stamps adorable, gorgeous and amazing, but the company is owned and operated by my long time friend Denise Lynn. I couldn't be happier for her to be able to make her dream come true!! Here's a little bit about Whimsy Stamps....
Whimsy Stamps is our family owned and operated business located in New Hampshire. With the help of wonderfully talented artists we are please to bring you our exclusive whimsical and fun rubber stamp designs. Our stamps are crafted from deeply etched rubber and mounted on cling cushion. They will come untrimmed, but once trimmed they will be ready to mount on acrylic blocks and ink up!
Want a sneak peek of the first line from the Whimsy animals collection??? Well here they are!

Aren't they the cutest!!! Joining me on the DT are......................

Catherine, Hanne, and Jeanette.
Head on over to Denise's blog to find out how you can WIN one of these super cute stamps or pre-order your own today!!!

Finally, I made a card:) I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers. Email me if you have questions on the details:)
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Loads of Christmas

Here is another card my daughter and I worked on this weekend It uses Loads of Love. We started with a close to cocoa base. I then CBd then bashful blue layer iwith the snowflakes folder. Then another close to cocoa layer, to which my daughter added some dazzling diamonds. Then a piece of frosty days DSP through a nestie. We then ran a whisper white layer ran through the swiss dots folder. We cut the truck from frosty days as well and added a Kiwi kiss tree. I "tied mine down" with hemp, my daughter didn't, she likes to be dangerous!!! Finally I added some choc. grosgrain. She opted not to as she was on to the next card at that point:)

I believe I'll have a giant announcement tomorrow, so be sure to check back!! it's super exciting!!!
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Cold Play Christmas

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!! Can you believe it's the middle of November already?? WOW! I was lucky enough to have some time this weekend to stamp some Christmas cards with some friends and my daughter while my husband took care of the little one. I'm so close to finishing my cards!! Of course next is writing and mailing etc...
This one uses mostly retired SU products including the set cold play which I think is so cute, dashing DSP and cute converse. I used the same layout I used for a card last week, it was inspired from a layout on the Whiff of Joy challenge blog. The snowman is covered in chunky glitter and looks so sparkly! The real red cardstock is embossed with the CB snowflakes folder. It also qualifies for Cute Card Thursday's red and green challenge! I'll post some of my daughter's cards tomorrow!

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Sketch Something Friday!!

Happy Friday All!! That means another Stamp Something Challenge! And this week we are welcoming Queen Kat Designs as our host and sponsor. Here is the fabulous sketch we worked with this week, fun huh?? QKD is celebrating their 2nd anniversary so pop on over to see how they are celebrating!!

Here is my sample.
I used the retired SU set Santa post. When this set came out I HAD to have it. Then once I had it, I had no idea what to do with it!! So there it sat, but I couldn't get rid of it. It's just too cute! So finally I had a sketch that worked perfectly and here we are! I started mounting my piece of DSP for holiday thyme on some bravo burgundy CS and it looked so strange. I then realized it was cranberry crisp, one of the first in colors. Luckily I had 1 sheet left and I ran it through my CB. I also used cranberry crisp stitched ribbon, artichoke grosgrain and hemp. The sentiment is from cute converse, stamped on half of the punch out from the word window punch. The base is kraft. Be sure to check out the rest of the samples from the QKD DT and the Stamp Something DT over at Stamp Something.
Finally, check out our Stamp Something group over on Papercraft Planet and join us over there for fun all week. OK I think that's it!!
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Super quick post!

Just did this card for unity hip hop(something clear) over on SCS and for the papertake weekly sketch challenge. But I should be making dinner, or at least a Christmas card, oh well!! Sorry for the dark picture, it gets dark so early now, it really throws off my stamping!!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Card Crunch!

So I am in full Christmas card mode!! I have one standard card that I am going to do for most people. But I always like to have a couple different cards for my stamper friends and people I know really enjoy "snazzy" cards. Here is one I made today. I combined 2 challenges for this card. The sketch is from Friday sketchers and the theme of "Boy Christmas" is from the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. For the WOJ challenge we were not allowed to use blue. So I chose bravo burgundy and always artichoke. The DSP is retired SU. The sentiment is from the SU hostess set, best yet. I colored Charlie using my water color wonder crayons and an aquapainter. There still time to enter Stamp Something's challenge this week, so head on over if you haven't yet.

Also Elaine and Heather both have some super generous blog candy on their blogs(and some amazing cards too!!)!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Whiff of winter

Well it's a bit chilly here today so I decided to do a wintery card for this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge.
I used SU's frosty days DSP along with close to cocoa, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango and shimmery white cardstock. I ran a piece of kiwi through my CB using the snowflakes folder. The sentiment is from fancy flexible phrases and the snowflake is from the SU set, snow burst. I finally added some silver brads and kiwi strioed ribbon.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Single Layer Cards

Happy Friday!!

The challenge of the day over on Stamp Something is to make a single layer card!! Seems easy enough!! I always want to throw an extra layer on though so it was definitely a challenge!! I used whisper white card stock and ran the center of the card through my CB using the snowflakes folder. I then sponged some baja ink lightly over the snowflakes. I then rubbed the snowflakes with versamark and used iridescent ice EP. I sponged baja all along the edges as well. I added some ribbon and a hat pin and the noel sentiment from many merry messages. And done!

There was also a single layer challenge last night at unity's hip hop on SCS. SO I inked up the lipstick in very vanilla craft ink, covered with clear EP and embossed. I scored a line using my scor-pal 1 in from the top and bottom. I used pomegranate ribbon in the top inch and CB swirls in the bottom. Finally I added assorted rhinestone brads to the flower centers.
Pop on over to stamp something to see what the rest of the DT did and to enter to win a t-shirt and 3 stamp sets in our 6month anniversary blowout candy!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Shower

Like I said before, I tried to make a baby shower card yesterday and just made a bunch of scraps! Her "theme" is puppies, which I don't really have(gasp! I know), so I tried to work with what I had and just couldn't get a cute baby look. So this is what I came up with for today. She's having a boy, so I went with baja blue, not quite navy and sahara sand(the base). Her dress is from urban garden as is the other piece of DSP. The baja layer is CB'd with swiss dots.

Blog Candy Anyone?? Check out Melissa from Simply Pink and Vicki from Stamped Smiles:)
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Blog Candy Winner!!

It was fun reading everyone's favorite memories of the last year, some were quite funny and some were super sweet. I'm looking forward to visiting all you blogs over the next year, that's for sure!! And now, I'm ready to call a winner for my blog candy............(If I only had graphics, I'd be just like CNN!!) Anyway.......

Here are your random numbers:20
Timestamp: 2008-11-05 13:03:27 UTC

That's...forgetfulone who said...
Really cute card! Congrats on your blogversary. My favorite memory this year was getting my first stamps. I've done scrapbooking for years, but I'd never done stamping or a card till this year, actually a few months ago. It's fun!

Email me you address and I'll get those goodies right out to you!
I worked on a baby shower card for my cousin yesterday which I'd love to show you. But, I apparently had misplaced my mojo, so hopefully today I'll find it!!! So check back for that. And pop on over to Stamp Something for your chance at being a guest designer on our team!

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Challenge Card

Well I hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend! I know we did!! Now that Halloween is over, it's officially time for me to start my holiday cards so I'm not scrambling at the last moment. I haven't succeeded in that yet, maybe this year!! Anyway here's a card I made for 2 challenges and to put a dent in my Christmas card list!! It fits the Whiff of Joy challenge of burgundy and green and the sketch is from Friday Sketchers.
It's cute little Charlie with snowballs from Whiff of Joy that I colored in with my watercolor crayons and a blender pen. I ran a layer of Bravo burgundy through my snowflake CB folder, then rubbed on some white craft ink. The DSP is retired SU. The sentiment is from cute converse. That's one of those sets that I've had for so long and it never saw ink. Now all of a sudden, I can't stop using it! I also added some stickles to the snowballs for some sparkle.
If you havent't yet, pop on over to Stamp Something for a chance to be on the Design Team!!!
Looking for more blog candy??? Check out funky fairy

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