Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Monday!

WOW the last Monday of the year!! I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. We went into Christmas with zero expectations since our entire extended family was all without power for so long prior. And it was actually really nice! Everything "Christmassy" we were able to accomplish seemed like a bonus and everything else was very toned down, so very little stress:) Santa left me quite a few gift certificates(hand stamped by my hubby I might add) so I can not wait to spend those!!!
I did find some post season sales at my local craft store and picked up this fabby K&C Company paper along with the jumbo fabric-covered brad. I thought they were buttons at first, but even better, they're brads!!
The layout for this card is from Katharina's sketch challenge. And that super cute seal is one of the new stamps from Whimsy Stamps. I colored him in with my colored pencils and gave him a fun little "ball." I used my 1" circle punch for the base of the ball. Then I tied a smidge of gray taffeta ribbon and added some baja breeze striped ribbon as well. Hopefully I'll have more time this week to catch up on visiting some blogs as things settle down.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Challenge and a RAK

Good evening everyone! I have two cards to post tonight. The first is a challenge card for the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog and Papertake Weekly challenge. The WOJ challenge was to create a Christmas card without red or green and the papertake challenge was a sketch. I used my new Herb with figgy pudding stamp from WOJ. I think I took quite a few creative liberties with the coloring on both Herb and figgy pudding, but oh well:) The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps. The paper is all SU and is pink pirouette and choc. chip. Herb is colored in with watercolor crayons and an aquapainter.

The second card is a RAK for a family of a brand new baby that needs lots of love and prayers sent her way. Andrea is organizing a card drive to send cards and wishes to baby Francesca and her family. Please visit her blog for details on how you can help. I used Sahara sand and pink pirouette along with my favorite SU stamp set, buggies and booties. Big hugs to Andrea for putting this together and to baby Francesca.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stamp Something Sketch!!!!

Well hello everyone!!! I've had power for just about a day now(WOOOHOOO) and have finally caught up on laundry, dishes, shoveling and vacuuming etc!
So I found a little time to do my Stamp Something Sample for the week. This week's challenge was sponsored by DRS Stamps. They were super generous and gave the entire DT 2 stamps to play with!!! I had 2 cute little mushrooms and this fun sentiment. Check out stamp something to see what the other gals came up with.
We all used this fabby sketch designed by our own Emily!! I used the DSP and colors from the SU scrappin kit just 4 you. I ran the celery piece through my CB with the tiny bubbles folder. The bashful blue mushroom is stamped in choc. chip on textured bashful blue CS and popped up on dimensionals. Finally I added some chocolate twill ribbon and aged copper brads.
Next on the list is to find sometime to visit everyone out there in blogland and say hello and happy holidays!! Missing ten days 2 weeks before Christmas really puts a kink in well, everything!!
Also, I was supposed to offer up some blog candy from Whimsy stamps last week, but couldn't. SO my blog candy contest will be from Jan 1-8. Check out Hanne and Jeanette's sites for your chance to win some Whimsy rubber until then!
OK I think that's all for now!!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stamp Something Finally!!

Well I am still without power a week after the ice storm!!! ugghhh Luckily today I am able to connect with the outside world since I was able to visit Denise before the foot of snow arrives tomorrow!!! It is so nice to be able to talk to someone I am not related too!! Ahhhh the joys of winter. Anyway here is my card from last Friday's Stamp Something Challenge. Hopefully I will return to a house with electricity and can stamp for tomorrow's challenge as well. As stamping in a room without heat or light doesn't really make you creative!!
Anyway, here's my moose from whimsy stamps. Iused certainly celery and cranberry crisp. The DSP is holiday thyme. For the gold I added gold cording to the moose's antlers and the package. I also sponged and stamped itty bitty backgrounds behind the moose. The sentiment is from loads of love
Definitely check out the Stamp Something site for your chance to win a Whimsy stamp today and a new goody tomorrow!! Everyone keep fingers crossed for me please!!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

no power 70 hours and counting

I am still without power. I'll post my stamp something sample and visit everyone as soon as it comes back!!!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What a hoot!!

Hope everyone is doing well today, maybe you even crossed a few things off your Holiday to do list. It's rainy here , so it's the perfect day to get some stuff done!!
Here's one thing I crossed of my list, a card using my new Whimsy owl!! I just love him!!!
You maybe wondering how to get your hands on your own Whimsy stamps, well let me tell you! You can win a free stamp over on Paper craft planet by entering the Whimsy stamp group sketch challenge. You could also check out Catherine's blog, to win a free stamp in her blog candy drawing. Or pick from 6 animals and 2 sentiment stamps over at Whimsy Stamps.
For this card I chose close to cocoa and baja blue as my main colors. I added some jumbo eyelets, regular eyelets and a piece of choc. chip ribbon. Enjoy the rest of your day:)

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stinkin Cute!

That's definitely what this stamp and sentiment are, stinkin cute!! They are both from Whimsy Stamps new release. I used pink pirouette CS and prints DSP along with basic gray CS and ink. The finished card size is 5x5.
Want to win your own Whimsy skunk?? Check back on Monday for my blog candy contest!! Until then, visit whimsy stamps and check out this little guy's super cute friends!!!!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Challenge Charlie

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here's a quick card I did for 2 challenges today. The first was a challenge over on paper craft planet to make a card with a boy on it. The second was a recipe challenge from papertake weekly to use 1 piece of ribbon(check), 2 rectangles(check) and 3 small, round embellies(check)!
I'm cutting out my new Whimsy rubber!! Check back tomorrow for something fun with that!!
Paper:close to cocoa, bashful blue, frosty days
Ink:kiwi kiss, bashful blue, close to cocoa
Stamps: Charlie with snowballs(WOJ), cute converse(SU), mittens(firecracker)
Accessories:Chunky glitter, Dazz. diamonds, choc. grosgrain, circle punches

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Snowy Friday

Hi All, not snowing here yet(thankfully), but it iS snowing over at Stamp Something! The challenge this week is to stamp something snow related. Well what says snow more than a snow man? This adorable little guy, well maybe girl actually, is from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Boy or girl I think it's super cute!! I colored in the image with pink pirouette and baja breeze, then added dazzling diamonds to the body and chunky glitter to the hat. You can never have enough sparkle!

Check out Stamp Something for your chance to win your own firecracker rubber. The DT, along with guest designer Vicki Parsons, have some great creations this week!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Whiff of Christmas

Hello all! Hope you are having a great week so far. I've been busy getting ready for the holidays and and do doing laundry!! Here's a card a made for the Whiff of Joy Challenge, it was based on the sketch they provided. I used Melinda blowing kisses as my image. I changed the sketch a bit, as I do not have circle nesties(yet, if Santa is listening...). I used the urban garden DSP along with kraft, kiwi kiss and red riding hood card stock. I also used some red riding hood satin ribbon. I added stickles to Melinda's wings for a little shimmer. Oh, I also ran the RRH layer through my birds and swirls CB folder.
Check out Katharina's blog for her advent giveaway, there's a prize a day, how fun!!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm Back!!

Well, after a week and a half away from my stamps and the blogging scene, I was extra excited for nap time today!! I am looking forward to visiting all of you and seeing what I missed. For my first card back, I chose to use 2 of my new whimsy stamps. If you haven't checked them out yet, head on over, they are releasing 3 fabulous new stamps on 12/5(just in time for Christmas!!) I stamped then duck on the whisper white layer. I then stamped the frog on a separate piece of WW and cut him out. I masked additional cat o nine tails next to him as well. The DSP is from the SU hostess bundle and the other colors are kiwi kiss and pink pirouette. I also broke into my silver hodgepodge. The sentiment is from Best Yet, what a useful little set that is! Well next on my stamping catch up list is the Whimsy Stamp Sketch Challenge over on papercraft planet. Try it out for your chance at a free whimsy stamp!!

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