Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tammi's Swap Card.

Here's our last one. So sad! This was so much fun! You all should try this with your stamping friends sometime. Tammi had sent us two kits. I posted the other one about a week ago. She decided to send us this cute image after she sent the first set out. How cute is that mouse?! I had to have the bats on his tail as if he was looking at them. This is an Amy R layout. I liked the circle idea because it showed off the papers she sent us. I did something for the first time ever too, I used staples on a card. I so don't break out of my box too often. I need to, because I always like something after I've tried it.

Anyways, be sure to stop by Tammi, Rachel, Kim and Debbie's blogs to see what they've created!

Supplies: Basic Grey paper, lavendar lace ink, copics, stickles, nesties.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Rachel's Swap Card

Grrr...just typed in my whole post, and my computer freaked out kicked me off line, and when I came back, looked like Blogger didn't save any of it. If there's a funky title below this one, it's cuz of that whole deal. Once more, this is my card for Rachel's swap. I'm excited to see what everyone else did with this one. I was a touch stumped with it, but I love how it turned out. Kinda a cool eerie card! I cut out the crows from my second image, shaded them with Elegant Eggplant, and sponged the end of my circle.

Be sure to check out Kim, Debbie, Tammi and Rachel's blogs to see what they've created.
Thanks for stopping by.
Other supplies: Elegant eggplant ink, cardstock, color box white, primas, scrappers floss, gems, nesties.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kim's Swap

This is Kim's Halloween swap. Kim and I both fell in love with a few sets that TAC released in Sept with their fall supplement. She called the witch, because she was so stinking cute! And I had colored this one right after Kim challenged me to make a green face! I accepted, and think it did turn out uber cute! Her little green body! I popped out parts of her hat, and broom. The layout is from Amy R's website. I used a sentiment from a different TAC Halloween stamp set. I love that Martha punch.

Be sure to pop by Tammi, Rachel, Debbie, and Kim's blogs to see what they did they with the same supplies.
Other supplies: copics, nesties, stickles, primas, scrappers floss, going grey ink.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Witchy Woman!

Gotta say, I love everything about how this card turned out. This is our host Debbie's kit. This image from Stamping Bella is way too cute! I had a blast coloring her! I even did my own sentiment off the computer, and love how it looks. I noticed after taking my photo that it's not even. I used my bow template from Susana's Store to tie the bow.

Other supplies: nesties, copics, stickles, cuttle bug folder.

Be sure to check out these blogs to see what they made using the same supplies.

Stay tuned until Sat to see all the kits revealed!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Total Treat!

Sorry I'm a little late posting this. I had to take photos of a fieldtrip for the school yearbook. Didn't realize it was today until I got to school this morning. You all are in a for a treat this week. My friend, Debbie, hosted another swap for Halloween. Five of us got together, provide everything for the card minus embellishments, and than make a card with the supplies given. So fun to see how each of us makes something totally different with the same supplies. Plus, it's fun to play with someone else's style. I think I go for the brighter papers with this group of crafters.
Today was my swap reveal. I have a confession to make, I totally forgot what cardstock I sent them for the base of their card. I had left my stuff off to the side of my desk, later I cleaned up and had put things away. Leaving me lost as to what I sent. So, I grabbed what was on the desk, but I'm not sure I got the right sheet. This is an image from Pink Cat Studio. Love her work. My papers are from K and Co, their Halloween glitter pack. It was double sided. I colored my chap with copics, and look, Kim, he's green! But I think a half dead, thrown together chap would be green, so didn't break my creative issue with making him green.

Be sure to check out these blogs to see what they've created with the same supplies.

Other supplies: primas, MS punch, Elegant Egg. SU ink, EK punch, stickles, DCWV cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by, make sure to come back until Sat to see all the kits!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Total Sweetness!

Man, shame on my friend, Debbie! She sent me this uber cute image. I'm in love! Normally, I tend to go for the long haired Tilda's. Oh, I'm in trouble now! This cutie was so much fun to color! Made me smile, and reminded me of Shirley Temple! Anyhow, this is my card for the Just Magnolia Sketch. Thank you so much for the image! Very cute!
I'm way behind on blogging this week. It's been a rough week. I'm never sure on how I should view things on life sometimes. Like should you be embarrassed about something, or should you just own up to who you are and say this is me....I'm really a this is the deal type of gal, and possibly too honest for my own good. The last couple years my cycles have been getting the better of my moods, and lately, it's more often. So much to the point where I'm fighting stuff every other month, and it's creating a lot of personal havoc for me. I went to the DR the other day, and started meds for PMDD. How nice of the DR to confirm that I can be a total bag sometimes! LOL! Anyhow, I'm hoping that in a month, I'll be feeling more like my happy easy going self, and less like a pitbull all wound up ready to attack. It takes awhile for the meds to start working, and the mood swings are due to my cycle, so I gotta wait for it to come again to see if it helps. Being a girl is hard sometimes! Sorry for the way personal detail, but it seems like just about every four weeks I'm going on here saying it was rough again...and this is why!

I have to share one other thing, this darling card from my MIL that she sent to my kids. I got my MIL into stamping this past year, turns out to be fair, because she got me scrapping. She lives far away, so I don't get to create with her too often, but she's been moving along on her own. I was so proud of how far she's coming on her own that I wanted to show it off for her. I love seeing someone else get into stamping, and knowing that she's enjoying herself with this hobby.
Supplies: copics, Magnolia stamp, SU sentiment, cardstock-cool carri, pink pirq, and ink, DCWV Sweet stack, primas, SU punches, nesties, stickles.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Pretty cool.

Playing around with Photo Shop. Not usually big on digital stuff. Like to get my hands on things. I grabbed PS Elements not too long ago. I've been watching Kim alter some photos, and had to give it a whirl. So, I've been tinkering around for fun the last few nights. Today, I opened it up again, cuz it's chilly and rainy here today. Plus, Paul's home from the Grand Opening, and worn out, so we've just been chilling at home with football on the tv. So, while I was tinkering around playing with buttons in the software, I altered this flower, had to share it. I think this flower turned out pretty cool. Here is my original photo. I think it looks cool too, but do love how the altered one turned out. Surprisingly, I took this photo last year at a field trip for Trey. They had a little garden area set up, and a few flowers were still blooming in Nov. I snapped a few close up shots while I was waiting on the kids who where in classroom.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bright Tilda and a redo.

I love how this card turned out! I think it's one of my favorite holiday ones I've made this year. I saw this layout for a challenge today on Unscripted Sketches, and had to play along. I love clean lines, and this has them! One of my blogger friends, Alanna, is on their DT. Make sure you say hi if you have time to play along with them!

Than for Just Magnolia it was to use bright and zingy. I love bright colors at Christmas time, so I made a holiday card. I'm married to a traditional color scheme man, so I don't get to go crazy with those fun colors that I see in stores during the holidays. But love using it in my scrapbook pages, and holiday cards. I paper pieced her hat and dress.
Than at JUGS, it was a challenge to use pure poppy, aqua mist and cream. Gotta say I love what they call their blog! Basic Grey's Eskimo kisses fit this color scheme. I switched out the aqua mist, and used cool Caribbean instead, because it matched a touch better. I kept it simple on the embellishments. I used my bow tier from Susana's Store. Love that thing!

Other supplies: pure poppy cardstock, cool Caribbean cardstock, stickles, SU punches, SU sentiment, nesties.

I decided the double sides of the blocks I made for Mrs. Day weren't decorated enough, so I added some more bling to it. I think it looks filled in better now on those two sides. I saw her at Target on Friday, and was telling her how excited I was to give it to her. Can't wait to see her expression on Monday! You can see my first take on it on the post below this one.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mary Grace

I've been busy scrapping this week. Taking advantage of Trey being home, and us having to stay put. I have gotten done a total of 5 double 12x12 layouts, so I'm pretty pleased with that. I ran out of tape today. I finished up my last page with glue, and called it quits. I had wanted to create a card, but with no tape, was out of luck! Not wanting to waste this time glued to the house, I worked on a project for Gabi's third grade teacher. She's expecting a little girl in Nov, and is naming her Mary Grace.

I had found these blocks at Michaels on clearance. I'm taking cheap! Barb would be jealous! I'm a Frugalista, too, like her! I think that's what the Target ad is saying lately. I was so excited about the price when I found the blocks, that I grabbed every set off the shelf! LOL! The buttons, primas, brads, scrappers floss, and stickles were from my stash. I grabbed the paper because I liked the colors better than the kid paper I had on hand. I grabbed the charms ages ago for another project, and didn't use them. The stamps are from a retired SU set. Isn't this just a darling baby gift?!

I made a set two years ago for Trey's male teacher in Kindergarten. He displays them in his room, which I think is very cool! Anyhow, so I spent the day making these and decorating them for her room! I made her teacher this gift last year, and she loved it, so I know she's gonna love this project, too! I can't wait to give it to her on Monday!

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Mojo Balloons, and a Rollercoaster

I'm home with Trey this morning. Crossing fingers it's Croup over Swine Flu. The DR took forever to get thru this morning, and I know the place is gonna be slam packed busy this afternoon. Silver lining in this is that I had to stay home and stamp! LOL!
This is my take on the Mojo Monday Sketch.
It's also Pink Elephant's Fall challenge.
CCEE make a tall card!
And Kitchen Sink's challenge.
Love how this turned out. I don't do tall cards too often. And love the paper pieced balloons. And look at those acorn brads? I got those at Michael's. Aren't they the cutest?!
Supplies: Penelope TAC paper and ribbon, copics, DCWV cardstock, Palette ink pad, nesties, Verve stamps.
I even managed to get a scrapbook page done. I started last night, but was able to finish it this morning. It's been too long since I did one of those. I'm behind on them, so I'll probably be posting more of those in the coming weeks. This was of Gabi and her friend going on a big rollercoaster at Busch Gardens. Freaked her out! One of those priceless moments in childhood! I was even able to capture the photo of her waiting. It's grainy, but I love that I was able to snap it. This layout is from the Cherish book. I always say this, but I heart that book!
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sparkling Fuzzy Sunday

Paul's working on a Grand Opening team for a Chick-fil-A that is getting ready to open in our area, so I had some time to stamp today! (Little tidbit, this is the 14th anniv of when he proposed to me!) I made two cards today! I have three done from yesterday, but they're for another day. One of the cards I'm posting today is a sneak for a blog hop swap that I'm participating in with a few other blogging friends. So, keep your eyes out for that last this month. It's very cool, because we all have the same supplies, so neat to see how different each card will turn out.

Today's card is a fun winter card. It has my:
Pile It On challenge-sketch from a creative 10 year old named Aly.
Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge-been too long since I was able to play. Her challenge was to include a bird.
Rachel's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge-pulled the colors, and the bottom of the photo.
Just Us Girls-which was paper piece, and pink. I paper pieced the hat, dress, scarf, and one arm.

Than this fun fall card is from a kit from Tammi. This one of those where we send everyone the same papers, and two images. We make a card with it, and post them at a set time. Tammi decided she wanted to send a different kit afterward she sent us this kit. I made it today, cuz it was so cute! I love how the card turned out. I popped out my pumpkin and gloves. I got the layout from a card sitting on my desk from my good friend, Kim. It looked so perfect, I just went ahead and cased it!
Supplies: copics, nesties, Close to cocoa ink, going grey ink, primas, stickles, Basic Grey paper, PTI cardstock, pearls, fun flock, Fiskars punch, EK punch.
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Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Challenges

I got a lot on this card! LOL!
Caardvarks-use ribbon. The brim of the hat is ribbon tucked underneath.
Dutch Dare-2 cardstocks, 2 pattern papers, 2 flowers, 2 brads, 2 gems/buttons. Check, check and check!
Macabre Monday-Treat Bag.
Supplies: Copics, Old Olive cardstock, Basic Grey paper, PTI purple cardstock and black, primas, Martha punch, gems, stickles, EK punch-bats, nesties.
I had ordered this stamp in hopes of using it for a swap, but it was back ordered, and took a month to get to me. But so glad to have it in my hands now! I had a hard time getting the colors to photograph right. She looks a little washed out. I also tried to color her face green, man, I just can't do stuff like that! So hard to color outside the box!

Good news on the washer front. I got a new one delivered today. It's a lovely Samsun in a light blue. And a tip, if you ever find yourself with a washer full of water, a wet/dry vac is so the way to go to get the water out! Thanks to my friend Melissa for that tip! Cuz I was clueless as to how to empty it!

Maxwell graduated from puppy training last night! Still got a lot of work to do to get him where I'd like him to be, but here's a shot I had to snap of him outside today! Looked so cute!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How funny is life?

No card today. But funny evening for me. So, my washer's been acting up for about 6 months at least. There's been some issues with the piece that gets pushed down from the lid, that more or less controls the timer changes. I've been able to work around it by pushing on the lid in a certain spot, and stuff like that. Sept it got a little more ornery, but I figured Congress is gonna get that Rebates for old appliances up, so I'll get a new one than. Never wait on Congress....right? Well, it got really bad this past week, where I was able to rig it with a screwdriver down the hold, and put the lid down to keep the screwdriver in place. This worked well on Sunday, got all my loads done. Today, it won't work. I've got a few loads to do, and no luck. I had to start standing over the washer, holding the screwdriver down to get the cycles to work. Than my last load of the day, I go to put the screwdriver in, and bam, the flipping piece breaks off. Now, the washer is stuck totally full of water, with 4 throw blankets, just sitting waiting to go to the next cycle.
Here we stop for a moment, because small story in between this one. Maxwell, the 6 month old puppy, and Precious, the 14 year old cranky cat, are coming together in my bedroom. My butt is by the washer in front of my room. I keep telling him to leave it, and she's hissing like a wild cat at him. He's doppy, innocent doggie, not wanting to hurt her. Keeps going up to her. She's aggressive towards him. She freaking made him pee! Scared the pee out of the boy! Sigh! She's got no claws, and is missing teeth. Really, what can she do to you?!
Get that cleaned up, go back to the washer situation. Meanwhile dinner is started. I stick my finger up the little hole, under the metal frame. Dang it, I got shocked! Really?! How funny is that?!
Moral of my story, don't let the cat and the dog make friends cuz you've got your finger up a hole that'll shock you! And please, be careful not to burn the dinner!
Life is good!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hello Mojo!

Quick post before heading out to the DR with Gabi. This is my Mojo Monday card, and Pink Elephant color combo challenge. I just ordered this set from Verve Stamps last week, and they were so fast, I had it in a few days! Gotta like service like that! Than the sucker is so cute, how could I not grab him for their challenge today! Best yet, Pink Elephant had a fun Oct color challenge! Made for a darling card if I do say so myself!
I have to add one more challenge to this card. I totally saw the Cupcake Inspiriation Challenge on Rachel's blog, and totally spaced that my card worked for it too! Darn if she didn't totally call me out on it too! LOL! Thanks, Rachel! We know how I love to combine as many challenges at once if I can!

Supplies: copics, Verve stamp, K and Co paper, Martha punch, nesties, gems from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day.

I made three cards today! Two were the same designs, though. I finally got around to making my Just Magnolia card. I've been dying to play, because I got in some new Magnolias that I haven't had time to ink yet! They had a fun challenge with making your own flowers. They have a tutorial up, so if you need help with that, they got it! I had remembered seeing a tutorial using the scallop punch from Stamp Happy with Sgt. Stamper a few months back and decided to try it. Mine is not nearly as pretty as hers, but it looks good enough to be a flower, so I'm happy! I also did the sketch off Friday Sketchers. I really enjoyed this layout! I think I still had some challenges in my mind from yesterday, because the colors are so alike! On top of that, two holiday cards in a row! Today's paper line was the new Basic Grey line Eskimo Kisses. Such fun paper!Than I needed two sympathy cards. I've been putting them off for awhile, because those are just no fun to make. I grabbed my With Sympathy set from PTI. I kept these simple, and clean. I do like how they turned out, but I wish I would have used blue with the sponging instead of the creamy caramel. The sentiment is from SU. PTI's set is a lovely set for this occasion. The sentiments are so nice.

Supplies: copics, nesties, glimmer mist, Martha punch, SU rose red, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp, SU cranberry crisp, regal rose cardstocks, PTI white cardstock, stickles,

Friday, October 2, 2009

Peaceful Willow

Here's a big challenge card. It's my Pile It On card. Their challenge was pastry. Willow with her sweet plate of Christmas Cookies seemed perfect for their challenge.
My other challenges:
ABC-Embossing. I heat embossed the bottom sheet under Willow with the dazzling diamond technique. Hard to see it it my layers, but I promise it's there!
Truly Scrumptious-sketch and doodling. Another hard to see element to the card. I doodle over the lighter brown sheet with a sparkle clear gel pen doing a faux stitching along the edges and the swirl pattern in the paper.
La La Land Craft Challenge- 2 pattern papers, color combo-red, brown, cream, embossing, scallops, and paper piercing. My paper piercing is hard to see, it's on the light brown sheet. I followed the swirls in the pattern, and around the edge.
Three Clovers was to use pink. I picked Basic Grey's Bittersweet, because it had both pink and red in to combine both color combos from La La Land, and Three Clovers.
Supplies: TAC sentiment, copics, stickles, SU Choco chip cardstock, EK punch, nesties, Close to cocoa ink pad.
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