Friday, October 28, 2011
Hello and happy Friday!! I just wanted to make a quick post to make this tell you my good news. I am now a Stampin' Up Demonstrator!!! woo hoo!!! I'm super excited! I have been going to workshops for the last 3 or 4 years and have really enjoyed it. The demonstrator (who has become a close friend and fellow enabler! :)) is going to be doing a lot of traveling for the next couple of years for her job and I had offered to help, never thinking about becoming a demonstrator. Well, after we talked and I saw the October's promotion for a free Big Shot, I decided to go for it! I received my starter kit on Tuesday and my Big Shot on Wednesday. All I can say is WOW!!!! This is gonna be fun! My first workshop is going to be November 18th so I've got a little time to prepare. If anyone is interested in purchasing products, you can go to my online store here. Please feel free to stop by anytime and wish me luck on my new venture!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Good morning and Happy Tuesday!! It's time for another challenge at CTO. This week's challenge is to create something with a fall theme, and fall just happens to be my favorite season!! So of course I had to make something with pumpkins! I went through my holiday stamps and found this set from Unity that I've had for a couple of years now. I really love the pattern to the leaves, which I fussy cut. The pumpkins I did a two-step stamp to give them a little more depth, and the sentiment stamp is from Pink by Design. This time I actually used Bazzil cardstock for the base, DCWV pattern paper, a piece of cream cardstock from my scraps that I used a MS around the page punch set and voila! I thought this was a pretty cute fall scene and I hope it gives you some inspiration to create something "fallish"! Be sure to visit my fellow design team members to see what cute things they've created! Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Good Sunday morning and welcome to another challenge at Birthday Sundaes. This week it is a color challenge using the colors purple, green, back, and white. For my card I decided to pull out older supplies from my stash and chose this Hot Off the Press pattern paper. I wanted to do something a little different, so I went for the z fold card. The cardstock and paper flowers are Recollection, and I used my Stampin' Up punch and stamp set for the front of the card. I also used the punch and stamp set for the inside sentiment mat, but the "with love" is from a HOTP stamp set that was one of my first purchases when I started cardmaking. The buttons, floss, and ribbon are from my stash too. I really had fun with this card and I hope you like it enough to join in the fun. Be sure to visit our Guest Designer Tiffany and see her cute designs, and don't forget to stop by the other designers either. They are a talented bunch! Have a great Sunday and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Good morning! Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. A few of us were going to go to the Scrapbook Expo in Sacramento today, but as the saying goes...."scrap happens" and we didn't make it. But that's ok, this way I am able to play in my room and hopefully get caught up on my holiday cards. I thought I'd make a quick card to support my fellow design team members at CTO. This week's challenge is to make a male birthday card. I tried to use all scraps on this which included Bazzil and Recollection cardstock. The pattern paper was also a scrap, so I don't know who it's by. I used a sentiment stamp and distressed Twine from My Craft Spot as well as some Stampin' Up stamps. I tore the paper with one of those edge rulers and then inked all the edges and added some brads from stash to finish it up. Hope you like the card and that you'll join us for this week's challenge. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Good morning and Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a good weekend and that you're ready for another fun filled week!!! :) I see this morning that I only have 11 more to get to 200 followers!! woo hoo!! So here's a quick reminder that I'll be giving away a Michael's gift card when I hit 200!! I have had so much fun with this blog and have met so many wonderful people!! Thank you everyone who is already a follower and for the followers-to-be!! Have a great Monday and as always, thank you for stopping by!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Happy Sunday everyone!!! Hope your weekend is going well and wherever you are you are enjoying fall. It's time for another challenge over at Birthday Sundaes. This week's challenge is to create a tall card and our sponsor is Sweet'n Sassy Stamps. I've never played with a digital stamp before, but this was fun. I chose this cute little mouse. I don't have any Copics so I colored him using my Stampin' Up colored pencils. I used Recollection cardstock and the pattern paper is from the Celebration stack by DCWV. The ribbon is from my stash, and I combined stamps for the sentiment. I used my label stamp and punch from Stampin' Up and the phrase is from My Pink Stamper. I used a Colorbox chalk ink to distress the mat under the sentiment stamp. I hope you can play with us and link up your creation. The winner of this week's challenge is your choice of 3 digi's. Please stop by the other DT members and our GD, LaKesha and show them all some love!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hello everyone, happy Saturday evening! Hope all is well with everyone. I only had a little time to play in my room today, so I made a card for the fall color challenge at Scrappy Moms. I used my Straight from the Nest cartridge for the owl and I had to add some Stickles and googly eyes. I used Recollection cardstock and pattern paper and the sentiment stamps both inside and out are from Scrappy Moms sets. I used my Stampin' Up punch for the mat and then inked it with Colorbox chalk ink. Another simple card, can you tell I like simple?? :) Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Happy Friday all!!! Just a really quick post so I can upload this card over at Just Yolie. Today is the final day for their first annual Link Up for Pink linking party. I just got the new Scrappy Moms Believe in Miracles stamp set and I knew exactly what I wanted to make. This card is made using Bazzil cardstock for my little lady, Recollection cardstock and Me & My Big Ideas pattern paper and PKS face stamp. The ribbon and gems are from Michael's, and I used my Martha Stewart border punch. Pretty simple card. DH is tapping his foot to go out to dinner so I better run. :) Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Good morning! Happy Tuesday and welcome to another challenge at Celebrate the Occasion! This week's challenge is create something for any occasion using the colors, red, black, and white. These cute little glasses were made for my bff's 50th birthday. About 11 years ago someone gave her a stuffed buzzard which has been passed around at everyone's birthday in our office. So when the Life's a Party cartridge came out and showed the buzzard, I knew I had to have it! I used Recollection cardstock and Stickles. Pretty simple, but were definitely the hit of the party!! Hope you decide to join us this week and show us what you can create, and please be sure to visit my other team members to see what cute things they have made. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Good morning! It's time for another challenge at Birthday Sundaes and this week's challenge is to create a card using fall colors. Fall is my favorite time of year so I was looking forward to making this card. I made this using Recollection cardstock and a piece of 3 Birds pattern paper. I used a new Martha Stewart's all around the page punch set for the mat and my Stampin' Up punches for the My Craft Spot sentiment stamp. I then added Stickles and some pearls from my stash. I really hope you decide to play along this week and get into the fall season. This week's Guest Designer is Nancy from Punch Creations, so please be sure to stop by her blog and show her some love! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Happy Friday!! I hope you all are having a good day. It's a gorgeous fall day here and I was lucky enough to play in my room. I made this card for the Link Up For Pink party that Yolie, Gaby, and Celeste are having until October 14th. I used Recollection cardstock for the entire card. The mat was made using my new Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page daisy punch. I found an extra large glitter flower in my stash and I cut the pink ribbon on my Cricut using the Stand and Salute cartridge. The sentiment stamps are from Pink by Design. Since my coworker was diagnosed, I have been so much more aware, as we all should. Please enjoy my card and if you haven't had your mammogram, make your appointment today!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Hello again! I created a card for the Welcome Baby challenge at Cricut 360. I used my New Arrival cartridge and used all scraps for this card, including the card base itself. Yay!! Some more scraps cleared out of my stash!! I added a Prima flower to the diaper bag, used a PKS face stamp, a Martha Stewart glitter pen on the bottle, a Hot Off the Press border stamp on the powder can, (at least I think that's what that is) pearls from 3 Birds, and a banner cut with a Nestabilities die and used Scrappy Moms sentiment stamps. I like the way it turned out. I dropped my acrylic block on the inside cover of the card so I hid it by creating a gift card holder. :) No mistakes, just more ways to embellish!! Well, time to clean up, thanks again for stopping by!
Hello everyone! Hope your Wednesday is going well! I thought I'd get started on some Christmas cards and decided to submit this card to the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge using the Cricut Christmas cartridge over at Tattered Time. I have never used this cartridge, but now I LOVE it!! There's so many cute images on it!! I chose the wreath, and for those that know what a QVC shopaholic that I am, will recognize Valerie Parhill's fresh balsam wreath with the way I decorated this. lol I used Recollection cardstock and the pattern paper is from a Hot Off the Press cardmaker's stack that I got maybe 5 years ago. I spritzed the wreath with some Smooch spray and added some gems and ribbon from Michael's. The jingle bell is also from Michael's and I used some Martha Stewart Baker's Twine to tie it to the wreath. The sentiment stamps are from Pink by Design. I just love the retro style of the font. Well, hope you like my card and that you have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Hello everyone! It's time for another challenge at Celebrate the Occasion. This week Team 1 is showcasing projects for Breast Cancer Awareness. So here is a card I made to support my fellow team members. This card is for a very special coworker who is now fighting her battle with this deadly disease. I used Recollection cardstock and Me & My Big Ideas pattern paper. The ribbon is from Michael's and the sentiment stamps are from Pink by Design. You can show your support too by creating something and sharing it with us. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 3, 2011
Hello everyone, happy Monday evening! Hope your week has gotten off to a good start. It started out rainy today, just the way I like it...when I'm home!! lol So after work today I thought I'd go and play in my room. I made this card for two challenges, one at Scrappy Moms using the Mini Monsters cartridge, and the second at My Craft Spot, Monday's Challenge, Too Cute to Spook. Since I don't have the Mini Monsters cartridge, I used Paper Doll Dress Up with a Peachy Keen Face Stamp. The cardstock and pattern paper is from Recollection, the Halloween twine from My Craft Spot, Gelly Roll pens for doodling, and the sentiment stamp is from the newest release set from Scrappy Moms. A simple card for a Monday. Hope you like my card, and as always, thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Good morning! Welcome to my little blog and my first post as an official Design Team Member for Birthday Sundaes! I am so excited to be a part of such a fun group! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, should make for a fun time. Now on to this week's challenge which is to make a birthday card and use ribbon. This card was made using Recollection cardstock and DCWV pattern paper. The pink ribbon is from my stash. The flowers are from Prima and I sprayed both with some Smooch glitter spray. I used my Stampin' Up punches for the sentiment mat, and the stamp is from Pink by Design. I did add a little Stickles to the pattern paper, but most of it was already on the paper. Then I did some doodling with my Black and White gelly roll pens. Pretty simple card, but I thought it turned out pretty cute! So come on and show us what you can do with paper, glue, and ribbons and don't forget to stop by the other DT Members and see what creations they have come up with! Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!