Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday Challenge

Ok so I know it's been a few days but here is today's challenge. I almost didn't do it because the challenge name had the word patience in it... I just didn't think that I had patience today but I found it. You had to make layers using dimensionals, the second picture shows the layers a little better but you just can't get the full cuteness from a photo.

Stamp Set: Boatloads of Love
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Buckaroo Blue, Whisper White, Designer Series hostess pack
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: White Wide Grosgrain, Certainly Celery Brads, Hodgepodge Hardware
Other: Cuttlebug, SU markers, Corner Rounder

I made this card for a dear friend of mine that I pray for daily, she is an amazing woman of God and I love her dearly. I just thought she might want to know that I am pulling for her to make her life goals. Luckily she will be surprised since I don't think she reads my BLOG. Andrea if you are reading this act surprised!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Here is my card for today's challenge, which I love this layout!! Let me know what ya think.

Stamp Sets: Garden Silhouettes
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Designer Series Paper Retired
Inks: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta, Thread, White Gel Pen, Chocolate Chip Marker
Other: Sewing Machine

Here is a picture from last night at our Technique Tuesday class which was a blast!! I am always so blessed by every one's creativity, every one's books turned out amazing!!! Thank you for everyone who came, I can't wait to do it again!

Our next project will be a coaster pencil holder/ or card holder, a picture holder, and a little box with 3X3 cards all put together using the Simply Scrapping kits!! So reserve your spots early since space is limited.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Challenge

So here is today's challenge and I felt like it's been so long since I have posted a project or challenge, you wanna know what happened... of course you do. I got yelled at on Split Coast!!!! Can you believe that? I received a personal message from someone saying that it's "frowned Upon" to not post the details of my card and have a link to my BLOG instead. That's all she said and I think that she could have been a little nicer about it and said "by the way in case you didn't know..." or something a little nicer I have only been doing the challenges for like a month now so I was a little hurt over that...

well not really I just didn't have the time last week to finish the challenges since I was doing Milk Bank cards, that my roof leaked on and ruined!!! That's another story!!


Anyway, here it is:

Today's challenge was a Flap Fold card, I liked doing this a lot, since I do so many cards for my business it's nice to mix up the fold a little, I get kinda bored of the same old folds all the time.

Stamp Sets: Big Deal Alpha, Birthday Whimsy (SAB)
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Retired Designer Series Paper (I forgot the name of it)
Inks: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Double Stitched Groovy Guava, Silver thread
Other: Paper Piercer, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Crop O Dile, Cutter

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Here is my card today!! I finally got my sewing machine going again, and it's perfect in my new craft room, easy access!! LOVE IT!! I am really happy with the way this card turned out. Love the sketch.


Stamp Set: So Many Scallop from Sale-A-Bration catty... side note if you didn't get this one, so sorry it's one of my favorite things to use... well I am a scallopaholic!!
Card Stock: Kraft (my other new favorite), Fall Flower Designer Series papers, Basic Black, Really Rust.
Accessories: Twill Tape, Staple, Sewing Thread
Other: SCALLOP PUNCH!!, Circle Punches, Stapler, Sewing Machine

Note: My paper piercing was done with my sewing machine... hence the crooked part on he bottom if you look close, my paper got caught on my IPOD and I forgot I could just take my foot off the gas... he he!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tuesday Challenge

Here is today's color challenge:


Stamp Sets: One of a Kind, Linen Background
Card Stock: Orchid Opulence, Sage Shadow, Kraft, Whisper White
Inks: Orchid Opulence, Sage Shadow, Versa Mark
Accessories: Purple Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Purple Rhinestone
Other: Boho Punch, Paper Piercer, Corner Rounder, Hole Punch

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Challenge

Here is today's challenge it was to try a new technique, you use the cuttle bug and put an ink on one side of the folder and run it through. It was fun to use a technique I haven't tried before.

Here's what I did:

Stamp Set: Taggers Dozen
Paper: Designer Series Paper, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Purely pomegranate
Inks: Versa Mark, Purely pomegranate, Basic Black
Accessories: Chipboard, White Grosgrain
Other: Cuttlebug, Only Orange Marker, Tag Punch, Spiral Punch

How did I do that?
I ran my Purely pomegranate inked up embossing folder through my Cuttlebug with chipboard. I also ran groovy guava card stock through the cuttlebug with veramark on the folder then embossed with white embossing powder.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Look what I got!!

Gina, one of my favorite stamping friends, made me this memory book from my birthday. I cherish anything handmade that I receive, that's right Kelsee I will never throw away a card that is handmade, and whoever does will be judged by GOD J/K. OK just had to share, now I gotta get back to tending to the hubby and family since he is about to brush Kylee's hair, wait I am coming please don't attempt a pony tail!!!!

Friday Challenge

Today's challenge was to use NO TOOLS!! After I picked myself off the floor and thought how will I do this, it came to me and this is what I came up with. You were allowed to use the aqua painter and your cutter, but NO CROP-O-DILE!!!!


Stamp Sets: Embrace Life
Paper: Ivory Naturals (I think that's what it's called), River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava
Inks: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Twill Tape
Other: Paper Cutter, Aqua Painter AND THAT'S ALL!!!!

Now I am off to the Pineapple in 3.5 hours, gotta go pack, see some of you there.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thursday Challenge

Today's challenge was to use all Designer Series paper and the only regular card stock allowed would be was the backing. I am VERY happy with the way it turned out,my hubby really likes the "dirty" look so I know he will like this one and yes ladies he really does act interested when I show him the cards I make. He also gives his opinion of things he likes and doesn't like which I don't always like but he cares because I care, and everyone said "ahhhhhh".
So here it is:

Here's the recipe:

Stamp Sets: Essence is Love
Card Stock: Really Rust, Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Eyelets
Other: Crop-O-Dile, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

This is today's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, here is the recipe:

Stamp Set: One of a Kind
Paper: Old Olive, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper
Inks: Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Brads, Dazzaling Diamonds, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain
Other: Aqua Painter

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday Challenge

Today's challenge on Splitcoast was a color challenge to use Purely Pomegranete, Basic Gray, and Basic Black. I didn't have basic Gray so I cheated a little and used Going Gray. I liked the way this card turned out, it was inspired by Markies Mom she uses a lot of polka dots and layers and hodgepodge. I forgot to use my embossing buddie but I think it's ok with the little specks everyewhere, but not what I planned. Ok so here is the recipe:

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Purely pomegranet, Going Gray, Basic Black
Inks: Versa Mark, Basic Black
Accessories: Purley Pomegranete Satin Ribbon, Hodgepaodge Hardware, Silver Brads
Other: Sharpie Marker, White Gel Pen, Black Embossing Powder

So how did I get my hodgepodge Black??
I used a sharpie and colored it in!! Another tip from Markies Mom!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Got some Sunday stampin time in

Here are some things that I have been working on today, I got to play with all my new stuff!! I can't wait for the Pink Pineapple on Friday to continue to play!!

This card was an inspiration from Kylee's new shirt that was got last night at Target. Here is the recipe:

Stamp Set: Hostess level 2 set: Spring Solitude, Polka Dot & Petals
Paper: Confetti Cream, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Barely Banana
Inks: Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cert Celery Brad
Other: Coluzzle Cutter

This card is so simple but has a really great elegance to it. As soon as I saw this set I knew that I had to have it. It is available in the Spring Mini Catalog. Here is this recipe:

Stamp Set: Essence is love
Paper: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, River Rock
Inks: Versa Mark, Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Eyelets
Other: Double Rectangle Punch, Black Embossing Powder

I have wanted this stamp set since the very first example I saw, it is just delightful, it reminds me of Hawaii. But even though I love this set so much I had a hard time thinking of what to do with it, but I am OH SO please with the way this turned out.

Stamp Set: Embrace Life, A little birdy Told Me
Paper: Purely pomegranate, River Rock and Natural White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Designer Series paper
Other: Dazzling Diamonds

I wanted this set so bad and I knew I would eventually get it, I LOVE those birds!! I love all the options that you can do with one set. If you only bought this one set you could make hundreds of different cards. What a great set this is!!

Stamp Sets: A Little Birdy Told Me
Paper: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal
Inks: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Sky Blue Double Stitch Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch

Friday, March 7, 2008

Technique Tuesday Night

Check out our project for March 25th at my home from 7-9. You will be able to come and complete this wonderful coaster book, made from all SU supplies. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift!!

Thanks for looking!!

LOTS of new stuff to play with...

This is the largest order that I have ever placed!! I am so excited about all my new toys!!

And another card, I was trying this new technique of making the edges smudged with black and I am not sure how much I like it, if I even like it but the color combination is wonderful!! I really like the layout too!!

Here's the recipe:

Stamps: So Much, Happy Everything
Paper: Purely Pom., So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Inks: Purely Pom., Basic Black
Accessories: So Saffron Brad, Silver Brad
Techniques: Water Coloring

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I know I am on a roll

Here is another card that I did today for the SCS challenge, I think I am addicted. I like knowing that I can have half the battle done for me every morning, they give you the layout. It's really fun. So anyway here it is along with another card that I did last night.

Here is the recipe for the first card:

Stamp Sets: Thoughouly Thankful
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Designer Series Paper
Inks: Basic Black
Accessories: Markers, Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Bashful Blue Ribbon, Whisper White Ribbon, Silver Brads

The Recipe for the Challenge Card:

Stamp Sets: Elegant Inspirations
Paper: Cream Confetti, Wild Wasabi, Sky Blue, Designer Series Paper
Inks: Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Bashful Blue Ribbon, Sky Blue double stitched ribbon, Silver Eyelets, SU Button, Chipboard

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Another Day More Stamping

Today I participated in my very first Split Coast Challenge and this is what I came up with.

So what is a challenge? Well they give you certain parameters that you have to stay within, like today was a color combination challenge, you had to use Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. That's all!! And everyday they have different kind of challenges, today was the color combination challenge. So since this was my first challenge I am hooked and will participate in many more. It was lots of fun and it made me get in my stamp room and make something. Also everyone's cards were amazing as well!! LOVE IT!!

Sets: Swell News, Time well spent
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron
Patterned Paper: Designer Series paper
Accessories: Diamond brads, White Grosgrain

Monday, March 3, 2008


How cute are these?? Ok so here is my quiet time creation in my new room, isn't it the cutest thing EVER!! I found the tutorial on Lauren's BLOG
She is amazing and I am going to plan on demonstrating this card on our Technique Tuesday project night on the 25th. Hope you can all be there.
That's why I am not posting a recipe, but if you are desperate enough you can browse Laurens BLOG. More details and pictures of projects coming soon.


Look at my new princess room (that's what my daughter calls it) AKA my craft room!! Well it's not new in the sense of a new room but I got 2 new desks and CLEANED it out!! So I am so excited and can't wait to get in there and make some stuff!! Oh and I got my fan with a LIGHT, for those of you who have been in my craft room at night, the light that I had before that was falling apart and not enough light it needed to be replaced in a bad way!! And now for those hot summer days I can have some air from my fan instead of having to jump in the pool in between projects!

OHHH I am soooo excited!! So who wants to come over and play?? I have lots of room for everyone!!

It was A LOT of hard work to get it like this but I think it was worth every minute!!

PS thanks to my wonderful hubby that spent his whole day putting up my fan, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!