Nov 30, 2007

Little Snowman

Limited Supply Challenge #144
It is so gloomy today, it is even amazing how I even got myself out of bed. I could have slept but the phone has been ringing non-stop. So, I decided to make a cup of coffee and do the LSC challenge. The challenge is to use miniature stamps, and this little guy is perfect for it. I dressed up my little snowman with the paper piecing technique using the SU DSP. I made an oopsie though, we were only to used 1 embellishment- and I just added my stickles without thinking (not enough coffee or still half-asleep) but I decided to leave it at that.
Stamps: Merry and Bright, The Snowflake Spot
Paper: Real Red, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Red Brads, Stickles
Tools: Tool Kit, Scalloped Punch, 1/16 Punch
Hope everyone's having a great day !!!

Nov 29, 2007

Christmas Party Invitation

Pocket Card Invitation
My big family always have a Christmas Party every year and we usually have someone host it every year. This year it will be at Clein and Heather's house, so Heather helped me make these invitations last night. I try to keep it simple because she has her 3 little darling girls with her. (one of her girls is my avatar at SCS).
I used the Season of Joy set. I love how this set just compliments the whole card. The SU Dashing DSP came in handy- just a small strip and it just gave the card a different look.
Stamps: Season of Joy, Perfect Presentation, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, White Craft
Accessories: 5/8 Old Olive Grossgrain Ribbon
Tools: Corner Rounder, 1' and 11/4 "Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Metallic Card

Ways to Use It #142
My submission for today's WT challenge-using Metallic Paper. I bought some of the CB die cuts and decided today will be a perfect time to use it. I used the Metallic Paper and framed the sentiment, added the brads and accented it with Silver Organdy Ribbon. The Baroque swirl was used in the background.
Stamps: All Holidays, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Basic Gray, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Metallic Blue Paper
Ink: Encore Silver, White Craft
Accessories: Silver brads, Silver Organdy ribbon
Tools: 1/16"Punch, CB and die cut frame, Slit Punch

Nov 28, 2007

Season of Joy

Surprise Framed Gift
This frame went to MaryAnn who won the Blog Candy SO Verry !!! I wanted to include a gift that I had stamped, so this was it. Hope she likes it.
The frame was a Dollar Store find and was decorated with SU DSP, and colored paper. The square frame was done using paper cutter.
The flower image is sunken, that is how the frame was designed.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, SU DSP
Ink: White Craft, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: White Brads
Tools: Large Oval Punch, Paper Cutter, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Wishing YOU...

Sketch Challenge #152
I am in the Christmas mode this whole December, so my cards will probably be about spreading holiday cheer with glitz and sparkle etc.,etc.,etc. This is the most recent stamp set purchased three weeks ago and is finally out of the box. Dashing paper sets this card in the mood and that is where my whole choice of color scheme is based on-Old Olive, River Rock and Real Red. So you can't really go wrong with that. I used White Craft for the Old Olive background and stamped snowflakes that came with this set. The trees and snowman is colored with Aqua Painter. I added Crystal Effects for the star (last time I used stickles with colored ink, it tends to bleed ). I did used Stickles for the tree and for the snow effect. I wanted to incorporate the North Pole saying, so I took this stamp from the Perfect Presenation set, and did some paper piercing in the circle.
Stamps: Wishing You Cheer, Perfect Presentation
Paper: Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP
Ink: Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, White Craft, Staz-ON Black
Accessories: Red Grossgrain Ribbon,Red Brads, Stickles, Crystal Effects
Tools: Tool Kit, Aqua Painter, 1' and 11/4 inch Circle Punches, Large Oval Punch, Window Punch, Dimensionals,1/16' Punch

Nov 27, 2007

Merry and Bright

Color Challenge #142
I have this plan to put my Christmas trees up this week. That is not a typo, I have three X-mas trees that I am decorating for Christmas, one in the living room usually decorated in red mostly, the family room for my start up Hallmark ornament collection, and my mini tree for my Stamp Room with my Snowman collection.But for now, the tree that I am decorating is for this card. The trees were done using the Masking technique.I added alternating stickles on the greens and the whites. I chose the SA Whimsy, seems to be a perfect background. I did my sentiment using the small oval punch. (Check the tutorial for the oval punch from previous post that I did).
Stamps: Merry and Bright, SA Whimsy
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Tafetta Charcoal, HPH, Stickles
Tools: Small Oval Punch, Horizontal Punch, 11/4" and 13/4" Square Punch. 1/16 Punch,Dimensionals

Nov 25, 2007

Very Merry

Featured Stamper #42
Here is a card that I cased from the talented Featured Stamper (TexasGrammy). Check out her gallery here if you want to play along. She has an awesome gallery and I am sure it will get your creativity going. Here is the card I chose to cased. I used the same set but off set it a little from her original card so I can fit my sentiment.
The paper is cut 51/2 by 81/2 folded and I score just about an inch or so then folded the bottom part, distressed and attached the DS Ribbon. I used the DSP for the background. I used a lot of the Circle Punches and the small oval punch for the sentiment. I also did embossing on the hat using White Craft and Detail White EP, and added the microbeads for the finishing touch.
Stamps: Merry, Short & Sweet
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White, SU DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, White Craft
Accessories: DS Ribbon, White Brads, Microbeads,Crystal Effects
Tools: Ticket Puncd, 1/16", 3/4",11/4",13/8" Circle Punches, Non SU circle punch, Small Oval Punch, Cutter's tool kit,Dimensionals

Nov 23, 2007


Limited Supply Challenge #143

Ways to Use It Challenge # 141
What a day today. Did anybody got their shopping done today? I personally take this day to try and get my shopping started, making it a point to wake up early and get some good deals. But I never seem to get the day planned right. I get sidetracked... a lot. Does anybody have some tips for me to make shopping a little bit organized?
By the time I got home, I did not have much time to do the challenge. I really want to do real stitching on my sewing machine, ended up doing the faux stitching. I love the LSC today, using neutral colors. with just a touch of color. The snowflakes in the background were stamped in Craft White, Purely Pomegranate and Basic Gray. I was really tempted to use Purely Pomegranate Paper in placed of the Whisper White but I just stayed with the Neutral theme.
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, All Holidays, All in a Row
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: White Craft, Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Satin Ribbon
Tools: Stamp-a- majig

Nov 22, 2007


I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving feast,
and may the special meaning of this day be shared with
family and friends.

Peace, Love, Joy

Christmas Card Challenge 07
I made this card for this challenge with the SC151 as my inspiration from yesterday. I also love the way Ann put the color combo together (Pretty in Pink and Cranberry Crisp) I did some minor alteration and used Bravo Burgundy instead. I stamped the background with White Craft and Bravo Burgundy ink , added the oval punch on opposite side of the card, and held it with white brad. The White paper was embossed using the CB folder. I did used my Circle cutter to creat the 3 different sizes for my sentiment. I attached the 2 ribbons together with glue dot and added the stickles last.
Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, All Holidays
Paper: Bravo burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo burgundy, White Craft
Accessories: Narrow White Organdy Ribbon, Burgundy Grossgrain Ribbon, White Brads, Glue Dots, Stickles
Tools: Circle Cutter, Oval Punch,1/16 Punch

Nov 21, 2007


Sketch Card #151
This card is for today's SC challenge ,also used earth tone colors to reflect the favorite lipstick that I used for the JAN08VSNMINI5 challenge. The challenge HERE is a pretty simple sketch. I used The Au Chocolate DSP and opted for the 2 different colors of paper; like the effect of the contrasting colors.I distressed the Groovy Guava paper although it's hard to see in the picture. I used the piercing tool for the Kraft paper since I really did not want to stamp on the paper itself. I used pad to stamp the flowers and stem and went over with a Chocolate Chip marker and cleaned my stamp image each time I stamped it. I used Stickles last after everything is put together for the flowers.
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 5/8 Chocolate Grossgrain Ribbon, Brads, Stickles
Tools: Tool Kit, Cutter's Kit

Nov 20, 2007

Blog Candy Winner

WOW!!! This was really an exciting game. I wanted to thank everyone that played . Some people came pretty close to guessing it. My birthday was (drums playing) November 18.

Three people guessed it right.
1. Stampin Chick
2. Mary Ann
3. Melissa
I did the random ( ) drawing going by the order that they responded to the post.
Kindly forward me with your address, so I can send you your So Very Stamp set and a
Surprise gift!!! Congratulations !!!!

Time Well Spent

ALOHA!!! How appropriate to get this set (Time Well Spent) because that is exactly how I felt after being gone for 7 days vacationing the Big Island of Hawaii. I can share you a little bit of the fun and memories we had, spectacular places we've been, what exotic fruits to eat, the name of the new volcano, where you can "hang loose", and where you can drink Free Mai Tai's ,but you have to be there and experience it and make your own memories. I wasn't quite ready to come back but I can tell you, it sure was a time well spent, every minute of it.
Color Challenges #141
Ways to Use it # 140
Sketch Card # 150
I have this set waiting for me when I arrived, and that was the first thing I did this morning with a cup of Kona coffee was putting this set together. I combined three challenges and other than the coloring that I spent a little more time, I thought it was a pretty simple card. I did used the CB folder after the coloring I did in the background, some piercing using the Tool Kit, and adding the special brads that I havce been saving for quite a while.
Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Brads, Stickles
Tools: Tool Kit, 1/16 Punch, CB and Folder, Blender Pen

Nov 16, 2007

Win My Blog Candy !!!

Guess my bitrthdate and Win !!!
You still have the opportunity to win the blog candy !!!!!!
Please post your answer on the post below.
Have a nice wekend !!!!

Nov 14, 2007

What? No Post !!!!!

ONLY TEMPORARILY, because this Chick (that's me) is getting a treat for a much needed R and R. I have a birthday wishlist and my DH was more than happy to grant my 3 wishes,he!he!
Don't forget to play the blog candy and guess when is/was my big day !!!
Be back soon !!!
Aloha !

Birthday Basket

True Friend is You, Friend!

This is a birthday basket that I got from my friend, Diane.
I could not believe it when she gave me this for my birthday.
This picture does not even come close, this basket lights
up and really glows at night when you plug it in.
.She handstamped some note cards with holder, a fall frame picture she handstamped and the true friend card.
Thanks Diane !!!

Nov 13, 2007

Thank You

Color Challenge #140
Sketch Card Challenge #149
I was in such a hurry today that I did not even get this posted in my blog until tonight.This card was for today's color challenge-Whisper White, Kraft and Purely Pomegranate. I love the sketch challenge last week, so I decided to incorporate it with the color challenge. I used the DSP for the background and added the white brads. The swirl was stamped in Sahara Sand on Whisper White Paper. I used for kinds of punches for the circles and mounted them on dimensionals.
Stamps: Priceless, All Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Sahara Sand, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: DS Ribbon, White Brads,
Tools: 1/16" Punch, 3/4",1", 11/4" and 13/8" Circle Punches, 13/8 Square Punch

Let's Play !!!

It's MY Birthday !!!
Speaking of birthdays, I am feeling generous and in a "gift giving" mood and with my counter getting close to 7,000 I am giving away this Blog Candy !!!!!

So when I say Let's Play,it's not about guessing my age. I wanted you to GUESS THE DAY I WAS BORN in November? There are only 30 days in November, so this should be easy. Here's how to play:

1. Only one guess per person
2. If no one guess the exact date, the closest date will be chosen.
3. If there is a tie, then the winner will be chosen in random.
4. The only restriction apply to those who know me. (you know who you are)
5. Please put your answers on this post !
6. The winner will be announced on November 20, 2007 at 5:00 PM (Az Time)
7. Open to all that have US and Canada address

Here is the Blog Prize for the Winner!!!!
So Very Stamp set !!!!!!

I will also give a surprise handstamped gift !!!

So, what are you waiting for and start guessing !!!

Nov 12, 2007

Over The Hill

Yours Truly !!!
Yep, that's me! Another year older. As Maxine says, Don't let your birthday bother you. Just think of it as putting another year "behind" you. That's where I put all of mine. (LOL). Don't you just love her?

My friends at work and fellow stampers gave me a Surprise Birthday Party and wouldn't you know it- I was !!!!! TOTALLY CLUELESS !!!

My dear friend, Barbara I'm sure and more friends at work were in on this together. They managed to keep it it a secret especially after the change in plans when I told them I was going on my vacation 2 days early. So, they had to changed the date. I got a good " Toast and Roast" from friends that knew me way back then, when I was still young and sweet (now old and crochety...not really!) Anyway, they did an awesome job in keeping me (young at heart) that day. My Big Thanks to Everyone !!!!!

Holiday Cheer

Try a New Technique # 142
This is totally new to me-Japanese Stab Binding, but I still wanted to try it. I used the Spiral punch first, added a strip of Real Red paper and glued it behind the kraft paper. I used hemp to thread it through the holes using the Japanese binding technique. I kept my layout pretty simple and in keeping up with the holidays , Loads of Love stamp set seemed the perfect choice to spread some holiday cheer. I stamped the truck in Staz-On using Bashful Blue ink. I colored it lightly with Basic gray using Aqua Painter. I added the Black Jumbo Eyelet and Red ones for the tires, mounted it in dimensionals. The tree I colored in Wild Wasabi, added some dazzling diamonds on the branches and decided to also do it in the Kraft paper. The embossed dots in the Real Red strip are from the Crop-a-dile.
Stamps: Loads of Love, Aida BG
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Real Red, Basic Black, Bashful Blue
Ink: Staz-On Black, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Bashful Blue and Red Grossgrain Ribbon, Black Jumbo eyelets, Red Eyelets, Hemp, Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Spiral punch, X-acto knife, Glue Pen

Nov 11, 2007

It's A Girl Thing

Featured Stamper # 40
This is the card that I cased from STampOwl (Frances) Here is her card
I used the Large Tag Punch to make the purse. Please see Tutorial #2.
I used the Cutie Pie DSP for the purses.
Stamps: It's a Girl Thing, Polka Dots and Petals
Paper: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grossgrain Ribbon, White Brads
Tools: Cuttlebug/ Folder, Small/Large Oval Punch, Large Tag Punch, 1/16 Punch

Tutorial # 2

Using the Large Tag to make a Purse.
Pic 1. Using any solid or patterned paper, use the Large Tag Punch and punched paper.

Pic 2. For the flap, use a solid color to punch only the top corner of the tag punch.

Pic 3. Add a brad on the flap of the purse and mout it with the patterned/solid paper with dimensionals.

Pic 4. Fold the other flap behind using glue.

Pic 5. Use the Small and large Oval Punch for the handle.

Pic 6. Attached the handle using adhesive.

Nov 10, 2007

M in Merry

Here is a card that I did for Nancy's weekly challenge-Making a simple card using Designer Paper. Click here to visit Nancy's blog (Paper Smiles) if you wanted to play along. I don't have to think twice which DSP to used. This Dashing DSP is sooooooo cooooooooool !!!!! I sent this to my friend who recently got this set and thought she could use it for idea.
I ended up using this little snowman in Merry and Bright set from an idea that I got from my friend Tammy. I stamped the image and used 11/4 punch, used 13/8 punch for the Real Red paper. Then I added the scallop in Old Olive and use the 1/16 punch for the holes. I added the photo corner, decorated it with Red brads and mounted it in dimensionals. I used the Defining Alphabet and stamped off the word Mm and added the sentiment. If you know me, you know I am into glitter, so I ended up adding just a touch.
Stamps: Merry and Bright, All Year Cheer 3, Defining Alphabet
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Red and Always Artichoke Grossgrain Ribbon, Red Brads, Stickles
Tools: Circle Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Punch

Joyous Season

Christmas Card Challenge 07
I have been trying to get caught up with my Christmas cards (more like procrastinated , he, he)
but I know that sooner or later I have to get them done. I joined the CCC07 last July to get my Christmas cards done in time (need at least 50 plus)and I am halfway there. I made 20 of these cards for the month of August and September and has just been forgetting to upload it. It is a very simple design and easy to make. The flowers were stamped and cut on a recent trip that we took, so I din't mind cutting about 40 of them. I debated about adding the glitter. What do you think ?
Stamps: Season of JOy
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Accessories: Red brads, DS Ribbon
Tools: Slit Punch, 1/16 punch, Dimensionals

You Made My Day !

Inspiration Challenge #101
Color Challenge # 139
It was really exciting to combine 2 challenges in one card. It's a first for me. I love how these two challenges turned out. I used the SA Kindness wheel and stamped it on Bashful Blue using Ruby Red ink. I colored the some of the flowers with white gel pen and some I put stickles on it. I used the flower from the Priceless set and trim them, mounted it on dimensionals. I used the sentiment from Stem Sayings to go with the wheel sentiment. I just neede the white BG paper to show off the red brads, added the ribbon and...done!
Stamps: Priceless, Stem Sayings, SA Kindness
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue (instead of Soft Sky),Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, White Gel Pen
Accessories: DS RIbbon, Red Brads, Stickles
Tools: Slit Punch, 1/16 Punch, Dimensionals

Nov 9, 2007

Welcome Little One

Limited Supply Challenge #141
Here is the lists you have to follow for today's LSC:
Stamps: Animals or Critters, Sentiment,Background
Paper: Solid or Patterned paper
Tools: Coloring tools, Punches, Any other quick Tool
NO Embellishments
Here is my submission for today's challenge. I utilize all the do's for this challenge-from punches, paper and tools. The background was done in White Craft, added the DSP from Cutie Pie, I used the Crop-a-dile for the strip on So Saffron. The main image was colored using ink and Aqua Painter. I stamped the star from Wanted then used the Star Punch. For the sentiment, I used the Circle Punches and added dimension by punching the small circle on the sentiment. I trim strips of paper for accent. This card will be for a friend who happened to be having a baby shower today.
Stamps: Bundle of Joy, Wanted, Riveting
Paper: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Wisper White, DSP
Ink: White Craft, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: None
Tools: Circle Punches, Crop-a-dile, Slit Punch, Star Punch

Nov 8, 2007

True Velvet

Ways to Use It #139
It's been a very busy week for me. It's mostly work, household chores and kids and the lists goes on, lol! I have to stop and take a break, so I decided to play and take part on today's challenge-use anything Velvet in your card. I do love the feel of velvet, don't you? I distressed the edges of the card and the outer panel. I combined the rough texture and the smoothness of velvet in this True Friend card. I also added velvet ribbon on the corners. The flower was stamped in Always Artichoke first, then I stamped it in Groovy Guava. I used another stamp for the inner circle and mounted it in dimensionals, and added the Rhinestone green brad.
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, DSP Happy Harmony
Ink: Always Artichoke, Groovy Guava
Accessories: Wide Velvet Ribbon, Rhinestone brad
Tools: Cutters Kit, 1/16 Punch

Nov 6, 2007

Fall Gift

Last weekend, I have to give away 10 of these Fall gifts. We had a get together with some friends and family and I knew ahead of time how many were coming, so I made 10 to give away for fall. I have not seen them in so long because of everyone's busy schedule, so when we finally got the chance to plan and pick a date, I knew I wanted to give them a little something. I took a picture of this Fall gift before I gave it away for my submisssion to Nancy's PSG111. Here is her blog, Paper Smiles if you are interested in playing.
I used the SU Apple Cider Designer Series paper to make a Criss Cross card and made it into a Recipe Holder. I saw this idea from a dear friend, Joanne and like it a lot, so I cased it. I did not have time to write the recipes or print them, but I thought they can just write their favorite fall recipes.
Thanks Nancy for giving us an opportunity to play.
Stamps: Labelicious, Recipe Fun
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, Apple Cider DSP,Very Vanilla, Really Rust
Ink: Basic Brown, Really Rust
Accessories: Copper Eyelets, DS Ribbon
Tools: Small and Large Tag Punch, Tool Kit, Crop-a-dile

Nov 5, 2007

Celebrate the Season

Try a New Technique # 141
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I am glad that it is Monday and usually that means I have the whole house to myself while everyone is in school and at work; and what better way to start the challenge with a morning cup of coffee.
The challenge is to do Horizontal Pocket card. I used the Season of Joy...again. You know when you get a really versatile stamp set, you just can't stop using it. The SU DSP I used is Close to Cocoa and I think it is really good with Soft Sky. After I glued the sides with Stciky Strip. I did paper piercing around. For the front, I stamped the big image and mounted it in Soft Sky. The small flowers were punched out and mounted in Soft Sky paper and used the HPH Aged Copper. I used the silky ribbon and DS ribbon for the flap and mounted the flowers in 3-d. The inside is a piece of Chocolate Chip paper and added the DP on top. I stamped the sentiment and finished it off with swirl metal from the HPH.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, SU DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, HPH Aged Copper
Tools: 1/2" Circle, Non SU Circle Punch, Tool Kit, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Nov 4, 2007


Featured Stamper #39
I made this card for the Featured Stamper JPMAYO-who happens to have an amazing gallery!!!
Here is the card I cased
I used the CB embossed folder for the bacground in River Rock paper. I stamped the J and Y using the Big Deal Alpahabet. The Snowflake circle took the place of the letter "O". I used 4 different circles and mounted it on 3-D three different times, so it stands out more,then added the SU Rhinetone brads. I used the DP from SU DSP Holiday Harmony.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock, SU DSP Holiday Harmony
Ink: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Silver Brads, Rhinestone brad, Stickles
Tools: 1/4",11/4". 13/8", 3/4"and 1" Circle Punches and a Non- SU circle, CB and Folder

Nov 3, 2007

Always in Fashion

Inspiration Challenge #100
This is my submission for the IC- to make a card for a specific person that inspires you. I have been thinking a lot of my one and only sister, Beck who is crazy about purses. As a matter of fact, if there is anything in common between the two of us, we both love shoes and purses. It does not matter what color or texture the purse is, if she like it, she'll buy it. LOL !!!!
The purse is stamped in Basic Brown on Whisper White Paper, use the SU DSP and stamped it again three times and mounted it with 3-D. I added the bling. I then used the Square Punches using Chocolate Chip paper. I wanted to match the background with the DP paper; I thought the Looks Like Spring is a good match, stamped in White Craft and Basic Brown. I added the DS Ribbon and did the piercing for a nice added touch.
Stamps: First in Fashion
Paper: Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, SU! DSP
Ink: Basic Brown, White Craft
Accessories: DS Ribbon, Bling
Tools: Tool Kit, Crystal Efects,11/4 and 13/8" Square Punches, Dimensionals

Nov 2, 2007


Limited Supply Challenge #140
The challenge today is to make a flat card. You can use any holiday stamp, any paper with limited layers, any flat embellishments and any tools.I used two very old stamp sets from SU! but they are both a favorite of mine. The ornament was stamped in Blue Bayou and Soft Sky Whisper White paper and stamped it again on a scrap of white paper. I punched the circles and held it with snail adhesive. I punched the middle of the ribbon using a 1/16 punch and thread the silver cord for the string. I used my Tool Kit for the paper piercing on the side. I stamped the sentiment using Blue Bayou ink with Soft Sky paper. I added two strips of Basic Gray on the Soft Sky panel, and attached the silver cord. I added the stickles last.
Stamps: Ornate Ornaments, Reindeer Greetings
Paper: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Silver Cord, Stickles
Tools: 3/4" Circle Punch, Tool Kit

Nov 1, 2007

Warm Wishes for Fall

Ways to Use It #138

Here is my submission for the Ways to use It challenge - to use Chalk Inks. The Polka Dot and Paisley came out in the spring and wanted to experiment and used fall colors. for the background, the flowers were tamp randomly with the colors close to saffron and mustard.. The panel that I added was stamped in polka dot using the mustard ink. the main panel was stamp in mustard ink, too and stamp off. I did the spotlight in 3/4" and 1" circles and mounted with
3-D. I added the grossgrain ribbon and to finished the card, I used glitter pen for the flowers in the background and main image.
Stamps: Polka Dot and Paisley, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Chalk Inks
Accesories: Mustard Brads, 5/8 Chocolate Grossgrain Ribbon, Glitter Pen
Tools: 3/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Slit Punch, 1/16 Punch

Thinking of Fall

Ever Grateful
After ghoulies and goblins, bats and eeky spiders, I start thinking of fall, pumpkins , candy corn,turkey, autumn leaves and autumn colors. Fall is my favorite season and if you have not seen my stamp room that I decorated in fall colors, you are welcome to see it in my SCS gallery,or simply click here, nitestamper .

Here is a card that I did that hopefully will get your fall inspirations and creative minds set to start thinking of fall. I would love to see your creations, so put your comments here on this post so I can visit your blog and/or gallery.

I used Autumn Harvest for this card. I did masking technique. The coloring is done using Aqua Painter with the colors More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and Always Atichoke. I added the stickles after everything is put together. The leaf on top is raised with 3-D. The backgorund is done using the leaf with Very Vanilla Craft and then stamping it with Basic Brown Pad to give it the embossed faux look. I used the rich, silky ribbon and a swirly metal for accents to finished this card.
Stamps: Autumn Harvest, So Many Sayings
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Barvo Burgundy
Ink: More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Basic Brown
Accessories: Chocolate Satin Ribbon, HPH antique Copper Swirly Metal and Brads Stickles
Tools: Dimensionals, 1/16" Punch, Slit Punch, Aqua Painter
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