Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 11

Man the weeks go faster and faster! I am a tiny bit late with this today because I had to take my son to the dentist. Sorry. This weeks sketch was actually sent to me by one of the players. If you have a sketch you would like me to feature feel free to send it my way, I would love to use it. This one is from Kerry at Three Clover Designs. Thanks Kerry!

Here is the sketch.
and here is my first card. I am so close to having another one done too so check back, lol.




This card was also inspired by a challenge on SCS to use something that you bought because you had to have it but have not used it. That is what I did with this small embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I love it but never seem to use it so today was it's lucky day! The card base is Basic Black. The next layer is Very Vanilla that has been cuttlebugged to emboss it and then I brayered over it with Ruby Red ink. The next is a plain (do you believe it) piece of So Saffron with the two sayings from the Absolutely Fabulous set. The small cuttlebugged pieces are Groovy Guava and I punched then out with the 1 3/8 inch square punch. They are layered on Basic Black and I added Ruby Red brads to the centers. Kind of plain but not horrible. Let's see what the rest of the girls did, shall we............


Adair on Splitcoaststampers


Claudia at Stamping in Columbus GA



Gerrie at Iwork4stamps



Lisa at Splendiferous Creations


Brenda at Memories by Brenda



Kim at Kim's Basement Stamping



Pat at the Technique Trail


Wow, didn't they all do a terrific job this week? Great cards ladies. Now if you feel inclined to play along don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog with a link so that I can post it for everyone to check out. Can't wait to see your creation. If you post to SCS please use the key word TSSC11.

HAPPY STAMPING!




Sunday, March 30, 2008

Light of the World



Isn't this sentiment and lighthouse beautiful! I just got it from a new company called Our Daily Bread that will be specializing in Christian stamps. The scriptures are wonderful. I love it. I tried to keep the card simple to make the scripture the focal point. The light house is stamped in Basic Black on Soft Sky and then partially stamped in Soft Sky on Whisper White with the sentiment in Basic Black. Fun technique. You may have to click on the picture to see how cool it looks up close. I will have to play a bit more with this set today, so maybe I will be back soon. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Free Wheeling Special and Another Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!


Pretty interesting, I just figured out how to do this! Click on the image to see it bigger.




Monday Lunchtime Sketch #10


Pat at The Eagles Nest

Pretty creative huh?



Friday, March 28, 2008

Blogger's Challenge week 40!

Wow, forty weeks already. Hard to believe. This weeks challenge was a simple one -- spring flowers was the theme. The first flowers I think of when I think of spring are tulips so I knew right away that I was either gonna use my Terrific Tulips or Never-Ending Joy. Since Terrific Tulips is retired I decided to go with the Never-Ending Joy set. Now I needed more challenges since I have not stamped all week I wanted to make it a bit more of a challenge so I found a color challenge on one of my groups - Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery and Basic Black for accent. --- hmmm, might as well find a layout challenge too while I am at it! So I went back a week or two and found one I wanted to try back when it came out but I was too swamped. The sketch is from Poetic Artistry and it is number 28. She has wonderful sketches on her blog, so well done, not sloppy like mine, lol. Finally, I thought that this would be ENOUGH challenges to try to combine at one time! I must say that the colors scared me a bit but I am very happy with the results.





Stamps Sets: Never Ending Joy, Small Sayings
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Basic Black and Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral and Basic Black
Other, Scallop circle punch, regular circle punch, large scallop oval punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, paper piercer, mat pack, Bravo Burgundy Marker (for thumping on flowers) and faux black brads from JoAnn's.

Don't forget to check out the other players by clicking on the logo on the lower right hand side of my blog. Happy Friday to everyone! YIPPEEEEEEEEE!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Three More players for this weeks sketch!

For your viewing pleasure!


Valerie at Picture Perfect Past


Liz at Liz's Lovelies



Tera at Stamp Queen


There is still lots of time to get yours done! Can't wait to see it.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Brayered Spotlight and more sketch cards too!



This month's technique class was Spotlight Three Ways. I don't normally post all the projects from this class since I am not sure how the people who pay for the class would feel about it, but this weeks is so busy and I needed to post something, lol. This is a great technique for this hostess set. The image is stamped on Whisper White and then the areas that I wanted to highlight (spotlight) were masked off and the rest was brayered in Bashful Blue ink. Now I just had to color in a little bit of the image and not the whole thing. Fun and easy - and really neat looking in person too since there are no layers on the focal image strips. So here is a little about my technique classes. We do them once a month and every one makes a 6 x 6 page to keep in their technique album for future reference and two cards to show and use the technique. It is a fun class. Let me know if you are interested.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some great cards for this weeks sketch.

So what do you think of this week's sketch?
Here are some more samples to help inspire you.


Margaret at Fun Stamping with Margaret


Beth at Nana's Memories and More


Gerrie at Iwork4stamps



Pat at The Technique Trail


Adair on Splitcoaststampers


One more late one for last week, I think I missed this one somehow? Sorry Anita.

Anita at Sweet Touch

Where is your's? I can't wait to see it.



Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 10

Here is today's sketch. I think it is a fun one and can't wait to see what you come up with!




And here is my card. Pretty simple actually. I did not fill in the front yet because I am not sure of the details. I made this card for a friend who is having a baby shower. And obviously we already know it is a boy! I am so excited for her. Congratulations Sheryl! Now I just need to make a bunch of these if her mom approves of it!. It does not open up it is more like a postcard with a pull out tab.



Stamps: Hugs and Wishes, Nursery Necessities
Papers: Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, dp from the Crew Kids Boy scrapbook kit and dp from the Summer Picnic paper pack
Ink: Basic Black and Wild Wasabi
Other: Star faux brads, markers, word window punch, circle punch.

Now for the other players for today's sketch:


Thanks for stopping by to check out the sketch today. I hope you will jump in and join us. Don't forget to leave a message here with a link so I can share it with everyone else. If you upload to SCS please use the key word TSSC10.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Baby Frame and More Sketch Players!


This was a super fast, but kinda cute gift. I used the Bundle of Joy set and the Spring Picnic papers. I love the colors and wanted the middle of the frame to really stand out. This $20 frame was on clearance for $2 so not only is is a fast gift but cheap too!


Check out these great cards done for this weeks sketch!

Pat at The Eagles Nest


and


Colleen at Colleen Benedetto's weblog


Happy Easter! He is ALIVE! and living in our hearts!




Saturday, March 22, 2008

Lucky to have you!


Isn't this the cutest ever! I love it. I used the cherries from the Tart and Tangy set. I have to admit this was not my idea, I was inspired by this card by Laura (scrapextras) on SCS. I just made it look like a traditional slot machine with the handle and spot to put your money in. Way too fun! Hope everyone has a terrific Easter.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Right Back At Ya!

Today's SCS Limited supply challenge was to make two cards using the same stamps and papers. (that is the short version of the challenge to see the whole thing click here) So since I just did my last minute Blogger's challenge in the last post--and you know I didn't clean up after--I thought why not?! So here is round two of the color challenge.


This shows both cards next to each other. Which do you like better?



Here is the card on its own. I embossed the silver frame from the Hodgepodge to make it match. I also stamped the one flower in Apricot Appeal. The only other addition is the one of a kind stamp from the designer label punch box set. I like it!

Stamps: Wild Rose, Always, Floral Background and the retired designer label punch box stamps
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Apricot Appeal and Always Artichoke
Other: Hodgepodge hardware, large chocolate chip brads, designer label punch, paper piercier, water pen, embossing powder and versa mark

OK, I have to go and participate in our local Cross Walk-- our church reenacts the last days leading up to Jesus being crucified on the cross in our town! It is such a sight and a real reminder.

Blogger's Challenge #39--Roses are Red



I am very happy with the way this turned out! I went down to my studio to make a card with this week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch and a coffee theme and somehow this is what I made instead! Tee Hee funny how the creative mind works, lol. Anyway, I think this will be my Mother's Day card this year -- because she does mean everything to me!

So the Blogger's Challenge this week was to use the colors Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Real Red .


Stamps: Wild Rose, Always, Floral Background and the retired Watercolor minis
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red and Always Artichoke
Other: Chocolate Chip wide satin ribbon, large chocolate chip brads, large scallop oval punch, sponges

Don't forget to check out the other player's cards by clicking on the logo on the right hand side of my blog. They will inspire you for sure!

Hope everyone has a blessed Good Friday -- and don't forget what happened just a short three days later -- Jesus is risen from the dead to give us life -- Thank you Jesus!

A couple more brave souls playing this week......

So I think the consensus is that it looks harder than it is. There is still time for you try it. Here is the original post and here are the new players.


Pat at the Technique Trail


Julie at Stamp with Julie


Thanks ladies, both cards are beautiful! Don't go to far -- it's Friday and as soon as I finish my first cup of coffee I will be making my bloger's challenge card. I am ALWAYS so last minute.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Check them out!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Get Whale Soon!



This card is for today's SC168 on Splitcoaststampers. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, I had to flip the sketch upside down so my whale was facing into the card instead of off the card.


Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Close To Cocoa, Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, water color paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper piercer, mat pack, slit punch, white faux brads

Spotlight on adorable and another sketch challenge player!

Isn't this dog just adorable? I love him and thought he matched up with the sentiments from Absolutely Fabulous set --- I am there for you. In good times and in bad. We can always count on our dogs to love us unconditionally, to be there to greet us when we come home, to play when WE want to play and just to be there for us for when we are in need of some lovin and cheerin. Unlike my cat who only comes around when SHE wants. That is why I have two dogs and only one cat, lol! This card showcases the spotlight technique. The is a great technique for fast cards since you can use really detailed images and only color in a small portion! I have a few other samples with this technique to share in the next few days. A little different version but still the same.

Stamps: For Father and Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou dp, More Mustard and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Chocolate Chip
Other: Paper piercer and mat pack, white gel pen, colored pencils and blender pen, 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch circle punches. white brads



Here is another card for the
Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #9


Tamarra at Tamarra's Stampin Spot



Don't forget to share yours with us.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Here is one more Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge card.

One more for your viewing pleasure.


Gerrie at Iwork4stamps


Nice job Gerrie,



I just heard....... there are more players for the sketch challenge.


Isn't this card so pretty. I just love these colors together. Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa. Stamp sets used: Fabulous Flowers, All in a Row and One of a Kind. The little flowers were punched out with the new BoHo Blossom punch. The large one is cut out and layered with dimensionals. Other supplies used: half pearl, word window punch, satin pomegranate ribbon and white gel pen. Now check out these two creations!


Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #9

Look already we have a few more brave stampers! These are great.

Hetty at Craft Chaos


Karen at Krafting with Karen


Aren't they both beautiful! Thanks ladies. Now where is yours???



Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #9

Well, after a full week off my son is back in school! I wonder how it will go? He has not stayed awake a whole day since last Sunday! I pray he don't get sick again due to all the kids that don't get kept home when they are sick -- it is just never ending. Anyway, it is sketch time. I have not made anything since last sketch -- I can't believe. I kept this one a bit simple but may try another one with this sketch tomorrow. Now the ideas are beginning to flow!

The sketch looks pretty hard but it is not that bad.


Here is my card. I did mine backwards. I started with two 2 3/4 inch squares that were cut in half and attached to the top and bottom and then went from there. My middle square is 2 1/4 inch square. I so wanted to add faux stitching to the triangles but chose not to make it too detailed.





Stamps: Carte Postale
Paper: Afternoon Tea, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava textured card stock, base of card is whisper white.
Ink: groovy Guava
Other: Rubons -Cherished Memories, brads, paper piercer and mat pack, Nestabilities die

The finished size of the card is 9 by 4. Fast and easy!

Looks like there are only a few players this week - hmmmm, wonder if the sketch was too overwhelming or just busy? The girls that did play had mixed emotions about it, lol. They all aced the layout though so check them out.......


Lisa on Splendiferous Creations


Claudia at Stamping in Columbus GA


Kerry at Three Clover Designs


So, lets see who has the courage to join us! I can't wait to see what you come up with. And as always, don't forget to leave a comment here with the link so everyone can see. If uploading to Splitcoaststampers please use TSSC9 in the key words. Here's to a wonderful week full of lots of catching up! Say healthy.


God Bless,

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #8 Last Few

Wow, being sick is not fun. I am so far behind on every aspect of life you would not believe! A whole missed week, it is like the Twilight Zone or something. Anyway, here are the last few for sketch #8, be ready because sketch #9 may be a bit tricky! (or so I hear, I still need to do mine, lol)


Beth at nana's Memories and More


Anita at Sweet Touch



Terri at Life with Terri


Artkat at Paper Arty


Melissia at Melissia's Moments



Thanks for giving me stuff to post ladies, sorry I have not created anything myself all week. I am off to see what I can do with this weeks sketch! Not sure how creative I am feeling but time will tell. I still have to take my son to school first so I have time to think. Till then......






Friday, March 14, 2008

Whoops I had a broken link....

These cards are really nice too. Sorry for the one link that was not working. I fixed it on the original post but will repost here too. It is worth checking out. Great take on the sketch.



More Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #8 cards

Here are a few more for this weeks challenge.



Liz at Liz's Lovelies


Jennifer at Glitter In My Hair #2


Jane at Jane's Addiction


Gennie on Splitcoaststampers


Heather at Stamping the Details



I so hope I did not miss anyone, I am so out of sorts. If I did please let me know and as always thanks so much for making my week and playing along. I can't wait to get my fingers covered in ink again, I must be feeling better because I am getting the "itch"!




God Bless,




Say Say Oh Blogger Mates....

I can not play with you, my family has the flu, boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo, aint got no samples, cuz I've had no time to play, but I'll be back again to play some more to play some more!

How many of you remember those hand clapping games we used to play as kids? We would play for hours and create our own versions, well here is my adult version.

It is official (word from doctor) we have the flu! Yikes, no wonder we can not stay awake. My over active 8 year old son has not been out of bed in a FULL 5 days! Only to go to the bathroom and that is it. If you knew him you would not believe me, but it is true.

But the good news is that we are all starting to feel a little bit better, I am even able to do a bit of surfing (on the lap top in bed) and I plan to check out all the samples for the bloggers challenge as well as catch up on the sketch challenge for the week. So I am off to check out both and post the new samples for this weeks sketch. Got to hurry before I run out of energy!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sketch Challenge Card 8 cards.

I am gonna try to post the sketch challenge cards if I can. I am soooo sick that I can barely keep my head up. But I don't want to fall back to sleep right now because my son is throwing up and I need to be here for him. Our whole house is sick and it is a bad one. I have absolutely no energy at all so instead of wasting the little I have with this silly typing I will try to put the links in. Sorry nothing from me --haven't stepped foot in the studio since Monday!


Monday, March 10, 2008

Your a Blast and a Monday Sketch card from Brenda.

OK, I am such a dork! I was originally going to post this with my sketch today since I used my sketch for inspiration when I did this. But when I went to post the details I thought -no way- it it too far off from the sketch I better wait, plus it is for a swap that has not been sent to all the participates yet, but being the dork that I am I accidentally hit a hot key that I have now learned is a short cut for posting! I hit edit post immediately but did not realize that while I was editing the post it showed up on my blog and on the various readers. So when I finally re-published the post I guess I made a few people feel like they were loosing their mind, so I decide to post it again! (since I was gonna post Brenda's card anyway -- see end of post for her link) Clear as mud? So here is the card (again, for some).........




It is another Pun Fun card. It uses the embossed marker/chalk technique where you stamp the image--color it in and then go over the parts you want embossed with a Versa Marker and clear emboss. So the rocket is shinny in real life. This was such a fun card to make.

Stamp Set(s): Pun Fun, In the Stars
Colors Used: Blue Bayou, Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow and Whisper White
Accessories: chalks, clear embossing powder, versamarker, star punch word window punch small hand held star punch
Technique: Embossed Markers and Chalks



And new here is Brenda's Card too.

Brenda at Memories by Brenda


Come on this one is soooo easy I expect a ton of people to play! Are you up to the challenge?



Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #8

Wow! Can you believe it has been eight weeks already! Time flies when you are having fun and I am having fun with these. It has been wonderful to see everyone's creations and as usual I thank you for participating. Hope you have fun with this one.


I made two cards for todays sketch and kept them both quite simple actually. This one uses the new set in the Occasions mini catalog called For Father. Is that dog not the most precious thing you ever seen? The inside of this card says ALREADY, because I am giving it to someone who is moving away. Other supplies used are: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel and Whisper White card stock. Outlaw paper (retired), black brads, small and large oval punches, colored pencils and blender pen. Basic Black and Chocolate Chip ink.




This next card is of course my favorite set -- Pun Fun!. This is just such a useful set. I have made quite a few cards with it and have not even come close to running out of ideas. The base of this card is Basic Black followed by Whisper White, Basic Grey and then some dark Grey paper from Scrap in a Snap (yikes, that is a blast from the past). The "stink" is from the Bronc Buster set! I think it is so cute. I went over it with a clear gel pen to make it stand out more. The little flowers in the corner are pearly sequins with red brads in the middle. Other items used: Real Red card stock, small and large oval punches, word window punch, square scallop punch, ric rack ribbon, half pearl and Prima flower.





And now on to the other participants for this weeks sketch. These guys rock! You will want to check out each and every one of their blogs to see what they have in store for you this week.


Claudia at Stamping in Columbus, GA


Kerry at Three Clovers Designs


Lisa at Splendiferous Creations



Bev on Splitcoaststampers


Adair on Splitcoaststampers


Pat on the Technique Trail


As always I encourage you to play along. You can post it anywhere you want, you don't have to have a blog to play. If you post on Splitcoaststampers please use the keyword TSSC8. Don't forget to leave me a comment with the link so I can post it on here too. Can't wait to see what you come up with. And most importantly have fun.




Last few for Luchtimetime Sketch Challenge #7

Here are a couple more for last weeks sketch and this week is due up in about an hour. I am loving this week's sketch so be sure to stop back and check it out.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Birthday Whimsy

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I love these colors together. This card was done for today FS57 challenge on SCS. What a fun layout. I am so sorry that these sets will be retired so soon. My inspiration for this card can be found here.


Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, So Many Scallops
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou,Whisper White and River Rock
Ink: Blue Bayou and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: cuttlebug, brads, scallop punch, circle punch and river rock double stitch ribbon

You Rock!

When every I see a gnome image I always think of this saying. Guess because they are generally made of rock. Anyway, this was for a mystery image swap on one of my groups. Fun challenge, the hostess sent us all the same image and then we need to make a card with it and send it off to our partner. I have to admit I was a bit stumped with this. I was not sure where to go with it, you see I really have a difficult time with an image that I did not stamp! Weird, I have joined many image swaps over the years and they are all still sitting around in the envelops they came in. Every now and then I open them and looks and say "oh, I love that image"--but then I put it back in the envelope and move on, lol. Anyway, I look forward to doing more of these challenges. Here is my card.




This little guys really is cute! I loved the layout but it sure seemed like the three strips needed something but I could not figure out what. I thought that stitching or piercing would be too much. But it still seems, well, plain. I have no idea who makes the gnome images and the words are done by hand. All other products are SU.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

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Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #7

Friday, March 7, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #7


Oh my goodness, I almost miss this one. My browser is doing funky things like grouping my e-mails and I didn't realize it. So I am finding e-mails that come in today mixed with e-mails that came in days ago and they are grouped so I only see the first one unless I click on the little x! I can not for the life of me figure out how to stop this! If anyone has any idea please let me know--I use Thunderbird and it is constantly updating itself and changing things. Anyway don't miss this adorable card by



Laurie at Stamping for Gods Glory


I told you it was cute!


Bloggers Challenge #37

I was surfing around SUDSOL the other day and came upon this super easy template and thought it was just adorable so when this weeks Blogger's Challenge was to make a different shaped card I knew I was gonna try this one. I am really pleased with the results. And the good news for all of you is that I normally would not be able to share the template because it is on SUDSOL (a demonstrator only site that you pay/earn) but after doing a google search of the person that shared on there I found that she had a blog and better yet she has a tutorial for the card there too! So thanks goes out to Jana Mays for the inspiration! Click here .....for the tutorial.

And now for my versions of it. I want to try a few more of these because they really are fun. When the card is open it stands up by it self! But it folds down to fit into a regular sized envelope too!






This is the card open.



And here it is closed. I am so glad that I pulled out this set to use, I fell in love with it when I seen many of you (Pat Huntoon comes to mind immediately) creating wonderful samples but then I only used it twice and it has been on the shelf.

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black, Whisper White and Bali Breeze DP
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Paper Piercer, brad, glitter, Cherished Memories rub-ons.


Don't forget to click on the logo on my side bar to see all of the other players and what they came up with -- should be a lot of wonderful creations so get your cup of coffee and relax as you are inspired! TGIF! Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Merci and More Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challeng #7 cards.



I really don't like this set but since in was free -- ya got to give it a try, right? This is my first attempt. I think one of the things I don't like about the samples I have seen with this is the way this stamp looks colored in????? I really have not seen too many samples so that don't mean much, lol. Hence the reason I have NOT colored this in.

Stamp Sets: Merci and Simple Sayings II
Paper: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red and Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Rose Red
Other: Paper piercer, markers, brads and coluzzle cutting system


And now for a couple more sketch challenge cards.....

Pat at The Eagle's Nest



Colleen at Colleen Benbetto's Weblog


Thanks ladies! Are you gonna play this week? Here is the original post if you want to get the details.



Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Sketch Number 7 players

Yippee.....

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Always First


I have wanted this set since the new catalog came out and I finally got it. I was actually mounting as I was using -- not that that is uncommon for me, lol. This was for todays CC156 challenge. The colors are Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. Great combo - give it a try.

Stamps: Always, One of a Kind
Paper: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: BoHo punch, so saffron brads, label punch, circle and oval punches, cuttlebug, wasabi double stitched ribbon

Brenda is playing too!

Here is Brenda's card for yesterday's sketch challenge. Where is yours???????

Brenda at Memories by Brenda

In case you missed the original post you can find it here.





Monday, March 3, 2008

Mouse and Chick -- strange combo


This was for the chat and challenge on SUDSOL. I only had 20 minutes from start to finish, you can kind of tell, lol. I do like the card tough. The mouse is holding the balloon from Birthday Whimsy set made to look like a big egg. The little chick is from Nursery Necessities and the words are from the Love and Happiness rub ons. Fun card.

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #7

Can you believe it has already been 7 weeks since I started the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! I am so enjoying seeing all the samples that are being made with on sketch. I truly believe that using challenges will help even the most seasoned stampers to think outside of the box while helping new stampers come up with their own style and have a starting point. So no matter where you are in your stamping these sketches are for you! Thanks for all the people that have been playing along each week -- great job. Now on to this weeks sketch.......




My card is a pretty simple one but I am pretty happy with it. The colors are Blue Bayou and Bashful Blue along with Whisper White for accents. The one of a kind strip stamp is from Hero Arts. It is a great set with four different saying done in the same style. I thought it would be a fun way to bring in the strips that are on the sketch. the flower is from the SAB set Friendship Blooms which I was not going to get because it is "another flower" set but I am soooo glad I did, it is a great set--so fun. I cut and embossed the squares with my Nestibillites dies. The flowers are cut out and the white square and flower are popped up. I added a row of paper piercing on both the top and bottom. The burst eyelets have been in my stash for more than a year and have no packaging so I have no idea, sorry.




Here are the other talented artists and their samples for your viewing pleasure.........

Kim at Kim's Basement Stamping


Claudia at Stamping in Columbus GA


Lisa at Splendiferous Creations


Kerry at Three Clovers Designs


Margaret at Fun Stamping with Margaret





As always I encourage you to play along. You can post it anywhere you want, you don't have to have a blog to play. If you post on Splitcoaststampers please use the keyword TSSC7. Don't forget to leave me a comment with the link so I can post it on here too. Can't wait to see what you come up with. And most importantly have fun.

Last ones for sketch 6

Last few for sketch number 6. New sketch is due in 2 1/2 hours, get ready!


Terri at Life with Terri



Amber at Ramblings of a Sassy Stamper


Linda on Splitcoaststampers


Thanks again to everyone who played this week! Great samples for us to google over.




Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sketch #6 still coming in...

Here are a couple more for this weeks sketch.


Hetty at Craft Chaos


Jennifer at Glitter in My Hair



Both are wonderful! Thanks for playing ladies.

Coffee and Flowers what could be better?


How brilliant is this? The flowers are from the Simply Said Set and they are being used like steam from the coffee cup in the Pun Fun set! Too cute. This card is actually created for the Featured Stampers challenge on SCS. Here is the card that inspired me. I loved her idea with the flowers coming up from the cup. The only other thing I kept from her card was the strip in the middle with the scallop border. I love how this turned out. The colors are super! I used the East Coast Prep designer papers and the coordinating colors of card stock -- Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Wild Wasabi and Real Red. The coffee cup has been clear embossed to make it look more like a real cup. And the half pearls are added to the flowers on the bottom that have been cut with the BoHo Blossoms flower punch. I finished it all off with the wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon.