Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cards for Kids!

Pat at Cards 4 Kids is in need of 1000 Valentine's Day cards for the children at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

She needs unsigned cards with envelopes or just a post card style card with envelopes for the kids and staff to use. Please again, do not sign the cards, as the kids and staff will be using them for their own Valentine's. She will be offering up some blog candy. Please send her your intent to help at and she will send you her address.

When some of the gals heard about her challenge, they decided to offer up blog candy to sweeten the deal! Jennifer Buck will have some fun treats at her space as will Julie over at Out To Impress, Regina at Hand to Paper and Barbara at Explore. Dream. Discover, so check them out!

Thanks for helping!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Gingerbread House

This is my Gingerbread House for Mercedes contest. I will take a better picture tomorrow when the sun is out. I used my new Stampin' Up! Stamp set "Love you Much" and heart punch which you can now order online from my SU Website.
Let me know what you think!

Stamp set: SU Love you Much
Card Stock: Close to Coco, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Glorious Green, Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Ink: Close to Coco
Other: SU Pink Pirouette Ribbon, SU New heart punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Lg Oval Punch and White Uni-Ball Pen.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Page Maps Card Contest!

This is my first time that I designed a card based on the PageMaps Blog sketch. I used an old Stampin' Up! butterfly stamp which I love...anything butterfly or dragonfly my heart has a soft spot for. I used my white uni-ball pen for the dots and I colored the inside of the wings with Pearl Ex color Duo Red-Blue and Stickled the lines with turquoise. The center blue blings are from The Dollar Store...Got to love The Dollar Store! The floral paper used was Gartner Studios stationary, I cut the border off, pieced it together, cut out some extras to add dimension and added some yellow Stickles for a little sparkle. My Butterfly also open so I could put a little photo and/or message inside.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: SU, Stipple Butterfly, SU Kindness Shared and SU Live Your Dream
Card Stock:SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Lavender Lace and SU Certain Celery
Ink: SU Basic Black, Vera Mark
Other: Turquoise and Yellow Stickles, White Uni-Ball Pen, Black Velvet Ribbon, Pearl Ex color Duo Red-Blue, Blue bling from The Dollar Store, Martha Stewart border punch

I Won Again!

Oh my, I can not believe that my monkey card won "The Card of the Week " at the 2 Sketches 4 You. I won Gelly Roll Sardust Pens from Sakura of America, that's way cool! Tomorrow the girls will be posting another sketch beside a bonus one. Everyone should hop on over and play along, who knows, maybe you will be the lucky one to win "The Card of the Week!"

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, That's Me!

Oh, I'm so excited, Look what I won from the Black and Gray and a splash of color challenge at Stampers Dream. Thank you so much Michelle, you made my day!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Kazan's Sketch #16

This is my take on this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You. I kept it going with the Hawaiian theme being that Kazan and her family celebrated Christmas on the Island. I thought Laura went too but she is at home in cold Colorado. I love this monkey set from Stampin' Up!, you can make such fun cards with it.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: SU Monkey Business
Card Stock: Close to Coco, Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Old Olive
Other: Raffia, Martha Stewart's Punch and Michaels $1.00 punch

Thursday, December 18, 2008

CBC46 Belli Challenge #46

This my card for the Belli Challenge. All I used was pretty wrapping paper and cool silver yarn. It was a very easy and fast card to make.

These are the rules for the Belli Challenge:

This weeks, Belli Challenge is to make a project using your wrapping paper. You can make anything you wish and combine challenges with your wrapping paper and it doesn't even have to be Christmas!

Here is what you need to do...
1. Anyone Can Play! Spread the Word! :)
2. Make a completed project with ANY WRAPPING PAPER. Share the link here in the comments linking to my Blog and CBC46. When you post to Splitcoaststampers or to your Blog, be sure and put CBC46 as the KEYWORD and mention of the challenge - with a link!
3. I will do a drawing and the person whose name I draw will get an assortment of Designer Papers! 4. You can have an extra opportunity to win from Lorie Ames if you link your creation here on my Blog AND on Lorie's Blog!

Stamp Set: None
Inks: None
Card Stock: Whisper White
Other: Wrapping paper and silver yarn

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Laura's Sketch #15

I made this cute dragonfly card from Laura's sketch #15. I used three different SU stamp sets. The blades of grass is from a set called Inspired by Nature, the dragon fly is from the hostess level 1 called Organic Grace and the So glad we're friends is from a hostess level 1 called Best yet. I made the cattails from SU's Horizontal Slot Punch. The wings of the dragonfly's have stickle on them and I also cut and layered the wings out of sheer ribbon.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, Hostess level 1 Organic Grace and Hostess level 1 Best yet.
Card Stock:Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Black Stazon, Close to Coco and Kiwi Kiss
Other: SU's Curly Lable Punch, Horizontal Punch 1-1/4 Circle Punch and 3/4 Circle Punch, Satin Ribbon, Big Shot Top Note Die Misc. Sheer Ribbon, Stickles

Black and Gray Challenge

This is my card for The Stampers Dream Dreamy Black and Gray Challenge. The rules are to used black, gray and some white with a splash of color and some bling. You can not see how much my gray card stock sparkles in this picture, or the glitter of the stickles. It is raining this morning so I can't take the shot outside....bummer! I will post a better picture later!
Thanks for looking,

Stamp Set: SU Polor Bears
Ink: Black Stazon
Card Stock: SU Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red along with Kelly's Papers Shiny Gray Card Stock
Other: Stickles, Michael's Ribbon and $100 punch

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kazan's Sketch #15

Here is my card for the 2 Sketches 4 you. The image is embossed in black, the sky is sponged with More Mustard and Tangerine Tango. The punches are Martha Stewart's Butterfly and Branch. I water colored black around the edge of the card and butterfly's.
Now I'm off to bed.
Thanks for looking!

Stamp:Nature Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard and Tangerine Tango
Card Stock: Basic Black
More Mustard and Yo Yo Yellow
Other: Stampin' Up! 1/2" Circle Punch and Trio Flower Punch, Ribbon from Michaels and Black Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart's Butterfly and Branch Punch.

Stamp Something Red, Gold, Green Challenge

Here is my Stamp Something Red, Gold and Green Challenge. I made a card like this awhile back but this time decided to jazz it up a bit. I think I went a little crazy with the glitter glue. My tree has pieces of ribbon wrapped around it. Thanks for looking and have a nice Saturday!

Stamp Set: Big on Christmas
Card Stock: Whisper White, Red Red, Old Olive and Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Stazon, Red Red and Old Olive
Other: Stampin' Up! 1-1/4" square punch and 1/2" circle punch, Stickles red, crystal, patina, yellow and copper, Michaels ribbon and Martha Stewarts glitter

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Playing for change

I know that this is not stamping related but, everyone must view this video. It is 5 minutes long but well worth the time. This video is so amazing, the work that it took to create it, just blows me away.
Playing for Change Foundation works at connecting and building art/music schools around the world.
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snow Something Challenge

I love this bear set It's an old set called Bear Necessities from Stampin' Up! I made this one for for the Stamp Something Snow Challenge. It was a fun card to make. All of my bears have different dimensions. This year, I am so hooked on the browns and reds for my winter colors which surprises me since I usually go for the blues. The background stamp is SU Snowburst and the small snow flakes punch is from Michael's $1.00 bin.

Stamp Sets: Snowburst, Bear Necessities and Riveting
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Close to Coco and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Brown Stazon, Riding Hood Red and Close to Coco
Other: Martha Stewart's Glitter, Michael's $1.00 punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45

Here is the card that I created using the Taylor's Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45. Again, this sketch was created by Cindy Lawrence. You must check out her blog The Creative Closet! , she just posted another adorable card following this sketch.
Now looking at my card, you really can't see it but, I sponged a blue sky and some green grass in the white oval.

Stamp Set: A Flower for all Season
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, DCWV Printed Card Stock
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun
Other: SU Rhinestone Circle Ice Brads, SU Satin Ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Nestibilities Scallop Ovals

Friday, December 5, 2008

Laura's Sketch #14

This is the card that I made from Laura's Sketch #14. This is my first time doing one of their sketches. The only thing that I changed was putting the bow on the right and the message and the top left. I hope that my card will still count for their challenge. I made this cute baby card to give to a friend who just had a baby girl. Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: Bundle of Joy and Unfrogettable
Card Stock: Craft, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Ink: VeraMark, Blush Blossom, Purely Pomegranate, Apricot Appeal
Other: Lace, small heart punch, pink ribbon, Copper Embossing Powder and Stampin' Up! Scallop Edge and Trio Flower punch.

Taylor Expressions Cupcake Challenge #45

Okay girls, here is Taylor's challenge. Today's sketch was created by Cindy Lawrence. Check out her blog The Creative Closet! , she has so many great projects posted. I love her work. I will post my card later.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kristina Werner Design Color Inspiration

This my card for the KWarnerDesign Color Inspiration. I'm not loving my card but I am loving the colors. I will try again next week and hopefully do better.

Stamp Set: Small Script and Holiday Lineup
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Certain Celery and Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal and Pumpkin Pie
Other: Martha Stewarts Snowflake Punch

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Diva Coffee Break Design Team #104

This week, Heidi Challenged us with this color combo. I decided to made a Birthday card for my friend Sheryl. The little bell flowers are from a cheapo $1.00 bell punch. I'm really liking how all the colors blend together. Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: Think Happy Thoughts, Live your Dream and Pocket Silhouettes
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun
Other: Michael's $1.00 bell punch, Green Spool O' Ribbon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mojo Madness Contest #63

Today, I came across Julee's blog at Poetic Artistry where a new sketch is posted every Monday. This is my first time trying one. This card was made from sketch #63. I'm really liking this Always set by Stampin' Up! You can make such elegant cards. I plan to play along next week so be sure to check back because I will post her new sketch so you can play along too.

Stamp Set: Always
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Close to Coco, Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Stampin' Up! Double-Stitched Ribbon River Rock, Martha Stewart's Punch, Stamp-n Stuff Penny Copper Embossing Powder