Monday, January 26, 2009

Scrap It Forward Challenge #1

Scrap It Forward is a brand new blog site that I'm all excited about. Jenn, Christine and Illyse will host a card and scrap challenge for free goodies as well as a giving to others challenge.This is the card that I made for the card challenge. I used Stampin' Up!'s Raspberry Tart Designer Paper the Heart to Heart Punch and the Love you Much Stamp Set.

Stamps: Love You Much
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral and Raspberry Tart Designer Paper
Inks: Basic Black, White Gel Pen
Other: Heart to Heart Punch, Rose Red Ribbon, Green Rhinestone Brad and Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

For the giving challenge I have a big box filled for the Goodwill. They will be selecting the winners on Feb. 14.

I've been tagged twice!

I can't believe that I've been tagged twice. The first one came from my UK Blog Friend Lorraine who is having a candy giveaway this week so check out her site. The second came from my scrapping friend Ivan at Memories Makers. Now for the task, all I have to do is to pick the 6th picture from the 6th folder in my pictures and post it. It sounds easy except I do not have any Pictures on this computer to share!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Courtney's Challenge #22

This is my first time trying Courtney's sketch, I had so much fun with it. I' m in love with this stamp set and paper, it's perfect for all Valentine projects. I stamped, cut and then water colored my birds, the one in the O has a paper pieced wing. My hearts are punched from the new Heart to Heart Stampin' Up! punch and around the little red hearts I added white dots too. You can't see the sparkle but I did add some Dazzling Diamond glitter to the inside of the love and a purple rhinestone brad to the center of the flower. I'm really happy with the way it turned out!
Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set: Love You Much
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla and Candy Lane Designer Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red , Kiwi Kiss and White Gel Pen
Other: Purple Rhinestone Brad, 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Riding Hood Red, Dazzling Diamond glitter, Heart to Heart Punch, 1/2" Circle punch and 1-1/4" Circle Punch

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kazan's Sketch #18

Kazan from 2 Sketches 4 You created this fun sketch for all to try. One lucky winner will receive a Scor-it. For my card, I used Nana's Kids paper by DCWV. I love the colors and texture, it gives so much dimension to a simple card. The sweet stamp was from one of Stampin' UP!'s last years Celebration sets called So Many Scallops that I stamped on vellum and punched out with my large circle punch . I also circle punched some star and added some buttons with floss tied in the centers. I always have the best time creating with Kazan and Laura's sketches, make sure to go to their site to see what the other crafters have posted.

Stamp: SU So Many Scallops
Card Stock: Whisper White, Vellum and Nana's Kids paper by DCWV
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: White Floss, colored buttons and ribbon

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mojo Monday #70

For my Mojo Monday card, I made this cute baby card for baby Sophie. I thought that my stork was absolutely perfect for this layout. The embossed glitter paper is DCWV, the stork and the circles are both from retired Stampin' Up! sets. I punched holes around my Nestie scallop circle and then looped in some pretty pink ribbon.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stamp Something Birthday Challenge

This weeks Stamp Something Challenge is to create a Birthday card! I made this one for a friend who's celebrating his Birthday tonight. I embossed both the cupcake and the B. I used Yellow, Turquoise and Copper Stickles to the cupcake to add a little bling and in the center of the b. The fun Boa ribbon on top is made by Bernat.

Stamp Sets: Sock Monkey and Party Hearty
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Tangerine Tango
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Vera Mark
Other: SU Scallop Punch, Bernat Boa ribbon, Yellow, Turquoise and Copper Stickles , Nestie Scallop Square

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dreamy Challenge

I used Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Card Element Kits to create this card for the Stampers Dream Challenge. The cute Howdy stamp came from a new level 2 SU set called A Little Somethin' and goes well with some of the SU punches. I'm liking how this card took on a country look and I the best part is, I completed it in about 10 minutes which is a first for me.

Stamp Set: A Little Somethin
Card Stock: Simply Sent Card Element Kits, Old Olive and Egg Plant
Ink: Vera Mark, Purple and White Gel Pen
Other: Nestie Scallop Square

Monday, January 12, 2009

This Weeks Stamp Something Challenge!

This weeks Stamp Something Challenge is to make a card without using stamps. For my card, I used the New Stampin' Up! Raspberry Tart designer paper and the heart punch to make my cute butterfly. I'm really loving the color combo in this paper, I think it's becoming my new favorite paper to create with. The Happy Day is a SU Rub-Ons.

Card Stock: SU Rose Red, Raspberry Tart Designer Paper
Other: SU Heart Punch, SU Rub-Ons and Michaels Ribbon

Today's Blog Candy!

*Cuttlebug Challenge is giving you a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cards for Kids!

These are some of the 50 something cards that I made for the Cards 4 Kids, they will be mailed off tomorrow morning. If you would like to join in to help the cause, click here.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Kazan's Sketch #17

This is my take on the Sketches 4 You. I love this new Raspberry Tart Stampin' Up! paper, it's so fun!! My embossed hummingbird came from a new Level 3 stamp set called, "Dream a Little" that will be available for all to earn starting Jan. 19.
Thanks for looking!

Edit: This card was removed for publication in Making Memories For You Feb's Ezine. They are still taking entries until Jan. 31 if you are interested.

Stamp: SU Dream a Little
Card Stock: SU Whisper White, Rose Red, Raspberry Tart Designer Paper
Ink: Vera Mark, Real Red
Other: SU white and clear embossing powder

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mojo Monday #68

This card is one of the last cards that I've made for the Cards 4 Kids cause, I made it from the Mojo Monday sketch. My goal of 50 cards is now complete, I plan to send them off tomorrow. The stamp set used in this card is a Stampin' UP! set called Toucan of my Love....I love this bird, he's so cute! If you plan to play along, all Mojo Monday sketches need to in by noon Jan. 12.

Stamp Set: Toucan of my Love
Card Stock: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Provo Craft leaf print
Inks: Black Stazon, Vera Mark, Almost Amethyst, Perfect Plum, Sage Shadow, Pink Passion
Other:SU Heart Punch, Med. Oval Punch, White Thread, Crystal Stickles

Monday, January 5, 2009

Today's Blog Candy!

Maria will be offering sweet blog candy. You can win two Stamps Away stamps, some ribbons and fibers and a block of designer papers. She will pick a winner Jan. 24

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Something Challenge

This is another card that I did for the Cards 4 Kids, created with the Something New Challenge. The challenge is to use something new to create a card. I used my new Stampin' Up! Stamp set called A Happy Heart. You can still purchase this stamp set in the Holiday Mini until Jan 18 if interested. Winners for this challenge will be picked Jan. 9.

Stamp Set: SU Happy Heart
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion
Other: Pink and whit ribbon from Michaels, Stickles, SU Top Note Die

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!
This is two of the cards that I made for the Cards 4 Kids, it's simple, but cute and sparkly. The glitter cards I bought from Ikea a few years ago. The Fish and the Kangaroo came from an old 2004 SU stamp set called Toucan of My Love. I water colored the fish and then added red and clear glitter glue and threw on some fancy eyes. The Kangaroo is chalked, heart is stickled and fancy eyes were added.