Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
The LSC today at SCS was a 3D project, making a milk carton. The template for making one is on SCS.
My mother is fabulously musical. She has played everything from the drums to piano and organ. She has played professionally, even as a kid. Her first job was in a store, playing new sheet music to get people to buy it!! This is the reason for the strip of Paper Patch musical Valentine paper around the center of the carton. This will be for her, filled with cherry cordial Kisses, her favorite candy (and mine)!
Of course I had to use RED paper and ribbon. The lace, daisy and heart button were added because she is still very girlie!! She will like this ... I hope you do too. Have a great day.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The challenge is to make a card or project using flowers and butterflies.
The set I used is called Spring Blessings. I love these beautiful tulips...don't they just say SPRING??? I painted the flowers in shades of pink and green, of course. I topped it off with punched butterflies and the wonderful punch of leaves. The opening was cut with my CM cutting system, and I added some gold domes to the butterflies.
The WT challenge on SCS today is to use fabric. Twill fabric tape counts, doesn't it? I used twill to tie the card, and a new digi design by THS called Little Miracle. I hope you like it!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This Blog Award was sent by Fern, my buddy from the Creative Belli challenge. She told me I had to list 10 things that Knock My Socks Off. Here they are: Hubby; friends and family; crafting; coffee; music; candy; my computer; designer paper; stamps of any kind; being chosen Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers! How's that for a list!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
This week I am the hostess for the Doubledog Dare Challenge. I DARED the group, and I DARE you, to make a card or a project with a frame.
As you can see, I went the card route. The image is watercolored in blush, pink, and melon, and of course celery for the leaves. There is a ribbon with a RED heart stick pin for embellishment. We would love to have you join us this week, and every week. Please put DDC in your keyword when you upload.
This is also for the Color Challenge this week at SCS. Have a great day!
Monday, January 25, 2010
The RESQ Challenge this week is to use the Salted Background Technique. I did this once before, but had to check the resources section of SCS to remind me how to do it.
It seemed to work really well for a maritime/nautical theme, so here it is. Denise would want me to ask you to take part in this fun one .... she is on a cruise right this minute!!! Please add RESQ30 to your keyword and upload to her blog here : http://resqchallenge.blogspot.com/
This is also for the StampinB's challenge. Joanne (jojot) challenged everyone to make a card with a nautical theme.http://stampinbsdesignteam.blogspot.com/
This is going to my friend Judi's DH, Danny, who fell yesterday and broke his arm, which they can't cast until the swelling is gone. He will be uncomfortable for a number of days. I hope this will cheer him. Thanks for looking.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Today I am happy to pass the Featured Stamper crown (or in this case it should be a TIARA) to Karen Barber!!
Karen's gallery is so lovely.... she makes cards with fabulously colored and cut out flowers, and her square cards just knock me out!! On top of that, she is one of the nicest people!
Karen, I hope you like what I have done with your beautiful card called "Dance of the Butterflies". Enjoy your so deserved week of FAME!! I'll be back to case more ... I saved nine on the first half of her first page!! WOW!
I couldn't CASE just one of Karen's cards ... they are like potato chips. Once you see her gallery, making one is not enough. Here is the second card.
I kept a lot, changed a lot, and even though it looks pretty simple, it took a long time. I guess that's because of the changes I made, but also I cut my right thumb on a tin can last night. Of course, I'm right handed. Picking up those darn brads was impossible...that goodness for tweezers! Karen, I hope you like this one too!!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Here is Judi's blog:http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com/
Go and take a look at all the fabulous stuff she is willing to give away!!! Her blog is wonderful, her projects are AWESOME, and she is one of the nicest people in the world (even if she does live on the opposite coast to me!!)
You will find it so easy to comment on her uploads, and at the same time you might win this treasure trove of goodies. Tell Judi I sent you!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Treehouse Thursday Challenge (THT033):
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Since we are practically all making Valentines this time of year, using hearts is so easy. You probably have a stack of rubber hearts on your table right now!! Not to mention RED ink!
I used the faux tile technique with a filigree bg in rose RED. Are you shocked that it's not REAL RED? I bought this image in a grab bag, and after some punching, added a flower from Both Way Blossoms. Please join us. Upload using CBC, and link your card here:http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com/. Have fun with it, and check out what the girls of the DT have done!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
My driveway is a sheet of ice, and it's snowing AGAIN! I'm not going to be able to leave the house, so I called Tiffany's to let them know. They sent their ambassador of goodwill and good gifts to my home! ( Must be because of my being FS this week, with my elevated status!) When I opened the beautiful Tiffany's box, to my utter surprise, inside was a lovely and expensive RED ruby ring!! See the next photo, how the box opens so you can see the beautiful gift!
Instead of joining the teapartiers today, I'll be having a big glass of RED wine, and admiring my BAUBLE!
This image is a new digi from http://www.treehousestamps.com/ called Beary Birthday. be sure to check out all the new stamps there! Tell Ashley I sent you!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Still feeling the afterglow from yesterday! What a fun time!!
This card is for two challenges, the Technique Lovers (brick wall) and the Clean and Simple. The CAS requirements were to use white, teal, and one other color. I think something is missing. I can't figure out what that something might be. I welcome all suggestions. Apparently my thinking cap has been left somewhere in my house, and I have yet to find it.
Have a great day. I may come back to do another, different, better job. Who knows?
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
The challenge this morning at SCS was to make a Tiny card and treat for Valentine's Day. This card measures 2 1/2" square. That's tiny!!
I'll make a bunch of these treats for the grands. I won't be seeing them on Valentine's Day, but I will be seeing them the week before as we celebrate 3 family birthdays. One of the birthdays is DH's. He was born on Feb. 14th!! And what a sweetheart he is.
We are off for the day. Have a good one. I'll check in with all of you tomorrow!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
In November, I bought this Whipper Snapper stamp. I love their images .... always cute, and they stamp so crisply. I made this card for the sketch challenge on SCS this morning.
I had a good time painting, sponging, punching, stamping .... and maybe I got a little carried away. I kept adding things, and couldn't seem to stop. Now that it's done and uploaded, I think I really like it. I hope you do too.
Ages ago, when the Dollar Store in my area had some good stuff, I bought a whole bunch of pkgs of Miss Elizabeth paper. I decided to finally open it up, and the quality of it is fabulous!! I didn't realize I had bought so much ... but now I am thrilled that I did. Each series has all paper that matches! And not that thin stuff, either. You'll be seeing a lot of it in all different patterns.
Have a great day. DH and I are off for errands, and lunch out (YAY!), so I'll diet tomorrow!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The DDC hostess is Anne (Itsapassion), who DARED us to combine 4 challenges. When you join us, please put DDC in your keyword. I used:
CC253, Razz, pink, choc.
CAS, one layer
My family came to the US in 1644, to Hampton Falls, NH, where the teaparty is scheduled to happen, so maybe I am the Annie they are talking about. I am afraid of heights, so I don't climb ladders for any amount of money. I pick up apples after they fall. I have made applesauce (after removing the worms) for the teapartiers, and also applesauce muffins and cake. Let the party begin!
Here is a sneak peek of a new set called "Chocoholic" by http://www.treehousestamps.com/. This is only one of the images that will be available after midnight the 14th of January (this Thursday), and you can guess what else will be included! Is there any one of is that is NOT a chocoholic?????
I made this card for the CC today, and I just love the combinatiion of colors: Razzberry, pink, and chocolate chip. I used my CB folder Houndstooth, a piece of gorgeous ribbon, and added some stickles to the yummy berries on top of the cake.
Thanks for joining me here today, and if you have time for a chuckle, check out what I posted below last night for a challenge!! Have a great day!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
after midnight January 14th. In the coming days I'll give you a few more peeks. This set is perfect for Valentine's Day, and any time you want to treat someone to something sweet!!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
The Inspiration Challenge this morning at SCS is a wonderful website that has a variety of fabulous images. I chose one with the title above.
I have a number of Valentines yet to make, and one was for my friend Mary's granddaughter, Katie, who just turned two. Her Mommy is also my goddaughter, and we send each other cards a lot. I thought this sweet little pair of RED t-strap shoes was perfect for her with a RED ribbon and a lacy punch side. Katie can carry it around safely.
Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you all!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Our hostess for the Doubledog Dare Challenge this week is Charlene (LilLuvsStampin), who DARED us to use the faux tile technique. This is really fun, and I hadn't done it in a long time. Please join us, and be sure to add DDC to your keyword on SCS.
This is also for the SC today. What a fun sketch!! I just got this adorable Snag'em stamp (available at Treehouse Stamps.....go to my sidebar to click on the store!), and had to use it right away!! i might add that THS has a new group of digital stamps and a number of stamps on sale. Check them out. Have a great day, all, and please look below at the Belli Challenge!!!