Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Goodie Bag

Guess what I did today? I finished up the goodie bags for my Stampin' Up! gals.  They are a fine bunch and they deserve a little something. I can't show you what's inside but I can show you the bag.
Bet you wish you were one of these ladies now, don't you?
Now off to work I go. It's gonna be a busy day. Got an order for 14 extra large pizza for 6pm. Can you say fun? NOT!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mojo Scrapmaster Medallion

Wow, two posts in one day! Hahaha! This card is actually from Mondays challenges that I tried to do on Monday but something got in the way. I forget what it was, funny cause that was only 3 days ago. Must be sign of ...

Anyhoo, I used Mojo Mondays sketch, Scrapmaster's Paradise colours (oops, that was last weeks), and Splitcoast Stampers Monday technique - emboss resist. I also turned them into this month's thank you friend cards for my Stampin' Up! class.  I love the way it turned out. I love everything about it really.
Stamp Set: Medallion, Say it with Scallops
Colours: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Sahara Sand DSP
Ink: Versamark, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: ribbon, pearls, scallop square punch, heat tool, clear emboss powder, sponge dauber

Christmas Treats

I'mmm baaack! Sorry again that I've been away for so long. I was busy getting the treat projects for my niece, nephew and John's grand-daughter ready for shipment. I hope they like it. It's not as great as last year's "Snowman Poop" project but I still like this one. It was easy to do, just time consuming when you have to make 86 of them.

 That's only a few of them. They wouldn't all fit nicely on the camera to take a shot of the whole bunch.  I cased this idea from Dawn Griffith. I love her and her projects!

I also had to make 86 Christmas cards for the kids to pass on to their friends at school. I didn't make this  easy on my self. I love punch pals, we make at least one card every month at my Stampin' Up! class. I made 59 mouse caroling mini cards and 27 reindeer ones that I forgot to take a pic of (so mad about that).

 But these are the original ones that I cased from Carol. The animals are the same size but the cards were 4x3 1/2 and there was only one DSP. The reindeer antlers are different too, I didn't feel like Cuttlebug 54 of them, so I used Martha Stewart's "twig" punch. Very cute!

I hope you enjoyed the share and understand why it took so long to get back here.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Colour Q Mercy Fairy

The Tuesday challenges are complete. My brain hurts. The colour challenges from Colour Q are usually nice and easy and I wouldn't of had a problem till the Pumpkin Pie is thrown in there.  And then to make it work with Mercy Tuesday's sketch challenge, which I considered nice and easy. Took me over an hour to figure it all out. Tried this layer in this colour, ugh! So tried a different layer with different colour and on and on and on. I made alot of scrap pieces just to get it right. I happy with the way it turned out but I still wish the Pumpkin Pie wasn't added to the mix.

She's a cute little fairy from Inkadinkado stamp set I bought a very long time ago.
Stamp set:Beautiful Fairies
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Marker: Blush Blossom
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cassies Brocade folder, oval nestie, scallop oval nestie, beautiful butterfly die,aquapainter, ribbon, glue dots, sponge daubers

Diva Coffee Throwdown

Since I had the day off today instead of yesterday, which is actually annoying since I had big plans for last night, but I'll get over it by stamping to my hearts content all day and all night. Well, maybe not all day, I had to eat and watch Law and Order SVU! I made two cards this afternoon anyway, and  that is my point. There were alot of challenges to choose from for Wednesday, but I, of course want a sketch and a colour challenge. So I picked Diva Coffee Break sketch and Colour Throwdown.

I was thinking great fall colours, even though we woke up to snow and cold this morning, which was 4:16 am for me today ( I went back to bed at 6:00 am after I checked out the challenges). I haven't used this stamp set in a long, long while. I think this card turned out manly and for any occasion really. "From the heart" can mean anything right, like I love you from the heart, my sympathies from the heart, thinking of you from the heart, thank you.
Hope you likey!
Stamp set: Autumn Days, Many Merry Messages
Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Ealry Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze
Markers: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Punches (1 1/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle, 1 3/4 circle), dimensional, Stickles (crystal Ice)

Tre-Day Splitcoast Challenges

As the title implies, it's a three-in-one challenge card all made using Splitcoaststampers challenges. Monday's challenge was to use the technique W.I.S.H (water, ink, spray, hold). Tuesday's challenge was a colour combo challenge using Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz. And finally, Wednesday's challenge is a sketch. I wasn't too crazy about the layout but I managed to pull something together. The more I stare at the card, the more I am liking it. I also included the Simon Says challenge...Sparkle! That part was easy once I figure out which stamped image I was going to use.
I had stamped these little guys last year (at least I'm hoping it wasn't the year before, but quite possible) using one of my stampin' gals stamp. I have 4 more to use up.
Stamp set: Not sure
Card Stock: Naturals white, Whisper white, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz.
Ink: Perfect Plum
Markers: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Real Red, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sledding folder, Snowflake folder, Stickles (Silver Ice and Crystal Ice), Crystal effect, page protector, sponge dauber

Monday, November 15, 2010

Oh Beautiful Luminary

I was planning projects for my Christmas party for my Stampin Gals. I knew I wanted to do this, and to do that, and I came up with four easy to complete projects. And then I remembered one of the gals (thanks Lorna) sending me a link on luminaries and thought, "that is a good project". So I get started on figuring out my dimensions, which DSP papers I was going to use. Then I make a dummy out of scrap paper, but I complicated things because I was putting a twist on it. I was adding a "drawer" to store 4 tea lights.
I am keeping notes because if I want to reproduce it and let my gals reproduce it, I need kind of a tutorial, a step by step guide. I don't know exactly how long it took me to do all this but by the time I finished my actual luminary, it was time to get ready for work. I had long ago given up on the tutorial since things were not going my way as easily as I wanted. And I knew that no one at the Christmas party, who might be consuming a bit of alcohol, would want to be doing this, now, complicated project.
So here it is:

I do love it. It came out gorgeous. And I would probably make it again as a gift for someone but not anytime soon.  Maybe after a couple of weeks have gone by and I have forgotten all my frustrations with it. Maybe.

ScrapMaster Mojo W.I.S.H

I was thinking that the challenges that I was going to participate in were going to be a colour combo and a sketch challenge.  But then I visited the Monday Splitcoaststampers Technique challenge, and I thought I'd go for a three-in-one challenge today. I could do this! My only real issue was the Scrapmaster's Paradise Colour Combo Challenge.
 I always sit at my desk and put colour swatches of the colours that I am going to use. These are not pretty colours to put together on big swatches. I could do two of them but these three...
 The technique today was W.I.S.H. which stands for Water, Ink, Spray, Hold. I used a page protector cut open instead of the ziploc bag they suggested. The outcome was stupendous!  These colours and that technique definitely GO together.
Now for the layout.... using these colours...  I used the Mojo Monday sketch.

So here is my card:

Stamp Set: Birthday Bakery
Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Real red and Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy,
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Regal Rose, Wild wasabi, and Basic Gray
Accessories: Small tag punch, large tag punch, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, ribbon, scissors, page protector,aquapainter, dimesionals, glue dots.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simple Sweet Sunday Call

Please don't look at the date of my last post. You looked didn't you! I can't believe how fast time goes by. And I apologize for not keeping you updated on all the fun I was having stamping. Because I didn't stop that, I couldn't. I have too much fun.

Anyhoo, I decided on trying my hand at challenges again and this time I am also trying to rope in some of my good stamping gals. I need to rev things up again for everyone. I do hope that they particpate and that they allow me to post their creations here as well.

The challenges will always be a sketch and a colour combo. This Sunday's challenges are from: Curtain Call and Sweet Sunday Sketches

Here is my creation:

Stamp Set: Simple Friendship
Cards stock: Chocolate Chip, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch, sponge dauber, scissors, dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my update and my craftiness. And I hope to add a few more challenges during the week.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Group Night

These are the cards we made on Group Night January 12, 2010.

I love the new DSP from the Mini Occasions catalogue from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP.
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Aqua painter, ribbon.

I love this card and the Bella Toille background that was stamped off first to mute the Chocolate Chip richness. I know that I cased this from somewhere and I apologize for not paying more attention to the artist and giving them their rightful credit.
Stamp Set: Bella Toille, Wings of Friendship.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nesties circle and scallop circle, ribbon.

This stamp set really is meant for masculine cards. Used watercolour paper to create a full moon sunset. We didn't have much luck in getting the image to stamp dark black; thinking the paper was still too wet but not sure.
Stamp Set: Nature's Silhouette, On your Birthday.
Card Stock: Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Really Rust, So Saffron, Watercolour.
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust.
Accessories: water mister, aqua painter, stamp-ama-jig, sponge dauber, amt pack, piercing tool, brads.

It's a purple card! I made one of these before but instead of purple I used Basic Black with the Kraft. Since I was already using black on another card I wanted to use a different colour. It does look nicer in the black though, I must admit.

Stamp Set: Simple Friendship, Kind and Caring Thoughts.

Card Stock: Kraft, Lovely Lilac, Vellum, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Lovely Lilac.

Accessories: Spray Adhesive, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, ribbon, scissors, dimensional.

Last but not least, out paper craft item was this little notepad with cover. A little time consuming, not my typical paper craft but I've had the tutorial for this one a long while and it was time to use it. I put my little twist on it though, the original didn't have the button latch and it doesn't really need it. It does close properly but I like the look.

Stamp Set: Inspired by Nature

Card Stock: More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions DSP

Ink: Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive.

Accessories: Scoring tool, piercing tool. stamp-ama-jig, corduroy button, gold elastic cord, notepad, sponge daubers

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pile It Eternity in Purple

Another two in one challenge. Crafts 4 Eternity had a real doosy of a challenge for me: using a colour that you don't like. Can you guess which colour that is? If you know me, it's actually a no brainer: PURPLE. And it's funny because every single card that I've made using purple have come out wonderful and spectacular, including this one.

Crafts 4 Eternity challenge was use the sketch, a colour you don't like and rick rack. I've had the rick rack for over a year and never did anything with it but I had to have it.
Then there's the Pile It On! challenge: "Tie it On!" use 3 different ribbons and combine (pile) challenges.

I think this turned out wonderful. I love this stamp set.

Sweet Sunday Stamptacular Friend

This is a dual challenge card using the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #52 and Stamptacular Sunday #42.

This is what I came up with.

I stamped the Damask image first in silver, let it dry and then stamped sentiment in black over top. Funny thing that the silver looks like it was stamped over the black. Maybe it was still a little wet, I don't know but I like it anyway.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Challenges

Since I didn't have to go to Red Deer today, I was able to do two cards today and complete three challenges. I love challenges; it doesn't matter how many people play, not one single card is the same. I love challenges so much that I've invited some of my local Stampin' Up! friends to play along with the three challenges I've picked. I hope everyone plays and displays their creation.

For my first card, I combined the 365 Cards challenge with the Corrosive challenge and came up with this beauty. My favourite two embellishments have got to be ribbon and brads. I love the Simple Friendship butterfly. For this card I even used some Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage DSP that I've had around forever.Stamp Set: Simple Friendship
Card Stock: Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage, Soft Sky, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, sponge dauber, ribbon, brads
And for my next card, I went clean and simple with the Card Positioning Systems sketch. Again using up some Simply Scrappin' but this one is Crew Girl.

Stamp Set: none

Cards Stock: Simply Scrappin' - Crew Girls, Wild Wasabi

Ink: none

Accessories: Simply Scrappin' - Crew Girls

I don't know why there's so much space between the "ingredients" but I can't seem to fix it. I've deleted it al least 4 times, and backspaced a few times in case there was some kind of tab feature but whatever; it'll have to do.

Little Wonder

This is a Saturday multiple challenge card. I didn't have time to post this yesterday, sorry.

I used something new (stamp set)and something from my stash (eyelets) and this sketch from All Sorts. Then, my new all time favourite challenge site, 365 Cards, Day 308 required to stamp on ribbon.
Crazy 4 Challenges #18 specified using polka dots. And finally, the Secret Crafter #64 challenge was themed "New Beginnings"; stroller means new baby to me.

Here's my card:

Stamp Set: Doodle Baby - by Autumn Leaves
Card Stock: Simply Scrappin - Crew Girl: Regal, Rose, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi
Accessories; Cuttlebug, Nesties (scallop circle), Marvy purple circle punch, Baby Stuff eyelets, twill tape, Crop-a-Dile.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Another Multi Challenge

Happy New Year!
Rang in the New Year in great spirits and great hopes. One of my commentator, Cheri had emailed me with a lead to a blog with a list of daily challenges web site link called The Daily Dare. Check it out if you need more challenges to play along with.

So I wake up this morning ready to tackle a multiple challenge card again. So with pen in hand, I start my list: Splitcoast Stampers Friday Limited Supply - where you're limited to 15, using something new, and theme an annual event. 365 Cards - Day 307 - "Five for Friday" using 5 different elements 5 times on the card. KEWL EBKCC13 - colour challenge. Stamp Something - again using something new. And finally Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I was thinking I can do this. HA!

So here's my card:

So I failed the Splitcoast challenge by not completing a card in 15 minutes. Shouldn't have been a problem but being a multiple challenge card it was. Failed the Five for Friday challenge by not being able to use 5 different elements, 5 times. I had 5 points on the Medallion, I used 5 dew drops, there's 5 colours and I was going to put 5 butterflies but not use the stamped image. And that's all I came up with.
In the end I completed 3 of the 5 challenges I set for myself but I'm not giving up. I will try this again in the near future and show you what I come up with.
Stamp Set: Medallion, Always in my Thoughts
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Kraft, Ballet Blue, Bravo Burgandy, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Bravo Burgaandy, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: ribbon, ticket corner punch, aqua painter