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Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm still here! Just in the Ho, Ho, Ho Spirit!

I was busy with getting ready for Christmas making last minute gifts and visiting relatives. We still have 2 Christmas parties to go to! WoW! Here are some scrapbook pages that went into my parents album this Christmas. My New Year's Resolution is to get caught up in my scrapbooking. So, I'm going to try and show pages at least once a week.

CEDAR POINT - Sandusky, Ohio

My son's first time on a roller coaster was hilarious. He had the BIGGEST grin on his face getting off of the ride. I wish I could get him to smile like that in every day photos. LOL!

My son's birthday is in the middle of the SUMMER! I won't let him wear his sweats to summer camp, but his birthday was different. He had all of his favorite things: sweats, TV, video games, pizza, and ice cream cake!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I'm finishing up a few Christmas cards. I hope they arrive on time! The first 3 cards in this post were made using yesterday's SCS sketch challenge #207.

Stamps: Delicate Tree - Impression Obsession, sentiment - Serendipity, pot - Pink Cat Studio's Limitless Limbs
Paper: chocolate chip, always artichoke DSP, white
Ink: chocolate chip,always artichoke, Palette timber brown
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, brad, dimensionals
Techniques: distressing

This one is going to my brother and his family. Right before school started, my 7 yr old nephew thought it would be neat to stick his tongue in the wall of the freezer. LOL!

Stamps: Mudzie's Predicament - High Hopes, Sentiment - SU's Tiny Talk
Paper: wild wasabi, riding hood red, white, unknown DP, creamy caramel
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers for coloring, SU markers for doodling, word window & circle punches, eyelets, liquid applique

I just love this reindeer from Whipper Snapper. Thanks you to PIF friends!

Stamps: All Tangled Up Reindeer - Whipper Snapper
Paper: creamy caramel, unknown DP, real red, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, Martha Stewart branch punch. red brads

Another High Hopes image from PIF friends. Since I love cats, I may have to break down and get this stamps next year.

Stamps: Jolly Old St. Nick - High Hopes
Paper: real red, real red DSP, basic black, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon, brads, designer label & brads

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gifts, Gifts, and more Gifts

I've been busy making gifts the last few days. This first set was made for the SCS color challenge today.

This is a gift set for my FIL's girlfriend. There is a gift bag, large & small post-it note holders, and an RSVP pen. She LOVES my cards, so I'll give her a new batch, but I wanted more to give her this year. I think I'll make some bookmarks, too, since she likes to read.

Stamps: All Through the Year, Petal Prints, (I can't remember the sentiment set, but it is SU
Color Challenge colors: basic gray, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, not quite navy
Accessories: ribbon, brad, DSP, wide oval punch

This is a set that I made for my mom and my MIL. Each will get 2 gift bags, a perpetual birthday calendar, and birthday cards. Each mom also has another small gift.

These are pocket post-it note holders. They are great for purses. I don't know about other people, but I never have a piece of paper to write on when I need it! These were made for:

bus drivers & aides
doctors & secretaries

This is part of a gift that is a mismatch of items for my friend who won the election last month and her 2 girls. There are altered notebooks, bookmarks, post-it note holders and pens.

The Christmas Spirit

I've been very busy making gifts this year since I have more time and the economy is the way it is right now.

The cats are getting in the holiday spirit... OK... not really. They didn't know what to do. They were paralyzed!!! I think they have recovered though. This first picture is of Princess... out little gifted & hyper active cat.

The 2nd two pictures are of Rockie and a singing snowman. We have all kinds of singing Christmas characters. Just like with Halloween, my DH buys a new one every year. LOL!

Here they are again. Rockie is our very fat and cognitively impaired cat... seriously. Life wouldn't be the same without him. The 2 cats together are quite a pair!

Secret Santa

Last Saturday, we had a reveal party on the PIF chat thread. It was so much fun! My secret santa was Hotwheles! Linda really spoiled me! You can right click on the photo to a get bigger view.

Friday, December 12, 2008

SCS Limited Supply Challenge

Limited Supply Challenge: Reuse & Recycle

Reused: An ATC that was left over from a class incentive program that was really popular a couple of years ago.
Recycled: the ribbon was from mt ribbon scrap bag. The punches were used from my CS scrap bin. I save the smallest scraps. LOL!

Stamps: Sparkling Season, Shapes & Shadows -- SU, sentiment - Serendipity
Paper: real red, real red DSP, green galore, white
Ink: real red, freen galore, summer sun
Accessories: SU markers, brads, ribbon, oval, circle, & designer label punches

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

O Come, Let Us Adore Him

I bought this stamp set 2 or 3 years ago at a stamping convention. I'm not sure, but this may be the first time I used it. It actually has 4 images and works nicely on flip cards. The set comes from Repeat Impressions.

SCS Sketch 206

Stamps: Main images & sentiment - Repeat Impressions, Background Basics - SU
Paper: kiwi kiss, kiwi kiss DSP, riding hood red, so saffron, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, SU ruby red marker, ribbon, scallop edge, scallop circle, circle, and star punches

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

I did it!

Wow! This was way out of my comfort zone! I've never spent so much time and thinking energy on a card before! LOL! Thanks for the challenge! (I'm bummed that the stickles didn't show up on the photo.)

CC196: taken with teal, baja breeze, riding hood red
PCP 12day12 challenge - Use 12 embellsihments

Stamps: Ornamental Christmas - Verve, snow blossom - SU In the Spotlight
Accessories: CB snowflakes (Wish RAK), Martha Stewart Lace punch, ribbon, stickles (on the ornament), rhinestone stickers, snow blossom punch, brads, dimensionals

Sunday, December 7, 2008

SCS Featured Stampers

Featured Stamper: annascreations

*I used the same set but used the flowers instead of the butterflies.
*I changed the color from pink to mustard.
*I used dotted DP instead of a dotted stamped BG.
*I used a scallop nestie instead of a scalloped edge.
*I used ribbon but left off the gems.
* I changed the sentiment and added some dots.

Here's Anna's adorable card.

This also qualifies for a Wish RAK challenge which also happens to be SC125. My Wish RAK item was the white scallop Nestie.

Stamps: Petals & Stems - Verve, sentiment - SU Absolutely Fabulous
Colors: mustard, white
Accessories: ribbon, marker, scallop nestie, dimensionals
Technique: stamping off

Featured Stamper: parisotremba

*I used the same layout.
*I canged the colors and flowers.
*I embellished it differently.

Here's her beautiful card.

Stamps: Time Well Spent, It's Your Birthday
Paper: chocolate chip, cool caribbean, pretty in pink DSP, apricto appeal DSP, white
Accessories: ribbon, SU markers, paper piercer
Techniques: faux stitching

DP cards Inpsired by sf9erfan

These cards were inspired by a set of cards that Michelle, sf9erfan, made with Christmas DP.

Stamps: sentiment - Martha Stewart, snow blossoms - SU In the Spotlight
Paper: baja breeze, riding hood red, white, Basic Grey
Accessories: ribbon, snow blossom punch, brads

Stamps: Tags & More
Paper: regal rose, pretty in pink, green galore, bashful blue, white, DCWV DP
Accessories: SU markers, ribbon, circle & scallop punches, Marvy flower punch, CM custom cutting system, Swiss Dots CB (Wish RAK), brads

18 Days Until Christmas

Here's a card I made for PCP's 10th day of Christmas challenge.

PCP - 12day10
WSD65 - Beate's sketch turned

Stamps: main image - Elzybells UK, sentiment - Gina k
Paper: garden green, riding hood red, white, DCWV DP, wild wasabi DSP
Accessories: Copic markers, SU ,arkers, paper piercer, circle punches, CM custom cutting system, button brads
Technique: faux stitching

Saturday, December 6, 2008

19 days until Christmas!

Stamps: Wreathabella - Stamping Bella (Wish RAK), sentiment 0 SU Short & Sweet
Paper: unknown DP, real red, garden green white
Accessories: Copic markers, SU real red marker, ribbon, circle, designer label and oval punches, photo corner punch (Wish RAK), paper piercer & mat stack

Stamps: Little Lovins - Stamp Oasis/Rubbernecker, sentiment - Gina K Designs
Paper: ballet blue, real red, real red DSP, white
Ink: black, real red, garden green
Accessories: Copic markers, circle punches, ribbon, photo corner punch (Wish RAK), Swiss Dots CB (Wish RAK), dimensionals

Snowflake Pocket Notes

Just some quick thank yous using pocket notes that I made last year. They worked great for gifts from my students.

Stamps: The Snowflake Spot, Snow Flurries, Short & Sweet
Paper: pretty in pink, very vanilla
Ink: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, creamy caramel
Accessories: ribbon, chocolate chip pocket note

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Unknown Snowman - MYSTERY SOLVED!

Do you know who this cutie belongs too? I've searched every internet store and stamp site... and even eBay. I don't know who he is!!! He must be suffering from Amnesia because he can't tell me either. LOL!

Updated: This image is from Sunshine Designs - The Stamp Barn. Thanks leibetty!

I tried another Kittie bow. I've discovered that it's harder working with a stiffer grosgrain with a width of 3/8". This is a double bow. I actually did get the triple bow to work, but it was way too overwhelming on this card.

Stamps: Itty Bitty BGs - SU, Fancy Flexible Phrases - SU, snowman - ???
Paper: green galore, ballet blue, real red DSP, white
Ink: black. ballet blue, real red
Accessories: ribbon, Copic markers, circle punches, dimensionals

Sassy & Seasonal with a Kittie Bow

On the Rubbernecker blog, Kittie747 has some tutorials on ribbon ties and bows. Well, I attempted the triple bow. Somehow I ended up with a double bow! LOL! Good thing I didn't try a double, I would have ended up with an ordinary bow!

I also made this card for the 8th day of Christmas challenges on Paper Craft Planet.

Stamps: Sassy & Seasonal
Paper: riding hood red, riding hood red DSP, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, snowflake CB (Wish RAK), taffeta ribbon, stickles (On all the white fluffy areas on the main image)

A Pink Noel

This was made for the Limited Supplies Challenges on SCS.

  • Only snowflake stamps/images
  • monochromatic
  • bling or sparkle
  • one word sentiment

Stamps: In the Spotlight - SU, sentiment - Hampton Arts
Paper: pretty in pink, pink pirouette, white
Ink: regal rose
Accessories: snowflake CB (Wish RAK), rhinestone stickers, square, snow blossom, oval, circle, & designer label punches, dazzling diamonds, white organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Flaunt It

I was inspired to make this page from one of the Unity Hip Hop challenges. My fat cat, Rockie, will put up with almost anything.

6x6 scrapbook page
Stamps: Hey Chick, Everlasting Romance - Unity
Paper: black, close to cocoa, white
Ink: chocolate chip, black
Accessories: ribbon, dimensionals, CM custom cutting system

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

22 Days until Christmas!

Poor Fluffles. How many years has this happened to him? Hope he doesn't get coal again this year!

Stamps: Fluffles - Stampendous
Paper: real red, white, wild wasabi DSP
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, real red SU marker, Martha Stewart branch punch, ribbon, snowflake brads, crop-o-dile for the centers of the snowflake brads, dimensionals
Challenge: SC205

I've received many nice and cute comments today on SCS about this card. But 2 people just cracked me up! They said they know some people who should get this card. I hadn't thought of that. I just think it's cute. I'm an owner of 2 cats. I know, they own me. But the gray one is always getting into mischief. So this image reminds me of her, Princess. I have some scrapbook pages of her on my blog. It can be found on the side bar in categories: scrapbook.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I can do all things through Christ....

I made another color challenge card. This time with sahara. I needed this verse. This morning was a little crazy at my house... which really is an understatement. Oh my!

Stamps: verse - Verve, Leaves a La Carte wheel - SU
Colors: black, vanilla, sahara sand
Accessories: eyelets, ribbon, photo corner punches (from Wish RAK), marker used with the mat pack

24 Days Until Chritmas!

I tried Julee's Mojo challenge again with the color challenge: black, vanilla, and sahara sand. (I changed it to kraft so it would match my ribbon.)

I'll probably try another one later. At this point, I'm not going to bed. I have to get DS up for school in an hour!!! I couldn't help it. I had so many creative thoughts going through my for all my blogs... mostly my teacher one. They have become a full time job! LOL!

Stamps: Ornamental Christmas - Verve, Polka Dots & Paisley - SU
Colors: very vanilla, black, kraft
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, dazzling diamonds, SU scallop punch, Martha stewart lace edge punch, black marker

You Make A Difference

This is a card I made a couple of years ago. After what I shared on my Bipolar blog a few hours ago, I wanted to post this cutie hedgie. When I made this, I sent it to my son's summer camp teacher.

Stamps: Penny Black, PTI, SU, Hero Arts
Colors: purely pomegranate, kraft, white, black
Accessories: eyelets, ribbon, paper piercer, ticket corner punch, WW crayons

Monday, December 1, 2008

New Verve set and a Mojo Monday Sketch

I used 2 techniques on the snowman: paper piecing and paper tole. The middle and top are popped up on dimensionals and the hat is popped up twice on dimensionals.

I only glanced at the sketch and went back to get the keyword.... oops. We were to embrace the white space and it's for a contest. So, I just might be using this sketch again. :)

Stamps: Snow Wonderful - Verve
Papers: baja breeze, baja breeze DSP, pacific point, pacifi point DSP, white
Ink: black, ruby red, pumpkin pie
Accessories: SU markers, Martha Stewart lace edge punch, riding hood red taffeta ribbon, circle, oval, & designer label SU punches, dimensionals
Techniques: paper piecing, paper tole

Sunday, November 30, 2008

SCS Featured Stamper Cards

Featured Stamper: flowergal36

*same main image
*same torn BG
*used an old layout from Beate
*added some color & embellishments

Here's Dawn's adorable card.

Stamps: Zoofari, Smarty Pants
Paper: basic black, white, rose red, regal rose
Ink: black
Accessories: SU markers, ribbon, brads, dimensionals, word window & oval punches

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Featured Stamper: scrapstampindiva

I used the same layout, sentiment, and Linen and Dotted BGs. I changed the flower set and colors.

Stamps: All the Best, Linen, Polka Dots & Paisley, Happy Everything
Colors: chocolate chip, creamy caramel, regal rose
Accessories: ribbon, Dimensionals

Here's Kendra's beautiful card:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Unity Hip Hop Thanksgiving Color Challenge

Turkey, Cranberry Sauce & Mashed Potatoes - Color Challenge!!!

Make a card or project using Unity stamps in any Brown, Red and Cream.

Stamps: flowers - Unity, senitment - SU Heard from the Heart
Paper: chocolate chip, very vanilla, chocolate chip & riding hood red DSP, unknown SU DP
Ink: chocolate chip, ruby red
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, marker, sponge

Krista's Vase of Flowers

Today's SCS sketch challenge was a fun one! And I love my new stamp from Stamping Bella!!

Stamps: Krista's Vase of Flowers - Stamping Bella, sentiment - SU's Holiday Blitz
Paper: regal rose, rose red, white, DP
Ink: black, brown
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, Copic markers, photo corner & oval punches
Wish RAK Items: DP, photo corner punches

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving a little early to all my American friends!

Riley Gives Thanks

Stamps: Turkey Riley - Hanna Stamps, Fancy Flexible Phrases & Itty Bitty Backgrounds - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, white, SU Round Up DP, Basic Grey DP
Ink: black, creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Accessories: ribbon, brads, CM custom cutting system, circle punch, Copic markers, dimensionals

Little Lovins Pilgrim Girl Gives Thanks

Color Challenge: going gray, really rust, very vanilla
(I changed the very vanilla to white because of the DP and the Pilgrim just needs a white bonnet ;)

Stamps: Little Lovins - Stamp Oasis/Rubbernecker, Tiny Talk - SU
Paper: really rust, going gray, white, Fall Flowers DP
Accessories: basic gray taffeta ribbon, Copic markers, SU markers (dots), dimensionals, CM square maker, SU scallop punch

Friday, November 21, 2008

Unity Hip Hop Thursday Cards

Happy Holidays

I decided to use SC203 one more time for this big Unity reindeer. He IS big! This card measures 5x5.

Stamps: reindeer - Unity, Mini Mates - SU, The Snowflake Spot - SU
Paper: chocolate chip, real red, summer sun, white, CM patterned paper
Ink: black, chocolate chip, craft white
Accessories: eyelet, ribbon, designer label & circle punches
Technique: Out of the Box

Rudolph saves the day!

Stamps: reindeer - Unity, Heard from the Heart - SU, The Snowflake Spot - SU
Paper: cool caribbean, chocolate chip, naturals white
Ink: black, chocolate chip, craft white
Accessories: liquid applique, ribbon, Copic markers, dimensionals

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

She'd been drinking too much egg nog,
And we begged her not to go.
But she'd left her medication,
So she stumbled out the door into the snow.

When they found her Christmas mornin',
At the scene of the attack.
There were hoof prints on her forehead,
And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer
Walking home from our house Christmas Eve
You can say there's no such thing as Santa,
But as for me and Grandpa, we believe.

Written by Randy Brooks

This is another SCS sketch challenge card but on an A2 size.

Stamps: Rodney Reindeer - Whipper Snapper
Paper: black white, real red, CM patterned paper
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers, black CM marker

Sentiment and hooves were computer generated.

36 Days Until Christmas!

This card was made using today's sketch challenge. I just love these elves from Close to My Heart.

Stamps: Merry Pursuits - CTMH, candy - Martha Stewart
Paper: real red, real red DSP, green galore, white
Ink: black, riding hood red
Accessories: Copic markers, ribbon

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It feels like January!

I'm just amazed at the weather recently. It feels more like January than November. We had about an hour of sunshine today. I've missed it!! These are good days to snuggle in a blanket, read a good book and drink hot cocoa or hot spiced apple cider.

Warmest Wishes

Stamps: On the Move, Houndstooth, Beyond the Basics
Colors: baroque burgundy, bashful blue, black, white
Accessories: ribbon, WW crayons

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Hot Cocoa & Cupcakes

Stamps: Coffee Riley - Hanna Stamps, Michael's $1 stamp
Paper: white, certainly celery, only orange, chocolate chip
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic & SU markers, Michael's ribbon

This card measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Challenge Cards

Get Well Soon

I used this week's Bella sketch for this card. I have lots of Bellas, so I'll be using this sketch again. :)

Color Challenge: real red, black, kraft
Stamps: Bouquet of Blessings - Unity, Mini Mates - SU
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, brads, markers, dimensionals, Marvy flower punch, white gel pen

Lovey Dovey Giraffe

This is my card for the Gina K release party sketch.

Stamps: Just So Hippy - Gina K Designs
Paper: creamy caramel, chocolate chip, rose reda DSP, basic grey, white
Accessories: brads, ribbon, Copic markers, dimensionals

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

My good bloggin' friend Vicki gave me this award!! :) She's a real sweet person and is very creative!! Go check her out!! Thanks so much for thinking of me Vicki!!

Here's the rules:
1. Winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Picking just 5 blogs is the hardest part of getting these awards!

1. Angel's Creative World (Angela R.)

2. Stamp Owl's Studio (Frances)

3. Lilacs and Butterflies (Melody - lacyquilter)

4. My Blog by Cammie (Carolyn King)

5. Paper Smiles (Nancy - ncmorgan)

Thanks for the inspiration ladies!