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Saturday, October 4, 2008

October 4 - Think Pink

Wow! What a fun and crazy day! I didn't get all the challenges done that I wanted, but maybe I'll try some more tomorrow. I got distracted by my cluttered and messy craft room and ended up organizing all my PIFs and Wish RAKs that have come over the last month. Whew! That was a job, but now I might be able to find what I want! LOL!

Then I looked at the time. Oh my! October 4th is almost done and I haven't posted my THINK PINK card yet.

So, here is my cute and very pink Juggles the clown. I made a subtle tone on tone BG on the pretty in pink layers with the flower stamps from All Through the Year (SU). This is a 5x5 card that I made for High Hopes 1st challenge on their new blog. I absolutely love their stamps! Another challenge comes tomorrow. The link is on the side bar under Sunday challenges.

Stamps: Juggles - High Hopes, Mini Mates - SU, All Through the Year - SU
Paper: rose red, pretty in pink, white, only orange
Ink: black, rose red, pretty in pink
Accessories: ribbon, brads, white gel pen, circle, scallop, & flower punches, Copic markers, SU rose red marker, dimensionals

World Card Making Day Madness Part 6

World Card Making Day
SCS Ways to Use It Challenge: trees

I received this wonderful truffle tree from one of my friends on the PIF thread. And I received the cute brad from Wish RAK! Thanks ladies!

Stamps: Truffle Tree - Impression Obsession, sentiment - Inkadinkado
Paper: chocolate chip, chocolate chip DSP, close to cocoa, white
Ink: brown stazon, creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Accessories: Copic markers, brad, ribbon, ticket corner punch

World Card Making Day Madness Part 5

For Limelight's What's in your bag? #6, we have to post a picture of a sleeping family member. I have several... mostly of the cats. LOL!

In this first picture, my DH is working in bed on the laptop. Rockie used him as a pillow and fell fast asleep. Isn't this 20 pound fat cat so cute!?!

This second picture brings back happy memories... and some sadness too. This photo was taken on Father's Day 2007. It was the last we had with Grandpa and we all miss him greatly.

But this photo brings back a smile and a giggle. It's tradition for the Dad's to get a group photo and it's fun to see the group grow through the years. When it was time for the group photo, Grandpa was sound asleep. Well, we couldn't leave him out... and we didn't want to wake him up either. So the dads gathered around him.

He was missed this past Father's Day. The upcoming holidays will be hard, too.

World Card Making Day Madness Part 4

Happy Fall Y'all: I made this card for the SCS Inspiration challenge found here. It measures 4.25 square. I use 4.5 A Muse envelopes.

Stamps: Pick of the Patch - TAC
Paper: more mustard, more mustard DSP, chocolate chip, chocolate chip DSP, retired Halloween DP, white, old olive, creamy caramel, ruby red, baroque burgundy, pumpkin pie
Ink: black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa
Accessories: SU markers, ribbon, brads, large oval punch, Marvy leaf punch, dimensionals

You Did It! - I made this card for SCS's Featured Stamper Challenge.

Featured Stamper: SherryLC05

I used the same layout. I used 4 but different characters and theme. I used different colors and pattern of DP. Here's Sherry's adorable card.

Stamps: Nothin' But Net - TAC, sentiment - Inkadinkado
Paper: pumpkin pie, close to cocoa, old olive, Basic Grey DP, white
Ink: black, close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Accessories: Ribbon, Copic & SU markers, scallop edge punch

World Card Making Day Madness Part 3

This pic is for Limelight's What's in Your Bag? #5.

I don't usually buy Halloween candy this early... because I'll eat it! LOL! But I happened to have some on hand because this will be part of a trail mix I make for an SCS event next weekend. I love candy corn! It's been so hard not to open a bag! And I have hidden it from DH :)

World Card Making Day Madness Part 2

This card was for 2 challenges posted today.

SCS Sketch Challenge


Sweet & Sassy Challenge #1

Stamps: mouse image - Great Impressions, Mini Mates sentiment - SU
Paper: ballet blue, bashful blue DSP, regal rose, rose red, rose red DSP, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Copic markers (for coloring), SU markers (for dots), white gel pen, ribbon, circle, scllop, & corner punches, dimensionals

World Card Making Day Madness #1

There are so many sites having special contest, challenges, and sales. It's going to be a FUN day!

Here are my first 2 entries for the Limelight Paper Crafts contests.

What's in your bag? #1 - Breakfast

My sweet DH brought this home for me yesterday afternoon... actually he brought home 2 and I saved one for this morning.:)

What's in your bag? #2 - Mouse Pad

Boy am I embarrassed... not by the school... I graduated in '92. But yikes! It's so dirty!

Friday, October 3, 2008

BOO 5 - The Versatility of Carved & Candlelit

These Carved & Candlelit cards were made in past years. I still love this set and should get it out again.... The problem is that I am addicted to my Copics right now. LOL! The next post for my daily Think Pink card, I again use this set in a very unusual way.

The Great Pumpkin: The is card uses SCS sketch #121

Stamps: Carved & Candlelit, True Friends, $1 stamps
Colors: pumpkin pie, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, white
Accessories: ribbon, cutter kit, marker
Techniques: distressing

Here's another not so spooky spider hanging out on a pumpkin. This card uses SCS Sketch #44

Stamps: Carved & Candlelit, Web Wishes
Colors: black, only orange, old olive
Accessories: WW crayons, ribbon, tag

October 3 - Think Pink

Thinking outside the box: I used a pumpkin from the Halloween set "Carved & Candlelit" for the vase on the card.

Stamps: Carved & Candlelit, Flower Filled, Wonderful Words 2, Canvas, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: cranberry crisp, regal rose, white
Ink: cranberry crisp, regal rose, mellow moss
Accessories: ribbon, brads
Techniques: sponging

SCS Sketch #92 was used for the layout of this card.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October 2 - Think Pink

Today's Ways to Use It challenge today on Splitcoast was so inspiring. We were to use a quote or a poem as the central focus of our card or project. I looked through all of my verses sets and decided on this one.

Stamps: All Through the Year, Words of Wisdom
Paper: pink pirouette, close to cocoa, whisper white, chocolate chip, creamy caramel
Ink: pink pirouette, close to cocoa, chocolate chip
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, brad, Martha Stewart branch punch, EK Success support ribbon punch, paper piercer & mat stack, chocolate chip marker, dimensional
Techniques: faux stitching, sponging

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

Precious Moments

Today's Ways to Use It challenge on SCS was to wonderful to pass this up. This is a very simple scrapbook page that I made years ago before I knew what I was doing. LOL! But the message is the important part, so I plan to keep it like it is.

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every cent, of course!!!

Each of us has such a bank. It's name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing from tomorrow. You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success! The clock is running. Make the most of today.

To realize the value of one year,
ask a student who failed a grade.

To realize the value of one month,
ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one hour,
ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one hour,
ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of one minutes,
ask a person who missed the train.

To realize the value of one second,
ask a person who just avoided an accident.

To realize the value of one millisecond,
ask the person who won the silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. And remember that time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present!

Author unknown

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BOO 4: Not So Spooky Spiders

I love this spider from Web Wishes. She is so cute! Both of these cards were made for SCS Featured Stamper Challenges recently.


Featured Stamper: E3stamper

I used the same layout and theme.
I have different colors and images.
I used backgrounds instead of DP.

Here's Shannon's aodrable card.

Stamps: Web Wishes, Polka Dots & Paisley - SU; sentiment - Impression Obsession
Paper: black, certainly celery, white, only orange
Ink: black, certainly celery
Accessories: SU markers, oval, circle & designer label punches, CM custom cutting system, Marvy scallop punch, Michael's ribbon


Featured Stamper: NikiE

I kept the same layout and theme (Halloween).
I changed the colors and characters.
I left off the sewing and hardware.

Here's Niki's adorable card.

Stamps: Web Wishes, Polka Dots & Paisley
Paper: black, green galore, only orange, lovely lilac, white
Ink: same
Accessories: ribbon, markers

You can view the other BOO postings here.

October 1 - Think Pink

It's well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So in honor of all the people and their families dealing with this tragic disease, I will be posting a THINK PINK card everyday I post in addition to other themed postings.


Stamps: Roses in Winter, Typeset Alphabet, Michael's $1 stamp
Paper: pretty in pin, regal rose, white
Ink: pretty in pink, regal rose, certainly celery
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, ticket corner punch, brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, September 30, 2008



CC186: really rust, chocolate chip, baja breeze
Wish RAK Challenge Item: DP
PIF: Rudy image, photo corners

I had planned on this being a card for this week's Mojo challenge. But you know when mistakes happen and you have to cover them up... and then the card just takes a new path? This was one of those cards. LOL!

This card measures 5x5.

Stamps: Guard Duty Rudy - High Hopes, sentiment SU Peaceful Pastoral, Canvas ( on creamy caramel )
Paper: really rust, chocolate chip, baja breeze, white, DP, creamy caramel
Ink: black, creamy caramel
Accessories: Copic markers, SU rust & chocolate markers, ribbon, whole punch, copper brads, ribbon, square punch, photo corner punches


I made this card during the Labor Weekend challenges. And Wow! This took forever... like almost 2 hours. I was so nervous. LOL! I drew the side of the barn. That was the most nerve racking part because everything else was done and if I messed up the barn, there goes the whole card. But I think it came out pretty good. :) This scene is so big I couldn't play with layouts or do much embellishing. I finally decided on ribbon in the corners. I'm bow impaired, so I was pretty happy with that, too. LOL! The sky is lightly sponged with soft sky. I used a Micron pen for the drawing and Copic markers for coloring. The lone leaf on the ground is popped up on a dimensional. I used the fern stamp from Watercolor Minis on the ground and for the tree leaves.

Stamps: Sign Post - Rubbernecker, wheelbarrow Friends - Art Gone Wild, leaf - SU Give Thanks, Fern - SU Watercolor Minis
Paper: creamy caramel, riding hood red, white
Ink: black, soft sky, & creamy caramel, certainly celery, really rust (dirt & tree)
Accessories: Copic markers, Micron black pen, gingham ribbon, dimensional


I made this card a couple of years ago, I think.... back when I loved multiple background stamps on a single card. I never would have dared to part with DP back then. LOL! I still love Fluffles!

Stampin' Up Stamps: Fantastic Foliage, Canvas, Flannel Plaid
Stampendous Stamp: Fluffles
Colors: pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, more mustard, creamy caramel, white
Accessories: brad, hemp, WW crayons
Techniques: sponging


I received this cutie TAC scarecrow image from the PIF thread on SCS. I think this layout was inspired by a blog challenge... if you know who it is or if I find it, I'll be sure to edit and give credit.

Stamps: Everyday Events - TAC, Aida Cloth & Give Thanks - SU
Paper: so saffron, more mustard, white
Ink: black, so saffron, more mustard
Accessories: ribbon, word window punch, paper piercer & mat stack, markers, dimensionals
Techniques: faux stitching, sponging