Friday, December 25, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
And then, my other favorite thing to do on Friday nights is to prepare my Sketch Challenge. Please check out what all the other players have done here at the UDI Blog!!! I got a great box of goodies from Mr. Brown this afternoon and had to play with them for today's challenge. The designer paper and punch are a preview of the upcoming Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration which start January 4th!!!
SET: Trendy Trees
INK: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
CARDSTOCK: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack
ACCESSORIES: Scallop Trim Border, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
I hope you all have a wonderful week and an awesome Christmas Day. I know that many of us are short on funds but last night at our Choir Christmas Party one of our members did a recital of Dr. Suess' "The Grinch" and it reminded me that we must all be like the Who's in Whoville and keep Christmas in our hearts no matter if there are presents under the tree or even Christmas Decorations. Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!!! See you next week!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I had so much fun making this card! Our Illustrious Leader, Carol, threw in a challenge to Watercolor. I hope you enjoy it! You can see the sketch here and see what the rest of the Design Team Created.
Stamps: Holy Tryptich
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Flourish Texturz Plate, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Watercolor crayons: Close to Cocoa, Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Handsome Hunter, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue
Saturday, December 5, 2009
So, here's this week's card! You can see the sketch here along with all the wonderful things the rest of the design team has created!
Set: A Flower for All Seasons
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, More Mustard, Really Rust, Going Gray
Accessories: 3/4" Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Friday, November 20, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Here's my card for today:
I wish we did have more snow here!!!!! Here's what I used:
Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Ink: Taken with Teal
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge DSP
Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake punch, 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Since I saw a couple of Christmas Trees up today, I decided to do a Christmas Card for the UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge. You can see the sketch here on the UDI Blog and links to all the other members who participate weekly in this challenge. But don't think that doesn't mean you can't participate as well. Feel free to give us your take on this challenge!!!!!
Our Special Challenge this week was to use the Big Shot with our layout. I thought it would be fun to do a window card with the Movers and Shapers Die. I used the Stampin' Up! Holiday Window Dies for the shape and it cut through all four layers of the front of the card!!! How cool is that! Here's the card!
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: Real Red (I know, it looks a little orange here but it really is!), Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Movers and Shapers Die, Holiday Windows Dies, Real Red 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord
Have a safe Halloween!!!!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Hope you all have a great weekend!!!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
So, on to today's sketch. I had a harder time than usual with this one because I wanted to do pumpkins again but I've done so many lately, I needed a change. I colored our Night and Day Designer Series Paper with a sponge and my Real Red inkpad and came up with this. Hope you like it!!!! You can see the sketch over at the Utah Divas Blog
Set: Christmas Tags Hostess Set
Cardstock: Real Red, Night and Day Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch
Have a great week!!!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Now on to this week's Sketch Challenge which you can see over at UDI. This week's extra challenge was to add hardware. I'm combining this with Mary Jo's challenge over at LateNight Stampers which was to step up a card. Here's the card before I stepped it up:
And here's the card after I stepped it up for the UDI Sketch challenge:
Set: Punch Pals, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Night of Navy, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Only Orange
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper, Confetti White
Accessories: Sweet Treat cups, White Taffeta ribbon, Hodgpodge Hardware (2nd card), Petals A Plenty Textured Impressions Folder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Small Oval Punch
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Set: Grateful Greeting (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip DSP, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Library clips, Linen thread
Technique: Paper Pleating
Hope you all have a great weekend. We are still having cloudy skies here. I'm enjoying the break from the heat!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Here's my card for this week. You can see the sketch here at the UDI Blog.
Set: Herb Expressions
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream, Autumn Traditions DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Blender Pen, Sponges, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!!
Friday, August 21, 2009
So here it is! The lighting drove me crazy (both of the buttons are really the same color!) but it's 11:30 pm so I had no natural light. What's a girl to do?
Stamp set: Flowers in Silhouette (on the Dormant list)
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Ruby Red reinkers, Black Staz-on
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White
Accessories: Corduroy buttons, clear buttons, 1" circle punch, mini glue dots
Today, we are having a reception for my Mom. She turned 80 on Wednesday! We are so lucky to still have her in our lives and even though she has a lot of health issues, you'd never know it to look at her! Most of our family is right here in Fort Worth, but my sister's middle son lives in Milwaukee, WI and Mother has not seen him in about three years. My sister is flying him in as a special surprise!!! I know it will make her day.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Set: Happy Thoughts
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pink Flamingo DSP (I know, I'm using a lot of this but it's just so versatile!!!!)
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun
Accessories: Filigree Brads, Metal Edge Tags
Have a great week! We are celebrating Mother's 80th Birthday on Wednesday!!!!!!!!!
Friday, August 7, 2009
'Nuff said, here's today's challenge. You can see the sketch here
Today was Technique Class at my house and this is one of the new techniques we learned. It's called Gesso Off and you can learn this technique and more by subscribing to the Technique Junkies newsletter over at www.patstamps.com This newsletter is worth it's weight in gold. Go check it out and tell Pat I sent you!
SET: Embrace Life
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay textured and regular, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories: White Grommets, Brad from Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, Gesso
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Set: Matchbox Messages
Cardstock: Old Olive, Old Olive DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Rose Red
Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches, stampin' dimensionals, Old Olive Ribbon
Please keep my Mom in your prayers. She is in the hospital with some heart issues. We are hoping for an easy fix!
Friday, July 24, 2009
So on to today's sketch which you can see over at the UDI Blog!
I don't usually do a lot with Hostess Sets but I just love this little bird!
SET: Wings of Friendship (Hosetss Set, Level 2)
INK: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black
CARDSTOCK: Certainly Celery, Tea Party DSP, Confetti White
ACCESSORIES: Stampin' Dimensionals
TECHNIQUE: Out of the Box
I hope you all have a great week! Don't forget to check out the Deal of the Week (button is on the left sidebar). This week Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware is on sale for 30% off!!!!!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
So, on to today's sketch. LNS is having a wedding challenge and I needed a wedding card so I used today's sketch for it!!!! Here it is:
Set: Oval All
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron markers
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip and 1/2" Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Oval and Large Oval Punches, Texturz plate
Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm going to spend the week getting ready for Stamp Camp on Friday and I'm teaching classes at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Festival in Grapevine Saturday. You can go to their website to see the classes. If you are in the Fort Worth/Dallas area, I'd love to have you!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Before I get to this week's sketch I want to say Thank You to everyone who serves to protect our freedom. Thank you for serving and thank you families of servicemen and servicewomen for your sacrifices as well!
So, on to this week's Sketch which you can see here:
It's Red, White and Blue oriental style!!!! I fell in love with this little girl when I saw Gretchen post it and had to make one. So I took Maria's inspiration challenge, LNS Weekly Challenge and Alicia's Sketch Challenge and rolled them all into one!
Stamp Set: NONE
Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Blush Blossom, Basic Black and Pink Flamingo DSP
Ink: Going Grey
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, 3/4" round punch.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Stamps: Simply Said
Cardstock: Raspberry Tart DSP, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Accessories: Fiskars Cutter (for scoring), Sanding Block, Vintage Brads, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon
The technique on the DSP is really fun (thank you to whoever originally posted this). You score the diamonds on the paper, then fold along each score line and sand till it's white. After that, you apply ink to the sanded fold. Really cool huh?
Okay, now for last week's sketch:
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Shimmer White
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft, Chocolate Chip Marker and Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun reinkers
Accessories: Clear EP. Tangerine Tango Striped ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates for Big Shot.
Again, I got the idea of putting little dots in the corner of each diamond from someone on the net. I love the way it makes it look kind of like a lattice. The technique for the flower is the popular Floating Reinkers.
So, what else have I been doing lately???? Well, I'm very excited to announce that I am teaching two classes at the Grapevine Stamp Convention in July!!!!!! One is called Texas Fold 'Em and will feature cards with fancy folds and a couple of folded embellishments. The other is a Basics class for people new to stamping. If you are in the area, I hope you'll come and take these. You can register online through http://www.heirloompro.com/
The other really fun thing I'm doing is playing Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in "Music Man"! We are peforming it at our church this coming weekend. It's at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth this coming Friday, Saturday evenings and a matinee on Sunday! Contact me for ticket info!!!!!
TTFN!!!!! Have a great weekend!
Saturday, June 6, 2009
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Saturday, May 30, 2009
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Cardstock: Kraft, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Going Grey
Ink: Chocolate Chip Marker, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa Classic inks and Garden Green Craft
Accessories: Trio Flower Punch, 1/4" hole punch
Hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful week!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This is a wonderful techinque called "Wet Stencils" I learned from Technique Junkies (for more info on Technique Junkies check out www.patstamps.com I will be teaching this technique at my Technique Class on June 5th.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Acetate
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Tulipe die, Brayer, spritzer, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
Have a great weekend!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
And I made the inside a gift card holder ('cept I put cash in it).
You can't tell very well from the picture but the hat pops up. I used the top layer of the cake die for it. I learned that if you put a piece of cardstock larger than the circle, you can't put the piece of designer paper around the bottom unless you cut slots in the side for the top to slide into.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy your day. We will be travelling to Oklahoma City to attend my nephew's Graduation. It will be really good to spend the day with Ralph's sisters and their families.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Hope this helps you!
Oh, I bet you want to see my creation for the challenge, huh? Well, here it is! You can see the sketch (which I altered a little) and what everyone else has done here on the UDI Blog.
Okay, it keeps loading it sideways and it's not saved like that, but you get the idea. This is actually an altered CD! I thought it was fun how the exposed CD is bright and Shiny for the "clean" side.
Here's the supplies:
Sizzix Naturally Serif die, CD, Bella Rose Paper, Crimper, Sticky Strip, Pretties kit, Clear buttons, Hemp, Scallop edge punch
I learned how to make the scallop trim from someon's blog (can't remember who, but thank you!). It's very easy, just cut a 1" strip of DSP and punch along the edge with the Scallop Edge Punch. Run this strip through your crimper. I then trimmed it to about 1/2". The crimping of it allows it to be flexible and it will tape down beautifully!
Have a great weekend!!!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Inks: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1/2" and 1" punches
This is a 6x3 card.
We had soooo much fun this week. Mother is doing so much better. We went the to King Tut exhibit in Dallas. It was such a wonderful exhibit. It is so awesome to think that we are looking at things that we made thousands of years ago. Makes me wonder, what will people marvel at that WE are leaving behind?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I love this Raspberry Tart DSP!!!! This is a quick and simple card!
Stamp Set: Fundamental Phrases
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Crimper
I hope you all have a great weekend. I will be working at our local stamp store, Imprints, this weekend. Today we are having a Mega Garage Sale with over 50 participants! Since Imprints will be closing and I will no longer be teaching other than Stampin' Up! I'm selling all my "contraband" stamps and accessories!!!!!! Woo hoo! More money to order more Stampin' Up!
Look for additional classes from me in the future. I'll be adding some at my house and I'll be glad to add some to do at YOUR house!!! Contact me for more info!
We did this Fifth Avenue Floral Card Class in our Stamp Camp yesterday:
If you missed it and would like to order a kit to make this, please contact me! If you are a Demonstrator, I will give you the information on how to purchase this class.
Have an AWESOME weekend!