Friday, December 25, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/26

Oh what a wonderful WHITE CHRISTMAS we had!!!! The first real one I have ever seen in Texas and only the second in my life! We've had snow flurries and dusting but never anything like this. We even built a Snowman in our front yard. It was a really fun day with family in and out of the house. So, my card is a tribute to our Snow Day! You can see the sketch over and UDI and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done. Our Surprise for this sketch was to use our favorite colors. My favorite color is Yellow but I didn't want yellow snow, don't ya know, so I used my second favorite, blue!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Snowflake punch, Ice rhinestone brads
Have a wonderful week!!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/19

We had our Christmas Stamp Camp and Ornament Exchange today and had a great time with a Right Left Game and then our favorite food from Taste of Asia. Yum, yum!!!!

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/12

My post is a little late this morning because I was out late night with a group of girls who used to work/shop at Imprints in Fort Worth. We cropped (made cards) at The Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie. We had a blast!!!!!

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

Sketch Challenge Saturday 12/5

Sorry I missed posting last week but Ralph and I were in Las Vegas celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary!!!!! We had such a good trip!!!! We drove and had an interesting day on the road on Thursday. It was snowing really hard from Albuquerque to Tucumcari, NM and at one point we spent 1 1/2 hours just stopped (yes, with the engine off, parked!) on I40. But we made it home safe and sound!

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 Sketch Challenge 11/21

I had such a good day today! Stamp Camp this morning, a relaxing afternoon, soup for supper on a rainy night, who could ask for better!!!! AND, did you notice on the right sidebar????? I got my My Digital Studio Certification!!! That means I completed requirements to be able to show you all the ins and outs of this awesome new Papercrafting Software!

Here's my card for this week. You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog along with all the other Saturday Sketch Challenge player's creations. This week, our fearless leader, Carol, threw in an extra challenge to incorporate window sheets into our designs. What fun!

Stamps: Dasher
Inks: Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Ruby Red, Garden Green
Cardstock: Christmas Cocoa DSP, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Window Sheets, White Taffeta Ribbon
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Hug someone you love! Call a relative you haven't seen in a while!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 11/15

Hi there! I'm off to do a craft show called the Holly Daze Bazaar at our church, Arlington Heights United Methodist in Fort Worth. If you are in the area, stop's a pretty big show!!! It runs from 9am to 4pm and the church is located on Camp Bowie at the corner of Camp Bowie and Clover Lane. Hope to see you!

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 Sketch Challenge 11/7

I love, love, love this week's sketch!!!!! I'm attaching two pictures so you can see how the card opens. You can see the original sketch here at the UDI Blog along with links to everyone else's take on the sketch. Here are the two views of my card:
Stamps: Christmas Punch
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch
I hope you all have a wonderful week! We are having beautiful Fall weather here. The skies are sooooo blue with no clouds and the temps are in the mid 60's. Just gorgeous!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 10/31

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 10/24

I am working on my Certification for MDS and this is the card I did today for that. I so love this. Now, nothing takes the place of the feel of a wood stamp in my hand but this is an awesome planning tool and if I print a lot of these cards and people throw them away after Christmas, my feelings would not be hurt so bad! So, here it is!!!!!!!!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 10/17

I had soooo much fun yesterday at Stamp Camp! Even though most everyone was sick, schooling, or getting their plumbing fixed, Debbie and Carlene came. Haven't seen either of them for over a month as they are our World Travellers these days LOL! so we had fun catching up and playing!

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 Sketch Challenge 10/10

Oh, I so love our Saturday Sketch over at Utah Divas!!! They are a lot of fun! You can see this week's sketch here

The center portion of the sketch reminded me of a new technique over at Technique Junkies called Faux Painted Panelling. I couldn't resist making the panels into a fence and hanging my little Pumpking there!
Set: Pumpkin Patch (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Basic Black, Going Grey, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Basic Black, Confetti White, Cast-a-Spell Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Metal Edge Tag (small) - I used a black Marks-a-lot to color the edges of the tag black, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 10/3

What a week!!! Mother was in the hospital but we got her home on Tuesday evening. She is doing better (had pneumonia and a flare up of her COPD) but still really winded and trying to get her strength back.

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/19

It's another Saturday Challenge! This week, Carol threw in a twist. Not only did we have a sketch which you can see here at the UDI blog but it had to be Monochramatic. For those of you who don't know, Monochromatic means that you have to use all shades of one color. So here's mine for this week!


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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/12

For today's sketch I used the new My Digital Studio software which will be available for purchase on October 1st! This is the GREATEST software!!!!!!! It is very user friendly! You can see the sketch over at UDI. Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/5

Another Saturday, Another Sketch!!!!! And it's a Holiday Weekend! You can see the sketch over at UDI (Utah Divas International). In addition to having the sketch challenge, we also had to use ONLY Designer Paper. No stamping except for the greeting!
Stamp Set: Stem Sayings
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Night and Day DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry Marker, Basic Black
I cut the images I wanted from the DSP and then highlighted portions of the images with the Rich Razzleberry marker.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I love Labor Day because it means cooler days are ahead -- maybe the temperature will really drop...................into the 80's? LOL!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mini Catalog is here!!!!!

The Holiday Mini is here!!!!!!
There are sooooo many things in this catalog, your Christmas Wish List will be full!!!!! From new Fall, Halloween and Christmas and sets that cover through Valentines day to Build A Bear Stamps and dies and DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING there is something for everyone! Just click on the Holiday Mini Picture on the left to look at all the new goodies.
We also have some fantastic specials running:

From September 1-November 30, 2009, host a $250 workshop and choose any item* from the Holiday Mini Catalog for just $10. Choose from our award-winning stamps, beautiful new Simply Adorned™ jewelry, exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop® products, or latest dies for the Sizzix® Big Shot™. With so much to choose from, you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop!

*Excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio™

Then there is our new Partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshops!!!!
Stampin' Up! is beary excited to introduce its exclusive line of Build-A-Bear Workshop dies, stamps, and paper—now available in the Holiday Mini Catalog and my Online Store! Call me to schedule a Mommy and Me workshop or Build-A-Bear Birthday Party TODAY!
And last but not least:
Track your children's growth with the limited-time D├ęcor Elements™ Growth Chart, now on sale for just $24.95. But hurry—it's only available through September 30! These are soooo cute! Pair them with our My Way Punch (which punches arrows) and you can track your child's growth without writing on your wall! How cool is that!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/29

Hi there! I'm late this week. Had a WONDERFUL workshop in Venus, TX today!!!!!

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/22

It's time for another sketch challenge over at UDI! Our fearless Challenge Leader, Carol, has thrown in a couple of extras with our challenges. For today, we not only have the sketch but we are to incorporate the Shaving Cream technique into our design. What fun!!!!!

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/15

It's that time of week!!!! I love doing these challenges! For today's challenge I followed this sketch. The center panel is a technique called Bargello. It's a needlepoint stitch converted to paper. Looks complicated but it's really easy!

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/8

While most of my friends are away at convention I am having fun living vicariously through their blogs where they are posting all their pictures. Actually, I'm seeing more of all the Sample Boards than I usually do LOL! I can tell all you customers out there, GREAT THINGS ARE ON THE WAY!!!!!

'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 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

Good News about Mother

We just got really good news, no surgery or stent for Mother. She does have some blockage but it is in a part of her heart that does not effect the mechanics so they can treat the blockage with medication. Woo hoo!!!! She should get to come home tomorrow once they get her going on her medications.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 8/1

I love this week's sketch!!!! I saw a card a long time ago with ribbons done like this and when I saw this sketch, I knew this was my chance to use the idea!

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

Diva Sketch Challenge 7/25

Hi all! Here in Texas we are having a break from the 100's (well low 90's) and we had some great rain yesterday. It reminded me of vacations in Branson, MO. It would rain for a couple of hours around lunch time (nap time) and then clear off for a beautiful afternoon.

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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The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including
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In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools
Being a Demonstrator is sooooo much fun!!!! I hope you will join my team today! Contact me to learn how!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/11

Today is 7/11, does that mean we get free Slurpees?????? I have memories of walking to 7/11 as a kid on a hot summer day and getting one? Yum, Coke and Cherry mixed together. Amazing how that was such a treat!

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

Saturday Sketch Challenge 7/4

Wow! Three weeks since I posted??!!!! I have been sick, sick, sick with a sinus/upper respiratory infection. I got it the last day we did Music Man and am just now feeling better. Music Man was sooooo much fun!!!! Today I had my Technique Class and we had a blast!!!

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

Sketch Challenge Saturday 6-13 (and 6/6)

Well, I never did get last week's sketch posted so you get a two-fer this week! First, this week's sketch which can be seen here.


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

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

Dummy me!

I lost (read accidentally deleted!) my sketch for today. As soon as I get it, I'll post it! (Ruthie blushing!) I'm working at the Great American Scrapbook show today so it'll be later this evening!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Chance Retiring Stamp Sets/Accessories/Decor Items

I tried to get the list of Accessories to post here but the table comes out all skewed soooooo here's a link to them. Some of them are up to 50% off!!!!!! If you try to order an item online that is already out of stock, it will tell you right then. Soooooo, get those orders in as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

We also have two other great things happening in June:

During the month of June, host a $250-$399.99 workshop and get $20 in additional hostess dollars; or host a $400 workshop, and get an additional $40 in hostess dollars!

AND a NEW COUNTRY LIVING KIT!!!! It is a BBQ set and it is adorable! Use it for all your summer parties!

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you’ll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living™ Summer Cookout Kit (item 118070), every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!
For just $24.95, you’ll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue:
• Creative invitations
• Fun food wrappers
• Customizable coasters
• And more!
So much fun!!!!! Contact me today to plan YOUR Summer Fun and find out how your can get one of my personal Last Chance sets FREE!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge 5/30

I am so excited about this week's sketch!!!! You can see the sketch and see what the other Sketch Challenge Team Members created here. I loved it when I saw it and knew immediately what I was going to do with it (for once LOL!) So without further ado, here it is:


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

Diva Sketch Challenge 5/23

FINALLY!!!! Here it is! You can see the sketch and what the other team members did over at the UDI blog

This is a wonderful techinque called "Wet Stencils" I learned from Technique Junkies (for more info on Technique Junkies check out I will be teaching this technique at my Technique Class on June 5th.

Stamps: Refuge and Strength
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 Sketch Challenge

My sketch challenge for today is still under Construction. Please check back after 2 pm CST for my project. THANKS!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

UDI Sketch Challenge 5/16

I had so much fun with this card! Here's a picture of the outside:

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

UDI Sketch Challenge 5/9

Is it Saturday again? Another rainy saturday here and I don't have to go anywhere. My sister bought Benjamin Button so hopefully we will watch that today. Can't wait! I haven't seen it yet.

Here's my sketch for the week:
Thanks to Andrea Walford, I am in love with Urban Oasis and Kraft!!!!! Here's the supplies for this card:
Set: Oval All
Cardstock: Urban Oasis, Basic Gray, Kraft
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Oval Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Specials

Woo hoo! National Scrapbooking Month is here! Friday was the actual day and we had Technique class and had a blast. Look for an email from me soon about my Scrapbooking Class this month! In the meantime, feast your eyes on these specials!
A recap:
1. Designer Papers and 12x12 Textured Cardstock - Buy three get one FREE!
2. Become a Demonstrator with a special Scrapbooking Starter Kit for only $75!!!!
3. Buy the new Jumble Alphabet from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalog at 20% off!!!!!
Contact me for more info or visit my SU Website!
Talk to you soon!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lining Stamped Images up with Matchbox Die

I've read a post over at Stampin' Addicts trying to figure out the best way to get stamped images lined up on the labels cut from the Matchbox Die. I was reading this again tonight and inspiration hit. I took the cardboard that came with the die and cut it to 2 1/4" x 7", placed it over the labels section and ran it through the Big Shot . Next I stamped the image, cut the cardstock down and taped it to the cardboard template centering it in the cutout , then I ran it through and voila, not perfect because I didn't tape all four sides but you get the idea. Here's some pics:

Hope this helps you!

UDI Sketch Challenge 5/2

It's a rainy day here in North Texas. I was supposed to do a craft show today but it has been postponed due to the Swine Flu outbreak. They are being very cautious about this. BUT, since the craft show was postponed I'm off to our first rehearsal of our Church Summer Musical, Music Man. We are very lucky to have a Tony Award Winning Producer, Mike Skipper as a member of our congregation and he has agreed to direct it. I know it will be great. I am playing Eulalie (the Mayor's wife of Grecian Urn fame).

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

Diva Sketch Challenge 4/25

It's time for a Sketch Challenge again!!!! You can see the sketch here at the UDI Blog:

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

Diva Sketch Challenge 4/18

Here's today's challenge for the UDI Sketch Challenge. You can see the original sketch here and see what everyone else has done!

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!