Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday & 5000 hits Blog Candy!!!



My one year blog anniversary just passed on Sept 12th for 1 year for my blog. I know that I have not been faithful this year, but will be this year & forward!



I also have just hit 5000 visitors to my blog. I am celebrating double time for these 2 events. I will be giving away not 1 but 2 stamp sets from past catalogs. You can sign up for a chance to win some candy by signing up as a follower to my blog & posting a comment. The cut off time & random drawing is Wednesday @ 9pm.

Please join in & help me celebrate in these awesome occasions for my blog!!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#4 Sept Card Class Card


This card was designed by my upline Jody Moss. She loves the Cardinal Christmas set. We used water color crayons to color the cardinal. One thing we did different though that I had never done was instead of using blender pens to blend the crayons, we used actual water & fine paint brush. I really enjoyed this technique.

Hope you enjoy the card!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Itsy Bitsy Spider


Tonight I decided to make a card trying the ribbon bunching up technique, or so I call it...lol. I'm unsure what the technical term for it is. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. Don't worry customers, we are going to learn this quick & easy technique in class in October. I think it adds some cute dimention when u need a little break in the card.

Stamps: Batty For You
Inks: Only Orange, Basic Black, & Whisper White
Card Stock: Only Orange, Basic Black, & Whisper White
Extras: Big Shot, Spider Web Texture Embossing Plate, 1 1/4" Round Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Round Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, dimentional, & Snail

I hope you enjoy!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mojo 157


Today's Mojo Sketch challenge was a real hard one for me. Here is what I had to work from:


I created the card below from the sketch. I am not sure if I like it or not, but it was the best I could do. This sketch really stretched my mind while trying to come up with the design.

My downline & friend & I do these together over the internet. We talk back & forth to each other with yahoo messenger while working on them. It is a lot of fun & much better than doing them by myself.


Stamps: Punch Potpourri, & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rose Red
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Whisper White, & Retired DSP
Extras: Playground Designer Buttons, 1 1/4" Round Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Round Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Pearl, & SNAIL

I hope you enjoy!

Sept Class Card #3


This was the 3rd card my customers made that I cased from Julie Pitta. She is one of the artists that I so enjoy her work. I read her blog quite frequently. I really didn't change much from her card at all. The spiders I found at one of the "danger zone" stores (as I like to call them). When we left workshop yesterday, we all had glitter all over us from this card. Glitter is good! It feeds the soul!

Stamps: Sweet Centers, & Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Basic Black, Vellum, Whisper White, & Concord Crush
Extras: Big Shot, Spider Web Texture Embossing Plate, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, 1 3/4" Round Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Round Circle Punch, Dimentionals, Tombo Adhesive Glue, & Self Adhesive Spiders

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sept CLass Card #2


This was a card I designed using a waterfall design card. It looks very difficult, but really is not. My customers were so surprised at how easy it actually is. The difficult part is cutting all the pieces out. This was the first waterfall card I had ever made myself! I learned from a video by Dawn Griffith.

Stamps: Paisley Prints, & Seasonal Sentiments
Ink: Old Olive, & Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, & Whisper White
Extras: Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Gold Brads, Sticky Strip, 1 1/4" Round Circle Punch, Square Lattice Texture Embossing Plate, Big Shot, & Snail

I hope you enjoy!!





Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stamp Class Card #1



This is one of 3 cards that I made for stamp class this month. I cased this card from Sheri Kellog. These little guys were too cute not to case for class. On a funny note...I made these cards for a swap & goofed them up a little bit. I will post below. See if you can figure what I did wrong....lol.


Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Black
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White
Extras: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Googly eyes, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

I hope you enjoyed!! I will post another card from class the next 2 days.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Playing with the Big Shot

Tonight I decided to play with some old Rub Ons & the Big Shot. I have been wanting to personalize it for a long time, just never took the time to do so. I have been saving these Rub Ons for a couple years. I used the Love & Happiness Rub Ons from SAB a few years ago, & Hidden Garden Bulk Rub Ons I won at convention when I went 2 years ago. Here is what I came up with.







I had a lot of fun doing this. If you have not tried our Rub On's you should do so today. I have used them from the "other stores" & they do not rub off as well as ours do. If you would like to try some get with me to place your order today!







Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tweet Tweet


Oldie but goodie. I pulled this card out of the class book to show you today. We did this at a class probably about a year ago. We used the Shaving Cream technique to make the background on this card. I am thinking of doing my first video soon, & I think I will do the shaving cream technique first. It has been a favorite at several of my classes. Many tell me they have never done it because it sounds complicated. It really isn't if you follow the directions step by step. Keep watching for the video to come out!!

Inks: Kiwi Kiss (retired), Riding Hood Red,Chocolate Chip & Pacific Point
Card Stock: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, & Glossy White
Stamp Set: Cheep Talk
Extras: Pacific Point Corduroy Brads, Linen Thread, & Shaving Cream

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Birthday in the Bag



I made this card a couple weeks ago when I was at my downline, Jessica Sitterly's house. I used the level I hostess set called Birthday Bakery. This is a cute little set & is one of my level I set favorites. You can easily earn this set by hosting a workshop or book party! Be sure to ask me how if you are interested.

Inks: Real Red, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, & Pear Pizzaz
Card Stock: Real Red, & Whisper White
Stamp Set: Birthday Bakery
Extras: Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


Thursday, September 9, 2010

PPA 59 & Clean & Simple 107 Challenges

Where has the week gone? I can't believe it has been over a week since I last posted. We had company in town over the holiday weekend. I never found the time to post.

Today I am back & wanted to do 2 of my favorite challenges, so I combined the 2 into 1 card. The PPA challenge was a color challenge. I was to make a card using Tempting Turqoise, So Saffron, & Old Olive. The Clean & Simple Challenge was using the layout below.


Here is the card that I made using the colors from the PPA Challenge & the Layout from the Clean & Simple Challenge.



I never would have dreamed using these 3 colors together, but I really love them. They are bright & cheery. I used the Inspired by Nature Stamp set for the main stamped imagine.

Leave me a comment if you like my work! I really love comments!!