Friday, February 27, 2009

Challenges Galor!

Today I knocked out three challenges with this one card! So the SCS challenges are SC217 a sketch challenge, CC207 a color challenge and WT207 a frugal finds challenge. The colors used are mustard, orange and olive. The flowers were stamped using all three colors onto white squares, thanks is stamped on the mustard piece in black, then VersaMark was "patted" (don't rub or the ink will smear) on top and embossed with a clear glitter powder. The orange paper is sponged with orange and then stamped with the flower stamp after it has been stamped once on scratch paper. Do the same with the mustard panel and mustard ink.

Stamps- flowers by Great Impressions, "thanks" by MSE
Ink- Adirondack butterscotch, lettuce and orange (I think it now has a new name), VersaFine black, VersaMark
Plus- Kaleidoscope embossing powder by Stampendous, flower punches, small black brad
Tomorrow I'll be picking up our troops Girl Scout cookies and I will have about 250 cases of cookies in my family room, luckily the girls will be unloading the cars. I'll try to remember to take a picture of all of those cases. We have 15 cookie booths scheduled in March, I better start stocking up on magazines so I'll have something to do at all of those booths!
Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Here is a card I made just because, no reason just playing around. I love this color combo and have been wanting to make a card using it. I got the great tan paper a while ago and haven't really used it to much but now watch out, I love it!
Stamps- background by Great Impressions, word and oval by MSE (My Sentiments Exactly)
Ink- white Brilliance, latte and denim Adirondack, VersaMark
Plus- chocolate embossing powder by Stampendous, circle stickers by Stampendous, glitter glue, satin ribbon, scallop scissors

On Sunday my daughter and I went whale watching with our Girl Scout troop. It was only the girls who are working on their Gold Award (it's like the Boy Scout Eagle Award). The weather was great and luckily it didn't rain so we were able to go out to whale watching, go on the tide pool walk and pick up trash on the beach. Boy did we put a lot into our day, we left at 6:30 am and got home at 6:00 pm. Everyone had a great time.
The picture below is of a World War II fighter ship. The captain of our boat told us to take a picture because we will probably never see another that is sailing, so I did.
Here Melanie and I are while on the tide pool walk.

Isn't this a beautiful picture of the lighthouse! I didn't know it looked so good until I got it on the computer. This was take while sailing out to the ocean.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Four Leaf Clover

Now here is my green St Patty's Day card, the color is a sage green but it looks a little washed out in the photo. Maybe my next hobby will be to learn how to take good pictures. I made a four leaf clover out of a really cute flower stamp set from Stampendous. I used one of the flower petals to make the clover and the flowers are colored in with a VersaMark marker. The image is stamped with VersaMark and embossed with champagne embossing powder then cut out. The corners are punched with a SU ticket punch and circle stickers from Stampendous are placed in the corners. It's really easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Acetate Love

I have this great stamp set from stampendous "Hugs Topper" that is a pail topper, it's designed to fit on the clear pails that they carry. Well I don't have any pails but wanted to use it so here is what I came up with.
I knew I wanted to make an acetate card and this stamp set just happened to be perfect for it. The red outer circle and the pink inner circle is all one stamp that I cut apart with my Coluzzle.
1. Stamp three times with black ink, once one red, pink and white.
2. Lay a circle Coluzzle on top of the stamped image and cut apart (the Coluzzle just happens to fit perfectly). Do this for all three colors.
3. Outline the red circle with a white gel pen and glue to the inside of an acetate card and glue the white inner circle to the center. See below.
4. Glue the pink circle to the front of the card making sure it is in the center of the red circle.
5. Stamp and emboss the "love heart" on red paper with VersaMark ink and black powder. Cut out and glue to the center of the pink circle. Line the heart with a white gel pen.
6. Stamp the XOXO at the bottom of the card with white Brilliance ink.

The inside of the card is perfect for writing a message.
Now I need to decide which of the Valentine's Day cards I've made to give to my hubby.
Have a great Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

One Sentiment Stamp Only

Today's Limited Supply Challenge (LSC206) over at SCS is to make a card using only one sentiment stamp and no others. I had this great St. Patty's Day stamp from Stampendous that hadn't been used yet and I thought it would be perfect for this. The sentiment is stamped with black VersaFine, heat set and colored with pencils. The squiggle on the top and bottom are stickers from Stampendous and they add just the right touch. The decorative papers are by Provo Craft.
We are having rainy weather and it will continue to rain for the next 3-4 days. Well maybe rain is to strong of a word, it's more like a sprinkle. Melanie had a water polo game yesterday and lucky the bleachers are covered. The only time they cancel a game is if there is lightening and or thunder. Yesterday was my DH Paul's birthday and tomorrow we will be celebrating it at Lone Star, yum yum.
Have a nice weekend and thank you for stopping by :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Clean and Simple

Last week over at SCS on of the challenges was to make a clean and simple card (CAS). I loved this challenge and you don't realize how hard it is to make a CAS when you are used to layering, coloring and added embellishments. To make these cards I inked up the raised side of a CuttleBug folder with lettuce and currant Adirondack and brown VersaFine then ran it through the machine and you have this beautiful background. The tags are CuttleBug dies that were sponged with ink and stamped with words from the "Encouraging Words" set from Stampendous.

This was made using currant Adirondack ink and Stampendous stamps and circle stickers.
Below are closer up pictures of the CuttleBug cards.

As I post this I'm waiting for my refrigerator to be delivered. Saturday morning at about 5:30 a.m., we thought there was a fire downstairs. The kitchen filled with smoke and it smelled terrible like wires burning. We thought something was burning in the walls but couldn't find anything. Several hours later we discovered the refrigerator wasn't working so the motor must of burned up. On one hand I'm glad we don't have a problem in our walls, on the other wow are refrigerators expensive! Hopefully this will last at least 10 years, the one I currently have only lasted about 7 or 8 years.
Thanks for stopping by :)