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Monday, November 30, 2009

BSS-Monday Challenge-Use a Word Stamp on Card Front



Good Monday Morning.  Time for another Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge.  Today's challenge is to make a card using a word stamp as the main image on the FRONT of the card.  I have used a beautiful Christmas sentiment by Shady Tree Lane.  I stamped it on the nestibilities die label 4.  The paper is Graphic 45.  I cut the larges die from the opposite side of the same paper to mount my sentiment on.  I cut one die
of the Fleur De Lis Shapeabilities Pendants and cut it in half on the diagonal and mounted it evenly on either side of the largest labels 4 die cut.  The flowers are Prima.

Hope you have time to try a card using a word stamp as the focal point.  Thanks for stopping by today.
Until later..............

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Santa Loves Puppies Too



 Hi. Busy weekend.  Our home town team won the Hockey game after a dull start on Saturday night.  Is so much more exciting when you are winning.  Heidi bought tickets for her entire family and us to attend the hockey game in honor of her father's birthday.  Michael sat next to his Papa by request and was so excited to be at his first game and sharing it with Rick.  Life is good.  Our home town Football team won today, and our local high school won the state championship for the first time ever.

Today's card is a Magnolia Santa.  The Puppy is a Mary Engelbreit stamp by All Night Media.  The flowers are from the bridal dept at Michaels.

I'm entering this card in the Just Magnolia challenge (http://www.justmagnolia.blogspot.com/) the theme is the sketch.  Also, Charisma Cardz (http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/) Anything Christmas.  And, Pile it on, Flowers and Flouishes (http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/).

Hope you had a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until tomorrow........

Saturday, November 28, 2009

See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil







Hello.  Hope your Saturday is going well.  We are leaving for the Hockey Game shortly.  Have been working most of the day on getting some things packaged up for door prizes at a group my sister belongs to.  Tomorrow I need to make some gift tags for our Chirstmas Party at Stamp Club for an exchange.

Today's post is a small gift bag made from a 12x12 sheet of cardstock.  It is the challenge for House Mouse this week.  I used a sheet of Graphic 45 paper.  The Merry Christmas circle words are by Endless Creations, and the To/From stamp is from Michaels dollar bin.  The gold pointsettia is a silk flower pulled apart from the dollar store.  I added a row of attached rhinestones at the bottom for added bling.  Gold ribbon for attached handles and used material with glitter to line the pouches of the bag.  I will be using this to tuck in a dinner gift certificate in one pouch and movie passes in the other for a wonderful young woman and her husband for Christmas. (That should leave all the wonderful young woman in my life wondering!)

Gotta run.  Have a great rest of the day.  As always, thanks for stopping by.  Until tomorrow............

Friday, November 27, 2009

Frosty







Hello, Happy day after Thanksgiving!  Are you enjoying that Turkey still?  Got up early this morning 5:00
and was out the door at 6:00 to go shopping.  The first place we went, we waited in line for 2 hours to
checkout!  No big ticket items or have-to-haves this year, but did get some bargains. I'm about 80% done
with shopping, and will pick up some gift cards and specialty items for the rest.  Heidi and I went to lunch and just enjoyed the day together.  But, not to say I'm not tired.  Was moving pretty slow by 5:00 pm!  Started to rain and hail and we finsihed up and came home.

Today's card is a delightful snowman, which is a clear stamp by Inkadinkado.  I love the swirls and I highlighted them with lots of glitter.  The snowman ribbon is from Michaels and was on sale cheap today!
Papers are various stack packs from my Stash.  Snowflakes are from a punch. 

Hope your Friday was good.  Until tomorrow...........






Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


Happy Thanksgiving.  Today we will be at our daughters to clebrate our Thanksgiving Holiday.  She only lives about 4 minutes from us, so it's not a journey.  Hope your enjoying the holiday with what we call the 3 F's, Family, Friends, and Food!  If you have a neighbor or know someone who is alone, make a dinner plate and take it to them, it will mean the world to them.  After dinner we will scour the Ads for Black Friday
shopping.  Until tomorrow................



Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags


 Hello, posting late today.  Today was our daughter's birthday, tomorrow is my husbands.  Always falls during Thanksgiving week, so always hectic.

I am posting three Christmas gift tags I made.  They are all Magnolias.  I'm trying to put together some things for my sister to take to a group Christmas party for door prizes.

I hope you had a great Wednesday.  Looking forward to watching the parade in the morning while I cook some side dishes and pies to take along tomorrow.  Until tomorrow............


Monday, November 23, 2009

BSS- Monday Challenge - Make a Double Pocket Card





Good Morning and welcome in for the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge.  Today's challenge is to make a Double Pocket Card.  I thought this would be great for the holidays, because the first pocket could be used to hold a gift card.  There is a great tutorial at (www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/diagonal_double_pocket_card)
This card is made from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.  It has a couple of simple folds and one cut.  Then you just fold it together, glue a couple of places and decorate.  You can even change up the folds a bit and get a card that has a front panel and opens like a regular card to two pockets inside.

I have used a new Snowy Magnolia stamp.  The paper is by Basic Gray, Figgy Pudding collection.  The snowflakes are a die cut.  The sentiment on the tag is Inkadinkado.  The sentiment on the edge of the pocket is Northwoods.  The border punch is Martha. I ran the tag through a cuddle bug snowflake folder and added a length of net with glitter I purchased at JoAnn's on the tag.  I glittered the edge of the tag and added rhinestones to the snowflakes.  Hope you have time to make one of these cards, they are really nice and just a little different.  There is no limit as to what you could tuck in the pockets.  Have a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until tomorrow.....................


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Winter Wonderland



Hi, posting late today.  Went Christmas Shopping with my daughter.  We were shopping for clothes for my 11 year old Granddaughter, UGH!  Was so much more fun when she was little and would wear those beautiful dresses I used to buy with the Mary Janes and lace socks...........glad I had that time because now the clothes are expensive and made in Viet Nam! 

Today's card is for the Penny Black challenge.  A link to their website is on the left.  The theme for this challenge is Winter Wonderland.  Card is made from paper from Basic Gray.  Stamped trees in background with white embossing powder on Navy paper.  Snowflake border punch around the card is Martha.  Hope you had a great Sunday.  Until tomorrow..............

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Santa's Magnolia Kids


Hello.  This is my entry for the design team for Magnolia Down Under Challenge.  The theme this challenge was to make Something for Christmas, can be a card or anything else that you want to make.  I bought this ProvoCraft wood picture frame on clearance at Michaels.  It is 12x12.  I cut 4x4 pieces of different Christmas cardstock, then decorated each square with Magnolia stamps.  The center picture was reserved for Santa.  This will be a gift for him on Christmas Eve when he comes to visit.

Kellie is offereing an adorable Tilda stamp (she has little candy canes tucked in her pocket on her dress!) for the winner of this challenge. So come on, show us what you're doing with your Magnolia stamps and stamp something up for Christmas and enter it in the challenge.(http://www.kelliewinnell.com.au/magnolia

Drop over to the the challenge site to see what the other design team members came up with, there are some really cute cards and projects to inspire you. Then visit their blogs for details.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until tomorrow..............

Friday, November 20, 2009

Santa Claus


Good Morning.  It's finally Friday!  The kids only have a half day of school today, so I have to get them on the bus and then go back in 3 hours and find something to do for the afternoon.  I told them we would do
something, maybe a movie or lunch or both.

Today's card is the most beautiful Santa by Flourishes.  I have had this stamp since Monday when it came in the mail, and hadn't had time to ink it up.  As soon as I did, I remembered how beautiful it was.  My only complaint is, it's a clear stamp and I have trouble inking them up.  I have tried every kind of  ink and I am never satisfied, so I wish it was rubber. I had so much fun making this card.  I have a lot of Santa stamps, but this is by far the most beautiful.  Very nostalgic, like when I was little.  He looks like he just came inside from the reindeer barn, through the cold and snow...............The papers I used  are all Basic Gray, Wassill, another favorite.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside sentiment.  The flowers are Prima, and the embroidery snowflake is by Edith (my sister).  They are so beautiful (thanks Edith).  I am going to be giving some in my December giveaway beginning on December 1st!

I'm entering this card in the Winter Wonderland challenge (http://www.christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.com/)  this week, which is St. Nick!  PERFECT.

Hope your Friday is wonderful.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until tomorrow...........

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Boy and his Dog




Hello.  Hope your Thursday is going well.  Today's card is the other image that was offered for a donation for the Find a cure 4 Menengitis.  See my Tuesday post for information.  I love this little sailor and his dog.  It's a pretty simple card, I kept setting it aside and wanting to add more to it, but nothing seemed to work, so I finally just left it alone.  I stamped the stars and swirls with versamark watermark ink onto a piece of blue cardstock.  The image was printed on linen cardstock and mounted onto a piece of deckle edge tan paper.
Faux stitching added with blue gel pen.  Hope you're having a great day.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until tomorrow..............

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In the Meadow

Hello. Happy Tuesday. Today's card is made from a digital image by Jim Harker. He and Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil Too have teamed up and come up with two images in memory of a little boy who died of meningitis recently. You can read all about it on Mo's blog at http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/. You donate about $ 6.85 USD to Meningitis Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign and get the two images. Our family knows first hand, having lost a little one many years ago to this illness, how cruel and swift this disease is. So go get your images and donate to a very good cause.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Cupcake Challenge - http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ Use a digi image
 Copic Creations Challenge - http://www.copiccreations.wordpress.com/ The theme is Gold

Have a great Tuesday. Until tomorrow..........

 

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Giveaway Winner

Good Morning. I just left Random.Org and the number chosen from the entries was.....





17 TAM





I met Tam through stamping and see her only about once or twice a year. She is having surgery

on December 1st, so this will be a nice surprise for her.



Thanks to everyone who participated, and don't forget, I will be doing this on the first of

the month every month.

















BSS-Monday Challenge-Alcohol Ink

Good Morning and happy Monday. It's time for the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge. The challenge this week is to use Alcohol inks to create beautiful designs on glossy white cardstock. There is a great tutorial at ww.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/alcohol_ink on creating this great look.
After I created a sheet with each of the colors I chose, I cut out the ornaments using a Sizzix die.
(you could use circles). I ran each ornament through a different embossing folder for texture. I stamped pine boughs at the top of the card. Then added glitter. I Put strings through the ornaments. I glued the blue ornament to the card, the green I popped up and the red I popped up a little higher to give them depth. The paper for the card is cut from S.E.I. Winter Song line. Hope you have time to try this technique, you can get some really gorgeous papers to work with. Have a great Monday. Until tomorrow.................

Sunday, November 15, 2009

AWARD


I received this award today from Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff. Thanks Sue. Go check out her blog, I do every time she posts a card! http://www.suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com/.


You're supposed to pass this on to 5 others, post on their blog to let them know, and answer a list of questions in ONE word.


1. Where is your cell phone? Shelved


2. Your hair? Redhead


3. Your Mother? Deceased


4. Your Father? Passed


5. Your favorite food? Italian


6. Your dream last night? None


7. Your favorite drink? Pepsi


8. Your dream/goal? Time


9. What room are you in? Office


10. Your hobby? Stamping


11. Your fear? illness


12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here


13. Where were you last night? Home


14. Something that you aren't Rich


15. Muffins? Pistachio


16. Wish list item? Remodel


17. Where did you grow up? New York


18. Last thing you did? Lunch


19. What are you wearing? Jeans


20. Your TV? On


21. Your Pets? Keeshond


22. Friends? Lots


23. Your Life? Blessed


24. Your Mood? Happy


25. Missing someone? Parents


26. Vehicle? Expensive


27. Something you're not wearing? glasses


28. Your favorite store? Craft


29. Your favorite color? Blue


30. When was the last time you laughed? Today


31. Last time you cried? Friday


32. Your best friend? Clara


33. One place that I go to over and over? Daughters


34. Facebook? Never


35. Favorite place to eat? Out



I'm going to pass this award to the following bloggers that brighten my days with their
creative styles and inspiration:


Christine - Dol Creations - http://www.dolcreations.blogspot.com/ beautiful creations, go see!


Susie in Vienna - http://www.froebelsternchen.blogspot.com/ Wow, eclectic assortment of art, always wonderful!


Martha- Raining Rubber - http://www.raining-rubber.blogspot.com/ This gal is a delight. Always a surprise, and a wonderful one at that!


Sue - Sue's Spot - http://www.sueashspot.blogspot.com/ My Paula Dean look-a-like blog friend. Visit, you won't be sorry.


Lorraine - Lorraines Loft - http://www.loraquilina.blogspot.com/. Lorraine is one of the first bloggers I met when I started to blog and one of my first followers. She is the energizer bunny! Go check out her cards and projects, they are wonderful.


Deer in Gold

Hello, happy Sunday! Hope your doing something you like today. Turned a little cooler here today, but for November, it's great, almost to Thanksgiving and no snow yet! Today's card is for the Penny Black Challenge. The challenge was Christmas for the guys. The beautiful deer and the sentiment are Penny Black, of course, stamped in Ranger's Queen's Gold. I got the gold speckles around the words and deer by sprinkling the embossing power lightly and then heating from the underside. Card is made from papers by S.E.I., Winter's Song line.

Tomorrow morning around 9 AM, I will be picking a winner of the House Mouse Stamp and Martha Stewart ribbon. If you haven't already left a comment on the November 1st post for a chance to win, hurry! Hope you have a great Sunday. Until tomorrow.............

Friday, November 13, 2009

Skating Snowman

Hello, it's finally Friday. Did some errands today and some craft store shopping! Got a new Martha Stewart punch that is a row of pine trees, love it! Today's card is for several challenges. It is a digital image from Aimee Asher Elite, http://www.aimeeasher.com/. There are only a few digital images, but I think this is a new venture on this site and the ones that are there are darling. I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ - Merry and Bright
Cute Card Thursday - http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - Glitter Me Silly
Cupcake Craft Challenge - http://www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ - Snow Much Fun
Creative Inspirations - http://www.cinspirations.blogspot.com/ - Use new or neglected stamp

The image is new. I glittered all over the place and the background paper is glittered. I stamped the snowflake background more than once. Papers are new Christmas paper stack by DCWV. Hope your Friday was wonderful. Thanks for stopping by. Until tomorrow......


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

DEAR SANTA

CHRISTMAS CARDS
GIFT CARD ENCLOSURES














Hi everyone. I am posting some Christmas Cards and Gift Enclosure Cards that I made for a dear friend who is having a birthday today and is coming for lunch. The picture on these items is of her husband, YEP, Santa, who visits our house each Christmas Eve! My friend, Mrs. Claus is
having some health issues and I'm hoping these cards will bring her a smile. I take pictures every Christmas Eve when he visits and he has been doing it for 12 years and I never thought to make cards. Hope you like them. Can't wait to give them to her today, all wrapped and ready! I had such a good time making them. Thanks for stopping by. Until tomorrow.............




Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Letter (Joe Cocker-My Baby She Wrote Me a Letter)

Hello. Happy Tuesday everyone. My friend Tammy is coming over for a day of stamping. Haven't seen her in awhile, so I am so excited to spend some time with her. Today"s card is for the Penny Black Challenge this week. The challenge was to make a card with a song title in mind. I chose The Letter (Joe Cocker sang it, you know, my baby she wrote me a letter)
Anyway, this is a brand new image for me. Love the bear in the sailor suite too. Hope you have a fantastic day. Until tomorrow...........

Monday, November 9, 2009

BSS MONDAY CHALLENGE - CUT IT UP


The Inside.
Good morning and welcome in for the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Challenge. The challenge today is to color up an image and then cut it into equal parts and mount it on your card. I used this beautiful winter scene from Rubber cottage, Medina, Ohio. I stamped on white cardstock, I embossed with clear embossing powder after inking with Versafine Onyx black ink. I colored the image completely. I then cut it into four equal parts, mounted each on black cardstock cut just a little larger. My card is a gatefold card. The four pieces were added to the berry paper after I distressed the edges, with pop dots to raise them up. Then I put adhesive on half of this piece and adhered it to the left half of the front of the card. The beautiful berry paper is from Graphics 45. The cardstock for the card is from DCWV. I added glitter to the snow. Two snowflakes popped up and a bunny were added. The inside is decorated with scraps of the berry paper punched with a Martha Stewart punch. Hope you have time to try cutting up your stamped image. If your image is short and wide, try cutting it in three. Thanks for stopping by today. Until tomorrow.........


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friendlier with Two




Hello. Hope your weekend is going well. Nice day here today, sun shining and no rain!


Today's card is my design team contribution to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. The Challenge was a sketch by Shell Barnard. I bought the "kids" on bikes this past summer and never got to stamp them up yet. And when I went to make this tri-fold card I wanted to do some light colors after all those Halloween and fall cards I had been making. The cloud paper is also by Magnolia, and these papers are so nice, they have a lovely cottony feel to them. I colored and cut out Tilda and Edwin out for a ride on their bikes. Then I stamped the flower bush in the corner piece of white cardstock. I added the little birds. I then sponged ground and sky color in.

I popped Tilda up where I wanted her in the scene. The corner punch is Martha Stewart. The sentiment is My Sentiment Exactly.


The prize this week for the winner is a $ 10 gift voucher for Kellie's own Magnolia only, online store. There are links to the challenge site and Kellies store on the right, here on my blog.


Take a look at what my "mates" have come up with for this sketch, every card is so different and so beautiful, you'll be inspired! Then get to creating and enter your card on the challenge blog, you could win that shopping voucher.


Thanks for stopping by. Until later..........