Monday, November 28, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Bright


Good mojo Monday morning peeps, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fun Black Friday weekend.  We had a great time with my dh's daughter and family, e did a little roller skating.  Yes, you heard me right roller skating, the dh and his daughter are really good....me so so...lol.  I am sharing this weeks Mojo Sketch card, it is circle or square week.  I have chosen a circle card, these are so sweet;  you can add them to a briefcase, purse, or lunch box for an added show of love to your favorite person.  I will add this to a special gift this year. I used the new Verve set Bright Spirits, sponged the snowflake and added a gemstone.  I finished it with the seam binding, button, and lace trim.  Have a wonderful day...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Bright Spirits(Verve)
Paper:  White(SU) and Signature Christmas Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Pinking Shears, Seam Binding Ribbon, Janome, Gemstone, Lace Trim, Button, Burlap String, and 3D Foam Squares  
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Color Throwdown:  colors/CTD169
Mojo Mondaysketch/MOJO217

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Soul Waits On The Lord


Happy Sunday, I am sharing a card I created to play along in a few challenges.  I needed a card for a friend of the family who is sick, I hope this brings some cheer.  I have used a scripture stamp from Verve, it is from the set New Mercies.  This set is full of great sentiments, leaves, and flowers.  Speaking of Verve, they are having a sale through today, so be sure to pick up some great sets for yourself or a Christmas gift.  I have used the vintage papers from Crate Paper, called Portrait Collection.  I used seam binding for a bow and added a button, distressing, stitching, and cut the ends of the long strips with pinking shears.  Well, it is back to work tomorrow for a week or two and then the dh and I will be off again...that is the week we Christmas shop...woohoo.  Have a great evening....enjoy!
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Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(PTI) and Portrait Collection Designer Paper(Crate Paper)
Ink:  Black Soot(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nesties, Distressing Tool, Pinking Shears, Janome, Seam Binding Ribbon, Button, Burlap String, 3D Foam Squares 
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Freshly Brewed Challengesanything goes
Monday Lunchtime:  sketch/TSSC201
Sweet Stampinpunches and dies

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC75-Thanks














Hey friends, I am sharing this weeks Waltzingmouse sketch, to make place cards.  I went with the mini thank you note cards,using Chrismtas plaid and the snowflakes from the Waltzingmouse set Nordic Winter.  I kept them very CAS and only added a piece of lace and rounded the corner on one side.  I cannot wait to see what you create.  Be sure to visit the other DT members from Waltzingmouse Sketch Team...I am always amazed by the super talent of these gals!  Hope you have a super weekend...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Dainty Doilies and Nordic Winter(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Kraft(PTI) and Basicgrey Designer Paper
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  Lace Trim, Corner Rounder, Scor-Tape
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Waltzingmouse:  sketch/WMSC75

Friday, November 25, 2011

Viva la Verve-With Heartfelt Sympathy

Happy Black Friday peeps, I will be out shopping for a bit and then spending time with my dh's daughter and her family.  I hope you had a great day of eating and celebrating yesterday, we had a wonderful day!  I am sharing this weeks Viva la Verve sketch designed by the super talented Sankari.  i also want to share the Black Friday Sale going on at Verve, check out the link for all the great stamps on sale.  I have also played along with several other challenges.  I switched the circle(heart) to the other side and stamped my sentiment to the tag.  I added lots of sweet little details, some stitching, a piece of lace trim, stitching, designer paper to the sentiment tag, stick pins, and sponged/stained the doily.  I hope your weekend is full of great fun and you make lots of sweet memories...enjoy!  
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Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Lost & Found Two Rosy Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Flutterby and Jotted Heart Dies by Verve, Doily, Seam Binding Ribbon, Lace Trim, Janome, Button, Burlap String, Prima Flower, Stick Pin, SU Square Punch, Stickles, Distressing Tool, and 3D Foam Squares
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Ribbon Reel:  colors and butterfly/#15
Shabby Tea Room:  photo inspiration...colors/#89
Viva la Vervesketch/VLVNOV2011

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

CASE Study-Kryssi Ng Week 4













ETA: Our Daily Bread designs wants to celebrate this season in a special way too!  They are having a "We Give Thanks to God" special with 10% off and Free Shipping! Several of the DT have made special cards for Thanksgiving.... so pop on over to the ODBD Blog to see them, and read all about the sale!

 
Happy Thanksgiving peeps, I am sharing with you our final week with the super talented Kryssi Ng at CASE Study.  It has been a pleasure to have her with us sharing her amazing CAS style.  I have kept my card on the CAS side again this week.  I did change the image to the top right cornerinstead of the bottom left.  I have used the gorgeous stamp set from Our Daily Bread called Sacred Season.  I have both pine cone sets; they make a great pair, you can get yours here.  Be sure to check out the entire November bundle, I luv all of these sets.
I hope you will join us and play along with the CASE Study gals, we have such a great time!  Have a fun filled day...enjoy!  

Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey 
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME
 
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Paper:  Very Vanilla and Early Espresso(SU)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Old Olive(SU)
Accessories:  Doily, Twinery Bakers Twine, Button, Lace Trim, Corner Rounder, and Glue Dots
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CR84FNcolors/CR84FN43 
CASE Study:  CASE Kryssi Ng/week4

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Verve Diva Dare November-Day 4













I have created gift wrapping tags for Christmas for my Verve Diva Dare Challenge creation.  For those of you that are new to this challenge, here is how it works...following each release, we will post a theme that we dare you with, and you'll have two weeks to complete the challenge. During those two weeks, the release team will post their creations and tell you how they answered the dare!

This month's theme is A Handmade Christmas! The theme is pretty broad and can be interpreted in so many different ways...from a lovingly made card, to heartfelt gifts and homemade decorations!  With the Holidays right around the corner, this will be the perfect time to get a jump start on your card and gift making!

I answered the dare with Christmas tags to add to my special Christmas gift wrapping this year.  Half the fun for me is the wrapping, I am using kraft paper, with red, and creams.  The to:/from: is from the O Christmas Tree set.  I have used stitching, buttons, and my beloved glass glitter.  The snowflakes are from the Glad Tidings set and I used the new Snowflake Tidings Die set to cut the snowflakes.  I cannot wait to see what you create!  Be sure to link it up here, there is Verve to be won!  Be sure to head to the Verve blog and see all the Diva Dare creations and leave some luv, you could win Verve that way too!
I have played along with some other challenges as well, for the tags I used Chupa's sketch and flipped it....so sweet!
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Paper:  Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla(SU), and Basicgrey Deisgenr Paper
Ink:  Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Snowflake Toidings Die set by Verve, SU Square Punch, Martha Stewart Scalloped Circle Punch, EK SUccess Border Punch, Burlap String, Buttons, Janome, Glass Glitter, Martha Stewart Glue, and Glue Dots 
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Little Red WagonChristmas theme/#108
Pixie Cottagemake a set..I made Christmas tags/#97
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch/#38
                                                                                                               
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch-Heartfelt Sympathy


ETA:  Stampers Dream Store is having it's final markdown, the store will be closing at the end of this week......head over to get your 50% savings!

Good morning mojo fans and Happy Thanksgiving week...this is such a special time of year!  We have so much to be thankful for now and everyday, I know my dh and I very extremely blessed....we look for ways to give back.  I hope you will look for those same opportunities to give to others in need.  I am needing a few sympathy cards this week as well, so I made today's MOJO26 sketch a sympathy card.  This sketch is designed by the super talented Debbie.  make it a point to check out the mojo makers creations, these ladies are awesome!  I have used the paper pack from My Mind's Eye called Market Street.  The sentiment stamp is from the Verve set New Mercies.  I also used the adorable A Cut Above Die by Verve shape called Lovely Marquee.  I hope you have a super week, I am leaving you with this quote....enjoy!

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.  Author Unknown
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Stamps:  New Mercies(Verve)
Paper:  Very Vanilla(SU) and Lost & Found Market Street Designer Paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Early Espresso and Sage Shadow(SU)
Accessories:  A Cut Above Lovely Marquee Die by Verve, Spellbinders Square Nesties, Distressing Tool, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Button, Flowers, Janome, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Monday:  sketch/mojo216
Pile It On:  anything with "P"..polka dots/#47

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Warm Christmas Wishes


ETA:  For The JUGS challenge....The red is in both of the designer papers and the button is red.

Happy weekend peeps, I have been very productive today, a little shopping with my dh, a little cleaning, and a little creating.  We will have a week to get some Christmas shopping done, I luv that...there are a few things on the list for ourselves!  I wanted to share the amazing stamps released from Our Daily Bread this month, this set is one of my favorites....a sweet winter scene called Warm Wishes.  I have used lots of glitter, distressing, and a ribbon and snowflake combo to finish my card.  I also have played along with the Stamping In Time challenge found on the Our Daily Brad Designs Blog, it is a great challenge for Christmas.  Join us in playing along.....hope you have a fabulous weekend...enjoy!
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Stamps:  Warm Wishes(Our Daily Bread)
Paper:  Early Espresso, White(SU), and Deisgner Paper
Ink:  Rich Cocoa(Memento), Early Espresso(SU), and Copics
Accessories:  SU Square Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Button, Gemstone, Distressing Tool, Glue, Martha Stewart Glitter Seam Binding Ribbon, and 3D Foam Squares 
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Make It Monday:  anything goes/#63
Monday Lunchtime Sketch sketch/TSSC200
Just Us Girls:  colors red, green, and white/JUGS111
Our Daily Bread Stamping In Time:  Christmas/SNTODBD48 

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Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC74-Peace


Good Morning, it is the weekend before Thanksgiving and my dh and I are off next week ...woohoo....we have shopping, eating out, and spending time with family on the agenda.  This card is for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch...it is a sweet little square card.....I hope you will join the team this week and create!  I have used a new release WM stamp set, this set is Seasonal Remedies.  I luv this stamp set, it is full of great stamps you can add to packages and Christmas goodies.  Be sure to head over to the Waltzingmous Sketch Blog and play along.   Hope your weekend is great...enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

CASE Study-Kryssi Ng Week 3










Hello peeps, I am sharing with you today this weeks CASE Study card designed by the super talented Kryssi Ng and the final days of the Stampers Dream Store sale.....everything is 30% off....head over and get yourself a great deal today!  The stamps I used are from Stampendous which is carried in the Stampers Dream store, but they are going fast.  I have kept my card very CAS, which is super hard for me...lol....I think my card looks bare, it needs something more.  there is a tiny gemstone to accent the star, super cute.  Also, I am super excited to share that the amazingly talented Julie Lacey will be joining the CASE Study gals..welcome Julie!  I hope you will join us ad play along with the CASE Study gals, we have such a great time!  Have a super fun day....enjoy! 

Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Clare Buswell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Julie Lacey 
Teneale Williams
Teresa Kline:ME

Monday, November 14, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Blessings To You


Hello friends,  I am sharing a card made with Our Daily Bread design new release stamps.  This set coordinates with the Spellbinders Ornament 2 Dies, it is called Ornaments 2 and has an adorable Christmas tree too.  These ornaments are so pretty, I have kept my card CAS and just added a few gemstones and some glass glitter on the edges of the main panel.  The sentiment reads "Blessings to you as you celebrate this sacred season!"  so fitting for the Christmas season.  I have played along with the Unscripted sketch challenge, I have not had time to join these ladies in awhile so it was fun to play along.  I am counting the days until Friday, the dh and I have next week off and have some shopping planned as well as some family time.  I hope you have a super week, head over to Our Daily Bread and check out the awesome scripture stamps they have....I am headed there myself to take a peek.  Have a wonderful week.....I am sharing a Christmas quote with you...enjoy! 
 Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
Bing Crosby

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Stamps:  Ornaments 2(Our Daily Bread)
Paper:  Kraft, Real Red, Very Vanilla(SU) and My Minds' Eye Designer paper
Ink:  Real Red and Wild Wasabi(SU)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Ornaments 2 Die, Embossing Folder, Gemstones, Peaking Shears, SU Crystal Effects, Glass Glitter, and 3D Foam Squares
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Christmas Stampin All Year:  never seen ink
Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes/#32
Unscripted Sketchsketch/#132

Mojo Monday Sketch-Merry Christmas



Good morning mojo fans, it is time for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch/MOJO215 designed by sweet Debbie.  I have used newly released stamps by Verve.  You can see the entire release and pick yours up here.  I used the Bright Spirits set and the adorable A Cut Above Marquee Die.  The patterned paper is by Simply Stories and it is called Generations.  I used lace, stitching, and a glittered star to complete my card.  The background sheet music is a large background stamp by a company that went out of business.  Have a splendid day..enjoy!
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Stamps: Bright Spirits(Verve)
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla(SU), and Generations Designer Paper(Simply Stories)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy and Early Espresso(SU)
Accessories: A Cut Above Marquee Die by Verve, Melissa Frances Glittered Star, Janome, Button, Burlap String, Distressing Tool, Gemstone, and 3D Foam Squares
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Mojo Mondaysketch/MOJO215

Verve Get Your Diva On-Celebrate The Season

Good morning, I am thrilled to be sharing this Christmas gift set with you.  I am bringing to you the last Get Your Diva On Challenge for 2011, it has been an awesome year! Thank you for your continued support of Verve stamps and the amazing challenges we share with you all year long. My challenge is broad, it is for Christmas and it is called Celebrate The Season. I want you to be inspired by the Christmas tree; what goes on it, under it, or the inspiration photo provided. Make an ornament, make a gift, gift wrapping, gift card holder or a card to send at Christmas. The inspiration photo is attached....I cannot wait to see what you create!
Head over to the SCS Get Your Diva On thread and get all the details and link up your card....The winner of the challenge (chosen by Julee) will get a $100 Gift Certificate for the Verve Store!

 














I am enjoying Pinterest and getting so many great ideas for the home and gift giving.  I saw where you fill up a Pringle can with cookies and thought it would be better in a coffee can because you can get your hand all the way in without crumbling the cookies.  So that is what I have done, I took a coffee can and covered it with gorgeous papers and the sweet Marquee Die and stamps by Verve.   Hope you have a great start to your week....enjoy!
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Crazy 4 Challenges: 3 different papers, embellies, and shapes    
Sketchbook Saturdaysketch
Verve Get Your Diva OnCelebrate The Season

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Verve Holiday Sneak Peeks November 2011


Welcome to our final Holiday Spotlight Hop!  Last night we released 2 new stamp sets, 5 plain janes and 6 dies to coordinate with new and old Verve holiday sets!  All of the new products we've been showcasing this week are available now in the Verve store! Be sure to leave a little comment love as you take one last stroll through the Diva and Guest Diva blogs. One lucky commenter from today's hop will win the ENTIRE Release! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.
1. Julee8. Sankari
2. Andrea9. Teresa
3. Vickie {Guest}10. Charmaine
4. Amy11. Tosha
5. Maureen12. Wanda {Guest}
6. Laurie13. Jackie
7. Gretchen {Guest}

What a sweet release this has been, I hope you picked up the whole release, it will be great for making your Christmas cards.  I have used the cute Santa's Helper set for today's card...I have made it very girly, isn't she cute?  Be sure to check out the other divas creations,  they are amazing and our guest divas rocked the release as well.  Thanks for stopping by and for your continued support...enjoy! 
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CCEE:  3 different shapes/CCEE1145
Clean & Simple: sketch/FTL166
Friday Mash UPgirly
The Paper Shelterall in pink

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC73-Winter Wishes


Good Morning, it is the weekend...woohoo....I look forward to the weekends so much.  I hope you have great plans on this fabulous Saturday....it is time for this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch...luv this....I sure hope you will join the team this week and create!  I have used a new release WM stamp set, this set is Candy Jar Fillers.   It is sooo fun, it will be perfect for those hand baked goodies that we all like to receive.  Be sure to head over to the Waltzingmous Sketch Blog and play along.
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Stamps:  Candy Jar Fillers(Waltzingmouse)
Paper:  Red, White(SU), and Basic Grey Deisgner Paper
Ink:  Black Soot and Festive Berries(Tim Holtz Distressed Ink)
Accessories:  Ribbon, Jingle Bells, SU Crystal Effects, Martha Stewart Glitter, Janome, Bakers Twine, SU Square Punch, and 3D Foam Squares
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Waltzingmouse: sketch/WMSC73

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Verve Holiday Sneak Peeks November 2011


Welcome to our Holiday Spotlight Hops!  Hop along with the Divas over the next few days as we share our first looks at a few of the new products releasing from Verve this Friday night!  One lucky commenter from each day's hop will win the sets and dies featured that day, so be sure and leave a little love in the Divasphere! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize details and deadlines.


1. Julee8. Sankari
2. Andrea9. Teresa
3. Vickie {Guest}10. Charmaine
4. Amy11. Tosha
5. Maureen12. Wanda {Guest}
6. Laurie13. Jackie
7. Gretchen {Guest}


I have used the Lovely Marquee die to mark my spot and sponge around the main panel of the card, leaving the gorgeous shape.  I have stamped the Time To Blossom set inside the shape, it fits perfectly!  the ribbon really matches better than it appears in the photo, it is really not that bright.  be sure to leave the talented divas and guests some luv there are prizes to be won.  I hope to see ya tonight at the release party...enjoy! 

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Lil' Inker Holiday Release Blog Hop
















Hello peeps, it is the final day of the Lil' Inker Holiday release and the DT have shared some amazing creations, don't ya think?  I am sharing my set of tags using both of the dies sets released.  You can get your LID holiday stamps and dies here.  be sure to visit all of the DT's blogs and comment Laura is giving away 2 $10.00 gift certificates to LID.  I am very happy with my little tags, I will be making more of these.  The next stop on the hop is Julie, be sure to visit her and show some extra luv as this is her last hop with us!  I hope you have a super day...enjoy!

Teresa Kline<----you are here

Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Christmas theme
Sketchbook Saturday:  sketch

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