Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lime and Purple Bloom

Well everyone it has been a very busy week for me, this is the first time I have been able to stmap all week. This is Stacey's jewelry challenge from last Sunday, she will have another one in the morning. This is Jewelry Challenge #25, use JCI when uploading to SCS. I am going to be busy the next two days too. This is a super simple card with very challenging colors. I used my new SU trendy trees, don't ya luv that when you are stampin things can be any color you want, hence the purple blooms on the trees. I used purple buttons, pacific point ribbon, and punched the sentiment with the circle punch. I will be stampin tomorrow with friends a much needed getaway. Enjoy your Sunday!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sweet 'N Sassy Blog Hop

I created this card for the Sweet 'N Sassy Blog Hop, this is a sneak peak of the stamp sets that are to be at the release party Firday night. Start at the SNSS Blog, leave a comment for a chance to win free stamps, then hop to the next blog and leave a comment. Be sure to leave a comment on every blog for your chance to win. The list of blogs and the days are on the SNSS Blog on the right hand side. Check it out for your chance to win. Enjoy the hop!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sweet 'N Sassy DT Challenge #15-Inside Out

I created this for this weeks Sweet 'N Sassy DT Challenge #15-Inside Out. You are to design the inside of the card too. I used the Inchin Along digi SNSS, I used his little body for the inside too. He is sooo adorable, I colored him with copics, cut out his little legs, all 34 pair. I used SU kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, and chocolate chip. The ribbon is by In The Loop, I added the sentiment and raised it all with pop dots. Sorry, for the short post; I have add the flu. If you upload your creations to SCS or PCP use the kewyword SNSMC15. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mojo75-God Grant Me Serenity

Good mojo Monday morning everyone, this is our favorite day of the least it is for the Mojo Monday Blog. You gotta check out the other mojo makers fabulous creations! First, I turned todays sketch to fit the stamp set I wanted to use, but I will use this sketch in the other direction too. I luv this sketch, I really like the freedom to use a row of brads or dew drops, you know I luv embellies! I used the Serenity set from Verve for the sentiment. I stamped the leaf petals and cut them out and added to the top right as an add on. I used SU certainly celery ribbon, dew drops, and the Martha Stewart heart scalloped border punch. The punch is from the clearance rack at Michael's, the dp is from K&Company and it also came from the clearance rack; now thats the way to shop, right? Thanks for your visit today and don't forget to show some love to the other mojo makers. Enjoy your play time, when ever you get to play!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

FS107-Congratulations Jami!

I created this for todays FS107, Jami...her gallery is awesome and she is so creative, check it out and play along. I luvd the size and shape of her care here, so I knew I wanted to keep it small and fun. I added more stuff to mine, I couldn't stop...hehehe..I think it turned out kinda cute. I liked the small unique size and the eyelet holding it all together, so those are the things I kept. I used SU kiwi kiss and chocolate chip. I used ribbon from In The Loop, luv this stuff..I wish I could find some more. I hope you enjoy your Sunday afternoon, take it easy and of course try to squeeze in some stamping fun!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Flutter-Digi Luna Moth

I created this for todays IC168, I was drawn to the butterfly pillow. I used my new Digi Sweet 'N Sassy Luna Moth image. I luv this luna moth, I am just starting to learn how to use copics, but for those of you that are pros I would luv to see this image colored by you! I had to use SU taken with teal because I do not have a copic color near that shade yet...notice the keyword this did not turn out the greatest. I will continue to practice, I luv trying to perfect the art of copic coloring. I use bazzil cs for the base, certainly celery, vanilla textured cs, and K&Company dp. I added certainly celery ribbon and stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the SU curly label punch. I do hope you have an enjoyable weekend, and don't forget to play along with the JAZZ cats a color challenge and album cover inspiration. It is in the next post.

Happy Birthday Digi Image

I create this for this weeks Jazzy Challenge, use keyword JAZZ06. Tenia has brought to us an Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album cover. The album cover has some fantastic colors pumpkin pie, eggplant envy, rose red, kraft, and white. They really do look wonderful together, play along and see what you can come up with. I used the new Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Images, I am so luvin these. All you do is purchase, download, print, and cool is that. With some images I can print six to eight images at a time on a sheet of white cs. These are a wonderful additions to our stamping is so worth it just to give it a try. This is from the birthday images available called Sweet Birthday. I am learning the coloing technique of copics, so bare with me as I continue to work at perfecting copic coloring. I used a pumpkin pie dp, added the wide rose red ribbon, and purple brads....these are super fun birthday colors. Play along with the Jazz cats and enjoy your stamping time!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Designer Green

I created this for todays LSC208, to use green and extra points for using green dp. I use SU chocolate chip, cameo coral, old olive, and old olive dp. I used the tree again from th SU thoughts and prayers set. This tree is a favorite of mine, I think it is so comforting and unfortunately I need several sympathy cards. I used the slim flower embossing folder to emboss the bottom, I then added green stickles to the center of each flower. All that glitters meets the criteria for

The Pink Elephant Challenge. I added striped ribbon to the brown fuzzy ribbon. I also used the top die panel for the tree image, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lets Use Stripes

I created this card for todays WT206, to use stripes...luv stripes! I used K&Copmany dp, stamped the tree from SU Thoughts & Prayers set, don't luv that tree? It is really gorgeous, if you don't have this set I think it's a must have with all the great sentiments. I went back and colored each leaf with SU night of navy marker and then went back with the glitter pen, it is very pretty and subtle IRL. I stamped the sentiment and layered with punches, added a few dew drops, and ribbon. I simply stamped the tree on the inside and added a piece of striped dp. I hope you enjoy your day and this simple card creation using stripes!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Red River Shadow

I created this for todays SC216, the circles made it a bit tricky, I luv those the things that challenge me. There is a lady in my area that has scrapbook supplies in her home, she had a big sale this past weekend. I got lots of great dp for 4 for a $1.00, you gotta luv that and this Cosmo Cricket dp was one of my favorites. I used real red, river rock, and sage shadow....hence the title. I layered everything and popped it all up for depth. The scripture stamp is Sweet 'n Sassy's Love of a Friend. I hope you enjoy your day!

Flyin By To Say HI

I created this card for the SNSS DT Challenge #14-Color Me Green, the colors are glorious green, green galore, and gold. I do have these colors so I used wild wasabi, certainly celery, and more mustard. I used this fabulous set from SNSS called Pond Pals , this adorable set has the cutest pond pals, a duck, froggie, turtle, and a dragonfly. I colored the cat tails and cut the smaller one out and popped it up to give depth. I colored the dragonfly and popped it up also. The sentiment is stamped and cut out with the SU curly label punch, I added the mustard brads and In The Loop ribbon. This is also Jen's SFYTT , great sketch btw. I hope you enjoy hump day and my Pond Pal creations card.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ATC Scripture Challenge Glad & Trust

I created these for this weeks ATC Scripture Challenge, the words are glad and trust. The ATC's are quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I enjoy very much looking up the words and study Gods the Bible, I always get goose bumps when I read His word, the scriptures just come to life for me. I do hope you will consider doing this fun, inspiring challenge. I chose 1Peter 4:13, we are to be glad and rejoice always in all things. For the word trust, I chose Jeremiah 17:7, we must trust God today and everyday, even the days when it seems everything is falling apart, rest in Him, for He is our guide! These words are so comforting. I used scraps for most of these little guys, luv that! The top ATC is also for
Stacey's Jewelry Challenge #24, to use the colors tempting turquoise, kiwi kiss, so safron, and saraha sand. If you play along and upload your creation to SCS use the keyword JCI. Also this Saturday will be the next Jazzy Challenge, Tenia has brought us some very challenging colors, I hope you can play along. Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 16, 2009

WOW Sweet N' Sassy Digi DT

I am very humble and proud to tell you guys that Korin from SNSS has asked me to be apart of the new Digi DT.....I am thrilled. There are images available on the website here. There are more to come too, these are great fun and so easy to use. Welcome the other Digi DT gals at the Sweet N' Sassy Blog. I am very excited to share the fun images with you.

Mojo74 HI

Good Mojo Monday morning everyone....don't ya luv Mondays? I am luvin this sketch that Julee has brought us today....I sure hope you can find time to play along this week. I used tangerine tango, so safron, and bordering blue for my colors, kinda summery. I used the Verve set called Petals & Stems, this is one of my all time favorite verve sets.....I want to use it all the time. I really like paper piecing the petals, the dp you use can make the flowers look soooo adorable! I used big square gemstones by Making Memories...very pretty. I ran the bordering blue piece of cs through the CB using the houndstooth embossing floder. This checkered ribbon is from Michael's and it matches the tango cs perfectly. I hope you enjoy your Monday and check out the Mojo Monday Blog, the other mojo makers have some outstanding creations for ya this week!

Stacey's Jewelry Color Challenge-Passion #23

I created this for Stacey's Jewelry Color Challenge...fabulous, fun colors, very summery! I used the flower from Sweet N' Sassy set called Bee Happy. Iused riding hood red, tangerine tango, and regal rose....I do not have the pixie pink...don't do the BB. I layered cherckered ribbon from Michael's onto the wide regal rose, I really like that look. Colored the flower with copics and popped it up for depth. I ued the circle and scalloped circlee nesties for the background pieces of cs. I hope you enjoy the card and find time to play along with Stacey's fabulous challenge.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

FS106 Congratulations Julie

I created this fabulous shaped card for todays FS106, Julie.....her work is amazing. I have had the great honor of receiving one of her cards in the mail, it hangs in my is a very small work space. I tease my dh and say that I am working in my studio, it at least sounds like I am accomplishing something. I luvd the shape of her card and kept the fun shape. You can see her card here. It is the largest scalloped circle nestie and it fits in a regular size envie. I used chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, and tempting turquiose. The fabulous ribbon is from In the Loop. I also use an adorable stamp from the set Pond Pals from Sweet N' Sassy. I colored it with my copics, creating a card from the FS gallery is one of my favorite challenges. It is always nice to give someone recognition, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sweet N' Sassy Round-Up

I created this card for the Sweet N' Sassy Round Up, you can see all the other gals creations over at the Sweet N' Sassy Blog. I luv this tree and wanted to put hearts on it for Valentines Day, but most heart stamps where to big. So I took the brush end of a marker and layed it flat to make a small mark and then picked up the brush and layed it in the other direction to make a very cute! I also luv the sentiment, what a friend we have in Jesus. Jesus is the giver of love, He gave it to us and we are to give it to others. I used SU cs and dp, paper piercing down the side, added ribbon and brads. Enjoy your day and give some love away!

Going Green

As soon as I read the Viva la Verve challenge with a monogramtic twist, I new what color I was going to! Use VLVFEB03 when uploading to SCS so we can see all the creations together. Green is my favorite color and I luv all shades of it. I have so many green dps and cs it was hard deciding which ones to use. I use a bazzil dark green for the base, old olive, mellow moss, and several different dps. I wanted to use my new hardware from SU and of course I used my Verve stamps. I thought this saying goes great with the hardware, the hardware as the word fabulous on it and its definition. I hope you enjoy green, if not pick your favorite color and play along.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pink Elephant Challenge

I am so very excited to share a new challenge blog I discovered...don't ya luv the world of blogging; there is always something new to discover. The name of the blog is the
Pink Elephant Challenge Blog and the first challenge is a color challenge, you are to use pink, black and white. If you upload to SCs use the keyword TPE. This is also the sketch for the OCC. I used bazzil cs, black and white. The dp is SU, I used oval punches for the sentiment. I used stickles on the dots of the mug to give it some fun is that on Valentines Day! The coffee mug stamp is Sweet N' Sassy set Warm Up. Play along and enjoy your stamping time!

His Holy Name-Protector

I created this album page for His Holy Name Scipture Challenge, you can see all the creations at SCS under the keyword HHN09. This is for the name two weeks ago, we get another name tomorrow, so I am a little behind. His name is Protector, I used the scripture Psalm 18:1-2. This scipture is sooo reassuring, God will always be there for us, He wants no harm to come to you and I. When things in your life seem unsure, turn to this scripture and be filled with confidence that God will protect you! To make my album page I used my favorite stamp, really...I so luv this tree. It is from Sweet N' Sassy and it is from the set Doddle Birds, this tree is so beautiful. I like to put gems in the swirling limbs and add sparkle. Enjoy your Bible reading.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mini Top Note bag

I created another mini bag, the one I had made didn't match dh's Valentines card. I had made it several weeks ago and wanted the mini bag to match his card. I got him a gift card from our local Harley Davidson shop and magnet mini lite he can use when he is working on his Harley. I wanted to share this mini bag, I really like how it turned out. The instructions are in the post below this one, I hope you enjoy your Valentines Day with your family and friends!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

SNSS Monday DT Challenge #13/Mini Top Note Bag

I created this mini bag using the top die and my Sweet N' Sassy stamp set called Key To My Heart. I designed this mini bag for the SNSS DT #13 challenge, to make a Valentine treat holder. I wanted a mini bag to go with the top die, so I have came up with instructions on how to make one. Please let me know if you need further details. Here are the steps:
1. you will need a 10" x 4" piece of cs
2. a second piece of cs 11 1/4" x 2"
3. the 10" x 4" needs to be scored on the long sides at 1/2" and on the short sides at 4" and 6"
4. the 11 1/4" x 2" needs to be scored on 4" and 7"
5. fold on the scores and cut the small pieces so that the mini bag will sit up
6. add tacky tape to all of the outside of the mini bag
7. take the 11 1/4" x 2' scord piece and adhere to the tacky tape to close the mini bag closed
8. add the top die or another layer to make the outside any way you like
Also, please leave me a comment with a photo of your mini bag creation.....I would luv to see what you come up with! Enjoy making your mini top note bag. Use the keyword SNSMC13 if you upload to SCS or PCP.

The photo on the left is before the mini bag has the 11 1/4" x 4" piece of cs is adhered and the middle photo is the mini bag with the tacky tape and the photo on the right is the mini bag before you had your creations.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jazzy Green Frog

Well, I am sooo excited to tell you about this weeks Jazzy Challenge, Tenia has brought to us the Grant Green jazz album and it uses fabulous colors; black, kraft, and old olive. You gotta check out the other jazz cats creations to see the fabulous cards they created with these colors. If you can fit it in to play and upload your card to the Jazzy Challenge Blog, you could when blog candy and be chosen for the Jazz Cat of the week.....I would say that is worth playing for......can't wait to see your fabulous creations! I am also excited to share these wonderful Sweet N' Sassy Stamps, I am guest designing this month for Korin from SNSS and am making every effort to spotlight these fabulous stamps. I can only promote what I believe in and Korin's stamps are worth showcasing. This adorable, cutie pie of a frog is from the set called Pond Pals, and so are the cattails. Here I go again telling you this is one of my favorite sets, but it is true! I am sure most of you, like me could not pick just one stamp set as a favorite. We can have lots of favorites, right? The scripture stamp is from the set called Love of a Friend. I stamped the cattails onto the dp, stamped the little frog, colored him with markers and layered in on three curly label cut outs. I made a tag for the scripture, added ribbon and doodling. I then added dew drops to the side of the card. I hope you enjoy this sweet little frog card, I luv him...he is soo cute, doesn't he look so happy? If you upload to SCS use keyword JAZZ05

Monday, February 9, 2009

Love Cut Out

I created this card for todays TLC207, to cut something out. This card is also for the
Viva La Verve sketch with a twist, the twist this week is no dp. Using no dp is very hard for me, I luv dp. Thanks Amber for the twisted stretch...hehehehe. I used riding hood red, white, and black. I stamped the flower image on the black cs with white ink, it is from the new SU set called Thoughts & Prayers. I ran the white piece through the CB using the swiss dots embossing folder. I ran the long stem flowers through the CB and cut them out, I added American Crafts Cranberry brads, they match the riding hood red cs perfectly. I tied riding hood red ribbon and added the sentiment, it is from Verve. Enjoy your evening!

Mojo73 The Butterfly

Good mojo Monday morning, Julee has another fabulous sketch for you today. I luvd this sketch so much I decided to show the inside of my card some luv too....hehehe! I luv the Verve butterflies, they are from the set called
Fluttering By, the saying is from the set called Beautiful You. the Beautiful You set has some fabulous gotta check them out. I used black and baja breeze, I used three different ribbon stacked on top of one another, threaded through the slot punch. I added a big gorgeous brad, I added dew drops to the butterflies, and black gemstones to the main panel. I am not sure if you can tell, but i ran the black piece of cs through the CB with the slender flower embossing folder. I did it twice, once for the top row of flowers and then bottom row of flowers. I added ribbon, and dp to the inside. The butterflies on the inside are from the set called Floral Whimsy. I hope you enjoy your Monday and can find to play with us, check out the Mojo Monday Blog and see the wonderful creations the other mojo makers have created.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Change & Peace

I created these ATC for the scripture challenge, if you want to play along and upload your creations use the keyword SCRC209. For the word "change" it has two meanings for me. We must change our old ways and live for Jesus, but Jesus is never changing....that gives great comfort. I used two scriptures Job 14:14 and Malachi 3:6. Gods word was, is, and will be the same for evermore, that brings "peace". Trusting the Lord will bring peace. The Lord has given me an inner peace like I have never felt before. Before I accepted Jesus in my heart inner peace was the futherest thing from my heart and mind. I lift up praise to the Lord for giving me peace. The scriptures I chose are Colossians 3:15 and Phillippians 4:7. I did not put Collossians 3:15 on my ATC because of room, but it is in my journaling. I hope you enjoy reading these scriptures. I luv creating these little ATC's, I hope you join the fun!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Snow One Like You

I created this for Sc214 and for WT204. We are to pile up the embellishments, I layered the ribbon with a curly clip and more ribbon. This is the adorable set called Snow Friends from
Sweet N' Sassy Stamps . My card is pretty simple, I colored the snowcouples winter wear with my copic and SU markers. I added dazzling diamonds for snow, the sentiment is stamped and layered using the scalloped circle punch. I ran the pink cs through the CB using the snowflake embossing folder and the dp is SU. Enjoy your Friday!