Friday, October 31, 2008
The theme this week is Halloween, in honor of today of course! So here' s your last chance this year to use those fabulous Halloween goodies you have. For my card today, I went back to my roots. Yes, I used ONLY Stampin'Up! products! The set is Autumn Harvest and is a great, Halloween and Fall set. I bought this set for that reason. The little Jack'o lantern faces are separate so you can use them with the pumpkins or leave them off. The colors on this card are Really Rust, Mustard, and black. This set is great for masking, if you want to group the pumpkins together. I kept it even simpler and stamped the two back pumpkins side-by-side and then stamped a third pumpkin on scrap cs, colored and then cut him out. I then popped him up on a dimensional! Don't forget to check out the Stamp Something site to see what the rest of the team came up with. Anyone is welcome to play along, just leave a link to your card so we can see what you did! Have a safe and happy Halloween! Hugs,
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Of course, once I sat down, it all just came together. I created this little beauty! I put my theory of color combos to work-use least liked color the least amount. Here I played up the kiwi kiss (since it is one of my faves!) I watercolored the angel and added iridescent ice embossing powder to her wings. She is very sparkly in real life. I thought the soft, pretty, satin ribbon would be a great finishing touch. Today's another quick one, I've got a sick boy here crying his eyes out because his ear is hurting. It is breaking my heart. So, I'm off to the doctor today. Hugs,
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Mandy at Limelight has posted about this great cause, Babylegs, and if you scroll to the bottom you can see where to donate cards.
GinaK. is collecting cards (and it looks like some good Blog Candy is being offered up!)
Unity is collecting Cards for the troops (a prize is also involved).
Here's one more(than's for the reminder, Kristen), don't foget about the new monthly challenge, Cards for a Cause, on SCS. This month's cards are going to Chemo Angles. Read about it here.
I'm sure there are lots other's out there, but this is a start. If you want to help, you should probably act fast as, I think the ones I listed all come to an end by this weekend. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day! Hugs,
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
ETA: this challenge is hosted by Jessica from There She Goes stamp company. She is offering up a FREE set to one lucky winner. You have to link a sample to be eligible to win. Be sure to post it to the Stamp Something site.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I got some scrapbooking done this weekend, so I have some pages to share with you throughout the week. It was nice to get together with some neighbors and chit chat while we worked on our albums. Check back tomorrow for a fun little challenge, Crystal and I created for ourselves. We shared a little shopping therapy last week and bought the same set. So stop by and see what we did. Okay and one more thing before I go, I do have one more piece of exciting news to share. I am happy to announce that I am now part of the Limelight DT! You can see the official announcement here! Thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments and support! Hugs,
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
It was fun to just play! I pulled out some sets that I hadn't used in a while. I forgot how much I love this Papertrey Ink set, Out on a Limb (card #3). It really makes a beautiful card! The rest of the supplies and stamps used were all Stampin' Up! I'm keeping this short and sweet today. Thanks for all your wonderful comments yesterday! It sure kept me smiling! Hugs,
Friday, October 17, 2008
So did anyone have any guesses? Sorry to be a tease yesterday, but I had to have a little fun with this announcement. LOL! Yes, it is official, Denise and Erin asked me to join the Stamp Something Design Team! I am soooo excited and very proud to join the ranks of the other fabulous stampers on the team. I love what the site stands for and am looking forward to sharing my creations each week. I jumped right in with this week's challenge which was a sketch by Katharina of Whiff of Joy Stamps. I loved this sketch for it's nice clean lines and then the little oval off to the side. I really
wanted to play with this technique and knew my Growing in Unity tree would be the perfect setting for this fun Halloween card. I first sponged Summer Sun onto the top part of the glossy white cs (this created the yellow moon). Then I masked the moon with a punched circle and the bottom "grass" with a torn piece of computer paper. I sponged tangerine tango all over the top and kiwi along the bottom after I was done with the Tangerine (and removed the mask). I stamped the tree image with black stazon and created this spooky setting for my card. You can't see it in this picture, but the black background is embossed with the swirls embossing folder, it looks great with the swirls from the tree. I layered the sentiment with the designer label punch, 1 inch circle punch, and the large oval punch. I also roughed up the edges with my cutter kit (love the distressing tool that comes with the kit). The black ribbon is two-toned satin ribbon I won over at Limelight! Here is another card I did the other day for the Unity Wednesday Challenge on SCS-create a masculine card. I wanted to wait until I got to show you the Stamp Something Challenge card, before I posted this other one here. Check back every day, but especially Friday because now Friday's are officially Stamp Something Day! I'll have my challenge card posted here and the link to the blog site, or you can click the button in my sidebar. Thanks for sharing in my good news! Hugs,
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I love this page of Nicholas. I have gotten smart when sending in pages to SU for a contest. I now make a duplicate just for ME! Once you send in something to SU for a contest, it becomes property of SU and you may never see it again. The page I sent to SU is a little different, it has a better picture of Nicholas (one that really shows his dimple) and I also changed up the number of circles I used and their placement. This one was the "trial run" ofmy idea for the contest. Isn't' this a great color combo, too? I love the riding hood red with choc. chip and just the touches of baja and kiwi to compliment. This page is an 8x8 page and now all I have left to do is mount it onto a 12x12 page and possibly add a few more photos. I'll then just slide it into our family album and be done! Hugs,