Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Love You card!!

Good morning everyone!! Hope you are all staying warm....we got down below freezing the last couple of nights!!! The only way I can stay warm is to stamp...LOL!!!
I finally had some time to stamp after returning from my CHA trip so I thought I would make a card for the Sung from the Heart Blog Hop!! The cute little telephone image from the Sung from the Heart set designed by Rupa Shevde for Gina K. Designs was colored with copics, mounted on Pure Luxury Passionate Pink cut out with a round Nestie, and a chipboard frame that was colored black with a copic. All the sentiments from this set are song titles and are paired with an adorable cool is that!!!!

If you would like to play along, upload your card made with this set to Mr. Linky on Gina's blog. On Feb 2nd, she will randomly chose a winner to receive a set of your choice by Rupa Shevde!
If you would like to see other cards that were made using Rupa's new set, visit Gina K's blog and follow the hop!

This is also for a few other challenges:
Our Creative Corner Challenge blog - to make something music inspired. The sentiment from this set is the title of a song
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays - open challenge
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - use hearts. The little telephone has hearts along the botton and one in the center of the dial thingy.
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - hearts
Raise the Bar challenge - the older the better. I used some old Stampin Up! dp that was unloved and sat in a drawer for a year or so.
Practical Scrappers - patterned paper
A Spoon Full of Sugar - freestyle

Stamps: Sung From the Heart
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Passionate Pink, Stampin Up! dp, Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Chipboard Frame, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Punch, Copics

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Goodies from CHA

Hello everyone!! I am finally back fron CHA ...we arrived Wednesday night and Bev's wonderful hubby, Ron, not only picked us up at the airport but had supper waiting for us when we got back to their house!!! My DH was there to pick me up so he got fed, too!!! George and I got back to Temple around 9:30 PM and went right to my parents to help them celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary!! They were having a little celebration with friends from Iowa.
Anyway...I wanted to share some pics of new products. I walked around looking at all the fabo new stuff with my jaw on the floor drooling all over myself....OMG!!!!!
This is a project I found at the Maya Roads booth...such awesome new chipboard and just look at this beautiful album!!!

My favorite booth was the Graphic 45 booth...such gorgeous projects!!! This old bird cage was decorated with beautiful cards and paper was weaved through the slats.

This old cupboard was filled with beautiful projects using Graphic 45 papers
More Graphic 45 projects.....
More Maya Road chipboard.....

Ranger Enamel cool is this!!! The tag is full of dimensional dots made with this product.

The new Distress Inks....Whoohoo!!!

Some Tim Holtz goodies...

I just love these Memory Box frames....sooo elegant!!!
My other pictures are in my laptop so I will upload more goodies tomorrow!! Thanks for stopping and have a great Friday!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello From CHA!!

Have you missed seeing me in blogland??? Bev Gerard (TexasGrammy), Pam Hooten (Iris), and I left for CHA last Thursday. We had an interesting thing happen to us: our connecting flight in Phoenix was cancelled due to weather so we had to stay over night and missed the opening of CHA. Oh least we made it and today Bev and I went to Disnayland....Mickey was leading the band around the square in the above picture!
Looks like Bev has two new friends!!!

We are having such a good time...I have met sooo many friends!!! These are the Texas girls...Bev Gerard (TexasGrammy), me, Jeanne Streiff (Jeanne S), and Carolyn King (Cammie).

This was taken at the Eclectic Paperie party on Saturday night...Michelle Fischer (sdiegogal), Bev Gerard (Texasgrammy), Pam Hooten (Iris), and me.

Whoohoo!!! I finally got to meet Tosh Leyendekker (Stamps4funinCa) and Michelle Rodgers (Lady2cu) owner of Stamper's Dream. I looked for those two ladies all day...guess where we finally met.... In the bathroom!!!! tooo funny!!!
Bev and I found sweet little Anne Harada (Itsapassion) .....another Texas gal!!!!

I finally met Dawn Easton (TreasureOiler)...we have been blogging friends for quite a while and we were on the DirtyDozen team togehter.

I finally got to meet two of my Clear Dollar Stamps DT members, Nancy Grant (inkcicles) and Katie Renz...aren't they cute!!!

We met up with Jenn Balcer at the Splitcoast booth and I got to meet Harriet (hskelly), one of my SCS challenge chasers!!! Bev, Broni (waterchild12), and I were at the EK Success booth taking a class when in walks Julie Ebrsole (JulieHRR)...what a cutie pie!!!

We found Karen Hunsaker (Imastampin) working in the Spellbinders booth....she is one of the new Rubbernecker DT members and I was really excited to meet her!!!

It's now midnight California time which means my body still thinks it's 2:00 AM...yikes!!! I'm off to bed...we still have one more day at CHA tomorrow and then it's home on Wednesday. I will have some product pictures for maybe Wednesday night .....the new Nesties for one!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gina K's Happy Hearts Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!! Tonight we are showcasing Gina K's Happy Hearts stamp set on our blogs!! This adorable set, illustrated by Tami Mayberry, is a must for making has 11 heart images and 29 words to create wonderful, love filled sentiments!! You have an opportunity to join the hop by adding your own blog post link with a project you've made with Happy Hearts, too! Look at the bottom of Gina's blog post tonight for the Mister Linkey box...just add your name and project link to join in on the fun!
The sweet little love image from Happy Hearts was stamped with Ruby Red and cutout with the smallest scalloped heart Nestabilities. The hearts were all layered and popped up with dimensionals. The background was created by punching squares of My Minds Eye dp. The glitter flourish, ribbon , and the heart stick pin finish it off.
Stamps: Tami Mayberry's Happy Hearts
Paper: Pure Luxury Ivory, Ocean Mist, Ruby Red, My Minds Eye dp
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: Heart Nestabilities, Ribbon, Glitter Flourish, Heart Stick Pin, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square Punches

Check out these links for even more inspiration:

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Tami's Happy Hearts stamp set in the Mister Linkey Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - check out her blog for the details.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Purrr-fectly Delightful Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome!! Tonight we are showcasing Theresa Momber's Purrr-fectly Delightful stamp set on our blogs. You have an opportunity to join in the hop by adding your own blog post link with a project you've made with the stamp set, too! Look at the bottom of Gina's blog post tonight for the Mister Linkey box for you to add your name and link to join in on the fun!
The flower and vase image from the Purrr-fectly Delightful stamp set were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The large flower was stamped twice and popped up with foam tape. Barely Banana ink was sponged around the flowers and glitter was added to the flower centers for a little glam. The sentiment from the same set, Spellbinders border, button with twine, and the wood flourish finish it off.
Stamps: Purrr-fectly Delightful
Paper: Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart, Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Barely Banana
Accessories: Spellbinders Border, Button, Twine, Wood Flourish, Nestabilities, Glitter, Copics, Foam Tape

Check out these links for even more inspiration:

Theresa's Guest Designers include:

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Theresa's Purrr-fectly Delightful Stamp set in the Mister Linkey Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - check out her blog for the details.

Creative Belli Challenge #83

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!!! Today's challenge is to use hearts. You can make a Valentine, anniversary card, or a little love note using stamps, stickers, chipboard, etc...what ever strikes your fancy!!

I stamped the Rubbernecker heart image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. The background paper is from Fancy Pants and I did a little fancy sewing around the edges. My sewing machine has been acting up and skipped a few stitches so don't look tooo close!!
Stamps: Rubbernecker Heart
Paper: White, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Real Red, Fancy Pants dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitterm Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Mestabilities, Martha Stewart Border Punch

This is also for a few other challenges:
Raise the Bar - to use something in our stash that hasn't been opened. I used a new package of red rhinestones
The Double Dog Dare Challenge - Hosted by Anne (Itsapassion) to make a card with at least 4 other challenges (post #54 in the SCS Double Dog Dare challenge forum)
One Stop Craft Challenge - to use fancy edges or corners
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Challenge - to make something girly
Caardvarks Challenge - to use red and hearts
Other Lovelies - Valentine
Incy Wincy Challenge - use you favorite color medium. I used Copics
Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC83 in the keywords section.

Christine Nay - Guest Designer
Jenny Gropp
Chris Dickinson
Ceal Pritchett
Holly Brown
Anne Harmon
Debbie Daniels
Fern Riley
Robin Kirkpatrick
Steph Zerbe

Welcome to our three new Belli girls!!!!!

Liz Williams
Joy Hadden
Maria Matter

Thanks for visiting, dig out those hearts and get to stampin!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Can you believe I'm making CAS cards???

The CAS challenge on Splitcoast today is a color challenge: use teal, white, and one other color of our choice..... Chocolate Chip was my choice. I dug out my Taken With Teal and Chocolate Chip scraps and went to work on this thank you card for a friend. The little coffee cups from Rubbernecker's Coffeetime Set #458 were stamped with Taken With Teal and colored with a brown Copic. The background TWT layer was run through the cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder and the SU scallop punch was used on the botton edge. Ribbon and doodling finish it off. I usually jazz my cards up a bit so keeping this a CAS design was a real challenge!!!
I made this little gift set of 3x3 cards for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast Saturday. Stef picked a wonderful site called Nell Hill's..... I found my inspiration from these beautiful Floral Prints. The images from 2 different Rubbernecker Floral sets and the Rubbernecker Wildflower background stamp were used along with Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, and Sage Shadow markers. Pretty simple but perfect to fit into a little gift bag.
Wait till my DD Holly sees my CAS cards...she is going to flip, I tell ya!!! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Morning Make Up!

Good morning everyone!!! I am having a real lazy day today.....still in my jammies and it's after 10:00 AM!!! I am trying to put away Christmas stuff and packing for CHA...WOOT!! I left my Christmas decorations up so we could have a Christmas celebration while my Sister and her DH were here last week but the party is over and now it's time to clean up...wish I had a good fairy who likes to clean and organize!!! Anyway.....
I have several projects that I made for SCS challenges that I didn't have time to post so here goes...
The Limited Supply Challenge yesterday was to make a small card and a treat. The polka dot paper from Three Bugs in a Rug was used to cover the tin and red polka dot ribbon was tied around the lid edge. Nesties hearts and heart brads were added to the top and the little ladybugs image from Clear Dollar Stamps Loving Ladybugs set were colored with copics and popped up on the heart. Another image from the same set was used on the 3" card...colored with copics and ribbon and a heart stick pin finish it off. BTW, the little heart stick pin was a gift from my friend, Michelle Rodgers from Stamper's Dream...thanks you sweet thang!!!
Stamps: Loving Ladybugs
Paper: White, Real Red, Three Bugs in a Rug dp called Playtime
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scalloped Heart Nestabilities, Square Scalloped Nestabilities, Heart Stick Pin, Copics, Heart bBads, Ribbon

The Ways to Use it challenge on Thursday, January 7, was to use something embellies, stamps, paper, etc. These adorable stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps Toybox Time were new from their January release. The images were colored with Copics and I drew the curvy line from the toy dog's nose around the sentiment. I also added some lace I got the other day at Hobby Lobby.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Toybox Time
Paper: White, Pumpkin Pie, Prism Frosted Teal, My Minds Eye bloom and Grow dp, Sassafras dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Lace, Clip, Nestabilities, Copics

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on January 6th......I used a Ridley image from the adorable Lovin' Ridley and Rosie stamp set illustrated by Wendy Hall for Clear Dollar Stamps . Ridley was colored with copics and layered on the beautiful Farm Fresh patterned paper. A button with twine and ribbon finish it off. I already added a Happy Birthday sentiment and sent it off to a friend who is having a special birthday in a week or two.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Lovin Ridley and Rosie
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Farm Fresh by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities, PTI Button, Twine, Ribbon

I made this card on Monday, January 4, for the CAS Challenge to make a Valentine and the Technique Challenge to do paper quilting. The adorable Ridley image from the Lovin' Ridley and Rosie set designed by Wendy Hall for Clear Dollar Stamps was colored with Copics and glitter was added to the wings. Can you believe I didn't even add ribbon, buttons, or brads...yikes!!!
Stamps: Lovin' Ridly and Rosie
Paper: Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, My Minds Eye dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Glitter, Dimensionals, Nestabilities

Whew!!! I think I'm all caught up now....If I could just get my house organized and my packing done I would be a happy stamper!!!! Thanks for coming by .....hope you have a great day!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #5

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Clearly Inspired Challenge on Lori McCroskey's blog..... today we have a sketch challenge for your stamping pleasure!!!

I decided to flip the sketch so I could use my little Rosie image from the Lovin Ridley & Rosie set illustrated by Wendy Hall and licensed by Clear Dollar Stamps.

Rosie was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copics, and her dress was paper pieced with the plaid dp I used in the background. Sorry, but I don't know the name of the was in a package of unmarked paper pieces. The ribbon, wood flourish, flower, button, twine, and the punched leaves finish it off.

Use Clear Dollar Stamps if you have them, if not, please play anyway....we would love to see your designs!!! A random winner will be chosen the following Thursday. Upload your cards to Mr. Linky on Lori's blog and if you upload to Splitcoast, use CIC5 in the keywords.

Thanks for off to the stamp room you go to join us in the CIC#5 challenge!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CSS Inspiration Blog Hop

It's time for another GinaK CenterStage Spotlight Team Blog Hop!

Each artist was asked to design their project by drawing inspiration from these photos of the AMAZING Christmas Cookie Bouquet the CSS Team sent to Gina's DT Coordinator Jessica Fick:

Click on these links to see what the participating Designers have prepared for us tonight:

The sweet little houses image from Gina K's Let It Snow set was stamped on Gina K's Pure Luxury White and colored with copics. Glitter was added to the snowy roofs , smoke, and the snowflakes from the same set were stamped in the sky area with Cool Caribbean. White Mulberry paper was torn in assorted sized strips and glued to the bottom half to cover the snow area at the bottom. The paper was then run through the top note die, trimmed around the perforated edge, and layered it on a piece of Pure Luxury Chocolate Kiss that was cut out with the top note die, also. The sentiment was stamped, cutout with Nestabilities, and attached with foam tape.
The snowman from the same set was also colored with copics, cut out, popped up with foam tape and pearls were added to the button areas. The background scalloped layer was run through the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder and the ribbon finished it off.

This was a fun and quick card to make....the Pure Luxury Passionate Pink cardstock was stamped with the snowflakes from Rupa Shevde's The Magic of Christmas set. The sentiment was from Gina K's Let it Snow set. The mitten paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly and the ribbon, button, twine, and snowflake finish it off.

Thanks sooo much for stopping by tonight...have fun on the hop!!!