Monday, November 30, 2009

Hey there everyone. Well, it seems like forever since I've posted a card!! Although I missed getting inky, we had a nice relaxing week with family. We stayed up late playing cards and slept in until whenever! Not much cooking (I was delegated dish duty :0) and Aunt and Uncles, Grandma and Grandpa were more than happy to help occupy the boys time and every request :0) BUT - I do have to admit that it took only about 10 minutes from walking in the door last night to start getting crafty!

I used the SU! snowflake die and the Spellbinders Fancy tags and pointed circle dies to create this card. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps. This card was created for last Fridays PMS challenge to make something Christmas/holiday related. Although this doesn't really scream holiday, the snowflake at least pulls you in that direction ;0). I used the snowflake CB embossing folder and for lots of wintery sparkle I sprayed the kraft snowflake with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and the Fancy Tag with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist. That Marshmallow mist is perfect for holiday sparkle, I'm finding myself misting EVERYTHING with it!

If your in the mood to create something festive (or you already have) link it up on the PMS blog so we can all see it! Hope your day is full of wintery sparkle :0)

P(M)S. . . .if you're still in sale mode from this past weekend. PMS's Countdown to Christmas sale is 20% off all Moody's. Just enter Moody20 in the voucher box when your're checking out :0)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Black Friday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We're still away enjoying time with family and friends but I thought I would hop into blogworld to see what was up. I also wanted to post this fun little quiz I received from a couple blog buddies: Mariana and Alyssa. If you haven't checked out their blogs, you need to. Amazingly talented ladies - and super sweet too!

AND I was just tickled to find out that one of them is my neighbor! LITERALLY!! We live in the same town!! How fun is that :0) I can't wait to meet her and see her creative talent first hand! This is truly a small world. So without further delay, here is my blog award and ONE WORD answers to the quiz.

1. Where is your cell phone? Charging
2. Your hair? Short
3. Your mother? Giving
4. Your father? Proud
5. Your favorite food? Oriental
6. Your dream last night? Rewarding
7. Your favorite drink? Merlot
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room are you in? Family
10. Your hobby? Cards
11. Your fear? Sickness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Thinner
13. Where were you last night? Bucs Game
14. Something that you aren’t? Organized
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? Landscaping
17. Where did you grow up? Lake County
18. Last thing you did? Create
19. What are you wearing? Sweats
20. Your TV? New
21. Your Pets? Dumb
22. Friends? Awesome
23. Your life? Full
24. Your mood? Tired
25. Missing Someone? Sister
26. Vehicle? Flex
27. Something your not wearing? Contacts
28. Your favorite store? Archivers
29. Your favorite color? Black
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? WalMart
34. Facebook? Sporadic
35. Favorite place to eat? Kobe
Now I am supposed to pass this award on to 5 people.
I know that many have already received this and it would be really hard to decide to whom to pass this award on, but I am choosing these 5 talented ladies that inspire me every day; with their talent, their kind comments, and their posts that just make me smile. Take a peek at these Over the Top blogs;

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Holiday Weekend!!
Happy Birthday to my wonderful Mom today!!! I am the person, the mother, the creator I am because of you - I Love you :0)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gardening Snowman

A quick post today to show you another card I made using one of Anna Wights November release sets titled Gardening Snowman. There are so many accessories in this set, I should have made it a snow woman - we love to accessorize!! The two birds, the birdhouse, the birdseed, they are all individual stamps.

I think I got a little carried away with the sewing machine :0) But I figure if I'm gonna lug the thing out, set it all up, that I might as well make good use of it! I added some sparkle to the top of the birdhouse and along the snowline with a Sakura stardust gel pen - doesn't like to photograph well. And it's also probably hard to tell that there are three layers to that snowman!! Finally, I added a little bling on each side of the sentiment to give it a little more emphasis, it kind of gets lost with everything else going on :0)

Looking forward to the nice long holiday? Starts tomorrow for me - I took the whole next week off!! Yippee!! We're headed out to see family - should be fun. So if it seems quiet around here - that's why. If you are traveling - hope all is safe and well. Gobble, gobble!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Winter Chill

Hey all! Did I tell you that I am a WSFD for the months of November and December?! Hee Hee I'm just soo excited I had to say it again :0). Here's another card I made with the new Think Snow set.

This little ice skating penguin is the cutest! I kept this card pretty simple and resisted traditional winter holiday colors. I have several friends who have birthdays during the winter, and thought this would be a cute winter themed birthday card! You can view these sets and all of Anna's other adorable stamps at Whipper Snapper Designs.

It's starting to get chilly around here, time to start getting the winter coats, hats, and gloves out. I enjoy the changing of the seasons, and winter for about a month. Usually around December 26th I'm ready for things to start warming up :0)

Hope you're day is warm and cozy!!

Whipper Snapper November Release!!

O.K., Let me just say that I have been (not so) patiently waiting for this day for awhile now.

But first some background . . . My first step into blogland was through a link from Anna Wight's (A.K.A Sweet Miss Daisy) Splitcoast Stampers online gallery. I absolutely fell in love with her style, sense of humor and daily musings. I instantly became an avid follower and fan. She was my stamping idol! I bought all the tools she blogged about, I CASE'd her projects and cards and I practiced the tutorials she posted. I was thrilled when she ventured into the realm of designing stamps for Whipper Snapper. Her stamp designs are just as fabulous as the cards she creates. Always so heartwarming and filled with her sense of humor - some of them just crack me up! :0)

Soooo . . . when I received an email from Anna asking ME if I'd like to be a Whipper Snapper Featured Designer I just about pee'd my pants!! No, really!! She is my stamping rockstar and to let me go "on tour" with her for these next two months is literally a dream come true - Thanks Anna!

Today is RELEASE DAY for two of Anna's new sets!! Woo- Hoo!! Here's a peak;

Aren't they the cutest?? She always has the best sayings to coordinate with her images. I'm having fun playing with these sets and will be posting cards I made through out the week. Here's my first one to show you:

I don't think I've ever seen a snowman of hers I didn't like. She has a way with ice ice baby! (sorry I couldn't resist). This chubby little guy is from the Gardening Snowman set. I used the large SU! snowflake die to cut out the image on chipboard. I then used the negative image for the card. I distressed the chipboard with Ranger distress ink and then stamped the snowflake from Think Snow. I backed the image with a page from an old book, added some faux stitching and buttons. On the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment "Like a snowflake, you are one of a kind."

So, that's my first card as a Featured Designer for Whipper Snapper. I hope you like it. Both of Anna Wight's new sets are available today, over at Whipper Snapper Designs.

Wanna check out some other fabulous creations made with these sets???

Here are the links to the other Whipper Snapper Featured Designers and to Anna's blog too!
Hop on over and tell them all hi!

The Who's Who of November/December Featured Designers:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Caffeine Trip

Woo Hoo it's Friday!! Can't wait for the weekend - about 8 hours to go!! If you could see me now you'd see my shoulders rockin', my hips swaying and my feet doing a happy dance!!

I'll have more to share on Monday about why I am sooo looking forward to this weekend ;0)

So here's a card I made for the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge over at PMS. It's a sketch challenge and you can check out the sketch and the other DT samples on the PMS blog.
I used the "to go" coffee image for the front of the card. It had a funky design to it so I tried going for that psychadelic color scheme?. It kinda has that Partridge Family vibe don't you think??

And here's the inside. I was trying to make it look like a to go cup with the corrugated cardboard wrap thingy. I think this sentiment is soo fun! I really wanted to put the words "Caffeine Trip" on the outside - I think that would just be too funny, but I couldn't get it to work with the image I had already created - but I'll keep it mind for another card :0)

Hope you all have a super duper weekend!

Stamps: PMS - Caffeine Trip
Paper: SU!
Ink: Staz On, Copics, Ranger distress ink
Accessories: SU! ribbon, crimper, hole punch

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

BooBoo 4 U

Although multi-tasking isn't always a good thing, when I can cover several challenges with one card I am happy :0). This card used this weeks 2S4U sketch as inspiration for the layout and the Paper Makeup Stamps release party challenge for colors and other specifics!

This "Boo Boo Monster" and sentiment are new releases over at PMS - isn't he the cutest? I created little band-aids to use as part of the design elements from the sketch layout.
The release party challenge was to use the colors, black, pink, white, a little bling, and texture.

And what's this?!
a bonus card!! I created this card for the second PMS release party challenge to CASE a card in the PMS gallery. I loved this quilted card concept from Michelle as soon as I saw it and really wanted to try the quilted technique.

I punched a bunch of the same size squares out of coordinating paper from a small Basic Grey pad I had. I glued them to my card base and ran the whole thing through my CB and labels Nestability. I used a white gel pen to draw in the stiching, but wished I would have used real stitching instead. Oh well, I still think it achieved the look I was going for.

It's been a really crazy week here. 3 day training class at work - with homework :0( Hubby out of town :0( And some extra-curricular activity every night of the week. I haven't been able to blog hop as regularly as I like and it bums me out that I may be missing some awesome creativity !! Hopefully I can catch up with you all soon :0)

We're almost to Friday - yippee!! Have a happy Thursday everyone!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps November Blog Hop

Happy Saturday everyone!! If you hopped here from Lisa's blog you're in the right place!! If not and you'd like to be wowed with some amazing PMS eye candy then head over to the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog and start there!

Today I am showing a card I made with sweet little Henry. He is very very special!! Not only is he a new release in the ever popular Fairy series, but a portion of all sales from this little guy will be given to fellow blogger/stamper Sarah Anderson and her family in remembrance or their 3 yr old son Henry who sadly and unexpectedly passed away this week.

I used lots of sparkly stuff on this card. This was fun to color - I think he looks a little like a Gingerbread Boy :0)

Well if you've visited a PMS Hop before then you know a secret message is built in among all the posts. Did you get your first letter? Remember to collect them all for your secret code to get 15% off the new releases. And as an added bonus we're combining it with this weeks Countdown to Christmas sale to receive 15% off your entire order!! Did I hear a Woo Hoo!!

So do you want to know what the next letter is??

Well write down the letter ..... H ......

Next on the Hop is Tangi, I'm sure she has some fabulous eye candy for you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Henry in Digi

Many of you hopping around Blog Land may have heard of the sad, sad news of how fellow stamper/blogger Sarah Anderson lost her 3 year old son on Monday. It was a sudden illness that only started last Friday. They still are unsure of what happened. It is totally tragic and heart wrenching and just really tears at me thinking of the pain, the confusion and the loss the family is going through right now. It is a mom's greatest fear. She could use all the support and prayers out there right now!

Katie (PMS owner) felt the need to do something to help out - in some small way to keep Henry's memory alive. So I Introduce you to Henry the snow angel fairy. $2.50 of the proceeds from each Henry sold will be sent to the Anderson family for them to use whatever way is best to keep Henry's memory alive for their family.

The digital version of Henry is available now at Paper Makeup Stamps . Henry in rubber stamp form will be available at 8:00 p.m. CST tomorrow night at the November Release Party. You can join in on the fun at the FORUM.

Check back tomorrow for a PMS blog hop with the opportunity to save, save, save. And check out what I came up with using Henry!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Go Green Monster

Here's another sneak at some of the new images being released on Saturday over at Paper Makeup Stamps. This is George. Isn't he fun?! I made a little gift tag for this reuseable water bottle - I thought it would be cute - I mean cool, for a bunch of scouts.

The recycle sign is also a separate stamp being released. On the flip side of this little tag I stamped the initial of the person I was giving it to.

You can see all of the other monsters and related images being released at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog - there are some cute ones for sure! And don't forget, leave a comment for the chance to win the entire release!

Have a happy GREEN day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Everday Thanks

Hey there everyone - can you believe it, I'm posting 2 days in a row!! It's release week over at Paper Makeup Stamps which means lots of sneak peaks at new stamps AND the opportunity to WIN them. Yep, you could win the ENTIRE release just by leaving a comment each day over on the Paper Makeup Stamps blog!!

Today the sneak peaks are of a set of thank you sentiments called "Everyday Thanks". I'm showing a quote by William Shaespeare - classical, somewhat formal, but very sincere. I paired it with the thank you embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I went with one of my favorite color combos right now -brown and teal blue. Love it! It also has a very classy, formal look to it.

Head over to the blog and leave a comment. You can also view the Moody Girl peeks from yesterday, leave a comment and double your chances!! Tomorrow, I'll have yet another peek.

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps
Paper: Sharon Ann, SU!
Ink: Staz on Black, Ranger Distress ink
Accessories: SU! ribbon, CB EF, Nesties, Paper Studio flower and bling

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winter Wonderful

Happy November!! With the turn of the clocks this weekend the last little remnants of summer faded with the sunlight. I miss summer already, but look forward to the next few months because it is all about friends, family and togetherness. It truly is a wonderful time.

I created this card using a free digi download from Verve. It was one of their image sets that didn't get turned into rubber. I thought both the mittens and the sentiment were beautiful.

I don't think there is a lot to this card that needs explaining. I did use Flock on the mitten cuffs. I haven't used that in FOREVER!! I used my favorite ribbon from SU! Gotta love Not Quite Navy!!

Short post today
, but stop by tomorrow and the rest of the week. It will be busy around here as it gets closer to the November release for Paper Makeup Stamps on the 7th!!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Put a Spell on You!

Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend. Here's one more treat to put in your stamping goodie bag!!

Check out the Countdown to Christmas sale over at Paper Makeup Stamps !

In honor of the holiday at hand . . . we're going to put a spell on you for this weeks Countdaown to Christmas!

And you'd better hurry....things are selling out fast! ALL spellbinders are 31% off the retail price! 31%!!!!!

This is is good on in stock merchandise only! Keep checking back as items will be restocked. The sales have already been put on each item so no codes to worry about!