Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Everyday Quilt

Here's another card showcasing one of the new Whipper Snapper December release cling mount sets. This card is made using Everday Quilt. I must admit, I am not a quilter. In fact, I barely even know how to turn on my sewing machine! But with these two sets, I can get the same look with rubber and ink ;0)

I tried to use bold, non traditional colors on this one and mounted them on black and then on white to make them stand out even more! The sentiment, also in the set, was set against the black ribbon so that it didn't get lost with everything else going on. I added the button and faux stitching (because as I said before, I am not a quilter and barely a seamstress) to go along with the theme of this card.

Here's a trick for you: Use little slivers of white scrap cardstock instead of thread in your buttons. It's easy to thread, you can make it whatever thickness you want, and if your like me there's PLENTY of it lying around :0)

I'm enjoying the last week of Christmas vacation preparing for the new year - out with the old, in with the new!! Cleaning out closets, drawers, taking down Christmas decorations, cleaning and purging the stamp room. However, I may have to take a break and find some stamping time too ;0)

Have a wonderful end to this year.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Whipper Snapper December Release

Happy Post Christmas Everyone!! In addition to all of the merriment that's been going on lately, it's time for another Whipper Snapper cling mount set release by Anna Wight!!

This month the two sets are Springtime Quilt and Quilting Forever.

Todays card features sweet spring images from the Springtime Quilt set. I used paper from daisyds Spring Blossoms collections to give it that warm homespun feel.

Here's a closeup of that cute little bird to show you a little more of the dimension . . . and ALL that faux stitching :0)

I'll be back with more cards using these sets later this week, but make sure to stop by all of the November/December featured designers for more awesome ideas for these two sets!

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

Amy Rohl
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/rohla
Blog: http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com

Carla Murphy
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/cardsbycarla
Blog: http://cardsbycarla.blogspot.com

Gabriela Divine
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/gabydee
Blog: http://gabiwithaneye.blogspot.com

Jennifer King
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/jkincolorado
Blog: http://lookiewhaticando.blogspot.com

Anna Wight
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/sweetmissdaisy
Blog: http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com

And Me!Randee Elsing
SCS Gallery: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/Randee_E
Blog: http://www.mystampingground.blogspot.com

Just a reminder, you can see all of the projects current and past Featured Designers have uploaded to their SplitCoast galleries by viewing the Whipper Snapper Featured Designer Gallery. Have a look -- it's a great place to find all KINDS of great inspiration!

Have fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Seattle Sights

Helloooo . . . Anybody out there?!?!? Oh My!! It's been awhile, it's seems like forever since I've been crafty :0( But as stated before, family comes first and sometimes we just need to take a break . . .

Here's a little update on what's going on here;

We spent last week in Seattle. My Grandma turned 91 and for her celebration the whole family was going to be there to help her celebrate. We had planes flying in from everywhere; Boston, California, and Chicago! Unfortunately she is not in the best of health and we could only visit her for short periods at a time and she was in and out of consciousness, but she knew we were there and just being around her family perked her spirits and her condition. We asked her what she wanted to do for her big birthday and she just said - "sit here and look at my beautiful family". Grandmas are such special people . . . I love her!

So, when we weren't visiting her, we tried to keep 5 energetic kids occupied!! We did manage one day to go downtown to the Public Market.

Underneath the market down Post Alley there is a stomach churning, yet in a weird gross sort-of-way, a very cool, unique and ever changing piece of art - the Bubble Gum Wall.

No, it is not a classy place, but the gum wall is classic Seattle. It is also one of those little pieces that really make the market. Gross and probably filled with all kinds of icky sickness and bacteria, the gum wall is a site to behold... we took our picture and added our gum... life is too short to skip simple fun...

This is my youngest being assisted by Grandpa to get his to stick with his "lucky penny" he found earlier in the day.

We also got to peak around at all of the vendors - including the famous "fish throwers". Here's my middle son (the birthday boy - just turned 11 yesterday) with an interesting find :0)

And some other pretty sights...

These pepper/garlic arrangements will last up to a year!! They'll dry up but you can still pull them off as you need them!

A view of the two new sports stadiums and Mt. Rainier in the background.

Sorry I don't have anything crafty to show you. I think tomorrow I'll post some of the crafty Christmas cards I've received :0) Today is my last day of work for the rest of the year WAHOOO!!! So I'm hoping to get some crafty time in REAL soon!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your holidays are filled with family, friends and Christmas cheer!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Paper Makeup Stamps December Blog Hop!

Happy Monday! What better way to start off the week than with a Blog Hop! If you're hopping here from Tina's blog then you've no doubt been wowed with some great eye candy. If not, well then grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and start the hop at the PMS Blog.

Today I'm showcasing the lighthouse and one sentiment from the new Sailing By set. This set is just AWESOME!! The stamps are so versatile, there are ten stamps in all and the possibilities are endless. They were created by PMS's own Shalea Odd.

I created my card inspired by two awesome cards on SCS. The nite time sky and layout was inspired by this card. And I loved how they created the rocky shore on this card. I decided to use it for the waves too :0)

Well, if you've participated in a PMS blog hop before then I'm sure you're looking for that secret letter :0). Collect them all for your secret voucher code to receive 15% off your entire order at PMS.

So without further adieu, your letter from me is ......R.....

Thanks for hopping on by. Now hop on over to the wonderful PMS owner and stamper extraordinare KATIE !

Sunday, December 6, 2009

PMS Sneak PeeK Day #3

Another quick post today to show you the latest word art release from Paper Makeup Stamps. You can view all of the other wordart being released on the PMS Blog.

Tomorrow is release day! That means a blog hop, and release party so be sure to check back!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dylan Sneak Peak Day 2

It's the beginning of December which means it's time for another Paper Makeup Stamps release! And what a fun release it is. Many of the stamps have a wonderful nautical theme to them!!

Todays sneak peak features the new fairies being released this month. This is Dylan. I LOVE his puffy vest. I really want one just like it, same color too :0) The sentiment is also being released this month.

Today is also the start of the next Countdown to Christmas weekly special. This week PMS is offering 25% off all Holiday stamps. Check out the PMS blog for sneak peaks at all the other fairies being released on Monday as well as all the details on the Countdown to Christmas sale.

Well, I'm off to hit some craft fairs. I'm actually working at one for our school district. I'll be taking pictures of Santa with the kids :0) Hopefully I'll find some unique creative Christmas presents at the same time.!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Think Snow Trio

Happy Hump day! A quick post 'cause go figure I got work to do :0)

Here's another card I made using the Anna Wights November release for Whipper Snapper. All three images are from the Think Snow set. The picture is really crappy, but all 3 tags are spritzed with my (at the moment favorite) Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!