Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I had a great time playing on my days off....

Hi everyone!! I finally had a couple days off which gave me some time to PLAY!! I was able to complete a few challenges. The top two cards were for challenges. The above card is for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. We were asked to use a punch!! The inspiration for this card came from the cover of Cardmaker Magazine.
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Real Red and Gold
Ink : Stampin' Up Real Red Craft
Stamps: Stampin' Up Grateful Greetings
Punch: Martha Stewart border punch
Glitter: Martha Stewart Garnet glitter
Ranger Gold Stickles

The above card is for the 365 Cards blog challenge. There was a card recipe that we had to use. 4.25x5.5 inch card base, 4x4 piece of patterned paper, 2x2 piece of patterned paper, 3 buttons, 1 ribbon, and sentiment.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Kraft
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up DSP Urban Oasis
Stamps: Stampin' Up For All You Do
Ribbon: Stampin' Up Basic Black 1.5in. Stripped Grograin Ribbon

I was so impressed with the way that this turned out. This stamp set by Stampin' Up has been around for a while. I have had it probably a year. For those of your that followed my blog when I updated it ALOT, I used to make mention that I will not put away a stamp set until it gets used on a card. In the efforts to try to organize and simplify, I had to use this set. I has been sitting here forever. Well....this is what I got. I love it. It is perfect for a co-workers birthday next month.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Summer Sun, Rose Red, Old Olive
Ink: Stampin' Up Rose Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive and Always Artichoke
Ribbon: Stampin' Up Old Olive 5/8 grograin ribbon
Stamps: Stampin' Up Inspired by Nature & Everyday Expressions (retired)
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels Three) & QuicKutz Maddie Ann Numbers

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One More Card....

Can you believe? WOW!! Not only did I finish two cards. I am actually posting the second one.

This card is for 365 Cards challenge to make a card for a teenage girl.

On my door step this afternoon was a package from my good friend Tracey. In the package was a new stamp set and a package of vellum. Thanks Tracey for the inspiration!!

Stamps: You Rock (Close To My Heart), French Filigree (SU)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White (All SU)
Die Cut: Nestabilities ( Spellbinders)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black Craft
Black Embossing Powder.

Thanks for taking a look!

I will probably be away for a few days. Look forward to new projects with my NEW DISTRESS INK colors from Tim Holtz. I got a shipping confirmation from him today!!! Yeah!!

A Card for a Few Challenges

Two posts in one week. I may be on to something!

This cards is for the Color Challenge at SCS. We were asked to use Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip and Pretty In Pink, all from Stampin' Up.

I am also using this card as an entry in to the DT call at Simon Says Stamp.

I also used the Kit of the Month for October from Unity.

Thanks for taking a peek and wish me luck on my DT Call!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yeah!!! I'm A WINNER!!!

First of all, I am so sorry for being MIA throughout all of December. You all know, it is a busy time of year.
Second, the reason for the title. I was browsing Tim Holtz blog last night and he was writing about the new Distress Ink colors coming out, so I left a comment about my excitement about the new colors also. This morning, on his blog, I have won 4 of his new ink colors that he is debuting at the CHA this weekend. Yeah!! I am so excited!! I had to share!

Third....Yesterday I finally got to "dig in" to my birthday present which I was told about last August. It is finally complete, and I got to move it.

My husband is a master carpenter. He does beautiful work and he made me a work station for my craft room. Check out the pics.....

Here are a couple cards I made for some friends. Enjoy Your Journey is made with Stampin' Up DSP, cardstock and inks. I did the wonderful stitching myself and the stamp is Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous.

Another card for a friend. This is his birthday card, but I also wanted to make it inspirational, because he has so many great opportunities coming his way in the next few months. I love the plaid background, bacause it is for a guy. The sentiment stamp is Tim Holtz by Stampers Anonymous, and all ink are Tim Holtz. Stampin Up cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!!