Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Scheme Thursday & Cardabilities Sketch Reveal 18!!

Today is a special treat !!

Not only is it Dreamweaver Stencil's Dream Scheme Thursday, with a Happy New Year "Love" theme, it is also Sketch Reveal.

Here is the wonderful sketch....

and her is my New Year's "Love" themed card!!!

I used a Dreamweaver Stencil "Toile Heart" that will be released at CHA. Isn't it gorgeous?? I used Transparent Embossing Paste and sprinkled with the silver glitter! I chose blue and silver as my color choice today, because that color combination reminds me of **fireworks**, and it is New Years!

Some of the other products that I used on my card is:

Skipping Stones Design stamps, Verve Stamps, Spellbinders Labels 16 are the deets....You can play along just like I did. I used my wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils and followed the sketch at! Upload your projects on both sites and the DT's will come by and leave you lots of love! Who knows, maybe your will win a prize!!
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back to challenges.....Playdate Cafe & Viva La Verve

Good day!! If you are looking for the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday post CLICK HERE, or read this post and then that one (hehe)

It has been such a long time that I have participated in a challenge for fun, so today, I chose the Week 4 sketch challenge at Viva La Verve and Play Date Cafe for some fun today!

The great colors from Play Date Cafe are

It is quite striking combination!
Take a look at the great sketch today at Splitcoast from the Verve forum...Viva La Verve. As well as the sketch challenge from Viva La Verve this week, there is also a monthly theme, Ornaments and Winter Decor. Even though this is a Valentine's Card, these exact colors are Christmas decor in my dining room.

Here is my card...

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Sweet Valentine, Hearts Desire, Hearts On Fire (Verve Stamps)
Ink: Pacific Point, Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up)
Embossing Ink & Powder: Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Embossing Ink (Stampendous); Detail Embossing Powder (Stampendous) Pearlescent Garnet & Lapis Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Dies: Nested Hearts (Spellbinders)
Extras: Satin Ribbon (craft supply); stitching (me)

Thanks for taking the time to take a look at my blog today. I encourage you to play along with these challenge! Lots of fun to be had and a BUNCH of inspiration!

Have a super day!

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Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!!!

Happy Tuesday Friends!!!

You know what today is?? YES!!! Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!!!

Today I am using a wonderful sketch by Maile Belles, our December Sketch Artist and a bit of a sneaky peeky from our January Release....

The Sketch...

My card...

This set is so fun and has such cute sentiments for cute cards for your girlfriends, your Mom, your sisters...Love it!!! Stay tuned for January!!!

I also used a super cool new stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils to make that sweet plaid background!!( You will see more of that around CHA time!!!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Check out what the other Stamp Tramps are up to today...

Be sure to rush back to Skipping Stones Design and upload your creation for your chance to win next Wednesday!!

Come back on Thursday for a Cardabilities Design Team Reveal and a Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Scheme Thursday!!

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Thursday

Happy Thursday bloggers!!!
Dreamweaver Stencils challenge is open to your own creativity this week. Whatever your little heart desires....go for it!!!

I have somewhat of a sneaky peeky for your today!! Dreamweaver Stencils has a lot of surprises up their sleeves that you are going to love!!!

This Love Bird stencil is one of them....


I used Glossy Black Embossing Paste with a sprinkle of glitter on the top. Easy Peasy!!!

Check out Dreamweaver Stencil Blog,
Dream It Up for list of Dream Teamers that are posting today!!

Now, rush off to your craft area, make a gorgeous creation, and then post your creation at Dream It Up! I will pop by your blog and give you lots of love on your creation!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today!! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday

Hello all!!! I hope you are all ready for the big day!!! It is just around the corner!!!

Today all the Stamp Tramps are featuring a set that was released last Tuesday, Brrrthday!

This week we have also been blessed with another fabby sketch by this months sketch artist, Maile Belles.

Here is the little darling that I came up with this week:

I wish I would have found that tinsel ribbon in my stash alot sooner. In real life, it really gives this penguin a REALLY chilly feel!!!

Take the time today to stop by all of the Skipping Stones Design Stamp Tramps blogs to see what they came up with this week!

and our Guests

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas with lots of family close by!! Stop by again on Thursday for another Dreamweaver Dream Scheme post!!

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dreamweaver Blue & Purple Dream Scheme Color Challenge

Yeah!!!! Thursdays here! It's a great day of the week to fall upon my blog! Every Thursday, Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team reveals a bit of inspiration on each of their blogs. Each week, Lynell, owner & designer of our wonderful stencils, challenges us to create something spectacular. This week she asked for Blue and Purple, and I had just the thing for her....

I knew right away that I was going to use the Petals Background (LJ899) stencil with the Double Glitter Technique and Lapis & Amethyst glitter!!! I then pasted my Happy Birthday (LM239) with Glossy Blue Embossing Paste (beautiful!! Photo doesn't do it justice! Must try for yourself!). Next, I took a scrap piece of blue paper and using Glossy White Embossing Paste, stenciled Curliques (LJ855). Once I got all the components piled on, I wrapped the sentiment with a shimmery seam binding, added some jewels, and called it BEAUTIFUL!!!! This card was based on the sketch by Julee Tilman at Mojo Monday.

Following with Lynell's blue theme, I put together a simple, yet elegant card using the Merry Christmas (LL386) stencil. Once again I simply paste embossed the sentiment using Glossy Blue Embossing Paste. I followed that with some scoring and placement of gems & a bow....TAAA DAAAA!!

Here are the deets....make a project using Dreamweaver Stencils, go to Dream It Up and link your project to Mr. Linky. Please link to your blog or an online album. We appreciate if you can link directly to your project then we can come by and leave you some love on your wonderful creations!!!

Please visit the other Dream Team members and see what they are up to today...

Thanks for visiting!! Have a GREAT day!!!!

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch Reveal #17

Good morning Friends......OK, are you all ready for Christmas? 10 days away? Yikes that is crazy. Back in September, when I started to leisurely make Christmas cards, I was so jovially thinking "I have all the time in the world"! WRONG! Here it is, the Christmas cards are done, but anything else? No. Not done. I haven't mailed the cards, I haven't bought very many gifts, I haven't planned my Christmas dinner, I haven't washed the sheets in the guests beds....You know what I am talking about....I don't think I am alone here.

What I did do though, was make a card for Cardabilities sketch challenge 17. Here is the wonderful sketch......

Here is what I did with it.....

I can't believe that I am saying this out loud, but quite possibly my favorite Holiday stamps are Just Rite Stamps or quite possible Verve Stamps. It's a toss up this year. This cards cute little snowman is from Just Rite Stamps and the perfect Merry Christmas sentiment is from Verve.

Here are the rest of goodies in this card:

Card Stock: Close To My Heart
Patterned Paper: Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (Stampin' Up); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Classic Circle (Spellbinders); other die (Marianne Designs)
Border Sticker: Martha Stewart

Every week Cardabilities has a great sponsor with an awesome prize. Won't you play along for you chance to win!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to see you tomorrow for a fun color challenge by Dreamweaver Stencils!!

Have a blessed day!!!

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Skipping Stones Design...NEW RELEASE & BLOG HOP!!!!

Good morning Blogging friends!!! It's Sketch Tuesday at Skipping Stones Design!! We also have TWO new releases AND A BLOG HOP!!! WOW!! If you came here from Rae Barthel's blog, Simply Rae, you are in the right place!! If you just happened upon my blog today and want to participate in the hop...please start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design.

Today all the Stamp Tramps and the Guest Tramps are using a brand new set called Sentiment Frames #1 along with the wonderful sketch by Maile Belles! Here it is.....

Please play along!! One lucky participant in our challenge will win the stamp set of their choice!!

Here is my take on this fabby sketch.....

Sentiment Frames #1 is a GREAT set! Clearly it has some wonderful frames and sentiments such as Happy Birthday, Happy Holidays, Congratulations and To/From. This set is super versatile for all year long card making!!!

This is the last stop on the Hop. I hope you had a super time and got your mojo all pumped up to play along with Maile's sketch!

Have a super day!!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Dreamweaver Dream Schemes Challenge!!

Hi crafty friends!!!

I wanted to let you know that Dreamweaver Stencils is giving away free stencils!!! All you to do is make a project using Dreamweaver Stencils and enter it in the Mr. Linky at Dream It Up!!! Last week we had three participants and being the kind, generous person that Lynell is, she sent ALL participants FREE stencils!!

Here is some projects that I made to tantalize you....

Can wait to oooogle over your creations!!!

Double Glitter Technique

Regular Embossing Paste with Distress Inks

Pearlescent Embossing Paste on White Shimmer Card stock

Pearlescent Embossing Paste on Shimmer Black Card Stock

I hope you all have a day of blessings!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Dream Scheme Thursday!!!!

Good morning Friends!! I hope you are ready for your Thursday to get off to a "Dreamy" start!!!

Today Dreamweavers Stencils Dream Team will be posting some eye candy for your viewing pleasure!!!

Be sure to run by Dream It Up, Lynell Harlow's Dreamweaver blog. She will be running a challenge, with a stencil prize for the winner!!!!

Today I pulled out a 4x6 kraft card and went to work! I used the GORGEOUS Holly Flourish (LG731) stencil again and a new to me, older stencil, Long Merry Christmas (LL557). I used the Double Glitter Technique with the Long Merry Christmas stencil and regular embossing paste on the Holly Leaf Flourish. One the Holly Leaf Flourish was dry, I placed my stencil back over the image and misted it with Memory Mist Iridescent. I framed the sentiment with Fancy Tags from Spellbinders and I used dimensional stickers and placed the Long Merry Christmas right on top!!!

Today I have a small treat from the Future.....the Toile Heart (LL3010) stencil!!! This is a brand new stencil the Dreamweaver will be releasing at CHA!!! It is a beauty and a must have for any crafting collection!!!! The background was machine embossed with the Spellbinders Wizard and craft metal. The stencil I used was another new to me, Petal Background (LJ899). First I used copper and rust alcohol inks on the metal sheet. Once dry, I ran the metal with the stencil thought the machine. It is beautiful in person!!! It matched my "rusty" Toile Heart so well!! I pasted embossed the Toile Heart with Translucent Embossing paste and while still wet and the stencil still attached, I covered the image in Rusty glitter! It is such a beautiful color! Once that was dry, I sprayed Shimmering Copper Memory Mist all over the image! I didn't' stop there either! I even sprayed down my white May Arts sparkly ribbon. Its now copper! hehe....

I hope you enjoyed your visit!! Check out what the other Dream Team members are up to today...

Thanks so much for taking a peek today!! I hope you all have a whole day FULL of blessings!!!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Tuesday & THE LAST SALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!

Happy Tuesday blogging friends!!

You all are in for a treat today!! Skipping Stones Design is having ANOTHER awesome sale, where once again.....YOU GET FREE STUFF!!! For every three sets of stamps you buy, you get A FREE PRE-RELEASED stamps set. These two sets will be released in 2011...

Birthday Purses


How it works, you buy three sets and when you pay with PayPal, you leave which set you would like for free in the "comments to seller" section. If you want both sets, all you have to do is buy six sets. Easy Peasy!!! You will have so much fun with ALL your new Skipping Stones Design!

Now that it is December, we have a new sketch artist and a whole month of new sketches!! This month we have the honor of Maile Belles as our sketch designer. You have probably heard of her or seen her work in countless magazines. Here is sketch for week one! Play along and upload your work at the Skipping Stones Design website.

Here is my interpretation....

Here are the other supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Whisper White & Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Timeless Textures & Funny Coffee Vol. One (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Extras: Baby Blue Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Rhinestone Swirls (Recollections)
Dies: Classic Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals (Spellbinders)

Thanks so much for visiting today. Take the time to check out what the other Stamp Tramps are up too today...

and our Guest Stamp Tramps...

Have a great day!!!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Play Date Cafe Color Challenge!!

Good morning! I wanted to share this card that was inspired by the great color challenge, Play Date Cafe!! The color inspiration this week is Red and White! Perfect for Christmas!

Here is my card:
Card Stock: Close To My Heart
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Rhinestones & Ribbon: craft supply
Scoring: Scor Pal

This is an easy card, with a stunning finish! I hope you enjoy my creations and I hope you have a chance to play along at the Play Date Cafe!!!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dreamweaver's Stencil Dream Schemes Thursday Challenge

Good morning everyone!!! I hope you all are having a super day!!!

Today is a Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Schemes post and Lynell has challenged us to a sketch!!

She was sweet enough to use one of my sketches this week!! I was so flattered. This is the first time anyone would have used one of my sketches besides me!!! Thank you Lynell!!!

Here it is....

Here is mine...

As you can see.....the "glitter is going to get you" happened to me!!! I wish you could see this card in person!! The holly leaves are green, the berries are red, the flourishes are black....I was thrilled with the way it turned out!! I used a new stencil released this past summer Holly Flourish (LG731).

Here are the other supplies that I used on my card:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Handsome Hunter, Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Handsome Hunter (Stampin' Up)
Glitter: Craft Supply
Ribbon: May Arts
Stencil: Dreamweaver Stencil Holly Flourish (LG731)

Here is another fun card I made. This one has nothing to do with the sketch, but does have some "glitterly goodness" as promised!!!

I had a great time making this card. Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up)
Velvet Paper (The Paper Company)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
Dies: Rosette (Tim Holtz for Sizzix); Heirloom Ornaments (Spellbinders)
Stamps: Winter Sketchbook (Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous)
Glitter: Craft Supply
Stickles: Gold (Ranger)

Please take the time to see what the other members of the Dream Team are up to today...

I hope you all have a day full of blessings!!! Take care!!!

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