Thursday, January 27, 2011

I am off to CHA......Finally!!!

Good morning bloggers...
I am super excited. This afternoon I am leaving for my first Craft & Hobby Association Convention!!! I can't wait to take in all it has to offer!!!
I will take alot of pictures to share when I get back!!

For my last post for a few days, I wanted to share a card that I will be teaching when I get back.

I was able to pair up an awesome combination of Dreamweaver Stencils and Petticoat Parlor die cuts! Isn't that frame too darling?

The stencil uses was Dangling Heart (LM 272) from Dreamweaver Stencils and the frame I used is Blanche, from the Petticoat Parlor Decorative Frames collection. The sparkle is a bit of Stampendous multi-crystal glitter.

I threw on a ribbon, some BG patterned paper and off I went!

Thanks for taking a peek today.

I can't wait to share pictures when I get back!! Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cardabilities Birthday Sketch with a FABULOUS Sponsor....DREAMWEAVER STENCILS...

Good morning sketch lovers!!!

Cardabilites has such a treat for you today, a great sketch and an AWESOME sponsor for this weeks winner!!

Dreamweaver Stencils is generous enough to be giving away THREE prizes this week!! Check out Cardabilites for all the details!

Here is our FAB sketch...

and here is my card...made with Dreamweaver Stencils...

This card was simply made with Hello (LS96). I paste embossed Hello with Glossy Blue Embossing Paste. The borders were sewn on with my AWESOME new Singer Curvy sewing machine (love that thing).

I hope to see you playing along with this week's sketch for your chance to win some Dreamweavers Stencils....pppssst......there are 11 new designs coming out this week at CHA...

Check out what the other members of the Dreamweavers Dream Team did with the Cardabilites Sketch...

Thanks alot for taking a peek today!!!

I hope you all have a day FULL of blessings!!
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ann's Happy Birthday BLOG HOP!!!!!

Happy Birthday ANN!!!! I am so honored to be included in this talented group of gals wishing you a Happy Birthday!!

I hope you have super day!!!

If you came here from Joanne's blog Just A Little Something, you are in the right place. If you have just stumbled upon this birthday hop for Ann, you can run over to Karen's blog and start from the beginning.

This card is so bright, I hope it doesn't hurt anyone's eyes!!!

This is a sneaky peeky of Skipping Stone Designs February release Pumpkin Seeds!!

Besides the Tim Holtz Alterations flowers here , the WHOLE card is Pumpkin Seeds!!

From here you will need to Dana's House of Cards for some more fantastic EYE CANDY!

Ann, I hope you have a fantastic day!!!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday...CHA Sneak Peeks...

We sure are excited to start sharing some of Dreamweaver Stencils new releases with you. With CHA only a bit over a week away, we decided it was time....

Oh my goodness, I fell in love with these two owls right away!! I think they are perfect in this simple frame, using the Double Glitter Technique.
Keep on the lookout for this stencil to soon be wildly popular with our Dream Team!

My next card isn't a sneak peek. This Beach Chair (LL329) stencil is available now. Click on the link for more information.

Using the Double Glitter Technique once again, I paired it up with some tropical papers that I picked up at Island Paperie in Maui and it brought back lots of memories of lazy days by the beach...A nice thought when there has been snow on the ground for three months. hehe

That's all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a day full of blessings !!!!
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Scor-It Just Rite Stampers Challenges and my LAST Moxie Fab Color Combo!!!!

Hi there!! This is my second post today. To see my Cardabilites Birthday Sketch post, CLICK HERE.

There is a fun sketch at Just Rite Inspiration this week. Actually, there is only one day to join, so I grabbed it by the horns, with the four sets of Just Rite Stamps that I haven't inked up yet and got to work.

The challenge this week is being sponsored by Scor-Pal and the challenge was to using scoring on your card. This was a no brainer for me. I have been looking for an excuse to make on of those adorable easel cards. I got the tutorial for SCS. You can view it HERE.

Here is my in it's "easel" position...

Here is my card closed or ready to slide into an envelope...

I am also submitting this card for Moxie Fab World's Monochromatic Color Challenge....

I can't believe that I have completed as many challenge as I have this week. All these colors have really gotten me going!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find the time to play along with me in one of these challenges!!! See you tomorrow for some sneak peeks from Dreamweaver Stencils!!

Here are the supplies I used on my card:
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride , Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Sending Love (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Romantic Sentiments & Decorative Frame Borders, Baroque Nested Frames, Victorian Nested Frames (Just Rite Stampers)
Ink: Regal Rose Craft Ink (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Lacey Circles, Small Circles (Spellbinder)
Punches: Heart Border Punch (Martha Stewart), 1 1/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch (Stampin' Up)
Extras: paper doily (craft supply), seam binding (Etsy), pink border lace (Ebay), brad (Jenni Bowlin)

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Cardabilities Birthday Sketch...Dreamweavers!!!

Good morning bloggers....

Today I have another sketch from Karan Gerber!! This months is Cardabilities one year anniversary, so we are celebrating every week this month with a great challenge!!

Link you submissions to

Here is my card...

I used an awesome stencil from Dreamweavers, Eyelet Border (LM 175), clear embossing paste and beautiful Stampendous Multi-Crystal Glitter !!! Such an easy technique, with a great result!! I also used Elizabeth Crafts Pink Shimmer Sheets, and I stamped some sweet Verve stamps with Stazon! It stamped GREAT. No smear, like when you stamp on other glossy sheets!!!

Here is the sketch...
Please join me tomorrow for our Dream Scheme Thursday. We have a free theme. Which means, you will be seeing some fantastic Dreamweaver projects!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a super day!!!
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Pretty Little Card

Check out my Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday post ~*~HERE~*~

Hi there!!

Just popping back in to show a card I made for a few more challenges as well as to showcase some new products that I received from Elizabeth Crafts Designs!!!

Here is my card....

Awww... I love those birds kissing!!

Now for those sweet Elizabeth Crafts Designs products...

I used the darling Birds Peel-Off's sticker on the Be Creative Sheets (11x8) . These sheets are sticky on both sides, so I removed the top layer and stuck my bird sticker, on the sticky sheet. I then used Glitter Ritz Light Gold, Cool Highlights and Pink on all of the sticky areas left inside the sticker. I love the Microfine glitters because they are so controllable. They don't fly everywhere, unless dropped of course.

I will be posting more cool stuff from Elizabeth crafts soon!!

Here is a list of other supplies I used:

Card Stock: Brushed Gold (Stampin' Up); Pink Shimmer (Island Paperie); Pearl (Coordinations)
Stamps: Love Notes (Verve)
Ink: Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampendous)
Embossing Folders: Ironworks (Provo Craft)
Sticker: Bird Peel-Off's (Elizabeth Crafts Design)
Glitter: Light Gold, Cool Hightlight and Pink (Elizabeth Crafts Design

Thanks for taking a peek today! I hope you have a super evening!!
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Skipping Stones Design Sketch #60!!!

Good morning!!

You all are in for a REAL treat today!! THANK You Amy Sheffner. Her sketch this week is FAB!!!!

This week were are featuring the new stamp set Purse Birthday!

Is has some darling purses and some cute sayings.

Here is my card..

Here is our sketch...

My color inspiration for this card came for the fun new challenge at CR84FN Color Challenge Blog. Here are the great colors...

Be sure to check out all of the Stamp Tramps blogs today for some more Purse Birthday goodness...

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back tomorrow for another Cardabilites birthday sketch.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Some REALLY Fabulous Challenges

Hi there...I was able to fill so many challenges today with this card. I feel I am not very good at cards for children or cards just for fun. So this card was a step outside of my comfort zone a bit.

My first attempt at a challenge is a new Challenge by Verve stamps...Diva Dare. Our "dare" this month is Baby Love.

The next fab challenge is Mojo Monday, which I NEVER seem to find time to play...

Last, but not least. This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge was to make a card with a "NEW" theme. My card has a couple of "news". It is for my friends "new" baby boy AND I was able to ink up my "new" Verve Stamps!!!

Without further adoooo...

My new stamps are AWESOME!!! You have to check out the new Verve release HERE!!

Here are some of the rest of the supplies that I used on my card...

Card Stock: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: To The Moon (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black (Tsukinedu(?); Early Espresso, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up); Copics
Dies: Lacey Squares, Labels 15 & Labels 16 (Spellbinders)
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up)

Thanks for stopping by. Please come back tomorrow for a new Skipping Stones Design Tuesday Sketch by Amy Sheffner.

Have a super night!
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cardabilites Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

Happy Birthday Cardabilties!!! Is is BLOG HOP time!!

If you just came from Karli's blog, you are in the right place!!

This blog hop is run a bit differently then others. There is an order for you to hop!

Firstly..Begin hopping to Design Team Blogs as listed at the bottom of each Designer Blog. Your first Hop is over to Karans Blog. Beware…there is an order for you to follow.

Secondly…For our followers to be considered for the final Sponsor Giveaway, you need to hop to all the Designers Participating in the Hop …On those blogs, you will find a highlighted word in BLUE. Find the highlighted word and leave some feedback. All these highlighted words, form a catch phrase about Cardabilities

Thirdly: You need to comment on each Designer Blog to be considered for each individual RAK the Design Team Members are offering,

Lastly: You will need to put that “catch” phrase together and bounce back to the Cardabilities site to leave your final comment and the “catch” phrase to be considered for the Sponsor Giveaway.

You'll have three days to complete the hop… January 15th-Jan 17th

Winners of each DT Blog Rak and the Final Sponsor Giveaway prize will be posted Jan 20


We are celebrating today with a great sketch by Karen Lancaster....

Here is my card.....

I am also offering one lucky winner this prize....

In this prize package there is the BRAND new release set from Skipping Stones Design , Heartsong, SIX bottles of Martha Stewart glitter, a GREAT glitter "clean-up cloth", a package of Basic Grey brads and TWELVE Dreamweaver Stencils!!!

Next on the hopping list is Nikki, you will be thrilled wendy.jpgwhat she has to offer!!!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday!! My favorite day of the WEEK!!

Good morning! I love Thursdays because I get to see the awesome creativity that all of my Dreamweaver Design sisters have been up too and I get to share with you what I have been up too!!!

For our sketch challenge this week, I made a card with a very simple pasting technique that a beginner could perfect on their first day of stenciling. It is called the Sculpted Paste technique. It is very simple. Using Regular Embossing Paste, I layered the paste, so that when it was dry, I could color it and the layers of paste would have some depth and dimension.

I used the Horse (LM167) stencil. Once the paste was dry, I replaced the clean and dry stencil and colored it with Distress Inks, Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap, and Walnut Stain.
I left the stencil in place and with a large sponge dauber, applied Palette Glue to the entire surface. Using a stencil brush and the stippling technique, I applied some Amber Glow Metallic FX to the top to give it a pretty shimmer (hard to see in the photo).

Here is picture of the color of Amber Glow

Here is the FAB sketch that we followed today by our DT coordinator Deborah March.

Sketch 2: Jan 13, by Deborah

A few other supplies that I used today...

Card Stock: Cream Confetti (unknown, from the stash); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Stencil: Horse LM 167 (Dreamweavers Stencils)
Stamps: Amazing Wishes (Verve)
Ink: Distress Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger)
Mica Powder: Metallic FX Amber Glow (Dreamweaver)
Extras: crimper (Fiskars); Twine (The Twinery); Button (TH Ideaology, Ranger)

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Please visit the entire Dreamweaver design team to be inspired!!

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

I made another cards today...weird huh? I was able to participate in a challenge that I can't remember the last time I got to enter, Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger.

Here is my card...

I got a new product from Elizabeth Crafts, 2 Sticky Peel-Offs . They are double sided sticky stickers. Click on the link and see all the different styles and shapes they have.
Here I adhered each little circle and then smothered it in glitter, I just repeated the last step until I was satisfied. I then took an outline of a flower sticker and glittered it in gold, then I replaced all the flower centers and glittered them as well.
I am happy with the result.

Here is the Tuesday Trigger....

If you have a few minutes and you are inspired by this photo....jump in and submit your entries!! See you all tomorrow for Dream Scheme Dream weavers Thursday!!

Have a great night!

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Bright & Bold Moxie Fab & Get Sketchy....

Hi there....I'm back with another Moxie Fab color and Get Sketchy challenge....

I had a fun time with the hearts on this card. I used Holiday pre-cut Grungeboard from Tim Holtz. First I painted them with TH Crackle Paint, after they dried, I put some "scuffs" of Melon Mambo & Tango Tangerine ink from Stampin' Up.

Here is my card...

The Bright & Bold Moxie Fab color challenge...

The great Get Sketchy sketch...

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

Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Tango Tangerine, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Bazzill Bling (Bazzill Basics)
Stamps: Hearts Desire (Verve Stamps)
Ink: Distress Black Soot (Ranger), Melon Mambo & Tango Tangerine (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Ribbon (May Arts), Rhinestones (craft supply), Picket Fence Crackle Paint & Crackle Accents (Ranger)

Thanks for taking a peek!! I hope you all have a super evening!!

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Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #29 ~Moxie Fab "Jewel Tones"

I'm back with another challenge that I completed today.
This is the first chance that I have gotten to play along with the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge in months. I love their innovative sketches. You can always count on something fun there!!!

Here is the card that I made...
It is a super fun design, and I have been seeing those cool 6 x 3 cards all over in blogs and this card certainly fit the bill to give one a try. I have made plenty of 3 x 6 cards but have never thought to turn it around.

Here is the great Moxie Fab color inspiration....
Here are the other supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up); Shimmer Teal (Island Paperie)
Stamps: Holiday Label #14 & Fancy Phrases (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant Craft Ink (Stampin' Up); Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
Dies: Labels 14, Petite Ovals (Spellbinders)
Embossing Folder: Elegant Wallpaper (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Flowers ( Michael's), Ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Thanks so much for taking a peek. Maybe you can find some time to play along with these challenges as well...

Have a good day!!!