Monday, November 30, 2009

Mojo Monday 115

Happy Monday! I know a lot of you don't particularly *like* Mondays, but I love them for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge! just so happens that it snowed here (like 8" of it!) and I was doing a happy snow dance this morning until I realized that I had to drive my son to the dentist for 1 p.m. I took the truck and drove in 4x4 most of the way to town - nasty stuff when it comes that quickly and so much all at once.
Anyhewwwww...onto the challenge! Here's the sketch for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:
And this is my creation:

I really like how this card just "came together" just like that! It was a matter of picking out a good stamp for the circle, and bing-bang-boom! It was all done! I embossed the church image with clear embossing powder to give it a bit more of a classy look. Tell me what you think....

Thanks for stoppin' in tonight - I'm off to turn the kettle on for some more tea. I am not feeling very well these days (nasty head cold) and the kids also want some hot chocolate while they decorate the tree. Yep, it's a TAD BIT EARLY, I know...but I am hosting a Christmas potluck for my Usona Stamp Club this coming Saturday - so need to have the house festive :)

Inkingly Yours,


Thursday, November 26, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

Ok, ok...I *know* I should be getting ready for DH's arrival home, but I just couldn't pass up this awesome sketch challenge from 2 Sketches 4 You! These sketches are really nice to help us create masterpieces - so thank you ladies!!!

This is my "masterpiece" with this sketch. I like the clean, crisp lines and the simplicity of the card. Let me know what you think!

Stamps: Best Yet

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DP

Accessories: choc ribbon, embossing folder, photo corner punch, dimensionals, circle punch, label punch, scallop circle punch, sponge dauber.

Patterned Pines Diva Challenge

Good afternoon fellow crafters! Today was a great day...the kids got a lot of unit tests done, the house got decorated a bit for Christmas, the laundry is caught up, DH is on his way home after being gone for 10 days....AND....I got to CRAFT again!! Yee-haw! This time it was for the Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge:

This is the card I created using the above sketch:

Stamps: Patterned Pines, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Merry Moments DP

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: sponge dauber, red brads, choc ribbon, dimensionals

It feels "so good" to have my crafting mojo back again.....I know I keep saying that and y'all are probably sick of me saying it already, but it's really exciting for me. I truly do LOVE stamping and creating various paper crafts and to lose all interest for over a year is very disturbing. But...I'm BAAAACK!! And lovin' it.....I challenge all my PEEPS to hop on over to some of the challenges listed on the right hand side of my blog here ----> and do some of them - they really ARE a lot of fun and it helps get your creative side flowing.

Thanks for stopping in and I wish you all a great night!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Navy and White Christmas

This card was a lot of fun to make because I got to use my Big Shot a lot :) There were 2 embossing folders, and we used the big snowflake die. Let me know what you think!

Stamps: Grateful Greetings

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Shimmery Silver

Ink: Night of Navy

Accessories: Snowflake Bigz Die, snowflake punch, snowflake brad, 2 tag punches, organza ribbon, dimensionals, pearls

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Dawn Easton weekend....

My good friend, Tamie was here for the weekend and we had a very productive, creative weekend! We were scoping out some ideas at Splitcoaststampers and we came across Dawn Easton's gallery. OMGOSH this lady has got some serious talent! Dawn, thank you soooo much for all your wonderful layouts and ideas...we CASE'd some of her cards exactly and some we changed things up a bit. I hope you enjoy the cards we made .... be sure to pop on over to Tamie's blog, Paper Infusions and More to check out hers. Happy stamping!

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Short & Sweet

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DP, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink

Accessories: silver brads, scallop edge punch, dimensionals, pearls, butterfly punch

Stamps: Flaky Friends, Winter Post

Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DP

Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede

Accessories: markers, paper piercer, dimensionals, red ribbon, circle punch, designer label punch, journal punch, dazzling diamonds

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DP

Ink: markers

Accessories: black ribbon, dimensionals, black brads, word window punch, modern label punch, pearls

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Holiday Best

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa DP

Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: white embossing powder, red ribbon, dies, gems

Stamps: Big on Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, Holiday Lounge DP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: dies, paper piercer, dauber, white organza ribbon, pearls, dimensionals

Late Night Shinannigans....

My good friend, Tamie, and I have been in a whirlwind of creativity this are some cards we've made so far:

The last 2 cards were ones that we did at my last Christmas Stamp-A-Stack today. The ladies all loved them and it was a huge hit!! Thanks for stopping by........

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Late Night Beauties....

...I bet you were expecting to see a pic of me and Tamie right???? Giggle, snort!! We were up late creating and this set of birthday cards is what I made with the Crazy for Cupcakes set. Hop on over to Tamie's blog HERE and see what she made using the big cupcake stamp out of the set - they are GORGEOUS!! We are off to my final Christmas Stamp-A-Stack this morning, but will be back to create later on today and all day tomorrow! Stay tuned...............

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Basic Black

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, Cottage Wall DP

Accessories: scallop edge punch, scallop square punch, razzleberry ribbon, old olive ribbon, markers, gems, micro beads,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

He Knows How to Find Me....

I came across a card made by Julee at Poetic Artistry and I wanted to make my own version....let me know what you think....I totally love this color combination :) I made the same card with 2 different sentiments on the front of the cross....

Stamps: Refuge and Strength
Ink: Bermuda Bay and Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Bermuda Bay, Night and Day DP
Accessories: Finial Press embossing folder, black ribbon, dimensionals, corner punch, dies, pearls

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pretty Trees in Christmas Cocoa

Thank you, Tamie, for the color/layout inspiration over the phone tonight....I think this card turned out really well :) I am going to make some more of these ones but in different color schemes. Please let me know what you think - this idea was CASE'd partly from Melissa, and partly from Tamie and I discussing over the phone :) Happy stamping!!!

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Holiday Best

Ink: Soft Suede, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DP, Real Red, Soft Suede

Accessories: real red ribbon, winter white embossing powder, dies, gems

Let It Snow....

This designer paper has been calling my name for a while now - I totally LUV it! This stamp set, Big on Christmas, is also another favorite of mine - so I just had to put the two together :) Thanks for stopping in!!

Stamps: Big on Christmas

Ink: Basic Black, markers

Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Taken with Teal, Holiday Lounge DP

Accessories: white organza ribbon, dimensionals, paper piercer, pearls, dies

Christmas Stair Step Card.....

I must's been a very loooooong time since I've had any "stampin' MOJO" and today something just sparked up inside. I placed a friendly crafting challenge on my good friend, Melissa, who has also been in a creative slump for a while, to create a stair step card and we'd compare our creations! I sure hope she meets my challenge and creates one as I always love to see her finished sure to pop on over to her blog and check it out (and if there isn't a new creation there, be sure to put a friendly bug in her ear to get one there) TEE HEE....thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Scandanavian Season, Four the Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DP
Accessories: score blade, cutter, chocolate taffeta ribbon, snowflake punch, circle punches, dimensionals, brads, sponge dauber

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Navy November Calendar page

Isn't it just ADORABLE???!!! I totally love how this page came together. I CASE'd it from a girl on SCS (I forget who, so if it's yours, please let me know and I'll give you the credit) and altered it to the colors I wanted. Thanks for popping by!

Stamps: Big on Christmas
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Metallic Silver
Ink: Night of Navy, Going Gray
Accessories: photo corner punch, snowflake dies (Sizzix), dazzling diamonds, circle punches, markers for coloring, corner rounder, glue pen, designer label punch (top hat), silver brads

A couple more...

Happy Saturday! What all did you get up to today? I got my supplies and tools all ready and packed up for my stamping group tomorrow AND I got a huge jump start on some other classes coming up this month....feels great to be prepared ahead of time - thanks Melissa!!!

This card is another we will be making at the last Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on November 21st at Usona Hall. It isn't in the traditional Christmas colors, that is for sure, but I totally *heart* it!

Stamps: Wandering Words, Season of Friendship

Ink: Razzleberry, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White, Razzleberry, Basic Black, Razzleberry Patterned Paper

Accessories: embossing folder, white ribbon, circle punches, dauber, winter white embossing powder, dimensionals, scallop edge punch, ticket corner punch

This card is one of the cards I will be having the Wolfville Hall Ladies Group make at their Stamp-A-Stack November 19th. They wanted a card that could be for a variety of sentiments on the front, and this card definitely fits the bill for that! It's super easy and quick to make and can be for any event or celebration! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Cheep Talk, Teeny Tiny Messages

Ink: Melon Mambo

Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Crushed Curry

Accessories: circle punches, dotted Melon Mambo ribbon

Monday, November 9, 2009

Razzleberry Christmas Window Sheet card

This is another card we will be making at both my stamping groups this month! I totally *love* this Razzleberry color!! This card was CASE'd out of my Stampin' Success magazine that I get each month - isn't it great?! It uses the new snowflake window sheets! Thanks for popping by to take a look...happy stamping!!

Stamps: Serene Snowflake, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Razzleberry
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver, Razzleberry
Accessories: tag, dimensional, black grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas treats and group cards

This is a card that we will be making in both groups this month! How CUTE is that hey? I totally *heart* those treat cups in the holiday mini catty! They can be used for ANY occasion!

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, Sweet Centers

Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip

Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Merry Moments DP

Accessories: Real Red ribbon, scallop edge punch, treat cups, dimensionals

This card is a gift card holder and I CASE'd the idea from Dawn at Dawn's Stamping Studio. Go over and watch her video on how to make these cuties...we'll be doing this card at my Usona Club this month! FUN, FUN! Imagine all the colors you could do for Christmas gifts!!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Accessories: Elegant Eggplant ribbon, decoration punch, dimensionals, word window punch, circle punch

This card was CASE'd straight from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. I really enjoy this tree set and wanted to show how to make a quick, easy 4x4 card :)

.....more scrapbook pages

Here are some more double page spreads that I made when I was at a retreat with my good friend, Melissa, back in the beginning of October. Sorry it's taken me so long to get them posted!!!