Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Okay, the munchkin is all dressed and had her face makeup done by her big sister (thanks, E!). She's totally ready to go trick-or-treating with her cousins and get herself a good stash of candy. Isn't she the CUTEST little bunny?? {smile}

Have a very safe and spooktacular night!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Birthday Butterfly

Here's a card I made for Fall-to Layout 64. The sentiment and the butterfly are both up on foam tape.

Stamps: Gina K Take Flight, Gina K/Melanie Muenchinger Arranged with Love (sentiment)
Paper: PTI Select White, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Basic Grey Bittersweet DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Black Spica Glitter Pen (black areas on the butterfly)
Accessories: Foam Tape (butterfly and sentiment), Pink Adhesive Rhinestones, PTI Scarlet Jewel Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

OCL Bubbles

Oh, this little turtle (named *Bubbles*) from Our Craft Lounge is just soooo cute! He's from the Sea-sons Greetings set. The layout is Weekend Sketch #103. I added some Sugar Sparkly Fluff to the white parts of his hat. The DP is from Taylored Expressions, from the Places You'll Go Key Ingredients Kit.

Here's a peek at the inside of the card:

Today's post is a little bittersweet for me because it's my last day as an OCL DT member. I've absolutely LOVED being a part of this team, working with such awesome girls and fun stamps....but I realize that I have a little too much on my plate and need to free up my schedule a bit so I'm stepping down from the team.

Thank you Cami, Joy and Kimberly for having me on your very first DT. I hope you all know just how much I've loved working with you.

Stamps: OCL Sea-sons Greetings
Paper: PTI Select White, Prism Yellow Green, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Quickie Glue Pen (to glue down the Sparkly Fluff), Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Square Nestabilities, Dew Droplets, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the droplets), May Arts Striped Ribbon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beary Special Birthday Wishes

I needed to make a birthday card for a 5-year-old youngest daughter's *bestest* friend. I just love this bear from my Beary Special set and think it is SOOOO adorable for kid cards. I added five balloons from my Beary Special Accessories set, glued them down with some yellow thread behind them, and then gathered all the thread together with some Bright Smooth Bling. The birthday girl's favorite color is yellow and the October Key Ingredient's Kit just happens to have LOTS of yellow DP...perfect! The ribbon is from my Christmas Key Ingredients Kit. The sketch I used is from the Verve Forum.

Stamps: Beary Special, Beary Special Accessories
Paper: Prism Birchtone Medium, Earth Love DP, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Circle Punch, Labels One Nestabilities, Bling, Thread
Card Size: 5" Square

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 26, 2009

TE Christmas Tree

Hi all! I'm getting a nice stash of holiday cards started since receiving this Wings of Joy set from Taylored Expressions. Love this set! The main image is up on foam tape. The SEI Christmas Mint DP and red crystals are also available at Taylor's store.

Stamps: TE Wings of Joy
Paper: White, SEI Christmas Mint DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Gold Cord, May Arts Wide Striped Ribbon, Red Ribbon from Taylored Expressions, Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, ZVA Creative Red Adhesive Crystals, Foam Tape

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Stampavie Christmas & Blog Candy Winner

I have two Sarah Kay cards to show you today, but before I get into the details I want to announce the winner of the blog candy....

**The winner is MONIKA DAVIS (M.A.D. Stamper)!!!**

Yay! CONGRATULATIONS, Monika! Shoot me a quick email with your mailing addy and I'll get your stuff sent off to you!

Okay, so onto my cards....the image on the first one is called Noel Charity and you can get it at Stamper's Dream. The scalloped kraft rectangle is up on foam tape. I also added some frosted lace Stickles to highlight the tassles on the scarf and the little girl's hat.

The image on the second card is called Noel Eve.....

I colored an extra girl and stocking, cut them out, and popped them up on foam tape over the main image. The black scallop rectangle is also up on foam tape. This stamp is now sold out at Stamper's Dream, but Michelle has LOTS of other great Stampavie products including Tina Wenke, Gillian Roberts, and Helz Cuppleditch stamps. I also added a dot of gold Stickles to the flames on the candles. The dew droplets were glued down with a small dot of Diamond Glaze, and the card base is Prism Classic Red.

Here's the inside of the Noel Eve card where I used a sentiment from my JustRite Something Sweet set.

...and some close-ups of both cards...

Have an AWESOME day!

SUPPLY LIST (for Noel Charity):
Stamps: Stampavie Noel Charity
Paper: PTI Select White, Prism Smooth White, Kraft, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Frosted Lace Stickles, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Bow Easy, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Rectangle & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Snowflakes Cuttlebug Folder, Foam Tape

SUPPLY LIST (For Noel Eve):
Stamps: Stampavie Noel Eve, JustRite Something Sweet
Paper: Prism Classic Red, PTI True Black, Prism Smooth White, Misc DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Silver Cord, Gingham Ribbon, Black Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Rectangle & Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Poinsettia Dew Droplets, Diamond Glaze, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Gold Stickles

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sea-son's Greetings

Good morning! I have two OCL cards to show you today, both with stamps from the Sea-son's Greetings set.

This first one was for Wednesday's SCS Sketch. The main image panel is up on foam tape, and I added some Stickles to highlight the starfish and the pebbles in the sand. The DP, shimmer ribbon, and yellow/green Prism Papers are from my TE Christmas Key Ingredients Kit. I also added some of Taylor's Tiny Twinkles for bubbles.

The second one is for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch. Pretty straight-forward...

Enjoy your weekend!

SUPPLY LIST (green card) ~
Stamps: OCL Sea-sons Greetings
Paper: Prism Classic Yellow Green, DP, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Word Window Punch, Small Oval Punch, Shimmer Ribbon, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the twinkles), Platinum Stickles

SUPPLY LIST (red card) ~
Stamps: OL Sea-sons Greetings
Paper: PTI Select White, Prism Blush Red Dark
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Patinum Stickles, Candy Cane Stickles, Circle Punch, Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy

Friday, October 23, 2009

Paper Pieced Mittens

Each month we have a DD/DDA challenge, and this month Jodi was our host! She challenged us to make a card with paper piecing, and we had to use fall or Christmas colors. Fun!

I used the free digi mittens that are being offered at the Verve site this week...they're so cute...if you want them, grab them before the end of the day!

The Merry Christmas sentiment, snowflake DP, chipboard snowflake, twinkles, and Blush Red cardstock are all available at Taylored Expressions.

Stamps: TE Wings of Joy, Verve Digital Mittens
Paper: Kraft, PTI Vintage Cream, Prism Blush Red Dark, DP from Christmas Key Ingredients Kit
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Accessories: Chipboard Snowflake from Christmas Key Ingredients, Red Glitter, Diamond Glaze, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Rectangle Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Small Oval Punch

**Some Taylored Expressions Sales**

In honor of Halloween, TE has a Fright Night Special. All Halloween stamp sets AND the Halloween Key Ingredients are ON SALE for 20% OFF Friday October 23rd through Sunday October 25th ONLY!

Trick or Sweet
Trick or Sweet II
Punchy Potions
Spooky Expressions
Frightful Night
Halloween Key Ingredients (final quantities)

Don't forget to check out the TE
What's the Deal Department for some incredible deals like JustRite Stampers products at 40-50% OFF!

Storage Solutions Plastic Cases from Stampendous -
These cases are available for 3 days only at the Introductory Price of $2.99 each - that's 15% OFF the suggested retail price of $3.49! This special price is good through Sunday October 25th. Limit of 3 cases per order. Regular price will apply as of October 26th.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

300,000+ blog candy!

Oh my WORRRRRRD, my little visitor counter there just passed 300,000 hits. Wow guys, thanks so much for visiting me here at my little blog. Reading your comments totally brightens my day! 'bout I give away some Penny Black, Flourishes and JustRite stamps to celebrate!....compliments of my wonderful friend, Michelle Rodgers. Thanks, Michelle!

What's in the candy?....
Penny Black Overdressed Duck
Flourishes *NEW* Santa, I Believe
JustRite Preserves Set

Just leave a comment on this post by 11 p.m. on Saturday night (October 24th). I'll draw a name and announce the winner on my blog on Sunday morning. If you don't have a blog, please leave your full name and email address in your comment so I know how to get in touch with you.

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Santa I Believe

Okay, here are some cards with that awesome new Santa, I Believe set from Stamper's Dream that I promised ya! Ohhhhh, I just love this sweet Santa face and I couldn't wait to ink up my new set!

On this first one, I stamped the image in Versafine Black and then colored in certain areas of the image with Stickles....Candy Cane Stickles on the berries, Eucalyptus Stickles on parts of the leaves, and Gold Stickles on Santa's glasses. The Labels One Nestie with the Santa is up on foam tape. The card base is Prism Blush Red Dark.

Here's the inside where I stamped "Ho, Ho, Ho" these fonts, too!

I kept the second card really clean and simple with just one extra layer.

On this one, I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the glasses, and then I colored in the berries and leaves with Copics.

All the newest Flourishes sets can be found at Stamper's Dream. Thanks for stopping by today!

SUPPLY LIST (Blush Red Square Card):
Stamps: Flourishes Santa I Believe
Paper: Prism Blush Red Dark, PTI True Black, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Candy Cane Stickles, Eucalyptus Stickles, Gold Stickles, Foam Tape, Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Red Satin Ribbon, Gold Cord

SUPPLY LIST (Scarlet Jewel Card):
Stamps: Flourishes Santa I Believe
Paper: PTI Scarlet Jewel, PTI Select White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Red and Green Copics
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Frosted Lace Stickles, PTI Scarlet Jewel Ribbon

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October Key Ingredients Kit

Hi everyone! Today I made a couple 6x6 scrapbook pages to show you. I used the newest TE Key Ingredients kit that includes these chipboard pieces, Prism papers, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love DP, ribbon, AND the Avocado Metallic Maya Mist Spray that I used to color my chipboard pieces.

This is the first time I've ever worked with this spray, and it was fun to use. It sprays easily, dries fast on the chipboard, and it has a pretty gold sparkle mixed in with the green. A couple tips when working with the spray....1) just give the bottle a light tap on the countertop or on your palm to loosen up the beads and get the shimmer throughout the paint before spraying, and 2) make sure your work area is completely covered in case you over spray. If you do spray onto your countertop though, it cleans RIGHT up...ask me how I know. {smile} Anyway, here's a close-up on the chipboard pieces so you can see the sparkle:

For this month's subscription challenge, Taylor asked us to use dimension on our projects. I used foam tape, doubled up the wing on the one bird and a sentiment on the bird cage, and added some Kaiser Craft pearls to add dimension to my pages. The Hugs & Kisses sentiment is from the Love is Sweet set, and the as long as I'm living my baby you'll be sentiment is from The Places You'll Go set.

Don't forget that when you subscribe to the monthly key ingredients kits, it's now a monthly charge program. Instead of paying for three or six months up front, your card will be charged on the 15th of each month of your subscription. The six-month subscription breaks down to just $14.95 a month plus shipping.

Stamps: TE The Places You'll Go, TE Love is Sweet
Paper: Prism Island Mist Medium, Prism Birchtone Dark, DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Y38 Copic (to color the pearls)
Accessories: Avocado Metallic Maya Mist, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Yellow Satin Ribbon, Foam Tape, Chipboard Pieces

Check out the awesome projects from the rest of these Baker's Dozen girls: Dawn, Karen, Jackie, Laurie, Sankari, and Taylor.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Old Fashioned Christmas

Hey all! I got my work done, picked up the kiddo from preschool, went to the grocery store, and had time to STAMP (yay!) before heading out again!

This is for the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch #7, and I used my JustRite Old Fashioned Christmas stamps. Both circles are up on foam tape and both layers are heat embossed. Just a quick and easy card, no coloring or anything. I really loved the sketch and wanted to play along.

Stamps: JustRite Old Fashioned Christmas
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, PTI True Black, Prism Classic Red
Ink: Craft White
Accessories: Red and White Embossing Powder, May Arts Striped Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Poinsettia Dew Droplets, Diamond Glaze (to glue down the dew droplets), Foam Tape, Heat Gun
Card Size: 5" Square

Hope you're enjoying your day!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Candy Cane Perch

Real quick before I get into my good friend Dawn pointed out yesterday that I shouldn't be complaining *too* much about the rain and cold here in PA because at least it's not SNOW like she's having up there in Canada. Know what, she's today I'm putting on my big girl panties and thanking my lucky stars that it's NOT snow. Thanks for straightening me out, girl. {smile}

I wanted to make something with this sweet Candy Cane Perch image...another adorable Penny Black...and you KNOW I love Penny Black. It's stamped on Neenah White, colored with Prisma pencils, blended with Gamsol, and I added some Frosted Lace and Candy Cane Stickles to highlight the berries, mittens, candy cane, hat and snow. The main panel is up on foam tape. The sentiment is from the Jolly Follies clear set, also available at Stamper's Dream.

Stamps: Penny Black Candy Cane Perch, Penny Black Jolly Follies
Paper: Prism Birchtone Light, Neenah White, MME Merry Days of Christmas DP, PTI Dark Chocolate
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Candy Cane Stickles, Frosted Lace Stickles, Circle Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Foam Tape, PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Bow Easy
Technique: Gamsol Magic

Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A break from the cold...

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in PA it's SOOO COLD...and rainy... and I decided to take a break from the Christmas, Halloween and *cold season* cards, and make something with this pretty Sarah Kay Spring is Back stamp. The colors are for today's' JUGS3 Challenge and the fun layout is Card Patterns Sketch 37 that I saw one Renee's blog. I took my inspiration from Renee and changed the large oval to a different shape.

The aqua panel is up on foam tape and so is the sentiment tag. I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the flowers and the little girl's blouse.

Stamps: Sarah Kay Spring is Back, Penny Black Critter Party (sentiment)
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Vintage Cream, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Labels One Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tag, Silver Brad, Silver Cord, PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Foam Tape, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Frosted Lace Stickles
Gamsol Magic

Stay warm today!

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Flourishes at Stamper's Dream

All the brand new Flourishes sets are NOW available at Stamper's Dream.

I'm sorry I don't have a sample for you tonight (sometimes things just don't go as planned)....BUT....Michelle, Laurie, Tosh, and Amy do, so be sure to stop by their blogs to see the fabulous projects they have to show you.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If the broom fits...

...FLY IT! {giggle} Love that sentiment!

I found these striped Halloween cans in the Target dollar bins....TWO for a BUCK, gotta love that!

Each can is filled with a plastic bag of M&M' candy in the green can and purple candy in the purple can (uh huh...matchy-matchy!). I made a couple quick toppers for each bag with the star, broom, and sentiment stamps from the Witch to Wear set, put the bags in the cans, added a couple bows....and that's it. Quick and easy Halloween treats!

The colored M&M's can be found at Michael's. They have all sorts of colors and in individual bags.

Stamps: OCL Witch to Wear
Paper: Prism Intense Amethyst, Prism Classic Yellow Green, PTI White
Ink: Glorious Green, Lavender Lace, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Ribbon, purple and green M&M's, mini Halloween cans from Target

Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to hop over to the OCL Blog to see other fun projects made with this Spotlight Set of the Week.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Christmas Bird

Here's a card I made for Fall-to Layout 61 using my Wings of Joy set from Taylored Expressions. The SEI Christmas Mint DP, Twill Ribbon (from the Christmas Key Ingredients), and Prism Suede Brown CS are also available in Taylor's store. The brown circle behind the bird is up on foam tape, and I added some Sparkly Fluff to the white parts of the bird's hat.

Stamps: TE Wings of Joy
Paper: SEI Christmas Mint DP, Prism Suede Brown Medium, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cocoa
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch, Circle Nestabilities, Sugar Sparkly Fluff, Quickie Glue Pen, Twill Ribbon from TE Christmas Key Ingredients, Bow Easy

I've been a painting MANIAC husband says I have a bad case of CSS (Can't Sit Still...LOL!). Between Sunday and yesterday, I got my foyer primed and painted with two coats of a dark burgundy color. Then I decided to paint one accent wall in my dining room the same color. I did the final coat on the dining room late last night....apparently when I was too tired because now that it's dry, it's streaky...ugh. Looks like I'll be adding one more coat today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!