Monday, November 30, 2009

JR Week - Birthday Cards

Hi everyone and welcome to JustRite Week with the Stamper's Dream team! I have a couple cards to show you using my new JustRite Just a Note set (LOVIN' the fonts in this set) and this My Mind's Eye Life Stories DP (Ohhhhhhh, I think it's my favorite DP....EVER!).

Here's the first card where I made some *balloons* out of the Happy Birthday circles...I like making balloon strings with thread and then using some sort of embellishment to gather the strings. It's fun!

The balloon in the center is up on foam tape, the edges of all of them are sponged with Rose Red ink, and I added a little bit of Pink Stickles to the swirls and to dot the i's. The edges are faux stitched with a soft suede marker. The layout is Weekend Sketch 105.

Here's the second card. I used the same Just a Note set and the same DP, but on this one I added one of the new 2" Decorative Wide Borders...

I added a little bit of random Pink Stickles to decorative border and to the swirl under the birthday sentiment. Both circles are up on foam tape and the edges are sponged with Rose Red ink. This one is also faux stitched with a soft suede marker.

Now hop on over to Michelle and Laurie's blogs today for more amazing JR projects. Here's the schedule for the rest of the week, too:

Tuesday: Michelle, Amy, Tosh, and me
Wednesday: Michelle, Silke, and me
Thursday: Michelle, Silke, and Laurie
Friday: Michelle, Amy, Tosh, and Cammie

JustRite 1-5/8" Just a Note, JustRite Decorative 2" Round Wide Borders
My Mind's Eye Life Stories Collection II DP, Prism Crabapple Medium, Kraft
Rose Red, Soft Suede marker (for faux stitching)
2" Wooden JustRite Stamper, Pink Stickles, Autumn Leaves French Twist Buttons, May Arts Ivory Burlap String, Spellbinders Circles, Foam Tape, May Arts Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, Pink Thread

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Atlantic City Pics

Hi everyone! Hope you all had an awesome Thanksgiving, and if you were brave enough to go out in the shopping craziness yesterday, that you found some awesome deals. Our Thanksgiving was very nice, Mom-Mom and Aunt Kay made another awesome meal for us (all I had to do was bring a side dish...easy peasy), and it was so nice to spend the day with family. It's so funny how our family has grown so much recently. Our family gatherings used to be so small and there are lots of new kiddos running up and down the steps, lots of giggling, toys on the floor, noise.....excitement! It's pretty cool!

I don't have anything crafty to post, but I wanted to share photos of E's 21st birthday celebration in Atlantic City. The Tropicana was a really nice place to stay, the whole main floor outside the casino was set up like a little outdoor village with a cobblestone walkway, balconies, and a sky complete with clouds....very pretty!

Here's a picture of the birthday girl on Saturday night when we went out to a comedy show.

My cousin Nina brought these pink, sparkly Hawaiian leis for all of us to wear when we went out, lol! In addition to the pink lei, the birthday girl also got to wear this COOL (lol!) tiara and a couple ribbons that advertised she was a birthday was even a blinky ribbon (giggle!).

On Sunday we checked out of the Tropicana and headed over to the Borgata for the buffet and spa appointments.....ahhh, so nice!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful For You

Here's another card I made with my Celebrate Life set from Taylored Expressions. The largest yellow panel on the card base is up on Taylor's 1/16" foam tape. The silhouettes are stamped on Choice Buttercream, and I added some Platinum Stickles to the largest flower.

Stamps: TE Celebrate Life
Paper: Kraft, Dusty Durango, So Saffron, Choice Buttercream
Ink: Really Rust, So Saffron
Accessories: Spellbinders Tag, Rust Brad, Platinum Stickles, Foam Tape, Leaf Embossing Folder, Taylor's Polka Dot Ribbon, Bow Easy

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Henry with Bauble

Good morning! Hope you're all having a great weekend so far. Yesterday morning we went to a Thanksgiving parade in town and had such a great time. Now we're thinking of heading into Philly on turkey day for their parade...something we've never done, but hey, it might be fun to actually be there instead of watching it on TV. Anyhooo, onto my card.....

Here's a 5.25" square card I made for WOJ Sketch #54 using this cute little Henry with Bauble image from Stamper's Dream. It's colored with prismas and I added a little fruit punch Stickles to the ears and feet. The baby pink light panel was faux stitched with a blue marker and the card base is nautical blue dark.

Have a great day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fabulous Fall Key Ingredients

Remember back in May, Taylor had a spring spectacular event and offered four Key Ingredients Kits at a discounted price? Well, she's offering four new limited edition kits again! The new fall kits are Winnie's Walls, Paisley & Polka Dots, Penelope's Potpourri, and Morning Meadow....each one at a discounted price of $12.95 and each kit will include a full color inspiration sheet with 6 samples created by members of the Baker's Dozen.

The kit that I used on my cards is Morning Meadow. It includes the patterned paper, Prism paper, and ribbons you see on all my cards below.

The "stitchy" DP that I used on my first two cards is my favorite pattern from the kit. I also love this lace ribbon. I thought they'd go really well with my Beary Special set. I stamped the little patch from the set onto some extra DP and paper pieced it onto the bears. These cards measure 5" square.

These next two cards are 4.25" square, and they show some different patterns of DP and polka dot ribbon from the kit. For these quick cards, I used my new Celebrate Life set and added a little bit of Stickles to the flower silhouettes.

You can see more awesome projects with these new Fall KI Kits today on these blogs:

Winnie's Walls: Jodi and Karen M.
Paisley & Polka Dots: Donna and Sankari
Penelope's Potpourri: Taylor and Karen G.
Morning Meadow: Charmaine

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Angels Landing Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Angels Landing November Blog Hop! Today we're showing you the newest digi sets for November, Polar Bear Cubs and Button Bugs. If you missed the beginning of the hop, head over to Judi's blog and follow the links. If you've come here from Cindy Royal's blog, then you're right on track with the hop.

You'll want to be sure and stop by everyone's blogs in the hop. Why?.....because there's blog candy up for grabs on FOUR of them! Whoo-hoooo!

I have two cards to show you today. The image and sentiment on the first card are from Polar Bear Cubs.

I added some frosted lace stickles to the bear's hat and the snow on the sentiment, and glittered up the chipboard snowflake with ultrafine pearl glitter and diamond glaze. The edges of the main image, sentiment tag, and embossed snowflake panel are all sponged with bashful blue ink. The card base is Prism Twilight Medium.

The image and sentiment on this second card are from the new Button Bugs set.

Judi was so clever in designing this set!.....the images work with REAL buttons (sizes 1/4" and 3/8") or you can punch them out and create your own faux buttons. The DP and buttons are Basic Grey's Wisteria. I added some lavender Stickles around the paper pieced wings. The card base is Prism Wizard Dark.

Here's a picture of the inside.....this *hi* sentiment is also from Judi's Button Bugs set.

Okay, next up in the hop is Cindy Haffner! Head on over and check it out!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

She IS a treasure!

Whooo-hooooo, my awesome friend Dawn (TreasureOiler) was picked as Sunday's Featured Stamper! When I saw the post yesterday I was so excited and couldn't wait to play. I know she LOVES pink and blue holiday cards, so I picked her pretty Holiday Wonder card to CASE. I kept pretty much everything the same....same DP, PTI colors, stamp, layers, piercing, and ribbon. I just added some silver cord, some sparkle to the snowman, and a wavy dot border.

HUUUUUGE Congrats, Dawn! Love ya, girl!

Stamps: TE Holiday Wonder
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, Select White, Jolly By Golly DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: PTI Sweet Blush Ribbon, Aqua Mist Button, Silver Cord, Wavy Dot Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Thread, Waterfall Stickles, Diamond Stickles

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Spaghetti Squash Recipe Card

Hi all, here's one of my favorite's easy to prepare, low-cal, and yummy! Since we love it so much around here, I used this "family favorite" stamp from my JustRite What's Cookin' set and paired it up with some Kaiser Craft Vagabond patterned paper, both are available at Stamper's Dream. I also faux stitched around the recipe panel.

Here's the back of the card:

Stamps: JustRite What's Cookin'
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kaiser Craft Vagabond DP, Vintage Cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, printer ink, fine-tip black marker
Accessories: Vintage Cream Ribbon, Spellbinders Circles, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, 2" Wooden Stamper
Card Size: 4 x 6

Have an awesome day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Penny Black

Hi everyone! I made a couple more Penny Black cards today just for fun!

Real quick before I show you the cards, I wanted to let you know that all the brand NEW Flourishes sets (Lampost, Christmas Tea, Winter Bouquet, and Christmas Borders) that you've seen previewed this week are now in the Stamper's Dream store. Also, all JustRite Christmas stamps are on SALE for 20% off!

This first card is for TESC90 and I used my Here Comes Christmas stamp again from the Slapstick Collection.

The oval and the matted blue DP panel are up on foam tape, and I added some white glitter to the main image. Here's the inside. The *For You* sentiment is from my Flourishes Strawberries set.

On the next card, I used this sweet Caroling Trio these little mice!!

The DP is Kaiser Craft Grandiose and the card base is Prism Crabapple Dark. I added a little bit of gold Stickles to the candle.

Have a great night!

Celebrate Life

Here's another card I made with my Celebrate Life set from Taylored Expressions.

The scalloped kraft panel and the largest yellow panel on the card base are both up on 1/16" foam tape. I added Taylor's Tiny Twinkles all around the flowers on the scored Buttercream panel. An extra leaf was stamped on lemon CS, cut out, and popped up on foam tape. I also added some Gold Stickles to the leaf. The layout I used is Fall-to Layout 65.

Stamps: TE Celebrate Life
Paper: Kraft, Lemon Tart, Choice Buttercream
Ink: Memento Cocoa
Accessories: Gold Stickles, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Diamond Glaze, Scor Pal, Foam Tape, Scallop Edge Punch

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hello Friend & Minestrone Recipe

Good morning! I made this card yesterday for the SCS Sketch and Color Throwdown Challenges. The Swiss Pixie Birgitta was colored with prisma pencils and I added some Stickles to her wings and the center of the flower.

Stamps: Swiss Pixie Birgitta, Whiff of Joy sentiment
Paper: White, Crushed Curry, Real Red, MME Bloom & Grow DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Curved Rectangle Nestabilities, Square Nestabilities, Red Bling, Red Gingham Ribbon, Diamond Stickles, Orange Peel Stickles, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol

I'll be posting a recipe card on the SASI Blog later this morning for some minestrone soup with a yummy buttery pine nut topping. Here's a little sneak peek...

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

PB Week - Sweet Nativity

I'm back with another card for our Penny Black Week at Stamper's Dream. This adorable stamp is called Sweet Nativity and it's from the new Slapstick Collection. I had so much fun coloring this one! I added Gold Stickles behind Joseph and on the two stars on either side of the JustRite Holiday Demi Phrases sentiment.

Stop by Laurie and Michelle's blogs today to see their amazing Penny Black creations!

Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Nativity, JustRite Holiday Demi Phrases Set
Neenah White, Prism Smooth White, Prism Twilight Dark, Prism Sunflowers Medium, PTI Scarlet Jewel
Ink: Black
Spellbinders Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, Gold Stickles, Gold Metallic String, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 9, 2009

PB Week - Here Comes Christmas

It's Penny Black Week at Stamper's Dream and I'm so excited! I love Penny Black and Michelle has all the new Slapstick stamps in her store. The one that I used on my card today is called Here Comes Christmas. I added ultrafine pearl glitter to all the falling snowflakes and snow on the ground with some Diamond Glaze. The DP is by Memory Box and the card base is Prism Twilight Dark. The main image is up on foam tape.

Check out Michelle and Amy's blogs because they're showing some AMAZING Penny Black projects today.

Here's the inside where I used one of my JustRite Merry Little Christmas sentiments. I thought it went really well with all the falling snow on the PB stamp. The circle with the snowflake is up on foam tape over the larger circle.

Stamps: Penny Black Here Comes Christmas, JustRite Merry Little Christmas
Paper: Prism Twilight Dark, Prism Smooth White, Neenah White, Memory Box Dew Frost DP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Black
Accessories: Sheer Navy Blue Ribbon, Bow Easy, Ultrafine Pearl Glitter, Diamond Glaze, Foam Tape, Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Circle and Rectangle Dies
Card Size: 5" Square

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ornament Chickadee

Good morning! I'm still away in Atlantic City (hopefully sleeping in a bit, too!), but here's a card I haven't posted to my blog yet. It's one that I made when I was part of the Dirty Dozen. The theme that month was "Chick-Lit" and we were to make cards that related to chickens or literature. My daughter's favorite poem is by Emily Dickenson and it's called "Hope." The poem starts off with "Hope is the thing with feathers that perches on the soul..."

The Ornament Chickadee was stamped twice in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white CS, and one was popped up on dimensionals. The ornament was stamped twice onto the Wassail DP, one was paper pieced over the base image and then a second one was popped up on dimensionals, too.

Starting tomorrow, it's Penny Black Week at Stamper's Dream so be sure to hop around to all the blogs and check things out. Here's the schedule:

Monday: Michelle, Amy, and me
Tuesday: Becca, Tosh, Michelle
Wednesday: Laurie, Michelle, and me
Thursday: Silke, Laurie, Michelle
Friday: Michelle, Tosh, Amy

Oh, and here's a peek at some brand spankin' new JustRite stamps that are COMING SOON to Stamper's Dream. They'll be available in the store by mid November!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Ornament Chickadee
Paper: SU Always Artichoke, PTI Select White, Basic Gray Wassail DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Burgundy Velvet Ribbon, Small and Large Oval Punches, Felt Snowflakes, Dimensionals, Wassail Brads

Friday, November 6, 2009

Apple Crisp & Emma

Yep, another recipe card! Hope you're not sick of them because I have LOTS more to make and share. This is a recipe from my mother-in-law and it's REALLY yummy!

I thought Apple Emma (LOVE her!) from ATS would be perfect to go on this recipe card. I have the digital version of Emma so I sized it on the computer, printed it on PTI Select CS, and colored her with prisma pencils. The recipe was printed on regular printer paper.

My oldest daughter's 21st birthday is this weekend (yeah, OMG!) so we're having a little "girls weekend" and taking her to Atlantic City! We're hoping to catch a show and then on Sunday we have some spa appointments lined up for all of us before we head home. I can't wait!

Digi Image: Apple Emma from All That Scraps
Paper: Riding Hood Red, PTI Select White, Bella Rose DP
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Button, Thread, Adhesive Rhinestones, Green Ribbon, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities
Card Size: 4" x 6"

Have yourselves an AWESOME weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pumpkin Bread & TE Release Day!

It's release day at Taylored Expressions and today I have a 4x6 recipe card to show you using the new Celebrate Life VERY favorite set from this release! It's such a beautiful and elegant're gonna LOVE it!

As soon as I saw this sweet pumpkin with all the curly vines, I knew I wanted to use it for a pumpkin bread recipe. I JUST tried this recipe on Tuesday.....I bought the honey beer JUST so I could make it. Seriously, I don't drink beer...blech!'s okay in cooking and baking though!

The pumpkin is colored with prisma pencils, blended with gamsol, and I added some Diamond Stickles to the pumpkin vines. The card base is Prism Intense Orange, the scallop edge and recipe mat is Prism Papaya Puree Medium, and I added some of Taylor's polka dot ribbon to the front and back.

Here's the back of the card:

I'm adding all these paper-crafted recipe cards I've been making to a 2-ring binder that a friend gave me. Inside the binder, the recipes fit into 6.75" x 8.5" clear sheet protectors (two 4x6 cards per sheet) so they don't get messy while cooking. You can see a picture of my binder and these sheets HERE on this post.

Don't forget to stop by and see what Charmaine, Dawn, Donna, Jackie, Jami, Jodi, Karen G., Karen M., Laura, Laurie, Sankari, Sharon, & Taylor have created for you today with the Celebrate Life set.

Have a great day!

Stamps: TE Celebrate Life
Paper: Prism Intense Orange, Prism Papaya Light, Choice White, SU DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Diamond Stickles, Scallop Edge Punch, Polka Dot Ribbon, Orange Adhesive Rhinestones