Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dreams du Jour Notebook for my Convention Buddy

This Dreams du Jour stamp set, the New In Colors Ink, the Scallop Edge Punch and the Holiday Happenings Designer Paper are all from the Brand Spankin' new Catalog!!! Available August 11th! I cannot wait to see the rest of the goodies in there! This little notepad and pen is for my Convention Buddy, Tamarra. I don't get to go to Convention this year, but she she is my buddy and she will take pics & notes and send them back to me (can't wait to see!). Anyway, I made her a little goodie box with some snacks & stuff in it. I got this little notepad from Target and decorated it with the new DP and my new stamp set (first time it's seen ink). I also took a little strip of the DP to decorate the pen. Hope she likes them, tune in tomorrow to see the little Pocket Book I made for her to put some of her business cards in :). BTW, this is the set we will be using for this Augusts' Stamps by Mail club (if you haven't already joined, email me asap...time is running out!)

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin Up!):
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Paper: Holiday Happenings DP, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze & Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories: Blender pen (used with re-inkers to color), RSVP Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder and Ticket Punch.

An award!!! Woo Hoo!

Chris Dickinson gave me this award!!!! Woo hoo! I just love Chris, she is part of the Sweet & Sassy Design Team and a fellow Stampin Up Demo in Texas. She also has a really cool Belli Challenge (Embellishment), I highly recommend participating in!! She has given me lots of support and guideance in my effort to try and figure out my "Demo Direction". Thanks for the award, the support and the friendship Chris!! You Rock!!!
My dear friend Katie Skiff sent me this award as well. Thanks Katie. Katie is the owner of Three Little Dreams (a stamp kit club/company), a great "sounding board" and is just always there to listen! Thanks for everything Katie!!!!

It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye! The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

There are many Blogs that I enjoy reading and drawing inspiration from (just look at my sidebar, lol) are a few:
1. Sarah Bevard
2. Jeanne Striffe
3. Jody Morrow
4. Carole Burrage
5. Charmaine
6. Laurie Schmidlin
7. Valerie Stangle

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Christmas in July - BC W57

Happy Friday!!!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!!!!!! I know this stuff is retired, but I LOVE Frosty and I LOVE the Wintergreen DP :( The Layout is the Joy Fold Card, what a fun and easy card!! Seriously there is lots of WOW! for the effort here. Here's the inside... This may very well be one of my Christmas card layouts for this year! I hope Stampin Up comes out with an even better Winter DP this coming catalog, though I really can't imagine topping Wintergreen!! I am about to start rambling here (sleep deprivation will do that), so I'd better wrap it up! Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you like Frosty and you've gotta try this card layout! Look at all those layers...

Supplies (all supplies are Stampin Up!):
Stamps: Frosty
Paper: Wintergreen DP, Basic Gray, Almost Artichoke, Soft Sage and Shimmer cardstock
Ink: Basic Gray, Stazon Black
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestone Brads, circle punch, scallop circle punch, ticket punch

A week late and a dollar short...BC W56

Holy Snickerdoodles, this was hard!! It's challenges like this that remind me that I still have a LOT to learn!!!! Last weeks Bloggers' Challenge was to use Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Blue Bayou and Mellow Moss...whew! I sometimes have a hard time with 3 colors let alone 5! I kinda like the card, but not really the flowers at the bottom? Something, it's just not quite right...oh well it's done, and it's not half bad! The image is by Annie LaPointe for MFT Stamps, colored with Copics, and I used just a dab of Liquid Pearls in the flower centers (the colored flowers not the Primas). Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Chamomile
Paper: Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Blue Bayou and Whisper White cardstock, Blue Bayou DP
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, Blue Bayou DS Ribbon (by Stampin Up), Prima Flowers, Pearls, Liquid Pearls

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

THank you Dawn! Hanna Stamps 1:1 Challenge, Ribbon

Isn't this book just the super cutest?!? Dawn Byrnes made this super cute little book for me. It was part of the 1:1 Challenge on the Hanna Yahoo group. The challenge was ribbons...I love how she "stitched" on the cover with the ribbon!!! Chocolate Chip is one of my fav colors and I just love pearls!!!!!! Those pearl brads are perfect!!!! Thanks sooooo much Dawn!!! Garden Hanna was my first Hanna set! 2 of my friends picked her out for me because they thought I kinda looked like her, hehehe! Thanks again Dawn, the book is wonderful!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Prince Charming!!!!

Ok, so this could be the ugliest card ever and it'd still be my favorite, lol!!! But I happen to like this card. The adorable frogs are from Penny Black and a gift from my wonderful friend Lisa. I made this card during my Girls' Stamp weekend for my hubby...aawwwww!

I'm quacking up here...

Yeah, that was a lame title, sorry :). This duckling from Penny Black is just way too cute!! I colored him with Copics, and then loaded him up with Fun Flock (love that stuff). I used Circle Nesties, ribbon, sentiment and punches from Stampin Up. Sorry, I don't where the DP is from :(. Thanks Miss Tina, for picking up this cute little guy for me!!

Some Elzy's for Shannon

I have to admit, purple is not one of my fav fact about the only time I use is if it is a requirement. Well purple is my wonderful friend, Shannon's, favorite of course it was a requirement here, lol! I love this card...I love every purple-y inch of it!!! I may have to rethink this purple issue I have, lol. Anyway, this card is for Shannon. We had a girls' stamping weekend a couple of weekends ago and at the last minute she wasn't able to come, so I wanted to make her a cute little card. I think these papers are just gorgeous, from the Guidelines DP pack from PTI, the ribbon is from PTI also. The brads are Build-A-Brads from Stampin Up!, this is the first time I played with them...I am in love!!! These Elzy's are, of course, colored with copics. BTW, love ya Shanna Banana!!! Here is a pink version of the card (these papers are from the Pink Patterns pack from PTI, I also used Liquid Pearls in the centers of the flowers)...

My Prince Charming...

Those of you who know me, know that I have a thing for Frogs, so how could I resist this cute Ellzybells stamp? A frog with a crown no less...irresistable (these rank even higher than just frogs in my bok, lol)!!! I colored Miss Elzy and her Frog Prince with copics, using a Spica glitter pen on his crown. The paper is called Meadows Edge by Rubbersoul (available at MFT). The sentiment is from the Starlight Starbright set by Verve Visual; I stamped the background in Versamark then the words in black. Ribbon and cardstock by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Last Call for Stampin Up Marker Club

Last call for this round of my Stampin Up Marker Club! $46/ month for 4 months gets you the entire set of Stampin Up Markers (1 color family per month), the storage case (during your hostess month), 4 color families of card stock (1 color family per month), at least 1 Level 1 Hostess set (during your hostess month), and at least $15 worth of free merchandise (during your hostess month). If you are interested, email me now,!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hanna 1:1 Challenge - Ribbons

This little bucket is for Patti Stigsell, she was my mailing buddie for this round of the Hanna 1:1 challenge. Kristi gave us a ribbon challenge this time around, so I decided to make a "Pail O'Ribbons". A girlfriend (the Brilliant Miss Lisa) suggested I use this cute little pail and punch holes in it for the ribbon to come out of. Of course I had to "one-up" her idea, so I added flowers to the back and made the ribbon come out the holes in the middle of the flowers!! How fun is that?!? You can't tell on the picture, but Mr. Rileys gardening boots are covered with Crystal Effects so they look like rubber boots (an insistance from Lisa, lol). Riley is colored with Copics, and I even added a little monogram tag for her. Hope you like it Patti!


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