Saturday, February 23, 2008

Oh Hoppy Day!

Is this little frog too cute or what?!? This set is by Sweet & Sassy Stamps and is called Pond Pals. If I didn't know better, I'd say Miss Korin designed it just for me!!! I LOVE frogs and dragonflies (but I love frogs more!!). There are several more pieces to this adorable set, you can do soooo much with it! I'm sure you'll see many more things from me with this set soon!
I can't wait for my Guest Designer month for Sweet & Sassy stamps, you can bet there'll be at least a few things with this set!! This card is for a small group of swap buddies I have. Every month the 6 of us swap cards...I hope they like my little frog-dude! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Pond Pals by Sweet & Sassy Stamps
Ink: Timber Brown Stazon & Jet Black Stazon, Copic markers
Paper: Old Olive cs by Stampin Up!, DP & green cs from the All Occassion pack by DCWV
Accessories: Brads & Jumbo eyelets by Stampin Up!, Sakura stardust glitter pen

Bloggers Challenge #35

I was so excited when I saw this week's Challenge...Brilliant Blue, Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive. With that said, I really don't care for this card! Maybe it lacks dimension, I don't know...I just don't care for it and I think I will try again later this weekend! I'm already late enough, so I thought I should post something! Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend! Be sure to check out creations by the rest of the Bloggers Challenge group (click on the 'Bloggers Challenge' button on the left)!!
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Short & Sweet (both sets by Stampin Up!)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Brilliant Blue, VersaMark (all by Stampin Up!
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Kraft, Purely Pomegranate & Old Olive cs (all by SU!)
Accessories: Cosmo glitter, photo corner punch, small & large oval punches (all by SU!), green swarovski rhinestones

Thank you, Aunt Rita!!!

My Aunt Rita (she's actually my Gramma's Aunt!), gave us some passes to go to Knott's Berry Farm before the holidays...we had such a great time! All of us really needed a day to just act silly and have fun together! The kids actually had school the day we went, but we kept them out and told them we were going to get some family photos taken...they were fine with this. When we got there, our youngest is super excited, our middle son gets all serious and then says, "wait! Does this mean I'm going to miss the whole day from school?" He was bummed because he was going to miss PE!! Hmmm let me see...a theme park for a day or PE?? Crazy Kid!! He decided he was ok with missing PE on this day after all (this day also happened to be his birthday and he wanted a Birthday Cupcake from the PE coach!!). This is my 'thank-you' card to Aunt Rita for the passes. Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
Stamps: Sidekick Sayings by Stampin Up!
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Rose Red and Old Olive SU markers
Paper: Rose Red cs by SU!, Homespun Collection DP
Accessories: Rub-Ons by Bo Bunny, Buttons by SU!, twine, copic markers, Stickles, Red ribbon by SU!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Make N Take

This sour cream container was for a Make & Take I was asked to do. I had so much fun doing this! What a great package to wrap candy or small treat or gift in, and it really doesn't take much in the way of supplies! Directions for this are here on SCS. Hope you all have a great week, and thanks for checking in!!
All Supplies are Stamping Up!
Stamps: Short & Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Sky Blue dp, Basic Gray & Whisper White cs
Accessories: Silver brads, Basic Gray Tafetta ribbon, Large & small oval punches

Another Bloggers Challenge #34 card

I made these cards for my swap this weekend with my SU! group. Love that little chick and the glitter! And yes, there is now green glitter all over my dining room! My wonderful friend Tanya stayed with me this weekend before heading back home to Idaho, we had a great time playing with glitter and stamping, and coloring and playing with this and that! Thanks Tanya for a fun stamping weekend!!!

All Supplies are by Stampin Up!
Stamps: A Good Egg
Ink: Classic Black
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Sky Blue DP
Accessories: Silver brads, Wild Wasabi Double Stitch ribbon, Stampin Up markers, Green Cosmo glitter

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thank you Jennifer-G!!

Thank you Jennifer-G!!! Miss Jennifer-G sent me this wonderfully sweet award! Please check out her blog here, not only does she make great cards & stuff, but I love her banner!!!!! She made that banner by herself (according to her, she didn't know what she was doing...yeah right!!! It's awesome!!). Anyway, she is a super sweet person, a riot to talk to and has become a new blogger friend!

I would now like to award this "Excellent Blog" award to those blogs that I constantly go to for inspiration...
*A Day in the Life by Gina K. Now I don't know that she will actually put this on her blog, but I really appreciate and love the tutorials, etc. she posts on that blog (and of course her amazing stamps!!)
*Belle Papier by Julia Stainton. How this woman does everything she does, just amazes me!!
*Taylored Expressions by Taylor VanBruggen. I LOVE her 'Cupcake Fridays'...I can't even look at a cupcake anymore without thinking of her! I think all of her creations are just amazing!
*Technostamper by Mary Jo Price-Williams. You are always in for treat when looking at her blog...if I had a fraction of her talent!!

Well there are many, many more blogs that inspire me, and these are just the tip of the iceberg!!

Thanks again Jennifer-G for the wonderful compliment!! Have an amazing rest of the weekend all and thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #34

Happy Friday!! Here is my very first Bloggers Challenge card! I am very excited to join this very talented group of ladies!! You can click on the 'Bloggers Challenge' button to the left and visit their blogs!! Today's challenge was to use the layout from the Birthday card on page 42 of the Spring/Summer 2008 Stampin' Up catty. I had a really hard time getting started on this, I think because the layout seemed a little simple for me. I really liked the final card though...thanks for the challenge!!! I have a hard time with lots of "empty space", so I just had to add the rhinestones at the bottom, and "ink" the edges of the white. I've also realized that I have a hard time with square corners and have felt the need to either round all my corners or use my Ticket corner punch. I took my Chocolate Chip marker and out little "dots" in the scallops of the border. Thanks for coming over and checking out my card! Have an amazing weekend!
Supplies used:
Stamps: Friendship Blooms and Itty Bitty Backgrounds both sets by Stampin Up!
Paper: Blue Raspberry by Deja Views; Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstocks by SU!
Ink: Chocolate Chip & Soft Sky by Stampin Up!
Accesssories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Light Blue round brads, Flower Fusion felt flower,

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hogs & Kisses

This is my card for the WT152 Challenge for this week and 2 weeks ago's SC160 on SCS. I love doing the challenges as often as I can, they really keep me from getting into a rut! I have had this cute little piggy stamp for years!!! Like from when I first started collecting stamps (11 or so years ago!)...not to be confused with when I really started stamping (more like 8 months ago?). Anyway, this card was alot of fun to make and I have to say this is probably one of my favorite layouts ever!! I LOVE those 3 panels!!

This is the first challenge I have done since December (wow, is it ever time to get back into things?!). Today was kind of a crazy day at work, since I was frantically trying to play catch-up because I was home with a sick kidlet yesterday, but I knew that as soon as I got home I was gonna stamp...JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!!! December was the last time I got to do that! So as soon as I got in the front door, I put on some PJ's and hit the ink! Of course I had to make a pitstop by SCS to check out some challenges to get those juices flowin'!
The primas on this little guy were a gift from a good friend (who was at my house last weekend for a super fun girls' weekend). I also love those Pearls, another gift from another dear friend!
Well, I am falling asleep on my nighty-night! Happy Friday & have an amazing weekend! Thanks for dropping by!

Hogs & Kisses stamp by Rubber Stampede
Rose Red ink by Stampin Up!
Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Rose Red cardstocks all by Stampin Up, DP also by Stampin Up!
Heart ribbon from Michaels, primas, Pearls by Mark Richards Crystal Stickers and of course my Copic markers

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Divine Bible Challenge

This is my project for the Bible Verse Challenge by Lori Craig on SCS. This challenge is wonderful and I encourage you to join Lori and the other gals. One of my goals for this year was to find and join a womens Bible study group. Well, I haven't found one yet, but I am really excited about this challenge! I have found myself reading more of the scriptures and using my study guide more! Thanks Lori for this very inspiring challenge!!
This is mounted on a 4" x 4" piece of chip board that I plan on punching at the top and putting rings or something through. The paper is Blue Raspberry by Deja Views. The hardware is from the Hodge Podge hardware kit by Stampin Up! This will sit on top of my desk at work.
As always, thanks for looking and for allowing me to share!! Have a great week!!

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