Friday, November 28, 2008

BC75 - Inspiration Challenge

Happy Friday!!! I am so excited to be stamping again and participating in the Bloggers' Challenges! This week's challenge was an Inspiration Challenge, IC's are quickly becoming my favorite types of challenges!! :) Thanks Lisa! You can see the Inspiration piece below. A friend of mine had a really bad week this past week, so when I was looking through my stamps trying to figure out which stamps to use for the challenge, I knew this set would make for a perfect card for her! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: owl always love you by Gina K Designs
Paper: Figgy by Basic Gray, Basic white cardstock from PTI
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black
Accessories: Build-a-Brads from Stampin' Up!, Copic markers, Paper piercer, Sakura Black Glaze pen

A couple of Thanksgiving cards

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I just love all the cooking, all the family time, all the play time!! I know I am late getting these up, but I really wanted to share them because I really like how they both turned out. I used Harvest Home stamp set for both and my Basic Gray Mellow mat pack for both. This card I did a little paper piecing, for the pumpkins I used paper from the Autumn Vines DSP by Stampin' Up!, and then just used Whisper White cs for the stems.
Stamps: Harvest Home by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Whisper White cardstocks by Stampin' Up!, Autumn Vine DSP by Stampin' Up!, Mellow paper pad by Basic Gray
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up! markers
Accessories: Chocolate Satin Ribbon from PTI, Nestabilities
This card turned out even better than my original plan (I just love when that happens). Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but I used the Pumpkins Cuttlebug folder on the Pumpkin Pie rectangle. The "buttons" are wood buttons that I colored with my copics. I also dug out my Metallic Rub-Ons from Gina K Designs to "ink" the edges of the white cardstock. Love this stuff!!! I love it even more, I am sure, when I learn how to use it, lol!
Stamps: Harvest Home by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White cardstocks by Stampin' Up!, Mellow paper pad by Basic Gray
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin Up Markers, Copic Markers
Accessories: Wood leaf buttons, CB embossing folder, twine, Metallic Rub-Ons

Shimmerz Blog candy winner...

Thanks to everyone who sent Birthday cards!! Every day we got a stack of cards! It was sooooo much fun! My daughter loved them all and said "gosh, I feel so loved, hehehe". The cards were absolutely gorgeous and wonderful, thank you so much to everyone who sent a card! The winner of the 4 pots of Shimmerz from My Favorite Things is.... Sarah Anderson! Here is the card Sarah sent. Sarah, please email me with your choice of colors.

An Award from Susan (StampingTink)

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement . Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on. I hope you’ll accept this award from me because of our friendship and the inspiration you all give me. I received this super cute & charming award from Susan. Thanks, Susan!

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Lori Tecler
Sarah Anderson
Shannon Roberts

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Card kits... limited quantities

I have pre cut, etc. a small handful of each of the Christmas card kits/add-ons (click on the picture on the left sidebar for details). Due to the Holiday "time crunch" once I run out of what has been precut, I will not be selling any more. So, order yours now, these kits are going fast! To order your kit(s) email me today at Have a wonderful day! Later today I'll post some Thanksgiving cards and tomorrow is Bloggers' Challenge day!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I always feel so honored and get a "warm & fuzzy" when someone sends me one of these awards. I never think that anyone really looks at my blog very often and so I am so surprised and honored to know when someone is not only reading it, but comes back for more! I got this award from Susan (Stampin Tink), you've gotta check out her blog...not only are her cards, etc. wonderful, but her blog is super cute too! It seems like "life" is just taking over and swipping my "creative time"...thanks Susan for the little nudge I needed to get back on track!

So here's the rules with this award:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees

There are so many blogs out there that inspire me in one way or another, instead of nominating 5 I will ask that you visit 5 of the fabulous blogs on my sidebar. THanks again Susan and to everyone else who reads my itty bitty blog! Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shimmerz Cupcake Birthday MFTWUW04 & SC199

Finally!!! I finally got to stamp, I finally got to post and I finally got to play with some of the goodies I've gotten lately from a few different friends! (Wait until you see the cupcake card tomorrow using my cupcake from Shannon & Lisa). Talk about multi-tasking...this is a Birthday card for my Chemo patient (I am a Chemo card angel), this is my paper piecing entry for MFT Stamps What's Up Wednesday Challenge and the SplitCoast Sketch Challenge 199...whew, that was a mouthfull :)
Let's get to the fun facts... The cupcake wrapper is paper pieced as is the frosting (technically), I colored the frosting with my copics using RV02 and BG23, then I painted over them using Pink and Mint Shimmerz. I also colored in the cherry using R29 and then gave it some dimension with Crystal Effects. Hopefully you can see the shimmer better on this little picture as well as all the dimension. Thanks to Carollee for this awesome paper, the perfectly matching Shimmerz and the super cute ribbon!!! Thanks for stopping by and looking!
Stamps: It's a Cupcake Kind of Day and sentiment from You Take the Cake (both sets by MFT Stamps)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black
Paper: The Sweet Stack with Glitter by DCWV
Accessories: Copic markers, Shimmerz, Pretty in Pink cs (by Stampin Up), Crystal Effects, dimensionals

Yeah I'm back!! How about some Blog Candy??

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting and for bearing with me in my absence. The world is back on track now and I think I am getting caught up! This post will remain at the top of my blog until the Blog Candy deadline, so please scroll down to see other posts!
My beautiful and wonderful baby girl is turning 18 next week (November 20th)! That is her in the picture with me. She loves stamping and drooling over the talent of many of my "online friends". So here's the deal... send her a Happy 18th Birthday card by November 26th (that gives you 2 weeks). Please also leave a comment on this post. We will put all the cards in a hat and draw one as the winner. The winner will receive (drum roll please.....)
4 bottles of Shimmerz, their choice of colors!!!
Shimmerz will be shipped directly to you from My Favorite Things Stamps
This is a surprise, she has no idea. Please email me for the address (

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