Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I wanted to share this simply spooky card with you today. The sets I used are Halloween Frights, the tree from Season of Friendship and the Frightful Fence jumbo wheel all from the Holiday Mini. The card stock is Basic Gray and Black, same colors for the ink except for the moon. It is stamped in So Saffron Craft ink. Hope you have a Frightful Halloween!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Snowflake Season

Another card with Seasons of Friendship set! Here in Nebraska they are predicting that we will be seeing some of the white stuff but that didn't "inspire" this card. I had cards to make for a swap and this is what I came up with. Colors are Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & Whisper White.
I stamped the tree on paper from the Ski Slope DSP in the Holiday mini. I also stamped snowflakes on the DSP with the White Craft pad and embossed it with Iredescent Ice Embossing powder. It's very subtle but gives it some sparkle. I used the Little Felt Flurries snowflakes and Rhinestone brads from the pretties kit for embellishment. The greeting and felt snowflake are popped up with stampin' dimensionals as is the red bird in the tree. Thanks for stopping by and stay warm!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pretty in Pink Rocks!

Hello! It's the start of a new week and I couldn't wait to get into my stamp room and do some "just for fun" stamping. This is the first card that I've made with the Just Jawing set. I couldn't wait to get this set. I guess you could say that I have eclectic taste. I really like lots of different styles and as you can see this reflects in my stamp set choices. For this card I chose Basic Gray & Pretty in Pink for the colors. I also used the Gratuitous Graffiti background stamp and stamped it with Basic Gray on Branbury DSP. I used the DSP for the heart eyes too. Of coarse it needed some bling so I used chunky pink glitter for the bow and the pink Rhinestone brads. I embossed "You Rock" in with black embossing powder. You probably can't tell in the picture but I used stampin' dimensionals to attach the skull to the card. Who knew skulls and pink went so well together?!

Thanks for stopping by. YOU ROCK!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Twigster Christmas

I love snowmen! Although I really don't like the cold the snow is often beautiful. As soon as I saw the Mr. Twigster set in the mini catalog I knew that he'd be coming to my house. He's a very unusual snowman but ya gotta love him! This is not your traditional Christmas card either. I would have never made a Christmas card with these colors before but I really like how it turned out. I took my color scheme from the Frosty Day Designer paper in the mini catalog. So the colors I used were Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip (what else?!) Hope you enjoy this snowman too.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More World Card Making Day

Here are four more cards that I offered at my World Card Making Day(s). I tried to offer several different kinds of cards. I also wanted to keep it simple so that they could complete all ten cards in approxamately 2 1/2 hours.
The Thanksgiving card was made with the Autumn Vine DSP in the Holiday Mini. I really love this paper! The set is Autumn Harvest that is in the Idea Book and Catalog.The Glad We're Friends Card was made with the Eastern Blooms Set & Best Yet Hostess set. The colors are Tangerine Tango & Kiwi Kiss.

The two cards below are the last two cards I designed. Can you tell?! I went for monocromatic! The Navy card is made with the Beautiful Borders set and Urban Garden DSP. The Elegant Eggplant card is made with the Say It With Scallops set and Bella Toile background stamp. I absolutely love this background stamp! That's all for today. Happy Stampin'!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

The winner is.........Kevin Theesen! Congrats Kevin. I will be sending the Star Brads your way. Thanks to everyone who left a comment, signed up to follow my blog or visited. I'm really enjoying blogging and getting to know some of you a little bit better. Most of all I love sharing my love of stamping with you. Stop by tomorrow. I'm going to have some pictures of some of the cards we made for World Card Making Day. See ya!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New Features! (And Blog Candy!!!)

I've added a couple of things here. First you can sign up to follow my blog so you can keep up to date. Next I've added a hit counter. So I think this calls for a little blog candy. All you have to do is sign up to follow my blog and leave a comment to this post to be entered into the drawing for the blog candy. Deadline for the contest is Monday night at 9:00 pm. The winner will get a package of Star Designer brads. Good Luck & Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Martini Time

This has nothing to do with drinking Martini's or Stamping. This is all about my kitty! Yes, his name is Martini. A friend requested that I post a picture of him here. So here he is! He's a great companion, fun to play with and is a great lap cat. This is probably the best look you will get of him because he's also a "Scardy Cat"! If you come to the house he will run and hide. Which is really weird because he does like to be petted, just not by everyone though. He keeps me company in my stamp room and sometimes he sits on my lap when I'm stampin'. Luv my cat!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

World Card Making Day - Non Card Projects

Today I've been finishing cutting paper and making samples for my World Card Making Day events. These are two non card projects I'm offering. The box-bags and pizza boxes are very easy to make and with the Designer Series Papers you can put them together quickly! The pizza boxes can hold those little 3x3 cards or a little treat or gift. I think my customers will enjoy making these as much as I did!
Now I better go back to "work"!!