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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Candy at Rach's

So by now you probably realize how much I love WoJ stamps! Well there is yet another yummy blog candy give away and Rach's. She has a marvelous blog and it is well worth your time to visit even if when she doesn't have candy to give away ;-)

Monday, October 20, 2008

WoJ Challenge 4 and a blog candy posting

This is a card that I made for the Whiff of Joy Challenge #4 which you can find here:

I ran the cardstock through twice with the Nesties and just cut out the middle piece to fit on top. The Autumn Leaves stamp set was used as bg on the chocolate chip and I cut off the prongs from the rhinestone brad to add to Willow's necklace.

Stamps: Willow with Lantern, Warmest Regards (SU), Autumn Leaves (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Brushed Copper, More Mustard
Ink: Ranger Espresso, Autumn Leaves Kaleidicolor
Accessories: Copics, Craft knife, Nesties Ribbon sliders, Chocolate chip tafetta ribbon, rhinestone brad, Sakura stardust gel pen

Thanks for looking!

Make Sure that you check out stampinspot for some yummy WoJ blog candy!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

BOOO Episode 1

Well, after much deliberation, I am spilling some of my secrets. This is one of the items I made for the WRAK BOOO secret exchange on SCS. I don't think that my BOOO friend frequents here, so I might be safe. Even if he/she does, they won't know what's in the package til they open it! :-) One of the requirements was to send something orange and black, so this is what I came up with.

The box has letters on 3 sides, B, O, and O --really creative huh?

The lid uses a Gina K image from her Happy Haunting set. To finish it off there is some ribbon from Pinkhedgehog papercrafts.

Stamps: Happy Haunting
Ink: Black
Paper: SU Textured Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Ghostly Greetings DP
Accessories: ribbon, hole punch, Chipboard letter negative space, craft knife, Scor-Pal, Scallop Edge punch

The box is filled with some little trinkets that I really hope my BOOO friend will enjoy!
Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wanted to share a card that was designed by my awesome upline. We made this at the World Cardmaking Day function that she participated in. This is just such a fun card to make. There is a tutorial on SCS on Pop-up cards that she used as her inspiration.

TFL I hope to be able to get some crafting done of my own tonight, well, crafting that I can show. I've been working on some secret stuff lately.....

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Felt Flower, twine, Grosgrain, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo eyelets

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another HH Challenge

YAY -- I got to spend a little time in my craft area last night. I decided that since I would never get all the SCS challenges done, I should work on the High Hopes Challenge -- I'm 2 for 2! I used the mug and the mitten for this challenge, cause I was in a winter/fall mode as it was in the 30's last night. The mugs are both popped up on dimensionals. The top one is paper pieced. I cut the hole in the mug on top, so the hot chocolate is actually showing from the bottom mug (clear as mug? I mean mud ;-))

Thanks for looking.

Stamps: All images are High Hopes
Paper: Bayou Blue, Basic Grey DP, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, SU DP
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Bayou Blue
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, White gel pen, Sakura Stardust

Saturday, October 4, 2008

World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone! There are so many great contests and prizes and info that are being shared that it makes my head spin!! But I thought I would list some that I know of for you.


Gina K

Unity Stamp Company

Limelight Papercrafts
I am sure that there are a ton more... but I just thought I should share a little of the wealth.

For those of you who didn't know, High Hopes has a new blog. They announced their first challenge and blog candy last week. The challenge was to make a birthday card and use brads..Easy, right? I had to be difficult and do things backwards. I chose my image, colored it and then decided to look for a color combo and a sketch. It was so hard for me. Anyway, this is what I ended up with:

I hope that you all have a wonderful day and get the chance to take part in a World Cardmaking Day activity. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 3, 2008

A Christmasy Challenge

Well, the challenge wasn't Christmas, it was actually a sketch challenge, but I needed an excuse to use this adorable Penny Black image. The image is called the Night before Christmas...then of course I realized I had the perfect sentiment that had just come from Cornish Heritage Farms! I also got to break into the Ski Slope SU designer paper... how fun!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge

I actually got to stamp last night AND I got to ink up a brand new stamp!!! LOVE IT!!! I went out to the Whiff of Joy challenge blog yesterday and saw that the challenge was stiching. What better way to break in a new stamp. I also combined this with the color combo challenge from SCS this week. The colors were Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze. I just thought that those colors were a great combo for a cool autumn evening, one where I just might indulge in some hot chocolate. So this is what I came up with. I used faux stiching on the Baja breeze in an attempt to mimick the argyle dry embossed pattern on the Chocolate Chip.
Some of you might say, wow, that sketch looks familiar! Well, it should, if you are as obsessed with the Mojo Monday sketches as I am! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Donalda's Blog Candy

Just a quick note to run, don't walk, to Donalda's blog for a fabulous Whiff of Joy blog candy give away. For anyone that has not discovered Whiff of Joy stamps, just hold on. They are amazing. The images are absolutely precious. The Design team is to die for. You won't be sorry that you discovered them, well, your wallet might be ;-) And make sure you check out the new release on October 4th!

A Christmas Card

Hi again.. I know what is the world coming to?? I also got a chance to play around with my new Cardinal Christmas stamp set from SU. I am trying to work out ideas for the Christmas Card stamp a stack in November. However, I can't stay away from my COPICS.... Anyway.. this is one idea. I'll have to tweak it to make it SUO but it works for a start. I also made this into a WRAK card since I used the luscious PTI Pure Poppy cardstock!!

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas
Cardstock: Pure Poppy (PTI), Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Versafine Sepia, Versamark
Accessories: Choc Chip Satin Ribbon, Copics, Sakura Stardust Gel Pen

Thanks for looking