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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps DT Member!!!

Woo~Hoo! I am so excited to announce that I am on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Design Team!!! When Korin called and asked me to join her fabulous team I was just tickled pink! The stamps this release are AMAZING and I can't wait to share some things I have made...

Here is a sneak peek at....Love You This Much:

Now don't you just want to hug this cutie right back? I love snowmen and this one is oh so cute and has a warm and cozy coat that is perfect for coloring or paper piecing (which I have to try ASAP, you know how I love to paper piece). I colored him with Copics and wanted him to match up with the plaid Eskimo Kisses patterned paper from Basic Grey. There is another cute saying in this set, but I will have to save that for another time.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is having another release January 7th so be sure to mark your calendars!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Card Deets ~
Stamps: Love You This Much (SNSS)
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, White, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento Black, Certainly Celery, and Regal Rose
Accessories: Ribbon, Nesties, Button and Copics

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

CCS Design Team Farewell....

I wanted to use a favorite Sentiment Single from Creative Clear Stamps as my final posting as a Design Team member for Creative Clear Stamps and could think of nothing more appropriate than Motherhood... I paired it with a some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs called The Daily Grind. The Lord has provided us with true gifts in our children and there is not a better job in the world than "Motherhood."

Before I go...I just need to say that I have so enjoyed designing for Creative Clear Stamps! Laura is just the best and is so easy to work with and most generous with her Design Team! I have been impressed with the great quality of her clear stamps and the service she provides is outstanding. It has truly been a privilege and one in which I know I have grown creatively.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets ~
Stamp: Motherhood
Cardstock: White, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Fancy Pants Designs The Daily Grind (dp)
Ink: Wild Wasabi and So Saffron
Accessories: Binder Clip, Nesties, Ribbon, Border Punch

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Moment...

Can you believe Christmas is over and we are quickly approaching a new year! I am amazed at how the whole week flew by, but sure enjoyed every bit of it :o)

I did manage to get in my stamp room for a smidge and made this for the color challenge of Black/White over on Stamp TV. I used the clock and sentiment from Timeless Treasures. I stamped the clock with Going Gray and stamped the sentiment over it with Memento Black.
I stamped the sentiment on a paper flower as well (something I have seen Jessica do on her blog) and love the look it gives. This was a quick card to make and honestly, those are sometimes the best!

It is a busy week getting the house back together (Christmas decor taken down and put away) and switching my kids' bedrooms so the boys have more room (which is much needed!)

**Blog Candy Alert**
Nina who created the stamp set Lovely Shelf for Gina K. Designs is giving one away on her blog, along with a sample pack of Luxury cardstock. You can find the link HERE. It is a beautiful set...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Timeless Treasures
Cardstock: Black Oynx, White, Fancy Pants The Daily Grind patterned paper
Ink: Going Gray, Memento Black
Accessories: Nesties, Spiral Punch, Paper flowers, polka dot flowers, large black eyelet

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I do pray that you have a wonderful Christmas season with loved ones and full of treasured memories that you will cherish for years to come....


Monday, December 21, 2009

Love Is...

I just adore the warm and cozy looking sweater in the Warm and Wonderful stamp set. For this card I wanted to create a loose fiber like texture to the sweater. After I stamped it, I sponged the sweater with Soft Sky ink, and then went over it with a brillo-like metal fiber inked with Blue Bayou ink to create the loose fiber like look.

I have another special surprise to share..I am part of a great book group over on STV and we recently had a book swap for Christmas. We called it A Tale of Two Hobbies because we are combining two great hobbies we love: stamping/reading! Well, my gift arrived last week and my Secret Sis spoiled me something terrible (which I love!!!) Here is a picture of what she sent...

And take a look at this gorgeous card! Love pink and brown.... :o)

And who was she? Why none other than Tina Gilliland. Thanks so much Tina, you are just the bestest! If you enjoy books and stamping...we would love you to join us over on Stamp TV, you can find a link HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Warm and Wonderful
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Ivory, and Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Nesties

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge

I made this card for the Moxie Fab Challenge: All Creatures Great and Small which was to make a Christmas project that incorporates some kind of critter. I used the dog and cat image from Warm and Fuzzy, as well as the sentiment from Seasonal Sayings (love the large font!). I colored the images with Copics and added a little Christmas Red Stickles to the puppy's collar before layering them with dimensionals.

Are you ready for Christmas? I have a little photo to share of one little person in our house who is quite excited! His older sister and brother enjoy watching his excitement as the presents go under the tree and he begins to gain a new understanding of exactly what these packages are. Thankfully he hasn't opened one yet...but just a few more days and he will be ripping into his and ours :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Warm and Fuzzy and Seasonal Sayings
Cardstock: All Spruced Up, Rocket Red and White
Ink: Memento Black and Cottage Ivy, Real Red
Accessories: Swiss Dots CB folder, Red Brads, Red Ric Rac, Copics, Red Stickles

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creative Clear Stamps Blog Hop!!!

Are you ready for another Creative Clear Stamps Blog Hop! I am so excited and this time EVERYONE can join and share their Creative Vision using their favorite Creative Clear Stamps.

And here is the inside...

I made a Flap Card that I have just been dying to share.... It is hard to narrow down my absolute favorite Creative Clear Stamp set so from the Holiday stamp selection, I chose Let It Snow. This snowman is just adorable and I love the cute sentiments and tree image in this set. I will be sharing how to make this (really EASY) card next week on the CCS Blog on next Wednesday so be sure to stop by there so you can make you own....Did I say it was easy??? It is, It IS!

Be sure to stop by the Design Team members blogs: Laura, Linda, Shelly, Lisa, Rebecca as well as the very creative and talented Olga, Patti, and Theresa.

Laura will also be giving away a new release to one lucky commenter from one of the blog comments, so be sure leave a comment at each stop. You just never know whose blog will be picked! You can look for the announcement of the winner over on the Creative Clear Stamps Blog: A Fairy Creative Place.

Have a wonderful day!

Card Deets:
Stamp: Let It Snow
Cardstock: Real Red, VV and SU dsp
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red
Accesories: Pom Pom fibers, Mega Scalloped Punch, Jumbo Circle Punch, Coluzzle and Copics

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

I made this for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger Velvet Pastels which comes from Nina Brackett. You have got to see these beautiful pink Christmas stockings, SWEET!! I am very much a girly girl and LOVE pink/ivory so this was right up my alley. I used GKD Heavyweight Ivory as my card base and found some Basic Grey paper that I paper pieced the mittens (from Warm and Wonderful) and added some nice pink felt Ric Rac I bought some time ago.

Have a wonderful day!

Card Deets:
Stamp: Warm and Wonderful and Vintage Borders
Cardstock: Luxury White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey patterned paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Snowflake CB folder, Nesties and Bling

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Your Warm My Heart

I have enjoyed the newest stamp set from Rupa Shevde Warm and Wonderful. It is perfect for those winter cards that we transition to making after Christmas and for winter themed projects and has just the sweetest sentiment and images. For this card, I paper pieced the scarf and mug with some patterned paper that retired from SU years ago. Paper piecing is a definite favorite technique of mine!

I do hope you are enjoying this time of the year. I love the days as they lead up to Christmas. We have lots of baking, projects to finish and lots of wrapping in the next few days. My goal is to have it all done so we can enjoy time as a family when the kids get out of school for the week before Christmas. It is just the most wonderful time of the year!
I pray you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

CSS Recipe Blog Hop

Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!

I am so excited about this Center Stage Alumni Design Team Recipe Blog Hop! I made my favorite...Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars. These bars are perfect with coffee, tea, with a glass of milk, or just a wonderful snack all by itself! I just love it when Starbucks comes out with their red cups around the holidays. I am known to get all giddy with my first one of the season and sad when they end...just something so festive and *happy* with the red cups! Don't ya think?? Anyways, I love to get a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte and a Cranberry Bliss Bar (they balance each other out, right??) and my mom found this recipe for me years ago, so I was in SWEET heaven!!! I took a little party favor box, altered it with some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper, and added some Red Ric Rac to hold a piece Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar to give as a gift. The little mug is from the new set Warm and Wonderful. I paper pieced using the same paper and colored with Copics.

Here are the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars by themselves...YUMMO! Now I need some coffee!

You can find the recipe for these delectable bars over on Stamp TV as a free download...more info on that below!

Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:

Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!

The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Spirit of the Season

I made this using the stamp set Jingle Jangle which has some of the cutest sentiments and sayings. I used some little stickers from Stampendous for the lights that he is all tangled up in and colored him with Copics.

I am going to have to keep this short...It appears as though my family shared their cold with me and I feel rotten... :o( Hope you have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Jingle Jangle
Cardstock: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, VV and Basic Grey June Bug
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Real Red
Accessories: Stampendous Bling stickers, Red Ric Rac, Nesties, Red Brads

Monday, December 7, 2009

Merry Christmas

I made this card using a sketch from Stamp TV from the latter part of November. I just love the layers of this card and in this case "crooked" works for me. :o) The Moxie Fab Challenge is Christmas in the Old Country and I think this fits for that theme.

I like the Kraft cardstock with the Real Red and Chocolate Chip. Not the typical Christmas colors, but it works. I used Nina's stamp set Vintage Borders to create the background for the focal image and love the various languages of Merry Christmas. I also used Tami Mayberry's set Calendar Bits and Pieces for the snowflake and sentiment. All in all a very easy card to put together.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Holiday Cheer Stamp TV Kit, Calendar Bits and Pieces and Vintage Christmas
Cardstock: Kraft (GKD), Chocolate Chip, Ivory and Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Red Organdy Ribbon, Oval Nesties

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Calendar Card

Just a quick little card to share today. I made this for the color challenge over on STV to use Green, Red and Gold. If you are looking for the gold, it is in the ribbon (little flecks...that counts, right???) I used Calendar Grid and Calendar Bits and Pieces from Tami Mayberry. This was so fast to make and honestly as far behind as I am in making Christmas cards, will be throwing some of these together this weekend!

Have a wonderful day!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Calendar Grid and Calendar Bits and Pieces
Cardstock: Rocket Red, Green Apple, White
Ink: Vivid Birck and Olive
Accessories: Spiral Punch, Ribbon, Scallop Oval

Friday, December 4, 2009

Creative Clear Stamps News

Creative Clear Stamps is having another Blog Hop that can feature YOU and your Creative Vision! Our current Design Team Jennie, Linda, Shelly, Lisa and Rebecca will be sharing with you a project created using their favorite CCS set.

We also want YOU to participate by creating a project using YOUR favorite Creative Clear Stamp set. We are all going to link them together over on the Creative Clear Stamps Blog and that is not all..... Each customer that participates using CCS stamps will receive ONE of the brand new releases coming out in January. It is just Creative Clear Stamp's way of saying THANK YOU for helping us grow!

Here's what you should do:

1. Create a brand new project FEATURING ANY stamp from our line of Creative Clear Stamps. This project should not include stamps from any other stamp company.

2. Email Laura and let her know you will be joining the hop. Include a link to your main blog. Also include your full name and mailing address - so Laura can send you your FREE new Release in January. All links must be given to Laura no later than December 16th.

3. On the 17th, make sure your CCS Blog Hop project remains in the top position for the day on your blog.

Doing these three things will qualify you to receive ONE Free New Release. Laura, owner of CCS, reserves the right to disqualify any project or blog hop link that does not follow the guidelines of this special offer.

Our customers are the best and we appreciate you. So mark your calendar's for December 17th and hope you can hop along to a free stamp set soon!


I really enjoy doing the CPS Challenges each week and this one was really fun to create. Square cards have always been a favorite of mine and yet I seldom make one... I combined some of Tami Mayberry's stamp sets: Calendar Bits and Pieces, Calendar Grid and Special Delivery to create this Happy Holidays card. I used some older Basic Grey Figgy Pudding designer paper which is just a favorite of mine even though it is older.

The family is recovering from their colds and whatnot. So thankful for that, this has been a LONG week. It turns out my youngest has had an ear infection. Poor thing... I took him to the doctor late yesterday afternoon and so glad I did, now he can get better :o)

I hope you have a delightful weekend! I have a Christmas party event tonight and I intend to wrap presents and work in some serious stampin' time this weekend. :o)

Card Deets:
Stamps: Special Delivery and Calendar Bits and Pieces
Cardstock: Kraft, Always Artichoke, Cranberry Tart, Ivory and Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Ink: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, and Memento Rhubarb
Accessories: Large scallop die

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sketch Challenge on STV

I am so excited to be the hostess for the sketch challenges over on Stamp TV for the next 3 months. I hope you can join us and create a card using this sketch....if so, you will be entered to win a stamp set of your choice valued at $24.95 or less!

I made two projects using this sketch. The first is a card and since December is so busy, I want to keep the sketches themselves CAS (Clean and Simple), but obviously my card is FAR from it! I ended up layering and layering..and didn't know when to stop, LOL!

The next project I have to share today is a scrapbook page I made using this same sketch. These pictures are from our recent vacation out in the mountains of Virginia. We always work in a hike or two when we are anywhere near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I do hope you can join us over on STV, you can find all of the details for this week's challenge HERE.

**Personal news...We did manage to decorate our Christmas tree on Tuesday night, but sadly all three kids are battling colds! :o( I am just thankful it is nothing more than a virus and look forward to them feeling better! Thanks so much for stopping by and I do hope you have a wonderful day!

Card Deets:
Stamps: A Year of Flowers, Holiday Cheer STV Kit
Cardstock: Rocket Red, White and Basic Grey June Bug
Ink: Versamark, Real Red and Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Nesties, Brads, White EP, Basic Grey Bling

Scrapbook Page Deets:
Stamps: Happy Camper,
Cardstock: Soft Sand, Chocolate Kiss and unknown dp
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Memento Rich Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brads

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

So Kind

I took a break from making Christmas cards to make a sweet Thank You card. I used the stamp set Baby Butterflies Alphabet from Creative Clear Stamps. The alphabet in this set come in two different sizes which gives the stamper/scrapbooker a lot of versatility. There are also some little butterfly images that you can use to add to your project in keeping with the butterfly theme which I used for the background on the Barely Banana cardstock. I like using alphabets for scrapbook pages as well as when I create my own greeting as I did in this case with "So Kind." The sky is the limit on what you can create with this lovely stamp set! Just think of the sassy sayings you can create :o) I hope you have a wonderful day!

Card Deets:
Stamp: Baby Butterflies Alphabet
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Rose Red, WW and Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink: Rose Red, Barely Banana
Accessories: Nesties 4, Bling, and Scallop Edge Punch