Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dressed for Snow

It's New Years Eve!! For the second year in a row my plans may be cancelled due to snow. It is snowing out now and I am waiting for the news to come on to see what they say about the rest of the day. Last year we just went out New Years night but this year that may not be an option because we are suppose to get snow for the next few days. One of the storms will be a big one.

The Sugar Bowl has started up again and you know me, I have to play. This time it is a sketch the the theme "new". You could do New Years, New Baby etc or use a new stamp. I decided to use a new stamp. I really liked the patchwork jacket on this snowman. It was also easy to cut out which worked perfectly with this sketch.

I was tempted to put some glitter on this card but I wanted it to look a little more country so I resisted the temptation.

I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years Eve. I'll see you in 2010!!!

If you like my card please leave a comment. I love reading all the things you say.

CS: SU Always Artichoke, Tempting Tourquoise
DP: Basic Grey
STAMP: Sugar Nellie
MISC: MS Snowflake punch, Tonic Snowflake punch, Amuse dots, SU Corner punch, SU brads

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Much Fun

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a good after Christmas week. I have been really lazy. I need to get busy if I am going to get everything done this week I promised myself I would do. I have made some time to stamp though. Funny how that works.

This is my first Kraftin Kimmie stamp. I just thought he was so cute and different than my other winter stamps. When I saw the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch I thought this stamp would be perfect for it. I colored it with bright colors but still felt it needed something so I used my white gel pen and put dots on the scarf. I love my gel pen. I also used it on the snowflakes around the card. I didn't think I would like this MS punch when I bought it but noone had the one I wanted and in the past they sell out and then I don't have any. This worked out because I do like it alot. The only problem is that it makes the work area on a 5 x 5 card alot smaller and since so many stamps are large these days it can get a little hard to fit everything in.

The challenges this fits are:

Crafty Calendar - Winter Sparkle

Crazy 4 Challenges
- Sketch

Kraftin Kimmie - Sparkle Baby

Kaboodle Doodles - Sparkling Winter

Practical Scrappers - Winter

Crafty Creations - No Rules

Lots To Do - Free Theme

Well, I have alot to get done today and so far I spent most of the morning on the phone with my sister. Tonight I am heading to my LSS store and dinner with her and some stamping friends. I am looking forward to it!!!

I hope you like my card. If you do please let me know. I love reading all the comments!!

CS: SU Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
STAMPS: Kraftin Kimmie
MISC: MS snowflake punch, SU glitter, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Misc Ribbon & Brads

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Good Morning. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I love the holidays but I also have to say I like when everything gets "back to normal". It was nice waking up and not having to think about all the things for the Holiday I still needed to do. I am on vacation this week so I can stamp, take down all my decorations, spend time with friends and basically just do what I want. Needless to say stamping will be on that list.

Isn't this little lady cute? She is from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Madelynn.
I was going to send this to my Niece as a thank you card for my XMAS gift (a gift card from my LSS) but I'm thinking that maybe I want to send it to her as a congratulations card for her new job. She got laid off in February and has been working odd jobs until she found a full time one. She finally got hired by a local company 2 weeks ago. She starts 1/4. I am so happy for her.

I thought of the idea of the congrats card instead of the thank you when I saw that some challenges were new beginnings. I obviously thought of New Years cards but when I was making this I thought that starting a new job was definitely a new beginning and remembered that I wanted to send my Niece something but got too busy with the Holidays.

The challenges this fits are:

Paperplay - New Beginnings

Daring Cardmakers - New Beginnings

Quixotic - Lace

If the Shoe Fits - Coloring

Charisma Cardz - Anything but XMAS

Cupcake Craft - A time for Celebration

A Spoonful of Sugar - Sketch

Thank you for stopping by today. Let me know what you think of my cards. I love reading all of your comments. They make me smile and make my day brighter!!!


CS: SU Bravo Burgundy,
DP: Basic Grey,
STAMPS: The Greeting Farm
MISC: Lace Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Ribbon die cut, Brads (don't remember who makes them)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Not even a Mouse

Good Evening. I don't know about everyone else but I am so busy getting ready for XMAS. I am done my shopping and most of my wrapping but now I need to get ready for XMAS Eve. I have my family over so I have to clean, shop and bake.

This the the XMAS card I sent out this year. This is a High Hopes stamp I bought last year. I got it too late to make any cards last year so I knew immediately that this would be my XMAS card this year. I colored alot of it with Shimmerz because I wanted it to shine. I put glitter on the fur and the mouse was colored with Copics. The DP was some I bought for .10 each 12 x 12 sheet. I liked it because it had dark green in it. So much of XMAS DP I see has the light green and I wanted a darker color.

The card happens to fit a few challenges:

Forever Friends - Anything Goes

Handful of Stamps - Card must have red on it.

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Stamp Something - Holiday Something

Thank you for visiting. If I don't get a chance to post again before Friday I want to make sure I tell everyone to have a wonderful Holiday. Stay safe and have fun.

CS: SU Real Red
DP: ??
STAMPS: High Hopes, Elzybells Art Stamps
MISC: Michaels Ribbon, MM brads, MS leaf punch

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dear Santa

Good Morning. Long time no post....I am sure I am not alone when I say I am just too busy to stamp. I still can't believe XMAS is 10 days away. I'm heading to the mall at lunch today to hopefully pick up the last couple of gifts I need.

I love this image by Sugar Nellie. Unfortunetly I colored him at night and you can see all my mistakes which I didn't notice until I edited the photo. This card looks much better in real life.

I have to keep this short but this card fits the following challenges.

Friday Sketchers challenge - Sketch

Frosted Designs - Holiday card

I hope everyone is having a good week. I hope you are getting all your gifts bought and wrapped. Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think of my little guy.


CARD STOCK: SU Real Red, Night of Navy
DP: Basic Grey, ??
STAMP: Sugar Nellie

Friday, December 4, 2009

Just Chillin

The weekend is finally here! I am planning to decorate my Xmas tree today. I have been looking at an empty tree for a couple of days now and it's ugly! I had to run all my errands early today because we are expecting about 5-6 inches of snow tonight. I hate driving in the snow.

Isn't this little guy cute? He's from Kraftin Kimmie stamps. He comes with a saying that says Just Chillin'. I thought that was cute with it but I wanted a holiday saying so I typed it out with the rest of my saying on the computer. I liked the Bo Bunny paper I used for the middle squares but it was shiny and didn'tlook good with my CS so I painted the CS with shimmers before I ran it through the cuttlebug. I stamped the snowflakes with a Rubberstamp tapestry set I have. I love the snowflakes in this set.

This card came about when I saw the Color Create challenge of Lilac with Aqua, Black and White. I actually dug into my stash of SU Caribbean. I don't have much so I hoard it. I don't know why but I do.

The sketch is from Friday Sketchers. I always like cards with the squares but I never think to do it so when I saw the sketch I knew I had to try.

There were 3 other challenges that came to mind when I was making this card. Crafty Cardmakers theme is Alternative XMAS, Spoonful of Sugar was Non-Traditional colors and Paperplay was Xmas without Red & Green. I knew I wanted to participate in these but didn't know what colors to use. I like the aqua and purple.

Allsorts posted their theme today and it is to use purple on your card. I like taking a break from Red and Green.

Thank you for visiting today. Let me know what you think. I love reading your comments.

CS: SU Cool Caribbean, Lovely Lilac
DP: Bo Bunny
STAMP Kraftin Kimmie, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
MISC: Michaels Ribbon, Stickles, Polor white Flower Soft, Copics

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Merry Kissmas

Good afternoon. Today is the new Sugar Bowl challenge. This will be the last one until 12/30!!! AHHH!! I guess the other Sugar Nellie Christmas images I have will be used for other challenges! I guess I should spread the wealth!!!

This week in addition to the sketch was to use your favorite color. Normally Red and Green are not what I would consider my favorite colors but at XMAS they are IT!! I always just pick out red and green markers and paper. I love XMAS cards in red and green. I don't think twice unless it is a snowflake or snowman!

This is one of the free images I received when I won the Sugar Bowl challenge. It was one of those stamps I kept looking at and couldn't figure out what I would use it for. When I won the challenge this was the first stamp I thought of. I just think this is adorable! I didn't have a mistletoe stamp so I made my own. I wanted to put Merry Kissmas as the saying but the image is bigger than I thought and so now I don't have any space on the card.

This was a really fun sketch but I didn't have a regular circle that fit any of the images I have colored so I used the scalloped and picked the image based on what would look best with scalloped. I then thought it looked too "blank" and didn't just want to put dots so I found a $1 Michaels heart punch and just started punching. I think it looks really cute. I'm sure you will see a similar card Valentines Day.

Well I think that is it for today. I hope everyone is having a good Thursday...the weekend is almost here!!!

Thanks for visiting. I hope you like my card.

CS: SU Real Red, Handsome Hunter
DP: Basic Grey
STAMP: Sugar Nellie
MISC: Michaels Punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Michaels ribbon, MM silver brads, Michaels glitter brads, Spellbinders circle die

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanks a Bunch

Good Afternoon everyone. This week is flying by. I have been incredibly busy at work. So busy in fact that I have not had any time to mount some new stamps I got. I usually fit in some time to do that no matter what is going on.

A couple weeks ago I was in the mood to color XMAS images. This is one of the one's I picked. I always like candles at XMAS. I don't have alot of time to post so...the challenges are:

Friday Sketches - I really loved this weeks sketch and it fit perfectly with this image.

Cupcake Craft - Red & Green

Frosted Design - Same shape different sizes

Stamp Something - Thank you card

Cuttlebug - Glitter & Bling

Got to keep this short. Thank you for stopping by. Let me know what you think of my card.

CS: SU Real Red, Handsome Hunter
DP: Basic Grey
MISC: Prima's, Gold dots, Gold Stickles, Michaels glitter brads