Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Michael's $1 stamp, sentiment from Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, DCWV chocolate; Ink- Palette in Noir, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Creamy Caramel; Accessories- Making Memories brads, double stitched ribbon in Wild Wasabi, glitter glue, blender pen.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Beate, Jenn, Laurie, Lori and Sharon have created! Beate also created a tutorial for these! Let's go check out their blogs! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Wild About You, So Many Sayings, Bundle of Joy; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black; Paper- Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Close To Cocoa, DCWV chocolate, Nana's KIDS Stack; Accessories- Jumbo circle punch, Coluzzle File Folder template, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Making Memories brads, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, slit punch, Chocolate Chip marker.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
You can barely see it in the photo, but I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities Square template for the focal image. I cut it out and embossed the edge with the die. It really is a neat and subtle effect. Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Whale Wishes; Paper- Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, DCWV turquoise, Wild Asparagus pp; Ink- Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery; Accessories- black marker, paper piercer, celery, coral and turquoise grosgrain, small oval punch, Making Memories brads, Nestabilities square die.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -Flower Escape
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Praline Shortbread
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) P-Ika
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Purple Dolphin
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Charmaine Pittsburgh
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Ikapa
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Chartreuse Pepsi
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Joseph Henry
9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Sung Twix
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Patricia Thomas
Interesting, don't you think? Now I'm supposed to tag some people. Let's see:
1. Diane Gilbert
Have fun, girls!
If you're interested, there is an address within the link of a young girl named Victoria who has cancer. Her teacher has sent out a request to shower her with cards, hopefully at least one from each state. I plan to send a card out today. . .how about you?! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Priceless; Ink- Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Really Rust; Paper- Really Rust, River Rock, DCWV Chocolate; Accessories- Making Memories brads, rust rhinestone brads by Darice, ticket corner punch, slit punch, hole punch, photo corner punch, paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker, Rust organdy ribbon, Priceless Classy Brass template.
Monday, September 17, 2007
On another note, I usually try and send in some cards for the Guest Star Stamper Contest at Papertrey Ink. This month, much to my shock, one of the cards I sent in was given an Honorable Mention! I couldn't believe it and am extremely honored! I do have to mention, though, that this card was originally made for a Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast and that the challenge layout was inspired by a card by TERRORE3. She has a wonderful gallery at Splitcoast with gorgeous creations that you really should check out! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Beautiful Blooms (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Whisper White, Blue Bayou; Ink- VersaMagic in Ocean Depth, and Aspen Mist; Accessories- bling from Walmart, paper piercer, large oval punch, large rectangle Spellbinders Nestabilities die.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast is Zindorf. WOW, have you seen her galllery? There are so many awesome creations in there. It was very hard to choose which one to CASE. I really loved all the "scene" cards. . .very cool. I finally chose to CASE this beautiful card. I changed the color scheme and a few embellishments to come up with my version. I haven't used the Wet Watercolor Technique too much, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity. . .and Zindorf did a beautiful job with it! If you get a chance, check out Zindorf's gallery and see what beautiful creations are in it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Happy Harmony; Paper- Always Artichoke, Cranberry Crisp, watercolor paper; Accessories- Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy markers, Making Memories brads, paper piercer, burgundy grosgrain, glitter.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Look at this fabulous card I received in the mail! It is SO STINKIN' CUTE! The coloring is just gorgeous! This came from Diane at My Little Stampin' Spot. I saw this slider card on her blog a week ago or so and never imagined it would show up in my mail box! I loved it when it was on her blog, but it's even more beautiful in real life. Thank you, Diane, for this beautiful card! Not only did you make me smile, but you made me say "WOW"! If you haven't yet, check out Diane's blog. She always has wonderful creations!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
We have a busy day today, so I'm trying to rush to get out of the house. I'd really like to stamp before I go, but don't know if that will happen! We'll see! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- So Much; Paper- Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Taken With Teal; Ink- Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Taken With Teal; Accessories- polka dot organdy ribbon from Doodliedoo, Making Memories brads, slit punch, ticket corner punch, circle Coluzzle, paper piercer, Always Artichoke marker, rhinestone brad.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
As you all know, I attended the Louisville Regionals yesterday. We had a lot of fun and learned some neat things! Once I get all my pics/info organized, I'll share some stuff with you! On our way to Louisville (which is a 6 1/2 -7 hour drive for me) we stopped at an Archiver's. Oh my goodness! I have NEVER been to an Archiver's before and I now envy all of you lucky people who I've seen post that you "went to Archiver's today". Oh to have that store in Pittsburgh! I had to stop myself from buying EVERYTHING that I wanted, but I could not pass this up! They had the Stampendous, Changito the Monkey Clear Stamp set! Can you believe it!!??? I didn't even know it existed. So, of course, I HAD to use it today for the challenge! I LOVE that this set has a vine stamp and a rope stamp, not to mention leaves, ferns, sentiments, 2 monkeys and monkey accessories! So, don't be surprised if you see more cards soon with this set! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Changito the Monkey (Stampendous); Paper- DCWV chocolate, green, Whisper White; Ink- Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- oval Coluzzle template, paper piercer, May Arts ribbon, small and large oval punches, blender pen, sponge.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
If you're reading this post, please give 3 cheers to my husband who has posted it for me while I'm away! I'll be back from Louisville late tonight and will hopefully have lots of pics to share with you tomorrow! Thanks for visiting! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Spooky Sweets (Papertrey Ink); Paper- DCWV orange, green, The Paper Company yellow, Papertrey white cardstock; Ink- VersaMagic in Tea Leaves, Thatched Straw, and Pumpkin Spice, Palette in Noir; Accessories- round tab punch, jumbo circle punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, horizontal slot punch, May Arts ribbon, polka dot ribbon from Doodliedoo, paper piercer, black marker, Making Memories brads, Cuttlebug Spots and Dots template.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Speaking of Regional Seminars, I am leaving for the Louisville, KY Regional Seminar on Friday. I'll be going to the Saturday session. I wasn't able to make a regional last year, so I'm excited to be able to go this year. I'm kind of stressing because I haven't even thought of, or made, any swaps! Yikes! I'm going to try to do that today! :) Well, thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Sweet Shapes; Paper- Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Ink- Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke; Accessories- dark green grosgrain, paper piercer, Always Artichoke marker, Making Memories brads.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! We did. We got to spend a lot of time with family and friends. I have to say, though, I'm really sad to see summer go. :( Savannah starts preschool on Thursday and I'm so excited for her. She really is anxious to go. I can't believe the time has come already. . .didn't I just give birth to her yesterday? LOL Thanks for coming by today. Hope your week is off to a great start! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Stampendous Bee Daisy, sentiment from See-D's Cute As a Bug set; Paper- Apple Cider DS, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, DCWV Chocolate; Ink- Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi; Accessories- blender pen, grosgrain ribbon, organdy ribbon, horizontal slot punch, paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker.