Monday, November 30, 2009
I stamped the Santa twice onto Kraft cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink. I colored one full image and then just the head on the other. I attached the button to the fully colored image and then cut out just the head from the other image and attached it over the first image and button. I used the plain and scallop oval punches from Stampin' Up for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Holiday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Whisper White Craft (SU); Paper- Scarlet Jewel, True Black, Kraft (PTI), gold (DCWV); Accessories- oval and scallop oval punches (SU), circle punch (SU), Scallop circle punch (Marvy Uchida), button (PTI), embroidery thread, Copic markers, white gel pen; Finished card measures 4.25" square
Friday, November 27, 2009
Verve Thankful Hearts Blog Hop
Weekend Sketch Challenge #108
Taylored Expressions Black Friday Blog Hop
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I used the Sweet Indulgence set from Taylored Expressions as well as the Spa Key Ingredients for my card. I just love all the polka dots. The flower is also from the key ingredients.
Hope you're having a great day and that you're ready for Thanksgiving! I can't believe it's tomorrow! Hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Sweet Indulgence (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Paper- Spa Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions); Accessories- ribbon and flower from Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), circle punches (Marvy Uchida), Green Apple Smooch, white gel pen; Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
OCL Blog Hop Winner!
The set to so pretty, great for scrapbooking like you did. Love it!
November 20, 2009 7:45 AM
Congratulations Mary! Please email me with your mailing address so I can get your set out to you!
Friday, November 20, 2009
November 20th Key Ingredients at Taylored Expressions!!
Weekend Sketch Challenge #107
Our Craft Lounge RELEASE!
I also have the special honor of being the eclectic Friend over at eclectic Paperie! I'm so excited! Did you know that you can find the whole new OCL release at eclectic Paperie? They have it all! They also have some fabulous Sparkly Fluff Bundles available! The bundles consist of 3 jars of Sparkly Fluff and a Quickie Glue Pen. They have fabulous names like I Want Candy, Sparkly Blues, Going Green and Sweet Music. You have to see them, head on over to eP!
To see all of the new sets and have a chance win, visit these blogs:
Bird and Groom - Beth
Hang it Up Cupid - Carol, Vicki
Hearts & Hugs - Holly, Joy
The Journey - me
Life Is -Amber
Love Notes - Heather, Beate
Out for a Spin - Pam
Fairy Dust is a Must - Cami, Broni
Granny's Truffles - Val
Jungle Love - Deb, Kendra
Shamrock Blessings -Cindy
Sweet on You -Kisa
Wanted - Lila
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic Friday!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Fabulous Fall Key Ingredients at Taylored Expressions
Life Is, The Journey Sneak Peeks
Hang it Up Cupid - Lila
Hearts & Hugs – Holly, Kendra
The Journey - Beate
Life Is – Beate
Love Notes - Kisa, Joy
Out for a Spin – Carol
Fairy Dust is a Must - Kendra , Vicki
Granny's Truffles - Broni
Jungle Love - Heather
Shamrock Blessings - Pam
Sweet on You - Cami
Wanted - Kisa
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Jungle Love Sneak Peek
Here is a list of the other sneak peeks you can see today:
Bird and Groom - Cindy, Kisa
Hang it Up Cupid - Heather
Hearts & Hugs - Deb
The Journey - Kendra
Life Is - Kendra
Love Notes - Pam
Out for a Spin - Lila, Vicki
Fairy Dust is a Must - Carol
Granny's Truffles - Pam
Jungle Love - Joy
Shamrock Blessings - Holly
Sweet on You - Amber
Wanted - Beth, Carol, Cami
You'll want to stay tuned to OCL for the next three days for more sneak peeks, a BIG blog hop on Friday and PRIZES!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a GRRRRRRRREAT day!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Out of the Box
I colored the giraffe using Copic markers. I added some highlights with a white gel pen. Before taking the cardstock out of the die, I sponged some Bermuda Bay ink on the heart.
Did you know that you can participate in the you can participate in the you can participate in the Birthday Bash Challenges? My fellow design team member and sweet friend Heather posted super fun challenges starting yesterday over at The Lounge. Did you know that every month they have a Sketch Challenge and the winner gets to pick a free stamp set from OCL? It's true! Check out the OCL Sketch Challenge forum! Combine this with the other birthday party challenges for a chance to win $100.00 to spend at Our Craft Lounge! We hope you'll play along and help celebrate Our Craft Lounge's first year!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Home For the Holidays
I decided to create ornaments. When I first made these ornaments six years ago, I just LOVED them. The ornaments themselves are pretty inexpensive and they are fairly simple to create. For this ornament, I used the O Christmas Tree set from Verve Stamps. I die cut a circle out of a window sheet. (it's important that the circle is as wide as the ornament and touches the sides or else it won't stay in place) I stamped the tree image in Olive StazOn ink on the window sheet. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn. I added some Christmas Red Stickles and a star brad for tree decoration. I set it aside to let it dry. I filled the ornament with Polar White Flower Soft. I used the Flower Soft because I had it on hand, but I've seen some "glitter snow" in craft stores that would be perfect for this as well! Once the Stickles were dry, I rolled up the piece of acetate and put it inside the ornament. Once it's inside, it will open up. I used tweezers to straighten it. Finally I added the red ribbon for my finished ornament.
Head on over to the Verve Blog to see some fabulous projects from the Divas and for a chance to win some Verve! Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Birthday, Nancy!
Happy Birthday, Nancy! I hope you have a WONDERFUL, fun-filled day! Sending you BIG HUGS, from some of your friends:
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time For the Bubbly
I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. The ribbon is Offray.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! The weather is BEAUTIFUL here. . .especially for November! I think a park may be in order today! Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Sweet Indulgence (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Paper- Regal Rose (SU), Fairest of Them All (Imaginisce); Accessories- Copic markers, ribbon (Offray), circle and scallop circle punches (Marvy Uchida); Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Friday, November 13, 2009
Weekend Sketch Challenge #106
I finally decided to get out some old Verve. I used my Asian Flair set and stamped the boxes on Kiwi Kiss and Rich Razzleberry squares. Then I used the Just For You set for the little leaves and sentiment. The large leaf image is from the Forever in our Hearts set. To finish it up, I added a button and some faux stitching.
Be sure to stop and see what Beate, Cambria, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo and Sharon have created using this sketch. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
On another note: Want a chance to win some AWESOME prizes? My friend Heather has come up with a fun Scavenger hunt to celebrate Our Craft Lounge's 1st Birthday that starts at 6 am (pacific time)! You can find all the the details at The Lounge. If you are a member in the forums, you can also find details and post questions here. Good luck! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Asian Flair, Just For You, Forever in our Hearts (Verve Stamps); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine), Whisper White Craft, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede (SU); Paper- Kraft, True Black (PTI), Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss (SU); Accessories- button (PTI), paper piercer; Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"
Happy Birthday, Isaac!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I have to admit I love buttons, but I hardly ever use them. I don't know why. These sets will definitely help remedy that! I used some Melon Berry cardstock along with Ocean Tides Bitty Dot Basics paper and Melon Berry, Ocean Tides and Burnt Umber ink.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Everyday Button Bits (PTI); Ink- Melon Berry, Ocean Tides (PTI), Burnt Umber (Palette), Onyx Black (Versafine); Paper- Melon Berry, Ocean Tides Bitty Dot Basics (PTI); Accessories- buttons (PTI), paper piercer; Finished card measures 5.5"x4.25"
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I added some Stardust Stickles to the snowflakes and opal ribbon to give some sparkly-ness to the card. Simple, sweet and pretty. . .the perfect card to mass produce! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Snowflakes Falling (Paper Pretties); Ink- Soft Sky (SU); Paper- Soft Sky (SU), white (Georgia-Pacific); Accessories- Distressed Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder (Provocraft), opal ribbon (Offray), Stardust Stickles; Finished card measures 4.25"x5.5"
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Time For Take-Out Sneak Peek!
Stamping Around Philly
It was GREAT to see my sweet friend Julie again! She was my roommate last year on the Stamp & Cruise. Since that cruise, we've both had new babies (amazing how things change in a year, huh?) We both brought our babies with us. I brought my double stroller since I didn't know the layout of the place we were staying. I'm glad I did and it worked out perfectly that Owen's seat clicked into the front of the stroller. Here's a little pic of the two youngest stampers of the group. :) I have to say, I was so impressed with how good they were! I fully expected Isabelle to scream or fuss during my class! LOL She actually slept a lot and here I caught her in between napping and waking! :)This last picture is of my sweet friend Bethany. I met Bethany a couple of years ago, so it was GREAT to be able to see her again!
Hello to all my new stamping friends I met! It was a pleasure to spend the weekend with you!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Weekend Sketch Challenge #105
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Taylored Expressions RELEASE DAY!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Taylored Expressions Sneak Peek - Day 2
Sharon Harnist and, of course
Thanks for stopping by today! Check back tomorrow for the last peek and RELEASE DAY!