Friday, October 29, 2010

Mini Halloween cards!

I have a quick post with my kids mini cards I made for their mailboxes for Halloween
this year.  They look forward to these mailboxes and the goodies I tuck in there.
I will set these out at the table where they eat breakfast in the morning before I go to work.

This year I knew exactly what I wanted to make for their mini cards.......using the Friendship Jar/Fillers
stamp sets.  I hadn't used them yet and Wow, I LOVE them! 

Here is a picture of both together......aren't they just the cutest?  Both cards were made for
challenges that are listed below.

The spider card was made using the current challenge at Off the Wall Craftiness.  Did you see the news?
I am very happy to announce that I will be joining Kim's DT in November! 
Have you played along with these fabulous color challenges yet? 
If not, you HAVE to.  They are so much fun!
Kim is still looking for one more member to be on her DT......go apply now!
Here is the color inspiration this week.


This candy corn card fits for the Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 53} this week.

Well, this next week will be busy busy here on the blog!  I am doing my first release posts for
Wilson won't want to miss this next set Kim has planned! 
The release starts November 3 with a sneak peek!  See you all then!

{Creepy Crawly} and {Spooky Sweets}
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fall Fillers
Paper:  Misc.White and Orange, Grey (SU)
Ink:  True Black, Orange Zest, Memento Black, Orangerie Palette
Misc:  Friendship Jar die, Jar Label die, Foam tape, Copics

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flutterby Friend Mini Blog Hop!

Are you ready for a fun blog hop?  I recently bought Flutterby Friend solely
because of this cardKeva's blog has rocked this set lately and this blog hop is for her!  hehe
She thinks this is just a hop showing off this stamp set in different ways but for me
it is dedicated to Keva for being such a great blog friend and creating inspiring
cards that MADE me buy this set!  LOL
Make sure to check the bottom of this post for the links to the rest of the blog hop!

I have been wanting to make my "own frame" using my
dies so I used some Nesties for this and then stamped my frame with BB:  Woodgrain.

My card is based off the sketch CPS #190 and the colors are
from the color challenge over at Color Cue {9}. 

Alrighty now, you must hop on over to the rest of the my friends blogs to see what they
have made using Flutterby Friend!

All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Flutterby Friend, BB: Woodgrain
Paper:  True Black, Sweet Blush, Stamper's Selecct White, Gray (SU)
Ink:  Memento Black, True Black, Charcoal Palette, Sweet Blush
Misc:  Guidelines IP, Nesties, White Satin Ribbon, Copics, Prisma Glitter, Silver Pearls

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Treat Decor and some cute pics!

Hello to you!  Today is my son's Halloween party at school and I whipped up these cute QUICK
"picks" for his brownies that he wanted me to bring!
Oh what Scor-Tape won't do!  I LOVE that stuff!  Seriously, I knocked these out in 20 minutes!

Now on to some fun pictures of what kept me busy this past week!  My dear daughter turned 5 and
we had a special guest at her party, a miniature horse!  She even asked, "Daddy can we keep him?" 
It just melted our hearts!!  We had special cupcakes for the occasion too!
They were soo yummy! 

Thanks so much for visiting and come back tomorrow for a special blog hop with some
friends using a favorite PTI stamp set!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Snowy Wishes and a challenge too!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  We are having our daughter's 5th Birthday party
at our house this afternoon and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for no rain. 
We are having a special guest, a miniature horse. It's been soo hard
keeping this a secret from her for the past few weeks.  She really loves horses (right now) so
when a friend said they would bring Shorty over for her party, we took her up on it!  Thanks Rusty!

For today's cards, I used my new stamp set, Snowy Wishes from Wilson Designs.
Let me tell you.....Kim's set stamps so beautifully! 
My cards fit the challenge over at Wee Memories this week:  "Cute Holiday".

I did use some of that fun new paper from PTI, Distressed Dots, and paper pieced the
cute snowman's scarf!  Kim has included so many cute accessories for the snowman.  It's
hard to choose!  Don't you just love the snow?  I used some Sparkly is so fun!

My second card is a mini 3x3 card using just the branch and birdie from this set.
Kim included several sizes of sentiment fonts and I thought this one was perfect for a 3x3 card!
If you look real close, I did stamp some snowflakes on the panel with my branch.  I didn't
realize that I grabbed my "old" version of Spring Rain ink.

This card was super quick and will be perfect to tuck in a holiday treat this season.

Gotta run for now......lots of party decorating to do!
Thanks so much for visiting!

{Jolly Wishes}
Paper:  Stamper's Select, Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Ture Black, Distressed Dots DP (all PTI)
Ink:  Spring Rain, True Black (all PTI)
Misc:  Polka Dots Impression Plate (PTI), Copics, Sparkly Fluff, Nesties, Ripe Avocado buttons (PTI)

{Warm Holiday Wishes}
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Stamper's Select White (all PTI)
Ink:  True Black, Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate (all PTI), Versamark
Misc:  Crystal Stickles, Nesties, Red Satin ribbon (HL), Copic marker

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wee Memories Challenge #27

This is a pretty clean and simple "man" bling just 1 button!! 
It's my husbands birthday today (Happy Birthday honey!) I broke out my
Seeing Stars dies from Papertrey. 
He LOVES the Dallas Cowboys and thought why not make a card in those colors!

My hubby's card fits for the challenge over at Wee Memories this week.
The challenge:  Celebrate Good Times
It's not too late to come play along with this fabulous have until midnight!

I hope to play with my new PTI goodies this weekend but we have soo much
planned for this weekend (plus I have a horrible head cold).....Boo at the Zoo where the kids
 dress up in their Halloween costumes and trick or treat and then clean house for a
sweet little girls 5th birthday party on Sunday!  Wish me luck in getting all this done and
for NO RAIN on Sunday!

{Happy Birthday}
All products PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Enjoy the Ride
Paper:  Enchanted Evening, Stampers Select White, Grey (SU)
Ink:  Charcoal Palette
Misc:  Seeing Stars dies, Enchanted Evening button, White floss, Polka Dot Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Linen IP

Limited Supply Challenge Blog Hop!

Today's post is a fun one and may be a little long with several photos so grab a cup of tea (Sue Ann)!
  While at our Stamping Away weekend, we decided that we wanted
to do a Limited Supply Challenge.  I have never done one of these but it was soo much fun.
First I will give the rules of the challenge that each of us decided on and then post my card for each.
Please check out Jen over at Jen'sInkSpot for the rest of the mini blog hop!

My challenge:
Christmas theme
Use Teeny Trees stamp set by WMS
Use impression plate or embossing folder
Use Rhinestones/Pearls

My card:

This card fits for this challenge: 
The Ribbon Girl blog for the color focus of red and green

Jen's challenge:
Use Warm Happiness stamp set by PTI
3x3 card size
Use a neglected color of cardstock

My card:

Laurie's challenge:
Use Flutterby Friend stamp set by PTI
Embossed scallop border punch by EK Success
NO Bows but you could use ribbon
Use 2 buttons (I used 3 buttons)
Use 1 circle
Use only 3 colors of cardstock

My card:

I linked this card up for the challenge over at Off the Wall Craftiness this week. 
Check out their inspiration photo!

Well, what do you think?  Wasn't this a fun idea?
You now need to hop on over to Jen's blog to see her creations and maybe even a sweet little prize!!
Thank you so much for stopping by....your time spent here is always appreciated!
{Glad Tidings}
Stamps:  Teeny Trees (WMS)
Paper:  Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Stamper's Select White
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Spring Moss, True Black
Misc:  Red grograin ribbon (Dollar Tree), Polka Dots embossing folder (QuicKutz), Nestie, Silver Pearls, Foam Tape

Stamps:  Warm Happiness (PTI)
Paper:  Melon Berry, Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate
Ink:  Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate
Misc:  Polka Dot embossing folder (QuicKutz), Foam Tape

{Friend......I miss you}
Stamps:  Flutterby Friend (PTI)
Paper:  Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss
Ink:  True Black, Versamark
Misc:  Embossed Scallop border edger (EK Success), Brown satin ribbon (Michaels), Copics, PTI buttons, Foam Tape, Rustic Button Twine

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Good news..........

Did you see the post over at Practicing Creativity today?
Courtney announced that I won the challenge contest from last month.......a guest designer spot!
Thank you soo much Courtney!

Just for fun.

Hello all.......Busy busy here.  I have not had a chance to post in almost a week!
Yesterday was my daughter's 5th birthday.  It's hard to believe
that she turned 5.  Where does the time go? 
I hope to get some crafty time in soon as I have received some new goodies in the mail
over the past week and I can't wait to use them!

This was one of the cards that I made while at
my Stamping Away weekend. It also uses some fun new goodies!
We went to a great little scrapbook store in Wichita, KS and I found these new stamps
by Kaiser Craft.  Love how they package their stamps!  My background doily stamp is one of them.
It is a border stamp that I just stamped to create my own DP.

Don't you just love that rose?  Rolled rose......isn't it just beautiful?
 I paired it with hand cut felt leaves. 

Have a wonderful day!  Stay tuned to tomorrow's post as I will be posting my
Limited Supply Challenge cards that we did at our Stamping Away weekend!

{I'm so Grateful}
Stamps:  Very Vintage Labels No.4 (WMS), Elsie's Tea (Kaiser Craft), Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, True Black, Stamper's Select (all PTI)
Ink:  Raspberry Fizz, True Black (all PTI)
Misc:  Black Satin ribbon, Foam Tape, Nesties, Simply Chartreuse felt (PTI), Silver Pearls (Michaels)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act{51}

When I saw this color combination over at the Curtain Call Color Challenge
this week, I just knew I wanted to play along.  Nothing like waiting until
the last minute....the challenge is due here soon!

I don't have these SU colors so I substituted PTI colors for this one.  They came out
pretty close I think! 

I had fun with a new embossing folder I found called Oriental Weave.
It makes such a nice deep embossing. 
I also did some sponging while my Nestie circle was in place......haven't done that
before but will certainly try it again!  What a nice effect!

I also used the 2S4Y sketch by Kazan's just so versatile!
I'm serious.....Love this sketch!

Have a wonderful weekend!
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps:  Life
Paper:  Kraft, Lemon Tart, True Black, Spring Rain, Stamper's Selct White, Bitty Box DP
Ink:  Charcoal Palette, True Black, Spring Rain
Misc:  Oriental Weave embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Nesties, Silver Pearls (Michaels), Black twill

2s4y Sketch #63: Sketch by Kazan

So, I am finally back and unpacked from my Stamping Away weekend.  I had such great
company this past weekend.  Laurie and Jen are just the best stamping friends.......they
each gave me support in my cardmaking and made honest suggestions for changes.
We each did a Limited Supply Challenge card. 
So be watching for the post next week showcasing these cards.....kinda a mini blog hop!

Ok, today's card uses the great sketch by Kazan at 2S4Y.  I decided to turn the sketch on its side and
use some pattern paper on the one side (to resemble the "lines" on the sketch).

I found this awesome Christmas paper line Tinsel and Twig by the girls' paperie at my LSS
yesterday.  I knew I had to cut into this and use it for this sketch!  No more hoarding paper!
My stamped image is from the PTI anniversary set, Round and Round.  I used my
Versamark marker to apply ink to just the berry and leaf image and stamped on my label. 
Then I gently rubbed chalk over my image....voila!

I also changed the sketch up a bit by using my Nestabilities Labels 4 because Laurie and I
had placed an order with WMS for Very Vintage Labels No.4 frames and I wanted to use them here.
Let me tell you......These frames are INCREDIBLY easy to line up!!

Have a wonderful's gorgeous weather here in Kansas!
{Christmas Greetings}
Stamps:  Teeny Trees-sentiment (WMS), Very Vintage Labels No.4 (WMS), Round and Round (PTI)
Paper:  Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen (all PTI), Tinsel and Twig (the girls' paperie)
Ink:  Versmark marker, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Misc:  Diamonds IP (PTI), Labels 4 Nesties (Spellbinders), Chalk, Red Grograin ribbon (Dollar Tree), Brown Pearls (Michaels)
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