Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Everybody Art Challenge #20

Today is challenge #20 over at the Everybody Art Challenge blog. This weeks challenge is "New Year". Well I didn't have any New Year stamps so I thought this one fit perfect with my New Years day plans of just relaxing. Everybody should have a day of pampering. The other DT have made some super projects so head over and check them out.

The cute image and saying are January's House of Mouse stamp of the month. If you'd like to pick those up you can do so over at RK Stamps. They have super prices!!

  • Stamps: House of Mouse - Lip Smackin Relaxin (HMI1016) & A Day Spent Pampering (FR1096)
  • Paper: Basic Grey - Eva, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: CTMH - Flowers, Buttons, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Pop Dots, Ribbon
  • Equipment: Spellbinder - Small Classic Circle & Small Scallop Circle, Martha Stewart - Leaf Punch & Branch Punch
  • Challenges/Sketches: Everybody Art Challenge

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yeah Christmas is OVER....

I hate to say it but I'm tired of making Christmas cards. So YIPPIE Christmas is over!!! I have spent the whole weekend making other cards for different challenges to come. It was very relaxing. It helped a bunch that I was ticked at my dear husband. The poor guy!! I guess he doesn't have it that bad since he could watch what ever he wanted on T.V. for two days straight. So I'm not feeling that bad for him....

Now on to my card. My friend Sue's birthday is Christmas day, but I just couldn't make her a Christmas card Birthday card. You know what I mean... So this is what I made for her. She had her whole family over for the holiday so I still have the card and her gift. I'll have to hook up with her this week some time and give it to her. This will probably be the one time that Sue looks at my blog... :o)
Also did you see the new Bittersweet paper by Basic Grey? It's super pretty!! So if you haven't seen it yet head on over to Basic Grey and check it out!!

Hey did you also notice I made me a new watermark for my cards. Isn't it cute?? I'm getting better at the whole PSP thing. I even made up a bunch of sketches this weekend. I'm feeling great now if I didn't have to go to work tomorrow... Oh well you can't have everything... :o)
Hope you all having a great day!!!

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie- Picking Apples
  • Paper: CTMH - Card Stock, Misc: Christmas Paper
  • Misc: Prima Flowers, Mini Brad, Jewlery Charm, Button
  • Equipment: Spellbinder - Petite Oval & Scallop Oval, Martha Stewart - Leaf Punch
  • Font: AL Afternoon Delight

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas....

I just wanted to stop in and say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2 Challenges.....

It's time for Reader Challenge 6 over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog. This time's challenge is "Celebrations". So any kind of celebration, like Birthday's New Years, ect... The other DT have made really cute project so, head on over and give it try you could win some free stamps...

I also use this week's sketch challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge. I was running out of time so decided I better combine them. This working two jobs has put a kink in my crafting time. But I'm hopeful that things will settle down in the new year. Make sure and go over and check out the other DT creations they are super!!

If I don't make it back before Thursday... MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet - Sittende jente & Stubbe
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle - Christmas Magic, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: Ribbon, Pop Dots, Copic Markers (picture below)
  • Equipment: Spellbinder - Small circle & Scallop Circle, Martha Stewart - Snowflake Border Punch
  • Challenges/Sketches: Scrapmagasinet DT Blog & Everybody Art Challenge

Monday, December 22, 2008

Almost Christmas...

It's almost Christmas. Are you ready? I finished up my shopping yesterday. So I'm as ready as I'm going to get. Today I thought I'd share another one of the Christmas cards I made for my friend Joni at work. I'm off to work I hope your having a wonderful day!

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Snowman Choir, CTMH - Twas the Night Before Christmas (B1183)
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: brads, CTMH - Flower
  • Equipment: SU - Photo Corner Punch & Scalloped Border Punch

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Everybody Art Challenge #18.....

This weeks challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge is "Gingerbread". The other DT have made some wonderfull cards so hope over and check them out.

Luckily Lisbet sent me this wonderful gingerbread couple (pepperkakepar) in my DT package from Scrapmagasinet. Aren't they cute?

I embossed my image with fine clear detail embossing power and then colored it with my Copic markers.
I still had the markers sitting out so I took a picture so you could see what colors I used. I have a hard time remembering to write them down. Then I usually end up putting them away right after I'm done with them.

I still need some more practice but they are fun to use. I can see how you'd want all the colors. So I guess I know what my Christmas bonus from work will be buying... :)

Well speaking of work I'm off to get ready.. Hope your all having a wonderful day!!

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet - Pepperkakepar
  • Paper: SEI- Glitzmas, Basic Grey - Figgy Pudding, CTMH - Card Stock and other scraps
  • Misc: Red pearls, brads, Copic Markers (see picture )
  • Equipment: Fiskars snowflake punches, The Slice - Fa la la ( holly leaves)
  • Challenges/Sketches: Everybody Art Challenge

Monday, December 15, 2008

Part Time???

Hello everybody.. Hope you are all doing well! Is everybody ready for Christmas? I'm not!

Just wanted to stop by today and let you know why I haven't been on a lot lately. You see I work a part time job on Saturdays. At the end of last month I found out the manager had given notice and would be leaving at the end of the year. Well no one at the office knows how to do medical billing, so I have been learning how to do it. Needless to say it's a lot to take in. So sorry I haven't been posting much, but I'm hoping once I have it all figured out it'll be a lot easier.

Now onto my card. Isn't this the cutest little image? It's a Stampendous stamp called Mistletoe Pixies I picked up over at KT Stamps. Katie has a wonderful store and the cheapest I've found for buying Stampendous stamps. So if you have a chance head over and check it out.

I've colored my image with Ranger Distressing Inks and a water brush. I love how fast it is. I can color a bunch of images while I watch T.V. with this method. Unlike with my Prisma pencils that I can only color one or two. But I love how both methods look. I still need to have a chance to practice with my Copic's. Although I did use those to color tomorrows Everybody Art Challenge card.
Well I'm off to work. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!

  • Stamps: Stampendous - Mistletoe Pixies
  • Paper: CTMH - Card Stock, SEI - Glitzmas
  • Misc: Brads, Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge 12....

This time's challenge over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog is "Contemporary Christmas - NO Red or Green". This will also be the last challenge this year. The next challenge won't be until January 7, 2009.

We'll all be pretty busy with Holiday stuff so thought we would take a break... Happy Holidays!!!

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Winter Charlotte with Cat, Studio G - VC5744 Series 22
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas
  • Misc: Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush, Brads, Ribbon
  • Equipment: Spellbinders - Large Rectangle & Large Scallop Rectangle, SU Circle Punches 1 1/4 & 1 3/8, Snowflake Punches
  • Challenges/Sketches: Whiff of Joy

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Everybody Art Challenge 16....

It's Challenge 16 over at Everybody Art Challenge. This week's challenge is to use "Snowflakes".

o I found this super cute snowflake paper and added some snowflake punches. I think it goes great with the cute Tilda & Edwin Magnolia image. They are adorable ice skating!

I hope you'll stop by and take a look at the other DT creations. Maybe even hop over to their blogs and leave them a comment. We all love that!!

  • Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda & Edwin on Ice (NY08)
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush, Brads, Snowflake Punches
  • Equipment: Spellbinders - Small Rectangle & Small Scallop Rectangle
  • Font: Can't remember...
  • Challenges/Sketches: Everybody Art Challenge

Scrapmagasinet DT Sketch Challenge 6....

It's time for the DT Sketch Challenge over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog.

This is the sketch I made up for this months challenge. I hope you have some time to join us. I'd love to see your wonderful work.

I have used Rakle med lys for my card. Isn't she pretty? The other DT have made some awesome cards also. I hope you'll stop by their blogs and leave them a comment. We all love to get a comment or two....:) I know I do.... :)

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet - Rakle med lys
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas, Basic Grey - Figgy Pudding
  • Misc: anger Distressing Inks, Water Brush, Prima Flowers, Brads, Ribbon
  • Challenges/Sketches: Scarpmagasinet DT Blog

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Magnolia Christmas...

I've been working on a few more Christmas cards.

For this one a had the really cute Christmas paper left over from a different project. I really like it because it has the cute saying right on the paper. The saying says "It's Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air".

I only had to add a couple of snowflakes to finish it up.

  • Stamps: Tilda with Bell (NY08)
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle - Christmas Magic
  • Misc: Prisma Pencils, Gamsol
  • Equipment: Friskars - Snowflake Punches, Spellbinders - Small Petite Oval & Small Petite Scallop Oval

Friday, December 5, 2008

More Snowmen.....

Just a quick post today...
Here's another snowman Christmas card. I really like the red and white flowers on this one!

Hope your having a wonderful day!! I'm off to work. Yippie it's Friday!!!

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Snowman Choir
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: Primsa Pencils, Gamsol, Prima flowers, CTMH flowers, Brads
  • Font: Santa's Sleigh

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge 10....

It's time for another challenge over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog. We've already made it to challenge #10.

This week's challenge is a sketch by me. So I hope you'll give it a try. The DT Team has made some wonderful cards. So make sure and hope over to their blogs and leave them some love. Everybody love to receive a comment or two...:)

I have used one of the new November release stamps Herb. Isn't he cute? If you haven't checked out the new releases make sure and hope on over to the Whiff of Joy online store and see them all.

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Herb
  • Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle - Christmas Magic, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: Ribbon, Brads, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, Pop Dots
  • Equipment: Spellbinders - Small Classic Circle & Small Petite Circle, SU - Photo Corner Punch
  • Challenges/Sketches: Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Everybody Art Challenge....

Domi over at Everybody Art Challenge asked me to be on their DT Team. It's very exciting for someone to ask little ol me to be on a DT team. I never thought anyone would ever, even look at my blog besides myself. So of course I said yes. Thank you for asking me it's truly an honor!!
The challenges are every Tuesday and you can use any stamps you'd like. How cool is that! This weeks challenge is a sketch. I love sketches!!

So I hope you hop on over and have a look at the other DT members creations. They are super awesome!! Maybe you'll even have time to join in. Hope too see you there.

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Snowman Choir, CTMH - Christmas Melodies (D1324)
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: Ribbon, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, CTMH - New England Ivy Ink
  • Equipment: Spellbinders - Nestabilities Petite Large Oval & Petite Large Scallop Oval
  • Challenges/Sketches: Everybody Art Challenge

Monday, December 1, 2008

One of Ten....

My friend Joni at work asked me to make her 20 Christmas cards. She wanted all the same image, but I could make two of each design. So that's what I worked on all Thanks Giving weekend. I wanted to get them finished so she could send them out.

It even worked out that I had the SEI paper delivered at work. She seen it...loved it and that's what I used to make all the cards. So I didn't have to make any choices. All the paper goes together and it's double sided. I love that!!

So guess what you'll be seeing for the next few days. I even managed to make one for the Everbody Art Challenge tomorrow. How cool is that! My first challenge card as a DT member and I managed to work it into something I was already working on. :)

  • Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Snowman Choir
  • Paper: SEI - Glitzmas, CTMH - Card Stock, DCWV - Pattern Paper
  • Misc: Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Brads, Circle Charms, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol, CTMH - New England Ivy Ink
  • Font: Santa's Sleigh Full
P.S. Don't forget about the free stamps you can win over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog. We only have one entry so head on over and post your entry.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Birthday Card.....

Today is my nephew Deacons 2nd birthday party. I had already bought his present the other day, but forgot to pick up a card. I know what am I thinking why would I buy a card when I can make one.

Well my reasoning was he'll be 2 he won't care about the card. But in the end I decided to head over to PC Crafter and look at the birthday clip art and see what they had. Well I found this adorable bear. Isn't he cute? The package is called Doodle Heart - Birthday Bears. The kit comes with a bunch of super cute images.

The whole card took me about 10 minutes to make. Ok only because I made 4. 1 for the birthday boy and 3 for the basket. Digital images are just so quick and easy why only cut out everything for one card when you can whip up 4 or more in a few minutes. :)

I even made an insert for the inside with a different image. I can see more digital image cards in my future. I discovered PC Crafter over at Cheryl's blog God and I on the Railroadtracks. She has some super cute cards. So if you have time stop over and say hi.

And beware if you decide to check out PC Crafter's website. Digital stuff can be just as addicting as all the other stamping stuff we already collect.... I know I already have a dozen digital kits. :)

Well I'm off to the party... Hope your all having a great weekend!!

  • Paper: CTMH - Card Stock, DCWV - Birthday Paper
  • Misc: Brads
  • Equipment: Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Large Scallop Oval & Large Oval
  • Digital: PC Crafter - Doodle Heart Birthday Bears

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving....

Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Hope you are all having a great day with Family and Friends....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Whiff of Joy 10....

It's week 10 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog.

This week's challenge is "Any Thing But A Card". It was suppose to be a bookmark, but to make it a broader subject it was changed to this. But I'd already made my bookmark. You can't see it in my picture but I added sparkle to my flowers and the letters. The image lifts up and over the page. It turned out pretty cute. So head over and check it out!!
But I don't know If I'll need it after my husband gets me a Kindle for Christmas...(hubby-hint! hint!) I'm going to have to start a new book so I can use it. I just got finished reading Marley and Me... Super cute book, but sad. My dog Apollo couldn't figure out why I was crying.. Poor guy!!

I'm off to play for a bit... Hope your having a wonderful day!!

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Willow with Hot Chocolate
  • Paper: CTMH- Card Stock, Misc- Pattern Paper
  • Misc: Brads, Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush, Prima Flowers, Glitter Pen, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink, White Gel Pen
  • Equipment: Spellbinders - Small Classic Oval, Small Classic Scallop Oval, Sizzix - Slim Jim Alphabet, Corner Rounder Punch

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Scrapmagasinet Reader Challenge 5......

It's time for another Reader Challenge over at the Scrapmagasinet DT Blog.

And another chance to win some Scrapmagasinet stamps of your choice!!!

This months challenge is to decorate a container.

Well silly me I forgot about it until Wenche reminded me yesterday morning with her email picture of her creation. (thank you Wenche!) So I had to make this up last night after work.

Well lucky me I happen to come across this tutorial over at the With Love From Holland Blog.
So I rushed home, ate dinner and whipped this cute little box up in no time. I thought it would be perfect for some little candies or maybe some small cards?
I love this Santa stamp (Nissen i pipa). It makes me smile. Looks like the kind of days I have. Poor Santa I hope he gets out in time to finish his work...

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet - Nissen i pipa, Autumn Leaves - Swirls, Studio G - Clear Stamps: VC5744 Series 22
  • Paper: CTMH - Card Stock, Glitter Velum
  • Misc: Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink, Pop Dots, Copic Markers, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon
  • Equipment: Coluzzle - Oval

Monday, November 24, 2008

Scrapmagasinet DT Card.....

There's a new Krilla available at the store. Isn't she cute?
Krilla is the first Scrapmagasinet stamp I saw. I fell in love with her from the beginning. I couldn't wait to get a hold of Lisbet the owner of the Scrapmagasinet store and find out how I could get some of my very own.
I love how she looks like me - full figured, so I think she's beautiful. I eagerly look forward to every new one. I'm in Christmas card making mod. I've managed to make all my Tilda & Friends Christmas card exchange cards already. I've made more Christmas cards lately then I thought. When I went through my basket I had a bunch. April the owner of my local Scrapbook store has let me leave a basket of cards at the store. I found I had quite a pile up and didn't know what to do with them. Well I was sharing this with April and she kindly is letting me sell them at the store. Thank you April!!!
I love how this one turned out. The Christmas paper from My Minds Eye is so cute. Who couldn't love it. And I found a bigger snowflake die from Sizzix so I could nest two together. I like how that looks. And the cute tag is a new CTHM stamp set I just bought called Christmas Melodies D1324 . There are 11 tags and 3 musical notes in this set. Really cute!!
Well hopefully I'm working myself out of the crafting slump I've found myself in here lately. I just can't seem to get motivated. I've spent a bunch of time watching T.V. and coloring images. I just can't seem to make anything. I'm not getting any reading done either. I need more time in my day's.

  • Stamps: Scrapmagasinet - Krilla med hjerter, CTMH - D1324 Christmas Melodies
  • Paper: My Minds Eye - Be Merry, CTMH - Card Stock
  • Misc: Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush, Pop Dots
  • Equipment: Martha Stewart - Snow flake Punch, Sizzix - 4 Dies Snowflake Set 654370

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whiff of Joy #9.....

Wow it's week 9 over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog.
This weeks challenge is another sketch by me!!
The DT have made some super cute cards! So hop on over and take a look!!
I'm hoping my new stamps from Katarina (Whiff of Joy) arrive today!!

  • Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Charlotte Riding Reindeer
  • Paper: My Minds Eye - Be Merry
  • Misc: Ribbon, Pop Dots, Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush, CTMH - Snowflakes
  • Equipment: Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Two More Magnolia's.....

Here's the other two cards from the scrap basket.
Both of these little Magnolia stamps are too cute!!! The Christmas line is super too, but I was good and didn't get any. I figured I didn't need that many Christmas stamps. I already have a bunch to use this year already.

Well off to work. Hope your having a great day!!

  • Stamps: Magnolia - CH07 Edwin in Star Jumper & HV08 Sitting Fall Tilda
  • Paper: Misc Scraps
  • Misc: Ribbon, Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush

Monday, November 17, 2008

Computer Trouble....

Well this weekend I finally had it with the computer acting up. Freezing up while I'm blog hoping really pisses me off!!! So I had to have my IT guy (hubby) take a look at it. Did I mention I Love him!!! He spent half the day taking crap off that didn't need to be on there running and deleting junk. He also got on line after all that and ordered me 4GB of RAM that should be here later this week.... I should be able to do all kinds of things now with all that memory!!!
Well while he was working on that in my room I couldn't get online so I got to looking at my scrap basket. That's what I throw all my scrap paper in after I've made a card. It was a mess so I decided to clean it out. That ment cutting it all into 6x6 or 4.25 x 5.5 pieces. Then throwing most of the rest away. Man was there a lot in there I ended up with a huge stack of cut squares. I didn't know the basket could hold that much.
These are two of the cards I made using scraps only. After spending hours cleaning it all up I decided maybe I better use some of it up. Worked out perfect since I still hadn't made my 4 raining cards for my Magnolia-lious group. So you'll get to see two more tomorrow.
I also spent some time water coloring with my new Peerless paper that I got from My Favorite Things. Wow is that awesome stuff. Water color on a piece of paper. Cool!!
Well I'm off to work.... Hope you are all having a great day!!!

  • Stamps: Magnolia - HV08 Edwin Gathers Mushrooms & SH08 Cowberry Muffin
  • Misc: Ribbon, Ranger Distressing Inks, Water Brush
  • Paper: Scraps