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.