Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ornament Chickadee

Have you seen the chickadee stamps from Impression Obsession? There are six different ones and five of them are Christmas related. They have become my favorite stamps for this holiday season.

This one is called "Ornament Chickadee". I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and then added color with Copic Markers. I covered the ornament with Twinklets plastic glitter. I love the sparkle that this stuff adds ... a ton of sparkle! The image and mat were cut out with my Wizard and Nestabilities.

When I added a rub-on from Hambly Screen Prints, I think the card took on the overall feeling of a vintage postcard.

Thanks for checking in. Have a blessed Sunday.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Hambly rub ons, Twinklets glitter, foam squares
Tools: Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Merry Christmas to Ewe

I just love it when a card comes together quickly and the end result is just what you imagined it would be. I created this card for kwernerdesign's Color Challenge. Here are this week's colors.

I resorted to using one of my all time favorite stamps by Penny Black. I adore this little lamb. I stamped him in Memento and then colored him with Copic Markers. I created the frame by using two sizes of Nestabilities and mounted it on dimensionals. The sentiment is from Lizzie Anne was also cut out with my Nestabilities.

I got this patterned paper as part of my September Scarlet Lime monthly kit. Isn't it gorgeous? Love it!

I'm off to bed. I am baking bread tomorrow for Thanksgiving and need to get some rest! Have a super Wednesday.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Scarlet Lime
Stamps: Penny Black
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares
Tools: Nestabilities, Janome sewing machine, Copic Markers

SUINKWWC16 - Oh Holy Night

It's Wednesday and you know what that means ... It's Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenge time! Today's challenge is to make a holiday card in non-traditional colors. I figured you can't get much more unconventional than a deep aqua (Arctic Pool by Core'dinations) light blue, soft beige, and a chocolate brown.

This little angel is from the "Oh Holy Night" set by Storage Units, Ink & More. I just love the angel's sweet expression. This set has all the makings of a little Christmas Pageant. You have to check out all the stamps in the set to appreciate how versatile it is and besides, they are so dang cute! I paper pieced the angel's gown with Heidi Grace PP and added Stickles to the wings for the sparkle. The sentiment is mounted to a chipboard star that was covered in more Core'dinations card stock. BTW, the card was made using the "Sketch For You To Try" challenge at I {heart} 2 stamp.

Now it's your turn to create something with a unique holiday color combo. Be sure to use SUINKWWC16 if you upload your creation to SCS.

I'll be back shortly to post another card for the kwernerdesign color challenge.

Night all.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Stampin' Up and Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace and My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Storage Units, Ink & More
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Stickles, Crystals, Chipboard star
Tools: Copic Markers

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Cottage

Sorry I have been away so long. It seems like ages since I've had a moment to sit down and play.

This cute little cottage and sentiment is part of the "Deer Ol Santa" set from Storage Units, Ink & More. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and used my Copics to color the cottage. I dusted the roof and ground with Martha Stewart's fine glitter and finished it with my favorite ribbon.

Thanks for checking in. I'll have plenty more to show you later this week.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug
Stamps: Storage Units, Ink & More
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, Martha Stewart glitter
Tools: Stampin' Up punch, Copic Markers

Design Team Call

Check out this posting from Storage Units, Ink & More's blog!

That's right I am going to be looking for three new members to be added to our team starting in January! Do you think you can make the cut! I have a few people I have been watching but I can't be every where so I thought I would put out a call and see what I get. Here are the rules of the call. You do not need to use SUINK stamps to participate, but if you have them you might as well flaunt them, now is your time. Pick out three or four of your favorite cards, or make some new ones if you are feeling really ambitious. Send them to me at along with a few words on why you would like to be on the team and who you design for now or in the past. It is important to know that I am looking for people who are dependable and enthusiastic. It is not required that you have been or are on another team so don't let that intimidate you newbies. I want fresh designs and people who can work well with others.

The requirements are pretty simple. It is a 6 month term. You will receive three stamps sets per release. The basics of the requirements are two cards per set and one 3-d item. There are a few more details but I will keep them for later.

So what are you waiting for send me your samples today! Deadline is December 7th with announcements on the 9th! Good luck.

I'll add my good luck as well!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Cat's Meow - Part 2

Tonight I want to share with you the last two projects I did for my Special Guest Designer spot with The Cat's Pajamas.

When my stamps arrived from Alma at TCP, I was blown away by the new holiday set called Elegant Christmas. Every stamp in the set is a winner. I loved pairing the two specialty papers with the PP and then embossing the reindeer and sentiment in gold embossing powder.

My second card is was so much fun. I really have a thing for penguins and nobody does penguins better than TCP. I love the bright colors and was so excited to find this ribbon that was just the perfect match.

Here we are at Friday again. Lately I feel like just screaming out "Slow down already!", life is just zipping by too too fast. Happy TGIF everyone.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye, Basic Grey
Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, brads, Stickles, embossing powder, crystals
Tools: Nestabilities, Copic Markers

All You Need

is love....

Tonight's card is my entry for Kwernerdesigns Color Inspiration Challenge. Don't you love this muted palette of Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White?

I stamped four different images from Stampin' Up's Pocket Silhouettes for the focal point and then punched them out with my 1 5/8" square punch. I distressed the edges and then mounted them on card stock with dimensionals. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up rub-on.

I've had this ribbon in my stash forever, and finally found a project it was perfect for.

Thanks for checking in. I'll post my remaining projects for The Cat's Pajamas Special Guest Designer tomorrow, so be sure and come back then!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper: None
Stamps: Stampin' Up, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Stampin' Up
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, SU Rub-ons
Tools: SU Punch, Martha Stewart Punch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

SUINKWWC14 - Happy Holidays

Today's challenge at Storage Units, Ink & More is a fun one. It's bound to put you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season. Personally, I'm still in denial that Christmas is only 41 days away! OMG, how is that possible?

The challenge is to make an ornament. You do not have to use SU Ink stamps, but if you have them we'd love to see them. I chose to make a very simple ornament using a Making Memories acrylic snowflake frame. I backed the frame with Creative Imaginations patterned paper. I then covered a chipboard star in Anna Griffin PP and added silver Stickles in a random pattern to add some shine. I punched a hole in the chipboard with my Crop-a-dile and threaded and tied silver ribbon to it. I stamped "Happy Holidays" from the "Deer Ol Santa" stamp set in SU Cranberry Crisp on the same PP, punched it out and added it to the star with dimensionals.

I can't wait to see what you create and post. If you upload to SCS, please put SUINKWWC14 in the keyword field so we can check it out!

It's all about the details:
Card stock: None
Patterned Paper: Creative Imaginations, Anna Griffin
Stamps: Storage Units, Ink & More
Ink: Stampin' Up, Cranberry Crisp
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, Stickles, Making Memories acrylic frame, Chipboard star
Tools: SU oval punch, Crop-a-dile, Glue Dots

Monday, November 10, 2008

Countdown Calendar

I was flipping through one of my craft magazines recently and literally stopped in my tracks when I saw an advertisement for Karen Foster's new Countdown Calendar. I couldn't wait to get my hands on one. I checked out a couple LSSs but struck out. I searched online until I finally managed to find one here. It looks like they are currently out of stock but are expecting more soon.

When the package arrived, that's when the fun began! It was both a pleasure and a challenge to decide how to decorate each little box. I used a combination of various Christmas patterned papers, stamps, tons of rub-ons and as much bling as I could muster. Here's my finished project. I can't wait to fill it with little goodies for my grandson Ivan! Have any great ideas? I'd love it if you would share them with me.

This is one that needs a closer look. Just click the image to enlarge.

It's all about the details:
Card stock: SU
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, KI Memories, Three Bugs in a Rug, Anna Griffin
Stamps: Storage Units, Ink & More, Taylored Expressions, Basic Grey, Inkadinkado
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, foam squares, crystals, various bling
Tools: Copic Markers, punches

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Cat's Meow

Yipee! I have to tell you that I have literally been waiting months for this day to arrive! I finally get to share some of the creations I made for The Cat's Pajamas Rubber Stamps as the "Special Guest Designer" for the month of November! I was so excited and honored when Alma contacted me and extended the invitation. I adore TCP stamps and couldn't wait to get busy creating with them.

How gorgeous is this new Christmas set? I love it paired with Webster's Pages - Starbright and Mistletoe Kisses patterned paper.
The next card is made with the "Smells Like Cake" (that title just cracks me up) set. That's Poochie over there showing off his red velvet birthday cake. I used My Mind's Eye papers and embellished with buttons threaded with floss. I reached for my Wizard and Nestabilities to cut out and emboss the "birthday boy". The small cupcakes were stamped and then colored with Copics. I then cut them out and mounted them on dimensionals.

The last card for the day is made with the "Loving Mew" set. This little robot is the cutest thing I have ever seen! I loved him so much I had to stamp him three times. :-) And that sentiment! What a perfect Valentine this would make.

I'll have two more projects to show you next Wednesday, so please come back the meantime, you have to head over to TCP and check out the new stamps scheduled for release on November 7th. The sneak peeks I have seen from the Design Team are adorable!

Thanks again Alma for the honor. I had a blast!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November Specials

Check out the specials going on over at Storage Units, Ink & More! In addition to great specials you will also get...

FREE shipping on all DOMESTIC orders over $30...

FREE shipping on all INTERNATIONAL orders over $45

Now's a great time to check out the new releases and get free shipping to boot!