Friday, October 31, 2008

Last Day of the Sneak Peeks at SUInk and another sketch player too!

If you have not had a minute to check these out yet you better get a cup of coffee and a pen and paper ready to make your wish list. The design team really ROCKED the samples with this darling sets. They will all be available tomorrow (shhh, I also heard there will be some specials for the month of November so be sure to check back for those). Here is the list of who was showcasing what again for you. I am so in awe of these beautiful samples.

OCT 28th...

Carolina...OH HOLY NIGHT

Jen Del Muro...SNOW DAY - Guest Designer!


And while you are looking at great samples don't miss this yummy card for my sketch challenge..

Lori at Inking Aloud

You still have time to play along.

Blogger's Challenge #71-- Cami Saves the Day!

Every now and then some wonderfully creative individual posts a project that is just so awesome that you have to CASE it. Well, usually we CASE and change a few things to make them our own, but not this time! Cami's project was just brilliant and absolutely perfect--I loved everything about it. I told her I loved her a few times on the day she posted it, lo. I used this project in two of my clubs, made up all of these for my son's class and it is now my Blogger's Challenge. Cami, you ROCK baby! I did leave off a few details from hers to make them just a tad easier, after all these are for 7 and8 year olds who will eat the candy and toss them, lol. I try not to think of that when I am making them! So go a head and head over to Cami's wonderful blog HERE I am sure you will find something you want to CASE too, I love her style.

Here are the projects, we filled them with gummy body parts! GROSS!

Here is a picture of the invasion.....

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween, be safe-- and don't eat any wraped chocolate coins the were recalled (in case you did not know)!

Stamps: None
Paper: Pink Pasion, Green Galore, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White
Ink: None
Other: Chalk, circle punch, tab punch, sicissors, black gel pen, white gel pen, ribbon, scor pal and TONS AND TONS of adhesive along with LOTS of GROSS body parts!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Christams cards we can afford to mail.

Remember this is my theme this year. The price of EVERYTHING has gone up so I can not afford to spend extra on postage for the 70 or so cards I mail each year, so the focus is on cards that will mail for the regular rate. Of course I will make a few mega layer, mega chuck cards to hand out!

This first card is made with my new favorite Christmas stamp set from this years catalog. The funny thing is it did not stand out to me when just browsing the catalog, I had to see samples with it to envision how beautiful it is.

Here is the rest of the set, is it not just gorgeous!

And this second card is with my favorite Christmas stamp from before this catalog, it is still available too!

Another beauty, don't you agree.

And this is where I got the sentiment.

The details:

Card one:
Stamps: To Your and Yours
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red
Other: Nestabilities, large oval punch, cuttlebug, glitter, glue pen, faux brads, white gel pen.

Card two:
Stamps: Holy Triptych and Cardinal Christmas
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze
Other: nestabilities, large oval punch, cuttlebug, sponges

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to create a bit more today to catch up on challenges but not sure how much time I have, lost of PTO and church commitments to catch up on.

More Sketch Challenge #41 players.

A few more samples with this weeks sketch
The original sketch can be found HERE.
Why not play along!

LeAnne at Wee Inklings

Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff

Melissa at What do you (th) Ink?


Lori at Papersunshine

Super Samples Ladies, makes me want to go stamp NOW. Hmmmm, can I find time now? Maybe--I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A challenge for you to try!

Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenge #12

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Another Wednesday brings another challenge here at SUInk. We would love to have you play along. I know you will be inspired by the teams creations. This week's challenge is to use Orange and Black on a non Halloween card. Here are the details...

By now we should be pretty sick of the whole Halloween thing, Kids
costumes picked out, treats made, candy ready for those adorable
little trick or treaters. How about creating a NON- Halloween card
using Orange and Black. You pick the shade/shades of Orange and you
can only add one other neutral color.

I can not wait to see all of these creations. There are so many cool shade of orange. Should be fun, so Whatchdoing? Why not play along? If you do please leave us a comment with a link so that we can see what you came up with. And as usual it does not have to be SUInk stamps but we do love it when it IS!

Here is my sample. I used this adorable little "monster" from the Monster Party set. I just adore him he looks just like the little guys I used to doodle on my folders when I was younger (much younger, lol). I thought he looked like he was coming to give me a big hug so I dug out this old sentiment from a retired SU set. Lovin this. So bright even with the black. I used my Monday Luchtime Sketch Challenge #33 for the layout.

Stamps: Monster Party SUInk and the retired Monster Mania from SU

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White and Haiku dp

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Markers, watercolor pencils, nestabilities, cuttlebug, faux brads, photo corner punch.

Don't forget about the sneak peeks going on right now too!

OCT 28th...

Carolina...OH HOLY NIGHT

Jen Del Muro...SNOW DAY - Guest Designer!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hot Cards! and more sketch players too.

Yesterday's technique lover's challenge #192 was napkin transfer, also know as Hot Card Technique. I learned this from the Technique Junkie Newsletter a few years ago. I really love this technique but don't do it often because I don't want to risk being caught with an iron in my hand, people might think I know how to use one and then my work load will increase which of course means a cut in stamping time so SHHHHHH. Basically the technique requires you to find some fancy decorative napkins and iron them to freezer paper then use them on your card. Here are the directions. Ironically as I was rearranging my stamp space on Sunday I found a box with leftovers from these two cards, I used them for a technique class and a shoe box swap quite a while ago so I figured now is as good a time as any to use up these leftovers. I got out the (you know what) and got to work. Here are the samples..

Stamps: Edgy Eloquence for sentiment
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black scrap retired dp
Ink: Real red
Accessories: marker, iron, freezer paper
Techniques: hot card, napkin transfer

Stamps: Roses in Winterfor sentiment
Paper: Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: napkins, iron, freezer paper.

Such a fun technique, and it really feels like I got a TON done today -- I made 5 cards two of the margarita and three of the rose. No one needs to know they were alread designed and prepped, lol.

Now for more inspiration using this weeks
Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #41

Jane at Jane's Addiciton

Margaret at Fun Stampin with Margaret

Etha at


Hetty at Craft Chaos

Still lots of time for you to play along too! What are you waiting for, clik on the link at the top of this post to see the original post and get stampin. Don't forget to leave a comment with a link so I can share it on here! Have a great day!

Storage Units Ink & More Sneak Peek!

Sneak Peeks begin now-don't miss the excitement.

Today is day one of the sneak peeks for the new sets that Storage Units Ink and More will be releasing on November 1st. I get to show you a set called Oh Holy Night. It is the cutest little set! The set has kids preforming a Christmas pageant. I don't know about you but watching little ones preform especially around Christmas time is my favorite holiday tradition.

I used some pretty nontraditional colors for this Christmas card but I really like it. I also used Julee's Monday MoJo sketch #58. Next to my own these are my favorites sketch challenges, lol! (actually I like her's more but I didn't want to hurt my own feelings,)

Stamps: Oh Holy Night

Paper: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey and Whisper White with a small scrap of retired dp.

Ink: Basic Black

Other: markers, cuttlebug, nestabilities, faux brads.

This set and six more will be available on November 1st and believe me you are going to want the ALL!

The excitement starts today with the first of the sneak peeks and continues until November 1st. Here is a list of who will be showcasing the other sneak peeks each day! I can't wait to see them all myself!

Tuesday, Oct. 28-------- Jen Ofiana, Susan
Wednesday, Oct. 29------Chat, Suzanne, Carolina
Thursday, Oct. 30-------Jen del Muro, Leigh, Debbie
Friday, Oct. 31---------Dawn, Kathie, Tori

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch #41 Players

This is my favorite day of the week. I love to check out all the wonderful creations that the girls make with my sketches. They never disappoint me. This week we have.....

Yummy Cheesy Biscuits! Paper Crafts Project.

Do you guys love to eat as much as I do? I so enjoy food, especially appetizer type food. And of course you all know that I love to paper craft, duh! That is why one of my favorite magazines is the Paper Crafts Gourmet. What a wonderful idea this book was. There are lots of fun recipes and creative ways to package or serve. It is a MUST have in my mind. Here is a link to where you can order it. Paper Crafts Gourmet .

I also have a project from there to share with you! How cool is that, a sneak peek! Do you ever eat at Red Lobster? My son loves it there and his favorite thing is the biscuits. You know those cheesy garlic biscuits. Well this magazine has a recipe for a biscuit like that! Yummy! I can not wait to try this one out. It will have to be on the sly since my hubby loves them too but he is diabetic and probably should not eat them.

Here’s the recipe:

Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits

Alisa Bangerter

This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.


2 c. flour

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 c. butter or margarine

1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese

1 1/4 c. milk

Chives (optional)


Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

And the supplies and instructions for the project:

Enjoy Halloween Tag

Designer: Alisa Bangerter

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"

1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

I will be making this the next half day of shool for me and my son!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

FS90 (not so) SpeedyStamper

This was for today's featured stamper challenge on SCS. This weeks stamper was Kay K aka SpeedyStamper. What fun gallery to check out. That is what I really love about the feature stamper challenge, it gets me in gallery I may not have seen before.

I really love the colors in the Holiday Treasures paper. And I was determined to make this big ribbon work with the card that took me forever! I am not really sure how well it "works" but it is on there in a semi pleasing way, lol.

Here is the card I chose to case Delight in Life.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Paper: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Holiday Treasures dp
Ink: Ruby Red

wide ribbon, large grad, 5 petal flower punch, lots of pearls

Welll I did it and the electric is still on--don't matter now I am going to bed. Goodnigt!

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #41

This weeks sketch immediately made me think of this big snowflake that I have not used yet. Glad to get it out of the box and make something with it. the card is really a simple one but I think it is cute. I added a glittery shimmer around the snowflake that is not really visiable on the picture unless it is enlarged. This is also the first time I am using this hostess set. So much stuff an so little time--I am sure I am not alone in this crazy addiction. Anyway, we gave a nasty storm hitting us and the lights have flickered a few time already so I better get down to business before we loose power. Here is my card.....

and the sketch. I am excited to see what everyone does with this one. I have so many ideas, hopefully I will get a few more done before the week is out.

I would love it if you played along. If you do please post a comment here with a link so I can sha1re it with everyone else. And if you post on SCS (which I always forget to do) please use the key word TSSC41.

Be sure to stop back around noon EST to see what the team did with the sketch.

I will be right back with my featured stamper challenge card-storm willing. At least I got this one up!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

More Sketch 40 players.

You still have time to play too! Why not give it a go--HERE it the original post with the sketch.

Lori at Inking Aloud

Carol on Splitcoaststampers


Sue on Sue's Stamping Stuff

Great Halloween cards--can't believe it is SO close!
Thanks for playing along ladies.

Late Blogger's Challenge #70 Dollar Store Creations

OK, so I am way late with this week's Blogger's Challenge. But as they say -- better late than never. This week's challenge was to create a gift for someone. Well I bought these items at the dollar store more than a month ago with the intentions of altering them. So this was the time to do it. I am pretty happy with the results. It was fast and easy too--not too many details but still nice and where else are you getting a gift for THREE DOLLARS!

The pencil holder has all four images from the Pocket Silhouettes set with the words, love, laugh, dream and imagine. I kept to three colors-Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood red with a accent of black. The hardest part of the whole thing was the calender. I finally found one that would fit on SUDSOL. I am sorry I can not share it here, it is demonstrator only site that you pay to join and we are not allowed to share files from there with others. If you are a demonstrator there is a blinkie at the top of my blog that will get you a free trial period that you would be able to use to download it. I will look around for another calenar that I CAN share. The bottom two spots below the calendar are for pictues. I was going to decorate it but decided that eveyone loves pictues on their calendars so I chose to leave that part as is. Hope you enjoy. If you have any quesions please let me know. You need to leave your e-mail in the comment though since Blogger don't like to give it to me, lol.

Be right back with more Sketch 40 players--I am late with that too!

Friday, October 24, 2008

More Sketch 40 players.

OK, so this is not my normal Friday Blogger's Challenge post. The kids had half a day and I of course forgot that so it has thrown off my whole schedule, lol. That that it is a bad think, I love spending time with my son. Just means you all will have to be patient till I get to the challenge and get it posted. But I do have more sketch players to share with you!

Nancy at Inkblocks


Melissa at Melissa's Moments

Thanks ladies. Be back soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bread Box Mini Tutorial.

Here it is, the easy as peasy bread box. I had a bunch of requests for this so here it is. You can see the original box HERE. As long as I needed to make another one I thought I would combine it with the WT189 challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use one word on the front of your creation. So I chose Welcome. I always loved these retired papers and thought it would be a great time to use up some. Here is the finished box.

You will need to start with a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 card stock. I chose Chocolate Chip textured card stock for this one. If you are using the scor-pal you will need to line up each side at the 3/4 inch mark and then score at 3 1/2. Do this on all four sides. See picture below. If you are using a different method to score you need to score all four sides at 2 and 3/4 inches.

Next you will move the card stock over to the edge and score all four sides at 1/2 inch. This is the measurement with or without the scor-pal.

Now you will need to grab your scissors or cutting blade and the two short sides on the 2 and 3/4 score lines up to the 2 and 3/4 score line in the other direction. Then you will cut of the little tab on all four corners. See picture so you know what I mean.

Next you will use your bone folder and fold over all score line so that they are nice and crisp. If you want to use a edge punch or decorative scissors this would be the time. I chose not to do it on this one but did on the original. You would be decorating the four 1/2 inch scored pieces that you did not cut off. I then added designer paper to the four sides of the box. Notice that I added stickers to the 1/2 inch scored pieces on this one so they need to be on the opposite side as the designer paper. See photo.

Now all that is left to do is to fold, attach (I used sticky strip) and decorate.

Here is a view from the top showing the stickers I used to decorate the bread itself.

I would love to see your samples if you try this. Leave me a comment here
with a link so I can come see!

All supplies are from the retired Home Again Simply Scrappin kit except the old olive ribbon, the chocolate chip frame is a sizzix die and the sentiment on the front which was computer generated.

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back in a minute with more sketch players too!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Sketch #40 players!

Yippee! Here are even more wonderful samples with this weeks sketch already!
HERE is the original post so you can play too!

Jane at Jane's Addiction

Liz at Liz's Lovelies
hand painted rose!


Danni at Danni's Dreams

There you have it, three more wonderful samples for this sketch! Thanks ladies.

Whachadoin' Wednesday Challenge #11

Ever have one of those days? I was on the phone with Denise from Storage Units Ink and More having a smooth fairly easy morning and then WHAMO! First I got a call from a friend her daughter was sick and school and she asked if I could go pick her up. No problem, I can finish my challenge later -- after all a sick kid is more important. Then in my rush out the door I set my camera someplace so that the cat, dogs, hubby and son wouldn't knock it over. And you guessed it, it took me all afternoon to remember where the heck that safe place was, lol! And then Blogger is giving me a hard time. I have been trying to post for over 1 hr now, it keeps telling me it don't like my Html codes???? Whatever! YIKES, so I am a bit late with this. I hope you will help me make up for it by participating in the challenge this week. (shameless I know, lol)

SUINKWWC11 -- Treats for our Sweets!

Do you still need a last minute treat holder for Halloween? Already done with that, how about a special treat for a loved one. Could be cookies, candy, cupcake any type of sweet treat and a creative way to present it.

So here is my sweet treat. Some fresh made Pumpkin bread for a friend. I made the little box from Core'dinations card stock. It was oh so easy. The rest is pretty self explanatory. If you want to know how to make the box let me know. If enough people want to know I will do a tutorial but it really is just a basic box.

Stamps: Giving Thanks

Paper: Core'dinations and Haiku dp from Stampin Up

Ink: Basic Black

Other: ribbon, circle punches and scallop circle punch, faux black brads, markers, scallop border punch and small hand held circle punch, twine.

More Sketch 40 players.

Lookie lookie, I have more samples for this week's sketch to share.......

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

You're so thoughtful.

Today's color challenge on SCS.


Pink Pirouette (or pretty in pink)

Kiwi Kiss (or old olive)

Chocolate Chip

Here are a few details, got to make it short have lots of errands to run. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Pretty Peony, Canvas, Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Piouette, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: ribbon, paper piercier, scallop edge punch

More Sketch 40 players already.

Here are a few that were posted just a tad bit after the original players post but I had a class last night and did not have time to post until now. Sorry ladies.

Pat at the Technique Trail

Margaret at Fun Stampin' with Margret


Lori at Paper Sunshine

I am loving the large images we can use with this sketch. Great card ladies.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch #40 Players

So here they are! Today's sketch players. There are some really great cards here so be sure to check them out.

Lisa at Splendiferous Creations

Kerry at Three Clovers Designs

Kim atBasement Stamper

Claudia at Stampin in Columbus GA

Amy at Partners in Crimp

and here is one more from Erica who got up really early to get this done today!

Erica at Today is the First Day

Now where is yours? I can't wait to see it. Don't forget to post a link here so that I can share it with everyone else. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #40

Geez, I almost forgot today's challenge again. I actually fell asleep and woke up freaking out that I did not post, of course I still had to make a card too. (Imagine that! I am ALWAYS last minute)

I am so glad it worked out the way it did though because as I looked for the print out of the sketch I came across these images that my friend Stephanie sent me for a mystery image challenge! The bad news is I think this was supposed to be mailed more than a week ago! YIKES, I will have to add a little something in the package for my partner since I am so late. I really hate being late too.

So on to this week's sketch. It seem to be the rage to angle you focal image so that is what we are going to try out this week. I think it was actually a really great sketch for the images I had to work with. Got lucky there!

Here is the sketch and my card. I still feel like my card needs something where the ribbon is tied but I wasn't thinking clear enough to figure out what, lol. I do like the card though, this little girl is adorable. I matched her up with the Holiday Treasures Designer paper from Stampin Up!. The base of the card is Ruby Red. She was colored in with pencils and markers. Sure hope my partner likes it --- now I have to find out who that even is and get this in the mail!

I would love to have you play along this week. It is so fun. And there really are no rules. If you make a card don't forget to leave me a comment on this post that includes a link so that I can share it with everyone else. Also if you post in an online group such as SCS please use the keywords TSSC40. Can't wait to see what you come up with for this sketch.

Hope you have a great Monday and an terrific week! I will be back around noon EST to post the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Player's cards so be sure to check back--they are always amazing! Till then -- Goodnight!

Last one for sketch #39!

Here is the last sample with sketch #39. We had some wonderful samples this week. Thanks to everyone who played. I will be right back with this weeks sketch after this.

Margaret at Margaeli Inks

Such a beautiful fall card. Thanks Margaret!

So Glad We Are Friends and Glad to have more sketch players too!

I keep finding cards that I forgot to post! This is one from my last All Occasions Class. I am really loving these hostess set Best Yet. Such fun fonts and sayings. This card is also using the Pocket Silhouette stamps set that was on sale last month.

I love the colors don't you? I find that one of the best way to find color combos is to look at what SU has already done for us. Just find out what colors are in the different designer papers. You don't have to have the papers to use the colors. They have such great combos.These colors are from the Haiku paper pack.

Stamps: Best Yet and Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard and So Saffron card stock and a piece of the Haiku paper.
Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard
Other: scallop edge punch, wide oval punch, scallop square punch, regular square punch, black gel pen and black faux brads


More sketch players for this weeks Sketch #39
you still have all day to join in.

Pat at The Technique Trail.


Lori at Inking Aloud

Fun samples ladies!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Limited Suppy Challenge and more sketch 39 players!

Today's Limited Supply challenge on SCS was to to only use....

-Stamps, cardstock

- One Single sheet of designer paper (if it's double sided please use only one side)

-eyelets and one ribbon as your only embelishments

- Use the color blue in your card! (Doesn't have to be the main color, but be sure to incorporate it in there!

So what can't you use today? No punches, no cuttlebugs and no embelishments other than the ones mentioned above!

As you can tell from the above -- which I just NOW noticed I cheated. I used both sides of the dp. Guess I forgot that detail when I went to create. I can think of a bunch of other things I would have rather done if I was going to cheat, lol. Oh well, I do like the card so it is not a total waste, lol.

Stamps: Bronc Buster
Paper: Western Sky dp, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Ruby Red and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Blue Bayou and Ruby Red
Accessories: eyelets, black twine


Here are some more sketch challenge players and NONE of them cheated, lol!

Marti at Pez-A-Doddle Designs
cool technique too

Melissa at What do you (th)Ink?

Ceal at Simply Beautiful


Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff

HERE is the original post in case you want to play along. You still have plenty of time!

Blogger's Challenge 69 MoJo Stye!

Week 69 of the Blogger's Challenges was to use the colors, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and Really Rust along with a white or confetti if we wanted. And I did want--mostly because I was making this a 6 x6 square card and that was the only one of the colors that I had in 12 x 12 so I really had no other option if I was going to stay true to the color challenge. At first I did not think I was going to like these colors but after playing around a bit this morning I realized they are perfect for a nice fall card. So as I was thinking about layout I seen the MoJo Monday sketch printed out on my desk and thought - yep, that is it. I just had to change the sketch to a square card and the rest just fell together easy! I actually like it. What do you think of the colors?

HERE is Julee's post and her original sketch. She always has such fun sketches!

The leaves are inked in Old Olive and then I used the Rock and Roll technique on the edges with Riding Hood Red and before stamping I added the Thumping Technique with Really Rust! Both techniques can be found in Pat's Technique Junkies Newsletters.

Here is what I used:

Stamps: Retired Autumn Leaf Prints and the new Hostess Set Best Yet
Paper: Confetti White, Old Olive, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White card stock and a piece of Really Rust dp from the Fall Flowers collection.
Ink: Old Olive, Really Rust and Riding Hood Red
Other: sponges, markers, nestabilities, scallop circle punch 1 12/ inche circle punch, pearls and Old Olive twill ribbon.

I will be back soon with some more player's for my Monday Luchtime Sketch Challenge #39!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Same but different.

I just love this new Sizzix die from Stampin Up! It is an exclusive die-you can not get it anywhere else so if you want one let me know. I can help! I had a few customers wonder
if they would really use it much. The first few things we made with it were treat boxes or holders (which I still need to share on here). So for this month's All Occasions class I thought it would be fun to use it in a couple of the cards. These are the results.

This first card is using some of the stock pile of Purely Pomegranate card stock that I have. I matched it up with the new Pink Pirouette card stock. Very pretty together.

Stamps: One of a Kind and Dreams du Jour
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black.
Other: 1 inch and 1 1/4 inch circle punches. Bo Ho Blossoms punch, black brads, pink ribbon, top note die and swiss dot embossing folder.

This next card is my favorite. Wonderfully fun colors. I really like the die used in this direction with a square on top.

Stamps: Say it with Scallops and It's your birthday.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose
Other: Top Note die, scallop square punch, swiss dot embossing folder, wide chocolate chip ribbon, white brads and 1/4 inch circle punch

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Here are a few more Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #39 players too!

I have two more sketch challenge samples to share with you today! HERE is the original post in case you are feeling like playing along.

Sue at Stamping Susan's Spot


Hetty at Craft Chaos

Great samples ladies, thanks so much for joining in on this weeks challenge!

Come on over and play along.

Whatchadoing Wednesday? Challenge #10

So Whatcadoing? It's Wednesday and even though I should be doing lots of other things the weekly challenge is my favorite thing to do! I hope you will set aside all those things you "should' be doing to join us in this week's challenge. We have an inspiration challenge for you this week. Suinkww10_2 Here is the picture. Isn't this bedding so rich and elegant feeling? Two of my favorite colors are red and black so I really love this bedding set. You can allow the inspiration piece to inspire you in any way that you chose. There is no right or wrong with inspiration challenges. You can be inspired by the color, layout, feel or anything else you chose. Afterall, we are all inspired in different ways. I hope you will allow the bedding set to inspire you and play along! Rember you do not have to use SUINK stamps, but why not?! If you do play along please post a comment here so we can all come check it out. Also if you post on SCS please use the key words SUINKWWC10 - no spaces. Here is my sample.....Simply_elegant_3 I had a real hard time not adding more to this. But I really wanted to keep the clean lines and bold red from the bedding. The images are from Giving Thanks set. I stamped the image in Versa Mark on the background and then embossed in white. There are a few lines scored on the other side with my Scor Pal. The brads are lined up with the scor lines. The focal image is really simple and it was really hard to not embellish it more but I think it kind of feels like one of the pillows on the bed. So there you have it, the inspiration piece and my sample. Please check out the other posts on the SUINK blog to see the samples from the rest of the design team, they are awesome! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Show off your spirit! And more sketch players too!

This was actually one of the first things I made with this set. Isn't it so cute. It is a pin with little shrinky dink images stamped from the First and Goal set from Storage Unit Ink and More ! So easy and fun too.

Stamps: First and Goal (SUInk)
Paper: Pacific Blue, Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: misc beads, wire, wooden shape, pin backing, glitter, computer for wording, shrinky dink white, permanent markers, mini red stones, white gel pen, top note sizzix die

Wouldn't this be adorable for a little girl? I love it.


Here are some more sketch players for this week's sketch challenge. You can find the original post HERE... I would love to have YOU play along too.

Tammy at Stamp with Tammy


Brenda at Memories by Brenda

Great samples ladies, thanks for playing along.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch 39 players

Sorry this is so late. We had lots of fun at the pumpkin corn maize! My son had a sling shot snap on his face though, that was pretty scary. Anyway, here are the sketch players so far for this week....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #39

I really needed a quick and simple thank you that I could whip up in just a few minutes. So I decided to use this weeks sketch to do it. Here is the sketch....

And here is the card. Simple but I think it works. What do you think, too simple?

This is definitely one of those card that looks much better in person. The colors kind of of blend on the picture but they are more defined in real life. I would love to have you play along this week. I so enjoy seeing all the different card created with just one sketch. It is incredible how different they all look! All you have to do to play along is create a card and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your card so that I can share it with everyone on here too! Can't wait to see what you come up with. If you post on SCS please use the keywords TSSC39. Here are the details for my simple card....

Stamps: So Many Scallops 2008 SAB
Paper: Soft Sky and Fall Flowers dp - both retired
Ink: Soft Sky and Old Olive
other: Scallop punch, 1 inch punch, ribbon and mini bling stones.

Can't wait to see yours! And don't forget to check back tomorrow to see what the other girls do with the sketch. It is NEVER disappointing! I will be a bit late posting since the kids are off school and I will be going to get pumpkins with my cub scout den during the day. So keep checking back. Hope you have a great Columbus Day!

Last one for sketch challenge #38

The last player for this week is

Lori at Inking Aloud

Super job Lori. Don't go too far I am posting the new sketch challenge right now!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Don't be a turkey! and another sketch player too.

I was looking through the Studio G stamps I bought about two months or so ago and have not used and came across this stamp that says "Don't be a Turkey!" And I immediately thought of my SUInk stamp sets and this card popped in my head. The girl is from the First and Goal set and the turkey is from the Bountiful Harvest set. I love how the turkey is not paying attention to the girl at all -- looking the other way! I have such a strange sense of humor. I thought about putting "or we'll eat you for Thanksgiving dinner" on the inside but thought maybe that was pushing it a bit too far, lol! Have any other ideas??

Stamps: Bountiful Harvest and First and Goal SUInk sentiment Studio G
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Whisper White and lots of misc scrap dp\
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Nestabilities, white gel pen, brads


And now for the new sketch challenge player

Sue at Sue's Stamping Stuff

I love those little mice. Thanks for playing along Sue.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Rock On Limited Supply Challenge and another sketch player too!

So do you think you can use too much bling on a card?? I have mixed emotions. Today's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS was called Rock, Paper, Scissors. Here are the details.

Today we are sticking with the basics: paper and ink, with an added element.
“Rock, Paper, Scissors” is our Limited Supplies Challenge for this week.
You may use any stamps with any theme, and any coloring tools.

* ROCK: Only embellishments that are gems, such as pearls and rhinestones – anything with sparkle or bling! Rock can ALSO mean anything metal, as in hardware!

* PAPER: Any kind of paper, including designer and patterned papers. Bonus points for metallic papers that would also fit in with ROCK (silver, gold, copper, garnet, sapphire, etc.)! (For those new to the challenges, “Bonus Points” are really non-existent points – there is no contest, just give yourself an extra pat on the back!)

* SCISSORS: Only decorative scissors and straight cut paper cutters. No Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Big Shot, punches, etc.

Here is my sample. I love the brushed silver with the Pacific Point card stock. Beautiful together.

Here are the details.

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Brushed Silver and Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Encore Silver
Accessories: lots of "rocks" metallic silver gel pen


And now another card share with this week's sketch challenge!

Sara at Stampin' with Sara

Thanks so much for playing along Sara.