Monday, December 31, 2007

BIG Wishes for a Happy New Year!

I am not really a big fan of New Year's Eve night, I am too afraid to be on the road . My husband and I going to meet my parents for an early dinner then watch the ball drop at home as we do every year. I made this card to give to them today. I was really proud of it and showed the original card to my husband last night, he said who's birthday is it? DOH! If any of you out there know Stampingbella, you know that Partygirlabella is holding a cupcake! So, back to the drawing board. I decided to draw a bottle of champagne, I don't know the brand, but you know the one. You see it on tv and movies all of the time with the pretty flowers (not a champagne drinker here) So, after several attempts I get a decent shaped bottle, I color it and cut it out, and WOW! That's an awfully BIG bottle of champagne, I laughed so hard, I decided to leave it.

I thought it would give some of you a chuckle!

For all of those venturing out tonight, please be safe.

Stamps: Partygirlabella and saying by Stampingbella
Ink: Stazon and Charcoal Cat's Eye Chalk, Copic Markers
Paper: DCVW: Metallics and All Dressed Up Glitter Stack
Embellishments: Bella's Baubles in Cocktail Silver and a really BIG bottle of champagne!
Tools: SU! Designer Label Punch

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ahoy Matey!

Good Morning everyone!

I am feeling so much better and am back at it! I wanted to make another card using a Sweet N Sassy stamp set, which you can find here.

I thought making a card that resembled a treasure map would be perfect for the Pirate's Life set.

First, I cut my CS to measure 8 1/4 x 12 and then scored it at 3 13/16 and 8 1/8. I then wrapped a piece of map pp around it and cut the front flap a little short in able to distress the edge.

All of the images were colored in with my Copics, then I stippled the white CS with Chalk Ink and distressed the edges to antique it.

I hope that everyone has great Sunday!


Stamps: Pirate's Life by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black, Cat's Eye Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan and Wheat. Copic Markers

Paper: CS; Colonial White and White Daisy:CTMH pp is from my stash I think it was a stack by K& Co. (it is old)

Embellishments: Stickles in Gold and misc. twine

Tools: SU! Cutting Tool, Score-Pal and stipple brush

Saturday, December 29, 2007

A gift from my hubby...

Hi Everyone!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend some quality time with their families!

I can't believe it has been a week since I posted anything. I was so busy the couple of days before Christmas and right through and then I came down with the flu right after! UGH! Today is the first day that I am moving again. I am determined to get my mojo flowing and make a card using a Sweet N Sassy set. In the meantime while I wait for the advil to kick in, I am posting one of the gifts from my husband. It is from Making Memories, the jars are sold separately and they are light weight plastic. I couldn't believe that he bought this for me! I was so surprised! It is such a perfect gift for me! So far I put all of my stickles in it and my SU! ribbon along with some Prima flower jars.

I hope that everyone is having a great Saturday!

Please check back later, I should have a card up.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

Deer Gift Tin for "My Dear"

I am down to the wire now. I only have one more thing to make, a combined birthday card for my sister and her husband. The whole family is going to a dinner party tomorrow for it. So I MUST get it done!

Here is the other item that was a "must make" before Christmas. A tin gift card holder for the Cabela's Gift Card that I bought for my husband. This is a tin that I picked up at the register at Michael's for $1. I sanded the whole tin to make everything stick better and used my Cheetah runner by Xyron for the paper. The sides of the top were painted to cover the bright pattern of the tin.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and that you are not stressing too much!


Stamp: SU! Noble Deer

Ink: Black Stazon and SU! Choc. Chip. SU! Watercolor Crayons, CTMH Twilight (sponged on the sky)

Paper: SU! Outlaw, Choc. Chip, Very Vanilla and Watercolor Paper

Embellishments: misc. buttons, ribbon and twine, SU! River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon

Tools: CM Corner Rounder, Aqua Brush

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Let's Go Skating!

Ok, I made this tin at my Papercrafting event this past Saturday. I purchased it from Papertrey Ink. It still needed something, and today I got the update for Papercuts by Michele Boyer so I added the scallop circle and ribbon on the lid, similar to how she added her's on the cylinder itself.

This was made to bring to my sister's house on Christmas day just for a little something to add to her buffett. It is filled with Hershey's Kisses. It was colored in with my Copics and I used my SU! Corner Rounder Punch and White Gel Pen for accent. Some Liquid Applique was used on the earmuffs and pom-pom on the hat.

Have a great night everyone, I am off to make some more gifts!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Merry Christmas Darling...

By the Carpenters is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It just always gives me goosebumps!

Another thing that gives me goosebumps when I think about it, is the love between my husband and I.

I made this Christmas card for him. I was undecided for awhile and thought that the Hanna stamp with the mistletoe was perfect!

All of the paper is by the Hollylane collection by SEI, and she was colored with my copics. The tag is also by SEI, but I stamped it with the SU! set Short and Sweet.

I hope that everyone is having a great night!


I've been tagged x2!

Hi everyone!
Haven 't had time to post a card, but I am at work now on lunch and thought I would respond to my tags!
I was tagged by Korin at Inky Doodle and Dawn over at Dawn's Special Creations both links are to the right.

Ok, 7 things about myself..

1) I am an animal lover and have 3 cats that were adopted from rescue groups.
2) I was born in June and am a true Gemini.
3) I am a comptroller and have been with my current employer for 18 1/2 yrs.
4) I have a sister, Danielle, who is a year and a half younger than me. We are very close and her children are the ones that I am referring to all of the time!
5) My favorite color is green.
6) I am afraid of heights and I get motion sickness EASILY! In fact just by riding in the backseat of a car for a length of time.
7) I will be married for 5 years this coming June, to a man that I have known for half of my life time! (long wonderful story)

I am off to to tag.

Kim at Two Pink Fairies
Jill at Jill's Card Creations
Melissa at Simply Pink
Eulanda at Cards, Cards and More Cards

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another Lulu Card

Only 9 more days to Christmas, can you believe it? I can't!

I am almost done everything, I just need another 3 days to wrap and finish some hand-made gifts and I should be in good shape!

I made this card for my niece Dana, it had to be similar to the other Lulu card (posted earlier) because her little sister Gianna wants everything like her big sister! My sister said when she opened her card the first words out of her mouth were, "oh look, it is just like Dana's!" Whew, score one for Aunt Shell! :)

I hope that everyone in blog land is finishing up their projects so that they may enjoy the holidays!


Stamps: Lulu's Sweet Delight; C.C. Designs

Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, CTMH;Black, SU! White Gel Pen, copic markers

Paper: SU! Garden Green, CTMH Colonial White, Bazzill and pp is the same piece I took from my friend!

Embellishments: misc. ribbon, Diamond Dots by Stampendous, Stickles

Tools: SU! Large Oval Punch, Mega Circle Punch and Giga Scallop Circle Punch by Marvy

Saturday, December 15, 2007

One Horse Open Sleigh!

Happy Saturday everyone!

I am just getting back from my monthly papercrafting event. It was another great time. Thanks girls! While there I made this card for my parents. It was colored in with both my copics and SU! markers. I added Liquid Applique to the trees and roof and covered the ground with Martha Stewart Glitter.

I wish I was in that barn right now, sipping some hot chocolate!

Stamp: Inkadinkado

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black and CTMH Twilight (sponged in the sky)

Paper: All is from the Holly Lane collection by SEI

Embellishments: Ribbon;SEI , Brad;SU!, Liquid Applique and Coarse Crystal Glitter by MS

Tools: SU! Ticket Corner Punch

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lucky's Wish

Oh! I am soooo in love with the Lucky and Lulu line by C.C. Designs. As everyone knows, animals are my down fall! I just LOVE 'EM! I made this card for my 2 yr. old nephew, Cole.

I think that he will get a kick out of the little guy!

I used the masking technique for the background and cut Lucky out and raised him on pop-dots to make him stand out. Two of the trees were paper-pieced and the middle one was done with my Copics. I am still testing and playing with them, but I can tell you this ,I love them! The background was edged and stippled with the Chalk Ink in Wheat just to tone down the white a bit.

I hope everyone is having a good night!


Stamps: Lucky's Christmas Wish

Ink: CTMH;Black, SU! Always Artichoke and Chalk Ink in Wheat, Copic Markers

Paper: Holly Lane by SEI

Embellishments: stars; KI Memories, Baubles by Stampingbella, ribbon;SU! and Coarse Glitter by Martha Stewart

Tools: SU! Key Tag Punch

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gift Bag Set

Hi everyone!

I hope that everyone is having a good night. I made this set with my Sweet N Sassy Stamp set Primitive Christmas. You can find it here. This card is made with a sketch by Korin who is the owner of Sweet n Sassy. I don't know whose gift is going to go in this yet!

This is another short post as I am scrambling because today I found out I was short 4 cards for mailing out. Ooopsy! As my niece Dana would say!

Stamp: Primitive Christmas by Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: SU! Always Artichoke

Paper: SU! Wintergreen, Soft Sky and Always Artichoke

Embellishments: SU! Always Artichoke and Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Liquid Applique and Snow Glitter by Martha Stewart (camera didn't pick it up well), Tag by Making Memories

Tools: SU! Corner Rounder and Paper Shaper Scissors

Monday, December 10, 2007

And the winner is....

Number 15!
Mrs. Moody, I am emailing you for your address. Congrats!

I just want to thank everyone for taking the time to participate. I LOVED reading all of your wonderful comments and I hope that everyone else did too!

Have a great night everyone!

Holiday Merriment

How cute are these little guys? or girls? I thought that this stamp was so precious! I made this card last weekend. They were colored in with my prismas and gamsol. This is a quick post as I am still feeling under the weather.

Stamps: House Mouse Holiday Merriment

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black

Paper: Cosmo Cricket: Wonderland and cs,SU!; Bravo Burgundy and CTMH; Colonial White

Embellishments: SU! Bravo Burgundy Ribbon and brads from Hodgepodge kit

Tools: SU! Ticket Corner punch and Photo Corner punch

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Who wants some candy?

Happy Saturday everyone!

I thought that for today I would give away some blog candy. Up for grabs is three rolls of christmas ribbon, two adorable Christmas stamps from Michael's, a set of scalloped edged cards from DCVW, some bling and a set of clear stamps by Rhonna Farrer for Autumn Leaves.

All you have to do is tell me your favorite Christmas memory as a child. I think it would be great for everyone to read and get into the Christmas spirit if you are not there already!

I will pick a random winner on Monday 12/10 6PM Eastern time.

Good luck everyone!


Friday, December 7, 2007

Warm Wishes

Happy Friday everyone, I hope that everyone had a great week!

I am getting ready to work on a tutorial for Sweet N Sassy Stamps, but thought that I would post this card using the same set that I will use in the tutorial. It is the Primitive Christmas set and I LOVE this guy and the font that the sentiments are in.

If you would like to see what I post tomorrow, please click here.

Stamps: Primitive Christmas; Sweet N Sassy Stamps

Ink: SU! Always Artichoke

Paper: SU! Witntergreen, cs Always Artichoke and Soft Sky

Embellishments: SU! Always Artichoke Ribbon, Copic Markers

Tools SU! Small and Large Oval Punches

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sweet Delights

When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it immediately! Being a cat lover and Christmas being my favorite holiday I couldn't wait to use it! I made this card for one of my nieces. I had so much fun creating a card with it. This is my first attempt at blending with my Copics. I still need some practice, but I love these markers! I used Beate John's WSC28 and added two more circles.

Thanks for looking and have a great night!


Stamps: Lulu's Sweet Delights by C.C. Designs

Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip and Garden Green, Chalk Ink in Bisque

Paper: SU! cs in Real Red and Garden Green, pp;? Stole a piece from my friend, thanks Trish!

Embellishments: Ribbon by Joann's (it is white, I inked it in the Chalk Ink) Diamond Dots by Stampendous

Tools: SU! Ticker Corner Punch and CM Circle Cutting System

Monday, December 3, 2007

Just hanging around

I hope that everyone is having a good Monday night. We in SE PA are hoping that the roofs don't get ripped off of our houses! The wind is up to 50 mph! Brrr...

I bought two of the Elzybells stamps a while ago and am just now getting them inked. They are soooo cute! I will have to add more to my collection.

For this card I used the MFTSC03 from SCS. I am so sorry that it is not an MFT stamp! I don't have their Christmas one. I colored her in with my prismas and SU! markers.

Stamp: Elzybells; Just hanging around

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black

Paper: DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack

Embellisments: CTMH; Cranberry Ribbon, misc.: dotted Ribbon and Merry Christmas tag, SU! White Gel Pen, Stickles and Sakura Stardust pen

Tools: Marvy Scallop Circle Punch in Giga and Maga, SU! 3/16 Corner Punch, Fiskars 1/16 Hole Punch

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Snowman Card and Nugget Box

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope that the weather in your neck of the woods is better than it is in mine! Yucky sleet!

After my hubby and I went Christmas shopping this morning I came home and made the Nugget box and matching card for a woman that owns a local gift shop in my area. She was gracious and overly generous to give my hubby and I the Byer's Choice Caroler Boy w/ Goose for Christmas this year! We just started collecting the Christmas Carol set this year and she helped us in completing it!

I used the template from SCS found here I used Reply #138 for 3x9. I also used a card sketch which I believe is from Lauren Meader. If it is not, I apologize to the creator, I printed out a bunch yesterday and didn't mark them. Shame on me!

This was colored in with my new Copic Markers, I still need some practice, but I LOVE them! I am hoping that Santa will bring me some more!

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Su! Many Merry Messages and Paper Trey's Holiday Treats

Ink: Dw Drop by VersaMagic Red Magic, Wheat, Sage and Spanish Olive

Paper: Fruitcake; Basic Grey, cs by Bazzill

Embellishments: Rhinestone Brads by SEI, White Gel pen by SU!

Tools: SU! Cutter Kit, Marvy Mega and Giga SCallop Circle Punch

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Snow Friends

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend so far! This is one of the cards that I did in my spot as Featured Designer for December over at Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps!

Who doesn't love snowmen? This little pair melts your heart! I have a feeling my friends and family are going to get a lot of snowmen Christmas cards this year!
I used SC#151 as the LO. I added one more layer though. I paper pieced the hat and scarf and added some sparkles to the heart. I don't know if the camera picked it up all that well. I scalloped the edge of the paper with my SU! corner rounder punch and then used Liquid Applique to make the hat, earmuffs and snow all fluffy!

Stamps: Snow Friends
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite Black and CTMH; Twilight
Paper: SU; Garden Green and Real Red, pp; DCVW Glitter Stack
Embellishments: misc; eyelets
Tools: SU! Corner Rounder