Saturday, August 28, 2010


Here's my entry for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #126.

I added some of Taylor's Mulit-Colored Tiny Twinkles. Can you see them? This was my first time using them and I must say...those little suckers are tough...but SOOO worth the extra added BLING!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Paisley Prints

No challenge today...

But, here is the second card I plan on doing for my first class.

TFL :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Here's my entry for the Color Throwdown #106.

I subbed Pear Pizzazz for Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue for Soft Sky. I also snuck in some Marina Mist.

This photo stinks...I swear my cards really do look prettier in person. This card is gong to be the very first card I make for my very first stamp class!!! Yipee!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Retired Hostess Set

Here is a card I made fo my buddy Stacey who's birthday is on the 20th!

I used this week's Colour Q Challenge #46 as well as the Clean and Simple Stamping Layout 103.

I used the retired hostess set from last years SU! catalog, Wings of Friendship...because the sentiment that I used for the inside says, "Your friendship means thae world to me." Which is very fitting for my buddy Stacey!


Look what I got in the mail...

Yesterday I recieved this birthday card in the mail from my niece Jade. I love it! Thank you Jade! Today is my birthday, so I didn't want to say anything when I got it yesterday...because I know she always checks my blog in the morning and I wanted to surprise her with her own card! :) I love you, Jade!

Here's some news...the extremely talented and super sweet Leanne Pugliese is a Grandmommy!!! (You know her from the Color Throwdown, Colour Q and, of course, her awesome blog Wee Inklings) Her beautiful daughter had an equally as beautiful little baby girl!

So, head on over to her blog and show her some love! Hope everyone has a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Holiday Mini - Cute Christmas

I was a little hesitant to get this stamp set, A Cute Christmas. But when I was at convention they decided to offer it in a bundle with the Candy Cane Christmas DSP and the Candy Cane Buttons...I knew it was going to be mine, all mine! (all of which will be offered in the upcoming holiday mini catalog)

So, I got these buttons and WOW they are big and beautiful! The paper has glitter and that stamp, stinking cute!

The Mojo Monday Sketch 152 had this curly label design thingy that looked just like the Decorative Label punch (also in the mini catalog), I just had to use it. The red frame around the ornaments I made using one of the stamps in the Tags til Christmas stamp set. (you guessed it...from the new mini catalog)

Needless to say, I LOVE everything in that mini catalog coming out on September 1st...I just hope I have enough ink to last me through the holiday season!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shelli's Color Creation Challenge

So, apparently, Shelli Gardner (co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!) has a challenge/contest on her blog, every month.

This month she has challenged us to use one of the color combos from the fantastic Color Coach and make something. She asked that we go out of our comfort zone and use colors that we may not typically use.

For me those colors are More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy. Wouldn't you know it...on the back of the Bravo Burgundy swatch there was a color combo I just couldn't resist.

On that swatch the "Sweet Set" color combination is Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard and Crumb Cake. Thank goodness for the Crumb Cake otherwise I would have been lost!

So what do ya think? I hope Shelli likes it! TFL

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CTD105 & SSSC80, here are the cards I made for, both, the Color Throwdown 105 and Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 80:

Why two cards you ask? Well, here's my story...I always have a story.

At first I made this card:

And I liked it...I did, but I thought, " Man, that wisper white sure is bright. I wonder how the image would look on natural white paper."

And here are the results of that:

The problem is, I think I might like the whisper white better. What do you think?

Aghhh...whatagonnado? TFL

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


How much do I love this stamp set? A lot!!!! It's so stinkin' cute and yummy looking.

So, I know that I added a few more colors in, but this card is for the challenge over at Stacey's Stamping Stage {Act 42}. I figured the base colors of the card has the colors...right?! lol

I made this card and kept trying to add something to the middle of the panel, but decided against it. Nothing was looking quite right. Anyone got any suggestion?

Let me know...TFL!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Colour Q and Mercy

This is my entry for Colour Q 45 and Mercy's Tuesday Sketch 86.

I kept making mistakes when I would stick something down I'd realized I had missed a layer. Then I had originally put the little girl down on a plain backgraound and it looked way too I had to pry her back off the page. Ugh!

LOL...all in all I like how this came out...though the photo doesn't do her any justice. I need a new camera or maybe I just need to learn how to use the one I've got. :)


Monday, August 9, 2010

Mojo Happy Halloween

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday 151.

I have had this stamp set for YEARS!!! I love it! It was actually on the very first order I have ever made with SU! and it's one of my favorite sets.

The colors were obvious...doesn't everyone make their halloween cards in these colors? LOL

Hope you like it...TFL!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

K.I.S.S. Masculine

Here is my entry for PPA54:
It is supposed to be simple and well, I think this is simple. I was going to put some punched out gears and some twine, I resisted the urge to dress it up...I didn't even punch out the sentiment! This card took no longer than 5 minutes to make...all in all, pretty simple.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Too sad

Did you ever wake up in the morning with an idea and you just couldn't wait to make it into a card?! But then when you do, it wasn't what you thought it would be? Well, today is one of those days for me...{sad face}

So, here's my's a long one so brace yourself! Anyway, you know that place between awake and dreaming...when you still remember your dreams? This morning I was there and I pictured a card using Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #85 and using a technique and stamp set we used at convention with the same color scheme. In my head this card was SO pretty and I actually fully awoke hoping that the Color Throwdown #104 was going to be the colors I was thinking about using. But, what are the odds of that...right?

Well, I went to the CTD blog and, OMG!!! there they were!!!! The EXACT colors I had dreamed about!!! Fate, right?! So, I spent time with the boys all morning...finally got the little one down for a nap and the big one was upstairs playing with his pal, Uncle Stuart. What a perfect time to go downstairs and make my masterpiece.

As fate would have it I'd create something that is not at all how I pictured it and though I am very sad at how this card turned out I am posting it anyway. I can't explain what happened, but I blew it and am now too sad to stamp. But, the story was fun to share anyway.

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog today and reading my winded story. Have a great evening everyone!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mission 4 Macie

About a month ago, while doing my daily blog hop, I hopped on over to Snappy Stampin' w/Arielle and saw this card and LOVED it! I had never done a digi stamp card, but knew that this little image would be my first!
This Sugar Stick Mission 4 Macie digi is for such a great cause. I just hope I did her justice. You'll be seeing her again here, I'm sure.
I figured since my main image wasn't SU! I could throw a few other things non-SU! in there too. I got the colors from this weeks Colour Q Challenge 44 and the sketch is Sweet Sunday Sketch 75 from back in June.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Welcome Baby

This is my entry for Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 41}. This challenge just screamed baby boy to me...seeing as how I only have boys, I seem to get that a lot.

Let's see...this is the first time I ever used my Choo Choo stamp set and the Lattice embossing folder. I think it turned out ok...a little bit crooked, but I'll fix!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Always Elegant

Two posts in two days?!!! Here is my Clean and Simple 101.
It's not exactly "clean and simple" but it has the same layout. LOL
I'm so digging this new Elegant Lines embossing folder. It is SO beautiful and, well, elegant.
I tried applying rhinestones, but stickles worked best. For some reason I'm having a hard time editting my photos...they not looka so nice (in the best Italian accent I can do).
Hope you like it!