Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thank-You Gina!

I won one of the challenges for the Gina K June release party. It was for the color challenge, the pink & brown card I did was posted here yesterday. It's my first win and I'm VERY excited!! My prize was a stamp set and I chose "Arranged with Love". It's one of the new sets and I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

If you haven't checked out Stamp TV with Gina K you should. It has a TON of great "how-to" videos and tutorials. Just click on the picture at the bottom of this page!
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Liam the 8 month old teething monster!

OK....so he's REALLY not a monster :) But when he's screaming for a hour straight he comes pretty close!! Just HAD to post a pic I took today during one of his "Happy" moments....LOL
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Mojo Monday #93!

Finally got Liam, my 8 month teething monster settled long enough to get my Mojo done for Monday :) This card is done with Close to Cocoa, Pink card stock and Candy Lane designer paper. I also used Chocolate Chip & Regal Rose ink along with some ribbon and brads. This was a fun sketch!
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Gina K

Thanks to a teething 8 month old, I haven't had time to post since last week! I did manage to find time to make a few cards though :) These ones were for challenges for the Gina K June Release party that was hosted on Splitcoast this past Thursday.
I won't post any details for these cards, but here's the link to my gallery over at Splitcoast, you'll find all the details there:


I'll be back later today with my Mojo Monday submission!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Congrats Class of 2009!

I made this card with the new Hannah set I recieved earlier this week, there is also a boy graduate with the set as well. I stamped her on Whisper White and colored her in using blender pens and ink. I used Not Quite Navy as the base & mats and I created the background by running a piece of white card stock through my cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls embossing folder.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

Mojo Monday #92

It's Monday again ALREADY!! Here's my submission for the Mojo Monday Blog...using Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Urban Garden paper. Kiwi Kiss & Baja Breeze ink with some felt flowers also in Baja and Hodgepodge Hardware for embellishment.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day - Take 2

Here's another Father's Day card I did a few weeks ago at a workshop. I used the Many Mower set along with the Top Note Die (which is one of my favs!). Colors are Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla. I stamped the images with Black Staz On and color the image in with blender pens and ink. The ladies at the workshop thought it was toooo cute!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day is Coming!

Here's one card I've done for Father's Day this Sunday. I used the Nature Silhouettes set which is AWESOME for most men...particularly my Dad who likes deer :) Once I stamped the images in Always Artichoke, I used the masking technique to create the sky (Almost Navy) and the setting sun (Summer Sun & Pumpkin Pie). So easy yet looks like it took a lot of work!
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Mojo Monday #91

It's Monday and here's my card for the Mojo Monday Challenge! It was nice to do a tall card for a change. I used Chocolate Chip for the base and Bella Blue Designer Paper for the background. The quote is an old Hero Arts stamp that I've had for years along with the little flower from the Baroque Motif set.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bella Rose :)

This card is one I did for PCP's Saturday Sketch challenge. All the paper is from the Bella Rose designer series, I even cut out the rose & leaves for the middle section. The sentiment is from the new SU! Hostess Level 3 set "Kind & Caring Thoughts" in Kiwi Kiss. I'm loving these challenges that I've been participating in, it helps me come up with new ideas. If youhaven't tried a challenge yet, you should!
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Bithday Abby!!!

Today is my oldest's birthday, Abigail is 11 and I can't believe how fast the time has gone! Here is the card I made for her, it's another Tri-Shutter card. I used Certainly Celery for the base and filled it in some of the paper from the Simply Scrappin' Sunshine Garden and Very Vanilla with some floral stickers I picked up at Micheals. I used rub-ons to personalize the middle section and did the verse up on my computer. The pictures aren't the best, I HATE my camera and am determined to replace it before the end of the year....if I weren't on maternity I would have a new by now!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Urban Garden

This is the card I did for today's sketch challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. I used the Urban Garden desiger paper along with Not Quite Navy & Kiwi Kiss. I cut out the flowers from the paper as well :)
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blog Candy!

I was doing some "Blog Surfing" and came across a chance to win some great stuff over at Creating from the Heart. Check out her blog!
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Mojo Monday #90

Here's my submission for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I used Always Artichoke cardstock which I embossed using the cuttlebug & divine swirls folder. Then I used designer paper from the Manchester series along with Very Vanilla for the stamped images.
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Cuttlebug Crazy

I made this card for the weekly Cuttlebug Challenge that I try to do, also on PCP. This week we had to use an embossing folder, die cuts, ribbons, a stamped images and at least 3 buttons. I used the Thank-you emobssing folder with the scalloped squares dies. Not Quite Navy and Certainly Celery are the colors of the paper, ink and buttons. The ribbon is from Micheals and jsut happens to match Certainly Celery :) I really love how this card turned out!
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Happy Thoughts

This is the card I made for this week's Sketch challenge on PCP. I used Chocolate Chip & Pale Plum card stock. The stamp is from the Think Happy Thoughts set which goes great with the circle punches.
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Friday, June 5, 2009

Playing with Javex!

Yep...you read that right...Javex :) These are 2 cards that I did using the bleach techinque. I really the effect on the dark paper.

The first one I did for the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast today. We weren't allowed to use any other paper or layers so I thought this would be a good way to create a nice background on Tempting Turquoise card stock. I decided it was a good change to christin my new Hodge Podge Hardware set as well. Pixie Pink was the ink that I used.

The other card I did was done with Always Artichoke cardstock, I LOVE the way this color bleached :)
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Thursday, June 4, 2009


It was brought to my attention that something was wrong with being able to leave comments. I've fixed the problem, so PLEASE leave me comments!!!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Stampin Up! Last Chance!!!

Below is a link that will take you to the Last Chance List from Stampin Up! I've already order a couple of sets for one of my customers, I would suggest if there is a set you've had your eye on you should get it now before it's tooooooo late!!


Here are the links for the accessories that are being discontinued, those appear to be selling out fast so hurry!!!

50% Off

25% Off
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Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #231

Here is my submission for the weekly card sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I kept this one pretty simple since I may use it at an upcoming workshop :)

I used Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla paper and ink. The very versatile Baroque Motifs stamp set came in very handy, I LOVE that set! I paired it with the Elegant Thank-You stamp alsp from SU! Added a ribbon and viola...done!
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mojo Monday 89

Here's another sketch challenge that I'm doing over at the Mojo Monday blog. I've been checking out the submissions there few the last few weeks and finally decided to start submitting myself. I've posted a pic of this week's sketch and the card I made.
I used Chocolate Chip & So Saffron card stock with designer paper from the Bella Birds series. The stamp set is God's Beauty. All supplies are from SU! except for the ribbon which is from Micheals.
I must say that this card didn't turn out excatly how I wanted but my 7 month old is teething so I was a little distracted. Oh well!!
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