Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch 57

Its Tuesday and that means another awesome sketch challenge from Skipping Stones Design. This is the last sketch for our December sketch artist Maille Belle and I have enjoyed them so much. I hope you have too. For todays card I used the super funny set called You know your getting old when....I stamped the cute flip flops in Pumpkin Pie ink and cut them out with my circle punches. My dp is a stack I purchased at Michaels last year. I used a cream ribbon and dark blue button with some bakers thread through it to finish things off.

Then of course to finish the sentiment I went and finished the inside of my card. How hysterical is that sentiment!!!!

Head on over to Skipping Stones Design to see all the DT samples for some inspiration. Then come join us with the challenge!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Birthday my dear friend Jodi!!!!

Today we are having a HUGE Birthday blog hop for my real life stamping friend Jodi. I have been blessed to call Jodi my friend for three years. I thank Jodi for teaching me so much about card making and I continue to learn from her all the time with all her super talent.

Jodi, I just want to wish you a super Happy Birthday from me, Mike and the kids!!!! I hope you are having a super day and being I am scheduling this Sunday during our east coast blizzard I am going to cross my fingers that you get a day off of work tomorrow for your birthday!!!! I will call you during the week!!!! LOTS OF LOVE and BIG HUGS to YOU my FRIEND!!!!   

 
So alittle about todays card. I used a new stamp I purchased from MFT Whats Cooking Ala Mode. I colored her with my copics. My dp is basic Grey Marjoliane (?). All Cardstock is PTI as is my ribbon and button and linen thread is from TE.


Next up on the hop is another super star stamper and Jodi's good bud Jessie Rone. Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost!!!

Karen Motz - Paper Playhouse
Leslie Good - card shown on Karen’s blog
Jackie Pedro - The Scalloped Edge
Ann Kranitz - Stamp with Me
Charmaine Ikach - Oodabug Alley
Jessica Diedrich - Yeah, She Stamps
Karen Giron - The Sweetest Thing
Wendy Bond - Bond Girl Bliss
Regina Mangum - The Stamping Bean
Danielle Lounds - Fat Cat Stamper
Melissa Sauls - In Stamping Mode
Joanne Basile - Just a Little Something
Jami Sibley - More is More
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
Taylor VanBruggen - Taylored Expressions
Tori Wild - Wild Sprinkles
Jessica Knutsen - There She Goes
Julie Lacey - Stamps and Taxes
Piali Biswas - Touch of Creation
Corinna McGregor - Stamping with a Java Junkie
Natalie Dever - Dougnat Diaries
Iwona Palamountain - Random Acts of Creativity
Torico - Stamparadise
Angela Thomas - Sparkle and Bling

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Release with Brrrrthday!!!

Hi All!! I am here today to share another great new release with you from Skipping Stones Design. It is called Brrrthday and you can find it at Skipping Stones Design. For todays card I stamped the various snowflakes from the set using Memento Sand Ink and I added lots of fun stickles to the flakes. My dp is Mitten Weather from Cosmo Cricket. I finished things off with some punched snowflakes that I sponged with tea dye and added pearls to the center of which I sponged with tea dye too and some purple ribbon.

The layout that I used is this weeks sketch challenge SSD56 for you from Skipping Stones Design. It was created by Maille Belles who is one super talented chickadee. You can find all the deets over at Skipping Stones Design along with the sketch.

Please go and show the rest of the girls on the DT some love. All of their links are on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope your day is fantastic!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Dana!!!

Hi!! Happy Saturday and welcome to a fabulous birthday Blog Hop for my friend Dana White!! I had the pleasure of meeting Dana a few months ago when she came for a visit with her BFF Karen and what a doll she is. So when Karen asked if I would like to participate in her Birthday Blog Hop of course I said YES!! So I would like to shout out a HUGE Happy Birthday to Dana!!!! Please head over to Danas blog and show her some birthday love.

For today's card I used a super cute set from Skipping Stones called You know your getting old when.... I stamped my image with memento tuxedo black onto Xpress Blending Paper and colored with my copics. My dp is from a sample pack that I purchased from Die Cuts r us. Ribbon is PTI.

So if you are following the hop you should have come to me via Nancy McKinney and  then your next stop is Janet Rossi. Here is the blog hop order for you to follow if you get lost.

Karen Motz - Paper Playhouse
Leslie Good - card posted on Karen's blog
Wendy Bond - Bond Girl Bliss
Elaine Hughes - Quixotic Cards
Linda Heavens - Heavens Created This
Joanne Basile - Just a Little Something
Jodi Collins - Stamping a Latte
Paula Williamson - Paper Possibilities
Nancy McKinney - Card Worthy
Ann Kranitz - Stamp with Me
Janet Rossi - Corrosive Creations
Jeanie Whitmer - The Spotted Chick
Cath Groden - Paper Expressions
Michelle Leishman - Miche L Designs

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SSD Blog Hop Release!!!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two new sets, Sentiment Frames #1 and Brrrthday! Today the DT and Guests of SSD will be featuring cards using Sentiment Frames #1. If you've just happened upon my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Amys blog.
 
Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means we're showcasing another great creation from our Guest Sketch Artist this month, Maile Belles. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch and link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. A free stamp set is up for grabs to a lucky winner that joins our sketch challenge!
 
For todays card I went with the feel of the set and made an elegant feeling card.  I stamped my sentiment frame and sentiment in Baja Breeze onto white cardstock and sponged with tea dye. I cut it out and placed it onto a labels 9 cutout. My dp is SU and I finished things off with some very pretty tiny blue pearls, sheer ribbon and a prima flower. 

I am picking up my hubby from the hospital today and I cant wait to get him home!!!! The house is just not the same without him.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day and please play along with the sketch this week. You could be a winner!!!!
 
Hop Order

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Have some Cattitude!!!

So I am sitting here very patiently waiting for my Hubbys Dr to call with the results of todays surgery. The second back surgery this week. I have so much nervous energy I just dont know what to do with myself. Then I remembered this little card I made and never posted so here I am. This little sweet cat and sentiment is from an adorable set from There She Goes called Cattitude I borrowed it from my friend Jodi but I must get a set for myself. How sassy is this little kitty!!!

I stamped onto Xpress Blending Paper and colored with my copics. My paper is Pixilicious and my ribbon is PTI (except the lacy one...not sure where that came from). Then if I remember correctly my layout was a Sweet Sunday Sketch from quite a few weeks ago.

Thanks so much for popping in and giving me a reason to keep busy!!! Hope you like the card!!! I could actually use that cocktail in the cats hand right about now!!!! Have a good one.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sale and Sketch at SSD

Wow busy day over at Skipping Stones Design. Not only do we have another fabulous weekly sketch for you (SSD54) but Heather has another wonderful Tuesday sale. Here are all the deets on the good part first...THE SALE!!

Buy 3 Get a pre release free!!!

HI Ladies,
Here is this week's deal and it will go on through Next Tuesday at midnight:
Buy any 3 stamp sets and get Birthday purses, or heart song for FREE!
Here is how:
Buy any 3 stamp sets. When you are checking out with pay pal there is an area to "leave a note to seller" This is where you tell me if you want B-day Purses OR heart song for free. IF you would like to get BOTH of them for free simply buy 6 stamp sets. You will automatically get both of them for free!!! This is the only time Ive ever offered the chance to get 2 pre releases sets for free.
Be sure to buy your 3 or 6 sets before Midnight on Dec. 14th

THIS IS OUR LAST PRE CHRISTMAS SALE!!!!

Okay now onto something crafty!! Our sketch challenge this week was created for us by Maile Belles. What a fabulous sketch too!!! You can see it right here. For my card I used Christmas Swirls which is still on sale and I have to say that I loved how this came out so much that I duplicated it about ten times in different holiday colors as part of my christmas card pile. My dp is the winter pack from SEI last year and then I added some chocolate ribbon, linen thread and a prima flower. LOVE THIS!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please go and check out the rest of the fabu creations from the rest of the dt. These ladies are sooooo talented. You can find their links on my sidebar. Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SSD 53

Hi all!! Spent the day wrapping Chanukah presents and getting ready for Wednesday. My kids always have to have potato latkes (like a potato pancake)  for the first night of Chanukah so I hit the supermarket today to get those and I needed candles for the Menorah. Then I folded the six loads of laundry I neglected yesterday but of course I still need to put all that away!!! I did however make this cute card for the Tuesday Sketch Challenge over at Skipping Stones Design which was created by Shannan Tuebner.

I created my card today using the set Whispering Wings. My dp is Basic Greys Marjolaine. Cardstock is SU and PTI and my ribbon is PTI. Then I added a few brads to the right hand corner and some tiny blue crystals to the bottom scallop. Cute right??

Skipping Stones is having an awesome sale today also!!! I MEAN AWESOME!!!!! Check it out!!!! You cant pass this one up!!!!

CRAZY ONE DAY SALE~ FREE 4"X6" stamp set for every $30 Gift certificate~limit 3

For EVERY $30 gift certificate you buy get a stamp set of your choice Absolutely FREE.
Here's how: Email me the number and dollar amount of the gift certificate(s) you would like to buy. Be sure to list the name of your free stamp set! LIMIT 3 FREE stamp sets per person.
I will email you an invoice from SSD. Once the invoice is paid your New stamp set(s) and gift certificate(s) will be mailed within a few days.
You can keep the stamp set and give the gift certificate, or the other way around. Anyway you look at it, you can't beat this deal.

Here's the catch: This sale only last one day!!! You must email me requesting your gift certificate on November 30th Before Midnight!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just a quick one

Needed a cheerful Birthday card so I decided to pull out my sweet little CC Designs and make this card. I stamped onto Xpress Blending Paper and colored with my copics. My dp is October Afternoon. Ribbon and flower were purchased at Michaels and my cork border is from MFT and created with their Die Namics scalloped border die. Then I added tiny little pearls around my scallops for alittle finishing touch. Isnt this little girl so sweet?

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and that you did some good holiday shopping. My family has a busy week ahead of us. Chanukah starts this Wednesday night so I have a ton of wrapping to do and latkes to make!!! Then my hubby goes in for back surgery next Monday so that will be a bit consuming. His hospital is in Manhattan so I will be traveling back and forth until he gets home. Hopefully he will be able to come home after a week. That is his goal. Lets see how his body reacts right??

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back on Tuesday with my Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge Card.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winner and a new Challenge from SSD

Hi!!! I used Random.org to pick a winner from last weeks comments for the lovely package of trim from Christopher Pines and the lucky winner is #31....Lorraine!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Congrats Lorraine. I will be emailing you for your mailing addy soon!!!

So onto a new sketch challenge for the week created by Shannon Tuebner which you can find here at Skipping Stones. I chose to use the cute new set that was just released called Sassy Snow which I paired  with some pretty Cosmo Cricket Winter Mittens paper, PTI cardstock and ribbon and a few brads and a prima.

NOW onto the fun stuff....A SALE.....Heather at Skipping Stones Design is always on your side and has created a fantastic holiday sale for all of you. Just check out all the deets below for one AWESOME TUESDAY SALE!!!! YA GOTTA GO CHECK IT OUT!!!! Have a good day!!!

I am having a pink Tuesday sale:

For every $25 you spend you get a $5 gift certificate ....The Gift certificates are good for 1 year, and you can use them starting Black Friday.... You can add up the gift certificates and give them as a gift, or buy stamps as a gift and keep the certificate for yourself!!! The certificates will be mailed with the stamps. However if you would like to use the certificate before you get your stamps just email me and I will be sure to refund the certificate amount off of any purchase made Friday or later.


As an added bonus EVERY Pink Tuesday ORDER will receive a limited edition 3"X 4" stamp set absolutely FREE!!! That is a $7.49 value!


SSD stamps make the perfect gift for the crafters on your list! So Give the Gift of laughter this Christmas with SSD stamps.

We have gift certificates available in any amount. Just email me with the amount you would like and I will send you an invoice. The gift certificate will be mailed to any address you like! IF you would like a gift note enclosed with your certificate just let me know.

Gift certificates of $30 or more will come with a FREE 3"X 4" or Larger stamp set. That way you have a little something to wrap up and present with the gift certificate!!!


SSD DOES Exchanges: you don't even have to go stand in line!
Give the gift of laughter this Christmas. You don't have to worry if they will like the stamps or not, as they can exchange the stamps for anything in our inventory. We are ALWAYS more than happy to exchange any stamp given as a gift. Just mail your New in package stamp set with a note saying what stamps you would like to have. We pay the return shipping at no extra charge.


Funny Coffee Volume #1 is back in stock!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SSD Release Blog Hop and goodies to give away!!!!

Hi Everyone!!! So much going on today. First off is a Release Blog Hop from Skipping Stones Design!!! I am so happy to share today's new set with you called Sassy Snow. How adorable is this image and that sentiment is HYSTERICAL!!! Don't we all wish it were just the snow and that maybe it could just melt away???? LOL.

So I stamped my snowlady (hehe) onto Xpress copic blending paper and colored with my copics. All my cardstock and dp is from PTI and can you see the gorgeous pompom ribbon and seam binding?? Well the entire DT received a nice package of goodies from a great etsy store called Christopher Pines and guess what??? You can win one too today!!! YUP just leave a comment on my blog today and I will chose a random commenter to win a package of goodies from Christopher Pines. You have to check out all the fabby goodies she has in her shop. Here is a picture of what I received in the mail from Christopher Pines. Yours will be similar if not the same.

So now back to the blog hop. I am hoping you have joined me from Gladys' Blog. Next up is Brenda. If you lose your way come back and here is the list for you. Dont forget to head over to Skipping Stones Design for this new set and many others as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leave those comments!!!! Random.org will be picking a winner in the next day or so.

SSD
Shannan Teubner - http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Ingle - http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Gladys Chia - http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/
Ann Kranitz - http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/
Brenda Weaver -http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/
Barb Turpin - http://barbsboys123.blogspot.com/
Kandi Phillips - http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Fond Farewell

Hi everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I have been busy mass producing my holiday cards for the last few days and when I went to make my Little Paper Shop Challenge card today I realized that I had been making it for days. The challenge today is to use die cuts. Well as you can see I used my Labels Nine Nesties for this simple little card. The stamp set used is called Merry and Bright. My dp is from The Girls Paperie called Tinsel and Twigs. Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler from SU and my ribbon is a silk from May Arts.

So I am sad to say that today will be my last post as a DT member for Little Paper Shop. Due to other personal obligations I needed to step down from the team but I will be sure to be playing along as often as I can with the Monday Challenges.

So head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog, check out the DT samples and see what the prize is for this week. Come and play along. I know you all have all kinds of different die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Skipping Stones Feature Set and Sketch

We have another fun sketch for you this week from Skipping Stones Design and with it we are featuring a gorgeous holiday set called Christmas Swirls. This is a super versatile set that requires no coloring so you can really bang out your holiday cards with ease.

For todays card I pulled out some super old DCWV paper called Luxury Stack. The papers are so elegant and that was the look I was going for this week. My two kraft panels were embossed with two different folders and I pulled everything together with some fabu silk ribbon from May Arts and a pearl center.

Head on over to Skipping Stones Design to check out the sketch for you to play along with this week and dont forget to pick up the Christmas Swirls set while you are over there. It is listed under Seasonal Stamps. Also please leave some love for the rest of the DT. They are listed on my sidebar!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Please share your recipes!!

So glad it is Thursday because then the weekend starts!!! It is starting to get super cold here, well for me atleast. I know I cant even compare to my Canadian friends but along with cold weather comes my desire to cook and bake. Anyone else feel this way?? I have this need to make the house smell warm and cozy all the time. I know I could just light a candle but it is just not the same!!! So I am reaching out to all my blogging friends for your best warm and cozy recipes. Anything good you want to share? Just email me if you could with something yummy!!! akranitz at msn dot com

So onto my card for today. I used a super cute image from Stamping Bella and colored with my copics. My dp is Echo Park and I finished things off with some deep red satin ribbon and some tiny crystals. I am pleased with the way this came out and I hope the recipient likes it too!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thinking of you

Well we are half way through the week....the 3rd of November already and I need to get my tush in gear to get ready for Thanksgiving and Chanukah. Chanukah is so early this year....actually starts on December 2nd so I seriously have less than a month to pull it all together and we are hosting Thanksgiving this year so I better start cleaning the house now!!! LOL....Anyhow, I have been real crafty lately and for todays card I pulled out an older PTI set called Autumn Abundance. I stamped with memento tuxedo black on XPress Bind It paper and colored with my copics. My dp is a mix of some scraps that I found in my stash and my ribbon is from MFT.

Well I am off to catch up on some chores. Thanks for popping in today. Love it when you all visit!!! Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

SSD49

Tuesday means another fabulous sketch challenge from Skipping Stones Design. This week our sketch is being brought to us by the super talented Shannan Tuebner. You can find the sketch here.

For my card I used a really gorgeous set that we will be featuring this month called Christmas Swirls. I stamped the star in Ruby Red ink and cut it out. I added some tiny crystals and stamped the WISH sentiment in the center. My dp is Mitten Weather from Cosmo Cricket and then I added some sheer silver ribbon, three silver brads and a snowflake embellie in the center of the ribbon. And another holiday card for my pile!!!

So come and play along with us this week. Just upload here into Mr Linky or use keyword SSD49 for public galleries. Have fun with this awesome challenge!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Little Paper Shop Monday

Happy Monday. It is going to be a strange week because the kids are off tomorrow so tonight will not be a normal school night and then tomorrow they will probably have a free for all with all of their Halloween Candy before I send the rest into work with hubby and then back to school for a short week. Gotta love it!!! What I don't love is ALL of the solicitation phone calls I am getting for all of the candidates running for office tomorrow. Very annoying in my humble opinion. So enough of my ranting!!! Today is Little Paper Shop Monday and we have a fun challenge for you this week. Buttons and Bows!!! We want to see your bestest cards made with buttons and bows. I know you all can do that!!! Check out the Little Paper Shop blog for all of the deets and to see the rest of the DT creations.

For my card today I used the set Merry and Bright. With my Labels 9 nesties I cut out the cream base and with Desert Sand memento ink stamped the tiny snowflakes all around. The sentiment was stamped with Rich Cocoa. Then for the centers of the flakes I used some gold stickles. My dp is Tinsel and Twigs by Girls Paperie. Ribbon and button were in stash. I really like how this came out and I think I will duplicate it a few times for the holidays. Simple yet elegant right??

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy all of your day!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Fall!!

I am so happy that Fall is here. It happens to be my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather. Cool but not cold, so when I received this stamp from The Rubber Cafe I knew it would make the PERFECT Fall card. I just love how this came out. Simple and just letting the image shine and I live at the beach so this kind of reminds me of beach grass too.
 
The image is called Wheat Circle and is from The Rubber Cafe. I colored with copics and mounted it on a scalloped circle. I chose simple embellies with the linen thread, button and baubles (which I found at my LSS). Now if you are all about the Fall and especially Thanksgiving, head on over to The Rubber Cafe Blog and check out what I created for a Thanksgiving Table. It is pretty neat.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC90

Okay so when I get something new to play with in my craft room I get motivated right?? Dont we all?? Well recently I tried the X Press Bind It Coloring Paper and OMG.....I am in coloring heaven. That is all I have to say. My friend gave me a piece to try and I have used EVERY inch of that paper and am now waiting on an order of my own to come in. All I can say, if you love your copics....you will love them even more with this paper.

So I pulled out a stamp that I ordered a few months ago from The Cats Pajamas called Forget about the cake. I followed Karen Girons Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC90 and paired it all up with some super fun paper from Echo Park. Then I created a simple ribbon and button cluster and called it a day!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 weeks of Mercys Challenges



I am thrilled to have been able to play along with last and this weeks challenges from Mercy Kerin. MTSC96 and MTSC97. For the first one I used an older PTI stamp set called Vintage Picnic and for this week I used a set from There She Goes Stamps called Puppy Love. I colored both images with my copics and all my dp were scraps on my desk so they are a mish mash of a few different designers. Brads are SU, ribbon is from Michaels and that cute crocheted flower was purchased from a talented lady on etsy.

That is all for me today...off to have my hair done. Need a cut and color. Soooo boring just sitting there....I am not one who enjoys sitting in a salon. Weird huh???

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good day!!!

SSD48

Happy Tuesday and with that comes another AWESOME sketch challenge from Skipping Stones Design which has been created for us by Karen Giron. Now I must admit I was alittle intimidated by this sketch when I first saw it but oh my what fun I had when I got started.

For today's card I used two sets from Skipping Stones...Grunge and Cancer Schmancer. I love the way this new set, Grunge, can be used for both feminine and masculine cards. I stamped my images in Real Red ink. My dp is Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twigs....can you say yummy!!!!!( I always have love affairs with new paper and boy am I in love with this new paper!!!!) Then I finished things off with some black rhinestones and a sheer black ribbon and bow.

So please come and play along with us this week. You can be in the running to win a stamp set at half price from Skipping Stones Design.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please leave some love for my DT sisters this week too. They are listed on my sidebar. I have seen their creations and boy will you be inspired!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

Have you ever created a card....loved it when you made it and then when you go to post you think of everything you should have done different. Today is one of those days for me. I had so much fun with today's sketch though from Little Paper Shop. It is an awesome sketch, but I am not loving all the green I used on this card. It just looks washed out to me!!! But to fill you in alittle about it, I used two separate stamp sets from Little Paper Shop, Katie Christmas and Merry and Bright. My dp is Basic Grey and I added a bunch of chocolate pearls that I bought at Michaels and my ribbon and prima are from Michaels also.

As always a prize is up for grabs this week for a random player. Head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog for all the deets and to check out the rest of the DT creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a Happy Monday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Warm Wishes

Hi Everyone. Hope your weekend is off to a great start!! I was doing alittle creating with a new set I received from The Rubber Cafe called Warm Wishes. This is a fun set that can easily create mass amounts of cards for your holiday season. Just by swapping out your ink color and different Designer Paper you can change things up and keeping the layout makes it easy to duplicate.

For todays card I used black ink and my dp is from DCWV. My brads, ribbon and prima were in stash.

Enjoy your day today. I will be back again with some more creations.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Grungy Sketch for You!!!

Hi All!!! It's Tuesday and that means our weekly Tuesday Sketch (SSD47) for you over at Skipping Stones Design. Once again our sketch is brought to us by our Guest Sketch Artist Karen Giron and we have also incorporated a newly released set that you will love called Grunge. You have to check out the fabby backgrounds with this awesome masculine set. And although it leans toward the masculine, you will see alot of feminine cards being made with it from our DT including mine!!!

For todays card I used the woodgrain background stamp on the yellow cardstock and stamped it in versamark so it is a very light texture look IRL. The butterfly and sentiment are from the other newly released set called Cancer Schmancer and don't forget that with the purchase of this set in the month of October, $4 is going to be donated to the Susan B Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.

Please dont forget to check out the rest of the teams creations including our awesome Guests for the month. Here is a rundown for you!!!

SSD – http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
Wendy – http://papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Tammie – http://alwaysinking.blogspot.com/
Shannan – http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/
Lea – http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Karen – http://kgiron.blogspot.com/
Kandi – http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
Jennifer – http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Gladys – http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/
Brenda – http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/
Barb – http://barbsboys123.blogspot.com/
Ann – http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/
Amy – http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/



Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day

Monday, October 18, 2010

LPS Day Two Preview

Day two of Little Paper Shop previews and I have cute little Tyson to share with you today. We also have another prize up for grabs by commenting on everyone's blogs. A $15 Gift Certificate!!! Whoo Hoo!!! So after me you will want to keep going onto Pam's Blog

I stamped Tyson onto white cardstock and colored with copics. My dp is from SU a few years ago called Ski Slope. I stocked up on it and have plenty left!! Hmmm do you see a pattern here??? I hoard Holiday Paper!!!! Anywhoo.....I added three tiny green brads and a gorgeous ribbon with bow and of course I added a bunch of glitter with stickles because today is Monday and our challenge on the LPS Blog is to use glitter.

So enjoy the blog hop and please come play along with our Monday Challenge!!! Have Fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a Happy Monday

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Snowball Fight!!!

Its Sunday Its Sunday!!! I just love Sunday mornings!!! Slow, quiet, big family breakfast. Gotta love it!!! You know what else you are going to love? This months Little Paper Shop Release, and today I get to Preview Lucy Elf to you. Isn't that little Christmas dress adorable!!! I colored Lucy with copics and I used some white fluff for her collar, trim, and pompoms. My dp is last seasons Cosmo Cricket which I have a ton of and good thing because I just love it!!! I then added some tiny crystals around the scallops, a big red bow with a tiny snowflake in the center and a larger crystal in the center of the snowflake. (sorry the quality of the picture is so poor....I dont have great light right now!!)

Today we are playing with a blog hop and yes there is a $10 GC up for grabs so make sure to visit all the DT Girls and leave a comment. You should have come to me from Jennifer. Up next in the line up is our fearless leader Pam!!!

Have a fantastic day and good luck on winning the GC!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

SSD Release, Sketch and Blog Hop

Happy Friday Everyone!! I am so excited to share today's card with you. It is created with a newly released set from Skipping Stones Design called Cancer Schmancer. Fabulous name for a fabulous set. Not only are we previewing the new release, we have a sketch for you this week and a fun Blog Hop too. Not to mention that with every Cancer Schmancer set that is sold $4 will be donated to the Koman Foundation for breast cancer. 

For todays card I pulled out my beloved Girls Paperie paper which I have been hording. I stamped my image with Memento ink and pink marker for the flower. My ribbon was in stash as were my brads. Take a look at that sentiment. Isn't it just in the most gorgeous font!!! I LOVE the font used on this set!!! Head on over to Skipping Stones Design and take a look at the set and the fabulous sketch created by Karen Giron.

Up next on the hop is the super talented Amy Tsuruta. Head on over and check out the gorgeous creation she has for you today.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your weekend!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

LPSC89 Color Challenge

Good Morning!!! Happy Columbus Day!! Kiddlets are home from school today so it will totally throw off my schedule. Love the slower pace when they are home....hate my routine being thrown off. KWIM?? So onto my Little Paper Shop card for you today. We have a really fun color challenge for you. Blue, Chocolate and Yellow. Yummy colors right?? For my card I pulled out my much loved Little Paper Shop sentiment sets called Everyday and I Heart I just love all of the heartfelt sentiments in these sets and of course this tiny whispy flower from the I Heart set which you can barely see in this picture but it is stamped lightly in Memento Dandelion in the background of the sentiment.

So as for everything else on this card. Well, all was in stash so I am not quite sure where they came from but I enjoy the way this came out.

Please come and play along with us this week. You can win a prize of course and what great inspiration these colors are!!! Check out all the deets on The Little Paper Shop Blog along with more eye candy from the rest of the DT.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SSD45 Halloweenie!!!

Hello All!! I am super excited to share my creation with you today. You see, I am not a huge fan of Halloween. I just never really got all the excitement over Halloween cards but today I created what I think is an Elegant Halloween ensemble using a really cute set from Skipping Stones Design called Halloweenie, and being it is Tuesday, we have a Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge for you to play with which was created by our Sketch Guest Karen Giron. I have always loved her sketches and I was thrilled when she was announced as our Guest Sketch Artist for the month of October!!! We are also welcoming a new Guest Designer this month and that is the super talented Shannon Tuebner.

So onto my creation. I stamped the ghost image, cut it out, sponged the edges slightly with plum ink and popped it up on the circle focal panel. My dp was purchased at my LSS and I beleive it was called Heebie Jeebies. Creepy and Elegant at the same time. Then I just wrapped up a few Hershey and Crunch Mini Bars with dp and cardstock and tied a big fun ribbon around then and topped it with a paper prima. Viola!!! I will be making a bunch of these little gifties for a few special people this month!!!

So dont forget to stop by Skipping Stones Design to check out the new Sketch and all the deets for the challenge. Cant wait to see what you come up with!!!! Have a super great day!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

LPSC88

Hi All!!! I hope you had a terrific weekend. The weather here on Long Island has turned cooler. Nice and crisp I should say!!! I happen to prefer the cooler weather so this is great for me.

Today I have my Monday Little Paper Shop card to share with you and we have a fun sketch challenge this week created by Pam Varnell. You can find all the details of the sketch and challenge on the Little Paper Shop Blog. Come and play along with us this week. As always, a prize is up for grabs to one random winner.

For my card today I used the newly released Halloween set called Halloween Cuties. I stamped my image onto white cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is all DCWV Fall Stack. I did some paper piercing around my oval and scallops then I finished this off with four plum colored brads and a paper flower made from fiskar punches and a paper prima in the center. Isn't she just super cute!!!

Dont forget to head over to the Little Paper Shop Blog to check out the sketch, challenge details and ALL the super creations by the rest of the DT.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SSD44

Happy Tuesday to all of my friends. I know I have been MIA for a few days.....life is just getting in my crafting way....Horrible right!!!!! But it is Tuesday and luckily I created my card for today's sketch challenge already. Adorable right???? I used the super MUST HAVE set called Halloweenie from Skipping Stones Design. My dp is DCWV the Fall Stack from last season. You can find this weeks sketch over at Skipping Stones Design. Please come and play along with us!!! It is a great sketch created by the super talented Ashley Cannon Newell. You will love it!!! When uploading your card use keywork SSD44 for this week.

So yes, life has been kicking my butt lately. Started with my grandmother passing away and then a week later a good friend lost her father. My husband needs back surgery again and I am taking my daughter to the Orthopedist tomorrow for an xray on a possible broken finger. This, after she makes the swim team and I spend a truck load of money on equipment for her.....so yes....crafting and blogging have been a bit behind but I do miss all of you and I will be back in the next few days!!! Hang in there with me!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are enjoying your week.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blogs for Boobies....FINAL DAY OF AUCTION!!!

Today is the last day for all of our wonderful designers who participated to accept offers on their super gorgeous cards. Please bid generously on something that you love!! ALL proceeds will go directly to the Susan G Koman Foundation. This is the card I have up for auction. The highest bid right now is at $10.00. Lets see how high we can get that today!!!! To see all the particulars about the process see my post here.



************PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND BID GENEROUSLY****THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT*********************

For your convenience here is the master list of bloggers for you to take a final look at!!!

Day 1 participants:


Heather Engebretson - http://skippingstonesdesign.blogspot.com/

Barb Turpin - http://barbsboys123.blogspot.com/

Becky Olsen - http://lifeasathreeleggeddog.blogspot.com/

Megan Hoeppner - http://meganhoeppner.blogspot.com/

Kim Kesti - http://kimberlykesti.typepad.com/

Ashley Cannon Newell - http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/

Angela Thomas - http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/

Ann Kranitz - http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/

Shannan Teubner - http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/

Belinda Chang Langer - http://cadnileb.blogspot.com/

Brenda Weaver - http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/

Jennifer Ingle - http://justjingle.blogspot.com/

Teresa Kline - http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/

Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

Jodi Collins - http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/





Day 2 participants:

Kim Hughes - http://paperhugs.typepad.com/paper_hugs/

Kandi Phillips - http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/

Sharon Harnist – http://paperfections.typepad.com/

Amy Sheffer – http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Buck – http://www.thebuckstampshere.blogspot.com/

Amy Tsuruta - http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/

Tammie Beaton - http://alwaysinking.blogspot.com/

Rae Barthel – http://simplyrae.blogspot.com/

Wendy Jordan - http://papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/

Sarah Martina Parker - http://sarahmartina.com/blog/

Lea Lawson - http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/

Teri Anderson - http://terisplace.wordpress.com/

Deb Felts – http://withastampandasong.blogspot.com/

Kimberly Crawford - http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/

Gladys Chia - http://www.gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/

Jen del Muro - http://iheart2stamp.com/

Maile Belles - http://mailebelles.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sketch #43 Skipping Stones

Hi and Happy Tuesday. I am back today with another awesome Tuesday sketch from Skipping Stones Design created this month by Ashley Cannon Newell. Along with the sketch, I am using a newly released set by Skipping Stones Design called Wisemen. It is absolutely beautiful as you can see here.

For today's card I stamped my image onto cardstock in brown memento ink. The North star was cut out and popped up on dimensionals. My ribbon was in stash and my border punch is fiskars. This gorgeous paper that I have used is from SU. I think it was two years ago but I loved it and stocked up on it and love that I can still play with it.

Why dont you play along with us this week. Head over to Skipping Stones Design, check out the sketch and while there you can check out this new awesome set called Wisemen which is now available for sale. Thanks so much for stopping by today and if you can, go check out the rest of the DT creations for today. They are amazing eye candy!!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm here for you

Happy Monday to you all!!! A very good friend of mine lost her father this past week and I needed a sympathy card.  Thank goodness for my DT sister Allison over at Little Paper Shop who created this awesome sketch that I was able to follow to create my card.

I used two separate sets today. Butterflies was used for the dragonfly, and Topiary was used for the sentiment. My dp is Cosmo Cricket's Wanted. Cardstock is chocolate chip and Always Artichoke and then I finished this card off with some golden brown sheer ribbon and tiny shimmery chocolate pearls.

Do you want to win a prize this week? Head on over to the Little Paper Shop blog, check out the sketch and play along with us!!! One random winner will be chosen. HAVE FUN!!! While you are over there you can check out the wonderful creations by the rest of the DT.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a good beginning to the week!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1st Annual "Blogs 4 Boobies blog hop!!!

 Hi Everyone!!! I am so pleased and proud to be working with Skipping Stones Design to bring you the 1st Annual Blogs 4 Boobies Blog Hop. All of the details you will need are below but in a nutshell, I am auctioning off the card you see here today and 100% of the profit will be going to breast cancer research through the Susan G Komen Foundation. PLEASE help us make this a super successful fundraiser and place a bid. Keep checking to make sure you have not been outbid!!!! Thanking you so much in advance!!!! You all rock and I know this will be a huge success. Below the instructions you will find the hop order. You should have come to me via the fabulous  Angela Thomas and now you are headed to the extremely talented Shannan Teubner.

So go hopping, place bids and check out the Skipping Stones Design Website. This months release is available now. Bras 2 and Wisemen. You will also want to check out the FABULOUS sketch for the week which was created by our guest Ashley Cannon Newell. It is SSD42. Okay now here are all the deets you will need to know to place an order or bid:

*********Thank You for you Support****************

Welcome to the 1st annual "Blogs 4 boobies" blog bounce(hop)!

We are so glad that you joined us today. This is a very special hop because every card/project that is show here in the "Blogs 4 Boobies" blog bounce is up for auction! We are teaming up with Skipping Stones Design to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
There are 2 ways that you can help!
1. Go shopping! For every stamp set that you purchase during Sept 15th through the 23rd Skipping Stones Design will donate $2 to the Komen Foundation. Stamping and shopping that you can feel good about !
2. Bid! If you see a card or a project along the hop that you like bid on it in the comment section of the blog post. See how to place a bid for more detailed instructions. If you are the highest bidder September 23rd 8:00 p.m. mountain time then you WIN the card/project that you bid on.



"How to place a bid"
Step #1
Find the comment section of the blog that shows the "Blogs 4 boobies" card or project that you want to buy. *Please note you may only bid on the card/project shown in the specific "blogs 4 boobies" post. *Any bids not placed on the correct post will be considered invalid.
Step #2
Once you are in the "blogs 4 boobies" comment section fill in the dollar and cents amount of what you are willing to pay for the card/project.
Step #3
Next to your $ bid please type in your email address. During a silent auction bidders sign their name next to their bid. typing your email address is the electronic equivalent of signing your bid. Also it will help the blogger contact you if you are the highest bidder.
Step #4
Watch and wait.
Once you have entered your bid/comment sit back and wait. If someone out bids you then you may bid again. Bidding will continue until 8:00 p.m. Mountain time September 23rd

* Please note that the participating stampers/bloggers will probably re-post their Blogs 4 Boobies card/project on the 23rd of September. If/when the blogger re-post their project then the bidding will continue on the NEWEST post and that comment section.


"What do I do once I place a bid"
Watch and Wait
The "Winner of the Auction" Will be the highest bid (that includes an email address)in the comment section of the MOST RECENT blogs 4 boobies post as of 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time on September 23rd

Things to keep in mind:
Near the end of the bidding you may not see bids as they come in. Most blog have a comment feature where the blogger must approve comments before they are published. So bid high. You might have the highest bid that is published, but someone might have outbid you in an unpublished comment/bid.

Heather Engebretson - http://skippingstonesdesign.blogspot.com/
Barb Turpin - http://barbsboys123.blogspot.com/
Becky Olsen - http://lifeasathreeleggeddog.blogspot.com/
Megan Hoeppner - http://meganhoeppner.blogspot.com/
Kim Kesti - http://kimberlykesti.typepad.com/
Ashley Cannon Newell - http://ashleynewell.blogspot.com/
Angela Thomas - http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/
Ann Kranitz - http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/ <<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>
Shannan Teubner - http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/
Belinda Chang Langer - http://cadnileb.blogspot.com/
Brenda Weaver - http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/
Jennifer Ingle - http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Teresa Kline - http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price - http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Jodi Collins - http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 13, 2010

LPS Preview Day 2

Day two of this months Little Paper Shop Previews and today we are showing you a new set called Halloween Cuties through our blog hop. We also have our weekly Monday challenge today. A color challenge for you. Orange, Purple and green  If you came here from Allisons blog you are in the right spot and after me you will head over to Silvias blog.

With Halloween just around the corner this set will surely become a fav for all of YOUR Halloween Cuties. Today I paper pieced the pumpkin costume for this little one and colored the rest of her with my copics. I used some Halloween paper scraps from my pile, added a sheer black ribbon bow and 3 tiny black brads. I am so pleased with how this came out and I know just the little trick or treater to give it to.

Here is the blog hop order for you to follow. You must take a look at the rest of the DT creations. They are fantastic!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.

Cheryl
Joy
Jennifer
Allison
Ann
Silvia
Sparkle
Pam 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

LPS Sneak Peaks


Yay, sneak peaks from Little Paper Shop. I am so excited to show you the first of two this month. This little cutie is called Tyson Present. Oh my goodness....how excited must Tyson be to receive such a LARGE present!!! I decided to make my card into a Christmas card but obviously this can be used for birthdays too.

I paper pieced with some new yummy Cosmo Cricket and colored the rest of him with my copics. I created a very simple layout with Cosmo Cricket again and then embellished with a big red bow and some tiny red crystals.

Tyson will be available for sale this Tuesday along with another set that I will be back to show you tomorrow.

Dont forget to head over to the Little Paper Shop Blog to see all the other wonderful previews of this set by the rest of the DT.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Boo'ing you with SSSC84

When I saw Karen Girons Sweet Sunday Sketch this week, SSSC84, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. Skipping Stones Design has this adorable Halloween stamp set called Halloweenie and it includes this sweet little poem on my card today,  that you can send to a friend with goodies, anonymously. I created a bunch of them in kind of like an ATC format for my kids friends and I will go around at the beginning of October and give them out hoping that other people will play along for the month of October.

I started by stamping my poem onto cardstock and then lightly stamping the ghost in the background. Then I stamped the witches hat four times, colored with my copics and cut them out to pop up on dimensionals. My border punch is fiskars and all cardstock is SU. Then I embellished the bottom border with tiny purple crystals. I just love the way these turned out. I now have to go get some goodies and get ready for the October games to begin!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pick me up with MTSC90

You know I just love Mercys Tuesday Sketches. I dont get to play along as much lately but I just had to this week because I had the perfect stamp to go with an awesome sketch. The sketch is MTSC90 and I used a new to be released set from Skipping Stones Design called Bras 2. This set will be released on the 15th so keep your eyes posted for more goodies with this set!!

I started by stamping my image onto my dp and cardstock and cut them both out to pop up in the center panel. My dp is from The Girls Paperie which I bought on ebay because I could not find an online store anywhere that sold it. It is so very pretty and feminine. LOVE IT!!! I embellished this card with a bunch of bright pink crystals from Michaels and three bright pink paper primas, also from Michaels. The embossing folder I used is called Polka Dots.

I am so sorry for the poor lighting on my picture. It is a bit cloudy here today so I am not getting the pretty vibrant colors in the picture that I want to.

Thanks bunches for stopping in today. I love visitors. I wish I could make all of you a cup of coffee and hang out and craft with you!!! Enjoy your day!!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jumping on the Holiday Bandwagon

I have seen so many gorgeous Holiday cards being made and I just could not get into yet...not until I received some GORGEOUS Chanukah stamps from The Rubber Cafe. The set I used today is called Celebrating the Festival of Lights. It comes with this stunning menorah and 5 different dreidels and sentiments to go along with them. 10 stamps in all.

For todays card I went with the Menorah stamp and colored it in with my copics and a glitter pen. My dp is sooo super old and is from K and Company but it worked just perfect for this card. I embossed the grey panel on the card with my new Polka Dots embossing folder and added three silver brads for some embellishment. Simple yet elegant. I like it...hope you do too.

My kids went back to school today. It is crazy because today was the first day and then they are off Thurs and Friday for the Jewish Holidays.....it is just a tease day!!! LOL.....

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your day!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hoppy Birthday!!!

I am so excited to post my card today. It is my first official post as a Stamp Tramp for Skipping Stones Design and today is our weekly Tuesday Sketch challenge SSD41. For todays card I used the super cute set from Skipping Stones Designs called Gray Hares. OMG this set is real cute and super funny.

I started by stamping my image in Memento Black and colored it with my copics. My dp is Cosmo Cricket Togetherness. My ribbon was in my stash and I finished this card off with a bunch of red crystals. I just love the way this came out.

Wanna play along? Just head over to Skipping Stones and check out the sketch. Then for further inspiration, you must check out the rest of the DT's creations. You can find everyone listed on my sidebar. You will be super motivated. Trust me!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. Have a great beginning of the week.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sorry so late!!!

Yup....the three day weekend messed me up and I am sorry. I was sitting here thinking....HMMMM I need to figure out which card to post today and then it dawned on me that it is Monday and my LPS Challenge card SHOULD have been posted ALREADY....So sorry for the delay.

Today our challenge is to create a CAS card. Yup thats what I said. I know I know....I had a real tough time with this also. CAS is just not me as far as card making goes. I am a layers and layers kinda girl, but I went with white on white and a very simple stamped image and sentiment from I heart and added a tiny little red bow for a little pop.

As always there is a prize up for the winner of this weeks challenge. Go head over to the Little Paper Shop Blog for more info and to check out the CAS interpretations of the rest of the team.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fruity kind of day!!

Hi everyone!!! I have another card for you today made with a new set that will be released soon by The Rubber Cafe. It is a great set filled with fruity sentiments and fruit slices. Lots of fun!!!

I colored my image with my copics but I have to say that my apple looks alittle wonky in this picture. The colors are not coming out right. So I colored and then cut out with my circle and scalloped circle nesties. My paper is a mix of scraps from my desk which I have mentioned I am trying to make my way through. Then I stamped my sentiment onto a spellbinders tag and tucked a ribbon on the end with linen thread. I was trying to go for a bit of a rustic feel. Hope you like!!!

We are expecting the tail end of Hurricane Earl to make its way into our town tomorrow so I will have a full day of crafting ahead of me. YAY!!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.