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


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!!!!