Thursday, October 30, 2008

Prettie Thursday!!!

Bet you thought I forgot about Prettie Thursday, huh?!?!? Nope, just been super busy and haven't had much time to blog or create. Now let's get on to the card, shall we?!?! This is a pretty bad picture, but hopefully I can get a better one tomorrow. I know these papers look familiar...I used them on my last card. They were still sitting on my craft table so I grabbed them and got to work.

This card is pretty simple. I really think these mittens are super cute from the Snowflake Kisses stamp set. I added liquid applique to the top part of the mittens...looks really cute IRL. Sorry this post is short and quick I really need to get some rest, but not before I share a few things with interested?!?!

How would you like to be Paper Pretties Cutie Pie? I thought you would!! All you have to do is make a card using your Paper Pretties stamps and upload it to the Cutie Pie Contest gallery on the Paper Pretties forum, and Christie will chose a winner from the entries. Besides being able to call yourself a Cutie Pie, you will also win the entire release!! You have until October 31st at 8pmCST to get your entries in!! Good luck!!

Also, on Saturday, November 1st, Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 7pm CST and will last until 10. We will be issuing a challenge every hour so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing 4 new sets and the Angel Wings Sophia stamp. Hope to see you there!!

And one more thing, you have until October 31st at midnight to get signed up for the Stamp of the Month Club and get the Trim the Tree Sophia stamp before it is officially released in cool is that?!?! So whatcha waiting for...go sign up!!! :D

Well thanks so much for stopping by and I hope everyone has a Spooktacular Halloween tomorrow!!! :D

Stamps: Snowflake Kisses (Paper Pretties) Paper: Just Chillin (CTMH) Ink: Copics & Brilliance Graphite Black Accents: Liquid Applique, White Gel Pen, Silver Brads, Circle Nesties, White Twill Ribbon & Pop Dots, Snowflake Punch

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Prettie Saturday!!!

Hey there, Happy Saturday!!! :D I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weekend!!! :D We are about to head out to my nephew's first soccer game so I gotta make this quick! I'm so sorry I didn't post on Prettie Thursday, so I hope this will do! :D I wasn't too sure about this card, but the more I look at it the more I love it!!! :D I used the super cute Trim the Tree Sophia who is the November Stamp of the month!!! I paired her with my Just Chillin papers from CTMH, not your traditional Christmas colors, but I love it! :D I also used last weeks sketch challenge over on the Prettie Forum that the fabulous Danielle made, isn't it great?!?! :D I'm sure I'll be using this sketch again soon! :D

Stamps: Trim the Tree Sophia (Paper Pretties) Paper: Just Chillin dp & CTMH CS Ink: Copics Accents: Silver Brads (CTMH), Mat Pack & Piercer, Snowflake Punch & White Twill (Martha Stewart), Corner Rounder & Jewel Brads (Making Memories)

Well I'm sorry this post is short and quick, but I have to finish getting ready to head out! I hope to be back later today with some more creations, so stay tuned! :D Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Happy Stamping!!! :D

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are you tired yet...

Of all my Bella cards?!?! Well I have a couple more to show you tonight and I hope to finish the rest before Sparkle decides to draw a name...YIKES!!! :D This card is for Bella & Sketch Challenge #44. Sparkle chose the colors Clover Meadow, Star Spangled Blue, Sunflower & Holiday Red. Before I even looked at the sketch, I had colored all of Superbella and was so crushed that I had to punch her out! Oh well, next time I'll just have to pay more attention.

Stamps: Superbella (Stamping Bella) & Say It in Style (CTMH) Paper: Clover Meadow, Star Spangled Blue, Sunflower, Holiday Red & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: CTMH Markers & Brilliance Graphite Black Ink Accents: White Daisy Bigger Brads (CTMH), CB Houndstooth, Cirlce Nesties, Mat Pack & Piercer, Ghost Stars (Heidi Swapp) & Pop Dots

I colored Superbella with my copics and punched her out using my nesties. I also punched out two more circles in Sunflower CS and embossed them. I added some ghost stars to my Sunflower circles attaching them with White Daisy Bigger Brads. On the Star Spangled Blue CS I embossed it with the Houndstooth CB folder...I really love this folder! :D I then attached the blue panels with White Daisy Bigger Brads and pop dotted my circles on top....easy peasy! :D

My next card is for Bella Color & Sketch Challenge #45. Sparkle choses the colors Twilight, Cranberry, Crystal Blue & Grey Wool. I really, really loved these colors!!! :D I decided to use Lattebella for this one. These colors seemed so perfect for the Holiday season, they just make me want to snuggle up with some hot chocolate! :D It's a pretty basic sketch, I did a little embossing using the Textile Texture CB folder and layering a piece of polka dot dp on it. Did some piercing and added some silver brads. I colored bella with my copics and used my rectangle nesties for the Silver Shimmery paper, and then tied some white twill around it and I was done! :D I didn't know what sentiment to use so I left it off, I'm sure I will find something perfect for it later! :D

Stamps: Lattebella (Stamping Bella) Paper: Red Polka Dot dp (Unknown) & CTMH CS Ink: Copics, CTMH Markers & Brilliance Graphite Black Ink Accents: Silver Brads (CTMH), White Twill Ribbon (Martha Stewart), Mat Pack & Piercer, Rectangle Nesties, CB Textile Texture & Pop Dots

Well I'm off to do more stamping, enjoy your evening!!! :D

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bella Color & Sketch Challenge #43

Hey there! I have another Bella challenge to show you tonight! For this color challenge Sparkle chose the colors Desert Sand, Black, Petal & Smokey Plum. I really wasn't sure what to do with these colors, but I figured it out and I really like the results.

Stamps: Daisybella (Stamping Bella) & Say It in Style (CTMH) Paper: Enchanted Dp (CTMH) & Desert Sand, Black, Petal & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Mat Pack & Piercer, Black Pearls (Kaiser), Corner Rounder, Black Gingham Ribbon (Ribbon FX) & Pop Dots

I inked up Daisybella for this challenge with Brilliance Graphite Black stamped her onto White Daisy CS. I colored her with my copics and layered her on a piece of Petal CS. I then paper pieced around my image and added black pearls to each corner and center of the flower. Next I worked on my base which is a standard piece of Desert Sand CS. I then cut out a piece of Black CS and used my corner rounder to make scallops and used my piercer to make holes in the scallops. Next I layered a piece of Enchanted dp onto my Black CS and I also tied some Black Gingham ribbon around it before I taped it to my base. The final touch was to pop dot my image to my base and then I added a 1/2" circle underneath the top left hand corner of my image. I pierced around my cirlce, but you just can't see it in the pic.

Well I'm off to finish more challenges!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Evening!!! :D

Bella Color & Sketch Challenge #42

Hey there, hope all is well with everyone! :D I had time to work on another Bella Color Challenge #42 and decided to match it with the sketch challenge as well. For this challenge Sparkle chose the colors Cocoa, Star Spangled Blue, Topiary and Sweet Leaf.

Stamps: Chefabella (Stamping Bella) & Say It in Style (CTMH) Paper: Cocoa, Topiary, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy & Star Spangled Blue CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: CTMH Buttons, Green Lace Ribbon (May Arts), CB Swiss Dots, Pop Dots, Mat Pack & Piercer, Staples & Colonial White Waxy Flax (CTMH)

I decided I would use Chefabella for this challenge. I've had her for a while, but this is the first time she's been inked (gasp!) LOL!!! :D I am really pleased with how this card turned out! I had my doubts at first, because I wasn't too sure about the colors, but I just rolled with it and think she came out great!!!:D Well I'm not gonna go too into detail with this one as I'm still trying to catch up on the challenges!!! But if you have any questions, just ask!!! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great evening!!! :D

Happy Stamping!!! :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bella Color & Sketch Challenges 23 & 41

Hey there! I've been trying to catch up on the Bella Color challenges!!! Sparkle has done 30 Color exciting!!! :D So here are Color & Sketch Challenges 23 & 41. I thought I would pair the sketch challenges with my cards as well, Jamie always has fabulous sketches!!! :D

First is Bella Color and Sketch Challenge #23. Sparkle chose the colors Clover Meadow, Hevenly Blue & Star Spangled Blue. My card is pretty basic, not much going on since it's a guy card and I didn't want it to be too froo-froo! :D I used my new Houndstooth CB folder for this card and I really, really like it! :D

Stamps: Beerafella (Stamping Bella) & Annotations (CTMH) Paper: Clover Meadow, Heavenly Blue, Star Spangled Blue & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Silver Brads (CTMH) & CB Houndstooth

Stamps: Eloise Greengrass (Stamping Bella) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Sorbet, Buttercup, White Daisy & Baby Pink CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Silver Brads (CTMH), Mat Pack & Piercer, Ghost Flower (Heidi Swapp), Polka Dot Ribbon (American Crafts) & CB Swiss Dots & Floral Fantasy

Next is Bella Color and Sketch Challenge #41. Sparkle chose the colors Sorbet, Buttercup & Baby Pink. I used Eloise Greengrass for this challenge. I colored her with copics and I used two CB folders for this one, Swiss Dots & Floral Fantasy. I also added one of my favorite embellies at the moment, a ghost flower from Heidi Swapp and some ribbon from American Crafts...yummy! :D

Well that's it for right now! I hope to be back with more challenges, so stay tuned!!! :D

Have a Great day!!!:D

Saturday, October 18, 2008

And the Winner is...

Hey there, Happy Saturday Morning! Our morning has been super busy!!! We woke up at 5am and hit the ground running!!! We went to eat breakfast, took my car for an oil change, took clothes to the cleaners, put a load of clothes to wash and cleaned house...WHEW!!!

I'm sorry I don't have anything new to show you right now, I haven't been feeling the best lately so no stamping time for me. Hopefully today I can get some Bella Challenges done & posted, we'll see!!! :D But I do have the winner of the Blog Candy, and the winner is Vicki!!!

Vicki said...
Favorite holiday is definitely Christmas! I love everything about it~the music, the decorations, the family, the snow, and especially the meaning of it all.What a great package of blog candy! You are so sweet and generous!

Congratulations Vicki, email me your addy and I will get your goodies out right away!!! :D Thanks to everyone who participated, I really appreciate it!!! :D

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a Fabulous Weekend!!! :D I'll try and be back later with some Bella cards!!! :D

Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Prettie Thursday!!!

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Hey there, it's another Prettie Thursday!!! :D I have a great card to show you today using a sketch challenge Created by Courtney. This is my first time ever doing one of her challenges. I really liked the sketch so I thought I would give it a try!!! :D

Stamps: Flutter By (Paper Pretties) Paper: October Afternoon Dp & CTMH CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: CB Swiss Dots, Paper Piercer, Olive Brads, Heidi Swapp Ghost Flower, Black Sugar Coated Brad (Doodlebug) & Black Gingham Ribbon (Ribbon FX)

I wasn't sure what I was gonna do first, but I did know I wanted to use this FABulous October Afternoon dp I found at my LSS. So I pulled my colors from there and got to work!!! :D I started with my base first which is a piece of Black TCS. I then layered a piece of Sunflower TCS and then a piece of Breeze CS that I ran through my CB using the Swiss Dots folder. I'm so glad I still have some of that Breeze CS left as it is being retired! (sigh!) Next I tied some black gingham ribbon to the bottom of my card and went ahead and used my corner rounder to make the scallops on my delish dp! :D Next I got to work on my image. I just love Sophia and this stamp was the first Prettie stamp I owned so I tend so show her alot of love!!! :D I stamped Sophia with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink onto White Daisy CS. I colored her in with my Copics, but to tell you the truth I had the hardest time coloring her. I wasn't sure what color her dress should be, what color the butterfly should be...yada, yada, yada! LOL!!! :D But I figured it out and I think she came out great! :D For a little sparkle, I used my Copic Spica Glitter pen on the butterfly, the flower and her jewerly. I then layered her on a piece of Black TCS and stamped Happy Birthday in the bottom left hand corner. Next I went to piercing and added two small olive brads to the top of my mage. I am so "in love" right now with these Heidi Swapp Ghost images that I had to add one to this card too! I added a daisy and used a suger coated black brad from Dooglebug to add it to my image...cute, huh?!?! :D

A few things before I head out! Head on over to the Paper Pretties site where you'll find that Christie has 40% off everything PINK in honor of Breat Cancer Awareness Month for the entire month of October!!! And while your there, check out Paper Pretties newest release Pick of the Patch. Cooper is adorable and you will absolutely love him!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mojo Monday Sketch #56 A Day Late...

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Well this is my first time attempting to do one of Julee's Mojo Monday sketches. I've always seen them, but just never made time. I had some time today because I left work early to go to the dentist. That was no fun, the dentist had to numb me three times to do a filling...NOT FUN!!! :( Anyway I came home and got right to work on this great sketch! :D

Stamps: Penny Black Snowman Paper: Be Merry (My Mind's Eye) & CTMH Crystal Blue, Tulip, White Daisy & Baby Pink CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Silver Brads (Paper Studio), Pink Ribbon (May Arts), Paper Piercer, Cirlce Nesties, Pop Dots, & CB Swiss Dots

I have a few new things I was working with today!!! I got this new cute Penny Black Snowman stamp at HL. I'd been eyeing it for a while now and when this weeks coupon was 40% off, I just had to get it!!! I am also using my new My Mind's Eye paper called Be Merry!!! This paper is so much fun I can't wait to make more cards with it!!! :D Well let's get to the deets of the card, shall we?!?! I started by inking my snowman in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and stamped it on White Daisy CS. I then used my copics to color him in. Next I worked on my standard base using Tulip CS. I then layered it with a piece of Baby Pink and Crystal Blue CS and my Be Merry Dp! I pierced around the edge of the Crystal Blue CS and the dp and added some big Silver Brads to the corners. Next I took my image and layered it with the same colors as my base and pierced, added smaller brads to the corners of my image and added a small Heidi Swapp Ghost Star to the top left corner of my image. Next I cut a circle out of Sweet Leaf CS using my Nesties and then ran the cirlce through my CB using the Swiss Dots Folder and taped it to my base. In the blog candy I am giving away this lovely pink lace ribbon. I also bought some for myself and thought it would perfect with this card. So I stapled it onto my base and pop dotted my image on top! This card took me a while to make (I'm ashamed to admit it), but it did. The sketch was easy, it was just getting all the details right!!! :D Anywho, I love it and I hope you do too! :D

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great evening!!! I'm off to make some more cards!!! :D Take care!!!

Have a Fabulous Evening!!! :D

Monday, October 13, 2008


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Good evening!!! If you were off for Columbus Day I hope you enjoyed your time off!!! I on the other hand had to work today but got off an hour early so it wasn't too bad!!! LOL!!! :D I got home and my hubby said he would cook dinner so that gave me some time to work on some cards!!! I am still stuck on making Halloween cards so here is another with the stamps my SIL bought for me! :D

Stamps: Unknown Paper: Black TCS, My Mind's Eye dp, & Hydrangea & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Copics, Brilliance Graphite Black & White Daisy Ink (CTMH) Accents: Heidi Swapp Ghost Star, Orange Bigger Brad (CTMH), Paper Piercer, Coluzzle, CB Swiss Dots, Pop Dots & Black Gingham Ribbon (Ribbon FX)

For this card I decided to give Beate's Weekend Sketch a try and I'm so glad I did!!! :D I started by stamping my image in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink onto White Daisy CS. I colored this super cute ghost with my copics and cut him out and put him to the side to work on my base. My base is a 5" x 10" piece of Black TCS folded in half. I then used my Coluzzle to make the big orange circle from some My Mind's Eye dp that I got from my LSS. I then used my Coluzzle again to cut out a piece of Hydrangea CS. I ran it through my CB using the Swiss Dots folder and distressed the circle a little with my scissors and taped them both to my base. Next I paper pieced around my circles and added a Heidi Swapp Ghost Star with an Orange Bigger Brad in the middle. I then pop dotted my image on top of the Hydrangea circle and added some black gingham ribbon. I wasn't going to add a sentiment, but I decided to add BOO! in White Daisy Ink and I think it came out cute!!! :D

Well thanks for stopping by today!!! I'm off to work on some more cards and watch Dancing w/ the Stars!!! :D Tomorrow I go to the dentist so I want to get as much done today in case I don't feel up for it tomorrow...WISH ME LUCK!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Evening! :D

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trick or Treat!!!

Hey there, hope you're enjoying your Sunday afternoon. Tomorrow is Columbus Day and I wish I was off from work! (OK, I'll stop whining now!) Well yesterday my niece whose five came to visit for a while and the first thing she asked me was "Auntie can we make a card?" She really knows how to pull my heart strings!!! :D My SIL had gotten me these Halloween stamps by Paper Studio a couple of weeks ago, so I pulled them out and we got to work.

Stamps: Paper Studio Paper: My Minds Eye & CTMH CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Ink & Copics Accents: Orange Bigger Brad & Liquid Glass (CTMH), Paper Piercer, Green Polka Dot Ribbon, Circle & Scalloped Circle Punch (Paper Studio), Pop Dots

I thought this spider was the cutest thing so I quickly got to work with him. I stamped my spider with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink and stamped him onto White Daisy CS. I then colored him with my copics. I know spiders aren't purple, but I couldn't resist. Plus when I colored him black you couldn't see his nose and that cute little smile, so purple it was!!! :D I then layered him onto a piece of Orange CS that I stamped out of my scalloped circle punch and added some liquid glass to make his hat shiny and put him aside to dry. Next I worked on my base. It's a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of White Daisy CS folded in half. I then layered a piece of Hydrangea CS and then a piece of Mind Minds Eye Dp to the top part of my card that I got from my LSS. It's super glittery and looks way cuter IRL. To the bottom part of my card I added a piece of super glittery black polka dot dp that I absolutely had to have when I saw it and added a piece of green polka dot ribbon to pull the two together! :D Once my image was dry I pop dotted it onto my base and worked on the sentiment. This sentiment comes from the stamps my SIL got me and I thought it went perfect! I stamped Trick or Treat with Brilliance Graphite Black Ink onto White Daisy CS. I then layered it onto a piece of Hydrangea CS and added an Orange Bigger Brad and I was done! :D

Well if you're off tomorrow for the holiday, hope it's a great one! :D Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to sign up for the blog candy give away! :D

Have a Fabulous Evening!!! :D

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blog Candy, Blog Candy, Blog Candy!!!

Hey there, hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far!!! :D I haven't done too much today, just been lounging around and searching through iTunes for some music!!! :D I did get a chance to go to one of my favorite scrapbooking stores this morning and I picked up some great things!!! :D I would have liked to put everything in the store in my basket, but I don't think that would have gone over well with my hubby!!! LOL!!! :D

Well as promised it's time for some BLOG CANDY...whose ready?!?! While I was away during Hurricane Ike my blog passed 20K hits!!! Thanks to everyone who has supported me and continues to read my blog. Without my fabulous readers none of this is possible and so to Thank You I picked out some blog candy I hope you will like!!!

- 5 sheets of Scenic Route Paper
- 1 pkg. of Brown Thickers (Chit Chat Puffy)
- 2 yds. of May Arts Ribbon (Pink & Green)
- 1 bag of Creative Cafe Buttons (Asst.)

All you have to do to win the candy is leave a comment and tell me what your favorite holiday is (since there are 3 holidays fastly approaching) and why? You will have till Friday @ Midnight to leave a comment, and on Saturday I will have my hubby draw the winner's name. Good luck ladies and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me great all are the best!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Prettie Thursday!!!

Happy Thursday!!! :D We are having the most fabulous weather here in Houston. I just {heart} cool, crisp mornings! :D Mornings I can straighten my hair and it won't frizz up!!! LOL!!! :D Well yesterday was a pretty sad day for me. Since Hurricane Ike I haven't been back to work in Galveston, but yesterday I got to go back and work there for the day and I just couldn't believe the destruction as I drove in. I mean you see things on TV, but it just doesn't prepare you for the real thing. My heart was saddened and I hope they can get things back to normal soon!!!

Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet (Paper Pretties) Paper: Evensong Dp & Cranberry, Sorbet, White Daisy & Olive CS (CTMH) Ink: Copics & Brilliance Graphite Black Ink Accents: White Daisy Bigger Brads (CTMH) Felt Flower, Mat Pack & Piercer & CB Swiss Dots

Well let's get on with my card, shall we?!?! I had my Evensong paper still sitting on my table and thought it would be cute paired with Sweets for the Sweet! :D I used a sketch that Danielle challenged us to use about two weeks ago...I guess better late than never, right?!?! I loved this sketch so I just had to do it and I thought it would be a great card to send with some Christmas goodies!!! It's a square card, go figure and I used Cranberry CS as my base. I then added a 1/4" smaller piece of Sorbet CS that I ran through my CB using the Swiss Dots folder, and used the reverse side and adhered it to my base. Next I placed two different squares of dp down and started working on my image. I just love this super cute image!!! I colored it with my copics pulling the colors from my paper. Next I layered my image onto a piece of Olive CS and stamped the sentiment in Brilliance Graphite Black Ink under my image. I then paper pieced around the image and added a pretty red felt flower. Once my image was pop dotted onto my base I added two White Daisy brads and called it done! :D It's pretty simple but I think it's missing something, maybe I should add some ribbon?!?! Well that's it for today, thanks so much for stopping by!!! But you'll want to stay tuned because I feel some blog candy comin' on!!! LOL!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Fall...

Happy Wednesday!!! :D So glad the weekend is almost here. I know I say that all the time but I really look forward to the weekends!!! :D Well last night I was able to get a few things done stamping wise! I made two cards, but I will show you the other tomorrow! :D I really, really like how this card came out. I'm really not into fall colors but I really like these colors together!!! :D I used a stamp set that I've had for a months and it hadn't seen ink yet. I used the Growing in Unity set from Unity Stamps. I love this tree and it's the main reason why I bought this set, so I was super glad I got to ink it up!

Stamps: Growing in Unity (Unity Stamps), Say It In Style & Sans Alpha (CTMH) Paper: Enchanted DP & Barn Red TCS, Pansy Purple TCS & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Autumn Terracotta & Olive (CTMH) Accents: Pewter Spiral Clip, Pewter Brads & Olive Grosgrain Ribbon (CTMH), Kaiser Pearls & Pop Dots

My base is a 5" x 10 1/2" piece of Barn Red TCS. I know, weird card size, but when I was cutting my dp I forgot to move the base and I cut into it, so I had to trim it. Anywho, I used a piece of Enchanted dp that I've had for over a year and this is the first time I've used it...I know shame, shame, shame! LOL!!! :D Next I worked on my image. I love the tree in this set, it looks so whimsical to me!!! So I inked it up with Autumn Terracotta Ink and stamped it onto a piece of White Daisy CS. I then layered my tree onto a piece of Pansy Purple TCS and lightly distressed the edges with my scissors. Next I found these Kaiser pearls that I've been hoarding and thought they would look perfect on the tree and IMHO I think they do! :D Next I added a pewter spiral clip to the top left corner with some Olive Grosgrain Ribbon attached to it. For my sentiment I used a couple of stamp sets to make it work. I stamped Happy Fall in Olive ink and added some pewter brads to each end. I then pop dotted the image to my base and called it done!!! :D

Wow, I was pretty long winded today! If you're still with me, Thank You! :D I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping! Come back and visit me tomorrow for something prettie! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

Monday, October 6, 2008

Evensong Gift Card...

Happy Monday Everyone!!! I hope you all had a great weekend and got to make some great cards on WCMD!!! :D I on the other hand didn't have any time to stamp this weekend. My SIL came and stayed the day with me on Saturday and we watched movie, after movie, after movie. Then we got together with some family and friends and took my husband out to dinner for his b-day. Then on Sunday we had lunch with my MIL, went to the movies, and did a little grocery shopping. So since I didn't get to make anything new I am gonna show you the gift card holder we made at my card class on Friday night.

Stamps: Merry Melodies (CTMH) Paper: Evensong dp, Cranberry CS, Colonial White CS and Olive CS (CTMH) Ink: Olive (CTMH) Accents: Cranberry Grosgrain & Sparkles (CTMH), Cirlce Nesties, Circle Scallop Punch (Paper Studio) & Velcro

I used the Evensong dp from CTMH to make this cute little gift card holder that I learned how to make at a unit meeting. It's the perfect thing for any kind of occasion (birthday, Christmas, etc...)!!! And how adorable would this look on your tree?!?! I cut a 4" x 8" piece of Olive CS and scored one end at 1 1/4" and the other end at 3 1/4". I then covered my piece of CS with Evensong dp and folded at the scores. I used my corner rounder for the top flap and rectangle punch at the top of the flap to add some ribbon. Next I worked on my image. I cut a circle of Colonial White CS using my nesties and stamped my Christmas tree in Olive ink onto the circle. I then used my scallop circle punch and punched a piece of Cranberry CS and attached my circle on top of it. To open and close the gift card holder I used velcro and attached it to my cirlce. On the inside I just added a piece of dp to place the gift card holder on and you can use removable dots to attach the gift card...easy peasy! :D I have a feeling I might be making these alot this year...LOL!!! :D I always find it so hard to shop for adults sometimes, so these will come in handy!!! :D Well I hope everyone enjoys their evening. I'm off to finish dinner and watch Dancing with the Stars!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Evening!!! :D

Friday, October 3, 2008


Happy Happy Friday!!! So glad the weekend is here and I can kick back and relax!!! I have a card class tonight and I am so looking forward to it!!! I had originally scheduled this class the weekend Hurricane Ike hit and we all know how that turned out. So I re-scheduled it for this weekend and I can't wait!!! I always have so much fun at these kinds of events...just lots of girl time, snacks, and chit chatter...just plain ol' FUN!!! :D Well I didn't get a chance to make a card last night since I was busy getting ready, cutting paper and cleaning house. But I do have a few RAK's to show you that that I got this week from a couple of sweet girls!!! :D

First off is the sweet card I received from Marjorie! :D It's so pretty and I just love this Hanna stamp and the colors are just perfect! I also love how Marjorie outlines in a white perfect! I've tried it and it nevers comes out half as good as hers! :D Thanks so much Marjorie for thinking of me and I'm so glad you are back to blogging again...I have missed all your color challenges and your wonderful creations! :D

An last but certainly not least I received a post card from Sparkle while she visited Salzburg, Austria!!! How cool is that?!?! She had a spa day while she was there and it sounded amazing! I so need a spa day...LOL!!! :D Lovin' all your creations while your away Sparkle, but Ican't wait till your back with us and with your stamps! LOL!!! :D

Well that's it for me today! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!! I hope to stamp my little heart out this weekend catching up on some challenges!!! Take care and thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sweet Blog Award!!!

How sweet! Today I received this Sweet Blog award from Laurel! Now talk about sweet...Laurel is the sweetest thing I know! :D She always leaves me the sweetest most nicest comments and always inspires me with all her creations! :D Thanks girlie, right back at ya!!! :D

I will now pass this sweet blog award to Vicki, Hope, Barb, Stacy, Amy and Kari! You girls always leave the sweetest comments and always inspire me with all your talent and wonderful creations! :D

Hope everyone has a great evening, I'm off to clean house! :D

Some Prettie Exciting News!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!!! :D So today is the day, the day I can spill the beans on some prettie exciting news I received a few weeks ago. I am so proud to announce that I will be one of the Paper Pretties Guest Designers for the next three months (Oct. - Dec.). :D I am so grateful for the opportunity that Jessie and Christie, the owner of Paper Pretties have given me. I can't wait to create more with these amazing line of stamps, I just love my pretties!!! :D You should also check out the other guest designers that I will be joining, they are Stephanie Hargis, Frances Byrne and Christi Thorsen...and they are absolutely amazing!!! :D

Well let's get to it, here is my first card as a prettie guest designer. I used Howdy Girlfriend and isn't she just adorable! :D I thought Sophia would look great paired with my Sarsaparilla dp from CTMH. My base is a 4.5" x 4.5" piece of Desert Sand CS. I added a 3" piece of dp to one side and a 1.5" piece of Black CS that I ran through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder to the other. I then added a 1" piece of Crystal Blue CS to cover the seam between the two and scissor distressed the edges of the CS and dp to give it that rustic cowgirl look! :D

Stamps: Howdy Girlfriend (Paper Pretties) Paper: Sarsaparilla dp and Black, Barn Red and Crystal Blue, Desert Sand & White Daisy CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics and Desert Sand Ink (CTMH) Accents: Pewter Brads (CTMH), CB Swiss Dots & Circle Nesties

Next I went to work on little Sophia. I stamped her onto White Daisy CS using Brilliance Graphite Black Ink. I then colored her with my copics and cut her out using my cirlce nesties. And since I was going with a rustic look I inked the edges with Desert Sand ink, and then pop dotted her onto my base. For the sentiment, I stamped Howdy Girlfriend in Brilliance Graphite Black ink onto White Daisy CS. I then inked the edges with Desert Sand ink and layered it onto a piece of Barn Red CS and scissor distressed the edges. I then added two pewter brads and pop dotted it onto my base, and that's it...easy peasy! :D Well thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to stay tuned for some more Prettie creations! :D

Have a Fabulous Day!!! :D