Monday, August 31, 2009

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash Happy Birthday Celebration

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash

Hey gang!Have you heard the news? Taylored Expressions and Cuppie are celebrating!Stop by the Stamp a Sweet Impression Blog to read up on all the details and be ready to play along to win some FABULOUS prizes! !
They will be revealing new stamp sets it's gonna be a blast and this is a great way to spend your Holiday weekend you even have till
Sept 9th to do the challenges and winners will be up on Sept 11th.
Hope you will come join all the fun Events they have planned
***Prizes, prizes and more prizes - one lucky winner will be selected for each challenge to receive a $10 Gift Certificate from Taylored Expressions as well as the sample created by your Challenge Hostess.***Grand Prize - as if that weren't enough - anyone ambitious and creative enough to play in ALL 13 Challenges will be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize of a $25 TE Gift Certificate along with...are you ready for this?...seriously I hope you are sitting down...along with a custom painting by a favorite Cuppie artist Jessie Olsen!!! WOW!***Time limit - They want to give you plenty of time to play. What a great way to spend a 3 day holiday weekend huh? All entries will be due by Wednesday September 9th at midnight PST. Winners will be announced on Friday, September 11th.***You may combine challenges any way you like and you will NOT be required to use Taylored Expressions stamps in your creations.
CLICK HERE GET a blinkie and come have a lot of fun.!

Happy Birthday -- ICSketches #31

I found a new sketch blog called Inspirational Card Sketches and this sketch is due today. So the creativity was flowing and here is what I created. I can always use birthday cards for my friends. This is for sketch #31 and I like it. I used Bo Bunny the Kitchen Spice set with the matching dots. I used amber bling in the flowers and wrote out Happy Birthday. I am excited since i used the chocolate brown lace trim and it really looks nice.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back To School Cards for my Friends

I hate to say it, but school will be starting for me on Wednesday with the teachers. The kids will start on the 8th. We have 3 days of meetings and I decided my friends will need a little pick-me-up. I made this card that says "Get Up! Time for School" then you open the bows up on the sides and you open it up and there is a pocket that holds a sticky pad with apples and it says, "Enjoy" on the flap.

I made four of these to start my 30th year. I think I have 4 more Septembers.

I'm Back with Unscripted Sketch #21

This week I was down with a virus and spent most of it asleep on the couch. It was 107 degrees and I was shivering, so you know I was sick. My boys haven't seen me sick much and thought I was kidding -- when they realized they would have people call me to check on me. How sweet.
Now onto my challenge and it felt good to do, since I missed some I wanted to do last week. This is Challenge #21 at Unscripted Sketches. I rotated the sketch and came up with this. I used Martha Stewart bling, Marvy flower punch, Stampin'Up border punch, some left over letters and solid paper. I plan to send this to a teacher who retired in June to get to her on the first day of school.

Monday, August 24, 2009

In Memory of SHOOTERS

Well, I got this idea from the sketch I saw at Unscripted Sketches #20. It started out simple and ended up with a lot of bling. It looks better in real life. I did this in memory of Shooters who we had to put down in 2006. I love the title and she was our little "Star".

Friday, August 21, 2009

Caardvarks Challenge

Last night I saw this challenge for Caardvarks and thought I could do it. The challenge called for pink, white and black. So... I used Pink Stampin'Up cardstock as the card. Then I took some black embossing metal and used the Cuttlebug Birthday embosser, matted it with white cardstock and used the embosser with the swiss dot folder and then had some hot pink ribbon which I edged the black with. It is a simple card, but I believe it looks elegant.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bo Bunny Card Sketch Challenge

I did this card for the Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge on their blog. I used the new line of Kitchen Spice AllSpice, Kitchen Spice Cloves, with Bo Bunny flowers, The Bo Bunny Paprika Double Dot Paper, the Martha Stewart Scalloped Punch and letters from My Little ShoeBox. I love how it turned out and I don't know if i will send it out. What a great sketch and I will use it again and follow it more closely. Hope you enjoy this.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Challenge is Finished

Well, I finished up the challenge. The one on the left that says Thank You, I used a punched out scallop green circle, the gold paper and the brown ribbon that was given to me. I added yellow bling and chocolate chip Stampin'Up Cardstock that I ran through the embosser.

The card on the right, is my favorite of the day. I used Brown, Tan and Teal to match the ribbon that April gave me. I did buy the paper, but will use it for other cards. I used my fiskars punch of Apron Lace to do the edges.

This card I had the paper and says friends and I wrote HELLO. I added the ribbon and pink cardstock. April gave me the pink flower and bling also the butterfly and bling.

This last card is a 3X3 using the paper that has the dragon on the front and has bling eyes. The letters are brown letters I stuck on.
So this is all I did from the kit that April sent, a total of 8 cards with a lot of thought.

Challenge using what was sent to me

I have been doing a challenge for Scrappin' Coast 2 Coast done by April. Let me tell you it was a true challenge. She sent us an envelope full of things used to make a card. She sent 3 different sizes of paper and some embellishments and ribbon. It was truely a challenge for me as I would not have bought the paper. I did add my cardstock, which is Stampin'Up and some embellishments to make it my own. I have a few more to finish and will make another post later today, but here is a start.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thank You Blog Candy offered by Stephanie

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Christmas Card to finish trade

I finally finished my card for a Christmas trade I am doing. I have it all cut out, so now I need to put them together tonight and get them sent off. This card does not look like what I thought, but I like it much better. So this summer I have made 36 Christmas cards for this trade. It will be nice to see what others have made.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This is my Creation for Unscripted Sketches #19

Well, I am back from visiting my son in Las Vegas and finally have a few challenges to do. I lost my mojo there while I was visiting, but it is back today. This card was done for Unscripted Sketches #19. I had fun using the Cuttlebug to cut out the flower and emboss it, I used some seed beads for the middle of the flower, the polka dotted paper is from Paper Trey and cardstock from Stampin'Up. You can't really see it, but under the Happy Birthday is a row of bling. I made card for one of my Red Hat friends. Hope you enjoy this and I have a few more to do.

Monday, August 10, 2009

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Second set of the Trade

Here is the Christmas Card I made for a trade. I have now done 2 sets and I have one more to do when I get back from Vegas. I have my idea and supplies and now to put them together. I love using my Cuttlebug for the embossing of Happy Holidays and cutting out the tag. This is not the traditional colors with the blue standing out, but I think the pattern paper was asking for this. I hope they like them.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Challenge for Eat, Sleep, Stamp #47

This card was made for the sketch on Eat, Sleep, Stamp #47. (This is for the sketchy Thursday challenge) I made it to send to a friend who just retired to see what she is doing. I combined a lot of elements: ribbon, bling, Cuttlebug, embossed metal, pattern paper and card stock. This is the first time I have done a challenge for this blog and I had fun doing it.

I loved the Unscripted Sketches #18

I finished packing for Vegas and have some time to try some of the new sketches that came out today. I dug through my paper and supplies and did this one for Unscripted Sketches #18. I left off a sentiment and can either use it for a Birthday or a Thank You card. I really like how this went together. The picture does not show the light blue background and I picked up the colors with the flower which I built being light blue, pink, and then hot pink with a light blue large brad in the middle.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long -- Sketch Challenge #28

I finally took time to finish this card this week. It is for a challenge on Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and is sketch challenge #28. I had a lot of fun doing this and it just might be a card I do in mass production. My favorite is the embossed metal with the pom pom's and I know there won't be another card with both those elements.

My Rendition of Unscripted Sketches #17

This is what I saw in Sketch #17 of Unscripted Sketches. My 3 items were on the square and not on a circle. I just went off in a different direction, but thanks for the sketch to get me to do this. I do like it and I am sure my friend who is getting the card will love it. Funny, I don't use orange much but am trying to use my scraps and it is really growing on me.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Christmas Card Trade

I have been busy working on a trade that includes 3 different cards. Here is the first one that I completed. I love using the cuttlebug with metal -- it makes it look so wonderful. There are 12 in the trade and there is a picture on the left of all of them and on the right, a close up of one. I love that folder. I need to get the second set done tonight. I have the paper and idea, now just to do them.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I'm a Scrappin Pirate Treasured Scrapbooking Will be Having a fun crop August 10 to the 16th

Over at Treasured scrapbooking they are having a week long crop with a theme of Pirates it should be fun to see what everyone comes up with Here is my Avatar for the event I just love everyone's avatar's they are so fun I will be gone part of the time but hopefully I can get a couple challenges in School starts soon and the homework and many deadlines to go but I love to have a good time and I'm loving the challenges all over everyone's blog!!! I'm still learning a lot but it's been fun learning I'm gonna be a hermit soon and wont' have time for to much I'll enjoy my next couple weeks. I'll be gone for a few days having a good time. Check out the challenges a the cuttlebug spot to it's real fun over there.Thanks Pinky you did an awesome job on this I love it My favorite color

Monday, August 3, 2009

My Favorite Folder -- Challenge #42

This was done for a challenge on the CuttleBug Spot, challenge #42. It was to use your favorite folders.

The Happy Birthday folder is one of my favorites and now I am adding it to my newest favorite of using some silver metal I bought. I just love how it embosses on it. I mounted it on eggplant cardstock from Stampin'Up. I also cut out my tag by using the Halloween sign die and embossed it with the Birthday 3 X 2 folders and tied it off with some ribbon. The picture doesn't show the metal adhered to the eggplant cardstock. It was an easy card and impresses people immensely.


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