Sunday, March 28, 2010

Curtain Call

(If you came looking for the Critter Challenge...scroll down)

It's time for another Curtain Call Color Challenge
Don't you just love these colors together?

Make sure you check out what the other DT members have done!
I'm sure they'll all be rocking' the web with their
scrumptious designs today!

Now onto my card.  I was inspired driving home from work on Friday evening.
One street on my way home has a dozen or so trees that are just full of pink blossoms!
They are so beautiful!  Although I'm not quite sure what kind of trees they are.
I live in central PA, if you know what kind of tree I'm talking about,
please let me know.

Card details:
Stamps: Branching Out -  SU, Background Basics - PTI
Fillable Frames #2 - PTI
Paper: Kraft, black, white, pink pirouette
Ink: soft suede, versafine black
Misc: Border punch SU, ribbon, jute twine, flowersoft

My card qualifies for a couple challenges today:

Our Creative Corner - sketch challenge

Raise the Bar - a style you don't normally do.
I NEVER use flowersoft!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a beautiful Sunday!

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Critter Challenge

The Critter Challenge is coming to you a day
early this week,
due to the blog hop on Monday!

Remember, Paper Jewels is sponsoring us this month -
you can hop on over to Jennys Store and pick up some adorable stamps!


This week is a sketch challenge:

...and here is my card:

Card details:
Stamps: Bildmalarna Mimosa Flower, Amuse Sentiment
Paper: So Saffron, Terra Cotta, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Ink: Memento Black, Terra Cotta
Misc: prismas, ribbon, buttons, jute twine, dimensionals.

Notice that I paper pieced  her shirt.  Something I love, but
don't do very often.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Unity Friday!

Its Friends with Flair over at Unity today!
Pop on over and check out all the girls participating,
find the blinkie and you could win some rubber!

I thought it would be
fun to put some buttons all over this
tree.  Hope you like it!

Card Details:
Stamps: Unity February kotm, Birthday Chic
Paper: Barely Banana, Choc Chip, White
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: PTI ribbon, piercer, dimensionals, buttons from PTI,
including lemon tart, hawaiian shores, ripe avocado
and dark chocolate

I decided to mix and match a few challenges along
the way as well.  Here is what I came up with:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Super Duper Challenge Card

I've had like NO time for stamping over the past week.  I've been just getting done what I needed to get done.  BUT NOT TODAY!  Today, I decided to make a doozy of a card and throw in as many challenges as I could.  I tried to do this last night but after working from 9am to just wasn't happening!

Card details:
Stamps: Blooming Button Bits, Amuse Sentiment
Paper: Kraft, Barely Banana, White
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist
Misc: piercer, buttons, white taffeta ribbon are the challenges that this qualifies for:

Our Creative Corner - Easter/Spring Card

JUGS - Colors Lt blue, brown, yellow, green

Allsorts - Spring colors

Jacksonbelle - Easter card

Ok, it made it really east with all the spring/Easter challenges out there!
Don't hate me for it!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Curtain Call Challenge

Another Sunday here...and another
Curtain Call Color Challenge.
These color challenges are really getting me to think outside the box,
some of these are colors I'd NEVER put together, but I'm loving them!

Here is this weeks fantastic colors

Make sure you checkout what the other DT members have done this week....
its sure to knock your socks off!

Here are my cards for the week:
I decided to do 1 Clean and Simple
and 1 that requires a little more elbow grease

Here is the CAS 1....

Card Details:
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits from PTI
Paper: Real Red, Black White
Ink: Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Pink Passion
Misc: EK Success punch, buttons, jute twine

Here is my elbow grease card....

This is a WRAK image from my good friend JenMarie,

Card Details:
Stamps: Flourishes Strawberries, PTI Everday Button Bits
Paper: Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Black, White
Ink: Versafine Black, Pink Passion
Misc: nesties, cb, copics, ribbon, brad

On a side note....for those of you
"curious" about my hair color...
it is beginning to fade a little, and
now has some razzleberry highlights in it!
You SU fans will understand that color....
and get a chuckle!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not Sure What Happened....

....but sometime over the last 24 hours, I lost my mind.  I can't find it anywhere! 

I now have purple hair.....

and this is my most recent purchase

If you find my mind, or my better judgement, could you please send them both home to me!
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Critters in the House~

Not literally....just that today is another Critter Challenge!
These challenges are so me a reason to color!
Don't forget....Paper Jewels is sponsoring the Critters all month....
so don't forget to join in on the fun for your chance to win!

....and check out all of the DT's creations....
links over to the right...---->>>>

here is this weeks sketch challenge:

....and here is my card!

isn't she just too cute??

Card details:
Stamps: Little Mimosa - Paper Jewels, Mixed Messages - PTI
Paper: Plum Pudding, White, BG Wisteria dp
Ink: Plum Pudding
Misc: Copics, cuttlebug, buttons, jute twine, lace, MS butterfly punch,
dimensionals, pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
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Sunday, March 14, 2010



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Max:  22
Result:  7

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Entrant #7 is Kathy!!!  Kathy, go to Limelight......pick out which 2 paper pads you want and let me know....I'll get them to you asap.
Thanks everyone for entering to win my blog candy!
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Curtain Call 21

Its another Curtain Call Color Challenge!
Wow, I'm loving these colors this week, fantastic choice Stacey.

You can go see Stacey's post here at the Stamping Stage

You will definitely want to check out what the Curtain Call Crew
has come up with. They totally rock, and never cease to
amaze me with their fabulous creations!

I had to have the Medallion stamp from SU...had to have it, and this is
the first I've used it.  Ever have that happen to ya?

As I continue to grow in my stamping style.....I'm definitely all about
the clean and simple style.  I've tried getting all frilly, adding stuff,
but it just doesn't feel right.  For me, less is definitely more.

I hope you enjoy looking at my CAS cards!

Card details:
Stamps: Medallion - SU, Everyday Button Bits - PTI
Paper: Mellow Moss, Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke
Misc: pearl, fancy tag nesties, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Blog Candy!


I picked up these awesome little Studio G

stamps to give away as well as....

2 Basic Grey 6 x 6 paper pads of your choice from Limelight

All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me

which 2 BG pads

are your favorite from Limelight - and you'll get the

Studio G stamps as well as the paper.

So go on....get commenting!

Good Luck!

I'll announce a winner Sunday evening
March 14th.
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Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Challenge Card

This card was made for the JUGS challenge I was a little excited to put all of these buttons on one card! If you know me, you know I may have a slight obsession with buttons....I can't help it! A friend of mines dh as been in and out of the hospital and I thought he might need a card to cheer him up a little. Over at Allsorts the challenge this week was to make a "manly" card, I certainly think this qualifies.

Pop on over and check out these 2 challenges...they were both a ton of fun.

Card details:
Stamps: On My Couch - PTI
Paper: choc chip, wild wasabi, ocean tides, MME Quite Contrary
Ink: black
Misc: lots of buttons *wink*, jute twince, paper piercer, ribbon, nesties

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Curtain Call 20

Wow, I have been soooooo excited - just waiting for the first day to
post as a Curtain Call DT Member! I can't believe its finally here!
Here is todays inspiration piece:

....of course I couldn't make just one card!

Card details:
Stamps: Dot Spot, Mega Mixed Messages, Fillable Frames #1 - all PTI
Paper: Pure Poppy, White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Pure Poppy, Certainly Celery, bashful Blue
Misc: Pure Poppy Ribbon, jute twine, button

Card Details:
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits - PTI
Paper: Pure Poppy, Bashful Blue, Eskimo Kisses dp, white
Ink: Certainly Celery
Misc: EK Success border punch, cuttlebug, ribbon, button, jute twine,
rub ons, nesties and pearls

You won't want to miss what the DT has cooked up for you this week!

Make sure to stop by each of their blogs and check it out!
You'll also want to play along to try and win the "showstopper" badge!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.......
and thank you Stacey for inviting me to be part of your DT!
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Moxie Fab

The Moxie Fab challenge is to use lace or doilies.
You can read all about it here.... Moxie Fab
This is something I've been thinking about....just needed
the push to actually create something.
I figured a card for my mom would be perfect for something
like this....I think she'll love it.

I wanted to layer the lacy stuff on the bottom. I recently saw a purse with layers of ruffles and thought it was so those ruffles were my inspirations. I started with a card base measuring 5-1/4 x 5-1/4, then layered on a piece of soft suede, and then the basic grey nook and pantry on top of that. I used score tape to adhere the lace. The image with the sentimen was cut out with my nesties, and it is muslin, with a piece of soft suede behind it. I did spone soft suede around all of the edges of the basic grey paper as well, to give it that aged feeling.

Card Details:
Stamps: Verve Thankful Accents and Because of You
Paper: Rustic White from PTI, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: chino pearls, offray trimmings, buttons are from PTI, jute twine, nesties

I'd love to hear what you think of my card....

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Unity Friday

Another FWF over at Unity!
I decided to use my February kotm for todays post.
Remember to check the Unity blog for all of the peeps that are playing along today.
Someone has a blinkie hidden on their blog and you could win some Unity rubber!
This card sketch is from this weeks Clean and Simple FTL #80

Card details:
Stamps: Unity February kotm
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, White, My Minds Eye - Quite Contrary
Ink: SU Old Olive, PTI Aqua Mist
Misc: Buttons, jute twine, nesties, dimensionals

As always, thanks for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Curtain Call

This will be the last Curtain Call challenge I post on my blog as a non-DT!
I'm so excited about being on the Curtain Call Crew, so when I
post my card next wk, it will be official!
Be sure to stop over and play along

Be sure to check out what the crew is doing~
links are over there to the right!

Card Info:
Stamps: Bevy of Butterflies from Unity
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette
Misc: piercer, ribbon and dimensionals

Card Info:
Stamps: Right Where You Should Be from Unity
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette

Misc: ribbon and pearls

As always, thanks for stopping by today!

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Critter Challenge

Time for another Critter Challenge.

Welcome to week 3, Challenge #3!!
This week kicks off our sponsorship month with Paper Jewels.
Paper Jewels is an amazing, fun new store that has wonderful customer service.
They carry Bildmalarna images which are out of this world precious.
The owner, Jenny, is now taking pre-orders for Ching-Chou and
Kiuks Fantasy Art collection.

Jenny has a wonderful store and her customer service is TOP NOTCH!!!
Not to mention how downright nice she is!!!

Paper Jewels also hosts monthly challenges so if your a challenge type of girl
pop over to her blog and check it out

At the end of the month you'll have the wonderful opportunity to win a gift certificate from Paper Jewels. Play along each week and increase your chances to win

(see Critter blog for more details.)

Big super duper welcome to our guest sketch designer Kelly Haberstroh.
Kelly is an Air Force wife and the mother to two beautiful little girls.
She is a substitute teacher and stampin' addict!!
Kelly has amazing talent and you'll love seeing her work.

Along with being a stamin' fool, she created an amazing sketch
for us to play with this week.


Here is this weeks sketch:

here is my card:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Mixed Messages from PTI
Paper: Kraft, Plum Pudding
Ink: Fresh Snow, Plum Pudding
Misc: Nesties, buttons, jute twine, dimensionals

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog today.

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