Monday, November 29, 2010

Stamp of the Week

Time for the Stamp of the Week over at

You can see all of the Design Teams creations
over at the blog

my card:

Stamps: Joy 2108-H - Repeat Impressions
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, PTI dp, White
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: Mat Stack die - PTI, dimensionals

Have a fantastic Monday, and as always, thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CASE Study


Time for another CASE Study challenge already!

We have more luscious inspiration from
this week.  Is this card not wonderful?
This is Heather's last week as our guest muse....and its been
wonderful looking at all of her beautiful creations.
Thanks Heather!!!

The DT's work this week is super gorgeous, be
sure to go check it out:

Iwona (Chupa)
Julie (you're here)

I sure hope you'll play along this week.  Just use Heather's card
for inspiration and make sure you link it back to the CASE Study
and you could win this weeks prize.

This week, we are sponsored by our very own Chupa!
She is graciously giving away a $25 gift certificate to

Artful Delight

and here is my card:

Card details:
Stamps: Medallion from SU, Unity Sept kotm
Paper: kraft,  pure poppy, white
Ink: soft snow, real read, old olive
Misc: nesties, ribbon

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
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Tuesday Trigger Challenge

Tonights card is for the Tuesday Trigger challenge
over at Moxie Fab and also
the color challenge at SCS.

Gotta be a short and sweet kinda post since I still need to mix
up the stuffing and do a few things for tomorrows dinner!

I was inspired by the icing....its always about the icing!

here is the trigger:

and here is what I came up with:

Card details:
Stamps: WPlus9 Mehndi Medallions, PTI Tree for All Seasons
Paper: Choc Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Crumbcake
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Choc Chip, Versamark
Misc: White ep, Sizzix ef, piercer, nesties, circle punch

I love how the embossibing turned out!

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back tomorrow with my CASE Study card!
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Saturday

I have Christmas on my I'm sure most of you do as well!
I decided to make some wrapping paper and tags to match!

I love the look of kraft paper and bought a huge roll to wrap some gifts in.
I decided to use the snowman from theSweet 'n Sassy Store called Primitive Christmas

Check out Sweet 'n Sassy blog here
here is my project for today:

Project details:
Stamps: Primitive Christmas from SNSS
Paper: Kraft, white, kraft wrapping , Ranger antique linen
Misc: Copics, bakers twine, PTI dies, nesties

Happy weekend everyone!!!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Raising the Bar with Unity

Hello everyone...time for some challenges on the blog!
My card was made for the following challenges:

The challenge over at Raise the Bar this week is to be grateful,
in honor of Thanksgiving.  Head on over to each of the
bartenders blogs and check out what they've done this week.

If you aren't familiar with Unity's Friends With Flair....
head on over to the Unity blog and check out all of the
ladies who are participating today!  You'll want to look for the
special blinkie and you could be the lucky winner of a bunch of
Unity stamps!!!  Wouldn't that be cool?

and the last challenge that my card was made for is the
color challenge over at
Stacey's Stamping Stage
its been such a long time since I've played along over there!

my card:

Card details:
Stamps: Unity - Sept kotm
Paper: So Saffron, Peach Parfait, White, Choc Chip, Pear Pizzazz dp
Ink: Choc Chip, Ranger Antique Linen
Misc: Sizzix ef, twine, nesties, cork, button, twine

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

CASE Study Time!!!

It's time for some more wonderful inspiration from

Don't you just love this card??
Everything Heather does is just so perfect!

Be sure to stop by all of the CASE Study DT blogs
to check out their wonderful creations this week, and they are

Iwona (Chupa)
Julie (you're here)

Our sponsor for this week is Judith Gowdy from
JG's Nook
She is graciously giving away the Retro Christmas stamp set!
Which I must say is adorable!

Here is my card....I've been trying to add to my Christmas card stash!
I'm actually hoping to start getting some of my Christmas cards in the mail within the next
week - and hoping to have them all mailed out by the 1st of December
some time.  I'm going to try to not wait until the last minute
to do everything this year!

Card details:
Stamps: Unity (unsure of the name, it was the one on the Paper Crafts
 magazine that was free)
Paper: Very vanilla, October Afternoon dp
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Antique Linen around the edges
Misc: pearls, PTI dies, Sizzix embossing folder
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What if Wednesday at Repeat Impressions

It's time for another sketch challenge over at the

Which means it's time for me to try and get another Christmas card
added to my stash!

As always, you can play along with the sketch challenge this week
and be entered into a drawing for $25!
Just head over to the blog for all the deets!

First, you'll wanna see what all of the other
DT members did with this sketch....enjoy:

and card:

Card details:
Stamps: Snowflake Orb -8905-I, Magical Christmas - 8908-G
Paper: kraft, white, cherry cobbler
Ink: pure poppy
Misc: nesties, rhinestones, pearls
Enjoy, and have a great day!
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Repeat Impression's Stamp of the Week

Happy Monday!
It's time for another stamp of the week over at

I get sick of those cheesy/ugly Christmas tags that I buy every
year to slap on gifts.  So, this year, I'm making my own!
...and it is so much fun!!  You should try it!

Card details
Stamps: Mitten 4806-D - Repeat Impressions, the sentiment
is also from Repeat Impressions.
Paper: Real Red, Vanilla
Ink: Versafine black, Memento black, Ranger antique linen
Misc: SU embossing folder, MS doily, hole punch,
bakers tiwne, copics, PTI dies

If you'd like to order this mitten stamp to get your tags started -
you are in luck, because it's 50% off right now!
Go over to the blog to see how to get your discount!
Thanks for stopping by today...hope your day is great!
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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Chrysanthemum

Happy Saturday everyone!
I don't know about all of you, but I'm so glad for the weekend!
It's definitely been an exhausting week!

My card for today is a CAS card!
I love CAS, and this stamp is perfect for that!

Card details:
Paper: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, White
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: paper piercer, dimensionals
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Friday, November 12, 2010


The winner of Cocoa's Latte from the
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop
Stephanie from

Stephanie's Blog

Stephanie......please contact me at
jul0510 (at) yahoo (dot) com
and I'll get your digi out to you asap!

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Raise the Bar

Happy Friday my friends!
It's time for another Raise the Bar challenge.

This weeks challenge is to make a

You can do that, right??

Head on over to each of the bartenders blogs
and check out what they've done this week.

and here is my card:

Card details:
Stamps: PTI Baby Button Bits
Paper: White, So Saffron, Black
Ink: Versafin black, So Saffron
Misc: twill ribbon, button

Make sure you play along, you could be our next guest bartender!!!

See you all on Saturday with a Sweet 'n Sassy Card!!!
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

CASE Study Challenge

Time for another CASE Study!
The very talented Heather Pulvirenti is our Muse for November!
You will love her creations....they rock!
Pop on over to her blog and leave her some loooooooove!

Here is Heather's beautiful piece of inspiration for this week:

Now it's your turn, if you haven't played with us before, its very simple.
Just get some inspiration from Heather's card(above):
It can be the colors, layout, techniques, or whatever, and use it on your sample.
You could also CASE the entire thing. In other words, there really aren't any rules except to have fun!

We would all love you to play along with us at CASE Study again

You will definitely want to check out all of the designers blogs as well -
as they have done some incredible work:
Julie (you're here)

Christina Franco from The Angel Company is this weeks sponsor!

she is giving away the All Season's Swirl set
.....and, here is my card:
Isn't she kinda sassy looking?  She was a gift
from my friend Jacquie - (waving, hi Jacquie)
thank you!!!

Card details:
Paper: PTI White, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Tempting Turquoise
Misc: copics, satin ribbon, dimensionals.

Actually, a pretty CAS card if you take away the time it took me to color her!
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CASEing a Card

Today is a new challenge over at

Our wonderful rock star Darsie made a card....
and the rest of us rock stars decided to CASE it.

We could get our inspiration from the layout, the color, the stamp,
or whatever our little hearts desired.

Isn't that cool?

You'll definitely want to check out the blog
and see what everyone has done.

Here is my card:

Card details:
Stamps: Santa's Friend 2019-I
Paper: White, Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Misc: ribbon, scallop punch, nesties, copics,
dazzling diamonds glitter, liquid applique, impression plate from PTI

After I put the liquid applique on, I sprinkled some of the
dazzling diamonds glitter onto it, then heat set it.
I love the look!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to one awesome Birthday Blog Hop for

You will not be disappointed....there are prizes all over the place!!!

"It's hard to believe that 3 years ago today Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps "opened for business" with just 4 clear stamp sets being sold on a simple blog. Since then SNSS has grown to over 100 clear stamp sets and hundreds of digital stamps! God has been so good to us!

Our images, sentiments and scripture stamps are sweet 'n sassy and everything in between. We're sure you'll find something you love. We hope you enjoy hopping along to see all the fun things we've created for your viewing pleasure. May you be inspired to create something truly amazing......something from your heart!"

If you came here from:

 you are on the right track,
if not, you'll want to go back to the beginning

and start from there!

Here are my goodies:

Cocoa's Latte  is more than adorable!!

Card details:
Stamps: Digi Cocoa's Latte, and the sentiment is from
Paper: New Leaf, White, BG dp, MS doily
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: copics, button

(See the cozy on his mug....its a recycled from my latest trip to Panera!!!)

this bag would be absolutely perfect with some coffee beans in it.  It's one
of those with the little fold down thingies at the top to keep things fresh, but cookies
or something sweet would work as well.....  *wink* 
Perfect Christmas gift for that coffee lover in your life!

....and here is a close up of Cocoa .....

Don't you want a Cocoa Latte for yourself???

I know you do, so guess what!!!


Leave a comment here on my blog,
and I'll draw a winner and post on my blog Friday morning!

Good Luck!'re next stop on the blog hop is

hope on over and see what she has in store for you!!
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sweet 'n Sassy

I'm so excited to be a guest designer this month
over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!!!

Isn't that cool???

You need to hop over and check out the new releases...they are just fabby.

I absolutely love love love this set from SNSS!!
I actually colored it with copics and was ok with how it
turned out...imagine that!

Card details:
Stamps: Sweet n Sassy Chrysanthemum
Paper: Pure Poppy, SU dp, kraft, white
Ink: Memento black, Ranger antique linen
Misc: nesties, distresser, button, twine, copics, impression dies from PTI

NOW....don't forget about the Birthday Blog Hop on Tuesday!

There are prizes galore! So if you love prizes....
you will soooooooooooo wanna be here/there!

I'm talking lots of prizes, and over 30 awesomely
fantastic blogs to check out!!!

...and wait until you see the lineup of talent that Korin has ready to roll!!!!

See you on Tuesday....if not sooner!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Raise the Bar

Time for another Raise the Bar Challenge!!
This week, its all about the curves....

I've slowly been getting some Christmas cards made...
this is an addition to my little stash.

Not traditional Chritmas colors, but I like the black, white and silver.

Make sure you go over to the blog
and check out what all the other bartenders have done:


Card details:
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Primitive Christmas
Paper: black and white
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: MS doily, silver cord, SU elegant lines ef

Thanks for stopping by today.....I'll be back early Saturday morning
with a Sweet 'n Sassy post!!!

I'm one of the November Guest Designers over there!
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

CASE Study Debut!!!

I need to pinch myself and make sure this is really happening...
*ouch*....yeh, it must be!!

I am soooo honored to be on the CASE Study Design Team....
wow, I can't believe the talent I'm surrounded by!!

Have you figured out who the November Muse is????
It is the incredible -

and here is her fabby card where we all got our inspiration:

beautiful huh????

Now it's your turn, if you haven't played with us before, its very simple.
 Just get some inspiration from Heather's card(above):
It can be the colors, layout, techniques, or whatever, and use it on your sample.
You could also CASE the entire thing.
In other words, there really aren't any rules except to have fun!

We would all love you to play along with us at CASE Study again

The sponsor for tomorrow is Emily Niehaus from 

with a $20 gift certificate to the store.

Now when I first saw Heather's card....I knew exactly what I wanted to do....
which is surprising because that doesn't happen too often with me!

my card:

Card details:
Stamps: Signature Greetings, and Turning a New Leaf - PTI
Paper: kraft, Webster Pages dp, white
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Misc: twine, button, MS doily

You will definitely want to check out all of the designers blogs as well -
as they have done some incredible work:

Julie (you're here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today....again, I'm just so
honored to be a part of this fabulous team of ladies!!
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What if Wednesday

Time for another sketch challenge from
Repeat Impressions!

Every other Wednesday we post a sketch challenge....
you play along, and you are in the running
for a $25 gift cert from RI!

You'll want to hop on over to
The House that Stamps Built
and check things out!

Here are the links to check out what the other rock stars have done this week:

Ayana - Darsie - Robin - Harriet -

Makiko - Lynette - Dana - Joy - Michele
What a cool sketch, and I thought the birdie
was just perfect for this one.

Card details:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions Chickadee at Rest - 211-P
Paper: kraft, white, black, su dp
Ink: versafine black, ranger distress antique linen
Misc: dimensionals, nesties, pearls, scor pal, button and twine

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Color Q

Howdy.....loving the ColorQ colors
this week - so fall like!

Here is what I came up with:

Card details:
Stamps: Unity Sept kotm
Paper: Vanilla, More Mustard, Taken with Teal
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen, SU markers in real red,
chocolate chip, and old olive
Misc: felt, PTI dies, cork, woodgrain impression plates,
SU embossing folder, and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by....I'll be back tomorrow with a
Repeat Impressions sketch challenge.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Stamp of the Week

It's Monday, which means it is
Stamp of the Week time over at

It's also NOVEMBER.....which means it's time
to get started on those Christmas cards!!!
or...maybe you've already got them made!

Isn't this Christmas Teddy adorable?
He'd be adorable on your Christmas cards.

Head over to
and check out how you can get him at 50% off - THIS WEEK ONLY!

You'll also want to check out what all of the other
Rock Stars have done this week!

My card:

Card details:
Stamps: Christmas Teddy - 2007-I
Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Cosmo Cricket dp, Fine Linen
Ink: Pure Poppy
Misc: PTI die, flocking, ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today and happy Monday!
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