Saturday, September 26, 2009

Inspiration Challenge

I worked my butt off today cleaning the house (with some help from the kids), but I did find time to do the Inspiration Challenge over at SCS.

I love these 2 colors together. The sketch is from Jens Sketch For You to Try This is my first time playing with her sketch.

There are so many challenges out there that I'd like to do....I just don't seem to have enough time in my days.


Stamps: Unity September KOTM

Paper: Soft Suede, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede dp, White

Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede

Misc: Nesties, Ribbon

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Friends with Flair

Another Unity Friday Friends with Flair! I was in a stamping mood last night, so I decided to make 2 cards for today using my Unity rubber. If you haven't been to the Unity blog, go HERE and check things out. Someone will win some rubber today if you can find the Unity blinkie!! Start looking! The list of all 50 blogs to visit today is over there.

My first card uses the pumpkin from the September KOTM. I embossed the buttons across the green panel with my cuttlebug, and then pierced all around the other 3 edges. I stamped the pumpkins using the masking technique, then cut them out. They are up on dimensionals. The little leafy things are punched with the MS branch punch.

Stamps: Unity September KOTM, sentiment from Verve - Tall Oaks
Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red, Old Olive, White, Kraft, Always Artichoke
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Misc: cb, embossing border, piercer, MS punch, prismas, OMS

The 2nd card I have to share today is made with stamps from the Hodge Podge of Happiness set. I cut out the main panel with my rectangle nestie and while the nestie was still on there, I sponged some so saffron ink over the entire image.

Stamps: Unity HPH, Sanded b/g
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, White
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Misc: ribbon, buttons, linen thread, copics

As always....thanks for poppin in today and checking out my blog!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Color Throwdown Sketch Challenge

My card today is for the Color Throwdown Challenge and the Sketch Challenge over at SCS. I just got my Peaceful Poinsettia set in the mail from PTI today and couldn't wait to use it. I made the background paper with my Clear Art Stamps Thanksgiving Blessings.

Stamps: PTI Peaceful Poinsettia, Clear Art Stamps Thanksgiving Blessings
Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, Choc Chip, White
Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive
Misc: Paper piercer, chocolate pearls, paper piercer, scallop punch, button, twine
Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come back for Friends with Flair Friday and celebrate with Unity!
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Monday, September 21, 2009

A Christmas Card

Ok, who can believe that its almost October??? That means that Christmas is just around the corner. My little sis will be coming at the end of October to spend a weekend with me. She does this every year and we spend the whole weekend making cards. Its always so much fun to spend that time with her, and I really look forward to it. Although, she isn't that "little", I mean, she's soon gonna be 35!!!!

My card I want to share with you today is a challenge card I made for Card Patterns and Allsorts blogs. They are new blogs (to me) that I found and I love them both. If you haven't checked them out, go see what they have to offer.

Stamps: Season of Joy from SU
Paper: Bermuda Bay, black, white, SU Bermuda Bay dp
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Misc: ribbon, MS snowflake punch, snowflake brad

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cinema Saturday Challenge

The challenge over at Cinema Saturday was to design a card getting inspiration from the movie Pretty Woman....and you have to use paper piecing. OMG, who doesn't just love Pretty Woman!! The first thing I think of is a brown dress with white polka dots! So of course, thats what inspired my card. I thought the saying I chose from Verve also went with the movie.
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: PTI White, choc chip, choc chip cp
Ink: Brown Stazon
Misc: pearls, piercer, nesties
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Unity Friends with FLAIR Friday

Well, it's Friday already! We love Fridays! Especially since its Friends with FLAIR Friday over at Unity!!! Hop on over and check out whats going on...someone's going to win some rubber!!

My card for today showcases a sentiment from the August KOTM. Its also my entry for the Unity Bachelor. If you haven't heard about that yet, go check that out too. Unity has some crazy fun cooked up for us all!

Stamps: Unity August KOTM
Paper: PTI White, Real Red, Black, Green dp
Ink: Old Olive
Misc: 3/4" circle punch, brads, nesties, impressabilities

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Fair

We went to the fair last night and had a great time. The food is always the best part, along with the music and animals!

I thought I'd throw up a few random pictures for you to enjoy!
I loved the pigs......they amaze me for some reason.

This is Dean Brody.....awesome awesome awesome!!!

...and another one.....

little baby buffalo...he was adorable.

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA....isn't he cute!!!

Look at this one stretching............

...and more pigs.....aren't they just too dang cute???

ok, thats it for sure to check out my blog tomorrow with my Unity card!

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Featured Stamper

Steubner is the FS this week over at SCS. Her gallery totally rocks...go check it out!

Here is what I came up with when casing one of her cards....

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Memento Black
Misc: ribbon, piercer and copics

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I love sunflowers! I also love black eyed susans! I guess cause they look alike. My card to day is one I made for Crazy 4 Challenges It is an awesome challenge, and it looks like this may be one of those sites I visit all the time!!! Who doesn't love a good challenge!

This is a stamp I picked up in Tennessee when we were there on vacation in July. This is the first time the poor little thing has seen any ink. I used my versamark pad and then black embossing powder. I then used my SU markers to color it in. I just love how easy embossing makes it to color.

Thanks for stopping in today. Happy Wednesday!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A CAS Card

I love clean and simple. I wish my life were more clean and simple though! Today I have a card for CAS31 over at SCS.

The challenge was to use a dimensional, or a pop-dot on your CAS card. I love dimensionals....I go thru them like water! This is a PTI set that I just love! I stamped it in Scarlet Jewel ink and then colored it with a tuscan red prisma pencil and blended with OMS. The pillows were stamped onto scarlet jewel paper, cut out and put on dimensionals. The base is, of course, PTI white.

I have a red couch and loveseat at my house that looks almost identical to this....except this chair is missing yellow lab hair!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Tuesday!

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenges

I did several cards for Taylor's challenges over at SASI, so if you haven't checked it out...go see whats happening over there. It's the 1 yr anniversary of her store and she's got prizes galore. I'd like to share just a couple cards with you.

Both cards are made with stamps from Taylored Expressions, and I did learn something while going thru her challenges.....I NEED MORE TE STAMPS!!!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Labor Day!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009


Woo we go on our first ever Friday Friends With Flair! Today should be an exciting day, cuz someone is going to win 25 stamps from Unity heard me right.....25 Stamps!!! Be on the lookout for the never know which one of us will have it!! You can view the entire list on the Unity blog, which is here

Enjoy my card and thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check out all the blogs!


Stamps: Unity Hodge Podge of Happiness, friend to friend sentiment from June KOTM
Paper: PTI White, Cosmo Cricket dp, Blue Bayou textured
Ink: Memento black
Misc: nesties, buttons, prisma pencils, OMS, ribbon, piercer, SU punch.
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A Card For Ink

My friend Ink has a challenge over on her blog Ink's .... go check it out. The challenge is to use fall colors. It is that time of year! So I chose this beautiful TAC flower to stamp and color. I don't seem to be using my prismas as much lately as I normally do. It was fun to pull them down off the shelf and do some coloring.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Card to Start September Off Right

Todays card is for the color challenge over on SCS. The challenge was to use Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry. I thought they were a little bright at first, but I'm liking how it turned out.
Its 3am right now....couldn't sleep, so this is what I came up with.


Stamps: Unity August KOTM

Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, White

Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay

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