Monday, November 30, 2009

**Finally...I am back and making cards!**

Hello Everyone!!
I feel Like I have been gone a month! It has been a great week with family and yummy thanksgiving food! I hope everyone had a perfect Thanksgiving!
I finally am back to making cards!
I made a card for the last Deidrich Dare challenge #12 from Jess's Son Jack, what an AWESOME sketch! :D Cute!I won Piper from Kraftin Kimmie stamps last week and I got her today! Check out the banner to visit her site and get some of these ADORABLE stamps!!
She is perfect for christmas-y paper and colors!
I colored her with colored pencils and did all sorts of fun things with this card!

Stamps Used: Piper, snowflake accessory stamp-Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, sentiment-Nov 09 KOM-Unity
Paper Used: True black, white-papertrey ink, My minds eye dp
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, riding hood red-SU
Accessories Used: MS floral lace punch, colored pencils, true black ribbon-PTI, rhinestones-KasierKraft

Thanks for sticking with me through my little haitus!
Thanks for stopping!
Till Later!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

**A card for Mercys Tuesday Sketch 49**

Hi everyone!
Had some fun playing along with Mercy's tuesday Sketch Challenge #49 today!
I used the Digi Summer Fairy of The Greeting Farm's new Fairies!!
I Colored her with my few remaining inky Copics, her wings are painted with Hottie Pink Shimmerz blingz (We are having rain and storms so I couldnt get a good enough pic yet). All the card stock is papertrey ink and I used my Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch. Sentiment is from the Nov 09 KOM from Unity, LOVE this sentiment!
Stamps Used: Digi Summer Fairy-The Greeting Farm, Sentiment November 09 KOM-unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Melon Berry, dark chocolate, kraft, white, berry sorbet-Papertrey Ink, Earth Love dp-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, creamy caramel, rose romance-SU
Accessories Used: Aquabrush, hottie pink-Shimmerz Blingz, MS floral lace punch

I am still cleaning ang getting ready to cook Thanksgiving dinner at my house!! LOTS to do :D
Thanks for stopping by!
Till Later!!

***Fun Bloggy Awards***

I am blessed with amazing friends!
I have been awarded a few awards in the last few days!
From Laura

Thank you Laura!! So sweet!

From Donna

This award is bestowed onto blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes cut, even more friendships are propagated. When you receive this award, you have to pass it on to six bloggers, so here goes! I chose these ladies as I am uber inspired by them and am glad to have become friends with them through blogging!

I know a lot of my best bloggy friends have already recieved this award and I am thinking of you ladies too!

*Gabby* *Steph* *Jacquie (giggle, love we have the same spelling!)* *Heather* *Sparkle* *Christi*
Thanks sweet Donna for this award!! :D

I have also received this fun award from Alyssa and Yvette!!

These are all supposed to be ONE word answers....this is SO hard!!

1. Where is your cell phone? pocket
2. Your hair? Brown
3. Your mother? Wise
4. Your father? deceased :(
5. Your fave food? Chinese
6. Your dream last night? Rob ;)
7. Your fave drink? Coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Career
9. What room are you in? Dining
10. Your hobby? Crafting
11. Your fear? Death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
13. Where you were last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Skinny
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish List Item? Copics
17. Where did you grow up? Minnesota
18. Last thing you did? Text
19. What are you wearing? Jammies
20. Your TV? SMALL!
21. Your Pets? Lots
22. Friends? Loving
23. Your Life? stagnant
24. Your Mood? content
25. Missing Someone? Always
26. Vehicle? Sante Fe
27. Something you are not wearing? Shoes
28. Your fave store? Pier1
29. Your fave color? Purple
30. Last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Sunday
32. Your best friend? Sweetest
33. One place that I go to over and over? Target
34. One person who emails regularly? Jen
35. Fave place to eat? Chili's
36. Facebook? yes

If anyone wants to grab this one feel free to, all of my bloogy friends are the best and you ALL deserve these awards! :D
Thanks for sharing this fun with me this morning!!
Till Later!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas-y Wild Flower Kids Fun!!

Happy Monday!
My Friend Jen creator of Wild Flower Kids has released TWO new amazing, cute, rubber sets today!! You can get them at Stamp happens Shop
also She is sponsor for challenge #42 over at The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog!! The challenge is a fun one: Use plaid, any amount of brads and NO ribbon! Ack!!

I played along using The last release from Wild Flower Kids Tis the Season, Sage and the Christmas tree!
I used old plaid christmas paper in my stash and pure poppy papertrey ink cardstock. I Colored with colored pencils. Gold brads added to the tree.

Stamps Used: Sage Elf, tree-digi images-Wild Flower Kids
Paper Used: dp MME, pure poppy, white-papertrey ink
Ink Used: river rock
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, brads, sentiment metal sticker

Make sure you check out the Wild Flower Patch
and see all the new releases!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Friday, November 20, 2009

****TTIC New Moon Blog Hop*****

Hi Everyone!!
Today I am participating in Twilight Tuesday New Moon Blog Hop!!
If you are coming from my beautiful caring and kind friend Ali you are on the right track...Almost to the end now!! I know everyone has done a marvelous job!! If you have just stopped on by Start at Twilight Tuesday and make sure to start from the beginning of the hop!! You dont want to miss all the New Moon inspired creations and Special Guests!!
I am sure you have seen so many TGF limited edition New moon sprouts from The Greeting Farm today....SO here is ONE more LOL!!
I colored up "Joseph" who looks an awful lot like Jacob!! :D
Real simple card, colored him with colored pencils and layered him onto Nutmeg Cosmo Cricket wood grain dp and added it all to Kraft cs from papertrey Ink. Sentiment is from the nov 09 KOM from Unity Stamp Company, it says Simply be who you are...That is SO true for Jacob! He was proud of what he had changed into, took it as a responsibility and had fun with it too. {At least in New Moon}
Stamps Used: Joseph sprout-Limited edition Digi-The Greeting Farm, Nov 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Kraft, enchanted evening, white-Papertrey Ink, Nutmeg-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: chocolate chip-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, hemp twine, button
Next on the Hop is MONIKA D, go and check her out!! You are almost to the end!! Just a few more!! Have fun!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

**All you need is.....Pixie Dust**

Hi all! I have played along with Mercys Tuesday Sketch finally this week :D I SO LOVE every weeks sketch! Isn't this sketch the coolest?!
So yesterday as I was making my easel card (found on the post below this one) I made my main panel too big for what I was making and I didnt know what to do with it...Well this was the perfect fit!!! I turned the sketch on its side which I seem to like to do often! I used lemon tart and true black PTI cardstock, dp from Earth Love Cosmo cricket {again!} and true black ribbon from PTI. This is pretty simple for me lately, took me about 15 minutes, thats really good!!! :D This is my version of CAS {Clean and Simple} Image and sentiment is from Unity November 09 KOM! love love love this kit!!
I did something WAY different for the hemp twine and button, does it look weird?? IDK I thought it was something new to try to see how I like it.

Stamps Used: November 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Lemon tart, true black-PTI, Earth Love dp-Cosmo Cricket
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, apricot appeal-SU
Accessories Used: True black saddle stitched ribbon-PTI, button, hemp twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
All you lucky ducks who get to see New Moon know I am a teeny bit jealous! ;D
Till Later!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

***Whimsical Fairy***

Hello again my bloggy friends!
I have to say it feels kind of weird posting a few days in a row nowadays...
SO reading my google reader this morning I saw the Diedrich dare ladies posting their projects for the Deidrich Dare 11 challenge and I wanted to play along this week!! :D I LOVE making Easel cards, once that first time was over I want to make them all the time! They are ingenius!
and over at SCS the sketch challenge was perfect for me! love this sketch! SC255

Here is my card...I used the November 09 KOM!!! I got mine today, I LOVE living hours away from Unity!! :D I inked up the Fairy Image and sentiment from the KOM. I stamped the Fairy in versafine onyx black onto Lemon Tart PTI cs. Distressing and paper piercing on most of the layers was fun! The dp is Earth Love from Cosmo Cricket, my Fav Cosmo Line so far!!!

Here is a close up view of just the card part in front..

Stamps Used: November 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Earth Love dp-Cosmo Cricket, true black, melon berry, lemon tart-PTI green Bazzill
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: Brad-BasicGrey, paper piercing tool, sponge, true black ribbon-PTI

Head on over and play along!!! SO much fun!!
Thanks for stopping, and thank you so much for the sweet heartfelt means the world to my family
Till Later!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

**Mojo-rific Oops!!!**

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!
I decided to play with the Mojo Monday 113 sketch! What a great sketch this week!
The color challenge over at SCS is Always Artichoke, Real red, chocolate chip and any neutral.
and Die Cuts R us challenge is to make anything girly!
I used a pretty Dressy Anya Image I received from a good friend! This isnt the typical pink girly I think of normaly but it is red and pretty and frilly! :D
I started out being inspired by Julee's Sample for the MOJO sketch and rounding two corners only of the card base and anya panel.
I used colored pencils to color Anya and goo be gone to blend. The dp is My Minds Eye "out and about" paper pack. Cardstock is all papertrey ink colors, Pure poppy, dark chocolate, ripe avacado and white. I used PTI satin white ribbon and smooshed and twisted it onto the cs. Around the circle cutout (used my circle nesties again) I put sticky tape on the back and smooshed the ribbon around the circle. Sentiment is from Unity butterfly beauty set. You can barely see it but I used the Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch on the middle panel. All edges are distressed. Dew drops in the corners also.
NOW here is where the OOPS comes in... My mind has been pretty occupied and I have caught another didnt complete the MOJO sketch the first time...I forgot the middle panel!!
Here is the first card I uploaded...
and here is the updated card with middle panel!! LOL!

Stamps Used: Dressy Anya- The Greeting Farm, sentiment-Butterfly Beauty-Unity
Paper Used: Pure poppy, white, dark chocolate, ripe avecado-papertrey ink, out and about dp-MME
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, chocolate chip, riding hood red-SU
Accessories Used: Dew drops, white satin ribbon-PTI, martha Stewart floral lace punch, circle nesties, colored pencils, goo be gone

The reason why my mind has been occupied is because my Father in law has suffered another stroke and it has left him without his eyesight and equilibrium issues...not sure what else yet, tests were still being run. He is awake and conscious but his health is still not good. keep him in your thoughts if you would...Thank you...

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!
Till Later!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

**Crazy {Acetate Circle} Kimmie Challenge!!**

Hi Everyone!!
I have a card for both Crazy 4 Challenge 11, using acetate on a card AND Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 6, using circles and the sketch is from SFYTT!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE these challenge sites and I LOVE Kimmies stamps, those girls are the best from the Moonlight Whispers Line!!! What a super great company, I just LOVE everything about Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!! She had me at Hello!!! LOL! Day one of Kim opening the store I bought Charlotte! I couldn't resist!! I have plans to get every single one!
Here are the Deets on my card!
I used acetate and cut a circle out with my circle nestabilities and stamped Charlotte out with black ink on that circle...Then I took Vintage Cream PTI cs and made the same size circle and stamped charlotte out again. I colored Charlotte's hair with copics, and her shirt with a glitter gel pen and the doll is with a sakura green pen. I colored her skin and cheeks on the cream panel. I layered the acetate onto the cream and used a clear tacky glue to adhere.
The dp is from Nutmeg Cosmo Cricket and all cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.
Sentiment is from the June 09 KOM from Unity Stamp Company.

Stamps Used: Charlotte-Moonlight Whispers-Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Paper Used: Nutmeg-Cosmo Cricket, dark chocolate, melon berry, vintage cream-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, chocolate chip-SU
Accessories Used: Martha Stewart Floral Lace punch, brads, acetate, circle nesties, sakura sparkle gel pen and green gel pen, copics

I hope you enjoy this card!!
Play along with the challenges, they are SO much fun!!!
Till Later!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

**Friends with Flair Friday with Unity**

Happy Friday the 13th!! I know Halloween is over!!
Today is another Friends With Flair Friday for Unity Stamp Company!!!!
I LOVE seeing all the crafty Unity goodness on Fridays!
Head over to The Unity Blog at 9AM CST to see the list of 50+ blogs participating!!
I made two cards! They go together so I had to make them both!
I knew I wanted to do the Plane, sentiment Flag combo today but I didnt know how to do it...knew a long card, knew blue and pink...lucky me though I was having an online craft session with one of my Best Friends (yes I have 2 Best friends, LOVE that! I have so much LOVE for them both) and she was embossing...lightbulb went off. BUT I goofed up and ended up with an AWESOME mistake!!

Here's what I did, I had my white PTI cs ready to go, had my Embossing powder and black ink...the plan was to use black ink with clear EP, guess what color I had?? WHITE!! Yep...white on white! SO I had to think again...and I decided to sponge over it in a matching color with my dp! SO a mistake to something I LOVE and will use again!! I used the technique on both the Boy and Girl card.

Also The flag parts on both are cut out and rubbed against my desk to curl and popped it on my cards, they pop out!

Ingredients are basically the same on both except colors, both use BasicGrey dp and PTI cardstock, white satin PTI ribbon and Basicgrey buttons.

Hope you like them!!!

Stamps Used: October 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: White, Kraft-PTI, baja breeze-SU, basicGrey dp
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, baja breeze-SU
Accessories Used: White satin ribbon-Papertrey Ink, button BasicGrey, sponge, white embossing powder, embossing gun, paper piercing tool

Stamps Used: October 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company

Paper used: Sweet blush, white, kraft-papertrey Ink, bittersweet-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, pink pirouette, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: button-BasicGrey, white satin ribbon-PTI, paper piercing tool, sponge, white EP, embossing gun

Thanks for stopping by!!
make sure you stop by all the blogs to see all the creativeness!
Till Later!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Going to the Chapel........

and we're gonna to get married....LOL! Sorry already been there done that! BUT my card for you is featuring the Chapel and sentiment from the Unity October 09 KOM!!
I used Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge 47 AND Die Cuts R Us Design Team Challenge, Emboss Something!! I know another Two-Fer! but they are so inspiring and were perfect fits!!

I used my Fleur De Lis CB embossing folder for this card and Earth Love Cosmo Cricket dp. I layered onto Kraft PTI cardstock. The image is colored with colored pencils and the heart is paper pieced. The lace is from some old curtains and I stitched the ends and sticky taped the rest of it on the panel.
Stamps Used: October 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Earth Love- Cosmo Cricket, Kraft, vintage cream-PTI
Ink Used: versafine onyx Black, more mustard, river rock-SU
Accessories Used: button, lace, colored pencils, thread, fleur de lis CB embossing folder, CB
Thanks so much for stopping by, it means the world!
Go and play along with the challenges, SO much fun!!
Till Later!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Charlotte Stitched Easel Card!!

Hey Everyone!!
I usually don't blog on sundays for some reason... BUT today I played along with 2 AMAZING challenges!! Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Blog has a challenge with STITCHING!! AND Crazy4Challenges #10 has everyone making an Easel card!
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring the C4C10 challenge so I figured it is a perfect time to play along!! :D
I LOVE Kimmies stamps, the Moonlight Whispers line sucked me in Immediately!!
I used Charlotte, and I have been having fun FAUX quilting. All the stitching is drawn on there (shhh...) I took my piercing tool and went across all the 6 small 1.5 x 1.5 squares and pierced holes, then I took a dark grey colored pencil (a dark gel pen would work better) and connected the holes in a zig zag pattern, same for the red and white polka dotted panel on the bottom panel.

and I LOVE crazy4challenges blog too, those ladies keep us on our toes with the challenges!
HERE are instructions on how to make an Easel card, not as hard as I thought!! I made mine 5x5 to fit Charlotte well. You just adjust the total size to 5x10. easy peasy!
SO i jumbled them all together and here is what I came up with!!
This card is for a super special friend who has been "knocking my socks off"!! She should know who she is :D

Stamps Used: Charlotte- Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, sentiment-October 09KOM-Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: June Bug-BasicGrey, enchanted evening, vintage cream, pure poppy-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Versafine onyx black, creamy caramel-SU
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, goo be gone, red ribbon, button, hemp twine, paper piercer, brad

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Make sure you check out BOTH blogs, so much amazing things to see and Stampin Rock Stars!!!
Till Later!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friends With Flair Friday for Unity!!!

Happy Friday to you!! Woo Hoo!!
I am SOOOO ready for the weekend!
I have my Friends with Flair Unity post today to share with all of you!
Check out The Unity Blog at 9AM to see the list of all 50 participants!!
Tons of amazing new things happening for Unity and I couldnt be happier!! They grow all the time, it is so wonderful!!

My card features the October 09 KOM and I have used Heather Rolin's design, the guitar and Rock On sentiment!! LOVE them and this is the first time I got them inky!

I decided on a purple and green color combo with black thrown in, I got out some Eerie BasicGrey and chose the not so halloweeny ones. There is sakura gelly roll clear sparkle on the hearts and sentiment. The guitar is colored with V09 copic and I used a colorless blender to erase some of the dark color. It is also covered in crystal effects to shine. Ribbon is spring moss, papertrey Ink ribbon and I just smooshed it on there any which way.
The Sketch is Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge #46!! LOVE her sketches!!
Hope you like it!

Stamps Used: October 09 KOM- Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Spring moss, plum pudding, true black, white-Papertrey Ink, Eerie-BasicGrey
Ink Used: Versafine onya black, certainly celery, River rock-SU
Accessories Used: Crystal effects, brads-SU, sakura gelly roll clear star, Spring moss stitched ribbon-Papertrey Ink

Now go and check out everyone else!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Posies on a Wednesdsay!!

Hey everyone! It is wednesday and I played along with the SCS Sketch challenge this morning!! I used Unity October & July 09 KOM for the flowers and sentiment. This challenge threw me for a loop, those I did bows instead!
I used nutmeg Cosmo Cricket dp and some papertrey ink cardstock. I really am addicted to using that MS floral lace edge punch! Should I stop using it for a while?? LOL I sponged the edges of the main panel and distressed the edges of all the paper.

Hope you like it!

Stamps Used: October & July 09 KOM-Unity Stamp company
Paper Used: Nutmeg- Cosmo Cricket, scarlett jewel, spring moss, white-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: Chocolate chip-SU, versafine onyx black
Accessories Used: Colored pencils, button-Foof-a-la, scarlett jewel stitched ribbon-papertrey ink, MS floral lace punch

Today is also Bombshell Hump day hotties Hop!! A HUGE welcome to Mary MS. November!! I hand over to you my mascara and hot rollers to rock this month!! GO you pin up you!! :D
I dont have a project today to show, I wasnt too prepared this week to hop along... I hope to be able soon!! BUT I do know who does have Bombshell Goodness!! It is these amazing, talented ladies!! GO and check them out!!
Ms. November - Mary G.
Glittery Katie

Thanks for stopping by!!
Till Later!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little bit of Tuesday fun!!

I have had some time on my hands today and have created a card!!
I took the MOJO monday Sketch 111 for this week and have used it as
inspiration, I used the SCS color challenge Neutrals for my color choices and the Die Cuts R Us Challenge to "Nest Something"!!

Enough fun for ya?? :D I was inspired by them all to create this card!! I usually don't clump challenges but I just couldn't help it this time, it all just flowed so well together. And of course I HAD to use Unity October 09 KOM!!!
Here it is....
I used my martha stewart Floral lace punch, my new Fleur de lis CB embossing folder and Circle Nesties (Nesties and folder bought at Stamp Happens!! Great service!), some papertrey ink ribbon, brads and threw them all together!! :D I placed the smaller nestie off to the side a bit and also stamped the image off to the right of the smaller circle. All the edges are distressed...I think I really like this card!
Stamps Used: October 09 KOM-Unity Stamp Company
Paper Used: Kraft, white, vintage cream, true black-Papertrey Ink
Ink Used: versafine onyx black, close to cocoa-SU
Accessories Used: Fleur de lis CB embossing folder, circle nestabilities, MS floral lace punch, true black stitched ribbon-PTI, brads
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a crafty day!!
Till Later!