Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kickin' Off Fall!

Hi! ;-)

Is there a crispness in the air? Are you reaching for the light sweater?.......Shoot, I wish I was!!!
We are still enduring mid 90 degree temps here in the good ole' South.
I'm not worried though, as I start the drive up the mountain we live on, I can see the colors of Autumn and I know cooler temps are right around the corner. I just gotta wait for it!

Today, I wanted to show you a card I made for this week's CAS challenge over on SCS. We were to create a card using Fall Colors.

paper ~ whisper white, cherry cobbler
ink ~ cherry cobbler, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, delightful daffodil
accessories ~ lg. oval punch, chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon

The Leaf Lines stamp set is becoming one of my favorites! I love the different outline leaf images with all their details.....just beautiful!

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Until next time...


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Big Shot Challenge at the SU-Only Blog!

Hello Everybody!

It's time for another SUO Challenge! We had a great number of entries for our first challenge. I hope you can join us for our second challenge, "Use your Big Shot".

My card is a little different. I decided to make a round card with my scallop and circle dies...

paper ~ dsp pack (In Colors) - Concord Crush, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
ink ~ Chocolate Chip
stamps ~ Fundamental Phrases
Accessories ~ Big Shot, Scallop circle die, large circle die, dots embossing folder, XL Bird Punch, circle punch, half pearl

I distressed the edges of my sentiment piece and adhered it with glue dots and then popped my bird up on dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to hop on over to the SU-Only Challenge Blog to check out the other ladies creations and enter your own!

Until next time...


Monday, September 20, 2010

September's Competing Princesses Challenge!

Hello ladies...
I'm so glad you stopped by today.

I'm having computer problems, because of....VISTA!!! Ugh! It came on the computer and worked wonderfully for 9 months and now it's like it had an evil baby! ;-) Anywho, I've not been able to update my blog as much as I'd like since I have to work my schedule around my computer's temperament. Worse case, I have to go to my mom's or the library to get on the internet. hoooo, hummmm....

Well, today I wanted to share with you my September creation for the Competing Princesses Challenge!
Terria, is our team's hostess this month and she sent a cutie cute kit!!! She and Colleen (hostess for the other team) chose "apple cider" as the theme. This is what I came up with...

I didn't add anything! All of this was in the kit she sent! You did a great job Terria :-) I decided to use the green textured c/s as my base and mount the image at the top. It's a slender card but still fits in a standard A2 envelope.
(see my random flower behind the card? It came up out of nowhere....hummmm, it's beautiful, even prettier than some of the "intentional" flowers I planted!)

I finally got a few copic markers (yeah, I know, I'm behind!) and used those on the little mouse and my watercolor pencils on the "apple cider".

Be sure to visit my competing princess sisters and see all their wonderful creations this month. Their blogs are listed in my left sidebar.

Have a great day!

Until next time...


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dueling Darlings Challenge #2

Hi out there!
I do hope this has been a great week for you so far!
My week has been super busy already. No subbing today though so I'm getting a few household things done...OH....and of course a few crafty things too ;-)

Today is Dueling Darling Day! My team is the Dazzlers..
September is my month to host and our theme is cute and fluffy.
So, my kit included the cutest little House Mouse image, "Make a Wish"

I also included papers from SU! (the bottom orange polka dot) and DCWV (the top multi polka dot), blue rick rack ribbon, white half pearls and a little white chipboard "cloud" I cut with my Cricut. I used old olive c/s as my base. I also added some Star Dust Stickles to the cupcake.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Now, don't forget to go give some love to my fellow Dazzlers...


And to the other Dueling Darlings team....the Divas, who had their own September hostess, Joan. She sent out kits using the same "Cute and Fluffy" theme.

Visit Kelly's blog to link to all the Divas creations!

Thanks so much for visiting my blogland today!

Until next time...


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Touch of Country Christmas

Hiya sweeties!
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Lately, I'm in the Christmas mood. So, I'm making lots of Christmas cards.
This one took minutes to make and has an old Country Christmas feel to it. In real life it does, I hope that comes across in the picture.

Paper ~ Very Vanills, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Moments dsp, Old Olive
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler
Stamps ~ Bright Christmas
Accessories ~ linen thread, XL Bird Punch, Sheer vanilla ribbon

The dsp bird is popped up on dimensionals. I punched an extra wing in old olive just for a little pop. I roughed up the Cherry Cobbler c/s on the edges.
The bird is a great way to use up those patterned paper scraps!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Until next time...


Friday, September 10, 2010

Couple of Pumpkins

Hey people! ;)

I'm getting more and more into punch art with my paper crafting. Slowly but surely I would love to start making those cute creatures/animals/people I see crafters making.....some day maybe.
But, today I'm sharing some easy, easy punch art!

Who among you have not tried the oval punch pumpkins? If you haven't you need too. They are super easy and super cute! For the stems I cut 3 pieces of hemp twine and twisted them together with a dab of tombo adhesive. The card base is Crumb Cake with the splatter stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamped all over in chocolate chip ink.

Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Natural White
Ink ~ Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Stamps ~ Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Just Believe
Accessories ~ Sponge daubers, kraft ribbon, hemp twine

Hope you like my creation today! Also, hope you're enjoying some cooler temps like we are! Yay! I'm lovin' it :)

Until next time...


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Craft Show Projects Part 2


I've got quite a few things to share with you today. If you've been reading my blog, you know I'm trying to get ready for a Craft Show this Saturday....yeah, this Saturday!!! Yikes! I've never had a booth at a Craft Show and I'm very anxious. I don't know if I'm making too much and too many or if I'll wind up making lots more through out the day. Of course, I hope it's the latter. I'm taking most all my supplies, even my Big Shot and dies so I hope to be able to "demo" lots of things as people walk by and visit. The CS I'm going to is a first for the town. It's a neighboring town about 20 miles away. So, I'm not sure what kind of crowd to expect. I'm hoping I get lots of new SU! customers from this though.

Here are a few projects I've been working on this week to take:

If you have not ordered the new punch from the Holiday Mini....WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? This punch is a must have! I've used it A LOT since I've gotten it. It is a perfect size for little tags.....whether it be for goody bags or on gifts. I used the SU! stamp set, "Fang-tastic" for these tags and the 4x6" cello bags (SU!). The string is crochet thread.

Simple, Easy, peasy!!!! Christmas card! I used the SU! set "Christ is Born". The ink colors are Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.

This is one of my favorite cards I've made for the show. I used the SU! set, "Jolly Bingo Bits". The card base is bashful blue then a panel of old olive c/s that I punched with the scallop trim border punch. I stamped the images with real red, bashful blue, old olive and chocolate chip ink and punched them out. The sentiment is stamped in real red ink (SU! Bright Christmas set)

Kickin' it old school with this card. This is the layout I used with the very first SU! card I ever made.....stamping the images on the top and putting a piece of c/s or dsp on the bottom....VERY, VERY, EASY!!! This card also uses the Jolly Bingo Bits set and the Bright Christmas set. The ink is certainly celery, real red and old olive and the ribbon is certainly celery grosgrain.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Until next time...


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Debute over at SUO Challenge Blog!

Hello! I hope you're having a great day

I am honored to bring you my card for the very first challenge over at the SUO Challenge blog! I am thrilled to be a part of their Design Team. We will have a different challenge every other Tuesday. If it really takes off, we'll start having them every Tuesday, so get over there and have some fun!!!

For the first challenge, we want to see your Fall creations

Here's what I came up with:

Paper ~ crumb cake, very vanilla, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Ink ~ chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Stamps ~ Just Believe, A Word for You
Accessories ~ pumpkin pie taffeta ribbon, linen thread, lg. oval punch, square punches, modern label punch, sponge daubers, blender pen

I "double dipped" my leaf stamp (one on the squares). First, I stamped it in chocolate chip ink then in pumpkin pie ink then stamped on very vanilla c/s. That way I could mute the pp ink a little to match the coloring on the larger image.

I would love for you to join us for our first challenge. The only requirement is use all Stampin' Up! products on your creation....other than that just have fun!!! :-) Visit the SUO Challenge Blog for more information.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Until next time...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Craft Show Projects Part 1

Hello ladies!

For the next few days I want to share with you some things I'm making for a craft show on the 11th. Yep, I'm waiting until the last minute as usual. I'm such a procrastinator!

I love candles and love finding new ways to decorate the pretty little things that hold them!

These are super easy. Just cut a strip of dsp in a 1 inch strip. Use sticky strip to adhere it in the back. I punched some butterflies out of coordinating card stock and ran them through my big shot with my dots embossing folder. Then tied a bow with some hemp twine. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time...