Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stamp Stampin'

this one was really easy to make, and I was able to use scrap pieces for the background paper!
I stamped the images on Creamy Caramel with Chocolate chip ink, then colored in his hat and coat with a blender pen in Real Red. I then used my trusty old white gel pen to highlight his hat and beard.

I had actually made this one prior, but I was thrilled to find out it fit the Pals Paper Arts Simple Sketch challenge PPA17 perfectly!!
You should check it out! lots of beautiful creations there!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Super Simple Monday

A strip of patterned paper along the top with a border along the edge, a matted panel, a sentiment, and a main image with glitter! This card is one that you could have done in less than 5! It would be great for mass producing as well!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gotta Make Time for Fun!

I'm going to be so busy today, I thought I would post this card so that in my mind I could have as much fun as this little snowman and hedgehog! Aren't they cute??

Have a great day! See you next week!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Frosty Needed a Hat

I might post twice today, seeing as I didn't get around to posting yesterday! I've been working on a project that is taking me longer than I anticipated. But I am having fun doing it!

I thought that little Frosty looked cold (teehee) so I decided to give him a hat to go with his scarf. I used the little hat from Cold & Cuddly and colored it with markers. Now Frosty looks a lot more content!
He has glitter around his edges, but it's a little hard to see in the photo. He sparkles!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Well, I figure sing Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I had better post a card for it!

I know, I know, the background on this card really is screaming for something. If I were to remake this card, I would probably use the Polka Dot background stamp and maybe some versamark ink just to give a subtle pattern. In person it's not quite so glaringly sparse, probably because the purple is very intense. It's amazing what a human eye can see in comparison to a camera!

My event on Saturday went very well! I tried a new format, and I think I got some good feedback on what worked well and as to how I can continue to improve next time! I am still working on getting the hang of this! But I had a good time, and I got to meet some lovely new people!
Ok, Until tomorrow!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Super Simple Monday

This is a card I made quite a while back. It fits today's theme though, of Super Simple.
For my card, I had added 2 strips of colored cardstock, one that I had stamped with white craft ink, but you can use a patterned paper instead. I stamped the image and the sentiment in the same color, then gave a light wash of color to the wings, and added glitter to them. All done! Super fast, super simple!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Let it Snow! (Any Time But Tonight!)

Gosh, the day is almost 'over' and I realized I haven't posted a picture yet today! I have been frantically preparing for my big event tomorrow, because I have more people coming that I initially thought, so I am rearranging my stamp room to accommodate them all! But it's a good thing!

Today's card is timely, because I hear we are expecting snow tonight! I normally LOVE snow, but I kind of wish it would hold off one more night! I want everyone to have a safe drive over here for the event! Fingers crossed!

Next week I should have one or two Thanksgiving cards to post, so you don't get sick of seeing my Christmas cards!
Have beautiful weekends, and I hope to 'see' you here again on Monday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I think today's card is a happy one! I decided on this one 'cause it's been kind of gloomy here the last few days, and I wanted to see something bright and cheerful!

My dear blogging buddy Julie asked me how many Christmas cards I had done so far.....well, I think I have around 250 give or take a few...
Let me explain why so many!
I have a lot of people who buy cards from me, and I also participate in a craft bazaar where my main item is Christmas cards. So I will usually just offer what I have, and whatever is left over I will use for my personal use. I have been thinking about possibly trying my hand at Etsy too....still on the fence about that one.

I would like to take a few minutes to give a great big SHOUT OUT to another blogging buddy of mine that I had the privilege of "meeting" (via internet!) last week, Brandi Wiggins-Côté!!! You simply MUST go visit her blog, she is just FAB-OOO!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Three, Three, Three Cards In One!!!

I figured since I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, I would make it up by posting not 2, but 3 cards today!
Well, ok, that's kinda true. I'm also posting these 3 because they are so similar, I figure I might as well show you all at once. It is a good way again to see how you can take a basic layout, add your imagination, and come up with 3 similar but unique cards!

Good news! (for me anyway!) We have been in practically constant contact with the wonderful people over at Stampin Up regarding my Digital Studio dilemma, and it seems that they have recently had a breakthrough as far as possibly fixing the problem! Apparently, I was not the only one who had this particular issue with it, and so they said they should have a resolution sometime this week! I hope so, cause I was about to jump out of my skin because I've been wanting to use it so bad! I will let you know when we are up and running!!!!!

I have to tell you that the customer/demonstrator service at Stampin Up is so consistently stellar! Even through all of this and all my frustration, they have been completely helpful, pleasant, and all around wonderful! A round of applause for Stampin Up customer service!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Super Simple Monday

Ok! So this card was really easy. Not the quickest card, but there really isn't anything tricky to it. The hardest part is getting the stamps straight! But if you have a Stampamajig, It should make for easy stamping!

There is a bow on the front that is kind of hard to see, cause the picture is a little washed out.
I apologize for my experimental photographs.......This one was done in direct sunlght (note the lovely shadow on the card from the ornament!)
I will eventually make time to go search my garage for a nice box to make a lightbox out of. I'll put it on my list!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Every card deserves a chance!

I was contemplating on not posting this card today, but I told myself even not so great cards need love too!

So.........um.......here it is. I do like the way the tree turned out!

I actually stamped and colored the tree on Going Gray paper, then highlighted it with white gel pen and glitter. Notice how I put darker green on one side for the shadow....just a little coloring tip.

I also used the dotted circle from the delightful decorations set for the background. It really makes a great background stamp! its a happy and fun shape!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Weird Wednesday

Today is a weird day. Maybe cause it's Wednesday. Weird Wednesday. Hmmm.

My post will be short, but will have several cards! I'm sure you don't want to read through a unch of ramblings anyway :)

Today's cards are just a couple random cards that have been waiting to be posted.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Snowy Landscape

Ok, it's card time again!
This one was done with a gold panel stamped in black, then highlighted with a white gel pen.
The colors are very non traditional, but still very rich.
this one takes a couple of minutes only because of the coloring of the snow, but beyond that, it is really pretty easy! So if you have a lot of cards you want to get done, this is a good design for that.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stamp Room and Fall Class

You may have noticed a few changes on my blog....I was playing around a little bit last night with it. It is by no means awe-inspiring, but I thought it was kinda cute...for my first attempt at it! Of course the super cute background came from The Cutest Blog on the Block, (Thank you!) but I made the banner all by my little self! I also added a new picture of myself.

Well, I don't have a super simple card for today, but I do have pictures! We did end up going to the pumpkin patch Friday, but I have to upload the pictures from that. So I thought I would show you pictures of my stamp room and a couple from the class I had a few weeks ago! This was my first class in the room, and it sure was great to have all that space for everything!

The ones of the room itself were taken while it was still in the stages of being set up for the class. There are still a LOT of things I would like to do with the room, but I can only do so much at a time. I took a picture of the snack table, cause the class was Fall themed, and I had fall themed snacks....carmel and apples, and mini pumpkin cheesecakes! And sandwiches too, but that is an any time of year thing!

All the drawers and things are what I keep my stuff in...papers, tools, things like that. My stamps are actually on the opposite wall, in some misc. shelves and such. That is also where I have my display area. I have improved the display area since this picture was taken. I now use a tablecloth to cover the shelves underneath so it looks a lot cleaner and the mess is less distracting! I'm also now making it up for my next event, which is Christmas themed! Woohoo! My favorite time of year!
You can even see where my computer desk is in the niche, where I do all my computery stuff, and where I happen to be sitting this very moment!

Anyway, I thought I would post some pics, if you wanna see them a little better, I think you can click on them for a bigger picture.
I should be back with another card tomorrow!