Saturday, October 27, 2007

Starbucks Coffee

I have seen these on Split Coast and thought they were awesome! I was going to buy some, so I could do the four pack with the carrier, but I don't even know if I like them and the cost $5.99 for a four pack.

A saw a friend at work drinking them I asked her to save them for me. Unfortunately for me, she buys them by the case. When I asked her for them she thought I was crazy, but she started leaving them at my desk everyday. She is one of my favorite people, so I thought I'd make her one. I gave it to her on Friday because I know she had a lot going on and might need a pick me up. She loved it and everyone passed it around, ooohing and ahhing over it. They think I'm Martha Stewart like, hah, if they only knew. Several of the other ladies let me know they have a birthday coming up and that it would be a perfect gift for them. Since they are so cheap to make, the most expensive part being the candy and the fact that they take about 5 minutes to make, I'll probably oblige them. These picture stinks because I took it when it was dark. As usual I waited to the last minute, so I didn't have time to try and fool with it to get a better picture.

I used Stella Ruby paper by Basic Grey, Chocolate Chip (of course), and Old Olive. The stamp set is Happy Harmony, one of my favorites.

TFL and feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Dog-Gone Great Day!

The fastest card I ever made. Last night around 9:00 p.m. Cameron was invited to go to Chuck E. Cheese with his friend Chantz to Celebrate his birthday. They didn't plan anything because his Gramma was sick and were unsure that they would be around. They were supposed to pick him up at noon. After running to the store to get a gift, I started to make this card and she called to say they were on the way...early. UH...OH, better hurry. I used the Sketch Challenge from JAN08VSNMINI2, at least I think it qualifies! I bought this set because I loved the little penguin jumping in the cup and wondered what I would ever do with this dog, now I know.

I think it came out cute for how quickly it was done. The scan is not so great, but no time to play with it as they are pulling in the driveway, LOL! I'm so proud, I parted with some more of my stashed Designer Paper, Creative License. Not sure why I am so stingy with it, it's makes card making so much easier and the end result so much better. I think I will be using it more and more. Love, love, love that it is double-sided and takes out the guess work of matching up papers! WOO-HOO!

Here are the supplies:

Stamps: Stampin' Up's Dog-Gone It!
Paper: Creative License Simply Scrappin'
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Blue Bayou, Blender Pens, White Signo-Gel Pen
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon
Can you believe all the Stampin' Up stuff I'm finally using? I have definitely been in a slump, maybe a party coming on!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Welcome Little One

SplitCoast had a Virtual Stamp Night, which started at 7 p.m. on Friday night. I was excited and couldn't wait to join in the fun. However it didn't turn out as well as I expected. I did everything on this card in about 10 minutes, which included choosing the Drive, paper, colors, and stamp set. Then my computer went down and I spent the next 4 hours trying to figure out how I wanted to attach the sentiment and what ribbon to use. I finally settled on this, but it's not what I wanted. Isn't it sad that you can have so much "stuff", but it never seems like you have just what you want.

Want to know more about VSN?

VSN is Virtual Stamp Night, a Splitcoaststampers tradition that’s expanded into a themed Virtual Stamping Weekend. ANYONE can join in on the fun! A series of stamping challenges will be posted in the forums, and you can do as many or as few challenges as you’d like. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned veteran, VSN will get you to try new things and get your creativity flowing.

Join the fun in the VSN forum! There's still plenty of time and even if you don't finish them in time at least you did something with all that "stuff" you've been collecting!! I plan to work on them some more, but have tons of stuff to do this weekend!

Picture and products used to come. My darn scanner isn't working again, so I'm just going to go to bed! Here they are:

Stamps: Welcome Little One from Stampin' Up, Simple Stitches from CTMH
Paper: Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper (Which I'm really stingy with!!), Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Designer Label Punch, Ribbon, and Rhinestone Brads

This card was made for a drive, you can learn more here. I plan to make a few more before sending them, so if you want to make a few let me know and we can mail them together. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bosses Day, All About Grattitude!

I made this Stampendous can filled with chocolate and caramel dipped pretzels sticks for my boss.

It's pretty simple as I have had a back problem and not able to sit here as long as I would like to.

The can is a small clear paint can from Stampendous, which I purchased from Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station. Other supplies used were:

Stamps: All about Gratitude/All About Occassions from Stampin' Up, please contact me for more information.
Paper: Whisper White Wrapping paper from Stampin' Up, perfect for can projects and wrapping gifts. Use any wheel to make it special
Ink: Green Galore, Yo-Yo Yellow, and Pumpkin Spice
Accessories: Lots and lots of ribbon from Michael's

Sunday, October 14, 2007

For my Absolutely Fabulous Boss!

Well nothing went right today and I didn't get much completed, other than this card. The paper piercing is done using the Mat Pack from Stampin' Up. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, and Whisper White. The coloring is done with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. The stamp is from Penny Black and I received it from someone on Split Coast whom I sent scallop punch outs to. The edges are distressed and the saying says you're absolutely fabulous, but didn't stamp too well. I really need to find a good white stamp pad. This was stamped with Staz On white. Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Paper Pleasing Ideas

I have been surfing for the favorites that I lost and I just added a few new favorite blog's. Some of you complain about the lines you get when coloring with markers, so you must check out the tutorial at Paper Pleasing Idea's, you will not be disappointed! I would have posted a picture of her card here, but I am not sure that would be ethical. Go there now by clicking on the link! Some of the other blogs have some great tutorials also!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

This was my submission for today's featured stamper challenge on SplitCoast. This is a WhipperSnapper stamp and I believe she designs stamps for that company. Her work sure is amazing! If you haven't gotten hooked on these challenges yet, you sure should try the, what fun!

The colors are basic black and real red. The stamp is colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The shading around the dog is done with soft sky and an aqua painter. The paper piercing is done with a needle and I used the Mat Pack from Stampin Up as a guide. The circles in the background are from Papertey Inc and the hearts are punched out.

The sentiment isn't exactly where I wanted it, but there was no way I was starting over.

You can see the featured stamper here:

Happy Bee Day! Quickie

Here is another card that was made for Cameron's actual birthday. Turns out I had about 5 minutes to make it, so it's not that great, but it is kind of cute. If I had more time, I would have liked to do something with the background. Since I have already given it to him, I guess it doesn't make much sense to think about it now.

This is a 3x3 card. The colors are barely banana, basic black and rose red. There is stickles on the wings, which is my favorite thing right now. The stamps are from Stampendous and might be found at Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station.

Isn't that lil bee just the cutest?

Here's a hint of what's to come!

I am working on today's featured stamper challenge and Cameron wanted in, so here's the card that he made! It came out very cute, don't ya think? Of course he had his done in a 1/4 of the time it will take me. I envy that.

I was the happy recipient of this card, which surprises me because usually they are for Gramma. It must have been the Nintendo DS that he got for his Birthday that sparked the love.

If you see this card, please leave him a comment. He is waiting after all!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Last Minute Birthday Card for Cameron!

Well first of all hallelujah! I have been without internet for what seems like forever and finally got set up on Wednesday with HughesNet. I just have to tell you WildBlue sucks!They drove me mad for weeks and come to find out they don't even have parts to fix their own equipment, but they kept setting up appointments and blaming it on the installer. I'm sure they are hurting because I was on hold for like 2 hours waiting to get through to the retention/cancellation department. Well enough about that.

Needless to say I didn't make a single thing while my internet was down, partly because I was so depressed and partly due to some back problems that I have been experiencing.

Today was Cameron's birthday party. He turned 7 on Wednesday, which felt more like my birthday than his since I got my internet back. LOL! The party was at 2 o'clock today and at about 1 o'clock I figured I better throw together a birthday card, so here it is.

Not a single thing on this card is from Stampin Up, how sad! I used my prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color it, the cardstock is random, the ribbon is from Michael's and I received the image from someone that I sent some GIGA punch outs to. I put stickles on the candles to give them a little punch. The ribbon was perfect because it has some gold flecks, not sure you can see them.

This is my first time coloring a House Mouse stamp and I was intimidated, but I think it came out cute for a quickie. The inside says "are the best and so are you! Happy Birthday!

I really love this stamp, think I am going to have to buy it. I have been wanting some House Mouse stamps for a while now.

I hope I can get back to doing some more stamping not that I have a place to show case it. It's no fun when you don't have someone to share it with.

Well hope you like it and hope to post some more soon!