Sunday, December 30, 2007

You're a Hoot!

This is for LSC148 at Splitcoast. I didn't think I was going to be able to follow the rules, but I did! You can find the challenge and play along here:

This is what you could use:

one stamped image that can be colored
optional: sentiment
optional: an image to ground the main image like an oval, grass, etc.

any shade of white
2-3 patterns of designer paper
NO other colored cardstock

NO specialty tools (No punches, No CB, No Piercer, etc)
any coloring tools
sponges OK

one piece of ribbon

I used:

Stamps: Ollie and Olivia
Paper: WHITE and DCWV Retro Mat stack
Ink: Prismacolor Markers
Accessories: One piece of ribbon

The scanner killed my ribbon, I swear it's straight and a cute little bow.

How'd I do?

Thanks for looking!!

For the Sunday Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast

I've had this set for a while and it had never even been mounted, so I figured that was as good an excuse as any to case this card:;ppuser=54696

I think it's time to change the water in these flowers! I know this looks easy and probably is, but I had to recolor this vase like 12 times, it kept bleeding, so I gave up and used colored pencils, but then the color wasn't right so I went over it with the blender pen and mellow moss. It does match better IRL now, but not in the photo. It needs something on the right, but I'll have to think about it.

Stamps: Vases in Vogue
Paper: Mellow Moss. white, and MME
Ink: Bravo Borgundy, Mellow Moss, Stardust
Accessories: Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon

Stampin' Up sent this set to all the demonstrators about a month ago. I was unsure about it, lacking creativity, but there sure have been some beautiful cards made with it on Splitcoast. I made this for today's featured stamper challenge found here. She sure has a beautiful gallery, if you get time check it out and participate. She used a build a brad from Stampin' Up, they are awesome and I must get some. You can use your own stamps or DP to make brads, how cool is that! The idea is to "case" the featured stamper making at least two changes.

I changed the colors, paper and ribbon because I didn't have them, Unfortunately, I don't have any build a brads either so I used a different designer brad. Instead of a regular square I used the nestabilities scalloped square (on loan from Mom). I colored this with my new Copic Spica Glitter Pens that I got for Christmas and cut the little tiny flowers out of the DP and added them over the existing flowers.

Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Purely Pomegranate and Designer Series
Ink: Copic Spica Glitter Pen Red
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Designer Brad, Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon
This was very easy to do and the outcome is a beautiful card, at least I think so!

Thanks for stopping by! Deb

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Twinkling H2o's...Need some Practice!

Playing with Mom's Nestabilities and my new stamping stuff. This stamp and the Twinkling H2o's were part of my Christmas presents. Isn't it just the cutest? I love Penny Black! The twinkling H2o's are great I'm sure, but I am having a heck of a time with them, I think it's the paper, but I also tried watercolor paper and that was worse I had it all over the place! I'm sure once I find the right paper they won't be so bad. What do you think?

Penny Black, You're a Treasure, Sweet Thing
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Glorious Green and white
Ink: Twinkling H2o's Garnet an prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Cuttlebug and Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by!


Cameron wanted to make cards for each other. He wanted us both to use his stamps and he picked out which ones. He didn't want me to upload his. This is the smallest card I ever made. It is colored with Copic Spica Glitter Pens, they are really cool! It might be funny looking, but it earned me a great BIG hug, so it was worth it!! TFL!

Friday, December 28, 2007

and the winner is......

Thank you all for stopping by my blog and taking the time to visit the other sites as well as posting comments. Of course I went and checked out your blogs if you had one and they were all fabulous. I hope you'll come back soon!

The winner of the blog candy is: Linda,
Blogger Linda said...

I checked our the ebay store---there sure are a lot of stamp sets---one of my favorite Christmas sets (Nature's Christmas) is there---I spent a lot of time getting mine on ebay---when I could have spent the same price at your sister's store. Will check it out first next time.
I went to Penny Black site---I have some of their stickers that I used to make Christmas cards this year.
Linda Peterson

Please provide me with your address to claim your prize and thanks to everyone for playing!

I was unable to use a random generator because some of you earned extra entries, so I wrote your names on pieces of paper, one for each entry and had my son draw one. He says Congratulations Linda!!!

Happy Stamping!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I know, I know...another Bella!

This is one of the Bella's that I got recently. I originally purchased several as Christmas presents, but I only parted with two and that's only because they were for my mother. I really would have liked to keep them too, but I felt really guilty! I LOVE Bella's!! They are so adorable, it's easy to make a cute card quick. This is definitely one of my favorites. I need a "purr-fect friend sentiment so I can make a set! Off to search, If you know where I can find one, please let me know!

My scanner needs to be cleaned, all my scans have these little imperfections there must be something on there. I saw the coolest photo box on someone's blog, but I can't remember where. The photos come out so perfect!!


Stamps: Kittycattabella, Hugs and wishes
Paper: MME, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Tempting Turquoise, Stardust Clear pen
Accessories: Ribbon, Flowers cut from DP, Fiskars embossing corner punch


Stamps: Kittycattabella, Studio G & Lexicon of Love
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Glorious Green and MME
Ink: Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol ( also need to remember where I got this, Need more!), Stardust Clear pen

I also used ribbon and stampin' dimensionals on the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas card from my Mom!

Here's Cameron's card from Gramma, I told you it was cute!! I love that they all matched by 1234567890amily. She sure made a lot more cards than I did!! These cute stamps were purchased from Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station!

Isn't this just the cutest card! My Mom made it for us! I just love the cuddling penguins and the glitter. She put a lot of thought and time in to these making a different set for everyone in the family. Cameron got a little penguin card too, which I will post later. Bags got switched and we got the wrong one, so it's not here right now.


Friday, December 21, 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Lynn, now I'm supposed to list 7 things about myself and then tag some more people. Hmmmm, what to say, I'm pretty boring!

1) I live in Cassville, NY with my husband (Jim) and our 7 year-old son (Cameron). We have two dogs, Max and Luke. Max is a mix breed and Luke is a black Lab.

2) I am a middle child, there were 6 of us! I have 3 brothers and two sisters. My mother must be crazy!! I only have the one and I can't even imagine what it must have been like. Thanks for everything Mom, love ya!

3) I never ate much chocolate until the last couple of years and now I can't get enough of it! It doesn't matter what kind it is, but Dove milk chocolate and anything with toffee are my absolute favorites!

4) I started out as a scrap booker after my sister-in-law introduced us to Creative Memories, but then I went to a Stampin' Up party and I haven't done much scrap booking since. I am about 3 years behind and I really need to start catching up, there just isn't enough time in a day! I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator so I could feed my habits and would love to be more active as a demonstrator, but again the time thing!

5) I'm not a morning person either, but just can't stomach coffee! I used to start out the day with a diet Pepsi, but recently gave it up because of the Aspartame. I have had a headache every day since I stopped drinking it (ugh!), but I do feel better!

6) Lynn said, "I love the smell of cleaning products, especially toilet bowl cleaner (I know that's totally weird) and you would think that this would motivate me to do more cleaning, ya no. (hmm cleaning or stamping and blog surfing)." I say. "Not weird at all! I love the smell of bleach, especially on sheets and furniture polish, but I must confess I'd rather be stamping or on SCS too and therefore, don't smell the furniture polish very often. Being that I'm not a morning person, I love to clean late at night or when I get upset. My husband hates it when I get cleaning at night and no one has really gotten me frustrated recently, so my house is a mess (LOL!)."

7) I love to buy stamps and ribbon, but especially embellishments and Designer paper (that's my real addiction, shopping for supplies)! Then I hoard it because if I use it, I won't have it anymore. I also have binders full of stickers and sticker letters, that I have no idea why I bought, but I had to have them!!

Now for the hard part, I have to tag others. I only know a couple of blogger's so I had to pick some from the blogs that I like to visit, hope you don't mind!

Lil' Deb: Lil' Deb's Happy Place
Jan: She's gone Stampin'
Jennie: Jen & Sheldon's Life
Katie: Just Me

Monday, December 17, 2007


Got this in the mail today! This is the front cover, a sneak preview! For those of you that pre-ordered the catalog, not here yet! Good news is they have shipped!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa's other Ride!

I received this image from Janet Hunnicut with the card I posted previously, it's so much fun! Thanks, for the image and the inspiration Janet!! The picture isn't too good, but isn't that reindeer cute with his tongue hanging out?

Due to many interruptions, it took me all day to make this card so whoever gets it better keep it FOREVER!

Stamps: unsure?
Paper: Memory Box X-Mas Brights Collection, Green Galore, Black, and Really Red
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Michael's Ribbon and Liquid Applique!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my other posts!!

Blog Candy is Here!

Cloud Nine Design's, Rain Dots
Stampin' Up, Santa's Helpers

Some of you already know that my brother and sister-in-law have an eBay store: Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station.

They have generously donated the blog candy shown in the pictures! Want to win, simply visit their store, then come back here and leave a comment. Double your chances to win by going to my previous post and visiting the Penny Black web site. Triple your chances to win by placing an order either at the store or for Penny Black stamps! If you order something leave an additonal comment stating what you ordered under each category that way, you will receive your additional entries for the free Blog Candy.

Comments must be entered by Friday, December 28, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. to be eligible to win! Good Luck!

Their Stampin' Up stock was not purchased from me, but was acquired through auctions etc... I only sell to them for personal use!! You ought to see the collection she has! Wanna visit her blog Lil Deb's Happy Place!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

I adore Changito Loco!

Got this today from Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station and couldn't wait to use it, so even though we were having a party at my house I snuck in and made this card! Isn't he just the cutest!!

Stamps: Changito Loco and CTMH Adorable backgrounds, Hearts from SU's Small Sayings
Paper: Chocolate Chip and Pixie Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Pixie Pink
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Duncan Hines Frosting container!

This is a Duncan Hines frosting container that I decorated with DCWV paper and fun fur. Wish my Bella's would have come, so I could have used them on the outside. Put a bag of carnival skittles inside, they are yummy!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cards from my new Stamping Friends!

I've met many wonderful people through Splitcoast. The people on there are so wonderful and they make you realize that there are so many good people in this world. Two of these card are from Helen and the other one with the Santa and reindeer is from Jan. Helen is from Vermont and Jan is from Arizona and I have really enjoyed getting to know them and swapping cards and images. If you haven't visited Splitcoast yet, you don't know what you are missing. It is so inspirational to be able to share your creations and look at all the wonderful creations that everyone else makes. I have learned so much and even more important made new friends, which is priceless!! Thanks so much for your kindness and generosity ladies. I hope we will stay in touch!

These scans do not do these cards justice, they are so cute IRL. The lights on the Santa card are colored with Copic Spica markers and they are so pretty and sparkly. I hope Santa thinks that I have been a good girl because I asked him for them. The two other cards also have glitter and the one that says Baby it's COLD outside (how cute is that?) has little tiny puffballs between his hands for snowballs. One of the envelopes has a stamp on the outside that says "Greetings from your Stamping Friend. I hope Santa brings me that too! Thanks so much for the wonderful cards and images, I love them!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Another Bella!

Here's another Bella card that I made. The scan stinks, but it's kind of cute! I love these challenges, they really get me motivated, even if I don't know who I'm making them for. I'll use them some day!

Stamps: Blingabella and Circle of Friendship
Paper: MME and Chocolate Chip (my favorite!)
Ink: Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, and Blush Blossom
Accessories: Glitter, Organdy Ribbon, bling, 1' and 11/4" punches

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Brittany's 2009 Graduation card!

Continuing on the Bella challenges, I made this way early for a change. When I saw this stamp, I knew I wanted it for her, so why not get it done. Her birthday is in a couple of days and of course I haven't made that yet. I am hoping to get my new birthday stamp in time, so waiting....excuses, excuses. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Diplomabella, Small Sayings
Paper: Yo-Yo Yellow, Black and Green Galore
Ink: Yo-Yo Yellow, Black and Green Galore
Accessories: Ribbon and Stickles

Happy Birthday Bella!

This was also for the Bella Ball challenges. As you can see, once I started piercing, I just couldn't stop, there are holes everywhere. This is kind of plain, but cute! Can you tell I love Bella's. Recently ordered some new ones and can't wait for them to come!!

Stamps: Cosmobella, G Studio
Paper: Chocolate Chip and Deja Views
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blosson & Orchid Opulence
Accessories: Rhinestone Brad, Deja Views Flower, Word Window Punch
Techniques: Piercing and Piecing!

Queen for a Day!

Having lots of fun with these, but I should be getting ready for Christmas. The tree isn't up, the presents aren't bought....BAH HUMBUG. I need to get in the spirit!

This DP had a smidgen of really rust, so I sponged some more on and sponged the edges of the white. Paper pieced her outfit, again. I want to be Queen for a day, so I guess that's where my inspiration came from.

Stamps: Spabella and Studio G
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, and MME
Ink: Close to Cocoam Summer Sun, Yo=Yo Yellow and Gable Green
Accessories: Ribbon from Michael's & Scrap Essentials Brads
Techniques: Sponging/Distressing

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Bella Ball Challenge #1

I can't believe I stayed up until 1:00 in the morning just to see the new Bella stamps. I've obviously got some serious issue! This card was made for the first challenge and I think I have 5 more to go! I'll never make it.

I received an elf package last week, so I'm trying two of my own together and get them sent out. I also have to stamp some images for a trade that have to get out this weekend. I still haven't made my Christmas cards, boy what do I do with my time? Wait I know, I spend it looking at what other people have made on Splitcoast and procrastinating.

I know I still owe some blog candy, working on that too!

This is a tri-fold card and the instructions can be found in the first post of the link below.

Colors are real red and bashful blue. Bella's outfit is done with paper piecing. The DP is from the Christmas Glitter Stack by DCWV. There is crystal effects on the glass. The tag is made with the Round Tab punch from Stampin' Up.

Bella Ball Challenge #1 - BB1 can be found here:

Monday, December 3, 2007

Pepper Coasters

Today's challenge was to make coasters. I've been wanting to make some of these as gifts for a while, so I am grateful for the nudge. This is my Dad's dog(baby) Pepper. When Cameron was little, he would forget his name and ask if we could go see "onion". LOL! It's debatable who loves this dog more. Last time they come over my son took tons of pictures of the dog (none of the people)!

I printed the pics on regular paper and used Modge Podge to adhere it to the tile that I purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot and then put several layers of Modge Podge on top, waiting for each to dry. I' had seen someone do this on Slpitcoast before, but can't remember who. I'm thinking I should put some sort of sentiment or write pepper on them. What do you think?

I made one of this style before and it works. As for the ones with the Staz-On and chalk, they were a nightmare, but I never baked them. Someone on Splitcoast let me know that I should put them in the oven @ about 325 for 20 minutes or so. Guess I'll have to try them again, but not tonight. By the time I got home from work and got everything else taken care of, just didn't have it in me! Oh and don't forget to put some protection on the back. I used Heavy Duty felt pads purchased at Home Depot, they are about the size of a quarter, but in the past I have used other kinds of felt too!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Blog Candy!

Just noticed I have 1005 visits, so be on the lookout for some Blog Candy!

I didn't give it much thought because I thought it would take longer, but as soon as I figure it out you'll be the first to know so stop by often!


Featured Stamper Challenge!

This was for today's featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast. Love these little stamps. Can you believe I haven's used all of this paper yet? Should have started with the stamps that aren't mine before she wants them back.

Stamps: Elzybells, Sprinkle Snowflakes
Paper: Heidi Grace Frost Blvd, Pretty in Pink, Bordering Blue
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bordering Blue, Barely Banana
Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Jolee's Boutique Snowflakes

Is anyone else as neurotic as I am? I just keep changing things around and undoing and redoing. No wonder I usually wait til the last minute. I can't seem to even get my images straight. I must move them 4,000 times each. I have all this stuff and every time I make a card, I want something else!

I absolutely love Splitcoast, but I think it is bad for me. I see all of this stuff that otherwise I may never have know existed and I just can't help myself fast enough! Then I can't help but share it with you. Tell me how do you resist?

The cutest little penguin!

Here is Cameron's! Isn't it cute???? I was working on a featured stamper challenge and he wanted a challenge too and chose to case one of mine. I am so flattered, the little cutie!

The card and scalloped square along with his hat and scarf are Orchid. The striped paper is DejaViews. He did all his own work except, I poured the glitter (for obvious reasons!).

Thanks for looking!

Juggling Penguins

I don't want to waste any more of this beautiful paper than was necessary in creation, so made a few 3x3's to match. I'd like to find some metal tags that say something Christmassy where the ribbon is tied.

Stamps: Elzybells, Juggling Penguin
Paper: Heidi Grace Frost Blvd,
Ink: Bordering Blue, Only Orange & Regal Rose
Accessories: Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds & Scallop Punches

Thanks for looking!

A handful of love!

I love this card! It is one of my favorites evah! My Mom bought several Elzybells, but I just bought this penguin. The sentiment is also from Elzybells and belongs to her. Isn't she SWEET to let me play with them first!

Stamps: Handful of Love & Juggling Penguin, Papertrey square borders
Paper: Heidi Grace Frost Blvd from Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Regal Rose, Basic Black
Accessories: Jolee's Boutique snowflake, Marvy Scalloped Punch and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Bad Fluffles!

Not so sure this looks any better, but if you color his eyes it's eerie! Oh well! There is fun flock on the top of the stocking and crystal effects on the bulbs, which wasn't quite dry and it stuck to the scanner. Good thing I don't have any more stamped images because he is frustrating me, BIG TIME!