Monday, September 27, 2010

Scrapmaster Color Combo #67

Hi Friend, It has been a beautiful weekend up here in Northern Wisconsin. Here is a picture I took from driveway. This is what greets us when we pull in the driveway.
That is our little cabin to the right. Nothing fancy but very cozy. It rained all day Friday but Sunday it was amazing.

OK on to the challenge at Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge # 67.                                 The colors are:

I decided to make a gift bag with my Cricut and Gypsy. Here is what I came up with:
I am really happy with the way it turned out. It is just the right size for a gift I have for a friend of mine. I used SU Vintage Vogue stamp set and SU Very Vintage jumbo wheel. I do love this set and use it a lot. The flower is also from this set.  The bag was cut with Bag, Tags, Boxes and More.

I hope you will join us this week at SPCC. Samantha gives some wonderful prizes and she has been making lots of changes to her blog. 

I am looking forward to seeing lot of creations this week with these wonderful colors.

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blog Candy

Sue at A Consuming Passion has so wonderful blog candy.
A blog design??? Wow I would love someone to give me a great blog design. I am taking a class but am getting a little behind because I don't understand all the Photo shop stuff.  I am learning but it takes and old dog like me a little longer to learn.
Anyway wouldn't you love to win these prizes? This blog candy ends September 30th so head over to A Consuming Passion (What a great name for what we do!)
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday 9/25

Happy Saturday,
I am up at the cabin enjoying the beautiful fall colors in the rain. Oh well today the sun is suppose to shine and it will be beautiful.

This week we have a fun challenge for you. We want to see stitching on your cards. Real or faux will do. I hauled out my sewing machine for this card. It took me a hour to try to fill the bobbin with clear thread. I read about it and thought it was a great idea so you don't have to keep changing thread. I think I bought the wrong stuff. It went all over and kept breaking. Anyway when I got it threaded I had fun going around the edge and then I had to go around some of the circles. It reminded me of home economics in junior high. Didn't you sew on paper first?

Our sponsor this week ia Paper Cupcakes and you can win two digis of your choice.

The image is cut from B is for Boy. I have wanted to use My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious stamps. 

I found this cute snail and thought he would be perfect with this "Snail Mail" stamp.
I have been reading how wonderful My Pink Stamper's stamps are and I thought OK stamps are stamps, BUT they really are wonderful. They make a nice clean and clear impression. You really have to try them to know what I mean. Plus Robyn has so many perfect little sayings that fit many cards. They are just what I need to put the finishing touches on my cards. 

I hope you will join us. Remember to link you card and all you have to do is draw stitches on your card if you don't sew.

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

By LORi Design Macie

I have be having fun this week making lots of cards. I am really making an effort to use what I have before I buy any more. I bought the stamp I used for this card months ago but just haven't had a chance to use it. This is one of Lori Boyd's Sugar Sticks stamps. This is Macie.

She is a special issue digi that is available for a donation of $5.00 to benefit children with Epilepsy and Glut1. You can get her here.
I bought Macie after a 21 year old, young man, that was a neighbor of mine, die as a result of an epileptic seizure. His sister died the same way when she was just 18. It just doesn't seem like young people should die like this in this day and age.

Here is my card.
I thought Macie would enjoy playing in some pretty fall leaves. I cut the leaves with my Cricut and I highlighted them with Copic markers. I stamped the base card with a maple leaf stamp from River City Rubber Works. I may have gotten a little carried away with the leaves but I was having fun playing with the leaves.
This is a side view so you can see the pretty liner I put inside this card.

You can see more of Lori's wonderful stamps at Lollipops and Sugar Sticks.

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge #66

It is time for another Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge
Here are the colors for this weeks challenge.

Fun color don't you think?
Here is my card.

The flower is SU Paper Daisies and I took the cotton off a Q-tip dipped it in the ink pad and made dots all over the daisy. I used SU Very Vintage wheel to do the background in the same ink color as the paper color. The for you is from a set called Happy Moments and it is stamped on the end of Modern Lable Extra-Large punch. It dosn't look to extra large the way I used it.
Here is what I used for the liner. I love this MS punch. This is another thing I bought and had not used because I forgot about it. It is great for cards with flowers or butterflies.

I hope you will join us this week at SPCC. I look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A New Challenge Blog

Have you been to the Ribbon Girl Blog yet? Well she is starting a new challenge blog. Challenge # 1 is the colors black, orange and white.
The prize is...

Now who wouldn't want to win this wonderful prize?

Here is the card I made for her first challenge. The image is a By LORi Design called Lollipop Lacie. I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 86.

Having lunch at school with my friends is one of the things I miss most about my retirement.

We would laugh the whole time. I am afraid my stomach muscles are not getting the exercise they uses to get. LOL I do really miss our lunches.

About this card:
Stamp: by LORi Design Lollipop Lacie. SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: 6X6 Cosmo Cricket, Joy Ride and Basic Gray June Bug, base is SU Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Copic markers
Acc: ribbon and tag

Be sure to check out the new challenge at The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Candy Corn Oh My

Oh My Goodness! I have been so busy I forgot to tell you that I won a set of Peachy Keen stamps from My Creative Time with Emma. I won just for leaving a comment on her blog and I finally got to use it today. Peachy Keen is having a Friday challenge called Let's Face It. The challenge is to create a Halloween treat containers using PK faces. This is a judged challenge so I really worked hard on this project. I made these adorable little fellows with my new stamp set and my Cricut.

As soon as I saw the challenge I knew what I wanted to make.  Every Halloween I love to make a mix of dry roasted peanuts and candy corn. It taste so good!  

Then I thought I should make a corn container for my treat. The box is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and the triangle is from Just Because.

I colored it with Copic markers YR68, Y13, G9, Y17. I used SU chalk for their cheek.

Next I used my Score Buddy to score the box. Then I stamped the cute faces and other stamps from the PK Dress Me Ghost set.
Next I used score tape to but the box together.
Last by not least I added the candy corn and peanut treat. Yum Yum!
The ghost is from Everyday Paper Dolls. I layered the ghost under the triangle corn that is popped up on one side. 

Even if I don't win the challenge I think this is the cutest thing I have every made. Thank you Peachy Keen and Emma I couldn't have done it without you.

The challenge is until September 30th. You have to see the wonderful projects the DT have made. I know you will be motivated to join this challenge too. 

Thanks for stopping, 

iCopic Lover

 I do love my Copic markers. I am still learning how to use them. Shading and highlighting is till a struggle for me but I love trying. I found a blog that is new to me called iCopic Lover and they have challenges. This week the challenge is to use orange, brown, and yellow. Great fall colors.
I decided to make another card with Lori's Grandparent's stamp and only use the man and the cat this time. They are great stamps to color with Copic markers.
I thought this would be another great card to put in my box for OWH. I used SU card stock.  
I stamped Daffodil Delight with a maple leaf stamp from River City Rubber Works. I got it at the Bakers Wife in Minocqua, the last time I was there.  I stamped it with Daffodile Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink. I love the way it made a nice background. I layered that on Soft Suede and the base card is Pumpkin Pie. The "hello there!" is from a SU set called Cheep Talk.
I colored this at the hospital while I was waiting for my father-in-law. That poor guy is 94 and has to go to the hospital to have fluid drained off his lungs every four or five weeks. He really was having a hard time breathing. He is feeling better now. I take coloring with me to do because it is so relaxing.  I took every yellow, orange and brown Copic marker I have. I should have written down what I used but I didn't. Sorry.  
I just love using my Copic markers. They are a  very big investment but worth every penny. The prize for this challenge is 7 Copic Ciao markers.  

Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping,

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday Everyone,
It is time for another Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday Challenge. I am so excited because this week we are apart of the Operation Write Home Birthday Blog Party.

Our challenge is to make a birthday card. Our sponsor this week is Craft Brulee .
You could win a $10 voucher to their store.

The only difference in our challenge this week is that we are asking you to send your cards into OWH for our troups.
Here is my card.
Cards for Operation Write Home need to be simple, and because I was in Chicago with very limited supplies it was easy to make a simple card. I uses another one of By LORi Designs
This is one of the images from the Grandparents image. It is so virisital you can use it in many way. I didn't have any stamps so I cute out the HB by hand. The coins are from those earrings I used in the last card. I used my Score Buddy to add embossing to the card and the paper behind the man. I didn't have black card stock with me. I made my own by coloring with a Copic marker. It is amazing what you can do when you don't have all your favorite stuff with you.

Here is some information on OWH

OWH supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Our 'birthday' (anniversary of our official registration as an org) is Sept 12th — but we're stretching the party to last all month!
Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!
OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!
Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations.
Tax-deductible donations of any size keep this work going - from $1 to any amount - and can be included with card donations to any shipper, mailed separately, or via Paypal.

I just think this is a wonderful organization and I am so happy to help our nation's armed forces any way I can. You can go to their blog to find out more information about this amazing group. I hope you will join us.

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Owners Listen Up

Is it getting impossible to keep up with your collection. Are you having trouble remember what cartridge has your favorite flower or cat. Well there is a new website that is very helpful. If you have a Gypsy it is pretty good but this is better. The website just opened a few days ago and the owners are looking for feedback on how the site works and any suggestions for improvements.

The site is free but there may eventually be more features added on a subscription basis. Check out and see what you think. I think it is a wonderful idea.

I am adding a button to my side bar so I have it when every I need to look something up.

If you haven't joined in the By LORi Design Blog Hop yet you still have time. I hope you will join us. Lori is giving away some fun stamps.

Have a wonderful day and Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Lollipop Girl Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited!  I am a Lollipop Girl. Last week I was invited to be on By LORi Designs, design team. I just love her images and am trilled to be on this team of very talented ladies.
We are having a blog hop today so you can get to know all of the Lollipop girls and win some of Lori's images. Isn't that wonderful?

I am in Chicago and I don't have many supplies with me. I just brought a Cosmo Cricket (Material Girl) 6x6 packet of paper, tape, paper cutter, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Score Buddy, Copic Markers and the most important a sheet of digi stamps that I printed off before I left home. This is a new image by Lori Boyd called Grandparents. You can get it at Lollipop and Sugar Sticks Store which is were you will fine all By LORi Designs 

Grandparents day was last Sunday so I decided to make  an anniversary card. I didn't bring any stamps with me and I could not get anyone in Chicago to print my (MacBook) sentiment.  I wrote it by hand.  I also wanted to add some bling which I forgot to bring. So I walked up and down Michigan Ave yesterday looking for something to use. I found these earrings and thought that was a lot of bling for $5. Look at what is on one earring? Have you every been to a Forever 21 store? Amazing place!
OK now for my card.
Not too bad for not having many supplies but I wish I could have stamped or printed the sentiment.  Lori's images are so wonderful they really make the card without a lot of extras needed.

Now hop to all the Lollipop Girls blogs and leave a comment. Then you will be in the running to win the new Grandparent Set, the Bride & Groom Set and ANY 5 other digis of your choice!!!

Start at Lollipop and Sugar Sticks and enjoy the your hop!

The Lollipop Girls:

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping,

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrapmaster Color Combo Challenge # 65

Welcome to another Scrapmaster's Color Combo Challenge. This week our colors are: 
Of course I thought of Halloween when I saw these colors. I was also influenced by what I saw at  Ink Paper Stamp  They are having a Halloween Punch Art Blog hop. You have to check it out. 

Here is what I came up with:
He reminds me of the little guy from the Jetson's TV Show in the 70's. I used my SU  punches to make him. Can you tell which ones?

I have been having so much fun making Halloween cards. I don't know who will get them but they are so much fun to make. What will you do with our colors this week? I look forward to seeing your creations.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: House Mouse

Paper: SU, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum, K& Company Halloween Bats
Ink:  SU Night of Navy  

SU  Punches - Ornament Extra-Large, Word Window Large, 5-Petal Flower Extra-Large, Oval Large, Scallop Oval Extra-Large 
Acc: White gel pen, two sizes of wiggley eyes, glitter gel pen

Thanks for stopping,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday

Our challenge this week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle is to make a thank you card. This digi image is by Kathy Martin. I got it a while back. It is suppose to have a flower on the cup but I want to play with my Photoshop Elements and see if I could put the sentiment on the cup and I could. That is the fun part about digi stamps you can change things around and they don't take up any room in your craft space.
My card got a little busy with all the embossing but I was having fun. 
I paper pieced the saucer and added some flowers that I punched and cut in half. The little hearts are suppose to be the steam. I colored the cup with Copic markers. I used the colors from Color Throwdown 109.  I was motivated to do the hearts after seeing this card by another one of my favorite card designers LeAnne. Her cards always wow me. 
The layout is from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 84
The "Thank you!" is a SU samp for the set called Pedaling past.
I liked the colors so much that I made two thank you cards.
Here is the other one.

I like this one better. It is not so busy. The embossing folder is called Bloom Dots. This is a SU set called Something Sweet. I have had this set for a while and this is the first time I used it. I think it is so sweet. The bow is hiding a finger smudge I made after I had it all stamped, distressed, cut out and ready to go. I wasn't going to have a bow on it. I was just happy I had ribbon in the right color.
Here is a picture of the liner. I got a new MS border punch called Ribbon Loop with my 50% off at Michael's over the weekend.
Both cards have that liner. It is so pretty. 

Well, those are my creations for the SSDS  challenge this week. Now it is your turn. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with. 

Have a great weekend.
Thanks for stopping,