Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Prettie Wednesday- ATC/ATC Card

So, two weeks ago, Jackie P.(who is a new Verve Diva, SCORE!!!) challenged the Prettie Girls to make an ATC and then make it into a card. I gotta say, I am not a big fan of ATC's, I guess I don't really "get" them..but it was kinda fun!! Anywho, I used my Basic Grey Sugared DP along with my Sweets For the Sweet stamp set(from Paper Pretties) to make my card. I stamped the muffin tin image on Whisper White and colored it with my SU markers. I then layered it with Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip. The ribbons are from SU, as well as the felt flower and button. My brads are just some random ones I had in my stash(sorry, don't remember who makes them). Since I started this card at 9, took me til 11 to make, started posting at 12:40 and am just now(2pm) getting back to it(blame Jared, it is all his fault, but I still LOVE him), I am gonna go!! Be sure to blurf around and check out what all the other Pretties are up to!!! I am PRETTIE sure my girl Julie has some CANDY to give away, so make sure you go there!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Now THAT'S a Challenge..

Seriously, have you SEEN the color challenge for today on Splitcoast....crazy!!! I think it is the Handsome Hunter that does it in for me, but since I am a trooper(not really, but let's pretend), I went for it!! Usually I refuse to look at the challenge gallery before I start working...I would hate it if I was ever influenced unknowingly(kwim), but I had to take a peek to see if anyone had even braved this one. Gotta tell ya, the gallery was pretty awesome, so I decided to give it a go!! When I saw the combo this morning, this rose was the first stamp that I thought of and the paper from Parisian Summer(SU) was the second. My flower comes from the Gina K. Designs stamp set, A Year of Flowers. It was designed by my friend Melanie and it is GORGEOUS. I stamped the flower on Gina K. Pure Luxury 120lb card stock with my Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. I then used my aqua painter and Blah-vo Burgundy re-inker to color it. The leaves were done with my marker....and look weird in this photo...but trust me, they look well blended in person(don't you hate that). I used my Oval Nesties to cut out the oval layers and emboss them. I then stamped the stem directly on the white...all the other pieces were colored and cut out then added on. I did some piercing, added some grosgrain ribbon on a spiral clip and added it to the base. For the base, both DP's are from the Parisian Summer DSP, and I connected them with some Saffron Poly Twill and some retired Hunter Organdy from SU. A few brads, some piercing, and a sentiment punched out with my SU oval punches and it was done!! That is it for me now..gotta get back to the stamp table!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

It Doesn't Get Easier Than This!!

So, have you seen this months Stamp of the Month from Paper Pretties. I have only shown her on my blog one time..which is almost shameful..but my best project(or most creative at the very least) with her is here now for your viewing pleasure!!! This months SOTM was called Sending You Love. It will be released to the public on the first but we WILL NOT be having a party or Cutie Pie contest this Pretties need a little break, kwim!!! Anywho...She will be released on the 1st and I couldn't be more excited because I haven't been able to show this project til now!! Awesome right!!! To heck with those store bought Valentine's, who needs em right!! A few sheets of cardstock, some ink, coloring tools, and a stamp and you have the ability to make your own Valentines...genius right?? I first made this project for the Stampin In Your Jammies party last month, to make a project for kids. What could be better than letting your little girl help you color her own Valentines?? Nothing in my book!!!

I am super tired and trying to post this, so I will come back later with details!! Be sure to check out the Stamp of the Month Club at Paper Pretties...this month's stamp is Gliding By and she is GORGEOUS!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Mojo Monday

I can't even begin to tell you the last time I actually got a Mojo Monday sketch done on Monday, but today is the day people...I DID IT!! Now, to be honest, this card should have never been made...I have WAY more "high priority" stuff to do, but seriously...awesome sketch, awesome stamps, awesome colors, SEVERE CUPCAKE CRAVING...what can you expect when you combine all those things together??? Now not to sound like Jan Tink(my GOSH is that woman funny!! and talented to boot)...but seriously, isn't this card GORGEOUS???!!! Okay, maybe gorgeous is stretching it a hair, but I think it's gorgeous and that's all that should it is, wait for it...yes, .....I love myself, LOL!!!
Okay, enough fooling is my card!! I made it using the Verve Stamps set, Cupcake Affair(which is on sale people so run, don't walk...). I followed today's, yayy me, Mojo Monday sketch to create this card. The DP is from the SU Bella Rose DSP as well as the Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP. I paired it with Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette. The cupcake was colored with a combination of SU markers, re-inkers, and a blender pen. I then outlined the whole thing with my Cool Grey No. 3 copic and covered the icing with Crystal Effects. To add some extra blinginess(yep, it's a word...ask me, I'll tell ya again), I placed pearls in the centers of the flowers as well as the corners of the card. To finish it off, I added some Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip Taffeta and Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, a spiral clip and it was done!!
Well, I think I have am done patting myself on the to pat my sister on hers!! Here is some baby eye know you crave it!! By the way, for those of you new here...this is my nephew Jared and his best friend, my dog Sophie...too cute!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

I love the last picture...could you tell he had had enough of the flashin by then, LOL!!! I call it his " NOW LOOK HERE WOMAN" picture...LOL!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

FS99 Stampfilled Dreams...

Today's Featured Stamper was the super talented Barb Schram(stampfilleddreams). I really enjoyed going through her gallery, and I subscribe to her blog through my google reader, so I get to see what she is up to all the time!! I chose this card to CASE, and I have to tell kicked my buttttttttt.... Seriously, I started it LAST NIGHT and just now got done with it!! Sad part is the fact that it turned out NOTHING like I wanted it to...I don't know where I went wrong. Anywho, since it took me HOURS to create, I am posting it..whether I like it or not(before you yell at me, as you all always do, I do like it, I just don't LOVE it, kwim)!! I love this stamp set from There She Goes called Butterfly Happiness. It is full of gorgeous images and fabulous sayings...I just couldn't get them to work for me. I started by stamping the vine branch thingy in Chocolate Chip ink and then I did a shadow with Creamy Carmel. The butterfly was stamped with Pale Plum and Chocolate Chip. My DP is from the retired Enchante DSP from SU. On the Chocolate Chip layer, I stamped my Canvas background with Chocolate Chip ink. The brads are from SU, I did a lot of piercing, used some retired cream organdy from SU, and added a little clip to the sentiment and it was done.
Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Raspberry Tart DSP=YUMMYYYY!!

Okay, so I am OFFICIALLY in LOVE with this paper, and I think I MAY have a new favorite color combo!! I had to go out and run some errands with DH, but while I was gone, all I could think about was getting home and stamping more with this yummy paper and combo. A few weeks ago, I won a blog candy giveaway from my friend, Julie Lacey. She sent me a few of her favorite things, which happen to be MY favorite things, so it was DEFINITELY a win/win!! I got some YUMMY May Arts ribbon, pearls, and a handful of stamped images from Stampin' Bella. I actually own this particular Bella, but shamefully, she has never seen ink. Since Julie's images were laying on my desk, I decided to go ahead and use the ones she sent me!! I started by coloring my LatteBella with my SU markers and then outlined it with a Cool Grey Copic No. 3 marker. I have been throwing around the idea of getting copics, and actually got enough money from friends and family for Christmas to get a BUNCH of them, but I am so fickle about I need I HAVE to have them??? Jury is still out, but let me tell you, I am VERY tempted!! Anywho...I colored her and then layered her with Rose Red CS. Using the SCS sketch from this week, I adhered my panels to a piece of Whisper White that had been run through my Cuttlebug with the Paisley folder. I decided to also use this card for the Holiday Extravaganza Challenge number 4, which was to use one piece of DP, two main colors and a neutral, and at least 3 punches. Since I had to use three punches, I added the sentiment panel..but after investigating the Sketch Challenge gallery, I decided that I wasn't the only one, so no worries. I also saw at the last minute that for the HEC04, we were supposed to use ribbon and no other no attention to the brads in the corner...hehehe.(thing Wizard of Oz..I know, I am TOTALLY lame)!!

While looking at the Holiday challenges, I saw that challenge number three was to make a "scrap-ling". Now, I have never heard of one before, but I decided that I would TRY to make one...good grief, you don't realize how small 1 1/4ins is until you try to work with it. I decided to use the same colors, ribbon, and stamps as my Lattebella card and the fabulous card I posted earlier. I don't know what these are supposed to be used for, but I thought I would use it as a book mark to send to my friend who just had a birthday today...hmmm, wonder who THAT could be???LOL!! Luv ya Jodi!! I didn't do anything special on this, except for cut out the flowers and glue them on...easy peasy!! It was a GREAT way to get rid of scraps though!!
Well, that is it for me for right to work on the Featured Stamper challenge...I am on a roll baby!!!

Yayy, New GOODIES!!

I wasn't going to pre-order any of the new SU sets, but the thought of new stuff at a discount APPEALED to me, so I broke down and placed an order!! For my card today, I used the soon to be released set, Sweet Stems and some YUMMY Raspberry Tart DSP. My sketch is from Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try. I also used the second Holiday Extravaganza challenge(to use scallops, a square card, no glitter, ribbon, and a three word sentiment) and today's Inspiration Challenge. I chose this chair from the Mackensie Childs store...GOOD LORD DID YOU SEE THE PRICE ON THAT THING!!!!! YIKES!!! Can you imagine all the stamping supplies you could buy with that much money...much wiser investment if you ask me, LOL!! Anyway, I stamped the stems with Black Stazon on Whisper White and colored them in with my SU markers. The outline was done with my Cool Grey Copic marker No. 3. I cut the scalloped Cameo Coral layer with my long rectangle Nestabilities. For the stems, I used a blender pen and my Kiwi Kiss ink pad to color them. Then I stamped and colored extra of the flowers and layered them on the big flowers. To accent the center of the flowers, I added some silver brads from SU. The sentiment is one of my FAVORITES from the SU set, Absolutely Fabulous. I did some piercing and it was done!! My mojo is SLOWLY coming least I only needed 3 challenges to get this card going...sheeeshhh!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT DAY!!


So, today is Jodi(kharmagirls) Birthday and we Pretties are celebrating in STYLE!! If you are just now hearing about our birthday party blog hop for Jodi(yep, that's what this is), then head on over to Christie's blog to get started!! If you know Jodi at all, you would know that she has a serious Starbucks addiction...that girl loves her lattes, hence the coffee theme!! I am suffering from serious stamper's block(yep, it's true), so I decided to use a few challenges to try to get me in the stamping spirit!! I chose the Holiday Challenge Extravaganza challenge number one, to be inspired by a onesie from Old Navy. I chose the colors to be inspired by. Next, I used Taylor's Cupcake Sketch challenge(but I did change the sentiment a little). Then I decided to go with Friday's Limited Supplies challenge(to use no Christmas stamps, images, papers, Christmas). And Finally(literally, FINALLY), I made this card for this past Wednesday's Put a Hole In It Prettie Wednesday Challenge. This is the first time in the history of the challenges that I have been late, and I truly apologize for it...I have no real excuse, cause I had plenty of warning, it just didn't happen and for that, I am sorry girls(never again though, the guilt is KILLING me)!!
Anyway, I started with one of my FAVORITE Prettie Stamps(it is after all the only reason why I went to the Paper Pretties SIYJ party in the first place, that and my friend Lesa(luv ya babe)), Look Who's Perky. I stamped the cup images on Kraft Cardstock and colored them with my SU markers. The outline was done with my Going Gray marker, and the steam was colored with my white gel pen, Creamy Carmel marker, and a glitter pen(Sakura). The DP is from the SU Patterns DP(hostess level one reward). I cut the image and it's layer out with my Label One dies and them pierced a border. The ribbon is from SU and so are the brads( the clips are from Making Memories). For my sentiment, I cut a scallop circle out of Chocolate Chip, then a 1 3/8ths out of Night of Navy. I then punched a hole through the entire card front. The sentiment is from the Paper Pretties set, Bugs and Fishes, and was stamped on Whisper White. I then lined the holes up and glued it to the card base. The card front is popped up to give it some depth. With all that said, I am not thrilled with this card, so Jodi, after work tomorrow, I am TOTALLY going to redeem myself(so I say)!!! Just know that it took half a pot of coffee to keep me awake and FOUR challenges to get motivated....yeoooowwwww!!

Thanks for stopping for the rest of the hop!!! This is "technically" your last, head on over to Jodi's blog to tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!(what are you still doing here, go wish her well already......)

This Deserved It's Own Post

For those of you that don't know, I celebrated my birthday(30th) back in October. A few weeks after my birthday, I got an email from my friend Carolina(craftycaro). She didn't want to ask, but she hadn't seen the birthday present she sent me on my blog, so she just wondered if I had received it...and I HADN'T!! How sad is that!! I was so upset for her, one-because she thought I didn't like it so I hadn't posted it, and two- because her hard work had been lost in the mail!! When I told her that I had never received it, she said she would make another and send it to me...I told her it wasn't necessary, but she was determined(and you KNOW how we women/stampers can be)!! Right before Christmas, I received this GORGEOUS frame and card in the mail from her. LUCKY ME!! For those of you that don't know, my husband and I are desperately trying to have children of our own with no success, so for now, I am just an Aunt to my gorgeous nieces and nephews. When I first saw this sentiment on Carolina's blog, I LOVED it, so I am HONORED that she used it to make me a special gift!! Now all I need is to find a good picture of my kiddos to put in it!! Thanks so much Carolina, and I am sorry you had to remake it, but I am NOT sorry I received it finally!!!

More Christmas Cards

Here are some more FABULOUS Christmas cards I was lucky enough to receive from my friends!! I am too tired to go into detail, but to each one of these FABULOUS stampers, you know I ADORE you all!! You are so super talented, and to think of me, makes me so happy!! Thank you for being so fabulous!!
First one is by Charlene Merrick(lilluvsstampin).

Second by Becky Carafa(Beccabatgirl).

Third is by Jessica Diedrich.

Fourth is by Laura Fredrickson(scrapnextras).

And last, but not least, Lavon Gill.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I have been so busy that I have totally neglected my blog!! Thank you to the few of you that are still hanging around, it means the world to me!! I have been working non-stop trying to get my Christmas cards done, and I am happy to report that all but 3 of them are signed, sealed, and postmarked...yayy me!! I feel so cheesy sending out Christmas cards the day before Christmas, but I am relieved to see that some of my favorite stampers are in the same spot...makes me feel a tiny bit better, LOL!! I also have to apologize to my Pretties...I am way behind on this weeks challenge and my regular posting day, but I hope to make it up tomorrow, I am just too pooped to stamp tonight!! What a whirlwind the last two days have been!! Besides the normal hustle and bustle, and all the holiday preparations, my poor little nephew came down with a nasty cold. Poor kid was miserable yesterday, which means I got less than nothing done all day. I was totally exhausted when he left, but stayed up until 3am working on Christmas cards(which you will see in a minute). After 3 very short hours of sleep, I had to go to work. When I got outside, my car started, but the wheel wouldn't turn...ACCKKKK!! Since I was already running late, I ran inside and stole the keys to my husbands truck...hehe!! Come to find out, some belt came off and my DH'sUncle had to put it back on for me...but man was I stressing!!! So, needless to say, I am exhausted, but I wanted to post the card that I made(actually 25 of them) last night until 3am. I started with the Verve Stamps set, Ornamental Christmas. I stamped the image with Silver Encore ink on Whisper White. The DP is by Heidi Grace, and I used my Circle Nestabilities to cut it out. The white and Not Quite Navy layers were cut out with my new Label One dies. The base is PTI white(cause it is so thick it makes an amazing card base), then NQN and Whisper White again. This card was pretty basic, but I spent FOREVER cutting and embossing at my Cuttlebug.

Well, that is it for me tonight!! Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!! Be safe and God bless!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Good Grief...

said in my best Charlie Brown voice....have you SEEN this weeks Featured Stamper???? Honestly, I am no stranger to here work, but still when I go to Paula's gallery, I am BLOWN away. She has MAD coloring skillz...seriously, she is crazy talented!! I had the pleasure of being a Whipper Snapper Featured Designer with her as well as being on the My Favorite Things team, so like I said, I am no stranger to her work. When I saw that she was the FS this week, I knew EXACTLY what card I wanted to attempt to CASE. Well, I attempted it, and I FAILED, but I still love my just is no where near as amazing as hers is, kwim?? I was not only inspired by her card, but by her wonderful use of Kraft cardstock, so I decided to combine the two. I am out of acetate, so I had to make my card base Pearlized White cardstock instead. I paired it with Kraft and some yummy DP by Basic Grey. It is part of the Fruitcake collection and is truly gorgeous. I loved that the ornaments on my branch, from the MFT Branch Out set, mimicked the shape of the ornaments on the paper. I stamped the branch with Chocolate Chip cardstock and then colored it in with my SU markers. I then added some white gel pen to highlight it and went back over it with my Creamy Carmel marker. The ornaments were colored with my SU markers and then highlighted with my white gel pen. I made a major booboo, and was gonna have to start over, then I got the brilliant idea to cut the branch and ornaments out...what the HECK WAS I THINKING?? Talk about hard..geez me, never again, LOL!! I then adhered my branch to a piece of Kraft cardstock and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I then layered it with some more Pearlized white. The rest is pretty self explanatory, and I have a ton to do. Last night my mom and siblings, along with their significant others and children, were here for Christmas, and tonight we have Christmas with my Dad, so I gotta get busy!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Truly Blessed

Since getting into stamping, I have met some of the most wonderful people this world has to offer. Everyday I am reminded of why I do what I do by these wonderful women..without their encouragement, I wouldn't be half as successful, truly. In the mail the past few days, I have received some truly GORGEOUS cards from these wonderful women. My first card came to me from my friend Jodi(kharmagirl). Since meeting last year around this time, Jodi and I have continually grown closer and have formed, what I would call, a very valuable friendship-one I will be eternally grateful for. Jodi sent this GORGEOUS card to me, and let me tell you, it is STUNNING in person...I just don't know how she does it!! Thanks Jodi, MWAHHH!!

The second card that I received came to me from Donna Baker. Donna has the biggest heart and MAD stampin skillz. She is a true artist and is so loving and giving. This card is not only a card, but an ornament too(she even signed the back, what a rockstar). Thanks Donna, you amaze me.

My next card was sent to me by my friend, and fellow Prettie Girl, Christi(cici510). Christi just recently joined the team and has been WOWING me with her talent and wonderful spirit. She is a wonderful person, mother, stamper, and friend. Thanks Christi, you rock girlfriend and I can't wait to get to know you better!!

This next card was sent to me by my friend, Jessica Knutsen. Jessica is the owner of There She Goes stamps and is ROCKIN my stamping world with her awesome images. Not only is she a super talented designer, she is an amazing stamper and an all around fabulous person. Thanks Jessica, you ROCK girl!!

This last card was sent to me by Silke Ledlow(sparklegirl), which you could probably tell by looking. Her work is so distinctive and flawless. Silke is the sweetest person and a SUPER talented stamper. She inspires me everyday with her enthusiasm, kindness, and all around ROCKIN's skillz. Thanks Silke for being my friend and for being so fabulous, you amaze me girl!!

Okay, I think I just made myself sick with all the gushing, but seriously, I LOVE my PSF!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

I've Got the Blues....

Not really, but if I don't get the rest of my stuff done, I will soon, LOL!! Today's Limited Supplies Challenge was to make a card where 3/4ths of the card had to be blue and you could only use one non-paper embellishment. I chose brads, although it KILLED me not to put some ribbon on here...if ever a card needed a nice white organdy bow, this here is the card, LOL!! Okay, enough blah blah, onto the details!! The card base is Not Quite Navy which I paired with Baja Breeze(quite possibly my new favorite color) and Gina K. White. The DP is from the Ski Slope pack and the top white panel was run through my Cuttlebug with the argyle folder. I used my scalloped edge punch to create the not so faux ribbon around the's there, it just doesn't LOOK like ribbon(which is what I REALLY wanted to use). For my main image, I stamped the poinsettia from the Gina K. set, A Year of Flowers, which was designed by my friend Melanie. The sentiment is from her companion set, Say it With Flowers. I used my Cuttlebug and Circle Nesties for the main image layers and my SU circle punched for the sentiment. For the poinsettia, I stamped it three times on Gina K. white and water colored it with my Niji waterbrush and Not Quite Navy ink pad. I then cut out two of the flowers and just the center on the third. I layered them together and then added some silver brads to the center. In the interest of keeping it limited(which is REALLY hard for me to do), I didn't go ahead and do all the piercing that I wanted to do...hmmm, maybe I should do a MORE version of this card??
Anyway, that is it for me now...I am off to my stamp table to finish putting together some more cards and then work on putting the insides in and getting them for me!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Well, I am happy to report that the shopping is done, the presents are wrapped, the menu is planned, yayy me!! I am UNHAPPY to report that the Christmas cards still aren't done(I am about halfway, but not close enough), my house is a mess, and I still have some gifts that I really wanted to make. Slowly, but surely, I am getting there...but I swear there is something wrong with me. Is anyone else like this?? Honestly, when I know I have to do something, and I need to do it now, I can NOT for the life of me get motivated....I sat in my chair and watched TV after my nephew left for almost two hours...umm, QUIT WASTING TIME MORON!!! What a dork I am....
Anywho, I made this card for todays Ways to Use It challenge. The challenge was to make something last minute and quick. Now, I know you are looking at this and thinking, how on earth was that quick, and I don't blame you...but seriously, when you KNOW what you want to do, this card took me 20mins start to finish, not bad for me(or anyone I would guess). It is pretty simple once you do it, and since it is full of things that I do all the time, it was pretty simple to throw together...once I got it figured out. On that note, isn't it PRETTY!! I am in LOVE with this deer stamp from Gina K. It is part of the Magic of Christmas set designed by Rupa Shevde...seriously one of the most gorgeous Christmas sets I own. The image was super easy to color too. I used my SU markers and added some highlights with my white gel pen. The necklace(for lack of anything else to call it) was colored Baja Breeze with my blender pen and ink pad. The paper is from the Ski Slope DSP and I paired it with Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Gina K. Pure Luxury White. The snowflakes were punched with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and then I added some silver SU brads to the centers. Pretty easy huh!! Okay, well, I am off to mass produce about 10 or 15 of these...see you tomorrow!! Thanks for stopping by and for all your support, it means the world to me!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Prettie Wednesday-Plaid

So, I REALLY needed to make this a Christmas card, but I have NO PLAID Christmas paper....go figure. Two weeks ago, our girl Jackie R. challenged us to make a card using plaid. I searched through my entire paper stash and this is it.....hmmm(me thinks I need more plaid, hehe). I used this super cute paper from My Mind's Eye, and paired it with my One of Those Days set from Paper Pretties. This card was super fast and super simple. Card base is 51/2sq., used some We R Memory Keepers hardware, the sentiment from Look Out World, and some white organdy....finito!! The image was paper pieced and colored with my SU markers. The colors on this card are Pumpkin Pie and Cool Caribbean. That is it for me now...I need to get on the road to get to my sisters, should be fun since it is below freezing here and the roads are as slick as you know what...wish me luck(I HATE WINTER)!! This weeks challenger is the ever talented Jackie P(strappystamper). Be sure to check her, as well as my other Pretties out to see what they have been up to. And as always, if you wanna play along, and we SURE hope you do, just upload a card to your blog or gallery and leave a link here so that we can check it out!! Thanks and have a great day!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh Boy...

Well, in THEORY, I LOVE this color actuality, it tried to KILL ME!!! Seriously, if you could see my work table and my trash can you would probably laugh, a lot!! In the end...still not EXACTLY what I wanted, but I still love it..and I can add it to my DONE pile, so WAHOO for me!! This is gonna be short and sweet, mostly cause it was super simple(once I got it all done, LOL). I used the SU set, Big On Christmas, which was colored with my SU markers, re-inkers and a blender pen. I added some glitter with the Sakura Stardust Glitter pen, and some silver gel pen to the top of the ornament. The colors are from the challenge(Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze) and the DP is from the Urban Garden pack from SU. The background was embossed with my Argyle folder and Cuttlebug. The ribbons are all from SU as well as the brads. The spiral clips are from Spare Parts. Well...gotta run! Those presents won't wrap themselves!!

Prettie Tuesday

ETA: OMGOSH - have you been over to see the December Issue of Sheetload of Cards? It is extra special (IMHO). Paper Pretties is the proud sponsor of the December Issue and I have to say the girls over there did a beautiful job with the Christmas stamps - WOW! If you haven't seen it yet you can check it out HERE.

My nephew is teething, my Christmas cards are STILL not done, I haven't wrapped a present yet..........awww, STRESS, I LIVE for it!! Anywho, here is a new card for you to oogle, LOL!! I made it for the last Paper Pretties release party using the set Snowflake Kisses. The challenge was to make a card using the faux tearing technique...well, I totally screwed up the technique, but I LOVE my card. I used Bordering Blue ink and this fabulous tutorial to make the faux tearing panel. The snowflakes and sentiment were stamped with Night of Navy and then I added some crystal BLING to the centers(from Mark Richards). After THAT was done, I colored the whole thing with December Sky Shimmerz...YUMMY!! It is SOOO super sparkly!! The mittens were done the same way and then cut out. I added some ribbon, brads, and the white panel was run through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes folder.

Well, that is it for me now...I am off to TRY to get some more done on something...anything...