Sunday, October 5, 2008

Featured Stamper-Pick of the Patch

Today's featured stamper is Love Stampin!!! She has a fabulous gallery full of wonderful cards and brilliant layouts. I almost forgot to play, so I quit what I was doing and got right to work!! I chose this card of hers, and kept the layout, changed the rest. I used my new Cooper image from Paper Pretties. It and the sentiment are part of the SOON TO BE RELEASED set, Pick of the Patch. Isn't it cute!!! I colored my Cooper with my SU markers. The DP is from the new SU paper pack Ghostly Greetings. I paired it with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black. I also used some Pumpkin striped ribbon, black gingham, and Olive wide grosgrain. My sentiment panel was created with several of my SU punches. I added some piercing, silver brads and spiral clips, and it was done!! I am pooped, so I am off to bed!! I will be back tomorrow with more goodies, hopefully!! I have THREE MFT sketches to catch up on, not to mention all the other challenges that I love, but have missed...boohooo...
Thanks for stopping by, yet again, and have a great day!!

Who's That Girl SFYTT

So, in an effort to get as many challenges done as possible, I decided to combine Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try and this weeks Who's That Girl challenge over in the My Favorite Things forum. Have you checked out the changes in the MFT forum, if not, you totally should!! Here are the details!!
Wanna get cozy with the MFT crew? Want excuses to buy more stamps and play with the ones you have? We are changing up our forum to make it tons of fun for the MFT lover in you! On Sept. 15th, we unveil our MFThemed Forum Days!
Play along with Who’s That Girl? Monday
Find out more about MFT crew and fans on Thread Starter Tuesday
Chat it up MFT style on What's Up Wednesday nights at 9pm(est)
Get a little sketchy on Thursday
Hum a little Oldie PLUS Goodie on Friday
What’s in for you? We thought you’d ask! So we decided to offer a $5 store gift certificate to one lucky winner each day! And on top of all that goodness, the daily winners will be thrown into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate! Now that’s a reason to celebrate, don’t you think?
So, my card is for the Monday Who's That Girl challenge. The challenge was to use Meet Me at the Cafe', and the added twist was that you had to use paper piecing. Well, I paper pieced a TON on here. After it was all done, I thought it may be a little busy, but I still like it!! The DP on this card is from the retired Cutie Pie DSP from SU. It has always been one of my favorites, so I was sad to see it leave!! So, what I didn't paper piece, I colored with my SU markers. I added a bunch of ribbon and brads, and it was done. As I said before, the sketch came from Jen del Muro's SFYTT.

I have a ton more I want to get done, so back to my table..of course, I will DEFINITELY have to clean before I can stamp anymore...I swear I may be the messiest stamper EVER!!LOL!! Thanks for stopping by again and have a great day!!

Give Thanks...

So, I am IN LOVE with this new set from Whipper Snapper. It was designed by Anna Wight, and it is completely AWESOME!! I stamped my tree from her Give Thanks set with Chocolate Chip ink and then colored in the leaves with Old Olive ink. I stamped my apples separately and cut them out, then stamped them at the base of the tree and glued them on...that stem would be WAY to hard to cut out!! The DP on this card is from the new SU Washington Apple DP, isn't it YUMMO!! I layered it with Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Whisper White. The apples were colored with my Riding Hood Red reinker and a blender pen. I decided to leave the bottom panel white so that you could see my sentiment, then pierced a border around all the squares. I added some ribbon to each square after I got done with my piercings. So, this card qualifies for THREE World Card Making Day challenges over on SCS. The first challenge was the featured stamper challenge, to CASE Sherry(sherrylc05). She has a fabulous gallery, and this is the card I chose!! I changed the colors, image, paper and Jessie speak, that means I kept the layout, changed the rest..hehehehe. The second challenge this qualified for was the inspiration challenge, to use the cover of the current Coldwater Creek catalog. I was inspired by the leaves and the colors. The final challenge this qualified for was to make a card with a tree on it.
Back to the stampin table...WISH me LUCK!!!

So Sad...

So, yesterday was World Card Making Day, and there were a TON of fun things going on...sadly, I NEVER got to stamp yesterday...BOOHOO!! I have to tell you that I am one of the most boring people you will ever meet and I don't ever have plans, but let there be something I REALLY want to do, and that will be my busiest day of the week!! I had a bridal shower to go to yesterday and then spent a good part of the day with my MIL trying to calm her down(LONG story). By the time I was done, I was pooped and ready to sleep. I did manage to get my Fall decorations out around my house, but then promptly went to bed and slept til this morning. I told myself that I was going to make as many cards as my little hands would allow me!! So far, I have two done, go me!! This first one was made using the first World Card Making Day challenge on SCS as well as the WCMD challenge in the My Favorite Things forum. The first challenge was a sketch, so I used it with my new Annie LaPoint image, Chives. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my SU markers to color it in. It was then layered with Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip ink and the edges were sponged. The card base is Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, and some DP I got at the Paper Pretties boutique. I used plain strips of Sage that I had sponged and pierced to make the panels required for the sketch. I then took some SU Chocolate and Cream taffeta as well as some Chocolate gingham(non SU) and tied them around the panels. The brads and spiral clip are form one of the old SU Hodgepodge Hardware kits(Antique Brass).
Well, that is it for my first card!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!