Saturday, October 31, 2009

Getting Ready For MFT's Release!

Hey everyone!! Tonight I have a card for you featuring the SUPER cute Polar Love set from My Favorite Things. It was actually one that was used as a special promotion with the last release, but now it is going to be available to the public to buy..yayyy!! Our release is this Wed. November 4th, and up until then, each day the Design Team will have previews of the new sets!!

For my card today, I stamped my Polar Love bears on an MFT perfect panel. I then used my Copics to color what little bit I colored in. I paired it with some super cute Memory Box paper, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, and Brilliant Blue cardstock. My organdy ribbon is retired SU, and the rest is still available. I got my Spiral clip at Joanne's.
Well, that is it for me now!! The other DT member's previewing today's set are Amy, Barbara, Michele, Frances, Joanne, Cindy, Natalie, and Susan. Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Penguin Love with There She Goes

Hi, and welcome to today's There She Goes Blog Hop!! Today's hop features the SUPER CUTE new Penguin Love set...seriously, TOO CUTE!! The hop started at Dawn's blog, so be sure to head there to get started!! If you are back here, you should have come from Jessica's blog.

For my card today, I used this past Saturday's Sketch For You To Try. I stamped my penguin, fishing pole, and sign with Memento Tuxedo Black on an MFT Perfect Panel. I then colored what little bit I did color with my Copics. I then added Liquid Applique for the snow. The image was cut out with my Cuttlebug and Circle Nesties along with the layers. The DP is from DCWV, and my white layers are Gina K. I ran the smaller white panels through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes folder. I added a bunch of SU ribbons, some piercing, some brads, and a spiral clip.

Well, that is it for me now!! The next stop on the hop is my girl Jodi!! Have fun!!

Stick Together with There She Goes

Hi. and welcome to tonight's There She Goes blog hop!! Today's hop features our new mini sets, Stick Together and Home Sweet Home Hanukkah additions. The hop started at Dawn's blog, so if you haven't been there...head there now to get started!! If you are back, you should have come from Jessica's blog!

My card tonight was made using the Stick Together mini set. My card stock is Not Quite Navy, Silver from DCWV, and the DP is Heidi Grace. The ribbon is from SU as well as the brads. I stamped the sentiment and snowflakes with Not Quite Navy ink. I used my SU circle punches to cut out my image panels.

Well, that is it for me now!! Be sure to check out all the other Trendsetters and comment on their blogs as well!! Have to Jodi's!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holiday Additions Hop

Hi and welcome to this month's There She Goes release blog hop!! Today's hop features the new Home Sweet Home Holiday Additions set. It works PERFECTLY with the new Home Sweet Home set from last month. The hop started at Dawn's blog, and if you haven't been there yet, you need to go there to get started. If you are back here, you should have come from our fearless leader, Jessica's blog.

I was gonna go for Christmas, but decided to go for fall!! I stamped the cornucopia image on an MFT perfect panel and colored it with my Copics. The DP is from the Apple Cider DSP pack from SU(retired), and I paired it with Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. The ribbons are all from SU, and the spiral clip is from Joanne's. I did some piercing, and it was done!! I also used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge from today...yep, I procrastinate!!
Well, that is it for me for now!! I have included the blog hop list below so you don't get lost!! Have fun!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Verve Sketches

This month's Verve release is now available and the new sets are STUNNERS to say the least!! When Julee asked me to GuestDiva, I knew they would be, but WOW!! Today I am in a huge hurry, but I didn't want to leave my blog unattended for yet another day, so here is another card I made for the release. It was for the second Verve Release Sketch(vsoct09b).
I used the gorgeous new Star of Wonder set. This was a fairly simple card to make too, which I am kinda starting to love now that my stamping time has taken a direct hit on my list of things to do everyday. I started by stamping the sentiment with Sahara Sand ink on a piece of Gina K. White. I then stamped some of the stars over it with Bordering Blue ink that had been stamped off once. The DP is from Heidi Grace and has so much texture to it...all the white dots are fuzzy-LOVE IT!! The ribbons are from SU, as well as the brads, and my spiral clips are from Joanne's. I did some piercing, and it was done.
Be sure to check out the Verve website where Julee has the new releases on sale, as well as all fall and winter sets, until November 15th or while supplies last.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Believe Blog Hop

Welcome to the Verve Believe Blog Hop. If you’ve just happened across my blog, you’ll want to start back at the beginning ( and hop your way along. Today we’re hopping for the Cure, sharing projects from a new set Verve just released called Believe. This set was designed in honor of breast cancer awareness and Verve is donating $10 from the sale of every Believe set to the Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation. We believe that we can make a difference. We believe that each day should be celebrated, each moment cherished and that every little thing we can do in the fight to find a cure matters.
For my card today, I decided to combine the Verve release sketch A with this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. I started by stamping my stems in Memento Tuxedo Black then adding the flowers. The two pink flowers were stamped directly on the panel, the one red was actually stamped, colored, and cut out separately. To make it more interesting, I decided to go out of the box with my flowers, and I am so glad I did!! The DP is retired SU Bella Rose and I paired it with Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette. The white was run through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. I then added some pink May Arts ribbon, and some SU Riding Hood Red taffeta. My brads are from SU, and I used the scalloped oval punch for my sentiment.

Well, thanks for hopping by! Since I am the last stop on the hop, here is a link to the Verve Store so that you can get shopping PRONTO!! Oh, and we’ve got a special gift hidden along our hop for one lucky commenter, so if you see something you really love, give a little shout out and you just might win a $30 gift certificate to Verve!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Holly Jolly Peek!!

I am THRILLED to be posting this card today...why you ask? Well, because it is my first OFFICIAL peek as a Verve Guest Diva!!! Yayyy me!!! If you missed the announcement, you can find it here!! Seriously, when Julee asked, I was so excited I think I bounced off the walls for an hour...I'm sure my Dad thought I had lost my mind!!LOL!!

Today we are peeking two new sets, Holly Jolly and Christmas in the Air. For my peek, I chose to use my new FAVORITE holiday set, Holly Jolly. I am in LOVE with all the different ornaments in this set and I LOVE that you can mix them up!! For my card, I stamped the ornament on an MFT perfect panel and then colored it with my Copics. I then stamped the holly leaf separately, colored, and then cut it out. My DP is from SU, but it is retired. I paired it with Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive. I used some of the retired Ribbon Originals from SU, and some SU brads. My spiral clip is of course from Joanne's. I also used one of this month's Verve Release Challenge Sketches. This is sketch C, and I am LOVING all the others as well!! There are five in all and you have until Friday night at 6pm EST to get them turned in to be eligible to win the entire release!! For more details, check out this thread in the Verve Member Forum on SCS.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Crazy 4 Challenges- Week 7

Hey everyone!! I can't believe I forgot to post this last night, so I am posting it now!! I am supposed to be napping before my friends take me out tonight for my birthday, but I wanted to get this posted before I lay down!! This is my card for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. This week's challenge is a FABULOUS sketch, and you know how I love those!!

I used the super cute Too Cute To Spook set from MFT. The girl was stamped twice, her dress was paper pieced, then she was cut out and popped up. The tree was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then layered with Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Basic Black. My DP is from Bo Bunny. I used googlie eyes on the trees and in the corners, and embellished it with some YUMMY MFT Plaid ribbon. I couldn't figure out where to put a sentiment, so I left it off.
Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fairy Sweet Birthday Sketch

Wow, long time no see my blogging friends!! No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth, but my mojo sure did!! I am still NOT adjusting to my new lifestyle very well, and I am ashamed to say that I am so out of practice in the whole "work" department, that when I do get home, all I want to do is relax and sleep!! It will all get better soon, I just have to make it!!
For my card today, I used the AWESOME sketch challenge posted by my bestie, Jodi!! It is this week's There She Goes challenge on the TSG Blog. Jodi is this week's Featured Trendsetter, so head on over to the TSG blog to see her challenge, her weekly trend, her dollar find Friday project, and to get to know her a little better!! For my card, I stamped the mushroom village from the Fairy Good Day set on an MFT Perfect Panel and colored it in with my Copics. I then layered it with Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, and Pumpkin Pie. The DP is from the My Mind's Eye. The brads and ribbon are all from SU. I made this card not only for the challenge, but also for my niece's birthday party tomorrow.
Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by and for not giving up on me!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

So, You Think You Can Stamp??

Have you heard about the new challenge over in the My Favorite Things customer forum on SCS?? Well, Kim in all her brilliance, and generosity, has come up with a SUPER fun contest that you are gonna wanna be sure to enter!! Here are some of the details!!
*Week 1 - West Coast Swing – All the cool kids are doing it, and so can YOU! This is a dance filled with FUN! Think lift, flip and spin!
*Use Keyword – SYTYCSWK1 when uploading your projects, or it will not be considered in the voting process.
*You have until Monday, October 12th (Midnight EST) to post your project for consideration as this weeks FINALIST. Entries posted after this deadline will NOT be voted on.
So, you basically have until tomorrow night(Monday) to get entered!! Good luck!!

For today, I don't have a swing card, but I do have one that I made for this month's release that I LUV!! It was made using the SUPAH cute new Amanda Baird set, A Balanced Holiday. I am LOVING this image!! I colored it with Copics after stamping it on an MFT Perfect Panel. The DP is from DCWV and I paired it with Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and Pretty in Pink. All my ribbons are from SU, and my spiral clips are from Joanne's. I cut out all the ornaments separately and glued them on. After doing that, I added some Crystal Effects to make them shiny. The sentiment was punched out with SU punches.
Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Crazy For Thanksgiving!!

It's Saturday, so it is time for another Crazy 4 Challenges challenge over on the C4C blog. This week's challenge was to make a Thanksgiving themed or thankful card. I chose to go with Thanksgiving!! I used my Whipper Snapper Give Thanks set.
The image was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and then colored in with Copics. I also used Taylor's sketch from this week. The DP is from the Hawaiian Papaya DSP and my cardstock is Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. All accessories are from SU, except the spiral clips.

Sorry for the short post, check out the C4C blog for more details!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dollar Find Friday!!

Today is my last day as the spotlighted Trendsetter over on the There She Goes blog and to end my week of FUN, I am hosting today's Dollar Find Friday post!! For today, I really went pretty simple...but if you haven't noticed, I'm not much of an altered item girl!! Due to my new financial situation, I have decided that making gifts for holidays and birthdays is going to be the most cost effective thing for me, so with that in mind I decided to alter a composition notebook for my niece Taylor. I already have Madison's done, and now Taylor's.....two down, a TON to go!!

Anywho, you can purchase the composition notebooks at the Dollar Store for a dollar..nice huh! I used Rich Razzleberry paper and cut out a pieced to cover the spine, and some Razzleberry Lemonade DSP to cover the front and back covers. To get an accurate size, I usually trace around the notebook and then cut it out...for some reason my ruler and I do NOT get along!! I added some Rich Razzleberry ribbon along with some white satin from May Arts. The glitter dots are from Gina K. Designs. For my image, I stamped my fairy from the There She Goes set, Fairy Good Day, on an MFT Perfect Panel and then colored it in with my Copics. I then layered it with RR and Gina K. White. I added some Sakura glitter pen to the flowers, star, tights, and her belt to make it sparkly. Taylor's name was stamped with RR ink using the TSG A-Z and 1,2,3 set.

That is it for me now, thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I Love Sketches and Ribbon!!!

Today's sketch at SCS was PERFECT for me, so I had to play along!! It allowed me to use my FAVORITE There She Goes set, Bloom...yayyy!! Since it is my week in the spotlight over at the There She Goes blog, I posted today's TREND, which for me is kinda obvious....RIBBON, duh!! I also included spiral clips in an attempt to get everyone to BELIEVE that they are the coolest thing ever, but we will see if my obsession catches on, LOL!! Me personally? I can barely finish a card without it having to have ribbon and a spiral clip or two attached to it!! I am pretty partial to my brads as well, but I can live without them...ribbon, I just can't!!
For my card, I used one of the flowers from Bloom and stamped it on an MFT Perfect Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black. I then colored it in with my Copics and layered it with Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy and Mellow Moss. My DP is from the retired Parisian Summer DSP from SU. All my ribbons on the clips are from SU, but my pink is from May is so YUMMY!! I added a bunch of piercing and SU brads and it was done!!

That is it for me now, thanks for stopping by!! Don't forget to play along with my Monochromatic challenge from Monday at the TSG blog!! You will be entered to win a $5 Gift Certificate from There She Goes!! WAHOO!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MFT Blog Hop Recap!!

Hey everyone and welcome to another My Favorite Things Release Blog Hop!! This month's hop started with Kim, so if you are here, and you haven't been there, better go there now to get started!! If you are here now, you should be coming from the SUPAH talented, Amy's blog!! I am the end of the hop this month, so on top of my projects that I have to share with you, you will find all the need to know info about this month's release and special promotions at the bottom of my post!! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!
My first project is with the SUPAH cute new Sweetie Pie Flopsey. I stamped Flopsey on an MFT Perfect Panel and then colored him in with my Copics. The pie and hat were stamped separately and the pie was popped up. I used Ruby Red and Baja Breeze cardstock from SU, and Spring Moss from PTI for my card. The DP is from the Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl of my personal faves!! I used the SU modern label punch for my sentiment and the ribbons are from SU and PTI. My sketch is Jen's SFYTT from a week or two ago.
For my next card, I used the ADORABLE new Who's That Girl set, Santa Baby. I stamped my main image on an MFT perfect panel and then colored it with my Copics. I then added Liquid Applique to Santa's beard and cuffs to make them fluffy. The candy cane is part of the set and was colored and cut out separately. All my ribbons are from SU, as well as the brads. I used Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss and Bashful Blue Cardstock and my DP is from Deja Views. I used the MFT 100th sketch for my layout as well.
Well, that is it for me now!! Remember to look below for your recap and have a great night!! Hope you enjoyed the hop as much as we enjoyed you participating!!

On the Pier MINI (previously MFT Kit set) $9
A Balanced Holiday $15.95
Sweetie Pie Flopsey $9
In the Background $17.95
Garden of Joy $9
Santa Baby $17.95
Polar Love $9 (Not available for sale until 11/4. May be earned through promotion detailed below.)

Product releases:
Santa’s Suit Adornments: $5.95
25 teeny tiny black brads
25 teeny tiny white brads
25 teeny tiny red brads
25 teeny tiny silver brads

Candy Cane Kisses Ribbon Nest:
3 yards each of the following ribbons:
Black/White Saddle Stitch in 1”
White/Black Saddle Stitch in 3/8”
White Twill in 7/8”
Red Swiss Dot in 7/8”
Red Chiffon in 5/8”
One-click collection (stamp sets above): $78.85
(By purchasing the one click collection, you automatically qualify for this month’s triple scoop. Make sure you add it to your cart! Check out the scoop on the MFT site!)

If you are one of the first 50 customers to spend $75 or more from 10/7-10/9 (single purchase), you will automatically receive a FREE sample set of Polar Love ($9 value)! It will not be released for purchase until 11/4!

MFT Kit: Thinking of Who Thinking of Whoo? $9
Memory Box 6 X 6 paper pack $6
5 perfect paper panels in creme $.85 value
Metal Mix Adornments Teeny Tiny Brads $5.95 *25 silver *25 antique copper *25 brushed gold *25 pewter
2 yards 1” brown saddle stitch ribbon $1.95
5 Scalloped Notecards in Fossil (3.75” X 5”) $5.00
download-able project sheet FREE
Your kit will include a special offer toward a future purchase!
kit retail value: $28.75
kit cost: $25

HTDT Tutorial:
Get creative with Perfect Packaging-Susan

First 50: Memento Dew Drop Collection, week 15! color: Paris Dusk (plus special mentioned above)

Triple Scoop set of the month: Here’s the Scoop
With the purchase of ANY 3 full sized sets ($15.95 and up), you will receive that month’s Triple Scoop Set for FREE! This special will run constantly on the MFT site! The Triple Scoop set will be changed out at each release! Make it a TRIPLE!

MFTeaser- Garden Of Joy

Hello everyone, Happy Tuesday!! I know I have mentioned it before, but due to my new life situation, my stamping time has been suffering. It's not always that I don't have the time, because more often than not, I do, it's that I just don't know where to start and I get overwhelmed. Today, I KNEW I had to stamp(and to be truthful, I have a TON more to do), so I decided to start with today's SCS color challenge!! Today's challenge was to use Mellow Moss, White and Kraft or some Taupe-ish color. I chose to use Creamy Carmel. I am getting low on Kraft paper and now that I am no longer an SU demo, it is harder for me to replenish my stock, if ya know what I mean!! Today I also have a teaser of the new My Favorite Things set, Garden of Joy, which is being released tomorrow night!!
I started by stamping my main image on an MFT Perfect Panel. It was then colored with my Copics and layered with the challenge colors. I also added some Crystal Effects to the handle to make it shiny. The DP is from one of the SU Prints Packs, and all my ribbons(except the white) and brads are from SU. The white is from May Arts, and my spiral clips are from Joanne's. My card is 4x8, for anyone that is wondering!!
Well, that is it for me now!! Be sure to check out the MFT blog for all the happenings around MFT, and trust me, there are LOTS!! Tonight's Blog Hop starts at 9pm CST, so don't forget to come back and see what goodies I will have for you then!!

Have a great day!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monochromatic With There She Goes!!

It is my week as the featured Trendsetter on the There She Goes blog and I am THRILLED!! My challenge for you today is to make a monochromatic card. Basically, you can use neutrals and any one color family, me being me, I chose purple!!
For my card, I also used this week's Sketch For You To Try and also the Crazy For Challenges challenge to use stitching of some sort. I chose Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence so that I could use my current favorite paper, Cottage Wall from SU. I stamped the cup from my Let's Get Together set on Gina K. White and a piece of DP and cut them both out. I then paper pieced the base of the cup. The coffee sleeve was then stamped on an MFT Perfect Panel and cut out. I then added the sentiment and colored it in with my Copics. The ribbons are from SU, and the brads and clips are from Hobby Lobby. I used a white gel pen for my faux stitching and it was done!!

Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the There She Goes blog for all the details!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

More Verve, Yet Again!

So I said I was gonna get all the Viva La Verve challenges done for September, but never!! I do however have my cards from two of the challenges that I have never posted(these were part of the group of cards I made while away stamping with my girls). The first was for the third challenge which was this awesome sketch with a twist of making the card for your girlfriends!! Nothing says girl to me like an AWESOME pair of heels!!

I used this gorgeous Express Yourself set. It was paired with my Cottage Wall DSP, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry. All my ribbons are from SU, and so are my brads. The spiral clips are from Joanne's.

For my next card, I used the GORGEOUS Up, Up and Away set! It was for the fourth challenge, to use the provided sketch and Black and White. Isn't this kinda awesome...I was proud, lol! The DP is from SU as well as the cardstock(except the image panel which is an MFT panel). I used my Copics to color it and all my accessories came from SU, except the spiral clip.

Well, that is it for me now!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!