Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ways To Use It Challenge 346

Hello & Happy Thursday!

It's a rainy, dreary one here today and calling for our first frost this season! Guess that means I better dig out our winter coats later!

Today is the Ways To Use It Challenge....another challenge I always like to participate in!
We were challenges today to use "leaves". I found in my stash this leaf wreath that I stamped last year and never got to use. It is done with the little leaf in the SU set called Autumn Days. I do not own this set but one day hope too! It's a nice set! :)

I cut my wreath out with a Circle Nestibilities and layered it onto a piece of Always Artichoke cut with the Circle Scallop Nestibilities. I added a few little gold beads & an Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon bow. I used More Mustard as my card base and a piece of Neenah White cs on top of that which was run thru the Cuttlebug with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. I only ran it thru about 3/4 of the way so i'd have room to place my sentiment. I added a piece of More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon and called it done! And the nice thing about it is that it's pretty flat for mailing purposes! :)
Take a look....

Ways To Use It Challenge 346 Card:

Stamps: Autumn Days, Hand Penned Holidays
Ink: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Neenah White
Accessories: Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities, Houndstooth EF., Eggplant & Mustard Grosgrain Ribbons, Gold Beads, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Well, that's all I have for today!
Thank you for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sketch Challenge 356

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great day! The weather here today is cloudy one minute and sunny the next. I know rain is in the forecast the next day or so then it's gonna get quite chilly! I've even heard snow for the weekend! I certainly hope not as we have a Halloween Party to attend Saturday night! I'm so looking forward to going to it but have no idea as far as a costume yet. I was looking at a Fred & Wilma Flintstone costume but haven't been able to find any bigger than a small or medium. I'm sure we'll find something! :)

So, today is Sketch Challenge day over at SCS and I always love playing along!
Below is the layout & my sample....

Sketch Challenge 356 Card:

Stamps: Gingerbread Christmas, Sentiment from Amuse
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red SU Marker
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Neenah White, Reminisce DSP
Accessories: MS Gingerbread Punch, Square & Square Scallop Nestibilities, Gold Metallic Ribbon, Modern Label & Word Window Punch, Gold Beads, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Loved today's sketch and i'm enjoying being back to doing some stamping! Although, I think it'll take a bit to get use to the layout of my stamp room and where all my supplies are. It's all good though!!! :)

So, that's all for today, folks!
Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Color Challenge 346

Hello & Happy Tuesday!!

Hope your all doing well. Alot has been going on and some may know and some may not. We made the move back to Pennsylvania back in September and had settlement on our new house a week and a half ago! Can't tell you how excited we are to be back home with family & friends! Things are finally in place. Most boxes have been unpacked and today I decided I needed to get back to my stamping!

So since it's Color Challenge day over at SCS I wanted to play along. The colors are:
Baja Breeze, Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.
I love these colors together and used them on a Christmas card.

I used this super cute snowman from the SU set called Snow Much Fun and the new embossing folder called Snow Burst.

Color Challenge 346 Card:

Stamps: Snow Much Fun, Season's Greetings
Ink: Memento Black, Rich Razzleberry, Copic Markers
Cardstocks: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Neenah White
Accessories: Snow Burst EF., Rectangle & Rectangle Nestibilities, Stamp A Ma Jig, Glue Pen, Ultrafine Glitter, Island Indigo Ribbon, Silver Beads, Scor Tape

Here are a few pictures of our new house! I love it!! :)

This is a Stampin Up Decor Elements Sticker that I purchased for my living room. Every time I walk past it I stop and smile! :)

My new stamp room....

w/ connected family room

Such a cozy little house that we all just loved the first time we walked thru it!
I'm excited for new memories to be made here!

Well, that's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!
See you tomorrow!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Tablet

Hello & Happy TGIF!!!

1 more day till the Stamp Show! WooHoo! Can't wait!!

Today i'm sharing a little tablet I found in my drawer while cleaning out that was orange and needed to be freshened up. So of course I went with this cute stamp that I found at Hobby Lobby from Stampendous. I added some Doodlebug DSP and some Kaiser Orange Rhinestones and called it done!

Isn't he just the cutest?? Well I think so!

Halloween Tablet:

Stamps: Stampendous, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Neenah White, Basic Black, Doodlebug DSP
Accessories: Kaiser Orange Rhinestones, Orange Gingham Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Scor Tape

Well, that's all for today!
My hubby is coming home early from work so I get to spend alittle more time with him today! :)
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sketch Challenge 353

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Hope your all having a great hump day!
It's gorgeous here today! Finally some brilliant sunshine & warmer temps!
I'm so excited for Saturday to get here! It's the Stamp Show with my girls and i'm glad that my back is feeling much better too! :)

So, today is Sketch Challenge day and since i'm still working on holiday stuff, I used the sketch today for another tablet.
Below is the layout and my sample...

Sketch Challenge 353 Tablet:

Stamps: Peaceful Season (set #109)
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Neenah White, Deck the Halls DSP
Accessories: Deck the Halls Fabric, Gold Beads, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Well, that's all for me for today, folks!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Color Challenge 343

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

It's Color Challenge day over at SCS and I felt like participating today!
The colors are: More Mustard, Soft Suede & Tangerine Tango. A nice blend of colors for fall, wouldn't you say so?
I picked up a tablet at Micheal's and covered the front & back with SU's Spice Cake DSP (in which I just LOVEEE!!) I added some pretty Spice Cake Fabric & a More Mustard button. I pulled out an Amuse stamp set that I bought for Thanksgiving called Bounty of the Season. I used More Mustard & Soft Suede on that and layered it on some Tangerine Tango cardstock. I popped that up with dimensionals and added some Micheal's Rhinestones. Lastly, I added a strip of dsp in my RSVP pen and called it done!

I love it!! :)

Color Challenge 343 Tablet:

Stamps: Bounty of the Season (Amuse)
Ink: More Mustard, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
Accessories: Micheal's Rhinestones. Spice Cake Fabric, Spice Cake Button, RSVP Pen, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Well, that's all for me today!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Long Time No See....

Hello & Happy Saturday!

I know I have been slacking in the updating department and with my back problem, I have just been laying low and resting it as much as I can. Besides the Vicodin they gave me for it just completely knocks me out and I feel sluggish most of the time. I am happy to report that it is getting better and I sat down the last 2 days and crafted just a bit. I knew my October calendars were soon coming due and had to get workin on my Magnolia one.

The first one was made with the Pure Innocence girls from MFT. I made this set back at the beginning of the year for my friend Deb!!

This set I used the Magnolia stamps. I made this one for myself! :)

I just love these!
Then come next year I will print out the 2012 calendars and cut them down to fit each month and attach. Although it would be fun to just make a whole new set of calendars! LOL We'll see on that!!

Well, that's all for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!
Oh and Happy October 1st!!!