Thursday, October 29, 2009

Neglected blog?

Well maybe, but it's not as if I wasn't stamping. I just wasn't having any luck with pictures! The icky wet, dark weather means terrible pictures and little no posting for me.

I persevered though and came up with these photos of my cards...I love the knobbly gnome set! I got it on the aftermarket but didn't realize it was cling mounted until after it arrived...I have no case for the darn set! WAHH!!!

The top two are my Halloween cards - I didn't get nearly as many done as I had hoped! :(

Then those gnomes colored in copics. I'm so proud of that coloring! lol...I kept showing my son...and he was saying yeah, yeah, without even looking! :P Then he saw the strawberry one and was intrigued...but we found out coloring is NOT his off he went back to the video games :(

Also got this little "Over the top" tidbit of fun from the Lovely Ms. Tsuruta at Tsuruta Designs:

I need to pass this award onto 5 peeps, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.


. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? shiny
3. Your mother? generous
4. Your father? funny
5. Your favorite food? Bruschetta
6. Your dream last night? not
7. Your favorite drink? DiSaronno
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness
9. What room are you in? Media
10. Your hobby? Collecting (you thought it was going to be stampin or cardmaking, huh?)
11. Your fear? slugs!!!!
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here!
13. Where were you last night? bed
14. Something you aren't? Singer
15. Muffins? Pumpkinberrystruedel
16. Wish list item? Copics
17. Where did you grow up? Seattle
18. Last thing you did? Mail
19. What are you wearing? Bling (see the sweater/picture from when I was at AMuse last November - wore that same outfit today - hadn't worn it in almost a year!)
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pets? Westie
22. Friends? Entertaining
23. Your life?Busy
24. Your mood? Achey
25. Missing someone? grandparents
26. vehicle? Sophie
27. Something your not wearing?underwear (just kidding!) bracelet is the real answer!!
28. Your favorite store? Fran's (it's a chocolate store - google Fran's chocolates if you must)
29. Your favorite color?green or magenta (watermelon)
30. When was the last time you laughed? earlier
31. Last time you cried? reading
32. Your best friend?lots
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. Facebook? YEAH
35. Favorite place to eat? Cutters or Piatti's

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Do you like Thickers as much as I do? Look what came from American Crafts! Heaven....I am in it... right now.

From left to right:
Soft felt varsity "LETTERMAN" letters

Glittery "GLASS SLIPPER" puffy letters

"MIRROR MIRROR" puffy glitter letters

"NUTMEG" glossy chipboard letters
"CINNAMON" foil letters and
Trendy colored "ROCKATEER" letters.... you'd be in heaven too if you were in my shoes today :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Last minute WCMD

From Ellen Hutson's blog, the CLASSroom, there were several challenges that I wanted to try. I would have done more if we hadn't gone out to dinner with the neighbors on Sunday evening. As much as I love a nice Italian restaurant with our friends, it tends to cut into my weekend stampin time! :( Oh the sacrifices.....

I'm going to try to do one or two more challenges before midnight! :) We'll see. I don't think they'll get posted, but at least I'll get to play and make cards!! :)

#1 - Color Challenge - use Aqua/water blue, chocolate and cream
#2 - Glitz it up - a holiday card with glitz (YEAH!)
#3 - a Halloween item - mine isn't nearly as cute at I THOUGHT it would be - but maybe I'll work on it some more. ETA: I took the photo out and will replace with a before and after :)

Most of the items are from Ellen Hutson's store, but I think you can find similar items if you look - we're surrounded by so many options for crafting these days, aren't we? On a side note - see the buttons in the picture? I got my order from Papertrey today and in two packages of pink buttons there is not ONE flower!! :( I'm so disappointed because that is why I bought pink...thinking I'd get at least a couple flowers...but not even one! Geesh! If anyone has pink flowers and wold like to trade them for some of my plain janes, please let me know! :)

The blue buttons are from my local scrap store - see all the pretty flower shapes? LOL I bought that package specifically for the flower buttons!!

Ok, I'm back to crafting now...and by the way, I hope you are all well....I'm not. Came down with a terrible sore throat today and I may stay home tomorrow. I hope I didn't get my co-worker sick today because we had to team call even though I felt like crap! :(

Card making makes me feel better (kind of)....

Take care everyone!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Crafty Secrets WCMD Challenge at Splitcoast

I LOVE WCMD! (WCMD=World Card Making Day). Over at Splitcoast Stampers in the Forums area there are challenges all day (and maybe even all weekend long)! One of my very favorite companies there is called Crafty Secrets. They're a sponsoring member company at Splitcoast Stampers....and they make the very BEST Vintage image stamps! I am IN LOVE, I tell ya! :)

So today their challenge was to make a card with Dimension. I chose the Craft Secrets set called Christmas Joy because I love layering the beautiful ornament images. They are designed to work together for multiple looks and can be 'decorated' in soooo many ways! There are just enough 'supporting' images in the set like a holly sprig, pine branch, and great sentiments too....see why I like it so much!? It's versatile, fun, and EASY to use!

Here's the card (you'll have to excuse the color and the warped panel image I so kindly shared in the picture -- it's not sunny here in Seattle so the grey skies make it hard to photograph things with any accuracy). Can you see where I layered the ornament? It's even got a little ornament loop at the top where I tied the sheer ribbon on (and the ribbon matches perfectly - not all dark and yucky like in the picture). The ornament is heat embossed in silver - look at the's lovely! Then I watercolored with SU inks on the ornament in Mambo Melon and my old Bliss Blue inks. Even the blue snowflakes are from the Crafty Secrets set! Great images, huh?

I hope if you're a stamper you do something fun today! I'll be visiting friends for stampin happiness later today!! But for now I'm off to make more cards! :)