Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Isn't she just so fine? I'm loving that glass of champagne, I tell ya!!! I had a bit of free time on Friday so I decided to play a little. I haven't had much time to play any of the challenges at SCS, so I decided to take a peek at what was going on. I've always loved the a la Mode line from MFT but haven't had the opportunity to ink any up in quite some time. As soon as I saw this week's MFT sketch, I knew it lent itself to using an a la Mode and I chose to use "Cheers". It's also been quite some time since I've been able to enter the MFT Guest Designer Contest and this month it's all about the BLING!!! And you know how much I love my bling!!! So of course I decided to combine the two. I've watercolored parts of the image with my Tombow Markers and then paper pieced the rest using DP from My Mind's Eye Blush line. I'm loving the simplicity of the card yet it still is striking (well I think so anyway...). LOL. Hope you like it!!!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
We have another fabulous set from Torico – she’s showing off her range of creativity. Whip us some delicious greetings with the new Bon Appetit set. From the succulent turkey to steamin’ hot pie create some mouthwatering table settings and pass down secret family recipes for generations to come. Compliments of Chef Torico!
Bon Appetit is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 31 stamps and will sell for $18.
Would you like to win the new Bon Appétit stamp set?
Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday October 29th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.
Now check out what the DT has done with this fabulous set!!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This week over on the TSG blog, the Senior Trendsetters are highlighting some older TSG sets, those being Bountiful Blessings, Gobble, and Autumn Mosaic. Throughout the week, we have shown cards made with this week's challenge (partial images), cards from the original release, new Tips and Tricks and today we are making a new card using one of these sets.
I decided that because I had used both Bountiful Blessings and Autumn Mosaic on my Monday card, I decided I just had to use Gobble. Love that set!!! As soon as I saw this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch at fellow TSG Trendsetter Karen Giron's blog, it screamed clean and simple to me so I knew it would be perfect for the turkey from Gobble. I've stamped the turkey in Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then watercolored the image with watercolor pencils (just a break from my Tombow Markers).
Clean and Simple, Easy Peasy!!! Thanks for dropping by today.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Here are all the items available for sale.
I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.
If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913
Ashley Cannon Newell
Heidi Van Laar
Karen Hunsaker (Rubbernecker Stamps Designer)
Keri Lee Sereika
Sunday, October 9, 2011
WOW!! What a fun sketch! Jackie (our Trendsetter of the week at There She Goes) really has wowed us this week with such a fantastic sketch and I couldn't wait to play with it as soon as I saw it. Love it!!! (I had my card ready on Thursday if you can believe it!!!).
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Hey there everyone!!! How's it going? I feel like I'm beginning to get on a roll with my Christmas cards finally... I made this CAS card (well not totally CAS but it is for me) trying to keep in mind things that would be easy to mail. I've used this week's Card Patterns sketch (although I messed up on it a little - oops!!!). Note to self: copy down the sketch rather than trying to do it from memory... my mind isn't what it used to be LOL). I've dry embossed the Kraft layer with the Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder (easy peasy I tell ya). I added some 7/8" white crochet lace from the Ribbon Carousel and added an acetate snowflake that I've had for quite some time with a button and natural jute twine. The sentiment panel uses a sentiment from the TSG set called Snowy Days.
And there you have it... another Christmas card down!!! Yeah!!! Go me!
Monday, October 3, 2011
We'd love for you to participate with us this week!!! But remember you MUST use ribbon, twine, etc (basically anything that comes on a spool in your creation!!) The Ribbon Carousel is the sponsor this week and will be giving away one of the October Ribbon Club Kits to a lucky participant!!!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
LOL..... I'm sorry!! I couldn't resist. Maybe it's my sick sense of humour... not too sure!!! I've had a busy couple of weeks but I had some down time today so I decided I wanted to play just for the sake of it. And what better excuse but to make cards on World Card Making Day. Laundry? What laundry? LOL...
The Ribbon Carousel is sponsoring CAS-ual Friday this week so I decided I wanted to incorporate their challenge into my card. Their challenge is to get loopy with ribbon!!! You know I love my ribbon so that was easy!!! I've used some Ivory Lace ribbon and some Black Jute/Burlap twine on my card. I made a loopy bow using some of the ribbon as well as a button to hold it in place.
I loved this week's TESC sketch so I decided I wanted to incorporate that as well... yes... I took a liberty or two but isn't a sketch a starting off point? Let's just go with that and we'll keep it a secret... no one needs to know right? LOL. I've always enjoyed the Stella line from Stamping Bella and this Tangled Stella is no exception. I've watercolored the image with my Tombow markers and then added a sentiment from the TSG Set, Hauntingly Delightful (which is unfortunately out of stock right now - sorry!!) . I couldn't resist... the sentiment and image just go together so well.
Have a great day!!!