Thursday, October 30, 2008

Make new friends but keep the old...

I joined a new blogger group today and am pretty excited! In honor of the occasion I made a card for friends in honor of all the new blogging friends I am going to make and also all the new friends I have made already!

I used best friends forevah from Stamping Bella for my main image. The sentiment is from a current SU! hostess set level 1. I use blue bayou (which I am so disappointed it retired!!!) and SU! dp. I also used some rhinestone stick ons and colored with my SU! markers.

So, here is to new friendships, new ideas and new inspirations!! And as always, welcome to my blog and please feel free to leave a comment!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I am making up for my neglect! :) This is my third challenge for the Land Cruisers party in the GinaK forums. It was my first attempt at a gel card, and although I am happy with it, I think now that I know the technique I can do much better... I also incorporated the color challenge from this week - CC189 which was chocolate chip, pink and kiwi kiss....

What do you think???

Thursday, October 23, 2008

OK, this is a card I am very excited about! I have had a bit of a post lag this week but I am getting back on track. I did two of the GinaK challenges on the Split Coast Stampers member forum for the land cruisers get together and want to finish the third tomorrow. I already have a great idea for it... :) So, both sets are GinaK designs sets and I am just getting into playing with them. So let me know what you think!

The first challenge was to use chipboard on your card somewhere. I used 3 hearts covered in DP.

The second was a 1, 2, 3 challenge. You were allowed to use 1 piece of ribbon, 2 layers and 3 embellishments the same. I actually am very happy with this card! I thought it would suck as I am not good without layering, but I am impressed.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

OK, here she is! This is my project for the stamping bella forum Halloween bash challenge... I always try and do the challenges in the hopes of winning a prize, but I think the only way that will happen is if it is a random draw!! lol Not that I don't like m y stuff and I do find I occasionally come up with stellar work, but there are so many talented stampers out there! You guys rock!

Anyways, I used the template for the box found here posted by Mel (stampztoomuch). Thanks so much for these!! So on that note - Have a great night! I will posyt my second bella challenge tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Win a handbag!!

Check out this link to win a handbag tomorrow!!!

I have a friend going through this horrible illness right now, so I am glad that the challenges for color on SCS are shades of pink for the month! I just made her a little book from the instructions found here. I neglected to take pictures of it, and I just was so please with it, but I dropped it off to her today. She was on her way to another treatment.

Anyways, I made these 2 cards for the color challenges on SCS. One was also for the stamping bella forums posted weekly by Jamie. You can't see the wish for peace card with the pink pirouette too well, but it is better IRL. So have a great week! I will be posting again in the next couple of days. Take care!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Who ordered some blog candy??

Well, I got my DD to put all the names in into a draw for the blog candy and the lucky winner is Tricia!! I will get that out to you delivered with this adorable pizza box I made!!

This is my first attempt at these boxes and I used a retired set - Bushytailed Blessings - to give it a real harvest feel for Thanksgiving. It was the 3D challenge this week on SCS in the demo only forums...

Have a safe weekend to all my Canadian friends celebrating!! And my friends not in Canada - enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Last chance to win some sweet candy!!!

OK, I have been stampin but not taking too many pictures. I think I have caught up now. I have for you the last 2 months in the Bella calendar swap I am in - June and November... Plus it is the last chance to leave a comment for me to have a chance at my SU saleabration set from last year!!! Don't delay! I will choose a winner on Saturday!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Soon, soon, soon!

Hi everyone! I am posting the business card holder I made for the SCS 3D demo forum. I love making these challenges! Here is what I came up with...

I also made a cute halloween card with Witchbella. I got images of her in an image trade today and she is too cute!

Remember, 2 more posts before I draw a name for my blog candy, so remember to leave a comment! Have a great night!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Halloween fun for my class and some blog candy!!

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Happy Sunday! I have been taking it easy today but I am going to head to the gym shortly. I did do the 3d challenge in the demo forum on scs which I will post tomorrow but today I am posting the samples for my Halloween class this month. I am doing 3 tombstone boxes, 3 treat topper and bags and 3 cards. These are the general idea but I am waiting on an SU Order and will have these a bit more embellished and another Halloween set... I think they turned out pretty cute! I got the templates here courtesy of Mel...

Now for the candy part... I am closing in on 100 visits, so I an going to be offering up an unmounted SU set from last years saleabration. I will post a pic of it tomorrow along with my business card holder and cards... All you need to do is leave me a comment! I will choose from the posted comments on the next 3 blog posts including todays. I'd love to hear your feedback on the class projects or id you have another idea that you use for Halloween!

Also a final note, my fellow SCS pal Janet is giving away some sweet blog candy!! Check out Janet's blog here...
Have a great week!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Gina K challenges and World Card Making day...

I went out to visit my Mom and Dad today so I didn't get back until late. I did manage to make a few Christmas cards and I also tackled 2 of the 3 GinaK challenges in the SCS member forum. One was a color challenge and the second one was a sketch challenge. I pulled out my GinaK stamps and got creative. I always remain hopeful that I will win a new set... I just have to keep trying!

I didn't plan anything for a World Card Making event because I just had a card class and a club in the past 2 weeks, and I am really mainly a hobby SU! demo. I did make some for myself and I am planning on doing some more tomorrow. I want to send a Thanksgiving card to my Great Aunt so I have one in mind I want to create. Once I get it finished tomorrow I will post it. Thanks for popping by and check in soon for some special postings!
Hope you enjoy the cards!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sorry I've been slacking...

Good evening! I have been slow on posting, sorry! I had my first stamp club of the year last night. I have 3 new people so I decided to start simple, as 2 of them are brand new stampers. So my first ones I did were these...

The color is pretty dark, unfortunately. The pink one was inspired when my DD told me she has a birthday party this Friday. The second one is in lieu of the fact that I have no current Thanksgiving sets so I create a card with pumpkins inspired by layering 3 of my oval punches. I thought it turned out pretty good, but I definitely need to invest in a new stamp set! :)

The last card I did is one we all made. I used 3 of the new in colors, my Lovely as a Tree set and Elegant Cheer. I used the rock and roll technique with Pink Pirouette rolled in Baja Breeze. I think it turned out very nice since there were no real extras on it! So what do you think???

So I watched Beowulf tonight with my boys and it was pretty good, considering it was an animated film. Pretty impressive! Now it is about 10 and I have to be up early enough to make some lunches and be to work by 7:30 so I am going to go read a little bit before bed. I am getting back on track and tomorrow I am going to work on the Monday sketch for Stamping Bella on SCS and check out the new release party for the GinaK forum tomorrow evening. Maybe I will find some of you there tomorrow! Good Night!