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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishing You. . .

This week's Sweet Stop Sketch 135 looked like a fun one so I decided to play along. Since I had SU's Letters From Santa DSP on my table, I used it again. Love the look of this one.

Stamps: Button Buddies set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU ridding hood red, old olive and whisper white card stock and Letters From Santa DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and SU bashful blue
Other: light blue button, SU linen thread, Wonky Rectangles Nesties, TE medium scalloped border die, SU embossing folder, SU ridding hood red ribbon, red liquid pearls, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks all,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hope Your Christmas Is. . .

Snow Much Fun! Can I just say, I love this SU stamp set!!

Today's cards both use this set. I've used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch 28 for the layouts.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU wild wasabi and real red card stock, SU glimmer paper in red and silver, SU water color paper, and SU Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Ink: SU wild wasabi, bashful blue, soft suede, rose red, old olive, marina mist, tangerine tango, and basic black, Memento tuxedo black
Other: TE small scalloped border die, Die-namics large scalloped border die, SU corner rounder punch, SU felt holly, Diamond Stickles, Kaiser red pearls, TE red ribbon, aqua painter, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in today,

Monday, November 21, 2011


Here's my card for MFTWSC 46. I've used another of my recent PI purchases, Christmas Caroler. Her dress is paper pieced. The rest of her is colored with Copics. The top of her boots are crystal Stickles.

Stamps: Christmas Caroler by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU blushing bride, early expresso and whisper white card stock. SU Letters From Santa DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Die-namics die, SU punch, SU ribbon, SU felt holly, sewing machine, Kaiser red rhinestones, crystal Stickles, Spica gold glitter pen, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks all,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Winter

Another rainy weekend here in San Diego. Perfect weather to continue my Christmas card making, and I got another 6 completed today. Whoohoo!

Today's post uses Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch #144 layout. I combined it with TE's Woodland Winter stamp set. I just love these adorable little animals all dressed up for Christmas. Isn't this little raccoon just the sweetest thing ever? His sled is blinged out with copper Stickles. He's colored with Copics.

This color scheme comes from the current CR84FN 43 challenge.

Stamps: Woodland Winter set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: SU early expresso, old olive and crumb cake card stock,
SU Letters From Santa DSP
Ink: SU old olive and early expresso, Memento tuxedo black, Copics
Other: classic oval and scalloped oval Nesties, copper Stickles, Spica glitter pens in silver and black, Cuttlebug snowflake EF, sewing machine, plastic white snowflakes, olive green candy dots, SU old olive ribbon, white gel pen, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Have a great week all. It's a short work one.
Thanks for looking,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don't Open Until. . .

It's Thursday. Only two more days of work to go this week. I'm actually in Las Vegas this week for my company's national sales meeting. We started on Monday and today's the final day. I drive back to San Diego tomorrow.

Here's another card that I made last weekend. It's another Christmas card and this one follows November's SFYTT layout.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Don't Open Until by My Favorite Things
Card stock: TE red, green and choice snow white
Patterned papers: 12 Days of Christmas by My Favorite Things
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU real red
Other: Cuttlebug snow EF, TE red ribbon, TE green buttons, red floss, red Stickles, SU twine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Have a great Friday tomorrow and thanks for looking in,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


First today, I want to congratulate Taylor on reaching 150 sketches. Her Friday sketch challenges are one of my very favorite to participate in, and  TESC150 is no exception. Here's my card: (warning, you might want to put on sunglasses before viewing)

Stamps: Merry Little Cocktail by Taylored Expressiosn
Card stock: TE bright pink, green and choice snow white
Patterned paper: 12 Days of Christmas by My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU Pink Passion
Other: TE Musical Swirls Impression plate, classic circle Nesties,
TE ribbon, TE small and medium scalloped border dies, SU oval punches, Spica glitter pens in green, blue and clear, Glossy Accents, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Got Powder?

Happy Tuesday fellow stampers,

One of the cards I made on Sunday uses this week's MFTWSC45. I'm using another new Pure Innocence set called Snowboard Boy.

I can't believe, in all my stamping supplies, I don't have a tag die. I hand made this one.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Snowboard Boy by My Favorite Things
Card stock: SU Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp and TE choice snow white
Patterned papers: Wintertime by Echo Park
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: sewing machine, Cuttlebug snow EF, Die-namics border die, SU Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon, SU snowflake punch, SU blue button and twine, silver Stickles, Sakura glitter pen, Glossy Accents, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in,

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy, Happy, Happy Holidays

I love Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch this week, and it worked perfectly for one of Taylored Expressions' new Christmas sets. I hadn't had the chance to ink up this cute little deer yet. I love him and I love how this card turned out.

Stamps: Woodland Winter by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: SU bravo burgundy, kraft, naturals confetti, pool party and TE choice buttercream
Patterned paper: Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Ink: Memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black, Copics, SU bravo burgundy
Other: SU snow burst EF, classic square and large scalloped square Nesties, SU ribbons, Sakura glitter pen, SU round punches, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Have a great week all and thanks for looking in today,

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cozy Christmas Wishes

I had a great weekend stamping and got some more Christmas cards made. Although I still have a ways to go, I am making progress.
Today's card is made using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #27 and one the newer Pure Innocence sets.

I'm entering this card in Linda's Catered Crop, FTR25 challenge as well. My ingredients for this challenge are:

Colors: cream, red, and green
Images: winter scene, hollies and berries, Christmas
Tools: die cuts, scallop edges
Miscellaneous: ribbon, pearls
Techniques: layers and layers

Stamps: Pure Innocence Stocking Girl by My Favorite Things
Card stock: Taylored Expressions green, red and choice buttercream
Patterned papers: Wonder collection by Authentique
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU cherry cobler
Other: Christmas baker's twine, SU felt holly, Kaiser red pearls, red heart rhinestone, red Stickles, classic square and scalloped square Nesties, sewing machine, corner rounder punch, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Angel Wings

Yea! Another Christmas card made. Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #142 and Taylored Expressions stamps and papers from Taylor's Angel Kisses Card Kit make up this one.

The angel's dress is paper pieced as you can see. Her face and hair are colored with Copics and her wings and halo are colored with a gold Spica glitter pen. I sponged white craft ink, SU, onto the cloud dies and on the patterned paper behind the angel. I wanted a kind of hazy look. Not really sure if it worked, though. lol. The small clouds are layered around the angel using dimensionals.

Stamps: Joy To the World set by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: TE cranberry, pink and choice buttercream
Patterned papers: Eskimo Kisses by Basic Gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, Colorbox Chalk bright pink and SU craft whisper white
Other: TE clouds and cloud border dies, sewing machine, Want 2 Scrap pearls, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I hope you all have a great week and thanks for stoping,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank You

It's a rainy Sunday here in San Diego and the perfect day to catch up on some sketch challenges. I've been away from my stamping again for a little while, so I planned to do nothing else today.

We took a mini-vacation to Chicago last week and had an absolute BLAST. We stayed with good friends for 2 nights out in the burbs, then spent 3 nights in a fab hotel right in the heart of the "magnificent mile" area. Along with our friends, we did all things tourists in Chicago should do: A taste of Chicago walking tour, the Chicago river architecture tour, the Frank Lloyd Wright home tour in Oak Park, visited the Adler Planetarium, shopped up and down Michigan Ave, ate Italian beef, Chicago dogs, frozen custard, Garretts carmel corn, had dinner at Frontera Grill, one of Rick Bayless' wonderful restaurants and lunch and drinks on the 96th floor of the John Handcock building. It couldn't have been a better time!

So, today's card is a Thank You card for our friends that we stayed with and who showed us such a great time. I've used Jen's DS26 sketch and Claire Keay's "Frosty Fun" ice skater. Our friend's little girl, Jenny, is a very accomplished ice skater, so I thought this stamp would be a fun one to use.

Her stocking hat is pieced with MFT felt and her skates are colored with a white gel pen and a glaze pen for a shinny look.

Stamps:  Frosty Fun set by Claire Keay and Homespun Birdhouse set both from My Favorite Things stamps
Card stock: pomegranate, flamingo and choice snow white by Taylored Expressions
Patterned papers: Life of the Party by My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU cherry cobbler
Other: classic oval and classic scalloped oval Nesties, labels 3 Nesties, Die-namics loopy flower die, MFT felt, TE ribbon, TE buttons, Kaiser pink rhinestones, Spica silver glitter pen, white gel pen, glaze pen, pink floss, the Big Shot, mini-glue dots, double sided sticky tape 1/4", and dimensionals

Now that this one is done, I'm off to work on this week's Sweet Sunday sketch. I think it's time to get more Christmas cards done.

Thanks for looking in today,