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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday evening all,

I'm "vegging" watching the early rounds of the US Open tennis matches. I look forward to it every year. It's a really fun sporting event to watch in person if you're a tennis fan. I had the opportunity to spend 4 days at the Open about 10 years ago. I'd go back.

Anyhoo, on to my card. I have another Christmas card done. The layout is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #132. I kept my card fairly simple and except for using an oval instead of a circle, it's pretty true to the sketch. The stamp set and patterned papers are from the upcoming Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog.

Stamps: Christmas Lodge set by Stampin' Up
Card stock: SU cherry cobbler, garden green, early expresso and confetti white
Patterned paper: SU Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: SU early expresso pad, cherry cobbler and garden green markers
Other: SU large oval punch, SU cherry cobbler seam binding, Spica green and clear glitter pens, Kaiser silver dots, and dimensionals

Have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 29, 2011

Share The Joy

Happy Monday everyone,

Today's card uses MFTWSC34 layout, and it's another Christmas card for my stash. I had lots of fun with this one! I broke out some new SU Christmas DSP from the up coming Holiday Mini catalog. I love the flannel look of these plaid papers. So warm looking.

The snow bear was colored with an aqua painter using a SU craft white ink pad. Once dry, I went over the entire image with a Spica clear glitter pen. It looks icy in RL. I'm not sure why in the photo it looks brown??

Stamps: Fred Bear - Snow Bear by My Favorite Things
Card stock: TE snow white and SU garden green
Patterned paper: SU Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU ridinghood red, SU craft white, and Spica glitter pen in clear
Other: Die-namics dies, SU ribbon, SU buttons and twine, Stickles,
the Big Shot, sewing machine, and dimensionals

Thanks for looking in,

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wishing You. . .

Hi all,

I'm starting to get serious about making Christmas cards. I know it's only August, but last year I was scrambling to get them done in time. The layout for this one is August's SFYTT at Jen's blog. Yikes! I almost forgot to make a card for this month. Unfortunately, I don't have any KRAFTIN' KIMMIE! stamps, so I'm using one of my new SU Christmas sets.

Stamps: Polar Party by Stampin' Up
Card stock: SU kraft, riding hood red, taken with teal and whisper white
Patterned papers: SU DSP retired
Ink: SU basic black, taken with teal, riding hood read, crumb cake, more mustard, craft white and pool party
Other: SU embossing folder, SU button, SU punch, SU square brads, SU baker's twine, the Big Shot, mini glue dots, and dimensionals

I've been thinking of all those on the East Coast and New England in the path of Irene. I can't imagine how scary it must be!

Thanks all,

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fabulous Day

Happy Wednesday everyone,

I made today's card to play along with the TESC#144. I decided to do a landscape oriented card to fit the large TE die, but otherwise, I stayed true to the layout. The papers are all from the August KI kit.

Stamps: In The Park set by Taylored Expressions
Card stock: TE Razzleberry light, Classic Yellow Green and Snow White, August KI kit
Patterned paper: Country Drive by Echo Park, August KI kit
Ink: Memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black, Copics
Other: TE label die and butterfly die, SU punches, Fiskers corner rounder, TE pink ribbon, pink rhinestones, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I hope your week is going well. Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sending Smiles

I haven't played along with the MFTWSC in awhile and I really wanted to get back to playing along. I think this week's sketch is super fun, and I really like the way my card turned out. Of course, how can it miss using a PI girl. The papers are all from the TE August KI kit. So pretty this month with all the bright colors.

Stamps: Pure Innocence "Poppy" by My Favorite Things
Card Stock: TE Nautical Blue Light, Sunflowers Medium and Snow
White, August KI kit
Patterned papers: Country Drive by Echo Park, August KI kit
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and green Spica pen
Other: classic scalloped circle Nesties, Die-namics large scalloped border die, SU button, TE green plaid ribbon, SU pearls, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

I hope your Tuesday is a good one. Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Snowbuddy. . .

likes you as much as me!"

Hi all,
I have another card using my favorite Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up. I wanted to use non-traditional Christmas colors and the July TE KI kit fit the bill. The dapper snowman is stamped onto blue card stock and colored with an aqua painter using SU white craft ink. The rest of the image is also colored with SU ink pads and the aqua painter. I've used crystal Stickles along the shaded edge and the center of the top hat for some snowy sparkle. The background is embossed with a new EF from the upcoming SU Holiday Mini catalog. The sketch is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #131.

Stamps: Snow Much Fun by Stampin' Up
Card stock: Taylored Expressions Flamingo and Aqua Blossom from July KI
Patterned paper: Life of the Party from MME, TE July KI
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU craft white, riding hood red, soft suede, pumpkin pie, certainly celery, and calypso coral
Other: SU Snow Burst EF, SU punches, Kaiser black and aqua rhinestones, TE green ribbon, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fall Days Are Fun Days

Good evening all,

While I was on vacation a few weeks ago, I ordered some new Pure Innocence stamps from My Favorite Things. I love this fall sweetie with the carmel apple, so I decided to ink her up first. I'm using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch 130 for the layout. The colors, kraft, yellow and white, come from the current CR84FN36 color challenge.

I think this card works well for the current FTR18 over at Linda's Catered Crop blog. My ingredients are in red.

Colors – primary colors like red, yellow, blue (and green), and a little brown for dirt
Stamps and Stickers – anything that grows from a seed, gardening, back to school, worms!
Patterns – circles, checked/gingham, notebook paper
Color Mediums – stamping ink, markers (ProMarker, Copics)
Embellishments – buttons, ribbon, thread/twine
Tools – border punch, die cut shapes, embossing plates
Techniques – make a bookmark, mat your panels, tie ribbons through your buttons, machine sewing
Theme – garden, back to school

And, since I've used kraft card stock, this card works perfectly for Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge.

Stamps: Pure Innocence "Carmel Apple" by My Favorite Things
Card stock: SU kraft, black, whisper white
Patterned paper: Pebbles Treehouse
Other paper: purchased corrugated kraft 
Ink: memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: SU flower and border punches, Fiskers corner rounder, SU houndstooth embossing folder, SU kraft button, white floss, white candy dots, Sakura gloss pen, sewing machine, the Big Shot, and dimensionals

Have a great Wednesday all and thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Friend Card for SSSC129

Hi everyone,

It's been "long time, no post" for me. I was on vacation for the past two weeks visiting my very good friends in Mass. Every summer they rent a beach cottage "down the Cape" and this year we flew out to join them. We had a blast, and a very relaxing vacation. It was the kind of vacation they are supposed to be.

We flew home to San Diego on Saturday and arrived home after midnight. On Sunday after unpacking, doing laundry and other errands, I sat down and created a card for Denis to give to his manager for her birthday this week. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #129 layout. This is a SU only card using some of the new in-colors, new stamp set and retired DSP.

Stamps: My Friend set by Stampin' Up
Card stock: SU sahara sand, island indigo, and lucky limeade
Patterned paper: SU retired
Ink: SU island indigo, lucky limeade, and pool party
Other: several SU punches, SU river rock stitched ribbon, SU clear buttons, SU linen thread

Vacations are always wonderful, but so is being back home. Thanks for looking in today,