Tuesday, November 27

Monday, November 26

Blog Candy winner is .....

Rosella! I have already emailed her to congratulate her. Please come back soon for some more blog candy! :o)

Later tonight I will post my color challenge card along with a pic of the blog candy that Rosella has won....if I am feeling better. I got up Thanksgiving morning with a sinus headache. Now my head is throbbing, my ears sound like I have shells tied on my head (roaring), a sore throat and a dry cough! Been drugging myself up big time all weekend. Luckily it has not went to my chest!

Sunday, November 25

11/25/07 Color Challenge #4

Today's color challenge is
Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White

You have until December 9th to download your card for a special prize! Just download your card to your website and post the url in a comment on this post!

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Inks: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accesssories: Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Pink Grosgrain Ribbon,
Pure Color Pencils, Layer Ease I myself am a week behind! (Posted 12.02.07) :) I have been sick since Thanksgiving and then my daughter has been in the hospital four days this week and they did outpatient surgery at 3 pm yesterday. She is home now and hopefully will not have to go back to the hospital before the baby is due!

Makaya's Special Day

My great-niece is celebrating her birthday this week. We are hosting her party today. Why is this a special day? She was born with poly hydrops and they didn't think she was going to make it. She had surgery at 2 weeks, was in the hospital for three months and was off and on the vent for almost two months of that three months. Today she is a bright, smiling
little girl who you would never had guessed had been so ill. She truly is our $2 million baby!
I made this name frame for her using Friends & Flowers Simply Scrapping Kit, Headline Alphabets, Certainly Celery-Pumpkin Pie-Tempting Turquoise Inks, Pomegranate-Celery-Mustard Ribbons. (Picture is not very good...too yellow but was the best I could get it...not sure why!)

Tuesday, November 20

Blog Candy at 2000 hits!

I will be giving an assortment of blog candy out at 2000 hits. To be eligible please leave a comment on this post. Thanks!

Stamp-A-Stack Christmas Cards

We held our annual Stamp-a-Stack Christmas this last weekend.
Each attendee made 4 cards of each design.

Here are the cards that we made.

Stamp Sets: Best Blossoms, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon

Stamp Set: Silent Night
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Watercolor Wonders Crayons, Aqua Pens,
Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamp Sets: Snow Burst, Riveting
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Pattern Paper from JoAnn's,
Scallop and Circle Punches,
Bold Bright Brads, Dimensionals

Stamp Sets: Sleigh Bells Ring
Cardstock: Whisper White. Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Circle Punches

Stamp Sets: Big on Christmas
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Only Orange
Accessories: Pattern Paper from Joann's,
Photo Corner Punch, Aqua Pens

11/18/07 Sketch Challenge #4

Here is this week's sketch challenge.

Post your card on your website and leave a link to the card in your comment here. The winner will receive an assortment of embellishments.

Stamp Set: Sidekick Sayings
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Inks: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Summer Sun
Accessories: Aqua Pens, White Organdy Ribbon,
Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Rose Red Prints DS Paper

Monday, November 19

Oops! A day late!

I will be late posting this weeks sketch challenge. I have this week off but we are going today to Turkeyville USA for lunch and a play. I will post the challenge later tonight for those who want to play.

At that time I will also post the cards for Christmas Stamp-a-stack that we did this weekend and the projects from the workshop on Saturday too.

Have a great day and check back later this evening for updates!

Monday, November 12



Sunday, November 11

Christmas Cards

I have been busy making up Christmas cards for an open house today. It was for two hours...kind of a "preview" open house. We will be having another open house on December 1 from 9-1. Here are the cards I made into gift boxes of 12 cards and envies.

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Riveting
Cardstock: True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Whisper White

Ink: True Thyme
Accessories: Scallop and Circle Punches, Iridescent Ice EP, Two-Way Glue

Stamp Sets: Snow Burst, Perfect Endings
Cardstock: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Brilliant Blue, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Oval Punches, Versamark, Iridescent Ice EP

Stamp Sets: Heavenly Peace
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Ink: Old Olive

Accessories: Brocade BG DSP. Stressor Tool

Stamp Sets: Silent Night
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black

Stamp Sets: The Gift of Love
Cardstock: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Natural Ivory

Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Chocolate Silk Ribbon, Brocade BG DPS

November Mini VSN Entries

Last night was mini VSN for November. What fun and the challenges were great.

Challenge #1 ~ Totally Tubular ~
For this challenge, use your favorite lipstick colors on your card – corals, pinks, reds, burgundies, bronzes, if it comes in a tube at the drugstore, you can use it on your card or project!

Challege #2 ~ SCS Enabler's Challenge ~ For this challenge you had to take the things you HAD to get because you saw them in the SCS gallery or people were raving about them and make a card using them.

Challenge #3 ~ Table Made Pretty ~ This was my challenge! The challenge was to create a table setting, consisting of a table place card, napkin ring and a mini menu or schedule for your event!

Challenge #4 ~ You Scratch My Back ~ For this challenge you had to make a card using the Faux Linen technique.

The next VSN will be December 5th (yep a Wednesday night) at 7 pm.

Saturday, November 10

11/11/07 Color Challenge #3

I was looking for something different and I think I found it! Not Quite Navy is NOT one of my fav colors. I hardly ever use it so I decided to make myself use it for this challenge.

Colors are Groovy Guava, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun and Very Vanilla (or Whisper White).

Stamp Sets: Garden Collage
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Groovy Guava, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Groovy Guava-Not Quite Navy-Summer Sun refills, Groovy Guava double stitch ribbon, shaving cream

Shaving Cream Technique
  1. Put shaving cream on a plate or cookie sheet.
  2. Place just a few drops of reinker into the shaving cream.
  3. Gently stir - do not over stir or the inks will become muddied.
  4. Place a piece of glossy cardstock into the shaving cream and "squish" it down.
  5. Remove the cardstock and scrap off excess shaving cream.
  6. Wipe and layer as needed.

Sunday, November 4

November Mini VSN

Splitcoaststampers in hosting a November Mini VSN this coming Saturday (11.10.07) and I have the privilege of being a hostess this month! I have been working on my items today...but I can't share them with you until Saturday night! :o) I know...I shouldn't tease.

Had a great weekend though. Carol came down Thursday night and we spent Friday doing girl things. We went to Middlebury to Das Dutchman Essenhaus for lunch and shopping. We then visited a local stamp shop near there (half way between Middlebury and Shipshewana). After we visited Menno-Hof which is an old barn and house that has been renovated into a local "museum" type thing that explains the history of the Mennonites. Carol was overwhelmed by the info there. This was my 2nd visit and there was more that I learned too. After that we headed to the Blue Gate Restaurant, had dinner with the "Super 60's" group from the Sturgis Missionary Church and watched the "Chuck Wagon Gang". What an awesome way to end the day with southern gospel. Saturday morning we got up, went to breakfast with the ladies from the church, came home and stamped. I will upload those cards tomorrow if I get the chance. :o)

11/4/07 Sketch Challenge #3

Here is this bi-monthly's sketch challenge. Winner will receive an assortment of embellishments. Please post your sketch challenge card on your website and leave the link to your sample in your comment on this post. I will be posting my sample later. Gotta get ready for church now! :) Hubby is on the worship team and they meet early on Sunday mornings.

One thing I am going to change. You can enter any of my challenges within the two weeks since it is bi-weekly. This will give you a chance to get the challenge done, uploaded and leave your comments here. :) November 18th deadline.

Thanks for playing and good luck!

Stamps: Riveting, Heartfelt Thanks
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red
Accessories: Circle punches, scallop punch,
ruby red brad, sponge and retired DS paper