Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Crazy for Cupcakes Gift Set

Sorry it's been a little while since I posted, but I haven't had a whole lot of time to stamp lately. Here's a little set I made based on a project that was demonstrated at Convention. I showed it to the ladies in my hostess club last week. I just added a piece of the Sweet Always DSP to the bottom of a tray I got at Michaels, then altered the other items to coordinate and made a card that matched as well. What an adorable little gift, huh?? I'm loving this wide stitched grosgrain ribbon.

I also thought I'd share a picture of Riley (my lovable Sheltie) and an adorable toy my daughter bought for her, who we named Frankie. Riley LOVES her toys. She tends to play with the newer ones at first, but then she'll dig through her basket of toys and come out with an oldie but goodie. It's so adorable. Be sure to check back this weekend for a picture of Riley in her Halloween costume. Yup, I dress her up every year.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Do the Cocomotion

Brrr ... it was actually cold here this morning. So I broke out the hot cocoa maker my friend Stacey gave me for Christmas called "The Cocomotion". Every time I use it I sing "Do the Cocomotion" instead of locomotion. Yup, I'm a goof.

The cold weather inspired me to use this adorable snowman image from Sweet 'n Sassy. You should see all the little snowmen that I put out during the holidays, I've been collecting them for years. They're all just so sweet and lately my collection of snowman stamps has been growing too. It's such a shame that I now live where it never snows. In making my card this morning, I scared my dog when I was setting eyelets because I did it old school ... with my noisey eyelet setting tools. She's such a scaredy DOG.

Supplies: Snow Friends by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Fall Flowers DSP, Soft Sky, Old Olive, Really Rust and Whisper White CS, Wide Olive GG and Soft Sky double stitched ribbon, snowflake eyelets

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cupcakes Make Everything Better

Okay, well not everything ... as poor Diet Sophie discovered. Or maybe she's thinking a cupcake will make her feel better after what she just saw on the scale. I love this image, it was in the latest Hanna Stamps release. I followed the guidelines for the Limited Supplies Challenge today on Splitcoast (LSC189). The challenge was called Rock, Paper, Scissors. A little gem on the top of the cupcake is the rock, I used patterned paper for the paper and for scissors I only used my cutter for the components of the card.

Supplies: Diet Sophie from Hanna Stamps, Sentiment from Verve's Cupcake Affair, Pirouette Pink and GP White CS, unknown patterned paper, sheer ribbon from Michael's, colored with Copics

It's a Girl Thing

Happy Friday everyone!! Sorry it's been a while since I posted, but this week has been crazy ... so crazy that I haven't had much time to create. Monday evening I broke my riding lawn mower, Tuesday I had to bake a cake and make icing for my cake decorating class and Wednesday was the actual class. So last night I finally had a little time to stamp.

I made these adorable note cards with a Sweet 'n Sassy set called Trendy Girl, aren't they fun? This set reminds me of my daughter. That girl has tons and tons of purses. Anyway, I got the idea from Michelle Wooderson's blog, check out her adorable snail mail cards. If you visit my blog, then you know how much a fan of Michelle's work I am. I just love her style and today she posted some pictures of her fun Halloween home decor, you have to check it out.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

No Limit to Rodney's Cuteness

Here's a card I made for yet another challenge. It's a Christmas Animals challenge on the Cute Card Thursday blog. I found it by visiting Tracey's blog whom I only "know" because she left a comment on my blog(Hi Tracey). Anyway, I've had these Rodney images colored for a while and I just bought the Christmas Glitter Pack of paper so it all worked out wonderfully for this particular challenge. I also followed the guidelines of this week's Limited Supplies Challenge (LSC188) on SCS, which was to use NO embellishments, so it's all paper, ink and tools. Told ya, I am getting hooked on challenges. They are so much fun and it's extra great when you can make one card that combines 2 or more of them.

Simple Pleasures

There’s a radio station in MD I used to listen to and Thursday was simple pleasures day … listeners called in and shared their simple pleasure. I always enjoyed hearing these. Today my simple pleasure is the fact that there was a chill in the air here this morning. It actually felt like fall for a little bit, so I thought I'd share a picture of the pumpkin chocolate chips muffins I made.

I got the recipe from this post on Becky Higgins blog because it was on Michelle Wooderson's blog last October. It's a very easy recipe and it makes the house smell so good. I, being the chocoholic I am, put 2/3 cup of chocolate chips in instead of the 1/3 cup the recipe calls for.

I actually baked them on Tuesday when I looked at this week's color challenge. It's funny, I think most people get inspiration from things to make cards ... but I was totally inspired to make these muffins FROM the card samples for the challenge.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My First Release Party

Okay, so last night I participated in my first release party. It was for Sweet N Sassy stamps. What fun!! Here are 2 cards I created for the challenges. The first one was a sketch challenge created by Faith based on this adorable Olivia card that uses the new Olivia add-ons set.

The 2nd one was an embellishment challenge was issued by Jessica. All you had to was to use at least one button on your card. I decided to use the layout from today's sketch challenge on SCS.

I still need to do one for the color challenge that was posted at 11:30 pm (EST). If you haven't "attended" a release party before, I highly recommend it. I'm starting to get hooked on challenges.