I am so ready for my VACATION!! YEAH!! We are off to Spokane, WA for a weekend of soccer. Go, Jordan!! Then to the Seattle area for a 3 day conference...a bit of work for me but the kidos can play with Gram & Gramps & Uncle Jared! :-) Then we are finally on our way to MONTANA for some camping adventures! I will be away from the craft table & my bed for 10 days...what will I miss more?? ;-) When I return, I will be a changed woman.....1 year older! Ready to embrace my 34th year of life!! What will you be doing 08/08/08? My special day happens to be extra special this year so I hope to be on some amazing hike surrounded by the 4 BEST men in the WORLD! :-) Take care & happy stamping!!!
Here is a smaller version of an advent calendar...counting down the last 12 days till the big day! Perfect for my littlest guy. I just love this Bitty Christmas Tags kit. This and the other 4 kits are now available at Unity Stamp Company. Angela also posted the August Kit of the Month. WOW! I can't wait to get mine! Recipe: Stamps: Bitty Christmas Tags Ink: memento Paper: SEI, whisper white, My Mind's Eye dp Accessories: icons, Making Memories glitter letters, copics, silver eyelets, silver ribbon
Here is another card using the up&coming Growing in Unity kit from Unity. I used today's sketch challenge. More to come later....lots of Christmas stuff with the Bitty Christmas Tags kit. I teach tonight so I will miss the actual party on SCS but plan to hit the postparty if anyone is up for staying up late! ;-) It starts at 6pm PST.....fun, games, and a chance at some FREE rubber!! :-)
Now are you ready for a little peek at the Unity sets being released tomorrow night on the SCS Unity forum??? I can only show you a glimpse and it is quite blurry....but don't fret....more to come tomorrow!! These peeks are 2 of the 5 kits being released. PARTY TIME: 6-8 Pacific 7-9 Mountain 8-10 Central 9-11 EST
This first DTGD '08 challenge is from Jenn. She picked out a yummy cake for our inspiration! Recipe: Stamps: bliss & a birdie Paper: gable green, basic black, whisper white, Amanda Blu dp Ink: memento Accessories: rhinestone stickers, nestabilities, sewing machine, offray ribbon, Queen & Co. felt brad
This one is from Lauren's Monochromatic Color Challenge Recipe: Stamps: Jacks World Paper: Jacks World dp, certainly celery, wild wasabi, very vanilla, whisper white Ink: wild wasabi Accessories: offray ribbon, crimper, corner rounder, making memories brads, scallop punch, 1 3/8" & 11/4" circle punches, copic multiliner
Here is Rockin' Amber's Verve Diva Challenge. I just loved the inspiration! Perfect for some inchies!!
Recipe: Stamps: fancy florals remixed, filigree fantasy Paper: whisper white, pumpkin pie Ink: brilliant blue, so saffron, soft sky, pumpkin pie Accessories: SU! blue brads, American Craft white brads, Offray ribbon, nestabilities
I am not sure how this all came about...sometimes cards have minds of their own!! :-) The color combination is from today's SCS challenge. I used all textured cardstock on this one. Recipe: Stamps: eco chic Ink: memento, soft sky & river rock reinkers Paper: river rock textured, soft sky textured, very vanilla textured, spring silhouettes dp Accessories: rain dots, Mark Richards crystal stickers, beachfront ribbon originals, aqua painter, corner rounder, sewing machine, slit punch
This first one is for Christine's Watercolor WOW Challenge. I used some Pearlescent Watercolors so there is a bit of shimmer that the photo doesn't show. Recipe: Stamps: butterfly beauty Ink: stazon, memento Paper: Sweet Branch crate dp, whisper white Accessories: club wedd ribbon, rhinestone stickers, corner rounder, aqua painter, pearlescent watercolors
The next one is for Michelle's Masculine Challenge. More Mr. Campy product for you to enjoy!! Recipe: Paper: chocolate chip, Mr. Campy, very vanilla Accessories: Mr. Campy rubons, nestabilities, cutter kit, twill, american crafts cooper brads
The final challenge of the day is from the infamous Julie!! This card was inspired by a pillow in the latest Pottery Barn Kids. Recipe: Stamps: mix up of cuteness Paper: prints pack dp, whisper white, real red, regal rose, garden green Ink: real red Accessories: rhinestone stickers, sewing machine, Target ribbon, flower punch
Recipe: Stamps: Mix Up of Cuteness Paper: chocolate chip, whisper white, hello sunshine, vellum Ink: memento Accessories: copics, offray ribbon, sewing machine, red rhinestone, netabilities
This one is for Jody's ribbon Challenge. I picked up this crazy rainbow ribbon at Target over the weekend. It worked perfectly with some October Afternoon paper that I got from Jacksonbelle Embellishments and the Dandie Trio Stampendous stamp that I won on Taylor's blog. Isn't she the sweetest most talented gal?? :-) Recipe: Stamps: dandie trio Paper: very vanilla, October afternoon Ink: memento Accessories: copics, nestabilities, specialty ribbon
Don't you just love summer days?? The boys all slept in, enjoying their day off of swim lessons. We are just having a lazy summer day....still in the pjs, reading, playing G.I. Joes, some Wii, and Legos (of course!). I was so excited to get my Kit of the Month from Unity yesterday: It's the Little Things. I HAD to ink it up today.
This first one is also for today's Limited Supplies Challenge: Folding. I used a gate fold but made it fold horizontally. This paper is from the Hello Sunshine line at Cosmo. Recipe: Stamps: It's the Little Things Paper: hello sunshine (cosmo cricket), kraft, whisper white Ink: memento Accessories: copics, white chipboard frames, rhinestone stickers
The second card was just me playing around with the kit. I just adore the little mushrooms! It uses some more Mr. Campy by Cosmo.
Recipe: Stamps: It's the little things Paper: mr. campy (cosmo cricket), kraft Ink: memento, old olive Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, velvet ribbon, rhinestones, white gel pen, ribbon
Here are some cards that I haven't shared with you yet. They were featured on Angela's blog a couple weeks ago. I just love this one! It uses some Get Happy Cosmo Cricket paper. Isn't it fun? I understand how they came up with the name of this line! Stamps: best friends, sentiments o' simple Paper: get happy cosmo dp, textured pumpkin pie, blue bayou Ink: memento tuxedo black Accessories: sewing machine, AB rhinestone brad, 3/4" circle punch
This cute little guy is in the Jolly Little Winter kit. Stamps: jolly little winter Paper: pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise dp, basic black, whisper white Ink: memento tuxedo black Accessories: nestabilities, ribbon (offray), corner rounder, copics
I was playing around with my Janome sewing machine with this one. Stamps: Batch of bitty fun Paper: chocolate chip, very vanilla, sei dp Ink: memento Accessories: oval punch, offray ribbon, rhinestone stickers, sewing machine
So I decided to stay up late/early tonight and get caught up on some challenges. This first one is the Meet the Verve Divas Challenge. It was a color challenge: so saffron, chocolate chip, old olive & pumpkin pie. I uploaded an image before class in my SCS gallery but I like this picture so much better. It amazes me how much the quality of the image impacts the card!! Recipe: Stamps:great expectations, fluttering by Paper: chocolate chip, cupcake dp (basicgrey), very vanilla Ink: memento Accessories: paper piercer, rhinestone stickers, slit punch, olive twill
BSC#2 Uses more Cosmo....some fabulous & fun Hello Sunshine that I bought from Jacksonbelle Embellishments! Recipe: Stamps: Le Jardin Paper: hello sunshine dp (cosmo cricket), whisper white, green galore, basic black Accessories: offray ribbon, american crafts ribbon, satin ribbon, sewing machine, copics
This last one is BSC #3. I used some of my new Euphoria dp (basicgrey) from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. The frame came from a Studio Calico kit. It was white but, thanks to my copic markers, is now a light pink! The animals are cut out and added to the white paper with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of acetate and laid it over the main image making a window. Recipe: Stamps: Born To Be Wild Ink: memento Paper: euphoria dp (basicgrey), whisper white, blue bayou Ink: memento, stazon Accessories: offray ribbon, chipboard frame, acetate, sewing machine