Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Snorkle fun (for Brady)-Just Buggin' 26

Challenge #26: Dry emboss your die cuts with an embossing folder or texturz plate. Brady had a swim party this year for his birthday-so I thought how cute it would be if I made him a card to match, and remembered this little guy on the everyday paperdolls cartridge. I embossed it with my big shot using a cuddle bug folder-but only the top 3/4. I then wheeled across the bottom with the something fishy wheel with versa-mark, then embossed the fishies in white. I used the spiral punch on the side just for some decoration. The cartridges I used were Everyday Paperdolls- the boy and accessories are cut at 2 3/8" Lifes a beach-for the phrase. This card makes me so want summer, I am sure most of you are right there with me, and it is just around the corner-I can feel it. :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

SC184 Thank You

Hi, thanks for stopping in today. I made this card for my stamp group, for my trade cards that we share every month. I haven't used either one of these sets for a long time- I thought it would be fun to do a little retro card. With some new butterflies. Stamp sets: SU hedgehog happiness, SU cute critters, Paper:SU DSP, apricot appeal, white, Ink: black, colored pencils w/ blender pens. Apricot ribbon Embosslit- SU "beautiful wings" I used my cricut to cut the squares-the large squares are 2 1/4 and 2, the small squares are 1.37 and 1.12. I hope you are all using your Stamps to make beautiful creations. Thanks and have a great day. ~Sharon

Friday, February 19, 2010

JB# 25 Black & White Thank You

Cartridges: Storybook, A child's first year, New Arrival Ribbon: Black Gingham Stamps: Back Ground Basics (one of the originals) I used the Storybook cartridge to cut the frame out at 5.5 x 4.25 and the inside at 5.25 x 4. The boys are cut at 2.5" from A child's First Year. Thank you is cut at 1 1/2" from New Arrival. It was pretty simple to make, I wanted to stick as close as possible to the black and white challenge. I used the stamp set behind the frame, it makes it look more dimensional when actually it is not. This was made for Dru's grandma, she is just absolutely wonderful. When she opened she said "oh for me? I get to keep it" Grammy's are so cute.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


(Bryce) This is another card I made for Dru's families bday bash. I used the cheers to you set from Stampin' Up! Colored it in with the wonder color crayons. Then added crystal effects to the glass to make it shinny. Some DSP from SU! I like how this card turned out. I used More Mustard for the base, and distressed the edges of the DSP. So Happy birthday Bryce, hope you had a great one.

Ebay auction -Help Haiti

All proceeds from these cards go to the Red Cross to help Haiti. HOP(E) FOR HAITI E-BAY AUCTION

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Garden Birthday

This last weekend we had lots of birthdays. We had one big birthday bash up at the Stark's. It was both of Dru's parents, two of his brothers, 3 of the kids birthdays (one of which is Shelby's). Much easier to just gather once than for everyone individual. This is the card I made for mom. I colored the picture in with pencils. The background is chocolate chip and embossed with a cricut folder on my big shot. Stamps: country garden from High Hopes stamps teeny tiny wishes SU Accessories: Misc gems, and hardware. Paper: DSP, Chocolate chip, Bashful blu, white Color: Pencils colored with alcohol.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hop(e) for Haiti..Wedding Wishes

Hi, and welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog Hop(e) for Haiti. If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. Otherwise, you should have just arrived from
As a company, we wanted to do something to give back to the people who have been so devastated by the Haitian Earthquake. So we thought what better way than to invite some of our favorite stampers to join us in this cause. Each card you see on the blog hop today will be auctioned on E-bay with all proceeds going to the Red Cross in support of the Haitian Relief Effort (please check the Skipping Stones Design Website for the link to the auction). 100% of the proceeds of the Ebay auction and $2.00 from every stamp set purchased from February 16 - 22 will be donated to the Red Cross. We know that we can make a difference.
and here is the card I made for the auction, TFL.
I was asked by a good friend of mine to participate in Hop(e) for Haiti, I was touched that she asked me, I am not a wealthy woman, but I do love to stamp and create. So this is a great opportunity to help those in need. Thanks to all of you who are participating. Yes, I believe that we can make a difference.
When I first got my set in the mail, I seen this beautiful dove and thought "wedding" but in what colors. One of my favorite gray colors is Sahara Sand, so I paired it with Bashful Blue (both SU). There is also a beautiful star included in this set which I stamped and punched to make the hearts that are attached to the ribbon. The bird and the hearts are embossed in iridescent ice (SU) and they really sparkle. My sources: Stamp:Skipping Stones Christmas Swirls -very vintage wheel -Su -wedding wishes SU Paper: Sahara Sand, Natural White, White Ink: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Versamark w/iridescent ice Other: 3 heart punch, organza ribbon in white, my prettiest kit (SU)
Now how about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, Skipping Stones has decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! There will be a few pre-release sets up for grabs hidden along the blog hop. The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! Thanks you for stopping by our next hop is to Mary Giemza I am sure she eagerly awaits you! Have a great day! PS. Here are some other cards I made using this same set. rock-n-roll technique diaper wipe technique on glossy cardstock this card went to Tiffany Stark direct to paper technique used on the stars this is the ornament I cut off the hangie thingie and added a star tip to make it a balloon Thanks ~Sharon

Monday, February 15, 2010

Margaritas all around

This set is so cute-don't you think? It comes from skipping stones. My girlfriend is on the design team for them. When I seen this I had to borrow it. I have some drinkin' friends birthdays coming up, and this is perfect. The inside reads..."especially when the salt accompanies a drink and great friends." paraphrased. The details: Paper: Kiwi Kiss, White, Certainly Celery Ink: Black emboss, water color crayons-celery, bordering blue Technique: rock-n-roll on the limes with certainly celery and kiwi kiss.

Valentines for the Long Haul (TLC259)

  It is the frosted window technique. I wanted something special. Because I love him so much. And yay! he loved it. He did feel very loved. He said "wow that looks like it took along time" It actually does take some time to do. But it is worth it. Colors I used: Watercolor pencils: ballet blue, rose red, almost amethyst, lovely lilac, creamy caramel, barely banana, bordering blue, black. Stamp set: SU-Vintage Valentines Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Love brad, tafeta ribbon-red ridding hood. Paper clip.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Under the Sea wishes (Just Buggin' #24)

Challenge #24: 3D, Make a three dimensional project using your Cricut machine. Think boxes, purses, pop-up cards, etc! I wanted to make a true pop up card. Then when you opened it everything popped up. Colors: apricot appeal, basci gray, black, cocoa, blush blossom, brocade blue, cameo coral. maybe some others. Cartridge: Life is a beach After the frustration was over, then I decided it was very fun to make. The waves etc all pop up when the card is opened.

Love Birds (Just Buggin' #24)

Challenge #24: 3D, Make a three dimensional project using your Cricut machine.

So I looked at the Just buggin' challenge first thing this morning. Then the email came in from Splitcoast Stampers with this "folded paper frame" tutorial. The frame looked great to make a 3-D project with. These little love birds are so stinkin' cute too. I used the paper punch to make the border. It is hanging from 3/8" celery ribbon. This was a very fun project to make and turned out cuter than I thought it would. TFL Have a great day. Cartridge: I used was sweethearts. Paper: DSP-some retired SU!, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Brads I picked up from Oriental trading

Cupcake Cocoa

This is the first digi-stamp I have ever purchased. I seen this mouse and absolutely fell in love with him. So I printed off some in 3 1/2" and then did a smaller version. I lost the small set that I printed off. Or should I say misplaced it. Later I found it, I didn't want to waste them so I made a lot of little Cocoa's. You can find him at Sweet and Sassy. All the phrases I printed from my computer. This one I made for my BF dad or mom. I haven't decided yet, there bdays are one day apart. We are celebrating this weekend. So if I have very masculine card pop into my head I will use that one for his dad, and this one or his mom. The colors are yoyo yellow, certainly celery, and some cricut paper-it is the celebration one. See I wasn't boring I did vary the cards a little so they weren't all the same. This one I think is my favorite. They took a lot of work though. Because I colored in all the little cupcakes with my crayons. I also received my copics in the mail the day I was working on these so some of the coloring is done with them. I only have 11 colors- so not enough to do the beautiful shading. I am working on getting more though. So I can really use them. The cupcake that Cocoa is holding is colored with the crayons. I hope you enjoy this little guy. Have a great day Sharon

Monday, February 8, 2010

Easter Stamp Camp

Date: Sat. March 20, 2010 11 am Cost: $25.00 Please Register by: Feb. 19 (this is a first come first serve set, so I want to make sure you get it) Includes: "eggcellent eggs kit" pg. 23 of the mini, basket, milk carton, candy. Don't miss out on this cute decoration that can be displayed over and over at Easter. Ceramic eggs, so you can display them year after year.
WHEN REGISTERING FOR THIS CLASS, PLEASE INDICATE WHICH BASKET YOU WOULD LIKE. I have available Pink, Yellow, & Wire. Also do you want your eggs pre-painted? Shown in wire basket. Add $1.50 for a wire basket. Would you like to paint your eggs, or do you want them pre-painted? "Eggcellent" egg kit

2010 Stamp Camps

Stamp camps include continental breakfast. There is more details in the individual blogs. Please check them out. Feel free to email me with any questions. If there is something you would like to do but don't see here-let me know, I will do my best. Thanks.
Glass Etching.
Water Coloring on Canvas
Easter Camp
Father's Day Work Shop

Swap Cards for January 2010 TC93

The challenge was to take this sketch from SCS and make a Valentine theme with it...... And here are our cards.... our swap was actually for January, but we didn't have our party until February. Oh well they are all still darling. Look at Holly's she is brand new to our gr0up-but you can tell she in NO amateur. Everyone else has managed to pull of a beau-tiful card as well. Great job ladies. This card trade is so fun.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just for fun

Just some random cards I made. I was inspired by the paper. I make cards for my mom, and a couple grandmas so this will be good to fill their goody baskets. Stamp set used was oval all, Cartridge used was

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Red Crossbill SC266

SC266 Feb. 3 2010 Sketch Challenge Paper: Bella Bleu 2009 Stamps: Spring Song -Stampin' Up! Accessories: Ribbon slide, button I used the sketch challenge to design this card. However I added a twist, is a gable fold card. I used my handy dandy score pal to score my card-on the dots that conveniently provided. This is first card I have made with this little birdy. I found a picture of a bird in my "Utah" bird book. So I decided to color it like the picture. Thank goodness for sale-a-bration right? I got this beautiful set for FREE! It has a lovely hummingbird I can't wait to use. I actually have a couple in mind I would like to use that for. I had a great time playing with my toys this afternoon. I think playtime is very important-don't you? TFL have a great night.

Valentine Banner

Just Buggin' Challege # 23 "Make something for valentines day"

  Here it is in my window  

 This banner is hanging up in front of my window in my office. The cartridge I used here was sweethearts I haven't had this one for very long. I has a lot of cute possibilities though. I cut the tags out at 5" in the following colors, pixie pink, pretty in pink, and lovely lilac. Then cut out the background in elegant eggplant also at 5". I tied them all together using SU ribbon 'white organza' this has quickly become my favorite ribbon. tata for now.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

TLC257 Side Steppin'

Ok well, I think I am getting addicted to challenges. This is from SCS last week, Technique Lovers Challenge. To Make a side stepin' card. This was amazingly easy to do. I used the bugs and kisses stamp set from SU! Colors I chose were Orchid Opulence, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Rose Red. I used my Cricut-Plantin Schoolbook to cut the grass out.

Window to My Heart

Punch: Heart to Heart Stamps:tiny tiny wishes, I {heart} hearts Inks: real red, pretty in pink Paper: pretty in pink, real red, DSP-sending love Brass window. It is hard to see the window but I used my creative memories square to cut a window for the main hearts to peek out. Not sure who this one will go to, I will have to post that later! Valentines is just much less stressful than Christmas, Agree? Have a great day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mini Purses

This cute little purse was the splitcoast technique challenge for this week. I decided I would play along. A friend of mine is having her birthday today. So this is part of her gift. I made 4 note cards to go inside the purse. I was feeling a little retro-spring going on today. So I used some SU dsp paper from 1 1/2 years or so ago. Below you will find the pattern. I just copied the pattern onto my dsp and decorated from there. It turned out really cute, so I made another one for the hostess of one of my Stampin' Up! workshops. This is the first technique challenge I have done, but it was fun-so perhaps-just perhaps I shall try more. :) teehee Hand Bag template: thanks Mel (stampztoomuch).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Love You

Cricut Folder: Stamp Set: I {heart} Hearts, Well Scripted Paper: Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Glossy White Silver cord, Rhinestone Technique: Joseph Coat The card is cut at a 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 so when folded in makes a 5 1/4" square card-cut from orchid opulence, the next layer is eggplant cut at 4 x 4 3/4 and embossed with my big shot, then layered with a sheet of glossy 3 3/4 x 4 1/2. I used the Joseph Coat Technique- Embossing in clear, then rolling over in elegant eggplant. The phrase in embossed in Silver. I love this set, I have been waiting for a long time for SU to come out with a worthy heart set I could spend my hard earned money on. I do believe this is it. It has fun stamps, as well as elegant, large to small. This is my first clear stamp set that I bought, well this and well scripted at the same time.