Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Color Challenge!

I was very excited I got to finally participate in a challenge at Splitcoast and actually post it.The challenge can be found here.
Todays challenge was soft colors using Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, and Bashful Blue. (for those who do not know these are Stampin Up color palettes.) For a little bling I added a bit of Dazzlin Diamonds to the ice cube.
I knew Petey from Inky Antics would be perfect for this. He is such a cute little fellow.
I still can't decide whether he is holding an ornament or a huge yo-yo. I will let the individual decide that.
Hope you have a great day!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Cracked Up!!!

I hope everyone had a full Thanksgiving Day.(i.e. full of fun full of food, full of family). I sure did.
If I was watching calories, I would be in real trouble. My eyes would be sore that is for certain.Oh well, you only live once.

I just received my new stamp set from Gina K Designs
and I have to say I am just cracking myself up. I can think of so many wonderful sayings to go with this set. The sentiments that come with it are fabulous too but my twisted sense of humor is really having a field day here.

The first card is the more traditional fold style. Hand written sentiment "Potty On!" LOL I just crack myself up.
The second card is a tent topper style that still fits is a medium size envie. Computer generated sentiment "Down with the crappy in with the Happy" LOL That sentiment was too long to hand write.

What I used:
Stamps Gina K designs "Way to go"
Ink SU Black tempting turquoise marker
Paper SU whisper white Cool Caribbean. tempting turquoise, TAC Gentle beginnings
Accessories Brads, silver cording, scallop punch, gross grain ribbon, distressor, word punch eyelet

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone has a great holiday and eats too much and enjoys their family and friends.
I plan on it! Also I will be thinking of all the wonderful things that I am thankful for.
number one is love and support of my family and friends. Because fo that, I know that anything that comes my way will be the end results will be oK!
I may also try and brave the "Black Friday" crowds! Nothing better than smiling widely at the crabby people in line. It is amazing that they even attempt it when it is no secret that the lines will be long!! LOL Oh well maybe I might even sing a few bars of my favorite song while I am waiting in line surrounded by Bah Humbugs LOL
Hopefully I get some project time in this long weekend!!
Enjoy and God Bless!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas Cards!

Well I decided it was about time to start my cards for the season! I don't know where this design came from,, I thought I was being original and guess what?? I was wrong!! Yep mark your calendars it does happen once in a while. I would like to give credit but I am not sure whose design this really is. I think I first spotted it on Sherry Cheevers Blog I read hers everyday not only is she creative but soo funny. Take a look.

What I used:
Papers SU Real red, Whisper white
Stamp set SU Hostess set so I old I can't remember the name.
Cuddle Bug, Gold embossing powder, White Signo pen, red ribbon Stampin Markers

Very quick and easy card. I think I will make a few more to have on hand.
Happy Monday!

Monday, November 12, 2007


OMG! This weekend was the best! I finally got to sit and play and craft and it was wonderful! YIPPEE!
Here is one of my projects. I always wanted to try one but thought it was more difficult that it really is.
I was a bit intimidated by it.
So I thought I would give you a short how to.
It is so easy and so much fun!

How to stamp on candles

Using the Stampin Up Holy Triptych set, I stamped on white tissue paper using black staz on ink and then very "carefully" colored with shimmer chalks and a very dry aqua painter. Too much water and the paper is gone!! Let dry before attempting to move the image!! Cut the tissue paper as close to the image as possible and lay on your candle. Next wrap very tightly with wax paper and heat with your heat tool. Once the wax paper appears shiny and wet you can gently peel it away from the candle. Be sure not to use the heat tool too close or it will discolor the candle. Trust me on this one! I have one image on each side and plan to do other candles with the rest of the set! I am also thinking of adding a coordinating ribbon. We'll see.
Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

I saw this flower on Debby Winters blog Through my Stamp room Window
and just had to try it! I followed the tutorial link on Spit coast.
I decided to try it out on a square card which measures 5 1/2" X 5 1/2".

I will definitely use this flower technique again and again!!
Sorry for the blurry photo, I couldn't get it any clearer.

What I used....
Stampin up papers
Real red, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White and white mulberry.
Provo craft holiday slab
Stampin up Sentiment for m gingerbread house set.
Jumbo Pebble Brad from Making Memories.

Off to Michaels to spend more money on craft stuff!! Yippee!!!!
Have a great day!

Friday, November 9, 2007

"C" is for COOKIES.......

MMMMMM MMMMM Good. I received this email and just had to share. click on a cookie name and the recipe is there way cool!

Just click on the name of the cookie and bam the recipe is there.

1-2-3 Cookies 7 Layer Cookies Allie Nelson's Famous Snickerdoodle Cookies Almond Crescent Shortbread Amish Sugar Cookies Andies Candies Cookies Angel Crisps Angenets Applesauce Cookies Apricot Fold-Overs Aunt Edy's Molasses Crinkles Auntie Linda's Ginger Gems Bakeless Dream Cookies Banana Drop Cookies Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World Biscotti Biscotti Blueberry Cookies Boiled Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies Bronwnies Brown Sugar Shortbread Brownie Cookies Brownie Delight Brownies Buccaneer Snowballs Buried Cherry Cookies Butter Cookies Butter Nut Balls Butterballs Butterscotch Haystacks C.O.P. Cookies Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cookies Caramel Shortbread Cheesecake Brownies Cherry Buns Cherry Crowns Cherry Winks Chewies Chewy Noels Chinese Chews/Haystacks Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Chip Meltaways Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Christmas Trees Chocolate Cream Cheese Squares Chocolate Crinkles Chocolate Mint Snow-Top Cookies Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake) Chocolate Snowball Cookies Chocolate Streusel Bars Chocolate Sundae Cookies Chocolate Walnut Crumb Bars Choco-Scotch Crunchies Choose A Cookie Dough Recipe Christmas Crackers Christmas Crunch Bars Christmas Ginger Snaps Christmas Macaroons Christmas Mice Cookies Christmas Shaped Cookies Church Window Cookies Coconut Cookies Congo Squares Cookie in a Jar Corn Flakes Cookies Cornflake Christmas Wreaths Cowboy Cookies (oatmeal) Cream Cheese Cookies with Apricot Filling Crème De Menthe Chocolate Squares Crème Wafers Crescent Cookies Crispy Crunchies Date Nut Balls Date-nut Pinwheel Cookies Diabetic Peanut Butter Cookies Disgustingly Rich Brownies Doodles Double chocolate chip cookies Double-Chocolate Crinkles Eatmore Cookies Eggnog Cookies Elizabeth's Sugar Cookies Elves Quick Fudge Brownies Emily Dickinson's Gingerbread Cookie Recipe Emily's Best Brownies Famous Oatmeal Cookies Firemen Cookies Fluffy Shortbread Cookies Forgotten Cookies Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies Fruit Cake Cookies Fruitcake Squares Fry Pan Cookies Gems Ginger Cookies Ginger Crinkles Gingerbread Baby Gingerbread Cookies with Butter Cream Icing Gingerbread Men Gingerbread Men Ginny's Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Glory's Golden Graham Squares Glory's Sugar Cookies Gramma Chapman's chocolate coconut drops Grandma Elsie's Zimt (cinnamon) Cookies Grandma J's Butter Cookies Grandma Olson's Parkay Cookies Great Grandmothers Sugar Cookies Gum Drop Cookies Gumdrop Gems Haystack Cookies Ho-Ho Bars Holiday Cereal Snaps Holiday Chocolate Butter Cookies Holiday Raisin Walnut Bars Holly 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